Poland's European Affairs Minister Konrad Szymański on Tuesday in Brussels criticised the Finnish EU presidency's latest EU budget proposals. Szymański said the proposed budget was unbalanced, with disproportionate cuts in cohesion and agriculture funding.
Deputy Foreign Minister for European affairs Konrad Szymański told PAP on Monday that Poland expected the Brexit ratification procedure to end by January 31, 2020. Szymański described the decision to delay Brexit as "right."
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will take part in an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday during which talks will be continued on who will fill the most important posts in EU institutions.
The 11th European Economic Congress (EEC), which started in Katowice, southern Poland, on Monday, is one of the biggest business events in Central Europe. This year's edition will likely be attended by over 12,000 guests.
Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański said in Luxembourg on Tuesday that a Brexit delay until June 30 would mean the necessity for the UK to conduct European elections, while the further postponement would demand clear rules of cooperation.
Poland's Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański declared on Thursday evening that "Poland will constructively analyse the British motion to postpone the UK's departure from the EU, together with its justification."
Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański has said in London that Poland is determined to "rescue the agreement" concerning Brexit, warning that otherwise there would be "toxic" mutual blaming for the unsuccessful negotiations.
Poland is one of the three or four countries best prepared when it comes to limiting the costs of a no-deal Brexit, Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański said on Tuesday, adding that March might see a breakthrough in the deadlock in the UK parliament.
The brochure entitled ‘Brexit – what businesspeople should know’ warns: “Regardless of the final shape of future relations between the EU and Great Britain, every entrepreneur could face difficulties in mutual trade.”
The EC proposals regarding budget cuts in the cohesion policy will not be supported by the European Council. More and more countries are disappointed by the EC's proposals, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański told PAP on Tuesday.