Soon on TVN24 the “Facts” debate entitled Poland in the European Union. The guests of Piotr Marciniak will be politicians, local government officials and experts who will analyze, among other things, whether it is possible to suspend payments of EU funds and comment on the recent statements of politicians from the ruling camp about the future of Poland in the European Union.
Poland’s accession to the European Union was the beginning of a civilization leap. However, after 17 years of European integration, politicians from the ruling camp speak of the need to fight the “Brussels occupier” and seek “drastic solutions” – recalling the relationship with the EU – Brexit. Can a dispute with the European Commission over the rule of law lead to suspension of payments of EU funds? Can a conflict over the value system lead to a polexit?
The debate on TVN24 will be led by Piotr Marciniak.
In the first part of the debate, the guests will be: PiS MEP Kosma Złotowski, Deputy Speaker of the Senate Gabriela Morawska-Stanecka from the Left, Paweł Kowal, MP from the Civic Coalition, and Piotr Zgorzelski, deputy speaker of the Sejm from the PSL-Polish Coalition.
Then Piotr Marciniak will talk to a political scientist, director of the Center for European Studies in Oxford, Professor Jan Zielonka.
The third part of the discussion about Poland in the European Union will be discussed by: Dr. Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, former Polish ambassador to Moscow, as well as a representative of a think-tank related to the Poland 2050 – Strategies 2050 movement; the president of Ciechanów associated with PSL Krzysztof Kosiński; Marek Grela, diplomat, the first Polish ambassador to the European Union, and also former deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; professor Waldemar Paruch, political scientist from UMCS, former head of the government’s Center for Strategic Analyzes.
In the last part of the debate, experts will talk: Dr. Anna Materska-Sosnowska, a political scientist from the University of Warsaw, Professor Andrzej Rychard, a sociologist from the Polish Academy of Sciences, Professor Paweł Śpiewak, a sociologist from the University of Warsaw, and Professor Aleksander Bobko, a philosopher from the University of Rzeszów and a former PiS senator.
Main photo source: PAP / Tomasz Gzell