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Polish farmers block Ukraine's border as they intensify protests against non-EU imports

Feb. 20, 2024 11:53 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish farmers blocked border crossings with Ukraine, spilled Ukrainian grain and burned tires on Tuesday as they intensified a nationwide protest against the import of Ukrainian foods and European Union environmental policies. Farmers from Spain to Italy to...

EU welcomes Polish plan to address concerns about democratic backsliding

Feb. 20, 2024 08:13 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Senior European Union officials on Tuesday welcomed a plan by Poland’s new government to address concerns about democratic backsliding and expressed hope that it could end years of legal wrangling. Poland has been at loggerheads with the EU's executive branch...

Polish prime minister says his country and Finland want changes on EU border policies on migration

Feb. 16, 2024 06:54 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister said on Friday that his country will upgrade the wall on its border with Belarus to better insulate the frontier against unauthorized migration. Donald Tusk also said that Poland and Finland both see the need for changes in the...

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...

NATO leader says Trump puts allies at risk by saying Russia can 'do whatever the hell they want’

Feb. 11, 2024 17:40 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of the NATO military alliance warned Sunday that Donald Trump was putting the safety of U.S. troops and their allies at risk after the Republican presidential front-runner said Russia should be able to do "whatever the hell they want" to NATO members who don't meet...

Polish leader says US Republican senators should be ashamed for scuttling Ukrainian aid

Feb. 08, 2024 08:08 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Thursday that U.S. Republican senators should be “ashamed” for leaving about $60 billion in wartime aid for Ukraine in limbo in a recent vote. Poland borders Ukraine and has been pressing the U.S. and Europe for...

Poland's new government asks Germany to think creatively about compensation for World War II losses

Jan. 30, 2024 15:17 PM EST

BERLIN, Germany (AP) — The foreign minister in Poland's new pro-European Union government said Tuesday he would like Germany's leaders to think in a “creative” way about compensating Poland for huge losses it suffered at German hands during World War II. The request was greatly...

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...