Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday evening for a working dinner in Brussels.
Prior to the meeting, government spokesman Piotr Muller declared that the two politicians will discuss the current EU agenda, including climate policy and the Polish National recovery Plan.
The EU Recovery Fund (also called Next Generation EU) is the Union’s response to new threats and challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It has two main goals: one, recovery and restoring the resilience of EU economies for future crises; and two, preparing them for unexpected situations.
The largest part of the fund is the Recovery and Resilience Facility.
As part of this package, Poland will receive EUR 58.1 billion – 23.9 billion in donations and 34.2 billion in loans. The Polish government will have until 2026 to use this money.
In early May, Ursula von der Leyen confirmed that she received the Polish National Recovery Plan, which focused on key economic issues: innovation, entrepreneurship, digital and economic transformation, ecological transport and strengthening the health system.