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Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans has urged Poland to formulate its full proposal to solve the dispute over the rule of law by mid-May, as previous concessions are considered as insufficient. EURACTIV Poland reports. Poland's rule of law was one of the main topics of the Luxembourg meeting ...
VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University's Department of History is launching its first ever study abroad program with a trip to Poland July 8-28. The tour will be centered in Poland's capital, Warsaw, and a major Baltic port, Gdansk (once called Danzig). Produced in partnership with the University of Gdansk, ...

“There is no doubt that there were many Poles who fought the Nazi regime, but we cannot deny that Poland and Poles had a hand in the extermination,” Rivlin said during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda prior to the two men leading the two-mile march from the Auschwitz barracks to ...
Eight million Polish motorists are over 50 and the number of drivers in this age group is expected to increase, according to Polish Radio's IAR news agency. A study by Poland's Motor Transport Institute found that older drivers most often complain of problems with their sight and concentration. The ministry ...
The Great shipyards of GdaŃsk on the Baltic gave birth to the Solidarity trade union movement in Poland in 1980. Despite its banning and the systematic state persecution of its members, by June 1989 the movement had triumphed over the Soviet-backed Polish United Workers' Party (PZPR) in the first ...
A total of 44,908 housing units were completed nationwide between the start of January and the end of March, the office said. It added that the number of dwellings under construction also increased in the first quarter of this year compared with the first three months of last year. According to real estate ...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — People in Warsaw pinned paper daffodils to their clothes as the Polish capital began a day of commemorations Thursday on the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Sirens will wail, church bells will toll and newscasters on TV, politicians and regular citizens are ...
After WWII, Poland fell into the Soviet orbit. Many Polish soldiers refused to return to their now communist-run homeland. Maczek—stripped of his Polish citizenship—was one of those choosing to settle in Scotland, as did Jan Tomasik, formerly a sergeant in Macek's division. Like all Polish war veterans in ...
Poland violated EU law by ordering large-scale logging in one of Europe's oldest woodlands, the Bialowieza forest, the European Court of Justice has ruled. Bialowieza forest has been designated a Unesco World Heritage site and is home to Europe's largest herd of nearly extinct bison. But Poland argued ...
A new project to reduce the amount of food that is thrown away in Poland has been announced by the country's environment ministry. ... Around 9 million tonnes of food is wasted across Poland every year, according to European Commission data from 2006, cited by the Polish environment ministry.
Tuesday marks the 78th anniversary of the start of a Soviet campaign to eliminate Poland's elites, which came to be known as the Katyn massacre. A monument to the victims of the Katyń massacre, located in Poland's Świętokrzyskie mountains. Photo: Goku122/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).
Poland has acquired the Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical unmanned aircraft system (STUAS). A USD11.4 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) contract for one system was awarded to the Boeing subsidiary by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 30 March. The system comprises an undisclosed ...
Nokia SVP Europe, Global Enterprise and Public Sector, Matthieu Bourguignon said “building the railway communications network is a key part” of Poland's larger-scale digitalization plans. “Based on our expertise as market leader in GSM-R and critical communications networks, our unparalleled ...
Foreigners spending billions in Poland: stats office ... Foreigners bought PLN 41.5 billion (EUR 9.9 bn, USD 12.1 bn) worth of goods and services in Poland last year, according to official statistics. ... This marked an increase of 6.2 percent from 2016, Poland's Central Statistical Office (GUS) has reported.
The justices' replacements will be appointed by the National Judicial Council, whose members – following reforms – are now mainly elected by parliament, weakening the body's independence. Additionally, Poland's government has created a new “extraordinary appeal” chamber within the Supreme Court, ...
Papierz, who will formally work as an undersecretary of state at the foreign ministry in Warsaw, was previously Poland's consul-general in Istanbul, Turkey. From 2007 to 2010, he served as the country's ambassador to Bulgaria. After the latest reshuffle, the Polish foreign ministry employs one secretary of ...
More than 4,000 households were left without electricity after strong winds downed power lines in Poland between Sunday night and Monday morning. ... Most of the call-outs were in the southern Lower Silesia region, the central-western Wielkopolska region and the Pomorze region in the north of Poland.

