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Supereme Court rejects appeal in case of Walderode property claim
Supereme Court rejects appeal in case of Walderode property claim

Striking photograph of medieval castle at sunrise wins postcard competition
A captivating picture of Bezděz castle won the 2023 competition for the most beautiful Czech postcard. The photographer, Ladislav Renner, told Czech Radio how he managed to capture the arresting shot.

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Czech Railways reports increase in passenger numbers
Czech Railways reports increase in passenger numbers

Baby pangolin born at Prague Zoo
Baby pangolin born at Prague Zoo

Survey: third of Czechs only have a minimum financial reserve
Survey: third of Czechs only have a minimum financial reserve

China calls on Czech lower house speaker to cancel planned visit to Taiwan
China calls on Czech lower house speaker to cancel planned visit to Taiwan

Steriani Elavsky: Physical activity is the key to healthy aging
Steriani Elavsky is an associate professor at the University of Ostrava who has spent years researching the benefits that physical movement has on our mental and physical wellbeing. Steriani spent 17 years at the University of Illinois and Pennsylvania State University before continuing her research at the University of Ostrava and is now considered one of the leading Czech specialists in this field. So when she made time for Radio Prague International I began by asking her to enumerate the benefits we get from regular exercise.  

President-elect to employ architect, signals big changes at Prague Castle
The newly-elected Czech president Petr Pavel has promised sweeping changes at Prague Castle. He wants to open up the historic seat of Czech kings to the public and return to the tradition of employing a Prague Castle architect.  

Uncertainty over meeting of outgoing and incoming presidents
Uncertainty over meeting of outgoing and incoming presidents

Joint Parliament session to inaugurate Pavel to be declared this month
Joint Parliament session to inaugurate Pavel to be declared this month

Bill envisages single-day elections in Czechia from 2026
Bill envisages single-day elections in Czechia from 2026

Dry February kicks off in Czechia
In the UK and US, people attempt a month without drinking alcohol under the banner of Dry January, but in Czechia, February is the nationally recognized month for abstaining. Suchej únor (Dry February) is now in its 11th year, and this time is being held under the slogan ‘Not Drinking Is An Art!’

Ex-PM Nečas gets suspended sentence and fine for perjury
Ex-PM Nečas gets suspended sentence and fine for perjury

Eurostat: Czechia still has Europe’s lowest jobless rate
Eurostat: Czechia still has Europe’s lowest jobless rate

Laurie Anderson among stars of Brno Philharmonic’s upcoming US tour
The Brno Philharmonic is embarking on a ten-day tour of the United States. The orchestra, which last performed in North America nearly 50 years ago, will play seven concerts at seven different locations. The tour will kick off with a performance of Philip Glass's symphony No 12 called Lodger in Carnegie Hall in New York City. I discussed the details with the philharmonic’s managing director Marie Kučerová.

Czech lower house speaker Pekarová Adamová to visit Taiwan in March
Czech lower house speaker Pekarová Adamová to visit Taiwan in March

Police say Babiš’s wife did not receive live bullet in post
Police say Babiš’s wife did not receive live bullet in post

A wine register and clean drinking water: Czech development projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the six countries which the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently focussing on in its development cooperation programmes. Due to its linguistic and cultural proximity to the Balkan state, Czechia has been developing close partnerships there since the 1990s and has also been supporting it in its preparations for EU accession.

Price of safety to be theme of 25th One World documentary festival
Price of safety to be theme of 25th One World documentary festival

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Image depicting Bucha atrocity wins Czech Press Photo
Image depicting Bucha atrocity wins Czech Press Photo

Pavel: Ukraine should be allowed to join NATO as soon as war ends
Pavel: Ukraine should be allowed to join NATO as soon as war ends

Radio Prague's Monthly Quiz
Test your knowledge of things Czech!

Record number of HIV cases recorded in 2022
Record number of HIV cases recorded in 2022

Lety memorial to Roma and Sinti Holocaust victims to cost CZK 100m
Lety memorial to Roma and Sinti Holocaust victims to cost CZK 100m

Czech, Slovak ministers say maintaining unity in support of Ukraine key
Czech, Slovak ministers say maintaining unity in support of Ukraine key

Ministry investigating Babiš’s call on supporters to bet on him
Ministry investigating Babiš’s call on supporters to bet on him

Fiala says Czechia sovereign state after China criticism of Pavel Taiwan call
Fiala says Czechia sovereign state after China criticism of Pavel Taiwan call

Czech start-up develops new insect-identifying technology
Have you ever tried in vain to identify the pests that are eating your houseplants? A new technology, developed by a Czech start-up, could make it easier. It can classify over six thousand insects using Artificial Intelligence. All you need to do is take a picture with your mobile phone and upload it to the Insect.id website.

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Czech economy now in technical recession
Czech economy now in technical recession

Czech president-elect causes stir with call to Taiwan
China's foreign ministry has reacted with anger to a phone call between Czech president-elect Petr Pavel and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen, reminding Prague of its commitment to the “One China” principle.

Justice minister urges Zeman not to appoint Constitutional Court head in advance
Justice minister urges Zeman not to appoint Constitutional Court head in advance

Czech president-elect angers China with call to Taiwan
Czech president-elect angers China with call to Taiwan

President Zeman opens Czech House in Belgrade
President Zeman opens Czech House in Belgrade

Pavel wants to speak to Babiš voters – but doesn’t want his face on stamps
After a divisive and sometimes bitter campaign, Petr Pavel beat Andrej Babiš by a decisive margin in the Czech presidential elections at the weekend. The future head of state now says he intends to listen to voters across the political spectrum – but does not wish to appear on postage stamps.

Games fans congregate in Plzeň
A meeting of lovers of PC, board, arcade and retro games, Pokemon, comics and cosplay took place in Plzeň at the weekend as part of the second year of the science fiction and fantasy festival Co.Con.

Foreign minister meets with newly-elected president
Foreign minister meets with newly-elected president

Historian, dissident and writer Jaroslav Šedivý dies at 93
Historian, dissident and writer Jaroslav Šedivý dies at 93

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Trade unions at Nexen Tire Europe announce strike action
Trade unions at Nexen Tire Europe announce strike action

Court opens case of Bečva River poisoning
Court opens case of Bečva River poisoning

Newly-elected president stresses need for pension and tax reform
Newly-elected president stresses need for pension and tax reform

Pavel to request audit at Prague Castle before taking over
Pavel to request audit at Prague Castle before taking over

“One word – hope”: Name supporters embrace Pavel victory
Hundreds of supporters thronged Petr Pavel’s election headquarters in Prague on Saturday. The mood was upbeat when the very first counted districts gave him an instant lead in the presidential election – and euphoric as it became ever clearer he was going to win. I spoke to some of the well-known personalities in attendance.

Outgoing President Zeman on official visit to Serbia
Outgoing President Zeman on official visit to Serbia

Czech president-elect assures President Zelensky of continued support
Czech president-elect assures President Zelensky of continued support

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Newly-elected Czech president says he wants to reduce support network and staff
Newly-elected Czech president says he wants to reduce support network and staff

Future First Lady to work for charity, support gender equality and single parents
Future First Lady to work for charity, support gender equality and single parents

Pavel assures Ukraine Czech support will continue
Pavel assures Ukraine Czech support will continue

Congratulations pouring in for new Czech head of state
Congratulations pouring in for new Czech head of state

Newly-elected Czech president Petr Pavel to take office on March 9
Newly-elected Czech president Petr Pavel to take office on March 9

Krejčíková, Siniaková win second straight Australian Open title
Krejčíková, Siniaková win second straight Australian Open title

Dara Rolins sells out Prague’s 02 Arena for spectacular birthday concert
Slovak-born pop and R'n'B singer Dara Rolins first appeared on stage at the age of four and became a household name in Czechoslovakia at the age of 12 when she sang a Czech-Slovak Christmas duet with Czech icon Karel Gott. This week she celebrated her 50th birthday with “the concert of her life” in Prague’s 02 Arena.

Václav Chochola born 100 years ago
Václav Chochola, a native of Prague’s Libeň district, is often associated with snapshots of city suburbs. But he also photographed famous Czech and world personalities such as Jan Werich and Salvador Dali.

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Slovak president appears at Pavel’s headquarters to congratulate him in person
Slovak president appears at Pavel’s headquarters to congratulate him in person

Andrej Babiš acknowledges election defeat
Andrej Babiš acknowledges election defeat

Petr Pavel promises to be president for all citizens
Petr Pavel promises to be president for all citizens

PM: Pavel's election "victory of decency and democracy"
PM: Pavel's election "victory of decency and democracy"

Petr Pavel: The retired army general set to become Czechia’s next president
General Petr Pavel has been elected Czechia’s fourth president, beating the Slovak-born billionaire and former Czech prime minister Andrej Babiš in a runoff. A career soldier, Pavel served as Chief of the Czech Army’s General Staff and later as Chair of NATO’s Military Committee. He retired in 2018.

Newly-elected president Petr Pavel promises to bring “order and stability” to Czechia
Retired army general Petr Pavel is set to become Czechia’s next president after winning a sweeping victory in the second round of presidential elections. He beat his contestant for the top post, former prime minister Andrej Babiš by the biggest margin in the history of Czech presidential elections.

Retired army general Petr Pavel elected next president of Czechia
Retired army general Petr Pavel elected next president of Czechia

Early predictions suggest Petr Pavel will win presidential runoff
Early predictions suggest Petr Pavel will win presidential runoff

Record 70 percent turnout predicted in second round of elections
Record 70 percent turnout predicted in second round of elections

Covid numbers rising but hospitalizations down
Covid numbers rising but hospitalizations down

Prague City Hall makes bid for Jindřišska Tower
Prague City Hall makes bid for Jindřišska Tower

Defense minister decorates soldiers from Mali mission
Defense minister decorates soldiers from Mali mission

Cyber attacks linked to elections
Cyber attacks linked to elections

Second day of voting in presidential runoff
Second day of voting in presidential runoff

Brno Philharmonic to perform in Carnegie Hall
Brno Philharmonic to perform in Carnegie Hall

Czech officials mark Holocaust Remembrance Day
Czech officials mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Krejčíková and Siniaková through to Australian Open doubles final
Krejčíková and Siniaková through to Australian Open doubles final

Zeman safe from property seizure after Supreme Court ruling
Zeman safe from property seizure after Supreme Court ruling

Czech defending champions reach doubles final at Australian Open
The Czech duo of Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková have reached the final of tennis’s Australian Open for the third time in a row. The defending champions and top seeds will face the Japanese pairing of Aoyama and Shibahara for the title on Sunday.

Czechia’s oldest Olympic champion, Marie Ďurovičová, dies aged 95
Czechia’s oldest Olympic champion, Marie Ďurovičová, dies aged 95

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Víno Kadrnka named best Czech wine of 2022
Víno Kadrnka named best Czech wine of 2022

Czechs give outgoing President Zeman poor marks for performance
Czechs assessed President Miloš Zeman’s ten-year performance in the country’s top post with an average 4 on a five point scale, the equivalent of a "D" in the Western school grading system, according to the results of a survey conducted by NMS Market Research.

