Although the ruling Law and Justice Party has claimed that it is a patriotic party that defends the sovereignty of Poland, it is taking a strong line in support of the Translantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
During a meeting at the American Chamber of Commerce, the Vice PM and Minister of Development, Mateusz Morawiecki, said that Poland supports the US position on TTIP and are in favour of 'a stronger version of TTIP during negotiations on this matter'. He went on to add that Poland is a trade-orientated country and that a 'soft' TTIP is not an option for Poland.
Negotiations around the bilatareal trade agreement between the USA and EU have largely been taking place in secret. It will reduce the regulatory barriers to trade for big business in areas such as the environment, banking and health and undermine the sovereign power of individual nations.