Prime Minister in Brussels: We care for Poland’s interests

“On the one hand, we care for the climate and clean air, while on the other, we care for Poles’ money,” stated Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to conclude the two-day EU summit in Brussels.

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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

Referring to Poland blocking the EU’s climate neutrality provisions, the Prime Minister said that this decision was to fight for e.g. lower energy costs. “One could ask if it would be fair to charge our citizens and enterprises with additional costs, without showing any concrete data,” said the Prime Minister. As he added, what is important is “how states that have to transform their energy and industry sectors will have their costs compensated for.” The Prime Minister stated that in this regard, Poland starts from a totally different level than prosperous Western countries.

As underlined by the Prime Minister, the negotiations demonstrated how Polish interests need to be taken care of in order to minimise energy costs and risks for entrepreneurs.

Mateusz Morawiecki underlined that the Polish government maintained its position, calling for detailed solutions for transformation before the additional climate targets are adopted.

The Prime Minister informed also about the adoption of a Strategic Agenda, which includes guidelines for the EU for the next 5 years. They relate to such values as deepening the single market with a particular focus on the freedom to provide services, fighting fiscal fraud at the EU level, or ensuring fair energy transition.

The Prime Minister states also that other important issue discussed during the EU summit had included the tax policy and migration. “We need a consensus of all states to make any changes in this respect. Forced relocation is impossible,” he said.

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