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Fiala to meet Truss on sidelines of Prague European Political Community meeting
Fiala to meet Truss on sidelines of Prague European Political Community meeting

No hearing with Okamura over derogatory comments in lower house
No hearing with Okamura over derogatory comments in lower house

Jurečka: Zeman will quickly facilitate appointment of new environment minister
Jurečka: Zeman will quickly facilitate appointment of new environment minister

Renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma wins competition for new Jewish museum in Brno
The renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has won an international competition for the design of a new Jewish Museum in the Moravian city of Brno. The striking building in the shape of a seemingly endless white ribbon with a tree in the centre was selected by an international jury, presided by the famous Czech architect Josef Pleskot: 

Czech sound-artist Lenka Morávková on creating unique instrument made of Bohemian crystal
Lenka Morávková is a sound-artist and electronic producer from North Bohemia who divides her time between Prague and Los Angeles. A few years ago, she created a one-of-a-kind glass sculpture called the Bohemian Cristal Instrument, a unique version of the legendary Cristal Baschet. The sonic explorer, as she calls herself, has since achieved wide international acclaim. She performed at the prestigious Broad Museum in Los Angeles and her video, shot in the blooming Californian desert, has attracted more than two million views.

Together recommend voters back Pavel, Nerudová or Fischer for president
Together recommend voters back Pavel, Nerudová or Fischer for president

Together and ANO agree most areas in Prague coalition talks
Together and ANO agree most areas in Prague coalition talks

Shocking case of institutionalized patient highlights inhumane practices in Czech mental homes
An investigative team at Czech Radio has unveiled the shocking story of a young woman who was held in mechanical restraint in a mental home in Opava for a period of twelve years. Her fate has once again highlighted the inhumane conditions in many Czech psychiatric institutions and the urgent need for reform.

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New chief conductor Popelka helms Radio orchestra for first time
New chief conductor Popelka helms Radio orchestra for first time

Number of people hospitalised with covid increasing
Number of people hospitalised with covid increasing

Eight people arrested in Brno on corruption charges
Eight people arrested in Brno on corruption charges

Russian ambassador summoned to Foreign Ministry
Russian ambassador summoned to Foreign Ministry

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Foreign Ministry calls on Czech citizens to leave Russia
Foreign Ministry calls on Czech citizens to leave Russia

Gas consumption in Czechia falls 18 percent year-on-year
Gas consumption in Czechia falls 18 percent year-on-year

River flows below average for 12 months in row
River flows below average for 12 months in row

190 years since the first kindergarten was established in the Bohemian lands
The first pre-school institution -a so-called "model youth nursery" -  was founded in 1832 by Jan Svoboda, a teacher at the Prague Emmaus parish school Na Hrádku. Svoboda taught children aged three to six the basics of reading, writing and German and instilled moral principles in his charges through games, rhymes and singing.

Will poor Senate showing impact ANO approach to presidential vote?
Elections to one-third of the seats in the Czech Senate were not a success for opposition leaders ANO, which took only three of 27, compared to 20 for the governing Together group. Where did it go wrong for Andrej Babiš’s party? And will the results impact how ANO approach January’s presidential election? I spoke to political scientist Petr Just.

Czech and Slovak foreign ministers agree migration problem must be solved at European level
Czech and Slovak foreign ministers agree migration problem must be solved at European level

Czech researchers develop revolutionary new material for interior design
Czech researchers at the Technical University of Liberec have developed a new material that could find multiple uses in interior design and various artistic fields such as the creation of perfumed jewelry. The new glass-ceramic porous material called Porous Glass Plasticine (PGP) will have its world premiere at the international glass fair glasstec in Düsseldorf later this month.

Balloons enthusiasts take to the skies over Bělá pod Bezdězem
Hot-air balloon enthusiasts from around the country took to the skies over Bělá pod Bezdězem, north-east of Prague, at the weekend.  

iRozhlas: Human rights violated at Czech psychiatric hospitals
iRozhlas: Human rights violated at Czech psychiatric hospitals

Krejčíková wins first singles trophy of year in Tallinn
The Czech tennis player Barbora Krejčíková has won her first singles title of 2022 in Tallinn.

Babiš: Senate second round not success for ANO but some positives
Babiš: Senate second round not success for ANO but some positives

Krejčíková wins in Tallinn for first singles title of year
Krejčíková wins in Tallinn for first singles title of year

Kupka: Extraordinary tax on power producers could generate CZK 100 billion
Kupka: Extraordinary tax on power producers could generate CZK 100 billion

Zeman joins other presidents in region in rejecting Russian annexation in Ukraine
Zeman joins other presidents in region in rejecting Russian annexation in Ukraine

Covid hospitalisations in Czechia jump
Covid hospitalisations in Czechia jump

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CT: Half million seniors in Czechia on verge of poverty
CT: Half million seniors in Czechia on verge of poverty

Russian historian Zubov to teach at Czech university
Russian historian Zubov to teach at Czech university

Rybičky 48 – best known Czech pop punk band celebrates 20 years on stage
The best-known Czech pop punk band Rybičky 48 is celebrating two decades on stage. The popular band will mark the anniversary with a special show in Prague’s O2 Arena this month, performing not only their biggest hits, but also some of their latest songs from their most recent album Jedeme dál.

Fiala: Election results unequivocal for Together coalition
Fiala: Election results unequivocal for Together coalition

Governing Civic Democrats most successful party in Senate elections
Governing Civic Democrats most successful party in Senate elections

Czechia slams Russia for abuse of veto power on UN Security Council
Czechia slams Russia for abuse of veto power on UN Security Council

Vystrčil defeats Nagyová in keenly watched Senate clash
Vystrčil defeats Nagyová in keenly watched Senate clash

Second round of voting for Senate places concludes
Second round of voting for Senate places concludes

Tourists back at Pravčice Gate, months after major forest fire
Tourists back at Pravčice Gate, months after major forest fire

21 injured after people smuggler van crashes in Břeclav
21 injured after people smuggler van crashes in Břeclav

MPs to vote on 2023 budget on October 30
MPs to vote on 2023 budget on October 30

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Second round of voting for Senate places ends Saturday afternoon
Second round of voting for Senate places ends Saturday afternoon

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

Fiala: Annexation of Ukrainian territories by Russia “unacceptable and illegitimate”
Fiala: Annexation of Ukrainian territories by Russia “unacceptable and illegitimate”

Architecture Day highlights successful building transformations
The 11th annual Architecture Day has got underway in more than 100 cities and towns across Czechia and Slovakia. Despite its name, the festival will run for a whole week, offering free guided tours of famous buildings as well as lesser known architectural gems, but also lectures, concerts and family workshops.  

Czech Gripen fighters return from mission in Baltic
Czech Gripen fighters return from mission in Baltic

Iga Świątek among star lineup at this year’s Angel Open in Ostrava
Iga Świątek among star lineup at this year’s Angel Open in Ostrava

Forestry worker in Bohemia digs up Bronze Age treasure
A forestry worker in north Bohemia came upon a valuable prehistoric treasure: a massive bracelet and other objects dating back to the Bronze Age.

Czech foreign minister: Russia’s imperialism must be stopped at Ukraine’s borders
Russia’s plan to annex more of Ukraine on Friday, following sham referendums in the occupied eastern regions of the country, have drawn widespread condemnation from Western democracies. Czechia, which currently holds the EU presidency, has slammed the move as "an unacceptable farce“.

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Lipavský: Russian referendums a sham, EU preparing further sanctions
Lipavský: Russian referendums a sham, EU preparing further sanctions

EU ministers approve energy relief package
EU ministers approve energy relief package

Police arrest migrants and traffickers on border with Slovakia
Police arrest migrants and traffickers on border with Slovakia

Czechs vote in second round of Senate elections
Czechs vote in second round of Senate elections

Covid epidemic continues to accelerate
Covid epidemic continues to accelerate

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Czech Foreign Minister hopes to find political agreement on visa liberalisation for Kosovo
Czech Foreign Minister hopes to find political agreement on visa liberalisation for Kosovo

US Congress approves $106 million military aid for Czechia
US Congress approves $106 million military aid for Czechia

Pact of Free Cities plans to create think-tank to help Ukraine’s “future reconstruction”
This week Prague hosted a summit of the Pact of Free Cities, a cooperation agreement that was jointly signed nearly three years ago by the mayors of Prague, Bratislava, Warsaw, and Budapest. The pact has since grown in membership and now also includes Kyiv whose mayor, Vitaly Klitschko, was also present at the summit where support for Ukraine was at the center of focus. I asked one of the founding members of the Pact, Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski, how Central Europe’s metropolises want to help.

HPI index: housing prices in Czechia more than doubled in past decade
HPI index: housing prices in Czechia more than doubled in past decade

Fuel prices lowest since Russian invasion of Ukraine
Fuel prices lowest since Russian invasion of Ukraine

Russian players can take part in upcoming NHL games in Prague
Russian players can take part in upcoming NHL games in Prague

Tennis: Muchová and Krejčíková reach quarter-finals in Tallin
Tennis: Muchová and Krejčíková reach quarter-finals in Tallin

Czech police detain 120 migrants since reinstated border controls
Czech police detain 120 migrants since reinstated border controls

A celebration of Czech-Canadian friendship in Ottawa
On the occasion of Czech Statehood Day, the Czech Embassy in Canada organized a gala evening in Ottawa, awarding EU presidency medals to the Czech-Canadians who helped mold the close relationship between the two nations.

Czechia renews border controls with Slovakia as illegal migration reaches "critical point"
Czechia reinstated border controls with Slovakia for a period of ten days as of midnight Wednesday. The government ordered the move in connection with a sharp increase in illegal migration in recent weeks.

Senate speaker awards commemorative medals on Czech Statehood Day
Senate speaker awards commemorative medals on Czech Statehood Day

Interior Minister Rakušan warns against manipulators in hard times
Interior Minister Rakušan warns against manipulators in hard times

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Thousands of people join anti-government protest in Prague
Thousands of people join anti-government protest in Prague

Refugees moved to hostels as cold weather closes Troja tent town
Refugees moved to hostels as cold weather closes Troja tent town

Business leader warns large companies are in trouble
Business leader warns large companies are in trouble

Slovakia slams Czech decision to reintroduce border controls
Slovakia slams Czech decision to reintroduce border controls

Senate speaker to hand out commemorative medals
Senate speaker to hand out commemorative medals

Czechs marking Statehood Day, honoring nation’s patron saint
Czechs marking Statehood Day, honoring nation’s patron saint

Josef Klička’s Fantasia on the St. Wenceslas Chorale
The cult of St Wenceslas is ever-present in the Czech Republic, not least in the field of music. Many people are probably familiar with the Christmas carol "Good King Wenceslas" about a Bohemian king who goes on a journey, braving harsh winter weather, to give alms to a poor peasant on the Feast of Stephen. But possibly fewer people abroad have heard of the St Wenceslas Chorale.  

Lipavský: EU should look at visa liberalisation for Kosovo
Lipavský: EU should look at visa liberalisation for Kosovo

Erasmus programme still going strong despite Covid and Brexit
Around a hundred representatives of international education agencies across Europe gathered in Prague this week to discuss current challenges facing the Erasmus+ program. The so-called Directors' Meeting is traditionally organised by the country holding the EU presidency, which is currently Czechia.

Křetinský’s EPH becomes sole owner of Dutch power plant
Křetinský’s EPH becomes sole owner of Dutch power plant

UK stamp features photo of Queen from Prague Castle
UK stamp features photo of Queen from Prague Castle

Czechs saving where they can as they brace for energy crunch
With inflation at over 17 percent and energy prices expected to go through the roof in the autumn, economizing has become the order of the day for the vast majority of Czechs. According to polls, eighty percent of Czechs are feeling the crunch, a third of them “very strongly”.

