Lech Walesa stated that France and Germany should create a new bloc, without Warsaw or Budapest.
Lech Walesa, a former president of Poland and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, suggested that the European Union be disintegrated to form a new bloc sans Poland and Hungary.
In an interview with the Polish portal Interia about the European Commission finally approving the National Reconstruction Plan for Poland, Walesa, who was president between 1990 and 1995, said that sending billions of euros in investments to Warsaw would be a “failure” for the EU. In his opinion, these funds will be stolen “Anyway” and thus “Without the rule of law it is not logical to throw away billions of Euros.”
“Instead of reaching an agreement with Poland the Union should be disbanded and, only moments later, form a new bloc, which will include Germany, France, and Hungary.,” he said.
If Poland still wanted to join the new union, Walesa argued, they would have to “Accept obligations.”
The founder and longtime leader of the Solidarity Trade Union, known for his highly critical stance towards the current Polish leadership, said that his country is “A handful of frivolous politicians can cost billions.”
Walesa claimed that he has been busy calling on the other countries not to behave like the Poles, as, in his opinion, his compatriots “Do not ignore democracy.” and now do not know “How to escape it.” The former president is in favor of stripping the “frivolous politicians” of all their capital and property so they could pay off their “Debts” to the nation.
The approval of the recovery plan, which aims to help Poland restore its pandemic-hit economy, paves the way to unblock €23.9 billion in subsidies and €11.5 billion in loans. According to media reports, the European Commission’s decision to approve the plan despite tensions between the EU and Poland was prompted by Warsaw’s readiness to support sanctions against Russia, as well as by the assistance that Poland provided to millions of Ukrainian refugees.
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission made clear that funding for Poland would only be granted if it begins a reform to its judiciary system. Final approval of the funding for Poland rests with the EU’s other 26 member states.
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