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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Andrej Babiš acknowledges election defeat
Andrej Babiš acknowledges election defeat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cyber attacks linked to elections
Cyber attacks linked to elections

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Czechs electing new president
Czechs electing new president

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

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

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

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Fuel prices going up again
Fuel prices going up again

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Politicians react to Babiš's NATO statement
Politicians react to Babiš's NATO statement

Ledecká drops out of skiing world championships
Ledecká drops out of skiing world championships

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Czechia only EU country to increase its national debt in third quarter last year
Czechia only EU country to increase its national debt in third quarter last year

Nature lovers get rare chance to admire world’s smallest water lily in bloom
Visitors to Prague’s Botanical Garden in Troja have a rare chance to see the world’s smallest water lily in bloom. The plant, called Nymphaea thermarum in Latin, isn’t just tiny; it is also one of the rarest plants in the world.

Outline of new cannabis law should be finished by end of March
Outline of new cannabis law should be finished by end of March

Cigarette butts could help clean water from birth control hormones
Cigarette butts, one of the most hated types of street debris, could actually be useful. A team of scientists from the Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín, say that they have developed a method of using cigarette butts to catch hormones in wastewater.

Lipavský: Babiš damaged image of Czechia abroad with NATO statement
Lipavský: Babiš damaged image of Czechia abroad with NATO statement

Television and radio spots for presidential finalists
Television and radio spots for presidential finalists

Czechia’s international championship in historical skiing
During the eleventh year of the international championship in historical skiing in Staré Hamry - Gruň in the Beskydy Mountains, a competitor skis the slope in telemark style.

Czech doctors save life of year-old Ukrainian girl thanks to MEDEVAC program
The Czech government’s humanitarian aid program MEDEVAC provides medical assistance to people in need the world over. In war-torn Ukraine it is literally helping to save lives.   

Babiš’s statement questioning Czechia’s assistance to NATO allies causes uproar
Babiš’s statement questioning Czechia’s assistance to NATO allies causes uproar

Plíšková through to Australian Open quarterfinals 
Plíšková through to Australian Open quarterfinals 

Fresh snow draws thousands of skiers to Czech mountains
Fresh snow draws thousands of skiers to Czech mountains

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Anti-government protest leader detained over spreading false information
Anti-government protest leader detained over spreading false information

Petr Pavel leads latest polls ahead of second round of presidential elections
Petr Pavel leads latest polls ahead of second round of presidential elections

Mass for homeland served at Prague’s St. Vitus Cathedral
Mass for homeland served at Prague’s St. Vitus Cathedral

Jiří Lehečka reaches Australian Open quarterfinals
Jiří Lehečka reaches Australian Open quarterfinals

Documentary Good Old Czechs and series Five Years win main Trilobit Award
Documentary Good Old Czechs and series Five Years win main Trilobit Award

100 years since birth of artist who portrayed Mengele’s victims
It was her skill as an artist that saved Brno-born Dina Gottliebová-Babbittová from death in Auschwitz’s gas chamber. She was protected by the angel of death himself, SS doctor Josef Mengele.

Presidential music
Folk, rock, jazz, pop music - the musical tastes of Czechoslovak and later Czech presidents differed significantly. Václav Havel had the most friends among musicians, including world stars.

The 10 most famous Czech painters: Jakub Schikaneder
Schikaneder: painter of Prague nocturnes

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Hundreds of people attend anti-government demonstration in Prague
Hundreds of people attend anti-government demonstration in Prague

Presidential candidate Babiš says his wife received anonymous threat
Presidential candidate Babiš says his wife received anonymous threat

Poll: trust in politicians up at the end of 2022
Poll: trust in politicians up at the end of 2022

Heavy snow complicating traffic around Czechia
Heavy snow complicating traffic around Czechia

Firefighterts start culling thousands of ducks after latest bird flu outbreak
Firefighterts start culling thousands of ducks after latest bird flu outbreak

Fruhvirtová and Plíšková advance to fourth round at Australian Open
Fruhvirtová and Plíšková advance to fourth round at Australian Open

President Zeman grants pardon to ex-PM Nečas’s wife sentenced over abuse of power
President Zeman grants pardon to ex-PM Nečas’s wife sentenced over abuse of power

Video highlighting fake Czech “trdelník” tradition draws attention to Prague tourist blight
A recent video by a pair of Prague theatre students has caught the attention of people on social media and sparked a debate about ‘trdelník’ – the sweet chimney or funnel cake which turns on a spit and has become ubiquitous in Prague’s city centre over the past couple of decades. Many of the vendors selling the cinnamon-dusted confection have signs alluding to the long rich history of trdelník as an old Czech tradition – a tradition which, as the video points out in an amusing way, is totally made-up.

Přibáň: Babiš attempt to create presidential regime “biggest risk of election”
Since the first round of the presidential elections, many Czech liberals have expressed indignation at the language of candidate Andrej Babiš, with the billionaire ANO leader attempting to depict opponent Petr Pavel, a former head of the army, as a “warmonger”. But given that the bookies make Mr. Pavel favourite, isn’t there a certain logic to Mr. Babiš’s approach? And if it works, mightn’t he then rein in the rhetoric and become a temperate head of state? I discuss those questions – and much more – with commentator Jiří Přibáň, a law professor at Cardiff University.

“Left to rot” Sudetenland chateau slowly being resurrected by conservation enthusiasts
Located on Czechia’s western border with Germany, Chateau Čečovice is one of the many estates that were almost destroyed during Europe’s tumultuous 20th century. But a committed group of enthusiasts is doing its best to keep the architecturally diverse building standing.

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Rare white-tailed eagle spotted in Milovice
Rare white-tailed eagle spotted in Milovice

Sales of used cars down by over 10 percent in 2022
Sales of used cars down by over 10 percent in 2022

Survey: Two thirds of Czechs worried about rising expenses
Survey: Two thirds of Czechs worried about rising expenses

Lehečka and Krejčíková through to Australian Open fourth round
Lehečka and Krejčíková through to Australian Open fourth round

Foreign Minister criticizes ambassador to Israel over meeting with pro-Russian activist
Foreign Minister criticizes ambassador to Israel over meeting with pro-Russian activist

Poll indicates 82 percent could turn out in presidential election runoff
Poll indicates 82 percent could turn out in presidential election runoff

People in Need’s Šimon Pánek gets top French honour
People in Need’s Šimon Pánek gets top French honour

Schikaneder: painter of Prague nocturnes
Jakub Schikaneder is considered one of the most important Czech painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, best known for his melancholic paintings of Prague in the evening and dusk.  

