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Polish anti-abortion activists borrow tactics from US in push for total ban

As Poland debates the most restrictive abortion law in Europe, campaigners have invoked genocide – but pro-choice Poles too have imported imagery from the US<p>Six years ago, Polish activists made international headlines when they compared abortion to genocide. In the city of Poznań, posters depicting …

Europe

Polish prime minister favours total ban on abortion

As vote on issue looms in Warsaw parliament, Beata Szydło of Law & Justice party says she supports making terminations illegal<p>The Polish prime minister, Beata Szydło, said she backs moves towards a total ban on abortion, in a sign the nationalist government may be set to turn its attention to the …

Europe

Poland Urged by Schulz to Solve Top Court Row at EU Summit

The Polish government needs to find a way out of its constitutional row and take international concerns about the erosion of its democracy into …

Europe

‘The situation in Poland’ — Europe’s new scapegoat

When an EU country elects a government with nationalist or Eurosceptic policies, the European Parliament calls an urgent investigation into ‘the situation’ in that country. When Victor Orban became Prime Minister of Hungary in 2010 for example, the European Parliament called a debate entitled ‘the …

Do you speak 2016?

It is impossible to know what new words will become fashionable in the year ahead: some of the buzzwords of 2016 have not yet been coined. But a few …

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Europe’s new headache

THE genius of democracy is that voters can boot out a government without damaging the state. But sometimes a new government, not content with …

Europe

Smolensk air crash: Poland's Tusk targeted by new government

<b>A Polish government spokeswoman has called for former Prime Minister Donald Tusk to be put on trial for his handling of the 2010 air disaster in which President Lech Kaczynski died.</b><p>Mr Kaczynski's Law and Justice party never accepted an inquiry that found the Smolensk crash was an accident.<p>The …

Europe

Polish minister tries to ban Nobel winner's ‘pornographic’ play

Piotr Gliński’s move seen by civil liberties groups as a sign country is poised for a return to draconian state censorship<p>Poland’s new culture minister wants to ban a production by one of the country’s leading theatre companies of a play by a Nobel prize-winning author, claiming public money must …

Europe

Czechs to represent Poland at EU summit on migration - PM

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic will represent Poland’s interests at a European Union migration summit in Malta, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Wednesday, after Warsaw’s political schedule clashed with the meeting.<p>Czech Republic's Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka arrives at a …

North Africa

Poland Names Ministers for New Government

Law and Justice Party nominates pro-U.S. hawks to foreign-affairs and defense roles<p>WARSAW—Poland’s incoming governing party said pro-U.S. policy hawks would hold key defense and foreign-affairs positions in the new cabinet as the country seeks more allied presence in the face of an increasingly …

Europe

The new Polish government’s energy policy: expect more State, less market

The new Polish government will not just resist ambitious EU climate targets, it will also increase the role of the State in the energy sector, write …

Europe

Energy for the Baltics: EU policies and national actions

<i>The Commission has set out a set of joint goals aimed at coordinating the EU member states steps in their energy policies. These goals include</i> …

UK energy policy 'deters investors'

<b>The UK's international reputation for a strong and well-balanced energy policy has taken another knock.</b><p>It has lost its previous triple-A rating from the World Energy Council (WEC) - a global body representing the energy sector.<p>The authors of the WEC report said a vacuum in energy policy since the …

Energy Policy

Poland lurches to right with election of Law and Justice party

Exit poll points to Beata Szydło becoming the country’s next prime minister as ruling party concedes defeat<p>Poland has consolidated its rightwing shift after exit polls showed voters had handed an absolute majority in its parliamentary election to Law and Justice, a Eurosceptic party that is against …

Europe

Poland elections: Conservatives secure decisive win

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1203000/1203023_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524142076_10f93dab1b73e89d70a5384e66c4aa82<p><b>Poland's opposition Law and Justice party - conservative and Eurosceptic - has won parliamentary elections.</b><p>Preliminary results gave the party 37.6% of …

Europe

Fear and xenophobia poison Polish polls

The country is thriving, but the rightwing Law and Justice party’s anti-migrant and introspective campaign has won over many voters before Sunday’s election<p>Call it the Polish paradox. As voters head to the ballot box on Sunday to pick a new parliament, the mood is decidedly at odds with the …

Europe

Poland's PM candidates to meet for TV debate

There will be three blocks discussing various subjects, which will be the first time Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and PiS candidate Beata Szydło meet …

First gas interconnector Poland – Lithuania ends energy isolation of the Baltic States - New Europe

Click for full view<p>Up Next<p>Astronomers discuss about possibly finding an alien megastructure Oct 15, 2015<p>BND spied on several German allies until late …

Poland’s second city to ban coal use after anti-smog law approved

Krakow says it will introduce a ban on burning coal in households, offices and restaurants, despite protection of the industry becoming an election issue<p>The Mayor of Krakow has told the Guardian he will introduce a ban on coal use in households, offices, government buildings and restaurants after …

Europe

Two clean energy firms go bust within hours 'because of Tory U-turn on energy policy'

Two of the UK’s leading clean energy companies have gone into administration on the same day, blaming the Government's U-turn on energy policy.<p>Nearly …

Poland Launches Effort To Help Arm E. European Allies

WARSAW — Poland’s Defense Ministry has launched its much-awaited Regional Security Assistance Program (ReSAP) to help bolster armament efforts of …

Vatican acts after Polish priest reveals homosexuality

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Poland starting to build large coal-energy group - PM Kopacz

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has started to build a large fuel-energy group with its decision to transfer the European Union’s largest coal miner to a state-controlled fund to avoid the miner’s bankruptcy, Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said.<p>Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz (R) and European Parliament …

European Union

78 pianists in renowned Chopin competition in Poland

Artur Szklener, head of the organizing National Frederic Chopin Institute, said that among the competition's aims is to promote talents but also to establish standards for performing the works of Chopin, who was "not a typical composer or performer" of his time, in the 19th century.<p>A leading world …

Flute

Central banker: Poland has a ‘sick job market’

PR dla Zagranicy<p>The head of the National Bank of Poland (NBP), Marek Belka, has said that Poland’s labour situation needs to “be more …

Wind Energy Growth in Europe Seen Slower After Policy Changes

Europe’s wind power industry will grow substantially slower than anticipated over the next 15 years because changes to the region’s climate and …

Renewable Energy