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Polish novel in finals of EBRD Literature Prize

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:03:00 GMT

Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk’s "Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead" is one of three books shortlisted for the Literature Prize of the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Polish opposition voices concern over strategic canal: report

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:00:00 GMT

The Polish opposition has voiced concern over work underway on a strategic canal to Baltic Sea, the website has reported.

Poland to plough more money into railways

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:18:57 GMT

The Polish government decided on Tuesday to plough an extra PLN 3.2 billion (EUR 730 million) into a long-term plan to upgrade the country’s railway infrastructure.

Austrian businessman who taped Polish ruling party chief linked to Putin ally: report

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:41:11 GMT

A Cyprus firm owned by an Austrian businessman who is in dispute with Poland’s ruling party chief is run by a company with links to an oligarch who is a trusted ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a Polish daily.

25 dead from flu within week in Poland

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:30:00 GMT

Twenty-five people died from flu and over 250 came down with influenza and similar viruses last week, experts have said.

Accusing Poles of antisemitism offends Polish Jews: chief rabbi

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:20:00 GMT

Accusing all Poles of antisemitism offends Polish Jews, Poland’s chief rabbi has said.

Polish PM reports on delivery of gov't pledges

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:49:00 GMT

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Monday he would travel to cities across the country to report on progress in delivering a “five-pack” pledge of measures to make life easier for Poles.

Israeli PM's misquote clarified: official

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:40:00 GMT

Israel has clarified the issue of the alleged statement by Benjamin Netanyahu about Polish collaboration with the Nazis, a Polish high official has said.

Ex-PM Jan Olszewski laid to rest

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 12:55:00 GMT

The main funeral ceremonies for former Prime Minister Jan Olszewski are being held on Saturday.

In Poland, US Vice President visits Auschwitz

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:36:00 GMT

US Vice President Mike Pence and Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday paid tribute to Holocaust victims during a visit to the Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

Poland mourns ex-PM Jan Olszewski

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:19:00 GMT

Top politicians have paid tribute to former Prime Minister Jan Olszewski as Poland held two days of national mourning.

Polish consumer watchdog warns of sub-par anti-smog masks

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:50:00 GMT

Half of anti-smog masks available in Polish stores do not protect users from air pollution, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has said.

Warsaw summit ‘huge step’ in promoting Mideast peace: Polish PM

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:00:00 GMT

A conference convened in Warsaw to discuss the Middle East is a “huge step in promoting a future of peace and security” in that conflict-ridden region, the Polish prime minister said on Thursday.

Jewish groups protest after US reporter's error on Polish WWII history

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:50:00 GMT

Jewish advocacy groups have protested after an American reporter erroneously referred to an uprising against a “Polish and Nazi regime” during World War II.

Polish embassy corrects US reporter over WWII reference

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:45:00 GMT

The Polish embassy in Washington has stepped in after an American journalist misrepresented historical facts in a report that drew criticism in Warsaw.

Poland is one of America’s ‘most crucial allies’: Pence

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Poland is one of America’s most crucial allies, US Vice President Mike Pence said in Warsaw on Wednesday.

Journalist fined by court over claims against judge: report

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:45:00 GMT

A journalist who has made claims of political partiality against a judge has been fined by a Polish court, according to a report.

US to increase troop numbers in Poland: ambassador

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:20:00 GMT

The United States plans to significantly increase its military presence in Poland, the country’s ambassador to Warsaw has said.

Group of Polish WWII diplomats helped Jews ‘regardless of the costs’: president

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:30:00 GMT

A group of Polish WWII diplomats undertook to help save Jews from the Holocaust “regardless of the costs involved,” Poland's president said on Tuesday.

Poland declares two days of mourning after ex-PM dies

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:30:00 GMT

Two days of national mourning have been declared in Poland following the death of former Prime Minister Jan Olszewski.

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