Brno’s Mendel University loses right to run some doctoral programmes
Brno’s Mendel University loses right to run some doctoral programmes

Czech top court rules in favour of German shot trying to cross Iron Curtain
Czech top court rules in favour of German shot trying to cross Iron Curtain

Conductor Jakub Hrůša wins another ICMA award
The Bamberg Symphony, led by Czech conductor Jakub Hrůša, has received the International Classical Music Award for best symphonic music for their 2022 CD featuring compositions by Austrians Hans Rott, Gustav Mahler and Anton Bruckner. The album has already collected the German Record Critics’ Award.

Quality and price of Czech beer threatened by climate change
Czechs are the world’s most prolific beer drinkers and their various brews are highly sought after in markets across the globe. But a joint study conducted by universities in the UK, US and China suggests that the production of “liquid bread”, as the Czechs call their favourite drink, may in fact be under threat.

Injured wolf saved by crowdfunding efforts returned to wild
A wolf which was found lying in a ditch with serious injuries after being hit by a car in September spurred thousands of Czechs into action and started a crowdfunding effort to help save the animal’s life. Having now fully recovered, the wolf has been released back into the wild, despite previous reports that this would not be possible.

Hungary Today

UEFA Bans Flags Depicting Historical Great Hungary

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (L) wearing a scarf depicting Great Hungary after a football match of the national team. The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has declared the depiction of Great Hungary, a symbol of national unity, as a political message and says it has no place at football events, including Hungarian national […]

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It Is in Ukraine’s Interest to Guarantee Protection for its Minorities

Following a joint Hungarian-Romanian initiative, the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) unanimously decided to ask the Venice Commission, the constitutional advisory body of PACE, to examine whether the new Ukrainian law on the protection of minorities is in line with international standards, Zsolt Németh, chairman of the Foreign […]

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Opinion: Persecuted Christians Desperately Need Our Help

Hungary took a pioneering role in 2016 when it set up the Deputy State Secretariat for Persecuted Christians – which later became a State Secretariat – and launched Hungary Helps program. Today, both areas come under the same State Secretariat, headed by Tristan Azbej. The idea behind the Hungarian initiative is not to lure refugees […]

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Yair Netanyahu Defends Hungary amid Accusations of Anti-Semitism

“Criticizing George Soros is not anti-Semitism,” Israeli columnist, radio host, and political influencer Yair Netanyahu said at the MCC Conference on the Future of Publishing in Budapest on Thursday. During a panel discussion, the issue of Hungary being labeled anti-Semitic because of posters linking Hungarian-born US financier George Soros to illegal migration was raised. In […]

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We are United to Help, According to State Secretary Potápi

At the Rákóczi Association’s camp on Thursday, the State Secretary for National Policy praised Hungarian support for Transcarpathia and the people living there. All parts of the Hungarian nation have joined forces to help Hungarians living in Transcarpathia, Árpád János Potápi said in Sátoraljaújhely. He thanked the Rákóczi Association for the joy it brought to […]

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Krone.at

Zu Besuch beim letzten Tamburizza-Bauer
Vor genau 100 Jahren wurde im Burgenland die erste Tamburizza-Gruppe gegründet. Seither gilt das Zupfinstrument, das italienischen Mandolinen und russischen Balalaikas ähnelt, als kulturelles Identifikationsmittel der Burgenland-Kroaten. Paul Berlakovich aus Großwarasdorf ist der Einzige im Land, der sie noch bauen kann. Plus: Alles über die Geschichte der Tamburizzas.

100-Jähriger: „Das Radfahren hielt mich fit“
Kurt Enenkel führte im wahrsten Sinn des Wortes ein bewegtes Leben. „Ich könnte Ihnen ganze Bücher voll erzählen“, verrät er der „Krone“ zu seinem runden Jubiläum.

Cobra sprengte Wohnungstür und traf auf Kugelhagel
Lange haben Polizisten versucht, Harald M. (60) zur Aufgabe zu bewegen - jedoch vergebens. Der 60-Jährige schoss in Wien-Penzing dutzende Male in Richtung der Beamten. Bei dem folgenden Schusswechsel wurde er von einem Cobra-Mann tödlich getroffen. Das Landeskriminalamt Steiermark untersucht nun den Waffengebrauch. Gegen den Österreicher bestand ein Waffenverbot.

SPÖ-Debakel: Übernimmt die linke Hoffnung Babler?
Schon während des Wahlkampfes zeichnete es sich ab: Die SPÖ ist in Niederösterreich schwer angeschlagen, jetzt ist das Resultat da. Am Abend zog sich die SPÖ zur Krisensitzung zurück. Dass Veränderungen alternativlos sind, sehen selbst die Granden der Sozialdemokratie so, auch wenn Spitzenkandidat Franz Schnabl nichts davon wissen will. Doch wer soll die SPÖ aus der Krise führen? Immer wieder fällt der Name des Traiskirchner Bürgermeisters. Doch wie tickt Andi Babler?

Wagner-Söldner durch reguläre Truppen ersetzt?
Laut dem Institute for the Study of War (kurz ISW), einem US-Thinktank (einer Denkfabrik, Anm.), werden die erschöpften Einheiten des privaten Sicherheits- und Militärunternehmens Gruppe Wagner, die schwere Verluste erlitten haben, durch reguläre russische Truppen ersetzt, um die Offensive auf Bachmut voranzutreiben. Seit der Eroberung von Soledar haben die Soldaten der Wagner-Gruppe dort keine nennenswerten Geländegewinne mehr erzielt.

Gasverbrauch könnte wegen sinkender Preise steigen
Der Gasverbrauch könnte wegen sinkender Preise wieder steigen. Dies müsse verhindert werden, sagte die deutsche Energieexpertin Veronika Grimm. Unter Umständen müsse die Bundesregierung etwa Anreize setzen, damit weiterhin Gas gespart werde.

Bursch (15) erschossen, Minderjähriger verhaftet
Die Bandenkriminalität in Schweden eskaliert weiter: Am Samstagabend ist ein 15-Jähriger neben einem Restaurant in der Stadt Huddinge südlich von Stockholm von einem Schuss getroffen worden und später gestorben. Die Polizei nahm einen Minderjährigen als Verdächtigen fest. Nordwestlich von Stockholm gab es in der Nacht zum Sonntag außerdem erneut Explosionen an Wohnhäusern.

„Ein Gefühl“: US-General erwartet Krieg mit China
Ein General der US-Luftwaffe rechnet damit, dass das chinesische Militär in zwei Jahren in Taiwan einmarschieren wird. Das schrieb er in einem Memorandum am Wochenende. Der US-Präsident Joe Biden versprach bereits im Falle einer Eskalation Taiwan beistehen zu wollen.

NÖ-Wahl: „Ergebnis für Bundes-SPÖ ein Armageddon“
Neben der ÖVP hat auch die SPÖ am Sonntag bei der Landtagswahl in Niederösterreich ihr historisch schlechtestes Wahlergebnis hinnehmen müssen. Für „Krone“-Innenpolitikexpertin Ida Metzger ist das Resultat auch für die Sozialdemokraten auf Bundesebene ein „Armageddon“. Ihr zufolge wird das NÖ-Ergebnis für neue Unruhen unter den Genossen sorgen. 

