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Poland against European values

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Chairman of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, said that the Polish government is building a policy along Russian lines, which could lead to the “Putinisation” of Europe. Poland’s policy contradicts European values, Schultz believes. Volker Cowder, head of the parliamentary faction of the Christian Democratic Union in Germany, spoke in the same vein, noting that in case of violations of European principles by Poland, EU members should “go for sanctions”. Thus, Warsaw will make it clear: the basic values ​​of Europe “cannot be violated”.


"The anti-Polish" statements of German politicians led to the fact that in Warsaw "on the carpet" was caused by the German ambassador. A spokesman for the Polish Foreign Ministry did not even specify, just said: "there were many such statements." And now Poland is going to protect its “image”.

The fact is that last week, Martin Schulz, the speaker of the European Parliament and representative of the Social Democratic Party of Germany said that the Polish government's policy is very reminiscent of Putin's policies in the Russian Federation. Schultz called the polity in Poland "Putin-style democracy." In his opinion, European politics may be in danger of “Putinization”.

Some German MPs have gone further, proposing to punish Poland economic sanctions - that is, to deal with it as with Russia. According to the head of the parliamentary faction of the Christian Democratic Union, Volker Kauder, in case of a violation of Warsaw's “European principles”, the EU states should “go for sanctions”. The Polish government should learn that the basic values ​​of Europe "may not be violated."

Let us turn to the sources of these remarkable statements.

Martin Schulz's remarks appeared in the influential publication «Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung» under the heading “Das ist gelenkte Demokratie nach Putins Art” (“By nature, this is Putin’s controlled democracy”).

Martin Schulz, notes political commentator Thomas Guchker, is unhappy that the new Polish government has set out to subordinate the welfare of the state to the interests of the party. Poland’s construction of a new policy based on the Russian model threatens European policy with “dangerous Putinization” (gefährliche Putinisierung). Schultz said this directly to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung employee.

Schulz also believes that "the entire democratic spectrum in order, from left to right," understands that such a policy is contrary to "basic European values."

The publication cites another statement, which also touched the parallels between Polish and Russian politics. MEP Viviane Reding, formerly EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, is convinced that “attacks on the rule of law” always start with an attack on the constitutional court, followed by the media (“first public, then private”). “This is the logic of Putin, Orban, Kaczynski,” Reding told a journalist.

In addition, Reading believes that Europe needs to make efforts to "strengthen the Polish civil society."

Voices from the German Bundestag called on the European Union to punish Poland with sanctions. This was openly said, for example, by the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union / Christian Social Union Volker Cowder.

The politician gave an interview to the publication "Der Spiegel"In which he noted that Poland continues to ignore the rule of law.

“If the member states (EU) find a violation of European values, they must have the courage to impose sanctions” (against Poland), said Cowder in an interview with the magazine.

"The Polish government should know - he said - that there are certain fundamental values, and they can not be violated in Europe."

In addition to Herr Kauder, the chairman of the CDU / CSU faction in the European Parliament, Herbert Reul, called for financial sanctions against Warsaw.

“We have to introduce economic sanctions in the event that political means do not give anything,” he told the Spiegel journalist.

Why did the big German politicians take up arms against Poland?

In October last year, the Law and Justice party won the parliamentary majority in the Polish elections. She formed a one-party government. The premiere was Beata Szydlo. The leader of the party, as you know, is Yaroslav Kaczynski. President Andrzej Duda is also a member of this party.

The new government did not postpone urgent cases for long. Laws on the reform of the Constitutional Court and the reform of public radio and television were passed through the Sejm.

The other day, January 7, Polish President Andrzej Duda signed the media law, which Parliament approved at the end of last year. This document is really at odds with democratic values, as it allows the government to appoint and dismiss the leaders of Polish public television and Polish radio at its discretion. The new law abolished competitions for these positions.

January 8 Polish Treasury Minister David Jackiewicz has already managed to appoint a new head of Polish public television. They became Jacek Kursky.

