78th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II
The Second World War began on September 1, 1939 with the German attack on Poland. German aggression was compounded on September 17 when the Soviet Army joined the war, attacking Poland from the east. The defensive war lasted until October 6, 1939, when the Polish Army’s regular battles with the aggressors ended.
Poland remembers Warsaw Rising
Commemorations started in Poland on Monday to mark 73 years since the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising, the bloody WWII insurgency against the city's German occupiers.
President to veto two judicial bills, says will sign bill on common courts
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday said he had decided to veto two judicial bills backed by the government and passed by both houses of parliament. President's spokesman informed that the third act - the common courts bill - would be signed.
Polish PM: We want to introduce democratic scrutiny over the judicial community
In a televised address to the nation on Thursday, the Prime Minister referred to the proposed reform of the justice system. The legislation process is currently pending.
Polish PM: We will carry reform of the justice system to its completion
PiS is consistent in carrying out the reform of the judiciary, we will carry it out to the end, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo announced on Tuesday. She said that at the moment, the judiciary is on the side of corporations, not citizens.
Polish Minister of Culture signs an agreement with UNESCO
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Gliński said that the organization in Krakow of the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee brings great prestige to Poland.
Jarosław Kaczyński: The EU has been dominated by one person
An interview with Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Law and Justice party.
Poland marks Auschwitz liberation anniversary
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the WWII German-Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp.
American soldiers land in Wrocław
Two hundred and fifty American soldiers landed in the south-western Polish city of Wrocław on Saturday as NATO bolsters its eastern flank, aiming to reassure US allies fearful of Russian aggression.
Poland’s patrons in 2017
Jozef Pilsudski, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Joseph Conrad and Brother Albert Chmielowski have been named as Poland’s patrons for 2017. 2017 is also the Year of the River Vistula. This was decided by a resolution adopted by the Polish parliament.
Polish state acquires Czartoryski art collection
The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage on Thursday signed an agreement finalising the purchase of an art collection that includes Leonardo da Vinci's painting Lady with an Ermine.
Civic Platform’s restrictions
Refusal to award Telewizja Trwam a licence, raids on editorial offices by the Internal Security Agency, surveillance of journalists – these are examples of how the Civic Platform (PO) and Polish People’s party (PSL) coalition government treated the media.
Poland marks 35 years since the introduction of martial law
Martial law was introduced in the territory of Poland governed by the communist authorities on 13 December 1981. On the 35th anniversary of the introduction of martial law in Poland, President Andrzej Duda awarded the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity to more than 30 women who were oppressed and imprisoned during martial law.
Polish war-time hero Karski promoted to the rank of general
President Andrzej Duda has posthumously promoted Jan Karski to the rank of Brigadier General.
Forests clean our climate
Poland is increasingly effective in its global efforts to promote the need to reduce air pollution. Thanks to forests.
A good year for Poland
Real support for families through the 500 zl child payment and the Home+ programme, free medication for senior citizens, an increase in the minimum hourly wage, the abolition of compulsory education for six year olds, these are only some of the promises fulfilled by Beata Szydlo’s government during the course of the last year. Opinion polls leave no room for doubt – Poles are happy with the work done by their government.