International politics

Dossier: Europe's future after Brexit

For the first time in the EU's history, a member state has voted to leave the European Union. In our dossier, we explore the international reactions: How are the EU member states as well as the US, Russia and Asian governments responding to the Brexit decision? What will be the implications for other EU member states and the future of the European Union?

European debates

World in Focus 2018. Warsaw International Gathering.

Invitation

Where is the world headed? How can citizens shape their social, economic and environmental circumstances? How can Poland make its mark on a changing Europe? Will we be able to stop the climate change? These are just some of the questions we will attempt to answer, hopefully with your help, in order to better understand global problems that impact is in our daily life.

Reorganization of Polish Judiciary System vs. European Union

Blog

 We kindly invite our readers to get acquainted with the new articles published on the German-Polish European Blog. Which steps have been and still can be taken by the European Commission towards the increasing number of member states, which turn their backs from the liberal democracy? 

By Małgorzata Kopka

6th edition of the Forum EUROPE WITH A VIEW TO THE FUTURE

Report

Three days of intense debates, workshops, a book presentation, discovering the European heritage of the city of Gdańsk – this wide range of activities was proposed to 150 participants of the “Europe with a view to the future” Forum that took place on 28-30 May in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk, Poland.

By Małgorzata Kopka
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EU foreign policy

Debate: Forgotten conflict? EU and the war in Donbas

Report

Is the situation in Eastern Ukraine still a topic for the international community? What can we do as Europeans to help Donbas? Is the Minsk Protocol enough to deal with the conflict ? Those and other questions were discussed with our experts during an open debate which Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw organized in cooperation with Stefan Batory Foundation.

By Małgorzata Kopka
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Eastern neighbours

Successes and failures of supporting Ukraine from the local, Polish and EU perspective

Since the Euromaidan Revolution and with European Union’s support, Ukraine has made progress on implementing necessary reforms. However, in endorsing Ukraine, Europe and its member states made several mistakes. What are implications for the EU from the last three years of Ukraine’s transformation and the Minsk process? Which expectations has Ukraine failed to meet?

By Andrzej Mendel-Nykorowycz

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.

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.

By Ralf Fücks, Marieluise Beck
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Security

NATO Summit in Warsaw – the Polish perspective

What are strategic expectations of Member States to be addressed during the forthcoming Summit in Warsaw? Which major challenges will it face? What marks the Polish position vis-a-vis NATO and EU issues? Analysis by former Polish diplomat Piotr Łukasiewicz.

By Piotr Łukasiewicz

Sustainable Energy Security: A Transatlantic Opportunity

Raport ukazuje powiązania między polityką zagraniczną a kwestiami bezpieczeństwa i energetyki oraz analizuje i proponuje rozwiązania w kontekście zmieniających się realiów społecznych, politycznych i ekonomicznych po obu stronach Atlantyku.

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Publications

Heading South - Rethinking the Eurozone

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Study

How to redesign the Eurozone in order to enhance its chances of survival?  There are many alternatives that can and should be considered. A contribution on how to change the European Union's economic policy. 

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.

Beneath the surface of illiberalism: The recurring temptation of ‘national democracy’ in Poland and Hungary – with lessons for Europe

This report analyzes the historical trajectories of nation-building processes in Poland and Hungary, the identity politics of both parties and their politics of memory. It discusses three specific domains in which the shift in the understanding of the nation is most visible – namely in the attitudes towards the State, democracy and the West.  It finishes by formulating lessons that stem from these two case studies and can serve as a ‘warning call’ for the rest of Europe.

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

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.

International politics

The international political order has undergone fundamental changes in recent years. The European Union wants to, and should, play an important and active role within these changes. However, political declarations do not suffice in light of the challenges and present divisions. We support the activities of governments and EU institutions towards closer cooperation in international politics. Furthermore, we create space for the debates and disputes of member states representing different interests. From the Warsaw point of view we particularly stress relations with our Eastern neighbours, such as Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. In terms of security policy, we underline respect for human rights and democratic control over armed forces.

Events

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Global challenges, local solutions in the vision of green Upper Silesia
International conference

Reconnecting Europe

Blog Reconnecting Europe

The European Union is drifting apart. What can we do to reconnect citizens and EU Institutions, north and south, centre and periphery? Four bloggers from Bulgaria, Germany, Spain and the UK share their ideas.

EU projects of the Heinrich Böll Foundation