“At the invitation of the US Congress, I will take part in a hearing on the state of democracy in Poland and Central Europe,” announced the Mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, on social media. The meeting is scheduled for December 2.
“2.12, at the invitation of the US Congress, I will take part in a hearing on the state of democracy in Poland and Central Europe. This is not the first time that American congressmen discuss the situation in Poland, but the first time that president @warszawa is invited to such a conversation” – Trzaskowski wrote on Twitter. And he added that he was aware of the responsibility that rests with him, therefore, before the hearing, he intends to meet the experts “to work out a position that will be a common and objective voice of many circles regarding the condition of Polish democracy”.
Congressmen interested in the condition of democracy
According to Onet, the politician was invited to a meeting of the Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives for Europe, Energy, Environment and Cybernetics. Trzaskowski’s speech is to be devoted to “the assessment of the condition of democracy and the state of the rule of law as well as the protection of human rights in Central and Eastern Europe”.
“The planned discussion is to cover the issues of the rule of law, freedom of speech and the situation of the judiciary in Poland. Congressmen are also interested in the construction of Nord Stream 2 and the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border,” wrote Onet. Trzaskowski’s speech will be combined with questions about the situation in our part of Europe.
In addition to the president of the capital, the authorities of Budapest, Prague and Bratislava, i.e. the creators of the Pact of Free Cities, are also to be heard.
tvnwarszawa.pl, PAP, Onet.pl
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