Latest Poland government News

Top EU official says decisions coming next week on the release of massive funds for Poland

Feb. 23, 2024 07:50 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of the European Union’s powerful Commission announced on Friday in Warsaw that decisions will be taken soon to release billions of euros to Poland, funds frozen by the bloc over the previous Polish government's anti-EU policies. Ursula von der Leyen...

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...

Ukraine's fate hangs in the balance, Polish premier says as he moves to secure aid transit route

Feb. 22, 2024 08:49 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Thursday that border crossings with Ukraine are being added to a list of critical infrastructure to ensure that all military and humanitarian aid can reach Ukraine without any delays. Tusk spoke following protests by...

Zelenskyy invites Poland's leaders to border to resolve farmers' protest affecting flow of weapons

Feb. 21, 2024 12:24 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukraine's president on Wednesday invited Polish leaders to meet him at their shared border to resolve a blockade by Polish farmers protesting Ukrainian food imports, saying it's hampering the shipment of weapons to Ukrainian soldiers. Meanwhile, Polish...

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...