Will an application for the first payment from the KPO be submitted to the EC immediately after the possible formation of Donald Tusk’s government? Unofficial findings on this matter are presented by RMF FM.
Andrzej Duda entrusted the mission of forming a government to Mateusz Morawiecki, a politician representing the party that won the parliamentary elections. Next Monday, December 11, the Prime Minister will deliver an exposé, and a few hours later there will be a vote on a vote of confidence in the PiS government.
Parliamentary arithmetic indicates that Mateusz Morawiecki’s mission will end in failure because PiS does not have a majority. There is no coalition capacity, and representatives of the Confederation and PSL clearly declare that they do not intend to form an alliance with Law and Justice. In the meantime, the coalition agreement was signed by the Civic Coalition, Third Way and the Left, which have enough seats to govern and indicate Donald Tusk as their candidate for prime minister.
What’s next for KPO? Unofficially: First application for EUR 6.9 billion
One of the recurring topics is the question whether if the government changes in Poland, it will speed up the payment of funds from the KPO. Immediately after – if this scenario comes true and Donald Tusk’s government is formed – will an application be submitted to the European Commission for the first payment from the National Reconstruction Plan? According to the findings of the RMF FM correspondent in Brussels, representatives of the parliamentary majority are unofficially checking with the EC about the possibility of submitting such a document even a few days after the appointment of the new government. According to unofficial findings, the first application would amount to EUR 6.9 billion.
At the same time, RMF FM emphasizes that the payment of money from the KPO is still dependent on “meeting the so-called rule of law milestones regarding an independent judiciary and the Arachne (anti-fraud) IT system.