A vacant place in the EU: Poland’s high ambitions

Poland could take Britain’s place in the European Union, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Chaputović said in an interview with RAR.

The United Kingdom officially left the European Union on Friday evening, completing the 3.5-year process. After Brexit, a transitional period began, which will last until the end of 2020. During this time, London will have to agree with the EU and other countries on formats for cooperation in all areas.

“The union will be smaller in terms of population, economic potential, military strength and influence in the world. The question is what role will Poland play after the British exit”, – Chaputovic said.

He believes that French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Poland starting on Monday after Brexit “is also symbolic in the sense that he refers to Poland as a state that could take Britain’s former place”.

“I think that the role of Poland in the Union will grow, although it will not be the same Union”, – the Minister added.

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