Locked content EU in favor of InvestEU in budget for 2021-2027

The European Parliament voted in favor of establishing the InvestEU Program, which is supposed to support difficult projects to finance, in the next EU budget for 2021-2027. According to the European Commission (EC), the InvestEU Program will bring together under one roof the multitude of EU financi...

EU targets to be “climate neutral” by 2050

On Wednesday European Commission adopted a strategy to switch to “climate neutral” economy by 2050. Climate neutrality means reaching a net zero carbon footprint. The emissions should be balanced by removing warming gases from the atmosphere, ex. by planting new forests or through carbon...

Locked content EU agrees on foreign investments screening rules

On Tuesday European Union negotiators reached an agreement on the EU framework for screening foreign direct investments. The new rules should protect EU members “essential interests”, European Commission (EC) said in a statement. “We need scrutiny over purchases by foreign companie...

Locked content Polish broadband project wins EU award 

A project from Centrum Projektów Polska Cyfrowa (CPPC) broadband network took first place in the European Broadband Awards (EBA) competition organized by the European Commission, informed the Ministry of Digitization. Several dozen projects from all over Europe were submitted to the competition. The...

Locked content General government deficit seen at 0.9% GDP in 2018 and 2019

European Commission (EC) forecasted Poland’s deficit in the general government sector at 0.9 percent of GDP this year and in 2019 versus 1.4 percent of GDP in 2017. In 2020, the Commission expects the deficit to rise to 1 percent of GDP. In May the Commission expected a deficit of 1.4 percent ...

EC draws attention to gender pay gap

The European Commission once again draws attention to the inequality in salaries of women and men. Women in the European Union earn an average of 16.2 percent less than men. It’s as if women would work from October 26 to the end of the year for free.

Locked content EU will co-finance four Polish food promotion programs

The European Commission (EC) has accepted four Polish programs promoting food, the Agriculture Department said on Thursday. Their total budget amounts to €11.2 million. EU will co-finance over €8.5 million. Meat, fruit, and vegetables will be promoted. The EC accepted 58 programs with a budget of ov...

Locked content EU sues Poland over judiciary overhaul

The European Commission has sued the Polish government over its judiciary overhaul. “The European Commission maintains that the Polish law on the Supreme Court is incompatible with EU law as it undermines the principle of judicial independence, including the irremovability of judges,” the Commission...

Locked content Poland under increased scrutiny from Brussels over the rule of law

The European Commission’s concerns about the rule of law in Poland are growing – said on Tuesday the deputy head of the European Commission Frans Timmermans at the conference after hearing regarding Article 7 procedures against Poland. He added that regarding the recent Supreme Court ove...

Ukraine will receive €1 bln loan from EU

The European Commission (EC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ukraine for financial assistance. Ukraine will receive up to €1 billion in the form of medium- and long-term loans. The proposed new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) complements three previous MFA programmes, through which the EU...