Walesa calls for Polish-German Unity
September 25, 2013
The Nobel Peace Prize winner, legendary founder of Solidarity union and former Polish president Lech Walesa said that it is necessary to expand economic structures and create one state from Poland and Germany in Europe, despite the difficult wartime history between the two countries, as the world needed new ways of organizing itself.
He added that institutions such as the United Nations, NATO and the Council of Europe were “ideas from a past era” and that the world is “badly organized.”
Walesa made the remarks in an interview for Russia’s Itar-Tass news agency in connection with the planned meeting of Nobel Prize-winners to be held in Warsaw in October.
Walesa said that globalization required forming of new programs and structures adding that as he travels around the world he tries to encourage discussion of new global order.
“We have gone so far in our technical advancements that we are no longer located in our own countries,” he said. There is a broadening of geographical structures, while the economy and democracy should also be altered.”
„Right now we are held back by obstacles of different kinds, like various kinds of disparities, different systems, but gradually everything will align and states will become like Lego blocks,” Walesa said.