Polish Prime Minister’s speech on Europe was key to the future

Polish Prime Minister’s speech on Europe was key to the future

The address by the Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, recently delivered in Germany, was one of the key speeches on the future of Europe, European media outlets have said.

The German weekly Der Spiegel said that Morawiecki had presented a vision of Europe that was different from the one held by Germany's ruling coalition. It noted that Poland, along with the Baltic states, has been a faithful ally of Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion of the country.

The daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung's website observed that Morawiecki referred to the strength of nation states as the necessary pillars of the European Union.

The UK's Independent newspaper highlighted Morawiecki's warning that the EU could spark a revolt in Europe if it turns into a super-state while ignoring national differences. Morawiecki compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler and called for Europe to stand against Russian fascism.

The Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet quoted Morawiecki's rejection of a European super-state and primacy of nation states and his warning that the European Commission's authority has been growing over recent decades.

According to Mandiner, another Hungarian daily, Morawiecki said that Europe has reached a turning point that has made a situation even more dangerous than the fall of communism.

Spanish public radio RNE and television TVE recalled that Ukraine received Leopard tanks and MiG 29 fighter jets due to Morawiecki's involvement.

TVE stressed the importance of Morawiecki's argument that nation states can't be replaced by other political models.