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Interior minister proposes new group to fight fascism

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:33:00 GMT

Polish Interior Minister Joachim Brudziński has proposed the establishment of a group spanning government departments to fight the propagation of fascism and other totalitarian regimes.

Polish special services shut down 'Islamic State' website

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:30:00 GMT

A website with a Polish .pl domain which was promoting the so-called Islamic State has been blocked by Poland's Internal Security Agency (ABW), the country's domestic intelligence agency.

Poland needs more police

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:41:00 GMT

Poland is to plough millions into its police force in order to encourage more people to join.

Historic WWII reports coming to Poland: official

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:30:00 GMT

Poland's Witold Pilecki Center for Totalitarian Studies will gain access to a World War II-era report by the Polish government-in-exile on the Nazi extermination of Poles and Jews, Deputy Culture Minister Magdalena Gawin has said.

Polish president’s popularity remains high: survey

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:13:00 GMT

Sixty-five percent of Poles have a positive view of the performance of Andrzej Duda as president, according to a survey.

Warsaw Ghetto museum for Polish capital

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:58:00 GMT

A Warsaw Ghetto museum is to be set up in a former Jewish paediatric hospital in central Warsaw, Polish Deputy Culture Minister Jarosław Sellin has said.

Polish artists, architects invited to design NATO exhibit

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Polish architects and artists from around the world have been invited to enter a competition to design a Polish exhibit for NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Six detained over 2014 privatisation of chemical firm in Poland

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Agents from Poland’s Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) have detained six individuals, including a former deputy Treasury minister, over the 2014 privatisation of state-owned chemical enterprise Ciech, an official has said.

Prosecutors to probe expensive Polish motorway

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:30:00 GMT

Prosecutors in Poland will open an investigation into suspected negligence by public officials who in the 1990s granted a concession for the construction of a motorway in western Poland, the country’s justice minister has said.

Smolensk victims' monument to be unveiled on 10 April: ruling party leader

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:10:00 GMT

A "sort of plinth" will be set up to mark a future monument to President Lech Kaczyński, a victim of the Smolensk plane crash, on the eighth anniversary of the disaster, ruling party leader and the late president's twin Jarosław Kaczyński said at events marking 94 months since the tragedy.

One dead, one injured in building collapse

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 07:56:00 GMT

A 78-year-old woman has died and her 80-year-old husband has sustained second and third-degree burns after their home collapsed following an explosion in Sosnowiec, southern Poland, on Saturday night.

Polish president meets winter Olympians in Pyeongchang

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 09:03:00 GMT

Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser Duda, have met Polish sportspeople at the Olympic village in Pyeongchang.

Polish smokers may have to put in extra hours at work: report

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Polish employees who smoke may have to work longer to make up for the time they spend on cigarette breaks, the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily has reported.

Senior EU official hopes for solution to row with Warsaw

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:08:00 GMT

European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans said on Thursday after meeting Poland’s foreign minister that he hopes a solution will be found within weeks or months to a dispute between Brussels and Warsaw over contested reforms.

Polish health minister strikes deal with young doctors

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:57:00 GMT

Poland’s health minister on Thursday said he had reached an agreement with young doctors dissatisfied with pay and work conditions and demanding higher health spending.

GermanDeathCamps.info gets over 100,000 hits in first week

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT

Polish Radio’s new GermanDeathCamps.info website has had more than 100,000 hits since its launch amid international tensions over a law to penalise the use of the phrase “Polish death camps”.

Over half of Polish companies have suffered cyber attack: report

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:29:00 GMT

More than half of Polish companies have been hit by a cyber attack at some stage, while only one in three say they have a sufficient level of security, according to a study.

Warsaw 'open to dialogue' amid tension over new law: Polish official

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:19:00 GMT

US State Secretary Rex Tillerson’s criticism of Poland’s new anti-defamation law “shows the scale of the challenge” that Poland faces, Polish presidential aide Krzysztof Szczerski has said.

Kaczyński twins honoured as top Polish politicians of last 25 years

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:22:00 GMT

Ruling party chief Jarosław Kaczyński and his late twin brother Lech, a former president, have been honoured as the top Polish political figures of the last 25 years by a conservative publication.

Seven in ten Poles praise president: survey

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:30:00 GMT

Almost seven in ten Poles -- 69 percent -- believe Andrzej Duda is performing well as the nation's president, according to a survey.

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