Japanese ties, Mick Jagger, mugged bird, US soldiers
Poland Today compiled this week’s news from around the world about Poland.
Diplomatic meeting between Poland and Japan
Asahi Shimbun, Japan
The foreign ministers of Japan and Poland met to discuss global security, trade, business, science, and clean energy. Next year marks the 100th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Japan and Poland.
Mick Jagger comments on Polish judicial system overhaul
Seattle Times, USA
After commenting on judicial changes in Poland at a Warsaw concert, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones received a letter from Lech Walesa, a “Polish democracy icon,” asking him to make a gesture of support for Poland’s judges and Poland’s rule of law.
A bird from Poland is “mugged” in Sudan
Citizen Reporter, Kenya
A tracker was placed on a white stork in Poland to study its migration patterns. The bird traveled about 6,000 kilometers before its tracking signal was lost in the Blue Nile Valley of eastern Sudan. This was because an unknown individual stole the tracker from the bird and then used the tracker’s sim card in their own phone to make 20 hours’ worth of calls (a phone bill worth $2,700).
Poland establishes a new trade office in Azerbaijan
Poland will open a trade office in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, as part of the Polish Trade and Investment Agency. The Polish foreign minister cited Azerbaijan’s importance to Poland in the sectors of economics and business in the South Caucasus region. Poland aims to increase cooperation between the two nations, which will hopefully result in further growth down the line.
Poland hopes to gain increased US military presence
Al Jazeera, Qatar
Poland stands in support of US President Donald Trump’s call for increased military spending. Poland hopes that a US military presence will provide stronger defense against Russia’s “bold and dangerous posture towards Europe.”