Polish PM to meet with EC, European Council presidents on Thursday

The European Council head on Monday started a two-week marathon of talks with European Union leaders regarding the EU's new multiannual budget. Fransisco Seco/PAP/EPA

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will visit Brussels on Thursday to meet with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and with President of the European Council Charles Michel, the Polish PM's Office reported on Tuesday.

According to the PM's Office, the talks are to focus on current EU issues, including the EU's multiannual budget.

The PM's Office wrote in its communique that the visit by the Polish prime minister "is taking place during the period of preparations for an extraordinary meeting of the European Council on February 20."

"As far as the ongoing budget negotiations are concerned, Poland believes that the size of the next multiannual EU budget should meet the EU's political ambitions, also in the context of many new challenges, like, for instance, migration pressure or climate goals," the PM's Office noted.

"It is necessary to ensure proper financing for the two treaty politics, namely, the Cohesion Policy and the Common Agricultural Policy, which are tested financial instruments (...). Poland expects a full convergence of direct farmer subsidies. New challenges require new budget funds while new own means should be balanced and honest so that they should not burden less wealthy member countries in a disproportional way," reads the statement.

The European Council head on Monday started a two-week marathon of talks with European Union leaders regarding the EU's new multiannual budget.