Majority of Poles against abandoning veto rule in EU

In all, 58 percent of Poles are against the departure from the veto principle in the EU, a recent poll has shown.

Eleven percent of the respondents to the Social Changes poll for said Poland should not approve a proposal to abandon the veto rule in the EU.

Thirty one percent did not have an opinion on the matter.

In early May, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said that the veto rule should be liquidated as the EU could not afford key decisions being blocked by single EU members.

"Qualified majority voting can lead to more just results for all of us," Baerbock said at that time.

Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is against the proposal as, according to its members, the principle is one of the EU's foundations that guarantees smaller members that they are partners rather than objects in the EU.

Social Changes carried out the survey on a representative sample of 2,099 Poles on May 19-22, with the use of the Computer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI) method.