Warsaw will oppose any EU budget plan that doesn't balance the needs of its various member states, Poland's deputy foreign minister Konrad Szymanski said.
"The way to the full compromise over the EU budget is still very long," Konrad Szymanski told reporters in Warsaw.
The meeting of the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz with the Deputy Head of the European Commission Frans Timmermans is part of the process aimed at protecting Polish reforms while at the same time overcoming unnecessary tensions with the EU, according to Poland's deputy foreign minister.
Wiceszef #MSZ Konrad Szymański dla @PAPinformacje: Czwartkowe spotkanie szefa MSZ Jacka Czaputowicza z wiceszefem Komisji Europejskiej Fransem Timmermansem to element procesu, którego celem jest ochrona polskich reform przy jednoczesnym zażegnaniu niepotrzebnych napięć z #KE. pic.twitter.com/VPtKuKdboH— PAP (@PAPinformacje) 2 мая 2018 г.
In December 2017, the EC proposed to the EU that Article 7(1) of the Treaty on European Union be triggered over the risk of Poland's breach of the rule of law. Triggering the article would mean starting procedures that could result in Poland losing EU voting rights. The commission's commitment to act was reaffirmed by its First Vice-President Frans Timmermans on February 27.