Katarina Barley, the German Vice President of the European Parliament, has been sharply criticized by other German politicians for her remarks that Hungary and Poland should be “starved financially” for their alleged rule of law transgressions.
“Katarina Barley is forgetting about history and adopting a pose which will not do any good for Europe’s future,” saidMichael Kretschmer, the prime minister of Saxony.
“We need to convince with values, arguments and debate looking into each other’s eyes. Blackmail is unacceptable,” continued Kretschmer in his social media post.
Paul Ziemiak, the secretary general of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), agreed with Kretschmer.He tweetedthat “Katarina Barley’s verbal derangement…
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