The First NewsWed, 28 Jul 2021 09:30:17 +0200Issue of war reparations from Germany not closed for Polish gov'thttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/issue-of-war-reparations-from-germany-not-closed-for-polish-govt-23606<p>Poland's foreign minister, during his one-day visit to Berlin on Tuesday, where he met with German politicians, told a press conference that the matter of Germany's war reparations for Poland was by no means closed for the Polish government.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 19:29:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g6dhfn6b86ip70fx0onh5.jpeg"However, today I did not face the denial that this issue simply does not exist. So the attitudes of my interlocutors are varied and it certainly gives grounds for initiating further arrangements," said Rau.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/issue-of-war-reparations-from-germany-not-closed-for-polish-govt-23606Multinational military exercise 'Three Swords 2021' in active phasehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/multinational-military-exercise-three-swords-2021-in-active-phase-23605<p>Three Swords 2021, a military exercise involving the Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade, underway at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, near the Polish border, is in the active phase, reports the Ukrainian espreso.tv website.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 18:18:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMultinational military exercise 'Three Swords 2021' in active phasehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/multinational-military-exercise-three-swords-2021-in-active-phase-23605IMF raises Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2021, 2022https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/imf-raises-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-for-2021-2022-23604<p>The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised Poland's economic growth forecast to 4.6 percent from 3.5 percent in 2021 and to 5.2 percent from 4.5 percent in 2022.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 17:18:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgIMF raises Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2021, 2022https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/imf-raises-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-for-2021-2022-23604Poland-sponsored Belarusian website ruled 'extremist'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sponsored-belarusian-website-ruled-extremist-23603<p>A Belarusian court has ruled that the Belsat news website, a part of Poland's news television operation, and its associated social networks should be regarded as extremist, the Belarusian Interior Ministry has announced.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 17:03:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland-sponsored Belarusian website ruled 'extremist'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sponsored-belarusian-website-ruled-extremist-23603Made-in-Poland frigates will strengthen Polish Navy capability says MoDhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/made-in-poland-frigates-will-strengthen-polish-navy-capability-says-mod-23601<p>The defence minister has stated that the three made-in-Poland frigates ordered for the Polish Navy will improve its military capabilities in the Baltic Sea.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:19:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s049yzuxhi26ef0jzca83.jpeg"These vessels will be a significant force in the Baltic Sea," Błaszczak said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/made-in-poland-frigates-will-strengthen-polish-navy-capability-says-mod-23601Australian Sporting Extravaganza in Nysahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/australian-sporting-extravaganza-in-nysa-23599<p>An egg-shaped ball, eight goal posts, 70 players from two countries — AFL Europe’s annual Festival of Football is coming to Wrocław!</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:02:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/50p1v8uarbu30cj6ostv2r.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/australian-sporting-extravaganza-in-nysa-23599Enchanting ‘magic garden’ for the blind to open near Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/enchanting-magic-garden-for-the-blind-to-open-near-warsaw-23596<p>An enchanting new ‘Garden of Senses’ will be built to benefit blind children at a school just outside Warsaw.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:39:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2bs12wxjvli9k8cwwljud.pngThe first of its kind in Poland, the ‘Garden of Senses’ will combine smell, touch and sounds to help stimulate the children and give them a better understanding of the world around them.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/enchanting-magic-garden-for-the-blind-to-open-near-warsaw-23596Polish media open to takeover by Russian, Chinese entities, says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-media-open-to-takeover-by-russian-chinese-entities-says-pm-23595<p>The Polish prime minister has said that under current laws Polish media can be taken over by entities from Russia or China, and that "we don't want such a state of affairs."</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:08:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wbhmqj0oqzbvvhjdqmdat.jpegAt a press conference on Tuesday, Morawiecki said that at the moment Polish media could be taken over by entities from Russia, China or Arab countries. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-media-open-to-takeover-by-russian-chinese-entities-says-pm-23595Łódź artist recreates iconic Matejko masterpiece - and its BIGGER than the massive originalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lodz-artist-recreates-iconic-matejko-masterpiece---and-its-bigger-than-the-massive-original-23592<p>An orphan from Łódź has spent six years recreating a huge copy of Matejko’s iconic Battle of Grunwald painting - and it is even bigger than the gargantuan original.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 14:33:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/crq9of0kxnk08ynu8q0l9.jpegIreneusz Rolewski’s stunning copy is 13 cm higher than Matejko's original, giving it massive dimensions of 440 cm high by 987 cm wide.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lodz-artist-recreates-iconic-matejko-masterpiece---and-its-bigger-than-the-massive-original-23592PM announces cyber security servicehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-announces-cyber-security-service-23590<p>Poland's prime minister on Tuesday announced the creation of a special service to counter cyber threats to the country.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:52:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/te701k26ygg8k53voyx14g.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-announces-cyber-security-service-23590This Buoy! 12-year-old wins gold at international sailing world champion-shiphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/this-buoy-12-year-old-wins-gold-at-international-sailing-world-champion-ship-23588<p>A 12 year old boy has become the youngest Pole in any sporting discipline to win at a world championship event after he came home with a gold at an international sailing competition last week.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:31:00 +0200SportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qh116rvvalqt7xtc9ngpv.jpegJózef Krasowski secured a blistering 36 point victory at the O’pen Skiff international regatta in Calsetta, Sardinia.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/this-buoy-12-year-old-wins-gold-at-international-sailing-world-champion-ship-23588Gov't want to establish Vaccine Injury Compensation Fundhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-want-to-establish-vaccine-injury-compensation-fund-23586<p>The Polish government plans to establish a Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund for financial claims from people who can prove they have suffered side effects from a vaccine.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:13:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cvhvuk52vetfva88tq0hi.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-want-to-establish-vaccine-injury-compensation-fund-23586Ministrer pledges zero tolerance for aggressive anti-vaxxershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ministrer-pledges-zero-tolerance-for-aggressive-anti-vaxxers-23585<p>Poland's health minister on Tuesday announced a “zero tolerance” policy against aggressive anti-vaccination activists.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:11:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jc3tb1gttdpuf0cbhq6ue.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ministrer-pledges-zero-tolerance-for-aggressive-anti-vaxxers-23585Junior ruling coalition partner threatens to vote against media drafthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/junior-ruling-coalition-partner-threatens-to-vote-against-media-draft-23583<p>A junior partner in Poland's ruling coalition has threatened not to support a draft media law, which critics say targets a US-owned television news channel, if its own amendment is not included in the bill.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 12:06:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgJunior ruling coalition partner threatens to vote against media drafthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/junior-ruling-coalition-partner-threatens-to-vote-against-media-draft-23583Commercial real estate investment in Poland down in H1https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/commercial-real-estate-investment-in-poland-down-in-h1-23581<p>Investment in commercial real estate in Poland in the first two quarters of the year fell EUR 0.9 billion, year on year, to EUR 2 billion, according to a report published by real estate consultancy firm CBRE published on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:48:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgCommercial real estate investment in Poland down in H1https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/commercial-real-estate-investment-in-poland-down-in-h1-23581Poland reports 106 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 7 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-106-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-7-deaths-23580<p>Poland recorded 106 new confirmed coronavirus cases and seven deaths over the past 24 hours to Tuesday morning, against 74 cases reported on Monday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:58:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e1k4o8rng3d5ojipikgdu.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-106-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-7-deaths-23580Poland likely to modify next package of judiciary reformshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-likely-to-modify-next-package-of-judiciary-reforms-23578<p>Poland is considering making modifications to another package of legal changes to a controversial judicial disciplinary chamber at the heart of a dispute between Warsaw and Brussels, a government spokesman has said.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:52:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7olk5zrbnaas9movt7x2la.jpeg"If judiciary reforms are to take place in Poland, they will be carried out in a comprehensive way," Mueller told the private television Polsat News programme on Tuesday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-likely-to-modify-next-package-of-judiciary-reforms-23578Poland does not rule out French-style restrictions for non-vaccinatedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-does-not-rule-out-french-style-restrictions-for-non-vaccinated-23577<p>The government has refused to rule out introducing France-style restrictions on unvaccinated people.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:48:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/28z4r5cvjmdngp3jmambbd.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-does-not-rule-out-french-style-restrictions-for-non-vaccinated-23577Pandemic hits attendance at Polish schools in Britainhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pandemic-hits-attendance-at-polish-schools-in-britain-23576<p>The Covid-19 pandemic has savaged attendance at Polish schools in Britain, pushing some of them to the verge of bankruptcy, the British-based Polish Educational Society (PMS) said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:45:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPandemic hits attendance at Polish schools in Britainhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pandemic-hits-attendance-at-polish-schools-in-britain-23576Ruling party's dominance challenged by main opposition groupinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-partys-dominance-challenged-by-main-opposition-grouping-23574<p>The lead of Poland’s governing party, Law and Justice, is coming under pressure from Civic Coalition, the main opposition grouping, a new polls has shown.</p>Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRuling party's dominance challenged by main opposition groupinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-partys-dominance-challenged-by-main-opposition-grouping-23574Poland sends rescue team, equipment to Germanyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sends-rescue-team-equipment-to-germany-23573<p>Poland sent to Germany a firefighting rescue team and 70 devices to dry out flooded property on Monday to help with flood relief, the prime minister announced.</p>Mon, 26 Jul 2021 18:34:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland sends rescue team, equipment to Germanyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sends-rescue-team-equipment-to-germany-23573Poland to set up compensation fund for adverse effects of Covid jabshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-set-up-compensation-fund-for-adverse-effects-of-covid-jabs-23572<p>The Polish government will adopt a draft law on Tuesday setting up a compensation fund to help people who have experienced vaccine adverse events (VAEs) after being inoculated against the coronavirus as well as other diseases.</p>Mon, 26 Jul 2021 18:10:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cehi15lyvznyadsenl324.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-set-up-compensation-fund-for-adverse-effects-of-covid-jabs-23572DCT Gdańsk wins Port of Gdańsk tenderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/dct-gdansk-wins-port-of-gdansk-tender-23571<p>DCT Gdańsk has been announced as the winner of a tender run by the Port of Gdańsk for the lease of new land to be reclaimed from the Baltic Sea as part of the port's expansion.</p>Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:27:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qyjchiyepneizommpntawt.jpeg"This third stage of the port's expansion, a further terminal along with a fourth, which is already on the horizon, is an excellent opportunity to create an interconnected network of various rail, road and sea routes that will increase the reloading potential and increase interest in Poland as a logistics hub for this part of Europe," said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, present at the ceremony.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/dct-gdansk-wins-port-of-gdansk-tender-23571Powerful ‘Art and Memory’ exhibition brings Polish women’s stories of WWII and deportation to lifehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/powerful-art-and-memory-exhibition-brings-polish-womens-stories-of-wwii-and-deportation-to-life-23568<p>A unique mixed media art exhibition focusing on visualising the forgotten stories of Polish women during WWII who later settled in the UK has opened in London.</p>Mon, 26 Jul 2021 15:17:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1xykq6982ff2xjqkbhe07.jpegEntitled ‘Forgotten Force: Art and Memory’ the collages, sketches and paintings are a poignant artistic interpretation of an oral history project completed earlier this year by the Piłsudski Institute in which six Polish women recalled their wartime memories and their later lives as refugees.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/powerful-art-and-memory-exhibition-brings-polish-womens-stories-of-wwii-and-deportation-to-life-23568Beachgoers dubbed ‘heroes’ after forming ‘chain of life’ to help find four-year-old feared missing at seahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beachgoers-dubbed-heroes-after-forming-chain-of-life-to-help-find-four-year-old-feared-missing-at-sea-23566<p>Quick-thinking holidaymakers have become online heroes after leaping into action to help find a missing four-year-old.</p>Mon, 26 Jul 2021 14:07:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b0y2vs3f4o0ps7lvyeowte.jpegHolidaymakers in Sopot were alerted to the girl’s absence when members of the seaside resort’s Water Rescue team appeared and began scouring the shore.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beachgoers-dubbed-heroes-after-forming-chain-of-life-to-help-find-four-year-old-feared-missing-at-sea-23566Tax bill ready for Poland's New Deal programme says ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tax-bill-ready-for-polands-new-deal-programme-says-minister-23564<p>A tax bill, which forms part of the New Deal plan, is ready and will include a tax allowance of up to PLN 30,000 (EUR 6,532), said the minister of finance on Monday.</p>Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:14:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c75lpndjcacd8wh8ohmiq6.jpegTadeusz Kościński said that the bill, if passed, will mean that nine million citizens will "no longer need to pay Personal Income Tax (PIT) and will have PLN 9 billion (EUR 1.96 billion - PAP) lining their pockets."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tax-bill-ready-for-polands-new-deal-programme-says-minister-23564Poland to halt Russian use of NS2 as 'weapon', official stateshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-halt-russian-use-of-ns2-as-weapon-official-states-23562<p>Poland's role is to stop Russia using the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a weapon, a Polish government official said on Monday in reaction to a new US-German agreement on the controversial pipeline.</p>Mon, 26 Jul 2021 11:26:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland to halt Russian use of NS2 as 'weapon', official stateshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-halt-russian-use-of-ns2-as-weapon-official-states-23562Poland reports 74 new coronavirus cases on Monday, no deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-74-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-no-deaths-23560<p>Poland recorded 74 new confirmed coronavirus cases and no deaths over the past 24 hours to Monday morning, against 82 cases reported on Sunday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Mon, 26 Jul 2021 10:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xgwp3od7e7o2pub54injrw.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-74-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-no-deaths-23560Children should return to schools on Sept. 1, official sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/children-should-return-to-schools-on-sept-1-official-says-23558<p>Children in Poland should resume regular classes from September 1, a deputy health minister said on Monday.</p>Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:43:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2h2c4ogpun5fdvaoyc8zn.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/children-should-return-to-schools-on-sept-1-official-says-23558US president personally following TVN situationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-president-personally-following-tvn-situation-23556<p>President Joe Biden is following the developments surrounding a US-owned television company that has been struggling to get its broadcasting licence renewed, an advisor to the United States Department of State has said.</p>Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:38:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eflg0fk3y4v26743wgbo65.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-president-personally-following-tvn-situation-23556Annual costs of road accidents still high in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/annual-costs-of-road-accidents-still-high-in-poland-23554<p>Annual costs of road crashes in Poland reached 2.7 percent of GDP in 2018, down from 3 percent three years earlier, according to the National Road Safety Council data.</p>Sun, 25 Jul 2021 11:27:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgAnnual costs of road accidents still high in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/annual-costs-of-road-accidents-still-high-in-poland-23554Poland reports 82 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, 1 deathhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-82-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-1-death-23552<p>Poland recorded 82 new confirmed coronavirus cases and one death over the past 24 hours to Sunday morning, against 122 cases reported on Saturday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sun, 25 Jul 2021 10:41:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5vewy5swbv237krb7e4iq5.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-82-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-1-death-23552Supreme Audit Office head's son charged, bailedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/supreme-audit-office-heads-son-charged-bailed-23550<p>Jakub B., the son of the head of Poland's Supreme Audit Office (NIK), Marian Banas, has been charged, the Bialystok Regional Prosecutor told PAP, with bail set at PLN 150,000 (EUR 32,805).</p>Sat, 24 Jul 2021 16:51:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSupreme Audit Office head's son charged, bailedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/supreme-audit-office-heads-son-charged-bailed-23550Supreme Court head favours complying with EC recommendationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/supreme-court-head-favours-complying-with-ec-recommendations-23548<p>The first president of Poland's Supreme Court has said the controversial Disciplinary Chamber and National Council of the Judiciary (KRS) should be reformed to take into consideration objections by the European Commission.</p>Sat, 24 Jul 2021 16:03:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSupreme Court head favours complying with EC recommendationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/supreme-court-head-favours-complying-with-ec-recommendations-23548Fictions which build realityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fictions-which-build-reality-23545<p><span lang="EN-GB">In this episode of The Debrief, we’re down in Łódź taking a look at a new exhibiton by contemporary artist Agnieszka Kurant.</span></p>Sat, 24 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0200Art & CultureLifePodcastshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rt0504c1zcml79y4uta8x.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fictions-which-build-reality-23545Poland reports 122 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 6 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-122-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-6-deaths-23544<p>Poland recorded 122 new confirmed coronavirus cases and six deaths over the past 24 hours to Saturday morning, against 108 cases reported on Friday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sat, 24 Jul 2021 11:21:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pg3bjh062unf6b24g7eesa.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-122-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-6-deaths-23544Fewer tourists using accommodation in Poland - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fewer-tourists-using-accommodation-in-poland---stats-office-23542<p>The number of tourists who used overnight accommodation in Poland between January and the end of May 2021 fell by almost half, from over 6 million last year to over 3 million, the central Statistical Office (GUS) has reported.</p>Sat, 24 Jul 2021 11:13:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFewer tourists using accommodation in Poland - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fewer-tourists-using-accommodation-in-poland---stats-office-23542Covid-19 claims lives of 231 doctors, 188 nurses in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/covid-19-claims-lives-of-231-doctors-188-nurses-in-poland-23541<p>As many as 231 doctors and 188 nurses have died due to Covid since the start of the pandemic, according to Polish Ministry of Health data sent to PAP.</p>Sat, 24 Jul 2021 09:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/unsinnll3crl7vwalutzfd.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/covid-19-claims-lives-of-231-doctors-188-nurses-in-poland-23541FinMin says debt can but reduced, but not soonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/finmin-says-debt-can-but-reduced-but-not-soon-23540<p>Poland's finance minister has said he is convinced the country's additional debt burden caused by the coronavirus pandemic can be reduced, but it cannot be done soon as that might stifle a resurgent economy.</p>Fri, 23 Jul 2021 19:46:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9xddsri8gdgoxo12kb6pgg.jpegTadeusz Kościński wrote in a column published on Friday on the Interia portal that the 2020 budget was planned with no deficit but that the pandemic stymied those plans. The resultant deficit amounted to PLN 85 billion (EUR 18.58 billion).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/finmin-says-debt-can-but-reduced-but-not-soon-23540US State Dept. counselor proposes cooperation on energy securityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-state-dept-counselor-proposes-cooperation-on-energy-security-23536<p>During his visit to Warsaw, US State Department Counselor Derek Chollet proposed a cooperative approach towards strengthening Polish and regional energy security, the US State Department reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 23 Jul 2021 16:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zaga5a5besw7qqg62z3v.jpegThe State Department added that Chollet (R) had met with Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz, the government's commissioner for energy infrastructure, Piotr Naimski, and Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki (2L) in order to propose a cooperative approach to Polish and regional energy security as well as facing the climate crisis.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-state-dept-counselor-proposes-cooperation-on-energy-security-23536Prosecution wants to bring Supreme Audit Office head to justicehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/prosecution-wants-to-bring-supreme-audit-office-head-to-justice-23535<p>Poland's prosecutor general has motioned the Sejm (lower house) speaker to strip the Supreme Audit Office head of immunity, PAP has been told by the National Prosecution.</p>Fri, 23 Jul 2021 16:19:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zh5hwy30e083611rg655o9.jpegAccording to the prosecution, Banaś (pictured) presented untrue information regarding the value of his property in all the ten property and tax declarations inspected by the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA). https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/prosecution-wants-to-bring-supreme-audit-office-head-to-justice-23535That's the spirit! Artisan brewery turns leftover bread into high class spirit far ‘cleaner’ than vodkahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thats-the-spirit-artisan-brewery-turns-leftover-bread-into-high-class-spirit-far-cleaner-than-vodka-23531<p>A Kraków-based bakery has been thrust into the national spotlight after transforming their surplus bread into high-quality, craft alcohol.</p>Fri, 23 Jul 2021 15:44:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/iy40ulvyt3kgag4vjoop7.jpegFrom an initial batch of bread came 550 bottles of Okowita, a traditional spirit the makers say is far ‘cleaner’ than vodka.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thats-the-spirit-artisan-brewery-turns-leftover-bread-into-high-class-spirit-far-cleaner-than-vodka-23531Poland says it will 'reform' its contested disciplinary panel for judgeshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-says-it-will-reform-its-contested-disciplinary-panel-for-judges-23530<p>The government will make changes to a disciplinary body attached to Poland’s Supreme Court that is at the centre of a legal dispute with the EU, a leading Polish official has said.</p>Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:32:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v009s03rnaw811wxcr5fs.jpegAt the same time, Terlecki denied on Friday that any legislation on changing the functioning of the Disciplinary Chamber is being drafted. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-says-it-will-reform-its-contested-disciplinary-panel-for-judges-23530Stunning museum which took 13 YEARS to complete opens in memory of villagers murdered during WWIIhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-museum-which-took-13-years-to-complete-opens-in-memory-of-villagers-killed-during-wwii-23528<p>A stunning new WWII memorial museum which took 13 years to complete as finally opened.&nbsp;</p>Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:43:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/io8douvs7kon6sb5bf8ml.webpThe elongated buildings are to present the history of the pacification of Michniów and the martyrdom of other villages. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-museum-which-took-13-years-to-complete-opens-in-memory-of-villagers-killed-during-wwii-23528New Abrams tanks to be placed 'east of Vistula' says defence ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-abrams-tanks-to-be-placed-east-of-vistula-says-defence-minister-23525<p>The defence minister said on Friday that the 250 Abrams tanks the government plans to buy from the US will be deployed “east of the Visutla” to “defend Poland.”</p>Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:17:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgNew Abrams tanks to be placed 'east of Vistula' says defence ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-abrams-tanks-to-be-placed-east-of-vistula-says-defence-minister-23525US-German agreement on NS2 'very bad' for Poland – defence ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-german-agreement-on-ns2-very-bad-for-poland--defence-minister-23523<p>A US-German agreement on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is bad for Poland because it undermines regional security, the Polish defence minister said on Friday.</p>Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:45:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f8kvl00y7lde9quzasijvs.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-german-agreement-on-ns2-very-bad-for-poland--defence-minister-23523June unemployment edges down 0.2 pp to 5.9 percent - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/june-unemployment-edges-down-02-pp-to-59-percent---stats-office-23521<p>Poland's unemployment rate stood at 5.9 percent in June compared to 6.1 percent in May, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:42:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g93387v8qku3nkcd9fjq.