Poland increasingly popular tourist destination in 2019

Over 16 million foreign tourists visited Poland between January and September 2019, which is 8.2 percent more than in the same period last year, reported the Ministry of Development on Friday. Poland, as a holiday destination, was most popular with Germans, South Koreans, and citizens of the so-called ‘old-fifteen’ countries

2 German men accused of murder for shooting dead Polish woman

BERLIN -- A Berlin court on Wednesday convicted two German men of murder in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Polish woman. German news agency dpa reported that the court concluded that the defendants had “wanted to see what it's like when somebody dies.” Berlin's regional court sentenced the men, aged 30

Passengers “stuck” in Poland after flight redirection

Around 50 third-level students were among the passengers stranded in Poland after a Ryanair flight from Krakow to Dublin was delayed and then re-routed on Friday. The group were final year UCD Science students, on their last group trip before finishing university. Eyewitnesses said some of the original flight's passengers remained in

Priest refused communion to Polish presidential candidate

A priest at a Warsaw church denied Szymon Hołownia, a TV presenter and journalist standing in this year’s presidential elections, the right to communion, the most important Catholic sacrament. Hołownia described how, after he had queued up with other congregants for communion, the priest “turned his back” on him, and

Stunning “village for the homeless” – the most “beautiful refuge in Europe”

A shelter built for the homeless has unexpectedly found itself in the public spotlight after capturing the media’s attention on account of its innovative design. Created by the Warsaw-based architectural firm Xystudio, the one-level structure was specifically designed to cater for marginalized people, many of whom are elderly and disabled, that

150,000 euro grants available in Norway for bilateral energy projects

Grants from the Norwegian and European Economic Area Funds are to be made available for bilateral projects in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy security and reducing climate change, Poland's Ministry of Climate announced on Friday. Friday saw the start of applications for project co-financing. The ministry explained in a

Armenia bans import of poultry meat and products from two Polish regions

Armenia's State Food Safety Service said it has banned imports of poultry from two provinces of Poland- Wielkopolski and Lublin. It said the ban comes into effect today. It said also the ban is aimed at preventing the penetration of highly pathogenic bird flu recorded in these two Polish areas into