Polish PM to open innovation conference, hold talks in Germany

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was on Monday expected to attend the opening of an international research and innovation conference and hold talks in Germany. The European Forum for Science, Research and Innovation in the eastern German city of Dresden was set to bring together officials and researchers from Poland, Germany

Poland concerned about EU’s post-Brexit voting system

Poland’s Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has asked the European Commission for a report on how Brexit will affect the decision-making process in the EU. Warsaw has doubts about a proposal to abolish the need for unanimity in foreign policy decisions and replacing this with qualified majority voting system, state news

Polish president to visit Google, meet head of YouTube

Polish President Andrzej Duda was on Monday scheduled to visit the HQ of global internet giant Google and meet the head of YouTube on the last day of his official trip to the US. Duda’s last stop on his six-day visit is Silicon Valley, where he was set visit Google’s headquarters

Top Polish politicians help save cows from slaughter

Senior Polish politicians have stood up in defence of a herd of free-roaming cows destined for slaughter, news media in the country have reported. President Andrzej Duda and conservative leader Jarosław Kaczyński, head of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, have stepped in to give the animals a last-minute reprieve. They

Top EU appointments should be balanced: Polish PM

Appointments to top European Union jobs should be balanced and key positions should be filled by people with experience in politics and an ability to build consensus, Poland’s prime minister has said. Mateusz Morawiecki was speaking after an informal meeting in Brussels at which EU leaders discussed key features of potential

Poland plans to double jail terms for paedophiles

Poland has announced plans to double jail terms for paedophiles after a documentary on priest sex abuse sparked outrage in the country. Convicted paedophiles could now face a maximum sentence of 30 years or, in the most serious cases, life in prison. The documentary includes harrowing testimonies from victims and has been

Polish PM to attend post-election summit in Brussels

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was on Tuesday scheduled to fly to Brussels to attend a post-election summit of European Union leaders. Summit participants were expected to sum up the weekend's elections to the European Parliament and start official talks on filling key posts in EU institutions. The new heads of the

Over 8,000 US-based Poles plan to vote in EU elections: report

More than 8,000 Poles living in the United States have registered to cast their vote in upcoming elections to the European Parliament, according to a report. The figure is over 3,000 higher than for the 2014 European ballot, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency has reported. Aleksandra Krystek, Polish consul in

US will soon have Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill: energy secretary

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Tuesday that a sanctions bill targeting firms involved in Russia's contested Nord Stream 2 gas project could be expected in the “not too distant future,” according to reports. The pipeline aims to send Russian gas to Germany via the Baltic Sea, bypassing the Baltic

Polish minister names challenges facing EU

Europe needs reform, Poland’s deputy foreign minister for European affairs Konrad Szymański said at a major business conference on Monday. Szymański said that key issues facing the EU included the future of the common market, the elimination of trade barriers, security, defence policy and resolving migration problems, state news agency PAP