Donald Tusk’s return to the Polish political scene has, for several years, been the subject of much speculation and hesitation on the part of the person concerned. It is now registered. The one who was successful prime minister for seven years (2007-2014), before starting an international career as President of the European Council (2014-2019) and leader of the European People’s Party (EPP), was appointed on Saturday July 3, interim president of the Civic Platform (PO), the center-right opposition party he helped found in 2001.
“Yes, I’m back, I know you’ve waited a long time for me, he had fun during a congress staged to mark the occasion. I will be there 100% to help Poland out of the nightmare in which it is plunged ”, he said in reference to the policy pursued since 2015 by the national-conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party and its best enemy, Jaroslaw Kaczynski. During a speech, dressed in his eternal blue gray suit that did not leave him when he was Prime Minister, he suggested a certain emotion. His party colleagues have indeed given him a real rock-star welcome, chanting his name during several standing ovations.
“I haven’t gotten used to what’s going on in Poland. Today, evil rules. I get furious when I hear some people relativize the harm that PiS is doing to this country ”Donald Tusk
“I haven’t gotten used to what’s going on in Poland, he continued. Today, evil rules. I get furious when I hear some people relativize the harm that the PiS is doing to this country. It must be said clearly: when you see evil, there is no “more”… You fight it with all your might. “ Former party chairman Borys Budka, who was pressured to resign to allow Mr Tusk to return, added that one of his missions will be to “Rebuilding Poland’s image on the international scene and rebuilding the confidence of European partners”.
“Putin’s agenda 100% achieved”
The former prime minister made a violent diagnosis PiS policy, under fire from international criticism for six years for its repeated attacks on the principles of the rule of law. He notably accused him of undermining the security of the country, by having provoked, with a pro-Trump policy and after the victory of Joe Biden, “The worst crisis in relations with the United States since communism”. “The brutal and vulgar contempt for minorities, authoritarian tendencies, aversion to any form of freedom, denigration of the EU. This is Putin’s agenda 100% achieved ”, he asserted.
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