Latest Poland News

The Latest: Djokovic downs Nadal to reach French Open final

Jun. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Thirteen-time champion Rafael Nadal has lost to Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinals. Nadal lost their 58th showdown 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2. ...

Probe into remains found near site of former Auschwitz camp

Jun. 11, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors are investigating an apparent mass burial site revealed this month near the area of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz. A local resident spotted some 12 human skulls and many bones in the bank of the Sola river,...

5 Poles sue government seeking faster steps on gas emissions

Jun. 10, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish environmental group says five members of the public are separately taking the government to court this month, to demand faster steps to reduce Poland’s greenhouse gas emissions and meet European climate goals. In a statement released...

EU lawmakers threaten to sue, to speed up rule of law action

Jun. 10, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers threatened Thursday to sue the bloc’s executive branch within weeks if it fails to take action against countries allegedly violating democratic standards, notably Hungary and Poland. In a resolution, adopted by 506 votes to 150...

EU asks Poland to stop court review of EU vs. Polish law

Jun. 10, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union said Thursday it has asked Poland's government to withdraw a motion asking the nation's constitutional court to rule on whether EU or Polish law has primacy in the central European nation. The Polish justice minister, Zbigniew...

Polish man charged with spying for Russia at EU parliament

Jun. 10, 2021 06:40 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials said Thursday they have arrested a Polish man they suspect of spying for Russia, allegedly for activities carried out in a number of countries and at the European Union parliament. Stanislaw Zaryn, spokesman for the head of the...

Polish miners, power workers, protest shift away from coal

Jun. 09, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some four thousand Polish coal mining and power workers protested in Warsaw Wednesday against the gradual phasing out of coal extraction and use and against a European Union court order to immediately close down a mine. Trade unions organizing the...

Polish PM vows support for Belarusians after ally's remark

Jun. 07, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister vowed Monday that the government would always support the Belarusian people struggling for democracy, weighing in after a senior member of his ruling party suggested Polish solidarity could be conditional. Poland's...

Denmark suspends Baltic gas pipeline, in setback for Poland

Jun. 04, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Denmark has withdrawn permission for a planned pipeline that was designed to bring Norwegian gas to Poland, citing the need to assess if the project would harm the habitats of certain mice and bat species. The decision represents a setback to...

Belarus opposition slams dissident TV confessions as coerced

Jun. 04, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Belarusian opposition said Friday a dissident journalist was coerced to appear in a video on state TV in which he wept and praised the country's authoritarian ruler, a broadcast sharply criticized by Western officials. In the 90-minute video...