About: Jacek Saryusz-Wolski

Elections 12-10-2017

Behind the diplomatic scene: The case of Poland’s outgoing EU ambassador

Last week, Polish Ambassador to the EU Jarosław Starzyk resigned from his post in Brussels. In a portrait, Tomasz Bielecki, the Brussels correspondent of EURACTIV.com’s media partner Gazeta Wyborcza provides insight into the circumstances of Starzyk’s departure.
08-03-2017

The Brief: Tusk will be elephant outside EU summit room

The one nailed-on certainty about tomorrow’s EU summit is that Donald Tusk will still be European Council president on Friday.
Global Europe 07-03-2017

Tusk row threatens to overshadow EU summit

A row over Poland's bid to replace EU President Donald Tusk threatens to overshadow a summit this week that was meant to focus on post-Brexit unity.
Elections 06-03-2017

EU conservatives turn fury on Poland over Tusk challenge

The leader of the centre-right bloc in the European Parliament threatened on Sunday (5 March) to expel a Polish politician who has been nominated by Warsaw to replace fellow-Pole Donald Tusk as chair of European Union summit meetings.
Central Europe 17-02-2017

Saryusz-Wolski: Trump is not the end of the world

Europe’s military abilities are useless if there’s no political will to use them in the face of danger, Civic Platform MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski told Euractiv Poland.
Global Europe 01-02-2017

Commission: Russian propaganda focused on denigrating Merkel

A European Commission official told an audience in the European Parliament on Tuesday (31 January) that in its effort to destabilise the EU, Russian propaganda is focusing on attacking German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Europe's East 14-11-2014

Georgian opposition: Jailing political opponents leads to Putin

Giga Bokeria, of the Georgian opposition United National Movement (UNM), warned in the European Parliament yesterday (13 November), that intensifying political persecution in his country was favouring Russia, which already illegally occupies part of his country.
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Europe's East 24-09-2014

Parliament nominates EuroMaidan for 2014 Sakharov Prize

Seen by many as "the largest pro-European rally in history”, the so-called EuroMaidan movement was nominated on Tuesday by the European Parliament for the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Global Europe 24-09-2014

EuroMaidan nominated for Sakharov prize

Nominations were made yesterday (23 September) for the European Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Among them is the Ukrainian EuroMaidan movement, which led to the overthrow of the regime of Viktor Yanukovich. The winner will be announced in October.
Europe's East 16-09-2014

As EU, Ukraine ratify pact, doubts over the future of relations grow

The European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Ukrainian Parliament in Kyiv simultaneously ratified today (16 September) the landmark EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (AA), but important concession made to Russia suggest the future of the relation is in doubt.
Donald Tusk [L] will have to work hand in hand with Jean-Claude Juncker [Commission]
EU Priorities 2020 10-09-2014

Poland hopes Tusk will create an EU Energy Union

SPECIAL REPORT: In his capacity of Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk has spearheaded the idea of an EU energy Union, and leading Polish politicians expect him to continue to do so as Council President, when he will take up the job from Herman Van Rompuy on 1 December.
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.
Elections 16-01-2014

Leading MEP: Euromaidan’s main task is safeguarding election fairness

The 2015 presidential election in Ukraine could prove to be difficult to win, because the authorities may use force or its administrative resources to falsify the polls, analysts say. The main task for the opposition Euromaidan movement is to safeguard the fairness of elections, EPP Vice President Jacek Sayusz-Wolski told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
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Europe's East 02-12-2013

Saryusz-Wolski: Vilnius is a turning point in EU-Russia relations

By deterring Ukraine from associating with the EU, Russia has broken at least two major international agreements. Consequently, the EU should become more assertive towards Moscow, EPP Vice President Jacek Saryusz-Wolski told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.   Jacek Saryusz-Wolski is the vice-president of the European People's Party, president of the EPP Group in Euronest and member of the European Parliament from Poland.   He spoke to EURACTIV’s Senior Editor Georgi Gotev.
Global Europe 29-11-2013

EPP leader: Vilnius is a turning point in EU-Russia relations

By deterring Ukraine from associating with the EU, Russia has broken at least two major international agreements. Consequently, the EU should become more assertive towards Moscow, EPP Vice President Jacek Saryusz-Wolski told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Armenia 19-09-2013

Top MEP: Ukrainians should feel the EU’s solidarity

If the authorities in Kyiv release Yulia Tymosenko and the country’s parliament continues to deliver on reform, Brussels should be ready not only to sing through the EU-Ukraine association agreement, but Ukrainians must make sure that they deliver after receiving this “privileged treatment”, MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski told EURACTIV in an interview.
Energy 23-05-2013

Wishful thinking will not make European energy affordable

As long as the European Union is unilaterally pursuing climate goals while other global actors are not following suit, it will suffer consequences in terms of competitiveness, writes Jacek Saryusz-Wolski. 
Brexit 29-01-2013

The positive side of David Cameron’s lonely cruise

It remains to be seen whether David Cameron's speech has answered questions about the long-term British strategy for the European Union, writes Jacek Saryusz-Wolski.
Global Europe 10-03-2011

EU must fundamentally redesign its Mediterranean policy

The EU should fundamentally redesign its policy towards its Southern Neighbourhood given the current wave of tectonic change sweeping across the region, writes Polish MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski in an exclusive op-ed for EURACTIV, arguing that that the EU's Mediterranean policy must be generous towards the people and demanding towards those who govern.

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