From the EU to Ukraine, why the elections in Poland are important

On the one hand, the party that has been in government for eight years, Law and Justice (PiS), favored in the polls, on the other, the Civic Coalition headed by the former Prime Minister and former President of the European Council Donald Tusk. The result of these elections will also have an impact on international balances and strong repercussions in Europe and Ukraine.

Poland is under the European magnifying glass due to the continuous and repeated violations of the rule of law and the justice reform, which has cost Warsaw several infringement procedures. Italy is also watching these elections with interest: Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni hopes that Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will be re-elected for a third mandate, despite the positions taken during the negotiations on the new pact on migration and asylum. But above all, President Meloni is looking to the next European elections: a good positioning of her Fratelli di Italia party and solid and strengthened alliances with European conservatives as in the case of Poland, would give more bargaining power to the executive in negotiations with the EU on economic dossiers , but also on other central issues for Italy.