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During Germany's occupation of Poland during the war, the Polish government-in-exile struggled to warn the world of the mass killing of Jews - a message that was largely ignored. The Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum also weighed in, saying "there is no law in Poland that would glorify collaborators of the German Nazis ...
Here in the Bay Area, I was heartened to speak recently with several visiting Polish government officials and intellectuals who expressed their opposition to the law in moderate tones. Contemplating the legal recourse to be taken, questions loom large: Will the government rescind or revise the law, and if the ...

The move comes six months after Invenergy formally notified the Polish government of its intention to seek international arbitration if the dispute was not resolved in an amicable way. Since then, Invenergy said it had received continued denials from the Polish government. "The Polish government's lack of ...
WASHINGTON: The Polish government is working to renegotiate an arms deal approved by the State Department last year for the U.S.-made HIMARS long-range rocket artillery system after experiencing some sticker shock when seeing the final price tag. The $250 million package for the rocket launcher ...
During a visit last week to Warsaw, the European Commission's vice president, Frans Timmermans, hinted about possible solutions to the Polish government's attacks on the country's judicial system. Let's hope they don't include a wobbly compromise that does little to address the damage done by a ...
A recent tax ruling issued by the Polish Finance Ministry is causing renewed friction between the government and cryptocurrency traders. Digital currency traders in the country are protesting against the stipulation issued by the government which states that taxes will be levied all crypto transactions ...

Jamaica's honorary consul of Poland, Irena Cousins, was in February invested by Charge d'Affaires of the Polish Embassy in Caracas Milena Lukasiewicz with the second highest civilian honour - the Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Merit. It is the class in the Order of Merit awarded to Sir ...
Stanisław Żaryn, a spokesman for Poland's special services chief, told the TVP Info news channel: “This was an official involved in projects of key importance to the Polish energy sector and he had access to key information on energy projects that the Polish government is conducting... this was very ...
The Bill would give power to the Polish Government to subject human rights defenders to state-led surveillance including access and storing all personal ... The CSOs demanded the Polish Government to repeal the harmful Act, reminding the Government of Poland to uphold their legal and human rights ...
Poland already has some of the strictest anti-abortion legislation in Europe. Under current law, women in Poland are only legally allowed to have an abortion if the life of the foetus is at risk, the pregnancy would be a threat to the woman's health or if the pregnancy was a result of a crime like rape or incest.
Changes introduced by the Polish government since 2015 are described as “a shocking indictment of the status of the rule of law in a European country in the second decade of the 21st century”, in a document to be sent by an Irish High Court judge to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg. Ms Justice Aileen ...
Retired Archbishop Henryk Muszynski of Gniezno said the Polish government “still relentlessly insists it won't accept a single one.” He said the government often states that it would not take refugees from Africa because it helped Ukrainians and Middle East refugees. He spoke amid controversy over the ...
Women and men across Poland are organising a guerilla resistance to the Polish government's attempts to further restrict access to abortion. Farmers, teachers, CEOs and architects are among those moonlighting as abortion activists when their day jobs are over, preparing to rally people to the streets for ...
Poland's government distanced itself Thursday from comments made by the prime minister's father, who claimed Jews willingly entered ghettos during the German occupation of Poland to get away from their Christian neighbors. The comment by Kornel Morawiecki, a senior lawmaker and father of Prime ...
Minister Anna Maria Anders, the Polish government's pointwoman on international dialogue, was speaking after a visit to Washington, where she took part in a three-day conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), one of the most influential Jewish organisations in the United States.
The European Parliament is set to vote for a resolution tomorrow (1 March) condemning the descent into authoritarianism of the Polish government and calling on the Commission and Council to act unless Warsaw backs down and respects EU fundamental rights and the rule of law. Measures the Polish ...
(JTA) — A “Polocaust” museum dedicated to non-Jewish Polish victims of the Nazis will not be built, a Polish government minister who supported the idea said. Deputy Culture Minister Jaroslaw Sellin on Monday walked back his support of the idea, floated last week by writer and scholar Marek Kochan in ...