Polit-Beben! ÖVP stürzt ab, FPÖ auf dem Vormarsch
Niederösterreich hat gewählt. Nach Hochrechnungen steht mittlerweile fest: Die Landes-ÖVP von Johanna Mikl-Leitner stürzt historisch ab, bleibt aber mit knapp 40 Prozent klar stimmenstärkste Partei. Auch die SP-NÖ verliert und fällt auf das schlechteste Ergebnis ihrer Geschichte. Die FPÖ kann hingegen deutliche Zugewinne verbuchen, hat allerdings bereits eine Zusammenarbeit mit Mikl-Leitner ausgeschlossen. Auch Grüne und NEOS verzeichnen ein leichtes Plus. Mit dem Liveticker der „Krone“ bleiben Sie stets auf dem neuesten Stand.

Bundesregierung verliert Mehrheit im Bundesrat
Nach der Landtagswahl in Niederösterreich dürfte die Koalition aus ÖVP und Grünen die Mehrheit im Bundesrat verlieren. Die ÖVP würde nach derzeitigem Stand zwei Mandate einbüßen und 24 der 61 Bundesräte stellen. Eines ihrer Mandate wandert zu den Grünen, die damit auf sechs Bundesräte kommen, das zweite zur FPÖ (künftig elf Bundesräte). 

FPÖ: Keine Zusammenarbeit mit Mikl-Leitner
Höchst zufrieden hat sich FPÖ-Generalsekretär Michael Schnedlitz am Sonntag über das Abschneiden seiner Partei bei der niederösterreichischen Landtagswahl gezeigt. Eine Zusammenarbeit mit ÖVP-Landeschefin Johanna Mikl-Leitner schloss er gegenüber dem ORF aus, auch zur Landeshauptfrau werde man sie nicht wählen, kündigte er an.

Sturm auf ÖVP-Zentrale: Drei Täter verhaftet
Für viel Aufsehen und einen Polizeieinsatz sorgten drei Vermummte am Wahlsonntag bei der ÖVP-Zentrale in St. Pölten. Sie kletterten auf das Gebäude und warfen mit Flugzetteln. Bei den Tätern soll es sich um einen 20-jährigen Tullner, einen 21-jährigen Wiener und einen 31-jährigen Kremser handeln.

„Wahre Grüne“ rechnen mit Bürgermeister Willi ab
Die Ex-Grünen Marcela Duftner, Thomas Lechleitner und Renate Krammer-Stark von „Lebenswertes Innsbruck“ sprechen über ihre Motive zu gehen und darüber, was sie in Zukunft vorhaben. Eine Rückkehr zur alten Partei sei möglich.

Neuanfang nach der Flucht: „KTM ist neue Familie“
Sein zweiter Sohn wurde geboren, als Abdulkarim Haj Yasin im Juni des Vorjahres gerade Österreich erreichte. Seit Oktober arbeitet der Syrer bei KTM in Mattighofen in Oberösterreich. „Meine neue Familie“, sagt der 27-Jährige und hofft, bleiben zu dürfen. Lesen Sie hier, wie der Motorradhersteller die Integration erleichtert und was beim Deutschlernen hilft.

Firmen machen Dampf mit neuen Tee-Getränken
Wenn es draußen kalt ist, lassen sich viele Österreicher gerne einen guten Tee schmecken. Das freut die Branche, die hierzulande mit dem Heißgetränk im Jahr 80 Millionen Euro Umsatz macht und das hohe Niveau während der Lockdowns halten konnte. Nun wollen Firmen mit neuen Tee-Getränken Dampf machen.

Ukraine: Sanktionen gegen Raiffeisen und UniCredit
Die russischen Leasingtöchter der Großbanken Raiffeisen und UniCredit sind von der Ukraine offiziell als „Kriegshelfer“ gebrandmarkt und mit Sanktionen wie der Beschlagnahme von Vermögen belegt worden. Dies geht aus einem Erlass von Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj hervor, der am Samstagabend veröffentlicht wurde. Die RBI erklärte am Sonntag, betroffen wären Kunden, wenn sie mit geleaster Ware in die Ukraine fahren würden.

Acht von zehn Salzburgern kämpfen mit Wohnkosten
Das Leben wird immer teurer. Speziell steigende Mieten und hohe Energiekosten setzen vielen zu. Wohnen erscheint unter diesem Aspekt als Luxus. Die allgemeine Teuerung macht sich laut einer Statistik-Austria-Umfrage aber auch noch in vielen anderen Bereichen bemerkbar.

4300 Jahre alt: Mit Gold verzierte Mumie entdeckt
In den vergangenen Jahren hat Ägypten beeindruckende archäologische Funde präsentiert, der neueste dürfte sie aber alle übertreffen: Eine 4300 Jahre alte, mit Blattgold geschmückte Mumie begeistert Archäologen in der Nähe von Kairo. Der Sarg sei „so, wie ihn die alten Ägypter hinterlassen“ haben, heißt es.

Nobelpreisträger:„Spiele jede Woche Basketball“
Jeder Patient ist anders und braucht eine auf ihn zugeschnittene Therapie. Diesem Gedanken folgt die Präzisionsmedizin, der die MedUni Wien nun ein eigenes Institut widmet. Benannt ist es nach dem Vordenker und Nobelpreisträger Eric Kandel (93). Im „Krone“-Interview spricht der gebürtige Wiener über die neuen Heilungschancen und das Geheimnis seiner Fitness im hohen Alter.

„Wir haben einfach keinen Platz mehr!“
Eine junge Mutter in Wien verzweifelt an ihrer Wohnsituation. 47 Quadratmeter für bald fünf Personen sind zu wenig. Eine größere Wohnung muss her, doch Wiener Wohnen stellt sich quer.

Krankenhausreif geschlagen: Lugner-Ex über Attacke
Bekannt wurde sie als eines der „Tierchen“ von Kult-Baumeister Richard Lugner. Nun sorgt Lydia Kelovitz alias „Wildsau“ für dramatische Schlagzeilen. Gegenüber der „Krone“ berichtet K. über den Vorfall in einer Wiener Bar, als sie von einem Ex-Freund brutal attackiert wurde.

Wenn Träume wahr werden: Umkämpfter Weg zum Star
Das Erfolgsmusical „Funny Girl“ feiert am Samstag in der Bühne Baden Premiere. Als „Fanny Brice“ zu sehen ist Volksopern-Star Johanna Arrouas. In die Rolle des Florenz Ziegfeld schlüpft Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz. Die „Krone“ hat ihn zum Gespräch getroffen.

