Analysing Poland’s Eurozone accession through lenses of Policy Arrangement Approach
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2019 – the year of the15th anniversary of Poland’s EU membership – is an occasion to reflect upon the fact that so far the country has not joined the Eurozone (EZ). The paper focuses on the issue of Poland’s preparation towards becoming a full member of the EZ - Poland’s-EurozoneAccession (PEA). This particular initiative of adopting the common currency can be discussed by reference to the policy arrangement approach (PAA). The paper seeks to shed light on the landmark economic and political development which would be PEA by critically reviewing four components of this project: actors, resources, rules and the discourse being held, i.e. by framing the discussion in the PAA. It does not aim to evaluate the current proposals of Eurozone reforms, to detail the history of Poland’s relation with the EU or to elaborate upon the risks and benefits of EZ accession. The conducted analysis, which looks at the problem of PEA by using the conceptual framework of PAA, yields some tentative conclusions on the peculiarities of the ongoing discussion on PEA.
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