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Poland will oppose multi-speed Europe at Rome EU summit

WARSAW, Poland — The leader of Poland's ruling conservative party says Poland against the idea of a multi-speed bloc at the upcoming European Union summit.

Earlier this month the leaders of France, Germany, Spain and Italy called for groups of member states to be allowed to advance at their own pace, as a way of cushioning the impact of Britain's exit.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski said in an interview published Monday that Poland, which joined in 2004, cannot accept a two-speed Europe because that would downgrade the nation's status, or even relegate it from the EU.

He said that at an anniversary summit this weekend in Rome Poland will defend its interests with "full determination."

At a recent summit Poland opposed all other members as they re-elected EU Council head Donald Tusk.

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