Poland, Hungary Join Together To Challenge EU Bureaucracy

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Submitted by Alex Gorka via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

The rifts within the EU continue to widen as Poland and Hungary join together in opposition to the EU bureaucracy.

Soon after Poland’s ultra-conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party came to power in October 2015, the Polish parliament passed a law allowing the government to appoint the judges of its choosing to the highest court and not recognize those chosen by its predecessor, the liberal Civic Platform party.

The crisis began in 2015 when Civic Platform, the party then in power, improperly nominated two judges to the constitutional court. When the PiS won October’s elections, it refused to recognize them and also blocked three other judges who had been properly selected by parliament. PiS also wants the court to hear cases in chronological order, rather than setting its own priorities for tackling its caseload. The Polish government believes it is unfair that a constitutional court with a majority of judges appointed under the previous parliament should be able to scupper flagship policies for which PiS secured a mandate in democratic elections in 2015.

Legal experts advising the Council of Europe, the continent’s top human rights watchdog, have concluded that the changes breach the rule of law, democracy and human rights. The Council and the European Parliament have expressed their concerns and urged the government to backtrack on its reform.The constitutional crisis has already given rise to a string of large demonstrations by a new Polish popular movement, the Committee for the Defence of Democracy.

Last December, President Andrzej Duda appointed a candidate backed by PiS as the new head of the constitutional court, which had been locked in a struggle with the government. In response, the European Commission said it considered the procedure which led to the appointment of Judge Julia Przy??bska to the post as “fundamentally flawed as regards the rule of law.” The Commission has set the Polish government a late February deadline to implement measures to protect the powers of the constitutional court.

On February 20, Poland dismissed demands that it implement judiciary reforms deemed essential by the European Commission to uphold the rule of law. Warsaw risks being stripped of its voting rights in the 28-member bloc, but such a move requires unanimity, while Hungary said it would not support sanctions. Hungary has also been harshly criticized by European structures for alleged violations of EU rules and standards.

In 2015, Poland and Hungary joined together to stop an EU ministerial agreement that would have forced all EU countries to honor same-sex “marriages” wherever they were contracted in the European Union. The botched agreement proposed by Luxemburg to the EU justice ministers addressed property rights, pensions and insurance. Poland and Hungary opposedit on the grounds that this would violate their sovereign prerogative to legislate on marriage and family matters.

The fact that two countries in the heart of Europe would oppose even an indirect recognition of same-sex “marriage,” and undoubtedly in the face of strong pressures from other EU states, speaks volumes about the direction Poland and Hungary have chosen. It is not the trajectory in which EU diplomacy, reliant on EU consensus, has taken so far.

The Hungary’s stance on Poland makes EU divisions come in the open to put an end to all the talkingabout the much-praised European unity. And it’s not Brexit only.

Actually, the EU is already divided. The «Alliance of Europe’s South» is being formed to include Greece, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and Malta. Several EU members mull the possibility of a mini- Schengen bloc to comprise the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria – the nations sharing deep cultural and historic links and opposing the idea of wealthy countries in the north subsidizing poorer EU members in the south.

The Visegrad group (Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) openly opposes the EU migration policy and offers its own vision of what the EU should become in the future. An extraordinary conference of the groups prime ministers in February, 2016, led to a statement reasserting the members’ insistence on “more effective protection” of the EU’s external borders to “stem the migratory flow.” It also repeated the countries’ opposition to a quota system for resettling refugees through the EU.

The group possesses enough significant growth and influence to move beyond the Continent. In particular, the combined GDP of the group makes it the world’s 15th largest economy, and the number of its representatives in the European Parliament is twice as large as the number of representatives of France, Italy and the United Kingdom.

Europe is facing a prolonged period of political upheaval, with elections also slated for 2017 in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Italy – all countries where economic anxiety, opposition to the EU and a surge in migration have fed growing support for populist parties.

The EU is also deeply divided over the sanctions imposed against Russia. Many countries oppose the «trade war» and the discontent is growing. Imposed three years ago, the restrictive measures have failed to achieve any results. The policy has little impact on Moscow. President Vladimir Putin has said manty times that Russia’s economy can rebound stronger from Western sanctions. It has been estimated that the cost to European farmers of the sanctions against Moscow is equal to 5.5 billion euros a year.

According to the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), the macroeconomic effects of the trade loss, amounting to €34 billion in value added in the short run and €92 billion in the longer. Keeping farmers in business, on a drip of multi-million euro rescue packages is not a sustainable solution.

