Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at the EU summit

We want the voice of Central Europe to be heard and our interests to be properly safeguarded, said the head of the government during the heads of state or government summit in Brussels. During the meeting, financial and economic issues were discussed, including the multiannual EU budget for 2021–27, climate policy and current international events.

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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

In addition, the European Council discussed the issue of appointments to the key EU posts. This issue was formally discussed at the summit at the end of May. “The most important thing is what views and opinions will be presented by the new candidates – this will determine our support for them,” said the head of the Polish government referring to the selection of candidates for the new heads of the European Commission and European Council. He added that the position of the Visegrad Group is consistent in this matter.

The European Council also discussed the long-term climate strategy that the EU is to adopt by 2020. According to the Council’s decisions to date, the European Union should achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions in the second half of the 21st century.

The Paris Agreement sets out the current climate targets, all the conditions for possible compensation mechanisms for Member States must be very strictly defined, said the head of the Polish government.

During the official ceremony in Brussels, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, together with the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, the Prime Minister of Latvia Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš, the Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker signed a political declaration to support the synchronisation of the Baltic States’ electricity network with the continental European system.

The document is a continuation of the agreement concluded in June last year. The agreement signed by Poland is a solid expression of solidarity with the Baltic States. It is in line with the efforts of the Polish government to increase energy security in Central and Eastern Europe.

Also, the head of the Polish government participated in the meeting of the prime ministers of Visegrad countries and in the Euro Summit held in the EU-27 format.

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