Government presents report on Poland's 10 years in EU
April 30, 2014
Radoslaw Sikorski and Donald Tusk
Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski presented a report published on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Poland's EU accession during a joint press conference.
The report presented Poland's achievements during the decade in the EU and described EU membership as a big political success.
"Poland's European Union accession was one of the most important events in Polish history," Tusk said presenting a Foreign Ministry report on Poland's ten years in the EU.
"This has been a return to Western civilization. We have made mistakes, but the overall result of ten years in the EU is unquestionably positive," the prime minister said.
Minister Sikorski said that thanks to EU membership Poland had learned to exert a political influence on the rest of Europe.
"Poland and the Polish people have taken very good advantage of the opportunity we were given by history and by the decisions of our predecessors," Sikorski said.
Poland pays much less into EU coffers than it receives, the foreign minister said. "For every zloty we pay into the EU budget, we receive three," he said.