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/june-unemployment-edges-down-02-pp-to-59-percent---stats-office-23521Parliament okays 2020 state budget executionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliament-okays-2020-state-budget-execution-23520<p>The Sejm, the lower house of Polish parliament, has approved the government's report on the execution of the state budget in 2020.</p>Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:37:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgParliament okays 2020 state budget executionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliament-okays-2020-state-budget-execution-23520Poland reports 108 new coronavirus cases on Friday, 4 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-108-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-4-deaths-23519<p>Poland recorded 108 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 4 deaths over the past 24h to Friday morning, against 126 cases reported on Thursday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:34:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/13tqt9fmqltysk3tixoj49.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-108-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-4-deaths-23519Poland hopes EC will okay its National Recovery Plan this monthhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-hopes-ec-will-okay-its-national-recovery-plan-this-month-23516<p>Poland is hoping to get approval this month from the European Commission (EC) of its planned use of EU pandemic recovery funds, deputy funds minister has said.</p>Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:25:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland hopes EC will okay its National Recovery Plan this monthhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-hopes-ec-will-okay-its-national-recovery-plan-this-month-23516Next lockdown might be regional health minister sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/next-lockdown-might-be-regional-health-minister-says-23514<p>Poland may consider local lockdown regimes depending on the vaccination rate in a given region, the health minister has said.</p>Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:21:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1pguilbernkvgrrao145ri.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/next-lockdown-might-be-regional-health-minister-says-23514NS2 deal compromises European security, Polish president sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ns2-deal-compromises-european-security-polish-president-says-23513<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda has said that a US-German deal that allows the completion of Russia’s disputed Nord Stream 2 (NS2) gas pipeline project poses a risk to the security of a large portion of Europe.</p>Thu, 22 Jul 2021 20:23:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qyirudl1f7en6lgqssp0e7.jpegIn Duda's opinion, "the declaration makes it possible to complete the construction of Nord Stream 2 without any restrictions, does not introduce a moratorium on its use, and in fact may even be an incentive for the Kremlin to pursue a fait accompli policy."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ns2-deal-compromises-european-security-polish-president-says-23513PM criticises "selfish" Nord Stream 2 dealhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-criticises-selfish-nord-stream-2-deal-23512<p>Poland's prime minister has criticised a US-German agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline describing it as the "selfish" act of Poland' allies.</p>Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:59:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/n5lmczjkomdi7e61p2a6lb.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-criticises-selfish-nord-stream-2-deal-23512Poland continues to see Nord Stream 2 as threat to Europe - dep FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-continues-to-see-nord-stream-2-as-threat-to-europe---dep-fm-23511<p>The US-German deal on the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) Russia-Germany gas pipeline does not change Poland's belief that the project is detrimental to the security of the whole of Europe, a deputy foreign minister has said.</p>Thu, 22 Jul 2021 17:31:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yjvjmccmt40x92k1hm20nd.jpeg"Poland considers this project to be detrimental to the security of not only Ukraine, not only Central Europe, but also to the security of the whole of Europe, making the EU dependent on Russian gas, contrary to earlier declarations regarding the need to diversify energy sources," Przydacz said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-continues-to-see-nord-stream-2-as-threat-to-europe---dep-fm-23511Mum and her sons ‘Moo-der’ opponents in annual artificial cow milking comphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mum-and-her-sons-moo-der-opponents-in-annual-artificial-cow-milking-comp-23508<p>A mum and her son have taken first place in the annual milking of an artificial cow competition.</p>Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:47:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d7q13shgmguslcw7rcxx1j.jpegThe Budzeń family from the small town of Rabka-Zdrój in the south of Poland beat off 40 other hopefuls to take the cream-of-the-crop crown at the 20th edition of the event.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mum-and-her-sons-moo-der-opponents-in-annual-artificial-cow-milking-comp-23508US Embassy lauds Poland's "standing up to Russia's malign activities"https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-embassy-lauds-polands-standing-up-to-russias-malign-activities-23507<p>The charge d'affaires at Warsaw's US embassy took to Twitter on Thursday to praise Poland for supporting democracy in Belarus and standing up to Russia.</p>Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:11:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5hu5x8znkd6ds0ekbre3i.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-embassy-lauds-polands-standing-up-to-russias-malign-activities-23507Lublin castle massacre saw nearly 300 prisoners exterminated by Gestapo as Hitler’s forces prepared to flee the cityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-castle-massacre-saw-nearly-300-prisoners-exterminated-by-gestapo-as-hitlers-forces-prepared-to-flee-the-city-23504<p>Behind the bustling popularity of Lublin’s medieval castle lies one of the lesser known horrors of WWII.</p>Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:14:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o2zi2c4bfnaqt1iv0fwwp.pngEstimates by historians suggest that over the course of WWII, between 40,000 and 80,000 people passed through the prison, considered one of the harshest in occupied Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-castle-massacre-saw-nearly-300-prisoners-exterminated-by-gestapo-as-hitlers-forces-prepared-to-flee-the-city-23504Nearly all Covid-19 fatalities are unvaccinated people health min sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nearly-all-covid-19-fatalities-are-unvaccinated-people-health-min-says-23502<p>Unvaccinated people make up some 99 percent of all coronavirus deaths in Poland, the health minister has said, providing a strong rationale for Covid-19 inoculation.</p>Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:57:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/26jnu1cbyywxsggzd7i8te.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nearly-all-covid-19-fatalities-are-unvaccinated-people-health-min-says-23502Fourth wave of Covid-19 infections to peak at end of summerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fourth-wave-of-covid-19-infections-to-peak-at-end-of-summer-23500<p>Poland's health minister has said that based on current forecasts the number of Covid-19 cases during the fourth wave will reach their peak at the end of August.</p>Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:52:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gtv5ngqzvsrrz5x2z0d8i.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fourth-wave-of-covid-19-infections-to-peak-at-end-of-summer-23500Polish barrister wins case against Poland in ECHRhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-barrister-wins-case-against-poland-in-echr-23498<p>The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favour of a Polish barrister, saying that she had not been given a fair trial as guaranteed under an article of the European Convention on Human Rights.</p>Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish barrister wins case against Poland in ECHRhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-barrister-wins-case-against-poland-in-echr-23498Powerful new Domalewski drama ‘I Never Cry’ to premiere in UK and Irelandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/powerful-new-domalewski-drama-i-never-cry-to-premiere-in-uk-and-ireland-23495<p>An award-winning Polish drama is to get its UK and Ireland cinematic release after being delayed for over a year due to COVID.</p>Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:41:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6r1c4pgt1r7jjfzi47ct9.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/powerful-new-domalewski-drama-i-never-cry-to-premiere-in-uk-and-ireland-23495Russia wins gas pipeline battle says Polish presidential spokesmanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/russia-wins-gas-pipeline-battle-says-polish-presidential-spokesman-23493<p>Russia has won the battle over the construction of the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) Russia-Germany gas pipeline, a Polish presidential spokesman has said after the US and Germany signed an agreement on the controversial project.</p>Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:21:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRussia wins gas pipeline battle says Polish presidential spokesmanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/russia-wins-gas-pipeline-battle-says-polish-presidential-spokesman-23493Poland reports 126 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, 9 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-126-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-9-deaths-23492<p>Poland recorded 126 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 9 deaths over the past 24h to Thursday morning, against 124 cases reported on Wednesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:43:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pl59937wehlex7ra0aygg.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-126-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-9-deaths-23492Poland must take action amid spectre of demographic collapse - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-must-take-action-amid-spectre-of-demographic-collapse---minister-23490<p>The Polish government has unveiled plans to help the country ward off a looming demographic disaster that could see its population drop from 38 million to 16 million by 2100, the family and social policy minister said on Thursday, citing UN forecasts.</p>Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland must take action amid spectre of demographic collapse - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-must-take-action-amid-spectre-of-demographic-collapse---minister-23490Border Guard stamp out group suspected of tobacco smugglinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/border-guard-stamp-out-group-suspected-of-tobacco-smuggling-23488<p>The Polish Border Guard have arrested seven people on suspicion of being part of a gang producing and distributing tonnes of illegal cigarettes.</p>Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:34:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgBorder Guard stamp out group suspected of tobacco smugglinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/border-guard-stamp-out-group-suspected-of-tobacco-smuggling-23488Poland cannot implement 'unlawful' rulings of EU court - justice minhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-cannot-implement-unlawful-rulings-of-eu-court---justice-min-23486<p>Zbigniew Ziobro, Poland’s justice minister, has said a European court's ruling on Poland's new disciplinary panel for judges is "unlawful" and against the Polish constitution.</p>Wed, 21 Jul 2021 20:40:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zpa40rbz8khdccrsw64kc.jpeg"(The CJEU) rulings are not binding for the bodies operating under the Polish constitution, and adhering to these rulings would be clearly unlawful," Ziobro said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-cannot-implement-unlawful-rulings-of-eu-court---justice-min-23486Ombudsman appointment hailed by ruling party, opposition politicianshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ombudsman-appointment-hailed-by-ruling-party-opposition-politicians-23484<p>Politicians from both the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party and the main opposition grouping have welcomed the appointment of a new ombudsman after five months of political bickering over who should have the job.</p>Wed, 21 Jul 2021 20:20:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/28o3x1c3xnla80dcy1268j.jpegWednesday's Senate vote ends the five-month-long saga over who should be the next ombudsman.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ombudsman-appointment-hailed-by-ruling-party-opposition-politicians-23484New ombudsman says Poland should suspend judicial disciplinary regimehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-ombudsman-says-poland-should-suspend-judicial-disciplinary-regime-23483<p>Poland's newly appointed ombudsman has said that the contested disciplinary body of the country's Supreme Court should be suspended until a European Court's ruling is implemented.</p>Wed, 21 Jul 2021 17:31:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a4cflyhumhqng5gke1vz6.jpegWiącek said that the government should take "urgent steps to comply with the CJEU ruling of July 15." https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-ombudsman-says-poland-should-suspend-judicial-disciplinary-regime-23483New obudsman appointment ends protracted political battlehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-obudsman-appointment-ends-protracted-political-battle-23482<p>Poland's Senate on Wednesday approved the appointment of Professor Marcin Wiącek to the post of ombudsman at the sixth attempt to fill the position due to party disagreements.</p>Wed, 21 Jul 2021 17:14:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v1iuw92bp1yzv1icv3pc.jpegA total of 93 senators voted in favour of Wiącek while none opposed his appointment and five abstained.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-obudsman-appointment-ends-protracted-political-battle-23482The bald the blonde and the freckled: Poles most likely to have all three, says new reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-bald-the-blonde-and-the-freckled-poles-most-likely-to-have-all-three-says-new-report-23479<p>Poles are more likely to be born blonde, go bald and have freckles, according to researchers.</p>Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:29:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i5fzbpysx9i5iw1xnemi4.pngA team of specialists from across Poland analysed over 1,000 genomes to create a database of genetic variants in the population for a project called Our Genomes.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-bald-the-blonde-and-the-freckled-poles-most-likely-to-have-all-three-says-new-report-23479The lady is a champ! Łódź student first Pole to win Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming title for crossing the English Channelhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-lady-is-a-champ-lodz-student-first-pole-to-win-triple-crown-of-open-water-swimming-title-for-crossing-the-english-channel-23476<p>Ola Bednarek from Łódź, central Poland, has become the first Pole to win the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming after swimming the English Channel on Tuesday.</p>Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:41:00 +0200SportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c17y2iqads7qm0tk1eb52.jpegThe history-making award comes after Ola Bednarek swam for 13 hours and 17 minutes.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-lady-is-a-champ-lodz-student-first-pole-to-win-triple-crown-of-open-water-swimming-title-for-crossing-the-english-channel-23476Petition to oust education minister gets 100,000 signatureshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/petition-to-oust-education-minister-gets-100000-signatures-23474<p>Over 100,000 people have signed a petition by the Democracy Action social movement and the Left political party demanding the dismissal of Polish Education Minister Przemyslaw Czarnek.</p>Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:57:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5028rlfdq7g5dgnqic0s9t.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/petition-to-oust-education-minister-gets-100000-signatures-23474Hop, hop hurray! Craft beer enthusiasts reignite town’s 100-year-old beer traditionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-craft-beer-brewery-puts-brewing-traditions-of-kluczbork-back-on-the-map-23471<p>The red-brick chimney of the old brewery in Kluczbork is the only remnant of a once proud beer production industry, one which is being brought back to life again through the launch of the town’s first craft beer brewery.</p>Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:34:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rld5xplkb97zadyvntf0s.jpegExactly 100 years after its first brewery opened and half a decade after it stopped production, beer enthusiast and home brewer Michał Rawski (L) and pub owner Tomasz Kirsz (R) have just opened Kluczbork’s first craft beer brewery, Miastolas (literally City Forest).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-craft-beer-brewery-puts-brewing-traditions-of-kluczbork-back-on-the-map-23471Brussels uses rule of law for political aims - dep foreign ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/brussels-uses-rule-of-law-for-political-aims---dep-foreign-minister-23469<p>A Polish deputy foreign minister has argued that Brussels is not concerned about the rule of law in Poland, but instead uses it as a pretext to achieve political goals.</p>Wed, 21 Jul 2021 10:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgBrussels uses rule of law for political aims - dep foreign ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/brussels-uses-rule-of-law-for-political-aims---dep-foreign-minister-23469Poland reports 124 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 3 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-124-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-3-deaths-23468<p>Poland recorded 124 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 3 deaths over the past 24h to Wednesday morning, against 104 cases reported on Tuesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Wed, 21 Jul 2021 10:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xg16169oj7ak4vbbudly8s.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-124-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-3-deaths-23468Retail sales up in June - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-up-in-june---stats-office-23466<p>Poland's retail sales increased in real terms by 8.6 percent year on year and by 3.5 percent month on month in June 2021, the Central Statistical Office said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 21 Jul 2021 10:41:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/98icc5n3a1sxe0hkmbfkyr.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-up-in-june---stats-office-23466Delta variant requires higher herd immunity, dep health minister sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/delta-variant-requires-higher-herd-immunity-dep-health-minister-says-23465<p>The previously-estimated minimum coronavirus herd immunity level at just over 60 percent of the population is no longer valid with the new Delta mutation of the virus, a Polish deputy health minister has said.</p>Wed, 21 Jul 2021 10:05:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b6fvhzoi11mkqt27oik9c.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/delta-variant-requires-higher-herd-immunity-dep-health-minister-says-23465Dep health minister says just weeks left to get Covid-19 jabshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/dep-health-minister-says-just-weeks-left-to-get-covid-19-jabs-23464<p>Poland is only weeks away from a fourth pandemic wave, a deputy health minister has warned while urging unvaccinated Poles to use that time to get jabbed.</p>Tue, 20 Jul 2021 20:32:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d687vwwcogf0sn7ddhag2q9.jpegSpeaking to Polish right-wing television channel TV Republika on Tuesday, Waldemar Kraska said that the fourth wave of the pandemic "is very close."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/dep-health-minister-says-just-weeks-left-to-get-covid-19-jabs-23464Most Poles pessimistic about national situation - pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-poles-pessimistic-about-national-situation---poll-23463<p>The majority of Poles believe the country is heading in the wrong direction, a new survey has found.</p>Tue, 20 Jul 2021 20:20:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMost Poles pessimistic about national situation - pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-poles-pessimistic-about-national-situation---poll-23463Poland will discuss EU court ruling with EC, gov't spokesman sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-discuss-eu-court-ruling-with-ec-govt-spokesman-says-23461<p>The Polish government will analyse a European Commission (EC) request to present information on how Poland is implementing an EU top court ruling suspending the operation of the country's disciplinary regime for judges, the government spokesman has said.</p>Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:41:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ve55s38gtisi9yqe7nwxs.jpeg"The Polish government will analyse documents presented by the European Commission (EC)," Mueller wrote. "Poland, similarly to other EU countries, has reiterated the need to observe EU treaties. They specify directly what scope of authority has been transferred to the EU and what has remained the sole competence of member states." https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-discuss-eu-court-ruling-with-ec-govt-spokesman-says-23461EC threatens financial sanction on Poland over CJEU rulinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-threatens-financial-sanction-on-poland-over-cjeu-ruling-23460<p>The European Commission has given Poland until August 16 to adhere to an EU court ruling on the Disciplinary Chamber of the country’s Supreme Court, or face a financial penalty.</p>Tue, 20 Jul 2021 16:51:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fufqpqzwsgl6no845kmfbb.jpegAnnouncing the deadline European Commission Vice-President Vera Jourova said: “The European Commission decided today to empower Commissioner (Didier) Reynders, as commissioner for justice, to adopt measures to induce the Republic of Poland to comply with an order and a judgement of the Court of Justice”.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-threatens-financial-sanction-on-poland-over-cjeu-ruling-23460Belarusians file most asylum applications in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/belarusians-file-most-asylum-applications-in-poland-23459<p>Belarusians have been responsible for most political asylum applications in Poland this year, according to the country's Office for Foreigners (UdSC).</p>Tue, 20 Jul 2021 16:33:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgBelarusians file most asylum applications in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/belarusians-file-most-asylum-applications-in-poland-23459Over 2.8 million people register for Polish vaccine lotteryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-28-million-people-register-for-polish-vaccine-lottery-23458<p>More than 2.8 million Poles have already registered for the National Vaccination Programme Lottery, which was launched on July 1, the state-owned lottery company announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 20 Jul 2021 16:03:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j4pi8rbje4yovdvvqwu3c.jpegThe vaccine lottery is an incentive for people to get vaccinated against Covid-19.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-28-million-people-register-for-polish-vaccine-lottery-23458Academic creates Stanisław Lem Lego set to teach youngsters about author’s workshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/academic-creates-stanislaw-lem-lego-set-to-teach-youngsters-about-authors-works-23455<p>A literature academic has created six Lego sets dedicated to sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem.</p>Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:36:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ea0nyk17ikqw6fnii10hm.pngUniversity researcher Dr. Piotr Przytuła decided to create the sets to help younger people learn about the author.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/academic-creates-stanislaw-lem-lego-set-to-teach-youngsters-about-authors-works-23455Baltic coast most popular destination for Polish touristshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/baltic-coast-most-popular-destination-for-polish-tourists-23453<p>Over 40 percent of Poles say they will holiday in Poland this year, with the seaside being the most popular destination among those planning a break, according to a survey released by the Prezentmarzen portal on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:44:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/txjmsw7hgu2dxy6d9ygcm.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/baltic-coast-most-popular-destination-for-polish-tourists-23453Could coins found in Polish field come from Viking siege of Paris?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/could-coins-found-in-polish-field-come-from-viking-siege-of-paris-23451<p>Historians are testing a collection of ninth-century French coins found in a corn field in northern Poland to see if they could be part of the ransom paid by Paris to Vikings during the famous siege of the city in 845.</p>Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:14:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f97gjb3rgelmxnuczdehkh.pngHistorians are wondering how 118 coins minted during the Carolingian Empire, a Frankish dynasty who ruled over what is today much of France, Germany and Italy in the period 750–887 AD, managed to find their way to Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/could-coins-found-in-polish-field-come-from-viking-siege-of-paris-23451Influencer sells ‘digital love’ for 1 million złhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/influencer-sells-digital-love-for-1-million-zl-23449<p><span lang="EN-GB">A Polish influencer has become the first person in the world to sell her ‘digital love’</span></p>Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:29:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fdnyrsy8evkotzaxym7ns.jpegMarta Rentel, who is better known by her online persona Marti Renti, cashed in on close to 1 million PLN after a mystery buyer spent $250,000 for her emotions with a digital token called an NFT, or non-fungible token.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/influencer-sells-digital-love-for-1-million-zl-23449Manufacturing to push Polish economy forward this year - think-tankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/manufacturing-to-push-polish-economy-forward-this-year---think-tank-23447<p>The industrial sector will be a driving force behind Poland's economic growth in the second half of the year, an economic think-tank said in reaction to the latest manufacturing data.</p>Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:03:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgManufacturing to push Polish economy forward this year - think-tankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/manufacturing-to-push-polish-economy-forward-this-year---think-tank-23447Poland reports 104 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 4 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-104-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-4-deaths-23445<p>Poland recorded 104 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 4 deaths over the past 24h to Tuesday morning, against 67 cases reported on Monday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:17:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q2vfnfwg29gmsgc3mf1zmm.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-104-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-4-deaths-23445Poland's manufacturing surges in June - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-manufacturing-surges-in-june---stats-office-23444<p>Poland's industrial output rose by 18.4 percent year on year in June 2021, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 20 Jul 2021 10:38:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/86che7pfn73f2313r0lxbf.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-manufacturing-surges-in-june---stats-office-23444US Senators appeal to Polish president to veto property restitution billhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-senators-appeal-to-polish-president-to-veto-property-restitution-bill-23442<p>A group of US senators have written to President Andrzej Duda urging him to withdraw from or veto a proposed amendment to a Polish law that will limit the ability of claimants to seek restitution for property they lost during and after the WWII.</p>Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:58:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUS Senators appeal to Polish president to veto property restitution billhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-senators-appeal-to-polish-president-to-veto-property-restitution-bill-23442Poland sees EUR 5.44 bln budget surplus after June - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sees-eur-544-bln-budget-surplus-after-june---pm-23441<p>The state budget enjoyed a surplus of PLN 25 billion (EUR 5.44 billion) after June, the Polish prime minister has said.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 20:42:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/umrywzg0a2r43cxeykxe.jpegMateusz Morawiecki made the announcement while visiting a company in Radomsko, south Poland, on Monday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sees-eur-544-bln-budget-surplus-after-june---pm-23441Sixty-two percent of Poles assess the work of the government badlyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sixty-two-percent-of-poles-assess-the-work-of-the-government-badly-23439<p>In July, the percentage of surveyed Poles who evaluate the work of the government as poor jumped up 3 percentage points from the previous month to 62 percent, according to the latest Kantar poll.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 19:38:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSixty-two percent of Poles assess the work of the government badlyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sixty-two-percent-of-poles-assess-the-work-of-the-government-badly-23439Tusk accuses Poland's ruling party of walking in Russia's footstepshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-accuses-polands-ruling-party-of-walking-in-russias-footsteps-23437<p>Poland's opposition leader Donald Tusk has accused the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) government of introducing a ‘Russian deal' in Poland.