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‘We are not a union within the Union’

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John Beauchamp 12.07.2012 14:15
  • ‘We are not a union within the Union’ - Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski speaks to Polish Radio's Michał Kubicki.
Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has outlined the goals of Poland’s presidency in the Visegrad Group in an interview especially for the English Section of Polish Radio.

Talking about the role of the Visegrad Group, Mr Sikorski (pictured left) said that its four members, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary “have trade with Germany, three times Germany’s trade with Russia, and the political voting power in the EU – jointly – the same as France and Germany jointly.”

Asked whether the Visegrad Group members can speak in one voice in view of the differences between them, Mr Sikorski said “we should be realistic. We are not a union within the union and we don’t agree on everything. Slovakia is in the euro zone, the Czech Republic is notably more eurosceptic, it didn’t sign up to the fiscal pact, so we can synchronise and advocate joint positions on the things that we do agree upon and there are plenty of those.”

Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski spoke to reporter Michał Kubicki.

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