We cannot let the Polish government erase its role in the Holocaust. A still from the Polish National ... This ad is part of a larger initiative by the Polish government to absolve itself of blame for the Holocaust and place blame on the "real" perpetrators: the Germans. However, while some Poles did save Jews, ...
“The comments of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during a discussion in Munich were by no means intended to deny the Holocaust, or charge the Jewish victims of the Holocaust with responsibility for what was a Nazi German perpetrated genocide,” the Polish government said in a statement released ...
Sorry, it appears as though your operating system and/or web browser does not support modern standards. Please consider updating your web browser. A grandmother who endured deportation from occupied Poland to remote Siberia during the Second World War has been honoured by the Polish ...
Plan to honour a Polish-born war hero with a memorial in his adopted Scottish home city have received a huge financial boost. The Polish Government has pledged £18,000 to the General Stanislaw Maczek Trust, taking a project launched by late Angus peer Lord Fraser of Carmyllie closer to its £85,000 ...
During a recent conference in Germany, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has come under fire for controversial comments that he made while speaking at a conference in Germany where he accused the Jews of being one the perpetrators of the Holocaust. The Polish government later attempted to ...
The government of Poland is in the process of passing ugly legislation that makes it a crime to refer to any Polish role in the Holocaust or in any other ... acts to reflect prevailing European views on such subjects, the EU will be absolutely in order in punishing the Polish government by reducing aid and its ...
Visitors to the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews look at exhibits from the Warsaw Ghetto of the World War II, in Warsaw, Poland, Feb. 1, 2018. Poland and Israel are locked in a bitter dispute over Poland's new legislation that is to regulate Holocaust speech. (Czarek Sokolowski / AP).
This far-reaching assault on free speech is part of the systematic effort of the right-wing Polish government of the Law and Justice Party (PiS) to strengthen fascist forces and, along with that, falsify the history of Poland. Coming a little over three months after the Polish government has helped stage the ...
In October last year, Polish women stood in the pouring rain and freezing temperatures to protest a proposed bill that would ban abortion in the staunchly Catholic country. Ostensibly in response to international pressure, days later, the Polish government rejected the legislation. A newly proposed ...
The far-right participants at that protest called the lawmakers traitors to Poland for having voted against the Polish government in a resolution in the European Parliament over alleged rule of law violations and the government's response to an Independence Day march organized by far-right nationalists.
The project has a budget of PLN 12.4 million and more than PLN 10 million has been donated by the National Center for Research and Development. Prof. Krzysztof Piech is the initiator of the dPLN project and is leading a team at the Lazarski University in Warsaw. The team had already developed a ...
Poland's President has warned Brussels to refrain from “stigmatising, dividing and antagonising” EU member states, following a European Commission recommendation to censure the Polish government. In a speech on Thursday night, Andrzej Duda said the institutions of the EU should be serving the EU ...
Mr Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, is a critic of the current Polish Government's judicial reforms, which prompted the EU begin the process to remove the country's voting rights. In an interview, Mr Tusk said the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party could be the next country out of the EU's exit door, ...
Back in 2010, Nergal faced up to two years in prison for ripping up a Bible on stage and calling it a "book of lies," though ultimately he was let off without any prison time. Will he see the same fate this year? The Polish government is taking Nergal to court over the design of Behemoth's "The Republic Of The ...
Changes in the government of Poland will not affect the high-level relations between Azerbaijan and this country, Aydin Mirzazade, Azerbaijani MP and member of the Azerbaijan-Poland working group on interparliamentary relations, told Trend Jan. 10. No matter what political power rules in Poland, the ...
“Almost everything that the ruling party in Poland proposes in key political issues matches the publicly formulated and described interests and expectations of Moscow,” Tusk said, listing relations with the EU and the Polish government's attitudes toward liberal democracy, the independence of courts and ...
The Polish Ministry of Digitisation is putting the draft 5G Strategy for Poland out to consultation until 11 February. The strategy covers four years and will be continuously evaluated and flexibly adjusted as needed, based on technology development. The first update is scheduled for 2019, after the first ...
