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France and Germany should stop their stupid games with Russia - and should make it cristal clear that Poland is in the EU and any blatant aggressivity or "games" played with Poland will be treated as seriously as if played against France or Germany.

This is probably the case, but I can understand the worries of the Poles on this topic. But hint - don't play the UK card if you want friendly irrevocable words of support form France and Germany.

As to Ukraine, Poland got full access to the EU loudspeaker, so it becomes really bad form and ungratefulness to say that others did not share fully the Polish p.o.v. from the start. Poland made the policy and got full support for it, that's the hard facts. There was no second guessing or underhand diplomacy, so complaints about France's initial reluctance seem silly and provocative to my ears and beg the response "you'll never be happy, so why bother at all".

Poland in in the EU now. It's not temporary, it's real. It brings rights and responsibilities. and yes, France is an arrogant pain in the ass country. Is it really a surprise?

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Sep 8th, 2005 at 05:04:12 AM EST
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