Poland Warns EU Withholding Funds Could Endanger Climate Goals
Poland’s prime minister warned Brussels on Monday that withholding European Union funds from Warsaw could endanger the achievement of climate goals. The EU has signalled Poland had to roll back some of its judiciary reforms to unlock access to billions of euros of aid aimed at helping revive economic growth mauled by the coronavirus pandemic. Poland has called Brussels’ demands “blackmail”. Speaking to Polish media on the sidelines of the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warned withholding EU funds could endanger its energy transformation. The coal industry provides around 70% of the country’s energy.
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