Andrzej Duda

NATO eastern flank members pledge closer ties, citing Russia

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Nine NATO nations on the alliance's eastern flank pledged Friday to cooperate more to increase their security in light of what they called an "aggressive" Russia that threatens their vision of a free, peaceful Europe.<p>Eight presidents and one parliament speaker held the third …

Europe

Polish leader voices disapproval of German-Russia pipeline

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president on Tuesday expressed his country's disapproval of a planned Russian-German gas pipeline during a visit by the German president.<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda said at a joint news conference with Frank-Walter Steinmeier that he believes Nord Stream 2 would …

Europe

Poland says Russian gas pipeline is a 'new hybrid weapon'

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister on Monday called a planned Russian gas pipeline, Nord Stream 2, a "new hybrid weapon" and says Moscow wants to use it to undermine NATO and the European Union.<p>Mateusz Morawiecki called Nord Stream 2 "a poisoned pill of European security" as he addressed …

Russia

Andrzej Duda (President of the Republic of Poland) on Security Council: Maintenance of international peace and security - Security Council Media Stakeout (17 May 2018)

Andrzej Duda (President of the Republic of Poland) on Security Council: Maintenance of international peace and security - Security Council Media …

UN Security Council

Polish president seeks November referendum on constitution

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president said Thursday that he wants Poles to vote in a referendum in November on whether they support changing the constitution.<p>The conservative ruling Law and Justice party, on whose ticket President Andrzej Duda was elected, has in the past called for replacing …

Europe

Ethiopia not ready for foreign investment in telecoms, banking:...

WARSAW (Reuters) - Ethiopia is not yet ready for foreign investments in its telecoms and banking sectors, but is interested in developing its manufacturing, Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome Wirtu said on Tuesday.<p>Poland's President Andrzej Duda welcomes his Ethiopian counterpart Mulatu Teshome …

Telecoms

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed, church bells tolled and yellow paper daffodils of remembrance dotted the crowd as Polish and Jewish leaders …

Heroism

Poland: President Andrzej Duda vetoes bill demoting communist-era officers

The law allowed for communist-era generals to be demoted to the rank of privates. Duda said the bill was unfair as it did not provide any legal …

Europe

Polish president vetoes plan to demote communist-era army officers

PR dla Zagranicy<p>Poland’s president has vetoed a bill that sought to strip top communist-era military officers of their ranks, some of them …

Poland

Poland strikes $4.75bn Patriot missile defence deal with US

Poland has struck a $4.75bn deal with the US for a Patriot missile defence system, the central European country’s biggest weapons procurement.<p>The …

Europe

Poland’s Child

WARSAW – According to recent reports, the US Department of State warned Poland’s foreign ministry that it would suspend high-level meetings if the …

Europe

Poland signs US$4.75B contract to buy US Patriot system

Polish defense minister Mariusz Blaszczak on Wednesday signed a contract in Warsaw to buy U.S. Patriot air and missile defense systems.<p>The contract …

News (China)

Six countries are 'planning state boycotts of the 2018 World Cup in Russia to show solidarity with Britain'

SIX countries are also planning state boycotts of the World Cup in Russia to show solidarity with Britain.<p>Officials from the close ally nations are …

Russia

Poland to send 50 more troops to Afghanistan: president

PR dla Zagranicy<p>Poland will send 50 more soldiers to Afghanistan as part of NATO’s Resolute Support training and advisory mission, the country’s …

Afghanistan

Polish president flies to Hungary to celebrate friendly ties

During his two-day visit, the Polish head of state was expected to discuss a mix of regional, European and NATO issues with his Hungarian counterpart …

Europe

Denmark, Ireland mull steps against Russia over spy attack

Denmark is considering taking steps in addition to measures already taken against Russia by the 28-nation European Union, the country’s prime …

Europe

Poland clamps down on environmental defenders ahead of UN climate talks

Poland recently passed a bill that bans spontaneous protests and allows police surveillance at this year’s world climate summit. Civil society groups …

Rights & Freedoms

Poland’s Child-Like State

The Polish government's wholesale refusal to admit any guilt or own up to mistakes speaks to a deep-seated immaturity. Recently, when the US …

Europe

Talks under way for Polish president to meet Trump later this year: aide

PR dla Zagranicy<p>Talks are under way for Poland’s president to meet US leader Donald Trump later this year, a presidential aide in Warsaw said on …

Europe

Putin using World Cup like Hitler used 1936 Olympics: UK’s Boris Johnson

PR dla Zagranicy<p>Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has agreed with a remark that the upcoming World Cup in Russia could be used by Vladimir …

Poland

Law On Holocaust Rhetoric Unconstitutional, Polish Attorney General Says

(JTA) — The Polish attorney general’s office described as partly unconstitutional a law passed last month that criminalizes blaming Poland for Nazi …

Jewish Culture

German Chancellor to hold talks in Warsaw

PR dla Zagranicy<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to pay a visit to Warsaw on Monday to hold talks on the next EU budget, migration and military and …

Europe

Merkel hopes Poland can satisfy EU concerns over judicial reform | Reuters

WARSAW (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she hoped authorities in Warsaw would satisfy Europe’s concerns over the rule of law in Poland, as the two countries also faced gaps to bridge over migration and a new gas pipeline.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel is sworn-in by …

Europe

We want close partnership with Poland: new German FM

PR dla Zagranicy<p>Germany’s new foreign minister said on Friday ahead of a trip to Warsaw that he wants “close partnership” with Poland, despite …

Europe

Reps. Hoyer, Price and Schneider: Poland’s Censorship Law Ignores Its History and Undermines Its Future

In recent months, we have seen a dramatic and troubling rise in anti-Semitism across the globe. Even more alarming, it has spread after being …

Rights & Freedoms

Germany's new foreign minister holds talks in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany's new foreign minister arrived Friday in Poland for talks on the European Union's future and security and on the two …

Europe

Polish President Recently Rejected Call From Tillerson, Aides Say

Warsaw, Poland (AP) -- Aides to Polish President Andrzej Duda have tacitly confirmed media reports that the president recently refused to accept a …

Donald Trump

Trump and Poland: From Love to Hate in Under Nine Months

Last July, Trump thought the Polish people were ‘so fantastic,’ and many shared that opinion of him. Now, it’s ‘don’t call us, we’ll call you.’ …

Europe

Poland’s President Stops Short of Apology for 1968 Jewish Purge

Poland doesn’t need to apologize for an antisemitic purge carried out by the communist regime 50 years ago although the exile of Jewish citizens was …

Israel

Poland's Andrzej Duda apologises to Jews expelled in 1968

<b>Polish President Andrzej Duda has apologised to Jews driven out of the country by the communist authorities in 1968.</b><p>Poland regretted the "shameful act", he said, paying tribute to thousands of Jews who were forced out.<p>During his speech some protesters shouted "hypocrite" and "shame", local media …

Europe