Krzysztof Kokoszczy?ski

Central Europe 13-01-2016

Cologne assaults reverberate across Europe

The attacks carried out against women, in Cologne on New Year's Eve, are still reverberating across Europe, auguring for more resentment against immigrants, and eroding the remnants of multicultural attitudes. The EURACTIV network reports.

Climate change 07-01-2016

Poland goes to Court of Justice over ETS

The Polish government has decided to mount a legal offensive against the Emissions Trading Scheme reform. It contends that the market stability reserve (MSR) will be introduced too early, which would distort the market. EURACTIV Poland reports.

Global Europe 27-11-2015

Turkish Ambassador: EU accession is our strategic choice

Turkey upholds “European values” much better than some EU countries, the Turkish Ambassador to Poland, Yusuf Ziya Özcan, told EURACTIV Poland.

Circular Economy: The future of Europe?

In the European Union, households alone generate 200 million tonnes of waste per year.  That is why “we cannot get away from waste”, says Envi-Pro's Hanna Marliere. EURACTIV Poland reports.

Global Europe 16-11-2015

Knaus: ‘Fences do not work’

The European Union cannot control the refugee influx without the cooperation of Turkey, Gerald Knaus, the President of European Stability Initiative think tank, told EURACTIV Poland.

All eyes on Germany as refugee exodus continues

Member states are affected in very different ways by the refugee crisis. But all of them worry about what will happen when Germany’s capacity to absorb asylum seekers reaches saturation point. The EURACTIV network reports.

Polish extreme right bares its teeth

Polish far-right organized demonstrations on Saturday (26 September), against the background of the refugee crisis. They succeeded in holding demonstrations in several big cities, but turnout was low. EURACTIV Poland reports.

EU Priorities 2020 15-07-2015

Luxembourg diplomat: ‘I hope solidarity still has a place in Europe’

In an exclusive interview with Krzysztof Kokoszczy?ski, Georges Faber, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Poland, Latvia and Lithuania, spoke to EURACTIV Poland about Luxembourg's plans for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Rebecca Harms [Website of Green/EFA group]

Greens/EFA president: ‘The only way to reduce our energy dependency is to cut consumption’

Rebecca Harms, the president of The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, has criticised the Energy Union project as outdated. In an interview with EURACTIV Poland, she talks about alternatives for the project and their impact on Russia as well as climate change.

Many EU countries say “no” to immigration quotas

The European Commission has submitted a proposal to find a fairer way to admit and distribute asylum seekers in the EU. But it’s up to the member states to decide, and many don’t accept the proposed distribution of migrants. The EURACTIV network reports.

Europe's East 29-05-2015

Getting older in Poland: European healthcare challenges

Poles are getting older. By 2050, 33% of Poland’s population will be over 65 years old, and 10% over 80. It reflects a broader trend in the whole Europe: people are living longer. EURACTIV Poland reports.

Global Europe 25-03-2015

UK, Central Europe frown at Juncker’s European army

During an interview on 8 March, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that the EU needed its own military, in order to deal with the Russian threat, as well as to restore the bloc's standing around the world.

EU Priorities 2020 09-03-2015

Juncker paper fails to spark debate about eurozone’s future

National politicians have remained largely indifferent to a recent "analytical note" by the European Commission aimed at launching a debate over the future of the eurozone. EU leaders seem to be keeping their powder dry until the EU summit in June, when a second paper is expected. The EURACTIV network reports.

Agrifood 23-02-2015

Russia imposes ban on Polish cheese

Russia has introduced an embargo on all Polish cheeses, basing it on just one type of cheese, the ‘Happy Cow’ brand. Euractiv Poland reports.

Alessandro de Pedys

Italian ambassador: ‘Illegal immigration poses security threat to Europe’

Many immigrants reaching Italy’s shores cannot or do not want to be identified, posing a security threat to the whole of Europe in terms of terrorism and criminal infiltration, says Alessandro de Pedys, the Italian Ambassador to Poland.

Staffan Herrström
Global Europe 23-10-2014

Sweden’s Ambassador to Poland: ‘On climate, I hope our children won’t blame us for inaction’

There is still hope for meaningful decisions to be made at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, Swedish Ambassador Staffan Herrström told EURACTIV Poland in an exclusive interview.

Europe's East 12-09-2014

Sikorski: If Poland is a hawk, Russia is what?

EXCLUSIVE -  If Europe’s reaction to Crimea annexation had been more vigorous, as Poland advocated, and if the EU had adopted more immediate sanctions at the time, the current war in Donetsk would not have happened, Polish Foreign Minister Rados?aw Sikorski told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Zones of shale gas in Poland [Polish institute of Geology]
Energy 12-09-2014

Shale gas in Poland – from exploration to exploitation

SPECIAL REPORT: There are 65 shale gas wells and drills in Poland, more than any other European country. The UK, the other EU member state with plans to develop the resource, has only a couple of wells.

Energy 12-09-2014

Sikorski: If Poland is hawkish on Ukraine, is Russia a dove?

SPECIAL REPORT: If the EU had reacted more strongly to Russia's annexation of Crimea and adopted sanction more quickly, as Poland advocated, the currrent conflict in Donetsk, Ukraine, would not have happened, Polish Foreign Minister Rados?aw Sikorski told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Europe's East 11-09-2014

Poland’s stake in the Ukraine crisis: hawkish or insightful?

SPECIAL REPORT: Observers generally agree that Warsaw plays a major role in the EU’s handling of the Ukraine crisis. Some call it hawkish, while others say that Poland is simply more insightful, and that the rest of the Union should attach more value to its understanding of Russia, and Eastern Europe.

Economy & Jobs 09-09-2014

Analysts: Weimar Triangle key for Poland’s new role in EU

SPECIAL REPORT: Warsaw needs to articulate more clearly its expectations and policy interests in the context of the Weimar Triangle, a format grouping three large members of the EU, France, Poland and Germany, in order to maximise its political leverage in the Union and beyond, analysts told the EURACTIV network.

Central Europe 08-09-2014

Poland ‘can offer economic recipe’ to the EU

SPECIAL REPORT: Poland has proven it is possible to sustain economic growth without relaxing fiscal discipline, MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski told EURACTIV.

EU Elections 2014 03-09-2014

Profile: Donald Tusk’s journey to the top

EU leaders elected Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on 30 August to be the next President of the European Council.  EURACTIV Poland recounts his long journey from a historian and a private entrepreneur in Communist Poland, to the founder of the Civic Platform party, and one of the leaders of the European Union.