Senator Hraba quits Mayors and Independents
Senator Hraba quits Mayors and Independents

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Pavel collects more than required 50,000 candidates to stand for president
Pavel collects more than required 50,000 candidates to stand for president

Czechia brings back checks at Slovak border over high illegal migration
Czechia brings back checks at Slovak border over high illegal migration

Covid daily new cases highest since early April
Covid daily new cases highest since early April

Designer gives new Petřín cable car attractive look and sassy attitude
The Petřín cable car will soon get a new look courtesy of designer Anna Marešová and her team. It's airy, practical and sassy!

V4 defence ministers meet in Slovakia
V4 defence ministers meet in Slovakia

Síkela: EU countries to agree on windfall tax for energy firms this Friday
Síkela: EU countries to agree on windfall tax for energy firms this Friday

Renáta Kellnerová tops list of wealthiest Czechs and Slovaks
Renáta Kellnerová tops list of wealthiest Czechs and Slovaks

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“A reset will be necessary” – survey looks into why Czechs are unwilling to learn new job skills
Four out of ten people in Czechia expect that they will be doing the same job until they retire and a further 20 percent believe that they will be doing the same job for at least another decade, according to a survey conducted by the Data Collect agency for personnel company Předvýběr.cz. The survey shows that many Czechs are unwilling to get themselves requalified despite expectations of major changes on the demand side of the labour market.

EU agency calls for displaced persons from Ukraine to fill out survey
EU agency calls for displaced persons from Ukraine to fill out survey

Pundit: Czech voters are giving the government a second chance
The weekend municipal and Senate elections took place in an atmosphere of growing concern about soaring energy costs, inflation and the global security situation, raising fears that this might fuel nationalist and extremist tendencies. I asked commentator Jiří Pehe whether the election results gave any indication this could be happening.

Bohemian Switzerland park director dismissed following complaints over handling of forest fire
Bohemian Switzerland park director dismissed following complaints over handling of forest fire

“It's truly an award-winning programme”: 21st Prague Fringe starts
The 21st Prague Fringe gets underway on Monday, with organisers promising one of the best editions yet. The week-long event will also feature an act from Ukraine – and the festival is planning to bring alternative theatre to Kyiv in future. I spoke to Prague Fringe founder Steve Gove.

Confidence in Czech economy at all-time low
Confidence in Czech economy at all-time low

Olympics winner Jaroslav Kulhavý calls time on cycling career
The 2012 Olympic champion in cross-country cycling, Jaroslav Kulhavý, has called time on a great career. The 37-year-old Czech (right) took part in his last professional event at a former industrial site at Ostrava’s Vítkovice at the weekend.

Mark Cornwall: Treason is a very sexy subject – it’s like murder
UK historian Mark Cornwall is an expert on Czech-German relations and the late Habsburg Empire. His book The Devil’s Wall explores the previously little-known story of Heinz Rutha, an associate of Sudeten German leader Konrad Henlein whose sexuality led to criminal charges. Cornwall is currently preparing one book that should be entitled Queer Bohemians and another on treason under Austria-Hungary. We spoke during a recent visit he made to Prague.

Industry minister: Cap on energy will not cover all the energy consumed
Industry minister: Cap on energy will not cover all the energy consumed

Coalition talks underway in wake of municipal elections
Coalition talks underway in wake of municipal elections

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First coalition deal emerges in Plzeň
First coalition deal emerges in Plzeň

Pundits: Election results indicate stability in local government
With the final results now out from this weekend’s municipal and Senate elections, political commentators are noting that there are is no sign of fundamental change on the Czech political scene.

Mayors and Independents suffer losses in wake of scandal
Mayors and Independents suffer losses in wake of scandal

ANO leader welcomes gains in municipal elections, disappointed with turnout
ANO leader welcomes gains in municipal elections, disappointed with turnout

PM Fiala: Municipal election result proof that ruling coalition is viable
PM Fiala: Municipal election result proof that ruling coalition is viable

Three senators elected in first round of Senate elections
Three senators elected in first round of Senate elections

ANO takes eight regional towns in municipal elections, ruling parties dominant in Prague and Brno
ANO takes eight regional towns in municipal elections, ruling parties dominant in Prague and Brno

135 years ago: The first football match in the Czech lands
The first ever football match in the Czech lands is not very well documented. According to some sources it took place 135 years ago, according to others it was five years later.

Traxler 110 - New record pays tribute to one of Czechoslovakia’s interwar swing icons
This week’s Sunday Music Show is focused on the new vinyl record Traxler 110, which will receive its ceremonial christening at the Gala Evening of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union on September 26, 2022. The record is dedicated to the Czech-Canadian singer, arranger and pianist Jiří Traxler, who co-defined the Czechoslovak First Republic’s swing music era. 

Two senators elected in first round of Senate elections
Two senators elected in first round of Senate elections

Preliminary results indicate SPOLU coalition has highest gains in Prague
Preliminary results indicate SPOLU coalition has highest gains in Prague

Independents win most votes in municipal elections, strong showing by ANO party
Voting has ended in municipal elections and elections to a third of seats in the Czech Senate. Traditionally independent candidates have won the most votes followed by the ANO party. ANO will also challenge the ruling parties in the second round of elections to the Senate.

Voting has ended in Czechia’s municipal and Senate elections
Czechs have cast their votes in the 2022 municipal and Senate elections. Voting booths around the country closed precisely at 2pm and preliminary results are expected in the late afternoon or early evening.

Independent candidates win lion’s share of votes in municipal elections
Independent candidates win lion’s share of votes in municipal elections

Majority of Czechs experience decline in living standard
Majority of Czechs experience decline in living standard

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Czech Health Ministry proposing lower temperatures in workplace
Czech Health Ministry proposing lower temperatures in workplace

Hungary Today

Deportation Orders and Orders to Leave on the Rise in the EU

The number of non-EU citizens ordered to leave or returned has increased in the EU on average, but decreased in Hungary, Eurostat data show. “In the second quarter of 2022, there were 96 550 non-EU citizens ordered to leave an EU member state, and a total of 23 110 were returned to another country (including […]

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Fidesz MEPs Protest Against the European Parliament’s “Smear Campaign”

In a letter to the European Parliament’s President, MEPs of the governing Fidesz party protested against the “unprecedented smear campaign” of the EP and its local offices. “Over the past few days, the social media platforms of the European Parliament and several Member State’s EP liaison offices have published content that grossly attacks Hungary and […]

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Afghan Human Smugglers Fight Near Hungary’s Border

According to an expert interviewed by the daily Magyar Nemzet, the conflict between the Afghan human smugglers may have flared up because of a dispute over territorial control. It is very likely that Afghan human smugglers opened fire on each other close to the Serbian side of the border with Hungary, just as they did […]

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Design 360 Opens in Budapest

31 Hungarian and more than 10 regional designers are showcased at the 360 Design Budapest exhibition, which is on display since Monday at the Budapest Bálna exhibition center as part of the Art&Antik fair. The 360 Design Budapest exhibition is organized in close cooperation with the Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency (MDDÜ) and Art Market […]

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More Combat Troops, Less Bureaucracy

Because of the Ukraine war and the tense situation in the south of Hungary, the country wants to increase the operational capability of the Hungarian Armed Forces and try to send as many soldiers as possible to the military training areas,” Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, commander of the Hungarian Armed Forces, told the radio program […]

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Krone.at

„Beam me up“: So geht die Quanten-Teleportation
Österreich ist stolz auf seinen Nobelpreisträger Anton Zeilinger. Doch was macht der Mann eigentlich? Den Preis teil sich Zeilinger mit dem Amerikaner John F. Clauser und dem Franzosen Alain Aspect. In deren bahnbrechenden Experimenten verhalten sich zwei Teilchen wie eine Einheit, auch wenn sie getrennt sind. Wie das abläuft, zeigen wir in einer vereinfachten Grafik.

Mehrheit weiter gegen Tempo 100 auf der Autobahn
Eine aktuelle Umfrage zeigt: Trotz Kostenexplosionen wollen sich Herr und Frau Österreicher ein niedrigeres Tempolimit nicht vorschreiben lassen.

Österreich punkto Gasmenge aktuell gut aufgestellt
Die Gasspeicher in Österreich sind zu 80,37 Prozent gefüllt. Damit wurde das angestrebte Ziel einen Monat früher erreicht als ursprünglich versprochen. Österreich sei mit der Gasmenge gut aufgestellt für den Winter, sagte Carola Millgramm, Leiterin der Abteilung Gas der E-Control, am Dienstag in einem Webinar. Die hohen und stark schwankenden Gaspreise seien aber weiter „eine enorme Herausforderung“. Haushalte wie auch die Wirtschaft sollten weiter sparsam mit Gas umgehen.

Zwei Verletzte nach schwerem Unfall in Oberalm
Zu einem schweren Verkehrsunfall mit mehreren beteiligten Fahrzeugen kam es am Dienstag gegen 9 Uhr im Ortsgebiet von Oberalm in Salzburg.

Zeilinger: „Man muss seinen Spinnereien vertrauen“
Minutenlanger Applaus, schon bevor Nobelpreisträger und Quantenphysiker Anton Zeilinger bei der kurzfristig anberaumten Pressekonferenz den Saal im Institut für Quanteninformation und Quantenoptik (IQOQI) betritt. Kaugummi kauend im grauen Sakko und rostfarbener Cordhose lässt er die andauernde Huldigung lächelnd über sich ergehen, bevor er - stehend vor den Mikrofonen - eine Laudatio hält und sich anschließend den Fragen der zahlreich erschienenen Journalisten stellt. Er erzählt, warum er „nie ein Bastler“ gewesen sei, warum er die Puppen seiner Schwester zerlegt habe, was er auf seinem Weg „sehr mühsam lernen“ hätte müssen und warum er nie „auch nur eine einzige Vorlesung in Quantenphysik besucht“ habe.

IAEA-Chef reist diese Woche nach Kiew und Moskau
Der Chef der Internationalen Atomenergiebehörde, Rafael Grossi, reist noch in dieser Woche nach Kiew und Moskau. Grossi werde seine Beratungen über die Einrichtung einer Sicherheitszone rund um das unter russischer Kontrolle stehende ukrainische Atomkraftwerk Saporischschja fortsetzen, erklärte die IAEA am Dienstag in Wien. Ziel sei die Schaffung einer solchen Zone „so bald wie möglich“.

Ministerium warnt jetzt vor Reisen in den Iran
Das österreichische Außenministerium hat angesichts der jüngsten Eskalation der Unruhen im Iran eine Reisewarnung für das ganze Land herausgegeben. „Aufgrund der anhaltenden Proteste und deren gewaltsamer Niederschlagung durch die iranischen Behörden hat Österreich vorübergehend eine Reisewarnung für den Iran ausgesprochen. Das Außenministerium empfiehlt Österreichern im Iran dringend, das Land zu verlassen", hieß es am Dienstag in einer Aussendung.

Eurowings-Piloten streiken am Donnerstag 24 Std.
Die Piloten-Gewerkschaft Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) hat für den Donnerstag einen 24-stündigen Streik bei der Lufthansa-Tochter Eurowings angekündigt. Der Arbeitskampf beim Billigflieger dauere von 0 bis 23.59 Uhr, teilte sie am Dienstag mit.

