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Polish prime minister defends meeting of European populists

Dec. 06, 2021 14:16 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday defended a recent meeting of European populist leaders by saying Poland is seeking allies in its challenge of what he called a “centralized Europe.” Morawiecki was reacting to criticism of the meeting...

Le Pen: The right takes step to build 'big European force'

Dec. 04, 2021 11:58 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European right-wing populist leaders declared Saturday they will cooperate more closely at the European Union's parliament in order to defend the sovereignty of their bloc's 27 member nations. A statement at the end of the meeting fell short of a...

Le Pen honors Jewish, Polish victims of WWII in Warsaw

Dec. 03, 2021 13:52 PM EST

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen paid her respects to Jewish and Polish victims of World World II on Friday, on the eve of a Warsaw gathering of right-wing European party leaders that she will attend. Saturday's meeting will be hosted by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the...

EU court advisor wants scrapping of Hungary-Poland challenge

Dec. 02, 2021 07:16 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The top adviser to the European Union’s highest court on Thursday said that the principle of linking the bloc’s budget disbursements to respect for rule of law is compatible with the bloc's laws and that a challenge by Hungary and Poland should be dismissed. ...

Polish ruling party against bill seeking to outlaw abortion

Dec. 01, 2021 17:22 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling conservative party rejected a legislative proposal that would outlaw abortion as homicide in a parliament debate Wednesday arguing the proposal was extreme and “unacceptable” and could lead to social unrest. The negative opinion...

EU to make it harder for migrants to enter from Belarus

Dec. 01, 2021 13:18 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union migration officials offered Wednesday to ease the asylum-evaluation rules for Poland, Lithuania and Latvia in response to what the EU has called a “hybrid attack” by Belarus to destabilize the bloc using migrants and refugees. The...

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. ...

Polish women protest attempts to further restrict abortion

Nov. 30, 2021 13:25 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Women’s rights activists in Poland used red paint to symbolize blood as they protested Tuesday against a government plan to register every pregnancy in a national database and as parliament prepares to debate a new proposal to further restrict abortion. ...

Poland says no new restrictions despite infection surge

Nov. 26, 2021 11:48 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's resistance to introducing new lockdowns and restrictions amid skyrocketing COVID-19 infections and deaths is drawing criticism from the country's medical professionals and is bucking a growing European embrace of limits on the unvaccinated. ...

Poland to have no ambassador in Israel, amid tepid ties

Nov. 25, 2021 12:31 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that the European Union nation will have no ambassador in Israel for the time being, bringing the mission level down to that of Israel's mission in Poland. The traditionally sensitive bilateral relations...