Post by JustJohn or JJ on Dec 31, 2018 8:44:26 GMT -7
Poland is pushing the EU into crisis
Poland is changing. In 2015, the far-right Law and Justice party, or PiS, won both the presidential election and a slim parliamentary majority. Since then, they’ve been working to cement their power by firing judges, purging the military and civil service, and cracking down on protesters and the media. All of this has put the country on a collision course with the European Union that could threaten Europe’s hard-won peace and prosperity following centuries of conflict. To truly understand the international conflicts and trends shaping our world you need a big-picture view. Video journalists Sam Ellis and Liz Scheltens use maps to tell the story and chart their effects on foreign policy.
I no longer listen to what people say, I just watch what they do. Behavior never lies. Winston Churchill
“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” Aldous Huxley
Interesting presentation, well spoken by an excellent speaker, but with some flaws that are noticed.
The EU does not rule over Poland, Poland is an sovereign state and self ruling by a central government that was chosen by the Polish people in a Democratic election. For how ever Poland conducts it own business, is the business that is of the people.
Being a member of the EU gains for Poland, many aspects of such as a yearly stipend decided by central in Brussels. That is if Poland abides by EU rules the Polish Government agreed upon some years past. If this agreement is violated, then of course by decision of Central in Brussels, then those monies can be withheld as it should be.
As fore spoken, what ever or how ever The Polish Government conducts its business is their business, unless their business is exported out side their borders, then it becomes anothers business.