Polish PM advocates spirit of Solidarity on Russian radio portal

An article by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki entitled 'Modern Europe needs the spirit of Solidarity' initiated a series of texts under the banner 'The Whole World - about Poland.' echo.msk.ru

We crave a strong Europe, just as we want a strong Poland," the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote in on the portal of an independent Russian radio station Echo of Moscow on Thursday.

An article by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki entitled 'Modern Europe needs the spirit of Solidarity' initiated a series of texts under the banner 'The Whole World - about Poland.'

The article recalls that 2021 is the 40th anniversary of the signing of the so-called 'August Agreements' that resulted in the emergence of the Solidarity trade union in Poland.

Morawiecki stressed that relations between European states, regardless of their size or economic potential, "should be modelled on interpersonal relations" which are "formed in accordance with the principle of solidarity."

The prime minister wrote that such an approach would guarantee a better future for Europe. "We must make solidarity a project for the whole of Europe," he added.

According to Morawiecki, solidarism demands community, because only in that does it fully realise itself. “That's why we should embrace it as the fundamental rule of our collective lives," he added.

"I am convinced that we will be able to forge a common future as long as we embrace the legacy of 'Solidarity' as the basis of our activities."

The prime minister concluded that the message had special meaning at a time when "millions of Poles, just like residents of other European countries, are battling with the economic consequences of the pandemic."

The Echo of Moscow's 'The Whole World - about Poland' blog was created in cooperation with the 'Everything that's Most Important' editorial office, as part of the 'Telling the World about Poland' global media project, an initiative of Poland's New Media Institute.