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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Covid epidemic continues to accelerate
Covid epidemic continues to accelerate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Czech MEP Jaroslava Jermanová elected chair of ECON
Czech MEP Jaroslava Jermanová elected chair of ECON

Foreign ministry warns NHL it will not grant Russian players visas
Foreign ministry warns NHL it will not grant Russian players visas

Foreign ministry aims to soften regulations for Ukrainian, Belorussian students
Foreign ministry aims to soften regulations for Ukrainian, Belorussian students

Second day of voting in municipal, Senate elections
Second day of voting in municipal, Senate elections

Czechs voting in municipal and Senate elections
Czechs voting in municipal and Senate elections

Municipal and Senate elections taking place in Czechia
Friday sees the start of the 2022 municipal and Senate elections in Czechia. Voting booths are open on Friday from 2pm to 10pm and on Saturday from 8am to 2pm. In those districts where a Senate candidate does not receive more than 50 percent of the vote, a subsequent second round of elections will take place a week later.

Foreign minister says Russians fleeing draft won’t be granted humanitarian visas in Czechia
Following President Putin’s announcement of a partial mobilisation on Wednesday, there were reports of thousands of Russians leaving the country to avoid the call-up. Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský has said that Russians fleeing their homeland for this reason do not fulfil the conditions for a humanitarian visa in the Czech Republic.

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President Zeman to attend V4 summit in Slovakia in October
President Zeman to attend V4 summit in Slovakia in October

Taiwan and Czechia sign memoranda on cooperation in education, science and culture
Taiwan and Czechia sign memoranda on cooperation in education, science and culture

EU ministers discussing consumer rights issues in Prague
EU ministers discussing consumer rights issues in Prague

Opposition slams government for not enabling people with Covid to vote
Opposition slams government for not enabling people with Covid to vote

Jan Kofroň: Russia’s nuclear weapons are “its only surviving card”
Recent weeks have seen important events take place in relation to the war that Russia has unleashed on Ukraine, whether it be the successful Ukrainian counter-offensive in the Kharkiv region, or Vladimir Putin’s Wednesday announcement of a partial mobilisation in Russia. To find out more about the wider ramifications of the current situation on the global balance of power, I spoke to Dr Jan Kofroň, an international relations and security expert at Charles University. He said that Russia’s partial mobilisation comes far later than it should have.

Czechia‘s municipal and Senate elections kick-off this Friday
Czechia‘s municipal and Senate elections kick-off this Friday

Rudolf Jindrák to become new Czech ambassador to Slovakia
Rudolf Jindrák to become new Czech ambassador to Slovakia

Lipavský calls for setting up of international tribunal at UN Security Council
Lipavský calls for setting up of international tribunal at UN Security Council

Lipavský: Russians fleeing mobilisation do not fulfil Czechia’s humanitarian visa requirements
Lipavský: Russians fleeing mobilisation do not fulfil Czechia’s humanitarian visa requirements

Government considering change to pension rise system
Government considering change to pension rise system

Banking Association proposes CZK 50 billion alternative to windfall tax
Banking Association proposes CZK 50 billion alternative to windfall tax

Czechs want to protect environment – but can’t agree on how
A recent public opinion survey of Czech attitudes to environmental issues suggests that, on the whole, Czechs care about the environment and most do not doubt that anthropogenic climate change is happening. But when it comes to concrete measures to combat it, they cannot agree.

Jaroslav Seifert Prize awarded to essayist and art historian Josef Kroutvor
Jaroslav Seifert Prize awarded to essayist and art historian Josef Kroutvor

Number of detained illegal migrants rises sharply in Czechia
Number of detained illegal migrants rises sharply in Czechia

Czechia registers first patient who died after contracting monkeypox
Czechia registers first patient who died after contracting monkeypox

Minister: Czechia’s living and subsistence minimum to increase next year
Minister: Czechia’s living and subsistence minimum to increase next year

Giant sculptures by David Černý to be part of new residential project in Prague’s Karlín
Conceptual artist David Černý has a new project. His sculptures will grace a new residential building in Prague’s district of Karlín.

Czech foreign minister to UN: The time has come to prove our “raison d'être”
Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský addressed the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday urging delegates to defend the UN Charter and stop Russia’s colonial war against Ukraine. In an emotive speech to the assembly he said now was the time for the UN to prove its “raison d'être”.  

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Czech national team secures spot at World Baseball Classic tournament
Czech national team secures spot at World Baseball Classic tournament

Covid numbers rising in Czechia
Covid numbers rising in Czechia

Russians demonstrate against Putin on Wenceslas Square
Russians demonstrate against Putin on Wenceslas Square

Czech foreign minister: UN must rally to stop Russia’s war in Ukraine
Czech foreign minister: UN must rally to stop Russia’s war in Ukraine

Czech foreign minister to address UN Security Council in New York
Czech foreign minister to address UN Security Council in New York

Daughter of “British Schindler” dies aged 68
Barbara Winton, daughter of the late Sir Nicholas Winton, devoted much of her life to sharing the story of how her father, as a young man aged only 29, helped to organise the transport of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia before the outbreak of World War II, thereby saving them from almost certain death in Nazi concentration camps. Now she herself has passed away, but her father’s legacy still lives on.

“Unique mosaic of European writing” on show at this year’s Literature Night festival
The annual Literature Night (Noc literatury), which has become the largest European literature project of its kind in Czechia since it was introduced to the country 16 years ago, is taking place across 80 venues in the country’s capital and regions this Wednesday evening. There will also be readings in several other cities across Europe, Africa, Asia and the US. The event is chiefly being organised by the country’s network of Czech Centres. I spoke to Adriana Krásová, who is heading the project.

Majority of employers under pressure to effect wage hikes
Majority of employers under pressure to effect wage hikes

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Andrej Babiš backtracks on earlier promise to leave politics
Andrej Babiš backtracks on earlier promise to leave politics

Former general chief of staff: Russia is clearly not able to hold its positions in Ukraine
Former general chief of staff: Russia is clearly not able to hold its positions in Ukraine

Czech foreign minister:Czechia will never recognize result of pseudo-referendums in eastern Ukraine
Czech foreign minister:Czechia will never recognize result of pseudo-referendums in eastern Ukraine

Fiala: partial mobilisation is further proof that Russia is aggressor
Fiala: partial mobilisation is further proof that Russia is aggressor

Daily covid infections still on rise
Daily covid infections still on rise

Patrik Schick wins Golden Ball for first time
Patrik Schick wins Golden Ball for first time

Survey indicates “big movement” on Czech labour market undetected by unemployment statistics
While optimism was at a record high when companies in Czechia were asked about their hiring plans during the summer, HR firm ManpowerGroup’s latest survey, which looked into the situation on the country’s labour market going into the final quarter of 2022, shows a marked decrease in optimism, especially among large businesses. Nevertheless, the situation is still far better than it was at the height of the Covid pandemic. I spoke to Jiří Halbrštát, the marketing and candidate sourcing director at the Czech branch of ManpowerGroup.

