Marcin Gawęda – President of The Warsaw Institute Foundation (U.S.), analyzed and commented on the mood prevailing in the European Union just before the elections to the European Parliament. In his article titled “Will Nation-States Make a Comeback in EU Elections?” he also raised the issue of growing patriotism and nationalism in many EU countries and their possible impact on the results of the upcoming elections.
The report by Grzegorz Kuczyński – expert of the Warsaw Institute, has been quoted in the latest analysis of the Jamestown Foundation “Baltic Pipe to Cut Poland’s Gas Dependence on Russia” by Natalia Konarzewska.
All April Russia Monitor articles, which include reviews of the most important events related to Russian security and its foreign policy, available in one file.
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An international conference “Western Balkans: Infrastructure and energy from a geopolitical perspective” will take place at the University of Warsaw on May 29, 2019, to mark Poland’s presidency of the Berlin Process. The event will be held under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland and co-organized by geopolitical quarterly “The Warsaw Institute Review”.
Vice-President of Warsaw Institute Izabela Wojtyczka spoke with the Hungarian website Azonnali on the phenomenon of the “renaissance of Central Europe”, geopolitical strategies of Poland and Hungary and changes taking place within the European Union.
In July 2019, the summit of the Berlin Process will take place in Poland. It is an initiative supporting the countries of the Western Balkans in expanding regional cooperation and bringing them closer to the EU structures. Poland has taken over the presidency of the Berlin Process, which makes it even more credible as an advocate of the Community enlargement policy.
Jason Lemon from Newsweek U.S. in his text “U.S. Creates Additional Tensions by Flying Nuclear-Capable Bombers Near Russia, Kremlin Says” refers to one of the last articles from our Russia Monitor program: “U.S. Stratofortress Jets Perform a Simulated Attack on Russia’s Baltic Fleet”
All February Russia Monitor articles, which include reviews of the most important events related to Russian security and its foreign policy, available in one file.
Contrary to the provisions of the Polish-Soviet border agreement of 1945, the Pilava Strait linking the Vistula Lagoon to the Baltic Sea was not opened to Polish merchant vessels while Poland’s port of Elbląg had no longer access to the Baltic Sea. In June 1990, the yacht “Misia II” under the skipper Edmund Krasowski, a Member of Polish Parliament at the time, as the first sailed from Elbląg to Gdynia across the Pilava Strait.
Once completed in 2022, a gas link between Poland and Norway will hinder Russia’s Gazprom monopoly on gas supplies, putting an end to a phenomenon that has lasted for several decades.
Aleksandra Rybińska, expert at Warsaw Institute, will take part in dabate “Nationalism is a Delusion: Our Futures Depend on Ever Closer Union” organized by Intelligence Squared Germany and ECFR, alongside with Radosław Sikorski, Flavia Kleiner, Douglas Murray and Josef Janning.
It seems that the United States will be unable to hinder the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Highly dangerous for Central Europe and Ukraine, the pipeline is just one of some bargaining chips used in the geopolitical game between the United States on the one hand while Russia and Germany on the other.
Comment to Warsaw Institute’s latest special report U.S. Permanent Military Base in Poland: Favorable Solution For the NATO Alliance by Krzysztof Kamiński, President of Warsaw Institute.