NATO plans biggest build-up against Russia since the Cold War

Feb 7, 2016

NATO plans biggest build-up against Russia since the Cold War

Backed by an increase in U.S. military spending, NATO is planning its biggest build-up in Eastern Europe since the Cold War to deter Russia, but it will reject Polish demands for permanent bases. Worried since Russia’s seizure of Crimea that Moscow could rapidly invade ...

Poland clouds NATO's nuanced plan to engage Russia

Jan 25, 2016

Poland clouds NATO's nuanced plan to engage Russia

Poland is putting its own spin on a nuanced NATO plan to deter Moscow in eastern Europe without stationing permanent troops on Russia’s borders, prompting disquiet from allies including Britain, which needs Warsaw’s help in EU reform negotiations. Poland’s defense minister on Thursday seized ...

Dec 31, 2015

Polish government takes control of public media with new law

Poland’s conservative government took control of state media Wednesday after new legislation giving it the power to directly appoint the heads of public broadcasters was rushed through parliament, despite EU concern and condemnation from rights watchdogs. The media bill, which was only submitted to ...

Poland passes controversial law on Constitutional Court

Dec 23, 2015

Poland passes controversial law on Constitutional Court

Poland’s ruling conservative party passed a law on Tuesday that top legal and opposition figures say will paralyze the country’s highest legislative court and remove important checks on the government’s power. Following an avalanche of criticism at home and abroad, the approval of the ...

Dec 7, 2015

Poland denies being in talks to host NATO nukes

Poland’s Defense Ministry denied on Sunday that it is considering asking for access to nuclear weapons through a NATO program under which the U.S. places them on the territory of certain allied states. On Saturday, Deputy Defense Minister Tomasz Szatkowski said that the ministry ...

Poland's Ksiaz Castle holds WWII secrets

Nov 14, 2015

Poland's Ksiaz Castle holds WWII secrets

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If you are fascinated by World War II secrets, treasures and ghosts, then Ksiaz Castle is the place for you. A breathtaking site, it sits on a wooded hilltop in the city of Walbrzych, in southwestern Poland. The area drew worldwide attention recently, when ...

Poland lurches to nationalist right

Oct 31, 2015

Poland lurches to nationalist right

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Poland’s lurch to the nationalist right in the first election to be influenced by Europe’s refugee crisis is sending shudders of anxiety through the EU leadership in Brussels, where officials expect a prickly relationship. EU officials have not forgotten the first time Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s ...