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    1. November 28, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Donald Tusk

      Donald Tusk’s arrival at Bar Przystan does not go un­noticed. The waiter’s eyes light up. The owner smiles. And many of the...

    2. October 23, 2014

      Radoslaw Sikorski at centre of storm over Ukraine comments

      A diplomatic storm sparked by Poland’s former foreign minister has cast into confusion Warsaw’s approach to the crisis in...

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    1. Poland

      Since the end of communist rule 25 years ago, rapid growth has transformed Poland but ...
    2. Central & eastern Europe: Banking and Finance 2013

      The shadows that gathered last year have started to recede. The banking sector has sho...
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    1. October 21, 2014

      Europe needs the will to build an energy union

      The EU’s 28 member states face many challenges if they are to revive Europe’s sluggish economy. One of the most important –...

    2. The World

      September 28, 2014

      Solving the mystery of Donald Tusk

      The appointment of Donald Tusk as president of the European Council was greeted with a certain amount of bafflement in...

    3. The World

      September 15, 2014

      Au revoir and thank you to Mr Van Rompuy

      It’s time to say “thank you” to Herman Van Rompuy. Mr Van Rompuy, 66, is nearing the end of five years as the first...

    4. September 7, 2014

      Polish premier’s departure leaves party facing test

      Poland will lose its longest-serving prime minister in more than three decades this week, forcing a government reshuffle...

    5. September 5, 2014

      EU set to spurn UK for key economic post

      Britain has failed to secure one of the key economic posts it was seeking at the European Commission, it was claimed on...

    6. FT Alphaville

      September 1, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE In Putin’s Russia, financial plumbing blocks you: Joseph takes us through the...

    7. August 31, 2014

      Cameron looks to reap dividend from backing Tusk for top EU job

      David Cameron’s belated switch to back Poland’s Donald Tusk for a top EU post has secured Britain’s prime minister an...

    8. August 31, 2014

      Nato allies at odds over response to Russian aggression

      In late March, Donald Tusk, the Polish prime minister, made a plea to Nato: put 10,000 troops in Poland, permanently, he...

    9. August 30, 2014

      Donald Tusk takes Poland to the ‘big table’

      As the centre-forward for a local football team of fellow Solidarity supporters in the 1980s, Donald Tusk had an uncanny...

    10. August 30, 2014

      EU leaders name Donald Tusk president of the European Council

      EU leaders have unanimously chosen Poland’s prime minister as president of the European Council, giving a country from the...

    11. Brussels Blog

      August 29, 2014

      EU summit: leaked language on Ukraine sanctions

      Italy's Mogherini, the likely next EU foreign policy chief, arrives at a meeting with her counterparts If EU leaders are...

    12. August 28, 2014

      Poland and Denmark in two-horse race for EU council presidency

      The contest for the final remaining top EU job has become a two-person race between the leaders of Poland and Denmark,...

    13. August 27, 2014

      Polish PM Donald Tusk takes populist route to re-election

      Polish prime minister Donald Tusk outlined a ream of populist measures on Wednesday, starting a year-long election campaign...

    14. August 27, 2014

      European Council presidency race is wide open with six contenders

      The mounting consensus that Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini will be chosen as the EU’s next foreign policy chief...

    15. August 26, 2014

      David Cameron backs Polish PM to head European Council

      David Cameron has offered to back Donald Tusk, Poland’s premier, as the next European Council head, despite a blazing row...

    16. August 6, 2014

      Poland warns of Russia’s troop build-up on Ukraine border

      Poland’s prime minister has warned the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine has risen in the past few days, adding to fears...

    17. July 17, 2014

      David Cameron opposes Donald Tusk for senior EU job

      David Cameron has opposed the suggested appointment of Donald Tusk, Poland’s prime minister, to a top EU post amid fears...

    18. July 9, 2014

      EU energy market: Pipe dream

      Poland’s prime minister, Donald Tusk, has a battle on his hands. In April he proposed a European energy union to address one...

