Donald Tusk has been sworn in as Poland’s latest Prime Minister. While he is personally pro-EU, Law and Justice may derail his progress towards fulfilling his campaign promises.
The rogue three EU member states are back in the news. This time it is in regard to protests closing border crossings with Ukraine.
While people have been focusing on the potential changes in Poland due to the election, Hungary will be impacted as well. The two member states have rebelled against the EU together for years yet Hungary may now find itself alone.
Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia have taken it upon themselves to unilaterally ban grain and agricultural products from Ukraine. Ukraine has filed a complaint with the WTO and the EU may defend them while simultaneously start an infringement procedure against them.
Poland suffered hacking which impacted its trains. In July however it faced another hacking incident which affected sensitive information from NATO.
Poland is once again concerned about its border it shares with Belarus. Belarussian President Lukashenko has weaponized migration in the past as a result of sanctions the European Union has placed on Belarus. Poland is moving more military members to the border in order to ensure that migrants do not make it through.
Romania is debating how to prioritize exports from Romanian farmers over those from Ukrainian farmers at the Constanta Port. Some EU member states have been getting heated about the impact Ukrainian agricultural exports to the EU have had on their own farmers.
Poland has found itself in hot water not only with the European Union yet its own citizens over reforms considered to be undemocratic. This may lead to a competitive parliamentary election later this year.
Politicians in Poland accuse each other of wanting to force citizens to eat insects instead of meat ahead of the election later this year.
While gender transitioning is still legal, the Bulgarian Supreme Court has banned trans individuals from changing their gender on legal documents.