Poland says EU should offer Belarus at least €1bn to stabilize economy

FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters, ahead of an EU leaders summit at the European Council headquarters, in Brussels, Belgium July 16, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

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.