The co-Chairman of the Fresh Start Group says that the Government would be in a better position to conduct a renegotiation during the run-up to 2016.
Posts Tagged: Poland
A new series of focus groups offers an insight into the view from ‘new Europe’.
There is blame on both sides of the current dispute. But Brussels barging in won’t help matters.
For all last month’s summit and the Prime Minister’s diplomatic push, the figures have scarcely moved.
Garvan Walshe’s attack on them on this site last week was mistaken.
Garvan Walshe: Poland’s anti-democratic new government puts Thatcher’s Eastern Europe legacy in danger
Establishing democratic government in Eastern Europe was the great success of the Cold War. Poland’s new administration has set about destroying it.
Having led the way in creating an anti-federalist European bloc, our party’s concerns are shared by parties across the continent. This can only help with renegotiation.
Law and Justice now holds the Parliament and the Presidency – so much for critics who dismissed the ECR as a “lunatic fringe”.
The Ministry of Defence is today hosting a reception for the Polish President and numerous veterans.
Hence the Prime Minister’s warning that Corbyn cannot be trusted with national security, and Betty Boothroyd’s that Labour is galloping over a precipice.
By honouring their contribution we would strengthen the bonds of friendship between the UK and Poland which endure today.
Plus, we welcome a new Italian MEP to our group, as one of our former colleagues becomes President of Poland.
We won in the UK, entered government in Finland, welcomed a new Italian party, won the Polish Presidency and are optimistic about the Danish election.
Thanks to a promise kept and a great deal of hard work, the ECR group means we have more and better allies than before.
Robert Ledger: Cameron’s new aid programme is similar to one of Thatcher’s – but will it work as well?
Much like the Know How Fund in the 1980s, the Good Governance Fund is designed to encourage political and economic reform in Eastern Europe.