Poland warns of disunity across the EU after Donald Tusk re-elected European Council president

Poland warns of disunity across the EU after Donald Tusk re-elected European Council president

Donald Tusk has been reelected president of the European Council, angering the right-wing government of his native Poland and triggering a bitter dispute between Warsaw and Brussels.

The head of Poland’s ruling Eurosceptic Law and Justice party (PiS) seized on his re-election to attack the EU for being “dominated by Germany” and accused the bloc’s leaders of breaking rules to force through his appointment.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski denied the row would prompt Poland to consider leaving the EU, but said: “The rule that high-ranking officials should have the backing of their country was broken.”

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told news site wPolityce.pl: “A very dangerous European relationship is being born — a toxic relationship that could harm many states.

“We know now that it is a union under Berlin’s diktat.”


About Kristjan

Defitsiidi terrorismi vastase pataljoni eriüksuslane (finantsignorantsuse vastu võitlemise osakond). Treening: MMT, postkeinsism, Tartu Ülikool Majandusteadus
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3 Responses to Poland warns of disunity across the EU after Donald Tusk re-elected European Council president

  1. Veijo Ryhänen ütles:

    EU wanted to choose Tusk because he likes more EU integration, and:

    Donald Tusk, president of the EU’s European Council—who calls himself “an incurably pro-American European who is fanatically devoted to trans-Atlantic cooperation”(politico.com … trump-steve-bannon-destroy-eu-european-union-214889)

    “Having greater divisions within the community can only exacerbate the problems created by the lack of a political union. The European Union, even if the “establishment parties” win, is going to face years of difficulty in moving forward just because the community is so divided.”(John M.Mason in seekingalpha.com)

    • Kristjan ütles:

      The way forward is disintegration. I don’t care what the modern progressives say (nationalism is not the answer, Europe needs reforms etc). We can talk about the flaws of the euro without end, the bottom line is, EMU has failed and will be dismantled. If not orderly then there is going to be a political revolt and It has started already. No one who is informed in EU politics who I know is optimistic about EU future. They may use slogans as there is no alternative to globalism etc but even they themselves know deep inside that this euro bs is not sustainable. There is no way people in Finland or Sweden will give up their sovereign states. Yet nothing less is required to make euro sustainable in long run. It doesn’t have to be Le Pen or Grillo, euro has the same deficiency because of what currency unions have always failed historically. In US It took a civil war in between people who mostly spoke the same language, were not culturally very different etc. These euro people live in la la land.

      I was for EU when Estonia held the referendum, I was sceptical of euro but we didn’t have a separate referendum for that. Now I see EU as being the problem. Of course EU agenda is constantly pushed by spreading fear (we have no choice, Putin is going to attack us) and all good and progressive comes from EU. There is really no point for me to vote if there was no eurosceptics, all the rest of them are globalists that differ very little. The things that matter to people like me cannot be changed any way. It was supposed to be an economic union and a lot of member states’ economies are doing worse than before joining. So It has failed, let’s not get into this “you don’t think about Europe’s future” bs. Europe is a continent, we are talking about the failed EU here. It doesn’t have to be isolationist countries either, let’s break up the failed EU. It seemed like a good idea at the time. 🙂

  2. Veijo Ryhänen ütles:

    “Jaroslaw Kaczynski said: “The rule that high-ranking officials should have the backing of their country was broken.””

    Kristjan, do You think (as I do) that every possible rules will be broken, when EU nannycrats trying to save €uro ?

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