Joanna Plucinska

Poland, U.S. near deal for more American troops, no sign of "Fort Trump"

22 May 2019

WASHINGTON/WARSAW Poland and the United States are close to a deal on an increased U.S. military presence in the central European state, including more personnel and infrastructure, ahead of a visit by President Andrzej Duda to Washington in June, officials told Reuters.

Polish PM upsets Jews calling compensation pay 'victory for Hitler'

21 May 2019

WARSAW Poland's prime minister has outraged the Jewish community by saying compensation for property seized during World War Two would represent a posthumous triumph for Adolf Hitler.

Lawyers lament harsh sentences, rushed changes in Poland's criminal code

17 May 2019

WARSAW Polish lawmakers have approved a package of criminal justice reforms condemned as too tough by legal experts who also accused the conservative ruling party of rushing through important legislative changes in violation of democratic principles.

Respect constitution, EU's Tusk tells Polish leaders

03 May 2019

WARSAW European Council President Donald Tusk called on Poland's political leaders to respect the constitution in a speech in Warsaw on Friday, amid speculation that he may return to domestic politics when his EU term ends in November.

Ex-communist states want more decentralised EU: Polish PM

01 May 2019

WARSAW The mostly ex-communist countries that have joined the European Union in the past 15 years want Brussels to return more powers to national capitals, Poland's prime minister said on Wednesday after hosting a summit of the 13 newcomers.

Germany owes Poland over $850 billion in WW2 reparations: senior lawmaker

26 Apr 2019

WARSAW Germany could owe Poland more than $850 billion in reparations for damages it incurred during World War Two and the brutal Nazi occupation, a senior ruling party lawmaker said.

Poland to hold off blanket ban on Huawei 5G gear due to cost concerns

16 Apr 2019

WARSAW Poland is unlikely to exclude all Huawei equipment from its next generation mobile networks, a government minister told Reuters, in part to avoid increased costs for mobile operators.

Poland faces 5G slowdown without regulatory change: Ericsson

21 Mar 2019

WARSAW Poland will fall behind the rest of Europe on 5G unless it makes regulatory changes, an Ericsson executive told Reuters, raising fresh concerns over the country's plans as it considers excluding China's Huawei from its 5G rollout.

Poland's ruling party picks LGBT rights as election battlefront

15 Mar 2019

WARSAW Poland's ruling nationalist party aims to stem a decline in its popularity ahead of two key elections this year with warnings that opposition support for LGBT education is a threat to Polish culture and should be blocked wherever possible.

Polish parliament kiosk sells paper advising: 'How to recognize a Jew'

14 Mar 2019

WARSAW A news kiosk inside Poland's parliament was found to be selling a newspaper with an article instructing readers on "How to recognize a Jew", drawing accusations that lawmakers were happy to tolerate anti-Semitism.

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