Asked about the state of Poland's National Recovery Plan negotiations with Brussels, the Law and Justice party MEP Zdzisław Krasnodębski said that Poland should "walk away from the negotiating table and give up on the NRP funds".
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In a recent interview with radio WNET, the Law and Justice party MEP Zdzisław Krasnodębski said that Poland should change its strategy when it comes to the post-pandemic National Recovery Plan funds. - To negotiate effectively, you need to have leverage and you need to have courage. It's time we walk away from the negotiating table and say that we are giving up on these [NRP] funds- he said.

- Poland was doing just fine without these funds. The Polish economy was developing very smoothly. We are tough in our statements, but when it comes to negotiations, we make concessions - the MEP continued. - So far, we can say that, unfortunately, we are losing, and my pessimistic predictions were confirmed, and therefore we need a different, tougher policy and a different way of negotiating with the EU.

Polish opposition MEP Kamila Gasiuk-Pihowicz commented on Mr. Krasnodębski’s statement on Sunday. "Krasnodębski wants to give up the NRP funds and give the money that de facto belongs to Polish citizens to other countries. The only thing the MEP should give up is his EU salary" Ms. Gasiuk-Pihowicz wrote on Twitter.

Who is Mr. Krasnodębski?

Prof. Zdzisław Krasnodębski is a Polish sociologist and philosopher. He was born in Choszczno (West Pomeranian Province) and studied philosophy and sociology in Bochum, Germany, among other places. He splits his professional life between Warsaw and Germany- universities in Kassel and Bremen.

As a columnist, Mr. Krasnodębski first worked with the monthly Znak and Rzeczpospolita, then with the tabloid Fakt, and later the right-wing Gazeta Polska and weekly W Sieci. In 2005, he became a member of the honorary committee supporting Lech Kaczyński in the presidential elections. For the past five years, he has been a member of the PiS advisory board. In 2014, he ran for the European Parliament on the PiS list, receiving more than 96,000 votes.

Following the decision of Jarosław Kaczyński, in recent elections for the European Parliament, Prof. Zdzislaw Krasnodębski became the leader of the Law and Justice party list in Greater Poland, despite the fact that he had nothing to do with the region. He won a seat receiving 164,034 votes. 


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