Four major pursuits ahead of us: PM to ruling party

Poland is focusing on four major pursuits: the economy, values, remembrance and “the soul of the community,” Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki said at a ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party post-Christmas meeting in Rzeszów, south-east Poland.

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The PM told members and followers of the party, who gathered at the Philharmonic in Rzeszów, that victory in the general election in autumn has to be continued with triumph in the presidential election, and the successes of PiS and Poland were not possible without the contribution of President Andrzej Duda.

He stressed that the party has set major targets for this term. “There are four major pursuits ahead of us,” the PM said.

The first pursuit is economic. The aim is to strive for a “better, more fair economy.” The PM said he believes the digital and ecological revolution will aid the development of the economy.

The second challenge for the government concerns values, such as family, rule of law and faith. “The values are a foundation, on which the next floors can be constructed,” Mr Morawiecki said.

“The third pursuit concerns remembrance, which is important to maintain an upward trajectory in the future,” the PM emphasised. He said that “whether we will be blamed for being associates to criminals or treated as descendants of the heroes from the deadly WWII,” he stressed that Poland will “fight for the truth.”

The fourth challenge laid out by the Prime Minister regards “the soul of the Polish community.” “The spirit of the Polish nation was tragically shattered during WWII,” the PM explained, adding that he intended to build a community of purposes, fighting for identity, tradition and modernity.

Mr Morawiecki also said that only victory for Andrzej Duda in the presidential election would guarantee that the forthcoming years would be as good as the recent ones.

After the event, PM Morawiecki traditionally broke a Christmas wafer with participants of the meeting.