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US president arrives in Warsaw

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Warsaw to take part in the Freedom Day celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of Poland’s first partly-free elections of June 4, 1989 that

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Thanksgiving mass for Pope John Paul II’s canonisation

Pope John Paul II could be described as the patron of our freedom, Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said during a thanksgiving mass for the pope’s canonisation and 25

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Poland buries last communist-era leader

Family members and dignitaries attended funeral services dedicated to General Wojciech Jaruzelski, Friday, with a guest list that included Lech Walesa, his main opponent throughout the 1980s. Jaruzelski, who died

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US president to take part in presentation of Solidarity Award – Sikorski

US President Barack Obama will take part in a ceremony of presenting the Solidarity Award in Warsaw on June 3, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has announced.  „I have a

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Artists protest Rolling Stones gig in Warsaw that was never scheduled

A group of Polish artists have protested against an invitation to the Rolling Stones to play Warsaw at a fall of communism anniversary gig in Poland on 4 June, which

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Passenger traffic down y/y at Warsaw airport in February

Passenger traffic at the Warsaw international airport fell 5.8 percent year-on-year in February 2014 to over 623,000, Chopin airport spokesman Przemyslaw Przybylski said.  „The number of passengers in February 2014

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President refers law on dangerous criminals to tribunal

President Bronislaw Komorowski sent the law ordaining closed medical treatment for prison-released persons with mental disorders or placing them under police supervision to the Constitutional Tribunal.  The president signed the

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Round Table helped Poland regain freedom – Komorowski

President Bronislaw Komorowski, history professors and political writers took part in a debate on the importance of the 1989 Round Table talks for Polish modern history held in the Presidential

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US secretary of defense Chuck Hagel in Warsaw

„The security of Poland and of this part of Europe in the 21st century hinges on support from and presence of the United States,” said defense minister Tomasz Siemoniak after

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Polish president signs 2014 budget bill into law

President Bronislaw Komorowski on Wednesday signed the 2014 budget, the presidential chancellery announced on its official website.  In tune with the law expenses are to reach PLN 325.28 billion, revenues

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Polish First lady meets female ambassadors and ambassadors’ spouses

2014 will be a special year for Poland as it will mark the 10th anniversary of joining the EU and the 25th anniversary of first partially free elections, Poland’s First

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Christmas Aid Orchestra collects for child rescue, eldercare

The Grand Christmas Aid Orchestra (WOSP) charity foundation collected funds for child rescue and eldercare equipment at its 22nd Grand Final on Sunday. According to WOSP head Jurek Owsiak, WOSP

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Polish, Russian foreign ministers discuss bilateral issues

Polish and Russian Foreign Ministers Radoslaw Sikorski and Sergei Lavrov in Warsaw on Thursday discussed cross-border traffic, liberalisation of visa regulations and the return of the wreckage of the Polish