Dear User,
On May 25, 2018, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016 (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with information about the processing of personal data on the PolskieRadio.pl website.
1.The Data Administrator is Polish Radio S.A., based at 77/85 Niepodległości Ave., 00-977, Warsaw.
2.On issues regarding your data, please contact the Data Protection Officer, e-mail: iod@polskieradio.pl, tel. 22 645 34 03.
3.Personal data may be processed for marketing purposes based on consent.
4.Personal data may be shared solely for the purpose of proper implementation of services defined in the privacy policy.
5.Personal data will not be transferred outside the European Economic Area or to an international organisation.
6.Personal data will be stored for 5 years after an account is deactivated, in accordance with the law.
7.You have the right to access your personal data, correct it, to have it moved or deleted, or to limit its processing.
8.You have the right to object to further processing, and in the case of voicing consent to the processing of personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent. The exercise of the right to withdraw consent does not affect any processing that has already taken place.
9.You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
10.Polish Radio S.A. declares that no automated decisions are made when personal data is processed, and that profiling is not used.
For more information on this subject, please read our personal data and privacy policy.
English Section

Poland will help Finland, Sweden if they are attacked before joining NATO: PM

19.05.2022 21:45
Poland's prime minister on Thursday said his country would come to the aid of Finland and Sweden if the two Nordic countries were attacked by Russia before securing NATO membership.
Polands Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki addresses the Strategic Ark international conference in Warsaw, on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki addresses the Strategic Ark international conference in Warsaw, on Thursday, May 19, 2022. KPRM/Krystian Maj

Mateusz Morawiecki made the statement after Finland and Sweden formally asked to join NATO, submitting their applications at the Western military alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium a day earlier.

Speaking during a conference in Warsaw on Thursday, Morawiecki said: “I consider the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO as an important sign of strengthening security in Europe, and a serious defeat for the Kremlin.

‘Poland will come to their aid'

He added: “I want to make it clear that in the event of an attack on Sweden and Finland during their accession process, Poland will come to their aid.”

‘United we are much stronger than Russia’

Morawiecki told the Strategy Ark conference in the Polish capital that “Russia can only be deterred by our unity, military capabilities and hard sanctions."

"United we are much stronger than Russia,” he declared.

He added: “Putin is not the madman that some claim him to be. He knows that the only way to defeat the West is to divide it. Therefore, as a counteroffensive, we must build a new unity.”

‘Permanent allied bases should be established' on NATO's eastern flank

Morawiecki also told the Warsaw gathering that “permanent allied bases should be established" in countries on the eastern flank on NATO.

“Poland is ready to build such bases, which would station light troops on a permanent basis,” he said.

President, top ministers to discuss Ukraine war on Thursday

Meanwhile, President Andrzej Duda has announced plans to convene with Morawiecki and senior government ministers to discuss the Ukraine war later in the day, state news agency PAP reported. 

Duda wants to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine, Polish support for the eastern neighbour and cooperation with allies, including Sweden's and Finland’s bids to join the NATO alliance, presidential aides told reporters.

Thursday is day 85 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


Source: PAPbbn.gov.pl, YouTube

Click on the audio player above for a report by Radio Poland's Michał Owczarek.