Poland’s ruling party counts on anti-EU stance to boost election chances

Jarosław Kaczyński, chair of Law and Justice party, said Polish politicians had ‘sacred duty’ to oppose ‘culturally alien’ EU

Leaders of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party appear intent on stoking an anti-EU and anti-German climate as it faces a battle in next year’s parliamentary elections.

Speaking at an economic forum in Karpacz this week, Jarosław Kaczyński, the chair of Law and Justice (PiS) and the country’s de facto leader, went further than before in denouncing the EU as a culturally alien project led by a neo-imperialist Germany. He said it was “the sacred duty” of Polish politicians to oppose it.

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