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 19:31:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/av8jao141zwfm9a2mq1hq.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-accuses-polands-ruling-party-of-walking-in-russias-footsteps-23437Polish-Ukrainian-Lithuanian brigade starts drillshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-ukrainian-lithuanian-brigade-starts-drills-23435<p>A Polish-Ukrainian-Lithuanian brigade, the LITPOLUKRBRIG, has started military exercises in Yavoriv near Lviv in Ukraine, the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform said on Monday, quoting the country's chief of staff.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 17:56:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish-Ukrainian-Lithuanian brigade starts drillshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-ukrainian-lithuanian-brigade-starts-drills-23435PM dismisses Polexit risk amid conflict with Brusselshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-dismisses-polexit-risk-amid-conflict-with-brussels-23433<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said fears that Poland may leave the European Union due to the growing conflict over the country's judiciary reforms are "political fantasy."</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 16:28:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/njrzujdqgx09z33bhbr42h.jpeg"We're a strong country in the European Union and it's difficult to imagine the European Union without Poland," Morawiecki added.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-dismisses-polexit-risk-amid-conflict-with-brussels-23433Polish labour market in great shape, PM sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-labour-market-in-great-shape-pm-says-23431<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that the latest employment data is evidence of the good health of the Polish labour market.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 15:27:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rk4qm1dx269nahsd645up.jpegMorawiecki claimed that the good shape of the labour market reflected the positive effects of the government's New Deal plan, a new multi-billion reform and investment programme, based on the EU's post-pandemic recovery funds.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-labour-market-in-great-shape-pm-says-23431Sales of Treasury bonds hits record high in H1https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sales-of-treasury-bonds-hits-record-high-in-h1-23429<p>The sales of State Treasury bonds set a new six-month record high in Poland in the first half of the year, according to analysts.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 15:23:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSales of Treasury bonds hits record high in H1https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sales-of-treasury-bonds-hits-record-high-in-h1-23429Hot Damn, Poznań! City’s main square to undergo glamorous 135 million zł restorationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hot-damn-poznan-citys-main-square-to-undergo-glamorous-135-million-zl-restoration-23426<p>Forecast to cost as much as PLN 135 million, Poznań’s main square is in line for a glamorous restoration that will see its historic centre given an eco-friendly rehaul.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:52:00 +0200LifeRegionshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p1f09xq6psonfgfrzavlo.jpegThe project will involve the introduction of three ‘green islands’ that will feature flower beds, trees and seating.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hot-damn-poznan-citys-main-square-to-undergo-glamorous-135-million-zl-restoration-23426Polish suspect in Dutch crime reporter's murder in courthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-suspect-in-dutch-crime-reporters-murder-in-court-23424<p>A Polish man, one of two suspects in the murder of Dutch investigative journalist Peter de Vries, appeared in court in Amsterdam on Monday.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:40:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish suspect in Dutch crime reporter's murder in courthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-suspect-in-dutch-crime-reporters-murder-in-court-23424Katowice snapper named ‘world’s best mobile photographer’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katowice-snapper-named-worlds-best-mobile-photographer-23422<p>A photographer from Katowice has won first place in a prestigious international competition for the most impressive images captured on a smartphone.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:13:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gcjsb8laxfgahxmo3mrh4t.pngPart-time snapper Dominika Koszowska scooped first place in the annual World’s Top Mobile Photographer 2020 Competition for her stunning work.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katowice-snapper-named-worlds-best-mobile-photographer-23422PM defends controversial draft media lawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-defends-controversial-draft-media-law-23420<p>The Polish prime minister has defended a draft amendment to a media law that critics say targets TVN24, a US-owned television news channel that has been highly critical of the government.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:56:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPM defends controversial draft media lawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-defends-controversial-draft-media-law-23420Woman, 96, to stand trial for allegedly helping in WWII massacrehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/woman-96-to-stand-trial-for-allegedly-helping-in-wwii-massacre-23416<p>A former secretary at Stutthof concentration camp who was 18 years old in 1943 is to stand trial in Germany for Holocaust crimes.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:20:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6gezx54gauozqyzo463vj.pngIn 1942 the first German female SS Aufseherinnen guards arrived at Stutthof. Some of them were later executed for war crimes. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/woman-96-to-stand-trial-for-allegedly-helping-in-wwii-massacre-23416Poland will enter into dialogue with CJEU on judicial reform – dep. PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-enter-into-dialogue-with-cjeu-on-judicial-reform--dep-pm-23414<p>The Polish government will talk to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) over disputes triggered by Poland’s overhaul of the country’s judicial system.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 12:09:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland will enter into dialogue with CJEU on judicial reform – dep. PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-enter-into-dialogue-with-cjeu-on-judicial-reform--dep-pm-23414Employment stable despite end of Covid-19 relief programmes - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/employment-stable-despite-end-of-covid-19-relief-programmes---report-23412<p>The end of state coronavirus economic support programmes has not had any negative effects on the labour market, an economic think-tank said in reaction to the latest employment data.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 12:04:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEmployment stable despite end of Covid-19 relief programmes - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/employment-stable-despite-end-of-covid-19-relief-programmes---report-23412Poland reports 67 new coronavirus cases on Monday, no deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-67-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-no-deaths-23410<p>Poland recorded 67 new confirmed coronavirus cases and no deaths over the past 24h to Monday morning, against 69 cases reported on Sunday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 12:01:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wrcxvdvm6lwim6sdwasbc.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-67-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-no-deaths-23410Poland's average corporate wage up 9.8 pct y/y in June - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-average-corporate-wage-up-98-pct-yy-in-june---stats-office-23408<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage rose by 9.8 percent year on year to PLN 5,802.42 (EUR 1,289) in June 2021, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Monday.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 11:24:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qqtvrj4a1nauuturyndjm.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-average-corporate-wage-up-98-pct-yy-in-june---stats-office-23408Poland ready to offer assistance to Germany following tragic floodshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ready-to-offer-assistance-to-germany-following-tragic-floods-23406<p>Poland is prepared to send help to flood-battered Germany if asked, the deputy defence minister said on Monday.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 11:18:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland ready to offer assistance to Germany following tragic floodshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ready-to-offer-assistance-to-germany-following-tragic-floods-23406Poland records 185 cases of Delta Covid varianthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-185-cases-of-delta-covid-variant-23404<p>A deputy health minister said on Monday that 185 cases of the Delta variant have been recorded in Poland.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 11:04:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eikmyteikjcg8v7ji7xl1s.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-185-cases-of-delta-covid-variant-23404Flood situation 'under control' in southern Poland says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/flood-situation-under-control-in-southern-poland-says-pm-23401<p>The Polish prime minister has said the situation in the southern province of Malopolskie is under control despite the region being battered by heavy rain and storms.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 10:03:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lkgo7tes1icop9donut739.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/flood-situation-under-control-in-southern-poland-says-pm-23401Meet the History of Polish Brandshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/meet-the-history-of-polish-brands-23399<p>For over 100 years, Polish Press Agency’s photographers have immortalised the most important social, political, cultural and sporting events in Poland and around the world.</p>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 09:22:00 +0200POLISH BRANDShttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hft99x9zqlut8bc74w37n.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/meet-the-history-of-polish-brands-23399Health Ministry Covid death data show efficacy of vaccineshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/health-ministry-covid-death-data-show-efficacy-of-vaccines-23398<p>Deaths of people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 represent less than 2 percent of all registered Covid deaths since the beginning of June, Health Ministry data sent to PAP show.</p>Sun, 18 Jul 2021 15:56:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r1e7nfdeqsav6alcaqpj0l.jpeg"These data show that the vast majority of people dying in Poland as a result of Covid-19 are unvaccinated people," Prof. Lucjan Wyrwicz, director of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Clinic at the National Oncological Institute in Warsaw, commented for PAP.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/health-ministry-covid-death-data-show-efficacy-of-vaccines-23398Poland reports 69 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, three deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-69-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-three-deaths-23396<p>Poland recorded 69 new confirmed coronavirus cases and three deaths over the past 24h to Sunday morning, against 114 cases reported on Saturday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sun, 18 Jul 2021 10:42:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m42vnlbdt99td893z3kx1p.jpegIn all, Poland has already distributed 32,788,403 doses of Covid-19 vaccines, with 16,211,976 people having been fully vaccinated, according to data posted on the official government website, gov.pl. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-69-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-three-deaths-23396Donbas conflict among priorities of Poland's OSCE presidency - dep FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/donbas-conflict-among-priorities-of-polands-osce-presidency---dep-fm-23395<p>The Polish deputy foreign minister has said the conflict in Donbas would remain high on the agenda of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as the country prepares to take over the chairmanship of the organisation next year.</p>Sat, 17 Jul 2021 17:23:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgDonbas conflict among priorities of Poland's OSCE presidency - dep FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/donbas-conflict-among-priorities-of-polands-osce-presidency---dep-fm-23395West must respond decisively to Russian aggression - Polish officialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/west-must-respond-decisively-to-russian-aggression---polish-official-23393<p>There must be a decisive and joint response by Poland and countries from the West to all the displays of Russian aggression, said a spokesman for the Polish special services chief in a text published on the Ukrainian "StopFake" website on Friday.</p>Sat, 17 Jul 2021 16:53:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ot12mdjd8pm0nv8vdcf5zl.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/west-must-respond-decisively-to-russian-aggression---polish-official-23393Polish, Lithuanian, Ukrainian troops take part in joint drillshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-lithuanian-ukrainian-troops-take-part-in-joint-drills-23390<p>A joint Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian brigade known as LitPolUkrBrig began military exercises in the western Ukrainian city of Yavoriv, near Lviv, on Saturday.</p>Sat, 17 Jul 2021 15:31:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish, Lithuanian, Ukrainian troops take part in joint drillshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-lithuanian-ukrainian-troops-take-part-in-joint-drills-23390Poland not contemplating mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations - officialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-not-contemplating-mandatory-covid-19-vaccinations---official-23389<p>There are no plans for now to make vaccinations against Covid-19 compulsory in Poland, a deputy spokesperson for the ruling party Law and Justice has said.</p>Sat, 17 Jul 2021 12:29:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6wqlqctnlga71vscdl0wr.jpegFogiel pointed out the ongoing information campaign to promote vaccination through TV spots, billboards and the involvement of celebrities (pictured actor Cezary Pazura).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-not-contemplating-mandatory-covid-19-vaccinations---official-23389More Covid-19 vaccines to arrive in Poland in coming dayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/more-covid-19-vaccines-to-arrive-in-poland-in-coming-days-23388<p>Poland expects a shipment of at least 1.9 million Covid vaccines over the next few days, the head of the government's Strategic Reserves Agency has told PAP.</p>Sat, 17 Jul 2021 12:05:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/48r8gphmqfv6kgtyg6wo.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/more-covid-19-vaccines-to-arrive-in-poland-in-coming-days-23388Toruń’s Copernicus takes centre stage at Dwurnik retrospectivehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/toruns-copernicus-takes-centre-stage-at-dwurnik-retrospective-23383<p>Basking in the summer heat, the rooftops housing the Old Town of Toruń shine an envious eye on the glass-fronted entrance to the cool confines of the CSW Centre of Contemporary Art.</p>Sat, 17 Jul 2021 11:18:00 +0200Art & CulturePodcastshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8xdwts0mtdsema41ikymq4.jpegCSW's Paulina Kuhn talks about her favourite piece in the Dwurnik exhibition - 'Klęska Urodzaju'.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/toruns-copernicus-takes-centre-stage-at-dwurnik-retrospective-23383Poland reports 114 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 7 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-114-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-7-deaths-23382<p>Poland recorded 114 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 7 deaths over the past 24h to Saturday morning, against 93 cases reported on Friday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sat, 17 Jul 2021 10:36:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bjdcrp1c58spsys618nwls.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-114-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-7-deaths-23382Travellers to Poland obliged to complete digital Passenger Locator Formhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/travellers-to-poland-obliged-to-complete-digital-passenger-locator-form-23380<p>The Passenger Locator Form, a mandatory document for people travelling to Poland, is available electronically from Saturday.</p>Sat, 17 Jul 2021 10:00:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2zfs0zemqmg45mfwnrbwnf.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/travellers-to-poland-obliged-to-complete-digital-passenger-locator-form-23380Polish president sends condolences to families of flood victims in Germanyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-sends-condolences-to-families-of-flood-victims-in-germany-23378<p>The Polish president, in a letter to his German counterpart wrote that he was saddened to learn of the numerous deaths which were the result of storms and floods in Germany.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 19:13:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish president sends condolences to families of flood victims in Germanyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-sends-condolences-to-families-of-flood-victims-in-germany-23378Distance between ruling and opposition parties shrinks in pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/distance-between-ruling-and-opposition-parties-shrinks-in-poll-23377<p>The centrist Civic Coalition (KO), the main adversary of Poland's ruling United Right coalition, has closed the gap to seven percentage points, the latest Kantar poll has shown.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 18:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgDistance between ruling and opposition parties shrinks in pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/distance-between-ruling-and-opposition-parties-shrinks-in-poll-23377Polish bourse expects 20 more IPOs this yearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-bourse-expects-20-more-ipos-this-year-23376<p>The Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) may see about 20 initial public offerings (IPOs) on the bourse's main and alternative markets by the end of 2021, the WSE CEO has said.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 17:12:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/k17pwsp2iwa65ez498lsj.jpegIn a tweet on Friday, Marek Dietl said that the IPO market was very dynamic this year.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-bourse-expects-20-more-ipos-this-year-23376Poland sends aid to Lithuania to help with migrant situationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sends-aid-to-lithuania-to-help-with-migrant-situation-23375<p>Various equipment, including tents, beds and power generators, will leave Poland for Lithuania next Wednesday in order to help with the rising problem of irregular migrants arriving from neighbouring Belarus.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 16:18:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland sends aid to Lithuania to help with migrant situationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sends-aid-to-lithuania-to-help-with-migrant-situation-23375Polish PM offers assistance to Germany following tragic floodshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-offers-assistance-to-germany-following-tragic-floods-23373<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has offered Chancellor Angela Merkel assistance in connection with devastating floods which have hit Germany, according to a deputy foreign minister.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:42:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5dhrudw0fmxbml9670i1e.jpegAt least 103 people have died in devastating floods across parts of western Germany. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-offers-assistance-to-germany-following-tragic-floods-23373Investigators uncover remains of teenagers murdered in Stalinist horror jailhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/investigators-uncover-remains-of-teenagers-murdered-in-stalinist-horror-jail-23371<p>The skeletons of teenagers murdered by secret police at a Stalinist horror jail in communist Poland were discovered yesterday in the Praga district of Warsaw.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:16:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ppz3onmo9yesfl12vwymvf.pngThe remains of three bodies belonging to victims judged to be around 19-20 years old were found by the Search and Identification Bureau of the Institute of National Remembrance.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/investigators-uncover-remains-of-teenagers-murdered-in-stalinist-horror-jail-23371EC evaluating Poland's National Recovery Planhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-evaluating-polands-national-recovery-plan-23369<p>The European Commission’s (EC) evaluation of Poland's National recovery Plan is ongoing, an EC spokesperson said on Friday.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 14:43:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEC evaluating Poland's National Recovery Planhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-evaluating-polands-national-recovery-plan-23369June core inflation rate at 3.5 pct - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/june-core-inflation-rate-at-35-pct---central-bank-23367<p>Poland's core inflation, excluding the prices of food and energy, measured 3.5 percent year on year in June 2021, down from 4.0 percent in May, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) said on Friday.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 14:39:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vlnbyvp28mi1eq938l03h.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/june-core-inflation-rate-at-35-pct---central-bank-23367Seaside resort brings in biodegradable ashtrays as part of ‘Beach without butts’ campaignhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/seaside-resort-brings-in-biodegradable-ashtrays-as-part-of-beach-without-butts-campaign-23364<p>Cigarette smokers are being urged to be more eco-friendly after a seaside resort introduced free biodegradable ashtrays to stop them littering beaches.&nbsp;</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 14:26:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/759qs11kczhqqmwai8l8uk.jpegIntroduced in the coastal town of Mielno, the cone-shaped ashtrays are designed to be filled with sand to weigh them down and then folded up and thrown in the bin when finished with.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/seaside-resort-brings-in-biodegradable-ashtrays-as-part-of-beach-without-butts-campaign-23364Passenger Locator Form available electronically from Saturdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/traveller-localisation-card-available-electronically-from-saturday-23362<p>People travelling to Poland by air will be obliged from Saturday to fill in a Passenger Locator Form electronically prior to check-in, the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate (GIS) has told PAP.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 14:06:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPassenger Locator Form available electronically from Saturdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/traveller-localisation-card-available-electronically-from-saturday-23362Polish mead likely to win Portuguese market as traditional specialtyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-mead-likely-to-win-portuguese-market-as-traditional-specialty-23360<p>Polish mead, which has already been on sale in Portugal, has the chance of being seen in that country as a Polish traditional specialty, according to a statement published by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 14:02:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3fjhkhco1uamy71d3a6roa.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-mead-likely-to-win-portuguese-market-as-traditional-specialty-23360President Duda continues his run as Poland's most trusted politician - pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-duda-continues-his-run-as-polands-most-trusted-politician---poll-23358<p>The Polish president is trusted by 45 percent of respondents in the latest CBOS poll, the leader of Poland 2050 Szymon Holownia takes second place, followed by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as the third most trusted politician.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 13:55:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uzl7ka2x8d83iyun8om0fx.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-duda-continues-his-run-as-polands-most-trusted-politician---poll-23358‘Bring our children home’! PM orders evacuation of 65 children trapped in storm-battered Belgiumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bring-our-children-home-pm-orders-evacuation-of-65-children-trapped-in-storm-battered-belgium-23356<p>Diplomats have started the mass evacuation of over 60 Polish school children trapped in storm-battered Belgium.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 13:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/favh1e5kzx9fr7fkuodz3k.pngThe children and their carers were staying at a holiday resort run by the Polish Educational Society in Comblain-la-Tour in the east of the country when torrential rain and storms hit.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bring-our-children-home-pm-orders-evacuation-of-65-children-trapped-in-storm-battered-belgium-23356Polish HICP inflation up by 4.1 pct y/y in June - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-hicp-inflation-up-by-41-pct-yy-in-june---eurostat-23355<p>Poland's Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) rose by 4.1 percent year on year in June 2021, against 4.6 percent growth in the previous month, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, said on Friday.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 11:37:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish HICP inflation up by 4.1 pct y/y in June - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-hicp-inflation-up-by-41-pct-yy-in-june---eurostat-23355Most new Covid cases in Poland among unvaccinated and youthhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-new-covid-cases-in-poland-among-unvaccinated-and-youth-23354<p>The Polish health minister has stated that most new coronavirus infections have been chiefly spreading among unvaccinated people and youth.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 11:12:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c3lq07ad859lug95wovfw8.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-new-covid-cases-in-poland-among-unvaccinated-and-youth-23354Poland reports 93 new coronavirus cases on Friday, 14 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-93-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-14-deaths-23352<p>Poland recorded 93 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 14 deaths over the past 24h to Friday morning, against 105 cases reported on Thursday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 10:45:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yez7435uq6rk8vp25t4ly.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-93-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-14-deaths-23352Twenty Belarusian start-ups come to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/twenty-belarusian-start-ups-come-to-poland-23350<p>Poland has managed to attract 20 Belarusian start-ups, PAP has been told by the president of the Startup Hub Poland Foundation, part of the government “Poland Business Harbour” project.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 09:55:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTwenty Belarusian start-ups come to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/twenty-belarusian-start-ups-come-to-poland-23350Polish agri-food exports up y/y in January-May 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-agri-food-exports-up-yy-in-january-may-2021-23349<p>Exports of Polish agricultural and food products rose by 3.8 percent year on year in the first five months of 2021, according to a state-owned agricultural agency.</p>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 09:54:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish agri-food exports up y/y in January-May 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-agri-food-exports-up-yy-in-january-may-2021-23349Rare Javan bantengs born in Polish zoohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rare-javan-bantengs-born-in-polish-zoo-23347<p>Two Javan bantengs, belonging to a cow species considered endangered, were born in the Wrocław Zoo, in south-western Poland.</p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:45:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9e1vuayovjc157pfstv24e.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rare-javan-bantengs-born-in-polish-zoo-23347US involvement in security of Poland is firm - US charge d'affaireshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-involvement-in-security-of-poland-is-firm---us-charge-daffaires-23345<p>As another rotation of the US Army, as part of the US Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) presence in Poland, began on Thursday, the US charge d'affaires in Warsaw wrote on Twitter that US commitment to the security of Poland was resolute.</p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:15:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUS involvement in security of Poland is firm - US charge d'affaireshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-involvement-in-security-of-poland-is-firm---us-charge-daffaires-23345Polish general to join US Army’s V Corpshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-general-to-join-us-armys-v-corps-23343<p>Poland on Thursday held the departure ceremony of Major General Adam Joks, who has been appointed deputy commander of US Army V Corps at Fort Knox, which oversees forces operating along NATO’s eastern flank.</p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 18:10:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/04bw56gizy18r1rjzuxp71g.