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.
An expert team for the Białowieża Forest is being set up, Polish Environment Minister Henryk Kowalczyk announced on Thursday, expressing his hope that "it will work out a protection plan for the forest."
Poland's Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Wednesday that talks on the European Union's new budget are highly polarised and there could be some reservations about the effectiveness of the European Commission in getting member states to reach an agreement.
The European Commission's Vice-President Frans Timmermans said that, at this stage, there is no chance to withdraw Article 7 which was launched by the EC in connection with concerns about the rule of law in Poland.
EC Vice-President Frans Timmermans cannot guarantee a "happy end" to the current rule of law conflict between the Commission and Poland, as this lay with the Polish parliament and government.