Former US ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher has criticised the European Union for its “absurd” criticism of the rule of regulation in Poland, the place “democracy works impeccably”. Brussels has been misled by “a wave of pretend information and propaganda from Russia”, she says.
Mosbacher, a Republican fundraiser appointed by Donald Trump as ambassador in 2018 and who left forward of Joe Biden’s inauguration final 12 months, additionally praised Poland for its response to the conflict in Ukraine and its foresight in warning of the hazards of Russia lengthy earlier than the invasion.
Georgette Mosbacher w tygodniku „Sieci”: Nie wierzcie w kłamstwa o Polsce! Polacy mieli rację, a dziś zasługują na Noblahttps://t.co/tnChFpPA9g
— Tygodnik Sieci (@Tygodnik_Sieci) June 19, 2022
“The dialogue that’s going down within the EU concerning Poland and the rule of regulation is unfair,” Mosbacher informed Sieci, a information weekly linked to the ruling national-conservative Legislation and Justice (PiS) get together. “The EU has been a sufferer of disinformation, a wave of pretend information and propaganda from Russia.”
“We hear on a regular basis that Poland has issues with the rule of regulation, reforms of the judicial system and even – in relation to democracy – goes again to a time lengthy gone,” she continued. “These are absurd and it’s a pity that the EU extensively believes these lies.”
“All elections which have taken place in Poland have been truthful and free. Nobody questioned their outcomes,” Mosbacher continued. “Democracy works because it ought to, impeccably. I believe that this fixed selecting on Poland outcomes from a lack of know-how of this nation.”
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The PiS authorities has, since coming to energy in 2015, been in common battle with Brussels over the rule of regulation. The European Fee has launched various proceedings in opposition to Warsaw, whereas numerous European court docket rulings have discovered Poland to have violated nationwide and European regulation.
PiS denies that its reforms threaten the rule of regulation, and argues that they’re designed to enhance the functioning and accountability of the judiciary. It claims that the EU is victimising Poland for political and ideological causes.
Throughout Trump’s presidency, PiS loved shut relations along with his administration. In 2020, when PiS-backed President Andrzej Duda was standing for reelection, he was invited to the White Home days earlier than the vote, the place Trump declared him a “pal” who was “doing an unimaginable job”.
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In her interview with Sieci, Mosbacher additionally famous that “for years Poles have been making an attempt to inform the world what Russia actually is. However nobody needed to pay attention…Polish politicians sounded the alarm, however it was ignored.”
That included repeated warnings concerning the risks of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which was supposed to deliver Russian gasoline to Germany, she famous.
“The scenario as we speak is basically the fault of the Germans,” Mosbacher continued. “They needed to make Europe depending on low cost Russian gasoline and on Nord Stream 2. They closed their eyes. They have been constructing a joint gasoline pipeline with a politician annexing Crimea and Donbass.”
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“At this time you’ll be able to see how incorrect the EU was about Russia,” concluded Mosbacher. “The conflict unleashed by Putin ought to open everybody’s eyes and make everybody realise how essential vitality independence is.”
Since leaving her place as ambassador, Mosbacher has been appointed to the board of a agency that would be the major advisor on the event of Poland’s first nuclear plant.
Talking to Sieci, Mosbacher additionally praised Poland as the primary gateway for delivering worldwide support to Ukraine. “Poland must be thanked for what it does and the way it evokes others,” she declared. Her successor as ambassador, Biden appointee Mark Brzezinski, additionally not too long ago described Poland as a “humanitarian superpower”.
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Agnieszka Wądołowska is deputy editor of Notes from Poland. She has beforehand labored for Gazeta.pl and Tokfm.pl and contributed to Gazeta Wyborcza, Wysokie Obcasy, Duży Format, Midrasz and Kultura Liberalna