The First NewsSun, 08 Dec 2019 22:54:07 +0100Poland seeks to expand its Territorial Defence Force - deputy PM<p>Poland will focus on expanding the Polish armed forces, both professional and the Territorial Defence Force (WOT), Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin said on Sunday.</p>Sun, 08 Dec 2019 20:54:00 +0100News & Politics War director wins EFA People's Choice Award in Berlin<p>Polish film director Paweł Pawlikowski on Saturday won the People's Choice Award 2019 for his film Cold War at the 32nd European Film Awards (EFA) in Berlin.</p>Sun, 08 Dec 2019 17:59:00 +0100Art & Culture confronts racism with photo exhibition of Vietnamese community<p><span lang="EN-GB">A Polish artist based in the UK has taken photos of Poland’s Vietnamese community to undermine harmful stereotypes and show an often overlooked community in a new light.</span></p>Sun, 08 Dec 2019 17:37:00 +0100Art & CultureLife pictures show Vietnamese Poles in settings that fail to conform to the stereotypes that surround them. Poland’s Tchórz wins backstroke bronze in Glasgow<p>Alicja Tchórz of Poland has taken bronze in the women’s 50 metres backstroke at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.</p>Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:49:00 +0100Sport Xmas fair in Budapest<p>A Polish Christmas fair with products made chiefly by Poles residing in Hungary opened on Saturday in Budapest. A part of the proceeds will go to charity.</p>Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:39:00 +0100BusinessLife shopping malls stand proud despite threat posed by online retail<p><span lang="EN-GB">With Christmas just a week or so away people by the million are indulging in a buying frenzy that may well bring tears of joy to retailers across the country.</span></p>Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:17:00 +0100Business centres are now the leading destination for Polish shoppers. kill a king: spine-chilling ledger now on show provides details on assassination attempt of King Zygmunt III<p><span lang="EN-GB">When on a cold November day in 1620, Poland’s king Zygmunt III took the short walk from the Royal Palace in Warsaw’s Old Town to St. John’s collegiate church round the corner nobody was expecting trouble.</span></p>Sun, 08 Dec 2019 12:05:00 +0100Art & CultureHistory details. The accounting ledger detailing the costs of the execution. final countdown: returned to its former glory Foksal 13/15 will open soon<p><span lang="EN-GB">As work on one of Poland’s most prestigious residential developments reaches its climax, finer details have emerged of the extravagant luxuries that await inside as well as the restored and reclaimed elements that stand to ensure the entry of Foksal 13/15 into the country’s growing pantheon of super-lux accommodation.</span></p><p><br></p>Sat, 07 Dec 2019 18:45:00 +0100BusinessArt & Culture wraps for ages while undergoing an extensive restoration and renovation Foksal 13/15 is now ready to take its place on Warsaw’s skyline again. speaks with Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian gov't leaders<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki spoke with the government leaders of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia at a round of B3 format (the Baltic states and Poland) talks in the Latvian capital Riga, Morawiecki's office informed on Friday evening.</p>Sat, 07 Dec 2019 16:00:00 +0100News & Politics meat: Warsaw shines as a best place to eat vegan<p><span lang="EN-GB">Already the subject of many column inches, Warsaw’s vegan scene is back in the media spotlight after it was declared the sixth most vegan-friendly city in the world in the latest global rankings to be released by HappyCow, the planet’s most comprehensive guide to the plant-based lifestyle.</span></p>Sat, 07 Dec 2019 14:44:00 +0100BusinessLife waitress navigates the tables at Warsaw’s Tel Aviv Urban Food, one of the first vegan eateries to open in Warsaw. Morawiecki praises Germany not forgetting WWII crimes in Poland<p>It is important that German authorities have not forgotten the crimes committed by Nazi Germany on Polish territory during WWII, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said, referring to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz.</p>Sat, 07 Dec 2019 14:10:00 +0100News & Politics photos show how Polish soldiers brought Christmas spirit to kids in war-torn Italy<p><span lang="EN-GB">Most people would have forgiven the men of 6th Armoured Regiment, part of the 2nd Warsaw Armoured Brigade, if they had been lacking in Christmas cheer in December 1944. Part of allied armies involved in the bitter slog up German-occupied Italy they had fought at Monte Cassino and battled their way into the city of Piedmont. Hard fights, blood spilled and friends lost.</span></p>Sat, 07 Dec 2019 11:40:00 +0100Art & CultureHistory Stuart armoured vehicle brings Officer Cadet Edward Wojczak, dressed as St Nicholas, and local girl to the Mikołajki celebrations. attends Polish Football Association centenary<p>President Andrzej Duda on Friday in Warsaw attended a gala marking the 100th anniversary of the Polish Football Association (PZPN). In his address he said that over the years Polish footballers have provided Poles with "many unforgettable moments."</p>Sat, 07 Dec 2019 09:50:00 +0100Sport Film About Witold Pilecki?<p>Five months after its release, British author Jack Fairweather's bookabout Auschwitz hero Witold Pilecki has become a best-seller andnominated for the presitigious Costa Book Award. Our host Patrick Ney catches up with Jack to find out...</p><p>- How Americans have reacted to Witold Pilecki's story</p><p>- When the Polish language book will be out (Exclusive)</p><p>- Whether a hollywood Film about Pilecki is REALLY going to happen</p><p>Facebook - Watch the emotional episode were Jack and Marek Ostrowski<br>meet up: <a href=""></a>&nbsp;</p><p>YouTube Watch the emotional episode were Jack and Marek Ostrowski meet<br>up:&nbsp;<a href="">;</a>&nbsp;</p>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 20:06:00 +0100HistoryHeart of Poland fishy? Scientist invents energy bar made from carp<p>Scientists in Kraków have developed an energy bar with an unexpected but nutritious ingredient - carp.</p>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:10:00 +0100BusinessScience energy bar which looks like a Mars bar is being developed by scientists in Kraków. PM, German chancellor attend Auschwitz foundation anniversary<p>Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and three former inmates of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz on Friday attended ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation at the former camp's site.</p>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:20:00 +0100News & Politics's ceremony took place in the so-called central sauna building within the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp, where the Nazis registered the incoming inmates, depriving them of their names and replacing them with numbers. seize two tonnes of cocaine disguised as chalk and worth over 2 billion PLN in largest drugs bust in 30 years<p>Police have seized over 2 billion PLN worth of cocaine following a months-long investigation into a Colombian cartel trafficking ring.</p>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:11:00 +0100News & Politics seven traffickers belonging to a Colombian drugs cartel were seized during a dramatic swoop on Gdynia and a warehouse in Wielkopolska. army to offer help to Albania after earthquake<p>A group of Polish army officers are to travel to Albania to assess the scope of aid it can offer to Albania after the country suffered a major earthquake.</p>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:46:00 +0100News & Politics 6.4-magnitude quake, Albania's worst ever, was centred 30 km west of the capital Tirana. Merkel, Mateusz Morawiecki arrive at Auschwitz<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday morning arrived at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz in south Poland as the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation marks its 10th anniversary.</p>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:59:00 +0100News & Politics and Morawiecki started their visit at the crematorium building and are then going to pass under the main gate, bearing the infamous sign in German "Arbeit macht frei" (Work sets you free). of sketches and drawings reveal little-known side of film director Andrzej Wajda<p>A new exhibition shows a fascinating side to Oscar-winning film director Andrzej Wajda by demonstrating his love for Japan with a series of his personal drawings.</p>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:04:00 +0100Art & Culture having a string of award-winning films to his name, the director’s first love was painting. to co-host European volleyball championships in 2021<p>Poland will co-host the European Volleyball Championships tournament to take place in 2021.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 19:19:00 +0100Sport the prize goes to… National winners pick up prized gong at European Business Awards<p><span lang="EN-GB">Hundreds of business leaders from across Europe piled into Warsaw on December 3-4 for one of the continent’s most prestigious business awards gala.</span></p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:59:00 +0100Business's Gareth Davies (left) and Szymon Szczepanowski receive their award from Adrian Tripp (right), CEO of the European Business Awards. gas blast kills eight in south Poland<p>Following a tragic gas explosion in Szczyrk, southern Poland, in which eight people were killed, expressions of sympathy were extended to families of the victims by top Polish politicians.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:20:00 +0100News & PoliticsLife the first sitting of the newly established Family Council, PM Mateusz Morawiecki asked the gathering to hold a minute of silence to honour the victims of the tragic explosion in Szczyrk. Traces: Barcelona II<p>Krzysztof visits a TV company in Barcelona to find out why one of their hit shows which has been running for 14 years is called Polonia.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:10:00 +0100Polish traces Traces: Barcelona II designs: Skawina firm to build world’s TALLEST modular hotel<p>Manufactured in Poland before being shipped across the Atlantic, work is underway on what will become the world’s tallest modular hotel.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:58:00 +0100BusinessStart-ups out at around 100,000 square feet, the hotel will eclipse the nearby citizenM New York Bowery Hotel by five floors to claim the world record as its own. mission to fly 100 tonnes of WWII gold from London to Warsaw 80 years after being hidden from the Nazis<p>It sounds like something out of a James Bond film: 20 billion PLN worth of gold flown from London in a top-secret mission.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:10:00 +0100News & Politics 8,000 gold bars were received by an elite police unit before being taken to secret National Bank vaults in what has been described as being one of the biggest private movements of gold between banks in the world. appoints acclaimed sportswoman as Polish sports minister<p>President Andrzej Duda on Thursday appointed Danuta Dmowska-Andrzejuk, an acclaimed epee fencer, as the new Polish sports minister. Earlier, the president recalled PM Mateusz Morawiecki from this post, which he had held since the swearing-in of his cabinet on November 15.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:59:00 +0100News & PoliticsSport"I am glad that PM Morawiecki has chosen a person who is so perfect for this important post," President Duda said, underlining that Dmowska-Andrzejuk was, above all, a great Polish athlete. MoD, president's aide praise outcome of NATO summit in London<p>Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said after the NATO summit in London that "the security of Poland and the eastern flank of the alliance have been ensured, also owing to Poland's activity." The Polish president's aide said the summit confirmed NATO's unity.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:51:00 +0100News & Politics to President Duda's meeting with his French counterpart, Szczerski said that the Polish head of state had been assured by President Emmanuel Macron that there was no collision between the development of European and Atlantic security, and that they should strengthen each other. bodies found in debris of house destroyed by gas blast in Poland<p>Eight bodies of four adults and four children have been found by rescuers in the debris of a house destroyed by a gas explosion in the town of Szczyrk, southern Poland, Silesian provincial governor Jarosław Wieczorek reported on Thursday noon.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:17:00 +0100Life"The rescue operation is being carried out in very difficult conditions,” said Silesian provincial governor Jarosław Wieczorek. NATO summit a success for Alliance and Poland - president<p>The NATO summit in London was a success for the North Atlantic Alliance and for Poland, President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday after the close of the conference, called to mark the 70th anniversary of NATO</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 22:09:00 +0100News & Politics of media discussed at Polish Press Agency conference<p><span lang="EN-US">People, supported by modern technologies, are the future of media, said Minister of Digital Affairs Marek Zagorski during the 2nd Media of the Future conference, organised by the Polish Press Agency in cooperation with international experts, on Wednesday, in Warsaw.</span></p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 21:11:00 +0100Business named 2021 head of European Regulators Group for Postal Services<p>The president of Poland's Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), Marcin Cichy, has been unanimously chosen to head the European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP) in 2021, UKE announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:53:00 +0100News & Politics You There? Coastal town of Świnoujście named one of the world’s top 10 up-and-coming destinations for 2020<p><span lang="EN-GB">Already regarded as one of the country’s favourite summer havens, the town of Świnoujście could yet see a further influx of international tourists after London’s Evening Standard became the latest paper to shortlist the north-eastern beach resort as being among the planet’s ten most up-and-coming destinations for 2020.</span></p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 15:44:00 +0100BusinessLife as “the Queen of Polish Beaches”, the sands of Świnoujście stretch for ten kilometres in all, often reaching 200 metres in width. find ‘impossibly huge’ black hole with a mass 70 times GREATER than the sun<p>Astronomers have been left dumbfounded after discovering a massive black hole with a mass 70 times greater than the sun.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:09:00 +0100Science newly-discovered black hole is 15,000 light-years from Earth and so far scientists had only known of black holes with masses below 50 times that of the sun. officials send best wishes to miners on St. Barbara's day<p>On the occasion of St. Barbara’s Day, Barbórka, the Day of Miners in Poland, Poland's top officials sent their good wishes to miners in all regions of Poland.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 13:35:00 +0100News & Politics wishes were expressed by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki who wrote on Twitter that the Barbórka has a great tradition and is a special and unique holiday because St. Barbara is the patron saint of miners. sues Facebook over doctored photo of him with a dog<p>An MEP has said he will sue Facebook for failing to deal with posts containing incorrect and defaming material about him.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:32:00 +0100News & Politics Jaki says that a photograph of him standing on a hill side was doctored to include a Labrador dog with the caption “me and my rablador” to make him look stupid. Angeles museum unveils plaque commemorating Poles who saved Jews<p>Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust has unveiled a plaque commemorating Poles who saved Jews during the Second World War under a tree dedicated to Poles at the museum's Pan Pacific Park.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:56:00 +0100History plaque was unveiled on the initiative of President Andrzej Duda's office in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. promoted changes in Poland and abroad - Pope Francis<p>Pope Francis told representatives of Solidarity on Wednesday that the union was a promoter of political and social change in Poland, as well as beyond the country's borders.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:33:00 +0100News & Politics Francis thanked the trade unionists for their "service to the common good and individual professional groups in Poland." honours Outstanding Poles in France<p>Polish scientists, artists, politicians, doctors and social activists were honoured at the 6th edition of the Outstanding Poles in France competition, distinguishing Poles who stand out in their professions and promote Poland in France, at a gala in Paris on Tuesday.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 10:26:00 +0100News & Politics of the special awards was presented to the historian, writer and journalist Piotr Witt, a political commentator working for Radio Free Europe from the 1980s until the station's closure. a poultry leader in Europe<p>Production of chicks in Poland has again broken records, with hatcheries delivering almost 122 million one-day-old chicks in October. As a consequence, the supply of chickens is increasing and Poland is strengthening its position as a poultry leader in Europe.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 09:19:00 +0100Business half the poultry slaughtered in Poland goes for export, mostly to EU countries. most disabled-friendly city in EC<p>Warsaw has been named Europe's most disabled-friendly city in the EC's Access City 2020 competition, Warsaw Deputy Mayor Pawel Rabiej informed on Tuesday. Tuesday marks the UN's International Day of Persons with Disabilities.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 22:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsLife financial system is stable, risks are moderate - central bank<p>The National Bank of Poland (NBP) wrote in a December 2019 Financial Stability Report that the Polish financial system was stable while the systemic risk remained at a moderate level.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 18:19:00 +0100News & Politics students' results in top three in international study - minister<p>The results of Polish teenagers taking part in the PISA 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment are ranked among the top three in various categories in Europe, Education Minister Dariusz Piontkowski said on Tuesday.</p><article><br></article>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 17:47:00 +0100Life striker Lewandowski named 8th best player in the world<p><span lang="EN-GB">Robert Lewandowski has been</span><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;voted the eighth best player in the world at the prestigious Ballon D’Or awards.</span></p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:30:00 +0100Sport voted 8th best player in the world at prestigious Ballon D’Or awards. Duda praises NATO for its presence on eastern flank<p>Attending a two-day NATO gathering in London, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that the alliance's military presence on its eastern flank was NATO's biggest achievement in recent years.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 14:26:00 +0100News & Politics took part in a Tuesday session titled 'NATO Engages: Defence and Deterrence for a New Era.' artists, painters and singers known as ‘Anders’ Artists’ remembered in stunning new album<p>A new album follows the footsteps of “Anders’ Artists”, the Polish painters, singers and other cultural figures who settled in Britain after World War II.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 14:10:00 +0100Art & CultureHistory of Polish cultural figures associated with Anders’ soldiers or the Polish émigré community in post-war Britain appear in the new album. Traces – Barcelona<p>In Barcelona, Krzysztof meets Magda from Warsaw to find out about the differences and similarities between the Polish and Catalan cultures.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 13:08:00 +0100LifePolish traces Traces – Barcelona, Turkish presidents discuss Baltic states ahead of NATO summit<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda held a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Monday to discuss Turkey's support for NATO plans for the Baltic region, before flying to London for a NATO summit, Duda's chief aide has said.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 12:04:00 +0100News & Politics Duda and Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the meeting in 2017. Bridge terror hero named as kitchen porter Łukasz Koczocik<p>The Polish hero who tackled London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan has been identified as Łukasz Koczocik.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:22:00 +0100News & Politics Polish hero has been identified as 38-year-old Łukasz Koczocik. receives EUR 1.59 bln from EU funds in October - MinFin<p>Poland received EUR 1.59 billion from EU funds in October 2019, including EUR 218.14 million in current transfers and EUR 1.37 billion in capital transfers, the Finance Ministry said in a Tuesday statement.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:07:00 +0100Business receives EUR 1.59 bln from EU funds in October - MinFin president's rep to visit UN headquarters in NY on Friday<p>Krzysztof Szczerski, head of the Polish President's Office, will pay a visit to New York on Friday in connection with the upcoming conclusion of Poland's two-year non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:51:00 +0100News & Politics Szczerski will hold meetings with high ranking officials of the UN secretariat. Nobelist Olga Tokarczuk to establish foundation<p>Support and promotion of Polish and global art and culture, promotion of human rights and civil freedoms and support for environmental activities are all aims to be included in the statute of a foundation Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk intends to found.</p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:01:00 +0100Art & Culture solar-powered outdoor furniture that helps you stay connected<p><span lang="EN-US">An innovate Polish company has designed an array of solar powered devices that could help the connected generation’s electrical devices stay charged.</span></p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 15:38:00 +0100Business company has already had domestic and international success, selling to Germany, Austria and throughout Poland. Sweeeet! Adorable cheetah cubs born in Śląsk zoo<p>Two gorgeous cheetah cubs have been delighting keepers at Śląsk Zoo in Chorzów after being born to proud mum Mambo.</p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 15:00:00 +0100Life adorable balls of fur arrived on October 3rd but the zoo has only now made the announcement. official hands over presidency of climate summit to Chile<p>Polish Minister of Climate and COP24 President Michał Kurtyka handed over to Chile in Madrid on Monday the presidency of the UN climate summit, the position he held since the previous conference in Katowice, southern Poland, last December.</p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 13:33:00 +0100News & Politics post of COP25 president will now be held by Chilean Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt. as Amazon puts Auschwitz Christmas tree ornaments online<p>Online shopping giant Amazon has come under fire after Christmas tree ornaments, bottle openers and a mousepad showing scenes of Auschwitz death camp where over 1 million people were murdered during WWII appeared for sale on its website.</p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 11:59:00 +0100BusinessHistory tasteless decorations showing scenes from the extermination camp where over 1 million people were murdered cost around 50 PLN. must receive proper compensation for energy system change - PM<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said before the beginning of the COP 25 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid on Monday that Poland must be offered special compensation for its effort to change its energy system and reduce emissions.</p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 11:34:00 +0100News & Politics Morawiecki underlined transformation costs and said that Poland could make more efforts to change its energy system and reduce emissions but "must be properly compensated" so that it could adjust its energy system. EC president and Polish PM receives Marion Doenhoff award<p>Former European Council President and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk was distinguished with the Marion Doenhoff prize for international understanding and reconciliation in Hamburg, on Sunday.</p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:21:00 +0100News & Politics EC president and Polish PM receives Marion Doenhoff award financial conditions of EU climate strategy needed - minister<p>Polish Climate Minister Michał Kurtyka believes that in order to implement a long-term EU climate strategy, including plans to reach climate neutrality by 2050, it is necessary to define its financial conditions and ensure social approval.</p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 09:44:00 +0100News & Politics to Kurtyka, Poland is a country that can benefit from this transformation, but "the scope of investment challenges and financial needs are considerable." PM to state importance of climate change at COP25 summit in Spain<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will begin a two-day visit to Spain on Monday, where he will take part in the first day of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid.</p>Sun, 01 Dec 2019 18:51:00 +0100News & Politics PM to state importance of climate change at COP25 summit in Spain expects unity declaration at NATO summit - presidential aide<p>President Andrzej Duda expects a clear statement of NATO unity at the Alliance's forthcoming summit in London, the head of Duda's office Krzysztof Szczerski said on Sunday.</p>Sun, 01 Dec 2019 18:26:00 +0100News & Politics expects unity declaration at NATO summit - presidential aide returns: famed building re-occupies its spot in central Warsaw after complete rebuild<p>Regarded as one of the most iconic buildings of the PRL period, the Rotunda in central Warsaw is again open following a two-year revitalization project that saw the structure redeveloped in a bid to update it for modern times. Owned by PKO BP Bank, its return was timed to coincide with the bank’s own centenary celebrations.</p>Sun, 01 Dec 2019 17:23:00 +0100BusinessHistory new building has remained faithful to the design the original and boasts the same jagged-roof design. to host Internet Governance Forum in 2020<p>The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in Katowice, southern Poland, in 2020. The nomination was announced during the closing ceremony of the14th edition of the event held in Berlin, the Digital Affairs Ministry has announced.</p>Sun, 01 Dec 2019 14:50:00 +0100Business Minister of Digital Affairs Wanda Buk said that effective digital transformation will become a condition of the development of companies, societies, and the global economy. lights festival lights up Warsaw’s winter<p>From dragons and pandas to martial arts and ancient warriors, a Chinese lights festival will bring illumination and Far-Eastern culture to Warsaw’s Fort Bema. The festival in previous years has been seen by hundreds in thousands in locations ranging from the US to Belarus, and should also be a hit during its 10-week stint in Poland.</p>Sun, 01 Dec 2019 14:39:00 +0100Art & Culture festival of lights brings a bit of Far Eastern dazzle to the long, cold nights of the nation’s capital.‘Cold War’ star Kot set to hit the international silver screen again in sci-fi murder film<p>‘Cold War’ star Tomasz Kot is set to appear in another international production - Robert Hloz’s ‘Restore Point’. The actor, who won plaudits around the world for ‘Cold War’, will star in a Czech sci-fi movie, shot in English, that depicts Europe in 2038, where every citizen has the right to be revived in case of an unnatural death.</p>Sun, 01 Dec 2019 11:50:00 +0100Art & Culture known in Poland for many years, Kot has now started to grab international attention. Poles on ECM<p>ECM stands for Editions of Contemporary Music and the name is right. You will find both jazz and classical music on its recordings, performed by the world’s finest artists. This prestigious record label (recording for ECM makes you part of the jazz aristocracy) was founded in Munich on November 24, 1969 by German bass player and producer Manfred Eicher.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 20:01:00 +0100Art & CultureDan Session Stańko, one of a number of Polish musicians who has appeared on the ECM label. marks Miners' Day<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda visited miners in Turów brown coal mine in Bogatynia, south-west Poland on Saturday, ahead of the Miners' Day, observed annually in Poland on December 4.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 16:56:00 +0100News & Politics mining is a huge task and service that you perform for Poland, ensuring energy security, the president said addressing the miners during a gala event. his father’s footsteps: climber retraces Himalayan expedition taken by his father that ended in tragedy<p>The son of a Polish alpinist who took part in a 1979 expedition to the Himalaya that ended in the tragic death of three climbers is returning to the formidable mountain range. Maciej Pietrowicz will drive 10,000 kilometres from Poland to Nepal in a Jelcz truck to commemorate the golden age of Polish Himalayan climbing, and the first winter ascent of Mount Everest.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 16:10:00 +0100Sport the road again. The veteran Jelcz lorry that will take the team to Nepal. PM commemorates anniversary of November Uprising outbreak<p>Commemorating the 189th anniversary of the November Uprising outbreak, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted on Saturday that invaders were trying to deprive the Polish people of everything but failed to kill their desire for freedom and their patriotic spirit.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 14:19:00 +0100History PM commemorates anniversary of November Uprising outbreak Witness to History: Auschwitz Volunteer Witold Pilecki<p>The extraordinary story of the Auschwitz Volunteer Witold Pilecki - as seen by his nephew, Marek Ostrowski and British author Jack Fairweather. &nbsp;</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 13:31:00 +0100HistoryHeart of Poland Witness to History: Auschwitz Volunteer Witold Pilecki of Poland’s second-largest lender resigns<p>CEO of Bank Pekao SA, the country's second largest bank by assets, Michał Krupiński tendered a resignation effective immediately on Friday, motivating his decision with the desire to continue his career outside of Poland.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 13:08:00 +0100Businessński motivates his decision with the desire to continue his career outside of Poland.'s position for forthcoming NATO summit debated<p>The confirmation of Poland's readiness to maintain the dynamics of actions in NATO was one of the subjects debated by a consultative meeting on Friday called by President Andrzej Duda ahead of the forthcoming NATO summit in London on December 3 and 4.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 12:45:00 +0100News & Politics's position for forthcoming NATO summit debated! Polish chef tackles London Bridge terrorist with 1.5-metre narwhal tusk<p>A Polish chef who tackled crazed London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan with a 1.5-metre-long narwhal tusk has been hailed a hero.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 12:18:00 +0100News & Politics Łukasz is seen on the left of the picture tackling armed terrorist Usman Khan along with other passersby. firm pioneers “revolutionary” tech that turns precious metals into powder<p>A Polish company has created some “revolutionary technology” that could transform the production of jewellery, satellites and even pacemakers by turning precious metals into powder for 3D printing.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 10:06:00 +0100BusinessScience ATO Noble atomiser could make 3D printing in precious metals much more cost efficient. Polański receives Golden Boot<p>Oscar-winning Polish-born film director Roman Polański received a Golden Boot statuette at the Friday closing gala of the 24th Cinergia European Cinema Forum in Łódź, central Poland. The statuette is awarded to "rebellious filmmakers going against fashion and trends".</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 09:30:00 +0100Art & Culture for the award, Polański recalled his days as a film school student in Łódź over 50 years ago, and observed that the city looked different then than it does today. attends Cadet Day commemorations<p>President Andrzej Duda attended commemorations of Cadet Day on Friday, traditionally held on the anniversary of Poland's 1830-31 November Uprising against the Russian Empire (Nov. 29), which was triggered by Polish military cadets.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 09:22:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory his address in front of Warsaw's Belvedere Palace, Duda observed that generations of Poles had been unable to experience their country's full independence, nor today's unbroken 30 years of freedom. PM attends November Uprising observances<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki attended the commemorations of the 189th anniversary of the 1830-31 November Uprising against the Russian Empire, held at the Cemetery of the insurgents in Kopna Góra, western Poland, on Friday.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 20:50:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory head of the government paid homage to all victims of the uprising. plans to engage in Polish politics as Council presidency ends<p>Outgoing European Council President and former Polish PM Donald Tusk said in Brussels on Friday that he plans to engage in Polish politics as soon as he finishes exercising his duties on December 1. He will also head the European People's Party (EPP).</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 19:04:00 +0100News & Politics President of the European Council, Donald Tusk waves during a handover ceremony at the European Council headquarters in Brussels. museum opens exhibition on Polish diplomat heroes<p>The Jewish Museum of Switzerland in Basel opened an exhibition on Friday documenting the work of Polish diplomats in saving Jews during World War II. The group, under Ambassador Alexander Ładoś, rescued between 8,000-10,000 Jews from the Holocaust.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 18:54:00 +0100History museum opens exhibition on Polish diplomat heroes activists march for climate in Warsaw<p>Some 3,000 people, mostly teenagers and young adults, marched in the streets Warsaw on Friday demanding more government action against climate change, including a departure from fossil fuels and improving air quality.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 17:14:00 +0100News & PoliticsLife demonstrations took place in a number of cities across Poland. gas giant PGNiG becomes sole user of Lithuanian LNG terminal<p>Polish gas monopolist PGNiG has signed a five-year contract for the full capacity of the LNG reloading facility for trucks in Klaipeda, Lithuania, which will allow the company to import liquefied natural gas from various sources by sea and sell it to recipients.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 16:38:00 +0100Business CEO Piotr Woźniak said at the signing ceremony that the company hopes to stay in Klaipeda beyond the five year period.'s unemployment rate flat at 3.2 pct in October - Eurostat<p>Poland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.2 percent in October 2019, unchanged from September 2019, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 16:30:00 +0100Business's unemployment rate flat at 3.2 pct in October - Eurostat woman wins gruelling five-day desert run – despite NEVER doing it before<p>A Polish woman has won the gruelling Desert Ultra marathon, running 250 km through the blazing Namibian desert, despite never having run an ultramarathon before.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:45:00 +0100Sport never running in an ultramarathon before, Kasia Orzechowska was almost an hour faster than the record set last year by Kristina Madsen of Denmark.'s GDP up 3.9 pct y/y in 3rd quarter - stats office<p>The Polish economy grew by 3.9 pct year on year in the third quarter of 2019, down from a 4.6 pct growth in the second quarter, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Friday. In its earlier flash estimate, GUS put the Q3 growth rate figure at 3.9 pct.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:14:00 +0100Business's GDP up 3.9 pct y/y in 3rd quarter - stats office dance ‘the Poznań’ gets own entry in Cambridge dictionary<p>A bouncing, stadium-shaking dance created by the supporters of football club Lech Poznań has made the unlikely jump from the terraces to the esteemed and learned pages of the Cambridge Dictionary.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:34:00 +0100Sport celebration dance has its dictionary roots in Lech Poznań’s European campaign in the 2010/11 season. Napoleon with love! Gold and diamond necklace French leader gave his Polish mistress goes up for auction<p>A gold and diamond encrusted necklace that French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte gave to his Polish lover Maria Walewska has gone under the hammer at auction.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:03:00 +0100History gold and diamond necklace Emperor Napoleon gave his Polish mistress is on sale for £12,000 (61,000 PLN)'s inflation in November at 2.6 percent y/y - stats office<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 2.6 percent year on year in November 2019 and by 0.1 percent month on month, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported in a flash estimate on Friday.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 11:04:00 +0100Business's inflation in November at 2.6 percent y/y - stats office president calls meeting with key ministers ahead of NATO summit<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday called a top-level meeting at the National Security Bureau (BBN) ahead of the 70th anniversary NATO summit to be held in London on 3-4 December, inviting the defence and foreign ministers, the BBN has reported.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 10:28:00 +0100News & Politics president calls meeting with key ministers ahead of NATO summit hoists flag on new patrol ship<p>A flag-hoisting ceremony on Poland's new naval patrol ship, the Ślązak, took place on Thursday in the northern seaport of Gdynia. The ceremony coincided with the 101st anniversary of the Polish Navy.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 21:18:00 +0100News & Politics Ślązak will be employed to patrol and protect commercial sea routes and ships, it will also be sued to combat piracy and maritime terrorism. development to have big effect on Polish economy - report<p>Within the next 20 years, developments in technology will cause nearly two million jobs to disappear and three million to be transformed, said Minister of Development Jadwiga Emilewicz during Thursday's presentation of the 'Roads to Industry 4.0' report.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 19:30:00 +0100Business stated that although many jobs would be lost or transformed, many new and better-paid ones would appear. maker Pesa delivers first of 13 vehicles to Bulgaria<p>The first of 13 low-floored, articulated Swing trams, ordered from Bydgoszcz-based tram manufacturer Pesa, was officially presented in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, on Thursday and will go into regular service on Friday, the company has announced.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 16:33:00 +0100Business maker Pesa delivers first of 13 vehicles to Bulgaria man quits job to go on five month fund-raising trek across Europe with his pet dog Pindol<p>A Warsaw man and his dog have walked 4,000 km across Europe to raise money for an oncologic hospice – and to have the experience of a lifetime.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:59:00 +0100Life Strojewski worked as an educator before closing his business setting off in June with his four-legged pal Pindol. judges manipulate CJEU ruling, Polish PM says<p>A part of the judicial community is disappointed with the Court of Justice of the European Union's (CJEU) recent ruling as they try to persuade the public that the CJEU has challenged the legality of the National Council of the Judiciary of Poland (KRS), PM Mateusz Morawiecki said in an interview with PAP.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:16:00 +0100News & Politics“The CJEU has confirmed that Poland's stance on the matter has been correct from the very beginning - the system of justice falls within the scope of competence of member states,” said Morawiecki. luxury limo used by commie bosses goes on sale for 399k<p>A rare Mercedes limousine used to ferry about Polish communist-era bosses has been put up for sale.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 13:42:00 +0100BusinessHistory rare Mercedes limousine used to ferry about Polish communist-era bosses has been put up for sale for 399,000 PLN by car dealer Classic Motors.'s inflation expectations down in November - EC<p>Poland's consumer inflation expectations fell to 18.4 points in November 2019 from 20.0 points in October, the European Commission's Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 13:13:00 +0100Business's inflation expectations down in November - EC champ helps restore memory of small town’s Jewish population wiped out in Holocaust<p>A European kayaking champion and Olympic athlete has taken time out from his sporting career to help restore the memory of the Jewish population of a small southern town wiped out in the Holocaust.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:44:00 +0100History Dariusz Popiela has been helping the local population restore the cemetery in Grybów. is extricating itself from medium-development trap - PM<p>Addressing the 10th congress of Polish economists in Warsaw on Thursday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said he believed that "Poland has been slowly extricating itself from a medium development trap."</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:31:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusiness is extricating itself from medium-development trap - PM Williams is coming to Toruń<p>Pop star Robbie Williams will come to Toruń in December to record a programme promoting his new album "The Christmas Present". </p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:26:00 +0100Life appoints new commissioner for Poland's top infrastructure project<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Thursday appointed Marcin Horala, a prominent MP with the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, to take over as the government commissioner for the Central Transportation Port (CPK), a multi-billion air hub project.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 10:41:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusiness appoints new commissioner for Poland's top infrastructure project products to be promoted in 600 stores in Georgia<p>Made-in-Poland products will go on sale in 600 stores in Georgia as part of Polish Days in that country, and Polish producers will have the opportunity to present their offer at special promotional stands and establish contacts with potential Georgian partners.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 09:58:00 +0100Business products to be promoted in 600 stores in Georgia Amazon logistics centre in Poland will be its most automated<p>The Amazon logistics center in Gliwice, southern Poland, is scheduled to start operations in 2020. It will be the company's largest facility of its type in terms of robotisation solutions.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 09:43:00 +0100Business Amazon logistics centre in Poland will be its most automated e-communication regulator to chair regional network<p>Marcin Cichy, head of Poland's Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), was elected chairman of the Eastern Partnership Electronic Communications Regulators Network (EaPeReg) at the organisation's 14th plenary session in Riga on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 16:45:00 +0100News & Politics will be involved in implementing the EU's EU4Digital strategy aimed at transferring the benefits of the single digital market to Eastern Partnership members, UKE added. you doin'! Injured wolf cub returned to mum thanks to DNA analysis<p>A young wolf found lying on the side of a road after being hit by a car, has been reunited with his mother after researchers matched their DNA.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 16:23:00 +0100ScienceLife wolf! Klincz the wolf cub was reunited with his mum after a month of recovery.'s National Security Bureau head holds talks before NATO summit<p>Head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) Pawel Soloch paid a visit to NATO Headquarters where he forwarded the position of President Andrzej Duda, ahead of the NATO summit which will take place in London in early December, the BBN announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 15:48:00 +0100News & Politics Soloch also held working meetings with NATO ambassadors of the Bucharest Nine to discuss the positions of NATO's eastern flank countries before the summit. office block introduces modern art display to inspire workers<p>Modern Polish art has been put on display in a Warsaw office block with the aim of inspiring employees.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 14:38:00 +0100Art & Culture artwork comes from the Starak Family Foundation’s private collection. banks issue 2.62 pct more in mortgages q/q in Q3<p>In the third quarter of 2019, banks granted mortgages to a total value of PLN 16.87 billion (EUR 3.91 billion) or 2.62 percent more than the previous quarter, the Polish Bank Association (ZBP) has reported.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 13:32:00 +0100Business banks issue 2.62 pct more in mortgages q/q in Q3 Armaments Group to get EUR 99.8 mln capital injection<p>Dominant defence firm Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) is to receive a capital injection of PLN 430 million (EUR 99.8 million) under a deal signed between Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and PGZ President Witold Slowik on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:48:00 +0100News & Politics Armaments Group to get EUR 99.8 mln capital injection la la! 100-year-old bottles of French wine found buried in 18th century palace basement<p>Bottles of French wine dating back 100 years have been found in the basement of a palace during renovation work.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:09:00 +0100HistoryLife bottles were found buried in sand in a basement of Kozłówka Palace.'s unemployment falls to 5.0 percent in October - stats office<p>Poland's unemployment rate fell to 5.0 percent in October 2019 from 5.1 percent a month earlier, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 10:48:00 +0100Business's unemployment falls to 5.0 percent in October - stats office pays tribute to French soldiers killed fighting terrorism in Mali<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki sent messages of condolence in French, Polish and English on Twitter on Tuesday evening over the deaths of 13 French soldiers in a helicopter accident in Mali.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 10:02:00 +0100News & Politics pays tribute to French soldiers killed fighting terrorism in Mali, German foreign ministers discuss diaspora, climate issues<p>Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz met with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Berlin on Tuesday, and said that the Polish community in Germany expects more explicit support in teaching the Polish language.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 09:39:00 +0100News & Politics, German foreign ministers discuss diaspora, climate issues starts on specialist coma clinic for adults in Warsaw<p>Money from the Justice Fund is earmarked also for saving the life and health of injured people, Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said at the ceremonial launch of building work on an 'Alarm Clock Clinic' in Warsaw for waking adults from comas.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 20:42:00 +0100ScienceLife the ceremony to launch construction work, Błaszczyk highlighted that the project was only possible due to the support of many institutions. Among others, she thanked the president of the Mazovian Hospital Bródnowski, Teresa Bogiel, Mazowieckie province governor Adam Struzik and Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro. PM, European Council president-elect, discuss budget, climate<p>European Council President-elect Charles Michel came to Warsaw on Tuesday to discuss with Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki a range of issues, including the next EU budget and climate policy, before he assumes office on December 1.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 19:39:00 +0100News & Politics the press statements, Morawiecki and Michel lit candles at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes and laid flowers at the Warsaw Uprising Monument. bank gala inaugurates 23rd Christmas Food Collection<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, were honorary patrons of a ceremonial gala in Warsaw on Tuesday to inaugurate a Christmas Food Collection.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 19:09:00 +0100News & PoliticsLife thanked everybody involved in the organisation of the food collection and those engaged in it. president-in-exile Ryszard Kaczorowski commemorated on 100th anniversary of his birth<p>Ryszard Kaczorowski, Poland’s last Polish President-in-Exile, was born in Białystok 100 years ago today.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 16:54:00 +0100History always emphasised that patriotism does not depend on where a person lives, even if it is in exile. meets with president-elect of European Council, Charles Michel<p>Charles Michel, the future president of the European Council, visited Warsaw on Tuesday for talks with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 16:41:00 +0100News & Politics the Tuesday talks, the future EU budget for 2020-27 was discussed, among other issues. for advancement of computational medicine to open in Kraków<p>The Sano Centre for Computational Personalised Medicine, an international research foundation, will be launched in Kraków, southern Poland, thanks to funds from the European Commission.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:55:00 +0100Science for advancement of computational medicine to open in Kraków drops probe against historian in defamation case<p>Prosecutors in Katowice, south Poland, decided on Tuesday that Polish historian and sociologist Jan T. Gross did not defame the Polish nation in his 2015 publication.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:43:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory to Katowice prosecutors, Gross (pictured) did not break laws prohibiting the defamation of Poland in the article and therefore the investigation was terminated, the prosecutor's office spokesperson, Marta Zawada-Dybek, told PAP. Traces: Genoa<p>In the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Krzysztof reveals an intriguing connection between the Italian explorer and Polish royalty…</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 14:26:00 +0100Polish traces Traces: Genoa eco nursery school shortlisted for prestigious World Architecture comp<p>The design for a “3.0 smart hub” nursery school in Wrocław that prioritises children’s wellbeing and sustainability has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival 2019 competition.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 14:00:00 +0100Art & CultureLife nursery is on the short-list for an award at the World Architecture Festival 2019, which will be held in Amsterdam on 4-6 December. committee chooses Pole to head EU's data protection agency<p>Wojciech Wiewiorowski was elected to become the next European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), by the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), in Strasbourg, on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 13:17:00 +0100News & Politics committee chooses Pole to head EU's data protection agency of 1920 Battle of Warsaw honoured with headstone after 70 years lying in unmarked grave in Scotland<p>The headstone of a Polish general who defended Warsaw from the Bolsheviks in 1920, has been unveiled in Scotland – after nearly 70 years of his remains lying in an unmarked grave.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 12:06:00 +0100History headstone for General Mikołaj Osikowski who fought in the 1920 Battle of Warsaw was unveiled at his grave in Scotland. operators test 5G network in Polish cities - daily<p>Poland has still not launched a fully functional 5G communications network, but more and more Polish cities are planned to have 5G tests and, next year, one of them may implement the network for commercial use, the Gazeta Wyborcza daily wrote on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 11:34:00 +0100Business operators test 5G network in Polish cities - daily brings Soviet-era MiG-29s back into service<p>Poland's General Commander of Armed Forces, Gen. Jarosław Mika, decided on Monday to lift a flight ban on the Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter planes, which were grounded in February following a series of accidents.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 20:47:00 +0100News & Politics Forces Inspector Gen. Jacek Pszczoła and Colonel Maciej Trelka, commander of the 1st Tactical Aviation Wing announce the lift a flight ban on the Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter planes., Danish Crown Prince discuss bilateral ties, Baltic Pipe<p>Bilateral ties and the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline project stood in the forefront of Monday talks in Warsaw between Polish President Andrzej Duda and visiting Danish Crown Prince Frederik.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 17:46:00 +0100News & Politics also referred to this year's 100th anniversary of Polish-Danish diplomatic relations, and stressed that both countries supported values like freedom, independence, civil rights and human rights. gold reserves brought home - central bank<p>Around 100 tonnes of Polish gold has been brought to the country, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:26:00 +0100Business President Adam Glapiński told a Monday press conference that Poland has adequate levels of gold reserves and did not exclude the possibility of increasing their levels in the coming years. university students win US award<p>A microbiological filter developed by Polish students was awarded a bronze medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (IGEM) competition organised by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:22:10 +0100Science university students win US award Bombel enters record books for being shortest horse in the world<p>An adorable pony from Poland has been named the shortest horse in the world.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 15:35:00 +0100Life just 56.7cm tall, Bombel is shorter than a greyhound. and Kraków firms win prestigious Central European Start-up Awards<p>Poland has won two awards at the 6th Edition of the Central European Start-Up Awards, taking the awards for ‘Best AI/ Machine Learning Startup’ and ‘Best Software Development Partner’.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:44:00 +0100Business from Warsaw won the ‘Best AI/ Machine Learning Startup’ award for their Emplobot, while Geckodynamics from Kraków won the Best Software Development Partner award. royals start visit to Poland<p>Danish Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth, have started their visit to Poland. The Danish royal couple were received by Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda in the Presidential Palace in Warsaw before noon on Monday.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:27:00 +0100News & Politics royals start visit to Poland's VIK-tory! Kraków’s Viki Gabor wins Junior Eurovision<p>Poland has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the second year running, after singer Viki Gabor wowed the public and the jury with her dynamic performance.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:35:00 +0100Art & Culture wins Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice. sales up 4.6 pct y/y in October - stats office<p>Poland's retail sales increased by 4.6 percent year on year and by 7.0 percent month on month in October 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Monday.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:27:00 +0100Business sales up 4.6 pct y/y in October - stats office strives to retrieve Raphael painting stolen during WWII<p>Poland will not give up on retrieving Portrait of a Young Man by Italian painter Raphael Santi, stolen by the Germans during the Second World War, Deputy Culture Minister Magdalena Gawin told Polska The Times newspaper.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 10:41:00 +0100Art & CultureHistory strives to retrieve Raphael painting stolen during WWII honours two Poles for presenting truth about The Great Famine<p>Polish film director Agnieszka Holland and the American-Polish journalist and publicist Anne Applebaum have been honoured with high state distinctions by Ukraine for their work on portraying the truth about The Great Famine of 1932-33.</p>Sun, 24 Nov 2019 18:56:00 +0100Art & Culture Applebaum (L) is the author of the book 'Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine', Agnieszka Holland (R)is the director of 'Gareth Jones', a film which tells the story of a young Welsh journalist who in the 1930's was one of the first people to report on what was happening in Ukraine. insurance cuts, new CIT rules for SMEs - PM<p>Over 300 thousand SMEs in Poland will pay lower social insurance, and will be freed from CIT if they invest, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Sunday in Pilichowice, southern Poland.</p>Sun, 24 Nov 2019 18:31:00 +0100Business said the new regulations were aimed to help small companies develop. Disco Polo: a new exhibition puts the spotlight on a genre of music born out of the free-for-all capitalism of the early 90s<p>Commonly defined by its fast, jaunty synth beats, cliché-riddled videos and cheesy, catchy lyrics, the Disco Polo genre has been disparaged to the point of open vilification. Derided for its lack of finesse and perceived simplicity, for many aspirational Poles it has become a festering source of shame. For others, however, its association with the freedoms brought about following the post-communist transformation lend it a cultural importance that resonates to this day.</p>Sun, 24 Nov 2019 18:12:00 +0100Art & Culture Full, one of Disco Polo’s pioneering groups, strutting their stuff in Katowice back in 1995. 3rd in Ski Jumping World Cup team competition<p>Poland came third in Saturday's Ski Jumping World Cup team event in Wisła, southern Poland, which set off the 2019/2020 World Cup season. The winner was Austria and Norway took second place.</p>Sun, 24 Nov 2019 16:09:00 +0100Sport Stoch placed 3rd in the individual competition. to 750,000 people not working or learning could plug labour gap<p>Poland could plug some of the gap in its labour market by tapping into a pool of hundreds of thousands of people who are neither working nor studying, a new report has found.</p>Sun, 24 Nov 2019 13:45:00 +0100Business 750,000 could help boost the Polish economy. appeal: fashion designer gives the office shirt a head-turning makeover<p>A Częstochowa fashion designer has made a splash in the fashion world by giving that humble fashion staple, the office shirt, a stylish and original new twist.</p>Sun, 24 Nov 2019 10:57:00 +0100Business Naji, a shirt is not just a piece of clothing: it can evoke a trip to an elegant European capital. daredevils jump from 11,373 metres to break altitude record for tandem parachute jump<p>A Polish-American duo has broken the Guinness world altitude record for a tandem parachute jump by skydiving from staggering 11,373 meters.</p>Sat, 23 Nov 2019 18:00:00 +0100Sport the deep blue yonder. Wigginton and Majewski free fall from 11,373 metres. heart of the matter: Kraków firm teaches medical students high-tech solutions for heart disease<p>A med-tech firm has started teaching the next generation of doctors how to use the “digital tools” they will need to help the sick and injured of the future.</p>Sat, 23 Nov 2019 14:22:00 +0100BusinessScienceStart-ups learn how to use the technology. PM seeks more efficient administration, tax collection<p>The Polish government will try to increase its revenues through plugging the remaining loopholes in the tax collection system and streamlining public administration, PM Mateusz Morawiecki told the private RMF FM radio on Saturday.</p>Sat, 23 Nov 2019 11:43:00 +0100News & Politics government will get some PLN 1.7 bln (EUR 0.4 bln) in additional revenue through a 10-percent hike in the excise tax on alcohol and tobacco but, according to Morawiecki, the increase is more to do with public health than budget income. tough enough to withstand global slowdown says National Bank expert<p>The Polish economy has the robustness to withstand the effects of a slowing global economy and reduced EU funding, a senior official at the National Bank has claimed.</p>Sat, 23 Nov 2019 11:32:00 +0100Business enough. The Polish economy has the ability to withstand a global slowdown, says a National Bank expert. bites to Lovebots? Bizarre new theory claims humans will soon be in relationships with robots<p>Robots have the potential to transform the workplace, but could humans ever fall in love with them?</p>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:14:00 +0100Art & Cultureń professor Maciej Musiał believes that with advances in robotics and artificial intelligence, falling in love with a robot could be fairly commonplace in the not-too-distant future. defence council to convene in early 2020<p>The first meeting of the Polish-Lithuanian Defence Ministers' Council will take place at the beginning of 2020, Lithuania's Defence Ministry announced after a meeting of both countries' defence ministers in Vilnius on Friday.</p>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:21:00 +0100News & Politics defence council to convene in early 2020 for joy as ‘The Kid’ is picked to play for Harlem Globetrotters<p>A 22-year old from a small village near the Tatra Mountains will become the first Pole to play for the Harlem Globetrotters, the basketball team famed around the world for their trick shots and shows.</p>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:32:00 +0100Sport first Pole to play for the basketball team known for its trick shots and shows, Paweł ‘Kid’ Kidoń will wear the number 48 shirt with his nickname ‘Dazzle’ on it. Poland child friendly?<p>Is Poland friendly for foreign families with children?</p><p>How do you find out what’s going on in Poland and explore and travel through Poland if you don’t speak Polish?</p><p>Where are the best places to travel with kids in Poland?</p><p>We speak to Magda Piasecka from the @kids in the city project to find out more.