Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, commenting on Frans Timmermans's candidacy for president of the European Commission (EC) in Brussels on Monday, said the new opening in the EU that is "undoubtedly" visible today requires new faces and new ideas.
If Frans Timmermans' candidature for president of the European Commission comes up during today's EU summit, all the countries of the Visegrad Group - Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary - will vote against it PAP has learnt from an EU source.
European Commission (EC) Vice President Frans Timmermans is not a good candidate for the EC president as he does not seek compromise, divides Europe and does not understand Central Europe, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said before an EU summit on Sunday.
Witold Waszczykowski, who served as foreign minister from 2015-18, wrote his misgivings in an opinion piece published on the Onet website.
"Poland is very much pro-European, but a little bit Brussels-sceptic", Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in an interview with the CNN news channel on Thursday during a trip to the US.
Poland has tangible facts to present in the form of legal amendments it has introduced, which shows the country is willing to seek a compromise amid determination to reform its justice system, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
"There are various forces which are not interested in a compromise. I am glad that the EC Vice-President does not represent such a position," Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said after a meeting with Frans Timmermans in Warsaw on Monday.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki will hold another meeting with European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans in Warsaw on Monday to discuss the rule of law in Poland.
The European Commission's Vice-President Frans Timmermans said that, at this stage, there is no chance to withdraw Article 7 which was launched by the EC in connection with concerns about the rule of law in Poland.
EC Vice-President Frans Timmermans cannot guarantee a "happy end" to the current rule of law conflict between the Commission and Poland, as this lay with the Polish parliament and government.