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Polish lawmakers to hold closed-door session on cyberattacks

Jun. 15, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A closed-door session with lawmakers that Poland's prime minister requested to discuss a number of cyberattacks on Polish government officials will take place Wednesday, the speaker of the country's parliament said. The hacks include one last week...

EU lawmakers threaten to sue, to speed up rule of law action

Jun. 10, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers threatened Thursday to sue the bloc’s executive branch within weeks if it fails to take action against countries allegedly violating democratic standards, notably Hungary and Poland. In a resolution, adopted by 506 votes to 150...

EU asks Poland to stop court review of EU vs. Polish law

Jun. 10, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union said Thursday it has asked Poland's government to withdraw a motion asking the nation's constitutional court to rule on whether EU or Polish law has primacy in the central European nation. The Polish justice minister, Zbigniew...

Polish man charged with spying for Russia at EU parliament

Jun. 10, 2021 06:40 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials said Thursday they have arrested a Polish man they suspect of spying for Russia, allegedly for activities carried out in a number of countries and at the European Union parliament. Stanislaw Zaryn, spokesman for the head of the...

Polish PM vows support for Belarusians after ally's remark

Jun. 07, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister vowed Monday that the government would always support the Belarusian people struggling for democracy, weighing in after a senior member of his ruling party suggested Polish solidarity could be conditional. Poland's...

Polish, Czech leaders seek to resolve coal mine dispute

May. 25, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The government leaders of Poland and the neighboring Czech Republic held intensive talks Tuesday in an attempt to solve a years-long dispute that resurfaced recently over a Polish coal mine . The Czech government says the brown coal Turow mine,...

Poland defies EU court ruling to close major lignite mine

May. 24, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government on Monday defied an injunction by the top European Union court that ordered the immediate closure of a major brown coal mine, with officials saying it would shake the nation’s energy system and lead to the layoff of thousands of employees. ...

Europe's 4 Visegrad nations lift some travel restrictions

May. 14, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Europe's four Visegrad countries on Friday lifted travel restrictions between the Czech Republic and Hungary for people vaccinated against COVID-19 and discussed how to cooperate to boost tourism. The foreign ministers' meeting in Lodz, central...

Poland wants to buy Marie Curie's vacation house in France

May. 12, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

SAINT-REMY-LES-CHEVREUSE, France (AP) — Poland’s prime minister says he’s given instructions for the government to buy a house in France where the Nobel-winning scientist couple Marie Sklodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie spent holidays and weekends from 1904-1906. ...

Romanian leader tells Biden more NATO troops needed in east

May. 10, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president told U.S. counterpart Joe Biden on Monday that more NATO troops are needed on the alliance's eastern flank given Russia actions that are perceived as threatening by many in the region. The appeal by President Klaus Iohannis...