Poland's health minister has called for a separate EU fund for the healthcare needs of Ukrainian refugees.
The EU should set up a new financial instrument to aid countries that take in Ukrainian war refugees as the European Commission's funding conception may prove insufficient, a Polish deputy interior minister said on Monday in Brussels.
Poland is proposing to use more EU cohesion funds to assist those fleeing Russia's military aggression in Ukraine, the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy has said.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that Poland has been promised considerable EU funds for humanitarian assistance for refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine.
Poland will receive part of EUR 500 million in funds from the EU budget for humanitarian assistance to those fleeing war in Ukraine, the government's spokesperson has announced.
The European Commission (EC) has warned the Polish government that it will deduct unpaid fines from EU funding bound for Poland due to its failure to comply with a European court order to close the Turów lignite mine.
The EU will give EUR 136 million in extra funding to six Polish regions to help them fight the pandemic and finance digital and ecological transformation projects, the European Commission said on Tuesday.
Poland and Hungary have two months to submit the information requested in a letter from the European Commission concerning the conditionality mechanism in the European Union budget, an EC spokesman has said.
The European Commission has granted a total of EUR 50 million to three Polish regions from the Recovery Assistance for Cohesion and the Territories of Europe (REACT-EU) initiative to support health, SMEs and energy efficiency.
Poland's Prime Minister said on Thursday that were the EU to decide to finance the wall on the Polish-Belarusian border the funds would be accepted, however, he added, Poland is not dependent on EU funding for the project.