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EU member states approve EUR 5 billion loan for Ukraine
EU member states approve EUR 5 billion loan for Ukraine

Czechia’s marrow donor registry has helped more than 2,000 patients
Czechia’s national bone marrow donors register marks its 30th anniversary this year. Over the past three decades, the organization has helped find a suitable donor for more than two thousand people with leukemia or other serious blood conditions.

Hungary Today

Moldovan Human Smuggler Sentenced to Prison Term

Illegal immigration and organized crime remain major challenges for authorities, as another smuggler was sentenced to prison this week. The District Court of Eger sentenced a Moldovan man to four years imprisonment and expelled him from Hungary for eight years for human smuggling, Hungarian news agency MTI reported. The man wanted a lucrative job as […]

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Online Challenges Put Children at Risk

In recent years, online challenges have become a growing danger, with increasing physical and mental risks, self-harm, and even death, the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) said in a statement sent to Hungarian news agency MTI. According to the NMHH, the spread of online challenges is not only an inherent part of online space […]

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Popular Singer Ákos Releases Soundtrack Album

Popular Hungarian singer-songwriter Ákos released his first soundtrack album, with the music written for his short feature film Left on our own (Magunk maradtunk) on Thursday. Every piece of the 27-minute film’s memorable and atmospheric musical atmosphere is featured on the album, along with three versions of a new composition: the song with the same […]

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Turkey Key to Hungary’s Energy Security

Hungary’s Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Turkish parliament held talks about the war in Ukraine, and Turkey’s role in energy security and handling illegal migration. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mustafa Sentop in the Carmelite Monastery on Thursday. They discussed issues that are of equal […]

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Green Cause Could Lose Credibility if Politicized, Claims Foreign Minister

A combination of solar and nuclear energy can guarantee Hungary’s sustainable energy independence, according to the Foreign Minister. The issue of environmental protection should not be approached from a political or ideological point of view, Péter Szijjártó, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, stressed in his speech at the Sustainability Expo in Thailand in […]

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Krone.at

Spritztouren mit gestohlenen Autos: Kinder ertappt
Das wird richtig Ärger geben! Zwei Kinder und ein Jugendlicher sollen in der Nacht auf Freitag im Tiroler Kufstein Autos gestohlen und mit diesen Spritztouren unternommen haben. Im Zuge einer Verfolgung bzw. Fahndung konnten zwei 13-jährige Verdächtige rasch ausgeforscht werden. Ebenso wurde mittlerweile ein dritter mutmaßlicher Täter (14) entlarvt. Mehr als zehn Polizeistreifen standen im Einsatz.

Am Samstag heulen in Österreich wieder die Sirenen
Die alljährliche bundesweite Sirenenprobe steht am Samstag bevor: Rund 8300 Feuerwehrsirenen stellen sich dem Zivilschutz-Probealarm, getestet wird deren Funktion. Geheult wird zwischen 12 und 12.45 Uhr. 

Vom Sturm zerstört: Riesen-Strommast steht wieder
Ein heftiger Sturm sorgte Mitte August für Zerstörung und großflächige Stromausfälle in der Steiermark, Kärnten und Niederösterreich. Das Bild eines umgeknickten Strommasten in Zeltweg wurde zum Symbol für die Zerstörungskraft der Wetterkapriolen. Sechs Wochen später steht er wieder.

Am Bahnhof Spielfeld stieg Rauch auf: Zug brannte
Rauchschwaden über einem 200 Meter langen Zug in Spielfeld kurz nach Mitternacht am Freitag! Ein mit Kohle beladener Zug fing am Bahnhof Feuer, die Feuerwehr stand sechs Stunden lang im Einsatz!

September-Regen konnte Defizit nicht ausgleichen
Die erste Hälfte des Septembers ist sommerlich verlaufen. Der Höchstwert des Monats wurde mit 29,6 Grad am 8. September in Eisenstadt gemessen. Zur Monatsmitte kühlte es aber dann deutlich ab und die zweite Hälfte brachte teils kräftige Niederschläge und in einigen Regionen den ersten Frost. Kühler und trüber als heuer war ein September zuletzt 2017. „Über das gesamte Jahr gesehen ist es heuer aber immer noch zu trocken“, betonte ZAMG-Klimatologe Alexander Orlik.

Von der Leyens Büro in EU-Kommission geräumt
Feuerwehreinsatz im Büro von EU-Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen: Es habe im 13. Stockwerk des Kommissionsgebäudes in Brüssel einen Vorfall gegeben, bestätigten die Behörden. Offenbar wurde ein Briefumschlag mit einem verdächtigen Pulver sichergestellt.

Putin erklärt Annexion besetzter Gebiete
Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin hat die Annexion jener besetzter ukrainischer Gebiete erklärt, die vor Kurzem in international nicht anerkannten Scheinreferenden ihren Willen zum Anschluss an die Russische Föderation bekundet hatten. „Es ist der Wille von Millionen Menschen“, betonte der Kremlchef am Freitagnachmittag in seiner Rede anlässlich der feierlichen Unterzeichnung der Verträge mit den Führern der Separatisten-Gebiete. „Die Bewohner von Luhansk, Donezk, Saporischschja und Cherson werden nun unsere Staatsbürger - für immer.“ „Die historische Einheit ist wieder hergestellt“, so Putin.

Zypern erwartet Temperaturen bis zu 38 Grad
Auf der Mittelmeerinsel Zypern herrschen derzeit für die Jahreszeit ungewöhnlich hohe Temperaturen. Am Wochenende werden nach Angaben des Wetteramtes der Ferieninsel Werte um die 38 Grad Celsius erwartet. 

Ukraine: 25 Menschen in Fahrzeugkonvoi getötet
In der Nähe der südukrainischen Stadt Saporischschja sind nach Angaben der Regionalregierung bei einem russischen Raketenangriff auf einen Fahrzeugkonvoi Zivilisten getötet worden. Angaben der ukrainischen Generalstaatsanwaltschaft zufolge sind 25 Menschen getötet und rund 50 verletzt worden. Im Kampf um die strategisch wichtige Kleinstadt Lyman im Gebiet Donezk haben ukrainische Truppen indes nach russischen Angaben mehrere Orte östlich der Stadt eingenommen.

