We, the Presidents of the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Estonia, Ukraine, the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Lithuania, meet today in Warsaw to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the adoption of the May 3rd Constitution. The adoption in 1791 of this important act regulating the legal system of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was of historical importance, as it was the first modern basic law adopted on our continent and the second in the world.
This declaration is another milestone in building a geopolitical project known as the Three Seas Initiative. The recent events with the Russian hybrid war open the eyes of not only the countries that used to be part of the former Polish Republic, but many others, such as the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and other Three Seas countries, where Russian intelligence remains extremely active, destabilizing political systems, which in turn is supposed to lead to weakening the role of NATO and maintaining a constant threat on the eastern flank. Therefore, all those who care for the good of the Republic of Poland must "trumpet" in global languages about these threats. This narrative must go to President Biden's administration.
The policy of pushing the United States out of Europe is a constant agenda of Moscow and its Western European apologists. Forcing the USA out of Europe would be the greatest threat to the Republic of Poland and the Three Seas Initiative countries. In order to build the Three Seas Initiative, we must become economically, politically and militarily strong ourselves. Poles must focus on connecting potentials (about which we wrote about in Kuryer Polski in Milwaukee).
In this matter, it is important, first, to unblock the debate on the Polish diaspora with 20 million people. It is about a vision of how to link a country with a population of 40 million on the Vistula River with a diaspora of 20 million. Such a vision was presented by Dr. Jacek Bartosiak in a simulated speech in which the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland announces the program entitled "Right to return". The program is to encourage millions of Poles living abroad to return to Poland. The development of Poland can be largely accomplished in cooperation with thousands of Polish scientists working at Western universities. "People and their talents are the country's greatest treasure," says Bartosiak in his simulated speech.
New quality is needed to create a new vision for the Republic of Poland and the Three Seas countries. We must definitely raise the position of Polish universities and support them with those who excel at Western universities. Over the years, I have witnessed many émigré professors bouncing off the bureaucratic machine that entwined the [Polish] Republic.
Similar mechanisms apply to business, media, the development of Polish medicine and technology. Poland is facing an imminent alternative: either to continue to be a post-colonial assembly plant for German French products, or to strike out for full sovereignty in the rapidly declining post-Yalta world order.
Then we have to focus on technological, scientific, business and mental development, which can only be achieved by returning and cooperating with the 20 million diaspora. However, we must take effective measures that in the near future may result in a real speech by the Prime Minister or the President of Wawel to the Polish diaspora, calling them to return.