Deputy Prime Minister Beata Szydło celebrates Flag DayMay 2, 2019
The Deputy Head of the government participated in the family picnic "#European Lesser Poland" in Krakow.
"It is extremely moving when you are standing here on Błonia in Krakow, before me I see a sea of white and red flags, and in the distance the Tadeusz Kosciuszko mound, covered with a white and red flag" said Szydło, adding "this is Poland: white and red, proud, joyous".
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the 2nd May is a day that connects all Poles. She also remembered Polish ex-pats who are celebrating the Day of Polonia and Poles Abroad.
During the picnic, the Deputy Prime Minister referred to the 15th anniversary of Poland's accession to the EU. "Poland is a member of the European Union. We are proud of that. We are happy that Poland could join the EU, it is a dream come true for many generations of Poles. We want the EU to develop and to be safe, so that like Poland, it would guarantee a safe, peaceful, and dignified life for its citizens, for all Europeans."
According to Deputy Prime Minister Szydło, future Polish representation in the European Parliament should understand that the EU, "if it is to be equal for every European, must treat each of us equally seriously, and must concentrate on these matters more". She pointed out that in the European Parliament people are needed who on one hand have experience, and on the other understand that it is necessary to fight for the affairs of Poland and Poles, as all other EU members fight for their respective matters.
While celebrating Flag Day, Deputy Prime Minister Beata Szydło also met with the inhabitants of Skawina.