PM, opposition hold video conference on COVID-19 pandemic
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Tuesday held "a constructive meeting" with opposition politicians, but there were also differences of opinion, PM's Office head Michał Dworczyk said on Tuesday afternoon.
The PM invited representatives of the opposition to a teleconference on Saturday. On the same day, the Left, the Polish People's Party (PSL) and the right-wing Confederation responded positively to the invitation.
"We want to emphasise that dialogue is very important for us in the pandemic situation. We want to explain to our partners the real situation related to the pandemic. We believe that in such circumstances people need at least to try to go beyond political divisions and work together to find the best solutions," Dworczyk told a press conference.
"We do want to explain all the doubts that may arise and are present in the public," Dworczyk also said, expressing hope that the opposition will not try to use the pandemic for political gains.
Dworczyk went on to say that nearly all participants in the meeting expressed good will.
The PM's official also announced that such meetings will become a regular thing, "as we need further legislative amendments and new bills that need to be adopted due to Covid-19."