Vladimir Putin is carrying out his threats: he has asked the Russian gas giant to suspend deliveries to countries that refuse to pay in rubles. In the theater of operations, the bombings are intensifying.
These are dangerous times on the Poland-Belarus border, not least for the many thousands of refugees and migrants hoping to find a better safer life in the European Union, far from their war-torn homelands.
The Constitutional Court affirmed on Thursday the primacy of national law over European law. For its part, the European Union said it was ready to use “all tools” (including financial) to force Poland to respect its commitments within the European Union.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced a referendum on child protection issues to combat pressure from the European Union to change recent amendments to education and child protection laws.