Gabriela Baczynska

EU 'will start collapsing' unless it takes on Polish challenge - official

Oct 11 2021

BRUSSELS The European Union "will start collapsing" unless it challenges a ruling by Poland's top court that national legislation trumps European laws, a senior official with the bloc said on Monday.

EU executive demands probe into alleged migrant pushbacks in Greece, Croatia

Oct 07 2021

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Union's executive called for an investigation on Thursday into illegal migrant pushbacks after a report by German media outlets Der Spiegel and ARD documented what they said were Greek and Croatian officials carrying out such operations.

EU court voids decision by Polish judge found to lack independence

Oct 06 2021

BRUSSELS/WARSAW (Reuters) -A European court found on Wednesday that Poland broke democratic norms by appointing judges who are not sufficiently independent, and declared a decision by one such judge to be void, escalating a conflict between the EU and Poland's ruling nationalists.

Belgian Holocaust survivor acts out his story on stage to mark 90th birthday

Oct 04 2021

BRUSSELS In a rundown old factory in Belgium, Holocaust survivor Simon Gronowski celebrated his upcoming 90th birthday on Sunday by starring in an opera inspired by his life - a history of love, faith and forgiveness overcoming the darkest tragedy.

Poland illegally pushed migrants back into Belarus, Amnesty Int'l says

Sep 30 2021

WARSAW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Poland carried out an unlawful pushback of a group of migrants camped out on its border with Belarus in late August, an analysis of satellite imagery and other photos and videos by NGO Amnesty International published on Thursday said. | Video

EU executive to look at measures to offset energy price spikes

Sep 30 2021

BRUSSELS The European Union executive will discuss on Tuesday measures to offset spikes in energy prices for consumers across the 27-nation bloc, Transport Commissioner Adina Valean told Reuters.

EU to tighten visa rules for Belarus officials over migrants

Sep 29 2021

BRUSSELS The European Union will tighten visa rules for Belarusian state officials, Europe's migration commissioner said on Wednesday, in retaliation for what she called Minsk's aggressive effort to destabilise the bloc by pushing in irregular migrants.

Brussels to Poland: protect human lives, allow EU guards to Belarus border

Sep 24 2021

BRUSSELS/WARSAW The EU executive expressed concern on Friday over the plight of migrants stuck on the Polish-Belarusian border and urged Warsaw to protect human lives and allow the bloc's joint frontier force Frontex to provide assistance in the area.

EU says risk to media freedom in Poland persists despite TVN move

Sep 23 2021

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Union's executive said on Thursday that risks to media freedom in Poland persisted despite a decision by the Polish regulator to extend a broadcasting licence for TVN24, a U.S. Discovery-owned news channel critical of Warsaw.

Change rape definition, stop restricting media, Europe tells Poland

Sep 16 2021

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Poland must change its legal definition of rape to protect women and stop restricting media, European institutions said on Thursday, in the latest challenges to the ruling nationalists over rights and democracy.

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