Several thousand Poles protest against right-wing ruling party

By Lidia Kelly WARSAW, May 6 : Several thousand people demonstrated in Warsaw today against Poland’s conservative, eurosceptic ruling party in an attempt by the opposition to build momentum ahead of next year’s municipal elections. The crowd, variously estimated at between 10,000 and 20,000, fell short of the mass protests that took place after the […]

French would-be president Macron says would seek Poland sanctions

By Sarah White PARIS, Apr 27 : French centrist Emmanuel Macron said today France would push for European Union sanctions against Poland if he is elected president, signalling he wanted to take the lead in defending the bloc’s democratic values. Macron, a pro-EU candidate who topped the first round of voting in France’s two-part presidential […]

Deputy PM says Poland has natgas exports ‘understanding’ with US

By Daniel Bases NEW YORK, Apr 5 : Poland’s desire to cut natural gas imports from Russia has led to an “understanding” with the United States to work toward a deal to export liquefied natural gas to its new Baltic Sea terminal, the country’s deputy prime minister said today. Mateusz Morawiecki, who is also the […]

Polish court approves bill that could aid crackdown on unwanted protests

By Marcin Goettig WARSAW, Mar 16 : Poland’s constitutional court gave its final approval today to a bill that could be used to ban certain demonstrations and is part of a wider crackdown on opponents by the right-wing government. The government-sponsored freedom of assembly bill gives officials the power to ban counter-demonstrations that take place […]

Poland aims to be winner in Brexit battle for banking jobs

By Marcin Goclowski WARSAW, Mar 16 : As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, the country hoping to win the most jobs from London’s financial centre is not Germany or France, but Poland. While the likes of Frankfurt and Paris are competing for top investment bankers after Brexit, Poland has set its sights on […]

Attacks on US-linked Polish sites back higher cyber spending – minister

By Pawel Sobczak and Lidia Kelly WARSAW, Mar 15 : Several Polish municipalities that have hosted US troops under a planned NATO operation suffered cyber attacks in January, a senior government official told Reuters, saying it highlighted the need for Poland’s sharp increase in cyber-defence spending. Poland will spend about 1 billion zlotys (250 million […]