Warsaw organizes a meeting for EU member states haven't been invited to Berlin's foreign ministers meeting

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Warsaw organizes Monday's meeting for 21 European Union member countries that haven't been invited to the Berlin's foreign ministers meeting by the six founding states - confirmed PAP Polish news agency citing government spokesman Rafal Bochenek.

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski currently holding consultations about the meeting where the foreign ministers will discuss the prospects of the EU at the light of the result of the British referendum.

We must create a European Union of sovereign states said the Polish government spokesman, adding that the United Kingdom's example shows that Europeans want exactly this. All Member States should be treated as partners because no country can decide on the fate of others.

The head of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) Party Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on Friday that a positive response would be to the British referendum to reform the EU and draft a new European treaty.

Polish news agency quoted German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier's statement according to which for the time beeing EU's foreign ministers meet separately in small groups.

"You can meet in a variety of formats" said the Polish spokesman, adding that Polish officials found more appropriate to organize a meeting for those countries that haven’t been invited to the Berlin’s meeting.

In view of the short deadline, it is not expected that all invited foreign ministers attend the meeting said the spokesman.

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In the meantime, the six foreign ministers in Berlin issued a joint communique on Saturday emphasizing that "not every EU member country wants the same commitment to a more integrated Europe", therefore, it is necessary to find a way to manage this situation. They said they take seriously the issue of dissatisfaction with the functioning of the EU in certain segments of society and they do their best to rectify the situation making the EU a better place for all citizens.” But, the most important task in the current situation is to preserve the unity of the European Union.

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The V-4 countries and Germany's foreign ministers will meet in Prague on Monday said Lubomír Zaorálek Czech foreign minister.

I invited all Visegrad countries' foreign ministers, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmaier to a Monday working meeting to discuss the post-Brexit situation, the future structure of the European Union and preparations for the upcoming EU summit said the Czech foreign minister on Sunday.

(MTI -