Ecuador: 15 Tote bei Kämpfen in Gefängnis
In einem Gefängnis in Ecuador sind am Montagabend bei gewalttätigen Auseinandersetzungen mindestens 15 Menschen getötet und knapp zwei Dutzend weitere verletzt worden. Das teilte die nationale Gefängnisbehörde SNAI des südamerikanischen Landes Dienstagfrüh auf Twitter mit.

Rauch erklärt, ab wann Masken zurückkommen müssen
Wenn die Situation im Herbst wieder schwieriger wird, müsse man die Maskenpflicht in Österreich wieder einführen, erklärte Gesundheitsminister Johannes Rauch (Grüne) noch im Sommer. Während die Infektionszahlen aber wieder massiv in die Höhe geschnellt sind und auch die Belagszahlen der Spitäler deutlich steigen, gibt sich der Minister aber immer noch zögerlich.

Letzter Tag für schriftliche Wahlkarten-Anträge
Wahlberechtigte, die ihre Stimme für die Bundespräsidentenwahl am Sonntag nicht im Wahllokal an ihrem Hauptwohnsitz abgeben können, haben am Mittwoch (bis 24 Uhr) die letzte Chance, schriftlich eine Wahlkarte zu beantragen. In diesem Fall bekommt man sie per Post zugestellt. Noch bis zum Freitag (12 Uhr) ist es möglich, Wahlkarten persönlich bzw. von einem bevollmächtigten Boten am Gemeinde- oder Bezirksamt abzuholen.

Nächster Plagiatsvorwurf gegen einen ÖVP-Minister
Die Liste der Plagiatsvorwürfe gegen Minister der türkis-grünen Bundesregierung wird um einen Eintrag reicher. Diesmal betroffen: die 139 Seiten fassende Diplomarbeit von Innenminister Gerhard Karner (ÖVP). Der bekannte Gutachter Stefan Weber sieht in seiner Arbeit „umfangreiche Plagiate.“

Bgld: MFG-Landessprecher Helmut Eller tritt zurück
Nach dem überschaubaren Ergebnis schmeißt Helmut Eller hin und holt zum Abschied zum Rundumschlag gegen die eigene Partei aus. Gegen ihn und seine Ehefrau sei intrigiert worden, als er in den Bundesvorstand gekommen war.

FPÖ fordert Distanzierung Van der Bellens
Im Endspurt zur Hofburg-Wahl kocht nun auch der Konflikt zwischen der Israelitischer Kultusgemeinde (IKG) und der FPÖ wieder hoch. Anlass ist ein Facebook-Posting von IKG-Chef Oskar Deutsch am Montag anlässlich einer Wahlkampfveranstaltung gemeinsam mit Amtsinhaber Alexander Van der Bellen. Darin bezeichnete Deutsch FPÖ-Herausforderer Walter Rosenkranz als „braunen Wolf im blauen Schafspelz“. Die FPÖ zeigt sich entrüstet und fordert von Van der Bellen, sich von den Aussagen seines Unterstützers zu distanzieren.

„Auch gratis tanken?“: FPÖ wettert gegen Ukrainer
Die Stadt Wien hat die kostenfreie Nutzung der Öffis für ukrainische Flüchtlinge in der Bundeshauptstadt bis Ende Oktober verlängert. Das stößt den Freiheitlichen sauer auf. „Ich frage mich, was als Nächstes kommt. Vielleicht gratis tanken?“, ätzt der Wiener FPÖ-Chef Dominik Nepp.

„Rosstäuscherei“: SPÖ & FPÖ kritisieren Pensionen
SPÖ und FPÖ haben Kritik am von der Regierung vorgelegten Modell zur Pensionserhöhung (siehe Video oben) im kommenden Jahr geäußert. „Lassen Sie sich nicht täuschen“, es gebe bloß eine Erhöhung um 5,8 Prozent und dazu Einmalzahlungen, die allerdings „verpuffen“ werden, fürchtet der rote Vizeklubchef Jörg Leichtfried. „Es wird zwar den Mindestpensionisten unter die Arme gegriffen, aber dann beginnt eine eiskalte Enteignung der Pensionen“, schimpft die freiheitliche Seniorensprecherin Rosa Ecker. Für die NEOS ist das Ergebnis „gerade noch vertretbar“, der ÖVP-Seniorenbund sieht seine Forderungen „in einigen Punkten erfüllt“.

Höhere Pensionen: Regierung präsentierte Eckpunkte
ÖVP und Grüne haben sich auf die Anpassung der Pensionen für 2023 geeinigt. Die Pensionen steigen - je nach Höhe des Einkommens - zwischen 5,8 und 10,2 Prozent. Zusätzlich gibt es eine sozial gestaffelte Direktzahlung im März. Insgesamt nimmt die Bundesregierung für das Gesamtpaket vier Milliarden Euro in die Hand. Beide Parteien verteidigten am Dienstag die Maßnahme (siehe Video oben).

Wirtschaftskammer-Chef spricht Warnung aus
Salzburgs Wirtschaftskammerboss Peter Buchmüller sieht bei den Maßnahmen der Regierung für energieintensive Unternehmen gefährliche Lücken. Kleine und mittlere Betriebe würden da auf der Strecken bleiben.

Nobelpreiskomitee störte Zeilinger bei der Arbeit
Der am Dienstag mit dem Nobelpreis für Physik ausgezeichnete österreichische Quantenphysiker Anton Zeilinger arbeitete gerade an einer Publikation, als um 11 Uhr der Anruf des Nobelpreiskomitees kam. Seine Sekretärin habe ihn verbunden und gemeint, dass jemand dran sei, der nicht sagen wolle, wer er ist, aber sie erkenne, dass die Nummer aus Schweden sei. Seitdem habe Zeilinger noch nicht einmal Zeit gefunden, um mit seiner Frau anzustoßen. Außerdem läute ständig das Telefon. Die Zuerkennung sei eine „großartige Anerkennung“.

Heizen mit Teelichtofen: Kann das funktionieren?
Ein bisschen Ton, ein bisschen Feuer und fertig ist die Heizung: Teelichtöfen in Selbstbauweise sind zur Zeit sehr begehrt. Sie sollen das Zuhause erwärmen - und das bei minimalen Kosten. Verführerisch bei den explodierenden Energie- und Heizkosten! Aber ist der Hype um die Ton-Gerüste gerechtfertigt? Wir baten „Krone“-Physiker Werner Gruber zum Selbstversuch. Verraten sei vorerst nur so viel: Es ging heiß her.

Rapid gegen Austria mit 26.000 Fans ausverkauft!
Das 337. Wiener-Fußball-Derby zwischen Rapid und der Austria am Sonntag ist ausverkauft! Wie die Hütteldorfer am Dienstag vermeldeten, werden 26.000 Fans im Allianz Stadion im Westen der Bundeshauptstadt erwartet. 

Sprechen Sie mit Barbara Stöckl persönlich!
Sie haben Ärger mit einer Firma, eine Behörde bereitet Ihnen Kopfzerbrechen, Sie brauchen Hilfe bei der Bezahlung einer Rechnung oder wollen einfach Ihr Herz ausschütten? Barbara Stöckl nimmt sich Zeit, Ihnen zuzuhören. Persönlich, in einer eigenen Sprechstunde nur für Sie! Diesen besonderen Bonus gibt es jetzt für unsere registrierten PLUS-Leserinnen und -Leser. Wir erklären, wie Sie sich anmelden können.

„Bienenanwalt“ war vor Gericht erfolgreich
Dieser Stich schmerzt eine Handelskette wohl sehr. Gerichtlich wurde jetzt erwirkt, dass Honig aus dem Ausland nicht mehr als „hergestellt in Österreich“ beworben werden darf.

Tankwagen überschlug sich nach Unfall in Graben
Umweltalarm wurde kurzfristig in Gunskirchen ausgerufen, nachdem ein Tankwagen und ein Pkw kollidiert waren. Beide Fahrzeuge landeten in einem Graben. Bilanz: zwei Schwerverletzte.

Elke Acs, der neue Stern am Haute Couture-Himmel
Eine 36-jährige Südburgenländerin startet mit ihrem Atelier als Modedesignerin durch. Frauen aus ganz Österreich pilgern zu ihr, um sich Roben auf den Leib schneidern zu lassen.

Sondereinsatzdienst Strahlenschutz rüstet auf
Auf den neuesten Stand gebracht wurden die Schutzanzüge und Gerätschaften für den Strahlenschutzdienst der Feuerwehr. Mehr als 84.000 Euro investierte das Land. Ziel ist der Schutz der Einwohner des Landes.

Bande überfiel Freier - Sechs Männer verurteilt
Duo fasste lange Haftstrafen aus. Vier Täter sitzen schon im Gefängnis.

Villacher SV verliert und CHL-Aufstieg ist dahin
Der Villacher SV hat am Dienstag im Heimspiel gegen die Straubing Tigers in der Eishockey-Champions-Leage alle Chancen auf den Aufstieg ins Achtelfinale vergeben. Die Kärntner mussten sich im ersten von zwei Gruppen-Spielen gegen die favorisierten Bayern nach einer 1:0-Führung noch mit 1:3 (1:0,0:1,0:2) geschlagen geben.

Einbruch in Innsbruck: Drei Täter konnten flüchten
Bewaffnete Polizisten an den Stadteinfahrten von Innsbruck sorgten am Dienstagnachmittag für Aufsehen. Die Beamten waren auf der Suche nach Einbrechern, die kurz nach 15 Uhr in ein Wohnhaus im Stadtteil Hötting eingedrungen waren.

Hard packt Sprung in European-League-Gruppenphase
Der HC Hard hat zum ersten Mal in der Klub-Geschichte den Aufstieg in die Gruppenphase der European League im Handball geschafft! Die „Roten Teufel“ besiegten am Dienstag Butel Skopje nach einem Heim-26:21 auch im Rückspiel in der Hauptstadt Nordmazedoniens mit 25:21 (12:5). 

UNN - Ukrainski Nacionalni novini

МЗС України засудило запуск КНДР балістичної ракети над територією Японії

КИЇВ. 5 жовтня. УНН. Міністерство закордонних справ України рішуче засуджує запуск КНДР балістичної ракети над територією Японії 4 жовтня, пише УНН з посиланням на МЗС.

Кулеба прибув до Кот-д‘Івуару

КИЇВ. 5 жовтня. УНН. Речник МЗС України Олег Ніколенко повідомив, що Міністр закордонних справ Дмитро Кулеба прибув до Кот-д‘Івуару як наступної зупинки в рамках турне Африкою, передає УНН.

Зеленський: особливо приємно було почути слова Байдена про те, що наші військові надихають увесь світ

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський поговорив з президентом США Джо Байденом, сторони обговорили ключові аспекти взаємодії поза оборонною сферою, пакет підтримки обсягом понад 12 мільярдів доларів, політичні кроки, співпрацю в міжнародних організаціях, передає УНН.

Спеціалісти МКС зможуть проводити слідчі дії в Україні: Зеленський підписав закон

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Спеціалісти Міжнародного кримінального суду зможуть проводити слідчі дії на території України після їх погодження з Генеральним прокурором. Відповідний закон підписав Президент України Володимир Зеленський, передає УНН з посиланням на Офіс Генерального прокурора.

Голосування у Раді за відставку Шевченка відбудеться у четвер, щодо кандидатів на посаду йдуть консультації - Гетманцев

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Верховна Рада голосуватиме за відставку Кирила Шевченка з посади голови Національного банку України цього четверга, 6 жовтня. Про це журналісту УНН повідомив голова Комітету Верховної Ради з питань фінансів, податкової та митної політики Данило Гетманцев.

