Poland has received an exclusion from the European Union’s restrictive requirements to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, with EU saying it will take into account Poland’s energy demands.
The member states of the EU came to an agreement during the deliberations of the European Council in Brussels over reaching carbon neutrality by 2050.
The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, said that Poland will require more time to achieve climate neutrality and that the Council will return to the topic in June 2020.
“An exception, a rule which has to be to be considered during the legislative process, has been written into the EU conclusion at the third point, emphasizing that Poland will reach climate neutrality at its own speed,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced.
He added that the EU understood that there are states with differing economic, technological and social situations.
Get your daily dose of Remix News straight to your mailbox!
You have successfully joined our subscriber list.
Poland to leave lockdown in May
Starting May 1, Polish economic and social life will slowly start returning to its pre-lockdown state while maintaining key health safety measures
Polish PM: All Poles who want a jab will be vaccinated by end of August
Poland, along with the rest of Europe, is racing to vaccinate its citizens
Survey: Who do Poles believe is the 2020 ‘politician of the year’?
PM Morawiecki has won, but most Poles believe no politician deserves the title
Hungary and Poland claim victory in rule-of-law negotiations
Hungary and Poland seek to maintain their sovereignty, but will the new agreement guarantee that over the long-term?
PM Morawiecki: Poland needs more modern events that teach young people about their country’s past
PM Morawiecki attended the “1920: Grateful to our Heroes” reenactment, saying it teaches ideals about “honor, patriotism, family values, and faith in powers greater than ourselves.”
PM Morawiecki: Istanbul Convention may not be compatible with Polish constitution
The Polish Constitutional Court will analyze the Istanbul Convention’s compatibility with its own constitution in a clear and lawful procedure
PM Morawiecki: Macron’s visit is a breakthrough in Polish-French relations
PM Morawiecki and President Macron find common ground on agriculture, security and digital taxes for tech companies
Macron plans to visit Poland, wants to improve dialogue
Macron will visit Poland at the beginning of February
Climate change: The European Parliament should practice what it preaches
The European Parliament moves to one seat of power from two.
A new chapter in EU-Polish relations after Michel-Morawiecki meeting in Warsaw
A good opening for Poland with the successor of Tusk in the European Council.
“Katowice rulebook” to bring climate pact to life
The participants of the COP24 Katowice climate summit have reached a consensus and approved the final document of the conference. “The conference in Katowice ends in great Success!,” said Polish President Andrzej Duda.
Poland’s economy is booming
Poland’s economy is one of the fastest growing in the European Union. Statistics Poland (GUS) estimates that in the second quarter of the year Poland’s GDP increased by 5.1 percent.