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Poland.

Overcoming the Past: In May 2004, Europe is going to change forever with the entry of ten new countries into the European Union.

It is a moment of huge historical significance.

But it won't be easy.

These new countries are arriving with a lot of baggage, some of it awkwardly-shaped.

Historian Misha Glenny reflects on the conflicts and bitterness of the past and looks forward to the opportunities and the pitfalls ahead.

2004041820040425

Poland.

Overcoming the Past: In May 2004, Europe is going to change forever with the entry of ten new countries into the European Union.

It is a moment of huge historical significance.

But it won't be easy.

These new countries are arriving with a lot of baggage, some of it awkwardly-shaped.

Historian Misha Glenny reflects on the conflicts and bitterness of the past and looks forward to the opportunities and the pitfalls ahead.