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  • 27 June 2017

    “We should start thinking out of the box about European integration,” Deputy Foreign Minister Renata Szczęch said at a debate on “Schuman’s Idea of Europe: Commonwealth as an Alternative to Both Federation and International Organization".


    “This is a very particular moment in the history of European integration. The consequences of the financial and economic crisis are still felt in many corners of the European Union. Confidence that the European Union can be a useful tool to solve concerns expressed by its members and citizens has yet to be fully restored,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Renata Szczęch during the event. She also recalled Great Britain’s recent decision to leave the European Union, saying that Brexit is a big challenge to the whole community. 

    According to the deputy head of Polish diplomacy, Schuman’s idea of Europe is a valuable source of inspiration for a debate on Europe’s future. “A well-functioning European Union is in Poland’s interest,” argued Deputy Minister Szczęch. 

    The debate was organized by the Schuman Thought Institute with collaboration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and brought together the ambassadors of Hungary, Moldova and Ukraine and representatives of non-governmental institutions, among others.

    MFA Press Office

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