- February 27, 2017
Polish Discussion Club: Is it possible to make a reset in relations with Poland?
The new Lithuanian government declared that it intends to make a reset in Polish-Lithuanian relations. Is this going to be a major breakthrough in relations between Vilnius and Warsaw? – on Thursday, 2 March, a debate will be held in Polish Discussion Club, with the participation of Tomas Tomilinas and Andrius Kubilius.
“It seems evident that better Polish-Lithuanian relations are beneficial to all Lithuanian citizens, including Lithuanian Poles. Good relations with Poland means new investments, new jobs and implementation of strategic projects. Unfortunately, we have the opportunity to make a reset between two countries once again, but so far with no result. Despite a few unsuccessful attempts, we want to believe that we will move forward with this matter” – said Grzegorz Miłoszewicz for zw.lt.
“Is a desire to improve relations with Poland sincere, as declared by politicians from both the ruling coalition and the opposition? Is the critical mass of optimistic politicians large enough now to resolve the issues that Poles have been struggling for years? Perhaps now we will be able to stop striving to enhance our cooperation? Each of us can actively contribute to the discussion, share their thoughts and propositions, and thus effectively influence decisions taken by politicians, ensuring that they know our situation and take account of it, as we encourage them to do so” – stressed Miłoszewicz.
The debate will be attended by Tomas Tomilinas, vicechairman of the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union and deputy in the Parliament Committee on Social Affairs and Labour, and Andrius Kubilius, vicechairman of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats and leader of the Parliamentary Group of 3 May.
The meeting (in Lithuanian language) will be held on 2 March, Thursday, at 6 pm in the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius, Naugarduko 76, room No. 305.
Translated by Grzegorz Gaura within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.