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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

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  • 6 October 2017

    On 5th October, the Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK) in Hammersmith, London held consultations between representatives of the UK government and members of the Polish diaspora as part of the new initiative Community Connect: Poles in UK.

    It was an opportunity to share views about Brexit, the situation of EU citizens in Great Britain, as well as hate crimes.

     

    Sir Alan Duncan, minister of state for Europe and the Americas in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Baroness Anelay of St Johns, minister of State for Exiting the European Union were among speakers, who addressed the Poles gathered. Both emphasised that Polish people are an important part of the British society and that their stay in the UK after Brexit is desirable.

     

    Other speeches touched on the topics that are important to the Polish community. Paul Giannasi, the cross-government national hate crime co-ordinator, talked about actions taken against violence towards people of other nationalities. Chris Jones, from the Department for Exiting the European Union, outlined the key issues surrounding the situation of EU citizens in the United Kingdom during and after Brexit.  

     

    There were also workshops aimed at integrating the Polish community and creating community leaders, during which Poles and people of other nationalities, shared their experiences in these areas.

     

    Piotr Kobza, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the United Kingdom was present at the event, sharing opening remarks. Joanna Młudzińska, vice-chair of POSK, moderated the day.

     

    There are another two events planned for this year outside of London: one in the Midlands and one in Scotland.

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