The EC's new EU budget proposal grants Poland EU 8 billion under a new Just Transition Fund, an instrument to aid the member states in adjusting their energy systems to climate demands. Poland would thus be the fund's biggest beneficiary.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrived in Prague on Thursday morning to meet with the heads of government of the regional Visegrad Group (V4), comprising the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, with Austria's chancellor also attending.
The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen told the Italian daily "La Repubblica" that she has the promise of the Polish government that in the summer it will get involved in work towards climate neutrality.
The pace in which the EU states attain climate neutrality must be differentiated according to the level of their economic development, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday in Brussels before the opening of the EU summit.
Poland and its regional neighbours fear the EC's Wednesday proposed European Green Deal project will force cuts in cohesion and agricultural funding, PAP learnt from Polish diplomatic sources.