Czechia marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Events marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism are being held around Czechia on Friday. A special commemorative event attended by foreign diplomats and members of the Jewish community in Czechia is being held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Czechs give outgoing President Zeman poor grades for performance
Czechs give outgoing President Zeman poor grades for performance

Czechs electing new president
Czechs electing new president

The 10 most famous Czech painters
Josef Lada: Švejk illustrator and painter of Czech Christmas

Police investigating fake report about Petr Pavel's alleged death
Police investigating fake report about Petr Pavel's alleged death

The Czech biochemist who should have won a Nobel Prize
There has only been one Czech Nobel Prize winner in a scientific field to date – Jaroslav Heyrovský, who won it in chemistry in 1959 for his invention of the polarographic method. But another one could have followed just a year later, if not for the Soviet scientific terminology that Czechoslovak scientists were made to use in the 1950s.

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Fuel prices going up again
Fuel prices going up again

Creditas acquires British part of the energy group InterGen
Creditas acquires British part of the energy group InterGen

UK Minister of State for Trade Policy Greg Hands in Prague for talks
UK Minister of State for Trade Policy Greg Hands in Prague for talks

Czech institutions bracing for cyber-attacks ahead of elections
Czech institutions bracing for cyber-attacks ahead of elections

Defence Ministry seeking to extend lease on Swedish Gripens
Defence Ministry seeking to extend lease on Swedish Gripens

Czech Finance Ministry downgrades its growth forecast for 2023
Czech Finance Ministry downgrades its growth forecast for 2023

Havel tram roaming Prague’s streets
A special tram commemorating the 30 year anniversary of President Vaclav Havel’s election began making rounds across Prague this Thursday. Havel was elected as Czechia’s first president on January 26, 1993.

Josef Lada: Švejk illustrator and painter of Czech Christmas
Josef Lada is undoubtedly one of the best-loved Czech painters of all time. He is known for his illustrations of children’s books as well as for his landscape and village paintings, many of which have appeared on Czech Christmas cards. The self-taught artist is also noted around the world for his illustrations of Jaroslav Hašek’s The Good Soldier Švejk.

Czechs on continent of America begin voting Thursday
Czechs on continent of America begin voting Thursday

Big rise in voters with Covid compared to presidential vote first round
Big rise in voters with Covid compared to presidential vote first round

Bohemian crown jewels returned to vault after short exhibition
Bohemian crown jewels returned to vault after short exhibition

Czech Elves on disinformation around election time: One of the candidates is depicted as a threat
Bohumil Kartous is a member of the Czech Elves – an internet group that tries to combat organised online disinformation and internet trolls. Most of its members are anonymous, but Kartous is one of the few who has made his identity known. Just days ahead of the presidential runoff, I asked him how disinformation has influenced the ongoing election campaign.

MPs move to remove huge amount of outmoded legislation
MPs move to remove huge amount of outmoded legislation

Four Czechs competing for Oscar
Four Czech filmmakers will compete for an Oscar at the upcoming 95th Academy Awards. They have been shortlisted for Netflix’s World War I drama All Quiet on the Western Front. The first-ever German-language adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s famous novel won nine Oscar nominations, including top categories best picture and best international feature.

Pavel and Babiš meet in another in series of debates
Pavel and Babiš meet in another in series of debates

Most new companies established in 28 years
Most new companies established in 28 years

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Plíšková knocked out in quarter-finals in Melbourne
Plíšková knocked out in quarter-finals in Melbourne

Army chief: NATO war with Russia would mean selective mobilisation
Army chief: NATO war with Russia would mean selective mobilisation

Politicians condemn aggression in election campaign, but say Babiš shares blame
Politicians condemn aggression in election campaign, but say Babiš shares blame

Czech and Polish presidents discuss global security at meeting in Nachod
Czech and Polish presidents discuss global security at meeting in Nachod

Presidential candidate Andrej Babiš cancels public appearances after receiving death threat
Presidential candidate Andrej Babiš cancels public appearances after receiving death threat

New Prague exhibition depicts golden age of poster art
Prague’s Museum of Decorative Arts possesses one of the oldest and largest poster collections in Europe. Nearly 300 of them are now on display as part of the exhibition The Language of the Poster 1890 – 1938, which focuses on the golden era of poster art and advertising.

Young violinist from south Bohemia wins international classical music talent show
Sixteen-year-old violinist Roman Červinka from České Budějovice won the most recent season of the popular classical music reality TV competition Virtuosos V4+. He beat thousands of other applicants to take the prize.

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German Leopard tanks for Czechia to be delivered in the spring
German Leopard tanks for Czechia to be delivered in the spring

Prague court rejects complaint over banned disinformation websites
Prague court rejects complaint over banned disinformation websites

Petr Pavel cancels meeting with voters due to illness
Petr Pavel cancels meeting with voters due to illness

Czech ambassador to NATO: There must be no more statements damaging Czech credibility
Czech ambassador to NATO: There must be no more statements damaging Czech credibility

Czech interior minister wants to decrease border checks gradually
Czech interior minister wants to decrease border checks gradually

Polish government uses Babiš NATO statement to criticise Czech EU commissioner
Polish government uses Babiš NATO statement to criticise Czech EU commissioner

New British ambassador begins post in Prague
New British ambassador begins post in Prague

Hungary Today

Hungary Supports Bulgaria’s Accession to the Schengen Zone

Hungarian President Katalin Novák (R) with her Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev The aim is to prevent the war from escalating and military pressure from increasing, said Hungarian President Katalin Novák at a press conference with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev in Sofia on Thursday. Novák said that the meeting with Radev covered issues ranging from the […]

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Defense Cooperation with Rheinmetall Is of Key Importance

On Thursday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received Armin Papperger, CEO of the German defense and automotive giant Rheinmetall, at the Carmelite monastery. Rheinmetall is carrying out large-scale investments in Hungary at several locations. At the meeting, also attended by Defense Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, it was said that last year, the most difficult year of the […]

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Electrolux to Stop Production at Rural Factory in 2024

At the beginning of next year, Electrolux, a Swedish multinational home appliance manufacturer, will stop production at its Nyíregyháza refrigerator factory in eastern Hungary. The decision is due to the changed business outlook. The economic crisis caused by the coronavirus, followed by the war in Ukraine and sanctions, are not helping the European economy at all. […]

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Government to Pay Steelworkers’ Wages for Six Months

We are working to save Dunaferr, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated on his Facebook account on Wednesday. The Dunai Vasmű (Dunaferr) is the largest metallurgical-engineering complex in the country and the largest employer in Dunaújváros, central western Hungary. In a video posted on his social media account, Orbán said on Wednesday that he had met with […]

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Europe Now, Apparently, Ready to Withstand Shutdown of Russian Gas

Europe has overcome the most difficult period of the natural gas supply crisis and avoided the worst-case supply scenarios thanks to the measures taken, according to a sector analysis presented by Fitch Ratings on Wednesday. Gas demand has fallen significantly in Europe, including Hungary. The international credit rating agency said that it believes the record […]

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Krone.at

„Maden-Hotelier“ wehrt sich: „Das Foto ist Fake“
Maden im Essen in einem Tiroler Hotelbetrieb - dieser „Krone“-Bericht sorgte für jede Menge Wirbel. Der Betrieb wurde teilweise behördlich geschlossen. Nun wehrt sich der Inhaber: Die Fotos zweier Teenager seien Fake, bei ihm gebe es keine Maden.

Skitourengeher (55) im Koralmgebiet vermisst
Im Koralmgebiet in der Steiermark wird seit Donnerstagabend ein 55-jähriger Skitourengeher mit oranger Jacke und blauem Stirnband vermisst. Eine stundenlange Suche musste in der Nacht abgebrochen werden. 

E-Auto in Carport stand plötzlich in Vollbrand
Ein lauter Knall riss am Donnerstag um 1 Uhr früh ein Ehepaar (41 und 38 Jahre) in Walding in Oberösterreich aus dem Schlaf. Auch starker Rauchgeruch lag in der Luft. Der 41-Jährige sah daraufhin im Freien nach und bemerkte, dass in seinem Carport vorm Wohnhaus Feuer ausgebrochen war. Das Gebäude, zwei Autos und ein Motorroller standen in Flammen.

Bis zu elf Grad nach Winter-Chaos in Österreich
Eisige Straßen und riesige Mengen an Neuschnee sorgten am Donnerstag auf Österreichs Straßen für Chaos. In mehreren Bundesländern führten die winterlichen Fahrverhältnisse zu zahlreichen Verkehrsunfällen. Die Situation blieb den ganzen Tag über weiter angespannt. Am Wochenende wird es insgesamt etwas milder, jedoch können beispielsweise in Niederösterreich erneut teils heftige Schneestürme auftreten.

40 Prozent der Österreicher ohne Diphtherie-Schutz
In der jüngeren Vergangenheit ist mit der Diphtherie eine „alte“ und als weitestgehend zurückgedrängt geltende Erkrankung zurückgekehrt. Vergangenes Jahr gab es sogar ein Todesopfer. „Laut einer wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung von uns sind rund 40 Prozent der Österreicher ,seronegativ‘. Das heißt, dass sie keinen wirksamen Schutz durch Antikörper aufweisen“, warnte jetzt die Wiener Expertin Ursula Wiedermann-Schmidt.

CIA-Chef: Nächste Monate sind kriegsentscheidend
Im russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine stehen laut CIA-Direktor William Burns entscheidende Monate bevor. Ein Sieg sei wohl nur auf dem Schlachtfeld zu erringen, so der US-Geheimdienstchef. Gleichzeitig geht sein Blick aber auch in Richtung China - man solle dessen Ambitionen bezüglich Taiwan nicht unterschätzen, mahnt er.

Deutschland: Güterzug erfasst Kinder - Bub tot
Ein Güterzug hat in der deutschen Stadt Recklinghausen im Ruhrgebiet zwei Kinder erfasst. Ein zehnjähriger Bub starb, ein Neunjähriger kämpft ums Überleben und wird in einem Krankenhaus versorgt, wie Nordrhein-Westfalens Innenminister Herbert Reul in der Nacht auf Freitag sagte.

Pentagon entdeckt chinesischen Spionage-Ballon
Ein chinesischer Spionage-Ballon ist nach Pentagon-Angaben in den Luftraum der USA eingedrungen, um offenbar hochsensible Atomwaffen-Stützpunkte auszukundschaften. Der Ballon werde intensiv beobachtet, teilte am Donnerstag (Ortszeit) ein hochrangiger Beamter des US-Verteidigungsministeriums mit. Ein möglicher Abschuss sei verworfen worden, weil dies womöglich zu viele Menschen gefährdet hätte. Die Gefahr, ausspioniert zu werden, sei relativ gering.

Noch 34 Häftlinge in US-Gefangenenlager Guantanamo
Im US-Gefangenenlager Guantánamo auf Kuba sind über zwei Jahrzehnte nach den Anschlägen vom 11. September noch 34 Häftlinge inhaftiert. Das teilte das US-Verteidigungsministerium am Donnerstag mit, nachdem ein Inhaftierter aus Pakistan in das mittelamerikanische Land Belize transferiert wurde.

SPÖ-Chef David Egger schielt vor Wahl Richtung FPÖ
Für den Salzburger SPÖ-Chef ist eine rot-blaue Koalition eine „Denkvariante“. Ob beide Parteien gemeinsam eine Mehrheit schaffen, ist aber fraglich. Außerdem hat FPÖ-Chefin Marlene Svazek einen anderen Lieblings-Koalitionspartner.

