Locked content Poland willing to increase its actions in Middle East

Deputy Defense Minister Tomasz Szatkowski said that Poland is willing to increase its operations in the Middle East. “We have announced an increase in our participation, also military, in actions in the Middle East,” Szatkowski said at a panel discussion ahead of a meeting of NATO defens...

Locked content Błaszczak: border controls will be reinstated in July

Minister of the Interior Mariusz Błaszczak announced that Poland will reintroduce controls on its borders in July for added security in light of the NATO summit in Warsaw and World Youth Day in Kraków, both of which occur in that month. He emphasized that this is “standard” procedure for...

Macierewicz: Poland to permanently host 1,000 UK troops

Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz told catholic broadcaster Radio Maryja on Thursday evening that Britain will permanently station 1,000 military personnel in Poland from next year. The statement is in contradiction to Wednesday’s claims by UK Defense Minister Michael Fallon, who said that G...

Locked content Poland and UK announce united views ahead of NATO summit

Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz met his British counterpart Michael Fallon in Edinburgh on Wednesday to discuss common security matters. It was announced that a Polish-British high-level group would be formed in preparation for the NATO summit in Warsaw in July 2016. Macierewicz said that its ta...

Locked content Brtitain to send 1,000 troops for exercises

The British Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday that Britain will send 1,000 soldiers to take part in NATO defense exercises in Poland. According to Reuters, the British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon will make an official announcement after a meeting with Poland’s Defense Minister Antoni ...

Locked content NATO summit in Warsaw under pressure?

According to sources quoted by Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza, Barack Obama is deliberately delaying the meeting with Poland’s President Andrzej Duda in the wake of the constitutional crisis. The daily also said that a NATO summit in Warsaw scheduled for July is in danger. According to Gazeta Wy...

Locked content MFA: NATO-Russia deal should be scrapped

Witold Waszczykowski, Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, said in an interview with Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza that Poland wants NATO to scrap its 1997 deal with Russia, as “it was a political agreement and not legally binding, struck in a different international context.” Wasz...

Locked content Poland may buy submarines jointly with other NATO members

Czesław Mroczek, deputy Defense Minister, has said that Poland may buy submarines jointly with Norway or the Netherlands in order to cut costs. The ministry had planned to buy three submarines, but a tender was postponed due to the ministry’s decision to change the contract specification to ar...