Contents tagged with Poland

  • Ukrainian President urges Poland to review Institute of National Remembrance Act

    Ukraine supports an initiative to review the Polish Institute of National Remembrance Act and Ukraine-related items, said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the opening ceremony of the memorial dedicated to Ukrainian victims of the Polish Farmers’ Battalions (Bataliony Chłopskie) and units of the Armia Krajowa (Home Army) in 1944. The memorial is in the Polish village of Sagryn, where the Poroshenko took part in a prayed for the victims of the events of 1944.

    “We support the …

  • Polish President calls events in Volhynia an 'ethnic cleansing'

    Volhynia massacre was an ethnic cleansing and not merely a war between Poland and Ukraine, said the President of Poland Andrzej Duda, as reported by UNIAN. “This was not a war, this was an ethnic cleansing, to remove Polish people from the areas they lived. 100,000 people were tortured to death”, - noted Polish president. He called the anniversary a very sad date for Polish families.

    Duda arrived in Ukraine to take part in the events dedicated to the 75-year anniversary of this tragedy. …

  • President Poroshenko calls for 'mutual forgiveness' between Ukrainians and Poles

    “We have to abandon political assessments of the historical past,” said President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the 75th anniversary of the Volyn tragedy, UNIAN reported. Poroshenko opposed unilateral political assessments of the common historical past because he claims that they do not contribute to the process of historical reconciliation. The leader of Ukraine stressed that "the tragic conflicts between Ukrainians and Poles during the Second World War" require a thorough investigation that …

  • Polish prime minister highlights dangers of Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, speaking in European Parliament in Strasbourg on July 4, cautioned Europe against the joint construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia.

    He believes that, starting with Central Europe, everyone may be adversely affected by the construction of Nord Stream 2, which he considers a purely political project, not an economic one.“The European Union does not need Nord Stream 2, which will increase the risk of instability in Eastern Europe and …

  • Poland finds violations in Gazprom contracts

    Poland’s Supreme Audit Office (NIK) has discovered violations in gas contracts made with Gazprom between 2009-2010, according to a document published on the NIK’s website.

    The document states that former Polish Economy Minister Waldemar Pawlak made agreements with the Russian company “without the needed backing in the form of an approved negotiation instruction, and after the approval of such instructions, some of the agreements were incompatible with the obligatory principles”.

    The NIK also …

  • Stockholm Arbitration Court supports Poland’s demand for a reduction in gas prices from Gazprom

    In the interim judgment on the claim of the Polish oil and gas company PGNiG, the Stockholm Arbitration Court ruled that it can demand that the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom reduce gas prices, as evidenced by the partial decision of the Court published by the press-service of the PGNiG.

    The Polish company has the right to demand lower prices for Gazprom’s Russian gas within under the so-called Yamal contract, the long-term contract under which the Russian company supplies Poland with gas.

    The …

  • Warsaw: Poland is far from a joint historical declaration with Ukraine

    The common historical declaration between Ukraine and Poland "is not even visible on the horizon,” Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Bartosz Cichocki said, the Polish edition of Wpolityce reported.

    "In a dialogue with Ukraine, we got stuck on the issue of an administrative ban on conducting search and exhumation. This prohibition shows how different our views are on historical truth," he says.According to Cichocki, the question of a common historical declaration is not being …

  • Polish Senate approves changes to the Law on the Institute of National Remembrance

    The changes to the Law on the institute of National Remembrance adopted by the Sejm have been approved by the Polish Senate. 76 senators voted in favor of the changes, one was against, one senator abstained, Polish radio reports.

    The Senate abolished a clause that assumed criminal responsibility for attributing Nazi crimes to Poland. "These regulations came into effect on March and gave rise to disputes, particularly with Israel, the United States and Ukraine,” the statement reads.

    Polish …

  • Warsaw: Poland painstakingly working to prevent Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    Polish Deputy Minister of Energy Michał Kurtyka said that Warsaw has demanded that the EU gas directive be changed as soon as possible to prevent the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Polskie Radio reports.

    According to Kurtyka, the ambassadors of the European Union will amend the document in late June. The deputy minister said this has become possible as a result of "the hard, painstaking and months-long work of Polish diplomats." These amendments will extend EU legislation to all …

  • Poland wants to be a mediator in the US-EU conflict

    The Polish government intends to take the position of an intermediary between the European Union and the United States in the conflict that erupted after the G7 summit over trade tariffs, said Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Moravetsky in an interview with Gazeta Polska.

    "Everybody probably noticed that today, the paths taken by the EU and the United States began to diverge and now [the situation] depends on whether Poland [can mediate] the two sides or remain in the uncomfortable position of …