Locked content Gowin and Ziobro join forces, Kaczyński calls for unity

Politicians Jarosław Gowin and Zbigniew Ziobro, leaders of the Poland Together and Solidarna Polska parties, have announced the launch of their mutual parliamentary caucus, Sprawiedliwa Polska (“Fair Poland”). The caucus will include at least 15 Mps, they said on Friday. Gowin will be the head of th...
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Sejm against dismissing interior minister

Poland’s lower house of parliament rejected the second no confidence motion filed by opposition party Law and Justice, this time against Interior Minister Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz. The minister got 235 votes in support, while 213 MPs voted in favor of the motion.

Government survives no confidence vote

Poland’s lower house of parliament rejected a no confidence motion against the government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk during a vote on Friday. Only 155 MPs supported the motion filed by Law and Justice (PiS), while 236 were against it and 60 abstained from the vote.

Sejm debates no confidence vote

Poland’s lower house of parliament held a debate on Wednesday regarding the planned vote of no confidence against the government and against Interior Minister Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz. It is already known that both coalition parties will support the government and that left-wing MPs will abstain from ...

Locked content No confidence votes moved to Friday

The Sejm will consider no confidence motions filed by main opposition party Law and Justice on Friday and not on Wednesday, Polish Television reported. The votes will be separately against Interior Minister Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz and the government as a whole. The parliament will debate both motions...

Locked content PiS to cooperate with Solidarna Polska?

Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of main opposition party Law and Justice (PiS), presented right-wing rival Solidarna Polska (SP) with a proposal of some form of cooperation, SP leader Zbigniew Ziobro told the Polish Press Agency. The meeting between Kaczyński and Ziobro took two hours. Another one is...

Locked content Coalition parties discuss further steps

“The participants have confirmed the stability of the coalition,” government spokesperson Paweł Graś told Polish Radio after a meeting between Civic Platform (PO) and Polish People’s Party (PSL) representatives on Monday evening. The meeting took two and a half hours and was focused on the planned n...

People want politicians to bull**** them

Deputy Prime Minister Elżbieta Bieńkowska, who is in charge of Poland’s Infrastructure and Development Ministry, got herself into hot water recently. In response to reporters’ questions over several trains being delayed due to freezing weather conditions, she replied: “Sorry, that’s just the kind of...

Locked content SKL to support Jarosław Gowin’s new party

The Conservative People’s Party (SKL), has announced that it will disband and merge its structures with Poland Together (PRJG), a new economically liberal and socially conservative party founded by former justice minister Jarosław Gowin. Although SKL is currently not in parliament, its former ...

Locked content EP elections in Poland likely on May 25

The most probable date for the European Parliament election in Poland is May 25, according to information released by the Presidential chancellery. Previously there had been discussions in Poland over whether to hold the EP elections over two days in order to increase turnout. Less than a quarter (2...