Saturday, March 2, 2024

Poland

Providing Ukraine with advanced Western fighters is a logical step towards battlefield success

While Ukraine may have weathered the storm of Russia’s initial onslaught and retaliated with a force and determination largely thought to have been beyond...

Poland is going its own way

The leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, continues to attack Germany, the main focus of his ire in Europe. Kaczynski...

Polish aid for expansion of LG Chem’s electric vehicles battery plant gets EU nod

Poland's €95 million measure in favour of LG Chem Group is in line with EU State aid rules, the European Commission competition chief on...

Poland to construct new wind farm at Zelechowo

Poland plans to develop, construct and operate a new 56MW wind farm at Zelechowo in Poland with the support from a loan of PLN...

No money for thieves

For the governments of Hungary and Poland, it was a slap in the face. On February 16, the European Court of Justice rejected the...

EU invests over €110 million in environment and climate protection in 11 member states

The European Commission announced on February 17 an investment of over €110 million into LIFE program integrated projects for environmental and climate protection, selected...

What if gas stops flowing through Ukraine?

Russia continues to keep more than 100,000 troops on its long border with Ukraine and carry out military exercises in Belarus. The US has,...

A growing number of politicians run afoul of strict COVID regulations

The pandemic is claiming more and more victims among politicians, not by getting infected, but by coming into conflict with the strict rules to...

Poland’s wind power secures EBRD financing

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on December 16 the bank will lend PLN 175 million (€38.9 million equivalent) for the...

Poland to boost residential energy efficiency with help from EBRD, BNP Paribas

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Poland’s major lender BNP Paribas Bank Polska (BNPPL) have agreed a landmark scheme to improve...

EBRD facilitates renewable energy investment in Central and Eastern Europe

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the transition of Photon Energy NV (Photon Energy), a renewable energy developer and independent...

Commission approves EU funding for nature, environment and climate action projects

The European Commission approved on November 25 an investment package of more than €290 million for 132 new projects under the LIFE programme for...

Is Lukashenko setting a new trap for Europe?

One can hardly imagine the misery of the refugees at the border between Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. Thousands of people from Iraq, Syria and...

Lukashenko would not dare cut gas supplies to EU without Kremlin’s permission

Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko threatened to cut gas supplies to Europe transiting his country if the European Union imposed further sanctions in response...

Akuo and Mirova activate 3 wind power plants in Poland

Paris-based Akuo, an independent global renewable energy power producer and developer, announced on October 13 the activation of three wind power plants in Poland,...

On 9/11, it’s time for a reckoning and reflection of decades of failed US national security policy

A reckoning with America’s failed national security policy is long overdue.Our calamitous misadventures in the Middle East and the global financial collapse of 2008...

Poland and Israel enter into an era of colder relations

A serious conflict has broken out between Poland and Israel. Last weekend, Poland's President Andrzej Duda signed a new law that makes it more...

Is the EU learning any lessons from the pandemic?

The European Union - a powerful force for good or a self-serving bureaucratic oligarchy? Whatever your view, the EU is certainly a catalyst for...

Poland continues quest to delay the start of Nord Stream 2

Polish state-owned gas company PGNiG said on August 2 it expects to be granted participation in certification proceedings concerning the controversial Nord Stream 2...

Making sense of the Italy-UAE rift

Earlier this month the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ordered the withdrawal of all Italian aircraft and personnel from its Al Minhad Air Force Base...

EU approves €60.4 million funding for windfarms at Poland’s Banie and Sepopol

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is financing with a local currency loan of PLN 275 million (€60.4 million equivalent) the construction...

Green buildings to help Poland reach climate goals

Poland needs to decarbonise the country’s construction sector as buildings play a crucial role in Poland’s effort to meet the 2050 net-zero emissions goal,...

European weakness and the rise of authoritarians

A diverted plane is nothing new, bomb threats may be rare but are no longer a novelty, but an armed interceptor fighter jet “escorting”...

Tougher sanctions against Belarus

It was a clear act of state-sponsored terrorism. An Irish passenger plane from the Irish budget airline Ryan Air, while on its way from...

MEPs slam EU food companies over caged confinement of animals abroad

In a strongly-worded letter released on May 15, members of the European Parliament called on food companies to end the caged confinement of animals in their global supply...

