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Waldemar Buda on the Reconstruction Fund and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s speech in the European Parliament

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Deputy Minister Waldemar Buda spoke on TVN24 about the still unpaid funds from the Reconstruction Fund and the speech of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in the European Parliament. – The money is not at risk, because it has to go to Poland anyway – he assured.

Most of the Member States that applied for money from the EU Reconstruction Fund had already received some money. Poland still has not received the green light for its plan.

The European Parliament held a debate on “the crisis of the rule of law in Poland and the primacy of EU law” in connection with the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal on the primacy of the constitution over EU law. Among others, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki took the floor, saying that he “does not agree to blackmail” by the EU and “extra-legal attempts to limit Poland’s sovereignty”.

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Buda: I assume that we will get money from the Reconstruction Fund this year

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On Thursday, the guest of “Rozmowy Piasecki” was Waldemar Buda, deputy minister of funds and regional policy from Law and Justice. In his opinion, Morawiecki in Strasbourg “showed a lot of courage to speak openly about what is a problem in the European Union”.

When asked whether the Prime Minister’s critical speech towards the EU had brought Poland closer to paying out money from the Reconstruction Fund, he replied that “this was not the purpose of this discussion”. Later in the conversation, however, he stated that it “came closer”.

– We care about the future of the European Union and its efficient operation. And the money is not at risk, because it has to go to Poland anyway. We would like it as soon as possible, but there is no cut-off date, because the one that was there was exceeded by the Commission – he added.

He stressed that “no country can be deprived of money from the Reconstruction Fund”. “I assume we’ll get them this year,” said Buda.

Main photo source: TVN24



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