Too bad Finnish leaders in government haven’t the backbone or the wisdom as Poland and the rest of the Visegrád states.
The nerve of MTV3 and the EU itself in criticizing Poland and the rest of the Visegrád countries concerning free speech, when in fact it is the EU and leaders of member states that have been quashing free speech rights over the past 10 years or so. Have a nice cup of shut the hell up.
NOTE: The Finnish president moron, Sauli Niinistö, is a weak, feckless hack, a EU lap dog and no friend of the current US president nor of real Americans.
Polish President criticized EU criticism as guest of Niinistö – said the country will fulfill the wishes of the electorate
Polish President Andrzej Duda strongly attacked the EU at a press conference with President Sauli Niinistö. According to Duda, EU institutions simply have difficulty accepting that after the democratic elections, the Polish president and government will make the changes that the people want.
The Warsaw Conservative Government has been in collision course with the EU, including restrictions on freedom of speech and reforms in the judiciary, which Brussels considers to be against the core values of the Union.
– If the keeping of a promise to voters is not a democratic act, what then? Duda said to the question of a Finnish journlaist.
According to him, the changes are not even a matter for the EU. He also accused the EU of unequal treatment, but did not mention other countries that might be favored.
– There is no situation in Poland where the media could not report something that is in some other countries, Duda claimed.
Migration also separates Poland and Finland
Last summer, Duda’S ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, refused to ratify two government bills, that would have exchanged the entire judiciary of the Supreme Court of the country and transferred the appointments of other judges to politicians in Parliament.
In September, Duda introduced his own alternatives, but the changes in the legal texts are not dealt with by the Ombudsman Adam Bodnar as a threat to Poland’s democracy and human rights. In the ruling party, they have been enough to break the lines: PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has already questioned whether the president has jumped out from the party’s platform.
According to Niinistö, the leadership of Poland and the EU should agree, as only in a united world the Union can meet the larger external challenges. Niinistö mentioned as major external issues climate change and migration that can be accelerated by climate change.
However, the issue of refugees has also blurred the gap between Poland and the rest of the EU. Poland, like the Czech Republic and Hungary, has refused to accept asylum seekers in intra-Union transfers, as opposed to, for example, Finland. According to Poland, the question is about the internal security of the member state.