</p>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:22:00 +0100LifeHeart of Poland Poland child friendly?, world leaders to attend Auschwitz liberation anniversary<p>Observances marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration camp on Jan. 27, 2020 will be attended by representatives of royal families, as well as heads of state and government, the Auschwitz State Museum announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 13:40:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory museum's spokesperson, Bartosz Bartyzel stressed that former Auschwitz inmates "will be the most important guests," and added that "some 200 are expected to arrive from all over the world."'s industrial production up 3.5 pct in October - stats office<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 3.5 percent year on year in October 2019 and by 7.8 percent month on month, the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:38:00 +0100Business's industrial production up 3.5 pct in October - stats office company creates ground-breaking early cancer detectors<p>A Warsaw MedTech company has developed a platform to recognize early signs of blood cancer.</p>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:12:00 +0100BusinessScienceStart-ups new platform will help doctors spot early signs of diseases such as Gaucher’s disease which increases the risk of developing certain cancers. president says sanctions imposed on Russia should continue<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda said after a meeting with his Lithuanian counterpart Gitanas Nauseda in Vilnius on Thursday that the sanctions imposed on Russia should be upheld.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:56:00 +0100News & Politics president says sanctions imposed on Russia should continue president starts two-day visit to Lithuania<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, arrived in Vilnius on Thursday to attend the burial of the remains of insurgents who took part in the Polish 1863 January Uprising against Russia.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:38:00 +0100News & Politics president starts two-day visit to Lithuania only way is up! The chatbot start-up that’s got tongues wagging<p>A start-up dealing with live online chats and chatbots has received a 4mln PLN investment to develop its technology.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:18:00 +0100Start-ups in 2014, Tidio can now boast being the fourth most popular tool of its kind in the world.'s balanced budget calls for lower spending, higher revenue - PM<p>Poland will keep next year's budget balanced through a reduction in spending and an increase in revenues, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said after a government meeting on Thursday.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:53:00 +0100News & Politics said the loss "will have to be compensated for" in order to keep the budget balanced, a declaration the ruling camp made in this autumn's parliamentary campaign. things great and small: Poland’s tiniest café is showing what big dreams are made of<p>In Poland’s smallest coffee stop, the expression three’s a crowd takes on a quite literal meaning; standing elbow-to-elbow with other customers, a coffee machine whistling in your ear, the sensation of being inside a Lilliputian micro-world is as intoxicating as the rich aromas that waft around.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:28:00 +0100BusinessLife certified as the tiniest coffee stop in the nation, its pulling power is such that some backpackers even admitting to fitting Warsaw into their inter-rail schedule solely to be able to tick off this coffee curiosity. corporate wage up 5.9 pct y/y in October - stats office<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage in October 2019 amounted to PLN 5,213.27 (EUR 1, 214), up by 5.9 percent year on year, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 12:27:00 +0100Business corporate wage up 5.9 pct y/y in October - stats office operators generate 34 pct of Poland's web traffic - report<p>Mobile networks such as Orange, Plus, T-Mobile and Play generate 34 percent of all website traffic, according to a recent study conducted on over 600,000 websites serviced by Poland's largest provider of hosting services, <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:19:00 +0100Business is generating fifty-eight percent of all web traffic among mobile network operators, which gives the company a leading position on the market. Nazi piece of work: Head from Hitler's deadly V2 rocket found buried in field<p>Eighty years after the start of World War II, fragments of one of Hitler’s “Wonder Weapon”, the V-2, have been unearthed in south-eastern Poland.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:56:00 +0100History head of the V-2 rocket was found near the village of Niwiska in southeast Poland. president congratulates EU's Tusk on EPP head election<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda congratulated former European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday evening on his election as the European People's Party (EPP) leader.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 09:24:00 +0100News & Politics Duda and Donald Tusk, New York, 2018. becomes member of UNESCO Executive Board<p>Poland was elected a member of the UNESCO Executive Board during the 40th United Nations General Conference on Education, Science and Culture held in Paris on November 20, the Polish Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 20:49:00 +0100Art & Culture becomes member of UNESCO Executive Board State Treasury debt at EUR 223.9 bln at end of October<p>The Polish State Treasury debt at the end of October 2019 stood at PLN 960.8 billion (EUR 223.9 billion), down by PLN 17.7 billion (EUR 4.2 billion) or 1.8 percent from September, the Finance Ministry reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:29:00 +0100Business State Treasury debt at EUR 223.9 bln at end of October, Lithuanian education ministers sign declaration on education<p>Polish Education Minister Dariusz Piontkowski and Lithuanian Minister of Education, Science and Sports Algirdas Monkevicius signed a declaration in Warsaw on Wednesday on education of Polish minorities in Lithuania and Lithuanian minorities in Poland.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:20:00 +0100Art & CultureScience, Lithuanian education ministers sign declaration on education runner smashes gruelling 490km Greek Ultramarathon record and ends 12 HOURS ahead of anyone else<p>‘Superman’ runner Łukasz Sagan has won the 490km-long Authentic Phidippides Run setting a new record of 69:22:17, beating the previous record by five hours.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:03:00 +0100Sport’s Łukasz Sagan (pictured centre), who is known as Saganis, smashed the record by 5 hours after winning the Greek Ultramarathon.ław scientist to blast trillions of particles through Earth’s crust to solve universe’s most guarded secrets<p>The former head of Poland’s National Centre for Research and Development has joined an international team working on a new beamline that will help scientists learn more about ‘ghostly’ particles called neutrons.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:04:00 +0100Science beamline is part of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility which will house the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) endeavor to build and operate the world’s most advanced experiment to study neutrinos.ów and Poznań in Top 10 best Xmas destinations in Europe<p>Kraków has become the fourth most Googled destination for Brits looking to getaway at Christmas.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:15:00 +0100Businessów finished ahead of popular destinations such as Bergen, Norway, Basel and Zurich, Switzerland and Copenhagen, Denmark. EU farm subsidies would cost over EUR 20 bln<p>Janusz Wojciechowski, the EU's commissioner-elect for agriculture, in a conversation with PAP, estimated that making EU agricultural subsidies equal for all member states would cost the bloc's budget over EUR 20 billion.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:52:00 +0100News & Politics added that EU member states that receive less than the average subsidy have the right to expect funding at the average level, or about EUR 270 per hectare. Traces: Kosovo 2<p><span lang="EN-GB">In Kosovo, Krzysztof meets the man who composed the country’s national anthem after studying composition under the great Penderecki. And today he his giving a concert in Kraków where he spent nine years of his life and which he describes as the “loveliest place in the world.”</span></p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:19:00 +0100Art & CulturePolish traces Traces: Kosovo 2, is it me you’re looking for? Rare mouse-deer thought to be extinct found in Vietnamese forest<p>After eluding researchers for decades, a shy woodland creature called a mouse-deer or Chevrotain has been captured on hidden camera in the forests of Vietnam.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:29:00 +0100Science ‘extinct’ animal has been rediscovered by scientists from the Global Wildlife Conservation and partners with the support of Wrocław Zoo. Polish government wins vote of confidence<p>The Mateusz Morawiecki government won a vote of confidence in the Sejm (lower house) on Tuesday evening. There were 237 votes for, 214 against and three abstentions.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:00:00 +0100News & Politics receives congratulations. goal is to make Poland Europe's best place to live - PM<p>Addressing the Sejm (lower house) on Tuesday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in his policy speech that the goal of his government was to build a Poland which would be the best place to live in Europe.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 18:29:00 +0100News & Politics goal is to make Poland Europe's best place to live - PM Zoo might transport five rescued tigers to Spain on Sunday<p>On Sunday at the earliest, five out of seven tigers transferred to Poznan Zoo from the Polish-Belarusian border may be transported to a safe haven in Spain, the zoo announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:58:00 +0100Life Zoo might transport five rescued tigers to Spain on Sunday. market to grow by 8.7 percent y/y in 2019<p>The value of Poland's pharmaceutical market will grow to PLN 37.2 billion (EUR 8.7 billion) in 2019, up by 8.7 percent on the previous year, according to a report by PEX PharmaSequence, a company monitoring the market.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:38:00 +0100Business market to grow by 8.7 percent y/y in 2019 team create beautiful alphabet mural on Warsaw wall<p>An international team of artists has created an alphabet mural in Warsaw, which aims to get people interested in lettering.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:16:00 +0100Art & Culture 'Wallphabet', as it is called, was painted onto the side of a building in the Mokotów district, south of Warsaw city centre. Sobieski monument erected in Kraków after Vienna says it’s too controversial<p>A monument of Polish king Jan III Sobieski has been placed on a platform trailer in front of the Papal Window in Kraków.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:44:00 +0100Art & CultureHistory monument’s placement on a platform trailer normally used to haul broken-down cars symbolises that it is still on the road to its final destination in the Austrian capital. welcomes PM's emphasis on bringing normality to Poland<p>President Andrzej Duda commenting on PM Mateusz Morawiecki's policy speech on Tuesday, welcomed his remarks on the need to finally make Poland a normal country.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:40:00 +0100News & Politics observed that the PM and the Council of Ministers "appropriately look into the future and accurately diagnose the results of data and various forecasts." needs to return to its roots - Polish PM<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki in an expose on Tuesday stressed that Europe needs a return to its roots, founding ideas and Christian values.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:04:00 +0100News & Politics"We are taking responsibility for Poland, but we are also ready to take joint responsibility for our region, Central Europe and the European Union," declared the PM. face jewellery that stops you being recognised by artificial intelligence<p>A Polish designer has created facial jewellery that will prevent artificial intelligence (AI) face reading software recognizing the wearer.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:29:00 +0100Art & CultureLife Nowak created the jewellery to combat the creeping number of facial recognition technologies being implemented globally. hopes its GDP growth to be 2-3 pps above eurozone average - PM<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in his policy speech on Tuesday said his government wants the country's GDP growth level to be at least 2-3 percentage points above the growth in the euro zone during the next four years.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:12:00 +0100News & Politics view of global challenges, the PM appealed to all political forces for broad cooperation for the well being of the state, its development and in the name of normality. Supreme Court to decide on independence of Disciplinary Chamber<p>The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on Tuesday said it is the Supreme Court which must ascertain whether the new Disciplinary Chamber is independent, in order to determine whether that chamber has jurisdiction to rule on cases where judges of the Supreme Court have been retired.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:05:00 +0100News & Politics Supreme Court to decide on independence of Disciplinary Chamber Chrysler Poland turns out 12 millionth car<p>On Monday, the 12 millionth vehicle - a Fiat 500 - rolled off the production lines at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Poland (FCA Poland) plant in Tychy, southern Poland. Three days earlier the plant turned out its 500,000th Lancia Ypsilon.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:35:00 +0100Business Chrysler Poland turns out 12 millionth car ambassador to Poland responds to French president's NATO comments<p>US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher responded on Twitter on Monday to French President Emmanuel Macron’s comments on NATO in an interview with The Economist weekly.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:42:00 +0100News & Politics ambassador to Poland responds to French president's NATO comments looking at new cloud security<p>A new European cloud computing project has been unveiled in Germany.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:34:00 +0100Business its name from the Greek Goddess for Earth, the Gaia X project will be a pan-European cloud and data network. dolled up! Warsaw’s extraordinary Doll’s House Museum is more than just a room full of toys – it’s a freeze frame to another age<p>Surprises? Warsaw’s Palace of Culture &amp; Science has them in abundance.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:44:00 +0100Art & CultureLife little diamond is in the process of establishing itself in local legend as one of the most curious and captivating museums in the city – if not the country. used slightly more renewable energy in 2018 - stats office<p>The use of renewable energy in total energy consumption edged up by 0.26 percentage point to 11.16 percent in 2018, Poland's Central Statistical Office has reported.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:01:00 +0100Business country obtained 68.88 percent of its renewable energy from solid biofuels, 12.55 percent from wind and 10.33 percent from liquid biofuels. may agree on nuclear plant financing in a few months - official<p>The Polish government may conclude talks on the financing of the country's first nuclear power plant in a few months, government commissioner for strategic energy infrastructure, Piotr Naimski, said at a Polish-US Nuclear Industry Forum in Warsaw on Monday.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:35:00 +0100News & Politics said the conclusion of the talks on the financing of the project “is a matter of a few months.”łsudski board game teaches history through ‘knowledge and cunning’<p>A board game themed around a visit to the north-eastern Polish city of Białystok by inter-war independence hero Marshal Józef Piłsudski has been created by the city’s Ludwik Zamenhof Centre.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:57:00 +0100Art & CultureHistory game requires cunning as well as knowledge in order to score points that allow players to move across the board’s ‘points of glory.’ edition of Singer's Warsaw Festival opens in New York City<p>Singer’s Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture, a celebrated arts festival, opened in New York City on Sunday. It will run through November 19, 2019.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:25:00 +0100Art & Culture world-famous cantor Yaakov Lemmer opened the American edition of the event. FM attends Velvet Revolution observances in Bratislava<p>Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz participated on Sunday in commemorations marking the 30th anniversary of former Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, the Foreign Ministry has said.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:56:00 +0100News & Politics FM attends Velvet Revolution observances in Bratislava among winners at international film festival in Torun<p>Director Quentin Tarantino, cinematographer Robert Richardson and actors Richard Gere and Edward Norton were among the winners at the 27th edition of the EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival in Torun, north-central Poland.</p>Sun, 17 Nov 2019 18:17:00 +0100Art & Culture among winners at international film festival in Torun prime ministers commemorate Velvet Revolution<p>The prime ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4) members, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, on Sunday commemorated the 30th anniversary of former Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution in the Czech capital of Prague.</p>Sun, 17 Nov 2019 17:22:00 +0100News & Politics prime ministers commemorate Velvet Revolution a leg up: boffins develop seeing leg for blind amputee<p>Orthopaedic technicians from Rzeszów have developed a prosthetic leg for blind patient, which not only allows him to walk but also measures distance and warns him about any obstacles he could walk into.</p>Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:18:00 +0100Science all-seeing leg can not only detect obstacles but can also judge distances. Polish town to host Forum for Jewish heritage remembrance<p>The two-day Forum for the Remembrance of Jewish Heritage in Poland will take place in Gliwice, southern Poland, on Wednesday, and will mainly focus on maintenance of the Jewish cemeteries and heritage sites.</p>Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:29:00 +0100History Polish town to host Forum for Jewish heritage remembrance who laid the foundations for Silicon Valley honoured at long last<p>Jan Czochralski, the largely forgotten scientist who made the modern world of electronics possible, caused a scientific revolution and is the most cited Pole in scientific journals around the world, has had his scientific work honoured in Warsaw.</p>Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:06:00 +0100Science Czochralski, whose work with crystals paved the way for the development of modern computing. roundel like home: new research helps unlock the secrets of ancient roundel<p>New research has shed light on the age and functions of a mysterious 7,000-year old roundel, a Neolithic circular place of worship that was only found in 2015.</p>Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:27:00 +0100Science up the past. Researches unearth the secrets of the Nowe Objezierze site. pics of Warsaw Ghetto brings fresh perspective on tragic history<p>On this day, 79 years ago, the Nazi campaign of persecution of the Jews took a deadly new step with the sealing of the Warsaw Ghetto.</p>Sat, 16 Nov 2019 17:11:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryLife troops saunter past a building left in flames during the Jewish Ghetto Uprising. hands standard to 3rd Regional Logistics Base, Krakow<p>At a ceremony dedicated to handing over a standard to the 3rd Regional Logistics Base in Krakow, southern Poland, on Saturday, President Andrzej Duda said the banner was a symbol of "readiness to fight and to defend the Republic."</p>Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:29:00 +0100News & Politics hands standard to 3rd Regional Logistics Base, Krakow industry banks on new incentive package turning Poland into go-to location<p>Poland could soon be resounding to sound of clapper-boards snapping as film producers pile into the country, eager to take advantage of its abundance of natural landscapes and architecture that stretches from ancient castles to communist concrete creations.</p>Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:59:00 +0100Art & Culture, action, camera. A new incentive programme should boost the Polish film industry. of US sergeant who saved Pole meet saved officer<p>Linda and Robert Ollis, the parents of a US Army soldier killed in 2013 while saving the life of Polish officer Karol Cierpica during the Afghan War, met on Saturday with the survivor and his family.</p>Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:29:00 +0100News & PoliticsLife of US sergeant who saved Pole meet saved officer actor wins Best Actor award at Stockholm film festival<p>Polish actor Bartosz Bielenia received the Aluminium Horse award for Best Actor for his role in the film Corpus Christi at the 30th Stockholm International Film Festival on Friday.</p>Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:22:00 +0100Art & Culture actor wins Best Actor award at Stockholm film festival army: researchers dig up remains of 2,000-year-old warriors in a field<p>Archaeologists have discovered a burial ground in southern Poland containing the remains of 2,000-year-old warriors.</p>Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:47:00 +0100Science at work in the field near the town of Bejsce. appoints new cabinet<p>President Andrzej Duda appointed Poland's new government under to-date PM Mateusz Morawiecki in a Friday ceremony at Warsaw's Presidential Palace. In his address to the ministers, Duda said their service benefited society and the Polish state.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:41:00 +0100News & Politics said his government's main task was to make Poland “the best country to live in in Europe” and encourage Polish job emigres to return to the country. Jews in early war years theme of Warsaw conference<p>A two-day international conference devoted to the fate of Poland's Jews in the early years of the country's World War II occupation by Nazi Germany will set off in Warsaw on Monday.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:30:00 +0100History meeting will take place in the seat of the Jewish Historical Institute.'s core inflation at 2.4 percent - central bank<p>Poland's core inflation, excluding the prices of food and energy, measured 2.4 percent year on year in October 2019, and remained unchanged from September, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) said on Friday.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:12:00 +0100Business's core inflation at 2.4 percent - central bank crisp brand Pringles to expand production with 110 million EUR investment<p>Pringles are expanding their production in Poland and adding an extra 100 skilled jobs to the 440 that are currently based here.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:27:00 +0100Business Lawlor, President of Kellogg Europe, said the expansion was “great news for Kellogg, great news for Pringles fans everywhere and great news for the team here in Kutno."‘Tired and dreary’ museum to get glamorous new makeover – and the results are stunning<p>The Museum of Municipal Engineering is about to get a new look, which will make it modern, interactive and engaging for visitors of all ages.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:47:00 +0100Art & Culture new design will combine historical items from the city’s past with interactive features such as touch-screens and multimedia stations. lottery firm to pay EUR 233.6 mln in gaming taxes in 2019<p>Totalizator Sportowy, the Polish state-owned lottery company, will pay over PLN 1 billion (EUR 233.6 mln) in gaming taxes into the state budget in 2019, compared with over PLN 900 mln (EUR 210 mln) a year earlier, president of the company Olgierd Cieslik has said.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:22:00 +0100BusinessSport lottery firm to pay EUR 233.6 mln in gaming taxes in 2019 Traces: Kosovo<p>In Kosovo, Krzysztof meets Captain Michalska and Lieutenant Leszczyńska from the Polish Liaison Monitoring Team at the KFOR base who outline their day-to-day activities in helping the local community.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:17:00 +0100Polish traces Traces: Kosovo the Mongolian who captured Polish hearts: TV Star Bilguun<p>Bilguun Ariunbataar exploded on to Polish television and quickly charmed the Polish nation. He gave up a career in medicine to focus on his TV work and his goofy, quirky comedy sketches on the Szymon Majewski show led him to national popularity.</p><p>Bilguun talks remarkably honest about his remarkable journey on to Polish television, the pressures of being and becoming famous, and his advice for future &nbsp;television stars.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:03:00 +0100Heart of Poland the Mongolian who captured Polish hearts: TV Star Bilguun mass grave including bones and bullet shells found in carpark<p>A mass grave has been found in a carpark at the site of a former Nazi work camp.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:44:00 +0100History IPN investigators and the team of experts from Poland, Austria, Norway and the United Kingdom want to determine not only the locations of mass and individual graves of camp victims, but also the locations of mass executions. HICP inflation up by 2.3 pct y/y in October - Eurostat<p>Poland's Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) grew by 2.3 percent year on year in October 2019, against a 2.4 percent increase in September, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:01:00 +0100Business HICP inflation up by 2.3 pct y/y in October - Eurostat gas firm PGNiG not interested in renewing Gazprom gas deal<p>Poland's gas monopolist PGNiG has notified the Russian gas giant Gazprom that it will not renew the Yamal Contract after December 31, 2022, according to a PGNiG statement issued on Friday.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:46:00 +0100Business gas firm PGNiG not interested in renewing Gazprom gas deal Foreign Ministry thanks Netflix for amendments to documentary<p>Poland's Foreign Ministry, on its Twitter account on Thursday, thanked Netflix Polska for the quick reaction on its documentary series about a notorious guard at the Nazi-German Treblinka death camp.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:35:00 +0100News & PoliticsArt & CultureHistory Foreign Ministry thanks Netflix for amendments to documentary!!! Netflix says it WILL correct inaccuracies in its John Demjanjuk documentary<p>Netflix says it will correct historical inaccuracies in its documentary ‘The Devil Next Door’ after PM Mateusz Morawiecki accused them of ‘rewriting history’.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:43:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory Five! PM wins victory over Netflix documentary. US ambassador posthumously awarded medal of honour<p>The Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland was posthumously awarded on Thursday to the first post-war US ambassador to Poland, Arthur Bliss Lane. The distinction was collected in Warsaw by current US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:52:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory Mosbacher remarked that the former ambassador's remembrance was part of the centenary celebrations of diplomatic relations between Poland and the United States and highlighted the time and role in which Bliss Lane fulfilled his mission. of US sergeant who saved Pole collect distinction<p>On Thursday in Lubin, southwestern Poland, the parents of a US Army soldier killed in 2013 while saving the life of a Polish officer during the Afghan War received an Honorary Ambassador of Poland award in commemoration of their son's deed.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:27:00 +0100News & Politics in Poland, Ollis's parents, Linda and Robert Ollis, will visit Krakow in south Poland, where they will meet Cierpica. or controversial? How architects see Warsaw’s historic Piłsudskiego Square looking 100 years from now<p>Two architect studios FAAB and Science Now have revealed their vision of how Warsaw’s Piłsudskiego Square will look in 2118.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:53:00 +0100Art & Culture visualisation of Piłsudskiego Square combines historical elements with modern technology, art and environmental awareness. to appoint Poland's new cabinet on Friday<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda will appoint Mateusz Morawiecki's government for the next parliamentary term on Friday at 2:30 pm, presidential spokesman Błażej Spychalski has announced.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:18:00 +0100News & Politics to appoint Poland's new cabinet on Friday to hold Media of the Future conference<p>Experts from IESE Business School, the Poynter Institute journalism school and the global accountancy firm PwC, will meet in Warsaw on December 4 to debate the latest trends, innovations and business initiatives on the media market at the Media of the Future conference organised by the Polish Press Agency (PAP).</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:45:00 +0100Business speakers will include Prof. Mike Rosenberg from IESE Business School, Peter Kropsch, chairman of the German DPA agency, Martin Mellor, head of Ericsson in Poland, and Konrad Dobrowolski, Senior Associate Advocate at PWC. Also in attendance will be Alexandru Ion Giboi, secretary general of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA) and Kristen Hare, local press transformation specialist at Poynter Institute. has the strongest Q-on-Q GDP growth in the EU<p>In the third quarter of 2019 Poland registered the strongest quarter on quarter growth among EU countries, with a 1.3 percent increase, over four times better than the EU average of 0.3 percent increase.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:36:00 +0100Business figures from the European Commission predict Poland’s GDP growth for 2019 will be 4.1 percent and 3.3 percent for 2020 and 2021. event to honour WWII’s 307 Squadron<p>An event to honour the Polish 307 Squadron has been organized for November 15-16.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:42:00 +0100HistoryLifeŁempicka painting goes for eye-watering $13million at Sotheby’s auction<p>A painting by Tamara Łempicka has sold for a staggering $13million at auction.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:34:00 +0100BusinessArt & Culture painting ‘La Tunique rose’ went under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York alongside masterpieces by Picasso, Monet and Calliebotte as part of their ‘Impressionist & Modern Art’ event.'s GDP up 3.9 pct y/y in Q3 - stats office<p>Poland's GDP grew by 3.9 percent year on year in the third quarter of 2019, according to a Central Statistical Office (GUS) flash estimate published on Thursday.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:58:00 +0100Business's GDP up 3.9 pct y/y in Q3 - stats office designates Morawiecki as Polish prime minister<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday morning designated the incumbent prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, to continue his duties as the head of government in the next parliamentary term.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:08:00 +0100News & Politics designates Morawiecki as Polish prime minister's foreign trade surplus at EUR 0.8 bln after Sept - stats office<p>Poland's foreign trade surplus reached EUR 0.8 billion at the end of September 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:36:00 +0100Business's foreign trade surplus at EUR 0.8 bln after Sept - stats office discover 2,000-year-old graves of warriors in Poland<p>Graves of warriors from more than 2,000 years ago were discovered by archaeologists in Bejsc, in south-central Poland. The newly discovered cemetery has an area of about one hectare.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:27:00 +0100History discover 2,000-year-old graves of warriors in Poland Special Economic Zones ranked among world's best<p>According to a ranking by fDi Magazine (part of the Financial Times group), the Katowice (southern Poland) and Lodz (central Poland) Special Economic Zones are among the world's most attractive, placing second and eighth respectively in fDi's ranking for 2019.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:38:00 +0100Business Special Economic Zones ranked among world's best busts terrorist bomb and gun attack against Muslims<p>Poland’s Internal Security Service (ABW) has arrested two people suspected of preparing bomb and gun attacks against Muslims.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 23:14:00 +0100News & Politics officers raided addresses in Warsaw and Szczecin to capture terrorists planning attacks against Muslims. wants Gdańsk Shipyard on UNESCO World Heritage list<p>Poland wants to place its northern Gdańsk Shipyard, the birthplace of the 1980-founded Solidarity Union, on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Deputy Culture Minister Magdalena Gawin told PAP on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:57:00 +0100History said she hoped Poland's afforts to have the shipyard entered on the UNESCO list will prove successful. US award given for translation of Polish epic poem<p>Indiana University comparative literature professor Bill Johnston has received the 2019 National Translation Award for his English translation of the 19th-century Polish epic poem Master Thaddeus. Johnston heads the university's Polish Studies Center.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:15:00 +0100Art & Culture US award given for translation of Polish epic poem hosts international conference for women in hi-tech sectors<p>The two-day Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit world congress, Europe's biggest event for women working in technology, started in Warsaw on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:06:00 +0100Business the conference, Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz said that in Poland, more women study technology and science than in other European Union countries. restaurant named ‘rising star’ for its traditional Polish dishes with a mouth-watering twist<p>Restaurant owners in Pittsburgh USA have been named ‘Rising Stars’ for their Polish-inspired food with a twist.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:11:00 +0100BusinessLife the meaty reputation of Central and Eastern European cuisine, everything in Apteka is vegan, such as this ‘Kluski dish which their couple describe as: “Kluski śląskie + fasola+ cykoria/ kapusta+ kasza+ wędzona papryka+ majeranek. /// potato dumplings+ beans+ endive/ cabbage+ buckwheat+ smoked pepper+ marjoram.”'s annual growth may reach 4.3 percent in 2019 - FinMin<p>Poland's economic growth will exceed 4 percent after the third quarter of 2019 and may reach 4.3 percent throughout the year, Finance Minister Jerzy Kwieciński told reporters on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:22:00 +0100Business will remain the growth motor in the second half of the year, according to Kwieciński, who is also investment and development minister. event of European Robotics Week to take place in Poland<p>Representatives of companies and institutions from several European countries will take part in discussions about the future of robotics and artificial intelligence in Poznań, western Poland, from Thursday to Saturday.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:16:00 +0100BusinessScience event of European Robotics Week to take place in Poland tours whole country to capture over 500 patriotic murals<p>A Polish photographer has documented “patriotic murals” painted on walls and buildings around Poland, which celebrate historical figures from World War II fighters to Pope John Paul II.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:56:00 +0100Art & Culture Wojciech Wilczyk toured the country in search of the murals. airports handle 22 mln passengers in January-June<p>Polish airports serviced 22.3 million passengers in the first half of the year, up by 7 percent from the same period of 2018, the Civil Aviation Office (ULC) announced on Wednesday. Warsaw Chopin Airport retained its spot as the most popular airport in Poland.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:06:00 +0100Business airports handle 22 mln passengers in January-June and Lithuanian railway companies to cooperate in safety matters<p>Polish State Railways (PKP PLK) and Lithuanian Railways (Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai) have signed an agreement to cooperate on issues regarding safety on the Lithuanian section of the international Rail Baltica route.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:24:00 +0100Business and Lithuanian railway companies to cooperate in safety matters film of 15th century painting reveals previously unseen details and its gripping dark history<p>A short film revealing fascinating, hard-to-see details of northern Poland’s premier artwork has been launched on a new website that aims to bring the astonishing medieval painting to new audiences.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:34:00 +0100Art & Culture 500 years since being created by German painter Hans Memling, the triptych still amazes viewers with its luminous, pure colours and the richness of its dramatic content.'s industrial production up in September - Eurostat<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 3.1 percent year on year in September 2019, after growing by 0.7 percent year on year in August, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:24:00 +0100Business's industrial production up in September - Eurostat Morawiecki's policy speech likely next week - aide<p>Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who is going to be appointed for a new term of office soon, will probably deliver his policy speech in parliament early next week, PM's Office head Michal Dworczyk said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:31:00 +0100News & Politics Morawiecki's policy speech likely next week's average corporate wage up in Q3 - stats office<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage rose by 7.7 percent year on year to PLN 4,931.59 (EUR 1,152.56) in the third quarter of 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:26:00 +0100Business's average corporate wage up in Q3 - stats office sitting of Senate elects new speaker<p>President Andrzej Duda inaugurated the first sitting of the Senate's 10th term of office on Tuesday afternoon, expressing satisfaction with the political diversity in the upper house of Poland's parliament.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:30:00 +0100News & Politics Grodzki, whose candidature was forwarded by opposition senators, received 51 votes and was elected to the post. Sejm holds inaugural sitting, elects speaker<p>The Sejm (lower house of parliament) during its inaugural sitting on Tuesday elected Elżbieta Witek from the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) as Sejm speaker. She was the only candidate for the post.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:21:00 +0100News & Politics thanked all MPs and stressed the election was, for her, "a distinction and an obligation." PM hands in cabinet resignation at inaugural parliament session<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki handed in his cabinet's resignation as the newly-elected parliament started its four-year term of office on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:12:00 +0100News & Politics prime minister argued his cabinet had been successful in many respects, mentioning the family benefit programme 500 Plus, the national economy's performance and the curbing of bureaucracy. sitting of Senate begins<p>President Andrzej Duda inaugurated the first sitting of the Senate's 10th term of office on Tuesday afternoon.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:07:00 +0100News & Politics the president's address, debates will be run by senior Speaker Barbara Borys-Damięcka of the Civic Coalition (KO). East met West and the embrace that spoke a thousand words<p>The symbol of Polish-German reconciliation – an embrace between Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki and Chancellor Helmut Kohl during Mass in Krzyżowa – took place 30 years ago today.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:02:00 +0100History gesture between the two leaders, published by media around the world, heralded a new peaceful relationship among the neighbours. marks its inclusion in US Visa Waiver Program<p>Polish officials and US ambassador took part in a symbolic ceremony launching Poland's US Visa Waiver Program membership at Warsaw's Chopin airport on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:35:00 +0100News & Politics Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher treats passengers with donuts, during the symbolic start of the visa-free travel program at the Chopin airport in Warsaw. lower house starts inaugural meeting<p>The Sejm (lower house of parliament) on Tuesday started its inaugural meeting following the October 13 general election won by the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:12:00 +0100News & Politics the first part of the sitting the 460 newly elected MPs will take an oath.’s Wola district finds itself at a unique crossroads in time, says TFN’s Alex Webber<p>Once noted for its shabby housing quarters, disintegrating factories and empty, overgrown plots, the Warsaw district of Wola was, not long back, a by-word for stagnancy, an area arguably best-known for its grim associations with the 1944 Uprising and the resulting massacre of its civilians.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:50:00 +0100BusinessLife has become ‘the place to be’ with plenty pipeline projects to come and still space to develop.'s GDP growth to reach 4.3 percent in 2019 - central bank<p>Poland's GDP growth is expected to reach 4.3 percent in 2019, 3.6 percent in 2020 and 3.3 percent in 2021, according to the November projection by the National Bank of Poland published on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:23:00 +0100Business's GDP growth to reach 4.3 percent in 2019 - central bank fragment from delicate 10th century stringed instrument found in ‘rubbish dump’<p>A rare stringed instrument dating back 1,000 years has been discovered in one of the strongholds of the first Polish rulers in Ostrów Lednicki.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:12:00 +0100 like half a heart, the wooden fragment seems to be part of a rebec, a medieval stringed instrument that may have influenced later instruments like the mandolin and the violin. march held in Warsaw<p>An anti-fascist march was organised in Warsaw's downtown on Poland's Independence Day on Monday under the motto "For our freedom and yours." According to organisers, some 12,000 people took part in the rally.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:14:00 +0100News & Politics by left-wing organisations, including the Anti-fascist Coalition, the Action Democracy, Anti-fascist Warsaw, the March 8 Women's Agreements, the Student Anti-fascists Committee, the march was protected by police. March starts in Warsaw city centre<p>The 10th Independence March set off from Warsaw city centre at 3:00 p.m. on Poland's Independence Day on Monday. It was inaugurated with the singing of the national anthem.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:52:00 +0100News & Politics March starts in Warsaw. PM says French president's words about NATO irresponsible<p>Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki in an interview with the Financial Times accused the French President of irresponsibility after Emmanuel Macron said NATO was suffering 'brain death' and questioned the effectiveness of the alliance’s commitment to mutual defence.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:27:00 +0100News & Politics"I think President Macron's doubts (about NATO's mutual defence clause) can make other allies wonder if perhaps it is France that has concerns about sticking to it. I hope that we can still count on France fulfilling its obligations," Morawiecki told the Financial Times. today is best off in history, president says on Independence Day<p>Historians say that today's Poland is the most independent, wealthiest and safest Poland since the 17th century, President Andrzej Duda said in his speech at Piłsudskiego Square in Warsaw on Monday, as the country marked its Independence Day.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:20:00 +0100News & Politics president said that all Poles have responsibilities towards Poland, "from the left to the right." president, US ambassador on Poland joining VWP<p>On Independence Day, Monday, Poland entered the US Visa Waiver Program. Both the Polish president and the US ambassador to Poland lauded the development. "Poland joining the Visa Waver Program has become a fact," President Andrzej Duda said.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:08:00 +0100News & Politics“This is a joint U.S.-Polish success! See you in the United States!,” Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher wrote on Twitter on Monday. of freedom: when Poland regained its independence<p>Poland returned to the map of the world on November 11, 1918 after enduring 123 years of Prussian, Austrian and Russian occupation.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:17:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNews marks the 101st anniversary of the nation regaining its independence today after the long years of foreign rule. honours six Fathers of Polish Independence<p>On Poland's Independence Day, Monday, President Andrzej Duda laid flowers at monuments of the six Fathers of Polish Independence and attended, together with his wife, a mass for the homeland, celebrated at the Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:11:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory honours six Fathers of Polish Independence it RIGHT! PM blasts Netflix over historically inaccurate WWII documentary<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has hit out at Netflix accusing the network of "rewriting history" over its inaccurate portrayal of German-occupied Poland during World War Two.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:01:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory PM blasted Netflix’s documentary The Devil Next Door for 'obfuscating historical facts' including a map which 'falsely places places several German Nazi concentration camps within modern-day Poland’s borders.' Foreign Ministry, party critical of Netflix documentary<p>Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the junior ruling coalition partner Agreement, on Sunday expressed criticism of a Netflix documentary series which they say presents untrue information about Poland's history during WWII.</p>Sun, 10 Nov 2019 20:10:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistory has recently launched its documentary series the Devil Next Door about John Demjanjuk (pictured), known as Ivan the Terrible, a sadistic guard at the Treblinka German Nazi death camp. war veteran released after border detention<p>Ukrainian Donbas war veteran Ihor Mazur, detained by Polish Border Guard at a Polish-Ukrainian border crossing was released on Sunday but will remain in Lublin, south-east Poland, until the conclusion of an extradition procedure.</p>Sun, 10 Nov 2019 20:03:00 +0100News & Politics war veteran released after border detention all that jazz: TFN talks to jazz legend Michał Urbaniak about life, music and his Urbanator Days<p>Climaxing with a November-10 concert at Warsaw’s Och-Teatr, this weekend sees the grand finale of Urbanator Days, a multi-day music event coordinated by Poland’s best-loved jazz figure, Michał Urbaniak.</p>Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:29:00 +0100Art & Cultureł Urbaniak, the country’s best-loved man of jazz. up to the spirit in the sky: the story of Wilanów’s vast Temple of Divine Providence<p>It has been three years since the Temple of Divine Providence opened its doors to the faithful and held its first mass on November 11, 2016.</p>Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:51:00 +0100Life PLN 220 million the Temple of Divine Providence is an impressive sight. shifter: live digital sculpture that reacts to its environment on show in Warsaw<p>A digital sculpture reacting to the city life around it has been unveiled in Warsaw. Located on a giant screen at the Union of Lublin Square, it changes its shape, colour and movements in response to the actions of people around it – regardless if they are aware of it or not!</p>Sun, 10 Nov 2019 11:16:00 +0100Art & Culture image: the artwork changes its form depending on what is going on around it. unearth the lost secrets of Hitler’s Wolf Lair fruit and veg plot<p>Nearly seventy-five years after Red Army units first tentatively entered its devastated remains, Hitler’s notorious Wolf’s Lair HQ is in the news again after a team of local historians unearthed the remains of a garden and greenhouse complex once used to grow vegetables destined for the Fuhrer’s dining table.</p>Sat, 09 Nov 2019 18:09:00 +0100History than just a bunker: the Wolf’s Lair also boasted its own vegetable garden. President attends fall of Berlin Wall anniversary events<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda took part in the events marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in the German capital on Saturday.</p>Sat, 09 Nov 2019 14:49:00 +0100News & Politics Andrzej Duda said during the ceremony that on this day people remember the iron curtain which, in a symbolic way, fell with the collapse of the Berlin Wall. down: unemployment falls to lowest point in almost three decades<p>The unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since September 1990 despite fears of an economic slowdown in Europe.</p>Sat, 09 Nov 2019 14:04:00 +0100Business ho, it’s off work to work we go. Unemployment has fallen to its lowest point since the end of 1990. remembrance institute, US National Archives to work together<p>Poland's Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), investigating Nazi German and communist crimes against Poles will start, in January 2020, cooperation with the US National Archives in research on documents from World War II and from the communist regime in Poland.</p>Sat, 09 Nov 2019 13:23:00 +0100News & Politics head of IPN Archives Marzena Kruk told PAP that American troops seized millions of German documents at the end of World War II. Jewish identity in Poland: new book examines the lives of three generations of Polish Jews<p>When I meet him at the door to his London home, Barry Cohen is keen to make me comfortable before we start our interview; slipping to and from the room in search of tea, and offering me a pair of slippers to protect my feet from the cold.</p>Sat, 09 Nov 2019 11:14:00 +0100HistoryLife‘Opening the Drawer: The Hidden Identities of Polish Jews’ aims to illuminate Jewish identity and its legacy in Poland. coach accident in Germany leaves 13 injured<p>A Polish coach with 50 people on board was involved in an accident that occurred on the A1 highway, northeast of Hamburg, on Saturday morning. Local police reported 13 passengers were injured, seven seriously.</p>Sat, 09 Nov 2019 11:07:00 +0100Life coach accident in Germany leaves 13 injured presents proposed new government line-up<p>Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) announced the new composition of the cabinet on Friday, after winning the parliamentary elections last month.</p>Sat, 09 Nov 2019 09:46:00 +0100News & Politics Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the new line-up will be very proficient and "a good team." Arlena Witt - One of Poland's Top Female YouTubers<p>Arlena Witt has been called (at least by our host @Patrick Ney) the 'Polish Nation's English Teacher'.</p><p>She's certainly the most influential, with almost 500,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel alone, Arlena is praised by viewers for her wit, light tone and easy-to-watch style.</p><p>Discover how one of Poland's top female YouTubers approaches her work and answers these questions...</p><p><br></p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 16:38:00 +0100Heart of Poland Arlena Witt - One of Poland's Top Female YouTubers banking sector nets EUR 2.78 bln in Q1-Q3<p>The Polish banking sector posted a net profit of PLN 11.86 bln (EUR 2.78 bln) in the first three quarters of 2019, up by 2.86 pct on the same period of 2018, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) said in a Friday report.</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 16:08:00 +0100Business banking sector nets EUR 2.78 bln in Q1-Q3 it on! Middleweight champ Szeremeta to face WORLD champ Golovkin in title fight<p>Undefeated middleweight Kamil Szeremeta is to face reigning champion Gennady Golovkin at the International Boxing Federation world champion belt.</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:46:00 +0100Sport middleweight Kamil Szeremeta is to face reigning champion Gennady Golovkin at the International Boxing Federation world champion belt. Traces: Kragujevac, Serbia<p><span lang="EN-GB">In Serbia, Krzysztof catches up with Ljubiša Šlijjvić who he first met at the start of his journey in Nordkapp. Just over three weeks later, in a little café in the former capital&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN">Kragujevac, Krzysztof and&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB">Ljubiša reminisce about how their paths crossed and reflect on what it means to be Slavic.</span>&nbsp;</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:53:00 +0100Polish traces Traces: Kragujevac, Serbia win International comp for stunning Modern Art Museum in UAE<p>A Polish-Mexican duo has won the competition to design the Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art in Sharjah.</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:03:00 +0100Art & Culture museum which will show off from across the Middle East will be built by Aidia Studio, which was selected in an international competition. Duda to attend Berlin Wall anniversary<p>President Andrzej Duda will take part in events marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany, on Saturday, at the invitation of the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier .</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:23:00 +0100News & Politics main ceremony will take place at the memorial site of German division on Bernauer Strasse. to announce new gov't line-up on Friday evening<p>The new structure and line-up of Mateusz Morawiecki's government will be announced after a Friday evening meeting of the ruling party Law and Justice's political committee, government spokesman Piotr Muller has told PAP.</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 11:46:00 +0100News & Politics United Right, comprising PiS and its two junior partners, Solidary Poland and Agreement, held a meeting last week to discuss the structure of the next government and to reaffirm Morawiecki as the candidate for prime minister. agri-food exports seen at EUR 23.1 bln after 3Q - gov't agency<p>Exports of agri-food products reached EUR 23.1 billion at the end of the third quarter of 2019, up 5.8 percent year on year, the Polish Centre for the Support of Agriculture (KOWR) said on Friday citing finance ministry data.</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 11:21:00 +0100Business agri-food exports seen at EUR 23.1 bln after 3Q - gov't agency break worker finds gorgeous medieval gem hidden among rocks and stones. But would you have spotted it?<p>A gorgeous piece of jewellery dating back over 1,000 years has been found by a Polish man talking a stroll during his lunch break.</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:23:00 +0100HistoryLife Adamczyk who works in London had been ambling along the River Thames when his eye was caught by the glinting piece of gold.’s official! Poland joins US visa waiver programme<p>Poland has officially been entered into the USA’s Visa Waiver Programme, President Andrzej Duda and US Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher announced at a press conference.</p>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:38:00 +0100News & Politics’s official! The first country in five years to join the programme, from November 11th Poles can travel to the United States for 90 days business or tourism without applying for a visa. Bank grants EUR 250 mln loan to LG chem car battery maker<p>The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBOR) granted a long-term loan of EUR 250 million to electric car battery maker LG Chem to support the construction of a battery factory in Wrocław, southwestern Poland, EBOR said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:10:00 +0100Business Bank grants EUR 250 mln loan to LG chem car battery maker expels neo-Nazi Swede<p>The interior minister shared the Internal Security Agency's (ABW) concerns and decided to expel Anton T., a Swedish national, from Poland on security grounds, with immediate effect, spokesman for the special services coordinator has told PAP.</p>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:01:00 +0100Life expels neo-Nazi Swede but not forgotten: Leonard Cohen, thanks for the dance!<p>It’s been three years now without Leonard. But has he really gone? For his presence is still heartily felt here in Poland, where he is a cult hero.</p>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:43:00 +0100Art & CultureDan Session’s friendship with Cohen dates back to 2001 in Berlin. vodka gets ‘protected status’ in historic EU-China deal<p>Polish vodka is to get protected status in China after being included in a list of 100 European Geographical Indications under a landmark EU-China deal.</p>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 13:40:00 +0100Business European Union and China agreed on Wednesday to protect 100 European regional food and drinks from imitation, with vodka being the only Polish product on the list. highlights scourge of plastic waste with series of stunning photographs<p>An eco-friendly photographer is looking to highlight the scourge of plastic waste and the damage it does to the environment with a series of stunning photos showing ballet dancers and swimmers draped in, or surrounded by, plastic.</p>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:36:00 +0100Art & CultureLife #NoBeautyInPlastic exhibition, which opens in Warsaw’s Hala Koszyki on November 8, shows off a series of images from Warsaw-based photographer and blogger Daniel Petryczkiewicz. agrees to Polish exhumations on two sites<p>Ukraine has given Poland the green light to start searches for the remains of Polish soldiers who died during Poland's defensive war of 1939 near Lviv, Polish president's chief aide Krzysztof Szczerski has told PAP. The permit concerns two sites.</p>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 10:17:00 +0100News & Politics said he had received the permits for the search work from Zhovkva at the meeting. of IOC receives honorary doctorate from Polish university<p>International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Gdansk, north Poland for his contribution to the development of the international Olympic movement and promotion of human rights and global peace.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 17:55:00 +0100Sport of IOC receives honorary doctorate from Polish university of inscriptions revealing fascinating tale of ancient city uncovered in Tunisia<p>Over 130 Roman inscriptions and a fascinating tale of a city’s evolution have been uncovered by Polish archaeologists in the ancient site of Mustis, in northern Tunisia.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:38:00 +0100Art & Culture Latin text describes the founding of temples and other public buildings, names inscribed on tombstones and other everyday matters of the bustling city’s inhabitants, telling the story of what was important enough for them, to record it in stone.‘Hello World!’ New face of Instagram gets off to flying start – but not all is as it seems<p>The latest face to cause a stir on social media is that of 21-year-old Sara Kosmos.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:09:00 +0100Life Warsaw-based ‘influencer’ has garnered over 2,000 followers in just six weeks, posed in celebrity selfies and struck endorsement deals with leading fashion companies.'s Monetary Council leaves interest rates unchanged<p>Poland's Monetary Policy Council (RPP) left the country's interest rates unchanged on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 15:13:00 +0100Business's Monetary Council leaves interest rates unchanged story of Vasa kings brought to life at Warsaw’s Royal Castle<p>The Swedish Vasa kings who ruled Poland in the seventeenth century took the country to its largest ever territorial expanse, conquered Moscow and even captured the Russian Tsar.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 14:27:00 +0100History new exhibition entitled ‘The World of the Polish Vasas’ is the crowning finale to the Castle’s Year of the Vasas. to announce visa-free travel for Poles today - Polish president<p>An official communique on accepting Poland to the US Visa Waiver Program will be announced later today in Washington, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday morning.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 13:04:00 +0100News & Politics president said he had been informed by US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher that Washington will announce an official communique on accepting Poland into the Visa Waiver Program. says last four years were battle for a better Poland<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday, before the last sitting of the government, that the last four years in Poland were a battle for historical truth, a stronger economy and fairer tax system.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:27:00 +0100News & Politics prime minister referred to data published by the EU's statistical office Eurostat, which showed that social support for the government rose from 14 percent four years ago to 41 percent in 2019. ruling on judicial retirement concerns the past - Polish PM<p>Tuesday's ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on Poland's reform of the retirement age of judges and public prosecutors concerns a historical state of affairs, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki has said in a conversation with PAP.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 10:26:00 +0100News & Politics to Morawiecki, the Polish judicial system "still requires very profound reforms." Polański guest at Cinergia forum<p>Polish-born film director Roman Polański will be a guest at the closing of the 24th CINERGIA European cinema forum in Łódź, central Poland, the forum organisers have informed.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 09:10:00 +0100Art & Cultureński is known for a number of hit productions, most notably Repulsion (1965), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Chinatown (1974), the multiple Oscar winner Tess (1979) and The Pianist (2002). Council head Tusk not running for Polish president<p>European Council President Donald Tusk, a former Polish PM, in a Tuesday conversation with Polish private TV stations said he will not run in next year's presidential election in Poland.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 19:30:00 +0100News & Politics Council head Tusk not running for Polish president of Cohesion Group calls for fair EU budget - PM<p>Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that the Friends of Cohesion Group stated plainly that the EU budget must be fair. The voice of the entire '16' will be clearly heard during an EU summit in Brussels in December, he added.