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Cameron begins whirlwind tour of EU to seek backing for deal

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron found support Friday for a renegotiated deal with the European Union from Poland and Denmark, marking a positive start to a two-week tour of European capitals aimed at winning over European partners to his plans for a looser union with the …

Eastern European officials warn EU deal may not be acceptable

Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania understood to be concerned that Tusk plan to keep UK in EU would discriminate against their workers<p>East European nations have warned that their support for the draft EU renegotiation document aimed at keeping Britain in Europe is not guaranteed, saying they …

Europe

Poland defends 'sovereignty' as EU probes controversial reforms

Poland's prime minister has told the EU it has no business meddling in the country's internal affairs. The eastern European country has come under …

Europe

Polish PM to face MEPs

Poland’s prime minister Beata Szydło is to face MEP’s later amid concerns over the state of the rule of law there.<p>It looks set to be quite a showdown.<p>The head of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, compared the situation there to a coup d’etat last month.<p>Loyalists from the ruling Law and …

Demonstrations follow introduction of Poland's new state media law

Demonstrations have taken place around Poland to protest against a new public media law. Media managers will now be selected by the Treasury Minister and can be recalled at any time.<p>The European Commission, has expressed concern the decision threatens media freedom. Poland’s government, the …

More than 20 die as cold blast grips Poland

Temperatures continued to plunge in Poland over the weekend, killing 21 people, officials have said.<p>This brings the number of weather-related deaths over the past two months to 40.<p>Poland has been in the grip of a freezing cold spell since the beginning of the new year, with temperatures yet to …

Poland ready to offer David Cameron EU welfare deal in exchange for Nato bases

Polish Foreign Minister says opposition to British welfare plans could be softened with deal over Nato bases<p>Poland is ready to drop its fierce opposition to David Cameron's welfare plans if he supports a call to permanently base Nato troops in the country.<p>In a potentially significant breakthrough …

Senior TV managers resign in Poland in anticipation of new media law

Four senior managers at Poland's public broadcaster TVP have announced their resignations. Poland's imminent adoption of new media legislation would …

Poland's new government seeks to bring media into line

Even before being brought before parliament, the Polish government's planned new media law is already making headlines. Politicians have been …

Europe

Polish PM: Protests being led by politicians who lost power

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Anti-government protesters who have held rallies in Poland over the past two weekends faced dual accusations aimed at …

Europe

No signs of a Nazi gold train at site in southwestern Poland, experts say

Geology experts said Tuesday they have found no traces of a train at a site in southwestern Poland where some believe a World War II Nazi train may have been hidden.<p>According to local lore, the Nazis hid a train with gold in a tunnel while fleeing the Red Army in 1945 at the end of the war. The …

Hungary, Poland oppose EU border force plan

An EU plan to create a new border force that could intervene in a country without the permission of the government is already under fire.<p>The European Commission will officially unveil the policy on Tuesday, but copies of the white paper leaked online last week.<p>Poland came out against the proposal …

Polish leader angry that EU leader sees 'coup' in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish leaders lashed out Monday at the head of the European Parliament for saying political developments under the new …

Europe

Thousands march against Polish government as constitutional spat drags on

WARSAW (Reuters) - Tens of thousands marched through Warsaw on Saturday to protest against what they called the “democratorship” of the month-old conservative government, as Poland remained locked in a constitutional crisis.<p>Waving Polish and European Union flags, the protesters chanted: “We want …

Europe

David Cameron fails to persuade Polish PM over EU benefits proposals

Beata Szydło says she did not ‘see eye to eye’ with British PM over issue following late-night talks in Warsaw<p>David Cameron has been warned that he faces two months of tough negotiations on his EU reform proposals after the Polish prime minister said Warsaw did not “see eye to eye” with the UK over …

Staying put in Poland: ‘The brave ones leave and the others feel inferior’

In Grajewo, a town of ‘22,000 people with nothing to do’, there is a shortage of skilled workers and resentment at suggestions Poles in UK are benefit scroungers<p>“I think Britain should leave the European Union. Then my brother and sister will come back to Poland,” half-joked Katarzyna Górecka. But …

70 lat temu zlikwidowano Litzmannstadt Getto

<b>Modlitwami na Cmentarzu Żydowskim rozpoczęły się w piątek w Łodzi główne obchody 70. rocznicy likwidacji Litzmannstadt Getto. Wcześniej w Parku</b> …