Polish airport handouts authorised by European Commission.
THE EUROPEAN Commission has authorised the payment of Euro 251.5
million from European Union (EU) regional development funds for
improvements to eight Polish airports. The money comes from the
EU's Cohesion Fund, which is designed to raise the economic health
of poorer regions in member states, and will be augmented by funds from
the Polish government. The money will be spent on the airports of
Warsaw, Gda?sk, Wroc?aw, Pozna?, Szczecin, Rzeszow, Krakow and Katowice.
They have been favoured by Brussels partly because it considers them
links in the trans-European transport network (TENs) which attracts EU
funding through easing pan-EU travel. With the money being spent on
terminal construction and runway modernisation, the Commission said the
regional airports must raise 25% of the costs themselves and Warsaw