SPÖ: „Nichts Teureres als massenhaft Arbeitslose“
Die SPÖ fordert einmal mehr, die Preise zu senken - und will Preisdeckel nicht nur für Gas, sondern auch für Sprit sowie eine weitere Verschiebung der CO2-Steuer. Erdgas soll staatlich eingekauft und gestützt - also unter dem Einkaufspreis - an Unternehmen, Haushalte und Betreiber von Gaskraftwerken weitergegeben werden. „Für Volkswirtschaften gibt es nichts Teureres als Hunderttausende Arbeitslose“, sagte Chefin Pamela Rendi-Wagner am Freitag. Die Inflation sei so hoch wie 1952, „dem Geburtsjahr meiner Mutter“, nicht mehr.

Kinder und Jugendliche allein auf der Flucht
Das Schlepperwesen floriert. Seit Donnerstag kontrolliert Österreich nun auch die Grenzübergänge zur Slowakei. Allein im ersten Halbjahr 2022 haben sich die Asylanträge im Vergleich zum Vorjahr fast verdoppelt. Wir vergessen gerne, was sich eigentlich dahinter verbirgt: Flüchtlinge, also Menschen. Darunter auch Minderjährige, die völlig allein sind. Wie es ihnen ergeht, hat die „Krone“ nachgefragt.

Van der Bellen: „Werden Annexion nie akzeptieren“
Bundespräsident Alexander Van der Bellen hat am Freitag seinen lettischen Amtskollegen Egils Levits in Wien getroffen. Hauptthemen seien der russische Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine und dessen wirtschaftliche Folgen gewesen, erklärte der Bundespräsident auf Twitter. Die für Freitag geplante „Aufnahme“ der okkupierten Gebiete in Russland sei „eine illegale Annexion, die wir nie akzeptieren können“, betonte Van der Bellen.

Polizei sucht Ex-ÖBAG-Chef, findet Italiener
Das Vorhaben von Innenminister Gerhard Karner (ÖVP), den ehemaligen ÖBAG-Chef Thomas Schmid in den ÖVP-Korruptions-U-Ausschuss vorführen zu lassen, ist vorerst gescheitert. Die Suche nach dem ehemaligen Generalsekretär im Finanzministerium blieb am Mittwoch laut Auskunft der Polizei Wien erfolglos. An seiner ehemaligen Meldeadresse gab es dennoch eine skurrile Begegnung mit einem italienischen Staatsangehörigen ...

Gewessler zu Deckel: Darf kein „Experiment“ geben
Die Energieministerinnen und -minister der EU-Staaten wollen am Freitag bei einem Sondertreffen in Brüssel Maßnahmen gegen die hohen Strompreise beschließen. Der Entwurf der EU-Kommission umfasst verbindliche Maßnahmen zum Senken des Stromverbrauchs in Spitzenzeiten, das Abschöpfen von sogenannten Zufallsgewinnen sowie eine Solidaritätsabgabe von Energieunternehmen. Energieministerin Leonore Gewessler (Grüne) hat im Fall einer Einführung eines Preisdeckels auf importiertes Gas Sicherheiten gefordert. 

Nach Metallern: Nun fordern Beamte höheres Gehalt
Nach den Metallern steigen auch die Beamten für ihre Gehaltserhöhung in den Ring. In einem Brief an den für die Beamten zuständigen Vizekanzler Werner Kogler (Grüne) ersucht der Vorsitzende der Gewerkschaft Öffentlicher Dienst (GÖD), Norbert Schnedl, um die Aufnahme von Verhandlungen. Im Gegensatz zu den Metallern, die bereits eine Forderung von 10,6 Prozent auf den Tisch gelegt haben, nennt Schnedl noch keine konkrete Zahl.

Zuckerberg bereitet Konzern auf harte Zeiten vor
Meta hat einem Medienbericht zufolge einen Einstellungsstopp und weitere Umstrukturierungen angekündigt. Konzern-Chef Mark Zuckerberg habe der Belegschaft der Facebook-Mutter erklärt, er habe auf eine weitergehende Stabilisierung der Wirtschaft zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt gehofft, meldete die Nachrichtenagentur Bloomberg am Donnerstag.

Die EU bittet jetzt die Energiekonzerne zur Kasse
Die EU-Staaten haben sich angesichts hoher Energiepreise auf europäische Notmaßnahmen verständigt, um Strom zu sparen und Entlastungen zu finanzieren. Die zuständigen Minister einigten sich am Freitag darauf, dass Energieunternehmen künftig einen Teil ihrer Krisengewinne an den Staat abgeben müssen, wie die tschechische Ratspräsidentschaft mitteilte. Mit diesem Geld sollen Verbraucher entlastet werden. Die Einigung muss noch formell bestätigt werden.

Schmerzgrenze erreicht: Inflation bei 10,5 Prozent
Die Verbraucherpreise ziehen weiter kräftig an. Laut Schnellschätzung der Statistik Austria dürfte die Inflationsrate im September auf 10,5 Prozent geklettert und damit in den zweistelligen Bereich vorgedrungen sein. Eine derart hohe Verbraucherpreis-Inflation wurde zuletzt 1952 gemessen, teilten die Statistiker am Freitag mit. Angeheizt wurde die Teuerung insbesondere von den hohen Preisen für Haushaltsenergie und Treibstoffe. Auch in der Eurozone war die Inflation im September erstmals zweistellig.

Scholz sicher: Gaspreise werden „massiv fallen“
Die Gaspreise für Bürger und Unternehmer in Deutschland werden laut Kanzler Olaf Scholz durch die neuen Maßnahmen der Regierung drastisch zurückgehen. „Es geht um eine massive Senkung der Gaspreise“, sagte Scholz. Die eingesetzte Kommission werde „Mitte Oktober oder etwas früher“ Vorschläge über die genaue Ausgestaltung der Gaspreisbremse machen.

Die ersten Fotos vom Einschlag auf dem Asteroiden
Zwei Tage nachdem die US-Raumfahrtbehörde NASA absichtlich eine Sonde in den Asteroiden Dimorphos gelenkt hat, um dessen Bahn zu verändern, sind am Donnerstag mehrere Bilder veröffentlicht worden. Die Aufnahmen, die unter anderem von den Weltraumteleskopen „Hubble“ und „Webb“ sowie von einer Mikrosonde gemacht wurden, zeigen eine gewaltige Wolke aus Staub und Trümmern, die sich nach der Kollision ausbreitete.

Nord-Stream-Lecks haben Folgen für das Weltklima
Die insgesamt vier Lecks in den Pipelines Nord Stream 1 und Nord Stream 2 in der Ostsee sorgen auch wegen ihrer Folgen für die Umwelt und das Klima für Besorgnis. Denn, das austretende Erdgas besteht zum größten Teil aus dem besonders klimaschädlichen Treibhausgas Methan, das sich rund 28-mal stärker auf die Erderwärmung auswirkt als der Klimakiller Kohlendioxid.

