Posts tagged as Poland

Duda says they share conservative attitude to traditions with Lithuania’s Nauseda

Friday, July 12, 2019

Polish President Andrzej Duda says he and Lithuania’s incoming President Gitanas Nauseda share a conservative attitude to traditions, and the two countries share a similar historic heritage. Duda is set to welcome Nauseda in Warsaw next week after the new Lithuanian president decided to pay his first state visit to Poland, with Duda welcoming this sign of friendship. “As far as I know, our views on many things are similar,…

Joint statement by the Lithuanian and Polish Presidents on the anniversary of the Lublin Union

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

President Dalia Grybauskaitė and President Andrzej Duda of Poland issued a joint statement to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the Union of Lublin. The Presidents commended the foresightedness of the predecessors to create the Commonwealth of Two Nations based on equal partnership and joint responsibility which was an inspiration for the whole Europe to integrate and build closer cooperation between states as the best answer to respond to internal and…

Ability to work together and negotiate is key to strong EU

Monday, July 1, 2019

The ability to work together and negotiate is the key to a strong European Union’s future, Latvian Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance) said in her speech at an event in Poland marking the 450th anniversary of the Union of Lublin. As LETA was told at the Saeima press service, Murniece said that like the Hanseatic League and cooperation with northern neighbors, the Union of Lublin has promoted European integration.…

Lithuanian, Polish operators ask for EU support for submarine Harmony Link cable

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Lithuanian and Polish power transmission companies Litgrid and PSE have asked the EU for financial support to carry out feasibility studies for a new Baltic submarine cable. The companies hope to receive the maximum amount of 50 percent, or 10 million euros, for the studies valued at around 20 million euros. Poland’s share would be 12 million euros, and 8 million euros for Lithuania. Thus, they could get 6 and…

Poland and Baltic States Reduce Reliance on Russian Energy

Monday, June 24, 2019

Europe’s dependency on Russian energy has long been viewed as a threat to national security, particularly in Eastern European countries like the Baltic states and Poland. Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have all expressed concerns that their dependence on the Russian power grid network increases their exposure to Russian interference in their internal affairs and presents a grave threat to their sovereignty and national security. As Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite…

Lithuania plans to build education, cultural center in Poland’s Suwalki on its own

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Lithuanian government plans to build an education and cultural center in the Polish town of Suwalki, having a large Lithuanian community, as the premises proposed by Poland have been deemed unsuitable for this purpose. “Following the inspections of all buildings, it’s clear that the most logic solution would be to follow the case of the Ziburys Gymnasium in Sejny where a land lot was acquired and a school was…

More US troops will also come to Lithuania after extra Poland deployment, defmin says

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The United States’ decision to send more troops to Poland means that more of them will come to Lithuania for training as well, Lithuania’s Minister of National Defense says. “We believe the number of troops attending exercises in Lithuania will increase. We think it will grow and that is a direct contribution to our security,” Raimundas Karoblis told BNS Lithuania on Wednesday. The minister said he viewed the US decision…

Trump considers moving up to 2,000 troops to Poland as Polish president agrees to buy F-35s

Thursday, June 13, 2019

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he is considering a move of up to 2,000 troops from Germany to Poland, a country that had proposed building a “Fort Trump” in hopes of luring the United States to base a larger American military force there. “It’ll be no additional troops in Europe. We will be moving them from another location in Europe,” said Trump, who singled Germany out as the likely…

Poland stands for openness of EU and NATO for Ukraine

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Polish MP is convinced that Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine are obliged to avoid any contradictions, especially historical ones, since they reduce the ability to cooperate for the sake of common security. In order for Ukraine to properly ensure its development and security, the doors to the European Union and NATO must remain open for it. This was announced by the Senate of Poland MP Stanislav Karchevsky at the opening of…

Poland to not support Lithuania’s president as Tusk’s successor in European Council

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Poland has announced that it will not support Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė as a candidate for the post of president of European Council, Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita reports. Grybauskaitė is considered too big a personality, which does not allow her to become the region’s candidate, the newspaper’s sources say. Still, Lithuania’s departing president meets other criteria. She was a member of the European Council for eight years. She had also served as European…