- May 30, 2012
Latvia/ the chief of the Parliament hopes that Polish and Lithuanian problems will be solved.
On Wednesday Solvita Aboltina the chairman of the Latvian Parliament voiced hope that Poland and Lithuania which are Latvia strategical partners will solve problems in their bilateral relations. Ewa Kopacz the President of the Sejm gave thanks for taking care of Poles in Latvia.
Ewa Kopacz and other government delegation members are for two days official visit in Riga.
During Aboltina and Kopacz common press release Aboltina pointed out that “Polish minority in Latvia is very active now”. She also drew attention to the fact that both Latvian government and parliament take the view that “education should be continued in Polish language”.
When asked about the situation of Poles in Latvia in the context of Polish minority problems in Lithuania Aboltina said that Latvian authorities “are strongly affected by Polish-Lithuania relations”. “I think that Poland and Lithuania will find a common solution which will be satisfying both for Latvia and other States of the region.
As Aboltina pointed out both Poland and Lithuania are strategic Latvia partners.
Kopacz gave thanks for taking care of Poles in Latvia. She also said that during the stay in Latvia she is going to pay children studying in Polish school a visit. She reminded that there are 1300 Polish children in Latvia who attend 5 Polish schools and a kindergarten.
The chief of the Latvian Parliament pointed out that Poland is considered by Latvia as one of the region leaders. “That is why we should co-operate in issues such as European and mutual security”-said Aboltina.
As she said both Poland and Latvia share the same opinion about Cohesion Fund, Common Agricultural Policy and EU budget for 2014-2020.
Kopacz also said that both countries are aiming to ensure “the same level of cohesion fund and the same level as in other European countries of additional payments for Polish and Latvian farmers.
“It is our determination and consequence which will decide about the new financial perspective in UE and I am glad that our opinions are the same”-said the President of the Sejm.
Tłumaczenie Dorota Szewczyk-Madejewska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Dorota Szewczyk-Madejewska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.