The First NewsFri, 26 Apr 2019 05:45:56 +0200US to present F-35 to Poland - USAF Secretary<p>The US Air Force will send a team to Poland to present its multi-purpose F-35 fighter, Warsaw-visiting Secretary of the United States Air Force Heather Wilson informed on Thursday.</p>Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:37:00 +0200News & Politics early April, the US Defence Department announced that the US government was considering selling F-35s to five countries, including Poland. format increasingly active, Polish PM says at summit<p>The relations between the regional Visegrad Group (V4) and Japan have been strengthening along with plans for increased trade and mutual investments, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said at the third V4-Japan summit in Bratislava on Thursday.</p>Thu, 25 Apr 2019 17:07:00 +0200News & Politics from Morawiecki, the meeting was attended by Slovak PM Peter Pellegrini, Czech PM Andrej Babis, Hungarian Deputy PM Mihaly Varga and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. suspend strike until September<p>The Polish Teachers' Union (ZNP) on Thursday suspended an ongoing national teacher strike as of April 27 to enable this year's Matura (secondary school graduation) exams.</p>Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:37:00 +0200News & Politics“We teachers, we parents and we students say clearly: we will not give in and we will not give up fighting for good Polish education,” Broniarz emphasised. in the hole! Archeologists stumble upon 1200-year-old tomb after nearly falling down burial hole<p>Polish archeologists in Peru have accidentally discovered a 1200-year-old metallurgist’s tomb – after nearly falling into a hole where it was buried.</p>Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:29:00 +0200Science 20-year-old man had been buried in a sitting position and covered with cloth. He had a dozen well-used bronze tools with him, including a saw, a variety of knives, an axe and chisel. will have positive effect on jobs, report shows<p>As a result of the digitisation process, 87 percent of Polish companies want to maintain or increase their staff levels over the next two years while only 7 percent want to cut jobs, a report by workforce services provider ManpowerGroup shows.</p>Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:11:00 +0200Business does not aim to replace people with machines, but to increase companies' efficiency and their competitive edge. and Japanese PMs meet in Bratislava<p>Prime Ministers of Poland and Japan Mateusz Morawiecki and Shinzo Abe, who met on Wednesday in Bratislava, agreed after the meeting to strive for a free-trade agreement between EU and Japan to take effect, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:31:00 +0200News & Politics and Japanese PMs meet in Bratislava. to introduce bird of prey to ‘scare off’ Kraków pigeons ruffles feathers with bird lovers<p>Kraków council officials are to take on a Falconer to help rid the city’s main market square of pigeons.</p>Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:00:00 +0200Life of the tourist attractions on the old market square in Kraków is the number of pigeons. Komeda: A flight so senselessly interrupted<p>It was 50 years ago when Krzysztof Komeda’s life ended.</p>Wed, 24 Apr 2019 18:17:00 +0200Art & CultureDan Session every jazz album poll in Poland over the past 50 years Komeda’s “Astigmatic” takes first place. capsule buried under bridge by King Frederick William IV discovered after 168 years<p>A time capsule buried by a Prussian king has been sensationally discovered during work on an historic 19th-century bridge in the northern Polish town of Tczew.</p>Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:21:00 +0200History heavy brass time capsule weighing around 6-7 kilos and measuring 15cm tall was placed under the foundation stone, which was symbolically laid on 27 July that year by the Prussian king Frederick William IV. high support for Poland's EU membership - poll<p>The support for Poland's EU membership increased to 91 percent in March, 2019, the highest result on record, according to the latest poll conducted by the Centre for Public Opinion Research (CBOS).</p>Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:40:00 +0200News & Politics March, 2019, the acceptance of Poland's presence in the EU reached a record level of 91 percent. off leads art detectives to priceless looted art hanging on wall of prestigious Berlin museum<p>A painting looted out of Poland by Soviet forces at the end of the Second World War has been discovered hanging on a wall in one of Germany’s leading art museums in central Berlin.</p>Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:41:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory WWII, the painting was held in the collections of the Silesian Museum of Fine Arts in what was then the German city of Breslau, today’s Wrocław.ń snapper joins A-list of global photographers with his stunning black and whites<p>A Polish photographer has been confirmed as one of the world’s elite snappers after winning the prestigious One Eyeland award for his expressive black and white photos.</p>Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:02:00 +0200Art & Culture! Broziak’s photo of a girl in a tree took gold in the fine art category. of phones: Moaning while roaming could soon be a thing of the past for Ukrainians in Poland<p>As more Ukrainians move west to work, Poland is thinking about abolishing roaming charges for them and citizens of certain other countries to its east.</p>Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:09:00 +0200News & Politics the moment, various Polish mobile operators offer packages with cheap calls to Ukraine, catering to the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians who have moved to the country to work. man behind the smallest house in the world is back - and this time he’s gone BIG<p>If once Poland was perceived as a dark, dank country buried in Orwellian gloom, nowadays a new generation of creatives, designers, artisans and architects have lent her a dynamic thrust that’s become impossible to overlook.</p>Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:30:00 +0200BusinessLife visibly proud of the Keret House, Szczęsny refuses to be defined by it with his prolific output guaranteeing his ongoing relevance both home and abroad. Duda sends message of sympathy to Sri Lankan President<p>Following the deadly terrorist attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday, Polish President Andrzej Duda offered condolences to the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.</p>Sun, 21 Apr 2019 20:30:00 +0200News & Politics Lankan police investigate the scene after an explosion hit Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo. Michelin Man: Daniel Pawełek, the founder of five Michelin-lauded concepts, speaks out<p>There wasn’t much in Daniel Pawełek’s early life to suggest a future at the very prow of Poland’s food revolution. Raised in Sosnowiec, the founder of the Ferment restaurant group reminisces of a youth spent pooling his pocket money to spend on slab-like pizzas slathered in ketchup and greasy burgers in unidentified sauce. “Looking back,” he smiles, “it wasn’t till I first visited London that I had a legitimate bottle of wine.”</p>Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:44:00 +0200BusinessLife of The Grill at London’s Dorchester Hotel, Daniel Pawełek has become one of the leading lights of the Polish food revolution. a Polish grandparent? Then come and play rugby for Poland<p>It was a chance encounter a year ago at a rugby tournament in the Scottish borders that opened the door to playing international rugby for Poland for Ronan Seydak, a 25-year-old from Edinburgh.</p>Sun, 21 Apr 2019 16:53:00 +0200Sport Ronan Seydak in action for Poland. He and his brother both qualify for Poland owing to having a Polish grandparent. strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka<p>Poland strongly condemns the terrorist attacks carried out in Sri Lanka, condemns all manifestations of terrorism and violence, Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted on the ministry’s website on Sunday.</p>Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:48:00 +0200News & Politics Sri Lanka, there were eight explosions targeting churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, local media reported. the fantastic traditions of a Polish Easter<p>In Poland the Easter traditions come rich, thick and fast. From the blessing of baskets of food to pouring water over women, the country boasts a glorious mix of traditions that set the Easter holiday apart from all others.</p><p>Many of the traditions, such as Śmigus-Dyngus, which involves soaking women on Easter Monday, and egg painting have their roots and influences in pagan times. But nearly all of them are now closely bound to Christianity. Families, will, for example, take a small basket containing eggs, bread, sausage and salt and pepper to church to be blessed.</p><p>The food from the basket will take centre place on the dining table come Easter Sunday for the traditional breakfast, a table-stressing affair of piles of food—many of them cold cuts of meat and sausage—and bowls of żurek soup.</p><p>Rounding things off come cakes such as babka, a sweet yeast cake, and mazurek, a flat tart-like creation, decorated with dried fruit.</p>Sun, 21 Apr 2019 09:29:00 +0200Life baskets are blessed at a church. 5,000 electric cars in Poland<p>Poland had 4,987 electric passenger cars and 646 charging stations at the end of March, the newly-launched Electric Mobility Counter has shown.</p>Sat, 20 Apr 2019 15:03:00 +0200Business 5,000 electric cars in Poland. Mars away from here: volunteers get shut in simulated Martian base to learn about life on another planet<p>A new season has begun at the Lunares cosmic base, an off-world habitat located on a former airfield that simulates life on a space station located on a distant planet.</p>Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:51:00 +0200Science on Mars, although this space walk is actually taking place in Piła. the bag: government plans to broaden plastic-bag charge in bid to clean up country<p>With Europe cracking down on plastic pollution, Poland plans to extend its charge on plastic bags, with the Minister of the Environment hoping that they will soon “be confined to history”.</p>Sat, 20 Apr 2019 12:17:00 +0200BusinessLife disappearing sight. More charges on plastic bags are being introduced with the aim of curbing their use. flowers of spring - and of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising<p>Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, daffodils have become synonymous with the beginning of spring. But in Poland, they have yet another meaning - the commemoration of the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.</p>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:00:00 +0200History years, Marek Edelman, a leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, received a bouquet of yellow daffodils from an anonymous person on April 19th, the day the uprising broke out in 1943.‘We knew we couldn’t win. We fought so we could die with dignity.’ Harrowing words of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising survivor a powerful reminder of heroism in adversity on 76th anniversary of doomed resistance<p>On 19 April 1943, Jewish fighters from the Jewish Combat Organisation and the Jewish Military Union rose up in the Warsaw Ghetto in the first urban rebellion against the Germans in occupied Europe.</p>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:51:00 +0200History of the most iconic photos of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising shows a terrified young boy with his hands raised in surrender as women and children pulled from a bunker are surrounded by German troops. giant Warta probes use of AI to deal with claims<p>To streamline communication with customers, Polish insurance company Warta has turned to artificial intelligence.</p>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:24:00 +0200Business developing intelligent machines that can mimic cognitive functions associated with humans, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionise sectors such as banking and insurance by carrying out tasks that formerly required a member of staff. Friday, I drove 700km for one hour of music by Krzysztof Herdzin. Was it worth it? You bet!<p>Krzysztof Herdzin is a genius.</p>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:33:00 +0200Dan Session, arranger, pianist and singer, Krzysztof Herdzin is at ease with both classical and pop. they stay or will they go? Reports suggest Huawei can stay, despite security risks<p>Amid concerns about security, Poland is mulling raising standards for telecom equipment used in its future 5G network – but, according to the latest reports, is unlikely to ban Chinese company Huawei completely.</p>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:37:00 +0200Business is the world’s largest maker of mobile network infrastructure equipment, but there are now concerns about its ties with the Chinese government, suggesting that its 5G equipment could be used to spy on other countries. National Committee offers France help in rebuilding Notre-Dame<p>Polish National Committee ICOMOS has offered France help in the reconstruction of Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral, partially destroyed by fire on Monday night, Poland's Ministry of Culture and National Heritage has announced.</p>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:58:00 +0200News & Politics National Committee offers France help in rebuilding Notre-Dame. who used fake passports to save hundreds of Jews during WWII named Righteous Among the Nations<p>A Polish diplomat who saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during WWII by giving them false passports is to be named a Righteous Among the Nations, according to reports.</p>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:27:00 +0200History illegal passports were paid for by Jewish groups, while the Polish diplomats acted as the middlemen, giving bribes or producing the fake passports. new WWII game based on blockbuster film Courier tests players’ cunning, nerves and patience<p>In the embodiment of a resistance fighter with the Home Army, forge a path across occupied Europe and deliver your secret documents.</p>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:25:00 +0200History game was created by the Warsaw Rising Museum, which also produced the film Courier, and Polish game company Granna. PM at New York Uni. on Poland's relations with Russia, US, EU<p>Poland's relations with Russia, the USA and the EU were among topics of the Wednesday discussion with the participation of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki organised as part of the Transatlantic Dialogue series at New York University (NYU).</p>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:52:00 +0200News & Politics to Morawiecki, aggressive Russian actions in recent years have recently changed the international context. shipyard launches navy vessel for Sweden<p>A 74-metre-long surveillance ship for the Royal Swedish Navy was launched on Wednesday in Gdynia, northern Poland. The ship was built jointly by two Polish shipyards Nauta and Gdynia-based Stocznia Wojenna (Naval Yard).</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:23:00 +0200Business the completion of works in Gdynia's shipyards, the surveillance ship will be transported to the shipyard in Karlskrona, Sweden. of contemporary Polish poster art Ryszard Kaja dies at the age of 57<p>Ryszard Kaja, an artist hailed by many as the father of latter day Polish poster art, and touted by all as one of the outstanding talents of his generation, has died at the age of 57 following a battle against illness.</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:55:00 +0200Art & Culture Kaja took inspiration from his copious travels around the country to produce over 120 posters that captured the public’s imagination with their depiction of the beautiful, bizarre, kitsch and mundane aspects of the nation. may enter G20 in 2029 - Polish Economic Institute<p>In an optimistic scenario, Poland will become a member of the G20 group in 2029, the Polish Economic Institute wrote in a report.</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:16:00 +0200Business Ministers and Central Bank Governors pose for a formal family photo during the G-20 meeting at IMF headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, 12 April 2019. business: Conservationists find king’s remains exposed under broken coffin lid as they open up sarcophagus for first time in 100 years<p>The sarcophagi of three of Poland’s rulers have been opened in the crypt of Wawel Cathedral revealing the coffins for the first time in over 100 years as part of conservation work.</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:19:00 +0200History archaeological work will study the bones of king Augustus II the Strong as well as his robes and funerary goods that were placed in the coffin with him. dump in Białowieza could explode triggering fire that ‘would wipe out hundreds of hectares of forest’, experts warn<p>The State Forest Authority has warned that hundreds of hectares of the famous Białowieża Forest are threatened by a “bomb that could explode at any moment”.</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:25:00 +0200Life forest, which straddles the border with Belarus, is one of the last surviving tracts of low-land primeval forest in Europe. corporate wage and employment rise in March<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage rose by 5.7 percent year on year to PLN 5,164.53 (EUR 1208.50) in March. In monthly terms, the wage grew by 4.3 percent, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:02:00 +0200Business corporate wage and employment rise in March bearcat born on St. Valentine’s Day sets hearts fluttering with debut appearance<p>A rare bearcat cub born on February 14th has made its first public appearance to the delight of zookeepers and the public.</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:50:00 +0200Life cute bearcat was born on St. Valentine’s Day in Łodż Zoo. agency’s outrage over photo journalist’s arrest in Israel<p>Press agencies are calling for the release of a Palestinian photo journalist who has been detained in Israel and is now facing deportation to Jordan.</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:35:00 +0200News & Politics Kharouf was arrested after his application for family unification was rejected by Israeli authorities. documents revealing last days of WWII resistance found hidden in family attic where Auschwitz beast lived<p>Rare documents shedding light on the final days of the Home Army and the beginning of the so-called second conspiracy have been discovered during refurbishment work on a family home in Oświęcim.</p>Tue, 16 Apr 2019 18:42:00 +0200History documents written by resistance fighter Stanisław Chybiński (top right) were found hidden in the attic of a house in the town of Oświęcim where SS monster Otto Moll (bottom left) used to live. industry booming as airport traffic set to hit 50 million<p>The number of people using Polish airports is set to hit 50 million with Poland having one of the highest growth potentials in Europe, according to a report by PwC.</p>Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:49:00 +0200Business year Chopin airport serviced 17,755,500 passengers, an increase of 12.7 percent.ów team launches world’s FIRST satellite which navigates with ‘spinning magnetic liquid’<p>A unique satellite built by Kraków students is to be launched into orbit from a NASA-owned centre in the US.</p>Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:14:00 +0200Science will be placed inside the Cygnus spacecraft, which will be launched into orbit aboard an Antares 230 rocket, with lift-off scheduled for 10:46 pm Polish time on Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Flight Facility, on the US east coast. ready to assist Notre Dame cathedral reconstruction - president<p>President Andrzej Duda wrote in a message of sympathy to the French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday that Poland was ready to participate in the reconstruction of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was destroyed by fire a day earlier.</p>Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:48:00 +0200News & Politics President Emmanuel Macron (C) speaks with firemen as they fight against a fire burning the roof of the Notre-Dame cathedral. BP: national cloud ready for users<p>We have completed the successive construction stage of a national cloud, we have launched services for the PKO Bank Polski and are ready to service further customers, PKO BP Vice-President and Supervisory Board head Adam Marciniak and National Cloud Operator CEO Michał Potoczek have informed PAP.</p>Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:10:00 +0200Businessł Potoczek explained that the transformation from traditional IT to cloud technology requires entrepreneurs to carry out a number of surveys and lay down a transformation strategy. Cathedral should be rebuilt together by Europeans - PM<p>"Let's rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral together as Europeans," Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Monday evening, referring to the fire that consumed the medieval Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.</p>Tue, 16 Apr 2019 09:45:00 +0200Art & Culture fire started in the late afternoon in one of the most visited monuments of the French capital Notre Dame Cathedral. help cancer sufferers with depression by introducing them to stunning virtual reality worlds<p>A group of Polish innovators is looking to use revolutionary VR technology to help cancer patients suffering from depression.</p>Mon, 15 Apr 2019 18:42:00 +0200Science cancer patients are taken into a number of different fantasy worlds where they can feel relaxed and overcome fears and anxieties., THAT’S food for thought! With millions of tonnes of food annually going to waste, Warsaw locals introduce food-sharing scheme<p>A new initiative aimed at reducing the millions of tonnes of food that go to waste every year has kicked off in Warsaw with a set of ‘food-sharing’ points.</p>Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:53:00 +0200BusinessLife way to reduce the enormous amounts of food that go to waste are the food-sharing points – 'jadłodzielnie' in Polish – that have begun operating in Warsaw. signed for co-financing of Baltic Pipe Project<p>On Monday, in Brussels, Gaz-System S.A., a Polish gas transmission operator, signed a contract for co-financing of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, thanks to which natural gas from Norway will be transported to Poland.</p>Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:46:00 +0200News & Politics Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic (L), Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (C) European Commissioner for climate action and energy Miguel Arias Canete (R) during a signing ceremony for an agreement on financing the Baltic Pipe Polish-Danish gas pipeline project. high: World’s Smallest jet takes to the skies<p>The world's smallest business jet Flaris LAR 1 has made its debut flight after successfully taking off from Zielona Góra.</p>Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:15:00 +0200Business tests also confirmed the LAR 1's ability to take off using less than 100 metres of runway and climb at a rate of 5,900 feet a minute or 30 metres per second.'s CPI inflation in Poland at 1.7 pct y/y - stats office<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 1.7 percent year on year and by 0.3 percent month on month in March 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Monday.</p>Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:56:00 +0200Business polled by PAP before the flash publication predicted that March's CPI would reach 1.7 percent year on year wins three medals at European Wrestling Championships<p>Armenian-born Polish classical wrestler Gevorg Sahakyan won the silver medal in the 67 kilogramme category of the 2019 European Wrestling Championships in Bucharest, Romania. Gold went to Atakan Yuksel of Turkey.</p>Sun, 14 Apr 2019 20:38:00 +0200Sport Sahakyan in the final fight with Atakan Yuksel of Turkey. Expectations: on the home front, domestic wine production has discovered a captive audience as quality hits new peaks<p>Driven by young, urbane professionals with a nose for the good things in life, the Polish wine sector has enjoyed a remarkable boom since the economic jump start that EU accession provided in 2004.</p>Sun, 14 Apr 2019 19:15:00 +0200Business, one of the pioneering Polish wines, comes from vineyards in the Wrocław region. up: major power company aiming to increase green energy output<p>Amid rising concern about climate change in Europe and beyond, Polish power company PGE is turning its attention to solar energy, with plans to increase photovoltaic power to 2.5 GW.</p>Sun, 14 Apr 2019 13:03:00 +0200Business plans to launch a programme that will ultimately produce 2.5 GW of photovoltaic power.’s biggest concert hall to go up in Warsaw’s Praga district<p>Plans to build a massive 1,850-seat concert hall—the biggest in Poland—in the city’s less-fashionable Praga district have just received the green light.</p>Sun, 14 Apr 2019 09:53:00 +0200Art & Culture huge project will also involve the renovation of a number of old buildings along with the construction of the concert hall. minister to meet film industry representatives in LA<p>Meetings with US film industry representatives and the premiere of the film 'Poland: The Royal Tour' are the main points of a visit by Polish Culture Minister, Deputy PM Piotr Gliński to Los Angeles. On Sunday he will meet members of the local Polish diaspora.</p>Sat, 13 Apr 2019 20:22:00 +0200Art & Culture Polish part of 'The Royal Tour' will premiere on Monday with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Gliński at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. crew rolls in to start filming as Netflix brings the series home<p>A Netflix’s production crew has arrived in Poland to film the Witcher, a series based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski. The news of their arrival leaked out after producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich posted a picture on her Twitter account of herself with the foreboding ruins of a castle in the background. Fans were quick to identify the ruins as Ogrodzieniec Castle in the south of Poland.</p><p>The Witcher tells the story of a mutated monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, whose life gets entangled with ancient prophecies, witches, kings and queens, which all leads to a fight for the future of the entire continent. The series of books, which has built up a loyal following in the region, was turned into an award-winning computer game by the Polish company CD Project Red. Their success gave the character of the Witcher a world-wide audience.</p><p>It’s not yet clear which location Ogordzieniec Castle will be, though fans suspect it could well be Kaer Morhen, the ruined fortress, where witchers were made and trained. The castle itself was built in 14th-15th century, though the first strongholds built its mountain-top location were constructed several centuries earlier. It served as the seat of the Włodkowie Sulimczycy family, and was an important defence bastion.</p><p>This is not the first film role Ogrodzieniec has had. Andrzej Wajda shot some scenes there for his film Revenge (Zemsta) based on Aleksander Fredro’s play.</p>Sat, 13 Apr 2019 18:45:00 +0200Art & Culture Cavill as the Witcher. The Netflix series is due to be filmed in Poland. Świątek advances to WTA final in Lugano<p>Poland's Iga Świątek has defeated Czech Kristyna Pliskova 6-0 and 6-1 in the semi final of the WTA tournament in Lugano, Switzerland, and advanced to the final round of the event.</p>Sat, 13 Apr 2019 16:55:00 +0200Sport tennis player from Warsaw will play for the first time in the decisive duel of an event of this rank. War: new exhibition lifts the lid on the secret world of code breaking and clandestine communications<p>Several dozen historical machines for sending secret information will go on show for the first time in Kraków on Saturday at the city’s Museum of Municipal Engineering.</p>Sat, 13 Apr 2019 15:56:00 +0200History exhibition gives people the chance to get up close to machines that changed the world. maintains Poland's rating with stable outlook<p>Late Friday, S&amp;P Global Ratings announced that it had affirmed Poland's credit rating at 'A-'. The agency also defined the ratings outlook as stable.</p>Sat, 13 Apr 2019 12:31:00 +0200Business agency expects Poland's general government deficit to rise to 1.5 pct of GDP in 2019 and then increase to 2.6 pct in the years 2020-2022. labour costs still under half of EU average new figures show<p>Poland remains one of the cheapest countries in Europe when it comes to labour costs with the average hourly bill of an employee still well under half the European average.</p>Sat, 13 Apr 2019 12:20:00 +0200Business cheap. Polish labour costs are a bargain compared to those of most EU states. for prompt EU access of Western Balkan states - FM<p>Poland and its neighbours support the prompt EU accession of the Western Balkan countries, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Friday after a Warsaw sitting of foreign ministers from countries involved in the Berlin Process initiative.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 20:49:00 +0200News & Politics reminded that Montenegro, Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania were official membership candidates, with Montenegro and Serbia already in accession talks. bans Russian sailship from territorial waters<p>Poland's PM Mateusz Morawiecki has denied the Russian sailing ship Sedov entry into Polish territorial waters, the Foreign Ministry informed PAP on Friday.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 19:49:00 +0200News & Politics board the Russian sailing ship Sedov there are cadets from the Kerch State Marine Technological University, which is located in the annexed Crimea.'s industrial production up in February - Eurostat<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 6.8 percent year on year in February 2019, after growing by 6.0 percent in January, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:56:00 +0200Business's industrial production rose by 6.8 percent while in the euro zone it fell by 0.3 percent. in Poland: It's all in the eyes<p>Poland regained its freedom in 1989 and joined the EU in 2004. The country has seen explosive economic growth and rapidly improving living standards. It has also become an attractive country for foreigners to live in. Photographer @paweldobrowolski hit upon a unique way to tell the story of foreigners living in Poland. His Cultural Landscapes Project shows foreign-born residents in Poland through powerful portrait photography. Paweł is on a mission: He's shot dozens of countries but wants to get to all 195 before he finishes. See the faces and hear the stories of the people he's captured so far.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:56:00 +0200Art & CultureHeart of Poland in Poland: It's all in the eyes Potter fans descend on Warsaw to play quidditch in European Quidditch Cup<p>Hundreds of broomstick-wielding Harry Potter fans are flying into Warsaw this week to take part in the European Quidditch Cup on Saturday.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:16:00 +0200SportLife than flying, Quidditch teams run around with broomsticks between their legs. the driving seat: Poland’s automotive exports break new record<p>Automotive exports from Poland broke another record last year.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:46:00 +0200Business exports from Poland have been rising since 2013, with last year’s result almost 3 percent higher than that in 2017. unseen amateur film depicting horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto appears in new documentary<p>A previously unknown amateur film showing the brutal conditions of life in the Warsaw Ghetto from 1941 is featured in a new documentary about the city.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:23:00 +0200History new documentary film ‘Warsaw: A City Divided’ made by award-winning Polish-Canadian filmmaker Eric Bednarski, shows the capital as a thriving modern city but one that is still coming to terms with a traumatic period of its history. Polish teams to take part in Mars rover competition in USA<p>Thirty-six teams from ten countries have been selected as finalists to compete at the 2019 University Rover Challenge (URC), held May 30 - June 1 at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah. Poland will be represented by as many as eight teams.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:42:00 +0200Science Polish teams to take part in Mars rover competition in USA. forecasts prove Polish gov't supports growth - PM<p>The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) upgrade of the economic growth for Poland for 2019 and the parallel downgrade of the inflation projection proves that the government policy supports dynamic growth, PM Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Thursday.</p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 19:55:00 +0200News & Politics“The International Monetary Fund has raised the GDP forecasts for Poland in 2019 to 3.8 pct from 3.5 pct, and also lowered the CPI inflation forecast to 2 pct.” the prime minister tweeted. as a fiddle. Poland’s jazz violinists are among the best in the world<p>It’s nighttime and I’ve just got home from a concert.</p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 19:05:00 +0200Art & CultureDan Session the magical hands of Adam Bałdych all this music sounds contemporary and mixes well with his own compositions. reconstruct boy’s throat in ground-breaking transplant surgery<p><span lang="EN-GB">A boy who never learnt to speak after swallowing toxic chemicals when he was just one-years-old has had ground-breaking surgery to transplant a new larynx and throat.</span></p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 17:27:00 +0200Science years ago Tymek swallowed chemicals used for unclogging pipes which destroyed all of his internal organs from his throat down to his stomach. diary reveals details of FIVE locations where looted Nazi treasure is said to be buried as stories emerge of diary’s dark past<p>Details of five locations contained in an old WWII diary claiming to hold the secret to 11 places where Nazi troops buried hordes of looted treasure have been revealed.</p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:58:00 +0200History owners of the WWII SS officer’s diary have revealed five heavily redacted excerpts which shed light on some of the hiding places where tonnes of looted treasures are thought to be hidden. bank Pekao offers selfie-verified accounts<p>Customers of Poland's major bank Pekao can now open an account using a special app, with their identity verified online through a selfie they make and a photo of their ID card, the bank's CEO Michał Krupiński told reporters on Thursday.</p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:57:00 +0200Business 25 percent of "selfie accounts" have been opened outside the bank's business hours.'s main airport to drop charter flights in 2021<p>Warsaw Chopin, the biggest airport in Poland, is to withdraw from handling charter flights from 2021 and has been encouraging travel agents to start cooperation with Radom Airport, located some 100 km south of Warsaw, the Rzeczpospolita daily has reported.</p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:51:00 +0200Business's main airport to drop charter flights in 2021. parade to be held on May 3 in Warsaw<p>To mark the 20th anniversary of Poland's accession to NATO and the 15th anniversary of its joining the European Union, a 'Strong Through Alliances' military parade will be held on May 3 in Warsaw, the Defence Ministry announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:04:00 +0200News & Politics parade to be held on May 3 in Warsaw. EVER direct image of a black hole captured by global 'virtual telescope' revealed by scientists<p>The first ever photo of a super massive black hole has been released by the Event Horizon Telescope project.</p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:48:00 +0200Science glowing donut shape shows the black hole at the centre of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. leaders observe minute's silence for Smolensk victims<p>At their Wednesday summit in Brussels, EU leaders observed a minute's silence to commemorate the victims of the 2010 Polish presidential plane crash near Smolensk in western Russia that took the lives of the presidential couple and a range of top officials.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 21:22:00 +0200News & Politics made a request for the minute of silence as on that day, the 9th anniversary of the disaster, Poland was mourning the 96 victims the tragic accident. go well despite strike - education minister<p>Final exams for students ending lower secondary schools, or gimnazjums, have been going on peacefully and in accordance with the law and procedures, Polish Education Minister Anna Zalewska said on Wednesday afternoon.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 19:13:00 +0200News & PoliticsLife's final exams were carried out in 7,363 schools’s ‘Netflix of e-books’ poised to take over German rival ahead of floatation<p>Polish e-book subscription service Legimi is set to take over German rival Readfy, before joining the NewConnect stockmarket.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 17:17:00 +0200Business reason for Legimi’s growth is its proprietary technology known as synchrobook.ń Massacre commemorated in Katyń<p>Polish Ambassador in Russia Włodzimierz Marciniak headed the Polish delegation to Wednesday's commemorations of the 1940 Katyń Massacre of Polish POWs by Soviet security police, at the Polish War Cemetery in Katyń, western Russia.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 16:49:00 +0200History Polish War Cemetery houses the graves of over 4,000 Katyń Massacre victims. national disaster since WWII commemorated nine years on<p>On April 10<sup>th</sup> 2010, 96 people including the then president of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife were killed when the plane they were flying in crashed over Smolensk.&nbsp;</p><p>The passengers were on their way to commemorate the 70<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Katyń massacre.&nbsp;</p><p>Included in the horrific death toll were government dignitaries, leading politicians, military personnel and their families, as well as members of the clergy, families of those killed in Katyń and government protection officers.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 15:43:00 +0200History plane was carrying a delegation of 96 members of the Polish elite, including the Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, former President Ryszard Kaczorowski, the entire general army command, the Chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Poland's deputy foreign minister, Polish government officials, 15 members of the Polish parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre. of Magdalena Abakanowicz works to open in Riga<p>An exhibition "Into the Space of Magdalena Abakanowicz. Textile and Sculpture" will open at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Riga on Thursday.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 15:10:00 +0200Art & Culture view of the statues '30 Standing' made of burlap and resin by Magdalena Abakanowicz. commemorate victims of presidential plane disaster<p>State ceremonies with the participation of President Andrzej Duda, Law and Justice leader Jarosław Kaczyński and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, among other officials, marked the 9th anniversary of the 2010 Smolensk air disaster.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:07:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (L) during the ceremony at the Monument to the Victims of the Smolensk Tragedy in Warsaw. Today (April 10th) marks the 9th anniversary of the plane crash near Smolensk, which killed 96 people, including the then President Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria. on a beach: Remains of mystery ‘princess’ found buried in a LOG reveal her secrets<p>A 2,000-year-old skeleton found buried in a log which fell off a cliff has revealed previously unknown secrets about the mystery woman.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:18:00 +0200Science remains were initially discovered at the end of the 20th century lying on a beach in the tiny village of Bagicz, northwest Poland. The skeleton was surrounded by jewellery suggesting she may have been a princess. wrestler wins bronze in European Championships<p>Magomedmurad Gadzhiev of Poland won the bronze medal in the 70kg category at the European Wrestling Championships in Bucharest on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 20:02:00 +0200Sport for Poland. cooperation rules needed to allow for Brexit delay - official<p>Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański said in Luxembourg on Tuesday that a Brexit delay until June 30 would mean the necessity for the UK to conduct European elections, while the further postponement would demand clear rules of cooperation.</p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 18:57:00 +0200News & Politics Polish European affairs minister Konrad Szymanski, Chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn talk at the start of the General Affairs Council on Article 50 in Luxembourg, 09 April 2019. quiet on the shopping front: Shopping centre turns off lights and music and brings in ‘Silent Hours’ for autistic customers<p>A shopping centre in Katowice has introduced ‘Silent Hours’ to raise awareness of autism and help autistic shoppers.</p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 16:20:00 +0200BusinessLife Katowicka is the first shopping mall in Poland to introduce the autistic-friendly environment. about this? Charity boss rescues old office furniture destined for the scrapheap and passes it on to those in need<p>A Warsaw charity is saving discarded office furniture and other commercial goods from being crushed in a waste disposal and giving it the underprivileged instead.</p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 14:51:00 +0200BusinessLife Artur Winnicki and the I Want to Help charity he founded have been working off the radar for nearly a decade. Kulig takes female lead alongside Andre Holland in major new Netflix series<p>Joanna Kulig will star in “The Eddy”, a forthcoming musical drama television series on Netflix.</p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 12:13:00 +0200Art & Culture The Eddy, Kulig plays an alcoholic singer called Maja who is in an on-and-off relationship with Holland’s character, a former jazz pianist who left New York for Paris. Joanna proves she’s ‘worth her weight in gold’ by taking THIRD gold medal at European championships<p>Weightlifter Joanna Łochowska powered her way to victory Sunday by winning her hattrick gold at the European Weightlifting Championship - for the third time in a row.</p>Mon, 08 Apr 2019 18:55:00 +0200Sport Łochowska gives a triumphant smile as she lifts her way to gold glory. of the road! Classics from the past go on display at vintage vehicles expo – and some you can even BUY<p>The 9<sup>th</sup> edition of the Auto Nostalgia fair was held this weekend at the Global Expo, in the former FSO factory (Passenger Automobile Factory). It was a trip back in time for visitors who could see a unique collection of motorcycles and cars from the times of the Polish People's Republic – made by both domestic and foreign producers. The fair, with both historic motorization organizations and private car owners involved, presented some true pearls including a Polish Fiat 518 from 1933 and a military Ford Model T from the twenties.</p>Mon, 08 Apr 2019 18:31:00 +0200History power, beauty and soul, this old MG was a must-have of its day. the right note! Hauntingly beautiful Górecki performance tops UK classical music charts<p>A recording of Henryk Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs sung by Beth Gibbons of Portishead has topped the UK classical music charts.</p>Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:11:00 +0200Art & Culture this new album, Gibbons moves into new territory: Górecki’s hauntingly beautiful 'Symphony', composed in 1976. Sung by a soprano in Polish, its three parts are based on a 15th Century lament, a message written on the wall of a Gestapo cell during the Second World War and a Silesian folk song. film director is Viadrina Prize Laureate<p>Polish film director and scriptwriter Agnieszka Holland has been awarded the 2019 Viadrina Prize from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), announced Ewa Bielewicz-Polakowska, a spokesperson for Collegium Polonicum.</p>Mon, 08 Apr 2019 14:25:00 +0200Art & CultureLife director Agnieszka Holland attends the press conference of 'Mr. Jones' during the 69th annual Berlin Film Festival, in Berlin, Germany, 10 February 2019. noon, 48.5 pct of schools on strike - Education Ministry<p>By Monday noon, 48.5 percent of schools and kindergartens in Poland were taking part in the strike proclaimed by the Polish Teachers' Union (ZNP) and the Trade Unions' Forum (FZZ), the deputy Education Minister, Maciej Kopeć, announced.</p>Mon, 08 Apr 2019 14:15:00 +0200News & Politics"The largest strike in education since 1993 starts today at 8:00 a.m. The question is, what is the government's position? We are ready for talks. We are ready to try to convince the government that this strike does not only have an economic pretext, but it is also a strike to defend the quality of education, which, unfortunately, the past few years have destroyed," the head of the Polish Teachers' Union (ZNP), Sławomir Broniarz told TVN24 broadcaster on Monday.łbrzych ‘ahead of the game’ as it becomes ONLY city in Poland to ban single-use plastic<p>Wałbrzych, a city of 113,000 inhabitants in south-western Poland, has become the first city in the country to ban single-use plastics.</p>Mon, 08 Apr 2019 13:26:00 +0200News & PoliticsLifełbrzych’s ban on single-use plastic will be accompanied by an educational campaign seeking to raise awareness about plastic waste and how it can be reduced among the city’s inhabitants. "Beksiński from photography to Virtual reality"<p>This year celebrates the 90<sup>th</sup> birthday of the outstanding artist Zdzisław Beksiński, who was brutally murdered in his Warsaw apartment.</p>Mon, 08 Apr 2019 12:22:00 +0200Art & Culture passion: the life and times of a man who shaped the world of anthropology<p>He was a trail-blazing anthropologist whose pioneering techniques still influence the science. The work of Bronisław Malinowski is also still studied, which is no mean achievement for a man who carried out most of his research in the first half of the last century. </p>Sun, 07 Apr 2019 19:15:00 +0200History anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski at work in the western Pacific. turn-up for the books! A small reading cabin outside Warsaw looks set to be the hottest summer booking<p>A tiny rural escape specifically designed with readers in mind has caught the public’s imagination ever since an initiative was launched to help crowdfund its creation. Nestled by the village of Adelin, 45-minutes north-east of Warsaw, the Bookworm Cabin was the idea of Bartek Kraciuk, an entrepreneur best-known for his involvement in Grupa Warszawa, a hip, fresh-minded firm responsible for some of the capital’s most innovative food and drink concepts. </p>Sun, 07 Apr 2019 16:13:00 +0200Life completed the cabin will provide those wanting to escape the wired-in world with a chance to escape. Gdynia theatre gets makeover that won’t bring the roof down<p>The City Theatre in Gdynia will get a facelift that will give theatre-goers a new entrance and a revamped café among a raft of changes to the cultural institution.</p>Sun, 07 Apr 2019 12:26:00 +0200Art & Culture back to 1952, the City Theatre will get new entrance as part of an extensive overhaul of the exterior., sliding away: Poles rappel down world’s highest waterfall<p>A group of daredevil Poles have rappelled down the world’s highest waterfall as the first step in a plan to rope down the 10 highest waterfalls in the world.</p>Sat, 06 Apr 2019 19:14:00 +0200Sport of the team rappelled down the Angel Falls while the fifth based jumped. associations involved in three-way scrap for talented Polish-Nigerian footballing siblings<p>A brother and sister footballing duo born in Warsaw to a Polish mother and Nigerian father have found themselves the coveted prize in a three way tug of war for their soccer skills.</p>Sat, 06 Apr 2019 15:51:00 +0200Sport talented siblings have already attracted the attention of major sponsors such as Nike. introduces innovative livestock chip - agriculture minister<p>Poland intends to be one of the first countries in the world to introduce an innovative system of knowledge about animals from their birth to their slaughter, using a special chip in cattle, Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski has announced. </p>Sat, 06 Apr 2019 12:49:00 +0200Science system involves injecting calves with a chip immediately after birth, with the aid of which information is harvested about the animal such as its genetic characteristics, origins and diseases survived. scientists help international team aiming to replicate the power of the stars<p>Polish scientist are involved in one of the most expensive scientific experiments in history that aims to replicate the power of the stars and provide the world with a new source of clean energy. </p>Sat, 06 Apr 2019 12:25:00 +0200Science massive International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor under construction in France. The reactor is one of the most expensive scientific projects in history. revolutionary war hero General Kazimierz Pułaski really a woman?<p>Researchers examining the skeleton of General Kazimierz Pułaski have concluded that the Polish nobleman dubbed the ‘father of American cavalry’ for distinguishing himself in battle during the American Revolution was in all likelihood female.</p>Fri, 05 Apr 2019 19:00:00 +0200History Polish patriot hailed for fighting “for freedom on two continents” might actually have been genetically female, says new research. professor receives honorary doctorate in Vietnam<p>Professor Cezary Madryas, Rector of Wrocław University of Science and Technology, ­received a honoris causa doctorate on Friday of the Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City, in Vietnam.</p>Fri, 05 Apr 2019 16:37:00 +0200Life Cezary Madryas, Rector of Wrocław University of Science and Technology.'s Love Affair with Italian Food: Cristina Catese<p>Poles are crazy for Italian food and culture! Poland and Italy have centuries of shared culture and history. They even reference each other in their national anthems. &nbsp;Italian chef Cristina Catese has lived in Poland since 2001. She learnt the secrets of classic Italian food from her Grandmother. Today, she passes those classic dishes on to Poles through her work as a TV presenter and chef for the akademia kulinarna whirlpool.&nbsp;</p><p>Find out&nbsp;</p><p>• Where you can get the best Italian food in Poland</p><p>• How an Italian person manages a Polish winter &nbsp;</p><p>• What Poles are missing about Italian food&nbsp;</p><p>Liked this episode? Share it on and watch the other HeartofPoland episodes with fascinating people leading fascinating lives.</p>Fri, 05 Apr 2019 16:30:00 +0200Art & CultureLifeHeart of Poland Catese in translation! Bruno Schulz’s Collected Stories picks up top gong at prestigious literary translation awards<p>An English-language edition of Bruno Schulz’s “Collected Stories” has won this year’s Found in Translation Award organised by Polish cultural institutions.</p>Fri, 05 Apr 2019 13:56:00 +0200Art & Culture of the great Polish-language writers of the past century, Bruno Schulz’s literary career was cut short by WWII when he was shot dead by a Gestapo officer while walking home with a loaf of bread. art collection hidden inside bank goes on show as PKO celebrates its centenary<p>More than 30 works by important contemporary Polish artists from the collection of PKO Bank Polski have gone on show at the National Museum in Warsaw as part of a new exhibition Art is Value, to mark the bank’s centenary year.</p>Fri, 05 Apr 2019 12:35:00 +0200Art & Culture Polski Bank’s collection include some of the best contemporary artists in Poland including Tarasin, Stefan Gierowski and Ryszard Grzyb.'s GDP growth to reach 4.0 pct in 2019 - World Bank<p>Poland's GDP growth is expected to reach 4.0 percent in 2019, 3.6 percent in 2020 and 3.3 percent in 2021, the World Bank announced on Friday. Poland's budget deficit may rise to 1.4 percent of GDP in 2019 and to 1.6 percent in 2020, the bank's report said.</p>Fri, 05 Apr 2019 11:16:00 +0200Business to World Bank estimates, GDP growth will reach 3.6 percent in 2020 and will slow down to 3.3 percent in 2021. Pictured the World Bank building in Washington. and co-founder of 'Polish Film School' dies<p>Cinematographer Jerzy Wójcik, a co-founder of the 'Polish Film School' who worked on some of the most famous Polish films of the 1950s and 1960s, died on April 3, in Warsaw. He was 88 years old. </p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 19:51:00 +0200Life Jerzy Wójcik‘Hendrix in a dress’ rock chick Marta Zalewska is young, gifted and star of the award-winning musical Once<p>She comes from a family of musicians.</p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 19:35:00 +0200Art & CultureDan Session her young age Marta is fascinated with the music of the seventies.Łódź girl throws message in a bottle into the sea and eight months later gets a PRESENT from man who found it in Germany<p>A seven-year-old girl who chucked a message in a bottle into the sea while on summer holiday was in for a surprise when she got a package of gifts from a person that found the bottle some eight months later.</p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 19:10:00 +0200Life from Łódż threw the bottle into the surf while on holiday at the seaside resort of Łeba. Cold War star Tomasz Kot been chosen for new Marvel film alongside Angelina Jolie?<p>Hollywood newcomer Tomasz Kot could soon be joining the Marvel Universe in an upcoming movie entitled The Eternals.</p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 16:28:00 +0200Art & CultureLife gossip machine goes into overdrive with rumours that Tomasz Kot will star in next Marvel film. marks 30th anniversary of talks that ended communism<p>President Andrzej Duda participated in the international conference 'On the Downfall of Communism. 1989 in Central and Eastern Europe' on Thursday in Warsaw, organised on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Polish Round Table Talks.</p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 14:08:00 +0200News & Politics underscored that a consequence of the events of 1989 was Poland's subsequent accession to the EU and NATO. proud to be in NATO together with Poland – US ambassador<p>Thanks to the trans-Atlantic relations of countries which share similar values, NATO is the strongest alliance in history, wrote US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher on Twitter, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of NATO.</p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:43:00 +0200News & Politics Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher marked on Twitter the 70th anniversary of the founding of NATO. of star pre-war athlete known as the ‘Golden One’ explored in fascinating new book<p>A new book examines the life and legend of Halina Konopacka, one of the star athletes of pre-war Poland.</p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:23:00 +0200History philology at the University of Warsaw, she ended up in the athletics section of the AZS sports club, where she was noticed by a French trainer. minister praises speech of NATO secretary general<p>Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, who attended a ministerial session on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of NATO, positively evaluated the speech delivered by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a joint session of US Congress on Wednesday.</p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 10:47:00 +0200News & Politics Secretary General Stoltenberg was the first leader of an international organisation who was granted the honour of giving a speech at a joint session of the US Congress. defence minister to lead meeting of Bucharest Nine on Thursday<p>The subject for discussion among the defence ministers of the Bucharest Nine countries making up the eastern flank of NATO will be their contribution to increasing the alliance's defence and deterrence capacity. The meeting will be led by Mariusz Błaszczak.</p>Wed, 03 Apr 2019 21:01:00 +0200News & Politics defence minister to lead meeting of Bucharest Nine on Thursday's LNG terminal's capacity to be increased - gov't commissioner<p>The annual capacity of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście, north-west Poland is to reach 7.5 billion cubic metres of gas, government commissioner for strategic energy infrastructure Piotr Naimski said on Wednesday. </p>Wed, 03 Apr 2019 20:55:00 +0200News & Politics's LNG terminal's capacity to be increased - gov't commissioner marvelous! World’s largest fleet of eco-friendly BMWs to hit Warsaw streets<p><span lang="EN-GB">Electricity company Innogy has teamed up with BMW and ING Bank&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-US">Śląski</span><span lang="EN-GB">&nbsp;to launch Warsaw’s first fleet of rentable electric cars.</span>&nbsp;</p>Wed, 03 Apr 2019 18:12:00 +0200BusinessScienceLife for hire through the ‘innogy go!’ app and including 250 compact BMW i3 models and 30 sports BMWi3s, this will be the first full electric car sharing service in Warsaw. may sound like a Star Wars robot but it’s Europe’s largest 3D bioprinting cluster and it’s opened in Łodź<p>Poland’s first 3D bioprinting cluster has opened in the city of Łodź.</p>Wed, 03 Apr 2019 16:52:00 +0200BusinessScience cluster was established to carry out comprehensive scientific research based on 3D bi-printed on biodegraders. sales rise 6.1 pct y/y in February - Eurostat<p>Polish retail sales grew by 6.1 percent year on year in February 2019 after a 5.2 percent increase in January 2019. Month on month, retail sales went up by 1.4 percent, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:53:00 +0200Business sales rise 6.1 pct y/y in February - Eurostat can't get no satisfaction? Polish men are most sociable in EU and satisfaction is at an all-time high, says report<p>Polish men are the most sociable in Europe and the number of people feeling satisfied has increased, according to a new report.</p>Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:11:00 +0200Life Poland, 30.2 percent of men qualify as being sociably active. funds radio broadcasts for listeners abroad<p>The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish Radio public broadcaster signed on Tuesday an agreement on financing programmes for listeners abroad.</p>Wed, 03 Apr 2019 09:28:00 +0200News & Politics funds radio broadcasts for listeners abroad to host TechDays within Weimar Triangle format<p>Poland will organise Weimar TechDays in the southern city of Kraków as part of the Weimar Triangle, a trilateral cooperation format that encompasses France, Germany and Poland, Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:23:00 +0200News & Politics to host TechDays within Weimar Triangle format remembered: Known as the ‘Progressive Pope’, today marks the 14th anniversary of John Paul II’s death<p>Poles and Catholics around the world today commemorate the 14th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s death. A man instrumental to the collapse of communism in Poland and the rest of Central and Eastern Europe, and the establishment of a more progressive Catholic Church, JPII, as he was affectionately known, is still considered one of the best Popes to have ever lived.</p>Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:10:00 +0200HistoryLife there’s a better photo of him than this? Perhaps one of him facing the camera rather than walking away from it? Cap: Born Karol Wojtyła in 1920, he was elected Pope in 1978 – the first non-Italian Pope in 450 years and the first Slav.! Exciting new museum app gives full T-Rex experience<p>A Warsaw company is thrilling visitors to a New York museum with its virtual reality ‘dinosaur’ app.</p>Tue, 02 Apr 2019 16:09:00 +0200BusinessScience donning a pair of special goggles, museum-goers are transported to the prehistoric world of dinosaurs and to a full-sized T-Rex in its natural habitat. bus maker Solaris starts delivery of electric buses to Berlin<p>Solaris Bus &amp; Coach has started the delivery of 15, 12-metre-long electric buses ordered by a Berlin public transport operator, the company announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 02 Apr 2019 13:03:00 +0200Business bus maker Solaris starts delivery of electric buses to Berlin good to beer true! Female craft brewery is Top of the Hops<p>Challenged to think of the international craft beer scene, one couldn’t be faulted for associating it with bearded dudes in flannel shirts.</p>Tue, 02 Apr 2019 12:38:00 +0200BusinessLife as a bridge between women and the world of craft beer, the Hoplala philosophy seeks to create an emotive bond between female drinkers and the beer in hand. Łazienki Museum exhibition commemorates Battle of Monte Cassino<p>An exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino opened on Monday in the open-air gallery of the Warsaw's Royal Łazienki Museum. </p>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 20:20:00 +0200Art & Culture "Monte Cassino. On the 75th Anniversary of the Battle" exhibition was officially opened on Monday. ongoing on re-opening UN-Habitat office in Poland - minister<p>Talks are continuing on the subject of re-opening the UN-Habitat office in Poland, Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński announced during the First National Urban Forum in Kraków (southern Poland) on Monday. </p>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 20:08:00 +0200News & Politics ongoing on re-opening UN-Habitat office in Poland - minister Renaissance paintings found hidden behind crude Nazi wall plastering<p>Wall paintings dating back to the Renaissance have been found hidden under layers of Nazi-era plaster at a castle which was at the centre of a hunt for a WWII gold train.</p>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 18:45:00 +0200HistoryLife sensational discovery at Książ Castle in Walbrzych, Lower Silesia, was made after specialists were called in to check the walls before they were renovated. turnout across Poland as Ukrainians vote for new president<p>Thousands of Ukrainians turned out across Poland on Sunday to take part in their country’s presidential elections.&nbsp;</p>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 16:26:00 +0200News & Politics to the Ukrainian Embassy, around 7,837 people voted in Warsaw and in the consulates in Kraków, Gdańsk and Lublin. all the way to the bank! Polish banks dominate CEE top bank ratings<p>Poland dominates The Banker’s Top 100 Central and Eastern Europe EU bank ranking.</p>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 13:26:00 +0200BusinessNews of the top 100 banks mentioned on the list are Polish and five are in the top 10 of Tier 1 capital growth. wants to specialise in humanitarian aid - FM<p>Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has told PAP that Poland wants to specialise in humanitarian aid. In June, an international humanitarian fair, Warsaw Humanitarian Expo, will be organised in Warsaw.</p>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 09:40:00 +0200News & PoliticsNews wants to specialise in humanitarian aid - FM hands standard to Representative Honour Guard Regiment<p>You are from the best-drilled and organised formations in the world," Polish President Andrzej Duda told soldiers of the country's Representative Honour Guard of the Armed Forces during a standard-giving ceremony on Sunday. </p>Sun, 31 Mar 2019 20:08:00 +0200News & Politics hands standard to Representative Honour Guard Regiment Investment and Trade Agency eyes "interesting" Thai market<p>Thailand is an interesting and business-friendly market for Polish exports and investment, but it needs to be approached with engagement and a concrete vision, taking into account local conditions, Norbert Bąk, the head of PAIH Bangkok, has told PAP.