President Bronislaw Komorowski adopted a posture markedly different from that of his eurosceptic predecessor, the late Lech Kaczynski, during his first visit to France as Polish head of state.
In his first official visit to France on Thursday, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski stressed his determination to draw his country closer to its EU partners. “Poland wants to be active in deepening European integration,” Komorowski told FRANCE 24 in an exclusive interview.
Poland 'wants the euro'
"Yes, we want to be part of the eurozone," insisted Komorowski when probed on his conservative rival's efforts to impede the adoption of the EU common currency. Poland joined the EU in 2004, but is yet to adopt the single currency.
Poland’s new resolve to draw closer to Europe will be greeted with enthusiasm in Brussels, since Poland takes over the EU’s rotating presidency in the second half of 2011.
Since it last expanded to include Romania and Bulgaria, the European Union has shown it is in no hurry to reopen its doors.
Date created : 2010-09-03