I am at least disgusted, because we all saw that Prime Minister Viktor Orban came to the European Council summit to blackmail the entire European Union – said the Minister for European Union Affairs, Adam Szłapka, in “Fakty po Faktach”, commenting on Mateusz Morawiecki’s meeting with the Prime Minister of Hungary in Brussels. He added that he “knows what convinced” Orban to change his mind on support for Ukraine. – Orban was convinced by the very clear and unambiguous position of all other leaders, he said.
Minister for European Union Affairs Adam Szłapkaleader of Nowoczesna and member of the Civic Coalition, in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24, talked about Thursday’s extraordinary summit of the European Union, during which all countries – including those that had previously expressed objections Hungary – agreed to a new aid package for Ukraine.
As Szłapka said on TVN24, “Prime Minister Morawiecki was not at the summit, he was somewhere in Brussels.” Referring to the former prime minister’s meeting with the Hungarian head of government, he said: – I am disgusted to say the least, because we all saw that Prime Minister Orban absolutely came to the European Council summit to blackmail the entire European Union and all its members.
– We know perfectly well that it was about our security and whether Ukraine would survive the war Russiawhether it will not survive the war with Russia and whether the threat of the front will approach the Polish borders or not – he added.
Note that the PiS MP Marcin Przydacz he suggested earlier in “Fakty po Faktach” that maybe it was Prime Minister Morawiecki who convinced Orban to change his position, Szłapka replied: – I was at the European Council, unlike Mr. Przydacz and unlike Prime Minister Morawiecki. And I know what convinced Prime Minister Orban. Prime Minister Orban was convinced by the very clear and unambiguous position of all other leaders of 26 European countries, he said.
In his opinion, “Prime Minister Orban saw a wall in which there is no gap.” – And he realized right at that summit that he would be left alone with Hungary, and the money for Ukraine (…) would be found anyway. And he was simply afraid of it – added the minister, emphasizing that “the role of Prime Minister Tusk was very important.”
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