WARSAW, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- EU should better respond to citizens'needs and more effectively react to the tasks it faces, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said following a meeting with with her Irish counterpart Enda Kenny here on Thursday.
During a press conference, Szyldo said that Britain's decision to leave the EU is a clear signal that the EU needs to be reformed.
She added that both Poland and Ireland shared the view that voices of national states and parliaments should be reflected in the EU's decision making process to a greater extent.
Kenny underlined the fact that the Britain's decision will be a huge challenge to Ireland due to their complex relations.
"We determined that the negative effects brought by Brexit to economies and citizens must be minimalized ... we hope for constructive negotiations which will be an impulse for closer Irish-Polish cooperation," Kenny said, adding that both the leaders hoped the 27 EU countries to speak in one voice while protecting four freedoms, including the freedom of travelling.
Szydlo declared that for Poland and Ireland, the common market is among the most important achievements of European integration.
She also thanked Ireland for receiving thousands of Polish people, stressing that they contribute to the development of Ireland. Enditem