Two against the EU: Hungary PM Victor Orban visits Poland

Poland and Hungary are fighting against refugee redistribution, despite a clear ruling from the EU's highest court. Poland's right-wing government has copied many of its recent anti-democratic measures from Hungary, DW reports. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is slated to visit Warsaw on Friday. Officially, he is returning Polish counterpart Beata

Polish, Estonian PMs talk regional security

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Poland and the Baltic states must work closely together amid concerns about regional security, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło said on Tuesday after talks with her Estonian counterpart Juri Ratas. Szydło told reporters after the Warsaw meeting that the talks had focused on “important security issues” in the region, in addition

German FM rejects war reparations for Poland

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has rejected claims voiced in Poland that Berlin should pay Warsaw reparations for WWII, saying these were an attempt at worsening "close and good" Polish-German ties, according to German weekly Der Spiegel, The reports. Prime Minister Beata Szydło said earlier this month that Poland

Hamas signals readiness to end Fatah feud and hold Palestinian elections

Hamas says it is willing to dissolve its Gaza administration, 10 years after it fought a bloody war with Fatah. Hamas has agreed to hold talks with the rival Fatah movement, dissolve the Gaza administrative committee and hold general elections, in a deal to end their long-running feud in the

EU steps up proceedings against Poland over legal overhaul

The European Commission said on Tuesday it has launched the second stage of infringement proceedings against Poland over sweeping changes to ordinary courts, warning that the new rules undermine judicial independence. In the latest of a series of clashes between Warsaw and Brussels, the EU’s executive announced its move some two

Merkel offers German role in Iran-style nuclear talks with North Korea

Chancellor says deal with Tehran could be a blueprint for a process in which Germany and Europe would play a very active part. Angela Merkel has offered German participation in any future nuclear talks with North Korea and suggested that the 2015 agreement with Iran could serve as a model

Poland will not bend to EU pressure over migrants: FM

Poland will not bend to pressure from the European Union to take in migrants under a mandatory quota programme, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said on Thursday. Speaking to public broadcaster Polish Radio 3, Waszczykowski voiced his negative opinion of a decision by the European Court of Justice, which on Wednesday

Poland calls for reparations amid strains with Germany, EU

In the decades since the end of World War II, reminding Germany of its Nazi past has become a temptation whenever tensions arise over current events in Europe. ABC News reports. So recent assertions by politicians in Warsaw that Germany owes Poland reparations for the mass atrocities and destruction the brutal

Poland asks EU to drop legal case against Warsaw over migrant quotas


Poland has asked the European Commission to withdraw its legal proceedings against Warsaw over its migrant relocation quotas and said it was ready to fight its case in court, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. In July the Commission sent so-called "reasoned opinions" to Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary urging them