Sixty years ago, the Treaty Establishing the European Economic Community, the EU's precursor, and the Treaty Establishing the European Atomic Energy Community were signed in Rome as part of efforts to integrate post-World War II Europe.
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.
Although the Polish government insists it is following a European Union court ruling that ordered a stop to logging in the Bialowieza forest, it continues to cut trees — for the purpose of "public safety."
British Prime Minister Theresa May could bulk up the amount that Britain pays as it leaves the EU, in a bid to move talks on to trade. But senior leave campaigners have attached a condition to the money.
Germany's foreign minister has said he believes Myanmar will make a deal to repatriate 600,000 Rohingya refugees who fled Rakhine state. Many in Myanmar see Rohingya as illegal immigrants responsible for terrorism.
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