Danko & Kuchcinski: Slovaks and Poles Need Protection after Brexit

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Slovak Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) and Polish Sejm Marshal Marek Kuchcinski at Poprad Tatry Airport. (Photo by TASR)

Tatranska Lomnica, November 6 (TASR) – The Slovak and Polish Parliaments want to cooperate in protecting the rights of people from the two countries that will remain in Britain even after Brexit, said Slovak Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) and Polish Sejm Marshal Marek Kuchcinski following talks in the High Tatra mountains on Monday.

“I can state that a very friendly relationship emerged between us, helping to develop a common course of action for Poles and Slovaks in areas such as tourism, legislation and the protection of people vis-a-vis the EU,” said Danko.

As for Brexit, Danko noted that the situation concerns hundreds of thousands of people from Poland and Slovakia, so it’s “necessary to think about their legal protection”.

“The social sphere is the most sensitive one. We’ve handed over too many powers in the area to the EU, and we’re now debating more integration. It’s really appropriate to think about the protection of the rights of our people who have spent the best years of their lives in [other] EU countries and countries that leave the EU,” said Danko.

“Both Poland and Slovakia are able to take care of their citizens, but we need to know what powers will be assumed by the EU concerning the protection of interests of people who will remain in Britain,” said Danko.

Meanwhile, Kuchcinski noted that closer cooperation and communication between the Slovak and Polish Parliaments are necessary.

“Positive results can be expected only when a certain pressure is created on the EU to agree to being more open to strengthening