Poland and Hungary are getting closer as their criticism of European institutions grows stronger. Both nations defend measures to freeze the process of European integration and take back national prerogatives transferred to Brussels. They will work together to resist the EU’s attempts to enforce a scheme to relocate refugees across the bloc.

One thing leads to another. Poland is working to extend its influence beyond the Visegrad Group by giving a boost to the relations with Romania and Slovakia – EU member states also opposing the bloc’s asylum seekers’ relocation plans imposed by Germany.

The disenchantment with European integration is already pervasive in the region. Eurosceptics not only challenge Brussels, they demonstrate their willingness to unite. A new alliance appears to be emerging inside the EU to undermine it, or even destroy it, from within. Other nations inspired by this example are likely to join, spurring the process that can hardly be stopped.

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zero_wedge's picture

The last 2 Euro countries with backbone.

Nona Yobiznes's picture

Two European countries that know a little bit about being controlled by an unaccountable foreign entity and having their culture decimated. I'm Polish, and even as they joined the EU, I knew it wouldn't work out too well with the direction the Union was going in. There's no fucking way Poles will tolerate their country being overrun by violent Muslims who can't keep their dick in their pants. No way we were going to lose our sovereignty yet again. 

The EU must pursue radical reform by minimizing their scope down to a simple free trade bloc, scrapping the Euro, and taking a cleaver to their bloated bureaucracy. Otherwise, they will continue dying a slow, painful death. 

Erek's picture

"The EU must pursue radical reform by minimizing their scope down to a simple free trade bloc, scrapping the Euro, and taking a cleaver to their bloated bureaucracy."

Never happen.

https://youtu.be/uTmfwklFM-M

beemasters's picture

Russia Brexit meddling? Labour MPs DEMAND inquiry over Putin's influence in Leave vote
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/772192/russia-brexit-hacking-vladimir-p...

Putin's influence over Hungary and Poland too....no doubt. Hillary approves this message.

Sandmann's picture

Putin is The Grand Puppetmaster and Western politicians are his string puppets as we all suspected. Better to deal with the organ grinder rather than his monkeys

Flash007's picture

What's wrong with you, don't you get any attention back home?

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) Flash007 Feb 27, 2017 10:57 AM

Good for the Eastern Europe. They fucking recognize bulshit communism when they see it not like the snowflakes in the West that think socialism is hip and groovy. EU must be killed ASAP, before they spread their venom across the pond.

EU Moves to Censor “Racist Language” by Populists Ahead of Key Elections

http://dailywesterner.com/news/2017-02-27/eu-moves-to-censor-racist-lang...

Erek's picture

Didn't you know? Putin is the most powerful guy on the planet. He has influence over everything. Just ask any loser.

847328_3527's picture

Looks like Poland and Hungry are Winning!

However, it's odd the Polish and Hungarian hard working people don;t want to take orders from a group of unelected old men in Brussells who only have their Polish and Hungarian best interests at heart?

Upstarts!

fleur de lis's picture

NATO has a grip on Poland and Hungary, so they will only be allowed to wander off the Brussels reservation to a point.

If the EU really gets concerned about the Poles and Hungarians getting all uppity and independent minded, they only have to flood the place with NATO soldiers, equipment, and buildings.

The Poles and Hungarians have to dump NATO unless they want to be used as pawns to threaten Russia.

NATO was a fraud since the day it was hatched, along with its now defunct twin SEATO/ South East Asian Treaty Organization.

So ignorant and arrogant were our slavemasters after the world war they had planned and managed, that they divided the world into two spheres of influence, thinking that a traumatized planet would be easier to control.

 

 

fx's picture

Not everyone who is opposing the bureaucrats and warmongers and neocon globalists in Brussels is automatically a 'good' guy. Poland is a case in point. The guys in power currently there really do wreck the judicial system along withe the free press. And Poland has always been a US puppet torpedoing the EU , as has Britain. Now that Britain exits (which is really good for them), Poland will be the major US-lapdog trying to weaken europe, prevent any co-operation with Russia and the likes. Hardly anyone is as russophob as are the Polish - well, apart from the Ukainian Nazis, of course.
Fvck Poland!

BarkingCat's picture

Interesting comment considering that Poles hate the Germans much more than the Russians and yet manage to be in a union with them.

Wrecking the free press?? You mean not putting up with jew propaganda? 

Like Russians, the Poles know the truth about the press. It comes from being under the Soviet yoke for half a century.

 

animalogic's picture

Didn't YOU know -- Putin controls the orbits of the planets...in this solar system AND the next...

Paper Mache's picture

I'm a Brit. Russian influence my arse.  I voted out because the EU is a a drain on our country. Oh, and it's full of rag head rapefugees. 

UncleChopChop's picture

i'm pleased to say i agree with you. i don't think the poles will take that shit lying down. they have vast reservoirs of collectively held cultural anger to fuel them.

X- x3's picture

U say, "There's no fucking way Poles will tolerate their country being overrun by violent Muslims who can't keep their dick in their pants...".

My question to you and other pollacks is,

"Are you Polski-Patriots gonna continue to allow yourselves to be butt-fucked by (((Mario Draghi))), (((Golman Sachs))), (((Rothschilds))), (((etc.)))... ?".

btw, I don't find 'polish jokes' funny.

Do me a favour, and, answer the question?

X-

HowdyDoody's picture

Poland is happy to torture Muslims but doesn't like them moving in. They behave just like their owner.

Polish SF have also been helping their US buddies in Jordan train 'carefully vetted moderate rebels'. You know, the guys who moderate their actions to beheading just little boys whilst the extremists trained by the CIA decapitate adults.

froze25's picture

WWhat's your point? Does that mean they have a obligation to allow themselves to be invaded and over run?

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

I'm Polish...

check the Kalergi plan, you are going to love it!

Belrev's picture

Pure theatrics. If they really want to rise up then they should leave EU both politically and economically.

land_of_the_few's picture

Poland hate immigrants *even though they haven't got any*.

Must be hilarious when the boot-boys march through town looking for blacks to beat up.

They don't seem to mind emigrating en masse to other peoples' countries, courtesy of EU freedom of movement and residence rights. Apparently that is supposed to be ok.

Do they still airbrush Beyoncé pure white on magazine covers?

Old Europe's picture

People from Poland go to other EU countries to work there, not to leech, outbreed and finally expel the native polulation.

land_of_the_few's picture

You might want to speak to some Brits about their opinion on that. Brexit isn't just about Arabs.

There are now more Poles than Indians in UK. 831,000 Poles in UK in 2015 compare to around 80,000 in 2004 (when Poland joined the EU).

Many of the Poles that left never had a job in Poland in their entire lives. Quite a few don't work in UK either. Many stay on benefits and have kids.

Most immigrants to EU countries aren't from outside the EU.

Bulgarians and Romanians would have been the next wave.

Sandmann's picture

Most immigrants to EU countries aren't from outside the EU.

Total and absolute crap.......look at France, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Greece, Spain, Italy
c2nnib2l's picture

I don't think you ever looked into office of national statistics. 5% of poles that arrived in UK after 2004 claiming benefits. They are all working. Don't believe in what you read in The Sun or Telegraph it's propaganda nothing else. 

Poles pay taxes, work hard, and don't detonate themselves on the streets. 

and after 10 years you can't see the difference between pole and an English lad they assimilate very well. Same culture, same faith. In USA you've got millions of poles that assimilated very well over the 100 of years 

JohnGaltUk's picture

What will be scarey is when the economy turns down hard here in the UK. These immigrants will soon find out we are not so welcoming to our new friends.

Brits are very tolerant compared to the pig ignorant eastern europeans. I know I married one, they are the potatoe peeler in a draw of knivies.

Overdrawn's picture

I'm British, I don't mind the Poles, or the Indians neither group are causing any problems.  Muslims are a completely different story, failing to integrate is one thing, trying to take over our country is something completely different and totally unacceptable.  They either don't understand or don't care how repulsive we find their cultural and religious practices.

Sandmann's picture

How do you know Poland has no "immigrants" ?

Poland's history is tied up with Russian, Austrian and German Empires. It was Churchill who 3 April 1943 put forward a Cabinet Paper outlining Ethnic Cleansing of Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria of German-speakers and accepting mass-murder.

12,000,000 German-speakers were expelled from Central Europe 1945-47 with millions killed. That was how Central Europe became homogenous and why it sees large groups of "immigrants" as leading to war and separatism

Volkodav's picture

good post....somebody learned real history

Churchill was War Criminal

tuetenueggel's picture

Not only Churchill but also "Bomber" Harris, Rosevelt ( A-Bombs on Japan civilians ),

Stalin ( killing Millions of his own people ).

BarkingCat's picture

And it was Stalin who control that region after FDR, Churchill and Stalin divided up Europe. 

