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PI Alert
22:56
29.08.2019

Trump cancelled his trip to Poland

The U.S. President Donald Trump has cancelled his trip to Poland that was expected to start on September 1, 2019, in the morning. Trump said he was cancelling the trip due to the hurricane Dorian approaching Florida coasts. Instead of the President, the Vice-President Mike Pence will travel to Warsaw for the anniversary of the beginning of the World War II. It is uncertain if other elements of the visit, including planned defence and technology agreements, will be upheld.

PI Alert
16:52
26.08.2019

Szczerski resigns as a candidate to the Commission

The president's advisor Krzysztof Szczerski has decided to resign as a candidate to the European Commission, according to RMF24. He has also suggested that he could be replaced by Janusz Wojciechowski, a former PSL and PiS MEP, who is currently at the European Court of Auditors. Szczerski made the decision after a discussion with the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, who informally offered Poland the agriculture portfolio in the new Commission. If Poland does nominate Wojciechowski, then his candidacy will have to be approved first by von der Leyen, and then by the European Parliament.

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