Locked content President signs law on UN climate agreement

President Andrzej Duda signed a law on Thursday authorizing the head of state to ratify the UN climate change agreement. This followed the Sejm’s approval of the law on Thursday. This agreement, negotiated last year in Paris, requires states to limit CO2 emissions. The aim is to keep the increase in...

Locked content EU to ratify Paris climate agreement

EU member states agreed on Friday to sign the Paris climate agreement which could happen as soon as this Wednesday. “This is a success. Polish interests will be secured,” Polish Environment Minister Jan Szyszko said. Poland, with its coal based energy mix, was one of the pact’s biggest o...

Locked content Visegrad Group will present its stance on EU reform

The leaders of the Visegrad Group (Poland, Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary) have expressed their support for Ukraine’s European aspirations and announced they will present their proposal on how to reform the EU at the next informal EU summit in Bratislava. The meeting in Krynica was divided into...

Locked content President Duda discusses economic cooperation with Jordanian King

On August 28, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda met with the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Abdullah II of Jordan, in Gdańsk, during his unofficial visit to Poland. The two leaders expressed their keen interest to cement bilateral relations and open wider scopes for cooperation, partic...

Locked content Orbán in Warsaw: The EU should set a joint European army

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, in Warsaw on Friday, announced that the European Union should start setting up a joint European army, claiming that security should be a priority for Europe. “We should list the issue of security as a priority, and we should start setting up a common Euro...

Locked content Waszczykowski on political mission to Turkey

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski announced his Thursday visit to Turkey, with the aim of learning more about the current situation in Ankara after a failed coup in mid-July. “We want to go and, along with my Romanian colleague Lazar Comanescu, talk with the Turkish authorities abou...

Young Poles support idea of reintroducing border controls

As much as 80 percent of Poles aged 18-24 said that they support the idea of restoring border controls and scrapping the Schengen area, according to a survey by IBRiS for Rzeczpospolita.  In total, 50 percent of the respondents approved the idea, while 47 percent were against.

Tusk: Days of illegal immigration are over

European Council President Donald Tusk said after a summit with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu that the “days of irregular migration to Europe are over,” as the two leaders reached an agreement to stem the flow of migrants coming to EU through the Balkans.

Locked content CBOS: 81% of Poles want to remain in EU

81 percent of Poles support Poland’s membership in the EU, a poll by CBOS shows. Carried out at the beginning of February, the poll gauged the opinions of Polish citizens on matters connected to European integration. 52 percent of those asked stated that Poland’s membership in the EU doe...