Polish PM Morawiecki met with European Commission President von der Leyen

“Good exchange with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on key European issues,” Ursula von der Leyen declared after the meeting

editor: Grzegorz Adamczyk
author: dorzeczy.pl
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, right, welcomes Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki prior to a bilateral meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool Photo via AP)

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday evening for a working dinner in Brussels.

Prior to the meeting, government spokesman Piotr Muller declared that the two politicians will discuss the current EU agenda, including climate policy and the Polish National recovery Plan.

The whole meeting lasted exactly two hours. Ursula von der Leyen referred to the talks on social media, stating that it was a good meeting. She related that they spoke about climate, the Recovery Fund, green taxonomy and the subject of rule of law in Poland.

The EU Recovery Fund (also called Next Generation EU) is the Union’s response to new threats and challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It has two main goals: one, recovery and restoring the resilience of EU economies for future crises; and two, preparing them for unexpected situations.

The largest part of the fund is the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

As part of this package, Poland will receive EUR 58.1 billion – 23.9 billion in donations and 34.2 billion in loans. The Polish government will have until 2026 to use this money.

In early May, Ursula von der Leyen confirmed that she received the Polish National Recovery Plan, which focused on key economic issues: innovation, entrepreneurship, digital and economic transformation, ecological transport and strengthening the health system.

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