Earlier, in late December, the president signed a law restricting the powers of the Polish Constitutional Court. From now on, decisions of the Constitutional Court are made by a two-thirds majority of the judges, and not by a simple majority. Cases are considered in the order of receipt, the criterion of importance is not taken into account. European observers in one voice say that innovations paralyze the work of the Constitutional Court: decisions will be delayed for years.

European Commissioner Günther Oettinger called for the use of the EU legal mechanism, providing for a dialogue with the EU member state suspected of violating legal norms.

The European Union issued recommendations to Warsaw: do not sign the laws. However, Duda did not heed the advice of Brussels, and now the EU has started talking about sanctions. January 13 board commissioners will discuss the situation in Poland, and the plenary meeting of the European Parliament, which held a debate on the issue will take place in January 19.

Polish people are dissatisfied with the innovations of Duda and his political colleagues. There have been mass protests that engulfed two dozen cities. The organizer was the Committee for the Defense of Democracy.

According to activists, the Polish media can turn into state-run subordinates of the ruling party. As a radio correspondent reported "Freedom" Alexey Dzikavitsky, at the Polish Public Television building in Warsaw, thousands of demonstrators chanted: “Let's defend democracy!”, “Free media - free Poland!”

Members of the Polish government, apparently, neither the voice of the people, or strongly disagree with their decisions criticized the European Union. Already, some conspiracy theories officially voiced by Warsaw.

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Vashchikovsky believes that his country is being used in the struggle within the European Union: there is a game between the European Commission and the European Parliament, of which very few people know.

“There is a struggle for who will rule,” the politician quotes "BFM". - Who on the example of clarifying the situation in Poland will receive superiority and superiority in decision-making. This game takes place without us, and we became its victim. "

However, what kind of game is it, what is its ultimate goal and why is Brussels “playing” with Poland, the foreign minister chose not to report. The “victim” knows who her executioner is, but does not know why she is being hacked off.

In fact, the minister darkens. The otgadka lies on the surface: the party “Law and Justice” in the person of the ideologist Kaczynski and his appointee President Andrzej Duda are cleaning up the power in their hands. To strengthen their own power, they need to weaken the supreme judicial power and make puppies of the leading major media. No one would believe that the people's protests in 20 Polish cities organized by the US State Department. Moreover, Poland is not Ukraine at all, it has long since got rid of the “Soviet” influence, not only swearing to Washington, but having done something else, about which in the 2014 year Pan Sikorsky told for a bottle, having used expressions about "frarah", "shit" and "Negro".

I wonder what Poland will do with its apples, if not only Russian retaliatory sanctions, but also EU sanctions will act against it?

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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 12 January 2016 06: 15
    +4
    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Vashchikovsky believes that his country is being used in the struggle within the European Union: there is a game between the European Commission and the European Parliament, of which very few people know.


    They "use" and will use it for a long time. And then thrown away like a used condom. laughing
    1. Andrea
      Andrea 12 January 2016 06: 56
      +4
      And Putin also ruined the chapel? what
      Spiders are beginning to share a place in the sun. Poland has gotten out with its claims ... as long as there are Germans, fuck you, and not "from sea to sea"
      They arranged a storm in a glass; one might think that in Europe the media are not under control, while the opposite is observed.
      And why don't you like the reform of the Constitutional Court of Poland? In this scenario, oak laws will be adopted less.
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 12 January 2016 07: 31
        +6
        Putin in Poland has nothing to do with it! A so-called We recently saw European “values” in the German multicultural Cologne at the celebration of the New 2016 year - so that such European “values” fail forever!
        1. cniza
          cniza 12 January 2016 08: 14
          +4
          So what started? or will these attempts be killed at the root? And it seems to me that this is a subtle game of the United States, and Poland would never, without agreement with Patron, do, do not, and will not take any steps in the near future.
          1. umah
            umah 12 January 2016 09: 46
            +3
            at the Polish Public Television in Warsaw, thousands of demonstrators chanted: “Defend democracy!”

            As a working person, I have a question: are these demonstrators unemployed or were they released from work? I'm unlikely to take a day off at work to attend a demonstration in defense of "democracy" and "freedom."

            And I would also like to see a complete list of these very European values ​​that are talked about so much.
            1. Alena Frolovna
              Alena Frolovna 12 January 2016 22: 22
              +3
              At the end of September 1870, Fyodor Tyutchev wrote prophetic lines:

              Two Unities

              From a cup overflowing with God's wrath
              Blood is pouring over the edge, and the West is drowning in it.

              Blood will flow on you, our friends and brothers! -
              Slavic world, close tightly ...
              “Unity,” declared the oracle of our day, “
              It may be soldered with iron and blood only ... "
              But we will try to solder it with love, -
              And then we'll see what is stronger ...
            2. Weyland
              Weyland 12 January 2016 22: 24
              +1
              Quote: umah
              are these demonstrators unemployed or have they been released from work?


              You did not understand: this is their work, they are paid for it! laughing
            3. Weyland
              Weyland 12 January 2016 22: 24
              0
              Quote: umah
              are these demonstrators unemployed or have they been released from work?


              You did not understand: this is their work, they are paid for it! laughing
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      2. vladimir_krm
        vladimir_krm 12 January 2016 10: 16
        +2
        It's time to start intensely praising Poland in the Russian press - let me gryzuttssi :))
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 12 January 2016 10: 46
      +3
      aszzz888
      I recall a joke about the use of used condoms for the production of chewing gum. So, used products are still useful to the USA. Germany is still the locomotive in the EU. And Poland, naturally on a team from the United States, spoke about the inadmissibility of the construction of Nord Stream-2. For which he receives. If it is built, then Poland will still be useful for its overlap.
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 12 January 2016 06: 18
    +4
    The Germans bend over the Poles ... the Poles do not want to ... rest but bend down anyway ... something that began to remind me of a scene from a porn film.
  3. dzeredzavkomimu
    dzeredzavkomimu 12 January 2016 06: 25
    +4
    oh oh oh, Europe has bothered, you can think of the media itself are not controlled and the courts are so direct independent from directions from Washington
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 12 January 2016 08: 22
      +2
      Quote: dzeredzavkomimu
      oh oh oh, Europe has bothered, you can think of the media itself are not controlled and the courts are so direct independent from directions from Washington

      Of course they don’t manage! The media and the judicial system of the EU are controlled by local puppets controlled from Washington, otherwise there are local governments for that.
  4. ssergn
    ssergn 12 January 2016 06: 26
    +4
    Yes, everything is simple, the Poles will bend their line, taking into account also the support of the United States. True, it is not clear what the reaction will be in this situation. And so - as soon as there are people interested in strengthening their own power, so "democracy" can be adjusted to suit your wishes. And this will also allow to weaken the influence of the European Union on the Polish authorities - and, perhaps, for this, everything is being started. Nothing new under the moon. So we'll see what comes of it.
    1. Weyland
      Weyland 12 January 2016 23: 03
      +1
      Quote: ssergn
      Yes, everything is simple, the Poles will bend their line, taking into account the support of the USA


      history repeats itself ... The impudent ones tried to convince the Poles to give up Hitler Danzig and enter into an alliance with him against the USSR in order to get compensation for Danzig in the east. But Roosevelt advised the Poles to rest on their horn, promising them also their support - because he needed to omit Naglia and for this to drag her into the war already on primary stage, ... The result is known: Poland is occupied, Naglia in the opera (and after the war quickly lost the colony), and the Yankees in chocolate ...
      The Poles merged so quickly that they did not have time to burn the correspondence with Roosevelt, and the Germans captured it. At the Nuremberg Trials Ribbentrop voiced all this - for which he was hanged (judge for yourself which military crimes can be attributed to personnel to a diplomat? But they managed ... negative )
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  5. ImPerts
    ImPerts 12 January 2016 06: 29
    +2
    The Poles are beginning to resemble their eastern neighbors. Officials are already talking about the defensive line, the threat from the east and the special mission entrusted to the eastern outpost of Europe. Soon we will hear about the hordes of Finno-Ugric armored players threatening civilization.
  6. egor1712
    egor1712 12 January 2016 06: 36
    +2
    Article is nonsense. Someone, somewhere said, thought. Everyone was upset, but after that they made up. Yes, Germany always looked towards Poland, like a "hungry" man at a street girl. The moment will come, he will not miss his.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 12 January 2016 10: 43
      +3
      Quote: egor1712
      Article is nonsense. Someone somewhere said, thought. Everyone was upset, but then reconciled.

