We have a situation in which Russian troops gather at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border, and the rulers meet with fascist, pro-mutinist organizations, said Katarzyna Lubnauer, vice-president of the Civic Coalition Club in “Faktach po Faktach”, commenting on the Saturday summit of the leaders of the European right in Warsaw. – We do not dream of a Europe of nationalisms, but a Europe of nation states – argued PiS MEP Karol Karski. He added that in his opinion “we are dealing with a normal, democratic dialogue”.
On Saturday it took place in Warsaw meeting of the leaders of European conservative and right-wing parties under the name of Warsaw Summit. The summit was attended, among others, by PiS president Jarosław Kaczyński, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, as well as Fidesz chairman Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, president of the Spanish Vox Santiago Abascal and head of the French National Union Marine Le Pen. Politicians discussed, inter alia, on cooperation and the future of the European Union, including institutional reforms. Jarosław Kaczyński was the initiator of the talks.
Karski: we do not dream of a Europe of nationalisms, but a Europe of nation states
– These are groups that are not so much on the war path with the authorities of the European Union, but groups that are not currently represented in these authorities. We are dealing with a normal, democratic dialogue – argued PiS MEP Karol Karski in “Fakty po Faktach”.
In his opinion, Marine Le Pen “has less ties with Vladimir Putin than pro-mutinist politicians such as Angela Merkel or Donald Tusk.” – Angela Merkel has just funded the European Union Nord Stream 2, a German-Russian investment that harms the energy interests of the European Union. At the moment, we are dealing with the seizure of power (in Germany – ed.) By the government of a coalition in which there are Social Democrats, including the former Social Democratic Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who earns money in the Gazprom corporate system. In 2019, the Russian media proclaimed Donald Tusk as “our man in Warsaw,” said Karski.
The PiS MP expressed the opinion that the politicians invited to Warsaw were representatives of parties who “gained enormous support in their countries, they are now the dominant opposition forces in their countries, or, like Viktor Orban, who run the state.” – We do not dream of a Europe of nationalisms, but a Europe of nation states. A Europe that is not built in such a way that European institutions exceed their competences, where one of the Member States, i.e. Germany, imposes its will on others, “task” EU institutions so that they act towards subjugating the Member States, argued Karski.
Lubnauer: organizing a rally of Putin’s friends in the current situation in Poland is like a national treason
According to Katarzyna Lubnauer from the Civic Coalition, “organizing a rally of Putin’s friends in the current situation in Poland is like a national treason.” – You have to be aware that Marine Le Pen has always been a politician who works on the internal fragmentation of the European Union. Nowadays, even nationalists should support the EU, because only Poland’s presence in the EU gives us security, argued the KO MP.
She admitted that Nord Stream 2 is a threat from the point of view of energy security. – It was a business activity that has always been criticized in Poland. This investment was criticized regardless of who ruled Poland. There is no doubt here that the failure to block it is a failure of successive governments, she admitted.
As she said, “at the moment we have a situation in which Russian troops gather at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border” and at the same time “the rulers meet with fascist and pro-Putin organizations as if they had the most in common with them.”
– Also Viktor Orban, the only state leader at this rally, conducts a policy very strongly based on cooperation with Russia and China – she pointed out. – We can safely say that what has happened in Warsaw today is an action that is not in the interest of Poland – she added.
The Vice-President of the KO noted that “it is inappropriate to welcome Marine Le Pen as head of state”. – We are talking about a politician who does not belong to the ruling party and does not perform any important functions in her country. Cooperation with those on the margins of the European Union does not work in the interest of Poland, whose interest is a strong and united Union, emphasized Lubnauer.
Main photo source: PAP / Marcin Obara