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The Polish Hand Slap

Poland did not take kindly to being treated like a spanked child by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that this was a wake-up call for his country and for Europe.

Last week von der Leyen was asked what she would do if Italy elected a new government that was far right and not aligned with the EU’s current policies. She answered with a thinly veiled threat saying this:

“If things go in a difficult direction, I’ve spoken about Hungary and Poland, we have tools.”

In other words, “Look at Hungary and Poland over there in the corner with a dunce cap. You want that to happen to you?”

Europe has already halted 7.5 billion Euros of aid towards Hungary and instated similar punishments on Poland last year. You’d think they’d be more careful about pissing off Poland given that it is the West’s staging ground for involvement in the war in Ukraine.

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