</p>Sun, 31 Mar 2019 16:01:00 +0200Business Investment and Trade Agency eyes "interesting" Thai market money: Lublin rolls out green budget for environmental projects<p>As cities worldwide strive to be more eco-friendly, Lublin is ahead of the curve. The only city in Poland with a Green Budget, it will spend over PLN 1.7 million on citizens’ environmental projects this year.</p>Sun, 31 Mar 2019 12:32:00 +0200BusinessLife should be a “green city, drawing people with its originality and diverse vegetation,” says mayor Krzysztof Żuk.'t wants to invest wisely in renewable energy sources - minister<p>The government wants to invest sensibly in renewable energy sources and focus in the near future on photovoltaic and biogas plants, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski said on Saturday. </p>Sat, 30 Mar 2019 14:49:00 +0100News & Politics't wants to invest wisely in renewable energy sources - minister accountant helps save lives in Asia with ground-breaking technology firm<p>An accountant from Poland has helped his wife establish a life-saving medical equipment business in Vietnam.</p>Sat, 30 Mar 2019 12:59:00 +0100BusinessScienceLife technology developed by MTTS has helped over a million new-born children. upholds Poland's 'A-' rating with stable outlook<p>The Fitch ratings agency on Friday maintained Poland's 'A-' rating with a stable outlook against the background of the country's robust economic foundations and good fiscal condition. In a comment, the Entrepreneurship Ministry stressed Poland's economic stability. </p>Sat, 30 Mar 2019 12:12:00 +0100BusinessNews upholds Poland's 'A-' rating with stable outlook spy: new high-resolution map reveals Warsaw in all its glory and detail<p>Warsaw city council has launched a high resolution map of the capital that offers incredible detail and reveals hidden corners that have so far been inaccessible to online snoopers.</p>Sat, 30 Mar 2019 11:51:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife bird’s-eye view of the palace at Wilanów is just one of the 80,000 pictures that form the map. luck! Astonishing new ‘cancer tester’ detects disease with a drop of wee<p>An incredible new method of detecting cancer has been developed by scientists at the University of Gdańsk.</p>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 18:31:00 +0100ScienceNews Adam Lesner from the Gdańsk University Chemistry Faculty and colleague Dr. Natalia Gruba came up with the cancer detector while doing research into the urinary systems cancer.'I'm here because of Norman Davies' Historian Roger Moorhouse on Poland<p>Communism is collapsing. A young Roger Moorhouse is watching it all on TV, fascinated and inspired by Poland. He goes on to study Central European History with... Norman Davies. His love of the region and deep fascination with German history and the Second World War has led him to write several acclaimed books, including 'The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin' and 'The Third Reich in 100 Objects.' Roger is now completing a book about one of the least understood phases of the war, the Nazi invasion of Poland in September, 1939.</p><p>Discover</p><p>- Why Roger believes Polish history should be taught in English-speaking countries</p><p>- The unknown story of the Nazi-Soviet pact ignored by generations of historians and why Roger believes the Soviet state covered up the relationship.</p><p>- Why the presentation of Polish history can be 'overemotional and needs to be toned down.'</p><p>- What is was like working with Norman Davies on books like Rising '44</p><p><br></p><p>Liked this episode? Share it online and send it on.</p>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 15:55:00 +0100HistoryLifeHeart of Poland'I'm here because of Norman Davies' Historian Roger Moorhouse on Poland open to Brexit extension request - PM<p>Poland is open to any requests to extend Great Britain's leaving date from the EU, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said after a meeting with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, in Warsaw on Friday.</p>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 13:53:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews open to Brexit extension request - PM female basketball player in the world posthumously inducted into FBIA Hall of Fame<p>A Polish basketball player who held the record for being the tallest woman in the game has been posthumously awarded with a place in the International Basketball Federation’s (FIBA) Hall of Fame.</p>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 12:48:00 +0100SportNews Marian Kozłowski, the former head of Poland’s Basketball Association and former vice-president of FIBA, Dydek will be the second Polish person to be inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame. FM blasts EU institutions and leaders for ‘interfering in Poland’<p>Poland’s former foreign minister has accused the European institutions and leaders of interfering in Polish politics in order to attack the government and support the opposition.</p>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 12:31:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has lashed out at the EU saying it treats Poland as a ‘colony’.'s CPI in Poland at 1.7 pct y/y - stats office<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 1.7 percent year on year and by 0.3 month on month in February 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said in a statement on preliminary data, on Friday.</p>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 11:08:00 +0100BusinessNews's CPI in Poland at 1.7 pct y/y - stats office to invest EUR 466 mln in electric car plant<p>The construction of Poland's first electric car plant will cost PLN 2 bln (EUR 466 mln), PAP was told by Piotr Zaremba, CEO of special-purpose company ElectroMobility Poland (EMP). As many as 17 potential locations are being taken into account, Zaremba added.</p>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 09:15:00 +0100BusinessNews to invest EUR 466 mln in electric car plant tall ship ends Independence Cruise<p>The Polish tall ship Dar Młodzieży (Gift of Youth) docked in Gdynia, northern Poland, on Thursday after a round-the-world Independence Cruise marking the Polish independence centenary, during which the ship visited 23 ports in several countries.</p>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 20:45:00 +0100News & PoliticsSportLife Polish tall ship Dar Młodzieży (Gift of Youth) docked in Gdynia after a round-the-world Independence Cruise marking the Polish independence centenary.‘Some of Poland’s Jazz players are world class’ says Dan Wyszogrodzki<p>Wojtek Mazolewski and his Quintet recorded “Polka” in 2014. The record turned Platinum – not an everyday achievement for a jazz album. But it took four more years to get the international recognition it deserves.&nbsp;</p>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 17:44:00 +0100Art & CultureDan Session groups go, we have a world class phenomenon called Atom String Quartet. It’s one of the very few string quartets whose members both compose and improvise. restaurants keep their stars while Kraków sees a surge in awards in new Michelin guide<p>Michelin Guide’s ‘Main Cities of Europe 2019’ has announced its top choices for Poland, distinguishing restaurants in Warsaw and Kraków with the publication’s prestigious culinary stars and other quality symbols.</p>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 16:45:00 +0100NewsLife and Kraków continue to shine in latest Michelin guide. coming from digital services could DOUBLE by 2025, conference on Digitisation of Polish Economy hears<p>Officials, analysts and IT specialists gathered in Warsaw yesterday for a conference on the “Digitisation of the Polish economy”.</p>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 13:54:00 +0100BusinessNews of Technology and Entrepreneurship Jadwiga Emilewicz opened the Digitisation of the Polish Economy conference by saying the amount of GDP coming from digital services in Poland ‘”could double by 2025.” who went to Vienna to buy some old china returns with rare portrait of 18th century king<p>A rare painting of Frederik Augustus II, the 18th-century Elector of Saxony who later became King Augustus III of Poland, has been bought by Warsaw’s Royal Castle – after discovering it hidden away in a Viennese auction house.</p>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:10:00 +0100HistoryNews though the purchase is, Augustus III, who ruled from 1733 to 1764 after the death of his father Augustus II, is a controversial figure among Poland’s kings. no time shifts, most Poles would keep summer time - survey<p>As many as 74.2 percent of Poles would like to stick to summer time if seasonal time changes are abandoned, a survey commissioned by the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology shows. The European Parliament recently supported scrapping the time shifts.</p>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 11:40:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewsLife no time shifts, most Poles would keep summer time - survey 1,000 vehicles on display at Poznań Motor Show<p>Over 1,000 vehicles, including 60 new models, are on display at the Poznań Motor Show 2019, which started in Poland's western city of Poznań on Thursday. The Poznań Motor Show is the largest automotive event in Poland.</p>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 10:24:00 +0100BusinessNews 1,000 vehicles on display at Poznań Motor Show will try to mitigate effects of EU copyright directive<p>In implementing the EU's new copyright directive, Poland will attempt to mitigate its adverse effects, government spokesperson Joanna Kopcińska said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 21:13:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews will try to mitigate effects of EU copyright directive communist brutalism to aesthetic modernism: Fascinating New York exhibition examines the work of the ‘woman who built Wrocław’<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">A new exhibition at New York’s Centre for Architecture called ‘Patchwork: The Architecture of Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak’ has opened displaying the works of one of Poland’s most important modernist architects.</span></p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 18:10:00 +0100Art & CultureNews focal point of the exhibit is a scale model of the Grunwaldzki Square housing complex in Wrocław. of Hasidic Jews from around the world begin arriving in Poland to commemorate death of their founder<p>Thousands of Hasidic Jews from across Europe, the United States, Canada and Israel will descend on Poland this week to commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the death of one of the founders of the Hasidic movement.</p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 16:55:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLifeżajsk is one of the holiest places in the world for Hasidic Jews. Hasidic gather there not only to celebrate anniversaries of the tzaddik’s death, but also on the occasion of various Jewish holidays, while making private pilgrimages and tours around Poland.! Amateur snappers scoop top spots with stunning aerial shots in international photography comp<p>An amateur photographer has taken first place in a prestigious aerial photography contest.</p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:12:00 +0100Art & CultureNews composite photo taken in the Tatra mountains took photographer Michał Sadowski eight months to capture. switches to summer time on Sunday<p>Poland will switch to summer time on Sunday, March 31. At 2:00 a.m. local time, all clocks will be moved forward one hour.</p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:08:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewsLife switches to summer time on Sunday tall ship to dock in Gdynia on Thursday after 10-month voyage<p>The Polish tall ship Dar Młodzieży will dock on Thursday in Gdynia, northern Poland, from its round-the-world Independence Cruise marking the Polish independence centenary. During a ten-month journey, the ship visited 23 ports in several countries.</p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 12:06:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews tall ship to dock in Gdynia on Thursday after 10-month voyage acclaimed Polish artist to open show in Scandinavia<p>The exhibition "I (am)", Paweł Althamer’s extensive solo show at the Helsinki Art Museum (HAM), will showcase the artist's work from the past three decades. It will open on March 28 and run until September 8, 2019.</p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 11:34:00 +0100Art & CultureNews acclaimed Polish artist to open show in Scandinavia Medical Research Agency to make medicine ‘more innovative’<p>To improve healthcare and foster progress in medicine, Poland is establishing a Medical Research Agency.</p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 11:21:00 +0100ScienceNews agency’s tasks will include overseeing and organising research, including non-commercial clinical tries, as well as developing medical technology. It will also support innovation at companies working in the medical sciences. grants almost EUR 280 mln for Polish transport investment<p>Almost PLN 1.2 billion (EUR 280 million) is to be earmarked from EU funds for the modernisation and building of 55 railway stations and construction of the Bolków (southwestern Poland) bypass. Eight contracts were signed in the matter on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:44:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews grants almost EUR 280 mln for Polish transport investment of an era! National ski coach says ‘bye, bye’ as he quits to spend time with his family – and take on GERMAN team<p>Poland’s national ski jumping coach of three years, Stefan Horngacher, has resigned saying he was ‘torn between staying and going’ and has instead opted to coach Germany’s team.</p>Tue, 26 Mar 2019 18:53:00 +0100SportNews Horngacher says he was torn between staying and going - but eventually decided to go. Francis appoints Pole as nuncio to Guinea and Mali<p>Pope Francis appointed Polish priest Tymon Tytus Chmielecki to the position of apostolic nuncio to Guinea and Mali, the press office of the Holy See announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 26 Mar 2019 18:27:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Francis appoints Pole as nuncio to Guinea and Mali his mammoth sculptures of fragmented bodies expressing human suffering, Igor Mitoraj was in a class of his own<p>His sculptures made a big impression because they were often huge, and often just lonely bits of a human body detached from the rest.</p>Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:31:00 +0100Art & CultureNews's sculptural style is rooted in the classical tradition but has a post-modern twist addressing questions about human suffering. Kraków district to house futuristic literature centre in honour of sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem<p>A new centre named after Polish science fiction writer Stanisław Lem is being established in Kraków.</p>Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:11:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife the underground part of the building, visitors will feel like they have been transported to another planet – as one of JEMS architects’ staff put it. ‘one of a kind’ albino penguin makes first public appearance at Gdańsk zoo<p>An albino penguin has made its first appearance at the zoo in Gdańsk after being born just three months ago.</p>Mon, 25 Mar 2019 17:35:00 +0100ScienceNewsLife adorable albino penguin was born three months ago but keepers have only revealed it now as they were worried the chick wouldn’t survive.‘Black and yellow’ defender Piszczek puts 9mln into kids’ footy academy<p>Borussia Dortmund defender Łukasz Piszczek has opened a youth training facility in his hometown of Goczałkowice-Zdrój.</p>Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:42:00 +0100SportNews Dortmund footballer Łukasz Piszczek (R) and managing director of Borussia Carsten Cramer (L) announced the cooperation between Piszczek’s Football Academy and Borussia Dortmund. and medium-sized cities to get ca EUR 116 mln from Norway grants<p>Small and medium-sized cities will get around PLN 500 million (ca. EUR 116 mln) from Norway grants for economic, social and environmental development, Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński has said.</p>Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:22:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews and medium-sized cities to get ca EUR 116 mln from Norway grants Escape prisoners of war remembered at 75th anniversary ceremony<p>Ceremonies have taken place in Poznań and Żagań in western Poland to mark the 75th-anniversary of the Great Escape, the legendary breakout by 76 allied airmen from a German POW camp.</p>Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:58:00 +0100HistoryNews and Polish airmen and soldiers mark the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape in Żagań and Poznań. achieve record points at Ski Jumping World Cup<p>Polish ski jumpers have achieved a record number of points for Poland during the 2018/19 Ski Jumping World Cup. The white-and-reds notched up a total of 6,083 points throughout the 2018/19 season.</p>Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:59:00 +0100SportNews achieve record points at Ski Jumping World Cupłecki triumphs in MMA battle of the giants after injury strikes down his opponent<p>A packed crown of over 15,000 at Łodz’s Atlas Arena saw two heavyweights of Polish sport collide on Saturday night. Dubbed ‘the world’s strongest MMA bout’ the match between five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski and Olympic weightlifting gold medallist Szymon Kołecki ended in brutal fashion.</p>Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:50:00 +0100SportNews battle commence. Mariusz Pudzianowski takes a blow to the chest.'s Kwiatkowski third at Milan-San Remo cycle race<p>Poland's Team Sky rider Michał Kwiatkowski sprinted to an impressive third place at an annual cycling race between Milan and Sanremo on Saturday following a tense finish on the Via Roma.</p>Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:04:00 +0100SportNews's Kwiatkowski third at Milan-San Remo cycle race observes Day of Remembrance of Poles who saved Jews during WWII<p>On Sunday, March 24, Poland commemorates the 75th anniversary of the day in 1944 when Nazi Germans executed the whole Ulma family for sheltering fellow citizens of Jewish descent, and the Day of Remembrance of Poles who saved Jews during WWII.</p>Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:17:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews observes Day of Remembrance of Poles who saved Jews during WWII’s Popeye the Polish man: the roots of the famous cartoon character may lie deep in central Poland<p>Just about everybody knows of Popeye, the pipe-tooting sailor whose spinach-fuelled arms packed a colossal punch. &nbsp;But what everybody probably doesn’t know is that the man who provided the inspiration for the brawling-mariner character had Polish roots.</p>Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:50:00 +0100Art & CultureNews for the famous sailor came from a one-eyed man named Frank ‘Rocky’ Fiegel. up to history: the story behind the woman who provided the face to Warsaw’s mermaid statue by the river<p>It’s an emblem of Warsaw and one of the most famous statues in the city, but the story of the woman behind the face of the mermaid that stands by the River Vistula in Warsaw remains little known.</p>Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:03:00 +0100HistoryNews mermaid statue is one of the most famous in Warsaw. up team produces 'key of the future' to keep your home safe and secure<p>An un-hackable smart-key overlay created by a group of Poles that offers a new way to secure your home or office will hit the markets in the next three months.</p>Sat, 23 Mar 2019 17:09:00 +0100BusinessNews as houses. The new device promises better security for your home and work. goes Korean crazy on Friday night<p>An audience at Warsaw’s Royal Castle had the chance to enjoy a stunning performance of a fusion of Polish and Korean classical music on Friday night.</p>Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:47:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Korean Ambassador and Elżbieta Stanisława Janowska Moniuszko, the great-great-great granddaughter of Moniuszko. wins Planica ski jumping team tournament<p>Poland won Saturday's ski jumping World Cup team tournament in Planica, Slovenia. This is Poland's sixth team victory in the World Cup, but the first one on a flying hill.</p>Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:26:00 +0100SportNews wins Planica ski jumping team tournament there’s a will there’s a wave: Efforts to clean up the Baltic Sea are slowly making progress<p>The bottom of the Baltic Sea is littered with over 40,000 tonnes of chemical weapons and half a million tonnes of conventional weapons, a deadly memento of WWII.</p>Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:26:00 +0100ScienceHistoryNews the past, fisherman and even tourists would often encounter bombs washed up on the beach, some of which contained mustard gas. Now efforts are underway to clean up the Baltic.'s Hurkacz sends Thiem home in Miami<p>Poland's Hubert Hurkacz defeated the fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-4 on Friday in the second round of the 2019 Miami Open tennis tournament, which is part of the Masters 100 category on the ATP Tour.</p>Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:17:00 +0100SportNews's Hurkacz sends Thiem home in Miami trying to give UK room for manoeuvre - Polish PM<p>Summing up a two-day EU summit's provisions for Brexit, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday he had proposed a formula thanks to which London would not be "put up against a wall." "We're trying to give the British room for manoeuvre," he said.</p>Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:51:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews trying to give UK room for manoeuvre - Polish PM, sip, hooray! Top sommelier finishes in record-breaking position at World Championships<p>Poland’s Piotr Pietras is on cloud wine after beating his own personal best and coming 6th at the Best Sommelier of the World championship in Belgium last week. &nbsp;</p>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:51:00 +0100NewsLife from Kołobrzeg took on 65 sommeliers from 62 other countries to take 6th place at the prestigious event. return to Poland after promotional yacht wins prestigious race<p>The crew of the "I Love Poland" yacht, which notched-up its first win in the prestigious St. Maarten race, has returned to Poland for several days before taking up another challenge. The yacht is a promotional project by the Polish National Foundation (PFN). </p>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:55:00 +0100SportNews return to Poland after promotional yacht wins prestigious race the Polish Tina Turner: Sabina SAGO<p>Sabina Golanowska who goes by the stage name of Sabina SAGO has one of the most distinctive voices on the Polish music scene and is often compared to Whitney Houston or Tina Turner. In this episode we learn about her journey from a small Polish town on to ballet school and then her breakthrough appearance on the 'Voice of Poland' show and the music and artists that inspire her.</p><p>Did Sabina's voice amaze you? Share this episode on.</p>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:52:00 +0100Art & CultureHeart of Poland the Polish Tina Turner: Sabina SAGO Warsaw startup revolutionise IT world with its ‘Airbnb for computers’ concept?<p>A Polish start up that touts itself as the “future of computing” and set itself the goal of becoming “the Airbnb for computers” is making a buzz in the high-tech world.</p>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:20:00 +0100BusinessScienceNews ‘airbnb’ of the computing world, Warsaw firm Golem is making waves in the tech world. programme for Poles in 2020 at the latest - US ambassador<p>US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher has declared she intends to bring Poland into the visa waiver programme before the end of her term of office, if not this year, definitely in 2020.</p>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:39:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews programme for Poles in 2020 at the latest - US ambassador Brexit problem avoided thanks to Polish stance - PM<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told PAP that he was very pleased that, because of the Polish position in the matter, the very big possibility of a non-contractual, chaotic Brexit was avoided.</p>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:06:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Brexit problem avoided thanks to Polish stance - PM on Polish diplomat who saved Jewish refugees opens in Lithuania<p>The exhibition "Polish Ambassador to Japan Tadeusz Romer and Jewish War Refugees in the Far East" opened at Sugihara House in Kaunas, Lithuania, on Wednesday. According to its organisers, it presents the heroic actions taken by the Polish diplomat in Japan.</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:57:00 +0100Art & Culture on Polish diplomat who saved Jewish refugees opens in Lithuania‘We’re proud of you guys!’ Engineering boss praises his team after beating world record for longest bridge in the WORLD<p>A viaduct built by Polish engineers has made it into the Guinness Book of Records.</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:04:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife record-breaking bridge in the UAE spans 32.39 m and stands 9.56 high. jazz meets classical the result is ‘jazzical’, says Dan Wyszogrodzki<p>The year may be the bicentennial of Moniuszko’s birth but the composer still seems an unexpected choice for jazz inspirations</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:58:00 +0100Art & CultureLifeDan Session album jacket of ‘Pawlik/Moniuszko’ looks inviting in a colorful pop-art way. upon a time… New initiative allows Polish children living abroad to learn more about Poland of yesteryear<p>Polish children across the world will now have a chance to discover “How it used to be” in Poland of yore with the help of a new education package.</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:02:00 +0100Art & CultureLife educational package uses fun characters to introduce Polonia children to Poland’s past. up! Fuming LOT bosses demand compensation from Boeing for grounded flights<p>Furious LOT bosses have said Poland’s national airline carrier will demand Boeing pays compensation after the grounding of its fleet of Boeing 737 Max jets.</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:19:00 +0100BusinessNews was forced to ground it’s 737 fleet after Boeing jet crashed in Ethiopia killing everyone on board. against no-deal Brexit but prepared for it - gov't spokeswoman<p>Poland will do everything to avert a no-deal Brexit, but is still prepared for such an unwanted scenario, government spokeswoman Joanna Kopcińska said on Thursday, ahead of a two-day EU summit that will also deal with the UK's motion to postpone the Brexit date.</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:14:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews against no-deal Brexit but prepared for it - gov't spokeswoman must unite, support European consortia - Polish, German officials<p>The Polish entrepreneurship and technology minister and the German economy and energy minister said that in order to compete against Chinese and US companies "it is necessary to unite forces and support consortia formed by European firms."</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews must unite, support European consortia - Polish, German officials presents yacht stand at Norwegian trade fair<p>The Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) launched for the first time a national stand presenting Poland's yachting and boating sector to foreign recipients at the Norwegian International Boat Show 2019 in Oslo, PAIH has announced. </p>Wed, 20 Mar 2019 21:57:00 +0100News presents yacht stand at Norwegian trade fair publication tells truth about Nazi death camps<p>German Camps, Polish Heroes is the title of a brochure informing about the genesis of death camps on Polish territory. The brochure, published by the Polish Foreign Ministry, is a response to claims that Poles collaborated with the Nazis in exterminating Jews during World War II. </p>Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:20:00 +0100HistoryNews publication tells truth about Nazi death camps exhibition in Wales tells story of WWII hospital which became a Polish ‘village within a village’<p>A fascinating exhibition documenting the lives of post-WWII Poles living at a hospital in Wales has gone on show.</p>Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:12:00 +0100HistoryNews and staff children in Polish costume at Penley Hospital.'s industrial production up in February - stats office<p>Poland's industrial output rose by 6.9 percent year on year in February 2019, after a 6.1 percent increase year on year in January, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:56:00 +0100BusinessNews's industrial production up in February - stats office European plant of Japanese motor cores maker to be built in Poland<p>A Japanese automotive parts manufacturer, Mitsui High-tec (MHT), will build in Poland its first European factory of motor cores for hybrid and electric cars, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) said in a statement on Tuesday.</p>Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:27:00 +0100BusinessNews European plant of Japanese motor cores maker to be built in Poland Zealand terror killer was in Poland before carrying out crazed attack<p>Poland was among several European countries visited by 28-year-old Australian terror maniac Brenton Tarrant, who killed 50 people in an attack on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.</p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:30:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews police stand guard after horror attack in New Zealand’s Christchurch left 50 dead and 48 injured. very Nice! Our man ‘takes one for the team’ so pals can take 1st AND 2nd place in Nice-Paris race<p>Polish cyclist Michal Kwiatkowski proved he’s a ‘wheelie’ good teammate when he deliberately came in third to allow Colombian Egan Bernal to win the entire cycle. </p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:08:00 +0100SportNewsLife Team’s Michal Kwiatkowski, Egan Bernal and Nairo Quintana win Nice-Paris race after Kwiatkowski allows teammates to take the lead. working conditions shape modern economy<p>Good, modern and safe working conditions shape a modern Polish economy, President Andrzej Duda said at the Employee-friendly Employer competition gala on Tuesday. </p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:13:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews working conditions shape modern economy The Hammer & Sickle: Rare sculpture from one of Poland’s most famous sculptors set to go for a fortune at auction after lying ‘forgotten’ for 30 years<p>A rare early work by one of Poland’s best-known artists has gone on public display for the first time in nearly thirty years ahead of an auction due to be held on March 28th at Warsaw’s DESA Unicum.</p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:05:00 +0100Art & CultureLife statue by Alina Szapocznikow is expected to go for a ‘bomb’ at auction. of the most revered Polish artists of his time, Mehoffer’s works continue to amaze<p>Painter and decorative artist Józef Mehoffer, who was born 150 years ago today, left a lasting imprint across Poland and Europe in the form of his stained-glass windows and oil on canvas paintings.</p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:21:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryLife leading painter of the "Young Poland" movement, Mehoffer was incredibly sensitive to the decorative value of paintings. companies must further expand, foreign investors say<p>Polish companies are attractive for foreign institutional investors, especially as the country’s economy is developing dynamically, believe participants of the CEE Capital Markets conference in London.</p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:24:00 +0100BusinessNews companies must further expand, foreign investors say marvellous! Here come the Crocus flowers<p>One of the first flowers to emerge in spring, the Crocus is often called the lightbulb flower. Now, Poland’s Tatra mountains are full of them as they begin to come into bloom.</p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:02:00 +0100NewsLife power: The beautiful purple Crocuses battle against winter to hail the return of Spring. corporate wage and employment rise in February<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage rose by 7.6 percent year-on-year to PLN 4,949.42 (EUR 1,150) in February. Month-on-month it grew 0.4 percent, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:40:00 +0100BusinessNews corporate wage and employment rise in February, Germany sign joint declaration on industrial strategy<p>Polish Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz and German Economy and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier in Berlin on Monday signed a joint declaration on an industrial strategy that should be adapted to the challenges of global competition.</p>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 20:50:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews declaration was signed at the Polish-German Economic Forum in Berlin boomers: Polish women have the highest rate of second births in the EU<p>Poland has the highest percentage of second births of any EU country, according to Eurostat figures for 2017. </p>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:44:00 +0100NewsLife Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda meets a pregnant woman as report shows the number of women in Poland having a second child is increasing.! Kraków lad to set the pace at Oxford-Cambridge boat race<p>A Polish student at Cambridge University is taking part in the 165th Oxford-Cambridge boat race.</p>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:02:00 +0100SportNewsLifeów’s Natan Węgrzycki-Szymczyk becomes one of a select handful of Poles to compete in the prestigious Oxford-Cambridge boat race. investors sign nearly 48,000 EU co-financed agreements<p>Polish investors have signed 47,616 EU co-financed agreements on the implementation of projects worth a total of PLN 386 billion (EUR 90 billion), Deputy Investment and Development Minister Małgorzata Jarosińska-Jedynak said on Monday.</p>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:36:00 +0100BusinessNews investors sign nearly 48,000 EU co-financed agreements to hell! WWII station from where thousands of Jews were sent to their deaths renovated to house Łódź ghetto monument<p>A railway station used to transport Jews to their deaths during WWII and later turned into a museum has been renovated to house a model of the Łódź ghetto.</p>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:24:00 +0100HistoryNews building was used as an Umschlagplatz, or collection point for Jews who had been corralled inside the Litzmannstadt ghetto during the Germans’ deliberate and systematic murder spree across occupied Europe. Stoch is third best paid ski jumper<p>Poland's ski jumper Kamil Stoch is the third best paid ski jumper in the Ski Jumping World Cup category. Among other Polish jumpers, placed in the top five, are Piotr Żyła and Dawid Kubacki.</p>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:11:00 +0100SportNews Stoch is third best paid ski jumper way to go! Spa town of Nałęczów is new cool of the east<p>For foodies, fine diners and expert epicureans, it is the most enviable reservation in the country: revered for its role on the leading edge of gastronomic trends, not even the hefty price tag has prevented it from becoming the biggest ticket in Poland when it comes to dining with a difference. </p>Sun, 17 Mar 2019 19:18:00 +0100NewsLife in a bottling plant beyond the outskirts of Nałęczów, Water & Wine has helped place the town on the map to a whole new generation of visitors. the son of a miner to the Royal court of Sweden: Fascinating story of world’s most prolific stamp engraver<p>By the time of his death 14 years ago today, Czesław Słania had engraved more stamps and banknotes than any other engraver in history. </p>Sun, 17 Mar 2019 12:52:00 +0100Art & CultureNews the time he died at the age of 84, Czesław Słania had engraved more stamps and banknotes than any other engraver in history. and unbelievable, the ‘Hulk’ returns! Kubica is back on the F1 track at the Australian Grand Prix<p>Formula 1 is back on Sunday, starting with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.</p>Sat, 16 Mar 2019 19:35:00 +0100SportNewsLife story of Kraków’s Robert Kubica is filled with events which have defied the odds, but is also testament to his determination and perseverance. ‘game-changing ball’ is world’s first portable recording studio<p>A Polish start-up has been wowing music industry veterans with the world’s first microphone recording studio. </p>Sat, 16 Mar 2019 14:42:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife ZM-1 mic, from Poznan-based audio recording company Zylia, has 19 microphones in an omnidirectional condenser sphere that sits on a stunted tripod, and can record multiple instruments at the same time. wins 3rd Birkebeinerrennet ski marathon<p>Polish cross-country skier Justyna Kowalczyk on Saturday homed her 3rd victory in the 54-kilometre Birkebeinerrennet ski marathon from Rena to Lillehammer in Norway with 2:51,31.6. Second was Sweden's Britta Johansson Norgren. </p>Sat, 16 Mar 2019 13:05:00 +0100SportNews wins 3rd Birkebeinerrennet ski marathon takes over chairmanship of Community of Democracies<p>On March 16, Poland takes over the chairmanship of the intergovernmental Community of Democracies (CoD), of which it is one of the founding members. </p>Sat, 16 Mar 2019 12:10:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews takes over chairmanship of Community of Democracies named ‘Bear’ takes sick children on virtual trip to the zoo<p>Special robots — a type of tablet on wheels — will enable sick children to visit the zoo in Poznań as part of an initiative by an animal charity. According to its creators, the programme is unique in Europe. </p>Sat, 16 Mar 2019 11:52:00 +0100ScienceNewsLife ‘Children’s Bear’ is a tablet on wheels which takes the children around the zoo letting them see the animals. businesses may take over German firms - minister<p>The government would like Polish businesses to take over the dozens of German companies that are having business succession problems, Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz told PAP on Friday.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 21:12:00 +0100BusinessNews businesses may take over German firms - minister workers essential for business and single market, say delegates at European Mobility Congress in Kraków<p>Experts, officials and trade union representatives gathered in Kraków this week for the Sixth European Mobility Congress, Europe’s largest annual event on the posting of workers.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 19:00:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews, officials and trade union representatives gathered in Kraków at the Sixth European Mobility Congress, Europe’s largest annual event on the posting of workers. passes laws on UK citizens' rights post-Brexit<p>Poland's Sejm (lower house) passed a government bill on Friday concerning the principles of residency in Poland for UK citizens in the event of a no-deal Brexit. A separate law was passed safeguarding Polish clients of UK financial institutions in such a scenario.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:28:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews passes laws on UK citizens' rights post-Brexit HICP inflation at 1.3 pct y/y in February - Eurostat<p>Poland's Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) grew to 1.3 percent year-on-year in February 2019 from the the 0.7 pct reading in January, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:24:00 +0100BusinessNews HICP inflation at 1.3 pct y/y in February - Eurostat engineering company gets TWO new contracts for work on x-ray telescope aimed at revealing how galaxies are formed<p>Space engineering company SENER has signed a new contract with the European Space Agency (ESA), to produce two instruments for the ATHENA space mission.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:37:00 +0100BusinessScienceNews the 12-meter x-ray telescope equipped with a high resolution X-ray Integral Field Unit and Wide Field Imager, researchers hope to find out how galaxies are formed, how black holes are enlarged and the impact they have on the space around them.'There's Never Been So Much Interest in Poland' Daniel Tilles<p>In this latest episode of #heartofpoland our host, Patrick Ney, sat down with Daniel Tilles from the @NotesfromPoland blog to talk about his life in Poland. Daniel talks about the explosion of interest in Poland in recent years and his life as an Assistant Professor of History at the Pedagogical University of Krakow.</p><p><br></p><p>- How does Daniel deal with online criticism?</p><p>- How did he come to learn Polish?</p><p>- What is unique about Poland?</p><p>- How is Poland perceived globally and how should it promote itself?</p><p>- Does Poland talk too much about its history?</p><p><br></p><p>Daniel talks to us about this and more. Liked this interview? Share and send it on. Subscribe to our channel.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:56:00 +0100Heart of Poland'There's Never Been So Much Interest in Poland' Daniel Tilles offers Warsaw permanent military presence<p>Washington has proposed Warsaw a deal providing for a permanent presence of US armed forces in Poland, Friday's Rzeczpospolita daily reported.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:34:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews to the Rzeczpospolita newspaper, Deputy Head of Defence Kathryn Wheelbager said Washington had presented Poland with what it considered a very serious, solid offer and that this week the two sides would work together to finalise the details. tennis ace Hubert Hurkacz to take on Federer in ATP quarter finals - but who is Hubert?<p>Young tennis pro Hubert Hurkacz is looking to upset Rodger Federer at the ATP Indian Wells Masters in America today.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:33:00 +0100SportNews most impressive win at the Indian Masters so far was his comeback victory over 7th ranked Kei Nishikori of Japan. Nishikori took the first set by 6 games to 4. Hurkacz struck back to level the sets, also winning 6-4 before powering home in the third with a 6-3 victory. will constructively analyse British motion for Brexit delay<p>Poland's Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański declared on Thursday evening that "Poland will constructively analyse the British motion to postpone the UK's departure from the EU, together with its justification."</p>Thu, 14 Mar 2019 21:59:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews will constructively analyse British motion for Brexit delay‘An ordinary man turned superhero!’ New WWII blockbuster tells incredible true story of spy who tried to save Poland<p>It is the end of July 1944 in a stuffy apartment in Warsaw and Home Army commanders are deliberating about whether to launch an open armed rebellion against the loathed German occupiers.</p>Thu, 14 Mar 2019 19:01:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews Nowak Jeziorański, played by Philippe Tłokiński, was an economics student before the war. He then joined the underground resistance and became a messenger, couriering top secret information between Warsaw and London.‘No kidding, children’s song was best part of the Fryderyk awards’, says Dan Wyszogrodzki<p>For the first time in 25 years the gala took place in the city of Katowice, gathering more showbiz guests than ever before.</p>Thu, 14 Mar 2019 17:12:00 +0100Art & CultureDan Session Natalia Kukulska performed the children’s songs so beautifully, the record first got a nomination for a Fryderyk and then the award. that! 'Striking and intimate', photographer's black and whites exhibited at London's prestigious TATE gallery<p>A new exhibition at Tate Britain in London showcases works by Polish photographer Joanna Piotrowska.</p>Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:51:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Piotrowska has made a name for herself with her black and white photographs shot in close-up family environments that make a broader statement about the world we live in. create world’s first 3D BIONIC pancreas<p>The world’s first bionic pancreas with blood vessels has been printed in Poland using a special 3D bio-printer.</p>Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:41:00 +0100ScienceNews the bionic does not present a digestive exocrine function as in a real pancreas, it is assumed that in the future, it may restore insulin production in the body of a diabetic patient.’s experiment with Large Hadron Collider could shed light on invisible dark matter<p>A Polish physicist at the forefront of new research into dark matter, the mysterious substance believed to make up 85 per cent of all matter in the universe, could be on the verge of discovering a fifth force of nature. </p>Thu, 14 Mar 2019 12:46:00 +0100ScienceNews the help of the Large Hadron Collider, Dr. Sebastian Trojanowski and his colleagues hope to observe the mysterious invisible mass thought to be responsible for adding gravity to galaxies and other bodies. may become 'core' of NATO, US regional military presence - FM<p>Poland's plan to become the core of NATO and the US's military presence in the region is realistic, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said in his foreign policy address in the Sejm (lower house) on Thursday.</p>Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:42:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews may become 'core' of NATO, US regional military presence - FM job-seekers in Poland must have return fare<p>Under draft acts authored by the Interior Ministry foreign job-seekers, business start-uppers and students in Poland will have to have from PLN 200 to 2.500 (EUR 47 - 581) for their return trip or transit to a third country.</p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 19:01:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife job-seekers in Poland must have return fare president invites world leaders to WWII outbreak anniversary<p>President Andrzej Duda has issued invitations to leaders of EU, NATO and the Eastern Partnership countries, and the UN secretary general, to attend the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II on September 1, Duda's aide Krzysztof Szczerski told PAP.</p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:23:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews president invites world leaders to WWII outbreak anniversary's industrial production up in January - Eurostat<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 6.1 percent year on year in January 2019, after growth of 2.8 percent in December 2018, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:41:00 +0100BusinessNews's industrial production up in January - Eurostat students win FIVE awards for their ‘Mars colonisation’ flight project<p>Students from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology have had a winning streak with their remote-controlled aircraft designs.</p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:56:00 +0100ScienceNews team calling themselves JetStream were awarded five medals at the SAE Aero Design East 2019 model aviation construction competition in the USA for, among other things, designing light aircraft to carry heavy loads on Mars. architects install stunning ‘levitating theatre’ in grounds of Polish manor house<p>A London-based design studio run by two architecture students has built a “levitating theatre” in the grounds of a Polish manor house.</p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:42:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife in shape and covered with dark floorboards, the stage is nestled between trees in the manor’s grounds. Without the walls of a traditional theatre, the stage draws in the audience and the surrounding natural surroundings. history of Uprising plaques scattered across Warsaw and of the man who designed them<p>There are more than 200 of them and each bears the words: “A place sanctified by the blood of Poles killed for the freedom of their homeland”.</p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:02:00 +0100HistoryNewsLife colloquially as the Tchorek plaques after the artist who designed them, they mark the places in and around Warsaw where predominantly Poles, but also Jews and Soviet prisoners of war, were shot, hanged or burned by the Germans during the brutal occupation of the city in World War II. Group debates Russia, defence budget<p>Russian threats to NATO and defence spending dominated Tuesday talks between the presidents of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.</p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:34:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Group debates Russia, defence budget firms boost Poland's innovation level<p>Poland's innovation level is improving faster thanks to increasing numbers of fast-growing innovative companies, the Entrepreneurship and Technology Ministry quoted Deputy Minister Marek Niedużak as saying at the opening of Startup Games Warsaw on Tuesday. </p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:58:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews firms boost Poland's innovation level the ‘Indiana Jones’ award goes to… Poland sweeps up at international adventurers’ event<p>Polish explorers and adventurers have scooped up a host of awards at the &nbsp;prestigious international Kolosy ceremony in Gdynia.</p>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 19:58:00 +0100SportNewsLife explorers and adventurers scoop up a host of awards at the prestigious international Kolosy ceremony in Gdynia. WWII general's plane returns from Canada to Poland<p>The plane, used by Chief Commander of the Polish Armed Forces in 1943-44, General Kazimierz Sosnkowski, was transported from Canada to Poland. After World War II the aircraft was operated by a Canadian airline and later was placed in a museum.</p>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 19:28:00 +0100HistoryNews WWII general's plane returns from Canada to Poland jets GROUNDED and BANNED from Polish airspace following Ethiopia disaster<p>Poland has said that it will close its airspace to Boeing’s ill-fated aircraft after one of its planes crashed in Ethiopia killing everyone on board.</p>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 19:07:00 +0100BusinessNews decision to ban the aircraft had been taken on the basis of consultations with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Eurocontrol. was 20 years ago today… Poland marks two decades of NATO membership<p>As NATO celebrates its 70th birthday, Poland is marking twenty years since it joined the Alliance in 1999 – while remaining responsive to new security challenges in the region and beyond.</p>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:31:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews its foreign policy subordinated to Moscow after WWII, it was only after the fall of communism in Europe that Poland was able to join. grow faster than imports for first time since May 2018 - min<p>In January this year Polish exports grew faster than imports for the first time since May 2018, Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz said on Tuesday commenting data released earlier by the Central Statistical Office (GUS). </p>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:49:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews grow faster than imports for first time since May 2018 - min of the net! Poland to host U-20s World Cup<p>Poland is set to host its first FIFA World Cup tournament - for under 20s.</p>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:05:00 +0100SportNewsLife! Poland wins draw to host U-20s World Cup and Grzywek, a Polish bison (pictured), will be it’s official mascot. FIFA Chief Commercial Officer, Philippe Le Floc’h, said: “Grzywek represents determination but also fun and enjoyment, all the core values of the FIFA U-20 World Cup.” to celebrate 20th anniversary of NATO enlargement in Prague<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday will meet with his Czech, Slovakian and Hungarian counterparts, Milosz Zeman, Andrej Kiska and Janos Ader, in Prague and attend celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the enlargement of NATO.</p>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews to celebrate 20th anniversary of NATO enlargement in Prague has not lost a single euro in EU's 2007-13 budget - minister<p>We have not lost a single euro of the 2007-2013 EU budget, Polish Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński said on Monday, adding that many countries including Germany, the UK, Spain and Italy had to repay several hundred million euros to Brussels.</p>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 20:47:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews has not lost a single euro in EU's 2007-13 budget - minister riders jump high and score high in Cavaliada Tour show jumping<p>Two Polish riders triumphed on the last leg of the Cavaliada Tour, the biggest equestrian series in Central Europe. The success of Wojciech Wojcianiec and Jarosław Skrzyczyński means that they both advance to the FEI Jumping World Cup Finals in Gothenburg, and earned them their first qualifying points for the Tokyo Olympics.</p>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:19:00 +0100SportNews Wojcianiec on his horse Naccord Melloni during the Warsaw Grand Prix Warsaw. for Foreigners publishes Brexit-information brochure<p>Poland's Office for Foreigners (UdSC) has prepared an information brochure presenting possible Brexit scenarios, and rules of stay for British citizens in Poland after March 29, that are based upon those scenarios.</p>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 17:13:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewsLife for Foreigners publishes Brexit-information brochure longer the Promised Land: new employment figures show the number of Ukrainians moving to Poland has stabilised<p>The number of Ukrainians entering the Polish labour market appears to have levelled off after years of growth owing to one of the largest peace-time migrations in Europe since the end of the Second World War.</p>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 16:39:00 +0100BusinessNews years of growth the number of Ukrainians looking for work in Poland appears to be tailing off., Chinese chemicals groups sign cooperation deal<p>PCC Rokita and Shandong Shida Shenghua, Polish and Chinese chemicals groups, respectively, signed a contract to launch preparations for investments in the production and sale of organic carbonates in Europe, the Polish firm said in a statement on Monday. </p>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:44:00 +0100BusinessNews, Chinese chemicals groups sign cooperation deal determined to rescue Brexit deal - Dep FM<p>Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański has said in London that Poland is determined to "rescue the agreement" concerning Brexit, warning that otherwise there would be "toxic" mutual blaming for the unsuccessful negotiations.</p>Sun, 10 Mar 2019 19:49:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews determined to rescue Brexit deal - Dep FM Poles among dead in Ethiopian plane crash - MFA<p>Two Poles were among the victims of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.</p>Sun, 10 Mar 2019 18:56:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Poles among dead in Ethiopian plane crash - MFA to let off steam: expert claims Poland’s geothermal capacity equals that of its coal reserves<p>The amount of energy in Polish geothermal resources – water in hot rocks – is equivalent to the energy capacity of national reserves of black and brown coal, according to the president of the Saint Queen Jadwiga Sustainable Development – Geothermic in Poland association, Dr Marek Kaźmierczak<strong>.</strong></p>Sun, 10 Mar 2019 18:48:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews energy could replace King Coal as the country’s main energy resource. on Beethoven: Warsaw gears up for major festival celebrating the music of the famed composer<p>The 23rd Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival kicks off on April 7 in Warsaw under the slogan with 'Beethoven and the romantic song'.</p>Sun, 10 Mar 2019 15:40:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Beethoven to the capital. The festival will encompass over 30 concerts. Air Force, RAF to mark Great Escape anniversary<p>The Polish Air Force and Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) in Żagań, west Poland, will mark the March 24-falling 75th anniversary of the World War II mass escape of Allied pilots from a German POW camp in the area.</p>Sun, 10 Mar 2019 15:08:00 +0100HistoryNews Air Force, RAF to mark Great Escape anniversary warp: pioneering Polish physicist paves the way for time crystals<p>The pioneering research into the futuristic subject of time crystals by a professor from Kraków’s Jagiellonian University will be taken a step further by team from an Australian university.</p>Sun, 10 Mar 2019 11:17:00 +0100ScienceNews could be built in the domain of time rather than space, according to Sacha. places fourth in World Cup ski jumping men's team tournament in Oslo<p>Poland placed fourth in the Raw Air World Cup men's ski jumping team tournament in Oslo on Saturday after the second series was called off due to very bad weather conditions. Norway placed first.</p>Sat, 09 Mar 2019 18:20:00 +0100SportNews places fourth in World Cup ski jumping men's team tournament in Oslo for a gong: Zanussi picks up lifetime achievement award<p>Polish director and screenwriter Krzysztof Zanussi has been given the Polish Orzeł (the Eagle) Film Award for his lifetime’s achievement in the world of film. The decision to recognise the work of the famed director was announced by actor Janusz Gajos, who picked up same award in 2016, at a press conference.</p>Sat, 09 Mar 2019 17:59:00 +0100Art & CultureNews of the pillars of Polish film industry since the 1960s, the lifetime’s achievement award recognises Zanussi’s outstanding contribution to film. comes the sun: the future looks bright for solar energy in Poland<p>Last year saw a boom in the solar-panel market with over 50,000 Poles installing them on their roofs as people looked for alternative and greener sources of energy.</p>Sat, 09 Mar 2019 14:52:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife future. Solar farms are set to grow in Poland, along with the number of solar panels on domestic buildings. driver and his German partner win Dubai International Baja 2019<p>Polish driver Jakub Przygoński with his co-driver Timo Gottschalk of Germany won the Dubai International Baja 2019 rally, which ended on Saturday.</p>Sat, 09 Mar 2019 14:14:00 +0100SportNews driver and his German partner win Dubai International Baja 2019 edge: the women at the forefront of Poland’s gastronomic revolution<p>Though traditionally seen as a male dominated environment, women have played a crucial role in the development of Poland’s food and beverage industry. From the early 90s, figures such as Magda Gessler and Agnieszka Kręglicka pushed the country’s nascent restaurant scene forward and their contribution remains as relevant today as it did back then. But beyond these household names, a new wave of women have found themselves on the frontline of Poland’s gastronomic shift. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, TFN tracks down a few of those that have made a difference.</p>Sat, 09 Mar 2019 09:56:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife long the food and drink industry was a male-dominated game, but now women are coming to the fore and making their own indelible mark. charity raises over EUR 40 million for children's hospitals<p>The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP) raised nearly PLN 176 mln (EUR 40.7 mln) during its 27th nation-wide Grand Finale for purchases of medical equipment for children's hospital, WOŚP leader Jerzy Owsiak said on Friday.</p>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:43:00 +0100NewsLife charity raises over EUR 40 million for children's hospitals song named as girls get ready to set Eurovision on fire<p>Singing quartet Tulia who were picked to represent Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be performing their song Pali Sie (Fire of Love).</p>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:03:00 +0100Art & CultureNews band formed in 2017 consists of Joanna Sinkiewicz, Patrycja Nowicka, Dominika Siepka and Tulia Biczak (from whom the band takes its name). Ten! TFN lists their favourite women<p>So, in alphabetical order we have:</p>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:55:00 +0100NewsLife an easy choice as all of the women we have written about are amazing. But here’s our final selection. Poland One Gig at a Time: Aleksander Milwiw-Baron<p>Growing up the son of a famous saxofonist has certainly not hurt Aleksander Milwiw-Baron, known simply by his surname, Baron. His rock band Afromental has been on the Polish music scene for years but he's catapulted to national fame in the top music programme 'Voice of Poland.' Find out how Baron went from listening to Charles Parker and Miles Davies to dreaming of being Slash in Guns n' Roses and how he finally met his childhood hero. Which song is Baron proudest of? How fame sent his ego skyrocketing. What keeps him humble? Our host @paddyney spoke to Baron about all this and more.</p><p>Liked this episode? Share it and send it on.</p>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:10:00 +0100Heart of Poland Poland One Gig at a Time: Aleksander Milwiw-Baron's wreath placed at Warsaw University to mark 1968 protests<p>A wreath from Polish President Andrzej Duda was placed at a commemorative plaque near the entrance to the University of Warsaw's main campus on Friday to mark the 1968 student protests that triggered an anti-Semitic campaign by the then communist government.</p>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:18:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews's wreath placed at Warsaw University to mark 1968 protests countries to create international Smart Cities team<p>Representatives of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland (the Visegrad Group, V4) have signed an agreement on cooperation in the introduction of the Smart Cities concept, Poland's Ministry of Investment and Development announced on Thursday. </p>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 12:36:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews countries to create international Smart Cities team chief and Duda meet as Poland prepares to mark two decades of alliance membership<p>The secretary general of Nato met President Andrzej Duda on Thursday night at the start on an official visit to mark the 20th-anniversary of Poland’s membership of the alliance.</p>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 12:09:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews meeting between the president and Jens Stoltenberg touched on a number of issues including Syria, the Black Sea region and the apparent violation by Russia of the INF Treaty on medium-ranged, land based nuclear missiles. diary of SS officer kept hidden for decades by secretive masonic lodge reveals ELEVEN locations of hidden treasure in Poland<p>The wartime diary of an SS officer which identifies eleven locations of WWII treasure hidden across Silesia in the last months of the war to hide it from the advancing Red Army has surfaced in Poland.