We have to recognize that an economy freed of unneeded regulations is more effective. You have to take a machete and cut, cut, cut. Determination is needed, because there is a regulation fetish. It comes from a naive belief that for every social and economic problem there is a law or a regulation. Often people who have influence over legislation in Poland do not understand that every new law and regulation is a quiet attack on freedom and on the ability of the country to develop.
I strongly believe in the Euro-Atlantic alliance. I think all efforts on the part of the European Union to distance itself from the United States are dangerous. We have very carefully thought over the sense of extending the Polish mission in Iraq, because we have stayed longer than we promised. I hope our decision is completely understood and that is not seen as a distancing from the United States or an effort to correct Polish –American relations. There is never an easy time for such a decision, but we are hoping that it in no way affects our relations and on the readiness of Poland to support the mission in Afghanistan.
My dream is that Poland should be a safe country and that we should turn our geographical position into an asset and not a curse. Poland can develop positive relations among countries in central and eastern Europe and we have a good opportunity to do this, for example in regard to Ukraine. We must support the enlargement of the European Union and the enlargement of the region where western standards begin to operate.