Ukraine’s chances to join NATO are slim to none, despite Zelensky’s claims

The Russian-Ukrainian conflict was once again back in the headlines in April when people across the world followed massive troop build-ups in and around...

It’s hard to make friends but easy to lose them: A tale of Russia’s self-inflicted isolation

In recent years Estonia did its best to develop an engaging and pragmatic approach towards Russia. In April 2019, President Kersti Kaljulaid visited Moscow,...

In Afghanistan the Allies invested in the US’ security

After nearly twenty years of engagement in Afghanistan, the United States has now set in motion the process of pulling out all its forces...

The soft power of big business in a former Soviet republic

The increasing isolation of Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko’s regime on the international stage raises important questions about the future of the country’s economy. As...

Check the Czechs

With the Czech Republic having the dubious honor of hosting the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of the West versus Vladimir Putin's Russia...

Poland builds first recycling plant for car batteries with EU help

With the help of the European Union, Poland will become the site of the first facility in the EU for recycling both car batteries...

INTERVIEW with Matteo Salvini: The European Union needs to reinvent itself and find a new soul

On two separate occasions prior to the Easter holiday, New Europe had the opportunity to meet with Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy's Lega...

Belarus expels Polish diplomat over ‘cursed soldiers’ event

Belarus on Tuesday said it had expelled a Polish consul from the country, after he participated in an event dedicated to Poland’s "cursed soldiers" who...

Gorbachev at 90: The man who awkwardly pushed humanity forward

As a Soviet teenager growing in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv in the mid-1980s, I was a happy camper. I was going to a...

No human rights without the right to know

Access to information legislation was first seen in Sweden in 1766, with parliamentary interest to access information held by King Adolf Frederick. Finland followed...

Disinformation and the efforts to counter its effects can undermine human rights

Disinformation is a phenomenon often thought of in relation to electoral interference, subversion of democratic processes or foreign state influence operations. While all of...

EU launches Secretariat to help coal regions in transition in Western Balkans and Ukraine

The European Commission has launched the Secretariat of a new initiative to help coal regions in the Western Balkans and Ukraine transition away from...

The aftermath of a rare visit to Moscow that went badly wrong

People remember moments. Over the years, Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief, has stressed the importance of talking to Russia. And so, against...

Lithuania sees red, EU nuke team checks Rosatom-built Belarus plant

European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group ENSREG has just visited Belarus in order to complete a report that summarises the first stage of peer review...

Poland’s dangerous new direction

I am deeply concerned for Poland. Something is changing, and I’m afraid a country I care about deeply is moving in a very dangerous...

European Parliament president under criticism for not supporting Belarus’ pro-democracy movement

A leading Member of the European Parliament is organizing a debate with the aim to invalidate the decision not to open an office in...

Germany, Poland, Sweden expel Russian diplomats in tit-for-tat move

Germany, Poland and Sweden on Monday announced a coordinated expulsion of Russian diplomats in their countries, in response to a similar move by Moscow...

Russia reportedly expels three EU diplomats amid Borrell-Lavrov talks

Russia has expelled three European diplomats, from Germany, Poland, and Sweden, on grounds they attended illegal rallies in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei...

Sefcovic hails milestone for EU Battery Alliance

A second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to support research and innovation in the battery value chain complies with EU state aid...

EU accelerates Poland’s green transition away from coal

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on January 18 the bank is accelerating Poland’s transition from fossil fuels with the construction...

Poland adopts Offshore Wind Act paving the way to develop Baltic Sea projects

Paving the way for Poland to develop offshore wind in the Baltic Sea, the country’s Parliament unanimously adopted Poland’s first Offshore Wind Act on...

Erasmus and Brexit

No policy decision better encapsulates the entire Brexit process better than the UK's decision to withdraw from the Erasmus Programme. For those in Brussels,...

The Bulgarian hammer comes down

Firmly refusing to approve the negotiating framework for the “Intergovernmental Conference” required to launch North Macedonia’s EU accession process, Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva...

Polish fine against Gazprom over Nord Stream 2 unlikely to ever be paid

Poland anti-monopoly watchdog has fined Russian gas giant Gazprom $7.6 billion over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which is unlikely to ever be...

Poland wants to catch the wind of Baltic Sea

In an effort to boost energy independence and reduce carbon emissions, Poland has initiated a joint project to harness the potential of the Baltic...

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