The First NewsFri, 23 Aug 2019 11:40:32 +0200Former Warsaw mayor named business ombudsman in Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-warsaw-mayor-named-business-ombudsman-in-ukraine-7276<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rmlat1m7zsjch2m7ak0xwt.jpegŚwięcicki (pictured) will take over his role from Algirdas Semeta, a former EU taxation commissioner and Lithuanian finance minister.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-warsaw-mayor-named-business-ombudsman-in-ukraine-7276Poland, Baltic States, Romania sign declaration on Ribbentrop-Molotov Pacthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-baltic-states-romania-sign-declaration-on-ribbentrop-molotov-pact-7275<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 & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/83es114du6jm7a3etv5f.jpegEighty 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-baltic-states-romania-sign-declaration-on-ribbentrop-molotov-pact-7275Five fatalities, nearly 140 injured after storm in Tatrashttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/five-fatalities-nearly-140-injured-after-storm-in-tatras-7274<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sqq986b3oe53ewf969mf.jpegFive helicopters, 13 ambulances, nearly 80 firemen took part in the rescue operation coordinated by the Tatra Volunteer Search and Rescue Emergency Service (TOPR).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/five-fatalities-nearly-140-injured-after-storm-in-tatras-7274Polish oil and gas firm PGNiG starts Norwegian drillings as operatorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-oil-and-gas-firm-pgnig-starts-norwegian-drillings-as-operator-7272<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rnvc943m4asdg8c265fk.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-oil-and-gas-firm-pgnig-starts-norwegian-drillings-as-operator-7272Italian granny, 95, WALKS astonishing 1,000km from her home to Jasna Górahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/italian-granny-95-walks-astonishing-1000km-from-her-home-to-jasna-gora-7270<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d5afubir61ml5jninexa.jpegIncredible 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/italian-granny-95-walks-astonishing-1000km-from-her-home-to-jasna-gora-7270Exhibition on Polish-born author of 'genocide' concept opens in UN HQ.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exhibition-on-polish-born-author-of-genocide-concept-opens-in-un-hq-7269<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hkcux5ppwae0quclivsaj.jpegRafał Lemkin became pivotal in helping set up the United Nation’s Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exhibition-on-polish-born-author-of-genocide-concept-opens-in-un-hq-7269The miners who defied communism with their stunning works of arthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-miners-who-defied-communism-with-their-stunning-works-of-art-7266<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hrzsp7lqmteg8gb0jskbul.jpegFollowing the death of Stalin in 1953 and the gradual cultural thaw that followed, Grupa Janowska flourished.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-miners-who-defied-communism-with-their-stunning-works-of-art-7266Body of missing millionaire film producer found after four-day searchhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/body-of-missing-millionaire-film-producer-found-after-four-day-manhunt-7258<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yfjzjrsxqvmyu29yitutg.jpegFilm producer Piotr Woźniak-Starak with his wife Agnieszka. The stepson of a pharmaceutical tycoon, Woźniak-Starak was one of Poland’s richest men.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/body-of-missing-millionaire-film-producer-found-after-four-day-manhunt-7258Poland is ready for global economic slowdown - officialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-is-ready-for-global-economic-slowdown---official-7256<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pk4os4ekgpfvta7zaitpc.jpeg“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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-is-ready-for-global-economic-slowdown---official-7256Poland feels a duty to support Polishness abroad – FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-feels-a-duty-to-support-polishness-abroad--fm-7255<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nk233r678wn1mbnlpt83br.jpegCzaputowicz also encouraged the Polish community in Chicago to take part in the upcoming parliamentary elections.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-feels-a-duty-to-support-polishness-abroad--fm-7255French president to visit Poland in early 2020 - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/french-president-to-visit-poland-in-early-2020---polish-pm-7254<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hups6w5v78pvt4dprfov.jpegIn 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/french-president-to-visit-poland-in-early-2020---polish-pm-7254The medieval gift that won’t stop giving! Remote village is archeological paradise with researchers finding thousands of treasureshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-medieval-gift-that-wont-stop-giving-remote-village-is-archeological-paradise-with-researchers-finding-thousands-of-treasures-7251<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b2eya7nlpg9ja98jsrj74.jpegIn the last year researchers have found thousands of medieval treasures in the small village of Owidz.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-medieval-gift-that-wont-stop-giving-remote-village-is-archeological-paradise-with-researchers-finding-thousands-of-treasures-7251Kraków firm involved in building new generation fast trains in Francehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-firm-involved-in-building-new-generation-fast-trains-in-france-7250<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1vfu1si1sl8nxqiw1peddf.jpegA 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-firm-involved-in-building-new-generation-fast-trains-in-france-7250No free plastic bags in Poland from Sept. 1https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-free-plastic-bags-in-poland-from-sept-1-7248<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 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/evjipz6xblmiemvd5twa7.jpegCurrently, Poles use up to 300 plastic bags per capita per year.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-free-plastic-bags-in-poland-from-sept-1-7248Singer's Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture to open on August 24https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/singers-warsaw-festival-of-jewish-culture-to-open-on-august-24-7246<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m6jmsh7w52k2g7kmrfq8o.jpeg“It is most important for me that Singer's Warsaw is called a festival of friendship,” the festival's director, Gołda Tencer said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/singers-warsaw-festival-of-jewish-culture-to-open-on-august-24-7246Yummy! Best pals looking to become cream of the crop as their restaurant is nominated for UK city’s Restaurant of the Yearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/yummy-polish-gals-looking-to-become-cream-of-the-crop-as-their-restaurant-is-nominated-for-uk-citys-restaurant-of-the-year-7243<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 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tcrli0t9cebrcrs04005d.jpegAgnieszka 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/yummy-polish-gals-looking-to-become-cream-of-the-crop-as-their-restaurant-is-nominated-for-uk-citys-restaurant-of-the-year-7243Stunning collection of centuries’ old art from Łańcut castle found rotting in Peruvian outhousehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-collection-of-centuries-old-art-from-lancut-castle-found-rotting-in-peruvian-outhouse-7240<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 & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q7iu7el667i8bsed5wfh7d.pngThe paintings which had been smuggled out of Łańcut castle in 1944 were bought for around PLN 180,000.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-collection-of-centuries-old-art-from-lancut-castle-found-rotting-in-peruvian-outhouse-7240Katowice prepares for World Urban Forumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katowice-prepares-for-world-urban-forum-7238<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/urqpev4gz6seukklji2o.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katowice-prepares-for-world-urban-forum-7238Young people exempted from tax to keep them in Poland - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/young-people-exempted-from-tax-to-keep-them-in-poland---pm-7236<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rxbyk46j1dqsm8sbkdhkd.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/young-people-exempted-from-tax-to-keep-them-in-poland---pm-7236Three Polish films recommended for nomination for European Film Awardshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-polish-films-recommended-for-nomination-for-european-film-awards-7233<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/67l71bk01peitnw8jq1zn.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-polish-films-recommended-for-nomination-for-european-film-awards-7233Wonder woman conquers world in globe’s most extreme cross-country racehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wonder-woman-conquers-world-in-globes-most-extreme-cross-country-race-7231<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 +0200SportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ank0iux021791xgbvqwud7.pngThe 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wonder-woman-conquers-world-in-globes-most-extreme-cross-country-race-7231Hotel refuses to honour WWII Polish spy who inspired James Bond’s Vesper Lynd because she was murdered in lobbyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hotel-refuses-to-honour-wwii-polish-spy-who-inspired-james-bonds-vesper-lynd-because-she-was-murdered-in-lobby-7225<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 +0200HistoryNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gzvfqq3n36siseeahvhp9.pngThe 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hotel-refuses-to-honour-wwii-polish-spy-who-inspired-james-bonds-vesper-lynd-because-she-was-murdered-in-lobby-7225Polish sports industry worth EUR 2.2 bln - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-sports-industry-worth-eur-22-bln---report-7224<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 +0200BusinessSporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1afvwoj7a0y0h2t3oumn1zo.jpeg“Poles spend more and more on sport and recreation, but their physical activity is decreasing,” the report said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-sports-industry-worth-eur-22-bln---report-7224Polish Red Cross marks its centenary with beautiful outdoor exhibitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-red-cross-marks-its-centenary-with-beautiful-outdoor-exhibition-7221<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 & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zx22yw16v0iindzjfjswxp.jpegThe 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-red-cross-marks-its-centenary-with-beautiful-outdoor-exhibition-7221Lask military air base among top in Europe - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lask-military-air-base-among-top-in-europe---minister-7219<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f3x63tyz5j9lpbhhrmve1p.jpegThe official opening of the modernised Lask airfield is planned on September 21.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lask-military-air-base-among-top-in-europe---minister-7219New auto plant being built in southern Poland - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-auto-plant-being-built-in-southern-poland---pm-7217<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0gwicm59d3j9gnrlmt2da8.jpegThe plant in Gliwice is one of two Polish factories of the PSA Group.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-auto-plant-being-built-in-southern-poland---pm-7217Lublin lass dubbed ‘Spider Woman’ wins world speed climbing comp in astonishing SEVEN secondshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-lass-dubbed-spider-woman-wins-world-speed-climbing-comp-in-astonishing-seven-seconds-7214<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hnzk8prulresqikazmhp3.jpegSpeedy Aleksandra Mirosław (formerly Rudżinska) wins world championships for second time and becomes fastest female climber in Polish history.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-lass-dubbed-spider-woman-wins-world-speed-climbing-comp-in-astonishing-seven-seconds-7214Pharma firm gets over 2mln euros to fight animal antibiotics in human foodhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pharma-firm-gets-over-2mln-euros-to-fight-animal-antibiotics-in-human-food-7212<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 +0200BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ch4natacbe9d58sbjk56.pngBacteriophage (a phage for short) appears to have spider like legs, a coil body and hexagonal shaped head.