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Violent storms hit Poland

Violent storms swept across Poland during the weekend, damaging roofs, delaying trains and flooding buildings. Firefighters were called out 1,392 times on Sunday to deal with the aftermath of torrential

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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin met with Polish Senator Anna Maria Anders

Washinton, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met June 21 with Senator Anna Maria Anders of Poland in his Capitol office to discuss the relationship between the United States

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Polish activist announces hunger strike over constitutional crisis

One of the founders of Polish NGO the Committee for the Defence of Democracy (KOD) is to carry out a hunger strike in response to the prime minister’s refusal to

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Kaczyński dismisses court ruling as ‘private’ opinion of certain people

Head of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party Jarosław Kaczyński has dismissed a ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal as the “private” opinion of “a certain group of people”, reaffirming that

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Poland among world’s top 20 tourist destinations

It is the 18th most favored country to visit across the globe, the Polish Tourist Organisation (POT) reveals.  Over the first three quarters of 2015, the number of tourists staying at larger

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Poland second most supportive of free speech worldwide

A new study reveals that Poland is second to the US in terms of freedom of speech on a global scale. Poland scored 5.66 on the Free Expression Index by

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PiS announces new cabinet

The Law and Justice (PiS) party which won the 25 October general election has announced the names of its ministers. In a press conference on Monday, PiS head Jarosław Kaczyński

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Conservatives command majority in Polish Parliament

The conservative Law and Justice (PiS), which was in opposition for the last eight years, won 235 seats in the 460-seat lower house of Parliament, giving it a majority in

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First refugees to arrive in Poland in early 2016?

The Polish ministries of Internal and Foreign Affairs have said that Poland will not start receiving refugees before early 2016, as part of an EU program to resettle 200,000 asylum

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91% of Poles use mobile phones

Mobile-phone penetration in Poland is among the highest in Europe, with around 91 percent of Poles using such a device on a regular basis. Of these, 41 percent own classic-style

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PM Kopacz: Poland is much safer now than it was 8 years ago

The threat to national security has decreased significantly over the past decade, said Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz. “In every dimension, Poland is now safer than it was eight years

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Left launches secularism in Polish schools campaign

Under the slogan “build schools, tax priests ” the United Left (ZL) party has launched a campaign for secularism in Polish schools. The leftist coalition wants the removal of religion

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Polish defence minister concurs with president on NATO presence

Defence minister Tomasz Siemoniak echoed President Andrzej Duda’s calls for a consolidated NATO presence in Poland as the pair oversaw the change of command of NATO’s Multinational Corps Northeast in

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Poland braces for record temperatures

Temperatures are set to hit 37 degrees Celsius on Saturday in Poland – the highest ever recorded, with electricity infrastructure and trains likely to be affected. Some areas around Poland

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Belka plays up Poland’s ‘green island’ status

Central bank governor Marek Belka told MPs on Wednesday that the złoty is in “good shape”, with inflation low and “a strong banking system”. In his annual update to the

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Kulczyk heads list of richest Poles

With a net value of around PLN 16 billion (EUR 3.84 bln) serial entrepreneur Jan Kulczyk is once again Poland’s richest individual. Kulczyk has regularly topped the list published yearly

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Prosecutors launch investigation into leaked documents

Polish authorities are looking into the source of a leak on Monday of sensitive documents related to the so-called “tape affair”. The leak diminishes the importance of the institutions of

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Attorney General under microscope in tender probe

The Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) is in the process of inspecting documents at the office of the Attorney General in connection with tenders for computer equipment. Responding to speculation in

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President-elect Andrzej Duda receives act confirming victory

Wojciech Hermeliński, chairman of Poland’s National Electoral Commission, passed over the documentation to Duda during a ceremony at the former royal palace of Wilanów, Warsaw. The president-elect stressed that his