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.
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 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 foreign minister visits New York
“My visit to the United States is another element of the campaign supporting Poland’s candidature for the Security Council in 2018-2019. The election will take place on June 2, which gives us two months to acquire additional votes,” Minister Waszczykowski said.
Kaunas talks on the Intermarium alliance
Solidarity between Central-Eastern European countries is the response to Kremlin's imperial ambitions.
Poland calls on Russia to put an end to the occupation of Crimea
Three years ago, Russian armed forces started occupying Crimea. An illegal “referendum” was held under guns and on 18 March it was announced that Crimea became part of the Russian Federation. Poland does not recognize the so-called annexation of Crimea and unwaveringly supports Ukraine’s territorial integrity within its borders recognised by international law.
The United Kingdom is an important partner for Poland
An interview with Ryszard Czarnecki, Polish MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament.
Poland’s 18 years in the North Atlantic Alliance
When the erstwhile NATO Secretary General Manfred Wörner visited Poland in March 1992 and declared that "the door to NATO is open," accession to NATO became one of Poland’s most important political and strategic objectives. After seven years of hard work by Polish diplomats, on March 12, 1999 in the small American town of Independence (where 50 years earlier, President Harry Truman announced the creation of NATO), representatives of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary signed accession protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty. Eighteen years later, Poland is a reliable member of NATO, contributing effectively to the building of security in the region and the world.
We are expanding dialogue with Poland
"The United Kingdom and Poland have a close and historical relationship, regarded by the British as extremely important," says Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Co-Chairman of the Belvedere Forum, in an interview with Rzeczpospolita.
Polish and British foreign ministers visit Kyiv
“We have come to Kyiv with a message from Europe: we do not forget about our friends or priorities,” Minister Witold Waszczykowski said during yesterday’s joint visit to Kyiv, affirming Europe’s solidarity with Ukraine. Poland’s top diplomat is joined on his trip by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
The European Union without a hegemon
Minister Witold Waszczykowski took part in a debate titled “The Integration Crisis and Poland’s Repair Initiative” organised by the Polish Institute of International Relations. The meeting presented a valuable opportunity for a debate on foreign policy and Poland’s raison d’état.