Posts tagged as Poland

Poroshenko held a meeting with the foreign Ministers of Estonia, Lithuania and Poland

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday held a meeting with Ministers of foreign Affairs of Estonia Sven Mixer, Lithuania – Linas Linkevičius and Poland – Jacek Czaputowicz. This was reported on the President’s page in Facebook. The meeting participants noted the need to strengthen the consolidated international pressure on Russia. The sides discussed the situation in the Azov and Black sea and existing threats from the Russian Federation…

Foreign ministers of Baltic states and Poland to visit Mariupol

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

On January 15, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics together with his counterparts from Estonia, Lithuania, and Poland will visit the city of Mariupol in Ukraine to pledge their support for Ukraine and the region of Mariupol over Russia’s aggression in the east of Ukraine and imposition of a blockade on the Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov, LETA learned from the Foreign Ministry. As part of the visit, the…

Poland, Ukraine to develop new medium-range air defense system

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Polish company WB Electronics and Ukraine’s state-owned defense industrial group, UkrOboronProm planning to jointly develop a new medium-range air defense system, according to a WB Electronics representative Roman Mushal. During a scientific and practical conference on the problems of Polish air defense, Roman Mushal said that Polish private defense company WB Electronics intends to jointly with Ukraine implement a project to develop a mobile, medium-range surface-to-air guided missile system. According to him, at the heart…

American “Trojan horse” in Poland and Baltic states

By Jonas Dringelis on Saturday, December 29, 2018

The confrontation between East and West threatens potential war between the United States and Russia. In this case, the Baltic countries, Poland can become a battlefield between West and East. Most NATO planners and independent experts think that if any fighting breaks out between Russia and its neighbors to the West, the likely battlefields will be Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland. And the question today is not whether NATO will fight, but…

Poland to take lead in NATO Baltic Air Policing mission

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Polish Air Force is preparing to return to Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, leading NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission from January 2019 on, while Germany continues to be the augmenting nation flying out of Ämari Air Base, Estonia, NATO announced December 13. The Polish Air Force will deploy four F-16C/D Block 52+ fighter jets to Šiauliai. This will be the eighth time, the Polish Air Force has supported NATO’s mission safeguarding…

Baltic, neighbouring ministers undecided on summer, winter time choice

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Representatives of the transport ministries of the Baltic states, Finland and Poland who met in Tallinn on Monday were of differing opinions regarding whether to remain in summer or winter time once the practice of changing the clocks twice per year comes to an end. A recent survey indicates that more than half of Estonians would prefer permanent summer time. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Poland jointly acknowledged that the…

Lithuania, Poland mull joining forces for negotiating smaller medicine prices

Saturday, November 24, 2018

In the agreement signed by Aurelijus Veryga and Lukasz Szumowski, the countries pledge to cooperate on the improvement of the healthcare systems in both countries and make services even more accessible for people. According to Veryga, the agreement is very necessary and long-awaited as it will allow getting better results, for example, letting the two countries to jointly negotiate medicine prices and to “ensure that people had to pay smaller…

Warsaw: Kremlin’s «imperial policy» endangers Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Speaker of the upper house of the Polish parliament, has stated that Russia’s «imperial policy» endangers Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine. Polish state broadcaster Radio Poland reported on Tuesday, November 13, that Stanisław Karczewski Polish Senate Speaker, visiting the capital of Lithuania on Monday, addressed MP’s from the three countries had convergent interests and together faced a threat posed by Russia’s policies.   «A shared challenge for Poland, Lithuania and…

Health insurance fraud involving bogus employees from Poland uncovered in Lithuania

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Over 1,000 Poles may have been given fake employment contracts in Lithuania to have their healthcare costs reimbursed by the Lithuanian Compulsory Health Insurance Fund, the Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) said on Tuesday. The service has completed a pre-trial investigation into a suspected health insurance fraud scheme worth 200,000 euros. Some 120,000 euros were transferred to the Polish National Health Fund before the fraud was discovered and the investigation…

Poland attacks EU’s Gazprom deal in court

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Poland’s state-run gas firm PGNiG said on Tuesday it filed a complaint with the EU’s top court against a controversial deal by the European Commission to settle an anti-trust case against Gazprom, the Kremlin-backed energy giant, reports LETA/BNS. The deal struck in May allowed Gazprom to avoid billions in fines after eastern EU members like Poland and the Baltics claimed the Russian giant had abused its dominant position as a…