EU Summit

Löfven backs EU budget compromise

1:51 min
  • The link between the allocation of EU money and respect for the rule of law has been watered down, say critical voices about the compromise that is now on the table at the EU summit in Brussels.
  • Sweden says it backs the proposal brokered by Germany that means Poland and Hungary give up their planned veto in exchange for a delay in any sanctions process.
  • "We have an arrangement that links the allocation of EU funds to respect for the rule of law," says Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.