Підтримка членства України в НАТО та санкції проти рф: Зеленський поговорив із очільницю майбутнього уряду Італії

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський провів телефонну розмову з лідером італійської політичної сили «Брати Італії» Джорджею Мелоні, яка здобула впевнену перемогу на нещодавніх парламентських виборах. Як повідомили в ОП, йшлося про підтримку членства України в НАТО та санкції проти рф, передає УНН.

Гендиректор МАГАТЕ Гроссі на тижні відвідає Київ, а потім - Москву

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Генеральний директор МАГАТЕ Рафаель Гроссі на тижні планує відвідати Київ, а потім і Москву. Про це йдеться у заяві МАГАТЕ, передає УНН.

Відставка Кирила Шевченка: нардепи уже назвали претендента на посаду голови НБУ

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Головним претендентом на посаду голови НБУ - після заяви Кирила Шевченка про відставку - є Андрій Пишний. Про це повідомляють народні депутати Олексій Гончаренко та Ярослав Железняк, передає УНН.

Україна розірвала з білоруссю угоду про уникнення подвійного оподаткування

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Україна розірвала з республікою білорусь угоду “про уникнення подвійного оподаткування та запобігання ухиленню від сплати податків стосовно податків на доходи і майно”. Про це пише УНН, посилаючись на Telegram-канал постійного представника Кабміну у Верховній Раді Тараса Мельничука.

Зеленський 6 жовтня візьме участь у саміті лідерів країн ЄС нового формату

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський 6 жовтня візьме участь у першому інавгураційному засіданні нового формату, відомого під назвою Європейська політична спільнота. Про це на брифінгу заявив заступник керівника Офісу Президента України Ігор Жовква, передає УНН.

Голова НБУ Шевченко заявив, що йде у відставку

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Голова Національного банку Кирило Шевченко заявив, що залишає посаду "в силу причин, пов'язаних зі здоров’ям". Про це він повідомив на своїй сторінці у Facebook, передає УНН.

Столтенберг отримав заявку України на вступ до НАТО, тепер її мають розглянути посли країн Альянсу – ОП

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Україна офіційно направила заявку щодо членства в НАТО Генеральному секретарю Альянсу Єнсу Столтенбергу. Як повідомив на брифінгу заступник керівника Офісу Президента Ігор Жовква, далі її розглядатимуть на рівні послів держав-членів, передає УНН.

путін між молотом і двома ковадлами: Данілов пояснив, як мобілізація дестабілізує росію

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. "Часткова" мобілізація дестабілізує росію – лідер країни-агресора володимир путін зараз як між молотом і двома ковадлами. Про це у Twitter повідомив секретар РНБО Олексій Данілов, передає УНН.

Володимир Продивус назвав неприпустимими заклики скасувати санкції проти росії та білорусі

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Віцепрезидент Міжнародної боксерської асоціації (IBA), президент Федерації боксу України Володимир Продивус закликав Раду Директорів IBA бойкотувати будь-які спроби пом’якшити санкції проти росіян і білорусів у боксі. Про це він заявив на Facebook сторінці, передає УНН.

"Спроба нас шантажувати": глава МЗС Німеччини розкритикувала неодноразові погрози путіна застосувати ядерну зброю

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Міністр закордонних справ Німеччини Анналена Бербок під час візиту до Варшави заявила, що президент рф володимир путін намагається шантажувати весь світ ядерною зброєю, повідомляє Spiegel, інформує УНН.

Пріоритетом для України має бути розбудова власного ОПК: експерт про багаторівневу систему гарантій безпеки

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Багаторівнева система гарантій безпеки для України має декілька складових. Але основа її безпеки полягає у розбудові власного оборонно-промислового комплексу за допомогою фінансування країн-партнерів. Таку думку у коментарі УНН висловив політолог та військовий експерт Дмитро Снєгирьов.

Зеленський офіційно визнав нікчемність указів путіна щодо анексії територій України

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Президент Володимир Зеленський підписав указ про нікчемність актів російського диктатора володимира путіна, які порушують суверенітет та територіальну цілісність України. Про це повідомляє УНН із посиланням на сайт глави держави.

Готові чекати: у кремлі відреагували на рішення Зеленського відмовитися від переговорів із путіним

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. У кремлі відреагували на рішення Президента України Володимира Зеленського відмовитися від переговорів із російським президентом володимиром путіним. Слова прессекретаря президента рф дмитра пєскова, який сказав, що у кремлі готові "чекати", цитують росЗМІ, пише УНН.

Б’ють далі, ніж HIMARS: Україна обговорює зі США постачання ракет

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Посол України в США Оксана Маркарова в інтерв’ю CNN заявила, що Київ обговорює зі США постачання ракет, які з радіусом дії вищі, ніж у систем залпового вогню HIMARS, передає УНН.

М'яч на стороні НАТО: посол про подальші кроки для вступу України

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Наразі м'яч на стороні НАТО, дискусія про членство України в Альянсі набула формалізованого характеру. Про це під час брифінгу повідомила посол України в НАТО Наталя Галібаренко, передає УНН.

Зеленський увів у дію рішення РНБО зі згадкою про неможливість проведення переговорів з путіним

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський підписав указ про введенн в дію рішення РНБО від 30 вересня, де констатується неможливість проведення переговорів з президентом рф володимиром путіним, містяться рішення щодо звернення до НАТО, доручення уряду працювати над збільшенням військово-технічної допомоги Україні, а також згадка про санкційне реагування, пише УНН.

Кулеба: ті, хто пропонує Україні відмовитися від її людей та землі, не мають прикриватися словом "мир"

КИЇВ. 4 жовтня. УНН. Міністр закордонних справ Дмитро Кулеба написав у Twitter, що ті, хто пропонує Україні відмовитися від її людей та землі не мають прикривати словом "мир" слова "нехай росіяни вб’ють та зґвалтують ще тисячі невинних українців і захоплять ще більше територій", передає УНН.

"Воля людей": Ілон Маск опублікував нове опитування щодо Донбасу та Криму

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня. УНН. Мільярдер Ілон Маск опублікував нове опитування, в якому запитав, чи повинна воля людей, що живуть на Донбасі та в Криму, вирішити, "у складі росії вони чи України", передає УНН.

Україна без Криму та повторні голосування на анексованих територіях: Ілон Маск запропонував варіант завершення війни

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня. УНН. Мільярдер Ілон Маск поділився думками щодо ймовірного результату наприкінці війни, яку розпочала рф проти України. В Офісі Президента України вже відреагували, передає УНН.

День вироку для рашистів обов’язково настане: Зеленський відреагував на ракетний удар по лікарні на Харківщині

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський різко відреагував на ракетний удар окупантів по лікарні на Харківщині і наголосив - день вироку для рашистів обов’язково настане, передає УНН.

Україна та Сенегал активізують співробітництво в торгівлі, ІТ та освіті

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня.УНН. Міністр закордонних справ України Дмитро Кулеба та міністр закордонних справ та сенегальців за кордоном Аїсатою Таль Саль обговорили кроки задля активізації співробітництва у сферах ІТ, цифровізації, кібербезпеки, торгівлі та освіти. Про це повідомляє МЗС України, передає УНН.

"Зернова ініціатива": за два місяці експортовано 5,9 млн тонн агропродукції

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня.УНН. Протягом двох місяців «зернової ініціативи», Україна експортувала 5,9 млн тонн агропродукції в країни Азії, Європи та Африки. Про це повідомляє Міністерство інфраструктури України, передає УНН.

Нардепів від заборонених партій хочуть позбавити депутатських повноважень. У ВР зареєстрували законопроект

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня. УНН. У Верховній Раді зареєстрували законопроект, яким пропонується встановити, що заборона діяльності політичної партії є підставою для призупинення повноважень обраного від такої партії народного депутата. Про це УНН повідомляє з посиланням на ВР.

У КРАІЛ відхрестилися від накладення санкцій на проросійського букмекера 1xBet

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня. УНН. У Комісії з регулювання азартних ігор та лотерей заявили, що їм нічого невідомо про накладення санкцій з боку України на проросійського букмекера 1xBet, якому нещодавно анулювали ліцензії для роботи. Про це журналістам УНН повідомив член КРАІЛ Геннадій Новіков.

Дослідили понад 200 компаній: уряду передали новий перелік претендентів на санкції, серед них - "дочка" Газпрому

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня. УНН. ДБР передало до Кабінету міністрів України список російських компаній та громадян щодо включення їх до санкційного списку. Серед компаній, зокрема, ТОВ «Газпром Експорт», ТОВ «Межирічанський гірничо-збагачувальний комбінат» та ПАТ «Пентопак». Про це повідомляє ДБР, передає УНН.

Законодавчий спам для піару: в Раді зареєстрували законопроект щодо депутатських запитів

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня. УНН. У Верховній Раді зареєстрували законопроект №8044 щодо зміни порядку оголошення депутатських запитів у сесійній залі. За словами юриста Олега Саакяна, ця ініціатива може бути використана депутатами для власного піару. Про це він розповів у коментарі УНН.

Бюджет-2023: основними пріоритетами у сфері соцполітики є пенсіонери та ВПО

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня. УНН. У Державному бюджеті на 2023 рік серед основних пріоритетів у сфері соцполітики є забезпечення сталого фінансування пенсіонерів, достатня підтримка внутрішньо переміщених осіб та ефективний захист людей, які можуть опинитися за межею бідності. Про це повідомила перша заступниця міністра соціальної політики України Дарина Марчак під час брифінгу, передає УНН.

Сьогодні посли ЄС розглянуть восьмий пакет санкцій проти росії

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня. УНН. Сьогодні посли Європейського Союзу розглянуть восьмий пакет санкцій проти росії. Про це у Twitter написав журналіст "Радіо Свобода" Рікард Йозвяк, передає УНН.

Литва висилає з країни тимчасового повіреного у справах росії

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня. УНН. Литва висилає з країни тимчасового повіреного у справах росії сергія рябоконя. Його оголосили небажаною особою у Литві, рябоконь має залишити країну протягом п'яти днів. Про це повідомляє пресслужба Міністерства закордонних справ Литви, інформує УНН.

"Попри війну": міністр оборони Литви за початок переговорів про вступ України до НАТО вже зараз

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня. УНН. Міністр оборони Литви Арвідас Анушаускас вважає, що переговори та процедури щодо прийому України до НАТО мають розпочатися вже зараз, пише УНН з посиланням на Delfi.

Цього року Україна планує розпочати повноцінні переговори щодо членства в ЄС – Стефанчук

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня. УНН. До кінця 2022 року Україна планує перейти до повноцінних переговорів щодо членства в Європейському Союзі. Про це повідомив голова Верховної Ради Руслан Стефанчук під час зустрічі із делегацією голів парламентських комітетів у європейських справах держав-членів ЄС та першого віцепрезидента європейського парламенту Отмара Караса, передає УНН.

Підтримка вступу до НАТО в Україні найвища за історію спостережень - опитування

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня. УНН. 83% опитаних підтримали б вступ України до НАТО у разі проведення референдуму - це найвища підтримка за історію спостережень, свідчать дані загальнонаціонального опитування, проведеного Соціологічною групою "Рейтинг" 1-2 жовтня, пише УНН.

Єрмак зустрівся з радниками Байдена та Ердогана у Туреччині

КИЇВ. 3 жовтня. УНН. Голова офісу Президента Андрій Єрмак вчора 2 жовтня зустрівся із головним радником президента Туреччини Ібрагімом Калином та радником очільника США з питань нацбезпеки Джейком Салліваном у тристоронньому форматі. Про це він повідомив у своєму Telegram, передає УНН.

