Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met with the new President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen

We will jointly seek to develop a new opening, build a Europe of compromise, a Europe of common grounds in many important issues such as trade, energy, economy and innovations, declared the Prime Minister.


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

Mateusz Morawiecki congratulated Ursula von der Leyen on her appointment as European Commission’s President which is a key function for European Union’s future. He pointed out that it will be a good, new time for Europe.

The meeting with the President of the EC passed in the atmosphere of mutual understanding of the challenges which the UE is facing. After talking to Ursula von der Leyen, the Prime Minister expressed his hope that the new President will implement European Commission’s policy in a spirit of compromise.

Mateusz Morawiecki presented the expectations of the Polish government, as regards staff matters in the EC, emphasising economic matters. He pointed out the necessity to keep an appropriate distribution of competences within the geographic balance in the European Commission.

The Prime Minister nominated Krzysztof Szczerski, the Head of the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Poland, to take the position of EU Commissioner. As he emphasised, the nomination of Krzysztof Szczerski is a result of a dialogue with the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda.

The Head of the Polish Government and the new President of the EC discussed also issues related to the strategic agenda. The questions discussed included:

  •          common market issues,
  •          migration policy,
  •          climate policy,
  •          tax questions,
  •          global competition.

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