Morawiecki: The best scenario would be no Brexit
“The best Brexit scenario would be the one in which Britons would decide to remain in the European Union,” said PM Mateusz Morawiecki during the World Economic Forum in Davos. The PM also alluded to the words of Donald Tusk that the Brexit referendum was stupid and not agreed upon.
Tusk honored for “confronting his home nation”
Donald Tusk has been distinguished for opposing Poland by the “The Top 100 Global Thinkers” ranking. Polish internauts are outraged, though not surprised at the news of Tusk working against his own country.
Falling Empire of Rationality
The British Empire of rationality has fallen. Witold M. Orłowski explains how the recent Brexit developments have ruined the UK’s image on the international arena.
Europe in a changing world
As Poland, Central Europe, the entire continent and the world with it has changed, so too must the European Union. Professor Marek A. Cichocki explains the importance of the need for change in the EU for Poland’s security.
Western Europe vs. CEE: “Fifteen” shooting at “five”
The European Parliament has not found time to debate the situation in France but will intervene in the internal affairs of the Czech Republic. PiS MEP Ryszard Czarnecki argues that the Czech Republic has become the fifth country to be “shot at” by “fifteen” from Western Europe.
Salvini-Kaczyński talks “exploratory,” says minister
“My father fought both communism and fascism. Salvini is a long way from being a fascist,” says Polish Minister Anna Maria Anders, daughter of one of Poland’s most famous military leaders. She argues that Poland’s liberal opposition labels all who are against it as fascists, populists or nationalists.
Salvini sees chance of “Polish-Italian axis”
“We have began an exchange of views on future cooperation in the European Parliament,” said Matteo Salvini, Deputy PM of Italy and leader of the “Liga”, after his Warsaw meeting with leader of Poland’s ruling party, Jarosław Kaczyński.
Krasnodębski: European Defense Fund is an opportunity
Prof. Zdzisław Krasnodębski, the vice-president of the EP for Law and Justice (PIS) and the European Conservative Reformers urges Poland to do more to take advantage of opportunities provided by the European Defense Fund. Krasnodębski says that in defense Poland “must work on both fronts” – NATO and the EU.
Why does Warsaw support Kiev?
Ukrainian experts believe that Poles, in proposing their own ideas for solving the conflict in the Donbas, have three objectives. They want to help Ukraine defend itself and increase their influence in the EU, states Maciej Pieczyński.
The blunders of Juncker and Tusk
During the last four years of administration under Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU has not only been unable to fix its problems, but has created new ones. Law and Justice MEP Zbigniew Kuźmiuk evaluates the main failures of the current Brussels leadership.
Morawiecki calls for EU reforms
In an interview with the Financial Times, PM Mateusz Morawiecki underlines the necessity for reforms in the European Union and forecasts big changes in Brussels after the EU elections. He also compares the “Yellow Vests” protests in France to the situation in Poland and criticizes Brussels’ response to the matter.
Tusk’s wishes backfire
Tusk receives a pay rise
Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council has just received a pay rise. The former Polish PM now has a higher salary than the President of the United States.
Island for unwanted migrants
Unwanted migrants in Denmark, who have committed a crime or who have not been permitted asylum will be deported to an isolated island. These people are unwanted in Denmark and they will feel that, says the Danish Minister for Immigration.
Eastern Europe safer for Jews than the West
Jews feel safer in Eastern Europe compared to the West, reports American monthly “Commentary”. According to the surveyed Jews, they expect an increase in anti-Semitism in the West in the next 10 to 15 years.
“Protests in France are the rage against Macron,” says Czarnecki
The recent protests in France are an expression of anger towards Emmanuel Macron, argues PiS MEP Ryszard Czarnecki. In his view, this is even more reason for the French president not to lecture others.
The surprise growth of the Polish economy
The Polish economy has seen an unexpected growth. According to Statistics Poland (GUS), the country’s GDP has increased in the third quarter of 2018 from 5.2 to 5.7 percent year-on-year.
Verheugen defends Poland
Former EU commissioner Gunter Verheugen defends Poland’s case in her conflict with the European Union. “I’m not sure that the accusations against Poland are fully justified,” says Verheugen in an interview with Deutsche Welle.
US threatens Russia with sanctions over NS2
The US ambassador to the European Union threatens Russia with sanctions over Nord Stream 2 (NS2). Donald Trump offers European countries American LNG gas as an alternative, at competitive prices.
If Merkel leaves…
As Angela Merkel arrives for a visit to Warsaw, Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski analyses how the German chancellor’s departure from politics would affect Polish-German relations. This Friday, Angela Merkel and Mateusz Morawiecki are to hold Polish-German governmental consultations in Warsaw.
Czaputowicz: Europe should unite, not divide
Czaputowicz: Europe should unite, not divide
Building a Europe based on nation states and not from above them “stems from a real need of society,” says Jacek Czaputowicz. The Polish Foreign Minister also underlined the importance of fulfilling Polish interests through cooperation with other Central European partners.
Macron tries to divide V4
After failing in his own interior policies, Emmanuel Macron has turned his attention to attempts at breaking unity between the Visegrad Four. Bogdan Dobosz explains Macron’s fears with the upcoming European Commission changes and how the French President is trying to divide Europe.
The anti-Polish case of Róża Thun
Róża Thun’s anti-Polish attitudes will bring harm to Poland and not only in the European Parliament. Jerzy Jachowicz analyzes the increasingly dangerous case of PO MEP Róża Thun, whose hatred for PiS is hard to understand.
