Another consultation of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki before tomorrow's European Council meeting

The head of the government participated in the video conference of prime ministers of the Visegrad Group. He also spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Those are another of a series of talks aimed at customary coordination of positions before tomorrow's meeting of the European Council.

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Photo: Krystian Maj / The Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Polish Prime Minister and Chancellor of Germany discussed, among other things, the epidemic situation in their countries. Mateusz Morawiecki also emphasized the need to rapidly reach agreement on financing instruments and the use of funds. He identified a need for flexibility, as the crisis in the Member States affects different economy sectors to varying degrees. He also stressed the need to consider new sources of financing for the EU budget, which would be a valuable source of the Union's own revenue.

The head of the Polish government and the German chancellor agreed that it is necessary for Europe to have its own independent production capacity in key sectors of the economy.

The meeting of the prime ministers of the Visegrad Group confirmed the common position of the states regarding the Multiannual Financial Framework and the Recovery Fund, including in particular the active search for new sources of financing. The Prime Minister emphasized the need for an ambitious investment policy that would help maintain jobs and economic potential in Europe.

The heads of government also talked about the development of the epidemic in V4 countries and presented possible scenarios for gradual easing of restrictions.