Extremism under control in Poland: official

Despite reports by some media outlets, extremism is under control in Poland and only a few minor incidents were reported during an Independence Day march in Warsaw on November 11, an official has said. In an opinion piece for the Washington Examiner, Stanisław Żaryn, a spokesman for Poland's security services chief,

Burning trash still a problem in Poland: report

Eight in 10 Polish local government authorities do not have an effective system of clamping down on people burning rubbish in their furnaces at home, according to a report. Despite the fact that incinerating rubbish has been banned in Poland for almost 20 years, such practices are widespread, according to the

Most Poles want non-EU nationals to be checked for prior immunisation: survey

Sixty percent of Poles are in favour of foreigners in the country producing documentation certifying vaccination against certain diseases upon arrival, a poll has shown. Fifteen percent of respondents subscribed to the opposite view, while over one in four had no opinion, a survey by SW Research has shown, according to

Polish MPs back plan for new research institute

Poland’s lawmakers on Friday approved a government plan to establish a state-run research institute focusing on a strategic region in Europe between the Baltic, Black and Adriatic Seas. The bill passed in a 230-187 vote with four abstentions in the lower house of parliament on Friday, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR

Massive military drills in Poland

Large-scale military drills involving thousands of troops were set to get under way in Poland on Wednesday. The Anakonda-18 drills were expected to be the largest military exercises in the country this year, bringing together troops from Poland and nine other NATO member states. Soldiers were expected to practice defence tasks such

Poland pays tribute to Smolensk victims on All Saints’ Day

The Polish president's office has paid tribute to victims of the 2010 Smolensk plane crash as Poland marks All Saints' Day on Thursday. "All Saints' Day is a special time when we remember those who have died but who continue to live in our memories," the Polish president's website said. The website

Police urge for safety as drivers head off for All Saints’

A police road safety campaign started in Poland on Wednesday as Poles hit the road for All Saints' Day. The campaign will continue until Sunday with 6,000 officers looking to ensure road safety on some of the heaviest traffic days of the year. Police will especially patrol roads into towns and around

Poland to change contested Supreme Court reforms?

Poland may change its contested Supreme Court laws, a senior conservative politician has said after a European Court decided that new rules forcing a number of Polish judges into retirement should be suspended. According to Adam Bielan, a deputy Speaker of Poland’s upper house of parliament, there is an “idea to

Polish tall ship to call at Hong Kong on Independence Cruise

A Polish tall ship aiming to promote the country as it celebrates 100 years of independence is expected to call at the port of Hong Kong on its cruise around the world. While in Hong Kong, the ship's crew will meet the local authorities and the area's Polish community, public broadcaster

Polish conservatives win local vote: late poll

The ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party has won Poland’s local government elections, the state PAP news agency reported on Monday, citing what it said was a late poll. In Poland’s most important electoral test since Law and Justice came to power in the parliamentary elections of late 2015, the