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Medical workers fear Polish hospitals can't handle new surge

Jan. 19, 2022 12:13 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Doctors and medical workers in Poland fear the country's health care system may not be able to cope with the latest surge of COVID-19 infections. More than 30,000 new cases in 24 hours were reported Wednesday in this nation of 38 million people and health...

Still no deal in Czech, Poland lignite mine dispute

Jan. 18, 2022 16:17 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The environment ministers of Poland and the Czech Republic said Tuesday they have made progress but still need to consult on some points in solving a stalemate over a Polish lignite mine the Czech government says is harmful to its citizens who live near the countries'...

Polish chief auditor seeks to question leader over spying

Jan. 18, 2022 13:47 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's chief auditor said Tuesday that he plans to initiate an audit of the state's supervision of the secret services following revelations of illegal surveillance of government critics with powerful spyware. Marian Banas, president of the Supreme Audit...

Poland expects highest infection rate so far in new wave

Jan. 18, 2022 07:09 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's health officials say that the country has entered a new, fifth wave, in the coronavirus pandemic, predicting that it it will peak in mid-February at about 60,000 new infections per day or even more. Waldemar Kraska, the deputy health minister, said...

Polish senators question cyber experts in hacking inquiry

Jan. 17, 2022 12:59 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish Senate commission opened an investigation into the use of powerful spyware against government critics by hearing testimony Monday from cybersecurity experts, who compared targeting of opposition figures under the right-wing government to methods used by the Kremlin...

Poland: huge military data leak has only public information

Jan. 14, 2022 08:08 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Defense Ministry said Friday that a massive leak from a military equipment database includes only publicly available information and is not harmful. The ministry said that the database found online is a list from a body responsible for making...

Liberals in EU parliament seek inquiry into abuse of spyware

Jan. 12, 2022 14:07 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Parliament lawmakers called Wednesday for a committee to investigate rights abuses by European Union governments using powerful spyware produced by Israel's NSO Group. Meanwhile, the Polish Senate formally approved the formation of a committee to...

Poland hits sad milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Jan. 11, 2022 15:42 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Tuesday became the latest European nation to record 100,000 deaths related to coronavirus, a sad milestone that comes as the country braces for a surge of infections fueled by the omicron variant. Nearly a quarter of those deaths — some 24,000 —...

Poland announces tax cuts meant to ease soaring inflation

Jan. 11, 2022 13:09 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Tuesday announced a second round of sales tax cuts as part of the right-wing government’s efforts to fight inflation after it reached a 21-year high last month. Morawiecki blamed surging consumer prices on high...

Polish official fired after calling Holocaust law 'stupid'

Jan. 10, 2022 07:13 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish diplomat charged with improving contacts with Jews worldwide has been fired after he criticized his own government's approach to regulating Holocaust speech, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. Jaroslaw Nowak, the plenipotentiary for contacts with the...