Auch für Oberösterreich war diese Wahl spannend
In Oberösterreich wurde die Wahl im Nachbarbundesland natürlich aufmerksam verfolgt, wobei LH Thomas Stelzer (ÖVP) natürlich besonders mit seiner Partei- und Funktionskollegin Johanna Mikl-Leitner mitfieberte. Lesen Sie hier erste Reaktionen auf die Ergebnisse der Wahl in Niederösterreich.

„Pendler wieder zurück in das Südburgenland holen“
Im Südburgenland gibt es traditonell viele Auspendler nach Wien oder Graz. Die Job-Initiative „Wieder daheim sein“ informiert nun wieder über Chancen in der Region. 

Schmusekater „Willi“ ist zurück in seinem Revier
Über drei Wochen lang war Kater „Willi“ aus Hackerberg abgängig. Während seine Besitzer außer sich vor Sorge waren, unternahm der Stubentiger einen Ausflug in die Nachbargemeinde Stinatz und vergnügte sich dort mit vier Katzendamen auf dem Dachboden. Sein amouröses Abenteuer dürfte aber nicht ohne Folgen geblieben sein... 

Stefan Kraft jubelt über nächstes Stockerl am Kulm
Stefan Kraft ist am Sonntag bei der Flug-Show am Kulm als Dritter nach Platz 2 tags zuvor erneut aufs Podest geflogen! Der Salzburger landete vor 6300 Zuschauern bei 233 und 231 Metern, auf den norwegischen Doppelsieger Halvor Egner Granerud fehlten 9,1 Punkte. 

VSV geht mit einem 3:1-Polster ins Schlussdrittel
16 Spiele in Folge hat VSV in Klagenfurt nicht mehr gewonnen - diesmal legten die Adler aber los wie die Feuerwehr, führten nach sechs Minuten schon 2:0. Dabei bliebs im ersten Drittel auch. Nach dem zweiten Drittel steht‘s nun 3:1.

Tiroler FPÖ sieht ersten Schritt zu Kanzler Kickl
Während die Tiroler ÖVP den Ausgang der Landtagswahl in Niederösterreich zurückhaltend kommentierte, sah die Tiroler FPÖ angesichts des satten Zugewinns „einen weiteren Schritt, dass die FPÖ endlich in Österreich die politische Führungsrolle übernimmt“. Wie die Freiheitlichen sahen auch die anderen Parteien den Verlust der absoluten Mehrheit der ÖVP positiv. Das Abschneiden der FPÖ wiederum bewerteten SPÖ und Grüne kritisch.

Wintertourismus holt trotz Schneemangel auf
Mit guten News können die heimischen Beherbergungsbetriebe aufwarten: Der Start in die Wintersaison ist bisher sehr erfreulich verlaufen - und das bei einer eher dürftigen Schneelage. 

UNN - Ukrainski Nacionalni novini

Україні потрібно посилити захист проти аеродинамічних та балістичних ракет - Повітряні сили ЗСУ

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Україні потрібно посилити захист проти аеродинамічних та балістичних ракет. Зокрема, російській ракеті  Іскандер-М можуть протистояти SAMP/T та система Patriot, надані західними партнерами. Про це розповів речник командування Повітряних сил Збройних сил України полковник Юрій Ігнат в ефірі національного телемарафону, передає УНН.

Те, що відбулося в Ірані, є наслідком їх політики - спікер Повітряних сил

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Речник командування Повітряних сил Збройних сил України полковник Юрій Ігнат в ефірі національного телемарафону прокоментував вибухи на стратегічних об'єктах Ірану, зазначивши, що те, що відбулося є "наслідком їхньої політики", пише УНН.

Володимир Зеленський провів чергове засідання Ставки Верховного Головнокомандувача

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський у неділю провів чергове засідання Ставки Верховного Головнокомандувача, інформує УНН.

Резніков сподівається, що 2023-й стане роком перемоги

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Міністр оборони України Олексій Резніков в інтерв’ю Rosemary Barton Live висловив сподівання, що російсько-українська війна закінчить у 2023 році. Він також розповів, що написав "список побажань Санті", у якому перелік озброєння, необхідного для перемоги України, передає УНН.

Зеленський запросив новообраного президента Чехії в Україну

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський привітав Петра Павела із перемогою на виборах Президента Чехії і запросив в Україну, передає УНН.

Уряд прийняв нову постанову про заборону виїзду держслужбовців за кордон

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Посадові особи можуть виїжджати за кордон виключно з метою службового відрядження для розв'язання питань, які необхідні саме Україні, але існують і винятки, про це розповів прессекретар ДПСУ Андрій Демченко в ефірі загальнонаціонального марафону «Єдині новини», передає УНН з посиланням на сторінку у Telegram Держприкордонслужби.

Основна функція пригожина - медійна та політична: ГУР МОУ

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Основна функція керівника приватної військової компанії "вагнера" євгенія пригожина — медійна та політична. Про це повідомив представник Головного управління розвідки Міністерства оборони України Андрій Юсов в ефірі національного телемарафону, передає УНН

Війна виставляє жорсткі рахунки авторам та співучасникам: Подоляк про вибухи в Ірані

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Михайло Подоляк прокоментував нічні вибухи в Ірані, сказавши про те що війна "виставляє жорсткі рахунки авторам та співучасникам", передає УНН з посиланням на сторінку у Twitter радника голови Офісу Президента України.

Саакашвілі заявив про "агентів Кремля" у своєму оточенні: про кого йдеться

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Третій президент Грузії Михайло Саакашвілі не виключив, що до організації його повернення до Грузії восени 2021 року були причетні люди, які мали відношення до російських спецслужб, передає УНН.

Зеленський та Єрмак вшанували пам’ять Героїв Крут

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський та Керівник Офісу Президента України Андрій Єрмак з командою вшанували пам'ять полеглих в боротьбі за незалежну Україну під час Української революції 1917-1921 років, передає УНН з посиланням на сторінку у Telegram Андрія Єрмака.

Королевська та її чоловік написали заяви на складання мандатів нардепів

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Нардепи Наталія Королевська та її чоловік Юрій Солод написали заяви на складання мандатів народних депутатів. Про це в коментарі УНН повідомив нардеп від партії "Голос" Ярослав Желєзняк.

Виженемо російський флот з Чорного моря: Андрій Мельник закликав Німеччину передати Україні підводний човен

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Заступник міністр закордонних справ Андрій Мельник закликав Німеччину передати Україні підводний човен, щоб вигнати російський флот з Чорного моря. Таку ініціативу Мельник, який раніше був послом України у Німеччині, оприлюднив у Twitter, передає УНН.

Нетаньягу планує озброїти ізраїльтян після теракту в Єрусалимі

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Прем'єр-міністр Ізраїлю Біньямін Нетаньягу оголосив про плани полегшити ізраїльтянам отримання вогнепальної зброї на тлі ескалації насильства на окупованій палестинській території, передає УНН з посиланням на Aljazeera.

