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The blaze that ravaged a Polish village: the aftermath

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 14:26:33 GMT

Firemen spent hours dousing the smouldering remains left by a blaze that destroyed more than 40 buildings in the village of Nowa Biała, near Nowy Targ in southern Poland, leaving many families homeless.

38 dead, 422 hurt on Polish roads during extended weekend: police

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 13:30:00 GMT

Thirty-eight people were killed and 422 injured in 384 accidents on Polish roads from Wednesday to Sunday, police have said, summing up an extended weekend during which Poles traveled to popular tourist sites, encouraged by warm weather.

Remembering Polish Catholic leader Stefan Wyszyński

Fri, 28 May 2021 14:30:00 GMT

Friday marks 40 years since the death of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, a former Polish Catholic leader who is widely remembered in the country as the “Primate of the Millennium.”

Polish president rebukes Russia on trip to Georgia

Thu, 27 May 2021 14:15:00 GMT

Poland's President Andrzej Duda has paid a two-day visit to Georgia, together with First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, to mark the 30th anniversary of that country's independence from the former Soviet Union.

Unions protest after top EU court tells Poland to halt lignite mine

Mon, 24 May 2021 15:00:00 GMT

Unionists have vowed to protest after the European Union’s top court ordered Poland to immediately halt a brown coal mine near the Czech border.

New rules for electric scooters in Poland

Thu, 20 May 2021 12:13:00 GMT

Poles on electric scooters have to use bicycle lanes wherever these are available under new rules that came into force on Thursday.

Poland to take part in COVID certificate pilot programme

Tue, 18 May 2021 18:05:00 GMT

Poland will take part in a pilot programme to test COVID certificates, a health ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, amid plans to introduce such documents across the EU.

Polish scientists to have their own research ship

Fri, 14 May 2021 07:40:00 GMT

Government officials have promised to buy a special ship for Polish scientists conducting marine and polar research.

UPDATE: Polish MPs back bill to access EU cash, vote highlights political rifts

Wed, 05 May 2021 07:41:00 GMT

In a crunch vote, Polish deputies have approved a bill needed to unlock a stream of cash from Brussels, including money to help the economy bounce back from the coronavirus crisis.

UPDATE: Poland easing COVID restrictions

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 13:09:00 GMT

Poland's prime minister on Wednesday announced a multi-stage loosening of COVID restrictions after a fall in new infections, promising to reopen retail outlets and hotels next week.

WWII Jewish fighters honoured in Warsaw

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:15:00 GMT

Sirens wailed, prayers were said and symbolic paper daffodils were handed out on the streets of the Polish capital on Friday to honour the heroes of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

UPDATE 2: Poland remembers victims of 1940 massacre by Soviets

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:00:00 GMT

Poland's top officials on Tuesday paid tribute to thousands of Polish officers and intellectuals who were killed by the Soviets more than eight decades ago as part of a series of mass executions known as the Katyn Massacre.

Middle-aged Poles get green light to sign up for COVID-19 shots

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:24:00 GMT

Poles in their late 40s and 50s have been given the green light to sign up for COVID-19 shots as the country moves to the next stage of its inoculation campaign.

Poland's COVID-19 deaths hit new daily high of 954

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 10:40:00 GMT

Poland on Thursday reported 27,887 fresh COVID-19 infections and a record 954 new deaths linked to the coronavirus. 

Drought risk subsides after snowy winter in Poland

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 15:30:00 GMT

There's been some good news from weather forecasters this April: the threat of drought has receded in Poland.

UPDATE: Poland steps up COVID-19 inoculation campaign

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:02:00 GMT

Poland on Tuesday announced an accelerated inoculation campaign amid an expected increase in supplies of COVID-19 vaccines.

UPDATE: New swathe of restrictions in Poland amid COVID record

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 12:21:00 GMT

Poland on Thursday announced a swathe of new COVID restrictions as officials reported another record daily rise in infections and the health minister warned the country was "in a crisis situation."

UPDATE: Tribute to Poles who rescued Jews in WWII

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 14:15:00 GMT

Polish state officials on Wednesday attended a host of events to pay tribute to those who helped Jews during World War II.

PM encourages Poles to get AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 07:45:00 GMT

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has encouraged Poles to vaccinate themselves against COVID-19 using a vaccine developed by drug maker AstraZeneca.

Poland to keep giving out AstraZeneca shots

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 00:54:00 GMT

Poland will keep administering AstraZeneca's vaccine against COVID-19, the official spearheading the country’s inoculation drive has said as several nations reported possible serious side effects.

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