EU divisions over Ukraine to be laid bare in No 10 meeting

Analysis: Boris Johnson to tread fine line between Germany and Poland as leaders discuss Russia sanctions

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When Boris Johnson meets the Polish president and the new German chancellor, he will see the divisions within the EU over Ukraine first-hand, and more broadly how they reflect a contest over the bloc’s future economic model.

The British prime minister may find himself in contrasting roles, instinctively sympathising with Andrzej Duda’s position when they meet on Thursday, but gently restraining its rhetoric, while coaxing the naturally circumspect Olaf Scholz to be bolder, and less reactive.

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