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-general-to-join-us-armys-v-corps-23343Lost artworks returned to collection of Polish museumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lost-artworks-returned-to-collection-of-polish-museum-23339<p>Several works of art by Michał Elwiro Andriolli and a painting by Teodor Axentowicz, lost during WWII, have made their way to the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw.</p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 16:59:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/16lgc9cr1k7zuk2avtl82g.jpegDeputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister Piotr Gliński said during a press conference on Thursday that the process of recovering the works lasted almost a decade.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lost-artworks-returned-to-collection-of-polish-museum-23339It’s not the sights that make Wschowa so special, it’s the atmospherehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-not-the-sights-that-make-wschowa-so-special-its-the-atmosphere-23337<p>How unusual – just recently I found myself travelling not for work but for pleasure, something that has come to mean retreating to ‘my happy place’ with a bag of books and the phone turned to mute.</p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 16:27:00 +0200LifeWebber's WorldRegionshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v2yvr8ueoe33gdco0388.jpegGenerously sprinkled with jutting church steeples, the skyline does much to indicate a town with a rich religious heritage.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-not-the-sights-that-make-wschowa-so-special-its-the-atmosphere-23337Now YOU can live like a king (for 6.7 million PLN): Fairy tale palace visited by Prussian Kings and US President up for salehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/now-you-can-live-like-a-king-for-67-million-pln-fairy-tale-palace-visited-by-prussian-kings-and-us-president-up-for-sale-23335<p><span lang="EN-GB">A historic palace has been placed on the market for the bargain price of PLN 6.7 million.</span></p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 14:22:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rl8a5pfw0trp2q5hwldnu8.jpegDescribed as “one of the most beautiful palaces in Lower Silesia”, the Bożków Palace is surrounded by three hectares of gardens with generous terracing and a garden lodge thought to date from the turn of the 16th and 17th century.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/now-you-can-live-like-a-king-for-67-million-pln-fairy-tale-palace-visited-by-prussian-kings-and-us-president-up-for-sale-23335EC concerned over Polish top court's rulinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-concerned-over-polish-top-courts-ruling-23333<p>The European Commission (EC) has expressed deep concern over a ruling by Poland's top court which has stated that interim measures regarding the functioning of the Polish judiciary system imposed by the EU court are incompatible with the Polish Constitution.</p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 14:14:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEC concerned over Polish top court's rulinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-concerned-over-polish-top-courts-ruling-23333Poland will help efforts aimed at peaceful solution of Ukrainian conflict - FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-help-efforts-aimed-at-peaceful-solution-of-ukrainian-conflict---fm-23331<p>The Polish foreign minister has stated that finding a solution to the Ukrainian-Russian conflict is one of the most important challenges in the field of European security.</p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 13:15:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland will help efforts aimed at peaceful solution of Ukrainian conflict - FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-help-efforts-aimed-at-peaceful-solution-of-ukrainian-conflict---fm-23331EC launches procedure against Poland over 'LGBT-free zones'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-launches-procedure-against-poland-over-lgbt-free-zones-23329<p>The European Commission (EC) has launched an infringement procedure against Poland over resolutions declaring "LGBT-free zones" in a number of Polish municipalities.</p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 13:07:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rq6rcm3a2bhuh0a78dqoo.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-launches-procedure-against-poland-over-lgbt-free-zones-23329More AstraZeneca vaccines arrive in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/more-astrazeneca-vaccines-arrive-in-poland-23327<p>Poland on Thursday received 160,000 AstraZeneca vaccines while 222,000 Moderna vaccines will reach this country on Friday, the head of the government's Strategic Reserves Agency has told PAP.</p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 13:03:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yu9gpo146vo38c8agr7s2a.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/more-astrazeneca-vaccines-arrive-in-poland-23327Archaeologists uncover ancient banquet hall used for eating sacrificial animals and toasting Gods with winehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/archaeologists-uncover-ancient-banquet-hall-used-for-eating-sacrificial-animals-and-toasting-gods-with-wine-23325<p><span lang="EN-GB">An ancient banqueting hall where diners feasted on the meat of sacrificial animals and drank wine to honour the Gods has been found by Polish archaeologists in Cyprus.</span></p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 12:44:00 +0200ScienceHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/exc713ih08v7lstp2c4a.jpegThe 2,000-year-old discovery, the first of its kind in the country, was made next to the remains of an ancient temple in the ancient city of Nea Paphos in Cyprus.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/archaeologists-uncover-ancient-banquet-hall-used-for-eating-sacrificial-animals-and-toasting-gods-with-wine-23325Gov't spokesman warns of potential lockdown if vaccinations are slowhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-spokesman-warns-of-potential-lockdown-if-vaccinations-are-slow-23323<p>Poland may face another partial lockdown in the autumn if most of the society is not vaccinated against Covid-19, Piotr Mueller, the government spokesman, has warned.</p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 11:32:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/adavic6v1ggzvhijjobfy.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-spokesman-warns-of-potential-lockdown-if-vaccinations-are-slow-23323EU court rejects Germany's appeal, issues favourable verdict for Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-court-rejects-germanys-appeal-issues-favourable-verdict-for-poland-23321<p>Having rejected Germany's appeal against its ruling cancelling the European Commission (EC) decision to grant Gazprom 100 percent of the Opal pipeline's capacity, the EU top court has issued a favourable verdict for Poland.</p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 11:28:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEU court rejects Germany's appeal, issues favourable verdict for Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-court-rejects-germanys-appeal-issues-favourable-verdict-for-poland-23321Poland reports 105 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, 12 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-105-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-12-deaths-23319<p>Poland recorded 105 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 12 deaths over the past 24h to Thursday morning, against 86 cases reported on Wednesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 10:50:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/h78evcyql5ho78ilpk2rp.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-105-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-12-deaths-23319Poland records foreign trade surplus after May - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-foreign-trade-surplus-after-may---stats-office-23317<p>Poland's foreign trade surplus totalled EUR 3.5 billion at the end of May 2021, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 10:47:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/k4jtyoetyfkw1dklstt4em.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-foreign-trade-surplus-after-may---stats-office-23317Poland's CPI up 4.4 pct y/y in June - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-up-44-pct-yy-in-june---stats-office-23315<p>Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 4.4 percent year on year and by 0.1 percent month on month in June 2021, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 10:43:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4ugpp46bw7xu3sk9qj3byd.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-up-44-pct-yy-in-june---stats-office-23315EU court says Poland's judicial disciplinary system against EU lawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-court-says-polands-judicial-disciplinary-system-against-eu-law-23314<p>Poland's new disciplinary regime for judges is not compatible with EU law, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on Thursday.</p>Thu, 15 Jul 2021 10:40:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEU court says Poland's judicial disciplinary system against EU lawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-court-says-polands-judicial-disciplinary-system-against-eu-law-23314Constitution wins over EU’s attempt to interfere – justice minhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/constitution-wins-over-eus-attempt-to-interfere--justice-min-23313<p>The Polish justice minister has expressed his satisfaction with Poland’s top court Wednesday ruling that the interim measures imposed on the Polish judicial system by the top European court are against the Polish constitution.</p>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 19:47:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4da5opytm3gixz718ck628.jpeg"The constitution and normality prevails over the attempt to use EU agencies to politically interfere in the internal affairs of the member states," Zbigniew Ziobro said. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/constitution-wins-over-eus-attempt-to-interfere--justice-min-23313Top Polish court rules EU court decision "unconstitutional"https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-polish-court-rules-eu-court-decision-unconstitutional-23312<p>Poland's Constitutional Tribunal has ruled as unconstitutional the EU Treaty provisions on which the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) based interim measures that Poland must suspend the functioning of the Supreme Court's Disciplinary Chamber.</p>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 17:55:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTop Polish court rules EU court decision "unconstitutional"https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-polish-court-rules-eu-court-decision-unconstitutional-23312Poland industrial output growth third largest in EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-industrial-output-growth-third-largest-in-eu-23310<p>Poland is one of the EU leaders in terms of industrial production growth, a deputy development minister has said commenting on the latest Eurostat data.</p>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 16:59:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zhg4ro8c093qfssmbyt6j.jpegDeputy Minister of Development, Labour and Technology Robert Tomanek said that Poland achieved the third best result among EU countries, after Hungary and Slovakia.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-industrial-output-growth-third-largest-in-eu-23310Poland is the EU leader in raspberry production and places fifth globallyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-is-the-eu-leader-in-raspberry-production-and-places-fifth-globally-23309<p>Poland is the leader among EU countries and world number-five raspberry producer, a state-owned agricultural agency has announced.</p>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 16:33:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bjeqwe6pbk6t307t148wfr.jpegRaspberries are the third berry fruit species farmed in Poland in terms of the scale of production, after strawberries and blackcurrants, with a 23-percent share of the berry harvest in 2020.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-is-the-eu-leader-in-raspberry-production-and-places-fifth-globally-23309EU court orders Poland to suspend supreme Court Disciplinary Chamberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-court-orders-poland-to-suspend-supreme-court-disciplinary-chamber-23308<p>The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on Wednesday that Poland must "immediately suspend" laws related to the functioning of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court.</p>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 16:20:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b1wlfue8e9o29ekssnkh4.jpegThe decision to apply interim measures in the case was taken by CJEU Vice-President Rosario Silva de Lapuerta.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-court-orders-poland-to-suspend-supreme-court-disciplinary-chamber-23308Record number of Poles using internet in 2021 poll showshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/record-number-of-poles-using-internet-in-2021-poll-shows-23307<p>The CBOS pollster reported on Wednesday that, according to its recent studies, almost three out of four adult Poles used the internet at least once a week.</p>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 15:03:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5rk1xwnndiyfr6zupq5u8a.jpegCBOS indicated that the number of Poles who used the internet to shop and sell products had also increased. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/record-number-of-poles-using-internet-in-2021-poll-shows-23307Warsaw man quit job to take up hobby now worth nearly 3 mln PLN!!!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-man-quit-job-to-take-up-hobby-now-worth-nearly-3-mln-pln-23305<p><span lang="EN-GB">A Warsaw man who quit his job to collect Pokémon trading cards now has close to 3 million PLN worth of them.</span></p>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 14:47:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tyiny2gmu7hgkvm87ssx2l.pngAfter overcoming thyroid cancer, investor Rafał Nobis decided to quit his corporate job as a financial advisor to focus on his passion of collecting Pokémon trading cards, which are now worth 2,907,528 PLN (635,392 Euro).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-man-quit-job-to-take-up-hobby-now-worth-nearly-3-mln-pln-23305Poland's ruling camp strengthens fragile majorityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-ruling-camp-strengthens-fragile-majority-23303<p>An MP, who had earlier defected from Poland's governing Law and Justice (PiS) caucus, has returned, thereby increasing the party's majority to 232 in the 460-member lower house of parliament, PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has announced.</p>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 14:26:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's ruling camp strengthens fragile majorityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-ruling-camp-strengthens-fragile-majority-23303Kraków firm devises underwater vehicles inspired by STINGRAYS to research seabedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-firm-devises-underwater-vehicles-inspired-by-stingrays-to-research-seabed-23301<p><span lang="EN-GB">A Kraków start-up is leading the way in the development of ocean ecosystem monitoring with underwater devices inspired by the shape and movement of stingrays.</span></p>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 13:33:00 +0200ScienceStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rqvbrrqi8bx78z0jeqq6k.pngThe fish-shaped unmanned underwater vehicles from Noa Marine will be able to autonomously collect chemical, acoustic, geological and visual data without human intervention for periods of up to six months.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-firm-devises-underwater-vehicles-inspired-by-stingrays-to-research-seabed-23301Poland to purchase US-made Abrams tanks - dep PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-purchase-us-made-abrams-tanks---dep-pm-23299<p>Poland will buy "a great number" of Abrams tanks from the United States, with deliveries expected next year, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, a deputy prime minister and the ruling party leader, said on Wednesday. According to the defence minister, the programme will cost Poland EUR 5.1 billion.</p>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 12:34:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5c3v0thifghlwnqqjui098.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-purchase-us-made-abrams-tanks---dep-pm-23299Polish flag carrier suffers huge loss in 2020 pandemic yearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-flag-carrier-suffers-huge-loss-in-2020-pandemic-year-23297<p>PLL LOT, Poland's national airline, suffered a PLN 1.04 billion (EUR 227 million) loss in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company said in a management report.</p>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 11:36:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c7s6wek6j8qhtzrwoxg3li.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-flag-carrier-suffers-huge-loss-in-2020-pandemic-year-23297Poland reports 86 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 6 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-86-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-6-deaths-23294<p>Poland recorded 86 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 6 deaths over the past 24h to Wednesday morning, against 96 cases reported on Tuesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 10:50:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fe8qckdoxu9rd9sm21dgfg.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-86-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-6-deaths-23294Polish PM tells EC president rule of law procedure should be endedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-tells-ec-president-rule-of-law-procedure-should-be-ended-23292<p>The Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has spoken to European Commission (EC) president Ursula von der Leyen about ways to end the EC's rule of law procedure against Poland.</p>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 10:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish PM tells EC president rule of law procedure should be endedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-tells-ec-president-rule-of-law-procedure-should-be-ended-23292Poland to sell its surplus Covid-19 vaccines to other countries - officialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-sell-its-surplus-covid-19-vaccines-to-other-countries---official-23290<p>Ukraine and Georgia are on the list of countries that Poland intends to sell its surplus Covid-19 vaccines to, the government commissioner for the national vaccination programme has told PAP.</p>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 09:42:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eo60lq1lzlpk6by99njnxd.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-sell-its-surplus-covid-19-vaccines-to-other-countries---official-23290EU may impose further sanctions on Belarus, Polish FM sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-may-impose-further-sanctions-on-belarus-polish-fm-says-23288<p>The EU may impose additional sanctions on Minsk for its role in sending migrants across the EU border, the Polish foreign minister has told PAP.</p>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 09:40:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEU may impose further sanctions on Belarus, Polish FM sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-may-impose-further-sanctions-on-belarus-polish-fm-says-23288Poland to purchase US-made Abrams tankshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-purchase-us-made-abrams-tanks-23286<p>The defence minister is expected to present details of Poland's new contract with the United States concerning the purchase of M1A2 Abrams tanks on Wednesday, PAP has learnt from the Defence Ministry.</p>Tue, 13 Jul 2021 20:22:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bdzj3gzd2y9w4qk3c63ix.jpegPoland is interested in the latest version of the tank, the SEPv3, the ministry said on Tuesday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-purchase-us-made-abrams-tanks-23286Poland's top court adjourns in controversial EU law primacy casehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-top-court-adjourns-in-controversial-eu-law-primacy-case-23285<p>The Constitutional Tribunal adjourned in a case concerning the primacy of Poland's constitution over EU law after hearing sides to the dispute on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 13 Jul 2021 18:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's top court adjourns in controversial EU law primacy casehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-top-court-adjourns-in-controversial-eu-law-primacy-case-23285Over 2.1 million register for Polish vaccine lotteryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-21-million-register-for-polish-vaccine-lottery-23283<p>So far more than 2.1 million people have registered for the National Vaccination Programme Lottery, which was launched on July 1, the state-owned lottery company announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 13 Jul 2021 18:23:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qv5fjchh53sktmzknd3h7k.jpegRegistration can be done by internet through the Internet Patient Account or by phoning an information line.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-21-million-register-for-polish-vaccine-lottery-23283Europe’s largest indoor amusement park opens near Łódźhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/europes-largest-indoor-amusement-park-opens-near-lodz-23281<p>Europe’s biggest indoor amusement park has opened in Poland.</p>Tue, 13 Jul 2021 17:32:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wenvfxak9flv9y5x9aj4qr.jpegModelled on a 16th-century trading city, the park has modern-day attractions.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/europes-largest-indoor-amusement-park-opens-near-lodz-23281Polish imports from China on the risehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-imports-from-china-on-the-rise-23280<p>The share of imports from China and other Far East countries to Poland has been growing, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) has reported.</p>Tue, 13 Jul 2021 17:08:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish imports from China on the risehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-imports-from-china-on-the-rise-23280Neglected aristocratic palaces on edge of Warsaw Old Town to be renovated into 5 star hotelhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/neglected-aristocratic-palaces-on-edge-of-warsaw-old-town-to-be-renovated-into-5-star-hotel-23276<p>Two neighbouring aristocratic palaces that have been silent witness to history since the 18th century are to be turned into a luxury hotel.</p>Tue, 13 Jul 2021 16:28:00 +0200BusinessHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nf1114fkb90l5b7vkppsa.jpegSituated just a stone’s throw from Warsaw’s Royal Castle and Zygmunt Column, the extensive renovation of the now neglected late-baroque residences is hoped to restore more of Warsaw’s cultural heritage, 80 percent of which was wiped out during WWII.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/neglected-aristocratic-palaces-on-edge-of-warsaw-old-town-to-be-renovated-into-5-star-hotel-23276Poland's Foreign Ministry criticised for lack of acceptance of US ambassador candidatehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-foreign-ministry-criticised-for-lack-of-acceptance-of-us-ambassador-candidate-23274<p>The Polish government does not allegedly want to accept the candidate for a new US ambassador to Poland, Mark Brzezinski, according to the <a href="http://onet.pl/" target="_blank">Onet.pl</a> portal. The Polish Foreign Ministry has denied this information.</p>Tue, 13 Jul 2021 14:41:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's Foreign Ministry criticised for lack of acceptance of US ambassador candidatehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-foreign-ministry-criticised-for-lack-of-acceptance-of-us-ambassador-candidate-23274Poland may mull measures against risk posed by unvaccinated peoplehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-may-mull-measures-against-risk-posed-by-unvaccinated-people-23272<p>Poland does not rule out implementing policies to contain risks posed by unvaccinated people, the country's chief sanitary inspector has said.</p>Tue, 13 Jul 2021 13:23:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5kwwhwi4kkt73gefwj5h9q.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-may-mull-measures-against-risk-posed-by-unvaccinated-people-23272Distrust in Tusk considerably up - pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/distrust-in-tusk-considerably-up---poll-23270<p>Distrust in Donald Tusk, Poland's former prime minister and former president of the European Council, has considerably gone up since June, a new poll has found.</p>Tue, 13 Jul 2021 13:18:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lzvpvi7heyi0w5mq1qjc4nr.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/distrust-in-tusk-considerably-up---poll-23270Remains of Hitler’s ‘wonder weapon’ found in village fieldhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/remains-of-hitlers-wonder-weapon-found-in-village-field-23267<p><span lang="EN-GB">The remains of the world’s first long-range guided ballistic missile used by the Nazis as a ‘vengeance’ weapon against Allied forces has been found in a field in Poland.</span></p>Tue, 13 Jul 2021 13:02:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/k11xrqi64wbirasy7badb.pngDeveloped by Hitler’s scientists to attack Allied cities in retaliation for their bombings of German cities, the V-2 rocket dubbed ‘Hitler’s Wonder Weapon’ was discovered in the village of Mokre in eastern Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/remains-of-hitlers-wonder-weapon-found-in-village-field-23267Flag-bearers of Poland team at Tokyo Olympics opening announcedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/flag-bearers-of-poland-team-at-tokyo-olympics-opening-announced-23265<p>Maja Wloszczowska, a mountain biker, and Pawel Korzeniowski, a swimmer, have been named flag-bearers of Poland national team at Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, the Polish Olympic Committee has announced.</p>Tue, 13 Jul 2021 12:29:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jdpyp0r0flfbsps905vf.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/flag-bearers-of-poland-team-at-tokyo-olympics-opening-announced-23265Poland reports 96 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 13 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-96-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-13-deaths-23263<p>Poland recorded 96 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 13 deaths over the past 24h to Tuesday morning, against 44 cases reported on Monday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Tue, 13 Jul 2021 10:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vkyhzwmyfu2r5d5mpbx6v.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-96-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-13-deaths-23263Polish pupils likely to return to schools - education minhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pupils-likely-to-return-to-schools---education-min-23261<p>Polish schools are most likely to resume normal classes after the summer holidays but other options are not ruled out, Poland's education minister has said.</p>Tue, 13 Jul 2021 09:50:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xhqb6n872bb6bcwzk4glcv.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pupils-likely-to-return-to-schools---education-min-23261Poland to sell excessive amounts of Covid vaccines abroadhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-sell-excessive-amounts-of-covid-vaccines-abroad-23260<p>Poland will sell excessive amounts of Covid-19 vaccines to other countries, mainly due to the fact that too many Poles are unwilling to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.</p>Tue, 13 Jul 2021 09:47:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ypsqpttit7mvtopjnayr.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-sell-excessive-amounts-of-covid-vaccines-abroad-23260Number of new job offers in Poland record high in June - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/number-of-new-job-offers-in-poland-record-high-in-june---report-23258<p>The number of new job offers published online by Polish recruitment firms in June 2021 was higher than in the same month in 2020 and 2019, a Polish daily has reported.</p>Tue, 13 Jul 2021 09:43:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgNumber of new job offers in Poland record high in June - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/number-of-new-job-offers-in-poland-record-high-in-june---report-23258French EDF to prepare offer to build Poland's first nuclear planthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/french-edf-to-prepare-offer-to-build-polands-first-nuclear-plant-23256<p>French state-controlled power group EDF has opened an office in Warsaw which is tasked with preparing a comprehensive proposal for the Polish government concerning the construction of Poland's first nuclear power block.</p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 18:03:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFrench EDF to prepare offer to build Poland's first nuclear planthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/french-edf-to-prepare-offer-to-build-polands-first-nuclear-plant-23256Ruling coalition leads poll, main opposition gains supporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-coalition-leads-poll-main-opposition-gains-support-23255<p>Poland's governing United Right coalition has maintained its voter support at 36 percent while the main opposition group, the centrist Civic Coalition (KO) has gained 5 percentage points over the last month, shows a new poll.</p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 17:30:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRuling coalition leads poll, main opposition gains supporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-coalition-leads-poll-main-opposition-gains-support-23255Resignation of head of Prime Minister's Office was rejected by PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/resignation-of-head-of-prime-ministers-office-was-rejected-by-pm-23253<p>The head of the Prime Minister’s Office said that he had offered his resignation to the head of the government on the day that cyber-attacks on his email and social media accounts were revealed, but it was not accepted, said the official on Monday.</p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 16:30:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0u36n3qvp9v6h84x0zut3f.jpegMichał Dworczyk said during a press conference that, shortly after the spate of cyber-attacks on Polish government officials and himself, he had expressed his willingness to resign from his post.