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Polish President Duda infected with coronavirus; thousands protest against curbs

24 Oct 2020

WARSAW Polish President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus, authorities said on Saturday, and police used tear gas on several occasions as thousands of people protested in Warsaw against restrictions aimed at curbing the surging epidemic.

Poland's Kaczynski could join government as coalition teeters

24 Sep 2020

WARSAW Poland's Law and Justice (PiS) party chief Jaroslaw Kaczynski may take over supervision of the powerful justice ministry, officials said on Thursday, as PiS and its allies in government hold talks to avert a breakdown of their three-party coalition.

Polish banks prepare for $525 mln hit for mis-sold Swiss franc mortgages

04 Sep 2020

WARSAW, Sept 4 Poland's top banks have set aside more than 1.96 billion zloty ($525 million) in total to pay for Swiss franc-denominated mortgages, recent filings analysed by Reuters show, after Polish courts recently ruled many were mis-sold to borrowers.

Thousands protest in Poland demanding release of LGBT activist

09 Aug 2020

WARSAW Several thousand people waving rainbow flags protested on Saturday in the centre of Warsaw to demand the release of an LGBT activist accused of hanging rainbow banners over statues and damaging an anti-abortion campaigner's van.

Poland may reimpose some curbs as daily COVID-19 cases jump

30 Jul 2020

WARSAW Poland may have to reimpose quarantine for travellers from countries such as Spain to contain the coronavirus, its prime minister said on Thursday after the country reported its highest daily number of infections so far.

Polish opposition seeks re-run of presidential election

23 Jul 2020

WARSAW Poland's biggest opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform(PO), said on Thursday it had petitioned the Supreme Court to declare the recent presidential election unfair to trigger an annulment and re-run.

Poland will not let EU 'force' it into allowing gay marriages, says justice minister

21 Jul 2020

WARSAW Poland's justice minister said on Monday the European Union may be in a position to force Warsaw to legalize gay marriage if EU leaders make financial aid conditional on upholding democratic norms, and warned that this was unacceptable.

UPDATE 7-Polish conservative Duda re-elected president, deeper EU rifts likely

14 Jul 2020

* Duda pleads for unity in polarised Poland (Adds final result, congratulations from Ursula von der Leyen)

Polens Präsident Duda nach Auszählung fast aller Stimmen wiedergewählt

13 Jul 2020

Warschau Polens Präsident Andrzej Duda ist nach Auszählung fast aller Stimmen für fünf Jahre knapp wiedergewählt worden.

Knapper Ausgang der Präsidentenwahl in Polen

13 Jul 2020

Warschau Bei der Stichwahl um das Präsidentenamt in Polen zeichnet sich laut einer Nachwahlbefragung ein hauchdünner Vorsprung für den konservativen Amtsinhaber Andrzej Duda ab.

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