Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Is Berlin trying to interfere in the elections in Poland?

Niezalezna(.)pl: At the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) rally in Nuremberg, Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke in favor of greater control over illegal migration; he also assured that additional measures would be taken. The DPA agency reported that "considering the current situation at the borders, Scholz appealed for an explanation of possible irregularities in the issuance of visas by Poland." "I wouldn't want Poland to simply wave its hand; we will then continue to discuss our asylum policy," said the German Chancellor, adding that it should be that "everyone who comes to Poland is registered there."

As an investigative reporter, Michał Rachoń pointed out, "he is publicly increasingly bold about the return of controls on the Polish-German border, perhaps passports too. According to Berlin, Poland is responsible for the migration crisis throughout Europe. [...] An interesting thing is that Germany does not have a Border Guard. How do they want to guard this border? It's all about our elections."

"I am convinced that everything will calm down after the elections. These are threats intended to cause confusion on the Polish political scene. They are intended to support opposition politicians. They are trying to influence the pre-election mood in order to influence the election results. The Germans are fighting the government, supporting total "opposition," – said the Deputy Speaker of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, Małgorzata Gosiewska.