Radosław Sikorski, MEP of the Civic Platform, commenting in “Kropka nad i” on TVN24 the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal and the attitude of the ruling camp towards the European community, stated that PiS president Jarosław Kaczyński “mentally is already outside the European Union”. “Besides, I don’t know if he was ever in it,” he added.
On Sunday, many Polish cities and towns took place pro-EU manifestations. They were a reaction to the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal which found that some provisions of EU law were inconsistent with the Polish constitution. Main Warsaw demonstration convened by Donald Tusk, leader of the Civic Platform.
Sikorski: it was Kaczyński who translated the lever
The situation after the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal was commented on in “Kropka nad i” on TVN24 by the former head of Polish diplomacy, and currently a member of the Civic Platform, Radosław Sikorski. He used a sports metaphor to illustrate the current situation in the country.
– It is as if our national team went to the World Cup and said “you have your rules here, but our Polish Football Association has adopted our patriotic, Polish rules of football and we are allowed to use our hand in the penalty area”. They have a choice – either to convince us that there are common rules or the game is impossible – he said. Sikorski was asked what the consequences could be of the EU’s judgment after the Constitutional Tribunal. – From my talks in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, it appears that the European Commission was inclined rather to some compromise, (…) it was going towards a compromise and it was Kaczyński who postponed the wajcha and made this provocative move – he said, referring to Thursday’s decision of the Constitutional Tribunal . Asked whether in his opinion the Court issued this judgment under political pressure, he replied: – I think that Mrs. Julia Przyłębska is as independent from Jarosław Kaczyński as Mr. Marek Suski.
Sikorski: Kaczyński mentally is outside the European Union
The MEP said that the entire milieu of the ruling camp adopted the narrative of Minister Zbigniew Ziobro and his Solidarity Poland party towards relations with the EU. – I have the impression that the entire PiS is as skeptical as Ziobro – he said.
– As they say “why do we need this EU money, we will do without it, or as Kaczyński says to the village,” listen, do not worry about polexit, if you need to, we will give you even more “, it means that he mentally is already outside the EU European. Besides, I do not know if it has ever been in it – added the TVN24 guest.
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