Reports of Brussels blocking not only billions in EU Recovery Funds for Poland but also the structural and cohesion funds show that the European Commission is hell-bent on pressuring Poland into conceding its power to a European superstate, said MEP Bogdan Rzońca from Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party during an interview with news portal DoRzeczy.pl.
According to him, all states opposed to a federalized Europe ruled from Brussels are set to receive “special treatment.” Rzońca defines this “special treatment” as being a form of discrimination. In order to punish Poland, the European Commission is breaching its powers and imposing on Poland sanctions far greater than those being imposed on Russia by the EU.
As Remix News reported, the EU is reportedly considering cutting nearly all funding to Poland, amounting to approximately €110 billion, which would mark the most dramatic escalation in the war between Brussels and conservative Central European governments. Currently, Hungary is also facing billions in cuts if it does not implement changes around corruption and so-called rule of law issues.
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Poland’s ruling party MEP feels that, along with Poland having a new minister in the government to deal with the EU, Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk, the government needs to consider using its right of veto with regard to tax proposals the EU is set to consider.
Any fresh money for the European Commission would have to be approved by the member states, and Poland could veto those proposals.
Rzońca also attacked Poland’s opposition politicians for favoring sanctions against their own country. He said this was hypocritical given that these resources are needed by the local governments the opposition parties themselves often control.