• Polish President accuses Russia of undermining European security

    During his visit to Italy, Polish President Andrzej Duda spoke out against the isolation of Russia, Polish radio reports. “No one is interested in a new cold war,” Duda stated during his speech at the NATO Defense College in Rome.

    President Duda called for dialogue with Moscow based on the principles of international law. At the same time, he noted that Russian actions in Ukraine undermine the security system in Europe.

    Earlier, Andrzej Duda spoke of the new phases of deployment of an  …

  • Ukraine and US to sign agreement on mutual assistance between Customs Administrations

    On the 23rd of May 2016, Ukraine and the US will sign an inter-governmental agreement on mutual assistance between Customs Administrations, according to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Oleksandr Danylyuk.

    “I have just initialed a draft agreement between the governments of Ukraine and the US on mutual assistance between Customs Administrations. Tomorrow, I will submit a draft order on approval of the agreement to the Cabinet of Ministers. The signing of the approved agreement is scheduled …

  • Poland plans to increase the size of its army to 150,000 soldiers

    The Defense Minister of Poland, Antoni Macierewicz, said that the country plans to increase the size of their army to 150,000 soldiers.

    This, in addition to implementing changes in the leadership and command of the Polish forces, is the main objective of the Ministry, according to statements made by Macierewicz on the 17th of May.

    He added that the first steps towards increasing the army include the removal of restrictions on promotions of junior officers, as well as the removal of 12-year …

  • Media: British fighters escorted five Russian aircraft near Estonia

    On Wednesday, Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to escort Russian military aircraft that approached Estonia, reports the Daily Telegraph’s website. British fighter jets left their base in Estonia and intercepted two Su-27 fighter jets flying with IL-20 electronic reconnaissance aircraft. Two more Su-27 fighters were detected and also intercepted.

    The newspaper notes that Russian aircraft were flying in the international airspace along the northern and western borders of …

  • The Baltic States consider the possibility of creating a single gas market

    Energy regulators and politicians in the Baltic States are considering the possibility of creating a single gas market to facilitate mutual trade. It is possible that after laying the gas pipeline between Estonia and Finland, the latter will also join the common market.

    As the Lithuanian Member of the Commission on Prices, Vigantas Vaitkus, informed the news Agency BNS, the negotiations have just begun and they will continue for several years. The Baltic Regional Working Group was formed to …