Berlin has put forward a proposal for Germany to take part in the work of the Three Seas Initiative as a partner country. Poland has supported the idea.
If the remaining Three Seas countries also support this proposal, then it is possible that a German representative will take part in the September summit in Bucharest as a guest. They would do so alongside the representatives of the US and the President of the European Commission.
Krzysztof Szczerski, the Chief of the Cabinet of the President told the Polish Press Agency (PAP) that “the Three Seas Initiative is seen positively by more outside parties. This proves its growing importance in European and euroatlantic politics.”
If an important country like Germany supports the idea, then the Initiative is right and has a chance at solidifying its role in international politics
Szczerski also reminded that ever since the establishment of the Initiative, Andrzej Duda had aimed for it to become an “important mechanism of cooperation of countries for harmonious development and safety of Europe.”
“If an important country like Germany supports the idea, then the Initiative is right and has a chance at solidifying its role in international politics,” says Szczerski.
The Three Seas Initiative is an international economic initiative between 12 countries in the region between the Baltic, Black and Adriatic seas. The first summit was held in 2016 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. It was initiated by presidents of Poland and Croatia: Andrzej Duda and Kolinda Grabar–Kitarovic.
The next summit will be held in Bucharest between September 17th and 18th.