Poland should veto EU budget, Justice Minister says

FILE PHOTO: Polish Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro attends press conference amid coalition tension in Warsaw, Poland September 21, 2020. Adam Stepien/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland should veto the European Union budget over an EU attempt to tie rule of law to EU funding, Poland’s Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said on Monday.

“Now is the decisive moment for what will happen in Europe …when Poland can declare a veto... as a useful tool designed to block this political project designed to limit Poland’s sovereignty,” Ziobro told a news conference.

“I am convinced that, similarly to (Hungarian) Prime Minister Orban, Prime Minister Morawiecki will use this right.”

Reporting by Joanna Plucinska; Editing by Toby Chopra