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Pole position— Warsaw

Preface

His cosmopolitan background and bullish enthusiasm for the EU have made Poland’s foreign minister a key voice in European politics. Now Radek Sikorski is urging Europe to learn the hard lessons of its own history.

European Union, Foreign policy, Leadership

Most foreign ministers know better than to interfere in another country’s affairs. Radek Sikorski isn’t most foreign ministers. Not content with going to Berlin to warn Germany its lack of leadership threatens to destroy the European Union, he’s now turned his fire on the UK, telling right-wing Eurosceptics – prime minister David Cameron included – in no uncertain terms that they will be worse off if they leave the EU.

Sikorski’s confidence stems, perhaps, from his international upbringing. He studied at Oxford, where he was part of the same inf…

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