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 19:03:00 +0100News & Politics of Cohesion Group calls for fair EU budget - PM law bans pollutive heating<p>An amendment to environmental laws signed by President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday bans imports of pollutive heating furnaces and obliges households to connect to the national heating system.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:25:00 +0100Life law bans pollutive heating a star! Copernicus Science Centre is nine-years-old today<p>The Warsaw-based science centre located on the banks of Vistula attracts both geeks and regular visitors with its interactive exhibitions, which delve into how different aspects of our universe work.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:50:00 +0100Science stunning building was designed by architects from the RAr-2 firm in Ruda Śląska, after they won an architectural competition.ń teen crowned Transition Queen after racking up over 8.5 million worldwide followers on Tik Tok app<p>A teenager from Poznań has been crowned global Transitioner Queen after amassing a staggering 8.5 million followers on popular app Tik Tok.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:16:00 +0100Art & CultureLife Jeleniewska, 17, was crowned queen for having over 20 of the most popular 30 transition videos on the Tik Tok app which have also seen her attracting the attention of international brands who now employ her as an ‘influencer’. needs funds for development, Morawiecki says after meeting V4 PMs<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki took part in a meeting of the heads of government of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries in Prague on Tuesday ahead of a summit of the Group of Friends of Cohesion.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:42:00 +0100News & Politics PM said that while chasing the west economically, Poland, following the collapse of communism must have funds to develop its delayed infrastructure, saying cohesion funds served that purpose. million ants trapped inside nuclear bunker survived through cannibalism<p>An estimated 1 million 'cannibal ants' trapped inside a former Soviet nuclear military &nbsp;base survived by eating each other, new research has found.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:14:00 +0100Science from the Polish Society for Nature Protection “Salamandra”, found around one million ants in the bunker Templewo and around two million corpses. receives EUR 376.3 million from EU funds in September - MinFin<p>Poland received EUR 376.33 million from EU funds in September 2019, including EUR 65.9 million in current transfers and EUR 310.45 million in capital transfers, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 12:00:00 +0100Business receives EUR 376.3 million from EU funds in September - MinFin Court of Justice rules on Polish law forcing retirement of judges<p>The European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled on Tuesday that Polish laws relating to the retirement age of judges and public prosecutors, adopted in July 2017, are contrary to EU law.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 11:25:00 +0100News & Politics on the ruling, Poland's Foreign Ministry said it concerned a past state of affairs and does not reflect the now binding regulations. PM arrives in Prague for Group of Friends of Cohesion summit<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrived in Prague on Tuesday morning where he will take part in a summit of the Group of Friends of Cohesion.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 10:07:00 +0100News & Politics Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis (R) welcomes Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (L) before the meeting in Prague. launches flights to Sri Lanka<p>On Sunday Poland's national air carrier LOT launched regular flights from Warsaw to the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. The thrice-weekly seasonal connection will continue until March 28 2020.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 20:53:00 +0100Business deputy CEO Michał Fijoł told PAP on Monday that the new connection will be also used for cargo transports, mainly Sri Lankan aquarium fish and tea. Air launches new connections from Poland<p>Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air has launched new flight connections from Gdańsk, northern Poland, Katowice, southern Poland and Warsaw to Ukraine, Norway and Israel, the carrier said on Monday.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 19:30:00 +0100Business new flights from Gdańsk to Ukraine and Norway will operate on Mondays and Fridays's exports up 10.7 pct y/y in September - business chamber<p>Poland's exports increased by 10.7 percent year on year and by 10.7 percent month on month in September 2019, according to experts from the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG).</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 17:46:00 +0100Business's exports up 10.7 pct y/y in September - business chamber ranks 5th in EU when it comes to gender pay gap<p>Poland is leading the way with one of the lowest gender pay gaps in Europe, according to new data from the European Commission (EC).</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:58:00 +0100Business mark Equal Pay Day, the EC found Poland ranked 5th when it comes to the difference between gross hourly earnings between working men and women. Traces: Carpathian Mountains – Romania<p>As he completes the first leg of his epic 33,000km journey from Nordkapp, the northernmost cape of Europe, to Cape Agulhas the southernmost tip of Africa, Krzysztof reflects on the trials and tribulations of dealing with extreme weather conditions, animals on the roads and recalls the amazing people he has met along the way, including in Romania where he discovers Polish traces stretching back over 200 years.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:32:00 +0100Polish traces Traces: Carpathian Mountains – Romania six-year-old to get life-changing treatment from award-winning Docs in Warsaw<p>A six-year-old girl from the UK is travelling to Poland for life-altering medical treatment to cure her of a rare disease.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:24:00 +0100ScienceLife six-year-old Hailie Campbell is to get life-changing treatment at a Warsaw clinic after her parents raised 70,000 GBP from friends, family and strangers. PM marks 76th anniversary of mass execution of Jews at Majdanek<p>Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday commemorated Nazi Germany's World War II Aktion Erntefest, which saw the mass shooting of over 18,000 Jews at the Majdanek concentration camp in Lublin, eastern Poland.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:16:00 +0100History PM marks 76th anniversary of mass execution of Jews at Majdanek thriller The Pleasure Principle to be aired on Franco-German TV station Arte<p>Beta Film, the global distributor of hit serial ‘The Pleasure Principle‘ (Zasada przyjemności) has sealed a deal with French-German TV behemoth Arte to screen the show in May 2020.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 13:00:00 +0100Art & Culture murder mystery starring Małgorzata Buczkowska has been a hit with viewers and critically acclaimed for its exceptional quality.'s rail hauler shipments down 9.7 pct after 3Q<p>Poland's flagship rail freighter PKP Cargo transported 74.6 million tons of cargo in the first nine months of 2019, down by 9.7 percent year on year, the company said in a Monday press statement.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 12:45:00 +0100Business's rail hauler shipments down 9.7 pct after 3Q's manufacturing PMI down m/m in October<p>Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 45.6 points in October 2019 from 47.8 points in September, the economic research company IHS Markit reported on Monday. Market expectations stood at 48.0 points.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 11:01:00 +0100Business's manufacturing PMI down m/m in October Poles living in UK want to return to country after Brexit - report<p>Only 38 percent of Poles living in the UK have applied to stay there after Brexit while most of them are considering returning to Poland, the daily Rzeczpospolita wrote on Monday.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 10:49:00 +0100BusinessLife Poles living in UK want to return to country after Brexit - report ahead of EU average for lowest gender pay gap - EC<p>Poland is among the leading countries in the EU for equal pay between men and women, according to a ranking presented by the European Commission (EC) to mark European Equal Pay Day, which falls on November 4.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 10:36:00 +0100Business ahead of EU average for lowest gender pay gap - EC wins Tallinn 2019 Women's Epee Team World Cup<p>Poland won the 2019 Women's Epee Team World Cup in Tallinn, Estonia on Sunday and qualified for next year's Olympics in Tokyo.</p>Sun, 03 Nov 2019 19:39:00 +0100Sport wins Tallinn 2019 Women's Epee Team World Cup commemorates mass execution of 18,000 Jews at Majdanek<p>The victims of Nazi Germany's World War II Aktion Erntefest, which saw the mass shooting of 18,000 Jews at the Majdanek concentration camp in Lublin (eastern Poland), was remembered by ceremonies in the city on the event's 76 anniversary on Sunday.</p>Sun, 03 Nov 2019 17:34:00 +0100History commemorates mass execution of 18,000 Jews at Majdanek climate change: 15 Polish firms that could make a difference<p>A think-tank has listed 15 Polish companies it believes can help save the earth from the ravages of climate change.</p>Sun, 03 Nov 2019 15:14:00 +0100BusinessScienceLife in recharging equipment for buses, Ekoenergetyka is one of the companies to make the list. Kazimierz Deyna: thirty years on from his death, the iconic footballer remains close to the hearts of millions of Poles<p>Events to mark “the year of Kazimierz Deyna” have continued at pace with the latest seeing an iconic statue created by a group of artists led by Paweł Althamer returned to Warsaw’s Brzeska Street.</p>Sun, 03 Nov 2019 14:10:00 +0100Sport takes on the West German defence in the semi-finals of the 74 World Cup. university to set up first independent campus in Poland<p>A leading British university will set up a campus next year in the city of Wrocław, making it the first foreign university to establish an independent campus in Poland.</p>Sun, 03 Nov 2019 10:51:00 +0100Science home to 135,000 students, from next academic year Wrocław will be home to Coventry University students. quite a brother in arms: the intriguing and contrasting life of Józef Piłsudski’s big brother<p>Bronisław Piłsudski, the older brother of Marshal Piłsudski, is somewhat a forgotten figure in history, yet his life was just as extraordinary as his brother’s. An exile, would be assassin, traveller and adventurer, Bronisław’s most important work was his anthropological research into the cultures of people on the border lands of the Russian Empire and Japan. &nbsp;Now, 153 years after his birth, TFN takes a look at the trials and tribulations of the older Piłsudski.</p>Sat, 02 Nov 2019 19:46:00 +0100Historyław Piłsudski was exiled to the Far East for his involvement in a plot to assassinate the tsar. is untrue to call Poland an anti-Semitic country - Israeli ambassador<p>Israel's ambassador to Poland Alexander Ben Zvi said on Saturday that although anti-Semitism manifests itself in Poland, it is totally untrue to call Poland an anti-Semitic country.</p>Sat, 02 Nov 2019 11:57:00 +0100News & Politics is untrue to call Poland an anti-Semitic country - Israeli ambassador. the goodies back: police net over 10,000 “cultural” items in international operation<p>Police and border guards have recovered over 10,000 items as part of an international operation to crack down on the theft and illegal trade in cultural objects.</p>Sat, 02 Nov 2019 11:37:00 +0100Life road to recovery. Just some of the items recovered in the operation. of the brave: the story behind Warsaw’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier<p>As Poles criss-cross the country heading home to commune with their ancestors at family graves this weekend, the conscience of the nation remains firmly in Warsaw at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.</p>Sat, 02 Nov 2019 09:56:00 +0100History soldier lays a wreath on the tomb, which actually contains the remains of a 14-year-old boy. flagship airline adds 15th Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its fleet<p>A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ordered by Poland's national carrier LOT Polish Airlines landed in Warsaw on Friday morning after a nine-hour-and-50-minute direct flight from the factory of the US producer Boeing in Charleston, North Carolina.</p>Fri, 01 Nov 2019 19:16:00 +0100Business is the fifteenth Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the LOT's fleet and the seventh aircraft of the 787-9 variant. energy projects appear on EC Projects of Common Interest list<p>The European Commission (EC) published an updated list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) on Thursday, or projects aimed at improving the energy integration of member states, which features a number of Polish joint projects.</p>Fri, 01 Nov 2019 17:03:00 +0100Business Baltic Pipe gas pipeline project connecting Poland and Denmark and the Poland-Lithuania gas inter-connector (GIPL) were recognised as priority projects. tomb with a view: Stunning photos of Powązki cemetery and the fascinating stories of the men and women buried within<p>With over 1 million graves, covering over 100 acres and dating back to 1790, Powązki cemetery is one of the oldest and noblest in Warsaw.</p>Fri, 01 Nov 2019 10:52:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryPoland Now Kieślowski (1941-1996) was a world-wide known film director. The British Film Institute listed him as number two in the top ten film directors of modern times. A highly praised and innovative artist, after his untimely death, he deserved a special gravestone. And he got one, designed by Krzysztof M. Bednarski. It is a sculpture of two hands forming an oblong space; the view as if through a film camera, a typical gesture of every film director framing a picture on film set. The gravestone is now widely recognised as one the most iconic tombs in the world. the English-Canadian Historian who fell in love with Poland<p>Historian Alexandra Richie visited Poland for the first time in 1985. The spirit of open defiance of communism blew her away.</p><p>Discover the personal story of one of Poland's best English-language historians, author of the book on the Warsaw Uprising, 'Warsaw 1944.'</p><p>'Writing the book was very very difficult,' she says, 'You take on some of the horror of what people have experienced. There were many occasions when I had to take a break from it all.'</p><p>Warsaw 1944 remains our host Patrick Ney's top recommended book on the Warsaw Uprising and looks at the battle from the German perspective of Hitler and Himmler.</p><p>Alex Richie reveals exclusively the new books she's writing on Polish history and her hopes for her 2 daughters in the future.</p><p>'The dynamism, the history, the spirit of the people - Warsaw is my favourite place in Poland.'</p>Fri, 01 Nov 2019 09:32:00 +0100HistoryHeart of Poland the English-Canadian Historian who fell in love with Poland footballers from Wrocław are WORLD CHAMPS after spectacular performance at Blind Football Championships<p>Śląsk Wrocław Blind Football team has won the World Championship after beating Moldova’s Kishinev Fenix 3-0 in the finals.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 19:03:00 +0100Sport being considered ‘below par’ the lads stormed through the championships winning all of their games and drawing only one.'s heaviest pumpkin weighs in at 870 kg - stats office<p>The Central Statistical Office (GUS) wrote on Twitter on Thursday that the heaviest pumpkin grown in Poland in 2019 weighed 870 kg, and that this year's pumpkin harvest was coming to an end.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:24:00 +0100Business reported that during that during last year's season, around 71,000 tonnes of pumpkins were harvested, up from 45,000 tonnes in 2017. In 2016, the total reached 60,000 tonnes, in 2015, it was 47,000 tonnes and, in 2014, it amounted to 48,000 tonnes. Halloween’s ‘night of the dead’, TFN’s Alex Webber delves into the ghoulish mysteries surrounding Książ castle<p>Of all the sights in Poland, there can be few that rival the first glimpse of Książ.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:06:00 +0100HistoryLife from 700-years of history, there are no shortage of ghost stories, and as visitors creep through secret passages and tight, unlit stairwells they are regaled with tales of pining princes, wicked dukes and headless aristocrats. of payment cards grows in Poland<p>The number of payment cards on the Polish market increased by 404,000 to 42.1 mln at the end of Q2 this year, compared to the end of March, reported the National Bank of Poland (NBP) on Thursday.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:20:00 +0100Business central bank noted that it expected a further increase in the number of contactless payment cards.'s unemployment rate flat at 3.3 pct in September - Eurostat<p>Poland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.3 percent in September 2019, unchanged from August 2019, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:00:00 +0100News & Politics's unemployment rate flat at 3.3 pct in September - Eurostat for Kurant as she scoops prestigious Frontier Art Prize<p>Polish artist Agnieszka Kurant has won the Frontier Art Prize for contemporary art.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:27:00 +0100Art & Culture (10-15) 2017 Termite mounds built by colonies of termites from colored sand, gold and crystals Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles labour market index down in October - BIEC<p>The Labour Market Index (WRP), which predicts future changes in the level of unemployment in Poland, inched down in October, for the first time in six months, the Bureau for Investments and Economic Cycles (BIEC) said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 11:51:00 +0100Business labour market index down in October - BIEC's inflation in October at 2.5 percent y/y - stats office<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 2.5 percent year on year in October 2019 and by 0.2 percent month on month, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported in a flash estimate on Thursday.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 11:26:00 +0100Business's inflation in October at 2.5 percent y/y - stats office Duda ready to face rivals in May's presidential elections<p>President Andrzej Duda is ready for debates with all of the opposition presidential candidates, deputy head of the President's Office Pawel Mucha told the Rzeczpospolita daily.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 10:58:00 +0100News & Politics Duda ready to face rivals in May's presidential elections space grows in 2019 at slowest rate for 20 years<p>The amount of retail space in Poland will grow by about 300,000 square metres in 2019, or by 2.5 percent year on year, the lowest level of new retail supply to the market for 20 years, according to a report by real estate consultancy CBRE.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 10:53:00 +0100Business space grows in 2019 at slowest rate for 20 years the dead of the night: Zaduszki, the day when the spirits of the dead were thought to be out and about<p>Mexico may be famous for its Day of the Dead celebrations, but in Polish culture the beginning of November is just as important, if perhaps less spectacular.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 09:57:00 +0100NewsLife light candles on the grave as part of the zaduszki traditions.Świnoujście and Rotterdam sign memorandum on cooperation<p>A memorandum of agreement on cooperation between Poland's north-western port of Szczecin-Swinoujscie and the port of Rotterdam was signed in the latter city on Wednesday in the presence of Polish President Andrzej Duda.</p>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 19:49:00 +0100BusinessŚwinoujście and Rotterdam sign memorandum on cooperationń zoo in desperate race to save lives of nine starving tigers stranded at Belarusian border in their own excrement<p>A Polish zoo is racing against time to rescue nine tigers which have been stranded for days on the Polish-Belarusian border.</p>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 18:57:00 +0100Life tigers were left stranded without food and covered in their own excrement while on their way to Dagestan. hedgehogs get winter cheer with comfy leafy homes after council bans leaf raking<p>Wrocław’s hedgehogs can now stay safe and warm at nights this winter after city authorities banned raking leaves in public spaces, leaving them as comfy hideouts for the spiny mammals.</p>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 16:40:00 +0100Lifeław’s hedgehogs can now stay safe and warm at nights this winter after city authorities banned raking leaves in public spaces, leaving them as comfy hideouts for the spiny mammals. Richardson and Quentin Tarantino to receive Polish film award<p>Robert Richardson, an Oscar-winning cinematographer, and Quentin Tarantino, an Oscar-winning screenwriter, will receive the Camerimage 2019 Cinematographer – Director Duo Award at the 27th EnergaCamerimage Film Festival in Torun, in north-central Poland.</p>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 14:53:00 +0100Art & Culture Richardson and Quentin Tarantino to receive Polish film award 10 Episodes of Heart of Poland (Part 2)<p>Host: Patrick Ney</p><p>Share your top episodes with us!</p>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 14:46:00 +0100Heart of Poland security firm wins anti-drone attack contract with Saudi Telecom<p>A Polish security firm has won the contract to protect the largest Saudi telecommunications operator from drone attacks.</p>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 14:27:00 +0100Science Gdynia company’s Advanced Protection Systems protects the skies from drone attacks. to recreate faces of troops who died at beginning of WWII<p>Geneticists are using wide-ranging DNA studies to find out what Polish soldiers who died during fighting on Westerplatte at the start of World War II looked like.</p>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 12:39:00 +0100History at Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin are studying four skeletons to try to determine where the men came from in biogeographic terms, their eye colour and hair colour. installation nets record price<p>Caminando, an installation by renowned Polish sculptress Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930-2017), has been auctioned off for over PLN 8 million (EUR 1,900,000), a record for the Polish art market, the Onet portal informed on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 20:31:00 +0100Art & Culture consists of 20 so-called walking figures created in 1998-99.'s largest and most modern hospital opened in Kraków<p>The University Hospital in Kraków, southern Poland, the largest and most modern medical centre in Poland, was officially opened on Monday. The value of the investment totalled PLN 1.2 billion (EUR 280.7 mln).</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 20:09:00 +0100Life Director of the Hospital Marcin Jędrychowski said that the facility is the largest and most modern in Central and Eastern Europe. president, King of the Netherlands honour Polish WWII troops<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in Breda on Tuesday paid homage to General Stanisław Maczek and his soldiers on the 75th anniversary of the 1944 liberation of the Dutch city of Breda by Polish allied forces.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:36:00 +0100News & Politics President Andrzej Duda and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands during the observances at the Polish Honorary Military Cemetery. what! Baltic pipe from Denmark to Poland given the go-ahead<p>Denmark has approved the construction of a Baltic Pipe in its waters, moving forward plans to bring Norwegian gas to Poland.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 16:34:00 +0100News & Politics project, which will see 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas flowing to Poland annually and 3 billion cubic meters of raw material from Poland to Denmark, has strategic importance in ensuring the diversification of energy sources for Poland. court launches "Night Without an End" lawsuit<p>Hearings in a defamation lawsuit against historians Barbara Engelking and Jan Grabowski, co-authors of the book, "Night Without an End", launched before a Warsaw district court on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 16:04:00 +0100History court launches "Night Without an End" lawsuit forum opens in Katowice, south Poland<p>The two-day 5th European Cybersecurity Forum (Cybersec 2019) opened on Tuesday in Katowice, south Poland, to discuss 5G security, cyber defence and geopolitical challenges in the development of digital technology.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:08:00 +0100News & Politics of Digital Affairs Marek Zagórski told the forum that a cybersecurity strategy for 2019-2024, drafted by his ministry, is ready and awaits Morawiecki's signature. Traces: Lviv, Ukraine<p>Krzysztof arrives in the beautiful, UNESCO-listed city of Lviv where he learns about efforts to keep the memories of former residents such as Stanislaw Ulam, the Polish scientist specialising in mathematics and nuclear physics and who later worked on the Manhattan Project, alive.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 14:10:00 +0100Polish traces Traces: Lviv, Ukraine of enormous Jurassic sea predators found in cornfield<p>Scientists in Poland have discovered the bones of huge, swimming predators that roamed the waters 150 million years ago.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 13:37:00 +0100Science bones of the giant sea predator were discovered by palaeontologists in a field of corn in the village of Krzyżanowice. 100,000 people visit Auschwitz exhibition in New York<p>Almost 106,000 people have so far visited the touring exhibition on the history and significance of the former Nazi-German Auschwitz concentration camp in southern Poland, the exhibition in New York opened in May 2019, the Auschwitz Museum said.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 13:23:00 +0100History 100,000 people visit Auschwitz exhibition in New York presidential couple starts official visit to the Netherlands<p>Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands welcomed Polish President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda at the court of the royal castle in The Hague on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 12:36:00 +0100News & Politics presidential couple starts official visit to the Netherlands budget deficit at EUR 420 million after September - MinFin<p>Poland recorded a PLN 1.8 billion (EUR 420 million) budget deficit at the end of September 2019, which is 6.3 percent of the annual plan, the Finance Ministry announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 12:08:00 +0100Business budget deficit at EUR 420 million after September - MinFin Canal reveals grisly secrets during archaeological dig<p>Archaeologists have found a stash of WWII weapons along with a plaque belonging to Nazi monster Ludwig Fischer while exploring the Royal Canal in the town of Sochaczew, in central Poland.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:24:00 +0100History the German invasion of Poland in 1939, Ludwig Fischer became Chief Administrator and later Governor of the District of Warsaw. arrives in the Netherlands<p>President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda on Monday arrived in the Netherlands for an official visit. Among other events, Duda will attend observations of the 75th anniversary of the 1944 liberation of the Dutch city of Breda by Polish allied forces.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 20:32:00 +0100News & Politics Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda on arrival in Rotterdam. takes first step in 5G<p>Poland's Digital Affairs Ministry, the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and domestic telecom operators signed an agreement on Monday that marks the onset of creating the country's 5G mobile communications network.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:42:00 +0100Business takes first step in 5G Christi among films qualified for Golden Globe Award<p>Corpus Christi, a Polish production directed by Jan Komasa, found itself on a list of nearly 90 films which have a chance of being nominated for the Golden Globe Award in the Foreign Language category.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:06:00 +0100Art & Culture Bielenia plays the main role in ‘Corpus Christi’. hopes Brexit ratification process will end before January 31<p>Deputy Foreign Minister for European affairs Konrad Szymański told PAP on Monday that Poland expected the Brexit ratification procedure to end by January 31, 2020. Szymański described the decision to delay Brexit as "right."</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 15:20:00 +0100News & Politicsński underlined that Poles living in Britain should apply for settled person status even if Great Britain leaves the EU with a deal. leads the way with highest percentage of alternative fuel cars in EU<p>Poland has the highest percentage of alternative fuel cars in the EU, according to new data from Eurostat.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 14:53:00 +0100Business’s 15 percent of alternative fuel cars is far ahead of the nearest country Lithuania which has only nine percent.! Grannies come together to rid town of plastic bags with their knitted eco-friendly alternatives<p>A group of pensioners are doing their big to fight scourge of plastic bags by stitching together their own fabric shopping bags that are then handed out free of charge to shoppers in their home town.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 14:01:00 +0100Life far the group of old ladies have made over 500 bags, which have gone some way to helping them achieving their goal of ridding the town of Nowe Warpno of plastic bags. Polish higher learning institutions among best in FT ranking<p>Management studies offered by the Leon Kozminski University and the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) have found themselves among the best in the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2019.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:37:00 +0100BusinessScience Polish higher learning institutions among best in FT ranking Sonia Szóstak named as one of the best fashion photographers in the world<p>Fashion photographer Sonia Szóstak has been named one of the 100 most innovative and inspiring young creative talents from around the world by the British Fashion Council.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:11:00 +0100Art & Culture body-centric images and dreamy quality of Szóstak’s work were especially visible during one of her individual exhibitions in Warsaw’s Leica Gallery 6x7. gov't line-up likely to be presented by November 12<p>Polish government spokesperson Piotr Mueller said on Monday that the line-up of a new Law and Justice (PiS) government will likely be presented by November 12, when the Sejm (lower house) will hold its first sitting of the new term.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 11:07:00 +0100News & Politics gov't line-up likely to be presented by November 12 hosts cybersecurity forum<p>The 5th European Cybersecurity Forum (CYBERSEC 2019) will take place in Katowice, south Poland, on October 28-30. Earlier CYBERSEC conferences took place in Kraków, also in south Poland.</p>Sun, 27 Oct 2019 18:21:00 +0100Business hosts cybersecurity forum museum named ‘best public building’ in CEE<p>Warsaw’s Katyn Museum has been named the best public building in Central and Eastern Europe at the latest edition of the prestigious East Centric Architecture Triennale.</p>Sun, 27 Oct 2019 17:59:00 +0100Art & Culture an architectural triumph, its eloquent and sensitive style has become a magnet for photographers and design buffs. of literature<p>In Polish, the word 'literature' is feminine. Writing books requires tremendous discipline, diligence, the ability to associate facts and a talent for creating the world through the power of imagination. Polish women excel at this.</p>Sun, 27 Oct 2019 15:33:00 +0100Art & CultureWhy So Serious?łbena Grabowska (L) is a doctor of medicine while Marta Guzowska (R) is a scientist - and both are two of Poland’s leading authors. art! The Kraków firm putting chique into bespoke artificial limbs<p>Glaze Prosthetics from Kraków is taking the world by storm with their stylish personalised 3D printed prosthetic arms.</p>Sun, 27 Oct 2019 14:06:00 +0100BusinessStart-ups personalised 3D printed prosthetic arms from Kraków-based Glaze Prosthetics are stylish and artistic. Busters! Poznań reveals its latest weapon in the fight against pollution - an ‘air-sniffing’ drone<p>An air-sniffing high-tech drone has begun to patrol the skies over Poznań in an effort to crack down on polluters burning toxic rubbish in their furnaces.</p>Sun, 27 Oct 2019 09:41:00 +0100Life high-tech drone will be used to monitor the skies for tell-tale signs of illegal rubbish burning. issues most residence permits in EU - Eurostat<p>In 2018, Poland issued the biggest number of first residence permits to non-EU citizens among all EU member states, Eurostat, the EU's statistical agency, has said in a report.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 17:50:00 +0200News & Politics topped the list of employment-connected permits, with 328,000 such papers issued we go again! Central Europe’s most prestigious craft beer festival slams down in Warsaw<p>Just two months after CNN named it as being one of the 10 most important cities in the world for craft beer, the eleventh bi-annual Warsaw Beer Festival has further underscored the capital’s rising enthusiasm for artisan beer.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 17:46:00 +0200BusinessLife it on: two drinkers enjoy a beer at the Warsaw Beer Festival. Tech Day showcases the country’s best technology in London<p>Polish firms are well ahead of their Western European rivals in areas such as e-banking and start-up firms, according to participants at Polish Tech Day, a conference promoting Polish technology held in London on Friday.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 17:04:00 +0200BusinessStart-ups year, Polish Tech Day, the fifth, focused on changes in a bid to mark the 30th anniversary of the Polish political transformation and the 15th anniversary of joining the EU. is amazing as a musical<p>From Broadway to Tokyo the musical is the most popular form of musical theatre of our times. Same in Poland, for although we are still learning, we’re learning fast. Warsaw’s ROMA Musical Theatre and several others in the country present a variety of both classic and contemporary shows.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 15:48:00 +0200Art & CultureDan Session cast of the Roma Theatre rehearse Elton John’s ‘Aida’. Netherlands commemorates liberation of Breda by Polish army<p>Polish officials and WWII veterans on Saturday gathered in Oosterhout in the southern Netherlands for the start of several-day commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Breda from under German occupation by the 1st Polish Armoured Division.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 15:29:00 +0200History, the Dutch residents of the city and pupils of the schools named after General Maczek paid tribute to the soldiers. embassy organises European defence conference in France<p>France's views on the issue of security in Europe are in line with Poland's, including on transatlantic ties, head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) Pawel Soloch told PAP after his visit to France.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 13:53:00 +0200News & Politics reported the V4 countries had spoken in one voice at the conference and held an “honest conversation with French parliamentarians.” The V4 “presented a more pro-Atlantic viewpoint compared to France,” he added. game producer CD Projekt makes Bloomberg list of global “blockbuster” firms<p>Bloomberg Intelligence has named Polish video games producer CD Projekt one of the companies in the world to have “blockbuster potential” next year.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 13:22:00 +0200Business for CD Projekt’s game ‘Cyberpunk 2077’, due for release next year, could hit an estimated 20 million units in 2020., Kraków, Katowice airports announce new routes for winter season<p>Warsaw's Chopin airport has announced new connections this winter season from national carrier LOT and Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air, while Kraków (southern Poland) has announced six new connections and Katowice (southern Poland) 12 new routes.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 09:53:00 +0200Business“Interesting charter connections are also appearing,” the press release stated. note designer passes away after life of notable achievement<p>Many Poles had never heard of Andrzej Heidrich, but his designs are everywhere: on the banknotes people carry in their wallets and use every day. After a long and productive career, the Polish graphic artist and illustrator passed away on October 20, at the age of 90.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 09:24:00 +0200Art & Culture career: Heidrich standing before one his designs. of Polish women slaughtered in Nazi's Ravensbrück death camp found<p>Researchers have discovered the remains of Poles murdered at KL Ravensbrück, the notorious German concentration camp for women.</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 17:29:00 +0200History scour the earth at Fürstenberg cemetery, not far from the camp. electric company to take part in Polish wind farm projects<p>RWE Renewables announced on Friday that it had purchased shares in four wind farm construction projects, with a total potential of 1.5 GW, in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea.</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 15:47:00 +0200Business electric company to take part in Polish wind farm projects’s website design basks in the glory at design award festival<p>The First News has picked up a distinction at the 26th Good Design awards for its website during a ceremony honouring the best in Polish design.</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 15:21:00 +0200Art & Culture Development Agency official hands over the award to TFN’s Editor-in-Chief, Dagmara Leszkowicz. Duda to pay official visit to the Netherlands<p>Poland's President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda will begin their visit to the Netherlands on Tuesday, Krzysztof Szczerski, the Polish president's chief aide, announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 14:23:00 +0200News & Politics Duda to pay official visit to the Netherlands to lead agency helping to keep Europe’s planes flying on time<p>A Pole will become responsible for helping to keep Europe’s airspace working and accident free when he takes up the leadership of the an alliance of the continent’s largest air navigation agencies.</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 12:39:00 +0200News & Politics Janiszewski will be the first Pole to hold the top job at the A6. can happen again in Germany, every fourth German says<p>A quarter of Germans, in a survey conducted by the World Jewish Congress (WJC), said that the Holocaust can happen again in their country, reported the newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 11:41:00 +0200News & Politics to WJC president, Ronald Lauder, anti-Semitism has reached a critical point in Germany. Traces: Riga, Latvia<p>In Riga, Latvia, Krzysztof meets photographer Tomasz who explains his “complicated” heritage.</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 10:58:00 +0200LifePolish traces Traces firm builds first electric delivery van with state support<p>The FSE company, based in the southern Polish city of Bielsko-Biala, has built the country's first electric delivery van thanks to PLN 4.5 mln (EUR 1.05 mln) in support from the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR).</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 09:54:00 +0200Business“Ultimately, we will be able to offer more than ten versions of electric vehicles with maximum load ranging from 235 kg to more than 1,000 kg and capacity ranging from 1 to 15 cubic metres,” FSE CEO Thomas Hajek said. expats send EUR 911 million back home in Q2, 2019<p>Polish people living abroad transferred PLN 3.9 billion (EUR 911 million) to their home country in the second quarter of 2019, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 18:26:00 +0200Business expats send EUR 911 million back home in Q2, 2019 grants loan to Polish Pekao Leasing<p>The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has granted a EUR 100 million loan to Pekao Leasing of the Pekao Bank capital group to finance the development of micro, small and medium- sized enterprises in Poland.</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 16:16:00 +0200Business grants loan to Polish Pekao Leasingów start-up wins prestigious UNLEASH comp in Paris<p>Kraków-based Talent Alpha has beat off 100 other finalists to take the top award for start-ups.</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 15:53:00 +0200Start-upsów’s Talent Alpha start up beat off competition from 100 other companies to take the top prize.'s 2020 budget with minor deficit possible - gov't spokesperson<p>Polish government spokesperson Piotr Mueller told a radio broadcaster on Thursday that "it is possible that Poland's budget in 2020 will have a minor deficit due to the potential lifting of the cap on social security premiums."</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 13:27:00 +0200News & Politics's 2020 budget with minor deficit possible - gov't spokesperson looking to ‘blast away misconceptions about Poles’ with their stunning online poster shop<p>Two friends in London have founded an online shop selling original mid-century Polish posters, offering buyers a burst of colour that will brighten their home or office. &nbsp;</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 12:05:00 +0200Art & Culture 26 was founded by friends Sylwia Newman and Harriet Williams, a Polish-British duo who live near each other in south-east London and bonded over their shared love for mid-century Polish art and design. hosts festival devoted to Polish emigre writer<p>A three-day literary festival highlighting the life and work of the Polish emigre writer, Gustaw Herling-Grudziński, was launched on Thursday in Naples, Italy, and features a series of meetings devoted to the publication of a new volume of his collected works.</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 10:48:00 +0200Art & Culture Herling-Grudziński (1919 - 2000) was a Polish writer, essayist, World War II soldier, and political dissident living abroad during the communist era in Poland.'s richest man to invest in wind power<p>Polish billionaire and business mogul Michał Sołowow seeks to build or take over operating onshore wind farms as well as invest in offshore wind projects, the daily Puls Biznesu wrote on Thursday.</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 10:38:00 +0200Business Monday, the billionaire announced his plans to build a 300 MW small modular reactor for chemical firm Synthos in the coming ten years.ń Retro Motor Show opens this weekend<p>Nearly 1,000 classic vehicles will be on exhibit at the Retro Motor Show which runs from Friday to Sunday in Poznań, western Poland.</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 09:06:00 +0200BusinessHistory addition to cars, visitors will be able to view antiques bicycles and buses, as well as military vehicles. Pictured last year's exhibition. Traces: Tallinn, Estonia<p>Krzysztof arrives in Tallinn, Estonia, where he ventures to a small café to meet flight attendant Dominika who has been living in the capital since last year.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:11:00 +0200Polish traces Traces: Tallinn, Estonia extraordinary story of Jewish ballerina who gunned down SS beast before being murdered<p>Franceska Mann was 26 years old when she arrived at Auschwitz from Bergen-Belsen on a transport with 1,800 other Jews.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:10:00 +0200History marks the 76th anniversary of the execution of Franciszka Manheimer-Rosenberg, better known as Franceska Mann, who’s heroism has gone down as legendary in the history of Auschwitz.'s unemployment falls to 5.1 percent in September - stats office<p>Poland's unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in September 2019 from 5.2 percent a month earlier, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:31:00 +0200Business's unemployment falls to 5.1 percent in September - stats office of cake! Bydgoszcz gal wins world championships in cake design with patriotic theme<p>A cake decorator from Bydgoszcz has seen her autumn start on a sweet note after she soared to glory by picking up first prize at the Cake Designers World Championship in Milan.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:49:00 +0200Life Woszczyńska from Bydgoszcz soared to glory by picking up first prize at the Cake Designers World Championship in Milan. Israeli ambassador to Poland vows to focus on the future<p>Alexander Ben-Zvi, the new Israeli ambassador to Poland, tweeted on Wednesday that he wants to target the future of mutual relations and further exchange between Israeli and Polish companies.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:35:00 +0200News & Politics October 10, President Andrzej Duda received credentials from Ben-Zvi, who replaced envoy Anna Azari in the post. aviation agency chief to head A6 Alliance<p>The head of the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA), Janusz Janiszewski, will serve from January 2020 for a year as the head of an alliance of Europe's biggest aviation agencies, the A6 Alliance, PANSA announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:31:00 +0200News & Politics Janiszewski's duties will be involvement in work on a new legislative package announced for 2020 concerning creation of the Single European Sky, a European Commission initiative that seeks to reform the European air traffic management system. market of organic cosmetics grows - report<p>The value of the Polish market of eco-friendly cosmetics has increased by 71 percent over the last year, the daily Puls Biznesu wrote on Wednesday citing a study by pollster GfK Polonia.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:10:00 +0200Business share of organic cosmetics in the entire Polish market, valued at over PLN 4.8 billion (EUR 1.12 bln) in June, 2019, is only 1 percent, the daily wrote. Lewandowski the best striker in the world? Twitter erupts following Bayern Munich’s 3-2 Champions League win over Olympiakos<p>Twitter went into meltdown last night after two stunning goals from Robert Lewandowski saw the the Bundesliga giants beat Olympiakos in the Champions League.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:36:00 +0200Sport’s simply the best? to announce new cabinet composition shortly after November 12<p>The Polish government will present a new cabinet line-up shortly after the inaugural sitting of Poland's new parliament, scheduled for November 12, Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin told public radio on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:14:00 +0200News & Politics said a new cabinet line-up will be presented shortly after the first sitting of the new Sejm (lower house). director thanks Poles for help in release from Russian prison<p>Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker, writer and social activist from Crimea, who was a political prisoner in Russian between 2014 and 2019, gave thanks in Warsaw on Tuesday to all those who had helped secure his release.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:04:00 +0200News & PoliticsArt & Culture“Thank you to all Poles, filmmakers, politicians, who supported me and fought for my freedom,” said Sentsov. up m/m in September 2019 - central bank<p>The total value of outstanding mortgages increased by PLN 2.04 billion (EUR 480 million) month on month in September 2019 to PLN 457.68 billion (EUR 106.93 billion), the National Bank of Poland (NBP) reported on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:41:00 +0200Business up m/m in September 2019 - central bank's M3 money supply up - central bank<p>Poland’s M3 money supply grew in September 2019 by 9.4 percent year to date and by 0.4 percent month on month to PLN 1.51 trillion (EUR 353.63 billion), the National Bank of Poland (NBP) announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:39:00 +0200Business's M3 money supply up - central bank Foundation for Africa helps over 3,000 Madagascar inhabitants<p>Four Polish doctors from the Polish Foundation for Africa brought medical assistance to over 3,000 inhabitants of Mampikony, a district of Madagascar. The aim of the mission was to help people suffering from leprosy.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:33:00 +0200News & PoliticsLife Foundation for Africa helps over 3,000 Madagascar inhabitants‘Life on Mars’ designers take silver in international comp<p>Polish ‘Life on Mars’ designers have taken silver at the international Mars Colony Prize competition in California, America.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:58:00 +0200Science Wrocław University of Science and Technology students designed the ‘Twardowsky’ Mars base for 1000 people, complete with transport, factories, field, hotels, restaurants and cafes for a Mars Society competition.'s Q2 general gov't deficit at 48.1 pct of GDP - report<p>Poland's general government deficit in the second quarter of 2019 amounted to 48.1 percent of GDP, EU statistical office Eurostat announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:20:00 +0200Business's Q2 general gov't deficit at 48.1 pct of GDP - report Pole to build nuclear reactor<p>A Polish billionaire is to build the country’s first nuclear reactor to generate clean energy.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:37:00 +0200Business owner of chemical company Synthos S.A., Michał Sołowow, is planning to build the reactor in Poland in the next decade. a pre-war cinema though to communist-era shopping centres, Warsaw’s register of historic buildings sees 89 new places added to its list<p>The register of Warsaw’s monuments and buildings of historic value has been updated with 89 new places.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:49:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory are living, breathing places, with their architecture bearing witness to some of the most dramatic moments in history. With over 80 places of historic value now being added to the register, TFN takes a look at some of the new entries and the stories behind them. composition of government to be announced this week - minister<p>Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology Jadwiga Emilewicz told the private TV broadcaster TVN24 on Tuesday that the government will be formed very quickly and the announcement of its final composition will be published this week.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:02:00 +0200News & Politics said that the government will definitely form a ministry that will be responsible for the economy. and Germany could become allies in migration - expert<p>Gerald Knaus, the chairman of the Berlin-based European Stability Initiative (ESI) think tank, believes that Poland and Germany could act together to limit unregulated migration from Africa and the Middle East.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 10:51:00 +0200News & Politics described the Polish-Ukrainian border (which is an EU external frontier) as functioning perfectly and added that it should be an example. State Treasury debt at EUR 229.2 bln at end of September<p>The Polish State Treasury debt at the end of September 2019 stood at PLN 978.6 billion (EUR 229.18 billion), up by PLN 0.9 billion (EUR 210.77 million) or 0.1 percent from August, the Finance Ministry reported on Monday.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:19:00 +0200Business State Treasury debt at EUR 229.2 bln at end of September winner Tokarczuk to open new foundation for literature<p>Nobel prize-winner Olga Tokarczuk is planning to open a foundation to aid authors and translators of literature.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:13:00 +0200Art & Culture Olga Tokarczuk announced the creation of her foundation during a press conference at the Prose Club in Wrocław.'s retail sales to grow by some 4.3 pct y/y in Oct - ministry<p>October's retail sales will grow at a similar pace to the previous month's, when they increased by 4.3 percent year on year, the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology said in a comment to the statistical office's latest data.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:58:00 +0200Business's retail sales to grow by some 4.3 pct y/y in Oct - ministry Primate Wyszynski to be beatified on June 7 - church official<p>Late Polish Primate Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski will be beatified on June 7, 2020 in a ceremony held at the Pilsudskiego Square in Warsaw, Metropolitan Bishop of Warsaw Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:37:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory Primate Wyszynski to be beatified on June 7 - church official! Royal palace sparkles as stunning annual light show begins<p>The Royal Gardens of Wilanów have been lit up with thousands of colourful lights in this year’s edition of the light and music show.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:28:00 +0200Art & Culture Musical Garden of Dreams is one of the highlights of this year’s show.‘The only way is up’, as construction market sees largest growth in EU<p>Poland had the largest growth in the construction market in the EU between July and August this year, according to Eurostat.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:20:00 +0200Business the market has been trending downward after a strong start to 2019, new investments are expected with an estimated 320 billion PLN worth of projects at the tender or planning stage. sales up 4.3 pct y/y in September - stats office<p>Poland's retail sales increased by 4.3 percent year on year and fell by 4.1 percent month on month in September 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Monday.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:31:00 +0200Business sales up 4.3 pct y/y in September - stats office prefers domestic food products<p>Close to one-third of Poles prefer domestic food over imported products, a report compiled under the Polish Opinion Monitor project revealed on Sunday.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:54:00 +0200Business is currently Europe's leading producer of poultry, apples and champignon mushrooms. boldly go where no lab has gone before: mini lab set to be blasted into space on cancer research mission<p>A consortium of Polish companies and academic institution is building a bio-nanosatellite to conduct research on cancer cells in space.</p>Sun, 20 Oct 2019 17:43:00 +0200Science in size but packing punch. The nanosatellite will carry out out-of-this world research on cancer. deal not rejected, only delayed - PM<p>The British House of Commons' Saturday failure to vote on last Thursday's Brexit accord between the EU and Britain does not mean the agreement's rejection by the British side but merely its delay, PM Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted on Saturday.</p>Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:46:00 +0200News & Politics deal not rejected, only delayed - PM tourists injured in Egypt bus crash<p>Four Polish tourists were hospitalised after their bus crashed in Egypt on Saturday, spokesperson for the Polish Foreign Ministry Ewa Suwara told PAP.</p>Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:53:00 +0200News & Politics tourists injured in Egypt bus crash back the years: names of exclusive new timepieces honour Polish roots of legendary watchmaker<p>Three entrepreneurs who resurrected the name of a legendary Polish watchmaker have paid homage to their brand’s roots by producing two pieces with names resonant of Poland’s history.</p>Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:46:00 +0200BusinessArt & Culture Czapek watch lives again. oil & gas prospector expands Norwegian drillings<p>Poland's PGNiG prospecting company has the Norwegian government's permission to buy into the Duva oil and gas bed on the Norwegian Shelf.</p>Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:32:00 +0200Business oil & gas prospector expands Norwegian drillings pilotless droid flight to take to Warsaw’s skies in European first<p>A drone carrying a supply of blood will take to the skies over Warsaw next month for Europe’s first beyond-line-of-sight flight by an autonomous aircraft.</p>Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:17:00 +0200Science, up and away. A pilotless droid will cross Warsaw with a supply of blood. years after his murder, mystery still shrouds the death of Popiełuszko<p>The murder of Father Jerzy Popiełuszko, a priest connected to the Solidarity movement, was one of the defining moments of the struggle against the communist regime. On the 35th anniversary of his death, TFN takes a look at the life of the priest, and the events that led to him being named a martyr by the Catholic Church.</p><p><br></p>Sat, 19 Oct 2019 18:16:00 +0200History Jerzy Popiełuszko, kidnapped by the secret police on October 19, 1984. works set to smash auction records go on show in Warsaw<p>Two major works of art expected to send Polish art records tumbling later this month at auction have gone on display in Warsaw.</p>Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:47:00 +0200Art & Culture the march. Magdalena Abakanowicz’s ‘Caminando’ could go for over PLN 10 million.’s a blast: historians find WWII torpedo in “incredible condition” at bottom of lake<p>Researchers have found and recovered a mint-condition 700-kilogram World War Two aerial torpedo from a lake in north-western Poland.</p>Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:57:00 +0200History in 1943 the torpedo weighed in at 700 kilograms. invited to Ukraine to search for remains of Soviet regime victims<p>Experts from Poland's Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) will search for the remains of Polish victims of the Soviet regime in Western Ukraine, the Polish embassy in Kiev said on Friday.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:19:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory week, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko told Radio Svoboda that Kiev issued the first permit to Poland for search and exhumations of Poles buried on Ukrainian territory. from another GALAXY spotted heading through the Milky Way<p>Polish astronomers have characterised the first comet from outside the Solar System, which is making its way through the Milky Way.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:56:00 +0200Science to scientists, images taken using telescopes show “an extended comma with a faint broad tail” and a “slightly reddish colour”. wants fair EU budget - PM after EU summit<p>"We want this to be a fair budget. The talks will certainly be tough, but they will end well or very well for Poland," Morawiecki told reporters. In this context he said that Poland and numerous other countries suggested the discontinuation of special provisions for some EU members to make the EU budget fairer for all.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:29:00 +0200News & Politics“We want this to be a fair budget. The talks will certainly be tough, but they will end well or very well for Poland,” Morawiecki told reporters. congratulates Polish Nobelist with resolution<p>The Polish Senate on Friday adopted a draft resolution in which it congratulated Polish novelist, poet and essayist Olga Tokarczuk for winning the Nobel Prize in Literature and praised her achievements in the promotion of Polish literature.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:06:00 +0200News & PoliticsArt & Culture“The Senate of the Republic of Poland congratulates Olga Tokarczuk on her international success. We recognise the great merits of her work for world literature and for building Poland's good name in the world,” the resolution read. 10 Episodes of Heart of Poland (Part 1)<p>Heart of Poland is 1 year old today! Discover the top 10 episodes according to our host @Patrick Ney.</p><p>- Watch how we take you to the hidden torture chambers of the communist Police</p><p>- Find out whether a mixed-race TV star experienced racism in Poland</p><p>- Discover how rolling pierogi dough 'is like making love' according to a TV chef</p><p>- How @RyanSocash reveals the secret world of a Youtube star people DON'T see</p><p>- How France and Britain's treatment of Poland was 'shameful'</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:06:00 +0200Heart of Poland 10 Episodes of Heart of Poland (Part 1) specialists to help train Ukrainians in combat trauma therapy<p>Specialists from Warsaw's Military Medical Institute (WIM) will assist Ukrainian personnel in the development of a care system for soldiers with combat trauma, in an initiative funded by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:36:00 +0200News & Politics director of WIM's Psychiatry, Combat Stress and Psychotraumatology Clinic, Col. Radosław Tworus, told PAP that the project incorporates the results of the treatment at WIM of Polish veterans of missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.'s industrial production up 5.6 pct in September - stats office<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 5.6 percent year on year in September 2019, and by 10.7 percent month on month, the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS), reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:28:00 +0200Business production prices went up by 0.9 percent year on year in September 2019 and by 0.4 percent month on month, GUS reported.'s welfare index up in October - BIEC<p>The welfare index, which reflects the economic condition of Polish society, went up by 0.4 points month on month in October 2019, the Bureau for Investments and Economic Cycles (BIEC) said on Friday.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:23:00 +0200Business's welfare index up in October - BIEC Beaks! Rare Ural owls not seen for 100 years make sensational return as two spotted in Silesian forest<p>A pair of rare owls have made their nest just a few kilometres from the grime and bustle of the centre of Katowice for the first time in about 100 years.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:08:00 +0200Life two Urals were found in the Murcki Forest, a few kilometres south of Katowice, in the spring but given their rarity in the region news of the discovery was kept secret until this week. Traces: Nordkapp<p>Taking in the breathtaking scenery surrounding him in Nordkapp, Krzysztof reflects on his time in the area and looks forward to the adventures that lie ahead.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:32:00 +0200Polish traces Traces: Nordkapp a high! Opera’s break-dancing cool kid wins prestigious Gramophone Classical Music Award<p>Break-dancing opera sensation Jakub Józef Orliński has received the prestigious Gramophone Classical Music Award 2019.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:38:00 +0200Art & Culture opera sensation Jakub Józef Orliński received the prestigious Gramophone Classical Music Award 2019 for Young Artist of the Year. elected to UN Human Rights Council<p>Poland was elected to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Thursday. It will hold the post for two years from January 1, 2020.