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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

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Presidential front-runners fire up campaign

Both Andrzej Duda and Bronisław Komorowski, who went through to the second round of the presidential ballot following Sunday’s election, have started to heat up their respective campaigns to try

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PKW: voter turnout 14.61% by noon

The State Electoral Commission (PKW) has said that by noon, almost 15 percent of eligible voters had turned out to vote in the 10 May presidential elections. The election sees

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International observers in Poland for presidential election

About 100 international observers will follow the progress of Sunday’s presidential election, it has been confirmed. The foreign observers are from Denmark, Germany and Ukraine, according to Poland’s National Electoral

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Komorowski leads Flag Day celebrations

President Bronisław Komorowski presented national flags to several NGOs on Saturday as Poland marked Flag Day, the second of the annual three-day May break. “The Polish flag is a symbol

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Mattel apologises for ‘Nazi Poland’ blunder

American toy manufacturer Mattel apologised, Friday, for its ‘Apples for Apples’ card game in which there is mention of “Nazi Poland”. ‘Apples to Apples’ is a party game where people

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FBI chief regrets Poland comments

The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey, has commented on recent statements Poles contributed to the Holocaust, but no apologies were forthcoming. While visiting an FBI

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President announces air defence deal with US

The governments of Poland and the US will negotiate an agreement on the purchase by Poland of Patriot medium-range air/missile defence systems, President Bronislaw Komorowski announced Tuesday after talks with

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Jeb Bush plans Polish visit

Former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush, one of the Republican favourites in next year’s US presidential elections, is planning to visit Poland, Estonia and Germany in June. It will be

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Poll: Terrorist attack on Poland a ‘real’ threat

As many as 56 percent of Poles believe that a terrorist attack on Poland is “real” threat, while 55 percent also believe that Polish authorities are not well prepared to

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Stalking a serious problem in Poland

Stalking is becoming an ever-more serious problem, with the crime evolving with the times. In 2014, 13 victims of stalking tried to commit suicide. This was a significant increase over

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Sex slavery top reason for human traffic in Poland

Most of the people trafficked into Poland are individuals who will be sold for prostitution, according to a new report by police. In the as-yet-unpublished police report which was seen

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Polish government plans surveillance cameras in border zones

The Polish government is aiming to push through an amendment to the law concerning the national border guard, allowing for surveillance cameras to be installed in border zones. According to

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Marriages increasing in Poland

In 2014, 188,000 couples got married in Poland, over 7,000 more than in the previous year. Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) has released data related to love and marriages on

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Official: Presidential elections in May

Parliamentary Speaker Radosław Sikorski on Wednesday announced that 10 May 2015 will be the date for the first round of presidential elections in Poland. Sikorski said that he took the

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Polish ‚shock therapist’ Balcerowicz to help reform Ukraine

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has invited Polish economist Leszek Balcerowicz to help create a wide-ranging raft of reforms for the country. Balcerowicz, architect of the economic ‚shock therapy’ applied

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Russia claims Poland is manipulating WWII history

President Putin’s chief of staff, Sergei Ivanov, claimed on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz that Poland is attempting to manipulate the legacy of the Second World War.

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Amnesty Intl. says justice must be served over CIA black sites

Amnesty International has stated that countries linked to CIA tortures sites, including Poland, must act to ensure that justice is served, following the December release of a US Senate report

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Deal signed to save coal mines

The government signed a deal with trade unionists on Saturday evening that is designed to save four coal mines from being liquidated, likewise the jobs of up to 5000 workers.