Kaczyński accuses opposition of murdering his brother

During the parliamentary debate on judiciary reforms, ruling Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jarosław Kaczyński accused the opposition of murdering his brother President Lech Kaczyński. “Don’t wipe your treacherous mugs with my late brother’s name. You destroyed him, murdered him. You’re scumbags,” he ...

Locked content Interior ministry wants to further restrict laws on public gatherings

Poland’s interior minister Mariusz Błaszczak said that he wants to amend the recently passed law on public assemblies to force organizers of illegal gatherings to pay for the costs of police work required to secure such protests. “I spoke with the government about changing the public assembly laws t...

Locked content Kopacz to testify in Smoleńsk probe

Former Polish PM Ewa Kopacz has been summoned for questioning by prosecution investigating the circumstances of the autopsies of the victims of the Smoleńsk plane crash. The exhumation of the several bodies showed that some of the victims have been placed in wrong coffins, there were also instances ...

Locked content US Ambassador on Smoleńsk: ‘We gave everything we had’

US ambassador to Poland Paul W. Jones said that the US already handed all the information it had regarding the Smoleńsk plane catastrophe. “The United States did everything we can to provide assistance and information, which was fairly limited. But we contributed to the original investigation and we...

Locked content Prosecution summons Tusk in Smoleńsk case

Polish prosecutors have summoned European Council President Donald Tusk as a witness in a case against former secret service officials Warsaw district prosecutor’s office said. The summons announcement came a few days after Tusk reappointment for second term as the EC head, despite Poland bein...

Locked content Lech Kaczyński’s remains to be exhumed

On Wednesday, the National Prosecutor’s Office announced the decision to exhume the bodies of the 2010 Smolensk plane crash, in which all 96 passengers died, including President Lech Kaczyński and his wife. The remains of all the victims, including those of President Lech Kaczyński and First L...

Court will probe Smoleńsk crash over negligence

The district court for Warsaw has refused to discontinue proceedings over negligence in the preparation of the presidential visit to Smoleńsk in 2010, overruling last year’s prosecutor’s decision to suspend the proceeding.