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:59:00 +0200News & PoliticsLife elected to UN Human Rights Council city of Gdansk wins Princess of Asturias Award<p>Gdansk, a port city on the Baltic coast of Poland, has won the 2019 Princess of Asturias Award, Daniel Stenzel, a spokesperson for the mayor of Gdansk, has announced. The award is seen as the Hispanic world's Nobel Prize.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:43:00 +0200News & Politics city of Gdansk wins Princess of Asturias Award against Finnish EU budget proposals - PM<p>Poland will not accept the Finnish EU presidency's proposals regarding the post-2020 EU budget, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday in Brussels. Morawiecki stressed that agricultural and cohesion funding had to be secured.</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:52:00 +0200News & Politics told reporters before the Thursday-launched EU summit that Poland will not accept the Finnish conception, and stressed that the EU budget “was not a field for compromise.”ław architects beat off over 130 competitors from both home and abroad to win stunning new Stanisław Wyspiański museum design<p>A new museum dedicated to Polish playwright, painter and poet Stanisław Wyspiański will be built in Kraków, his hometown.</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:20:00 +0200Art & Culture museum will be made up of two longitudinal blocks: one for the permanent exhibition and the other to house the remaining functions. deal in line with Polish interests - PM<p>The Brexit agreement between the EU and Britain is a big success and secures Polish interests, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday in Brussels before the start of the EU summit.</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:14:00 +0200News & Politics the agreement to reporters shortly before the summit, Morawiecki said it took account of Poland's postulates, and was therefore “a huge Polish diplomatic success.” SS death camp guard goes on trial<p>A 93-year-old man accused of being a former SS guard at the Stutthof concentration camp has gone on trial in Hamburg.</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:43:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory was the first Nazi concentration camp set up outside German borders in World War II in the territory of the Free City of Danzig. hosting Mountain Warrior 2019 combat games<p>Soldiers from Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany are taking part in the Mountain Warrior 2019 combat games, which began in Szklarska Poreba, in south-western Poland, on Thursday.</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:45:00 +0200News & PoliticsLife hosting Mountain Warrior 2019 combat games tunnel found below 17th century church built for wife of King Jan III Sobieski<p>Archaeologists have found a mysterious tunnel in Warsaw that is over 300 years old.</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:11:00 +0200History tunnel found below 17th century church built for wife of King Jan III Sobieski corporate wage up 6.6 pct y/y in September - stats office<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage in September 2019 amounted to PLN 5,084 (EUR 1,183), up by 6.6 percent year on year, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:59:00 +0200Business corporate wage up 6.6 pct y/y in September - stats office elected vice-president of European Screenwriters Federation<p>Maciej Karpinski, a Polish novelist, playwright, essayist, translator and chairman of the Writers Circle of the Polish Filmmakers Association, has been elected as vice-president of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE).</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:16:00 +0200Art & Culture elected vice-president of European Screenwriters Federation queries EU Council head on Albania, N. Macedonia accession talks<p>The prime ministers of Visegrad Group (V4) countries Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary appealed on Wednesday to EU Council head Donald Tusk for a debate on launching EU accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia at this week's EU summit.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:56:00 +0200News & Politics queries EU Council head on Albania, N. Macedonia accession talks 2020 balanced budget has room for fiscal stimulation - ministry<p>Poland, with a balanced budget planned for 2020, has room for fiscal stimulation, the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology wrote on Tuesday in response to a critical report from rating agency Moody's.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:51:00 +0200Business“It needs to be stressed that Moody's, despite a negative assessment of indicated activities in the field of economic policy, does not foresee a breach of the expenditures regulation, or EU regulations in the area of excessive deficit,” the Entrepreneurship Ministry wrote in a commentary to Moody's note. success! Polish girls send locals wild with pierogi restaurant<p>Gosia Modlińska and Joanna Boczek are taking Shanghai by storm - with pierogis.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:13:00 +0200BusinessLife their Pierogi Ladies business in 2016, Joanna Boczek (L) from Warsaw, and Gosia Modlińska from Kraków are now Pierogi Queens in Shanghai. SME congress launches in Katowice<p>The 9th European Congress of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) opened on Wednesday in the south-Polish industrial city of Katowice. Attending are more than 7,500 delegates from 50 countries.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:39:00 +0200Business year’s European Congress of Small and Medium Enterprises is held under the motto, ‘Smart-Safe-Solutions.’ów introduces raft of initiatives to combat smog – and it’s working!<p>Once notorious for having the worst smog in the whole of Poland, Kraków is now going through something of a renaissance – of the green kind.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:55:00 +0200News & PoliticsLife quality map shows Kraków lit up in green as battle against smog begins to take effect. winemaking handbook wins international award<p>A Polish textbook for wine producers has received an award from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), in the education category, during a ceremony held in Paris.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:42:00 +0200Business awarded textbook was published by the Galicja Vitis Foundation which is engaged in the development and promotion of winemaking in Poland. find ancient warrior grave in forest near Gorzów<p>Archaeologists are working to uncover the secrets of a burial ground hidden in a forest in western Poland.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:21:00 +0200History after wind blew down a tree revealing spearheads, researchers working at the secret site have now found cremated remains. Righteous Among Nations, state delegation meet Israeli president<p>Nine Polish citizens, honoured with the Righteous Among the Nations distinction for helping Jews during World War Two, and a Polish state delegation met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:14:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory Righteous Among Nations, state delegation meet Israeli president HICP inflation up by 2.4 pct y/y in September - Eurostat<p>Poland's Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) grew by 2.4 percent year on year in September 2019, against a 2.6 percent increase in August, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:42:00 +0200Business HICP inflation up by 2.4 pct y/y in September - Eurostat wins European Kabaddi Championships<p>Poland defeated the Netherlands by a score of 48-27 to win the 2019 European Kabaddi Championships which were held in Glasgow, Scotland.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:48:00 +0200Sport wins European Kabaddi Championships's passenger car registrations up 29.3 pct y/y in September<p>A total of 35,325 passenger vehicles were registered in Poland in September 2019, up by 29.3 percent year on year, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:24:00 +0200Business's passenger car registrations up 29.3 pct y/y in September children's theatre wins four awards at festivals in Serbia<p>Teatr Lalka, Warsaw's oldest puppet theatre, claimed four awards during autumn theatre festivals in Serbia, announced Dominika Druch, a theatre representative, on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:52:00 +0200Art & Culture“The Green-Feathered Bird” is a comedy, inspired by the fairy tales of Italo Calvino, Carlo Gozzi and Bolesław Leśmian. paintings by Holocaust survivor showing hell handed over to Auschwitz Museum<p>A collection of 19 paintings made after the war by Auschwitz survivor Edith Hofmann have gone to the Auschwitz Museum collection.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:34:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory striking images depict the harrowing fate of fellow prisoners from the artist’s own experience. welcomes Central Transportation Port<p>The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday praised Poland's decision to build a Central Transportation Port as a central hub for air, rail and road travel.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:15:00 +0200Business de Juniac stressed that the Polish hub will include the first greenfield airport project in Europe in the last ten years. Traces: Sarnes<p>In part three of Polish Traces, Krzysztof finds himself in the stunning landscape of the northernmost part of Europe where he tracks down Piotr, a fisherman who moved there in 2008 and who is now preparing his children for a return to their homeland.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:15:00 +0200Polish traces Traces: Sarnes mobile payment operator PSP teams up with MasterCard<p>Polish Payment Standard (PSP), the operator of the Blik mobile payment system, has formed a partnership with MasterCard, following an announcement first made in December 2018, the companies announced in a Tuesday press release.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:08:00 +0200Business mobile payment operator PSP teams up with MasterCard‘Kitschy’ church becomes youngest building to win privileged heritage protection status<p>An unusual Greek Catholic orthodox church in Western Pomerania has won a place on the prized heritage protection list because of its ‘mysterious’ sacral decoration.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:43:00 +0200Art & Culture interior design of Kraków artist Jerzy Nowosielski prompted the protected status.'s inflation in September at 2.6 percent y/y - stats office<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 2.6 percent year on year in September 2019 and remained unchanged month on month, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:33:00 +0200Business's inflation in September at 2.6 percent y/y - stats office Woman actress Gal Gadot to play real-life hero Irena Sendler in new film<p>Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot is to produce and star in the lead role of real-life hero Irena Sendler in a new movie.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:12:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory star Gal Gadot will play real life hero Irena Sendler in new blockbuster. Capital funds invest over EUR 232 mln in startups in 2019<p>The president of the Polish Development Fund (PFR), Pawel Borys, has told PAP that Venture Capital (VC) funds have increased their investment in Polish startups four-fold in the last two years to over PLN 1 billion (EUR 232 million) this year.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:36:00 +0200BusinessStart-ups Capital funds invest over EUR 232 mln in startups in 2019's Future Inflation Index further down in October - BIEC<p>Poland's Future Inflation Index (WPI), an indicator that predicts consumer price trends in the country over the coming months, went down in October, the Bureau for Investments and Economic Cycles (BIEC) wrote on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:25:00 +0200Business's Future Inflation Index further down in October - BIEC's PiS wins second term in power<p>Incumbent ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) and its junior partners won Sunday's parliamentary election and secured a ruling majority in the lower house of parliament, the State Electoral Commission (PKW) said Monday evening announcing the official results of the vote.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:47:00 +0200News & Politics State Electoral Commission (PKW) announced Monday evening the official results of the vote. backs consultations on arms export ban against Turkey<p>Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz on Monday declined to say whether Poland will follow other EU countries and ban arms exports to Turkey stressing that in this case one should note that Turkey is a NATO member.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:38:00 +0200News & Politics Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz (L) talks with Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister Didier Reynders (R) at the start of the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg.’s FIRST death camp dubbed ‘Fort of Horror’ opened 80 years ago today in Poznań<p>Opened eighty years ago today, Fort VII in Poland’s western city of Poznań has several dubious accolades.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:13:00 +0200History the first concentration camp that the Germans set up on Polish territory, Fort VII in Poznań became known as the Fort of Horror due the brutal regime of torture, punishment and death metered out by the sadistic SS guards. model from Gliwice stands for election in Canada<p>A Playboy model from Gliwice is running for parliament in Canada.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:08:00 +0200News & Politics Playboy model from Gliwice is a candidate for the People's Party of Canada in Humber River Black Creek. historian who found lost El Greco painting finally rewarded with Gloria Artis Culture Medal<p>An art historian and lecturer at the European Academy of Art has been awarded the Gloria Artis gold medal for her 1964 discovery in Poland of a lost El Greco masterpiece.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:48:00 +0200Art & Culture Ministry of Culture and National heritage said: 'Thanks to this outstanding doctor of art history, a wonderful art treasure was found and restored, the only El Greco ‘Ecstasy of St Francis’ painting in Poland.' line-up to be presented in 2-3 weeks - spokesperson<p>The composition of the new government will be announced in two or three weeks, government spokesperson Piotr Muller told reporters on Monday.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:09:00 +0200News & Politics line-up to be presented in 2-3 weeks - spokesperson's end-August foreign trade deficit at EUR 0 bln - stats office<p>Poland's foreign trade deficit amounted to EUR 0.0 billion after August 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Monday.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:58:00 +0200Business's end-August foreign trade deficit at EUR 0 bln - stats office beats Canada in FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup<p>Poland's men's volleyball team defeated Canada 3:0 (25:23, 26:24, 25:20) in their tenth match at the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup in Hiroshima on Monday.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:49:00 +0200Sport beats Canada in FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup press report on Polish elections<p>Press from around the world have been reporting on Sunday's elections in Poland to the Sejm (lower house of parliament) and Senate, which exit polls suggest was won comfortably by the incumbent Law and Justice (PiS) party.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:26:00 +0200News & Politics press report on Polish elections Right - 43.6 pct, Civic Coalition 27.4 pct - exit poll<p>Poland's ruling coalition United Right, led by the conservative but socially-oriented Law and Justice party (PiS), received 43.6 percent of the vote in Sunday's parliamentary elections, an Ipsos exit poll for public and private TV stations showed.</p>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:18:00 +0200News & Politics's ruling coalition United Right, led by the conservative but socially-oriented Law and Justice party (PiS), received 43.6 percent of the vote in Sunday's parliamentary elections. music of love: the life and times of the operatic beauty who stole Chopin’s heart<p>She was Chopin’s muse, who inspired his beloved first piano concerto. She was also a rising soprano whose blue-eyed beauty and talent beguiled and entranced the besotted young Fryderyk. Yet, despite their intense feelings for each other, the young couple’s love was thwarted by circumstance and ambition.</p>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 18:35:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory for her voice and her looks Konstancja Gładkowska was to make a big impression on the young Chopin. election observers 'focusing on process'<p>Ambassador Jan Peterson, the head of the OSCE's limited election observation mission in Poland, has said his team is focusing only on the election process, not on who wins, adding that the mission's final conclusions will be presented in two months.</p>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:08:00 +0200News & Politics OSCE ambassador said the first results would be presented at a press conference on Monday while the full report would be produced in two months' time. of one of the heroes of Westerplatte found on battlefield<p>Archaeologists working on the Westerplatte battlefield have found the skeletal remains of another soldier who fell in the heroic defence of a Polish outpost during the first few hours and days of the Second World War.</p>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:05:00 +0200History remains of the soldier were the third to be found in recent weeks. 'Ambassador of Poland 2019' distinctions awarded<p>The 'Ambassador of Poland 2019' awards sponsored by copper firm KGHM were given out in Warsaw on Saturday to people who have created a positive image of Poland in the fields of culture, sport and science as well as a popular-vote award and a special prize.</p>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:49:00 +0200News & Politics winners were chosen by a committee from among candidates submitted online. and red over the red planet: Polish-made satellite set to journey to Mars<p>A Polish-made satellite could be propelled to Mars by a new consortium that includes Sir Richard Branson’s company Virgin Orbit.</p>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 11:27:00 +0200BusinessScience satellite will travel to Mars for a mission organised by a Polish consortium and Virgin Orbit. elections underway in Poland<p>Poles are heading to the ballot box to elect 460 MPs and 100 senators for a four-year term in a total of 27,415 polling station which opened at 7 am in 41 electoral districts across the country, Wieslaw Kozielewicz, the State Electoral Commission (PKW) head said on Sunday.</p>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 08:51:00 +0200News & Politics parliamentary election in Poland started at 7:00 am and will end at 9:00 pm on Sunday. from murder: the savage killing that links a small Polish town to a Shakespearian play<p>According to historians of the Duchy of Masovia in the 14th century, Siemowit III was a pretty decent duke.</p>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:02:00 +0200History scene? The remnants of the castle in Rawa Mazowiecka.ów marks Polish Olympic Committee centenary<p>The 100th foundation anniversary of the Polish Olympic Committee was celebrated on Saturday in Kraków, south Poland, with a ceremonial renewal of the founding act.</p>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 16:03:00 +0200Sport ceremony, which drew numerous sport activists and known sportsmen, took place in the city's prestigious Hotel Francuski, where the Polish Olympic Committee was founded on October 12 1919. of six babies found during archaeological dig<p>Archaeologists have found the skeletons of six babies in a medieval “house of the dead” near Poland’s border with Ukraine.</p>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:39:00 +0200History of the dead: scientists examine the remains of one of the children. approves funding for LNG terminal<p>The EC has approved EUR 130 million in EU funds for the expansion of Poland's LNG terminal in the northwestern seaport Świnoujście. The funding will come from the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment.</p>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 12:53:00 +0200Business expansion of the terminal is part of Poland's plan to raise energy security. confirm Poland's rating<p>The S&amp;P rating agency has kept Poland's rating at A-/A-2 for long- and short-term foreign currency obligations and A/A-1 for long- and short-term domestic currency obligations, the Finance Ministry informed on Saturday.</p>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 11:46:00 +0200Business wrote that higher ratings for Poland will depend on the wage growth rate and public debt reduction. project scoops EU award and millions in funding<p>A Polish project linking people in need with local support services and members of the public has picked up a prestigious anti-poverty EU award and scooped EUR 2 million in funding.</p>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 10:59:00 +0200Life EU Regio award recognises projects combatting poverty and inequality across the continent. Tech Day 2019<p>Polish Tech Day in London is the main platform for bilateral business relations between the Polish and British innovation and technology sectors.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:47:00 +0200Business Traces: Alta, Norway<p>Arriving in Norway Krzysztof bumps into a Swedish man who, after years living abroad, recalls his fondness for the Poles he has met during his travels and of the tales he has learnt. He also likes vodka…</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:36:00 +0200Polish traces Traces: Alta, Norway prisons - three freedoms. Meet the man who survived Auschwitz, Stalin's Prisons and communist internment and become a Righteous Amongst the Nations (twice). Władysław Bartoszewski.<p>Władysław Bartoszewski was one of the most extraordinary Poles of the 20th Century. A decorated soldier, resistance fighter against both Nazism and Communism, journalist and former Minister of Foreign Affairs - he worked to heal German-Polish relations when Poland finally regained its freedom.</p><p>Discover the full story of this remarkable man from one of Poland's best English-language historians, Dr. Alexandra Richie who - by a curious turn of history - happens to be Władysław Bartoszewski's daughter-in-law.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:11:00 +0200Heart of Poland prisons - three freedoms. Meet the man who survived Auschwitz, Stalin's Prisons and communist internment and become a Righteous Amongst the Nations (twice). Władysław Bartoszewski.‘Warsaw is a miracle’ says The End of History author Francis Fukuyama 30 years after first visit to capital<p>Best-selling author Francis Fukuyama heaped praise on Warsaw this week whist taking part in the Nemtsov Forum.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:58:00 +0200ScienceHistory scientist and philosopher known for his books The End of History and The Last Man, Francis Fukuyama said: 'I see an economically developed country that has been in the European Union since 2004, thanks to which it has achieved great success.' exhibition based on award-winning book Quarks, Elephants and Pierogi opens in London<p>Quarks, Elephants and Pierogi has descended on London, with a whimsical exhibition introducing Polish culture in a new, unexpected manner.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:50:00 +0200Art & Culture book, which introduces people to the Polish language and culture in a fun and light-hearted way, is now the basis for the exhibition at Clapham library. Film Festival kicks off<p>The 35th Warsaw Film Festival will start on Friday afternoon with a screening of an international production "The Barefoot Emperor" directed by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens. </p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:43:00 +0200Art & Culture carved into mountain rocks sheds intimate light on locals’ war and post-war experiences<p>Rock art in a mountain village is providing a rare perspective on life in 20th century Poland, from World War II through to the 1980s.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:24:00 +0200Art & Culture over several decades, the rock art offers insights both into large-scale developments in Poland in the past and into the lives of local people, including mountain shepherds. Film Festival kicks off<p>The 35th Warsaw Film Festival will start on Friday afternoon with a screening of an international production "The Barefoot Emperor" directed by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:06:00 +0200Art & Culture films will be screened at Multikino Złote Tarasy and Kinoteka cinemas. In addition, meetings with the film-makers will held during every day of the festival. president in Athens to attend Arraiolos Group meeting<p>President Andrzej Duda arrived in Athens on Thursday night to attend on Friday the annual meeting of the Arraiolos Group, which gathers the presidents of countries whose prime ministers take part in EU summits.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:50:00 +0200News & Politics of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda during the welcoming ceremony by the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pawlopulos. beats Latvia in Euro 2020 qualifier<p>Poland's national football team beat Latvia 3-0 in its seventh Euro 2020 Group G qualifying soccer match, at Daugava Stadium in Riga on Thursday.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:00:00 +0200Sport three goals were scored by the Poland’s captain Robert Lewandowski. a major household goods producer - PM<p>Poland is a major European household appliance supplier, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday in the Amica household appliance plant in Wronki, west Poland.</p>Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:11:00 +0200Business a major household goods producer - PM‘I’m not yet done’ says Jiu-Jitsu mum after winning TWO gold medals and a silver just months after giving birth<p>Super mum Zofia Szawernowska stunned judges and fellow competitors when four weeks after giving birth to a baby girl, she went back into the ring and won a silver medal.</p>Thu, 10 Oct 2019 16:30:00 +0200Sport and partner Kuba at their home in Warsaw.’s done it! Olga Tokarczuk wins Nobel Prize for Literature<p>Novelist, poet and essayist Olga Tokarczuk has won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature, the Swedish Academy announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:15:00 +0200Art & Culture Swedish Academy said Tokarczuk had won the prize for "a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.", la, la! French girl walks across Poland with pet CAMEL in tow on epic voyage to Mongolia<p>A French woman is travelling across Poland to take her pet camel to Mongolia, where she wants to find a farm with other camels.</p>Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:08:00 +0200Life setting off on July 4th, Edmee and her camel Attika crossed into Poland on October 5th. to serve on NATO Spearhead Force - daily<p>The Polish armed forces will for the first time be on annual combat duty in NATO, the Rzeczpospolita broadsheet wrote on Thursday. The shift will last throughout 2020 and the Polish forces will be on alert 24 hours a day.</p>Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:43:00 +0200News & Politics commander of the Polish brigade, Brigadier Dariusz Lewandowski, told Rzeczpospolita that the task was the biggest challenge for Poland in terms of building an international combat structure since the country joined NATO in 1999. bishops set up foundation for Church abuse victims<p>The St. Joseph Foundation was established by Polish bishops to assist and support persons who were abused during their childhood or youth, in the Church community, Episcopal Conference of Poland (KEP) spokesman Rev. Pawel Rytel-Andrianik told PAP on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 18:54:00 +0200Life bishops set up foundation for Church abuse victims offers 100 million export loan for Central Transportation Port<p>The British government has offered Poland a 100-million-pound export loan to co-finance the construction of a planned Central Transportation Port, Poland's Deputy Infrastructure Minister Mikolaj Wild announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 18:04:00 +0200Business offers 100 million export loan for Central Transportation Port of 8th century Arabian coins found by man digging for mushrooms<p>A mushroom picker foraging in woods beside a river got more than just fungus after he unearthed a “sensational find” of hundreds of rare Arab coins dating back centuries.</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:44:00 +0200History picking Bartosz Michałowski found the silver coins in a landslip on the banks of the River Słupia near his village of Strzelinko, not far from the northern town of Słupsk.'s former environment minister dies aged 75<p>Poland's former minister for the environment, Professor Jan Szyszko, died this morning at the age of 75, Polish President Andrzej Duda tweeted on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:13:00 +0200News & Politics served as environment minister from 2015 to 2018. Five! Awards got to FIVE Polish cities for their revitalisation and green spaces projects<p>The Society of Polish Town Planners has announced the winners and runners-up of a competition held to find the “best-managed public spaces” in the country with podium places going to a diverse spread of projects both big and small, new and old(er).</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:54:00 +0200Art & CultureLife went to Katowice, Lublin and Łódź in the “revitalized public space” category, while Jaworzno and Kraków were showered with praise in the “Green public space” category. Welt: Thanks to Law and Justice Poles benefit from prosperity<p>Analyzing the pre-election environment in Poland, German daily "Die Welt" writes that the extensive social welfare programmes of the ruling Law and Justice party are gaining wide-spread support and consequently the party will announce further benefits.</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:37:00 +0200News & Politics paper points out that the ruling party is to increase the minimum wage and give tax breaks to young workers. to host huge offshore wind farms despite restrictions - PM<p>Addressing accusations that the government has frozen the development of wind farms in Poland, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told public radio on Wednesday that some "huge projects" are being developed on the Baltic Sea.</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:49:00 +0200News & Politics“(...) they are in the initial phase of gaining various permits and in a few years we can have big wind farms on the Baltic,” the prime minister said. Pictured an offshore wind farm in the North Sea, Germany.'s GDP growth to reach 4.3 pct in 2019 - World Bank<p>Poland's economic growth is expected to reach 4.3 percent in 2019 driven by private consumption and higher investments, the World Bank has said in a report, having revised upwards its April 2019 forecast of 4.0 percent.</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 09:55:00 +0200Business“Household consumption, fueled by expected increases in budgetary expenditures and a tight labour market and rising wages, will continue to grow in Poland,” World Bank Country Manager for Poland and the Baltic States Carlos Pinerua said as cited in a press statement from the bank.'s public TV broadcaster signs Junior Eurovision Contest contract<p>Jacek Kurski, chairman of the Polish national state broadcaster TVP, and Jon Ola Sand, the Eurovision Song Contest's executive supervisor, signed an agreement, on Tuesday, on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019, to be held in Gliwice, southern Poland.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 19:28:00 +0200Art & Culture's public TV broadcaster signs Junior Eurovision Contest contract sappers killed, four injured in explosion in south Poland<p>Two sappers lost their lives and four were injured, including two seriously, in an explosion that took place in a forest near the south-Polish town of Kuznia Raciborska on Tuesday, the Polsat News TV channel has reported, quoting the Government Security Centre.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 17:00:00 +0200News & PoliticsLife sappers killed, four injured in explosion in south Poland and FBI join forces to track down remains of communist victims using Combined DNA Index System<p>The IPN, which investigates Nazi and communist crimes against the Polish people, has been officially granted access to the CODIS tool under a 2018 agreement with the FBI.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:10:00 +0200News & Politics Institute for National Remembrance which investigates WWII and Communist-era crimes against the Polish State, will be the world's only institution to use the FBI’s advanced CODIS system, which enables comparisons of genetic profiles, for identifying victims of totalitarianism. CLOVER from the rain in this clever bus stop of the future<p>A newly designed bus shelter that features a heated bench, economical lighting, hybrid power supply, and chargers for mobile devices has gone on show in Katowice. </p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:06:00 +0200ScienceLife shelter has green ivy walls as well as a hybrid power supply, it can use both electricity from the power grid and energy generated thanks to its own solar panels. EC commissioner candidate okeyed - source<p>The candidature of Poland's Janusz Wojciechowski for EU agriculture commissioner was approved on Tuesday by all coordinators of the EP agriculture committee, PAP was told by an anonymous source at the EP.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:50:00 +0200News & Politics candidature of Poland's Janusz Wojciechowski for EU agriculture commissioner was approved. troops to return to UN duties in Lebanon soon<p>Speaking at a training range in Nowa Dęba in southeastern Poland on Tuesday, President Andrzej Duda expressed satisfaction that Polish troops will soon return to UN peace-keeping duties with a 250-person contingent to be deployed to Lebanon.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:03:00 +0200News & Politics said he hoped that Polish Blue Helmets would bring peace and security to people. GREATER Escape! Longest WWII escape tunnel found along with dozens of trinkets<p>History enthusiasts have discovered the longest escape tunnel built by prisoners-of-war during World War II in Poland.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:29:00 +0200History addition to discovering the longest WII escape tunnel, the Polish team also found dozens of mementos left behind by the officers held at the POW camp in what is now northwest Poland. names winners of Economic Awards<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda has granted seven companies the Presidential Economic Award. The companies received their awards during a Monday gala at the 590 Congress in Jasionka near Rzeszów, south-east Poland.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 11:40:00 +0200Business president congratulated the winners on their successes and stressed that all of them “are great businessmen with an extreme sense of responsibility” for their companies, employees and everything in their environment. Polish director, screenwriter dies aged 76<p>Janusz Kondratiuk, a Polish director and screenwriter, died on Monday following a battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 76, PAP was told by Polish Film Institute head Jacek Bromski.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 09:49:00 +0200Art & Culture most recent feature, the autobiographical film A Cat with a Dog was a considerable success at the Gdynia Film Festival in 2018., South Korean FMs meet in Seoul<p>Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz met with his Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha in Seoul on Monday, and said that Polish-South Korean cooperation has huge potential in the fields of economy, research and innovations.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 20:10:00 +0200News & Politics, South Korean FMs meet in Seoul president hopes US will join Three Seas project<p>Referring to special Polish-US ties and the opportunities that could be created by the Three Seas Initiative, Poland's President Andrzej Duda expressed his hope at the Congress 590, in Jasionka near Rzeszow, on Monday, that "the US will join our great project."</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 17:28:00 +0200News & Politics president hopes US will join Three Seas project 'DIY health box’ could be high street life saver<p>A new high street initiative where commuters can check their own health is being tested on the Warsaw metro.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 16:04:00 +0200ScienceLifeStart-ups telehealth kiosk which has been installed at Warsaw’s Metro Młociny underground station lets commuters carry out basic health check ups. Jenner wows in stunning new ad for high street fashion kings Reserved<p>Top model Kendall Jenner has sent the internet into meltdown with her latest video for Polish clothing brand Reserved.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:14:00 +0200BusinessArt & Culture by Gordon von Steiner, the Reserved video starring Kendall Jenner has already notched up over 3 million views on YouTube. 590 kicks off in Rzeszów<p>KONGRES 590 is a meeting place for representatives of business, science, politics and legislation. It is an arena for the exchange of thoughts, views and experiences.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:47:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusiness 590 economic forum kicks off in southeastern Poland<p>Congress 590, a two-day event which serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas on business, science, politics and legislation to better promote Poland's economic growth, started in Jasionka, near Rzeszów, south-eastern Poland, on Monday.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:29:00 +0200Business the event, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that Poland has been developing at a fast rate but “the task has not yet been completed.” Development Strategy is two-thirds implemented - minister<p>Poland's Finance, Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński said at the Congress 590 in Jasionka near Rzeszów, in south-eastern Poland, on Monday, that two-thirds of the Strategy for Responsible Development has already been implemented.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:10:00 +0200Businessński stressed that the strategy not only improved economic growth, but that it also serves as a buffer in the case of economic slowdown. Traces: Stockholm<p>In Part One of Polish Traces, Krzysztof tracks down Adam in Stockholm. Born in the Swedish capital to Polish parents from Gdańsk, Adam travels to Poland every year to keep in touch with his Polish roots and to keep abreast of what’s happening in the country, despite having never lived there.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:54:00 +0200Polish traces Traces: Stockholm's unemployment rate down to 5.1 pct - Labour Ministry<p>Poland's estimated registered unemployment in September 2019 amounted to 5.1 percent, down by 0.1 pp against August's level, Family and Labour Minister Bożena Borys-Szopa said on Monday, adding that "this is the lowest unemployment rate in nearly three decades."</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:11:00 +0200Business that the unemployment rate had not been this low in nearly three decades, the minister said that "the unemployment rate at 5.1 percent is truly at the edge of the so called natural unemployment." vine! Warsaw firm brings new life to ‘retired’ office plants<p>An initiative in Warsaw is aiming to give old office plants a “second life”.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:43:00 +0200BusinessLife “Green Veteran” (Zielony Weteran in Polish) initiative in Warsaw aims to bring plants retired from offices to new homes. expresses gratitude to participants in his father's funeral<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki has expressed his gratitude to everyone who participated, on Saturday, in the funeral of his father, Kornel Morawiecki, an anti-communist activist, and founder and leader of the 1980s Fighting Solidarity union.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 11:56:00 +0200News & Politics funeral was attended by President Andrzej Duda, Kornel Morawiecki's family and friends, parliamentarians, as well as government and state officials.'s 4x400m team wins silver for Poland at IAAF World Championships<p>Poland's women's 4x400 m relay team took home the silver medal at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 08:01:00 +0200Sport team set a new national record. wins bronze for Poland at IAAF World Championships<p>Poland's Marcin Lewandowski placed third in the men’s 1500-metre final at the 2019 IAAF World Championships Doha, Qatar, on Sunday.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 20:07:00 +0200Sport a 3:31.46, Lewandowski set a new national record.'s Kubacki takes overall victory in ski jumping Summer GP<p>Poland's Dawid Kubacki placed fifth in the final competition of the 2019 FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix in Klingenthal, Germany, and was best in the overall classification of the tournament.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 18:58:00 +0200Sport takes overall victory in ski jumping Summer GP. among candidates for Nobel Prize in physics<p>Professor Artur Ekert, a Pole working at Oxford University, is considered to be one of the candidates for this year’s Nobel Prize in physics, the Swedish TT News Agency has reported, citing the rankings of the American company Clarivate Analytics.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 18:45:00 +0200Science Ekert is being considered by the Nobel committee as a result of his work on information technologies, including quantum cryptography. artist: the man who knows all about the art of picking mushrooms<p>When the nights get dark early and the temperature drops, Poles love to gather in the forest for one their favourite autumnal pastimes, mushroom picking. The idea of waking up before dawn and trudging off into the middle of dew-covered woods might sound absurd to those from other countries but for many Poles it is the natural thing to do.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 18:12:00 +0200Life fungus experience: mushroom picking is cemented in Polish culture.'s Aleksandra Mirosław wins gold at European speed climbing championships<p>Aleksandra Mirosław on Saturday won the speed competition of the IFSC Climbing European Championships, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 16:48:00 +0200Sport Mirosław wins gold at European speed climbing championships.'s Zmarzlik named world champion at Speedway Grand Prix 2019<p>Bartosz Zmarzlik on Saturday made it to the final of the Toruń Speedway Grand Prix (SGP), in north-central Poland, thus securing the title of the world champion.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 16:35:00 +0200Sport 25-year old Zmarzlik became Poland's third SGP world champion. housing estate built for Stalin’s workers keeps the home fires burning despite legal limbo<p>It is a picture of pastoral bliss. The thick scent of wood-fired stoves drifts gently in the air, squirrels dart from the undergrowth and the only sounds come from the distant chirping of nature. Occasionally, wild boar are spotted, snuffling down the narrow, tree-lined alleys that cut between the colourful timber cabins that sprout in the gardens beyond.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 15:26:00 +0200Life Przyjaźń: Built to house Soviet builders working on the Palace of Culture, it still stands despite its troubles. tales from the crypt: bones of child go on display in Warsaw church<p>The mysterious bones of a five-year-old boy have been put on display in a newly opened crypt in Warsaw’s oldest church.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 11:24:00 +0200History remains of what is thought to be the Ossoliński child along with the bones of unknown others.'s heroic anti-commie dad who was hunted by secret police is laid to rest<p>Kornel Morawiecki, a leading anti-communist opposition activist and father of Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, was laid to rest in Warsaw's Powązki Military Cemetery on Saturday.</p>Sat, 05 Oct 2019 18:31:00 +0200News & Politics Duda kneels before the coffin of Kornel Morawiecki. ignored Rembrandt takes pride of place in stunning new exhibition<p>Deep below ground level in Warsaw’s Royal Castle lurks one of Poland’s greatest hidden treasures. This picture within a picture, a portrait but not a portrait whose subject appears to move while remaining still is largely unknown by the public and even many of the art cognoscenti.</p>Sat, 05 Oct 2019 15:23:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory on a show: The castle’s curator of paintings Alicja Jakubowska introduces the painting to the press. Morawiecki funeral mass held in Warsaw<p>A funeral mass for Monday-deceased anti-communist activist and father of PM Mateusz Morawiecki began at noon on Saturday in the Polish Armed Forces' Field Cathedral in Warsaw. Attending the ceremony is President Andrzej Duda.</p>Sat, 05 Oct 2019 13:36:00 +0200News & Politics the mass, Morawiecki will be laid to rest at Warsaw's Powązki Military Cemetery.é helping the homeless becomes Warsaw hit<p>A Warsaw café is serving up hope for a better future by providing work for the homeless and people with learning difficulties.</p>Sat, 05 Oct 2019 11:52:00 +0200Life with serving up meals the Red Bike Kitchen helps the homeless get back on their feet. American Congress head expresses satisfaction at visa waiver<p>Frank J. Spula, the president of America's largest Polish diaspora organisation, the Polish American Congress, said in a telephone conversation with PAP that he is satisfied that US President Donald Trump "kept his word" regarding lifting visas for Poles.</p>Sat, 05 Oct 2019 11:33:00 +0200News & Politics said the Polish American Congress had fought for many years to have the visa requirement lifted. of things conference held in Warsaw<p>Summing up the conference 'Prospects for the development of the Internet of things in Poland,' held at Warsaw's Belweder Palace on Friday, Polish President Andrzej Duda said the present moment was good for Poland to make a technological leap.</p>Sat, 05 Oct 2019 10:24:00 +0200News & Politics“When it comes to speed and opportunities for using the internet, we are absolutely a world leader,” Polish President said. Direct Investment grows 45.3 pct y/y in 2018 - central bank<p>Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Poland grew by 45.3 percent year on year in 2018 to PLN 50.37 billion (EUR 11.66 billion) while Polish investment abroad was down by PLN 1.5 billion (EUR 347 million) the National Bank of Poland (NBP) reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:21:00 +0200Business Direct Investment grows 45.3 pct y/y in 2018 - central bank brings Poland into visa waiver programme<p>US President Donald Trump has said he has officially agreed to Poland’s entry into a visa waiver programme.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:00:00 +0200News & Politics brings Poland into visa waiver programme'How do you surrender to an enemy that's going to kill you?' The End of the Warsaw Rising<p>Author Alexandra Richie gives the first in a major 3-part series of interviews on Polish history. In this episode you'll find out from the author of 'Warsaw 1944' how the Warsaw Uprising ended.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 17:53:00 +0200Heart of Poland'How do you surrender to an enemy that's going to kill you?' The End of the Warsaw Rising’s healthcare system is going through a revolution<p>Since their introduction in January this year, electronic-prescriptions have gone through the roof, with over 1 million being issued every week.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 16:40:00 +0200Life in technology including research from the Foundation of Research and Science’s BIONIC team (pictured) is making healthcare better in Poland. pay tribute to father of Polish prime minister<p>Senior Speaker of the Sejm Kornel Morawiecki, a former anti-communist leader and father of Poland's prime minister, is lying in state in the Polish Parliament building, in Warsaw.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 14:21:00 +0200News & Politics those paying their last respects was Kornel Morawiecki son, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki with family. Kapp to Cape: Adventurer embarks upon 33,000km quest to discover traces of forgotten Polish lives and histories<p>An adventurer and traveller has set off on a 33,000 km journey across Africa and Europe to search for traces of Polish history and people along the way.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:49:00 +0200LifePolish traces Puternicki plans to explore places forgotten by the world, hoping to uncover the extraordinary stories of Polish daredevils and of ordinary men and women who somehow left their mark. to introduce Katowice-Sardinia route next summer<p>Ryanair, the Irish budget airline, will launch in June next year flights from Katowice in southern Poland to Allghero on the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea, Ryanair and Katowice Airport announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:01:00 +0200Business year, the airline plans to introduce 16 new routes from Katowice. cross-country road to reach Constanta - minister<p>The north-south Via Carpathia road to ultimately run from Lithuania to Greece, will "in a natural way" reach the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta through a separate leg, Polish Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk has told PAP.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 11:30:00 +0200News & Politics also expressed hope that the new route will be included in the Trans-European Networks for Transport (TEN-T), a European Union programme aimed to create a consistent network of road, rail and waterways connections across Europe. British anti-tank gun used in Dunkirk found over 800 miles away in Polish village<p>Eighty years after the start of World War II, history fans have found the barrel of a British WWII anti-aircraft gun used during the Battle of Dunkirk</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 11:10:00 +0200History completely intact cannon found in southwest Poland was one of thousands of weapons left behind during the evacuation of Dunkirk. After the fall of France, many of these guns ended up in German hands., Slovenian presidents support EU accession of Western Balkans<p>The presidents of the Visegrad Group (V4) and Slovenia agreed in Lany, the Czech Republic, on Thursday, that the EU should be enlarged to include Western Balkan countries. They also assured the Serbian president of their support.</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 19:47:00 +0200News & Politics a press conference after the meeting, President Duda said that today's talks focused on the EU accession of Western Balkan countries. miner dead, 16 injured following tremor in mine in south Poland<p>One miner has died and 16 were injured following a tremor in the Bielszowice coal mine, south Poland, on Thursday, PAP was told by the mine owner, the Polish Mining Group (PGG).</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 18:55:00 +0200News & Politics miners suffered serious injuries and the remaining seven minor ones. for Swiss franc homebuyers as EU court rules in their favour<p>The European Union’s top court has ruled in favour of Polish homebuyers who took out mortgages in Swiss Francs, saying they can now ask Polish courts to convert their loans into PLN.</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:05:00 +0200Business European Court of Justice ruled that those who took out mortgages in Swiss Francs can now ask national courts to annul the contracts. of InCredibles comp announced<p>The latest winners of the InCredibles competition, a contest that gives the winning companies access to mentors, financiers and an opportunity to grow, were announced in Warsaw on Wednesday 2nd October.</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 15:42:00 +0200Business are the champions. Polish Primate Wyszyński to be beatified - Vatican<p>Pope Francis has approved a decree of beatification of late Polish Primate Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, justified by the miracle of healing that occurred through Wyszyński's intercession, the Vatican's press office announced on Wednesday.</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 14:07:00 +0200News & Politics Wyszyński, called the Primate of the Millennium, was one of the key figures in Poland’s 20th-century history, who defended the country's religious freedom under communism. and Serbian presidents join V4 meeting<p>The presidents of the Visegrad Group (V4: Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia) on the second day of their meeting in Lany, the Czech Republic, have been joined by the presidents of Slovenia and Serbia to discuss "the EU's open door policy."</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 13:58:00 +0200News & Politics from left: Czech Milos Zeman, Hungarian Janos Ader, Polish Andrzej Duda, Slovak Zuzana Caputova, Slovenian Borut Pahor and Serbian Aleksandar Vucic. Dialogue for Democracy focuses on religious freedom<p>The eighth Warsaw Dialogue for Democracy was held in the Polish capital on Thursday, focusing on the freedom of religion or belief and the governments' role in protecting this freedom.</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 13:49:00 +0200News & Politics said that freedom of religion or belief is closely related to such fundamental rights as freedom of association or freedom of speech. for thought! More Poles choose vege dishes over meat<p>Increasing numbers of Poles are turning their backs on meat-laden platters in favour of vegetarian and vegan dishes a new survey has found.</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 12:49:00 +0200BusinessLife survey shows increasing number of Poles no longer eat meat.ł Fajdek wins hammer throw gold for Poland<p>Poland's Paweł Fajdek won hammer gold with a throw of 80.50m at IAAF World Athletics Championships, Doha 2019, Qatar on Wednesday.</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 09:07:00 +0200Sport is Fajdek's fourth straight hammer throw gold at world championships. minister, IEA CEO discuss December Paris session<p>The December session of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris was the main topic of Wednesday's meeting in Warsaw between Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski and IEA CEO Fatih Birol. Tchorzewski has been chosen to chair the Paris talks.</p>Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:24:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusiness minister, IEA CEO discuss December Paris session is sixth biggest economic partner of Germany - report<p>In the first five months of 2019, Poland surpassed Great Britain and became the sixth biggest economic partner of Germany in the world, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) said in a report on Poland's trade with Germany, published on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:17:00 +0200Business is sixth biggest economic partner of Germany - report limited edition 19zł banknote issued to commemorate 100 years of Polish Security Printing Works<p>A collectors’ 19zł banknote has been issued by the National Bank of Poland to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW).</p>Wed, 02 Oct 2019 16:12:00 +0200BusinessHistory 19zł note has been issued to commemorate 100 years since the introduction of Polska Wytwórnia Papierów Wartościowych (PWPW), the Polish security printing works, in 1919.’s ‘Mermaid’ returns to apartment wall 66 years after being washed off<p>Picasso’s drawing of a mermaid carrying a hammer will return to Warsaw, with plans to recreate the mural that disappeared in 1953.</p>Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:55:00 +0200Art & Culture of the sword carried by the mermaid on the Warsaw coat of arms, Picasso drew a hammer, a reference to the post-war pacifist movements of the time, which he supported. meeting starts in Lany, Czech Republic<p>The EU budget, Brexit, climate protection and energy security will be among the topics of discussions between the heads of state of the Visegrad Group (V4) in Lany, the Czech Republic, on Wednesday and Thursday. Poland is represented by President Andrzej Duda.</p>Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:55:00 +0200News & Politics Czech President Milos Zeman, Hungarian President Janos Ader, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Slovak President Zuzana Caputova attend the presidential summit of Visegrad Group.'s Lisek wins bronze in pole vault at IAAF World Championships<p>Poland's Piotr Lisek came third in the IAAF World Championships Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday. The United States' Sam Kendricks defended his world champion title and Sweden's Armand Duplantis came second.</p>Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:29:00 +0200Sport is Lisek's third World Championships medal after the 2015 bronze he won in Beijing and the 2017 silver won in London.! New report shows how public and private investment has combined to turn Łódź into the city of tomorrow<p>Łódź is a vibrant business hub with the potential to flourish even further as it embraces its newfound position as a blooming investment hotspot, according to a new report by the commercial real estate agency JLL and recruitment specialists HAYS Poland.</p>Wed, 02 Oct 2019 11:47:00 +0200Business only way is up as Łódź is named one of the best places in Poland. 3D firm to reconstruct face of mystery ‘princess’ found buried in log 2,000 years ago<p>A Polish museum is making a copy of the skeleton of an “ancient princess” using 3D technology.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 17:14:00 +0200History woman’s skeleton was discovered in 1898 inside a log in a cliff by the beach near Kołobrzeg, in north-western Poland.'s agriculture needs strategy, Polish commissioner nominee tells EP<p>Poland's candidate for the EU agriculture commissioner, Janusz Wojciechowski, said at his hearing at the European Parliament on Tuesday that the European Union needs a long-term strategy for agriculture.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 16:28:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusiness's agriculture needs strategy, Polish commissioner nominee tells EP's donations to NGOs on the rise in 2019<p>Poles transferred to non-governmental organisations (NGO) PLN 874.4 million (EUR 199 million) in 2019, PLN 110.5 million (EUR 25.3 million) more than in the previous year, the Finance Ministry said on Monday.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 16:02:00 +0200Business's donations to NGOs on the rise in 2019 about this? Leading hair and beauty booking app Booksy gets over 100mln PLN expansion funding<p>A Polish app which makes making appointments for a haircut or beauty treatment easier has received a further 115 million PLN in series B funding.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 14:56:00 +0200BusinessStart-ups hair and beauty app Booksy is set for further expansion with new 1mln PLN investment. architecture exhibition showcases five themes in five cities<p>The National Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning is putting on a series of five exhibitions displaying a panorama of Polish architecture built after 1918. &nbsp;</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 13:31:00 +0200Art & Culture Millennium merges with Euro Bank<p>Bank Millennium has merged with Euro Bank and plans to make net revenues of PLN 1 billion (EUR 228.6 mln) in up to two years, the bank announced in a press release.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 12:44:00 +0200Business to CEO Joao Bras Jorge Bank Millennium will keep its seventh position in the banking sector. needs EUR 700-900 bln for energy transformation<p>Poland's Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski declared on Tuesday that Poland needed ca. EUR 700-900 billion for a transformation leading to a net zero emission economy while the energy sector alone needed PLN 300-400 billion (EUR 68.6-91.5 billion).</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 12:26:00 +0200News & Politics“Poland wants to catch up with Europe, not to perish. Each percent means huge costs,” said Tchórzewski., Amaro! Warsaw chef voted one of WORLD’S best chefs<p>An award-winning Michelin star chef has been named one of the best chef’s in the world at the prestigious Best Chef Awards 2019 in Barcelona.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 12:03:00 +0200Life star chef Wojciech Amaro was voted one the best chef’s in the world at the Best Chef awards 2019 in Barcelona. Rembrandt<p>The Royal Castle in Warsaw joins the international celebration of Rembrandt Year with 36 original works by the Dutch master.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 10:55:00 +0200Art & Culture not to take part in election campaign until after his father's funeral<p>Kornel Morawiecki, the anti-communist opposition activist, leader of Fighting Solidarity, Senior Speaker of the Sejm (lower house) and father of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, will be laid to rest at Warsaw's Powązki Military cemetery.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 10:11:00 +0200News & Politics stressed that PM Morawiecki was very close to his father. development centre for companies opens in Poznan<p>Poland's Industrial Development Agency (ARP) opened its fourth Service Centre for Companies (COP) in the western city of Poznan on Monday, to support small and medium-sized companies in Poland and abroad.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:53:00 +0200Business development centre for companies opens in Poznan‘World on Fire’ sees UK premiere with all-star cast including Zofia Wichłacz<p>World on Fire, a World War II BBC One drama series with Zofia Wichłacz and Tomasz Kot premiered yesterday.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:34:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory seven episode WWII mini-series focuses on the characters and how their lives change against the backdrop of great human tragedy. debt down in second quarter - Polish central bank<p>Poland's foreign debt decreased to EUR 309.38 mln gross in the second quarter of 2019 from EUR 310.18 mln gross in the first quarter, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) said in a report on Monday.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:14:00 +0200Business debt down in second quarter - Polish central bank presidential couple hosted by King and Queen of the Belgians<p>Poland's President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda attended on Monday a gala luncheon in their honour hosted by the King of the Belgians, Philippe I and Queen Mathilde at the royal residence in Laeken.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:42:00 +0200News & Politics presidential couple hosted by King and Queen of the Belgians.’s father and anti-communist hero dies at age of 78<p>The father of PM Mateusz Morawiecki has died following a short battle with cancer.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:49:00 +0200News & Politics January this year, Kornel Morawiecki revealed he was suffering from cancer of the pancreas. flock in for big day at Warsaw races<p>Sunday saw the Wielka Warszawska (Great Warsaw) Race at Warsaw’s Służewiec Racecourse, one of the highlights of the equestrian calendar. Like the famed Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the race attracts thousands of visitors each year, and this year's race was particularly important as it marked the 80th anniversary of the Służewiec course. The winner of the big race was Pride of Poland, a 3-year-old mare ridden by Slovak jockey Michal Abik.