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/resignation-of-head-of-prime-ministers-office-was-rejected-by-pm-23253Lithuania increases controls at Polish border due to migrant problemhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lithuania-increases-controls-at-polish-border-due-to-migrant-problem-23252<p>Lithuania has strengthened its border controls with Poland due to a growing number of illegal migrants trying to reach western Europe through that country.</p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 16:06:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgLithuania increases controls at Polish border due to migrant problemhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lithuania-increases-controls-at-polish-border-due-to-migrant-problem-23252Konin to become first Polish city with hydrogen fuelled bushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/konin-to-become-first-polish-city-with-hydrogen-fuelled-bus-23250<p>Konin has become the first city in Poland to introduce a hydrogen bus to its regular fleet.</p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 15:15:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/l7tnfjlyjtcq1fmk3gf19.jpegHitting the streets in 2022, the bus fitted with a Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen fuel cell will also have five composite tanks.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/konin-to-become-first-polish-city-with-hydrogen-fuelled-bus-232503D amber art from contemporary avant-garde designer to open new ‘gold of the sea’ museum in Gdańskhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/3d-amber-art-from-contemporary-avant-garde-designer-to-open-new-gold-of-the-sea-museum-in-gdansk-23248<p><span lang="EN-GB">As the Amber Museum in Gdańsk moves into new premises in the historic 14th-century Grand Mill, a kick-off exhibition features new art works using the ‘gold of the sea’.</span></p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 14:44:00 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ttp4gyvgvr4msupb1d2ia.jpegIncluded among the pieces is a miniature of an amber cabinet from 1724.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/3d-amber-art-from-contemporary-avant-garde-designer-to-open-new-gold-of-the-sea-museum-in-gdansk-23248Poland records 153 cases of Delta Covid varianthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-153-cases-of-delta-covid-variant-23246<p>One hundred and fifty three cases of the Delta variant of coronavirus have been recorded in Poland, a Ministry of Health spokesman said on Monday.</p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 14:25:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hrk7i8gqj7a7bnqp26ahct.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-153-cases-of-delta-covid-variant-23246Poland receives 1.5 mln Pfizer vaccineshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-receives-15-mln-pfizer-vaccines-23245<p>US pharmaceutical company Pfizer supplied 1.5 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to Poland on Monday, Michal Kuczmierowski, head of the country's Strategic Reserves Agency, has told PAP.</p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 14:21:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g3uyz4ayt9d4poaxeaary.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-receives-15-mln-pfizer-vaccines-23245EC vice president worried about Polish draft broadcasting lawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-vice-president-worried-about-polish-draft-broadcasting-law-23243<p>Vera Jourova, the European Commission (EC) vice-president for values and transparency, has expressed concerns about the planned changes to Poland's broadcasting concession rules.</p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 13:22:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0cv5lecx5sjq4uhxauaf3i7.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-vice-president-worried-about-polish-draft-broadcasting-law-23243South African sausage king looking to ‘revolutionise’ Poland’s street food scenehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/south-african-sausage-king-looking-to-revolutionise-polands-street-food-scene-23241<p><span lang="EN-GB">A South African chef whose sausages and pies have become the talk of Poland says he is now looking to revolutionise the country’s street food scene.</span></p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 13:02:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9uik7bf5a4v9qngqw523sc.jpegChef Darren Graysmark said: “Polish food is great, very natural, very organic but it needed some innovation, especially the street food.” https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/south-african-sausage-king-looking-to-revolutionise-polands-street-food-scene-23241Polish disposable income growth among world's best - OECDhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-disposable-income-growth-among-worlds-best---oecd-23239<p>The disposable income of Polish households rose in 2019 by 6 percent year on year, one of the best results in the world, according to data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).</p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 12:22:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish disposable income growth among world's best - OECDhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-disposable-income-growth-among-worlds-best---oecd-23239Thirty percent of Poles report Covid-19 vaccine side effectshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thirty-percent-of-poles-report-covid-19-vaccine-side-effects-23237<p>About thirty percent of Poles have said they experienced side effects after taking at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a poll has found.</p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 12:10:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6qcdfa8gwz4070cpubo78ri.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thirty-percent-of-poles-report-covid-19-vaccine-side-effects-23237Polish gov't not planning reshuffle - spokesmanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-govt-not-planning-reshuffle---spokesman-23235<p>There is currently no discussion about a reshuffle of the Polish government in the sense of several ministers being changed at once, the government spokesman said on Monday, conceding that some changes may however occur.</p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 11:15:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish gov't not planning reshuffle - spokesmanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-govt-not-planning-reshuffle---spokesman-23235Poles see Kaczynski and Tusk as main political leadershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-see-kaczynski-and-tusk-as-main-political-leaders-23234<p>Jaroslaw Kaczynski is seen as the leader of Poland's right-wing political scene, while Donald Tusk as the main opposition figure, a poll has shown.</p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 10:58:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoles see Kaczynski and Tusk as main political leadershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-see-kaczynski-and-tusk-as-main-political-leaders-23234Poland reports 44 new coronavirus cases on Monday, no deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-44-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-no-deaths-23233<p>Poland recorded 44 new confirmed coronavirus cases and no deaths over the past 24h to Monday morning, against 66 cases reported on Sunday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 10:56:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1do1844snpfa3sqvmwqua7.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-44-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-no-deaths-23233Poland's GDP to grow by 5 pct in 2021 - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-to-grow-by-5-pct-in-2021---central-bank-23231<p>The Polish economy will expand by 5 percent this year, while inflation will reach 4.2 percent, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) said in its July projection.</p>Mon, 12 Jul 2021 10:49:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a5khah993rfvwd34145wkj.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-to-grow-by-5-pct-in-2021---central-bank-23231Polish-Lithuanian union times best for two countries - Dudahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-lithuanian-union-times-best-for-two-countries---duda-23229<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda has said, referring to his Lithuanian counterpart's Sunday visit to Poland, that the union between Poland and Lithuania was the best time for the two nations.</p>Sun, 11 Jul 2021 18:01:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e1e1inma7yc8s6g7379cjw.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-lithuanian-union-times-best-for-two-countries---duda-23229Ruling party leader says New Deal a programme of civilisational changehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-leader-says-new-deal-a-programme-of-civilisational-change-23227<p>Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party, has stated that the Polish New Deal is a large-scale programme of a civilisational change.</p>Sun, 11 Jul 2021 16:09:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0weo6txs3k31actpvu36gd.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-leader-says-new-deal-a-programme-of-civilisational-change-23227Anniversary of Jedwabne pogrom commemoratedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/anniversary-of-jedwabne-pogrom-commemorated-23226<p>Jedwabne, in Poland's northeastern Podlaskie province, commemorated on Friday the 80th anniversary of a 1941 German-inspired pogrom of the town's Jewish population by their Polish neighbours.</p>Sun, 11 Jul 2021 14:57:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wnbhqw39ojigddgmfzzg5g.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/anniversary-of-jedwabne-pogrom-commemorated-23226Getting vaccinated against Covid-19 an act of patriotism - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/getting-vaccinated-against-covid-19-an-act-of-patriotism---minister-23224<p>The Polish health minister has stated that getting vaccinated against Covid-19 is an act of patriotism for the good of the entire community.</p>Sun, 11 Jul 2021 14:53:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7kk3e2rfszt1l96ylhzbm7.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/getting-vaccinated-against-covid-19-an-act-of-patriotism---minister-23224President, prime minister mark Volhynia Massacre anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-prime-minister-mark-volhynia-massacre-anniversary-23222<p>The Polish president and prime minister marked on Sunday the 78th anniversary of the 1943 Volhynia Massacre in which Ukrainian nationalists killed about 100,000 Polish nationals in the regions of Volhynia and Eastern Galicia (pre-WW2 eastern Poland).</p>Sun, 11 Jul 2021 14:38:00 +0200https://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPresident, prime minister mark Volhynia Massacre anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-prime-minister-mark-volhynia-massacre-anniversary-23222Poland reports 66 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, 1 deathhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-66-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-1-death-23221<p>Poland recorded 66 new confirmed coronavirus cases and one death over the past 24h to Sunday morning, against 86 cases reported on Saturday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sun, 11 Jul 2021 14:16:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lqg4wlh53wem3t9spsw3r.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-66-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-1-death-23221More Covid-19 vaccines to arrive in Poland this weekhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/more-covid-19-vaccines-to-arrive-in-poland-this-week-23220<p>Up to 1.5 million Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines, 160,00 AstraZeneca vaccines and 222,000 Moderna vaccines will arrive in Poland over the next few days, the head of the government's Strategic Reserves Agency has told PAP.</p>Sun, 11 Jul 2021 14:14:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b1b77j9890f37usv7fwosf.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/more-covid-19-vaccines-to-arrive-in-poland-this-week-23220Travellers to Poland required to fill in location cardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/travellers-to-poland-required-to-fill-in-location-card-23216<p>Each traveler should fill in an electronic location card before entering Poland, according to a new government regulation.</p>Sat, 10 Jul 2021 13:59:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTravellers to Poland required to fill in location cardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/travellers-to-poland-required-to-fill-in-location-card-23216Polish migrants returning to Poland, PM sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-migrants-returning-to-poland-pm-says-23215<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said that more Poles have returned to Poland over the past two years than left the country.</p>Sat, 10 Jul 2021 13:56:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6r7u6c3v5qohnxpd0m7qsm.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-migrants-returning-to-poland-pm-says-23215Poland receives 222,000 Moderna vaccineshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-receives-222000-moderna-vaccines-23213<p>The US pharmaceutical company Moderna supplied 222,000 doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to Poland on Friday, Michal Kuczmierowski, head of the country's Strategic Reserves Agency told PAP on Saturday.</p>Sat, 10 Jul 2021 13:52:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/aa56cso9vrotmncou19yg.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-receives-222000-moderna-vaccines-23213In search of a national ‘style’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/in-search-of-a-national-style-23211<p><span lang="EN-GB">In this episode of the Debrief, we take a look at a new exhibition on ‘Polish styles’ at the National Museum in Kraków.</span></p>Sat, 10 Jul 2021 13:50:00 +0200LifePodcastshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nxh53tueerjwwp1fje1ps.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/in-search-of-a-national-style-23211Donald Tusk leads presidential pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/donald-tusk-leads-presidential-poll-23209<p>If presidential elections were held now, Donald Tusk, Poland's former prime minister and former European Council president, would receive 32 percent of the vote in the first round, a recent poll has found.</p>Sat, 10 Jul 2021 10:53:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/oq32pkbnzr9gqcjz99m2ir.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/donald-tusk-leads-presidential-poll-23209Poland reports 86 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 7 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-86-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-7-deaths-23207<p>Poland recorded 86 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 7 deaths over the past 24h to Saturday morning, against 76 cases reported on Friday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sat, 10 Jul 2021 10:48:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/64zbktue3u8g0ma5jhurhu.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-86-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-7-deaths-23207Polish New Deal to make Poles return home from abroad - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-new-deal-to-make-poles-return-home-from-abroad---pm-23201<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has stated that the goal of the Polish New Deal project is to encourage people who have left Poland, to return to their homeland.</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 19:29:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nrlhkgd17scrcscjr5dor.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-new-deal-to-make-poles-return-home-from-abroad---pm-23201Lithuania increases control of border with Poland due to migrant problemhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lithuania-increases-control-of-border-with-poland-due-to-migrant-problem-23193<p>Lithuania has announced that it will increase control of its border with Poland due to a growing number of illegal migrants trying to reach western Europe through that country.</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 18:13:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/80osmyvllwgjz74efsb5r7.jpegReferring to Lithuania's plans, Liubajevas said they provided for increased border monitoring and random controls of travellers in the vicinity of the Lithuanian-Polish border, among other things.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lithuania-increases-control-of-border-with-poland-due-to-migrant-problem-23193Hurkacz knocked out of Wimbledon in semi-finalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hurkacz-knocked-out-of-wimbledon-in-semi-final-23195<p>Poland's Hubert Hurkacz was knocked out of the Wimbledon men's singles competition after losing to Italian Matteo Berrettini in the semi-final on Friday.</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 17:48:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p8lhc39xn8aa6wer6izef.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hurkacz-knocked-out-of-wimbledon-in-semi-final-23195Inflation has no impact on financial condition of Poles - NBP headhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inflation-has-no-impact-on-financial-condition-of-poles---nbp-head-23194<p>The governor of the National Bank of Poland has stated that inflation has no negative effect on the financial situation of Poles since both pay and old-age pensions have been growing faster than CPI.</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 17:20:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgInflation has no impact on financial condition of Poles - NBP headhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inflation-has-no-impact-on-financial-condition-of-poles---nbp-head-23194Sixty percent of Poles have Covid-19 antibodies - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sixty-percent-of-poles-have-covid-19-antibodies---minister-23191<p>Sixty percent of the Polish population have antibodies against Covid-19, the health minister reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 16:52:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gzokienjbf7fbmjz4rhw.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sixty-percent-of-poles-have-covid-19-antibodies---minister-23191Poland's GDP likely to grow annually by 5 pct in coming three yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-likely-to-grow-annually-by-5-pct-in-coming-three-years-23190<p>The governor of the National Bank of Poland has stated that the Polish economy will likely expand annually by 5 percent in the coming three years.</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 16:37:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fd4plk7ib96snb877bzau.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-likely-to-grow-annually-by-5-pct-in-coming-three-years-23190New Covid infections at minimal level, threat of rebound remainshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-covid-infections-at-minimal-level-threat-of-rebound-remains-23189<p>The Polish health minister has stated that, despite the fact that the number of new Covid-19 infections has been at a minimal level, there is still a threat of its rebound.</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 15:54:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/y6l6qh9034mahlvgd2bmc.jpegNiedzielski underlined the importance of vaccinations.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-covid-infections-at-minimal-level-threat-of-rebound-remains-23189EC to take close look at broadcasting concession situation in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-to-take-close-look-at-broadcasting-concession-situation-in-poland-23187<p>A row in Poland over a proposed media law escalated on Friday afternoon when the European Commission announced it would start monitoring the situation surrounding a news channel whose license has not yet been renewed.</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 15:25:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEC to take close look at broadcasting concession situation in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-to-take-close-look-at-broadcasting-concession-situation-in-poland-23187Polish PM says eastern EU members must be appreciated morehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-says-eastern-eu-members-must-be-appreciated-more-23185<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has stressed the importance of eastern EU members for the European economy and said they should not be "put in a corner" by big EU players.</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 15:17:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gytsflf2ww44yx1bddqkx4.jpeg"We oppose centralisation," Morawiecki said, referring to the debate on whether the EU should progress with federalisation or remain a union of nation states. "We speak in favour of strong sovereign states that closely cooperate in business."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-says-eastern-eu-members-must-be-appreciated-more-23185Polish archbishop quits Polish Episcopal Conferencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-archbishop-quits-polish-episcopal-conference-23183<p>An archbishop from the archdiocese of Katowice has resigned from the Permanent Council of the Polish Bishops' Conference owing to negligence when dealing with cases of child sex abuse committed by members of the clergy.</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 14:16:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qpkaaqap4swu0994anxom.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-archbishop-quits-polish-episcopal-conference-23183‘Life-saving’ Olsztyn firm leading the way in global blockchain technologyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/life-saving-olsztyn-firm-leading-the-way-in-global-blockchain-technology-23181<p><span lang="EN-GB">A pilot project specialising in blockchain technology has proven so successful it is now looking to go global.</span></p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 13:56:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6q4c542oj7pz9tyguayq4.jpegThe first of its kind project in the world saw Olsztyn-based firm SmartKey develop a system which gave emergency service vehicles access to gated communities and other restricted access areas.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/life-saving-olsztyn-firm-leading-the-way-in-global-blockchain-technology-23181Old, yes, but still 'as sound as a bell'. King Zygmunt’s 1521 bell celebrates 500th birthdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/old-yes-but-still-as-sound-as-a-bell-king-zygmunts-1521-bell-celebrates-500th-birthday-23179<p><span lang="EN-GB">Five hundred years ago today, a bell founded by King Zygmunt the Old was hauled up onto the tower of Wawel Cathedral.</span></p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 13:30:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r9wgz2d92dese6dw8yuvfn.jpegWeighing nearly 13 tons, cast in Kraków in 1520 by Nuremberg bellmaker Hans Beham, it was hung on 9 July 1521 in a specially erected defence tower of Wawel Royal Castle, known as the Zygmunt Tower.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/old-yes-but-still-as-sound-as-a-bell-king-zygmunts-1521-bell-celebrates-500th-birthday-23179Polish president praises regional Three Seas Initiative at summithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-praises-regional-three-seas-initiative-at-summit-23178<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda has said that the 12 countries in the "Three Seas" region of Central and Eastern Europe are responsible for "a huge part of Europe's economic growth."</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 13:19:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uxc4m4ufx47q0bjldwkq8.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-praises-regional-three-seas-initiative-at-summit-23178Lublin builders find Nazi bunker during underground carpark constructionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-builders-find-nazi-bunker-during-underground-carpark-construction-23176<p><span lang="EN-GB">Builders have uncovered an old WWII bunker built by occupying Germans in the city of Lublin.</span></p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 12:50:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8w3qde4dl28ubix6sfu53o.jpegThe bunker was discovered seven metres below the former Group of Clothing and Fabric Schools by builders working on the construction of an underground carpark for what will be a new housing block.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-builders-find-nazi-bunker-during-underground-carpark-construction-23176S&P set to raise GDP growth forecast for Poland - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-set-to-raise-gdp-growth-forecast-for-poland---pm-23174<p>The prime minister has attributed an increase in Standard and Poor's GDP forecast for Poland to the government's New Deal programme.</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 11:55:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgS&P set to raise GDP growth forecast for Poland - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-set-to-raise-gdp-growth-forecast-for-poland---pm-23174Ex-ruling party MP claims new media law is hoaxhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ex-ruling-party-mp-claims-new-media-law-is-hoax-23172<p>A rebel MP who left the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has said that the controversial draft law that would prevent foreign companies from taking control of Polish radio and television stations is meant to cover up rifts in the ruling coalition.</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 10:50:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEx-ruling party MP claims new media law is hoaxhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ex-ruling-party-mp-claims-new-media-law-is-hoax-23172Poland reports 76 new coronavirus cases on Friday, 17 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-76-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-17-deaths-23170<p>Poland recorded 76 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 17 deaths over the past 24h to Friday morning, against 93 cases reported on Thursday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 10:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1q172io3xchvxvd5y7bsn.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-76-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-17-deaths-23170Fitness industry to sue government for losses suffered during lockdownhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fitness-industry-to-sue-government-for-losses-suffered-during-lockdown-23168<p>Fitness club operators are demanding compensation for losses caused by restrictions on their operating activities during the Covid-19 epidemic, a Polish newspaper reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 09:18:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/h2zi2ikiflh2d5eptssx8b.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fitness-industry-to-sue-government-for-losses-suffered-during-lockdown-23168Poland-led regional investment fund amasses EUR 1 blnhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-led-regional-investment-fund-amasses-eur-1-bln-23166<p>The Three Seas Fund, an investment vehicle initiated by the Polish state-owned development bank BGK, has collected EUR 1 billion in funds that can be used for energy and infrastructure investments in Central and Eastern Europe, the BGK CEO has told PAP.</p>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 09:14:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland-led regional investment fund amasses EUR 1 blnhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-led-regional-investment-fund-amasses-eur-1-bln-23166Poland's Monetary Council leaves all interest rates unchangedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-monetary-council-leaves-all-interest-rates-unchanged-23164<p>Poland's reference interest rate will remain at 0.10 percent, the country's Monetary Policy Council (RPP) said in a statement after a meeting on Thursday.</p>Thu, 08 Jul 2021 19:09:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's Monetary Council leaves all interest rates unchangedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-monetary-council-leaves-all-interest-rates-unchanged-23164TVN will not give in to efforts to limit media freedom – management boardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tvn-will-not-give-in-to-efforts-to-limit-media-freedom--management-board-23163<p>The management board of TVN, a private television station in Poland, reacted on Thursday to a draft amendment to a media law that was presented by ruling party MPs by saying it was "trying to silence us."</p>Thu, 08 Jul 2021 18:50:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p9413yw1aue3d082neu152.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tvn-will-not-give-in-to-efforts-to-limit-media-freedom--management-board-23163Duda calls Three Seas Initiative 'strategic response' to challengeshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/duda-calls-three-seas-initiative-strategic-response-to-challenges-23162<p>The Three Seas Initiative, an infrastructure and energy cooperation scheme that associates 12 central and eastern European countries, "is our region's strategic response to current challenges," Polish President Andrzej Duda has said.</p>Thu, 08 Jul 2021 18:21:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eu1spyat4f6bwruu9sugtf.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/duda-calls-three-seas-initiative-strategic-response-to-challenges-23162Marcin Wiącek appointed as new ombudsmanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/marcin-wiacek-appointed-as-new-ombudsman-23161<p>Poland's Sejm (lower house) on Thursday appointed Professor Marcin Wiącek to the position of ombudsman in a sixth attempt to fill the position due to party disagreements.</p>Thu, 08 Jul 2021 17:52:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t2sd2oyhfkq73y6h0xagq.jpegWiącek must still be approved by the Senate, Poland's upper house, to take over the office.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/marcin-wiacek-appointed-as-new-ombudsman-23161Reconstructing Brühl Palace will be ‘final act in the post-war rebuilding of Warsaw’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/reconstructing-bruehl-palace-will-be-final-act-in-the-post-war-rebuilding-of-warsaw-23159<p>The ambitious project to rebuild Saski Palace came a step closer to being realized yesterday after President Andrzej Duda presented a draft bill concerning the investment to the Marshal of the Sejm, Elżbieta Witek.</p>Thu, 08 Jul 2021 15:57:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bbntl1cpym49poyrpmr1a.pngLong harbouring associations with the country’s most prominent powerbrokers, the Brühl was originally known as the Sandomierski Palace and was completed in 1640 to act as the Warsaw base of Jerzy Ossoliński.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/reconstructing-bruehl-palace-will-be-final-act-in-the-post-war-rebuilding-of-warsaw-23159Opposition attacks draft law aimed to prevent non-EU media takeovershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-attacks-draft-law-aimed-to-prevent-non-eu-media-takeovers-23158<p>Lawmakers from Poland's main opposition bloc, Civic Coalition, fiercely attacked a draft amendment tabled by ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party MPs that would prevent non-EU companies taking control of Polish radio and television stations.