Latest Poland News

Poland's state media criticized for its coverage of huge anti-government march

Jun. 06, 2023 13:39 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's state broadcasting authority has received multiple complaints over the way state media covered a huge anti-government protest over the weekend, an official said Tuesday. State broadcaster TVP played down the size and significance of the protest led by...

Polish Supreme Court overturns presidential pardon of top officials, going against ruling party

Jun. 06, 2023 11:17 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a contentious presidential pardon of a top government official and three subordinates and ordered a retrial of their case. The surprise ruling in the years-long legal dispute surrounding the pardon went against...

EU top court says that Poland's justice reform infringes EU law

Jun. 05, 2023 11:10 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union stepped up its rule-of-law fight with member state Poland on Monday when the bloc's highest court confirmed that Warsaw had refused to comply with EU rules on judicial independence for which it has already lost more than 500 million euros ($535 million) in...

The European Union’s highest court rules that Poland’s 2019 justice reform infringes EU law

Jun. 05, 2023 08:56 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s highest court rules that Poland’s 2019 justice reform infringes EU law.

Hundreds of thousands march in Poland anti-government protests to show support for democracy

Jun. 04, 2023 13:59 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people marched in an anti-government protest in Poland's capital on Sunday, with citizens traveling from across the country to voice their anger at officials who they say have eroded democratic norms and created fears that the nation is following...

Poland, Lithuania fear new migrant crisis due to Belarus' offer of visa-free travel

Jun. 02, 2023 16:58 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Belarus is introducing a visa-free travel arrangement with dozens of countries for a month, raising fears that neighboring Poland and Lithuania might see a sudden increase in unauthorized migration. The authoritarian president of Belarus, Alexander...

Poland's president proposes urgent amendments to law on Russian influence

Jun. 02, 2023 13:57 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda said Friday that he was proposing urgent amendments to a law on Russian influence he signed this week that drew U.S. and European Union criticism. Duda said he was aware of objections, including in Poland, to the law proposed by...

Champions League final referee keeps job after apologizing for ties to far-right leader

Jun. 02, 2023 07:33 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Polish soccer referee Szymon Marciniak apologized Friday for speaking at a business event tied to a far-right politician and was confirmed by UEFA to officiate next week's Champions League final. Marciniak's appointment for the game between Manchester City and Inter...

Priceless painting looted by Nazis during World War II returns to Poland from Japan

May. 31, 2023 10:42 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A priceless 16th century Italian painting that was looted by Nazi Germany during World War II and discovered in Japan has been returned to Poland, authorities in Warsaw said Wednesday. The “Madonna with Child” attributed to Alessandro Turchi, is the latest...

Auschwitz museum criticizes use of death camp in politics after ruling party uses it in political ad

May. 31, 2023 08:38 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial museum has denounced a political spot by Poland's ruling party that uses the theme of the Nazi German extermination camp to discourage participation in an upcoming anti-government march. The state-run museum attacked...