Contents tagged with Duda

  • Poland agrees to buy extra 1.5 million tons of LNG annually from US

    The Polish oil and gas company PGNiG has agreed to buy 1.5 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually from the American company Venture Global LNG, over and above the amount agreed on in the contract signed by the firms in 2018, PGNiG told the press on Wednesday.

    At the end of 2018, PGNiG signed a contract with Venture Global LNG to supply Poland with 2 million tons of LNG per year (2.7 billion cubic meters of gas after regasification) for 20 years, staring in 2023. Now the annual …

  • US to send drone squadron and 1,000 troops to Poland

    The US intends to transfer additional military forces to Poland, where it already has 4,500 of its troops stationed, announced US President Donald Trump after a meeting with his Polish colleague President Andrzej Duda.

    As part of the declaration to expand military cooperation signed by Trump and Duda on Thursday in Warsaw, a contingent of an additional 1,000 US troops will be sent to Poland, as well as a squadron of reconnaissance drones.

    A new military airfield will also be built “for …

  • Warsaw and Washington agree to increase number of US troops in Poland

    The Chief of the Cabinet of the Polish President, Krzysztof Szczerski, said that the country has concluded talks on increasing the number of US troops, as reported by Polskie Radio. According to him, Polish President Andrzej Duda and US President Donald Trump would have to approve the  agreement.

    “As the political leaders of the countries, the presidents will decide whether or not they are satisfied with the deal. If so, we envision this political agreement will happen when the President of …

  • President Duda wants to secure Poland's membership in the EU and NATO in the Constitution

    During the celebration of Poland’s Constitution Day, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that the state's membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Alliance should be added to the Constitution, reports Ukrinform. According to the opposition, the ruling party is against such a move.

    “We have a constitution and we need to discuss any potential amendments. We should debate whether or not the EU membership should be included in the constitution and we must add a guarantee that we will …

  • Poland plans to abandon post-Soviet military aircraft

    President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, stated that Poland wants to abandon the post-Soviet era military aircraft and buy the latest, fifth-generation military equipment, in particular, American F-35 aircraft, reports Ukrinform.

    “We would like Polish aviation to completely abandon the post-Soviet aircraft, and to be able to fly the best aircraft in the world,” said Duda. He expressed hope that Poland would be able to buy American F-35 aircraft.

    “This is a very ambitious and expensive program. We …

  • Poland to demand $900 billion in reparations from Germany

    Poland intends to demand reparations from Germany for the damage suffered during the Second World War in the amount of at least 900 billion dollars, stated the deputy of the Polish Sejm Janusz Shevchak, who is a member of the parliamentary group on the assessment of the amount of compensation.

    “As long as Germany does not pay off Poland’s debt for World War II, and we are talking about an amount of no less than $900 billion, it should maintain exceptional restraint when it comes to attacks on …

  • Stoltenberg confirms funding for US army depot in Poland

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed that the alliance will allocate $260 million to the construction of a military storage site for the US forces in Poland, Polish Radio reports.

    The base will be located in Powidz, and will house armored vehicles, ammunition and weapons for the American brigade.

    Stoltenberg said that this investment from the NATO headquarters is of key significance due to the close proximity of a major military airport.

    “This investment in infrastructure in …

  • Poland explains why Putin is not invited to World War II commemoration

    Krzysztof Szczerski, Chief of Cabinet for Polish President Andrzej Duda, explained the president’s decision not to invite Vladimir Putin to the events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, Radio Liberty reports.

    Szczerski told the Polish Press Agency that Poland will commemorate the date alongside representatives of countries that cooperate with Warsaw to ensure peace on the basis of compliance with international law and respect for the sovereignty and territorial …

  • Poland to spend record $48.9 billion on army upgrades

    The technical plan to modernize the Polish army will require 185 billion Polish złotys (around $48.9 billion) in financing for the several programs it includes. The relevant document has already been signed by Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak, the Polish government website reports.

    “This is a record plan in terms of the amount of financing,” Błaszczak observed.

    According to the minister, the programs included in the plan reflect the army’s current objectives. One of them is to “reinforce …

  • Polish deputy foreign minister to become new ambassador to Ukraine 

    Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki is to become his country’s new ambassador to Ukraine, Polish President Andrej Duda announced, as cited by Wpolityce. 

    “The proposal is for Cichocki, who is deputy minister of foreign affairs, to take this post, so that this is effectively a reinforcement of this political representation, and also, of course, a reinforcement of relations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” Duda explained. 

    He noted that presidential elections are approaching …