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Europe's East 30-05-2022

It’s time for Paris-Berlin-Warsaw leadership on the war in Ukraine

A revived Weimar Triangle would be a political boon for the EU in the context of Ukraine’s courageous fight against Russia since it would allow to tackle multiple political issues in one, writes Marcin Korolec. Marcin Korolec served as Poland’s...
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Politics 07-05-2022

It’s still the same Russia

Be it Putin, Stalin or a tsar, Russia repeats its crimes and lies. That is why Moscow’s imperialism must end forever – on the occasion of the Victory in Europe. ECR MEP Anna Fotyga is the former minister of Foreign...
Europe's East 14-04-2022

When the adrenaline wears off: Ukrainian refugees in Central Europe

Central Europe will need serious assistance from the West to ensure that the region can host and provide all services needed to the fleeing from war Ukrainians and safeguard democratic societies, write Jakub Wisniewski and Vladislava Gubalova.
Future EU 14-04-2022

‘Ever Closer’ Union or ‘Ever Stronger’ Union?

The 1648 Westphalia treaty stipulated that each state could choose its own religion and others would not interfere in its internal matters. This Westphalian approach is a way to live in peace and harmony with distant partners and among ourselves, writes Žiga Turk.
Politics 04-04-2022

Splitting up Europe’s authoritarian alliance

The reelection of Viktor Orbán to a fifth term as Prime Minister of Hungary should push the European Commission to isolate his autocratic government and break up Europe’s authoritarian alliance between Hungary and Poland.
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Future EU 29-03-2022

Poland and the future of Europe

Almost 4 million people were forced to leave Ukraine as an effect of the Russian aggression on the 24th of February 2022.  Europe faces war and the biggest refugees crisis in the world this century. Anna Radwan is the Founder...
Elections 15-03-2022

The metamorphosis of Visegrad’s populists

Europe’s populists in power in Poland, Hungary, and Slovenia see being migrant-friendly supporters of Ukraine as an excellent opportunity to clean their image, but the proof will be in how they defend democracy at home, writes Sam van der Staak.
Energy 26-11-2021

Tackling high energy prices and fighting energy poverty – a view from Poland

Citizens across Europe are currently struggling with the challenge of skyrocketing energy prices. Over the last year, the prices of coal have risen nearly three times, the prices of natural gas in European markets have risen even ten times in this period.

Why the Commission should ignore Poland’s ‘false compromise’

If the European Commission bends to Polish government pressure it will not fix the rule of law crisis but deepen it, argue Tineke Strik and Thijs Reuten.

Time for some perspective: The Polish court was not controversial

Despite the outcry among liberal elites following last week's Polish court ruling, the EU treaties clearly set out the boundaries between national constitutions and EU law. It's time for some perspective, writes Judit Varga.
China 01-09-2021

Hungary, Poland, Serbia: China’s backdoors to Europe

China benefits from divisions that prevent the EU from forming a unified front against it. That is why relations with EU members Hungary and Poland, as well as with the Western Balkans and Serbia in particular, are getting stronger, writes Antonia Colibasanu.
Energy 30-06-2021

‘Making whole’ Nord Steam-2’s opponents

Poland and Ukraine have long opposed the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, and both claim that their financial and political losses should be compensated.  But in fact, they were already ‘made whole’, Danila Bochkarev writes.
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Renewable energy is a great deal for Poland

The last years brought Poland a major regulatory push to wind and solar energy, with the goal of significantly reducing the use of coal and increasing renewable sources share in the energy mix. Polish energy sector companies are fully on...
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How not to lose the process of transformation towards a Green Deal in Poland

Contrary to established stereotypes, fundamental changes are undergoing in Poland to achieve climate neutrality in 2050. However, this will require difficult and costly changes, primarily in electricity generation, which will allow for the construction of the foundations of a zero-emission...
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Energy 15-06-2021

Geothermal is the solution for the transition of coal mining regions

The preliminary ruling of the European Court of Justice that has ordered Poland to halt the lignite production at the Turów mine, and the subsequent announcement of Poland’s government that it will defy the ruling, have sent an important message...
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Large-scale hybrid electricity storage: innovation for decarbonisation

Ambitious climate targets being part of the European Green Deal are currently the apple of the European Union’s eye. The growing share of renewable electricity and at the same time the necessity to secure grid stability leave more and more...
Europe's East 31-05-2021

What can Lithuania and Poland do to protect Belarusian political refugees?

As many Belarusians flee their country and seek refuge in neighbouring countries, what can Lithuania and Poland do to protect Belarusians, write Monika Bičkauskaitė and Veranika Laputska.
Politics 31-05-2021

The decision on who should lead the EU’s Warsaw office is crucial

The next Head of the European Commission in Warsaw needs to be a political heavyweight, argues Piotr Maciej Kaczyński.
15-02-2021

Message to the government: Poland needs a new Marshall Plan

An unprecedented alliance of Polish environmental NGOs and business associations denounce a lack of transparency and misleading signals in the energy transition. They are challenging the Polish prime minister to publish the national recovery plan as soon as possible and drive the transition to a climate neutral future, writes Marcin Korolec.
Politics 08-02-2021

Is the European Union truly like the Soviet Union?

Will the EU collapse like the USSR? Piotr Maciej Kaczyński puts forward "the power of argument" against "the argument of power" used by politicians such as the Polish or Hungarian prime ministers, who say the EU is similar to the defunct Soviet Union.
Global Europe 20-01-2021

EU needs a strong partnership with the US to tackle global challenges

New opening in the EU-US relations is currently viewed to be one of the top priorities of EU’s foreign policy. Poland advocates and supports a special kind of relationship with the US by focusing on the issues that unite both...
Energy 23-12-2020

Poland goes all out on coal rescue against EU’s higher climate goal

The Polish government is on the hunt for securing yet another stream of subsidies to its coal industry, two weeks after EU leaders agreed on an enhanced climate target by 2030. But the European Commission can stop this, Elif Gündüzyeli and Joanna Flisowska write.
Economy & Jobs 08-12-2020

Morawiecki: We demand equality and respect for the Treaties

Today, we all have a single goal, economic recovery of Europe, and we should respond as a united Europe. But the proposed rule of law conditionality circumvents the EU Treaty, sets a dangerous precedent and threatens all member states and the future of the entire Union, writes Mateusz Morawiecki.
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Energy 03-12-2020

PGE: Poland wants to catch the wind of Baltic Sea

PGE Capital Group wants to be the leader of offshore energy in Poland. Plans to deploy up to 6.5 GW of offshore wind farms capacity in the Baltic Sea are divided into two stages. By 2030, PGE will commission two...