(13 March 2018) – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have confirmed that they are against imposing EU sanctions on Poland for alleged breaches to the rule of law.
“We would be against any punishments imposed on Poland; in this regard, all three Baltic countries think similarly,” Prime Minister of Latvia Maris Kuczinskis revealed at a joint press conference with his Polish, Lithuanian and Estonian counterparts on Friday (9 March).
Kuczinskis also expressed his satisfaction that on the eve of the Friday meeting in Vilnius another round of talks between Poland and the European Commission took place. In his view, the Polish authorities should continue to negotiate with the EU executive.
Lithuania’s Saulius Skvernelis said that “one must encourage dialogue and seek a compromise solution”, adding that “we understand Poland, we understand its goals related to the reform of the justice system”. (EurActiv)