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Britain's interests are in Europe

2012-12-11

Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski is known for speaking clearly and forcefully. Last year in Berlin, he urged the German Government to lead Europe out of the economic crisis. Angela Merkel took the message.This year in September he told his Oxonian audience that Britain today is living with false consciousness.Your interests are in Europe. It`s high time for your sentiments to follow. Your leaders need to make a more vocal case for your European interests.David Cameron apparently did not listen. It was very small of him not to be present 10 december in Oslo for the Noble peace prize ceremony.


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Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau

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