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:33:00 +0200SportLife of Poland crosses the finishing line to the delight of fans. work permits issued to foreigners in H1 - stats office<p>In the first half of 2019, a total of 217,300 work permits were issued to foreigners in Poland, up from 147,980 in the first six months of 2018, the country's statistical office GUS said on Monday.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:05:00 +0200Business constituted the largest group of all foreigners granted a work permit. of 50 richest Polish women published - press<p>A list of the 50 richest Polish women has been published by the Wprost weekly. Dominika Kulczyk, the daughter of the late billionaire Jan Kulczyk, placed first with her assets estimated at PLN 9 billion (EUR 2.05 billion).</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:44:00 +0200Business richest Dominika Kulczyk: her assets are estimated at PLN 9 billion (EUR 2.05 billion). Camerimage Film Centre to be built in Toruń<p>A contract for the building and joint-running of the European Camerimage Film Centre in Toruń, north-central Poland, has been signed by Culture Minister Piotr Gliński, Toruń Mayor Michał Zaleski and Camerimage Festival Director Marek Żydowicz.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 10:35:00 +0200Art & Culture is acknowledged to be one of biggest film festivals in the world devoted to the art of cinematography. Pictured Culture Minister Piotr Gliński (C), Toruń Mayor Michał Zaleski (R) and Camerimage Festival Director Marek Żydowicz (L). vroom for Warsaw’s latest museum! New museum celebrates the cult Polski Fiat<p>Regarded as a pootling figure of fun by some and a curious relic of bygone times by others, history has not judged Polish Fiat all too kindly. Now though, Warsaw’s latest museum hopes to redress the balance by placing the often maligned brand on the pedestal it deserves.</p>Sun, 29 Sep 2019 16:25:00 +0200SportHistory of the open road. A glossy 126p in just one of the museum’s many exhibits. presidential couple attend WWII Flanders liberation ceremonies<p>Poland's President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda on Sunday in Lommel, north-east Belgium, took part in events marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Flanders by the 1st Polish Armoured Division under Gen. Stanislaw Maczek.</p>Sun, 29 Sep 2019 16:17:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory presidential couple attend WWII ceremonies in Belgium. there be light! Hundreds of thousands head to Łódź to see the city sparkle for stunning annual light festival<p>Returning for the ninth time, the annual Light. Move. Festival. has seen the city of Łódź bathed in a sea of spectacular light and colour, thrilling audience figures that are set to break last year’s record of 700,000.</p>Sun, 29 Sep 2019 12:16:00 +0200Art & CultureLife the light shine on: Łódż’s Nevsky Catherdral lit up during the festival. presidential couple arrive in Belgium<p>President Andrzej Duda and his wife arrived in the Kingdom of Belgium on Saturday on a three-day official visit. On Sunday, the Polish presidential couple will attend events marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Flanders by Polish soldiers.</p>Sat, 28 Sep 2019 17:35:00 +0200News & Politics presidential couple arrive in Belgium gets multi-cultural makeover in culture-bending album<p>Once again I want to return to the music of Stanisław Moniuszko, as we still celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of the Polish romantic composer. Now, if you think his music is just tied to Polish culture, an album from Maria Pomianowska will make you think again!</p>Sat, 28 Sep 2019 17:07:00 +0200Dan Session’s album takes Moniuszko’s music to somewhere it has never been before. good to “bee” back home: houses for winged insects open again after restoration<p>Eye-catching and creative insect houses have undergone a revamp in a Warsaw park in a bid to provide some top-end housing for flying bugs during the colder months.</p>Sat, 28 Sep 2019 14:31:00 +0200Science renovated homes provide insect friendly habitat. Polish film and theatre actor dies<p>Jan Kobuszewski, an outstanding Polish theatre and film actor, comedian and director, died at the age of 85 in Warsaw on Saturday, PAP was told by the Kwadrat Theatre.</p>Sat, 28 Sep 2019 12:44:00 +0200Art & Culture Polish film and theatre actor dies on the up in the Polish workplace finds new global report<p>Poland is ranked as one of the best countries in the world for female employees, a new report has found.</p>Sat, 28 Sep 2019 12:15:00 +0200Business has reduced female unemployment from 18 percent in 2000 to 5 percent in 2017. story of singer Kinga<p>Meet the heartwarming story of the Polish singer making a new life in the UK with a special 2-song performance from her new album!</p>Fri, 27 Sep 2019 18:18:00 +0200Heart of Poland story of singer Kingaław firm is on the ball with first-of-its-kind football laws app<p>A Wrocław-based IT developer has teamed up with the International Football Association Board (IFAB) to create the first app to help fans understand the laws of football.</p>Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:33:00 +0200 application allows the information to be stored on a phone and lets the user search the laws using key words, highlight sections and insert their own notes to help them with future reference. gives classic card game environmental twist with beautiful illustrations of endangered animals<p>An artist has designed a game of memory with pictures of animals that are endangered in Poland.</p>Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:12:00 +0200Art & Culture game helps to publicize the number of endangered species in Poland and reach more people, including young people. Cloud Operator becomes strategic partner of Google Cloud<p>Poland's National Cloud Operator (Operator Chmury Krajowej, OChK) announced the conclusion of a strategic agreement with Google on Friday, thanks to which OChK will offer Google cloud computing services and a Google Cloud region will be set up in Warsaw.</p>Fri, 27 Sep 2019 14:47:00 +0200Business numbers of workers heading to Poland as new report shows country takes on MORE than USA and Germany<p>Poland is the world’s most popular destination for temporary labour migrants for the second year running, according to a new report released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).</p>Fri, 27 Sep 2019 12:48:00 +0200BusinessLife report reflects the lure Poland’s buzzing economy appears to have over foreigners, with thousands of people, especially from Ukraine, heading to the country to find jobs.'s parent Commerzbank approves strategy; seeks to sell lender<p>Listed lender mBank's German parent Commerzbank approved a new business strategy assuming the sale of majority stake in the Polish unit, mBank said in a market filing out Thursday evening.</p>Fri, 27 Sep 2019 11:53:00 +0200Business remains of WWII soldier who died defending Poland against Hitler’s invasion found in shallow grave<p>Archeologists have discovered the remains of a Polish soldier on Westerplatte in Gdańsk.</p>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 19:48:00 +0200History back to the outbreak of World War II, the skeleton is the first discovery of this kind since 1963. University expands cooperation with Chinese Universities<p>The University of Life Sciences in Poznan, west-central Poland, is set to widen its links with universities in China in connection with the new Silk Road network.</p>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 16:41:00 +0200Science University expands cooperation with Chinese Universities. new VR experience teaches history like never before<p>A new virtual reality learning experience is helping bring Polish history alive through face-to-face meetings with the legendary Józef Piłsudski.</p>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:55:00 +0200ScienceHistory at the 20th Universal Congress of Polish Historians in Lublin the immersive learning experience called ‘Józef Piłsudski – The Marshal of Polish hearts’ helps users learn about Polish history. Mars-elous! Space ‘umbilical cord’ for Red Planet exploration is ready to go<p>Polish space engineers are helping take exploration of Mars to a new level with an outer space ‘umbilical cord’.</p>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:35:00 +0200Science device from SENER Polska will play a crucial role in the ExoMars mission which is looking for traces of life both on and below the Red Planet’s surface. The Revolution! Groundbreaking Warsaw club recognized by UEFA as the "Best Grassroots Football Cub" in EUROPE<p>Poland’s first ‘democratic football club’ has been named Europe’s “Best Grassroots Club” by UEFA. &nbsp;</p>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 17:44:00 +0200Sport founded just four years ago, ZŁY have cause to celebrate after being honoured by UEFA and thrust into the global spotlight. beautiful flower-art installation at an old tram stop will make your Daisy!<p>A Łódź tram stop has been transformed into a work of art with dried flowers replacing glass.</p>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 15:52:00 +0200Art & Culture Cebula’s installation has changed the tram stop into a little work of art, with countless dried flowers embedded in resign instead of glass. 3,600 Polish tourists stranded after travel agency collapses<p>About 3,600 Polish tourists have been stranded in 29 countries, mainly in the Mediterranean basin, following the collapse of Neckermann Polska and its parent company, the British travel operator Thomas Cook, Poland's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday..</p><article><br></article>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:55:00 +0200Business opens first coal mine in 25 years<p>Poland opened its first coal mine since 1994 near the town of Jastrzebie Zdroj in south Poland on Wednesday. PM Mateusz Morawiecki, who attended the ceremony, said the new facility will build up the strength of the Polish industry.</p>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:48:00 +0200Business Bzie-Debina mine was built by Polish mining company JSW, the biggest producer of coking coal in the EU. scary! Dentist creates horror video game in MS Paint<p>A Polish dentist has created a creepy, Japanese-inspired video game in black and white using MS Paint.</p>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 12:03:00 +0200BusinessLife game draws on dentist Paweł Kozmiński’s fascination with Japanese horror, which he first encountered as a child in the 1990s. Polish hybrid train makes its maiden journey in Gdansk<p>Poland's first 'Impuls" 36 WEh hybrid passenger train made its first every trip to mark the opening of the Traco 13th International Railway Fair which began in Gdansk, northern Poland, on Tuesday. </p>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:41:00 +0200Business actor honoured with France's Order of Arts and Letters<p>Polish actor and director Andrzej Seweryn received the insignia of the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters from French Ambassador in Poland Pierre Levy, in Warsaw, on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:47:00 +0200Art & Culture actor honoured with France's Order of Arts and Letters. breaker! Quick-fingered Beata sets new Guinness world record for making over 1,000 pierogi in just one hour<p>A woman in southern Poland has beaten the Guinness World Record for the fastest pierogi-making, making over a thousand of them in an hour – or one every 3.4 seconds.</p>Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:26:00 +0200Life Jasek smashed the world record for the fastest pierogi-making, producing a breath-taking 1,066 pierogi in just an hour. declaration reveals details of US military presence in Poland<p>Pawel Soloch head of the National Security Bureau told PAP that the declaration signed by President Andrzej Duda and US President Donald Trump in New York on Monday deepens the military cooperation between the two countries.</p>Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:33:00 +0200News & Politics declaration reveals details of US military presence in Poland.’ve done it! Polish Eagles fly into semi-finals following 3-0 demolition of Germany in thrilling European Volleyball championships<p><span lang="EN-US">Poland’s volleyball kings gave Germany a resounding 3-0 thrashing on Sunday to get through to the European Championship semi-finals - and then had to be rescued by the PM after being stranded at Amsterdam airport.</span></p>Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:50:00 +0200Sport Michał Kubiak’s eagles flew into an early lead to take an easy 25-19, 25-21, 25-18 victory over the Germans at the quarter-finals match in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. boffins create life-saving search and rescue system which differentiates how people move<p><span lang="EN-US">A system which reduces the amount of time taken to locate missing people on open ground has been developed by scientists from the University of Wroclaw.</span></p>Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:38:00 +0200BusinessScienceStart-ups Search and Rescue Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SARUAV) produces images taken from unmanned aircraft to automatically assist in search operations by showing rescuers potential sites on map reports. announces Poland visit soon<p>US President Donald Trump on Monday announced that he will visit Poland soon. Trump, who made the announcement during a meeting with Polish head of state Andrzej Duda, said he had fond memories of his last visit to Poland. </p>Tue, 24 Sep 2019 08:18:00 +0200News & Politics, Korean presidents discuss economic cooperation<p>South Korean investment in Poland was in the focus of talks held in New York on Monday between Polish and Korean Presidents, Andrzej Duda and Moon Jae-in.</p>Mon, 23 Sep 2019 21:16:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusiness, Korean presidents discuss economic cooperation commemorates Polish Radio’s final musical broadcast before German occupation<p>On September 23, 80 years ago the last live concert broadcasted by interwar Polish Radio was silenced by the German bombs falling on Warsaw. &nbsp;In the midst of war, Władysław Szpilman was performing a Frederic Chopin recital.</p>Mon, 23 Sep 2019 17:44:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory Masecki invokes the memory of the last broadcast by playing the same music played on September 23, 1939. and Edinburgh extend partnership agreement<p>A partnership agreement between Krakow, southern Poland, and Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, was extended at a ceremony which took place in the latter city during the two-day #KrakowExperience festival, the Polish embassy in London announced on Sunday.</p>Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:37:00 +0200News & Politics and Edinburgh extend partnership agreement, US presidents set to sign defence deal<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda, who began a four-day US visit on Sunday, is scheduled to meet US leader Donald Trump in New York on Monday when the two presidents are expected to sign a military agreement on locations for more American troops in Poland.</p>Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:30:00 +0200News & Politics, US presidents set to sign defence deal’s to homeless hounds: photos of dogs seeking homes to appear on bottle labels<p>Pictures of stray dogs will appear on bottles of a health drink in a bid to find the homeless hounds a new place to live.</p>Mon, 23 Sep 2019 15:01:00 +0200Life pictures come with the dog’s name and the phone number of the shelter where it is being held. picks up best-movie award for film about the Ukraine’s Great Famine<p>An Agnieszka Holland movie focusing on the work of a Welsh journalist who exposed the massive scale of the famine in Stalinist Ukraine before the war has picked up the Golden Lion for the best film at the Gdynia Film Festival.</p>Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:07:00 +0200Art & CultureLife in Gdynia with her best-picture award for ‘Citizen Jones’. burial in Warsaw for 22 soldiers murdered by the communists<p><span lang="EN-GB">Twenty-two soldiers murdered by the communist authorities were buried in Warsaw's Powązki Military Cemetery on Sunday with military honours.</span></p>Sun, 22 Sep 2019 17:32:00 +0200History soldier carries the remains of just one of the victims buried on Sunday. chosen for design of PLN-250 million army museum<p>An international competition to design a spatial concept and permanent exhibition for the Polish Army Museum concluded last week with a local architectural studio, NM Architecki, beating off competition from 10 other finalists to emerge victorious.</p>Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:58:00 +0200Art & Culture a point: a life-size visualisation of a cavalry charge will be one of the highlights of the museum. place of priceless Warsaw Ghetto chronicle to be marked by memorial<p><span lang="EN-GB">The hiding place in the Warsaw Ghetto where the first canister containing part of the Ringelblum Archive was discovered after the end of the Second World War is to be commemorated with a monument.</span></p>Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:43:00 +0200History design of the monument will reflect the original hiding place of some of archive. of the press: company comes up with country’s first printed house<p>A Polish start-up has produced the country’s first 3D printed house. Printed out of concrete using a special printer, it could pave the way to innovation in the housing industry.</p>Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:49:00 +0200Start-ups blocks: a concrete cabin constructed using a pioneering 3D technique. horror: the terrifying history linking a small Silesian town to Mary Shelly’s ‘Frankenstein’<p><span lang="EN-GB">In 1606 the Silesian town of Frankenstein, now Ząbkowice Śląskie, was shocked by the arrest and then execution of eight gravediggers accused of starting a plague. Their notorious trial became known throughout Europe. &nbsp;Now 413 years almost to the day after the infamous trial began, TFN takes a look at a mysterious case that some claim was one of the inspirations for Mary Shelley’s novel ‘Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus’.</span></p>Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:20:00 +0200History historic town of Ząbkowice Śląskie. Over 400 years ago it was rocked by plague and the savage punishment inflicted on those believed to have spread the disease. named Poland's new finance minister<p>The incumbent Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwiecinski was appointed as finance minister by president Andrzej Duda at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on Friday and will now simultaneously hold both posts. </p>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:06:00 +0200News & Politics's youth take part in Global Climate Strike<p>As part of Friday's Global Climate Strike, tens of thousands of young Poles took to the streets of around 60 cities nationwide. The event was organised by the Youth Climate Strike (MSK) group. Thousands of cities around the world took part in the protest.</p>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:55:00 +0200News & Politics team meets after divers discover WWII “earthquake” bomb in shipping channel<p><span lang="EN-GB">The largest unexploded bomb ever to be found in Poland has been discovered in one of the country’s busiest shipping channels.</span></p>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:28:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory Tallboy is readied for a mission. The bomb could leave a crater 24-metres deep.'I so admire Polish people and Poland' Writer Brin Best<p>A chance meeting with an ice-cream seller set off a lifelong interest in Poland for writer Brin Best. In recent years he's released a book on Polish people's contribution to life in Britain that garnered much media praise.<br><br>'This country has been through so much, it's been through so many struggles, the Polish story inspires me,' says Brin. 'I was in a church in Malbork and it was such a profound moment, I do so admire Polish people and the nation of Poland.' Writing the book was a labour of love, but one Brin was determined to carry out.<br><br>Discover Brin's passion for Poland and the positive, optimistic story of Poles in the UK.</p>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:22:00 +0200LifeHeart of Poland sets up preschool for her autistic child after being unable to place her in education system<p>A mother who was unable to find a preschool for her autistic child has created her own school to provide a bright, welcoming place where young children can play and learn.</p>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:05:00 +0200Life soft colours and a lot of natural light the school aims to create a welcoming and sympathetic environment. green in sweatpants: fashion designer produces sustainable sportswear<p>A Polish designer has created a sustainable sportswear brand that uses materials such as waste coffee grounds to offer a greener alternative to the synthetic clothes usually worn to the gym.</p>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:01:00 +0200BusinessSport Zawada: working to turn gym fashionwear green. confirms he will leave Williams at end of 2019<p><span lang="EN-GB">Robert Kubica has said he will leave Williams at the end of the 2019 season.</span></p>Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:35:00 +0200Sport at a press conference ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix, Kubica said he had decided to leave Williams "in order to evaluate our opportunities" for the future. eatery is full of beans after being shortlisted for prestigious interior design award<p>A Warsaw restaurant located in an old vodka factory has been shortlisted by the World Interiors News magazine for its 2019 restaurant award.</p>Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:35:00 +0200BusinessArt & Culture magazine’s awards cover the best of interior design ranging from hospitals, homes, shops to transport hubs, and anybody who comes out on top when the winners are announced in October will get a prestigious feather in their cap. and US presidents to meet in New York on Monday<p>Poland has received an offer from the American administration to organise a meeting between Polish President Andrzej Duda and US President Donald Trump this Monday in New York, Duda's chief aide Krzysztof Szczerski told PAP on Thursday.</p>Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:31:00 +0200 and US presidents to meet in New York on Monday! Poland to get over 3 billion PLN grant to support business and society<p>Poland is to receive 3.5 billion PLN for projects in the areas of health, home affairs, business and culture from the EEA and Norway Grants funds.</p>Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:14:00 +0200Business 3.5 billion PLN grant from the EEA and Norway Grants funds are for projects in the areas of health, home affairs, business and culture. hails Silesia's potential for 21st-century economic growth<p>Appearing on a local radio station in Katowice (southern Poland), where he is running for re-election in the coming parliamentary ballot, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki hailed the Silesia region, of which Katowice is the capital, for its future potential.</p>Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:28:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusiness hails Silesia's potential for 21st-century economic growth looks to take on cashless payment market with new product using Bluetooth<p dir="ltr">Neontri, Polish fintech startup is poised and ready to take on the American market.</p>Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:49:00 +0200BusinessStart-ups platform uses an algorithm which locates two devices need to make a payment and safely carries out the transaction. joke! Norwegian island could SPLIT IN TWO warns Polish Arctic scientist<p dir="ltr">Polish researchers have discovered changes to the map of Norway, which could result in the country’s largest Arctic island splitting in two.</p>Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:05:00 +0200ScienceLife soundings by Polish researchers show that Spitsbergen could split in two as the Hornsundbreen glacier on the island retreats every year. search of David: TFN travels to the town of Płońsk to discover the birthplace of Israel’s founding father, David Ben-Gurion<p>Every year the somnambulant northern Mazovian town of Płońsk with its 22,000 inhabitants welcomes fleets of air-conditioned coaches ferrying Israeli teenagers to poke around its environs.</p>Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:03:00 +0200History centre of gravity for any trip to Płońsk is the house on the market square in which Ben-Gurion lived as a child.’s latest film The Valley of the Gods and its all-star cast to premiere at Gdynia film festival<p>The latest star-studded film from acclaimed director Lech Majewski, The Valley of the Gods, is to premiere at the Gdynia Film Festival.</p>Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:48:00 +0200Art & Culture A-listers Josh Hartnett, John Malkovich, Keir Dullea and Skyfall Bond girl Berenice Marlohe line up with director Lech Majewski ahead of the premiere of The Valley of the Gods. pay and longer stay – Ukrainians in Poland say they feel ‘more at home’<p>Ukrainians working in Poland are earning more and staying longer, according a new survey on the country’s largest national minority.</p>Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:59:00 +0200BusinessLife survey found 33 percent expect to be paid PLN 13-15 an hour while 19 percent expected a salary of PLN 15-20.! 80 years ago today, Stalin invaded Poland. From this moment on, Poland’s wartime fate was sealed<p>Though best-known for Germany’s invasion of Poland, September 1939 bore witness to a second treachery, one every bit as heinous and underhand as that engineered by Hitler to the West.</p>Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:12:00 +0200History and Soviet officers shake hands following the invasion. dead, one missing after Polish yacht incident in Lithuania<p>One person died and one is missing after a Polish sailing yacht with a crew of seven capsized in the Lithuanian zone on the Baltic Sea, spokesman of the Maritime Search and Rescue Service Rafal Goeck told PAP on Monday. </p>Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:25:00 +0200News & Politics, Slovakia to support Ukraine in its reforms<p>Poland and Slovakia are expressing concerns over Russian activities in Ukraine, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said after meeting his Slovak counterpart Miroslav Lajcak in Warsaw on Monday. </p>Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:17:00 +0200News & Politics Lajcak noted the friendly Polish-Slovak relations and the role of cooperation of the Visegrad Group countries. of classical music’s most expensive comp premieres in Warsaw<p dir="ltr">The European premiere of the winning composition in one of the world’s richest classical music prizes took place last night in Warsaw’s POLIN museum.</p>Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:08:00 +0200Art & CultureLife European premiere of the winning composition for the Azrieli Commission for Jewish Music took place in Warsaw’s POLIN museum. to Poles who took refuge in India during WWII unveiled in moving ceremony<p><span lang="EN-US">A commemorative pillar dedicated to 5,000 Polish refugees who were given refuge after fleeing to India following the outbreak of WWII has been unveiled at a moving ceremony in the village of&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB">Valivade on the outskirts of Kolhapur.</span>&nbsp;</p>Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:35:00 +0200HistoryLife Foreign Minister Marcin_Przydacz and Poles who found safe haven in India the Maharaja of Kolhapur. hackathon in Europe held in Warsaw<p dir="ltr">The largest hackathon event in Europe and the second largest in the world, after Saudi Arabia, has been held in Warsaw.</p>Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:56:00 +0200BusinessScience Hack Yeah hackathon is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world, after Saudi Arabia. lashes out at Moscow’s attempts to justify Soviet WWII invasion of Poland<p>The Russian Federation’s recent attempts to justify the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and its secret protocol to divide Eastern Europe, including Poland, as well as to paint Poland as an ally of Nazi Germany and a potential threat to the Soviet Union in 1939 have been met by a fierce response from Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance (IPN).</p>Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:09:00 +0200History Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact was a neutrality pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed in Moscow on August 23, 1939, by foreign ministers Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov., they’ve done it again! Kielce students win Mars rover comp for 2nd time in a row<p>Students from Kielce have taken first place at this year’s European Rover Challenge.</p>Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:27:00 +0200Science delighted Kielce team beat off competition from 40 other teams to take first place for their design. and sister team lovingly restore forgotten spa town to its former glory<p>Nestled in a valley alongside the Dunajec river tributary, the historic resort of Szczawnica is getting a second lease of life.</p>Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:35:00 +0200Business in a valley alongside the Dunajec river tributary, the historic resort of Szczawnica is getting a second lease of life. seminal Holocaust film re-emerges at Tel Aviv film festival<p>The first feature film made about the Holocaust using Auschwitz as a film set is to be shown again.</p>Sun, 15 Sep 2019 13:48:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory movie was filmed two and a half years after the camp’s liberation, between July and September 1947 and Soviet soldiers took part as extras. heart of Africa: This week Sergiusz teams up with Nat Geo snapper Dominik Skurzak<p>It was plus thirty-five degrees Celsius in the morning, a couple of hours ago.</p>Sat, 14 Sep 2019 18:10:00 +0200Why So Serious? Dominik Skurzak wants tourists to discover the ‘heart of Africa’ through his boutique travel agency. top of the class when it comes to pupil-teacher ratios<p>Poland has one of the lowest pupil-to-teacher ratios in the World and the 4th lowest in the European Union, according to a new report.</p>Sat, 14 Sep 2019 14:41:00 +0200ScienceLife has one of the lowest pupil-to-teacher ratios in the World and the 4th lowest in the European Union, according to recent data. to fix! Doc creates spinal remedy for 80 percent of globe’s sufferers<p>A Polish neurosurgeon has created new spinal implants that could help up to 80 percent of the world’s population.</p>Sat, 14 Sep 2019 14:18:00 +0200ScienceLife Piotr Szydlik has developed a system of screws and rods which will provide stability to the spine while still allowing flexibility of movement. moly! Komasa’s Corpus Christi chosen for Oscars<p>Polish film director Jan Komasa's latest film Corpus Christi, has been selected as Poland’s official entry for the US Academy Awards.</p>Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:48:00 +0200Art & Culture Oscar committee descried Jan Komasa’s new film Corpus Christi as 'a universal, moving and provocative story about the spiritual transformation of man, a new look at faith in God.' good idea! Scientists devise new water treatment method<p>Scientists from the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Physical Chemistry &nbsp;have perfected a method of cleansing river and drinking water from harmful industrial solvents.</p>Fri, 13 Sep 2019 17:27:00 +0200BusinessLife treatment method is a novel form of hydrogen purification that will leave both tap water and rivers cleaner and healthier. tale of two cities: Fascinating exhibition looks at the histories of Gdynia and Tel Aviv<p>Though separated by 3000 kilometres, with one city built on the muddy silts of the Bay of Gdańsk and the other on the shifting sands of Samaria in central Israel, Gdynia and Tel Aviv have much in common.</p>Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:40:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews has broken down the barriers of land and sea to bring Gdynia and Tel Aviv together and tell their fascinating story.'I cried like a little child.' British-Polish Youtuber Stefan Tompson<p>Discover how Stefan Tompson's hopes for filmmaking didn't turn out like he'd wanted, but the journey he's been on has changed him as a person.</p><p>Discover his thoughts on making films about Poland, surviving a serious accident, the importance of history in Poland and his hopes for the future.</p>Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:13:00 +0200HistoryHeart of Poland'I cried like a little child.' British-Polish Youtuber Stefan Tompson.'s inflation in August at 2.9 percent - stats office<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 2.9 percent year on year in August 2019 and remained unchanged compared to July 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:31:00 +0200Business July 2019, prices of consumer goods and services increased by 2.9 percent year on year and remained unchanged month on month. here’s another one! Netflix announce new Polish series based on Harlan Coben’s bestselling book The Woods<p>Bestselling American author of thrillers and mysteries Harlan Coben’s novel The Woods has been commissioned by Netflix as a Polish original series.</p>Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:12:00 +0200Art & Culture six-part adaptation will launch in 2020 and is directed by Leszek Dawid (L) and Bartosz Konopka (R). Group opens its first petrol station in Slovakia<p>Unipetrol, the Czech subsidiary of Poland's fuel group PKN Orlen, has officially opened its first fuel service station in Slovakia under the Benzina brand.</p>Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:53:00 +0200Business, part of the Orlen Group, operates on the retail markets of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany and Lithuania. unanimous on EU financial framework - PM<p>The Visegrad Group (V4, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia - PAP) are fully unanimous with regard to the structure of the EU's Multiannual Financial Framework, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said after Thursday's meeting of V4 prime ministers in Prague.</p>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:27:00 +0200News & Politics unanimous on EU financial framework king Stanisław Lem is still considered master of his genre<p>Philosopher and writer, Stanisław Lem, was born 98 years ago today.</p>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:38:00 +0200Art & Culture and sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem was born 98 years ago today. a squeeze! World’s skinniest dwelling named as one of the planet’s most iconic houses<p>Widely considered to be the narrowest dwelling in the world, a Warsaw address is back in the news after being included on a list of international projects honoured by the prestigious portal Iconic Houses.</p>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:04:00 +0200Art & Culture to serve as both an artistic installation and a residence for visiting artists, the house was named in celebration of its first invited guest, the Israeli author Etgar Keret (pictured). national air carrier resumes flights to India<p>Poland's national air carrier LOT has resumed direct flights to India after many years, LOT CEO Rafał Milczarski has announced. On Wednesday, a Polish LOT Dreamliner left for New Delhi, which is LOT's sixth Asian destination.</p>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:17:00 +0200Business LOT CEO expressed hope that thanks to this new connection, more Indian citizens will be able to travel to Europe and destinations outside Europe. a wing and a prayer! Virtually extinct bird of prey sees record number of new chicks<p>An endangered bird of prey has seen its numbers double over the last year.</p>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:19:00 +0200Life times more Osprey chicks were hatched in the Lubuskie region of Poland than in previous years. PM arrives in Prague for V4 meeting<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrived in Prague on Thursday to take part in a meeting of the prime ministers of the Visegrad Group countries, to focus on EU enlargement and the next multi-annual Union budget after 2020.</p>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:22:00 +0200News & Politics Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban during the Visegrad Group (V4) and Western Balkan partners summit in Prague. diary of 'Polish Anne Frank' to be published after being kept hidden in bank vault for 70 years<p>The diary of a teenage Jewish girl, dubbed the ‘Polish Anne Frank’, recording life in Nazi occupied Poland is to be published for the first time.</p>Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:47:00 +0200HistoryLife Spiegel, who lived in the eastern town of Przemysl, began her diary in 1939, when she was 15 years old. bald guinea pig is internet ‘pet-lebrity’ with 200k-plus fans<p>A bald guinea pig from Warsaw has become an Instagram sensation after stealing the hearts of over 200,000 fans.</p>Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:38:00 +0200Life Ludwik is a 'skinny guinea pig', a special hairless breed of guinea pig. detain two foreigners in attack on Israeli students<p>The police and prosecutor's office reported on Wednesday that they have identified the people who were directly related to the Saturday attack on Israeli students in Warsaw. Among them is a person of Palestinian origin. Two Armenian-Dutch were detained.</p>Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:34:00 +0200News & Politics to a spokesman for the Warsaw police Sylwester Marczak, further actions in this matter will be conducted within the framework of international cooperation. days! Pals invent new app that lets employees get paid early<p>A new money app which allows you to get paid earlier than normal is gaining international praise from the world of finance.</p>Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:40:00 +0200BusinessStart-ups new app plans to ‘disrupt’ traditional banking methods.‘Grotesquely violent’ adaptation of The Painted Bird sees audiences flee screening, but critics loved it<p>A new film of The Painted Bird saw people trying to flee the cinema at its screening, because it was ‘too horrific’ to watch.</p>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:07:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory film is based on the book by Jerzy Kosiński who lied about his WWII childhood. – Homeland of Tolerance. A mobile exhibition on migrants in the Polish Parliament<p>For centuries, Poland has been a multinational country with representatives of various cultures and religions living and working side by side, often fighting and even giving their lives for their homeland. The most important values professed were: honour, freedom, tolerance and hospitality. The exhibition “Poland – Homeland of Tolerance” explores these traditions and looks for their traces in the modern Polish society. </p>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 16:35:00 +0200Art & CultureLife of Tolerance Wojciechowski a candidate for EC commissioner for agriculture<p>Poland's Janusz Wojciechowski has been named a candidate for EC commissioner for agriculture. The incoming head of the EC named her 27-strong team on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:18:00 +0200News & Politics von der Leyen holds a press conference announcing her future team. known horror of Stalin’s Great Purge which saw over 100k Poles massacred goes on display in harrowing new exhibition<p>An exhibition examining the ‘Polish Operation’ carried out by the NKVD during the Great Terror in the Soviet Union in the late 1930s in which around 111,000 Poles were murdered simply for being Polish has opened in Odessa, Ukraine.</p>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:58:00 +0200History exhibition uses photographs and documents provided by the Ukrainian State Regional Archives as well as documents obtained from the Memorial Society and the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding. court overrules EC's decision on Opal pipeline<p>The Court of Justice of the European Union on Tuesday issued a favourable ruling for Poland by cancelling the EC decision to grant Gazprom 100 percent of the Opal pipeline's capacity.</p>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:35:00 +0200Business, which runs through Germany along Poland's western border, connects the Nord Stream I pipeline with the Yamal pipeline infrastructure and pipeline systems in the Czech Republic. room for more! Warsaw’s lifestyle revolution captures the imagination as capital’s booming hotel market aims to emulate Berlin<p>Warsaw’s hotel revolution has been thrust into the spotlight after a report issued by JLL earlier in the summer asked if the Polish capital could develop into “a second Prague” in terms of its hotel offer.</p>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:16:00 +0200Business year’s launch of the Raffles Europejski set a new benchmark in luxury. plans to step up investment in renewable energy projects in Poland<p>The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) plans to support the development of renewable energy projects in Poland. In 2019, it wants to invest more than in 2018, PAP has been told by an EBRD director.</p>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 10:07:00 +0200Business to Zieliński, EBRD is still interested in financing Poland's Baltic offshore wind farms, but “the projects are not ready yet.” must make use of artificial intelligence<p>Poland must do everything to find itself among the leading countries in the use of artificial intelligence, said Minister of Digital Affairs Marek Zagorski on Monday.</p>Mon, 09 Sep 2019 19:40:00 +0200BusinessScience must make use of artificial intelligence.’s back! Zaleski’s 19th century oil painting of Milan Cathedral returns after disappearing during Warsaw Uprising<p>A lost oil painting by the ‘Warsaw Bellotto’ that disappeared from the capital during the Second World War has returned home after being handed over to the National Museum in Warsaw at an official ceremony. &nbsp;</p>Mon, 09 Sep 2019 17:28:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory lost artwork which disappeared during the Second World War returned home after being handed over to the National Museum in Warsaw at an official ceremony. coming fourth in volleyball championships our girls have every right to be proud<p>Poland’s female volleyball team have taken fourth place in the Women’s European Championships following their 3-0 loss to Italy on Sunday.</p>Mon, 09 Sep 2019 16:21:00 +0200Sport not winning a medal, the team left the historic four-country match which culminated in Turkey better placed than they have been for a decade. condemns attack on Israeli students in Warsaw<p>The Polish Foreign Ministry on Sunday condemned a Saturday attack on a group of Israeli students outside a Warsaw night club. According to media the assailants spoke Arabic.</p>Mon, 09 Sep 2019 14:55:00 +0200News & Politics a tweeted statement on the matter the ministry wrote that that it "decidedly condemned" aggression against foreigners on Polish territory, and opposed all violence.’s a double gong for Polański at Venice Film Festival<p>Roman Polański’s ‘An Officer and a Spy’ has won the coveted Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize at the International Film Festival in Venice.</p>Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:33:00 +0200Art & Cultureński’s An Officer and a Spy picked two awards at the International Film Festival in Venice on Saturday. and Albanian FMs discuss European integration in Warsaw<p>Polish and Albanian Foreign Ministers, Jacek Czaputowicz and Gent Cakaj, met in Warsaw on Monday to discuss European integration.</p>Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:32:00 +0200News & Politics said that Albania highly values Poland's involvement in the Western Balkans. will catch up with the West - PM<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki at a harvest feast rally in Dąbrowa Górnicza, south Poland, voiced hope that Poland will catch up economically with Western Europe in a decade or so.</p>Sun, 08 Sep 2019 20:25:00 +0200News & Politics“It all intertwines here. Rural and urban, and all the different segments of the economy with each other. The way we see our reality, there must be one Poland,” the PM declared. roads lead to a Roman’s bedroom: archaeologists dig up rare mosaic in remains of ancient Roman villa in Georgia<p>Polish archaeologists have uncovered fragments of a 2,000-year-old mosaic in Georgia. The rare find was unearthed during the excavation of the remains of a house belonging to a Roman legion commander at the former fortress of Apsaros, near the Georgian town of Batumi.</p>Sun, 08 Sep 2019 19:10:00 +0200Science floored past. The mosaic may well have belonged to the house of a garrison commander. congress of "Vilniuks" unites Poland and Lithuania<p>The 2nd Congress of "Vilniuks," Polish natives of Vilnius who live here and those who have their roots here and want to maintain and share their Polishness, Polish Senate Speaker Stanislaw Karczewski said at the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius on Sunday.</p>Sun, 08 Sep 2019 17:10:00 +0200News & Politics“This is the second congress after a ten-year break and we see how important it is for Poles who left Vilnius, but were born here, have their roots here and who return here,” said Karczewski.‘App-stounding’: new app charts the ebb and flow of Polish history 1914-22<p>A new interactive educational app will show you what happens in and around the borders of what would become the fledgling Polish state from 1914, through the First World War and until 1922.</p>Sun, 08 Sep 2019 14:08:00 +0200History app delves into the history surrounding the founding of the modern Polish state.’s ‘Nuke-Mars’ plan “not realistic” says leading scientist<p>A scientist from the Copernicus Science Centre has debunked claims by Elon Musk that setting off nuclear explosions on Mars could make the red planet habitable.</p>Sun, 08 Sep 2019 11:57:00 +0200Science bang theory: can nuclear blasts on Mars make the planet habitable? academy welcomes release of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov<p>The president of the Polish Film Academy has welcomed the release of the Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov by the Russian authorities.</p>Sat, 07 Sep 2019 17:22:00 +0200News & PoliticsArt & Culture was released by the Russian on Saturday after spending years behind bars.‘Carfully’ done: From pope mobile to a four-wheeled remnant of Hitler’s 6th Army, the Otrębusy Car Museum has it all<p>There are bigger car museums in the world. There are ones with shinier collections, and ones with higher profiles. But do any compete with the Museum of Motoring &amp; Technology in terms of oddities and charm? That much is doubtful.</p>Sat, 07 Sep 2019 16:22:00 +0200History museum boasts a bewildering array of vehicles. couple launch National Reading event<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda inaugurated the 8th edition of the National Reading campaign at the Saski Garden in Warsaw on Sunday, with eight short Polish novels selected for the programme.</p>Sat, 07 Sep 2019 15:14:00 +0200Art & Culture actors and actresses (pictured center and right) were invited took part in the joint reading sessions. the darkness: writer uses post-apocalyptic Britain as grim metaphor for Brexit<p>Britain has been hit by a catastrophic nuclear accident. Taking advantage of the disaster a group of politicians seize the reins of power and start to impose, through the use of manipulation and persuasion, a new order that a few years prior most people would have rejected.</p>Sat, 07 Sep 2019 13:17:00 +0200Art & Culture her latest novel Maja Wolny paints a bleak and disturbing portrait of Britain following a nuclear disaster. Polish films receive awards at Venice Film Festival<p>Roman Polański's 'An Officer and a Spy' received the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) prize at the 76th Venice International Film Festival in Lido, Italy. Jan Komasa's film 'Corpus Christi' was given the Europa Cinemas Label award.</p>Sat, 07 Sep 2019 12:45:00 +0200Art & Culture actors Louis Garrel (L), Emmanuelle Seigner (C) and Jean Dujardin (R) pose at a photocall for “An Officer and a Spy” during the 76th annual Venice International Film Festival. Autumn International Festival to start on Sept. 20<p>'Pneuma - Expanded Reality' is the slogan of this year's 62nd Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music, to start in Warsaw on September 20 and run until September 28.</p>Sat, 07 Sep 2019 10:19:00 +0200Art & Culture programme of the inaugural concert on Sept. 20 envisages the world premiere of Zygmunt Krauze's (pictured) Piano Concerto no. 3.! Adorable pups find new home in Europe’s FIRST rehabilitation centre for disabled dogs<p>The first animal rescue centre in Europe specifically dedicated to dogs and puppies with disabilities has opened its doors and received its first patients.</p>Fri, 06 Sep 2019 16:10:00 +0200Life Judytowo Asylum just north of Płońsk in northern Mazowsze has been set up to give dogs and puppies that would otherwise almost certainly be put down because of their ailments a chance of finding a loving home with an adoptive family. Greatest Myths of the Start of World War 2 - Roger Moorhouse –part 2<p>Part 2 of a major interview with historian Roger Moorhouse, author of the book First to Fight, filmed at @1939pl. Host: Patrick Ney.</p>Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:40:00 +0200HistoryHeart of Poland Greatest Myths of the Start of World War 2 - Roger Moorhouse gap narrows as authorities clamp down on tax evaders<p>In 2017 Poland had one of the biggest reductions in the VAT gap in the EU.</p>Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:12:00 +0200News & Politics report identified three key areas which helped Poland achieve the reductions; modern legislation, effective administration and intensive cooperation with business. on Poland's September campaign premieres in London<p>A book by British historian Roger Moorhouse entitled 'First to Fight: The Polish War 1939' had its premiere at the Polish embassy in London on Thursday. It tells the story of Poland's resistance during the September campaign.</p>Fri, 06 Sep 2019 14:46:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory on Poland's September campaign premieres in London Space! Europe’s first electric propulsion satellite to use Polish technology<p>Europe’s first electric propulsion satellite will be built using technology designed by Polish engineers.</p>Fri, 06 Sep 2019 12:07:00 +0200BusinessScience's first electric propulsion satellite will be built using technology designed by Polish engineers. International Maritime Congress starts in Szczecin<p>The Three Seas concept, shipbuilding and maritime security are among the subjects of the 7th International Maritime Congress inaugurated in Szczecin (northern Poland) on Thursday by Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Waterways Marek Gróbarczyk.</p>Thu, 05 Sep 2019 19:48:00 +0200Business minister said that the budget for connections between the Danube, Laba and Oder rivers is currently being discussed, which he said fitted in with a project to modernise Polish ports.! Ostrich with just one leg jumping for joy after getting new prosthetic<p>An ostrich with a missing leg is now jumping for joy after having a prosthesis fitted by experts from Rzeszów.</p>Thu, 05 Sep 2019 16:39:00 +0200Life large flightless bird from Racławice Śląskie on the Czech border is the first in Poland, and may be the first in the world, to have such a leg fitted.! Scientists raise 200k to BUY tropical forest in Colombia and create research centre<p>A team of Polish scientists has managed to raise enough money to buy 30 hectares of tropical forest in Columbia which they plan to turn into a protected nature reserve that will also house Poland’s first tropical research station.</p>Thu, 05 Sep 2019 15:45:00 +0200Science team managed to raise enough money to buy 30 hectares of tropical forest in Columbia which they plan to turn into a protected nature reserve that will also house Poland’s first tropical research station. Brexit a risk for business - Polish PM<p>Speaking at the salon of the Rzeczpospolita daily at the 29th Economic Forum in Krynica, south Poland, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said a hard Brexit, if happened, would be a risk for enterprises, especially in the production sector.</p>Thu, 05 Sep 2019 14:28:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusiness Brexit a risk for business - Polish PM. to turn ‘apocalyptic’ sci-fi novel in to new six-part series<p>Netflix is preparing another Poland-inspired production: a six-part drama called “Into the Night” which will premiere next year.</p>Thu, 05 Sep 2019 12:43:00 +0200Art & Culture new series from Netflix called Into the Night presents a post-apocalyptic vision of Earth where a series of terrible solar phenomena have taken place. The sun is now destroying everything in its path, and survival is only possible at night. website helps families find their forgotten WWII heroes<p>A new project entitled Ministry of Heroes was launched on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two. Its task is to support information-sharing activities about WWII and Polish and foreign heroes.</p>Wed, 04 Sep 2019 20:24:00 +0200History of the heroes will be presented on the ministry's Facebook website in the English language. firms plan to raise employment in Poland<p>Three out of four companies owned or co-owned by British investors are planning to increase employment and investment outlays in Poland, according to a report on Polish-UK economic relations, prepared by consulting firm Deloitte.</p>Wed, 04 Sep 2019 18:54:00 +0200Business“Since 1995, trade between Poland and the United Kingdom increased by nearly 500 percent and its structure includes an increasing share of highly-advanced goods and services,” Deloitte said in a Wednesday statement that accompanied the report. grisly bloodstains in old apartment block belong to Warsaw Uprising insurgents?<p>Bloodstains splattered across the stairwell of an old apartment block could belong to insurgents fighting against Hitler’s forces during the Warsaw Uprising 75 years ago, says a local historian.</p>Wed, 04 Sep 2019 15:22:00 +0200History Smolańska shared photographs of a stairwell in the capital’s residential building at ul. Oleandrów 3. ‘terrifying horror game ever played’ shoots to top of bestselling list<p>A new game from a Kraków-based computer gaming company has shot to the top of the best-sellers’ charts.</p>Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:24:00 +0200Art & CultureLife new game from Bloober Team is set two years after the events of the original movie and before the timeline of the latest movie. and poses: International defence industry exhibition gets underway in Kielce<p>Military specialists, soldiers and officials have gathered in Kielce this week for the annual International Defence Industry Exhibition.</p>Wed, 04 Sep 2019 11:48:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusiness check out the latest weapons for modern day warfare. Alongside the displays themselves, the programme includes specialist seminars, meetings and parties hosted by foreign embassies, including the US Embassy. Air to launch 15 new routes from Poland next year<p>From next summer, Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air will launch 15 new destinations, from Gdansk (northern Poland), Krakow (southern Poland) and Warsaw, the carrier announced on Tuesday.</p>Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:48:00 +0200BusinessLife Air to launch 15 new routes from Poland next year exhibition of Nazi victims opens in Kraków<p>An exhibition entitled #StolenMemory, which presents the individual fates of victims of Nazi terror, opened on Tuesday on Bohaterów Getta (Heroes of the Ghetto) Square in Kraków (southern Poland).</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 20:45:00 +0200History exhibition is part of a campaign aimed at returning items recovered after the war to their rightful owners - those rescued or their families. and solidarity are Poland's foundation - PM<p>"It is extremely important for us in moments of truth to be brave, to have the courage to fight for freedom, for Solidarity and for what is Poland's trademark worldwide," PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on the 39th anniversary of the Jastrzębie Agreements.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 18:45:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory prime minister recalled that “in 1980, workers had the courage to oppose evil represented by the communist authorities supported by Moscow. Workers were fighting for dignity and normality,” he said. lives: Descendants of 17th century bearded radicals who fled to Poland from Russia to avoid religious persecution are now facing a new crisis as their numbers slowly dwindle out<p>With his lush beard, warm eyes and stiff military posture, Mieczysław Kapłanow looks like a typical Orthodox batiushka, or priest.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:59:00 +0200HistoryLife dwindling religious group known as Old Believers is a group of Orthodox Christians who separated from the Eastern Orthodox Church after a schism in the 17th century. There are currently around 1,000 left in Poland. Pictured the gate and gatekeepers house at the Monastery of the Savior and the Holy Trinity in Wojnowo. economy will catch up with Germany's in 21 years, report shows<p>If Poland maintains the economic growth rate it enjoyed in 1990-2018, it will catch up with Germany in 21 years' time, according to a report by the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) presented at the 29th Economic Forum in Krynica, southern Poland, on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:37:00 +0200Business Godlewska-Majkowska, a professor at SGH, said that in 1990-2018 Poland was the economic growth leader in Central and Eastern Europe, with an annual average growth rate of 3.2 percent. factory in Poland begins production of new engine<p>The production of a 2.0-litre petrol engine for hybrid drives was launched at the Toyota factory in Jelcz-Laskowice, southwestern Poland, on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:24:00 +0200Business's new global architecture (TNGA) 2.0-litre capacity engine will be an element of the hybrid drive which will be installed in Toyota Corolla and Rav 4 models in the coming years. Economic Forum<p>The Economic Forum in Krynica is the largest conference in Central and Eastern Europe. Every year the Forum, which is organized at the beginning of September brings together more than 4,500 international guests.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 15:04:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusiness Economic Forum, Krynica-Zdrój, 3.09.2019 Egg-citing! Rare forest-dwelling hornbill chick hatched in Wrocław zoo<p>The Palawan Hornbill is becoming increasingly rare in the wild, but in Wrocław, it is flourishing.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 12:33:00 +0200ScienceLife latest chick to be born in Wrocław zoo is the endangered Palawan Hornbill. of Gdansk to host 2019 Global Law Deans' Forum<p>The Global Law Deans' Forum and the accompanying International Association of Law Schools (IALS) conference will be hosted in Poland for the first time in 2019, at the university of Gdansk in north Poland from September 18 to 22, the university has announced.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 11:49:00 +0200Life the Global Law Deans' Forum, law faculty deans will discuss strategic visions and standards for global legal education. of the Living to be held on April 21<p>Jewish people from all over the world and Poland will pay tribute to Holocaust victims in the annual March of the Living on April 21, 2020, the March of the Living organisation has announced.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 08:51:00 +0200History march will fall in the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. vice president praises Polish-US alliance<p>US Vice-President Mike Pence met with Polish head of state Andrzej Duda on Monday, on the second day of his visit. At a press conference after the meeting, Pence said Poland's alliance with the US was stronger than ever before.</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 19:37:00 +0200News & Politics the press conference, held with Duda, Pence said his talks with the Polish president concerned the raising of the US military presence in Poland, the 5G network and the waiver of US visas for Poles. of London vows to continue friendship with Warsaw<p>Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said on Monday the friendship between the British and Polish capitals would continue as it was beneficial. In the view of Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski, even if the UK leaves the EU, London will remain a close partner of Warsaw.</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 19:28:00 +0200News & Politics a Monday press conference at the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Khan said the two cities were friends, and thanking Trzaskowski for his hospitality noted that during his visit he had met business representatives, very enterprising people, founders of new companies and also very inspirational young people. commemorates Stutthof death camp victims<p>The Stutthof death camp is a warning for Europe and the world, President Andrzej Duda wrote on Monday in a letter commemorating the 80th anniversary of the first prisoner transport to the camp, sited in today's north Poland.</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 18:02:00 +0200History Stutthof camp started operation on September 2, 1939, near a town of the same name (today Sztutowo). economy ‘mature enough to become global leader’, says new report<p>The Polish economy will perform strongly over the next decade, according to a new report on “Polska 2030” published by American management consulting firm McKinsey with Forbes magazine.</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 17:57:00 +0200Business a new decade approaching, the report by American management consulting firm McKinsey in association with Forbes magazine considers two scenarios for the Polish economy: a baseline scenario and an optimistic one. cool for school! Polish edutech apps proving a global hit<p>The last decade has seen the digital age rapidly engaging with the education sector, helping students teachers and parents with a range of edutech apps.</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 15:23:00 +0200BusinessStart-ups apps developed in Poland are now being used around the world. PM, US vice-president sign 5G network security declaration<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and US Vice-President Mike Pence signed a declaration in Warsaw on Monday regarding security in building a 5G network.</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 14:20:00 +0200News & PoliticsScienceLife PM, US vice-president sign 5G network security declaration. will soon join VWP - US vice-president<p>US Vice-President Mike Pence said in Warsaw on Monday that Poland has already reached a situation in which it can participate in the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP).</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 12:44:00 +0200News & Politics will soon join VWP - US vice-president! ‘Human Forest hotel’ set to become the new eco-holiday trend<p>A “Human Forest” hotel where guests live and sleep between the trees, giving them the full woodland holiday experience, has been designed by Polish architects.