updated Thu. December 7, 2023
April 27, 2018
During Germany's occupation of Poland during the war, the Polish government-in-exile struggled to warn the world of the mass killing of Jews - a message that was largely ignored. The Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum also weighed in, saying "there is no law in Poland that would glorify collaborators of the German NazisÃâÃÂ ...
April 26, 2018
Here in the Bay Area, I was heartened to speak recently with several visiting Polish government officials and intellectuals who expressed their opposition to the law in moderate tones. Contemplating the legal recourse to be taken, questions loom large: Will the government rescind or revise the law, and if theÃâÃÂ ...
April 25, 2018
The move comes six months after Invenergy formally notified the Polish government of its intention to seek international arbitration if the dispute was not resolved in an amicable way. Since then, Invenergy said it had received continued denials from the Polish government. "The Polish government's lack ofÃâÃÂ ...
April 25, 2018
WASHINGTON: The Polish government is working to renegotiate an arms deal approved by the State Department last year for the U.S.-made HIMARS long-range rocket artillery system after experiencing some sticker shock when seeing the final price tag. The $250 million package for the rocket launcherÃâÃÂ ...
Human Rights Watch
April 16, 2018
During a visit last week to Warsaw, the European Commission's vice president, Frans Timmermans, hinted about possible solutions to the Polish government's attacks on the country's judicial system. Let's hope they don't include a wobbly compromise that does little to address the damage done by aÃâÃÂ ...
April 11, 2018
A recent tax ruling issued by the Polish Finance Ministry is causing renewed friction between the government and cryptocurrency traders. Digital currency traders in the country are protesting against the stipulation issued by the government which states that taxes will be levied all crypto transactionsÃâÃÂ ...
April 1, 2018
Jamaica's honorary consul of Poland, Irena Cousins, was in February invested by Charge d'Affaires of the Polish Embassy in Caracas Milena Lukasiewicz with the second highest civilian honour - the Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Merit. It is the class in the Order of Merit awarded to SirÃâÃÂ ...
March 26, 2018
Stanisław Żaryn, a spokesman for Poland's special services chief, told the TVP Info news channel: “This was an official involved in projects of key importance to the Polish energy sector and he had access to key information on energy projects that the Polish government is conducting... this was veryÃâÃÂ ...
March 25, 2018
The Bill would give power to the Polish Government to subject human rights defenders to state-led surveillance including access and storing all personal ... The CSOs demanded the Polish Government to repeal the harmful Act, reminding the Government of Poland to uphold their legal and human rightsÃâÃÂ ...
EU Policies (blog)
March 25, 2018
Poland already has some of the strictest anti-abortion legislation in Europe. Under current law, women in Poland are only legally allowed to have an abortion if the life of the foetus is at risk, the pregnancy would be a threat to the woman's health or if the pregnancy was a result of a crime like rape or incest.
March 24, 2018
Changes introduced by the Polish government since 2015 are described as “a shocking indictment of the status of the rule of law in a European country in the second decade of the 21st century”, in a document to be sent by an Irish High Court judge to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg. Ms Justice AileenÃâÃÂ ...
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
March 23, 2018
Retired Archbishop Henryk Muszynski of Gniezno said the Polish government “still relentlessly insists it won't accept a single one.” He said the government often states that it would not take refugees from Africa because it helped Ukrainians and Middle East refugees. He spoke amid controversy over theÃâÃÂ ...
March 23, 2018
Women and men across Poland are organising a guerilla resistance to the Polish government's attempts to further restrict access to abortion. Farmers, teachers, CEOs and architects are among those moonlighting as abortion activists when their day jobs are over, preparing to rally people to the streets forÃâÃÂ ...
March 22, 2018
Poland's government distanced itself Thursday from comments made by the prime minister's father, who claimed Jews willingly entered ghettos during the German occupation of Poland to get away from their Christian neighbors. The comment by Kornel Morawiecki, a senior lawmaker and father of PrimeÃâÃÂ ...
March 8, 2018
Minister Anna Maria Anders, the Polish government's pointwoman on international dialogue, was speaking after a visit to Washington, where she took part in a three-day conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), one of the most influential Jewish organisations in the United States.
February 28, 2018
The European Parliament is set to vote for a resolution tomorrow (1 March) condemning the descent into authoritarianism of the Polish government and calling on the Commission and Council to act unless Warsaw backs down and respects EU fundamental rights and the rule of law. Measures the PolishÃâÃÂ ...
February 26, 2018
(JTA) — A “Polocaust” museum dedicated to non-Jewish Polish victims of the Nazis will not be built, a Polish government minister who supported the idea said. Deputy Culture Minister Jaroslaw Sellin on Monday walked back his support of the idea, floated last week by writer and scholar Marek Kochan inÃâÃÂ ...
February 20, 2018
We cannot let the Polish government erase its role in the Holocaust. A still from the Polish National ... This ad is part of a larger initiative by the Polish government to absolve itself of blame for the Holocaust and place blame on the "real" perpetrators: the Germans. However, while some Poles did save Jews,ÃâÃÂ ...
February 18, 2018
“The comments of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during a discussion in Munich were by no means intended to deny the Holocaust, or charge the Jewish victims of the Holocaust with responsibility for what was a Nazi German perpetrated genocide,” the Polish government said in a statement releasedÃâÃÂ ...
February 13, 2018
Sorry, it appears as though your operating system and/or web browser does not support modern standards. Please consider updating your web browser. A grandmother who endured deportation from occupied Poland to remote Siberia during the Second World War has been honoured by the PolishÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
Plan to honour a Polish-born war hero with a memorial in his adopted Scottish home city have received a huge financial boost. The Polish Government has pledged ÃâÃÂ£18,000 to the General Stanislaw Maczek Trust, taking a project launched by late Angus peer Lord Fraser of Carmyllie closer to its ÃâÃÂ£85,000ÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
During a recent conference in Germany, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has come under fire for controversial comments that he made while speaking at a conference in Germany where he accused the Jews of being one the perpetrators of the Holocaust. The Polish government later attempted toÃâÃÂ ...