Prime Minister: There is no strong economy without a strong mining sector

I believe that the changes in the mining sector that we have initiated and which are implemented will bring the expected results. Results in the form of a strong mining sector, because there is no strong Polish economy without a strong mining sector, said Prime Minister Beata Szydło during the Miner’s Day celebrations at the Polish Mining Group.

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Photo: P. Tracz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister thanked all parties to the discussion on mining for seeking a satisfactory compromise. I know that talks and various decisions were often difficult. But both the government and the representatives of the social side always had in mind the future and development of Polish mining, stressed the Prime Minister.

Beata Szydło assured the audience that the Polish coal mining will stand for modernity and development in future. She added that the promising prospects were emerging for the mining sector in Poland, but for them to materialise it is necessary to consistently follow the path of initiated changes.

We will succeed only if we act consistently. We have convinced the European Commission that the Polish coal is needed not only in Poland, but also in Europe, added the Prime Minister. She reminded that the European Commission gave the green light to the government assistance programme for coal mines.

On the occasion of the approaching Miner’s Day, the Prime Minister extended her warm wishes to all miners and thanked them for the last difficult year. She also pointed out how important was the safety in the miners’ work. I wish you happy returns from work every day, and a lot of hope in the coming months. May Saint Barbara keep you and your families in her care, said the Prime Minister.

During the meeting in Rybnik, the Prime Minister emphasized that this year’s celebrations would be overshadowed by mourning for eight miners who had died several days ago in the Rudna copper mine. We share the grief of the families who lost their loved ones. We remember those who died on shift, working hard for their families and development of their companies. We remember all those who went on their eternal shift this year, said Beata Szydło.

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