Solidarity Poland MEP Patryk Jaki has responded to inflammatory remarks made by Spanish MEP Esteban Gonzales Pons this week, who claimed that the European Union “will try to help the Polish people to change the government which is not being good for the country.”
In an interview with Polish news outlet, wPolityce.pl, Jaki highlighted the fact that Pons belonged to the European People’s Party of which Donald Tusk is president, claiming that “Tusk and Pons are playing together.”
“Their goal is clear and does not concern the rule of law but removing the Right from power in Poland. Please note, that the Polish government is accused of breaking rule of law because we changed the judge selection system to the same one that is present in… Spain,” Jaki said.
“And now Mr. Pons, who is a Spaniard, accuses us of violating the rule of law in Poland,” he added, pointing out the hypocrisy in Pons’ criticism of Poland.
“I think it is not without significance that Mr. Ponsa is associated with the same party with which the judge of the CJEU Rosario Silve de Lapuerta is associated, which single-handedly ordered the immediate closure of the Turów mine,” Jaki added.
The Polish MEP underlined that the context for the whole situation was much broader, given that Poland was on the frontline of a hybrid war and could be on an actual front if Russia manages to invade Ukraine.
“Once more it might turn out that we will be defending all of Europe. Meanwhile Poland is being illegally stripped of funds and its democratically chosen government is under attack. Perhaps this is because Russia is expecting this situation and in the case of Germany, I would not exclude all the different hypothesis that have been appearing,” he said.