Will Poland be punished for its stubborn stance at Brussels?

20-12-2003

After the washout of the Brussels summit, Europe's leaders have spent the week mopping up the mess. The constitutional negotiations collapsed over the question of voting rights in the enlarged EU, with Poland arguing to keep the power it gained in the Nice Treaty three years ago, and Germany looking for voting strength to match its population and contributions to the EU budget. But now many Poles are worried their Prime Minister's tough talk could spell trouble for Poland.