Commission dishonours the national colours and symbols of Poland

Commission dishonours the national colours and symbols of Poland

On 23 September 2020, illuminations that included national symbols of Poland were projected onto the facade of the Commission’s building in Brussels. The national coat of arms was shown against a rainbow background; the red was replaced by colours associated with LGBT activists.

Under Article 28 of the Polish Constitution, Poland’s coat of arms is the image of a crowned white eagle against a red background, and white and red are the colours of the Republic of Poland.

The coat of arms and colours of the Republic of Poland are protected by law.

The illuminations concerned dishonoured the Polish national colours for the purpose of spreading fake news about Poland as a homophobic country with so-called ‘LGBT-free zones’, which do not exist in the Polish legal system.

On 24 September 2020, Polish Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Witold Jan Waszczykowski of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, raised a written parliamentary question to the European Commission.

MEP Waszczykowski enquired “who authorised the illuminations featuring the false Polish coat of arms?”

Polish MEP also asked the Commission “why is it continuing with its false narrative about Poland?” and “will it apologise for dishonouring the Polish national emblem and the Polish national colours?”

On 26 November, Equality Commissioner Helena Dalli responded on behalf of the European Commission. She declared that “the Commission has not organised any illumination of the facade of the Commission’s building in Brussels on 23 September 2020 and has, therefore, no response to the questions of the Honourable Member”.

Photo Credit : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Poland

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