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Lawyers lament harsh sentences, rushed changes in Poland's criminal code

17 May 2019

WARSAW Polish lawmakers have approved a package of criminal justice reforms condemned as too tough by legal experts who also accused the conservative ruling party of rushing through important legislative changes in violation of democratic principles.

Respect constitution, EU's Tusk tells Polish leaders

03 May 2019

WARSAW European Council President Donald Tusk called on Poland's political leaders to respect the constitution in a speech in Warsaw on Friday, amid speculation that he may return to domestic politics when his EU term ends in November. | Video

Ex-communist states want more decentralised EU - Polish PM

01 May 2019

WARSAW The mostly ex-communist countries that have joined the European Union in the past 15 years want Brussels to return more powers to national capitals, Poland's prime minister said on Wednesday after hosting a summit of the 13 newcomers.

Germany owes Poland over $850 billion in WW2 reparations - senior lawmaker

26 Apr 2019

WARSAW Germany could owe Poland more than $850 billion (£658.6 billion) in reparations for damages it incurred during World War Two and the brutal Nazi occupation, a senior ruling party lawmaker said.

Poland to hold off blanket ban on Huawei 5G gear due to cost concerns

16 Apr 2019

WARSAW Poland is unlikely to exclude all Huawei equipment from its next generation mobile networks, a government minister told Reuters, in part to avoid increased costs for mobile operators.

Poland faces 5G slowdown without regulatory change: Ericsson

21 Mar 2019

WARSAW Poland will fall behind the rest of Europe on 5G unless it makes regulatory changes, an Ericsson executive told Reuters, raising fresh concerns over the country's plans as it considers excluding China's Huawei from its 5G rollout.

Poland's ruling party picks LGBT rights as election battlefront

15 Mar 2019

WARSAW Poland's ruling nationalist party aims to stem a decline in its popularity ahead of two key elections this year with warnings that opposition support for LGBT education is a threat to Polish culture and should be blocked wherever possible.

Polish parliament kiosk sells paper advising: 'How to recognize a Jew'

14 Mar 2019

WARSAW A news kiosk inside Poland's parliament was found to be selling a newspaper with an article instructing readers on "How to recognize a Jew", drawing accusations that lawmakers were happy to tolerate anti-Semitism.

U.S. says in talks with Poland on troop increase

13 Feb 2019

WARSAW The United States is in talks with Poland over Warsaw's request for more American troops on its soil, but no decision has been taken so far, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, as Washington weighs potential military threats from Russia.

U.S. seeks to increase pressure on Iran at Warsaw meeting

13 Feb 2019

WARSAW Foreign ministers and senior officials from 60 nations gather in the Polish capital Warsaw on Wednesday where the United States hopes to ratchet up pressure against Iran despite concerns among major European countries about heightened tensions with Tehran.

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