PM Morawiecki calls on EU to act over social media ‘censorship’

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, himself a former anti-communist underground activist in the 1980s has accused social media giants of growing “censorship” reminiscent of “authoritarian regimes” such as those of the communist period. He said he wanted to see these companies regulated by EU and Polish law to contain them. “We lived

20 in 2020: From isolation to mass protest in Poland

This is the third in our series, 20 in 2020 – a snapshot of a global generation coming of age in an unprecedented year. Kajetan Chlipalski says 2020 is his year of emotional changes. He has lived through some formative moments in his life this year, but many of them alone,

EU criticises, US cheers UK approval of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

The European Union criticised Britain’s rapid approval of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday (2 December), saying its own procedure was more thorough, while US health experts welcomed the British move as a sign US regulators should follow suit. Britain became the first western country to endorse a COVID-19 shot.

Police block Warsaw march against abortion ruling, force use

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Police blocked protesters from marching in Poland’s capital as demonstrations took place across the country against an attempt to restrict abortion rights and recent police violence. Police and protesters played a game of cat and mouse in Warsaw as officers set up cordons which the protesters sought to evade, pushing them

Polish troops, NATO allies in joint drills despite pandemic

Undeterred by the coronavirus, Polish troops are training intensely in the northeast of the country together with their NATO allies, officials have said. The joint maneuvers, codenamed Tumak-20, are being held at an exercise site near the northeastern town of Orzysz, the country’s defence minister announced on Wednesday. The main aim is

EU pushes to solve pandemic stimulus spat as Poland makes claims of ‘hypocrisy’

European officials will be entering “intensive” negotiations in the coming days after Hungary and Poland blocked a deal on the region’s $2 trillion stimulus plan — an impasse that’s raising concerns over an economic recovery in the region. The two countries vetoed the deal after it was suggested that future stimulus

Bulgaria spells out conditions for unblocking North Macedonia’s EU path

Bulgaria vetoed the decision to open EU accession negotiations with North Macedonia on Tuesday (17 November), a move which indirectly also affects Albania, another Western Balkans candidate which has advanced on its EU path in tandem with Skopje. The decision is hardly surprising. The Bulgarian Parliament unanimously adopted a tough declaration

Poland and the USA have a solid basis for cooperation – the press. assistant

Solid Polish-US relations do not rest solely on the personal relations between the presidents of the two countries, an aide to President Andrzej Duda has said in an interview with the newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. Referring to the US elections and their significance for Poland, Krzysztof Szczerski told the paper that

The ruling party is losing support in voter poll

Support for Law and Justice, the ruling party in Poland and the dominant force in the country’s politics, is on the decline, according to a new opinion poll published in a leading newspaper. The IBRiS poll, published in Rzeczpospolita, found that if parliamentary elections were held in November, 28 percent of