On Saturday in the exclusive interview to RIA Novosti Polish ex-premier professor Jerzy Buzek who took part in the 13th international economic forum in Krynica (south of Poland) stated that Russia had to actively participate in discussions of the future of Europe.
The major subject of the forum was "Expansion of the European Union: the first or the last step of integration?" Buzek stated that "Russia by all means had to be present at such forums and conferences." In the opinion of the Polish ex-premier, Russia was part of Europe and Europe could not do without that part.
Buzek opines that "having overcome problems and complexes left from previous years they would like to treat each other on a normal basis. We got too many things in common. And hence, very many questions to be jointly resolved in future." The Russian delegation in Krynica was the second largest (about 110 people). It comprises Russian deputy minister of economic development and trade Roald Piskoppel, Russian ambassador to Poland Nikolai Afanasyevsky, Russian scientists and economists as well as delegations from 7 Russian regions.
Overall, more than 1,300 people from 35 countries participate in the work of the international economic forum. Polish, English and Russian are the working languages of the Krynica forum.