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Morawiecki talked with Merkel. “I confirmed our readiness to veto the new budget” | Policy

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On Friday Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki talked to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the EU budget. Let us recall that some politicians want to introduce a mechanism for linking the EU budget with the rule of law. Poland and Hungary, which want to veto the budget, do not like it.

Mateusz Morawiecki sent a letter to EU leaders, stressing that Poland agrees to regulations that will protect the EU’s financial interests, for example against fraud, but cannot agree to imprecise rule of law criteria that may pave the way to discriminatory practices against any of the countries. The head of Polish government He pointed out that the state of legal uncertainty could mean that the ambitious budgetary agreement of July could in practice fail. Earlier, a similar letter, although, as EU officials say, was more categorical in tone, was sent by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

“I have confirmed our readiness to veto the new budget”

“At the beginning of the conversation, I emphasized once again that we would defend the sovereign right of European states to implement changes and reforms as well as the letter and spirit of the treaties, which constitute primary law and superior to any other legal acts and secondary mechanisms contained in the current proposals of the European institutions. is the foundation of our position and the starting point for further talks, “the head of the Polish government wrote on Facebook.

I made it clear that a safety valve in the form of a veto must exist as a guarantee that the rights and concerns of all Member States are taken into account

– underlined Mateusz Morawiecki and added that Poland consistently takes the position that EU regulations must comply with treaties and decisions made at the European Council forum and guarantee legal certainty. He emphasized that the criteria included in the current draft regulation are general and amenable to very broad interpretation.

Today, Madam Chancellor, I announced that Poland expects further work to find a solution as soon as possible that would guarantee the rights of all Member States and respect treaty procedures

– wrote the prime minister. He added that he asked for a deep analysis of the arguments of Poland and Hungary also from the point of view of cohesion and the future vision of Europe.

I also reaffirmed our readiness to veto the new budget if we do not find a solution that is good for the EU as a whole, not just some of its members

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– Mateusz Morawiecki finished his entry.

Grodzki’s message

On Friday at 20:00 in TVP marshal Senate Tomasz Grodzki will deliver the message. Its subject will be the threat of Poland’s vetoing the EU budget. This information was provided by RMF FM, later confirmed by the portal polsatnews.pl in the Senate Information Center.

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