Cover Osteuropa 1-2/2023

In Osteuropa 1-2/2023

Forward into the Past!
Mateusz Morawiecki’s Ideas on Europe

Bastian Sendhardt

Deutsche Fassung


Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has responded to President Emmanuel Macron’s and Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s speeches on Europe. In his own speech, delivered in Heidelberg, Morawiecki rejected a deepening of integration and an extension of the majority principle in the European Union’s decision-making process. The linchpin of his European policy thinking remains the nation state. Morawiecki’s vision for the European Union amounts to a return to a “Europe of fatherlands”.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2023, pp. 169–176)