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Poland Wants Increased Role in Threatened EU

WARSAW — Poland's foreign minister said the future of the European Union was uncertain and Poland should increase its role to help mend the ailing 27-member bloc.

Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski said in a speech Wednesday that the EU was "still in crisis and its survival was not guaranteed." But he also said that adding new members would widen its area of influence and suggested that if Russia were ready to adopt EU values, that would "bring European horizons to China's and Korea's borders."

Sikorski reiterated Poland's determination to adopt the common currency on the condition it is done at a safe time for the Polish economy. He offered no date.


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