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Poland, an enthusiastic member of the European Union but outside the euro, is also worried that the debt crisis may lead to a two-speed Europe in which it is relegated to the slow lane with no say over policies that will affect it.

Tusk’s pro-European Civic Platform (PO) won 39 percent of the vote in the Oct. 9 election, becoming the first party in Poland to win a second successive four-year term since the fall of communism in 1989.

PO has renewed a coalition with its previous partner, the small, rural-based Peasants’ Party (PSL), promising steady but not revolutionary reforms aimed at bolstering the resilience and competitiveness of the EU’s largest eastern economy.

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