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Stranjura: Public salaries to rise – but less than inflation
Stranjura: Public salaries to rise – but less than inflation

Finance minister says 2022 budget deficit will be higher than originally planned
Finance minister says 2022 budget deficit will be higher than originally planned

Memorial held at Ďáblice for victims of Communists
Memorial held at Ďáblice for victims of Communists

Vondráček: Mayors’ leadership could face criminal charges
Vondráček: Mayors’ leadership could face criminal charges

50 years since Labské pískovce was declared protected landscape
A popular tourist destination, Labské pískovce is known for its canyons, deep gorges and rocky towns. 

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Museum dedicated to Alice Masaryk opens in Lány
Museum dedicated to Alice Masaryk opens in Lány

Hana Moučková re-elected leader of Sokol
Hana Moučková re-elected leader of Sokol

Visací zámek – Czech punk veterans celebrate 40 years
The Czech punk band Visací zámek are currently celebrating 40 years together. Remarkably the group, whose name translates as “padlock”, still have the exact same line-up as when they got together 1982.

Kvitová wins Eastbourne for first title in over year
Kvitová wins Eastbourne for first title in over year

Striker Kuchta joins Sparta after only six months in Russia
Striker Kuchta joins Sparta after only six months in Russia

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Annual military show takes place at Brdy, Central Bohemia
Annual military show takes place at Brdy, Central Bohemia

Minister: Czechs should move beyond Visegrad group
Minister: Czechs should move beyond Visegrad group

Pirates join call for special session on transport authority affair
Pirates join call for special session on transport authority affair

Vladimír Balaš nominated to replace Gazdík as education minister
Vladimír Balaš nominated to replace Gazdík as education minister

“All eyes on Ukraine” – Czech EU presidency debate
As the Czech Republic’s six month EU presidency fast approaches, we discussed the country’s list of priorities for the chairmanship of the European Council with Czech Radio’s EU Affairs analyst and former Brussels correspondent Filip Nerad, and Eastern Partnership and Russia expert Pavel Havlíček from the Association for International Affairs.

Petra Kvitova defeats Beatriz Haddad Maia to reach Eastbourne final
Petra Kvitova defeats Beatriz Haddad Maia to reach Eastbourne final

Ležáky – the lesser known Czech village annihilated by the Nazis
Exactly 80 years ago, Nazi forces annihilated the village of Ležáky. A smaller settlement than Lidice, Ležáky have always been in the shadow of the first Bohemian settlement that fell victim to Nazi wrath following the successful killing of acting governor Reinhard Heydrich. But its tragic story is more closely intertwined with the Nazi hunt for the covert Czechoslovak troops that made Operation Anthropoid possible.

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Departure of Soviet troops officially marked for first time
Departure of Occupying Forces Day is having its debut this year. June 25 is being officially recognized as a ‘significant day’ in the Czech calendar for the first time this Saturday, marking the anniversary of the signing of the protocol that expelled Soviet troops from the territory of the former Czechoslovakia in 1991.

Senate slams Ombudsman for prejudiced remarks
Senate slams Ombudsman for prejudiced remarks

Czechia suffering from widespread drought
Czechia suffering from widespread drought

Senate approves Lex Ukraine
Senate approves Lex Ukraine

Mayors and Independents Party has found replacement for Petr Gazdik
Mayors and Independents Party has found replacement for Petr Gazdik

Czech Republic to organize summit on potential EU expansion
Czech Republic to organize summit on potential EU expansion

Young man’s grave discovered at Germanic Langobard burial site
Archaeologists have discovered an almost intact skeleton of a sixth century warrior during a dig near the town of Pasohlávky in south Moravia. The grave of the young man, who was buried with his spear, two dogs and a horse bridle, belongs to one of the largest Germanic Langobard burial sites in the country.

Covid numbers again on increase in Czech Republic
Covid numbers again on increase in Czech Republic

Czechs fighting in Ukraine without president’s permission investigated
Czechs fighting in Ukraine without president’s permission investigated

ČEZ restructuring could bring greater control of Czech energy security, says PM
ČEZ restructuring could bring greater control of Czech energy security, says PM

Fiala: Czechs have exhausted supply of weapons for Ukraine
Fiala: Czechs have exhausted supply of weapons for Ukraine

Storm warning for parts of Czech Republic on Friday
Storm warning for parts of Czech Republic on Friday

Prague to celebrate upcoming Czech EU presidency with host of events this weekend
A wide range of the Czech capital’s popular venues will be transformed into hubs of cultural activity this weekend to celebrate the Czech Republic’s upcoming six-month presidency of the EU Council which starts next month. Some of the locations will also host French and Swedish guests, representing the countries that are part of the upcoming EU defined presidency trio.

Eva Jiřičná to receive lifetime achievement award from Czech Chamber of Architects
The Czech Chamber of Architects’ 2021 award for lifetime achievement will go to Eva Jiřičná, perhaps the best-known living Czech architect and designer. A native of Zlín, Jiřičná has lived and worked in London for more than fifty years and is famous for her distinctly modern style as well as her great attention to detail.

European court rules Czech judicial body is not independent
European court rules Czech judicial body is not independent

Czechs extend bar on visas for Russians and Belarusians
Czechs extend bar on visas for Russians and Belarusians

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Strážnice international folklore festival begins
Strážnice international folklore festival begins

PM tells Czechs: We will not let you fall
Amid growing speculation about the possibility of a sudden halt in Russian gas supplies to Europe, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala went on national television on Wednesday night to assure Czechs that the government had a crisis scenario ready and would not let anyone fall. He also outlined the government’s plan to cut the country’s dependence on Russian fuels.

Czech PM expects Ukraine's candidacy bid to be accepted at EU summit
Czech PM expects Ukraine's candidacy bid to be accepted at EU summit

Fuel prices reach new record high
Fuel prices reach new record high

Czech PM addresses nation live on television
Czech PM addresses nation live on television

Prague plans social and cultural events ahead of EU presidency
Prague plans social and cultural events ahead of EU presidency

Another person arrested in Prague corruption scandal
Another person arrested in Prague corruption scandal

Czech National Bank raises interest rate to highest level since 1999
Czech National Bank raises interest rate to highest level since 1999

Government approves Czech version of Magnitsky Act
Government approves Czech version of Magnitsky Act

One death in Czech Republic likely has connection with COVID vaccine
One death in Czech Republic likely has connection with COVID vaccine

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Government approves constitutional amendment regarding deployment of troops abroad
Government approves constitutional amendment regarding deployment of troops abroad

Czech foreign minister on country's EU Presidency priorities
Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský on Tuesday outlined his ministry’s priorities for the upcoming Czech EU Presidency. He stressed the need to continue helping Ukraine, boost the EU’s defense and security structures and promote democratic institutions and the rule of law.

Relaunched National Economic Council has first meeting
Relaunched National Economic Council has first meeting

Bohemian Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon
The Český Fousek or Bohemian Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon was originally bred in the Czech Republic as a hunting dog. It is wirehaired and has the appearance of having a beard and mustache. A versatile pointer, Český Fousek has the qualities needed to hunt in the field, in the water and in the forest. These dogs are easy to train and very devoted to their owners.

Czech Republic spend on refugee crisis passes CZK 7 billion
Czech Republic spend on refugee crisis passes CZK 7 billion

Czech Philharmonic to perform traditional open-air concert after two-year Covid break
Czech Philharmonic to perform traditional open-air concert after two-year Covid break

Czech Radio survey: Most Czech households still manage to make ends meet
Despite rising food and energy prices, one in three Czech households still manage quite well, or even very well, on their monthly budget, according to the results of a long-term survey carried out by Czech Radio and the PAQ Research agency.

“Everything’s new”: Prague’s Metronome festival returns after three years
The capital’s biggest music festival, Metronome Prague, kicks off on Thursday, with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Beck and Underworld among the host of international and Czech artists performing. Metronome was cancelled the last two years due to Covid and I asked founder David Gaydečka how it had been organising the festival after such a long gap.

Jourová: EU presidency an opportunity for Czechia to get more involved in EU policymaking
Jourová: EU presidency an opportunity for Czechia to get more involved in EU policymaking

Černochová: Czech Republic has called on EU to subsidise CZK 3.2 billion of its aid to Ukraine
Černochová: Czech Republic has called on EU to subsidise CZK 3.2 billion of its aid to Ukraine

Lipavský unveils Czech foreign policy plans for EU presidency
Lipavský unveils Czech foreign policy plans for EU presidency

10 Prague Gems
10 Prague Gems

Czech Academy of Sciences rewards 25 scientists with special bonus
Czech Academy of Sciences rewards 25 scientists with special bonus

Largest Czech construction company banned from public tenders for three years
Largest Czech construction company banned from public tenders for three years

Prague’s Žižkov TV tower damaged by lightning strike
Prague’s Žižkov TV tower damaged by lightning strike

Diaries of a Lidice woman discovered
Previously unknown diaries written by a Lidice woman have been recently discovered by her relatives. Emílie Rohlová, one of the survivors of the Lidice massacre of 1942, started writing them after the war, when she returned from a concentration camp. She addressed them to her eight-year-old daughter, Boženka.

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Geoffrey Rush and Benicio Del Toro to attend this year’s KVIFF
Geoffrey Rush and Benicio Del Toro to attend this year’s KVIFF

Prague 9 deputy mayor resigns amid corruption case
Prague 9 deputy mayor resigns amid corruption case

Bartoš: Education Minister replacement likely to be announced later this week
Bartoš: Education Minister replacement likely to be announced later this week

Suspect in corruption case dies
Suspect in corruption case dies

Ships passing on the Vltava
Some ships dock for a while, others just for a drink and a feed. Kevin reflects on two of his favourite spots in Prague and how their maritime nature parallels the experience of living in a foreign country. 

Study finds that less than half of Czech children are satisfied with their looks
A new study by researchers from the University of Olomouc on how social media affects children’s self-perception and mental health has found some alarming results. A third of Czech children have been the target of online body shaming, with some being driven to self-harm.

STAN returning financial gifts from people charged in corruption case
STAN returning financial gifts from people charged in corruption case

Clean-up operation underway in wake of massive storms
Clean-up operation underway in wake of massive storms

St. John's feast day procession in Jihlava
A festive procession traditionally takes place in Jihlava on the feast day of St. John the Baptist, the town’s patron saint. The program includes concerts, theatre performances and many open-air events. 

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Analyst: Government likely to survive Hlubuček scandal “because there is no alternative”
Will the police crackdown on an organised crime ring within the Prague Public Transit Company, which included the now former City Hall Councillor Petr Hlubuček of the government represented Mayors and Independents party, have a significant effect on the Czech EU presidency? And will the Czech government survive the scandal of its second largest coalition member? These are just some of the questions I put to political analyst Jiří Pehe.

Czech MEP suspends membership in STAN party over links with lobbyist at centre of corruption scandal
Czech MEP suspends membership in STAN party over links with lobbyist at centre of corruption scandal

Government party rocked by major corruption scandal days ahead of EU presidency
Just days ahead of the onset of its EU presidency, the Czech Republic has been hit by a major corruption scandal connected to the second largest government party – the Mayors and Independents. The affair has already cost the head of one minister, but opposition groupings are calling for more blood as the party faces the worst public relations disaster in its 17-year-long history.

Czech Post CEO to be replaced in September
Czech Post CEO to be replaced in September

Annual pottery and crafts market in Beroun pulls the crowds
The traditional pottery and crafts market in Beroun’s Hus square welcomed thousands of visitors in June. Ceramics-making has a long tradition in Beroun going all the way back to the 14th century and the market, which is now held three times a year, attracts visitors from near and far. Radio Prague’s contributor Martina Kroa went to check it out and spoke with Jolana Izbická, the market’s chief organizer, about how it emerged.  

