Pawel Florkiewicz

Poland turns water cannon on rock-throwing migrants at Belarus border

Nov 16 2021

WARSAW Polish security forces turned water cannon on migrants who threw rocks across the Belarusian border, where thousands have gathered in a chaotic attempt to reach the European Union, video footage shared by authorities showed on Tuesday. | Video

Four found dead near Polish-Belarus border, officials say

Sep 20 2021

WARSAW Three people have died after crossing into Poland from Belarus, and a fourth person has been found dead on the Belarusian side of the border following a surge in illegal migration that has caused a diplomatic row.

Polish top court unlikely to rule on FX loans amid judges' row

Sep 02 2021

WARSAW, Sept 2 Poland's Supreme Court may issue guidance on the treatment of cases involving foreign currency loans on Thursday but analysts say disagreements over whether some of its judges were illegally appointed mean a final decision is unlikely.

Polish lower house passes media reform bill, which U.S. denounces

Aug 12 2021

WARSAW (Reuters) -Polish lawmakers advanced a bill on Wednesday that the opposition says aims to silence a U.S.-owned news channel critical of the government, leading to a swift denunciation from the United States, one of Warsaw's most important allies. | Video

Polish PM fires deputy as ruling alliance disintegrates

Aug 10 2021

WARSAW Poland's prime minister dismissed the head of a junior coalition partner from government on Tuesday, creating uncertainty over the future of an administration that has set Warsaw on a collision course with the European Union.

"Free Media": Poles protest against changes to broadcasting law

Aug 10 2021

WARSAW Thousands of people across Poland protested in defence of media freedoms on Tuesday, objecting to draft legislation that critics say could shut down a U.S.-owned broadcaster critical of the government.

EU court rules Polish judicial reform illegal in worsening standoff

Jul 15 2021

BRUSSELS/WARSAW (Reuters) -The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Poland's system for disciplining judges undercuts the bloc's laws, part of an escalating battle over democratic rules that risks Warsaw losing some of its key development funding.

Polish court adjourns in constitutional case that may deepen conflict with EU

Jul 13 2021

WARSAW (Reuters) -A top Polish court postponed a ruling on whether the constitution takes precedence over EU treaties on Tuesday, in a case that could bring Warsaw's conflict with Brussels over the rule of law to a head.

Poland inflation will fall, no need for rate hikes, central banker says

May 19 2021

WARSAW, May 19 Inflation in Poland should decline in the medium term and there is no need to start a cycle of interest rate hikes, central banker Cezary Kochalski said, adding that rates may remain unchanged until the end of the term of the Monetary Policy Council (MPC) early next year.

Polish PM sets off on tour to promote new economic plan

May 17 2021

WARSAW Poland's prime minister set off on a tour of the country on Monday to promote his government's "Polish Deal" economic programme, which he says will make taxes fairer but the opposition has branded divisive.

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