PM inaugurates Polish lobbying centre in Brussels

“I'm convinced that in the coming months, the Polish voice in the EU will be even better heard,” Morawiecki said. Paweł Supernak/PAP

Poland wants to have strong mechanisms of influence on EU legislation, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during the opening of the Business & Science Poland (BSP) lobbying centre in Brussels on Thursday.

"Everything that happens in Brussels, which is the centre of all the key European institutions, has an enormous effect on what happens in Poland," said the prime minister at the headquarters of Business & Science Poland.

According to Morawiecki, the presence of Polish business and Polish science in the EU capital will now be, as it should have been a long time ago. "One can say that it's better late, than never," he remarked.

In the opinion of the prime minister, the establishment of the BSP is a defining moment that proves that Polish companies are able to cooperate with each other. "I'm convinced that in the coming months, the Polish voice in the EU will be even better heard," Morawiecki said.

The prime minister observed that the various types of EU directives, regulations and decisions create a regulatory space that either allows for the creation of something that is new or is a hindrance in development. "We'll take a look at the legislation being created in Brussels through the prism of small and medium Polish companies," he declared.

Business & Science Poland is to advise enterprises on understanding the decision-making and legislative processes in the EU and provide support in the advocacy efforts of its members.

It is also to advise on the programming and spending of EU funds for science, research and development, as well as investments.