Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Channel 4 News: “We will safeguard the rights of our citizens”

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki gave an interview to British Channel 4 television. In an interview with Matt Frei, aired in the main issue of Wednesday’s news programme, the Prime Minister spoke about Brexit, Poland’s relations with the UK and the future of the European Union.

Premier Mateusz Morawiecki i dziennikarz Matt Frei idą korytarzem i gestykulują. 1 of 3
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The Theresa May’s government can rely on Poland. I have spoken to her many times about this, about the strong political, social and economic ties that our countries have in common said the Prime Minister. As he added, our country has always been in favour of a compromise approach and has sought an agreement regulating the rules on which the United Kingdom is to leave the European Union.

The Prime Minister also pointed out that the interests of Polish citizens living in the United Kingdom have been duly secured. I have agreed with Prime Minister May that, on the basis of reciprocity, we will safeguard the rights of our citizens – whatever happens [on the Brexit Agreement] he said.

EU issues were also raised. As the Prime Minister pointed out, Poland is one of the most pro-European, and at the same time – which is rare in Europe – pro-American countries. At the same time, he pointed out that pro-Europeanism does not mean supporting all the activities of every EU institution, but rather realism and the search for compromise. It is precisely on these days that Poland undertakes actions which fulfil what was indicated in the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union said the Prime Minister. Even if we do not agree with this provision, we do so because we want stability and European unity he added.

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