Will Poland withdraw from the European Union?

Mateusz Moravec and Ursula von der Leyen

Morawiecki threatened a possible Polish blockade of the entire EU climate protection package.

Pozna, Beto, Warsaw Loud blowers, digging and sawing can be heard from the 420m-long workshop of window manufacturer Drutex. Two women in yellow overalls lift panels in a prefabricated frame and knock them down. A large blue furnace in which insulating glass is tempered to warm the hall. It smells like plastic.

Here in Bytow, Pomerania, Leszek Gierszewski founded one of the largest family businesses in Poland. A former lecturer at a military academy started making peg fences and fox cages in 1985, still in the communist era. Today Drutex is one of the largest manufacturers of windows and doors in Europe with a turnover of more than one billion zlotys (equivalent to 220 million euros).

Gierszweski exports nearly 80 percent of its windows abroad. “Poland is in the European Union,” said the man in his signature blue jacket. “It still is,” he adds.

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