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Poland Says Coming Election Will Change EU Political Trajectory

Mateusz Morawiecki
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Elections are coming for the EU Parliament and the Central European nation of Poland wants the world to know things are going to change, for the better in their mind. The force driving this coming change is the growing popularity of populist movements on The Continent.

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“Brussels and the European Commission need to be very receptive to what is going on in different countries . . . The voice of different countries, and in particular central European countries, will need to be heard much more clearly,” Mr Morawiecki said in an interview with the Financial Times. “The EU as an institution needs reform . . . and when I speak to prime ministers from other countries, most of them agree that a serious revamp of procedures and institutions is needed, but everyone is waiting for the European elections.”

Morawiecki said Italy, Austria, and even France are showing polling leads for populist leaders. He also linked the movement to what is happening in France to President Macron.

“When I look at what is happening in France, I wouldn’t say that France has an issue with the rule of law, but can you imagine if those brutal interventions would happen against demonstrators in Poland how loud the voices would be in Brussels, in Berlin or . . . maybe even Paris?” 

Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic have clashed with Brussels over unlimited migration which is damaging Europe’s safety and culture, as well as judicial reforms.

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