EU-US trade war escalates

The European Commission officials on Monday presented EU member states with a €2.8 billion list of over 100 US products that could be affected in response to the US President Donald Trump proposal to place tariffs on European steel and aluminum. The list includes such consumer goods as clothing, cos...

Locked content New EU’ renewable energy goals ‘hard to meet’

Poland will find it difficult, to meet the new upgraded renewable energy resources goals for 2030, approved by the European Parliament earlier this week, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski said. “We will struggle to meet these goals along with other states,” he said, adding that the decision is n...

EU to abolish geoblocking in e-commerce

The EU has agreed to abolish geoblocking in online retail trade. After the new regulation come into force, customers from the whole bloc will be able to purchase goods and services on any website in the EU, without being redirected to local sites with differing prices. “Removing unjustified blocking...

Locked content Multi-speed Europe will lead to its end – Duda

The European Union will become less attractive to some member states if it implements a “multi-speed” strategy, and break up ultimately, President Andrzej Duda said during his speech at the Economic Forum in Krynica. “A division of the bloc into a multi-speed union will not be beneficial … pol...

Locked content EU to launch legal actions against Poland over judiciary reforms

The European Commission announced that it would launch legal action against Poland over an overhaul of its judiciary, and gave Warsaw a month to respond to the concerns. According to Brussels, Polish government’s recent attempts at judiciary reforms undermines the independence of judges and breaks E...

Locked content Poland abstains in Ukrainian trade preferences vote

Agriculture ministers from EU Member States have voted to adopt the trade preferences for Ukraine, aimed at strengthening the country’s economy. Polish and Latvian representatives abstained from voting. Poland’s deputy agriculture minister Ryszard Zarudzki explained that Poland has reser...

Locked content EU criticizes Polish judiciary reforms

Leaders of two major European Parliament groups Guy Verhofstadt (Alde) and Manfred Weber (EPP) urged the EU and the European Commission to act. “By changing the law, Law and Justice (PiS) is turning its back for good on the independence of the judiciary. A red line was crossed yesterday. With this v...

Locked content CEE calls for sped EU accession of Montenegro and Serbia

Seven CEE member states, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czechia, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia called on the European Union to accelerate the accession of Montenegro and Serbia to the bloc, saying a failure to integrate the Western Balkans could pose a security threat to the whole region. “If we cannot ...

Locked content EU Commission to pursue dialog with Poland over rule of law

European Union members called for the continued dialog with Poland regarding rule of law. “There was broad agreement around the table today that rule of law is a common responsibility and we should continue dialog with Poland,” Commission’s Vice President Frans Timmermans said after the debate...