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Fearing ‘Polexit’, Poles join mass pro-EU rallies (Al Jazeera)

More than 100,000 Poles have rallied in support of European Union membership after a controversial court ruling raised concerns the country could eventually leave the bloc.

Protest organisers said demonstrations took place in more than 100 Polish towns and cities on Sunday, and several cities abroad.

Fearing ‘Polexit’, Poles join mass pro-EU rallies | European Union News | Al Jazeera

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Poland Russia

Polish commander points to Zapad drill as Russian effort to ‘regain the stage as a global power’ (Jaroslaw Adamowski, Defense News)

A Polish commander has said Russia’s Zapad 2021 military drill with Belarus featured a wide range of hybrid warfare tools that Moscow is using to advance its regional influence.

Speaking during a panel at the Warsaw Security Forum on Wednesday, Lt. Gen. Tomasz Piotrowski, who leads Poland’s Armed Forces Operational Command, said the exercise enabled Moscow to test offensive measures against the alliance’s Eastern European members.

Polish commander points to Zapad drill as Russian effort to ‘regain the stage as a global power’ (defensenews.com)

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Poland calls for enhanced EU-NATO cooperation amid Russian buildup (Jaroslaw Adamowski, Defense News)

Poland hopes that a bolstered cooperation between the European Union and NATO, combined with the alliance’s further enlargement, could spur a more robust approach to Moscow, according to senior Polish defense officials.

Speaking at the the Warsaw Security Forum, an event organized by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation think tank, Polish President Andrzej Duda said Oct. 5 that closer ties between NATO and the EU are required to combat Russia’s military-driven expansionism.

Poland calls for enhanced EU-NATO cooperation amid Russian buildup (defensenews.com)