Disabled people frequent victims of abuse
Disabled people frequent victims of abuse

Archeologists uncover skeletal remains of 6th century warrior
Archeologists uncover skeletal remains of 6th century warrior

Prague to motivate refugees to move to other regions
Prague to motivate refugees to move to other regions

Sunday’s heatwave sets new record for June
Sunday’s heatwave sets new record for June

Iron Maiden to perform in Prague
Iron Maiden to perform in Prague

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State Prosecutor's Office investigating leak of documents on Hlubuček corruption case
State Prosecutor's Office investigating leak of documents on Hlubuček corruption case

Interior minister to dismiss head of Czech Post
Interior minister to dismiss head of Czech Post

Opposition leader says STAN party of “organized crime”
Opposition leader says STAN party of “organized crime”

Alois Hadamczik elected president of the Czech Ice Hockey Association
Alois Hadamczik elected president of the Czech Ice Hockey Association

Central bank board likely to raise interest rates by 1.25 percentage points on Wednesday
Central bank board likely to raise interest rates by 1.25 percentage points on Wednesday

Education Minister Petr Gazdik resigns amid huge corruption scandal
Education Minister Petr Gazdik resigns amid huge corruption scandal

Golden age of Grandhotel Pupp began 150 years ago
The five-star Grandhotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary is one of the most famous hotels in Europe. In recent years, it has also become a popular backdrop for Hollywood films.

Pop singer Helena Vondráčková still going strong
Helena Vondráčková, one of the Czech Republic’s biggest pop stars, will turn 75 next week. She can look back on a career spanning five decades and boast of being the country’s best-selling singer with over a million albums under her belt.

Events held in memory of the paratroopers who died after killing Reinhard Heydrich
Events held in memory of the paratroopers who died after killing Reinhard Heydrich

Czech minister for EU affairs: We are ready to be the honest broker in the negotiation process
The Czech Republic is preparing to take over the rotating presidency of the EU Council from France on July 1st, for its second stint at the helm of the 27-member alliance. Due to the war in Ukraine, and the need to address pressing issues such as energy security, defense capability and the resilience of the EU economy, it will have to hit the ground running. I spoke to the Czech Minister for European Affairs Mikuláš Bek about the challenges of taking over the EU presidency in this difficult time and how it had changed the country’s priorities.

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Czechs bracing for extreme heatwave
Czechs bracing for extreme heatwave

Czech Radio features minute-by-minute reconstruction of last phase of Operation Anthropoid
Czech Radio features minute-by-minute reconstruction of last phase of Operation Anthropoid

PM and Prague mayor agree on measures to ease refugee burden on Prague
PM and Prague mayor agree on measures to ease refugee burden on Prague

Former deputy mayor of Prague remanded in huge corruption scandal
Former deputy mayor of Prague remanded in huge corruption scandal

Ukrainian president among those nominated for highest Czech state distinction
Ukrainian president among those nominated for highest Czech state distinction

Czech foreign minister confident European Council will confirm Ukraine’s candidate status
Czech foreign minister confident European Council will confirm Ukraine’s candidate status

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Czechs saving on lunches as food prices soar
Czechs saving on lunches as food prices soar

Nicotine pouches a growing problem in Czech schools
An increasing number of Czech teenagers and young adults are using nicotine pouches, which are available in shops without any restrictions. The use of nicotine pouches is spreading even among younger children in primary schools, who are especially at risk of overdosing or developing an addiction.

Young Czech scientist develops revolutionary prostate cancer treatment
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men worldwide and the most common in the Czech Republic. The incidence of the disease in Czechia has risen by as much as 70 percent since the early 1990s. Martina Benešová, a young Czech researcher, is part of a team at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg which developed a revolutionary new treatment for patients with a very advanced stage of prostate cancer for whom other treatments had proved ineffective. I spoke to her and started by asking what is new about PSMA-617 compared to previous prostate cancer treatment methods.

Czech painter Tibor Červeňák on his life in Britain and using boxing gloves instead of paint brushes
Czech painter Tibor Červeňák was born in the Moravian town of Hranice and spent part of his youth in a children’s home. A visit to a local sculptor’s studio changed his life and he has since devoted his life to painting. He graduated from the prestigious Chelsea School of Arts in London and has had his work exhibited all over the world. He lived in the United Kingdom from 2004 but in 2020 he returned to his home country.   How did he end up living in Belfast? Does his art reflect his Roma background? And why does he use boxing gloves in his paintings? These are just some of the questions I discussed with Tibor Červeňák during his visit to our studio, but I first asked him what triggered his interest in painting:

Czechs warned to brace for extreme heatwave at the weekend
Czechs warned to brace for extreme heatwave at the weekend

Czechia has fourth highest inflation rate in EU
Czechia has fourth highest inflation rate in EU

State prosecutor wants custody for three persons in Public Transport Company scandal
State prosecutor wants custody for three persons in Public Transport Company scandal

Former political prisoner Miluška Havlůjová has died at 93
Former political prisoner Miluška Havlůjová has died at 93

Covid cases grow for second week in row, but fewer people hospitalised
Covid cases grow for second week in row, but fewer people hospitalised

Rock for People begins in blazing sunshine after two-year Covid break
The Czech music festival Rock for People opened its gates to festivalgoers from around the Czech Republic and beyond at noon on Wednesday, after a two-year break when the festival couldn’t go ahead due to Covid restrictions. The festival, now in its 26th year, opened on its first night with international headline acts such as Biffy Clyro, Wolf Alice and Idles.

EP president Roberta Metsola meets with Czech PM in Prague
EP president Roberta Metsola meets with Czech PM in Prague

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Ukraine and energy in focus as Czech government unveils five priorities for upcoming EU presidency
The Czech government has presented its list of priorities that it plans to focus on during the country’s upcoming presidency of the EU Council that will run from July 1 to December 31 of this year. Managing the refugee crisis associated with the war in Ukraine as well as helping rebuild the country will be a top issue, along with ensuring energy security for Europe and strengthening defence capabilities.

EP president in Prague: We must not close the door on Ukraine
A European Parliament delegation headed by EP President Roberta Metsola is in Prague for talks with Czech leaders on the upcoming Czech EU Presidency. Viktor Daněk interviewed Ms. Metsola ahead of her trip to Prague and first asked whether she considered the opening of accession talks with Ukraine to be the main task of the presidency.

Record 120 veteran cars take part in ‘1000 Czechoslovak Miles’ ride
Record 120 veteran cars take part in ‘1000 Czechoslovak Miles’ ride

EU Court: Austrian restrictions on child benefits abroad illegal
EU Court: Austrian restrictions on child benefits abroad illegal

Hungary Today

Nominee US Ambassador Sets Stage for Open Confrontation With Hungarian Government

Instead of a diplomat, US President Joe Biden is sending a message to Hungary On June 23 the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations heard nominee ambassador to Hungary, David Pressman’s testimony. Chairman of the Committee Senator Ed Markey has questioned the diplomat on his views about Hungary and how he sees his role as […]

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Hungary’s Kristóf Milák Clinches Second Gold at FINA Worlds

Kristóf Milák of Hungary won the men’s 100 m butterfly event in 50.14 seconds at the 19th World Aquatics Championships in Budapest on Friday. This was his his second gold medal at the World Swimming Championships. Last year, Balázs Virth’s pupil fought a huge battle with American Caeleb Dressel in the Olympic final in Tokyo, […]

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Viktor Orbán: Hungary Supports Ukraine’s EU Membership, Rejects Further Sanctions 

“We say ‘yes’ to Ukraine’s membership in the European Union, we say ‘yes’ to peace but we say ‘no’ to further sanctions,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on his Facebook page on Thursday. This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute. In a video message uploaded to his social media page, Orbán said that […]

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Defense Minister: Army Chaplain’s Mission is Important during Both Peace and War

The service of field chaplains is a highly important mission during both peace and in war, said Defense Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at an event held on the occasion of the Day of Military Chaplains in Budapest on Thursday. The minister praised the late Hungarian military officer, later priest and canon of Székesfehérvár, István Tabódy, whose […]

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End of Unlimited Refueling: MOL Introduces Restriction Starting Friday

The move may be justified by the recent revelation that temporary fuel shortages are expected in Hungary in July and August. This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute. Starting Friday morning, a new restriction will be implemented at MOL gas stations, according to which only 50 liters per day can be used […]

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Donauinselfest 2022 absolvierte heißes Finale
Das Wiener Donauinselfest absolvierte heute, Sonntag, das Finale - und zwar ein ausgesprochen heißes. Die Besucher am Festgelände wurden tagsüber mit hochsommerlichen Temperaturen empfangen. Die Festivalausgabe 2022 fand nach pandemiebedingten Formatänderungen heuer wieder in gewohnter Form statt. Die Massen strömten wie in alten Zeiten über das Gelände. Eine „Feuertaufe“ erlebte die neue FM4-Bühne. Sie darf als gelungen gelten.

Schlepper kippte um und begrub Fahrer unter sich
Schwere Verletzungen zog sich ein 42-jähriger Einheimischer am Sonntag bei Heuarbeiten im Tiroler Sellrain (Bezirk Innsbruck-Land) zu. Der Mann wurde unter einem Heuwagen eingeklemmt, als dieser umkippte. Seine Angehörigen reagierten geistesgegenwärtig.

Von der Leyen: Kein G20-Boykott wegen Putin
EU-Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen hat sich gegen einen Boykott des G20-Gipfels im Herbst ausgesprochen - auch wenn Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin am nächsten Treffen teilnehmen sollte. „Wir müssen sehr genau überlegen, ob wir die gesamte G20 lahmlegen, da plädiere ich nicht dafür“, sagte von der Leyen am Sonntagabend dem ZDF-„heute journal“. Der nächste G20-Gipfel findet Mitte November auf der indonesischen Insel Bali statt.

Deutscher Alpinist am Großglockner verunglückt
Für einen 38-jährigen Deutschen endete eine Tour am Sonntag auf dem Großglockner im Spital. Er stürzte auf der Firnflanke fast in die Tiefe. 

Paragleiter stürzte in Mühlbach in den Tod
Für einen 46-jährigen Österreicher kam am Sonntagmorgen jede Hilfe zu spät. Der Paragleiter war in Mühlbach auf den Bratschenkopf mit vier weiteren Alpinisten aufgestiegen. Beim Starten dürfte ein Teil seines Schirms eingeklappt sein, er rund 100 Meter auf steiles Gelände gestürzt sein.

Milliardenpaket: G7 wollen China Konkurrenz machen
Die G7-Gruppe führender demokratischer Industriestaaten will China mit einer globalen Infrastruktur-Initiative Konkurrenz machen. Bei ihrem Gipfel in Bayern riefen die G7-Staaten am Sonntag formell eine „Partnerschaft für Globale Infrastruktur“ ins Leben, wie US-Präsident Joe Biden sagte. Das bereits im vergangenen Jahr angekündigte Vorhaben soll eine Alternative zu dem 2013 von China gestarteten Projekt „Neue Seidenstraße“ sein.

Putins Patriarch auf Weihwasser ausgerutscht
Der zuletzt aufgrund seiner befürwortenden Haltung zum Angriffskrieg auf die Ukraine bekanntgewordene russische Patriarch Kyrill I. sorgte für einen Schreckmoment während eines Gottesdienstes. Unmittelbar nach dem Versprühen von Weihwasser rutschte er auf dem glatten Boden aus. Kritiker sehen in dem Missgeschick nun ein „göttliches Zeichen“.

