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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.

Polish opposition, junior ruling party seek election delay

20 Apr 2020

WARSAW, April 20 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.

UPDATE 2-Poland reopens green spaces but unclear on election amid epidemic

16 Apr 2020

* Coalition MPs push to extend president's term for two years

Poland to begin easing coronavirus curbs from Sunday with eye on May vote

14 Apr 2020

WARSAW Poland will gradually lift lockdown measures imposed to contain the new coronavirus from Sunday, the government said on Tuesday as the nation prepares for a presidential election on May 10.

Poland tightens restrictions further against coronavirus

31 Mar 2020

WARSAW Poland will impose further restrictions on public life, including closing parks and hotels, to curb the spread of coronavirus and avoid the fate of Italy and Spain, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said.

Polish c.bank will discuss rate cut if growth seen under 3% - Sura

11 Mar 2020

WARSAW, March 11 If the Polish central bank's July inflation report indicates that economic growth in 2020 will come in below 3%, the Monetary Policy Council (MPC) will have to start discussing a rate cut, rate-setter Rafal Sura told Reuters.

Polish central banker Ancyparowicz expects stable rates until 2022

15 Nov 2019

WARSAW, Nov 15 Polish interest rates are likely to remain on hold until 2022, but if data pointed to a serious slowdown a rate cut would be a possibility, central banker Grazyna Ancyparowicz told Reuters.

Polish central banker Zubelewicz criticises low interest rates

24 Oct 2019

WARSAW, Oct 24 Poland's record low interest rates are artificially inflating house prices, encouraging people to get into debt and causing higher inflation, central banker Kamil Zubelewicz told Reuters.

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Ireland delays easing of travel restrictions until July 20

Ireland will ease quarantine restrictions on people travelling from abroad on July 20, with people arriving from a "green list" of countries with low COVID-19 rates to be exempt from isolating themselves for 14 days, transport minister Eamon Ryan said.