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Brexit could sideline Poland in EU: foreign minister

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 23.06.2016 12:43
Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has warned that if Britain decides to leave the EU in a referendum on Thursday, Poland could end up sidelined in a bloc dominated by euro zone countries.
Witold Waszczykowski. Photo: PAP/Marcin ObaraWitold Waszczykowski. Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara

"If Britain leaves the European Union, the euro zone will dominate (...) That is a bad scenario for Poland,” Waszczykowski said.

He added that in such a situation Poland, which has not adopted the single European currency, could find itself on the "margins of Europe" while a "two-speed Europe" could appear.

He said: "The euro zone could create separate institutions, a separate budget and then the European Union as a whole will be a façade and the euro zone will dominate."

Waszczykowski added that a Brexit could lead to other countries trying to leave the EU or renegotiate their position in the bloc.

He told journalists: "I’m keeping my fingers crossed and praying that the result of the referendum is positive for Europe and for Poland, that Britain remains with us" in the EU. (pk)

Source: PAP

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