Covid-Erkrankung erhöht Alzheimer-Risiko um 350%
Dass eine Infektion mit dem Coronavirus auch gesundheitliche Spätfolgen mit sich bringen kann, ist wissenschaftlich mittlerweile unumstritten - eine neue Studie aus Dänemark zeigt nun aber, wie gravierende diese sein können. So haben sich etwa die Risiken für Alzheimer, Parkinson oder einen Hirninfarkt vervielfacht.

Putin plant erste Auslandsreise seit Kriegsbeginn
Nachdem der russische Präsident seit Beginn des Angriffskriegs auf die Ukraine Anfang Februar international weitgehend isoliert wurde, steht nun offenbar seine Rückkehr auf die Politbühne im Ausland bevor. Sonderlich weit trägt es Putin jedoch nicht - die Reise geht in zwei ehemalige Sowjetrepubliken.

Ministerin Raab zum zweiten Mal heuer positiv
Bereits zum zweiten Mal in diesem Jahr hat sich Familien- und Integrationsministerin Susanne Raab (ÖVP) mit dem Coronavirus infiziert. Wie schon vor drei Monaten ist auch dieses Mal ein Routinetest positiv ausgefallen, wie Raabs Büro am Sonntagabend mitteilte. Die Ministerin ist demnach symptomfrei und arbeite zu Hause.

Kommt in Tirol erstmals eine Dreier-Koalition?
Wie geht es in Tirol nach der Landtagswahl im Herbst politisch weiter? Zumindest laut einer aktuellen IMAD-Umfrage wird die Volkspartei wohl zwei Partner brauchen - oder sie geht in Opposition. Beide Varianten wären historisch!

Gas-Notfallplan fertig: Was im Ernstfall passiert
„Wir bereiten uns auf den absoluten Ernstfall vor“, sagt Klimaministerin Leonore Gewessler (Grüne). Deswegen hat nun auch Österreich einen Gas-Notfallplan. Er besteht aus drei Stufen.

Polizeieinsatz im Rathaus: Gemeinderat in Rage
Bürgerlisten-Mandatar Erich Schneider sorgte bei seiner ersten Gemeinderatssitzung in Oberwaltersdorf (Niederösterreich) für einen handfesten Eklat. Aufgrund einer durchaus hitzigen Debatte mit Bürgermeisterin Natascha Matousek musste die Polizei anrücken. Nach eindringlichem Gespräch mit den Beamten konnte die Sitzung aber fortgesetzt werden ...

Rauch: „Will mit ÖVP bis 2024 zusammenarbeiten“
Gesundheits- und Sozialminister Johannes Rauch (Grüne) will sich weiter nicht festlegen, wann genau die Wiedereinführung einer Maskenpflicht angesichts steigender Corona-Zahlen erfolgen könnte. Einen Zeitpunkt schon im Sommer schloss er in der ORF-„Pressestunde“ erneut nicht aus. Rauch stellte sich hinter die Abschaffung der Impfpflicht, verteidigte die Pflegereform und die Teuerungsbekämpfung der Koalition und unterstrich, bis Herbst 2024 mit der ÖVP weiterarbeiten zu wollen.

Das Märchen von den unklaren Verhältnissen
Wir brauchen klare Verhältnisse. Das ist ein unter Amtsinhabern beliebter Wahlkampfslogan. In Österreich also von Landeshauptleuten. Doch wird ein Bundesland zwangsläufig unregierbar, wenn die in einer Wahl erstplatzierte Partei keine eindeutige Mehrheit hat? Nein.

Bitpanda entlässt Viertel der Belegschaft
Das Wiener Start-up Bitpanda entlässt mehr als ein Viertel der Belegschaft und senkt die Mitarbeiterzahl damit von mehr als 1000 auf 730. Als Grund machte die Börse für Kryptowährungen in einem offenen Brief die Krise in der Krypto-Branche verantwortlich.

Tony‘s startet mit Online-Schokoshop in Österreich
Immer mehr Konsumenten machen sich heute auch beim Naschen Gedanken - und kaufen bewusst Schokolade von Herstellern, die hier für ein Umdenken eintreten und dieses auch in die Realität umsetzen. Der niederländische Schokoladenproduzent Tony‘s Chocolonely, der sich seit seiner Gründung im Jahr 2005 weltweit gegen illegale Kinderarbeit und moderne Sklaverei im Kakaobohnen-Anbau stark macht, verkauft nun seine Tafeln in Österreich auch Online über einen eigenen Shop.

Erneut fallen 42 AUA-Flüge wegen Corona aus
Um derzeitige Engpässe bei Flughäfen, Sicherheitskontrollen und anderen Systempartnern zu überbrücken bzw. generell das System zu entlasten und aufgrund von kurzfristigen Corona-Krankenständen des fliegenden Personals muss die AUA auch am Sonntag Anpassungen im Flugplan vornehmen. Nach aktuellem Stand werden 42 von insgesamt 346 geplanten Flügen von und nach Wien aus dem Programm genommen bzw. mit anderen Flügen aufgefangen. Bereits am Samstag waren 52 von 360 geplanten Flügen ausgefallen.

Engpass bei Lieferung: Zigaretten werden knapp
Österreichs Tabak-Marktführer Philip Morris hat aktuell mit Lieferschwierigkeiten zu kämpfen. „Seit knapp zwei Wochen treten vereinzelt Probleme auf“, bestätigt Sprecher Florian Gross. Betroffen sind die beliebten roten Marlboro im 20er-Pack, auch L&M- und Chesterfield-Zigaretten sind immer wieder knapp. 

Wenig Schnee auf den Gletschern zum Sommerbeginn
Die heimischen Gletscher starten mit sehr wenig Schnee in den Sommer. Bei den regelmäßigen Messungen der Gletscher in den Hohen Tauern registrierte die Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG) eine der geringsten Schneehöhen der vergangenen Jahre. Entscheidend für die Schmelzrate der Gletscher sei aber das Wetter im Sommer.

Meteoritenteile in Kärnten vom Himmel gestürzt
Eine spektakuläre Feuerkugel hat in der Nacht auf Freitag den Nachthimmel in Mitteleuropa erhellt. Der rund 120 Kilogramm schwere Himmelskörper trat um 2.10 Uhr in die Erdatmosphäre ein und begann in einer Höhe von rund 90 Kilometern über dem Ort Zanitzen (Bezirk Murtal, Steiermark) zu leuchten. Zu dieser Zeit bewegte er sich mit einer Geschwindigkeit von etwas mehr als 18 Kilometern pro Sekunde und flog weiter in südlicher Richtung. Als Feuerkugel leuchtete der Himmelskörper über eine Strecke von fast 83 Kilometern rund 5,5 Sekunden lang. 

Baustellen-Ärger: „Uns dröhnt schon der Kopf“
Dumpf dröhnt es auf der „Vienna City Park“-Baustelle in Liesing. Anrainer verzweifeln an der „Impulsverdichtung“.

Umberto Tozzi: „In Wien war es immer wundervoll“
Samstagabend zerschmolz der italienische Pop-Barde Umberto Tozzi mit Hits wie „Ti Amo“, „Gente di Mare“ oder „Gloria“ die Herzen von Tausenden Donauinselfestbesuchern. Vor seinem Auftritt fand er ein paar Minuten Zeit, um mit uns über Österreich, die Pandemie und seinen eigenen Kult zu sprechen.

Ein Wunschkonzert mit Starbesetzung in St. Pölten
Im SommerTheaterPark in St. Pölten gibt es am 16. Juli mit dem „Wunschkonzert“ viele bekannte Melodien zu hören. Das Europaballett begleitete die musikalische Reise durch die wienerische Unterhaltungsmusik.

14-Jähriger wollte Auto von 83-Jährigem stehlen
Gerade einmal 14-Jahre alt war ein Autodieb, den die Linzer Polizei am Sonntag verhaften konnte. Der junge Dieb wollte zuvor das Fahrzeug eines 83-Jährigen starten.

Brotsommeliers im Zeichen des guten Geschmacks
Mit Genuss wird geprüft, verkostet, beurteilt und das köstliche Ergebnis präsentiert - wie beim Wein können sich Bauern im Burgenland ab sofort zu fachkundigen Experten rund um feines Gebäck ausbilden lassen.

Max Fraisl aus Eisenstadt: Hollywood im Fadenkreuz
Sein Name ist Fraisl Max Fraisl! Der „James Bond“ aus Eisenstadt macht Schlagzeilen. Nach Daniel Craigs Ende als 007 will das Double voll in die Rolle des smarten Spions schlüpfen.

Mission Titelverteidigung startet in Fügen
Am Sonntag wurde die erste Runde im ÖFB-Cup ausgelost. Die Bullen duellieren sich zum Start mit Fügen. Für die anderen Salzburger Teilnehmer warten unangenehme Aufgaben. Kuchl freut sich auf einen Bundesligisten. 

Am Neuen Platz: Harley-Engel sammeln Spenden
Seit 25 Jahren gibt es den Harley Davidson Charity-Fonds. Jedes Jahr fahren Hunderte Motorradfahrer mit ihren Harleys durch Österreich und sammeln gemäß ihres Mottos „Laut für die Leisen, stark für die Schwachen“ Spenden für Kinder mit Muskelerkrankungen.

Gleitschirmpilot kracht im Brixental gegen Hang
Dieser Unfall hätte auch wesentlich schlimmer ausgehen können: In Westendorf im Tiroler Brixental stürzte am Sonntagnachmittag ein 39-jähriger Gleitschirmflieger ab, nachdem sich seine Steuerleine verheddert hatte. Er musste vom Hubschrauber ins Spital geflogen werden.

Honolulu liegt plötzlich mitten in Bregenz
Das ist neu: ein Mix aus Kultur-Biergarten, flexiblen Bürolösungen und Gästehaus - Rahel Schoenthals und Roland Langs „Honolulu Hotel“.

UNN - Ukrainski Nacionalni novini

Держсекретар США: путін вже провалив свої "стратегічні цілі" в Україні

КИЇВ. 26 червня. УНН. Держсекретар США Ентоні Блінкен заявив, що президент росії володимир путін вже провалив свої “стратегічні цілі” у війні проти України. Про це пише The Washington Post, передає УНН.

Зеленський скоординував позиції з Трюдо напередодні самітів G7 та НАТО

КИЇВ. 26 червня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський у неділю провів телефонну розмову з канадійським прем'єр-міністром Джастіном Трюдо, пише УНН.

Рашисти кажуть, намагаються захопити членів команди ОП на Луганщині. В команді Зеленського відповіли

КИЇВ. 26 червня. УНН. Російські окупанти стверджують, що намагаються захопити членів команди Офісу Президента України в Лисичанську Луганської області, пише УНН.

Чому сьогодні путін обстрілював Україну? Радник глави МВС про можливі причини

КИЇВ. 26 червня. УНН. Радник міністра внутрішніх справ Віктор Андрусів назвав три можливі причини сьогоднішніх інтенсивних обстрілів, які окупанти здійснили по українській столиці, пише УНН.

«Відповімо» за нічні обстріли – Арестович

КИЇВ. 26 червня. УНН. Україна відповість російським окупантам за нічний обстріл цивільної інфраструктури. Про це написав радник глави Офісу Президента Олексій Арестович у своєму Facebook, пише УНН.

Це чітке послання путіну: Шольц зустрівся з Байденом на полях саміту G7

КИЇВ. 26 червня. УНН. Канцлер Німеччини Олаф Шольц перед самітом "Великої сімки" (G7) провів зустріч із президентом США Джо Байденом, пише УНН.

"Вбивче боягузтво": посол Великої Британії про ракетну атаку на Київ

КИЇВ. 26 червня. УНН. Посол Великої Британії в Україні Мелінда Сіммонс прокоментувала сьогоднішні ракетні удари по Шевченківському району Києва. За її словами, дії рф – це вбивче боягузтво. Про це посол написала у Twitter, передає УНН.

