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#Poland warns it may not adopt EU’s Rome declaration

#Poland warns it may not adopt EU’s Rome declaration

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Poland may not accept the Rome declaration, which will chart the European Union’s course after Britain leaves, if the document does not touch upon issues Warsaw considers crucial, the country’s prime minister said. A draft of the declaration says EU leaders will work towards a Union which promotes economic and social progress as well as […]

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President #Tajani promises ‘commensurate penalty’ for MEP’s insults to women

President #Tajani promises ‘commensurate penalty’ for MEP’s insults to women

Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke (NA) will receive a “commensurate penalty” for his unacceptable remarks about the gender pay gap, as soon as an investigation into them has been completed, promised President Tajani at the opening the March plenary session. This language, which “offended every woman in this house” will not be tolerated, he insisted, to […]

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#Poland says will ‘play rough’ with EU after Tusk vote

#Poland says will ‘play rough’ with EU after Tusk vote

| March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Poland will start obstructing European Union business and “play a rough game” in Brussels after the bloc angered Warsaw by reappointing Donald Tusk as head of the European Council, the foreign minister said. Tusk, Poland’s former prime minister and a long-standing rival of ruling PiS party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, won a second term as chairman […]

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#Tusk: Donald Tusk re-elected for a second term as President of the European Council

#Tusk: Donald Tusk re-elected for a second term as President of the European Council

The European Council today (9 March) re-elected Donald Tusk as its president for a second term of two-and-a-half years, from 1 June 2017 to 30 November 2019. Donald Tusk was also re-appointed as president of the European Council Summit for the same period.  Tusk received the backing of 27 member states – notably not his own. […]

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#Tusk reappointment: ‘Kaczynski and Szydlo are doing a major disservice to their own country and its citizens’

#Tusk reappointment: ‘Kaczynski and Szydlo are doing a major disservice to their own country and its citizens’

Commenting on Polish Government’s resistance to the reappointment of Donald Tusk as President of the European Council, European Green Party Co-Chair Reinhard Bütikofer said: “It is most unfortunate that the Polish government has decided to turn the debate over a second term for President Tusk into a pitched political battle between Poland and its neighbors. The danger […]

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Frontex and #Poland sign the headquarters agreement

Frontex and #Poland sign the headquarters agreement

Today (9 March), Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, and the Polish government signed the headquarters agreement, which defines the legal status for the agency and its employees in Poland. The agreement will also allow Frontex to build its new headquarters in Warsaw on land provided by the Polish government. “The signing of […]

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Commission to seek member states’ views on #Poland rule of law

Commission to seek member states’ views on #Poland rule of law

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission will seek the views of EU member states on whether to take further action against Poland in a dispute over the rule of law that has lasted more than a year, officials told Reuters on Wednesday (22 February), writes Jan Strupczewski and Gabriela Baczynska. The EU’s executive arm accuses the nationalist-minded government […]

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