The First NewsMon, 18 Oct 2021 09:51:22 +0200Gov't spokesman less optimistic about release of EU moneyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-spokesman-less-optimistic-about-release-of-eu-money-25414<p>The spokesman for the Polish government has said he had lost some optimism about Poland getting EU recovery funding soon as "some EU politicians have radicalised" their conflict with Warsaw over judicial reforms.</p>Mon, 18 Oct 2021 09:11:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgGov't spokesman less optimistic about release of EU moneyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-spokesman-less-optimistic-about-release-of-eu-money-25414Poland reports 2,523 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, one deathhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2523-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-one-death-25412<p>Poland recorded 2,523 new confirmed coronavirus cases and one death over the past 24 hours to Sunday morning, against 3,236 cases reported on Saturday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p><article><p><br></p></article>Sun, 17 Oct 2021 11:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/azpnxsgomjp4hg3ugpmj.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2523-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-one-death-25412Over 40 pct of Poles in favour of referendum on Poland's presence in EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-40-pct-of-poles-in-favour-of-referendum-on-polands-presence-in-eu-25410<p>A new SW Research survey revealed that 42.6 percent of Poles back a referendum on their country’s presence in the European Union.</p>Sun, 17 Oct 2021 10:12:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgOver 40 pct of Poles in favour of referendum on Poland's presence in EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-40-pct-of-poles-in-favour-of-referendum-on-polands-presence-in-eu-25410Building Poland’s ‘Quantum Valley’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/building-polands-quantum-valley-25407<p>In this episode of The Debrief, a look at the rise of quantum computing in Poland with Polish-American scientist and investor Dominik Andrzejczuk.</p>Sat, 16 Oct 2021 16:55:00 +0200LifePodcastshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lmgywnaq7u3ii1gaseya.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/building-polands-quantum-valley-25407Kaczynski says new law needed to solve migrant crisis on borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kaczynski-says-new-law-needed-to-solve-migrant-crisis-on-border-25405<p>Poland should have a new legal regulation regarding the situation at its border where there has been a surge in numbers of migrants crossing into the country from Belarus, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party, has said.</p>Sat, 16 Oct 2021 13:38:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgKaczynski says new law needed to solve migrant crisis on borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kaczynski-says-new-law-needed-to-solve-migrant-crisis-on-border-25405Poland reports 3,236 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 44 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-3236-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-44-deaths-25403<p>Poland recorded 3,236 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 44 deaths over the past 24 hours to Saturday morning, against 2,771 cases reported on Friday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sat, 16 Oct 2021 11:40:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o4ten9qeujlehxsog4uu.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-3236-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-44-deaths-25403Ruling party leader dismisses Polexit as fake newshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-leader-dismisses-polexit-as-fake-news-25401<p>Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, said on Saturday that Polexit was fake news and an invention of the opposition to increase its support base.</p>Sat, 16 Oct 2021 10:23:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3puqofqdl2i62piw8273p.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-leader-dismisses-polexit-as-fake-news-25401PM vows to persist with judicial reformshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-vows-to-persist-with-judicial-reforms-25399<p>Poland's prime minister has vowed to press ahead with changes to the judicial system, saying they were necessary to improve efficiency and root out old communists.</p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:36:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4jqi40ji6d3fpdb6ytxq7.jpegMateusz Morawiecki held a question-and-answer session with internet users via social media on Friday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-vows-to-persist-with-judicial-reforms-25399Vietnam receives vaccines from Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vietnam-receives-vaccines-from-poland-25398<p>Over 887,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine donated by Poland have arrived in Vietnam, the Polish embassy in Hanoi announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:47:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r87piojnpj9y2qlpm8fwr.jpegReuters wrote that more than 57 million vaccines doses have been administered in Vietnam to date. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vietnam-receives-vaccines-from-poland-25398MFA to take "appropriate action" over disruption of Holland filmhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mfa-to-take-appropriate-action-over-disruption-of-holland-film-25397<p>Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said it will take "appropriate action" after a group of masked intruders disrupted the screening of an Agnieszka Holland film on Thursday at the Moscow Memorial Society.</p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:51:00 +0200News & PoliticsArt & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMFA to take "appropriate action" over disruption of Holland filmhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mfa-to-take-appropriate-action-over-disruption-of-holland-film-25397Opposition MPs accuse ruling party of funding nationalistshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-mps-accuse-ruling-party-of-funding-nationalists-25396<p>Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party is using public funds to subsidise a nationalist organisation that wants the country out of the EU, two opposition MPs have claimed.</p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:37:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgOpposition MPs accuse ruling party of funding nationalistshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-mps-accuse-ruling-party-of-funding-nationalists-25396Cuban citizens amongst those trying to cross Polish-Belarusian borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cuban-citizens-amongst-those-trying-to-cross-polish-belarusian-border-25395<p>On the Belarusian-Polish border there are Cuban citizens, together with other immigrants from Middle East and Africa, attempting to enter European Union territory by crossing from Belarus into Poland, claims the independent Cuban portal 14ymedio.</p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:03:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgCuban citizens amongst those trying to cross Polish-Belarusian borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cuban-citizens-amongst-those-trying-to-cross-polish-belarusian-border-25395Poland says Belarus makes huge profits from migration crisis on borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-says-belarus-makes-huge-profits-from-migration-crisis-on-border-25393<p>A senior Polish security official has accused the Belarusian government of earning millions of dollars from sending hundreds of migrants into Poland.</p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:37:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland says Belarus makes huge profits from migration crisis on borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-says-belarus-makes-huge-profits-from-migration-crisis-on-border-25393The forgotten siren of Polish Poster art: Barbara Baranowskahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-forgotten-siren-of-polish-poster-art-barbara-baranowska-25391<p>Described by many critics as “freakish”, the re-release of Andrzej Żuławski’s psychological horror Possession for its 40th anniversary has again cast the spotlight on artist Barbara ‘Basha’ Baranowska.</p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:21:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fkh2dgw3ggvk8kkfd6hgo.jpegThe re-release of Andrzej Żuławski’s psychological horror Possession for its 40th anniversary has again cast the spotlight on artist Barbara ‘Basha’ Baranowska.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-forgotten-siren-of-polish-poster-art-barbara-baranowska-25391Polish envoy tells EU Lukashenko is using children in border crisishttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-envoy-tells-eu-lukashenko-is-using-children-in-border-crisis-25389<p>The Polish permanent representative in Brussels has told EU member states that Belarus is using children in an attempt to destabilise the EU through migration pressure.</p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:53:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qetl340p6xo5xasth1w9q.jpegAccording to Sados, Lukashenko has been bringing whole families to Belarus under the promise of easy access to the EU. But in fact, the regime has been forcing migrants to wander through forests and try to cross the border illegally, Sados added.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-envoy-tells-eu-lukashenko-is-using-children-in-border-crisis-25389WWII hero donates his old Leica camera used to capture war-torn capital to Uprising museumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wwii-hero-donates-his-old-leica-camera-used-to-capture-war-torn-capital-to-uprising-museum-25387<p><span lang="EN-GB">The camera used by a Home Army soldier bought by his mum from a German soldier and used to capture war-torn Warsaw has been donated to Warsaw’s Rising Museum.</span></p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:42:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c9dtiqqp85gh14gn78qoa.pngAs a soldier of the National Military Organisation and the Home Army, Ryszard Witkowski whose nom de guerre was Orliński, used the Leica camera to record the destruction of Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wwii-hero-donates-his-old-leica-camera-used-to-capture-war-torn-capital-to-uprising-museum-25387Poland's inflation hits new highs - think-tankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-hits-new-highs---think-tank-25385<p>Poland's inflation rate is breaking new records, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE), an advisory body to the government, has said in a comment on fresh CPI data.</p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:08:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's inflation hits new highs - think-tankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-hits-new-highs---think-tank-25385Un-BOWL-lievable! Archaeologist makes ‘discovery of his life’ with 3,000-year-old golden bowl with sun motifhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/un-bowl-lievable-archaeologist-makes-discovery-of-his-life-with-3000-year-old-golden-bowl-with-sun-motif-25383<p>A Polish archaeologist has made ‘the discovery of his life’ after finding a unique 3,000-year-old gold bowl decorated with a sun motif.</p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:03:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5xgwfje3x4nxobxrrqklu8.jpegDiscovered in shallow ground at a prehistoric settlement used as a place of worship in Ebreichsdorf, Austria, the unique gold bowl is made of thin sheet metal consisting of approximately 90 percent gold, 5 percent silver, and 5 percent copper.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/un-bowl-lievable-archaeologist-makes-discovery-of-his-life-with-3000-year-old-golden-bowl-with-sun-motif-25383Poland reports 2771 new coronavirus cases on Friday, 49 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2771-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-49-deaths-25382<p>Poland recorded 2771 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 49 deaths over the past 24 hours to Friday morning, against 3,000 cases reported on Thursday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/el0srv1rc1ju4sq6uy23xf.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2771-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-49-deaths-25382Poland records foreign trade surplus after August - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-foreign-trade-surplus-after-august---stats-office-25381<p>Poland's foreign trade surplus totalled EUR 1.8 billion at the end of August, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:00:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2r1v4c1omtapkopl6qylk.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-foreign-trade-surplus-after-august---stats-office-25381Poland to spend around EUR 328 mln on energy price compensationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-spend-around-eur-328-mln-on-energy-price-compensations-25380<p>Poland plans to earmark PLN 1.5 billion (ca. EUR 328 million) on energy price compensations for vulnerable households next year, climate minister has said.</p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:21:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland to spend around EUR 328 mln on energy price compensationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-spend-around-eur-328-mln-on-energy-price-compensations-25380Poland's CPI up 5.9 pct y/y in September - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-up-59-pct-yy-in-september---stats-office-25379<p>Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 5.9 percent year on year and by 0.7 percent month on month in September 2021, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:18:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vmgich4apfiimrc48ppl0b.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-up-59-pct-yy-in-september---stats-office-25379Vaccine booster jab may soon be available to all over the age of 18https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vaccine-booster-jab-may-soon-be-available-to-all-over-the-age-of-18-25378<p>A deputy health minister has said that Poland is considering offering the Covid-19 booster shot to all people over the age of 18.</p>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:09:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uojf71g2didbnhf8ud984.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vaccine-booster-jab-may-soon-be-available-to-all-over-the-age-of-18-25378Polish parlamentarians appeal for Saakashvili releasehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-parlamentarians-appeal-for-saakashvili-release-25376<p>Polish parlamentarians have asked the EU and the Council of Europe to intervene with the Georgian authorities for the release of the country's former president Mikheil Saakashvili, who was arrested and imprisoned in Georgia on October 1.</p>Thu, 14 Oct 2021 20:37:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/whzgauuue2oid73ebovv7.jpegOn Thursday thousands of Georgians demonstrated for Saakashvili's release in the country's capital Tbilisi.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-parlamentarians-appeal-for-saakashvili-release-25376PM defends Poland's rule-of-law position ahead of EP debatehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-defends-polands-rule-of-law-position-ahead-of-ep-debate-25375<p>Poland's prime minister told parliament on Thursday that while Poland had ceded certain powers to the EU, it had not relinquished its sovereignty, and wished to remain loyal to its constitution.</p>Thu, 14 Oct 2021 20:01:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u09z925i14kwldihf0dwc.jpegMorawiecki said the European community of nations should be based on "authentic equality." https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-defends-polands-rule-of-law-position-ahead-of-ep-debate-25375Lower house ok's Belarusian border wallhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lower-house-oks-belarusian-border-wall-25374<p>The Sejm (lower house) on Thursday voted through an act enabling the construction of a wall along the Polish-Belarusian border to stop migrants trying to enter Poland from Belarus.</p>Thu, 14 Oct 2021 18:13:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vcgqdr9w0aiu02cfvgpb0s.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lower-house-oks-belarusian-border-wall-25374Lotos move will strengthen energy security, Dep PM confirmshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lotos-move-will-strengthen-energy-security-dep-pm-confirms-25372<p>Lotos oil&amp;gas company’s EGM acceptance for key asset relocation and sale, required for a planned merger with its peer PKN Orlen, will strengthen national energy security, a Polish deputy prime minister said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 14 Oct 2021 16:42:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/23b382g4oyi1hdar1rfbw6.jpeg"The Lotos shareholders'... green light for continuing the merger with Orlen is a very important step towards building a multi-energy corporation and strengthening energy security. Like ourselves, the market also sees the sense of building a strong group able to compete internationally," Jacek Sasin said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lotos-move-will-strengthen-energy-security-dep-pm-confirms-25372PM to speak at EP debate on Polish constitutional rulinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-to-speak-at-ep-debate-on-polish-constitutional-ruling-25371<p>The European Commission (EC) president has accepted a motion by Poland's prime minister for him to address the European Parliament during a debate on a ruling by Poland's top court that the country's constitution takes precedence over EU law.</p>Thu, 14 Oct 2021 16:07:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lmoa1q4ugjbp3i9ylfv4rk.jpegThe European Parliament's press service said the EP intended to request the EC for a rapid launch of a conditionality mechanism governing the pay-out of EU funds. The mechanism allows for funds to be withheld if a member state breaches the fundamental EU principle of the rule of law. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-to-speak-at-ep-debate-on-polish-constitutional-ruling-25371Haired about this? Kalisz women donate hair to help cancer victims after growing it non-stop since lockdownhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/haired-about-this-kalisz-women-donate-hair-to-help-cancer-victims-after-growing-it-non-stop-since-lockdown-25368<p>A group of women from Kalisz have decided to grow their hair for a year, and then donate it to make wigs for cancer sufferers.</p>Thu, 14 Oct 2021 15:50:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xxy24r6lhdb14muamfmli.pngThe group began growing their hair in February and continued well after lockdown restrictions were lifted.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/haired-about-this-kalisz-women-donate-hair-to-help-cancer-victims-after-growing-it-non-stop-since-lockdown-25368Poland summons Belarusian diplomat over migrationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-summons-belarusian-diplomat-over-migration-25367<p>The Polish Foreign Ministry summoned the Belarusian charge d’affaires on Thursday to discuss the deteriorating situation on the Polish-Belarusian border.</p>Thu, 14 Oct 2021 15:24:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland summons Belarusian diplomat over migrationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-summons-belarusian-diplomat-over-migration-25367Body of migrant found close to Belarusian borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/body-of-migrant-found-close-to-belarusian-border-25365<p>The body of a young man, probably a migrant attempting to cross into Poland from Belarus, has been found close to the Polish-Belarusian border, a spokesman for the local police announced on Monday.</p>Thu, 14 Oct 2021 14:51:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f5hx6kxl4dqjr66a16491r.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/body-of-migrant-found-close-to-belarusian-border-25365CEO of Poland's largest bank resignshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ceo-of-polands-largest-bank-resigns-25363<p>The CEO of PKO BP bank, Poland’s largest bank, has quit his job.</p>Thu, 14 Oct 2021 14:24:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9rqqicdpn2ek354du2uhkp.jpegLater on Thursday, hitherto Alior Bank CEO Iwona Duda was appointed as PKO BP bank's deputy CEO and acting CEO effective as of Oct. 23, PKO BP said in a statement. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ceo-of-polands-largest-bank-resigns-25363Three Polish MedTech start-ups chosen for Google’s 2021 European Accelerator programmehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-polish-medtech-start-ups-chosen-for-googles-2021-european-accelerator-programme-25361<p>Three Polish MedTech start-ups are among those selected for Google’s 2021 European Accelerator programme.</p>Thu, 14 Oct 2021 13:44:00 +0200BusinessLifeStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2xy4vrew3rfw9r9u97vud.pngTerapia Bezsennosci, BIOTTS and MedApp were chosen to join the three-month-long programme, along with 12 other companies from Europe and Israel, that Google says are the ‘most promising European tech start-ups’.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-polish-medtech-start-ups-chosen-for-googles-2021-european-accelerator-programme-25361Polish deputy FM accuses Brussels of using excessive powerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-deputy-fm-accuses-brussels-of-using-excessive-power-25359<p>The European Commission (EC) is “breaking European law” in seeking to punish the Polish government for introducing policies it objects to, Poland’s deputy foreign minister has claimed.