шойгу приїхав до російських військових, які воюють в Україні

КИЇВ. 26 червня. УНН. Міністр оборони рф сергій шойгу приїхав проінспектувати російські війська, задіяні у війні в Україні. Про це повідомило міністерство оборони рф у Telegram, інформує УНН.

Заступник міністра фінансів під час візиту до Туреччини обговорив впровадження санкцій проти росії

КИЇВ. 26 червня. УНН. Заступник міністра фінансів США Воллі Адейемо цього тижня відвідав Туреччину, де обговорював вторгнення росії в Україну та застосування санкцій, запроваджених проти москви, йдеться у заяві міністерства фінансів у суботу, передає УНН.

ЦРУ та спецпідрозділи США координують поставки зброї Києву, - The New York Times

КИЇВ. 26 червня. УНН. Про передачу розвідданих та навчання українських військових, пише The New York Times, передає УНН.

У Шевченківському районі Києва прогриміли вибухи - мер

КИЇВ. 26 червня. УНН. Мер Києва Віталій Кличко повідомив про вибухи в Шевченківському районі столиці. Про це інформує УНН.

Борис Джонсон хоче запросити Зеленського до Великої Британії

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Прем'єр-міністр Великобританії Борис Джонсон планує запросити президента України Володимира Зеленського у жовтні до королівства. В планах є здійснити візит до королеви Єлизавети II. Про це в суботу повідомила газета The Sunday Times, передає УНН.

До повноправного вступу в ЄС Україні потрібно перемогти та відбудуватися – Стефанішина

КИЇВ. 26 червня. УНН. Міністерка з питань європейської та євроатлантичної інтеграції Ольга Стефанішина запевнила, що Україна має вступати до Європейського Союзу саме тоді, коли відчуватиме себе сильною і потужною. Про це чиновниця повідомила в ефірі національного марафону “Єдині новини”, передає УНН.

Зеленський анонсував виступи на саміті НАТО та "Групи семи"

КИЇВ. 26 червня. УНН. Під час свого вечірнього звернення Володимир Зеленський анонсував виступи на саміті НАТО та “Групи семи”. Про це інформує УНН.

Зеленский прокоментував сьогоднішній ракетний обстріл: ракетна показуха

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Під час свого вечірнього звернення Володимир Зеленський прокоментував ракетний обстріл з боку росії та білорусі по Україні, назвавши це ракетною показухою. Про це інформує УНН.

Парламент працюватиме в турборежимі, щоб до 2025 року Україна виконала всі зобов’язання для членства в ЄС, - Стефанчук

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Голова Верховної Ради України Руслан Стефанчук під час національного телерадіомарафону "Єдині Новини" повідомив, парламент працюватиме в турборежимі, щоб до 2025 року Україна виконала всі зобов’язання для членства в ЄС. Про це інформує УНН.

Погрози іншим державам — це все, що залишилося росії, - Кулеба

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Міністр закордонних справ Дмитро Кулеба у своєму Twitter заявив, що "погрози іншим державам — це все, що залишилося росії". Про це повідомляє УНН.

Україна думає над призупиненням безвізу для громадян Ізраїлю - посол

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. В Україні думають над призупинення безвізового режиму з Ізраїлем. Про це повідомив посол України в Ізраїлі Євген Корнійчук в інтерв’ю “Деталі” і пояснив, що це відповідь на політику Єрусалиму щодо українських біженців, передає УНН.

"Фактично оголошення війни", передача "Іскандерів", безпека "союзної держави": про що говорили путін і лукашенко

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. У рф диктатор володимир путін провів переговори із самопроголошеним президентом білорусі олександром лукашенком. Останній скаржився на "польоти авіації НАТО з ядерною зброєю біля білорусі", а ще натякав, що "заборона Литви на залізничний транзит вантажів фактично оголошення війни", передає УНН із посиланням на "Медузу".

Борис Джонсон побоюється, що Україну змусять укласти "поганий мир" з рф

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Україна може зіткнутися з тиском з боку росії з метою укладання мирної угоди, яка не відповідає інтересам Києва. Прем'єр-міністр Великої Британії Борис Джонсон побоюється, що на це вплинуть економічні наслідки в Європі, передає УНН з посиланням на Reuters.

"Газові вишки – це тільки початок": в окупованому Криму поширюються плакати з зображенням Керченського мосту

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. На території тимчасово окупованого Криму поширюються саморобні плакати із зображенням Керченського мосту та написом "Газові вишки – це тільки початок". Про це УНН повідомляє з посилання на інформацію Представництва Президента України в АР Крим.

Переломний момент у війні відбудеться у серпні – Буданов

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Переломний момент у боротьбі з російською агресією відбудеться у серпні. До кінця року активна фаза бойових дій знизиться практично до нуля. Україна повернеться до кордонів 1991 року. Про це в ефірі одного з найбільших мовників Великої Британії “ITV news” заявив начальник ГУР МО України генерал-майор Кирило Буданов, передає УНН.

Президент Молдови планує візит до Києва

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Президент Молдови Майя Санду планує відвідати Київ. Про це вона заявила в ефірі передачі Primele Stiri на Prime, передає УНН.

Росія відновила обстріли “Іскандерами” з території білорусі

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Вночі російські війська з “Іскандерів” завдали ракетного удару по Україні з території білорусі. Також з білорусі вперше були застосовані бомбардувальники Ту-22М3. Про це інформує командування Повітряних сил ЗСУ, передає УНН.

Російські вертольоти обстріляли прикордонні території на Сумщині

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Два російські вертольоти обстріляли прикордоння Сумської області. Про це повідомляє Державна прикордонна служба, передає УНН.

Перший авіаційний удар з території Білорусі: розвідка вважає, що рф не полишає спроб втягнути білорусів у війну з Україною

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Ракетні удари з території Білорусі – масштабна провокація РФ з метою подальшого втягнення Білорусі у війну проти України. Про це йдеться у повідомленні Головного розвідуправління Міноборони України, передає УНН.

Джонсон заявив, що подасть у відставку, якщо йому доведеться одного разу перестати допомагати Україні

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Прем'єр-міністр Великобританії Борис Джонсон в інтерв'ю ВВС News заявив, що замислиться над тим, щоб подати у відставку у разі, якщо йому доведеться перестати допомагати Україні, передає УНН.

Операцію ЗСУ у Сєверодонецьку було зірвано через публічні повідомлення цивільних – Маляр

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Заступниця міністра оборони України Ганна Маляр заявила, що публічні повідомлення невійськових, які оприлюднюються, зокрема, у соціальних мережах, часто заважають нашим захисникам. Саме так сталося у Сєверодонецьку, де через це було зірвано операцію українських військових, передає УНН.

Мерам Мадрида та Берліна зателефонував фейковий Кличко і просив допомогти організувати гей-парад

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. З метою дискредитації українських політиків зловмисник, за допомогою технології DeepFake зателефонував мерам Мадрида та Берліна, видаючи себе за мера Києва Віталія Кличка. Про це УНН пише з посиланням на телеграм-канал КМДА.

Відхід ЗСУ з Сєвєродонецька: у Нацгвардії пояснили причину

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Вихід з Сєвєродонецька був потрібен, щоб зберегти життя захисників, закріпитися у безпечніших районах і підготуватися до ефективного контрнаступу. Про це розповів в ефірі телемарафону пресофіцер Бригади швидкого реагування Нацгвардії Харитон Старський, передає УНН.

Генштаб: в Україні знищено вже 34 тисячі 700 російських агресорів

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Збройні сили України з 24 лютого по 25 червня ліквідували близько 34 700 російських військових. Про це УНН повідомляє з посиланням на інформацію Генерального штабу ЗСУ.

У рф відсторонили кількох ключових генералів від командування в Україні - британська розвідка

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Вище командування Росії з початку червня усунуло кількох генералів від ключових командних посад у війні проти України. Як інформує Міністерство оборони Великобританії у Twitter, російські сили на Донбасі очолив генерал Сергій Суровікін, передає УНН.

Кірбі: США зосереджені на тому, щоб Україна могла захищати себе

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Координатор Ради національної безпеки США Джон Кірбі заявив, що Київ може самостійно розпоряджатися військовою допомогою, яка надходить від США. Про це інформує УНН з посиланням на Голос Америки.

Президент назвав, що Україна зробила для отримання статусу кандидата на вступ до ЄС

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Під час свого вечірнього звернення Президент України Володимир Зеленський повідомив, що Україна зробила для отримання статусу кандидата на вступ до ЄС. Про це інформує УНН.

Він не впав з неба, тож пишаймося цим: Зеленський про статус України на вступ до ЄС

КИЇВ. 25 червня. УНН. Під час свого нічного звернення Президент України Володимир Зеленський заявив, що статус України на вступ до ЄС "не впав з неба", і треба пишатися тим, що отримали його. Про це інформує УНН.

Єдина перевага російської армії - артилерія: Кулеба

КИЇВ. 24 червня. УНН. На сьогодні українська армія найбільше потребує реактивних систем залпового вогню (РСЗВ) та важкої артилерії. Про це Міністр закордонних справ України Дмитро Кулеба розповів в інтерв'ю BILD, пише УНН.

Стабілізація ситуації на Луганському напрямку: Залужний загострив увагу генерала США на встановленні вогневого паритету з рф

КИЇВ. 24 червня. УНН. Головнокомандувач Збройних Сил України Валерій Залужний обговорив з головою об’єднаного комітету начальників штабів США генералом Марком Міллі хід постачання міжнародної технічної допомоги Силам оборони України. Залужний загострив увагу на необхідності встановлення вогневого паритету з рф, що дасть змогу стабілізувати ситуацію на Луганському напрямку. Про це він повідомив на своїй сторінці у Facebook, передає УНН.

Міжнародні змагання «Ігри Воїнів»: утворено робочу групу для підготовки збірної команди України

КИЇВ. 24 червня. УНН. Кабінет міністрів України утворив робочу групу з організації та забезпечення підготовки збірної команди України та її участі у 2022 році в міжнародних спортивних змаганнях «Ігри Воїнів». Про це повідомив представник уряду в парламенті Тарас Мельничук, пише УНН.

В Україні створять геоінформаційну систему моніторингу пошкоджень та руйнувань через російську агресію

КИЇВ. 24 червня. УНН. Кабінет міністрів України затвердив порядок реалізації експериментального проекту щодо моніторингу завданих пошкоджень та руйнувань за регіонами України внаслідок збройної агресії росії на основі геоінформаційної системи. Про це повідомив представник уряду в парламенті Тарас Мельничук, пише УНН.

Уряд запускає програму безповоротних грантів до 8 млн грн на створення й розвиток переробних підприємств

КИЇВ. 24 червня. УНН. У межах програми «єРобота» держава надасть до 8 млн грн безповоротних грантів на створення й розвиток переробних підприємств. Це можуть бути підприємства у сфері деревообробки, меблевого виробництва, металообробки, агропереробки, виробництва будматеріалів тощо. Про це повідомив прем’єр-міністр України Денис Шмигаль на засіданні уряду, передає УНН.

Не 10-15 років, а набагато швидше: Шмигаль оцінив тривалість шляху України до вступу в ЄС

КИЇВ. 24 червня. УНН. Україні не потрібно 10 чи 15 років для того, аби завершити трансформацію у повній відповідності до правил ЄС, вона може це зробити набагато швидше. Про це на засіданні уряду заявив прем’єр-міністр України Денис Шмигаль, передає УНН.

