Gov't failed to ensure equal EU subsidies for farmers - Trzaskowski

Trzaskowski said that PiS politicians like to take photos with farmers and talk about supporting them, but nothing much comes out of it. Jakub Kaczmarczyk/PAP

Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS), which came into power in 2015, did not live up to its election promise of ensuring EU subsidies for Polish farmers at an equal level to those in the West, presidential candidate Rafał Trzaskowski said on Tuesday.

Trzaskowski, who is running against incumbent President Andrzej Duda in this coming Sunday's election, on Tuesday visited the village of Radzicz in northern Poland.

Trzaskowski, currently the mayor of Warsaw, said that PiS politicians like to take photos with farmers and talk about supporting them, but nothing much comes out of it.

"I pledge to cooperate with the government on the matter and to fight for the subsidies to be as big as possible. One needs to have allies in this respect and be able to build alliances within the European Union," Trzaskowski said.

Commenting on his poor results among countryside voters in the first round of the election, the candidate said that he understands how much work he has to do "to regain credibility after all those who didn't care enough about farmers."

Trzaskowski's electorate is mainly urban.