Europe needs to return to its roots - Polish PM

"We are taking responsibility for Poland, but we are also ready to take joint responsibility for our region, Central Europe and the European Union," declared the PM. Leszek Szymański/PAP

PM Mateusz Morawiecki in an expose on Tuesday stressed that Europe needs a return to its roots, founding ideas and Christian values.

"We no longer live in the times of a safe Western domination. In the Far East, the Middle East, and for us in the immediate East, there are international players which are willing to take advantage of Europe's weaknesses, that is why we want an ambitious EU that is open to accepting new members, open to the Western Balkans," said Morawiecki.

The PM also said that NATO is the most powerful military alliance in the history of the world. "The voices of some leaders questioning Article 5 of the Washington Treaty, or the failure to fulfil alliance obligations, weaken our security, threaten the EU and NATO. We will counteract this," declared Morawiecki.

He noted that if the EU does not present a realistic offer to neighbouring countries, one will be presented by others, namely China, Russia, Turkey and radical Islam.

The PM added that Poland also has a plan for the European Union which foresees cutting Brussels’ centralisation and red tape, and fair taxes and competition, the struggle for treaty-based freedom of services, and western partnership.

"We are taking responsibility for Poland, but we are also ready to take joint responsibility for our region, Central Europe and the European Union," declared the PM.