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  • 23 September 2017

    „Security is more important than the decisions of bureaucrats” said FM Witold Waszczykowski in an interview conducted in Washington by Katy O'Donnell and Andrew Hanna from Politico during his recent visit to the United States.

    Talking about European Commission's infringement proceedings FM accused Brussels of a "political interference" campaign aimed at dividing Central European countries. “When you look at the press conference of Mr. Timmermans, he openly admits that it is personal mission to monitor the situation in Poland” he said. “There is a problem that traditionally thinking parties which [have] family values, religious values and others, won the election. Not a progressive party. And that's a problem they have with Poland, with Hungary and a few other countries also” he added.


    Witold Waszczykowski suggested that there is an inclination among some politicians and bureaucrats in Brussels to divide the Visegrad group. “The group was recently working together on a number of difficult European issues. For instance, we have a common position on relocation” said FM. “We have a very much common position on the posted workers directive and other things. And it's natural that there is an inclination among some politicians and bureaucrats inside to divide the group and deal with us separately” he explained.


    Talking about the migration and refugee issue that EU is dealing with, Polish FM underlined that this is the responsibility of each member state. “It's not the prerogative of the bureaucracy in Brussels, because accepting migrants depends on demography and the job market” he said and added that Polish government will not implement recent European Court of Justice decision. “We disagree with this. Security is more important than the decisions of bureaucrats” said Witold Waszczykowski.


    Source: Politico

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