</p>Thu, 07 Mar 2019 17:47:00 +0100HistoryNews diary belonged to SS standartenführer Egon Ollenhauer, a key figure in events that are still shrouded in mystery. diamond rediscovered: Extraordinary long-lost film scores by Andrzej Korzyński brought back to life in new release<p>Although he composed over two hundred film scores, most of them for foreign movies, little of his music was available on records even in Poland. Until now. Recently discovered recordings have been discovered in what was East Germany.</p>Thu, 07 Mar 2019 16:27:00 +0100Art & CultureDan Session he composed over two hundred film scores, most of them for foreign movies, little of his music was available on records even in Poland. Forum discusses influences of Brexit<p>The influence of Brexit on the future of the EU and its effects on Polish-British cooperation were the topics of discussion at the 3rd Belvedere Forum held at Warsaw's Royal Castle on Thursday.</p>Thu, 07 Mar 2019 16:09:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Forum discusses influences of Brexit Polish history films in production phase - culture minister<p>Polish Culture Minister Piotr Gliński told the public TV broadcaster TVP Info on Thursday that the history of Poland is being told in various ways in around 40 historical films, currently in production.</p>Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:49:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Polish history films in production phase - culture minister the valley to the forest: The man from Wales who has devoted his life to studying wolves in Poland<p>For Welsh biologist Tom Diserens, Poland’s Białowieża Forest is Europe’s Serengeti and Great Barrier Reef in one.</p>Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:32:00 +0100ScienceNewsLife Diserens left Wales to discover his Polish roots and now studies wolves in Poland’s Białowieża Forest. to adopt plan for 5G soon – Polish minister<p>A plan for the implementation of 5G technology is practically finished and it should be adopted by the government in the form of a resolution soon, Minister of Digital Affairs Marek Zagórski told PAP.</p>Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusiness to adopt plan for 5G soon – Polish minister’s a trucking girl in a Barbie world: Female truck driver with over 250k YouTube fans becomes new face of Barbie Shero collection<p>A female truck driver is set to become a role model for thousands of young girls after being turned into a Barbie doll.</p>Wed, 06 Mar 2019 17:51:00 +0100NewsLife Iwona Blecharczyk from Podkarpacie was chosen for the Shero Barbie campaign for proving that “women can fulfil themselves in difficult professions.” Power! Polish women soar to 8th place in global employment ranking<p>Poland has advanced to 8th place in the PwC Women in Work Index which compares the condition of women in the labour market and their impact on the economy in the 33 OECD countries.</p>Wed, 06 Mar 2019 15:56:00 +0100BusinessNews continuous to be statistically successful for having one of the best job markets for women in the EU, due to the second lowest gender pay gap (after Luxembourg), which is estimated at only 5 percent. up! PM turns on Fat Cat companies which ‘avoid’ paying taxes<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki says large international companies making huge profits in Poland, especially in the IT sector such as Facebook, Google and Apple should be paying more taxes in the countries where they are running their businesses.</p>Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:47:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusiness PM said that something along the lines of a digital tax should be introduced, adding that such a solution would best be implemented at the EU level.ńsk Shipyard signs contract with Finnish firm Konecranes<p>Poland's Gdańsk Shipyard on Wednesday signed a contract with the Finnish crane maker Konecranes under which the Polish company will produce cranes for the European and North American markets, PAP was told by an Industrial Development Agency (ARP) official.</p>Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:12:00 +0100BusinessNewsńsk Shipyard signs contract with Finnish firm Konecranes’s the Flintstones! Archaeologists find 60,000-year-old Neanderthal workshop with 17,000 flint objects<p>A flint workshop belonging to Neanderthals has been discovered in southern Poland.</p>Wed, 06 Mar 2019 13:47:00 +0100ScienceHistoryNewsLife archaeologists found a huge number of objects made out of flint – perhaps 17,000 – which they believe to have been left there 60,000 years ago by Neanderthals. ambassador remembers Polish and American hero Gen. Pułaski<p>US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that today we celebrate the 274th anniversary of the birth of Polish and American hero Kazimierz Pułaski.</p>Wed, 06 Mar 2019 12:58:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory ambassador remembers Polish and American hero Gen. Pułaski youth orchestra to play Gorzów Philharmonic<p>The Polish-German Youth Symphony Orchestra will give a concert in the Gorzów Philharmonic, western Poland, on Saturday as part of the Odra River Music Days Festival, the philharmonic's spokesperson Urszula Śliwińska has announced.</p>Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:55:00 +0100Art & CultureNews youth orchestra to play Gorzów Philharmonic among countries best prepared for no-deal Brexit - Dep. FM<p>Poland is one of the three or four countries best prepared when it comes to limiting the costs of a no-deal Brexit, Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański said on Tuesday, adding that March might see a breakthrough in the deadlock in the UK parliament.</p>Tue, 05 Mar 2019 20:53:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews among countries best prepared for no-deal Brexit - Dep. FM high! Meet the Warsaw ‘club’ taking remote controlled aircraft to new heights<p>To find the workshop of one of the country’s most successful engineering teams one has to go through a maze of countless staircases and corridors of the Power and Aeronautical Engineering faculty, to end up in a dark concrete basement, which remembers the communist times very well, as indicated by the outdated décor and furniture that has long outlived its date of use.</p>Tue, 05 Mar 2019 18:35:00 +0100ScienceNews the basement of one of the Warsaw University of Technology buildings lies the workshop of the SAE Aero Design Warsaw club and the birthplace of their award winning unmanned aircrafts. equals Pizarro for highest number of career goals, but who will reign supreme?<p>Football champ Robert Lewandowski has proved his star quality once again by equalling the Bundesliga record for scoring the highest number of career goals by a foreign player.</p>Tue, 05 Mar 2019 16:18:00 +0100SportNews looks set to overtake Pizarro in the record goal-scoring stakes following his brace on Saturday’s game. sales rise 4.7 pct y/y in January - Eurostat<p>Polish retail sales grew by 4.7 percent year on year in January 2019 after a 4.9 percent increase in December 2018. Month on month, retail sales went up by 0.6 percent, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:02:00 +0100BusinessNews sales rise 4.7 pct y/y in January - Eurostat fan seeks to ‘educate the world’ with his incredible collection of over 5,000 interwar classic hits<p>With its modest title and archival appearance, is a website which might, at first, appear unremarkable.</p>Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:43:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews in the depths of search engines and databases, the website is the kind of place you would only find if you already knew what you were looking for. accidents proof of need to by fifth-generation fighters - aide<p>The accidents of MiG-29 planes are dramatic evidence of the correct activities undertaken by the Polish Ministry of Defence with the aim of buying fifth-generation fighters, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, Michał Dworczyk, stated on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Mar 2019 11:24:00 +0100News accidents proof of need to by fifth-generation fighters - aide replies to French counterpart's letter over Holocaust conference<p>Polish Deputy Prime Minister, Science and Higher Education Minister Jarosław Gowin replied on Monday to a letter sent on Friday by his French counterpart, Frederique Vidal, concerning "anti-Semitic interferences" at a Paris conference on the Holocaust.</p>Mon, 04 Mar 2019 20:17:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews replies to French counterpart's letter over Holocaust conference Agency initiates space agency business incubator<p>Three consortiums, working under Poland's Industrial Development Agency (ARP), signed an agreement on Monday, aimed at establishing the first business incubator for the European Space Agency in Central Europe.</p>Mon, 04 Mar 2019 18:12:00 +0100BusinessNews Agency initiates space agency business incubator’s a stairway to SEVEN as Poland storms into first place with seven medals at athletics championships<p>Poland have stormed their way into first place with a stunning seven medals during the European Athletics Indoor Championship.</p>Mon, 04 Mar 2019 17:20:00 +0100SportNews dream team of Anna Kiełbasińska, Iga Baumgart-Witan, Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik and Justyna Święty-Ersetic dominated the 4x400m women’s relay.! Sixteen hopefuls through to finals of Tree of the Year awards<p>The oldest is more than 600 years old, the highest measures over 26 metres and the widest canopy stretches almost 9 metres.</p>Mon, 04 Mar 2019 15:49:00 +0100NewsLife Jankowicki is a unique tree specimen. Estimated to be around 300 years old, this tree is a kind of phenomenon among hornbeams, which rarely live so long. It grows in the forest on the outskirts of the village of Jankowice, founded in 1260 by the Cistercians, and whose name comes from the name of its mythical founder, knight Janik. 50 pct of Poles to take part in European elections - poll<p>In all, 52 percent of Poles have declared in a CBOS survey that they will take part in the forthcoming elections to the European Parliament (EP) in May.</p>Mon, 04 Mar 2019 15:07:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews 50 pct of Poles to take part in European elections - poll train hunter strikes GOLD with discovery of priceless 500-year-old renaissance wall art<p>A Polish explorer who spent years hunting for a Nazi gold train has finally struck gold following the discovery of 24 priceless renaissance wall portraits dating back 500 years.</p>Mon, 04 Mar 2019 14:22:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLife proud! Piotr Koper failed to find a gold train packed with looted art but is laughing now after his discovery of 24 priceless 500-year-old wall portraits. praises Polish e-sport at industry event<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Sunday expressed praise for Poland's successes in e-sport while talking to participants and organisers of the Intel Extreme Masters event in the southern city of Katowice on Sunday.</p>Sun, 03 Mar 2019 20:45:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews praises Polish e-sport at industry event Depths: the photographer exploring the planet’s forbidden secrets<p>It’s raining, dark and slippery. One false move, a misstep or suchlike, will take Natalia plunging eight floors onto the pavement down below. The stakes are high, and the consequences potentially fatal, but for Natalia, the reward outweighs the risk – inching her way around a conical roof slicked in rainwater, a fire escape on the other side will take her inside her target: an auction house that’s sat abandoned since 1937. This is her grail.</p>Sun, 03 Mar 2019 17:29:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife her adventures on her blog, Dead Inside, Natalia’s images reveal secret worlds that have been trapped in time. praises athletes' golden performance<p><span lang="EN-US">Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, took to Twitter to lavish praise on the country’s athletes for their stellar performance at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow.</span></p>Sun, 03 Mar 2019 17:11:00 +0100SportNews for Paweł Wojciechowski (R) and silver for Piotr Lisek in the pole vault. Poles recognised by National Geographic as Adventurers of the Year<p>National Geographic, the oldest and most prestigious travel magazine in the world, has honoured Andrzej Bargiel, Adam Bielecki and Denis Urubko with the 2019 Adventurers of the Year title.</p>Sun, 03 Mar 2019 14:48:00 +0100SportNews comes down has to go up first. Bargiel makes his way up the mountain. e-tailer footwear seller walks over European rivals as it marches into the future<p>Inside the futuristic stores patrons will find digital screens, foot scanners and comfortable furniture but all the shoes are in the stockroom.</p>Sun, 03 Mar 2019 11:21:00 +0100BusinessNews a step into the future. Scanners at the e-obuwie shop measure a customer’s feet. photos that capture 100 years of Poland's independence highlight fascinating new history book<p>An album of photos from the archives of the Polish Telegraphic Agency, Polish Press Agency (PAP), and Central Photographic Agency has been published by PAP to mark Poland’s centenary of regaining independence.</p>Sat, 02 Mar 2019 17:35:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews in flames. Just one of the dramatic images found in the new album.'s Common Agricultural Policy must be continued, expanded - PM<p>The EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is one of the key elements of Polish national politics, and should not only be continued, but expanded, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday at the European Agriculture Forum in Jasionka in south-eastern Poland.</p>Sat, 02 Mar 2019 16:23:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews's Common Agricultural Policy must be continued, expanded - PM marks Cursed Soldiers National Remembrance Day<p>High state officials, including the president and prime minister, commemorated Poland's Cursed Soldiers anti-communist underground in Friday observances marking Cursed Soldiers National Remembrance Day (Mar. 1). Commemorations of the Cursed Soldiers took place countrywide.</p>Sat, 02 Mar 2019 15:40:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews marks Cursed Soldiers National Remembrance Day ‘female Lewandowski’ expected to lead from the front for Poland in international tournament<p>A Polish football player dubbed the ‘female Lewadowski’ after becoming a star performer for her German club is fronting the Polish challenge in an international tournament.</p>Sat, 02 Mar 2019 15:17:00 +0100SportNews for goal. Pajor is major star in Germany’s women’s game. to scoot: electric scooters gear up to invade streets and pavements across the country<p>Talk to the protagonists and they will tell you that Poland’s cities are about to witness a two-wheeled transport revolution driven by the whine of an electric motor. Electric scooters, be they foot powered or moped like, have already started to appear in the country’s major towns, and soon, some say, they will become a common sight.</p>Sat, 02 Mar 2019 12:22:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife scooters are set to become an increasingly common sight in Poland. done, boys! Kubacki and Stoch get silver AND gold!<p>Dawid Kubacki won gold at men's normal hill competition in the Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld, Austria, on Friday.</p>Sat, 02 Mar 2019 09:13:00 +0100SportNews glory. Stoch and Kubacki celebrate their achievements. of Horrors! After WWII, officers from Stalin’s dreaded NKVD turned this villa into a torture hell for resistance fighters<p>For many Polish soldiers, the end of the war with Germany in 1945 did not mean the end of their fight.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 19:35:00 +0100HistoryLife house that hell built! It was here that in January 1945 the Stalinist NKVD set up a torture centre where members of the continuing Polish resistance were imprisoned and interrogated. From February to October 1945, it is estimated that over a thousand people were imprisoned and many were later executed. or Unbreakable? The Anti-Communist Resistance in Poland: Special Episode<p>To mark the official ceremonies around the National Day of Remembrance for the Cursed Soldiers, our host @paddyney takes viewers on a special journey back in time to a world in which WWII DOESN’T end in 1945. What follows is a bloody guerrilla battle between Poland’s Home Army and the Communist authorities determined to stamp out democracy in Stalin’s new empire. In this episode find out why the Polish Home Army continued to fight against communism, discover the horrific conditions in which Resistance fighters were tortured, interrogated and murdered by communists, and visit the Museum in Warsaw dedicated to remembering political prisoners under communism.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 17:56:00 +0100HistoryNewsHeart of Poland of Poland gather for Bucharest Nine Summit<p>As NATO prepares to celebrate its 70th birthday, leaders of Poland and eight other countries in the region met in Slovakia yesterday for a summit of the Bucharest Nine.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 17:03:00 +0100News & Politics B9, which meets quarterly, brought together nine countries in Central and Eastern Europe: Poland, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.’s going on?!?<p>I’ve been reading Jazz Forum magazine’s readers’ poll, and while I agree with some of their choices, I disagree with many more. Indeed, it reminds me of the line that separates the “old timers” from the new forces in Polish jazz.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 15:22:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsDan Session Marcin Wasilewski Trio – winning the album of the year category with their exhilarating 'Live' recording for ECM – is definitely one of the best jazz groups in the world now, and in the very competitive jazz trio format has few rivals. proves testing for Kubica and Russell as both end up second from LAST in trials<p>The final day of the Formula 1 pre-season testing is underway and Robert Kubica is once again behind the wheel of the ROKiT Williams Racing’s FW42 car.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:04:00 +0100SportNews Kubica and George Russell compare ideas in Catalonia where they are testing the ROKiT Williams Racing’s FW42 car ahead of the Australian Grand Prix on March 17th. marks Cursed Soldiers National Remembrance Day<p>A ceremonial roll call at the at the Pantheon of the Independence Underground Soldiers in Warsaw's Powązki Cemetery inaugurated nation-wide commemorations of the Cursed Soldiers National Remembrance Day observed on March 1.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 13:10:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews marks Cursed Soldiers National Remembrance Day they stay or will they go? Registering stay before Brexit will make life easier, immigration authorities tell Brits<p>Poland’s Office for Foreigners’ Affairs (Urząd do Spraw Cudzoziemców, UdSC) has encouraged UK citizens to formally register their stay in Poland as it will facilitate their efforts to stay legally in the country in the event of a no-deal Brexit.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 12:46:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews they stay or will they go? With uncertainty looming for thousands of Brits living in Poland, the government has drawn up new regulations to make it easier for them to stay if the UK leaves the EU. proposals are investments not costs - Polish PM<p>All retirees will receive support from the Retirement Plus programme every year from 2019, including disability claimants, and income tax will be waived for all workers under 26, apart from those who are self-employed, PM Mateusz Morawiecki has told PAP.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 12:08:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews proposals are investments not costs - Polish PM of agri-food products rose to EUR 29.3 bln in 2018<p>The value of agri-food exports in 2018 reached an unprecedented level of EUR 29.3 bln, which was 5.5 percent higher than in 2017, the National Support Centre for Agricultural (KOWR) announced.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 09:42:00 +0100BusinessNews of agri-food products rose to EUR 29.3 bln in 2018 control to major… NASA’s Insight mission runs into trouble after hammering Mole fails to receive orders<p>NASA’s Insight mission on Mars has encountered its first problem, with a command from Ground Control failing to reach its Martian-based robot.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:10:00 +0100ScienceNews’s Insight Mission will shed light on how warm and geologically active Mars still is, study its reflexes as it whips about in its orbit around the sun, and provide essential clues on the evolution of the rocky planets of our solar system.’s Fat Thursday and time to go nuts for donuts. But DONUT eat too many!<p>The earliest customers, I’m told, started lining up outside the door at four in the morning, principally to avoid a queue that will most likely eventually stretch out to become the longest one in Warsaw recorded on this day.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:09:00 +0100NewsLife from the practice of feasting on the last Thursday before Lent, while the religious aspect may have been diluted, the mania for doughnuts has not subsided. Seen as the traditional food on which to binge, approximately 100 million doughnuts stand to be consumed on the tastiest day in the Polish calendar. oldie! After centuries of identity crisis, Złoty is named Poland’s official currency<p>One hundred years ago today the Złoty returned from exile to be named the official currency of Poland – although it would take another five before it actually came into being.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:34:00 +0100BusinessHistoryLife February 28th, 1919, it was officially announced that the Złoty would be Poland’s future currency. The decision was realized five years later on 28th April, 1924, by PM Władysław Grabski (pictured). must remember the Huta Pieniacka murder victims - PM<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Thursday that Poland owes remembrance to Poles who were murdered in Huta Pieniacka (today western Ukraine) by Ukrainians from the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), a Nazi SS division and other barbaric units.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:50:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews must remember the Huta Pieniacka murder victims - PM Museum in Katowice to cooperate with British Computing Museum<p>Established over six years ago, the Museum of Computer and Information Technology in Katowice, southern Poland, plans to cooperate with the prestigious National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, located close to London.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:14:00 +0100Art & CultureScienceNews Museum in Katowice to cooperate with British Computing Museum to offer incentives for issuers, investors in new strategy<p>Poland will offer tax incentives for issuers and investors, improve the operation of tax administration and supervision bodies and simplify regulations under the country's new Capital Market Development Strategy published by the Finance Ministry on Thursday.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:38:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews to offer incentives for issuers, investors in new strategy's GDP up 4.9 pct y/y in 4th quarter - stats office<p>The Polish economy grew by 4.9 percent year on year in the fourth quarter of 2018, in line with an earlier flash estimate, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:40:00 +0100BusinessNews's GDP up 4.9 pct y/y in 4th quarter - stats office Trupa Trupa! Gdańsk band sign to ‘Nirvana label’ Sub Pop, but fame is the last thing on their minds<p>You may never have heard of them, and they’d probably like that.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:48:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsńsk indie band Trupa Trupa are about to hit the big time after being signed to Sound Pop – the label that brought the world Nirvana. deal Brexit should be avoided at all cost - Polish FM<p>From Poland's perspective, the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union with no deal reached should be avoided at all cost, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on private radio on Thursday.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:14:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews deal Brexit should be avoided at all cost - Polish FM by myself! Orlen leading the way as ONLY company in CEE to be ranked one of world’s most ethical<p>Polish oil firm PKN Orlen has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, as the only company from Central and Eastern Europe.</p>Wed, 27 Feb 2019 17:35:00 +0100BusinessNews one of the most ethical companies in the world, Orlen was the only CEE country to make it on to the list. museum launches film comp to document connection 9 million descendants of Polish Jews around the world have to Poland today<p>The tragic harvest that Germany’s Holocaust against the Jews reaped on its victims is well known.</p>Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:20:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLife centuries, Poland was home to the largest and most significant Jewish community in the world, and it was a principal center of Jewish culture thanks to a long period of religious tolerance and social autonomy. By 1939 it was the largest Jewish community in Europe. can play key role in Europe - French minister<p>Poland can play a key role in mapping out Europe's future, French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told the Polish daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:26:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews can play key role in Europe - French minister sports minister to run for WADA chair<p>Polish Minister of Sport and Tourism Witold Bańka will be the European candidate for head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Council of Europe decided on Wednesday in Strasbourg.</p>Wed, 27 Feb 2019 12:02:00 +0100SportNews sports minister to run for WADA chair Polish Airlines launches new Kraków-Tel Aviv connection<p>LOT Polish Airlines, the flag carrier of Poland, has launched a new connection from Kraków (southern Poland) to Tel Aviv, Israel, Kraków Airport has announced.</p>Wed, 27 Feb 2019 10:04:00 +0100BusinessNews Polish Airlines launches new Kraków-Tel Aviv connection ball of…GOLD! Gdańsk company on a roll as it continues to snaffle up awards<p>A Gdańsk company which has been picking up awards around the world for its campaign to promote an art exhibition has won yet another one.</p>Tue, 26 Feb 2019 17:52:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife campaign which won the category of ‘Excellent Communications Design: Corporate Identity’ shows a huge golden sphere hovering over famous Gdańsk landmarks as well as the Polish coast. from the same song sheet: 92 years ago, 18th century folk song was chosen as national anthem<p>After regaining independence 100 years ago, it would take another nine before Poland got a national anthem.</p>Tue, 26 Feb 2019 15:32:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLife Dąbrowski Mazurka written by Józef Wybicki and named in honour of General Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, was meant to inspire hope for independence. (Pictured: Original handwritten manuscript of the anthem in Wybicki’s handwriting). event of the year<p>Katowice will become the global capital of e-sport. At the turn of February and March there will be the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) 2019, one of the most important e-sports events of the year. This time it will be even more special. For the first time in Poland, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major rank tournament will be played.</p>Tue, 26 Feb 2019 13:41:00 +0100SportPoland NowLife Extreme Masters 2017 Beata bags chief economist slot at EBRD, becoming first woman EVER to hold the job<p>The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has appointed a Pole as its new chief economist.</p>Tue, 26 Feb 2019 13:02:00 +0100BusinessNews Javorcik, who will join the bank on 1 September, will be the first woman to hold the position. Embassy in London starts Brexit information meetings for Poles<p>The Polish Embassy in London launched a series of information meetings on Monday regarding the situation of the Polish community in the UK and the expected consequences of Brexit.</p>Tue, 26 Feb 2019 09:29:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNewsLife Embassy in London starts Brexit information meetings for Poles to celebrate 20th anniversary of joining NATO<p>On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Poland's accession to NATO, the Defence Ministry has announced the official celebration will be held on March 9 and will include 20 picnics at military bases, concerts and meetings with soldiers.</p>Tue, 26 Feb 2019 09:24:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews to celebrate 20th anniversary of joining NATO‘Apps it all about?’ shop chain beats Sunday trading rules with introduction of phone app<p>A small Polish supermarket chain has come up with an innovative solution to get round Poland’s restrictive Sunday trading laws.</p>Mon, 25 Feb 2019 15:34:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife Family recently added to its network by opening an outlet in Konstancin Jeziorna near Warsaw. dunk! Poland heads to basketball World Cup for first time in 52 years after victory over Croatia<p>Poland’s basketball team booked its place at the World Cup for the first time in 52 years with 77-69 victory over Croatia on Friday. The team’s appearance at the World Cup, this year held in China, will also be only the second time Poland has made it to the grand stage.</p>Mon, 25 Feb 2019 13:56:00 +0100SportNews their way to the World Cup. Poland’s men’s basketball team qualifies for the finals for the first time in 52 years. wage to rise by 141 percent in Poland by 2040 - PwC report<p>By 2040, the real wage in Poland will increase by 141 percent. In two decades Polish earnings will reach the equivalent of 71 percent of the average wage in Great Britain, according to a report by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).</p>Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews wage to rise by 141 percent in Poland by 2040 - PwC report joy for Cold War as Oscars go elsewhere<p>Paweł Pawlikowski’s acclaimed film ‘Cold War’ missed out on Oscars’ glory on Sunday, with the movie leaving the awards’ ceremony empty handed.</p>Mon, 25 Feb 2019 09:43:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Oscars. Paweł Pawlikowski, pictured with his wife Małgorzata Bela, had a disappointing night in Hollywood.' rights living in UK not at risk - Polish PM<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki commenting on Brexit has stressed that what is most important for Poland is the fact that the rights of Poles living in the UK are not threatened.</p>Sun, 24 Feb 2019 19:19:00 +0100News & Politics' rights living in UK not at risk - Polish PM Focus: Hashtagalek, the photographer redefining Poland’s urban landscape<p>In person, Aleksander Małachowski doesn’t seem all that different to others of his age. Arriving to a trendy downtown café in Warsaw’s city centre, it’s with a heavy bag of books and the hurried look that all students share.</p>Sun, 24 Feb 2019 18:24:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife'I often try and include a solitary person in an image,' says the photographer. 'That’s my tribute to architecture and its scale.' a high: documentary film maker to dig deep into the minds and the lives of those who risk all on Himalayan peaks<p>Film director and climber, Eliza Kubarska took a TFN reporter to the beautiful Kampinos National Park to talk about her new project ‘The Wall of Shadows’ that examines what drives people to risk everything to get to the summits of the world’s highest mountains.</p>Sun, 24 Feb 2019 16:11:00 +0100Art & CultureSportNewsLife a high: documentary film maker to dig deep into the minds and the lives of those who risk all on Himalayan peaks<p>Film director and climber, Eliza Kubarska took a TFN reporter to the beautiful Kampinos National Park to talk about her new project ‘The Wall of Shadows’ that examines what drives people to risk everything to get to the summits of the world’s highest mountains.</p>Sun, 24 Feb 2019 15:50:00 +0100Art & CultureSportNewsLife and film director Eliza Kubarska will climb Mount Jannu in the Himalayas, to take a closer look at the psychology of climbers and the families they leave behind. turbulent history of Warsaw’s silver screens laid bare in new book on the city’s cinemas<p>Once, Warsaw’s main streets were crowded with cinemas of all types. During the war, many became ‘Only For Deutsch’, and in People’s Poland they were recruited to serve the cause of communism. After the transformation came the age of the multiplex. Warsaw’s cinemas have had a turbulent history.</p>Sun, 24 Feb 2019 12:08:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryLife long-gone but still famous, the Moskwa became known for screening dystopian visions of corrupt Western capitalism, most notably ‘Apocalypse Now’. team makes waves in the fight against diabetes<p>A Polish team of scientists have won international recognition for making surgery on diabetics safer.</p>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 18:06:00 +0100ScienceNewsLife Michał Wszoła, the head of the research team.’s a boy! Celebrations in Kulig household, but does new baby mean she’ll miss the Oscars?<p>‘Cold War’ star Joanna Kulig may struggle to get a dose of the glitz and the glamour of Academy Awards come Sunday owing to giving birth this week to her first child.</p>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 14:42:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife's career may be on a high but the birth of her child may stop her attending the Oscars.’s a rap: international football player branches out and cuts a rap track<p>Not content with hitting the back of the net as a football player Poland international Bartosz Kapustka is hoping to hit the top of the charts with a rap song.</p>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 11:51:00 +0100Art & CultureSportNews attention. Kapustka takes a break from football to rap away.ław to host 11th International Tourism Fair<p>Close to 170 domestic and foreign exhibitors are expected at the 11th International Tourism Fair in Wrocław, south-western Poland (March 1-3). For the first time, the fair will be located in Wrocław's City Stadium.</p>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 11:16:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifeław to host 11th International Tourism Fair is where the heart lies: how Warsaw shaped Chopin and won his heart forever<p>Polish poet Cyprian Kamil Norwid described Fryderyk Chopin as, “A Varsovian by birth, a Pole in his heart, a citizen of the world by virtue of his talent.” He is Poland’s gift to the humanity, the Japanese venerate him and many in France even claim him as one of their own, but it was Warsaw, where the gifted pianist and composer grew up, that created the prodigious talent.</p>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 18:34:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews he was born outside Warsaw Chopin is a key figure in the city’s history and culture. bestselling author on Poland: Interview with Adam Zamoyski<p>Adam Zamoyski is one of the most well known authors on Poland. The son of Polish aristocrats who were forced to flee Poland and live in Britain during the war, his personal story reflects that of Poland’s. His books, including the bestseller ‘Poland’ have been read all around the world. In this episode of #heartofpoland Adam talks about his life and work and his view on Polish history.</p>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:24:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsHeart of Poland bestselling author on Poland: Interview with Adam Zamoyski likens words of Israeli foreign minister to those of a “radical extremist”<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has attacked Israel Katz, the Israeli foreign minister, over his comments suggesting Poles were anti-Semitic, and said that it was these words that had made him cancel Poland’s participation in a Visegrad Group meeting this week in Israel.</p>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:08:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews said that when he first heard Katz’s words they seemed totally "unbelievable" to him., Lithuanian Presidents lay wreaths at Union of Lublin monument<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, who began a two-day visit to Poland on Thursday, laid wreaths at the monument of the Union of Lublin, in Lublin, eastern Poland, on Friday.</p>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:35:00 +0100News & Politics, Lithuanian Presidents lay wreaths at Union of Lublin monument should not be allowed to rewrite history - PM<p>In an interview for the Haaretz daily published on Friday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that Poland should not allow some radicals to rewrite history.</p>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:11:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory should not be allowed to rewrite history - PM Gazer: Poland’s Best-Known Chef, Wojciech Amaro, Looks Into The Future Of Polish Gastronomy<p>Even in an industry prone to hyperbole and exaggeration, there are few that would dispute Wojciech Amaro’s status as the founding father of modern Polish cuisine.</p>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:15:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife star chef Wojciech Amaro says: 'We’ve become a very modern country, and people don’t normally expect that. They’re picturing some grey, post-communist nation, so to find it’s actually incredibly dynamic is often a surprise.' Niemen anthology would have delighted the singer<p>Possibly the most popular Polish artist of the 20<sup>th</sup> Century, Czesław Niemen was also considered “controversial”.</p>Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:00:00 +0100Art & CultureDan Sessionław Niemen is considered one the best vocalist of all time. commie map of postwar Warsaw shows paranoid officials heavily censored the landscape<p>The year 1955 was an important one for Warsaw.</p>Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:27:00 +0100HistoryNews the publication’s premiere yesterday evening Dr. Andrzej Skalimowski (pictured), one of the authors of the publication, told TFN: “The map was published at a turning point for Poland and Warsaw. In 1955, some light was penetrating from the West, Radio Free Europe had started broadcasting, and this demasked communism and the situation in Poland. president starts visit to Poland<p>Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite on Thursday afternoon started her two-day visit to Poland. She was officially welcomed by Polish President Andrzej Duda in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw.</p>Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:17:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews president starts visit to Poland boffins come up with eco-friendly cutlery made from POTATO FLOUR<p>As the EU seeks to crack down on plastic waste, scientists in Gdańsk have developed single-use cutlery from a special polymer.</p>Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:40:00 +0100BusinessScienceNewsLife Helena Janik (centre) and her research team at Gdańsk University of Technology’s chemistry department with their eco-friendly spoons. exchange debut far from amazing, but what a year for XTPL, says TFN’s Nick Westerby<p>A disappointing debut on Warsaw’s Main Market for technology firm XTPL doesn’t overshadow their great year.</p>Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:12:00 +0100BusinessNews Filip Granek from Wrocław-based precision printer of nanomaterials at the WSE yesterday where the company moved from being listed on the NewConnect to the Main Market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Air plans to carry 2.9 million passengers from Gdańsk in 2019<p>In 2019, Wizz Air wants to carry 2.9 million passengers from the Gdansk Airport, in northern Poland. This year, the carrier will launch four new routes from Gdańsk: to Oslo-Sandefjord-Torp, Bodo, Bremen and Kutaisi.</p>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:28:00 +0100BusinessNews Air plans to carry 2.9 million passengers from Gdańsk in 2019 Flying Squad! Our boys are going for gold at World Ski Championships in Austria<p>Poland’s five man ski jumping team have landed in Austria with high hopes for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championship.</p>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:56:00 +0100SportNews’s ‘Flying Squad’ consisting of Jakub Wolny, Dawid Kubacki, Piotr Zyła and Kamil Stoch have been building up their form during the season, with overall rankings putting Stoch in second place, Żyła in fourth and Kubacki in fifth. Busters! Poland’s fight against tax fraud sees huge reduction in VAT gap<p>Poland has turned the tide in the war against VAT fraud and the “grey economy”, increasing revenue while at the same time cracking those who try to dodge the tax, a new report has claimed.</p>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:14:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews 2016 the finance ministry (pictured) came up with a three-pronged plan to tackle the VAT gap, which included targeting criminals and setting up a new organisation equipped with modern technology and methods. and Jews are like two cousins - Poland's chief rabbi<p>Speaking to the Super Express daily Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich said that Poles and Jews are like two cousins who are sometimes at odds. He added that people know that family arguments can be very intense.</p>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:51:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryLife and Jews are like two cousins - Poland's chief rabbi banking sector nets EUR 3.38 bln in 2018<p>The Polish banking sector posted a net profit of PLN 14.7 billion (EUR 3.38 billion) in 2018, which is a 7.5 percent increase year on year, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) said in a Wednesday report.</p>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:42:00 +0100BusinessNews banking sector nets EUR 3.38 bln in 2018’s stunning portraits of Indian locals sends internet into meltdown<p>A Polish photographer has sent the internet wild with her beautiful portraits of locals in India.</p>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:26:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife Bagiranow’s incredibly beautiful portraits have become a major hit on social media and she is now gaining international recognition. State Dep't calls on Poland, Israel to engage in dialogue - report<p>The US Department of State, in a position handed over to Polish Radio, said both Israel and Poland are the important allies and friends of the US and called on the two countries to find a way to listen to each other, IAR Information Agency reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:37:00 +0100 State Dep't calls on Poland, Israel to engage in dialogue - report groups respond to Israeli FM's comments<p>A number of Jewish organisations have commented on controversial statements by Israel's acting Foreign Minister Israel Katz, who accused Poles of anti-Semitism, which lead to a diplomatic incident between Poland and Israel.</p>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:30:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews groups respond to Israeli FM's comments Kubica’s return be over before it’s begun? Trouble with Williams car STILL not being tested means rocky start for F1 champ<p>Troubling news keep on coming from the Formula 1 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya track, where the teams are testing their cars for the upcoming season.</p>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:29:00 +0100SportNews surviving a crash which saw his right arm almost severed, the chances of Robert Kubica returning to F1 seemed slim until he announced in November last year that he had signed for Williams for the 2019 season. But could the dream now be in jeopardy?’re simply the best! PKO Bank Polski app takes top spot in global ranking<p>PKO Bank Polski’s IKO mobile banking application is the best on offer for the second time in a row, according to Britain’s Retail Banker International magazine’s global ranking.</p>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:14:00 +0100BusinessNews IKO app topped software from other banking giants including JP Morgan Chase, Barclays and Bank of America. room for insulting comments between allies - US ambassador<p>There is no room for insulting comments between close allies, such as Poland and Israel, like yesterday's statement by Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:06:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews room for insulting comments between allies - US ambassador‘Earth moving, Sun stopping’ astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, revolutionised our understanding of the universe<p>Five centuries ago, an astronomer proposed that the planets move around the sun, challenging the idea that the Earth is the centre of the universe.</p>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:50:00 +0100ScienceHistory Copernicus theory that planets move around the sun revolutionised our understanding of the Earth’s place in the Universe. corporate wage and employment rise in January<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage rose by 7.5 percent year on year to PLN 4,931.80 (EUR 1,142.81) in January and recorded a 6.5 percent monthly decrease, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:44:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusiness corporate wage and employment rise in January organisations urge restraint amid Polish-Israeli spat<p>The American Jewish Committee (AJC) urged restraint and the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland (ZGWŻ) criticised Israel's acting foreign minister's words on Monday as they tried to defuse the recent incident in Polish-Israeli relations.</p>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:54:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews organisations urge restraint amid Polish-Israeli spat chomping at the bit to get back in the saddle after spectacular Dubai World Cup win<p>Szczepan Mazur is off to the races… and winning!</p>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:54:00 +0100SportNews Mazur (R), a 23-year-old jockey from Silesia, has already earned the title of the best Polish rider.'s Mogherini thanks Poland for staging Middle East conference - FM<p>Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has thanked Poland for the organisation of a conference devoted to peace in the Middle East held in Warsaw last week, Polish FM Jacek Czaputowicz said in Brussels.</p>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:18:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews's Mogherini thanks Poland for staging Middle East conference - FM'Young at HEART' doc makes Forbes’ prestigious 30-under-30 list<p>Dr Mateusz Hołda’s list of achievements is more than impressive. The first Pole to finish his doctoral thesis before finishing his master's studies, his doctoral dissertation received the Prime Minister's Award in 2018. After being named on the list he said: “Forbes appreciated our contribution to research on the structure of the cardiovascular system, especially its anatomy, which for many may seem like a closed science in which you cannot find too many discoveries.</p><p>“As you can see, we break this stereotype and conduct the highest quality morphological research, which is widely appreciated.</p><p>“A place on the "30 under 30" list is not only an honor, but also imposes a commitment to further hard work.”</p>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:54:00 +0100ScienceNews being named on Forbes’ ‘30-under-30 Europe’ list for his ground-breaking work in to the human heart, 26-year-old Dr Mateusz Hołda said: “I am extremely happy that I found myself among the most prominent and most promising people of the young generation in Europe.” cannot be revised – Israeli education minister<p>Israeli Minister of Education Naftali Bennett was quoted by the Jeruslaem Post as saying that history cannot be revised for the sake of the future, as this is not the way to build a relationship.</p>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:24:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews cannot be revised – Israeli education minister chemists invent new bioplastic<p>A new bioplastic, derived mainly from starch, was invented by chemists from the Gdańsk University of Technology. The bioplastic, which is biodegradable, can be used to reduce the problem of plastic waste.</p>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:00 +0100ScienceNews chemists invent new bioplastic! Morawiecki calls off V4 summit in Israel as diplomatic row escalates following ‘reprehensible and racist’ swipe from Israeli FM<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has cancelled Poland’s participation at the Visegrad Group (V4) summit in Israel after the country’s foreign minister, Israel Katz, accused Poland of collaborating with Nazi Germany and said: “Poles suckle anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk."</p>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:36:00 +0100News & Politics Morawiecki said Poland would not be attending the Visegrad meeting in Jerusalem which was scheduled for today and Tuesday as tensions between the two countries deepen. conference helped peace process, raised Poland’s profile and strengthened Polish-US ties, says prime minister<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has stressed the importance of the recent Middle East summit in Warsaw, and added that the issue of property restitution for US citizens of Jewish descent has already been dealt with. Speaking in an interview for PAP, he also defended Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, following his alleged Holocaust comments.</p>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 19:59:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews said the Middle East peace conference had helped put Poland on the map and that people were already talking about a “Warsaw process”. PM will not attend V4 summit in Israel, spokesperson confirms<p>Government spokesperson Joanna Kopcińska confirmed on Sunday earlier reports by a news website that PM Mateusz Morawiecki will not attend a summit of the Central European regional group V4, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem this coming Tuesday.</p>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:35:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews PM will not attend V4 summit in Israel, spokesperson confirms tests being done on world’s largest e-bike system<p>Final tests are being carried out before the launch of Mevo, the world’s largest metropolitan power-assisted bike system. If the tests are successful, Poland's Pomorskie province will make the two-wheelers available to users in the coming weeks.</p>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 16:07:00 +0100NewsLife tests being done on world’s largest e-bike system PM will not attend V4 summit in Israel, website reports<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki will not attend a summit of the Central European regional group V4, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem this coming Tuesday, the website reported on Sunday.</p>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:59:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews PM will not attend V4 summit in Israel, website reports WWII computer game is propelled into Global Bestseller’s top five<p>A new computer game which made its debut last week has rocketed into fifth place on the Global Bestseller list and seen the company’s share price grow by 6.4 percent.</p>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:06:00 +0100BusinessNews Mechanic Simulator takes players back to an RAF base during WWII in the role of a ground crew technician working on some of the planes that helped win the war. In The Rain: a musical house in Poznań spotlights the relationship between art and gentrification<p>Glimpsed from afar, it’s a random mass of zig zagging pipework. Looking incomplete and incongruous, there are some that would write it off as a classic example of “a project that was never finished.” Yet this is not another case of lazy workmanship, rather an artistic installation that has served to further highlight Śródka’s credentials as one of Poznań’s most upcoming districts.</p>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:41:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Zielona Symfonia “mural” is the latest artistic attraction pulling people into Śródka. PM Olszewski laid to rest<p>Former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski, who died on February 7, was laid to rest on Saturday at Warsaw's Powązki Military Cemetery among other eminent Poles.</p>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:14:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews PM Olszewski laid to rest Great(est) Escape: Wisła Kraków’s comeback from the “almost” dead<p>As a story, it had it all: gangsters and heavies, missing millions, a bungling con artist and a happy ending featuring a rugged hero. But this wasn’t a plot from the latest Guy Ritchie film, rather some of the recently reported capers at Wisła Kraków.</p>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:25:00 +0100SportNewsła has a passionate fan base, but criminal elements within it almost brought the club down. Tulia bound for Tel Aviv to sing for Poland in Eurovision Song Contest<p>An all-female four-piece group mixing Polish folk with modern music will wave the red and white flag at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv this May.</p>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:39:00 +0100Art & CultureNews are going for Eurovision glory after being selected to represent the country. PM's Office clarifies controversial media quote - Polish PM's aide<p>Israeli Prime Minister's office has clarified the issue of the alleged statement by Benjamin Netanyahu about Polish collaboration with the Nazis, cited by the Jerusalem Post newspaper, the head of Polish PM's office Michal Dworczyk said on Saturday.</p>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:30:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews PM's Office clarifies controversial media quote - Polish PM's aide global: Polish designer rocks fashion world with her must-have bags<p>A Warsaw designer is developing a “cult status” in the world of fashion and putting her country on the map with a range of bags that bring a stylish and must-have swish at affordable prices.</p>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:19:00 +0100BusinessNews in Poland from Italian leather Chylak's bags have become like "gold dust" as demand goes through the roof., UK PMs agree in phone conversation hard Brexit must be avoided<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday evening that in his telephone conversation held earlier in the day with the British Prime Minister Theresa May they agreed that it is essential to avoid "hard Brexit."</p>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 12:07:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews, UK PMs agree in phone conversation hard Brexit must be avoided Olszewski's memorial services held on Saturday<p>The main memorial services for the former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski will be held in Warsaw on Saturday. The funeral mass will start at 11 a.m. at Warsaw Cathedral.</p>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:26:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Olszewski's memorial services held on Saturday aerial shots of Poland capture the heart: Interview with Maciej Margas<p>The sky really ISN'T the limit for Maciej Margas and his partner, Aleksandra Łogusz. When every other photographer was content with standard drone shots, Maciej took to higher skies. His long-distance aerial shots of Warsaw and many other Polish cities capture a totally different side of life. One that no street-level tour could ever hope to achieve. But capturing the perfect shot isn't easy at all. It requires patience, planning and more than a little slice of luck. Find out how a love for photography developed into an award winning series of books in this #HeartofPoland interview with our host, Patrick Ney.&nbsp;</p>Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:02:00 +0100Art & CultureHeart of Poland aerial shots of Poland capture its heart: Interview with Maciej Margas outside the box: The Warsaw lads taking Europe by storm with their sleek, bespoke packaging<p>A group of young entrepreneurs have become market leaders in Europe by ‘boxing clever’ with their bespoke packaging company.</p>Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:32:00 +0100BusinessNews’s tailor-made packaging stays on message for each brand and lets companies send their products in packaging that reflects their company. mourning starts in Poland after ex-PM's death<p>A two-day period of national mourning started on Friday in honour of former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski, who died at the age of 88 a week before.</p>Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:11:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews mourning starts in Poland after ex-PM's death denies newspaper reports Netanyahu accused Poland of Nazi collaboration<p>Israel’s ambassador to Poland has denied claims in a Jewish newspaper that the Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Polish nation of collaborating with the Nazi regime during WWII.</p>Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:32:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews a meeting with journalists at the History of Polish Jews Museum POLIN, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu was asked to refer to the situation that in Poland civil proceedings can brought against people who accuse the Polish nation of participating in war crimes - to which he was reported as saying that Poland collaborated with Nazi Germany. President, US Vice-President to visit Auschwitz<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and US Vice-President Mike Pence are to visit the former Nazi-German death camp of Auschwitz in southern Poland on Friday, a symbol of Jews' extermination and the martyrdom of Poles and other nations.</p>Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:55:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews President, US Vice-President to visit Auschwitz flag carrier to launch new flights from Budapest<p>LOT Polish Airlines will launch two new connections from Budapest in September, to Brussels and Bucharest, the airline and Ferenc Liszt Airport in Budapest announced in a joint communique on Thursday.</p>Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:51:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife flag carrier to launch new flights from Budapest East needs development to avert conflicts - Polish PM<p>We need to ensure lasting development in the Middle East in order to avert conflicts that result from humanitarian and migration crises, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on the second day of the Middle East peace and security conference in Warsaw on Thursday.</p>Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:14:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews East needs development to avert conflicts - Polish PM, no, no! Poland’s US Embassy rebukes reporter’s inaccurate reporting that WWII Jews fought against ‘Polish and Nazi regime’<p>An American journalist who reported that Jews were “fighting against the Polish and Nazi regime” in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has been reprimanded by the Polish Embassy in the US.</p>Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:37:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews journalist Andrea Mitchell (pictured) reported that during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Jews were fighting against “Polish and Nazi” regimes. cool as ice! Freestylers flock to one of Europe’s oldest and most exciting freeski events for weekend of stunning stunts<p>Winter sports enthusiasts gather this week in the ski resort of Kotelnica Białczańska, in southern Poland, for the Garmin Winter Sports Festival.</p>Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:25:00 +0100SportNews the snow feature, located on part of the main ski slope, participants will perform stunning jumps and tricks in mid-air, rising several metres above the snow., Israeli, US leaders to lay flowers at Ghetto Heroes Monument<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki along with US Vice-President Mike Pence and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will lay flowers at the Ghetto Heroes Monument in Warsaw on Thursday. Morawiecki and Pence will also lay wreaths at the Warsaw Uprising Monument.</p>Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:54:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews, Israeli, US leaders to lay flowers at Ghetto Heroes Monument’s attention turns to Warsaw as delegates fly in for two-day Middle East conference<p>Representatives from dozens of states including the US vice president and the prime minister of Israel have flown into Warsaw to attend an international conference aimed at tackling some of the problems racking the Middle East.</p>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:33:00 +0100News & Politics number of big names have turned up in Warsaw. US Vice President Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, and Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, have all added their weight to the gathering, along with Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, and Jeremy Hunt, the British foreign minister. was worth a shot! Brit in high spirits with his homemade Polish vodka going GLOBAL<p>For an Englishman to come to Poland and take the Poles on at their own game, a game they have been playing for at least half a millennium, is bold to say the least.</p>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:15:00 +0100BusinessLife’s vision to bring craftsmanship and honesty to Polish vodka has come full circle as Polish vodka producer Belvedere has announced that it will start producing a terroir vodka. signs rocket artillery deal with US<p>An agreement on the purchase of US HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) self-propelled rocket artillery was signed in Warsaw on Wednesday. The price for 20 launchers with ammunition is USD 414 million.</p>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:50:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews signs rocket artillery deal with US's industrial production rises 2.7 pct y/y in December - Eurostat<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 2.7 percent year on year in December 2018, after a growth of 5.3 percent in November, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:39:00 +0100BusinessNews's industrial production rises 2.7 pct y/y in December - Eurostat declares US will deploy more troops in Poland<p>US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher announced in an interview with the Financial Times on Wednesday that "the US plans to significantly increase its troop numbers in Poland as the Trump administration ratchets up its engagement in Central Europe."</p>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:53:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews declares US will deploy more troops in Poland shines at international comp with beautiful modern-day icons continuing a long tradition of sacred art<p>Poland has taken first place at an international competition of modern-day icons organised by the Icon Museum in north-eastern Poland, where most of the country’s small Orthodox Christian minority lives.