In a clear case of “well he would know, wouldn’t he”, Mr Donald Tusk, the current EU President and himself a Pole, warned the remaining EU members of the Brussels cabinet this week that the Polish government is not to be underestimated in its threat to leave the union if their demands on judiciary reform and immigration policies are not met.
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The conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party that governs Poland with an absolute majority has been at loggerheads with the EU Commission in Brussels on several issues, and everyone knows that ‘Polexit’(Poland leaving the EU) is, of course, the ultimate trump card they hold but after Brexit everyone in the EU has been reluctant to dare name another country of the 28-member bloc that might leave.
Mr. Tusk said: "for PiS the benefit of being in the EU boils down to the balance of payments, with a complete disregard for other benefits like the common market, legal order, guaranteed security, etc."
I wish my grandfather had lived 2C the Poles become the smartest of all European Nations, he took great pride in being from #Poland#Poland has no choice but to #Polexit (I’m copywriting that 2 starts anti-Globalist themed strip club) from the #EU & start the stampede 4 the rest https://t.co/SuiPiVwFCB— DrSchmalz (@DrSchmalz) 10 January 2018
According to the EU commission, as long as Poland continues to receive money from the other member states to improve its economy and bring it to the same level as their, all is well. But should this ever turn and Poland have to pay like the richer Western European nations do, things could turn very quickly?
"As long as we're not a net contributor, the game is worth the candle for them. So I can easily imagine a situation where if one day Poland finds itself among the (net) contributors, the Polish government will decide that it's time to ask Poles if they still want Poland in the EU and then will work hard so that they come to the conclusion that it's necessary to say goodbye to membership."
Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki, well aware of the concerns Brussels has, stated in response: "We don't want to be a dogmatic, doctrinaire or extremist government; we want to be a government that draws together the economy and society, as well as the European and global dimensions with a local level."
With a population of some 40 million and stellar economic growth, Poland is closing in on the economic GDP level enjoyed by the Western European states quickly. Furthermore, one of the benefits of Brexit for Poland is that a lot of its ‘foreign workers’ are expected to return to Poland from the UK, bringing their added skill set to an already booming economy.