Mateusz Morawiecki reminds Brussels of the consequences of its passivity

Poland takes the initiative and puts seven rules on the EU to block Putin and Lukashenko

The ineffectiveness that the European Union is showing in the hybrid war launched by Belarus, with the support of Russia, has filled Poland’s patience.

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To this ineffectiveness must be added the maneuvers of Angela Merkel, who last week called the Belarusian dictator Lukashenko without consulting Poland, a gesture that has caused outrage in this country, where it is considered that the still German Chancellor intends to close an agreement with Lukashenko and Putin without counting on Poland, which is the country attacked.

Mateusz Morawiecki points to Minsk and also to Moscow

Yesterday afternoon, the Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, published a letter that he sent to the MEPs, in which he stated: The Belarusian usurper laughs in the face of Europe because he is convinced that the EU cannot give him to him and his authorities the correct answer. The laugh of the dictatorship is louder the greater the impotence of the community of democratic countries. This is why we all have to be aware of the magnitude of this threat. We all have to realize that this is not just another ordinary diplomatic crisis, but an element of a larger plan, the roots of which must be sought not only in Minsk, but also in Moscow.”

Polish Prime Minister reminds Brussels of the consequences of his passivity

Morawiecki recalls that Russia has been constantly struggling to rebuild the imperial position and subordinate a significant part of Europe for years. The strength of it is our passivity. When she attacked Georgia, we couldn’t resist. When Crimea was usurped from Ukraine, we couldn’t stop it. When Aleksandr Lukashenko falsified the presidential elections, we lacked the determination to defend the Belarusian nation from dictatorship. When Vladimir Putin himself started a game, the aim of which was to smear the interests of individual European countries, we lacked solidarity, which would set in motion the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline,” a project in which Germany and Russia have collaborated and that has been criticized in Central Europe, where they understand that with this infrastructure Merkel has left Poland and other countries at Putin’s feet, who at any moment could threaten to cut off the gas supply without affecting Germany, since the Nord Stream 2 departs from Russia and ends in Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

The seven rules Morawiecki puts on the EU to block Putin and Lukashenko

“On the eastern borders of the EU, on the Polish-Belarus border there is a regular battle for the future of Europe today. It is time that we all realized this,” the Polish Prime Minister warns, and in his letter points to the European Union seven “clear rules that allow Europe to take the initiative and block new actions by Vladimir Putin and Aleksander Lukashenko”:

  1. First, without compromise. Things have gone too far. Russia and Belarus have crossed every possible border. We can not afford more.”
  2. Second, nothing about us without us. Any attempt to resolve a dispute must be based on an agreement. Any attempt to negotiate without going through certain countries is a success for Vladimir Putin.
  3. Third, solidarity in the face of a common threat. This crisis does not only affect Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Vladimir Putin’s goal is to break European unity, so strengthening it on this issue should be our response.”
  4. Fourth, words are no longer enough. We must act decisively, through economic sanctions that show that we are responding with determination to the provocations of Minsk and the Kremlin.”
  5. Fifth, transatlantic cooperation. This conflict has the dimension of a clash of civilizations. Cynicism and authoritarianism on the one hand, freedom and democracy on the other. Therefore, in the face of these threats, we must remember the spirit of unity of the entire Western world and cooperate not only within the EU, but extend this cooperation to include NATO.”
  6. Sixth, common energy policy. The EU is being blackmailed with Russian energy because we continue to play against each other and not each other on energy policy. Until that changes, we can be sure Putin will take advantage of these interests.”
  7. Seventh, Europe is more than the EU. Countries that remain outside the EU, such as Ukraine and Moldova, must receive a signal that they are not alone at the mercy of Moscow’s neo-imperial policy. We must return with more energy to the idea of expanding the Union with new members.”

«Europe today has become a continent of fear again»

These are the seven steps we must take. Otherwise, Europe will stop and the ground below will start to collapse faster and faster,” Morawiecki notes in his letter. And he adds: “History teaches that every moment of trial is a time when the weak in spirit and the strong perform great deeds. Europe today has become a continent of fear again and it should be a continent of peace. Poland is the guardian of European peace and will maintain this guard, as it has been in history more than once. But the security of Europe is a concern of our community. This is the deepest meaning of our alliances: to stand in line at the time of judgment. In the name of the highest European values, we want these alliances to be confirmed not only with words, but also with concrete political decisions..

Photo: Kancelaria Prezesa Rady Ministrów. The Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, with the Prime Ministers of Slovakia, Eduard Heger; Hungary, Viktor Orbán; and the Czech Republic, Andrej Babiš, at a meeting of the Visegrad Group on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

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