A stronger Europe requires an ambitious budget, whereas several EU member states seem to be not fully aware of this relationship, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in Brussels on Friday, the second day of an EU budget summit.
Poland has been making efforts to secure several hundred million euros from the EU's Cohesion Policy for 2021-2027 for new gas infrastructure, arguing that such investments will drastically reduce CO2 emissions, PAP was told by a deputy minister for funds.
The general government deficit was likely lower than 1.7 percent of Poland's GDP in 2019, Deputy Finance Minister Jan Sarnowski said at a meeting of a lower house sub-committee on Wednesday.
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.