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.
Poland's justice minister wants to ask the prime minister why Polish access to EU post-pandemic recovery funding is still blocked despite assurances that Poland will get the money.
Poland's main opposition grouping, Civic Coalition (KO), and the Left party have jointly submitted a motion to dismiss Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister.
Poland’s Europe minister has said he told the European Commission which “lines cannot be crossed” during talks on unblocking billions of euros in EU post-pandemic recovery funding.
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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.