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Polish lawmakers OK morning-after pill for ages 15 and over in a first step to ease reproductive law

Feb. 22, 2024 12:26 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers voted on Thursday to approve over-the-counter access to the morning-after pill for ages 15 and above in a step to liberalize Poland’s strict reproductive law inherited from the previous nationalist conservative government. The vote in...

Biden to host Polish president and prime minister on March 12, 25 years after Poland joined NATO

Feb. 15, 2024 18:00 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden will host Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Donald Tusk for a meeting in Washington on March 12, the 25th anniversary of Poland’s joining the NATO Alliance, the White House said Thursday. A statement from Press...

Poland's president meets Lockheed Martin CEO about further investment in military weapons

Feb. 14, 2024 13:47 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president has met the CEO of U.S. manufacturer Lockheed Martin about strengthening security in the region and continued U.S. investment in Poland’s military weapons and equipment, the country's National Security Bureau said Wednesday. In a post on...

Poland's PM says authorities in the previous government widely and illegally used Pegasus spyware

Feb. 13, 2024 13:56 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new prime minister said Tuesday he has documentation proving that state authorities under the previous government used the powerful Pegasus spyware illegally and targeted a “very long” list of hacking victims. Donald Tusk made the announcement...

Activist sees 'new beginning' after Polish state TV apologizes for years of anti-LGBTQ propaganda

Feb. 13, 2024 09:16 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An LGBTQ rights activist in Poland said Tuesday that he believes it's a “new beginning” in Poland after a host on state television apologized on air for the homophobic propaganda aired by state media in recent years. “It took me by surprise,” said Bart...

Denmark's King Frederik X visits Poland in his first trip abroad as monarch

Jan. 31, 2024 09:25 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — King Frederik X of Denmark began his first trip abroad as monarch Wednesday with a three-day visit to Poland that is focused on promoting his country's businesses and climate policies. Frederik, who was proclaimed king on Jan. 14, received a red-carpet welcome...

Poland's pro-EU government and opposition disagree on whether 2 pardoned lawmakers can stay on

Jan. 25, 2024 06:45 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The fate of two Polish opposition politicians became the focus Thursday of a running feud between the country’s new pro-European Union government and conservative opposition as the sides disagreed whether they can remain lawmakers. The weeks-old government...

Poland's president pardons 2 imprisoned politicians from previous conservative government — again

Jan. 23, 2024 21:55 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president said Tuesday he was once again pardoning two politicians who were arrested earlier this month amid a bitter standoff between the new centrist government and the previous conservative administration. President Andrzej Duda made the...

Poland's lawmakers vote in 2024 budget but approval is still needed from pro-opposition president

Jan. 18, 2024 13:49 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers voted Thursday to approve the key 2024 state budget, but the draft still needs approval from President Andrzej Duda, who is allied with the right-wing opposition. The budget also requires endorsement from the Senate and must be presented...

Official in Poland's former conservative government charged in cash-for-visas investigation

Jan. 17, 2024 15:52 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A deputy foreign minister in Poland’s previous right-wing government appeared before prosecutors Wednesday to hear charges connected to the alleged sale of visas and work permits to migrants for thousands of dollars, anti-corruption officials said. The...