Lower house passes legislation needed to adopt EU recovery fund
The Sejm on Tuesday passed a legislation green-lighting ratification of EU COVID-19 recovery fund. In favour of the legislation there were 290 votes, 33 against, with 133 abstentions.
Poland's lower house of parliament voted in favour of legislation essential to the European Union's COVID-19 recovery fund on Tuesday, bringing the bloc closer to implementing the plan despite deep divisions on the issue in the ruling coalition.
The legislation was passed with 290 votes in favour, 33 votes against and 133 abstentions.
Ratification of the European Commission's Own Resources Decision from December 2020 by all EU member-states is necessary for launching both the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027, as well as the Recovery Fund. Poland is to receive a total 770 billion zlotys from the EU budget and the Recovery Fund in the course of the next few years.
Each member-state must prepare their own National Recovery Plan and send it over to the EU Commission, as a basis for receiving money from the EU Recovery Fund. Poland officially submitted the final version of the National Recovery Plan on Monday.
Źródło: TVN24 News in English, PAP
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