Marek Jurek, one of the candidates in the upcoming presidential election said, that the EU should think of an "solidarity in Europe" and supporting less developed countries in its budget.
Poland is among those three EU countries that are against creating an "elite" of Eurozone" within the EU.
Poland signed the letter of intention concerning the Northern Dimension Partnership for Transport and Logistics, NDPTL, which office is due to start January 2011.
Europe of the 21. century must have a train system linking all EU countries that could take over the transport in case of airspace closure over the continent.
Poland will receive a credit of 200 million euro from the EBI to build highways and improve the transport infrastructure.
Discussions how to get out of the economic crisis is important for Poland too as the country plans to join the Eurozone, said the prime minister.
Hungarian and Polish Prime minister: Victor Orban and Donald Tusk discussed in Warsaw V4 cooperation and EU presidency of both states.
Seven European regions have joined their forces in CREATOR mini-programme, in terms of seeing an ageing population as an opportunity to regional economic development.
Polish People don’t agree with the postulate of alignment of the retirement age of both genders, results from the survey of the CBOS institute. The survey proves that 74% of Poles are against this solution. It is supported only from 20% of Polish people.
Most Poles wish the retirement starts before the age of 60, the opinion poll presented by portal rynekpracy.pl. shows.
In terms of energy infrastructure Poland faces a lot of risks and dangers.
For the first time since the number of pensioners is reduced to more than 5 million. It means, that the trend launched in December 2009 keeps up. The change is the result of the limitation of the pension privileges.
If the scenario presented in this document shall fulfill Poland could join the euro in 2015, although this date has been not mentioned in this programme.
Poland would like to brighten the discussion on the new economic strategy, the EU 2020, and discuss also the next EU budget in terms of the infrastructure and euro-zone. Poland is concerned about the next EU budget.
Polish diplomats lobbied for "Greece" as the only subject during the Euro-summit. Herman Van Rompuy approved it. Poland that is aiming at the membership in the eurozone wants to take part in all relevant decisions concerning the common currency.
The Commission should finish this negotiations in summer 2010. In Poland some politicians mention that the USA should withdraw the visa regime for Polish citizens.
Polish eurodeputies in favor of the new EP agreement on foreign and security policy. European security however cannot decrease the transatlantic relations.
Poland is in favor of the coordination in the euro-zone and it wants to take part in the discussions about it.
Poland is still lagging behind in questions concerning the renewable energy, like wind plants.
More than 13 million zloty (over 3 million euro) from Brussels will support the renovation of the Wawel castle in Cracow. A special agreement has been signed by the Polish culture minister Bogdan Zdrojewski.
The Polish government announced its plans to build the first nuclear power plant. It should be ready by 2020.
Because of the financial crisis the Polish budgetary deficit was 7,1 per cent of the GDP.
Among awards is also a Polish internet portal on culture - „Purpose: przedsiębiorczosc w kulturze". It promotes and informs about career in culture field and international cooperation, also with Visegrad countries.
The short documentary film by Bartek Konopka has been nominated for Oscar. It deals e.g. with the transformation in 1989.
Because of the financial crisis the EU aid for Poland till 2013 as well in the next budget is under danger, said the budget commissioner in Warsaw.
Meeting between Dacian Ciolos and the Polish deputy prime minister Waldemar Pawlar and the agriculture minister Marek Sawicki. Topic: CAP.
First of May is the historic day for all EU Member States, said the EP president Jerzy Buzek. The Polish ex PM said that on this day a new era for Europe begun.
The Polish Agriculture minster Marek Sawicki pleased that the CAP has a similar priorities as the EU Cohesion policy.
Poland will have to give back 92 million euro (within the CAP) for the period 2006-2007.
More cods for Polish fishermen from Baltic Sea, but less herrings – according to the newest agreement between the EU minister for 2010.
The Commission punished Poland for bad quality of control and lack of sanctions within the CAP in 2005.
Krzysztof Pietraszkiewicz, head of the Polish Banking Association, said banks have stopped tightening criteria for accessing loans for companies in 2010 and are planning to further develop activities.
French energy concern GDF Suez and Foster Wheeler signed an Agreement about building of a Green power plant in the power plant in Polaniec, where only wood and agricultural biomass will be burned. It will be world biggest biomass power plant.
Conferences, seminars, workshops and competitions for SME will be organized all over Poland during European SME Week 2010.
