Poland


Poland primeval forest plan complaint lodged

2016-04-19 22:02

Environmental groups have lodged a complaint with the European Commission over a Polish government plan for extensive logging in Europe's last primeval forest.

1000s protest as Poland government battles court

2016-03-13 07:18

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Warsaw in the latest round of a constitutional row that has put the government on a collision course with the country's top court.

Czechs protest bright Polish greenhouse

2016-02-23 18:55

Lights in a huge Polish greenhouse that help grow tomatoes have lightened the night sky across the border in the Czech Republic, leading to protests.

John Paul II: Claim of 'improper relations' denied

2016-02-15 19:55

Poland's national library says there is "no basis" for suggestions in a BBC documentary that pope John Paul II had improper relations with a married woman.

Kiev, Warsaw clash over Ukrainians in Poland

2016-01-20 21:35

Kiev and Warsaw have disagreed on whether the one million Ukrainians living in Poland are refugees or economic migrants, as Europe tackles an unprecedented immigration crisis.

Warsaw bans circus animals

2016-01-19 20:56

Poland's capital will no longer allow travelling circuses with animals to raise their big tops on public grounds.

Sub-zero weather kills 21 in Poland

2016-01-04 16:56

Poland says 21 people have died over the weekend as a result of freezing weather amid one of the country's deadliest cold spells.

Polish geology experts: No hidden Nazi train

2015-12-15 21:25

Polish geology experts say they have found no traces of a train at a site allegedly hiding a WWII Nazi train.

Bounty Brands expands into Poland

2015-12-04 18:10

Coast2Coast’s consumer brands business Bounty Brands has made two food acquisitions in deals with a combined value of over R1.2bn.

Poland won't accept refugees after Paris attacks

2015-11-14 17:57

Poland will not take in refugees under a hotly contested EU programme to distribute them among member states because of the Paris attacks, the country's incoming European affairs minister says.

 

Poland crisis risks foreign investment - Moody's

2016-04-05 19:29

A battle over Poland's constitutional court has heightened political risk and "may impair" foreign investment, Moody's warns.

Polish nationalists want wall to block migrants

2016-02-25 21:02

Nationalist politicians in Poland have demanded the construction of a wall along the Polish-Ukrainian border to block a possible wave of migrants from the Middle East.

Hannibal Lecter 'killer' held in Malta

2016-02-17 22:52

A Polish librarian hunted across Europe on suspicion of killing and beheading a woman in Warsaw, has been arrested in Malta.

Migrants suffer in deep freeze across Balkans

2016-01-21 07:04

A deep freeze and snow have settled in over Central Europe and the Balkans, adding to the difficulties of migrants making their way to Western Europe.

Nine held for price fixing trips to Nazi death camps

2016-01-20 07:07

Israeli police have arrested nine people for involvement in price fixing high school trips to Nazi death camps in Poland.

Poland to be target of unprecedented EU probe

2016-01-13 20:00

The European Commission has decided to investigate Poland over concerns that recent constitutional court reforms are in breach of fundamental EU values.

Polish cops find $27m cocaine stash among bananas

2015-12-21 21:03

Polish police say they have seized cocaine worth around $27m, that arrived via Belgium in a shipment of bananas from Colombia.

Thousands march in Poland

2015-12-12 18:38

Thousands of Poles riled by political conflict have marched in Warsaw to protest against the president who they say is breaking the constitution.

Wolves return to Warsaw area

2015-11-25 22:04

Wolves have returned to a large national park on the northern outskirts of Warsaw, decades after they were wiped out in the area under a hunt launched by the communist authorities.

Pope plans to visit Auschwitz

2015-11-09 17:52

Pope Francis intends to stop at the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp when he visits Poland next year, Polish President Andrzej Duda says.

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