Polish Prime Minister Ms Beata Szydło visited Dutch Prime Minister Mr Mark Rutte on February 8. The main topics of the meeting were: future of the European Union, Dutch-Polish relations and safety. Polish Prime Minsiter after the meeting with the Dutch Prime Minister in Cathuis attended the official meeting at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the Hague with the representatives of the Polish community in the Netherlands.
Ms Szydlo said that the most important topic of conversation with the Dutch Prime Minister were the changes in the European Union. She said that in many respects Poland and the Netherlands have similar points of view on this subject. Polish Prime Minsiter said that both the Polish and the Dutch government have a very strong belief that “the common goal should be to defend the internal market after Brexit’’. ‘’Poland and the Netherlands will become the two countries, which would assume the burden of the defense of the common market” – declared Prime Minister. She added that Poland and the Netherlands have a common idea of which direction should be followed in the development of the common market.
Polish head of government informed that the Dutch Prime Minister expressed his understanding of the problem of Polish workers in the Netherlands. “We will develop a compromise,” – said Prime Minister Szydło and stressed that this is a topic widely discussed in the EU.
Polish Prime Minister said about the meeting with the representatives of the Polish community living in the Netherlands. “It was a touching meeting” . She added that thanks to the actions of them Poland is respected well beyond its borders. She emphasized that her government wants to build a Europe that will be home to all Europeans, and Poland plays a major role in it. “We want to first of all ensure that Poland is a safe country’’ – declared Beata Szydło.
Mr Rutte said about this official visit: ‘’the Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło today visited the prime minister’s residence. It was her first visit to the Netherlands. A visit that suits the good relationship between our countries.
The intensive economic and cultural relations between the Netherlands and Poland today were important topics. The Netherlands is one of the major foreign investors in Poland. Netherlands is for Poland the sixth export country and third import country.
In addition, we talked about European issues such as migration, security and the European internal market. The questions were also discussed about developments in Polish law. The more independent the judicial system is, the more pluralistic media landscape is, the stronger a country is. It is good that the European Commission is in talks with the Polish government to reach a common solution’’
You can see here official photos taken by the Office of Polish Prime Minister: https://www.facebook.com/kancelaria.premiera/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155141733579653&pnref=story
See also a short film impression here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYUh4IXyyVI&t=2s
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