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Minister: Poland should not pay any of its EU court fines

Oct. 28, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s justice minister said Thursday the European Union member should not pay any of the total $1.8 million daily fines the EU’s top court imposed for Warsaw’s ignoring its injunctions on changes to the judiciary and operation of a lignite mine. ...

Polish parliament to examine anti-LGBT legislative proposal

Oct. 28, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's parliament is expected to give a first reading on Thursday to proposed legislation dubbed “Stop LGBT," which aims to prohibit the “promotion" of same-sex relationships and would ban pride parades. It is not clear, however, how...

EU court tells Poland to pay $1.2M a day in judicial dispute

Oct. 28, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union raised the stakes Wednesday in a standoff with Poland over judicial independence and the primacy of EU law, with the bloc's top court fining Poland $1.2 million a day to prevent what it called “serious and irreparable harm” to the EU's legal order and...

Moldova turns to Poland for gas amid tensions with Russia

Oct. 27, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova has turned to a non-Russian natural gas supplier for the first time as the former Soviet republic seeks to avert a looming gas shortage this winter after failing to renew a long-term supply contract with Moscow. On Tuesday, Moldova...

Warsaw court bans far-right march, nationalists plan appeal

Oct. 27, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish court on Wednesday upheld the Warsaw mayor's ban on an annual march organized by nationalists on Poland's Independence Day, but organizers pledged to appeal the ruling and insisted the march would go ahead as planned. The Nov. 11 march has...

European Union's top court tells Poland to pay 1 million euros a day over judicial dispute with bloc

Oct. 27, 2021 07:11 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union's top court tells Poland to pay 1 million euros a day over judicial dispute with bloc.

Belgium warns Poland "not to play with fire" over EU dispute

Oct. 27, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union founding member Belgium warned Poland on Wednesday not to treat the EU like “a cash machine” to boost its economic fortunes while disregarding its democratic and rule of law principles at will. “You cannot pocket all the money but...

Poland plans 'radical' strengthening of its military

Oct. 26, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling party leader presented plans Tuesday for a homeland defense bill which he said is aimed at “radically” strengthening the military as the country faces migration pressure from its eastern neighbor Belarus. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the...

France's Le Pen visits Hungary in bid for nationalist allies

Oct. 26, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen held talks Tuesday with populist Hungarian Prime Minster Viktor Orban in Budapest, a meeting the two politicians said advanced the cooperation of Europe's nationalist forces. At a news conference in...

Poland's president discusses security with King of Jordan

Oct. 26, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — King Abdullah II of Jordan visited Poland on Tuesday for talks with President Andrzej Duda on security issues and further defense cooperation. The two leaders met at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. “Jordan is a valued...