Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Berlin: Poland and Germany may be drivers of growth and positive changes in the EU

The topics discussed by the Polish Prime Minister with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel included bilateral economic cooperation, joint projects related to the defence industry, the single market and the freedom to provide services in the European Union.

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Photo: W. Kompała / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

I am happy to see the Polish-German cooperation developing in numerous areas - stressed Mateusz Morawiecki. He added that Poland and Germany had good economic prospects and may be drivers of growth and positive changes in the entire European Union.

The Prime Minister emphasized that Poland and Germany had similar views on numerous subjects regarding the European single market. The regulations of that market are to serve, first of all, small and medium-sized enterprises - said the Prime Minister. We want to support small and medium-sized businesses. We believe that they will later bring fruit in the form of positive economic and social developments - he explained.

Mateusz Morawiecki pointed to the cooperation of Poland and Germany in the area of the defence industry. This concerns broadly understood defence policy, and in particular the purchase of military equipment and the creation and building of military equipment. I see a lot of room for cooperation here - declared the Polish Prime Minister.

The Polish Prime Minister and the German Chancellor also discussed the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. It is worth discussing Nord Stream 2 at the European Commission forum - stated Mateusz Morawiecki. I do not agree that Nord Stream 2 means diversification. It is the gas from the same source, but transported through another route - he explained.  He stressed that it was important to ensure that no party monopolizes or imposes the prices on any European Union Member States.

Referring to the reform of the Polish justice system, Mateusz Morawiecki explained that after the changes the system would be far more independent, objective and effective.

He also invited Chancellor Angela Merkel to the celebrations of the 100 anniversary of Poland’s independence this year. I invited the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel to the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence - said Mateusz Morawiecki. “It is a particularly important moment for us.”

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