</p>Thu, 08 Jul 2021 15:04:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgOpposition attacks draft law aimed to prevent non-EU media takeovershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-attacks-draft-law-aimed-to-prevent-non-eu-media-takeovers-23158Warsaw rapper becomes first ever Pole to break onto Billboard’s Global Charthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wroclaw-rap-artist-becomes-first-ever-pole-to-break-onto-billboards-global-chart-23154<p><span lang="EN-GB">A Warsaw rap artist has become the first Polish musician to get into the Billboard’s Global Chart.</span></p>Thu, 08 Jul 2021 14:24:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q7anmp8e3schjdhh6ini7b.pngMichał Matczak, who is better known by his stage name Mata, has already racked up over 200 million YouTube views in his short career.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wroclaw-rap-artist-becomes-first-ever-pole-to-break-onto-billboards-global-chart-23154PM wants legal measures to prevent non-EU media takeovershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-wants-legal-measures-to-prevent-non-eu-media-takeovers-23152<p>The prime minister has said Poland needs legal measures to stop Polish media being taken over by non-EU companies.</p>Thu, 08 Jul 2021 13:43:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPM wants legal measures to prevent non-EU media takeovershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-wants-legal-measures-to-prevent-non-eu-media-takeovers-23152Vaccination necessary to prevent the worst, Polish PM sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vaccination-necessary-to-prevent-the-worst-polish-pm-says-23150<p>The Polish prime minister has told people to get vaccinated so the country can avoid the worst-case pandemic scenario.</p>Thu, 08 Jul 2021 13:06:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yyxxz5bc3iejavjwuji4l.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vaccination-necessary-to-prevent-the-worst-polish-pm-says-23150Kraków man becomes leather goods sensation and sets up own brand after being unable to find ideal laptop baghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-man-becomes-leather-goods-sensation-and-sets-up-own-brand-after-being-unable-to-find-ideal-laptop-bag-23148<p><span lang="EN-GB">A self-taught bag maker who started stitching his own leather goods after being unable to find a suitable laptop bag has become a ‘leather-making’ sensation after being flooded with orders.</span></p>Thu, 08 Jul 2021 12:58:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gyldz71fg1d8wr39rijyee.pngTeaching himself by watching instruction videos on the internet in his kitchen after work, Kolowca soon found he had mastered the art of leather-making when his first bag was snapped up just 30 minutes after posting it online.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-man-becomes-leather-goods-sensation-and-sets-up-own-brand-after-being-unable-to-find-ideal-laptop-bag-23148Zero tolerance for drunk drivers, says Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/zero-tolerance-for-drunk-drivers-says-polish-pm-23146<p>The Polish prime has taken to social media to urge drivers to think twice before getting behind the wheel under the influence.</p>Thu, 08 Jul 2021 10:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c4g9rr0qorlng7hws782zi.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/zero-tolerance-for-drunk-drivers-says-polish-pm-23146Poland reports 93 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, 19 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-93-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-19-deaths-23145<p>Poland recorded 93 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 19 deaths over the past 24h to Thursday morning, against 103 cases reported on Wednesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Thu, 08 Jul 2021 10:41:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zcume5rpbuxjzwbzc79u.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-93-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-19-deaths-23145Unclear if 'Tusk effect' is working says government spokesmanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/unclear-if-tusk-effect-is-working-says-government-spokesman-23143<p>The government spokesman has said it is still unclear whether the return of former prime minister Donald Tusk to Polish politics is behind a jump in the popularity of the Civic Coalition (KO), the main opposition grouping.</p>Thu, 08 Jul 2021 10:07:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kzlfuzxcophok8x6s75ut.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/unclear-if-tusk-effect-is-working-says-government-spokesman-23143Polish schools set to return to on-site lessons - education minhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-schools-set-to-return-to-on-site-lessons---education-min-23141<p>Polish schools are preparing to resume normal classes after the summer holidays, Poland's education minister has said.</p>Thu, 08 Jul 2021 09:41:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fbaezr9qyykzu5t9mjxj6.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-schools-set-to-return-to-on-site-lessons---education-min-23141Polish exports surge 42 pct y/y in May, forecast showshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-exports-surge-42-pct-yy-in-may-forecast-shows-23140<p>Poland exported 42 percent more goods and services in May 2021 compared to the same month in 2020, according to a forecast by the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG).</p>Thu, 08 Jul 2021 08:58:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish exports surge 42 pct y/y in May, forecast showshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-exports-surge-42-pct-yy-in-may-forecast-shows-23140Ruling coalition holds lead in pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-coalition-holds-lead-in-poll-23136<p>Poland's ruling United Right coalition managed to maintain a strong lead over the opposition parties in a new opinion poll.</p>Wed, 07 Jul 2021 20:04:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRuling coalition holds lead in pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-coalition-holds-lead-in-poll-23136Hurkacz beats Federer at Wimbledonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hurkacz-beats-federer-at-wimbledon-23135<p>Polish tennis player Hubert Hurkacz scored one of the biggest upsets at Wimbledon this year by trouncing 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in straight sets.</p>Wed, 07 Jul 2021 19:51:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qu1usermypq05tkmaif3sml.jpegThe victory means that Hurkacz will now play in his first Grand Slam semi-final.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hurkacz-beats-federer-at-wimbledon-23135Biotech firms get boost from pandemic on Warsaw Stock Exchangehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/biotech-firms-get-boost-from-pandemic-on-warsaw-stock-exchange-23132<p>Biotechnology companies quoted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange have seen their valuation increase most among all listed companies during the coronavirus pandemic, a report by accountancy firm Grant Thornton has found.</p>Wed, 07 Jul 2021 18:51:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/iea6r6mezdlqc5myipgoo.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/biotech-firms-get-boost-from-pandemic-on-warsaw-stock-exchange-23132President hands over draft act on reconstruction of the Saski Palacehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-hands-over-draft-act-on-reconstruction-of-the-saski-palace-23131<p>President Andrzej Duda has handed over the draft act on the reconstruction of Warsaw’s Saski Palace, a multi-million euro project to rebuild a palace levelled by the Germans during the Second World War.</p>Wed, 07 Jul 2021 18:07:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ns17iiqblvfsgpsi2n3jt.jpegThe president presented the legislation to Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elżbieta Witek at a ceremony held at pl. Piłsudski, where the palace once stood.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-hands-over-draft-act-on-reconstruction-of-the-saski-palace-23131Decade-long search for old polaroid photos results in spellbinding exhibitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/decade-long-search-for-old-polaroid-photos-results-in-spellbinding-exhibition-23127<p>Cited as being one of the largest photographic reviews ever held in Poland, an exhibition dedicated to ‘instant photography’ has thrilled both the general public and the country’s artistic milieu.</p>Wed, 07 Jul 2021 16:43:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6azqb2l00fixyaz86nvpid.jpegTitled ‘Archives in a Flash: Instant/Instax in Poland’, the exhibition is the result of curator Witold Kanicki unearthing a motherlode of unsung treasures.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/decade-long-search-for-old-polaroid-photos-results-in-spellbinding-exhibition-23127Ruling coalition regains parliamentary majorityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-coalition-regains-parliamentary-majority-23125<p>Arkadiusz Czartoryski has rejoined the ruling Law and Justice parliamentary caucus giving it the 231 MPs it needed to keep a majority in Poland's lower house of parliament, party leader Jarosław Kaczyński announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 07 Jul 2021 16:14:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wg6sov5ikffbh92fvofysd.jpegThe PiS party leader publically apologised to Czartoryski (pictured) saying things had gone "too far."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-coalition-regains-parliamentary-majority-23125The fascinating subterranean world beneath Kraków’s main market squarehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-fascinating-subterranean-world-beneath-krakows-main-market-square-23123<p>Everyone knows the Market Square in Kraków with St. Mary's Basilica, beautiful tenement houses and the Cloth Hall.</p>Wed, 07 Jul 2021 15:31:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uwawlmzt32mlq3scrycxy.jpegAt over 6,000 square metres, the little-known about Underground museum is possibly the largest of its kind on the planet.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-fascinating-subterranean-world-beneath-krakows-main-market-square-23123Poland's recession one of EU's mildest, FinMin sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-recession-one-of-eus-mildest-finmin-says-23121<p>Poland's finance minister has said that the European Commission's summer forecasts indicate Poland's recession last year was one of the shallowest in the EU.</p>Wed, 07 Jul 2021 14:05:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's recession one of EU's mildest, FinMin sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-recession-one-of-eus-mildest-finmin-says-23121Doc comes up with ground-breaking method for diagnosing diabetes via a patient’s breathhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/doc-comes-up-with-ground-breaking-method-for-diagnosing-diabetes-via-a-patients-breath-23119<p><span lang="EN-GB">A Polish doctor and his team have made a major breakthrough in how diabetes can be diagnosed.</span></p>Wed, 07 Jul 2021 13:56:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hawn2grmdij8fltmz901a7.jpegWith the new method, the patient could be asked to simply exhale and will know the result in under a minute.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/doc-comes-up-with-ground-breaking-method-for-diagnosing-diabetes-via-a-patients-breath-23119Pole among suspects in attack on Dutch journalisthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-among-suspects-in-attack-on-dutch-journalist-23117<p>A 35-year-old Polish man is among the suspects in the case of the shooting of Dutch criminal journalist Peter R. Vries, Amsterdam police have told PAP.</p>Wed, 07 Jul 2021 12:18:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPole among suspects in attack on Dutch journalisthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-among-suspects-in-attack-on-dutch-journalist-23117European Commission raises Poland's 2021 GDP growth forecast to 4.8 pcthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/european-commission-raises-polands-2021-gdp-growth-forecast-to-48-pct-23116<p>Polish GDP will increase by 4.8 percent in 2021, the European Commission (EC) has said, raising its previous 4.0-percent growth forecast.</p>Wed, 07 Jul 2021 11:31:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEuropean Commission raises Poland's 2021 GDP growth forecast to 4.8 pcthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/european-commission-raises-polands-2021-gdp-growth-forecast-to-48-pct-23116Poland reports 103 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 17 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-103-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-17-deaths-23115<p>Poland recorded 103 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 17 deaths over the past 24h to Wednesday morning, against 96 cases reported on Tuesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Wed, 07 Jul 2021 10:52:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g11olk2ms3qgu6t3mio1.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-103-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-17-deaths-23115Kaczynski condemns Israeli FM's comments on property restitution billhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kaczynski-condemns-israeli-fms-comments-on-property-restitution-bill-23113<p>Jaroslaw Kaczynski has strongly criticised statements made by the Israeli foreign minister about a proposed amendment to a Polish law that will limit the ability of claimants to seek restitution for property they lost during and after the war.</p>Wed, 07 Jul 2021 09:29:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a40fsgbq18innr2rq4siw.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kaczynski-condemns-israeli-fms-comments-on-property-restitution-bill-23113Four Turkish F-16s land in Poland to join NATO Air Policing missionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/four-turkish-f-16s-land-in-poland-to-join-nato-air-policing-mission-23111<p>Four Turkish Air Force F-16s landed at the northern Polish Malbork air base on Tuesday to join NATO's Air Policing mission in the region.</p>Tue, 06 Jul 2021 19:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFour Turkish F-16s land in Poland to join NATO Air Policing missionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/four-turkish-f-16s-land-in-poland-to-join-nato-air-policing-mission-23111Helicopter crashes into lake in northeast Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/helicopter-falls-into-lake-in-northeast-poland-23108<p>Three people were hospitalised after a helicopter plunged into the Tałty lake in Mikołajki, northeastern Poland, on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 06 Jul 2021 17:08:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ripb6dvni4oobqsucice7c.jpegA police spokesperson said the helicopter would be taken by tow-truck to the Olsztyn police department parking lot where it would be secured for further investigation.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/helicopter-falls-into-lake-in-northeast-poland-23108Number of vaccination drop-outs on the rise, health min sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/number-of-vaccination-drop-outs-on-the-rise-health-min-says-23106<p>The number of people who have skipped the second dose of a coronavirus vaccine has increased from several thousand two months ago to 20,000-30,000 today, the Polish health minister has said.</p>Tue, 06 Jul 2021 16:32:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pifpjvgyz5awocmh5wgr0g.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/number-of-vaccination-drop-outs-on-the-rise-health-min-says-23106Beautifully illustrated and staggeringly detailed, ‘Radziwiłł Atlas’ added to UNESCO listhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beautifully-illustrated-and-staggeringly-detailed-radziwill-atlas-added-to-unesco-list-23102<p>A collection of maps dating from the 18th century and commonly known as the Radziwiłł Atlas, have been inducted into Poland’s National List of UNESCO’s Memory of the World programme.</p>Tue, 06 Jul 2021 15:47:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/chqlddz1i8tmhpuya6g4cb.jpegIntricately illustrated and compiled by Leonard Targoński, a royal surveyor and bailiff based in the Łomża region, the maps have been hailed for their technical perfection and staggering attention to detail.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beautifully-illustrated-and-staggeringly-detailed-radziwill-atlas-added-to-unesco-list-23102PM warns Covid infections could be in the thousands come autumnhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-warns-covid-infections-could-be-in-the-thousands-come-autumn-23101<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has warned that daily Covid infections could hit 12,000 a day in the autumn, in the worst case scenario.</p>Tue, 06 Jul 2021 15:14:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/18mdftu3xzo9b5g4mjbqae.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-warns-covid-infections-could-be-in-the-thousands-come-autumn-23101Tusk says Polish opposition needs non-aggression pacthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-says-polish-opposition-needs-non-aggression-pact-23099<p>Donald Tusk, acting head of Poland's main opposition party, Civic Platform, has called for a non-aggression pact between opposition groupings.</p>Tue, 06 Jul 2021 14:32:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1m8oy5e3l2dfzscfs8q87.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-says-polish-opposition-needs-non-aggression-pact-23099Polish phone maker becomes first in the world to produce rugged smartphone with 5G and eSIM.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-phone-maker-becomes-first-in-the-world-to-produce-rugged-smartphone-with-5g-and-esim-23097<p><span lang="EN-GB">A Polish phone company has become the first in the world to produce a rugged smartphone with 5G and eSIM.</span></p>Tue, 06 Jul 2021 13:57:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ddhaqj0tzyozlhl6vv5mzb.jpegAnnounced last week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the 5G rugged smartphone from Hammer, has military certification, Gorilla Glass 5, an 8-core MediaTek Dimensity processor, 6 GB RAM, up to 128 GB of memory, a 5000 mAh battery with fast charging and an NFC module. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-phone-maker-becomes-first-in-the-world-to-produce-rugged-smartphone-with-5g-and-esim-23097Pole in stable condition after attack in Georgiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-in-stable-condition-after-attack-in-georgia-23095<p>A Polish man who was stabbed during demonstrations against a planned gay-rights march in Tbilisi on Monday is in a stable condition after undergoing surgery, a Polish deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 06 Jul 2021 13:53:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPole in stable condition after attack in Georgiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-in-stable-condition-after-attack-in-georgia-23095Katowice opens Neon Trail to showcase city’s history with light installations and present itself as a city of designhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katowice-opens-neon-trail-to-showcase-citys-history-with-light-installations-and-present-itself-as-a-city-of-design-23092<p><span lang="EN-GB">Boasting nearly 1,000 neon signs in the 1960’s and 70’s, Katowice is going back to its roots with a new neon trail aimed at highlighting the city’s history with light and promoting it as a modern metropolis transformed by art and design.</span></p>Tue, 06 Jul 2021 13:25:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/siq1n3jh9knec8n58n81ke.pngA resurgence of neon lights has inspired city councillors to show that Katowice is creating beautiful things and showing how design, tradition and art have been drivers in the development of the post-industrial profile of the city.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katowice-opens-neon-trail-to-showcase-citys-history-with-light-installations-and-present-itself-as-a-city-of-design-23092Over 14 million Poles fully vaccinatedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-14-million-poles-fully-vaccinated-23090<p>Poland has carried out over 30 million Covid-19 vaccinations and over 14 million people in the 38-million strong nation have now been fully vaccinated, Michal Dworczyk, the government's commissioner for vaccinations, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 06 Jul 2021 12:33:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4xdbxx8gb1sawin8baqgou.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-14-million-poles-fully-vaccinated-23090Retail sales up in May - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-up-in-may---eurostat-23089<p>Polish retail sales grew by 10.7 percent year on year in May 2021 after a 15.2-percent increase year on year in April, the EU's statistics agency, said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 06 Jul 2021 11:58:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRetail sales up in May - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-up-in-may---eurostat-23089Poland reports 96 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 10 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-96-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-10-deaths-23088<p>Poland recorded 96 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 10 deaths over the past 24h to Tuesday morning, against 38 cases reported on Monday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Tue, 06 Jul 2021 10:47:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fs0sfnh2nf6xga2z85w9u.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-96-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-10-deaths-23088Polish bus driver stabbed dead in Germanyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-bus-driver-stabbed-dead-in-germany-23086<p>A Polish bus driver was killed in a knife attack in the town of Hof, Upper Franconia, on Monday night.</p>Tue, 06 Jul 2021 10:38:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wcxvbg39nsgue20k7qnywr.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-bus-driver-stabbed-dead-in-germany-23086Labour shortages in hospitality sector creating problemshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/labour-shortages-in-hospitality-sector-creating-problems-23084<p>The Polish hospitality sector is facing labour shortages owing to the high number of people who left their jobs due to lockdown restrictions being unwilling to return to work.</p>Tue, 06 Jul 2021 10:06:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgLabour shortages in hospitality sector creating problemshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/labour-shortages-in-hospitality-sector-creating-problems-23084Vaccinated will not be quarantined, even in case of Delta varianthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vaccinated-will-not-be-quarantined-even-in-case-of-delta-variant-23082<p>People who have had contact with someone infected with the Delta variant would not have to go into quarantine, as long as they have been fully vaccinated, said a Health Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 06 Jul 2021 10:02:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/be8o4q2u0sa70pclfhzwmi.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vaccinated-will-not-be-quarantined-even-in-case-of-delta-variant-23082Pole attacked with knife in Georgian capitalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-attacked-with-knife-in-georgian-capital-23080<p>A Polish man was injured in a knife attack during demonstrations against a planned gay-rights march in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.</p>Mon, 05 Jul 2021 20:14:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPole attacked with knife in Georgian capitalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-attacked-with-knife-in-georgian-capital-23080Tusk praises rule-of-law protestshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-praises-rule-of-law-protests-23079<p>Donald Tusk, the former European Council president who has returned to domestic politics to head the centrist Civic Platform (PO) once again, has expressed admiration for mass protests in Poland 'in defence of the rule of law.'</p>Mon, 05 Jul 2021 17:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rubdbfwu44k1t24qstnkoq.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-praises-rule-of-law-protests-23079Prosecutors say no wrongdoing in ventilator case, opposition outragedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/prosecutors-say-no-wrongdoing-in-ventilator-case-opposition-outraged-23077<p>Warsaw prosecutors decided on Monday to discontinue an investigation into a botched multi-million zloty ventilator deal, sparking outrage among opposition politicians who accused them of covering up crime for political ends.</p>Mon, 05 Jul 2021 16:59:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgProsecutors say no wrongdoing in ventilator case, opposition outragedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/prosecutors-say-no-wrongdoing-in-ventilator-case-opposition-outraged-23077Most Poles no longer fear Covid infection says pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-poles-no-longer-fear-covid-infection-says-poll-23075<p>The majority of Poles have no fear of contracting the coronavirus for the first time since the pandemic struck, according to a new poll.</p>Mon, 05 Jul 2021 16:17:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xmf8lmkf3p7ed1y79g1gq9.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-poles-no-longer-fear-covid-infection-says-poll-23075Horrified mum finds ‘dancing cactus toy’ swearing and rapping about cocaine in Polishhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/horrified-mum-finds-dancing-cactus-toy-swearing-and-rapping-about-cocaine-in-polish-23073<p>A Polish mum was left dumbfounded after finding a singing and dancing cactus toy rapping and swearing about cocaine in Polish.</p>Mon, 05 Jul 2021 15:56:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w7crupgp7or5eddhz9gno.pngPolish rapper Cypis (pictured right) says he will now be taking legal action against the manufacturer for using his song without permission.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/horrified-mum-finds-dancing-cactus-toy-swearing-and-rapping-about-cocaine-in-polish-23073Poland's unemployment rate likely down in June - ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-likely-down-in-june---ministry-23072<p>Poland's unemployment rate in June 2021 likely fell to 6.0 percent from 6.1 percent recorded in the previous month, the Development, Labour and Technology Ministry has announced.</p>Mon, 05 Jul 2021 14:52:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's unemployment rate likely down in June - ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-likely-down-in-june---ministry-23072Children find Bronze Age ‘corpse grave’ while playing in sandpithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/children-find-bronze-age-corpse-grave-while-playing-in-sandpit-23070<p><span lang="EN-GB">Human remains inside ancient urns have been found by children playing in a sandpit in southwest Poland.</span></p>Mon, 05 Jul 2021 14:41:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f6n0huocwd9jzjqne0k0rp.pngThe grim discovery was made in the village of Tuchola Żarska after local schoolchildren began digging around with a bucket and spade.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/children-find-bronze-age-corpse-grave-while-playing-in-sandpit-23070More Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/more-covid-19-vaccines-arrive-in-poland-23068<p>A supply of 1.5 million Pfizer vaccines has reached Poland, the head of the government's Strategic Reserves told PAP on Monday.</p>Mon, 05 Jul 2021 14:08:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2a4322jstandyt6mpkbaaw.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/more-covid-19-vaccines-arrive-in-poland-23068Poles use 44.1 million payment cards - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-use-441-million-payment-cards---central-bank-23067<p>Poles had 44.1 million payment cards at the end of Q1 2021, up by 441,000 from Q4 2020, the National Bank of Poland reported on Monday.</p>Mon, 05 Jul 2021 12:44:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yy1jkzlo6ccpu5o4r88ff.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-use-441-million-payment-cards---central-bank-23067Cops bust multi-million drug smuggling gang in joint Spanish raidhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cops-bust-multi-million-drug-smuggling-gang-in-joint-spanish-raid-23064<p>An organised drug gang with links to football hooligans has been busted in a joint Polish-Spanish operation.&nbsp;</p>Mon, 05 Jul 2021 12:18:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5k4cqw5lidgdx7rdiyf24j.jpegCops swooped on the gang, which is thought to have been operating since 2016, in a series of raids and nabbing five of them in Spain. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cops-bust-multi-million-drug-smuggling-gang-in-joint-spanish-raid-23064Poland to make sixth attempt to choose new ombudsmanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-make-sixth-attempt-to-choose-new-ombudsman-23062<p>The Sejm, lower house of the Polish parliament, will make its sixth attempt to elect a new ombudsman, PAP has found.</p>Mon, 05 Jul 2021 11:50:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland to make sixth attempt to choose new ombudsmanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-make-sixth-attempt-to-choose-new-ombudsman-23062Poland reports 38 new coronavirus cases on Monday, one deathhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-38-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-one-death-23058<p>Poland recorded 38 new confirmed coronavirus cases and one death over the past 24h to Monday morning, against 54 cases reported on Sunday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Mon, 05 Jul 2021 10:53:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zia56c0pf8g6qyigstzug.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-38-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-one-death-23058Tusk admits raising pension age was mistakehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-admits-raising-pension-age-was-mistake-23055<p>The acting leader of Polish opposition party Civic Platform (PO), Donald Tusk, admitted on Sunday that raising the pension age "by force" during his tenure as prime minster was a mistake.</p>Sun, 04 Jul 2021 18:22:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8iea2wzi30jfvya75z6sk.jpegTusk was chosen as PO's new acting leader at a Saturday National Council and met the media in Warsaw on Sunday, answering journalists' questions for over an hour and a half.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-admits-raising-pension-age-was-mistake-23055President marks centenary of Third Silesian Uprisinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-marks-centenary-of-third-silesian-uprising-23054<p>President Andrzej Duda took part in an observance marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the 3rd Silesian Uprising, in Katowice, southern Poland.