Poland sees Scholz initiative “very skeptical”

Poland continues to reject a move away from the unanimity principle in EU foreign policy. The Polish government views Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s proposal to that effect “very skeptically,” Polish European Affairs Minister Konrad Szymański said Friday after a meeting with his counterparts from Germany and France, Anna Lührmann and Laurence Boone. “Unanimity gives legitimacy to EU decisions, especially on the most important issues that could affect the sovereignty of member states.” To give up, he said, “risks alienation” and, in the long run, disintegration of the Union.

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