President Barroso's visit to Warsaw
A busy day for President Barroso in Warsaw: a General Assembly with men and women of science and culture on the New Narrative for Europe, a debate with citizens and bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Donald Tusk and President Bronisław Komorowski.
The visit to Warsaw is an opportunity for President Barroso to reach out to citizens and to the world of culture and science.
President Barroso said: "Only a self-confident and open Europe can be able to rise up to the challenges of today's globalised world.
As everything in life, globalisation comes with its dark and light sides. Only by working together European institutions, Member States and civil society, we will be able to reduce its risks and contain its threats while maximising its great opportunities.
I believe Europe has all of what it takes to succeed and move forward in this world, with pride but without arrogance, deserving the trust and support of citizens and especially of young people. "
A meeting with the Polish Prime Minister Tusk focused on the Banking Union and, in particular, on the Single Resolution Mechanism proposal adopted yesterday by the European Commission.
The main issue discussed by President Barroso with President Komorowski was the relations of the EU with its Eastern neighbours.