The Council of the European Union accepted, in accordance with the EC’s recommendation, a modification of the Polish National Reconstruction Plan. This also means consent to the payment of an advance payment to Poland – said Maciej Sokołowski, TVN24 correspondent in Brussels. This amounts to over EUR 5 billion from the RePowerEu program, intended for moving away from Russian fossil fuels and investing in green technologies.
On Friday, EU finance ministers approved Poland’s amended KPO plan, the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU reported. “EU finance ministers adopted an implementing decision approving Poland’s recovery and resilience plan,” it was written.
Earlier, in November this year. European Commission issued a positive opinion on the amended National Reconstruction Plan.
Advance payment from RePowerEu for Poland
This is over EUR 5 billion from the RePowerEu program, intended for moving away from Russian fossil fuels and investing in green technologies. “The funds will go, among others, to renew energy networks in the countryside, energy storage facilities or build a 250-kilometer gas pipeline from Gdańsk to the south of the country,” explained Maciej Sokołowski, TVN24 correspondent in Brussels.
As he noted, the consent to modify the KPO and pay the advance does not mean that Polish funds from the Reconstruction Fund have been unblocked. To reach the entire pot – almost EUR 60 billion – it is still necessary to meet the so-called super milestones regarding the Polish judiciary.
“The commission is still waiting for changes in disciplinary procedures against Polish judges, without which the Polish government cannot even send the first payment application,” Sokołowski noted.
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