Beata Szydlo slams EU Parliament actions as ‘scandalous’

Beata Szydło

Poland's government hit back Wednesday after the European Parliament launched action over concerns that the right-wing government in Warsaw has compromised the independence of the judiciary and risks breaching fundamental European values, ABC News reports. Prime Minister Beata Szydlo described the events in the Parliament — where a bitter debate preceded

German minister’s resistance remarks unacceptable: Poland

Poland on Monday accused Germany's defence minister of calling on Poles to engage in anti-government activity, labelling it "unacceptable". Ursula von der Leyen sparked the row when she told a German television talk show that "the healthy democratic resistance of the young generation in Poland needs to be supported", AFP

Polish researchers develop layered textile solutions for premature infants

A team of researchers from Poland’s Lodz University of Technology (LUT) is working to develop innovative textile clothing for premature infants that is to protect them against dehydration and ensure thermal stability through special layered textile systems. Jaroslaw Adamowski from Innovation in Textiles reports Izabella Krucińska, a professor at the university’s

Trump’s sexual harassment accusers hope president goes way of Weinstein

Three of the women who accused Trump of making unwanted sexual advances feel the culture may finally change but worry about men’s relative silence. As the aftershocks from Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct spread to other powerful men in Hollywood and media, a group of women for whom the allegations are

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont ignores Madrid’s ultimatum

Puigdemont refuses to clarify whether he has actually declared independence and reiterates his call for talks. The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, has refused to clarify whether he declared Catalonia’s independence from Spain last week, but has repeated his calls for negotiations with the Madrid government to resolve the country’s ongoing

Poland urged to fire publisher of works by Holocaust denier

A Jewish rights group is urging a Polish state historical institute to fire an official who has published several books by notorious British Holocaust denier David Irving, Fox News reports. The Simon Wiesenthal Center, headquartered in the United States, says the official, Arkadiusz Wingert, published books by Irving between 2009 and

‘Euroracists’ attacking Poland: Saryusz-Wolski

Poland is being attacked by “Euroracists” in Brussels, officials driven by “a sense of leftist ideological crusade” and “convinced about Western Europe’s superiority over a backward Central Europe,” a Polish MEP has said, according to niezalezna.pl. Frans Timmermans, the first vice-president of the European Commission, and "like-minded" officials are behind the

Polish, Ukrainian presidents hold talks in New York

Poland’s Andrzej Duda

The Polish and Ukrainian presidents have discussed a proposal to send UN peacekeepers to the conflict-ridden eastern Donbass region, an official has said. Poland’s Andrzej Duda met his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in New York during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. Duda's chief of staff, Krzysztof Szczerski,

Who is mister Surkis?

Grigory Surkis

The biggest scandal erupts in UEFA these days. It became known that the Ukrainian channel “2+2” owed 1 million 600 thousand euros for the broadcast of European cups. But the fact is that the co-owner of the channel is the younger brother of UEFA vice-president Grigory Surkis, Igor Surkis. In 2012