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Donbas evacuees in Poland

Dozens of families of Polish descent have arrived in Poland as part of a mission to evacuate them from eastern Ukraine. Despite a couple of weeks of delay, the mission

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Poland handed another extradition request for Roman Polanski

The Paris-born director has been fighting extradition charges over a 1977 statutory rape case in the US. The request was filed with the prosecutor’s office in Krakow, where Polanski is

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Doctors considering nationwide strike

The National Union of Doctors (OZZL) has said that it is considering protesting the failure of recent negotiations with the Health Ministry. In a joint press conference with the Polish

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Minimum wage up in 2015

From 1 January the minimum wage in Poland has been increased to PLN 1,750 (around EUR 400) gross. The decision to raise the minimum wage was rubberstamped by the Council

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Poles take over leadership of NATO commandos

Polish soldiers have taken over the revolving leadership of the commando special forces within NATO. The move is seen as a success for members the Polish military, who had to

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Firefighters: This has been the busiest Christmas season

With 15 people killed and 37 injured in 654 fires over Christmas Eve and Christmas day, the State Fire Service of Poland has said that these were the most tragic

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Poles getting ready for Wigilia Dinner

Preparations are well underway for the Wigilia dinner which traditionally starts after the first star appears in the sky Christmas Eve, Wigilia, in Poland is one of the most important

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Poland urges US to go further with Cuban thaw

Poland’s foreign ministry has congratulated the US on its renewal of diplomatic relations with Cuba, encouraging Washington to go further by lifting a long-standing embargo. ”We hope that the next

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US Ambassador: ‘we had wrong approach’

The US Ambassador to Poland has commented on the recent Senate report on the CIA by saying that America had a “wrong approach” following the 9/11 attacks, although highlighting that

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Kwasniewski: Poland cooperated with US on CIA sites

Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski has said that Poland was asked to provide a “quiet location” for interrogating suspects following the September 11 attacks. This is a U-turn for Kwasniewski

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Obama and Kopacz discuss alleged CIA prisons in Poland

US President Barack Obama called Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz prior to the publication of a US Senate report on alleged secret CIA prisons worldwide. The report may name Poland

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Poland marks International AIDS day

Several health and social organisations in Poland marked the International AIDS day on Monday. According to the National Institute of Public Health, in September there were nine AIDS infections and

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US troops to remain in Poland

A significant US military presence will remain in Poland and other Baltic as tensions with Russia remain, a leading military leader said on Sunday. The countries of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia

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Ukrainian President to visit Poland

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced that he will visit Warsaw in mid-December. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski also stated that he will embark on a reciprocal visit to Ukraine in

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Computer glitch hampering local election vote count

A computer glitch is continuing to hamper the vote count following Sunday’s local elections in Poland. Lodz Poland’s National Electoral Commission (PKW) had claimed on Tuesday morning that the problem

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Rising opposition to single currency in Poland

According to a new poll, seven-in-ten Poles are opposed to ditching the zloty and adopting the euro, fearing rising prices and a loss of sovereignty over the currency. The CBOS

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Independence Day – most popular national holiday

One third of Poles see their Independence Day, celebrated on 11 November, as the most important national holiday. The holiday marks the anniversary of Poland regaining independence in 1918, after

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Poland getting richer

Poland has climbed to 31st position in the 2014 World Prosperity Index, with Norway top and Central African Republic languishing in last place. A year ago Poland was 34th in

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Growing number of Poles online

Close to eight out of ten Polish households now use computers and internet access for shopping, chat and other services, according to a new survey. Almost 10 million Polish households,