Poland plans to spend more than PLN 3 billion (EUR 688.9 mln) on relief assistance in 2019 while in the previous year, the funds dedicated to this purpose totalled PLN 2.8 billion (EUR 643 mln), Poland's minister for humanitarian aid Michal Wos told PAP.
President Andrzej Duda laid wreaths at the graves of three Silesian Uprising leaders at a local cemetery in Katowice, southern Poland, on Friday, as part of ceremonies marking the centenary of the 1st Silesian Uprising.
Breaking from tradition, the parade was switched from Warsaw to Katowice so as to honour the centenary of the Silesian Uprising.
President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath on Thursday at the Silesian Uprisings Memorial in Katowice, southern Poland, as part of ceremonies marking Polish Armed Forces Day in the city.
"We honor the Polish Armed Forces today! I’m so glad that we are allies and that our armies serve and train side by side," US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
PM Mateusz Morawiecki has invited Poland's residents to take part in a national debate regarding water and its accessibility, and expressed his hope for an ocean of new ideas, "which will be beneficial not only to us but also our children and grandchildren."
This year's military parade on Polish Armed Forces Day on Aug. 15 will be held in Katowice, south Poland, to honour Silesia's residents, whose participation in the Silesian Uprisings showed that they wanted their region to be a part of Poland, the Polish defence minister said.
Former Polish Interior Minister Elzbieta Witek was elected Sejm (lower house) speaker during a Friday vote.
Polish Major-General Piotr Blazeusz has taken over as Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning in the Supreme Headquarters of Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium, NATO announced.
US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher tweeted on Thursday that unlike Germany, Poland fulfills its NATO commitment of 2-percent of GDP on defence spending and that US troops currently stationed in Germany would be welcomed in Poland.