Prime Minister: We achieved our goals at the EU summit

The EU summit during which Heads of State or Government selected candidates for the most important functions in the Union, including the President of the European Commission, has lasted in Brussels since Sunday.

 


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

During the summit, an agreement was reached on the division of positions in EU structures – Ursula von der Leyen was nominated as the candidate for the President of the European Commission, while the Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel was nominated as the candidate for the President of the European Council. In addition, the European Council is expected to nominate Christine Lagarde as the candidate for the President of the European Central Bank and Joseph Borrell as the head of EU diplomacy.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stressed that this had been yet another difficult day of the summit. He added that the majority of Member States should speak with a single voice, and new times require new solutions and people.

He emphasised that candidates for the most important EU functions should be people capable of reaching compromises. It is very important that the candidates are people whose minds and hearts are open to Europe with its different levels of development said the head of the Polish government.

During the three day long summit, coordinating meetings of the Visegrad Group and bilateral meetings were organised every day. As indicated by the Prime Minister, all efforts served a single goal – to reach a good compromise and to ensure that the point of view of Poland, of the Visegrad countries and of Central Europe is taken into account.

We have strongly emphasised the role of the Visegrad Group, which spoke with a single voice during the summit in Brussels, stressed Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. He assessed that he sees a great opportunity for establishing a common denominator and for ensuring cohesion of our policy with the policy of the potential President of the European Commission, as well as for fruitful cooperation.

 


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