2023 will go down in the history of Poland as a time of breakthrough, it was you who surprised the world last year – Prime Minister Donald Tusk addressed to citizens in his New Year’s address. – We all dream of normality, harmony and certainty of tomorrow. This is the task for the coming year. We will put things back on track, he assured. He added that “our homeland will be reborn as a modern, strong state.”
In his New Year’s message, Tusk said that the year ending 2023 “will be remembered in the history of Poland as a time of breakthrough.”
– I want to thank you very much for this year. It was difficult, full of great emotions, disputes, but also civic awakening and the triumph of democracy. We managed to break the election turnout record. The passing months have taught us that the impossible becomes possible. And today, on public television, as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, I can repeat to you the vow I made during the Million Hearts March – we will win, it has already happened. We will settle evil, it is already happening. We will right the wrongs, we are already starting to do that, and most importantly, we will reconcile – he assured.
He added that “reconciliation will probably be the most difficult task,” but he believes that this time “the impossible will become possible.” – I believe that Poles will be reborn as one community, as a great, strong nation. And I won’t rest until it happens.
Tusk: it was you who surprised the world in 2023
Tusk also said that ‘Poland is a country of miracles and wonderful people.’ – If only you could hear all the compliments and admiration for Poles and their wisdom that I heard from state leaders and global authorities. I had the pleasure of listening to it while receiving congratulations, but this great recognition is for each and every one of you. It was you who surprised the world in 2023. Thanks to you, hope came from Poland for all people who wanted freedom. We can be proud and I thank you very much for that, Tusk continued.
– We all dream of normality, harmony and certainty of tomorrow. This is the task for the coming year. We will put things back on track. We will trust science and experts and common sense again. We will rebuild our position and importance in international politics. We will replace quarrels with allies with a tough but friendly conversation about our interests and looking for what we have in common, he emphasized.
Tusk: in these dangerous times, Poland will no longer be alone
The Prime Minister also assured that “in these dangerous times, Poland will no longer be alone.” – And that they are dangerous was confirmed yesterday, when our airspace was violated. That is why it is so important today to tell the truth and only the truth. We will restore words to their true meaning, and patriotism will never again be a cover for dishonesty or simple theft, he continued.
– We will talk to each other honestly and with respect. I guarantee you that. Our homeland will be reborn as a modern, strong state. Your country. A state working for each and every one of you. Because it belongs to you and only you, said the head of government.
– Tomorrow, let’s have fun and forget about everyday worries, even for a moment, and from Monday, Tuesday, actually most of you from Wednesday, let’s all get to work together, so that next year we will recognize that 2024 was for all of us, for Poland , a happy and safe year. A year of prosperity and reconciliation. It’s time for a happy Poland. This is what I sincerely wish for all of us, he said at the end Donald Tusk.
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