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Poland's opposition warns of possible Polexit under rule of Law and Justice

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Grzegorz Schetyna, leader of the liberal Civic Platform

Opening a campaign of the European Parliament’s elections, a group of Polish opposition parties launched have warned that the governing national-conservative Law and Justice party could bring the state out of the European Union.

French news agency AFP reports that on Saturday, April 6, there was launched a campaign of the European Coalition, comprising five parties with the liberal Civic Platform being the largest.

Its warning came after years of rule of the the national-conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) that has resulted in tensions with the EU by introducing a string of controversial judicial reforms that Brussels says pose a threat to judicial independence, the rule of law and ultimately to democracy.

Warsaw has since cancelled some of the controversial legislation, but the opposition is still convinced that the PiS government’s clash with Brussels could pave the way to a «Polexit».

«Either (we have) a strong, prosperous, democratic Poland in a strong Europe or what we have today — a party state — on the way to leaving the European Union,» said Grzegorz Schetyna, leader of the liberal Civic Platform, the largest of five opposition parties in the European Coalition.

Poles are overwhelmingly EU-supporters, with nearly 90 percent backing membership of the bloc. Although the PiS has never called for Poland to withdraw from the EU, it is in favour of a more decentralised bloc.


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  1. Derek says:

    Someone should inform this author that the opposition is making up threats that not exist. The Law and Justice party already stated many times that there will be no Polexit and that Poland nor its government have no plans on ever leaving the E.U. in the future! Why do they continue to makeup untrue facts? Stupid!

  2. Justs says:

    The neo-Bolsheviks who run the E.U., many of whom have French citizenship (but are not French) and publically identify as “former” Communists or Trotskyites, are absolutely panicked and spreading propaganda against Poland and anyone else who dares to speak against the dissolution of the nation states of Europe into one Neo-Bolshevik construct known as the E.U. These are simply flat out lies. France is a urine soaked ruin infested with non-European Islamists and run by Neo-Bolsheviks whose parents moved to Western Europe when the U.S.S.R. fell.

    If you want to know who runs the E.U., it is the children of the people who ran the U.S.S.R. and murdered tens of millions of Eastern Europeans during their bloody reign. And now they want to do it all again.

    The best case scenario for Europe is that the E.U. is dissolved peacefully. It’s that or soon Warsaw and Riga will be like Paris and London with Pakistani rape gangs pimping children by the tens of thousands and constant terror attacks.

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