The Council of the European Union adopted its decision on the implementation of the Polish national plan, following the European Commission’s assessment of it. The budget allocated to Poland is €35.4 billion (€29.5 billion in grants and €11.5 billion in loans).
Poland’s plan devotes 42.7% of its total allocation of €35.4 billion to measures that support climate objectives. The implementation of Poland’s plan is expected to contribute significantly to the decarbonisation of the Polish economy by increasing the share of renewable energy in the energy mix, the energy efficiency of the economy and the independence of Poland’s energy supply.
Poland’s plan devotes 21.3% of the total allocation to measures that support the digital transition. This includes investments to provide universal access to high-speed internet, digitalisation of public services, IT equipment for schools, digital skills and cyber-security.
In line with the Poland’s country specific recommendation, the plan contains commitment to several reforms to improve the investment climate in Poland, which must be fulfilled before any disbursements can be made. This includes a comprehensive reform of the disciplinary regime applicable to Polish judges which is expected to strengthen important aspects of the independence of the judiciary.
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