</p>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:33:00 +0100Art & CultureNews place was awarded to Stanisław Barbacki for his icon “Three youngsters in a fiery furnace”. minister opens exhibition on Polish firemen in Strasbourg<p>Interior Minister Joachim Brudziński opened a photographic exhibition devoted to Polish firemen in the European Parliament on Tuesday. During their 14-day mission to Sweden in August 2018, the firemen helped the country to put out massive forest fires.</p>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:16:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews minister opens exhibition on Polish firemen in Strasbourg gems hidden from view in National Museum’s basement go on show at special ‘Treasures’ exhibition<p>The National Museum in Warsaw is putting on a special series of exhibitions of ‘hidden treasures’ stored in its basement - starting with the works of Pablo Picasso.</p>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:46:00 +0100Art & CultureNews main attraction is a set of ceramics made by Picasso between 1947 and 1971. Chushau named new Belarusian ambassador to Poland<p>Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has named a new ambassador to Poland - Uladzimir Chuszhau. Handing him the nomination, the President Lukashenko warned Poland "not to flex its muscles."</p>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:48:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Chushau named new Belarusian ambassador to Poland flies in to Warsaw to ‘underscore the close strategic partnership’ with Washington<p>US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be in Warsaw this week to discuss energy and security in the region amid global competition between America, China and Russia.</p>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:32:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews (R) meets the Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz (L) to discuss energy and security. He will also co-host with Poland the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East being held in Warsaw on 13-14 February., scapegoat, reformer? However he is viewed, few deny Poland’s last king was a passionate patron of the arts<p>Poland’s last king, Stanisław August Poniatowski, died 221 years ago today after suffering a stroke in the Marble Palace in St. Petersburg after eking out a modest pension granted by his former lover Catherine the Great of Russia.</p>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:03:00 +0100HistoryNews’s last king, Stanisław Poniatowski may not have saved Poland from its dismemberment, but through his lasting legacy of art and architecture, particularly in Łazienki, he was able to create a vision of Poland as a country that was worth fighting to restore. archaeologists develop digital guide to southern Jordan<p>Archaeologists from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, southern Poland, have developed a professional, digital guide to southern Jordan, which includes not only information about the nature and landscapes but also a word about Polish research in the region.</p>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:28:00 +0100ScienceNews archaeologists develop digital guide to southern Jordan, US Vice-President to visit Auschwitz on Friday<p>President Andrzej Duda and US Vice-President Mike Pence will visit the memorial site of the former Nazi-German death camp of Auschwitz in southern Poland on Friday, Duda's office informed on Monday.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 20:35:00 +0100News & Politics, US Vice-President to visit Auschwitz on Friday the coming attraction is… Poland looking to steal the show by giving incentives to international filmmakers<p>A new law giving incentives to international production companies is about to come into force.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:01:00 +0100BusinessArt & CultureNews number of big name films have already been made in Poland including David Lynch’s Inland Empire, The Chronicles of Narnia, High Life by Claire Denis and Tom Hanks’ Bridge of Spies. leasing market to grow by 5.5 pct in 2019<p>Poland's leasing market will expand by 5.5 percent to PLN 87.2 billion (EUR 20.23 billion) in 2019, according to a forecast by the Polish Leasing Association (ZPL) on Monday.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:04:00 +0100BusinessNews leasing market to grow by 5.5 pct in 2019‘UK’s immigration policy will make recruiting people difficult’: CEO of Polish Business Link talks Brexit<p>When Bart Kowalczyk was commissioned by the British foreign office to find out how many Polish business owners in Britain were considering leaving the UK because of Brexit he found out that 46 percent of those he surveyed were.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 15:50:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessLife Bart Kowalczyk runs Polish Business Link, a business platform facilitating and building links between mainly Polish firms and potential British clients. lot of fun! Swimmers brave icy sea for weekend of BRRRacing fun<p>On a frosty February in Poland, most people’s idea of fun might revolve around an open fire or other warm pursuit.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 15:02:00 +0100NewsLife coastal town of Mielno saw 4,904 cold-water lovers take the plunge. states confirm their participation in Middle East conference<p>The Polish Foreign Minister, Jacek Czaputowicz announced on Monday that around 60 delegations, including ten from Middle East countries and all EU member states, had confirmed their participation in the Middle East conference in Warsaw on Feb. 13 and 14.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:19:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews states confirm their participation in Middle East conference president to inaugurate Middle East conference<p>Poland's President Andrzej Duda will inaugurate the Middle East conference in Warsaw, to take place on Feb. 13 and 14, a presidential spokesperson announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:46:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews president to inaugurate Middle East conference international construction fair opens in Poznań on Tuesday<p>The Budma International Construction and Architecture Fair, described by its organisers as the biggest construction sector event in Europe, opens at the MTP exhibition venue in Poznań (western Poland) on Tuesday.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:45:00 +0100BusinessNews international construction fair opens in Poznań on Tuesday wins ski jumping contest in Lahti<p>Pole Kamil Stoch came 1st in the ski jumping World Cup competition in Lahti, Finland on Sunday.</p>Sun, 10 Feb 2019 21:13:00 +0100SportNews wins ski jumping contest in Lahti to sign rocket artillery deal with US on Wednesday<p>An agreement on the purchase of a division of HIMARS self-propelled rocket artillery will be signed on Wednesday, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak announced on Sunday. The price for 20 launchers with ammunition is USD 414 million.</p>Sun, 10 Feb 2019 21:03:00 +0100News & Politics to sign rocket artillery deal with US on Wednesday star in the making: TFN talks with Jimi Ogden, the British TV presenter that’s nailed down a slot in Poland’s DIY market<p>It’s an extraordinary building, the Praga Printing House. Announcing itself in a gloomy, grey flurry of communist concrete, it’s in this eastern Warsaw facility that 100 million books were printed during the plant’s socialist-era heyday. Today, however, the presses have, by and large, stammered to a halt, and the vacated halls and chambers infilled with photography studios, rehearsal rooms and other creative practices. Despite that, there’s few signs of life. The corridors are long, dark and silent, the stairwells mysteriously unsettling and the occasional unlocked room out-proportioned and illuminated by cosmic-looking skylights. It could, you imagine, be the perfect setting for a film from the canon of Kubrick or Lynch. Were you producing a Soviet remake of A Clockwork Orange, this setting would be ideal.</p>Sun, 10 Feb 2019 20:48:00 +0100BusinessArt & CultureNewsLife started out teaching English in Poland but got his break in DIY television through a chance meeting at a party.'s the way, aha, aha, we like it! Our Natalia is World Cup CHAMP<p>Short-track speed skater Natalia Maliszewska can add the World Cup trophy to her European title over 500 metres after finishing the most successful season of her career and, perhaps, the entire history of Polish short-track skating.</p>Sun, 10 Feb 2019 15:46:00 +0100SportNews queen: Natalia Maliszewska on her way to winning the World Cup title. country: new report highlights massive differences between Poland 1918 and Poland 2018<p>A new report has delved deep into how Poland has changed in the 100 years since it regained its independence at the end of the First World War, and throws up some stark figures.</p>Sun, 10 Feb 2019 11:29:00 +0100HistoryLife times they are a changing. In the 1920s 60 percent of Poles worked on the land. That number has now fallen to 10 percent. Poles killed in house fire in Germany - MFA<p>Four Poles have died in a fire at a house in Lambrecht, Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany, Poland's Foreign Ministry's press office told PAP on Saturday, adding that the identity of the fifth victim is being established.</p>Sat, 09 Feb 2019 15:47:00 +0100News Poles killed in house fire in Germany - MFA President, PM address Polish diaspora congress in Miami<p>President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki have addressed the participants of the 60 Million Congress - the Global Polonia Summit, held in Miami, Florida on Friday and Saturday.</p>Sat, 09 Feb 2019 15:39:00 +0100News & Politics President, PM address Polish diaspora congress in Miami on: neon glory returns to the streets of Warsaw<p>Neon lighting has returned to Warsaw’s Marszałkowska Street, one of the capital’s main arteries, in colourful depiction of a modernist vision of the city’s development dating back to the 1920s. Unveiled, or rather illuminated, for the first time on February 7 and called Wielka Warszawa (Great Warsaw) the brand new illumination pays homage to the days when neon’s glow ruled the roost on Warsaw’s streets.</p>Sat, 09 Feb 2019 15:16:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews in all its glory. The neon now overlooking Marszałkowska. says national mourning should be observed for late PM<p>President Andrzej Duda said on Friday that a farewell to Jan Olszewski, an eminent lawyer and politician, prime minister of the government of a free and sovereign Poland, deserves appropriate respect.</p>Sat, 09 Feb 2019 12:03:00 +0100News & Politics says national mourning should be observed for late PMń’s medieval heart keeps brash at bay with new shopfront designs<p>Poznań’s medieval heart is fighting back against gaudy and brash shopfronts that defile other cities by rolling out a number of restrained and tasteful fronts designed to blend into the historic district.</p>Sat, 09 Feb 2019 11:53:00 +0100BusinessArt & CultureNewsLife design for the Pensjonat Centrum hotel won first place in the competition, which aimed to bring a bit of style to Poznańs shopfronts. State Secretary, Polish FM to discuss security in Warsaw<p>Security, including energy security, will be the main theme of next week's Warsaw talks between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, the US Department of State informed PAP on Friday.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 19:18:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews State Secretary, Polish FM to discuss security in Warsaw writer/director Mary Moynihan talks about her powerful drama retelling the stories of WWII heroines<p>An Irish drama group is retelling the story of heroines of the Second World War, including that of Polish resistance fighter Maria Eugenia Jasińska.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 18:38:00 +0100Art & CultureHistory said that in the play she wanted to stress the importance of not forgetting the atrocities by totalitarian regimes when innocent people were murdered. village 2,000 years old found hidden in dense ‘virgin’ forest<p>Archeologists have uncovered a completely intact ancient village, the only one of its kind in Europe, dating back almost 2,000 years.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 15:22:00 +0100HistoryNews archeologists from Toruń made the stunning discovery in northern Poland using Aerial Laser Scanning which revealed an entire estate hidden in the heavily forested region. Poles killed in house fire in Germany<p>Two Poles are among five people who have died in a fire at a house in Lambrecht, Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany, local prosecutor's office reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 14:30:00 +0100News Poles killed in house fire in Germany a Child Star Broke Barriers and Made Waves in Poland: Interview with Patricia Kazadi<p>Born to a mixed-race family in 1980s Poland, Patricia Kazadi always seemed destined for a life under the spotlight and glare of the camera. Aged two she landed her first theatrical role, when she was singing in the mirror in a shoe shop and a theatrical director approached her mother. Since then she's gone on to star in dozens of television programmes as a host, presenter and broadcaster. As if that wasn't enough she's also an accomplished musician (currently working on her third album) and businesswoman. What is it like to be on television on Poland? How does Patricia Kazadi deal with the stress and strain of a life in the public eye? Did any racism in Poland ever hold her back? In this interview with our host Patrick Ney, Patricia talks about all this and much more.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 14:23:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLifeHeart of Poland of Poland 50 states to participate in Middle East conference<p>Over fifty countries have confirmed their participation in the Middle East conference, they will be represented by officials of the rank of minister or deputy minister, Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:46:00 +0100News & Politics 50 states to participate in Middle East conference PM and ‘defender of the people’, Jan Olszewski, dies at 88<p>Former prime minister and prominent opposition activist Jan Olszewski has died aged 88 in a Warsaw military hospital.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:22:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory Olszewski rose in importance in opposition ranks, joining Solidarity in 1980, and working as an advisor to Lech Wałęsa. He was also part of the Round Table discussions to end communist rule, which took place 30 years ago.'s former PM Jan Olszewski dies aged 88<p>Jan Olszewski, who served as Poland's prime minister in 1991-1992, has died, ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) senior member Antoni Macierewicz told PAP on Friday.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 09:30:00 +0100News & Politics's former PM Jan Olszewski dies aged 88 of Europe’s most preeminent 20th century composers, Witold Lutosławski died of cancer 25 years ago<p>In February 1993, Lutosławski conducted the opening of his acclaimed Symphony No.4 in Los Angeles. A year later, he was dead.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 21:35:00 +0100Art & CultureNews the end of the 60’s Lutosławski composed one of his most important works, his Symphony No. 2, which brought him international acclaim and awards. opportunity in EU will allow Poles to live at European level - PM<p>Poland was left on the other side of the Iron Curtain. Today, equal opportunities in the EU will allow Poles to live at the European level, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 20:16:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews opportunity in EU will allow Poles to live at European level - PM bank celebrates centenary<p>One hundred years ago, on February 7 1919, a decree signed by Poland's inter-war strongman Józef Piłsudski founded the Postal Savings Bank, best known today under its abbreviated name PKO.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 18:34:00 +0100BusinessHistoryNews bank celebrates centenary woman and her boat to single-handedly circle the globe without stopping despite a BROKEN rib and high winds<p>A 60-year-old female sailor is sailing around the world - on her own.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 16:57:00 +0100SportNews Joanna Pajkowska is making her third voyage around the globe but this time she’s going solo with no stops. 7 proceedings about 'chasing the rabbit' - PM<p>The European Commission's Article 7 proceedings against Poland may have been inspired by 'a love of the chase', PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday in Bratislava, the Slovakian capital.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 16:53:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews 7 proceedings about 'chasing the rabbit' - PM prime minister would wish for UK to stay in EU<p>I would wish for Great Britain to stay in the European Union, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared on Thursday, adding that Brexit now requires "creative and elastic solutions" and that the bloc is waiting for proposals from UK PM Theresa May.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 16:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews prime minister would wish for UK to stay in EU study reveals surprising facts about the furry nut eaters and their relationship to humans<p>Warsaw’s Royal Łazienki Park has the highest density of red squirrels in the whole of the Mazowieckie province - and humans could be the reason, according to researchers from the Warsaw University of Life Science.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:52:00 +0100NewsLife found that food obtained from people may increase survival in the population, especially when natural food is in short supply in winter and spring. diaspora in US to promote Polish diplomats saving Jews in WWII<p>During a Wednesday meeting at the Polish consulate in New York, Polish ambassador to Switzerland Jakub Kumoch told the story of Polish diplomats who forged passports to save Jews during WWII, which the Polish diaspora wants to promote in US schools.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:34:00 +0100 diaspora in US to promote Polish diplomats saving Jews in WWII 2nd best place in the WORLD to do business, says new report<p>Poland was the best place in the world to invest or do business in 2018, way ahead of countries like the US and UK, according to CEO World magazine.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:04:00 +0100BusinessNews's economy grew by a solid 5.1 percent on an annual basis in 2018 compared to 4.8 percent in 2017. in the making as Round Table talks held 30 years ago today began process which would eventually lead to the collapse of communism<p>Today marks the 30th anniversary of the start of the famous Round Table talks in Poland that laid down the flagstones of a road that would lead to the first partially free elections in Poland since before the Second World War and ultimately to the dismemberment of Poland’s communist regime.</p>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 19:43:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory historic RoundTable talks on February 6th 1989 began a process which would eventually lead to the collapse of communism. nice! Not all plain sailing at the Sailing World Cup in Miami, but we’re doing ok<p>Polish sailors and windsurfers got off to a flying start at the Sailing World Cup Series in Miami with six of them finishing in the first ten.</p>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 16:51:00 +0100SportNews European champ and London Olympics bronze medallist Klepacka had a false start demoting her from fourth place after eight races to sixth.'s Monetary Policy Council leaves interest rates unchanged<p>Poland's Monetary Policy Council (RPP) left the country's interest rates unchanged on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0100BusinessNews's Monetary Policy Council leaves interest rates unchanged watercolours show Lublin as you’ve never seen it before<p>Artist Beata Chęcińska has recreated the town of Lublin in a series of stunning drawings.</p>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 15:35:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsęcińska, who goes by the names Beatha and Beathaart, started painting 12 years ago and says she is inspired by architecture, nature, and Polish and Japanese art and culture.'s unemployment rises to 6.2 pct in January - Labour Ministry<p>The rate of unemployment reached 6.2 percent in January, having risen by 0.4 percent from December, Deputy Labour Minister Stanisław Szwed told PAP on Wednesday, adding that the first two months of the year were usually the toughest for the labour market.</p>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 14:30:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife's unemployment rises to 6.2 pct in January - Labour Ministryń takes fifth place in European Best Destinations 2019 contest<p>Poznań has placed fifth in a competition to find the best travel destinations in Europe for 2019. It was the only Polish city to take part in this year's European Best Destinations contest.</p>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 14:21:00 +0100NewsLifeń takes fifth place in European Best Destinations 2019 contest market facing staggering 3 billion PLN boom<p>The drone market in Poland is expected to grow to 3.26 billion zlotys (758 mln EUR) in the next 10 years, according to the Polish Economic Institute.</p>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 12:35:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife over 100 thousand drones already operating in the country, the government recently liberalized the regulations regarding their flights and is working on preparing a comprehensive strategy., PM recall communism-ending Round Table Talks<p>The Round Table changed Poland's political system and today we are in the EU and NATO, President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday, the eve of the 30th anniversary of the 1989 talks between Poland's communist government and the then-banned Solidarity Union.</p>Tue, 05 Feb 2019 19:34:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews, PM recall communism-ending Round Table Talks Hollywood legend few remember, Ryszard Bolesławski was born 130 years ago this week<p>When asked to name a successful Polish film director who’s left his mark on Hollywood, most people would answer Roman Polański.</p>Tue, 05 Feb 2019 18:40:00 +0100Art & CultureHistory Bolesławski was a pioneer of the first ‘talkies’ and made one of the first films in Technicolor. snappers send judges wild with FIVE artists being nominated for Sony World Photography finals<p>Five Polish photographers have gone through to the finals of the Sony World Photography Awards open competition, the World Photography Organisation announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:09:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Marlena Kurowska’s image of her daughter during her first puddle-splashing romp in the family garden is among the finalists in "Motion". to ‘review’ Sunday trading ban, says PM<p>The government has said it will review the law banning almost all trade on Sundays.</p>Tue, 05 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews the first year (2018), shops were forced to stay closed on Sundays, with two monthly exceptions: the first and the last Sunday each month. sales in Poland up y/y in December - Eurostat<p>Polish retail sales grew by 4.9 percent year on year in December 2018 after a 4.7 percent increase in November. Month on month, retail sales fell by 0.4 percent, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Feb 2019 12:53:00 +0100BusinessNews sales in Poland up y/y in December - Eurostat 15-metre scroll hidden for hundreds of years goes on display at Royal Castle – but be quick as it will soon disappear again for another decade!<p>A unique, fifteen-metre long, 17th century painting that was last displayed to the general public in 2002 has been brought out of Warsaw’s Royal Castle vault and will be on display for only five weeks, after which it will be packed away and will likely not be seen by the public for another ten years.</p>Tue, 05 Feb 2019 12:38:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLife rarely-seen 17th century water painting scroll is 15 metres long and is currently on display at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Curator Marta Zdańkowska (pictured) says it will be exhibited for only five weeks before being packed away again. king Stoch jumps into first place at World Cup<p>Polish skier Kamil Stoch has won the latest ski jumping World Cup competition, with fellow skier Dawid Kubacki coming third.</p>Mon, 04 Feb 2019 19:18:00 +0100SportNews Stoch celebrates after coming first at the ski jumping World Cup Championship in Oberstdorf, Germany. recognises Guaido as Venezuela's interim president<p>Poland has joined a group of EU countries which have recognised Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz announced in Brussels on Monday.</p>Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:44:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews recognises Guaido as Venezuela's interim president Paw-some! Adorable cat abandoned at bus station adopted by Wrocław mayor<p>An abandoned cat is Feline fine after finding a new home - with the mayor of Wrocław.</p>Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:24:00 +0100NewsLifeław mayor Jacek Sutryk said that after meeting the abandoned cat they “became friends at first sight.”'s exports up 2.0 pct y/y in December - business chamber<p>Poland's exports increased by 2.0 percent year on year and fell by 20.3 percent month on month in December 2018, Piotr Soroczyński, the chief economist with the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG), said on Monday.</p>Mon, 04 Feb 2019 16:20:00 +0100BusinessNews's exports up 2.0 pct y/y in December - business chamber exhibition shows photojournalist Chris Niedenthal’s ‘rich and diverse’ Gdańsk<p>A new exhibition by internationally acclaimed photojournalist Chris Niedenthal has gone on show at the Museum of Gdańsk.</p>Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:54:00 +0100Art & CultureNews collection of 120 photographs including not only important monuments but also street portraits. done, Ma’am! Dame of Polish cinema gets best actress award at Sundance<p>Krystyna Janda, the dame of Polish cinema, has won an award for best actress at the Sundance Festival in the US. &nbsp;been awarded the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the Sundance festival in United States.</p>Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:33:00 +0100Art & CultureNews film set in a Tuscany town stars (L-R) Katarzyna Smutniak, Antonio Catania and Krystyna Janda. past is a foreign country: the new Warsaw museum exploring the everyday reality of Poland’s communist heritage<p>When Warsaw’s MDM district was opened in 1952 it was to fanfare and acclaim. Under the proud, paternal eye of Poland’s post-war leadership, trumpets tooted as phalanxes of workers, children and militiamen filed past with banners held aloft. In a city still visibly scarred – physically and psychologically – by both the war and what had followed, the completion of this flagship residential district was presented as proof of a resurgent country recharged by a fair and just new order. It was a triumph.</p>Sun, 03 Feb 2019 20:21:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryLife way life was: the living room exhibit is one of the museum’s most popular attractions. mayor of Słupsk founds a new party<p>We don't want a Polish-Polish war any longer, we want mutual respect and dialogue, Robert Biedroń, former mayor of Słupsk in northern Poland, said on Sunday in Warsaw at the founding congress of his new party Wiosna (Spring).</p>Sun, 03 Feb 2019 19:43:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews mayor of Słupsk founds a new party the high road: flying car set to take to the skies after successful test flights<p>Polish company Jetson Aero successfully completed the test flights of their personal air vehicle (PAV) prototype called the Speeder, opening the way to commercial production of a flying car.</p>Sun, 03 Feb 2019 17:52:00 +0100BusinessScienceNews Speeder is designed more to be a toy rather than have practical applications, although it could be used by the police or to deliver sensitive cargoes. steps to save the planet: company produces vegan shoes made from pineapples<p>With people being urged to cut down on their use of animal products owing to fears of global warming and increasing qualms over animal cruelty, step forward Bohema Clothing and their pineapple shoes.</p>Sun, 03 Feb 2019 14:49:00 +0100BusinessNews pineapple shoes are vegan and cruelty free. can be a rose garden but it depends on where you live<p>Most Poles are generally happy with their lives, but this varies depending on where they live, according to a new report by the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS).</p>Sun, 03 Feb 2019 11:28:00 +0100NewsLife study found 83 percent of respondents claimed to be happy with their lives in general. student gets top marks for making Star Wars robot<p>In an academy far, far away, or more exactly at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków an engineering student built an exact BB-8 robot replica, to the joy of ‘internauts’ and Star Wars lovers all over the world (and possibly the galaxy). For her engineering thesis designed and 3D printed the parts, constructed the movement mechanism and programmed the control application.</p>Sat, 02 Feb 2019 20:12:00 +0100Art & CultureScienceNews’s BB-8 gets itself accustomed to the snowy weather of Kraków. Ministry to tighten food safety supervision<p>Polish Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski has told PAP that "in the course of the next few weeks" he will present the Council of Ministers with proposed solutions to tighten supervision of the food safety system to prevent a repeat of illegal slaughter.</p>Sat, 02 Feb 2019 19:25:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Ministry to tighten food safety supervision man and his bike: the pedalled-powered global adventures of Tomasz Świątek<p>Choosing to live without heating, light or running water, 65-year-old free spirit Tomasz Świątek from southern Poland has cycled hundreds of thousands of kilometres and crossed over into Asia twice. Now Świątek tells TFN that he is planning to start another two-wheeled adventure to Portugal, Georgia or Turkey after winter ends.</p>Sat, 02 Feb 2019 18:58:00 +0100SportNewsLife 65-years-old Tomasz Świątek has cycled 350,000 kilometres around Europe and crossed into Asia twice. step back in time: the story of Antoni Patek, the man behind one of the most famous names in watch making<p>In 2014 a Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication pocket watch dating back to 1933 smashed world records when it went at auction for $21 million, making it the most expensive timepiece ever sold. But the history of Antoni Patek, the man behind watch, tells a story far removed from the multi-million dollar prices and glamour surrounding his products and his name.</p>Sat, 02 Feb 2019 14:56:00 +0100BusinessHistory Patek Philippe watch that was sold at Sotheby's in Geneva on November 11, 2014 for a record price of $21.3 million. exports 80 percent of beef products - industry association<p>The Polish Association of Beef Cattle Breeders' president, Jerzy Wierzbicki, has told PAP that Poland exports 80 percent of its beef products and that exports are vital to the industry's profitability.</p>Sat, 02 Feb 2019 12:16:00 +0100BusinessNews exports 80 percent of beef products - industry association pre-war pictures of Książ reveal castle’s former glory<p>After more than 80 years, a small but extremely valuable set of photographs has been returned to Książ Castle in Wałbrzych that give a snapshot of the castle’s pre-war glory.</p>Sat, 02 Feb 2019 11:52:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsąż Castle in one of the newly revealed pictures from the 1930 taken by a German tourist. in the Polish Fast Lane: Miko Marczyk<p>Miko Marczyk is a champion Polish rally driver making waves in the fast, aggressive sport. Aged just 23, he's already competing at the top national level of rally driving and looks set to have a bright future in the sport. As a very small boy, he was a natural behind the wheel. Today, Miko is a member of the Skoda Polska Motorsport team, one of the youngest ever rally drivers to compete at this level. Tearing round tight corners, sliding across country roads and risking life and limb is where you'll find Miko at his happiest. This is the first time Miko has talked in detail about his life so far. Keep an eye on him - he's sure to go far. Our host Patrick Ney talks to Miko about his life in the sport and about Polish driving in general.</p>Fri, 01 Feb 2019 19:12:00 +0100SportNewsLifeHeart of Poland of Poland Irish play retells the story of WWII heroines, their bravery and their fate<p>An Irish drama group is retelling the story of heroines of the Second World War, including that of Polish resistance fighter Maria Eugenia Jasińska.</p>Fri, 01 Feb 2019 18:30:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLife'The Woman is Present: Women’s Stories of WWII' theatrical production tells the story of six women in WII, their bravery, sacrifice and love amidst the horrors of war. look back at the life of Nobel prize-winning poet Wisława Szymborska who passed away seven years ago today<p>She was a poet who shunned publicity but became world famous when she won a Nobel Prize.</p>Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:05:00 +0100Art & Cultureława Szymborska, who died on February 1st seven years ago at the age of 88, had a career that stretched from the end of the Second World War till the beginning of the current century, and one that defined her as one of the foremost writers of her generation and a giant of post-war Polish poetry. down, five to go - it’s not over yet! Hopes running high at the Freestyling Skiing World Championships with Aleksandra Król our No.1<p>Poland’s freestyling skiers and snowboarders suffered an early loss at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships in the US today, with snowboarder Zuzanna Smykała crashing out in the first round.</p>Fri, 01 Feb 2019 12:25:00 +0100SportNews ten day championship (February 1-10) at Deer Valley and Park City in the US features snowboardcross, skicross and parallel snowboard racing, with neck-bending turns and aerial evolutions. regional airports service record number of passengers<p>Thirteen Polish regional airports serviced a record number of 28.1 million passengers in 2018, 15.3 percent more than in the previous year, according to data from the Polish Regional Airports Union.</p>Fri, 01 Feb 2019 11:32:00 +0100BusinessNews regional airports service record number of passengers increasing costs and labour shortages, business confidence is at its highest in nearly a decade<p>Optimism among Polish companies is at its highest level since 2009, according to a new report by the National Bank of Poland.</p>Fri, 01 Feb 2019 11:21:00 +0100BusinessNews’s Economic Sentiment Indicator is above the EU average, according to Eurostat. and Portishead singer Beth Gibbons release stunning recording of Górecki’s haunting Symphony No. 3<p>A new album of Henryk Górecki’s Symphony no. 3, “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs”, sung by Beth Gibbons of Portishead will be released this spring.</p>Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:39:00 +0100Art & Culture this new album, Gibbons moves into new territory: Górecki’s hauntingly beautiful 'Symphony', composed in 1976. Sung by a soprano in Polish, its three parts are based on a 15th Century lament, a message written on the wall of a Gestapo cell during the Second World War and a Silesian folk song. new ‘mini-lab’ will enable patients to test themselves for illnesses – and it can be used on animals too<p>A start-up in south Poland is set to revolutionize medicine with the launch of their mini lab diagnostic pack.</p>Thu, 31 Jan 2019 16:00:00 +0100ScienceNewsLife lightweight handheld digital pack from the Wroclaw start up, SensDx can accurately diagnose an infection in 4 minutes.'s unemployment rate at 3.5 percent in December - Eurostat<p>Poland's unemployment rate in December 2018 remained flat month on month at 3.5 percent, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:35:00 +0100BusinessNews's unemployment rate at 3.5 percent in December - Eurostat years of US-Poland’s ‘special diplomatic relationship’ celebrated at Warsaw’s Hotel Bristol<p>Poland and America celebrate 100 years of diplomatic relations this year.</p>Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:04:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Mateusz Morawiecki and US Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher were joined by diplomats and guests from both countries. Mosbacher, who arrived in Warsaw last year, invoked the contributions of Paderewski and American Presidential adviser Colonel Edward House to Polish independence. unseen ‘family snaps’ taken by German soldier show Warsaw in early days of occupation<p>In September 1939, when German forces were running riot across Poland, Wehrmacht soldier Kurt Baer was serving in a supply unit far from the action. As he followed the frontline through central Poland, he spent some of his time taking photographs of the results of Germany’s blitzkrieg campaign.</p>Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:37:00 +0100HistoryNews photos taken by Wehrmacht soldier Kurt Baer were donated to the Warsaw Rising Museum after being found by the carers of his elderly daughter after she died.'s GDP growth seen at 5.1 pct in 2018 - stats office<p>The Polish economy grew at a 5.1 percent pace in 2018, after a 4.8 percent growth in 2017, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:11:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews's GDP growth seen at 5.1 pct in 2018 - stats office Europe's candidate for World Anti-Doping Agency head<p>Polish Sport and Tourism Minister Witold Bańka was elected on Wednesday as Europe's candidate for the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).</p>Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:22:00 +0100SportNews Europe's candidate for World Anti-Doping Agency head knocks: Poland gets THREE nominations at prestigious int. opera awards<p>Two Polish directors and a composer have been nominated for the 2019 International Opera awards.</p>Wed, 30 Jan 2019 20:08:00 +0100Art & CultureNews International Opera Awards were founded in 2012 by opera lover and philanthropist Harry Hyman. research shows that our diaphragm doesn’t just help us breathe – it also stops us falling over<p>Researchers have found a new function of the diaphragm - apart from helping draw air into the lungs, it is crucial to maintaining balance.</p>Wed, 30 Jan 2019 18:11:00 +0100ScienceNewsLife now it was thought that only three systems were responsible for keeping balance – the diaphragm muscle is the fourth, say the researchers., Steinmeier likely to meet on anniversary of outbreak of WW II<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, will likely meet on September 1 in Wieluń, the first Polish city to be bombed on September 1, 1939, when WWII started, Duda's aide Wojciech Kolarski has said.</p>Wed, 30 Jan 2019 14:48:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews, Steinmeier likely to meet on anniversary of outbreak of WW II‘I’m off!’ Veteran swimmer says NO to coaching Malaysian squad over Israeli visa row<p>A Polish swimming champ has rejected an offer to coach Malaysia’s national swimming team after the country, which was to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, banned Israeli athletes from taking part.</p>Wed, 30 Jan 2019 14:31:00 +0100SportNews Bartosz Kizierowski rejected the offer to coach Malaysia’s team for the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships after Malaysia’s sports minister refused Israeli athletes visas. president's visit likely in spring - Polish security head<p>French President Emmanuel Macron will likely visit Poland in the spring, the head of Poland's National Security Bureau (BBN) Paweł Soloch told Polish public Radio One on Wednesday, a day after France's European affairs minister concluded her visit to Warsaw.</p>Wed, 30 Jan 2019 12:24:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews president's visit likely in spring - Polish security head God its Piątek! Krzysztof ‘The Pistol’ scores twice in spectacular 2-0 opener for AC Milan<p>Footballer Krzysztof Piątek made a dream start to his career at Italian giants AC Milan by bagging two goals in his first start for the famous club.</p>Wed, 30 Jan 2019 11:45:00 +0100SportNews his stunning goals which gave AC Milan a 2-0 victory over Napoli, Piątek told Milan TV: “Both goals were great, even if they were different.” booming in Poland<p>The number of internet shops in Poland rose by 1,800 in 2018 to almost 31,000, the Rzeczpospolita daily reported on Wednesday. It cited data compiled by Bisnode, a company which deals in digital business.</p>Wed, 30 Jan 2019 11:38:00 +0100BusinessNews booming in Poland, French ministers discuss Council of Europe, UNSC cooperation<p>The prospects for cooperation within the Council of Europe and the UN Security Council (UNSC) were the focus of talks between Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and French Minister for European Affairs Nathalie Loiseau in Warsaw on Tuesday.</p>Wed, 30 Jan 2019 09:22:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews, French ministers discuss Council of Europe, UNSC cooperation storms, loneliness and CANCER, 52 years ago this week Leonid Teliga became first Pole to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe in boat<p>When Leonid Teliga set out to sail around the world almost 52 years ago to this day, he felt great trepidation about the immensity of the journey ahead of him.</p>Tue, 29 Jan 2019 20:20:00 +0100SportHistoryLife Teliga decided to circumnavigate the globe, yacht clubs along his route were keen to make him their honorary member. Out on the high seas, he was frequently recognised by the crews of yachts and ships from around the world. champ Kubica says F1 comeback is like ‘debuting anew’ as he poses for selfie with new sponsors Orlen<p>After more than eight years out of competitive Formula 1 racing, Polish driving ace Robert Kubica says he feels like he’s starting all over again as he prepares to begin the 2019 racing season with British team Williams. </p>Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:43:00 +0100SportNews and Orlen CEO Daniel Obaitek poses for a selfie after exchanging a racing helmet and steering wheel with each other at the press conference in Warsaw. Warsaw full of dinosaurs and mythical creatures is new design for Hermès scarves – and they cost 15,000 PLN<p>A Polish graphic designer has created a fantasy depiction of Warsaw which is now being used as a scarf design for prestigious fashion brand, Hermès.</p>Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:55:00 +0100Art & CultureNews children’s book illustrator, Jan Bajtlik, has had his unique dream interpretation of Warsaw printed onto the $395 scarves produced by fashion giant Hermès. percent of Poles use mobile network - survey<p>According to a survey by the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), 93.1 percent of Poles are connected to the mobile network, while the number of respondents having smartphones is 65.6 percent, with over 90 percentage of smartphone users being under the age of 44.</p>Tue, 29 Jan 2019 14:26:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife percent of Poles use mobile network - survey’s back, nearly! Poland’s oldest museum housing masterpieces including da Vinci’s ‘Lady with an Ermine’ set to reopen<p>Poland’s oldest museum is set to reopen this year after being closed for renovation.</p>Tue, 29 Jan 2019 12:34:00 +0100Art & CultureNews museum which was founded in 1801 includes priceless masterpieces such as Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Lady with an Ermine’, which was looted during WWII.'s aide, Security Office head to visit Paris in mid-February<p>The head of the Polish President's Office Krzysztof Szczerski and the head of the National Security Office (BBN) Paweł Soloch will meet in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron's foreign policy and military advisors.</p>Tue, 29 Jan 2019 12:28:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews's aide, Security Office head to visit Paris in mid-February use 40.2 mln payment cards - central bank<p>Poles had 40.2 million payment cards at the end of the third quarter of 2018, up by 171,000 from the second quarter, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) reported on Monday.</p>Tue, 29 Jan 2019 09:33:00 +0100BusinessNews use 40.2 mln payment cards - central bank signed on joint Polish-Japanese nuclear technology research<p>Prof. Tatsuya Okubo, dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo, and Prof. Krzysztof Kurek, director of the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) signed an academic exchange agreement between the two institutions, in Warsaw, on Monday.</p>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 20:11:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessLife signed on joint Polish-Japanese nuclear technology research ophthalmic research centre to be created in Warsaw<p>The International Center for Translational Eye Research is to be built in Warsaw thanks to co-financing from the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) within the framework of the International Research Agendas programme.</p>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 18:03:00 +0100ScienceNewsLife ophthalmic research centre to be created in Warsaw find grisly Mayan blade used for SACRIFICE along with over half a thousand relics in ancient lake, including those to the God of Rain, Chaak<p>An archaeology team of PhD divers from Poland has discovered sacrificial and ritualistic Mayan remains in an underwater resting place in lake Petén Itzá, Guatemala.</p>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 17:52:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLife archaeologists found an obsidian blade measuring almost 20 cm which they believe was 'clearly associated with ritual and sacrifice.' with ‘painted facelift’ give glimpse into grandeur of 19th century Warsaw<p>Buildings on a trendy street in Warsaw have been given a facelift, with ornate facades painted onto their walls.</p>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 16:18:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife murals coincide with the renovation of the buildings which were home to aristocrats and businessmen at the start of the 1900s.‘I was afraid I’d break her ribs’ says hero scout who saved heart attack girl’s life<p>A Polish scout has been hailed a hero after giving life-saving first aid to a girl who collapsed with a heart attack in Panama.</p>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:30:00 +0100NewsLife scout Maciej Skóra has been flooded with praise on social media after giving a girl who collapsed in the street with a heart attack life-saving treatment. ‘Babyface’ Kownacki pummels his way to victory in just FOUR minutes at New York boxing gala<p>Polish heavy-weight Adam Kownacki has taken one step closer to the WBC World Championships after spectacularly beating Gerald Washington with a ‘technical knockout’ in less than four minutes.</p>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 13:02:00 +0100SportNews win now opens the door for Adam ‘Babyface’ Kownacki (pictured) to challenge the WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. far-right protest illegal consequences will be drawn - officials<p>If regulations were broken, I am convinced the relevant law enforcement services will take care of this, PM's Office head Michał Dworczyk said on Monday about the Sunday assembly of nationalists on the 74th anniversary of the Auschwitz camp liberation.</p>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews far-right protest illegal consequences will be drawn - officials president to visit Poland - official<p>French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Poland in the coming months, French Minister for European Affairs Natalie Loiseau has told the 'Polska Times' daily.</p>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 10:41:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews president to visit Poland - official Not Now: how the undercover work of one Polish officer helped avert World War Three<p>Day One: half a million Polish troops act as the spearhead of the offensive, attacking Nato positions in the north of Europe. Within six to eight hours, it is predicted that these Polish forces will be heavily decimated by the resistance they meet. But they are not entirely alone, however, for their actions are to be backed up by a series of Soviet nuclear strikes on “The West”. It is forecast that those Poles on the frontline that have survived the initial bloodbath will push into Denmark the following day.</p>Sun, 27 Jan 2019 21:09:00 +0100HistoryLife of a spy. Some of Kukliński’s belongings on show at the museum. PM attends Auschwitz liberation anniversary<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Sunday during ceremonies marking the 74th anniversary of liberating the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz by Soviet troops that the Polish state vows to guard the truth about the Holocaust.</p>Sun, 27 Jan 2019 19:35:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory PM attends Auschwitz liberation anniversary defies gravity: the stunning balancing sculptures of Jerzy Kędziora<p>On Sunday January 27 Kraków’s Old Town saw the exceptional Polish sculptor Jerzy Kędziora suspend in the air one of his incredible and one-of-a-kind balancing statues.</p>Sun, 27 Jan 2019 19:23:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Kędziora's sculpture in Kraków, January 27th, 2019. a billion Chinese due to be wowed by Zakopane and the mountains after record-breaking reality TV show uses Tatras as location<p>The beauty of Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains will soon delight half a billion Chinese viewers after a Chinese television company chose the town as the setting for an episode of a leading reality show.</p>Sun, 27 Jan 2019 12:53:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife Rocket Girls in Zakopane. Nearly half a billion people will soon see their adventures around the town. research lifts the lid on the forgotten horrors of Auschwitz’s sub-camps<p>On January 27, 74 years ago today, the Nazi German Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp was liberated by a rifle division of the Red Army’s Ukrainian Front.</p>Sun, 27 Jan 2019 11:34:00 +0100History fragment of wall and the ruins of a watchtower are just about all that remains of the Furstengrube sub-camp. Auschwitz exhibition to be presented in New York<p>The "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." exhibition, which introduces the history and significance of the German Nazi extermination camp through the presentation of original objects, will open on May 8, 2019 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York.</p>Sat, 26 Jan 2019 19:15:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory Auschwitz exhibition to be presented in New York Michelin Star chef and all round food dude, Andrea Camastra<p>When Andrea Camastra made Le Chef’s 2019 list of 100 best chefs in the world he joined the A-list of culinary greats alongside Heston Blumenthal, Jonnie Boer, and David Kinch.</p>Sat, 26 Jan 2019 18:44:00 +0100NewsLife his fine dining Polish fusion restaurant, Senses, in Warsaw five years ago, Head Chef Andrea Camastra [pictured] has since gained a Michelin star and been named as one of the best 100 chefs in the world. chick Klaudia Trzepizur is sending the internet nuts with her throaty melodies. But who is she?<p>A Polish singer has sent the internet into meltdown with her stunning rendition of Zombie by the 90’s Irish band The Cranberries.</p>Sat, 26 Jan 2019 16:30:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife rock chick Klaudia Trzepizur’s version of 90’s hit Zombie has clocked up over 6 million view and 12,000 likes since being posted on social media. gather in Warsaw to discuss their role in NATO<p>What is the role of women in international security, in NATO and more generally?</p>Sat, 26 Jan 2019 13:27:00 +0100News & Politics Insight launches its #WomenAreNATO initiative, which aims to develop women leaders’ voices and a network women experts in Central and Eastern Europe. on, girls! Warsaw company’s solar panel innovation could soon be CELLING like hot cakes<p>A Polish company is revolutionizing the solar panels industry with its use of unique perovskite cells.</p>Sat, 26 Jan 2019 12:11:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife and CTO at Saule Technologies Olga Malinkiewicz (L) and Katarzyna Zawodna, CEO of Skanska’s commercial development business in CEE, with one of the perovskite solar modules used to cover Warsaw’s Spark Skyscraper. Europe not understood by Western Europe - PM for CNN<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos to US TV channel CNN on Friday, said that there is lack of understanding by Western Europe of what is occurring in Central Europe.</p>Fri, 25 Jan 2019 21:04:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Europe not understood by Western Europe - PM for CNN don’t snack, says owner of ‘revolutionary’ sleep café<p>They may look like bizarre human cocoons, but these dangling sheets are actually a revolutionary new way of getting a cat nap.</p>Fri, 25 Jan 2019 19:26:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife from the ceiling of what designer Magdalena Filcek calls her ‘Sleep Café’ on Wrocław’s market square, the ‘beds’ are aimed at those looking to reduce stress by offering 20 minutes of relaxation. a 10-year-old Texan fell in love with Poland: Dorota Dąbrowska<p>America matters to Poland. Home to so many of the Polish diaspora, during the long years of communism America was a shining beacon of freedom, opulence and opportunity. Dorota Dąbrowska, Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland, grew up in Texas, but from the moment she visited Poland as a 10-year old, she was hooked. When many in Poland wanted to escape the country, she was determined to move to it. A chance meeting gave her the opportunity to do just that and she's never looked back.</p><p>Find out about Americans in Poland and the role of the American Chamber of Commerce in this interview, conducted by our host Patrick Ney.</p>Fri, 25 Jan 2019 17:18:00 +0100BusinessLifeHeart of Poland of Poland Dorota Dąbrowska’s Kirsty Hardial hits the streets with volunteer medics giving on-the-spot treatment to Warsaw’s homeless<p>Every Monday and Friday at 8 pm a group of volunteers band together at Warsaw Central Station to form Medicine on the Streets, a non-profit organization dedicated to the marginalized.</p>Fri, 25 Jan 2019 16:48:00 +0100NewsLife in 2010 by Anna Jastrzębska, Medicine on the Streets help the marginalized of society get medical attention. stars in ‘sex space’ film alongside Hollywood big guns Juliette Binoche and Robert Pattinson<p>A new film by award-winning director Claire Denis and starring Agata Buzek as the pilot of a doomed spaceship taking death-row inmates into outer space is set to make its worldwide premiere.</p>Fri, 25 Jan 2019 15:37:00 +0100Art & CultureNews in Space, High Life is a thriller dealing with desire, sexuality and moral dilemmas present on earth. lowers Poland's general deficit forecast to 1.7 pct in 2019<p>Global ratings agency Fitch has lowered its forecast of Poland's general government deficit to 1.7 percent from 2.2 percent of the country's GDP in 2019 and upheld, at 2.3 percent, its forecast for 2020, according to data released Friday.</p>Fri, 25 Jan 2019 15:21:00 +0100BusinessNews lowers Poland's general deficit forecast to 1.7 pct in 2019 UNICEF collects EUR 349,308 to aid Africa<p>UNICEF Poland collected over PLN 1.5 mln (EUR 349,308 ) for children in South Sudan, the organisation announced on Friday. The money will be used to treat children suffering from malnutrition.</p>Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:06:00 +0100NewsLife UNICEF collects EUR 349,308 to aid Africa, economic solutions among topics discussed by PM in Davos<p>Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Thursday commenting on his participation in the World Economic Forum said this year's debates focus on globalisation and future tax, economic, financial and political solutions.</p>Thu, 24 Jan 2019 21:28:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews, economic solutions among topics discussed by PM in Davos of Bernese Group on display at UN headquarters in Geneva<p>The history of the Bernese Group, a group of Polish and Jewish diplomats who forged foreign travel documents to save European Jews from the Holocaust during World War II, is the theme of an exhibition opened on Thursday in the UN seat in Geneva.</p>Thu, 24 Jan 2019 19:32:00 +0100HistoryNews of Bernese Group on display at UN headquarters in Geneva collection of unseen Zamoyski sculptures to return to Poland<p>The works of one of Poland’s most important 20<sup>th</sup> century sculptors are to be returned to Poland following an agreement signed at the Polish embassy in Paris.</p>Thu, 24 Jan 2019 18:57:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Zamoyski, 'Venus', 1936. well but could do better, says new report on Poland’s economy<p>With low unemployment and strong economic growth, the Polish economy is in good shape, but there is room for improvements in some areas, according to a new report.</p>Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:46:00 +0100BusinessNews“The rate of investment is key for long-term economic growth,” said ZPP’s chairman Cezary Kaźmierczak, introducing the report’s findings ahead of its launch in Warsaw on 24 January. devil: Meet the 90-year-old ex-soldier who has the only DEVIL museum in the country<p>“Personally, I don’t believe in the devil,” says 90-year-old Wiktoryn Grąbczewski sagely.</p>Thu, 24 Jan 2019 15:34:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Grąbczewski, 90, has been collecting devils for over 50 years and keeps them in the basement of his Warsaw home. scenario if British people decide to stay in EU - Polish PM<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told the BBC television in an interview aired on Thursday that it would be the best scenario regarding Brexit if the British people decided to remain in the EU.</p>Thu, 24 Jan 2019 14:23:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews scenario if British people decide to stay in EU - Polish PM of the net! Striker Piątek signs to AC Milan for record 35 million euros<p>Striker Krzysztof Piątek has been signed up to play for AC Milan for an incredible 35 million euros – the highest transfer in the history of Polish football.</p>Thu, 24 Jan 2019 12:56:00 +0100SportNewsątek becomes Poland’s biggest ever transfer after moving to AC Milan for 35 million euros. automotive components manufacturing plant to be built in Poland<p>The Korea Electric Terminal Company will spend up to PLN 90 mln (EUR 21.0 mln) to build a plant which will manufacture components for electric cars, in Zabrze, southern Poland.</p>Wed, 23 Jan 2019 20:19:00 +0100BusinessNews automotive components manufacturing plant to be built in Poland ancient city that won’t stop giving. On a trip to Cyprus TFN’s Joanna Jasińska finds plenty of archeological ‘secrets’ still being uncovered<p>After over 50 years or excavation in the ancient city of Nea Paphos, Cyprus, Polish archaeological missions are still uncovering new secrets of the community that lived there.</p>Wed, 23 Jan 2019 19:52:00 +0100ScienceHistoryNews panorama of Paphos Archaeological Park, the site of the ancient city Nea Paphos founded in the 4th century BC and over 50 years home to Polish archaeological excavations. controversial as he was inspirational, Ryszard Kapuściński remains one of the greatest war correspondents of all time, says TFN’s Jacek Borowski<p>By the time he died, Ryszard Kapuściński was already a legend in his own right.</p>Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:57:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews Kapuściński, Warsaw, December 14th, 2005. woman becomes head of Euratom Supply Agency<p>Agnieszka Kaźmierczak, a director at the European Commission since 2005, has been promoted to head the EU's Euratom Supply Agency (ESA).</p>Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:10:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews woman becomes head of Euratom Supply Agencyński back at the New York Met with ‘double-bill’ premiere<p>Acclaimed director Mariusz Treliński is revisiting two of his standout operas for a New York Met premiere.</p>Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:44:00 +0100Art & CultureNews to the critical acclaim heaped on the first performances of Iolanta by Tchaikovsky and Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Treliński is back at the New York Metropolitan Opera to present a totally new production of the two. fuel firm Orlen to open petrol stations in Slovakia<p>Dominant Polish fuel firm PKN Orlen is entering the retail market in Slovakia where the company will open fuel service stations under the Benzina brand, the firm announced in a press statement.</p>Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:10:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusiness fuel firm Orlen to open petrol stations in Slovakia man becomes Insta hit with his stunning pics of the Tatras – but not all is as it seems<p>A bearded mountain man has become an Instagram sensation after photos of him strolling through the Tatras appeared online sending tourists wild.</p>Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:54:00 +0100NewsLife photos of Gooral Zakolove have been causing quite a stir on social media with his stunning depictions of Polish mountain culture reinvigorated for a 2019 audience. 23.4 bln on rail investments in coming decade - Polish PM<p>Inaugurating the 1st Railway Development Congress in Warsaw on Wednesday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared that PLN 100 billion (EUR 23.4 billion) will be spent on railway investments in Poland in the coming 10 to 12 years.</p>Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:44:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusiness 23.4 bln on rail investments in coming decade - Polish PM’s ‘largest uprising’ EVER took place 153 years ago today<p>Poland’s largest national uprising of the 19th century broke out 156 years ago today.</p>Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:13:00 +0100History uprising broke out on Jan 22nd 1863. By April 1864 it was all over and thousands were executed or exiled to Siberia. Pictured: Jan Matejko’s oil on canvas entitled Polonia and showing Polish prisoners awaiting transportation to Siberia. trying to force Presidential Palace security barriers to undergo medical tests<p>The 36-year-old man, apprehended by officers of the State Protection Service (SOP), after he had had knocked down a policeman and tried to drive his car through security barriers in front of the Presidential Palace, has been taken to hospital.</p>Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:17:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews trying to force Presidential Palace security barriers to undergo medical tests boss agrees to invest 100 mln euros in e-battery factory at meeting with PM<p>German car company Mercedes-Benz Cars will produce electric batteries in Poland.</p>Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:55:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews’s a deal! Production on the new e-battery plant, which is expected to begin in mid-2020, is worth around 100 million euros and is likely to create around 200 jobs., here we come! Pawlikowski’s Cold War gets not one but THREE Oscar nominations<p>‘Cold War’ a black and white film telling the story of a turbulent relationship set against the realities of 50s/60s Europe, has been nominated for this year's Oscars.