В Україні готують "білий список" російських артистів

КИЇВ. 24 червня. УНН. До "білих списків" російських виконавців, чия музика зможе все ж поширюватися в Україні, можуть увійти ті артисти, які підтримували Україну, засуджували агресію, заявив заступник міністра культури та інформаційної політики Тарас Шевченко під час брифінгу, пише УНН.

У Раді пропонують закріпити в законі заборону на виїзд чоловіків під час воєнного стану

КИЇВ. 24 червня. УНН. У Верховній Раді зареєстровано законопроєкт №7484, у якому пропонується на законодавчому рівні заборонити під час воєнного стану виїзд за кордон чоловікам 18-60 років, однак, з виключеннями. Адже наразі питання виїзду чоловіків за межі країни під час війни врегульовано лише Указом Президента України, а не законом. Текст законопроєкту розміщено на сайті парламенту, передає УНН.

Кулеба похвалив Макрона за сприяння українській євроінтеграції

КИЇВ. 24 червня. УНН. Міністр закордонних справ Дмитро Кулеба в ефірі телемарафону заявив, що президент Франції Емманюель Макрон відіграв дуже важливу роль у процесі надання Україні статусу кандидата на членство в ЄС, пише УНН.

Лаврову здалося, що ЄС та НАТО збирають "коаліцію для війни" з росією

КИЇВ. 24 червня. УНН. Міністру закордонних справ росії сергію лаврову здалося, нібито європейські країни “об'єднуються проти росії”. Про це він сказав на пресконференції з головою МЗС Азербайджану у п'ятницю, його слова цитують росЗМІ, пише УНН.

путін не сприймає мирні переговори з Україною всерйоз - Джонсон

КИЇВ. 24 червня. УНН. російський диктатор володимир путін не сприймає мирні переговори з Україною всерйоз, він має намір зрівняти із землею українські міста. Про це заявив Борис Джонсон після саміту країн Співдружності націй, пише УНН із посиланням на The Guardian.

рф отримує перевагу на сході України, оскільки її сили навчаються на своїх помилках - американські чиновники

КИЇВ. 24 червня. УНН. російські окупанти отримують перевагу на сході України, оскільки навчилися на помилках, допущених на початку повномасштабного вторгнення. Зокрема вони покращили координацію повітряних і наземних атак, налаштували логістику та лінії постачання, розповіли CNN двоє американських чиновники, які ознайомлені з оцінками американської розвідки, пише УНН.

Зеленський хоче звільнити Баканова з посади голови СБУ - Politico

КИЇВ. 24 червня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський хоче звільнити свого давнього друга Івана Баканова з посади голови Служби безпеки України "після низки невдач і втрати Херсону". Про це виданню Politico повідомили чотири чиновники, ознайомлені з питанням, і західний дипломат, пише УНН.

Ми змінюємо Україну для себе, а не для когось - Зеленський прокоментував кандидатство на вступ до ЄС

КИЇВ. 24 червня. УНН. Україна в майбутньому стане членом ЄС, і тепер це закріплено на офіційному рівні. Наступні кроки – виконання рекомендацій Єврокомісії. Про це повідомив у зверненні Президент України Володимир Зеленський, передає УНН.

Міноборони Британії: росія забезпечує "вагнерівців" старими Су-25

КИЇВ. 24 червня. УНН. росія виділяє ПВК "Вагнер" застарілі моделі Су-25 і не забезпечує найманців сучасним авіонічним обладнанням. Окрім того, для бойової авіації рф, ймовірно, є дефіцит професійних льотчиків, передає УНН з посиланням на дані британської розвідки.

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MoD approves contract for three mine hunters for Polish Navy

Poland's minister of defence said on Sunday he had approved a contract for three further Kormoran II-type mine hunters for the Polish Navy to be built at a Polish shipyard, adding that the Polish armed forces' main task was deterrence.

Poland protests against removal of Polish flags from Katyn memorial

Poland has officially protested against the removal by the Russian authorities of Polish flags from the Katyn war cemetery, a presidential official has said.

Ruling party leader says Poland's sustainable development is a goal

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, has said that Poland's sustainable development has been a top priority for his grouping.

Poland accepts 4.34 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.34 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Sunday morning.

EC to refund Poland's outays on military equipment for Ukraine says PM

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that Poland will be reimbursed by the European Commission for the military equipment it has handed over to Ukraine.

Poles take swimming silver, bronze in FINA World Championships 2022

Poland's Katarzyna Wasick won a silver medal and Ksawery Masiuk a bronze at the FINA swimming World Championships 2022 in Budapest on Saturday.

Tensions between Poland and Russia mount as Polish flag removed from Katyn war memorial in Smolensk

Relations between Warsaw and Moscow have hit a new low following the removal of the Polish flag from the Polish War Cemetery in Katyn.

Ruling party in comfortable lead over opposition

Poland's ruling United Right coalition, led by the conservative Law and Justice (PiS), could count on 38 percent of the vote, leaving its main rival 11.1 percentage points behind, if elections were held at the end of June.

Warsaw to ask Nato to increase presence in Poland says MoD

Poland will advocate for an increased Nato presence in the country in the face of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Mariusz Blaszczak, the defence minister, has said.

Poland accepts 4.32 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.32 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Saturday morning.

Training the engineers of Ukraine’s tomorrow

The Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Technology in Kraków is now offering studies in Ukrainian for aspriring engineers.

EU should admit Ukraine, Moldova, Western Balkan states, says PM

The EU should accept Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and western Balkans country as members, if Europe is to remain a strategically strong region, the Polish prime minister has said.


Poland to call on Nato to strengthen Suwalki Gap says PM

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that Poland will appeal to its Nato partners to strengthen the Suwalki Gap in the north-east of the country.


Polish PM calls on EU not to leave Ukraine at Russia's mercy

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, called on Europe to not abandon Ukraine and “leave it at the mercy of Russia” just because it is not an EU member.


Despite being in the middle of nowhere, Rzeszów is a bit of a treasure

With the exception of Medyka and, perhaps, Przemyśl, I doubt that any other town in Poland has had more international exposure these past few months than Rzeszów.

Poland receives polio vaccines from UNICEF says health minister

As part of an cooperation agreement with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the organization has supplied Poland with vaccines against polio and Hepatitis A, the health minister announced on Friday.

Cult FSO Polonez Truck found in mint condition at back of car dealership in Cyprus makes triumphant return to Poland

A rare, almost brand new FSO Polonez Truck found in Cyprus, 27 years after it was exported to the country from Gdynia, is now drawing huge crowds at a Polish motor museum after being brought back to the country.

One-third of Poles approve of government shows survey

The results of a new CBOS survey reveal that 33 percent of the respondents support the government, while 40 percent do not.

Council of Europe bank to support Poland in refugee crisis

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) will offer Poland a EUR 450 million loan to refinance the country's current aid for Ukrainian refugees, the Polish finance ministry has reported.

Poland opens third makeshift town for refugees in Ukraine

Poland has opened a temporary container town for displaced Ukrainians in Bucha, a town near Kyiv that has become the symbol of Russia's war crimes in Ukraine.

May unemployment down to 5.1 percent - stats office

Poland's unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in May 2022 from 5.2 percent April 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Friday.

Summer vacation for 4.7 mln students begins as school year ends on Friday

The 2021/2022 school year concludes on Friday for the over 4.7 million students in Poland.

Ruling party leader says he will step down in three years' time

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's ruling party, the conservative Law and Justice (PiS), has said he will resign from party leadership after the party's congress in 2025.

Poland accepts 4.29 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.29 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Friday morning.

Poland enjoys historic low share of illicit cigarettes

The share of illicit cigarettes in total cigarette consumption in Poland reached a historic low at 4.9 percent in 2021, tobacco company Philip Morris International (PMI) has said, quoting a report by consultancy firm KPMG.


European Council summit to discuss Poland's Suwalki Gap

At an EU summit scheduled for Thursday, the bloc's heads of government will discuss Poland's Suwalki Gap region as well as reinforcement of the eastern flank and the food crisis, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said.


Poland's receipts from EU budget far outweigh payments says think-tank

Poland has received three times as much money than it has paid to the EU budget since joining the bloc in 2004, according to the Polish Economic Institute (PIE), a government think-tank.

Tusk accuses Kaczynski of starting 'civil war' years ago

Donald Tusk, the leader of Civic Platform (PO), Poland’s biggest opposition party and a former prime minister, has accused his rival Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the governing Law and Justice party, of instigating “civil war” in Poland.

Love at first bite: Lonely wolf treks across Czech Republic for 14 days to find love in Poland

A lonely wolf walked across the Czech Republic to find love in Poland – and is now thought to have started a family.

Parliament rejects bill liberalising abortion laws

The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, has voted down a citizen's draft law on the safe termination of pregnancy.

Kapuściński apartment where journalist wrote some of his most renowned books is finally recognised with commemorative plaque

The apartment where Poland’s best known reporter and globally beloved writer Ryszard Kapuściński wrote some of his most renowned books has been recognised by a commemorative plaque.

Polish army to buy more Piorun anti-aircraft missiles

The Defence Ministry will increase an order for the man-portable Piorun surface-to-air missiles owing to the weapon proving its effectiveness in the Russia-Ukraine war.

Polish Affairs grouping to support ruling party but be non-affiliated

Poland’s governing Law and Justice (PiS) party has had its strength in parliament bolstered by striking an agreement with Polish Affairs, a small parliamentary grouping.

Poland accepts 4.27 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.27 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Thursday morning.

Leading women's activist presents abortion bill to parliament

The leader of Women’s Strike, the organisation that spearheaded mass abortion protests last year, has presented a bill liberalising abortion laws to the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament.

Poland among countries attacked by Russian-backed hackers says Microsoft

Hackers supported by the Russian government have conducted a series of cyber attacks on countries allied with Ukraine, including Poland, Microsoft wrote in a report published on Wednesday.

Suwalki Gap well protected says defence minister

The Suwalki Gap is sufficiently protected by Polish and allied troops, said Poland’s defence minister on Wednesday.

Tusk slams central bank head

Donald Tusk, leader of the main opposition group Civic Coalition (KO), has said that the swearing-in of Adam Glapinski for a second term as the central bank governor was "a symbolic and very bad moment in our history."

Defence minister replaces Kaczynski in gov't

Mariusz Blaszczak, the defence minister, has been appointed deputy prime minister responsible for security issues and will replace the ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who has stepped down to focus on party management.

Poland leads in use of EU cohesion funds says Duda

Poland is at the forefront in terms of using European funds for the purposes of cohesion policy, Andrzej Duda, the Polish president told the Congress 590 business event in Warsaw on Wednesday.

Clarkson, Hammond and May send fans wild after spotted filming in Gdańsk, fuelling speculation of a Polish TGT episode

Car enthusiasts went into meltdown this week after spotting former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May recording in the Tricity area.

Oldest Righteous who saved over 50 Jews from the Holocaust dies aged 103

The world’s oldest recipient of the Righteous Among the Nations award for his actions in helping to save lives of 56 Jews, one of them a girl he fell in love with, has died in Warsaw at the age of 103.

Longest land stretch of Baltic Pipe in Poland ready for use

The longest onshore section of the Baltic Pipe, linking Poland to Denmark and indirectly to Norwegian natural gas deposits, has been technically accepted for use, pipeline operator Gaz-System has announced.

Poland's cyberspace defence forces to cooperate with Google

Cyberspace Defence Forces (CDF) will work in partnership with Google in tackling cyber threats, Poland's defence minister said after talks with the internet giant's deputy CEO.

Abortion liberalisation bill will not pass says gov't spokesman

The Polish government spokesman has said a civil initiative bill liberalising abortion laws stands "no chance" of further processing in parliament.

Poland reports 1,341 coronavirus cases, 17 deaths between June 16-22

Poland recorded 1,341 confirmed coronavirus cases and 17 deaths between June 16 and June 25, 2022, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.

