Radoslaw Sikorski: Poland believes that the European integration is the best response to challenges we face in a rapidly changing, multi-polar world

Radek Sikorski (source Sejm)

“Poland believes that the European integration is the best response to challenges we face in a rapidly changing, multi-polar world. We don’t want the European Union to become a “super-state”, but we do want it to be more effective. We support building a more federal Union, which is able to play in global fields of competition as one of the strongest players. At the same time, we want a more democratic union. I am sure that a Union, which is able to take its fair share of responsibility for global affairs, is compatible with interests of the United States.”

“Poland is committed to uphold and further Europe’s alliance with the United States. Indeed, when it comes to security, we regard America as a European country. We advocate a permanent and active American presence in Europe be it political, military and economic. We see such presence as compatible with the advancement of European integration.”

Poland – Address by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Radoslaw Sikorski, San Francisco, August 5, 2009, World Affairs Council of Northern California

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