New appointments in EU should serve building strong Europe - Polish PM

New appointments in EU should serve building strong Europe - Polish PM STEPHANIE LECOCQ/PAP/EPA

PM Mateusz Morawiecki, who arrived in Brussels on Tuesday afternoon to take part in an EU summit, which is to launch "a new opening" in the European Union, stressed that appointments to top-level EU posts should serve the building of a strong European Union.

Speaking to reporters before the summit, Morawiecki underlined that this should serve "the building of a strong EU, which will be free of protectionism, which supports a single market, and which will secure a good EU budget for the next perspective."

Morawiecki declared that his government "wants to do everything" to achieve this goal, and added that energy, climate and broadly-perceived economy continued as Poland's priorities.

"This is of key importance for us," the prime minister said. He admitted that geographical and regional factors regarding a candidate should be taken into account but remarked that their concrete opinions regarding these areas "are even more significant."

Morawiecki also emphasised that appointments to key EU posts should be made on the basis of a consensus among particular member countries.