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  • Poland: Warsaw will oppose shift to multi-speed EU


    POLAND will fight the idea of a multi-speed European Union at the bloc’s forthcoming anniversary summit, the ruling conservative party’s leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski declared yesterday.

    Leaders from France, Germany, Spain and Italy called earlier this month for groups of...

    Tuesday 21st Mar 2017

    posted by in World

  • Poles seek WWII Ukrainian nazi’s extradition


    POLISH prosecutors said yesterday that they would seek the extradition of a Ukrainian WWII nazi collaborator and war criminal harboured by the United States.

    Michael Karkoc was identified last year as a company commander of the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defence Legion on the basis of...

    Tuesday 14th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Poland protests condemn media clampdown


    Third day of demonstrations over restrictions on free press

    Monday 19th Dec 2016

    posted by Ben Chacko in World

  • Poland: Ukrainian nazi officer ‘harboured by the US’


    POLISH experts are probing whether the US harboured a World War II Ukrainian nazi officer for decades, a prosecutor announced on Thursday.

    The Associated Press news agency identified Michael Karkoc as a commander of a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defence Legion, which is accused...

    Saturday 19th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Poland: Autopsy begins on body of president killed in air crash


    AUTOPSIES on the bodies of late Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife, who both died in a plane crash in 2010, began yesterday following their midnight exhumation.

    The autopsies were ordered by the right-wing Law and Justice Party (PiS) government in a revival of a conspiracy...

    Wednesday 16th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Poland: Protesters reject EU free-trade deals


    HUNDREDS of people protested in the streets of Warsaw at the weekend against free-trade agreements that the European Union is pursuing with the US and Canada.

    A rally organised by non-governmental group Akcja Democracja, with backing from trade unions and several small opposition...

    Monday 17th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Poland: Teachers rally opposition to school system ‘reforms’


    TEACHERS held protests yesterday afternoon over a government plan to overhaul the state school system, putting pressure on the ruling conservative Law and Justice party.

    The Polish Teachers Union had urged teachers and parents to protest in 17 towns to show opposition to government...

    Tuesday 11th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Poland: Plans to ban abortion totally dropped after mass protests


    POLAND’S conservative government seemingly abandoned a proposed total ban on abortion yesterday after mass protests and strikes by women.

    Science and Higher Education Minister Jaroslaw Gowin said the demonstrations had “caused us to think and taught us humility.”

    ...

    Thursday 6th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Thousands turn out to oppose total abortion ban


    by Our Foreign Desk

    THOUSANDS of Poles, many dressed in black, rallied in front of parliament in Warsaw at the weekend to protest against proposed legislation for a complete ban on abortion.

    Many women plan to follow up this protest by staging an all-out strike today.

    ...

    Monday 3rd Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Poland: Brussels slams Warsaw over Constitutional Court attack


    THE European Union took the first step towards sanctioning Poland yesterday over the government’s stand-off with the Constitutional Court.

    The European Commission sent a “highly critical opinion” to Warsaw regarding its changes to the power of the court, which it says...

    Thursday 2nd Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World


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