Poland may pull out of an agreement on an EU post-pandemic recovery scheme, if it fails to get its share of the funding, a deputy foreign minister has said.
Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, has said there is no reason why Poland should not receive funds from its National Recovery Plan (KPO) as he commented on earlier statement by the European Commission (EC) chief.
European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has warned that the EU's post-pandemic recovery funds will not be unlocked for Poland if the country does not bring back the independence of the judiciary.
Poland has fulfilled its part of an agreement with the European Commission on the release of the EU's post-pandemic recovery funds, and the ball is now in the EC's court, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has told PAP.
The European Commission said on Tuesday it supported the EU council's decision to approve Poland's recovery plan after four associations of European judges asked the EU court to annul it.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that the first application for pandemic recovery funding will be filed with the European Commission "within two months, by the end of October or in early November."
Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, has criticised the European Commission (EC) for having imposed sanctions on his country which, he says, has been helping defend the freedom and democracy of Ukraine.
In late October or early November, Poland will submit its first application for EU funding under the bloc's Recovery and Resilience Facility, the prime minister said on Wednesday.
The Polish government has approved a bill loosening the distancing rules for onshore wind farms.
Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, has said that Poland must meet its commitments regarding judicial reform before it can receive money from the Recovery and Resilience Plan.