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Prince Charles says he has Polish blood in his veins

WARSAW, Poland -- Stressing that he has Polish blood in his veins, Prince Charles of Britain called on European Community Tuesday to liberalize trade with Poland as a means to revive its economy.

'The European Community could grant you a more rapid and more generous liberalisation of trade,' he said during a lecture in the Warsaw University.

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The Prince said that Poland is facing the colossal task of restructuring after almost five decades of communist rule and it would be best for its security if the country could become a member of EC.

'We are also critically engaged in the task of building and restoring Europe, in countless fields and at every level,' he said. 'That work will never be complete without Poland as a firm part of it.'

The prince arrived in Poland Monday for a four-day visit aimed at developing Polish-British relations, and travels to the Baltic seaport of Gdansk later Tuesday.

On Wednesday he will be in Krakow for a business leaders' forum he established in 1990. The meeting will gather around 100 British international and Polish business leaders, institutional leaders, local and national government officials and representatives of voluntary organizations concerned with economic reform in Poland.

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Prince Charles will visit the former Nazi concentration camp at Majdanek, outside Lublin, on Thursday before returning to England.

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