Security head suspected of lying to police as Polish mayor’s murder probed

The head of security for a charity event during which a knifeman fatally stabbed a Polish mayor has been detained and was facing charges for making false statements, a spokeswoman for prosecutors said on Monday. Paweł Adamowicz, mayor of the northern Polish port city of Gdańsk, died last Monday from severe

MEPs back plan to link EU funds to rule of law

The European Parliament on Thursday backed tying pay-outs of EU money to the observance of the rule of law in member states, a move opposed by Warsaw, according to reports. The plans would allow Brussels to suspend funds for EU countries, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported. The changes were

BREAKING: Upheaval as British PM’s Brexit deal rejected

The British government faces a vote of no confidence on Wednesday after deputies overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal, triggering political turmoil. Lawmakers on Tuesday evening voted against the deal by 432 votes to 202 in a crushing defeat for May. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour party,

International Middle East conference to be held in Poland

An international summit aiming to promote stability and freedom in the Middle East will be held in Poland in February, Fox News has quoted US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as saying. The TV broadcaster said the summit was another step in a US “pressure campaign against Iran.” In May last year,

Polish, Italian right discuss team-up in European Parliament: Salvini

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said after meeting the head of Poland’s ruling conservatives in Warsaw that they have started a dialogue on cooperating in the European Parliament after May elections. Salvini, the leader of Italy’s right-wing League party, said his talks on Wednesday with Jarosław Kaczyński, the head of

Germany data breach: man arrested over massive leak of private information

German police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with one of the country’s biggest data breaches, which affected hundreds of politicians, the BKA federal criminal police hs said. German authorities are under fire for their handling of the breach, in which personal data and documents from German politicians and public

President still Poland’s most trusted politician: poll

President Andrzej Duda remains the most trusted politician in Poland, with 41.4 percent of respondents to a new survey saying they have confidence in him. Poland’s second most-trusted politician is Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, with 40 percent of those surveyed saying they have confidence in him, the IBRiS poll found. Thirty-eight percent

Polish PM predicts changes for Brussels after EU elections: FT

This year’s European elections will lead to big changes for Brussels, Poland’s prime minister has said, as cited by the Financial Times. In an interview with the paper, Mateusz Morawiecki was quoted as saying that the European Parliament elections due in May would have a “strong” impact on the bloc. “Brussels and

Polish FM to attend inauguration of Brazil’s new president

Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has traveled to Brazil to attend the inauguration of that country’s new conservative president, the foreign ministry in Warsaw has said. Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing politician and former military officer, was due to take office on New Year’s Day after an election win on

Russia poses ‘challenge’ to EU, NATO: Polish FM

Russia poses a “challenge” to Poland, the EU and NATO, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has said. Czaputowicz on Tuesday held talks in Warsaw with his Finnish counterpart Timo Soini on issues including the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and its impact on European security. Czaputowicz said that Moscow was following a "revisionist" policy, public