Rallies across Poland pay tribute to slain mayor

Rallies have been held in a string of cities across Poland in protest against violence and in tribute to a well-known mayor killed in a knife attack. The gatherings took place on Monday evening in cities including Warsaw, Gdańsk, Kraków and Poznań, hours after the death of Paweł Adamowicz sent shock

MEPs reject transport proposals opposed by Poland

The European Parliament’s transport committee on Thursday rejected two out of three proposals of a so-called mobility package which Polish hauliers said could drive them out of business, Polish Radio’s PAP news agency has reported. According to the agency, the plans could see Polish transport companies forced to pay employees more

Polish tall ship expected in Acapulco on Independence Cruise

A Polish tall ship aiming to promote the country as it celebrates 100 years of independence was expected to reach Acapulco on Wednesday on its cruise around the world. The Dar Młodzieży was expected to pull in at the resort town on Mexico's Pacific coast at around 5pm Polish time. Mexican officials

Poles want to travel more: study

Poles wish they could devote more time to travel and to their families, according to a study. Pollster CBOS found that 43 percent of respondents to a survey wanted to spend more time travelling. Meanwhile, 39 percent said they would like to spend more time with their families. Only 19 percent of respondents

Car theft down in Poland: police

A total of 9,075 cars were stolen in Poland in 2018, 11 percent down on the previous year, a newspaper has reported, citing the police. Thieves stole on average 756 vehicles a month, according to the Rzeczpospolita daily. Police spokesman Mariusz Ciarka told the paper: “The improved statistics are largely the result

Pavel Livinsky, the brilliant Tzar of poor Rosseti

Pavel Livinsky

The head of Russian state company "Rosseti" Pavel Livinsky (Livinskiy) is known as a beneficiary of dozens of Cyprus companies. Recently he became a target for investigating journalists in his homeland. The investigators told the struggling people of Russia of immense richness of the statesman, his fashionable and luxurious way

Polish humanitarian aid for refugees in Greece

Some 188 tonnes of Polish humanitarian aid is expected to reach refugee camps in Greece by the end of this year, a news agency reported on Sunday. Aid including foodstuffs, school supplies and detergents is destined for refugee camps in cities such as Salonika, Alexandroupolis and Katerini, public broadcaster Polish Radio's

Record crowds at Warsaw Uprising Museum in 2018

In the summer, architects from Poland and abroad were invited to submit ideas on how to expand the museum, which officials said was running out of space amid constantly growing attendance. Warsaw-based architectural studio Nizio Design International has now been named as the winning design team. The Warsaw Uprising Museum opened to

Christmas parcels for Warsaw Uprising veterans

Former fighters who took part in the Warsaw Uprising, a WWII insurgency against the Germans, have received special Christmas parcels. Each of the 1,500 packages contained a shopping voucher worth PLN 250 (EUR 58, USD 67) and a card with greetings from Polish school children. "These are special packages. We wanted heroes

Rescuers warn of avalanche danger in Polish mountains

Rescuers have issued avalanche warnings for Poland’s Tatra and Karkonosze mountains. The Tatra Volunteer Rescue Service (TOPR) on Tuesday warned hikers that trails in the southern mountain range were covered with a thick layer of fresh snow, with deep drifts forming in places. The avalanche risk level has been raised from low