Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: The Brexit agreement meets our expectations

The agreement on Brexit is the result of long negotiations in which Poland encouraged a compromise from the very beginning said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki after the extraordinary meeting of the European Council in Brussels.

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

We have guaranteed the rights of Polish citizens on the British Isles. This was a sine qua non condition for us from the point of view of the negotiation process emphasised the Head of the Polish Government.

At an extraordinary EU Summit, the heads of state and government of the 27 EU Member States, together with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May, endorsed the agreement on Brexit and supported a political declaration on future relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

This is a landmark day in the key issue for the European Union to work out the principles of Brexit, and the agreement meets our expectations stressed the Prime Minister. In principle, all rights related to employment, benefits and social matters are guaranteed he explained.

Mateusz Morawiecki also assured that all Polish projects included in the current EU financial perspective are reflected in the United Kingdom’s commitments. We have also achieved success in this field, as the United Kingdom will continue to finance projects related to EU funds until the end of this perspective said the Head of the Polish Government.

As the Prime Minister stated, Poland is committed to the closest possible relations with the United Kingdom in terms of security, foreign policy, trade issues, investment and economic cooperation, among other things. Poland and the United Kingdom will remain close allies emphasised the Prime Minister.

Mateusz Morawiecki expressed his hope that the Brexit agreement would be outvoted in the British Parliament.

The negotiations concerning the conditions of Brexit lasted around 2 years. The United Kingdom’s exit from the EU is to take place on 29 March 2019.

Changes in the Polish justice system

In the margins of the ongoing EU Summit, the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki talked to the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. It was a very positive conversation which confirmed, from the point of view of President Juncker, that the European Commission perceives the changes that we made in the justice system well and positively pointed out the Head of the Polish Government. We will see what further developments will look like he added.

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