Poland would like the next EU budget to be more ambitious and is ready to pay more to the European coffers to keep the cohesion policy spending unchanged and to meet new challenges, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said in an interview with PAP.
The European Commission (EC) has not made a formal decision to launch the EU law infringement procedure against Poland over the country's Supreme Court reform, EC President Jean-Claude Juncker said after an EU summit in Brussels on Friday.
Poland has tangible facts to present in the form of legal amendments it has introduced, which shows the country is willing to seek a compromise amid determination to reform its justice system, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki will hold another meeting with European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans in Warsaw on Monday to discuss the rule of law in Poland.
Europe is safe when Berlin and Warsaw recognise and respect each other and are able to cooperate, Polish President Andrzej Duda said at a conference devoted to Polish-German relations, also attended by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
The European Commission proposed a new, reduced Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget on Friday, under which direct payments to Polish farmers are to be cut by 1 percent and the fund for development of rural areas by around 25 percent.
The European Commission on Thursday proposed to grant Poland EUR 12.2 million in damages in connection with heavy storms which hit the northwestern part of the country last year.
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.
In a statement sent to PAP on Thursday, Poland's national gas monopolist PGNiG said it was surprised and disappointed by the European Commission's decision to approve an agreement with Russia's gas giant Gazprom.
The situation on Poland's labour market is the best in the country's recent history, the debt of central and local government institutions is expected to fall, while the general government deficit is set to stabilise, the European Commission (EC) said on Wednesday.