> Poland's Prime Minister threatening not to sign a declaration marking the European Union's 60th anniversary this weekend unless it includes Warsaw's concerns. Beata Szydło listing the unity of the European Union as one of those Thursday without apparent irony. Brussels wants to show off a united front at the big birthday bash in Rome on Saturday.
But with the UK expected to fire the Brexit starter pistol next week, that's starting to look like a challenge. Diplomats are playing down Poland's opposition saying Warsaw has all ready tweaked and approved the draft. Szydło's comments apparently aimed at domestic consumption. Greece too has reservations. It's looking for clearer protection of labor rights.
An east-west rift has opened over the idea of a multi-speed Europe promoted by Germany. That would allow a core of countries to press ahead on certain policies without consulting the whole block. Poland is not alone in fearing relegation to second class membership.