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Large pro-EU protests across Poland amid fears the country could be leaving the bloc

Poles backing EU membership have taken part in protests across the country, amid fears it could leave the bloc. On Thursday Poland’s top court ruled that key articles of EU law were “incompatible” with the constitution. It sparked fears that Poland could exit the union, prompting calls for major demonstrations nationwide on Sunday. Organisers said […]

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‘Polexit’: Poland court ruling sparks fear of leaving European Union

Poland joined the EU in 2004, the country was the biggest success story of the bloc’s eastern expansion. But a ruling by Polish judges has sparked fears that a “Polexit”, to follow the UK’s Brexit from the EU, could one day cease to be an idea from political fiction. The judges said the EU laws […]

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Polish regions scrap anti-LGBT resolution after European Union threatened to pull funding

Three Polish regions voted to scrap resolutions that declared them free of “LGBT ideology”. It comes after the European Commission threatened to pull funding. The resolutions were first passed in 2019, with local authorities viewing campaigns for gay rights as an attack on “traditional”, Catholic values. Almost 100 other regions passed similar anti-LGBT resolutions that […]

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Poland imposes state of emergency on border with Belarus amid surge in migration

The Polish parliament upheld a state of emergency on the Belarus border amid a surge in migration and upcoming Russian-led military exercises. The law bans large gatherings and limits movement for 30 days in areas along Poland’s border with Belarus. Poland accuses Belarus of inducing migrants to fly there on the false promise of legal […]

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Poland’s parliament passes new media bill to ‘silence outlets critical of government’

Poland’s parliament has passed a new media bill that opponents say is an attempt to silence a TV channel critical of the government. The government says the law is needed to stop hostile foreign powers taking control of its broadcasters. But critics say it is an attempt to push US company Discovery to sell the […]

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Krystina Timanovskaya: Belarusian runner granted Polish visa after being thrown out from Olympic team

Runner from Belarus refused her team’s order to fly home early from the Olympics has been granted a humanitarian visa by Poland. Krystina Timanovskaya, 24, is at the Polish embassy in Tokyo after spending the night secured in a hotel under protection from Japanese police. She said she was forcibly taken to the airport for […]

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Krystina Timanovskaya: Belarus Olympic runner seeks asylum after being expelled from team

A Belarus sprinter who refused her team’s order to fly home early from the Olympics is seeking asylum in Poland, activists say. Krystina Timanovskaya spent the night secured in a hotel under protection from Japanese police, after saying she was forcibly taken to the airport for criticising coaches. She voiced fears for her safety if […]

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Russia expels diplomats in Germany, Sweden and Poland after they joined protests supporting Putin’s critic

Russia expelled three diplomats from Germany, Sweden and Poland for joining protests in support of opposition activist Alexei Navalny. The Russian foreign ministry said the three took part in “illegal demonstrations” on 23 January. The diplomats’ home countries have condemned the expulsions, as have the UK, France and the EU. Mr Navalny is a vociferous […]

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Now the mysterious monolith has POPPED itself on the riverbank of Vistula in Warsaw

Now the mysterious metal monolith has popped up on a riverbank in the Polish capital Warsaw after making several appearances in Europe and The Americas. Residents noticed the triangular pillar along the Vistula river while jogging during the morning. The structure is about 10 feet in height, has a dull silver-coloured surface, is held together […]

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Deadly bird influenza outbreak in Europe is spreading rapidly; At least 3.23 million birds dead or slaughtered

Poland is culling over 900,000 hens due to an avian influenza outbreak discovered on one single farm this week, state news agency PAP reported. The flu outbreak hit a farm in the village of Wroniawy, western part of Poland. “It is a farm of 930,000 laying hens. … A canal runs behind the farm, there […]

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Dutch cyclist SUSPENDED for nine months following horrific crash at Tour of Poland

Dutch cyclist Dylan Groenewegen has been suspended for nine months following a horrific crash in the Tour of Poland earlier this year. Groenewegen drifted into the path of fellow rider Fabio Jakobsen at the end of the first stage of the race in August, causing Jakobsen to collide with a barrier. 😕#TourDePologne pic.twitter.com/ZiGMrIOGFa — Paweł […]

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Poles buy flowers in BULK to help vendors facing bankruptcy amid coronavirus pandemic

Polish citizens are buying armloads of chrysanthemums to help out flower vendors who unexpectedly faced bankruptcy when the government ordered all cemeteries locked due to COVID-19 during a traditional memorial weekend. The first day of November – All Saints’ Day – and the day after are among key holidays in this predominantly Catholic nation, when […]