Senate passes draft of the National Recovery Plan

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The Senate (upper house of the Polish parliament) passed a government draft law on ratifying an increase of the EU's own funds related to the EU multi-billion euro pandemic recovery fund.

Ninety-eight senators voted to adopt the act without amendments and two abstained. Nobody voted against.

Poland submitted its draft of the National Recovery Plan, a national scheme of how to use the funds, to the European Commission on May 3.

All EU countries have to submit a plan if they want to gain access to the EU's multi-billion euro post-pandemic aid package.

Under the Recovery Fund, Poland could receive some EUR 58.1 billion in grants and loans, including over EUR 34 billion this year.