Retail sales up in May - stats office

Poland's retail sales increased in real terms by 8.2 percent year on year and fell by 1.7 percent month on month in May 2022, the Central Statistical Office said on Wednesday.

Poland accepts 4.24 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.24 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Wednesday morning.

Polish food exports rise in first four months of 2022

Exports of Polish agricultural and food products grew by 19.5 percent year on year between January and April 2022, reaching a value of EUR 14.0 billion, the National Support Centre for Agriculture (KOWR) has told PAP.

Poland has sent equipment worth over USD 1 bln to Ukraine says president

Poland has delivered over USD 1.6 billion’s worth of military equipment to Ukraine including 240 tanks, Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland, said on Tuesday.

Ukraine war must end in safe way for Poland says Duda

Bringing the war in Ukraine to an end that ensures Polish security is the fundamental priority of Polish foreign policy, Poland's president has told the country's ambassadors.

No current plans for further reforms of judiciary says gov’t spokesman

The Polish government has no plans at the moment to make further changes to the judicial system, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.

Gov't to help businesses affected by restrictions on border with Belarus

The Polish government will offer financial support to entrepreneurs, near the Belarusian border, who whose businesses were affected due to restrictions on entering the border zone introduced last year during the migrant crisis.

Warsaw and its surroundings host 240,000 Ukrainian refugees

About 240,000 refugees from war-torn Ukraine are living in Warsaw and its vicinity, Rafal Trzaskowski, the city's mayor, has said.

Exhibition of destroyed Russian tanks to open in Warsaw

Russian tanks destroyed in Ukraine will be displayed in Warsaw at the end of June, the head of the Prime Minister's Office said on Monday.

Haunting WWII photos taken by Wehrmacht soldier in Lublin reveal ‘ordinary lives’ of Hitler’s occupying forces

Newly released photographs taken by a Wehrmacht soldier stationed in Poland during WWII throw a fascinating light on life during the war from a German perspective.

President Duda highest rated foreign political figure amongst Ukrainians

Poland's President Andrzej Duda enjoys the greatest trust of Ukrainian citizens amongst all foreign leaders, according to a Rating Group Ukraine survey published on Tuesday.

President says Ukraine war sites justify Nato eastern presence

Poland's president has said anyone who has seen Ukrainian towns like Bucha, Borodyanka, Irpin and Mariupol, knows why allied forces have a presence on Nato's eastern flank.

Russia still strong despite failure to capture Ukraine says Polish PM

Russia is still a powerful country with vast resources despite its apparent lack of success in the war with Ukraine, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said.

Poland in top three EU countries for employment in automotive industry

According to a Tuesday-published report from employment and HR consultancy Personnel Service, Poland ranks third in Europe in terms of the number of people working in the automotive sector.

FM says Europe can't defend itself without USA

Poland's foreign minister said on Tuesday that the current security crisis shows that Europe cannot defend itself alone, without the United States.

Poland's manufacturing rises y/y in May - stats office

Poland's industrial output rose by 15.0 percent year on year in May 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Tuesday.

Poland's average corporate wage up 13.5 pct y/y in May - stats office

Poland's average corporate gross monthly wage rose by 13.5 percent year on year to PLN 6,399.59 (EUR 1,379) in May 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Tuesday.

Poland accepts 4.21 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.21 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Tuesday morning.

Ruling party leader resigns from government

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and an erstwhile deputy prime minister, has told PAP that the prime minister and president have accepted his resignation.

Poland applies for 1,100 doses of monkeypox vaccine - health minister

A contract has been signed for almost 100,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine Europe-wide, of which Poland has sought 1,100 doses for medical personnel dealing with patients, the health minister announced on Monday.

EU candidate status for Ukraine seems decided Polish FM says

It seems that granting the status of EU candidate country to Ukraine is a foregone conclusion, Poland's head of diplomacy said in Luxembourg after the meeting of EU foreign ministers on Monday.

Three Seas initiative grants partnership status to Ukraine

The Three Seas Initiative, a Polish-Croatian project to develop enhanced transport and energy infrastructure in the region, has offered a partnership to Ukraine, Poland's President Andrzej Duda has announced.

Poland's president tops trust ranking poll

President Andrzej Duda continues to be the country’s most trusted politician, ahead of the prime minister and the leader of the grassroots movement Poland 2050, a new poll has found.

Chicago’s Milwaukee Av. to be renamed Polish Heritage Corridor in honour of city’s Poles

Settled by Poles fleeing after the fall of the November Uprising, Chicago is said to be the largest Polish city after Warsaw.

EC approves Polish oil and gas firm's takover of rival group

The European Commission (EC) has given the final green light to the takeover by Poland's dominant oil and gas company, PKN Orlen, of its rival the Lotos Group.

Gdańsk cops seize over 30 million illegal cigarettes during raid on ship from Singapore

Over 30 million illegal cigarettes worth around PLN 25 million (EUR 5.3 million) have been seized cops and tax officials in the coastal city of Gdańsk.

Poland doubles border clearance capacity for Ukrainian goods

Poland has opened five additional clearance lanes for lorries carrying goods to and from Ukraine at the border crossing in Korczowa, the head of the Prime Minister's Office has announced.

Inflation likely to hit highest level in Q3 or Q4 says dep MinFin

Inflation in Poland will probably reach its peak either in the 3rd or 4th quarter of 2022 and then will start to fall, a deputy finance minister has said.

Around 240,000 Ukrainians find jobs in Poland via simplified procedure

As many as 240,000 Ukrainians have found employment under a simplified procedure introduced to help them find work, the Polish family and social policy minister said on Monday.

Gov't spokesman says justice reforms not efficient enough

The Polish government spokesman has expressed disappointment with changes to the justice system introduced by Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister.

Covid-19 may return in autumn warns prime minister

Covid-19 could return in the autumn, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has cautioned while urging people to comply with health regulations and get vaccinated.

Poland accepts 4.19 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.19 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Monday morning.

Poland's Hurkacz beats top-ranked Medvedev in Halle final

Hubert Hurkacz defeated Russia's Daniil Medvedev in straight sets, 6:1, 6:4 to triumph in Halle Open final on Sunday.


US movie star Ben Stiller visits Ukrainian refugees at Polish border

Hollywood actor Ben Stiller, on Sunday, visited the Polish-Ukrainian border crossing in Medyka, where he met with Ukrainian refugee families fleeing the Russian invasion.


Poland takes third medal at world rowing event

Poland won its third medal of the day by taking third place in the Men’s Eight Rowing Final at the 2022 World Rowing Cup II, held in the western Polish city of Poznan, on Sunday.


Poland wins second medal at world rowing event

Polish rowers took the bronze medal in the Men's Quadruple Sculls Final at the 2022 World Rowing Cup II to add to a silver medal won earlier on Sunday.

Poles capture silver medal at world rowing event

The team of Fabian Baranski and Miroslaw Zietarski won the silver medal in the Men's Double Sculls Final at the 2022 World Rowing Cup II, held on Sunday.

Justice min says no green light to justice reforms anymore

Zbigniew Ziobro, Poland's justice minister, has said the green light to reforming the Polish justice system went out when Mateusz Morawiecki took over the prime minister's post from Beata Szydlo in December 2017.


Poland accepts 4.17 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.17 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Sunday morning.

Polish culture minister regrets EBU’s decision on Eurovision contest

Poland's culture minister has expressed his disappointment with the decision of the Eurovision Song Contest's organisers who had announced talks with Britain to hold the next year's event instead of Ukraine due to the war in the country.

Supporting Ukraine is in Poland's best interest Kaczynski says

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party, has said that every Pole should support Ukraine in its war against the Russian aggressor as Poland's security is also at stake.

Poland calls for tougher sanctions on Russia

More and stricter sanctions against Moscow are needed, including a total ban on dual-use goods exports to Russia, Poland's deputy foreign minister has told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.

Poland accepts 4.14 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.14 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Saturday morning.

NGO launches legal office for Ukrainians in Warsaw

With thousands of Ukrainians in Poland’s capital Warsaw, new ways are being found to help them.

Poland to submit first payment application to EC this year says minister

Poland will submit its first payment application in Q3 2022 so that reimbursement from the EC can come still this year, the country’s funds minister told PAP on Friday.

EU countries approve Polish recovery plan

EU member states have approved Poland's National Recovery Plan (KPO), an EU source has told PAP.

Poland’s cider revolution is quietly gaining traction

Fifty miles south of Warsaw on the route to Krakow, lie Europe's largest orchards, a huge maze of roads and dirt paths winding their way through a jungle of apples.

May core inflation rate at 8.5 pct - central bank

Poland's core inflation, excluding the prices of food and energy, measured 8.5 percent year on year in May 2022, up from 7.7 percent in April, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) said on Friday.

Poland among countries fulfilling military aid promises to Ukraine

Poland is one of the countries that has fully honoured its commitments to aid Ukraine militarily, according to a report by a German research institute.

Economy in poor state think most Poles

The majority of Poles believe the country's economy is in poor health, according to the results of a new survey published on Friday.

Poland praises EC's proposal to give Ukraine EU candidate status

The Polish government has welcomed the European Commission (EC) recommending that Ukraine be granted formal status as an EU candidate country.

Archeologists unearth Jewish girl’s shoe at site of WWII ghetto bunker

A young girl’s shoe has been unearthed by archaeologists at the site of the bunker in the Warsaw Ghetto where Jewish resistance fighters made their last stand before committing mass suicide in 1943 in what has gone down in history as the ‘Warsaw Masada'.

Polish HICP inflation up to 12.8 pct y/y in May - Eurostat

Poland's Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) rose to 12.8 percent year on year in May 2022, against 11.4-percent growth in the previous month, Eurostat, the European Union's statistics office, reported on Friday.

National economy employment goes up in Poland in 2021 - stats office

Employment in the Polish national economy grew by 1.6 percent year on year to 15 million in 2021, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Friday.

Belarusian border fence improves security says minister

A fence on the Polish-Belarusian border has already improved the country's security, despite the fact that it is still under construction, a Polish deputy interior minister has said.

Israel doesn't want to change formula of Israeli youth trips to Poland

Israel has cancelled Holocaust-education trips this summer, claiming the Polish government is trying to control the Holocaust-studies curriculum taught to Israeli children.

Poland accepts 4.11 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.11 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Friday morning.

Poland to create two new military divisions - MoD

Poland will establish two new army divisions, the Polish defence minister has announced.

Poland advocates for bigger Nato budget

Poland has told other Nato members that the bloc's budget should be increased in the face of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

President recalls minister after scandal

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has recalled Michal Cieslak, a minister at the Prime Minister's Office, who demanded the firing of a post office manager after she complained to him about rising prices in Poland.


Poland accepts 4.09 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.09 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Thursday morning.

Developed countries boost Poland's exports

An increased demand for Polish goods and services has been the main growth engine for Poland's exports in April, according to a government think-tank expert.

Poland's OSCE chief pledges support for Albania's reforms

Zbigniew Rau, Poland's foreign minister who is also the current chairman of The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), has reaffirmed the organization’s strong support for Albania’s "ambitious" reform agenda.

Łowicz Corpus Christi celebrations explode into colour

The small town of Łowicz will erupt into colour today as locals take to the streets to celebrate Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało). Women in colourful Masovian costumes, young girls in their white holy communion dresses and men in colourful medieval culottes carrying standards of the Virgin Mary join solemn priests, draped in clerical red leading a procession, while a carnival including, ferris wheels and folk art workshops, turns the event into a weekend-long affair.

MoD says support for Ukraine should be in line with their expectations

Poland’s defence minister has called for support for Ukraine to be coordinated so that it meets the expectations of the Eastern European country.


