About: Radoslaw Sikorski

Elections 12-11-2019

Who will be the new president of Poland?

After European Council President Donald Tusk announced he will not run for the Polish presidency a week ago, more opposition candidates may consider a run. New names have already started to appear on the roster.

Eyeing increased US presence in the region, Poland revamps military spending

Poland's Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced on Thursday (28 February) that by 2026 Warsaw would spend around €43 billion euros on modernising the Polish armed forces. 
Central Europe 02-06-2017

Prosecutors: Poland finds other body parts in coffin of president killed in 2010 crash

Polish authorities said on Thursday (1 June) they had found the remains of two other people in the coffin of former president Lech Kaczyński while investigating the plane crash in Russia that killed him and 95 others in 2010.
Brexit 11-06-2015

Sikorski resigns following eavesdropping revelations

Three Polish ministers and a household name in Brussels, Rados?aw Sikorski, the speaker of parliament and former foreign minister, resigned Wednesday (10 June) following an eavesdropping scandal that has rocked Poland’s centre-right government. EURACTIV Poland contributed to this article.
Energy 24-10-2014

Poland says it ‘won’ at the EU summit

Polish PM Ewa Kopacz said today (24 October) after the EU summit adopted a common EU position, that her country had “won” and had received from the EU everything that it asked for.
Grzegorz Schetyna, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland
Central Europe 19-09-2014

Poland unveils new cabinet line-up

Poland’s cabinet reshuffle after Donald Tusk’s resignation to become European Council president reflects a shift away from his political line, despite the fact only five ministers have changed.
Ewa Kopacz
Central Europe 17-09-2014

Poland: Will Ewa Kopacz be an Iron Lady or a Tusk puppet?

While Council President-elect Donald Tusk is “polishing his English”, before he assumes his post on 1 December, Ewa Kopacz, his successor as Prime Minister, is confronted with the daunting task of building not only a new cabinet, but also her own political clout and entourage. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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.
EU Elections 2014 03-09-2014

Poland makes u-turn, sends female Commissioner nominee

Poland has confirmed on Wednesday (3 September) Deputy Prime Minister El?bieta Bie?kowska is the country's new commissioner nominee. Meanwhile, the Romanian government is likewise considering putting forward a second nominee.
EU Elections 2014 28-08-2014

Poland wants economic portfolio, will support Georgieva to replace Ashton

Polish Foreign Minister Rados?aw Sikorski is among the official contenders for the post of High Representative. Yet the reality is more complicated. Poland is in fact interested in obtaining an economic portfolio. EURACTIV Poland reports.
Catherine Ashton with Radoslaw Sikorski [European External Action Service/Flickr]
EU Priorities 2020 01-08-2014

Poland, Italy nominations leave Juncker needing four more commissioners

Italy and Poland today confirmed the two leading candidates for the job of EU foreign affairs chief as their nominations for commissioner, leaving Jean-Claude Juncker waiting for Belgium, the Netherlands Cyprus and Denmark to complete the line-up of the new European Commission.
Global Europe 23-07-2014

EU ministers threaten Russia with harsher sanctions

EU foreign ministers threatened Russia yesterday (22 July) with harsher sanctions over Ukraine that could inflict wider damage on its economy following the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but delayed action for a few days.
MEP Reinhard Bütikofer [EP]
EU Priorities 2020 22-07-2014

Green MEP: ‘Juncker could be the most successful Commission president since Jacques Delors’

The majority won by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in the European Parliament was not an attempt to save face, says Green MEP Reinhard Bütikofer. The legislator voted for Juncker because the centre-right politician shares many positions of the European Greens, and could set a new EU course on issues like immigration policy, TTIP and socio-economic policy.
EU Priorities 2020 10-07-2014

Juncker may punish Cameron with top job carve-up

Britain may come away empty-handed when EU leaders finalise a package of top EU jobs next week, due to its fierce opposition to Jean-Claude Juncker's appointment as the next European Commission president.
Jean-Claude Juncker [European People's Party/Flickr]
EU Priorities 2020 10-07-2014

Juncker wants more women in new Commission team

Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission's President-designate, has urged national governments to appoint more women in his new team of commissioners, and promised to reward those that do so with a big portfolio or vice-presidency.
Elections 26-06-2014

Polish cabinet survives confidence vote

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk yesterday (25 June) survived a vote of confidence in his coalition amid a high-profile bugging scandal that has prompted calls for his centre-right government to resign.
Global Europe 23-06-2014

Leaks reveal Polish doubts about US relationship

A Polish news magazine said Sunday (22 June) it had obtained a secret recording of Foreign Minister Rados?aw Sikorski, a contender for a senior European Union job, saying that Poland's relationship with the United States was worthless.
EU Elections 2014 30-05-2014

Poland nominates Sikorski to replace Ashton

Poland has confirmed that it will nominate its Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski to replace Catherine Ashton as EU foreign policy chief.
EU Priorities 2020 21-05-2014

Dutch foreign minister: ‘I won’t succeed Ashton’

Despite being one of the presumed contenders, the Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans on Tuesday (20 May) denounced rumours that he was in the race to succeed Catherine Ashton as EU foreign policy chief.
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Europe's East 14-04-2014

EU calls on Russia to withdraw troops from Eastern Ukraine, considers further sanctions

EU foreign ministers called on Russia on Monday to withdraw its troops from a 'threatening posture' in Eastern Ukraine, after pro-Russian separtists occupied official buildings over the weekend about 150 km from the Russian border.