Fall Leonie: Vierter Verdächtiger im Zeugenstand
Im Prozess um die getötete 13-jährige Leonie werden am vierten Tag die ersten Zeugen geladen. Neben der Ersthelferin und Leonies bester Freundin muss auch der ursprünglich verdächtigte vierte Afghane im Zeugenstand Platz nehmen.

Gewalttätiger Sohn (19): Mutter zog die Reißleine
Um den Gewaltausbrüchen ihres eigenen Sohnes ein Ende zu bereiten, hat sich eine 39 Jahre alte Frau an die Wiener Polizei gewendet. Gegenüber den Beamten schilderte sie das Martyrium, das die Freundin des 19-Jährigen seit Längerem durchleben müsse. Auch die Mutter selbst wurde bereits zum Ziel von Drohungen des jungen Mannes.

Kindersommerspiele brechen zum Jubiläum Rekorde
Die NÖKISS-Familie feiert: Mit rund 17.000 Besuchern geht das heurige Jahr als erfolgreichstes in die Vereinsgeschichte ein!

Schlangen an den Tankstellen und Hamsterkäufe
Morgen Samstag, am 1. Oktober, tritt in Österreich - und damit auch in Oberösterreich - die CO2-Bepreisung in Kraft. Damit wird der Liter Treibstoff um rund acht Cent teurer. Die Aussicht darauf führt seit Tagen zu langen Schlangen vor den Zapfsäulen im gesamten Bundesland. Die „Krone“ hörte sich um und erfuhr: Die meisten Autofahrer haben kein Verständnis für die neue Steuer!

Pöttsching: Ortskern frisches Leben eingehaucht
In Pöttsching tut sich viel. Wohlüberlegte Bauprojekte sorgen im Ort für Impulse, der Fokus liegt dabei vor allem auf Nachhaltigkeit und auch Funktionalität. Am Freitag geht der beliebte Genussmarkt über die Bühne. 

Kärntner Polizei fasst internationalen Seriendieb
Ein mutmaßlicher Seriendieb ging der Polizei Kärnten ins Netz. Er und seine Mittäter haben sich für insgesamt 20 Einbrüche, nicht nur in Kärnten, sondern auch im Burgenland, in der Steiermark und in Kroatien, zu verantworten. 

Neue Regeln für Grundgeschäfte sind fertig
Nun wird es ernst mit neuen Regeln für Geschäfte mit Grund und Boden. Das neue Grundverkehrsgesetz ist fertig und kommt kommende Woche in den Landtag. Die Landesregierung will mit strengeren Regeln dafür sorgen, dass ortsansässige Bauern bevorzugt werden, wenn landwirtschaftliche Grundstücke auf den Markt kommen.

Mehrere Tunnel in Kärnten gesperrt
Mehrere Kärntner Autobahntunnel sind ab kommender Woche wegen Arbeiten gesperrt. 

Auf trübes Wochenende soll goldener Herbst folgen
Wo bleibt er, der „Goldene Herbst“? Am Wochenende lässt er sich in Tirol noch nicht blicken. Es bleibt vorerst wechselhaft und recht kühl. Besserung ist aber in Sicht - spätestens am Dienstag soll es sonnig und großteils auch angenehm warm werden. Zumindest untertags.

Protest gegen Schließung von Gefängnis-Außenstelle
Alles andere als erfreut ist Vorarlbergs Sicherheits-Landesrat Christian Gantner (ÖVP). Die einzige Außenstelle der Justizanstalt Feldkirch soll zugesperrt werden. Gantner läuft gegen die Pläne des Justizministeriums Sturm. 

UNN - Ukrainski Nacionalni novini

Кожен приїзд Воллеса приносить хороші новини на поле бою: Резніков про візит міністра Британії до Києва

КИЇВ. 30 вересня. УНН. Міністр оборони Олексій Резніков у Twitter заявив, що кожен візит британського колеги Бена Воллеса "приносить хороші новини на поле бою". Посадовці обговорили збільшення військової допомоги Україні, передає УНН.

росія продовжує удари по мирному населенню на тлі втрат на полі бою - посол США

КИЇВ. 30 вересня. УНН. На тлі втрат на полі бою росія продовжує завдавати ударів по мирному українському населенню. Так відреагувала на останні атаки армії рф у Запоріжжі та Дніпрі посол США в Україні Бріджит Брінк, пише УНН.

В Україні понад 67 тисяч дітей позбавлені батьківського піклування - Мінсоцполітики

КИЇВ. 30 вересня. УНН. Понад 67 тисяч дітей в Україні позбавлені батьківського піклування, або залишилися дітьми-сиротами. Про це під час брифінгу повідомила міністр соціальної політики України Оксана Жолнович, передає кореспондент УНН.

Зеленський виступить на осінній сесії ПАРЄ

КИЇВ. 30 вересня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський виступить онлайн перед Парламентською асамблеєю Ради Європи під час її осінньої пленарної сесії. Про це повідомляє УНН із посиланням на пресслужба ПАРЄ.

"Рамштайн-6" та хороші новини найближчим часом: Резніков повідомив про переговори з головою Пентагону

КИЇВ. 30 вересня. УНН. Міністр оборони України Олексій Резніков провів телефонну розмову зі своїм американським колегою Ллойдом Остіном. Як повідомив голова Міноборони, сторони обговорили ситуацію на передовій, "Рамштайн-6" і шляхи посилення українських можливостей, пише УНН.

Зеленський зібрав Ставку: розглянули план звільнення українських територій

КИЇВ. 30 вересня. УНН. Сьогодні президент України Володимир Зеленський провів чергове засідання Ставки Верховного Головнокомандувача. Про це повідомляє УНН із посиланням на сайт глави держави.

Україна має сформулювати чітку відповідь на випадок застосування ядерної зброї - експерт

КИЇВ. 30 вересня. УНН. Україна повинна сформулювати відповідь на питання, якою буде відповідь на можливе застосування ядерної зброї країною-агресором. Таку думку у коментарі УНН висловив політолог Олег Лісний.

"Ніколи, ніколи, ніколи": Байден заявив, що США не визнають анексію українських територій

КИЇВ. 30 вересня. УНН. Президент США Джо Байден наголосив, що Сполучені Штати ніколи не визнають спроби росії анексувати територію України, пише УНН з посилання на Голос Америки.

"Упродовж двох-трьох років": Зеленський висловив очікування щодо членства у ЄС

КИЇВ. 30 вересня. УНН. Президент Володимир Зеленський висловив переконання, що після перемоги Україна стане повноправним членом Європейського Союзу. Заяви Глави держави під час спілкування з університетською спільнотою та громадськими діячами Швейцарії наводить пресслужба Офісу Президента, пише УНН.

