Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland declares victory over Gazprom in gas price dispute

    The Stockholm arbitration ruled in Poland's favor in a five-year dispute with Gazprom over the price of gas, reported Polish state-owned oil and gas company PGNiG.

    "The Court of Arbitration considered PGNiG's arguments and confirmed that the gas price under the Yamal contract was non-market and overstated," PGNiG said.

    Now the Polish company will pay Gazprom for fuel under a new price calculation formula, "which is directly linked to gas prices in the Western European market.

    "The court's …

  • Polish president: Russia is the aggressor in Ukraine

    Polish President Andrzej Duda said that Russia is the aggressor in Ukraine, it is also behaving aggressively towards other countries, and is flaunting its power by violating other countries’ airspace.

    “And so you can’t say that it’s a trustworthy state, which realizes its interests in a peaceful way. We are absolute supporters of complying with international law, whereas by Russia it is being clearly and consistently violated. On many occasions we have protested against this, defending Ukraine …

  • Poland considers buying M1 Abrams tanks from US

    Poland has decided to consider the possibility of purchasing US-produced M1 Abrams tanks. Among other things, the country will need to determine the extent to which these tanks would improve the army’s capabilities in view of the current threats. Poland’s political elite still consider Russia the primary threat to the country.

    Starting next year, Poland will commence with a 15-year program to upgrade the army and navy. As part of the program, the Polish command intends to replace the army’s “ …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: Russia a threat to the EU

    Russia is a "serious threat" to the European Union, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said during the 56th Munich Security Conference, RFM24 reports.

    "We believe that Russia is a very serious threat, that it is a serious player acting to the detriment of the interests of the West, at the expense of democracy. Therefore, Europe and the European Union should unite here with other countries, first of all with the United States," Czaputowicz said.

    In addition, the Polish minister …

  • Poland demands Nord Stream 2 case documents from Gazprom

    The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK), which previously fined the French company Engie Energy in connection with an investigation of the Nord Stream 2 project, has requested information from Gazprom. This was noted in a memorandum from Gazprom related to the launch of new eurobonds, reports RBC news agency.

    “On January 15, 2020, Gazprom received a notice from the Polish committee on competition requesting information and documents for conducting an investigation,” …

  • Poland to stop importing Russian coal

    Polish state-owned companies intend to stop buying coal from Russia, said Polish Minister of State Assets Jacek Sasin in a broadcast of radio RMF FM.

    In addition to Russia, the state-owned company will stop importing coal from South America, Columbia, Mozambique and the US.

    According to information cited by the Polish newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, in 2018 Poland purchased 20 million tons of coal from abroad, of which 13.5 million was from Russia. The primary importer of Russian coal is …

  • Macron: Russia trying to revise WWII history

    Russia is trying to reinterpret the developments of World War II and place the blame for it on the Polish nation, said French President Emmanuel Macron while speaking to Polish students in Warsaw, Le Monde reports.

    The French leader said that he wants to “affirm France’s solidarity with the Polish nation in the face of an entity which denies reality” and seeks to falsify history.

    The dispute between Russia and Poland regarding the role of both countries in WWII broke out after Russian …

  • Zelensky: Defeat of Russian army in 1920 is an example of Ukraine and Poland uniting

    Ukraine and Poland should emphasize those aspects of their history which unite them, and not those which divide them, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a press conference after meeting with his Polish colleague Andrzej Duda in Warsaw.

    “In our relations, we are focusing on that which unites us (and I am convinced that this will continue). For example, the Battle of Warsaw, the hundredth anniversary of which we will commemorate in August,” he said.

    During this battle in 1920, …

  • Zelensky: Polish president to visit Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that his Polish colleague Andrzej Duda might visit Ukraine in 2020.

    “This year we are planning to hold a number of joint events. I believe that one of them will be a visit by Mr President Duda to Ukraine,” said Zelensky during a joint press conference with Duda in Warsaw.

    In May 2020, Poland will hold presidential elections.

    During the first four years of his presidency, Duda visited Ukraine four times.

    However, Duda’s last visit was accompanied …

  • Kaczynski: Russia attacks where it sees weakness and a chance of victory

    Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland’s Law and Justice party, said that Russia “attacks where it sees a weak spot and a chance of victory”. “This was the case in Crimea and in eastern Ukraine. However, it has problems wherever decisive resistance arises, even diplomatic,” he told Bild in an interview, Polskie Radio reports.

    He pointed out that this also applies to Poland and the Baltics, which is why the presence of NATO troops in these countries is important.

    “Germany should send more troops, …