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Poland appoints conservative interim Supreme Court head in judicial turmoil

16 May 2020

WARSAW Poland's president appointed an ultra-conservative as new interim head of the Supreme Court on Friday after his predecessor resigned, deepening judicial and political turmoil ahead of a controversial presidential election.

Poland's interim top judge resigns in Supreme Court turmoil

15 May 2020

WARSAW, May 15 The interim head of Poland's Supreme Court resigned on Friday, deepening judicial and political turmoil in a country struggling to choose its top judge and decide when presidential elections that were due in May will eventually be held.

Poland's May 10 presidential election hangs in balance

05 May 2020

WARSAW The Polish Senate starts an acrimonious debate on Tuesday on legislation that would allow a presidential election scheduled for May 10 to be held entirely by postal ballot instead of at polling stations because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Poland's Supreme Court chief and top government critic retires

30 Apr 2020

WARSAW Poland's Supreme Court chief Malgorzata Gersdorf ended a six-year term on Thursday, opening the way for the ruling nationalists to pick a supporter of their contested judiciary overhaul to replace her.

Top Polish government critic, Supreme Court chief retires

30 Apr 2020

WARSAW Poland's Supreme Court chief Malgorzata Gersdorf ends a six-year term on Thursday, opening way for the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) government to pick a supporter of its contested judiciary overhaul to replace her.

Polish MPs debate tighter abortion rules, protests muted amid coronavirus

15 Apr 2020

WARSAW Polish lawmakers debated a citizens' bill on Wednesday to tighten already restrictive abortion rules as rights activists protested on social media and in small clusters in front of parliament, with public gatherings restricted by the coronavirus.

Poland pushes postal vote for presidential election, coronavirus deaths up

06 Apr 2020

WARSAW Poland's ruling nationalists edged closer on Monday to a green light for holding a May presidential election as a postal ballot due to the coronavirus pandemic after overcoming initial resistance in parliament.

Coronavirus knocks CEE factory activity to 2009 crisis levels

01 Apr 2020

PRAGUE/WARSAW Factory sentiment in central Europe sank in March to levels last seen in the global financial crisis as the coronavirus outbreak idles important chunks of the region's manufacturing sector.

UPDATE 2-Polish c.bank starts large purchases of bonds to fight virus effects

16 Mar 2020

WARSAW, March 16 The Polish central bank's management board said on Monday it is starting large-scale purchases of treasury bonds on the secondary market, and called for cuts in interest rates and reserve requirements to combat the effects of coronavirus.

Poland's ruling party names two former party lawmakers to top court

04 Nov 2019

WARSAW Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party on Monday nominated three new judges, two of them former hardline PiS lawmakers, to the Constitutional Tribunal, a move its opponents said further weakened judicial independence.

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