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EU Parliament asks Polish PM to stop law primacy court case

Sep. 16, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Parliament adopted a resolution Thursday calling on Poland’s prime minister to cancel a case in which he asks a top Polish court whether Poland’s or the European Union's law takes precedence in the country. The court’s ruling,...

Berlin memorial to Polish WWII victims moves a step closer

Sep. 15, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A memorial in Berlin to the Polish victims of World War II has moved a step closer to realization, and Germany's foreign minister said Wednesday that construction should start during the next German parliament's four-year term. The project was mandated...

Leader says Poland wants to be in EU, but remain sovereign

Sep. 15, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's most powerful politician says the country's future is in the European Union and that there will be “no Polexit,” but that Poland at the same time wishes to remain a “sovereign” country. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who is the head of the...

Polish nun, cardinal who defied communism are beatified

Sep. 12, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's top political leaders on Sunday attended the beatification of two revered figures of the Catholic church — a cardinal who led the Polish church's resistance to communism and a blind nun who devoted her life to helping others who couldn't see. ...

Merkel calls migrant push at EU's border 'unacceptable'

Sep. 11, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that she found it unacceptable that refugees were being used to apply pressure to Poland and other European Union members on the border with Belarus. Speaking at a news conference during what she said...

Polish medical workers march for better pay, conditions

Sep. 11, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Large numbers of doctors, nurses and other medical workers marched in Warsaw on Saturday to demand higher wages and an improvement in working conditions made more difficult by the coronavirus pandemic. Poland's health care sector was strapped for...

Polish Senate rejects media bill affecting US-owned company

Sep. 09, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Senate voted on Thursday to reject a media bill seen as targeting a U.S.-owned television network's ability to keep broadcasting independent news that is often critical of the right-wing government. However, the Senate has no power to stop...

Hungary offers to help Poland with border surveillance

Sep. 09, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government has offered to assist Poland in conducting border surveillance on its eastern border with Belarus in an effort to deter migrants from entering the country illegally, Hungary's president said Thursday. A serious...

EU to seek daily fines against Poland over justice concerns

Sep. 07, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved Tuesday to force Poland to comply with the rulings of Europe’s top court with plans to seek daily fines against the nationalist government in Warsaw in a long-running dispute over Poland's judicial system. In a rare move, the...

Polish lawmakers uphold state of emergency at Belarus border

Sep. 06, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s parliament voted Monday to uphold the state of emergency along the border with Belarus that was declared last week amid migration pressure. The vote came after Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told lawmakers that the country faces a...