Rail Baltica is one of the three main European projects concerning transport that should be realized soon.
Poland and France are in favour of a more transparent Commnon Agriculture Policy after 2013.
Poland - one of the bigger EU countries - after years of receiving foreign development support, supports other countries now.
Poland needs more trans-borders energy links.
The new American program will most probably lead to the resignation of the Polish base in Redzikowo. It means that Poland should increase its engagement within the NATO military missile defense structure.
Despite the short period there are 10 candidates for the president in the upcoming election. Even a population that becomes older and older can mobilize its forces. It is difficult to say whether the demography have also an impact of the result of this election.
The new "Citizens´initiative" introduced by the Lisbon Treaty can help to organize different cooperation activities between member states, e.g. between the V4 concerning cultural policy.
Can the Carbon Capture and Storage – CCS - technology become a remedy for the energy supply problem? Is it enough innovative?
A relevant progress in combating diseases has been noticed recently. Traditional methods, like quarantine, have disappeared.
Shavei Israel organization appealed to Polish citizens with Jewish roots for coming out. Rabbis are of the opinion, that there are more Jews living in Poland than the statistics data shows.
The Ukrainian Parliament ratified 27 of April a controversial agreement with Russia, giving Moscow the possibility to have its Black Sea Fleet in Crimea till 2042.
What the high support for the Polish EU membership means for the candidates? And how it can influence the region?
We have to say it: The climate summit failed because of the big expectations, particular interests and unlimited cynicism.
The EU should not fear to lose Kiev. It should react on the Russian-Ukrainian agreement about the prolongation of the Black Sea Fleet with more engaged Eastern policy.
The European Council will have to insure the EU credibility concerning the future of the common currency, euro.
Many voters, lack of obstacles, the first presidential run seems to be a success of the democracy. The next exam is during the second turn and in the way how the relationship between the president and premier will look like.
Viktor Janukovch won the presidential election in the Ukraine, gaining 3,48 p% more of voices than Julia Tymoshenko. As a "cohabitation" with the PM Tymoshenko will not ensure a normal activity, Janukovych will search for a coalition with "Our Ukraine " (former president Yushchenko), communists and Litvin Block in order to establish a new government.
In the first weeks of February the repressions towards the Polish minority in Belarus, particularly towards the activists of the independent Assembly of Poles in Belarus (ZPB), have been increased.
In the second turn we will see a strong battle but from the Polish or European point of view the choice will be not so important as five years ago. We can expect that both candidates, at least at the beginning, will lead a policy of balance between the EU and Russia.
New posts will stimulate not only the decision making process in politics but also in business, e.g. concerning SME. However some dilemas remain.
The issue of security became the main topic for dialog between Russia and the western countries and institutions.
Ukraine get deeper and deeper into a political and economical chaos. Its relationship with the EU characterize a reciprocal disappointment. The upcoming presidential election is a chance for a stabilization in the country. No matter who wins.
The renomination of Angela Merkel as the chancelor means the continuity of the German foreign policy. One can however expect that tree coalition parties may compete on the foreign policy field.
Whether the EU will become an important world player will not decide the fact if the new EU-leaders are well known or not. Their competences will be much more important than their so far unknown faces.
The presidential election to be hold in Ukraine in January 2010 may lead to a change of the power system in the state. For the first time since four years there is a chance that one political camp may overtake the full power.
The Nord Stream Consortium (NS) realizes the next step in the building of the Nord Stream. The logistic base for the first pipe has been prepared.
Coordination of gas producers can lead in the future to an informal division of markets. EU can act against it building an own domestic gas market.
A deepening of the German-Polish relations is expected after the creation of the new government in Berlin.
The Eastern Partnership it´s a new proposal of regional cooperation that the EU addresses towards Armenia, Azerbaijan,Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Deepening of the relations between those countries depends mostly of their will and progresses in democratization process.
Few months before the 70th anniversary of the start of the WW2, a series of articles in print and electronic media was published in Russia on the role of USSR in the war.
The Czech EU Presidency has from the very beginning provoked negative commentaries, mostly from the "old" member states. As a "new" member and relatively small country, which has still not ratified the Lisbon Treaty, was under strict scrutiny, especially from the influential members.