Telephone conversation between Prime Minister Beata Szydło and Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

The safety of Poles following the tragic incidents in the United Kingdom and preparations for the EU-27 summit in Bratislava were the main topic of Friday telephone conversation of Prime Ministers Beata Szydło and Theresa May.

Premier Beata Szydło
Photo: Chancellery of the Prime Minister

The safety of Poles in the UK

On Friday, the heads of the governments of Poland and the United Kingdom discussed the tragic incidents, in which Polish citizens staying in the United Kingdom had been harmed. Prime Minister Beata Szydło thanked Prime Minister May for the support provided by the UK authorities in investigation of circumstances of these events. She also expressed the hope for the development of cooperation in combating xenophobia and in improving the climate around presence of Poles in the British Isles. Prime Ministers of Poland and the United Kingdom agreed that they would develop mechanism for cooperation of services of both countries that will prevent such situation in the future.  

The reform of the EU following Brexit

Prime Minister Szydło exchanged opinions with Prime Minister May on reforms of the European Union, in the context of preparations for the summit of the leaders of the European Union Member States, which will take place (without participation of the UK) on 16 September in Bratislava.

The heads of the governments also agreed that this year will see the first Polish-UK intergovernmental consultations.

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