Europe tries to overcome the ostracism of Poland and Hungary

The case of the ostracism of Poland and Hungary towards European mutual funds also has positive implications. The first is that finally the position of Warsaw and Budapest appears in all its contrast regarding membership of the European Union: a convenient accession to easily find sums that otherwise could not be available for the two countries but traded for a hypocritical adherence to European values ​​and an even greater inability to transpose and adapt them. Identifying the will to squeeze civil rights, limit freedom of the press and even of the judiciary appears all too easy, given the prolonged attitude in this sense of the two countries. The most logical conclusion is that Poland and Hungary do not possess the necessary requisites to continue to remain in the Union, with all the annexes and connected ones and whose main consequence is the cut of financial contributions in their favor, while in the medium term the the need to carefully examine the actual existence of the political requisites necessary to be able to remain within Brussels. The second positive aspect, which derives from this unfortunate situation, is that, finally, a response from the other states of the Union is taking shape, evidently the majority, with the clear aim of creating an effective response against those who want to immobilize the policies of Brussels. to pursue their own purposes only; a reaction that must serve as a warning to those who intend to use the Union as their own ATM, without adequate taking over the duties, moreover agreed upon upon joining the supranational organization. For example, the attitude of rejection towards common solidarity, which previously complicated the migrant crises, must no longer be repeated. Specifically in the current stalemate, where a unanimous vote is necessary, the risk is that of a provisional Community budget, which will initially block several European activities, but which, subsequently, can be circumvented with the establishment of a recovery fund located at the within the legal system of the Union and with the accession of only countries intending to join it; in this way for Poland and Hungary the disadvantage would be double: they would lose the European contributions due to the new regulation on non-compliance with the rule of law and the participating countries will be able to decide to reduce the sums destined for Warsaw and Budapest from the total amount , or leave them integrated in the same total amount but redistributed among the acceding countries. A further aggravating circumstance would be of a political nature because the two countries could be forced to renegotiate their membership of the Union, in a condition of great economic difficulty given the persistence of the effects of the pandemic on the economy, to be addressed without European aid. A result that would have the same value as a punishment; certainly it would be an impromptu solution, but that could be adopted in a similar way for other possible cases or, even better, become an automatic rule in the event of non-compliance with rights, to allow a more streamlined and faster procedure for adopting measures and able to not block contingent situations, especially those of emergency such as the present. From the moral point of view, the behavior of the two countries is highly reprehensible and sets a very negative precedent on their European curriculum, which must be taken into account in a possible phase of renegotiation on the membership criteria, placing stringent constraints on dangerous attitudes. negative about the maintenance and application of rights, even if this will have to become a universal rule that must never be transgressed in order to maintain the status of member of the Union. The European members finally seem to have understood that abdicating or even postponing these issues has a strongly negative value also on the economic level, because it does not allow that unity of purpose necessary and makes the Union appear not very cohesive and possible prey to little or no powers. democratic; at the same time, the protection of rights, which as we have seen, is no longer so obvious, due to the presence of members with insufficient qualifications, is central to the common European project: an essential feature to compete in the global market with positions of true world leaders , because there is an increasing need for the founding values ​​of Europe.