EU's Largest New Member, Poland, Takes Over Presidency
After centuries as Europe's stomping ground and years as its prickly gadfly, Poland is now poised to lead the continent.
Poland, a member since 2004, takes over the European Union's six-month rotating presidency amid high hopes.
"Europe's foundations are threatened" and strong leadership is needed, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said recently, in remarks reported by the Associated Press. "Poland's presidency will revive a belief in the sense of EU institutions."
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