</p>Sun, 04 Jul 2021 16:48:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rdizh45a13pay70fps5y3.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-marks-centenary-of-third-silesian-uprising-23054President sends US counterpart best wishes on Independence Dayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-sends-us-counterpart-best-wishes-on-independence-day-23053<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda sent a letter to US President Joe Biden expressing best wishes to the American nation on the occasion of Independence Day on Sunday, July 4.</p>Sun, 04 Jul 2021 16:30:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ovo8br7sh9dq75ozjej8e.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-sends-us-counterpart-best-wishes-on-independence-day-23053Tusk says he will leave position of EPP headhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-says-he-will-leave-position-of-epp-head-23052<p>Donald Tusk has said he will give up his role as president of the European People's Party (EPP) to be able to fully engage in "Polish affairs."</p>Sun, 04 Jul 2021 16:16:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jilan56kqkorkliktrpblj.jpeg"I will start urgent consultations for the transfer of my office in EPP," Tusk said on Sunday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-says-he-will-leave-position-of-epp-head-23052PM among six new ruling party vice presidentshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-among-six-new-ruling-party-vice-presidents-23051<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has been named as one of six new vice presidents of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, PAP has learned.</p>Sun, 04 Jul 2021 15:40:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPM among six new ruling party vice presidentshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-among-six-new-ruling-party-vice-presidents-23051Poland reports 54 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, one deathhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-54-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-one-death-23050<p>Poland recorded 54 new confirmed coronavirus cases and one death over the past 24h to Sunday morning, against 107 cases reported on Saturday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sun, 04 Jul 2021 15:21:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9kf7a676p9ibl8nzihz3eu.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-54-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-one-death-23050Family of ruling party members not to sit on Treasury company boardshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/family-of-ruling-party-members-not-to-sit-on-treasury-company-boards-23048<p>Law and Justice (PiS), Poland's ruling party, has decided that the close family of its politicians will be banned from sitting on the supervisory boards of State Treasury companies.</p>Sat, 03 Jul 2021 16:53:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFamily of ruling party members not to sit on Treasury company boardshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/family-of-ruling-party-members-not-to-sit-on-treasury-company-boards-23048Kaczyński says this term as party leader will be his lasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/jaroslaw-kaczynski-re-elected-ruling-party-leader-23046<p>Jarosław Kaczyński has said his new term as leader of Poland’s ruling party, Law and Justice (PiS), will be his last.</p>Sat, 03 Jul 2021 16:45:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgKaczyński says this term as party leader will be his lasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/jaroslaw-kaczynski-re-elected-ruling-party-leader-23046Kaczyński claims success in speech at party congresshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kaczynski-claims-success-in-speech-at-party-congress-23044<p>Jarosław Kaczyński, the head of Law and Justice, Poland's ruling party leader, has rallied his colleagues, saying the party had “offered assistance to the poor and the disabled” and strengthened public finances.</p>Sat, 03 Jul 2021 16:32:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z5t6o1k37lewgaerw63xs.jpegKaczyński made the statement during a keynote speech at a party congress, held on Saturday to elect new senior figures and amend party statutes.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kaczynski-claims-success-in-speech-at-party-congress-23044Polish director receives Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievementhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-director-receives-golden-lion-for-lifetime-achievement-23043<p>Polish theatre and opera director Krzysztof Warlikowski has received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre 2021, awarded by La Biennale di Venezia.</p>Sat, 03 Jul 2021 14:50:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fssppjdc8x0c1zv7t6sbdk.jpeg"The Golden Lion is for me not a crowning achievement but an obligation to continue my journey," Warlikowski said. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-director-receives-golden-lion-for-lifetime-achievement-23043Dutch company selected to prepare master plan for transport hubhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/dutch-company-selected-to-prepare-master-plan-for-transport-hub-23042<p>NACO Netherlands Airport Consultants, the leader of a Dutch consortium, has been selected to prepare the master plan for the Central Transportation Port (CPK), Poland's biggest infrastructure investment project.</p>Sat, 03 Jul 2021 14:19:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgDutch company selected to prepare master plan for transport hubhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/dutch-company-selected-to-prepare-master-plan-for-transport-hub-23042Tusk returns to Polish politics with attack on governmenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-returns-to-polish-politics-with-attack-on-government-23040<p>Donald Tusk, the former prime minister, has announced his return to Polish politics with a stinging attack on the governing Law and Justice party and its leader Jarosław Kaczyński.</p>Sat, 03 Jul 2021 11:34:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3pzc80fl2n642hn48pb6k4.jpegTusk became leader of Civic Platform (PO), the main opposition party, on Saturday morning following the resignation of Borys Budka.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-returns-to-polish-politics-with-attack-on-government-23040Poland reports 107 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 18 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-107-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-18-deaths-23038<p>Poland recorded 107 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 18 deaths over the past 24h to Saturday morning, against 96 cases reported on Friday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sat, 03 Jul 2021 11:07:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uzdy6j1c51q8tddmmjib.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-107-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-18-deaths-23038General Anders - On Parade in Londonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/general-anders---on-parade-in-london-23033<p>We get the inside info behind the commemoration of one of Poland’s most renowned generals in the UK after several decades since the end of World War II.</p>Sat, 03 Jul 2021 10:57:00 +0200HistoryPodcastshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/44xvbyhewoayefp1vg1wg.jpegStanding 1-metre tall, the solid bronze bust by renowned sculptor Andrzej Pityński was unveiled this morning following a fundraising campaign to have the sculpture become part of the museum’s new permanent exhibition of the Allies’ Italian Campaign, in which Anders played a crucial role.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/general-anders---on-parade-in-london-23033More Covid-19 vaccines to arrive in Poland this weekhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/more-covid-19-vaccines-to-arrive-in-poland-this-week-23031<p>Up to 1.5 million Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines, 470,000 Jannsen vaccines and 222,000 Moderna vaccines will arrive in Poland over the next few days, the head of the government's Strategic Reserves Agency has told PAP.</p>Sat, 03 Jul 2021 10:32:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m5xctz51tv1ztb4zcy6xq.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/more-covid-19-vaccines-to-arrive-in-poland-this-week-23031Tusk doesn't stand a chance of becoming PM - pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-doesnt-stand-a-chance-of-becoming-pm---poll-23030<p>Nearly 50 percent of Poles believe that former prime minister Donald Tusk has no chance of leading a government again, according to a SW Research survey for the rp.pl website.</p>Sat, 03 Jul 2021 10:13:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/knk7d99nyab60b8udtej5.jpegOn Friday, Borys Budka, the leader of Civic Platform, Poland’s main opposition party, announced that Tusk, once a dominant force in Polish politics, would definitely return to the domestic political scene.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-doesnt-stand-a-chance-of-becoming-pm---poll-23030Poles lining up to take part in immunization lotteryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-lining-up-to-take-part-in-immunization-lottery-23029<p>More than a million people have signed up for the National Vaccination Programme Lottery since its launch on Thursday, the government's commissioner for vaccinations said on Friday.</p>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 20:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/iceoalxvnth6kped7rxc1p.jpeg"Get vaccinated and win your safety," Michał Dworczyk wrote on Twitter on Friday, adding that a million people had already joined the lottery.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-lining-up-to-take-part-in-immunization-lottery-23029Donald Tusk to return to Polish politics says opposition party leaderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/donald-tusk-to-return-to-polish-politics-says-opposition-party-leader-23027<p>Donald Tusk, a former prime minister and once a dominant force in Polish politics, will definitely return to the domestic political fray, Borys Budka, the leader of Civic Platform, Poland’s main opposition party, said on Friday evening.</p>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 19:53:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6ol98d71xlc35bbqux5q0j.jpegOne of Poland's most successful politicians and a co-founder of Civic Platform, the 64-year-old Tusk served as prime minister from 2007-14. After leaving Polish politics he became president of the European Council before becoming head of the European People’s Party, the largest bloc in the European Parliament.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/donald-tusk-to-return-to-polish-politics-says-opposition-party-leader-23027US Embassy thanks Poland for support in Afghanistan missionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-embassy-thanks-poland-for-support-in-afghanistan-mission-23026<p>The US charge d'affaires in Warsaw has praised Poland’s military commitment to the West’s mission in Afghanistan saying the United States “will never forget” the help it got from Poland.</p>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 19:42:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tmncib29kmkn35sln3zqg9.jpegThe praise comes just two days after the last Polish troops returned home from Afghanistan.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-embassy-thanks-poland-for-support-in-afghanistan-mission-23026Parliament email accounts also hacked in recent cyber attackhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliament-email-accounts-also-hacked-in-recent-cyber-attack-23025<p>Poland’s Internal Security Agency has determined that the hacker campaign dubbed “Ghostwriter” had also penetrated the email accounts of MPs, a spokesman for the Polish security services chief said on Friday.</p>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 17:33:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgParliament email accounts also hacked in recent cyber attackhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliament-email-accounts-also-hacked-in-recent-cyber-attack-23025Poland launches local investment funding programmehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-launches-local-investment-funding-programme-23024<p>As of Friday, local governments can apply to the state development bank BGK for financing under the government's New Deal economic recovery plan, BGK has said.</p>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 17:24:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s1wt7497dwbdceovhieo44.jpegOn Thursday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced a local investment funding programme.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-launches-local-investment-funding-programme-23024Painting pioneer who 'dazzled Paris' goes on display to place her as one of Poland’s greatshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/painting-pioneer-who-dazzled-paris-goes-on-display-to-place-her-as-one-of-polands-greats-23022<p>Relatively unknown in her home country during her short lifetime, 19th century painter Anna Bilińska was a pioneer for female artists who followed, defying conventions, overcoming personal adversity and succeeding in attracting critical acclaim abroad.</p>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 17:05:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2nd21k2xzvf8g3a7zte85d.jpegFor the first time the National Museum of Warsaw is casting light on the remarkable life and works of Anna Bilińska with a new exhibition aimed at restoring her memory and her place in the Polish artistic canon.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/painting-pioneer-who-dazzled-paris-goes-on-display-to-place-her-as-one-of-polands-greats-23022Extraordinary tale of canoeists who battled one of the world’s deepest canyons and fought for Poland’s freedom from South America told in fascinating documentaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/extraordinary-tale-of-canoeists-who-battled-on-the-worlds-deepest-canyons-and-fought-for-polands-freedom-from-south-america-told-in-fascinating-documentary-23019<p>Forty years ago a group of students from Kraków became the first people to traverse one of the deepest canyons in the world before using their fame to fight for Poland’s freedom.</p>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 16:12:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0oszsskbjpzl2k7hh8h8xf.jpegOriginally intending to explore the rivers of Argentina, by the time they had finished they had survived the 3,400 m deep Colca canyon river in Peru, battled malaria, become local celebrities, opened a network of Solidarity offices across South America and initiated a string of fundraising events to send money back to the movement in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/extraordinary-tale-of-canoeists-who-battled-on-the-worlds-deepest-canyons-and-fought-for-polands-freedom-from-south-america-told-in-fascinating-documentary-23019Central bank will raise rates when CPI is demand-driven - governorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/central-bank-will-raise-rates-when-cpi-is-demand-driven---governor-23017<p>The Polish central bank will start raising its record-low interest rates when inflation, which is above 4 percent now, starts to be driven by domestic demand, the governor of the National Bank of Poland (NBP) has said.</p>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 15:25:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/h62gdcjxnup217mv7526hr.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/central-bank-will-raise-rates-when-cpi-is-demand-driven---governor-23017Mystery man leaves nearly 400 WWII Home Army IDs in envelope to Warsaw Uprising Museumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mystery-man-leaves-nearly-400-wwii-home-army-ids-in-envelope-to-warsaw-uprising-museum-23015<p><span lang="EN-GB">Nearly 400 identity cards of Home Army soldiers who fought in the Warsaw Uprising have found their way to the Rising Museum after an envelope with the documents was handed over by a mysterious elderly man who left without saying a word.</span></p>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 13:25:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hmss1g5hmwennpfceg3bm.jpegThe haul of 383 ID cards and three insurgent passes is more than twice as many as the entire collection that the museum has built up over several decades, with museum sources saying the batch may be worth as much as one million złotys.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mystery-man-leaves-nearly-400-wwii-home-army-ids-in-envelope-to-warsaw-uprising-museum-23015Kaczynski announces deal of European conservative partieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kaczynski-announces-deal-of-european-conservative-parties-23013<p>Poland's ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has announced the signing of a declaration by a number of European right-wing parties aimed at preserving "European values" and the "sovereignty of nations" in the EU.</p>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 13:10:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b70a2f2rn9tikknmh8wmq.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kaczynski-announces-deal-of-european-conservative-parties-23013Poland records 106 Delta, 12 Delta Plus coronavirus variantshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-106-delta-12-delta-plus-coronavirus-variants-23012<p>Poland has confirmed 106 cases of the Delta and 12 cases of the Delta Plus coronavirus mutations that originated in India, a deputy health minister has announced.</p>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 11:07:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wro4psxggzz39w11fjh0n.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-106-delta-12-delta-plus-coronavirus-variants-23012Poland reports 96 new coronavirus cases on Friday, 21 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-96-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-21-deaths-23010<p>Poland recorded 96 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 21 deaths over the past 24h to Friday morning, against 98 cases reported on Thursday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 11:00:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jbgl2wm0qxuv5j6fy59o.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-96-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-21-deaths-23010Majority of Poles check if goods are domestic before purchasehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/majority-of-poles-check-if-goods-are-domestic-before-purchase-23008<p>Most Poles want to know whether food and other products they buy are made in Poland, research has found.</p>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 09:36:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/herve3wm2rokufslr1afzj.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/majority-of-poles-check-if-goods-are-domestic-before-purchase-23008Poland backing Western Balkan EU ambitions says FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-backing-western-balkan-eu-ambitions-says-fm-23006<p>Poland will put its weight behind the Western Balkan countries' EU ambitions, Poland's foreign minister said on Thursday at the beginning a visit to North Macedonia.</p>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 09:31:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/52tkucds9tuui177c2ioer.jpeg"Poland decidedly supports, and will continue to support, the Western Balkans' European ambitions," Zbigniew Rau said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-backing-western-balkan-eu-ambitions-says-fm-23006Poland did not ‘turn its back’ on Poles, Polish entrepreneurs – PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-did-not-turn-its-back-on-poles-polish-entrepreneurs--pm-23004<p>Poland has allocated over EUR 42 billion to programmes that maintain jobs and safeguard the potential of Polish entrepreneurs, the prime minister claimed on Thursday.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 19:57:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xvtmdnw4pdmhkvwwwovjs.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-did-not-turn-its-back-on-poles-polish-entrepreneurs--pm-23004PM launches Polish New Deal fundhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-launches-polish-new-deal-fund-23003<p>Poland's prime minister announced the start of the government's Polish New Deal fund on Thursday, saying it will be possible to apply for money from the fund from Friday.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 19:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bebc1odvgeqe76fn9kfnl.jpegThe prime minister said the main aim of the New Deal was job creation, but money would also be used to support culture, for sports facilities, swimming pools, playgrounds and education.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-launches-polish-new-deal-fund-23003Czechs near Turów mine want EC involved in talks with Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/czechs-near-turow-mine-want-ec-involved-in-talks-with-poland-23001<p>A grouping of Czech residents of towns near the Turów lignite mine, which lies close to the Polish-Czech border, has asked the European Commission to take part in Czech-Polish negotiations over the mine's future.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 19:18:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/00ez8skyztp29bud1v6kpro.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/czechs-near-turow-mine-want-ec-involved-in-talks-with-poland-23001Vistula Spit canal project will be good for Polish sovereignty says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vistula-spit-canal-project-will-be-good-for-polish-sovereignty-says-pm-22999<p>The prime minister has said a new canal that will cut across the Vistula Split, which separates the Baltic from the Vistula Lagoon, will strengthen Poland’s sovereignty.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 18:20:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/coraxjatgasyso08hk4ekf.jpegMateusz Morawiecki, along with President Andrzej Duda, inspected the construction of the new waterway on Thursday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vistula-spit-canal-project-will-be-good-for-polish-sovereignty-says-pm-22999PKN Orlen considering project to up crude oil processing in Lithuaniahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pkn-orlen-considering-project-to-up-crude-oil-processing-in-lithuania-22998<p>Orlen Lietuva, a subsidiary of the Polish oil and gas company PKN Orlen, has signed a letter of intent with the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy to increase its oil refining capacity, announced PKN Orlen on Thursday.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 18:00:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/iniji7hm2zcc09mf88gix.jpegThe company reported that a preliminary analysis of the plan to increase crude oil processing at the Orlen Lietuva refinery in Mazeikiai, Lithuania had been completed. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pkn-orlen-considering-project-to-up-crude-oil-processing-in-lithuania-22998Set amid rolling fields and endless skies, Krzyżtopór is king of the castleshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/set-amid-verdant-rolling-fields-and-impossibly-endless-skies-krzyztopor-is-king-of-the-castles-22996<p>I’d class myself as being borderline fanatical about castles, something that I credit to a youth spent poking around cobwebbed dungeons on history field trips.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 17:31:00 +0200HistoryWebber's WorldRegionshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bmhrhkka59r08fc0tkme7bx.jpegFrom afar, Krzyżtopór looks truly monumental – the kind of place in which you’d expect to find a dragon in the moat and a trapped damsel up a tower.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/set-amid-verdant-rolling-fields-and-impossibly-endless-skies-krzyztopor-is-king-of-the-castles-22996Polish, German FMs dispute war reparations issuehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-german-fms-dispute-war-reparations-issue-22994<p>Poland's foreign minister said on Thursday that the issue of war reparations from Germany remains open despite his German counterpart stating that the matter was closed.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 15:48:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/726b1gk04baii3gata6az.jpegThe differences arose during a press conference attended by the Polish and German foreign ministers, Zbigniew Rau and Heiko Maas. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-german-fms-dispute-war-reparations-issue-22994EC approves EUR 92 mln rolling stock investment in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-approves-eur-92-mln-rolling-stock-investment-in-poland-22990<p>The European Commission on Thursday approved a EUR 92 million investment into Polish rail carrier PKP Intercity's rolling stock, to be financed from the EU's structural funds.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 14:06:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEC approves EUR 92 mln rolling stock investment in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-approves-eur-92-mln-rolling-stock-investment-in-poland-22990Poland changes Covid vaccination procedureshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-changes-covid-vaccination-procedures-22987<p>Poland has relaxed the rules with regard to the point of getting shots against Covid to make it easier for people going on holidays.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 13:25:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jij686y1mxspgmz4e3rzp.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-changes-covid-vaccination-procedures-22987Jazzman livens up statues with his ‘sousaphone’ in 100-km per day charity ride for dogshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/jazzman-livens-up-statues-with-his-sousaphone-in-100-km-per-day-charity-ride-for-dogs-22985<p>An award-winning jazz player is cycling across Poland to raise money for neglected animals by taking photos of his trusty brass instrument wrapped around statues.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 13:01:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/509hmv84an24yn4xwor4od.pngBest-known for being part of the contemporary jazz band Młynarski-Masecki, Piotr Wróbel said he came up with the idea for the ‘Sousaphones for Statues’ (Suzafony na pomniki) idea during Poland’s first lockdown last year. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/jazzman-livens-up-statues-with-his-sousaphone-in-100-km-per-day-charity-ride-for-dogs-22985Shake-up looms over Poland's main opposition partyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shake-up-looms-over-polands-main-opposition-party-22983<p>Poland's biggest opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform (PO), is facing leadership changes as the party's ratings have plummeted, diminishing its chances to take over government from the ruling conservative camp.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:35:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgShake-up looms over Poland's main opposition partyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shake-up-looms-over-polands-main-opposition-party-22983Poland's unemployment rate down to 3.8 pct in May - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-down-to-38-pct-in-may---eurostat-22982<p>Poland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.8 percent in May 2021, down from 3.9 percent in the previous month, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 11:48:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's unemployment rate down to 3.8 pct in May - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-down-to-38-pct-in-may---eurostat-22982Poland launches lottery to promote Covid-19 vaccinationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-launches-lottery-to-promote-covid-19-vaccinations-22980<p>Poland on Thursday launched a national lottery with money and material prizes for those fully vaccinated and to encourage the undecided to get a jab.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 11:04:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9mh3f21wa54o9exf8w592.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-launches-lottery-to-promote-covid-19-vaccinations-22980Poland reports 98 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, 23 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-98-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-23-deaths-22978<p>Poland recorded 98 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 23 deaths over the past 24h to Thursday morning, against 104 cases reported on Wednesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 11:01:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/17hld5j2ccq1b0q6lv3k3o.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-98-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-23-deaths-22978Poland’s new law on property restitution not anti-Semitic – Haaretzhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-new-law-on-property-restitution-not-anti-semitic--haaretz-22976<p>The background to the new Code of Administrative Procedure approved by the Sejm is not anti-Semitic, Ofer Aderet wrote in his article published on Wednesday by the Israeli daily Haaretz.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 10:06:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland’s new law on property restitution not anti-Semitic – Haaretzhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-new-law-on-property-restitution-not-anti-semitic--haaretz-22976Poland's manufacturing PMI rises m/m in Junehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-manufacturing-pmi-rises-mm-in-june-22975<p>Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 59.4 points in June 2021, up from 57.2 points in the previous month, economic research company IHS Markit reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 09:58:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's manufacturing PMI rises m/m in Junehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-manufacturing-pmi-rises-mm-in-june-22975Polish satellites go into orbithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-satellites-go-into-orbit-22974<p>Two Polish-made observation satellites were part of a group of seven launched into orbit on Wednesday by the US Virgin Orbit company's LauncherOne rocket.</p>Wed, 30 Jun 2021 20:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish satellites go into orbithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-satellites-go-into-orbit-22974Poland in favour of putting end to mink farming in Europe - ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-in-favour-of-putting-end-to-mink-farming-in-europe---ministry-22973<p>Poland has joined forces with other EU countries to push the European Commission into banning mink farming in Europe because of the Covid threat the animals pose to humans and wildlife, the Ministry of Agriculture has told PAP.</p>Wed, 30 Jun 2021 20:13:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7qocvilk2v86r06xjfpx5h.jpegMinks have been culled on farms in both Poland and Denmark after the animals became infected with Covid, raising fears that they could become breeding grounds for new mutations.