Poland devoted to the EU
Poland remains fully committed to the European Union despite an ongoing argument over Donald Tusk candidacy with Brussels and any political party that advocated following Britain out of the bloc would be rejected by Polish voters, President Andrzej Duda told Reuters.
President Duda, an ally of Kaczynski and Szydlo, said Poland only wanted to be treated as a fully equal partner in the EU and that there was no question of Poland leaving the bloc.
“Today any party which came out and openly said ‘We are a group … that is striving to quit the EU, we don’t want Poland in the EU’ would have no chance on the Polish political scene,” Duda said in an interview authorized for publication on Friday.
“We want a Union of free and equal nation states.”
Poland is the largest beneficiary of EU funds and is due to receive 77.6 billion euros ($83.82 billion) in the current 2014-20 budgetary period for infrastructure projects, its poorer regions and improving the competitiveness of its economy.