By Jesica Warzecha*, MA in Sociology and Intercultural Communication at the University of Opole (Poland)
On 1st of May, 2004 Poland became a member of European Union. Together with 9 other countries joined a political and economic community. The community, which was founded on 1st of November, 1993 in Maastricht, by 6 countries: Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg. Most Poles waited impatiently for this moment and had great hopes. In June 2003, a referendum was held in Poland in which over 3/4 of Poles voted in favor of EU membership.
Poland’s joining the EU not only meant integration with other countries and the development of Poland, but also easy travels, which were previously limited. So what happened that the idea of Poland leaving the EU emerged? This and other questions I will answer in the following research paper.
*This research paper was written during the author’s internship at KEDISA (1 April-30 June 2022)