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  • 3 April 2015

    The need to strengthen the strategic partnership between Poland and Romania and its benefits for Europe were the main topic of the debate held on April 2 at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), organized in cooperation with the European Institute of Romania and Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Bucharest.

    Students, journalists, diplomats and academics (over 80 people) listened with great interest about the prospects for further development of Polish-Romanian relations, participating actively in the debate. Panelists, including Ambassador Marek Szczygieł and Presidential Advisor Leonard Orban stressed the convergence of interests of Poland and Romania, which led to establishing the bilateral strategic partnership back in 2009. Currently, in the context of the most serious security crisis after the end of the Cold War, occurring at the borders of the EU as a result of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, the partnership of two key states located at the Eastern flank of NATO and the EU gains additional importance. It was emphasized that both countries have been active supporters and promoters of a stronger and more coherent EU and a strong North Atlantic Alliance, effectively performing its tasks defined in the Treaty. Speakers stressed the fact that the Polish-Romanian cooperation is multilayered and goes beyond the realm of politics and security, covering a wide range of European issues, such as the future of Economic and Monetary Union, energy security, climate policy and neighborhood policy, as well as the area of culture. As it was emphasized by Ambassador Szczygieł, one of the most tangible effects are rapidly growing trade and investments - Poland has become the sixth largest trading partner of Romania, with the exchange amounting to more than 4 billion euro. Further efforts will be required to promote our common interests at the European and international level – added the director of the department for cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania Daniel Brandusa Bazavan.

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