“Not good, not bad, as good as possible” compromise on the EU’s budget

These past days and weeks we heard a lot about the Union’s long term budget and the conditionality of its approval based upon the rule of law, that provoked the blockade of the bloc’s €1.8 trillion package since the vote of veto by Hungary and Poland (as we discussed here on our blog). But finally a compromise was reached during the last meeting of the European Council on 10-11 December.