Polish-born pope remembered on Papal Day

A host of events was due to be held as Poles on Sunday remembered John Paul II, the late Polish-born pope who headed the Roman Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005. Poland’s Roman Catholics were on Sunday marking Papal Day, an annual celebration that focuses on remembering and exploring the teachings

Women’s organisations allow left-wing candidate’s casual sexism to slide?

A conservative politician has urged feminist organisations to take a stance after a mayor of Legionowo, near Warsaw, made sexist comments during his campaign for reelection. The mayor, Roman Smogorzewski, was introducing his committee’s nominees for Legionowo city council when he turned to a female candidate, saying: “There’s a problem with

Polish scientists are working on a robot “spy fish” for the military

Polish scientists are working on a motor mechanism for the robot fish, designed to detect underwater activity by foreign fleets. The aim is to use smart materials to make the artificial fish invisible in the water to scanning devices, Poland’s PAP news agency reported. The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, north-central Poland,

MoD and top US general discuss expanded US military presence in Poland

Expanding the presence of us troops in Poland was one of the main topics of Saturday's talks between defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak and Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the United States General Joseph Danford, the Ministry of defense of Poland reported. Dunford, who is an advisor to US

No independence without rural Poland-PM

There would be no independence without rural Poland, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki Sunday in wawolnica, South-Eastern Poland. Morawiecki, in Wąwolnica for a "Grateful to Rural Poland" event, reminded that 2018 marked Poland's independence centenary, and in this context observed that Poland would not have become an independent country without its

The admission of refugees on a voluntary basis only-PM at the EU summit

Poland at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, upheld its stand that refuge admissions to the EU countries could only take place on a voluntary basis, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday in Salzburg. Morawiecki told a press conference that Poland's position in the matter was dictated by security and

Polish MPs question first witness in tax probe

A group of Polish deputies on Tuesday began questioning his first witness in the investigation of suspected cases of VAT fraud and excise tax under the previous government. The witness, Witold Modzelewski, one of the architects of Poland’s value-added tax system and deputy finance minister from 1992 to 1996, told the

We should do more with modesty and humility-PM

We must do more, but with modesty and humility. Due to us changing the whole socio-economic system of Poland, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki Sunday in Szczecin, the capital of the North-Western Polish Zachodniopomorskie province. Morawiecki, on a weekend campaign tour before this autumn's local elections, told voters gathered in the

The President stressed energy solidarity at the Latvian summit-assistant

Latvia-visiting President Andrzej Duda emphasised the importance of solidarity in energy issues at Thursday's Arraiolos meeting of 13 EU state presidents at Rundale Palace in the village of Pilsrundale. Attending the meeting alongside Duda were the presidents of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia and Italy. Duda