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  • Poland: ‘Freedom’ march protests at government authoritianism

    TENS of thousands of Poles marched through Warsaw at the weekend in protest at the far-right government’s authoritarian policies.

    Speakers at Saturday’s “march of freedom” slammed the Law and Justice Party administration’s attacks on the independent...

    Monday 8th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Poland hits out at Macron over Putin comparison

    POLAND condemned yesterday insults from neoliberal French presidential favourite Emmanuel Macron.

    At a campaign rally on Monday, Mr Macron accused the leaders of Poland, Hungary and Russia of supporting far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen.

    “You know the...

    Wednesday 3rd May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Poland: Tusk testifies to Russian collusion probe

    EUROPEAN Council president Donald Tusk testified in an probe into alleged intelligence collusion with Russia in his native Poland yesterday.

    A few hundred supporters and opponents gathered at Warsaw’s main railway station as he arrived earlier in the day.

    Mr Tusk is a...

    Thursday 20th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Poland: Protesters take on ‘fascist-lite’ crash remembrance services

    ANTI-GOVERNMENT protests will take place in Poland today as state ceremonies mark the anniversary of the Smolensk air crash that killed then president Lech Kaczynski and 94 others in 2010.

    Mr Kaczynski’s twin brother Jaroslav chairs the ruling Law and Justice party and continues...

    Monday 10th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Poland: Education changes fears spark strike

    POLAND’S teachers walked out yesterday in protest at a shake-up of the country’s schools that they fear could lead to thousands of them losing their jobs and the imposition of a right-wing curriculum.

    The Polish Teachers Union (ZNP) said that teachers at about half of the...

    Saturday 1st Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • 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