Poland wants to negotiate a good EU budget for the country and the debate is expected to continue for several months, the head of the Polish PM's Office, Michal Dworczyk said on Tuesday.
Poland will play a constructive role in working out a final consensus on the EU budget, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said following Thursday evening talks with European Council President Charles Michel.
The transformation of Poland's economy, the EU budget and taxes will be on the agenda of an upcoming visit to Poland planned by French President Emmanuel Macron, according to an unofficial PAP source at the French Foreign Ministry.
The Polish government has approved a draft budget law for the coming year with zero deficit, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said after the cabinet's Monday meeting.
Confirmation of obligations under Article 5 of the NATO pact and a declaration of military cooperation with Poland, including in the area of military investment, were included in the Pentagon's budget for 2020 passed by the US Senate on Tuesday.
European Council President-elect Charles Michel came to Warsaw on Tuesday to discuss with Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki a range of issues, including the next EU budget and climate policy, before he assumes office on December 1.
The Polish government will try to increase its revenues through plugging the remaining loopholes in the tax collection system and streamlining public administration, PM Mateusz Morawiecki told the private RMF FM radio on Saturday.
Poland will keep next year's budget balanced through a reduction in spending and an increase in revenues, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said after a government meeting on Thursday.
Poland recorded a PLN 1.8 billion (EUR 420 million) budget deficit at the end of September 2019, which is 6.3 percent of the annual plan, the Finance Ministry announced on Tuesday.
Polish government spokesperson Piotr Mueller told a radio broadcaster on Thursday that "it is possible that Poland's budget in 2020 will have a minor deficit due to the potential lifting of the cap on social security premiums."