Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said his country and the Baltic states are like-minded on the future of the European Union budget. He was speaking in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius where he held talks with his counterparts from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
All three Baltic states, like Poland, are members of the 28-nation European bloc.
As reported by Radio Poland, Morawiecki said all four countries “speak with one voice” on EU issues such as the future of the bloc’s budget, the internal market and transport regulations.
“I am very happy that we have spoken with one voice… in the context of both the [impending] exit of Britain from the European Union and the [resulting] budget reduction.”
He declared that both Poland and the Baltics “are opting for increasing the [EU] budget, including from [our] own funds if this proves necessary”.
Morawiecki also said that the hole in the EU budget created by Britain’s upcoming departure from should be “patched up”.
The European Commission is slated to present its post-2020 budget plans in May.