Sunday, February 3, 2008

EU's role in the Missile Defense

The Polskie Radio has a short piece on the role the EU plays in the Missile Defense debate:

The European Parliament has started a debate the possible American anti-missile shield facilities in Poland, informs DZIENNIK. EU politicians are afraid that, due to the system, the whole continent, not just Poland, will be more liable to suffer from terrorist attacks. Therefore the decision shouldn’t be taken voluntarily by Poland but consulted with the European Union. They are right, claims a columnist of the newspaper. We, the Poles, demand European solidarity whenever we find anything wrong: the Russian embargo on our meat or the Baltic gas pipeline. In the case of the shield Europe needs Poland’s solidarity. Donald Tusk, the Polish Prime Minister, has announced that Russia would be consulted on the shield, even though the Kremlin cannot forbid the system as such. Europe should have at least the same privilege, writes the columnist. (Polskie Radio)

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