Poland's prime minister has given his assurance that post-pandemic EU recovery funding will come to Poland regardless of the country's parliamentary election results next year.
The Polish justice minister has accused the head of the European Commission (EC) of “cheating” the prime minister, while claiming Germany is responsible for the EU blocking Poland's access to a post-pandemic recovery fund.
The Polish government and the European Commission have concluded negotiations on Poland's Partnership Agreement with the EU, which enables the release of EUR 76 billion in EU funds for the country, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said.
The EU Commissioner for Agriculture has said during a visit to Poland that the country will receive about PLN 150 billion (EUR 32.6 billion) in EU funding for farms in the years 2021-2027.
The payout of EU pandemic recovery funds for Poland, which have been withheld by the European Commission (EC) due to Poland's non-compliance with EU rule-of-law standards, will take place around September, according to the government spokesman.
The EU's offer of EUR 500 million to aid Ukrainian war refugees is insufficient, as the estimated support costs for one million refugees could come to as much as PLN 10 billion (EUR 2 billion), a Polish deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) threw out on Wednesday complaints brought by Poland and Hungary concerning a mechanism linking EU funding to respect for the rule of law by a member state.
The European Commission (EC) has said it will deduct more money from EU funding earmarked for Poland owing to the Polish government’s refusal to pay fines linked to its failure to shut down the Turow lignite mine.
The European Commission will deduct fines levied on Poland for its failure to close down a lignite mine from EU funding, the Commission's spokesperson told PAP on Tuesday.
Poland is applying for more than EUR 200 million in EU funding to co-finance the construction of barriers on its border with Belarus as well as equipment for the Border Guard, a deputy interior minister told the Senate on Wednesday.