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Meeting with Polish Ambassador to Russia Krzysztof Krajewski

... a meeting with Krzysztof Krajewski, Polish Ambassador to Russia. The issues discussed in the course of the meeting with the Polish diplomat included bilateral Russian-Polish relations, as well as more general issues of Russia's interaction with the European Union and NATO. The discussion also touched upon the prospects for the development of the OSCE in the context of the upcoming Polish chairmanship of this organization in 2022. The Polish Ambassador was informed about RIAC short-term work plans ...


Professor Stanisław Bieleń: Ruling Elites Opted for Unconditional Cooperation with Western Countries

... more broadly European) raison d’état ? If so, what might be the geopolitical implications of this choice? Poland is in the position of a state without a clear policy towards the Chinese New Silk Road initiative. Maneuvering between the US and the European Union, Poland tries to pretend to be open to cooperation with China. On the one hand, Poland is in solidarity with the American strategy of “containing” China.On the other, it adopts the EU point of view that without China — the future hegemon — a new ...


Ukraine: Geopolitical View of the Interested International Actors

... Russia’s agenda. Secondly, Russia aims at rebuilding its economic ties with Ukraine, since Moscow is still Kiev’s largest trade partner: according to World Bank data, in 2017 Ukrainian export to Russia was 3 943 217.84 $ (9.08%), by comparison — Poland is the second (6.28%) and import — 7 196 562.10 (14.56%), China is the third (11.41%). Third, despite the conflict, labour migration from Ukraine to Russia remains a reality. Russia is interested in qualified workers and students coming to study....


An Unforeseeable Europe

... Methods Can no Longer be Used to Solve Europe’s Problems 2016 was perhaps the most difficult year for Europe since the turn of the century. Under the inept leadership of David Cameron’s cabinet, the United Kingdom voted in favour of leaving the European Union. The United States elected Donald Trump, an outspoken critic of the European project, as its president. The European continent continued to fight the unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants. A wave of right-wing populism threatened ...


Will Russia Return to Europe?

... of that which today determines the priorities of the EU. The vulnerability of the liberal narrative in respect of the evolution of cooperation between Russia and Europe becomes especially glaring when we compare the political dynamics of Russia and Poland. When Russian liberals speak of the growing estrangement of Russia from Europe, they typically advance two explanations. The first is institutional in nature — to wit, that for a quarter-century Russia has not been able to insert itself adequately ...


Why the Double Standards?

... Ofitserov-Belsky: Multi-Speed Europe: Illusions and Reality Catchwords and Combat Terms Scene change: By the end of 2017, the EU Commission had initiated infringement proceedings against Poland because of an alleged breach of Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union. The offending object is Poland´s latest judicial reform. And the Commission is currently preparing for infringement proceedings against Hungary, also because of a purported undermining of the rule of law and a potentially serious breach of the values referred to in Article ...


The Fight for Nord Stream 2: The Interests of all the Players Involved

... these five European companies all conduct business in that country. However, the UOKiK rejected the application submitted by Gazprom and its partners to set up a joint venture, stating that the “deal could lead to a restriction of competition.” Poland has also tried to influence the European Commission (EC). For instance, Warsaw took the issue of expanding the provisions of the Third Energy Package to include maritime parts of gas pipelines running into the European Union. The new rules would mean that Gazprom would only be able to transport up to 50 per cent of the capacity of Nord Stream 2. It is a move designed to create unfavourable conditions for the project’s investors. Only 27.5 billion cubic metres ...


Eastern Europe is Heating up

... to Berlin Berlin’s current frustration with Warsaw is a symptom of Eastern Europe’s growing geopolitical importance. The region is attracting attention from two key global players: the United States and China. Germany is mainly concerned with Poland’s rapprochement with the United States and hostility towards Berlin. With Brexit on the table, Poland has views to replace Britain as Washington’s main EU ally. The Polish political elite relies on American military support against Russia, ...


Ernest Wyciszkiewicz: The EU and NATO are the Cornerstones of Polish Security

... political scene in the EU. It’s quite natural that some governments want to initiate the debate about the future of the European Union. In the EU very often crises triggered reforms. This is something that has been associated with the EU integration ... ... and procedures. Sooner or later we will find a solution acceptable both for national governments and the European Commission. Poland has asked NATO for additional troops to be deployed. How do you think it will affect the regional security system – ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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