Kozlovska took part in a Bundestag debate titled “Human rights are in danger – the disassembly of the rule of law in Poland and Hungary”. She had been previously deported from Brussels due to her being entered into the Schengen Information System (SIS) with an alert by Polish authorities. Onet.pl reported that she had been granted a German visa instead.
According to Krzysztof Szczerski, the Chief of the Cabinet of the President, President Andrzej Duda explained to president Frank-Walter Steinmeier that such endeavors do not help build Polish-German relations. “To stigmatize the Polish government in a parliament of a foreign nation just because they are realizing their election program is, in the President’s opinion against European values,” he said. Szczerski also said that Steinmeier promised to look into the issue.
To stigmatize the Polish government in a parliament of a foreign nation just because they are realizing their election program is, in the President’s opinion against European values
Polskie Radio journalist Karol Darmoros broke the news on twitter:
“NEWS: President Andrzej Duda spoke with German President Steinmeier in Latvia about the hearing in the Bundestag concerning the situation in Poland and Hungary, as well as about the people participating in the hearing – minister Krzysztof Szczerski told us.”
Kozlovska, who is a Ukrainian and the head of the Open Dialog Foundation, had been deported from the EU on August 14th. She had been put onto the list of people to be removed from the Schengen Area via an alert in the Schengen Information System (SIS) by Polish authorities.
Kozlovska had been put on that list due to a negative opinion released by Polish special services (ABW) concerning her status as a long-term EU resident. This decision was explained by the ABW by their “serious doubts concerning the financing of the Open Dialog Foundation.”