May 2, 2018 / 1:27 PM / 24 days ago

Poland says can't accept members' differentiation in new EU budget

WARSAW (Reuters) - Warsaw will oppose any European Union budget plan that doesn’t balance the needs of its various member states, Poland’s deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier listens to Polish European Affairs Minister Konrad Szymanski during an EU's General Affairs Council in Brussels, Belgium, February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The European Commission proposed its new multi-year financial plan earlier on Wednesday, including provisions that could result in cash being withheld from Poland over its treatment of the judiciary.

“The way to the full compromise over the EU budget is still very long,” Konrad Szymanski told reporters in Warsaw.

Reporting by Anna Koper and Marcin Goclowski; Editing by Justyna Pawlak

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