• NATO agrees to strengthen eastern flank

    NATO agrees to strengthen eastern flank

    NATO defense ministers agreed on Wednesday to strengthen the military alliance’s presence on its eastern flank, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. The decision, amid fears of a potential attack by Russia in the Baltics and Eastern Europe, came during a meeting of NATO defence ministers in Brussels.

  • Venice Commission probing democratic standards in Poland

    Venice Commission probing democratic standards in Poland

    The Council of Europe's Venice Commission, a constitutional watchdog, on Monday starts a visit to Warsaw to probe whether democratic standards are being upheld by Poland.
  • Czechs to back Polish call for NATO bases

    Czechs to back Polish call for NATO bases

    Prague will support Warsaw in its efforts to secure a permanent NATO military presence in Poland, a senior Czech official has said. Tomas Prouza said that his country “will absolutely support Poland during the NATO summit in Warsaw."

  • Szydło: Poland wants Britain in EU

    Szydło: Poland wants Britain in EU

    Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo reiterated on Friday (February 5) that Poland wanted Britain to stay in the European Union and said her cabinet supported some of its demands on reforming the block.

  • WHO concerned by report of sexual spread of Zika virus

    WHO concerned by report of sexual spread of Zika virus

    The World Health Organization concerned over a report the Zika virus had been sexually transmitted in the US and calls for further investigation into the mosquito-borne virus but stresses the majority of cases today are mosquito infections.