Tag: European Commission

Orbán’s European strategy, a make-or-break moment

Amid political chaos across the continent, the upcoming EU presidency presents Hungarian…

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Who will get the top EU jobs? Intrigue and betrayal mean the battle is far from over

Amidst intrigues and political maneuvering in Brussels, the division of key EU…

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Poland among 7 EU countries facing investigation into ‘excessive’ spending

The EU commission is to initiate an excessive deficit procedure (EDP) against…

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EU commission forecasts Polish economic growth to jump by this much in 2024

Growth in Poland is expected to be driven by rising consumption, higher…

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Will Polish FM Sikorski be the new EU defense commissioner?

Ursula von der Leyen visited Katowice, Poland, and promised that if she…

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Polish conservatives throw down gauntlet to Tusk by putting forward their own candidate for EU commissioner

The candidacy of senior Law and Justice MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski could make…

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Brussels funnels €7.4 billion to Egypt in bid to curb illegal immigration

The European Union has announced a €7.4 billion funding package for Egypt…

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The Digital Identity Wallet is an electronic leash with which Brussels wants to control its citizens

The agreement between the European Parliament and the Council of the European…

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Could Donald Tusk ditch Poland after a year to head up the European Commission?

Donald Tusk, widely considered to be the next prime minister of Poland,…

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Morawiecki accuses Brussels of blackmailing Poland into a change of government

If reports of Brussels no longer requiring milestones on the rule of…

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After Germany dumps 38,000 tons of trash in Poland, EU commission agrees Berlin must take it back

The European Commission has agreed with Poland in its dispute with Germany…

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EU data shows Ukraine is exporting more grain now than before bans in Central Europe

EU data shows Ukraine managed to export more grain in August than…

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Why the EU is unlikely to take action against Poland’s ban on Ukrainian grain – for now

With Poland openly defying the European Commission decision not to extend the…

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Polish PM addresses nation, says Poland will extend embargo on Ukrainian grain

In Tuesday's address, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that Poland will…

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Poland will continue to block Ukrainian grain whatever the EU commission decides

Poland would not hesitate to issue an order to block the import…

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Tusk is trying to blackmail and bribe Polish voters

Donald Tusk, the former prime minister of Poland and the leader of…

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Germany and France don’t want Ukrainian grain ban to continue

The European Union's two-largest economies are opposed to an extension of the…

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Poland complains to European Commission over 38,000 tons of illegal German garbage   

Poland has lodged an official complaint with the European Commission against Germany…

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Nine EU countries have still not received any money from the Covid-19 Recovery Fund

As many as nine EU member states have yet to receive a…

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Brussels blocks €100 million compensation package for CEE farmers over dumping of Ukrainian grain

A compensation package worth €100 million for Central and Eastern European farmers…

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Polish PM: ‘I want to see Germans picking strawberries and apples in Poland’

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told a rally in central Poland that…

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Polish justice minister accuses top EU court of political bias and violating EU treaties

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Monday ruled that Poland’s reform…

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Poland will refuse EU’s mandatory relocation of migrants, dissenting countries face a fine

Poland is expected to reject any EU-wide proposal for mandatory relocation of…

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European Commission increases Poland’s 2023 GDP growth forecast

Poland's economy is expected to grow more rapidly than previously thought after…

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Are tensions rising between Poland and Ukraine? Senior Polish ruling party MEP accuses Ukraine of ‘disloyalty’ toward Poland

After Ukraine protested Poland's decision to block Ukrainian agricultural products to protect…

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EU slams Poland and Hungary’s ban on Ukrainian food imports as other countries threaten to join blockade

The European Commission has slammed Poland and Hungary's ban on Ukrainian food…

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ECJ ruling on forest policy is about foreign domination not environment, says former Polish PM

Former Prime Minister Beata Szydło has criticized the European Court of Justice…

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The EU’s rule-of-law dispute with Poland has been taken up a notch

The European Commission has decided to challenge the Polish constitutional court over…

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EU pushes to stamp out Polish constitution, assert power of EU courts over Polish law

Polish officials have reacted with considerable irritation to the European Commission’s decision…

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EU hell-bent on destroying Poland in effort to oust conservative government

Poland’s political elites used to believe that it was in the country’s…

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Brussels’ corruption scandal shows the EU is rotten to the core

Brussels’ little world is buzzing. Everyone is talking about the now former…

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EU and Poland strike deal over judicial legislation to unlock EU recovery funds

The European Commission has reportedly accepted plans proposed by the Polish government…

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5 Polish regions to receive €3.85 billion in EU environmental funds

The European Commission adopted Polish Operational Programs worth a total of €3.85…

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Poland blocks European Commission’s proposed price cap on Russian oil

Poland has blocked the European Commission's proposal to fix the price of…

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EU is demanding we violate our own constitution, says Polish ruling party leader

Poland is willing to be accommodating to the European Commission over the…

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Czech trade minister slams EU’s slow response to energy crisis

The European Commission is proceeding too slowly in solving the energy crisis,…

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Poland will request European Commission to suspend fines

Poland will submit a request for a suspension of charging fines by…

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Poland has 7 aces up its sleeve to turn tables on Brussels, says senior Polish MEP

Poland still has cards up its sleeve to turn the tables on…

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Expert: Poland’s worsening economic outlook means agreement to release EU funding is essential

Poland is currently being threatened with the loss of €110 billion worth…

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‘EU funds are already flowing into Poland,’ says Polish PM Morawiecki

It is possible to resolve the conflict over EU funds with the…

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EU may cut all funds to Poland in dramatic escalation, €110 billion at stake

