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Poland's Kaczynski says EU dominated by Germany
March 9, 2017 / 6:30 PM / 8 months ago

Poland's Kaczynski says EU dominated by Germany

WARSAW, March 9 (Reuters) - The decision by European Union leaders to reappoint Donald Tusk to chair their summits shows the bloc is dominated by Germany, Poland’s ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on Thursday.

Warsaw’s conservative government strongly opposed the reappointment of Tusk, a former prime minister who is closely tied with the centrist opposition in Poland.

Kaczynski also said EU leaders had broken rules on how top officials are chosen in the bloc when tapping Tusk for his second, 30-month term as President of the EU Council.

“The rule that high-ranking officials should have the backing of their country was broken,” he told reporters.

But, he said, any talk of Poland wanting to leave the EU was “nonsense”. (Reporting by Justyna Pawlak, Marcin Goettig and Agnieszka Barteczko; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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