Donald Tusk, leader of the main opposition party, Civic Platform (PO), has accused the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party of blocking Poland's access to much-needed EU pandemic recovery funding.
Poland will get access to EU post-pandemic funding despite the president referring a key piece of legislation, which aims to meet conditions on accessing the fund, to the Constitutional Tribunal, Poland's EU affairs minister said on Wednesday.
An application for post-pandemic recovery funding will be submitted to the European Commission (EC) before the Polish president signs a key act into law, the prime minister has said.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said no changes are needed to the new legislation amending the law on the Supreme Court as it includes a compromise worked out in Brussels to open up Poland's access to EU post-pandemic funding.
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Donald Tusk, the leader of the Civic Coalition (KO), Poland’s main opposition grouping, has said that the best way for the country to gain access to billions of euros in post-pandemic EU recovery funding is to sack Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro.
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.
Poland should still be able to secure EU pandemic recovery funding despite the lower house of parliament passing a bill scrapping a disciplinary chamber for judges without amendments recommended by the Senate, a deputy interior minister has said.