Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki received a standing ovation after his speech from the parliamentary rostrum, during which he urged to vote “over divisions”, which will open the way to obtaining funds from the EU Reconstruction Fund. Almost all the politicians in the ruling camp stood up and clapped. Zbigniew Ziobro, the leader of Solidarity Poland, did not get up.
On Tuesday, the Sejm deals with the draft law on the ratification of the EU’s own resources decision concerning the Reconstruction Fund. The meeting began at around 4pm. According to the schedule, a vote is to be held that day.
Applause after the Prime Minister’s speech …
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki took the floor from the Sejm rostrum. He called on the entire chamber to vote in favor of the law on the ratification of the decision to increase the European Union’s own resources. When he finished his speech, applause rang out in the plenary hall.
The camera recorded almost all politicians from the ruling camp applauding and standing up.
… and no reaction from Ziobro
The recording shows that at the same time the Minister of Justice and the leader of Solidarity Poland, Zbigniew Ziobro, is sitting on the government bench among the politicians standing around. You can’t see his hand, can’t be sure if he’s clapping. She is sitting with her head lowered and looking down. Also when the head of government returns to the site, passing right in front of Ziobro.
Solidarity Poland against ratification
Solidarity Poland has long objected to the adoption of the ratification. Less than an hour before the Tuesday session of the Sejm, Ziobro said at the conference that “there are some things where we can vote differently and our colleagues also need to understand it. “We see too great risks for Poland in this matter for us to change our minds,” he stressed. He explained that Solidarity Poland’s deputies will vote on the ratification “in accordance with their own conviction, looking at the far-reaching effects that these decisions can bring for Poland. “
Main photo source: SEJM of the Republic of Poland