Former Polish Presidents Lech Wałęsa, Aleksander Kwaśniewski and Bronisław Komorowski have appealed to the government in Warsaw in a joint letter for a responsible European policy.The letter was issued just a few days before the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome establishing the European Economic Community (TEEC). “We are deeply concerned about the confrontational and eurosceptic policy of the Polish government,” the presidents write.
As the presidents write, the Treaty of Rome and the underlying idea of integration have brought Europe 60 years of peace, prosperity and development.
The European Union is a community of values and a positive vision of the future in which the peoples of Europe cooperate and unite while respecting their traditions, diversity, faith and morals, we read further on.
The Presidents recall that millions of Poles cast their vote in the European referendum in 2003 to become part of that vision.
In spite of its success, on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the EU faces many political, economic and social challenges, and an important stage of change in the European Union will take place at the Rome European Council. Our country’s constructive and authoritative voice must be there.
They stress that they are deeply concerned by the “confrontational and eurosceptic policy of the Polish government.”
Its consequence may be the international marginalisation of Poland and the exclusion from the group of states deciding the future of European integration. Poles in their strong majority want a strong, friendly Poland in a united Europe. Therefore, given the scale of global challenges and threats that we can solve only in the European community, we appeal to the Polish government and all political forces for a responsible European policy, write Wałęsa, Kwaśniewski and Komorowski.
You can read the whole letter of the presidents in Polish here.