Tusk to intervene in case of Lazio fans arrested in Warsaw
December 6, 2013
Enrico Letta and Donald Tusk
Polish PM Donald Tusk will ask the public prosecutor general and the minister of justice to see to it that legal procedures applied against 22 Italian soccer fans awaiting trials in Warsaw after excesses on Nov. 28 be "as painless as admissible" under the Polish law.
Tusk spoke at a joint press conference with Italian PM Enrico Letta which followed the third Polish-Italian intergovernmental talks in Warsaw on Thursday.
The fans of Lazio were arrested before their team's match against Legia Warszawa.
The Italian PM asked Tusk to accelerate the application of the rules as much as possible. "I have asked Tusk to do everything to respond to the great concern of the Italian public," Letta said.
The main topics discussed by Tusk and Letta during intergovernmental consultations included economic cooperation, energy, EXPO 2015 exhibition in Milan, and the approaching Italian presidency of the EU (second half of 2014).
The prime ministers were in agreement that the state of Polish-Italian relations was very good.