The Warsaw Declaration of the employers’ organizations from Poland, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine was adopted during the “Consultative Meeting of the Eastern Partnership” organized on Friday, December 16, by Employers of the Republic of Poland.
The main theses of the declaration cover the deepening the integration between the associations operating in the European Union with countries of the Eastern Partnership as well as the development of common relations and strengthening mutual trust.
According to the participants of the meeting, the integration of the European Union and the countries covered by the Partnership should be carried out as soon as possible; it should also be as strong as possible.
- Together we can do more, and because a macroeconomic situation is difficult, all the more we should combine our efforts and organizational and intellectual potentials - said Andrzej Malinowski, the President of the Employers of the Republic of Poland. In his opinion, today, despite some loud appeals, there would be the other way round, in the European Union are growing provincialisms. – We as business people know well, however, that nothing links so much as mutually beneficial interests. Therefore, we must make every effort to ensure that the Eastern Partnership - as opposed to several former “flagship" programs of the European Union - was a real success - President Malinowski emphasized.
Mr Henri Malosse, the President of the group of employers in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) added that the partnership was of strategic importance for the European Union. - In today's reality there is no other choice.
Divided Europe will not provide its citizens with a worthy standard of living, because it will not be able to compete with such major economic centres as rapidly developing Asia and South America. We will achieve success only if we join forces. Besides, the European Union needs new markets, investment. Where is it supposed to find them if not in the East? - asked rhetorically Malosse.
Employers of the Republic of Poland have become the ambassador of the entrepreneurs from the countries covered by the Partnership in their relations with international associations.
The organization will also share its experience regarding the use of the EU assistance with entrepreneurs from the East.
Eastern Partnership project, within the European Neighbourhood Policy of the European Union, specifying the dimension of the east policy, was initiated by the Sweden supported activities of Polish diplomacy and launched in Prague in 2009.