A Polish deputy foreign minister urgently demands The New European, a British weekly, to revise an article that defames Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) party.
The criticism arose from Denis MacShane, former UK Labour Minister for Europe, who claimed the defeat of PiS in the Polish elections interrupted a narrative of Europe’s rightward shift.
“Fortunately, this narrative was interrupted last month by the defeat of the anti-EU, anti-women, homophobic Law and Justice party in the Polish elections, although Donald Tusk’s return as prime minister is being held up by President Andrzej Duda,” the article reads.
In response, Arkadiusz Mularczyk, the deputy foreign minister, expressed concern on social media, insisting on the revision of the article and emphasizing that Law and Justice strongly denies the claims. Mularczyk calls upon The New European to address this matter promptly, asserting that such statements should not go unchallenged.
“It is extremely worrying how a former UK Labour Minister of State for Europe @DenisMacShane can defame Law and Justice and Poland in this way and that a media source can allow these defamatory statements to be published. Law and Justice refutes these claims in the strongest possible terms,” he wrote on the X platform.
“I call upon @TheNewEuropean to change this text as soon as possible. Statements like this must not be left unchallenged,” Mularczyk added.