‘We will change Europe’ – Polish PM Morawiecki tells Italian media he and Italian PM Meloni will return to Europe to a union of homelands

According to Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki, the European Union needs to return to the idea of a Europe of nations in order to be stronger and deal with the Russian threat

editor: Grzegorz Adamczyk
author: La Stampa
Italian PM Giorgia Meloni, together with Czech PM Petr Fiala and Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki during talks before European summit in Brussels. (source: Twitter@PremierRP)

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that “he and Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni will change Europe.”

In an interview for the Italian newspaper La Stampa, Morawiecki explained that Europe and power should return to stronger nation states.

“We do not believe in a superstate of 27 EU member states. We want a return of a union of homelands,” underlined the Polish prime minister.

Morawiecki pointed out that Europe has to choose between an authentic solidarity of equal states, or a model of a single superstate in which “decisions will be made in a couple of the largest capitals, disregarding other countries.”

Referring to Russian aggression in Ukraine, Morawiecki pointed out that the Ukraine war will end only with the defeat of Vladimir Putin.

“We have warned that Russia’s colonial ambitions are a threat to eastern European countries and the entire EU,” said Morawiecki, adding that Europe must do everything to aid Ukraine, as the fall of Kyiv would open the way for Russia to conquer Europe.

“Together with [Italian] Prime Minister Meloni, we stand to defend Ukraine. We realistically assess the threat posed by the Russian Federation,” the Polish leader added.

According to Morawiecki, some European nations are more acutely aware of the Russian threat due to their past experiences.

“That is why we all think about armaments and protecting against the threat from the East,” he explained

Meloni often refers to policies pursued by Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) government, using them as a model and an example. She often mentions that European conservative parties need to cooperate, previously saying: “We will transform ideas into a government policy, just as our friends from the Czech and Polish republics have done.”

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