Забезпечення потреб України у відсічі збройної агресії рф: Залужний поговорив з генералом Міллі

КИЇВ. 2 жовтня. УНН. Головнокомандувач Збройних Сил України Валерій Залужний провів телефонну розмову з Головою об’єднаного комітету начальників штабів США генералом Марком Міллі, передає УНН.

Кулеба завтра вирушає до Африки: турне розпочнеться із візиту до Сенегалу

КИЇВ. 2 жовтня. УНН. Завтра глава МЗС України Дмитро Кулеба вирушить у перше в історії української дипломатії турне країнами Африки. Як повідомили у МЗС, першою справою міністр закордонних справ відвідає Сенегал, передає УНН.

Гроссі - Кулебі: МАГАТЕ не шкодує зусиль для звільнення викраденого росією директора ЗАЕС

КИЇВ. 2 жовтня. УНН. МАГАТЕ не шкодує зусиль для звільнення викраденого росією директора ЗАЕС. У цьому гендиректор МАГАТЕ Рафаель Гроссі запевнив главу МЗС України Дмитра Кулебу, передає УНН із посиланням на повідомлення дипвідомства.

Поки триватиме війна з рф: США готові виділяти Україні 1,5 млрд доларів щомісяця - ЗМІ

КИЇВ. 2 жовтня. УНН. США готові надавати Україні щомісячну допомогу в 1,5 млрд доларів до тих пір, поки триватиме війна з росією, а також закликали союзників на виділення аналогічних сум. Про це повідомляє Bloomberg, передає УНН.

Обговорили посилення оборонної підтримки України: Зеленський повідомив подробиці переговорів із Макроном

КИЇВ. 2 жовтня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський повідомив подробиці перемовин із президентом Франції Еммануелем Макроном - обговорили важливість посилення оборонної підтримки України, передає УНН.

Вступ України до НАТО: Зеленський подякував країнам Центральної та Східної Європи за підтримку

КИЇВ. 2 жовтня. УНН. Президент Володимир Зеленський подякував лідерам країн Центральної та Східної Європи за підтримку вступу України до НАТО. Про це він написав у Твіттері, передає УНН.

Макрон та Зеленський провели телефонні переговори: деталі

КИЇВ. 2 жовтня. УНН. Президент Франції Еммануель Макрон цієї неділі поговорив по телефону з Президентом України Володимиром Зеленським. Про це повідомили BFMTV в Єлисейському палаці, передає УНН.

Виробництво “Байрактарів” в Україні: Єрмак розпочав візит до Туреччини

КИЇВ. 2 жовтня. УНН. Голова офісу Президента Андрій Єрмак розпочав візит до Туреччини, де зустрівся з керівниками компанії Baykar. Про це він повідомив у своєму Telegram, передає УНН.

Папа Римський про війну в Україні: благаю путіна припинити цю спіраль насилля та смерті

КИЇВ. 2 жовтня. УНН. Папа Римський Франциск закликав російського диктатора володимира путіна припинити війну, а Президента України Володимира Зеленського – бути відкритим до переговорів заради досягнення миру. Про це він заявив під час недільного звернення, інформує УНН.

путін вніс до держдуми росії законопроекти про анексію нових територій України: їх розглянуть завтра

КИЇВ. 2 жовтня. УНН. російський диктатор володимир путін вніс до держдуми проєкти конституційних законів про анексію нових територій України - "про прийняття до складу рф "днр", "лнр", а також Херсонської та Запорізької областей", передає УНН з посиланням на ТАСС.

Дев'ять країн підтримали членство України в НАТО та закликали збільшити військову допомогу

КИЇВ. 2 жовтня. УНН. Президенти Чехії, Естонії, Латвії, Литви, Північної Македонії, Чорногорії, Польщі, Словаччини та Румунії закликали союзників суттєво збільшити військову допомогу Україні та підтримали її членство в НАТО. Про це повідомляє УНН із посиланням на заяву.

Мельник: “Росія не має шансів утримувати окуповані території під своїм контролем”

КИЇВ. 2 жовтня. УНН. Екс-посол України в Німеччині Андрій Мельник висловив надію на те, що ЗСУ продовжать успішний контрнаступ у Донецькій області. Про це він заявив у інтерв'ю Redaktions Netzwerk Deutschland, передає УНН.

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EU should aid Ukraine with up to USD 1.5 billion monthly says PM

The EU should match the USD 1.5 billion the US has pledged to provide Ukraine in financial aid a month, Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister has said.

I want to see Poland in G20, says president

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, said on Tuesday that he would like to see Poland join the G20 group of wealthiest countries.

Kaczyński denounces German response to reparations claim

Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of Poland's ruling conservative party, has called Germany’s dismissal of Polish attempts to claim reparations for WWII damages as “an attempt to build a barricade” that would have to be overcome.

Ukraine is Russia's war, not just Putin's, says PM

The Ukraine war is not Vladimir Putin's war but Russia's, Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, said at a conference in Warsaw on Tuesday.

Poland's GDP to grow by 1.6 pct World Bank says

Poland's GDP should rise by 1.6 percent in 2023 after 4.0-percent growth in 2022 and against 3.6 percent forecast earlier, the World Bank has said in a report.

Almost five mln tonnes of food wasted in Poland annually says minister

Sixty percent of the five million tonnes of wasted food in Poland annually is directly attributable to consumers, the country’s agriculture minister indicated on Tuesday.

WWII medical equipment and clothing found at German POW camp where over 40,000 Allied prisoners died

Archaeologists digging at one of the largest German prisoner-of-war camps in World War Two have discovered a vast array of artefacts from the former camp hospital.

Polish army receives short-range missile defence system

Poland's defence minister has officially handed over the "small Narew" short-range defence system to Polish armed forces in the eastern city of Zamosc on Tuesday.

German FM says war reparations issue closed

Germany's foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, has said the matter of Poland's World War Two reparations claim is closed from Berlin's point of view.

Citizens' initiative would penalise those who 'insult' Church says minister

Almost 400,000 signatures had been collected in favour of a citizens' initiative to amend the criminal code to penalise those who “insult and mock” the Catholic Church and other religious groups, announced the country’s minister of justice.

Kraków gives lower income families a helping hand with city’s first ‘social shop’

As the cost of living crisis spirals ever deeper, a new ‘social store’ has opened in Kraków aimed at alleviating the day-to-day issues being faced by those on the lowest incomes.

Warsaw hosts two-day security forum

Warsaw Security Forum, a two-day meeting featuring top politicians and defence industry representatives from the EU and the US, started on Tuesday.

Poland tests new Patriot air-defence system

The process of testing and integrating elements of Poland's new Patriot air-defence system has started in the north-central city of Torun, the defence minister announced on Twitter on Tuesday.

Today’s news round up in Poland

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Nearly 6.77 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, almost 6.77 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Tuesday morning.

Now that’s an arresting sight! Cop wows with her stunning artwork

A policewoman armed with a paintbrush has become an overnight sensation with her stunning artwork.

Poland sends reparation note to Germany for WWII damage

The Polish foreign minister has signed an official diplomatic note outlining the country's demands for reparations from Germany for the damage caused by the Second World War.

Polish king nicknamed ‘Elbow-high’ because of his shortness may have been taller than thought, say researchers

A Polish king nicknamed Władysław the Elbow-high because of his small height may not have been as short as previously thought.

Russian ambassador appears at Polish foreign ministry

Sergey Andreyev, Russia's ambassador to Poland, was summoned to the Foreign Minister in protest over Vladimir Putin's "illegal decisions" to annex Ukrainian territory, a foreign ministry spokesperson has said.

Polish firms may start to cut employment costs says business lobby

Polish companies will start to reduce employment costs when they are no longer able to pass rising costs on to consumers, an economist from business lobby Lewiatan has warned.

Poland's manufacturing PMI up m/m in September

Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 43.0 points in September 2022 from 40.9 points in August, economic researcher S&P Global reported on Monday.

Today’s news round up in Poland

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Foreign Ministry summons Russian ambassador over Ukraine annexations

Sergey Andreyev, Russia's ambassador to Poland, was summoned to the Foreign Ministry on Monday in protest over Russia’s annexation of parts of Ukraine, a government minister has said.

Nearly 6.75 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, almost 6.75 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Monday morning.

Kaczynski warns of left ideology, both in Kremlin and the West

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's ruling conservative party, has said Poland needs to stand up to left-wing ideology, which he said could be seen both in Moscow's imperialism and Western liberal movements.

Presidents of eastern Nato states oppose Moscow's annexation attempt

The presidents of Central and Eastern European Nato members in a joint statement have expressed support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and decried Russia's attempts to annex parts of Ukraine.

Most Poles against easing Russia sanctions despite high cost

Nearly 60 percent of Poles are against reducing the sanctions that the West has imposed on Moscow for invading Ukraine even if it means that energy prices will remain high, a poll has shown.

Over 6.72 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, over 6.72 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Sunday morning.

Art awareness at Warsaw Gallery Weekend

Now in its 12th edition, the Warsaw Gallery Weekend opens the autumn season with one of the largest contemporary art events in Central and Eastern Europe.

Poland finishes building Belarus border fence

Poland has completed construction of a barrier on its border with Belarus making illegal entry to the country impossible via that route, a senior government official has announced.

Health ministry denies setting up centralised register of pregnancies

The Polish health ministry has denied media reports that a compulsory register of pregnancies has been enforced in Poland.

PM accuses former FM of feeding Russian propaganda

Poland's prime minister has castigated former Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski over a tweet he posted earlier in the week suggesting the US was behind apparent sabotage of Russia-Germany gas pipelines.

S&P confirms Poland's rating at A- with stable outlook

Poland's long-term rating in foreign currency was affirmed at the A- level with stable outlook by rating agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) on Friday evening.

Natural gas starts flowing to Poland through Baltic Pipe

The transit of natural gas through the new Baltic Pipe gas pipeline from Norway to Poland has started, pipeline operator Gaz-System tweeted on Saturday.

Close to 6.7 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, nearly 6.7 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Saturday morning.

Poland's prosecutor general orders Nord Stream probe

Poland's prosecutor general has ordered an investigation into the explosions that damaged the Nord Stream pipelines built to carry Russian natural gas to Europe.

Poland will never recognise Russian annexation says Duda

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has vowed that Poland will never recognise Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territory.

As Szczecin ponders what to do with old bomb bunker, TFN looks at examples from the rest of Poland

Reputed to be among the best preserved bunkers in the country, today city authorities in Szczecin have toured a wartime bomb shelter to decide its future.

Poland urges intl community to ignore fake referenda in Ukraine

Poland condemns the “pseudo-referenda” which were held in the Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine and appeals to the international community not to recognise their results, the government spokesman has said.

Poland's C/A deficit down after Q2 - central bank

Poland's current account deficit fell to EUR 4.73 billion at the end of the Q1 2022, against a revised deficit of EUR 7.40 billion recorded at the end of the Q1, according to central bank figures released on Friday.

Unemployment may pick up in coming months says labour min

Poland's unemployment may slightly increase in the coming months, the family and labour minister has said in a comment to Eurostat data.

PM's chief aide resigns

Michal Dworczyk, head of the Polish Prime Minister's Office, stepped down on Friday after a ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party meeting.

Extraordinary life of ‘mystery WWII woman’ whose photo went viral revealed in new documentary

A documentary about Maria Barr, the enigmatic WWII woman whose image went viral after an online appeal was launched to find her identity, has premiered in London.

Poland to move for natural gas price cap at EU ministerial meeting

Poland's environment and climate minister has announced the country will table a motion at a Friday ministerial meeting in Brussels to introduce a maximum price for natural gas.

