Polish PM sticks to his rule of law, climate goal objections

"In order for (the compromise - PAP) to be acceptable to Poland, we need to achieve what we've been talking about from the very beginning, that is, a lack of any arbitrariness on the part of EU bodies, EU institutions, mainly in the area of the rule of law," Morawiecki told reporters. Radek Pietruszka/PAP

Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki, speaking in Brussels on Monday, the fourth day of the EU's marathon summit, reiterated Poland's opposition to the rule of law conditions to be included in the bloc's budget and linking recovery fund payments with climate goals.

"In order for (the compromise - PAP) to be acceptable to Poland, we need to achieve what we've been talking about from the very beginning, that is, a lack of any arbitrariness on the part of EU bodies, EU institutions, mainly in the area of the rule of law," Morawiecki told reporters.

Morawiecki also said Poland cannot agree for the summit conclusions to include provisions that the payment of the EU's post-pandemic recovery funds will be made dependent on a member country's commitment to meet the EU's 2050 climate neutrality goal.