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    Polish PM Unveils Ambitious Billions Boost for Local Governments Under Strategic Investment Programme

    Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has unveiled an ambitious initiative to boost local governments in Poland through the Strategic Investment Programme. During the Local Government Conference in Makow Podhalanski, he pledged a substantial pool of funds, ranging from PLN 25 to 30 billion (approximately EUR 5.6 to 6.7 billion), aimed at addressing local and regional investment needs.

    With a vision to revitalize the entire country and overcome stagnation, Morawiecki emphasized the program’s flexibility in distributing resources to municipalities. He expressed a strong commitment to rebuilding local Poland and creating new prospects, promising to continue these initiatives if his party, Law and Justice (PiS), wins the upcoming parliamentary elections.

    “Today, I want to present the next installment of our great Polish Strategic Investments programme (…) This programme will be distributed to all local governments in the most flexible way. It will amount to PLN 25-30 billion (EUR 5.6 – 6.7 billion). Another huge pool. We are trying to do everything so that Poles can be proud of Poland in every corner of the country, in every municipality. We want to pull Poland out of stagnation,”

    Morawiecki said.

    Despite concerns about EU funds, Morawiecki reassured that Poland is receiving significant financial support, stating that there is no reason to worry. The government is diligently implementing investment projects under the national recovery plan (KPO) as initially promised, ensuring pre-financing for the proposed developments.

    The Strategic Investment Programme forms a crucial component of the broader Polish Deal plan, designed to revitalize the national economy following almost two years of pandemic restrictions.

    However, Poland’s access to EUR 23.9 billion in grants and EUR 11.5 billion in loans from the EU’s pandemic relief fund hinges on meeting specific rule-of-law ‘milestones,’ including full compliance with an EU court ruling that calls for a change in the disciplinary rules for judges.

    With these strategic investments and continued commitment to progress, the Polish government aims to foster growth and pride in Poland across every region, transcending any challenges posed by the pandemic and striving to catch up with Western economies

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