Polish authorities met with football governing bodies FIFA and UEFA on Friday to settle a dispute that threatened to jeopardise Poland's involvement in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers as well as its role as co-host of Euro 2012.
FIFA lifted the suspension threat hanging on Poland after authorities there confirmed they would restore the sacked management of the country's football federation. The suspension would have resulted in Poland not being able to host Euro 2012.
Europe's football governing body UEFA joined its world counterpart FIFA in urging Poland to reinstate its football association, warning Polish authorities that they risked being stripped of the right to co-host Euro 2012 with Ukraine.
In this edition: the 2012 European Football Championship in Ukraine and Poland, Latvia's need for gas still dependent on Moscow and the European Humanities University in Belarus forced out of the country in 2004 by the nation's autocratic president.
Poland and the United States signed a missile defense deal on Wednesday. Against the backdrop of the Georgian-Russian conflict, is this move directed against Moscow? And how serious are Moscow's threats towards the West?
The United States and Poland signed a US missile shield deal Wednesday, intended to ward off an Iranian or North Korean attack. Russia has protested vociferously against the deal, which would base 10 US interceptor missiles in Poland.
As US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Poland to sign a controversial missile shield deal, Poland's President Lech Kaczynski said his country would not give in to Russian pressure over its deal with Washington.