Poland calls on Germany to do more in euro crisis
Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski on Monday called on Germany to do more to stem the debt crisis shaking the eurozone, saying its collapse would result in an "apocalyptic" crisis.
"The biggest threat to the security and prosperity of Poland would be the collapse of the eurozone," Sikorski said during a speech at DGAP research institute, a copy of which was obtained by AFP.
"And I demand of Germany that, for your own sake and for ours, you help it survive and prosper," he said. "You know full well that nobody else can do it."
"I will probably be the first Polish foreign minister in history to say so, but here it is: I fear German power less than I am beginning to fear German inactivity."
"You have become Europe's indispensable nation."
A breakup of the eurozone -- a possibility now being openly talked about -- "would be a crisis of apocalyptic proportions beyond our financial system".
European Union member Poland is not a member of the eurozone.
The two-year-old debt crisis has shown no signs of slowing down, engulfing Greece, Ireland, Portugal, licking at the heels of Italy and Spain and today threatens even elite top-rated countries like Germany, France and Austria, with analysts warning they were not immune from debt contagion.
© 2011 AFP