Tusk says Poland risks following UK out of EU

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European Council President Donald Tusk urged his fellow Poles on Monday to “come to their senses” over Poland’s place within the EU, saying it could otherwise end up following Britain’s example and tumble out of the bloc.

Tusk, a centrist who served as Polish prime minister from 2007 to 2014, is a strong critic of the ruling eurosceptic Law and Justice party (PiS) in Warsaw, which has often clashed with Brussels over immigration, the rule of law and other issues.

Tusk, who chairs EU summits, said that in 2016 Britain’s then-prime minister David Cameron had not intended to take his country out of the bloc when he called a referendum, adding that Poland too could exit as a result of political miscalculations.

Read more : Reuters, 05.11.2018