Economic recovery is gaining ground and spreading across the continent, according to the EU's Economics Commissioner Olli Rehn. The EU's economy is expected to grow by one point five percent in 2014 and two percent next year.
Car sales in the European Union enjoyed their strongest October in eight years, with new car sales up by almost six percent. But poor performance in Britain and Ireland is holding the bloc back.
The economic outlook for both the eurozone and the EU as a whole is increasingly upbeat, says the European Commission. Although concerns remain, the crisis of recent years seems to be finally over.
Over 80 percent of Poles support EU membership, but the Law and Justice Party has halted the country's integration into the bloc. As PiS puts it, the European Union is a necessary evil — one to be handled with hostility.
Negotiations for the first post-Brexit EU budget will start in 2018. Germany will be the biggest contributor to the budget. Will it use its leverage to make recalcitrant member states like Poland behave differently?
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