by Mark Angelides
President Donald Trump will next week make an official visit to Poland. Whilst many in the Polish government (and the citizens) welcome this visit, the leaders of the European Union are getting worried that it may cause or encourage defiance towards the Brussels Bureaucrats.
One EU diplomat is quoted as saying: “One cannot but feel a bit suspicious if it isn’t an attempt to break up European unity,” and this diplomat may, in fact, be quite right.
Poland (along with Hungary and the Czech Republic) has been under sustained economic attack over their refusal to fulfill EU migrant quotas. The EU is looking to sue the nations for up to 250,000 Euros for each of the migrants that they turn away (this equals a stunning 40 Billion Euros in total).
The main reason for President Trump’s visit is to start work on building up energy trade between the two countries (and other Balkan states) through the Three Seas Summit which seeks to create trade in natural gas from the US. But EU leaders are fearful that energy independence could lead to other kinds of independence.
To get an idea of the Polish feelings towards the EU and its meddling, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, called the EU quotas policy for relocation of refugees from the Middle East “a madness of Brussels elites”. The people of Poland (majority) are happily backing their government in the refusal to take enforced migrant quotas, and it is not surprising when they see the rising danger and ghettoization experienced by their neighboring countries. Many feel that it won’t be long before Poland calls for its own Independence referendum (Poxit?).
Being a former Communist country, Poland sees not only Globalists but also Russia as one of the most pressing threats for the future. They back President Trump’s stance on the strengthening of NATO (especially as the EU seeks to build a larger military force under the EU Commission’s control), and with almost 1000 US soldiers already based in Poland, they hope that there will be further ties and cooperation.
The EU is sending out as many “diplomatic signals” as possible in the hope of circumventing any troubles that may result from President Trump’s visit:
“We encourage Mr Trump to get out and travel as much as he can. He needs to understand Europe and he can do that by getting out and speaking to people, to European leaders,” “(But) he can’t do deals with individual countries over the head of the European Union”. “In Hamburg, he will hear different arguments, we can clear up anything that has been misconstrued.”
The EU does not want power to sit with national governments. They want all agreements to be made at the Brussels level and seek to undermine a Sovereign nation’s ability to deal with the outside world.
Let’s hope Trump decides to ignore the Globalists and let’s Poland regain its place on the world stage.
by Mark Angelides