Poland, Hungary share a similar vision of the EU

Poland and Hungary share a similar vision of the European Union, the Polish foreign minister said on Thursday. The two countries have a similar position on key issues affecting the bloc, Jacek Czaputowicz added. He was speaking after meeting his Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó in Warsaw. According to Czaputowicz, both countries want a

Little room for compromise over judiciary amid rule-of-law row

Poland has made concessions and there is little room for further compromise in the ongoing row with Brussels over the rule of law, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz told Polish Radio on Tuesday. Czaputowicz added that the European Commission’s intervention in Poland’s judiciary had gone too far and that the row

Poland opposes the planned new EU budget

Poland has come out in opposition to the EU’s proposed new budget, according to reports. The Polish Minister for European Affairs, Konrad Szymański, said on Monday in Brussels that Warsaw would not accept “revolutionary” cuts, Poland’s PAP news agency reported. The European Commission, the bloc’s executive, on May 2 proposed a new

Poland supports the goals of Iran’s nuclear deal: top assistant

Poland urges other participants of the international Pact with Iran to continue to work towards the goal of freeing the Middle East of nuclear weapons, said chief assistant to the President of Poland on Wednesday after the United States stopped the deal. Polish presidential aide Krzysztof Szczerski said: "No one in

Official urges Poles in US not to vote for Jersey mayor

A senior Polish official on Monday urged Poles living in the US not to vote for the mayor of Jersey City amid a trans-Atlantic row over plans to remove a statute honouring the victims of a 1940 Soviet massacre. The head of Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), Jarosław Szarek, said

Poland assumes the presidency of the UN Security Council

On Tuesday, Poland holds the presidency of the United Nations security Council on the basis of monthly rotation. During its presidency, Poland aims to work towards security and peace in the world, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said. Poland is to organise meetings dedicated to the Middle East and Africa, the foreign

Patryk Jaki named United Right candidate for Warsaw mayor

Patryk Jaki has been named as the United Right coalition candidate for Warsaw mayor in elections this November, the leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jarosław Kaczyński, said on Thursday. Jaki is a deputy justice minister who heads a state commission investigating a scandal over the restitution of

EU’s executive backs linking funds to rule of law: official

EU commissioners on Wednesday came out in favour of tying pay-outs of funds to the observance of the rule of law in member states, a senior official said, signalling a move that is strongly opposed by Warsaw. European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said EU bosses would make a final decision next