</p>Thu, 14 Oct 2021 12:16:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish deputy FM accuses Brussels of using excessive powerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-deputy-fm-accuses-brussels-of-using-excessive-power-25359Poland ready to fight for EU funds, says ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ready-to-fight-for-eu-funds-says-minister-25357<p>Poland will fight for EU funds even though it can manage without them, a government minister has claimed.</p>Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:58:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland ready to fight for EU funds, says ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ready-to-fight-for-eu-funds-says-minister-25357Polish FinMin sees deficit below 3 pct of GDP in 2022https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-finmin-sees-deficit-below-3-pct-of-gdp-in-2022-25355<p>Poland's budget deficit will be below the EU-required 3 percent of GDP in 2022, the finance minister has said, adding the government is on the path to consolidate public finances following huge Covid pandemic spending.</p>Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:54:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8vgctw1cwsecge4qqtwg3v.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-finmin-sees-deficit-below-3-pct-of-gdp-in-2022-25355Poland reports 3,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, 60 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-3000-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-60-deaths-25354<p>Poland recorded 3,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 60 deaths over the past 24 hours to Thursday morning, against 2,640 cases reported on Wednesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Thu, 14 Oct 2021 10:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5jrqfhbarwua36fr6338.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-3000-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-60-deaths-25354Poland says Russia involved in migration crisis on border with Belarushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-says-russia-involved-in-migration-crisis-on-border-with-belarus-25352<p>A senior Polish security official has accused Russia of involvement in the migration crisis on Poland's border with Belarus.</p>Thu, 14 Oct 2021 09:40:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland says Russia involved in migration crisis on border with Belarushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-says-russia-involved-in-migration-crisis-on-border-with-belarus-25352Polish MPs clash over planned border wallhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-mps-clash-over-planned-border-wall-25351<p>A government bill on building a wall along the Polish-Belarusian border to stop migrants has come under fire from opposition politicians.</p>Wed, 13 Oct 2021 20:55:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/me3y9q0mu9h4qvqyfdyzu5.jpegDuring a parliamentary debate on Wednesday about the bill Deputy Interior Maciej Wąsik said that the temporary protective measures now in place "would be absolutely sufficient if we did not have a foe on the other side who supports the migration efforts."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-mps-clash-over-planned-border-wall-25351Poland donates coronavirus vaccines to Kyrgyzstanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-donates-coronavirus-vaccines-to-kyrgyzstan-25349<p>Poland has donated 55,200 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Kyrgyzstan, the second Central Asian country to receive Polish vaccines, the Foreign Ministry has reported.</p>Wed, 13 Oct 2021 20:37:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qhbwtqjxuyn21ys76blovr.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-donates-coronavirus-vaccines-to-kyrgyzstan-25349United Right coalition maintains lead in latest voter pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/united-right-coalition-maintains-lead-in-latest-voter-poll-25348<p>The governing United Right coalition would come first in a general election, a Kantar poll for "Fakt" and the TVN and TVN24 channels shows.</p>Wed, 13 Oct 2021 20:20:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUnited Right coalition maintains lead in latest voter pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/united-right-coalition-maintains-lead-in-latest-voter-poll-25348PM wants to address EU parliament on constitution casehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-wants-to-address-eu-parliament-on-constitution-case-25347<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has asked the European Parliament president if he can address the assembly in order to present Poland's position on a recent top court's ruling saying Poland's constitution takes precedence over EU law.</p>Wed, 13 Oct 2021 18:54:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPM wants to address EU parliament on constitution casehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-wants-to-address-eu-parliament-on-constitution-case-25347Poland's ruling party leader reveals new sports ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-ruling-party-leader-reveals-new-sports-minister-25346<p>An MP who quit one of the junior parties in Poland’s United Right governing coalition after disagreements over government economic policy has been appointed as the head of the new sports ministry.</p>Wed, 13 Oct 2021 17:21:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kh7i7l82bvai4pi5lu685.jpegKamil Bortniczuk used to be a member of Jarosław Gowin's Agreement party, a small ally in the United Right coalition that was kicked out of the ruling bloc earlier this year. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-ruling-party-leader-reveals-new-sports-minister-25346Kaczyński says he will resign from governmenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kaczynski-says-he-will-resign-from-government-25344<p>Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of Law and Justice (PiS), the dominant party in Poland’s governing coalition, has said that he will quit the government in order to spend more time on leading his party.</p>Wed, 13 Oct 2021 16:51:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mxhqjpg7jo9c3s44dk7s2s.jpegKaczyński, who is a deputy prime minister responsible for national security and defence affairs, is sometimes considered to be Poland’s most powerful politician. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kaczynski-says-he-will-resign-from-government-25344EC president says steps may be taken over constitutional court rulinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-president-says-steps-may-be-taken-over-constitutional-court-ruling-25343<p>European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday that an infringement procedure may be launched against Poland over a breach of the rule of law, or steps under Article 7 of the Treaty on the European Union.</p>Wed, 13 Oct 2021 15:21:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zfuh98q8zjlew0wr36018.jpegDuring a press conference in Brussels, EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson informed journalists on the substance of a Wednesday meeting of the Commissioners’ College at which Von der Leyen had made the announcement.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-president-says-steps-may-be-taken-over-constitutional-court-ruling-25343Story of Wojtek the Bear to be turned into delightful animated filmhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/story-of-wojtek-the-bear-to-be-turned-into-delightful-animated-film-25341<p>Already regarded as something of a cultural phenomenon in Poland, and to a lesser degree in Scotland, the story of Wojtek the Syrian brown bear that served alongside Polish troops during WWII, is to be made into an animated film.</p>Wed, 13 Oct 2021 14:47:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3tj98c3hojhwqbrykmucvf.jpegCareful to ensure the story is awarded the respect it warrants, the directors have worked closely with their Polish colleagues so as not to misrepresent the bear. (Illustrations are only concept development artwork).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/story-of-wojtek-the-bear-to-be-turned-into-delightful-animated-film-25341French power group wants to build nuclear reactors in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/french-power-group-wants-to-build-nuclear-reactors-in-poland-25339<p>French state-controlled power group EDF has submitted an initial, non-binding offer to the Polish government to build four to six nuclear power units in Poland, EDF reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Oct 2021 14:11:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hzgwtd7qpjo052e0fk2df.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/french-power-group-wants-to-build-nuclear-reactors-in-poland-25339Engineer creates prosthetic hand that GROWS with its userhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/engineers-creates-prosthetic-hand-that-grows-with-its-user-25337<p>A student from the Warsaw University of Technology is leading a team to create a hand prosthesis that grows with its user.</p>Wed, 13 Oct 2021 14:03:00 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/36dcg5dkzyaz3vwbkzeawi.pngEwelina Drelich from Warsaw University of Technology came up with the idea for the hand prosthesis with cheap, interchangeable parts for her engineering thesis.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/engineers-creates-prosthetic-hand-that-grows-with-its-user-25337Poland again informs EU of pressure, provocations at Belarus borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-again-informs-eu-of-pressure-provocations-at-belarus-border-25336<p>Poland's permanent representative to the EU has again informed EU ambassadors of growing migratory pressure at the Polish-Belarusian border as well as an increase in provocations from Belarusian uniformed services.</p>Wed, 13 Oct 2021 13:38:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland again informs EU of pressure, provocations at Belarus borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-again-informs-eu-of-pressure-provocations-at-belarus-border-25336House of horror where secret police tortured hundreds to become museum in memory of victimshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/house-of-horror-where-secret-police-tortured-hundreds-to-become-museum-in-memory-of-victims-25334<p>A house of horror which was the centre of the largest mass murder of civilians in Europe after 1945 until the Balkan wars in the 1990s has been sold to the Pilecki Institute.</p>Wed, 13 Oct 2021 13:29:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ldkzn7kqurh7yxk6ghfrr9.pngThe building in the centre of Augustów in north-east Poland was used by the NKVD and the Communist secret police to hold and interrogate victims of the 1945 Augustów Roundups, known as the little Katyń.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/house-of-horror-where-secret-police-tortured-hundreds-to-become-museum-in-memory-of-victims-25334Pole suspected of spying for Belarushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-suspected-of-spying-for-belarus-25333<p>Polish security services have arrested a Polish citizen on suspicions of espionage for Belarusian intelligence, a spokesman for the services announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Oct 2021 10:57:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPole suspected of spying for Belarushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-suspected-of-spying-for-belarus-25333Poland reports 2,640 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 40 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2640-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-40-deaths-25332<p>Poland recorded 2,640 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 40 deaths over the past 24 hours to Wednesday morning, against 2,118 cases reported on Tuesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Wed, 13 Oct 2021 10:55:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4kfk8gezspg48z9x8ui515.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2640-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-40-deaths-25332Poland ranks fourth in world for chocolate exports - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ranks-fourth-in-world-for-chocolate-exports---report-25330<p>Poland is the world's fourth largest chocolate exporter after Germany, Belgium and Italy, a report published on Tuesday revealed.</p>Wed, 13 Oct 2021 09:58:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jjnczutmzksa9kzkqry8mf.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ranks-fourth-in-world-for-chocolate-exports---report-25330Poles up to second in World Cup qualifying grouphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-up-to-second-in-world-cup-qualifying-group-25329<p>Poland moved into second place in its football World Cup qualifying group with a hard-fought 1-0 away win over Albania in a match marred by crowd trouble.</p>Tue, 12 Oct 2021 23:30:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nm5kkawm6so7y6kn361g1.jpegŚwiderski’s fine goal, fired in at an acute angle, lifted the Poles above Albania, and moved them into a play-off spot for qualification. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-up-to-second-in-world-cup-qualifying-group-25329Polish gov't wants to build a wall on border with Belarushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-govt-wants-to-build-a-wall-on-border-with-belarus-25328<p>The Polish government has approved a draft law on the construction of a high barrier on the border with Belarus in order to protect Poland’s and the EU's external frontier, the interior minister announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 12 Oct 2021 20:36:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uuxfk0gdvubimtx3kqqoxl.jpegKamiński said that the fence was necessary because "the number of attempts by illegal migrants to cross the border has not been going down despite the fact that there are more border guards, soldiers and policemen on the border."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-govt-wants-to-build-a-wall-on-border-with-belarus-25328Belarus taking more migrants to border, Polish border guard sayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/belarus-taking-more-migrants-to-border-polish-border-guard-say-25326<p>The Belarusian security services are bringing more groups of migrants to the country’s border with Poland, the Polish Border Guard said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 12 Oct 2021 19:32:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/61nmk674zg76u0ds8yxhwm.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/belarus-taking-more-migrants-to-border-polish-border-guard-say-25326WSE's WIG and WIG20 indices set new recordshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wses-wig-and-wig20-indices-set-new-records-25325<p>The WIG, the oldest index on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), rose by 0.37 percent to its highest value in history on Tuesday while the WIG20 grew by 0.61 percent to a three-year record high, the WSE reported on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 12 Oct 2021 17:58:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gyx4q78u2hndsdvzgo5whv.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wses-wig-and-wig20-indices-set-new-records-25325Ruling on Polish constitution supremacy over EU law made officialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/-25324<p>A ruling by Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal that found some provisions of the EU treaty to be incompatible with Poland's constitution will become law after it was published in the country's Journal of Laws.</p>Tue, 12 Oct 2021 17:42:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRuling on Polish constitution supremacy over EU law made officialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/-25324IMF raises Poland's 2021 GDP growth forecasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/imf-raises-polands-2021-gdp-growth-forecast-25323<p>The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised Poland's GDP growth forecast for this year from 4.6 percent forecast in July to 5.1 percent, according to its latest World Economic Outlook.</p>Tue, 12 Oct 2021 15:58:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgIMF raises Poland's 2021 GDP growth forecasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/imf-raises-polands-2021-gdp-growth-forecast-25323Beksiński masterpiece goes for record breaking ‘2 million’ at auctionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beksinski-masterpiece-goes-for-record-breaking-2-million-at-auction-25320<p>A painting by Zdzisław Beksiński has sold for a record breaking figure of nearly 2 million PLN.</p>Tue, 12 Oct 2021 15:41:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ievjjecq64fe9vhs6fdaq.pngEntitled ‘Postać’ (Figure), the 89x89cm oil on board went for 1.6 million PLN at the ‘Fantastic Art. Surrealism and Magic Realism’ auction which was held at Desa Unicum in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beksinski-masterpiece-goes-for-record-breaking-2-million-at-auction-25320PM dismisses opposition rumours of Polexit as lieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-dismisses-opposition-rumours-of-polexit-as-lies-25318<p>Poland's prime minister has accused the opposition of spreading lies that Poland wants to leave the EU in an attempt to weaken the bloc.</p>Tue, 12 Oct 2021 14:02:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wt4njcti06hx38nc2cxe7.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-dismisses-opposition-rumours-of-polexit-as-lies-25318Poland issues more residence permits than any other EU countryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-issues-more-residence-permits-than-any-other-eu-country-25316<p>Figures released by Eurostat show&nbsp;that no other EU country issued a higher number of residence permits for employment in 2020 than Poland.</p>Tue, 12 Oct 2021 13:42:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/623jeriilsdbesa49qpcll.jpegFigures released by Eurostat show that some 502,300 permits were handed out, amounting for 22 percent of all first permits issued inside the EU. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-issues-more-residence-permits-than-any-other-eu-country-25316‘Miracle on the Dniester’ 400 years ago this week as significant for history of Europe as 1920’s Battle of Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/miracle-on-the-dniester-400-years-ago-this-week-as-significant-for-history-of-europe-as-1920s-battle-of-warsaw-25314<p><span lang="EN-GB">While the Battle of Warsaw in 1920 is known as the Miracle on Vistula, the victory at Chocim 400 years ago this week in 1621 can rightly stand alongside it as the Miracle on the Dniester.</span></p>Tue, 12 Oct 2021 13:29:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pb1pwgaieisn4ov05qkrg.jpegThe battle forced the Ottomans to give up their dreams of adding Poland to their realm, and gave Poland its self-image of being the defender of Christianity in Europe.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/miracle-on-the-dniester-400-years-ago-this-week-as-significant-for-history-of-europe-as-1920s-battle-of-warsaw-25314Poland reports 2,118 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 49 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2118-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-49-deaths-25311<p>Poland recorded 2,118 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 49 deaths over the past 24 hours to Tuesday morning, against 903 cases reported on Monday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Tue, 12 Oct 2021 10:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g7r7h6a0osdaqkex5vgq5f.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2118-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-49-deaths-25311Chinese e-commerce platform opens logistics hub in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/chinese-e-commerce-platform-opens-logistics-hub-in-poland-25309<p>AliExpress, an online retail service based in China, is opening its first independent logistics centre in Poland, the company has said.</p>Tue, 12 Oct 2021 10:45:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0tokzcvgtg4maocd671smg.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/chinese-e-commerce-platform-opens-logistics-hub-in-poland-25309EU "will start collapsing" unless it challenges Polish ruling - EU officialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-will-start-collapsing-unless-it-challenges-polish-ruling---eu-official-25307<p>The European Union "will start collapsing" unless it challenges the Polish constitutional court ruling that national legislation has precedence over EU law, a senior official with the bloc has said, as cited by Reuters.</p>Mon, 11 Oct 2021 19:57:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0s1uk8oa786odvz75gkj22p.jpeg"If we don't uphold the principle in the EU that equal rules are respected the same everywhere in Europe, the whole Europe will start collapsing," Vera Jourova, EU Commissioner for Values and Transparency said on Monday. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-will-start-collapsing-unless-it-challenges-polish-ruling---eu-official-25307Polish Foreign Ministry praises new EU sanctions over Crimeahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-foreign-ministry-praises-new-eu-sanctions-over-crimea-25306<p>The Foreign Ministry in a statement on Monday expressed support for adding eight new Russians to the EU sanctions list for their role in undermining Ukraine's territorial integrity.</p>Mon, 11 Oct 2021 19:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish Foreign Ministry praises new EU sanctions over Crimeahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-foreign-ministry-praises-new-eu-sanctions-over-crimea-25306Local governments sign European charter for equalityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/local-governments-sign-european-charter-for-equality-25305<p>The European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life was signed by more than a dozen local governments during a ceremony on Monday which took place during a Local Trends forum in Poznań, west-central Poland.