Latest Poland News

The Latest: UK rejects Iran's 'tit for tat' view of tanker

Jul. 21, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The U.K.'s foreign secretary says the seizing of a British-flagged tanker by Iran's Revolutionary Guard "raises very serious questions about the security of British shipping and indeed...

Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill Hitler

Jul. 20, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Europeans to confront populism, nationalism, racism and anti-Semitism as she paid tribute to the Nazi resistance in her own country. Speaking Saturday at a solemn ceremony marking the anniversary of the failed attempt to kill Nazi dictator Adolf...

Polish city's first LGBT pride parade disrupted

Jul. 20, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police in eastern Poland detained a number of people who threw bottles at officers and verbally abused participants in the city of Bialystok's first LGBT pride parade Saturday. Officers in riot gear and border guards escorted more than 500 people along the Equality Parade route in...

EU to implement new monitoring system to enforce rule of law

Jul. 18, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union said Thursday it's implementing a new monitoring system to ensure that all member states are complying with the bloc's rule of law requirements. Frans Timmermans, a vice president at the executive European Commission, said in Brussels that an annual review of all 28...

EU takes further step against Poland over judicial reforms

Jul. 17, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union has given Poland's government two months to reverse new disciplinary regulations the bloc says undermine the independence of the country's judges. Wednesday's notice from the European Commission, which is the EU's executive, is seen as a step toward sending the case...

Donors suspend funds for Poland's Jewish museum

Jul. 16, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Jewish association says some private donors to Poland's renowned Jewish history museum have suspended funding out of concerns about the government's failure to renew the term of its director. A special commission in May approved Dariusz Stola for another five-year term, but Culture...

Lithuania president against any EU sanctions for Poland

Jul. 16, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lithuania's new president spoke out Tuesday against the possibility of European Union sanctions on Poland for changes the country has made to its judiciary. Gitanas Nauseda was sworn in last week and was making his first foreign trip to Poland for talks on European and bilateral...

Slovakian president urges region to pursue EU goals

Jul. 15, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Slovakia's president on Monday urged Central Europe to continue to pursue EU goals, while deploring the fact that the region will have no representative among the EU's top leaders. Slovakian President Zuzana Caputova spoke Monday during a visit to Warsaw, where she met Polish...

Police in Poland search for missing boy whose father died

Jul. 15, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police are searching for the fifth straight day for a small boy whose father failed to deliver him to his mother and then died after being hit by a train. In one of the force's biggest searches ever, the police, aided by sniffer dogs and drones, have combed in vain through...

Poland's Kaczynski says party will have a new leader in 2023

Jul. 14, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of the right-wing party that has governed Poland since 2015 said Sunday he plans to step down at some point to make way for a new leader in 2023. Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski is a lawmaker without a Cabinet post but is Poland's most powerful politician, forging...