Locked content Petru leaves Nowoczesna

Ryszard Petru, founder and former leader of political party Nowoczesna Ryszarda Petru, has decided to leave the grouping. “Nowoczesna is my child, but it is flowing its own path now,” he stated last Friday. “I have made a difficult decision to leave Nowoczesna effective today. I do it with sadness a...

Locked content Petru sets up new political initiative

One of the opposition leaders, Ryszard Petru announced his new political initiative called Plan Petru. “Currently, none of the pro-European and pro-democratic political groups has a chance to win. We will only win together. The day of taking over the government can not be the beginning of the discus...

Locked content Nowoczesna with new leader

Opposition party Nowoczesna elected Katarzyna Lubnauer as its new leader. She defeated incumbent Ryszard Petru by 9 votes. After her win, she said, that she won’t marginalize Petru, who is the party’s founder, and he will play an important role in Nowoczensa’s future. She added, however, that Nowocz...

Locked content Petru resigns as the Nowoczesna parliamentary club chief

The leader of the opposition party Nowoczesna, Ryszard Petru has stepped down from the post of the head of the grouping’s parliamentary caucus. The club will be headed by the party’s spokeswoman Katarzyna Lubnauer. “Today, at my request, the Nowoczesna club decided to split the function ...

Locked content Poland might join the euro zone in 10-20 years – Deputy PM

According to Deputy PM Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland is not ready to adopt euro as its currency, and such action could be consider after 10-20 years. “If in 10-20 years macro and microeconomic factors will allow us to adopt euro, we could consider it by then,” he said. According to one of the oppositio...

Locked content Poll: Kaczyński the best party leader, Schetyna – the worst

Jarosław Kaczyński is the best party leader in Poland, according to the latest poll by Instytut Badań Pollster. As much as 20 percent of Polish citizens named Kaczyński the best chairman of political party in the country. Ryszard Petru from Nowoczesna was ranked in second place with 15 percent of th...

Locked content Poll: Duda with highest public trust, Kaczyński – with lowest

President Andrzej Duda is the most-trusted politician in Poland, a new CBOS poll showed. More than a half of Poles (58 percent) picked President Duda as the one who they trust the most, followed by Prime Minister Beata Szydło, with a trustworthiness rating of 50 percent. As many as 44 percent of Pol...

Locked content Poll: Andrzej Duda most-trusted politician in Poland

President Andrzej Duda is the most-trusted politician in Poland, the latest CBOS poll conducted in May shows. With 57 percent of support, he is the only politician to have the backing of at least 50 percent of Poles. Right behind him in second place came Prime Minister Beata Szydło, with a trustwort...

Economist Petru to set up new liberal grouping

A new political grouping established by economist Ryszard Petru, head of the Association of Polish Economists and former adviser to Leszek Balcerowicz, had its forming congress on Sunday. The Nowoczesna PL (Modern PL) association aims at liberalizing the economy and plans to run in the fall parliame...