Poland’s government: The seven-year itch

Posted: July 27, 2013 in economy
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The Great Deceleration

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Poland’s government

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After sailing through its first six years in power, Donald Tusk’s centre-right government has hit trouble

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WARSAW

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DONALD TUSK is Poland’s most successful prime minister since the fall of communism. Under his leadership his country has become the rising star of the European Union, and he has managed to build a close and cordial relationship with Germany, Poland’s most important trading partner and the EU’s power centre. He has maintained a reputation for personal integrity and even managed to keep his party, the centre-right Civic Platform (PO), away from the corruption scandals that are the scourge of many central and eastern European countries.

Yet since the beginning of the year Mr Tusk’s star has started to wane, as Poles have become worried about a slowing economy and …

via Economic Crisis http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21582312-after-sailing-through-its-first-six-years-power-donald-tusks-centre-right-government-has-hit?fsrc=rss

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