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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.

Poland imposes lockdown on two more regions as pandemic surges

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:15:00 GMT

Poland on Monday imposed a partial lockdown on two additional provinces amid soaring coronavirus cases.

Where ice-breakers can't go, sappers move in to clear Polish river

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:57:30 GMT

For over a week now, a battle has been waged with a build-up of ice on the river Vistula as rising water poses a risk of flooding.

Divers search for body of Polish ex-dissident politician

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 14:54:00 GMT

Divers were early on Monday sent in to search for the body of Jan Lityński, a prominent Polish former dissident who drowned attempting to rescue his dog after it ran out onto the ice on a river.

Poland’s COVID-19 cases up in new trend, officials condemn ‘irresponsible’ crowds

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 14:34:00 GMT

Poland’s health minister warned on Monday that the daily number of new COVID-19 infections in his country has started to rise in a worrying new trend, while officials condemned irresponsible crowd behaviour after curbs were eased.

Polish tourist resorts, theatres, reopen after lockdown

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 14:50:27 GMT

Polish tourist resorts are gearing up for crowds this weekend as hotels and ski slopes – along with theatres – were allowed to reopen in the latest stage of loosening COVID-19 curbs.

Polish firefighters rescue deer after ice breaks on lake

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 00:14:00 GMT

Firefighters have rescued 15 deer after the ice broke under a herd which stepped out onto a frozen lake in north-west Poland.

UPDATE: 14 detained during Warsaw protest over Poland’s abortion laws

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 12:32:00 GMT

Warsaw police said on Friday they had detained 14 people during a protest against tightening Poland’s abortion laws the previous evening.

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