I AM WRITING THIS TEXT IN CAPITALS BECAUSE THE ADDRESSEES OF THE PREVIOUS ONE (published on Wednesday) COULD HAVE SOME DIFFICULTIES READING IT. WHAT ELSE MUST HAPPEN TO MAKE POLISH DIPLOMACY WORK?
Yesterday, for a couple of hours, strange information was circulating around. It was about Van Rompuy (for the uninformed – the President of the European Council) who announced that the routine summit European Union – Ukraine will not take place, because he does not wish to see in Brussels the Ukrainian Prime Minister. Because of Yulia Tymoshenko, of course. I wiped my eyes in amazement. A few hours later, his spokesman denied this statement, mumbling something about his boss’ mistake, a kind of confusion between Yanukovych and Azarov. He also added that in general Van Rompuy was speaking about a meeting that took place last year.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD HAPPEN TO MAKE POLISH DIPLOMACY, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND PRIME MINISTER WORK AND BEGIN TO FIGHT FOR THE RESPECT OF THE POLISH POSITION IN THIS MATTER?
Mrs. Ashton, responsible for EU’s foreign affairs policy, has disappeared somewhere. Just in case. The EU’s foreign affairs policy is shaped by the EU’s member states, via their respective foreign ministers. Perhaps it’s time for minister Sikorski to find Mrs. Ashton and discuss this issue with her. It would be also useful if the Prime Minister called his friend Angela Merkel (for the moment there is no place to call in Paris) and presented the Polish position asking for restraint on the issue of football championship?
When Jose Manuel Barroso, followed by the entire Commission together with the Polish Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski, announced a boycott of the Euro 2012, Poland recognized that this is not the announcement of the storm. But it was. The European Union is now playing at “who will boycott Ukraine the most?” At the time of individual gestures, we could pretend that nothing was happening. But the matter has become European, ours. I would like to remind you that last year the negotiations on Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the EU were slowed down because of the imprisonment of the former Prime Minister. It was supposed to be a punishment. Today, we all decided to punish Ukraine again. And the real problems are yet to come, when the championships will begin…Author : Marek Siwiec MEP