</p>Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:37:00 +0100Art & CultureNews for this year’s Oscars, Cold War is regarded as one of Poland’s best productions in recent years, sweeping up awards at film festivals across Europe. witness: The incredible tale of a 60s supermodel, a German aristocrat, a plot to kill Hitler and a crumbling 300-year-old palace<p>It was a wet and windy morning when Alexander Potocki and his fiancé arrived in the little village of Sztynort, northeast Poland.</p>Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:32:00 +0100HistoryLife witness: Set deep in the heart of the Polish lake district of Mazury and originally called Steinort, for 300 years the palace had been a seat of splendour for an aristocratic East Prussian family called von Lehndorff-Steinort. will present its tax collection policy in Davos - PM<p>At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Poland will show how it deals with the revenue side of the economy, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told public TV broadcaster TVP Info on Tuesday, the day the forum launches.</p>Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:10:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusiness will present its tax collection policy in Davos - PM sales rose 4.7 pct y/y in December - stats office<p>Poland's retail sales increased by 4.7 percent y/y on year and 12.9 percent m/m in December 2018, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:05:00 +0100BusinessNews sales rose 4.7 pct y/y in December - stats office for transitional N. I. backstop<p>Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz would like to see the Brexit-related backstop mechanism for Northern Ireland introduced temporarily, preferably for a 5-year period. According to Czaputowicz this would add momentum to the flouting Brexit negotiations.</p>Mon, 21 Jan 2019 20:23:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews for transitional N. I. backstop Brexit less than two months away, Polish firms doing business with UK are growing increasingly concerned<p>When it comes to what Brexit means for Polish firms, Jarosław Granat’s opinions are probably not uncommon.</p>Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:30:00 +0100BusinessNews mutual assurances between Poland and the UK, businesses are nervous about the impact Brexit will have on future trading. and Google boss meet for coffee and to ‘espresso’ their thoughts on boosting innovation<p>Google’s CEO Sundair Pichai visited Warsaw on 21 January to discuss the digital economy and innovation with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and other Central and Eastern European leaders.</p>Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:29:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews Morawiecki and Google CEO Sundair Pichai share a coffee as they take a stroll through Łazienki Park. weather forces Iceboat comp to move over 100 boats from Estonia to Poland by ROAD in just 24 hours<p>Nearly 140 boats have to be moved 1,000km from Estonia to Poland in a last minute rush for the start of the 2019 European Championships in Iceboating.</p>Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:59:00 +0100SportNews ice on Lake Śniardwy makes the Iceboating Championship in Poland from 22-25th of January possible. and Kraków to store ALL EU satellite data<p>Infrastructure which will store all of the EU’s satellite data is being constructed in Poland.</p>Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:44:00 +0100BusinessScienceNewsLife a key member of the European Space Agency, Poland is actively taking part in the development of the EU’s satellite systems.,500 Poles to take part in World Youth Day in Panama<p>Around 3,500 pilgrims from Poland, including 12 bishops and 200 priests will take part in World Youth Day (WYD) with Pope Francis in Panama on January 22-27, 2019.</p>Mon, 21 Jan 2019 13:27:00 +0100NewsLife,500 Poles to take part in World Youth Day in Panama times: TFN explores the origins and progress of Poland’s coffee revolution<p>The address: Wilcza. The venue: CoffeeDesk. It’s 11 a.m., Thursday, and no seats are free. Occupying them are a broad range of characters ranging from tattooed freelancers and late-starting execs, to bookworm students and whispering couples. All have coffee. Good coffee. Across Warsaw this scene, and variations thereof, is being replicated in the city’s estimated 40 or so specialty coffee dens. The capital, it appears, just can’t get enough.</p>Sun, 20 Jan 2019 19:37:00 +0100NewsLife is in the grip of a coffee revolution with high-quality brews found across the country. fundraiser returns to office<p>In a video published on Facebook, Jerzy Owsiak, the founder and head of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP), announced that he "is going back to work" and will again be the chairman of the WOŚP foundation.</p>Sun, 20 Jan 2019 19:18:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewsLife fundraiser returns to office all in the snow: video of a bear in winter becomes social media hit<p>A forester living in the wilds of the Bieszczady Mountains has had his 15 minutes of fame after he posted a video he made of a bear in the snow in which he gently asks why it hasn’t retired for hibernation.</p>Sun, 20 Jan 2019 16:21:00 +0100NewsLife bear Grzesiu comes to terms with the winter snow. film sets Conrad’s classic ‘Heart of Darkness’ in sand<p>Joseph Conrad’s classic novel ‘Heart of Darkness’ is getting a modern workover through the release of a new film that uses sand in its animation.</p>Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:43:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' has been turned into a film using sand for the animation. gas company PGNiG no longer active in Iran<p>Polish gas monopolist PGNiG's activity on the Soumar deposit in Iran wrapped up at the end of October 2018 following the restoration of US sanctions on this country, the company has announced, adding that the move was not requested by the Iranian side.</p>Sat, 19 Jan 2019 20:58:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews gas company PGNiG no longer active in Iran brutal truth: the man who loves the brutalism of architecture<p>David Navarro first came to Poland to pursue his love for Polish poster art. But the country striking architecture gripped his imagination, and before long he was publishing books on the subject in Zupagrafika publishing house, and had a burgeoning reputation as an expert on modernist architecture.</p>Sat, 19 Jan 2019 20:45:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife Navarro (L) and Martyna Sobecka (R) from Zupagrafika of mourning across the country as Gdańsk buries its murdered mayor<p>Mayor of Gdańsk Paweł Adamowicz, who died this week after being attacked during a charity event on Sunday, was buried on January 19 in his home city.</p><p>An estimated crowd of 45,000 packed into the historic heart of the city to follow the funeral mass, which was attended by President Andrzej Duda and Lech Wałęsa. The day before thousands had filed past his coffin as it lay in state at the city’s Solidarity museum.</p><p>Meanwhile people in other cities gathered together to pay their respects.</p>Sat, 19 Jan 2019 17:26:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewsLife sailors guard the remains of Paweł Adamowicz during the funeral mass. of thousands attend Gdańsk mayor's funeral<p>Around 45,000 people attended the funeral in Gdańsk (northern Poland) of the city's murdered mayor, Paweł Adamowicz, according to police estimates. Meanwhile in Warsaw, crowds watched the ceremony on public screens.</p>Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:37:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewsLife of thousands attend Gdańsk mayor's funeral artists among winners of International Classical Music Awards<p>The National Forum of Music, Krzysztof Warlikowski, and the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra were among the recipients of awards for audio discs and video at this year’s International Classical Music Awards (ICMA), announced on January 17.</p>Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:21:00 +0100Art & CultureNews artists among winners of International Classical Music Awards food on a roll as exports surge<p>Polish food exports hit a record high in 2018, according to a new report by the country’s National Centre for Agricultural Support. The centre found that hit EUR 29 billion, 4 percent more than the previous year and almost six times more than in 2004, when Poland joined the EU.</p>Sat, 19 Jan 2019 12:21:00 +0100BusinessNews show that Polish food exports in 2018 were up 4 percent on the previous year. 50,000 bid farewell to late Gdańsk mayor<p>Around 53,000 people gathered at the European Solidarity Centre (ECS) in Gdańsk on Friday to pay their final respects to the city's murdered mayor, Paweł Adamowicz.</p>Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:38:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewsLife 50,000 bid farewell to late Gdańsk mayor the translator behind some of the world’s biggest opera’s, Daniel Wyszogrodzki<p>Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables. You name it, Daniel Wyszagrodzki has sweated over every word of the world's most famous musicals. But translating star shows is just part of Daniel's rich career history. Since landing in New York as a young Polish boy in the 1980s, Daniel's love affair with music, theatre, travel and writing has seen him go around the world and write numerous books, including three this year! In this episode of Heart of Poland, Patrick Ney talks to Daniel about his career as a journalist, author and translator.</p>Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:09:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsHeart of Poland of Poland so good: Poland a world leader in furniture exports<p>Poland’s furniture business is booming.</p>Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:24:00 +0100BusinessNews Styl Group is the 3.rd biggest furniture producer in Europe the prize goes to… Katowice building up for prestigious Mies van der Rohe award<p>A building in Poland has been shortlisted for the prestigious European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.</p>Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:18:00 +0100Art & CultureNews prestigious Mies van der Rohe award recognises and commends excellence in European architecture in conceptual, social, cultural, technical and constructive terms. officials to attend Gdańsk mayor's funeral<p>Poland's current state officials including President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as well as a number of former heads of state and prime ministers will attend Saturday's funeral for murdered Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz.</p>Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:58:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews officials to attend Gdańsk mayor's funeral ‘quirky’ hobby to Paris fashion week: The designer street brand driving celebrities wild<p>A Polish fashion brand taking the celebrity world by storm is making its debut at this year’s Paris fashion week.</p>Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:31:00 +0100BusinessArt & CultureNews designer street wear brand, MISBHV, is debuting at Paris Fashion Week on Saturday.ńsk mayor killer planned attack in Warsaw<p>Stefan W. (name withheld), 27, who on January 13 fatally stabbed Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz during a charity event in the city, had also planned an attack in Warsaw, PAP has found out from a source close to the investigation.</p>Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:22:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewsńsk mayor killer planned attack in Warsaw of Auschwitz museum awarded 'Knight of the Legion of Honour'<p>Piotr Cywiński, Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, was bestowed the Legion of Honour in the rank of Chevalier (Knight) on Thursday by the French ambassador in Poland, Pierre Levy.</p>Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:04:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews of Auschwitz museum awarded 'Knight of the Legion of Honour'ław Niemen: The man behind the music that unites a nation<p>Reeling from shock following the assassination of Gdańsk mayor Paweł Adamowicz, Poles gathered across the country to honour the politician by lighting candles and playing Czesław Niemen’s anthemic “Strange Is This World”</p>Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:44:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryław Niemen, National Festival of Polish Song in Opole, June, 1973. announces national period of mourning<p>President Andrzej Duda on Thursday announced a period of national mourning following the tragic death of Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz. It will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and end at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.</p>Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:19:00 +0100News & Politics announces national period of mourningów researchers finally answer the question of how Ice Age cavemen killed mammoths<p>For years, scientists have pondered over the question of how cavemen killed six-ton, 3-metre-tall mammoths.</p>Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:40:00 +0100ScienceNews discovery made by Polish researchers in Kraków has finally answered the question of how cavemen killed mammoths during the Ice Age. forgotten history of Lublin brought to life in captivating new book<p>For those who love to get inside the soul of a city, a new book published in Polish and English offers just that by exploring the forgotten history of Lublin.</p>Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:20:00 +0100HistoryNews city’s rich cultural and architectural heritage is the focus of the book, written by art historian Joanna Zętar.'s HICP inflation up by 0.9 pct y/y in December - Eurostat<p>Poland's Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) grew by 0.9 percent year on year in December 2018, against a 1.1 percent increase in the previous month, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:55:00 +0100BusinessNews's HICP inflation up by 0.9 pct y/y in December - Eurostat beautiful miniature park takes visitors back in time to when Warsaw was 'Paris of the East'<p>There’s a 1944 song by the interwar crooner Adam Aston in which Warsaw – his Warsaw, with its willowy buildings oozing sophistication and luxury – is described as the ‘echo of a song that I sing always in my heart’.</p>Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:02:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Miniature Park has become a bastion of the old, pre-WWII Warsaw, exhibiting ten miniature models of some of the most iconic buildings of 20th Century Warsaw, all of which were obliterated by the war.'s List returns to cinemas<p>One of the most significant movies in the history of cinematography, Steven Spielberg's seven-Oscar-winning film 'Schindler's List' will be rescreened 25 years after its premiere on January 27 - International Holocaust Remembrance Day.</p>Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:39:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews Spielberg during the Polish premiere of 'Schindler's List'. Kraków 1994. did Ewa Demarczyk, the ‘Dark Angel of Polish Song’ disappear from public eye at the height of her career?<p>She was one of the most significant Polish singers of all time.</p>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:38:00 +0100Art & CultureHistory Demarczyk singing in her hometown Kraków, 1967. cyber commander warns countries to ‘wise up’ over the threat of cyber attacks<p>A former Commander General in the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) has said that tougher regulations are needed by countries to combat cyber attacks.</p>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:45:00 +0100News & Politics said each country had to work out its own means against cyber warfare, and stressed that such steps needed appropriate regulation. He also emphasised the need for response guidelines by organisations like NATO in case of a cyber attack on one of its members. who has 11 full Ironman Triathlons and 24-hour marathons under his belt now plans to be Ironman WORLD CHAMPION<p>An ‘Ironman’ pensioner is looking to take on the world by winning this year’s Ironman World Championships.</p>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:23:00 +0100SportNewsLife being 70-years-old, Marek Musiał has completed 11 Ironman triathlons and trains for 3 hours a day. The piano repairman from Bielsko-Biała isn’t thinking about slowing down anytime soon. of death: New book tells chilling untold story of how Stalin’s notorious NKVD turned Warsaw district into death centre<p>When the Red Army moved across the Vistula in Warsaw on 17 January 1945 as the last German units withdrew, the Soviets insisted on calling it a liberation.</p>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:33:00 +0100HistoryNews a Jewish students’ hall of residence, this building in the Praga district was turned into an NKVD detention and interrogation centre. It is now a police hotel. Mass for late Gdańsk mayor at noon on Saturday<p>A funeral Mass for the late Gdańsk mayor will take place at the St Mary's Basilica in the Baltic city at noon on Saturday.</p>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:51:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Mass for late Gdańsk mayor at noon on Saturday Świątek to play with Łukasz Kubot at Australian Open<p>Poles Iga Świątek and Łukasz Kubot gained the so-called 'wild card' and will play together at the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament, Artur Bochenek, from the Warsaw Sport Group Open, announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:18:00 +0100SportNews Świątek to play with Łukasz Kubot at Australian Open detain suspect for threatening to kill Donald Tusk<p>Police in the northern Polish city of Gdańsk have detained a 48-year-old local resident suspected of making telephone death threats against European Council President and former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.</p>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:23:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews detain suspect for threatening to kill Donald Tusk Brexit bad for UK, EU, Polish PM says after vote<p>A no-deal Brexit is a bad solution for both the United Kingdom and the European Union, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday after the British parliament rejected the UK-EU divorce deal brokered by British PM Theresa May.</p>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:37:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Brexit bad for UK, EU, Polish PM says after vote a new exhibition opens to celebrate the 150th birthday of an ‘immortal genius of the arts’, TFN explores the life and times of Stanisław Wyspiański<p>To celebrate the 150th birthday of one of Poland’s key cultural figures, the National Museum in Kraków has opened a new exhibition entitled “Wyspiański. Unknown” showing the artist’s work.</p>Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:25:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsław Wyspiański 'Self-Portrait with Wife', 1904. company to build factory in southern Poland<p>The Taiwanese company Iron Force will build an automotive accessories factory in Zabrze, southern Poland, by the end of 2023, which will give jobs to more than a hundred people, Polish Trade and Investment Agency (PAIH) said in a press release on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:53:00 +0100BusinessNews company to build factory in southern Poland Iga slams her way to second round of the Australian opener<p>Poland's Iga Świątek is through to the second round of the Australian Open after beating Romania's Ana Bogdan.</p>Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:21:00 +0100SportNews 17-year-old smashed her away to a 6-3, 3-6 and 6-4 victory in her first senior Grand Slam tournament. held on hate crime charges after calling for ‘more murders’ following Gdańsk mayor killing<p>Three men who called for ‘more murders’ following the killing of Gdańsk mayor Paweł Adamowicz have been detained.</p>Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:50:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Minister Joachim Brudziński said three men had been arrested for inciting hatred following killing of Gdańsk mayor Adam Adamowicz.‘Vocal countertenor sensation’ Philippe Jaroussky is to perform in Poland in 2019.<p>On July 3 the ICE Congress Centre in Kraków will host a concert by French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, known for his excellent performances of early music.</p>Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:12:00 +0100Art & Culture singer Philippe Jaroussky (category: singer of the year) poses with the award at the Echo Klassik 2016 classical music award ceremony in Berlin, 09 October 2016. Berlin Philharmonic to perform in Poland in February<p>Concert by the Berlin Philharmonic will highlight Poland's classical music scene in 2019.</p>Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:01:00 +0100Art & Culture Philharmonic of silence: Thousands turn out to mourn death of Gdańsk mayor murdered at charity event<p>Following the news that Gdańsk mayor Paweł Adamowicz had died after been attacked by a schizophrenic with a knife during the closing stages of a fundraising event for children, people took to the streets to pay their respects.</p>Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:53:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewsLife gathered across Poland following the murder of Gdańsk mayor, Paweł Adamowicz. In Gdańsk, Warsaw and Poznań vigils, marches and silences were held to honour the mayor.'s CPI in Poland at 1.1 pct y/y - stats office<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 1.1 percent year on year and remained flat month on month in December 2018, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:56:00 +0100BusinessNews's CPI in Poland at 1.1 pct y/y - stats office couple, diplomats pay homage to late Gdańsk mayor<p>President Andrzej Duda, his wife and foreign diplomats in Poland paid homage to Monday-deceased Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz, who died from knife wounds inflicted during a Sunday charity gala in Gdańsk.</p>Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:28:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews couple, diplomats pay homage to late Gdańsk mayor of a killer: Mayor murderer was schizophrenic bank robber, say officials<p>While being in jail, Stefan W. was diagnosed as having schizophrenia. He was under constant medical control while serving a jail term for bank robberies, PAP has unofficially determined.</p>Mon, 14 Jan 2019 21:29:00 +0100News & Politicsł Adamowicz's killer underwent psychiatric treatment in jail. pour in after death of Gdańsk Mayor<p>Condolences are coming in from around the world after the Monday death of Gdańsk, north Poland, Mayor Paweł Adamowicz. Adamowicz died of wounds inflicted by a knife attack on Sunday evening during a nationwide charity gala in Gdańsk.</p>Mon, 14 Jan 2019 18:17:00 +0100News & Politics pour in after death of Gdańsk Mayor president, PM grieve over Gdańsk mayor's death<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and PM Mateusz Morawiecki have expressed sorrow over the death of Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz, who was stabbed onstage in his city during a nationwide charity event on Sunday. Adamowicz died of wounds on Monday afternoon.</p>Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:53:00 +0100 president, PM grieve over Gdańsk mayor's deathńsk mayor dies after ex-con plunges knife into his heart during children’s charity event<p>Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz has died after being repeatedly stabbed during a charity event on Sunday.</p>Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:56:00 +0100News & Politicsńsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz had been waving sparklers during the closing stages of the charity fundraiser.‘Harrowing’ documentary winning hearts and nominations wows at NY Film Noir screening<p>A Polish documentary feature film about a dysfunctional family has been shortlisted to be an Oscar nomination in the Best Documentary Feature category.</p>Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:01:00 +0100Art & CultureNews is Anna Zamecka’s (pictured with actor Ed Harris) directorial debut. commemorating Stanisław Wyspiański<p>January 15 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Stanisław Wyspiański.</p>Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:46:00 +0100Life of Stanisław Wyspiański's industrial production up in November - Eurostat<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 5.3 percent year on year in November 2018, after a growth of 5.0 percent in October, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Monday.</p>Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:04:00 +0100BusinessNews's industrial production up in November - Eurostat Orchestra of Christmas Charity finale raises over EUR 21.4 mln<p>The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP) raised more than PLN 92 mln (EUR 21.4 mln) during its 27th finale on Sunday, WOŚP has told PAP. This year, Poland's biggest fundraising event collected funds to purchase equipment for children's hospitals.</p>Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:11:00 +0100NewsLife final amount of charity event will be officially announced by the head of the WOŚP Foundation Jurek Owsiak, in March. encounter: passengers take to the metro in their underwear<p>Some of the bold and the brave of Warsaw shed their inhibitions on Sunday and took to the Warsaw underground to ride it minus their trousers.</p>Sun, 13 Jan 2019 22:23:00 +0100NewsLife residents of all shapes and sizes descended on the capital's underground to ride the subway trouserless. condemns attack on Gdańsk mayor<p>The Polish PM condemned the attack on the mayor of Gdansk (northern Poland) during the 27th finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP) in the Baltic city of Gdańsk on Sunday evening.</p>Sun, 13 Jan 2019 21:23:00 +0100Newsł Adamowicz was attacked by a man while he was on stage. He was immediately taken to hospital. His condition is serious. Orchestra of Christmas Charity finale on Sunday<p>Poland's Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP) held its 27th finale on Sunday to collect funds for equipment for children's hospitals.</p>Sun, 13 Jan 2019 20:55:00 +0100NewsLife the 26 years of its operations, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity has collected ca. PLN 951 million (EUR 221.68 million).'s ski jumper wins World Cup Large Hill on Sunday<p>Dawid Kubacki of Poland won the World Cup Men's Individual Large Hill ski jumping competition in Predazzo, Italy, on Sunday.</p>Sun, 13 Jan 2019 20:44:00 +0100SportNews's ski jumper wins World Cup Large Hill on Sunday Lights: Warsaw’s neon revival<p>On an empty, rain slicked street, a tram emerges from the blackness, rumbling and rolling under the soft, sensual light of a glimmering neon sign. In moments, it’s gone; again, we are alone, the only colour coming from the pulsating glow of neon and its reflection in the puddles.</p>Sun, 13 Jan 2019 19:47:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryLife a bright light in the dour days of communism, neon now has a new and young following. skater wins gold at Short Track Speed Skating Championships<p>Poland's Natalia Maliszewska has won gold at the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht, the Netherlands.</p>Sun, 13 Jan 2019 19:19:00 +0100SportNews skater wins gold at Short Track Speed Skating Championships salt mine attracts record number of visitors in 2018<p>Nearly 1.75 million tourists from 170 countries visited the Wieliczka salt mine, outside the southern Polish city of Kraków in 2018, 50,000 more than in the previous year, Zbigniew Zarębski head of the mine told PAP.</p>Sun, 13 Jan 2019 15:56:00 +0100NewsLife salt mine attracts record number of visitors in 2018’s "biggest" roofed water park aims to open with a splash this year<p>One of Europe’s biggest water parks is on course to open this year, bringing it with some 32 slides, pools covering 3,500 square metres and a “water jungle”.</p>Sun, 13 Jan 2019 15:41:00 +0100SportNewsLife soon. The water park, say the developers, will be the biggest roofed water park in Europe., cigarettes and film: the punishing lifestyle of Krzysztof Kieślowski<p>Krzysztof Kieślowski, the internationally acclaimed film director, led a lifestyle that would have driven a health expert to drink, with the famed filmmaker fuelled by nothing more than caffeine, nicotine and occasional trips to McDonalds when abroad.</p>Sun, 13 Jan 2019 12:05:00 +0100Art & CultureLifeślowski: apparently smoked an “absurd” number of cigarettes. government prepares Brexit bill on rights of Britons in Poland<p>The Polish government has prepared a bill regulating the immigration status of British citizens residing in Poland after the UK’s planned departure from the European Union in March.</p>Sat, 12 Jan 2019 20:36:00 +0100News & PoliticsLife"Vote Leave" poster which appeared across the UK to encourage people to vote for Brexit. in the fast lane: the incredible life and times of Józef Czapski<p>Few people would dispute the fact that the life of Józef Czapski reads as if it was lifted from the pages of a thriller. The aristocrat, who died on January 12, 26 years ago, led a life packed with adventure, and at times contradiction, which took him through three wars, a spell of pacifism, and high-art culture.</p>Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:50:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryLifeózef Czapski was born into a Polish aristocratic family on April 3, 1896 in Prague, and was given the full name of Józef Maria Emeryk Franciszek Ignacy Hutten-Czapski family. He was the son of Count Jerzy Czapski and Józefa née von Thun-Hohenstein. tennis star Agnieszka Radwańska honoured by president<p>Agnieszka Radwańska, one of Poland’s most successful tennis players of all time and one of the leading lights of the international women’s game over the last decade, has been honoured by President Andrzej Duda.</p>Sat, 12 Jan 2019 15:06:00 +0100SportNews Andrzej Duda (L), Agnieszka Radwańska (C) and Minister Witold Bańka (R). Polish city of Łódź to celebrate 22nd Judaism Day<p>A special service celebrated by Łódź metropolitan bishop Grzegorz Ryś and Łódź rabbi Dawid Szychowski and a conference in the city's Marek Edelman Dialogue Centre will mark the 22nd Judaism Day on January 17.</p>Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:23:00 +0100HistoryNewsLife Polish city of Łódź to celebrate 22nd Judaism Day so grave: archaeologists discover “prince’s” tomb full of ancient treasure<p>An ancient tomb packed with riches has been unearthed by archaeologists in the northern region of Mazowieckie, east of the River Vistula.</p>Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:06:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLife archaeologists have uncovered the ancient tomb of what they believe to be is the grave of a wealthy local leader. to host Middle East focused conference in Poland next month<p>The United States will hold a global conference in Poland devoted to the situation in the Middle East, especially in Iran, the US Department of State informed on Friday. The conference is scheduled on February 13-14.</p>Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:44:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews to host Middle East focused conference in Poland next month boffs send filmmakers wild with their new comic-strip maker<p>A group of IT students are sending filmmakers and comic book publishers into a frenzy with a new algorithm which can convert film into a comic strip.</p>Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:38:00 +0100Art & CultureScienceNews tool works by choosing the most important frames and arranges them into a clear and accurate graphically illustrated story, like here with scenes from Star Wars. scientists who laser-scanned ancient city of Samarkand open exhibition to show off their work<p>A new exhibition curated by scientists from the Lublin University of Technology will open today to showcase their first expedition to the ancient city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan and their growing cooperation with the academics from the Samarkand State University (SamSU).</p>Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:12:00 +0100ScienceNews high tech scanners, which were brought over from the Computer Science Institute to Uzbekistan, are designed to scan historic objects in order to measure their exact dimensions for cataloging. The tool also proves incredibly helpful in digitally reconstructing decayed artifacts in 3D for restoration planning. and Chinese national detained for spying - security agency<p>Piotr D., a Pole, and Wejing W., a Chinese national, (full names withheld under Polish law) were arrested by the Polish Internal Security Agency (ABW) on Tuesday and charged with spying.</p>Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:41:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews and Chinese national detained for spying - security agency American who conquered Polish hearts: Interview with singer Nick Sinckler<p>Originally from the USA, Nick Sinckler conquered Polish hearts when he appeared on a Polish singing competition back in 2010. Viewers were blown away by his incredible voice and his positive outlook on life. Since then Nick has gone on to tour Poland and the world and work with dozens of top Polish singers and producers - and has never lost his sunny disposition. During the show Nick sings two acapella versions from his Polish language album 11x11. Discover how Nick moved to Poland and built up his career, the adventures and challenges he faced along the way and what he loves and dislikes about the country. The show is hosted by Patrick Ney.</p>Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:07:00 +0100Art & CultureLifeHeart of Poland with singer Nick Sinckler to her word: Kulczyk’s eagerly awaited mountain-top art museum opens to the public with ‘feminist’ exhibition<p>A new museum in Switzerland founded by one of the richest Poles, Grażyna Kulczyk, has opened with a “feminist” exhibition showcasing women artists, including several Poles.</p>Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:40:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Susch is located in the town of Susch in the Engadin valley, in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, on the site of a 12th Century monastery. collection of writings by Czesław Miłosz show author’s ‘internal dilemmas’ in the face of totalitarianism<p>Few writers have captured the dilemmas faced by 20th Century intellectuals caught between fascism and communism as well as Polish poet Czesław Miłosz, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.</p>Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:51:00 +0100Art & CultureHistory writers have captured the dilemmas faced by 20th Century intellectuals caught between fascism and communism as well as Polish poet Czesław Miłosz, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980. Bagiński: From lowly student to executive producer of Netflix series ‘The Witcher’<p>Tomasz Bagiński, once a prodigy child of Polish computer-aided animation, does not deny the roots he grew from. But today, as a mature and experienced creator, he preferred to be referred as film-maker and producer.</p>Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:50:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Bagiński, born January 10, 1976 in Białystok, a renowned Polish film-maker. hunters swamp Baltic coast in search of amber stones<p>Crowds have descended on the beaches of the Baltic in the hope of finding amber thrown up by a storm.</p>Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:51:00 +0100NewsLife a storm on the Baltic, beaches in the Gdańsk area were swamped with people searching for amber. speaker congratulates new head of US House of Representatives<p>Polish Sejm (lower house) Speaker Marek Kuchciński congratulated Nancy Pelosi on her selection as the head of the United States House of Representatives. He expressed hope that the excellent relations between Poland and USA will continue to develop.</p>Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:11:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews speaker congratulates new head of US House of Representatives lover turns plastic bottles into fancy eco-friendly yoga pants - and they are comfier than they sound<p>An entrepreneurial Yoga enthusiast is promoting her love for mother earth by setting up the first company in Poland to produce stylish yoga pants made from recycled plastic bottles.</p>Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:06:00 +0100BusinessNews in 2015, Natalia has been sourcing the recycled fabric in Europe and producing the yoga pants for the Polish market. victims of Nazi German ghetto honoured in Poland<p>The Roma victims of a World War II-era Jewish ghetto were honoured in a ceremony in the central Polish city of Łódź on Thursday.</p>Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:28:00 +0100HistoryNews victims of Nazi German ghetto honoured in Poland organisations join forces to aid Yemenis<p>Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) and Caritas Polska have joined forces to help people in Yemen. Funds conveyed by the two organisations will be spent on additional medical equipment at a local Yemeni clinic.</p>Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:55:00 +0100NewsLife organisations join forces to aid Yemenis snow maze bigger than TEN tennis courts is the world’s largest<p>The world’s biggest snow maze, with dozens of winding alleys and walls made of ice two-metres thick, has returned to the ski resort of Zakopane.</p>Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:55:00 +0100SportNewsLife in Zakopane, this is the biggest snow maze in the world photographer captures ‘mind-blowing’ images of distant galaxies – from his MUM’S GARDEN<p>A photography enthusiast is sending the internet wild with his stunning pictures of outer space.</p>Wed, 09 Jan 2019 20:03:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife the creation of Cosmos, this was taken in the African wilderness. The photo shows two swirling nebula as they appear to fight for dominance. According to Jesionkiewicz the southern hemisphere has many more starry delights to display. Which is why he is planning on dismantling his garden observatory and possibly reinvesting the money into an observatory project in Chile.'s Monetary Council leaves interest rates unchanged<p>Poland's Monetary Policy Council (RPP) left the country's interest rates unchanged on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 09 Jan 2019 17:26:00 +0100BusinessNews's Monetary Council leaves interest rates unchanged painting on the left is worth around $90 million, the other was done by an ORANGUTAN and is now up for auction<p>A painting by an orangutan has been put up for auction to help raise money for charity.</p>Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:54:00 +0100NewsLife Raja the orangutan’s abstract piece in non-toxic poster paints (R) is not as valuable as Cy Twombly’s Ferragosto (1961) masterpiece (L), the ape’s creation is still doing well at auction. can Poland maintain its economic growth, asks economist Marcin Piątkowski<p>Thirty years after the fall of communism in 1989, what can Poland do to maintain its impressive growth and strengthen its economic position in the European Union?</p>Wed, 09 Jan 2019 14:17:00 +0100BusinessLife incomes, open borders, access to the Internet, and the accession to the European Union have allowed Poland to participate in the global economic, social, cultural and technological progress to an extent never experienced before.'s unemployment rate at 3.8 percent in November - Eurostat<p>Poland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate unemployment rate remained flat month on month at 3.8 percent in November 2018, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:19:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife's unemployment rate at 3.8 percent in November - Eurostat new biography lifts the lid on ‘stage sorceress’ Hanka Ordonówna<p>Known as the “sorceress of the stage”, Hanka Ordonówna charmed theatre and cinema audiences in interwar Poland with her songs and cabaret performances.</p>Wed, 09 Jan 2019 11:55:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews Ordonówna is perhaps best known for her 1933 song 'Miłość Ci wszystko wybaczy' (Love will forgive you everything) written by two of interwar Poland’s cultural luminaries – composer Henryk Wars and poet Julian Tuwim.'s Modlin airport serviced over 3 mln passengers in 2018<p>Warsaw Modlin Airport serviced 3,081,966 mln passengers in 2018, the airport has reported. The figure represents a 5.1 percent growth compared to last year.</p>Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:01:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife's Modlin airport serviced over 3 mln passengers in 2018's GDP growth to reach 4.0 pct in 2019 - World Bank<p>Poland's economic growth will reach 4.0 percent in 2019, the World Bank has announced, having revised upwards its October 2018 forecast of 3.9 percent.</p>Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:19:00 +0100BusinessNews's GDP growth to reach 4.0 pct in 2019 - World Bank backs EC in combating disinformation<p>Poland supports the EC's plan to fight disinformation, Poland's European affairs minister Konrad Szymański said after a Tuesday meeting of EU European ministers in brussels.</p>Tue, 08 Jan 2019 20:14:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews backs EC in combating disinformationŁódź has Poland's 1st multi-generational home<p>Poland's first multi-generational home is ready for use in Łódź, central Poland, city authorities informed on Tuesday. The renovated building's tenants will be disabled persons, seniors and families with children.</p>Tue, 08 Jan 2019 19:49:00 +0100NewsLifeŁódź has Poland's 1st multi-generational home looking to hire more staff in 2019<p>Over 80 percent of Polish firms are looking to take on more employees and raise salaries in 2019, according to a new report.</p>Tue, 08 Jan 2019 18:57:00 +0100BusinessNews majority of employers plan to recruit, employ and undertake activities directed at preventing employees from leaving the company.'s exports rise by 4.3 pct y/y in November - business chamber<p>Poland's exports increased by 4.3 percent year on year and fell 3.2 percent month on month in November 2018, Piotr Soroczyński, the chief economist with the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG), said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 08 Jan 2019 18:04:00 +0100BusinessNews's exports rise by 4.3 pct y/y in November - business chamber Cybulski: Chronicle of a Death Foretold<p>The death of Poland’s most popular film actor was a tragic accident. But to an extent it wasn’t a surprise. Zbigniew Cybulski, known as the “Polish James Dean” for his nonconformist roles and early death, diced with death and trains throughout his life.</p>Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:36:00 +0100Art & CultureHistory film star Zbigniew Cybulski in Tadeusz Konwicki's film 'Salto', 1965. from 20-year-old producer going for gold in prestigious Hollywood festival<p>A short film by an up-and-coming young film maker has been shortlisted for Hollywood’s 48 International Short Film Festival awards.</p>Tue, 08 Jan 2019 13:39:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsóbel inspects a camera. The young film-maker produced and directed the movie himself. man behind Polański’s ‘dark and disturbing’ The Tenant, Roland Topor would have been 80 today<p>It is easy to see how Topor’s 1964 novel Le Locataire chimérique (The Tenant) is more than a discreet nod to this ancestry.</p>Mon, 07 Jan 2019 20:37:00 +0100Art & Culture Polański film Le Locataire chimérique (The Tenant) was based upon Roland Topor’s chilling novel of the same name exploring identity and alienation., up and a YAY! Kubacki soars to victory with record-breaking ski jump<p>Ski jumping ace Dawid Kubacki has set a new hill record during qualifying jumps at the Four Hills Ski Tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria.</p>Mon, 07 Jan 2019 17:31:00 +0100SportNews Kubacki beat off rivals yesterday (Sunday 6th Jan), soaring an incredible 145-metres into the air at the Paul-Außerleitner-Ski Jump, one of the biggest in the world.’t let U.S. down! Tulia forced to cancel first U.S. gig after being REFUSED entry ahead of NBA debut<p>Polish folk band Tulia, who have taken the internet by storm with their quirky ‘screechy’ singing, have cancelled a planned NBA performance in America due to ‘visa issues’.</p>Mon, 07 Jan 2019 16:42:00 +0100Art & CultureSportNews long awaited performance of Tulia at the NBA has been cancelled due to travel authorization issues. sales in Poland up y/y in November - Eurostat<p>Polish retail sales grew by 4.7 percent year on year in November 2018 after a 4.8 percent increase in October. Month on month, retail sales rose by 2.1 percent, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 07 Jan 2019 15:13:00 +0100BusinessNews sales in Poland up y/y in November - Eurostat 'Brit of good news' for opera director as he receives Polish citizenship for outstanding work promoting Polish culture<p>Leading Brit opera director David Pountney has been awarded Polish citizenship in honour of his work with Polish music.</p>Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:42:00 +0100Art & CultureNews the ceremony, the 71-year-old director of the Welsh National opera said he was proud of his ties to Polish culture. inaugurates Warsaw-London City route<p>PLL LOT, on Monday, inaugurated its Warsaw-London City connection. Due to a short runway and a steep approach angle at the London City (LCY) airport, LOT has acquired four Embraer 190 passenger planes to specifically handle connections to LCY.</p>Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:49:00 +0100 inaugurates Warsaw-London City route Un-Finnish-Ed Business: a historic village-style community in the heart of Warsaw is teaching the city how to live for tomorrow<p>The year is 1945, and as the fragmented remnants of the Polish capital’s pre-war population stream back to Warsaw they are met with a scene of apocalyptic devastation. Eighty-five percent of their town smoulders in ruins and whole communities have been destroyed. But there is hope. Despite Stalin’s long, dark shadow, there is an urgency and ambition to rebuild from scratch.</p>Sun, 06 Jan 2019 21:16:00 +0100HistoryNewsLife to Poland by the Soviet Union several hundred ready-to-assemble cabins were delivered to the country, ninety-five of which were swiftly erected in the area of Jazdów. sends Xmas wishes to Orthodox Church<p>I want to convey my most cordial wishes to all members of the Eastern Church in Poland. Let this feast bring you happiness, understanding, forgiveness and warmth, PM Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted on the eve of the Orthodox Church's Christmas Day (on or around January 7).</p>Sun, 06 Jan 2019 19:56:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewsLife sends Xmas wishes to Orthodox Church for opening business lobbying centre in Brussels<p>Poland's Entrepreneurship and Technology Ministry has expressed its support for the opening in Brussels of a business lobbying centre for Polish entrepreneurs.</p>Sun, 06 Jan 2019 19:28:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews for opening business lobbying centre in Brussels Kings take to the streets in Christmas cavalcades<p>Take a stroll through a town on January 6 and there is a fair chance you’ll run into the Three Wise Men backed by a procession.</p><p>The recounting the story of the Nativity of Jesus in the form of a play called Jasełka has been an important part of Polish Christmas’s celebrations for centuries, and the three kings have always been an important part of the pageant.</p><p>For a long, long time the plays were held in churches and schools but in 2009 teachers and pupils at the Żagle private school moved the traditional Jasełka onto the streets of Warsaw making it similar to the traditional Spanish or Mexican cavalcades of the Magi.</p><p>The idea was so popular that within a few years it had spread across the country. The small suburban town of Nadarzyn lying to the south-east of Warsaw, for example, has had its own cavalcade for five years now, with more and more faithful of St. Clement’s, the local parish, taking part both as actors and spectators. Bursting with colour and joy, the cavalcades are seen as evidence how old traditions can be given a new lease of life.</p>Sun, 06 Jan 2019 16:29:00 +0100NewsLife kings serve up doughnuts as a festive snack during a procession.Łódź’s Jewish community plans to build first new synagogue in Poland since Second World War<p>The Jewish community in Łódź is planning to build the first new synagogue in Poland since the Second World War. Construction of the synagogue, which will stand on Pomorska Street 18 next to the current Jewish community building, is due to start in the spring.</p>Sun, 06 Jan 2019 12:22:00 +0100NewsLife new synagogue will be able to hold around 100 worshippers and will be open to non-Jews. researchers develop method to recycle pharmaceutical packaging<p>Researchers from the University of Łódź, central Poland have patented an innovative method to effectively recover aluminum and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from pharmaceutical blister waste.</p>Sun, 06 Jan 2019 09:11:00 +0100ScienceNews researchers develop method to recycle pharmaceutical packaging From The Underground: cats & vodka in the subterranean depths of Warsaw’s Palace Of Culture<p>Loved by some, loathed by more, no building in Poland matches Warsaw’s Palace of Culture &amp; Science (PKiN) for size, stories and controversy.</p>Sat, 05 Jan 2019 21:09:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLife the Palace of Culture lurks another world little seen by the general public. Central Station named after Polish composer<p>Stanisław Moniuszko, an outstanding 19th-century Polish composer, dubbed father of the Polish national opera, was named the patron of the Central Railway Station in Warsaw on Saturday.</p>Sat, 05 Jan 2019 18:55:00 +0100News & PoliticsArt & CultureNews Central Station named after Polish composer vie for chequered flag in dangerous and sometimes lethal Dakar Rally<p>Eleven Poles will get behind the wheel to take part in the gruelling and dangerous Dakar Rally that snakes its way through 5,500 kilometres of punishing Peruvian landscapes.</p>Sat, 05 Jan 2019 15:37:00 +0100SportNewsński’s Mini battles through the dust. This year he’s aiming for a podium finish.Łódź rings in “year of Marek Edelman” as city remembers one of its most famous sons<p>The people of Łódź gathered together on Friday to honour the extraordinary life of one of their most eminent and loved former citizens, Marek Edelman – Warsaw Ghetto fighter, Warsaw Uprising insurgent, distinguished doctor and social activist.</p>Sat, 05 Jan 2019 12:02:00 +0100HistoryNews Edelman. Born 100 years ago, he fought in two uprisings and went on to become one of Łódź's most famous sons. airport services over 17 mln passengers in 2018<p>Warsaw's Chopin Airport, Poland's largest international airport, serviced a record-high 17.76 million passenger last year, 12.7 percent more than in 2017, the airport announced on Friday.</p>Sat, 05 Jan 2019 10:31:00 +0100BusinessNews airport services over 17 mln passengers in 2018 Museum attracts over 2 mln visitors in 2018<p>Over 2.15 million people visited the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz, in southern Poland in 2018, the Auschwitz Museum wrote on its website on Friday. This is almost 50,000 more visitors than in 2017.</p>Fri, 04 Jan 2019 18:59:00 +0100HistoryNews Museum attracts over 2 mln visitors in 2018‘Floating’ house made of MIRRORS is perfect place for quiet reflection<p>Amid the sounds of woodland creatures, earthy scents and towering 100 year old pines, there sits a reality-altering home on the outskirts of the Polish forest, Kampinos.</p><p>Aptly named Mirror Home, the two-storey family house, which is located an hour away from the capital, Warsaw, &nbsp;was conceptualised by award winning architect Marcin Tomaszewski and his studio, REFORM.&nbsp;</p><p>Tomaszewski told TFN: “Mirror Home is unique for many reasons. Due to the extensive, naturally tree-lined plot, an important decision to make was how to merge the location of the house, the design, and its relationship with the environment.”</p><p>The structure hangs seemingly suspended in a grassy forest clearing, disturbing none of the surrounding environment. But the mind-warping ‘hover’ effect of the home is actually owed to the clever reflective panels covering the lower half of the building.</p><p>Since its creation in 2015, the building has made some noise on the design scene, even scooping up the German design special award in 2016.</p>Fri, 04 Jan 2019 18:46:00 +0100Art & CultureLife Marcin Tomaszewski told TFN: In order not to dominate such a beautiful environment by architecture, we decided to design a two story house that is formed of two horizontally configured blocks. The house's lower story is clad with reflective paneling. think tank teams up with PKO Bank Polski for cybersecurity conference<p>As part of a movement to fortify Poland’s future growth and strengthen Polish and US relations, American think tank Atlantic Council and PKO Bank Polski have announced a major cyber conference to be held this month.</p>Fri, 04 Jan 2019 13:55:00 +0100BusinessNews two day conference will dive into topics such as the role of innovation, combating disinformation, cloud technologies, critical infrastructure protection, and cybersecurity education and will include high profile speakers from both Poland, Europe and the US. classical music artists to perform in Poland this year<p>Concerts by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees and performances by violinist Isabelle Faust and countertenor Philippe Jaroussky will highlight Poland's classical music scene in 2019.</p>Fri, 04 Jan 2019 13:35:00 +0100Art & CultureNews classical music artists to perform in Poland this year hideout of man who escaped Treblinka death camp TWICE found beneath old barn<p>A Polish woman whose grandparents helped save Jews during WWII by hiding them in their home made a startling discovery when she was clearing out an old barn and found a secret hiding place.</p>Fri, 04 Jan 2019 12:48:00 +0100HistoryNews hideout was found in an old barn which used to belong to Aleksander Smolak (insert) who built it as reserve hideout only to be used in particularly dangerous moments.'s CPI inflation in Poland at 1.1 pct y/y - stats office<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 1.1 percent year on year and remained unchanged month on month in December 2018, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported in a flash estimate on Friday.</p>Fri, 04 Jan 2019 11:35:00 +0100BusinessNews's CPI inflation in Poland at 1.1 pct y/y - stats office’s the Daddy! ‘Father of Polish opera’ commemorated by having WHOLE of 2019 dedicated to him<p>To mark the 200th anniversary of composer, conductor and musician Stanisław Moniuszko’s birth, 2019 is to named the Year of Moniuszko.</p>Thu, 03 Jan 2019 21:08:00 +0100Art & CultureHistory’s lower chamber of Parliament declared that 2019 has been dedicated to the ‘Father of Polish Opera’ Stanisław Moniuszko.’s first femme fatale would be 122 today. And she was Polish!<p>The first European star of Hollywood’s silver screen, Poland’s Pola Negri, was born 122 years ago today.</p>Thu, 03 Jan 2019 18:20:00 +0100Art & CultureHistory in numerous films for Paramount Pola Negri established herself as one of the most popular actresses of the silent era, achieving fame for roles as a femme fatale.ów airport handles over 6 mln passengers in 2018<p>The Kraków-Balice International Airport in southeastern Poland handled a record-high 6,769,369 passengers last year, 16 percent more than in 2017, the airport announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:35:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifeów airport handles over 6 mln passengers in 2018 discover ancient fortress was used to guard port that sent elephants to war<p>An ancient fortress that protected a Red Sea port which sent elephants to war has been discovered in Egypt by Polish archeologists.</p>Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:20:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLife 2,300-year-old fortress, and associated structures, which protected an ancient port called Berenike, have been discovered in Egypt by the Red Sea. This photo shows a fragment of the northern defense wall of Berenike uncovered in the 2013 season. mushrooms? Could fungus found in Polish forest help cure cancer?<p>Fungus found in a Polish forest could be used as a potential cure for bowel cancer, according to research in at the Medical University and the University of Technology in Białystok.</p>Thu, 03 Jan 2019 12:07:00 +0100ScienceNews noted that after carrying out tests on both physiological cells and colon cancer cells grown in laboratories, the fungus could contain properties which restrict the growth of bowel cancer. Symphony Orchestra to perform one concert in Poland<p>The BBC Symphony Orchestra will give its only concert in Poland on Jan. 6. Those in attendance at the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in the north-western city of Szczecin will have the opportunity to listen to Polish music played by British musicians.</p>Thu, 03 Jan 2019 09:33:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Symphony Orchestra to perform one concert in Poland pledges 1 mln Euro to help fund construction of museum at former Nazi-German death camp Sobibór<p>The German government has promised funding of EUR 1 million for the museum complex currently being built at the site of the former German extermination camp in Sobibór in eastern Poland.</p>Wed, 02 Jan 2019 19:03:00 +0100HistoryNewsór was a Nazi German extermination camp built and operated by the SS during WWII. The camp was part of the secretive Operation Reinhard, the deadliest phase of the Holocaust in German-occupied Poland.’s Top Guns take control of patrolling skies over Baltic States<p>Polish F-16 fighter pilots have taken over policing the skies over the Baltic States.</p>Wed, 02 Jan 2019 15:32:00 +0100News & Politics’s F16 fighter jets have taken over from Belgium to control the skies over the Baltic States .’s a world record! After six years artist’s work FINALLY recognised as being a record breaker<p>An artist’s dream of having his wall art recognised as being the largest pencil mural in the world has finally come true after it was officially declared by the Guinness Book of Records.</p>Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:19:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Krawczak from the Mazowsze town of Grójec spent 48 days working five or six hours a day on his huge sketch which covers an area of 85.02 square metres and depicts a faithful representation of the town’s market square from 1867. PM expects big changes in Brussels after European elections<p>The Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki has told The Financial Times that this year's elections to the European Parliament" will lead to big changes for Brussels." He also criticised the EC's actions regarding judicial reforms in Poland.</p>Wed, 02 Jan 2019 13:19:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews PM expects big changes in Brussels after European elections archaeologists discover unique Mayan bathhouse in Guatemala<p>Polish archaeologists have discovered in the ancient Mayan city of Nakum in Guatemala a unique, over 2,500 years old steam bath carved in the rock.</p>Wed, 02 Jan 2019 13:12:00 +0100ScienceHistoryNews archaeologists discover unique Mayan bathhouse in Guatemala Council of Christians and Jews awards Greek-Catholic priest<p>A Greek-Catholic priest from the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God Church in Komańcza (south-east Poland) is the laureate of the Father Roman Indrzejczyk award for 2018.</p><p><br></p>Tue, 01 Jan 2019 22:43:00 +0100NewsLife Council of Christians and Jews awards Greek-Catholic priest anniversary of reintroduction of European bison to Polish forest<p>New publications and scientific conferences are part of the activities planned by the Białowieża National Park in 2019 to mark the 90th anniversary of the reintroduction of European bison to the Białowieża Forest, in northeastern Poland.</p>Tue, 01 Jan 2019 22:04:00 +0100HistoryLife anniversary of reintroduction of European bison to Polish forest future’s bright for Poland’s economy<p>Despite trade tensions between the world’s major economies as well as the expected global economic slowdown that is likely to affect Poland’s main trading partner, Germany, the country’s economy is expected to continue growing this year although at a smaller pace than in 2018.</p>Tue, 01 Jan 2019 14:51:00 +0100BusinessNews three quarters of 2018, Poland’s economy grew by an annual 5.1 percent, exceeding estimates by most economists. the teenage guitar sensation whose incredible finger work has sent the internet wild, and who you’ve probably never heard of<p>A teenage guitarist has sent the internet into meltdown with his stunning classical music performances.</p>Mon, 31 Dec 2018 17:58:00 +0100Art & CultureNews 18-years-old and already the boy from Kielce is making international waves with this incredible guitar playing . lays down plans for coming year<p>Averting threats from Russia, EU-US relations and strengthening the EU's economy will be among Poland's foreign policy priorities in 2019, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz told PAP on Monday.</p>Mon, 31 Dec 2018 13:06:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews lays down plans for coming yearław to host 42nd European Youth Meeting<p>The 42nd European Youth Meeting will take place from December 28, 2019 to January 1, 2020 in Wrocław, southwestern Poland, Brother Alois, the head of the event-organising Taize Community, announced on Sunday in Madrid, the site of the ongoing 41st meeting.</p>Sun, 30 Dec 2018 20:07:00 +0100News & PoliticsLifeław to host 42nd European Youth Meeting news agency sums up past year in Poland<p>The outgoing year in Poland was marked by intensive political activity, including a government reshuffle, a dispute with the EC around judicial laws and independence centenary celebrations, Hungary's MTI news agency wrote on Sunday.</p>Sun, 30 Dec 2018 19:58:00 +0100News & Politics news agency sums up past year in Poland of heaven: Toruń’s appetite for consumption laid bare in gingerbread museum<p>“So fine is Toruń,” wrote the medieval chronicler Jan Długosz, “that perhaps nothing can rival it in terms of beauty, location and luminous buildings.” Over five-hundred years on, and his words still carry weight; a city of soaring steeples and striking Gothic swagger, it’s rightfully regarded as one of Poland’s great glories.</p>Sun, 30 Dec 2018 19:41:00 +0100BusinessArt & CultureLife has been produced in Toruń since the 14th century. today, gone tomorrow: new exhibition shows how statues went in and out of political fashion<p>The turbulent years that gripped Central and Eastern European countries for a large chunk of the last century, and the totalitarian regimes that ensnared them, made life hard for monuments and statues. They were meant to stay, untouched and worshipped for centuries, but in reality some of them lasted no more than a few decades or even just a few years. A new exhibition at Warsaw’s Museum of Sculpture, entitled ‘Monument. Central and Eastern Europe 1918–2018’, reminds visitors of the fickle hand of political fate dealt to many of these objects of art.</p>Sun, 30 Dec 2018 16:03:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryLife head of Feliks Dzierżyński statue, by Zbigniew Dunajewski. The statue was demolished in 1989. Yiddish folk to tango: Poland’s dazzling interwar music gets new lease of life in modern culture<p>After almost 90 years, the opulence of interwar Polish art is returning to the airwaves, screens and stages of Poland, as contemporary artists draw on the culture that helped forge the nation after 1918.</p>Sun, 30 Dec 2018 12:59:00 +0100Art & CultureLife jazz band Młynarski Masecki is at the forefront of the interwar-music revival. up a treat: star chef Michał Bryś talks about the inspiration and passions behind his food<p>Michał Bryś is a man of many talents. Award winning chef, restaurant owner, baker, brewer, judge of the Bake Off Polish edition, TV and music producer and actor, to name just a few. But with food a prominent feature on his CV it comes as no surprise that cooking is his all-consuming passion.