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Aluzyjny eurosceptycyzm w debatach prezydenckich w 2015 roku
Allusive euro-skepticism in the 2015 presidential debates

Author(s): Marcin Piechocki
Subject(s): Electoral systems, Political behavior, Politics and communication
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: presidential campaign; euroscepticism;

Summary/Abstract: Foreign policy was not a significant part of the presidential campaign. It has been dominated by Russia and the issue of NATO bases in eastern Europe. Although Poles are among the biggest supporters of European integration, as a result of immigration crisis the group of people dissatisfied with European decisions, considered as a violation of sovereignty is growing. Since such persons are not opponents of integration as such, candidates resorted to more or less euro-skeptic speech. Some of them used the allusive Euro-skepticism to speak as supporters of integration and the presence of Polish EU and at the same time indicate the areas in which Poland will not agree to EU regulations.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 303-316
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish