Germany wants to rule Europe, again – Polish leader

Polish leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has accused Germany of wanting to dominate Europe by peaceful means after its failure to do so by military means.

“The Germans today want to achieve by peaceful means what they wanted to achieve by military force,” Kaczynski declared Saturday during an event in Legnica, in the south of the country.

However, Kaczynski stressed that Europe’s strength lies in its diversity and in the sovereignty of EU member states. That is why he considers that Germany’s attempt to dominate Europe “is a path that leads to crisis and disaster”, which worries Poland, Europe and also Germany.

Kaczynski is the leader of Poland’s ruling party, the conservative Law and Justice (PiS). Although he does not hold any government position, he is the most influential political figure in the country.

The PiS has hardened its nationalist and anti-German discourse in view of the approaching elections scheduled for next year and a clear decline in the party’s results in the polls.