Today and tomorrow, Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu Siim Kallas participates in the meeting of the Chairs of the European Union Affairs Committees of the parliaments of the Baltic States and Poland in Warsaw.
“As close neighbours of Ukraine, we in the Baltic States and Poland are well aware of the consequences Russia’s aggression. More than 37,000 Ukrainian war refugees have arrived in Estonia, and that number is even greater in Lithuania and Poland,” Kallas said. “At this meeting, we can discuss together how to continue supporting Ukraine and the Ukrainians, how to overcome the challenges caused by the crisis and which positions we should defend together in the European Union.”
The meeting of the Chairs of the European Union Affairs Committees of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland will focus on the objectives and challenges of the European Union in the face of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. The impacts of the war on economy, migration and humanitarian situation will also be discussed.
Minister for European Affairs of Poland Konrad Szymański will also take part in the discussion on urgent EU issues. The migration problems and humanitarian challenges caused by the war will also be discussed with Government Plenipotentiary for war refugees from Ukraine, Secretary of State Paweł Szefernaker.