About: Poland Archives

  • To the women of America and the world: A warning and a rallying cry from Poland

    Central Europe 07-03-2017

    We, the women of Poland, have watched the emergence of the biggest threat to American democracy in the person of Donald Trump with a sickening feeling of familiarity, write a group of activists and news publishers from Poland, together with support from Iceland.

  • Visegrád on Juncker’s White Paper: No to a multi-speed Europe

    Future EU 06-03-2017

    The V4 do not want federalisation, nor a return to only the single market. The emergence of multi-speed Europe is particularly undesirable for them. However, this is where the Visegrád consensus ends, writes Vít Dostál.

  • Smog-plagued Poland tries to escape tag as ‘Europe’s China’

    Climate change 10-02-2017

    Poland’s government has finally promised action after air pollution provoked the ire of the general public. However, Marek Józefiak wonders if Warsaw will dare to take action that will affect their coal-centred vision of economy.

  • ‘Divided we stand, divided we fall’

    Central Europe 03-02-2017

    Poland is being made great again, rising from its knees. America first, Poland second. So, logically, it needs a great capital city. And as its government moves effectively from word to deeds, a proper legal act has been proposed by the Law and Justice (PiS) party, writes Karolina Zbytniewska.

  • As Russia’s gas market gets weaker, Europe gets stronger

    Energy 11-01-2017

    The Southern Gas Corridor, pipeline interconnectors and LNG terminals, particularly in the northeast, have slowly but steadily been weakening Russia's pipeline hegemony, writes Agnia Grigas.

  • EU should play hardball with US on visa reciprocity


    The EU should strongly insist that the US lifts the visa requirement for 70 million EU citizens, or it risks weakening its negotiating position on just about any issue with President-elect Donald Trump, writes MEP Momchil Nekov.

  • Backdoor for coal subsidies remains half open under new EU rules

    Energy 01-12-2016

    While it may seem like a gesture to coal-dependent countries such as Poland, the Winter Package of EU energy market rules, presented yesterday (30 November), will make using coal subsidies more difficult, writes Izabela Zygmunt.

  • The first year of Law and Justice

    Central Europe 23-11-2016

    It's been a tough year since Poland's populist Law and Justice Party (PiS) first took office. Both for Poles, and for the EU. EURACTIV Poland's Editor-in-Chief Karolina Zbytniewska takes a slightly satirical look back.

  • Central Europe’s strategy in the age of Trump

    Central Europe 09-11-2016

    For the last 25 years, Central Europeans have worked hard to become part of the Western, democratic world. It is increasingly likely that the West may, in its current form, may cease to exist. Social revolt against the global liberal order is gaining strength, writes Maciej Kisilowski.

  • Commission opens door to further Gazprom blackmail

    Energy 08-11-2016

    A recent decision of the European Commission puts the whole European diversification and energy security strategy in jeopardy, and Poland and Ukraine may take legal action against the EU executive, writes Jacek Saryusz-Wolski.

  • The (German) politics behind Nord Stream 2

    Energy 04-11-2016

    An unlikely coalition is emerging in Germany between Angela Merkel’s CDU and the Greens. More and more, both parties want to stop the construction of a second pipeline that will transport gas directly from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, explains Judy Dempsey.

  • Women must have jurisdiction over their own bodies

    Health 28-09-2016

    It is hard to believe that in 2016, we are still fighting for a woman’s right to bodily autonomy, but the unfortunate truth is that the situation for women across much of Europe has stagnated, or even worsened, writes Caroline Hickson.