The EU must be built on a foundation of law
As Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki pointed out, the adoption of a regulation on conditionality, which could be freely interpreted, would risk the collapse of the European Union at later stages.
The EU must be built on a foundation of law and legal certainty. Without this principle, the European Union will only be a mechanism for making arbitrary decisions by Eurocrats, and de facto by the European oligarchy, emphasised the head of the government.
We say an explicit "yes"to the EU, but an explicit "no" to the mechanisms that rebuke us - like children - and treat Poland and other EU countries unequally, he added.
The European Union derives many benefits from Poland's membership
From the economic point of view, the European Union is a group of states that are bound by bilateral dependencies. The EU derives many benefits from Poland's membership. Around 2 million Poles have left our country and work for our partners in the EU. Another benefit is, for example, the free movement of capital.
It is not right that we have French shops, Dutch companies and German media, and Polish transporters are denied the right to provide services which they are entitled to provide pursuant to the treaty. We want the EU to be a fair mechanism, underlined Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
It is a Polish and EU reason of state to ensure that European principles and values are respected, he explained.
The EU is great when it is the Europe of Homelands
As the Prime Minister emphasised, the European Union is great when it is a Europe of Homelands and when it can cooperate.
The EU's door should be open to everyone. It should respect diversity concerning e.g. fiscal models or justice, emphasised the head of the government.
Therefore, we are fighting for Poland and for the future of the EU at the same time. We are fighting for a good budget, but also for principles and values, said the Prime Minister.
Resolution on the EU budget
The head of the government announced that he would present a resolution on Poland's position on the EU budget to the Sejm.
Poles will be able to familiarise themselves with this resolution. Then it will be known what mechanisms serve to consolidate the EU, and which ones put it at risk of disintegration, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
We support a strong and prosperous Europe, as well as a strong Poland in a strong Europe, he added.