Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland rejects European Commission demands to revise judicial reform

    Polish authorities do not intend to comply with the demands of the European Commission to revise judicial reform, reported the press service of the Polish Foreign Ministry.

    The Ministry noted that "in accordance with the EU agreements, justice is within the jurisdiction of the EU member countries themselves." At the same time, the ministry stressed that the law on the Supreme Court is aimed at combating corruption. "If the European Commission still has some doubts, it can file a complaint to …

  • Lithuania promises not support the EU sanctions against Poland

    Lithuania will oppose the sanctions against Poland imposed by the European Union, stated the Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevičius during the meeting in Vilnius with his Polish colleague, Jacek Czaputowicz, Polish Radio reports.

    "We will oppose the sanctions against Poland. This dialogue is very complicated but we believe that the result will be positive. Our neighbors also want to improve relations with the European Union in the context of the rule of law. Ultimatums and strong …

  • Poland promises to protect Hungary against EU sanctions

    Poland will vote against any possible sanctions against Hungary coming from European organizations, said Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz in a statement that was published on the Ministry’s website. Earlier, the European Parliament took an unprecedented decision to impose sanctions against Hungary for the “destruction of democratic institutions.”

    The Polish Foreign Ministry expressed its concern at the European Parliament’s decision. “Each EU Member State has a sovereign …

  • Ex-President of Poland nominates Sentsov for Nobel Peace Prize

    Polish ex-President Lech Walesa nominated the Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, currently imprisoned in Russia, for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Polish Film Academy reported.

    Walesa noted that various international human rights organizations have already considered Sentsov's sentence illegal. In addition, according to the former President of Poland, the courage of a political prisoner, who does not require his own liberation, deserves attention.

    In the late 1980s, Lech Walesa led the “ …

  • Russia allows Poland to inspect Kaczynski plane crash fragments

    The Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) has authorized Polish investigators to inspect the fragments of the TU-154m aircraft which crashed near Smolensk, Russia on April 10, 2010, killing all on board, including then Polish President Lech Kaczyński, as announced on the ICR’s official website.

    “The ICR is continuing the criminal case investigation into the fact of the crash during landing approach at the (North) Smolensk airport of the Tu-154M (b/n) 101 aircraft of the Air Force of the …

  • Polish President expresses hope for the permanent presence of the US military in the country

    Speaking at the parade on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day, Polish President Andrzej Duda expressed hope for the permanent presence of the US military forces in his country.

    According to Duda, Poland fears a new aggression from Russia and the permanent presence of the US Army would act as “deterrence for any potential aggressor".

    The US Armed Forces and US servicemen are stationed on a rotation basis in Poland and other countries on the eastern flank of NATO - Lithuania, Latvia and …

  • Russia's Gazprom seeks termination of Nord Stream 2 case in Poland

    Russian gas conglomerate Gazprom filed objections to the Polish antimonopoly body UOKiK and petitioned the termination of the antimonopoly investigation procedure, the Russian company reported in its quarterly report.

    According to the document, on April 30, 2018, Gazprom received notification from the Polish antimonopoly body UOKiK , which launched an antimonopoly investigation against the stakeholders of the Nord Stream 2 project, including Gazprom.

    According to UOKiK, the financial …

  • Ukrainian migrant workers sent over $800 million from Poland in the first quarter

    Ukrainians working in Poland wired home 2.9 billion zlotys, the equivalent of over 800 million US dollars in the first quarter of 2018. This represents 86% of all money transfers of foreigners working in the neighboring country, Polish Radio reports.

    According to the Polish Central Bank, foreigners transferred a total of 3.4 billion zlotys from Poland or over $920 million, which is 700 million zlotys more than in 2017. Last year Ukrainians sent 2.4 billion zlotys from Poland to Ukraine.

    At …

  • Poland claims its dependence on Russian gas decreasing

    The Polish oil and gas company PGNiG in its press release reported the increase in import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into the country. According to the company, although the volume of gas purchased in Russia has also increased, its share in total imports amount has decreased.

    In January-July 2018, LNG shipments to Poland increased by 0.6 billion cubic meters (by 60%) compared to the same period last year. These LNG supplies to Poland came from Norway, Qatar and the United States. Over the …

  • Poland intends to demand military reparations from Russia

    The Polish Sejm intends to make a claim against Russia regarding the payment of military reparations, stated Arkadiusz Mularczyk, the Head of the Sejm Committee on the Payment of Military Reparations in an interview with Rzeczpospolita news outlet.

    “In the next convocation, the Parliament will have to prepare claims to Russia for compensation for damage inflicted on the country by the Soviet Union,” Mularczyk said. “I know that the Baltic States are ready to file such claims.”

    He also noted …