Foreign policy topics

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Baltic

The Baltic Sea region is of a vital importance to Poland's foreign policy. We share the concern about its development and well-being with a number of important international partners.

Brexit

Brexit negotiations are among the most pressing issues currently facing the European Union. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for developing Poland's negotiating stance in cooperation with the relevant ministries.

Climate policy

Efforts to address climate change have been in the world's focus since at least the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) signed at the time provides for joint actions to protect the Earth's climate for current and future generations, above all, through global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Diplomacy for business

The main goal of economic diplomacy is to support Polish businesses on foreign markets. The MFA partners with the business community, analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the Polish economy, and opportunities for companies abroad.

Eastern Partnership

Eastern Partnership (EaP) is the European Union's foreign policy pursued as part of its European Neighbourhood Policy and addressed to six states: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

Eastern policy

"Eastern policy is among the key dimensions of Poland’s foreign policy. (...). It is in Poland’s interest that nations of our eastern neighbourhood should enjoy independence and security (…) and that their right to the sovereign choice of a path of development, political system and alliances should be respected. Those that decide to opt for Europe and the West can count on Poland's unwavering assistance in achieving this aim." - Minister Jacek Czaputowicz.

Energy Policy

The energy sector is a key branch of any modern economy, directly affecting society’s development capabilities. International cooperation in this regard requires intensive action at EU level as well as synergy with Poland’s strategic partners.

Global security

In the 21st century, alongside traditional, invariably topical threats and armed conflicts, new challenges such as regional and global terrorism, cybersecurity and mass migration are increasingly becoming more relevant. Close interaction between countries within regional and global organisations, improved use of the existing and the application of new instruments, including legal ones, and cooperation with the private and NGO sectors is essential to address the whole spectrum of challenges, especially in Poland's immediate neighbourhood.

Human rights

Human rights are one of the most important priorities in contemporary international relations. They occupy a prominent place in Poland's legal system. The Constitution stresses the inviolability of human dignity and guarantees a number of personal, political, economic, and social and cultural freedoms and rights. Their observance is ensured by a number of institutions, including the Commissioner for Human Rights, the Ombudsman for Children, and independent courts and tribunals.

Poland in NATO

For almost 70 years, NATO has been the most important pillar of European security by providing a necessary link between Europe and North America in the political and defence sphere. With successive waves of enlargement, 29 countries are now members of the North Atlantic Alliance, while others actively seek accession to the Organisation.

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