Poland and Lithuania signed a declaration on the construction of Rail Baltica by 2026

Poland and Lithuania want the Rail Baltica route to link Poland, the Baltic States and Finland by 2026. A declaration to this effect was signed on Thursday in Vilnius by Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk and Lithuanian Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevic. On Wednesday, Narkevic visited north-eastern Poland to inspect the Polish stretch

Non-democratic elections cannot lead to the recognition of the president – Mateusz Morawiecki

A non-democratic election cannot result in the recognition of a thus-chosen president, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday, commenting on reports about the swearing in of Belarusian head of state Alexander Lukashenko. On Wednesday morning, the Belarusian BelTA news agency informed that Lukashenko has been sworn in as the country's president.

EU migration and asylum policy needs re-opening – spokesman for Poland

Poland's Permanent Representative to the EU Andrzej SadoĊ› wrote in an article titled "Towards a balanced EU migration policy" and published that "we need a fresh start in EU migration and asylum policy." "I believe that the upcoming New Pact on Migration and Asylum will be based on a balance between

Fourteen members of the ruling party suspended by the leader

Fourteen ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party members, including Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski and Henryk Kowalczyk, an MP and former minister, have been suspended under a decision taken by party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski. The announcement was made on Friday afternoon by PiS MP Krzysztof Sobolewski. This is the effect of their

Warsaw court found the PM’s decision grossly violated the law

The Warsaw Administrative Court on Tuesday ruled that PM Mateusz Morawiecki by obligating Polish Post to prepare all-mail presidential election this past May has grossly violated the law. "This is a surprising decision for us," government spokesman Piotr Muller said commenting on the court's decision. He added that the ruling is not

Poland to send almost 25 tons of food to aid Lebanon after the explosion

On Monday, a container with humanitarian aid organised by Polish Redemptoris Missio foundation based in Poznan, western Poland, is due to head to Lebanon. The transport, which contains nearly 25 tonnes of foodstuffs with a long shelf life, will depart from production plants in Wrzesnia, west-central Poland, head to the sea

“Snowball effect” cannot be stopped in Belarus

The process that is underway in Belarus is unstoppable, Solidarity Union leader Piotr Duda said on Tuesday after returning from the Belarusian capital city Minsk. Recounting his talks in Minsk, Duda cited Alexander Jaroshuk, head of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions, who described the developments in Belarus as "snowballing,"

Mateusz Morawiecki to take part in EU debate on EU-China relations

Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki will on Wednesday attend a videoconference on EU-China relations, along with several other EU prime ministers and European Council President Charles Michel, the Polish government press service CIR has announced. The German chancellor, the prime ministers of Estonia, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia, as well as the president

President Andrzej Duda to get credentials from new German ambassador

The Polish president's chief aide Krzysztof Szczerski told PAP on Saturday that President Andrzej Duda had agreed to receive credentials from new German Ambassador to Poland Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven. The ceremony will take place in mid-September, Szczerski said. According to the official, there are plans for two such ceremonies in September

Poland figures out how to hold pandemic under wraps – president

Poland has been keeping the coronavirus pandemic under control, President Andrzej Duda said on Friday after a Cabinet Council meeting devoted to government strategies in fighting the Covid-19 disease. The president had called a meeting of the Cabinet Council, a consultative body comprising the president and the government, to discuss the