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.
Poland was only outperformed by Romania with 5.1 percent growth and Hungary with 5.2 percent growth in the first quarter of 2019.
Poland has won the case in the General Court of EU against the European Commission regarding retailer tax. The court ruled on Thursday that the EC had made a mistake by considering the tax as state aid and annulled the EU's decision on the contested measure.
Over Poland's 15 years in the EU, it has used – from EU structural funds and Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) – more than PLN 1 trillion (EUR 232 bln), along with a domestic contribution of PLN 375 bln (EUR 87 bln) said Finance Minister Teresa Czerwińska.
The 20th Schuman Parade passed along the streets of Warsaw on Saturday, under the motto "We choose Europe" and in honour of international Europe Day, also known as Schuman Day.
Polish President Andrzej Duda told reporters in Tirana, Albania, on Thursday that "Europe needs South-Eastern Europe while South-Eastern Europe needs Europe," and stressed that the EU must keep its door open to Western Balkan countries.
President Andrzej Duda speaking after Tuesday talks with Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili stressed that Poland will continue to support Georgia's NATO and EU membership aspirations.
The support for Poland's EU membership remained at 91 percent in April 2019, unchanged from March. This is the highest result on record, according to the latest poll conducted by the Centre for Public Opinion Research (CBOS).
Featuring over 2,000 soldiers, a Strong Through Alliances military parade is being held on Friday in Warsaw on the occasion of the May 3rd Constitution.
Writing as Poland marks 15 years in the EU Morawiecki adds that Europe faces many problems.