EIB approves EUR 2-bln refugee financing for Poland

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved EUR 2 billion in debt financing for Poland to help it cope with influx of refugees from Ukraine.


Most Poles criticise president's, PM's performance

President Andrzej Duda is negatively assessed by 57 percent of Poles while Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is criticised by 62 percent, a new poll has shown.


Israeli youth trips with armed guard not possible Polish MFA says

Israeli agents will not be allowed to carry firearms while protecting Jewish youth trips to Poland, the spokesperson to the Polish foreign ministry has said.

The Left wants anti-corruption bureau to inspect PM's interests

Polish opposition party the Left submitted an application to the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) on Wednesday for it to inspect the prime minister's declaration of interests owing to controversy surrounding a purchase of Treasury bonds.


Central bank pays EUR 2.22 bln into Polish state budget

The National Bank of Poland (NBP) paid out PLN 10.4 billion (EUR 2.22 billion), or 95 percent of its annual profit in 2021, into the state budget, the NBP said in a news release on Wednesday.

The tooth will out! Dentists examine ‘vampire skulls’ to discover more about their lives

A team of dentists from Katowice have subjected the skulls of six so-called vampires to tests in a bid to learn more about their lives.

EXCLUSIVE! Becoming Iga Świątek: How small girl from Raszyn became World No. 1 tennis champ

A few years ago at the Raul Wallenberg Elementary School in the south of Warsaw, a group of older children was working on a geography project about volcanoes.

Polish army to gain new pontoon parks says defence minister

Poland's combat engineers will soon receive new pontoon parks that will allow, among other tasks, AMRAMS tanks to cross rivers, the minister of defence announced on social media, on Wednesday.

Banknote featuring Lech Kaczynski wins int'l award

A banknote depicting Poland's late president, Lech Kaczynski, has won the Best New Commemorative Banknote award for 2021, the National Bank of Poland (NBP), the issuer of the note, has said.

Poland reports 1,438 coronavirus cases, 25 deaths between June 9-15

Poland recorded 1,428 confirmed coronavirus cases and 25 deaths between June 9 and June 15, 2022, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.

Poland's CPI hits 13.9 pct y/y in May - stats office

Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 13.9 percent year on year and by 1.7 percent month on month in May 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Wednesday.

Polish PM urges more weapons for Ukraine

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, said the West had not done enough to defend Ukraine and urged Nato and the EU to deliver more weapons to the country that is defending itself from the Russian onslaught.

Poland accepts 4.07 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.07 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Wednesday morning.

US will build temporary grain silos in Poland says Biden

The United States will build temporary silos for storing Ukrainian grain in areas bordering Ukraine, including in Poland, as a way to facilitate grain exports and prevent a global food crisis, Joe Biden, the US president, has said.


Holiday plans on the rise in Poland after pandemic

The number of Poles who are planning a summer holiday this year has increased by 18 percent to nearly two-thirds of the population as the subsiding coronavirus pandemic has boosted tourist traffic, the Polish Tourism Organisation (POT) has reported.


Warsaw air traffic seen returning to pre-pandemic levels

Warsaw's Chopin Airport, the largest airport in Poland, serviced over 1.25 million passengers in May, or 76 percent of the analogous figure for 2019, the airport announced on Tuesday.


Gov't assumes weaker GDP growth for 2023

Poland's economic growth will weaken to 3.2 percent in 2023 from the 3.8 percent expected this year, while inflation will ease from this year's 9.1 percent to 7.8 percent in 2023, the government has assumed in budget guidelines.


Government proposes law capping price of coal

A bill guaranteeing the price of coal in Poland has been accepted by the Council of Ministers, the climate and environment minister announced on Tuesday.


Warsaw archaeologist solves 100-year-old mystery surrounding identity of anonymous god

A Polish archaeologist has unlocked a 100-year-old mystery after identifying over 200 inscriptions addressed to an anonymous god.

Poland's inflation to remain above central bank target for several years

Poland's Consumer Price Index (CPI) will significantly exceed the central bank's target for the next three years and will likely hit a peak of 15.8 percent, year on year, in August 2022, according to a report published by a leading economic think tank on Tuesday.

GDP to rise by 4.8 percent this year says think tank

Poland’s GDP will increase by 4.8 percent in 2022 and by 3.5 percent in 2023, while inflation will peak at 15.8 percent in August, according to a leading economic think tank.

Wind-farm bill to go before parliament by end of month

A bill loosening the distancing rules for onshore wind farms should be presented to the Sejm, the lower house of parliament by the end of June, according to the climate and environment minister.

Poland introduces ‘pioneering’ hot dog-making robot

Poland’s largest retail grocery chain has gone where no others have gone before by introducing the country’s first hot dog-making robot.

Ruling party to table in June bill to push back local elections

The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party will table a bill to parliament a postponing the autumn 2023 local elections to avoid them overlapping with parliamentary elections scheduled for the same time, a PiS secretary general has said.



Poland leaves Russia-led International Bank for Economic Cooperation

Poland will withdraw from the International Bank for Economic Cooperation (IBEC) which is based in Moscow under a bill signed into law by Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Poland wants vaccine contracts renegotiated

The Polish health minister has said that contracts for Covid-19 vaccines should be renegotiated, given the improvement in Europe's epidemic situation.



Ambassadors pen letter praising LGBTQI community

A group of 46 ambassadors and international diplomats in Poland have signed an open letter expressing their support for the country’s LGBTQI community.

Fitch upgrades 2022 growth forecast for Poland

The Fitch ratings agency revised up Poland's GDP growth forecast for this year to 5.2 percent from its previous estimate of 3.3 percent, the agency has said in a report.

Slower employment growth expected due to uncertain macroeconomic situation

A growing number of Polish companies plan to maintain their current level of employment, while the percentage of firms seeking new staff has decreased, according to a new survey by the Randstad recruitment agency.

Poland accepts 4.04 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.04 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Tuesday morning.

President signs bill scrapping disputed disciplinary chamber for judges

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, on Monday, signed into law a bill that strikes down a disciplinary chamber for judges, a necessary step for Poland to receive over EUR 35 billion in post-pandemic recovery funds from the European Union.


Duda expects EC to recommend Ukraine be granted EU candidate status

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has expressed hope that the European Commission will render a positive opinion on Ukraine's bid to achieve candidate status to join the European Union.

Duda says military equipment needs replenishment after Ukraine transfers

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said that allies should restock the military equipment which Poland has transferred to Ukraine to help that country fight the Russian invasion.

Poland to increase army's presence in centre of country says MoD

The defence minister has said that two new combined arms divisions will be formed in Poland and that they will be stationed along the Vistula River, in the country's central region.

Chorzów’s new-look Planetarium named ‘Pearl of Silesia’

A new-look, state-of-the-art Planetarium displaying 100 million stars has opened in Silesia.

Poland's defence expenditure will amount to 2.4 percent of GDP in 2022, the country's defence ministry said on Monday.

The ministry explained that the outlays would come from planned budgetary defence spending and non-budgetary money from the Armed Forces Support Fund.

Left party demands checks on Church-run children's homes after scandal

The New Left party has called for inspections at care institutions run by the Catholic Church after a news website wrote about cases of abuse at a home for disabled children in southern Poland.

Poland pushes for greater flexibility in Covid vaccine contracts

Poland will push for greater flexibility in Covid vaccine contracts in EU talks, a health ministry spokesman has told PAP.

‘He’s lucky she didn’t throw a hammer at him’: Cops praise Olympic hammer throw champ after she seizes man trying to break into her car

A wannabe car thief got more than he bargained for after trying to break into the motor of Olympic hammer throw champ Anita Włodarczyk.

PM says defiant gov't ally knew of EU milestones

Solidary Poland, a small Eurosceptic government ally that has opposed some elements of Poland's deal with the European Commission on an EU-funded recovery plan, has been aware of its conditions for months, said the prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki.

PM says Poles prepared to defend their homeland

Poland's prime minister has said that 40 million Poles are ready to defend their homeland with gun in hand, if Russia attacked Poland.

Suspected monkeypox patients sent to hospital says official

Anybody suspected of being infected with monkeypox will be sent to hospital and isolated, a health ministry spokesman has told PAP.

Poland accepts 4.02 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.02 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Monday morning.

Duda calls for Scholtz, Macron to visit Russian war crime sites

Poland's president has made frequent calls for Olaf Scholtz, the German chancellor, and President Emmanuel Macron of France to see the Ukrainian towns of Bucha and Irpin in the hope it will change their attitude, a deputy foreign minister said on Monday.

No shortage of coal, gas, climate minister says

The Polish government will ensure there is enough coal and gas while bringing the price of coal down for households, the climate minister has said.

Ruling party leader criticises Tusk for being against Poland's interest

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's ruling party, has said that the head of the main opposition party has been against "when the country's vital interest is at stake."

Polish teenager killed in Britain while protecting his mother

Jakub Szymanski, aged 15, a Polish teenager from Manchester, has died in hospital after he was stabbed while trying to protect his mother, the Manchester Evening News reported on Saturday night.

Poland accepts 4 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Sunday morning.

Poland draws with the Netherlands in UEFA Nations League match

Poland’s football team bounced back from its drubbing at the hands of Belgium to hold the Netherlands to a 2-2 draw in Rotterdam in its latest UEFA Nations League match.

Solidary Poland opposes some milestones of national recovery plan

Zbigniew Ziobro, leader of Solidary Poland, has said his party will not back some milestones set by the European Commission in order to release EU post-pandemic funds under Poland's recovery plan.

Poland will get first pandemic funds from EU in several months says PM

Poland will receive the first payments from the EU's post-pandemic recovery funds in late 2022 or early 2023, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said.

Kaczynski says ruling camp may ally with Kukiz 15 for elections

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's ruling party, Law and Justice (PiS) has said it is likely that the leader of Kukiz 15 party, which is not part of the United Right coalition, may run in the next election on the same ticket.

German-Polish tank transfer stalled says official

The negotiations on transferring some German tanks to Poland in return for Poland's tank transfer to fighting Ukraine, have stalled, said Poland's president's chief defence aide.

Shakespeare lives on in Gdańsk

In this episode of The Debrief, the university library up in the Baltic city of Gdańsk is hosting an exhibition which tells of the city’s links with English playwright William Shakespeare.

PM marks 40th-anniversary of anti-communist Fighting Solidarity

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has paid tribute to the activists of Fighting Solidarity, an underground anti-communist organisation operating in the years 1982-1992.

Poland accepts 3.98 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 3.98 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Saturday morning.

Banking sector remains resilient despite foreign currency mortgage threat

The Polish banking sector has remained highly resilient, with mortgages denominated in foreign currency being its only threat, shows a report by the central bank.

Leading parties lose support in June poll

Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and the main opposition party, Civic Platform (PO) both lost support in June in favour of smaller parties, a recent poll suggests.

Strategy needed to stop Putin says Polish president

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said that the most important task today is to support Ukraine and work out a coherent strategy to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Don’t let economic ‘doom and gloom headlines’ ruin your holidays

Unless you’ve spent the last couple of years banged up in jail (in which case, lucky you), then it won’t have escaped your notice that we’ve entered a rather volatile period of economic turbulence – and you best hold on tight, because the real storm is yet to come.

War in Ukraine will redefine Europe says Polish PM

Europe, and likely the world, will be changed by Russia's war in Ukraine, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said.

Monkeypox arrives in Poland

The first case of monkeypox, a disease that has been spreading across the world for several weeks now, has been detected in Poland, the health minister has said.

President says Three Seas can give new impetus to Europe

Poland's president has said cooperation between the 12 countries lying between the Baltic, Black and Adriatic seas, which together form the Three Seas Initiative, is a force that can provide Europe with a new impetus.

