PM meets with president-elect of European Council, Charles Michel
Charles Michel, the future president of the European Council, visited Warsaw on Tuesday for talks with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
Morawiecki described the visit as a good signal indicating that they would "try to gain as much mutual information as possible in order to work out a compromise." The prime minister also stated that negotiations are approaching in very important fields, and that in relation to these "difficult talks" there was nothing better than building trust. "A certain type of new opening, new approaches in new times, such as Charles Michel represents," Morawiecki said.
During the Tuesday talks, the future EU budget for 2020-27 was discussed, among other issues. Morawiecki noted that the issue of potential new EU incomes was talked about in detail, which he said Poland would support as much as possible. The talks also touched on "trade threats for the whole world related to trade wars, to protectionism," the PM said, as well as "how to maintain the competitiveness of the common market."
"It is important to both of us that the EU is a global power, not only economically but also politically, in relation to which the discussion on economic and political subjects and our neighbours - near and far - is something as normal as possible," the prime minister said. In this context, he added that Michel had proposed that strategic issued be discussed during EU Council sittings.