Poland not at risk of losing EU funds: infrastructure minister
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Poland is not at risk of losing EU funds, the country’s infrastructure minister said on Thursday, a day after the European Commission launched unprecedented disciplinary measures against Warsaw.
Andrzej Adamczyk (right). Photo: PAP/Jacek Bednarczyk
The EU’s executive on Wednesday triggered Article 7 of the EU Treaty against Poland, stepping up pressure on Warsaw over controversial changes to the judicial system by the country’s ruling conservatives.
Infrastructure and Construction Minister Andrzej Adamczyk told regional public broadcaster Radio Kraków that “there will be no consequences” for Poland in the EU’s next budget as a result of the European Commission’s move.
Adamczyk said that in terms of infrastructure spending, Poland used EU funds for pan-European road and rail routes.
"These are needed by the entire EU, by transit traffic, the economy," he added.
"It is in the interests of the EU to distribute these funds so that the main transport corridors and their branches are secure, predictable in terms of journey times. They must meet the needs of the 21st century," Adamczyk said.