Here you will find the latest news published on the website.
The controversial election of Donald Tusk
When electing Donald Tusk as its president, the European Council recognized that a member state cannot block a candidate who is a political opponent of the incumbent government of his or her country. The explanation given by Donald Tusk, that he is a guardian of EU values, is unconvincing. In May 2015, when the Civic Platform was still in power, Tusk supported Bronisław Komorowski in Poland’s presidential elections. Hence, the question arises: what values was Tusk defending then? Ryszard Legutko, MEP, filed a complaint to the European Ombudsman. Regrettably, it has never been reviewed, which shows that impinging on the principle of impartiality and political neutrality by the President of the European Council is not a new issue.
The World Bank commends Poland
The economic development of Poland has been a huge success in recent years, but further reforms are needed in order to meet citizens’ expectations of catching up with the rest of the European Union – this is the main conclusion of the World Bank report presented yesterday.
60 years ago the Treaty of Rome initiated integration in Europe
Saturday marks 60 years since the signing of the Treaty of Rome, which launched European integration. The gradual deepening of European economic cooperation led to the idea of political integration in the Old Continent.
In defence of the rules
Konrad Szymański, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, speaks about successes, failures and the future of the European Union.
Polish novel gets Man Booker Prize nomination
“Swallowing Mercury” by Wioletta Greg is among 13 books nominated for the 2017 International Man Booker Prize.
Polish FM attends meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
During his visit to Washington, D.C., Minister Witold Waszczykowski took part in the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS and in the meeting of the Small Group of countries most actively involved in the Coalition’s operations.
Polish oak wins 'European Tree of the Year' award
Oak Józef (Joseph), in the village of Wiśniowa, south-eastern Poland, has been voted the European Tree of the Year 2017.
Polish voice in Baden-Baden
“It was worth going to Baden-Baden for the meeting of finance ministers and central bankers of the richest countries in the world to present our position on many global issues, and at the same time promote Poland’s economic achievements,” commented Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who participated in the event.
They brought knowledge of the potter's wheel, advanced ferrous metallurgy and coinage - the Celts arrived in the southern areas of the current Polish territory 2.5 thousand years ago and significantly influenced the history of the region - Dr. Przemysław Dulęba from University of Wroclaw said in an interview with Polish Press Agency (PAP).
"Hatred" wins Poland's Eagle film academy awards
"Hatred" ("Wołyń"), a film about the WWII Volhynia massacre, won the 2017 Eagle for the best Polish movie.
The London Book Fair 2017: Karłowicz and Nowak on intellectuals in the media
Dariusz Karłowicz and Andrzej Nowak debated the role of intellectuals in the media during the 2017 London Book Fair. In the conversation lead by Doug Wallace, they were joined by the BBC Radio journalist Ekow Eshun. The event, titled "Intellectuals in the Media", took place at the Olympia Hall.