US Ambassador: Poland is one of NATO leaders

Poland is one of the seven countries that will spend 2 percent of their GDP or more on defense; I've been saying for some time now that Poland is one of NATO's leaders - US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wrote on Twitter on Thursday. Mosbacher informed via Twitter that

East Europeans fail to secure any of the top EU jobs

Eastern European states have ended up empty-handed in the EU top jobs bonanza after they expended all their political capital in successfully blocking Dutch Socialist Frans Timmermans from becoming president of the executive European Commission. As a vice president of the outgoing Commission, Timmermans annoyed the nationalist governments in Poland and

LGBTQ culture and support center opens in Krakow

A new center has opened in Krakow as a safe and friendly center for LGBTQ people. DOM EQ is the first of its kind in the city, and plans to offer cultural events and lectures as well as psychological support. The 120 sq m space is located at Czyżówka 43 and organized

Police in Wałbrzych detained a man wanted by Interpol. He was jaywalking

Police officers in Wałbrzych detained a 26-year-old man who was wanted by the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) for, among other things, robbing a jewellery store in Germany. He was stopped for jaywalking. The 26-year-old was detained by traffic division officers, after being stopped for jaywalking. "After checking the man's details

Hospitals complain of foreigners skipping the bill

Hospitals in Krakow and beyond are complaining of foreigners who check in, check out, and never pay their bills. In most cases, uninsured patients admitted to the Emergency Room give incorrect contact information and then are impossible for the hospital to find afterward. Radio Krakow reports that last year this problem caused

Police seize 22,000 ecstasy pills in Polish capital

Warsaw police have intercepted over 22,000 ecstasy tablets with a street value of over PLN 650,000 (EUR 152,000, USD 172,000), according to reports. The tablets are believed to have been smuggled to Warsaw from the Netherlands and Germany. Officers detained three suspects: two Ukrainians, aged 25, and a 22-year-old Pole. The police had

US Helsinki Commission to convene in Poland

An American government agency known as the US Helsinki Commission was scheduled to convene on Tuesday in the northern Polish city of Gdańsk, its first meeting outside the US, to examine regional security issues. The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also referred to as the US Helsinki Commission,

Nearly 1,000 Poles poisoned by designer drugs so far this year: report

A total of 971 people have suffered from designer drug poisoning since the beginning of the year, according to a report prepared by the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate. The document is to be officially presented next Tuesday, Jan Bondar, the inspectorate’s spokesperson, told Poland’s PAP news agency. Teenagers and people in their