Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Did Ursula von der Leyen buy the Polish vote for her reelection?

 The European Commission has suddenly decided to end the political spectacle of a legal procedure against Poland under "Article 7" and to unblock the funds from the National Reconstruction Plan (KPO).

Until now, it has been suggested that a change of government in Poland and the reoccupation of the prime minister's chair by the head of the Civic Platform, Donald Tusk, were enough to fix all the issues with the EU.

According to the portal, wPolityce (inside politics), it was more sinister. 

As determined by 'wPolityce,' a key meeting took place on December 15, when, immediately after the government was sworn in, Tusk went to Brussels for the European Union-Western Balkans summit, preceding the meeting of the European Council. During this visit, he learned that he had to forget about the position of head of the European Commission. The Civic Platform leader was told that Ursula von der Leyen wanted to run for a second term in the Commission. Then a key question was asked: What were his conditions for Poland to vote for her?

Tusk did not hesitate to answer: Unlocking money from KPO.

The deal was quickly approved and, as of today, implemented.