Poland's unemployment rate at 2.6 pct in August - Eurostat

Poland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from the previous month at 2.6 percent in August 2022, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported on Friday.

Poland's average corporate wage up 10.8 pct y/y in H1 - stats office

Poland's average corporate gross monthly wage rose by 10.8 percent year on year to PLN 6,196.99 (EUR 1,274) in the first half of 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Friday.

Poland's CPI hits 17.2 pct y/y in September - stats office

Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 17.2 percent year on year and by 1.6 percent month on month in September 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported in a flash estimate on Friday.

Close to 6.67 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, nearly 6.67 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Friday morning.

Today’s news round up in Poland

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Sanctions needed if Russia annexes parts of Ukraine says foreign min

If Russia chooses to annex regions of Ukraine it currently occupies, the West should respond with a new round of sanctions, the Polish foreign minister said in Washington on Thursday.

Parliament passes electricity price freeze for households

The Sejm, the lower house of Polish parliament, has passed a bill that freezes the price of electricity for households in 2023 at this year's levels to avoid a spike in electricity bills from January.

Parliament extends local gov't office term to avoid vote overlap

The Sejm, the lower house of Polish parliament, has passed a bill that extends the term of office of local governments by several months to avoid an election clash next autumn.

US Congress approves new foreign military financing for Poland

The Congress of the United States has approved USD 288.6 million in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Poland.

Zelensky thanks Duda for support at UN forum

Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, has thanked his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, for the clear support for Ukraine that the Polish president expressed in his address at the UN General Assembly.

EC urges Poland to comply with air quality directive

The European Commission (EC) has launched the second stage of and infringement procedure against Poland in an effort to get the country to improve air quality.

No evidence Odra fish deaths due to sewage - environmental chief

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of thousands of fish in the River Odra this summer has found no abnormalities in sewage discharge into the river, an environmental official said on Thursday.

Polish banks among digital leaders says report

The degree of digitisation of the Polish banking sector is above the global average, a study by the consulting company Deloitte has shown.

True story of man who volunteered for Auschwitz to save his pregnant wife turned into haunting new book

When Wawrzyniec Kulig volunteered to be sent to Auschwitz to save his pregnant wife, he knew he was facing certain death.

Former agri min says greenhouses should have sufficient fuel for winter

The 600,000 tonnes of culm (a granular coal derivative) Poland has in stock should be enough to heat the country’s greenhouse this winter, a former Polish agriculture minister has told PAP.

President signs law on aid for firms affected by Odra crisis

President Andrzej Duda on Thursday signed into law a bill on financial support for businesses affected by the environmental disaster that hit the River Odra this summer.

Warsaw mayor most trusted politician

Rafal Trzaskowski, the mayor of Warsaw Mayor, is the country’s most trusted politician, according to a new opinion poll, coming in ahead of Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister.

Over 6.64 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, over 6.64 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Thursday morning.

Today’s news round up in Poland

Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.

New draft of EU sanctions against Russia includes proposals by Poland

The draft of an eighth round of sanctions to be imposed by the EU on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine includes proposals made by Poland, the country’s ambassador to the EU has said.

Poland has resold nearly 15 million Covid-19 vaccines reports dep min

Poland has resold close to 15 million Covid-19 vaccines to several countries and provided another 11 million vaccines at no cost, Poland’s deputy health minister announced on Wednesday.

Poland reports 26,736 coronavirus cases, 118 deaths between Sept 22-28

Poland recorded 26,736 confirmed coronavirus cases and 118 deaths between September 22 and 28, 2022, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.

Top Polish leaders gather to discuss energy security

President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki were among the top Polish politicians who met on Wednesday to discuss the country's energy security amid disruptions caused by soaring energy prices and Russia's use of energy as a blackmail tool.

Coalition party calls for Sikorski's suspension over pipeline comment

A party belonging to Poland's ruling United Right coalition has called on opposition leader Donald Tusk to suspend or expel former foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski over a tweet he posted suggesting the US may have sabotaged Russian gas pipelines under the Baltic.

Ruling party leader reprimanded for transgender comments

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the president of the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, was reprimanded on Wednesday by the parliamentary ethics committee for statements he made about transgender people.

She’s the face behind some of the biggest brand campaigns going, but who is Olka Osadzińska?

With her work visible across the country, domestically it’s a portfolio that includes the billboard campaign for the current hit thriller Hejter, magazine covers for Newsweek and Elle, murals for Costa Coffee and interior wall art for Skanska and the Warsaw Puro hotel.

Children's Covid booster jab to be available from Oct. 3 - minister

Children aged five-11 will be able to get Covid booster shots from October 3, the health minister announced on Wednesday.

PM says Nord Stream gas leaks may be act of sabotage

The Polish prime minister has described leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines, which lie beneath the Baltic, as “disturbing”, adding that they may well have been caused “by an act of sabotage”.

Gov't approves draft budget for 2023 with deficit at EUR 14.3 bln

Poland's budget deficit is likely to come to PLN 68 billion (EUR 14.3 billion) in 2023 under a budget bill approved by the government on Wednesday.

S&P lowers Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2022

Rating agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) has downgraded Poland's economic growth forecast to 4.0 percent in 2022 from 4.5 percent.

FM calls for strong Nato response if Russia goes nuclear in Ukraine

Poland's foreign minister has said Nato should use "devastating" conventional force if Russia uses nuclear weapons in its war in Ukraine.

Around 6.61 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 6.61 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Wednesday morning.

Today’s news round up in Poland

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Foreign ministry advises against all travel to Russia

Poland's Foreign Ministry (MFA) has warned Polish citizens against travelling to the Russian Federation owing to the Ukraine war and Moscow’s designation of Poland as an unfriendly state.

Poland to supply Germany with crude oil surplus

Poland will offer Germany any crude oil surplus it has after meeting domestic needs, the Climate Ministry told PAP.

Poland should get Nobel Peace Prize for Ukraine aid says US ambassador

The US ambassador to Warsaw has said Poland should receive the Nobel Peace Prize for its support for Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war.

Luxury ‘shepherd hut’ homes win Kraków architects prestigious international award

A Kraków architectural studio is celebrating after being named a winner at the European Property Awards.

Poland puts end to Russian gas domination says PM at pipeline opening

The era of Russian domination in the area of natural gas has ended, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, said on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the Baltic Pipe, a major Norway-Denmark-Poland pipeline.

Baltic Pipe was a Polish dream for decades says president

The Baltic Pipe will strengthen Poland's sovereignty and will make it independent of fossil fuels imports from Russia, the president said on Tuesday at the symbolic opening of a major Norway-Denmark-Poland gas pipeline.

‘I’ve always loved the traditional London café and milk bars are the Polish equivalent’: How Irish chef shook up Poland’s milk bar scene

The meteoric pace of Poland’s food revolution has been well-documented since first breaking out little less than 10 years ago. Yet whilst the spotlight has tended to fall on more fashionable concepts and cuisines, it is perhaps the evolution of the domestic institution that is the humble milk bar that arguably presents the best measure of how far the country has come in embracing new mindsets and models.

Ukrainian coal should arrive within a week says head of PM's Office

The first shipments of coal from Ukraine should reach Poland in a week’s time and subsequent deliveries may follow, the head of the Prime Minister's Office said on Tuesday.

Around 6.59 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 6.59 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Tuesday morning.

Today’s news round up in Poland

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Government adopts draft law freezing electricity prices for households

The Polish government has approved a bill capping electricity prices for all households for the next year to alleviate the impact of high energy prices, government spokesperson said on Monday evening.

Government greenlights oil and gas firms merger

The Polish government, at its Monday sitting, approved the merger of Poland's leading oil and gas company PKN Orlen with the country's natural gas monopolist PGNiG, the government spokesperson said.

Third Pole arrested in Dutch crime reporter's murder

A 30-year-old Pole has been arrested in Poland on suspicion of involvement in last July's assassination of a popular Dutch investigative journalist Peter de Vries, Dutch prosecutors said on Monday.

President accuses EC head of arrogance over Italian election comments

Poland's president has hit out at the head of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, accusing her of arrogance over comments she made last week about the expected victory of a right-wing bloc led by Giorgia Meloni in Italy's parliamentary election.

Remains of three presidents-in-exile to be brought to Poland

The remains of three Polish presidents-in-exile will be brought to Poland from a military cemetery in the UK in November.

Meloni's victory proves Italy rejects federalist EU says dep minister

Italians have rejected the EU's centralist or federalist tendencies by voting for a right-wing bloc led by Giorgia Meloni, a Polish deputy foreign minister has said.

New chapter in ‘lost Jewish library mystery’ as books returned to Lublin from Berlin

A World War Two mystery has come a step closer to being resolved after two books from the lost religious library of what was once the largest Talmudic school in the world were returned to Lublin.

MoD to begin one-day military training courses for civilians

Poland's Defence Ministry and the Polish Armed Forces are to begin organising one-day military training sessions for adult citizens eager to learn basic combat and survival skills.

Governing party to introduce changes to vote-counting process

Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party plans to change the way votes are counted in elections, a senior party official has said.

Poland may withdraw from EU recovery scheme says dep minister

Poland may pull out of an agreement on an EU post-pandemic recovery scheme, if it fails to get its share of the funding, a deputy foreign minister has said.

PiS maintains lead in poll

Law and Justice (PiS), Poland’s governing party, remains the country’s most popular political force, according to a new opinion poll.

Deputy PM wants 50 pct windfall tax on energy firms

Jacek Sasin, Poland's state assets minister and a deputy prime minister, has proposed a 50 percent windfall tax on power companies which have profited from rising energy prices.

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Over 6.56 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, over 6.56 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Monday morning.

Poland beats Wales in Nations League football

Poland bounced back from their defeat by the Netherlands on Thursday to secure a hard-fought 1-0 win over Wales in the latest UEFA Nations League match.

No real obstacle to receiving recovery funds by Poland says Kaczyński

Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, has said there is no reason why Poland should not receive funds from its National Recovery Plan (KPO) as he commented on earlier statement by the European Commission (EC) chief.

Polish PM criticises EC president's statement on Italian elections

Poland's prime minister has described remarks by European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen, that Brussels has the tools to discipline Italy if it creates a government unfavourable to the bloc, as "scandalous."

Kraków venue, organisers cancel Roger Waters concert amid war comments

Concert organisation and promotion company Live Nation Polska and Tauron Arena Kraków have called off concerts by Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters amid a backlash over comments the artist made about the war in Ukraine.

Around 6.54 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, close to 6.54 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Sunday morning.

Poland may double new pipeline's gas volume in Q4

Poland may count on double volumes of gas to be pumped through the newly-built Baltic Pipe pipeline in the last quarter of the year after Denmark announced its section of the pipeline may reach full capacity a month earlier than planned.

Poles capture gold medal at 2022 World Rowing Championships event

Poland won the gold medal in the men's quadruple sculls final at 2022 World Rowing Championships held in Racice, Czech Republic, on Saturday.

Bydgoszcz buzz at Vintage Photo fest

In this edition of The Debrief, we’re in the central city of Bydgoszcz for the annual vintage photo festival.

Poland's inflation will continue to rise in September says FinMin

Inflation in Poland is likely to continue to increase and will reach 16.4 percent year on year in September, up from 16.1 percent reported in August, the finance minister has said.

Russians refused entry into Poland

Several dozen Russians were not allowed to enter the country since Poland tightened restrictions concerning the entry of Russian nationals into the country for purposes of business or pleasure, a Border Guard spokesperson has told PAP.

