The importance of recent parliamentary elections in Poland far exceeded its local limitations. No wonder that the EU member-states and outside world carefully and attentively observed the voting process, since the polish people had to determine which foreign policy vector they would support – pro-EU or anti-EU, neighbor-friendly or regional-defiant? What does this decision mean for the EU? An response to David Grodzki’s assessment entiteld “Why Poland’s new old government is good news for the EU”.
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Recent elections in EU member states have seen the rise of eurosceptic parties, often causing even established pro-European parties to run campaigns distancing them from the Union. The parliamentary elections in Poland between the pro-European government parties and the national-conservative opposition might have turned the tide, as euroscepticism has failed to convince voters. Five reasons why the re-election of the PO-PSL government is good news for the EU.
The Polish EU-presidency is going to make it one of their priorities, the US and Canada have greatly benefited from taking their chances with it and it might be the solution to more EU energy independence from Russia and Algeria. The talk is of course about shale gas, sometimes referred to as unconventional gas. While it certainly could contribute to greater energy security, there remain doubts over the future prospects of shale gas exploitation in the EU.