Poland to set up research institute for Three Seas Initiative
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland’s government plans to establish a state-run research institute focusing on a strategic region in Europe between the Baltic, Black and Adriatic Seas, a news agency reported on Friday.
The Polish Prime Minister's Office in Warsaw. Photo: KPRM/Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Poland and Croatia in 2015 launched a regional drive called the Three Seas Initiative to boost infrastructure, energy and economic cooperation as well as political ties among 12 European countries.
The new Polish research centre, tentatively named as the Central Europe Institute, will provide strategic research to support government policy related to other Three Seas Initiative countries, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported, citing the Prime Minister’s Office in Warsaw.
The new institute will also aim to ensure that Three Seas Initiative policies are fully in line with Poland’s strategic national interests, IAR reported.
The government plans to approve legislation later this year to set up the Central Europe Institute, according to IAR.
The Three Seas Initiative brings together Poland, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary.