EU must keep doors open to new members: Polish president
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It is in the European Union’s interest to open its doors to aspiring members, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday after meeting Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili in Warsaw.
Giorgi Margvelashvili and Andrzej Duda. Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak.
Georgia's ambition to join the European Union was one of the main points during talks between Duda and Margvelashvili.
Duda said the bloc had been "affected by crises", and that Britain’s impending departure would weaken the union.
“The European Union is getting smaller by Britain leaving and [if] there is no prospect of new countries joining the European Union, then for me that means the beginning of the end of the European Union,” Duda said.
He added that for the bloc must expand if it is to survive and thrive and be economically competitive globally.
Margvelashvili was in Warsaw on Wednesday for talks on security and economic partnership and Georgia’s aspirations to join the European Union and NATO.
Margvelashvili was also to meet other Polish officials, including Prime Minister Beata Szydło, lower house Speaker Marek Kuchciński and Senate Speaker Stanisław Karczewski. (vb/pk)