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Poland restricts access to area bordering Belarus till March

Nov. 30, 2021 17:07 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski on Tuesday applied freshly adopted regulations and declared an area along the nation's border with Belarus off-limits to everyone except residents and people who live, work or study in the designated no-access zone. ...

Poland: Migrant camps along Belarus border have emptied

Nov. 19, 2021 13:42 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities said Friday there are no more migrants camping along the Belarus side of the European Union’s eastern border, but attempts at illegally crossing into the bloc’s territory are continuing and becoming more aggressive. And...

Belarus brings some migrants in from cold at Polish border

Nov. 17, 2021 15:56 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of migrants who were camped in the cold on the Poland-Belarus border have been moved to a nearby warehouse in Belarusian territory, reports said Wednesday, with some still harboring hopes of entering the European Union. The move came a day...

Poland arrests 3 in connection to antisemitic demonstration

Nov. 15, 2021 08:41 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three people have been arrested in Poland in connection with an antisemitic demonstration last week where far-right participants shouted “Death to the Jews!,” the country's interior minister said Monday. The demonstration took place last...

Poland's authorities back far-right march banned by courts

Nov. 09, 2021 12:25 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s authorities weighed in Tuesday to back a controversial Independence Day march dominated by far-right activists, saying the event will go ahead as a state observance, despite having been banned by Polish courts. The spokeswoman for...

Polish lawmakers OK anti-migrant wall on Belarus border

Oct. 29, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers on Friday approved the speedy construction of a $402 million barrier on the European Union member’s border with Belarus, seeking to stop the increasing flow of migrants. Now the plan proposed by the right-wing government...

Polish lawmakers to keep working on 'Stop LGBT' legislation

Oct. 29, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers voted Friday to continue work on legislation dubbed “Stop LGBT,” which would ban pride parades and other public gatherings or actions deemed to “promote” same-sex relationships. Dominated by the right-wing ruling...

EU court tells Poland to pay $1.2M a day in judicial dispute

Oct. 28, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union raised the stakes Wednesday in a standoff with Poland over judicial independence and the primacy of EU law, with the bloc's top court fining Poland $1.2 million a day to prevent what it called “serious and irreparable harm” to the EU's legal order and...

Belgium warns Poland "not to play with fire" over EU dispute

Oct. 27, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union founding member Belgium warned Poland on Wednesday not to treat the EU like “a cash machine” to boost its economic fortunes while disregarding its democratic and rule of law principles at will. “You cannot pocket all the money but...

Poland's president discusses security with King of Jordan

Oct. 26, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — King Abdullah II of Jordan visited Poland on Tuesday for talks with President Andrzej Duda on security issues and further defense cooperation. The two leaders met at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. “Jordan is a valued...