The European Commission Ukraine and Poland called different worlds

В Еврокомиссии Украину и Польшу назвали разными мирами

The representative of the European Commission called the scourge for the people of Ukraine a corrupt society with the oligarchs.

Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans called Poland and Ukraine in different worlds because of corruption and lack of rule of law in the past, UNIAN reports.

Remembering the situation in Poland during the liberation from communism, the politician noted that while the poles chose “the rule of law, democracy, openness, freedom of the media, the market economy and opportunities for all”.

“It’s a choice that was made by the Polish people, when they freed themselves from the Communist pressure. Not that we did, the poles did, starting in Gdansk. People, whom we can only admire such as Lech Walesa. They did this to themselves. But the European Union has helped, ” − said the Vice-President of the European Commission.

He is convinced that the situation in Poland was similar to the situation in Ukraine in the economic, social and political terms.

“Now look at the difference. It’s two different worlds. Part of that is because we have the rule of law. Because we have independent judges. Because corruption can be fought by an independent court. Therefore, in Poland there are no oligarchs, so in Poland there is a corrupt society, which is a scourge for the people of Ukraine,” − said Timmermans.

Earlier, the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said that the efforts to eradicate corruption in Ukraine today is insufficient. He advocated the early establishment in Ukraine of a competent independent body to combat corruption.

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