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  • “If Marine Le Pen wins presidential elections, I see very little room for common initiatives on the issues of primary importance to Poland,” MFA Deputy Head Konrad Szymański told PAP on Monday. In his words, “the issue of the Constitutional Tribunal is a detail in our relations with the EU.”

     

    “This is electoral tack,” commented Deputy Minister Szymański on the pronouncement of Marine Le Pen, National Front’s leader, who declared that if she wins presidential elections in France, she will cooperate with Jarosław Kaczyński on dismantling the European Union. 

     

    “I see very little room for common initiatives on the issues of primary importance to Poland if Ms Le Pen wins the elections – in the area of security policy, including Eastern policy and Russia, or the future of the common market,” said the MFA deputy chief.

     

    “We are on antipodes in the dispute that is being waged in the EU," he stressed.

     

    He went on to say that "the issue of the Constitutional Tribunal is a detail in our relations with the EU, and it is not going to dictate our alliances."

     

    During her meeting with journalists, the far right candidate in the French presidential elections defined the dispute over the Constitutional Tribunal as one common point we agree on. “The criticism that is being directed against Poland must be considered as political meddling in the state’s domestic issues,” said the National Front’s leader.

     

    Le Pen’s offer was covered by the daily Rzeczpospolita on Monday. “If I win, I will start cooperation with Kaczyński to dismantle the Union,” said the French politician as quoted by the daily.

     

    “I think we can cooperate on many issues. If I become president, I will start a joint debate with Mr Orban on what we believe to be inadmissible in the Union, what should not be tolerated in today’s workings of the EU. I will advance the same offer to Mr Kaczyński. We will definitely not agree on everything. But finally each country is free and sovereign to defend its own interests,” the National Front’s leader told Rzeczpospolita. According to her, another partner to dismantle the Community could also be UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May.

     

    Another area of common interest with the Polish government according to Le Pen is migration policy.

     

    In case of victory, Le Pen announced holding a referendum on whether France remains in the EU.

     

    The presidential elections in France will take place on 23 April (first round) and 7 May (second round).

     

    Source: PAP

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