Why France and Poland (should) need each other

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If European politics is seen as an amusement park, Franco-Polish relations would be a roller coaster and a house of mirrors. Over the last three years, bilateral relations between Warsaw and Paris went from one of its highest to one of its lowest points in recent history. The causes and manifestations of the current tensions in diplomatic and political relations are well known. They should not, however, overshadow the substantive economic links and vibrant cultural ties between the two countries. Nor should they lead to discarding or underestimation of the potential that closer strategic and political relations could bear.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-107
Number of pages7
JournalPolish Quarterly of International Affairs
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • France
  • Poland
  • Foreign policy

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