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Poland's ruling chief speaks strongly against LGBT rights

Mar. 16, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's right-wing ruling party used hostile language Saturday while speaking against rights for LGBT persons, a subject that has risen to prominence in his political campaign ahead of crucial elections in Poland this year. Jaroslaw Kaczynski spoke to Law and Justice...

Hungarian PM says his people want new leaders for Europe

Mar. 15, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarians want strong new leaders for Europe and a "fresh start" to halt the continent's decline amid Muslim immigration, Hungary's populist prime minister said Friday as he looked ahead to May's European Parliament elections. "We're the ones who want a strong Europe, strong...

Hungary's Orban to host EU group leader over possible ouster

Mar. 11, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister will host the leader of the main center-right faction in the European Parliament to discuss the Hungarian ruling party's possible ouster from the group. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's office said Monday that the meeting with Manfred Weber will take place...

Hungarian leader may turn to Polish party in EU Parliament

Mar. 8, 2019 8:56 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister said Friday he would seek to form an alliance with Poland's populist ruling party if his governing Fidesz party is ousted from the main center-right group in the European Parliament.  The European People's Party is expected to make a decision on...

Poland considers exhumations at pogrom site and Jews object

Mar. 6, 2019 2:58 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government is reconsidering whether to exhume human remains at a World War II-era site where Jews were burned alive by Polish neighbors, though the country's chief rabbi says the work would violate Judaism's prohibition on disinterment under most circumstances. Authorities...

Polish central bank controversy latest hit for ruling party

Feb. 27, 2019 11:25 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's central bank revealed Wednesday that its head of public relations earns an unusually high salary, the latest embarrassment for the ruling right-wing party, which says it is focused on serving the country, not making money. The controversy around the state-backed central bank...

Poland party leader vows more social benefits ahead of votes

Feb. 23, 2019 2:32 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling party leader has pledged more social benefits for families with children and for the elderly as he opened the right-wing party's campaign ahead of key elections this year. Speaking at a party convention Saturday, Jaroslaw Kaczynski announced an upgrade to the generous...

Poland ruling party allegedly financed politics from charity

Feb. 21, 2019 12:43 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition lawmakers on Thursday demanded explanations from the ruling party about reports that one of its regional offices used donations for the Red Cross to finance its parliamentary campaign. Gazeta Wyborcza daily reported recently that Red Cross funds raised from the...

Poland's political leader on unprecedented defensive

Feb. 16, 2019 7:29 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's most powerful politician who has built his position on a reputation of honesty and anti-communist convictions, suddenly finds himself embroiled in revelations over his involvement in complex business dealings and the presence in his inner circle of people...

Poland's political divide widens more after mayor is slain

Feb. 2, 2019 10:39 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Krzysztof Strzemeski watched with unease as a high school friend voiced support for Poland's nationalist government on social media, followed by hate-filled extremist posts. But when the liberal mayor of Gdansk was stabbed to death in public in January, he could no longer hold back...