Poland at OECD ministers’ summit in Athens

Poland’s Jerzy Kwieciński was on Wednesday set to take part in the second day of an Athens summit of OECD regional development ministers. The officials were expected to discuss topics including ways of reducing disparities between regions and among countries which are members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. "These

‘Revisionist’ Russia poses threat to NATO members: think tank

A “resurgent and revisionist” Russia poses a threat to the security of NATO and its members, according to a report by a US-based think tank. While a major conflict between NATO and Russia remains unlikely, “plausible paths to conflict exist that NATO cannot afford to ignore,” the Center for Strategic and

Russia seeking to sow discord, NATO must react: Polish president

Russia is seeking to pit NATO members against one another, and the Western military alliance must react, the Polish president has said. Speaking at a meeting of regional leaders in the Czech capital on Tuesday, Andrzej Duda was quoted as saying that Russia aims to "pit NATO members against one another,

Joining NATO 20 years ago was historic moment: Polish president

Joining NATO 20 years ago definitively underlined Poland’s emergence from the Russian sphere of influence, President Andrzej Duda said on Monday. He was speaking during a visit to the Multinational Corps Northeast in Szczecin, north-western Poland, as the country marks the 20th anniversary of becoming a member of the Western military

Poland marks 20 years in NATO

Poland is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of joining NATO with military picnics across the country. Twenty military units in Poland are to hold picnics and military equipment shows to celebrate the anniversary during the weekend. On Monday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Polish Radio that Warsaw is a “highly

Poland detains man suspected of planning terror attack: report

Security services have detained a man suspected of planning a terrorist attack in Poland, the country's PAP news agency reported on Monday. Poland's Internal Security Agency (ABW) detained the suspect in Radom, 100 kilometres south of Warsaw, on February 12, according to PAP. Stanisław Żaryn, a spokesman for Poland's security services chief,

First Polish-Georgian Parliamentary Assembly held in Warsaw

The first Parliamentary Assembly of Poland and Georgia opened at the Senate in Warsaw on Wednesday. The event attests to close relations between Warsaw and Tbilisi, and paves the way for more joint projects in the future, Polish Parliamentary Speaker Marek Kuchciński said at a press conference held ahead of the

Poland, UK mark 100 years of resumed diplomatic relations

Poland and Britain have marked the centenary of re-establishing diplomatic relations. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: “100 years ago today Sir Esme Howard wrote to Marshal Józef Piłsudski, recognising Poland’s renewed independence. As we celebrate this anniversary, our partnership stands on the strongest possible foundations. May

Polish PM at EU-Arab League summit in Egypt

Polish Prime Minister on Sunday attended an EU-Arab League summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. EU and Arab League leaders gathered at the event were expected to discuss trade relations, and investments, but also security, migration and the situation in Syria and Yemen. Public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency quoted Poland’s Prime

Poland lodges protest with Sweden over Stalinist-era judge

Poland has lodged an official protest with Sweden after a Swedish court turned down a request for the extradition of Stefan Michnik, a Stalinist-era judge who is accused of communist crimes. The Swedish ambassador to Poland, Stefan Gullgren, was summoned to the foreign ministry in Warsaw. Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel