The government disagrees with the country’s justice minister over his assessment of the financial impact of the EU recovery funds due to Poland under its national recovery plan (KPO), the government’s spokesman has said.
Poland's lower house of parliament, the Sejm, started work on Wednesday on a government bill amending the law on the Supreme Court, tabled in a bid to satisfy European Commission (EC) requirements to unlock post-pandemic recovery funding.
Poland should avoid a recession in 2023, the governor of the National Bank of Poland (NBP) has said, citing the bank’s forecasts.
Talks between Solidary Poland, junior member of the governing coalition, and the prime minister over a bill on judiciary changes that could unlock Poland’s access to billions of euros in EU funding have not brought any results, government spokesperson has said.
Politicians of Solidary Poland (SP), a junior member of the country's ruling United Right Coalition, have said describing EUR 23 billion in post-pandemic EU recovery funding as a free gift is "the hyper-lie of the 21st century."
The EC commissioners are said to have approved draft legislative changes in Poland’s judicial system currently regarded by Brussels as a threat to the rule of law, EU sources have told PAP.
Even if the governing coalition's small ally, Solidary Poland votes against Poland's national plan (KPO) to gain access to billions of euros in post-pandemic EU funding it will be passed in the parliament with the opposition votes, a government spokesperson said.
Poland will fail to gain access to EUR 34.5 billion in post-pandemic funding unless it meets rule-of-law conditions, Frans Timmermans, the vice president of the European Commission (EC), said on Monday.
Poland and Hungary are not working together to unblock their access to an EU post-pandemic recovery fund, Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s prime minister said on Thursday.
The Polish government has no plans at the moment to veto EU projects in order to pressure the European Commission into unlocking Poland’s access to billions of euros in EU pandemic-recovery funding, finance minister has said.