Polish-Swedish talks on EU, regional security
PR dla Zagranicy
The future of the EU without Britain and security in the Baltic region were among key topics discussed at a Polish-Swedish Forum in Warsaw involving parliamentarians from both countries.
Urban Ahlin and Marek Kuchciński. Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell
The Speaker of the Polish lower house, Marek Kuchciński, argued during discussions on Tuesday that the European Union needed to be reformed.
"The actions of the European Union -- I have in mind the foreign policy of the European Union too -- should be subject to direct approval by the member states,” Kuchciński said.
“That’s why I think there is a need to strengthen the role of national parliaments, of the member states in... relation to the European Parliament, the European Commission and other EU institutions," he added.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the Swedish parliament, Urban Ahlin, said Stockholm, like Warsaw, supports Ukraine’s EU aspirations.
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday flew to Stockholm on an official three-day visit to Sweden. (pk)