Latest Poland government News

Retired Czech army general Pavel wins presidential election

Jan. 28, 2023 13:23 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Petr Pavel, a retired army general, decisively defeated populist billionaire Andrej Babis in a runoff vote Saturday to become the Czech Republic's new president. Pavel, 61, will succeed controversy-courting Milos Zeman in the largely ceremonial but prestigious post....

Poland's opposition criticizes amendments to electoral code

Jan. 27, 2023 09:16 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s opposition leader on Friday criticized a new electoral reform package introduced by the governing coalition and said his party was planning to strongly monitor the voting process during general elections set for the fall. Donald Tusk, of the Civic...

Spanish museum returns 2 paintings looted by Nazis to Poland

Jan. 25, 2023 09:06 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A museum in northwest Spain returned two 15th-century paintings to Polish officials on Wednesday after it was determined that they had been looted by Nazi German forces during World War II. The paintings “Mater Dolorosa” (Mother of Sorrows) and “Ecce Homo”...

Poland pushes for more tanks for Kyiv, will seek German OK

Jan. 23, 2023 15:00 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland said Monday it would ask Berlin for permission to send German-built Leopard tanks to Ukraine as its Western allies move to supply Kyiv with more powerful military hardware to thwart Russia’s invasion. Germany has hesitated to approve sending tanks to...

Poland's prime minister says the government will ask Germany for permission to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine

Jan. 23, 2023 03:56 AM EST
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister says the government will ask Germany for permission to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine.

Minister: Germany won't block Poland giving Ukraine tanks

Jan. 22, 2023 17:21 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The German government will not object if Poland decides to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's top diplomat said Sunday, indicating movement on supplying weapons that Kyiv has described as essential to its ability to fend off an intensified Russian offensive. ...

German caution on Ukraine arms rooted in political culture

Jan. 21, 2023 09:05 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has become one of Ukraine's leading weapons suppliers in the 11 months since Russia's invasion, but Chancellor Olaf Scholz also has gained a reputation for hesitating to take each new step — generating impatience among allies. Berlin’s perceived...

Poland PM: Foreign divers near key port posed no threat

Jan. 20, 2023 05:50 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister and a senior security official say that foreign divers rescued from near a key port where they had no authorisation to be posed no threat to vital infrastructure or public safety. Premier Mateusz Morawiecki made the statement late...

Poland reviews security after divers found near key port

Jan. 19, 2023 08:15 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister said Thursday that the country was reviewing the supervision of its gas and oil installations and other strategic locations after a weekend incident in which three foreign divers had to be rescued from near a key oil port where they had no...

UNESCO seeks to prevent trafficking of looted Ukrainian art

Jan. 19, 2023 06:45 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United Nations cultural organization is training law enforcement and judiciary officials from countries on Ukraine's western borders, seeking to prevent the trafficking of looted cultural objects from Ukraine amid Russia's war against its neighbor. UNESCO...