</p>Sat, 29 Dec 2018 20:51:00 +0100NewsLifeł Bryś. Cooking and baking, he says, are in his genes. artefact stolen during WWII returns to Poland<p>The 17th-century diary of Melchior Lucas, stolen during the Second World War, has returned to Poland and has been handed over to the Wrocław University Library.</p>Sat, 29 Dec 2018 17:51:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews artefact stolen during WWII returns to Poland Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra to play in Vienna<p>On January 12, the Sopot Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra will appear at the Grosser Sall, also known as the "Great Hall" due to its highly regarded acoustics, in the Musikverein in Vienna.</p><p><br></p>Sat, 29 Dec 2018 15:51:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra to play in Vienna, starry night: village promotes its “dark sky status” to let people see the heavens<p>Christmas is the time when many Poles look to the sky, waiting for the “first star”—the sign that Jesus is born and also the trigger to start Christmas dinner. But with pollution in the form of light can often hide the star unless, that is, you happen to be in the small Beskidy village of Sopotnia Wielka.</p>Sat, 29 Dec 2018 15:42:00 +0100ScienceLife about 500 stars can be seen in the urban sky, but at Sopotnia Wielka 3,000 and more dazzle down from the heavens. changing the Polish business community: Interview with Kari Mruz<p>Kari Mruz is an American with distant Polish roots. Having moved to Poland just a few months ago she’s in the process of discovering Polish culture, history and society and adapting to life in Poland. Kari is part of a major new business and cultural programme by the Cambridge Innovation Center, one of the world’s biggest business and entrepreneurship incubators with business centre around the world, housed in the Varos Place complex, a major new development in the heart of Warsaw. Hear Kari’s story and find out more about the project in this episode of Heart of Poland with our host, Patrick Ney.</p>Sat, 29 Dec 2018 13:37:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifeHeart of Poland of Poland film ‘Werewolf’ takes a bite out of the opposition at Tallinn film festival<p>Hungry wolves, a deserted mansion in the forest and wartime atrocities come together in the Polish film ‘Werewolf’ that picked up an award at the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia.</p>Sat, 29 Dec 2018 12:22:00 +0100Art & CultureNews‘Werewolf’ film combines elements of horror, dark fable and coming-of-age drama. sends aid to refugees in Greece<p>Poland will provide 188 tonnes of hygiene products and school articles for refugees in Greece, Poland's Humanitarian Aid Minister Beata Kempa informed on Friday.</p>Fri, 28 Dec 2018 20:55:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews sends aid to refugees in Greece new towns to appear on map of Poland in 2019<p>There will be ten new towns in Poland in 2019 under a decision taken by the government, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration announced in a press release on Friday.</p>Fri, 28 Dec 2018 19:22:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews new towns to appear on map of Poland in 2019 17th century 'social document' plundered during WWII recovered after being put up for auction<p>A beautifully illustrated 17th century diary that was looted during WWII has been returned to Poland after being put up for auction in Germany.</p>Fri, 28 Dec 2018 18:56:00 +0100HistoryNews 11.5 x 15 cm recovered manuscript was created in the 17th century and has 563 pages. The album contains 367 entries about people mainly associated with Wrocław dating back to 1635-1650., that’s JUICY! Space engineers prepare for Jupiter ‘penetration’ mission called JUICE<p>Equipment built by a Warsaw-based space company is being sent to Jupiter to help explore the planet’s moons.</p>Fri, 28 Dec 2018 14:49:00 +0100ScienceNews for launch in June 2022, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE), which is being constructed by the European Space Agency using measuring equipment from Warsaw’s Astronika company, will explore three of Jupiter’s moons: Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa. Kings of Heavy Metal: Pruszków Scrapyard Leads The Way In Recycled Sculpture<p>When challenged to think of Pruszków there are those that would recall its role in the brief but brutal mafia wars of the 90s, and yet others who would recognize the local football club as the starting platform in Robert Lewandowski’s glittering career.</p>Fri, 28 Dec 2018 11:40:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife as much as 1,200 man hours to produce, and weighing anything up to 1.2 tons, these sculptures are nothing if not a ravishing tribute to the skills of the craftsmen. increases fleet, connections from Kraków Airport<p>Irish low-cost air carrier Ryanair has announced it is to add a sixth plane to its fleet at Kraków (southern Poland) Airport next summer and add six new connections from that location.</p>Fri, 28 Dec 2018 10:42:00 +0100BusinessNews increases fleet, connections from Kraków Airport flag carrier named best Eastern European airline<p>LOT Polish Airlines, the flag carrier of Poland, has won the title of the Best Airline in Eastern Europe from US magazine Global Traveler, LOT's press office said on Thursday. The Polish company finished ahead of Russia's Aeroflot and Hungary's Wizzair.</p>Thu, 27 Dec 2018 19:20:00 +0100BusinessNews flag carrier named best Eastern European airline of Poland’s few successful insurgencies against foreign oppression, the Wielkopolska Uprising took place 100 years ago today<p>Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Wielkopolska Uprising, a spontaneous military insurrection of Poles against German rule.</p>Thu, 27 Dec 2018 17:38:00 +0100HistoryNews broke out at precisely 4.40 pm on December 27th 1918 and was taken over by units headed by the Polish Military Organisation. terrorist incidents during COP 24 in Poland<p>There were no terrorist incidents reported during the COP 24 climate summit in Poland's southern city of Katowice, PAP was told on Thursday by the spokesperson of the minister coordinator of special services.</p>Thu, 27 Dec 2018 15:45:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews terrorist incidents during COP 24 in Poland that ‘changes with the seasons’ appears in honour of singing icon Kora<p>The memory of the famous singer Kora has been honoured with a huge mural on Warsaw’s most prestigious street - and it will change with the seasons.</p>Thu, 27 Dec 2018 12:37:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife mural of Kora by artist Bruno Althamer celebrates her position as one of Poland’s most iconic singers. for over 70 years, rare Great Synagogue candle found after fears it had been looted by Nazi Germany<p>A rare eternal candle, the single vestige of a synagogue looted and destroyed by Nazi-Germans during WWII, has been discovered in the town of Tarnów where it lay hidden for 79 years.</p>Thu, 27 Dec 2018 12:21:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLife eternal candle which was lit in the Temple for the souls of those who died, was found by a Polish man who handed it over to the International Shem Olam Centre. 8,700 Syrian families have received aid from Caritas Polska<p>Caritas Polska has given assistance to more than 8,700 Syrian families, implemented 150 economic projects and funded scholarships for 200 students from Aleppo, the charity organisation has informed PAP.</p>Thu, 27 Dec 2018 09:25:00 +0100News & PoliticsLife 8,700 Syrian families have received aid from Caritas Polska more foreigners want to work in Poland<p>Some 235,600 work permit were issued last year to foreigners in Poland, with the number expected to be higher this year. The figure is almost twice that of 2016 with 81.7 percent of permits going to Ukrainians.</p>Thu, 27 Dec 2018 09:18:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife more foreigners want to work in Poland I want for Christmas is…tunes: TFN takes a look at the family tradition of carol singing<p>This Christmas Eve (Wigilia) thousands of Poles carried out a centuries-old tradition of singing Christmas carols around the festive table.</p>Wed, 26 Dec 2018 14:20:00 +0100Art & CultureLife Poland has a myriad of beautiful Christmas customs, singing carols is perhaps the most heart-warming of them all. Christmas cards of yesteryear tell fascinating story of defiance to communist-era censorship<p>A collection of beautifully illustrated Christmas cards from the 60s and 70s shows how some of Poland’s most gifted artists evaded and defied strict communist censorship laws.</p>Tue, 25 Dec 2018 14:13:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews Christmas scene by Hanna Balicka-Fribes shows the Star of Bethlehem, a religious symbol overlooked by the communist authorities. receives EUR 820.2 mln from EU funds in November - MinFin<p>Poland received EUR 820.18 million from EU funds in November 2018, including EUR 95.6 mln in current transfers and EUR 724.57 million in capital transfers, the Finance Ministry said in a Monday statement.</p>Mon, 24 Dec 2018 16:02:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews receives EUR 820.2 mln from EU funds in November - MinFin, Hanks! Hollywood star Tom Hanks helps to raise cash for Bielsko-Biała hospital with renovation of old Syrena car<p>A Polish woman who launched a campaign to send Hollywood’s Tom Hanks an old Maluch car for his birthday has now teamed up with the actor to raise money for charity – by renovating and selling an old Syrena car.</p>Mon, 24 Dec 2018 13:15:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife first got involved with the Nie Wypada Nie Pomagać foundation (It Pays to Help Out) in 2016 after he posted various photos of himself next to old Fiat 126s alongside the caption ‘I’m so happy with my new car.’ price project to encompass 17.5 mln customers in Poland - PM<p>We have prepared solutions that involves a reduction in the excises and surcharges included in electricity bills; the project will encompass 17.5 million energy customers; private households, businesses and local governments, the Polish PM has told PAP.</p>Sun, 23 Dec 2018 20:35:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews price project to encompass 17.5 mln customers in Poland - PM avoids “middle-income trap” and claws its way to success by becoming a “European tiger”<p>The prestigious US think tank The Brookings Institute has praised Poland’s economy for avoiding what it calls the “middle-income trap” and has distilled the formula behind Poland’s success which it presents as a model for other countries to emulate.</p>Sun, 23 Dec 2018 19:03:00 +0100BusinessNews in the right direction. The Brookings Institute underlines that Poland has achieved the most stable high growth out of all EU member states. Duda sends condolences to Indonesia after tragic tsunami<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda has sent a message of condolence to Indonesian President Joko Widodo in connection with a tragic tsunami which struck along the rim of the Sunda Strait.</p>Sun, 23 Dec 2018 18:28:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Duda sends condolences to Indonesia after tragic tsunami the scene for Christmas: the tradition of nativity scenes runs deep<p>In celebration of Christmas and the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, Catholic churches in Poland, and some private homes, display nativity scene. Some, like Warsaw’s Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel and St. Florian the Martyr ask the faithful to play the roles of the Holy family and bring farm animals to help showcase this symbol of Christmas.</p><p>The tradition of the nativity scene was brought to Poland by Franciscan monks in the form of nativity plays, known in Polish as jasełka. Saint Francis of Assisi is said be the person behind the first display in 1223 in Greccio, Italy.</p><p>In time, the plays became static displays in churches depicting a barn or cave. While the material for these scenes varied from wood and stone, to paper or salt, the main figures remained the same. Apart from the baby Jesus in the crib, as well as Mary and Joseph, angles, shepherds, animals and three wise men were a must.</p><p>In Polish traditions, especially in historically difficult times, the figurines celebrating the birth of Jesus could include national heroes and important people, as well as representatives of different nations and social classes.</p><p>Nowadays, churches ‘compete’ in preparing the most beautiful and colourful depictions of the night Jesus was born. Differing in style, scope and scale, they are a joy to those praying and continue the centuries-long tradition.</p>Sun, 23 Dec 2018 17:44:00 +0100NewsLife Catholic churches in Poland display a nativity scene, and three wise men are a must. house: people throw open their doors to strangers to keep the Christmas spirit alive<p>Thousands of Poles have thrown their homes open to foreigners under a campaign designed to ensure visitors to the country are not left alone and lonely over Christmas.</p>Sun, 23 Dec 2018 15:13:00 +0100NewsLife scheme encourages people to invite strangers to their Christmas Eve supper. survivor of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising dies aged 94<p>The last surviving veteran of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has died in Jerusalem aged 94.</p>Sun, 23 Dec 2018 12:22:00 +0100HistoryNews was the last surviving veteran of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. yeast goes to war in the fight against pollution<p>A special oil-guzzling yeast developed by a Polish company is on its way to the Persian Gulf to help clean up pollution.</p>Sat, 22 Dec 2018 19:57:00 +0100BusinessScienceNews yeast, yarrowia lipolityca, has been developed by Skotan, a Chorzów based company. levels of astronauts eased by Polish device<p>A device for monitoring levels of emotional states, like fear, relaxation or stress has been devised by Polish companies for the European Space Agency (ESA).</p>Sat, 22 Dec 2018 16:54:00 +0100BusinessNews levels of astronauts eased by Polish device gets into the Christmas spirit with Polish troops in Romania<p>President Andrzej Duda shared a festive meal with Polish troops reinforcing NATO’s eastern flank in Romania to help them celebrate Christmas.</p>Sat, 22 Dec 2018 15:48:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews president inspects troops from the 17th Wielkopolska Mechanised Brigade. goes nuts and builds massive gingerbread replica of itself<p>A small town in south-west Poland have thrown itself into the spirit of Christmas by cooking up a 20-square-metre gingerbread replica of the entire town.</p><p>Organised by the owners of the Hilbert Mill, the residents of Dzierżoniów built a mini imitation of their town in just two months. Bakers of all levels and ages joined in the huge municipal bake off to come up with an edible version of the town.</p><p>Now finished, the gingerbread town can be seen by all at the historic Hilbert Mill, which is now a cultural centre.</p>Sat, 22 Dec 2018 15:31:00 +0100NewsLife mini gingerbread town has been built by hundreds of volunteers in the town of Dzierżoniów. doc recreates wardrobe from magical world of Narnia with 2,000 blocks of Lego<p>A university academic has recreated the magical world of Narnia from the book ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ out of 2,000 blocks of Lego.</p>Sat, 22 Dec 2018 11:44:00 +0100NewsLife the book, the wardrobe leads four children evacuated from London during World War II – siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy – into the magical land of Narnia. Inhabited by talking animals and fantasy creatures, Narnia is ruled by a White Witch, who makes it “always winter but never Christmas”, as one of the characters in the book puts it. on the ‘roof of the world’ after winning eco fashion award<p>A Polish design student has taken the fashion world by storm after winning the Kering Award for Sustainable Fashion 2018.</p>Fri, 21 Dec 2018 18:37:00 +0100BusinessArt & CultureNewsLife[Pictured] Aniela Fidler, 26, has won the Kering award for sustainable fashion, chosen by the Alexander McQueen fashion house. foreign secretary discusses Brexit, cooperation with Poland<p>In an interview with PAP, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt called on EU leaders to be flexible in the Brexit negotiations, warning that a lack of agreement on exit from the community would poison the British approach towards EU countries.</p>Fri, 21 Dec 2018 17:31:00 +0100News & Politics foreign secretary discusses Brexit, cooperation with Poland seven months at sea, the tall ship Dar Młodzieży reaches San Francisco<p>The Polish tall ship “Dar Młodzieży“ &nbsp;(The gift of the Youth) reached the US west coast on Tuesday where it docked in the port of San Francisco. The Independence Cruise that started in May this year, will continue on Saturday, its next stop being Los Angeles.&nbsp;</p><p>The aim of the Independence Sail is to celebrate the centenary of Polish independence, regained in 1918 and to promote the country worldwide.</p><p>During the cruise the ship is to dock at 18 ports, many of them already reached. On Tuesday, the 18th of December the ship opened its deck for visitors in California.</p>Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:04:00 +0100SportNewsLife Gift of Youth tall ship, ‘Dar Młodzieży’, arrived in the port of San Francisco passing the famous Golden Gate bridge. It has been cruising around the world since May. only such day of the year – the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity<p>The WOŚP &nbsp;is a one-day public event, organized by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy Foundation).</p>Fri, 21 Dec 2018 14:14:00 +0100Life 26th eddition of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity of national mourning Sunday after 12 Poles killed in horror mining blast<p>A day of national mourning has been declared for Sunday after a methane explosion killed 13 miners, including 12 Poles, at a mine in Karvina, Czech Republic, on Thursday evening.</p>Fri, 21 Dec 2018 14:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visited the site of the mining accident on Friday morning later going to a hospital in Ostrava where he met miners injured in the blast including a Polish miner reported to be in very serious condition with extensive burns. productivity up in January-November - stats office<p>Poland's industrial labour productivity in the first eleven months of 2018 increased by 3.4 percent year on year, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) wrote on Friday.</p>Fri, 21 Dec 2018 13:49:00 +0100BusinessNews productivity up in January-November - stats office day of mourning declared for 12 Poles killed in mining blast<p>Sunday will be a day of national mourning in Poland after a Thursday methane explosion took the lives of 13 miners, including 12 Poles, at a mine in Karvina, Czech Republic, the Polish President's Office announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 21 Dec 2018 13:22:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews day of mourning declared for 12 Poles killed in mining blast in a vault under armed guard, TFN gets exclusive glimpse at ‘hugely important’ painting hidden from public view for 200 years<p>A rare painting by the last king of Poland’s court artist, which hasn’t been seen in public for over 200 years, has been bought by the Royal Castle in Warsaw.</p>Fri, 21 Dec 2018 12:35:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews TFN’s exclusive viewing, the painting was standing on an easel under armed guard in the castle’s ornately decorated Council Chamber. The plan though is that it will eventually hang in the Royal Apartment. Before that, however, it must first undergo examination by castle art conservation specialists. in Poland: Special Heart of Poland Edition<p>In this special festive episode of Heart of Poland, join The First News as we walk around the streets of Warsaw and learn more about Christmas in Poland and Christmas traditions in Poland. Sees the sights and smells of a traditional Christmas market in Warsaw guided by Warsaw tour guide, Kuba Wesołowski and our regular host, Patrick Ney.</p>Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:14:00 +0100LifeHeart of Poland of Poland. Special Christmas edition with Britain progressing in good direction - PM<p>Poland's economic and trade relations with Britain are progressing in a very good direction, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday in London after talks with British counterpart Theresa May.</p>Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:07:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews with Britain progressing in good direction - PMńsk bassist takes US by storm with ‘one of the best five jazz albums’ of 2018<p>A record by a jazz quintet led by a bassist from Gdańsk has been judged by the American magazine Downbeat as one of the best five jazz albums of 2018.</p>Thu, 20 Dec 2018 15:20:00 +0100Art & CultureNews 42-year-old bassist Wojciech Mazolewski and his quintet said: 'This nostalgic, crazy and introspective musical tale is the reflection of my experiences. Music is an abstract message, packed with energy and power, which you can interpret as you wish. Take from it whatever works for you – that’s why it exists.' travel just got E-asier with Eco-friendly scooters<p>A new eco craze has hit the streets of Poland.</p>Thu, 20 Dec 2018 15:04:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife new eco-craze has come to Poland! Communal E-scooters. that! Top guns at top flight school get top new aircraft<p>The Polish Air Force University has received new aircraft for training young pilots.</p>Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:26:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews purchases are an investment that will boost the university’s flight training capacity. bus maker delivers new buses to Frankfurt<p>Polish bus maker Solaris Bus &amp; Coach has delivered five Urbino 12 electric buses to Frankfurt am Main in Germany, the company has announced.</p>Thu, 20 Dec 2018 12:38:00 +0100BusinessNews bus maker delivers new buses to Frankfurt Day: Morawiecki off to UK for Brexit talks with British PM<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki is travelling to London today where he will co-chair Polish-British intergovernmental consultations with British counterpart Teresa May.</p>Thu, 20 Dec 2018 11:39:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews starts the London visit with a meeting with PM May. PM says Poland one of Britain's closest friends and allies<p>British PM Theresa May said before the Polish-British intergovernmental consultations on Thursday that Poland is one of the closest friends and allies of Great Britain and valued the contribution of Polish migrants to her country's development.</p>Thu, 20 Dec 2018 09:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews PM says Poland one of Britain's closest friends and allies close and personal with Maciej Musiał, star of Netflix drama 1983<p>It could, itself, have come straight out of a movie. A drama student and a struggling writer meet in a bar, bond over a few beers, come up with an idea and BAM! It becomes an overnight international success.</p>Wed, 19 Dec 2018 20:42:00 +0100Art & CultureNews in 1995, Musiał never lived through socialism, yet despite that the young actor still found ways to relate to his character, Kajetan, the idealistic and unlikely hero of the series who grows up as a brainwashed product of the oppressive regime. visits Polish Military Contingent in Romania<p>President Andrzej Duda, visiting on Wednesday Polish soldiers serving in the multinational NATO forces in Romania, said that both they and their relatives should be sure of the great gratitude of the Polish state for their service and dedication.</p>Wed, 19 Dec 2018 17:49:00 +0100News & Politics visits Polish Military Contingent in Romania'I was ready to fight… and to die.' Interview with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki<p>In a candid interview with TFN’s Patrick Ney, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki talks for the first time on camera about his teenage years and opposition to communist authoritarianism. Regularly interrogated, beaten and harassed, Morawiecki faced death threats and persecution. This interview was given to mark the 37th anniversary of one of the worst massacres during Poland's Martial Law, the massacre at the Wujek mine on the 16th December, 1981. As the son of leading activist, Kornel Morawiecki, the Prime Minister's story is relatively unknown even in Poland. Until now. Watch this interview (Polish with English subtitles) to discover the full story.</p>Wed, 19 Dec 2018 17:20:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNewsHeart of Poland'I was ready to fight… and to die.' Interview with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki's golden glory for Poland's as women's football team become European champions.<p>Poland’s women’s team stormed to glory in the European Deaf Futsal Championship in Tampere, Finland beating Germany 6-5 in a dramatic final.</p>Wed, 19 Dec 2018 16:46:00 +0100SportNews’s victorious team, and now European champions, celebrate a win.ągrowiec steams to glory by capturing Station of the Year award<p>The town of Wągrowiec, in north-western Poland, has just 24,000 or so inhabitants, but it has a railway station that it can truly be proud of.</p>Wed, 19 Dec 2018 14:43:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife a hundred years old the station building has undergone a renovation with a glass extension added. PM says climate summit reconciled different stances<p>The UN climate summit that ended in the Polish southern city of Katowice on Saturday managed to align a number of differing positions, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday as he summed up the two-week COP24 conference.</p>Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:57:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews PM says climate summit reconciled different stances documentary lifts the lid on the mind of Stanisław Szukalski, a long-lost artistic genius<p>An exploration of the life and work of artist Stanisław Szukalski premiers on the silver screen on December 21 in the form of a Leonardo DiCaprio backed Netflix documentary that delves into the mind of a creative genius who has been almost lost to the sands of time.</p>Wed, 19 Dec 2018 11:45:00 +0100Art & CultureNews DiCaprio (L) and Ted Sarandos (R), the chief content officer for Netflix, before the first American screening of 'Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski', Los Angeles, December 11th, 2018. industrial production up in November - stats office<p>Poland's industrial output rose by 4.7 percent year on year in November 2018, after a 7.4 percent increase year on year in October, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 19 Dec 2018 11:02:00 +0100BusinessNews industrial production up in November - stats office a strong market, good for Polish firms - PM<p>Africa is a strong market, interesting to Europe and also very good for Polish companies; contacts established here by Polish businesspeople are very promising, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared at a press conference in Vienna on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:58:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusiness a strong market, good for Polish firms - PM legend and ‘man of the people’ politician Kazimierz Kutz dies<p>One of Poland’s most significant directors has died at the age of 89 following a stroke.</p>Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:14:00 +0100Art & CultureNews for his passionate support for his home region of Silesia, Kazimierz Kutz has been likened to Mike Leigh for his depiction of the human condition. Kot who got the cream: Tomasz Kot has every reason to be happy after signing with A-list Hollywood talent agency<p>Cold War star Tomasz Kot has signed with the prestigious United Talent Agency.</p>Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:48:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife like the cat who got the cream, Tomasz Kot signs with United Talent Agency, one of the seventh most powerful talent agencies. fine! Stowaway cat is ‘nice and calm’ after being found on plane<p>A plane passenger had the shock of his life when he went to put a bag under his seat and found a black cat lying on the floor.</p>Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:36:00 +0100NewsLife MEW believe it! The black moggy was found under a passenger’s seat on the Lublin-Warsaw flight. UNICEF celebrates its 72nd anniversary this month, TFN looks back at its Polish founding father Ludwik Rajchman<p>Founded 72 years ago, UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to support children’s development and defend their rights.</p>Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:16:00 +0100HistoryNews organisation was established as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund to provide food and healthcare to children in countries hit by World War II. corporate wage and employment rise in November<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage rose by 7.7 percent year on year to PLN 4,966.61 in November and 0.9 percent month on month, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:40:00 +0100BusinessNews corporate wage and employment rise in November great step for environmental protection - PM<p>The Saturday-ended COP24 climate summit in Katowice, southern Poland, is a great step forward for environmental protection, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in a Monday interview for PAP.</p>Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:55:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews great step for environmental protection - PM‘Tis the ‘ski-son’ to be jolly as Poland dominates in skiing world cup championships<p>Poland’s Karolina Riemen-Żerebecka has won the ski cross World Cup Sweden, while Piotr Żyła and Olympic champ Kamil Stoch took 2nd and 3rd place respectively in ski jumping in Switzerland.</p>Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:58:00 +0100SportNews Żyła took second place in the ski jumping World Cup championships in Engelberg, Switzerland with Olympic champion Kamil Stoch coming third.'s core inflation rate down to 0.7 percent - central bank<p>Poland's core inflation, excluding the prices of food and energy, measured 0.7 percent year on year in November 2018, down from 0.9 percent in October, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:39:00 +0100BusinessNews's core inflation rate down to 0.7 percent - central bank made in heaven as BLIK teams up with Mastercard to allow contactless payments abroad<p>Mastercard has partnered with BLIK now making it possible to use contactless payment outside of Poland.</p>Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0100BusinessNews Mazurkiewicz, PSP’s CEO, said in an official statement: 'BLIK users will soon be able to pay contactless not only in Poland, but also around the world. This is also the beginning of the road, to offer BLIK payments to mobile banking applications’ users worldwide.' Weavers of Łódź: A ‘touching afternoon’ remembers the women whose lives imploded following the collapse of the textile industry<p>In a moving afternoon of history, film and theatre, female ex-textile workers came together on Sunday to remember a once thriving industry now long-forgotten.</p>Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:37:00 +0100HistoryLife the 19th century, Łódź was the centre of the textile industry in Poland, and was at the forefront of the global textile industry. The industry not only fuelled the city's economy, but also created its identity. PM to attend Africa-Europe High-Level Forum in Vienna<p>Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki is leaving for Vienna later on Monday to take part in an Africa-Europe High-Level Forum on Tuesday, planned to focus on current and future innovation and digital cooperation between Europe and Africa.</p>Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:23:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews PM to attend Africa-Europe High-Level Forum in Vienna’s Prince Polo chocolate bars are ‘king of the snacks’ in Iceland<p>To celebrate their love of Prince Polo chocolate bars, Icelanders have been posting photos of the Polish snack on social media.</p>Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:02:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife many Icelanders Prince Polo bars are a ‘sweet and seductive’ first step to being introduced to Poland., lower house speaker commemorate 1970 Gdynia tragic events<p>It is the victims of the December 1970 events who made it possible for Poles today to live once again in an independent and sovereign homeland," President Andrzej Duda wrote in a letter marking the 1970 tragic events in Poland's northern city of Gdynia.</p>Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:13:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews, lower house speaker commemorate 1970 Gdynia tragic events honour Pole who died of wounds following Strasbourg attack<p>Polish and foreign officials have honoured a Pole who died of wounds sustained in last Tuesday's terror attack in France's eastern city of Strasbourg.</p>Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:22:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews 36-year-old Pole, Barto Pedro Orent-Niedzielski, lived in Strasbourg. Information about his death was announced by his brother on Facebook. shot in Strasbourg dies of wounds<p>A fifth victim of Tuesday's terror attack in France's eastern city of Strasbourg has died of his wounds, the AFP news agency reported on Sunday citing prefecture authorities. The victim is a Pole, Barto Pedro Orent-Niedzielski, his brother said on Facebook.</p>Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:57:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews shot in Strasbourg dies of wounds commemorates Wujek coal mine victims<p>Government and church officials as well as unionists and the relatives of victims on Sunday in Katowice, southern Poland, commemorated the 37th anniversary of the December 1981 killing by communist militia of nine protesting miners in the city's Wujek coal mine.</p>Sun, 16 Dec 2018 19:44:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory commemorates Wujek coal mine victims Nuclear: TFN bunkers down in Warsaw’s atomic hideout<p>Marked with solemnity this Thursday just gone, the 37th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law was a pointed reminder of just how close Poland teetered on the edge of civil war – and worse. With the Soviet Union cracking its knuckles on the side lines, the world braced itself for a chain reaction that could tip the planet towards a nuclear apocalypse. An exaggeration? Not at all.</p>Sun, 16 Dec 2018 19:17:00 +0100HistoryLife down. A series of doors, some of them weighing 300 kilograms, protect Alfa from the outside world. implements Paris Agreement<p>The COP24 climate summit in Katowice, southern Poland has implemented the 2015 Paris Agreement on greenhouse emission reduction in a Katowice Package passed at the conference's closing session on Saturday.</p>Sun, 16 Dec 2018 18:50:00 +0100News & PoliticsLife implements Paris Agreement the lights Wilanów: place gets lit up for the Christmas season<p>All those who wanting to escape the Christmas shopping madness and absorb a bit of seasonal magic should head to the Wilanów Palace gardens, which have been lit up by dazzling battery of festive lights.</p><p>An open-air exhibition, ‘The Royal Garden of Light’ comes packed with dozens of illuminated designs. One of the highlights is the Music Dream Garden, which mixes a light display with music from the likes of Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky .&nbsp;</p><p>‘The Royal Garden of Light’ is open daily (except for December 24 and 31)), between 4 and 9 PM , until the 24th of February.</p>Sun, 16 Dec 2018 16:29:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife of lights illuminate the Wilanów Palace in Warsaw. The open air exhibition will be open until February 24, 2019. Polska wins EUR 6.78-mln Finnish city tender<p>A EUR 6.78-million offer by Polish bicycle maker Nextbike Polska has been chosen as the best bid in a tender for a city bicycle system in the northern Finnish city of Oulu, the company announced in a press release.</p>Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:37:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife Polska wins EUR 6.78-mln Finnish city tender star of stage and screen picks up prestigious acting award<p>A new star of European film could be in the making with actor Dawid Ogrodnik due to pick up a prestigious award from the European Film Promotion organisation. Presented each year to the 10 most promising actors, the award promotes young European talent in the international film industry.</p>Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:26:00 +0100Art & CultureNews, aged 32, is already a household name to Polish theatre and cinema fans.‘Cold War’ hogs the honours at the 2018 European Film Festival<p>‘Cold War’ came away as the big winner at this year’s European Film Festival, picking up five awards including best director, screenwriter and actress.</p>Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:11:00 +0100Art & CultureNews director Paweł Pawlikowski (3-L) and his team members pose with all their awards for their film 'Cold War' during the 2018 European Film Awards (EFA) ceremony at the Maestranza Theatre in Seville on 15 December 2018. to ride: a journey around the globe to discover the fascinating legacy of L. L. Zamenhof, the Polish Jewish creator of the Esperanto language<p>A Catalonian street, a German city, a Brazilian orphanage, an Antarctic island and the Themistian asteroid are just a handful of the hundreds and hundreds of things named after Zamenhof or his brainchild the Esperanto language.</p>Sat, 15 Dec 2018 21:13:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryLife city bus at the bus depot located in Esperanto Street. on the rocks: sculptors get to grips with ice in international competition<p>Last weekend, the best ice sculptors in Europe gathered for the13th annual Ice sculpting festival in Central Poland.</p><p>Held by the governing body of Poznan, the event took place in the quaint old town of the city and saw spectators come together to witness the icy spectacle.</p><p>Sculptors from Italy, Malaysia, USA, Mexico, Lithuania, Slovakia and Poland took part in competitions such as speed ice sculpting, image copying, and creative sculpting as part of the two-day festival.</p><p>The first day of the festival came with the challenge to carve the quickest and most faithful reconstruction of the Poznań town hall, which was won by American Don Loving. Second place went to Pole, Michał Mizuła, and third place to Angelito Baban, also from the United States.</p><p>Slovaks Adam Bakoš and Miroslav Trnovský triumphed on day two of the competition with their creative output. Their sculpture depicted the actor and film director Charlie Chaplin. Nenad Klajic and Strajin Čančarević from Serbia took second place. And third place went to Spaniards Bruno Fleurit and Max Rutgers, who made a statue of a woman with a dragonfly on her hand.</p>Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:28:00 +0100Art & CultureLife December 8 and 9, a group of artists from different corners of the world competed against each other by creating beautiful sculptures from huge blocks of ice. automotive investor opens factory in Opole<p>UFI Filters, a Italian automotive manufacturer, has opened a factory in Opole (western Poland), the office of Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone has announced, adding that the value of the investment was PLN 42 million (EUR 9.76 million).</p>Sat, 15 Dec 2018 17:33:00 +0100BusinessNews automotive investor opens factory in Opole go bonkers for e-banking<p>Poles are embracing the electronic banking revolution with millions of people signing up for apps and using the internet to interact with their bank.</p>Sat, 15 Dec 2018 17:16:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife Bank Polski, Poland’s largest bank, has embraced the e-revolution. PZU signs agreement with US advisory centre Atlantic Council<p>The president of Polish insurance firm PZU signed a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with US advisory centre the Atlantic Council in Washington on Friday. The agreement foresees cooperation in promoting the Three Seas initiative, among other steps.</p>Sat, 15 Dec 2018 16:32:00 +0100BusinessNews PZU signs agreement with US advisory centre Atlantic Council skier slithers to Alpine glory in Italy<p>A &nbsp;Polish female skier hit a career high by winning a downhill event in the European Alpine Skiing Cup on December 14 in northern Italy.</p>Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:07:00 +0100SportNews Alpine skier, Maryna Gąsienica-Daniel zig-zagged her way to a stunning victory at the European Alpine Cup. many fingers does a horse have and other Google searches from Poland in 2018<p>Google has published its 2018 review of people’s most popular searches.</p>Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:12:00 +0100NewsLife was at the top. Pictured: Robert Lewandowski during the FIFA World Cup 2018. rights congress gets down to business in capital<p>From constitutional justice to artificial intelligence, via #MeToo, hundreds of specialists and activists gather in Warsaw Friday to discuss human rights from a wide range of angles.</p>Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:28:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews“Our goal is for congress to become a living centre of civic thought and discussion, a deeper reflection on key themes,” said Polish Ombudsman Adam Bodnar, the event’s organiser. to Poland and finding work: Chido-Fajny<p>Moving to Poland, living and successfully finding work in Poland was a big challenge for the most popular Mexican in Poland, David Huerta Beltran, otherwise known by his blog name Chido-Fajny.</p><p>David's journey to Poland started with a chance meeting with a Polish girl, Karolina, in Paris. When he moved to Poland, he had to learn the Polish language and overcome the challenge of getting the legal right to work in Poland. Now, David is a well-known blogger and vlogger in Poland, creating films about Polish history, culture and society. In this episode, David talks to our host Patrick Ney about living in Poland, his personal journey and his top tips for surviving in Poland.</p>Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:43:00 +0100LifeHeart of Poland to Poland and finding work: Chido-Fajny war-torn Warsaw to Pawlikowski’s Cold War, the incredible story of the singing folkdance ensemble taking the WORLD by storm<p>The Mazowsze folk song and dance ensemble has played the role of Poland’s informal ambassador of culture for seven decades and rightly deserves its position as perhaps the largest and most successful folk group in Europe.</p>Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:01:00 +0100Art & Culture one element that is encoded into the ensemble’s DNA, is passion. This passion, which exudes from every member, is genuine and infectious, and is woven throughout the whole organisation like the intricate patterns on the thousands of original folk costumes in the group’s collections. It is a passion for singing, dancing and playing musical instruments, but it is also a passion for Poland, its culture and its traditions. Duda, UN Secretary General Guterres start meeting in Katowice<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres started a meeting in Katowice on Friday.</p>Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:04:00 +0100News & Politics Duda, UN Secretary General Guterres start meeting in Katowice's CPI in Poland at 1.3 pct y/y - stats office<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 1.3 percent year on year and remained flat month on month in November 2018, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:24:00 +0100BusinessNews's CPI in Poland at 1.3 pct y/y - stats office the Barbarian’s seafaring sidekick brought to life by Polish artist in new comic series<p>A Polish illustrator will be the artist behind a new Marvel comic series featuring a character from the ‘Conan the Barbarian’ series.</p>Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:03:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Katarzyna Niemczyk will bring the adventures of the heroine Belit to life in the pages of the magazine.'s future-inflation index down in December - BIEC<p>Poland's Future Inflation Index (WPI), an indicator that predicts consumer price trends in the country over the coming months, went down by 0.3 point month on month in December, the Bureau for Investments and Economic Cycles (BIEC) wrote on Friday.</p>Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:08:00 +0100BusinessNews's future-inflation index down in December - BIEC victims of martial law honoured in moving candlelit ceremony<p>The Institute of National Memorial, the body charged with investigating communist-era crime, commemorated the victims of martial law with its ‘Light the Light of Freedom’ campaign.</p>Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:24:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews campaign ‘Light the Light of Freedom’ is to honour the people killed during martial law. Pictured: pacification of the 'Wujek' mine, in which 9 miners were killed. change to clean energy would benefit Poland – World Bank<p>Scaling up renewable energy sources in Poland would benefit the economy, improve people’s health, and reduce serious environmental problems, says a new World Bank report.</p>Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:25:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews change to clean energy would benefit Poland – World Bank organisation secretary lists challenges facing today's cities<p>Sustainable development of cities, digitally-competent employees and taxation of online companies are the key challenges that contemporary cities face, said Jose Angel Gurria, secretary of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).</p>Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:18:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews organisation secretary lists challenges facing today's cities on, girls! Internet singing sensation Tulia chosen to perform at NBA<p>A Polish Folk group has been hand-picked to be the first Polish group to perform during ‘Polish night’ at the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the new year.</p>Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:58:00 +0100Art & CultureSportNews quartet Tulia, made up of Joanna Sinkiewicz, Patrycja Nowicka, Dominki Siepka, and Tulia Biczak, will promote Poland at their NBA performance.’s CDU party elects Polish-born MP as general secretary<p>A Polish-born MP has been elected general secretary of the Christian Democratic Union, Germany’s biggest party.</p>Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:59:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews 33, Ziemiak is the youngest-ever secretary of the CDU, which was founded by Konrad Adenauer right after World War II, in 1945. is the new 60, at least when it comes to lifespan says new report<p>By 2040, the average Pole can optimistically expect to live until the age of 84.6, up from 77.9 in 2016, according to a study by academics in the United States.</p>Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:25:00 +0100NewsLife the best-case scenario, the average Pole is forecast to live 84.6 years, with the country ranking 41st worldwide. artist's depiction of the liberation of Breda wins competition<p>An artwork project by Wroclaw (southern Poland) resident Tomasz Tomaszewski has won a competition for a sculpture or installation commemorating the liberation of Breda, the Netherlands, by the 1st Armored Division lead by General Stanisław Maczek in 1944.</p>Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:51:00 +0100Art & CultureNews artist's depiction of the liberation of Breda wins competition‘Martial law in a nutshell’: On the 37th anniversary of martial law being imposed, TFN meets Chris Niedenthal, the man whose photography came to define it<p>In the early hours of Sunday December 13, 1981 photographer Chris Niedenthal returned home to his house in Warsaw’s Saska Kepa district after a night of socialising with friends, family and various elements of Poland’s foreign press corps.</p>Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:19:00 +0100HistoryNewsLife Niedenthal moved to Poland in 1973 where he became one of the very few foreign photographers managing to smuggle pictures abroad, documenting Polish reality for western media. PM marks martial law anniversary<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Thursday that "martial law was the most deplorable attack against attempts to win at least some sovereignty."</p>Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:46:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory PM marks martial law anniversary forty countries support Polish-British e-mobility initiative<p>More than 40 countries support the Polish-British initiative to promote electromobility, the Ministry of Environment announced on Wednesday. The declaration was made at the COP24 UN climate summit in Katowice (southern Poland), last Tuesday.</p>Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:51:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews forty countries support Polish-British e-mobility initiative sculptures dotted around city’s streets help preserve memory of industrial past<p>Funded by citizens’ budget, the project “Piękniejsze Śródmieście” (most beautiful downtown) aims to preserve the memory of Radom’s past, while augmenting the sparse street furniture, which until now was limited to the occasional bench or rubbish bin.</p><p>The initiators, Sebastian Pawłowski and Maciej Stępnikowski, said: &nbsp;“Our city has a rich history, which is little-known and presented to both the inhabitants and visitors. (…) In this context, I propose (basing the idea on Wrocław’s gnomes) to place 17 objects (from bronze or brass) for which over decades Radom was or still is famous in the downtown’s public space”.</p><p>Metal Works “Łucznik”, the Radom Telecommunication Factory, Mlekpol dairy cooperative and shoes producers were responsible for some of the most recognizable products and designs of the communist times. Popular on both the domestics and foreign markets, they became symbols of an era. Some, like the VIS pistol remain a favourite among collectors and are still produced. &nbsp;</p><p>The 1:1 scale bronze mementos of Radom’s products, were created by Sławomir Micek. The sculptor from Kielce, who specializes in marble and metal, is also the creator of the writer Witold Gombrowicz statue. Passers-by can sit at the table with the immortalized figure and play a pretend game of chess.</p><p>The project financed by the city, which so far has only commissioned 14, cost less than 130,000 PLN (30,000 EUR). &nbsp;It is one of the more curious initiatives submitted for the 2018 citizen budget, as it aimed at building the image of the city, rather than infrastructure or investment. The initiators hope that funding from private companies will lead to the creation of other sculptures to grace the nooks and crannies of Radom.</p>Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:20:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews a common sight at Polish tables, the vanilla homogenised cheese from Rolmlecz has been a treat for generations of Poles. Now a part of Mlekpol, Rolmlecz’s history dates back to 1926.‘Four Musketeers’ to breathe new life into capital with plant-covered pop-up Brixton-style complex<p>A group of young entrepreneurs calling themselves the Four Musketeers are hoping to revolutionise the face of Warsaw with a 10,000 sqm, all-in-one, multifunctional eco-centre.</p>Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:45:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife the smog-fighting complex, you can do shopping, take advantage of various services and take part in cultural events. The initiators also want to promote ecological behaviour. group of military enthusiasts has recreated Poland’s first ever armoured vehicle<p>Named Piłsudski’s tank it had its baptism of fire in street fighting in Lwów in 1918 when Poles were fighting to establish the new country’s eastern borders. To raise morale it was also decorated with an American flag to show that Poland was not alone in its struggle but backed by US President Woodrow Wilson.</p>Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:06:00 +0100HistoryNews group of military enthusiasts has recreated Poland’s first ever armoured vehicle citizen among Strasbourg shooting victims<p>The French authorities have informed that a Polish citizen is among the victims of a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France, the Polish Foreign Ministry reported on Twitter on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:54:00 +0100News citizen among Strasbourg shooting victims stepping on the gas to satisfy half of Poland’s yearly demand<p>Over forty-five deliveries, around 9 million m3 of LNG and more than 4.8 billion Nm3 of regasified gas: this is the track record of the Poland’s LNG terminal since it received its first delivery of liquefied natural gas three years ago, in December 2015.</p>Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:38:00 +0100BusinessNews’s regasification capacity is currently 5 billion m3 per year, but Polskie LNG plans to increase it to 7.5 billion m3, which would satisfy around 50 percent of Poland’s annual gas demand. for the memory: Enthusiasts build incredible replica of Poland’s first armoured vehicle<p>A group of military enthusiasts have built a stunning replica of Poland’s first ever armoured vehicle.</p>Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:24:00 +0100HistoryNewsLife as the Piłsuduski Tank, the steel-plated converted truck had its baptism of fire in the Battle of Lwów 100 years ago.'s industrial production up in October - Eurostat<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 5.0 percent year on year in October 2018, after growing by 4.9 percent in September, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:56:00 +0100BusinessNews's industrial production up in October - Eurostat issues temporary residence permits to 200,000 non-EU nationals<p>About 200,000 non-EU nationals have valid temporary residence permits in Poland, the spokesman for the Office for Foreigners, Jakub Dudziak, has told PAP.</p>Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:01:00 +0100News & PoliticsLife issues temporary residence permits to 200,000 non-EU nationals, steady, ho, ho, ho! Running Santas swamp Toruń in charity marathon for kids<p>An unusual half-marathon took place over the weekend which saw over 3,000 Santa impersonators run amok in the northern Polish town of Toruń, all in the name of charity.</p><p>Awash in a festive sea of red and white, the streets of Toruń were flooded as the ‘Runners for Children’ adult half-marathon kicked off at 10 am on the 9th December to help deliver gifts to needy children.</p><p>The race track ran along some of the medieval streets of Toruń’s old town and through the scenic parks and forests of the town.</p><p>A yearly affair, the Toruń Association of Physical Culture have organised the charity event for 16 consecutive years.</p><p>This year it is reported that Santas from all over Poland, 20 different countries and five continents joined together for the run.</p><p>Puppy Santas, snowmen and even Christmas trees ran as part of the charity action.</p><p>After the marathon, participants helped to prepare gifts for children in care homes.</p>Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:03:00 +0100SportNewsLife,000 Santas gathered on the freezing streets of Toruń to run, spread Christmas cheer and gather gifts for children in care homes. not fakes. Do not kill neighbouring rights<p>Just two months ago on September 12 the European Parliament voted massively in favour of a proposed directive that gives the press and news agencies hope that they will at last be paid by the giants of the internet.</p>Tue, 11 Dec 2018 20:22:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Bureau chief Sammy Ketz calls for tougher regulation of fake news. tackles air pollution at COP24<p>The Polish government hopes its Clean Air programme will contribute to a significant reduction in energy use and CO2 emissions. At the COP24 Climate Summit in Katowice (southern Poland), financing was announced for building thermomodernisation from Jan. 2019.</p>Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:57:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews tackles air pollution at COP24 mushrooms really are MAGIC as they are transformed into tasteful furniture<p>The idea of sitting on rotting fungus may not appeal to everyone, but a Polish designer has come up with a novel way of making eco-friendly furniture - out of mushrooms.</p>Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:03:00 +0100Art & CultureNews spark: Using a complex process of synthesis, creator Michał Głogowski has turned mushrooms into household furniture items like this lampshade. crossed: Despite a poor season Polish swimmers holding on at World Championship in China<p>Polish swimmers are keeping their heads afloat at the World Championship in Hanzhou, China, after qualifying for the finals and semi-finals.</p>Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:42:00 +0100SportNews Świtkowski could be Poland’s secret weapon after setting a new record during the 200m medley's foreign trade deficit after Oct. at EUR 3.2 bln - stats office<p>Poland's foreign trade deficit amounted to EUR 3.2 billion after October 2018, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:11:00 +0100BusinessNews's foreign trade deficit after Oct. at EUR 3.2 bln - stats office war in history? Seventy-one years ago today Poland declared WAR on its old friend Japan - and it lasted for 16 years<p>On this day in 1941, the Polish government-in-exile in London sent a declaration of war to Japan.</p>Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:23:00 +0100History November 11, Władysław Sikorski's government reluctantly declared war on Japan, but cooperation between the two countries continued to flourish with a Polish espionage network being created at the Japanese embassy in Berlin, and Polish agents and diplomats being allowed to travel on passports provided by the Japanese. special services' total budget for 2019 to hit EUR 350 million<p>The total budget for 2019 of five Polish special services is to reach PLN 1.53 billion (EUR 350 million) according to a government prepared draft budget law for 2019.</p>Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:53:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusiness special services' total budget for 2019 to hit EUR 350 million a dark grey Stalinist childhood to a colourful realm of unbridled imagination, the voyage of ‘Grateful Dead’ illustrator Jan Sawka<p>In November last year, over 100 pieces of memorabilia belonging to The Grateful Dead went up for auction.</p>Mon, 10 Dec 2018 21:01:00 +0100Art & CultureNews most spectacular achievement was the creation of a 10-storey tall stage set for legendary American band The Grateful Dead's 25th Anniversary tour.ńsk Shipyard among 14 new historical monuments - president<p>The Gdańsk Shipyard is among 14 new monuments to history established by the president. "Poland has 105 monuments to history on its independence centenary," President Andrzej Duda said during a gala at the National Theatre in Warsaw on Monday.</p>Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:49:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNewsńsk Shipyard among 14 new historical monuments - president looted art from WWII be hidden under village chapel?<p>A treasure hunter and history buff says he has uncovered the location of artwork looted by Hitler’s marauding troops during World War II.</p>Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:21:00 +0100HistoryNewsLife search for WWII looted art has been going on for over 70 years. Pictured: Artwork looted by Nazi Germany and stored at Schlosskirche Ellingen in Bavaria, Germany, was discovered by US troops in 1945. Thousands of other pieces remain missing. agencies declare war on fake news<p>Press agencies across Europe have joined forces to fight against the increasing threat of fake news.</p>Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:34:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Polish Press Agency is one of 13 pan-European news organisations calling for a united stand against fake news.’re in the money! Increasing wealth leads to growing appetite for luxury goods, shows KPMG report<p>The value of the luxury goods market in Poland amounts to nearly PLN 24 billion this year, according to a report by KPMG.</p>Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:24:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife estimated value for luxury clothing and accessories in 2017 was around PLN 2.9 billion. to invest EUR 3 bln in electromobility - PM<p>Poland treats the issue of electromobility very seriously and is ready to invest at least EUR 3 bln to this purpose over the next ten years, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Twitter on Monday.</p>Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:53:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews to invest EUR 3 bln in electromobility - PM retrospective of Polish director’s films being held in US<p>A retrospective of the films of Paweł Pawlikowski, with the participation of the director, is being held in the New York Museum of the Moving Image. His film "Cold War" is listed among the favourites for the Oscar in the non-English language films category.</p>Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:23:00 +0100Art & CultureNews retrospective of Polish director’s films being held in US‘I was never a girly girl’: World’s fastest female racing driver who’s currently riding high in Pole position says she wanted to be an actress<p>From the small town of Żyrardów just outside the Polish capital Warsaw, it’s a fair distance to Bahrain.</p>Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:26:00 +0100SportNewsLife! Now 25, Gosia first received a taste of the fast life thanks to her father when they spent time at go karting. attends World Cup speed skating event at new Polish arena<p>President Andrzej Duda attended a World Cup speed skating event which took place at the newly-built Tomaszów Ice Arena in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, central Poland, on Sunday.</p>Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:57:00 +0100News & PoliticsSportNews attends World Cup speed skating event at new Polish arena track speed skating: Pole wins bronze medal in 500 metre event<p>Natalia Maliszewska took home the bronze medal in the final of the women's 500 metre short track speed skating race during Sunday's World Cup event in Almaty, Kazakhstan.</p>Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:16:00 +0100SportNews track speed skating: Pole wins bronze medal in 500 metre event PM, Foreign Ministry remember Russian human rights activist<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Poland's Foreign Ministry paid tribute to Soviet-era dissident and human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who died in Moscow on Saturday at the age of 91.</p>Sun, 09 Dec 2018 19:22:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews PM, Foreign Ministry remember Russian human rights activist Brazil to herring: famed Brazilian avant-garde art reflects on her Polish-Jewish heritage<p>She may have been born and bred in Brazil, but there is still a streak of Polishness in Anna Bella Geiger that seems indelible.</p>Sun, 09 Dec 2018 19:11:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews Bella Geiger in front of her works at the Zachęta Museum, Warsaw, December 7th, 2018. for Climate passes through streets of Katowice<p>Nearly 3,000 people took part in the "March for Climate", on Saturday, in Poland's southern city of Katowice, the capital of the Silesian mining district and the scene of the ongoing COP24 climate summit.