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Poland to phase out Sunday shopping by 2020

WARSAW, Poland - Poland's lawmakers have approved a law that will phase out Sunday shopping by the year 2020 despite criticism that it may eliminate thousands of jobs. Proposed by trade unions that want shop workers to spend more time with their families, the bill got support from the ruling party t

FOXNEWS - 2017-11-24 12:07:35

Poland - Factors to Watch Nov.24

Following are news stories, press reports and events to watch that may affect Poland's financial markets on Friday. ALL TIMES GMT (Poland: GMT + 1 hour): DATA Poland's statistics office to release October unemployment data at 0900 GMT. ELECTION A bill sponsored by Poland's ruling Law and Justice (

REUTERS - 2017-11-24 07:16:49

Poland Ordered to Cease Deforestation of UNESCO-Protected Forest

A ruling from the European court of justice has ordered Poland to immediately end its deforestation of a World Heritage List woodland or pay a hefty price. A Nov. 20 press release from the European government stated Polish officials are to cease the current management operations of the Biaowiea for

THE WEATHER CHANNEL - 2017-11-23 00:19:07

Rights groups urge end to Poland's overhaul of judiciary

WARSAW (Reuters) - Plans to overhaul Poland's judiciary would end the country's status as a democratic state based on the rule of law and should be scrapped, more than two dozen rights groups and non-governmental organizations said in a petition on Wednesday. The petition, backed by Amnesty Interna

REUTERS - 2017-11-22 17:57:49

White nationalist Richard Spencer banned from 26 European nations

A leading figure in the U.S. white nationalist movement said Wednesday that he hasn't received government confirmation of his reported ban from entering more than two dozen European countries. Poland's state-run news agency PAP says Polish authorities banned Richard Spencer from entering 26 countrie

LA TIMES - 2017-11-22 20:50:00

UPDATE 1-Poland's PGNiG signs first mid-term deal for LNG supplies from U.S.

(Adds details, quotes) WARSAW, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Poland's dominant gas firm PGNiG has signed its first mid-term deal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries from the United States, as part of a wider plan to cut its reliance on Russian supplies, it said on Tuesday. State-run PGNiG said that as p

BUSINESS INSIDER

Poland signs 5-year US natural gas import deal

Poland's state-owned oil and natural gas company signed a five-year deal Tuesday to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States. The deal is between Polish Oil and Gas Company Group (PGNiG) and Centrica LNG Co., for shipments between 2018 and 2022, the parties said. The gas will go thr

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Poland faces €100,000-a-day fines over illegal logging in Białowieża forest

Poland is given two weeks to end its destruction of the Unesco-protected forest in a landmark ruling by the European court of justice Logged trees are piled up in the Biaowiea Forest in eastern Poland. Photograph: Artur Reszko/EPA Poland is given two weeks to end its destruction of the Unesco-prot

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Bialowieza forest: EU threatens Poland with fine over logging

Europe's top court has given Poland 15 days to prove it has complied with a court order to stop logging in Europe's oldest forest or face fines of 100,000 ($118,000; 89,000) a day. The European Court of Justice said it was taking action to avoid serious and irreparable damage to the Bialowieza fores

BBC

Poland Resumes Work on Judicial Overhaul at Center of EU Dispute

Poland's ruling party will resume work on an overhaul of the nation's judiciary that's triggered an unprecedented threat of sanctions by the European Union and protests from groups who say the government is sliding toward authoritarianism. Parliament will begin debate Wednesday on a package of laws

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BRIEF-Poland's Asseco Q3 net profit rises to 288.6 mln zlotys

November 21, 2017 / 6:13 AM / Updated 6 minutes ago Nov 21 (Reuters) - ASSECO POLAND SA: * REPORTED ON MONDAY Q3 NET PROFIT OF 288.6 MILLION ZLOTYS VERSUS 82.1 MILLION ZLOTYS YEAR AGO * Q3 REVENUE OF 1.24 BILLION ZLOTYS VERSUS 1.9 BILLION ZLOTYS YEAR AGO * Q3 EBITDA 172.7 MILLION ZLOTYS, DOWN 38.

REUTERS

Poland's Kaczynski Set to Become Prime Minister, Report Says

Jaroslaw Kaczynski Photographer: John Guillemin/Bloomberg Polish ruling-party head Jaroslaw Kaczynski will take over as prime minister next month, Newsweek said, a move that would end weeks of speculation and give the eastern European nation's top job to its most-powerful politician. Kaczynski will

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Poland fury over 'attack' by EU's Tusk

The Polish government has accused EU Council President Donald Tusk of "attacking Poland" after he voiced alarm at the government's policies. "Today, by using his position to attack the Polish government, he is attacking Poland," Prime Minister Beata Szydlo tweeted. Her nationalist government has be

BBC

Ukraine, Poland Escalate Diplomatic Spat

Ukraine has summoned the Polish ambassador in Kyiv after Poland denied entry to a Ukrainian official in an escalation of a diplomatic spat over the two neighbors' troubled past. Poland's decision to refused entry on Saturday to the head of Ukraine's commemoration commission, Svyatoslav Sheremet, was

VOICE OF AMERICA

Tusk Says Poland Is Doing Kremlin's Work as EU Quarrel Escalates

Donald Tusk attends ceremonies on Poland's Independence Day in Warsaw on Nov. 17. European Council President Donald Tusk lashed out at Poland, suggesting the ruling Law & Justice party is forwarding Russian interests in what is an unprecedented attack by an EU leader on a member state's sitting gov

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'More girls, fewer skinheads': Poland's far right wrestles with changing image

The presence of Islamophobic, homophobic, antisemitic and white supremacist chants and banners at last weekend's March of Independence in Warsaw raised fears about the rise of the far right in Poland. But interviews with nationalist and far-right leaders and their opponents reveal a more nuanced pic

THE GUARDIAN

Facebook is still struggling with the difference between hate speech and censorship

On Nov. 11, thousands of people marched in the streets of Warsaw, Poland, to celebrate the country's Independence Day. The march attracted racist and neo-fascist groups as well as individuals from all over Europe emboldened by the global rise of the far right. International news was flooded with ima

QUARTZ

Coal Back as Flashpoint in Climate-Change Fight

Smokestacks and cooling towers emit smoke near Bergheim, Germany.Photographer: Wolfgang von Brauchitsch Coal emerged as the surprise winner from two weeks of international climate talks in Germany, with leaders of the host country and neighboring Poland joining Donald Trump in support of the dirties

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Poles Cry for 'Pure Blood' Again

If you want a sense of where Poland could be heading, look no further than the events last Saturday in Warsaw. Tens of thousands of people - many of them young men with crew cuts, but some parents with children, too - flocked to the Polish capital to celebrate Independence Day in a march organized i

NEW YORK TIMES

Yes, we can halt the rise of the international far right

The ugly nationalist march in Poland is part of an alarming global trend. It is for all of us - not just politicians - to resist it The ugly nationalist march in Poland is part of an alarming global trend. It is for all of us - not just politicians - to resist it Contact author Every journalism scho

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