I bow low to all of you as to the Polish breadwinners and those who care for the development of the Polish rural areas and thus for the development of the whole Poland, said the Prime Minister.
If I were to shortly describe what has been going wrong for the last 25 years, it is that rural areas, farmers and peasants were being brushed off. The first 15 years, especially following the introduction of changes to be competed by 2004, before the accession to the European Union, the Polish village faced numerous challenges almost all the time. After 2004, such a model was adopted that Przysucha, smaller poviat-level towns, were in fact left to their own devices and did not develop. The development was to only concern cities. We have strongly opposed to it. It can no longer be this way, development has to concern all areas – the Prime Minister said.
Entire Polish land, all Polish villages
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said:
For all of us, all the hectares, all the Polish land, all Polish villages which make a living not only from agriculture, but more and more often also from services and industry, is to develop uniformly for the sake of all Poland, and this is the main element of our economic programme.
It is not difficult to speak the language of European elites in Brussels in order to be understood and heard. The real challenge is to speak in a manner that does not make them pat us on the back, or commend, but in a manner that makes us understood and heard, while speaking about the interests of the Polish rural areas. What we do for the Polish countryside, for the rural areas has, for us, the utmost importance – said the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister’s remarks about the 500+ Programme
Our pro-family programme, the biggest pro-family programme in 30 years – in 130 years, even – has always been aimed primarily at the Polish rural areas. It is in the Polish rural areas that the majority of children is born. Or 500+ programme serves primarily Polish rural areas and they are where around 50% of all resources are directed – said the Prime minister.
Finally, the Prime Minister concluded
I can promise, in the name of the Republic of Poland, that we will do everything we can, if you trust us, to care more and more, over the years, for the Polish rural areas, to enable the Polish rural areas to regain their rightful place within our entire Polish social and economic structure