Tierschutz: Wo ist der Landwirtschaftsminister?
Abgetaucht ist Norbert Totschnig schon seit Längerem vom politischen Parkett. Der so wichtigen Parlamentsdebatte zum Tiertransportvolksbegehren blieb er kürzlich auch fern. Blicken ließ sich der Landwirtschaftsminister hingegen auf dem Tanzparkett. 

Causa Casinos: Sidlo will Ende der Ermittlungen
Es war eine der ersten Causen, die das Ibiza-Video auslöste. Die Wirtschafts- und Korruptionsstaatsanwaltschaft vermutet, dass es eine Verschränkung zwischen der Bestellung von Peter Sidlo zum Casinos-Austria-Vorstand und Thomas Schmid zum ÖBAG-Chef gegeben hat. Der Ex-Casinos-Manager Sidlo sieht sich durch das Schmid-Geständnis entlastet.

„Schritt fällt mir schwer“: ORF-NÖ-Direktor geht
Paukenschlag: Noch vor dem Kommissions-Endbericht zum „System St. Pölten“ stellt Robert Ziegler seine Funktion als ORF-Landesdirektor in Niederösterreich zur Verfügung. Im Gespräch mit der „Krone“ zeigt er sich selbstkritisch und enttäuscht. 

„Leben der Kriegsgeplagten etwas normalisieren“
Bundespräsident Alexander Van der Bellen hat am Donnerstag seinen symbolträchtigen Besuch in der Ukraine nach einem Lokalaugenschein bei einem Hilfsprojekt in Uschhorod im Westen des Landes beendet. Präsident Selenskyj bedankte sich bei Van der Bellen für die professionelle Unterstützung durch Hilfsorganisationen wie Caritas, Rotes Kreuz und Volkshilfe.

Google bringt ChatGPT-Konkurrenten in Stellung
Google bereitet seine Konkurrenz-Software zum aktuell populären Text-Automaten ChatGPT nach jahrelangem Zögern für die öffentliche Nutzung vor. Google-Nutzer sollen „sehr bald“ mit solchen Sprach-Systemen unter anderem als Ergänzung zur Websuche interagieren können, sagte Konzernchef Sundar Pichai am Donnerstag.

iPhone-Engpässe vermiesten Apple Weihnachten
Apple hat das Weihnachtsgeschäft mit einem deutlichen Rückgang bei Umsatz und Gewinn abgeschlossen. Auslöser war vor allem der Rückgang der iPhone-Erlöse, die im Jahresvergleich um gut acht Prozent auf 65,8 Milliarden Dollar fielen. 

Nächster Industriebetrieb testet Vier-Tage-Woche
Während bei KTM in der Motorradmontage in Mattighofen (Oberösterreich) mit Ende Februar nach fünf Monaten das vielerorts gehypte Modell wieder ausläuft, steht’s nun beim nächsten Unternehmen in der Produktion am Prüfstand. Seit Mitte Jänner läuft bei Fronius in Sattledt ein Testlauf. 

In der Zukunft liegt die Kraft auch im Alter
Bei der Strategie für den Arbeitsmarkt liegen die Schwerpunkte bis 2027 im Bereich Qualifizierung und Beschäftigung. Aber auch die Generation 50+ sowie der Pflegebereich sollen künftig punkten. Maßnahmen dazu laufen.

Mehr Wassermangel durch Klimawandel als gedacht
Die Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Wasserknappheit rund um den Globus dürfte bislang unterschätzt worden sein. Hydrologen von der Technischen Universität (TU) Wien haben Messdaten auf über 9500 hydrologischen Einzugsgebieten auf der ganzen Welt untersucht und dabei herausgefunden: Die Flusssysteme reagieren empfindlicher auf Änderungen als bisher gedacht.

Bolivien feiert seine größte Seerose der Welt
Erst im vergangenen Jahr war die riesige Seerose als neue Art identifiziert worden, nun hat sie es ins Guinness Buch der Rekorde geschafft - und ihre Heimat Bolivien feiert. „Wir sind sehr glücklich und stolz, dass die Seerose eine so wichtige Anerkennung erhält“, sagte der Leiter des Ökoparks „La Rinconada“ im bolivianischen Bundesstaat Santa Cruz, Tonchi Ribero. „Eine echte ,Victoria boliviana‘ (übersetzt: bolivianischer Sieg).“

Der Viertelfinal-Hit WAC vs. Rapid LIVE ab 18 Uhr
Das 1. Viertelfinale im ÖFB-Cup 2022/23: Der Wolfsberger AC empfängt den SK Rapid Wien. Wir berichten live (siehe unten).

Deutschlehrer muss plötzlich Physik unterrichten
So viel ist bekannt: In den Schulen werden die ersten Schritte für ein erfolgreiches Leben gesetzt, die Bildung ist der Schlüssel dafür. Doch was passiert, wenn Lehrer Fächer unterrichten, für die sie gar nicht ausgebildet wurden? Das ist kein Einzelfall.

„Krone“ deckt auf: Wildkatze im Kinderzimmer
Einem nicht alltäglichen anonymen Hinweis ging Anfang der Woche „Krone“-Tierexpertin Maggie Entenfellner nach. Eine Niederösterreicherin postete das Foto ihres Kindes im Bett beim Kuscheln mit einer Serval-Katze in den sozialen Medien. Auf den ersten Blick ein herziges Motiv - doch in Wahrheit sehr bedenklich, denn die Haltung dieser Wildkatzen ist hierzulande strengstens untersagt. 

Burschen, Ball und Bannmeile in der Innenstadt
Wenn am Samstag „schlagende“ Studentenverbindungen nach der Corona-Pause wieder zum Tanz ins Linzer Kaufmännische Palais bitten, formiert sich auch der Widerstand gegen die rechte Szene neu. Doch ein Platzverbot und viel Polizeipräsenz sollen Ausschreitungen verhindern.

Debatte um Heeresküche mit bitterem Nachgeschmack
Weiter Wirbel herrscht in der Montecuccoli-Kaserne im Landessüden. Neben den für die SPÖ „inakzeptablen“ Blackout-Plänen verderben auch Diskussionen um die Truppenküche den Offizieren Appetit. Statt frischen Mahlzeiten soll es nun heißen: „Cook & Chill“.

Bewusst aufwachsen im Einklang mit Mutter Natur
Was Hänschen nicht lernt, lernt Hans nimmer mehr, lautet ein altes Sprichwort. Deshalb werden die Waldkinder aus dem burgenländischen Purbach schon von klein auf für Klima- und Umweltschutz, gesunde Ernährung und ein gemeinschaftliches Miteinander sensibilisiert.

Syrer (26) raubte Handy und schlug Opfer blutig
Schon wieder kam es in der Salzburger Bahnhofsgegend zu einem Raubdelikt. Ein Syrer beraubte einen Iraker und verletzte ihn im Gesicht.

Jede Stimme zählt für den Lehrling des Jahres
36 junge Leute, die in Kärntner Betrieben ihren Beruf erlernen, sind nominiert, noch bis Sonntag, 5. Februar, kann jeder für sie voten! Der Sieger wird bei einer großen Gala als Lehrling des Jahres 2022 gefeiert.

Fußgänger (81) in Innsbruck von Auto erfasst - tot
Schrecklicher Unfall am Donnerstagabend in Innsbruck: Ein 81-jähriger Einheimischer wurde beim Überqueren eines Schutzweges von einem Auto erfasst und auf die Fahrbahn geschleudert. Dabei erlitt der Pensionist derart schwere Verletzungen, dass er noch an der Unfallstelle verstarb.

Hammerer sieht neue Chance für U-Ausschussreform
Experten sollen bei der nächsten Sitzung des Kontrollausschusses des Vorarlberger Landtags am 1. März zusammenkommen und die Mitglieder des Landtags über Vor- und Nachteile der möglichen Kontrollinstanzen bei einem Untersuchungsausschuss beraten. 

UNN - Ukrainski Nacionalni novini

Білий дім спростував повідомлення про угоду для України та Росії про передачу території в обмін на мир

КИЇВ. 3 лютого. УНН. Білий дім спростував повідомлення про те, що директор ЦРУ Вільям Бернс запропонував російському диктатору володимиру путіну п'яту частину території України для припинення війни в межах мирного плану, складеного від імені президента США Джо Байдена. Про це повідомив заступник прессекретаря Ради національної безпеки Білого дому Шон Девітт у коментарі Newsweek, передає УНН.

Зеленський обіцяє нові кроки в очищенні держави

КИЇВ. 3 лютого. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський анонсував нові кроки на шляху боротьби з корупцією та подякував усім, хто допомагає очищати нашу державу, передає УНН.

Глава ЦРУ застерігає від недооцінки амбіцій Китаю щодо Тайваню

КИЇВ. 3 лютого. УНН. Глава Центрального розвідувального управління США Вільям Бернс під час виступу на заході в Джорджтаунському університеті закликав серйозно ставитися до амбіцій Китаю щодо Тайваню, повідомляє УНН з посиланням на Reuters.

Пішов у відставку головний економічний радник Байдена

КИЇВ. 3 лютого. УНН. Директор Національної економічної ради при президенті США Браян Діз пішов у відставку зі своєї посади. Про це повідомляє УНН з посиланням на пресслужбу Білого дому.

Лієва звільнено з Міноборони за власним бажанням: у міністерстві не підтвердили наявність паспорта рф

КИЇВ. 3 лютого. УНН. Міністерство оборони України повідомило про звільнення за власним бажанням т.в.о. керівника департаменту військово-технічної політики, розвитку озброєння та військової техніки Олександра Лієва. Будь-яких фактів, які б підтверджували наявність у Лієва іншого громадянства, крім українського, до Міноборони не надавалося, передає УНН з посиланням на пресслужбу Міноборони.

У нас є шанс вигнати зло, яке прийшло під прапором рф: Зеленський до учасників Національного молитовного сніданку у США

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський звертаючись до учасників Національного молитовного сніданку у США заявив, що є шанс вигнати зло, яке прийшло на українську землю під російським прапором, передає УНН.

Президент вперше провів Ставку в подвійному форматі

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Президент провів сьогодні засідання Ставки, вперше – у подвійному форматі, інформує УНН.

Заступник голови Держмитниці Черкаський написав заяву на звільнення - нардепи

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Заступник очільника Державної митної служби Руслан Черкаський написав заяву про звільнення. Про це у Facebook повдіомив голова фракції "Слуга Народу" Давид Арахамія, передає УНН.

ВРП припинила довічне утримання низки засуджених колишніх суддів

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Вища рада правосуддя припинила довічне утримання чотирьох засуджених колишніх суддів. Про це повідомив у Telegram голова парламентської фракції “Слуга народу” Давид Арахамія, передає УНН.

Україна очікує, що комісія ЄС наприкінці року надасть рекомендацію раді ЄС щодо початку передвступних переговорів

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Україна очікує, що на при кінці 2023 року Європейська комісія надасть рекомендацію Європейській раді щодо початку передвступних переговорів з Україною про членство в ЄС. Про це повідомив прем‘єр-міністр України Денис Шмигаль під час спільного брифінгу з Президентом Європейської комісії Урсулою фон дер Ляйєн, передає кореспондент УНН.

Україна ініціює створення комплексної платформи сприяння в розслідуванні воєнних злочинів рф - Клименко

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Задля мобілізації зусиль Євросоюзу, його держав-членів та країн-партнерів, Україна виступає з ініціативою утворити комплексну платформу зі сприяння в організації розслідування воєнних злочинів, скоєних рф в Україні. Про це виконувач обов’язків міністра внутрішніх справ заявив під час спільного засідання Уряду України та колегії ЄС, передає УНН з посиланням на МВС.

Україна розпочинає селф-скринінг відповідності законодавства до права ЄС

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Україна розпочинає процес перевірки українського законодавства на відповідність актуальному праву ЄС (скринінг) у межах підготовки до переговорів про членство в Європейському Союзі. Про це заявила Віце-прем'єр-міністр з питань європейської та євроатлантичної інтеграції України Ольга Стефанішина під час спільних консультацій Уряду України та Колегії Європейської Комісії, передає УНН з посиланням на Урядовий портал.

Україна готова дати будь-які гарантії: Резніков запевнив, що далекобійні ракети не полетять на територію рф

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Україні необхідна далекобійна зброя, щоб мати можливість уражати ворога в радіусі 300 км. Про це сказав міністр оборони України Олексій Резніков на спільному засіданні уряду України та Європейської Комісії і одразу ж запевнив - на територію рф ракети не полетять, передає УНН.

Далекобійна зброя, танки та артилерія: Резніков назвав список зброї, необхідної для перемоги України

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Міністр оборони Олексій Резніков, виступаючи на спільному засіданні уряду України та Європейської Комісії у Києві, заявив, що для того, щоб перемогти Україна повинна "бачити стратегічну ініціативу". Він закликав європейських партнерів надати Києву далекобійну зброю, танки, бронетехніку, артилерію та боєприпаси, передає УНН.

Урядовий комітет Резнікова схвалив Державну антикорупційну програму - вона вже передана у Кабмін

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Урядовий комітет з питань нацбезпеки, оборони та правоохоронної діяльності, який очолює міністр оборони Олексій Резніков, схвалив проєкт Державної антикорупційної програми на 2023-2025 рр., після чого Національне агентство з питань запобігання корупції надіслало його до Кабінету міністрів, передає УНН.

рф завдала Україні збитків та руйнувань на 600-750 млрд доларів - Шмигаль

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. росія завдала внаслідок повномасштабної агресії збитків та руйнувань на 600-750 млрд дол. станом на початок цього року. Про це повідомив прем‘єр-міністр України Денис Шмигаль під час спільного брифінгу з Президентом Європейської комісії Урсулою фон дер Ляйєн, передає кореспондент УНН.

Україна підписала угоду з ЄС про участь в програмі “Єдиний ринок”

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Україна підписала угоду з Європейським Союзом щодо участі в програмі ЄС “Єдиний ринок” . Про це повідомив прем‘єр-міністр України Денис Шмигаль, передає УНН.

Закликають обмежити втручання рф в релігійне життя України: у ПЦУ зробили заяву

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Православна Церква України підтримує необхідність запровадження законодавчої заборони на підпорядкування (афілійованість) релігійних організацій в Україні релігійним об’єднанням в країні-агресорі – російській федерації. Про це йдеться в заяві Священного Синоду ПЦУ, передає УНН.

ЄС має готувати переговори про вступ України: в Європарламенті ухвалили резолюцію

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Європейський парламент прийняв резолюцію, в якій детально виклав свої очікування від майбутнього саміту політичних лідерів ЄС і України в Києві 3 лютого, а також про початок підготовки перговорів про вступ України, передає УНН із посиланням на Європаламент.

Українські військові вже наступного тижня розпочнуть навчання на танках Leopard 2 - Financial Times

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Українські солдати почнуть навчання на танках Leopard 2 наступного тижня в рамках фінансованої ЄС навчальної місії, оскільки союзники Києва прагнуть розгорнути нові заявлені машини напередодні наступу росії цієї весни. Про це пише Financial Times, передає УНН.

Ударні угруповання в білорусі не сформовані, проте Україна готова до різних сценаріїв – розвідка

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Ударні угруповання не сформовані на території білорусі,, проте Україна готова до різних сценаріїв. Про це повідомив представник Головного управління розвідки Міністерства оборони України Андрій Юсов в ефірі телемарафону, передає кореспондент УНН.

Є чим відповісти: путін пригрозив Заходу через постачання Україні Leopard

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Російський диктатор володимир путін пригрозив Заходу через постачання танків Leopard Україні, заявивши, що у рф є чим відповісти, і застосуванням бронетехніки справа не закінчиться. Про це УНН повідомляє з посиланням на ТАСС.

ЄС надав ще 500 млн євро допомоги для України - Кулеба

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Рада Європейського союзу виділила Україні сьомий пакет допомоги у розмірі 500 млн євро. Про це повдіомив глава МЗС Дмитро Кулеба, передає УНН.

герасимов отримав задачу від путіна: в розвідці очікують на загострення бойових дій

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Начальник генерального штабу рф та новопризначений головнокомандувач війни в Україні генерал валерій герасимов отримав задачу від російського диктатора володимира путіна захопити Донбас до березня. Тому у лютому-березні очікуються активні події. Про це повідомив представник Головного управління розвідки Міністерства оборони України Андрій Юсов в ефірі телемарафону, передає кореспондент УНН.

Україна завершує виконання семи рекомендацій Єврокомісії, результати презентують завтра

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Відкрито спільні консультації Уряду України та Європейської комісії. Україна завершує виконання семи рекомендацій Єврокомісії, які були надані при отриманні статусу кандидата на членство в ЄС. Результати презентують на завтрашньому саміті. Про це повідомив прем‘єр-міністр України Денис Шмигаль, передає УНН.

Залужний та Єрмак обговорили з Салліваном та Міллі ситуацію на фронті

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Головнокомандувач Збройних Сил України Валерій Залужний разом із керівником Офісу Президента Андрієм Єрмаком обговорили з радником Президента США з питань національної безпеки Джейком Салліваном і Головою Об'єднаного комітету начальників штабів США генералом Марком Міллі ситуацію на фронті, передає УНН.

Порти Миколаївщини на 90% готові до “зернового коридору” - Кім

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Морські порти Миколаївської області на 90% готові до експорту зерна, але все залежатиме від згоди окупантів пропускати, а не обстрілювати кораблі. Про це на брифінгу повідомив голова Миколаївської ОВА Віталій Кім, передає УНН.

Енергетичні обмеження обходяться рф у 160 мільйонів євро в день – голова Єврокомісії

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Енергетичні обмеження, які запроваджує ЄС для тиску на росію, обходяться рф у 160 млн євро на день. Голова Єврокомісії Урсула фон дер Ляєн на спільному брифінгу в Києві з президентом Володимиром Зеленським заявила, що цей тиск буде посилюватися новими заходами, передає УНН.

Голова Єврокомісії анонсувала десятий пакет санкцій проти рф на річницю вторгнення

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Голова Єврокомісії Урсула фон дер Ляєн на спільній пресконференції у Києві з президентом Володимиром Зеленським заявила, що Європейський Союз завершить роботу над десятим пакетом санкцій проти росії до річниці початку повномасштабного вторгнення рф, передає УНН.

Зеленський отримав від Єврокомісії звіт щодо другої частини опитувальника для членства в ЄС: зробив заяву

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Президент Володимир Зеленський отримав звіт Європейської комісії щодо заповненої Україною другої частини опитувальника для просування до членства в Європейському Союзі. Про це Глава держави заявив на спільній пресконференції в Києві з головою Єврокомісії Урсулою фон дер Ляєн, передає кореспондент УНН.

НАЗК виявило ознаки незаконного збагачення в нардепа Халімона на 10 млн грн

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Національне агентство з питань запобігання корупції за результатами моніторингу способу життя нардепа від «Слуги народу» Павла Халімона виявило ознаки корупційного правопорушення, яке може свідчити про незаконне збагачення на 10 млн грн. Про це журналісту УНН повідомили в НАЗК.

"Помітні кроки вперед": голова Єврокомісії зустрілася з Зеленським і оцінила поступ України на шляху до ЄС

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Президентка Європейської комісії Урсула фон дер Ляєн зустрілася у Києві з Президентом України Володимиром Зеленським, за підсумками пообіцяла економічну підтримку та позитивно оцінила кроки України на шляху до ЄС. Про це вона повідомила у Twitter, пише УНН.

Politico дізналося про оцінку посадовцями Пентагона щодо повернення Україною Криму найближчим часом

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Українські бійці навряд чи зможуть звільнити тимчасово окупований росією Крим найближчим часом, заявили четверо високопоставлених чиновників Міністерства оборони США депутатам Комітету Палати представників із питань збройних сил під час секретного брифінгу, повідомляє Politico, пише УНН.

“Скоро весна”: Арахамія підбив підсумки обшуків за останню добу

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. За останню добу правоохоронці провели низку обшуків у державних структурах та оголосили підозру посадовцям-порушувачам закону. Голова парламентської фракції “Слуга народу” Давид Арахамія підбив підсумки за останню добу, передає УНН.

"У найгірших традиціях НКВС": МЗС закликало владу Грузії припинити знущатися з Саакашвілі та передати його Україні

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Міністерство закордонних справ України закликало грузинську владу негайно припинити знущатися з колишнього президента країни Міхеіла Саакашвілі в ув'язненні та передати його Україні. Про це йдеться в заяві МЗС, передає УНН.

ЄС збирається оголосити новий пакет допомоги Україні на 400 млн євро

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Європейський Cоюз невдовзі оголосить про виділення Україні ще одного пакету допомоги обсягом 400 мільйонів євро для підтримки процесу реформ. Про це у четвер у Брюсселі заявив єврокомісар з питань бюджету Йоганнес Ган, пише УНН з посиланням на Bloomberg.

Офіційно: ЄС підготує удвічі більше українських військових - загалом 30 тисяч

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Європейський Союз у межах місії військової допомоги займеться підготовкою удвічі більшої кількості українських військових - 30 тисяч осіб замість 15 тисяч. Про це оголосив Верховний представник ЄС із закордонних справ і політики безпеки Жозеп Боррель у Twitter за підсумками зустрічі з Прем'єр-міністром України Денисом Шмигалем, пише УНН.

У МЗС закликали надати Україні більше зброї після ракетного удару рф по Краматорську

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Заступник міністра закордонних справ України Андрій Мельник закликав західних партнерів надати більше зброї, після ракетного удару армії росії по Краматорську вчора, 1 лютого. Про це інформує УНН з посиланням на Twitter Мельника.

Делегація ЄС почала офіційні зустрічі у Києві: уже пообіцяли 25 млн євро на розмінування

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Прем'єр-міністр України Денис Шмигаль повідомив, що зустрівся у Києві з Високим представником ЄС з закордонних справ і політики безпеки Жозепом Боррелем, і що з ЄС у межах візиту вже оголосили про першу програму підтримки - виділять 25 млн євро на гуманітарне розмінування, пише УНН.

Доказову базу збирали місяцями: Данілов розповів про низку останніх підозр та масових обшуків

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Доказову базу щодо всіх осіб, у яких за останні дні відбулися обшуки та яким вручили підозру, збирали місяцями, повідомив секретар Ради національної безпеки і оборони Олексій Данілов в ефірі національного телемарафону, додавши, що відповідні процеси пов’язані з початком очищення України від причетних до економічних злочинів осіб, передає УНН.