To higher touristic marketability and more ecological public transport marshal of Pomorskie voivodeship signed contract from EU operational programme worth 6 mln zl for regions. 2 mld zl will go for 5 buses in Slupsk and 4 mld will go for four Zarnowiec lake marinas.
Economy vice-minister calmed down MEPs of two Sejm`s committees on Wednesday saying the EU 2020 Strategy pays attention to the cohesion policy.
The Gorzow hospital started the most modern hospital waste incinerator in Poland. Modernization costs amount to 6 mld zl, of which 85 % was financed from EU budget.
Development of transport infrastructure in less advanced area should be a priority of EU transport policy, Visegrad four thinks.
Polish Presidency comes closer and closer (second half of 2011) and there is still no debate on important issues, like the cooperation V4-EU-Russia.
Poland shall take part in foreign military missions but elaborate such decisions very carefully. European security and transatlantic relations remain important.
The biggest area for a cooperation becomes the energy issue and the environmental protection. Also new energy sources and renewable energy.
The Polish Finance Minster Jacek Rostowski presented in Brussels suggestions for the financial stability, also of the EU budget.
Because of the high water level Poland should apply for the EU- Solidarity Fund. Its transport and infrastructure, particularly in southern Poland has been affected strongly.
Despite the economic crises, the EU remains the the biggest donor of development aid in the world. Poland wishes to joins this fund more and more. Last year Poland assigned almost one billion zloty (ca. 250 mld euro) for the aid in developing countries.
Poles will be able to apply for donations for the solar installations in order to save money and energy. It´s not only because of the climate change, but also because of the "green economy".
9th edition of Summer Visegrad School - two weeks o interdisciplinary lectures, seminars and workshops about the most topical concerning regional problems be in progress 4-17 of July in Cracow.
The best and most innovative researcher and scientists should be promoted.
Two new buildings of the Technical University in Wroclaw will form "Technopolis". The project is worth 80 million zloty and is partly co-financed by the EU Regional Fund. The main goal is to boost innovations and creativity.
The applications should be submitted by 9th September 2010.
The cooperation between the EU and its neighboring countries is generally considered to be a success.
The GDP in Poland is estimated to reach 2,7 per cent this year. Together with Slovakia it will be higher than the EU average. At the same time, the budget deficit will grow by 7,3 per cent of the GDP.
Polish cities Łódź, Dzierżoniów, Łubianka i Raciechowice are committed to cut the CO2 emissions by at least 20 %.
The EU membership is still supported by the vast majority of Polish population, opinion survey showed.
Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia will get together 1 billion euro from European funds for the period 2011-2013. As the European Commission informed this is due to the higher than estimated economic growth in these countries
Poland is ready to resign on all functions in the EU-diplomacy for one position (f.e. deputy) close to Catherine Ashton for Mikolaj Dowgielewicz, the contemporary EU-minister in Warsaw.
What role plays Poland in biulding the relations between the European Union and its eastern neighbours? What kind of priorities has Poland in connection with its EU-presidency?
Karol Gierliński i Stanisław Stankiewicz represent polish Roma in Visegrad`s working group
Despite of the recent conflict with the Assembly of Poles in Bielarus the EU decided not to impose sanctions on Lukashenko's regime.
The Wysegrad Group (V4) is a chance to unify common interests of Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary in the EU.
Janusz Lewandowski, the designated Polish candidate for the budget commissioner has answered questioned in the EP for three hours. He is against a common EU-tax and the nationalisation of the CAP.
Polish Commissioner-designate for Budget and Financial Programming Janusz Lewandowski is said to be an experienced and competent economist. But some fear that as a Pole, he would oppose reform of cohesion expenditure. EurActiv Poland reports.
Serbia submited formal EU membership application on Tuesday, 22nd of December 2009.
2015 Poland will meet Maastricht cirteria and will be ready to enter the eurozone.
Poland will issue cheaper visa for Ukrainians and will simplify procedure of Schengen`s visa - declared Wednesday in Kiev polish minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski.
Poland took the 22. place among the EU-countries regarding the competitiveness of the IT industry.
To this conclusion came an EU report in which 5 countries were involeved: Hungary, Germany, Slovakia and Slovenia. Christmas lights cause a lot of problems every year in Poland as well.
The Polish governement supports the EU proposal to eliminate colours from cigarettes boxes. The inscriptions should be identic - on a white background a black slogan warning from smoking.
In the Regional Committess in Brussels was held a meeting of EU-fonds consultants Euroforum KFE 2009 - European Innovation „Best practices – perspectives for Future”.
