Latest Poland government News

Polish leader resists view that he was disrespected by Trump

Sep. 21, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president is fighting back against criticism at home over a photo posted by Donald Trump that some say shows the Polish leader in a subservient role during a White House visit. Trump tweeted photos of himself with President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday, including one of them...

Court rules against Poland over plane crash exhumations

Sep. 20, 2018 10:34 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Court of Human rights has ruled that the Polish government violated the rights of two women whose husbands were exhumed without their consent as part of a probe into a plane crash that also killed the president. The government in 2016 ordered autopsies of many of the...

Fort Trump? Polish leader dangles offer to US president

Sep. 18, 2018 4:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poland's leader pressed President Donald Trump on Tuesday to consider creating a permanent American military base in Poland, offering a tempting incentive: The installation would be called "Fort Trump." Polish President Andrzej Duda extended the invitation during a one-on-one meeting with...

The Latest: Polish leader proposes US base called Fort Trump

Sep. 18, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The president of Poland is telling President Donald Trump that he'd like the U.S. to create a permanent American base in Poland that would be named Fort Trump. Trump says that...

EU official sees new justice independence threat in Poland

Sep. 18, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official says Poland's government appears to have taken new steps recently that could undermine the independence of its judiciary and shows no sign of backing down. European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said Tuesday that since June talks with Warsaw his...

US: Europe should cut dependence on Russia gas

Sep. 18, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Europe should lessen its dependence on Russian gas and diversify energy sources, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday at a summit to improve ties between eastern Europe and the U.S. and the European Union. Perry asserted that Europe's dependence on Russian gas has...

AP Interview: Poland seeks EU 'empathy' for US sanctions

Sep. 14, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland sees itself as a bridge in trans-Atlantic rifts between the European Union and the Trump administration and wants the EU to show "greater empathy" for U.S. sanctions on Iran, the country's foreign minister said Friday. Minister Jacek Czaputowicz told The Associated Press in an...

Polish leader slammed for saying EU has little relevance

Sep. 12, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president came under heavy criticism from political opponents Wednesday after he called the European Union an "imaginary community" of little relevance to Poles. Andrzej Duda is aligned with the ruling Law and Justice party, which has been in conflict with the EU over an...

NATO members concerned about Russia "military posturing"

Sep. 11, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania, Turkey and Poland have expressed concern about what they call Russia's "increasing and visible offensive military posturing," near NATO borders. The foreign ministers of the three NATO members on the eastern flank issued a statement condemning "the repeated violation of...

Poland's ruling party leader says he has no plans to retire

Sep. 10, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The 69-year-old leader of Poland's ruling party says he has no plans to quit politics, even as he's pushing judges to retire earlier. Critics accused Jaroslaw Kaczynski on Monday of double standards. His Law and Justice party is forcing judges to retire at 65 — five years...