Latest News from the Republic of Poland

Polish-German cooperation – 07.11.2018

Strengthening Polish-German bilateral cooperation having a significant contribution to European and security is the main topics discussed by Mariusz Blaszczak and Ursula von der Leyen as it is very important for security in the region. The head of the National Defense Ministry stressed that all efforts should seek to counteract the threats from the east and south, and also dealt with matters related to Polish-German cooperation in the the Multinational Division North – East in Elbląg. The meeting was held in connection with the Polish-German intergovernmental consultations, the subject of which was bilateral relations and energy.


Fewer Poles consider migrating – 14.11.2018

This year’s rate is the lowest since research began, the Rzeczpospolita daily reported and according to a report from Work Service, the average potential economic migrant lives in the countryside and is typically trade-school or high-school educated. Less than nine percent of Poles are considering migrating, down from 14 percent this time last year, says recruitment agency Work Service. Thus, Maciej Witucki said the drop is the result of a favourable situation on rising wages, while the Labour Minister said that unemployment in Poland held steady at the lowest rate in 28 years.


Luxemburg and Poland agree to cooperate – 12.10.2018


Both countries agreed to regular exchange information and to promote a constructive dialogue, leading to the transparency of the current international regulatory framework. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, represented by the Minister of the Economy, and the Republic of Poland, represented by Jadwiga Emilewicz, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on space activities with focus on the utilization of space resources. To enhance international cooperation in these fields, the Grand Duchy has signed similar agreements with Japan and the Czech Republic , as well as other countries.



Poland’s president addresses far right – 11.11.2018


“I am not involved in politics, I am not involved in the war between politicians,” said a biotechnologist from Kraków who was attending the march. The controversial independence-day march led to frantic negotiations resulting in an agreement in which participants in the state-sanctioned section of the event would march first, separated by participants in the nationalist march by a cordon of military police. Last year’s event received international condemnation for the presence of xenophobic slogans directed at counter protesters, and it was generally thought that the march would overshadow official commemorations of the country’s rebirth at the end of the First World War. Poland’s president addressed the crowds before the start of a march in Warsaw where more than 200,000 people are estimated to have taken part, after a last-minute agreement between senior politicians.  Dwarfing previous iterations of the march, this year’s event appeared to feature fewer racist banners, although white supremacist symbols were present, and the far-right All-Polish Youth posted a video of an EU flag being set on fire, as some people chanted “down with the European Union.” Hours after Gronkiewicz-Waltz’s announcement Poland’s rightwing president announced the Polish state would be organizing its own march along the same route, but it was unclear what would happen. Some marchers threw objects and made obscene gestures to their opponents, but many of those marching sought to distance themselves from any controversy, because they just wanted to celebrate the 100th anniversary.


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