Latest business news about Poland and the European Union.— An agreement on the first pipeline connecting Poland and Lithuania was signed on 15 October by the European Commission and the Baltic states. The first gas interconnector between Poland and Lithuania will end the long lasting isolation of the Baltic Sea region and bring the energy needed for a new economic dynamism to the region. — Poland on Thursday signed a landmark deal to build the first EU gas pipeline to the isolated Baltic countries, reducing their uneasy reliance on Russian supplies. — The huge influx of migrants into Europe is being used by some foreign leaders to weaken the European Union politically, EU president Donald Tusk said Friday in Poland. — Poland's foreign minister on Monday said Warsaw was able to take in more refugees than its share of over 9, 000 under the European Union quota plan but would like to see the bloc's borders sealed. — Struggling to cope with a massive influx of refugees and migrants from Balkan states, Hungary on Friday offered to host talks with its southern non-EU neighbours like Serbia or Macedonia. — The unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants flooding into the European Union could be the bloc's greatest-ever challenge, Germany's foreign minister said Friday, adding Berlin expects 40, 000 new migrants to arrive this weekend. — Tipped as Poland's next prime minister, conservative opposition candidate Beata Szydlo on Wednesday accused veteran EU states of trying to unfairly burden poorer newer members by seeking to impose refugee quotas. — Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said Thursday she was against any quota plan to share migrants across the 28-member European Union but was open to raising the numbers Warsaw took in. — Poland could increase its uptake of refugees to help the European Union cope with an unprecedented influx of migrants, Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said on Monday. — The journalist daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday received a million-euro Polish prize for championing democracy and human rights. — Russian customs oficials said Monday they had foiled a bid to smuggle nearly half a tonne of cheese into the country from the European Union, whose food is subject to retaliatory sanctions. — Poland on Friday awarded the journalist daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov a million-euro prize for championing democracy and human rights. — Slovakia's Finance Minister Peter Kazimir on Sunday warned that Greece's 'No' referendum result opened the door to the country's departure from the eurozone, becoming the first European minister since the crucial vote to raise the prospect of a "Grexit". — Poland's conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party said Thursday it would not have the country adopt the European single currency if it wins, as polls currently predict, the autumn general election. — Four central European countries on Wednesday called on the European Union to let member states decide for themselves how many migrants they will accept, instead of setting quotas. — NATO member Poland said Thursday that the post-Cold War period of peace is "now over", as the European Union grapples with various crises including the Ukraine conflict and terrorism. — French National Front leader Marine Le Pen recruited Polish and British MEPs Tuesday, finally allowing her to launch a new eurosceptic party dedicated to challenging every ambition held dear by champions of the EU. — European Union citizens no longer need visas to access the Belarussian part of Europe's last primeval forest, the director of the Polish side of the Bialowieza woodland and bison hideout said Friday. — Poland will take in 60 Syrian refugee families of the Christian faith, Warsaw said Tuesday just days after it opposed European Union plans for binding quotas on asylum seekers for its 28 member states. — Poland on Friday became the latest European Union member to oppose the bloc's plan for binding quotas on asylum seekers for its 28 member states. — Poland will commit 8.0 billion euros as part of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's plan to boost economic growth, the EU said on Tuesday. — The three Baltic states on Friday urged neighbouring Poland and the EU to speed up work on a gas pipeline to link them to the European market and reduce their reliance on Russia. — Poland will build six watchtowers to survey its 200-kilometre-long border with the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, the police said Monday. — A Frenchman tried to smuggle his Russian wife into the European Union by hiding her in a massive suitcase, without realising there had been no need for the would-be James Bond scheme. —
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