Prime Minister in Prague: We want the economic growth that translates into people's well being

“Proposals for the allocation of the EU’s Just Transition Fund (JTF) are good news for Poland,” said Mateusz Morawiecki during the meeting of the Prime Ministers of the Visegrád Group and the Chancellor of Austria".

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

The meeting included two plenary sessions. The first session was held with the participation of Prime Ministers of the V4 countries, while the other was additionally attended by the Chancellor of Austria. Ongoing EU issues such as energy, climate, and social policy as well as the EU budget were discussed.

The Prime Minister commented on the proposals for the allocation of the Fund. “Our partners in Europe understand that we must go a considerably longer and more difficult way to achieve climate neutrality, which will take us more time and require more resources”. He added that “a different starting point means different challenges to be faced”.

In addition, Mateusz Morawiecki stressed the role of the competitiveness of economies within the EU. “We must have very competitive industries and sectors that are able to sell their goods around the world”, he said. The PM emphasised how important cooperation between countries in this respect is, saying that “today, we spoke with one voice about how to increase the competitiveness of the entire EU, which I consider a great success”.

The meeting was held on the 51st anniversary of the self-immolation of Jan Palach, a Czech student protesting against the invasion of Warsaw Treaty troops on Czechoslovakia. The leaders of the V4 and Austria laid flowers on his memorial.

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