Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: The positions of Poland and Hungary in relation to the future EU budget are very close

Our positions are very close as we know more and more about the shape of the budget proposals within the multiannual financial framework said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during a press conference after his meeting with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

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Negotiations on the EU budget and cooperation at EU level

We raised issues related to the multiannual financial framework in view of the upcoming, or strictly speaking the already opened, budget negotiations in the European Union. Our positions with regard to the future EU budget are very close. When it comes to the cohesion policy and common agricultural policy we have the very same position said the head of the Polish government.

The Prime Ministers discussed also the development of common market and migration policy. Poland and Hungary have a unequivocal position on the policy related to migration and refugees. We agreed on the next steps in this area said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. As he highlighted, imposing amounts of immigrants contravenes the foundations of state sovereignty.

Another topic of the meeting were the issues related to external relations and security policy in view of the European Eastern Policy.

Bilateral and regional cooperation

The heads of governments of Poland and Hungary discussed the perspectives related to the development of cultural cooperation as well as the state of economic cooperation and selected infrastructural projects.

We discussed: bilateral cooperation which develops in an exemplary way, trade and common investments as well as infrastructure, cultural cooperation and common Polish-Hungarian foundations which would foster our heritage said the Polish Prime Minister.

The issues discussed by Prime Ministers Mateusz Morawiecki and Viktor Orbán were also the questions of external security, Nord Stream2 and the situation in Ukraine. The Polish Prime Minister highlighted that there is a need to develop a common European agenda for internal, energy and border security.

The Prime Ministers raised also the issue related to the development of common infrastructure. We will consequently implement the road investment Via Carpatia which will provide us with a motorway connection with Slovakia, Hungary and further to the South said the head of the Polish government.

I am glad to say that the position of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and my own are very compatible, not to say the same. I am very happy that we have good friends – emphasized Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. He added that in our friendship we are very constructive and we want to be positive in respect to our other UE friends and parteners

Close positions of Poland and Hungary

Poland explains in a calm but very definite way that we need to implement some reforms such as the reform of the justice system as our country comes out of some postcommunist habits which the mature countries of Western Europe do not face’ explained the head of the Polish government while informing about the exchange of experience with the Hungarian Prime Minister in this respect. As he highlighted, Polish and Hungarian Prime Ministers ‘actually fully agree with each other.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki congratulated Viktor Orbán on his re-election as Prime Minister in parliamentary elections and the thanked him for choosing Poland as his first destination of his visit abroad when Hungary follows their way of internal reforms but at the same time of constructive attitude to many questions within the European Union.


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