</p>Mon, 11 Oct 2021 17:07:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7e0fb983t7m099e0iu0kipu.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/local-governments-sign-european-charter-for-equality-25305Kraków named best city in Europe for remote workinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-named-best-city-in-europe-for-remote-working-25302<p>Kraków has been named as the best city in Europe for people working remotely.</p>Mon, 11 Oct 2021 15:23:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gx7vufszeu4ep1r07x9tz.jpegThe criteria for choosing the best place to work remotely included internet speed available in the city, the cost of living, the country’s position on the ease of doing business rankings and the experience of the website’s staff when they visited the city.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-named-best-city-in-europe-for-remote-working-25302New socio-culinary documentary explores the hidden world of pierogihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-socio-culinary-documentary-explores-the-hidden-world-of-pierogi-25300<p><span lang="en-GB">A new documentary looking at how people from different backgrounds make pierogi has hit the big screen.</span></p>Mon, 11 Oct 2021 14:37:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5nuu6x8emrvv99lst48c0h.jpegEntitled ‘Pierogi: Stories with Stuffing’ (Pierogi – historie z farszem), the film by director Marcin Wokan and cinematographer Piotr Golemo travels across Poland and beyond taking a peek into the kitchens of four groups of very different people.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-socio-culinary-documentary-explores-the-hidden-world-of-pierogi-25300EC to issue "in due time" Turow fine payment request for Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-to-issue-in-due-time-turow-fine-payment-request-for-poland-25299<p>The European Commission will issue an "in due time" payment request, calling on Poland to pay a penalty imposed by the EU's top court for failing to suspend operations at the Turow lignite mine, a Commission spokesman said on Monday.</p>Mon, 11 Oct 2021 14:14:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEC to issue "in due time" Turow fine payment request for Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-to-issue-in-due-time-turow-fine-payment-request-for-poland-25299Goldman Sachs predicts Poland's inflation rate to rise by end of 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/goldman-sachs-predicts-polands-inflation-rate-to-rise-by-end-of-2021-25298<p>Inflation in Poland could exceed 6 percent by the end of the year, according to a Goldman Sachs report published on Monday.</p>Mon, 11 Oct 2021 14:11:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgGoldman Sachs predicts Poland's inflation rate to rise by end of 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/goldman-sachs-predicts-polands-inflation-rate-to-rise-by-end-of-2021-25298De-LIGHT-ful! Wilanów Palace gets lit up by dazzling light displayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/de-light-ful-wilanow-palace-gets-lit-up-by-dazzling-light-display-25295<p><span lang="en-GB">The power has been switched on at Warsaw’s Wilanów Palace for its annual Royal Garden Lights Festival.</span></p>Mon, 11 Oct 2021 12:00:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rdvhazpayf4e1flrtqo0s.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/de-light-ful-wilanow-palace-gets-lit-up-by-dazzling-light-display-25295EC illegal in halting recovery plan claims gov't spokesmanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-illegal-in-halting-recovery-plan-claims-govt-spokesman-25293<p>The European Commission (EC) is acting illegally by delaying the acceptance of Poland's post-pandemic National Recovery Plan, the Polish government's spokesman claimed on Monday.</p>Mon, 11 Oct 2021 11:41:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEC illegal in halting recovery plan claims gov't spokesmanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-illegal-in-halting-recovery-plan-claims-govt-spokesman-25293Poland reports 903 new coronavirus cases on Monday, no deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-903-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-no-deaths-25291<p>Poland recorded 903 new confirmed coronavirus cases and no deaths over the past 24 hours to Monday morning, against 1,527 cases reported on Sunday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Mon, 11 Oct 2021 11:11:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o69an2i84hfnq9vg9fz31o.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-903-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-no-deaths-25291EU commissioner dismisses Polexit rumourshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-commissioner-dismisses-polexit-rumours-25289<p>EU internal market commissioner Thierry Breton said on Monday that he did not believe Poland would leave the EU.</p>Mon, 11 Oct 2021 11:04:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yce49m7at8n2kscki2tfg.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-commissioner-dismisses-polexit-rumours-25289Poland's constitutional principles cannot be undermined, Supreme Court headhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-constitutional-principles-cannot-be-undermined-supreme-court-head-25287<p>The head of Poland’s Supreme Court has said that EU regulations cannot undermine constitutional principles which have always been set in the Polish legal system.</p>Mon, 11 Oct 2021 10:44:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's constitutional principles cannot be undermined, Supreme Court headhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-constitutional-principles-cannot-be-undermined-supreme-court-head-25287Moody's sees Polish ruling on EU treaties as strain on relationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/moodys-sees-polish-ruling-on-eu-treaties-as-strain-on-relations-25285<p>Poland's recent Constitutional Tribunal ruling on the unconstitutionality of certain provisions of EU treaties may further strain the country's relations with the EU and could lead to delays in EU fund flows, which is a credit negative, Moody's wrote in a comment.</p>Mon, 11 Oct 2021 10:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMoody's sees Polish ruling on EU treaties as strain on relationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/moodys-sees-polish-ruling-on-eu-treaties-as-strain-on-relations-25285Polexit a "myth" spread by opposition says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polexit-a-myth-spread-by-opposition-says-pm-25284<p>The possibility of Poland leaving the EU is a “myth” spread by the opposition, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Sunday evening.</p>Mon, 11 Oct 2021 09:29:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xc79i75oq4jn0tdrc120m.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polexit-a-myth-spread-by-opposition-says-pm-25284Poles divided over possibility of Polexithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-divided-over-possibility-of-polexit-25283<p>Poles are evenly divided over whether the recent ruling of the Constitutional Court might trigger Polexit, a new poll shows.</p>Mon, 11 Oct 2021 09:27:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoles divided over possibility of Polexithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-divided-over-possibility-of-polexit-25283Poland's deputy foreign minister optimistic after election in Czechiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-deputy-foreign-minister-optimistic-after-election-in-czechia-25282<p>The deputy head of Foreign Affairs Ministry said he hoped for an even more intense cooperation with Czechia if the winning SPOLU (Together) coalition co-forms the government.</p>Sun, 10 Oct 2021 17:20:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/so1y7ey1mciphxjd1iojek.jpegJabłoński pointed out that the ODS is "a centre-right party… much focused on cooperation in the region within the Visegrad Group and the Three Seas Initiative".https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-deputy-foreign-minister-optimistic-after-election-in-czechia-25282Warsaw's National Stadium named after iconic soccer coachhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-national-stadium-named-after-iconic-soccer-coach-25281<p>Warsaw's landmark National Stadium was officially named after Poland's legendary football coach Kazimierz Górski during a Sunday ceremony in the Polish capital.</p>Sun, 10 Oct 2021 16:51:00 +0200News & PoliticsSporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kcbg2meaqnd1tfrsx65hl2.jpeg"Kazimierz Górski gave Poles great hope during very difficult years by leading his "Eagles" to victories," Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during the ceremony at the National Stadium on Sunday. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-national-stadium-named-after-iconic-soccer-coach-25281Moody's says Poland's top court ruling is credit negativehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/moodys-says-polands-top-court-ruling-is-credit-negative-25280<p>Poland's constitutional court ruling strains relationship with the European Union and is credit negative, rating agency Moody's said in its October 8 report.</p>Sun, 10 Oct 2021 12:36:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x84n4xi8gkazck7ky369t.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/moodys-says-polands-top-court-ruling-is-credit-negative-25280United Right leads latest election pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/united-right-leads-latest-election-poll-25279<p>Poland’s governing United Right coalition would come first, if elections were held this Sunday, the latest IBRiS survey for private TV station Polsat News shows.</p>Sun, 10 Oct 2021 11:25:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUnited Right leads latest election pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/united-right-leads-latest-election-poll-25279Poland reports 1,527 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, 5 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1527-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-5-deaths-25278<p>Poland recorded 1,527 new confirmed coronavirus cases and five deaths over the past 24 hours to Sunday morning, against 2,012 cases reported on Saturday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sun, 10 Oct 2021 10:42:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j93sfdirjzdk3zt0e4e5wd.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1527-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-5-deaths-25278Poland beat San Marino in World Cup qualifierhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-beat-san-marino-in-world-cup-qualifier-25277<p>The Polish football team cruised to a comfortable 5-0 home win over San Marino, keeping its hopes for qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Qatar alive.</p>Sun, 10 Oct 2021 10:34:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x1pvzs5w70dcipwceow6ch.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-beat-san-marino-in-world-cup-qualifier-25277Teachers protest over wageshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/teachers-protest-over-wages-25276<p>On Saturday several hundred teachers staged a protest over low pay outside the Education Ministry building and on several nearby locations.</p>Sat, 09 Oct 2021 17:01:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/etg0pdz2irvstqzvzvc8li.jpegThe protest was organised by the Polish Teachers' Union (ZNP) in response to the education minister's mid-September proposal to raise teacher workloads without accompanying wage hikes.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/teachers-protest-over-wages-25276Ruling party presents package for farmers amid growing discontenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-presents-package-for-farmers-amid-growing-discontent-25274<p>Poland's conservative ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) at a Saturday convention presented a package of solutions to support farmers who have recently expressed their disappointment with government policy.</p>Sat, 09 Oct 2021 15:38:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i8qgcmtz5kkbmyu2kkead.jpeg"Today, after many years, I want to repeat: We are the representative of Polish famers, we're proud of it, we're proud of this honour," Kaczyński said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-presents-package-for-farmers-amid-growing-discontent-25274Public employees stage demo in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/public-employees-stage-demo-in-warsaw-25273<p>Polish public sector employees on Saturday demonstrated against low wages in front of the Family and Labour Ministry and in several other places around Warsaw.</p>Sat, 09 Oct 2021 13:15:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0hxvwgqe8ktu0rg2j1iujvei.jpegTaking part in the protest, organised by the OPZZ trade union association, were administration workers from the ZUS social insurer, the justice sector, including courts, the road transport inspectorate and the army.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/public-employees-stage-demo-in-warsaw-25273Ruling party wants Polexit, opposition leader warnshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/-25272<p>Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) wants to lead the country out of the EU but is not saying this openly owing to the Poles' strong support of EU membership, opposition leader Donald Tusk said in a Friday radio interview.</p>Sat, 09 Oct 2021 13:05:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xo04xz3w7yf35jcqhmis78.jpegTusk said Poland's membership in the EU was something he considered his duty to stand up for, and pledged to oppose any exit attempts "even if he had to do it alone."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/-25272Poland reports 2,012 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 29 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2012-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-29-deaths-25270<p>Poland recorded 2,012 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 29 deaths over the past 24 hours to Saturday morning, against 1,895 cases reported on Friday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sat, 09 Oct 2021 10:50:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cup2a2wmdep1mcwn6zdglp.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2012-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-29-deaths-25270The problem of Polish folk arthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-problem-of-polish-folk-art-25268<p>In this episode of The Debrief, we take a look at the issue of Polish folk art from an anthropological point of view.</p>Sat, 09 Oct 2021 10:14:00 +0200Art & CulturePodcastshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bs4oj6j79kgsmhwskbs79.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-problem-of-polish-folk-art-25268French, German FMs issue statement on observance of EU lawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/french-german-fms-issue-statement-on-observance-of-eu-law-25267<p>On Friday evening, the foreign ministers of France and Germany, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas, issued a joint statement on the observance of EU law, in which they especially point to Poland.</p>Sat, 09 Oct 2021 10:00:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFrench, German FMs issue statement on observance of EU lawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/french-german-fms-issue-statement-on-observance-of-eu-law-25267Polish postage stamp wins gold medal at EUROPA 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-postage-stamp-wins-gold-medal-at-europa-2021-25263<p>A Polish stamp featuring the Eurasian lynx has won the gold medal in the EUROPA 2021 competition for the most beautiful postage stamp, the Polish Post announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 20:37:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g7owwj0a9xkillfo520k8.jpegThe stamp, designed by Bożydar Grozdew featuring a graphic image of a lynx took first place in the competition, ahead of a stamp from the Aland Islands stamps featuring a moor frog and Ukraine's entry portraying a brown bear.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-postage-stamp-wins-gold-medal-at-europa-2021-25263Senate adopts resolution on Poland's presence in EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/senate-adopts-resolution-on-polands-presence-in-eu-25262<p>Poland's Senate On Friday adopted a resolution on the continued presence of Poland in the European Union after the country's highest court ruling challenged the supremacy of EU law a day earlier.</p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 18:33:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bjc2ndypabbbo0nrfzkkpk.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/senate-adopts-resolution-on-polands-presence-in-eu-25262Justice minister praises Polish constitution supremacy rulinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/justice-minister-praises-polish-constitution-supremacy-ruling-25261<p>Poland's Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro has praised Thursday's ruling by the country's Constitutional Tribunal which suggested that Poland's constitution takes precedence before EU law.</p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 17:29:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f8n4wtml9dn3kf0snht3d9.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/justice-minister-praises-polish-constitution-supremacy-ruling-25261Poland summons Belarusian Charge d'affaires over border standoffhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-summons-belarusian-charge-daffaires-over-border-standoff-25260<p>The Polish foreign ministry has summoned the Belarusian charge d’affaires Alaksandr Czasnouski over the situation at the border, where there has been a surge in migration, PAP has learnt from its sources.</p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 17:17:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland summons Belarusian Charge d'affaires over border standoffhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-summons-belarusian-charge-daffaires-over-border-standoff-25260Only 0.1 pct of vaccinated people die of Covid, Health Ministry reportshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/only-01-pct-of-vaccinated-people-die-of-covid-health-ministry-reports-25258<p>According to a Friday report by Poland's Health Ministry, only 0.1 percent of fully vaccinated people have died of Covid-19.</p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 16:38:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0cp66n2o8g787wszatnjtzw.jpegPoland, with a population of 38 million, has so far managed to fully vaccinate close to 19.6 million people. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/only-01-pct-of-vaccinated-people-die-of-covid-health-ministry-reports-25258Festival showcasing Poland’s trendsetters of culture and cuisine gets underwayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/festival-showcasing-polands-trendsetters-of-culture-and-cuisine-gets-underway-25255<p><span lang="EN-GB">A unique four day festival celebrating trendsetters of Polish culture and cuisine has opened in Warsaw.</span></p><p><br></p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 14:57:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5ba2ydqo0ohrx2vo45yejd.jpegThe sponsor of the event Porsche have covered one of their Mission E concept cars in an intriguing green and black display. The first fully electric Porsche, the Mission E, is seen as the future of the iconic motoring brand.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/festival-showcasing-polands-trendsetters-of-culture-and-cuisine-gets-underway-25255Return of Poland’s biggest beer festival reveals country’s robust craft industryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/return-of-polands-biggest-beer-festival-reveals-countrys-robust-craft-industry-25253<p><span lang="EN-GB">Held for the 12th time, the Warsaw Beer Festival has grown from humble beginnings to become an industry juggernaut. Widely recognized as the most important event of its genre in Central Europe, this year will see nearly 60 artisan breweries pouring 1,000 different beers from approximately 450 taps.</span></p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 14:13:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/muvbctftl4yfysdp2x06.jpegFollowing a two-year absence, Warsaw’s Beer Festival has returned and, in the process, underscored the resilience of the country’s burgeoning craft sector.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/return-of-polands-biggest-beer-festival-reveals-countrys-robust-craft-industry-25253EC head 'deeply concerned' by Polish constitutional court rulinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-head-deeply-concerned-by-polish-constitutional-court-ruling-25250<p>European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday said she was "deeply concerned" by a Polish Constitutional Tribunal ruling which questions the primacy of EU law over national legislation.</p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 13:32:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/un8u3bvg6sp9a78tg0l0g.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-head-deeply-concerned-by-polish-constitutional-court-ruling-25250Tribunal ruling a course for confrontation with EU - Opposition MPhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tribunal-ruling-a-course-for-confrontation-with-eu---opposition-mp-25248<p>The deputy leader of Civic Platform (PO), Poland’s biggest opposition party, has said the Constitutional Tribunal ruling on the primacy of the Polish constitution over EU law has set the country on course for confrontation with Brussels.