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  1. The World

    20 hours ago

    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...

  2. 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...

Special Reports

  1. Investing in Poland

    Poland’s government has acted to reverse sluggish growth. Although support has waned f...
  2. FT.com - European Energy

    Red tape dogs the increased utilisation of renewable energy sources in Europe...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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,...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. November 24, 2013

    Polish economy set to resume fast growth

    Most of Europe has spent the past five years swinging in and out of recession, as waves of troubles have buffeted the...

  36. November 24, 2013

    Polish fund spurs infrastructure

    A ring on the bell brings a rustle on the other side of the door, which is opened by Mariusz Grendowicz, the president of...

  37. November 24, 2013

    Donald Tusk’s poll ratings fall as voting marathon looms

    Poland’s government may have seen it through two economic crises in the past five years, but people have become jaded with...

  38. November 24, 2013

    Power generation: High employment costs hamper industry restructuring and renewal

    Nine hundred metres below ground, an automated plough is crunching its way horizontally across a coal seam at Poland’s...

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