</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 12:25:00 +0200Art & CultureLife by Gdańsk-based architects Jan Sikora and Andrzej Marek, the 'Human Forest' hotel places guests right in the forest, without the walls and roofs of traditional buildings, maximising contact with its sights and sounds. says world needs to learn lessons of Second World War as nation commemorates 80th anniversary of start of conflict<p>The president has warned that the world is failing to heed the lessons of the Second World War and that once again it is “facing ethnic cleansing and genocide”.</p>Sun, 01 Sep 2019 18:48:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory beam at the Westerplatte memorial shine to mark the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII. PM meets German chancellor<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met on Sunday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who attended observances in Warsaw marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two.</p>Sun, 01 Sep 2019 16:00:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory PM meets German chancellor remember and will remember - President Duda<p>Speaking at observances marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II in Warsaw, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that, "we remember and will remember, being grateful to all those who were fighting and those who sacrificed their lives for a free world."</p>Sun, 01 Sep 2019 13:48:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory remember and will remember - President Duda postmen who kept the German army at bay in heroic last-stand in Gdańsk<p>Commemorations took place early on Sunday morning just north of Gdańsk at the former Polish military storage depot at Westerplatte to commemorate the outbreak 80 years ago of World War Two.</p>Sun, 01 Sep 2019 11:09:00 +0200History Gdańsk Post Office. An unwelcome symbol of the Polish state it was hated by the Nazi regime. starts of Museum of Westerplatte and the War of 1939<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during a cornerstone laying ceremony on Sunday for the Museum of Westerplatte and the War of 1939 that Poland is making up for the losses of the last 30 years and doing a significant job for present and future generations.</p>Sun, 01 Sep 2019 09:58:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory starts of Museum of Westerplatte and the War of 1939 it loud for Singer! Once dark and neglected, the former centre of Jewish life in Warsaw now echoes to the sound of life and laughter<p>While Gdańsk counts down to the sombre business of commemorating the outbreak of WWII tomorrow, Warsaw, in contrast, is readying itself for one of the biggest celebrations of its cultural year. Culminating with live outdoor concerts, the annual Singer Festival reaches its climax on Pl. Grzybowski this Sunday, with the extraordinary party atmosphere serving as a defiant battle cry from a Jewish community all but eradicated during the war.</p>Sat, 31 Aug 2019 19:49:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory metamorphos of Próżna from decaying street to well-furnished boulvadarde is a recent a highlight of Warsaw’s renaissance.ńsk rising: the cradle of the Second World War defies it past and embraces a bold future<p>Tomorrow, the eyes of the world shall, once again, fall on Gdańsk, this time as the city pauses in silence to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII. But whilst it remains inexorably associated with the planet’s bloodiest conflict, it is a town that has steadfastly refused to be defined by it – a remarkable feat given the city’s relevance and role in the history of the war.</p>Sat, 31 Aug 2019 15:58:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryLife all the odds, Gdańsk’s historic heart has become the place that others wish to emulate: cultured, creative, affluent and attractive. maker to peace maker: the life and times of atom-bomb scientist Józef Rotblat<p>The life of scientist Józef Rotblat is wrapped around some of the most pivotal moments in history. A Polish Jew who lost his wife in the Holocaust, he joined the top-secret team working on the development of nuclear weapons only to resign in disgust and become a vocal advocate of peace when he saw that his work was contributing to the Cold War arms race.</p>Sat, 31 Aug 2019 14:57:00 +0200ScienceHistory was the only scientist to quit the Manhattan Project on moral grounds. chancellor to attend Polish observances of outbreak of WWII<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend observances marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two, in Warsaw on September 1, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:22:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory chancellor to attend Polish observances of outbreak of WWII's unemployment rate flat at 3.3 pct in July - Eurostat<p>Poland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 3.3 percent in July 2019, unchanged from June 2019, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, said on Friday.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:19:00 +0200Business's unemployment rate flat at 3.3 pct in July's GDP up 4.5 pct y/y in 2nd quarter - stats office<p>The Polish economy grew by 4.5 pct year on year in the second quarter of 2019, down from a 4.7 pct growth in the first quarter, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Friday. In its earlier flash estimate, GUS put the Q2 growth rate figure at 4.4 pct.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 14:57:00 +0200Business Polish economy grew by 4.5 pct year on year in the second quarter. Greatest Myths of the Start of World War 2 - Roger Moorhouse<p>Why everything you probably know about the start of World War 2 is probably WRONG. We spoke to historian Roger Moorhouse about his major new book on September 1939, 'First to Fight.'</p><p>Roger busts a host of myths and misunderstandings about the brutal start of World War 2, and the potential British and French complicity in the German narrative of the Battle that emerged.</p><p>Discover</p><p>&nbsp;- How 20 German commandos invade Poland singlehandedly - a week too early.</p><p>- Why Britain and France had no Plan B</p><p>- Why Britain and France forced Poland NOT to mobilize against the growing German threat - and why Roger finds this 'shameful.'</p><p>- How the German invasion of Russia...could have started in occupied Warsaw</p><p>- How the French army promised to invade Germany within 2 weeks of Poland being invaded... but then didn't deliver</p><p>- Could France and Britain been able to STOP Hitler's mad plans to conquer the world if they'd invaded like they promised?</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 14:46:00 +0200HistoryHeart of Poland Greatest Myths of the Start of World War 2 - Roger Moorhouse Off The Wall! Warsaw artist transforms ENTIRE village square in Spain<p>A Warsaw street artist has added to her growing international portfolio by producing arguably her most stunning work to date.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:06:00 +0200Art & Culture eight buildings as her canvas, NeSpoon’s work was centred around Plaza de San Nicolás. is waiting for constructive Brexit proposals- PM<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted on Friday that the next two months will be decisive for Brexit, and that the Polish government is waiting for constructive and realistic proposals from London.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:46:00 +0200News & Politics"I agree with Michel Barnier (EU's chief Brexit negotiator - PAP) that the lack of an agreement is the worst scenario but, we, as the European Union, must be prepared for it. We need creativity and unity," the PM wrote. holds its first ever animated film festival, and it's not just for kids<p>Film buffs will descend on Warsaw this weekend for the inaugural Warsaw Animated Film Festival featuring over 100 animated movies.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:04:00 +0200Art & Culture films on show come from across the globe. of anti-war art opens at Warsaw's Museum on the Vistula<p>From Friday, the Museum on the Vistula in Warsaw will be showing an exhibition entitled 'Never again. Art against war and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries,' themed around Pablo Picasso's 'Guernica.'</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 09:46:00 +0200Art & Culture's 1937 work 'Guernica' is the main inspiration for the show, which starts from the 1920s and anti-war art inspired by the First World War. calls off Poland visit over Florida hurricane threat<p>US President Donald Trump has cancelled his visit to Poland planned for September 1-2, explaining that all federal government resources need to be focused on the incoming hurricane Dorian. Vice President Mike Pence will represent Trump in Poland.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 08:59:00 +0200News & Politics President Mike Pence (R) will represent Trump (L) in Poland. shares its WWII experience with world's top newspapers in special pullout supplement<p>On the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, some of the world’s top newspapers are to run a special pullout supplement containing historical headlines from 1939 and texts by intellectuals, historians and opinion leaders that tell the Polish war story.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 08:46:00 +0200History in the special supplement are writings from top British, Italian, French and German historians who argue that 80 years ago Poland was betrayed as its allies failed to offer tangible military support for the country that came under Nazi attack, contrary to previous accords., a Polish name that’s easy to remember – and one TO remember!<p>On the global music map Poland is a goldmine of violinist and pianists, both classical and jazz. So I was quite surprised to read about a brilliant guitar player from Poland in the professional British magazine “Guitarist”.</p>Thu, 29 Aug 2019 18:19:00 +0200Dan Session Palma graduated from the jazz department of the Music Academy in Katowice but has been living in Manchester for several years now. EU leader in reducing waste<p>Poland creates the second lowest amount of municipal waste generated per person in the European Union, according to the latest data released by Eurostat.</p>Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:26:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinessLife introduction of recycling bins and garbage separation is nothing new for some parts of the country with Wrocław and Katowice introducing regulations back in 2017 but Warsaw and Krakow didn’t implement the same rules until earlier this year. the elephant proves to be a Zooperstar after having his only remaining tusk removed with power tools, chisels and hammers<p>An elephant with toothache is recovering from five hours of dental work after vets decided to also remove his last rotting tusk.</p>Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:10:00 +0200ScienceLife the elephant from Poznań zoo underwent five hours of dental surgery. fan returns from epic voyage documenting the lives of Polish diaspora in South America<p>History fan Mateusz Jakubowski is back from a trip to South America, where he spent time searching for traces of Poland.</p>Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:14:00 +0200HistoryLife Polish monument in the centre of Itaiopolis in Brazil (Santa Catarina State). Of the 25,000 inhabitants of the town, most of them have Polish roots. president to propose renewing historical exhumations - press<p>When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky comes to Warsaw on Saturday, he will propose to Polish President Andrzej Duda a way to resume the exhumation of Volhynia massacre victims in Ukraine, Polish daily Rzeczpospolita reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:19:00 +0200News & Politics the two presidents' meeting at Warsaw's Presidential palace on Saturday, Zelensky is expected to present very concrete proposals in the matter of lifting a ban on exhumations for the purposes of historical research., US presidents discuss upcoming visit to Poland<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda held a telephone conversation on Wednesday with his American counterpart, Donald Trump, during which they talked about the upcoming visit of the US president to Poland, presidential aide Krzysztof Szczerski has said.</p>Thu, 29 Aug 2019 10:57:00 +0200News & Politics House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said the president and first lady were eagerly awaiting their visit to Poland. Morawiecki praises quality of Polish-Czech relations<p>Polish-Czech relations are very good in virtually all key areas, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said after a meeting with his Czech counterpart, Andrej Babis. Both PMs took part in intergovernmental consultations in Warsaw on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 19:04:00 +0200News & Politics Morawiecki praises quality of Polish-Czech relations OAP cleans five TONNES of rubbish from village river<p>A retired Post Office worker has stunned locals by clearing up five tonnes of rubbish in just five days.</p>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 15:40:00 +0200BusinessLife Woźniak from the village of Pszenno, which has a population of around 1,600 people, cleared five tonnes of rubbish from the banks of the Bystrzyca river. high: As Poland marks its Aviation Day, TFN looks back at the Polish contribution to flight<p>Polish aviation has come a long way since Bronisław Głowiński chugged through the skies in the first Polish-made powered aircraft back in the dim and distant days of 1911.</p>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:30:00 +0200History aviation has come a long way since Bronisław Głowiński chugged through the skies in the first Polish-made powered aircraft back in the dim and distant days of 1911. PM starts visit to Poland<p>Czech PM Andrei Babis on Wednesday started a visit to Poland during which inter-governmental consultations will be held. Babis and his delegation were welcomed in Warsaw by Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki.</p>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 13:55:00 +0200News & Politics and his delegation were welcomed in Warsaw by Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki., Lordy! Tolkien ‘fanatic’ discovers ancestors of the Lord of the Rings author ‘came from Gdańsk’<p>The ancestors of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien came from Gdańsk when it was part of Poland, it has been claimed.</p>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 12:37:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory fan Ryszard Derdziński (R) says he has discovered that the author of the legendary Lord of the Rings trilogy had family from Gdansk. commissioner candidate speaks with EC head<p>Janusz Wojciechowski, Poland's candidate for EU commissioner, said he was pleased with his Wednesday meeting with designated EC President Ursula von der Leyen.</p>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 11:34:00 +0200News & Politics told reporters after the talks that they mainly concerned agriculture. paper describes Poland as “economic growth leader”<p>Leading Portuguese weekly 'Expresso,' predicting recession in Europe, has pointed to Poland as a "world leader in economic growth" among developed countries, pointing out that since 1992, only Australia has kept up with Polish GDP growth.</p>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 09:58:00 +0200Business noted that since 1992 only two countries in the world, Poland and Australia, have avoided recession, even during the global financial crisis. toy shop to workshop: Warsaw’s iconic ‘Children’s House’ apartment store becomes innovation hub<p>Warsaw’s iconic modernist Central Department Store (CDT), dubbed the Central Children’s House (Smyk) because of the huge toy shop on the ground floor, has received a new purpose fit for the XXI century.</p>Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:32:00 +0200Start-ups brand new space houses several workshop rooms equipped with robots, 3D printers, laptop and all the technical novelties STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) could dream about.’ve done it! Govt. delivers first no-deficit budget in 30 years<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki has confirmed that next year’s budget will be deficit-free.</p>Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:28:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusiness'The budget of the Polish state is no longer an ATM for tax criminals,' the PM told reporters at a press conference outlining the government’s historic no-deficit budget. sends fans snooker loopy with record-breaking world championship win<p>A teenage snooker player has rocked the world of green baize after becoming the first Pole in history to win an international snooker title after taking top spot at the under-16s world Championships.</p>Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:06:00 +0200Sport Kowalski becomes first Pole in history to win international snooker title after winning the U-16s World Championships in Russia. to the Art of the matter! New scanner helps spot fakes with 12-hour-probing<p>A scanning device that can help spot fake paintings is being put to work at the National Museum in Kraków.</p>Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:36:00 +0200Science spectrometer was added to the LANBOZ museum laboratory, which provides information on the elemental composition of masterpieces from Kraków’s National Museum collection. opens Facebook account<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki opened a Facebook account last week and in his first entry assured users that he would find time to share his thoughts about the future of Poland with them.</p>Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:27:00 +0200News & Politics wrote that through Facebook he would be sharing information about his current activities related to the implementation of the government's Plan for Responsible Development, as well as about the programme of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS). commission seat almost sure for Poland - gov't spokesperson<p>The EU agriculture commissioner's chair will almost certainly go to Poland, government spokesperson Piotr Muller said in a TV interview on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:39:00 +0200News & Politics announced that Poland's EU commissioner candidate will be Janusz Wojciechowski (pictured). Warsaw department store comes alive to the sound (and sight) of innovation<p>An iconic Warsaw building has been transformed into a hub of entrepreneurialism playing host to an exhibition and workshop space for start-ups, innovation and new technologies.</p>Mon, 26 Aug 2019 16:47:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinessScienceLife CDT is comprised of several workshop rooms equipped with robots, 3D printers and the latest technical novelties, where both children and adults can develop their digital skills.,4,3,2…On air! Country’s first Public TV broadcast aired 80 years ago today<p>The first official state television broadcast in Poland took place 80 years ago – five days before the outbreak of the Second World War.</p>Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:57:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory scene from Barbara Radziwiłłówna starring Witold Zacharewicz and Jadwiga Smosarska was one of programmes aired during the first Public TV broadcasts. predicts ‘historic’ first balanced budget in 30 years<p>The government is planning to balance its budget without deficit for the first time in 30 years.</p>Mon, 26 Aug 2019 12:36:00 +0200News & Politics of Finance Marian Banaś and PM Mateusz Morawiecki expected to unveil historic no-deficit budget. commissioner candidate says ready for von der Leyen talks<p>Krzysztof Szczerski, Poland's official candidate for an EU commissioner, has said he is ready for talks with European Commission president-elect, Ursula von der Leyen. Szczerski expects the conversation will focus on an EU policy section ascribed to Poland.</p>Mon, 26 Aug 2019 09:19:00 +0200News & Politics, who is currently chief aide to Polish President Andrzej Duda, said he expected the conversation to “clear up the issue of the scope of European policy that will become Poland's responsibility.” rail carrier handles record number of passengers<p>Passenger railway carrier PKP Intercity reported that on August 18 the company saw a daily record in the number of transported passengers, PKP Intercity has said in a statement. </p>Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:23:00 +0200Business women take bronze in 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup<p>Karolina Naja, Helena Wisniewska, Anna Pulawska and Katarzyna Kolodziejczyk won bronze for Poland in the K4 500m event at the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary, on Sunday. </p>Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:01:00 +0200Sport your breath away: app measuring air pollution goes global<p>Four friends from the AGH Unversity in Kraków have created an app now used in 20 countries to raise awareness about air pollution.</p>Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:55:00 +0200BusinessStart-ups Airly sensor stands guard. There are now over 3,000 of them around the world. light on the darkness: Warsaw scientist comes up with new idea on just what dark matter is<p dir="ltr">A Polish theoretical physicist has co-authored a ground-breaking proposal on a shadowy substance known as dark matter, challenging existing hypotheses about what it consists of.</p>Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:29:00 +0200Science matter does not absorb, reflect or emit light. Its presence is only signalled by its gravitational pull. “Viking” spearhead twisted for a better kill fished out of lake<p>An iron spearhead, measuring several dozen centimetres in length, which could have once been wielded by a Viking warrior has been fished out of a lake by archaeologists.</p>Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:29:00 +0200History spearhead could be up to 1,000 years old. working in war-torn African republic get life-saving equipment after pic of new-born baby fighting for life goes viral<p>After a photo of a Catholic monk holding a new-born baby to his chest in the Central African Republic (CAR) went viral, his plea for help for one of the world ‘s poorest countries got an instant response.</p>Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:31:00 +0200Life Maciej, who belongs to the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, found himself in the CAR in 2018. Since then, he’s been working with the local community on issues ranging from health and education to roads’ maintenance.ńsk university leads the way in project aimed at unlocking green energy potential<p>A team from the University of Technology in Gdańsk will head an international research project searching for a solution to the problem of moving electricity generated by renewable sources.</p>Sat, 24 Aug 2019 13:56:00 +0200Science Wachowski’s team will explore ways of improving energy transport. power motoring altitude record broken as Ełk pilot goes six kilometres high<p>A Polish pilot has braved dangerous air currents and extreme cold to set a new world record of an altitude of over 6,000 metres for a power motor flight. &nbsp;</p>Sat, 24 Aug 2019 11:48:00 +0200SportLife sets a new record of 6,377 metres. Marks Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes<p>An official ceremony was held at the Museum of the Cursed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the Polish People's Republic in Warsaw on Friday to mark the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes. </p>Sat, 24 Aug 2019 08:16:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory chef denied UK settled status after Brexit – despite living there for 15 years<p><span lang="EN-GB">Top chef Damian Wawrzyniak &nbsp;who has cooked for the British royal family and the London Olympics, has been told he cannot</span><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;remain indefinitely in the UK after&nbsp;Brexit despite having lived in the country for 15 years.</span>&nbsp;</p>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:22:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinessLife award-wining chef has been living in the UK for 15 years. draw with Rangers but hopes still high for Europa League<p>Polish champions Legia Warszawa stand ninety minutes from the group stages of the Europa League after earning a nil-nil draw last night against Scottish giants Rangers. </p>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:25:00 +0200Sport on by a capacity crowd in Warsaw, Legia came close to breaking the deadlock on several occasions only to be denied through a combination of last ditch defending and poor finishing.‘I hate it when people ask me that’ Ryan Socash<p>Ryan Socash is one of the biggest content creators in Poland and is recognised wherever he goes. His films ask searching questions about Polish identity and his search for rediscovering his Polish roots.</p><p>Ryan Socash is one of the biggest content creators in Poland and is recognised wherever he goes. His films ask searching questions about Polish identity and his search for rediscovering his Polish roots.</p><p>Discover:&nbsp;</p><p>- what question Ryan hates getting asked &nbsp;</p><p>- what he would tell his 8 year old self&nbsp;</p><p>- the best film he made&nbsp;</p><p>- the film he likes least</p><p>- the 1 place he hasn’t been to&nbsp;</p><p>- the 1 question people NEVER ask him&nbsp;</p><p>- if a war broke out between the US and Poland, who would he fight for&nbsp;</p>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:17:00 +0200Heart of Poland‘I hate it when people ask me that’ Ryan Socash Holocaust! Hitler’s first extermination camp where over 200,000 were murdered in four years<p>About 70km north of Łódź lies one of the lesser-known horrors of WWII.</p>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:19:00 +0200History little-known, the camp in Chełmno nad Nerem stands out in the grim history of the Holocaust for serving as a model for later sites at Treblinka, Sobibór, Bełżec and Auschwitz II Birkenau. Warsaw mayor named business ombudsman in Ukraine<p>Marcin Święcicki, a Polish economist and former mayor of Warsaw, has been named business ombudsman by the Ukrainian government. He will start in his new role in October.</p>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0200BusinessŚwięcicki (pictured) will take over his role from Algirdas Semeta, a former EU taxation commissioner and Lithuanian finance minister., Baltic States, Romania sign declaration on Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact<p>The foreign ministers of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Romania wrote in a joint declaration published on the 80th anniversary of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact that it led to the outbreak of World War II and doomed half of Europe to decades of misery.</p>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory years ago Ribbentrop (l) and Molotov (r) signed a Soviet-German non-aggression pact with a secret, additional protocol, which, in fact, divided Eastern Europe into spheres of influence and meant a partition of Poland. fatalities, nearly 140 injured after storm in Tatras<p>Nearly 140 people were injured as a result of a series of lightning strikes that hit the Tatra mountains during heavy storms on Thursday. Four people, including two children, died on the Polish side of the mountain range, and one on the Slovak side.</p>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:07:00 +0200Life helicopters, 13 ambulances, nearly 80 firemen took part in the rescue operation coordinated by the Tatra Volunteer Search and Rescue Emergency Service (TOPR). oil and gas firm PGNiG starts Norwegian drillings as operator<p>On August 28, Poland's oil and gas operator PGNiG will launch its first Norwegian Sea drillings as an operator. PGNiG said on Thursday that the drillings will be carried out from a latest-generation rig. </p>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:13:00 +0200Business granny, 95, WALKS astonishing 1,000km from her home to Jasna Góra<p><span lang="EN-GB">A 95-year-old Italian woman has made a 1,000km trek&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-US">from her home town of Castiglione delle Stiviere on Italy’s Lake Garda to Poland’s holy site of Jasna Góra.</span>&nbsp;</p>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:02:00 +0200Life Emma Morosini told the Catholic Information Agency that the 1,00km trip was the latest in a series of pilgrimages she had decided to take at the age of 70 after being cured of a deadly illness. on Polish-born author of 'genocide' concept opens in UN HQ.<p>An exhibition about Rafał Lemkin, a Polish lawyer of Jewish descent and the author of the "genocide" concept and the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, opened at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday.</p>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:33:00 +0200Historył Lemkin became pivotal in helping set up the United Nation’s Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. miners who defied communism with their stunning works of art<p>The amateur artists lived and worked in the grim reality of the Katowice coalfields at a time when the country was smothered in stultifying blanket of communism.</p>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:35:00 +0200Art & Culture the death of Stalin in 1953 and the gradual cultural thaw that followed, Grupa Janowska flourished. of missing millionaire film producer found after four-day search<p>The body of millionaire film producer Piotr Woźniak-Starak who went missing from his luxury speedboat in the early hours of Sunday morning has been found.</p>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:35:00 +0200Life producer Piotr Woźniak-Starak with his wife Agnieszka. The stepson of a pharmaceutical tycoon, Woźniak-Starak was one of Poland’s richest men. is ready for global economic slowdown - official<p>"Poland is ready for a global economic slowdown. Poland's GDP growth should visibly drop to below zero to make our deficit come close to the EU limit," the Deputy Finance Minister Leszek Skiba told the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily on Thursday.</p>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:43:00 +0200Business“At the moment, there is no strong influence of the German slowdown on the Polish economy since Poland has its own growth driving engines,” said Skiba. feels a duty to support Polishness abroad – FM<p>Poland has a responsibility to support Polish identity abroad, as well as education and cultural life, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said in Chicago on Wednesday.</p>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:27:00 +0200News & Politics also encouraged the Polish community in Chicago to take part in the upcoming parliamentary elections. president to visit Poland in early 2020 - Polish PM<p>French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to visit Poland in the first months of the next year, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has told the French daily "Ouest-France" and the German media group Funke.</p>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:25:00 +0200News & Politics the Polish prime minister's (pictured right with Macron left) opinion, although “there have been some tensions”, relations between the two countries “are not so bad,” he told. medieval gift that won’t stop giving! Remote village is archeological paradise with researchers finding thousands of treasures<p>A remote village in the north of Poland has become a goldmine for archeologists looking for ancient treasure.</p>Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:26:00 +0200History the last year researchers have found thousands of medieval treasures in the small village of Owidz.ów firm involved in building new generation fast trains in France<p>Engineers of Kraków (southern Poland)-based company EC Engineering are participating in the construction of the new generation of 'TGV' high-speed trains in France, the company has announced.</p>Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:17:00 +0200Business company representative said cooperation in the creation of the new TGV is the result of five years of working with French rolling stock producer Alstom Transport. free plastic bags in Poland from Sept. 1<p>With the exception of the smallest produce bags, all plastic bags in Poland will carry a fee of PLN 0.25 (EUR 0.057) including VAT from September 1 this year, Environment Minister Henryk Kowalski announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:54:00 +0200BusinessLife, Poles use up to 300 plastic bags per capita per year.'s Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture to open on August 24<p>Over 3,000 artists will take part in the 16th Jewish Culture Festival - Singer's Warsaw, which will start in Warsaw on Aug. 24. Planned are 2,180 cultural events at 45 locations in eight Warsaw districts.</p>Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:37:00 +0200Art & Culture“It is most important for me that Singer's Warsaw is called a festival of friendship,” the festival's director, Gołda Tencer said.! Best pals looking to become cream of the crop as their restaurant is nominated for UK city’s Restaurant of the Year<p>A Polish eatery has been shortlisted for the Restaurant of the Year award in England’s West Midlands area.</p>Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0200BusinessLife Biernat (L) and Kasia Sitko (R) opened their Agie & Katie restaurant in 2017 and have now been nominated by locals in Stoke-on-Trent for Restaurant of the Year. collection of centuries’ old art from Łańcut castle found rotting in Peruvian outhouse<p>A collection of paintings thought to be lost after the war from the Potocki Palace in Łańcut have been found in the capital of Peru and returned to Poland.</p>Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:57:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory paintings which had been smuggled out of Łańcut castle in 1944 were bought for around PLN 180,000. prepares for World Urban Forum<p>Southern Poland's industrial capital Katowice is getting ready to host the 2022 World Urban Forum (WUF), one of the biggest UN conferences. </p>Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:10:00 +0200News & Politics people exempted from tax to keep them in Poland - PM<p>By exempting young people from the personal income tax, the government shows that it is determined to keep them in Poland, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said in the central town of Sochaczew on Tuesday. </p>Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:01:00 +0200News & Politics Polish films recommended for nomination for European Film Awards<p>The European Film Academy has announced its list of 46 films recommended for nomination for the 2019 European Film Awards. Finding a place on the list were Wojciech Smarzowski's "Clergy," Agnieszka Holland's "Citizen Jones" and Adrian Panek's "Werewolf."</p>Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:55:00 +0200Art & Culture woman conquers world in globe’s most extreme cross-country race<p>Badwater 135 is considered to be the most extreme ultramarathon in the world. The competitors cover a distance of 217 km in the scorching heat of Death Valley, California, starting at North America’s lowest point 85 meters below sea level and finishing at Whitney Portal, 2,530 m above sea level.</p>Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:35:00 +0200SportLife list of Bereznowska’s accomplishments is impressive including beating the 24-hour run world record twice and setting the record for the Athens – Sparta ultramarathon Spartathlon (246 km) in 2017 with a time of 24:48:18. refuses to honour WWII Polish spy who inspired James Bond’s Vesper Lynd because she was murdered in lobby<p>A hotel in London has ignored calls to honour the legendary Polish World War II spy Krystyna Skarbek, who inspired Ian Fleming’s first Bond girl Vesper Lynd.</p>Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:08:00 +0200HistoryNewsLife wartime spy inspired the character of Vesper Lynd in the James Bond novel Casino Royale but has now been refused a prestigious blue plaque at the hotel where she lived before being murdered. sports industry worth EUR 2.2 bln - report<p>The Polish sports industry was worth PLN 9.63 billion (EUR 2.2 billion) last year, while budgetary investments related to the Polish sports market were worth almost PLN 1.8 billion (EUR 413.6 million), the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) has reported.</p>Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:46:00 +0200BusinessSport“Poles spend more and more on sport and recreation, but their physical activity is decreasing,” the report said. Red Cross marks its centenary with beautiful outdoor exhibition<p>The Polish Red Cross is marking its 100th anniversary this year with a stunning poster exhibition at the Łazienki Park in Warsaw.</p>Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:39:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory exhibition by the entrance to Warsaw’s Łazienski Park, which displays posters from the Poster Museum in Wilanów and the Polish Red Cross archives, celebrates the organisation’s work over the past century. military air base among top in Europe - minister<p>The recently modernised military air base in Lask, central Poland, belongs to the most advanced objects of its kind in Europe and is equipped to receive even the heaviest aircraft, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Monday during a visit to the Lask air base. </p>Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:17:00 +0200News & Politics official opening of the modernised Lask airfield is planned on September 21. auto plant being built in southern Poland - PM<p>A new Opel automobile plant, which will provide a minimum of 300 new jobs and investments worth more than EUR 230 mln, is being built in Gliwice, southern Poland, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who was visiting the city on Monday. </p>Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:12:00 +0200Business plant in Gliwice is one of two Polish factories of the PSA Group. lass dubbed ‘Spider Woman’ wins world speed climbing comp in astonishing SEVEN seconds<p><span lang="EN-US">Speed climbing champ&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB">Aleksandra Mirosław has defended her world title and set a new record at the IFSC Climbing World Championship in Japan by climbing a 15-metre wall in an incredible 7.13 seconds.</span>&nbsp;</p>Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:32:00 +0200Sport Aleksandra Mirosław (formerly Rudżinska) wins world championships for second time and becomes fastest female climber in Polish history. firm gets over 2mln euros to fight animal antibiotics in human food<p>A Łódź pharmaceutical company has received over 2 million Euros to reduce animal antibiotics in the human food chain. </p>Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:10:00 +0200BusinessScience (a phage for short) appears to have spider like legs, a coil body and hexagonal shaped head. hunting cop strikes gold TWICE with rare TWO-tonic knights find<p>An amateur treasure hunter has struck lucky for the second time after he dug up a rare Teutonic knight’s seal dating back to the 14th century.</p>Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:37:00 +0200History rare finds dating back over 700 years will be displayed in a local museum. ceremonies held at Grabarka shrine<p>The Transfiguration of Christ, one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, was celebrated on Monday on the Holy Mount of Grabarka, eastern Poland, the traditional pilgrimage centre for Orthodox Christians in the country.</p>Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:10:00 +0200Life main service was conducted by the Superior of the Polish Autocephalic Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Archbishop Sawa. to increase spending on humanitarian aid in 2019<p>Poland plans to spend more than PLN 3 billion (EUR 688.9 mln) on relief assistance in 2019 while in the previous year, the funds dedicated to this purpose totalled PLN 2.8 billion (EUR 643 mln), Poland's minister for humanitarian aid Michał Woś told PAP.</p>Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:47:00 +0200News & Politics“With the participation of non-governmental organisations and thanks to funds from the budget reserve, we are running various types of relief work projects,” Woś said. solutions to test European meteorological satellites<p>The last of eight Polish devices to be used for testing new-generation European meteorological satellites under the European Space Agency's (ESA) MetOp-SG programme were delivered to ESA in mid-August.</p>Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:36:00 +0200BusinessScience is a European space programme aimed at launching a series of meteorological satellites whose task is to provide weather-related data to monitor the climate and increase efficiency in weather forecasting. you imagine? TFN explore Łódź, the town that came back from the brink to become the “City of Now”<p>So the phrase goes, mud sticks. But one Polish city has defied both logic and the critics to emerge from the socio-economic wreckage that defined much of its recent history to become one of Europe’s favourite cult secrets – welcome to Łódź.</p>Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:22:00 +0200Life, Łódź’s main strip, buzzes with the life of a city reborn. skijumpers triumph in at FIS Grand Prix in Zakopane<p>Polish ski jumper Kamil Stoch won the individual competition at the FIS Grand Prix in Zakopane, southern Poland, with a total of 250.8 points ahead of Poland's Dawid Kubacki (250.1 points) and Japan's Yukiya Sato (249.3 points).</p>Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:56:00 +0200Sport trapped in deluged mountain cave<p>Rescue teams are striving to establish contact with two speleologists trapped in a flooded corridor of an underground cave in Poland's southern Tatra Mountains.</p>Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:47:00 +0200Life figure of Christ on the Cross on the move for restoration makeover<p>One of Warsaw’s holiest symbols and one of the most precious monuments in the city is undergoing conservation for the first time in 60 years.</p>Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:27:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory Baryczkowski Crucifix is revered as one of Poland’s holiest objects. bee’s knees: researchers come up with new way of producing dried honey<p>Scientists from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) have come up with a new method to produce dried honey, which can be used on a large scale in nutrition and cosmetics.</p>Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:10:00 +0200BusinessLife new dried honey contains 80 percent natural honey, 30 percent more than current alternatives. film director honoured at film festival in Sarajevo<p>Polish Oscar-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski was honoured for his "exceptional contribution" to film during the 2019 Sarajevo Film Festival in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. </p>Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:37:00 +0200Art & Culture the Dogg: Polish run fintech giant gets backing from rapper Snoop Dogg in US push<p>A company founded by a Pole has become the eighth largest fintech firm in the world, worth an estimated PLN 21 billion. </p>Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:31:00 +0200Business in 2005, Klarna now operates in 14 countries. just a pipe dream: plans for gas pipeline from Denmark move up a gear<p>Plans to build a gas pipeline between Denmark and Poland are moving forward, with the project set to be completed in 2022. By helping Poland move away from Russian gas, it will increase the country’s energy security. </p>Sat, 17 Aug 2019 10:41:00 +0200Business deal will lead to Norwegian gas coming to Poland.’s largest ‘Virtual Reality’ hospital to open in Bydgoszcz<p>The world’s largest virtual hospital is set to be built in Bydgoszcz by InventionMed, a medical technology firm that uses virtual and augmented technology simulators to aid the training of medical professionals.</p>Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:29:00 +0200BusinessScience ground breaking hospital has received a 16.2 million złoty grant from the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development. anniversary of Białystok ghetto uprising commemorated<p>Observances marking the 76th anniversary of the outbreak of an uprising in the Białystok ghetto were held in the Polish eastern city on Friday.</p>Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:58:00 +0200History's main ceremony was held at the monument to the ghetto heroes situated in a square named after the uprising's leader Mordechaj Tenenbaum-Tamaroff.’s Pocket Rocket: The Incredible Sue Ryder<p>Sue Ryder was one of Poland’s best friends during the communist period. Her incredibly energy and dynamism was born from a love of giving and a love for Poland - which started off after her work with Polish secret agents during World War 2.</p><p>You’ve may never heard of this remarkable woman, but her legacy lives on today. &nbsp;Is she one of Poland’s best kept secrets?</p>Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:18:00 +0200HistoryHeart of Poland’s Pocket Rocket: The Incredible Sue Ryder Uprising leaders honoured<p>President Andrzej Duda laid wreaths at the graves of three Silesian Uprising leaders at a local cemetery in Katowice, southern Poland, on Friday, as part of ceremonies marking the centenary of the 1st Silesian Uprising. </p>Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:40:00 +0200News & Politics one hundred years ago today, TFN looks back at the story of The First Silesian Uprising<p>On the night of August 16th, 1919, the First Silesian Uprising broke out. Though it lasted just eight days and ended in a resounding military defeat, it united Silesian Poles and set in motion a train of events that would lead to a considerable chunk of Upper Silesia being incorporated into the Polish Second Republic.</p>Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:03:00 +0200History insurgents enjoyed initial success, but their lack of arms, preparation and leadership saw the First Silesian Uprising crushed within eight days. Polish Airlines pay high price for grounded Boeing MAXs<p>According to claims made by the analytical company OAG, the country’s flagship carrier LOT Polish Airlines could potentially lose USD 200 million following the blanket grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX.</p>Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:21:00 +0200Business the world, Boeing 737 MAX planes have been grounded since mid-March following two crashes that killed 346 people. A Roll! Tanks and troops roll through Katowice as 200,000 spectators gather to mark Armed Forces Day<p>Tens of thousands of onlookers have lined the streets of Katowice to celebrate Armed Forces Day, a holiday that was first established in 1923 to mark Poland’s victory over Bolshevik forces in the 1920 Battle of Warsaw. &nbsp;</p>Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:52:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory held to mark Poland’s triumph over the Soviet army in the 1920 Battle of Warsaw, this year’s parade had been located to Katowice so as to honour the centenary of the Silesian Uprising. Urbaniak can make Herbie Hancock play for Warsaw<p>The latest album from the cannon of our world-famous violinist is dedicated to Warsaw – the city that rose from the ruins after the devastation that followed the 1944 Uprising…</p>Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:35:00 +0200Art & CultureLifeDan Session been evacuated from Warsaw just a day before the Uprising broke out, Poland’s foremost violinist counts himself as lucky to be alive. hosts Armed Forces Day celebrations<p>President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath on Thursday at the Silesian Uprisings Memorial in Katowice, southern Poland, as part of ceremonies marking Polish Armed Forces Day in the city.</p>Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:44:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory at the Silesian Uprisings Memorial in Katowice. Miracle on the Vistula<p>One of the most overlooked but most important wars of the 20th century between the newly emerged Polish II Republic and Lenin’s fledgling Bolshevik regime reached a climax in August 1920 with the Battle of Warsaw.</p>Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:11:00 +0200History infantry fan out across an open plain during the Battle of Warsaw.’m so glad we are allies - US ambassador on Polish Armed Forces Day<p>"We honor the Polish Armed Forces today! I’m so glad that we are allies and that our armies serve and train side by side," US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wrote on Twitter on Thursday.</p>Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:33:00 +0200News & Politics US ambassador made the statement on Polish Armed Forces Day. Sunny! Columbus Energy sign 1.3 billion złoty deal to build solar farms around Poland<p>A Polish energy company has caused a splash after signing a 1.3 billion złoty contract to develop solar farms across the country.</p>Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:20:00 +0200Business entire project will cover a total capacity of 355 Megawatt (MW). German newspaper praises Poland’s “miraculous” economy<p>Leading German business daily Handelsblatt, which literally translates as ‘commerce paper,’ on Tuesday has written of the Polish economic miracle.</p>Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:22:00 +0200Business to Handelsblatt Poland’s GDP is forecast to be a healthy 4.6 percent in 2019 and 3.7 percent in 2020. of Drones! Polish-Ukrainian project presents stunning aerial images of the former Commonwealth<p>Sweeping landscapes, fairy tale castles and awe-inspiring monasteries that bring to mind Henryk Sienkiewicz’s Trilogy are the topic of a video project documenting centuries of shared Polish-Ukrainian history.</p>Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:19:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory one hundred historical objects and landmarks have been filmed as part of the project, among them, the picturesque Khotyn castle. Family Affair: Warsaw ranked Poland’s most family-friendly city<p>Warsaw is the most family-friendly city in Poland, but Poznań is close on its heels, a new ranking by the financial website has shown.</p>Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:34:00 +0200Life report, issued by the financial website, saw Warsaw finish top with 83 points, closely followed by Poznań on 80.5. reveals biggest all-time drop in number of smokers in Poland<p>At 26 percent, Poland's smoking population is at its lowest in surveyed history, the CBOS pollster reported Tuesday in a survey. Eighty two percent of smokers smoke regularly, one in 20 occasionally. </p>Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:44:00 +0200Life funding for WiFi access points<p>PLN 120 million (EUR 28,000) from the EU's Digital Poland programme will finance new WiFi access points countrywide, Minister of Digital Affairs Marek Zagorski informed on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:44:00 +0200BusinessLife are currently only 405 local communities in Poland with access to WiFi hotspots. invites Poles to brainstorm on water and its accessibility<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki has invited Poland's residents to take part in a national debate regarding water and its accessibility, and expressed his hope for an ocean of new ideas, "which will be beneficial not only to us but also our children and grandchildren."</p>Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:26:00 +0200News & Politics underlined that in the coming months and years it will be necessary to rebuild our programmes as well as Poland's irrigation, drainage and retention infrastructure. firm joins forces with British university to tackle hate speech against Poles<p>A Polish AI firm has teamed up with a British university to combat anti-Polish hate speech online.</p>Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:23:00 +0200BusinessLife Gdynia firm will help crack down on hate speech against UK Poles. estimates drought losses at EUR 250 mln at end-July<p>The Polish government estimates that the losses caused by drought by the end of July stood at PLN 1.09 billion (EUR 250 million) according to a press release sent after the government's Tuesday sitting, The estimates are not final.</p>Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:28:00 +0200Business“Losses in agricultural crops are estimated by 1,298 commissions established by provincial governors, which are active in 1,250 districts,” the release stated. Poland to launch regular train connection with Czech Prague<p>Southern Poland's railway carrier Koleje Dolnoslaskie (Lower Silesian Railways) will add to its new train timetable on December 9, 2019, a direct rail connection between southwestern Wroclaw and the Czech capital, Prague.</p>Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:13:00 +0200Life computer game explores grim reality of Warsaw Uprising<p>A Warsaw-based games company has created a video game based on the Warsaw Uprising.</p>Tue, 13 Aug 2019 13:06:00 +0200HistoryLife game takes people in the world of the Warsaw Uprising.'s top bank PKO BP nets EUR 480 mln in 1st half of 2019<p>Poland's flagship bank PKO BP posted PLN 2.08 billion (EUR 480 million) in net profit in the first half of 2019, 23 percent up year-on-year, the bank wrote in its half-year report, published on Tuesday. </p>Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:47:00 +0200Businessńsk aims to be first port of call in the Baltic<p>After another strong period of growth the Port of Gdańsk is preparing for the future with plans to build a Central Port, which would serve as a key logistics hub in the region.</p>Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:51:00 +0200Business Grobarczyk, the minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, announces the plans for the Central Port. auction yields EUR 1.4 mln at celebrated Polish stud farm<p>A total of fourteen Arabian horses were sold at the prestigious Pride of Poland auction Janów Podlaski stud farm in eastern Poland on Sunday, netting their owners a combined EUR 1.396 million.</p>Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:35:00 +0200Business five-year-old mare named Galerida went for EUR 400,000. storm home to take crown in European team athletics championship<p>Poland swept to its first ever victory in the European Athletics Team Championship over the weekend in front of a jubilant crowd in Bydgoszcz.</p>Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:25:00 +0200Sport days: the Polish team celebrate their victory. launches new cybersecurity strategy to keep high-tech threats at bay<p>Poland has developed a cybersecurity strategy for the next five years to help protect the country against digital threats.</p>Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:27:00 +0200BusinessLife new strategy will help protect Poland from the growing dangers of cyber-threats. qualifies for Tokyo Olympic volleyball tournament<p>The Polish national men's team qualified for next year's Olympic Volleyball tournament after defeating Slovenia 3-1 in Gdańsk on Sunday.</p>Sun, 11 Aug 2019 20:36:00 +0200Sport qualifies for Tokyo Olympic volleyball tournament. you beer-lieve it! CNN names Warsaw as one of the top cities in the world for craft beer<p>CNN Travel have named Warsaw as one of the Top 15 cities in the world for craft beer, placing the Polish capital in the same bracket as big hitters such as Berlin, Brussels, Portland and Melbourne.</p>Sun, 11 Aug 2019 18:09:00 +0200Business to the American news station, Warsaw stands on a par with Portland and Brussels as one of the world’s best cities for craft beer. globally celebrated designer has brought the Bauhaus down with the creation of an interactive coffee set<p>An acclaimed Polish designer has led tributes marking the centenary of the Bauhaus style with the release of his own exclusive collection of ceramics.</p>Sun, 11 Aug 2019 15:11:00 +0200Art & Culture coffee set has been designed by Cecuła to serve as an “unlimited interactive game with the product”. the time of their lives! Life expectancy up by seven years since fall of communism<p>Figures recently released by the country’s Central Statistical Office, GUS, have shown that the life expectancy of Poles has rocketed since the fall of communism in 1989.</p>Sun, 11 Aug 2019 14:01:00 +0200Life men are now living to see an average age of 73.8, whilst women are reaching the age of 81.7. Katyń Motorcycle Rally leaves Warsaw<p>The 19th International Katyń Motorcycle Rally left Warsaw on Saturday. Its participants will follow two routes but they will meet in the Katyń Forest on Aug. 24 to pay homage to the murdered Poles.</p>Sat, 10 Aug 2019 19:41:00 +0200Life“The chief goal of the rally is to commemorate Polish people murdered in the east.” PAP was told by Michał Szeliga, the deputy head of the International Katyń Motorcycle Rally association. Perfect! Polish photographer wins top prize in the international Drone Awards<p>A Polish photographer with a passion for extreme endurance sports has scooped the top prize in the second edition of the international Drone Awards after his overhead image of a group of cross-country skiers wooed an expert panel of jurors.</p>Sat, 10 Aug 2019 19:08:00 +0200Art & Culture “A Shoal of Colourful Fish”, Deneka’s first-placed photo beat 4,500 entries from across the globe to score top place. of Poland Arabian horse auction to be held in Janów Podlaski<p>Over a hundred of the most beautiful Polish horses are being presented at the Arabian Horse Show, which started in Janów Podlaski, eastern Poland, on Friday. On Sunday, 21 Arabian horses will be auctioned at the Pride of Poland.</p>Sat, 10 Aug 2019 18:02:00 +0200Business 100 horses from 29 stud farms will be presented at the show. on waste! Unsold food is set to be donated to NGOs following the introduction of new law<p>Polish parliament has introduced a new law that will obligate shops to donate any unsold food products to charity organizations.</p>Sat, 10 Aug 2019 16:22:00 +0200Business new regulation will be applied to any store of over 250 square metres whose sales of food surpasses 50% of total revenue. in Warsaw! New Porsche ad produced in Warsaw released as luxury car sales pick up speed around the country<p>Echoing Poland’s rising demand for premium brands, the car manufacturer Porsche have chosen Warsaw as the backdrop for their latest international advertising campaign.</p>Sat, 10 Aug 2019 13:48:00 +0200Business ad, which follows a 911 Carrera Coupe and a 911 Carrera Cabriolet around town, has already amassed 120,000 views on YouTube. parade to be held in Katowice in honour of Silesian insurgents<p>This year's military parade on Polish Armed Forces Day on Aug. 15 will be held in Katowice, south Poland, to honour Silesia's residents, whose participation in the Silesian Uprisings showed that they wanted their region to be a part of Poland, the Polish defence minister said.</p>Sat, 10 Aug 2019 10:39:00 +0200News & Politics rest after a rehearsal for the Polish Armed Forces Day military parade on August 15.żbieta Witek elected new lower house speaker<p>Former Polish Interior Minister Elzbieta Witek was elected Sejm (lower house) speaker during a Friday vote. </p>Fri, 09 Aug 2019 20:06:00 +0200News & Politics‘Hitler killed these girls’ the Shocking Wola Massacre<p>Enraged by the impertinence of the Polish Home Army, Hitler orders the city wiped off the face of the map - every man, woman and child was to be killed.&nbsp;<br><br>In the rapture that follows the first days of the Warsaw Uprising, that order became reality for 11 young girls helping the wounded in a hospital. Some of the worst war criminals of World War 2 were set on the defenceless civilians in the West of the city. Including the hospital.&nbsp;<br><br>This is the story of those 11 girls and how Poles today keep theirs - and the thousands other murdered in what has become known as the Wola massacre - alive. &nbsp;</p>Fri, 09 Aug 2019 17:49:00 +0200HistoryHeart of Poland general joins SHAPE supreme command in Mons<p>Polish Major-General Piotr Blazeusz has taken over as Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning in the Supreme Headquarters of Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium, NATO announced.</p>Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:27:00 +0200News & Politics's rebuilt Antarctic research station to open in 2023<p>The reconstructed H. Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station is expected to start operation in 2023, Agnieszka Kruszewska from the Institute of Biophysics and Biochemistry at the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBB PAN), the station's managing institution, has told PAP.</p>Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:19:00 +0200Science kid to take on the world at global championships in Japan<p>With the tour de force youngster sending the Sumo world agog with his agility and passion, TFN dropped in on one of his training sessions to see the Sumo Kid in action. </p>Fri, 09 Aug 2019 15:52:00 +0200Sport an impressive 169 kg, Hubert Niemczyk looks like a typical sumo wrestler. Bros turns powerful best-selling novel into gritty big screen adaptation<p>Warner Bros. films has teamed up with Poland’s Madants production company to create a screen adaptation of the novel ‘Other people’ by Dorota Masłowska.</p>Fri, 09 Aug 2019 13:30:00 +0200Art & Culture in modern-day Warsaw, the film Other People is a tale of love and despair.’s Great Synagogue brought back to life with stunningly detailed miniature model<p>From the miniature Star of David on the tip of its roof, to the small crowd assembled around its feet, everything at the opening of Warsaw Miniature Park’s new model of the Great Synagogue felt pleasantly homely.</p>Fri, 09 Aug 2019 11:59:00 +0200Art & Culture 1:25 scale model of the Great Synagogue could well become the jewel of Warsaw’s Miniature Park’s collection. Airlines to launch new routes from Chicago to Kraków<p>On May 7 2020, American Airlines (AA) plans to launch its first route from Chicago to Kraków, southern Poland, the company announced on Thursday. This connection is currently being serviced by LOT Polish airlines.</p>Fri, 09 Aug 2019 10:13:00 +0200Business from Kraków, AA is to offer new routes from the USA to Casablanca, Tel Aviv, Budapest and Prague. icon Agnieszka Osiecka’s life to be serialised in new TV series<p>A new TV series depicting the life of one of Poland’s most celebrated songwriters and poets has begun production.</p>Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:50:00 +0200Art & Culture Osiecka shot to fame in the 60s, with her lyrics winning the minds and hearts of lovelorn teens and those looking to escape the grey reality of everyday life under communism. would welcome US troops stationed in Germany - US ambassador<p>US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher tweeted on Thursday that unlike Germany, Poland fulfills its NATO commitment of 2-percent of GDP on defence spending and that US troops currently stationed in Germany would be welcomed in Poland.</p>Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:45:00 +0200News & Politics tweeted that Poland would welcome US troops stationed in Germany. announces resignation on Friday<p>Poland's Sejm (lower house) Speaker Marek Kuchciński said on Thursday he intends to resign from his position on Friday, though he denied he had broken the law in relation to controversial government flights with family members and others.</p>Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:30:00 +0200News & Politics"However, because the public negatively assess my behaviour, I have decided I will not be able to further fulfill that function," said Kuchciński. find trove of interwar Polish coins buried in 18th century monastery in Ukraine<p>A glass bottle containing six kilos of coins from interwar Poland has been found buried under a monastery in Ukraine.