Дефіцит в енергосистемі значний: областям зменшили ліміти споживання - Укренерго

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Дефіцит в енергосистемі все ще є значним, до областей доведені зменшені ліміти споживання, передає УНН із посиланням на Укренерго.

Шольц хоче і надалі дзвонити путіну: чому

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Канцлер Німеччини Олаф Шольц хоче продовжувати намагатися працювати над припиненням війни проти України в прямих переговорах з президентом росії володимиром путіним, передає УНН із посиланням на Welt.

Дональд Трамп розпочав свою президентську кампанію-2024

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Дональд Трамп розпочав свою президентську кампанію-2024 зі звинувачень демократів у корупції та комунізмі. Про це повідомляє The New York Post, передає УНН.

Зеленський заявив, що Україні потрібні далекобійні ракети

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський заявив, що Україні потрібні далекобійні ракети для того, щоб забрати у військ РФ можливість знищувати українські міста. Про це він сказав у своєму вечірньому зверненні, пише УНН.

"Уралкалій" та "Білоруська залізниця": Зеленський увів у дію санкції проти 185 компаній та осіб

КИЇВ. 29 січня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський, 28 січня, увів в дію санкції щодо осіб і компаній, причетних до перевезення окупантів і техніки. У списку російські та білоруські компанії та фізичні особи. Про це свідчить опублікований указ Президента, пише УНН.

Президент увів в дію санкції щодо осіб і компаній, причетних до перевезення окупантів і техніки

КИЇВ. 28 січня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський сьогодні, 28 січня, увів в дію санкції щодо осіб і компаній, причетних до перевезення окупантів і техніки. Про це він заявив під час вечірнього звернення до народу, передає УНН.

У ДПСУ пояснили винятки для виїзду чиновників за кордон

КИЇВ. 28 січня. УНН. У Державній прикордонній службі України повідомили про винятки з заборони виїзд за кордон для посадовців, передає УНН.

Без будь-яких «якщо» та «але»: голова Єврокомісії про підтримку України

КИЇВ. 28 січня. УНН. Президент Європейської комісії Урсула фон дер Ляєн заявила напередодні саміту ЄС-Україна наступного тижня, що Україна користується беззастережною підтримкою з боку блоку і що країні необхідно протистояти атакам росії, щоб захистити європейські цінності, повідомляє УНН.

Україна розраховує для початку отримати 24 винищувачі від партнерів - речник Повітряних сил

КИЇВ. 28 січня. УНН. Постачання авіації буде відбуватися поетапно, як це проводиться із наданням систем ППО. Для початку Україна розраховує на 24 літаки. Про це в ефірі телемарафону повідомив речник командування Повітряних сил ЗСУ Юрій Ігнат, передає УНН.

Росія утримує в заручниках понад 20 тисяч цивільних українців

КИЇВ. 28 січня. УНН. Російська федерація затримала на окупованих територіях більше 20 тисяч цивільних громадян України. Їх місце перебування наразі невідоме. Про це в інтерв’ю Радіо Свобода розповів Уповноважений Верховної Ради України Дмитро Лубінець, передає УНН.

Винищувачі для України: у Повітряних силах озвучили очікувану кількість літаків від партнерів

КИЇВ. 28 січня. УНН. Україна прагне отримати від партнерів 24 сучасних винищувачі в межах першої партії. Цю цифру надав іспанському EL PAÍS у п’ятницю речник Повітряних сил ЗС України полковник Юрій Ігнат, пише УНН.

США відкрили гарячу лінію для повідомлень про корупцію та зловживання, які впливають на підтримку України

КИЇВ. 28 січня. УНН. США відкрили гарячу лінію для повідомлень про факти корупції та зловживання, які впливають на підтримку США Україні. Про це йдеться в повідомленні Офісу генерального інспектора Агентства США з міжнародного розвитку, передає УНН.

"Уже йдуть, йдуть прискорено" - Подоляк про переговори щодо можливого постачання авіації та ракет

КИЇВ. 28 січня. УНН. Радник керівника Офісу Президента України Михайло Подоляк повідомив в ефірі одного з телеканалів, що Україна веде переговори щодо постачання штурмової авіації та ракет, передає УНН.

"Олімпійські принципи та війна - протилежні одне одному": Зеленський показав фото зруйнованих спортивних арен України

КИЇВ. 28 січня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський заявив, що про участь росії в олімпійському русі можна говорити після того, як країна припинить військову агресію та терор. Він також продемонстрував фото зруйнованих російськими загарбниками спортивних закладів, передає УНН.

“Поставки налагоджені, а всі хлопці нагодовані”: офіцер батальйону “Свобода” Андрій Іллєнко про харчування на фронті

КИЇВ. 28 січня. УНН. Офіцер батальйону “Свобода” четвертої бригади Нацгвардії Андрій Іллєнко розповів, що критичних проблем з поставками на фронт продуктів харчування він, особисто, не помічав, а раціоном страв - задоволений, передає УНН.

Макрон заявив, що продовжить "розмовляти з росією"

КИЇВ. 28 січня. УНН. Президент Франції Еммануель Макрон запевнив у п'ятницю, що продовжуватиме "розмовляти з росією", попри критику, яку це викликає, але також закликав Китай виступити проти "імперіалістичної війни" в Україні. Його заяву цитує TF1 INFO, пише УНН.

МОК пропонує світу промоцію насильства - Подоляк

КИЇВ. 28 січня. УНН. Радник керівника Офісу Президента України Михайло Подоляк написав у Twitter, що спорт не може бути поза політикою, а Міжнародний олімпійський комітет толерує насилля. Про це інформує УНН.

Президент МОК відреагував на готовність України бойкотувати Олімпіаду через участь росіян та білорусів

КИЇВ. 28 січня. УНН. Президент Міжнародного олімпійського комітету Томас Бах висловився щодо можливого повернення російських спортсменів у світовий спорт і заявив, що місія МОК - "об'єднати всіх спортсменів з усього світу, це особливий символ Олімпіади", а можливий бойкот України "не відповідає нашій місії", повідомляє Spiegel, пише УНН.

Посол Ізраїлю в Німеччині: допомагаємо Україні більше, ніж відомо

КИЇВ. 28 січня. УНН. Ізраїль підтримує Україну у війні проти росії у більшому масштабі, ніж відомо громадськості. Про це сказав ізраїльський посол у Німеччині Рон Просор в інтерв'ю виданню WAZ, передає УНН.

Міноборони: питання постачання зброї та її обліку є першочерговим

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Питання постачання зброї та її обліку приділяється дуже прискіплива увага. Про це написав міністр оборони України Олексій Резніков у своєму Facebook. Він наголосив, що отримує позитивні відгуки від міжнародних партнерів щодо логістичної програми LOGFAS, пише УНН.

