Ukrainian tanks, Poland’s future, presidential tea

The President tweeted this photo with the (translated) caption: After returning from #NATOSummit in Brussels, I had nice guests in the office. Tourists from Taiwan and Singapore visited the Presidential Palace ... and me. -@AndrzejDuda
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Poland looking at Ukrainian modernization package for T-72 tanks
UNIAN (Ukraine)

Poland’s Armament Inspectorate is looking to upgrade its tanks and delegates from the Ministry of Defense recently visited the Honcharívske test range in Ukraine to see a demonstration of the T-72AMT main battle tank. The plan is to upgrade existing second-line tanks and Poland is conducting a market analysis but Ukraine’s version has a good chance of winning the bid.  

Poland is Europe’s future — but which one?

Matthew Kaminski, executive editor of POLITICO‘s European edition, writes about a multifaceted Poland with youthful optimism and economic success stories, political quarrels with neighboring countries, the migrant and refugee problem, and the disconnect between open economies and closed politics.

Cancer-curing Marie Curie voted the most influential woman in history
The Jakarta Post

Readers of BBC History magazine ranked Marie Curie at the top of a list of 100 women who changed the world. The Polish-born scientist was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes and was recognised for her research into radioactivity.

Polish president invites tourists from Singapore and Taiwan for tea at Presidential Palace
Asia One

Four tourists were invited to have tea with the president of Poland, Mr. Andrzej Duda at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw last month. The President took a Singaporean senior medical technologist and his Polish fiance, an English teacher in Singapore, and a couple from Taiwan on a tour of the palace and chatted in English over tea and cakes.

Photo exhibit documents revival of Polish Jewish life
The Washington Post

American photographer Chuck Fishman showcased his photos at a new exhibition titled “Re-Generation: Jewish Life in Poland” at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. Fishman documented Poland’s Jews in the 1970s and 1980s to record their history before the community disappeared completely and most of the photos on display now had never been published in print.

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Written by: Monica Zielinski