European Union (EU) might have pushed things too far this time as officials are worried U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s visit to Poland will bolster the patriotic government there, encouraging their defiance of the EU, and damage “European unity (supremacy)”.
Before heading to the G20 meeting Friday and Saturday, Trump will travel to Warsaw, Poland, where he will deliver a speech and attend the Three Seas Initiative Summit of central and eastern European nations. That summit is designed to bolster regional trade and infrastructure. Trump is also expected to meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda.
The president’s one-day stop-off – en route to the G20 summit in Hamburg – is for a gathering dubbed the Three Seas project, bringing together leaders from Central Europe, the Baltic States, and the Balkans.
The event has been convened by Poland as it bids to garner influence outside the EU – which has clashed with its nationalist government over migrant policy and sovereignty.
Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and Mr. Trump have similar views on migration and climate change and share a suspicion of international bodies and globalisation.
The President also backed BRexit and predicted the further break-up of the EU; his dealings with the rebellious, right wing governments of Central Europe will be watched closely by Brussels with much apprehension and no doubt heaps of slander.
Poland has taken a leading rolling in opening the rift between the ex-Communist, Eastern and Central EU nations (with largely patriotic governments) and globalist liberal Western European nations.
Most recently, Poland led a resistance to the EU’s forced migrant resettlement quotas – opposed by Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary – as the EU pushes to enforce and “sanction” and fine nations that refuse to take thousands of Middle Eastern asylum seekers.
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło recently called the migrant quota policy “a madness of Brussels elites” in a speech in parliament.
Showing their penchant for supremacy, one European official, who declined to be named, said he (Trump) can’t do deals with individual EU countries over the head of the European Union,” he added.
The US President will be looking to push exports of U.S. gas on the trip as Poland attempts to reduce its reliance on Russia. Poland will seek reassurance of the president’s commitment to NATO as it faces a perceived threat from Russia.