Poland, Germany, France set joint priorities for EU security policy

The foreign ministers of the Weimar Triangle – Poland, Germany and France, who met in the southern Polish city of Wroclaw on Friday – signed a joint letter to EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, calling for the need to further strengthen the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).

Grzegorz Schetyna, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Laurent Fabius primarily discussed the challenges in Eastern Europe, the situation in Ukraine, tje position on Russia, the EU’s Southern Neighborhood – the situation in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Tunisia – and the fight against international terrorism.

“We’re living in turbulent times for Europe’s south and east. Meetings like this one today help us be better prepared to face such challenges,” Schetyna said at a joint press conference with his French and German counterparts.

“It [CSDP] should be the core of the EU’s foreign policy. The single voice of France, Germany and Poland on this matter is an important signal in Europe, especially considering the current political situation in the EU’s neighborhood,” Schetyna also said.

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(Photo: M. Jasiulewicz/Polish Foreign Ministry)