Babiš not sure about signing Marrakesh agreement
Andrej Babiš criticized the Global Compact (GCM) migration agreement to be signed in Marrakesh in December. “It cannot be, that the European Commission has more authority than the governments of member states,” says the Czech prime minister in an interview for Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
Hundreds of thousands of foreigners receive Polish residence permits
Figures show that Poland issues the highest number of residence permits to people outside of the European Union. In 2017, Poland issued more than a fifth of all the permits given out by the EU.
What the hell do you want, Germans?!?
Andrzej Duda’s pronouncements about energy-saving light bulbs and the silence of German media on women being raped provoked fierce attacks from the Polish and German liberal media.
How Merkel faced the migrant crisis
A leading German journalist reveals that Angela Merkel did not make the decision to allow refugees into Germany during the 2015 migrant crisis.
Duda urged Germans to abandon NS2
Andrzej Duda criticized Nord Stream 2 (NS2) during a joint press conference with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin. “We believe, that the Nord Stream 2 investment will disrupt future energy relations in Europe,” Duda claimed.
Director Svoboda: The EU aims to destroy nation states
Successful director Jiří Svoboda criticized the EU, addressed migration and warned against denying our Judeo-Christian roots.
“We are pro-European,” says Kaczyński
Talking about “Polexit” doesn’t harm Law and Justice (PiS), but it harms Poland, says PiS chairman Jarosław Kaczyński. He remains adamant that his party is pro-European.
The mystery of the vanishing plate
A plate commemorating the opening of the Polish representation in the European Union in Brussels was taken down. This is enough to provoke political scandal with Polexit in the background.
Satanical dilemma for Britain
Boris Johnson, the UK’s former Foreign Secretary, is responsible for Theresa May’s current troubles, argues Jędrzej Bielecki. Referring to Johnson’s article in the “Daily Telegraph”, Bielecki outlines the tough dilemma with which the UK now finds itself.
V4: One for all and all for one
Threatening Article 7 is an interference into the affairs of sovereign nations, claims Speaker of the Sejm, Marek Kuchciński.
Is God a Pole?
There have been so many positive developments for Poland in Europe recently, that Ryszard Czarnecki, Law and Justice MEP, asks: “Is God a Pole”?
How does one deal with Kozlovska?
How Timmermans rose from the conflict with Poland
Andrzej Duda: Poland is gaining power
“Fort Trump is an investment into our security,” underlines Andrzej Duda, referring to the concept of a permanent US military base in Poland. The President also spoke of Poland’s place in the “Europe of two dynamics”.
The increasingly curious case of Kozlovska
Why is Lyudmyla Kozlovska so contained and professional? Jacek Karnowski analyzes the role Kozlovska has played in undermining Polish authorities
Yes. These are restroom doors in Brussels, the heart of the European Union
The portraits of the Holy Mary and Jesus Christ on restroom doors in Brussels have provoked outrage among Polish Twitter users, who see the use of holy images to designate the doors to the “ladies” and the “gents” as yet another sign of the decline of Brussels.
Kozlovska is back in Brussels
Lyudmyla Kozlovska has returned to Brussels at the invitation of MEP Guy Verhofstadt. The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues statement expressing “great concern”.
Desperate move by European Commission over Polish judiciary reforms
The European Commission (EC) has referred Poland to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over judiciary reforms. The Conservative side of the Polish twitter sphere is outraged by these developments.
British tabloid showcases the true face of European leaders
The Sun depicts Donald Tusk and Emmanuel Macron as gangsters and dirty rats in front page news. TVP Info reminds us that former President Bronisław Komorowski praised Tusk’s nomination to European President, as “strengthening Poland’s position in Europe”.
Duda: Three Seas is a European and Transatlantic initiative
“The Three Seas is part of the EU and NATO,” said President Andrzej Duda at the Three Seas summit in Bucharest. During his speech, he outlined how and why the Three Seas is not only a European initiative but also Transatlantic.
ACTA2 could spell the end of unlimited freedom on the Internet
“When politicians are engaged with something, with freedom at stake, you can bet that something will go wrong – in the direction of limiting that freedom,” writes Robert Gwiazdowski. Here is how and why ACTA2 will limit internet freedom.
Kozlovska is back in the EU
Lyudmyla Kozlovska, who had been banned from entering the EU and was deported from Brussels by request of the Polish authorities, has been in Berlin for two days. She will take part in a Bundestag hearing regarding “the breaking of the rule of law in Poland and Hungary”.
Poles and Hungarians stand closer together
The Polish opposition supporting the triggering of Article 7 against Hungary in the European Parliament (EP) is nothing to celebrate about. According to Krystyna Grzybowska, recent actions in the EP will finally make Hungarians and Poles stand closer together.
PM Babiš to be the head of European election campaign
“I will not stand in the election, but I will be the leader of the campaign,” PM Andrej Babiš said.
Talk of Polexit is hogwash
No one in the Polish government is considering Polexit, not even jokingly. Polexit is the opposition’s dream as a means of returning to power.
Polish deputy PM: ECJ verdict may be ignored
Poland may ignore the decree of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) concerning its judiciary reforms, says deputy PM Jarosław Gowin. The assessment of the proposal of the Polish Supreme Court (SN) in the ECJ started today in Luxembourg.
Germany’s diplomatic treason
You cannot trust allies who are traitors. Zbigniew Parafianowicz explains how the meeting between Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin proves that Germany and Poland are not on the same side.
Hungarian at the helm of the EU for a week
Tibor Navracsics, a level-headed conservative, is unlikely to turn heads during his one-week tenure leading the EU but could liven it up with a few pranks instead.
Mária Schmidt: The EU wishes to erase Hungarian identity
“It is especially revolting that some people – more often than not present or past leftists and Communists – falsely depict Hungarian democracy as a dictatorship,” Schmidt said