Door to EU should be kept open: Polish president
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Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday that the door to the European Union should be kept open to countries aspiring to join the bloc.
Andrzej Duda at Davos. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka
Duda was speaking during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, an annual gathering of global political and business leaders that runs until Friday.
During a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, Duda said that Poland, which joined the EU in 2004, supported "the European Union aspirations" of that country.
"I believe that the door to the European Union should remain open... especially in a situation when we have a Brexit crisis, because we should all show that the EU is one body... and open to those countries and societies which want to join the European Union."
He added that it is "absolutely not permissible to close the door" to the EU. "We should assure those who aspire to the EU that if they meet the required criteria they will be admitted to the EU."