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Poland’s EU presidency: a rough time to be at the helm

Warsaw's 6-month turn at the head of Europe ended on December 31st when Denmark took over. Poland's EU presidency took place during one of the worst periods in the bloc's history. With the eurozone fighting for survival and the UK drifting further away from Brussels, the European Union is facing an existential crisis. How has Poland fared in this stormy weather?

  • Aleksander SMOLAR, Political analyst, President of the Stefan Batory Foundation;
  • Philippe RUSIN, Director, Polish French Civilisation Center.
  • Jan Tombinski, Poland Representant in the EU.

Show prepared by Marie Billon and Domitille Blanc.

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