Polish soldiers have joined multinational NATO military exercises in Lithuania. Image by Defence-Imagery from Pixabay Pixabay License Some 4,000 soldiers from 11 NATO countries are taking part in the manoeuvres, which will run until November 18, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported. The exercises, called Iron Wolf II, aim to enhance coordination between NATO forces, the agency added. They are taking place at a training ground 60 km

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Opposition senator Tomasz Grodzki was elected Speaker of the upper house of Poland’s parliament after a cliffhanger vote in Warsaw on Tuesday. Tomasz Grodzki celebrates being elected Speaker of the upper house of Poland's parliament on Tuesday evening.Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell Grodzki, a politician with the opposition Civic Platform (PO) party and a surgeon by profession, won 51 votes, defeating conservative candidate Stanisław Karczewski, a fellow surgeon, as the newly

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A Ukrainian veteran of the war in the country's east was released on Sunday after being detained by Polish border guards on a request from Russia. Image by succo from Pixabay Pixabay License Ihor Mazur, who fought pro-Russian separatists in Donbass, eastern Ukraine, will remain in Poland while the case for his extradition is examined, Polish state news agency PAP reported. Mazur was detained at the Dorohusk border crossing between Poland

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Poland is gearing up to celebrate Independence Day on Monday. The day is a public holiday in Poland. Several marches are planned in Warsaw and thousands of police will be patrolling the streets. Officers will also have an eye in the sky, deploying helicopters and drones if the weather permits. Concerts, Catholic masses and ceremonies with a patriotic flavour will take place around the country. Public broadcaster Polish

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Five ministers are to lose their jobs and four new faces are set to join the government being formed by the ruling conservatives who won Poland’s parliamentary election last month. PM Mateusz Morawiecki Photo: PAP/Mateusz Marek The remaining ministers will stay in their posts under plans outlined by Prime Minster Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday evening. Morawiecki said the new government would largely be a continuation of the existing one. In

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"The Coldest Game," an English-language Polish spy thriller set in the 1960s, hits cinemas in Poland on Friday. American actor Bill Pullman at the premiere of "The Coldest Game" in Warsaw on Monday.Photo: Radio Poland The film, starring American actor Bill Pullman and Dutch actress Lotte Verbeek, had its premiere screening in Warsaw on Monday. The Coldest Game,a directorial debut by filmmaker Łukasz Kośmicki, also features Polish actor Robert Więckiewicz. The movie tells

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Diplomats and NATO officers have slammed “arrogant and astounding” comments by the French president, who said the military alliance was experiencing “brain death,” a Polish news agency has reported. French President Emmanuel Macron.EPA/IAN LANGSDON In an interview with British weekly The Economist, Emmanuel Macron said that NATO lacked coordination and suffered from US unpredictability under President Donald Trump. Macron also expressed doubts about Article Five, NATO’s security maxim that an

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The European Commission on Thursday lowered its forecast for Polish economic growth this year and next. Image by piviso from Pixabay Pixabay License The EU’s executive said it expected Polish GDP to expand 4.1 percent in 2019 and 3.3 percent in 2020. In July, the commission had predicted the Polish economy would grow 4.4 percent this year and 3.6 percent next year. Although the Polish economy is expected to slow, the commission

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A ruling by the European Union's top court that Poland broke EU law by lowering the retirement age for judges refers to regulations that are no longer in force, the Polish foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in WarsawPhoto: Tymon Markowski/MSZ The European Court of Justice on Tuesday ruled that Poland broke European Union law with its 2017 judicial overhaul that lowered the retirement age for

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