Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has questioned Poland’s place within the EU, telling German newspaper Tagesspiegel that “today’s Poland under PiS could be an EU member no longer”.
He went on to argue that Poland “no longer respects the Copenhagen criteria that the country had to meet before EU accession”.
“But there is something else in Poland,” he said. “Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of the PiS government division, is an ideologue. He believes the EU is a brake-pedal for Poland.
This is not the first time Asselborn has publicly criticized a fellow member state.
In September, he called for Hungary to be suspended from the EU for violating democratic “core values” and treating refugees like “animals”.