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Euro for Poland 'once it is safe to join'

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Europe's protracted debt crisis has laid bare a stark reality - Germany is the union's dominant player and Berlin's wishes will do much to shape the future of Europe.

Nowhere does that carry more resonance than in Poland. HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur speaks to Polish finance minister Jacek Rostowski.

EU membership has been good for Poland, but are Poles now ready to join the euro and sign up to fiscal rules bearing a German stamp?

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Thursday 2 February at 0430, 0930, and 1530 and on BBC News Channel at 0030 and 0430 GMT on Friday 3 February.

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