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Joanna Plucinska

Poland's fragmented opposition coalesces into left, centre blocs

18 Jul 2019

WARSAW Poland's main opposition parties have formed two coalition blocs to vie for left-leaning and centrist votes ahead of a national election later this year, in the hope of denting the popularity of the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party.

Poland's ruling nationalists seek to broaden appeal as election nears

18 Jul 2019

KATOWICE, Poland Poland's ruling nationalists want to appeal to more educated urban voters beyond their conservative rural base ahead of a parliamentary election later this year when they hope to gain a large enough majority to change the constitution.

Poland praises likely new EU Commission head, eyes better ties with Brussels

09 Jul 2019

KATOWICE, Poland Poland's foreign minister praised the "non-confrontational" style of the EU's nominee to head the next European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and signalled that he looked forward to improved ties between Warsaw and Brussels on her watch.

Poland open to investment from China - foreign minister

08 Jul 2019

WARSAW Poland is open to investment from China, the country's foreign minister said on Monday, even as relations have faltered between the two countries over the role of Chinese technology firms in 5G and state infrastructure projects.

Ex-Polish security official in spying case to be freed on bail - lawyer

05 Jul 2019

WARSAW Former Polish security official Piotr Durbajlo, who was arrested in January on allegations of spying for China, will be released upon paying bail, his defence lawyers told Reuters on Friday.

Special Report: How Poland became a front in the cold war between U.S. and China

02 Jul 2019

By Joanna Plucinska, Koh Gui Qing, Alicja Ptak and Steve Stecklow

Poland must maintain judicial independence: human rights official

28 Jun 2019

WARSAW Poland's government needs to do more to preserve judicial independence and avoid "undermining public confidence in it," the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights said in a report published on Friday.

Poland to announce deal on U.S. military boost - president

10 Jun 2019

WARSAW Poland will unveil a deal with Washington this week to bolster the U.S. military presence there, expecting more troops, command and logistics capability, though not quite a single big "Fort Trump" as Warsaw floated last year, President Andrzej Duda said.

Poland, Farage dash far-right hopes for EU parliament alliance

05 Jun 2019

WARSAW/BRUSSELS Far-right parties' hopes of forging a powerful new eurosceptic bloc in the European Parliament suffered a double blow on Wednesday when Poland's ruling nationalists and Britain's Brexit Party both said they would not join such a grouping.

Poland, U.S. near deal for more American troops, no sign of 'Fort Trump'

22 May 2019

WASHINGTON/WARSAW Poland and the United States are close to a deal on an increased U.S. military presence in the central European state, including more personnel and infrastructure, ahead of a visit by President Andrzej Duda to Washington in June, officials told Reuters.

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