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.
Foreign policy and the "new quality"
When a year ago I joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an advisor and gained additional insight by means of access to internal newsletters, information about meetings at home and abroad, the content of statements given to foreign media outlets – I was shocked by the discrepancy between what I saw and heard and how the MFA is portrayed in the media.
The New York Times vs. Polish history
In the last days before Christmas, the New York Times published two commentaries concerning Poland: on 21 December an article titled “Poland’s Tragic Turn” expressing the official opinion of the editorial office; and two days later a commentary entitled “Stalin’s Lengthening Shadow” by Ms Sylvie Kauffmann (former editor-in-chief of “Le Monde”) as a follow up. Both pieces refer to the events of recent months, and especially recent days, in Poland.
Foreign media coverage of Poland reaches new nadir
I just read on the Politico website that Jaroslaw Kaczynski is one of the people most likely to ruin Europe in 2017. The head of Law and Justice (PiS) is presented in the text as "the strongest anti-European" politician whose words on Europe would make even Neil Farage proud. The only person who talks about the head of PiS in the text is Lech Walesa, who says that Kaczynski is "dangerous and irresponsible".