Poland PM Donald Tusk Pro-EU vision: The goals include boosting relationships with European Union and pledging to bring back rules of law. This was the subject of a long-running dispute with Brussels.
His promises to women have been more accessibility to abortion options that are legal even though there are ideological differences within his coalition.
He also vowed support for Ukraine as well as to be a solid US and Nato allies.
His remarks came just as his country’s European Court of Human Rights decided that Poland was infringing on the rights of gay couples by refusing them acceptance and security.
Five gay Polish couples filed the case when registry offices refused to provide them with wedding ceremonies due to the fact that Poland’s constitution says it is the union between a man woman.
In a speech before the lawmakers ahead of the vote of confidence for the government he is proposing, Tusk declared that an isolated Poland is the biggest threat to the security of the country.
“I do not think I have to convince anyone about how important the strength of our alliances is, and how crucial the strength of Poland is, and how well it is regarded throughout the world and within Europe,” he said.
“That Poland will regain the role of being the leader of the European Union.”
Mr Tusk who is the past president of European Council, said his first trip abroad will be to Brussels in which he will attempt to deblocate more than EUR35 billion (PS30.1bn; $37.8bn) in EU recovery funds that have been held because of Brussels worries about the rules of law.
The European Commission has taken legal actions against Poland’s previous left-wing Law and Justice (PiS)-led government for introducing reforms that weakened the independence of the judiciary.
The second time he will travel in Tallinn to meet with leaders from Estonia’s Baltic as well as Nordic states.
He noted that there are a variety of views within the coalition, that spans from agrarian conservatives all the way to the left, on how much liberalisation should be done to the nearly complete ban on abortion.
He also stated that the government would ensure that women can have access to legal abortion.
The president said that his government would attempt to mobilize the West to fight the effects of war and continue to aid Ukraine. However, assistance for Ukraine won’t be at the expense of Polish farmers and entrepreneurs He added.
Mr Tusk declared that uncontrolled migration an issue, but he said the possibility to devise a policy that would protect Poland’s borders as well as treat immigrants with respect.
The PiS government was accused of approving protests against migrants. Dozens of people have perished trying to get into Poland from Belarus according to NGOs.
If Tusk is able to win the confidence vote that should be a formality, given the coalition’s majority and the new government will be officially sworn in by the president Andrzej Duda, on the Wednesday.
However, the day was marred by a controversy where far-right politician Grzegorz Braun put out candles recently on a menorah at the parliament to celebrate the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah with an extinguisher for fire.
Mr. Braun was kicked out of the premises, and the matter was referred to the Prosecutor’s office. Parliament officials have cut half the amount of his pay and suspended his allowance for MPs for a period of six weeks.
Mr. Tusk said the incident was unacceptable and disgraceful.
Mr. Braun is an active member of the tiny Confederation party that is well-known for his extreme opinions. Confederation is represented by 18 members and is not a part of the government in coalition.