Referendum on Poland's access to EU possibly next yearPrime Minister Jerzy Buzek said that a referendum on Poland's access to the EU might be held at the end of next year. However, deputy chairman of the Polish Parliamentary delegation to the Council of Europe Tadeusz Iwinski (from the opposition SLD party) said that this date would be too early, as first all the negotiations with the EU should be closed. Buzek replied that the Polish position is to join the EU in 2003 so the referendum must take place in 2002 at the latest. In a recent poll 70% of respondents said they woudl vote in a referendum. Among them, 65% said they supported Poland's access to the EU, while 19% were against and 16% were not decided. Most of the supporters for integration can be found among people who are young (75% of persons between 18 and 24 years old) and educated (88% of people with university education), as well as employees of the budget sector (79%). As far as political alliances are concerned, 90% of supporters of the liberal Union of Real Policy (UPR), 89% of followers of the Freedom Union (UW), 73% of the ruling Solidarity Election Action (AWS), and 69% of the supporters of the opposition Democratic Left Alliance would vote for joining the EU.