Prime Minister Beata Szydło: We will be ambassadors of the Eastern Partnership countries

The declaration agreed on during the summit of the Eastern Partnership should be more ambitious and should confirm the European ambitions of these countries to the greater extent – stated Prime Minister Beata Szydło in Brussels.


Premier Beata Szydło przybywająca na Szczyt Partnerstwa Wschodniego. 1 of 7
Photo: P. Tracz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

EU and the Eastern Partnership countries agreed on a declaration on further cooperation.

On Friday in Brussels the joint declaration of the European Union and the Eastern Partnership (EP) countries was agreed on, which indicated the development of further cooperation.

The Prime Minister assessed, that the declaration include important demands from the EU and EP point of view, as well as specific positions, i.a. from the Polish government initiative. According to the Prime Minister the agreed declaration should be more ambitious and should confirm the European ambitions of the EP countries to the greater extent. Nonetheless, in the current political situation we accept that this is a satisfactory compromise – indicated the Prime Minister.

We need more ambitious projects

Prime Minister Beata Szydło said that we will call for the opening of the European Union on the Eastern Partnership countries. We will be ambassadors of these countries.

According to the Prime Minister, European Union should present to the Eastern Partnership countries more ambitios projects. She added, that the prospect of the countries of the initiative being permanently bound with the European Community will impact the level of safety, not only in our region, but in the whole EU.

The importance of the socially-oriented projects

As the Prime Minister stated, the declaration agreed on during the summit confirms the aspirations of the Eastern Partnership countries and constitutes a form of addressing the citizens of these countries. In our opinion this is what people are waiting for: so that their specific issues were addresssed – stated Beata Szydło. Therefore the Prime Minister indicated the areas included in the declaration: infrastructural issues, youth programmes (socially-oriented projects) and cybersecurity.


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