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Poland Hopes to Resolve Spat Over EU Stimulus Funds This Month

Mateusz Morawiecki and Ursula von der Leyen arrive prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, on March 1.

Mateusz Morawiecki and Ursula von der Leyen arrive prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, on March 1.

Photographer: Virginia Mayo/AFP/Getty Images

Poland hopes to reach an agreement this month with the European Union that would unlock some 36 billion euros ($40 billion) in financing from the EU’s post-pandemic stimulus package, government spokesman said on Thursday.

The aid has been snarled up for months because of Poland’s conflict with the EU over changes in the judiciary that Brussels said increases political influence over courts. The parliament should next week start working on a bill that includes scrapping a contested disciplinary chamber for judges, Piotr Muller told Radio Zet in an interview.