Lukashenko takes credit for release of Polish minority leader

Aleksander Lukashenko, the Belarusian strongman, has claimed that it was thanks to his decision that a Polish minority leader was released in March after a year spent in prison and moved to house arrest.

Over 6.51 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, over 6.51 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Saturday morning.

Poland will not accept Russians fleeing mobilisation say officials

Polish officials have said that Poland will not admit Russian men who decide to leave their country to avoid being called up to fight in Ukraine.

Polish natural gas giant PGNiG signs gas supply deals with Norwegian peer

Poland's natural gas utility PGNiG has signed contracts with Equinor securing up to 2.4 billion cubic meters (bcm) in annual Norwegian natgas supplies over 10 years to January 1, 2033, PGNiG said on Friday.

No recovery funds if Poland lacks judicial independence - EC head

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has warned that the EU's post-pandemic recovery funds will not be unlocked for Poland if the country does not bring back the independence of the judiciary.

WWII looted historic rifle returned to Poland

US ambassador to Poland Marek Brzezinski said on Friday that thanks to the cooperation between the Polish Ministry of Culture and American law enforcement agencies, the valuable hunting rifle, presented to Count Wincenty Krasinski in the 19th century, has been returned to Poland.

Fight continues to honour war hero's name on anniversary of Operation Market Garden

Ceremonies marking the 78th anniversary of Market Garden are set to climax this weekend, bringing an end to a week of services commemorating the largest airborne operation of WWII.

Polish justice minister calls EC head 'blackmailer'

Zbigniew Ziobro, Poland's justice minister, has branded the European Council (EC) president, Ursula von der Leyen 'a blackmailer' after she said the EC had the tools to ensure democratic standards when commenting on the likely election victory of a hard-right party in Italy.

Poland, four other EU countries call for more sanctions on Russia

Poland, Ireland and the Baltic States have presented the European Commission with a proposed new sanctions package on Russia, according to a PAP source.

Artist whose paintings helped resurrect Warsaw goes on display in stunning new exhibition

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Warsaw’s best-known city portraitist Bernardo Bellotto, the Royal Castle in Warsaw is hosting an exhibition about him on a scale never seen before in the country.

Gas supplies for entire 2022/23 heating season secured says gas group

Gas group PGNiG has said that it has secured gas supplies for the entire 2022/23 heating season and that it would utilise 100 percent of the Baltic Pipe’s capacity planned for this year.

Enough coal purchased to meet demand says ruling party official

Poland has secured enough coal to meet the country’s needs, a senior member of the governing Law and Justice party said on Friday.

Poland to counter disinformation threats

Poland is building a team to identify and counter disinformation threats, a senior security official has said.

August unemployment down to 4.8 percent - stats office

Poland's unemployment rate went down to 4.8 percent in August 2022, from 4.9 percent in July, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Friday.

Opposition likely to win parliamentary election if united says poll

Poland's three main opposition parties could win the next parliamentary elections, but only if they run on a joint ticket, a new poll has found.

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Holland downs Poland in Nations League football

The Netherlands beat Poland 2-0 in a UEFA Nations League football match on Thursday night.

Over 6.48 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, over 6.48 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Friday morning.

Russia should be brought before justice, Polish minister says at UN

Russia must bear full responsibility for the war in Ukraine it started and pay damages for the destruction of its neighbour, Zbigniew Rau, the Polish foreign minister, said at a UN Security Council meeting on Thursday.

Coking plant blast leaves three critically injured

Three people were left in a critical condition and three others injured when a blast ripped through a coking plant in southern Poland on Thursday.

Two leading parties consolidate support

Poland's two main political groupings, the governing United Right and the opposition Civic Coalition (KO), have strengthened their support base, a poll has shown.

Explosion at coking plant injures at least five

At least five people have been injured in a blast at a coking plant in southern Poland.

No Ukraine war if EU had listened to Poland says deputy minister

The Russian invasion of Ukraine would not have taken place if the European Union had listened to Poland and had not become excessively dependent on Russian energy, a deputy minister has claimed.

Lublin firm creates revolutionary elastic bone replacement

A Lublin company is looking to revolutionize the field of global orthopaedics and trauma surgery with the world’s first elastic bone replacement composite made hydroxyapatite, a calcium phosphate.

Poles tighten belts as prices rise, shows survey

Poles have been stripping their household budgets, mainly of non-essential expenses, due to inflation-driven price hikes, a study has revealed. 

Putin's 'partial mobilisation' an attempt to 'save face' says president

The partial mobilisation announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin shows that Russia is weak, Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland, said in an interview with a US public television station that aired on Wednesday.

Completion of Polish recovery plan's milestones key for funds

European Commission (EC) Vice-President Margether Vestager has said that before the EU's post-pandemic recovery fund can be unlocked for Poland, the EC must evaluate whether the rule-of-law milestones included in the country's recovery plan (KPO) have been completed.

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US President's speech before UN ‘tough, decisive’ says Poland's president

The speech of his US counterpart was “tough and decisive,” Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland, told a private news station on Wednesday.

Russia determined to pursue its goals in Ukraine says Kaczynski

The war in Ukraine will take longer than earlier expected, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS), said on Wednesday as he commented on Russia's mobilisation plans.

More Ukrainian refugees may come to Poland in winter says dep minister

Poland must be prepared for yet another wave of refugees from Ukraine in the winter, a deputy interior minister has said.

Air traffic making quicker than expected comeback reports Warsaw airport

Air traffic is recovering at a quicker pace than predicted by the capital city's Chopin Airport, the company announced on Wednesday

Health minister announces new Covid vaccination awareness campaign

The Polish government will launch a new campaign encouraging people to get a second Covid-19 booster jab.

New documents reveal WWII may have started in Silesia and NOT Westerplatte or Wieluń

Never before seen documents have raised questions about where and when WWII really started by suggesting that Hitler’s first attack may have been in Silesia rather than Westerplatte or Wieluń.

Poland will have enough gas owing to Baltic Pipe, PM says

The Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, due to open on October 1, will be filled with as much gas as is needed to make Poland independent from Russia, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said.

First there was light… and now there’s the world’s first ever Jesus Christ computer game

A Warsaw-based games developer has caused a splash after creating a video game that will allow players to take on the role of Jesus Christ.

Poland plans to add 20,000 soldiers in 2023

Poland wants to increase the size of its army by 20,000 in 2023, the Polish prime minister said on Wednesday.

Polish PM says Russia will continue destruction of Ukraine

The Polish prime minister has said that Russia “will continue its work of destruction” in Ukraine and its attempts to seize territory following Putin’s announcement of a partial mobilisation.

Russian mobilisation is nothing new, says Duda aide

Russia mobilising more troops for Ukraine is nothing new and confirms what has been going on for months, a presidential aide has said.

Poland reports 31,425 coronavirus cases, 93 deaths between Sept 15-21

Poland recorded 31,425 confirmed coronavirus cases and 93 deaths between September 15 and 21, 2022, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.

Retail sales up in August - stats office

Poland's retail sales increased in real terms by 4.2 percent year on year and by 1.0 percent month on month in August 2022, the Central Statistical Office said on Wednesday.

Around 6.44 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 6.44 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Wednesday morning.

Polish president urges UN to act against Russian imperialism

Andrzej Duda, Poland's president, has told the UN General Assembly in New York that Russia's war against Ukraine is an act of imperialism that must not go unpunished.

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Polish president says sham referenda planned by Russia in Ukraine are worthless

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said that the sham referenda organised by Russia in Ukraine are worthless and that Poland will not recognise their results.

Government adopts bill on post-Brexit British voting rights in Poland

The government on Tuesday adopted a draft amendment to the Electoral Code, which will allow UK citizens residing in Poland to retain the same electoral rights as before Britain left the EU on 31 January 2020.

Queen's funeral an important moment in world history says Duda

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said that the funeral of the late British monarch "was surely a significant moment in the history of the world."

Poland's military spending at record high says MoD

The Polish defence minister has said that the Polish Army must be strong in order to be able to respond to threats and that Poland's record-high military spending is an investment in the country's security.

Poland's population falls by nearly half a million in a decade

The population of Poland went down by 476,000 or 1.2 percent over the last decade to 38,036,118, the head of the Central Statistical Office (GUS) has said.

Polish mayor calls for gov't support over electricity prices

Jacek Sutryk, mayor of the south-western city of Wrocław, has called for the government to help local governments facing huge increases in the prices of electricity.

Polish minister defends container terminal project in Swinoujscie

A Polish deputy infrastructure minister has defended plans to construct a deep-water container terminal at Swinoujscie.

Meet the Englishman whose home really is his castle

It takes a bit of time to find the village but only a second to find the palace. By far the biggest, and easily the most prominent, building in the tiny village of Piotrowice Nyskie it is not hard to miss.

Graves damaged by sinkhole in cemetery

Around 50 graves were damaged when a sinkhole opened up beneath them in a cemetery in the southern Polish town of Trzebinia on Tuesday morning.

Holocaust survivors publish cookbook of recipes that helped them endure horrors of Auschwitz

The miserable rations of food prisoners received at Germany’s extermination camp Auschwitz were poor quality, insufficient for life and often withheld from starving inmates for even minor infringements of petty camp rules.

Poland to receive 10 mln tonnes of coal by year-end, says minister

Poland will take delivery of 10 million tonnes of coal by the end of the year, a deputy state assets minister has said without specifying where the coal will come from.

Around 24,000 Poles receive Omicron vaccine

Some 24,000 Poles have received a second Covid booster jab, this time targeted against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Adam Niedzielski, the health minister, has said.

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

Poland's industrial output rose by 10.9 percent year on year in August 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Tuesday.

Poland's average corporate wage up 12.7 pct y/y in August - stats office

Poland's average corporate gross monthly wage rose by 12.7 percent year on year to PLN 6,583.03 (EUR 1,397) in August 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Tuesday.

EC corruption allegations against Hungary are fake says Polish minister

Poland's deputy foreign minister has described corruption allegations cited by the European Commission (EC) against Hungary as "artificial."

Around 6.41 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 6.41 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Tuesday morning.

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Poland further limits admission of Russians on its territory

Poland's interior minister on Monday signed an amendment to an ordinance which further tightens restrictions on the entry of Russian nationals to the country.

Poland's warning about Russia's imperialism was not taken seriously says PM

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that today even EU leaders admit that Poland has been right while warning against Russia's imperial ambitions.

Poland to donate one million Covid vaccines to Ukraine

Poland will hand over a million Covid-19 vaccines to Ukraine and 100,000 vaccines against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), the Health Ministry has said.

Almost half Ukrainian refugees plan to stay in Poland long term

Up to 48 percent of the Ukrainian refugees in Poland intend to stay in the country for at least a year after the war ends, new research has shown.

Wreckage of WWII US bomber found at bottom of lagoon ‘most important historical find’ say researchers

Thought to be the remains of a B-17G Flying Fortress bomber, the wreckage of a crashed plane has been discovered at the bottom of Szczecin Lagoon.

The NASK (Research and Academic Computer Network) Cybersecurity Forum in Karpacz

Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD) is one of the issues identified by the European Parliament's Directive project (the so-called NIS2 Directive), which is currently the focus of experts on cybersecurity.

In recent years, we have seen an increase in the number of threats in cyberspace. On top of that, the pandemic and the current war in Ukraine have revealed the destructive potential of cybercriminals looking for vulnerabilities in the systems of private and public organizations and institutions – admitted the participants of the expert debate in the NASK pavilion at the 31st Economic Forum in Karpacz. We need to learn to respond to threats more quickly and efficiently, involving experts from different institutions and individuals.

