Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: We want to build a strong European Union through the Central-European dimension

I am extremely pleased that the first, historical inter-governmental consultations with a broad Romanian delegation took place in Warsaw. This is a break-through day on which we reached an agreement on a number of issues, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said following the Polish-Romanian inter-governmental consultations in Warsaw.


Premier Mateusz Morawiecki podaje rękę premier Viorice Dancili. 1 of 20
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It needs to be underlined that the Polish-Romanian cooperation has been very successful for a number of years. Today, we referred to some historical events, to the interwar period, when the cultural, economic and military cooperation was very effective – the head of the Polish government said.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki underlined that both countries find infrastructural connections very important; especially important is Via Carpatia which will be implemented within the next few years.  We want to build a strong European Union through the Central-European dimension - he added. It is not targeted against anyone – its aim is to strengthen EU in this part of Europe and to increase the dimension of trans-Atlantic cooperation.

A key partner in many dimensions

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki underlined that Romania was one of Poland’s key partners both in terms of economic and trade cooperation as well as in terms of security, cultural and broadly-understood European policies.

According to the Prime Minister, Poland supports Romania’s ambitions in terms of joining Schengen. He underlined that Poland, together with Romania and other countries, would attempt to defend our position in key areas such as the Cohesion Policy, Common Agricultural Policy and European Union funds.

Poland and Romania are becoming increasingly important trade and economic partners for each other. Polish entities increase their investments in Romania. I also strongly encouraged the Romanian Prime Minister to make Romanian enterprises to invest in Poland - the Prime Minister said.

Safety and energy policy

The issues discussed by the Prime Ministers also involved safety and energy policy.

We discussed the Nord Stream 2 project, and both countries underlined the importance and the need to diversify gas supply sources. Construction of the second line of Nord Stream pipeline does not contribute do building such common, diversified gas supply environment – the head of the Polish government explained.

The Prime Minister mentioned his visit in Orzysz, where NATO military brigade is stationed, and recalled i.a. his meeting with Romanian soldiers, stressing his satisfaction with gradual strengthening of the military cooperation within NATO under the auspices of transatlantic cooperation.

For Poland and Romania, cooperation with the USA and with the EU are the two key pillars of security, including energy security, as well as the pillars of economic growth and increase in investments. Poland and Romania are partners who speak with one voice in matters related to transatlantic cooperation – the Prime Minister declared.

A common history

In Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s opinion, the countries of our region have very many common interests. The closer we cooperate with one another, the more effectively will these interests be pursued. He pointed that both countries have experienced communism and post-communism, and that – in his view – our friends from the EU and the West are not capable to fully understand the impact of these experiences.

The head of the Polish government stressed that both Poland and Romania are fully determined to defend the interests of the Central European region. We think that European partnership, the Europe of single, not numerous, speeds, constitutes a guarantee of common growth and that these are the principles of growth within the entire EU to which we have agreed.

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During the Polish and Romanian Prime Ministers’ meeting with the media in Warsaw, the Vice-Prime Minister and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Gliński together with the Romanian Minister of National Defence Mihai-Viorel Fifor signed an Agreement between the government of the Republic of Poland and the government of Romania concerning the graves of soldiers and civil victims of wars and memorial sites devoted to them.


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