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Poland's President Thanks Trump for Battling 'Fake News'

Andrzej Duda Poland's President Andrzej Duda thanked U.S. counterpart Donald Trump for fighting fake news, saying that his country's leaders are also the victim of false reports accusing them of undermining democracy and the rule of law. "President Trump just stressed again the power of fake news,"

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Poland says new EU renewables target very hard to meet

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will find it almost impossible to meet an ambitious new target for renewable energy use backed this week by European lawmakers, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski said on Thursday. Under draft measures approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday, renewable energy w

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Germany and Poland look to experts on reparations row

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and Poland said on Wednesday they would consider setting up a commission to explore Polish calls for reparations for German actions during World War Two. Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has revived the issue of war compensation although the government has stop


EU is not at war with Poland, says EU's Juncker

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is not at war with Poland and is not set on sanctioning the country "come what may", European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday. The EU executive deployed Article 7 of the 2009 Lisbon Treaty for the first time in December, giving Wars


UPDATE 1-Regulator rejects Raiffeisen's plan for new bank in Poland

(Adds Raiffeisen CEO comment, more detail) WARSAW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Poland's financial market regulator said on Tuesday it would not approve a plan by Austrian bank Raiffeisen Bank International to set up a new bank in Poland. RBI wanted to create the new bank to take on a batch of mainly Swiss


Motor racing-Poland's Kubica to be Williams F1 reserve driver

January 16, 2018 / 11:48 AM / Updated 15 minutes ago LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Poland's former grand prix winner Robert Kubica will be the reserve and development driver for Williams this season, the Formula One team said on Tuesday. Russian Sergey Sirotkin was earlier announced as a race driver f


Opinion today: Poland vs the EU

This article is from today's FT Opinion email. Sign up to receive a daily digest of the big issues straight to your inbox. The EU is on course for a confrontation with Poland. Its Law and Justice government has alarmed Brussels with recent moves to take control of the state broadcaster and a new set


Europe's biggest test will come in Poland

Poland was where the second world war started and where the Soviet empire began to crumble. Now the country may once again play a crucial role in European history. A struggle between the European Commission in Brussels and the Polish government is shaping up as an existential test for the EU. In Dec


OUT: LGBTQ Poland by Maciek Nabrdalik review – Poles apart

Portraits from OUT: LGBTQ Poland, shaded according to how open the subjects felt they could be about their sexuality. Photograph: Maciek Nabrdalik/VII In 2015, the newly elected president of Poland, Andrzej Duda, immediately announced that he was against marriage equality and, when asked if he wou


Poland's government reshuffle boosts support for ruling party

WARSAW (Reuters) - Public support for Poland's ruling conservatives has risen while backing for the biggest opposition party fell as a recent government reshuffle helped ease voters' dissatisfaction with Warsaw's clashes with the EU, an opinion poll showed. According to the IPSOS poll, concluded on


US VP Pence, Poland's PM exchange invites to visit

Poland's government says U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki have exchanged invitations to visit and the details are to be worked out soon. Pence and Morawiecki, who took office last month, spoke on the phone Friday. They stressed their nations' very good bi


EU executive, chair Bulgaria eye deal with Poland to avert clash

SOFIA (Reuters) - The European Commission and Bulgaria, the incoming EU chair, believe a showdown on suspending Poland from the bloc over democracy concerns can be averted in the coming months, officials said on Friday. Last month, the Commission gave Warsaw three months to amend judiciary reforms


Head of Poland's top judicial body resigns over new rules

WARSAW, Poland - The head of Poland's top judicial body has resigned over new regulations pushed by the conservative ruling party that give politicians the power to choose the body's members. The new law regulating the National Council of the Judiciary has drawn criticism in Poland and condemnation


Marcin Gortat welcomed a D.C. teacher and two of her students to Poland

Marcin Gortat and the Polish embassy have collaborated to offer Wizards fans a crash course in Polish culture at one home game every season since he was traded to Washington in 2013. Last summer, Gortat, who will celebrate his fifth Polish Heritage Night with the Wizards at Saturday's game against t


Poland's new environment minister signals little change on forest logging

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will comply with an EU court order to stop cutting trees in Bialowieza forest, except where public safety has to be ensured, its new environment minister said on Friday - words certain to disappoint campaigners who want logging to end there. A UNESCO World Heritage site, B


Polish MPs back even tougher restrictions on abortion

The Polish parliament has rejected proposed legislation to liberalise abortion laws, voting instead to pass proposals for tough new restrictions to a parliamentary committee for further scrutiny. Poland already has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe, with terminations permitted onl


Poland's lawmakers approve controversial electoral law

Poland's lawmakers have approved a controversial electoral law that critics say will give the ruling party influence over the voting procedure and will allow more room for vote rigging. The lower house voted late Wednesday to approve the legislation that will govern elections, beginning this fall. I


Poland's Enea extends planned outages at its two 560 MW units

January 11, 2018 / 3:21 PM / Updated 3 hours ago WARSAW, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Poland's state-run utility Enea has extended planned outages at its two 560 megawatt (MW) coal-fuelled units at the Kozienice power plant, it said on Thursday. Enea extended the outage at unit B9, which started on Jan. 1, t


Democratic elections in Poland face a new threat

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events The democratic backsliding in Poland continues under the leadership of the Law and Justice (PiS) government. Over the past two years, PiS has gradually strippe


Poland's president: EU institutions led to 'disillusionment'

WARSAW, Poland - Poland's president says that European Union institutions bear some responsibility for what he called "social disillusionment" with integration, and has called on them to be more attentive to the needs of member nations. Andrzej Duda was speaking Thursday at a New Year's reception fo