</p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 13:29:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTribunal ruling a course for confrontation with EU - Opposition MPhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tribunal-ruling-a-course-for-confrontation-with-eu---opposition-mp-25248Primacy of EU law a pillar of EU - officialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/primacy-of-eu-law-a-pillar-of-eu---official-25246<p>The EU’s foreign affairs chief has reacted to a Polish constitutional court ruling calling into question the supremacy of European Union law over national legislation, saying the primacy of EU law over national law is a pillar of membership in the bloc.</p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 13:26:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPrimacy of EU law a pillar of EU - officialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/primacy-of-eu-law-a-pillar-of-eu---official-25246Harrowing diaries of Katyń massacre victims translated into Englishhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/harrowing-diaries-of-katyn-massacre-victims-translated-into-english-25244<p><span lang="EN-GB">Personal diaries written by Polish officers before they were murdered in the Katyń massacre have been published in English for the first time.</span></p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 13:18:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/n1l3vcih1lrjnw5onhj6o.pngThe moving entries written on scraps, notebooks and loose sheets of paper, reveal the everyday lives of the victims, revealing their thoughts, plans and dreams unaware of their fate.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/harrowing-diaries-of-katyn-massacre-victims-translated-into-english-25244Poland, Brussels in talks over EC access to border with Belarushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-brussels-in-talks-over-ec-access-to-border-with-belarus-25243<p>Poland and the EU are in talks over the possibility of allowing European Commission (EC) officials access to areas near Poland’s border with Belarus, now off limits due to a state of emergency.</p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 13:04:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland, Brussels in talks over EC access to border with Belarushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-brussels-in-talks-over-ec-access-to-border-with-belarus-25243Tribunal ruling similar to those in other countries - pres. aidehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tribunal-ruling-similar-to-those-in-other-countries---pres-aide-25241<p>The ruling by Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal on the primacy of the the country's constitution over EU law is similar to judgements made in other EU states, the head of the President’s Office said on Friday.</p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 12:51:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTribunal ruling similar to those in other countries - pres. aidehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tribunal-ruling-similar-to-those-in-other-countries---pres-aide-25241Poland reports 1,895 new coronavirus cases on Friday, 31 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1895-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-31-deaths-25240<p>Poland recorded 1,895 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 31 deaths over the past 24 hours to Friday morning, against 2,007 cases reported on Thursday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 10:56:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/63ayzk0jlhsqmzqvl4pw.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1895-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-31-deaths-25240Justice Fund irregularities may lead to charges says audit chiefhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/justice-fund-irregularities-may-lead-to-charges-says-audit-chief-25238<p>The president of Poland's Supreme Audit Office (NIK) has said that irregularities in the management of a fund established to help victims of crime may lead to Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro being reported to the prosecutor.</p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 10:23:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgJustice Fund irregularities may lead to charges says audit chiefhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/justice-fund-irregularities-may-lead-to-charges-says-audit-chief-25238Constitutional Tribunal ruling confirms primacy of constitution says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/constitutional-tribunal-ruling-confirms-primacy-of-constitution-says-pm-25237<p>Poland's prime minister has said that Thursday’s ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal on the primacy of the Polish constitution over EU law confirms the constitution as the supreme source of law in Poland.</p>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 08:51:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgConstitutional Tribunal ruling confirms primacy of constitution says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/constitutional-tribunal-ruling-confirms-primacy-of-constitution-says-pm-25237Polish judiciary is beyond EU's remit, says ruling party leaderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-judiciary-is-beyond-eus-remit-says-ruling-party-leader-25235<p>The EU has no right to interfere in areas where Poland has not ceded authority to it, such as the judicial system, the leader of Poland's ruling party said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 07 Oct 2021 20:58:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xyh7674fatont7pksq2ut.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-judiciary-is-beyond-eus-remit-says-ruling-party-leader-25235Belarus actively facilitates migrants at border, says ruling party leaderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/belarus-actively-facilitates-migrants-at-border-says-ruling-party-leader-25233<p>Belarusian security personnel help migrants cut through defensive fencing on the country's border with Poland, Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party, has claimed.</p>Thu, 07 Oct 2021 18:28:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nbhnfvo9p53lw4mv9u8h8.jpegKaczyński, who is regarded as Poland's most powerful politician, said among the migrants camped at the border were Afghans who had lived for many years in Russia and had no connection with the recent evacuations from Kabul.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/belarus-actively-facilitates-migrants-at-border-says-ruling-party-leader-25233Interest rate hike was meant to surprise market - central bank chiefhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/interest-rate-hike-was-meant-to-surprise-market---central-bank-chief-25232<p>The decision by the Monetary Policy Council to raise interest rates was designed to surprise the market, Poland's central bank governor said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 07 Oct 2021 17:42:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/k2isqekqqoroi3l6dq3ts.jpeg"Our decision will not lower the current inflation rate, because it is impossible," Glapiński said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/interest-rate-hike-was-meant-to-surprise-market---central-bank-chief-25232Top court rules Polish constitution has precedence over EU lawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-court-rules-polish-constitution-has-precedence-over-eu-law-25231<p>Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal has ruled that several articles of the EU Treaties do not comply with the Polish Constitution, calling into question the primacy of European Union law over national legislation.</p>Thu, 07 Oct 2021 17:36:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTop court rules Polish constitution has precedence over EU lawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-court-rules-polish-constitution-has-precedence-over-eu-law-25231Close to 50 pct of Poles support state of emergency on Belarus borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/close-to-50-pct-of-poles-support-state-of-emergency-on-belarus-border-25229<p>Just under half of Poles support the introduction of a state of emergency on the Polish border with Belarus to curb the growing number of migrants trying to get into Poland, according to a new poll.</p>Thu, 07 Oct 2021 17:25:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o5r7w83xko04qx18gxydbm.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/close-to-50-pct-of-poles-support-state-of-emergency-on-belarus-border-25229Hit the road for a top autumnal breakhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hit-the-road-for-a-top-autumnal-break-25224<p><strong>One For The Road</strong></p>Thu, 07 Oct 2021 16:27:00 +0200LifeWebber's WorldRegionshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qrbs2yse22pf3l6do9p2ku.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hit-the-road-for-a-top-autumnal-break-25224Portugese photographer wows internet with beautiful photos of Polish ballerinashttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/portugese-photographer-wows-internet-with-beautiful-photos-of-polish-ballerinas-25221<p><span lang="EN-GB">A Portuguese photographer is wowing the internet with his stunning shots of Polish ballerinas.</span></p>Thu, 07 Oct 2021 14:23:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/muy0xl3hqacugw31uj3wjg.jpegUsing the cityscape as a canvas, since 2019 Carlos Alves has been travelling around the country blending street photography with dance.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/portugese-photographer-wows-internet-with-beautiful-photos-of-polish-ballerinas-25221Council of Europe top official calls for action on border crisishttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/council-of-europe-top-official-calls-for-action-on-border-crisis-25219<p>Rik Daems, president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (CoE), has condemned the Belarusian government's actions to foment a migration crisis and called on the Polish and CoE's parliaments to press the European Commission for more aid.</p>Thu, 07 Oct 2021 12:59:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/djgnm8r36qow7n6h05wd6.jpeg"It is artificial migration, human trafficking organised by the Belarusian government which despises human rights and the dignity of refugees," Daems added.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/council-of-europe-top-official-calls-for-action-on-border-crisis-25219Polish film director jury president of 65th BFI London Film Festivalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-film-director-jury-president-of-65th-bfi-london-film-festival-25217<p>Malgorzata Szumowska has been named the Official Competion Jury President of this year's BFI London Film Festival.</p>Thu, 07 Oct 2021 12:52:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/862i56jtviiiiatkyj7aet.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-film-director-jury-president-of-65th-bfi-london-film-festival-25217Lewy’s new restaurant paying homage to Poland’s sporting legends kicks off in stylehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lewys-new-restaurant-paying-homage-to-polands-sporting-legends-kicks-off-in-style-25215<p><span lang="EN-GB">Billed by some as being the final piece of the jigsaw, Robert Lewandowski’s long-awaited restaurant has begun operations inside Warsaw’s revamped brewery complex in the heart of the capital’s Wola district.</span></p>Thu, 07 Oct 2021 12:42:00 +0200BusinessSportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/75caxkfx5tx0zwa7vjwb0sa.pngOfficially opened at the beginning of the week, the striker’s food and drink emporium pays homage to not just the footballer’s own accomplishments, but also those of Poland’s other sporting legends.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lewys-new-restaurant-paying-homage-to-polands-sporting-legends-kicks-off-in-style-25215Poland reports 2,007 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, 29 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2007-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-29-deaths-25214<p>Poland recorded 2,007 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 29 deaths over the past 24 hours to Thursday morning, against 2,085 cases reported on Wednesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Thu, 07 Oct 2021 11:02:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5stuyxb58fnqmzabag6ba9.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2007-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-29-deaths-25214Poland ready to increase number of Covid-19 hospital bedshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ready-to-increase-number-of-covid-19-hospital-beds-25213<p>A spokesman for the Health Ministry has announced that Poland is prepared to increase the number of beds available to coronavirus patients to 17,000-18,000 in the near future, and to 12,000 in the coming 24-48 hours.</p>Thu, 07 Oct 2021 11:00:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2l1ckpzol2k195n76ubu3a.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ready-to-increase-number-of-covid-19-hospital-beds-25213US charge d’affaires praises alliance with Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-charge-daffaires-praises-alliance-with-poland-25212<p>Bix Aliu, the US embassy's charge d'affaires, has praised the US-Polish alliance after the Polish defence minister met with his US counterpart in Washington on Wednesday.</p>Thu, 07 Oct 2021 10:57:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUS charge d’affaires praises alliance with Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-charge-daffaires-praises-alliance-with-poland-25212Israeli FM condemns anti-semitic graffiti at Auschwitz museumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/israeli-fm-condemns-anti-semitic-graffiti-at-auschwitz-museum-25209<p>Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has denounced anti-semitic graffiti recently discovered at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 20:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgIsraeli FM condemns anti-semitic graffiti at Auschwitz museumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/israeli-fm-condemns-anti-semitic-graffiti-at-auschwitz-museum-25209Parliamentary committee approves new ambassador to the UShttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliamentary-committee-approves-new-ambassador-to-the-us-25208<p>The Polish parliament’s foreign affairs committee has approved the candidacy of Marek Magierowski as Poland’s ambassador to the United States.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 20:41:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1tnqvu4s3fjikfw60hahrm.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliamentary-committee-approves-new-ambassador-to-the-us-25208Blow to Poland in EU row over disciplinary courthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/blow-to-poland-in-eu-row-over-disciplinary-court-25207<p>The vice president of the CJEU, on Wednesday, dismissed Poland’s request to repeal the court’s decision on the country’s Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 19:25:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9okpcmh8gzdfg6u7d9o0cp.jpegLapuerta said that, in accordance with settled case-law of the Tribunal, "the principle of the primacy of EU law establishes the primacy of EU law over the law of the member states."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/blow-to-poland-in-eu-row-over-disciplinary-court-25207PM defends Poland's role in protecting EU from Belarus hybrid attackshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-defends-polands-role-in-protecting-eu-from-belarus-hybrid-attacks-25205<p>Poland is protecting the EU’s borders in the spirit of international conventions and obligations, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish Prime Minister has said.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 18:48:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bx1bbwsa69dwuoqwt4u38.jpegAccording to the prime minister, Poland has the full support of European partners in its efforts. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-defends-polands-role-in-protecting-eu-from-belarus-hybrid-attacks-25205EU court has exceeded its jurisdiction in its ruling – dep speakerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-court-has-exceeded-its-jurisdiction-in-its-ruling--dep-speaker-25204<p>A senior member of the ruling party Law and Justice has warned "things could end badly for the EU" after the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on Wednesday that the re-allocation of judges was a threat to Poland’s judicial independence.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 16:55:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ht8h2w6p1ewc5ieilaqox9.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-court-has-exceeded-its-jurisdiction-in-its-ruling--dep-speaker-25204Poland's Monetary Council unexpectedly raises interest rateshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-monetary-council-unexpectedly-raises-interest-rates-25203<p>The Monetary Policy Council (RPP) at its one-day meeting on Wednesday in a surprise move hiked Poland's reference interest rate by 40 bps to 0.50 percent.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 16:01:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's Monetary Council unexpectedly raises interest rateshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-monetary-council-unexpectedly-raises-interest-rates-25203First map of its kind in Europe shows 30 percent of Poland has 5 billion tree crownshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-map-of-its-kind-in-europe-shows-30-percent-of-poland-has-5-billion-tree-crowns-25200<p>A stunning new map shows that 30 percent of Poland is covered by over 5 billion tree-mendous tree crowns.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 15:36:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fxtziehjpyutpp7mandnb.jpegThe map Krajowa Mapa Koron Drzew (map of tree crowns) was created by Warsaw-based MGGP Aero who spent years collecting data about the trees’ height, scope of their crowns and exact location.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-map-of-its-kind-in-europe-shows-30-percent-of-poland-has-5-billion-tree-crowns-25200Budding filmmaker debuts creepy new interactive thriller set in Poznańhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/budding-filmmaker-debuts-creepy-new-interactive-thriller-set-in-poznan-25198<p><span lang="EN-GB">A budding new filmmaker is looking to take the movie world by storm with a creepy interactive thriller set in Poznań.</span></p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 14:37:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fdh9evbv3zrx8atpaveoi.jpegEntitled ‘EXIT’, the film which has eight possible endings allows viewers to interact with the narrative, influence the events that unfold as well as the fate of the main character played by Herbert Młynarczyk.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/budding-filmmaker-debuts-creepy-new-interactive-thriller-set-in-poznan-25198Online purchases in Poland grow in 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/online-purchases-in-poland-grow-in-2021-25196<p>The percentage of Poles buying online has grown by 4 percentage points in 2021 against 2020, to 77 percent of the population, a report by research and technology firm Gemius shows.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 14:29:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vyhkkf7vcl3j5wq7crq.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/online-purchases-in-poland-grow-in-2021-25196WB raises Poland's 2022 GDP growth forecasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wb-raises-polands-2022-gdp-growth-forecast-25193<p>The World Bank (WB) has raised Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2021 from 3.8 to 4.5 percent and for 2022 from 4.5 to 4.7 percent, the bank wrote in a report published on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:52:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgWB raises Poland's 2022 GDP growth forecasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wb-raises-polands-2022-gdp-growth-forecast-25193Beloved national anthem to be changed to reflect ‘chronology of historical events’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beloved-national-anthem-to-be-changed-to-reflect-chronology-of-historical-events-25191<p><span lang="EN-GB">Poland’s national anthem is to be changed under new legislation put forward by the culture ministry.</span></p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:02:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zhhm4jflw2o5rb10nlnxx.pngThe Dąbrowski Mazurka anthem, which begins ‘Poland has not yet perished’, expressed the idea that the nation of Poland, despite lacking an independent state of its own, had not disappeared as long as the Polish people were still alive and fighting in its name.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beloved-national-anthem-to-be-changed-to-reflect-chronology-of-historical-events-25191EU backs victims of hybrid attacks from Belarus - PM at EU summithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-backs-victims-of-hybrid-attacks-from-belarus---pm-at-eu-summit-25190<p>Poland, Lithuania and Latvia have the EU's full backing in their defence against hybrid attacks from Belarus, Poland's prime minister said on Wednesday at an EU summit in Brussels.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 12:31:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0v7izprw1ozer1w24do7pa.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-backs-victims-of-hybrid-attacks-from-belarus---pm-at-eu-summit-25190Retail sales rise in August - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-rise-in-august---eurostat-25189<p>Polish retail sales grew by 5.8 percent year on year in August 2021 after a 6.4-percent increase year on year in July, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 12:28:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRetail sales rise in August - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-rise-in-august---eurostat-25189Judge re-allocations in Poland threaten judicial independence - CJEUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/judge-re-allocations-in-poland-threaten-judicial-independence---cjeu-25186<p>The CJEU said the same applied to moving a judge between two divisions of the same court.