Polish PM rallies his diplomats ‘to oppose EU diktat’

By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki addressed Poland’s ambassadors at their annual meeting and appealed to them to do more to explain Poland’s stance to its European partners.

He talked about the challenges facing Poland in the EU caused by the attempts to centralize decision-making inside the community.

“We have to oppose this all we can,” he said. 

Morawiecki encouraged his ambassadors to be particularly active in attempting to persuade countries that agree with Poland but fear repercussions inside the EU.

He warned that “what is currently still a soft form of diktat could turn into a hard form of diktat from two major countries over other states,” in what appeared to be a clear reference to the might of France and Germany over EU affairs.

He argued that the Treaty of Lisbon had already weakened most member states, but that the power of veto remained and gave the smaller states a chance to affect EU decision-making. 

The Polish prime minister told the ambassadors that due to the war in Ukraine, Poland had become a focal point of support for other countries from the region — not only post-communist ones but also those who realize the threat Russia poses. This is political capital, which he urged Polish diplomats “to use at every possible moment.”

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