Locked content Duda signs controversial Holocaust law. US State Department ‘dis...

President Andrzej Duda says he will sign the country’s controversial Holocaust bill, but plans to send the bill to the constitutional tribunal for review. “This bill protects Polish interests, our dignity, the historical truth so that we are not slandered as a state and as a nation,” said Duda...

Locked content Duda signs Sunday trade ban bill

President Andrzej Duda singed a bill gradually banning Sunday retail trade. Starting from March 2018, shops will be closed on two Sundays per month, from 2019, the ban will extend to three Sundays per month while starting from 2020, shops will be allowed to operate only seven Sundays per year. The f...

Locked content Duda: Poland should adopt euro when salaries are at EU levels

According to President Andrzej Duda, Poland should join the euro zone when Poles average salary gets closer to the EU’s average. “I have always looked at it more from a life perspective and in my personal conviction, we should enter the euro zone when the average Pole’s earnings in Poland more...
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Locked content Duda thanks Trump for ‘fighting fake news’

President Andrzej Duda thanked his US counterpart Donald Trump for fighting fake news. “President Trump just stressed again the power of fake news. Thank you. We must continue to fight that phenomenon. Poland experiences fake news power first hand. Many European and even US officials form their opin...

Locked content Duda signs judicial overhaul bill

President Andrzej Duda has signed into law two bills overhauling the judiciary. “These were my bills, there was no reason not to sign them. I would like these bills to be thoroughly analyzed by the European institutions so that there would be a fact-based discussion, not political activity,” he said...

Locked content Parliament approves judiciary overhaul

The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party passed a controversial legislation, giving the parliament control over the judiciary system. The new law, yet to be approved by Senat and President Andrzej Duda, lowers the retirement age for the Supreme Court’s judges to 65 from 70, effectively forcing the imm...

Locked content Duda and PiS reach compromise over judiciary reforms?

According to the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) MP Stanisław Piotrowicz both sides have reached the compromise regarding the judiciary reforms. “We’ve reached a preliminary agreement … I hope that in late November we could discuss the project in parliament,” Piotrowicz said. According to media s...
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Gov’t with 47% support

The current government has gained more public support in October, with 47 percent of Poles assessing its activity positively, 4 percentage points more than a month earlier, according to an opinion poll conducted by Kantar Public. Among the supporters, 10 percent were very positive about their govern...

Locked content Poland and Turkey could double bilateral trade – Duda and Erdoga...

Poland and Turkey could double their bilateral trade to a level of €10 billion a year, said Presidents of the two countries, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Andrzej Duda, at a Polish-Turkish business forum in Warsaw. Duda stated that the bilateral trade between the two countries has been growing for years ...

Locked content Duda and PiS ‘close reaching a compromise’ over judiciary reforms

After the latest meeting on Friday, representatives of the ruling Law and Justice party, and President Andrzej Duda said that they’re close reaching a compromise on judiciary reforms. “Law and Justice has made huge concessions when it comes to the judiciary reform. I think that we are close to an ag...