Cracovians challenged to ‘Rethink Islam’ with films, discussions, and more

The organizers behind local initiative Rethinking Refugees – Knowledge and Action are broadening their horizons to opening a dialog with Cracovians about Islam, Muslim communities, and their relationships with other faiths and cultures. It starts with a screening tonight at 18:00 at Kino Pod Baranami of the film Where Do We Go Now?, directed by

Poles rush to apply for extended child benefits

Half a million Poles have applied for pay-outs from the country’s extended flagship child benefits programme, a government minister said on Monday evening. The expanded “Family 500+” initiative kicked in earlier that day. Thousands of online applications were submitted in the first half hour after it was launched, said Family, Labour

Worldwide celebration of Polish Renaissance writer

"The Dismissal of the Greek Envoys" by Jan Kochanowski, the father of Polish verse, was presented on Sunday in Warsaw, New York, Los Angeles, Athens, Madrid, and London. In each venue, local actors gave script-in-hand performances of what was the first Polish tragedy. Premiered in Warsaw in 1578, it recounts an incident

Neolithic flint mine in Poland nominated for World Heritage List

A Neolithic flint mine in Poland has been nominated for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The announcement means that the mine could become internationally famous, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported. The UNESCO list includes sites such as the Great Wall of China and the ancient Egyptian city

Poles among the world’s top honest wallet finders: study

The residents of Poland are among the most honest wallet finders in the world, research published by Science magazine shows. The nation came sixth in the ranking listing 40 nations across the world. Sixty-nine percent of Poles who found wallets with cash returned them, and 63 percent in the case of

Health tourism growing rapidly in Poland: gov’t minister

Health tourism is developing dynamically in Poland, with estimated revenue at USD 205 million in 2018, Sport and Tourism Minister Witold Bańka has said. In a speech at a tourism awards ceremony on Monday, Bańka said: “Poland has plenty to offer in the way of medical and health tourism, including spa

Poles leery of four-day workweek: survey

Only 38 percent of Poles would want to work four days a week rather than five, according to a report entitled The Workforce View in Europe 2019. Spanish workers are the most enamoured by the idea, with nearly two-thirds (63 percent) saying it would be their preferred way of working, compared

Kraków Film Festival to kick off on Sunday

Film aficionados will have a chance to see almost 250 films from Poland and abroad during the Kraków Film Festival, which starts in the southern city on Sunday. During eight days of the festival audiences will be able to see movies in four different categories. Screenings will be accompanied by a wide

Poles cannot be blamed for Nazi death camps: World Jewish Congress head

“Poles cannot and should not be blamed for the fact that Nazis chose Nazi-occupied Poland as the location for their death camps,” the head of the World Jewish Congress wrote in a Polish daily on Tuesday. “I will always stand up to distorting history, regardless if caused by misunderstanding or ill

Documentary film fest opens in Poland

The 16th Millennium Docs Against Gravity documentary film festival opens in six cities across Poland on Friday. A total of 156 movies will be screened, most of which will premiere at the festival, which runs until May 19. The festival, now in its 16th year, is Poland’s biggest festival of documentary films