In his televised address on Tuesday, the president recalled that exactly 20 years ago a referendum on Poland’s accession to the European Union was held.
Andrzej Duda pointed out that the difficult times that Europe is going through with regard to Russian aggression against Ukraine and its consequences will pose new challenges, and to deal with them requires cooperation and forethought, as well as good planning of key issues. in advance. He stressed that Poland’s future as president in the EU, which our country will take over in one and a half years, is one of those problems, and added that Poland must be fully prepared for it.
Polish Presidency in the EU. Three goals
The president also spoke about the three goals of the Polish presidency: deepening transatlantic cooperation and strengthening relations between the EU and the United States; further expansion of the EU by Ukraine, Moldova and the Western Balkans, and in the future also other countries wishing to join the EU, and strengthening Europe’s energy security.
— This is an ambitious task, and to achieve it requires close cooperation between the president, the government, and the Sejm and Senate. Therefore, tomorrow I will present a draft law that will determine the framework for this cooperation in the context of the Polish presidency of the work of the Council of the European Union. I want this initiative to prove that the entire political class can work together in harmony on issues that are most important to Poland, said the president.
He added that “this is an important test for all political forces, a test of their willingness to work together to achieve our goals in the EU.” He called for the law to be passed “immediately”.
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