Contents tagged with Poland

  • Merkel: Nord Stream 2 pipeline does not threaten EU energy security

    Germany regards the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as an economic project that does not threaten the European Union, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    "We are also for energy diversification. We also want Ukraine to continue to have transit gas traffic, but we believe Nord Stream poses no danger to diversification," Merkel said at a joint news conference after meeting with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

    The Polish Prime Minister objected to Merkel, stating " I do not agree…that …

  • Polish Prime Minister: launch of Nord Stream 2 pipeline may provoke a war between Ukraine and Russia

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that the construction of the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream-2 creates a new unnecessary tension, and that its launch could lead to war between Ukraine and Russia, reports RBC-Ukraine.

    The official noted that Ukraine is now relatively safe since it controls gas routes to Central Europe. According to the Polish Prime Minister, if Nord Stream 2 is launched and the Ukrainian gas pipelines are disconnected, Russia will be able to aggravate the …

  • Poland decides to build its own gas pipeline in Baltic Sea

    Poland, which opposes the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany, intends to build its own gas pipeline along the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

    The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper reported that the Baltic Pipe project will run from the Polish coast to Denmark, and will allow the state-owned Polish gas transportation company Gaz-System to connect to Norway’s gas pipeline network.

    The newspaper notes that in late 2017, the Polish energy company PGNiG …

  • Ukrainian authorities detain and deport Saackashvili to Poland

    The ex-president of Georgia and leader of the “Movement of New Forces” Mikhail Saakashvili was detained by the State Border Service together with representatives of the State Migration Service and other law enforcement agencies during the “investigation of certain places where there is a concentration of illegal migrants,” reported the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

    “While carrying out coordinated interdepartmental work, law enforcement officers found the stateless person M. …

  • Poland recognizes Ukrainian migrants as one of the country's major economic drivers

    In a rating of the “50 most influential people of the Polish economy” compiled by Gazeta Prawna, a Polish newspaper, the second place was collectively occupied by labor migrants from Ukraine, who in terms of their influence on the country’s economy yielded only to the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawieski.

    “The collective hero of the Polish economy and, at the very least, an important and bright factor on our labor market. After the beginning of the Russian aggression in Crimea and a …

  • Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs: Poland wants to settle historic argument with Ukraine

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Jacek Czaputowicz said after a meeting with a top Estonian diplomat in Warsaw that he would like to see a historic argument between Poland and Ukraine settled, according to a report by Radio Liberty.

    Czaputowicz said Poland realizes the concerns the Ukrainian authorities have about a new amendment to the law on the Institute of National Remembrance (INR) of Poland. The foreign minister also said he hoped the argument would be settled at a meeting next week …

  • Saakashvili says Ukrainian authorities want to deport him to Poland

    In an interview with the Georgian TV channel Rustavi 2, former Governor of the Odessa region Mikheil Saakashvili said that the Migration Service of Ukraine has decided to deport him to Poland.  

    At the same time, Saakashvili stressed that "no matter what happens next, he will continue peaceful struggle for change of power" in Ukraine. He also added that his extradition to Georgia could lead to mass demonstrations in Ukraine.

    On July 26th, President Petro Poroshenko terminated Saakashvili’s …

  • Poland reasserts its demand for the return of the Presidential Tu-154M plane wreckage from Russia

    Poland says that Russia has no more reasons to hold on to the wreckage of the Presidential Tu-154M plane that crashed near Smolensk in 2010. According to the Polish press service department, this was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Jacek Czaputowicz during a meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Andreyev.

    “The head of Polish diplomacy emphasized that Russia has no basis for further retention of the governmental plane wreckage and [the Ambassador] expects it to be returned.” …

  • Warsaw: Poland needs migrant workers from Ukraine to ensure sustainable economic growth

    Poland needs the Ukrainian migrant workforce in order to ensure sustainable economic growth, the Chairperson of the Narodowy Bank Polski (the National Bank of Poland), Adam Glapinski, said in an interview with Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, a Polish newspaper.

    Mr. Glapinski stressed that the ability to attract manpower from neighboring Ukraine and Belarus was one of the key vital tests for Poland’s economy.

    Poland felt an acute shortage of qualified personnel particularly in the past years as the …

  • OSCE and US State Department criticized the Polish law on 'Bandera ideology' but Russia supported it

    The law "On the Institute of National Memory" that was approved by the Polish Senate limits the freedom of speech, stated the representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on media freedom, Harlem Désir.

    The Polish Sejm recently approved a law banning the propaganda of the so-called "Bandera ideology.” The law would make it possible to initiate criminal proceedings against individuals who deny the guilt of Ukrainian nationalists for crimes against the Poles. For …