Poland’s foreign minister has called on the European Union to impose a new and tougher sanctions package on Russia, saying the current ones are "insufficient."
The EU should accept Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and western Balkans country as members, if Europe is to remain a strategically strong region, the Polish prime minister has said.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, called on Europe to not abandon Ukraine and “leave it at the mercy of Russia” just because it is not an EU member.
Poland has received three times as much money than it has paid to the EU budget since joining the bloc in 2004, according to the Polish Economic Institute (PIE), a government think-tank.
Poland is at the forefront in terms of using European funds for the purposes of cohesion policy, Andrzej Duda, the Polish president told the Congress 590 business event in Warsaw on Wednesday.
The Polish government has welcomed the European Commission (EC) recommending that Ukraine be granted formal status as an EU candidate country.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has expressed hope that the European Commission will render a positive opinion on Ukraine's bid to achieve candidate status to join the European Union.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, said after a meeting with his Portuguese counterpart that both countries are working closely to maintain unity within the European Union and Nato.
European Union member states are likely to overcome their differences on a new round of sanctions on Russia, a Polish deputy foreign minister has said.
Poland has proposed amendments to the sixth package of EU sanctions against Russia that would make them tougher, PAP has been told by an EU source.