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Poland: A Problem Shared?
Poland: A Problem Shared?

Author(s): Author Not Specified
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, Economic policy, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Economic development, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Fiscal Politics / Budgeting, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Poland; European Union; Eurozone debt crisis; national governments; economic policy; economic development;
Summary/Abstract: Since the onset of the Eurozone debt-crisis, Poland’s approach to the EU has gone through at least three distinct shifts as it responds to the deepening of Eurozone integration and the changing locus of power within the bloc. The first of these saw Poland acting as the bloc’s equality supervisor, defending the principle of parity between governments, particularly as guaranteed by the supranational institutions. During its presidency of the Council in the second semester of 2011, it forged a successful partnership with the Commission and Parliament. Yet that effort ended with the British “veto” at the December summit and with the signature of the fiscal compact, a parallel legal architecture potentially excluding non-Euro members. For Poland, signing the compact meant still belonging, but to a different kind of EU.

  • Page Range: 67-68
  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English