Poland to apply for EU recovery funding in late Oct/early Nov. - PM

Mateusz Morawiecki told a press conference Poland would not lose any money and that receiving funding from its National Recovery Plan (KPO) was only a matter of time. Mateusz Marek/PAP

In late October or early November, Poland will submit its first application for EU funding under the bloc's Recovery and Resilience Facility, the prime minister said on Wednesday.

Mateusz Morawiecki told a press conference Poland would not lose any money and that receiving funding from its National Recovery Plan (KPO) was only a matter of time.

The European Commission approved Poland's KPO on June 1. However, the EC President, Ursula Von der Leyen, said that Poland must meet its commitments regarding judicial reforms before it can receive any money under the KPO.

"They (the KPO funds - PAP) are very needed in Poland in the coming years for Poland's economic growth to still be based on good, healthy foundations - as to date," Morawiecki said. "I am convinced that sooner or later those funds will come to Poland."

According to prime minister, the government would submit its first EU funding application in the autumn. "I think that at the turn of October and November the first application will go from our side for EU funds," Morawiecki said.

He added that KPO projects were already underway due to prefinancing the government had arranged and that he had no fear they would be halted.

Originally designed for 2021-27, the KPO is worth EUR 35.4 billion, including EUR 23.9 billion in grants and EUR 11.5 billion in loans.