Europe is "anti-Christian and especially anti-Catholic", former Polish Prime Minister Jaroslav Kaczynski says.
"If Europe is to be strong, it has to be Christian. And today it is anti-Christian, and especially anti-Catholic," the conservative Polish leader said at an election rally in Bialystok, Gazeta Wyborcza reports.
A day earlier, he struck up an alliance with the British Tories and the Czech conservatives.
Besides Mr Kaczynski, the speakers at a rally at Warsaw's Palladium cinema included ex-Czech prime minister and leader of the centre-right ODS party Miroslav Topolanek, and David Cameron, leader of Britain's Conservative Party, tipped by many as a future British prime minister.
The three politicians announced that following the 7 June elections they would form a new group in the European Parliament. According PiS spokesperson Adam Bielan, it is to be the Assembly's third or four largest group, after the Christian democrats and the socialists and on a par with the liberals.
"We have made a great step towards a better Europe today," Mr Kaczynski said.
"European institutions should be effective, economical, and aid cooperation between member states. They should never interfere with individual rights or the free market," stressed the PiS leader. He added the new parliamentary group would fight red tape and excessive regulation.
Mr Topolanek said that there were differences between the ODS, the PiS and the Tories, but that they shared a common vision of European integration and the slogan 'More freedom, more realism.'
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Kaczynski: Europe Is Anti-Catholic (Gazeta Wyborcza)
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