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France's Macron says Poland isolating itself in Europe

Reuters , Friday 25 Aug 2017
Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche!,or Onwards!, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential elections ( photo: Reuters)
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French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said Poland was isolating itself in Europe and that Polish citizens “deserved better” than their government’s refusal to seek compromise on European rules on the employment of labor from low-pay nations.

Macron said Warsaw was moving in the opposite direction to Europe on a number of issues and would not be able to determine the path of Europe’s future.

Macron was speaking in the Bulgarian resort city of Varna at a joint press conference with President Rumen Radev. Macron said he wanted Bulgaria to be at the negotiating table over European integration.

On the hot-button issue of posted worker rules, Radev said the EU needed to balance the concerns of countries in the rich west and the poor east.


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