Poland between the Virus and choice: We are certainly not xenophobic than others

"are Why many abroad as a fascist rednecks?" District administrator Piotr, 45 years old, a trained political scientist and the father of a daughter, feels tha

Poland between the Virus and choice: We are certainly not xenophobic than others

"are Why many abroad as a fascist rednecks?" District administrator Piotr, 45 years old, a trained political scientist and the father of a daughter, feels that the coverage of Poland and its government in many of the media distorted and unfair. "Xenophobia and hatred there is in any society, only with us. And if you take city and County of Dębica here in the South of Poland: Here, there are Roma and dark-skinned people, and we provide humanitarian aid to our sister city in the Ukraine. From there, many workers are here, in almost every industry. We poles are not xenophobic than others.“

Gerhard Gnauck

Political correspondent for Poland, the Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, based in Warsaw.

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the topic of LGBT provides upset. The County Council of Dębica adopted last year, how many local authorities in the more conservative southeastern Poland, a "Charter of family rights". Critics said then, Polish municipalities have declared themselves to be gay-free "zones". "Here is our Charter," says Piotr, and shows the five-page Text. "We rely on the enshrined in the Constitution of values. The words of LGBT or gay are not in the Charter at all.“ He is right: It's in the Charter to the promotion of the "family, of marriage as a Union between man and woman, of Parenthood, and motherhood, the Right of parents to educate their children in conformity with their own Convictions". Organizations that violate these values should get no public funds.

But the district also knows that you can be satisfied in the democracy, never all. "The wanted, allegedly, to the socialism, but we have seen how he has failed. Democracy also has its problems. Sometimes, social interests and the work of the authorities are in contradiction to each other.“ Piotr called foreign companies, such as the zinc power and Lufthansa, which wanted to open up businesses. Because of the fear of environmental and noise pollution, there were protests; apparently, the investments are stopped.

Updated Date: 28 June 2020, 07:20

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