Eric Frey focused his attention on the Law and Justice Party’s leader Jaroslav Kaczynski whom he described as a “reactionary fixated on all sorts of conspiracy theories.”
Vladimir Bruter, an expert at the International Institute of Humanitarian and Political Studies, a Moscow-based think tank, told Radio Sputnik what really worried the EU leadership was that Poland could end its unconditional support for any ideas coming from Brussels.
“The main threat Poland now poses to the EU is that its new leaders never promised to be liberal… They are Euro-realists but more of the Euro-skeptic kind. Which means that they will not automatically endorse everything Brussels says,” Vladimir Bruter told Radio Sputnik.
“This is a far-right party but it has nothing to do with fascism. As to relations with Germany, the present Polish government and the president believe that it is a country they should stay clear of. Which, of course, is a problem for the EU… Nationalist tendencies have always been strong in Poland, whose leaders believe that their country is self-sufficient,” he noted.
“The majority of Poles don’t think so, but Poland is now being run by people who believe that their country should not necessarily toe the line charted by the European Union,” Vladimir Bruter said in conclusion.