Posts tagged as Poland

Polish and Estonian presidents agree on military and energy security

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Polish President Andrzej Duda met with President Kersti Kaljulaid on Tuesday during the Estonian leader’s visit to Warsaw on occasion of the 230th anniversary of the May 3, 1791 Polish constitution. Their meeting concerned Central Europe and Ukraine’s security, as well as the situation in and surrounding Belarus. Duda noted that in addition to Kaljulaid, the presidents of Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine also visited Warsaw to participate in the commemoration of…

Poland’s Constitution under siege

By Judy Dempsey on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Poland and the EU are locked in a bitter battle over the rule of law. At stake is something so fundamental to both sides: the meaning and exercise of sovereignty. It was a remarkable document for its time. 230 years ago, the Polish-Lithuanian Sejm rushed through a hastily drawn-up bill. It was radical in its content, political in its goal, and emotional in its execution. The bill in question was…

Joint Declaration of the Presidents of Poland, Estonia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania

Monday, May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021, Warsaw We, the Presidents of Poland, Estonia, Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania, meet in Warsaw today in order to jointly celebrate the 230th anniversary of the adoption of the 3 May Constitution. The passing of that momentous Act in 1791, regulating the legal system of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, was of historic importance since it marked the first modern state effective fundamental law on our continent and the second…

Presidents of Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia meet in Warsaw

Monday, May 3, 2021

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky together with the presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia will take part in the celebration of the 230th anniversary of adoption of the first constitution of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in Warsaw today. The presidential summit and bilateral talks between the presidents of Ukraine and Poland will be held within the framework of the visit, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. The presidents will meet at the…

NATO’s Kings of the world in the Baltic States and Poland

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, April 30, 2021

A U.S. Army Apache helicopter unit’s planned visit in September to World War II sites in Gdansk (Poland) devolved into a drunken escapade at an off-limits strip club, leading to the suspected drugging of a battalion executive officer who went missing and wasn’t found until the next day, an U.S. Army investigation found. The incident involving the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade’s “No Mercy” battalion during its recent deployment to Europe…

President of Latvia to visit Poland in May

Monday, April 26, 2021

On May 3, President of Latvia Egils Levits will visit Poland for a trip that includes events marking the 230th anniversary of the Constitution of 3 May, the presidential press service announced April 26. The 230th anniversary of the first modern constitution in Europe is a public holiday in Poland. Celebrations taking place in Warsaw will be attended by President of Latvia Egils Levits, President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Lithuania Gitanas…

Representatives of parliaments of Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland condemn Russia’s aggression

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Representatives of three parliaments – Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania – issued a joint statement of support for Ukraine and condemnation of Russia’s aggressive actions. They said this during a visit to Shyrokyne, Donetsk region, on Wednesday, according to the press service of Donetsk Regional State Administration. In particular, Deputy Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Paulius Saudargas said that the war in Donbas is Russia’s aggression, not a bilateral conflict. “Brothers,…

New U.S. Civil War as a security threat for the Baltic Region

By Jonas Dringelis on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Recently the U.S. marked the 160th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. The death toll was put at about 750,000 soldiers, including those who died from accident, disease and starvation. Most civil wars do not spring up overnight, and the American Civil War was no exception. After so many years this conflict continues to matter, America’s wounds have yet to heal and the nation is again divided…

NATO invites Poland to vaccinate HQ staff

Monday, March 22, 2021

Poland has received an official invitation from NATO to carry out coronavirus vaccinations at the military bloc’s headquarters in Brussels, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Sunday. In a Facebook post, Morawiecki said that Poland has been officially invited by NATO “to carry out vaccinations in the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels by Polish medical teams.” “It is an important mission, because NATO is an organisation that ensures the security of…

Poland goes into near-lockdown as COVID-19 pandemic accelerates

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Poland will close most public venues this Saturday for three weeks, as the rapidly growing number of new daily coronavirus cases threatens the country’s already overwhelmed health care services, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said Wednesday. On the day of the announcement, the country noted 25,052 new infections, a 44 percent jump on the same day last week, Poland’s health ministry said in its daily report; 52 percent of the cases…