May 1 marks 15 years since Poland and seven other emerging Europe countries joined the European Union. For Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Poland’s former president who signed the accession treaty, this was the most important event in Polish history.
“We have made good use of this 15th anniversary. Poland has developed. Even the colossal spending on social programmes that PiS [Poland’s ruling party] is taking today is possible thanks to its presence in the EU,” Mr Kwaśniewski (pictured above) said on Radio TOK FM.