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The Polish government has failed to agree a clear line on whether the country’s new child benefit payment ought to also be paid out for children living abroad, with the country’s deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arguing that Poland “cannot afford to help out the British state.” Open Europe’s Pawel Swidlicki argues that this demonstrates the need to rethink EU rules on access to benefits.

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Posted by Pawel Swidlicki

The Polish government has failed to agree a clear line on whether the country’s new child benefit payment ought to also be paid out for children living abroad, with the country’s deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arguing that Poland “cannot afford to help out the British state.” Open Europe’s Pawel Swidlicki argues that this demonstrates the need to rethink EU rules on access to benefits.

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Posted by Pawel Swidlicki

The Spanish general election delivered a messier outcome than expected. With no obvious government in sight, Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta discusses some possible scenarios. He argues that Spain can, at best, hope for a weak government to be formed. At worst, new elections might be needed fairly soon.

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Posted by Vincenzo Scarpetta