Tag: Poland

#TotalitarianRegimes – Europe must remember its past to build its future

#TotalitarianRegimes – Europe must remember its past to build its future

| September 20, 2019

25 May is to be established as International Day of Heroes of the Fight against totalitarianism. All forms of Holocaust denial have to be counteracted, hate speech and violence condemned. Analysis of the consequences of totalitarian regimes to be  included in schools’ curricula and textbooks. On the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second […]

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#Poland – €676 million worth of EU investments in better rails and roads

#Poland – €676 million worth of EU investments in better rails and roads

| September 16, 2019

The European Commission adopted three major Cohesion Policy projects, modernising the Polish rail and road network and increasing travel safety while reducing costs and travel time. This €676 million investment package includes: €487m to modernize the country’s railway communication system and align it on European standards, €117m to upgrade Silesia’s railway services, including a new […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves compensation to energy-intensive companies in #Poland for indirect emission costs

#StateAid – Commission approves compensation to energy-intensive companies in #Poland for indirect emission costs

| September 2, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, Polish plans to compensate energy-intensive companies for higher electricity prices resulting from indirect emission costs under the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). The scheme will cover the period 2019-2020, with a provisional budget of PLN 1.78 billion (approximately €417 million). The measure will benefit companies […]

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#MobilityPackage – The last chapter for the European Union?

#MobilityPackage – The last chapter for the European Union?

| September 2, 2019

I was born two years after the criminal system of Communism had been overthrown in Poland. That happened for the very first time in world history. For readers from the western Europe, communism is just one of many ideologies. For readers from Eastern Europe, those behind the ‘Iron Curtain’, there is almost 50 years of […]

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Time to shed more light on #Russia harassment of #NATO forces’ families

Time to shed more light on #Russia harassment of #NATO forces’ families

| August 15, 2019

Spouses of Dutch fighter pilots deployed in the Baltic states reportedly received harassing phone calls from callers with Russian accents. This should come as no surprise, but the evident reticence to publicize these incidents is inexplicable. Keir Giles Senior Consulting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @KeirGiles LinkedIn Celebrations in March marking Poland’s 20 […]

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Commission approves new prolongation of #PolishCreditUnion liquidation scheme

Commission approves new prolongation of #PolishCreditUnion liquidation scheme

| August 14, 2019

The European Commission has authorized, under EU state aid rules, the ninth prolongation of the Polish credit union liquidation scheme until 15 July 2020. The measure will continue to be available for credit unions that are member-owned entities and provide loans, savings accounts and payment services only to their membership. Credit unions fall outside the […]

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#Poland – #Greens to join coalition against #LawAndJusticeParty

#Poland – #Greens to join coalition against #LawAndJusticeParty

| July 31, 2019

The Polish Green Party has decided to join the Civic Coalition as the fourth coalition partner, ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Poland. The European Greens welcome this news and congratulate their partners in Poland. There is a number of reasons why this is a very encouraging announcement indeed, say the Greens. Firstly, the […]

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