Polish PM sees hard work in EU presidency

11:20, January 01, 2011      

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Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Friday that the country should brace itself for hard work when it assumes the presidency of the European Union in the second half of 2011.

Speaking at a news conference here, Tusk said that taking up the EU presidency would not be a festival but hard work.

As part of preparations for Poland's presidency, Tusk recently met with the prime minister of Hungary, the country that is taking over the EU's rotating presidency as of January 1, 2011.

Tusk said he would have two meetings at the European Parliament at which he would speak about the main tasks during Poland's presidency of the EU.

"I do not conceal that Europe has surprisingly great expectations as to Poland's presidency of the EU. In this unstable time hopes are pinned to Poland that its presidency will be efficient. That is why the presidency will require hard and tedious work," the prime minister stressed.

Source: Xinhua
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