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Worries in the new Polish Parliament as European debt crisis threatens

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Janusz Palikot, the leader of Palikot's Movement, a new progressive party that became the third-largest party in parliament, during the first session of the new Polish Parliament on November 8, 2011 in Warsaw. Poland's president on Tuesday urged the country's new parliament to take "brave and swift" action in tackling reforms to protect the economy from the fallout of the eurozone debt crisis. Having scored 1.7 percent growth in its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2009, non-eurozone Poland was the only state in the 27-member EU not to have fallen into recession amid the global crisis.

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Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk attends on November 8, 2011 as a lawmaker the first session of the new Polish Parliament in Warsaw.

Recently re-elected Prime Minister Donald Tusk faces new challenges as Europe's debt crisis spreads, though so far Poland has managed to weather the storm.

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