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Polish music concert to be held in Kielce after row

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:27:00 GMT

The public TVP broadcaster has announced that the city of Kielce will host a concert of Polish music, after another city refused to go ahead with preparations.

Poland step closer to prescription-only morning-after pill

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:17:00 GMT

A proposed law that would make the morning-after contraception pill available only on prescription has been passed by Poland’s lower house of parliament.

Unexploded WWII bomb found in Warsaw

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:09:17 GMT

Sappers were called in to remove an unexploded bomb dating from World War II found by workmen in Warsaw on Friday morning.

Poland will remain in the EU: PM

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:07:00 GMT

Poland is, and will remain, in the European Union, and the opposition should not be "hysterical", Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło has tweeted.

Smolensk crash samples in UK for testing

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:30:00 GMT

Samples from the Polish presidential plane that crashed in Russia in 2010 have been sent to the UK to be tested for traces of explosives, a spokeswoman for the Polish prosecution has said.

Smolensk crash probe: former FM questioned

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:28:00 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 Polish 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.

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