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Poland asks Germany to return archival documents about war crimes and saving Jews - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

The parliamentary team for estimating the amount of compensation due to Poland from Germany, which is led by Law and Justice Party lawmaker Arkadiusz Mularczyk, wants to recover historical documents from Germany regarding the period of the Nazi occupation, which were transferred there from 1961 to 1

JTA - 2018-05-21 11:40:47

Poland stops 'Russian hybrid war groups'

Poland has arrested a Russian woman suspected of working with accomplices to foment tension with neighbouring Ukraine, Polish security officials say. Poland's internal security agency, the AWB, said "Yekaterina C" would be expelled soon. Four other people are now barred from entering Poland. AWB spo


Poland's zloty in traders' crosshairs over EU dispute

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'Safe haven' Poland to enjoy stable rates until at least 2019: central bank head

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish interest rates are likely to remain on hold until the end of 2019 and possibly longer as the country enjoys moderate inflation and can be seen as a safe haven amid global turbulence, central bank Governor Adam Glapinski said. FILE PHOTO: Poland's central bank governor-desi


Poland Shines Light on Why It's Not More Grateful for EU Aid

According to Mateusz Morawiecki, whose government is in a fight with the European Commission over democratic values that could curb development funds in the bloc’s post-2020 budget, more money leaks back across Poland’s borders than it gets. That’s despite Poland being by far the largest destination


Body of last missing miner found in Poland; death toll is 5

WARSAW, Poland –Officials in Poland say that the body of the last missing miner has been found, raising to five the death toll from an earthquake that hit a colliery in southern Poland 11 days ago.


Poland's PGE wants its offshore wind to be ready to build in 2021

WARSAW, May 16 (Reuters) - Poland’s biggest power company. PGE. expects its Baltic Sea wind farms to achieve ready-to-build status in 2021, Chief Executive Henryk Baranowski said on Wednesday.


Polish Rate Hikes Stay Distant as Global Push to Tighten Falters

Maintaining the rate differential with major economies won’t be a challenge any time soon for Governor Adam Glapinski as he looks to extend Poland’s longest-ever policy pause at least through next year. While Polish inflation rebounded more than forecast last month and the zloty depreciates, the Mon


Poland's PGE reports first-quarter profit of 935 mln zlotys, lower...

WARSAW, May 15 (Reuters) - Poland’s biggest power group PGE on Tuesday reported a net profit of 935 million zlotys ($258.39 million) in the first quarter, 3 percent down year on year and slightly lower than the utility’s estimate of 959 million zlotys.


Poland says more concessions to EU on court reforms would be difficult

WARSAW (Reuters) - It will be difficult for Poland to offer further concessions to the European Commission in a dispute over the country's judicial reforms, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Tuesday. The EU executive on Monday gave Poland until late June to settle the row over the independ


Czech cola maker Kofola seeks acquisitions, or exit, in Poland

PRAGUE, May 15 (Reuters) - Czech soft drinks maker Kofola Ceskoslovensko is ready to quit the tough Polish market unless it can find an acquisition in the coming months to expand its portfolio, the company said on Tuesday.


Poland needs offshore wind and nuclear power, says official

KATOWICE, Poland, May 15 (Reuters) - Poland needs to invest in wind farms in the Baltic Sea and in nuclear power, the government official responsible for power and gas infrastructure Piotr Naimski said on Tuesday.


Poland apologizes after police interrupt Karl Marx meeting

A conference organizer, Tymoteusz Kochan, said three police officers acting on prosecutors’ orders questioned organizers and photographed scholarly publications. Prosecutors confirmed that they ordered the police check.


Poland - Factors to Watch May 14

Rescuers searching for three Polish miners trapped almost a kilometre underground since a tunnel collapsed eight days ago have found two bodies, taking the death toll from the incident to four, coal company JSW said on Sunday.


The Tumultuous History Of Jews In Poland

The political landscape of Poland is changing, and like many countries, it's moving to the right. In the past, changes like that have been devastating for Jews who lived there. In light of the last election, some experts believe antisemitism could once again threaten Polish culture.


Polish lawmakers OK controversial plans for new mega airport

According to the government’s plans, the airport is to be built in central Poland by the end of 2027, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Warsaw and near a highway leading toward Berlin and Western Europe. It is initially to serve some 45 million passengers a year, along with huge cargo traffic betwe


Battle for Democracy Rages in Poland as Opposition Gains Ground

Poland's biggest opposition group brought 50,000 people to the streets of Warsaw on Saturday to protest what they see as the government's efforts to restrict democracy and distance the nation from the European Union. Protesters carrying Poland and EU flags, and signs calling for "freedom, equality a


Poland’s MPs vote to cut their salaries by 20%

The bill, which will cut deputies’ salaries from their current level of PLN 10,000 zlotys ($2,800) per month was voted through late on Thursday night, largely by MPs from Law and Justice. Most opposition MPs did not take part in vote.


Cold War review – wounded love and state-sponsored fear in 1940s Poland

The torn curtain of love is the theme of Paweł Pawlikowski’s mysterious, musically glorious and visually ravishing film set in cold war Poland and beyond. The crystalline black-and-white cinematography exalts its moments of intimate grimness and its dreamlike showpieces of theatrical display. It is


Jersey City Argues Over a Statue, and Politicians in Poland Weigh In

JERSEY CITY — Towering buildings loom over the plaza, and the skyline of Lower Manhattan rises just across the Hudson River. Yet, even against such an imposing backdrop, the statue holds its own, drawing eyes with its provocative display of a soldier impaled by a bayonet, standing more than 30 feet