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Donald Tusk in TVN24: we must fully regain control and investigate Russian influence in Poland

The crucial thing is to fully regain control over what is happening in the territory of Poland - Prime Minister Donald Tusk told TVN24 on Monday (May 20) evening, asked information regarding sabotage and provocation attempts carried out in Poland. He also announced a commission investigating Russian and Belarusian influence in Poland would be launched on Tuesday. "At the moment, we have arrested and charged 9 suspects who were directly involved in acts of sabotage in Poland," Tusk added.

Kaczyński: we support our political rivals' efforts regarding defence

The leader of Poland's largest opposition party, Jarosław Kaczyński of Law and Justice (PiS), declared on Monday (May 20) that his formation supports "all kinds of efforts on the part of our political rivals when it comes to defence of borders". "We treat the issue of defence as an element of a cross-party nature," he added.

PM Tusk to announce "iron dome" initiative in days. EIB offers 300 million euros for Poland's satellite program

Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced on Monday (May 20) that, in a few days, together with other European prime ministers, he would present an "iron dome" initiative for Poland and Europe. Speaking at a press conference alongside Tusk, European Central Bank (EIB) President Nadia Calviño announced the EIB has pledged to invest 300 million euros in Poland's satellite program.

Warsaw mayor vows support for Marywilska center merchants

We will do absolutely everything to save all or as many jobs as possible and support business owners - Mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski said on Friday (May 17) after a meeting with merchants from the recently burned Marywilska 44 shopping center.

Poland worst in the EU. Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2024

For the fifth year in a row, Poland has been ranked last among the EU countries in the Europe-wide ranking measuring the level of equal rights for LGBTQI+ people. Only seven countries across the entire continent ranked lower, including Belarus, Russia, and Azerbaijan.

U.S. Special Forces base in Poland named after a fallen soldier

The United States Army Special Forces have opened a permanent base in Kraków. It's been named Camp Miron, in honor of Mirosław "Miron" Łucki, a soldier of the Polish special forces who died in 2013 in Afghanistan. The base will host between 150 and 200 American special forces personnel. It is the first permanent U.S. special forces base in Poland and the easternmost permanent U.S. special forces base in Europe. TVN24 reporter Marcin Kwaśny visited Camp Miron. 

State prosecutor's office: former judge Szmydt on wanted list

Poland's National Public Prosecutor's Office announced on Thursday (May 16) that former judge Tomasz Szmydt, who has asked for asylum in Belarus, has been placed on a wanted list. The prosecutor investigating the case may also try to obtain the European Arrest Warrant (EAW).

Polish ambassador: emotions in Slovak politics have been running high for years

A very high level of emotions has characterized political life in Slovakia for years, Poland's Ambassador to Slovakia Maciej Ruczaj told TVN24 on Thursday (May 16). He also spoke about the would-be assassin who shot and wounded Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico on Wednesday. "He is a person of a rather complicated personality," the ambassador said.

NBP: core inflation in April 2024 at 4.1% y/y

Core inflation in Poland - inflation net of food and energy prices - in April 2024 amounted to 4.1% y/y compared to 4.6% a month earlier, Poland's central bank announced on Thursday (May 16). The core inflation measure is used to show inflation net of food and energy prices.

Sikorski: Poland will do whatever it takes not to be a Russian colony again

We have a saying in Poland: every country has an army - either your own or a foreign one. We have experienced many times that your own, in the long run, is cheaper. We will do whatever it takes not to be a Russian colony again - Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski said during the Impact'24 congress in Poznań. He also stressed that the world needs Ukraine's win in the war against Russia.

Slovak PM Robert Fico wounded in assassination attempt. Tusk: my thoughts are with you

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot and wounded in the abdomen after a government meeting on Wednesday (May 15), Slovak media reported. An assassination (attempt) on Prime Minister Robert Fico was carried out today at the government's off-site meeting in Handlova," the government office said in a statement. Slovak President Zuzana Caputova and several EU leaders condemned the attack. "Shocking news from Slovakia. Robert, my thoughts are with you in this very difficult moment," Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on X.

Iga Świątek cruises into Italian Open semis

Two-time champion Iga Świątek eased into the Italian Open semi-finals with a 6-1 6-3 win over 18th seed Madison Keys on Tuesday (May 14) and will face American third seed Coco Gauff for a spot in the final.

PM Tusk announces names of four new cabinet ministers

Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Friday (May 10) announced changes in his government. Tomasz Siemoniak will take over the interior ministry, Hanna Wróblewska will stand at the helm of the culture ministry, Jakub Jaworowski is to be the new state assets minister, while development and technology ministry is to be run by Krzysztof Paszyk.

Belarusian diplomatic channel, planned trip Belarus via Turkey. New information on former judge Szmydt

It's likely that now former judge Tomasz Szmydt, who has fled to Belarus seeking asylum, was sending documents of various kinds via a Belarusian diplomatic channel. The ABW is looking into this matter - "Superwizjer" TVN reporter Maciej Duda told TVN24 on Thursday (May 9), underscoring that this was unofficial information. "We also know the services have determined that he (Szmidt) undeniably planned his trip to Turkey, from where he got to Belarus. It was planned and prepared beforehand," Duda added.

Dog "illegally" crosses Polish-Belarusian border

Polish Border Guard from Podlasie spotted a dog entering the territory of Poland from Belarus. "He had a collar, a leash, (and) reacted very positively to uniforms," said Michał Bura, a border guard officer. As the Belarusian side said that they weren't missing any dogs, the Polish guards adopted the German Shepherd and even managed to find it a new home.

NBP keeps interest rates unchanged

Poland's central bank has decided to keep interest rates in May at the same level as in the previous month, the NBP said in a statement released on Thursday (May 9). The main reference rate has been kept at 5.75%.

High court lifts Judge Szmydt's immunity and suspends him in duties

The Disciplinary Court of Poland's Supreme Administrative Court (NSA) has lifted the immunity of a judge who has fled to Belarus seeking political asylum, an NSA spokesperson said on Thursday (May 9). The high court has also suspended Judge Tomasz Szmydt in his duties. Justice Minister Adam Bodnar said the waiving of the judge's immunity would serve as a basis for issuing an arrest warrant and an Interpol note after him.