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pharma-firm-gets-over-2mln-euros-to-fight-animal-antibiotics-in-human-food-7212Treasure hunting cop strikes gold TWICE with rare TWO-tonic knights findhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/treasure-hunting-cop-strikes-gold-twice-with-rare-two-tonic-knights-find-7209<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ie16uh5kkaiidm6h4qbvrc.pngThe rare finds dating back over 700 years will be displayed in a local museum.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/treasure-hunting-cop-strikes-gold-twice-with-rare-two-tonic-knights-find-7209Orthodox ceremonies held at Grabarka shrinehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/orthodox-ceremonies-held-at-grabarka-shrine-7208<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/st8g3ftfxfqcpb1dvidkn.jpegThe main service was conducted by the Superior of the Polish Autocephalic Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Archbishop Sawa.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/orthodox-ceremonies-held-at-grabarka-shrine-7208Poland to increase spending on humanitarian aid in 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-increase-spending-on-humanitarian-aid-in-2019-7202<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ylxrbpoe7dp18d3lsze0oc.jpeg“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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-increase-spending-on-humanitarian-aid-in-2019-7202Polish solutions to test European meteorological satelliteshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-solutions-to-test-european-meteorological-satellites-7201<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 +0200BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q91ucth9mmbr6zzsk6yzef.jpegMetOp 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-solutions-to-test-european-meteorological-satellites-7201Woodge you imagine? TFN explore Łódź, the town that came back from the brink to become the “City of Now”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/woodge-you-imagine-tfn-explore-lodz-the-town-that-came-back-from-the-brink-to-become-the-city-of-now-7198<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hf03y1jm9i7fx7n1egj7lb.jpegPiotrkowska, Łódź’s main strip, buzzes with the life of a city reborn.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/woodge-you-imagine-tfn-explore-lodz-the-town-that-came-back-from-the-brink-to-become-the-city-of-now-7198Polish skijumpers triumph in at FIS Grand Prix in Zakopanehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-skijumpers-triumph-in-at-fis-grand-prix-in-zakopane-7197<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/k1kl3gq3p88wiqyfpyxtg.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-skijumpers-triumph-in-at-fis-grand-prix-in-zakopane-7197Speleologists trapped in deluged mountain cavehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/speleologists-trapped-in-deluged-mountain-cave-7194<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gtsfl92tiearo9zluclmaf.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/speleologists-trapped-in-deluged-mountain-cave-7194Legendary figure of Christ on the Cross on the move for restoration makeoverhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/legendary-statue-of-christ-on-the-crucifix-on-the-move-for-restoration-makeover-7187<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 & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1kqin27djdu47jb29crq38.jpegThe Baryczkowski Crucifix is revered as one of Poland’s holiest objects.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/legendary-statue-of-christ-on-the-crucifix-on-the-move-for-restoration-makeover-7187The bee’s knees: researchers come up with new way of producing dried honeyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-bees-knees-researchers-come-up-with-new-way-of-producing-dried-honey-7185<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 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/islgknuxlld69r1j22de9.jpegThe new dried honey contains 80 percent natural honey, 30 percent more than current alternatives.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-bees-knees-researchers-come-up-with-new-way-of-producing-dried-honey-7185Polish film director honoured at film festival in Sarajevohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-film-director-honoured-at-film-festival-in-sarajevo-7183<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/az42woc132c1cdpm1ltevw.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-film-director-honoured-at-film-festival-in-sarajevo-7183Wagging the Dogg: Polish run fintech giant gets backing from rapper Snoop Dogg in US pushhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wagging-the-dogg-polish-run-fintech-giant-gets-backing-from-rapper-snoop-dogg-in-us-push-7181<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w06awzn5qulbu747zy85x7.jpegFounded in 2005, Klarna now operates in 14 countries.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wagging-the-dogg-polish-run-fintech-giant-gets-backing-from-rapper-snoop-dogg-in-us-push-7181Not just a pipe dream: plans for gas pipeline from Denmark move up a gearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/not-just-a-pipe-dream-plans-for-gas-pipeline-from-denmark-move-up-a-gear-7179<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5quln5u40pej0fdqd1m66.jpegThe deal will lead to Norwegian gas coming to Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/not-just-a-pipe-dream-plans-for-gas-pipeline-from-denmark-move-up-a-gear-7179World’s largest ‘Virtual Reality’ hospital to open in Bydgoszczhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/worlds-largest-virtual-reality-hospital-to-open-in-bydgoszcz-7176<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 +0200BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sf4z37dof7sjikhae98c.pngThe ground breaking hospital has received a 16.2 million złoty grant from the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/worlds-largest-virtual-reality-hospital-to-open-in-bydgoszcz-717676th anniversary of Białystok ghetto uprising commemoratedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/76th-anniversary-of-bialystok-ghetto-uprising-commemorated-7174<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/73bpgi5wqkcairb1roozqi.jpegToday'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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/76th-anniversary-of-bialystok-ghetto-uprising-commemorated-7174Poland’s Pocket Rocket: The Incredible Sue Ryderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polands-pocket-rocket-the-incredible-sue-ryder-349<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 Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5my843g82ost39rbp9d8lq.jpegPoland’s Pocket Rocket: The Incredible Sue Ryderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polands-pocket-rocket-the-incredible-sue-ryder-349Silesian Uprising leaders honouredhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/silesian-uprising-leaders-honoured-7170<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uwp7p8ehvary6on06f76js.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/silesian-uprising-leaders-honoured-7170Erupting one hundred years ago today, TFN looks back at the story of The First Silesian Uprisinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/erupting-one-hundred-years-ago-today-tfn-looks-back-at-the-story-of-the-first-silesian-uprising-7168<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s7jntt7316u5y1z3y488k.jpegThe insurgents enjoyed initial success, but their lack of arms, preparation and leadership saw the First Silesian Uprising crushed within eight days.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/erupting-one-hundred-years-ago-today-tfn-looks-back-at-the-story-of-the-first-silesian-uprising-7168LOT Polish Airlines pay high price for grounded Boeing MAXshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lot-polish-airlines-pay-high-price-for-grounded-boeing-maxs-7166<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/99ct84yzfdr1ae8nj2w3.jpegAcross the world, Boeing 737 MAX planes have been grounded since mid-March following two crashes that killed 346 people.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lot-polish-airlines-pay-high-price-for-grounded-boeing-maxs-7166On A Roll! Tanks and troops roll through Katowice as 200,000 spectators gather to mark Armed Forces Dayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/on-a-roll-tanks-and-troops-roll-through-katowice-as-200000-spectators-gather-to-mark-armed-forces-day-7164<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 & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0vksgvwq6kllrjxnbwnjko.jpegFirst 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/on-a-roll-tanks-and-troops-roll-through-katowice-as-200000-spectators-gather-to-mark-armed-forces-day-7164Only Urbaniak can make Herbie Hancock play for Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/only-urbaniak-can-make-herbie-hancock-play-for-warsaw-7162<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 Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/iucktha6ojrv5rmulfnb.jpegHaving been evacuated from Warsaw just a day before the Uprising broke out, Poland’s foremost violinist counts himself as lucky to be alive.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/only-urbaniak-can-make-herbie-hancock-play-for-warsaw-7162Katowice hosts Armed Forces Day celebrationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katowice-hosts-armed-forces-day-celebrations-7161<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 & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/81bfvfwfwwe1f9df8doay6.jpegCeremony at the Silesian Uprisings Memorial in Katowice.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katowice-hosts-armed-forces-day-celebrations-7161The Miracle on the Vistulahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-miracle-on-the-vistula-1698<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gf6c19mmp2a7pxpvztfjg.jpegPolish infantry fan out across an open plain during the Battle of Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-miracle-on-the-vistula-1698I’m so glad we are allies - US ambassador on Polish Armed Forces Dayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/im-so-glad-we-are-allies---us-ambassador-on-polish-armed-forces-day-7159<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/54t3t5fznpx0epdzm9e921s.jpegThe US ambassador made the statement on Polish Armed Forces Day.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/im-so-glad-we-are-allies---us-ambassador-on-polish-armed-forces-day-7159Outlook: Sunny! Columbus Energy sign 1.3 billion złoty deal to build solar farms around Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/outlook-sunny-columbus-energy-sign-13-billion-zloty-deal-to-build-solar-farms-around-poland-7155<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/96qiirm7ch24j75cmzndkj.jpegThe entire project will cover a total capacity of 355 Megawatt (MW).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/outlook-sunny-columbus-energy-sign-13-billion-zloty-deal-to-build-solar-farms-around-poland-7155Top German newspaper praises Poland’s “miraculous” economyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-german-newspaper-praises-polands-miraculous-economy-7154<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7bea8cn1or5i6eohqwafg.jpegAccording to Handelsblatt Poland’s GDP is forecast to be a healthy 4.6 percent in 2019 and 3.7 percent in 2020.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-german-newspaper-praises-polands-miraculous-economy-7154Game of Drones! Polish-Ukrainian project presents stunning aerial images of the former Commonwealthhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/game-of-drones-polish-ukrainian-project-presents-stunning-aerial-images-of-the-former-commonwealth-7150<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 & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b8v5xccurekiam1q2rgga.jpegOver one hundred historical objects and landmarks have been filmed as part of the project, among them, the picturesque Khotyn castle.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/game-of-drones-polish-ukrainian-project-presents-stunning-aerial-images-of-the-former-commonwealth-7150A Family Affair: Warsaw ranked Poland’s most family-friendly cityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-family-affair-warsaw-ranked-polands-most-family-friendly-city-7148<p>Warsaw is the most family-friendly city in Poland, but Poznań is close on its heels, a new ranking by the financial website ikalculator.pl has shown.</p>Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:34:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e9cyeigbwgdtmp65mm9etg.jpegThe report, issued by the financial website ikalculator.pl, saw Warsaw finish top with 83 points, closely followed by Poznań on 80.5.