Polish parliamentary Speaker on trip to Berlin
PR dla Zagranicy
The Speaker of the lower house of the Polish parliament is set to discuss strengthening the role of national parliaments in the EU during a trip to Berlin on Thursday.
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Speaker Marek Kuchciński is also expected to discuss prospects for expanding cooperation between parliamentarians from Poland and Germany, Poland’s niezalezna.pl website reported.
Polish parliament officials said that, during his trip to Berlin, Kuchciński would also visit the "Topography of Terror" museum, which documents the workings of the Nazi German apparatus of terror.
Part of the museum’s permanent exhibition focuses on crimes committed by the Germans in occupied Poland during World War II.
The centre was established in 2010 on the very spot where the headquarters of the Gestapo Nazi secret police and of the notorious paramilitary SS were once located.
During his Berlin trip, Kuchciński is also expected to meet members of the Polish community in Germany, niezalezna.pl said.
Collaboration between the Polish and German parliaments includes joint work by their Speakers and deputy Speakers, and by committees and “friendship groups,” niezalezna.pl noted, citing officials from the Polish parliament.