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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 06:37 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...

US and EU criticize Polish plans for law that could keep opposition from holding office

May. 30, 2023 11:00 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union's top justice official on Tuesday criticized Polish plans for a law that they say could keep political opponents from holding public office without them having the full powers to challenge the decision in court. The EU also...

Poland imposes sanctions on 365 Belarusians over 'draconian' verdict against journalist

May. 29, 2023 12:30 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland imposed sanctions Monday on 365 Belarusian citizens and froze the financial assets of 20 entities and 16 other people associated with Russian capital in reaction to what it condemned as a “draconian” verdict against a journalist. Under the...