НОК офіційно обговорить можливий бойкот Олімпіади-2024 у разі допуску росіян і білорусів

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Національний олімпійський комітет України повідомив, що збирає на 3 лютого засідання для обговорення можливого бойкоту Олімпійських ігор в Парижі у 2024 році у разі дозволу спортсменам рф та білорусі повернутися на міжнародні спортивні арени, пише УНН.

Міністр оборони України оцінив імовірність війни між росією та НАТО

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Міністр оборони України Олексій Резніков в інтерв'ю BFMTV запевнив, що військовий конфлікт між росією та НАТО неможливий, оскільки російський диктатор володимир путін знає, що програє, передає УНН.

Єврокомісари на чолі з фон дер Ляєн поговорять з Україною про перспективу членства

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Європейська комісія офіційно підтвердила, що серед тем зустрічі делегації на чолі з президенткою Єврокомісії Урсулою фон дер Ляєн з представниками українського уряду - шлях України до ЄС, пише УНН.

Резніков: росія мобілізувала пів мільйона солдатів і може розпочати новий наступ 24 лютого

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Міністр оборони України Олексій Резніков в інтерв'ю BFMTV заявив, що росія може готувати новий наступ на Україну на 24 лютого, через рік з початку повномасштабного вторгнення, передає УНН.

Голова дипломатії ЄС прибув до Києва з меседжем підтримки

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Високий представник Європейського Союзу з закордонних справ і політики безпеки Жозеп Боррель повідомив, що прибув до Києва - з меседжем підтримки, пообіцявши, що ЄС залишатиметься з Україною, "щоб перемагати та відбудовуватися", пише УНН.

Учетверте від початку вторгнення рф: президентка Єврокомісії прибула до Києва

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Президентка Європейської комісії Урсула фон дер Ляєн прибула до Києва, напередодні саміту Україна-ЄС. Про це вона сама повідомила у Twitter, пише УНН.

Радбез ООН 24 лютого проведе дебати до річниці вторгнення рф в Україну

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Рада безпеки ООН проведе 24 лютого дебати, присвячені річниці повномасштабного вторгнення росії в Україну, заявила постійна представниця Мальти при ООН Ванесса Фрейзер, передає УНН.

Справедливість буде забезпечена: звернення Зеленського наприкінці 343-го дня повномасштабного вторгнення

КИЇВ. 2 лютого. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський звернувся до українців наприкінці 343-го дня повномасштабного вторгнення, передає УНН з посиланням на сторінку у Telegram Зеленського.

Австрія могла б допомогти з антидроновими системами та розмінуванням — Зеленський

КИЇВ. 1 лютого. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський заявив, що Австрія може допомогти Україні з розмінуванням, антидроновими системами та машинами “швидкої” допомоги. Про це він сказав під час брифінгу, передає кореспондент УНН.

Омбудсмен України вимагає, аби влада Грузії допустила його до Саакашвілі

КИЇВ. 1 лютого. УНН. Омбудсмен України Дмитро Лубінець закликав владу Грузії допустити його до ув'язненого Михайла Саакашвілі, а також озвучив вимогу відпустити громадянина україни на лікування, передає УНН.

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Poland, Baltic states condemn IOC over Russian, Belarusian athletes

Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia have condemned efforts of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) aimed at bringing Russian and Belarusian athletes back into competition, Poland's Ministry of Sport and Tourism announced on Thursday.

Renewables covered 17 pct of Poland's electricity consumption in 2022

Renewable energy sources satisfied over 17 percent of domestic electricity consumption in Poland in 2022, power grid operator PSE has reported.

France to train Ukrainian soldiers in Poland

France will send 150 instructors to Poland to train Ukrainian forces as part of a European Union mission of military support to Ukraine, the Polish foreign ministry has said.

Most Poles use online banking

About 56 percent of adult Poles used online banking services in 2022, a government-sponsored economic think-tank has reported.

Poland's birth rate in decline shows study

The number of newborn Polish children dropped from 300,000 in 2021 to 290,000 in 2022, according to a new report published in the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (DGP) newspaper on Thursday.

Nowa Huta joins prestigious list as it is named a ‘Monument of History’

The unique architecture and history of Kraków's socialist utopia of Nowa Huta will be recognised as a Monument of History on Friday.

Polish president says he is ready to build iron curtain, if need be

Poland’s president has said he is prepared to build a new iron curtain “up to the clouds” in order to keep aggressive states away.

Minister appeals to EC for help with SME gas prices

Poland's climate and environment minister has appealed to the European Commission (EC) to take urgent steps to curb excessive gas costs for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Surprsing interest in US for Polish WWII reparations claim says dep min

A deputy Polish foreign minister, in Washington to drum up support for Poland’s campaign to make Germany pay reparations for World War Two damages, has said he was “surprised” by the amount of interest.

Ex-Lewandowski manager blackmail trial starts on Thursday

The former manager of Robert Lewandowski will go on trial at a Warsaw district court on Thursday for allegedly trying to blackmail the football star and his wife Anna.

Today’s news round up in Poland

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Czech President-elect praises Poland's help for Ukraine

Czech president-elect Petr Pavel has said he is proud that Poland and the Czech Republic were among the countries which first decided to help Ukraine and are still at the forefront in this respect.

Poland's unemployment rate at 2.9 pct in December - Eurostat

Poland's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate went down to 2.9 percent in December 2022 from 3.0 percent in November, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported on Wednesday.

Poles tend to reach for stronger spirits report shows

Poles' alcohol consumption pattern is changing towards more frequent use of strong spirits, according to the latest report.

Polish gov't to purchase radiation monitoring equipment for Ukraine

The Polish government has drafted a resolution under which Poland will purchase and hand to Ukraine equipment that enables early detection of radioactive contamination.

President praises possible visit to Central Europe by Biden

Poland's president has said any visit by the US president strengthens Poland's security and is of huge value regardless of where in Central Europe the visit takes place.

Assassination of ‘Executioner of Warsaw’ was one of Poland’s greatest WWII offensives

Regarded as one of the Home Army’s most daring actions of WWII, today marks the 79th anniversary of the assassination of SS-Brigadeführer Franz Kutschera.

Orlen to name Small Modular Reactor sites in April

Poland's state-owned fuel company PKN Orlen will announce the 25 locations that will be home for around 79 BWRX-300 small modular (nuclear) reactors (SMRs) in April, Orlen CEO Daniel Obajtek said on Wednesday.

President proposes special court to try Russians for war crimes

Poland's president has said a special court should be established to ensure criminal responsibility for war crimes committed by Russians in Ukraine.

Two Polish skiers die in Kashmir avalanche

Two Polish skiers died on Wednesday in an avalanche that hit a skiing resort in the Indian-controlled part of the Kashmir province, local police have said.

He’s feline fine! Kitten found hiding in closet three days after explosion tears house apart

Firefighters searching the remains of a tenement house which exploded in Katowice have miraculously found a kitten sheltering inside a closet.

Justice minister attacks EU over child repatriation laws

Poland’s justice minister has accused the EU of “stretching out dirty hands” to take Polish children caught up in disputes between foreign fathers and Polish mothers.

Ministry of Finance to increase defence spending to 3 percent of GDP

Russia's aggression against Ukraine forced the civilised world, especially the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, to act.

Sweet salvation: Kraków scientists discover sugar cane pathogen is ‘new weapon’ in war against bacteria

Scientists from Krakw are among a group of researchers to have made a ground-breaking discovery about a plant toxin that could be used to create a powerful new range of antibiotics effective against drug-resistant bacteria.

Dep FinMin says Poland to remain "green island" in EU in 2023

Poland should remain a “green island” in 2023 and avoid the recession threatening other European countries, with GDP growth estimated at 1.7 percent, a deputy finance minister has told PAP.

Poland's Orlen ready to halt imports of Russian oil

PKN Orlen, Poland’s state-owned fuel company, will quit using Russian oil should further sanctions on its import be imposed, the company’s CEO, Daniel Obajtek, said on Wednesday.

Poland's credit rating could slide says Fitch analyst

Poland could follow other CEE countries and see its credit rating "slightly tilted to the downside" due to numerous economic challenges, Federico Barriga Salazar, the Fitch rating agency’s lead analyst for Poland, told PAP.

Minister hopes for rejection of Senate amendments to Supreme Court bill

Poland's European affairs minister said on Wednesday he expected the Sejm, Poland's lower house of parliament, to reject amendments introduced by the upper house, the Senate, to a bill on the Supreme Court.

Upper house amends Supreme Court act

The Senate, the upper house of the Polish parliament, on Tuesday evening passed a new law regulating the work of Poland's Supreme Court with 14 amendments.

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Poland backs Olympic ban for Russian and Belarusians athletes

The Baltic states and Poland oppose the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes at the Paris 2024 Olympics, even under a neutral flag, the Latvian foreign minister has said.

Amendments to court law may delay EU funding, EU minister warns senate

Poland's EU minister has warned senators that they risk torpedoing Poland's chances of accessing an EU post-pandemic fund if they submit amendments to a new law on the Polish Supreme Court designed to unblock the funding,

The Eleventh Commandment – Polin commemorates 80 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

In this week’s episode we are going to be hearing from two guests from the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews about a number of events taking place throughout the year.

PKN Orlen plans to build 76 SMRs by 2038

PKN Orlen, Poland's state-owned oil and gas company, has "ambitious" plans to build 76 Small Modular (nuclear - PAP) Reactors (SMRs) in Poland by the year 2038, the company’s CEO has said.

EU states plan to return 6,500 asylum seekers to Poland

The EU states have filed close to 6,500 applications in 2022 to return asylum seekers to Poland, the Polish Border Guard reported on Tuesday.

US president confirms plans to visit Poland

US President Joe Biden has said that he will visit Poland but added that he doesn't know when.

Poland, Baltic states sign declaration on regional security cooperation

The foreign ministers of Poland and the three Baltic states have signed a joint declaration on tightening security cooperation in the region.

Cops launch hunt for snake killer after eight pythons found STRANGLED to death in ‘woodland grave’

Police are hunting a snake killer after EIGHT Boa Constrictors were found strangled to death.

SOS Polonia founder awarded one of Poland’s highest honours for helping Poles in the UK

A woman who has dedicated her life to aiding Polish migrants has been awarded one of Poland’s highest honours for her work.

IMF downgrades Poland's GDP growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered Poland's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth forecasts for this year and next.

Majority of Poles believe war in Ukraine threatens Poland's security

According to a January-held CBOS survey, 79 percent of Poles think that Russia's war in Ukraine poses a threat to Poland's security.

New Copernicus stamp to spotlight astronomer’s contribution to science

A new stamp of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus has been released in a bid to popularize science and spotlight the contribution he made to the planet.

Poland's GDP to grow by 0.5 pct in Q1

Polish economic growth will slow to 0.5 percent in Q1 2023, a government-sponsored think-tank has forecast.

Today’s news round up in Poland

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Ruling coalition maintains lead in voter support poll

The United Right, Poland's ruling camp led by the conservative party Law and Justice (PiS), enjoy the biggest backing in the latest poll run for the Super Express daily.

EU should help Ukraine with grain exports says Polish official

Poland's deputy prime minister and agriculture minister has said that the whole European Union should be involved in helping Kyiv with grain exports to alleviate the burden taken in this respect by the countries neighbouring Ukraine.

Poland introduces remote work into labour code

Regulations making remote work an officially recognised mode of working have become binding after Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, signed them into law.

Łódź locals encouraged to eat WORMS to ‘improve health and engage with neighbours’

Residents in Łódź are being encouraged to eat worms as a new ecological alternative to traditional meat.

Poland’s largest charity fundraiser breaks records with staggering €32.7 million

An annual charity event that raises money for the treatment of sick children pulled in over PLN 154 million (EUR 32.7 million) its organizers announced on Sunday evening.

PKN Orlen denies CEO was ABW informant

Daniel Obajtek, the CEO of PKN Orlen, Poland's state-owned fuel corporation, never cooperated with the Polish internal security services, the company has said.

More firms plan wage hikes

There is a slight rise in firms planning wage hikes in the coming quarter despite a drop in wage pressure, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) wrote on Monday in a report.

Poland's defence spending record high in Nato says PM

Poland's plan to spend as much as 4 percent of its GDP on defence this year may be the most ambitious among all Nato member states, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said.

Poland's economy grew by 4.9 percent in 2022

Poland's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 4.9 percent year on year in 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) has reported.

Senate amendments threaten compromise with EC says European minister

Possible amendments to a Supreme Court bill introduced by the Polish Senate could jeopardise a compromise reached with the European Commission (EC), Poland's European minister has said.

Poland's venture capital investment shows no sign of decline

The value of venture capital (VC) investment in Poland remained unchanged year on year in 2022, defying global declining trends, a report has shown.

Today’s news round up in Poland

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Ruling coalition maintains lead in voter support poll

Poland's ruling United Right coalition would win a parliamentary election held next Sunday with 37 percent of the vote, a new survey by the Estymator pollster for the DoRzeczy website has shown.

Over 47 pct say Tusk as PM bad for Poles

Over 47 percent of Poles believe living conditions in Poland would deteriorate under a government led by current opposition leader Donald Tusk, a United Surveys poll has shown.

President congratulates new Czech head of state, invites him to Poland

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has congratulated Petr Pavel on his victory in the presidential election in the Czech Republic, and has invited him to pay a visit to Warsaw.

Polish deputy FM welcomes Pavel's victory in Czech presidential election

The election of Petr Pavel is excellent news for Poland and Poland is ready to further tighten its cooperation with the Czech Republic, Polish deputy foreign minister has said.

Territorial defence forces to number at least 50,000 says MoD

Poland's defence minister has said that the country's Territorial Defence Force (WOT) is slated to reach a minimum size of 50,000 personnel.

Polish FM condemns synagogue attack in Israel

Poland's foreign minister has condemned Friday’s deadly attack on a synagogue on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

Poles second-largest foreign-born group in England, Wales

Poles are now the second-largest foreign-born population in England and Wales, the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported on Friday.

Russia accuses Poland of hostile plans against Ukraine says security official

Russian propaganda is claiming that Poland has plans to seize part of Ukrainian territory, a senior government security official has said.

Two dead, four hurt in Katowice presbytery blast

A 69 year-old woman and her 41-year-old daughter died and four people were injured, including two children, in a suspected gas explosion that ripped apart a Protestant presbytery in Katowice on Friday.

Archaeologists uncover ‘unique sacrificial site’ found in 2,500-year-old lake

A massive sacrificial site from the time of Biskupin 2,500 years ago has been found in northern Poland in what archaeologists are hailing as a unique discovery.

Two now confirmed dead in Katowice blast

The death toll from a suspected gas explosion that ripped apart a Protestant church building in Katowice has risen to two after rescuers found another body.

Ukrainian president thanks Poland for another batch of tanks

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has thanked Poland on Twitter for the decision to send 60 tanks to his country, including 30 PT-91 and 14 Leopard 2 tanks.

One dead in house explosion in Katowice

Firefighters have recovered a body from the rubble of a protestant parish building that exploded in the Polish southern city of Katowice on Friday morning.

Poland remembers Holocaust victims

Survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau have gathered to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German death camp in the final months of World War Two.

Chilling new book reveals meticulous planning behind Auschwitz death camp

To murder over a million people at Auschwitz required meticulous planning and design.

Polish ambassador to EU hosts meeting on aid for Ukraine

Poland's permanent representative at the EU has met with the ambassadors of Japan, Ukraine, Estonia, Finland and Lithuania to discuss assistance for Ukraine and sanctions on Russia.

Opposition leader slams ruling party's electoral code changes

Donald Tusk, leader of Poland's main opposition party, Civic Platform (PO), has criticised the latest changes to the electoral code promoted by the ruling party.

Trial of Polish activist in Belarus continues

The trial in Belarus of Polish minority activist and journalist Andrzej Poczobut is continuing, though the hearing has been moved from the circuit court to a local district court, PAP has learned.

Polish FDI in Ukraine to grow significantly in coming years

Poland's foreign direct investments (FDI) in Ukraine are expected to increase to USD 30 billion in the coming five years, a Polish government think-tank has indicated, adding that this will be a nearly thirtyfold rise.

Lower house passes bill limiting district heating prices

The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, has passed an amendment that puts a cap of 40 percent on increases in district heating prices.

Today’s news round up in Poland

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Polish PM tells French TV West should be bolder in supporting Ukraine

The West should be bolder in its support for Ukraine by supplying it with more advanced weapons, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has told the French television LCI.

Biden may visit Poland according to US media reports

Joe Biden could visit Poland during a trip to Europe he may make to mark the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the CNN and NBC News channels reported on Thursday, citing US government sources.

Polish armed forces recruit over 16,000 in 2022

More than 16,000 people reported for voluntary military service in 2022, a deputy defence minister has said.

EC approves Polish aid programme for tourist sector

The European Commission (EC) approved on Thursday a Polish public aid programme worth EUR 21 million for tourist-sector companies impacted by a migration crisis from Belarus.

New kit on the block: Rare lynx spotted roaming through Polish forest

A Eurasian lynx, rarely found in Poland, has been spotted in Krepą Forest.

Plans unveiled for museum and memorial site at former WWII camp where ‘untold numbers perished’

Seeking to balance the natural beauty of the area with the need to properly commemorate its wartime tragedy, plans have finally been revealed detailing how the KL Plaszow museum and memorial site will be developed.

Polish gas operator with all pipeline siting decisions

Poland's Gaz-System natural gas transmission system operator has all required overland pipeline siting decisions for the FSRU (Floating Storage Regasification Unit) Gdansk project, Gaz-System CEO Marcin Chludzinski said on Thursday.

Working from home saves Polish employees around 54 mins a day

In Poland, remote work allows employees to save an average of 54 minutes a day, according to Polish Economic Institute (PIE) analysts.

UK MP calls for huge arms plant for Ukraine in Poland

In order to help Ukraine win its war with Russia, a huge arms factory must be built in Poland as the current model of arms donations is unviable in the long term, the chair of the British parliament's defence committee said on Thursday.

Ukraine's struggle must get global backing says PM

Ukraine's defence efforts against Russia must be backed by the whole world, Poland's prime minister said on Thursday after talks with Poland-visiting European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic.

Poland to ask for EU money before fulfilling milestones

An application for post-pandemic recovery funding will be submitted to the European Commission (EC) before the Polish president signs a key act into law, the prime minister has said.

Covid peak at turn of February and March says official

Covid infections are expected to peak at the turn of February and March, with a possible daily infection rate of around 5,000, a deputy health minister said on TV on Thursday.

Today’s news round up in Poland

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Poland repatriates two paintings looted during WWII

Poland has successfully repatriated two Flemish paintings looted from a Polish collection by Nazi Germans during World War Two.

Poland's Orlen signs long-term LNG deal with US's Sempra

PKN Orlen, Poland's leading oil and gas company, has signed a 20-year contract with the American company Sempra Infrastructure for the delivery of 20 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Warsaw to ban old cars from city centre from 2024 to improve air

Polluting old cars will be banned from Warsaw city centre in an effort to improve air quality, the capital’s mayor announced on Wednesday.

Opposition to probe why teenage rape victim was refused abortion

MPs from Poland's main opposition grouping, Civic Coalition, (KO) want to know which hospitals refused an abortion to an underage girl with intellectual disabilities who became pregnant as a result of rape.

Polish PM lauds German decision to send Leopards to Ukraine

Mateusz Morawiecki, Polish prime minister, has praised Germany's decision to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine to help bolster the country’s defence against Russia.

Jerzy Skolimowski's ‘emotional’ road movie about a melancholic donkey is nominated for 2023 Oscars

Jerzy Skolimowski's moving film about a donkey's adventures has become one of five nominees in this year's Best International Film category for the Academy Awards.

New Covid variant poses no greater health risk than Omicron says ministry

The new Omicron variant, known officially as XBB.1.5 or by its subvariant nickname, Kraken, is highly contagious but does not appear to pose a greater threat than the original Omicron, the spokesperson for Poland’s health ministry has said.

Poland hopes for EU's toughest sanctions on Russia

Poland wants the EU to impose a tough new sanctions package on Russia, a Polish deputy foreign minister has said.

Poland reports 2,451 coronavirus cases, 36 deaths between Jan 19-Jan 25

Poland recorded 2,451 confirmed coronavirus cases and 36 deaths between January 19 and January 25, 2023, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.

December unemployment up to 5.2 percent - stats office

Poland's unemployment rate went up to 5.2 percent in December 2022 from 5.1 percent in November, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Wednesday.

Poland sees drop in murders in 2022

Murders in Poland were down by one-fifth last year compared to 2021, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita has reported.

Poland's Linette reaches first Grand Slam tennis semi-finals

Poland’s Magda Linette upset former world No.1 Karolina Pliskova, 6:3, 7:5, to reach the final four at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

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Duda says Nato Article 5 is not theoretical, but binding and very practical

President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday in the Czech Republic. that Nato Article 5 is not theoretical, but binding and very practical, which was clearly demonstrated by the help of the allies after the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001.

Netherlands to send eight F-35 fighters to Poland by end January

Eight F-35 fighters of the Royal Netherlands Air Force will arrive in Poland at the end of January to increase the defence capabilities of NATO's eastern flank, the Euractiv website reported on Tuesday.

Skolimowski's 'EO' nominated for best foreign film at 2023 Oscars

'EO' by legendary Polish film director Jerzy Skolimowski received an Oscar nomination for Best International Feature Film on Tuesday.

Poland will file for EU compensation for arms sent to Ukraine says PM

Poland will apply for compensation from the EU's European Peace Facility (EPF) for arms provided to Ukraine, the Polish prime minister said on Tuesday.

PM hopes for quick response from Berlin to tank transfer request

Poland's prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has said he hopes Germany will respond quickly to a formal request from Warsaw for Berlin to approve the transfer to Ukraine of Poland's German-built Leopard 2 tanks.

Some elementary school children to get free laptops says PM

Fourth formers at Polish elementary schools will get free laptops in September to help them with their school work, the Polish prime minister said on Tuesday.

Two tons of silverware given by Poles as a war chest to help fight Nazi Germany donated to National Museum in Poznań

Two tons of silverware given by Poles as a war chest to help the country defend itself in the event of a conflict with Nazi Germany have been donated to the National Museum in Poznań.

