Poland detains man suspected of preparing terror attack

Polish authorities have detained a man suspected of preparing a terrorist attack in the country, an official said on Friday. The suspect, identified only as Mikołaj B., was detained on May 9 by Poland’s Internal Security Agency (ABW), according to Stanisław Żaryn, spokesman for the country’s security services chief. The detained man

Polish archbishops apologise for child abuse by priests

Senior Polish churchmen have offered apologies after a new film turned the spotlight on cases of paedophilia among priests. Roman Catholic Archbishop Wojciech Polak, the Primate of Poland, said in a statement that he was “deeply disturbed” by what he saw in the documentary film Tylko nie mów nikomu (Just Don’t

Novel way to help stroke patients: Polish health minister

Beginning mid-year, all stroke patients in Poland will have access to a revolutionary new treatment method known as mechanical thrombectomy, the country’s health minister has said. Łukasz Szumowski said the government would set aside PLN 100 million (EUR 23.3 million, USD 26 million) annually to finance this type of treatment for

Billions owed to Poland in WWII reparations: leader

Poland’s conservative leader has said that over EUR 1 trillion in war reparations could be owed to his country, which suffered massive damage at the hands of Nazi Germany in World War II. Speaking during a campaign event, Jarosław Kaczyński, head of Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, said

Poland marks Constitution Day

Top officials were on Friday set to attend high-profile ceremonies as Poland marks Constitution Day. May 3 is a public holiday in Poland, celebrating a historic constitution the country adopted on May 3, 1791. The document was the first such modern set of fundamental laws in Europe and the second worldwide, after

Poland celebrates EU anniversary

Poland marks 15 years since joining the European Union. The country became part of the EU on May 1, 2004, a historic step that underlined the country’s re-alignment with the West after decades of communist rule. On Monday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said his country has benefitted from joining the bloc. In

Speeding: a blight on Polish roads?

Polish motorists speed and check text messages and emails while driving more often than other Europeans, according to a study carried out in 11 countries. Poles are also the most likely to get out of their car and engage in verbal brawls with other drivers, according to a survey of almost

Poland praying for rain amid spate of forest fires

Around 3,000 fires have broken out in Polish forests since the start of this year -– twice as many as in the same period in 2018 -- amid a prolonged spell of dry weather. Deputy Environment Minister Małgorzata Golińska told public broadcaster Polish Radio: “A lack of water, a lack of

Poles flock to church on Easter Sunday

Believers were flocking to churches on Easter Sunday to mark a key religious festival in predominantly Roman Catholic Poland. Easter, which is replete with traditions informed by the country’s long Christian heritage, is also a period when Poles spend time with their families. In line with custom, they enjoy a special Easter

Ukraine risks being left without EuroBasket due to Brodsky’s reputation

Ukraine is at risk of not getting the rights to host the European Women’s Basketball Championship (FIBA Women’s EuroBasket) in 2021 due to tarnished reputation of the President of the Basketball Federation of Ukraine Mikhail Brodsky. FIBA is afraid of his ties with the drug trade and international mafia. According to