Polish troops, NATO allies in joint drills despite pandemic

Undeterred by the coronavirus, Polish troops are training intensely in the northeast of the country together with their NATO allies, officials have said. The joint maneuvers, codenamed Tumak-20, are being held at an exercise site near the northeastern town of Orzysz, the country’s defence minister announced on Wednesday. The main aim is

EU pushes to solve pandemic stimulus spat as Poland makes claims of ‘hypocrisy’

European officials will be entering “intensive” negotiations in the coming days after Hungary and Poland blocked a deal on the region’s $2 trillion stimulus plan — an impasse that’s raising concerns over an economic recovery in the region. The two countries vetoed the deal after it was suggested that future stimulus

Bulgaria spells out conditions for unblocking North Macedonia’s EU path

Bulgaria vetoed the decision to open EU accession negotiations with North Macedonia on Tuesday (17 November), a move which indirectly also affects Albania, another Western Balkans candidate which has advanced on its EU path in tandem with Skopje. The decision is hardly surprising. The Bulgarian Parliament unanimously adopted a tough declaration

Poland and the USA have a solid basis for cooperation – the press. assistant

Solid Polish-US relations do not rest solely on the personal relations between the presidents of the two countries, an aide to President Andrzej Duda has said in an interview with the newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. Referring to the US elections and their significance for Poland, Krzysztof Szczerski told the paper that

The ruling party is losing support in voter poll

Support for Law and Justice, the ruling party in Poland and the dominant force in the country’s politics, is on the decline, according to a new opinion poll published in a leading newspaper. The IBRiS poll, published in Rzeczpospolita, found that if parliamentary elections were held in November, 28 percent of

More than half of Poles support the abortion protests

The majority of Poles express solidarity with demonstrations that have swept across Poland after the Constitutional Tribunal last week ruled that abortion in the case of a severely damaged foetus is unconstitutional, a Kantar poll for a daily shows. "At the beginning of the week, over half of those surveyed, 54

EU leaders accept Poland’s request for broader discussion of CO2 emissions

During Thursday's discussion on climate change at the European Union summit in Brussels, EU leaders expressed the need to become more ambitious in efforts to reduce CO2 emission. They also adopted a Polish request for extensive consultations on the matter. As expected, during the current meeting of the European Council, the

Poland to be represented at EU meeting by Czech Prime Minister

Polish government spokesman Piotr Mueller told PAP on Thursday that, due to the quarantine of the Polish PM, Poland's position at the European Council meeting will be presented by Czech PM Andrej Babis. PM Mateusz Morawiecki tested negative for coronavirus on Tuesday night, after a day spent in self-isolation due to

President Andrzej Duda calls on Armenia and Azerbaijan to stop hostilities

President Andrzej Duda has called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to stop military activities and begin negotiations with the assistance of the OSCE Minsk Group. In a statement published on the president's website on Friday in connection with the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, the president said that Poland has consistently taken the position

Polish competition oversight imposed fines on Gazprom and Nord Stream 2

Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has imposed an over PLN 29 billion (EUR 6.45 billion) fine on Russian gas giant Gazprom, and over PLN 234 million (EUR 52 million) on five other companies working on the Russian-German Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. UOKiK said that the fines