The leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) has denounced the EU as a "culturally alien" project led by a neo-imperialist Germany, saying it was “the sacred duty” of Polish politicians to oppose it.
Speaking at an economic forum in Karpacz this week, Jarosław Kaczyński said, “We had to join the EU just to exist and develop,” adding, “There was no other way back then.”
It was something Poland had affirmed at the time of accession by passing a resolution to defend its sovereignty, Kaczyński added.
The leaders of the party have recently shown intentions for an anti-EU and anti-German climate as it would face competition in next year’s parliamentary elections.
Kaczyński further denounced the opposition that they are being supported by Germany to rule over Europe and are kneeling to neighboring powers that will enslave Poland.
“In the EU, there is a rule: who is stronger is better,” he said while explaining that the essence of the EU project had been revealed.
“Because Germany is strongest, the old German concept – a concept that can be called Neo-imperial – holds sway. The German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, wants to build a superstate of world importance under German leadership,” Kaczyński added.
Poland's central bank governor Adam Glapiński said in July that there is a “German plan to overthrow PiS and establish a Tusk government” as he talked about the opposition candidate Donald Tusk.
He later said “breaking Poland’s resistance” is vital to “building a European state.”
The ruling right-wing party, that has led the country since 2015, also recently ferociously attacked Germany to pay the price of the Nazis for the atrocities they committed during the Second World War.
In response, Scholz said the topic is closed and an understanding on the issues was reached in August 1953.
In a piece written for a magazine, Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared the crimes “can never be fully forgiven and can never be forgotten.”
The Polish diplomats are soon about to demand a compensation after drafting a formal note that would be sent to Berlin.