Poland: domestic discord makes for a problematic partner

Lewis, Paul G. (2010). Poland: domestic discord makes for a problematic partner. In: Carbone, Maurizio ed. National Politics And European Integration : From the Constitution to the Lisbon Treaty. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 108–125.

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Abstract

Poland entered the process that led to the agreement of the Lisbon Treaty with a commitment to retain the advantageous conditions it was awarded under the Nice Treaty. The nationalist credentials of the current right-wing leadership in Poland produced some lively disagreements with EU partners, but much of this was political rhetoric. Poland endorsed the Treaty with some delay, but gained some advantages from its vigorous pursuit of national interests.

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