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-family-affair-warsaw-ranked-polands-most-family-friendly-city-7148Survey reveals biggest all-time drop in number of smokers in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/survey-reveals-biggest-all-time-drop-in-number-of-smokers-in-poland-7146<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o12wmrf6cr94e493vnfza.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/survey-reveals-biggest-all-time-drop-in-number-of-smokers-in-poland-7146EU funding for WiFi access pointshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-funding-for-wifi-access-points-7145<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 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ob56lbdnurfvw0u2kmui7.jpegThere are currently only 405 local communities in Poland with access to WiFi hotspots.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-funding-for-wifi-access-points-7145PM invites Poles to brainstorm on water and its accessibilityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-invites-poles-to-brainstorm-on-water-and-its-accessibility-7143<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/agetukmjz7llukdpl0xh2r.jpegMorawiecki 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-invites-poles-to-brainstorm-on-water-and-its-accessibility-7143Gdynia firm joins forces with British university to tackle hate speech against Poleshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdynia-firm-joins-forces-with-british-university-to-tackle-hate-speech-against-poles-7141<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 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ekr6yz7gc3g7ilof8oi45.jpegThe Gdynia firm will help crack down on hate speech against UK Poles.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdynia-firm-joins-forces-with-british-university-to-tackle-hate-speech-against-poles-7141Government estimates drought losses at EUR 250 mln at end-Julyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/government-estimates-drought-losses-at-eur-250-mln-at-end-july-7140<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/om1zex8scfk4e2ls6jy38.jpeg“Losses in agricultural crops are estimated by 1,298 commissions established by provincial governors, which are active in 1,250 districts,” the release stated.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/government-estimates-drought-losses-at-eur-250-mln-at-end-july-7140Southern Poland to launch regular train connection with Czech Praguehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/southern-poland-to-launch-regular-train-connection-with-czech-prague-7138<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t09ahrtf3doa26mvva3na.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/southern-poland-to-launch-regular-train-connection-with-czech-prague-7138New computer game explores grim reality of Warsaw Uprisinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-computer-game-explores-grim-reality-of-warsaw-uprising-7136<p>A Warsaw-based games company has created a video game based on the Warsaw Uprising.</p>Tue, 13 Aug 2019 13:06:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z72xn7c369r53m0kwgnszo.jpegThe game takes people in the world of the Warsaw Uprising.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-computer-game-explores-grim-reality-of-warsaw-uprising-7136Poland's top bank PKO BP nets EUR 480 mln in 1st half of 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-top-bank-pko-bp-nets-eur-480-mln-in-1st-half-of-2019-7134<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2d5uv4odxxbb6b8phmz4ff.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-top-bank-pko-bp-nets-eur-480-mln-in-1st-half-of-2019-7134Gdańsk aims to be first port of call in the Baltichttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdansk-aims-to-be-first-port-of-call-in-the-baltic-7132<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hdnvdypv89i0iz1fke9hzg.jpegMarek Grobarczyk, the minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, announces the plans for the Central Port.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdansk-aims-to-be-first-port-of-call-in-the-baltic-7132Horse auction yields EUR 1.4 mln at celebrated Polish stud farmhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/horse-auction-yields-eur-14-mln-at-celebrated-polish-stud-farm-7130<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mprfgrrdkpo32de6518mth.jpegThe five-year-old mare named Galerida went for EUR 400,000.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/horse-auction-yields-eur-14-mln-at-celebrated-polish-stud-farm-7130Poles storm home to take crown in European team athletics championshiphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-storm-home-to-take-crown-in-european-team-athletics-championship-7128<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bmiw2m5jccixr3oqd81ft.jpegGlory days: the Polish team celebrate their victory.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-storm-home-to-take-crown-in-european-team-athletics-championship-7128Government launches new cybersecurity strategy to keep high-tech threats at bayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/government-launches-new-cybersecurity-strategy-to-keep-high-tech-threats-at-bay-7126<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 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yetob238irdyqlxt1q26y.jpegThe new strategy will help protect Poland from the growing dangers of cyber-threats.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/government-launches-new-cybersecurity-strategy-to-keep-high-tech-threats-at-bay-7126Poland qualifies for Tokyo Olympic volleyball tournamenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-qualifies-for-tokyo-olympic-volleyball-tournament-7125<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yt6r74sxpynbu7kw2xjw.jpegPoland qualifies for Tokyo Olympic volleyball tournament.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-qualifies-for-tokyo-olympic-volleyball-tournament-7125Would you beer-lieve it! CNN names Warsaw as one of the top cities in the world for craft beerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/would-you-beer-lieve-it-cnn-names-warsaw-as-one-of-the-top-cities-in-the-world-for-craft-beer-7122<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/btv8dnicd77ugtxs1b8lni.jpegAccording 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/would-you-beer-lieve-it-cnn-names-warsaw-as-one-of-the-top-cities-in-the-world-for-craft-beer-7122A globally celebrated designer has brought the Bauhaus down with the creation of an interactive coffee sethttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-globally-celebrated-designer-has-brought-the-bauhaus-down-with-the-creation-of-an-interactive-coffee-set-7120<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ts6qxl8ci2npfl1qtcxnh.jpegThe coffee set has been designed by Cecuła to serve as an “unlimited interactive game with the product”.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-globally-celebrated-designer-has-brought-the-bauhaus-down-with-the-creation-of-an-interactive-coffee-set-7120Having the time of their lives! Life expectancy up by seven years since fall of communismhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/having-the-time-of-their-lives-life-expectancy-up-by-seven-years-since-fall-of-communism-7118<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uh5wfis8q61hxbs2zt8pd.jpegPolish men are now living to see an average age of 73.8, whilst women are reaching the age of 81.7.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/having-the-time-of-their-lives-life-expectancy-up-by-seven-years-since-fall-of-communism-7118International Katyń Motorcycle Rally leaves Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/international-katyn-motorcycle-rally-leaves-warsaw-7116<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/el1u0y1qxkf2pa9m2323x9.jpeg“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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/international-katyn-motorcycle-rally-leaves-warsaw-7116Picture Perfect! Polish photographer wins top prize in the international Drone Awardshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/picture-perfect-polish-photographer-wins-top-prize-in-the-international-drone-awards-7113<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2yvq4nr15bvlcolapndesi.jpegTitled “A Shoal of Colourful Fish”, Deneka’s first-placed photo beat 4,500 entries from across the globe to score top place.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/picture-perfect-polish-photographer-wins-top-prize-in-the-international-drone-awards-7113Pride of Poland Arabian horse auction to be held in Janów Podlaskihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pride-of-poland-arabian-horse-auction-to-be-held-in-janow-podlaski-7112<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uvlchinlnp8t9s4tz1m0r.jpegOver 100 horses from 29 stud farms will be presented at the show.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pride-of-poland-arabian-horse-auction-to-be-held-in-janow-podlaski-7112War on waste! Unsold food is set to be donated to NGOs following the introduction of new lawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/war-on-waste-unsold-food-is-set-to-be-donated-to-ngos-following-the-introduction-of-a-new-law-7109<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gqsb7naf7mjl2bvc848cq8.jpegThe new regulation will be applied to any store of over 250 square metres whose sales of food surpasses 50% of total revenue.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/war-on-waste-unsold-food-is-set-to-be-donated-to-ngos-following-the-introduction-of-a-new-law-7109Made in Warsaw! New Porsche ad produced in Warsaw released as luxury car sales pick up speed around the countryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/made-in-warsaw-new-porsche-ad-produced-in-warsaw-released-as-luxury-car-sales-pick-up-speed-around-the-country-7107<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/19sbbxfs9ewqp4egmppj5k.jpegThe ad, which follows a 911 Carrera Coupe and a 911 Carrera Cabriolet around town, has already amassed 120,000 views on YouTube.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/made-in-warsaw-new-porsche-ad-produced-in-warsaw-released-as-luxury-car-sales-pick-up-speed-around-the-country-7107Military parade to be held in Katowice in honour of Silesian insurgentshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/military-parade-to-be-held-in-katowice-in-honour-of-silesian-insurgents-7105<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ti9md84odmd40yo2l7ard.jpegSoldiers rest after a rehearsal for the Polish Armed Forces Day military parade on August 15.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/military-parade-to-be-held-in-katowice-in-honour-of-silesian-insurgents-7105Elżbieta Witek elected new lower house speakerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/elzbieta-witek-elected-new-lower-house-speaker-7103<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ntjjg50vddhd3ns3o0cc6d.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/elzbieta-witek-elected-new-lower-house-speaker-7103‘Hitler killed these girls’ the Shocking Wola Massacrehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/hitler-killed-these-girls-the-shocking-wola-massacre-347<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 Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jmt1xbml75ay2w1hoc79b.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/hitler-killed-these-girls-the-shocking-wola-massacre-347Polish general joins SHAPE supreme command in Monshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-general-joins-shape-supreme-command-in-mons-7101<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ct1lkl3fe5lqv35uke5jq.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-general-joins-shape-supreme-command-in-mons-7101Poland's rebuilt Antarctic research station to open in 2023https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-rebuilt-antarctic-research-station-to-open-in-2023-7098<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 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/oczv3r1k3eye5kkubfkqh.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-rebuilt-antarctic-research-station-to-open-in-2023-7098Sumo kid to take on the world at global championships in Japanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sumo-kid-to-take-on-the-world-at-global-championships-in-japan-7095<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rdwqn94kf9flm7j5jhn6n.jpegWeighing an impressive 169 kg, Hubert Niemczyk looks like a typical sumo wrestler.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sumo-kid-to-take-on-the-world-at-global-championships-in-japan-7095Warner Bros turns powerful best-selling novel into gritty big screen adaptationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warner-bros-turns-powerful-best-selling-novel-into-gritty-big-screen-adaptation-7092<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z2qw5zswpbsemiqf8t4dd.jpegSet in modern-day Warsaw, the film Other People is a tale of love and despair.