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...

Locked content EU withdraws from signing the Belt and Road deal with China

The EU has not signed the EU-China Belt and Road trade deal, as the document does not include commitments to social and environmental sustainability and transparency, the European Commission spokesman Daniel Rosario said. He added, that the EU supports the project, which would benefit economic growt...

Locked content EU grants visa-free travel to Ukrainians

The European Parliament with 521 votes for and 75 against, approved the bill to grant Ukrainian nationals visa-free travel to the EU. Ukrainians who hold a biometric passport will be able to enter the EU without a visa for 90 days in any 180-day period, for tourism, to visit relatives or friends, or...

Locked content Poland signs the Rome declaration

After some news reports, that Poland might not sign the Rome declaration, Polish PM Beata Szydło joined the other 26 EU leaders in endorsing the document at the EU summit. “The time has come to prepare good projects which will be another step for us to see a developing, single and happy Europe,” Szy...

Locked content Poland threatens not to sign the Rome declaration

Poland won’t adopt the Rome declaration if it won’t address certain issues. “If the declaration does not include the issues which are priorities for Poland, we will not accept the declaration,” Polish PM Beata Szydło said in an interview with TVN24. “The unity of the EU, defense of a tight NAT...