Poland’s new post-Brexit BFF: Germany

For Politico Europe

8 October 2019

Wojciech Przybylski

Editor-in-Chief

With the UK on the way out, Poland is leveraging its economic power into a closer alliance with Berlin.

Call it the great Brexit reshuffle.

Poland has greeted the prospect of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union with fear that it will be relegated to the sidelines. London, after all, has been Warsaw’s strongest ally – and an advocate for the interests of non-euro members big and small.

But now, on the eve of Brexit, Poland’s European star is suddenly rising – thanks to an unexpected partner: Germany.

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Wojciech Przybylski

Editor-in-Chief

Political analyst heading Visegrad Insight's policy foresight on European affairs. His expertise includes foreign policy and political culture. Editor-in-Chief of Visegrad Insight and President of the Res Publica Foundation. Europe's Future Fellow at IWM - Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna and Erste Foundation. Wojciech also co-authored a book 'Understanding Central Europe’, Routledge 2017. He has been published in Foreign Policy, Politico Europe, Journal of Democracy, EUObserver, Project Syndicate, VoxEurop, Hospodarske noviny, Internazionale, Zeit, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Onet, Gazeta Wyborcza and regularly appears in BBC, Al Jazeera Europe, Euronews, TRT World, TVN24, TOK FM, Swedish Radio and others.

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