The Polish Council of Ministers has adopted the draft amendment to the Telecommunications Act. The changes proposed by the President of regulator UKE have been included in the project. The draft changes will now be discussed by the Sejm. The amendment of the Telecommunications Act provides, ...
In April 2016, the Polish government started handing out PLN 500 a month for each child in low-income families, and for second and subsequent children in all other families. According to the Polish government, the programme has halved poverty and nearly eradicated child poverty. The Polish government ...
The commission's deputy head, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, who conducted talks with the Polish government, said there was "no other option" as the "entire structure was affected". "After two years of trying for dialogue, of course we are frustrated that we haven't achieved what we want to, ...
Five hundred Polish and foreign academics have signed an open letter criticising the administration of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, Poland and describing the changes being made to the permanent exhibition as “barbaric” and an attempt to turn the museum into a “propaganda ...
If you have become numb to President Donald Trump's constant attacks on the media, if you have lost interest in which networks he currently considers to be “fake news,” if you have grown tired of hearing him call journalists “enemies of the people” — well, that's unfortunate, because plenty of others are still ...
A new Polish government led by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki gained a vote of confidence in parliament late on Tuesday. Mateusz Morawiecki. Photo: P Tracz/KPRM (Public Domain). In total, 243 deputies voiced confidence in Morawiecki's government while 192 voted against it. The vote followed a ...
WARSAW — Polish lawmakers overwhelmingly approved two bills Friday that give the ruling party greater power over the judiciary despite blunt warnings from European Union officials and others that the laws contravene democratic norms. Supporters in the ruling conservative Law and Justice party said ...
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday named Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as prime minister-designate, tasking him with forming a new government. Mateusz Morawiecki. Photo: P Tracz/KPRM (Public Domain). Duda also accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Beata Szydło and her Cabinet ...
The European Committee of the Region has voiced its support for a decision by the European Commission to invoke Article 7 of the EU treaty against Poland, as there is "a clear risk of a serious breach of the rule of law”. In a resolution adopted on 1 February, the EU's assembly of local and regional ...
The commission's deputy head, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, who conducted talks with the Polish government, said there was "no other option" as the "entire structure was affected". "After two years of trying for dialogue, of course we are frustrated that we haven't achieved what we want to, ...
POLAND DISMISSED AS “political” the EU's decision today to launch unprecedented disciplinary proceedings over its judicial reforms, which Brussels says threaten the rule of law. The disciplinary procedure could ultimately lead to Poland losing its voting rights in the EU. “Poland deplores the European ...
If you have become numb to President Donald Trump's constant attacks on the media, if you have lost interest in which networks he currently considers to be “fake news,” if you have grown tired of hearing him call journalists “enemies of the people” — well, that's unfortunate, because plenty of others are still ...
A new Polish government led by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki gained a vote of confidence in parliament late on Tuesday. Mateusz Morawiecki. Photo: P Tracz/KPRM (Public Domain). In total, 243 deputies voiced confidence in Morawiecki's government while 192 voted against it. The vote followed a ...
WARSAW — Polish lawmakers overwhelmingly approved two bills Friday that give the ruling party greater power over the judiciary despite blunt warnings from European Union officials and others that the laws contravene democratic norms. Supporters in the ruling conservative Law and Justice party said ...
Despite the emotional words, the ceremony was a flashpoint in a disagreement raging in recent years in Poland's Jewish community. It centers around the question of how to address the right-wing Polish government's policy that glorifies the role of Poles who saved Jews but, according to its opponents, ...
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday named Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as prime minister-designate, tasking him with forming a new government. Mateusz Morawiecki. Photo: P Tracz/KPRM (Public Domain). Duda also accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Beata Szydło and her Cabinet ...


 

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