Poland moves to hold Europe’s only national vote in lockdown

World / Politics Apr 7, 2020

Poland moves to hold Europe’s only national vote in lockdown

Poland’s ruling party is pressing forward with conducting Europe’s only national election during the COVID-19 crisis. The Law and Justice party muscled its measure to hold the May 10 presidential election only via mail-in ballots through the lower house of parliament late Monday. Poland’s human ...

National Apr 1, 2020

151 Japanese nationals to return on plane chartered by Poland

A total of 151 Japanese nationals will return home from Poland on a flight chartered by the Polish government, the Polish Embassy in Japan said Wednesday. The flight will carry back Polish nationals who have been unable to leave Japan because direct flights between the ...

Polish parliament approves 'muzzle law' for judges

World / Crime & Legal Jan 24, 2020

Polish parliament approves 'muzzle law' for judges

Poland's parliament on Thursday approved a controversial draft law aimed at disciplining judges who question government judicial reforms that the European Union says are out of step with the rule of law. The EU member country's lower house, where lawmakers from the governing right-wing Law ...

Japan and Poland agree to bolster energy cooperation

National / Politics Jan 22, 2020

Japan and Poland agree to bolster energy cooperation

Japan and Poland agreed Tuesday to deepen cooperation in promoting low-carbon energy during a summit aimed at strengthening their strategic partnership. After holding talks with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan would step up cooperation on hydrogen and nuclear power ...

EU leaves Poland out of 2050 climate deal after standoff

World / Science & Health Dec 13, 2019

EU leaves Poland out of 2050 climate deal after standoff

The European Union left Poland out of a 2050 climate neutrality agreement Friday after hours of summit haggling with three poorer eastern member states that demanded more funds for economic transition and support for nuclear power. The Czech Republic and Hungary eventually dropped their resistance ...

Business Dec 2, 2019

Poland museum slams Amazon for Auschwitz Christmas ornaments

A Polish museum on Sunday slammed U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon for selling Christmas ornaments with images of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, calling them inappropriate. The museum at the site of the former camp in southern Poland tweeted screenshots of the items showing train ...

Populists win in Poland polls raises fears of new EU tensions

World / Politics Oct 15, 2019

Populists win in Poland polls raises fears of new EU tensions

Poland's governing right-wing populist party won a weekend election, full official results showed on Monday, retaining a parliamentary majority that could allow it to pursue a judicial reform agenda that has put it at loggerheads with the EU. The triumph by the Law and Justice ...

Poland, Germany recall first WWII Nazi bombs 80 years on

World Sep 1, 2019

Poland, Germany recall first WWII Nazi bombs 80 years on

The heads of state of Poland and Germany on Sunday marked 80 years since the outbreak of history's bloodiest conflict with a ceremony in the Polish city of Wielun, where the first World War II bombs fell. Polish President Andrzej Duda and German President Frank-Walter ...