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COVID-19 spike heightens 4th wave worries in Poland

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 22:00:00 GMT

A spike in COVID-19 infections has heightened worries in Poland over a looming fourth wave of the pandemic.

Polish justice minister says EU pressure over judges 'a form of aggression'

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 23:05:00 GMT

Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro on Tuesday said that the European Commission's decision to seek fines against his country over its system for disciplining judges was “a form of aggression” and "legal hybrid war."

Poland marks 82nd anniversary of start of World War II

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 11:00:00 GMT

Polish leaders attended ceremonies at dawn on Wednesday to commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.

Poland's landmark Gdańsk Agreement 41 years on

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 20:00:00 GMT

Celebrations were held in Poland on Tuesday to mark 41 years since the signing of the landmark Gdańsk Agreement between striking workers and the country's communist authorities, a deal that ultimately led to the formation of Solidarity, the first free trade union in a Warsaw Pact country.

Poland wraps up evacuation efforts in Afghanistan

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 15:30:00 GMT

Poland has completed its evacuation mission in Afghanistan after airlifting more than 1,300 people out of Kabul, officials said on Thursday.

More Polish firefighters head to Greece amid wildfires

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 16:30:00 GMT

Another group of over 160 Polish firefighters arrived in Greece on Monday to replace their colleagues who have been helping battle wildfires in that country since August 7.

Polish Border Guard says it must protect country amid migrant pressure 

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 08:30:00 GMT

A spokeswoman for Poland's Border Guard has said the agency is safeguarding the country's territory as border officials and soldiers seek to keep out illegal migrants trying to enter from Belarus.

Poland strengthens security on Belarus border

Wed, 18 Aug 2021 12:45:00 GMT

One thousand Polish soldiers have been dispatched to help the country's Border Guard deal with a surge in illegal migration from neighboring Belarus, an official has said.

Polish MPs endorse harsher penalties for anti-vax violence

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 12:00:00 GMT

Polish lawmakers have backed plans to introduce harsher punishments for those who assault or threaten vaccination site personnel.

LATEST: Polish MPs vote through contested media bill

Wed, 11 Aug 2021 22:00:00 GMT

Polish lawmakers have voted in favour of a contested bill that seeks to prevent non-European owners from holding controlling stakes in domestic media firms.

Polish deputy PM fired amid spat over new economic plan

Tue, 10 Aug 2021 19:45:00 GMT

A Polish deputy prime minister has lost his job amid a dispute over a set of new economic policies proposed by the country's ruling conservatives.

Polish athletes bring home 14 medals from Tokyo Olympics

Mon, 09 Aug 2021 16:00:00 GMT

Polish athletes have brought home 14 medals, four gold, five silver and five bronze, from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games, which ended on Sunday.

Tokyo 2020: Poland's Tomala wins surprise gold in 50km race walk

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 14:00:00 GMT

Poland’s Dawid Tomala on Friday stunned the field and won a surprise gold in the Olympic men’s 50km race walk to bag his country’s 11th medal of the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Polish health minister declares war on anti-vaxxers

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 20:45:00 GMT

Poland's Health Minister Adam Niedzielski on Monday said he would urge strong government action against anti-vaxxer groups, after a vaccination site in the southeast of the country was set ablaze the previous night.

Virtual tour of Polish history

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:30:00 GMT

The Virtual Theatre of History project, which highlights the milestones of Poland’s struggle to recover sovereignty more than a century ago, is now back on tour.

Poland in effort to reduce road deaths

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 21:00:00 GMT

The Polish government has rolled out a new road safety programme aimed at making the country’s highways and byways safer for travellers.

Polish firefighters to help flood victims in Germany

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:30:00 GMT

Polish firefighters will help victims of floods in the west of Germany, Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced.

Polish president in Tokyo for Olympics, political talks

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:30:00 GMT

Polish President Andrzej Duda is in Tokyo as the 32nd Summer Olympic Games begin in the Japanese city.

Poles opting for domestic travel this summer: audio report

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 19:30:00 GMT

Despite the reopening of borders, most Poles plan to spend their vacations domestically rather than travel abroad this summer, according to a study.

Polish gov’t vows 'zero tolerance' for drunk drivers

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 19:00:00 GMT

The government has approved a set of changes to Poland’s rules of the road that would allow for up to a tenfold increase in maximum fines for various traffic offences.

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