A regulation of the minister of education published in the Journal of Laws stipulates that winter holidays for all students during this school year will take place at the same time, from January 4 to January 17, immediately after the Christmas break.
The number of Poland's confirmed coronavirus infections has grown since Friday by 15,178 new cases and reached 973,593, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday morning. Another 599 people have died, bringing the death toll to 16,746.
'Never Gonna Snow Again' (Sniegu już nigdy nie bedzie), a 2020 Polish-German film directed by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, has made it to the final of the 2nd edition of the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films.
In all, 58 percent of Poles believe that EU member governments have the right to use a veto in a situation in which they are convinced that fundamental interests of a given state are endangered, while 19 percent have the opposite opinion, shows a Social Changes poll.
The Sejm (lower house) Public Finance Committee on Friday passed Poland's draft budget for 2021.
The European Commission has said it will stand its ground in a dispute with Poland and Hungary, insisting a rule-of-law mechanism in the 2021-27 EU budget is in line with agreements made by the heads of EU states at a July summit.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday he had told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Poland will stick to its EU budget veto plan if a rule-of-law clause is tied to funding.
The Polish foreign minister has described EU treaties as “sacred”, and that Poland expects them to be upheld in its dispute with the EU over a rule of law clause in the new budget.
A European Parliament resolution on Poland's abortion rights is an unprecedented attempt to interfere with the country's internal legal issues that are not covered by EU treaties, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal president, Julia Przylebska, has said.
The shift from a Trump to a Biden White House will not disrupt Polish-American military cooperation, Poland's defence minister said on Friday.