The idea of CVD is to provide a formal and legitimate process for internet users to find vulnerabilities in IT systems and devices, and then to inform relevant stakeholders about them, that is software manufacturers and infrastructure owners. At the same time, both parties are bound by the principle of public disclosure of a given error once it has been corrected.

"Security organisations have long faced the issue of vulnerability disclosure, which is why it is so important to develop standards and procedures in this area. Currently, the legal issues related to CVD are different in each EU member state, but the EU institutions are taking steps to unify the guidelines for national legislation of this issue," explained Maciej Siciarek, Director of the CSIRT Division at NASK.

NASK, the leading national research institute, is the co-organizer of the Cybersecurity Forum, a unique space dedicated to discussing the directions of development of the digital world during the 31st Economic Forum in Karpacz. One of the meetings of experts from European countries concerned the organizational, legal and ethical aspects of the regulation of CVD on the European level and the exchange of experiences from the member states.

"We have formulated certain guidelines that will allow EU member states to adapt to the requirements of the long-planned directive of the European Commission. Among them, there are recommendations for amendments to criminal codes to provide researchers of security gaps with legal protection or to regulate ethical issues that prevent, among others, breaking the principle of not disclosing errors in systems before they are removed or corrected,” explained Juhan Lepassaar, Director of ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity.

The expert pointed out that the member states decide to implement the recommendations of ENISA at different times. Some of them are leaders, e.g France, the Netherlands and Belgium, while others have not yet taken significant steps in this regard. Poland is in the group of countries that have started preparing to organize this process.

"The rapid identification of vulnerabilities in ICT systems and products and their efficient elimination are therefore essential if we want to prevent criminals from taking advantage of them. Companies and institutions should therefore appreciate the determination and commitment of people who, using the 'unwritten code of ethics', are looking for security gaps within the law, thereby strengthening the security of data of thousands of users," noted Maciej Siciarek.

The NASK expert added that the war in Ukraine is a game changer here. Russia's aggression is accompanied by the increased activity of hackers, whose purpose is both financial motivation, e.g extortion of ransom, as well as paralyzing the functioning of political and economic life of the countries of the European Union. All the more so, we should ensure that the process of communicating information about threats and effectively securing ICT systems and products is faster and more efficient.

The 31st Economic Forum, one of the largest and most prestigious events in our part of Europe,  is taking place in Karpacz. From 6 to 8 September, thousands of guests, i.e. leaders in politics, economy and local government, as well as prominent representatives of the world of culture and science from around the world, are discussing the most important challenges facing Poland and the whole continent.

Warsaw researchers win IG Nobel award for ice-cream cancer research

Researchers from Warsaw Medical University who discovered that eating ice cream can relieve oral inflammation in cancer patients have won an Ig Nobel award for their work.

Polish, US, British soldiers start exercises in eastern Poland

Thousands of soldiers from Poland, the US and the UK are taking part in the Bear 22 military exercise in eastern Poland.

Poland deports 770 foreigners in 2021-22

Poland's Border Guard (SG), since the beginning of 2021, has deported 770 foreigners who resided in the country illegally, an SG spokeswoman has told PAP.

Polish president talks security, energy with UK PM Truss

Andrzej Duda, Poland's president, said he had discussed energy and a “wide range” of security issues during a meeting with Liz Truss, the new British prime minister, in London on Sunday.

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Around 6.39 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 6.39 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Monday morning.

Polish president pays tribute to late British queen

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth whose body has been lying in state at the historic Westminster Hall since Wednesday.

Polish president warns against Russia's imperial ambitions

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has written in articles published by Peruvian and Bulgarian dailies as well as by the Romanian press agency that the independence of East and Central European countries has always been a thorn in the side of Russian imperialists.

Around 6.37 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 6.37 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Sunday morning.

Poland to co-host European basketball championship in 2025

Poland will be one of four nations to host the next EuroBasket 2025, the European men's basketball championships.

Back to basics with Maria Meissner

For many parents across Poland, the first few weeks of September always pose a challenge.

Vistula Spit canal opens on anniversary of Soviet invasion

Poland opened a new canal that cuts across the Vistula Spit on Saturday, the 83rd anniversary of the Soviet invasion of the country during WWII, in a show of newly-acquired navigation independence from Russia.

Duda to attend Queen Elizabeth II's funeral, meet new UK PM

President Andrzej Duda will attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday and will hold informal talks with the new British prime minister on Sunday, the President's Office has said.

Around 6.34 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 6.34 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Saturday morning.

Man dies after hornet attack

A 57-year-old man died on Thursday after being attacked by a swarm of hornets, local police reported on Friday.

EU needs new measures to deal with energy price hikes, says Polish PM

The “rules of the game” for energy prices need to be changed at the EU level, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland, has said.

Soviet occupation held back development of Poland and Lithuania says PM

Because Soviet domination obstructed the development of Poland and Lithuania, both countries today face challenges that are very similar, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland, said in Vilnius on Friday.

Where’s ‘herstory’ in history? Webber’s World explores how women are honoured with monuments

First making waves a couple of years back, a Poznań-based NGO is leading calls for the establishment of more monuments dedicated to historical female figures after highlighting the dearth of such statues to be found around the country.

August core inflation rate hits 9.9 pct - central bank

Poland's core inflation, which excludes the prices of food and energy, measured 9.9 percent year on year in August 2022, up from 9.3 percent in July, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) said on Friday.

Defence minister signs deal for 48 South Korean combat planes

Mariusz Blaszczak, Poland's defence minister, has signed an agreement for the purchase of 48 light combat aircraft from South Korea.

Wrocław steps up its ‘keep hedgehogs safe’ campaign by rolling out more road sign warnings

Special road signs in Wrocław warning motorists to watch out for hedgehogs will be expanded to include more roads in a bid to prevent the high number of the animals being killed.

Gov't to extend support to electricity-heated households

Households that use electricity to heat their homes will also be included in a comprehensive government support scheme, the Ministry of Family and Social Policy has announced.

Polish HICP inflation up to 14.8 pct y/y in August - Eurostat

Poland's Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) rose to 14.8 percent year on year in August 2022, against 14.2-percent growth in the previous month, Eurostat, the European Union's statistics office, reported on Friday.

Minimum wage hike will cost SMEs EUR 3.84 bln next year

Polish medium-sized companies (SMEs) are facing an additional burden from a minimum wage hike, seen at PLN 18.16 billion (EUR 3.84 billion) next year, according to the rationale to a government regulation.

Around 6.31 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 6.31 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Friday morning.

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Jourova says whoever polluted Odra must pay

European Commission Vice-President Vera Jourova has said that those responsible for the ecological disaster in the River Odra will have to pay.

Parliament prolongs anti-inflation measures, keeps higher VAT rates

The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, has decided to keep lower taxes on certain goods till the end of the year to combat inflation and prolong elevated VAT rates to finance defence spending.

Poland intervenes in ICJ in show of support for Ukraine

Poland has filed a declaration of intervention with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case Ukraine against Russia in which Kyiv accuses Moscow of genocide during its invasion of Ukraine, the Polish Foreign Ministry has said.

Gov't to freeze electricity prices for ALL households

Poland is to cap electricity prices for all households from next year, with a limit of up to 2,000 kWh of annual use.

Poland to offer up to EUR 1.27 bln in aid to energy-intensive industry

The Polish government will subsidise the purchase of energy and natural gas for energy-intensive companies if energy prices double, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has announced.

Smolensk disaster report critics playing Putin's game, PiS leader says

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Law and Justice, the dominant party in Poland’s governing coalition, has claimed critics of new report into the 2010 Smolensk air disaster are defending Putin.

Delightful eco-friendly micro-hotels looking to revolutionise Poland’s travel sector

Promising to revolutionise Poland’s travel sector, and possibly even beyond, the first UKOI ‘micro hotel’ has opened for bookings in Kazimierz Dolny.

Fitch downgrades 2022 and 2023 growth forecasts for Poland

The Fitch ratings agency has revised down Poland's GDP growth forecasts for both 2022 and 2023, to 3.9 percent from its previous estimate of 5.2 percent for this year and to 1.5 percent for next year from the level of 3.0 percent, the agency has indicated in a report.

Poland plans to better protect border with Kaliningrad enclave

Poland will improve security on its border with the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad because Russia is an "unstable neighbour," a deputy interior minister has said.

Spring 2024 ideal time for local elections says president

The spring of 2024 would be the “optimal” date for the local elections, Poland's president told the Wprost weekly on Thursday.

Poland's CPI hits 16.1 pct y/y in August - stats office

Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 16.1 percent year on year and by 0.8 percent month on month in August 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Thursday.

Poles tighten belts as inflation drives up prices

Most Poles have cut their household budgets owing to inflation-driven price hikes, a survey published by the Rzeczpospolita newspaper on Thursday has revealed.

EU would be in different situation if it had listened to Poland says dep FM

A Polish deputy foreign minister has welcomed comments by Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, conceding that the EU should have listened to Poland about the threat posed by Russia.

Around 6.29 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 6.29 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Thursday morning.

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Daughter of Smolensk crash victim calls investigator 'a liar'

Barbara Nowacka, an MP and a daughter of a former minister killed in the 2010 presidential plane crash, has called the chief investigator behind a new report into the disaster “a liar” and accused him of falsifying documentation.

Polish parliament calls upon Germany to acknowledge WWII reparations

The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, passed a resolution on Wednesday urging Germany to accept political, historical, legal and financial responsibilities for starting World War Two.

Parliament honours Queen Elizabeth II

The Sejm, Poland's lower house of parliament, on Wednesday, approved a resolution honouring the life and achievements of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday aged 96.

State-owned fuels group to open hydrogen filling stations by 2025

Fuel company PKN Orlen plans to open a number of hydrogen refuelling stations around Poland by 2025.

Poland’s digital economy most valuable in region

Poland has the largest digital economy in Central and Eastern Europe, worth an estimated EUR 44 billion in 2021, according to a new report published on Wednesday.

Govt. launches ‘Empty Frames’ campaign to ramp up efforts to regain WWII looted art

With an estimated half a million works of art destroyed or stolen from Poland during World War Two by Germany and the Soviets, the ministry of culture is doubling up on its efforts to regain some of Poland’s lost heritage.

It’s here! Tallest building in EU officially opens its doors to become ‘new symbol of Warsaw’

Warsaw now officially has the tallest building in the European Union.

EU chief responds to Poland with a call for prompt clean energy transition

The European Commission president has reacted to an energy resolution adopted by Poland's Silesia mining region by suggesting the reduction in overall demand for fossil fuels.

Poland reports 29,056 coronavirus cases, 105 deaths between Sept 8-14

Poland recorded 29,056 confirmed coronavirus cases and 105 deaths between September 8 and 14, 2022, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.

Over 400,000 registered Ukrainian refugees now working legally in Poland

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration, Pawel Szefernaker, said on Wednesday that of the 600,000 Ukrainians who are now in the PESEL (personal ID number) database, 400,000 are now working legally in Poland.

Polish volunteers helping Ukrainian refugees invited to PE

Two Polish women involved in helping Ukrainian war refugees in Poland have been invited to the European Parliament (EP) by the European Commission (EC) head Ursula von der Leyen.

Last Croatia bus crash victims await transport home

The last three casualties of an August 6 Polish coach crash near Zagreb, Croatia, will be flown back to Poland, the Polish health minister said on Wednesday.

Local elections probably on 7 or 14 April 2024, official says

Poland's local elections will probably take place on 7 or 14 April 2024, a government official said on Wednesday, asked about plans to move the local ballot forward from its original 2023 deadline owing to its concurrence with next year's parliamentary elections.

Around 6.26 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 6.26 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Wednesday morning.

Today’s news round up in Poland

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