Poland's lower house rejects opposition's draft resolutions on EU budget

The Sejm (lower house), dominated by the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) MPs rejected on Thursday all three draft resolutions filed by opposition parties which called on the PM to reach an agreement on the European Union budget and the Recovery Fund.

The resolutions which were rejected during the first reading were submitted by the Civic Coalition (KO), the Left party (Lewica) and the Polish People's Party (PSL)-Kukiz'15.

The Civic Coalition draft called on the Polish government to reach an agreement on the EU budget for 2021-2027 and the Recovery Fund. Civic Coalition’s leader, Borys Budka said on Thursday that the European Union was about principles, values and, above all, rules that were equal for everyone.

According to the Left's MP Krzysztof Gawkowski, Poland, in line with its national interests, should fight for every penny instead of vetoing the budget.

PSL-Kukiz'15 in its resolution called on the prime minister to adopt the multiannual financial framework. Andrzej Grzyb of the PSL-Kukiz'15 coalition said that this would give Poland a chance to rebuild its economy after the pandemic.

During a meeting between European Union ambassadors on Monday, Poland’s Ambassador Andrzej Sadoś presented the position that Poland rejects the political agreement between the European Parliament negotiators and the German presidency on the conditionality mechanism in the EU budget.