May 11, 2011
I have mixed feelings. Too many colours, but the flag is nice.
I’s in fact the flag of Solidarność, the independent trade union that helped bring down communism.
But today for Poland, Solidarity means EU money to be spent for new EU members. On a visit to Brussels last September, Polish President Bronisław Komorowski insisted that European assistance to poorer regions and farmers should be preserved in the next EU long-term budget.
But Barroso replied that the Commission supported the solidarity approach but all member states would need to agree as well.
It remains to be seen what happens to EU solidarity, during the Polish EU Presidency.Georgi Gotev