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Poland celebrates 10 years in EU (part 2)

Poland has vowed to reduce its dependence on Russian gas in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis. But how will Warsaw achieve this goal? Environmentalists fear the country will be encouraged to rely even more on coal, a highly polluting source of energy. And has Poland become a more gay-friendly place 10 years after it joined the EU? Yes, says Polish MEP Marek Siwiec, but conservative views still prevail in this staunchly Catholic nation.