Is this the Future of Europe? Opportunities and Risks for Poland in a Union of Insiders and Outsiders Cover Image

Is this the Future of Europe? Opportunities and Risks for Poland in a Union of Insiders and Outsiders
Is this the Future of Europe? Opportunities and Risks for Poland in a Union of Insiders and Outsiders

Contributor(s): Roderick Parkes (Editor), Brien Barnett (Editor), Dorota Dołęgowska (Editor)
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, Economic policy, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Economic development, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, EU-Legislation, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: European Union; future of Europe; Poland; Member States; Eurozone; EU integration; EU accession treaty; common currency; globalization; economic policy;
Summary/Abstract: More than any other Member State, Poland feels the dangers of the separation of the EU into insiders and outsiders. The country’s economic, political and security standing is bound up with its further integration into a strong European Union, but the intrusive reforms being carried out to restore the Eurozone risk excluding not just it and other non-euro members but the arc of states to its east. Poland has thus fallen victim to 2004’s “incomplete enlargement” of the bloc. So far, Poland has enjoyed sympathy and support from euro members such as Germany, and as a “pre-in” to the currency has been entitled to co-define the development of Eurozone governance. However, its EU partners appear increasingly intolerant of its demands for inclusion. When it ratified its EU accession treaty, they argue, Poland undertook to join the common currency. If it wants to ensure that it is included in decision-making, Warsaw simply needs to re-commit with a firm roadmap.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-62453-74-0
  • Page Count: 74
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English
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