|Author (Person)||Bieliszczuk, Bartosz|
|Publisher||Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)|
|Series Title||PISM Bulletin|
|Series Details||No. 46, May 2017|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
The Polish Institute of International Affairs is an analytical institution established by an act of Parliament in 1996 to carry out research and provide expertise in international affairs. PISM disseminates information on contemporary international issues and maintains contacts with academic and political centres in Poland and abroad. The Institute runs courses for public servants, maintains a library (open to the public; 165,000 books and journals), organises conferences, and publishes books, periodicals and documents on Polish foreign policy and international matters.
The funding for PISM comes from the budget. The director is appointed by the prime minister for a term of five years, following consultation with the minister of foreign affairs. The minister supervises the Institute and appoints its advisory council, which includes a representative of the President of the Republic of Poland, academics and officials.In the Baltic Sea region, the liquefied natural gas market has developed dynamically and new methods of LNG transport and use have stimulated infrastructure investments. Poland would compete on this market with other regional gas-importing countries and with Russia, which has been developing its own LNG potential. Once the LNG terminal expansion in Poland is complete, additional volumes of natural gas could be sold to new clients needing small-scale LNG supplies and in the transport sector.
|Countries / Regions||Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia|