Warsaw – Former Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on Friday called on his compatriots to take part in a demonstration organised by opposition groups in support of the country’s role in the European Union.
“Poland should not be a problem for Europe, but offer solutions instead because Europe is the solution for Poland,’’ Komorowski said in a commentary.
Brussels and Warsaw have been at odds over controversial reforms introduced by the national-conservative Law and Justice party (PiS).
According to Komorowski, this is the time unity is needed within the 28-member EU to address a host of challenges, including the bloc’s migration crisis.
The EU has launched an investigation into new laws on the country’s public broadcasters, constitution and police powers, which are seen to undermine the bloc’s fundamental values.
The former political leader said that it would be dark day for Poland if the “nationalisation of politics” by populist parties were to collapse the EU.
Parliamentary opposition groups have organised a collective demonstration on Saturday under the slogan “We are and will remain in Europe.’’ (dpa/NAN)