Poland and Spain: Border Countries o f the European Union
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Poland and Spain – Border Countries of the European Union is a significant publication. In difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic Europe – more than ever before – must be aware of its unity and solidarity. Undoubtedly, knowledge of the European Union`s states reality strengths this awareness. This publication allows getting acquainted with the political problems of its two peripheral states. Poles and Spaniards share a complicated history of the 19th century: a lack of the state and a time of deep crisis, respectively. Both nations experienced the tragic events of the 20th century. But Poland and Spain also have a successful democratic transition and accession to the European Union of which they are now essential members.
Prof. Małgorzata Myśliwiec, University of Silesia in Katowice
The fifth book in the CEU Institute for Historical Studies collection on the relationships and parallels between the history of Spain and Poland emphasizes the common features that both countries present as a consequence of their border situation. In collaboration with the most prominent specialists on the subject, including former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, prof. Jacek Czaputowicz. The quality and originality of the work is undoubtedly the best proof of the excellent work carried out by its coordinators, professors José Luis Orella and Małgorzata Mizerska-Wrotkowska.
Prof. Alfonso Bullón de Mendoza, CEU San Pablo University, President of CEU Educational Group