European leaders are growing accustomed to Poland’s tough negotiating but nothing could have prepared them for their tactics which came close to wreaking their EU summit. Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski twin brother of president Lech claimed World War II casualties should be taken into account when calculating EU votes which tie voting strength to population though he does not remember saying it in public.
Poland argued that their current population of 38 million would be around 66 million if the country had not suffered so under Nazi Germany. Bigger population more voting rights. However Poland’s stance especially as Germany currently holds the EU Presidency caused a few raised eyebrows.
Danish Prime Minister Andres Fogh Rasmussen said “ The idea of basing a decision on voting rights on World War II is absurd.” The twins are a formidable duo, long before they got into politics the pair appeared in movie called the “ Couple who sold the moon” named one of the best Polish films of the 20th century.