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Conditionality mechanism sparks disagreement among EU institutions

The Commission is planning on using a new tool called conditionality mechanism against the Hungarian and Polish governments. The tool will allow the EU  ‘’to suspend, reduce or restrict access to EU funding in a manner proportionate to the nature, gravity and scope of the breaches.’’ In other words, this mechanism will allow the Commission to freeze funds of member countries that do not comply with the EU’s rule of law standard. 

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Four refugees frozen to death after 42 days in Polish no man’s land

A group of around 30 refugees have been stuck in Usnarz Górny at the Poland-Belarus border, in conditions the International Organization for Migration called “extremely harsh (…) with limited access to drinking water and food, medical assistance, sanitation facilities and shelter”. Those conditions resulted now over the week-end in the death of four refugees – frozen to death as Polish border guards confirmed.