Our region's voice should be better heard in Europe - deputy FM

Poland, Latvia and Estonia want our region's voice to be better heard in Europe, deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymanski told PAP on Friday in Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital .

Szymanski, in Vilnius with PM Mateusz Morawiecki for talks with the Lithuanian PM and president and Baltic prime ministers, said Morawiecki's Friday meetings with the government leaders of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia focused on EU issues.

Later Morawiecki held face-to-face talks with the prime ministers of Latvia and Estonia. Earlier in the day he spoke with Lithuanian PM Saulius Skvernelis and President Dalia Grybauskaite.

Commenting on the talks, Szymanski said they covered major EU issues, most notably the post-2020 EU budget, the future of the single services and digital market, and migration. Szymanski stressed that Poland and the Baltic states shared many common interests and had similar expectations from the EU, especially regarding their region's voice in the Community.

"We share very many interests and have similar expectations from the EU. We want our region's voice to be better heard on the European forum," Szymanski said.