So it was really a Stalin directive and most people blame Russia for Stalin's crimes, even after being told that Stalin was a Georgian.

fleur de lis's picture

Stalin was a Rothschild employee from his days as a firebug and violent criminal in Baku.

The Rothschilds spotted his potiential as a savage killer who would take orders from them in exchange for power.

Stalin's 1911 police record --

http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/joseph-stalin-mugshot-1911/

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

12,000,000 German-speakers were expelled from Central Europe 1945-47 with millions killed.

That is anti semite! only 6 millions Joos died in a whole carcass blood sacrifice offering (hollowhoax), and nobody else died...

well and if they died then they were Goyim cattle  anyway....

check Ursula Haverbeck videos

 

Olympus Mons is not a Volcano's picture

Hence why USA is putting it's military in many countries of Eastern Europe.

It's primary function is not for Russia, it's to try to keep theses countries from forming new ties with Russia.

 

land_of_the_few's picture

Also the US wanted to put the brakes on its geo-political competitor, the EU. Which had a bigger economy and population than the US.

Hence, "f*ck the EU" and so on.

lincis's picture

history repeating

quadraspleen's picture

"the Committee for the Defence of Democracy"

 

I wonder who funds that august political body (that only just got formed)

 

*thinks

ukipboy's picture

Exactly. As soon as I read the title of that group, I knew it was another Soros front. Time for him to do the banker jump from a high floor.

DeeZ_nutZ's picture

Hungary and Poland are white Christian countries.  They need to shut down their border, build a fucking wall and charge european idiots 100,000 EUR per head to enter before those heads will be cut off by the multicultural tourists.  That, of course, if those euros will be worth anything at all.

Pretty soon the term refugees will apply to the former citizen of once glorious and prosperous EU.

BandGap's picture

Bingo, don't minimize the Christian part.

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

I think HAUS predicted this months ago...

various German families are getting a home there ... Just in case.

SwaziRed's picture

In other European news, the MICEX (that's the Moscow Exchange, for you goobers) is down another 1.1% as I type this. That's total tankage of ~10% (2,285->2,069) since the New Year's peak.

Quite a serious drop, wouldn't you say?

I'm certain that Durden & Co will be presenting detailed commentary on this major development any minute now.

Sandmann's picture

You think Stock Indices are important ??  They are Casinos

ebworthen's picture

Poland and Hungary recognize that the threat is from the Middle East, and the mentally-ll political correctness of the E.U. "West".  No border = no country (or individual self).

BTW - there is no "Russian Connection" or hacking of the U.S. election, beyond the deluded mentally-ill of the U.S. and "West" M.S.M. backing a fake news cow pie!!!

BritBob's picture

Time to exit the EU.  Most in the UK were in favour of a European Economic Zone, free trade etc but a European Union. Nah.

There is a trade imbalance in favour of the European Union so it is in the interest of the EU to make amicable arrangements with the United Kingdom. What's more, the UK can do its own trade deals on a one-to-one basis instead of having the EU to deal 27 member states before it makes a trade deal.

The UK has opted for a hard Brexit especially when one country (or part of a country in Belgium) can stall negotiations for so long. Spain could act in a similar fashion over Gibraltar and has the cheek to maintain its Gibraltar sovereignty claim. Claim?

Gibraltar - Some Relevant International Law: https://www.academia.edu/10575180/Gibraltar_-_Some_Relevant_Internationa...

So it looks like a quick hasta luego !

 

man of Wool's picture

Good article. It highlights the lack of unity in the EU and the cynical backhand ways the EU tries to enforce conformity in social areas, which are really outside their remit. 

I think it should give the Uk hope when negoiating the EU. The EU is not strong politically and this article emphasises this fact.. It is pretty ridiculous and naive to think you can run 27 different countries the same on social issues. 

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

It is pretty ridiculous and naive to think you can run 27 different countries the same on social issues.

Yes, it is hard...that is why you need to mongrelize Europe with brown low IQ rapefugees...

read the Kalergi plan, the great founder of the PAN europa movement!

Joe A's picture

Seems that Rumsfeld was right after all some 13-14 years ago when he referred to France and Germany as the 'old' Europe and to Poland as the 'new' Europe (he said that in reference to criticism of the Iraq war by the former two and the positive support of Poland).

These governments in Poland and Hungary are a bit dubious to express it mildy and deficient in democracy content but the same can be said for the EU.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

the EU sees both of these countries as racist homo phobes..to be ignored.

brussels is full of EU blindmen..petting a lion in the dark thinking it is a donkey.