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 11:58:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lh3ekpzmo13p60vnpgj2r.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/judge-re-allocations-in-poland-threaten-judicial-independence---cjeu-25186Poland's unemployment likely falls to 5.6 pct in Sept - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-likely-falls-to-56-pct-in-sept---minister-25182<p>The Polish unemployment rate likely declined by 0.2 percentage points month on month in September, to 5.6 percent, the family and social policy minister has said.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 10:47:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sdh2o6ffwhqnvyouu3ife.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-likely-falls-to-56-pct-in-sept---minister-25182Polexit rumours are fake news, PM tells German weeklyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polexit-rumours-are-fake-news-pm-tells-german-weekly-25180<p>Rumours about Poland exiting the EU are fake news, the Polish prime minister told Germany's WirtschaftsWoche weekly in a Tuesday-published interview.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 10:44:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolexit rumours are fake news, PM tells German weeklyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polexit-rumours-are-fake-news-pm-tells-german-weekly-25180Poland reports 2,085 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 33 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2085-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-33-deaths-25179<p>Poland recorded 2,085 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 33 deaths over the past 24 hours to Wednesday morning, against 1,325 cases reported on Tuesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 10:40:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cljtmg5cqb5noqpcd9svee.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2085-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-33-deaths-25179Daily Covid infections to reach up to 20,000 in autumn - Health Minhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/daily-covid-infections-to-reach-up-to-20000-in-autumn---health-min-25178<p>Poland's daily coronavirus infections are likely to reach 15,000-20,000 at the peak of the unfolding fourth wave of the pandemic, a Health Ministry spokesman has said.</p>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 09:56:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ohnh03ok20iso4oo80wwmk.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/daily-covid-infections-to-reach-up-to-20000-in-autumn---health-min-25178Polish Passport ranks tenth in Henley Passport Index 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-passport-ranks-tenth-in-henley-passport-index-2021-25176<p>According to this year's Henley Index, a Polish passport allows the holder to visit 182 countries and territories without a visa.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 20:37:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c026i164mijy4d7jeca6ec.jpegThis is the highest position occupied by the Polish document since 2006, when it ranked in 16th place.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-passport-ranks-tenth-in-henley-passport-index-2021-25176Belarusian opposition activist appeals for support of mass mediahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/belarusian-opposition-activist-appeals-for-support-of-mass-media-25175<p>Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko's competitor in last year's election and opposition activist, has called on Poland and other countries to offer support to Belarusian mass media and social organisations.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 20:23:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/28h82vb2yc501dfimxoi074.jpegTsikhanouskaya was defeated in an August 2020 presidential election in Belarus, widely held to have been rigged, which saw President Lukashenko win a sixth term. Tsikhanouskaya, who claimed to have won a majority of the votes, had to flee Belarus in fear of imprisonment.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/belarusian-opposition-activist-appeals-for-support-of-mass-media-25175Central bank head doesn’t exclude interest rate hikehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/central-bank-head-doesnt-exclude-interest-rate-hike-25174<p>Poland is facing a raise of its record-low interest rates, Adam Glapiński, the central bank's governor, told an economic congress on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 19:54:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xm0hvm8wppdcwtj67kil7c.jpeg"The need has arisen to accommodate the monetary policy, or raise the interest rates, but this should not overshadow a broader scope of challenges that our economy faces," Glapiński said at a conference focused on the Polish economy, Congress 590.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/central-bank-head-doesnt-exclude-interest-rate-hike-25174Poland's wrestler wins gold at World Championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-wrestler-wins-gold-at-world-championships-25172<p>Magomedmurad Gadzhiev of Poland won gold in the men's freestyle 70 kg category at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships in Oslo on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 19:46:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c9oskdm6n8j6n60irby4hn.jpegIn the final round, Gadzhiev (L) defeated Ernazar Akmataliev of Kyrgyzstan 2-1.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-wrestler-wins-gold-at-world-championships-25172Poland wants to buy more goldhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wants-to-buy-more-gold-25171<p>The head of the National Bank of Poland (NBP) has asked the management board of the central bank for permission to buy another 100 tonnes of gold in order to expand the state's gold reserves.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 18:52:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6xpctvpjnl8fa52g749fk8.jpegAt the end of August 2021, the NBP gold stock amounted to 230.2 tonnes.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wants-to-buy-more-gold-25171Birkenau camp buildings sprayed with anti-Semitic textshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/birkenau-camp-buildings-sprayed-with-anti-semitic-texts-25169<p>Spray-painted anti-Semitic texts were discovered on nine barrack buildings at the former German Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp, the Auschwitz Museum announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 18:25:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgBirkenau camp buildings sprayed with anti-Semitic textshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/birkenau-camp-buildings-sprayed-with-anti-semitic-texts-25169PAP focuses on credibility, CEO sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pap-focuses-on-credibility-ceo-says-25167<p>PAP CEO Wojciech Surmacz has said that the agency's key value is credibility, as evidenced in its widespread presence across Polish media.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 18:14:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v3s9acuf7ctd6mdkdwyn.jpeg"Of course, fast reporting is very important for us, but credibility is the most important thing today, just as it was 100 years ago," the PAP boss said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pap-focuses-on-credibility-ceo-says-25167President says it's not Poland but EU institutions that violate EU lawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-says-its-not-poland-but-eu-institutions-that-violate-eu-law-25165<p>The president has said that, in his opinion, Poland has not been violating the rule of law, and that this is the case with European institutions which have been attacking the democratically-elected Polish government.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 17:53:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5tt4dzsiyur53w400pz4kw.jpeg"I had no doubts that the reform had been necessary since before 2015, as there were numerous pathologies in the Supreme Court," said the president adding that Poles were fully aware of the situation.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-says-its-not-poland-but-eu-institutions-that-violate-eu-law-25165Poland defends Nato, EU borders from Minsk's hybrid attack - presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-defends-nato-eu-borders-from-minsks-hybrid-attack---president-25164<p>Belarus is trying to push migrants across the EU border and Poland is defending Nato and EU borders from hybrid aggression, Polish President Andrzej Duda has said.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 17:20:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yq24b7vts3j0umxu1vvo.jpeg"At the moment here in Poland we're experiencing hybrid aggression in the form of attempts by the Belarusian services to push migrants into EU territory," the president said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-defends-nato-eu-borders-from-minsks-hybrid-attack---president-25164Around 40 percent of immigrants in Poland seek protection in the countryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/around-40-percent-of-immigrants-in-poland-seek-protection-in-the-country-25162<p>A representative of the Polish Border Guard said on Tuesday that between 35 to 40 percent of. immigrants staying in Border Guard centres are applying for international protection in Poland.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 16:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q4aig9jgbyrwaf1vl0nreh.jpeg"Between 35 to 40 percent of people staying in guarded centres for foreigners are applying for international protection on the territory of the Republic of Poland. The remaining 60 percent are in the centres in order to secure procedures for their return," Skrzypczyk (L) said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/around-40-percent-of-immigrants-in-poland-seek-protection-in-the-country-25162Poland offers Belarus humanitarian aid for migrantshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-offers-belarus-humanitarian-aid-for-migrants-25161<p>Poland's Foreign Ministry and the Strategic Reserves Agency have decided to offer humanitarian aid to Belarus as thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa have been arriving in the country.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 16:33:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1hhhx9sz5s42mlhwtsg9gs.jpegAccording to Przydacz, the Belarusian charge d'affaires in Poland has received a note with the proposal for a Polish humanitarian convoy.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-offers-belarus-humanitarian-aid-for-migrants-25161Poland not providing aid to migrants on border says ombudsmanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/-25160<p>Poland’s human rights ombudsman has said the Polish state has failed to provide aid to a group of migrants stuck on the Polish-Belarusian border despite an interim ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordering it to help.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 15:57:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/idnswd5yg100xm6b6f0lbm.jpeg"The Polish side has not provided aid, claiming that Poland cannot do anything for them as they are under Belarusian jurisdiction," Wiącek said after he had asked Interior Minister Mariusz Kamiński about their situation.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/-25160Migrant smuggling surges on Belarus border - Polish Border Guardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/migrant-smuggling-surges-on-belarus-border---polish-border-guard-25159<p>The Polish Border Guard has said that they have seen "a gigantic increase" in the number of people smugglers on the border with Belarus.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 15:29:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9afuem805ntz84z814i1ao.jpeg"We are seeing a gigantic increase in the number of people... who transport migrants... further deep into Western Europe," Matyjasik said, adding that these migrants are not interested in staying in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/migrant-smuggling-surges-on-belarus-border---polish-border-guard-25159Frontex chief thanks Poland for helping secure EU eastern borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/frontex-chief-thanks-poland-for-helping-secure-eu-eastern-border-25158<p>The executive director of Frontex, the EU border and coast guard agency based in Warsaw, thanked Polish authorities during a visit to the Polish-Belarusian border for their help in securing the EU's eastern external border.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 15:14:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hivcjzgwb16ojzehcnv3j.jpegFabrice Leggeri said that he was impressed by the assets deployed in controlling the border areas, where a state of emergency has been in force since September 2 due to increased migratory pressure. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/frontex-chief-thanks-poland-for-helping-secure-eu-eastern-border-25158Body of third diver recovered from flooded minehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/body-of-third-diver-recovered-from-flooded-mine-25156<p>Rescuers recovered the last body on Tuesday of three divers who died during a training exercise in a flooded coal mine in south-western Poland.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 15:02:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xzxtnxef82ifa9tyd91mm.jpegKarol Kierzkowski, a State Fire Service official, said the recovery of the third body concluded the search operation. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/body-of-third-diver-recovered-from-flooded-mine-25156Palaeontologists reconstructing skeleton of rare prehistoric rhino reveal it was saved ‘by a whisker’ after builders wanted to THROW it awayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/palaeontologists-reconstructing-skeleton-of-rare-prehistoric-rhino-reveal-it-was-saved-by-a-whisker-after-builders-wanted-to-throw-it-away-25153<p><span lang="EN-GB">The skeleton of a rare species of prehistoric rhinoceros found during a motorway construction in western Poland, was saved after palaeontologists rescued it from builders who planned on throwing it away.</span></p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 14:45:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cjg96m5cql9e22xub2vjd8.jpegInitially believed to have been an example of a woolly rhinoceros, closer inspection by experts from the University of Wrocław revealed it was a specimen of the much rarer Stephanorhinus or Merck’s rhinoceros.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/palaeontologists-reconstructing-skeleton-of-rare-prehistoric-rhino-reveal-it-was-saved-by-a-whisker-after-builders-wanted-to-throw-it-away-25153Poland’s media and entertainment industry expected to reach $10 billion in 2021, says new reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-media-and-entertainment-industry-expected-to-reach-10-billion-in-2021-says-new-report-25151<p><span lang="EN-GB">A new report from PwC says that the Polish media and entertainment industry will grow by $877 million in 2021 to reach a value of nearly $10 billion.</span></p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 13:58:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jq0gqndse5rxumccj52n.pngThe report, 'Development prospects for the entertainment industry and media in Poland 2021-2025', highlights how each sector of the industry was affected by the pandemic and how they are recovering. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-media-and-entertainment-industry-expected-to-reach-10-billion-in-2021-says-new-report-25151Rare Chopin portrait found at antiques market could be worth millionshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rare-chopin-portrait-found-at-antiques-market-could-be-worth-millions-25149<p><span lang="EN-GB">A damaged painting bought at an antiques market for a few zlotys has turned out to be an extremely rare portrait of Fryderyk Chopin, potentially worth millions.</span></p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 12:55:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/011e8wfispqkd2d0ffhe0dry.jpegBought for a few złotys 28 years ago from a market near Lublin, when the current owner discovered the true value of the small oil on canvass he was so astonished he crashed his car into a ditch.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rare-chopin-portrait-found-at-antiques-market-could-be-worth-millions-25149Residential property prices see sharp risehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/residential-property-prices-see-sharp-rise-25147<p>Residential property prices in Poland have increased by 45.5 percent since 2015, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 12:40:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgResidential property prices see sharp risehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/residential-property-prices-see-sharp-rise-25147Tourism in H1 down nearly 28 pcthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tourism-in-h1-down-nearly-28-pct-25146<p>Tourism in Poland fell 27.8 percent year on year in the first half of 2021, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 12:37:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u8pk6y9ootry7w0j29p9f.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tourism-in-h1-down-nearly-28-pct-25146New vehicle registrations down y/y in September - Samarhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-vehicle-registrations-down-yy-in-september---samar-25144<p>New passenger car and delivery vehicle registrations in Poland fell by 10.74 percent year on year in September 2021, Samar, an institute monitoring the car market, has said in a report.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 12:29:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yy34u6m7wps3xoy05h3l5o.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-vehicle-registrations-down-yy-in-september---samar-25144Russia undermines European security, minister warnshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/russia-undermines-european-security-minister-warns-25142<p>The European security landscape has deteriorated visibly owing to Russia's militaristic policy, Poland's defence minister has warned.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 11:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9hhzgok8yeof8gspp0sr35.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/russia-undermines-european-security-minister-warns-25142Poland reports 1,325 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 46 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1325-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-46-deaths-25141<p>Poland recorded 1,325 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 46 deaths over the past 24 hours to Tuesday morning, against 684 cases reported on Monday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 10:54:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1vowmdg9kerg4ks9uek3yl.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1325-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-46-deaths-25141Poland likely to stop mining coal in 2044 – gov’t advisory bodyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-likely-to-stop-mining-coal-in-2044--govt-advisory-body-25139<p>Poland could stop mining coal in 2044 and no longer use it as a fuel in 2046, a few years earlier than the official 2049 deadline for the end of coal, Polish Economic Institute (PIE) experts predict in a report.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 10:26:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland likely to stop mining coal in 2044 – gov’t advisory bodyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-likely-to-stop-mining-coal-in-2044--govt-advisory-body-25139Most Poles against Polexithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-poles-against-polexit-25138<p>The vast majority of Poles are against their country leaving the EU, according to a survey published on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 10:17:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b0lwzyeyjcrf8x7fjvf9k.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-poles-against-polexit-25138Debts of young people fall during pandemic - analystshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/debts-of-young-people-fall-during-pandemic---analysts-25137<p>The debts of Poles aged 18-24 fell by the most of any age group during the pandemic, according to the BIG InfoMonitor debt registry.</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 10:10:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgDebts of young people fall during pandemic - analystshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/debts-of-young-people-fall-during-pandemic---analysts-25137S&P report confirms safe level of Poland's debt - FinMinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-report-confirms-safe-level-of-polands-debt---finmin-25136<p>The Polish finance minister has welcomed the high rating conferred on Poland by the S&amp;P ratings agency and the firm’s “attention to the safe level of our public and private debt.”</p>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 10:05:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgS&P report confirms safe level of Poland's debt - FinMinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-report-confirms-safe-level-of-polands-debt---finmin-25136Warsaw hosts March for Animalshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-hosts-march-for-animals-25134<p>Animal protection organisations held a March for Animals in Warsaw on Monday to mark World Animal Day (Oct. 4).