European Union ministers responsible for cohesion policy support solutions proposed by Poland for the fight against the coronavirus epidemic, the Ministry for Funds and Regional Policy announced on Friday.
Minister for European Affairs Konrad Szymański said on Monday that Poland had improved its position regarding the EU's cohesion policy by more than EUR 3 billion, counting it together with the country's participation in the reform support instrument.
The Cabinet on Tuesday adopted the draft guidelines of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for Rural Development Policy programmes with European funds in 2021-2027, the Government Information Centre (CIR) said in a statement.
Poland received EUR 383.35 million from EU funds in November 2019, including EUR 87.8 million in current transfers and EUR 295.55 million in capital transfers, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki took part in a meeting of the heads of government of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries in Prague on Tuesday ahead of a summit of the Group of Friends of Cohesion.
Poland received EUR 376.33 million from EU funds in September 2019, including EUR 65.9 million in current transfers and EUR 310.45 million in capital transfers, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Poland received EUR 820.18 million from EU funds in November 2018, including EUR 95.6 mln in current transfers and EUR 724.57 million in capital transfers, the Finance Ministry said in a Monday statement.
Poland received EUR 389.2 million from EU funds in September 2018, including EUR 104.66 million in current transfers and EUR 284.5 million in capital transfers, the Finance Ministry said in Wednesday's statement.
The planned reduction of outlays on the Cohesion Policy from the EU budget stands in contradiction to the European Union's objectives, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Piotr Wawrzyk said on Friday.
The European Commission (EC) is to present a new methodology of dividing cohesion policy funds among the EU member states, which could leave Poland with 23 percent less money compared to the current European budget, PAP was told by a Brussels source.