EU should support member states more: Foreign Minister

Poland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has said that the Common Budget for the years 2021-2027 should be high enough to finance economic help for countries affected by the Covid-19 epidemic. “The European Union should more actively support member states in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Jacek Czaputowicz during

Poland’s death toll from coronavirus is one of the lowest in Europe

PM Mateusz Morawiecki stated on Tuesday that the pandemic-related death toll in Poland was among the lowest in Europe and added that Poland is entering another stage in its struggle against coronavirus, and that its effort to date has produced visible effects. Morawiecki stated that the number of coronavirus cases and

Incredible presidential election in Poland

As incredible as it may seem in the current climate, with most of Europe on lockdown and national elections cancelled in Serbia and North Macedonia, Poland appears determined to go ahead with its presidential vote, set to be held on May 10. A second round, if needed, would take place

Poland’s foreign military missions will continue as planned

Poland's Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak has taken the decision that soldiers returning from foreign missions will not be quarantined, Rzeczpospolita reported on Tuesday. According to the newspaper, the Defence Ministry does not anticipate that the coronavirus pandemic will in any way disrupt Polish military missions. Currently, some 2,000 Polish soldiers serve

Poland Does Not Rule Out More Restrictions Amid Coronavirus


Poland cannot rule out imposing further constraints on citizens to prevent the spread of coronavirus, government spokesman Piotr Muller said on Monday. Poland has shuttered schools, cinemas and theaters, while limiting public gatherings to no more than 50 people. It has also closed its borders to foreigners and introduced a "state

Poland border points become bottlenecks after coronavirus closure

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s border crossings have turned into bottlenecks after the government closed them to stem the spread of coronavirus, local media reports said, with lines in some places reaching almost 50 km (31 miles) and wait times surpassing a dozen hours. Thousands rushed to cross Poland’s frontiers with Ukraine,

EU should abandon emissions trading scheme, says Polish official

WARSAW (Reuters) - The European Union should scrap its Emissions Trading System or exempt Poland from the scheme, which helps combat global warming, to free up funds for Warsaw to fight the effects of the coronavirus, a senior Polish official said. Under the ETS, the EU charges for the right to

Most Poles positively assess the government’s actions over the coronavirus

Fifty-seven percent of Poles positively assessed the government's actions in the face of the threat of a coronavirus epidemic, while 16.16 percent of Poles voiced the opposite opinion, according to a survey by pollster IBSP for the Wirtualna Polska portal. The poll also revealed that 25.96 percent of respondents answered that