‘I feel more Polish than American’, says Vampire Diaries heartthrob Paul Wesley

Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley has delighted his Polish fans after revealing his deep connection to Poland.

Poland wants tank coalition to be as large as possible

Poland wants the coalition of countries willing to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine to be as “large as possible”, a senior foreign policy advisor to the president has said.

Berlin receives consent request for transfer of Leopards to Ukraine

The German government has already received a formal request from Warsaw for its consent to allow Poland to transfer some of its German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, the Polish defence minister said on Tuesday.

Decisions on third nuclear plant to come within months says dep PM

Decisions on the location and the lead contractor for Poland’s third nuclear power plant can be expected within the next few months, a government minister said on Tuesday.

Poland to request German consent for Leopard tank transfer to Ukraine

The Polish government will soon submit a formal request to Germany asking it to agree to the transfer of some of Poland’s German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.

Number of Russians crossing into Poland from Kaliningrad plummets

The number of people crossing Poland’s border with the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad has crashed, according to figures from the Polish Border Guard.

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Polish football to get Portuguese coach

Portuguese coach Fernando Santos will be the new head coach of the Polish national football team, the Polish Football Association (PZPN) reported on Monday.

Polish president believes Ukraine will defeat Russia

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said he is convinced that Ukraine will defeat its enemy and repel the Russian invasion, also thanks to support offered by Poland and other allies.

Drop in flu and flu-related infections says minister

There is a visible drop in flu and flu-related infections, Poland's health minister said on Monday.

Extraordinary life of heroine who delivered 3,000 babies in Auschwitz death camp to be told in new feature film

The incredible story of a midwife who helped women give birth at Auschwitz death camp is to be turned into a major new film.

Ruling coalition maintains lead in poll

Poland's ruling United Right coalition would win a parliamentary election with 32.0 percent of the vote, a new survey by the CBOS pollster has shown.

January Uprising 1863 laid foundations for Poland regaining its independence 50 years later

This week marks the 160th anniversary of one of the most significant events in Polish history, the 1863-64 January Uprising.

German Patriot missiles on the way to Poland

The German armed forces have begun relocating the first two batteries of the US-made Patriot air-defence system to Poland, the German NDR news website has reported.

Hidden photos from 60s and 70s spark mission to find the people and stories involved

A treasure trove of 500 negatives from the 1960s and 1970s found in the basement of a Youth Cultural Centre in Warsaw has sparked a mission to track down the people and stories behind the images.

Poland to ask Germany for permission to transfer tanks to Ukraine

Poland will formally ask Germany for permission to hand over some of its German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, the Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has said.

EU's work on new sanctions too slow says Polish ambassador

Poland is disappointed with the lack of progress at agreement on a new list of new EU sanctions on Russia, the Polish ambassador to the EU has said.

Retail sales up in December - stats office

Poland's retail sales increased in real terms by 0.2 percent year on year and by 13.1 percent month on month in December 2022, the Central Statistical Office said on Monday.

Poland's industrial production rises y/y in December - stats office

Poland's industrial output rose by 1.0 percent year on year in December 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Monday.

Germany will not object to Poland sending Leopard tanks to Ukraine

The German foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, has said her country will not object if Poland decides to hand over some of its German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

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Poland marks anniversary of 1863 uprising against Russia

Poland on Sunday marked the 160th anniversary of the 1863 January Uprising, the largest and longest-lasting armed insurrection against Russian rule on Polish soil.

Polish PM vows to aid Ukraine with or without German consent

Poland's prime minister has told PAP if Germany does not consent to the transfer to Ukraine of Leopard 2 tanks, Poland will build a "smaller coalition" of coutries ready to send tanks and other equipment.

Ukrainian forces to train on Polish tanks in days says Duda's aide

Ukrainian officers will be trained to use Polish tanks within the coming days, the head of Polish President Andrzej Duda's Foreign Policy Bureau has said.

Shalom! Teaching Hebrew in Kraków…

In this episode of The Debrief, we have a quick Hebrew lesson and meet with teacher Sapir Librowski-Sher.

Poland's food exports surge in 2022

The value of Poland's foods exports increased by 27 percent year on year in the first eleven months of 2022, the National Support Centre for Agriculture (KOWR) has reported.

Poland still hopes for deal on tanks for Ukraine

Poland still believes it will be able to convince German partners to supply Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine after no decision on the matter was reached at a Friday meeting of allies at Germany's Ramstein Air Base, a deputy foreign minister has said.

Germany to start relocating Patriot systems to Poland on Monday

The Bundeswehr, the Germany army, will start the process of deploying the first two of three promised Patriot air-defence batteries to Poland on Monday, the dpa news agency reported on Friday.

Poland can train and equip Ukrainian brigade, says MoD

Poland is able to equip and train a Ukrainian military brigade, the Polish defence minister said on Friday after a sitting of a contact team overseeing aid for Ukraine in Germany's Ramstein airbase.

There is still hope for deal on tanks for Ukraine says Polish MoD

The Polish defence minister said on Friday he was hopeful that efforts to provide Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine would end in success.

‘Largest herd of bison ever seen in Poland’ spotted roaming through Białowieża forest

An enormous herd of bison, described by scientists as the largest they have ever seen, has been spotted in the Białowieża forest in eastern Poland.

Award-winning photographer battles to save Poland’s birdlife from foreign predators

An award-winning wildlife photographer who built eight floating nesting islands to protect wetland birds from invading predators has told TFN he will continue his fight to save them. 

Poland's Orlen to pinpoint locations for small reactors this year

PKN Orlen, Poland's leading oil and gas company, will present locations for its planned small and micro modular nuclear reactors later this year, the company CEO has said.

‘James Bond gun’ found under attic floorboards of former palace used as WWII Nazi slave camp

A World War Two-era German police pistol of a type famously used by super spy James Bond has been found hidden in a former Nazi women’s slave labour camp in the Opole province.

Poland is leader in helping Ukraine says US defence min

The United States Secretary of Defence said on Friday that Poland was a leader in providing Ukraine with armoured vehicles, training for Ukrainian armed forces and offering shelter to Ukrainian refugees.

Poland's average corporate wage up 10.3 pct y/y in Dec. - stats office

Poland's average corporate gross monthly wage rose by 10.3 percent year on year to PLN 7,329.96 (EUR 1,554) in December 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Friday.

Poland ready for 'non-standard' action over tanks for Ukraine

If Germany resists Poland's request to hand over some of its German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, Warsaw may be ready to take "non-standard action", a deputy foreign minister has said.

Educated women in Poland still earn less than their male peers

The high level of education of women in Poland does not translate evenly into their salaries in relation to men, Polish Economic Institute (PIE) expert told PAP.

World media to publish Poland-sponsored stories about Russian despotism

Poland will launch another part of its "Telling Poland to the World" initiative to describe 250 years of Central Europe's struggle with Russian despotism.

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Poland, other countries declare 'unprecedented' military aid to Ukraine

Nine countries, including Poland, UK, the Czech Republic and the Baltic states, declared to provide "unprecedented" military aid to Ukraine after a Thursday meeting of their representatives in Estonia.

Spanish divers posed no threat to critical infrastructure says PM

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that the incident concerning the three Spanish divers who were rescued from the Baltic Sea over the weekend did not pose any threat to Poland's critical infrastructure.

Poland must remind 'tired' West about Ukraine says PM

Poland must keep the Ukraine issue alive because the West is losing interest in it, Poland's prime minister said on Thursday.

Israeli ambassador says Polish roots visible in modern Israel

The Israeli ambassador to Poland has said that it is impossible to think about both a modern Israel and modern Judaism without Polish roots.

Poland's defence minister hopeful Germany will send tanks to Ukraine

The Polish defence minister said on Thursday that he hopes Germany will change its mind and agree to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.

Deer-lightful! Rare baby deer born in Poznań zoo

A rare Visayan spotted sambar deer, one of the most endangered in the world, has been born in Poznań Zoo.

Polish PM asks for report on three Spanish divers

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has asked the country's security services to prepare a comprehensive report on three Spanish divers who were rescued from the sea near the port of Gdansk over the weekend.

Polish PM says new Supreme Court law needs no more changes

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said no changes are needed to the new legislation amending the law on the Supreme Court as it includes a compromise worked out in Brussels to open up Poland's access to EU post-pandemic funding.

Duda says Austria breaking EU unity with call to weaken Russian sanctions

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has criticised the Austrian foreign minister for apparently calling for weakened sanctions on Moscow, saying he was "breaking up European unity".

Germans making excuses not to send weapons to Ukraine says dep FM

Germany is looking for every possible excuse not to supply Ukraine with weapons, a Polish deputy foreign minister has claimed.

Warsaw architects wow with ‘fairytale cave house’ inspired by Kraków’s Wawel dragon

Influenced by tales of ‘the Wawel dragon’, a private house on the outskirts of Kraków stands to become one of Poland’s most ecological residences whilst simultaneously incorporating aspects of local myth and history into its design.

Polish gov't spokesman criticises Austria's stance on Russia sanctions

The Polish government’s spokesman has denounced a call by the Austrian foreign minister to ease Western sanctions imposed on Moscow for invading Ukraine.

Poland launches new child-care programme

The Polish government has unveiled a new EUR 1-billion programme for child care it claims is the “largest” in Europe.

Poland's population to fall to 32.5 mln by 2060 MinFin predicts

Poland's population is expected to decline to 32.5 million in 2060 from 37.9 million in 2022 according to a demographic forecast by the Finance Ministry published by social insurer ZUS.

Thefts on the rise in Poland

Thefts in Poland increased by 12,000 in 2022 from the previous year, to 124,000, the National Police Headquarters (KGP) data has shown.

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Dep FM brands as "absurd" Austrian FM's criticism of Lavrov visa refusal

A Polish deputy foreign minister has dismissed as "completely absurd" a statement by Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg criticising Poland's decision to refuse Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, permission to attend an OSCE meeting in Poland last year.

Duda says Ukraine needs more weapons to stop Russian offensive

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has told the World Economic Forum in Davos he was afraid Russia was preparing a new offensive in Ukraine so it was necessary to provide additional support to Kyiv with modern tanks and missiles.

White House shares Poland's concerns over Belarus entering war in Ukraine

The White House’s National Security Council spokesman said that the United States shares Poland's concerns over Belarusian support for Russia's actions in Ukraine.

Polish PM expects allies to send up to 100 tanks to Ukraine

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that Poland is trying to convince European allies to provide Ukraine with up to 100 Western-made main battle tanks.

Pensioner becomes PhD at age of 83 from one of Poland’s best universities!

A pensioner from Koszalin has been awarded a PhD from one of Poland’s top universities.

Culture minister highlights risk of trade in stolen Ukrainian artefacts

Ukraine’s cultural heritage could be looted and traded on illegal markets as a result of the Russian invasion, Poland’s culture minister warned on Wednesday.

Russian propaganda still trying to rubbish Poland says security official

Russian propaganda is continuing in its efforts to trash the reputation of Poland, a senior government security official has said.

Putin wants Ukraine due to its EU, Nato ambitions, president tells CNBC

Russian leader Vladimir Putin wants to enslave Ukraine because of its will to join the EU and Nato, Poland's president told the CNBC TV broadcaster on Wednesday.

