Following comments from Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Asselborn about Poland’s place in the EU, the country’s Ambassador to Luxembourg verbally fired back in an open letter to the Minister.
In an interview given to German newspaper ‘Tagesspiegel’, Asselborn said on Sunday that “today’s Poland under Jaroslaw Kaczynski could be an EU member no longer”, considering the country’s recent political developments and statements of its political leaders.
Polands Ambassador to Luxembourg, Piotr Wojtczak, rebuked by publishing an open letter directed at Foreign Minister Asselborn and accusing him of “duplicating superficial stereotypes about the situation in Poland”.
A vision to reorganise the country
Wojtczak said that Asselborn didn’t make any efforts to come up with a deeper analysis and left out recent developments in this regard. The Ambassador defends these recent developments as having the “intention of removing pathologies that have been accumulated over the past years”.
Referring to the need to respect the principles of objectivity, the sovereignty of nations, subsidiarity and national identity in the political dialogue, Wojtczak not only accuses Asselborn, but also European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans of violating these principles.
Asselborn’s comments about Jaroslaw Kaczynksi, accusing the latter of being an anti-EU ideologue are dismissed by the Ambassador as an attempt to stigmatise not only the President, but the country as a whole.
Wojtczak believes the contrary to be the case, claiming that his President has a vision to reorganise the country to benefit the people. The people would accept and support this “despite constant attacks by the media, the opposition, and the declarations of politicians such as the Foreign Minister of Luxembourg”, he claims.
Finishing on a more reconciliatory note, the Polish Ambassador writes that the EU was in need of a diversity of opinions, thoughts and traditions as well as a profound discussion on all those aspects.
The Polish government would stand ready to have this discussion with Asselborn.