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EU court says Poland's Supreme Court reforms unlawful

Jun. 24, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Monday that a Polish law that pushed Supreme Court judges into early retirement violates EU law, a setback for Poland's right-wing government but a move welcomed by critics who worried the measure would cause a serious erosion of democratic...

EU leader Tusk queried about tax policies as Poland's PM

Jun. 17, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lawmakers in Poland questioned EU Council president Donald Tusk on Monday for an investigation of tax evasion by private businesses that took place when he was the country's prime minister. A parliamentary panel that had subpoenaed Tusk quizzed him about his 2007-2014 government's...

Polish court: Ex-aide negligent in presidential plane crash

Jun. 13, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish court on Thursday found the chief of staff for former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk guilty of negligence in a 2010 presidential flight to Russia which ended in a devastating crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. The provincial court in Warsaw ruled...

Hungary's Orban hosts Polish, Czech and Slovak leaders

Jun. 13, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government says Prime Minister Viktor Orban is hosting a meeting with his counterparts from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to discuss the European Union, which will choose new leaders in coming weeks. Czech newspaper Lidove Noviny reported that the meeting...

Trump: US sending 1,000 more troops to ally Poland

Jun. 12, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will send 1,000 more troops to Poland as part of a growing security and economic partnership between the two countries, President Donald Trump said Wednesday. He and Polish President Andrzej Duda differed over Russia's intentions toward the U.S. ally. At a time of...

The Latest: Trump may visit Poland again in September

Jun. 12, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Poland (all times local): 2:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is seriously considering a return visit to Poland this fall. Trump said during a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda that he is "looking very seriously at...

Officials: US to send about 1,000 more troops to Poland

Jun. 11, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is expected to announce Wednesday that it will send about 1,000 additional troops and a squadron of Reaper drones to Poland to beef up the nation's ability to defend itself amid worries about Russian military activity, U.S. officials said. The final details were still under...

Poland, US conclude takes on higher American troop presence

Jun. 10, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An aide to Polish President Andrzej Duda says that negotiations to increase the U.S. military presence in Poland have concluded and were a success. The comments came days before Duda's visit in Washington with President Donald Trump this week. Citing concerns over Russia's military...

Polish convicted businessman uses threats to seek pardon

Jun. 10, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish businessman who organized an illegal wiretapping operation that helped topple a pro-European government has demanded a pardon from Poland's president and threatened to reveal who ordered the recordings if he doesn't get it, a newspaper reported Monday. The case of the...

Spain extradites Pole convicted of recording govt talks

Jun. 7, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police say a businessman who fled to Spain after being convicted in an illegal eavesdropping case that led to the fall of a Polish government has been extradited to Poland. Police said Friday that Marek Falenta is back in Poland and will soon go to prison. Falenta was convicted...