Monday, October 2, 2023

Poland presented its position on key issues before the EU summit in Grenada

Niezalezna(.)pl: On Monday in Brussels, Poland presented its position on the draft declaration for the summit in Granada, Spain, which will be held on October 6. 

Poland wants the document to include, among other things: provisions regarding the instrumentalization of migration and references to the conclusions of previous EU summits on unanimity and voluntariness regarding migration. 

Warsaw also wants to add provisions regarding the challenges facing the Common Agricultural Policy and the situation of European farmers.

The position was presented at the meeting of ambassadors of member states to the EU on Monday by the Permanent Representative of Poland to the EU, Andrzej Sadoś.

According to journalists, the Polish diplomat also pointed out the need to add to the draft summit declaration provisions on the role of cooperation with NATO, a socially just climate transformation and fiscal rules taking into account defense spending.

On the issue of migration, Poland wants a clear indication that we are dealing with a "hybrid attack". In Warsaw's opinion, the text should also indicate that the EU's response to migration challenges should be immediate, and member states cannot be left alone and without appropriate support.

The Polish ambassador also referred to the conclusions of the European Council of December 2016, June 2018 and June 2019, which talked about the voluntary nature of migration solutions and the need for unanimity in the process of their adoption.

According to Poland, references to the green transformation are too general, and the provisions should also address the need to address high energy prices and increase the EU's competitiveness.

Warsaw also wants the conclusions on EU's enlargement to include provisions that the existing legal framework is sufficient to increase the number of EU members, and the process itself should not depend on amending EU treaties as a precondition.