Harrowing never-before-seen photos from Warsaw Ghetto Uprising found in family attic

Taken by a firefighter serving with the Warsaw Fire Brigade during WWII, a roll of negatives taken during the pacification of the Jewish Ghetto in 1943 have been discovered after lying hidden for nearly 80-years.

Davos meeting focuses on peace in Ukraine says Polish PM

The main subject of talks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, has been how to establish a just peace in Ukraine, and Poland is seen as an expert on the issue, the Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has said.

President, PM send condolences after helicopter crash in Ukraine

Poland's President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday sent condolences to Ukraine in connection with a helicopter crash on Wednesday morning which killed 17 people, including the country's interior minister.

Poland reports 2,024 coronavirus cases, 51 deaths between Jan 12-Jan 18

Poland recorded 2,024 confirmed coronavirus cases and 51 deaths between January 12 and January 18, 2023, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.

Ruling party leads support ranking

Main ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) would win an election this Sunday with 33 percent of the vote, the IBRiS pollster said in a survey done for private radio broadcaster Radio Zet and published on Wednesday.

Poland likely to avoid recession says PM

Poland will probably enjoy a small economic growth and thus avoid a recession this year, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said.

No hearing on first day of Poczobut trial

The first day of the trial of Belarusian-Polish journalist and Polish minority activist Andrzej Poczobut on Tuesday before a court in Grodno, Belarus, closed without a hearing, and no further trial date has been announced.

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EP should stop lecturing Poland amid corruption scandal says Duda

The European Parliament (EP) should stop criticising Poland for alleged rule-of-law problems when it has been unable to stop corruption in its own ranks, Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said.

Russia must fail in war says Polish president

Russia must lose the war in Ukraine for the world to be safe, Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said.

Poland backs Germany's plan for tribunal for Russian war crimes

Poland has supported German calls for the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

Polish gov't plans to cushion excessive increase of heating costs

The Polish government has adopted an amendment to the law on support for heat recipients in connection with the current situation on the energy market.

Intimate coming-of-age documentary revealing harsh realities of Chopin Piano Competition to premiere at Sundance Film Festival

A documentary film that transports viewers into the high-stakes world of the Chopin Piano Competition will receive its premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this Friday.

Flu epidemic grips Poland

In the first half of January, Poland recorded over 559,000 cases or suspected cases of influenza and 33 deaths from the disease, data from the National Institute of Public Health - State Research Institute show.

Foreign firms invest nearly EUR 4 bln in Poland

In 2022, foreign companies invested EUR 3.7 billion in Poland through the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH), EUR 200 million more than in the previous year and EUR 1 billion more than in 2020, the agency said in a statement on Tuesday.

Polish House opens at World Economic Forum in Davos

The 'Polish House', an international pavilion situated in the centre of the Swiss resort of Davos, started hosting meetings on Tuesday as part of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

President rallies for imprisoned Belarusian-Polish activist

Poland has not ceased its demands for the release of Andrzej Poczobut, a Belarusian-Polish journalist and Polish minority activist imprisoned by the Belarusian regime, the Polish president told reporters on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Polish teen becomes youngest ever winner of world’s toughest car race

A Polish teenager has become the youngest ever winner of the world’s toughest car race, the Dakar Rally.

Ukraine needs more and more weapons says Polish president

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said that Ukraine will be able to stop Russia only when it has received modern military equipment from its western partners.

Patriot batteries to reach Poland in coming days says MoD

Patriot air defence systems will arrive in Poland in the coming days, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak has said.

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EU sees Poland as main supporter of Ukrainian refugees

EU citizens see Poland as the main provider of aid to war refugees from Ukraine according to a survey run in nine EU countries.

Pole dies after crashing car into Brandenburg Gate

A 26-year-old Pole died on Sunday evening in Berlin after crashing his car into the city's Brandenburg Gate, the Polish consul in Berlin reported on Monday.

Polish president to advocate for giving tanks to Ukraine in Davos

Poland's President Andrzej Duda will take advantage of his meetings at the World Economic Forum in Davos to find support for Poland's initiative to donate tanks to Ukraine, Duda's aide has said.

Gov't, justice minister at odds over recovery fund impact assessment

The government disagrees with the country’s justice minister over his assessment of the financial impact of the EU recovery funds due to Poland under its national recovery plan (KPO), the government’s spokesman has said.

Miracle premature baby goes home after ‘winning the fight for life’

A baby girl born 14 weeks prematurely and measuring just 29cm has finally been allowed home after ‘fighting bravely’ for four months in hospital.

December core inflation rate hits 11.5 pct - central bank

Poland's core inflation, which excludes the prices of food and energy, measured 11.5 percent year on year in December 2022, up from 11.4 percent in November, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) said on Monday.

Polish PM appeals to Germany to send Ukraine weapons

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has called on the German government to take action and send all kinds of weapons to Ukraine.

Poland does not need lessons in democracy says PM

Poland has one of Europe’s oldest traditions of statehood and “does not need to be trained in democracy and the rule of law,” Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, said in Berlin on Monday.

Hollywood’s Natalie Portman delights book fans with Olga Tokarczuk interview

Several weeks after selecting Olga Tokarczuk’s best-selling ‘Drive your plow over the bones of the dead’ as her Book of the Month, Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman interviewed the author last week on her Insta channel. 

Bundeswehr starts relocating Patriot batteries to Poland

The Bundeswehr, the German army, has started to relocate Patriot air defence systems to Poland, the dpa press agency has reported, quoting a German government source.

Duda ready to respond to justice minister over judicial bill says aide

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, will respond to a letter from the justice minister raising doubts over new legislation amending the law on the Supreme Court, if he considers them sensible, the president’s foreign policy advisor said on Monday.

Polish PM believes Germany will approve handover of tanks to Ukraine

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that he cannot imagine a situation in which Germany will not approve Poland's plan to hand over Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.

Trial of Polish activist starts in Belarus

The trial of Belarusian-Polish journalist and Polish minority activist Andrzej Poczobut, imprisoned by the Belarusian regime, began before the district court in Grodno on Monday, the Polish foreign ministry has said.

Investigation into scam that hit Polish Football Association continues

A district court in Szczecin, north-western Poland, has upheld the continued application of preventative measures against four people accused of defrauding the Polish Football Association (PZPN) of PLN 1 million (EUR 210,000).

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Three Spanish divers rescued by Polish services in Baltic Sea

The three Spanish divers who have been rescued by the Polish Maritime Search and Rescue Services in the Baltic Sea, lacked a motorboat licence and did not have permission to dive, according to Poland's police.

Polish passport among strongest in the world

The Polish passport finds itself in the top ten in Great Britain's Henley Passport index, a ranking of all the world's passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.

Ruling coalition maintains lead in voter support poll

Poland's ruling United Right coalition would win a parliamentary election with 36.1 percent of the vote, a new survey by the Estymator pollster for the DoRzeczy website has shown.

Constitutionality of laws decided by top court says gov't spokesman

The spokesman for Poland's government has disagreed with a critical opinion voiced by a Supreme Court official concerning an amendment to the law on the Supreme Court.

Majority of Poles say Germany should pay WWII reparations to Poland – poll

More than half of the respondents believe that Germany should pay war reparations to Poland for damages caused during the Second World War, a recent poll indicates.

Young Pole comes out on top in his Dakar debut

Eryk Goczał, an 18-year-old Pole, won the Dakar SSV race in his first attempt.

Poland takes second place in World Cup team ski jumping event

Poland placed second in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup team competition in Zakopane, southern Poland, on Saturday.

Pole wins snowboarding World Cup

Oskar Kwiatkowski won the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Scuol, Switzerland, on Saturday.

Russia may attack Ukraine from Belarus, Polish PM warns

Russia may launch another attack on Ukraine from Belarus to open a new front and threaten Ukraine's capital Kyiv, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has warned.

Polish PM to meet with Germany's Scholz over tanks for Ukraine

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, will go to Berlin on Monday to try to convince his German counterpart, Olaf Scholz, to agree to Poland's handing over a company of Leopard tanks to Ukraine.

No room for talks with Putin says Polish official

A Polish deputy foreign minister has criticised a reported policy draft of the German Social Democrats (SPD) towards Russia by arguing that "there is absolutely no room" for talks with the president of the country waging war on Ukraine.

Fitch affirms Poland's 'A-' rating with stable outlook

Global ratings agency Fitch has confirmed Poland's long-term rating at the 'A-' level with stable outlook.

Tusk blames ruling party's narrative for 2019 murder of Gdańsk mayor

Donald Tusk, leader of Poland's main opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform (PO), has said that the ruling party's rhetoric is to be blamed for the 2019 killing of Paweł Adamowicz, the liberal mayor of the Polish city of Gdańsk.

EC will judge on new Polish court laws once they're in force says EC head

The European Commission (EC) will assess the effectiveness of Poland's new Supreme Court law after it has been implemented, Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the EC, said on Friday.

Polish scientist jailed for spying in Iran is ‘safe and sound’ after being released, say officials

A Polish scientist jailed in Iran on accusations of spying has been released, a Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman has said.

Education minister says amended Supreme Court law will unlock EU funds

Poland's education minister has said new legislation amending the law on the Supreme Court is incompatible with the Polish constitution but necessary in order to secure EU post-pandemic funding.

Webber’s World: ‘Allow me to propose a toast to the bears of Bemowo!’

I’d be lying if I said that Bemowo didn’t get the best press; I’d be lying because the naked facts are, it doesn’t really get any press at all.

Poland's C/A deficit down in November reports central bank

Poland's current account deficit fell to EUR 422 million at the end of November 2022, against a deficit of EUR 597 million recorded at the end of October, according to central bank figures released on Friday.

PM praises passage of Supreme Court law

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has praised the passing of a court reform in the Sejm (lower house of the Polish parliament) and said the key aim of the move was to end a rule-of-law dispute with the European Commission (EC).

New draft law on judiciary an important step for EU funds - EC spokesman

The European Commission (EC) spokesman has told PAP that the act adopted by the Sejm (lower house of the Polish parliament) on Friday is an important step towards meeting the milestones needed to access EU funds.

Bank uses AI to imagine Polish cities of the future and ‘inspire people to consider their retirement’

Harnessing the latest AI technology, ING Polska have peered into the future to predict what Poland’s major cities will look like in years to come.

Inflation at 10 percent in Q3, says expert

Decrease of inflation to 16.6 percent in December is mainly due to the effect of lower heating costs, Jakub Rybacki from the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) said.

Poland's lower house of parliament passes EU-required court reform

The Sejm, lower house of the Polish parliament, on Friday successfully passed a Supreme Court reform that was needed to unlock billions of euros in the EU's post-pandemic recovery funds for Poland.

Government to place cap on heating price rises for Poles says minister

Poland's minister of climate and environment took to social media on Friday to announce that additional regulations would be introduced by the government to safeguard consumers from rises in heating bills.

Germany should allow for Poland to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine

The head of the president's office, speaking on Radio Plus on Friday, said that Germany should allow for the transfer of German-made Leopard tanks from Poland to Ukraine, as the coalition of states carrying out the transfer programme is already functioning.

Poland's CPI confirmed at 16.6 pct y/y in December - stats office

Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 16.6 percent year on year and by 0.1 percent month on month in December 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Friday.

President's new foreign policy aide outlines agenda

Marcin Przydacz, the newly-appointed chief foreign policy aide to Polish President Andrzej Duda, has said the president's priorities will include security policy, support for Ukraine and relations with the United States.