Poland Eventually We Will Win

Walesa looks ahead to talks

With Poland's economic crisis showing no signs of easing, the government of Prime Minister Zbigniew Messner resigned last week, the first time an entire Cabinet has stepped down since Communist rule began in 1945. A new government, possibly including lay Catholics and moderate opposition figures, is expected to be installed this week. One of its first jobs: conducting negotiations next month with the Solidarity trade union, outlawed since 1981, and its leader Lech Walesa. In his first interview since agreeing to the talks, Walesa met with TIME Eastern Europe bureau chief Kenneth W. Banta and reporter Gertraud Lessing in a Gdansk...

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