</p>Thu, 08 Aug 2019 14:54:00 +0200History coins date back to the interwar years when the town of Zbarazh was part of Poland and called Zbaraż. PKO BP upgrades Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2020<p>Poland's largest lender by assets, PKO BP, has maintained the forecast of Poland's economic growth at 4.6 pct in 2019 and slightly raised its forecast for next year to 3.7 percent, PKO BP's chief economist, Piotr Bujak, said on Thursday. </p>Thu, 08 Aug 2019 12:53:00 +0200News & Politics of the Polish Drift Karolina Pilarczyk to star in Charlize Theron’s new ‘badass’ car show on Netflix<p>A woman dubbed the Queen of the Polish Drift is to take part in a new Netflix series produced by Hollywood heartthrob Charlize Theron.</p>Thu, 08 Aug 2019 12:17:00 +0200SportLife by Fast and Furious star Charlize Theron, Netflix’s new Hyperdrive reality show is set on an enormous industrial complex converted into ten hard-core racetracks over 100 acres exclusively for the production. occupies fifth place in EU for food waste<p>The average Pole wastes 247kg of food a year, putting Poland in fifth place in Europe, where the average is 173kg per capita, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) has reported. The most commonly wasted foods in Poland are bread, fruit and smoked meats. </p>Thu, 08 Aug 2019 12:05:00 +0200Life home appliances group to open new plant in Poland<p>The German BSH group will open a new plant in Łódź, central Poland, which will produce up to 3 million dishwashers annually. The official opening is planned for September 10. </p>Wed, 07 Aug 2019 20:40:00 +0200Business dating back 40,000 years including double-edged flint knife found in ancient castle cave<p>Over 200 Neanderthal tools have been discovered by archaeologists in caves beneath a medieval castle in Silesia.</p>Wed, 07 Aug 2019 16:34:00 +0200History say the lower levels of the 13th century castle in Olsztyn contain traces of human activity from 40,000 years ago. Travel Stories game from ex-Witcher creators lets couch potatoes explore the world<p>Former developers of The Witcher have come up with a new experimental ‘slow gaming’ project aimed at gamers passionate about travel.</p>Wed, 07 Aug 2019 14:34:00 +0200Art & Culture Brzeziński and Artur Ganszyniec of The Witcher fame teamed up with travellers, journalists and translators to create an online travel-like experience. author and film director releases ‘profoundly moving’ novel about one of the 20th century’s most contentious war crimes – the Katyń massacre<p>The subject of the Stalin’s mass murder of Polish officers in the Katyń Forest has often been covered by non-fiction but not by a novel.</p>Wed, 07 Aug 2019 12:57:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory book entitled Kozłowski tells the story of Zbigniew Kozłowski who, surviving the Katyń massacre, moves to the UK where he battles with depression and guilt. will not punish Poland over Holocaust victim's assets - press<p>Three weeks before US President Donald Trump's visit to Poland, 88 out of 100 US senators appealed to Poland to return the property of Holocaust victims, though Washington is not planning to impose sanctions, the Rzeczpospolita daily wrote on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 07 Aug 2019 12:51:00 +0200News & Politics sources told Rzeczpospolita that the Trump administration has no plans to take any concrete action against Poland over the matter. unemployment rate 'hits record low' in July - Labour Ministry<p>Poland's estimated registered unemployment in July was at 5.2 percent and fell by 0.1 ppt against June, Family and Labour Minister Bożena Borys-Szopa said on Wednesday, adding that since 1991, the July unemployment rate has never been so low.</p>Wed, 07 Aug 2019 11:50:00 +0200Business said she hoped for a similarly low unemployment rate at end-August.'s Modlin airport services 1.88 mln passengers by end-July<p>Warsaw Modlin Airport serviced over 1.88 million passengers in the first seven months of 2019, 4.7 percent more compared to the same period last year, the airport has said..</p>Wed, 07 Aug 2019 06:04:00 +0200Business elections to be held on October 13 - president's spokesman<p>President Andrzej Duda has signed a decision to schedule elections to the Sejm (lower house) and the Senate for October 13, the president's spokesman Blazej Spychalski said on Tuesday., adding that the president's decision was sent to the Prime Minister's Office.</p>Wed, 07 Aug 2019 06:02:00 +0200News & Politics giant rejects NGO’s lawsuit because it’s in Polish after BLOCKING its anti-drug website<p>Facebook has rejected a Polish lawsuit asking them to unblock entries by anti-drug activists in Poland, saying not enough of their lawyers understand Polish.</p>Tue, 06 Aug 2019 18:01:00 +0200BusinessLife says it doesn’t recognise the lawsuit because it was written in Polish. New Town Warsaw’s best-kept secret? TFN’s Stuart Dowell finds out<p>Visiting Warsaw’s Old Town and marvelling at the beauty of the Baroque reconstructions is a pleasure at any time of year, but in the height of the summer the throngs of like-minded tourists can feel overwhelming.</p>Tue, 06 Aug 2019 15:13:00 +0200HistoryLife head of the steps sloping down to the Wisła stands the proud statue of New Town resident Maria Skłodowska Curie, whose work on radioactivity earned her two Nobel prizes. NASA warning that asteroid collision is a certainty, planetary geologist begins research into how to survive deadly impact<p>A Planetary geologist has been looking into the effects of an asteroid hit on earth following last month’s near miss collision from an asteroid dubbed the ‘City Killer’.</p>Tue, 06 Aug 2019 13:10:00 +0200Science asteroid impact with Earth is inevitable, says NASA. It’s not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’. stage of Tour de Pologne to be shortened after Monday's fatal accident<p>Tour de Pologne organisers have decided to cut short Tuesday's fourth stage of the race from Jaworzno to Kocierz following Monday's death of Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht during the third stage of the race.</p>Tue, 06 Aug 2019 10:37:00 +0200Sport Tuesday stage will be neutral, that means that cyclists will just ride through the distance without competing. concentration camp liberation 75th anniversary marked<p>Flowers were laid on Monday at a plaque honouring Home Army (AK) soldiers fighting against German troops in the Warsaw Uprising, who liberated the Warsaw concentration camp Gesiowka and freed around 350 Jews on August 5,1944.</p>Mon, 05 Aug 2019 19:31:00 +0200HistoryLife of 17th century silver coins found buried in Teutonic Knights’ church<p>A treasure trove of 17<sup>th</sup> century silver coins has been found under the floor of a monastic church.</p>Mon, 05 Aug 2019 17:55:00 +0200HistoryLife from the University of Gdańsk discovered a glazed ceramic mug handle filled with nearly 1,000 coins. ‘hard-working and God-fearing people’ of Bambrzy hit streets of Poznań to celebrate 300th anniversary of their 700 km migration<p>A colourful procession paraded through Poznań this Sunday, celebrating the 300<sup>th</sup> anniversary of German migrants settling in villages around the city.</p>Mon, 05 Aug 2019 15:53:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory joyful parade of Bambrzy in their traditional clothing, as well as animals and carts walked the streets of Poznań from Środka to the Old Town Square, symbolically recalling the road taken by the 18th century migrants. pledges to nurture sport among Poland's youth<p>Visiting two sites of new sporting infrastructure investments in Silesia (southern Poland) on Monday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said developing such facilities was crucial to Poland's national sporting performance and the development of youth.</p>Mon, 05 Aug 2019 14:04:00 +0200News & PoliticsSport praised sport as character-building a swimmingly good idea! Gdańsk re-introduces its libraries on beaches scheme to get people reading more<p>In a move to get more people reading, authorities in Gdańsk have introduced libraries onto their beaches.</p>Mon, 05 Aug 2019 13:36:00 +0200Art & Culture encourage reading while on holiday libraries have launched a special summer initiative called Library on the Beach. Wola Massacre: On this day 75 years ago Hitler’s depraved SS began one of the largest mass murders in history<p>In the early morning of 5th August 1944, as artillery pounded Warsaw and Luftwaffe planes screamed overhead, the relief force of Germans and their willing helpers hastily put together to quell the Warsaw Uprising set about their gruesome work with enthusiasm.</p>Mon, 05 Aug 2019 11:53:00 +0200History of Wola flee in horror as a week of ‘bestial’ slaughter begins. to commemorate Wola Massacre victims<p>Warsaw residents will take part on Monday in a Remembrance March to honour civilian victims of the Warsaw Uprising, including the Wola Massacre. The Wola Massacre is considered to have been one of the largest crimes against the Polish population during WWII.</p>Mon, 05 Aug 2019 09:28:00 +0200History at the Warsaw Uprising Cemetery in Warsaw's Wola district. Kownacki slogs it out for victory in a rumble in Brooklyn<p>Adam “Babyface” Kownacki unanimously defeated Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola in a bruising 12-round heavy weight boxing match on Saturday. The fight was record breaking, as together the two boxers threw 2,172 and landed 667 punches, the most in a heavy weight fight since the introduction of the punch-counting system CompuBox.</p>Sun, 04 Aug 2019 18:22:00 +0200Sport lands just one of the record-breaking 2,172 punches in the fight. of the wild: on the hunt for the Baltic’s wild beaches<p>I had occasionally heard talk of the “wild beaches” on the Baltic coast. Long strips of lonely sand happily devoid of the wall-to-wall human crowds that sandwich themselves on to the coast’s more accessible and popular beaches. Somewhere where somebody can spread themselves out and enjoy a solitary time.</p>Sun, 04 Aug 2019 17:04:00 +0200Life you’re prepared to hike, it is possible to find a wild beach. comes up with plan to save water as river levels drop<p>In the last week of July Poland saw the levels of water in rivers crash as the country battled the effects of a lack of rain.</p>Sun, 04 Aug 2019 11:20:00 +0200News & Politics down: water levels on the Warsaw stretch of the Vistula dropped to 40 centimetres in July. reborn: new exhibition on the forgotten role played by Poles in rebuilding a flattened city<p>An exhibition has opened in Kraków highlighting the contribution made by Polish architects and artists to rebuilding Skopje in the then Yugoslavia after a devastating earthquake in 1963.</p>Sat, 03 Aug 2019 19:02:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory new-look Skopje rose from the rubble thanks to the help of Poles. in Poland? Find out about study in Poland<p>Our host Patrick Ney sat down in the classroom with Rector of the Collegium Civitas university in Warsaw to find out about studying in Poland.</p><p>Discover</p><p>- Why foreign students come to Poland</p><p>- Some of the foreign lecturers and interesting courses available</p><p>- How students from over 50 countries adapt to Poland and studying in Poland</p><p>- The differences between Polish and international students' learning patterns</p>Sat, 03 Aug 2019 15:33:00 +0200LifeHeart of Poland in Poland? Find out about study in Poland back on Joseph Conrad: Poland's most famous errant author<p>Poland isn’t known for its nautical traditions, so it is perhaps surprising that one of literature’s most famous seafarers was a Pole.&nbsp;</p>Sat, 03 Aug 2019 11:50:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory Conrad: died on August 3, 1924. announced for new museum on the Greater Poland Uprising<p>A new museum dedicated to the Greater Poland Uprising of 1918-1919 is expected to open in Poznań in 2024 – and the design has just been chosen.</p>Sat, 03 Aug 2019 10:39:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory design of the museum will echo the symbols of the uprising.‘He was more than just a brave man’: On 76th anniversary of Treblinka Uprising TFN talks to wife of last surviving escapee of horror death camp<p>Under patchy, overcast skies, a diverse group of dignitaries were earlier joined by members of the public for a low-key but touching ceremony marking the 76th anniversary of the Treblinka Uprising.</p>Fri, 02 Aug 2019 20:21:00 +0200History escaped the Warsaw Ghetto, Ada (L) met Samuel (R) after the war had ended. Today returned to the site of the infamous extermination factory where close to 1 million Jews were murdered. of the skies! Highflying Patrycja becomes first women in history to win daredevil acrobatic gliding comp<p>A Polish acrobatic pilot has become the first women in history to win the World Glider Championship in Advanced Aerobatics.</p>Fri, 02 Aug 2019 15:45:00 +0200Sport Patrycja Pacak took gold after thrashing her opponents with a stunning series of spins and death-defying tricks. create stunning 3D map of the Milky Way to study structure of the galaxy<p>A group of Polish astronomers have created a 3-D map of the Milky Way that provides a unique perspective on the galaxy.</p>Fri, 02 Aug 2019 13:12:00 +0200Science unique map presents a precise image of our galaxy and presents new information about the star systems in which we live. FM regrets wartime destruction of Warsaw<p>German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, in Warsaw, at Thursday commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against Poland’s Nazi German occupiers, asked the Polish nation forgiveness for what Germans did to Poland.</p>Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:54:00 +0200News & Politics and Polish Foreign Ministers at a meeting with Polish and German youth at the Warsaw Uprising Museum. sound in Warsaw to mark uprising anniversary<p>Sirens sounded throughout Warsaw at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, the exact time of the August 1, 1944 outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising against the city's Nazi occupants, to mark the insurrection's 75th anniversary.</p>Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:26:00 +0200HistoryLife the sirens wailed, traffic and pedestrians stopped throughout the city for a minute of silence in tribute to the uprising's fighters and victims. now-and-then photomontages show war-torn Warsaw of 1944 Uprising juxtaposed with today’s vibrant capital<p>First created with the idea of allowing “people from the past to enter our reality”, Marcin Dziedzic’s photographs seamlessly merge images taken during the Uprising with photos of contemporary Warsaw. Using a mobile app to calculate the exact time a picture was originally shot, the complex process involved Dziedzic having to account for weather, light and angles before being able to successfully overlap the parallel worlds of then and now. First released in 2014 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Uprising, the online project ( has since spawned a book featuring accompanying texts by Michał Wójcik, as well as an offshoot honouring the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.</p>Thu, 01 Aug 2019 16:54:00 +0200History year old Stanisław Sasinowski watches intently from a barricade outside what is now the luxury Vitkac department store on Bracka street. Like thousands of others, Sasinowski was marched into German captivity – he was never heard of again. get international acclaim for stunning Rwandan chapel design<p>A team of Polish architects has received international acclaim after entering a competition to design a chapel in Rwanda.</p>Thu, 01 Aug 2019 15:38:00 +0200Art & Culture the chapel, the architects conceptualised it as a space “between” -- “between you and God, between you and nature, between you and me”, as they explain on their Facebook page. Minister honours Warsaw Uprising fighters<p>On the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 against Poland’s Nazi German occupiers, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki paid tribute to the insurgents during commemorative ceremonies held in Warsaw on Thursday.</p>Thu, 01 Aug 2019 13:45:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory Minister honours Warsaw Uprising fighters.‘I survived but am haunted by the memories’: Warsaw Uprising survivor talks exclusively to TFN<p>Today’s 75th anniversary of the start of the Warsaw Uprising, the 63-day battle that showed the world that Poland will always fight for its freedom, but which ended with the tragic death of up to 200,000 Poles and the destruction of the country’s capital, is important not just because it is a round anniversary.</p>Thu, 01 Aug 2019 13:24:00 +0200HistoryLife escape the German’s bombardment of the Old Town, Bogusław Górakowski and his family were forced to hide in the basement of their home at Kościelna 10 (pictured)., German foreign ministers lay wreaths at commemorative monument<p>Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and his German counterpart Heiko Maas laid wreaths on Thursday at a monument in Warsaw commemorating the 'Wola Slaughter,' a massacre of civilians committed by Nazi German forces during the Warsaw Uprising.</p>Thu, 01 Aug 2019 11:14:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory, German foreign ministers lay wreaths at commemorative monument., German foreign ministers discuss historical issues in Warsaw<p>Poles have a sense of injustice for the harm done as a result of World War II, Foreign Minister Jacek Czpautowicz said after talks in Warsaw on Wednesday with his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, who said Germans feel morally responsible for the war.</p>Wed, 31 Jul 2019 20:37:00 +0200News & Politics (pictured R) noted that Maas's (L) visit was related to the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising and stated that it was an expression of Maas's “historical sensitivity” and emphasised the importance of historical issues in Polish-German relations. Step Ahead: Starring in films and music videos, TFN explores the story behind what is reputed to be Poland’s most stunning staircase<p>Some know it as the Pearl of Praga; others, simply as the home of the most beautiful stairwell in Poland.</p>Wed, 31 Jul 2019 17:03:00 +0200Art & Culture spiralling on forever, and appearing like a cross between a David Lynch film and a Nick Cave video. holds memorial service for wartime scout leader<p>Poland held on Wednesday a memorial service for Ryszard Białous, commander of Poland's legendary wartime "Zośka" (Sophie) scout battalion which played a major role in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi Germans.</p>Wed, 31 Jul 2019 16:15:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory Białous, by a decision of the defence minister, was promoted posthumously to the rank of colonel in the Polish Army. passenger traffic on the rise in Poland<p>Polish rail carriers transported more than 161 million passengers in the first half of 2019, up by over 7 percent from the corresponding period of 2018, the Office of Railway Transportation (UTK) said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 31 Jul 2019 14:39:00 +0200Business passenger traffic on the rise in Poland new e-banks set to enter market<p>After nine years of a dry spell in Poland’s finance sector, 2019 has brought three new institutions looking to enter the market.</p>Wed, 31 Jul 2019 14:35:00 +0200BusinessStart-ups major banks established on the Polish market have embraced fintech and artificial intelligence. black and white photos of Warsaw Uprising brought to life in incredible colour<p>A window company employee has sent the internet into meltdown with his stunning colourisation of photos from the Warsaw Uprising.</p>Wed, 31 Jul 2019 13:20:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryłaj Kaczmarek’s stunning colourised photos of the Warsaw Uprising bring a shocking immediacy to the scenes depicted. president to visit Poland on Aug. 31-Sept. 2 – Polish president's aide<p>US President Donald Trump will pay a visit to Poland on August 31-September 2, the Polish president's chief aide, Krzysztof Szczerski, told PAP on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 30 Jul 2019 18:20:00 +0200News & Politics September 1, President Trump will take part in ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two, in Warsaw. owes its freedom to Warsaw Uprising - president<p>The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 against Poland’s Nazi German occupiers was a huge step towards building a free Poland, President Andrzej Duda said at the Warsaw Uprising Museum on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 30 Jul 2019 18:05:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory Duda met the veterans of the Warsaw Uprising. behind hit Ultimate Fishing Simulator, Ultimate Games, moves to Warsaw Stock Exchange<p>After a surge in income and market valuation, Ultimate Games is moving from the NewConnect market to the Main Market on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.</p>Tue, 30 Jul 2019 16:47:00 +0200Business game “Ultimate Fishing Simulator” is frequently ranked among the top ten in its category and generated about 39 percent of the company’s revenue in 2018. Musk sets tongues wagging with series of Tweets hinting Tesla service centres could soon be in Poland<p>A new Tesla investment will be built in Poland this year, Elon Musk has announced.</p>Tue, 30 Jul 2019 15:34:00 +0200Business its base in Palo Alto, California, Elon Musk’s Tesla is one of the companies at the forefront of the global move towards electric cars, which are expected to gradually replace traditional vehicles.! Drawing sensation from Tarnów to illustrate Marvel’s new X-Men series<p>A Polish artist has been contracted by Marvel comics to illustrate part of its new “Dawn of X” series.</p>Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:52:00 +0200Art & Culture announced at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego that their latest comic series Fallen Angels will be drawn by Poland’s Szymon Kudrański. a load of that! Detective finds priceless artefacts feared looted during WWII inside museum warehouse<p>A police detective with a passion for history and culture has been hailed a hero after his unrelenting crusade to recover missing artworks resulted in the discovery of a priceless horde thought to have been irretrievably lost. &nbsp;</p>Tue, 30 Jul 2019 11:52:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory trio of triptychs which were thought to have been lost forever will remain under the guardianship of the National Museum in Szczecin. int'l law Poland's priority at UN Security Council - FM<p>The strengthening of int'l law as the base of relations between states, protection of civilians and support for national minorities are Poland's priorities for its presidency of the UN Security Council, FM Jacek Czaputowicz said after meeting with the diplomatic corps.</p>Mon, 29 Jul 2019 20:35:00 +0200News & Politics a Monday meeting with the diplomatic corps, Minister Czaputowicz summed up the previous Polish presidency of the UN Security Council and outlined goals and priorities for the upcoming monthly presidency. hills are alive with the sound of cleaners as thousands climb Tatras to sweep up 600kg of rubbish<p>Around 6,000 volunteers descended on the Tatra Mountains at the weekend to clean its trails, slopes and forests of 600kg of rubbish left by tourists.</p>Mon, 29 Jul 2019 17:19:00 +0200Life volunteers took to the hills to try and get rid of as much rubbish as possible left by the Tatra’s 4 million annual tourists. plans over 600 new jobs with major new investments<p>Toyota has announced the creation of over 600 jobs in the next two years at its plants in Poland.</p>Mon, 29 Jul 2019 14:54:00 +0200Business to 130 new jobs will be created at the company’s site in Wałbrzych when it begins production of a second electronic continuously variable transmission also known as e-CVT, in November. position! F1 stars of the future triumph at international racing event<p>F1 engineering stars of the future have taken pole position at the Formula Student Andorra competition in Spain.</p>Mon, 29 Jul 2019 13:42:00 +0200Sport team from the Silesian University of Technology excelled in nearly all categories of the international event. silent, run deep: hunt begins for last resting place of legendary Polish sub<p>The eighth expedition to hunt for the wreck of submarine ORP Orzeł, which went down with all hands during the Second World War, departs Monday in search of the illusive remains of the wartime vessel.</p>Sun, 28 Jul 2019 18:46:00 +0200History Orzeł. Where it now lies and what happened to it have remained a mystery since 1940. hopes to prevent drowning with new inflating life belt<p>A Polish inventor has created a lifesaving inflatable belt to help prevent some of the hundreds of drownings that occur in Poland each year.</p>Sun, 28 Jul 2019 12:17:00 +0200ScienceLife year hundreds of people die from drowning in Poland. this: Pole gets top job at the internet giant<p>A Polish woman has been named as the new global director at Google for startups.</p>Sun, 28 Jul 2019 10:53:00 +0200BusinessStart-ups the new head of Google’s global network of startups. all about it: intriguing the nation since going viral in July, TFN enters the mysterious “cemetery of kiosks”<p>A small village with a population of barely a hundred people has found itself placed under the spotlight after stories of its “graveyard of kiosks” went viral across the nation.</p>Sat, 27 Jul 2019 20:20:00 +0200Life’s news. Old news kiosks await their fate in field not far from Łódź. ice-station design in the running for top architecture award<p>The design for a new Polish station on Antarctica has been shortlisted for this year’s World Architecture Festival award.</p>Sat, 27 Jul 2019 12:21:00 +0200Art & CultureScience camp. The design for the new Polish station in Antarctica. start ups to get access to new EU-backed investment fund<p>Polish start-ups will be able to tap into an EUR-55 million fund backed by the European Union.</p>Sat, 27 Jul 2019 10:19:00 +0200BusinessStart-ups EU-supported investment fund will provide more energy to Poland's flourishing start-up scene. Uprising vets to get restaurant freebies in ‘Table for an Insurgent’ initiative set up to say “Thanks!”<p>Fourteen restaurants in Warsaw's Old Town have decided to offer free meals, drinks and a place to rest to fighters of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, the City Hall said on Friday, adding that the initiative will last till Thursday, the uprising anniversary.</p>Fri, 26 Jul 2019 18:25:00 +0200HistoryLife participating in the initiative, which is called the "Table for an Insurgent," offer specially-marked tables to which they invite both the WWII heroes, as well as their carers, free of charge. 10 questions about the Warsaw Uprising - part 2<p>Our host Patrick Ney met up with Aleksandra Duda, a guide at the Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego to discover what historians have called, 'one of the greatest tragedies of the Second World War.'</p>Fri, 26 Jul 2019 18:00:00 +0200Heart of Poland 10 questions about the Warsaw Uprising - part 2ń’s floating eco-garden is quacking good idea<p>As cities strive to become greener, Poznań has installed a floating garden that will benefit both the city’s inhabitants and their natural environment.</p>Fri, 26 Jul 2019 16:16:00 +0200Life addition to looking good, the garden provides other environmental benefits, such as increasing biodiversity in the city, while helping clean the water and air. of the future get helping hand from pharm company’s SmartUp camps<p>A Polish pharmaceutical company is helping train the next generation of scientific geniuses in Poland with their summer education programme.</p>Fri, 26 Jul 2019 14:37:00 +0200BusinessScience’s SmartUP summer programme has already helped 200 youngsters and seen alumni go on to attend some of the world’s most prestigious universities such as Oxford and Cambridge. opera singer to perform as lead LADY at Glyndebourne<p>A prize-winning breakdancing male opera star will replace the leading lady at a prestigious music festival after the female lead dropped out.</p>Fri, 26 Jul 2019 12:15:00 +0200Art & Culture well as being a star opera singer, Orliński is part of a breakdance collective known as Skills Fantastikz Crew. dedicated to Warsaw Uprising opens in Berlin<p>An exhibition devoted to the Warsaw Uprising was opened at the Topography of Terror museum in Berlin on Thursday. The event is being held under the patronage of Polish President Andrzej Duda and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.</p>Fri, 26 Jul 2019 11:06:00 +0200History“We made the assumption that we should start by telling this story from the very beginning, and in a simple manner” said Jan Ołdakowski, director of the Warsaw Uprising Museum, which is the author of the exhibition.'l Roma and Sinti Genocide Remembrance Day on Aug. 2<p>Holocaust survivors, Roma people from all Europe, Polish officials and foreign diplomats will visit the former German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp on Aug. 2 to attend observances marking the 75th anniversary of the liquidation by Germans of the Gypsy camp.</p>Fri, 26 Jul 2019 09:25:00 +0200History year observances marking the anniversary of the liquidation by Germans of the Gypsy camp.’s mixed reality ‘Minority Report’ glasses will revolutionise lab work – and Polish firm is behind the software<p>A Polish company has come up with super intelligent software which, by creating hologram-style images which only be seen by the users, enables scientists to multitask in the lab.</p>Thu, 25 Jul 2019 16:05:00 +0200Science software application uses both mixed reality and voice activation which lets busy lab technicians who have their hands occupied operate the software without having to stop what they are doing. PM says largely satisfied with von der Leyen meeting<p>Thursday's meeting with European Commission president-elect, Ursula von der Leyen, largely fulfilled Poland's expectations on a great number of matters, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said after the meeting in Warsaw.</p>Thu, 25 Jul 2019 15:54:00 +0200News & Politics PM says largely satisfied with von der Leyen meeting.! Church’s prayers for new facelift answered by trendy Wrocław design company – and the results are stunning!<p>A dreary pre-war church is set to get a stunning new facelift thanks to a trendy lick of paint and an answered prayer.</p>Thu, 25 Jul 2019 13:22:00 +0200Art & Culture marrying together old and new the studio hopes to not only touch aesthetic issues but also create a space of contemplative character, conducive to deep reflection and prayer. return from epic two-month-long Warsaw-Japan round trip in 1970s biplane<p>Exhausted but exhilarated, the Polish crew of a vintage biplane landed back in Warsaw early yesterday evening after successfully re-enacting a historic flight that took them from the Polish capital to Tokyo and then back again.</p>Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:51:00 +0200Life Warsaw on May 28th, it took the pilots approximately 200 flight hours to complete their 24,000 kilometre odyssey. film The Other Lamb to be screened at Toronto Film Festival<p>Polish film director Malgorzata Szumowska's first English language feature The Other Lamb will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September.</p>Thu, 25 Jul 2019 09:33:00 +0200Art & Culture's film was made as an Irish-Belgian co-production. train station proves it’s on the right track after being given cultural heritage status<p>Warsaw’s Central Railway Station has been included in the Polish Registry of Objects of Cultural Heritage, celebrating one of the capital city’s most recognizable landmarks.</p>Wed, 24 Jul 2019 19:06:00 +0200HistoryLife entire construction went through a major facelift before the 2012 European Football Championships, making it brighter and easier to navigate –especially when it comes to the maze of underground passageways. champ Rafael Nadal splashes out on Polish yacht<p>Tennis ace Rafael Nadal has splashed out on a personalized luxury yacht made in Poland.</p>Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:51:00 +0200Sport to the company website: 'The yacht’s dynamic hull and superstructure stretch the living spaces to the extreme, offering infinite options for a bespoke layout and décor.' offers reward to first couple to have a boy in village where only girls are born<p>A Polish mayor is offering locals a reward if they have a baby boy after it emerged that in the last nine years only girls have been born in their village.</p>Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:00:00 +0200Life the last nine years, only girls have been born in the village of Miejsce Odrzańskie. found on WWII shipwreck is diver who went missing 7 YEARS ago<p>The decomposing body of a diver discovered on the sunken wreck of a WWII transport cruiser has been identified as that of Robert Szlecht, a diver from Poznań who went missing in 2012.</p>Wed, 24 Jul 2019 11:51:00 +0200History Szlecht body was found on the wreck of the Wilhelm Gustloff transport carrier which was sunk during WWII. an increasingly attractive travel destination – tourist org.<p>Poland is becoming a top tourist destination for Poles, as well as for tourists from abroad, said President of the Polish Tourist Organisation Robert Andrzejczyk in an interview with PAP.</p>Wed, 24 Jul 2019 09:24:00 +0200Business to Andrzejczyk, Poland is seen as a safe and attractive country for tourism offering high-quality services at affordable prices. giant eco-statues made of sand appear in Poznań<p>Sandy works of art are awaiting visitors on the banks of the Maltańskie Lake in Poznań. Eight giants sculptures prepared by ten women artists from all over Poland have been created as part of the first Poznań Sand Festival.</p>Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:40:00 +0200Art & CultureLife giant eco-statues made of sand appear in Poznań human remains found in graves dating back over 1,000 years<p>The burnt remains of human beings have been found in graves that are around 1,400 years old.</p>Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:40:00 +0200Science the bodies were incinerated before being buried. liberation anniversary events to be held in Poland - official<p>The main international events to mark the 75th anniversary of liberation of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau will be held on January 27, 2020 on the site of the former camp, Polish Ambassador to Israel Marek Magierowski has said.</p>Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:13:00 +0200News & Politics Auschwitz concentration camp was built by Nazi Germany in 1940 to imprison Poles. Two years later Auschwitz II-Birkenau was constructed and became the place of extermination of Jews. couple open healthy camel farm to help fight diabetes<p>Dairy lovers in Lower Silesia have opened the country’s first ever camel farm – producing fresh milk and dairy products.</p>Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:11:00 +0200Business Szymańska imported camels from Europe with help from camel breeders around the world. president to visit Warsaw on Thursday<p>The new President of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen will pay a visit to Warsaw on Thursday and meet with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Polish government spokesman Piotr Muller said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:08:00 +0200News & Politics von der Leyen to visit Warsaw. of Remembrance marks Warsaw Ghetto liquidation anniversary<p>A March of Remembrance commemorating the victims of the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto was held in central Warsaw on Monday.</p>Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:14:00 +0200HistoryLife march was attended, among others, by historian and journalist, survivor of the Łódź Ghetto and two extermination camps Marian Turski (2L)and the Ambassador of Israel to Poland Anna Azari (L). motorcycle built by Wrocław students wins award in Barcelona<p>The LEM Thunder v2 electric motorcycle, designed and built by students from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology (WUST), has taken second place in the 2019 SmartMoto Challenge competition in Barcelona, in the 30kW nominal power category.</p>Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:01:00 +0200Science Thunder v2 was presented for the first time in Wrocław a week before the competition. Birthday, little one! Iconic Fiat 126p, known fondly as Maluch (little one), turns 46 today<p>The legendary Polish Fiat 126p known as the “Maluch” (the little one) began production in Poland 46 years ago today.</p>Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:38:00 +0200HistoryLife its miniscule size, the car fulfilled the dream of Poles struggling under the communist rationing. God of War temple found above picturesque Bay in Montenegro<p>Polish archaeologists have discovered a temple dedicated to the Illyrian God of War in what is now Montenegro.</p>Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:52:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory’ theory that the town of Rhizon hypothesised that Rhizon had once contained a shrine to Medaurus, a protective god worshipped by the Illyrians has been confirmed. climbers carry out daring rescue mission after Italian plunges over 100 feet off side of Himalayan mountain<p>Polish mountaineers have saved the life of an Italian climber during a daring rescue operation in the Himalayas.</p>Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:37:00 +0200SportLife group of climbers led by Denis Urubko (pictured), who was last year involved in the rescue of the French alpinist Elisabeth Revol from K2, were quick to respond after reiving an SOS. PM second most influential EU leader - survey<p>Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has been described as the EU's second most influential leader in an IBRiS survey commissioned by the Interia web portal and published on Monday. He was preceded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.</p>Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:13:00 +0200News & Politics Morawiecki was supported by 21.4 percent of respondents while Angela Merkel by 55.7 percent. ahead: TFN explores the experimental festival that’s helped returned one of Warsaw’s great historic streets back from the dead<p>You would be forgiven for thinking you were actually in Berlin. On a cobbled street flanked by teetering tenements, local kids play rounds of ping pong on a table planted in the centre of the road whilst immaculately bearded men haul their fixed-gear bikes to a canvas tent functioning as an ad-hoc repair stand; ahead, an elderly woman decorated in jangling jewellery and a satin dressing gown picks through the offerings of a market stall selling vintage vinyl records.</p>Sun, 21 Jul 2019 19:11:00 +0200Art & Culture maneuvers in the street. Ząbkowska Street marches to a new beat. calls on Iran for immediate release of British vessel - ministry<p>Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on Iran to respect international laws on the freedom of navigation and to immediately release the Stena Impero, a tanker flying the British flag, taken over by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday.</p>Sun, 21 Jul 2019 18:13:00 +0200News & Politics Stena Impero was boarded by Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops on Friday during its passage through the Strait of Hormuz while on course to Saudi Arabia. detained after incidents at LGBT march in Białystok<p>Twenty-five hooligans have been detained and heard charges after violence erupted during the first LGBT march in Poland's eastern city of Białystok on Saturday, Deputy Interior Minister Jarosław Zieliński has said.</p>Sun, 21 Jul 2019 17:32:00 +0200News & Politics had to use stun grenades, pepper spray and other measures to disperse the violent crowd that at some point turned against police as well, according to Tomasz Krupa, spokesman for the province police. March to honour victims of Warsaw Ghetto's liquidation<p>A March of Remembrance will be held in Warsaw on Monday to commemorate the victims of the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto on the 77th anniversary of the tragic event.</p>Sun, 21 Jul 2019 16:04:00 +0200History year, participants of the Remembrance March suspended yellow ribbons with the names of murdered Jews at the installation prepared in front of the Jewish Historical Institute building. gaming industry on the up<p>Second quarter figures show that the value of gaming companies listed on the Polish stock market exceeded PLN 25 billion.</p>Sun, 21 Jul 2019 09:27:00 +0200Business value of the gaming market broke the PLN 25 billion mark in second quarter.’s second oldest cinema lives again thanks to facelift<p>One of Poland’s oldest cinemas, Kino Muza in Poznań, has reopened after receiving a facelift designed to breathe new life into an institution that has been showing films on the silver screen for over a 100 years.</p>Sat, 20 Jul 2019 18:26:00 +0200Art & Culture re-opens its doors again after the 111-year-old cinema underwent a lengthy modernisation. minister urges Poles to secure rights before Brexit<p>Poles living in Great Britain should not be put off registering for 'settled status' and to secure their rights before Brexit, UK Minister of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes told PAP.</p>Sat, 20 Jul 2019 15:50:00 +0200News & Politics Minister of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes told PAP the fulfillment of all formalities should not be put off until the last moment. media praise Fairweather's biography of Polish wartime hero<p>The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz, about Polish soldier Witold Pilecki, by former war correspondent Jack Fairweather has received very positive reviews, Grzegorz Mazurowski from the Pilecki Institute has told PAP.</p>Sat, 20 Jul 2019 12:57:00 +0200History Volunteer was published in late June, early July, on both sides of the ocean. digs up papal seal dating back to Middle Ages in his garden<p>A man doing a spot of gardening unearthed more than the average vegetable when he dug up a rare papal seal dating back to the Middle Ages.</p>Sat, 20 Jul 2019 10:07:00 +0200HistoryLife seal, made of lead, dates back to the times of Pope Nicholas III. of what Kamień Pomorski witch looked like could soon be solved with help of 3D skull<p>The skull of a 17th century witch is to be recreated using a 3D printer - establishing once and for all what she may have looked like.</p>Fri, 19 Jul 2019 19:54:00 +0200ScienceHistory at the Medical University in Szczecin say that by using the latest technology, they can reconstruct the face of the mysterious skeleton the remains of which were found in 2014. 10 questions about the Warsaw Uprising - part 1<p>Our host Patrick Ney met up with Aleksandra Duda, a guide at the Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego to discover what historians have called, 'one of the greatest tragedies of the Second World War.'</p><p>&nbsp;Discover:</p><p>- Why did the Warsaw Uprising take place?</p><p>- Who fought in the Warsaw Uprising?</p><p>- Why did the commanders of the Warsaw Uprising choose the 1st of August, 17.00?</p><p>- What did the Warsaw Uprising look like?</p><p>- Why did Hitler order Warsaw to be wiped of the map?</p>Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:44:00 +0200HistoryHeart of Poland 10 questions about the Warsaw Uprising - part 1! Adorable rare Manul kittens born in Wrocław zoo<p>A litter of gorgeous grumpy-looking Manul kittens has been born at the zoo in Wrocław.</p>Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:56:00 +0200Life known as Pallas’s cats, Manul’s are considered one of the most secretive wild cats in the world, since it is very hard to find and observe them in their natural habitat of remote Asian grasslands, steppes and mountains. biggest producer of blackcurrants in EU<p>Poland is the largest producer of blackcurrants in the European Union and the second largest in the world after the Russian Federation, according to data presented by the National Support Centre for Agriculture.</p>Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:27:00 +0200Business great popularity of growing currants is attributed to their health properties, taste and demand from the processing industry, the Centre for Agriculture wrote. violinist who can!<p>We have a saying in Poland: Poles can do it!</p>Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:46:00 +0200LifeWhy So Serious? was awarded the honorary title of the Ambassador of the Children's Memorial Health Institute and was appointed the President of the KIDS Foundation after raising money for the Children's Memorial Health Institute. holidays remembered in series of beautifully designed postage stamps<p>A series of beautifully deigned postage stamps from Poland aims to commemorate the most curious of holidays.</p>Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:28:00 +0200Art & Culture of the sets were designed to create one, cohesive illustration when seen together, as well as eye-catching individual pieces. increase in EP election turnout in Poland - Eurobarometer<p>The overall turnout in the 2019 European elections increased by 8 points to 50,6 percent, resulting in the highest participation since 1994. The most significant increases in turnout were registered in Poland, Romania and Spain.</p>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:39:00 +0200News & Politics turnout registered in Poland rose by 22 points. American movie The Jazz Singer brought to life on Warsaw stage<p>“The Jazz Singer” was revolutionary in many ways. The 1927 movie not only introduced &nbsp;sound to cinema-goers for the first time, it also told a story of the old meeting the new, age-long traditions clashing with modern America.</p>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:07:00 +0200Art & CultureDan Session“Jazz Singer – The Musical” opened in Warsaw’s Teatr Żydowski (Jewish Theatre) on 14th of June to enthusiastic reception and great reviews.'s music festival to promote European Commission<p>A special European Commission (EC) information zone will operate during this year's international festival of alternative and electronic music, Audioriver, to be held at a Vistula River beach in the central Polish town of Płock on July 26-28.</p>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:32:00 +0200Art & Culture Audioriver festival, held in Płock for the 14th time, is one of the largest events of its kind in Europe. good! Designer creates Poland’s first e-motorbike with 3D printer<p>A young designer has created Poland’s first electric motorbike – using a 3D printer.</p>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:04:00 +0200Business Krzyczkowski from Warsaw came up with the idea for his Falectra bike while studying in Italy. leads the way in EU for residency permits<p>Poland is first in the EU when it comes to granting first time resident permits, according to Eurostat.</p>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:23:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusiness to Eurostat, Poland was the main country giving first residence permits to people from Ukraine. to attend WWII outbreak anniversary in Warsaw - Polish deputy PM<p>US President Donald Trump's visit to Warsaw to take part in the events marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II on September 1 has been confirmed, Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:16:00 +0200News & Politics to train pilots in Poland<p>Europe's biggest airline group, Ryanair, is to have pilots trained at the Łódź centre of Bartolini Air in cooperation with airports in Łódź and Olsztyn. Over four years, 320 pilots will be trained at the centre.</p>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:02:00 +0200Business intensive pilot training will last eighteen months, after which candidates will be ready to join training for Ryanair's Boeing 737 aircraft. should follow Israel in water management - minister<p>Poland should make use of Israel's experience in water management, Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski said on Wednesday after talks in Warsaw with outgoing Israeli Ambassador to Poland Anna Azari.</p>Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:05:00 +0200News & Politics said water management, irrigation and water improvement could be among the major cooperation areas between Poland and Israel. E-mobility Forum to be held in Warsaw<p>Warsaw will host the Global E-mobility Forum, one of the biggest world events devoted to electric mobility, in September, Deputy Environment Minister Michał Kurtyka said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:45:00 +0200Business bus in Katowice. breaking gamers are inaugurated into first World Cyber Games Hall Of Fame<p>Polish gamers who rose to fame for breaking records in the Counter Strike competition of the World Cyber Games (WCG) have been inducted into the World Cyber Games Hall Of Fame in Xi'an, China.</p>Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:47:00 +0200Sport position: Polish gamers Filip ‘neo’ Kubski, Wiktor ‘Taz’ Wojtas, Mariusz ‘Loord’ Cybulski, Jakub ‘kuben’ Gurczyński and Lukasz ‘LUq’ Wnęk have entered the World Cyber Games’ Hall of Fame for their string of wins. the moon! New app lets users get full moon landing experience<p>Fifty years after the first humans landed on the moon, a Polish started-up has developed an immersive augmented reality app for NASA and the Smithsonian Institution that brings that first, historic moonwalk to life for new generations.</p>Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:14:00 +0200BusinessScience mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. decided to create a tool using new technology devised by Poland’s Immersion company. true story of swashbuckling Polish agent who became resistance leader and chief saboteur in WWII Greece<p>In July 1942 Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz, posing as forced laboured, smuggled himself into a Nazi factory in occupied Greece for a spot of sabotage.</p>Wed, 17 Jul 2019 13:13:00 +0200History by British and Polish intelligence, the exploits of Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz soon made him a wanted man, and the German’s offered the substantial reward of 500,000 drachmas for his capture. exhibition to be shown worldwide on WWII outbreak anniversary<p>An exhibition documenting the tragic experiences of Poles during World War II will be shown simultaneously in 80 cities around the world on September 1, 2019, the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII, the Catholic daily Nasz Dziennik reported on Tuesday.</p>Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:25:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory firm receives certificate to produce Mk-82 bombs for F-16s<p>The Nitro-Chem Chemical Plant, part of the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ), has attained certification to produce the modern Mk-82 aerial bomb, which is used to arm Polish F-16 multi-task aircraft, PGZ and Nitro-Chem have announced. </p>Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:18:00 +0200Businessłock modular building firm looking to take over Europe<p>A Polish firm has taken Europe by storm with its modular buildings and is now set to become one of the leading players on the market.</p>Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:00:00 +0200Business rise in popularity of modular buildings could be down to the speed in which they can be completed and the flexibility they offer. president's visit important sign of friendship - President Duda<p>The current visit by the Lithuanian president is an important sign of friendship for us, Polish President Andrzej Duda said during a joint press conference after meeting with Gitanas Nauseda, the newly elected President of Lithuania.</p>Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:56:00 +0200News & Politics Nauseda, the newly sworn in President of the Republic of Lithuania, is paying an official visit to Warsaw on Tuesday.! Stunning 5th century treasure found lying under pile of LEAVES in forest<p>Treasure from the 5th Century has been found in a forest in North-Western Poland.</p>Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:14:00 +0200HistoryLife ornate discovery came as a surprise to local foresters. 27.9 bln invested in Poland's special economic zones in 2018<p>By the end of 2018, nearly PLN 119.2 billion (EUR 27.9 bln) was invested in special economic zones since their establishment, the capital invested there came from Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and the USA, the Entrepreneurship Ministry said. </p>Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:45:00 +0200Business of the revolution: Solidarity heroes remembered in series of stunning murals<p>Thirty years after the fall of communism in Poland in 1989, a new mural in Gdańsk celebrates the “women of freedom” who were part of the peaceful revolution.</p>Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:13:00 +0200Art & CultureLife murals depict several dozen women who were active in the anti-communist opposition in the 1980s. meets with diaspora youth from East<p>President Andrzej Duda on Monday in Warsaw met with youth of Polish origin from the East. Adressing his guests in the Presidential Palace, Duda said they were Poland's ambassadors in their respective communities.</p>Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:51:00 +0200News & Politics his address, Duda called the gathered diaspora young ambassadors of Polishness in their communities. Poland thrash ‘the great Brazil’ 3-0 in Nation’s League finals<p>Poland’s volleyball team has demolished Brazil to take Bronze in a thrilling 3-0 victory during the finals of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League.</p>Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:57:00 +0200Sport’s ‘experimental team’ celebrate after thrashing Brazil 25-17, 25-23, 25-21 in the FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League in Chicago.'s former labour min to be suggested as EC c'ttee head - source<p>MEP Elżbieta Rafalska, a former Polish family and labour minister, will be recommended to become the chair of the European Parliament's Employment Committee, a source close to the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) has told PAP.</p>Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:59:00 +0200News & Politics Elżbieta Rafalska, a former Polish family and labour minister. of Grunwald: One of history’s ‘greatest battles’ remembered on 609th anniversary<p>To 15th century Poland, the growth of the Teutonic Knights was seen as one of the country’s greatest threats.</p>Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:10:00 +0200History recognition of the Polish-Lithuanian victory, ever since 1998 thousands of people have gathered on the anniversary to re-enact the battle in the fields of Grunwald. house speaker meets youth of Polish origin in Warsaw<p>Polish Senate (upper house) Speaker Stanislaw Karczewski met in the Senate building on Monday with the youth of Polish origin from Latvia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, as part of their ongoing 'Poland is in you' visit to Poland. </p>Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:25:00 +0200News & Politics awarded France’s highest honour after rescuing alpinist from ‘killer mountain’<p>Elite Polish high-altitude climbers who rescued a French alpinist stranded on the slopes of Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat mountain have been awarded the Legion of Honour, France's highest distinction for military and civil merits.</p>Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:58:00 +0200News & PoliticsLife Piotr Tomala who received his Legion of Honour from French Ambassador Pierre Levy was part of the rescue mission that saved French climber Elisabeth Revol in January 2018. president welcomes Slovak counterpart in Warsaw<p>President Andrzej Duda welcomed recently-elected Slovak counterpart Zuzana Caputova at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw today at 10 am. </p>Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:46:00 +0200News & Politics world: TFN explores the mysterious pleasures of Warsaw’s historic Filtry Station<p>It’s through a creaking door that a select few tread. Not unlike entering a world that’s been lost and long forgotten, these visitors are met by a 19th century catacomb complex where, in the dark, dim half-light, grand vaulted ceilings cast a reflection on the inky black waters to create a kaleidoscope effect that is both hypnotic and unsettling. Not dissimilar to staring into a Magic Eye, they are left disoriented and dazed by the distorted dimensions that lie straight ahead: where does the water begin? And where does it end?</p>Sun, 14 Jul 2019 19:09:00 +0200Art & CultureLife depths. The Filtry Station is one of the marvels of Warsaw.’s population to shrink by more than 25 percent says EU<p>Poland’s population could drop by over 25 percent over the next 80 years, according to new forecasts released by the EU.</p>Sun, 14 Jul 2019 13:22:00 +0200News & PoliticsLife predictions show a startling decline in Poland’s population. romantic: two trees locked in a lovers’ embrace<p><span lang="EN-GB">Visitors to Poland’s Marusian Lake District can find them standing in the forest, locked in a tight embrace: an oak and a pine, which are known as the “couple in love” (<em>zakochana para</em>).&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB">From a distance, they might seem like two ordinary trees, similar to the others around them. Closer inspection reveals a scene of human-like intimacy – a passionate sculpture created by nature.</span></p>Sun, 14 Jul 2019 11:30:00 +0200Life two trees appear to be embracing each other. device brings water hygiene to those most in need<p>A family-run company has found a solution to humanitarian problems caused by a lack of access to running water by inventing a multi-functional water delivery system.</p>Sat, 13 Jul 2019 16:40:00 +0200BusinessLife weight and small the Handy Shower can go anywhere. sailing festival unfurls its sails off Gdynia’s shores<p>Hundreds of young sailors will compete on the waters off Gdynia in one of the world’s biggest youth sailing competitions. The opening ceremony of the Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships takes place on July 14, and racing starts a day later. The last race takes place July 19.</p>Sat, 13 Jul 2019 13:06:00 +0200Sport on. Young sailors will take to the seas in the world youth sailing championships next week. with artificial limbs conquers one of Poland’s highest mountains in gruelling slog to the top<p>A group of former patients from an orthopaedic institute put disability behind them by climbing the fifth highest mountain in Poland despite sporting prosthetic limbs.</p>Sat, 13 Jul 2019 11:38:00 +0200ScienceLife new heights. The group celebrates getting to the top of the mountain. Lithuanian president to visit Poland on Tuesday<p>Gitanas Nauseda, sworn in as Lithuania's president on Friday, is to pay an official visit to Warsaw with his wife, Diana Nausediene, on Tuesday. It will be the new presidential couple's first foreign visit. </p>Fri, 12 Jul 2019 21:30:00 +0200News & Politics a walk on the green side: Globetrotting ex journo creates online map of world’s best places for eco-friendly products<p>As the planet faces up to the grim reality of an unprecedented environmental crisis, one Polish woman has struck back against the looming catastrophe with the creation of Ethy (, an interactive map that aims to present eco-friendly venues found around the globe.</p>Fri, 12 Jul 2019 17:13:00 +0200BusinessLife Mafalda (top right) who worked for titles including Harper’s Bazaar and the Los Angeles Times came up with the idea during her travels when she realized “there was a need for a comprehensive database of all things ethical, a place where the owners of such ventures could have a platform for their services.”Łódź firm produces fat-busting drug which could save 450 million globally from liver disease<p>Medication that could help over 400 million people worldwide suffering from liver disease has been developed by a company in Łódź. &nbsp;</p>Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:11:00 +0200BusinessScience drug has had a positive effect in reducing liver fibrosis.'s industrial production up in May - Eurostat<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 5.1 percent year on year in May 2019, after growing by 6.6 percent year on year in April, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:13:00 +0200Business's industrial production rose by 5.1 percent year on year in May 2019 National Football Team channel the famous Winged Hussars<p>Poles are mad keen on football (or soccer!). And no one in Poland understands Polish football better than Christopher Lash from the @RightBankWarsaw English language football podcast. Find out why he believes the Polish national team channel the Winged Hussars of the famous medieval Polish Cavalry.</p><p>- Who’s the best Polish football team?</p><p>- Why do Poles make such good goalkeepers?</p><p>- Why Polish football is full of ‘doping’</p>Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:03:00 +0200SportHeart of Poland National Football Team channel the famous Winged Hussars prehistoric gold jewellery dubbed ‘treasure of Kuźnica Głogowska’ found buried in forest<p>Rare jewellery dating back 3,000 years has been found in a forest by an off-duty soldier taking an afternoon stroll.</p>Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:07:00 +0200ScienceHistory Bronze Age jewellery was stumbled upon in a forest when local man Robert Baron went for an afternoon stroll. wants greater ties with Poland - Taiwanese FM<p>Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told has PAP that Taiwanese-Polish relations were on an upward swing, with Poland an increasingly attractive venue for Taiwanese tourists, businesspeople and students. </p>Thu, 11 Jul 2019 19:59:00 +0200News & Politics parade on Polish Armed Forces Day to be held in Katowice<p>This year's military parade on Polish Armed Forces Day on August 15 will be held in Katowice, southern Poland, the Polish defence minister said on Thursday, adding that the "Faithful to Poland" parade will commemorate the centenary of the 1st Silesian Uprising.</p>Thu, 11 Jul 2019 18:34:00 +0200News & Politics Paw-some! Adorable Labrador pup born with three legs gets new prosthetic one for free<p>A handicapped dog born without a hind left leg can now walk and run after prosthetic leg specialists made her a new one.</p>Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:53:00 +0200ScienceLife the Labrador was born with only three legs but thanks to kind-hearted staff at Rzeszów Orthopedic Institute she now has four. uncover secrets of 18th century city on banks of the river Nile<p>Polish archaeologists have gained an insight into the 18<sup>th</sup> Century layout of an old city in what is now Sudan using geophysical research.</p>Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:18:00 +0200ScienceHistory in Dongola reveal remains of 18th-century housing. gov't to support organisation of 2023 European Games<p>The Polish government will support the organisation of the 2023 European Games which will be held in the Polish southern city of Kraków, Deputy PM Jacek Sasin said in Kraków on Thursday.</p>Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:02:00 +0200Sport PM Jacek Sasin (L) and Mayor of Kraków Jacek Majchrowski during the press conference about the organisation of the 2023 European Games which will be held in the Polish southern city of Kraków. 100,000 slaughtered with axes, pitchforks, scythes and knives: The Wołyń massacre started 76 years ago today and lasted for two years<p>Today marks 76 years since the coordinated attack by Ukrainian nationalists on 99 Polish towns and villages in Wołyń.</p>Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:10:00 +0200History victims of a massacre committed by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in the village of Lipniki, Wołyń, 1943. Partnership should be elevated to higher level - Polish FM<p>The Eastern Partnership programme should be not only continued, but also raised to a higher level, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said during a conference in Batumi devoted to the 10th anniversary of the project on Thursday.