We showed maximum goodwill, but our concessions achieved nothing. There was an agreement – kept by us, but broken by them (EU). It’s time to draw conclusions,” announces the leader of the ruling Law and Justice (United Right) Jaroslaw Kaczyński in an interview with Michał Karnowski in “Sieci” weekly.
Ruling party’s leader among other things comments on Poland’s relations with Brussels.
The interview includes questions about the schedule of meetings with voters, the election campaign and judicial reform, among others. Michal Karnowski asks the president how we should respond to the fact that the European Commission and its tribunals are trying to oversee our justice system.
– We need to return to this topic, we need to make this effort, because everyone can probably already see that the purpose of these interventions was not to protect the European rule of law, but to dismantle the rule of law in Poland. Of course, it’s a matter of agreement with the President, because we would be in a completely different situation today, the matter would be over if it weren’t for the July 2017 veto. The tenders with the Union would probably have been afterwards, too, but from completely different positions. Judges need to be reminded of a basic thing: they are obliged to obey Polish laws, and the only place to assess their constitutionality is the Constitutional Court,” explains Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
The Law and Justice Chairman also refers to foreign policy. In his opinion, our country is in a complicated geopolitical situation.
– We do not fit into the German-Russian plans to rule Europe. An independent, subjective, stong economically as well as socially and militarily Poland is an obstacle for them. From a historical perspective, this is nothing new. What’s new is that the world is at a moment of transition. Russia is trying to rebuild an empire, although it has no basis for doing so.