Warsaw dismisses European criticism as German


olish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski (L) and German Ambassador to Poland Rolf Nikel (R) at a press conference after a meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Warsaw, Poland, 11 January 2016. German Ambassador Rolf Nikel was summoned to the Polish Foreign Ministry in connection with 'anti-Polish comments by German politicians' in media.

But, for Warsaw, the enemy is in Berlin

The European Commission will review a controversial Polish media law on Wednesday; but for Warsaw the enemy is in Berlin, not Brussels. The law envisages that the Treasury Minister is solely responsible for appointing heads of public media outlets, rather than a media supervisory committee.

Following a meeting with the German Ambassador to Poland, Wilelm Nikel, the Polish Foreign Minister extended an invitation to German politicians and journalists to witness Polish democracy in action.


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