- May 29, 2015
Bogdan Borusewicz: For the sake of stability and unity of region it is important to solve Polish-Lithuanian problems
For the sake of stability and unity of region it is important to solve the problems of mutual cooperation, said Bogdan Borusewicz, the Speaker of the Polish Senate, during Parliamentary Assembly of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine, held in Vilnius.
“The stability of region depends on our cooperation, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine. Let’s try to alleviate and solve problems which are the problems of mutual collaboration. This of course, is not the main topic of our meeting, however let’s try to resolve these issues because our integration in region means also our position and our strenght.The more we understand each other, we can support each other more and we will count more” – said Borusewicz.
One of the problems that besmirch our Polish-Lithuanian relations is original spelling of the surnames. Few variants of law elbow their way in Parliament.
Speaking of Ukraine, the Speaker of the Polish Senate pointed out that situation is important for everyone, but implementation of reforms is also expected from Ukraine itself.
“We will discuss about the situation in Ukraine and possible support, but let’s not forget that the greater responsibility lies with Ukraine itself. We are planning to support you, but you must also take a step in such areas as judicial reforms, prosecutor’s offices, fighting corruption” – added Borusewicz.
Speaker at the Seimas and host of the assembly, Loreta Graužinienė, pointed out that during the first assembly, the will to develop “good relations of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine based on common historical past, cultural identity and European values” has been expressed.
Translated by Adam Adamowicz within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.