Орбан порівняв Україну із Афганістаном і назвав її "нічийною землею": МЗС викликає посла Угорщини

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Міністерство закордонних справ України оголосило, що викличе посла Угорщини після того, як прем'єр-міністр країни Віктор Орбан допустив зневажливі висловлювання на адресу України, порівнявши її з Афганістаном та назвавши "нічийною землею". Про це інформує УНН, посилаючись на Facebook речника зовнішньополітичного відомства Олега Ніколенка.

Уряд спростив вимоги до будівництва та ремонту із захисту об’єктів критичної інфраструктури ПЕК

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Кабінет Міністрів України спростив вимоги до щодо будівництва, ремонту та інших інженерно-технічних заходів із захисту об’єктів критичної інфраструктури паливно-енергетичного сектору (ПЕК) критичної інфраструктури. Про це повідомив представник уряду у Верховній Раді Тарас Мельничук в Telegram, передає УНН.

Спецслужби рф готують чергову спецоперацію з дискредитації воєнно-політичного керівництва України - розвідка

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. За інформацією ГУР МОУ, найближчим часом спецслужбами рф буде запущено широку інформаційно-психологічну спецоперацію з дискредитації низки представників українського воєнно-політичного керівництва, передає УНН.

Кабмін планує внести зміни в податкові пільги для бізнесу з 1 липня

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Кабінет Міністрів ухвалив законопроєкт, у якому запропоновано повернути підприємства на систему оподаткування, що діяла до впровадження пільгового режиму у 2%, за умови припинення або скасування воєнного стану, але не пізніше 1 липня цього року. Про це інформує УНН з посиланням на сторінку представника уряду у Верховній Раді Тараса Мельничука в Telegram.

Уряд затвердив порядок бронювання військовозобов'язаних

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Кабінет Міністрів України затвердив порядок бронювання військовозобов'язаних під час дії воєнного стану, повідомив представник уряду у Верховній Раді Тарас Мельничук на своїй сторінці в Telegram, передає УНН.

Нейтральності не існує: Зеленський запросив главу МОК у Бахмут

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський запросив главу Міжнародного олімпійського комітетуту Томаса Баха, який намагається "витягнути у світовий спорт представників держави-терориста", у Бахмут, передає УНН.

Ситуація під Бахмутом та Вугледаром залишається надзвичайно гострою - Зеленський

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Ситуація на під Бахмутом та Вугледаром залишається надзвичайно гострою. Окупанти свідомо й методично знищують ці міста й села навколо них. Про це повдіомив під час вечірнього звернення Президент України Володимир Зеленський, передає УНН.

Будь-який нейтральний прапор російських спортсменів заплямований кров’ю: Зеленський звернувся до керівництва МОК

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський розкритикував керівника Міжнародного олімпійського комітету Томаса Баха за "намагань витягнути у світовий спорт представників держави-терориста" і наголосив, що "будь-який нейтральний прапор російських спортсменів заплямований кров’ю". Про це він сказав у вечрньому зверненні до українців, передає УНН.

Під час останньої атаки рф пошкодила пʼять високовольтних підстанцій - Шмигаль

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Вчора, 26 січня, Україна пережила тринадцяту велику російську повітряну атаку проти енергосистеми країни. Унаслідок атаки було пошкоджено п’ять високовольтних підстанцій, повідомив під час засідання Уряду прем'єр-міністр Денис Шмигаль, передає УНН.

Кабмін подав законопроєкт про створення Офісу ОЕСР в Україні

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Прем'єр-міністр України Денис Шмигаль під час засідання Уряду повідомив, що Кабмін подав до Верховної Ради законопроєкт, який дозволить створити Офіс Організації економічного співробітництва та розвитку (ОЕСР) в Україні, передає УНН.

Швидка відбудова енергосистеми України: Шмигаль роповів деталі "енергетичного Рамштайну"

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Вчора, 26 січня, відбулося засідання у форматі “енергетичного Рамштайну”, під час якого урядовці обговорили питання швидкої відбудови енергосистеми. Про це повідомив прем’єр-міністр України Денис Шмигаль під час засідання Уряду, передає УНН.

Буде занадто пізно, якщо танки Abrams прибудуть в Україну до серпня - Зеленський

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Якщо танки Abrams прибудуть в Україну до серпня, буде надто пізно. Про це заявив Президент України Володимир Зеленський в інтерв'ю SkyNews, передає УНН.

Чиновникам заборонили їздити за кордон без поважних причин: уряд схвалив постанову

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Уряд схвалив постанову, яка забороняє на час війни виїзд чиновників за кордон без поважних причин. Про це повідомив у Telegram Прем'єр-міністр України Денис Шмигаль, передає УНН.

Мустафа Найєм очолив Агентство відновлення

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Головою Агентства відновлення призначено Мустафу Найєма. Відповідне рішення ухвалив Кабінет Міністрів на своєму засіданні, передає УНН.

Зеленського просять призначити Тищенка послом у Таїланді - петиція

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Українці просять Президента України Володимира Зеленського розглянути можливість призначення народного депутата Миколу Тищенка послом в Королівство Таїланд, аби той міг "допомогти людям, яких держава кинула напризволяще під палючим сонцем". Відповідна петиція зареєстрова на офіційному інтернет-представництві Президента України, передає УНН.

Зеленський подякував Польщі за рішення передати Україні ще 60 танків

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський подякував Польщі за рішення про передачу Україні 60 польських танків, 30 із яких PT-91 Twardy, передає УНН.

"Байдужість убиває разом з ненавистю": Зеленський зробив звернення до Дня пам'яті жертв Голокосту

КИЇВ. 27 січня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський у зверненні з нагоди Міжнародного дня пам’яті жертв Голокосту заявив, що байдужість убиває разом з ненавистю. Тому, зазначив він, чим більше народів світу подолають байдужість, тим менше простору у світі залишиться для ненависті, передає УНН.

