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2 May 2017

MFA statement in connection with Emmanuel Macron’s declaration

We are following with interest the election campaign in France on account of the country’s significance for the future of the EU. In this context, we regret to note that once again during the presidential campaign in France, an allied country that like Poland is a member of NATO and the European Union, a candidate for the highest office in the state has used unacceptable comparisons and mental shortcuts that mislead the public opinion.

The government of the Republic of Poland is not an ally of Ms. Marine Le Pen. Indicating an alleged alliance between Madame Le Pen and the chairman of Law and Justice (PiS) is a manipulation, and counting Jarosław Kaczyński among the group of "Le Pen’s friends who are violating many freedoms” is wrong and inappropriate. 

 

Values and rules of free democracy are observed in Poland. The fundamental values that have been present in the Polish political culture and tradition for hundreds of years include respect and tolerance for people who have different political views or a different faith. We would also like to recall that anyone who is familiar with the history and the domestic political scene in Poland has no right to accuse Poles of sympathies for imperial Russia.

 

We expect that the future president of France – regardless of which candidate wins the election – will do an in-depth analysis and clarify any possible doubts in bilateral contacts before making judgements about other states’ policies.

 

MFA Press Office

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