The European Commission may stop all EU funding for Poland, which would…

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Germany set to cave to pressure over EU-wide gas purchasing and price cap plan

The EU summit in Prague on Friday may witness a German U-turn…

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Morawiecki slams Von der Leyen’s ‘scandalous’ remarks on Italian election

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki criticized European Commission President Ursula von der…

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‘Time for Poland to defend itself against the European Commission,’ says influential Polish MEP

Ruling party MEP Witold Waszczykowski, a former foreign minister, has called for the…

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Source: Discussions underway to offer Poland’s Donald Tusk position as European Commission president

German politicians name Donald Tusk as one of the future candidates for…

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Poland will oppose EU plan to cut €7.5 billion in funds to Hungary, says Polish PM

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has declared that Poland will oppose any…

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Czechia’s electricity price cap explained

The Czech government, led by Prime Minister Petr Fiala, presented a plan…

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The EU plans to cap soaring electricity prices

With some governments already moving to cap electricity prices, the European Commission…

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Poland may borrow money to replace lost EU funds

Poland's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture Piotr Gliński has assured…

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Poland: Polling shows annoyance with Brussels and fear of coping without EU funds

Forty-eight percent of Poles believe it was dishonest of the European Commission…

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Czech commissioner Jourová is reason EU is withholding funds from Poland, claims Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine

EU commissioner Věra Jourová was supposed to contribute to strengthening relations between…

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Von der Leyen is being dishonest about EU funding for Poland

Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of Poland's conservative ruling Law and Justice (PiS),…

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Poland will obtain money from EU Recovery Fund, says PM Morawiecki

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says Poland will get funding from the…

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Von der Leyen broke the deal, now we have nowhere to retreat to and we must act, says Kaczyński

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has gone back…

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EU’s sanctions on Poland more severe than those imposed on Russia

The brutal reality of European politics means that alongside Russia, which invaded…

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Southern Europe does not want to limit gas use to aid Germany

The dissent was present everywhere, but it was the Spanish who made…

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Poland could use EU gas limit plans as leverage for dismantling Nord Stream 2

At least six EU states are reported to be opposed to the…

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Poland should be ready to function without EU Recovery Fund, warns senior MEP

Poland is getting in the way of the creation of a Franco-German…

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EU ‘stabbing Poland in the back,’ says former foreign minister

The statements made by European Commissioners Didier Reynders and Vera Jourova in…

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European Commission decision to punish Poland further is madness, says Polish MEP

The European Commission last Friday decided to instigate the second stage of…

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The EU’s Polish betrayal is akin to that of the Munich Agreement for Czechoslovakia

PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński made it clear over the weekend that there…

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The European Commission does not care about rule of law, it wants to subjugate

The European Commission never seems satisfied; regardless of how far Poland is…

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Polish PM Morawiecki under fire for accepting EC funding milestones

Liberal-leaning news portal Onet.pl claimed some politicians in Poland's ruling party are…

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Poland building coalition to fight EU’s ban on gas and diesel cars

Not everyone is on board with the European Union's plans to ban…

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European Commission approves Orlen’s acquisition of Lotos

The European Commission has approved the agreements reached for Polish refiner PKN…

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Poland: Liberal mayor of Warsaw calls on EU to withhold funds to his own country

Liberal Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski said that he hoped the European Commission…

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Czechia receives over €27 million from the EU to help with Ukrainian refugees

The Czech Republic will receive €27.4 million from EU funds to help…

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Poland closer to securing EU funds from National Recovery Plan

Poland is getting closer to receiving EU funds from National Reconstruction Plan.…

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EU could cap price of gas if Russia cuts energy, but there are risks

In the case of a complete cut-off in Russian gas, the European…

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‘A disaster for online privacy’ — EU plans online chat control that would break encryption, mass scan mobile phones across Europe

The European Commission has published draft legislation which obliges communication service providers…

Shock claim: The EU needs just 14 votes to change EU treaties, says former EU commissioner

Germany and France are making a new push to remove veto powers…

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Von der Leyen wants to lift unanimous decision-making in the EU, calls for treaty change

The heads of European institutions promised on Monday to implement some of…

Czechia can support EU boycott of Russian oil by year’s end, says industry minister

Under certain circumstances, Czechia is willing to support the end of Russian…

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EU prepares to punish Hungary following Orbán’s election victory, but his government remains defiant

Following Viktor Orbán's landslide election victory on April 3, it was less…

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Europe censored: EU agrees on controversial new law to regulate social media

Negotiators for the European Parliament and EU member states agreed on Saturday…

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Will it work? Poland refuses to pay for more Pfizer vaccines

Poland will not take or pay for more doses of COVID-19 vaccine…

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Polish PM calls for European Commission to ‘finally implement a solidarity fund for Ukraine’

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visited Lviv in western Ukraine, where in…

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The EU launches a direct assault against Marine Le Pen’s presidential bid

In a sign that the European Union has completely abandoned any pretense…

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European electricity market set for a revolution

The European Union is experiencing a wake-up call regarding the electricity market,…

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EU preparing for 8 million Ukrainian refugees

The European Union is preparing for 8 million Ukrainian refugees, according to…

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Hungary hits out at EU Commission’s plans to restrict promotion of red meats and wine

Hungary has declared the European Commission's plan to phase out funding for…

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Polish conservatives slam Donald Tusk’s fake news video about EU Recovery Fund money

Donald Tusk has been heavily criticized for a video he published on…

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Polish economy expected to grow at faster rate than EU average over next two years

Poland's economy continued to defy expectations in the second half of 2021…

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