In 2015, average monthly disposable income per person in Poland was PLN 1,386. The Polish zloty (PLN) trades at around 4.25 to the euro and 3.45 to the dollar. The statistics office defines disposable income as total personal income less taxes and social security and state health insurance contributions.
The bill, announced by Polish Deputy Justice Minister Patryk Jaki last year, would see compensation paid out to people whose real estate was confiscated by Poland's communist regime. Under the bill, claimants would be entitled to cash payments worth 20 percent or bonds worth 25 percent of the value of ...
The first Patriot systems are expected to reach Poland in 2022, and further ones in 2024. The contract was formally signed by Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak in a ceremony in Warsaw attended by President Andrzej Duda, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the US ambassador to Poland, ...
Meanwhile, Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland's ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party told wPolityce.pl that his country's "compromise" with Brussels over the "reform of the judiciary" came at a “considerable” price. He also agreed with a reporter that Poland was paying a “bitter” price for making ...
Located in the city of Mielec is Poland's so-called Aviation Valley. It's been the centre of Poland's aircraft production for more than 80 years. The company by the same name has been bought by Lockheed-Martin's Sikorsky subsidiary, combining Polish and American knowhow. With about 1800 employees, ...
The Polish national football squad has lost 0-1 to Nigeria in a friendly match at the Municipal Stadium in Wrocław, south-western Poland. Poles Robert Lewandowski (Left) and Dawid Kownacki (Centre) as well as Nigeria's William Ekong (Right) during a friendly match at the Municipal Stadium in Wrocław, ...
Jacek Czaputowicz was speaking after the country's ruling conservatives on Thursday signalled they would accommodate some of the EU executive's recommendations over sweeping changes to the court system in Poland. Czaputowicz told public Polish Radio 1 on Friday that a new piece of legislation ...
Major street protests against government plans to tighten abortion laws were expected on Friday in Poland as the Council of Europe warned the new legislation ran counter to Warsaw's human rights commitments. Demonstrations were to kick off during the afternoon in the capital and other cities with ...
In Warsaw on Friday, people held banners that read “Free choice” and “A woman is a human being”, and chanted slogans demanding reproductive freedom. Poland has one of the strictest abortion laws in Europe. The procedure is allowed only if the life of the foetus is at risk, there is a grave threat to the ...
Poland has accused the European Union of "double standards" in its treatment of member states, a day after Brussels rejected Warsaw's defence of its court reforms that critics say threaten democracy. The EU has threatened to take punitive action that could include stripping Poland of its voting rights if ...
The average gross monthly wage in Poland rose 6.8% year on year in February to PLN 4,599 (EUR 1,090, USD 1,345), the Central Statistical Office said on Friday. Photo: Pixabay.com/Arcaion/CC0 Creative Commons. The figures are for companies with more than nine employees. Meanwhile, the number ...
Poland's renowned Arabian horse show will be moved this year from its home in eastern Poland to Warsaw for ceremonies marking 100 years of the nation's independence, authorities said Friday. The show is traditionally held at the Janow Podlaski breeding farm and precedes an auction of horses there, ...
Accordingly, Poland's startups are applying out-of-the-box thinking and emerging technologies, to planet-wide problems – from medical and education challenges to climate change – and they're coming up with meaningful solutions. Whether reimagining transport through magnetically levitated high-speed ...
That close, deferential devotion to mimicking the original SNL also speaks to the underdog ethos running throughout Poland's pop culture. In the last decade, the country's most popular shows have all largely been homegrown versions of international reality franchises: The X Factor, Poland's Got Talent, ...
Poland's deputy justice minister has accused the Irish High Court of engaging in “political games” and left open whether Warsaw will accept European court guidance over a controversial European Arrest Warrant (EAW) request for a Polish national. Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly's decision to seek guidance ...
U.S. authorities are moving ahead with Poland's request to extradite a 99-year-old Minnesota man to be tried on allegations he was involved in a World War II massacre of civilians, Polish prosecutors said Thursday. Polish authorities issued an arrest warrant last year after opening a case following a series ...
