Law and Justice (PiS) gains further ground: survey

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party is backed by 48.7 percent of voters who say they would take part in parliamentary elections, according to a new survey by pollster Estymator. Support for the party rose by 3 percentage points from a previous study by the same pollster. Meanwhile, the opposition

Jarosław Kaczyński meets US state secretary

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met the head of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party, Jarosław Kaczyński, in Warsaw on Saturday. The talks focused on military collaboration, “security... in this part of Europe” and economic collaboration, including the purchase of US military equipment by Poland, Kaczyński told journalists after

President and PM to promote Poland in Davos

President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos that he wants his country to be visible at major gatherings, a presence that would bring business and political benefits. Both Duda and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki are scheduled to take part in the annual gathering

Poland will not cut its aid to Ukraine

Poland’s Andrzej Duda

Poland does not plan to reduce the amount of aid it provides to Ukraine, Polish Ambassador to Kyiv Jan Pieklo has said. "We are helping both through the UN and through the UNDP project. We also allocate funds for displaced persons from Donbas so that they can find work and buy

US State Secretary Rex Tillerson to visit Warsaw

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to visit Poland towards the end of January as part of his tour of Europe, the US State Department has said. Tillerson is set to arrive in Warsaw on 26 January for high-level talks with top Polish officials on Polish-US bilateral ties, global

Trump-Russia inquiry is told Nigel Farage may have given Julian Assange data

Private investigator tells House panel Farage gave thumb drive to Assange, who officials view as a conduit for the Russian government. Nigel Farage may have given Julian Assange a thumb drive of data and was possibly a more frequent visitor than was publicly known to the Ecuadorian embassy where the

Warsaw wants more US soldiers in Poland: defense minister

Warsaw wants more US troops in Poland, Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak has said after holding talks in Washington with US President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, The News.pl reports. "We expect a more numerous presence of US troops in Poland," Błaszczak told correspondents after meeting General Herbert Raymond McMaster at the

Andrzej Duda signs changes to Polish electoral law; opposition furious

President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into law contested changes to the country’s electoral law and to rules on how local government functions. The opposition has claimed PiS wants to boost its performance at the ballot box, but Law and Justice has said it aims to make voting more transparent and

EU opens probe into tax incentives for Polish shipyards

The European Commission said on Monday it has opened an investigation into tax incentives for shipyards in Poland. The EU’s executive said it was concerned the system would give some shipyards an advantage over competitors. In September 2016, Poland adopted a law giving shipyards operating in the country an option of

Ex-defence minister to head probe into Polish presidential plane crash

Antoni Macierewicz

Former Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz has been appointed the head of a commission investigating the fatal crash of the Polish president’s plane in 2010, the niezalezna.pl website has reported. Macierewicz lost his job as defence minister in a sweeping Cabinet reshuffle earlier this week, just over halfway through the conservative Law