    19. June 25, 2014

      Tusk wins vote of confidence

      Poland’s prime minister Donald Tusk’s government won a parliamentary vote of confidence on Wednesday, called in an effort to...

    20. June 24, 2014

      A shadowy conspiracy that saps Poland’s strength

      Three weeks ago Poland proudly celebrated the 25th anniversary of its 1989 elections that marked a turning point in the cold...

    21. June 23, 2014

      Poland’s political elite bitten by bugging scandal

      The venues are private rooms in two of Poland’s most exclusive eateries, popular with business people and politicians who...

    22. The World

      June 16, 2014

      Poland's “tape affair” has echoes of Italy

      Poland has made such impressive progress since the end of communism in 1989 that its political elite like to think of their...

    23. June 16, 2014

      Poland’s prime minister defends bank governor

      Poland’s prime minister Donald Tusk on Monday resisted calls for his government to resign and said he saw no evidence of...

    24. June 3, 2014

      Poland’s democratic stability breeds voter disillusionment

      Poland is heading into 18 months of campaigning, at the end of which the governing centre-right coalition, led by prime...

    25. May 25, 2014

      Polish general who tried to crush Solidarity

      Wojciech Jaruzelski, the stiff-backed Polish general who crushed the Solidarity labour union by calling troops out into the...

    26. April 8, 2014

      Nato chief urges review of troop positions amid Russian threat

      Nato must review where in Europe it permanently positions its troops, the alliance’s chief said on Tuesday, in a sign the...

    27. March 7, 2014

      Central and eastern European leaders see Russian fears confirmed

      For some central and eastern European political leaders, the Kremlin’s military intervention in Ukraine serves as powerful...

    28. February 20, 2014

      Ukraine holds a draw for ghoulish investors

      The most famous contrarian quote of all time was misattributed to Nathan Mayer Rothschild, founder of the London arm of the...

    29. February 19, 2014

      Ukraine is facing its most dangerous hour for many years

      The crisis in Ukraine appeared to be spinning out of control on Wednesday, leaving the former Soviet republic facing its...

    30. February 19, 2014

      EU leaders condemn Ukraine for violence

      Renewed clashes in Kiev European leaders raised the pressure on Viktor Yanukovich , Ukraine’s president, by calling for...

    31. February 19, 2014

      Ukraine protesters dig in fearing bigger crackdown

      Renewed clashes in Kiev Tens of thousands of protesters were digging in for further clashes with Ukrainian security forces...

    32. February 11, 2014

      Poland’s Sikorski urges Ukraine protesters to seek compromise

      Radoslaw Sikorski has some unexpected advice for the leaders of the anti-government protests that have roiled Ukraine for...

    33. January 8, 2014

      Call for Poles to boycott Tesco stores

      A senior Polish politician has called for a boycott of Tesco, the UK’s biggest retailer, amid anger at recent comments by...

    34. January 5, 2014

      Silesian push for autonomy tests Poland’s unity ahead of polls

      Jerzy Gorzelik carries a Polish passport, lives in Poland and speaks Polish to his wife and children, but ask him his...

    35. December 20, 2013

      EU says offer to Ukraine of integration pact remains on table

      European leaders insisted they would not engage in a bidding war with Russia over the future of Ukraine, saying their offer...

    36. beyondbrics

      December 9, 2013

      Poland pension reform: not done yet

      Poland’s parliament may have rushed through a dramatic change to the country’s pension system in only four days last week,...

    37. November 25, 2013

      Rules snag Poland’s shale gas ambitions

      Poland has been pilloried for its overwhelming reliance on polluting coal and is still overwhelmingly dependent on Russia...

    38. November 25, 2013

      Poland’s road from coal destined to be long

      Less than six months before Poland hosted more than 10,000 delegates for the UN’s climate talks, Donald Tusk, the prime...

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