Зеленський хотів би блокування Швейцарією російських активів

КИЇВ. 30 вересня. УНН. Президент Володимир Зеленський висловив побажання, щоб Швейцарія збільшила свою підтримку України. Заяви Глави держави під час спілкування з університетською спільнотою та громадськими діячами Швейцарії наводить пресслужба Офісу Президента, пише УНН.

Міністр оборони Великої Британії таємно відвідав Київ і зустрівся з Резніковим

КИЇВ. 30 вересня. УНН. Цього тижня міністр оборони Великої Британії Бен Воллес відвідав Київ і зустрівся з українським колегою Олексієм Резніковим. Про свій візит він повідомив у Twitter лише сьогодні, інформує УНН.

кремль проголосував за незалежність від розуму та здорового глузду – Гетманцев

КИЇВ. 30 вересня. УНН. Указ російського диктатора володимира путіна про визнання незалежності Запорізької та Херсонської областей сповнений абсурду та позбавлений здорового глузду. Так прокоментував це рішення кремлівської влади народний депутат Данило Гетманцев, передає УНН.

путін підписав укази про визнання Херсонської та Запорізької областей незалежними територіями

КИЇВ. 30 вересня. УНН. Російський президент володимир путін підписав укази про визнання окупованих Херсонської та Запорізької областей «незалежними територіями» після проведення там так званих «референдумів», про це повідомляє УНН з посиланням на росЗМІ.

Зеленський: до приходу росії на українські землі життя було нормальним, і єдиний спосіб повернути таке життя — це вигнати окупанта

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Під час свого вечірнього звернення Володимир Зеленський заявив, що до приходу росії на українські землі життя було нормальним, і єдиний спосіб повернути таке життя — це вигнати окупанта. Про це інформує УНН.

Той, хто піднімає зброю проти істини, піднімає її на свою смерть: Зеленський закликав народи Кавказу чинити опір мобілізації

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський звернувся до народів Кавказу, закликавши чинити опір мобілізації, оголошеній диктатором володимиром путіним, і боротися за свою свободу. Про це УНН пише з посиланням на відео-звернення Зеленського.

Ухвалимо фундаментальні рішення для країни: Данілов про порядок денний на терміновому засіданні РНБО

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. На терміновому засіданні Ради національної безпеки та оборони (РНБО) будуть ухвалені фундаментальні рішення для України. Про це в ефірі "Говорить великий Львів" заявив секретар РНБО Олексій Данілов, передає УНН.

Головний герой “Зоряних війн” актор Марк Гемілл став амбасадором UNITED24

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Американський актор, виконавець ролі Люка Скайуокера у «Зоряних війнах» Марк Гемілл став амбасадором фандрейзингової платформи UNITED24. Про це у своєму Телеграм повідомив Президент України Володимир Зеленський, передає УНН.

Розгляд Держбюджету-2023 призначено на 6 жовтня

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Верховна Рада України 6 жовтня розгляне у першому читанні проєкт держбюджету на 2023 рік. Про це в ефірі національного телемарафону, повідомив голова фракції "Слуга народу" Давид Арахамія, передає кореспондент УНН.

Італія закликала своїх громадян покинути росію

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Громадян Італії закликали покинути територію РФ, якщо їхнє перебування там не продиктоване необхідністю. Про це УНН повідомляє з посиланням на відповідне повідомлення, опубліковане посольством Італії в Росії.

В Україні розширили категорію спортсменів, які зможуть виїжджати за кордон

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Уряд вніс зміни до Правил перетинання державного кордону громадянами України. Як йдеться у постанові від 27 вересня 2022 року, під час воєнного стану дозволено виїзд за кордон на матчі спортсменам клубів, передає УНН.

Міноборони зацікавлене у 2023 році віддати українським виробникам 100% замовлень по речовому забезпеченню

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Міністерство оборони України зацікавлене наступного року віддати українським виробникам 100% замовлень по речовому забезпеченню армії. Про це на своєму Facebook повідомив міністр оборони Олексій Резніков, пише УНН.

Зеленський обговорив з прем’єром Італії необхідність твердої реакції на проведення рф псевдореферендумів

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський повідомив, що провів телефонну розмову з прем’єр-міністром Італії Маріо Драґі. Лідери говорили про необхідність твердої реакції на проведення росією псевдореферендумів на окупованих територіях, передає УНН.

Зеленський скликає термінове засідання РНБО на 30 вересня

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський скликає на 30 вересня термінове засідання Ради національної безпеки та оборони України. Про це у Facebook повідомив прессекретар глави держави Сергій Никифоров, інформує УНН.

Шевченко «кинув» українських боксерів-юніорів на чемпіонаті Європи та намагається позбавити їх медалей, — тренер Чередниченко

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Так зване керівництво Федерації боксу України «кинуло» юніорську збірну, яка поїхала до Італії на чемпіонат Європи. Тепер, коли непорозуміння з державним прапором вдалося врегулювати, вони вимагають від тренерів і спортсменів достроково виїхати з першості. Про це у Facebook написав тренер Антон Чередниченко.

Євросоюз засуджує псевдореферендуми рф і не визнає їхні результати – представництво ЄС в Україні

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Європейський Союз не визнає псевдореферендуми, які росія провела на захоплених територіях України. Про це йдеться у Twitter представництва ЄС в Україні, передає УНН.

В погоні за популізмом: Яценко не зміг порахувати, як зекономити на нардепах

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Народний депутат Антон Яценко, який піариться на ініціативі щодо зменшення зарплат нардепів до “мінімалки”, не зробив жодних розрахунків під час розробки відповідного законопроекту. Про це йдеться у висновку експертизи бюджетного комітету Верховної Ради, передає УНН.

Зеленський зідзвонився з Дудою: обговорили псевдореферендуми рф на окупованих територіях України

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський провів телефонну розмову з польським колегою Анджеєм Дудою - обговорили псевдореферендуми, проведені росією на тимчасово окупованих територіях Донецької, Луганської, Херсонської та Запорізької областей, повідомили в Офісі Президента, пише УНН.

кремль анонсував оголошення про анексію захоплених територій на 30 вересня: до путіна запросили російських депутатів

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Пресс-секретар глави кремля дмитро пєсков заявив, що "церемонія підписання" про анексію рф захоплених територій України відбудеться 30 вересня у кремлі о 15:00, повідомляють росЗМІ, пише УНН.

