Polish opposition swings behind new government as media row escalates


Sick and tired of hearing how democracy is in danger in Poland, the country’s opposition parties have now swung behind the new government.

In a rare show of unity, every single political party in Poland has now lined up against criticism from Brussels and Berlin that the firing of a handful of national broadcasting TV directors for misinformation is some kind of threat to media freedom.

http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article150950399/Opposition-stuetzt-Regierung-im-Streit-mit-Berlin.html

http://www.thenews.pl/1/10/Artykul/236301,Opposition-party-%E2%80%98will-not-attack-Polish-PM-in-Brussels%E2%80%99

The EU Commission has escalated the crisis by today launching a rule of law monitoring process which could culminate in Poland being stripped of its voting rights. That will be another own goal for the European project. The future of Europe cannot be built on lies. The conflict with Poland is essentially about the truth, and whether journalists are allowed to tell the truth.

http://www.dw.com/en/eu-commission-launches-rule-of-law-monitoring-process-on-poland/a-18975646

Poland should use the process to explain the facts about the Smolensk plane crash to the European public.

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