Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

What is happening in Poland after the elections resembles the Belgian scenario (Belgium has not had the government for over a year), or the Italian scenario from long time ago. In Poland there is no new Speaker, no new cabinet, and the stock market of names is going crazy.

We learn that one lady, a friend of the Prime Minister, is supposed to replace his party opponent, while another lady would be the head of the parliamentary club but she disagrees with the one who is supposed to become the Speaker… About 2/3 of the members of the cabinet are to be thrown out from the so-called very good government of Mr Tusk. The Polish Peasants’ Party (PSL) – a part of the coalition that got a poorer result, is now ruffling up and reaching out for more positions.

If it all happened without the clear results of the election, it would be even understandable. But in Poland the result is obvious. We have a winner who, instead of making decisions, rests on the feeling of power and satisfaction.

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Finally we have a resolution on Ukraine. The negotiations were tough. If we were to adopt the EPP’s line, we would actually have to close the door to any rapprochement of this country with the West. But fortunately we have reached a compromise – we clearly assess Yulia Tymoshenko’s and other dignitaries’ processes, but we expect that the negotiations on association agreement and free trade will be concluded.

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