Poland Can Build Bridges Between the U.S. and EU

The United States should take seriously Poland’s offer to create bridges between the U.S. and the EU.

Polish officials repeatedly asserted to the Network 20/20 delegation that Poland is Atlanticist in its approach, wanting to keep the US within European structures, something which is also in America’s national security interests. Poland, for example, favors security agreements that bind the European Union defense system together with that of NATO.

Poland is actively trying to heal international rifts caused by its participation in the Iraq war. Some recent efforts have been made by Warsaw to improve relations, for example, with Germany, a major trading partner. Moreover, there is an understanding among Polish politicians that Poland must have good relations with Germany if it wants to have an influential voice within the EU.

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