Two days ago I reproached the Commissioner on Budget and Financial Programming Janusz Lewandowski that his activity for the Polish party Civic Platform in the electoral campaign violates the Treaty of Lisbon. It’s about his participation in a short TV clip of the party, together with the President of the EP Jerzy Buzek, Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk and Minister of Foreign Affairs Radoslaw Sikorski, in which they promise to help Poland get more EU money. Asked about the matter by reporters, he said that he got permission from the head of the European Commission. It is strange, because when a Commission spokeswoman was asked for it, she said over and over again that “maybe he got”, but the very TV clip President Barroso has not seen.
The foreign media have also taken an interest in the case, so that they are trying to analyze the performance of the “four musketeers” in terms of a possible breach of the Treaty.
I’m also not denying that I became popular among MEPs, especially among of those from the new countries. They calculate nervously that if we should get 300 billion zlotys [€69 billion], and that this is promised publicly by their EU Commissioner, then which leavings of the lordly table will remain for them?Author : Marek Siwiec MEP