Polish sailors meet pope at World Youth Day in Panama

A group of young sailors from Poland have met Pope Francis during the Roman Catholic Church’s World Youth Day event in Panama, according to news reports. The meeting took place at the Apostolic Nunciature in Panama City on Saturday, the Vatican News website reported. Accompanying the young sailors was Polish Maritime Economy

Poland remembers Auschwitz liberation

Commemorations marking the 74th anniversary of liberating the Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp are to be held in Oświęcim, southern Poland, on Sunday. Several dozen former prisoners and state representatives, including Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, are expected to take part in observances taking place at the site of the former camp. Events

Polish PM to meet opposition on legal changes after mayor’s death

Poland's prime minister has thanked opposition leaders for their readiness to meet over possible legislative changes following the tragic death of Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz, a news agency has reported. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has invited the heads of parliamentary clubs and caucuses for a gathering at the parliament building on

Polish PM urges respect, unity after mayor’s slaying

Poland’s prime minister has called for mutual respect and an end to bitter political divisions in the country in the wake of the fatal stabbing of a popular mayor. Speaking at a public event on Sunday, Mateusz Morawiecki appealed to "all politicians, opinion leaders, media and culture leaders” to “make our

UK magazine remembers Polish mayor

A UK magazine that focuses on celebrity and lifestyle news has published a tribute to Paweł Adamowicz, the mayor of the northern Polish city of Gdańsk who has died after being stabbed at a charity event. Adamowicz, 53, was attacked and stabbed several times by a 27-year-old knife-wielding man during a

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