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    Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo stated that the European Union should be reformed to meet the needs of the Europeans, but not the continent's elites, to increase the role of national parliaments and return the EU institutions back to their responsibilities described in EU documents.

    KRYNICA-ZDROJ (Poland) (Sputnik) — Poland wants to take responsibility for the future of the European Union and is ready to show the bloc how it can reform itself, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said Tuesday.

    "From the very beginning, we have pointed at challenges in the European Union, which we should not sweep under the carpet, but should look for their settlement… We want to take responsibility for the future of the European Union," Szydlo said speaking at the international economic forum in the Polish town of Krynica-Zdroj.

    Szydlo added that she considered that the European Union should be reformed to meet the needs of the Europeans, but not the continent's elites, to increase the role of national parliaments and return the EU institutions back to their responsibilities described in EU documents.

    "Maybe it is necessary to start speaking about the change of the treaties, Poland is not afraid to speak about it… We want not only to take responsibility, but also to show the way we do it," Szydlo stressed.

    On July 7, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that his country was ready to participate in reforming the 28-nation bloc, as well as NATO.

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