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Poland's accession to the European Union

   Fri 12/10/2001

The Financieele Dagblad of 27 September 2001 reported the following comments made by a senior Commission official: "The enlargement without Poland would be the same as the introduction of the euro without Germany".

Does the European Commission share my view that each country should be judged individually in the light of the accession criteria originally laid down, and that Poland is no exception?

Does the European Commission likewise share my view that the accession of the other applicant countries should not be delayed by any failure on Poland's part to meet the criteria?