Britain has lost its place in the club of leading EU nations with France and Germany over its plan to hold a referendum on EU membership, the Polish foreign minister has said. Continue reading
ELŻBIETA BIEŃKOWSKA, Poland’s minister for regional development, manages the biggest allocation of European Union funding sent to any single member state. Poland was awarded nearly €68 billion ($89 billion) of structural and cohesion funds (SCF) in the EU’s 2007-2013 budget. When Polish ‘match funding’ is included, the spending package rises to a whopping €112 billion. If the current negotiations in Brussels can be concluded this winter that amount may even be increased for 2014-2020. Continue reading
Forty years ago Europe was being shaped by those who had survived World War II on the Western Front. Today, more and more, it is being driven by those who lived through the brutality of the Eastern Front, and who endured 40 years of communism. Continue reading
Much of the debate in Doha so far has focused on aid for poorer nations. But some developed countries are at odds with developing ones, putting “newly developed” countries such as Poland in a unique position. Continue reading
The first day of talks between leaders on the €1 trillion EU budget framework broke up around midnight on Thursday (22 November) with France and Poland the main beneficiaries from a new compromise proposal. Continue reading
The EU has to sign the Association Agreement (AA) with Ukraine, since it would speed up the European integration of Ukrainians, said Jerzy Pomianowski, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland. At the same time, the office of the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU released a statement that the EU “must show will for deeper relations [with Ukraine]“. They suggested the signing of the AA as the best incentive. Continue reading
The French and Polish presidents agreed Friday to lobby for strong development and farm spending as economic stimulus at upcoming European Union budget talks, despite the bloc’s paymaster Germany wanting austerity.
The EU’s 27 members are struggling to find ways to rein in spending to overcome the economic crisis sparked by the eurozone’s crippling debt woes. Continue reading
Wherever you go in the Polish capital you see and hear construction: the ring road, the metro and new motorways to ease congestion.
The A2, which connects Warsaw to Berlin, was completed earlier this year just before the Euro 2012 tournament began. Continue reading
The European Commission has said that Poland’s prosecution of a rock group for “blasphemy” is out of tune with European values.
It said on Wednesday (31 October) in a written statement for EUobserver that “national blasphemy laws are a matter for the domestic legal order of the member states.” Continue reading
The risk of a catastrophic collapse of the euro zone has now mostly been removed, to a large extent due to the European Central Bank’s bond buying scheme known as Outright Monetary Transactions, Poland’s Finance Minister Jan Vincent-Rostowski said.
“In Poland and in Europe, we’re in a safer situation that we were eight weeks ago, but this doesn’t mean there aren’t huge challenges, a lot of work so that we can cross the difficult year ahead as safe as possible,” he said at a conference in Poland’s parliament Friday. Continue reading