Група Єрмака-Макфола розповіла про особливості визнання рф державою-спонсором тероризму

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Міжнародна робоча група з питань санкцій проти росії розробила п’ятий документ на тему «Справа про визнання російської федерації державою-спонсором тероризму». У ньому докладно пояснюються суть та особливості передбаченого американським законодавством статусу «країна -спонсор тероризму» (State Sponsor of Terrorism, SST). Про це повідомляє пресслужба Офісу Президента, інформує УНН.

В Україні запустили сервіс для бронювання військовозобов’язаних в агросфері

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Міністерство аграрної політики та продовольства України створило електронний кабінет запитів на бронювання військовозобов’язаних, передає УНН із посиланням на пресслужбу відомства.

Макрон і Шольц планують вечерю в Берліні, обговорять підтримку України - Politico

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Президент Франції Еммануель Макрон планує відправитися в понеділок до Берліна, щоб зустрітися з канцлером Німеччини Олафом Шольцем за робочою вечерею, з посиланням на на трьох чиновників, знайомі з підготовкою до поїздки, повідомляє Politico, пише УНН.

Льовочкін вимагає від Кличка вкласти гроші киян у збанкрутілий банк “Січ” Фірташа - експерт

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Народний депутат і екс-соратник Януковича Сергій Льовочкін вимагає від київського міського голови Віталія Кличка вкласти гроші киян у збанкрутілий банк "Січ" олігарха-втікача Дмитра Фірташа. Про це заявив політичний експерт та блогер Віталій Кулик, повідомляє УНН

Німеччина не визнає результати псевдореферендумів – Шольц

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Під час телефонної розмови з президентом України Володимиром Зеленським канцлер Німеччини Олаф Шольц запевнив, що його країна не визнає результати псевдореферендумів росії. Про це німецький політик написав у своєму Twitter, передає УНН.

Ердоган збирається сьогодні поговорити з путіним через псевдореферендуми в Україні

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Президент Туреччини Реджеп Таїп Ердоган збирається сьогодні, 29 вересня, провести телефонні переговори з російським президентом володимиром путіним через проведення росією фейкових "референдумів" на окупованих територіях України, повідомляє УНН з посиланням на Anadolu.

США спрямували вже 16,2 млрд дол. на зміцнення ЗСУ - посол

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Разом з оголошеним напередодні пакетом оборонної допомоги на 1,1 млрд дол. Сполучені Штати спрямували Україні уже 16,2 млрд дол. на зміцнення ЗСУ. Про це повідомила посол США в Україні Бріджит Брінк у четвер, 29 вересня, у Twitter, пише УНН.

ЄС запровадить "кримські санкції" проти всіх тимчасово окупованих рф територій України, — Боррель

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. Європейський Союз планує запровадити санкції, які діють стосовно тимчасово окупованого Криму проти всіх непідконтрольних на даний час Україні територій. Про це під час брифінгу заявив Високий представник ЄС з питань закордонних справ і політики безпеки Жозеп Боррель, пише УНН.

Президент: у росії можуть і не мріяти про те, що світ зрадить свої цінності

КИЇВ. 29 вересня. УНН. У своєму традиційному вечірньому зверненні Володимир Зеленський зазначив, що у цивілізованих країнах ніхто не злякався чергових російських заяв про анексію українських територій, пише УНН. Президент України порадив окупантам тікати, здаватися в полон і боротися за власну свободу на своїх вулицях.

Вже почалась реалізація допомоги звільненим з полону, — Зеленський

КИЇВ. 28 вересня. УНН. Під час свого вечірнього звернення Володимир Зеленський повідомив, що вже почалась реалізація плану допомоги кожному з тих, хто був звільнений з полону нещодавно. Про це інформує УНН. 

Україна відповість Білорусі у разі нових атак із її території, — Данілов

КИЇВ. 28 вересня. УНН. Секретар РНБО Олексій Данилов в інтерв'ю "Настоящее время" заявив, що Україна відповість Білорусі у разі нових атак із її території, передає УНН.

Зеленська презентувала у Нью-Йорку свою благодійну фундацію

КИЇВ. 28 вересня. УНН. Перша леді України Олена Зеленська презентувала власну благодійну фундацію "Olena Zelenska Foundation" і закликала іноземних громадян долучитися до допомоги Україні. Про це пише УНН, посилаючись на сторінку Зеленської у Telegram.

Сполучене Королівство буде підтримувати Україну поки путін не зазнає поразки, — Трасс

КИЇВ. 28 вересня. УНН. Премʼєр-міністерка Сполученого Королівства Ліз Трасс у телефонній розмові з Президентом України Володимиром Зеленським заявила, що її країна «ніколи не визнає спроби росії анексувати суверенну територію». Про це повідомив речник Даунінг-стріт, передає УНН.

Німеччина передасть Україні мостові системи та великовантажні причепи

КИЇВ. 28 вересня. УНН. Німеччина передасть Україні 10 мостоукладальних систем та 90 великовантажних причепів. Про це інформує УНН з посиланням на сайт уряду ФРН.

Шольц заявив про подальшу підтримку України

КИЇВ. 28 вересня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський провів телефонну розмову з канцлером Німеччини Олафом Шольцом, де другий запевнив про подальшу підтримку України. Про це інформує УНН з посиланням на Bild.

Зеленський обговорив з Ердоганом обмін полоненими та псевдореферендуми

КИЇВ. 28 вересня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський провів телефонну розмову з президентом Туреччини Реджепом Таїпом Ердоганом. Зокрема, сторони обговорили обмін військовополоненими та псевдореферендуми росії. Про це повідомляє УНН із посиланням на сайт глави держави.

"Підтримуємо суверенітет України": МЗС Грузії засудило псевдореферендуми росії

КИЇВ. 28 вересня. УНН. Міністерство закордонних справ Грузії засудило псевдореферендуми росії на захоплених територіях України. Про це повідомляє УНН із посиланням на Twitter грузинського МЗС.

ЄС засудив фейкові "референдуми" окупантів і їхні сфальсифіковані результати

КИЇВ. 28 вересня. УНН. ЄС засуджує проведення псевдореферендумів на тимчасово окупованих територіях України та їхні сфальсифіковані результати, заявив Верховний представник ЄС із закордонних справ та політики безпеки Жозеп Боррель у середу, 28 вересня, у Twitter, пише УНН.

"Превентивність – базова річ": Зеленський назвав умову для відновлення миру

КИЇВ. 28 вересня. УНН. росія йде на ескалацію агресії саме через відсутність превентивних дій з боку світу. Тому превентивність – це те, що Україна пропонує задля досягнення миру та світової безпеки. Про це заявив президент України Володимир Зеленський під час виступу перед студентами та викладачами Гарварду, передає УНН.

