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Polish MEPs oppose separate Eurozone budget

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Roberto Galea 04.05.2017 12:10
Polish MEPs from two parties have voiced opposition to an upcoming plan to propose a separate budget for the 19 countries which share the euro as their currency.
The European Parliament. Photo: Flickr.com/European ParliamentThe European Parliament. Photo: Flickr.com/European Parliament

According to Polish Radio, which spoke to at least two Polish Eurodeputies, such a budget would be dangerous for countries which have not adopted the single currency.

The deputies added that a separate budget for the eurozone would split Europe and would reduce financial support for some countries.

“I do not think that the 19 countries that use the euro currency want to pay similar contributions to the general budget of the European Union, and at the moment this is already just one percent of the EU’s GDP,” Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, an MEP for Poland’s governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, told Polish Radio.

Dariusz Rosati from Poland’s opposition Civic Platform was of a similar opinion.

The budget, which is hoped to boost investment and tackle unemployment, could be a threat countries outside the eurozone, including Poland, as it could split the EU, Poland's IAR news agency earlier said. (rg)

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