Poland & Political Crisis of the European Union
On December 20, 2017, the European Commission opined that changes initiated in Poland with respect to the judicial system could constitute a threat to the rule of law, which forms the basis of the European Union. “Rule of law” is one of the essential common values delineated in Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union (hereafter TEU): “The Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. These values are common to the Member States in a society in which pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men prevail”.
PM Morawiecki: Why my government is reforming Poland's judiciary
"Poland’s democracy is strong. With reforms to ensure that our citizens have access to impartial, prompt, efficient and incorruptible justice, it will become stronger," writes Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki for "Washinton Examiner".
The PJA Delegates' Congress
The Polish Journalists Association (PJA) delegates’ congress expresses its outrage at the content of the resolution approved by the German Journalists Association on November 5th 2017.
Ambassador Wilczek reacts to Gross's op-ed in NYT
On November 17, The New York Times published an opinion piece by Dr. Jan Gross entitled “Poles Cry for ‘Pure Blood’ Again.”, in which the author presents a tendentious, false and prejudicial picture of Poland and Poles.
Polish foreign policy 2015-2017
On 25 October 2015, elections were held for the Polish Sejm and Senate, which led to an independent majority in the Sejm of a coalition, the core of which is comprised by the political party Law and Justice (PiS).
Juridical System Reform in Poland & the EU
Polish opposition strong relations with the EU elites add fuel to the EU pressure on Poland. The result is the decline of the EU prestige in Poland and a growing impression among Poles that the opposition having no its own proposal of the reform of judiciary tries to use foreign pressure to overthrow legally elected parliamentary majority and the government based on it.
We will show the US that Poland is a reliable partner
President Trump’s visit to Poland this week is a timely reminder of the tight transatlantic bond tying our country, and our region, to the United States. It sends a strong message that we share not only the same norms and values but also a special interest in European security and stability.
Poland's ambassador in Switzerland responds to accusations
A commentary by the Polish Ambassador in Bern Jakub Kumoch has appeared in the Swiss daily "Neue Zürcher Zeitung". In the article the Polish diplomat responds to the text by Reinhold Vetter, which attacks Poland and the countries in our region of Europe for alleged nationalism and succumbing to populist sentiment.
Poland could rebuild the Amber Road
Amber from the Baltic seacoast once dominated the ancient Roman market, fuelling the imaginations of local merchants, contributing to the development of commerce, which radically transformed Europe’s economy, society, and customs. Why not bring it all back?
Poland's vision of Brexit
In a letter informing about the start of the process of United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May strongly underlines the unity of economic and security interests and a community of values that permanently connects the UK to a united Europe. This is a great basis for shaping future relations with the EU.
"Yes" to a single Union
Last Saturday, on the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, European Union member state leaders signed the Rome Declaration. The document was expected to outline the direction to be followed by the European community over the coming years.
Strategic alliance without middlemen
“I’m not sure whether Brexit will be good for Poland or for Great Britain – only time will tell. Not everything that’s good for Great Britain is good for Poland,” said Anna Maria Anders during a debate on Brexit at the Polish Journalists Association. “Following Brexit, Great Britain will strive to achieve a strategic partnership with Poland,” assured British Conservative MP Daniel Kawczyński.