Polish PM in Madrid to attend COP25 summit

The Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki travelled to Madrid to attend the COP25 summit, the 25th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

On Monday morning, the Polish PM will participate in a meeting of the European leaders and an hour-and-half later in the ceremony for the official opening of the summit.

COP25 was also attended by Michał Kurtyka, the Polish Climate Minister, who presided over the COP24 conference, which was held last year in Katowice, southern Poland. He officially handed over the presidency to Chile.

Mr Kurtyka told Polish public radio that Poland’s presidency focused on the issue of fair climate transformation, which is based on “the transformation towards renewable energy sources and sustainable development with respect towards citizens and states’ economies.”

Around 25,000 people are expected to participate in the summit. It will be attended by representatives of government, international organisations, NGOs, science and business.

Prime Ministers attend match

The Polish PM arrived in the Spanish capital on Sunday. Before the summit, he attended a football match between Atlético Madrid and FC Barcelona with his Spanish counterpart Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón. The team from Catalonia won the match 1:0 after a goal by Lionel Messi.

Polish PM set up a poll on Facebook, asking his followers who would win the match. Then, he posted some photos from the Wanda Metropolitano stadium.

Poland and Spain will meet on June 20, next year, at UEFA Euro 2020. On Saturday, the groups were drawn. Group E consists of Poland, Spain, Sweden and the winner of “B” play-offs line, which will be between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ireland, Northern Ireland or Slovakia.