• Polish PM signs major military hardware contract

    Polish PM signs major military hardware contract

    Prime Minister Beata Szydło signed a contract for the purchase of 95 self-propelled mortar-carriers on Thursday in Stalowa Wola. The so-called RAK vehicles (Crayfish), which will be made by Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW SA), will be supplied to three mechanized battalions stationed in Międzyrzecz, Szczecin and Rzeszów. The first vehicles are scheduled to be delivered to the armed forces by June 2017.

  • Ukraine needs to break apart monopolies, Balcerowicz says

    Ukraine needs to break apart monopolies, Balcerowicz says

    Ukraine needs to break apart monopolies and privatise state-owned firms to transform itself into a well-functioning capitalist economy, a newly-appointed Polish adviser to the Ukrainian president said. Leszek Balcerowicz was the author of the "shock therapy" administered to Poland when he was finance minister between 1989-91.
  • Russia continues to pose a serious threat to NATO, defence minister says

    Russia continues to pose a serious threat to NATO, defence minister says

    Poland's defence minister has said Russia continued to pose a serious threat to NATO and that Moscow was systematically preparing for aggression against the alliance. Poland fears Russia is seeking to extend its influence beyond its borders after Moscow annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.

  • Polish president pays tribute to Warsaw Ghetto insurgents

    Polish president pays tribute to Warsaw Ghetto insurgents

    President of Poland Andrzej Duda took part in a tributes on Tuesday marking the 73rd anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The ceremony, which was attended by prominent members of Poland's surviving Jewish community, took place at the capital's Monument to the Ghetto Heroes.

  • Russian warplanes flew simulated attack near a U.S. missile destroyer

    Russian warplanes flew simulated attack near a U.S. missile destroyer

    Poland's Foreign Ministry summoned Russia's ambassador over the incident in the Baltic Sea earlier this week when two Russian warplanes flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer, the ministry said. During his meeting with ambassador Sergey Andreyev on Thursday, Poland's deputy foreign minister Marek Ziolkowski expressed his concern about the incident, the ministry said in a statement.
  • Polish PM: Western politicians feel superior to new EU members

    Polish PM: Western politicians feel superior to new EU members

    Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło has said that politicians from Western European countries like to “instruct” new EU member states because they feel a "sense of superiority". In January, the European Commission said it was starting a probe into whether controversial laws pushed through by Szydło’s party violate EU standards.