Two Baltic leaders echoed calls from Poland and Estonia for a more aggressive U.S. stance toward Russia, as Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up a two-day trip to countries on the front line of Ukrainian turmoil.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Poland and Lithuania early next week for talks with key allies on the front lines of an increasingly tense standoff with Russia over Ukraine, according to the White House.
Poland’s planned revamp of privately managed pension funds is “necessary for financial safety,” President Bronislaw Komorowski said, signaling that he will sign the bill into law if approved by lawmakers.
Poland’s acting President Bronislaw Komorowski can’t rely on winning the July 4 second round vote after his party garnered a narrower victory than polls had indicated in the first round, said Andrzej Olszewski of pollster TNS OBOP .
Ukraine’s opposition vowed to keep up street protests against President Viktor Yanukovych after he sought to calm anger at a $15 billion Russian bailout by pledging to raise wages before his 2015 re-election bid.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski ’s foes say his election as Poland’s president would slow efforts to cut the budget deficit. The bigger impediment may be parliamentary elections next year that will keep lawmakers from acting regardless of who wins the presidency, economists say.