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warner-bros-turns-powerful-best-selling-novel-into-gritty-big-screen-adaptation-7092Warsaw’s Great Synagogue brought back to life with stunningly detailed miniature modelhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-great-synagogue-brought-back-to-life-with-stunningly-detailed-miniature-model-7090<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d9frgmi8g5hcuty9g83l.jpegThe 1:25 scale model of the Great Synagogue could well become the jewel of Warsaw’s Miniature Park’s collection.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-great-synagogue-brought-back-to-life-with-stunningly-detailed-miniature-model-7090American Airlines to launch new routes from Chicago to Krakówhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/american-airlines-to-launch-new-routes-from-chicago-to-krakow-7089<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7zwhb3zxo3ynmd5llgf1vr.jpegApart from Kraków, AA is to offer new routes from the USA to Casablanca, Tel Aviv, Budapest and Prague.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/american-airlines-to-launch-new-routes-from-chicago-to-krakow-7089Culture icon Agnieszka Osiecka’s life to be serialised in new TV serieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/culture-icon-agnieszka-osieckas-life-to-be-serialised-in-new-tv-series-7087<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/opt0fizfuea35afkbij5mf.jpegAgnieszka 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/culture-icon-agnieszka-osieckas-life-to-be-serialised-in-new-tv-series-7087Poland would welcome US troops stationed in Germany - US ambassadorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-would-welcome-us-troops-stationed-in-germany---us-ambassador-7084<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yk1yykpq7lfgyaascnpl7.jpegMosbacher tweeted that Poland would welcome US troops stationed in Germany.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-would-welcome-us-troops-stationed-in-germany---us-ambassador-7084Speaker announces resignation on Fridayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/speaker-announces-resignation-on-friday-7083<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b23e6utko0rmp6c04o5tu.jpeg"However, because the public negatively assess my behaviour, I have decided I will not be able to further fulfill that function," said Kuchciński.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/speaker-announces-resignation-on-friday-7083Builders find trove of interwar Polish coins buried in 18th century monastery in Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/builders-find-trove-of-interwar-polish-coins-buried-in-18th-century-monastery-in-ukraine-7081<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tmo0b4fx9obcymzkv14nf.jpegThe coins date back to the interwar years when the town of Zbarazh was part of Poland and called Zbaraż.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/builders-find-trove-of-interwar-polish-coins-buried-in-18th-century-monastery-in-ukraine-7081Bank PKO BP upgrades Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2020https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bank-pko-bp-upgrades-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-for-2020-7079<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3s8xvx12qoao7momwkfd6s.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bank-pko-bp-upgrades-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-for-2020-7079Queen of the Polish Drift Karolina Pilarczyk to star in Charlize Theron’s new ‘badass’ car show on Netflixhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/queen-of-the-polish-drift-karolina-pilarczyk-to-star-in-charlize-therons-new-badass-car-show-on-netflix-7076<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 +0200SportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6n9wt7xjmkbhxyr64ayxgn.pngProduced 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/queen-of-the-polish-drift-karolina-pilarczyk-to-star-in-charlize-therons-new-badass-car-show-on-netflix-7076Poland occupies fifth place in EU for food wastehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-occupies-fifth-place-in-eu-for-food-waste-7074<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/470ye94lyi7kqaprwnrv3.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-occupies-fifth-place-in-eu-for-food-waste-7074BSH home appliances group to open new plant in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bsh-home-appliances-group-to-open-new-plant-in-poland-7072<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8bkkkovfpb7q64pxazak48.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bsh-home-appliances-group-to-open-new-plant-in-poland-7072Tools dating back 40,000 years including double-edged flint knife found in ancient castle cavehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tools-dating-back-40000-years-including-double-edged-flint-knife-found-in-ancient-castle-cave-7069<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ldo5y61qbiki3fl165e9hi.jpegScientists say the lower levels of the 13th century castle in Olsztyn contain traces of human activity from 40,000 years ago.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tools-dating-back-40000-years-including-double-edged-flint-knife-found-in-ancient-castle-cave-7069Wanderlust Travel Stories game from ex-Witcher creators lets couch potatoes explore the worldhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wanderlust-travel-stories-game-from-ex-witcher-creators-lets-couch-potatoes-explore-the-world-7067<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/urw6t9z5a3ee73lqsi3cpo.jpegJacek Brzeziński and Artur Ganszyniec of The Witcher fame teamed up with travellers, journalists and translators to create an online travel-like experience.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wanderlust-travel-stories-game-from-ex-witcher-creators-lets-couch-potatoes-explore-the-world-7067British author and film director releases ‘profoundly moving’ novel about one of the 20th century’s most contentious war crimes – the Katyń massacrehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/british-author-and-film-director-releases-profoundly-moving-novel-about-one-of-the-20th-centurys-most-contentious-war-crimes--the-katyn-massacre-7065<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 & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hy1lk5hqlzepyrs2pqiunf.jpegThe 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/british-author-and-film-director-releases-profoundly-moving-novel-about-one-of-the-20th-centurys-most-contentious-war-crimes--the-katyn-massacre-7065US will not punish Poland over Holocaust victim's assets - presshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-will-not-punish-poland-over-holocaust-victims-assets---press-7064<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/td4r1u95uy7fdwoda749cb.jpegUS sources told Rzeczpospolita that the Trump administration has no plans to take any concrete action against Poland over the matter.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-will-not-punish-poland-over-holocaust-victims-assets---press-7064Polish unemployment rate 'hits record low' in July - Labour Ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-unemployment-rate-hits-record-low-in-july---labour-ministry-7063<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ixhh7v098j5yv8r9ihau2.jpegBorys-Szopa said she hoped for a similarly low unemployment rate at end-August.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-unemployment-rate-hits-record-low-in-july---labour-ministry-7063Warsaw's Modlin airport services 1.88 mln passengers by end-Julyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-modlin-airport-services-188-mln-passengers-by-end-july-7061<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w5mul53vxjgv64f5idj3x.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-modlin-airport-services-188-mln-passengers-by-end-july-7061Parliamentary elections to be held on October 13 - president's spokesmanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliamentary-elections-to-be-held-on-october-13---presidents-spokesman-7059<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hlw61pu85b8o3066cvbb8.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliamentary-elections-to-be-held-on-october-13---presidents-spokesman-7059Facebook giant rejects NGO’s lawsuit because it’s in Polish after BLOCKING its anti-drug websitehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/facebook-giant-rejects-ngos-lawsuit-because-its-in-polish-after-blocking-its-anti-drug-website-7057<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 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eouxucmz7rjw8wzn70jpfc.jpegFacebook says it doesn’t recognise the lawsuit because it was written in Polish.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/facebook-giant-rejects-ngos-lawsuit-because-its-in-polish-after-blocking-its-anti-drug-website-7057Is New Town Warsaw’s best-kept secret? TFN’s Stuart Dowell finds outhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/is-new-town-warsaws-best-kept-secret-tfns-stuart-dowell-finds-out-7055<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 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eavedhqwfvu6jpnw1j61s2.jpegAt 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. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/is-new-town-warsaws-best-kept-secret-tfns-stuart-dowell-finds-out-7055With NASA warning that asteroid collision is a certainty, planetary geologist begins research into how to survive deadly impacthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/with-nasa-warning-that-asteroid-collision-is-a-certainty-planetary-geologist-begins-research-into-how-to-survive-deadly-impact-7051<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 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jcgq6vdv81odwtb6cig5c.jpegAn asteroid impact with Earth is inevitable, says NASA. It’s not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/with-nasa-warning-that-asteroid-collision-is-a-certainty-planetary-geologist-begins-research-into-how-to-survive-deadly-impact-7051Fourth stage of Tour de Pologne to be shortened after Monday's fatal accidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fourth-stage-of-tour-de-pologne-to-be-shortened-after-mondays-fatal-accident-7049<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4nk4dwy9fic4ea5pc423jv.jpegThe Tuesday stage will be neutral, that means that cyclists will just ride through the distance without competing.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fourth-stage-of-tour-de-pologne-to-be-shortened-after-mondays-fatal-accident-7049Warsaw concentration camp liberation 75th anniversary markedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-concentration-camp-liberation-75th-anniversary-marked-7047<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 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9i28iwfxng7u8hya1p8jug.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-concentration-camp-liberation-75th-anniversary-marked-7047Thousands of 17th century silver coins found buried in Teutonic Knights’ churchhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thousands-of-17th-century-silver-coins-found-buried-in-teutonic-knights-church-7042<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 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6hji1kz0b4fw5reuyoc8il.jpegArchaeologists from the University of Gdańsk discovered a glazed ceramic mug handle filled with nearly 1,000 coins.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thousands-of-17th-century-silver-coins-found-buried-in-teutonic-knights-church-7042The ‘hard-working and God-fearing people’ of Bambrzy hit streets of Poznań to celebrate 300th anniversary of their 700 km migrationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-hard-working-and-god-fearing-people-of-bambrzy-hit-streets-of-poznan-to-celebrate-300th-anniversary-of-their-700-km-migration-7036<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 & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mpjzgyrufdh0gukfpqicg.jpegThe 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-hard-working-and-god-fearing-people-of-bambrzy-hit-streets-of-poznan-to-celebrate-300th-anniversary-of-their-700-km-migration-7036PM pledges to nurture sport among Poland's youthhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-pledges-to-nurture-sport-among-polands-youth-7033<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 & PoliticsSporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/12fwlynunhk7vtabuznb4r.jpegMorawiecki praised sport as character-building https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-pledges-to-nurture-sport-among-polands-youth-7033What a swimmingly good idea! Gdańsk re-introduces its libraries on beaches scheme to get people reading morehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/what-a-swimmingly-good-idea-gdansk-re-introduces-its-libraries-on-beaches-scheme-to-get-people-reading-more-7031<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/60exhtzj94lm1ocv8c2c4k.jpegTo encourage reading while on holiday libraries have launched a special summer initiative called Library on the Beach. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/what-a-swimmingly-good-idea-gdansk-re-introduces-its-libraries-on-beaches-scheme-to-get-people-reading-more-7031The Wola Massacre: On this day 75 years ago Hitler’s depraved SS began one of the largest mass murders in historyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-wola-massacre-on-this-day-75-years-ago-hitlers-depraved-ss-began-one-of-the-largest-mass-murders-in-history-1511<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bte1dkhfdj97j6z3yu94ds.jpegResidents of Wola flee in horror as a week of ‘bestial’ slaughter begins.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-wola-massacre-on-this-day-75-years-ago-hitlers-depraved-ss-began-one-of-the-largest-mass-murders-in-history-1511Warsaw to commemorate Wola Massacre victimshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-to-commemorate-wola-massacre-victims-7021<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4g5htpjudhynhh0cg5anf7.jpegMonument at the Warsaw Uprising Cemetery in Warsaw's Wola district.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-to-commemorate-wola-massacre-victims-7021Adam Kownacki slogs it out for victory in a rumble in Brooklynhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/adam-kownacki-slogs-it-out-for-victory-in-a-rumble-in-brooklyn-7019<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w91xgsggggn7c308lwo24a.jpegKownacki lands just one of the record-breaking 2,172 punches in the fight.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/adam-kownacki-slogs-it-out-for-victory-in-a-rumble-in-brooklyn-7019Call of the wild: on the hunt for the Baltic’s wild beacheshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/call-of-the-wild-on-the-hunt-for-the-baltics-wild-beaches-7017<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cpmewv4hzfm00nc3l5q6j9z.jpegIf you’re prepared to hike, it is possible to find a wild beach.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/call-of-the-wild-on-the-hunt-for-the-baltics-wild-beaches-7017Minister comes up with plan to save water as river levels drophttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/minister-comes-up-with-plan-to-save-water-as-river-levels-drop-7016<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xn28njq607hp60utvvs5a.jpegGoing down: water levels on the Warsaw stretch of the Vistula dropped to 40 centimetres in July.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/minister-comes-up-with-plan-to-save-water-as-river-levels-drop-7016City reborn: new exhibition on the forgotten role played by Poles in rebuilding a flattened cityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/city-reborn-new-exhibition-on-the-forgotten-role-played-by-poles-in-rebuilding-a-flattened-city-7013<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 & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9s2ylvsjlcxyueo6zv1z.jpegA new-look Skopje rose from the rubble thanks to the help of Poles.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/city-reborn-new-exhibition-on-the-forgotten-role-played-by-poles-in-rebuilding-a-flattened-city-7013Studying in Poland? Find out about study in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/studying-in-poland-find-out-about-study-in-poland-344<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 Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xr6whm1kftibueij3otsr.jpegStudying in Poland? Find out about study in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/studying-in-poland-find-out-about-study-in-poland-344Looking back on Joseph Conrad: Poland's most famous errant authorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/joseph-conrad-writer-andseafarer-446<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 & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ax2gd2jb993zcxyaaj64v.jpegJoseph Conrad: died on August 3, 1924.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/joseph-conrad-writer-andseafarer-446Design announced for new museum on the Greater Poland Uprisinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/design-announced-for-new-museum-on-the-greater-poland-uprising-7010<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 & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g6hj9qee847uqmw5nwd21.jpegThe design of the museum will echo the symbols of the uprising.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/design-announced-for-new-museum-on-the-greater-poland-uprising-7010‘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 camphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/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-7005<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/svy2231xmoivkdcs01e6.jpegHaving 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/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-7005Queen of the skies! Highflying Patrycja becomes first women in history to win daredevil acrobatic gliding comphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/queen-of-the-skies-highflying-patrycja-becomes-first-women-in-history-to-win-daredevil-acrobatic-gliding-comp-7002<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2v7fuk3tkdirtueordgtzq.jpegProud Patrycja Pacak took gold after thrashing her opponents with a stunning series of spins and death-defying tricks.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/queen-of-the-skies-highflying-patrycja-becomes-first-women-in-history-to-win-daredevil-acrobatic-gliding-comp-7002Astronomers create stunning 3D map of the Milky Way to study structure of the galaxyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/astronomers-create-stunning-3d-map-of-the-milky-way-to-study-structure-of-the-galaxy-6998<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 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mtj5rbrh8hkj07hw8cdr.jpegThe unique map presents a precise image of our galaxy and presents new information about the star systems in which we live.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/astronomers-create-stunning-3d-map-of-the-milky-way-to-study-structure-of-the-galaxy-6998German FM regrets wartime destruction of Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/german-fm-regrets-wartime-destruction-of-warsaw-6997<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9siv0st5pwt0v4wrvfrodnp.jpegGerman and Polish Foreign Ministers at a meeting with Polish and German youth at the Warsaw Uprising Museum.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/german-fm-regrets-wartime-destruction-of-warsaw-6997Sirens sound in Warsaw to mark uprising anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sirens-sound-in-warsaw-to-mark-uprising-anniversary-6996<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 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pcww9lw5zfkont0p61vjy.jpegAs the sirens wailed, traffic and pedestrians stopped throughout the city for a minute of silence in tribute to the uprising's fighters and victims.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sirens-sound-in-warsaw-to-mark-uprising-anniversary-6996Fascinating now-and-then photomontages show war-torn Warsaw of 1944 Uprising juxtaposed with today’s vibrant capitalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fascinating-now-and-then-photomontages-show-the-warsaw-of-war-torn-1944-juxtaposed-with-todays-vibrant-capital-6991<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 (teraz44.pl) 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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3jaa6k96gqv67ed34g37ga.jpegThirty-three 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fascinating-now-and-then-photomontages-show-the-warsaw-of-war-torn-1944-juxtaposed-with-todays-vibrant-capital-6991Architects get international acclaim for stunning Rwandan chapel designhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/architects-get-international-acclaim-for-stunning-rwandan-chapel-design-6989<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xf5u4mp3krefcf6ndgkjqi.jpegFor 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/architects-get-international-acclaim-for-stunning-rwandan-chapel-design-6989Prime Minister honours Warsaw Uprising fightershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/prime-minister-honours-warsaw-uprising-fighters-6987<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 & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tbi6xerfnxtul5ok3jq6a.jpegPrime Minister honours Warsaw Uprising fighters.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/prime-minister-honours-warsaw-uprising-fighters-6987‘I survived but am haunted by the memories’: Warsaw Uprising survivor talks exclusively to TFNhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/i-survived-but-am-haunted-by-the-memories-warsaw-uprising-survivor-talks-exclusively-to-tfn-6984<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 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/juuqomtufkhcf27b3v0bg.jpegTo 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).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/i-survived-but-am-haunted-by-the-memories-warsaw-uprising-survivor-talks-exclusively-to-tfn-6984Polish, German foreign ministers lay wreaths at commemorative monumenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-german-foreign-ministers-lay-wreaths-at-commemorative-monument-6982<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 & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nslmn46i3wrmiyeadhk1.jpegPolish, German foreign ministers lay wreaths at commemorative monument.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-german-foreign-ministers-lay-wreaths-at-commemorative-monument-6982Polish, German foreign ministers discuss historical issues in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-german-foreign-ministers-discuss-historical-issues-in-warsaw-6981<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/48ikfjkjcs65043n8a3oe5.jpegCzaputowicz (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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-german-foreign-ministers-discuss-historical-issues-in-warsaw-6981One Step Ahead: Starring in films and music videos, TFN explores the story behind what is reputed to be Poland’s most stunning staircasehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-step-ahead-starring-in-films-and-music-videos-tfn-explores-the-story-behind-what-is-reputed-to-be-polands-most-stunning-staircase-6979<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tngotqnfskrp4mdtewkqle.jpegSeemingly spiralling on forever, and appearing like a cross between a David Lynch film and a Nick Cave video.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-step-ahead-starring-in-films-and-music-videos-tfn-explores-the-story-behind-what-is-reputed-to-be-polands-most-stunning-staircase-6979Poland holds memorial service for wartime scout leaderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-holds-memorial-service-for-wartime-scout-leader-6978<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 & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/09ixx80d37d89vbblibfnen.jpegCaptain Białous, by a decision of the defence minister, was promoted posthumously to the rank of colonel in the Polish Army.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-holds-memorial-service-for-wartime-scout-leader-6978Railway passenger traffic on the rise in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/railway-passenger-traffic-on-the-rise-in-poland-6976<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r6qz8tts8ax3wcgwm1uoc.jpegRailway passenger traffic on the rise in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/railway-passenger-traffic-on-the-rise-in-poland-6976Three new e-banks set to enter markethttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-new-e-banks-set-to-enter-market-6974<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-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o0j5l13s8xgmv2eks2nc3.jpegMost major banks established on the Polish market have embraced fintech and artificial intelligence.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-new-e-banks-set-to-enter-market-6974Old black and white photos of Warsaw Uprising brought to life in incredible colourhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/old-black-and-white-photos-of-warsaw-uprising-brought-to-life-in-incredible-colour-6969<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 & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wlsjol7d76etv5d8kdc8fi.jpegMikołaj Kaczmarek’s stunning colourised photos of the Warsaw Uprising bring a shocking immediacy to the scenes depicted. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/old-black-and-white-photos-of-warsaw-uprising-brought-to-life-in-incredible-colour-6969US president to visit Poland on Aug. 31-Sept. 2 – Polish president's aidehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-president-to-visit-poland-on-aug-31-sept-2--polish-presidents-aide-6968<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jwk9unrlzuck1yy50p2r2f.jpegOn September 1, President Trump will take part in ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two, in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-president-to-visit-poland-on-aug-31-sept-2--polish-presidents-aide-6968Poland owes its freedom to Warsaw Uprising - presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-owes-its-freedom-to-warsaw-uprising---president-6967<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 & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yk4pxnawspqhryxd6ofqpp.jpegPresident Duda met the veterans of the Warsaw Uprising.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-owes-its-freedom-to-warsaw-uprising---president-6967Team behind hit Ultimate Fishing Simulator, Ultimate Games, moves to Warsaw Stock Exchangehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/team-behind-hit-ultimate-fishing-simulator-ultimate-games-moves-to-warsaw-stock-exchange-6965<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s6yih3z1fjmtn4w94s7ef.jpegTop 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/team-behind-hit-ultimate-fishing-simulator-ultimate-games-moves-to-warsaw-stock-exchange-6965Elon Musk sets tongues wagging with series of Tweets hinting Tesla service centres could soon be in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/elon-musk-sets-tongues-wagging-with-series-of-tweets-hinting-tesla-service-centres-could-soon-be-in-poland-6961<p>A new Tesla investment will be built in Poland this year, Elon Musk has announced.</p>Tue, 30 Jul 2019 15:34:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8u8mkd7uwsew0oboae83d.jpegFrom 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/elon-musk-sets-tongues-wagging-with-series-of-tweets-hinting-tesla-service-centres-could-soon-be-in-poland-6961Marvel-ous! Drawing sensation from Tarnów to illustrate Marvel’s new X-Men serieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/drawing-sensation-from-tarnow-to-illustrate-marvels-new-x-men-series-6958<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tm0qjel4bth9fi4c2bthiq.jpegMarvel announced at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego that their latest comic series Fallen Angels will be drawn by Poland’s Szymon Kudrański. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/drawing-sensation-from-tarnow-to-illustrate-marvels-new-x-men-series-6958Cop a load of that! Detective finds priceless artefacts feared looted during WWII inside museum warehousehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cop-a-load-of-that-detective-finds-priceless-artefacts-feared-looted-during-wwii-inside-museum-warehouse-6953<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 & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qepc88dpjxe4w0ag1acnt.jpegThe trio of triptychs which were thought to have been lost forever will remain under the guardianship of the National Museum in Szczecin.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cop-a-load-of-that-detective-finds-priceless-artefacts-feared-looted-during-wwii-inside-museum-warehouse-6953Strengthening int'l law Poland's priority at UN Security Council - FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/strengthening-intl-law-polands-priority-at-un-security-council---fm-6952<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dsai6wloc0l8urp57z67t4.jpegDuring 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/strengthening-intl-law-polands-priority-at-un-security-council---fm-6952The hills are alive with the sound of cleaners as thousands climb Tatras to sweep up 600kg of rubbishhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-hills-are-alive-with-the-sound-of-cleaners-as-thousands-climb-tatras-to-sweep-up-600kg-of-rubbish-6950<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7jh1fqu6qux4u2guas2e3.jpegThe 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. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-hills-are-alive-with-the-sound-of-cleaners-as-thousands-climb-tatras-to-sweep-up-600kg-of-rubbish-6950Toyota plans over 600 new jobs with major new investmentshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/toyota-plans-over-600-new-jobs-with-major-new-investments-6948<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zkj10ni80fxnj5wai3zx.jpegUp 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. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/toyota-plans-over-600-new-jobs-with-major-new-investments-6948Pole position! F1 stars of the future triumph at international racing eventhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-position-f1-stars-of-the-future-triumph-at-international-racing-event-6945<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a10f1xycmwrp706gclc9d.jpegThe team from the Silesian University of Technology excelled in nearly all categories of the international event. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-position-f1-stars-of-the-future-triumph-at-international-racing-event-6945Run silent, run deep: hunt begins for last resting place of legendary Polish subhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/run-silent-run-deep-hunt-begins-for-last-resting-place-of-legendary-polish-sub-6942<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6ekla6qst7ecc0x9znyf7r.jpegThe Orzeł. Where it now lies and what happened to it have remained a mystery since 1940.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/run-silent-run-deep-hunt-begins-for-last-resting-place-of-legendary-polish-sub-6942Inventor hopes to prevent drowning with new inflating life belthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inventor-hopes-to-prevent-drowning-with-new-inflating-life-belt-6939<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 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kqt2fq00f5qsmfvgvx1t.jpegEach year hundreds of people die from drowning in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inventor-hopes-to-prevent-drowning-with-new-inflating-life-belt-6939Google this: Pole gets top job at the internet gianthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/google-this-pole-gets-top-job-at-the-internet-giant-6937<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-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2ufs7eszhebn4rgjiv087.jpegHyrniewicz-Bieniek: the new head of Google’s global network of startups.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/google-this-pole-gets-top-job-at-the-internet-giant-6937Read all about it: intriguing the nation since going viral in July, TFN enters the mysterious “cemetery of kiosks”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/read-all-about-it-intriguing-the-nation-since-going-viral-in-july-tfn-enters-the-mysterious-cemetery-of-kiosks-6934<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/aiyyjv5q98v3jr0wbnip9p.jpegYesterday’s news. Old news kiosks await their fate in field not far from Łódź.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/read-all-about-it-intriguing-the-nation-since-going-viral-in-july-tfn-enters-the-mysterious-cemetery-of-kiosks-6934Polish ice-station design in the running for top architecture awardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-ice-station-design-in-the-running-for-top-architecture-award-6930<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 & CultureSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vppsiboy9u178pkbqunp8.jpegPolar camp. The design for the new Polish station in Antarctica.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-ice-station-design-in-the-running-for-top-architecture-award-6930Polish start ups to get access to new EU-backed investment fundhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-start-ups-to-get-access-to-new-eu-backed-investment-fund-6927<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-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o1nncj7nhhcefca41cnu84.jpegAn EU-supported investment fund will provide more energy to Poland's flourishing start-up scene.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-start-ups-to-get-access-to-new-eu-backed-investment-fund-6927Warsaw Uprising vets to get restaurant freebies in ‘Table for an Insurgent’ initiative set up to say “Thanks!”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-uprising-vets-to-get-restaurant-freebies-in-table-for-an-insurgent-initiative-set-up-to-say-thanks-6925<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 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rllyqk22jgn5d22paju45.jpegRestaurants 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-uprising-vets-to-get-restaurant-freebies-in-table-for-an-insurgent-initiative-set-up-to-say-thanks-6925Top 10 questions about the Warsaw Uprising - part 2https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/top-10-questions-about-the-warsaw-uprising---part-2-342<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 Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0xfr0ub3h3sg4fsrqdnp0ur.jpegTop 10 questions about the Warsaw Uprising - part 2https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/top-10-questions-about-the-warsaw-uprising---part-2-342Poznań’s floating eco-garden is quacking good ideahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznans-floating-eco-garden-is-quacking-good-idea-6922<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/n9or90tnslbkjfp3x50wgp.jpegIn addition to looking good, the garden provides other environmental benefits, such as increasing biodiversity in the city, while helping clean the water and air.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznans-floating-eco-garden-is-quacking-good-idea-6922Geniuses of the future get helping hand from pharm company’s SmartUp campshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/geniuses-of-the-future-get-helping-hand-from-pharm-companys-smartup-camps-6920<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 +0200BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8ah5564dipm0c0vw4xme3ot.jpegADAMED’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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/geniuses-of-the-future-get-helping-hand-from-pharm-companys-smartup-camps-6920Breakdancing opera singer to perform as lead LADY at Glyndebournehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/breakdancing-opera-singer-to-perform-as-lead-lady-at-glyndebourne-6918<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e4cbpxps4vetr7s4kvdsaf.jpegAs well as being a star opera singer, Orliński is part of a breakdance collective known as Skills Fantastikz Crew.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/breakdancing-opera-singer-to-perform-as-lead-lady-at-glyndebourne-6918Exhibition dedicated to Warsaw Uprising opens in Berlinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exhibition-dedicated-to-warsaw-uprising-opens-in-berlin-6916<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eshb2p8cals4rayilihlnd.jpeg“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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exhibition-dedicated-to-warsaw-uprising-opens-in-berlin-6916Int'l Roma and Sinti Genocide Remembrance Day on Aug. 2https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/intl-roma-and-sinti-genocide-remembrance-day-on-aug-2-6915<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/23mintdxgkffvd2dvzicwb.jpegLast year observances marking the anniversary of the liquidation by Germans of the Gypsy camp.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/intl-roma-and-sinti-genocide-remembrance-day-on-aug-2-6915Microsoft’s mixed reality ‘Minority Report’ glasses will revolutionise lab work – and Polish firm is behind the softwarehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/microsofts-mixed-reality-minority-report-glasses-will-revolutionise-lab-work--and-polish-firm-is-behind-the-software-6912<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 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/42ec9wzpflkpjubmcckm2.jpegThe 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. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/microsofts-mixed-reality-minority-report-glasses-will-revolutionise-lab-work--and-polish-firm-is-behind-the-software-6912Polish PM says largely satisfied with von der Leyen meetinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-says-largely-satisfied-with-von-der-leyen-meeting-6910<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/whrvihk9hvl11pbisfd8jl.jpegPolish PM says largely satisfied with von der Leyen meeting.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-says-largely-satisfied-with-von-der-leyen-meeting-6910HELP! Church’s prayers for new facelift answered by trendy Wrocław design company – and the results are stunning!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/help-churchs-prayers-for-new-facelift-answered-by-trendy-wroclaw-design-company--and-the-results-are-stunning-6908<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p5t3t7s1zqtrxkgtafk4.jpegBy 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/help-churchs-prayers-for-new-facelift-answered-by-trendy-wroclaw-design-company--and-the-results-are-stunning-6908Pilots return from epic two-month-long Warsaw-Japan round trip in 1970s biplanehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pilots-return-from-epic-two-month-long-warsaw-japan-round-trip-in-1970s-biplane-6906<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j5vfko99hrepwkozgxtmj.jpegLeaving Warsaw on May 28th, it took the pilots approximately 200 flight hours to complete their 24,000 kilometre odyssey.