Warsaw and Poland’s western city of Poznań have stopped trimming green patches after a scorching heatwave hit the country last month, the Gazeta Wyborcza daily reported on Tuesday. Photo: pixabay.comCC0 At the end of June, parts of Poland saw the mercury hit over 35 degrees Celsius, causing some green areas in the country’s cities to dry up in the sizzling heat. The daily reported that this is often

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Inflation in Poland stood at 2.6 percent in year-on-year terms in June, the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Monday in a final estimate. pixabay.com/Pixabay LicenseImage by Delphina_Angua from Pixabay The figure was in line with a flash estimate released by the government-run statistics agency at the end of last month. In May, the prices of consumer goods and services in Poland were 2.4 percenthigher than in the same month a year

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Germany’s energy transition strategy is not about moving to environmentally-friendly energy sources, but about a comprehensive plan to strengthen Berlin’s political and economic influence in Europe, a Polish website has claimed. Germany is the world’s largest consumer of lignite and Europe’s biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, the energetyka24.com website says.Wibke/pixabay.com/Pixabay License The energetyka24.com website said that Germany is the world’s largest consumer of lignite and Europe’s largest

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On the 609th anniversary - for the 22nd time Bitwa pod pod wsią Grunwald uchwycona na obrazie Jana Matejkiwikipedia.org/public domain Thousands of knights, reenactors, history buffs and ordinary spectators flocked to the fields of Grunwald, Warmia and Masuria in northern Poland, for the annual - the 22nd this year - staging of the Battle of Grunwald. Fought on July 15, 1410 it was one of the biggest battles of medieval

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Residents evacuated and waterway closed for the removal operation of a wartime relic that could have contained 400 kilogrammes of explosives WW2 mine removed from Piastowski CanalPAP Sappers and divers in Świnoujście have lifted a British naval mine from World War 2 discovered at a depth of about 6 metres on the edge of the Szczecin to Świnoujście waterway, virtually at the mouth of the Piastowski channel leading to the

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US President Donald Trump will make a two-day trip to Poland this summer for events to mark the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, a newspaper reported on Friday. US President Donald TrumpPhoto: EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS Poland's Rzeczpospolita daily said it had learned unofficially that Trump would visit the country on August 31 and September 1 and that he would be the most important foreign guest at the international

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The leader of Poland’s opposition Civic Platform (PO) admitted on Friday that his party made a mistake while in government by raising the retirement age. Grzegorz Schetyna PAP/Rafał Guz Grzegorz Schetyna was speaking as he launched a two-day gathering in Warsaw of the Civic Coalition, an alliance of opposition groups, amid work to hammer out a platform in the run-up to Poland’s autumn parliamentary elections. Schetyna said: "If someone

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Drug shortages in Europe have reached a record high, and countries such as France and the Netherlands are nudging Brussels into action, politico.eu has reported. Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay stevepb/pixabay.com/Pixabay License The news website said that in July alone, cancer patients were unable to access treatment in Italy, and shortages of neurological drugs reached unprecedented proportions in Poland. Meanwhile, the total number of unavailable drugs in Belgium reached a

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In the first half of this year, Polish courts declared over 3,800 personal bankruptcies, almost as many as throughout 2016, a new report finds. Pixabay.com1820796/CC0 Creative Commons Jarosław Nowrotek, CEO of the COIG Centre for Economic Information, which has published the data, said: “If a similar number of people are declared bankrupt in the second half of the year, there will be about 7,600 personal bankruptcies in

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Around 1.5 million passengers used Modlin airport, the second largest airport serving the Polish capital, during the first half of this year. pixabay.com/Pixabay LicenseImage by april kim from Pixabay In June alone, just under 300,000 passengers used the airport, an 8.9% rise from June 2018. Sited on a former military airfield, Modlin was opened in 2012 as a low-cost alternative to Warsaw Chopin, the capital’s main airport. Modlin’s opening

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