Poland has a history of fighting for democracy. Solidarność (“Solidarity”), is an emblem of this long-established tradition. With its roots in trade unionism, it “shook and delegitimized the communist regime by exposing its ideological but false claims of being a free “workers’ state”. Polish authorities have, therefore, not taken it lightly that the European Union is giving Poland what they deem are lessons on democracy. This article is from KULR8. Here is an excerpt:
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Friday that nobody has the right to lecture his country on democracy, after the European Union said talks were still ongoing over the payment of billions of euros to bloc member Poland due to rule of law issues.
“Nobody will teach us what democracy and rule of law are because Poland has a very long and noble history of fighting against all kinds of totalitarianism and despots,” Morawiecki said on Facebook.
“We fought for the rule of law and democracy during the terrible years of communism, but we have a much longer longer tradition of democracy and we do not want to be instructed by anyone in Western Europe about what democracy is, what the rule of law is, because we know best,” the prime minister added.
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