Why Poland’s “win” on the EU climate budget rings hollow

Analysts say Prime Minister Morawiecki’s latest evasion of the 2050 net-zero goal is no real victory for Warsaw.

A five-day EU summit – one of the longest in history – ended in the early hours of 21 July with a deal, thanks to EU leaders doling out goodies to all six countries threatening to veto a desperately needed €750bn coronavirus recovery fund.

The “frugal four” (the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark and Sweden) won an increases in their budget rebates, a much-hated system that the EU had hoped to dispose of after Brexit. Major cuts were made to EU health, research and climate...
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