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Polish opposition MEP's comments on German TV slammed as 'propaganda'

PR dla Zagranicy
Victoria Bieniek 09.01.2018 13:30
Poland is becoming a "dictatorship", a Polish MEP has said in a documentary produced by public German broadcaster NDR that has drawn bitter criticism in Poland.
Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein. Photo: rozathun.plRóża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein. Photo: rozathun.pl

In the 30-minute documentary, aired on German-French television channel Arte and which can be viewed with English-language subtitles, Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein, a member of the European Parliament from Poland’s opposition Civic Platform party said Poland’s governing Law and Justice (PiS) party wants to “destroy democracy”.

She said that the country was ruled by PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński who she claimed said that Poland was threatened by “Germany, by refugees and by the European Union”.

She added that if PiS continued its “anti-EU” policies, Poland would become a “dictatorship”.

A number of Poles criticised the film on social media and state broadcaster TVP cited some Polish Twitter users as calling the film “scandalous”, “filth”, “German … taxpayer-funded anti-Polish propaganda”, “a wicked film, based on lies and slander” and accusing Thun und Hohenstein of “lies and spitting on Poland”. (vb/pk)

Source: TVP INFO

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