Poland's foreign minister says the future of the European Union is uncertain and Poland should increase its role to help mend the ailing 27-member bloc.
Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski said in a speech Wednesday that the EU is "still in crisis and its survival is not guaranteed." But he also said adding new members would widen its area of influence, and suggested if Russia was ready to adopt European Union values, that would "bring European horizons to China's and Korea's borders."
Sikorski reiterated Poland's determination to adopt the common currency on the condition it is done at a safe time for the Polish economy. He offered no date.
He also spoke in favor of EU's banking union on the condition it protects Poland's interests.