</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 21:02:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vffvwba83febso9ga1zku.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-hosts-march-for-animals-25134Victims, perpetrators part of our society, Austrian president at Auschwitzhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/victims-perpetrators-part-of-our-society-austrian-president-at-auschwitz-25132<p>The Austrian president has stated at the site of the former Auschwitz Nazi German death camp that it is the duty of the Austrian people to remember the victims and to remind the world that perpetrators were also part of Austrian society.</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 17:05:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/he72gj2riqqfv0g8ceftmj.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/victims-perpetrators-part-of-our-society-austrian-president-at-auschwitz-25132Frontex executive director visits Polish-Belarusian borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/frontex-executive-director-visits-polish-belarusian-border-25131<p>The executive director of Frontex, the EU border and coast guard agency based in Warsaw, paid a visit to Poland's border with Belarus on Monday accompanied by a Polish deputy interior minister in order to evaluate the situation there.</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 17:01:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFrontex executive director visits Polish-Belarusian borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/frontex-executive-director-visits-polish-belarusian-border-25131FDI inflow to Poland up by 4 pct in 2020https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fdi-inflow-to-poland-up-by-4-pct-in-2020-25128<p>The flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Poland in 2020 grew by 4 percent year on year while, according to UNCTAD, global FDI fell by some 30 percent, shows a Polish central bank report.</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 16:12:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFDI inflow to Poland up by 4 pct in 2020https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fdi-inflow-to-poland-up-by-4-pct-in-2020-25128Poland wants EC inquiry into Russian gas tariffshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wants-ec-inquiry-into-russian-gas-tariffs-25126<p>Poland wants the EC to launch inquiries into tariff manipulations by Russian natural gas giant Gazprom, a Polish diplomatic source in Brussels told reporters on Monday.</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 16:09:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland wants EC inquiry into Russian gas tariffshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wants-ec-inquiry-into-russian-gas-tariffs-25126‘Even though I’m gone, don’t cry for me. I love you’: Devastated parents find heart-breaking ‘book of love’ left for them by brave daughter, 8, who died of cancerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/even-though-im-gone-dont-cry-for-me-i-love-you-devastated-parents-find-heart-breaking-book-of-love-left-for-them-by-brave-daughter-8-who-died-of-cancer-25124<p>The grieving parents of an eight-year-old girl who died after battling a rare form of cancer have discovered a book she penned for them containing a series of heart-breaking love letters.</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 15:46:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pri5dp0jlwq5apj2d51yy4.jpegBefore her death, 8-year-old Małgosia Kląskała from Wrocław penned a 19-page book in which she asked her parents to ‘embrace life’.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/even-though-im-gone-dont-cry-for-me-i-love-you-devastated-parents-find-heart-breaking-book-of-love-left-for-them-by-brave-daughter-8-who-died-of-cancer-25124Bodies of two divers located in flooded minehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bodies-of-two-divers-located-in-flooded-mine-25122<p>Rescuers from the State Fire Service have located the bodies of two divers who disappeared during a training mission at a flooded mine in Sobótka, south-western Poland.</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:59:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/apnmaoq53n76xt69o75qz.jpegThe search for a third diver continues.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bodies-of-two-divers-located-in-flooded-mine-25122Polish official to discuss entry ban for journalist with UK ambassadorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-official-to-discuss-entry-ban-for-journalist-with-uk-ambassador-25121<p>The British ambassador to Warsaw has been summoned to the Polish Foreign Ministry for a meeting after a Polish right-wing journalist and writer was banned from entering the United Kingdom.</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uj8d1r0zmp8d4dk424d5va.jpegZiemkiewicz told PAP on Saturday evening that he was detained for his views.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-official-to-discuss-entry-ban-for-journalist-with-uk-ambassador-25121Poland admits negotiations with Czechs over Turów mine have broken downhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-admits-negotiations-with-czechs-over-turow-mine-have-broken-down-25120<p>Negotiations between Poland and the Czech Republic over the continued operations of a lignite mine have broken off, according to the Polish Climate Ministry.</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:29:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z49espc55satdnp4k43zn.jpegAccording to Aleksander Brzózka, spokesman for the Polish Climate Ministry, it will be difficult to return to the negotiating table "until the attitude on the other side changes."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-admits-negotiations-with-czechs-over-turow-mine-have-broken-down-25120Sweden gets ‘first ever’ Swedish-language book about Warsaw Uprisinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sweden-gets-first-ever-swedish-language-book-about-warsaw-uprising-25117<p>The first ever book written in Swedish devoted to the 63-day long Warsaw Uprising has been published in Sweden.</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:06:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/imvsaeibx29hyjitasx4v.jpegEntitled "Warszawaupproret 1944" (1944 Warsaw Uprising) by Swedish historian Artur Szulc, the book’s publishers say that for decades the Warsaw Uprising was largely unknown outside Poland owing to the Iron Curtain.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sweden-gets-first-ever-swedish-language-book-about-warsaw-uprising-25117Zakopane alpinist becomes first woman in the world to scale Nepal’s ‘killer mountain’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/zakopane-alpinist-becomes-first-woman-in-the-world-to-scale-nepals-killer-mountain-25115<p>A mountaineer from Zakopane has become the first woman in the world to scale Nepal’s Mt. Manaslu without oxygen – and the first Polish woman to then ski down it.</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 13:28:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3se2k70rah2gyjad6jlohu.jpegSetting off on 27 September, Anna Tybor took just two days to reach the top of Mt. Manaslu without oxygen, and then became the first Polish woman in history to ski back down.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/zakopane-alpinist-becomes-first-woman-in-the-world-to-scale-nepals-killer-mountain-25115InPost signs new partnership deal with UK's Tescohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inpost-signs-new-partnership-deal-with-uks-tesco-25114<p>Polish parcel delivery service company InPost will set up parcel lockers at 500 Tesco supermarkets throughout the UK by the end of November, Inpost said in a press release.</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 12:20:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tv6yxu7ie9is3gqwx7o7qg.jpegAccording to the press statement, there are currently 200 InPost parcel machines at Tesco stores in the UK. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inpost-signs-new-partnership-deal-with-uks-tesco-25114Polish deputy foreign min sceptical about EU reference in constitutionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-deputy-foreign-min-sceptical-about-eu-reference-in-constitution-25113<p>A deputy foreign minister has dismissed an opposition plan to make it more difficult for Poland to leave the EU by changing the constitution.</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 11:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e16zregzqbdhxso1eebkei.jpeg"At the moment, there is no risk of leaving the EU," Przydacz said, adding that most Poles were in favour of EU membership.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-deputy-foreign-min-sceptical-about-eu-reference-in-constitution-25113Poland reports 684 new coronavirus cases on Monday, no deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/-25111<p>Poland recorded 684 new confirmed coronavirus cases and no deaths over the past 24 hours to Monday morning, against 1,090 cases reported on Sunday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 11:09:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s0tnn3k35qkdip9t5b1zbi.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/-25111Number of work permits for foreigners up 30 times since 2004https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/number-of-work-permits-for-foreigners-up-30-times-since-2004---study-25110<p>Over 400,000 work permits were issued for foreigners in Poland in 2020, 10 times more than in 2010 and 30 times more than in 2004, when Poland joined the European Union, research has found.</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 09:42:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ibq9z47hz0og5b38f20g3.jpegMost of the immigrants from the East find employment in Poland's construction industry.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/number-of-work-permits-for-foreigners-up-30-times-since-2004---study-25110Financial system faces risks from new loan guarantees, central bank warnshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/financial-system-faces-risks-from-new-loan-guarantees-central-bank-warns-25108<p>New legislation that introduces state housing loan guarantees poses a threat to the stability of Poland's financial system, the central bank has warned.</p>Mon, 04 Oct 2021 09:30:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g3l1vt1sqrt7wz80d9zxii.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/financial-system-faces-risks-from-new-loan-guarantees-central-bank-warns-25108Police seize journalist's laptop over alleged threatshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/police-seize-journalists-laptop-over-alleged-threats-25106<p>Police in the western city of Zielona Gora on Saturday entered the flat of a journalist with leading Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza and seized his employer's computer over an alleged threat to a politician.</p>Sun, 03 Oct 2021 18:26:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolice seize journalist's laptop over alleged threatshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/police-seize-journalists-laptop-over-alleged-threats-25106Putin has hit us but will lose, says interior ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/putin-has-hit-us-but-will-lose-says-interior-minister-25104<p>Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski has said in an interview with the Sieci weekly that Russian President Vladimir Putin is in league with his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, and the migration situation at that country's border with Poland.</p>Sun, 03 Oct 2021 15:35:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPutin has hit us but will lose, says interior ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/putin-has-hit-us-but-will-lose-says-interior-minister-25104Poland reports 1,090 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, six deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1090-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-six-deaths-25103<p>Poland recorded 1,090 new confirmed coronavirus cases and six deaths over the past 24 hours to Sunday morning, against 1,344 cases reported on Saturday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sun, 03 Oct 2021 10:54:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rj7qesms93p1o3tdb8wjhp.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1090-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-six-deaths-25103Polish journalist refused entry to UKhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-journalist-refused-entry-to-uk-25101<p>A Polish right-wing journalist was refused entry to the United Kingdom on Saturday due to his "conduct and views" which according to the British Border Force "are at odds with British values."</p>Sun, 03 Oct 2021 10:47:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9cgm70s11ut22dd7ktixe.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-journalist-refused-entry-to-uk-25101Polish avant-garde movie finally sees light of dayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-avant-garde-movie-finally-sees-light-of-day-25099<p><span lang="EN-GB">In this episode of The Debrief, we find out more about a Polish film dating from the 1930s which has just been unearthed at the German Bundesarchiv in Berlin.</span></p>Sat, 02 Oct 2021 11:52:00 +0200Art & CulturePodcastshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vemge88z5mhi4j54grncjk.jpegThe film was made through the fusion of an innovative range of techniques, such as collages, photograms and prints made by laying objects on photographic paper and exposing it to light.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-avant-garde-movie-finally-sees-light-of-day-25099S&P decision proves Polish economy is on growth path - FinMinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-decision-proves-polish-economy-is-on-growth-path---finmin-25097<p>The Polish minister of finance has said the decision made by the global agency Standard &amp; Poor (S&amp;P) to forgo a review of Poland's rating is proof that the country's economy and public finances are in good shape.</p>Sat, 02 Oct 2021 11:47:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgS&P decision proves Polish economy is on growth path - FinMinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-decision-proves-polish-economy-is-on-growth-path---finmin-25097Poland reports 1,344 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 23 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1344-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-23-deaths-25095<p>Poland recorded 1,344 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 23 deaths over the past 24 hours to Saturday morning, against 1,362 cases reported on Friday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sat, 02 Oct 2021 10:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/oefmlio96w92bh5qvhi38.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1344-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-23-deaths-25095Turów mine talks broke down due to excessive Czech demands - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/turow-mine-talks-broke-down-due-to-excessive-czech-demands---minister-25094<p>Negotiations aimed at resolving a dispute over a Polish open-cast lignite mine on the Czech border were called off due to the Czech Republic escalating its demands against Poland, the climate and environment minister has told PAP.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 20:48:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTurów mine talks broke down due to excessive Czech demands - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/turow-mine-talks-broke-down-due-to-excessive-czech-demands---minister-25094Lower house amends 2021 budgethttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lower-house-amends-2021-budget-25093<p>The Sejm (lower house) on Friday passed amendments to this year's budget, raising revenues by PLN 78 billion (EUR 17 billion) to PLN 483 billion (EUR 105 billion) and expenditures by PLN 37 billion (EUR 8.1 billion) to PLN 523.4 billion (EUR 114 billion).</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 20:26:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d3682g3hp1peyzgnlsyz2l.jpegThe amended budget went through in a 236 to 65 vote with 149 abstentions.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lower-house-amends-2021-budget-25093Parliament passes amendments to tax lawshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliament-passes-amendments-to-tax-laws-25092<p>The Polish Sejm (lower house) passed amendments to the tax laws on Friday, the provisions of which form part of the government's flagship economic reforms, the Polish New Deal.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 19:22:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/alz241gbtn762u34a4k1na.jpegThe motion was passed by 235 votes in favour and 217 against with two abstentions.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliament-passes-amendments-to-tax-laws-25092Stand aside Wrocław and your gnomes, Katowice has Beboks!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stand-aside-wroclaw-and-your-gnomes-katowice-has-beboks-25089<p>Seeking to emulate the success of Wrocław’s trail of gnomes, Katowice has found itself at the centre of a similar initiative honouring the mythological ‘bebok’.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 18:20:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ctpy7hdkgk45sgz6aj7r6.jpegThought to have been derived from ancient Silesian demonology, the strange creatures later introduced into children’s stories to act as bogeyman figures are now looking to populate the streets of Katowice thanks to artist Grzegorz Chudy.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stand-aside-wroclaw-and-your-gnomes-katowice-has-beboks-25089President prolongs emergency laws on Belarus borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-prolongs-emergency-laws-on-belarus-border-25088<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday signed an act prolonging a state of emergency in several areas near Poland's border with Belarus for another 60 days, the president's office announced.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 17:41:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/348kifilrym1txtrdp91ru.jpegOn September 2, Poland introduced emergency laws in areas close to its border with Belarus in the face of repeated attempts by migrants, mostly from the Middle East, to enter its territory from the neighbouring country.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-prolongs-emergency-laws-on-belarus-border-25088Poland protests Irish broadcaster's "Polish concentration camp" misnomerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-protests-irish-broadcasters-polish-concentration-camp-misnomer-25086<p>Poland's ambassador to Ireland has protested against Irish national broadcaster RTE's use of the term "Polish concentration camp” in a feature about the WWII Nazi-German Stutthof death camp, which was located in northern Poland.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 17:28:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ppjs6xiqzyru6yopiaw4.jpegLocated 36 kilometres from Gdańsk, the Stutthof camp was run by the German SS from September 2, 1939 to May 9, 1945. Over 100,000 people were incarcerated in the camp, of whom an estimated 65,000 perished. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-protests-irish-broadcasters-polish-concentration-camp-misnomer-25086Inflation exceeds expectations, prompts post-pandemic recovery concernshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inflation-exceeds-expectations-prompts-post-pandemic-recovery-concerns-25085<p>Poland's consumer prices likely rose by 5.8 percent year on year in September, faster than expected by the market and becoming a growing constraint for the post-pandemic economic recovery, latest macro data show.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 17:11:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgInflation exceeds expectations, prompts post-pandemic recovery concernshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inflation-exceeds-expectations-prompts-post-pandemic-recovery-concerns-25085Hidden behind the opulence of Lublin’s former Zamoyski residence lies the largest collection of Communist art in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hidden-behind-the-opulence-of-lublins-former-zamoyski-residence-lies-the-largest-collection-of-communist-art-in-poland-25083<p>Set in the grounds of one of the best-preserved aristocratic residences in eastern Poland, lies one of the country’s most unique, unusual and surprising galleries - one devoted entirely to Communist-era art.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 16:41:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w6q7wvbomwsqex2vq1jr.jpegOpened in 1994 as the first gallery in Poland and Europe to exclusively display art made under the Communist regime, a permanent display features around 300 paintings, sculptures and propaganda posters.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hidden-behind-the-opulence-of-lublins-former-zamoyski-residence-lies-the-largest-collection-of-communist-art-in-poland-25083Poland sees slight growth in vaccination registrations - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sees-slight-growth-in-vaccination-registrations---minister-25082<p>Poland's health minister reported on Friday that following a period of stability, the number of people volunteering for vaccination against Covid-19 has grown slightly.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 15:57:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/absewwe65uq9ufptph69lb.