So far only three countries (Belgium, Romania and Slovakia) implemented the EU-regulations.
The youngest Europeans can show their knowledge on a sustainable diet and a healthy way of life. The deadline is 31 of december 2009.
Poland will spend 1 billion zloty (ca. 200 million euro) more than planned. European money are mostly invested in infrastructure, innovations, enterpreneurship and in e-learning.
Albania on Wednesday (16 December) took another step towards EU membership when the European Commission sent Tirana a voluminous questionnaire about its readiness to join the bloc.
Hungary's prime minister said on Wednesday that Slovak legislation punishing the use of minority languages is unacceptable and goes against the basic values of the European Union and the Lisbon Treaty.
There will be a play in order to establish the energetical policy in Europe. Poland must be an actor in this play, comments the expert of the Kosciuszki Institute.
Poland's dependency on gas is 20 percent. Dependence on the Russian gas may become a real danger for Polish energetical security. These are the conclusions from the "Gas debate" that took place in Cracow on the 1st of December 2009. EurActiv.pl was the media partner.
Public opinion and politicians alike are questioning the weight and importance of the portfolios attributed to their national commissioners, a roundup by EurActiv's network in Eastern Europe reveals.
Symbolic wall has been destroyed in the centre of Warsaw to commemorate the 20. anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. In the happening "No more walls!" took part some dozens young people from different EU countries. The event has been prepared by the Polish Schuman Foundation and the German embassy in Poland.
The project "Iron Courtain Route" engages 20 countries, inclusive 14 EU-members. Poland is one of them. The route has 6 500 kilometers - it begins at the Barents Sea.
European Radio for Belarus, with its headquarter in Poland, will be able to broadcast in Belarus. The independent television Bielsat, with its headquarter in Poland as well, however still cannot reach viewers in Belarus.
The former Polish prime minister has been recognized for his role in Poland's transition towards a free and democratic country and as a sign of confidence that he will bring the Parliament closer to EU citizens. Upon receiving the award, Buzek stressed that European democracy means more than holding European elections once every five years. "It is about engaging with national politics on a daily basis" and making the EU's policies even more relevant to Europe's citizens," he said, promising to make parliamentary debates more lively under his mandate.
Special session in the EP twenty years after the collapse of the "iron curtain".
Russian prime minster Wladimir Putin warned that Moscow may decrease the gas supply to Europe if Ukraine uses gas from the Russian transit. Ukrainian president Wiktor Jushcshenko said that the Ukrainina-Russian relations concerning gas are dominated by politics.
The European Commission authorised financial support of 500 milion euro. Polish autorities plan to revitalise worse developed regions.
Eurochambres says that the European plan of stimulating the economy hardly helps the small enterprises in developing green technologies
Janusz Lewandowski, as the candidate for the Polish EU commissioner, and the Polish vision of EU under Lisbon Treaty should funcion - these were the main issues of the meeting between the primie minister Donald Tusk and the EC-president Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels.
US President Barack Obama sees Eastern Europe as a "Bush administration project" and is not conscious of the need to counter growing Russian influence there, Edward Lucas, who has been The Economist´s correspondent for Eastern Europe for over 20 years, told EurActiv Slovakia in an interview.
Slovenia lifted veto on continuation of accession talks with Croatia. However, border dispute between those two countries remains unresolved.
European Commission wants to regulate sound volume of mp3 players, arguing that laud music has negative health consequences on young people.
European Commission approved Polish support scheme stabilising financial markets struck by the crisis. According to the commissionel Kroes, Polish program helps market "without undue harms to competitiion".
European Commission approved the Polish regional help for Dell Products Polnad, which should open new factory in Lodz.
Poland will soon receive 50% of financial funds for its Operational Program Infrastructure and Environment.
New EP President Jerzy Buzek, from Poland, talked about the 70th anniversary of Soviet attach on Poland. "Memories of September the 17th are serious and tragic for Polish people. And not only for us."
British conservatives hope that the Polish President Lech Kaczunski, or his Czech counterpart Vaclav Klaus, will not ratify the Lisbon Treaty, untill the Conservatives form the new UK government next year.
Lithuanian MEP Waldemar Tomaszewski from the Action Committee of the Polish in Lithuania, has complained to the EC President Barroso over the alleged discrimination of Poles in the Baltic country.
Roma children in Poznan should have separate groups in kindergardens. The proposal, which should have convinced more Roma parents to send their children to kindergardens is being heavily criticised for strenghtening the ghettoisation of Roma minority.