      And yet, probably not rubbish.
      The European Union is now experiencing serious internal contradictions both because of the refugees and because of the anti-Russian sanctions from which it itself bears huge losses. In both issues, Russia cannot do without participation, and some EU members are thinking about resuming relations with Russia. So that even theoretically unanimity could not come, it is necessary to create a line of tension in Europe. If you look at the map, then using the Baltic countries + Poland + Ukraine - this goal is achievable. Russia will be tightly cut off from "conscious" Europe.
      If with the Balts and Ukrainians the United States is all type of top (they even go to write on command), then in Poland mattresses do not yet have 100% certainty. If you drive a serious wedge in the form of sanctions from the EU, Poland will definitely and completely fall under the USA, closing the belt of isolation of Europe from Russia.
      Something like this...
  7. Termit1309
    Termit1309 12 January 2016 06: 36
    +2
    In fact, the minister is getting dark. The clue lies on the surface: the party “Law and Justice” in the person of the ideologist Kaczynski and his protege, President Andrzej Duda, are taking over power.

    They will take power, and then what will they do? Now it will be interesting to see. good
  8. strelets
    strelets 12 January 2016 06: 37
    +3
    Yes, isn’t the same thing happening in the EU itself? Just before democracy, everyone is equal, and some are more equal.
    In general, the Poles just did what everyone dreams of.
  9. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 12 January 2016 06: 47
    +2
    The “anti-Polish” remarks of German politicians led to the fact that the ambassador of Germany was called “to the carpet” in Warsaw.

    The pans were offended, because it’s necessary, they were compared to some kind of wild moes, who stand in the way of the eastern barbarians, defending the whole of Europe with their breasts, and have been accused of building some kind of unfinished swabs according to Russian models.
  10. sl22277
    sl22277 12 January 2016 06: 50
    +1
    It turned out that declaring values ​​and teaching others is not the same as following those values. But Europe, which does not like to admit mistakes, is always looking for the guilty ... If the Americans need a NATO base in Poland, then the EU can be hysterical as much as it wants, but will do exactly as the US tells it to. As you know, the latter do not care deeply about "European values".
  11. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 12 January 2016 07: 20
    +2
    Comparing a douda with Putin is like comparing a donkey with a thoroughbred trotter, like there are four legs and a tail ... Germans, calm down, just duda decided to use his power a little, and you took advantage of it yourself in revenge.
  12. parusnik
    parusnik 12 January 2016 07: 21
    +2
    [b] Poland’s policy is contrary to European values, Schultz said. Volker Cowder [/ b
    But the policy of Ukraine, it turns out European values ​​does not contradict ... The genocide of their own people goes the norm ... European ...
  13. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 January 2016 07: 44
    +3
    what could lead to “Putinization” of Europe

