By Alfonso Lorenzo de Olmos
On December 22, the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki made public a conversation he had with the Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, and assured that both countries are “fed up with the dictates of the European bureaucracy”, and that they are forming an “informal alliance” to promote the “renewal of the European Union.”
“A Europe of homelands instead of a European superstate: we both agree on this,” Morawiecki said in an interview published on Thursday with Italian daily La Stampa, when asked about the common views of Italy and Poland.
“Poles and Italians are fed up with the dictates of the European bureaucracy and want a real democracy. We want to renew the Union by returning to its founding principles,” he said in his first interview to an Italian newspaper since his personal friend, Meloni, took over the right-wing government in Italy.
Meloni recently accused that the decisions of Germany and France count more than others within the European Union, despite the fact that they should all have the same influence in the supranational body. The Polish president supported the statement and launched a hard attack against the Germans.
“We are already paying a high price for the mistakes of German policy in particular, and if the Berlin-based government decided everything, the price of gas would be even higher,” he launched, pointing to Germany’s energy policy, which for a pseudo-scientific zeal to boost green energy, was subjected to Russian domination by depending on Russian gas deliveries.
Despite the constant criticism from the two right-wing governments of the reasons that led to the war in Ukraine, Morawiecki assured that they are the countries that most support the Ukrainian cause. “Another thing that the two countries have in common is their strong support for Ukraine,” said the Polish prime minister, recalling that both countries are closer to the conflict than Germany or France. “Vladimir Putin‘s neo-imperialist policy is a serious danger not only for Kyiv, but for all of Europe,” he concluded.
Morawiecki and Meloni are pressing for the Macron and Scholz governments not to revoke the unanimity rule, which gives each member country a vote equal to the rest. France and Germany have said they consider this an obstacle to the Union’s decision-making process.
“Either there is the rule of unanimity or there is the tyranny of the strongest,” said Morawiecki, and assured that if the egalitarian structure of the Union is eliminated, “it is likely that there will be a new wave of resignations from the union,” he said, recalling the Brexit.
In any case, Italy and Poland could not move the ammeter without help from other countries. Hungary and the Visegrad countries, which also includes Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and other allies such as Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia, are trying to generate the necessary pressure to avoid a European dictatorship.
Wih information from La Derecha Diario.