Prime Minister Morawiecki took part in a press conference after the meeting of the European Council. – They can tell us from Brussels what cars we should drive, what we should eat – he criticized the qualified majority procedure.
On October 26-27, Mateusz Morawiecki took part in the meeting of the European Council devoted to security and conflicts in the Middle East. After the summit, the Prime Minister appeared at a press conference, where he referred to and criticized the issue of migration policy qualified majority procedure.
The Prime Minister is critical of qualified majority
– The work currently underway in the European Parliament (…) is intended to result in decisions on virtually all matters being made by one or another majority of votes – said Morawiecki. He argued that the introduction of the procedure would lead to Poland’s dependence on the influence of leading European Union member states, such as Germany and France.
– We have the right to decide on many topics ourselves, especially those that most concern all Poles. Following these regulations, all of this is to be abolished, the Prime Minister continued, mentioning energy, taxes and forests. – The qualified majority procedure, one way or another, will deprive Poland of the right to decide about its own fate – he argued.
Morawiecki on KO: They vote the way Germans wish
The head of government also emphasized that the Civic Coalition was in favor of this project. – Residents of Polish villages (…) and cities, by voting for a given party, vote for a certain program. It turns out that in many cases we were not fully aware that our main competitors (…) vote the way Germans wish – he said.
– They can order us from Brussels what cars we should drive, what we should eat, what taxes we should pay, whether a given power plant should be closed (…) Do we want Mr. Timmermans and Mrs. von der Leyen to be able to close our power plants? Probably not very much, argued the Prime Minister. He also assured that Poland values its autonomy and “must fight against adversities.”