Locked content President signs law amending 2016 budget

On Tuesday, President Andrzej Duda signed the law of October 20, 2016 amending the budget act for 2016, the Chancellery of the President announced. The law authorizes the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to pay out advances this year of 70 percent on direct payments to agricultural prod...

Locked content Former president of Olsztyn sentenced to prison for rape

Czesław Małkowski, former president of Olsztyn, will be imprisoned for five years, the court decided. He was accused of rape and harassment. He is also prohibited from any contact with the victim for six years, moreover Małkowski cannot take any managerial post in public administration departments. ...

Locked content Andrzej Duda reveals name of his spokeswoman

Katarzyna Adamiak-Sroczyńska has been appointed as a new head of the press office in the Chancellery of the President, according to Gazeta.pl webportal. “We can confirm that,” said the chancellery. The 40 year old worked for Polish Radio and was deputy head of Wnet radio. Her most recent...

Locked content Duda wants to increase presidential powers

Polish President Andrzej Duda, said in an interview with wSieci weekly that the head of the state in Poland should be given more power to coincide with his strong mandate. Duda would like the presidend to have more say in selection process of selected ministers, such as the foreign affairs and the d...

Duda: I want to forge partnership between CEE countries

One day before being sworn-in as the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda told the Polish Press Agency (PAP) that the first laws he wants to work on include retirement age reform and an increase in the income tax threshold. The elected president said that if he fails to submit draft laws on these matte...

Preliminary Presidential plans

After his swearing in on August 6th, the new Polish President Andrzej Duda will appoint his cabinet. According to PAP, the foreign affairs ministry would be led by Krzysztof Szczerski, a political scientist from Kraków.