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Poland's ruling coalition member opposes new media tax

February 13, 2021 6:45 pm

"In our opinion (the tax) may bring many negative effects to Poland's businesses, media and the people," and Agreement "sees no possibility of giving its backing to the law in its current shape," the party said in a statement.

Polish-media tax plan sparks protest and US, EU criticism

February 10, 2021 8:08 pm

Taking its cue from Budapest, the nationalist government in Warsaw has long sought to wield greater control over broadcasters and publishers.

Poland: Rebellion against coronavirus lockdowns

February 02, 2021 3:38 pm

Increasingly, restaurants, guesthouses and ski resorts in Poland are reopening — despite exisiting coronavirus restrictions. Courts say many lockdown rules are illegal.

Poland: Thousands protest against abortion law for third straight night

January 30, 2021 12:15 pm

People shouted pro-choice slogans like "You've messed with women," "Hey, hey, hey, abortion is ok," and "Liberty, equality, abortion on demand." Multiple anti-government chants were also heard.

Poland: Protesters march to PiS leader's home after abortion ruling

December 14, 2020 1:20 pm

Polish protesters marched under the slogan ''we are going for freedom,'' accusing the ruling PiS party of authoritarianism. It was the latest in a string of protests since a top court tightened abortion laws.

Fresh ‘monoliths’ pop up in Poland and UK

December 12, 2020 10:31 am

The inexplicable appearance, and in some cases disappearance, of these structures in many parts of the world have intrigued people.

Rage and hope fuel women's revolt over abortion in Poland

December 02, 2020 6:56 pm

The rage of Polish women, and many men as well, erupted onto the streets across the country, growing into the largest protest movement in the three decades since communism fell

Hungary, Poland vows to veto EU COVID recovery fund mechanism

November 27, 2020 1:50 pm

Hungary and Poland say they will oppose a mechanism that links a requirement to uphold the EU rule of law in member states with the trillion-dollar coronavirus recovery package. Both countries are at odds with Brussels.

Hungary, Poland hold EU hostage over budget

November 19, 2020 4:56 pm

At their virtual summit, EU leaders will debate the coronavirus pandemic and Hungary and Poland's attempts to blackmail the EU over a rule-of-law clause that does not suit them.

Poland's police block meeting points on 16th day of protests

November 07, 2020 10:15 am

In Warsaw, police vans and officers blocked access to the protest's downtown meeting point, forcing a few hundred protesters to seek another location.

POLAND PHOTOS

Survivors return to Auschwitz 75 years after liberation

January 29, 2020 8:27 am

Most of the 1.1 million people murdered by the Nazi German forces at the camp were Jewish, but among those imprisoned there were also Poles and Russians. In pic: The site of the former Nazi German concentration camp Auschwitz.