Poland is the biggest beneficiary of Cohesion Policy funds. Since the country joined the EU in 2004, Cohesion Policy has financed 12,200 km of new or upgraded road, access to broadband for 9.1 million people and the creation of 151,000 jobs.
In the next long-term EU budget, Poland will continue to be the biggest beneficiary of Cohesion Policy funds, under which the Commission is proposing to invest more than €72 billion to support the transformation of the Polish economy, to make it greener, more competitive and innovative. These EU investments will keep on playing a prominent role in improving Polish citizens’ everyday life with better infrastructures, broadband coverage, transport and energy efficiency, health services and quality of air.
The Commission adopted three major Cohesion Policy projects, modernising the Polish rail and road network and increasing travel safety while reducing costs and travel time :
– Over €487 million to modernise thecountry’s railway communication system;
– More than €117 million to upgrade Silesia’s railway services;
– Almost €72 million to ease traffic congestion in Warmińsko-Mazurskie.