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May 16, 2021

PM Grindeanu, Polish ambassador Wilczek talk about bilateral relations, European funds and Brexit

Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu had a meeting with Polish Ambassador in Bucharest, Marcin Bartlomiej Wilczek, Thursday at Victoria Palace, and they discussed about bilateral relations, the implications of the UK exiting the European Union, but also about European funds, specifies a press release issued by the Executive.

According to the source, the two officials appreciated the “very good” evolution of bilateral economic relations, the ongoing political dialogue, and the continuous support of projects carried out as part of the Strategic Partnership between the two countries.

“The implications of the UK exiting the EU were also discussed, having been highlighted the importance of protecting the fundamental freedoms of the internal market (free movement of persons, goods, services and capital),” the release says.

The prime minister stressed that one of the Government’s priorities is increasing the absorption degree of EU funds and the Polish diplomat expressed his readiness to share his country’s experience in this area. As indicated by the source, EU funds have in Poland a major contribution to the development of the country and the alleviation of the economic crisis.

“Poland is one of the most important trading partners in Central and Eastern Europe. Except for the 2009 crisis year, the evolution of Romanian-Polish trade exchanges have had a steady growth, in the period 2007-2015 their total volume increasing over 3.5 times. (…) According to National Trade Register (ONRC) statistics, in Romania, more than 850 Polish companies are registered, with a direct capital investment of nearly half a billion euro,” reveals the Executive.

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