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US State Department authorizes $10.5 billion Patriot missile sale to Poland

November 18, 2017 12:00 am
US State Department authorizes $10.5 billion Patriot missile sale to Poland

US troops from 5th Battalion of the 7th Air Defense Regiment are seen at a test range in Sochaczew, Poland, on Saturday, March 21, 2015. (Photo by AP) The US State Department has authorized the sale of $10.5 billion in Patriot missile systems to Poland, the linchpin of the NATO […]

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60,000 attend far-right march on Poland’s Independence Day

November 12, 2017 2:09 am
60,000 attend far-right march on Poland’s Independence Day

Far-right demonstrators burn flares and wave Polish flags during the annual march to commemorate Poland’s National Independence Day in Warsaw on November 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Tens of thousands of nationalist and fascist demonstrators have taken to the streets in the Polish capital of Warsaw, attending a rally on […]

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Polish doctors protest against government

October 25, 2017 10:30 am
Polish doctors protest against government

Health officials and patients’ representatives meet resident doctors holding a hunger strike in Kraków, southern Poland, on October 25, 2017. (Photo by PAP) Polish doctors on Wednesday doubled down on their call for a health budget increase by striking in the southern city of Krakow after finding the government’s promises […]

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization opens espionage hub in Poland to counter Russia

October 20, 2017 3:46 am
North Atlantic Treaty Organization opens espionage hub in Poland to counter Russia

Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz (C) and his Hungarian, Romanian and Slovak counterparts talk to reporters at the opening ceremony of a NATO spying hub in Krakow, Poland, October 19, 2017. (Photo by PAP) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has opened an espionage hub in Poland, in a bid […]

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Poland doctors demand better pay, hike in funding for health care system

October 14, 2017 9:33 pm
Poland doctors demand better pay, hike in funding for health care system

Hundreds of young physicians have held a protest rally in the Polish capital, Warsaw, to express solidarity with doctors on hunger strike and to demand higher pay and increased funding for the European country’s chronically strapped health care system. Hundreds of protesting doctors, medical students and supporters convened in front of […]

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Germany rejects Poland call for World War II reparations

September 9, 2017 2:51 pm
Germany rejects Poland call for World War II reparations

German Government spokesperson Steffen Seibert (Photo by AFP) Germany dismissed on Friday Poland’s threat to demand new talks over World War II reparations from Berlin, saying the issue had already been settled in 1953. “Poland made a binding decision in August 1953…to relinquish demands for further war reparations,” government spokesman […]

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European Union takes action against Poland over judiciary reform

July 29, 2017 8:29 pm
European Union takes action against Poland over judiciary reform

First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights Frans Timmermans gives a joint press on the Rule of Law in Poland and read-out of the College meeting at the EU Headquarters in Brussels, on May 26, […]

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Polish President Andrzej Duda to veto controversial bills on judicial reforms

July 24, 2017 8:04 pm
Polish President Andrzej Duda to veto controversial bills on judicial reforms

Polish President Andrzej Duda makes a statement to announce that he will veto controversial judicial reforms in Warsaw on July 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Polish President Andrzej Duda has announced that he would use his authority to veto controversial bills on reforms in Poland’s judicial system, a move largely […]

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European Union threatens Poland with sanctions over court reform

July 19, 2017 10:30 pm
European Union threatens Poland with sanctions over court reform

First Vice-President of the European Union Commission Frans Timmermans talks to the media about the situation in Poland at the European Union Commission headquarter in Brussels on July 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The EU warned Poland’s right-wing government Wednesday to suspend controversial court reforms or risk unprecedented sanctions, sharply […]

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Thousands hold nationwide rallies in Poland against new court reforms

July 17, 2017 9:20 am
Thousands hold nationwide rallies in Poland against new court reforms

Thousands of people have staged rallies in the Polish capital, Warsaw, and other cities in protest at the new court reforms, which they view as a threat to democracy and judicial independence. Some 4,500 people attended the demonstration in front of the parliament in one of the two demonstrations held […]

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