Poland against France and Germany

Poland to push for ‘radical’ new EU treaty

By Andrew Rettman

The EU should have a new treaty that shifts power from the European Commission to EU states and Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk should resign, Poland has indicated ahead of Tuesday’s (28 June) EU summit.

Polish foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski told press on Monday that prime minister Beata Szydlo would “maybe” outline Poland’s post-Brexit plan at the leaders’ dinner on Tuesday.

“We are right now at a preliminary stage of drafting our proposals … These proposals are quite radical. We are thinking about a new European treaty and to give the main power in the EU to the European Council, not the commission,” he said.

He added that: “We also blame the leadership of the European Union for the mistakes, at least a part of the European leadership should suffer the consequences and they should give the space for negotiations and talks to new politicians”.

Speaking the same day in an interview with the Rzeczpospolita daily, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the powerful head of the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), said the fact that some politicians in other EU states, such as Austria, France and the Netherlands are also talking of leaving the EU showed that “the vision of the EU forced upon us by the Lisbon Treaty has failed”.

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