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Smolensk crash probe: former FM questioned

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:28:09 GMT

Former foreign minister Radosław Sikorski has appeared as a witness in on ongoing investigation into the 2010 plane crash in Smolensk, western Russia, which killed president Lech Kaczyński and 95 others.

One in three eight-year-olds in Poland overweight: survey

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:00:00 GMT

One in three eight-year-olds in Poland are overweight or obese, according to a study.

Polish president indicates 2018 date for Constitution referendum

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:31:00 GMT

Poland's president said during a televised address marking two years since winning the presidential election that he will confer with the Senate about holding a referendum on changes to the constitution on 11 November 2018.

Polish parliament rejects no-confidence motion against defence minister

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:38:00 GMT

The Polish parliament on Wednesday rejected a motion to hold a vote of no confidence against Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz put forward by the opposition Civic Platform (PO) party.

Over a third of Poles prefer fines to accepting refugees: poll

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:17:00 GMT

A total of 38 percent of Poles would prefer their country to be fined by the European Union than accept refugees from war-torn countries, a new poll has found.

Polish paramedics protest over pay

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:52:00 GMT

Polish paramedics were on Wednesday due to start a protest demanding higher pay.

Polish ruling party keeps strong lead over opposition: poll

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:58:50 GMT

Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party is backed by 35 percent of voters who say they would take part in parliamentary elections, according to a new survey by Kantar Public.

Poles missing after Manchester terror attack - foreign ministry

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:20:00 GMT

Polish citizens are among those missing after a deadly terror attack in the English city of Manchester, the foreign ministry in Warsaw said on Tuesday.

Defence minister announces strategy for Poland

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:19:00 GMT

Poland's place in the European Union and NATO are key to its security, while Russia poses the main threat to the country’s stability, according to Poland’s latest defence strategy, announced on Tuesday.

Defence minister: Poland must change its policy on defending Baltic

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:23:00 GMT

Poland needs to change its approach to defending the Baltic sea, Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz has said, adding that the country needs submarines equipped with means of deterrence.

Polish TV head slams music festival 'scandal'

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:14:00 GMT

Head of state-run broadcaster TVP Jacek Kurski has slammed an “unforgivable scandal” after the city of Opole cancelled a major music festival.

Major music festival postponed amid controversy

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:59:10 GMT

The Opole festival, one of the country’s largest music events, has been postponed by the host town amid a simmering controversy involving the event’s organiser, public broadcaster TVP.

Police chief dismissed over Taser death

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:38:24 GMT

The Wrocław municipal police chief and two other officials were dismissed on Monday following the killing of a 25-year-old man who was Tasered by local police.

Singaporean president signs bilateral agreements in Warsaw

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:29:00 GMT

Polish President Andrzej Duda and his Singaporean counterpart Tony Tan Keng Yam on Monday signed three bilateral agreements to promote business and technology.

Polish Territorial Defence Force gains first 400 soldiers

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:36:00 GMT

Some 400 soldiers have joined the ranks of Poland’s newly formed Territorial Defence Force (WOT), which aims to support the army and teach patriotism to local communities.

Polish gov't should focus on social interests: ruling party leader

Sun, 21 May 2017 08:36:00 GMT

The leader of Poland’s ruling conservatives has said the government should focus on social interests.

Polish PM: Constitution should guarantee support for families, retirement age

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:21:00 GMT

Polish PM Beata Szydło has said that she would like possible amendments to the constitution to include guarantees of support for families and over the retirement age.

Further rise in minimum wage planned in Poland

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:17:00 GMT

The minimum monthly wage in Poland would increase to PLN 2,100 (around EUR 500, USD 560) next year, under new rules proposed by the country’s labour ministry.

Polish gov’t supported by 39%, opposed by 34%: poll

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:33:46 GMT

Poland’s conservative Law and Justice (PiS) government is supported by 39% of voters, while 34% oppose it, according to a new poll.

'Top global issues' discussed during German President's visit to Warsaw

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:58:00 GMT

The "top political issues relating to Europe and the rest of the world" will be discussed during German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier's first official visit to Warsaw on Friday.

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