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Ruling coalition maintains lead in voter support poll

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

Over 47 pct say Tusk as PM bad for Poles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Polish FM condemns synagogue attack in Israel

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

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

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

Russia accuses Poland of hostile plans against Ukraine says security official

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

Two dead, four hurt in Katowice presbytery blast

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

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

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

Two now confirmed dead in Katowice blast

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

Ukrainian president thanks Poland for another batch of tanks

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

One dead in house explosion in Katowice

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

Poland remembers Holocaust victims

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

Chilling new book reveals meticulous planning behind Auschwitz death camp

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

Polish ambassador to EU hosts meeting on aid for Ukraine

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

Opposition leader slams ruling party's electoral code changes

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

Trial of Polish activist in Belarus continues

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

Polish FDI in Ukraine to grow significantly in coming years

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

Lower house passes bill limiting district heating prices

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

Today’s news round up in Poland

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

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

Biden may visit Poland according to US media reports

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

Polish armed forces recruit over 16,000 in 2022

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

EC approves Polish aid programme for tourist sector

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

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

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

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

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

Polish gas operator with all pipeline siting decisions

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

Working from home saves Polish employees around 54 mins a day

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

UK MP calls for huge arms plant for Ukraine in Poland

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

Ukraine's struggle must get global backing says PM

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

Poland to ask for EU money before fulfilling milestones

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

Covid peak at turn of February and March says official

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

Today’s news round up in Poland

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Poland repatriates two paintings looted during WWII

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

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

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

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

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

Opposition to probe why teenage rape victim was refused abortion

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

Polish PM lauds German decision to send Leopards to Ukraine

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

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

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

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

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

Poland hopes for EU's toughest sanctions on Russia

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

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

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

December unemployment up to 5.2 percent - stats office

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

Poland sees drop in murders in 2022

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

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

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

Today’s news round up in Poland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PM hopes for quick response from Berlin to tank transfer request

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

Some elementary school children to get free laptops says PM

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

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

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

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

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

Poland wants tank coalition to be as large as possible

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

Berlin receives consent request for transfer of Leopards to Ukraine

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

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

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

Poland to request German consent for Leopard tank transfer to Ukraine

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

Number of Russians crossing into Poland from Kaliningrad plummets

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

Today’s news round up in Poland

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Polish football to get Portuguese coach

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

Polish president believes Ukraine will defeat Russia

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

Drop in flu and flu-related infections says minister

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

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

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

Ruling coalition maintains lead in poll

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

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

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

German Patriot missiles on the way to Poland

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

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

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

Poland to ask Germany for permission to transfer tanks to Ukraine

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

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

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

Retail sales up in December - stats office

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

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

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

Germany will not object to Poland sending Leopard tanks to Ukraine

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

Today’s news round up in Poland

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Poland marks anniversary of 1863 uprising against Russia

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

Polish PM vows to aid Ukraine with or without German consent

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

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

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

Shalom! Teaching Hebrew in Kraków…

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

Poland's food exports surge in 2022

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

Poland still hopes for deal on tanks for Ukraine

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

Germany to start relocating Patriot systems to Poland on Monday

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

Poland can train and equip Ukrainian brigade, says MoD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poland is leader in helping Ukraine says US defence min

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

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

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

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

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

Educated women in Poland still earn less than their male peers

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

World media to publish Poland-sponsored stories about Russian despotism

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

Today’s news round up in Poland

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

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

Spanish divers posed no threat to critical infrastructure says PM

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

Poland must remind 'tired' West about Ukraine says PM

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

Israeli ambassador says Polish roots visible in modern Israel

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

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

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

Deer-lightful! Rare baby deer born in Poznań zoo

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

Polish PM asks for report on three Spanish divers

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

Polish PM says new Supreme Court law needs no more changes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poland launches new child-care programme

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

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

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

Thefts on the rise in Poland

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

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

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

Duda says Ukraine needs more weapons to stop Russian offensive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Culture minister highlights risk of trade in stolen Ukrainian artefacts

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

Russian propaganda still trying to rubbish Poland says security official

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

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

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

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

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

Davos meeting focuses on peace in Ukraine says Polish PM

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

President, PM send condolences after helicopter crash in Ukraine

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

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

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

Ruling party leads support ranking

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

Poland likely to avoid recession says PM

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

No hearing on first day of Poczobut trial

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

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EP should stop lecturing Poland amid corruption scandal says Duda

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

Russia must fail in war says Polish president

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flu epidemic grips Poland

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

Foreign firms invest nearly EUR 4 bln in Poland

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

Polish House opens at World Economic Forum in Davos

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

President rallies for imprisoned Belarusian-Polish activist

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

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

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

Ukraine needs more and more weapons says Polish president

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

Patriot batteries to reach Poland in coming days says MoD

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

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EU sees Poland as main supporter of Ukrainian refugees

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

Pole dies after crashing car into Brandenburg Gate

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

Polish president to advocate for giving tanks to Ukraine in Davos

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

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

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

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

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

December core inflation rate hits 11.5 pct - central bank

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

Polish PM appeals to Germany to send Ukraine weapons

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

Poland does not need lessons in democracy says PM

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

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

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

Bundeswehr starts relocating Patriot batteries to Poland

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

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

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

Polish PM believes Germany will approve handover of tanks to Ukraine

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

Trial of Polish activist starts in Belarus

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

Investigation into scam that hit Polish Football Association continues

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

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Three Spanish divers rescued by Polish services in Baltic Sea

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

Polish passport among strongest in the world

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

Ruling coalition maintains lead in voter support poll

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

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

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

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

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

Young Pole comes out on top in his Dakar debut

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

Poland takes second place in World Cup team ski jumping event

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

Pole wins snowboarding World Cup

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

Russia may attack Ukraine from Belarus, Polish PM warns

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

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

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

No room for talks with Putin says Polish official

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education minister says amended Supreme Court law will unlock EU funds

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

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

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

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

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

PM praises passage of Supreme Court law

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

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

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

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

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

Inflation at 10 percent in Q3, says expert

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

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

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

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

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

Germany should allow for Poland to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine

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

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

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

President's new foreign policy aide outlines agenda

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

Almost 50 percent of Poles believe military growth adds to security

A Friday published survey conducted by the IBRiS pollster for the Rzeczpospolita daily shows that 48.1 percent of Poles believe the purchasing of weapons and increasing the number of soldiers will improve Poland's military security.

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UK joins Poland in tanks for Ukraine initiative

Poland and the United Kingdom have already decided to hand over some of their tanks to Ukraine to help Kyiv in its war against Russia, an aide to the Ukrainian president has said.

More rate hikes unlikely says RPP member

Poland's rate-setting Monetary Policy Council (RPP) is unlikely to increase interest rates again as the hikes so far have had sufficient effect, an RPP member has said.

Ruling party counts on opposition's vote for changes to Supreme Court law

The governing party Law and Justice (PiS) is hoping the opposition backs a bill amending the law on the Supreme Court that could unlock Poland's access to billions of euros in EU funding frozen for months due to rule-of-law concerns, the party's spokesperson has said.

US Navy veteran arrives in Poland after months in Russian detention

A US Navy veteran has arrived in Poland after spending months in captivity in Russia, the CNN broadcaster has reported.

Duda names new foreign policy advisor

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has appointed Marcin Przydacz as his new international policy advisor after Jakub Kumoch resigned from the post, the President's Office announced on Thursday afternoon.

Polish trekker becomes first woman in the world to walk across Europe’s mountains in a single trip

A Polish adventurer has become the first woman in the world to walk across the mountains of Europe in a single trip.