Іранські безпілотники в Україні: політолог розповів, з якими наслідками може стикнутися влада Ірану

КИЇВ. 28 вересня. УНН. Незалежно від того, чи була передача росії іранських безпілотників безпосередньо за участі влади Ірану, чи за допомогою третіх країн або приватних компаній, Захід все ж надасть відповідь. Це можуть бути і економічні санкції, і підтримка протестних настроїв, і навіть повалення існуючого режиму Ірану. Про це в коментарі УНН розповів політолог Володимир Воля.

Майбутній прем'єр Італії Мелоні пообіцяла Україні "вірну підтримку"

КИЇВ. 28 вересня. УНН. Лідерка правої партії "Брати Італії" Джорджа Мелоні після перемоги на дострокових парламентських виборах пообіцяла підтримувати Україну. Про це повідомляє УНН із посиланням на Twitter майбутнього прем'єр-міністра Італії.

Сенат США підтримав законопроект з 12 млрд дол. допомоги Україні

КИЇВ. 28 вересня. УНН. Сенат США у вівторок переважною більшістю голосів проголосував за те, щоб розпочати обговорення законопроекту про бюджетне фінансування, що передбачає понад 12 млрд дол. допомоги Україні, пише УНН з посиланням на The Hill.

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PM's chief aide resigns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today’s news round up in Poland

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

Sanctions needed if Russia annexes parts of Ukraine says foreign min

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

Parliament passes electricity price freeze for households

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

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

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

US Congress approves new foreign military financing for Poland

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

Zelensky thanks Duda for support at UN forum

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

EC urges Poland to comply with air quality directive

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

No evidence Odra fish deaths due to sewage - environmental chief

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

Polish banks among digital leaders says report

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

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

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

Former agri min says greenhouses should have sufficient fuel for winter

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

President signs law on aid for firms affected by Odra crisis

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

Warsaw mayor most trusted politician

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

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

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

Today’s news round up in Poland

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

New draft of EU sanctions against Russia includes proposals by Poland

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

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

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

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

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

Top Polish leaders gather to discuss energy security

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

Coalition party calls for Sikorski's suspension over pipeline comment

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

Ruling party leader reprimanded for transgender comments

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

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

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

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

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

PM says Nord Stream gas leaks may be act of sabotage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today’s news round up in Poland

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

Foreign ministry advises against all travel to Russia

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

Poland to supply Germany with crude oil surplus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baltic Pipe was a Polish dream for decades says president

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today’s news round up in Poland

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

Government adopts draft law freezing electricity prices for households

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

Government greenlights oil and gas firms merger

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

Third Pole arrested in Dutch crime reporter's murder

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

President accuses EC head of arrogance over Italian election comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MoD to begin one-day military training courses for civilians

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

Governing party to introduce changes to vote-counting process

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

Poland may withdraw from EU recovery scheme says dep minister

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

PiS maintains lead in poll

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

Deputy PM wants 50 pct windfall tax on energy firms

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

Today’s news round up in Poland

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

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

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

Poland beats Wales in Nations League football

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

No real obstacle to receiving recovery funds by Poland says Kaczyński

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

Polish PM criticises EC president's statement on Italian elections

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

Kraków venue, organisers cancel Roger Waters concert amid war comments

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

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

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

Poland may double new pipeline's gas volume in Q4

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

Poles capture gold medal at 2022 World Rowing Championships event

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

Bydgoszcz buzz at Vintage Photo fest

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

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

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

Russians refused entry into Poland

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

Lukashenko takes credit for release of Polish minority leader

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

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

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

Poland will not accept Russians fleeing mobilisation say officials

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

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

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

No recovery funds if Poland lacks judicial independence - EC head

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

WWII looted historic rifle returned to Poland

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

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

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

Polish justice minister calls EC head 'blackmailer'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enough coal purchased to meet demand says ruling party official

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

Poland to counter disinformation threats

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

August unemployment down to 4.8 percent - stats office

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

Opposition likely to win parliamentary election if united says poll

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

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Holland downs Poland in Nations League football

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

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

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

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

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

Coking plant blast leaves three critically injured

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

Two leading parties consolidate support

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

Explosion at coking plant injures at least five

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

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

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

Lublin firm creates revolutionary elastic bone replacement

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

Poles tighten belts as prices rise, shows survey

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

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

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

Completion of Polish recovery plan's milestones key for funds

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

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

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

Russia determined to pursue its goals in Ukraine says Kaczynski

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

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

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

Air traffic making quicker than expected comeback reports Warsaw airport

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

Health minister announces new Covid vaccination awareness campaign

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poland plans to add 20,000 soldiers in 2023

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

Polish PM says Russia will continue destruction of Ukraine

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

Russian mobilisation is nothing new, says Duda aide

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

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

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

Retail sales up in August - stats office

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

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

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

Polish president urges UN to act against Russian imperialism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poland's military spending at record high says MoD

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

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

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

Polish mayor calls for gov't support over electricity prices

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

Polish minister defends container terminal project in Swinoujscie

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

Meet the Englishman whose home really is his castle

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

Graves damaged by sinkhole in cemetery

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

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

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

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

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

Around 24,000 Poles receive Omicron vaccine

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

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

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

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

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

EC corruption allegations against Hungary are fake says Polish minister

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

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

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

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Poland further limits admission of Russians on its territory

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

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

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

Poland to donate one million Covid vaccines to Ukraine

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

Almost half Ukrainian refugees plan to stay in Poland long term

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Polish, US, British soldiers start exercises in eastern Poland

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

Poland deports 770 foreigners in 2021-22

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

Polish president talks security, energy with UK PM Truss

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

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

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

Polish president pays tribute to late British queen

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

Polish president warns against Russia's imperial ambitions

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

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

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

Poland to co-host European basketball championship in 2025

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

Back to basics with Maria Meissner

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

Vistula Spit canal opens on anniversary of Soviet invasion

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

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

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

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

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

Man dies after hornet attack

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

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

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

Soviet occupation held back development of Poland and Lithuania says PM

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

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

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

August core inflation rate hits 9.9 pct - central bank

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

Defence minister signs deal for 48 South Korean combat planes

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

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

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

Gov't to extend support to electricity-heated households

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

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

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

Minimum wage hike will cost SMEs EUR 3.84 bln next year

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

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

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

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Jourova says whoever polluted Odra must pay

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

Parliament prolongs anti-inflation measures, keeps higher VAT rates

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

Poland intervenes in ICJ in show of support for Ukraine

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

Gov't to freeze electricity prices for ALL households

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fitch downgrades 2022 and 2023 growth forecasts for Poland

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

Poland plans to better protect border with Kaliningrad enclave

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

Spring 2024 ideal time for local elections says president

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

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

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

Poles tighten belts as inflation drives up prices

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

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

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

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

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

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Daughter of Smolensk crash victim calls investigator 'a liar'

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

Polish parliament calls upon Germany to acknowledge WWII reparations

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

Parliament honours Queen Elizabeth II

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

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

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

Poland’s digital economy most valuable in region

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Polish volunteers helping Ukrainian refugees invited to PE

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

Last Croatia bus crash victims await transport home

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

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

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

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

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

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Ruling party wants household energy prices at to-date level says leader

Poland's governing Law and Justice (PiS) party will introduce measures that would allow household energy prices to remain at the present level up to 2,000 KWh, its leader, Jarosław Kaczyński, said on Tuesday at a meeting with voters in Pruszków near Warsaw.

