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Marcin Goclowski

Polish PiS promises voters even more cash ahead of October election

07 Sep 2019

WARSAW Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party will offer pensioners regular annual cash bonuses and will almost double the minimum wage for workers, its leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said ahead of parliamentary elections next month.

EBRD ready to support more Polish bank mergers: official

04 Sep 2019

KRYNICA ZDROJ, Poland The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is ready to help further consolidation in the Polish banking sector by buying minority stakes in merging banks, the EBRD's regional president said on Wednesday.

BP might look at Polish refiner PKN's assets if they are for sale

03 Sep 2019

KRYNICA ZDROJ, Poland BP may be interested if any of Polish oil refiner PKN Orlen's assets come up for sale as a result of PKN's planned takeover of rival Lotos , BP's Europe chief said.

BP might look at Polish refiner PKN's assets if they are for sale

03 Sep 2019

KRYNICA ZDROJ, Poland BP may be interested if any of Polish oil refiner PKN Orlen's assets come up for sale as a result of PKN's planned takeover of rival Lotos, BP's Europe chief said.

U.S. and Poland urge tougher checks on foreign influence over 5G networks

02 Sep 2019

WARSAW The United States and Poland believe suppliers of 5G network equipment should be rigorously evaluated for foreign government control, a joint declaration signed on Monday said, as Washington pressures allies to exclude China from 5G networks.

Warsaw, Washington agree on locations for new U.S. troops in Poland

30 Aug 2019

WARSAW Warsaw and Washington have agreed on six locations for new U.S. troops to be stationed in Poland, the country's Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Friday, a day after Donald Trump cancelled a trip to the eastern European nation.

Polish government touts deficit cut ahead of election

27 Aug 2019

WARSAW Poland's government approved a plan on Tuesday to eliminate its budget deficit for the first time since 1990, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said, a move that could help bolster public support for its ambitious social spending plans ahead of a national election on October 13.

Polish opposition unites in bid to wrest Senate from ruling nationalists

19 Aug 2019

WARSAW Polish opposition parties have joined forces to try to win a majority in the upper house of parliament, the Senate, in parliamentary elections on Oct. 13, as they struggle to oust the ruling nationalist Law and Justice party (PiS) from power.

Poland's parliament speaker resigns over private flights scandal

08 Aug 2019

WARSAW Poland's parliament speaker said on Thursday he would resign after it was revealed that he used government aircraft for private trips, suggesting the ruling nationalists aimed to defuse a scandal that could affect their re-election campaign.

Liberals fear unrest as Poland Catholic Church doubles down on anti-gay rhetoric

02 Aug 2019

WARSAW Poland's Catholic Church has doubled down on the anti-gay rhetoric that has become the nationalist ruling party's dominant theme in recent weeks, drawing a rebuke from liberal politicians who compared an archbishop's remarks to incitement to genocide.

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