</p>Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:51:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews for Climate passes through streets of Katowice could be a 'hydrogen Kuwait' for transport needs - COP24<p>Hydrogen retrieval installations in industry, infrastructure for cars or locomotives driven by hydrogen and widespread hydrogen-powered public communication are to be the basis of a hydrogen revolution in transport, claim the gas's advocates.</p>Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:06:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews could be a 'hydrogen Kuwait' for transport needs - COP24 Lenin: Praga's Czar PRL museum prepares to bid farewell to Warsaw's Praga district<p>Never short on either charm or character(s), Warsaw’s right side has often revelled in its reputation as a raw, gritty district where the unexpected happens. Yet if once it was considered bandit land by sophisticates and snobs, its stop-start regeneration this millennium has created a unique landscape in which this traditionally working class area has seen creative life flourish: street art, edgy music venues and offbeat ventures have all thrived alongside long-established, small family businesses plying their trade from battered pre-war tenements.</p>Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:00:00 +0100HistoryNewsLife to the past. The museum shows people what everyday life was in Communist Poland. book explores the amazing and contradictory wartime life of a Jewish female agent who worked for the Germans and the Poles<p>Her story could inspire Hollywood filmmakers. She lived for only 22 years but in that short life she used several names, created dozen of identities and suffered traumatic experiences. She even broke the law to save the life of her Jewish family.</p>Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:37:00 +0100HistoryNews spy as a little girl at the family's property in Wieniec in late 1920s. the switch: Warsaw lights up for Christmas<p>The festive season became illuminated in the capital over the weekend with the switching on of the Christmas lights. The lights have become an attraction over recent years, luring locals and foreigner alike to Warsaw’s streets.</p>Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:03:00 +0100NewsLife the switch: Warsaw lights up for Christmas and the chocolate factory: famed firm opens its doors to the public<p>On Saturday the famous chocolatier E. Wedel opened its factory doors in Warsaw for the annual Wedel Chocolate weekend. Big and small children alike queued to get into the factory, learn about how the goodies are made, take part in a slice of chocolate history and participate in contests.</p><p>The tour took chocoholics through the factory and demonstrated how chocolate artists meticulously hand-craft decorations as well as exhibiting eye-popping sculptures painted and carved entirely from chocolate.</p><p>Built in 1936, the factory is one of the oldest in Warsaw, the company hosts only two occasions in the year in which entrance is free: one being Museum Night, which involves all of the capital’s museums, and the Wedel chocolate weekend.</p><p>A hit with the locals the 2000 Chocolate Weekend tickets sold out in a matter of minutes on the website.</p>Sat, 08 Dec 2018 19:30:00 +0100NewsLife anticipated by locals, the allocated 2,000 Chocolate Weekend tickets sold out in a matter of minutes on the website. volunteers based on Georgian mountain keep deaths to zero in 2018<p>Breath-taking yet deadly the Georgian peak of Mount Kazbek saw its first year without fatalities in 2018, thanks to Polish mountain rescue volunteers who set up a medical point at 3,650 meters above sea level.</p>Sat, 08 Dec 2018 17:39:00 +0100SportNews rescuers high on Mt Kazbek. The mountain is close to the Georgian capital so is popular with climbers. for Climate starts in Katowice<p>Around 1,000 people are taking part in a "March for Climate," which started in Poland's southern city of Katowice, the capital of the Silesian mining district on Saturday.</p>Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:00:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews for Climate starts in Katowice“Out of the blue” Facebook message opens door to international rugby in Poland for Englishman<p>For Aron Struminski the fact that he now plays international rugby for Poland rests on two factors. The first he is on Facebook, and the second is that his grandfather failed to burn a little piece of paper about 80 years ago.</p>Sat, 08 Dec 2018 12:01:00 +0100SportNews he got a message from the Polish coach via Facebook Struminski originally thought that it might be a “hoax”. Today changes text after Polish Embassy's protest<p>USA Today replaced its text with a new version after the Polish Embassy in Washington on Friday protested against the use of the phrase 'Polish death camps.'</p>Sat, 08 Dec 2018 11:17:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews Today changes text after Polish Embassy's protest relations are very good - Polish PM for The Jersusalem Post<p>In an interview for Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawieckisaid that Polish-Israeli relations are very good, Poland fully supports Israel's sovereignty, and the situation of Jews in Poland is better than in Western Europe.</p>Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:04:00 +0100News & Politics relations are very good - Polish PM for The Jersusalem Post, women on the wall: new murals celebrate the lives and achievements of three pioneering women<p>Three murals of three very different women are being unveiled in Warsaw, Wrocław and Katowice. A singer, a mountaineer and a paediatrician, they are part of an initiative called “Kobiety na mury” (women on the walls) that seeks to celebrate the remarkable women’s achievements and inspire others.</p>Fri, 07 Dec 2018 19:04:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews mural of paediatrician Jolanta Wadowska-Król, who discovered the harm being done by lead poisoning to Katowice’s children. Museum teams up with German organisation to build database of the death camp’s prisoners<p>The Auschwitz Museum has launched an international cooperation project that it hopes will lead to a comprehensive tracing database that will help both relatives of prisoners, and researchers investigating the camp’s victims.</p>Fri, 07 Dec 2018 18:28:00 +0100HistoryNews Auschwitz Museum now has access to a database in Germany that will help shed light on the fates of the camp’s inmates. develops edible plates as Europe moves to ban single-use plastic tableware<p>A Polish company has come up with edible tableware made from wheat bran that users can snack on once they’ve devoured their main meal.</p>Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:15:00 +0100BusinessNews not want not. The biodegradable products can also be eaten. Release Me: Interview with Kamil Baj<p>As you walk the streets of Warsaw and many other cities in Poland, you are not alone. Buzzing about your head are millions of bees that come from hundreds of hives deliberately placed right in the centre of town. They are there because some beekeepers passionately believe in the quality of urban beekeeping and its power to educate the young and old alike about the importance bees play in our ecology and diets. Kamil Baj has been at the forefront of the urban beekeeping revolution in Poland and takes us through his journey, from ditching his corporate 9-5 to starting a buzzing new business.</p>Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:17:00 +0100LifeHeart of Poland Release Me: Interview with Kamil Baj to the past: German aristocrat returns to former family seat to get married<p>A German countess has held her fairytale wedding at a historic Polish castle taken from her family over 80 years ago.</p>Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:51:00 +0100HistoryNewsLife reason to celebrate: Countess Carolin von Hochberg and IT manager Jasper Schulz tied the knot at the bride's famous ancestral home, which belonged to her family for nearly half a millennia. based on Paderewski's life performed in New York<p>Parts of the musical 'Blacksmith', inspired by the life of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, a renowned Polish composer, pianist and statesman, an icon of Polish independence, were performed in New York's Public Space in Manhattan on Thursday.</p>Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:52:00 +0100Art & CultureNews based on Paderewski's life performed in New York Fatale of the silver screen shining star of this year’s Silent Film Festival<p>With Joanna Kulig making waves in Hollywood it seems only fitting that the 19th edition of the Silent Film Festival, which has kicked off in Kraków, looks back at one of the early stars of the silver screen – Poland’s Pola Negri.</p>Thu, 06 Dec 2018 19:36:00 +0100Art & CultureNews festival begins with a screening of ‘Beast’ starring Polish femme fatale Pola Negri in the main role. of classic Polish comics ends in auction<p>An exhibition of classic Polish comics has ended with an auction.</p>Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:01:00 +0100Art & CultureNews included at the DESA auction house in Warsaw were from leading names such as Janusz Chritsa, Tadeusz Baranowski and Mieczysław Piotrowski. boffins scoop prestigious ranking for WORLD’S ‘most cited work’<p>Six Polish scientists are among the most citied in the world, according to the prestigious Clarivate Analytics ranking.</p>Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:12:00 +0100ScienceNews Piotr Ponikowski from Wrocław Medical University, one of the laurates and the Society’s chairman, said: It shows the high position of Polish cardiology and underlines the importance of Poles' contributions to the development of world science. is the leader of growth in Europe - entrepreneurship minister<p>Poland is the leader of growth in Europe, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology Jadwiga Emilewicz said at a Thursday press conference pointing out that Polish GDP will grow by 5.2 percent this year.</p>Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:46:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews is the leader of growth in Europe - entrepreneurship minister president decorates two US citizens<p>President Andrzej Duda honoured two US citizens with the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland during his visit to Washington DC, the President's Office announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 06 Dec 2018 13:15:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews president decorates two US citizensładysław ‘The Pianist’ Szpilman remembered on 108th birthday anniversary<p>For many the name of Władysław Szpilman will forever be associated with the ‘The Pianist’, the Roman Polański film about a Jewish musician’s battle to survive the war, and the unlikely help he got from a German officer.</p>Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:29:00 +0100Art & CultureHistory the end of the war Szpilman resumed his career, writing music and songs, and becoming very much part of the cultural landscape of post-war Poland. raises Poland's 2018 growth forecast to 5.1 pct<p>Global ratings agency Fitch has raised its GDP growth forecast for Poland to 5.1 percent in 2018 from the previously expected 4.8 percent.</p>Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:43:00 +0100BusinessNews raises Poland's 2018 growth forecast to 5.1 pct thanks George Bush for breakthrough European policy<p>During his presidency George H. W. Bush pursued a policy which led to a breakthrough in Europe, and for this we owe him our thanks, President Andrzej Duda told reporters in Washington.</p>Wed, 05 Dec 2018 19:10:00 +0100News & Politics thanks George Bush for breakthrough European policy new boardgame celebrating influential women in history takes internet by storm<p>How about a little game of “Guess Who?”</p>Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:44:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife ground-breaking women are the heroines of 21st century version of Guess Who called Who’s She?. This time the game focuses on achievements and discoveries, rather than looks and funny features. change: Historic Kraków’s quaint street carts to get slick make over<p>A classic Kraków street cart selling traditional local food has gone for a major facelift.</p>Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:32:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife versus new: The traditional blue carts will be replaced by trendier new designs. joins cool list after signing up to major Hollywood acting agency, which includes Brad Pitt!<p>Cold War star Joanna Kulig has signed up with major Hollywood talent agents, Creative Artist Agency.</p>Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:43:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Kulig at the Paweł Pawlikowski's Cold War premiere, Warsaw, 28 May, 2018.'s Monetary Council leaves interest rates unchanged<p>Poland's Monetary Policy Council (RPP) left the country's interest rates unchanged on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:32:00 +0100BusinessNews's Monetary Council leaves interest rates unchanged's exports rise by 9.8 pct y/y in October<p>Poland's exports increased by 9.8 percent year on year and by 13.5 percent month on month in October 2018, Piotr Soroczyński, the chief economist with the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KiG), said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:25:00 +0100BusinessNews's exports rise by 9.8 pct y/y in Octoberózef Piłsudski: Born 151 years ago today, the legacy of 'modern Poland's father’ still lives on<p>He is famed as the father of modern Poland, a national icon and hero of the Polish struggle for independence.</p>Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:35:00 +0100History having his roots in socialist politics, Piłsudski wanted to remain politically neutral, believing the head of state should be above politics. listed company wins prestigious EC competition<p>Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych (Polish Stem Cell Bank, PBKM), a company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), won a prestigious competition for the most innovative company, co-organised by the European Commission.</p>Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:32:00 +0100BusinessNews listed company wins prestigious EC competition president arrives in Washington to attend funeral of George H.W. Bush<p>President Andrzej Duda has arrived in Washington where he will attend the funeral of the 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush, head of the President's Office Krzysztof Szczerski has told PAP.</p>Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:52:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews president arrives in Washington to attend funeral of George H.W. Bush way we used to live: Fascinating exhibition shows off design exhibits of bygone times<p>A new permanent exhibition at the Warsaw National Museum shows off some of the most prevalent designs in Polish history.&nbsp;</p><p>From the interwar folk design movement and influential Kraków workshops through the post-war reconstruction period, social realism and post-1956 modernism, the Gallery of Polish Design exhibition embraces the development and dynamism of Polish art and design.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 04 Dec 2018 18:58:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryLife table by Jerzy Hulewicz (1928) with an oak frame, veneer rosewood and inlaid with birch wood. Morawiecki: Poland to spend EUR 3-4 billion on e-mobility<p>Taking part in Tuesday's COP24 debates, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared that Poland "will directly allocate about EUR 3-4 billion in the next 10 years" for e-mobility development. "We will increase these amounts in our nearest budgets," he added.</p>Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:15:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusiness Morawiecki: Poland to spend EUR 3-4 billion on e-mobility‘We’re getting ready for war,’ says Poland manager after team draws easy group in Euro2020 qualifiers<p>Poland has picked the lucky straw in its Euro2020 qualifiers where it will face some easy competition.</p>Tue, 04 Dec 2018 16:58:00 +0100SportNews manager Jerzy Brzęczek said ‘the goal and dream is to advance to the European championship.’’s concentration camp for children<p>Joanna Podolska-Płocka, the director of the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź, talks to TFN about a Nazi German ‘concentration’ camp exclusively for children aged between 2 and 16. Operating between December 1942 and January 1945, the camp has now been almost totally lost from the collective memory.</p><p><em>Music:</em></p>Tue, 04 Dec 2018 15:00:00 +0100History children, ranging in age from as young as 2 years old up to 16, were routinely beaten, starved and subjected to humiliating and harsh punishments. Forced to work in gruelling conditions, many of the children, their organisms pushed to the limits of endurance, expired from disease and fatigue. Roger opera returns to Warsaw 92 years after its premiere<p>Over ninety years since its premiere, the Polish opera “King Roger” has returned to the stage in Warsaw.</p>Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:07:00 +0100Art & CultureNews new production by Poland’s National Opera brings composer Karol Szymanowski’s “Sicilian drama” back to life for a new generation of operagoers to discover., starved and tortured: The horrifying story of Hitler’s concentration camp for children<p>Among the tragedies that the Germans inflicted on Poland and its people during the Second World War, one has been almost totally lost from the collective memory, yet as much as any other it exposes the cruelty of the occupation, this time towards the youngest and most vulnerable of its victims.</p>Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:32:00 +0100History children, ranging in age from as young as 2 years old up to 16, were routinely beaten, starved and subjected to humiliating and harsh punishments. Forced to work in gruelling conditions, many of the children, their organisms pushed to the limits of endurance, expired from disease and fatigue. emission reduction a global obligation - Polish PM<p>The reduction of carbon dioxide emissions is a global commitment, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday during the UN climate summit in Katowice (COP24).</p>Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:06:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews emission reduction a global obligation - Polish PM Polish PM meets UN chief<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki began his Tuesday activities at the COP24 climate summit in Katowice (southern Poland) with a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.</p>Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:43:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Polish PM meets UN chief of Polish banking system remain stable - Fitch<p>The prospects of the Polish banking system remain stable and reflect the good financial condition of banks, their strong capital and liquidity based on the deposits of domestic clients, the Fitch Ratings agency wrote in a report on central European banks.</p>Mon, 03 Dec 2018 19:33:00 +0100BusinessNews of Polish banking system remain stable - Fitch’s off! Elon Musk launches Polish satellite to battle space junk<p>Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has successfully launched a Polish-made satellite into space.</p>Mon, 03 Dec 2018 19:24:00 +0100ScienceNews CubeSat 2U type satellite will reach an altitude of 575 km and will be the second satellite to be released from the Falcon. construction turns into mammoth task as workers find Mammoth bones in ventilation<p>The bones of a prehistoric mammal have been found at a metro station construction site in Warsaw.</p>Mon, 03 Dec 2018 16:14:00 +0100ScienceNewsLife pelvic bone and skeletal fragments, estimated to be between 100,000 and 120,000 years old, were found by workers in a ventilation system at the future Płocka metro station in the capital's western Wola district.! Wild Swimmer does country proud in sub-zero Antarctic race<p>A Polish wild swimmer has become the first Pole in history to swim 1km in the freezing cold waters of the Antarctica in less than 15 minutes.</p>Mon, 03 Dec 2018 15:37:00 +0100SportNewsLife swimmer and child physiotherapist, Leszek Naziemiec, swam a kilometer in freezing Antarctic waters. pays tribute to the man behind UN’s genocide laws<p>The term “genocide” is known worldwide, but relatively few people know that it was coined by Rafał Lemkin, a lawyer of Polish-Jewish origin.</p>Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:27:00 +0100HistoryNewsł Lemkin became pivotal in helping set up the United Nation’s Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. ready to take responsibility for climate policy - president<p>Poland is ready today to take its share of responsibility for international security, including in the sphere of climate policy, President Andrzej Duda said at the official opening of the COP24 climate summit, which started on Monday in Katowice, south Poland.</p>Mon, 03 Dec 2018 12:21:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews ready to take responsibility for climate policy - president, UN Secretary General open COP24 climate summit in Katowice<p>President Andrzej Duda and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres are attending Monday's official opening of the COP24 climate summit, which has started in Katowice, south Poland.</p>Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:07:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews, UN Secretary General open COP24 climate summit in Katowice holds informal talks with UN secretary general<p>President Andrzej Duda and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres met on Sunday at the presidential residence at a castle in Wisła, south Poland for informal talks on climate and international policy, presidential aide Krzysztof Szczerski has told PAP.</p>Sun, 02 Dec 2018 21:58:00 +0100News & Politics holds informal talks with UN secretary general roars to record breaking success in Warsaw rally race<p>Streets in Warsaw echoed to sound of thousands of untethered horsepower over the weekend as rally cars took part in the annual St. Barbara’s Day rally.</p>Sun, 02 Dec 2018 20:29:00 +0100SportNews highlight of the season, the St Barbara's race brings the thrills of rally racing to Warsaw. a walk on Łódź side: a city neighbourhood defies the past and points to the future<p>From being bruised, broken and largely bankrupt at the turn of millennium, the city of Łódź has performed a U-turn of such dexterous agility that few saw it coming – even the locals.</p>Sun, 02 Dec 2018 17:29:00 +0100Poland NowLife an area famed for handkerchief production the OFF project has revitalised a huge chunk of post-industrial space. takes over COP24 presidency<p>Poland's Deputy Environment Minister Michał Kurtyka officially took over the presidency of the COP24 climate summit in Katowice, south Poland, at the conference's first plenary session on Sunday.</p>Sun, 02 Dec 2018 16:01:00 +0100News & PoliticsScienceLife takes over COP24 presidency say neigh: aging horses get new lease of life on Mazury farm<p>In a village buried deep in the beautiful Masurian Lake District old and sick horses can spend their last years free and at peace. Animals discarded by their owners because of their age, health and the associated costs are given a chance to be happy.</p>Sun, 02 Dec 2018 15:02:00 +0100NewsLife am not a horse charmer. I just co-operate with horses, says Paweł Pośrednik., going, gone! Fangor painting smashes records at Warsaw auction<p>A painting by artist Wojciech Fangor broke Polish records for auction prices when it was sold for PLN 4.72 million.</p>Sun, 02 Dec 2018 11:42:00 +0100BusinessArt & CultureNews the hammer. The record-breaking sale for M39 gets underway in Warsaw. PM: Gov't strives to raise living standards<p>The Law and Justice (PiS) government has achieved a lot and aims to raise the living standards of society to European levels, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday at a conference titled Work for Poland that marked three years of PiS in power.</p>Sat, 01 Dec 2018 18:31:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusiness PM: Gov't strives to raise living standards raise over PLN 1 million to send student to Israel for life-saving cancer treatment<p>A 22-year-old student from Olszówka in southern Poland will make his way to Israel in the coming days to undergo medical treatment that may save his life.</p>Sat, 01 Dec 2018 17:25:00 +0100NewsLife do not have far-reaching plans, I just want to live for the moment, says 22-year-old Konrad., PM express sorrow over death of George H. W. Bush<p>Poland's president, Andrzej Duda, and prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, have issued statements of sorrow and condolence following news of the death on Friday night of former US President George H. W. Bush.</p>Sat, 01 Dec 2018 15:44:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory, PM express sorrow over death of George H. W. Bush a slice on me: couple find success by serving up pizza socks<p>A power couple is sending the internet into meltdown over their deliciously packed pizza socks.</p>Sat, 01 Dec 2018 15:20:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife[Pictured] Pizza box socks, a gift for any pizza lover prone to cold feet. designer becomes social media hit with top-tips for a cosy home<p>With her rooms draped in Scandinavian whites, littered with fresh pine greens and bathed in ambient light, interior designer and online influencer Marzena Marideko has created such a buzz across social media with her home décor that she now has hundreds of thousands of followers.</p>Sat, 01 Dec 2018 12:41:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife crisp white, trendy wabi-sabi and bohemian styles, Marzena kept her limited space airy. products on show at Hungarian health-food chains<p>A monthly promotion of Polish products started on Saturday at Hungarian health-food and natural cosmetic chains, the head of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH)'s Foreign Trade Office, Marcin Karaskiewicz informed PAP.</p>Sat, 01 Dec 2018 12:08:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife products on show at Hungarian health-food chains chef of tomorrow that looks into the past: Aleksander Baron’s recipe for success<p>Crowned earlier in the week as Poland’s ‘Chef of Tomorrow’ at the prestigious Gault &amp; Millau food awards, chef Aleksander Baron has come to learn to live with acclaim – where he goes, it follows. Recognized as one of the country’s true trailblazing talents, few people have played a more prominent role in the rehabilitation of Polish cuisine – not bad going for a guy that wasn’t allowed near a kitchen when working in a restaurant in Scotland.</p>Sat, 01 Dec 2018 10:44:00 +0100BusinessLife Baron: To understand Polish food, you have to understand the country’s history., Denmark take final decisions on Baltic Pipe project<p>Poland's gas grid operator Gaz-System and its Danish peer Energinet reached final investment decisions to launch construction of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, representatives of both governments and operators announced in Warsaw on Friday.</p>Fri, 30 Nov 2018 20:45:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews, Denmark take final decisions on Baltic Pipe project in a manger: Kraków’s historic Christmas cribs make UNESCO list<p>UNESCO has announced that the traditional Kraków nativity cribs will be included in the intangible cultural heritage list. The colourful depictions of the birth of Jesus surrounded by the city’s landmarks will be the first Polish addition to the list.</p>Fri, 30 Nov 2018 19:17:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife tradition of the cribs has now been included in a Unesco list of cultural heritage. your wax and set your eyes on the future: Andrzejki is here again<p>It is not every day that a blob of hot wax dropped into cold water can foretell your future, but it can when that day is Andrzejki. St Andrew’s day stands out as unique occasion in the Polish cultural calendar owing to a mix of early festive fun and traditions that stretch way back into ancient lore.</p>Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:42:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife the most popular fortune-telling tradition is pouring hot wax through a key and into cold water. Morning, Poland! Interview with Anna Kalczyńska<p>When you're one of Poland's best known presenters and TV personalities, how do you deal with the adoration, the pressures of being a role model, as well as the online hate? In this emotional and moving episode of Heart of Poland, Patrick Ney talks to Anna Kalczyńska, presenter of one of Poland's most-watched breakfast TV programmes, Dzień Dobry TVN.</p><p>In a remarkably honest and open interview, Anna talks about her career and some of its hardest moments, such as presenting on the Paris terror attacks of 2017. At times close to tears, Anna talks about some of the toughest challenges she's faced and the journey ahead for her and the country she loves, Poland.</p>Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:36:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsHeart of Poland Morning, Poland! Interview with Anna Kalczyńska man behind the mask: 70 years after his death, TFN looks back on the life of extraordinary Polish-American artist, Władysław Teodor Benda<p>Nobody can say that the talent of WT Benda went unfulfilled. He gained fame as a leading artist in the golden age of American illustration, became an acclaimed designer of theatrical masks and his work still influences artists to this day, despite him dying on November 30, 70 years ago.</p>Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:33:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryładysław Teodor Benda (1873-1948) posing with his famous masks. economy in good shape - minister<p>Commenting on the latest data from the Central Statistical Office (GUS) on Friday, Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz said the Polish economy is in good shape, the growth fundamentals are stable and it especially enjoys investment growth.</p>Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:18:00 +0100BusinessNews economy in good shape - minister's unemployment rate at 3.8 percent in November - Eurostat<p>Poland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained flat month on month at 3.8 percent in November, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:07:00 +0100BusinessNews's unemployment rate at 3.8 percent in November - Eurostat‘Eco-flat’ opens in Katowice as thousands descend on city for climate change conference<p>An “eco flat” in the heart of Katowice will show visitors how to live an environmentally friendly and efficient lives just as an estimated 30,000 people are expected to descend of the city for COP24 climate summit.</p>Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:45:00 +0100ScienceNewsLife is striving hard to shed its image as a city bound to coal and industry. invests in Polish business incubator<p>MasterCard and The Heart have announced the establishment of "The Heart Ventures", a startup incubator which, along with the largest corporations, will build new technology companies that provide additional banking services.</p>Fri, 30 Nov 2018 10:13:00 +0100BusinessNews invests in Polish business incubator at Sundance! Borcuch’s third screening at the Sundance Festival is a gritty love story for our times<p>A Polish film has been nominated for the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent event of its kind in the United States.</p>Thu, 29 Nov 2018 19:19:00 +0100Art & CultureNews film set in a Tuscany town stars (L-R) Katarzyna Smutniak, Antonio Catania and Krystyna Janda. World Is Not Enough: The street artist who created his own country – and now everyone wants to live there<p>His recoil military jacket is paint spattered and there’s a craft beer in his hand; in front, a voluminous, tattered sketchpad filled with random ideas and doodles of monsters. At twenty-eight years of age, Dawid Majgat doesn’t stand-out as standard ambassador material, but then again, neither is there much typical about the state he represents.</p>Thu, 29 Nov 2018 17:10:00 +0100Art & CultureNews in the summer of 2016, Republic ¥ is the country you never learned about in school, and Majgat its self-appointed diplomatic voice. A masters graduate from the Faculty of Fine Art in Toruń, the formation and subsequent development of Republic ¥ is what this artist describes as his life’s work.'s Directorate-General: Poland's ESI up in November<p>Poland's Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) rose in November 2018 to 109.0 points from 106.8 points in October, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:32:00 +0100BusinessNews's Directorate-General: Poland's ESI up in November song! 'Roxie’s' Euro hit was originally meant for Rita Ora!<p>A song that brought Eurovision success to a teenager was originally intended for pop heavy-hitter Rita Ora.</p>Thu, 29 Nov 2018 15:43:00 +0100Art & CultureNews to the competition Polish starlet ‘Roxie’ had already been pegged as one of the favourites to win after the song went viral on YouTube with over 1 million views in just two weeks.ów nativity scenes entered onto UNESCO cultural heritage list<p>Traditional Krakovian 'szopkas' or nativity scenes have been included on the prestigious UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list.</p>Thu, 29 Nov 2018 14:42:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLifeów nativity scenes entered onto UNESCO cultural heritage list good idea! E-car engineers develop engine that sits inside WHEEL hub<p>How can the move to electric cars be eased, reducing C02 emissions? Polish engineers at the Institute of Drives and Electrical Machines (KOMEL) in Katowice have an answer: an engine placed directly inside a car wheel.</p>Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:59:00 +0100BusinessScienceNews’s engineers have designed a 'direct drive' that’s placed in a car’s wheels. economic indicator up in November - BIEC<p>The Leading Economic Indicator (WWK), which forecasts future economic activity in Poland, rose by 1.5 points month on month in November, the Bureau for Investments and Economic Cycles (BIEC) said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:12:00 +0100BusinessNews economic indicator up in November - BIEC trade agency opens office in Seoul<p>The Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) has opened a Foreign Trade Office in the South Korean capital Seoul, PAIH announced in a Wednesday communique. The agency added that the new office joins more than a dozen in Asia.</p>Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:55:00 +0100BusinessNews trade agency opens office in Seoul in race to make first winter ascent of K2<p>A Polish team of climbers is in a two-way race to make the first ever winter ascent of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and a peak that has claimed 77 lives over the years.</p>Wed, 28 Nov 2018 18:51:00 +0100SportNews the Savage Mountain owing to its grim reputation for claiming lives, K2 has never been climbed in winter. Among the Nations medals awarded in Warsaw<p>Sixteen Poles who helped rescue Jews during World War Two were posthumously awarded with Righteous Among the Nations medals at a ceremony at Warsaw's POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 28 Nov 2018 17:23:00 +0100HistoryNewsLife Among the Nations medals awarded in Warsaw Wars fan becomes first man in Poland to name his son Yoda after linguistic battle<p>A Star Wars fan has won the right to name his son Yoda following a duel with linguists.</p>Wed, 28 Nov 2018 15:46:00 +0100NewsLife Wars fan Wojciech Staszewski decided to name his son Yoda after the film’s fictional Jedi master. tune in to watch operations as they are performed and live streamed across the globe<p>Surgeons from across Europe have teamed up online to publicly live stream their operations.</p>Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:37:00 +0100ScienceNews[Pictured] The first surgery session taking place at a clinic in Poznań. Only the 11 best Laryngological surgeons in Europe were invited to take part in the broadcast. sentiment indicator up in November<p>Poland's banking sentiment indicator (Pengab) rose by 2.9 point month on month in November 2018 to 28.9 points, according to the Polish Bank Association (ZBP) and the Kantar TNS market research centre.</p>Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:52:00 +0100BusinessNews sentiment indicator up in November last! Plans to gentrify Palace of Culture’s central square FINALLY go ahead after tender winner announced<p>Warsaw’s city authorities have revealed the winner of a competition to redesign the central square in front of the city’s Palace of Culture and Science.</p>Wed, 28 Nov 2018 11:39:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife year-round greenery, a pond and dozens of benches, the new design will give the square a much-needed facelift.Łucznik produces commemorative centenary FB Vis pistol<p>On the occasion of Poland's 100th anniversary of regaining independence, arms maker Łucznik has created a limited edition commemorative FB Vis pistol based on original pre-war documentation, the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) has announced.</p>Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:42:00 +0100BusinessHistoryNewsŁucznik produces commemorative centenary FB Vis pistol ready for COP24<p>Poland is ready for the COP24 climate conference, Environment Minister Henryk Kowalczyk said on Tuesday in Warsaw. Kowalczyk said preparations for the meeting, scheduled on December 2-14 in the southern-Polish city of Katowice, had been a major organisational challenge.</p>Tue, 27 Nov 2018 20:35:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews ready for COP24, is it me you’re looking for? Piano hopefuls show off their talents at international Chopin festival<p>A small town in central Poland came alive at the weekend as young pianists from around the world arrived for the 26<sup>th</sup> edition of the International Chopin Festival at Masovia.</p><p>Set in Sochaczew, close to Fryderyk Chopin’s birthplace in Żelazowa Wola, around 70 children aged between 7-19 knocked out some of the composer’s greatest pieces, including nocturnes, polonaises and mazurkas.</p><p>The festival is one of the most important of its kind for future world-class pianists, with some of them aspiring to attend the Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in 2020.</p>Tue, 27 Nov 2018 19:49:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Chopin Festival at Masovia‘I see no reason why Europe should not trust the Italian government,’ says PM<p><strong>PAP:</strong> Prime Minister, while we were all focused on Brexit this weekend, another important encounter took place in Brussels. On Saturday, Giuseppe Conte spoke with Jean-Claude Juncker about Italy’s budget plan – and they agreed that the dialogue will continue. Do you have any comments?</p>Tue, 27 Nov 2018 18:00:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews"We implemented our Responsible Development Strategy, which opened a new chapter in Polish economic policy", said Mateusz Morawiecki. ‘metropolis of the future’ artist wins prestigious international award<p>Polish-born artist Oskar Krajewski has won the international “It’s ART Call 2018” competition in London for his stunning sculptures made up of unused pieces of plastic and unwanted parts.</p>Tue, 27 Nov 2018 17:34:00 +0100Art & CultureNews “Recycled Futures” project, completed in 2016, features a sculpture made up of over 25,000 discarded objects, such as watches and computer parts. businesses pouring more money into R&D - entrepreneurship min<p>Central Statistical Office (GUS) data on research and development (R&amp;D) spending in 2017, released on Tuesday, show that more Polish entrepreneurs are increasing spending on R&amp;D activities, Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz told PAP.</p>Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:33:00 +0100BusinessNews businesses pouring more money into R&D - entrepreneurship min goods attracting star attention including Guns N’ Roses’ guitarist Slash<p>The city of Białystok may not be the first place you associate with Guns N’ Roses star Slash.</p>Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:50:00 +0100BusinessArt & CultureSportLife Good: Adam Zdanowicz's MAD Bicycles are a major hit with celebrities.'s wholesale sales up in October - stats office<p>The wholesale sales of Poland's trading firms grew by 15.8 percent year on year in October 2018 and by 11.6 percent month on month, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:22:00 +0100BusinessNews's wholesale sales up in October - stats office's unemployment rate flat at 5.7 pct in October - stats office<p>Poland's unemployment rate in October 2018 remained flat month on month at 5.7 percent, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:16:00 +0100BusinessNews's unemployment rate flat at 5.7 pct in October - stats office Stanley upgrades Poland's 2018 GDP growth forecast<p>Morgan Stanley's analysts have upgraded Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2018 to 5.1 percent from its earlier 4.9 percent estimate.</p>Mon, 26 Nov 2018 20:29:00 +0100BusinessNews Stanley upgrades Poland's 2018 GDP growth forecast ‘space mole’ to set a first by drilling FIVE metres into core of Mars to see if humans can live there<p>A Polish space device called ‘the Mole’ will begin hammering its way through the crust of Mars as part of a NASA-led Space mission, to discover if the future survival of humans can be secured by inhabiting deserted planets.</p>Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:57:00 +0100ScienceNews insight probe, with the help of “Mole”, will check for the geological composition, possible tectonic movements and detect substances that will allow us to settle on Mars one day. to cooperate with France, Germany to de-escalate Azov Sea tension<p>Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki declared on Monday that Poland will cooperate with France and Germany to de-escalate tension in the Sea of Azov and for Russia's return to observing international law.</p>Mon, 26 Nov 2018 17:15:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews to cooperate with France, Germany to de-escalate Azov Sea tension IT Crowd: Computer brains descend on Warsaw for world’s largest hackathon – and the PM pops in too<p>Europe’s largest hackathon took place in Warsaw this weekend: the HackYeah festival bringing together around 2500 computer programmers.</p>Mon, 26 Nov 2018 16:28:00 +0100BusinessScienceNews’s PM Mateusz Morawiecki dropped in to meet the IT specialists at Europe’s largest hackathon, the HackYeah festival in Warsaw. President told by Ukrainian counterpart situation is serious<p>During a telephone conversation with President Andrzej Duda, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko described the current situation in the Sea of Azov as serious and dangerous for Ukraine, Polish president's aide Krzysztof Szczerski has said.</p>Mon, 26 Nov 2018 16:21:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews President told by Ukrainian counterpart situation is serious‘Mystery’ photos of bygone times brought to life in amazing colour<p>Fascinating scenes from weddings, christenings, harvests and religious processions from the early days of black and white photography have been vividly brought back to life in a new exhibition of colourised photos at the Ethnographic Museum in Poznań.</p>Mon, 26 Nov 2018 15:55:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews identities of the those who feature in the painstakingly digitally retouched images remain a mystery, as do many of the locations and the photographers who took them. Star! Roksana rocks it with stunning Junior Eurovision win<p>Teenage singing sensation Roksana Węgiel has become the first Pole to win the Junior Eurovision competition.</p>Mon, 26 Nov 2018 13:49:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife sensation Roksana ‘Roxie’ Węgiel, from Jasło, becomes first Pole to win Junior Eurovision contest envisages 1 million electric vehicles in 2025<p>According to the Polish Energy Policy 2040 draft, Poland expects to have 50,000 electric vehicles in 2020 and 1 million electric vehicles in 2025.</p>Sun, 25 Nov 2018 20:50:00 +0100 envisages 1 million electric vehicles in 2025 deal guarantees rights of Poles in UK - PM<p>At the conclusion of a special Brexit summit in Brussels on Sunday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the agreed deal guarantees the rights of Polish citizens in Britain. He added that it had also managed to settle financial issues.</p>Sun, 25 Nov 2018 17:59:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews deal guarantees rights of Poles in UK - PM dolled up but nowhere to go? Then head to Białowieża for Poland’s quirkiest museum<p>The first rule of travel? Expect the unexpected. Never is this truer than the backwaters of Poland. Take Białowieża as an example. Not the wider region, with its roaming bison and wild, primeval forests, but the tiny timber town at the core of this district.</p>Sun, 25 Nov 2018 16:06:00 +0100Art & CultureNews doll casts a suspicious eye over visitors to the museum. slippery slope: as winter approaches ski resorts get ready for action<p>With temperatures heading south Poland’s ski resorts are gearing up for the new season, hoping that winter will bring piles of snow and the resulting crowds of skiers.</p>Sun, 25 Nov 2018 13:41:00 +0100SportNewsLife the piste. Poland has around 490 kilometres of slopes served by 690 ski lifts. courtly controversy: arguments still rage over whether the country’s last king was good or bad for Poland<p>To say that Stanisław August Poniatowski, whose abdication 223 years ago this week put an end to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, is a divisive figure in Polish history would be an understatement.</p>Sun, 25 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0100HistoryNews may consider Poniatowski a traitor, but he also presided over a flowering of Polish culture. Prevention Centre website launched<p>The Terrorism Prevention Centre of Excellence of the Internal Security Agency (ABW), established in May 2018, has launched a new website to inform the public about the institution.</p>Sun, 25 Nov 2018 08:59:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Prevention Centre website launched drawn in ‘group of death’ in U21 football European championship<p>Poland’s U21 football team has been drawn in a “group of death” at next year’s European Championship.</p>Sat, 24 Nov 2018 19:21:00 +0100SportNews team celebrate qualification but face hard matches in the 'group of death'. the gap: business leaders unite to narrow the gender pay gap<p>The heads of business giants Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Citi Bank, MasterCard, Deloitte and BGŻ BNP Paribas in Poland have banded together in a new movement to close the gender gap.</p>Sat, 24 Nov 2018 18:22:00 +0100BusinessNews the left in the row: Stoyan Ivanov, Mark Loughran, Marek Metrycki, Przemysław Gdański, Bartosz Ciołkowski and Paul Wojciechowski. In front of them sits Olga Kozierowska.‘Rolling stones’ in Belarus to help rebuild key castle in Polish history<p>People from all over Belarus are responding to an internet appeal to bring stones to the town of Krevo to help restore a 14th-century castle that is a key site in Polish history.</p>Sat, 24 Nov 2018 14:56:00 +0100HistoryNews witnessed the signing of the Union of Krevo in 1385 that initiated the ever closer union of Poland and Lithuania that led to Poland’s Golden Age. archeologists find megalithic constructions in Lebanon<p>Polish archeologists discovered the buildings erected from enormous, unworked stones, dating from the mid-4th century BC, in northern Lebanon, Zuzanna Wygnańska from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology (CAŚ) of Warsaw University informed PAP.</p>Sat, 24 Nov 2018 12:15:00 +0100ScienceHistoryNews archeologists find megalithic constructions in Lebanon strike: how the Poles wanted to launch a ‘preventive war’ against Hitler’s Germany<p>Professor Marek Kornat from the history institute at the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University explains how Poland wanted to contain Hitler.</p>Sat, 24 Nov 2018 11:33:00 +0100History say Marshall Józef Piłsudski tried to organise an alliance with France, Czechoslovakia and Great Britain against Hitler in the spring of 1933. composer honoured with German federal decoration<p>German Ambassador Rolf Nikel decorated a renowned Polish contemporary composer, Krzysztof Penderecki, with the Great Cross of Merit with the Star of the Federal Republic of Germany on the occasion of the composer's 85th birthday on Friday.</p>Sat, 24 Nov 2018 09:15:00 +0100Art & CultureNews composer honoured with German federal decoration to go greener under Energy Ministry's long-term plan<p>Under a draft energy policy until 2040 by the Energy Ministry, less than 30 pct of Polish electricity will come from buring coal in 2040, but in 2030 the proportion will still be 60 pct. The first nuclear power plant is expected to be up and running by 2033.</p>Fri, 23 Nov 2018 19:38:00 +0100BusinessNews to go greener under Energy Ministry's long-term plan ‘Aguśka’ wins World Championship with her dazzling footwork in international freestyle football comp<p>The Rzeszow blonde beat two-time world champion Frenchwoman Melody Donchet to claim the title at the 10th street style event organised by Red Bull at the Hala Gwardii market in Warsaw.</p>Fri, 23 Nov 2018 19:26:00 +0100SportNewsLife year crowned European Queen 20017, this year Aguśka is World Champion. case that saved WWII Jewish man found in mint condition<p>A silver cigarette case used as a bribe to release a Jewish man from the Łódż ghetto prison during WWII has been found in the home of a Polish man.</p>Fri, 23 Nov 2018 16:29:00 +0100HistoryLife cigarette box, made of real silver, had been given to prison director Salomon Hercberg by the Jewish artist Chaim Klieger, who had been imprisoned in the ghetto.'s M3 money supply up - central bank<p>Poland’s M3 money supply in October 2018 grew by 8.3 percent year on year and by 1.3 percent month on month to PLN 1.395 trillion (EUR 325 billion), the National Bank of Poland (NBP) announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 23 Nov 2018 16:06:00 +0100BusinessNews's M3 money supply up - central bank of 200-mln-year-old lizard-mammal weighing 9 tons and the size of an elephant found in village<p>A new Triassic mammal cousin that roamed Silesia, in south-western Poland, around 210 million years ago has been discovered by scientists.</p>Fri, 23 Nov 2018 14:36:00 +0100ScienceNews appears to have lived alongside dinosaurs, with its large size helping to deter predators. Until now, scientists thought that dinosaurs were the only group that grew to such big sizes. Warsaw garden has rosy future after making it on to prestigious heritage list<p>An historical garden in the centre of Warsaw has been entered onto the heritage protection list by the Masovia Conservator of Historic Monuments.</p>Fri, 23 Nov 2018 11:54:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews garden can be found at the back of the Blue Palace at the corner of Senatorska and Marszałkowska streets near Bankowy square. before they were cool: Julia Szopa<p>Julia Szopa studied Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence before embarking on a global career in tech start ups. As CEO of Startup Poland, Julia works to help build Poland's growing tech startup scene. Poland's economy is growing fast. Tech entrepreneurs from outside Poland are taking notice. In this episode of Heart of Poland, Julia describes her personal journey into the exciting startup ecosystem and how Startup Poland has helped shape the country's understanding and attitude to business. Along the way she describes the unique business qualities Poles have - and some of the challenges of doing business in Poland.</p>Fri, 23 Nov 2018 11:19:00 +0100BusinessHeart of Poland before they were cool: Julia Szopa tyre manufacturer to invest EUR 39 mln in its Polish plant<p>Michelin will invest PLN 169 mln (EUR 39 mln) in its plant in Olsztyn (north-eastern Poland) to increase production, the company said in a press release.</p>Thu, 22 Nov 2018 21:08:00 +0100BusinessNews tyre manufacturer to invest EUR 39 mln in its Polish plant! Poland ships 88mln złoty-worth of ‘flat packs’ to build new Antarctic research station<p>Threatened by harsh storms, rising sea levels, and impending evacuation, a top scientific station in Antarctica has been granted 88 million PLN by Poland to build a giant new ‘flat-pack’ research centre to continue its vital work.</p>Thu, 22 Nov 2018 19:42:00 +0100ScienceNews will help save a top Antarctic research centre (pictured) from being submerged by rising sea levels by providing funding of 88 million PLN for its urgent reconstruction so scientists can continue it’s key scientific research in the area. bank sees room for growth in Polish financial system<p>The size and structure of the Polish financial system show that there is room for its further growth, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) wrote on Thursday in a presentation accompanying its report on the development of the financial system in 2017.</p>Thu, 22 Nov 2018 17:31:00 +0100BusinessNews bank sees room for growth in Polish financial system day the horror began: Today marks the 78th anniversary of the first executions at Auschwitz death camp<p>The first executions at the notorious Nazi-German death camp Auschwitz took place 78 years ago today.</p>Thu, 22 Nov 2018 16:42:00 +0100History 40 Polish prisoners arrived at Auschwitz in a truck. With their hands tied behind their backs, the group was led by SS guards to a ditch and machine-gunned to death. sales up 9.7 pct y/y in October - stats office<p>Poland's retail sales increased by 9.7 percent year on year and by 7.4 percent month on month in October 2018, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 22 Nov 2018 13:43:00 +0100BusinessNews sales up 9.7 pct y/y in October - stats office cheeses descend on Warsaw for Dialogue for Democracy forum<p>How are new technologies shaping democracy and what can policy-makers do about it?</p>Thu, 22 Nov 2018 12:52:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews event organised by Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs brings together civil society, human rights defenders, academics and government representatives. This year’s focus is on democracy and social media. can count on Poland in Brexit talks, Polish PM tells Channel 4<p>The United Kingdom can count on Poland's support in the EU-UK negotiations over Britain's leaving the bloc, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said in an interview with the British television Channel 4, broadcast in the main news bulletin on Wednesday.</p>Thu, 22 Nov 2018 12:34:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews can count on Poland in Brexit talks, Polish PM tells Channel 4’s back! Kubica returns to Formula 1 seven years after horror crash<p>Racing driver Robert Kubica is to return to Formula 1 seven years after a near-fatal high-speed crash left him with a severely damaged right hand that still has only limited movement.</p>Thu, 22 Nov 2018 11:39:00 +0100SportNews 33-year old announced on November 22 that he had signed for Williams for the 2019 season, and will partner George Russell as the team’s drivers. marks Isaac B. Singer Nobel prize anniversary<p>The Sejm (lower house) on Wednesday commemorated the 40th anniversary of Polish-born Jewish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer's receipt of the Nobel Prize for literature (1978).</p>Thu, 22 Nov 2018 09:12:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews marks Isaac B. Singer Nobel prize anniversary for developing high-tech cooperation with Singapore<p>Poland is interested in bilateral cooperation with Singapore in high value-added products and services, Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwiecinski said during a Wednesday meeting with the Ambassador of Singapore to Poland Loo Choon Yong.</p>Wed, 21 Nov 2018 18:50:00 +0100BusinessScienceLife for developing high-tech cooperation with Singapore perform incredible 3-in-1 op to reconstruct man’s shattered face in ground-breaking surgery<p>&nbsp;A severely disfigured man who had his face crushed when he fell off a ladder has had it completely reconstructed with a ground-breaking ‘3-in-1’ implant.</p>Wed, 21 Nov 2018 18:12:00 +0100ScienceNews implant used was the first of it’s kind made in Poland. Rather than just support one anatomy, it supports the eye socket, cheekbone and jaw. the digital divide: Poland needs to get digitising if it wants to remain competitive<p>As the global economy changes, how can Poland maintain growth and remain competitive? This is the focus of a new study entitled “Poland as a digital challenger. Digitisation as the new driver of growth for the country and region” by global management consultancy firm McKinsey.</p>Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:54:00 +0100BusinessNews new report says that closing the digital gap on Western Europe could add EUR 64 billion to Poland’s GDP. national library presents Polish science exhibition<p>The exhibition 'Poland - this is science' portraying 25 of the most eminent achievements of the last 27 years of Polish science opened on Tuesday in the National Library of Technology in Prague, Czech Republic.</p>Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:52:00 +0100ScienceNews national library presents Polish science exhibition to Polish soldiers resited in Boston after 12 years<p>The Partisans Memorial, a sculpture depicting Polish WWII underground soldiers was unveiled after 12 years in Boston, the Boston Herald daily announced on Tuesday.</p>Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:08:00 +0100HistoryNews to Polish soldiers resited in Boston after 12 years firms in Germany on a roll, looking to expand and employ more<p>More than half of the Polish companies operating in Germany are planning to expand, according to a new report.</p>Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:51:00 +0100BusinessNews Salomon from the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology talking with Polish entrepreneurs about running businesses in Germany. a language if you want to get ahead and earn more, study shows<p>Learning languages can boost your career prospects and increase the size of your wage packet a new study by a Warsaw-based think-tank has shown.</p>Wed, 21 Nov 2018 11:16:00 +0100BusinessNewsLife“Investments in learning foreign languages will translate into wage benefits in the future, too,” notes Jacek Liwiński, a senior economist at CASE.'t adopts draft amendment to law on foreigners<p>The Polish government has adopted a draft amendment to the bill on foreigners, aimed at implementing relevant EU directives. The project involves the conditions of entry and residency of non-EU citizens who want to study or train.</p>Wed, 21 Nov 2018 10:01:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews't adopts draft amendment to law on foreigners series of photos released by the National Archives offer intimate look at interwar Poland<p>The ‘100x100’ album contains a rich variety of pictures that not only cover the lives of the powerful and famous, but also those of everyday Poles.</p><p>In one, a smiling Marshal Piłsudski stands leaning on his sword while taking a break during a formal ceremony, but in another photograph a group of holidaymakers lie on beach, inspecting the Baltic Sea.</p><p>Another shows a cobbler in his workshop while in one picture, perhaps serving as portent of the darkness that would engulf the republic, a woman practices shooting a pistol as an army officer looks on.</p><p>Writing in the introduction to the album Marianna Otmianowska, the director of the Digital Archives and the person behind the project, said that she the pictures “allow us to time travel for a moment to the inter-war period, to feel its colourfulness, despite the black and white film.”</p>Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:08:00 +0100HistoryLife policeman helping an old lady to cross Krakowskie Przedmieście Street in Warsaw, in the area of the Castle Square. The photo was taken as one of a series documenting the everyday duties of national police officers, 1925. years ago today Poland sent and received its FIRST email<p>Anybody sending an email today (November 20th) might pause to consider that it was on this day 28 years ago that the first email was sent to Poland.</p>Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:48:00 +0100ScienceHistory being a milestone in Polish communications history, the forerunner of the countless millions of emails now sent each day contained just two undramatic sentences that create the impression the sender had little idea that they were about to start a revolution. celebs get together to raise awareness of air pollution in series of short videos<p>Polish celebrities are fighting back against smog by raising awareness in a powerful new social media campaign.</p>Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:02:00 +0100NewsLife campaign includes 41 Polish stars as ambassadors to help bring change to the way Poles think about air pollution. People's Party leader visits Auschwitz Museum<p>Manfred Weber, who leads the European People's Party's (EPP) group in the European Parliament underscored during a visit to the former Nazi German Auschwitz death camp in southern Poland that "Europe must remember what people are capable of."</p>Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:44:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews People's Party leader visits Auschwitz Museum to receive full compensation for retail electricity price hikes - MinEnergy<p>Poland will compensate all households for 100 percent of any electricity price increases, Minister of Energy Krzysztof Tchorzewski said Tuesday.</p>Tue, 20 Nov 2018 13:39:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews to receive full compensation for retail electricity price hikes - MinEnergy ‘Frantic’ lenser Witold Sobociński dies at 89<p>World-renowned cinematography legend and veteran professor, Witold Sobociński passed away yesterday aged 89.</p>Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:53:00 +0100Art & CultureNews equally important inspiration for his film work, Sobociński once confessed, was painting, saying he believed space was created by light and colour, both in a single shot and in a whole film. industrial production up in October - stats office<p>Poland's industrial output rose by 7.4 percent year on year in October 2018, after a 2.8 percent increase year on year in September, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:35:00 +0100BusinessNews industrial production up in October - stats office Polish cinematographer dies<p>Witold Sobociński, a cinematographer who worked with the renowned Polish film directors Roman Polański, Andrzej Wajda and Wojciech Jerzy Has, has died at the age of 89, the Łódź Film School announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 19 Nov 2018 20:14:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Polański (L) and Witold Sobociński (R), Bydgoszcz, November 10th, 2018. boffin students make prestigious ranking with revolutionary antibiotic therapy device<p>Polish students have made it into the Top 100 in the Journal of mHealth for designing a device that is set to revolutionise antibiotic therapy.</p>Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:56:00 +0100ScienceNews prototype of the point-of-care diagnostic machine. It is 40 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm, it could analyze the smear of 6 patients at the same time. (that one on the pic is made for 2 patients). on, girl! ‘Marvellous’ motorbiking Marzena picked for Bonneville speed trials challenge<p>A super motorbike racer is gearing up to be the first Polish female motorcyclist to break the world speed record at the famed Bonneville speedway 2020.</p>Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:08:00 +0100SportLife to win: Last year, Marzena from Izabelin, 30km from Warsaw, came 4th in the 2017 Polish Cup as the only female competitor in the group of 21. legend Paul McCartney asks punk rock politician for HELP with Isaac Bashevis day<p>Former Beatle Paul McCartney has sent a letter to the leader of Poland’s third largest political grouping asking for help in turning November 21st into a day of honour for Nobel-winning writer Isaac Bashevis Singer.