Beata Szydło speaking in Kęty on the future of EuropeMay 17, 2019
Deputy Prime Minister Beata Szydło, when meeting with the inhabitants of Kęty, called for voters to participate in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament and vote for PiS’ candidates. She stressed that Poles need representatives in the EU who will represent Polish interests.
"Poles are very responsive to membership of the European Union, being very happy to be members. It is time for this enthusiasm for the Community to be translated into a vote - that we should participate and vote in the elections. In the past in Poland, the voting turnout in EU elections has not been the highest, but now comes an important moment, because the coming years will be decisive in the EU. We have to be represented in large numbers. There should be a strong show of support for the EU from Poland, but also those who represent us would have a strong mandate to do so. It will then be easier to fight for Polish interests," said Beata Szydło.
Szydło stressed that the coming years will be decisive in seeing if the EU can cope with the subsequent crises that have weakened it for many years.
Szydło underlined "the European Union must be ‘as one’ to be stronger. We need to return to values that built the EU, values that are very often displaced, overlooked or even rejected. A Europe of Christian tradition, equality, justice, and respect for others, which is home to all Europeans, regardless of their beliefs. You have to go back to these basics.