Prime Minister’s talks with Polish MEPs on the directions of further support for Belarus

Poland actively supports Belarusian society in its efforts to achieve democratic changes. This time, the head of the government discussed the difficult situation of our neighbour with Polish MEPs from various political groups. Today's videoconference is the result of decisions made during talks between government representatives and the opposition. From the very beginning, when post-election protests continue across our eastern border, Poland has been the ambassador of free and sovereign Belarus. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is in talks with the heads of states and governments of the European Union. In response to the deteriorating situation, the Polish government also adopted the aid package called "Solidarity with Belarus".

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

Meeting with Polish MEPs

During the meeting, the Prime Minister presented Poland's activities aimed at building international support for democratic changes beyond our eastern border and support for Belarusian civil society. He also called on MEPs to be active in this field. He also thanked for the activities carried out so far, which are implemented regardless of the political views.

Today's videoconference is the result of a meeting between members of the government and representatives of various parliamentary groups. During the meeting, the discussion participants agreed that the Belarusian topic must be continued and that a cross-party meeting of all Polish MEPs will soon take place.

The Polish Circle consists of Polish MEPs from all political groups of the European Parliament. It is an informal group the task of which is to cooperate across political divisions, to support joint initiatives and exchange information.

Actions of the Polish government on the European forum regarding the crisis in Belarus

The convening of an extraordinary summit of the European Council on the situation in Belarus is the result of the effective policy of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki who, from the very beginning, has actively participated in building international support for democratic changes beyond our eastern border. Consequently, the Prime Minister is in constant contact with the heads of states and governments of the European Union.

Poland is responsible for its closest neighbours. Therefore, Prime Minister Morawiecki, shortly after the announcement of the exit poll results, sent a letter to Charles Michel, President of the European Council and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, in which he called for an extraordinary summit of the European Council regarding the events in Belarus.

The subject of the extraordinary summit was, inter alia, the strategy of the European Union in the face of massive civil society protests and the aggressive reaction of the state authorities to peaceful demonstrations. The entire European Council considered the results of the elections in Belarus unbelievable. The election process must be repeated.

"Solidarity with Belarus" plan

Security, openness and solidarity - these are the three pillars of the plan concerning Poland's solidarity with Belarusian society which was presented in the Sejm by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. The assumption of the programme is to help the victims and their families, to facilitate the crossing of the border by the injured or oppressed, as well as to support non-governmental organisations, independent media, youth and Belarusian students.

In the first year, our country will allocate PLN 50 million for the implementation of the programme. These will be additional funds, apart from those allocated by Poland to other programmes related to Belarus, e.g. for Belsat TV.

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