( dpa ) - Polish President Lech Kaczynski wants Poland to have its own ratification law for the EU Lisbon Treaty in order to protect Polish lands from German claims and Polish morals from homosexual relationships.
Kaczynski, whose national conservative party's support is necessary for ratification through the Polish parliament, was speaking on television late Monday about the compromise measure being put forth by the EU.
The law should guarantee the absolute inviolability of the treaty, he said in a television message late Monday.
"I cannot agree to a voluntary and unjustified degradation of our country's position in the European Union," he said.
The president charged that Poland's liberal Prime Minister Donald Tusk planned to give way to pressure from Germany to abandon the treaty negotiated by his predecessor.
The national conservative opposition fears the EU treaty's basic rights charter will take priority over Polish law, which currently limits EU competence in line with the approach now used in Britain.
Kaczynski and his twin brother Jaroslaw Kaczynski are demanding legal guarantees in the ratification treaty, while everyone else in Polish parliament rejects such measures.
Without backing from the brothers' conservative PiS party, ratification of the EU Treaty is likely to fail.
Kaczynski said on television that he rejects the current arrangements out of fear that Germans who lost Polish lands after World War II would have stronger property rights than the Polish people themselves.
The television showed pictures of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president of a group of German exiles, Erika Steinbach, while he made the remarks.
Lech Kaczynski also said the new treaty opened the door to homosexual marriages that would undermine Catholic morals in Poland.