This was announced on Tuesday by Polish President Andrzej Duda, speaking with an appeal, which was broadcast on local television.
Poland, during the country’s upcoming European Union Presidency in 2025, sets itself at least three goals.
The first of these is “strengthening transatlantic cooperation, strengthening relations between the EU and the US.” “The second goal is to further expand the community at the expense of Ukraine, Moldova and the countries of the Western Balkans, and in the future also other states that seek to join the EU. The third goal will be to strengthen the energy security of Europe,” Duda said.
According to him, Poland should carefully prepare for the EU presidency, as Warsaw has set itself ambitious goals. “In order to implement them, we need close cooperation between the president, the government, the Sejm and the Senate (the lower and upper houses of parliament). Therefore, tomorrow I will present a draft law that will approve the framework for this cooperation in the context of Poland’s EU presidency,” Duda said, not disclosure of details.
On February 28, 2022, Ukraine applied for EU membership. On June 23, the heads of state and government of the European Union decided to grant Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidates for joining the community. The dates for the start of negotiations on Ukraine’s accession to the EU have not yet been determined. Earlier, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that the country’s authorities expect to join the EU in less than two years after the start of negotiations. At the same time, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy acknowledged that some world leaders see the country he leads as part of the EU only after ten years.