Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on investments in energy security and Polish science

The Council of Ministers adopted a draft Act on energy security, which will enable the implementation of the government’s policy in the oil sector. Another adopted project is the Act related to the support for scientific activity, which will create a basis for the functioning of a new funding mechanism for scientific research and development as well as and their commercialisation, namely the Polish Science Fund.

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

Polish energy security is important, which is why we have adopted the draft Act on preparation and implementation of strategic investments in the oil sector said the Prime Minister during a press conference at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

As he emphasised, the draft Act focuses on what would be the key element of activities of any country that thinks strategically. Today, energy security is almost the same as military security, so we must focus on new solutions, hence the expansion of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście said the Prime Minister. He also assured that the government would create permanent legal possibilities to diversify energy supply sources. This Act will not only allow for a significant simplification of the legislative and investment processes, but it will also ensure an appropriate level of compensation for persons whose land will be taken over by the State Treasury due to implementation of such investments said the Prime Minister.

The second Act adopted at today’s meeting of the Council of Ministers concerns the Polish Science Fund. Poland has a chance to fight for a piece of the global market. However, we need to have a constantly developing science sector explained Mateusz Morawiecki. As he added, the adoption of the regulations on the Polish Science Fund is a milestone in enriching Polish science and economy with the knowledge component that we need.

As the Prime Minister noticed, the resources from the Polish Science Fund would be allocated for financing research carried out in the form of a virtual research institute. This is one of the ways to solve the problem of low commercialisation of innovative ideas, which should be applied in the production of innovative products that would be competitive on the domestic and foreign markets. Polish science can and should be one of the engines of our development stressed the Prime Minister.

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