Poland's lower house rejects opposition's draft resolutions on EU budget

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The Sejm (lower house), dominated by ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) MPs on Thursday rejected all three draft resolutions filed by opposition parties which called on the PM to reach agreement on the European Union budget and the Recovery Fund.

The resolutions which were rejected during the first reading were submitted by the Civic Coalition (KO), the Left party and the Polish People's Party-Kukiz'15.

The Civic Coalition draft called on the Polish government to reach an agreement on the EU budget for 2021-2027 and the Recovery Fund. The KO's Borys Budka said on Thursday that the European Union was about principles, values and, above all, rules that were equal for everyone.

According to the Left's draft, Poland, in line with its national interests, should fight for every penny instead of vetoing the budget, head of the Left caucus Krzysztof Gawkowski told journalists.

The Polish People's Party-Kukiz'15 in its resolution called on the prime minister to adopt the multiannual financial framework, as this would give Poland a chance to rebuild its economy, Andrzej Grzyb of the PSL-Kukiz'15 coalition said.