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Poland is villain in EU drama as bungling Brussels bean counters award it €16bn in aid despite least economic damage in Europe

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The row that has broken out in Europe over who takes what from the massive rescue fund for the economic victims of the global Covid-19 outbreak has cast Poland as the villain, an undeserving case taking grants and loans to which it should not be entitled.

But despite the unseemly clamour, resulting from documents doing the round in Brussels detailing how the money will be divided up between nations, things are unlikely to change.

Early on in the pandemic, as European nations squabbled over PPE, slammed their borders shut and fought to get to grips with the coronavirus pandemic on their own terms, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen admitted that money was the most effective tool at the EU’s disposal in this time of crisis.

What followed later was a huge fanfare about the economic rescue fund, topping €750 billion, that was being put together to rescue those economies that had been mercilessly gutted by the effects of the global pandemic.

Ask anyone in any piazza, plaza or rynek across the continent, and nine out of ten would declare Italy to be the........

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