The leader of Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice party has said his country must fight to be "sovereign, free… in the EU, in a community of free states and free nations.” Jarosław Kaczyński (right) Photo: PAP/Piotr Polak Jarosław Kaczyński was speaking on Thursday after attending a mass in Starachowice to mark seven years since the death of his mother, Jadwiga Kaczyńska. He emphasized the role his mother's generation

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Vladimir Putin and senior Russian officials are glorifying Stalin and criticising Poland in order to build a “state ideology” in a "cynical game", according to German writer and commentator Boris Reitschuster, cited by Poland’s niezalezna.pl website. Russian President Vladimir Putin (front row, left) with veterans as they watch a military parade marking the 69th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in WWII at Red Square

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Over six in ten Poles say foreigners should be free to take up work in this country, according to a new survey. Image by skeeze from Pixabay Pixabay License The study by pollster CBOS found that 29 percent of Poles believe only certain types of work should be available to foreigners. And 4 percent said foreigners should not be allowed to work in Poland at all. According to Poland’s Office

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Controversial topics were deliberately excluded from talks between Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin when the German Chancellor visited Moscow on Saturday, the Tagesspiegel daily has said in a comment piece. Image by Magnascan from Pixabay Pixabay License Both sides at the talks affirmed support for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline being built from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, said Malte Lehming in Tuesday’s issue of

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Polish director Jan Komasa's movie "Corpus Christi" has made it into a list of a final five nominees for an Oscar in the best international film category. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Pixabay License The decision was announced on Monday in Beverly Hills, California, which is home to many Hollywood stars. The Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on February 9 in Hollywood. Corpus Christi tells the story

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A Polish government spokesman said on Friday that Warsaw cannot allow Russia to spread lies and try to shift the blame for the outbreak of World War II onto Poland. Piotr Müller Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak Piotr Müller said that Russia was "simply lying when it comes to the causes of the outbreak of World War II.” Müller, cited by state news agency PAP, added that a resolution passed by the Polish

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 The "March of a Thousand Togas", a silent march organized under slogans of defending judicial independence, began by gathering in front of the Supreme Court in the Polish capital.  Uczestnicy "Marszu Tysiąca Tóg" PAP/Tomasz Gzell   Judges and representatives of the legal profession from Poland as well as magistrates from other European countries met to march from the Supreme Court to the Parliament buildings.    In mid-December, protests were held

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A Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, was likely brought down by an Iranian missile, Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said on Thursday, citing intelligence from Canadian and other sources. Iranian police officer stands next to the wreckage after an Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 carrying 176 people crashed near Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran, killing everyone on board, in Shahriar,

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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said at an economic conference in Berlin that his country has succeeded in delivering economic stability while pursuing social programmes. Mateusz Morawiecki (left) and the chairman and CEO of Axel Springer, Mathias Doepfner, in Berlin Photo: EPA/HAYOUNG JEON At the meeting organized by the Axel Springer media group on Wednesday, Morawiecki said: "Around us the times are not as certain as

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Former war reporter Jack Fairweather’s book “The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz” has won the Costa Biography Award. AUDIO>>>  Witold Pilecki (1901-1948). Photo: [Public domain]via Wikimedia Commons Awards were also given out in the ‘first novel’, ‘novel’, ‘poetry’ and ‘children’s book’ categories. The five winning authors are now eligible for the big prize, the 2019 Costa Book of the Year, one of

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