On the 26th of August, Washington sanctioned dozens of Chinese individuals and defence firms over their contribution to China’s controversial island-building campaign in the disputed South China Sea and coercion against Southeast Asian claimant states.
Undoubtedly, the topic that currently dominates the public debate in Poland in terms of foreign policy is Belarus. The unprecedented protests, which have spread not only to the capital city of Minsk, but also to smaller towns in the countryside, and the scale of these protests – Belarus has not been a witness of such events till date.
In an interview published by the official newspaper of the Russian Ministry of Defense, representatives of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation warn potential enemies of Russia that any ballistic missile launched towards Russian territory will be treated as a nuclear attack, regardless of the load it actually carries.
On July 16, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the European Commission’s (EC) decision on the adequacy of protection provided by the EU-US Privacy Shield. In its judgment in case C-311/18, the CJEU indirectly concluded that the US does not ensure a European level of privacy of personal data, belonging to European Union citizens.
The presidential election, held in Poland in May and July 2020, should be seen primarily through the prism of a major triumph of democracy. The election was attended by mobilized crowds of citizens in Poland and abroad, representing all electorates.