Thursday, April 25, 2024
European Union

Morawiecki inviting Orbán’s Fidesz and Le Pen’s National Rally to join Law and Justice’s group in European Parliament

Mateusz Morawiecki (photo courtesy of Law and Justice)


Law and Justice, the Polish conservative party, has just released a recording by former Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who is currently an opposition MP and Law and Justice (PiS) vice-president. In it, Morawiecki invites the parties of Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán and French opposition leader Marine Le Pen to join the European Conservatives and Reformists group in the European Parliament after the upcoming European elections.  

The common goal is “to save Europe” and “the ECR will most likely accept everyone who agrees against the dominant liberal and left-wing groups that are on course to destroy Europe,” says Morawiecki. is among the first to publish this audio recording, of which we are also publishing a transcript below.


It is clear that Europeans in all Member States are increasingly fed up with current EU policies. They won’t change and they are willing to express it this June during the European elections.

Farmers protest against climate policy all across the continent. There are rising prices and a lowering level of life. Young people have an inability to find adequately paid jobs and are struggling with ever higher rents for their apartments. Demographic crisis, uncontrolled migration, dangerous streets in European cities, or no-go zones in some areas. Add to that the hypocrisy of EU elites, and double standards vis-a-vis liberal leftists and conservative governments. Poland was heavily attacked and accused of breaching the rule of law while we were forming a government. Now, when liberals have taken over and actually break the law, the European Commission turns a blind eye.

How do the EU elites answer all these challenges? They want more power and more centralization. They want more power for the EU institutions without democratic oversight. Proposed treaty reforms further limit any influence of EU Member States and grant all the power to Brussels bureaucracy. This is the wrong direction. My government was firmly against it – that is why EU bureaucrats wanted to change it and they succeeded. Poland’s new leftist, liberal government is in favor of these flawed ideas but Law and Justice remains the strongest political party in Poland and we will do everything to stop it.

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That also includes effective alliances on a European level. We are willing to join forces with all groups that are against ill-conceived ideas such as promoting and facilitating illegal migration, open borders, unreasonable climate requirements that are harmful for European business, for European economies, or centralization of power taking it from the people and leaving it all in the hands of Brussels bureaucrats.

I am glad to hear that some other parties may consider joining the European Conservative and Reformists [group in the European Parliament] either before the EU elections or after. I spoke about it with Victor Orbán so I know Hungary may give thought to entering the ECR. That would enhance our capabilities to act towards a better Europe. We agree on some issues and disagree on others but certainly, we have common goals: more power to European people, less EU bureaucracy, more security and common sense, less migration and other self-harming policies.

I am not aware about the intentions and plans of Madam Le Pen but as I said we need to join forces on many different fronts to save Europe. The ECR will most likely accept everyone who agrees against the dominant liberal and left-wing groups that are on course to destroy Europe.