Poland to further discuss draft recovery plan

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (R), during his a speech in Sejm (lower house) at the Polish parliament building in Warsaw, Poland. [EPA-EFE/RAFAL GUZ]

The national recovery plan (NPR), which was submitted last Friday and outlines how funds from the EU’s recovery plan will be allocated, will be discussed in the parliament’s lower house known as the Sejm on Tuesday.

The draft law focuses on ratifying an increase of the EU’s own funds related to the EU pandemic recovery fund. Adoption of the ratification law will require a simple majority vote.

The Solidarity Poland party, a junior member of the governing United Right coalition, is set to vote against ratification as its launching may “threaten Poland’s sovereignty and harm the country’s economy in the future”.

The ratification of the EU post-pandemic fund grows closer after the Polish government won support from the Left (Lewica) opposition grouping last Tuesday.

However, Left politicians announced on Sunday that they will demand a postponement of Tuesday’s Sejm session if the government does not provide information by Monday morning on the final form of the NPR sent to the EU Commission.

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