EU chief wanted the bloc to double down on a swift transition to clean energy from wind and sun, which can be domestically produced and will ultimately be a lot cheaper than imported fossil fuels.
The ferocious row, played out in the European Parliament, underlined the seriousness of the issue which both Brussels and Warsaw say threatens the cohesion of the 27-nation bloc.
EU is planning to be prepared and not get caught off guard by crises like the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, which led to its lagging behind the US and UK in vaccinating its adults.
Murders of reporters remain rare in Europe, but the killings of journalists in Slovakia and Malta in recent years have raised concerns about reporters’ safety in developed, democratic societies.
Earlier this month, EU ministers debated creating a standby EU force of around 5,000 troops to deploy in crises like the one at Kabul airport.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that the new donation to be fully delivered by the middle of next year comes on top of 250 million already pledged.
EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said that 57 percent of over-18s are now fully vaccinated across 27 nations.
The EU's 1.1 trillion-euro ($1.3 trillion) seven-year budget from next year will also help national economies.
Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup said India will be watching the evolving EU position on the matter.