Search: European Union,Poland (17 materials)


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 – ...


Russia and the European Union in the Baltic Sea Region

... instruments in rectifying the situation. This factor has affected the Baltic Sea Region far more than it has a number of other EU regions. It is here that the repercussions of the Ukrainian crisis, the cooling down of Russia’s relations with NATO and the European Union, and the introduction of sanctions have been felt particularly acutely. Russia’s security relations with the Baltic Sea Region countries are defined by the membership of Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Estonia in NATO, as well as by the non-aligned status of Finland and Sweden. Following the onset of the “Ukrainian crisis,” these relations have been affected by the considerable deterioration of the situation, and by the marked militarization ...


Recent International Processes’ effects on the Socio-Political Situation in Ukraine

... has gained additional instruments for becoming involved in the Ukrainian process by deepening the interaction between NATO and Ukraine (Poland can successfully play the familiar part of intermediary). Besides, should the destructive processes in the European Union continue, Poland will have a wonderful shot at solidifying its position as an important player, not only in the region, but also in the whole of Europe due to the practical implementation of the idea of a union with the Baltic countries – and possibly with ...


“The Narrow Corridor” of American-Polish Relations

... day – such as rule of law, independent judiciaries and a free press ." According to Mr. Obama, these are the values the American-Polish alliance is based on. These words the American President addressed to Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland at the recent NATO summit in Warsaw; these words might have passed unnoticed in the world, but in Poland, they created an uproar. They unequivocally stated that Poland has anti-democratic tendencies, which has already long been discussed in Europe....


Poland 2015: A Year of Political Transformations

... traditionally been very close. But it will not be as strong as it was under the previous governments. Relations with the European Union will clearly cool as well, a consequence of the systemic Euroscepticism within the Law and Justice Party, the fact that Poland rejected the quotas put forward by the European Union for receiving migrants from Asia and Africa, the country’s negative attitude towards the Eurozone and, finally, because of the personal differences between the Law and Justice Party’s leader Jarosław Kaczyński and President ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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