From the point of view of Poland’s interests, it would be great if funds from the KPO already supplied the Polish economy – said Deputy Finance Minister Artur Soboń in TVN24’s “One for One”. He added that “without waiting for the Tribunal’s final pronouncement, we have already launched pre-financing from KPO funds, so as not to waste a single minute”.
Artur Soboń was asked on Friday in “One for One” about EU funds for the implementation of the National Reconstruction Plan, which have still not reached Poland.
As he said, “we are waiting for the decision of the Constitutional Tribunal” on the changes in the judiciary. It is about the January amendment to the Act on the Supreme Court. In February, the president submitted an application to the Constitutional Tribunal as part of a preventive inspection Andrzej Duda.
– I know there’s a problem with that. The problem is not so much ours, political, party, parliamentary, government, but the problem with the very organization of the work of the Constitutional Tribunal – said Soboń.
For several months, a dispute has been going on in the Constitutional Tribunal over the term of office of Julia Przyłębska as the President of the Tribunal, which has recently made it difficult for the Tribunal to assemble a full bench of 11 judges. The full composition must meet, among other things, on the president’s proposal.
Soboń: it would be great if the funds from KPO already supplied the Polish economy
Agata Adamek, the host of the program, noted that it seems that “the problem is political.” As she said, “since it is impossible in the Sejm, thanks to the brakeman in the form of Solidarna Polska, to pass a bill that would reduce the number of full members of the Tribunal, the prime minister’s request is addressed to the Tribunal, and the Speaker of the Sejm, who is in Law and Justice, does not send on time of the Sejm’s opinion on this motion of the Prime Minister and therefore the Tribunal’s hands are tied and it cannot make a decision on the case referred to it by the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawieckimaybe it’s the Speaker of the Sejm who doesn’t want KPO in Poland.
“I don’t know if the Tribunal’s hands are tied or if it’s a bit tied up by itself,” Soboń said. – Today, from the point of view of Poland’s interests, it would be great if these funds already fed the Polish economy. Therefore, without waiting for the Tribunal to finally express its opinion on the issue addressed to it by Mr. President, we have already launched pre-financing from KPO funds, so as not to lose a single minute, so as not to lose a single day – he spoke.
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