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the European UnionUntil his recent bungled attempt to block Donald Tusk's re-election as European Council President, Poland's de facto leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, may have appeared to many European Union leaders to be a politician in the vein of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban or some Western populist. Given Kaczynski's belief that he was humiliated at the recent summit, he will now lash out at the EU. He will provoke, obstruct, ignore and assign blame.Kaczynski believes that the European Council deserves a similar fate. In his view, the EU elected Tusk illegally, so the European Council is still without a president. One possible maneuver is arresting Tusk, which would force the EU to negotiate with Kaczynski for his release. It has become clear that Kaczynski will not rest until he puts Tusk in prison. This obviously poses a problem for the EU, because the purported criminal is the President of the European Council.The problem for Poland, and for Europe, with Kaczynski's war with the EU is that it could ultimately result in "Polexit" – a Polish exit from the Union.
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