Brexit is a sympton of Europe's problems

Brexit is a sympton of Europe's problems

by ANNA MARIA ANDERS

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin wall, Europe is once again at a crossroads. In 1989 and the years that followed, the Soviet Union ceased to exist and Germany was unified. The newly independent, once Communist states – including my home country of Poland – embarked on the road to democracy, free markets, and the rule of law. Poland was welcomed back into the European family, and we joined the ranks of Nato. But Europe now faces a threat to its hard-won unity.

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Let's celebrate NATO. It stands between the free world and tyranny.

Let's celebrate NATO.  It stands between the free world and tyranny.

by ANNA MARIA ANDERS

Representatives of all NATO member states are gathering in Washington this week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the longest-lasting military alliance in modern history. Created on April 4, 1949, to counter the threat of Soviet Communism in the aftermath of World War II, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is as important today as it was in the year of its founding.

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Brexit? Exclusive w/ Polish Sec. of State Anna Maria Anders

Brexit? Exclusive w/ Polish Sec. of State Anna Maria Anders

by JAN JEKIELEK

The Epoch Times interviewed Anna Maria Anders, Secretary of State for International Dialogue for the Government of Poland and representative of the Polish Prime Minister, who is also an elected Senator for the Suwalki region of Poland, near the Russian border. We discuss the Polish-American alliance, “Fort Trump,” Nord Stream 2, the prospects of a Polish Brexit, and why the Polish-American alliance is valuable to both countries.

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Europe should follow Poland's lead & embrace energy sovereignty

Europe should follow Poland's lead & embrace energy sovereignty

by ANNA MARIA ANDERS

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The European Union has effectively relinquished energy sovereignty and embraced the construction of a new pipeline, dubbed Nord Stream 2, which would double supplies of Russian natural gas to Europe. Far from being a boon, this will have baleful consequences for the continent, the security of NATO, and indeed for the Atlantic alliance as a whole. Europeans and Americans alike should be alarmed.

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How Poland views the Kremlin’s creeping aggression

How Poland views the Kremlin’s creeping aggression

by STANISLAW ZARYN

The technological revolution has enabled the spread of social communication. The flow of information in the media has grown so massive that information itself has become a tool of influence on both individual people and whole societies and nations.

Russia knows this well, and it is using this knowledge toward its aggressive goals. NATO members, and in particular the Central and Eastern European countries, have been at the gunpoint of Russian information campaigns for years.

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Polish PM forecasts big changes for Brussels after EU elections

Polish PM forecasts big changes for Brussels after EU elections

by JAMES SHOTTER (FT)

Poland’s prime minister has forecast this year’s European elections will lead to big changes for Brussels and compared the controversy over the rule of law in his country with the travails of French president Emmanuel Macron.

Mateusz Morawiecki called on the EU to drop disciplinary proceedings over Warsaw’s contentious judicial reform and predicted that May’s elections, in which nationalist and Eurosceptic groups are expected to make gains, would have a “strong” impact on the bloc.

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Meet the Polish tiger

Meet the Polish tiger

by MATEUSZ MORAWIECKI

Poland recently became the first country in nearly a decade to graduate from emerging-market status and enter the ranks of the world’s developed economies. In September it joined countries such as the U.S., Germany and South Korea in the FTSE Russell index of advanced economies. For Poland, the first country in East-Central Europe to join the index, the distinction is the fruit of a long effort to build a flourishing market economy on the ruins of the communist system that the Solidarity movement helped topple in 1989.

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Houston: Poland's partner in energy security

Houston: Poland's partner in energy security

by ANNA MARIA ANDERS

Poland and the Houston region are going to have a beautiful friendship.

I do not mean a friendship that is simply an extension of that between Poland and the United States. The closeness of our two countries is a given. Poland is 1 in 6 NATO countries (with also the United Kingdom, Romania, Greece, Estonia and the United States) that spends the agreed upon 2 percent or more of gross domestic product on defense.

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