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Justyna Pawlak

U.S. Vice President Pence calls for vigilance about Russia

Sep 02 2019

WARSAW U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sought on Monday to reassure Poland about Washington's commitment to protecting it from Russia, saying allies should "remain vigilant" about Moscow's election meddling and work towards independence from Russian energy supplies.

Broad coalitions key to fighting populism: Polish opposition

May 08 2019

WARSAW Poland's newly formed broad opposition alliance should be an example to others in Europe hoping to stem a tide of rightist populism ahead of European Parliament elections on May 26, centrist leader Grzegorz Schetyna said in an interview.

Finnish election highlights Nordic dilemma about welfare state

Apr 15 2019

HELSINKI Voters across the Nordics are telling politicians to safeguard their cherished, comprehensive welfare model but Sunday's election in Finland shows how prohibitive costs and a surge in nationalism make it hard for parties to deliver.

Progressive politician tests appetite for less religious Poland

Feb 28 2019

GDANSK, Poland Robert Biedron, the founder of a new progressive party in Poland, believes ties between the state and the Catholic Church in one of Europe's most devout nations are "pathological" and need to be loosened.

U.S. meeting on Middle East brings together Israel, Gulf Arab states

Feb 13 2019

WARSAW A U.S.-sponsored Middle East conference aimed at building a coalition against what Washington sees as the threat posed by Iran also produced signs of a warming of ties between Israel and some Arab countries on Wednesday. | Video

Poland could limit use of Huawei products after worker arrested

Jan 13 2019

WARSAW Poland could consider banning the use of Huawei products by public bodies, a senior government official said on Sunday, following the arrest of a Chinese Huawei official in the east European country last week.

Poland's euroskeptic government falling further behind with urban voters

Oct 22 2018

WARSAW Poland's ruling euroskeptics could see their firm grip on power loosened over the next couple of years as liberal, city-dwellers angry at the government's democratic record are voting against them in growing numbers, regional elections showed.

Special Report: Why Poland fell out of step with Europe

Oct 18 2018

WARSAW Last winter, Monika Pawlik spent her days crawling through mud and digging trenches in frozen ground, training for Poland's home guard. Her daughter, Helena, hadn't yet turned 2 years old.

In training with Poland's volunteer militia

Oct 18 2018

SIEDLCE, Poland As Poland prepares to mark the centenary of its independence this November, thousands of Poles are training in all weathers for a part-time force meant to help defend the eastern European state from invasion.

Schweden nach Rechtsruck vor schwieriger Regierungsbildung

Sep 10 2018

Stockholm Schweden steuert nach den Zugewinnen der rechtspopulistischen Schwedendemokraten bei der Parlamentswahl auf eine komplizierte Regierungsbildung zu.

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