Poland is the EU member state that will miss German Chancellor Angela Merkel most. Polish-German relations look set to deteriorate more quickly than many predicted before the recent Bundestag election.
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One should not expect a parting of the ways between Poland and Germany in the near future so much as the further provincialisation of their relations in a changing European Union
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The EU’s institutions and member states must support the CJEU. But words – and more infringement procedures – will not be enough in themselves.
Polish voters are strongly divided on European issues. An unfair election could intensify these disagreements, threatening to turn Poland into an increasingly problematic partner for other EU member states.
By holding an election that violates fundamental democratic norms, Poland will slip further into the illiberal abyss