The Holy Family Seniors Group will meet on March 19 at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Family Parish Hall, located at 2729 Center Road in Poland. Lunch will be served at noon followed by Bingo and card games. The cost of lunch is $4 and the group does not have hostesses this month to help with dessert and set-up.
The extradition case that has raised fundamental questions about the rule of law in Poland, and how it affects the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) system, comes back before Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly today. The judge is to address some questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg, which oversees the ...
In this June 19, 2013 photo, a woman stands near a mass grave and a monument in the village of Chlaniow, Poland, that holds the bodies of Poles killed in a 1944 attack on the village by the Nazi SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion. The Associated Press has uncovered testimony that says Michael ...
We reminded the delegation of the close collaboration between our institutions — the House of Representatives and the Sejm and Senate of Poland — to put an effective and modern Parliament in place after the fall of communism. This progress and commitment to democratic norms made Poland not only ...
Poland's President Andrzej Duda, left, greets Germany's new Foreign Minister Heiko Maas making his second foreign trip for talks on bilateral ties and on the future of the European Union, at the Presidential Palace in... (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) More ...
While the Irish celebrate their national day on March 17, some of the events are already under way in Poland as part of an annual festival. Irish Ambassador Gerard Keown, in his remarks to open the St. Patrick's Festival in Poland, said that St. Patrick's is a day when everyone can feel Irish. He also said that ...
This threatens to undermine Poland's democracy and legal system — and it will have significant impact outside it, too. Last week, the ruling party dismissed the majority of the National Council of the Judiciary, the body responsible for appointing judges across the country, despite constitutional guarantees ...
Other recent changes to the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court or other courts have plunged the country into a political crisis. EU leaders have condemned what they see as an assault on judicial independence and equality and have triggered Article 7, which could divest Poland of its voting rights in ...
Polish President Andrzej Duda has apologised to Jews driven out of the country by the communist authorities in 1968. Poland regretted the "shameful act", he said, paying tribute to thousands of Jews who were forced out. During his speech some protesters shouted "hypocrite" and "shame", local media ...
"Regardless of their age, regardless of their professional position up to now, we want to provide them with financial conditions… so that they carry out their ground-breaking scientific discoveries and research in Poland," said Gowin. Scientists deciding to return to their home country as part of the "Polish ...
Down three and five seconds left on the clock, Poland's Braeden O'Shaughnessy dribbled the ball up the court and eventually pulled up for a 3-pointer. But the ball faded slightly to the right and bounced off the rim. The Lakeview boys basketball team held on to win a district semifinal 56-53 on Wednesday ...
St. Thomas senior Erin Engstran is spending her spring in Warsaw, Poland interning for the U.S. State Department before coming home for commencement in May. Engstran, who wants to pursue a career in foreign affairs, applied two times for the competitive State Department internship before she was ...
... had instructions on how to build a bomb and images of sites that could be targeted. Mourad T. is to appear before a district court in Katowice, southern Poland, Niezalezna.pl reported. The charges against Mourad T. mark the first Polish case regarding someone suspected of being directly involved in ISIS.
Needless to say, Russia's recent aggressiveness in Eastern Europe has put many Poles on edge. Adding to their unease have been worries over the reliability of Poland's principal security partners: NATO and the United States. At times, both have appeared either slow or unprepared to counter Russia's ...
In the decades since, Poland has rebuilt and regrown. But the memory of its six-year Nazi occupation still stings—and for years, a spat over whether Germany owes reparations for its actions toward Poland during World War II has threatened diplomatic relations between the two countries. In March 2018 the ...
Poland cracks down on poor-quality heating fuel. PR dla Zagranicy. Paweł Kononczuk 06.03.2018 15:59 ... According to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), out of the 50 European cities most affected by smog, 33 are in Poland. The WHO estimates that around 50,000 Poles die every year due to illness ...
Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party took its first step on Tuesday toward taking control of the country's top judicial body. The PiS-controlled lower house of parliament approved the party's list of 15 candidates to sit on the National Council of the Judiciary (KRS), the body intended to oversee judicial ...


 

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