“The ECJ does not make legislation in Poland. This is not a legal matter, but a political one. If Poland were a humble calf, which did what Brussels told her to, then no one would be interested in our judiciary reform,” Zybertowicz, an aide to President Andrzej Duda, argued in an interview for TVN 24.
The advisor explained that Poland is trying to adjust its position in the EU to the scale of its market. “Poland is actively seeking to become a partner within the EU. Some have decided that such a thing cannot be allowed.”
“I think we have friends in all of the formations which are worried by the cultural trends in the EU.”
Poland is actively seeking to become a partner within the EU. Some have decided that such a thing cannot be allowed
Zybertowicz also gave the example of the Polish opposition’s recent gains in the municipal elections as proof of Poland being a healthy democracy: “The success [of the opposition] in many cities should give Poland’s critics abroad food for thought. Democracy is working, the elections weren’t rigged.”
Situation in Warsaw
He also argued that it is good that Polish politicians are able to admit to their mistakes. He recalled the ongoing situation in Warsaw concerning rebates when transforming leasehold properties into freehold ones. “Today it seems, that Rafał Trzaskowski came to his senses and retreated.”
Zybertowicz argued that Law and Justice’s Chairman Jarosław Kaczyński’s speech at PiS’ convention on Saturday was key to changing Trzaskowski’s mind. “If Jarosław Kaczyński hadn’t pointed that out during Saturday’s convention, then Warsaw’s citizens wouldn’t have had this.”