Presidia of Polish and Czech lower chambers to meet in Poland

A joint meeting of the presidia of the Polish Sejm (lower house) and Czech Chamber of Deputies will take place in the Polish Baltic Sea resort of Jurata on August 29, director of the Sejm Information Center (CIS), Andrzej Grzegrzółka, has told PAP.

The politicians are to discuss parliamentary and regional cooperation, priorities for the CEE countries, infrastructure and transport as well as the future of the EU.

"There will also be talks on current issues in bilateral relations, including the development of medical emergency services at the Polish-Czech border," Grzegrzółka added.

As the CIS director said the meeting will be chaired by Speaker of the Polish Sejm Marek Kuchciński, and Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic Radek Vondracek. The event will also be attended by deputy speakers of the Polish Sejm: Beata Mazurek (ruling Law and Justice party, PiS), Ryszard Terlecki (PiS), Barbara Dolniak (oppositionist party Nowoczesna), Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska (oppositionist party Civic Platform, PO) and Stanisław Tyszka (Kukiz'15).

Grzegrzółka said that the parliamentary delegation will also be joined by the chairman of the Polish-Czech parliamentary group, MP Grzegorz Janik (PiS). Polish parliamentarians will also be accompanied by the head of the Chancellery of the Sejm, Agnieszka Kaczmarska, and her deputy, Adam Podgórski.

The CIS director pointed out that the meeting in Jurata is a continuation of a formula launched in 2014. "The parliaments of Poland and the Czech Republic have been in active contact for years," he stressed. Apart from meetings at the presidium level, a Polish-Czech parliamentary group of 25 MPs has been operating, Grzegrzółka noted.