New Polish government sworn in by president

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The Polish President has sworn in a new government under Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz on Monday.

Kopacz named her new foreign minister as Grzegorz Schetyna. The 51-year-old will replace Radek Sikorski, who has been a strong critic of Russia’s role in Ukraine.

Some analysts have said Sikorski should remain foreign minister to give continuity to Poland’s foreign policy at a time of conflict in neighboring Ukraine.

His replacement Schetyna is a former interior minister who recently headed the parliamentary commission for foreign affairs.

Kopacz was named as prime minister to take over from Donald Tusk who is to be the next head of the European Council beginning in December.

The new government will serve just one year, until elections next autumn.

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