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Polish PM calls for more EU support for Ukraine

07.09.2022 14:15
Poland’s prime minister on Wednesday urged the European Union to “make decisions fast” in response to Russia's assault on Ukraine and the energy crisis. 
Mateusz Morawiecki.
Mateusz Morawiecki.PAP/Maciej Kulczyński

Mateusz Morawiecki made the appeal during a business conference in the southwestern Polish city of Karpacz, state news agency PAP reported.

The Polish PM told the Economic Forum: “The whole world has been affected by an energy, inflation and security crisis on a scale not seen for a long time.”

Morawiecki said that under such circumstances, the EU’s executive, the European Commission, “must make decisions quickly and efficiently.”

He went on to state: “Regardless of our assessment of the EU, one thing is certain: the decision-making process, especially amid fast-changing external circumstances, is very slow.”

‘A quick response is needed’

“This machine, which mainly serves the biggest, most important players, is clearly stuttering,” the PM added.

He noted that “many smaller states from our part of Europe” share this view.

“And so we have a certain structural deficit, a structural deficiency in the [EU’s] decision-making process,” Morawiecki said.

He urged: “A quick response is needed.” 

“Yet the way the EU is responding is very slow,” the PM warned, as cited by the PAP news agency.

Support for Ukraine

Morawiecki called on the bloc to release more financial support for Ukraine, in the form of “both grants and loans,” announced at the EU’s summit in June. 

“The EU isn’t being too generous, even though people are dying in the East for the security and freedom of the West,” the PM said, as quoted by the PAP news agency.

Wednesday is day 196 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


Source: PAPwprost.pl