</p>Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:21:00 +0100News & PoliticsArt & CultureNews legend Paul McCartney asks punk rock politician for HELP with Isaac Bashevis day Hall concert celebrates Poland's independence anniversary<p>A Polish music concert at Carnegie Hall and the unveiling of a relief depicting an icon of Polish independence, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, at the Polish Slavic Center dominated Sunday celebrations in New York of the centenary of Poland regaining independence.</p>Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:26:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Hall concert celebrates Poland's independence anniversary but not forgotten: Oldest nun in the world dies at 110<p>A nun, thought to be the oldest in the world, has died at the grand old age of 110.</p>Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:04:00 +0100NewsLife Archbishop of Krakow Marek Jędraszewski visiting Sister Cecylia, on her 110th birthday in March. about Polish WWII hero wins award at United Solo Festival<p>A monodrama about a Polish WWII hero titled "The Auschwitz Volunteer: Captain Witold Pilecki" won the Best Documentary Show award at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City on Sunday.</p>Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:28:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews about Polish WWII hero wins award at United Solo Festival corporate wage and employment rise in October<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage rose by 7.6 percent year on year to PLN 4,921.39 in October and 3.1 percent month on month, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:40:00 +0100BusinessNews corporate wage and employment rise in October's financial system stable - Finance Minister, central bank head<p>Poland's financial system has been operating in a stable and safe way. The Financial Stability Committee has been securing this stability, declared Finance Minister Teresa Czerwińska and the governor of the National Bank of Poland, Adam Glapiński, on Monday.</p>Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:30:00 +0100BusinessNews's financial system stable - Finance Minister, central bank head ref of fresh air: meet the law student who’s got the football world dribbling<p>Having amassed in excess of 140,000 Instagram followers, been the subject of numerous articles and run out in front of thousands of fanatical fans, Karolina Bojar has already achieved what many can only dream of, a fact made all the more impressive given her young age.</p>Sun, 18 Nov 2018 18:49:00 +0100SportLife blazer. Just 21 Karolina Bojar has become one of Poland’s few female referees. to sign Employee Capital Plan act<p>President Andrzej Duda on Monday will sign an act triggering the earlier-announced Employee Capital Plans (PPK) private pension programme, the President's Office has informed.</p>Sun, 18 Nov 2018 18:19:00 +0100News & Politics to sign Employee Capital Plan act outsourcing company to open centre in Poland<p>The Japanese Transcosmos global outsourcing company will open a centre in Poznan, western Poland. In coming years the company plans to expand and turn the operating centre into one of its key global outsourcing hubs employing up to 500.</p>Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:14:00 +0100BusinessNews outsourcing company to open centre in Poland not, want not: NGO deploys cupboards on Szczecin’s streets for people to leave food for the hungry<p>Food cupboards have popped up around the north-west town of Szczecin to help educate the public about food waste and encourage them to donate food as winter takes hold and Christmas approaches.</p>Sun, 18 Nov 2018 16:38:00 +0100NewsLife of the food cupboards. The exchange is totally free of charge, and above any religious and political beliefs, says Dorota Demska. Food Share Szczecin. and times of controversial and bizarre Polish sculptor examined in a Leonardo DiCaprio produced film<p>Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio has teamed up with his father to produce a film about Stanisław Szukalski, a half-forgotten Polish artist who died more than 30 years ago.</p>Sun, 18 Nov 2018 14:51:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsław Szukalski (1893-1987) in front of his sculpture, Kraków, 1936., up and away: president announces plans to rebuild historic palace in the heart of Warsaw<p>A recent announcement by the president of plans to rebuild the Saski Palace that once stood on Piłsudski Square in Warsaw has raised questions and renewed interest in the historical palace.</p>Sun, 18 Nov 2018 12:51:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory artist’s impression of the re-built palace. Estimates put the cost of rebuilding between PLN 200 and PLN 1 billion. is both pro-American and pro-European - Polish PM in Hamburg<p>Poland is both pro-American and pro-European, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated during the Future of Transatlantic Relations (FOTAR) international conference held in Hamburg on Saturday.</p>Sat, 17 Nov 2018 20:15:00 +0100News & Politics is both pro-American and pro-European - Polish PM in Hamburg poetry: Polish prose hits the London Underground<p>London Underground passengers have been able to enjoy classic Polish poetry on their busy morning commutes as part of the centennial celebrations of Poland regaining its independence.</p>Sat, 17 Nov 2018 19:22:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLife Polish Book Institute with the support by the Polish embassy have created 1650 excepts of Polish literature for tube-commuters. designer becomes a hit with the stars with hand-painted clothes<p>An amateur designer from Poznań has become a hit with stars in both Poland and Hollywood with her hand-painted clothes.</p>Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:59:00 +0100Art & CultureLife, an impressed Hugh Jackman with Andruszkiewicz’s hand-painted shirt at the premiere of Logan in London 2017. film wins award at Swedish film festival<p>Paweł Pawlikowski’s film "Cold War", Poland’s entry for the US Academy Awards in the foreign language film category, received the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award at the 29th International Film Festival in Stockholm, on Friday.</p>Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:43:00 +0100Art & CultureNews film wins award at Swedish film festival breaking biography of Joseph Conrad wins major literary award<p>A “genre-bending” biography of Polish-born author Joseph Conrad has scooped a prestigious literary prize in the Canada.</p>Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:24:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Conrad’s life and literature was shaped by the rapidly changing world he lived in. Exchange: The Fulbright Program in Poland. Justyna Janiszewska<p>The friendships and knowledge that participants in the Fulbright Program build last lifetimes. Fulbright Poland sends students to Poland from the US and vice versa to study and work together. Arriving in Poland, the &nbsp;US students are met with cultural differences that can surprise them. More than a few stay for good. Arriving in the US, Fulbright scholars are expected to promote Poland with everything they do. Not surprisingly, the expectations are high and the competition fierce. &nbsp;In this episode of Heart of Poland, we spoke to Fulbright Poland's Director, Justyna Janiszewska to hear about how international exchanges are changing the lives of participants, nations and helping shape ideas in science and art.</p>Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:38:00 +0100ScienceLifeHeart of Poland Exchange: The Fulbright Program in Poland. Justyna Janiszewska in Hamburg for conference on transatlantic relations<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is in Hamburg on Saturday to attend the Future of Transatlantic Relations (FOTAR) international conference.</p>Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:23:00 +0100News & Politics in Hamburg for conference on transatlantic relations to create “DNA map” of Poland to help in fight against cancer<p>Members of the public are being asked to volunteer to help scientists in the creation of a “DNA map” of the country that will improve their capabilities when it comes to fighting serious diseases.</p>Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:57:00 +0100ScienceNewsLife 50 scientists will work on the creation of the "genetic map" of Poland. of Polish culture begins in Vilnius<p>The sixth edition of the Polish Culture Days festival began in Vilnius on Friday. The three-day event includes concerts, performances and presentations of old Polish traditional cuisine.</p>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 20:59:00 +0100Art & CultureNews of Polish culture begins in Vilnius book: The woman who visits prison to read to Poland's hardest criminals<p>Behind thick, yellow walls, surrounded by barbwire, searchlights and armed guards, sit some of Poland’s hardest criminals.</p>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 20:35:00 +0100Life month Maria Majewska-Dąbrowska visits murderers, thugs and rapists in Warsaw’s Białołęka prison to read books with them.’s some party! Penderecki celebrates 85th birthday with marathon week-long concert<p>Composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki will celebrate his 85<sup>th</sup> birthday this week with a week of concerts.</p>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:36:00 +0100Art & CultureNews will lead the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra and there will be a joint performance by the National Philharmonic and Grand Theatre choirs. marvelous! Poland first EU country to produce Toyota’s hybrid cars<p>Car giant Toyota has chosen Poland as the first country in Europe to be involved in the production of its key hybrid cars.</p>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:43:00 +0100BusinessNews new Toyota corolla hybrid was presented this year, October 2nd at the Paris Motor Show.'s HICP inflation at 1.5 pct y/y in October - Eurostat<p>Poland's Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) grew by 1.5 percent year on year in October 2018, flat on 1.5 percent in the previous month, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:47:00 +0100BusinessNews's HICP inflation at 1.5 pct y/y in October - Eurostat march made in heaven: When Mateusz Koszela took his girlfriend Aneta to Warsaw for Independence Day she had no idea what was about to happen next<p>For Aneta Chrin, going to Warsaw on Independence Day was a big enough event. Poland was celebrating 100 years of independence and the streets were buzzing with national pride.</p>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:16:00 +0100NewsLife you marry me? Mateusz told TFN: I’d been planning it for some time, but then when the march was cancelled everything was ruined. It was great, therefore, that the march finally went ahead. Eagle Has Landed : Special Edition of the #HeartofPoland show<p>The 11th of November, 2018, was one of the most important, significant and emotional days in Poland’s history.</p><p>For it was exactly 100 years ago to the day that Poland regained its independence.</p><p>After 123 years of struggle and resistance against occupying global powers, the country once again became a sovereign state.</p><p>For Poland therefore, this November 11th, although an important date for many nations, was nothing short of sacrosanct. It meant Poland regained. Poland reborn. Poland reawakened.</p><p>For this special live transmission of the #HeartofPoland, Paddy went into the heart of the festivities and celebrations, through the capital’s streets to discover the emotions, the people and the places which made the day unique.</p>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:18:00 +0100HistoryNewsLifeHeart of Poland of Poland names winners of Economic Awards<p>President Andrzej Duda has granted seven companies the Presidential Economic Award. The companies received their awards during a Thursday gala at the 590 Congress in Jasionka near Rzeszów, south-east Poland.</p>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:55:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusiness names winners of Economic Awards emergency response teams visit Poland<p>Volunteers from ZAKA, Israel’s primary rescue and recovery volunteer organisation, who recently visited Poland, assured everyone that they felt safe there, wrote Marek Magierowski, the Polish ambassador to Israel, in his post on Twitter.</p>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:11:00 +0100News & Politics emergency response teams visit Poland inspired by stunning artwork which decorated the palace of the Maharaja becomes available on YouTube<p>A short film released on YouTube today (Nov 15<sup>th</sup>), shows how Polish artist Stefan Norblin combined his pre-war art deco style with an ancient Indian epic poem.</p>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:03:00 +0100Art & CultureNews frame from an animated film "Eternal Fire", based on Stefan Norblin's murals.'s core inflation rate up to 0.9 percent - central bank<p>Poland's core inflation, excluding the prices of food and energy, measured 0.9 percent year on year in October 2018, up from 0.8 percent in September, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:25:00 +0100BusinessNews's core inflation rate up to 0.9 percent - central bank, corpses, stunning frescoes and a heavenly choir – Poland’s oldest school has them all<p>The crests may have changed over the centuries, but there is no denying that this unique school is old.</p>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:02:00 +0100HistoryNewsLife the ancient Gothic brickwork and ghoulish legends is a modern high school that prepares its students for careers in Poland’s booming high-tech economy, a mission it performs exceedingly well. banking sector nets EUR 2.7 bln in January-September<p>The Polish banking sector posted a net profit of PLN 11.63 billion (EUR 2.71 billion) in January-September 2018, up 10.8 percent year on year, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) said in a Thursday report.</p>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:50:00 +0100BusinessNews banking sector nets EUR 2.7 bln in January-September grants EUR 0.5 mln to save palace in northern Poland<p>The Bundestag has awarded the Polish-German Foundation for the Protection of Cultural Monuments with EUR 0.5 mln grant for the renovation of the palace in Sztynort, northern Poland, the foundation's head Wojciech Wrzecionkowski told PAP on Thursday.</p>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:38:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews grants EUR 0.5 mln to save palace in northern Poland 590 off to a flying start<p>The president, PM, and CEOs of the largest Polish companies have gathered for a prestigious two day conference in South East Poland to promote business and celebrate the strengthening economy .</p>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:03:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews third edition of the conference will host 94 talks, debates and workshops over the coming days aimed in part to help small to medium business owners. by art world ‘femme fatale’ sells for record 9 million USD at Christies<p>A Polish painter has set a new record for the most expensive Polish artwork with a sale for more than USD 9 millions, auction house Christie’s said in a tweet.</p>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:59:00 +0100BusinessArt & CultureLife Musicienne (The Female Musician) by Tamara de Łempicka went to an anonymous buyer for USD 9,075,500 at a Christie’s auction in New York City on Monday. and Czech interests becoming more convergent - Polish PM<p>Interests of Poland and the Czech Republic are becoming more convergent, the Polish-Czech trade exchange has reached over EUR 20 bln and the whole Visegrad Group is Germany's largest trading partner, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in Prague on Thursday.</p>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:45:00 +0100News & Politics and Czech interests becoming more convergent - Polish PM Congress promotes Polish economic patriotism - presidential aide<p>The 590 Congress, starting in Jasionka near Rzeszów (south-east Poland) on Thursday, is the promotion of Polish economic patriotism and Polish enterprise, the deputy head of the President's Office, Paweł Mucha said on Thursday morning.</p>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:24:00 +0100BusinessNews Congress promotes Polish economic patriotism - presidential aide are on a good path to success - Polish defence minister in US<p>Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said after the end of his talks in Washington that "Poland is on a good path to succeed in its efforts to have a permanent US base."</p>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:18:00 +0100 are on a good path to success - Polish defence minister in US economic growth leader in 3rd quarter - Eurostat<p>At 5.7 percent, Poland's GDP growth in the third quarter of 2018 was highest in the EU, Eurostat reported on Wednesday. Eurostat wrote that Poland ranked among the EU's fastest-developing economies.</p>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:05:00 +0100BusinessNews economic growth leader in 3rd quarter - Eurostat, set and match: Agnieszka Radwanska gives emotional farewell as she announces her retirement<p>Poland’s most successful female tennis player, Agnieszka Radwańska, has said she is quitting professional tennis.</p>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:19:00 +0100SportNews 29-year-old said she was quitting pro tennis after 13 years of competitive play. firearms found buried behind former secret police HQ<p>Investigators hunting for the remains of resistance fighters killed by the communist authorities after the end of the Second World War have found around 20 weapons buried next to where the old secret police headquarters were located.</p>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:03:00 +0100HistoryNews“The way the weapons were found allows us to accept the hypothesis that they were weapons confiscated by officers [of the secret police] around an amnesty in 1947,” said the Institute of National Memorial (IPN), the body charged with investigating communist-era crimes, and the agency leading the dig. MoD says 'good atmosphere' after talks with Pentagon chief<p>Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak met with US Defence Secretary James Mattis in Washington on Tuesday to discuss Poland's proposal of a permanent US base in Poland. "The atmosphere is good," Błaszczak said after the meeting.</p>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:30:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews MoD says 'good atmosphere' after talks with Pentagon chief, THAT'S a makeover! Kind-hearted couple transform poverty-stricken granny's hovel into 'dream home' - in just SIX days<p>An old lady living in a rotting old dilapidated shack has had her life turned 180 degrees after an architect and her husband decided to build her a new home.</p>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:00:00 +0100NewsLife Kinga Kopeć and her engineer husband Krzysztof (pictured bottom right with ‘Grandma’ Aniela) converted the crumbling old hut without a toilet into a cozy new home with heating and electricity.'s industrial production up in September - Eurostat<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 5.0 percent year on year in September 2018, after growing by 5.0 percent in August, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:35:00 +0100BusinessNews's industrial production up in September - Eurostat women researchers awarded L'Oreal-UNESCO stipends<p>Six Polish female researchers were awarded a stipend for women in science on Wednesday by L'Oreal and UNESCO. "The role of women in science is indispensable," said Deputy Science Minister Piotr Mueller.</p>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:55:00 +0100ScienceLife women researchers awarded L'Oreal-UNESCO stipends news: GDP growth is up and better than expected<p>GDP in Poland came in 5.1 percent in the third quarter, exceeding estimates by economists, and quashing fears that weakening growth in Germany might spill over into Poland.</p>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:08:00 +0100BusinessNews’s GDP growth rate among the fastest in the European Union, has also been helped by Poland remaining one of the largest recipients of EU funds. of investments co-financed by EU exceeds EUR 81 bln<p>The value of investments being carried out in Poland and co-financed by the EU reached PLN 350 billion (EUR 81.58 billion) by Tuesday, Infrastructure Minister Jerzy Kwieciński wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:48:00 +0100BusinessNews of investments co-financed by EU exceeds EUR 81 bln Two rogue planets called OGLE found drifting aimlessly across the Milky Way<p>Polish astronomers have discovered two new planets adrift in the Milky Way.</p>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:29:00 +0100ScienceNews a star to orbit around, the two planets called OGLE float through space in darkness's CPI up to 3.2 percent in 2019 - central bank<p>Prices of consumer goods and services (CPI) in Poland will go up by 3.2 percent year on year in 2019, while core inflation will reach 2.1 percent, the latest projection by the National Bank of Poland (NBP) shows.</p>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:55:00 +0100BusinessNews's CPI up to 3.2 percent in 2019 - central bank Min. back in US for Fort Trump talks<p>Poland’s Minister of Defence Mariusz Błaszczak is back in Washington to meet with US Secretary of Defence James Mattis. On the agenda: Fort Trump.</p>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:19:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews will be Błaszczak’s second meeting with Mattis this year. In April, they met at the Pentagon to discuss mutual security issues. tale of inner city Warsaw and a lost Picasso brought to life in fascinating new exhibition<p>What is the link between Picasso, the lost picture of a mermaid and a Polish housing estate? A new exhibition at the Wola Centre of Culture in Warsaw has the answer.</p>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:38:00 +0100Art & CultureNews “Museum of Glass Houses”, the exhibition sheds light on three housing estates in the city’s north-western Wola district, built in the 1930s and 1940s for workers at nearby factories. fit Dorota makes history with stunning record-breaking Karate World Championship triumph<p>A female student has become the first Pole ever to win the Karate World Championship.</p>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:58:00 +0100SportNews well as taking home the World Championship title, Banaszczyk also won the Most Valuable Player award of the final, which was voted for by fans. Polska and Scotland's CivTech sign letter of intent<p>The creation of partnerships based on exchange of knowledge, common values and a common intention, which is the introduction of a digital revolution in public administration, were the main aims enshrined in the letter of intent between Poland's GovTech and Scotland's CivTech.</p>Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:26:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews Polska and Scotland's CivTech sign letter of intent Korczak’s classic children’s book ‘King Matt the First’ turned into interactive exhibition<p>A book by Janusz Korczak, the man who refused to abandon Jewish orphans during the war and died with them in Treblinka, on how a state works has been turned into exhibition with the goal of education a new generation of children about the mechanics of nations.</p>Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:08:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews of the rooms of the 'In King Matt’s Poland' exhibition. you are: CEO of herb giant puts people before machines<p>The CEO of a multinational herbal distribution giant has rejected machine packaging to protect the livelihood of his employees.</p>Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:14:00 +0100BusinessNews to Angielczyk, “herbs and healthy nutrition are experiencing a great renaissance.” history: Kraków firm that has photographed the good and the great celebrates its 100th birthday<p>As Poland marked 100 years of independence, members of the Garzyński family also marked an anniversary. The Kraków family was celebrating the 100th year of their photography company, which over the years has snapped the most important figures and moments in a century of Polish independence, and, in the process, become a Kraków institution.</p>Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:37:00 +0100HistoryLife in all his glory, the picture of Piłsudski is perhaps the most famous image in the Garzyński’s portfolio. worldwide light up for Poland's independence centenary<p>Major buildings, bridges and monuments were illuminated worldwide on Saturday and Sunday with the white and red of the Polish flag in celebration of Poland's Independence centenary and Independence Day.</p>Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:08:00 +0100NewsLife Philharmonic Hall, November 11th, 2018. 250,000 took part in White and Red March<p>The interior minister announced on Monday that over 250,000 persons took part in a Sunday White and Red march on Poland's Independence Day in Warsaw.</p>Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:51:00 +0100News & PoliticsLife was the largest manifestation of this kind in Warsaw's history, Joachim Brudziński said, adding that it could only be compared to gatherings during papal visits. President, PM thank Donald Trump for Independence Day wishes<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and PM Mateusz Morawiecki have expressed their thanks to US President Donald Trump for the wishes he offered on Poland's Independence Day.</p>Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:19:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory President, PM thank Donald Trump for Independence Day wishes drink to the times: A look back at Warsaw’s inter-war party scene<p>The heady, euphoric rush that came with Poland’s newfound independence was itself reflected by a dynamic food and social scene that flourished throughout the country during the inter-war period. Naturally, the capital was at the forefront of developments, with Warsaw establishing itself as a city eager to embrace both the carefree spirit of the age and wider global trends.</p>Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:34:00 +0100HistoryLife at Warsaw’s fabled Adria club see in the New Year 1932/33. president congratulates Poland on Independence Anniversary<p>US President Donald Trump congratulated Poland in a Sunday Tweet on its 100th Independence Anniversary.</p>Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:47:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews president congratulates Poland on Independence Anniversary, EU Council congratulate Poland on Independence Centenary<p>NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg congratulated Poland, Romania, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on their independence centenaries on Sunday. Separately, the European Council highlighted Poland's achievements.</p>Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:29:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews, EU Council congratulate Poland on Independence Centenary independence centenary commemorated worldwide<p>Polish communities and state and local authorities worldwide commemorated Poland's independence centenary on Sunday, which also marks Polish Independence Day (Nov. 11).</p>Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews independence centenary commemorated worldwide woman, one vote: Poland mark’s 100th anniversary of female suffrage<p>As Poland mark’s the centenary of regaining its independence it also celebrates the fact that women have had the vote for a 100 years. The new republic was one of the first countries in the world to grant universal suffrage despite its decades spent under an imperial rule that was hardly progressive in its outlook.</p>Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:39:00 +0100HistoryNews first elections in which women voted returned eight female MPs. Pictured: Gabriela Balicka, Jadwiga Dziubińska, Irena Kosmowska, Zofia Moraczewska, Zofia Sokolnicka. Not pictured: Maria Moczydłowska, Anna Anastazja Piasecka and Franciszka Wilczkowiakowa. for all under white and red flag<p>There is a place for everyone under the white and red colours; it is our flag, never white and never again red, Polish President Andrzej Duda said in his address at the start of Warsaw's White and Red March marking the 100th independence anniversary.</p>Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:30:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews under the motto 'For You Poland,' the march was organised by state authorities under the president's auspices. confers posthumously Order of the White Eagle upon 25 Poles<p>On Poland's Independence Day on Sunday, President Andrzej Duda conferred posthumously the Order of the White Eagle, the highest Polish distinction, upon 25 Poles "merited for the glory, prosperity and benefit of Poland."</p>Sun, 11 Nov 2018 15:34:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews president conferred the distinction among others upon Olga Drahonowska-Małkowska and Andrzej Małkowski, Polish scouting movement activists. rising: how architecture helped build, and define, the country after regaining independence<p>When Poland regained its independence in 1918 after 123 years it was not only a moment of great joy, but also a great challenge.</p><p>The country was in a state of ruin after the First World War. The three powers of Germany, Russia and Austria-Hungary had ravished the Polish landscape as they tried to cling onto their empires.</p><p>The economy had almost ceased to exist in any meaningful sense with most industrial infrastructure having been intentionally wrecked or carted back to Germany or Russia.</p><p>Most bridges that could have been used by armies on the move had been destroyed and Polish roads were cloggy tracts of mud.</p><p>The huge rebuilding task was complicated by the need to merge regions that had been parts of separate states for over 100 years, which had different populations and levels of development, culture and economy.</p><p>It was necessary not only to smooth over these disproportions, but also to rebuild in people a spirit of unity, and an identity based on being citizens of a modern 20th-century republic. To achieve this, architecture played an important role.</p><p>Polish architects had a whole new range of techniques and ideas available to them under the banner of modernism. New homes for Poland’s new citizens would move away from the cramped tenement style buildings of the 19th century, and monumental public buildings would build in people a new consciousness as citizens of a modern state.</p><p>The building programme of the 1920s and 30s lead to new innovative projects, many of which are still standing today, as the concrete-frame modernist buildings withstood the trials of World War II much better than the buildings from previous generations.</p><p>Though neglected and ignored for many years, these modernist buildings are now enjoying renewed interest. TFN’s gallery of the Architecture of Independence showcases some of the best examples.</p>Sun, 11 Nov 2018 14:38:00 +0100Art & CultureHistory Patria in Krynica, 1934. Poland’s top pre-war tenor Jan Kiepura sunk one million dollars of his own cash into this modernist masterpiece. At the time, it was the most state-of-the-art building in the Polish mountain resort, with lifts, central heating, a luxury restaurant and revolving doors. changing of the guard at Tomb of Unknown Soldier<p>A gala changing of the guard took place at noon in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Piłsudskiego Square in Warsaw. The gathering will be addressed by President Andrzej Duda.</p>Sun, 11 Nov 2018 12:47:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews Andrzej Duda during gala changing of the guard at Tomb of Unknown Soldier. invites everyone to join Independence March in Warsaw<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has invited everyone to join Sunday's official Independence March in Warsaw, which, as he said, will be a "grand and safe" event, adding that he dreams of "a modern, happy Poland where people can talk to each other."</p>Sun, 11 Nov 2018 11:58:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews invites everyone to join Independence March in Warsaw Duda lays wreaths at Poland's independence fathers memorials<p>President Andrzej Duda on Poland's Independence Day on Sunday laid wreaths at monuments honouring Poland's statesmen Marshal Józef Piłsudski and Poland's inter-war prime minister and political leader Wincenty Witos.</p>Sun, 11 Nov 2018 10:33:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews Duda celebrated Poland's independence fathers. tweets message to Poles on Independence Day<p>As Poland celebrates the centenary of regaining independence on Sunday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki sent a message to all Poles via Twitter.</p>Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:57:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews“Let us all show today that we are united by Poland,” wrote Morawiecki on Twitter. of freedom: when Poland regained its independence<p>Poland returned to the map of the world on November 11, 1918 after enduring 123 years of Prussian, Austrian and Russian occupation.</p>Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:03:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews marks the 100th anniversary of the nation regaining its independence today after the long years of foreign rule. Gibson appears in spot promoting Polish independence centenary<p>The spot about Poland's independence centenary was created in cooperation with, and the participation of, actor and director Mel Gibson, the Polish National Foundation (PFN) announced on Saturday.</p>Sat, 10 Nov 2018 23:06:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNews wants to build the image of Poland by looking for a proper message that can be understood by people from abroad. Back: legendary singer pays emotional tribute to The Beatles and Paul McCartney in English album<p>“Bedford School” the new album by Grzegorz Turnau is sung completely in English and contains covers of songs written by the likes of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Elton John, Sting, Queen and Donald Fagen.</p>Sat, 10 Nov 2018 19:25:00 +0100Art & CultureNews'Once I read on the internet a sentence with which I completely agree: I don’t trust people who don’t like McCartney.''s 'Cold War' nominated for five European Film Awards<p>The European Film Awards (EFA) have announced that Paweł Pawlikowski's film 'Cold War' has been nominated in the categories of film, screenwriter, director, actress and actor.</p>Sat, 10 Nov 2018 18:38:00 +0100Art & CultureNews's 'Cold War' nominated for five European Film Awards'Symbols of Freedom' exhibition a self-portrait of Poles - president<p>The exhibition 'Symbols of Freedom' opened on Friday in Warsaw's Royal Castle. The show presents a self-portrait of Poles; it represents their history and their fight for independence, said President Andrzej Duda during his speech at the official opening.</p>Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:58:00 +0100Art & CultureNews'Symbols of Freedom' exhibition a self-portrait of Poles - president Tower of Pisa to be lit up in colours of Polish flag<p>The Polish Embassy in Italy announced on Friday that the Leaning Tower of Pisa will be illuminated with the white and red of the Polish flag in celebration of Poland's Independence centenary.</p>Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:40:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews Tower of Pisa to be lit up in colours of Polish flag remains a happy hub for business service centres<p>New figures have revealed that Poland is still profiting from the global popularity of business service centres with a record number of them now open in the country.</p>Sat, 10 Nov 2018 14:39:00 +0100BusinessNews Chinese giant TCL has opened a huge business centre in Warsaw and wants to hire 100 engineers and scientists. for the album: Israeli and Polish post offices issue special anniversary stamp<p>The Polish and Israeli post offices have released a stamp marking the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence and the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel.</p>Sat, 10 Nov 2018 14:01:00 +0100Art & CultureNews stamp “celebrates anniversaries that are important to both nations”.ń cathedral throws open doors to rarely seen Golden Chapel as Independence Day treat for visitors<p>The fathers of Poznań’s cathedral are joining in the Independence Day spirit by opening the sacral building’s usually off-limits Golden Chapel as a special treat for the city’s faithful on Poland’s big day on Sunday.</p>Sat, 10 Nov 2018 10:47:00 +0100HistoryNews richly decorated chapel is generally shut to visitors owing to its historical value.’s historic Prudential tower, embodying everything glamorous about interwar Poland, reopens as luxury hotel<p>With little in the way of fanfare and fireworks, this week saw one of Warsaw’s best-loved landmarks quietly regain its position as one of the capital’s true icons.</p>Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:28:00 +0100BusinessLife Michał Grzybek told TFN: For those unfamiliar with the building, we wanted to surprise them a little with the interior elements, whilst for those who know the building’s past, we want them to think we’ve done a good job of continuing its history as a symbol of Warsaw. should be at centre of new economic league, argues report<p>Amid speculation about the revival of the medieval economic alliance of northern-European states, a new article argues for the creation of a Hanseatic League 2.0 and why Poland’s role would be integral.</p>Fri, 09 Nov 2018 16:39:00 +0100BusinessNews League of Hanseatic Cities (Hansa), was a grouping of northern cities and communes, brought together in the middle ages to work on common land and sea trade ventures, protect merchants' interests, and fight off pirates and robbers. and dusted: Poland and US sign gas deal<p>Polish state-run gas company PGNiG has signed a long-term contract for liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States.</p>Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:35:00 +0100BusinessNews new contract, with Cheniere Marketing International, was signed on 8 November during Perry’s visit to Warsaw. warns zero tolerance for racism on Independence march<p>The prime minister has pledged the authorities will “eliminate” any signs of extremism on an official march on Sunday in Warsaw to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Polish independence.</p>Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:47:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews government announced that it would organise a “red and white” march, and that it would not tolerate any political extremism. government provides 500 houses for Iraq<p>A convoy of ten trucks transporting 500 temporary homes valued at PLN 3 mln (EUR 698, 470) is heading from Gdańsk, northern Poland, to Mosul in northern Iraq. The houses are a form of humanitarian aid from the Polish government.</p>Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:43:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews government provides 500 houses for Iraq a closer look at those tiny houses<p>Take a closer look at some examples of the models from Paweł Chmurzyński "Studio Miniatur". Here you'll find, in a miniature scale, Warsaw's most iconic builidings and houses.</p>Thu, 08 Nov 2018 20:47:00 +0100Art & Culture Barbican. creates delightful miniatures of pre-war Warsaw – and ends up on cover of Iron Maiden album<p>It’s early morning in the north of Warsaw and to escape the hustle and bustle of rush hour mayhem we are sitting in a cosy basement studio.</p>Thu, 08 Nov 2018 20:03:00 +0100Art & CultureLife Miniatur owner Paweł Chmurzyński, who has been creating the chocolate box-style models for over ten years, says that tracking down source materials to work from can sometimes be like detective work. future’s bright, the future’s Poland, says World Economic Forum report<p>As Poland gears up to celebrate it’s 100 years of independence, a new report says the country’s future is brighter than ever. &nbsp;</p>Thu, 08 Nov 2018 17:56:00 +0100BusinessNews ranks first for macroeconomic stability in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2018, and has been identified as one of North-east Europe’s rising stars. guns: Army to get six state-of-the-art missile defence systems<p>From drones to helicopters, the Pilica missile defence system can tackle them all.</p>Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:29:00 +0100BusinessNews 2019 and 2022, the PGZ-PILICA consortium will deliver six Pilica batteries to the Polish army. sends letter to mark Poland's independence centenary<p>On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Poland's regaining independence, Pope Francis sent a letter to Poles in which he declared that he was praying for Poland to enjoy the gift of freedom in unity and peace.</p>Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:34:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews sends letter to mark Poland's independence centenary Eagle has landed: Special Live Edition of the #HeartofPoland<p>The 11th of November, 2018, will be one of the most important, significant and emotional days in Poland’s history.</p>Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:49:00 +0100HistoryNewsLife of Poland sees Poland as regional cybersecurity leader<p>The US sees Poland as a regional leader in the area of cybersecurity, and the work carried out by Poland and the US will lead to EU security, emphasised US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry at a briefing after the end of a US cybersecurity training.</p>Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:30:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews sees Poland as regional cybersecurity leader as draught as it sounds: Bored programmer looking for new job comes up with Poland’s most successful game app – EVER!<p>A Polish programmer has scored an astonishing success with a draughts game app that he designed in his spare time to have something to put on his CV.</p>Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:07:00 +0100BusinessNews game’s designer Łukasz Oktaba worked on the game in his free time and launched it in the Google Play store in January 2015. signs 24-year deal for US gas<p>Polish gas monopolist PGNiG has signed a 24-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply contract with Cheniere Marketing International, the Polish company said in a Thursday statement.</p>Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:38:00 +0100BusinessLife signs 24-year deal for US gas 400 events worldwide to mark independence centenary<p>Out of PLN 240 million (EUR 56 mln) earmarked for celebrating the centenary of Poland regaining independence around PLN 64 million (EUR 15 mln) will be spent on the "foreign component," Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister Piotr Gliński said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 19:41:00 +0100Art & CultureNews 400 events worldwide to mark independence centenary Africa: NGO helps vulnerable local communities build eco-houses<p>A Polish NGO is building 60 eco homes in West Africa to teach locals how to create resilient housing and improve living conditions for the most vulnerable in the region.</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 18:12:00 +0100NewsLife coordinator Monika Nowacki (pictured) says that half of the inhabitants of Burkina Faso in West Africa survive on one dollar a day or less. for thought: Museum serves up kosher delights at Food Safety Congress<p>It was foodie heaven at the 5th Food Safety Congress this week where delegates were treated to Poland’s first ever kosher food fair.</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:19:00 +0100NewsLife 500 food experts and 250 companies from the Polish food industry descended on the POLIN Museum to discuss food quality and safety as well as to experience the first Kosher Expo.’s done it! Warsaw gal becomes Poland's first female visual artist to win coveted Yaddo Residency<p>Warsaw-based artist, Maess Anand, whose work explores the life of an organism attacked by cancer, has become the first Polish female visual artist to win the residency at the artists‘ colony near Saratoga Springs, New York.</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:46:00 +0100Art & CultureNews in 1982 in Warsaw, Maess graduated in industrial design and visual communication from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts (ASP), as well as completing a number of courses, including anatomy for artists at the Medical University of Warsaw.'s Monetary Council leaves interest rates unchanged<p>Poland's Monetary Policy Council (RPP) left the country's interest rates unchanged on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:53:00 +0100BusinessNews's Monetary Council leaves interest rates unchanged Cycle<p>Paderewski Cycle is an competition in the United States inspired by Ignacy Jan Paderewski.</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:11:00 +0100Art & Culture Cycle sales in Poland up y/y in September - Eurostat<p>Polish retail sales grew by 6.5 percent year on year in September 2018 after a 6.5 percent increase in August. Month on month, retail sales rose by 0.6 percent, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:08:00 +0100BusinessNews sales in Poland up y/y in September - Eurostat Asian concert tour of Warsaw Symphony<p>The Warsaw Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Krzysztof Penderecki, performed in China in October. After eight concerts, Warsaw's Symphony musicians will now set off to South Korea and will play two concerts on November 10 and 11 in Usan and Seoul.</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:43:00 +0100Art & Culture Asian concert tour of Warsaw Symphony"Une avant-garde Polonaise" exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris<p>The exhibition of works by Katarzyna Kobro and Władysław Strzemiński, co-organized by the Museum of Art in Łódź and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, was opened at the Pompidou Centre in Paris.&nbsp;</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:35:00 +0100Art & Culture"Une avant-garde Polonaise" exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris "Young Poland. Polish Fin de Siecle Art "<p>In the art museum in Gothenburg, in cooperation with the National Museum in Warsaw and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, an exhibition devoted to Polish art from the 19th and 20th century was opened.</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:23:00 +0100Art & Culture "Young Poland. Polish Fin de Siecle Art " Polish-Ukrainian Orchestra of Entertainment<p>The best musicians from Poland and Ukraine, with the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, will create an orchestra of entertainment.</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:18:00 +0100Art & Culture Polish-Ukrainian Orchestra of Entertainment a la Pologne<p>A festive concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:12:00 +0100Art & Culture a la Pologne Energy Sec. Perry jets in to Poland for energy security talks<p>The United States’ Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will visit Poland Thursday (Oct. 8<sup>th</sup>) as part of a trip to Central and Eastern Europe, which will also include Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Hungary.</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 11:46:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews the Three Seas Initiative summit in Bucharest in September, Perry told the twelve countries involved, including Poland, that they can “count on the United States as a stable, reliable, energy partner.” of the Polish theater in Paris<p>The Zar Theatre will be performing at the legendary Bouffes du Nord theatre in Paris.</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 11:43:00 +0100Art & Culture of the Polish theater in Paris leaders to celebrate Poland's independence centenary in December<p>Leaders of some 50 countries, who will come to Poland to attend a UN climate summit in December, will take part in celebrations marking Poland's independence centenary, PAP was told on Wednesday by the Polish president's top aide, Krzysztof Szczerski.</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 10:50:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews leaders to celebrate Poland's independence centenary in December unemployment rate at 5.7 percent – labour minister<p>In October 2018, the unemployment rate amounted to 5.7 percent, the same level as in September, Labor and Social Policy Elżbieta Rafalska announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:21:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews unemployment rate at 5.7 percent – labour minister food on show at Shanghai import fair<p>Polish food products are on show from Tuesday at the China International Import Expo (CIIE). Poland's display at the fair was opened on Tuesday by Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski.</p>Tue, 06 Nov 2018 20:20:00 +0100BusinessNews food on show at Shanghai import fair! Decimated woodland turned into spectacular ‘Polish Eagle forest’<p>A forest destroyed by hurricane winds has been replanted into the shape of a huge Polish eagle to celebrate 100 years of Polish independence.</p>Tue, 06 Nov 2018 19:45:00 +0100NewsLife will take three years before the Polish Eagle made of birches and pines will be fully visible. legend who was three times world champ struggling to pay costs after horror crash leaves him paralysed<p>One of Poland’s most famous road bicycle racers has been left paralysed and struggling to meets the cost of his recovery after suffering serious injuries in a bike crash.</p>Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:55:00 +0100SportNews cyclist Ryszard Szurkowski who suffered massive spinal injuries kept the accident secret but was persuaded to go public after costs of his rehabilitative care started to mount. on the ocean wave: Four-decade border dispute resolved by gas pipe<p>A 40-year border dispute between Poland and Denmark has finally been resolved after cooperation on a project to build a gas pipeline between the two countries provided the impetus to reach an amicable solution.</p>Tue, 06 Nov 2018 14:24:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNews island is located not far from the Polish coast, so Poland and Denmark were arguing over the maritime border.'s inflation at 2.0 pct y/y in Poland - OECD<p>September's inflation in Poland amounted to 2.0 percent year on year, down from 2.1 percent in the previous month. Core inflation fell to 0.9 percent from 1.0 percent a month earlier, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has reported.</p>Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:18:00 +0100BusinessNews's inflation at 2.0 pct y/y in Poland - OECD Film Festival starts in Toronto<p>The 10th edition of the Polish Film Festival was inaugurated in Toronto on Monday with the screening of "Cold War" (Zimna wojna), a Paweł Pawlikowski production.</p>Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:32:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Film Festival starts in Toronto secret command centre in Uxbridge to a country pub in Ruislip, fascinating new app follows trail of WWII Polish airmen in UK<p>A bunker, a memorial and even their favourite pub: a Polish Air Force Heritage Trail has been launched by Hillingdon Council in Britain.</p>Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:24:00 +0100HistoryNews of members of the Polish Air Force lived in Hillingdon, now a borough of Greater London, during WWII. The trail encompasses four locations that were significant to the Polish pilots. Lion of Al-lat stands proud again after being restored by Polish archaeologists<p>An ancient statue destroyed by rampaging ISIS terrorists has been painstakingly restored by Polish renovators and archaeologists.</p>Mon, 05 Nov 2018 18:59:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Bartosz Markowski was one of the key team members who helped rebuild the early-first-century Lion of Al-lat statue . one, Nat! Speedy Natalia is first Pole in history to get gold in thrilling World Cup skating comp<p>Ice-skating champ Natalia Maliszewska has become the first Polish woman in history to win gold at the short track World Cup.</p>Mon, 05 Nov 2018 16:38:00 +0100SportNewsłystok blonde Natalia Maliszewska becomes first Polish woman in history to win World Cup gold. bank KOs competition in Europe-wide stress battle<p>PKO Bank Polski has been judged the most resistant to negative macroeconomic scenarios in stress tests carried out by the European Banking Authority.</p>Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:13:00 +0100BusinessNews Bank Polski was audited directly by the EBA as one of two banks in Poland. programme to build Poland's image abroad - culture min<p>The "Niepodległa" (Independence) programme, prepared by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage also includes plans for celebrating Poland's centenary of regaining independence abroad, Culture Minister Piotr Gliński said at a conference on Monday.</p>Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:25:00 +0100Art & CultureNews programme to build Poland's image abroad - culture min awarded ‘distinguished’ Rafto Prize for Human Rights<p>Polish Ombudsman Adam Bodnar has won this year’s Rafto Prize for Human Rights.</p>Mon, 05 Nov 2018 13:28:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews year’s prize recognises the work of Bodnar, who was elected Ombudsman by the Polish parliament in 2015. Millennium buys Societe Generale-owned Euro Bank<p>Bank Millennium has signed a deal to buy 99.79 percent in Euro Bank from Societe Generale for PLN 1.833 billion (EUR 425.15 mln), Bank Millennium said in a Monday statement.</p>Mon, 05 Nov 2018 12:24:00 +0100BusinessNews Millennium buys Societe Generale-owned Euro Bank 100 Poles of the century<p>Leopold Julian Kronenberg (1849-1937), Polish banker and financier, founder of Bank Handlowy, topped the list of the 100 richest Poles of the last 100 years, according to the data compiled by weekly magazine Wprost.</p>Mon, 05 Nov 2018 10:14:00 +0100BusinessNews 100 Poles of the century hands on deck: homeless men build ocean-going vessel in Warsaw<p>A group of homeless men have banded together to build a 22-metre ship to sail around the world and the teach values of humanity, and raise awareness of homelessness.</p>Sun, 04 Nov 2018 18:00:00 +0100SportNewsLife initiative of the late Father Bogusław Paleczny, the 22-metre-long ship has been built entirely at the shelter. vote in local election run-off round<p>A run-off round of local elections started in Poland on Sunday, November 4, in districts where no candidate for a district head or town and city mayor won over 50 percent of valid votes on October 21.</p>Sun, 04 Nov 2018 15:06:00 +0100News & Politics vote in local election run-off round footballers head home after quarter-final penalty shoot-out ends World Cup dreams<p>Poland’s amputee football team went down fighting in a penalty shoot out to Angola in the World Amputee Football Cup quarter finals.</p>Sun, 04 Nov 2018 15:00:00 +0100SportLife team was devastated by the defeat. This will be a tough night for all of us, said striker Bartosz Łastowski. What just happened is really horrible. For The Tsars: Stepping back in time in the village of Białowieża<p>Few regions in Poland evoke quite the same emotions as Białowieża; challenge a native on the subject, and they’ll likely wax lyrical about nature’s noble beasts and the wild, dark forests in which they’re found prowling.</p>Sun, 04 Nov 2018 14:12:00 +0100HistoryPoland NowLife night under the Tsars. Visitors can spend the night in a converted railway carriage decked out in Romanov resplendence. house with no bills: firm designs house that produces more energy than it needs<p>A Warsaw-based start-up company has designed a house that can produce all the energy it needs, and have some to spare. The house promises to be a budget-friendly option for people eager to reduce their environmental footprint, while saving money on bills.</p>Sun, 04 Nov 2018 11:27:00 +0100BusinessNews but green the house comes with a main living space and a mezzanine bedroom. music: man turns computer waste into electronic instrument<p>Michael Jackson’s 1980s hit Thriller has been given a recycled makeover by science student who has created an electronic instrument out of redundant pieces of computer technology.</p>Sat, 03 Nov 2018 18:10:00 +0100Art & CultureLife as the Floppotron it boasts 64 floppy-disk drives, eight hard drives and two scanners, and can play, along with Thriller, and music Paweł Zadrożniak, its creator, programmes it to. BP, Pekao in top three most resilient European banks<p>The results of an EU-wide stress test of 48 banks shows that Polish bank PKO BP is the most resilient to a common set of adverse economic developments. Bank Pekao also came in the top three of the tests conducted by the European Banking Authority (EBA).</p>Sat, 03 Nov 2018 16:58:00 +0100BusinessNews BP, Pekao in top three most resilient European banks of Gdańsk opens trade office in Shanghai<p>The Port of Gdańsk, on Poland's northern Baltic coast, opened a trade office in Shangahai on Saturday. It is the port's first representation in China and is tasked with strengthening existing partnerships with Chinese companies, among other duties.</p>Sat, 03 Nov 2018 16:21:00 +0100BusinessNews of Gdańsk opens trade office in Shanghai of WWII general who ended up pulling pints in Scotland unveiled in Edinburgh<p>A Polish war hero who ended up running a bar in his adopted home of Edinburgh has finally been memorialised in bronze thanks to the campaign of a late lord and the ensuing efforts of his daughter.</p>Sat, 03 Nov 2018 15:59:00 +0100HistoryNews life-sized bronze statue with its creator, Bronisław Krzysztof: I hope that this sculpture will help keep the memories of general's achievements alive. short haul: LOT starts 30 minutes flights to Lublin<p>From Tokyo to Los Angeles, there is no shortage of direct connections from Warsaw’s Chopin Airport. Yet in addition to far-flung routes, Poland’s national airline LOT offers destinations rather closer to home – most recently Lublin, a city of around 350,000 inhabitants in eastern Poland.</p>Sat, 03 Nov 2018 13:21:00 +0100BusinessNews Lublin. The flight to the eastern city takes little more than half an hour in comparison to the three hours by car.'s 'Cold War' nominated for BIFA award<p>Polish-British director Paweł Pawlikowski's 'Cold War' (Zimna Wojna) is among five films nominated for the British Independent Film Awards in the Best Foreign Independent Film category, the Polish Film Institute announced on Friday.</p>Sat, 03 Nov 2018 13:11:00 +0100Art & CultureNews's 'Cold War' nominated for BIFA award you believe it: archaeologist excavates massive ancient town he discovered as a teenager<p>An archaeologist is excavating a seven-thousand-year-old settlement he discovered by accident when he was a teenager.</p>Sat, 03 Nov 2018 11:36:00 +0100Art & CultureNews floor pan of a house dating back some 7,000 years. in Ukraine crucial - Morawiecki, Merkel<p>Germany and Poland see the importance of stability in Ukraine, also in the context of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, PM Mateusz Morawiecki and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after Friday talks in Warsaw.</p>Fri, 02 Nov 2018 20:09:00 +0100News & PoliticsNews the talks with Merkel, Morawiecki said the meeting had confirmed that both countries were "on a good path" to building European stability in the economic and financial sphere. position in Tinsel Town: Polish acting talent makes waves in Hollywood<p>With ‘Cold War,’ the latest effort by Academy-award-winning director Paweł Pawlikowski, creating fresh Oscars buzz, Polish acting talent appears to be the centre of Hollywood’s attention with stars lined up for film and television productions.</p>Fri, 02 Nov 2018 19:00:00 +0100Art & CultureNews Kulig has been tipped as a possible winner of an Oscar for her performance in Cold War. revises GDP growth upwards for 2018-2019<p>The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has raised predictions made in May for Polish GDP growth for 2018 and 2019.</p>Fri, 02 Nov 2018 17:49:00 +0100BusinessNews a press conference last month Teresa Czerwińska, the finance minister, said she expects GDP growth to exceed expectations in 2018. sea of candles and memories: All Saints day in Poland<p>If you fly over Poland tonight and in the coming days you’ll see a sea of lights twinkling in the darkness. Not from cars or streetlights, but from the millions of candles that Poles put on the graves of their families. It’s the 1st of November. It’s All Saints Day. An emotional day where Poland’s past and present come together in a moving act of national and individual remembrance.&nbsp;</p><p>In this special episode of Heart of Poland, Patrick Ney visits one of Warsaw’s most important cemeteries to take you straight to the heart of this day. Discover the traditions and origins of All Saints Day and hear from people visiting the graves of loved ones and special figures from Polish history.</p><p>Share if this film moved you and share your comments below.</p>Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:56:00 +0100LifeHeart of Poland sea of candles and memories: All Saints day in Poland the dead of the night: Zaduszki, the day when the spirits of the dead were thought to be out and about<p>Mexico may be famous for its Day of the Dead celebrations, but in Polish culture the beginning of November is just as important, if perhaps less spectacular.</p>Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:16:00 +0100NewsLife light candles on the grave as part of the zaduszki traditions. firms to take part in China International Import Expo<p>Eighty-one Polish enterprises will take part in China International Import Expo fair (CIIE) for foreign companies, to be held for the first time in Shanghai on November 5-10.</p>Fri, 02 Nov 2018 14:11:00 +0100BusinessNews firms to take part in China International Import Expo rising: Przemyśl’s fortress and historic old town get upgraded to Monuments of History<p>The huge 19th-century military fort system in Przemyśl and the city’s Old Town could become UNESCO World Heritage sites after they became Monuments of History. The announcement made on a recent trip to the city by culture minister Piotr Gliński is a necessary step towards the two sites being entered on the prestigious UNESCO list.</p>Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:33:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryPoland Now statue of the fictional Austro-Hungarian army soldier Svejk—the anti-hero of the book The Good Soldier Svejk--has a beer on Przemyśl’s sloping market square. residences in Warsaw and Kraków open their doors to visitors<p>Workshops, tours and exhibitions are among the attractions of the "Admission-free November at Royal Residences" campaign, which will last from November 2 to 30.</p>Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:12:00 +0100Art & CulturePoland NowNews residences in Warsaw and Kraków open their doors to visitors raises Poland's GDP growth forecast<p>The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development raised Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2018 to 4.7 pct year on year, and to 3.6 pct year on year for 2019, up by 0.7 and 0.3 pct respectively, compared to May's forecasts, the bank said in a recent report.</p>Thu, 01 Nov 2018 20:45:00 +0100BusinessNews raises Poland's GDP growth forecast and ministers in town for talks with government<p>Angela Merkel and members of her cabinet arrive in Warsaw on November 2 for Polish-German talks on bilateral relations and key EU matters.</p>Thu, 01 Nov 2018 18:47:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewsht