Prime Minister: We are opening a new chapter in many areas of bilateral cooperation

The head of Polish government held a meeting with President of France Emmanuel Macron, during which the most important issues related to Polish-French relations and the current European and international agenda were primarily discussed.

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

During the meeting, the Prime Minister presented the position of Poland on the European Union policy concerning, among other things, the multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027, climate policy, industrial policy, and relations with non-EU countries. ”We promote cooperation in favour of electro mobility. We want to extend our cooperation in order to invest in innovation,” said the head of Polish government. He added that Poland – together with France – would like to point the way towards climate compromise.

Mateusz Morawiecki emphasised ”the compatibility of positions on the fight against tax havens and cooperation on digital tax developed as part of the OECD”. In addition, the head of Polish government commented on the removal of barriers from the single market and on the common policy on the 5G network. The meeting with President Emmanuel Macron is an opportunity to conclude bilateral agreements and adopt bilateral declarations that refer to other areas such as cooperation in the field of the European policy, cybercrime and fight against cybercrime, finances, and the development of waterways. Today, Poland and France also concluded a strategic Cooperation Programme until 2023.

The Prime Minister had a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron before a special meeting of the European Council, during which the multiannual EU budget will be discussed. Poland takes the view that the amount of the new budget should correspond to the political ambitions of the European Union and reflect new challenges to be faced by the EU – climate or common agricultural policy. The Prime Minister stressed that both Poland and France share a similar view and have much in common.

”Poland and France have confirmed strategic partnership. It is our desire to build a strong Europe in cooperation with NATO,” said Mateusz Morawiecki.

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