June 30 Hungary with the EU presidency ended handed over to Poland, the ceremony taking place on Friday in Warsaw in the presence of Hungarian and Polish prime ministers, Viktor Orban, and Donald Tusk.
On this occasion, the head of Polish government in the capital received the European Council President Herman van Rompuy and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.
Poland takes the reins of the European Union for six months promise to be hectic because of the endless debt crisis that threatens the euro area, and with it the whole project of European integration.
“The most important today is to restore confidence in Europe, a common language and restore faith in European politics,” said Tusk in an article published Friday by the daily Gazeta Wyborcza.
As EU Presidency, Poland will, among other things, responsible for facilitating meetings of EU finance ministers, and the background of Greek debt crisis.
Warsaw is also committed to make significant efforts to further enlargement of the Union and closer cooperation with neighbors to ensure more stability to the region.
Another major objective is to strengthen energy security, food and military Europe.
Poland is the fourth former communist country to take the rotating presidency of the EU after the Czech Republic in 2009, Slovenia in 2008 and Hungary in the past six months.