Macron, Scholz, and Draghi did not take the Polish president or prime minister with them to Kyiv, not because Poland matters too little but because it has become too significant for the tastes of “old Europe,” argues Jacek Karnowski for portal wPolityce.pl
The eventual accession of Ukraine to the European Union would have significant consequences for the member states, including shifting the political focus closer to the east of the bloc. It will be a long and complicated process in many areas, writes Jana Juzová, a researcher at the Europeum Institute.
The scene from the Polish TV show depicting the reaction to an opposition politician’s shocking statement about the Kaczyński brothers deserves the award for best political picture of the year, writes Goran Andrijanić
Putin’s appearance at the exhibition in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great gave him the chance to build the narrative that he, like Peter the Great, is not conquering but recovering territory that is rightfully Russia’s, writes Grzegorz Górny on wPolityce.pl
A new project of a broader Europe associated with the EU but with a freer and wider market and mutual military assistance might be the solution for the current political crisis in the EU caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, writes Tomasz Sakiewicz for portal niezależna.pl
In order to counter Russia by creating one of the biggest energy conglomerates in Europe, Poland is moving to merge its two key fuel companies, Orlen and Lotos, but Donald Tusk is campaigning to stop this vital merger, writes Michał Rachoń for portal Niezalezna.pl
Polish President Andrzej Duda’s visit to address the Ukrainian Parliament came at an important moment, when some in the West seem to be tiring of the war, writes Jerzy Haszczyński for daily Rzeczpospolita
“The leaders of the European Union are unquestioningly meeting the ever-increasing demands of the American hawks, which will cause serious problems for the livelihoods of European citizens,” writes Mária Schmidt
Germany, France and Italy all dream of peace that would be paid for with Ukrainian land, but only a total defeat for the Kremlin will lift the threat of a future peace being paid for with Polish interests, writes Andrzej Krajewski for dziennik.pl
Jakub Maciejewski, the war correspondent in the Donbas for portal wPolityce.pl, writes that the scale of the destruction of Ukraine is such that Poland, if it is to be a key player in the post-war process, must have a strategy in place to handle the reconstruction process
Accession of Ukraine into the EU would mark the fulfillment of Poland’s long-term geopolitical goal of creating a Central and Eastern European counterweight to Germany and Russia, writes Mateusz Kosiński
The Russian invasion of Ukraine may be eye-opening for the West, as Western civilization has been on the path to self-destruction for the past 20 years, writes political scientist and philosopher Marek A. Cichocki
Russia’s aggression against Ukraine proved the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party had the best assessment of the threat Russia posed, but that has not translated into a surge for the ruling party because of other long-standing problems, writes Agaton Koziński for portal wp.pl
When the war broke out in Ukraine and Poland’s opposition attacked its own government in Brussels, Polish political commentator Wojciech Biedroń asks under which flag does the Polish society stand firmly today?
A possible extension of coal mining and operation of lignite-fired power plants means a defense against current inflation and future time settings until renewables, hydrogen and other kinder technologies and the warm desires of environmentalists are usable
What Hungary’s left-wing opposition coalition had to endure in the Hungarian parliamentary elections was nothing compared to the way Marine Le Pen and her National Rally were treated in the French presidential election, writes Olivier Bault for Remix News
Poland’s liberal-left opposition has taken delight in the defeat of a conservative who stood with Poland on Ukraine and who opposed the European liberal establishment, writes Goran Andrijanic for wPolityce.pl
The past few weeks have brought Ukrainians and Poles closer together than they have ever been and have led to speculation as to where the limits of this new found union may lie, writes Jakub Maciejewski in portal wPolityce.pl
As Ukraine defends itself bravely against Russian aggression, the confrontation between Moscow and Kyiv is not only a military one but also one based on history, culture and religion, as Pope John Paul II understood when he visited Kyiv in 2001, writes Grzetorz Górny in portal wPolityce.pl
Polish sociologist Prof. Henryk Domański believes that the war in Ukraine has made people fully aware of what Russia is capable of and that, rather than the finer details about the investigation of the 2010 Polish President’s plane Smolensk crash, is what is changing public perception about it
Professor Mieczysław Ryba of the Catholic University of Lublin (KUL) argues that Germany and France have been compromised by Russia’s actions in this war, resulting in Poland now leading the way on Russia
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