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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.