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Hearing on Polish judges could deepen standoff with Europe

8:35am EST

WARSAW (Reuters) -A top Polish court adjourned on Wednesday a sitting on whether a continent-wide human rights court had the power to question local judges' legitimacy in a case that could deepen the nationalist government's standoff with Europe.

Polish president vetoes media bill, U.S. welcomes move

Dec 27 2021

WARSAW (Reuters) -Poland's president vetoed a media bill that critics said was aimed at silencing a Discovery-owned news channel that is critical of the government, citing worries about the strain the law would put on relations with Washington.

Polish regulator to investigate Apple's privacy policy

Dec 13 2021

WARSAW Apple faces an investigation in Poland over whether its new rules on privacy and personal data processing for iOS devices violate competition law, Polish antimonopoly watchdog UOKiK said on Monday.

Poland says Belarus border crisis may be prelude to "something worse"

Nov 22 2021

WARSAW/VILNIUS (Reuters) -Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warned on Sunday that the migrant crisis on the Belarus border may be a prelude to "something much worse", and Poland's border guard said Belarusian forces were still ferrying migrants to the frontier. | Video

Polish PM calls for 'concrete steps' from NATO amid Belarus border crisis

Nov 14 2021

HAJNOWKA, Poland (Reuters) -NATO must take "concrete steps" to resolve the migrant crisis on the Belarus border, the Polish prime minister was quoted as saying on Sunday, adding that Poland, Lithuania and Latvia may ask for consultations under the alliance's treaty.

Death of pregnant woman ignites debate about abortion ban in Poland

Nov 06 2021

WARSAW The death of a pregnant Polish woman has reignited debate over abortion in one of Europe's most devoutly Catholic countries, with activists saying she could still be alive if it were not for a near total ban on terminating pregnancies. | Video

Russia's Yamal-Europe pipeline in reverse flow mode for 4th day

Nov 02 2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia's Yamal-Europe pipeline, which normally sends gas westwards across Poland to Germany, was working in reverse mode for a fourth straight day on Tuesday and expected to stay that way until Wednesday, according to data from German operator Gascade.

UPDATE 2-Poland must undo judicial overhaul to get EU COVID aid, commission chief says

Oct 28 2021

BRUSSELS/WARSAW, Oct 28 Poland must undo its new disciplinary system for judges to unlock access to billions of euros of European Union aid aimed at helping revive economic growth, which has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the bloc's chief executive said on Thursday.

"Brexit can happen here", Poles demonstrate in support of EU membership

Oct 11 2021

WARSAW (Reuters) -More than 100,000 Poles demonstrated on Sunday in support of European Union membership after a court ruling that parts of EU law are incompatible with the constitution raised concerns the country could eventually leave the bloc. | Video

Polish court rules some EU law is unconstitutional, deepening dispute

Oct 07 2021

WARSAW Poland's highest court ruled on Thursday that some parts of EU treaties are incompatible with the Polish constitution, challenging a pillar of European integration and sharply escalating a dispute between Brussels and Warsaw.

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Blinken says Russian attack on Ukraine could come at very short notice

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-can-attack-ukraine-very-short-notice-blinken-says-visit-kyiv-2022-01-19 said on Wednesday that Russia could launch a new attack on Ukraine at "very short notice" as he met the country's president on the first leg of a new diplomatic push to avert war.