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23:08 3 May 2021
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Additional Sejm session on ratification of Reconstruction Fund on Tuesday

Additional Sejm session on ratification of Reconstruction Fund on Tuesday
Source: Sejm RP

The Sejm (lower chamber of Polish parliament) will meet on Tuesday, May 4 at an additional meeting to deal with the draft law on the ratification of the EU's decision on the Reconstruction Fund. According to Deputy Marshal Piotr Zgorzelski (PSL), the ruling camp wants the ratification of the Reconstruction Fund to be ratified as quickly as possible.

The PSL politician informed that at the session of the Presidium of the Sejm, he submitted a motion that voting on the bill granting consent to ratification should take place under the terms of Article 90 of the Constitution, i.e. by a two-thirds majority, because – as he said – "this is the transfer of the competences of the Polish state to an international organization".

Zgorzelski said that Marshal Elżbieta Witek decided otherwise, despite the fact that the vote by a majority of two-thirds was supported at the meeting of the Convention by its members participating in this meeting remotely. But the Marshal remained adamant and stated that it would be proceeded on the basis of Article 89 of the constitution, that is, the bill would be voted by a simple majority.

"This is an obvious violation of the constitution and may have consequences in the coming years," Zgorzelski warned. 

Meanwhile, according to former president Aleksander Kwasniewski, if Poland had not ratified the decision of the Council of Europe, it would "eventually lose any credibility in the Union".

(EURACTIV.pl


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