Poland has a strong mandate for negotiating EU budget: Polish minister

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The current EU budget proposal is unacceptable, Polish Minister for European Affairs Konrad Szymański declared in an interview with Polish daily Rzeczpospolita, but also said he has reason to be optimistic about what the final budget will look like.

Szymański told Rzeczpospolita that Poland feels more sure about the EU budget after the Friends of Cohesion summit and Macron’s visit on Monday, noting that “Poland acts in broad coalitions of states when it comes to its budget interests, cohesion policy, agricultural policy, the issue of budget scale and its method of financing.”

The minister emphasized Poland’s joint declarations with those states, concerning the different policies offers a “positive dynamic” for initiating the final, key stage of European budget negotiations.

He stressed that Poland has “very strong arguments in hand” but is open to compromise, which have to be serious compromises, as what has currently been proposed is unacceptable.