Donald Tusk is in Brussels, where, among other things, he is applying for EU funds for Poland. Former Polish ambassador to Germany and Sweden and former Polish ambassador to the EU Marek Truth in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 said that the good reception of the Polish Prime Minister is an expression of hope that Poland returns to the group of countries that want to build and not destroy.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Prime Minister Donald Tusk arrived in Brussels, where he will take part in the EU-Western Balkans summit and in the meeting of the European Council. On Friday, the head of government will meet with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
Marek Truth, former ambassador of Poland in Germany and Sweden and former Polish ambassador to the EU admitted in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 that Donald Tusk was very warmly welcomed in Brussels.
– Donald Tusk was treated in the European Union as a very important producer of connective tissue – he said. – This good reception is an expression of hope that we will return to this – he added.
The former ambassador expressed hope that “the suitcases with poison will be emptied and Tusk will travel with oxygen, that we will be able to build and connect, because this is how Polish sovereignty is created.” – If we want to strive for sovereignty, we cannot be in a coalition of destruction, but in a coalition of building – he explained.
Truth: good will is decisive
Prime Minister Donald Tusk, when asked whether he would “bring back” an advance payment from the National Reconstruction Plan from his visit to Brussels, said that it was 90 percent possible that this process would be accelerated so much that he would be able to say on Friday: “we have it.”
Marek Truth emphasized that obtaining EU funds is not easy, but “good will is decisive.” – I know that informal talks have been going on for some time on how to create new bases for cooperation and meeting the requirements set by the EU – he added.
The former ambassador stipulated that there would be no reduced tariff when it comes to the so-called great milestones that need to be completed. – But they can be completed in different ways – he pointed out.
When asked who was taking part in the informal talks, he said it was very easy to guess, but did not indicate specific names.
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