EU news: Poland's prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki has urged the EU to reform (Image: GETTY )
Mateusz Morawiecki urged Brussels bosses to listen to the demands of his nation in angry comments, which lay bare the deepening East-West divide in the bloc, ahead of May’s European Parliament vote. He accused the EU of “not understanding” the situation in “post-communist countries” after Brussels launched disciplinary proceedings over Warsaw’s judicial reform. Mr Morawiecki told the Financial Times: “Brussels and the European Commission need to be very receptive to what is going on in different countries.
“The voice of different countries, and in particular central European countries, will need to be heard much more clearly.
“The EU as an institution needs reform and when I speak to prime ministers from other countries, most of them agree that a serious revamp of procedures and institutions is needed, but everyone is waiting for the European elections.
“People from Brussels completely do not understand the situation in post-communist countries.”
Poland joined the EU in 2004, but there are already signs the country is growing fed up of the bloated Brussels machine.
EU news: The bloc faces a East-West divide (Image: GETTY )
The EU as an institution needs reform