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sees-slight-growth-in-vaccination-registrations---minister-25082Opposition wants to make it more difficult for Poland to leave EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-wants-to-make-it-more-difficult-for-poland-to-leave-eu-25080<p>Poland's main opposition grouping has filed a proposal for a constitutional change that would makes it possible for the country to leave the EU only with the backing of a two-thirds majority in parliament or through a referendum.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 14:00:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yj9mit9clhgaax0eki4d8.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-wants-to-make-it-more-difficult-for-poland-to-leave-eu-25080Belarus accuses Poland of pushing migrants back across borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/belarus-accuses-poland-of-pushing-migrants-back-across-border-25077<p>The Belarusian Border Guard has accused Poland of using push-back-like tactics to drive migrants back across the Polish-Belarusian border.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 13:53:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgBelarus accuses Poland of pushing migrants back across borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/belarus-accuses-poland-of-pushing-migrants-back-across-border-25077The stage is set: Final preparations take place as world’s best pianists descend on Warsaw for 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Competitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-stage-is-set-final-preparations-take-place-as-worlds-best-pianists-descend-on-warsaw-for-18th-international-fryderyk-chopin-competition-25075<p>The best pianists from all over the world have descended on Warsaw to battle for the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Competition, which starts tomorrow..</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 13:40:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/twscyib2gqdoj1simsmwvg.pngDating back to 1927, the competition is scheduled just every five years. However, due to restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the competition was postponed from 2020 to 2021.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-stage-is-set-final-preparations-take-place-as-worlds-best-pianists-descend-on-warsaw-for-18th-international-fryderyk-chopin-competition-25075Health min expects daily infection rate of 5,000 at end-Octoberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/health-min-expects-daily-infection-rate-of-5000-at-end-october-25074<p>Coronavirus infections could climb to around 5,000 a day at the end of October from just over the 1,000 cases at the end of September, the health minister has predicted.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 12:34:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qcl16ui06slvhhrfw9x00s.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/health-min-expects-daily-infection-rate-of-5000-at-end-october-25074Border Guard being backed up by over 2,400 soldiers – defence ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/border-guard-being-backed-up-by-over-2400-soldiers--defence-minister-25072<p>Poland’s defence minister wrote on Twitter on Friday that 2,400 soldiers are now supporting the Border Guard.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 12:31:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgBorder Guard being backed up by over 2,400 soldiers – defence ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/border-guard-being-backed-up-by-over-2400-soldiers--defence-minister-25072Poland reports 1,362 new coronavirus cases on Friday, 16 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1362-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-16-deaths-25071<p>Poland recorded 1,362 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 16 deaths over the past 24 hours to Friday morning, against 1,208 cases reported on Thursday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 11:17:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tagrgrbg3onlaaa8brtcp.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1362-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-16-deaths-25071Poland's CPI up 5.8 pct y/y in September - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-up-58-pct-yy-in-september---stats-office-25070<p>Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 5.8 percent year on year and by 0.6 percent month on month in September 2021, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported in a flash estimate on Friday.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 10:21:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cqfxbaa6pakzd0y69io05.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-up-58-pct-yy-in-september---stats-office-25070Poland's manufacturing PMI down m/m in Septemberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-manufacturing-pmi-down-mm-in-september-25069<p>Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 53.4 points in September 2021 from 56.0 points in August, economic researcher IHS Markit reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 10:19:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's manufacturing PMI down m/m in Septemberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-manufacturing-pmi-down-mm-in-september-25069Opposition demanding answers on fate of migrant childrenhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-demanding-answers-on-fate-of-migrant-children-25067<p>Opposition politicians in Poland have claimed that the Interior Ministry has provided no information on the fate of migrant children detained by the Border Guard.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 10:17:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgOpposition demanding answers on fate of migrant childrenhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-demanding-answers-on-fate-of-migrant-children-25067EU commissioner stresses adherence to values in border crisishttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-commissioner-stresses-adherence-to-values-in-border-crisis-25065<p>The EU commissioner for home affairs has said Brussels will support Poland in its fight against illegal migration instigated by Belarus, but stressed Warsaw must adhere to European values.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 10:15:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEU commissioner stresses adherence to values in border crisishttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-commissioner-stresses-adherence-to-values-in-border-crisis-25065Czechs ready to resume talks on Turow with Poland - Czech ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/czechs-ready-to-resume-talks-on-turow-with-poland---czech-minister-25064<p>The Czech environment minister said he hopes Poland and the Czech Republic will return to negotiations after the two countries had failed to reach an agreement over the Turow open-cast lignite mine located near the Czech border.</p>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 10:12:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgCzechs ready to resume talks on Turow with Poland - Czech ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/czechs-ready-to-resume-talks-on-turow-with-poland---czech-minister-25064Top court sitting on primacy of Constitution over EU law adjournedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-court-sitting-on-primacy-of-constitution-over-eu-law-adjourned-25062<p>The Constitutional Tribunal has adjourned its sitting regarding the supremacy of the Polish constitution over EU law, until October 7.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 18:01:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTop court sitting on primacy of Constitution over EU law adjournedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-court-sitting-on-primacy-of-constitution-over-eu-law-adjourned-25062Poland's 2020 arms exports reach nearly EUR 400 millionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-2020-arms-exports-reach-nearly-eur-400-million-25061<p>In 2020, 35 percent of Poland's arms and military equipment exports went to the USA, the Polish foreign ministry said on Thursday in a report.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 17:56:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's 2020 arms exports reach nearly EUR 400 millionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-2020-arms-exports-reach-nearly-eur-400-million-25061Poland's gross foreign debt slightly up q/q in Q2https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gross-foreign-debt-slightly-up-qq-in-q2-25057<p>Poland's gross foreign debt went up from EUR 307.6 billion in Q1 2021 to EUR 308.4 billion in Q2, after correction, the central bank has reported.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 16:51:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/81sdjtxyjgb5ry8gw4p0ac.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gross-foreign-debt-slightly-up-qq-in-q2-25057Fourth Covid wave likely to peak in Nov. or Dec., says health ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fourth-covid-wave-likely-to-peak-in-nov-or-dec-says-health-minister-25056<p>The Polish health minister has stated that a fourth coronavirus wave will likely peak in November, but that it is also possible that it will be delayed till December.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 16:48:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/03an7tibjyprbnaw6z59z3.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fourth-covid-wave-likely-to-peak-in-nov-or-dec-says-health-minister-25056Monetary council awaits interest rate hikes when pandemic stress subsideshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/monetary-council-awaits-interest-rate-hikes-when-pandemic-stress-subsides-25055<p>Most of Poland’s Monetary Policy Council (RPP) believes interest rate hikes will be possible only after the economic insecurity caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has died down.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 16:46:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMonetary council awaits interest rate hikes when pandemic stress subsideshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/monetary-council-awaits-interest-rate-hikes-when-pandemic-stress-subsides-25055Polish judges protest over disciplinary chamber continued operationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-judges-protest-over-disciplinary-chamber-continued-operations-25053<p>Eight judges from Poland's Supreme Court walked out of a meeting of the court's board on Thursday to protest against the continued operation of a Disciplinary Chamber in violation of a ruling the EU’s top court.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 16:43:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish judges protest over disciplinary chamber continued operationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-judges-protest-over-disciplinary-chamber-continued-operations-25053EU welcomes Polish province's retreat from LGBT declarationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-welcomes-polish-provinces-retreat-from-lgbt-declaration-25052<p>The European Commission (EC), the EU's executive arm, has praised the Polish province of Swietokrzyskie for annulling an LGBT declaration that it said violated minority rights.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 16:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1r9qih0he1c0itx07ahqo9.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-welcomes-polish-provinces-retreat-from-lgbt-declaration-25052State audit says Justice Ministry mismanaged money from Justice Fundhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/state-audit-says-justice-ministry-mismanaged-money-from-justice-fund-25051<p>An audit by a state body tasked with overseeing government spending says that the Justice Ministry improperly spent over PLN 280 million (EUR 60.3 million) from a special fund intended to support crime victims.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 16:34:00 +0200https://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgState audit says Justice Ministry mismanaged money from Justice Fundhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/state-audit-says-justice-ministry-mismanaged-money-from-justice-fund-25051Offering a sensitive balance between old and new, Browar Warszawski has given new wings to Poland’s booming craft sectorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/offering-a-sensitive-balance-between-old-and-new-browar-warszawski-has-given-new-wings-to-polands-booming-craft-sector-25048<p><span lang="EN-GB">Over the last month, no story has dominated the domestic lifestyle press in quite the same manner as the revival of the former Haberbusch &amp; Schiele brewery complex in Warsaw’s Wola district.</span></p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 16:20:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8ffd7dw0ifc6lfce48dkun.jpegFound at the very epicentre of the mixed-use Browary Warszawkie project, at a stroke it has opened a new door for Warsaw’s beer and craft food lovers while simultaneously bridging the past with the present.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/offering-a-sensitive-balance-between-old-and-new-browar-warszawski-has-given-new-wings-to-polands-booming-craft-sector-25048Former death camp secretary who skipped trial is caught after police launched manhunthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/manhunt-launched-for-former-death-camp-secretary-who-skipped-trial-25046<p>A 96-year-old woman who went on the run after getting in a taxi to stand trial for WWII war crimes has been caught.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 14:38:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pirjuwihrxdgew3u0yr6u.jpegThe 96-year-old woman widely named in German media as Irmgard Furchner was to stand trial today for assisting in the murder of 11,000 prisoners at the Nazi-German Stutthof camp during WWII.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/manhunt-launched-for-former-death-camp-secretary-who-skipped-trial-25046Cops kayak 760km to raise money for ex-service animals’ ‘retirement’ homehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cops-kayak-760km-to-raise-money-for-ex-service-animals-retirement-home-25043<p>A group of policemen from western Poland have completed a 760km Kayak ride across the country to raise money for a shelter that looks after retired service dogs and horses.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 13:31:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v9i27ifc0v0dj9z765t9i.jpegStarting out on the 11th of September from the village of Poraj in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, the charity trip involved a group of seven servicemen, who kayaked their way down 760km of the 808km complete length of the Warta in two-person teams.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cops-kayak-760km-to-raise-money-for-ex-service-animals-retirement-home-25043Poland's average corporate wage up 8.0 pct y/y in H1 - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-average-corporate-wage-up-80-pct-yy-in-h1---stats-office-25042<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage rose by 8.0 percent year on year to PLN 5,593.53 (EUR 1,206) in the first half of 2021, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 12:31:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pchcbpp3h1st23wvry33g.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-average-corporate-wage-up-80-pct-yy-in-h1---stats-office-25042Poland's unemployment rate flat at 3.4 pct in August - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-flat-at-34-pct-in-august---eurostat-25041<p>Poland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged month on month at 3.4 percent in August 2021, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 12:02:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's unemployment rate flat at 3.4 pct in August - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-flat-at-34-pct-in-august---eurostat-25041Poland may end Turów talks if Czechs not ready to accept proposal - dep FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-may-end-turow-talks-if-czechs-not-ready-to-accept-proposal---dep-fm-25040<p>Negotiations with the Czech Republic over the future of the Turów lignite mine cannot continue indefinitely if it is not interested in reaching an agreement, Poland’s deputy foreign minister has warned.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 11:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fbwy8qvvykq7brnr9jpae.jpegPrzydacz admitted that it is possible that Polish negotiators will return from Prague empty handed. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-may-end-turow-talks-if-czechs-not-ready-to-accept-proposal---dep-fm-25040Poland reports 1,208 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, 27 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1208-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-27-deaths-25039<p>Poland recorded 1,208 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 27 deaths over the past 24 hours to Thursday morning, against 1,234 cases reported on Wednesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 10:44:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1licn1mjtks75ckyg78feo.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1208-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-27-deaths-25039Longer state of emergency will improve security, gov't spokesman sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/longer-state-of-emergency-will-improve-security-govt-spokesman-says-25038<p>The government wants to prolong the state of emergency on the Polish-Belarusian border in order to contain the migrant crisis and have time to erect a more complete border fence, the government spokesman has said.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 10:20:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ugf5uqwwa6sw4d3hydd1a.jpegMueller said that if the situation on the border does not improve after the extra 60 days, the government will take measures it can under the law.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/longer-state-of-emergency-will-improve-security-govt-spokesman-says-25038Dep health minister says Poland already seeing fourth Covid wavehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/dep-health-minister-says-poland-already-seeing-fourth-covid-wave-25036<p>A deputy health minister has said Poland is now experiencing the fourth wave of the coronavirus epidemic, with 1,208 new infections and 27 deaths over the past 24 hours.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 09:31:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uoqvvbb148a1ebj01xxsk.jpeg"The fourth wave has become a fact," Waldemar Kraska told public broadcaster Polish Radio 24 on Thursday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/dep-health-minister-says-poland-already-seeing-fourth-covid-wave-25036Majority of Poles want shopping Sundays back - pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/majority-of-poles-want-shopping-sundays-back---poll-25034<p>More than half of Poles are in favour of restoring shopping on Sundays, a new poll has revealed.</p>Thu, 30 Sep 2021 09:07:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0qma3tkgugcpi4wacs8s7k.jpegAccording to a survey by UCE Research, 54.9 percent of consumers want a return to Sunday shopping, whereas 35.8 percent of them do not. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/majority-of-poles-want-shopping-sundays-back---poll-25034Poland sends Egypt over 100,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccinehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sends-egypt-over-100000-doses-of-astra-zeneca-vaccine-25033<p>Poland sent a consignment of over 100,000 doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine to Egypt on Wednesday, Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.</p>Wed, 29 Sep 2021 20:41:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wwtq5vhw5lf2gt0i8yy68w.jpeg"Over 100,000 vaccines against Covid-19 flew today from Warsaw to Cairo," the Foreign Ministry wrote on Twitter. (illustrative photo)https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sends-egypt-over-100000-doses-of-astra-zeneca-vaccine-25033Polish president signs motion for extending state of emergencyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-signs-motion-for-extending-state-of-emergency-25032<p>President Andrzej Duda has rubber-stamped a motion to the lower house of parliament to approve the extension of a state of emergency on the Polish-Belarusian border due to the migration issue.</p>Wed, 29 Sep 2021 20:04:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish president signs motion for extending state of emergencyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-signs-motion-for-extending-state-of-emergency-25032Vast majority of schools now functioning normally -- ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vast-majority-of-schools-now-functioning-normally----ministry-25030<p>Fewer than 1 percent of kindergartens and schools are using distance learning or hybrid tuition, according to the Education Ministry, despite rising Covid infection rates.</p>Wed, 29 Sep 2021 17:35:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nk9hwvt24pcw86t3717fn.jpegThe ministry's data came from education superintendents and were based on data from school and kindergarten directors.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vast-majority-of-schools-now-functioning-normally----ministry-25030Polish province in line for EU funding after dropping anti-LGBT resolutionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-province-in-line-for-eu-funding-after-dropping-anti-lgbt-resolution-25028<p>The Małopolskie province in southern Poland is set to resume talks with the European Commission on EU funding after it annulled its so-called anti-LGBT declaration, an official has said.</p>Wed, 29 Sep 2021 16:33:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/itlshgucpvldd9o5dkje.jpegThe head of the Małopolskie provincial assembly, Witold Kozłowski, said on Wednesday that he had received "verbal information from the representative of the European Commission that we are returning to talks about the REACT-EU programme."