We are talking about the Carpathians which unite, which are a symbol that we must connect cultures, connect societies, nations, states in order to build a common future in this part of Europe, said the Prime Minister. She emphasized that the countries of the region should be able to compete with others. In the opinion of Prime Minister Beata Szydło, the countries participating in the Europe of the Carpathians project share a perfect understanding.
She believes that infrastructural and economic projects are one of the areas of cooperation between the countries of the region.
The project which until recently had been perceived by many as impossible to implement is now a project that connects us the most. We are implementing it now. Of course, I have the Via Carpatia in mind, stated the Prime Minister.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Beata Szydło took part in a discussion meeting from the Europe of the Carpathians series, organised in the National Museum of the Przemyśl Region. The Prime Minister opened an exhibition on the history of skiing at the Museum.
Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Beata Szydło presented the awards to the winners of the International Carpathian Cup in Alpine Skiing in Przemyśl. The event was held under the patronage of the Marshal of the Sejm Marek Kuchciński and the speakers from the parliaments of the Visegrád Group countries. The cup was organised by the mayor of Przemyśl in cooperation with the Sejm, Senate, the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, local government of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship and the Institute of Eastern Studies.
On the path of responsible development
The motto of this year’s international discussion meeting from the Europe of the Carpathians series is
On the path of responsible development. It is a project dedicated to intensification of cooperation between the countries from the Carpathian region. The participants of the event will include the representatives of parliaments, central and local government administration, science and non-governmental sector from the Visegrád Group countries, i.e. Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
The series of conferences and meetings entitled “Europe of the Carpathians” began in 2010. So far it has comprised the sessions in Krynica-Zdrój, Przemyśl, Krasiczyn, Ukraine and Hungary. The event is an important forum of cooperation of practitioners and experts in development of mountainous areas and cross-border cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe.