Greece and Poland Defiant on Eve of EU Declaration

Reuters news agency reports today Greece and Poland may refuse to sign a European Union declaration in Rome, Italy on Saturday marking the block’s 60th anniversary. The EU traces its origins to the European Coal and Steal Community formed in 1951 and the European Economic Community formed in 1958. Greece objects to the wording in the declaration stating that it wants a clearer commitment to protecting workers’ rights, according to the report.

The Reuters report also said Poland may also refuse to sign the declaration. Poland disapproves of what they termed a “multi-speed Europe” that would allow some countries in the EU to move forward with decisions without waiting for approval from all member states. Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo stated, “If the declaration does not include the issues which are priorities for Poland, we will not accept the declaration.”

Reuters report found here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-rome-idUSKBN16U0N2?il=0

 

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