Ashley Fox: Commission should follow UK's example on Poland

21-Dec-2017 @ 16:00

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Ashley Fox Ashley Fox

Ashley Fox Ashley Fox

Ashley Fox: Commission should follow UK's example on Poland

Speaking as British Prime Minister Theresa May visited Poland today, 24 hours after the European Commission's controversial decision to invoke Article 7 against the country, Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox said:

 

"The European Commission's politically motivated decision to invoke Article 7 against Poland is both misguided and counter productive.

"The Commission must think twice, then think again, before attempting to intervene in the domestic affairs of Member States as doing so risks inflaming, rather than resolving, differences.

"In the case of Poland, it should be taking the opportunity to build relationships with the new Prime Minister, not provoking confrontation. The rising popularity of Mateusz Marawiecki's government shows that the Polish people do not appreciate Brussels' interference.

"The UK places great importance on respect for rule of law and we are clear that all our partners should abide by international standards. Indeed, Theresa May will be raising the issue of judicial independence during her visit to Poland today.

"Mr Juncker and Mr Timmermans ought to follow her example and renew their efforts to resolve the current situation through discussion. If not, other countries will be left wondering whether they might be next on the Commission's list."


 

 
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