Poland’s incoming prime minister Donald Tusk has promised to improve strained relations with the European Union. This after his election victory last month over premier Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who was seen as eurosceptic. Tusk met the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in Warsaw. Barosso said he expected what he called good cooperation and friendship from the new government.
During campaigning, the liberal Tusk accused Kaczynski of isolating Poland from the rest of Europe. He said one of his priorities would be the ratification of the European reform treaty. Barosso also met the Polish President, Jaroslaw’s identical twin brother and political ally Lech, who has a mandate until 2010. It remains to be seen how Tusk and Lech Kaczynski will work together, given the president has a big say on foreign policy.