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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...

Farmers from 10 EU countries join forces — and tractors — to protest agricultural policies

Feb. 22, 2024 22:57 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech farmers were driving their tractors and other vehicles to several border crossings on Thursday to meet their colleagues from neighboring countries and join forces in their protests against European Union agriculture policies, bureaucracy and overall conditions for their...

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...

Lena Dunham and Stephen Fry connect with their Jewish heritage in new film ‘Treasure’

Feb. 20, 2024 11:40 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Stephen Fry and Lena Dunham play a convincing father and daughter in German director Julia von Heinz’ first English-language movie, “Treasure." Set in post-communist Poland, the comedy-drama had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival over the weekend. ...

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...

Once banned by communists, Poland's stately 18th century dance garners UNESCO honors

Feb. 20, 2024 03:51 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Once banned by rulers dispatched from Moscow, Poland's stately polonaise dance that nurtured the country's spirit even through the dark years of its partition is now honored by UNESCO. This 18th century dance has been performed from aristocratic balls to...

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...