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Poland Democracy Anniversary

Poland's Return to Europe: Lessons for Ukraine, Russia and the West

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

World leaders gather in Warsaw today to celebrate Poland's return to democracy 25 years ago on this day, and the country's astounding economic and political development since then. Today Poland is a prosperous, dynamic and democratic society. Yet the leaders will make the most of their visit if they understand the deeper lessons of Poland's remarkable recovery after 1989 and apply those lessons elsewhere, including vis-à-vis Ukraine and Russia.