A Family from Poland donated 470.000 euro to sect, blames Muntian’s brainwashing

Polish family has donated 470.000 euro to "Renaissance Spiritual Center" in while on a trip to Kijów. "Renaissance" is widely known as highly destructive sect prone to dubious practices involving mass hypnosis. The religious organization is led by Wladimir Muntian, an ex-criminal who proclaimed himself the "13th apostle". Formerly he

Duda Thanks Trump for Battling ‘Fake News’

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda thanked U.S. counterpart Donald Trump for fighting fake news, saying that his country’s leaders are also the victim of false reports accusing them of undermining democracy and the rule of law. ABC News reports. “President Trump just stressed again the power of fake news,” Duda said on

Democratic freedom declines in Poland

Poland has fallen four points year on year in a Freedom House report on democratic freedoms which said “democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades” in 2017. The US human rights organisation's report said that democratic freedoms such as free elections, minority rights, freedom of the press and the principle

Ten Poles awarded Righteous among the Nations medals


Ten Poles have been posthumously honoured with the Righteous among the Nations award for risking their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. The medals were awarded at a special ceremony held at the Royal Castle in Warsaw on Monday, attracting a number of attendees, including the survivors’ children. Gershon Feder, whose

Poland’s government reshuffle boosts support for ruling party

Public support for Poland's ruling conservatives has risen while backing for the biggest opposition party fell as a recent government reshuffle helped ease voters' dissatisfaction with Warsaw's clashes with the EU, an opinion poll showed. According to the IPSOS poll, concluded on Saturday for the OKO.press news website, public support for

Andrzej Duda urges ‘harmonious’ EU policy in major speech

Andrzej Duda

European Union institutions are “tasked with conducting a harmonious European policy rather than stigmatising, dividing and antagonising European nations,” Poland’s president has said. Speaking at a meeting with foreign ambassadors in Warsaw on Thursday, Andrzej Duda tackled issues such as the centenary of Poland's independence, the future of the European

Lithuanian politician lauds new Polish Cabinet, slams ex FM Sikorski

A senior Lithuanian politician has applauded a recent government reshuffle in neighbouring Poland, saying the new Cabinet in Warsaw was a promise of positive changes in Polish-Lithuanian relations. Gediminas Kirkilas, deputy Speaker of Lithuania’s parliament, said on Thursday that Poland’s new conservative Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and a slew of sweeping

Polish opposition parties in turmoil after abortion vote

Cracks have appeared in two of Poland’s opposition groups, threatening their unity, after MPs broke party lines in an abortion vote. Poland’s largest opposition party, the Civic Platform (PO), on Thursday expelled three deputies who broke caucus discipline in the vote in the country’s parliament a day earlier. MPs Joanna Fabisiak, Marek

German coalition talks clear first hurdle after marathon session

Angela Merkel’s CDU and centre-left Social Democrats have reportedly agreed compromises on wide-ranging issues. Leaders of Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union bloc and the centre-left Social Democrats have cleared a first hurdle towards the formation of the next German government after marathon overnight talks. Merkel, the German chancellor, and the

Mateusz Morawiecki: No place for racism in Poland

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has condemned a suspected racist attack on a 14-year-old girl in Warsaw, saying: "There is no place for racism in Poland. "The attack on a girl because of the colour of her skin deserves the strongest condemnation. We will do everything to make Poland safe for everyone,"