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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

"It is necessary to build European enthusiasm"

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We will inevitably have to face growing reluctance towards the EU in its present shape and further European integration, President Bronislaw Komorowski warned Wednesday opening the new school year in the European College in Natolin by Warsaw.

 

Bronislaw Komorowski said there should be a common will to uphold Europe's present social and economic model. In this context the president spoke of the need to raise the competitiveness of European economies and the security of EU financial markets, and reform the continent's labour market to make it friendlier for younger generations.

 

As especially important B. Komorowski named the maintenance of Europe's economic leverage against other economic centres worldwide.

 

"Rivalry and competition are a normal thing in the world, we shouldn't fall into complacency because the EU is the world's wealthiest region", president Komorowski admonished.

 

According to Komorowski demography was among the EU's biggest weaknesses. In this connection the president noted the demise of "theories claiming that the less people there are the faster wealth will grow".

 

Komorowski also spoke out strongly for continuing European integration, although he regretted that a "two-speed Europe" was "slowly becoming a fact".

 

"This is a fact Poland decidedly never wanted", Bronisław Komorowski remarked.

 

Speaking about the EU's Eastern Partnership project, Komorowski noted that Poland was very intent on the continuation of the project. The president added that the planned signature of an EU Association Agreement with Ukraine and launching of association talks with other eastern countries "could prove to be a historic success for us all".

 

Komorowski stressed that growth and security were among the fundaments of European integration. Noting that today's Europe was united, the president nonetheless admitted that Europeans were not wholly content with it.

 

"We will inevitably have to face a growing front of reluctance towards the EU in its present shape and further European integration. (...) We must show a determined will to withstand political efforts aimed at weakening European integration". (...) Europe is the effect of a constant compromise between the interests, needs and possibilities of many countries (...). Therefore, it is necessary to build an optimistic view of European integration, to build European enthusiasm", president Komorowski declared. (PAP)

 

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