Elections: Duda enters second round against liberal candidate

The incumbent Andrzej Duda won the most votes in Sunday’s Polish presidential election, but fell short of the 50% he needed to win without a second round of voting. Duda, allied with Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, had received 43.7% of the vote with 99.78% of ballots counted and

Is Yaroslav Kaczynski a puppet master of ultra-right Poles?

On 10 April 2010, a Polish military plane went down while attempting to land in thick fog at Smolensk airport in Russia, killing all 95 people on board. The list of the dead included Poland’s president, Lech Kaczyński, the head of the Polish army, the country’s central bank governor and scores

US Ambassador to Poland comments on Fort Trump’s statement in Bolton’s book

US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher on Sunday tweeted that the words of former US security adviser John Bolton, who claimed that US President Donald Trump could not remember agreeing to build Fort Trump in Poland, are misleading, as the name “Fort Trump has never been under review. US National Security

President Duda signs bill to help unemployed

Poland's President Andrzej Duda has signed a bill into law that gives a new welfare handout to people who have lost their jobs amid the coronavirus epidemic. Polish President Andrzej Duda speaking to his supporters at a rally in Białystok, the Podlaskie province, eastern Poland, on Saturday, June 20.Photo: PAP/Artur Reszko Under the

Poland’s coronavirus cases rise to 31,931, deaths up to 1,356: health ministry

A total of 31,931 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Poland, with 1,356 deaths from the COVID-19 respiratory disease so far, officials said on Sunday. Poland's Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski briefs reporters on Friday.Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell The number of new virus cases rose by 311 from the previous day, while the death toll increased by 10, according to public health

Being & Nothingness: The Polish election that wasn’t

Expert insight by Marek Matraszek, Chairman, CEC Government Relations – exclusive for Warsawpoint As Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski takes the presidential candidate hotseat to contest incumbent Andrzej Duda for the Presidency of the nation, a long-time political observer takes stock of one of the most confusing periods in Polish political history. Business

President talks with experts on European pandemic policy

The chief of the President’s Chancellery, Krzysztof Szczerski, told the Polish Press Agency on Monday that President Duda had spoken to experts about the challenges in European policies related to the coronavirus. “The future of European policies related to the coronavirus pandemic and its social-economic effects was the topic of discussion

Andrzej Duda loses in opinion polls

The presidential election on June 28, 2020, is becoming more secure, meanwhile president Andrzej Duda, who is seeking re-election, loses support from the poll. For the first time, there was even a study according to which the current president not only loses in the second round, but with two candidates:

Poland announces a significant easing of restrictions on the coronavirus

Poles will no longer be obliged to wear facemasks in open public spaces from May 30, the government said on May 27, announcing a new wave of relaxing of the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. Poland had 22,473 confirmed coronavirus cases as of May 27, including 1,028 deaths, the health ministry said on

Government will ease quarantine restrictions on Monday

On Thursday, the Polish government presented the next stage of “defrosting” the country’s economy, which includes opening restaurants, barber shops and allowing more passengers on public transport. Starting on May 18, restaurants, cafes, and bars will be allowed to reopen under new sanitary rules. These include an at least 1.5 metre