Thursday, November 25, 2021

"We will not give in to blackmail" Poland will not pay EU fines

 Prime Minister Morawiecki met on Wednesday morning with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron. One of the topics of the talks was the migration crisis on the EU's eastern border. The head of the Polish government presented to the French president the Polish point of view on the issue of security in the European Union.

The other subject of the conversation concerned the penalty that the CJEU imposed on Poland for not liquidating the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court. Mateusz Morawiecki noted that Poland does not intend to pay it. 

"The EU has gone beyond its prerogatives. It is an organization that can only decide on matters entrusted to it by sovereign states. For decades this has been clear to everyone, but as is often the case, institutions want to increase their powers. The European Parliament, the Court of Justice and the European Commission want to expand their powers. That's why they say they can decide things that are not in the treaties. Well, I don't agree with that. [...] They want to change the competences and dynamics of the European Union on our example. On our backs. But we will not give in to this blackmail. The only reason why we are still talking to them is that we want to maintain the unity of the EU," - says Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in an interview for "Le Figaro".