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pilots-return-from-epic-two-month-long-warsaw-japan-round-trip-in-1970s-biplane-6906Polish film The Other Lamb to be screened at Toronto Film Festivalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-film-the-other-lamb-to-be-screened-at-toronto-film-festival-6904<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/potx2pcvm6oph9umlu8k5.jpegSzumowska's film was made as an Irish-Belgian co-production.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-film-the-other-lamb-to-be-screened-at-toronto-film-festival-6904Warsaw train station proves it’s on the right track after being given cultural heritage statushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-train-station-proves-its-on-the-right-track-after-being-given-cultural-heritage-status-6900<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 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/y5v523qrso8i5al6adf49g.jpegThe 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-train-station-proves-its-on-the-right-track-after-being-given-cultural-heritage-status-6900Tennis champ Rafael Nadal splashes out on Polish yachthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tennis-champ-rafal-nadal-splashes-out-on-polish-yacht-6896<p>Tennis ace Rafael Nadal has splashed out on a personalized luxury yacht made in Poland.</p>Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:51:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jw0uztuoduijlgbjuhrv4.jpegAccording 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.'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tennis-champ-rafal-nadal-splashes-out-on-polish-yacht-6896Mayor offers reward to first couple to have a boy in village where only girls are bornhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mayor-offers-reward-to-first-couple-to-have-a-boy-in-village-where-only-girls-are-born-6892<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zq2ukmtylbhcwck27najo9.jpegOver the last nine years, only girls have been born in the village of Miejsce Odrzańskie. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mayor-offers-reward-to-first-couple-to-have-a-boy-in-village-where-only-girls-are-born-6892Body found on WWII shipwreck is diver who went missing 7 YEARS agohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/body-found-on-wwii-shipwreck-is-diver-who-went-missing-7-years-ago-6890<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/iozwk8p1r6xh2hkj0m3ff.jpegRobert Szlecht body was found on the wreck of the Wilhelm Gustloff transport carrier which was sunk during WWII. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/body-found-on-wwii-shipwreck-is-diver-who-went-missing-7-years-ago-6890Poland an increasingly attractive travel destination – tourist org.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-an-increasingly-attractive-travel-destination--tourist-org-6889<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qvi39qsd5o8z7uzvfla0m.jpegAccording to Andrzejczyk, Poland is seen as a safe and attractive country for tourism offering high-quality services at affordable prices.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-an-increasingly-attractive-travel-destination--tourist-org-6889Incredible giant eco-statues made of sand appear in Poznańhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/incredible-giant-eco-statues-made-of-sand-appear-in-poznan-6887<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 & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5m8lzx236uwjun54xbm61.jpegIncredible giant eco-statues made of sand appear in Poznań https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/incredible-giant-eco-statues-made-of-sand-appear-in-poznan-6887Burnt human remains found in graves dating back over 1,000 yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/burnt-human-remains-found-in-graves-dating-back-over-1000-years-6885<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 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hx9ip2cfiprj5209oc0z.jpegAll the bodies were incinerated before being buried.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/burnt-human-remains-found-in-graves-dating-back-over-1000-years-6885Auschwitz liberation anniversary events to be held in Poland - officialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/auschwitz-liberation-anniversary-events-to-be-held-in-poland---official-6884<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/swg2jrtlyikvbiy5yeatxi.jpegThe 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/auschwitz-liberation-anniversary-events-to-be-held-in-poland---official-6884Camel-loving couple open healthy camel farm to help fight diabeteshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/camel-loving-couple-open-healthy-camel-farm-to-help-fight-diabetes-6882<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w55mocs99bedhgxmpyqefp.jpegMonika Szymańska imported camels from Europe with help from camel breeders around the world.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/camel-loving-couple-open-healthy-camel-farm-to-help-fight-diabetes-6882EC president to visit Warsaw on Thursdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-president-to-visit-warsaw-on-thursday-6881<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8mlo9bhnnod0physg3frx.jpegUrsula von der Leyen to visit Warsaw. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-president-to-visit-warsaw-on-thursday-6881March of Remembrance marks Warsaw Ghetto liquidation anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/march-of-remembrance-marks-warsaw-ghetto-liquidation-anniversary-6880<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 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4m7vg03bcwvzreg4ig47h.jpegThe 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).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/march-of-remembrance-marks-warsaw-ghetto-liquidation-anniversary-6880Electric motorcycle built by Wrocław students wins award in Barcelonahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/electric-motorcycle-built-by-wroclaw-students-wins-award-in-barcelona-6879<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 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0h8zc65k7orr73fyman94jg.jpegLEM Thunder v2 was presented for the first time in Wrocław a week before the competition.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/electric-motorcycle-built-by-wroclaw-students-wins-award-in-barcelona-6879Happy Birthday, little one! Iconic Fiat 126p, known fondly as Maluch (little one), turns 46 todayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/happy-birthday-little-one-iconic-fiat-126p-known-fondly-as-maluch-little-one-tuns-46-today-6875<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 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hajsjwi2fcjft9z0yv1uv.jpegDespite its miniscule size, the car fulfilled the dream of Poles struggling under the communist rationing.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/happy-birthday-little-one-iconic-fiat-126p-known-fondly-as-maluch-little-one-tuns-46-today-6875Illyrian God of War temple found above picturesque Bay in Montenegrohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/illyrian-god-of-war-temple-found-above-picturesque-bay-in-montenegro-6872<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 & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x763y9pt0ygjdkkfm23jt.jpegArchaeologists’ 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. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/illyrian-god-of-war-temple-found-above-picturesque-bay-in-montenegro-6872Hero climbers carry out daring rescue mission after Italian plunges over 100 feet off side of Himalayan mountainhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hero-climbers-carry-out-daring-rescue-mission-after-italian-plunges-over-100-feet-off-side-of-himalayan-mountain-6865<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 +0200SportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ustujiu9yaqwznnf37oc3s.jpegThe 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. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hero-climbers-carry-out-daring-rescue-mission-after-italian-plunges-over-100-feet-off-side-of-himalayan-mountain-6865Polish PM second most influential EU leader - surveyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-second-most-influential-eu-leader---survey-6862<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kwhjtc5obq76xg14od6my.jpegPM Morawiecki was supported by 21.4 percent of respondents while Angela Merkel by 55.7 percent.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-second-most-influential-eu-leader---survey-6862Streets ahead: TFN explores the experimental festival that’s helped returned one of Warsaw’s great historic streets back from the deadhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/streets-ahead-tfn-explores-the-experimental-festival-thats-helped-returned-one-of-warsaws-great-historic-streets-back-from-the-dead-6859<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/er53ch1d7b74k9nk9v9x94.jpegOrchestral maneuvers in the street. Ząbkowska Street marches to a new beat.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/streets-ahead-tfn-explores-the-experimental-festival-thats-helped-returned-one-of-warsaws-great-historic-streets-back-from-the-dead-6859Poland calls on Iran for immediate release of British vessel - ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-calls-on-iran-for-immediate-release-of-british-vessel---ministry-6858<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j8rn4viomk91h3etfbvd.jpegThe 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-calls-on-iran-for-immediate-release-of-british-vessel---ministry-6858Twenty-five detained after incidents at LGBT march in Białystokhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/twenty-five-detained-after-incidents-at-lgbt-march-in-bialystok-6857<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wg0kfkffesp7df85arjta.jpegPolice 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/twenty-five-detained-after-incidents-at-lgbt-march-in-bialystok-6857Remembrance March to honour victims of Warsaw Ghetto's liquidationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/remembrance-march-to-honour-victims-of-warsaw-ghettos-liquidation-6856<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ylv7smbuptnn4wo4j81dys.jpegLast 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/remembrance-march-to-honour-victims-of-warsaw-ghettos-liquidation-6856Polish gaming industry on the uphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-gaming-industry-on-the-up-6854<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o4cz4l2v926ii2tzfwiej.jpegThe value of the gaming market broke the PLN 25 billion mark in second quarter.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-gaming-industry-on-the-up-6854Poland’s second oldest cinema lives again thanks to facelifthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-second-oldest-cinema-lives-again-thanks-to-facelift-6853<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/79xd574ki9igrf4oo7wtr.jpegMuza re-opens its doors again after the 111-year-old cinema underwent a lengthy modernisation.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-second-oldest-cinema-lives-again-thanks-to-facelift-6853British minister urges Poles to secure rights before Brexithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/british-minister-urges-poles-to-secure-rights-before-brexit-6851<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sylxhs88uk0d1dobfc5yg.jpegUK Minister of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes told PAP the fulfillment of all formalities should not be put off until the last moment.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/british-minister-urges-poles-to-secure-rights-before-brexit-6851Foreign media praise Fairweather's biography of Polish wartime herohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/foreign-media-praise-fairweathers-biography-of-polish-wartime-hero-6849<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8wwdcamz824rf9ryh2m6h9.jpegThe Volunteer was published in late June, early July, on both sides of the ocean.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/foreign-media-praise-fairweathers-biography-of-polish-wartime-hero-6849Man digs up papal seal dating back to Middle Ages in his gardenhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/man-digs-up-papal-seal-dating-back-to-middle-ages-in-his-garden-6846<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 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bnrr75euu9s4obpfhocr1t.jpegThe seal, made of lead, dates back to the times of Pope Nicholas III.