Thunderstorms sweep across Poland

Fire crews were called out over 1,600 times after a string of storms with heavy rainfall ravaged parts of Poland on Sunday night. Heavy rain and flooding hit a hospital in Szczyrzyc, Lesser Poland.Photo: PAP/Grzegorz Momot Among the hardest hit were the regions of Silesia and Upper Silesia, and the central Mazowieckie

President of Poland delivers a speech on Constitution Day

Polish President Andrzej Duda, in his official address marking the 229th anniversary of the passage of Poland's historic Constitution of May 3rd, 1791, said Poland needed constitutional safeguards during the pandemic. "In today's difficult times we need order and unity that the [current] Constitution protects and safeguards, so that the government

Poland may start sending teachers to jail for making children gay

Poland is considering a bill that would throw teachers in jail for teaching sex education. The bill links pedophilia and homosexuality. The Parliament of Poland is set to vote on the “Stop Pedophilia bill” today. It does not address sex with minors, but instead focuses on sex education in schools. Poland doesn’t

Polish Catholic Church encourages believers to celebrate Easter online

The Polish Episcopal Conference, the central organ of the Catholic Church in Poland, has informed Catholics how to use the internet during the Easter holiday to stay united and how to spread the good message of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Father Pawel Rytel-Andrianik from the Press Office of the Episcopal

Polish composer Penderecki, inspired by Jerusalem, dies at the age of 86

The Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, who has died aged 86, was an outstanding representative of musical modernism’s success in the 1960s. From the early 70s he became equally emblematic of the subsequent failure of so many of that modernism’s principal pioneers to sustain a lifelong career without abandoning

7 monumental Warsaw trees deeply rooted in Polish history

Apart from having plenty of wonderful historic sites like the Royal Castle or Łazienki Park, Warsaw also sports many exceptionally important works of nature. Marked with plaques saying ‘Pomnik Przyrody’ meaning ‘Natural Monument’, they are vital parts of the city’s landscape. Below you’ll find a selection of seven such trees,