</p>Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:16:00 +0200News & Politics underlined the role of the project in the stabilisation of partner countries.ów students build solar powered airplane<p>Students from Kraków's AGH University of Science and Technology have become the first students in Poland to build a solar powered aircraft. Its maiden flight took place on Wednesday at the Polish Aviation Museum in Kraków.</p>Wed, 10 Jul 2019 19:56:00 +0200ScienceLife Jackson to attend Roma Genocide Remembrance Day in Poland<p>The American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician Jesse Jackson will be the guest of honor at ceremonies marking Roma Genocide Remembrance Day, which will take place on August 2 at the former Nazi German Auschwitz II-Birkenau death camp.</p>Wed, 10 Jul 2019 16:30:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryLife's 2019 GDP growth forecast raised to second highest in Europe<p>The European Commission, the EU's executive body, has raised Poland's GDP growth expectation to 4.4 percent from 4.2 percent and maintained its 3.6 percent growth figure for 2020, the EC's Wednesday-published summer forecasts show.</p>Wed, 10 Jul 2019 16:23:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusiness Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP), an inflation gauge used by the European Central Bank, is expected to reach 2.1 percent in 2019 and 2.7 percent in 2020, up from the previously expected respective figures of 1.8 and 2.5 percent. power! High-flying exec Kinga Stanisławska joins new European Innovation Council<p>Polish venture capital investor Kinga Stanisławska has been appointed to the advisory board of the newly-established European Innovation Council (EIC), which is part of a push to help Europe use science and start-ups to compete in a global, technology-driven world.</p>Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:34:00 +0200Businessławska, who has been working in private equity / venture capital and finance for the past 18 years, is currently managing partner and pounder of Experior Venture Fund (EVF). of the skies: On anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain, TFN's Stuart Dowell looks back at the contribution of the Polish 303 Squadron<p>Victory in the Battle of Britain, which began on 10 July 1940, was the decisive event that allowed the UK to remain a bastion of freedom in Europe and continue the fight against German oppression.</p>Wed, 10 Jul 2019 13:39:00 +0200History achievements of the Poles during the battle aroused the admiration of the British. They were even personally honoured by King George VI.'s Modlin airport serviced 1.58 mln passengers by end-June<p>Warsaw Modlin Airport serviced over 1.58 million passengers in the first six months of 2019, the airport has announced. The figure represents an 8.9 percent growth compared to the same period last year.</p>Wed, 10 Jul 2019 09:28:00 +0200Business Airport was built in 2012. maker Solaris to deliver 250 electric vehicles to Milan<p>Polish bus maker Solaris Bus &amp; Coach is to provide as many as 250 electric buses to Milan transport company ATM Milano with the first delivery of 40 buses scheduled to start in a year, the company announced on Tuesday. </p>Tue, 09 Jul 2019 19:19:00 +0200Business bus maker Solaris Bus & Coach's Pendolinos carry 17.5 mln passengers over 30 mln kilometres<p>Poland's high-speed Pendolino trains have carried 17.5 million passengers over 30 million kilometres since their introduction in December 2014, Pendolino operator PKP Intercity executive Adam Laskowski told reporters on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 09 Jul 2019 19:16:00 +0200Business’s a record breaker! Bukowiecki wins gold with longest shot put throw in 34 YEARS!!!<p>Poland’s Konrad Bukowiecki has smashed records and walked off with a gold medal after throwing an incredible 21.5 metres in shot put at the Universiade championships in Italy.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 09 Jul 2019 16:51:00 +0200Sport Bukowiecki does Poland proud after winning gold and breaking previous record for distance at the 2019 Summer Universiade championships in Naples, Italy.,000-year-old grave could be that of Viking warrior woman<p>A Polish researcher has identified what appears to be the grave of a Slavic warrior woman in Denmark.</p>Tue, 09 Jul 2019 13:09:00 +0200ScienceHistory known as ‘Shieldmaidens’, were chosen to fight as warriors. Pictured: A Shield-Maiden called Hervor dying after the Battle of the Goths and Huns, by Peter Nicolai Arbo. added to UNESCO learning cities network list<p>The Polish northern city of Gdynia has become Poland's first member of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.</p>Tue, 09 Jul 2019 10:41:00 +0200News & Politics membership provides Gdynia with, among others, access to tools and strategies of other member cities, and contact with experts and specialists, Gdynia City Council wrote in a press release. second biggest producer of raspberries in Europe<p>Poland is the second largest producer of raspberries in Europe and the fifth in the world after the Russian Federation, Mexico, Serbia and the United States according to data offered by the National Support Centre for Agriculture. </p>Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:43:00 +0200Life, murder, stolen art and spies: Sleuth stumbles upon clue in 45-year-old mystery which could lead to valuable stolen painting<p>The theft of a painting by&nbsp;Pieter Brueghel&nbsp;the Younger from the National Museum in Gdańsk in 1974 is a step closer to being solved after an art historian stumbled across a clue to its whereabouts.</p>Mon, 08 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +0200Art & CultureLife 45 years, the fate of the painting by Flemish painter Pieter Brueghel II has remained a total mystery. Singer's Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture to open on August 24<p>The 16th Jewish Culture Festival - Singer's Warsaw, will feature concerts and events associated with the literature, history and traditions of Jews. It will also present a number of theatrical performances, festival spokesperson Edyta Bach told PAP.</p>Mon, 08 Jul 2019 16:51:00 +0200Art & Culture create power drug 5,000 times STRONGER than standard painkillers<p>A chemical compound demonstrating painkilling properties 5,000 times as effective as the strongest analgesics currently available has been created by scientists of the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Chemistry.</p>Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:47:00 +0200ScienceLife team of research chemists created the substance, which belongs to the peptidomimetic family. advances in ranking of places seen as good to live<p>Poland has moved up ten places to 13th position in the HSBC Expat Annual League Table survey. This year Switzerland has taken the top spot, followed by Singapore and Canada.</p>Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:32:00 +0200Life year ago Poland was 23rd, now it has moved to 13th. and USA guarantee peace in Europe - US ambassador<p>Poland and the United States are leaders when it comes to guaranteeing peace in Europe, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher said on Monday in Giżycko (northeastern Poland), where she was attending a Polish-American military picnic.</p>Mon, 08 Jul 2019 14:04:00 +0200News & Politics went on to express pleasure at seeing US soldiers standing arm-in-arm with Polish troops and said it showed the two countries' cooperation. celebrity cooking sensation descended from royalty who is taking Poland by storm<p>It’s the smile that gets you first.</p>Mon, 08 Jul 2019 13:06:00 +0200Life Afro Chef Street Food, a busy unit specializing in casual African dishes, Joseph Seeletso has been key to the concept’s staggering popularity. adds ancient Polish mine region to list of World Heritage Sites<p>At the 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, being held in Baku, Azerbaijan, Poland's Krzemionki prehistoric striped flint mining region was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage Site List.</p>Mon, 08 Jul 2019 09:32:00 +0200History flint mining museum in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski. Pilecki’s footsteps: the story behind the book ‘The Volunteer’<p>When it came to writing ‘The Volunteer’, a new book exploring the life of wartime hero Witold Pilecki, Jack Fairweather wanted to follow in the man’s footsteps, despite the passage of time. To do this he even jogged across the same bridge before dawn that Pilecki had crossed after his escape from Auschwitz on the same day of the year just many decades before. Fairweather even sheltered in the woods where the escapee may have first rested after his dramatic breakout from Nazi Germany’s most feared death camp.</p>Sun, 07 Jul 2019 17:25:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory ‘The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz’, the book by US former war correspondent Jack Fairweather delves deep into Pilecki’s past. café puts its best green foot forward in the fight against plastic and waste<p>An independent coffee shop in Warsaw is leading the way with its eco-friendly solutions by offering reusable bamboo coffee cups and natural fabric packaging for food.</p>Sun, 07 Jul 2019 11:01:00 +0200Life ditching plastic straws to using natural fabrics for packaging, Stor has striven to be green. that brings people together for love, parties, sport and much more looks to expand<p>An app that can bring people together for anything from a date to a cycle ride is aiming to increase its user numbers and reach into other markets.</p>Sat, 06 Jul 2019 17:23:00 +0200BusinessLifeStart-ups want to get 10,000 users in Warsaw. album lifts lid on story of Jewish family that survived the Holocaust and the Pole that helped them<p>Before the Second World War, Alter Szpilman was a town photographer in Węgrów, a small city east of Warsaw with a large Jewish community. He would capture the portraits of the town’s people, the buildings and nature surrounding them.</p>Sat, 06 Jul 2019 14:12:00 +0200HistoryLife Szpilman. The town photographer, he recorded Węgrów life on film, and went on to survive the Holocaust. “soundwalk” uses the sounds of the past to guide people through Warsaw’s lost heart<p>The lost centre of Warsaw has been brought back to life by an immersive “soundwalk”, which uses modern technology to recreate through sound a section of the city that no longer exists.</p>Sat, 06 Jul 2019 11:27:00 +0200HistoryLife long-gone Vienna Railway Station: one of the buildings that once stood on the site around the Palace of Culture. Polish PM nominated as chairman of EU social affairs commission<p>The EU Commission for Employment and Social Affairs will choose its chairman in Brussels on Wednesday. Beata Szydło, a former Polish prime minister and current member of the European Parliament, is a candidate for this position.</p>Fri, 05 Jul 2019 19:02:00 +0200News & Politics“In the coming term, we will face many employment and social issue challenges at the European level, such as the reform of the European Social Fund and further implementation of declarations on the European Pillar and social rights,” Szydło said. an excellent advocate for Western Balkans - Merkel<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday praised Poland's role in the Western Balkan countries' EU integration efforts. Merkel gave a press conference following the close of the Western Balkans Summit in Poznan, western Poland.</p>Fri, 05 Jul 2019 18:09:00 +0200News & Politics said the Western Balkan states' integration with the EU was a strategic goal. bank's gold reserves rise by over 100 tonnes, says National Bank<p>Gold reserves of the National Bank of Poland (NBP) have risen by 125.7 tonnes to 228.6 tonnes, the bank announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 05 Jul 2019 16:23:00 +0200Business central bank said it had “carried out the strategic decision of the NBP management board to significantly increase the NBP gold reserves within the foreign currency reserves.” Spirit starring Agnieszka Grochowska debuts in Poland<p>Teen Spirit, Max Minghella’s directorial debut, with Agnieszka Grochowska and Elle Fanning is hitting cinemas in Poland today.</p>Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:44:00 +0200Art & Culture Spirit starring Elle Flanning and Agnieszka Grochowska has its Poland premiere today. author becomes immigrant to Poland<p>There are very few books about Poland written by English-speakers and fewer still travelogues. Ben Aitken has recently launched his account of a year in Poland, entitled ‘A Chip Shop in Poznan.’ Engaging, easy to read and at times bittersweet, the book captures the story of an unlikely immigrant - a British person prepared to work in a low-paid, low skilled work. Where else would a Brit end up that in a Fish and Chip Shop in Poznan?</p><p>Watch to the end for Ben’s unusual challenge for viewers.</p><p>Interested in books about Poland? Check our videos for interviews with Adam Zamoyski and Roger Moorhouse.</p>Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:18:00 +0200LifeHeart of Poland author becomes immigrant to Poland. algorithm could cut shadow economy by billions, says report<p>Reducing the show economy could generate billions of złoty in revenue for the Polish state, a new report by the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) shows.</p>Fri, 05 Jul 2019 14:31:00 +0200Business shadow economy refers to illicit activity that takes place outside the official, registered economy. Hosts World Circus Acts for Three-Day Carnival<p><strong>Over 100 ‘new circus’ acts – jugglers, acrobats, illusionists and clowns – will descend on the eastern Polish city of Lublin for the 10<sup>th</sup> Caranaval Sztukmistrzów on July 25-28.</strong></p>Fri, 05 Jul 2019 14:08:00 +0200Life Sztukmistrzów 2016 of Agnieszka Holland’s powerful new film ‘Charlatan’ revealed<p>Award-winning Polish direct Agnieszka Holland’s latest film, “Charlatan”, will premiere on 20 February, 2020.</p>Fri, 05 Jul 2019 11:59:00 +0200Art & Culture healer Jan Mikolášek cured five million people in the first half of the 20th century, despite having no formal medical education. Theatre honours Polish playwright on 150th birth anniversary<p>A discussion regarding the significance of William Shakespeare for Stanislaw Wyspianski, a Polish playwright, poet, artist and theatre designer, and an English-language premiere of Wyspianski's play at the Globe Theatre marked the 150th anniversary of his birth.</p>Fri, 05 Jul 2019 11:22:00 +0200Art & CultureHistory Theatre honours Polish playwright on 150th birth anniversary PM congratulates US Ambassador on American Independence Day<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki posted on Twitter on Thursday a congratulatory message for US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher on the occasion of the US Independence Day.</p>Thu, 04 Jul 2019 18:24:00 +0200News & Politics celebrate the Independence Day on July 4, with 2019 marking the 243rd anniversary of the founding of the United States. the CMS-06: F1 engineering stars of the future unveil their latest design ahead of SAE Formula Student race comp<p>F1 engineering stars of the future have unveiled their brand new racing car, the CMS-06.</p>Thu, 04 Jul 2019 16:55:00 +0200Science CMS-06 racing car from the University of Białystok weighs just 185 kg and can accelerate to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds. writer spends year in Poland working in fish & chip shop and turns experience into witty travel book<p>A British writer who spent a year in Poland to understand why so many young Poles have moved to the UK has now turned his findings into an intriguing new book.</p>Thu, 04 Jul 2019 15:19:00 +0200Life Aitken spent a year in Poland and, from his base in Poznań, travelled around to understand why so many young Poles have moved to the UK.ów Welcomes the World for 21st EtnoKraków/Rozstaje 2019 Festival<p>More than 100 artists from over a dozen countries will meet in Kraków on July 2-7 for the 21st EtnoKraków/Rozstaje 2019 festival, billed as one of the most important festivals in Europe presenting traditional, folk, ethno and world music as well as dance and theatre.</p>Thu, 04 Jul 2019 14:54:00 +0200Art & Cultureów/Rozstaje 2018, Croatian PMs discuss Balkan issues in Warsaw<p>Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Thursday morning received his Croatian counterpart, Andrej Plenkovic, at the PM's Office in Warsaw. They were set to discuss the Western Balkans summit currently taking place in Poland and the region's integration with the EU.</p>Thu, 04 Jul 2019 14:25:00 +0200News & Politics, Croatian PMs discuss Balkan issues in Warsaw. Debaters Compete in Natolin<p><strong>The most prestigious sports debating championship in Europe and one of the top three globally will be held at the College of Europe in Warsaw’s Natolin district on July 5-7.</strong></p>Thu, 04 Jul 2019 13:18:00 +0200Sport European Round Robin called Hope gets test tube baby in incredible first-of-its-kind IVF<p>Scientists in Śląsk have carried out a world first by giving a female rhino an embryo transfer.</p>Thu, 04 Jul 2019 11:58:00 +0200ScienceLife led by Prof. Thomas Hildebrandt (pictured right) from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo to an endangered Southern white rhinoceros called Hope at Śląsk zoo in Chorzów. Balkans summit debates underway in Poznań<p>A three-day summit of six Western Balkan countries taking part in the pre-accession Berlin Process started in the Polish western city of Poznań on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 03 Jul 2019 19:06:00 +0200News & Politics summit was opened by a forum of think-tanks attended by some 200 representatives of European NGOs. three months of year saw foreign spending soar to PLN 9.8 billion on goods and services as number of border crossings increase<p>More people are crossing the Polish border, whether Poles travelling abroad or visitors from other countries, as the latest figures published by the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) show.</p>Wed, 03 Jul 2019 15:18:00 +0200Business crossing border between Zgorzelec and Goerlitz, Germany. on climate and industry transformation held in Warsaw<p>A conference entitled People and Climate – Solidarity and Just Transition, a follow up to last December's UN climate summit hosted by the southern Polish city of Katowice, was held at Warsaw's Hilton Hotel on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:37:00 +0200News & Politics on climate and industry transformation held in Warsaw. of Arabia! Giant haul of Arabian coins dating back 1,000 years found near Baltic<p>A treasure trove of Arab coins dating back some 1,000 years has been discovered in an old German cemetery near the Baltic coast.</p>Wed, 03 Jul 2019 11:49:00 +0200History! Treasure hunters strike gold after finding a treasure trove of coins dating back 1,000 years.'s goals at EU summit achieved - Polish PM<p>"Poland's goals at the EU summit have been achieved. We have shown that we need candidates, who have the potential to unite instead of antagonise," the Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said after the end of the summit in Brussels.</p>Tue, 02 Jul 2019 22:54:00 +0200News & Politics Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been backed to become president of the executive European Commission. production among ten films competing for Lux Film Prize<p>"Clergy" (Kler), a Polish film directed by Wojciech Smarzowski, is among the ten films competing for the 2019 Lux Film Prize. The winner will be selected by the European Parliament and announced at its plenary session in Strasbourg on November 27.</p>Tue, 02 Jul 2019 16:02:00 +0200Art & Culture Wojciech Smarzowski during the premiere of “Clergy”. one but TWO teams through to finals of ‘life on Mars’ simulation comp<p>Two teams of students from the Wroclaw University of Technology have been selected out of a field of 100 competitors as finalists in the Mars Society's Mars Colony Prize design contest.</p>Tue, 02 Jul 2019 15:10:00 +0200Science students have been planning for life on Mars as they get through to the finals of the Mars Society's Mars Colony Prize design contest. its deep valleys, beautiful rivers and stunning landscapes, the Roztocze hills are one of Poland’s hidden gems<p>The Roztocze range of hills in east-central Poland and western Ukraine has been named a Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO’s International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB), which met in Paris on June 17-21.</p>Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:44:00 +0200Life terrain, stretching between Polish Kraśnik and Ukrainian Lviv is known for its picturesque landscapes including deep river valleys as well as mineral water and fossil mineral deposits. reveals stunning new cast posters for its adaptation of The Witcher with Superman Henry Cavill taking lead role<p>Netflix’s cast for its adaptation of The Witcher has been revealed along with stunning shots of the actors in costume, ahead of the San Diego Comic-Con 2019.</p>Tue, 02 Jul 2019 13:50:00 +0200Art & Culture thirty years after the first Witcher story was published, Netflix will bring Sapkowski’s fantasy world to a global audience. hits Polish mine, three miners killed<p>Three miners died as a result of a strong tremor in the Murcki-Staszic coal mine in Katowice, south Poland, on Monday. Six other miners are already in hospital, the Polish Mining Group (PGG), the mine owner, said in a statement.</p>Mon, 01 Jul 2019 18:58:00 +0200News & Politics hits Polish mine Murcki-Staszic. Libeskind installation opens at Auschwitz<p>Renowned Polish-American architect and designer Daniel Libeskind has teamed up with photographer Caryl Englander and the curator of the Amud Aish Memorial Museum to create a special exhibit—‘Through the Lens of Faith’—at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum</p>Mon, 01 Jul 2019 18:52:00 +0200History photographic project took three years to complete and features intimate portraits of Jewish, Polish and Sinti survivors of the camp.’s new BREXIT passports to be made in Poland<p>Britain’s new blue passports will be made in Poland after production was contracted out to a French-Dutch company.</p>Mon, 01 Jul 2019 15:55:00 +0200Business which won the contract to make the new passports says the blue British one will be one of the most advanced biometric documents in the world. PM says new opening in EU requires new faces, new ideas<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, commenting on Frans Timmermans's candidacy for president of the European Commission (EC) in Brussels on Monday, said the new opening in the EU that is "undoubtedly" visible today requires new faces and new ideas.</p>Mon, 01 Jul 2019 15:18:00 +0200News & Politics“We have presented several new proposals for candidates for the function of the the European Commission head, these are very good candidates,” said Morawiecki. marvellous! The electric car that acts like a MOTORBIKE to cut lengthy commutes<p>A new electricity-powered car that can also be used as a motorbike to speed up commuting is being prepared for the road – and already, its creators are looking beyond Poland’s borders, at foreign markets. &nbsp;</p>Mon, 01 Jul 2019 13:11:00 +0200BusinessLifeŁomianki-based company Triggo’s two-seat electric car combines features of a motorbike and a car. Visegrad countries oppose Timmermans as EC president - EU source<p>If Frans Timmermans' candidature for president of the European Commission comes up during today's EU summit, all the countries of the Visegrad Group - Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary - will vote against it PAP has learnt from an EU source.</p>Sun, 30 Jun 2019 19:49:00 +0200News & Politics The socialists' leading candidate for the EC presidency is currently EC Vice-President Frans Timmermans. firm fights online hate speech and dishonesty with hard-hitting videos<p>The Polish branch of a global online marketplace has enlisted the help of one Poland’s leading actors to help counter online hate speech, bullying and lying.</p>Sun, 30 Jun 2019 18:59:00 +0200BusinessLife Chabior: the face of OLX’s campaign to improve online behaviour. PM says Timmermans is bad candidate for EC head<p>European Commission (EC) Vice President Frans Timmermans is not a good candidate for the EC president as he does not seek compromise, divides Europe and does not understand Central Europe, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said before an EU summit on Sunday.</p>Sun, 30 Jun 2019 18:39:00 +0200News & Politics“We should find a candidate (...) who will be able to unite, build bridges and seek compromise,” said the Polish PM [pictured (L) after landing in Brussels]., Lithuanian parliamentary heads mark historic union<p>The speakers of the Polish and Lithuanian parliaments on Sunday marked the 450th anniversary of the signing of the historic union between the two nations that created the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, one of the largest and most populous states in Europe.</p>Sun, 30 Jun 2019 17:12:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistory Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter that the Union of Lublin was “a breakthrough document in the history of the world.” Polish show for renowned UAE artist opens in Gdańsk<p>Works by acclaimed Emirati painter Abdul Qader Al Rais can be viewed, as of June 30, at the Modern Art Department of the National Museum of Gdańsk (north Poland).</p>Sun, 30 Jun 2019 15:03:00 +0200Art & Culture show, titled 'The Power of Colour: The Paintings of Abdul Qader Al Rais,' will feature oil paintings and watercolours from various periods of his career.’s a knockout: Polish MMA association gets international recognition<p>Mixed martial arts (MMA) in Poland has taken a great leap forwards after the national association was officially recognised by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF |WMMAA).</p>Sun, 30 Jun 2019 14:53:00 +0200Sport Jędrzejczyk: one of the big names in Polish MMA. take on “extreme uphill event” by scrambling up a ski jump<p>Athletes with a tolerance of self-inflicted pain have sweated their way to the top of the ski jump in Zakopane in one of the country’s most unusual races.</p>Sun, 30 Jun 2019 11:13:00 +0200Sport of the men’s race Tomasz Celko gets to the top. Crown Prince, Princess visit Kraków<p>Crown Prince Akishino of Japan and his wife, Crown Princess Kiko, on Saturday, the second day of their Polish trip, visited the southern city of Kraków.</p>Sat, 29 Jun 2019 20:44:00 +0200News & Politics Crown Prince and the Crown Princess during the visit the Royal Castle on Wawel hill. star: first Pole to head European Space Agency project<p>A professor from the Polish Academy of Science’s Space Research Centre will be the first Polish scientist to take charge of a European Space Agency project.</p>Sat, 29 Jun 2019 19:53:00 +0200Science to a comet: the interceptor project could discover material left over from the dawn of time. takes gold in women's boxing at European Games in Minsk<p>Karolina Koszewska (69kg) won a gold medal in women's boxing at the European Games on Saturday defeating Italy's Assunta Canfora 4:1 (29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28, 28-29).</p>Sat, 29 Jun 2019 17:37:00 +0200Sport Koszewska (blue shirt) won a gold medal. Senate approves strengthening of military presence in Poland<p>American senators adopted a law on Thursday earmarking USD 750 billion in defence expenditures next year and describing Poland as "strategic" in the fight against Russia.</p>Sat, 29 Jun 2019 15:10:00 +0200News & Politics Polish embassy in Washington thanked the senators on Twitter. Polish expat volleyball team makes history as it heads to the Champions League<p>IBB Polonia Londyn, a Polish expat volleyball team and reigning English champions, will debut this season in the 2019 CEV Volleyball Champions League, making them the first British team to be included in the contest.</p>Sat, 29 Jun 2019 15:03:00 +0200Sport and away: Polonia Londyn will play in Europe next season. hunter: swifts enlisted in fight against mosquito swarms<p>Polish cities are turning to the unlikely ally of swifts in their fight against the mosquito swarms now plaguing them. The winged warriors, similar to swallows, are capable of devouring several thousand insects a day and could prove the remedy for one of the most irritating summer-time annoyances.</p>Sat, 29 Jun 2019 11:45:00 +0200Life mosquitos form only part of a swift’s diet a single bird can eat thousands of them in a day. writes moving letter in memory of those who died and stood up against Communist oppression during Poznan Uprising 63 years ago today<p>The June 1956 events in Poznan were one of those moments in our history that revealed the power of the Poles' spirit of freedom, President Andrzej Duda wrote in a letter to participants in the 63rd anniversary celebrations of the anti-communist protests.</p>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 21:16:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryLife storm the office of the secret police anniversary of Poznań Uprising, mystery still surrounds death of boy found in Secret Police garage with bullet through his chest<p>When Roman Strzałkowski died of a gunshot wound on June 28 in 1956 in Poznan, he was one of 18 children to die that day in the hail of bullets meant to crush what was then the largest protest against the Poland’s Communist government.</p>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 18:50:00 +0200History 400 tanks and 10,000 soldiers were ordered to put on a show of force, the finale of which was the gunning down of anywhere from 57 to over 100 protestors and Roman’s murder. the Polish Andy Warhol - Urszula Kaminska<p>An emotional walk in a war cemetery flipped Urszula’s life around. She spurned a successful business career to try her hand at painting. Since then she’s become well known for her flamboyant paintings of famous people, earning praise from no less than one of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs, Richard Branson.</p>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 18:07:00 +0200Heart of Poland the Polish Andy Warhol - Urszula Kaminska doodle honours 185th anniversary of Adam Mickiewicz’s epic Pan Tadeusz<p>In recognition of Adam Mickiewicz’s epic poem Pan Tadeusz first published 185 years ago today, Google has designed a special graphic.</p>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:09:00 +0200Art & Culture Google Doodle is in recognition of Adam Mickiewicz’s epic poem Pan Tadeusz first published 185 years ago today. Crown Prince, Princess start visit to Poland<p>President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda welcomed Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko of Japan at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on Friday. The royal couple will also visit Kraków and Łowicz before leaving Poland on Tuesday.</p>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:22:00 +0200News & Politics the welcoming ceremony, the two couples held talks, followed by an official breakfast. of mummies dating back 2,000 years found next to world’s oldest pyramid<p>Polish archaeologists working in Egypt have discovered several dozen mummies from around 2000 years ago.</p>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 12:23:00 +0200ScienceHistory contrast to the ornate sarcophagi and burial chambers associated with the Pharaohs, the majority of the mummies discovered were laid to rest with only modest arrangements. commissioner expresses understanding for Poland's climate stance<p>The European Union must respond to the doubts of the member states which did not sign the European climate neutrality 2050 goal, PAP was told by EU Climate and Energy Commissioner Miguel Canete.</p>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 10:25:00 +0200News & Politics said that it was not true that Poland refused to sign the European climate neutrality goal during the last meeting of the European Council, but was in a group of countries that were not at that moment ready to support the proposal. wins silver in men's scratch race at European Games<p>Polish track cyclist Filip Prokopyszyn took silver in the scratch race at the European Games in Minsk on Thursday.</p>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 09:27:00 +0200Sport in the final race. 6,000 electric cars in Poland<p>Poland has around 6,000 electric passenger cars while the number of traditional vehicles exceeds 17 million, according to an expert of the Samar institute monitoring the car market.</p>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 09:21:00 +0200Business percent of e-cars in Poland are fully electric (Battery Electric Vehicles, or BEVs), while the remaining 40 percent vehicles are hybrid (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, or PHEVs). body mystery: Is corpse found on WWII ship wreck Poznań diver who disappeared 7 years ago?<p>A decomposing body has been discovered off the Baltic cost 40 km from Łeba, in the sunken wreck of WWII transport cruiser the Wilhelm Gustloff.</p>Thu, 27 Jun 2019 17:29:00 +0200History by a Soviet submarine the Wilhelm Gustloff was sunk on January 30th, 1945. five designers to keep an eye on<p>From a special air purifier to an innovative guide-dog harness, Polish designers are creating objects that not only look good, but can improve our daily lives – as illustrated by recent work showcased at the Łódź Design Festival.</p>Thu, 27 Jun 2019 15:57:00 +0200BusinessArt & CultureLife annual Łódź Design Festival showcases some of the best emerging talent. is EU yacht export powerhouse - study<p>Poland is considered an EU leader in selling yachts exports, according to a recent study by the Polish Economic Institute (PIE).</p>Thu, 27 Jun 2019 12:53:00 +0200Business yacht shipyards are among the most modern in Europe. Art Of Zen: TFN meets Zenek, the first ‘comfort dog’ to supply paw-sitive energy in a Polish airport<p>Stress, anxiety, frustration, rage: just some of the negative emotions associated with airports.</p>Thu, 27 Jun 2019 11:39:00 +0200Life 18-months-old, Border Collie Zenek has become the youngest addition to the staff, appearing in the departures terminal with the specific purpose of relieving stress and lightening the mood. women's kayak four team takes bronze at European Games<p>Karolina Naja, Katarzyna Kołodziejczyk, Anna Puławska and Helena Wiśniewska won a bronze medal in the women's 500 m kayak four event at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus, on Thursday.</p>Thu, 27 Jun 2019 11:15:00 +0200Sport women's kayak four team takes bronze at European Games.’s status as a ‘European growth champion’ is overlooked, says economic expert<p>Poland’s remarkable economic performance is under-reported and is not receiving the attention it deserves, says portfolio advisor for investment strategists East Capital Eglé Fredriksson.</p>Wed, 26 Jun 2019 19:13:00 +0200Business’s economic success is a combination of a large domestic market, early and deep reforms and prudent policies, including a consistent European Union strategy, says the author. purchases Polish electric buses<p>Berlin's public transport operator BVG has ordered 90 Polish Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses. The vehicles are to be delivered until the end of 2020.</p>Wed, 26 Jun 2019 17:19:00 +0200Business purchases Polish electric buses. of Roman coins found across Europe and thought to be genuine are FAKE, say archeologists<p>Thousands of coins dating back to the Roman era could be the work of First Century counterfeiters, it has been claimed.</p>Wed, 26 Jun 2019 17:03:00 +0200HistoryLife suspect, that up to one fourth of coins found in Poland could be fake, though it is hard to estimate the forgery’s scale. man who volunteered for Auschwitz: New bio explores extraordinary life of hero who exposed Holocaust horrors<p>Famous for smuggling himself into Auschwitz death camp to gather information on the atrocities being committed there, Captain Witold Pilecki was executed in Warsaw by the Stalinist secret police after months of torture and a trial on exaggerated charges of clandestine armed resistance against the Communist regime.</p>Wed, 26 Jun 2019 14:20:00 +0200History Pilecki’s story is one of courage and heroism almost beyond imagination. marking 73rd anniversary of Kielce pogrom begin Wednesday<p>A March of Remembrance and Prayer, as well as lectures, film screenings, exhibitions and meetings with authors are part of the program that will mark the 73rd anniversary of the Kielce pogrom, which took place on July 4, 1946, in the south-central Polish city.</p>Wed, 26 Jun 2019 13:01:00 +0200History 8, 1946. The funeral of victims of the Kielce pogrom. painting smashes records with eye-watering 1.3 mln zł sale<p>A painting by artist Wojciech Fangor has set a record for an online auction in Poland by selling for PLN 1.3 million.</p>Wed, 26 Jun 2019 12:37:00 +0200Art & Culture Fangor’s oil on canvas, 92 x 92 cm, signed, dated and described on the reverse went for a record-breaking 1.3 million PLN. wins canoeing singles gold at European Games<p>Pole Tomasz Kaczor won a gold medal in the canoeing singles 1000 metre event at the European Games in Minsk, Belarus.</p>Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:29:00 +0200Sport Kaczor won a gold medal. Europe builds 3 industrial parks in west Poland<p>The Panattoni Europe industrial space constructor and leaser is building three industrial parks totalling 90 thousand sqm near Poznań in west Poland.</p>Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:20:00 +0200Business Europe Managing Director Marek Dobrzycki said the Poznań area had "great potential," and informed that 25 percent of the Jaryszki object has already been leased out to investors. Attraction: Poland’s most innovative food & drink space opens to fanfare<p>Beckoned down a flight of shabby concrete stairs, visitors are met by a wild scene from their craziest dreams: the air is a swirl of raw energy, big beats and disconnected shouts.</p>Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:20:00 +0200Life, experimental, innovative and edgy, Lunapark is a remarkable space the likes of which haven’t been seen before. mural by street artist Stik returns to Gdańsk after being CHOPPED UP and sold in London<p>A huge street art mural from Gdańsk, which was stolen and chopped into pieces before being sold to a gallery in London, has been returned after a five year legal battle.</p>Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:28:00 +0200Art & CultureLife artwork commissioned by the Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk was created by Urban artist Stik and local street artists in Gdańsk. citizen sentenced by Russian court for spying<p>A Polish citizen charged with espionage was sentenced on Tuesday by a Moscow city court to 14 years in a penal colony, the Russian press agency TASS reported.</p>Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:20:00 +0200News & Politics to the FSB, Radzajewski tried to obtain secret parts of the S-300 system. War star Kot to play inventor Nikola Tesla in new blockbuster<p>Tomasz Kot, the male star of “Cold War”, will play the inventor Nikola Tesla in a new biopic.</p>Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:16:00 +0200Art & Culture Kot, 42, will play the part of inventor Nikola Tesla in new biopic from Girl with a Pearl Earing director Anand Tucker. should regain hi-tech leadership, Polish PM says in Dresden<p>Europe should once again become a global leader in advanced technologies and industry, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Monday in his address at the opening of the European Forum for Science, Research and Innovation in the east-German city of Dresden.</p>Mon, 24 Jun 2019 20:26:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinessScience should regain hi-tech leadership, Polish PM says in Dresden.! Poland takes hattrick with gold, silver AND bronze in world cup rowing glory<p>Poland’s men’s quadruple scull team took gold in the World Rowing Cup in Poznań on Sunday while two other teams – the women’s quad sculls and the men’s coxless four – also won podium places.</p>Mon, 24 Jun 2019 16:36:00 +0200Sport Dominik Czaja, Szymon Pośnik, Wiktor Chabel and Fabian Barański past the winning post in style at the world cup event in Poznań. exposer Jan Karski remembered on 105th anniversary of his birth<p>Jan Karski, real name Jan Kozielewski, was a Home Army (Armia Krajowa) resistance fighter, whose mission was to pass intelligence between the Polish government in exile in London and the underground troops remaining in the country.</p>Mon, 24 Jun 2019 15:55:00 +0200History joining the Polish resistance, Karski’s knowledge of foreign languages quickly saw him become an emissary between the Polish government in exile in London and the Home Army (Army Krajowa) in Poland. the real Chopin<p>In part 2 of our special series on Chopin’s youth, discover how tragedy both personal and political shaped Poland’s greatest ever composer.</p>Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:37:00 +0200Art & CultureHeart of Poland part 2 of our special series on Chopin’s youth, discover how tragedy both personal and political shaped Poland’s greatest ever composer. 16th century artwork feared lost after WWII returned following landmark court case<p>A valuable work of art listed as a war loss has been recovered following a civil court case, making its return the first victory of its kind.</p>Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:37:00 +0200Art & Culture 16th century painting by Dutch artist Abraham Bloemaert, which depicts the history of the passion of Apollo for the nymph Daphne, is one of the best examples of North European Mannerism. women win gold at European Fencing Championships<p>Polish epeeists won the 2019 European Fencing Championships in Duesseldorf in the women’s team competition on Saturday.</p>Mon, 24 Jun 2019 09:28:00 +0200Sport of Poland celebrate after wining Finals Women's epee. on: researchers dig up rare execution chain among the bones of executed criminals<p>Archaeologists have unearthed thousands of bone fragments of executed criminals and a chain that was probably used to string some of them up.</p>Sun, 23 Jun 2019 18:02:00 +0200HistoryLife up: the chain was found amongst the remains of executed people. rocks: the national spirit still rules the roost at weddings<p>Vodka remains the drink of choice when it comes to weddings, easily seeing off the challenge of beer and wine, new figures shows.</p>Sun, 23 Jun 2019 13:28:00 +0200BusinessLife up. Vodka is present at around 97 percent of weddings in Poland. finds Poles come top when it comes to honesty<p>Poles are amongst the most honest people in the world, according to new scientific research on the subject of honesty.</p>Sun, 23 Jun 2019 11:24:00 +0200Life a wallet with money in it in Poland, there is a good chance it will be handed in. competition leaves winners flushed with success<p>In what is one of Poland’s more unusual architecture contests, every year the Koło competition chooses the best design for a public toilet.</p>Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:51:00 +0200Business than the rest. The award winning design for a public loo in Olsztyn. mace like home: amateur diggers unearth Bronze Age mace brought to what is now Poland from a very distant land<p>The first ever object from the Bronze Age belonging to a culture not already living locally has been found in Poland.</p>Sat, 22 Jun 2019 12:05:00 +0200Art & CultureScience bronze mace has been dated back to 1000 BC. students drew inspiration from Poland’s economic transformation<p>Poland’s economic transformation and constant growth have become a lesson and inspiration for a group of 12 American students from prestigious universities, such as Harvard, Yale and MIT. The group met top Polish CEOs as part of the ‘Poland-100’ mentoring programme, organised by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and learnt much about what makes modern Poland tick.</p>Sat, 22 Jun 2019 10:21:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusiness students were drawn from some of most prestigious universities in the US. announced for stunning new Enigma museum honouring Polish mathematicians who broke the code<p>A state-of-the-art museum honouring Poland’s role in cracking Nazi Germany’s Enigma code is a step closer to being realized after a tender process for its construction was announced earlier in the week.</p>Fri, 21 Jun 2019 18:43:00 +0200History state-of-the-art museum honouring Poland’s role in cracking Nazi Germany’s Enigma code will be based in Poznań’s Collegium Martineum (formerly Collegium Historicum). taken at EU summit are consistent with Polish interests - PM<p>Determinations made at the European Union summit in Brussels were in line with Poland’s interests, as were the discussions which were held, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki after the summit's conclusion.</p>Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:43:00 +0200News & Politics Polish prime minister said that Thursday's debates regarding climate were "sincere and good," and added that the Polish government showed "how to take care of Poland's interests.", single market issues on EU's strategic agenda - Polish PM<p>The strategic agenda that EU leaders adopted at their summit in Brussels of Thursday includes such issues as strengthening the single market, migration and a just ecological transformation, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday.</p><p><br></p>Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:52:00 +0200News & Politics, single market issues on EU's strategic agenda - Polish PM bacteria becomes ‘water bank’ for thirsty crops<p>Polish scientists have found a way to support plants during a drought – through the clever use of bacteria.</p>Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:11:00 +0200BusinessScience at Bio-Gen worked with specialists at Procam Polska, a distributor of plant protection products, to develop a natural solution using selected local bacteria., Britain push UN disabled protection in war resolution<p>The UN Security Council on Thursday voted through its first-ever resolution on the protection of disabled persons during armed conflicts. The act was piloted by Poland and Britain.</p>Thu, 20 Jun 2019 20:27:00 +0200News & Politics's ambassador at the UN Joanna Wronecka expressed hope that the act will lead to changes in the treatment of disabled persons during armed conflicts. against stricter climate goals - PM<p>Poland will not agree to stricter climate goals until a compensation mechanism for the member states is on the table, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday, commenting on the EU's currently prepared new climate strategy.</p>Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:23:00 +0200News & Politics stressed that first a real compensation plan should be offered to countries, regions and industry.Łowicz Corpus Christi celebrations explode into colour<p>The small town of Łowicz will erupt into colour today as locals take to the streets to celebrate Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało). Women in colourful Masovian costumes, young girls in their white holy communion dresses and men in colourful medieval culottes carrying standards of the Virgin Mary join solemn priests, draped in clerical red leading a procession, while a carnival including, ferris wheels and folk art workshops, turns the event into a weekend-long affair.</p>Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:28:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryLifeŁowicz exploded into colour today for one of the most important festivals in the Catholic calendar. awards rescuers of Poles<p>President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday in Warsaw awarded the first Virtus et Fraternitas (Virtue and Brotherhood) medals honouring 20th-century rescuers of Poles from death and oppression.</p>Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:11:00 +0200News & Politics the laureates, the president said the distinctions included them into the Polish community. Morawiecki to attend EU summit starting on Thursday<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will take part in an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday during which talks will be continued on who will fill the most important posts in EU institutions.</p>Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:30:00 +0200News & Politics to one EU source, a telephone consultation is planned between Morawiecki (pictured) and Tusk for Wednesday evening. boffins come first in space balloon comp<p>Scientists in Katowice have taken first place in the Global Space Balloon Challenge, 2019.</p>Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:19:00 +0200Science special capsules will carry materials into space for experimentation. US troops in Poland will join Dragon exercise - MoD<p>US troops that are to be additionally deployed to Poland will participate in future editions of the Dragon defensive exercise, Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said on Tuesday inspecting this year's Dragon-19 manoeuvres in north Poland.</p>Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:31:00 +0200News & Politics is the biggest military exercise in Poland this year. the two of U.S.! Fascinating untold story of Americans who gave their all to help rebuild Poland’s independence<p>Americans who helped Poles when they needed it the most in the twentieth century is the subject of a new exhibition in Warsaw, the opening of which coincides with the 100th anniversary of Poland and the U.S. establishing diplomatic relations in 1919.</p>Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:10:00 +0200History 100 carefully selected photographs can be seen at the exhibition from American archives showing the American generation who came to Poland with Herbert Hoover in the early 1920s.'s pharmaceutical market grows by 13.3 pct y/y in May<p>The Polish wholesale pharmaceutical market in grew May 2019 by 13.3 percent year on year to PLN 2.97 billion (EUR 696.7 mln), the PEX PharmaSequence research company has announced.</p>Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:24:00 +0200Business's pharmaceutical market grows by 13.3 pct y/y in May. race company looking to push themselves further with GLOBAL expansion<p>Warsaw-based Runmaggedon is dominating the market in Poland with events taking place across the country. Now they are looking to expand abroad to compete with other obstacle races organized by companies such as Tough Mudder, Spartan Race and Rugged Maniac.</p>Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:58:00 +0200BusinessSportLife is currently the largest obstacle course race organizer in Poland. The company organizes about 15 events a year in Poland. exports up 3 pct - Eurostat<p>Poland's exports in January-April 2019 grew by 3 percent year-on-year to EUR 74.6 billion, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:48:00 +0200Business fastest export growth was recorded in the agri-food sector. appoints commissioner for international dialogue<p>Anna Schmidt-Rodziewicz has been named commissioner for international dialogue in the rank of secretary of state at the PM's Office, government spokesman Piotr Mueller told PAP on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 18 Jun 2019 19:02:00 +0200News & Politics new commissioner previously chaired the Sejm (lower house) Committee on Liaison with Poles Abroad.’ King Krzysztof Wielicki adds the Piolets d’Or lifetime achievement award to his long list of distinctions<p>Polish mountaineering legend Krzysztof Wielicki has been awarded the prestigious Piolets d’Or for lifetime achievement.</p>Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:41:00 +0200Sport legend Krzysztof Wielicki, is seen as being one of the best climbers of his generation. try but no cigar, says man suing Facebook for censorship<p>A Polish man is suing Facebook for undermining his rights to freedom of information.</p>Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:08:00 +0200News & Politics an article in the Washington Examiner, Świrski says that Poles are sensitive about censorship due to their experience of communist and, earlier, Nazi oppression. of ancient city found on Albanian hill<p>Polish archaeologists have discovered the remains of a city from around two thousand years ago, in what is now Albania.</p>Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:34:00 +0200Art & CultureScience to archaeological research, the city existed until the end of the first century AD. After that, it was either abandoned or destroyed during the Roman invasion. bear necessities! Lonely bear crosses border in search of food and love<p>A brown bear has been captured on film in the Białowieża Forest in eastern Poland rummaging through a box of food - the first confirmed bear sighting in the forest since 2010.</p>Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:15:00 +0200ScienceLife brown bear is thought to have crossed the Belarussian border from Belarus in search of a mate.ń int'l festival to screen over 300 animated films<p>More than 300 animated films from around the world will be available to viewers at Poznań (western Poland)'s Animator international film festival, which starts on July 5. Celebrated British animator Tim Allen will be the festival's special guest.</p>Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:41:00 +0200Art & Culture tops ranking of Polish national champions - analysis firm<p>Copper company KGHM, oil firm PKN Orlen and chemicals concern Synthos took the top three positions in the ranking of national champions presented by the Polityka Insight analysis and advisory firm on Monday.</p>Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:02:00 +0200Business is a copper company. Midwife of Auschwitz: Extraordinary life of heroine who delivered 3,000 babies in horror death camp to be told in new documentary<p>In the disease-ridden, bug-infested barracks of Auschwitz death camp, few expected to survive.</p>Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:36:00 +0200History being sent to Auschwitz II Birkenau extermination camp Stanisława Leszczyńska began working as a midwife. Her incredible story is now set to be an hour-long documentary. raises Poland's 2019 growth forecast to 4.2 pct<p>Global ratings agency Fitch has raised its GDP growth forecast for Poland to 4.2 percent in 2019 from the previously expected 4.0 percent.</p>Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:05:00 +0200Business noted that private consumption and investments will continue as the main driving forces of economic growth, and that public investments will be supported by a high absorption of EU funds. of electric cars on the rise in Poland<p>There are nearly 5,900 electric cars registered in Poland, with their number growing by 100 percent year on year in the first five months of 2019, according to the newly-launched Electric Mobility Counter.</p>Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:39:00 +0200Business the 5,889 cars, 3,723 were fully electric (Battery Electric Vehicles, or BEVs). on, boys! Tense qualifiers see Poland scrape through to 2020 European Handball Championships<p>Poland's men's handball team have advanced to the 2020 European Championships in Austria, Norway and Sweden.</p>Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:29:00 +0200Sport Pivot Kamil Syprzak battles through the Israeli defences during the European handball championship in Płock. only way is up as Poland registers increase in energy efficiency<p>As the EU seeks to combat climate change and air pollution, energy efficiency in Poland has been improving, according to new analysis by the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS).</p>Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:41:00 +0200Business year saw a boom in the solar-panel market with over 50,000 Poles installing them on their roofs as people looked for alternative and greener sources of energy. mogul Sołowow tops ranking of 100 richest Poles<p>With an estimated wealth of PLN 12.1 bln (EUR 2.84 bln) Michał Sołowow topped this year's list of the 100 richest Poles for the second year in a row, according to Monday’s edition of the Wprost weekly newsmagazine.</p>Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:33:00 +0200Businessłowow is a majority shareholder of the Synthos chemical innovations company, as well as Cersanit, Poland's major prodcuer of bathroom fittings. tree-mendous: Warsaw’s palm returns from the dead to become the talk of the town<p>As controversial as it is iconic, the palm tree standing at the centre of Warsaw’s Rondo de Gaulle’a has again returned to the news, this time after its sprouting thatch of lustrous leaves died overnight leaving the public both baffled and bemused in equal measure.</p>Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:04:00 +0200Art & Culture from the dead. The palm’s brown and wilted leaves are a vibrant green once again. opens Polish Business & Innovation Week in Nevada<p>US-visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda opened the Polish Business and Innovation Week in the state of Nevada on Saturday. The event is intended as a cooperation platform between US and Polish enterprise, among others in aircraft and space technology.</p>Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:17:00 +0200News & Politics in the day in Reno Duda attended the testing of the NIAS-NASA-ILOT system. from gambling tax support NGO's - deputy prime minister<p>Four percent of the gambling tax, or close to PLN 40 mln (EUR 9.4 mln), has been given to non-governmental organisations in Poland for the past year and a half, Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister Piotr Gliński said on Saturday.</p>Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:36:00 +0200News & Politics deputy prime minister attended the Third Forum of Associations from the Low Beskids in Iwonicz Zdrój, in southeastern Poland. fly with me: passenger numbers at Warsaw’s Chopin airport soar<p>The number of passengers flying from Warsaw Chopin Airport keeps growing. In May, 1.65 million passengers passed through its doors, 9 percent more than a year earlier.</p>Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:45:00 +0200Business 1.65 million passengers passed through Warsaw Chopin airport’s doors in May. a trip into rural Poland’s literary heartland<p>Lipce Reymontowskie is the symbol of the Polish countryside. It was here that that Władysław Reymont set his novel ‘The Peasants’, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1924. And it is here where every year the village’s enthusiasm and pride in its links to the great writer are given expression in Reymont Day, which it is celebrating today.</p>Sat, 15 Jun 2019 18:31:00 +0200Art & Culture set his award-winning novel ‘The Peasants’, which chronicled village life, in Lipce. rent is changing the real estate market in Poland<p>A young generation which is happier renting rather than buying is re-shaping the Polish real estate market and pulling in investors.</p>Sat, 15 Jun 2019 17:02:00 +0200Business with a lot of shared and common spaces are becoming increasingly popular. pilot killed in plane crash at Polish air show<p>A German pilot was killed as his Jak-52 aircraft lost control and plunged into the Vistula River during a stunt performance at the 7th Płock Air Picnic in central Poland on Saturday, a spokesman for Poland's State Fire Brigade, Edward Mysera told PAP.</p>Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:35:00 +0200News & Politics wreckage was located at a depth of 8 metres., US sign agreement on new cancer treatment technologies<p>A cooperation agreement on new technologies in cancer treatment was signed in Houston, Texas on Friday by Polish Minister of Health Lukasz Szumowski and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.</p>Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:24:00 +0200News & PoliticsScience the ceremony, the presidential couple met with the employees of MD Anderson Cancer Center, including doctors of Polish origin. locate wreckage of plane that fell into the Vistula<p>The wreckage of the aircraft which plunged into the river during an air show was located at a depth of 3 to 6 metres, 20 metres from the river bank, spokesman for the Commander in Chief of the State Fire Brigade Paweł Frątczak told PAP.</p>Sat, 15 Jun 2019 13:43:00 +0200News & Politics fire rescue units, boats and a pontoon are taking part in the rescue operation. plunges into river at air show in central Poland<p>A plane lost control and plunged into the Vistula River as it performed stunts at an air show in Płock, central Poland on Saturday.</p>Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:12:00 +0200News & Politics operation after the plane crash in Płock. man makes a splash in the watery world of aquascaping<p>Aquascaping, the Zen-like Japanese art of creating beautiful landscapes underwater using only natural materials, has a new champion from Poland.</p>Sat, 15 Jun 2019 11:49:00 +0200Art & Culture than just an aquarium. One of Michał’s aquascapes in his Warsaw shop. launches strong tech sector creates new investment opportunities as WSE launches new index portfolio<p>The Warsaw Stock Exchange has announced the first index portfolio for its new index, WIGtech.</p>Fri, 14 Jun 2019 20:27:00 +0200Business new WIGtech index will be operational from the 24th June. Painted Bird to Ugly Bird: What is the truth behind Kosiński’s acclaimed autobiography?<p>When it was published in 1965 by Houghton Mifflin, “The Painted Bird”, Kosiński’s first novel, was an instant sensation.</p>Fri, 14 Jun 2019 17:15:00 +0200Art & Culture as an iconic autobiographical depiction of a young boy’s tragic war experience, The Painted Bird was quickly added to the canon of Holocaust literature and propelled Kosiński to stardom. the young Chopin in Warsaw<p>‘It’s impossible to understand Chopin and his music without walking in the footsteps of Chopin’s youth in Poland.’ Australian Author and Adventurer Michael Moran reveals how tragedy and romanced shaped Poland’s greatest musician in this special 2-part episode of #HeartofPoland.</p><p>Discover the little known story of Chopin’s youth.</p><p>Meet Chopin the student, caricaturist and practical joker.</p><p>Find out how tragic death and illness stalked the young Chopin’s life.</p><p>Tune in for episode 2 on Friday 21st June.</p>Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:38:00 +0200Art & CultureHeart of Poland the young Chopin in Warsaw of EU-funded Polish investments reaches PLN 400 bln - minister<p>The value of Polish investments co-funded by the European Union since 2004 has reached PLN 400 bln (EUR 93.9 bln) and their number has exceeded 50,000, Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński wrote on Twitter on Friday.</p>Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:06:00 +0200Business funds help Poland catch up with Western Europe in terms of development. cloud wine! Wine company produces Europe’s FIRST hemp wine<p>A Polish firm has given wine lovers looking for something that little bit different by rolling out what it claims is Europe’s first hemp wine.</p>Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:23:00 +0200Business get the full benefits of the hemp wine, drinkers should only consume about 120ml, perhaps in the evening as a relaxing drink or before a meal. US President Clinton addresses ABSL Summit in Warsaw<p>Former US President Bill Clinton expressed admiration for Poland's economic performance at the annual ABSL (Association of Business Service Leaders) conference in Warsaw on Thursday.</p>Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:17:00 +0200Business whole world admires Poland and needs it much more than ever before, the 42nd president of the United States asserted at the ABSL Annual Conference. incredible story of a ‘heart of gold’ doctor who has devoted her life to curing leprosy in Indian village is turned into powerful new documentary<p>Doctor Helena Pyz has spent the last 30 years in the Jeevodaya centre in India, treating patients afflicted by leprosy and helping their children get an education.</p>Thu, 13 Jun 2019 19:24:00 +0200Life Helena Pyz arrived in Chhattisgarh state in February 1989, not knowing the language, having never seen a case of leprosy and, as she admits, having no idea what she was getting into. After two months she knew Jeevodaya was her place on Earth., young and cool – Polish Jazz is well trad