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More payouts in store for Polish storm victims: PM

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:10:00 GMT

Families affected by a series of severe storms in northern and western Poland will receive funds from the government to rebuild and renovate their homes, Prime Minister Beata Szydło said on Wednesday.

Poland’s Wałęsa denies informant claims amid probe

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:30:00 GMT

Former Polish President Lech Wałęsa on Wednesday reaffirmed his denial of allegations that he was a paid informer for the country's communist-era security services.

Poles ‘can feel safe’ despite planned military drills: deputy defence minister

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:09:01 GMT

Poland "is a safe country" and Polish people "can feel safe," Deputy Defence Minister Michał Dworczyk said on Wednesday.

President Duda’s popularity on the rise

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:58:00 GMT

Fifty-four percent of Poles have a positive view of the performance of President Andrzej Duda, a new poll has found.

Ex-Polish president Wałęsa probed over alleged false testimony

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:17:00 GMT

Prosecutors from Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) are investigating possible false testimony by the country’s former president Lech Wałęsa over his alleged ties to communist-era secret police, according to Polish Radio’s IAR news agency.

Police detain car thieves in central Poland

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:16:00 GMT

Police in Poland have detained two men suspected of stealing at least three cars in order to burn them and sell then to scrap yards.

Polish university-student volunteers to undergo military training

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:30:00 GMT

Military training for willing tertiary students is set to start in October, with a deal between the defence and higher education ministries signed in Warsaw on Monday, as Poland strives to boost its military amid fears of Russian aggression.

Building suppliers asked to lower prices for storm victims

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:30:00 GMT

Poland's infrastructure minister has asked building suppliers to lower their prices for people rebuilding their homes after storms tore through the country, as public officials and charities rally behind those who were most affected by the foul weather.

Polish president promotes reading

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:46:00 GMT

Polish President Andrzej Duda has appeared in a video, reading an excerpt from Wesele, Stanisław Wyspiański's classic play, ahead of a National Reading Day on 2 September.

Librarians from 120 countries flock to Poland’s Wrocław

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:25:00 GMT

Around 3,100 librarians from 120 countries have descended on the southwestern Polish city of Wrocław for an annual meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

Rainfall warnings for eastern, southern Poland

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:15:00 GMT

Heavy rains are expected to soak much of eastern and southern Poland in the next several days, the Government Security Centre warned on Sunday.

Polish ruling party maintains massive lead: poll

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:30:00 GMT

Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party is backed by 36 percent of voters who say they would take part in parliamentary elections, according to a new survey by Instytut Badań Pollster.

Polish pro-life activists in push to ban ‘eugenic’ abortion

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:30:00 GMT

Polish pro-life activists are pushing for a ban on what is known as eugenic abortion, or a woman having her pregnancy terminated when the baby has been prenatally diagnosed with a genetic condition such as Down syndrome.

More gov’t aid as Poland cleans up after storms

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:20:00 GMT

Households and institutions affected by last weekend’s series of severe storms in northern and western Poland will receive more aid from the government, Prime Minister Beata Szydło said on Saturday.

Poland battles to repair storm damage

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:21:00 GMT

Almost 11,000 customers were still without electricity on Friday morning, firefighters said after violent storms battered Poland last weekend.

Warsaw 65th in 'most livable' cities ranking

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:30:00 GMT

The Polish capital has been ranked 65th in the Economist Intelligence Unit's annual ranking of the world's "most livable" cities for the second time in a row.

Europe faces 'clash of civilizations', says Polish minister after Barcelona attack

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT

Poland’s interior minister has said Europe faces a “clash of civilizations” after a van ploughed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State.

New warning system announced in wake of devastating storms

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:22:00 GMT

Poland’s interior minister has announced a new regional warning system using television, the internet, and mobile phones, after violent storms killed six people in Poland’s north last weekend.

African swine flu-infected pigs not processed into pork: agriculture minister

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:30:00 GMT

Poland's Agriculture Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel has denied claims by one website that African swine fever-infected pigs were being processed into pork products in Poland.

Demonstrators face penalties after blocking far-right march in Warsaw

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:05:00 GMT

Polish police have asked courts to impose penalties on 117 people suspected of blocking a legal march by a far-right organisation in Warsaw on Tuesday.

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