EU criticism of Poland 'overblown' - US ambassador

The US ambassador stated that the EU has been reluctant to acknowledge how much progress Poland has made, particularly when it comes to economic growth. Jerzy Muszyński/PAP

US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher told Reuters in an interview that the European Union's criticism of Poland regarding democratic values was 'overblown,' and that the EU has been reluctant to acknowledge how much progress Poland has made.

"If you're asking me... do I think that a lot of the attacks on Poland about democratic values is overblown, my answer is yes, I do," Ambassador Mosbacher said.

The US ambassador stated that the EU has been reluctant to acknowledge how much progress Poland has made, particularly when it comes to economic growth.

"It's still seen as the adolescent in the EU and it isn't anymore... I don't think France and Germany... comfortable with that yet," she added.

The diplomat also said that the agreement signed in June 2019, by Presidents Andrzej Duda and Donald Trump to bring 1,000 U.S. troops to Poland, would be finalised "within weeks, not months."