During the debates of the club, the delegates received information that the legitimacy of adopting individual elements of the KPO should not be called into question, because they are beneficial to us, and in order not to arouse fear that the approval of these funds will affect the Polish sovereignty – Ryszard Terlecki, head of the PiS club said on Tuesday.
†We are certainly not giving up sovereignty a millimeter’
On Tuesday evening, the Law and Justice club met in the Seym. The conversation – as Terlecki reported on TVP Info – was about, among other things, the National Reconstruction Plan.
We discussed, among other things, the KPO and the conditions we must meet and the benefits of meeting these conditions. It was discussed by Minister (of development and technology) Waldemar Buda, and then Prime Minister Matusz Morawiecki
– Terlecki reported.
As he added, PiS members received the information that the legitimacy of adopting individual elements of the KPO should not be questioned at this point, as they are beneficial to us, and in order not to arouse fear that the adoption of these funds would pose a threat to Polish sovereignty.
We are certainly not giving up sovereignty a millimeter
– said the head of the PiS club.
Dispute over KPO
The National Reconstruction Plan, i.e. a document describing the manner in which funds from the EU Reconstruction Fund are spent, has recently become the subject of a dispute between politicians from PiS and Solidarity Poland, including Prime Minister Morawiecki, and the Minister of Justice , the head of the SP, Zbigniew Ziobra. The head of government argued Friday during a meeting with the clubs of Gazeta Polska that the KPO and the so-called milestones pose no threat to Polish sovereignty. 99 percent of them, the prime minister said, are “absolutely in Poland’s interest”.
Morawiecki also referred to the dispute with the EU over the judiciary.
This one percent, ie stones associated with justice. You know what? We are reforming this judicial system for the seventh year. I wouldn’t want to die for the justice system. Really. It’s not profitable
said the Prime Minister.
The head of the Justice Department responded to this statement on Sunday.
With the departure of Beata Szydło, the green light for changes in the judiciary came to an end. Has the concession policy strengthened Poland? Today the judiciary, tomorrow the liquidation of the Polish coal energy sector, the day after tomorrow diesel and petrol cars, and beyond? Concession only whets the EU’s voracious appetite
— Ziobro wrote on Twitter.
On Monday, in the case of KPO, there was an exchange of views on Twitter between Minister Buda and Deputy Head of the Ministry of Environment and Climate, Jacek Ozdoba of the SP. It was about the taxation of cars with an internal combustion engine. On June 11, Ziobro accused PiS politicians that the ultimate content of the “milestones” was not the subject of governmental or political agreements with Solidarna Polska.
On 1 June, after more than a year of negotiations, the European Commission approved the Polish National Reconstruction Plan. This was a step towards the disbursement by the EU of EUR 23.9 billion in grants and EUR 11.5 billion in loans under the Fund for Reconstruction and Resilience after the Covid-19 crisis. The Fund’s 800 billion euros consists of grants and loans.
As a condition for the approval of the KPO, the European Commission has, among other things, liquidated the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court. The amendment to the law on the Supreme Court, introducing, among other things, this solution was recently passed by the parliament and signed by the president; comes into effect on July 15.
On June 17, the Polish National Reconstruction Plan was approved by the EU Member States. The decision was taken at the meeting of EU finance ministers in Luxembourg. It is not yet known when the money will go to Poland. The KPO expects Poland to implement reforms related to the judiciary before the end of June, and this will open the way for Poland to apply for funding in July. The Commission has a maximum of two months to assess this proposal.
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