According to a CNBC interview, a member of the Polish Conservative Law and Justice (PiS) Party, Mateusz Morawiecki, now claims that the EU is treating some states in the union very different than others under the same real-life situations. “Different countries, different member states are treated quite differently in very similar situations, so this probably a definition of discrimination isn`t it?” Morawiecki said on CNBC. This interview was conducted in Warsaw, Poland on Tuesday.
“This is not just, this is not equality”
Mr Morawiecki was talking about Brussels demanding Rome to lower its budget deficit target for 2019, which stood at 2.4 percent. At the same time, France now sees its budget deficit movign to 3.2 percent and some are saying perhaps 3.4 percent in the future. However, the EU commissioner for economic affairs is saying that the situation in each state is different and that the nunbers are calculated as such. So comparing France and Italy is tempting but it is not correct to do so.
Warsaw and Brussels in dispute. There are some systems in Poland that are left over from Communist rule when it was part of the Eastern Block. The judiciary is one in which Warsaw is making changes but as some in Brussels are saying, the changes are now fast enough. The ruling government has decided to force 27 Supreme Court justices out of office, out of a total of 72 (they were made to retire early).
Some critics are calling the Polish government authoritarian and for this reason want to break up the courts. However, note that Poland has been conservative in its approach and Brussels is not happy as Poland is refusing to budge on immigration or other EU policies.