Mr Chirac famously said in 2003 after Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic backed the US position "They missed a good opportunity to shut up,"
Well...he had a point, didn't he!
Bush was anti-EU, trying to split and to aggravate, Poland did fall all over itself to be a part of a wild adventure instead to align to the EU.(And what did it got you in the end?)
Hence the disinterest later to respect polish opinon in deals with Russia also. You did what you wanted regardless of your neighbours - so do we now!
I think it annoyed people so much that when Poland did have a legitimate grievance it was just ignored because of all the previous whinging.
Exactly...if someone is used to another one screaming wildly around (often unfounded) you just tune him down (or out)!
They have everything it means to be European!
That was never in question! :)
too many aggressive countries. Germany, for one.
Oh c'mooon...we are such wussies!
France and Germany run things, more or less.
Easy rule...we are all equals but those countries who actually RUN the EU, pay for all your support and the organization just have abit more to say.
The EU will exist without Poland, but not without France or Germany...it's as easy as that!
Become a net-contributor and your voice will be heard more, proof you are committed to EUROPE (not the US)...till then...