Andrzej Duda accepts government resignation

On Tuesday, at the first sitting of the Polish parliament’s Lower House since the elections, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki submitted the government’s resignation, which was later accepted by President Andrzej Duda. The outgoing government will continue to perform its duties until the new cabinet is appointed. President Andrzej Duda expressed his

Polish prime minister announces new government

WARSAW, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the new structure of the government on Friday night, following the victory of governing Law and Justice (PiS) in parliamentary elections on Oct. 13. "I am convinced this will be a very effective, very good team," Morawiecki said upon announcing

Higher EU rules against the Polish judicial reform

Fundamental EU values were violated by attempts to lower the retirement age for ordinary judges, the ECJ ruled. Government officials have still promised to "finish off the structural reform" of Poland's judicial system. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday ruled that Polish judicial reforms aimed at lowering the

Israeli ambassador to Warsaw: Confederate anti-Semitism worries

The anti-Semitism of the Confederation may be an issue if the party's politicians continue to spread their viewpoints in parliament, declared Israeli ambassador to Poland Alexander Ben Zvi. The ambassador stated in an interview in Super Express that the Confederation has “people who have anti-Semitic views and are outspoken against Jews.” He

recount to get the right result?

Poland's governing party won recent elections but lost a majority in the Senate, so now it wants a recount. That's a Stalinist attack on democracy, the opposition has said — while defending its own recount initiative. At first glance, it would seem like a formality devoid of nefarious intent: Politicians from

American tanks and infantry fighting vehicles arrive in Lithuania

Eight Abrams tanks and 21 American battalion’s Bradley infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) have arrived in Lithuania. Several dozen more tanks will be delivered there in the coming weeks “First of all, it is news for Lithuania and our neighboring NATO countries that we are the countries that in case of crisis

New Cabinet of Poland to be announced shortly after November 12

The Polish government will present a new cabinet line-up shortly after the first sitting of the new Sejm (lower house), Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin told public radio on Wednesday. The inaugural sitting of both houses of Poland's new parliament is scheduled on November 12.

Poland, America, and a new West

Poland’s “Law and Justice” Party (PiS) won a solid (though not triumphal) victory in the October 13 elections, and one of its leading campaign slogans was “Dobry czas dla Polski” (“A good time for Poland.”) And so it is perhaps the best time in Poland in centuries. But the “good

Poland opposes EU Finnish budget proposals – PM

Poland will not accept the Finnish EU presidency's proposals regarding the post-2020 EU budget, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday in Brussels. Morawiecki stressed that agricultural and cohesion funding had to be secured. According to diplomatic sources current EU presiding country Finland has proposed an EU budget at 1,055 percent of