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President Andrzej Duda: 'Europe that left us to be the prey of the Russians in 1945' (Photo: Kancelaria Prezydenta/flickr)

Poland to veto EU sanctions on Hungary

Poland has vowed to protect Hungary against EU sanctions, one day after the Polish president belittled Europe in a speech.

"Poland will vote against any sanctions on Hungary in the forum of European institutions," the Polish foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday (12 September).

The European Parliament's vote, earlier the same day, to trigger a sanctions procedure against Hungary over its violations of EU values and rule of law, was "disturbing" the Polish ministry sa...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

President Andrzej Duda: 'Europe that left us to be the prey of the Russians in 1945' (Photo: Kancelaria Prezydenta/flickr)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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