Prime Minister: We have maintained our fundamental objectives

Additional billions of Euros for the Cohesion Policy and the Common Agricultural Policy and the fact that income from the sale of CO2 emission was excluded from the new budget proposal as a source of own revenues are the examples of Poland's successes in negotiations at the summit in Brussels, devoted to the EU 2021-2027 budget. Negotiations will continue in the nearest future.

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

We are looking at a new proposal - own revenues from CO2 emissions have been excluded - said Prime Minister. As he added, our contribution would be the highest, therefore excluding this mechanism seems to be very profitable for Poland. The head of the government emphasised that Poland also maintained several additional billions of Euros in the area of the Cohesion Policy and the Common Agricultural Policy. As he assessed, this is still not a satisfactory level for us, but we are much closer. He continued, stating that today, in current prices, we are virtually EUR 2-3 billion away from the previous EU budget perspective. He also reminded of the fact that the United Kingdom left the European Union, which annually reduces inflows to the EU budget by about EUR 8-9 billion.

According to Prime Minister, EU funds should reach places where they are most needed to level the stage of development, such as Poland and Central Europe. From this perspective, I think that our arguments are becoming more and more convincing - he declared.

 He also indicated that there are some mechanisms available which would make it possible not to burden Poland but rather supranational corporations. Therefore, Poland suggests to fundamentally change the philosophy of own revenue. This is in the interest of small enterprises and equal competitive conditions - continued Mateusz Morawiecki. 

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