Polish PM forecasts big changes for Brussels after EU elections

Morawiecki urges dropping of rule of law case against Warsaw after ECJ decision

by JAMES SHOTTER (FT)

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Poland’s prime minister has forecast this year’s European elections will lead to big changes for Brussels and compared the controversy over the rule of law in his country with the travails of French president Emmanuel Macron.

Mateusz Morawiecki called on the EU to drop disciplinary proceedings over Warsaw’s contentious judicial reform and predicted that May’s elections, in which nationalist and Eurosceptic groups are expected to make gains, would have a “strong” impact on the bloc.

“Brussels and the European Commission need to be very receptive to what is going on in different countries . . . The voice of different countries, and in particular central European countries, will need to be heard much more clearly,” Mr Morawiecki said in an interview with the Financial Times.

To read the full interview, visit the Financial Times.