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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.

PM pledges help amid flood risk in southern Poland

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 07:25:00 GMT

Poland’s prime minister has pledged support for people hit by heavy rains, extreme weather and flooding in the south of the country.

Storms uproot trees, down power lines across Poland

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 11:00:00 GMT

More than 215,000 customers were left without electricity as more storms with heavy rainfall battered Poland on Wednesday night and in the early hours of Thursday.

Quarantine not needed for vaccinated Poles, even if exposed to Delta variant: health ministry

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 13:28:00 GMT

Poles vaccinated for COVID-19 will not have to undergo quarantine even if they have been in contact with people infected with the highly contagious Delta variant, officials said on Tuesday.

Donald Tusk back in Polish politics "100 per cent"

Sat, 03 Jul 2021 11:24:00 GMT

The former PM and Civic Platform leader declares comeback at the party's National Council in Warsaw

UPDATE: Central European PMs meet for V4 summit in Poland's Katowice

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 13:25:00 GMT

The prime ministers of four Central European countries gathered for a summit in the southern Polish city of Katowice on Wednesday to discuss a range of regional and European policies and set out future priorities.

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.

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