Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at the summit of the Friends of Cohesion in Bratislava

The Head of the Polish Government participated in the summit of representatives of the Member States and European Union institutions. During the meeting, a declaration was adopted expressing the wish to maintain the financing of the Cohesion Policy and the common agriculture policy at the same level as in 2014–2020.


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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of The Prime Minister of Poland

We want Poles to benefit as much as possible from the development supported by EU funds said Mateusz Morawiecki. The basic goal is to achieve such a standard of living for Poles as in Western Europe he added.

The Prime Minister stressed that funds related to the Cohesion Policy are allocated to road and rail investments, as well as infrastructural, environmental, energy and climate investments. Within the framework of the European Union budget, which is currently being negotiated, Cohesion Policy is a key policy and we must negotiate the best possible financial envelope here stressed the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister pointed out that due to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU, which until now was one of the largest net contributors, the next budget will certainly be somewhat smaller. However, Poland and a dozen or so other countries belonging to the Friends of Cohesion group will fight to ensure that the cuts in the Cohesion Policy and the common agriculture policy are as small as possible.

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