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14th Schuman Parade takes place in Warsaw

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Peter Gentle 11.05.2013 14:00
The 14th Schuman's Parade wound its way through central Warsaw, Saturday, organised annually in the capital by the pro-EU Robert Schuman Foundation.

Former prime minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki (C) at Schuman Parade, Saturday: photo - PAP/Jacek Turczyk

Named after one of the founding fathers of what is now known as the European Union, the parade tries to publicise opportunities open to Poland through its EU membership.

Taking part in the parade this year were Polish EU budget commissioner Janusz Lewandowski and former Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki.

The parade set off at Warsaw's Castle Square and continued down Krakowskie Przedmieście and Nowy Świat streets.

This year, the parade's central theme was Poland's possible membership of the eurozone, says Robert Schuman Foundation president, Anna Radwan.

Currently, a majority of Poles tell opinion pollsters that they are against ditching the Polish currency, the zloty, and adopting the euro. (pg)

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