Latest Poland government News

With vote ahead, Polish leader turns up anti-German rhetoric

Dec. 09, 2022 02:35 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling party leader claims Germany seeks to dominate Europe. He warns that Poles could end up under the “German heel." He snubs a German offer of anti-missile systems before Poland eventually accepts them — but gets in an anti-German dig along the way. ...

Polish man who vanished at party found dead in Lake Michigan

Dec. 07, 2022 15:30 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Polish man who vanished last weekend after attending a party at a Chicago bar was found dead early Wednesday in Lake Michigan, officials said. Krzysztof Szubert, 21, was pulled unresponsive from the lake at the Oak Street Beach about 1:55 a.m. and pronounced dead...

Fired state TV chief's World Bank job shocks many in Poland

Dec. 07, 2022 12:27 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The former head of Poland's state broadcaster said Wednesday that he now has a job at the World Bank, spurring disbelief in the European Union country where he is known for turning the news channel into a propaganda tool for the right-wing government. Kurski,...

Poland reverses course, accepts German air defense system

Dec. 06, 2022 15:26 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's defense minister said Tuesday that his country will accept a Patriot missile defense system which Germany offered to deploy to Poland last month. The German offer was made after an errant missile fell in Poland near the border with Ukraine, killing...

Poland leader backs down from World Cup players' bonus

Dec. 06, 2022 11:31 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister on Tuesday backed down from his initial declaration to award bonuses to the national soccer team for it World Cup performance amid high inflation and hardship in the country. It was a sudden reversal by Mateusz Morawiecki, who just...

First delivery of S. Korean heavy weapons comes to Poland

Dec. 06, 2022 05:15 AM EST

GDYNIA, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda and the country's defense minister on Tuesday took delivery of a first shipment of tanks and howitzers from South Korea, hailing the swift implementation of a deal signed in the summer in the face of the war in neighboring Ukraine. ...

European security org faces existential crisis at meeting

Dec. 02, 2022 16:23 PM EST

LODZ, Poland (AP) — A security organization born in the Cold War to maintain peace in Europe ended a high-level meeting Friday without a final resolution, underlining the existential crisis it is facing amid Russia's war against Ukraine. The war launched by one member of the...

Germany: Kandinsky sale on hold after Poland alleges theft

Dec. 02, 2022 15:18 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German auction house said Friday that the recent sale of a watercolor by Wassily Kandinsky has been put on hold in response to the Polish government's claim that the painting is stolen. Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage said Thursday it notified...

Ukraine says animal eyes sent to some embassies, consulates

Dec. 02, 2022 14:03 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Ukrainian embassies and consulates in six European countries have received packages containing animals' eyes in recent days, a Ukrainian official said Friday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko wrote on Facebook that the “bloody parcels” were received by the...

Security meeting overshadowed by Russia's war, ban on Lavrov

Dec. 01, 2022 13:07 PM EST

LODZ, Poland (AP) — A meeting of Europe's largest security organization opened Thursday with foreign ministers and other representatives strongly denouncing Russia's war against Ukraine, a conflict that is among the greatest challenges the body has faced in its nearly half-century of existence. ...