World in Focus. Warsaw International Gathering

Where is the world heading and what kind of future awaits Europe? How are today’s uncertainties affecting Poland and how will we deal with them? The World in Focus is an invitation to engage in meetings and discussions on international issues.

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A New Attempt to Resolve the Ukraine Conflict

There can be no normalisation of the relations with Russia as long as Moscow leads a war in the eastern Ukraine. This articles examines a new attempt to resolve the Ukraine conflict.

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Diverging Voices, Converging Policies: The Visegrad States’ Reactions to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Rozbieżne głosy, zbieżne polityki: reakcje krajów Grupy Wyszehradzkiej na konflikt rosyjsko-ukraiński

The annexation of Crimea and the hybrid war against Ukraine pose fundamental challenges for the European Union, especially its unanimity. Given a differing stance of the Visegrad countries, the publication analyses reactions of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic focusing on their historical experiences, public opinions, economic relations, and energy- and foreign policy.

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Publications

The Minsk (dis)agreement and Europe’s security order

The annexation of Crimea by Moscow, and then the provocation and support of the separatism in Eastern Ukraine were the beginning of an ongoing armed conflict. Two years ago in Minsk an agreement was made whose official objective was to restore peace in Eastern Ukraine. The analysis outlines the significance of this conflict in the context of discussions on the model of European security and of Russia’s policy on the West. The authors present the risks associated with the process of implementing the Minsk agreement and conclude with several conclusions for EU policy.

Eastern neighbours

The Warsaw Regional Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation appreciates Polish aspirations and achievements within the European Neighbourhood Policy and the enlargement of the EU, especially in its Eastern dimension. Therefore, it has for many years supported debates about the future of the relationships between the EU and its Eastern neighbours, especially with Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. In the meetings we organize, and in the projects of the partner organisations that we support, we aim to deepen the dialogue between East and West, between the old and the new member states of the EU. Furthermore, we search for a political consensus to promote good neighbourhood relations.