BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Poland would be ready to drop its veto to the EU’s 1.8 trillion euro financial package if EU leaders endorse an explanatory declaration on the link between EU funds and the rule of law, Poland’s deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Gowin said on Thursday.
FILE PHOTO: Poland's Minister of Science and Higher Education and Deputy Prime-Minister Jaroslaw Gowin speaks to journalists at the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland, April 6, 2020.
Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERSSpeaking to reporters after meeting several top EU Commission officials Gowin said Poland realised that a veto to the EU budget for 2021-2027 and the fund would hurt Poland and other EU countries financially.
Such a compromise is possible ... through a binding declaration interpreting (the rule of law regulation),” he said, adding such a declaration would have to be adopted by EU leaders.
“A possible veto would not only trigger the provisional budget, but also something that my interlocutors called Plan B ... which is some form of cooperation between the 25 other countries,” Gowin said.
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