Supreme Court changes bound to release EU recovery funds - Polish official

Poland should still be able to secure EU pandemic recovery funding despite the lower house of parliament passing a bill scrapping a disciplinary chamber for judges without amendments recommended by the Senate, a deputy interior minister has said.

Case concerning post office incident is 'closed' says ruling party leader

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's ruling party, Law and Justice, has drawn a line under a scandal involving the firing of a post office manager, who complained about rising prices in Poland.

Tennis fever hits Poland as clubs across the country report surge in interest

As Polish tennis players enjoy growing global success, Poland is seeing the beginnings of a new tennis boom as Poles of all ages hit the courts to practice their forehands and backhands.

Russian propaganda attacks on Poland continue

The Kremlin is continuing its propaganda attacks on Poland using the war on Ukraine as a pretext, a senior Polish security official has claimed.

Over 220,000 Ukrainian women find jobs in Poland

More than 220,000 Ukrainian women have found employment in Poland since Russia's war on Ukraine started, the Polish family and social policy minister has said.

Poland accepts 3.95 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 3.95 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Friday morning.

Polish president hopes Nato summit will strengthen eastern flank

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has expressed hope that the forthcoming Nato summit in Madrid will approve a new form of the presence of allied troops on the alliance's eastern flank.

Closeness of Ukrainians, Poles a foundation of new treaty - ambassador

The outgoing Ukrainian ambassador to Poland has told PAP that a new Ukrainian-Polish good neighbourhood treaty should take into account the closeness which has become visible in mutual relations after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Poland's GDP growth to exceed 4 pct in 2022, says central bank head

The governor of NBP, Poland's central bank, has said that the country's economic growth will reach 4-4.5 percent in 2022.

Poland likely to start cutting interest rates at end-2023

The governor of Poland's central bank has announced that Poland seems to be getting closer to the end of the monetary policy tightening cycle rather than to its beginning.

New legislation to extend 'anti-inflation shield'

The Sejm, Poland’s lower house of parliament, has passed legislation that will extend the so-called anti-inflation shield to October 31 as well as introduce "credit vacations."

Lower house rejects key Senate amendments to Supreme Court law

Poland's lower house of parliament has rejected most of the Senate-authored amendments to the law on the Supreme Court liquidating a judicial Disciplinary Chamber in line with a ruling by the European Court of Justice (CJEU).

PM defends National Recovery Plan

Poland's prime minister has said the country's National Recovery Plan (KPO), approved by the European Commission (EC) last week, ensures investment, export promotion and savings.

Toy Story with a difference: Husband and wife team wow internet with their ‘hypnotic art creatures'

A couple from Gliwice are wowing the internet and collectors with their colourful art creatures.

Gov't spokesperson condemns EP resolution on Polish recovery plan

The Polish government spokesperson has slammed a European Parliament resolution criticising the European Commission’s approval of Poland's National Recovery Plan (KPO).

Conservators seek to unravel mysteries behind 18th century Poznań frescoes

Partially rediscovered four years ago, more frescoes have been revealed during a renovation undertaken in Poznań to restore the wall paintings that once decorated the former building of the Jesuit College.

EP resolution deplores EC approval of Poland's National Recovery Plan

The European Parliament has passed a resolution expressing its deep concern about the European Commission (EC)'s positive assessment of Poland's National Recovery Plan (KPO).

Polish-made howitzers delivered to front line says Ukraine

Polish-made Krab howitzers have been transported to the Ukrainian front line and are ready for action, Oleksii Reznikov, the Ukrainian defence minister, has said.

Poland pledges long-term support for Ukrainian refugees

Poland will provide long-term support for Ukrainian nationals living Poland, the Polish government commissioner for refugees has said.

Restrictions on Poland's border with Belarus to end soon

Restrictions on entering an area close to the Belarusian border, introduced in September 2021 by the Polish government to stem the flow of irregular migrants from Belarus, will expire on July 1, the interior minister has said.

History sleuths uncover stash of WWII weapons after tracking down ‘tip-off’ from long-forgotten memoir

A stash of weapons hidden by Polish resistance fighters during WWII has been unearthed by history detectives following the discovery of a long-forgotten audio memoir.

People should be able to handle weapons says defence minister

As many people as possible should receive firearms training, the Polish defence minister has said, commenting on a recently proposed law that would ease access to firearms and shooting education.

Poland accepts 3.93 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 3.93 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Thursday morning.

Man detained over EUR 3.9-mln art scam

Poland's Internal Security Agency (ABW) has detained a man for an alleged art scam in which he pocketed up to PLN 18 million (EUR 3.92 million) in commissions from people he had offered investment opportunities in artworks.

Party leader calls on minister to resign

Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland's ruling party, Law and Justice (PiS), has said he expects a minister to resign after a scandal involving the firing of a post office manager who complained about rising prices in Poland.

No plans to raise child benefits says deputy minister

The government has no plans to increase its 500 Plus child benefit scheme, a deputy family minister said on Wednesday.

Parliament amends law on Ukrainian refugees

The Sejm, the lower house of Poland's parliament, has amended a law concerning aid to Ukrainian refugees by introducing more flexible work regulations and offering Polish language courses to refugees.

Goldman Sachs head praises Poland for handling of Ukrainian refugee crisis

The head of Goldman Sachs bank has praised Poland’s response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis during a meeting with Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister.

Poland's central bank raises reference interest rate by 75 bps

The Monetary Policy Council (RPP), the Polish central bank's rate-setting body, increased the reference interest rate by 75 basis points (bps) to 6.00 percent on Wednesday.

First land section of Baltic Pipe ready to use

The first onshore section of the Baltic pipe, linking Poland to Denmark and indirectly to Norwegian natural gas deposits, has been technically commissioned, the pipeline operator Gaz-System has announced.

One dead in coal mining accident in Eastern Poland

One miner has died after an accident at a coal mine in Bogdanka in Lubelskie province on Wednesday, three others have been brought safely to the surface, said police spokeswoman Izabela Zieba from the local police headquarters.

Białystok whizz-kids develop glove that can translate sign language

Whizz-kids at Białystok University of Technology have developed an intelligent glove that can translate sign language.

Around 209,000 Ukrainians find jobs in Poland via simplified procedure

As many as 209,000 Ukrainians have been employed under a simplified procedure introduced to help them find work, the Polish family and social policy ministry said on Wednesday.

OECD sees Polish GDP at 4.4 pct, CPI at 11.1 in 2022

Poland's GDP is expected to rise to 4.4 percent and inflation to peak at 11.1 percent by the end of this year, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday in its latest Economic Outlook report.

Iconic stadium left to wrack and ruin to be ‘saved from oblivion’ with stunning multi-million renovation

One of Poland’s most iconic stadiums is to be rescued from oblivion after ambitious plans were announced for its three-stage redevelopment.

Polish fuel giant CEO expects EC okay for peer takeover in coming days

The CEO of Poland's dominant oil and gas company, PKN Orlen, has said that the European Commission (EC) should give the final green light to the takeover of its rival Lotos Group within several days.

Poland reports 1,365 coronavirus cases, 36 deaths between June 2-June 8

Poland recorded 1,365 confirmed coronavirus cases and 36 deaths between June 2 and June 8, 2022, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.

Poland accepts 3.90 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 3.90 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Wednesday morning.

EU pandemic funding will support Poles says EC head

Poland's EU-funded National Recovery Plan (KPO) will support the country on its way to a more sustainable, resilient and digital economy, said Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission (EC).

Gov't considers postponing local elections due to overlap

The Polish government could postpone the autumn 2023 local elections by several months so to avoid them overlapping with parliamentary elections scheduled for the same time.

Port of Gdynia sees biggest ever reloading of US military equipment

The Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) at the Polish port of Gdynia has managed the largest ever reloading of US Army equipment in its history, the port announced on Tuesday.

Polish foreign minister pushes for more sanctions on Russia

The European Union must start working on the seventh package of sanctions on Russia which should include a total ban on imports of Russian gas and petrochemical products, Zbigniew Rau, the Polish foreign minister, has said.

Poland sells arms to Ukraine in record deal

Poland will sell arms to Ukraine in one of the country's biggest defence export contracts of the last 30 years, the prime minister announced on Tuesday.

Gov't suggests higher minimum wage in 2023

The Polish government has suggested a 12.39-percent minimum wage increase from January 2023 and a further 2.22-percentage point rise from July 2023.

Poland has new national holiday

Poland will celebrate a new public holiday to mark 1919-1921 Silesian Uprisings after President Andrzej Duda signed into law a bill to this effect.

US maritime presence in Baltic Sea region offers security says ambassador

The US ambassador to Poland said in Gdynia, a seaport on the Baltic Sea coast, that the docking of another American destroyer there served as a guarantee for the safety of Poland and its neighbours.

Brit embarks upon epic quest across Poland to uncover forgotten history of country’s borders for riveting new book

A British man is travelling around Poland to tell the story of the country’s borderlands in a book he is writing to demystify Europe’s borders for a British audience.

Over 91 pct of Poles have Covid antibodies health minister says

Research confirms the high level of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the Polish population, at more than 91 percent, health minister has said.

Seven out of 10 Poles want tax privileges for church revoked says poll

The results of a new opinion poll, released on Tuesday, indicate that 70 percent of Poles want to see tax privileges for the Catholic Church abolished.

Poland accepts 3.88 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 3.88 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Tuesday morning.

EU funds will help avert economic downturn says FinMin

The recently-approved EU post-pandemic funding of the Polish economy will help improve deteriorating economic sentiment, the finance minister has told PAP.

Opposition leader expresses outrage over so-called register of pregnancies

The head of Poland's main opposition party has criticised the government's latest move to include pregnancy information in a nationwide medical system, saying that it "persecutes women."

Polish firms employ over 200,000 Ukrainians under simplified procedure

As many as 200,101 Ukrainians have been employed under a simplified procedure that Poland introduced to help them find work, the Ministry of Family and Labour has said.

Bomb squad called after curious son hands horrified dad WWII missile found in grass

A family had the fright of their lives when their son turned up with an unexploded WWII bomb.

Government just as bad with or without Kaczynski says Tusk

The Polish government will be “just as bad” with or without Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland’s governing party leader who is also a deputy prime minister, Donald Tusk, the leader of the main opposition party, has claimed.

Warsaw’s Kulczyk Foundation buys Skłodowska-Curie’s French holiday home

The holiday home where Polish double-Nobel-prize-winning scientist Maria Skłodowska-Curie enjoyed an idyllic family life has been bought by a Polish philanthropic foundation.

President says Three Seas will protect against Russian energy 'blackmail'

Poland's president has said cooperation between the 12 countries lying between the Baltic, Black and Adriatic Seas that together form the Three Seas Initiative will help protect Central and Eastern Europe from Russian energy blackmail.

Candidates for new volunteer force start training

Mariusz Blaszczak, the Polish defence minister, inaugurated the first training session of a new volunteer force, comprised of people who have signed up for basic military service, set up in response to Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

Poland to increase capacity of planned offshore gas terminal

The capacity of a planned off-shore gas storage facility will be doubled owing to growing interest in gas imports from neighbouring countries, the climate minister has announced.

Poland's unemployment rate down to 5.1 pct in May says minister

Poland's estimated unemployment rate in May 2022 stood at 5.1 percent, against 5.2 percent in April, the family and social policy ministry said on Monday.

Polish seaside more expensive than Adriatic this year - analyst

A night's stay on Poland's Baltic coast is more expensive than visiting the Adriatic this year due to a short holiday season and limited accommodation places, an analyst from the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) has told PAP.

Poland accepts 3.86 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 3.86 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Monday morning.