Latest Poland government News

The Latest: Poland's president links clean forest to climate

Sep. 20, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Poland's president and first lady have helped remove trash from a forest as part of a day of global action against climate change. President Andrzej Duda said the forest cleanup was a...

Central Europe happy with roles in new EU commission

Sep. 12, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The prime ministers of four Central European countries say they are satisfied with the role of their countries' representatives in the European Union's powerful executive arm. The premiers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia that form an informal grouping known as Visegrad...

Polish parliament to be suspended until after Oct. 13 vote

Sep. 11, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's parliament is taking an unprecedented recess until after the Oct. 13 general election on a proposal from the ruling party that has raised questions about its intentions. The last session of the outgoing parliament was held Wednesday and included a no-confidence vote in...

German official recalls Polish troops who fought Nazi attack

Sep. 10, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The speaker of Germany's parliament has paid tribute to the Polish soldiers who managed to fend off a massive Nazi onslaught for days at the start of World War II. Speaking Tuesday on the 80th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Wizna, Wolfgang Schaeuble recalled the "heroic defense by a...

Britain's Brexit heartland seethes at delay and 'betrayal'

Sep. 9, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

BOSTON, England (AP) — Like its American namesake, the English town of Boston has a reputation for rebellion. Three years ago, almost 76% of voters in this eastern England town opted, against the government's advice, to leave the European Union, the highest pro-Brexit vote in the U.K. With Britain's...

Group of Polish lawmakers wants Donald Tusk in court

Sep. 6, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A group of Polish lawmakers said Friday former prime minister and current European Council President Donald Tusk should face a special court for allegedly failing to protect the nation's tax system from fraud. After a year of testimonies from former state officials, including from...

Poland's main opposition group launches election campaign

Sep. 6, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main opposition grouping launched its campaign for October elections Friday with a social program that appears to chime with the generous spending policies that have kept the ruling right-wing party atop opinion polls. The Civic Coalition's program was presented by deputy...

Poland pressured to say if it bought Israeli phone spyware

Sep. 4, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government came under pressure Wednesday to clarify whether it has purchased sophisticated and potentially illegal phone surveillance technology that has been used to stifle dissent in other countries. Opposition lawmakers asked Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki whether the...

Polish opposition names surprise candidate for prime minster

Sep. 3, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A pro-European opposition coalition in Poland announced unexpectedly on Tuesday that its candidate for prime minister as the country heads toward an October election will be a deputy parliamentary speaker, rather than the main opposition leader. The candidacy of Malgorzata...

US and Poland sign agreement to cooperate on 5G technology

Sep. 2, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement Monday to cooperate on new 5G technology as concerns grow about Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Vice President Mike Pence and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki signed the deal in Warsaw, where Pence is filling in for President...