Contents tagged with Poland

  • Representatives of the Verkhovna Rada and the Polish Sejm anticipate inter-regional cooperation

    The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy, and the Speaker of the Polish Sejm, Marek Kuchciński, foresee serious prospects of increasing cooperation between countries of the Carpathian region when it comes to economics, transit and security issues.

    “We have discussed the issue of inter-regional cooperation. We have developed a shared understanding where we see great prospects of increasing inter-regional cooperation,” Parubiy stated after bilateral meeting with Kuchciński during a …

  • Poland wants to establish Assembly including the Visegrad Four, Romania and Ukraine

    The Marshall of the Sejm of Poland, Marek Kuchciński, said in Truskavets that at the Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój (Poland), Polish representatives plan to propose the establishment of an Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Visegrad Four countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary) and two neighboring countries of the Carpathian region - Romania and Ukraine,” as reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

    "We want to offer our colleagues from the Czech Republic and Hungary to establish a joint …

  • Poland: Brexit could simplify Ukraine's path to the EU

    The UK’s decision to withdraw from the European Union (EU) will force the European institutions to change how they function. This may then simplify the process for Ukraine to integrate with Europe. This was stated by the Marshal of the Polish, Sejm Marek Kuchciński, at a briefing in Truskavets in the Lviv region on the 26th of June.

    “If we are discussing the future, especially Europe’s future with regard to the decision of the UK, then I believe that this is an opportunity to necessitate …

  • Macierewicz: Brexit will not weaken NATO

    On the 24th of June, Antoni Macierewicz stated that withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU won’t affect the relationship of the country to NATO and will not weaken the Alliance, Radio Polsha reported.

    “There are no reasons for hysteria. The European Union is a union of sovereign and independent states. Each country has a right to decide its own fate. The United Kingdom made its choice,” Macierewicz stated.

    The Polish Minister of National Defense noted that the possibility of the …

  • The remains of Polish President Lech Kaczyński are to be exhumed

    Polish Prosecutors stated that they will carry out the exhumation of the remains of Polish President Lech Kaczyński and other victims of the 2010 plane crash near Smolensk. Poland is looking to find new evidence to help investigators determine the cause of the crash, Radio Svoboda reports.

    An inquiry by the previous government determined the tragedy was caused by a pilot error, but the current Law and Justice ruling party led by Kaczyński's twin brother, Jaroslaw, states that the crash may …

  • Waszczykowski: Steinmeier's criticism of NATO exercises shows a double standard from Germany

    The Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Witold Waszczykowski, stated in his interview with TVN24 TV Channel that the statement by the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who heavily criticized military exercises with the participation of NATO countries in Eastern Europe, is evidence of a dual approach coming from Berlin on the issue of the security of the Alliance’s eastern flank.

    “My response is the following: Frank-Walter Steinmeier, you have several plans for …

  • Polish Defense Minister: Russia is currently the largest threat to world security

    According to Macierewicz, Russia should stop imposing its views and rules on other states and peoples through military force.

    The Polish Minister of Defense, Anthony Macierewicz, said that Russia is currently the biggest threat to world security as reported by PAP. "With all due respect to the Russian people and especially to Russian artists... it doesn't change the fact that Russia is the biggest threat to global security today," the Minister said.

    According to him, Russia is country with a …

  • Warsaw wants the NATO Intelligence Center to be built on Polish territory

    Poland wants the NATO Intelligence Center for the four battalions of the Alliance that will soon be deployed to Eastern Europe to be established on its territory, Radio Polsha reported.

    “The Center will be a place of rapid collection of information. This data will allow other NATO members to be aware of what is going on in the eastern flank,” the Polish Minister of National Defense, Antoni Macierewicz stated, stressing that Berlin also supports Warsaw on this issue.

    The final decision will be …

  • Ukraine and Poland to begin construction of new gas pipeline in 2017

    Ukrainian and Polish gas transportation experts are working on the design for the construction of a new pipeline, as posted by the Press Secretary of Ukrtransgaz, Maxim Bilyavskiy, on his Facebook page.

    "There will be a new pipeline between Ukraine and Poland; its commercial operation is planned for 2020", he said, adding that the construction of the pipeline will begin in 2017.

    According to Bilyavskiy, in the process of constructing this pipeline, the advanced technology of horizontal …

  • NATO to approve deployment of four new battalions along its eastern borders

    This week NATO will approve the deployment of four battalions to the Baltic States and Poland, according to Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

    “We are going to approve the deployment of four reinforced international battalions to the Baltics and Poland,” Stoltenberg said at a press conference before a meeting of the Defense Ministers of NATO countries.

    Each battalion will have between 500 and 1000 soldiers. NATO officials state that new military reinforcements are deployed in Eastern Europe …