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    Poland is ready for the Lisbon Treaty amendment, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said Thursday.

    WARSAW (Sputnik) — Poland is ready, if needed, for the amendment of the Lisbon Treaty to reform the European Union and has Visegrad group backing in the issue, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said Thursday.

    "For many months we have tried to begin reforms in the EU, we want to use the Brexit discussion for that… We [Visegrad group] are united [in the understanding] that intra-EU relations must be reformed… We say it out loud, we would not hesitate to change the [Lisbon] treaty, if necessary," Waszczykowski told TVN24 broadcaster in an interview, stressing that the relations between all the EU decision-making bodies should be reshaped.

    He added that Brexit was not just Britain's whim but an EU failure.

    On June 23, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union. According to the final results, 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, decided to support Brexit, while about 16.1 million opposed it.


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