Councillors in Kraśnik have voted to withdraw the resolution declaring opposition to “LGBT ideology” introduced two years ago. The Mayor informed that municipalities that had declared themselves ‘LGBT ideology-free zones’ would not receive financial support from Norwegian funds.
These are funds from the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism (EEA Funds). They comprise funds that Norway, Liechtenstein, and Iceland transfer to EU countries as non-refundable financing in the form of development aid in return for their participation in the common EU area. Poland is their largest beneficiary.
A motion to repeal the resolution was submitted by Wojciech Wilk, the Mayor of Krasnik. He stated that the the city had faced a serious image crisis due to the anti-LGBT resolution.
Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the European Commission, once again strongly stressed:
I will not rest when it comes to building a Union of equality. A Union where you can be who you are and love who you want – without fear of recrimination or discrimination. LGBTQI–free zones are humanity free zones. And they have no place in our Union.