Poland wants EU to pledge at least 1 billion euros to stabilize Belarus

FILE PHOTO: Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks during a news conference at a summit of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries in Warsaw,
FILE PHOTO: Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks during a news conference at a summit of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries in Warsaw, Poland July 3, 2020. Dawid Zuchowicz/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS/File Photo

September 17, 2020

VILNIUS (Reuters) – Poland wants the European Union to offer Belarus financial assistance of at least 1 billion euros, Prime Minster Mateusz Morawiecki said.

“The fund should indeed be significant. … It should be at least 1 billion euros,” Morawiecki said in Vilnius after meeting with Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.

“It should allow the Belarusian economy, in its current situation, to stabilize and meet investors’ expectations so that it again has prospects for issuing new state debt,” Morawiecki said.

(Reporting by Andrius Sytas; editing by Jason Neely)