Polish president's int'l policy advisor resigns

The Polish president's foreign policy aide, Jakub Kumoch, has said he is leaving his post and that the president has accepted his decision.

European court issues judgment over LGBT work discrimination

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled that sexual orientation cannot be a reason to refuse to conclude a contract with a self-employed person, in a case brought by a Polish man.

German Patriot crews in Poland next week, Polish Radio says

Several hundred German soldiers to man Patriot air defence batteries in southeast Poland will arrive in the country next week, the Polish Radio Information Agency (IAR) reported on Thursday.

EC approves Saudi and Hungarian firms as buyers of stakes in Lotos

The European Commission (EC) has approved Saudi Aramco and Hungary’s MOL as buyers of some assets in connection with the merger of Poland’s dominant oil and gas company, PKN Orlen, with its smaller local peer, Lotos, the EC vice-president has said.

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Ruling coalition split over EU-required court reforms

Poland's United Right governing coalition exposed a crack on Wednesday in a vote on a Supreme Court bill that was meant to quell Brussels' concerns over the rule of law in Poland.

Parliament starts work on bill amending Supreme Court law

Poland's lower house of parliament, the Sejm, started work on Wednesday on a government bill amending the law on the Supreme Court, tabled in a bid to satisfy European Commission (EC) requirements to unlock post-pandemic recovery funding.

Poland decides to hand Leopard tanks to Ukraine

Poland will offer Ukraine a company of German-made Leopard tanks, Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, said in Lviv at a meeting with his Ukrainian and Lithuanian counterparts on Wednesday.

PM calls on Germany to accept responsibility for occupation of Poland

Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, in a Wednesday published text on the portal of Germany's 'Der Spiegel' weekly, wrote that the German occupation of Poland during WWII was one of the cruellest in European history.

Duda most trusted foreign leader by Ukrainians

Polish President Andrzej Duda enjoys the greatest trust by Ukrainian citizens among all foreign leaders, according to a survey commissioned by the Centre for New Europe (CNE), a Kiev-based think tank.

Ukrainians biggest foreign employee group in Poland says minister

The largest number of foreigners working in Poland are Ukrainians, the family and social policy minister told PAP on Wednesday.

Letter in a bottle sparks hunt for Polish teens after being found on Croatian beach

A Croatian woman has launched a hunt to find two Polish teenagers after finding their letter in a bottle over seven years after it was hidden on the holiday island of Pag.

Poland reports 2,229 coronavirus cases, 60 deaths between Jan 5-Jan 11

Poland recorded 2,229 confirmed coronavirus cases and 60 deaths between January 5 and January 11, 2023, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.

Hollywood A-lister Milla Jovovich falls in love with Kraków’s historical botanical gardens

Revered for its outstanding beauty, Poland’s oldest botanical garden has found an unlikely fan in the form of Hollywood A-lister Milla Jovovich.

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Two injured volunteers evacuated from Ukraine to Polish hospital

Two Polish volunteers who were injured while delivering aid near the front line in Ukraine have been taken to a hospital in Lublin, eastern Poland, the health ministry spokesman has said.

Poland's GDP to grow by 0.7 pct in 2023 says World Bank

Poland's GDP should rise by 0.7 percent in 2023 against 3.6 percent forecast earlier, the World Bank has said in a report.

Orlen companies get four new concessions on Norwegian Shelf

PGNiG Upstream Norway and Lotos Norge, two Polish companies recently taken over by Poland's leading oil and gas company PKN Orlen, have been granted stakes in four new exploration and extraction concessions on the Norwegian Shelf.

Poland to seek US help with WWII compensation from Germany

Poland will try to enlist the help of the US Congress in its attempt to get Germany to pay reparations for the damage inflicted on Poland during the Second World War.

Croatian euro switch a warning for Poland says PM

Price hikes in Croatia after it adopted the euro can serve as a warning to Poland, the Polish prime minister said on Tuesday.

Fascinating never-before-seen photos offer rare glimpse of pre-war Poland

Offering a remarkable insight into a long-forgotten past, hundreds of candid pictures shot in 1930s Poland have been recently digitised and added to the National Library of Israel.

Art historian and TV host Magdalena Ogórek to set up Museum of Stolen Art

Art historian and popular TV host Magdalena Ogórek is making sure the stories of stolen Polish art are not forgotten with the construction of the Museum of Stolen Art in Lower Silesia.

Single-digit inflation expected at year's end says deputy minister

Inflation should fall to a single-digit figure by the end of the year, a deputy minister said on Tuesday.

Five dead bison found in Poland in recent months

A bison was shot dead in a forest in north-western Poland, the fifth such incident in the West Pomeranian province in the last five months, a wildlife group has reported.

Flu infections in children down, official reports

The rate of flu infections in children under 14 is clearly falling despite infections as a whole hitting their peak, a deputy health minister said on Tuesday.

East Poland crucial for security says defence minister

Eastern Poland is key to the country’s security which is why its defences have to be especially strong, the Polish defence minister said on Tuesday, commenting on plans for a new infantry division in southeast Poland

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Influenza infections slowing down announces minister

Latest figures show that influenza infections in Poland are slowing down, the Polish health minister wrote on Twitter on Monday .

Opposition calls for dismissal of PKN Orlen CEO

Poland's opposition are calling for the dismissal of Daniel Obajtek as CEO of the country's biggest fuels firm, PKN Orlen.

Heritage artist gives new lease of life to abandoned countryside installations

Regarded as one of Poland’s greatest outdoor artists, Arkadiusz Andrejkow has underlined the extent of his versatility after his latest project found itself going viral.

Defence Minister proposes incentive for soldiers to remain in service

The Polish defence minister has proposed a package of financial incentives designed to encourage soldiers to stay in the armed forces.

War Diary identifying hidden Nazi treasure a forgery created ‘many years after WWII’, say experts

A War Diary claiming to contain information about places where valuables and works of art were hidden in Lower Silesia is a Polish-German forgery likely produced sometime after 1982, according to an analysis carried out by historical mystery researchers.

Poland's unemployment rate at 3.0 pct in November - Eurostat

Poland's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from the previous month at 3.0 percent in November 2022, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported on Monday.

Poland may offer Ukraine some Leopard tanks under broader coalition

Discussions about handing German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine continue, and Poland would like to be part of a group of Western donors, the presidential foreign policy advisor has said.

Poland advocates for more modern tanks for Ukraine

Poland has been encouraging other countries to provide Ukraine with modern tanks such as the German-made Leopard, a Polish deputy foreign minister has said.

Ruling party leader supports decision to send Patriot to Ukraine

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's ruling law and Justice (PiS) party, has told PAP that providing Ukraine with the US-made Patriot air-defence system is "the most optimal and sensible solution."

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Around 9 mln refugees have entered Poland since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 9 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Monday morning.