Mr. Marek Grela, Polish Ambassador to the European Union, signed the MoU on behalf of Poland, while the Ambassador of Iceland, Mr. Kjartan Jóhannsson, the Ambassador of Liechtenstein, H.S.H. Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein, and the Ambassador of Norway, Mr. Bjørn T. Grydeland, signed on behalf of the EEA EFTA countries.
The signing comes after Poland signed an MoU with Norway in Warsaw on 14 October on the use of funds available through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism, which was also established under the EEA Enlargement Agreement. The two mechanisms will in total make available 558.6 million euros over a five-year period for projects in Poland.
The EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism aim to reduce social and economic disparities within the EEA, and to enable all EEA countries to participate fully in the Internal Market.