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 will submit its first request for access to its frozen EU post-pandemic funding when the European Commission (EC) is ready to handle the application, the Polish European affairs minister said after talks in Brussels.
Vera Jourova, the deputy head of the European Commission, has called talks with Poland’s Europe minister as a “step in the right direction” .
Heads of Poland's left-wing opposition parties have made a joint pledge to restore rule of law in the country.
Poland's prime minister has described remarks by European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen, that Brussels has the tools to discipline Italy if it creates a government unfavourable to the bloc, as "scandalous."
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.
Marek Suski, head of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) caucus, has said Poland will not yield to what he called blackmail from Brussels over the country's rule of law standards.
The European Commission (EC) has recommended that the functions of the minister of justice and the prosecutor general in Poland should be separate.