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Pawel Sobczak

Defiant Kaczynski says Poland must avoid EU's 'social diseases'

Sep 02 2018

WARSAW Poland belongs in the European Union but should be careful not to be "infected by social diseases" that dominate the bloc, ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on Sunday.

Poland's populists face pre-election pressure for more social spending

Aug 02 2018

WARSAW Poland's largest union is threatening strikes this autumn unless public employees get a hefty salary hike, piling pressure on a populist government to expand already lavish social spending despite economic warning signs across Europe.

Poland pushes to replace Supreme Court judge who defied government

Jul 21 2018

WARSAW The Polish parliament adopted rules on Friday to expedite the naming of a new Supreme Court chief under a judicial overhaul by the ruling party that critics say undercuts democracy.

Former or not? Polish judge enters Supreme Court at heart of dispute

Jul 18 2018

WARSAW Malgorzata Gersdorf, who the Polish government says is now retired but who insists her term as the Supreme Court head runs until 2020, walked into the court on Wednesday saying the situation was "very tense and dramatic".

Poland opposition boycotts parliament independence day centennial

Jul 13 2018

WARSAW Three Polish opposition parties boycotted a special session of parliament on Friday to mark the centennial of independence, in protest against changes by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party they see as undermining democracy.

Polish-EU tensions flare again as new law requires judges to quit

Jul 04 2018

WARSAW A long-running dispute between Poland and the European Union over democratic values escalated on Wednesday when new legislation came into force that requires about a third of judges at the Supreme Court to retire. | Video

Credit Agricole weighs sale of Polish business: sources

Jul 04 2018

WARSAW French bank Credit Agricole is considering a sale of its Polish business, the country's 13th biggest bank by assets, as it lacks the scale needed to compete with larger players in a low interest rate environment, two sources said.

Poles protest as government's judicial reforms kick in

Jul 03 2018

WARSAW Thousands of Poles took to the streets of Warsaw and other Polish cities on Tuesday to protest against the government's makeover of the judiciary that takes effect at midnight despite strong objections by the European Union. | Video

Exclusive: Polish bank Pekao likely to propose merger with Alior - sources

Jun 28 2018

WARSAW Poland's second largest Bank Pekao is likely to pursue a merger with smaller rival Alior Bank but will delay publishing a recommendation on the tie-up until after June, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Poland backs down on Holocaust law, moves to end jail terms

Jun 27 2018

WARSAW Polish lawmakers voted on Wednesday to water down a Holocaust law that angered the United States and Israel, and remove parts that imposed jail terms on people who suggest the nation was complicit in Nazi crimes.

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