Tag: Poland

#EUBudget battle, #Poland standoff, #Vietnam trade

#EUBudget battle, #Poland standoff, #Vietnam trade

| February 14, 2020

The European Parliament debated the EU´s next long-term budget plan, with EPP Group MEPs warning EU member states against taking decisions without considering the Parliament’s position. The EPP Group urged the European Commission to ask the European Court of Justice to block a Polish law aimed at firing dissident judges critical of the nationalist government’s […]

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EU supports small and medium enterprises and sustainable transport in #Poland

EU supports small and medium enterprises and sustainable transport in #Poland

| February 10, 2020

The European Investment Fund (EIF) has signed a guarantee agreement with Poland’s national promotional bank, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK), which will allow BGK to provide around PLN 10.5 billion (€2.5bn) in loans to small and medium businesses. The EIF guarantee comes under the EU’s SME programme COSME and is backed by the European Fund for […]

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#Macron emphasizes #EUDefence in bid to warm ties with #Poland

#Macron emphasizes #EUDefence in bid to warm ties with #Poland

| February 3, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) sought to reset relations with Poland in a visit today (3 February), at a time when Britain’s departure and an upsurge of nationalism are reshaping alliances and undermining confidence in the European Union, write Joanna Plucinska and Marcin Goclowski. Macron stressed the importance of deeper military integration among EU states […]

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#CohesionPolicy – European Commission helps transforming waste into energy in #Poland

#CohesionPolicy – European Commission helps transforming waste into energy in #Poland

| January 31, 2020

The European Commission has approved two investments aimed at improving waste management in Poland, by transforming waste into energy. Almost €63 million from the Cohesion Fund will be allocated to build a municipal waste treatment plant in Gdańsk. Bythermally neutralizing some 160,000 tonnes per year of municipal solid waste, the new plant will generate electricity and […]

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#InvestmentPlan supports energy-saving upgrade of heating distribution networks in two Polish cities

#InvestmentPlan supports energy-saving upgrade of heating distribution networks in two Polish cities

| January 29, 2020

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed two financing agreements with the heating distribution operators in the Polish cities of Bydgoszcz and Lublin to finance their modernization programmes. This project will result in energy savings thanks to reducing energy loss, as well as better air quality for local residents. Two EIB loans of PLN 100 […]

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We need more than ‘never again’ to safeguard Jews in Europe say parliamentarians at #Auschwitz

We need more than ‘never again’ to safeguard Jews in Europe say parliamentarians at #Auschwitz

| January 27, 2020

100 parliamentarians from across Europe – including ministers – who gathered in Auschwitz were urged to concretely tighten and toughen anti-semitism laws in their countries through direct legislation drafted by the Brussels based European Jewish Association (EJA) and the European Action and Protection League (APL). The two-day delegation – organized by the EJA and the […]

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With anti-Semitism on the rise, #Auschwitz liberation commemorated

With anti-Semitism on the rise, #Auschwitz liberation commemorated

| January 27, 2020

World leaders joined ageing Holocaust survivors in Poland today (27 January) to mark 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, amid concerns over a global resurgence of anti-Semitism, write Justyna Pawlak and Joanna Plucinska. More than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews, perished in the camp’s gas chambers […]

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