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Marcin Goclowski

Polish banks prepare for $525 mln hit for mis-sold Swiss franc mortgages

04 Sep 2020

WARSAW, Sept 4 Poland's top banks have set aside more than 1.96 billion zloty ($525 million) in total to pay for Swiss franc-denominated mortgages, recent filings analysed by Reuters show, after Polish courts recently ruled many were mis-sold to borrowers.

Thousands protest in Poland demanding release of LGBT activist

08 Aug 2020

WARSAW Several thousand people waving rainbow flags protested on Saturday in the centre of Warsaw to demand the release of an LGBT activist accused of hanging rainbow banners over statues and damaging an anti-abortion campaigner's van.

Poland may reimpose some curbs as daily COVID-19 cases jump

30 Jul 2020

WARSAW Poland may have to reimpose quarantine for travellers from countries such as Spain to contain the coronavirus, its prime minister said on Thursday after the country reported its highest daily number of infections so far.

Polish opposition seeks re-run of presidential election

23 Jul 2020

WARSAW Poland's biggest opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform(PO), said on Thursday it had petitioned the Supreme Court to declare the recent presidential election unfair to trigger an annulment and re-run.

Poland will not let EU 'force' it into allowing gay marriages - justice minister

20 Jul 2020

WARSAW Poland's justice minister said on Monday the European Union may be in a position to force Warsaw to legalise gay marriage if EU leaders make financial aid conditional on upholding democratic norms, and warned that this was unacceptable.

Polish conservative Duda re-elected president, deeper EU rifts likely

14 Jul 2020

WARSAW Polish President Andrzej Duda has won five more years in power on a socially conservative, religious platform in a closely fought election that makes renewed confrontation with the European Union's executive likely. | Video

Polens Präsident Duda nach Auszählung fast aller Stimmen wiedergewählt

13 Jul 2020

Warschau Polens Präsident Andrzej Duda ist nach Auszählung fast aller Stimmen für fünf Jahre knapp wiedergewählt worden.

Knapper Ausgang der Präsidentenwahl in Polen

13 Jul 2020

Warschau Bei der Stichwahl um das Präsidentenamt in Polen zeichnet sich laut einer Nachwahlbefragung ein hauchdünner Vorsprung für den konservativen Amtsinhaber Andrzej Duda ab.

UPDATE 2-Polish c.bank signals concern at currency strength during pandemic

16 Jun 2020

* Says zloty currency immunity to pandemic a problem for economy

Signatures pour in for Polish presidential challenger

09 Jun 2020

WARSAW Polish presidential hopeful Rafal Trzaskowski said he collected more than 1.6 million signatures within the week he was given to register for this month's election, a sign the Warsaw mayor poses a serious challenge to nationalist incumbent Andrzej Duda.

World News

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran's defense ministry, Venezuela's Maduro

The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on the Iranian defense ministry and others involved in Iran's nuclear and weapons program to support its assertion that all U.N. sanctions against Tehran are now restored, a move disputed by key European allies as well as U.S. adversaries such as Russia and China.