Hungary takes over V4 presidency from Poland

Poland handed over the presidency of the Visegrád Four (V4) to Hungary, which will hold it from July until next June, in Warsaw’s Royal Castle on Tuesday afternoon after a summit of prime ministers of the Visegrád countries - Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic - and the Benelux

Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Ukraine, Poland eye to create new logistics product

The purpose of the joint work on the South-West corridor, which comprises railways of Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, #Ukraine and Poland, is to create a new attractive logistics product, head of #Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov told a meeting with officials from the five countries' railway authorities in Baku, MENA reported. He

Most Europeans judge Brexit as bad for EU and UK

A year ago, voters in the United Kingdom narrowly approved beginning a process of leaving the European Union. Today, publics across the European continent think the UK exit will be detrimental for both the EU and the UK. For their part, Britons agree that their country’s exit will be bad

Warsaw vows to fight penalty for refusing to accept refugees

Beata Szydło

Polish ministry of foreign affairs is set to contest European Commission plans to penalise the country for refusing to accept any refugees as part of an EU relocation scheme, Express.co.uk reports. The revelation comes after the Commission said it would prepare penalties over refugee inaction for Poland, Hungary and the Czech

EU Takes Legal Action Against Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland

The nations’ refusal to harbor asylum-seekers could ultimately result in financial penalties. The European Union has launched a formal “infringement procedure” against three of its member nations—the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland—for failing to comply with a 2015 agreement to harbor asylum-seekers. The procedure allows the EU to take legal

Poland hails upcoming Trump visit as a ‘huge success’

Polish officials are hailing an upcoming visit by Donald Trump, with Poland’s defense minister calling it a “huge success” for the government and another official celebrating the unexpectedness of a U.S. president stopping in Warsaw before Paris, London or Berlin, Washington Post reports. Trump’s visit offers the promise of raising the

Poland Raises Prospect of Refugee Referendum as EU Chides Czechs

Poland’s president raised the prospect of calling for a vote on whether the country should adhere to the European Union’s decision to shelter refugees and the bloc chastised the neighboring Czech Republic for not adhering to its quotas for relocating migrants, Bloomberg reports. Poland’s Andrzej Duda said a vote could coincide

Poland rejects ‘protectionist’ EU labour market reform

The European Union risks alienating its central and eastern members states if it pushes ahead with planned reforms to its labour market, Poland’s Europe minister has warned, according to The Irish Times. The European Commission last year put forward a new version of the so-called posted workers directive, which governs the

Poland condemns London terrorist attack

The Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło has condemned a “beastly” terrorist attack in London which left seven dead and dozens injured late on Saturday night, The Polish Radio reports. “Another beastly attack, more victims,” Szydło tweeted. “Europe must bravely resist terrorists,” she added. Meanwhile, the Polish foreign ministry has said that the

Poland, Slovakia hold talks in Warsaw

Minister Beata Szydlo

Poland and Slovakia held intergovernmental consultations in Warsaw on Wednesday led by the two countries’ prime ministers, Beata Szydło and Robert Fico. The talks were expected to touch on topics including economic ties and cooperation on business and investment projects, Polish Radio reports. Polish government spokesman Rafał Bochenek said the meeting