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Polish Row With EU Worsens With $73 Billion in Aid At Risk

  • EU Commission says it’s not in a position to reimburse Poland
  • Warsaw is also locked in a standoff over 35.4 billion euros
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Poland may lose out on as much as 75 billion euros ($73 billion) in aid from the European Union for failing to comply with the bloc’s democratic standards, a potential major blow to a country that has used such funds to transform its post-communist economy.

The European Commission is for now “not in a position to” reimburse payment claims for some investments approved in the EU’s 2021-2027 budget, Stefan De Keersmaecker, a spokesman for the EU’s executive, said. The commission is in talks with the Polish government to resolve the issue, which resulted from the country’s own evaluation of whether it can receive the assistance, he said.