The migration crisis, the situation in Belarus and measures against the Covid-19 epidemic dominated Thursday talks in Brussels between EC head Ursula von der Leyen and the prime ministers of Visegrad Group (V4) countries Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
The regional Visegrad Group (V4) has a clear vision about the migration issue and will stick to its own principles, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said after a meeting of V4 leaders with European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday after a meeting of V4 representatives with EC President Ursula von der Leyen that "we have presented our proposal of an aid plan for Belarus," and added "it has been received very well at this stage."
The Polish Ministry of Climate has stated that it was uneasy about the European Commission's proposal, announced on Wednesday, to increase the emission reduction target by 2030 to "at least 55 percent," without its presenting any measures to implement this.
European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen said in Brussels on Wednesday there is no room in the EU for 'LGBT-free zones,' following a Monday debate at the European Parliament (EP) on the existence of such zones in Poland.
Poland wants to see freedom and democracy in Belarus and promises the support of the whole EU, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday in Katowice, southern Poland. The situation in Belarus will be the subject of a Wednesday online EU summit.
The initiative of Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki for a European Council sitting on Belarus ended in success, said Deputy Foreign Minister Paweł Jabłoński, while the head of the PM's Office, Michał Dworczyk said the EU could not be passive on the issue.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz on Monday held talks with EU officials on the recent developments in Belarus around Sunday's presidential elections in the country, a source close to the EU has told PAP.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has appealed to the heads of the European Commission and the European Council to convene an extraordinary summit regarding Belarus, the government spokesman announced on Monday morning.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday that on Tuesday he had sent a letter to EU leaders and EC President Ursula von der Leyen appealing for greater EU expenditures of 10 pct on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the 2021-2027 EU budget.