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Polish MPs back contested changes to Supreme Court

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:40:00 GMT

Polish MPs on Friday approved contested changes proposed by the ruling conservatives to the way the head of the country’s Supreme Court is chosen.

Dead whale washes up on Polish shore

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:00:00 GMT

A dead five-metre-long whale has washed up on the Polish coast in the town of Kąty Rybackie, some 40 kilometres east of Gdańsk.

President sets referendum ball in motion

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:30:00 GMT

Poland's president has announced the questions he wants to put to Poles in a referendum later this year about possible changes to the constitution and referred the proposal to the Senate.

Higher wages for Poland’s VIP protection squad

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:12:00 GMT

Deputies on Friday approved higher wages for Poland’s State Protection Service, which protects VIPs.

Firefighters kept busy as storms lash Poland

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Firefighters were called out almost 1,500 times as storms rolled through large parts of Poland on Thursday and Friday, according to a spokesman.

Architects invited to expand Warsaw Uprising Museum

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Architects from Poland and abroad have been invited to submit ideas on how to expand the Warsaw Uprising Museum, which tells the story of a bloody World War II insurgency.

More powers for Poland’s Social Dialogue Council

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:21:48 GMT

President Andrzej Duda on Thursday signed into law changes giving more powers to a forum grouping Polish employees, employers and the government.

Polish MPs debate bill to prevent Supreme Court 'stalemate': PM

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Poland’s MPs were on Thursday debating a bill aimed at preventing a "stalemate" in the country’s Supreme Court, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told reporters, amid a row over whether the chief justice up to now has the right to stay in her job.

Trails closed in Poland’s Tatra mountains after downpour

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:38:00 GMT

A number of trails in Poland’s southern Tatra mountains have been closed to hikers after heavy rain turned normally quiet streams into torrents.

Police bust illegal steroid traffickers

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:46:00 GMT

Two men have been detained on suspicion of producing and trafficking illegal steroids, Polish police said on Thursday.

Anti-gov't activists smuggled into parliament amid protests against court reforms

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:30:00 GMT

An opposition MP smuggled two anti-government activists onto the grounds of Polish parliament in the boot of her car on Wednesday as a crowd protested against controversial court reforms.

Campsites evacuated as storms rage in Poland

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:22:00 GMT

More than 400 scouts and holidaymakers have been evacuated from camp grounds in Poland as storms raged across the country.

Brown bear in Poland: report

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:51:00 GMT

A brown bear is on the loose in Rudawka, near the Polish border with Belarus, according to the Super Express daily.

Polish mayor 'had no right' to disband nationalist march, says court

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:35:00 GMT

A Polish mayor "had no right" to disband a nationalist march earlier this year, a court said on Wednesday, indicating that the official may have discriminated against demonstrators.

Storms wreak havoc across Poland

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Storms wreaked havoc across Poland on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, with the foul weather expected to continue.

Tensions over new Polish Supreme Court law

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:34:00 GMT

Małgorzata Gersdorf arrived at Poland’s Supreme Court on Wednesday, claiming that a new law cannot change her constitutional term as its president, but a senior government official insisted she was now retired.

Polish gov’t approves multibillion plan for more accessible infrastructure

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Poland’s government has approved a multibillion programme to redesign public infrastructure and make it more accessible to senior citizens and people with mobility problems.

President most trusted politician in Poland: survey

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:55:00 GMT

President Andrzej Duda remains Poland’s most trusted politician, with 68 percent of respondents to a new survey saying they have confidence in him.

Polish top court rules presidential pardon not premature

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:36:00 GMT

A decision by Poland’s top court on Tuesday overturned a Supreme Court ruling that the president had prematurely pardoned a former anti-corruption agency chief.

Residential building collapses in Poland

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:32:00 GMT

A new residential building collapsed in Bielsko-Biała, southern Poland, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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