    If it were really so. Kachinsky is an ardent Russophobe and focuses more on the United States, not Europe. Plus to this - the eternal Polish fixation on its "exclusiveness" (like the Americans). Therefore, Poland will present more than one "surprise" to the EU.
  14. nivander
    nivander 12 January 2016 07: 48
    +3
    the new gentry behaves as stupidly as the old gentry - a lot of arrogance, ambition, tightening screws. But if suddenly the European Commission shows signs of firmness, then we will see humiliatingly tearful scenes of the "enlightenment" of the Polish elite
  15. X Y Z
    X Y Z 12 January 2016 08: 47
    +1
    It is very good that German politicians so meticulously care about the laws and other people's virtues. But maybe it's worth a look at what is happening in Germany? And there, not everything is so tolerant and at times reminiscent of the rule of Saddam Hussein. And the Chancellor, Mrs. Merkel, is directly responsible for this. Here are some of them:
    1. Concealment of information on offenses committed by migrants and the prosecution of journalists covering these facts in the press.
    2. Termination of criminal cases and not initiating them against migrants for specific criminal offenses. Release of detained criminals.
    3. Harassment of opponents of Merkel’s policy regarding migrants, including criminal, deprivation of their work, etc. Hard crackdown on demonstrators. protesting against government policies.
    4. Absolute indifference to the victims of migrants, their rights and the protection of their interests.
    And a lot can be added to this. In a decent country, this would have long been threatened with criminal prosecution, and not just resignation. But the fact is that Germany is clearly no longer a decent, democratic country.
  16. BARKHAN
    BARKHAN 12 January 2016 08: 56
    +3
    The Germans cannot (lack of spirit) give the counter to the Americans, so they kick the faithful American henchmen ... So they slaughter the servants as a warning to the owners.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 12 January 2016 11: 12
      +2
      Of course the Germans cannot - when in Germany there are 117 American bases.
  17. Dam
    Dam 12 January 2016 09: 50
    +2
    History goes in a circle. Then the pans will wrangle and be divided again. I hope we have the brains not to attach this crazy land a second time.
    1. Ugrumiy
      Ugrumiy 13 January 2016 05: 44
      0
      They need to be combined with today's Ukraine, there will be a single crazy European madhouse with two chambers: for exuberant and chronicles laughing
  18. Black Colonel
    Black Colonel 12 January 2016 10: 09
    +3
    Mass protests took place in the country, covering two dozen cities. The organizer was the Committee for the Defense of Democracy.
    Well, stock up on popcorn, beer, set up a TV box and wait for maidan polski.
  19. jovanni
    jovanni 12 January 2016 11: 31
    +2
    "... European Parliament President Martin Schultz said that the Polish government is building a policy on Russian models, which can lead to the" Putinization "of Europe. Poland's policy is contrary to European values, Schultz said."

    Judging by the events in Cologne, and not only there, now European values ​​are that if they are used in the ass, they also substitute the mouth! Seeing the Poles is also unpleasant ...
  20. Belousov
    Belousov 12 January 2016 11: 40
    +2
    Poland is simply deliberately torn away from the EU, that’s all. There is no independence there at all. It’s just that the EU shows that any attempts to resist or pursue an independent policy will be undermined from within. And because of what puddles black ears grow, everyone understands that.
    1. Mikhail Krapivin
      Mikhail Krapivin 12 January 2016 11: 58
      +1
      About "black ears" you said it well, test! :)
  21. Lelek
    Lelek 12 January 2016 11: 53
    +1
    "The anti-Polish" statements of German politicians led to the fact that in Warsaw "on the carpet" was caused by the German ambassador. A spokesman for the Polish Foreign Ministry did not even specify, just said: "there were many such statements." And now Poland is going to protect its “image”.