Polish FM urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to end hostilities on border

The Polish foreign minister, who is also the chairman of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), has called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to immediately cease the military escalation along their border.

More funding for Polish courses for Ukrainian children says minister

Increased funding for preparatory Polish language classes for refugee children from Ukraine will be continued, the Polish education minister said on Tuesday.

ETS reform still needed says PM

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that if the EU does not reach a common solution regarding the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), Poland will soon suggest its own proposals.

PM says local elections will likely be put back

Poland's local elections, which are scheduled for the autumn of 2023, will likely be postponed due to a potential overlap with parliamentary elections, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said.

Poland to offer aid to energy-intensive industry

The Polish government will offer a special support package to at least several hundred firms with high energy consumption, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister has announced.

Minimum wage to increase as inflation rises

Poland's minimum wage will rise by 15.9 percent in January 2023, but total growth will ultimately reach 19.6 percent after a second increase in July, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said.

Sensational WWII discoveries uncovered at Westerplatte Peninsula

Buried since 1939, a string of sensational discoveries have been made at the Westerplatte Peninsula by archaeologists working at the historic site.

Covid cases rise as holidays end says health minister

The Polish health minister has said that a recent increase in Covid infections is linked to the end of summer holiday season.

Ruling party MPs seek parliament support for German reparations claim

MPs from Law and Justice, the dominant party in Poland’s ruling coalition, have presented a draft resolution on war reparations in the Polish parliament.

Wish you weren’t here! Kraków looks to block Roger Waters’ concert over singer’s stance on Ukraine

A Kraków councillor is looking to stop Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters performing in the city in protest at the singer’s controversial views on Ukraine.

Nearly half of Poles got pay rise in last quarter says report

Forty-nine percent of respondents to a recent survey said they received a salary increase in the last quarter.

Around 6.24 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 6.24 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Tuesday morning.

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Poland's minimum wage to increase next year, gov't says

Poland's minimum monthly wage will go up to PLN 3,383 (EUR 718.2) from January 1 of next year, and the minimum hourly wage will rise to PLN PLN 22,10 (EUR 4.7), according to a government draft to be debated at Tuesday's cabinet sitting.

Belarusian authorities destroy Polish war grave

The Belarusian authorities have destroyed a Polish war grave containing the remains of four underground resistance soldiers killed by the Germans in 1943.

Governing coalition holds slight lead in polls

The ruling United Right holds a narrow lead over the centrist Civic Coalition (KO), Poland's main opposition bloc, according to a new poll.

PAP among institutions honoured by research institute council

The Polish Press Agency was one of the organizations distinguished by the Main Council of Research Institutes in Warsaw on Friday.

Poland to open new waterway on Saturday in move to bypass Russian enclave of Kaliningrad

A new navigation channel that allows ships to pass easily from the Gulf of Gdańsk to the Vistula Lagoon is to be officially opened at the weekend.

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Poland to focus on what is common in relations with Hungary says PM

Despite the recent chill in Polish-Hungarian relations over differing views of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the two countries will cooperate in areas of common interest, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said.

Russian activity on Baltic Sea to increase says Danish MoD

The conflict in Ukraine will linger on for years and Russia's activity in the Baltic Sea basin will certainly increase, Morten Bodskov, the Danish defence minister, said in Warsaw on Monday.

Poland wins silver medal at world volleyball championship

Poland took the silver medal at the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship held in Katowice, southern Poland, on Sunday.

Around 6.22 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 6.22 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Monday morning.

WW2 must be remembered not to repeat mistakes with Ukraine, PM warns

The mistakes made during World War II should not be repeated in the case of Ukraine, Poland's prime minister wrote in an article for the Sunday edition of the US daily Chicago Tribune.

Polish presidential couple to attend British queen's funeral

Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, will attend the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II in London on Monday, Sept. 19.

Around 6.19 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 6.19 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Sunday morning.

Polish, British PMs discuss bilateral ties, Ukraine

Bilateral relations, especially co-operation in providing aid to Ukraine in its conflict with Russia, dominated the Polish prime minister's Saturday telephone conversation with new British Prime minister Liz Truss.

Iga Świątek wins 2022 US Open

Tennis world no 1 Iga Świątek from Poland won the women's title at the 2022 US Open tennis grand slam tournament on Saturday, defeating Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), and becoming the first Polish woman to win the tournament.

Ukraine ready to export 100,000 tonnes of coal to Poland

Ukraine is prepared to consider introducing quotas for the export of 100,000 tonnes of hard coal to Poland in September, Denys Shmyhal, the Ukrainian prime minister, has said.

Ukrainian bookstore in Kraków becomes aid hub with a splash of culture…

In this episode of The Debrief, host John Beauchamp talks to Nadiia Moroz-Olshanska, who helps run the Nić Ukrainian bookstore and café on Kraków’s Sławkowska Street in the heart of the Old Town.

Poland suffers higher emission costs compared to EU peers

The cost of producing one megawatt of energy in Poland is three times higher than the EU average due to the country's heavy reliance on fossil fuels, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) has reported.

Around 6.17 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 6.17 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Saturday morning.

Germany's policies have done tremendous damage to Poland and Europe says PM

Berlin's hesitation, its inaction, seriously calls into question the value of the alliance with Germany, Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, said in an interview published in the German weekly Spiegel on Friday.

Hungary an obstacle to price cap on gas imports to EU says minister

Hungary is the only country which opposed a price cap on gas imports to the European Union, said Poland's climate minister on Friday.

Russian victory spells disaster for Europe says PM

A victory by Russia over Ukraine would be disastrous not only for that country but the whole of Europe, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in Kyiv on Friday.

First shipment of latest targeted Covid-19 vaccines reach Poland - health min

Health Minister Adam Niedzielski announced on Twitter that the first batch of over 450,000 targeted vaccines against Covid-19 had arrived in Poland on Friday.

Scientists find measurements of Tatra summits are WRONG and say atlases and textbooks need to be rewritten

Scientists say atlases and textbooks will have to be revised after they carried out precise measurements of the Tatra summits and found previous measurements were wrong.