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-province-in-line-for-eu-funding-after-dropping-anti-lgbt-resolution-25028Interior minister to justify showing 'zoophile' migrant pictureshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/interior-minister-to-justify-showing-zoophile-migrant-pictures-25027<p>Poland's interior minister has said he will present to parliament further justification for publicising pictures, apparently found on a migrant’s phone, of a man appearing to be having sex with a cow despite it later emerging that the images had been lifted from an old video.</p>Wed, 29 Sep 2021 15:58:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yz9a3z82jvfhllmlxcktyq.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/interior-minister-to-justify-showing-zoophile-migrant-pictures-25027Stunning mural honours Kraków’s most renowned street musicianhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-mural-honours-krakows-most-renowned-street-musician-25024<p>Dubbed by some as “the Banksy of the countryside”, an artist whose work went internationally viral four-years ago has returned to the limelight after revealing his latest work: a tender homage to Kraków’s best-loved street musician.</p>Wed, 29 Sep 2021 15:22:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/62wozi5f9qe3pdyd56daqv.jpegNearly two decades after Stefan Dymiter’s death, artist Arkadiusz Andrejkow has celebrated the musician’s legacy by reviving a decrepit bus stop in the place of Dymiter’s birth.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-mural-honours-krakows-most-renowned-street-musician-25024EU home affairs chief to discuss border crisis with Polish interior ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-home-affairs-chief-to-discuss-border-crisis-with-polish-interior-minister-25022<p>Ylva Johansson, the EU's commissioner for home affairs, has said she will on Thursday meet with Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski to discuss the tense migration situation on the Polish-Belarusian border.</p>Wed, 29 Sep 2021 14:29:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sduqhjcqrxb98p7u2nekfu.jpegJohansson said on Wednesday she will meet Kaminski briefly at the airport on Thursday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-home-affairs-chief-to-discuss-border-crisis-with-polish-interior-minister-25022Gran-tastic! Tarnów 78-year-old proves she is fastest granny in the world after running up Tatras in less than two hourshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gran-tastic-tarnow-78-year-old-proves-she-is-fastest-granny-in-the-world-after-running-up-tatras-in-less-than-two-hours-25020<p><span lang="EN-GB">A 78-year-old grandmother has confirmed her place as ‘fastest granny in the world’ after running 7.8km from the town of Zakopane to the top of the Tatra’s Kasprowy Wierch in just under two hours.</span></p>Wed, 29 Sep 2021 14:24:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5a7fu6wratwykza2yjbcm.pngSprightly Barbara Prymakowska outshone other pensioners in the over 60’s category of the race after running up the Kasprowy Wierch peak 1,986 metres above sea level in a staggering 1hr, 45 minutes.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gran-tastic-tarnow-78-year-old-proves-she-is-fastest-granny-in-the-world-after-running-up-tatras-in-less-than-two-hours-25020Was ancient ‘Royal Curse’ behind mysterious deaths of researchers who uncovered long lost chamber of kings?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/was-ancient-royal-curse-behind-mysterious-deaths-of-researchers-who-uncovered-long-lost-chamber-of-kings-25016<p><span lang="EN-GB">When flooding engulfed the crypt of the cathedral in Vilnius seventy years ago this month, Polish researchers working at the site scrambled to save the precious building.</span></p>Wed, 29 Sep 2021 12:26:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q79cz8uuso3r3q7k97yef.pngFollowing the discovery of the remains of Polish kings and queens, those involved began to die.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/was-ancient-royal-curse-behind-mysterious-deaths-of-researchers-who-uncovered-long-lost-chamber-of-kings-25016Poland warns EU of further migrant pressure from Belarushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-warns-eu-of-further-migrant-pressure-from-belarus-25015<p>Poland has informed the EU that it experts further attempts by Midfdle Eastern migrants to enter its territory from Belarus.</p>Wed, 29 Sep 2021 12:10:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland warns EU of further migrant pressure from Belarushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-warns-eu-of-further-migrant-pressure-from-belarus-25015Poland reports 1234 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 22 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1234-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-22-deaths-25013<p>Poland recorded 1234 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 22 deaths over the past 24 hours to Wednesday morning, against 975 cases reported on Tuesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:16:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j9vv5oib56s3mgnwihpeen.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-1234-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-22-deaths-25013Poland crosses 4th Covid wave thresholdhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-crosses-4th-covid-wave-threshold-25012<p>Poland has crossed the 1200 Covid-19 infection threshold which marks the onset of the 4th wave of the disease, the health minister said on Wednesday morning.</p>Wed, 29 Sep 2021 09:35:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q7p0npkurv4elznd28tdd.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-crosses-4th-covid-wave-threshold-25012Polish president opts for extension of state of emergencyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-opts-for-extension-of-state-of-emergency-25010<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda has responded favourably to the government's request to prolong a state of emergency at the Polish-Belarusian border.</p>Tue, 28 Sep 2021 19:47:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/aug20fgbc149u421zuo85p.jpegThe president made it clear that he will rubber stamp the government's motion and then ask the lower house of parliament to approve the extension.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-opts-for-extension-of-state-of-emergency-25010Poland still not paying fine for not closing disputed lignite minehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-still-not-paying-fine-for-not-closing-disputed-lignite-mine-25005<p>Poland has not yet started paying a EUR 500,000 daily fine for its failure to suspend operations at the Turów open-cast lignite mine, a government spokesman said.</p>Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:06:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/22u7vpb67fnp8uotpxe64.jpeg"No payment has yet been made," Piotr Mueller told reporters on Tuesday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-still-not-paying-fine-for-not-closing-disputed-lignite-mine-25005Gov't to ask president for extension of state of emergencyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-to-ask-president-for-extension-of-state-of-emergency-25004<p>The government will ask the president for a 60-day extension to the state of emergency in areas close to the Polish-Belarusian border, a government spokesperson said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:47:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qoskiuqy8qeo20algzli6.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-to-ask-president-for-extension-of-state-of-emergency-25004Gov't approves draft budget for 2022 with deficit at EUR 6.7 blnhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-approves-draft-budget-for-2022-with-deficit-at-eur-67-bln-25002<p>Poland's budget deficit is likely to come to PLN 30.9 billion (EUR 6.7 billion) in 2022 under the budget bill approved by the government on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:43:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgGov't approves draft budget for 2022 with deficit at EUR 6.7 blnhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-approves-draft-budget-for-2022-with-deficit-at-eur-67-bln-25002Toruń restorer reveals stunning results of ‘magic’ chapel restoration in Notre-Dame Cathedralhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-restoration-team-reveals-stunning-effects-of-magic-chapel-restored-in-notre-dame-cathedral-25000<p>A Polish restoration specialist working on the reconstruction of the interior of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, has revealed exclusive new photographs showing the stunning results on one of the Cathedral’s 24 chapels.</p>Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:36:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kvzsnrjaqsv3pepznpnzh.pngDevastated by fire in 2019, since 2020 the specialist has been helping to lovingly restore the world’s famous Cathedral.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-restoration-team-reveals-stunning-effects-of-magic-chapel-restored-in-notre-dame-cathedral-25000Self-service ‘honesty shop’ where customers are trusted to not steal goods or cash is doing a roaring tradehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/self-service-honesty-shop-where-customers-are-trusted-to-not-steal-goods-or-cash-is-doing-a-roaring-trade-24998<p>A fruit farmer from Gdynia is proving to be a hit with locals and hikers after opening an ‘honesty store’ offering fresh raspberries, homemade jams and juices.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:11:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ko4fzqzpk1bo3h9ziavym.jpegWith just a price list, the products on display and a cash box where shoppers leave their money, Daniel Wojtyński’s little self-service shop has become a hit with both locals and hikers.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/self-service-honesty-shop-where-customers-are-trusted-to-not-steal-goods-or-cash-is-doing-a-roaring-trade-24998S&P raises Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-raises-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-for-2021-24997<p>Rating agency Standard and Poor's (S&amp;P) has raised Poland's economic growth forecast to 5.1 percent in 2021 from the 4.5 percent expected earlier.</p>Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:22:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgS&P raises Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-raises-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-for-2021-24997Pandemic restrictions to remain unchanged in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pandemic-restrictions-to-remain-unchanged-in-poland-24996<p>Poland plans no changes to its Covid-19 restrictions until October 31, 2021, according to a draft ordinance issued by the government.</p>Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:20:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPandemic restrictions to remain unchanged in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pandemic-restrictions-to-remain-unchanged-in-poland-24996Poland reports 975 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 29 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-975-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-29-deaths-24995<p>Poland recorded 975 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 29 deaths over the past 24 hours to Tuesday morning, against 421 cases reported on Monday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:43:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/73a95v97jvmdhycfod1njf.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-975-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-29-deaths-24995Ruling party leads support poll but no new votershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-leads-support-poll-but-no-new-voters-24993<p>Law and Justice (PiS), the dominant party in Poland’s ruling coalition government, remains the most popular party, according to an IBRiS opinion poll.</p>Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:35:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/l9tke7fo04cvwlaut1s0im.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-leads-support-poll-but-no-new-voters-24993Customs officers seize huge consignment of UK-bound illegal tobaccohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/customs-officers-intercept-huge-consignment-of-uk-bound-illegal-tobacco-24991<p>Customs officials in the city of Poznan discovered six tons of illegal tobacco hidden in a consignment of engine parts owing to the smell of the leafy product.</p>Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:29:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hopzev8mk9o2lt9nr9hj2.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/customs-officers-intercept-huge-consignment-of-uk-bound-illegal-tobacco-24991Polish president appears on Fox Newshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-appears-on-fox-news-24989<p>Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, made a prime-time appearance on the Fox News television channel for an interview with conservative star Tucker Carlson.</p>Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:20:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/izeiujuhuaj1lhy4urx7n4.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-appears-on-fox-news-24989Warsaw airport sees recovery after pandemic yearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-airport-sees-recovery-after-pandemic-year-24985<p>After the first nine months of 2021, Warsaw Chopin Airport is on track to match passenger figures for the whole of 2020, the year when the coronavirus pandemic raged across the world, crippling air traffic.</p>Mon, 27 Sep 2021 17:55:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cleeqy4rxugr3acgx5d3qm.jpegWarsaw Chopin Airport is the biggest airport in Poland. In 2020, it suffered a 70.9-percent drop in passenger numbers.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-airport-sees-recovery-after-pandemic-year-24985Tension mounts at Polish-Belarus border, ministers sayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tension-mounts-at-polish-belarus-border-ministers-say-24983<p>The situation on the Polish-Belarusian border, where hundreds of migrants are trying to enter Poland and thus the EU, is extremely tense, including due to provocations from Belarusian state services, two Polish ministers have said.</p>Mon, 27 Sep 2021 17:20:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cx2856b9wf7wf4g5ow7i0h.jpegInterior Minister Mariusz Kamiński (R) and Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak (L) held a joint press conference on Monday to report on the situation on Poland's eastern border.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tension-mounts-at-polish-belarus-border-ministers-say-24983Three more provinces drop anti-LGBT resolutionshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-more-provinces-drop-anti-lgbt-resolutions-24982<p>Two Polish provinces - Lubelskie in eastern Poland and Podkarpackie in the southeast of the country, repealed anti-LGBT resolutions on Monday.</p>Mon, 27 Sep 2021 16:17:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgThree more provinces drop anti-LGBT resolutionshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-more-provinces-drop-anti-lgbt-resolutions-24982Gdańsk biologist is first Pole to win prestigious award for her ground-breaking work on Alzheimer’s curehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdansk-biologist-is-first-pole-to-win-prestigious-award-for-her-ground-breaking-work-on-alzheimers-cure-24980<p>A Gdańsk scientist has become the first Pole in history to win the prestigious Future Science Future Star Award for her ground-breaking work on finding a cure for Alzheimer and Huntington's diseases.</p>Mon, 27 Sep 2021 15:22:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t2fxirlxppmacu55jz60s.jpegDr. Karolina Pierzynowska scooped the award for her innovative work using genistein, a naturally occurring isoflavone that is found in soybeans which has “great potential in the treatment of Huntington's disease and Alzheimer's disease.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdansk-biologist-is-first-pole-to-win-prestigious-award-for-her-ground-breaking-work-on-alzheimers-cure-24980Talks with Poland on National Recovery Plan continue EC sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/talks-with-poland-on-national-recovery-plan-continue-ec-says-24978<p>A spokesperson for the European Commission (EC) has said no date has been set for the end of talks between Poland and the EC on the Polish National Recovery Plan.</p>Mon, 27 Sep 2021 14:47:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTalks with Poland on National Recovery Plan continue EC sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/talks-with-poland-on-national-recovery-plan-continue-ec-says-24978Shots fired into air at Belarus border says defence minhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shots-fired-into-air-at-belarus-border-says-defence-min-24976<p>Poland’s defence minister has said Belarusian forces have fired shots into the air and thrown firecrackers at Polish troops serving on the border with Belarus.</p>Mon, 27 Sep 2021 14:04:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kd0pdrv7fvirrfu4azgjmh.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shots-fired-into-air-at-belarus-border-says-defence-min-24976Family home in southern Poland voted world’s BEST private residencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/family-home-in-southern-poland-voted-worlds-best-private-residence-24974<p><span lang="EN-GB">Referencing the region’s rich architectural heritage, a house in southern Poland has been named as “the world’s best private residence” at this year’s Global Architecture &amp; Design Awards.</span></p>Mon, 27 Sep 2021 13:55:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qwmq0t6hzmghxide9bm2wb.pngVoted on at this year’s Global Architecture & Design Awards, the property designed by BXB Studio Bogusław Barnaś was chosen for its striking features include a glorious exterior in tune with its surroundings.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/family-home-in-southern-poland-voted-worlds-best-private-residence-24974Interior min wants emergency state at border with Belarus prolongedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/interior-min-wants-emergency-state-at-border-with-belarus-prolonged-24972<p>Poland’s interior minister has said he wants to extend the state of emergency covering areas bordering Belarus owing to the large number of migrants trying to illegally enter Poland.</p>Mon, 27 Sep 2021 13:50:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gt9jlexiwv91ep00p4abe6.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/interior-min-wants-emergency-state-at-border-with-belarus-prolonged-24972Harrowing letters from WWII concentration camp children reveal deprivation and starvationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/harrowing-letters-from-wwii-concentration-camp-children-reveal-deprivation-and-starvation-24970<p><span lang="EN-GB">“Please send me some grey soap and a spoon, because I have nothing to eat with [...] Please send me some saccharine [...] Mummy, make me 20 pancakes...”</span></p>Mon, 27 Sep 2021 13:33:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wwdh4flndjcb92bjf2yf.pngWhile examining documents in private collections, historians from the Museum of Polish Children - Victims of Totalitarianism found eight letters written by children who had been imprisoned in what was called the Preventive Camp for Young Poles of the Security Police in Łódź (Jugendverwahrlager der Sicherheitspolizei in Litzmannstadt).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/harrowing-letters-from-wwii-concentration-camp-children-reveal-deprivation-and-starvation-24970No new restrictions planned says health ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-new-restrictions-planned-says-health-minister-24968<p>The government has no plans to introduce tighter Covid-19 restrictions, the health minister said Monday.</p>Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:36:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d6s5tn7orupatg9uuzy8rb.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-new-restrictions-planned-says-health-minister-24968Poland aims to increase gold reserveshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-aims-to-increase-gold-reserves-24966<p>Poland wants to build up its gold reserves, the head of the National Bank of Poland (NBP) has said in an interview.</p>Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:18:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/itb3uadoyfphuwqhhgav.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-aims-to-increase-gold-reserves-24966Poland reports 421 new coronavirus cases on Monday, no deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-421-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-no-deaths-24965<p>Poland recorded 421 new confirmed coronavirus cases and no deaths over the past 24 hours to Monday morning, against 643 cases reported on Sunday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Mon, 27 Sep 2021 11:15:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/h4l2s2fytridb3ke4giiho.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-421-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-no-deaths-24965Justice Min hopes top court "will behave properly" in EU law primacy casehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/justice-min-hopes-top-court-will-behave-properly-in-eu-law-primacy-case-24963<p>Poland’s justice minister has said that he hopes the country’s Constitutional Tribunal “will behave properly” and confirm that the Polish constitution takes primacy over EU law.</p>Mon, 27 Sep 2021 10:32:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgJustice Min hopes top court "will behave properly" in EU law primacy casehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/justice-min-hopes-top-court-will-behave-properly-in-eu-law-primacy-case-24963