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Pawel Florkiewicz

Polish malls to reopen, but PM warns against Christmas travel

21 Nov 2020

WARSAW Shopping centres will reopen in Poland in a week's time, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday, in a boost to retailers in the run-up to Christmas, but he added that the government was working on rules to limit travel.

Poland expects concessions after it vetoed EU budget

17 Nov 2020

WARSAW Poland expects Brussels to offer it new proposals to find a way out of stalemate after the country joined Hungary in vetoing the European Union's 1.8 trillion euro (1.6 trillion pounds) budget, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.

Hungary to veto EU budget and recovery plan in major snag for bloc

16 Nov 2020

BUDAPEST/WARSAW/BRUSSELS Hungary will veto the European Union's 2021-27 budget and its COVID recovery scheme if access to funds is made conditional on governments' adherence to the rule of law, a move which a senior EU official warned could create havoc within the bloc.

Poland's Kaczynski demands Poles defend patriotism amid abortion backlash

28 Oct 2020

WARSAW Poland's ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski insisted on Tuesday that a court ruling further restricting abortion could not be reversed, threatening action against mass protests that have spread across Poland since the decision last Thursday. | Video

Polish economy may tank this year, shrink again in 2021 -c.banker

20 Oct 2020

WARSAW, Oct 20 Poland's economy may shrink up to twice as fast as the government forecasts this year and then fail to grow as expected in 2021 if COVID-19 continues to spread there at a rapid pace, a central banker said.

Poland ramps up health training as COVID-19 cases hit fresh records

14 Oct 2020

WARSAW Poland is ramping up training for nurses and could consider setting up military field hospitals for coronavirus patients, as daily reported cases hit a new record of 6,526 on Wednesday, officials said.

Polish president Duda faces tough run-off vote on July 12

29 Jun 2020

WARSAW Poland's nationalist incumbent Andrzej Duda won the first round of a presidential election on Sunday but will have to face the centrist mayor of Warsaw in a run-off on July 12, in a race that could transform the nation's ties with the European Union. | Video

Polish opposition demands minister's dismissal over election 'embarrassment'

08 May 2020

WARSAW Polish opposition lawmakers on Friday called for the dismissal of a government minister tasked with organising Sunday's presidential election, after the ruling coalition unexpectedly said the vote could not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Polish opposition, junior ruling party seek election delay

20 Apr 2020

WARSAW Politicians from Poland's ruling alliance and the opposition began talks on Monday on delaying next month's presidential election due to the coronavirus pandemic, amid deep divisions that could deprive the conservative government of its majority.

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