The payment of money to Poland from the Reconstruction Fund is still withheld by the European Commission. EU commissioners admit that the reasons are doubts about the compliance by the Polish authorities with the rule of law. Former Prime Minister Leszek Miller said in “Fakty po Faktach” that “the discussion on this matter is still ongoing”. – The EU authorities do not make quick and hasty decisions, because that is where the culture of compromise reigns – he explained. He admitted that “we may lose these funds”, but it is not that the billions of euros have “finally been lost”.
Former Prime Minister Leszek Miller referred to on Saturday’s “Fakt after Fakt” on TVN24 that the European Commission suspends the payment of funds to Poland from the EU Reconstruction Fund, which is to support the economies of the EU countries after the COVID-19 pandemic.
European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Paolo Gentiloni said he would donate 57 billion euros suspend the doubts raised by Poland regarding the primacy of European Union law over national law. Valdis Dombrovskis, deputy head of the European Commission He said that the funds would not be released until the European Commission was convinced that Poland and Hungary had met EU requirements and would dispel doubts regarding the judiciary.
Miller on billions of euros stuck: discussion continues
As Miller argued, “we may lose these funds, but it is not yet like in recent hours it is said that these funds are finally gone.”
– There is still a discussion on this matter. The EU, or rather the EU authorities, which may upset us, do not take quick and hasty decisions, because that is where the culture of compromise reigns. One talks, waits, signals are sent, an appropriate response is expected, things are returned to, and so on – he pointed out.
However, he said that “both the European Commission and the Council of the European Union, and above all the European Parliament, are determined here.” – Especially the European Parliament, because members of parliament are directly elected in general elections and have constant contact with their voters. These Western societies say: enough, we will not contribute to the money that will flow to countries that do not want to recognize European law – explained the former prime minister on TVN24.