Gov't spokesman says EU will unlock funds for Poland after elections
The Polish government’s spokesman has suggested that Poland will get access to billions of euros in EU post-pandemic recovery funds after the October 15 elections.
Poland is due to receive EUR 23.9 billion in grants and EUR 11.5 billion in loans from the EU's pandemic relief fund under its National Recovery Plan (KPO).
But Brussels has said that before these funds can be unlocked Poland must meet a series of rule-of-law "milestones," including full compliance with an EU court ruling requiring Poland to change its rules for disciplining judges.
On Tuesday, Piotr Mueller, the government spokesman, told a press conference that "funds from the KPO will go to local governments."
"After the elections, when the desire to make political manifestations by some officials from the European Commission disappears, because the elections will be decided, the funds from the KPO will flow to Poland exactly in the way as they should have." Mueller said.