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-in-favour-of-putting-end-to-mink-farming-in-europe---ministry-22973Visegrad Group a major EU player - PM after V4 summithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/visegrad-group-a-major-eu-player---pm-after-v4-summit-22971<p>The Visegrad Group is today a major player in the EU and has enough weight to influence European policy, the prime minister said after the group’s summit meeting in Katowice, southern Poland, on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 30 Jun 2021 17:15:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dxh222ew4ihqpb0yn09yh.jpegMateusz Morawiecki (2L) told a press conference that the group, often known as the V4 and consisting of Poland, Hungary and the Czech and Slovak republics, had grown in importance over the 30 years it had been operating. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/visegrad-group-a-major-eu-player---pm-after-v4-summit-22971Bangladeshi vlogger becomes internet hit with his vids about Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bangladeshi-vlogger-becomes-internet-hit-with-his-vids-about-poland-22969<p>A Bangladeshi YouTuber who decided to make Poland his home has sent the internet wild with his quirky videos of tourist destinations.</p>Wed, 30 Jun 2021 15:09:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rhbia0dzdtiptkamyh3c.jpegLasting around 10 mins each and set to lively house-style music, the videos use a mixture of drone and handheld footage to take viewers on a virtual tour of the places he has visited.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bangladeshi-vlogger-becomes-internet-hit-with-his-vids-about-poland-22969Paramedics hold protests across Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/paramedics-hold-protests-across-poland-22967<p>The Polish National Union of the State Medical Rescue Service organised demonstrations in several cities for June 30, among others in Warsaw, Katowice, Krakow, Wroclaw and Olsztyn.</p>Wed, 30 Jun 2021 14:42:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2ikd77oy7397od8z4l69l5.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/paramedics-hold-protests-across-poland-22967EC considers legal action against Poland over 'LGBT-free zones'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-considers-legal-action-against-poland-over-lgbt-free-zones-22965<p>The European Commission is considering legal steps against Poland over resolutions adopted by a host of Polish local governments that speak against 'the promotion of LGBT ideology,' PAP has confirmed.</p>Wed, 30 Jun 2021 14:37:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEC considers legal action against Poland over 'LGBT-free zones'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-considers-legal-action-against-poland-over-lgbt-free-zones-22965Poland's president tops trust ranking pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-president-tops-trust-ranking-poll-22963<p>President Andrzej Duda continues to be the country’s most trusted politician, ahead of the prime minister and the leader of the grassroots movement Poland 2050, a new poll has found.</p>Wed, 30 Jun 2021 14:33:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q46fupvw4dr5r9vybhhk.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-president-tops-trust-ranking-poll-22963PiS official confirms Morawiecki as candidate for party's dep leaderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pis-official-confirms-morawiecki-as-candidate-for-partys-dep-leader-22961<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will be put forward as a candidate for a deputy leader of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS), the party's caucus head has confirmed.</p>Wed, 30 Jun 2021 13:30:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w42abs3qzfmd0w82ki665u.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pis-official-confirms-morawiecki-as-candidate-for-partys-dep-leader-22961Capital’s delightful metal semaphore signs added to Register of Moveable Monumentshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/capitals-delightful-metal-semaphore-signs-added-to-register-of-moveable-monuments-22959<p><span lang="EN-GB">A seven-year-long campaign to have vintage signs in Warsaw’s Old Town added to the capital’s Register of Movable Monuments has finally come to fruition with 24 being chosen.</span></p>Wed, 30 Jun 2021 12:21:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kv3p1gv8n3dno5fcyxcob.jpegSeen as an integral part of the historic centre, the signs used by traders and craftsmen to stand out from the competition constitute a collection of ornamental metalwork that is widely considered to be unique on such a scale in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/capitals-delightful-metal-semaphore-signs-added-to-register-of-moveable-monuments-22959Polish PM hails potential of Three Seas Initiativehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-hails-potential-of-three-seas-initiative-22957<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has pointed out that the 12 countries of Three Seas region account for 29 percent of the EU's area and almost 19 percent of its GDP.</p>Wed, 30 Jun 2021 11:40:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i81deda9wbluhfgdpjmbu.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-hails-potential-of-three-seas-initiative-22957Completion of Nord Stream 2 poses a threat to NATO's eastern flank - FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/completion-of-nord-stream-2-poses-a-threat-to-natos-eastern-flank---fm-22955<p>Poland's minister of foreign affairs, in an article published in the German press, wrote that the completion of the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) gas pipeline will create a huge security deficit for the whole of the eastern flank of NATO.</p>Wed, 30 Jun 2021 11:22:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgCompletion of Nord Stream 2 poses a threat to NATO's eastern flank - FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/completion-of-nord-stream-2-poses-a-threat-to-natos-eastern-flank---fm-22955Poland reports 104 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 16 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-104-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-16-deaths-22954<p>Poland recorded 104 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 16 deaths over the past 24h to Wednesday morning, against 26 cases reported on Tuesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Wed, 30 Jun 2021 10:50:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wzelt4vttps7dfw95ydfg.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-104-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-16-deaths-22954Poland's CPI up 4.4 pct y/y in June - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-up-44-pct-yy-in-june---stats-office-22952<p>Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 4.4 percent year on year and by 0.1 percent month on month in June 2021, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported in a flash estimate on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 30 Jun 2021 10:47:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x8g0pyxt5eni040wc0lxq.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-up-44-pct-yy-in-june---stats-office-22952Health of Polish minority leader in Belarusian prison deteriorateshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/health-of-polish-minority-leader-in-belarusian-prison-deteriorates-22950<p>The health of Andzelika Borys, a leader of the Polish minority in Belarus detained by the Minsk regime, has worsened, according to the head of the Poland-sponsored television channel in Belarus.</p>Wed, 30 Jun 2021 09:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8wq4w499nemyjtuv6n3q7j.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/health-of-polish-minority-leader-in-belarusian-prison-deteriorates-22950New coronavirus variants are cause for concern says ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-coronavirus-variants-are-cause-for-concern-says-minister-22949<p>Poland’s deputy health has warned the public to keep wearing masks and observe social distancing owing to concerns over new Covid variants.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 19:54:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gpim22k78nm8a40lli8ufp.jpeg"We must now concentrate on vaccinating as many people as possible,” said the minister.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-coronavirus-variants-are-cause-for-concern-says-minister-22949Poland, Estonia alarmed by Russia's military presence in Ukraine, FM sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-estonia-alarmed-by-russias-military-presence-in-ukraine-fm-says-22948<p>The Polish and Estonian foreign ministers have expressed their concern over Russia's military presence on Ukraine's borders.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 17:52:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ypiarv5zczhnltlwynoi5.jpeg"We are disturbed by Russia's military presence in eastern Ukraine as well as by the presence of Russian troops on Ukrainian borders," Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau told a press conference after a meeting with his Estonian counterpart Eva-Maria Liimets on Tuesday. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-estonia-alarmed-by-russias-military-presence-in-ukraine-fm-says-22948PM defends judicial overhaul after Euro court rulinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-defends-judicial-overhaul-after-euro-court-ruling-22946<p>The Polish prime minister has defended his government’s overhaul of the judicial system after the European Court of Human Rights (ECFR) ruled that Poland had violated the rights of two judges.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 16:42:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zzfv45ircie6j04jc9zgls.jpeg"We hold the court in high regard but we have been implementing our programmes, including a judicial system reform, in line with our priorities," Mateusz Morawiecki told reporters on Tuesday, adding that the Polish constitution had supremacy over the court.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-defends-judicial-overhaul-after-euro-court-ruling-22946Breathtaking facelift to see barren railway wasteland transformed into stunning urban oasishttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/breath-taking-facelift-to-see-barren-railway-wasteland-transformed-into-stunning-urban-oasis-22943<p>A shabby railway embankment in Kraków is in line for a spectacular transformation after a deal was signed to turn it into a striking urban oasis.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 16:12:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a9vv3mhxn2bfic1vnsnmym.jpegThe project connecting two parts of Kraków that have been separated by a railway embankment since the Crimean War, will also see the debut of a ‘sensory garden’, an isolated green zone for rest and relaxation and wall art to break the concrete monotony of the flyover overhead.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/breath-taking-facelift-to-see-barren-railway-wasteland-transformed-into-stunning-urban-oasis-22943PM announces new decision on tax collection from entrepreneurshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-announces-new-decision-on-tax-collection-from-entrepreneurs-22942<p>The Polish prime minister announced on Tuesday a tax-collection waiver on all grants which have already been redeemed from a financial shield assistance programme for enterprises.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 15:15:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7g0rjaenhunfayki5csa5p.jpegMateusz Morawiecki told a press conference that everything must be done to allow the positive forecasts for the Polish economy to become reality. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-announces-new-decision-on-tax-collection-from-entrepreneurs-22942Poland extends Covid relief program for large firmshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-extends-covid-relief-program-for-large-firms-22941<p>Poland's cabinet adopted a resolution on Tuesday extending the ongoing Covid relief programme for large firms, the government press office said in a statement.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 15:03:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rqj1m07qldro4ss5xersw.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-extends-covid-relief-program-for-large-firms-22941Photographer captures the loneliness of men and online dating in powerful series of striking imageshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/photographer-captures-the-loneliness-of-men-and-online-dating-in-powerful-series-of-striking-images-22939<p><span lang="EN-GB">A photographer who documented her experiences on a dating app has captured the brutal reality of looking for love online in a new exhibition.</span></p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 14:43:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ajbt9x5asj5ncoz63qq8ef.jpegMeeting the men in their own homes, what emerged from the year-long Two Swipes Right project was a movingly intimate account of single life, showing how wrong first impressions can be and the problems facing men today.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/photographer-captures-the-loneliness-of-men-and-online-dating-in-powerful-series-of-striking-images-22939Poland distinguishes culture promotorshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-distinguishes-culture-promotors-22937<p>The Polish embassy in Budapest on Tuesday awarded distinctions for promoting Polish culture to Joanna Urbanska, the head of the Polish Institute in Budapest, and Janos Tischler, former head of the Hungarian Culture Institute in Warsaw.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 14:29:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland distinguishes culture promotorshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-distinguishes-culture-promotors-22937PKN Orlen, Synthos sign small, mcro nuclear reactor dealhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pkn-orlen-synthos-sign-small-mcro-nuclear-reactor-deal-22935<p>Polish oil &amp; gas company PKN Orlen has signed a framework agreement with the Synthos company to cooperate on the implementation of small and micro nuclear reactors (SMRs), Orlen CEO Daniel Obajtek has announced.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 14:18:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7qharw7q8i8mvpa2jyuhor.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pkn-orlen-synthos-sign-small-mcro-nuclear-reactor-deal-22935Over 40 percent of Poles fear country headed down wrong path - pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-40-percent-of-poles-fear-country-headed-down-wrong-path---poll-22934<p>Almost half of Poles (43 percent) are unhappy with the direction the country is headed, while 36 percent are satisfied, a new CBOS poll shows.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 13:33:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgOver 40 percent of Poles fear country headed down wrong path - pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-40-percent-of-poles-fear-country-headed-down-wrong-path---poll-22934President praises economic potential of Three Seas Initiativehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-praises-economic-potential-of-three-seas-initiative-22932<p>Countries of Three Seas Initiative are a driving force of the European economy, the Polish president Andrzej Duda has said.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 12:28:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1tnymqvq73ou0yw513axh.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-praises-economic-potential-of-three-seas-initiative-22932World’s rarest amber containing 40-million-year-old predatory insects unveiledhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/worlds-rarest-amber-containing-40-million-year-old-predatory-insects-unveiled-22930<p><span lang="EN-GB">Three of the world’s rarest and best preserved examples of amber containing fauna from 40 million years ago, including a newly discovered species of a Geko and flying insect have been unveiled at the Museum of Gdańsk.</span></p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 12:20:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/iraq72jyxtehctpbdlzoeq.jpegThe collection presented at the Museum of Gdańsk includes previously unknown species and the world’s largest species of poison-fanged mygalomorphae spider to be found in Baltic amber.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/worlds-rarest-amber-containing-40-million-year-old-predatory-insects-unveiled-22930Banking sentiment indicator up by 3.8 points m/m in Junehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/banking-sentiment-indicator-up-by-38-points-mm-in-june-22928<p>Poland's banking sentiment indicator (Pengab) increased by 3.8 points month on month in June 2021 to 15.2 points, the Polish Bank Association (ZBP) and the Kantar TNS market research centre reported on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 11:51:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgBanking sentiment indicator up by 3.8 points m/m in Junehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/banking-sentiment-indicator-up-by-38-points-mm-in-june-22928Poland's Economic Sentiment Indicator up m/m in June - EChttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-economic-sentiment-indicator-up-mm-in-june---ec-22926<p>Poland's Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) rose in June 2021 to 106.9 points from 106.7 points in the previous month, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) reported on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 11:48:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's Economic Sentiment Indicator up m/m in June - EChttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-economic-sentiment-indicator-up-mm-in-june---ec-22926Poland's inflation expectations up m/m in June - EChttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-expectations-up-mm-in-june---ec-22924<p>Poland's consumer inflation expectations rose to 54.4 points in June 2021 from 48.4 points in May, the European Commission's Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 11:45:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's inflation expectations up m/m in June - EChttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-expectations-up-mm-in-june---ec-22924EBRD raises Poland's forecasted GDP growthhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ebrd-raises-polands-forecasted-gdp-growth-22923<p>The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has increased Poland's projected GDP growth from 3 to 5 percent this year and to 4.8 percent in 2022.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 11:43:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEBRD raises Poland's forecasted GDP growthhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ebrd-raises-polands-forecasted-gdp-growth-22923Poland reports 123 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 26 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-123-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-26-deaths-22921<p>Poland recorded 123 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 26 deaths over the past 24h to Tuesday morning, against 52 cases reported on Monday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 11:03:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/559r5xs68vsamgjamnsfe5.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-123-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-26-deaths-22921Poland may face fourth wave of pandemic in late August - health minhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-may-face-fourth-wave-of-pandemic-in-late-august---health-min-22919<p>Polish health minister has said that the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic may hit the country in the second half of August.</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 10:20:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/n6avjctkjvjr8xxgrmtui.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-may-face-fourth-wave-of-pandemic-in-late-august---health-min-22919Deputy FM wants to talk 'facts and rational arguments' with Israelhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/deputy-fm-wants-to-talk-facts-and-rational-arguments-with-israel-22917<p>A Polish deputy foreign minister has said he is ready for talks with Israel over contested restitution legislation if he hears "rational arguments."</p>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 09:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgDeputy FM wants to talk 'facts and rational arguments' with Israelhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/deputy-fm-wants-to-talk-facts-and-rational-arguments-with-israel-22917Białystok opens Belarusian refugee centrehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bialystok-opens-belarusian-refugee-centre-22915<p>An aid centre for Belarusian refugees from Alexander Lukashenko’s regime and Belarusians of Polish descent was opened on Monday in Białystok, north-eastern Poland.</p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 18:33:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgBiałystok opens Belarusian refugee centrehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bialystok-opens-belarusian-refugee-centre-22915Polish animated film takes top prize at AniFilm 2021 in Czechiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-animated-film-takes-top-prize-at-anifilm-2021-in-czechia-22912<p>'Kill It and Leave This Town', an animated feature film by Mariusz Wilczyński awarded as the best full-length film at the International Animated Film Festival AniFilm in Czechia, the Polish Film Institute announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 17:33:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/chmzrnow24t8pqp39lnqg.jpeg'Kill It and Leave This Town' is a reflection on the passing of time and took Wilczyński 14 years to complete.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-animated-film-takes-top-prize-at-anifilm-2021-in-czechia-22912Balkans frustrated over protracted EU accession - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/balkans-frustrated-over-protracted-eu-accession---minister-22909<p>The Western Balkan countries are frustrated over their protracted EU accession, Poland's foreign minister said after Monday's meeting of Visegrad Group (V4) and Western Balkan foreign ministers.</p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 16:40:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bq73w5xykowbszq28n6jwv.jpeg“The frustration shown and expressed by the Western Balkan delegations is shared by us, the V4 foreign ministers," Rau (2L) said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/balkans-frustrated-over-protracted-eu-accession---minister-22909Poles downloaded 4.9 mln Covid vaccination certificateshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-downloaded-49-mln-covid-vaccination-certificates-22908<p>Poles have downloaded a total of 5.2 million EU Covid certificates, including 4.9 million confirming full vaccination, the Health Ministry's spokesperson told PAP on Monday.</p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 16:21:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pmjto0ijydavbcuk1atqt.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-downloaded-49-mln-covid-vaccination-certificates-22908Historic Poland-Germany border crossing reopens as striking new eco-bridgehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/historic-poland-germany-border-crossing-reopens-as-striking-new-eco-bridge-22906<p>Blown up in WWII, the Polish section of a historic bridge that will ultimately connect Poland with Germany reopened to the public at the weekend.</p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 15:40:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hkuojsk6gt808fct2zxla1r.jpegThe union of nature and revived industrial heritage is set to make the Siekierki-Neurüdnitz bridge in West Pomerania one of Europe’s most stunning border crossings.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/historic-poland-germany-border-crossing-reopens-as-striking-new-eco-bridge-22906Health minister speaks out on third dose of Covid-19 vaccinehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/health-minister-speaks-out-on-third-dose-of-covid-19-vaccine-22905<p>Poland has told the European Commission that it will join a joint purchasing mechanism for third doses of the Covid vaccine, the country’s health minister said on Monday.</p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 15:08:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/subul4c9ci6gfydjgp1wb.jpeg"We are protecting the interests of Poles by entering into negotiations," Adam Niedzielski said at a press conference.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/health-minister-speaks-out-on-third-dose-of-covid-19-vaccine-22905S&P upgrades Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2021, 2022https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-upgrades-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-for-2021-2022-22903<p>The Polish economy is expected to expand by 4.5 percent this year and by 5.4 percent next year, global ratings agency Standard &amp; Poor has said in a revised forecast.</p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 14:40:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgS&P upgrades Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2021, 2022https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-upgrades-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-for-2021-2022-22903Poznań marks 65th anniversary of June Uprising which left over 55 dead and hundreds injuredhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-marks-65th-anniversary-of-june-uprising-which-left-over-55-dead-and-hundreds-injured-22901<p><span lang="EN-GB">The city of Poznan has marked the 65th anniversary of a bloody uprising against the communist regime that claimed dozens of lives but proved to be a turning point in Poland’s struggle for independence.</span></p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 14:27:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vw1r3jpckwb05tj3h6xec.pngThe protest demanded proper living conditions and civil freedoms.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-marks-65th-anniversary-of-june-uprising-which-left-over-55-dead-and-hundreds-injured-22901More Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Poland on Mondayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/more-covid-19-vaccines-arrive-in-poland-on-monday-22900<p>Supplies of 2.6 million Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines and 1 million AstraZeneca vaccines have arrived in Poland, the head of the government's Strategic Reserves Agency has told PAP.</p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 12:50:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8usqaz52ych9hn5a56wvo9.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/more-covid-19-vaccines-arrive-in-poland-on-monday-22900Church publishes child sexual abuse report, asks for forgivenesshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/church-publishes-child-sexual-abuse-report-asks-for-forgiveness-22898<p>The Catholic Church in Poland has asked for forgiveness for the “evil of the Church” after new figures revealed over 360 incidents of child sexual abuse involving the clergy.</p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 12:45:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/02z81ghdw3c95ragfolg9mv.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/church-publishes-child-sexual-abuse-report-asks-for-forgiveness-22898Number of deaths in 2020 highest in last several decadeshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/number-of-deaths-in-2020-highest-in-last-several-decades-22896<p>The number of deaths in 2020 exceeded the average annual level from the last 50 years by over 100,000 while the death rate per 100,000 people reached the highest level since 1951, Poland's statistical office has said.</p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 12:35:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xhss63eb1anxf1v4qg0r.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/number-of-deaths-in-2020-highest-in-last-several-decades-22896King Cone! Poland one of world’s largest exporters of ice creamhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/king-cone-poland-one-of-worlds-largest-exporters-of-ice-cream-22894<p><span lang="EN-GB">Poland is one of the top ten largest ice cream exporters in the world, says a new report.</span></p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 12:07:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/edlx4fgmskoollcfamyyff.jpegData from Poland's statistical office shows that last year Poland sold over 95,000 tonnes of ice cream worth EUR 211.7 million. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/king-cone-poland-one-of-worlds-largest-exporters-of-ice-cream-22894As many as 26 percent of Poles do not want to get vaccinated - surveyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/as-many-as-26-percent-of-poles-do-not-want-to-get-vaccinated---survey-22892<p>The number of Poles who do not intend to have a Covid vaccination rose in June by 1 percentage point month on month, to 26 percent, a CBOS study has shown.</p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 11:30:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/901gzhp8wknmx2hi15bylc.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/as-many-as-26-percent-of-poles-do-not-want-to-get-vaccinated---survey-22892Israel's position on property restitution bill "unchanged"https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/israels-position-on-property-restitution-bill-unchanged-22890<p>Poland’s foreign ministry has said Israel’s position on a proposed amendment to a Polish law, that will limit the ability of claimants to seek restitution for property they lost during the war, remains “unchanged” despite meetings with Israeli officials.</p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 11:19:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgIsrael's position on property restitution bill "unchanged"https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/israels-position-on-property-restitution-bill-unchanged-22890Poland reports 52 new coronavirus cases on Monday, no deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-52-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-no-deaths-22888<p>Poland recorded 52 new confirmed coronavirus cases and no deaths over the past 24h to Monday morning, against 71 cases reported on Sunday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 11:04:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bgqwnujs1eru1hnk01f25a.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-52-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-no-deaths-22888Construction of pipeline on Baltic seabed beginshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/construction-of-pipeline-on-baltic-seabed-begins-22886<p>Construction work on the Baltic Pipe, which will bring Norwegian gas to Poland, has started with a vessel laying the first stretch of pipeline.</p>Mon, 28 Jun 2021 10:43:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgConstruction of pipeline on Baltic seabed beginshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/construction-of-pipeline-on-baltic-seabed-begins-22886