16 September 2011, Dublin: Following his appearance in front of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on EU Affairs, Polish Ambassador Marcin Nawrot, yesterday briefed European Movement Ireland members on the priorities of the Polish Presidency of the European Council. Outlining the main tasks of the Polish Presidency, Ambassador Nawrot emphasised Poland’s focus on leading the European Union on a path to faster economic growth and enhanced political community. He called for wide solidarity and common resolve among member states in order to overcome the current difficult economic climate.
Ambassador Nawrot elaborated on the social, economic and foreign-policy priorities of the Polish Presidency, emphasising the need for Europe-wide solidarity that looks to the South as much as to the East in terms of growth and development. While acknowledging the need for a Common Agricultural Policy, Ambassador Nawrot suggested that it is a policy that warrants further inspection and reform. He confirmed that Poland will bring new energy and a new style to the Presidency.
Commenting on Ambassador Nawrot’s presentation on Poland’s priorities for the Presidency, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland, Noelle O Connell said: “European Movement Ireland welcomes the energy, drive and ambition that has characterised the Polish Presidency of the European Council. Ambassador Nawrot has highlighted Poland’s solid work programme and clearly identifiable objectives and priorities of promoting European integration as a source of growth which will be crucial given the challenges facing Europe currently.”