Locked content Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg visits Warsaw

Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), just arrived in Poland on a two-day visit starting on Monday. The purpose of the visit is mainly to discuss preparations for the Warsaw NATO Summit 2016. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with Poland’s President And...

Locked content NATO missile shield base being built in Poland

On May 13, the construction of the NATO missile shield base at Redzikowo (Pomorskie voivodship) started in the presence of Poland’s President Andrzej Duda. Poland and the US signed a deal on interceptor missiles eight years ago. Despite the foundation stone formally being put in place, builder...

Locked content NATO to put 4,000 troops in Poland and Baltic countries

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is set to place some 4,000 troops in Poland and the Baltic countries in an attempt to strengthen Europe’s Eastern border, according to the international daily The Wall Street Journal. “The US is likely to provide two battalions, while Germany...

Locked content Polish Defence Minister: Russia wants to divide NATO

“Judging by the Kremlin’s activity, we can say they are systematically preparing for aggressive action,” Polish Minister of Defence Antoni Macierewicz said on Tuesday. Macierewicz claims Moscow wants to show everybody “they own the Baltic sea.” “It’s time to...

Locked content US to step up presence in Eastern Europe

The US will send three armored brigade combat teams to Eastern Europe from next year in response to “an aggressive Russia,” the US military said on Wednesday, March 30. “This army implementation plan continues to demonstrate our strong and balanced approach to reassuring our NATO Allies ...

Locked content MFA head meets with John Kerry

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. They mainly talked about the upcoming July NATO summit in Warsaw and the security of NATO’s eastern flank, but there was also “marginal” discussions abou...

President Duda at Munich Security Conference

President Andrzej Duda said at the 52nd Munich Security Conference that securing NATO’s eastern flank is of “utmost” importance for Poland and that it is unlikely that Warsaw will send troops to fight against the Islamic State.

Poland joins fight against Islamic State

Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz announced that Poland will join the fight against Islamic State after a meeting with US Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Brussels in exchange for NATO’s stepped up presence on its Eastern flank.