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Expert seminar “Pedestrian border crossings 2016”

An expert seminar was held in the Foundation to discuss development of pedestrian border crossings and cyclist-pedestrian lanes on existing border crossing points (BCPs), on Poland’s eastern border, being EU external border, especially on its Polish-Ukrainian segment.

New edition of of the Visa-free Europe Coalition Newsletter

New number of Newsletter contains most recent information on visa facilitation and liberalisation processes between the EU and its eastern neighbours. To subscribe to the Newsletter, send e-mail to: [PDF 164 KB]

Polish NGOs working abroad state their opposition to the Polish government’s rejection of European Commission migrations quotas

The Batory Foundation together with its peers from a coalition of Polish NGOs working abroad [Grupa Zagranica] issued a statement [PDF 376 KB] expressing strong opposition to the stance that the Polish government has taken on the issue of rejecting the European Commission’s plan to introduce mandatory quotas for migrants to be taken in by EU member states under the relocation and resettlement programme.Grupa Zagranica have stated that all member states, including Poland have a moral and legal obligation to take action and assume responsibility to take in refugees from Syria, Eritrea, North African countries, the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.

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EU policy towards Belarus: time for another reset?

We kindly invite you to the debateon the perspectives of EU-Belarus relations in the face of the new geopolitical situation in the region which will take place on the 7th of September on the premises of Stefan Batory Foundation with the following speakers:  Anna Maria Dyner (Analyst, Polish Institute of International Affairs), Jörg Forbrig (Transatlantic Fellow, Director, Fund for Belarus Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Berlin Office) and Yaraslau Kryvoi (Director, Ostrogorski Centre; Editor-in-Chief, “Belarus Digest”).

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Recommendations for changes in the European Neighbourhood Policy

The Batory Foundation and the Warsaw office of Friedrich Ebert Foundation have prepared recommendations [PDF 245 KB] on the modification of the Eastern Partnership. They were written in the framework of public consultation announced by the European Commission on the revision of the European Neighbourhood Policy which lasted until June 30. The recommendations elaborated by Grzegorz Gromadzki (Batory Foundation) and Bastian Sendhardt (Friedrich Ebert Foundation) were discussed during the expert meeting on June 25 in Warsaw with participation of diplomats from embassies of Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Ukraine, the European Commission Representation in Poland and experts from New Eastern Europe and Polish Institute of International Affairs.