Poland Tells Dutch to Mind Their Business in Rule-of-Law Row (1)

Oct. 18, 2021, 12:11 PM

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is “the last person” to lecture Poland over its apparent rule-of-law lapses because of the Netherlands’ reputation for offering an effectively low corporate tax burden, a Polish government spokesman said.

Poland has an ax to grind with the Netherlands after Rutte told his government last week that he’ll ask the European Union to withhold 36 billion euros ($42 billion) in recovery money earmarked for the bloc’s largest eastern member.

Separately, the EU may soon trigger a new tool that allows it to withhold budget payments to member states that fail to adhere to the bloc’s ...

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