President in parliament: We must not rest on laurels


Poland scored a great success in the 25 years since the Solidarity election victory of 1989 but we must not rest on laurels and must accelerate reforms, said President Bronislaw Komorowski in his message to the National Assembly on Wednesday. 

The National Assembly met on the 25th anniversary of the first partly free elections that marked the beginning of the end of communist rule in Poland. The elections „were decisive for the success of Poland’s road to freedom,” said the president. Solidarity won, l’ancien regime was defeated. The nation so decided in voting, not by revolution.

 „We changed not only Poland but also our part of the world. Poland gave the impulse for changes in the region. We can proudly say that in our part of Europe and in the past 25 years 'Freedom was made in Poland’,” Bronislaw Komorowski declared.

 Together with nations of East-Central Europe we overthrew the communist system in 1989 and then took the road to NATO and the EU. „Sovereign Poland has built partner-like and good-neighbourly relations with almost all its neighbours. In the past 25 years we made giant progress in Polish-German and Polish-Ukrainian reconciliation,” the president noted.

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