    Where are you "amoeba" going? To you, in clear German language, it is said "tubo-sit still", and you call the ambassadors, blah-blah declare them. There is no such country - Poland, there is an EU region under that name (and once it was a country).
  22. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 12 January 2016 11: 57
    +3
    So let's see who will whip whom — Poland Germany, Germany Poland, or will a strict black forester come and force both of them? :)
  23. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 12 January 2016 12: 29
    +1
    Poland only made an attempt to put national interests over pan-European values. And already such a tantrum. Before this, Hungary embarked on this path. It seems that the ice has broken. The basis of the so-called pan-European values ​​lies multi bodybuilding - a mixture of all nations in one pot, i.e. national separation of people so that the general mass is easier to manipulate. They pursue the same goal, creating chaos in the Muslim world, and directing the flow of refugees to European countries.
    The result will be anthologous to indigestion. It is clear that this is beneficial to the United States. Remove competitors, creating controlled chaos.
  24. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 12 January 2016 12: 42
    0
    Thus, it turns out that if someone does something that is not to their liking --- he will be demonized and "attached" to Putin. "no, we are not like that." The European Union will squeeze them!
    Quote: Belousov
    Poland is simply deliberately torn away from the EU, that’s all. There is no independence there at all. It’s just that the EU shows that any attempts to resist or pursue an independent policy will be undermined from within. And because of what puddles black ears grow, everyone understands that.
    !!!!!!
  25. propolsky
    propolsky 12 January 2016 13: 59
    0
    History repeats itself twice. The first time Poland was deprived of its statehood by Hitler and Nazi Germany, Russia returned everything with the blood of its soldiers. Time passed and Russia heard thanks for the kindness of the demolished monuments to Soviet soldiers. Now there is a "peaceful" seizure with the help of the economy according to the laws of a "communal" apartment: both the kitchen and the toilet are common. People who do not remember history experience it twice.
  26. iouris
    iouris 12 January 2016 14: 54
    +1
    The main European value is the goals defined by the White House.
  27. Kostya Andreev
    Kostya Andreev 12 January 2016 20: 20
    0
    Poland is a US Trojan horse in Europe.
  28. Igor V
    Igor V 12 January 2016 21: 36
    0
    Poland has been "sucking two queens" since socialist times. Secretly from the USSR, she collaborated with the Americans. As a result of this cooperation, inflation, popular riots, Solidarity and Lyokha Walesa, the president-electrician, began. Having abandoned the USSR, Poland began to actively curry favor with Europe and the United States, sincerely not realizing that there was any difference in them. The Europeans have been pulling the Poles for a long time, showing who is the boss here, but who pays orders.
    1. Ugrumiy
      Ugrumiy 13 January 2016 05: 52
      0
      Poland has sucked its entire history laughing And sometimes she agreed to a lesbian show, before with Catherine the Great, now with Merkel, and she still won’t understand that, having built herself an independent Catholic virgin, thanks to her ambition and politics she turned into a European whore, who was either let loose or beaten then put on a chain.
  29. Prutkov
    Prutkov 12 January 2016 22: 59
    0
    It seems that the mattresses are going to change the looker for the EU, because the Germans clearly disappointed them; they do not want to fight with the Russians. We need more frost-bitten guys who care less about their own economy and are able to organize a new sanitary cordon on the eastern border. And for this, the Commonwealth project is very suitable. And Germany, so as not to interfere, is being shaken by immigrants.
  30. From Germany
    From Germany 12 January 2016 23: 50
    0
    I laugh loudly at the two-faced German politicians and now I will explain why.

    In Germany there is a law that the state has no right to interfere in the work of state media, BUT politicians sit on the board of directors of state radio and television channels (for example ARD, ZDF, etc.). That is, if the head of a TV channel does not fire an unwanted editor or journalist, then the board of directors dismisses this head. To be honest, I think that state channels should reflect the state's point of view on certain political events, but if they themselves are "in shit", why bother the Poles for the same? Who wrote there, Pushkin? "In someone else's eye you will notice a speck, in your own you will not notice a log" (the female genital organ was changed to "eyes". Pushkin was a notable swearing man).

    PS About 2/3 in the Constitutional Court: in my opinion a good change, it will be more difficult to influence the decisions of the Constitutional Court from the outside (although there are some disadvantages here).
  31. datur
    datur 13 January 2016 01: 23
    0
    SEE NEVER DIE !! belay wink wink
  32. Alex20042004
    Alex20042004 13 January 2016 04: 05
    0
    Please list European values ​​and compare them. How do they (values) combine with realities?
  33. Ugrumiy
    Ugrumiy 13 January 2016 05: 38
    0
    Well, that’s it, now the Germans will send to Poland a detachment of combat pi ... s and assault forces of Arab refugee rapists to punish presumptuous pawns and how European values ​​will begin to implement and crank them am
  34. alecsis69
    alecsis69 13 January 2016 08: 10
    0
    There will be no sanctions. Europe will make a noise and shut up. The Poles probably got the go-ahead from above. For a large mass of the population, all the same, the self-preservation instinct works, and at some point it may wake up and say that it’s dangerous to get into a fight with Russia. Toggo, in order to suppress instincts in the bud, you need full control over the media.