Head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) Pawel Soloch declared on Friday that the main goal of the Polish president is, above all, to maintain good transatlantic relations between the EU and the US, also with regard to the ongoing tensions in the Middle East.
Polish government spokesperson Piotr Mueller underlined on Friday that "Russia has been lying about the causes of World War Two with regard to the spheres which by now seemed to be agreed upon and unquestionable."
Celebrations of the 23rd Day of Judaism in the Catholic Church, under the slogan "Remember to Celebrate the Sabbath Properly" will take place in Gniezno, western Poland, on January 16 – 21, the Warsaw Archdiocese press office told PAP on Thursday.
The Council of Europe-advising Venice Commission will issue an opinion on recent judicial reforms in Poland next Wednesday or Thursday, Senate (upper house) Speaker Tomasz Grodzki said on Thursday after Warsaw talks with the Commission's delegates.
The Polish Sejm (lower house) in a Thursday resolution condemned Russian leader Vladimir Putin's December comments concerning Poland's part in the outbreak of World War Two and the Holocaust.
The European Parliament (EP) will debate distortions of European and World War Two history in Strasbourg next week on a motion by MEPs from Poland's Civic Platform (PO) and the Polish People's Party (PSL), both members of the EP's European People's Party (EPP) faction.
Europe, in general, holds a more positive opinion about German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, while in Poland, trust in US President Donald Trump has gone up for the third year in a row, according to the Pew Research Center.
Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek on Wednesday met with Poland's ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Adam Halacinski, to discuss the priorities within the organisation and Poland's upcoming OSCE presidency.
Polish soldiers who are on a NATO mission in Iraq will resume their training duties soon, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Twitter on Thursday, quoting information from the headquarters of the NATO mission in Iraq.
Polish Deputy PM Jacek Sasin said on Thursday that "since the conference in Jerusalem looks like a Russian-inspired event, it would be very bad if the Polish president took part in such a propaganda meeting."