EU cash comes “with strings attached”: Polish govt economist

The EU budget was fiercely fought over on political issues, but strings are also attached in the shape of reforms, particularly on the energy front, Piotr Arak of the Polish Economic Institutes told PolandIN.

The reforms include requirements to carry out energy transformation, cut emissions and smog according to the economist at the government think tank.

A dose of realism is required, in Mr Arak’s opinion, as in his mind the 2050 deadline for carbon neutrality is nigh impossible bearing in mind Poland’s current energy mix.

The EU funds are going to subsidise digitalisation, energy transformation and infrastructure projects, as well as health care.

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