European Commission spokesman Eric Mamer commented on Monday the Prime Minister’s words about the “Third World War” in an interview with the Financial Times. – The European Union is a peace project and we have been successfully implementing it for 68 years. There is no question of war rhetoric, he said. Earlier, the prime minister was translated by government spokesman Piotr Mueller and the head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Michał Dworczyk.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in an interview with the Financial Times, he accused the European Commission of making demands on Poland, “putting a gun to the head”. “What will happen if the European Commission starts the third world war? If they start it, we will defend our rights with every weapon at our disposal,” said the head of government.
EC spokesman: there is no way there is any war rhetoric
Eric Mamer, spokesman of the European Commission, was asked to comment on this statement. – We are not referring to media interviews – he said.
He added that “the European Union is a peace project and it has been successfully implemented for 68 years”. – There is no way there is any rhetoric of war between member states and institutions – said the spokesman.
Government spokesman: This is hyperbole, don’t take it literally
The government spokesman, Piotr Mueller, also referred to Morawiecki’s words. – This is a typical situation when using a hyperbola. This is a procedure that is used in a variety of situations and should not be taken literally, he said.
In his opinion, “to make these words believe that we are in danger of any war is an abuse.” – This is a hyperbole, a rhetorical procedure – used in interviews, in literature. I would not draw such conclusions as the opposition is trying to draw – he added.
Mueller argued that the prime minister’s statement “is not fueling the conflict”. – We currently have not the easiest relations with the Union, but they are still within the community, the family. Of course, some EU institutions abuse their competences, to put it bluntly: they exceed these competences – he assessed. – We are saying that if we want to live in a peaceful way in the European family, we must follow common rules. And some EU institutions do not comply with these rules – emphasized the government spokesman.
Dworczyk: Poland is treated unfairly. You have to talk about it with hard words
The head of the Prime Minister’s office, Michał Dworczyk, emphasized that “only people who have bad will can literally perceive such statements”. – Often when we talk about tensions or tensions in the family, we say that it is like the third world war or that the matter was put on the edge of a knife – he added.
– The reality is that we are dealing with a very acute conflict. Poland is treated very unfairly by some EU officials for political reasons. Prime Minister Morawiecki says it directly. You have to talk about it simply, with hard words. Reaching out with a message about the truth is extremely important – assessed Dworczyk.
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