Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s visit to Brussels

During his two-day visit, the head of the Polish government met, i.a., with European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan, Vice-President of the EC Maroš Šefčovič and Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Günther Oettinger. The discussions concerned the current EU agenda, in particular the progress in negotiations on the multi-annual budget for the years 2021-27 and the energy-climate policy.


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Photo: Filip Błażejowski / Chancellary of the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister stressed that the dialogue on the Union budget increasingly better respond to our priorities concerning the development of infrastructure, innovation or defence policy. In this context, the Prime Minister mentioned road, energy and digital infrastructure and the common agricultural policy. He added that the discussions will be continued.

We want Poland to have the most innovative industries. We want Polish engineers to earn as much as possible. We want Polish wages to compare to wages in Western Europe. This is to be supported also by the EU budget the head of the government said.

The Prime Minister also participated in the signing ceremony for an agreement concerning the co-financing from EU funds of the Baltic Pipe project designed to carry Norwegian gas to Poland. Support from the EU budget is to total nearly EUR 215 million.

The Baltic Pipe gas transmission pipeline is designed to create a new gas supply corridor on the European market. It will enable transmission of gas directly from natural gas deposits located in Norway to markets in Denmark and Poland, and also to neighbouring countries. This is a major strategic breakthrough. Our gas security will be in a completely different place than 4–5 years ago said the Prime Minister.

The signing ceremony for the agreement held at the premises of the European Commission was attended by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski, CEO of GAZ-SYSTEM Tomasz Stępień as well as Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič and European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete.


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