Prime Minister: We have secured significantly more time for Poland to undergo climate transformation

Poland will push for climate neutrality at its own pace and in accordance with its own objectives said the Head of Polish government following the first day of the UE summit in Brussels. This solution will allow Poland to undergo energy transformation in a manner that is safe and beneficial for the economy.

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

For the first time in almost 20 years, the European Council summit conclusions made an exception for one of the EU member states, which exempt it from the application of certain objectives of the conclusions. Our voice is heard in the EU, we are an active and effective player in the EU, and – once again – the significance of our arguments has convinced other EU partners to take this position said the Prime Minister.

The EU member states have reached agreement on climate neutrality. Poland has been released from this objective. Mateusz Morawiecki stressed that we have agreed on very good solutions for Poland from the financial and legislative points of view. Moreover, he pointed out that “the entire process of achieving political neutrality will be supported by the Just Transition Fund in the amount of EUR 100 billion.”

All countries are well aware that some of them must receive more support than others and the provision concerning the regions and countries most significantly affected by economic and energy transformation reflects the understanding of this issue among the member states concluded the Prime Minister.

Today sees the 2nd day of the summit, during which the Head of Polish government will participate in a European Council working session.

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