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Thousands protest in Poland demanding release of LGBT activist

Aug 08 2020

WARSAW Several thousand people waving rainbow flags protested on Saturday in the centre of Warsaw to demand the release of an LGBT activist accused of hanging rainbow banners over statues and damaging an anti-abortion campaigner's van.

Protesters try to block detention of Polish LGBT activist

Aug 07 2020

WARSAW Hundreds of protesters surrounded a police van on Friday in central Warsaw to try to block it from driving away after officers detained an activist who hung LGBT flags on statues in the city last week.

Polish 'LGBT-free' town weighs risk of losing EU funds

Jul 17 2020

KONSKOWOLA, Poland Surrounded by fields of roses and lavender in tranquil eastern Poland, some residents of the village of Konskowola feel the European Union may be trying to blackmail them.

Values or economy? Right-wing Poles weigh options in election runoff

Jul 07 2020

WARSAW Marcin Stasko did not hesitate to vote for the candidate of the small far-right Confederation party in the first round of Poland's presidential election last month, attracted in part by his promise to cut taxes.

Polish president accuses German-owned tabloid of election meddling

Jul 03 2020

WARSAW Polish President Andrzej Duda suggested on Friday that Germany was trying to meddle in the presidential election after a German-owned tabloid newspaper reported on a pardon that he granted to a man who had served his sentence in a paedophilia case.

Polish president accuses German-owned tabloid of election meddling

Jul 03 2020

WARSAW, July 3 Polish President Andrzej Duda suggested on Friday that Germany was trying to meddle in the presidential election after a German-owned tabloid newspaper reported on a pardon that he granted to a man who had served his sentence in a paedophilia case.

Polish president Duda faces tough run-off vote on July 12

Jun 28 2020

WARSAW Poland's nationalist incumbent Andrzej Duda won the first round of a presidential election on Sunday but will have to face the centrist mayor of Warsaw in a run-off on July 12, in a race that could transform the nation's ties with the European Union. | Video

Polish presidential vote puts government's reforms on the line

Jun 25 2020

WARSAW Poles vote on Sunday in a closely-fought presidential election critical to the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) government's hopes of implementing its conservative agenda, including judicial reforms the European Union says undermine democracy.

Poland's Jewish leaders deplore stigmatisation of LGBT people

Jun 16 2020

WARSAW Jewish community leaders in Warsaw on Tuesday voiced their opposition to the "dehumanising" language they say is being used against LGBT (lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender) people in Poland's presidential election campaign.

Polish president compares 'LGBT ideology' to Soviet indoctrination

Jun 13 2020

BRZEG, Poland Poland's president compared LGBT "ideology" to communist doctrine in a campaign speech on Saturday, as LGBT rights become a hotly debated issue ahead of a June 28 presidential election in the staunchly Catholic country.

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