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/man-digs-up-papal-seal-dating-back-to-middle-ages-in-his-garden-6846Mystery of what Kamień Pomorski witch looked like could soon be solved with help of 3D skullhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mystery-of-what-kamien-pomorski-witch-looked-like-could-soon-be-solved-with-help-of-3d-skull-6841<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 +0200ScienceHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/y0uzsfejbi6gk9hh7nr3o.jpegResearchers 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mystery-of-what-kamien-pomorski-witch-looked-like-could-soon-be-solved-with-help-of-3d-skull-6841Top 10 questions about the Warsaw Uprising - part 1https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/top-10-questions-about-the-warsaw-uprising---part-1-338<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 Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/25sldemyz6vxt3otfss9s.jpegTop 10 questions about the Warsaw Uprising - part 1https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/top-10-questions-about-the-warsaw-uprising---part-1-338Puurfect! Adorable rare Manul kittens born in Wrocław zoohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/puurfect-adorable-rare-manul-kittens-born-in-wroclaw-zoo-6839<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f5zc3drya3a6wd0txzo8.jpegAlso 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/puurfect-adorable-rare-manul-kittens-born-in-wroclaw-zoo-6839Poland biggest producer of blackcurrants in EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-biggest-producer-of-blackcurrants-in-eu-6837<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sss9r98ck4j7hxpujvnv9.jpegThe great popularity of growing currants is attributed to their health properties, taste and demand from the processing industry, the Centre for Agriculture wrote.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-biggest-producer-of-blackcurrants-in-eu-6837The violinist who can!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-violinist-who-can-6835<p>We have a saying in Poland: Poles can do it!</p>Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:46:00 +0200LifeWhy So Serious?https://images.thefirstnews.com/vjlnwaldh7ahxw0i7cgd0v.jpegPatrycja 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-violinist-who-can-6835Forgotten holidays remembered in series of beautifully designed postage stampshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/forgotten-holidays-remembered-in-series-of-delightful-postage-stamps-6833<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3lfhkveqomdx94bd1uetnr.pngEach of the sets were designed to create one, cohesive illustration when seen together, as well as eye-catching individual pieces.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/forgotten-holidays-remembered-in-series-of-delightful-postage-stamps-6833Largest increase in EP election turnout in Poland - Eurobarometerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/largest-increase-in-ep-election-turnout-in-poland---eurobarometer-6830<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/24mbu1bwq68uli2yddn7cg.jpegThe turnout registered in Poland rose by 22 points.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/largest-increase-in-ep-election-turnout-in-poland---eurobarometer-6830Classic American movie The Jazz Singer brought to life on Warsaw stagehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/classic-american-movie-the-jazz-singer-brought-to-life-on-warsaw-stage-6828<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 Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1a2u69v66p8f5tgu02w5h.jpeg“Jazz Singer – The Musical” opened in Warsaw’s Teatr Żydowski (Jewish Theatre) on 14th of June to enthusiastic reception and great reviews.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/classic-american-movie-the-jazz-singer-brought-to-life-on-warsaw-stage-6828Poland's music festival to promote European Commissionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-music-festival-to-promote-european-commission-6826<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vlddw9cx25ut9p85k294k.jpegThe Audioriver festival, held in Płock for the 14th time, is one of the largest events of its kind in Europe.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-music-festival-to-promote-european-commission-6826Wheelie good! Designer creates Poland’s first e-motorbike with 3D printerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wheelie-good-designer-creates-polands-first-e-motorbike-with-3d-printer-6824<p>A young designer has created Poland’s first electric motorbike – using a 3D printer.</p>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:04:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dwivmyku7emifm1nokknf.jpegPiotr Krzyczkowski from Warsaw came up with the idea for his Falectra bike while studying in Italy.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wheelie-good-designer-creates-polands-first-e-motorbike-with-3d-printer-6824Poland leads the way in EU for residency permitshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-leads-the-way-in-eu-for-residency-permits-6822<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 & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g5iqorqzyk8a2bk04t4tqn.jpegAccording to Eurostat, Poland was the main country giving first residence permits to people from Ukraine.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-leads-the-way-in-eu-for-residency-permits-6822Trump to attend WWII outbreak anniversary in Warsaw - Polish deputy PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/trump-to-attend-wwii-outbreak-anniversary-in-warsaw---polish-deputy-pm-6817<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6bv9fjz2zgi6oqy1uranv4.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/trump-to-attend-wwii-outbreak-anniversary-in-warsaw---polish-deputy-pm-6817Ryanair to train pilots in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ryanair-to-train-pilots-in-poland-6820<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zmi95t4exdatf6a7rksgd.jpegThe intensive pilot training will last eighteen months, after which candidates will be ready to join training for Ryanair's Boeing 737 aircraft. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ryanair-to-train-pilots-in-poland-6820Poland should follow Israel in water management - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-should-follow-israel-in-water-management---minister-6816<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lrdeb7iv3oiccq0isc78to.jpegArdanowski said water management, irrigation and water improvement could be among the major cooperation areas between Poland and Israel.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-should-follow-israel-in-water-management---minister-6816Global E-mobility Forum to be held in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/global-e-mobility-forum-to-be-held-in-warsaw-6814<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/l53qw0losoem60t86gow5.jpegElectric bus in Katowice.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/global-e-mobility-forum-to-be-held-in-warsaw-6814Record breaking gamers are inaugurated into first World Cyber Games Hall Of Famehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/record-breaking-gamers-are-inaugurated-into-first-world-cyber-games-hall-of-fame-6809<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1mfjoa4t3d6h60z93appvkv.pngPole 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/record-breaking-gamers-are-inaugurated-into-first-world-cyber-games-hall-of-fame-6809Over the moon! New app lets users get full moon landing experiencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-the-moon-new-app-lets-users-get-full-moon-landing-experience-6804<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 +0200BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/l7t4enxekatscv01r55p.jpegTo 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-the-moon-new-app-lets-users-get-full-moon-landing-experience-6804Incredible true story of swashbuckling Polish agent who became resistance leader and chief saboteur in WWII Greecehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/incredible-true-story-of-swashbuckling-polish-agent-who-became-resistance-leader-and-chief-saboteur-in-wwii-greece-6799<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ogp0vt1qevd99xmnoyouf.pngRecruited 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/incredible-true-story-of-swashbuckling-polish-agent-who-became-resistance-leader-and-chief-saboteur-in-wwii-greece-6799Polish exhibition to be shown worldwide on WWII outbreak anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-exhibition-to-be-shown-worldwide-on-wwii-outbreak-anniversary-6796<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 & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gvgmb06qvqmklwne6n47ui.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-exhibition-to-be-shown-worldwide-on-wwii-outbreak-anniversary-6796Polish firm receives certificate to produce Mk-82 bombs for F-16shttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-firm-receives-certificate-to-produce-mk-82-bombs-for-f-16s-6794<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sog93habgmqa09s20lhznh.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-firm-receives-certificate-to-produce-mk-82-bombs-for-f-16s-6794Płock modular building firm looking to take over Europehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/plock-modular-building-firm-looking-to-take-over-europe-6792<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/undqu257hdwqpiauri0js.jpegThe rise in popularity of modular buildings could be down to the speed in which they can be completed and the flexibility they offer.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/plock-modular-building-firm-looking-to-take-over-europe-6792Lithuanian president's visit important sign of friendship - President Dudahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lithuanian-presidents-visit-important-sign-of-friendship---president-duda-6791<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/31fl16bjikxg0bdcd913gv.jpegGitanas Nauseda, the newly sworn in President of the Republic of Lithuania, is paying an official visit to Warsaw on Tuesday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lithuanian-presidents-visit-important-sign-of-friendship---president-duda-6791Unbe-leaf-able! Stunning 5th century treasure found lying under pile of LEAVES in foresthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/unbe-leaf-able-stunning-5th-century-treasure-found-lying-under-pile-of-leaves-in-forest-6789<p>Treasure from the 5th Century has been found in a forest in North-Western Poland.</p>Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:14:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kpz6szut0ag2auirw7sebd.jpegThe ornate discovery came as a surprise to local foresters.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/unbe-leaf-able-stunning-5th-century-treasure-found-lying-under-pile-of-leaves-in-forest-6789EUR 27.9 bln invested in Poland's special economic zones in 2018https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eur-279-bln-invested-in-polands-special-economic-zones-in-2018-6787<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pk7hr2jj6vbi6yx381fmbm.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eur-279-bln-invested-in-polands-special-economic-zones-in-2018-6787Women of the revolution: Solidarity heroes remembered in series of stunning muralshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/women-of-the-revolution-solidarity-heroes-remembered-in-series-of-stunning-murals-6785<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 & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/juqg1wfmlmn8mh4vzakdye.jpegThe murals depict several dozen women who were active in the anti-communist opposition in the 1980s.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/women-of-the-revolution-solidarity-heroes-remembered-in-series-of-stunning-murals-6785President meets with diaspora youth from Easthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-meets-with-diaspora-youth-from-east-6783<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ybwyacb2sstsslwht4l.jpegIn his address, Duda called the gathered diaspora young ambassadors of Polishness in their communities.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-meets-with-diaspora-youth-from-east-6783Underdogs Poland thrash ‘the great Brazil’ 3-0 in Nation’s League finalshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/underdogs-poland-thrash-the-great-brazil-3-0-in-nations-league-finals-6781<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/azjfax5w1cmde8wgn42omc.jpegPoland’s ‘experimental team’ celebrate after thrashing Brazil 25-17, 25-23, 25-21 in the FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League in Chicago.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/underdogs-poland-thrash-the-great-brazil-3-0-in-nations-league-finals-6781Poland's former labour min to be suggested as EC c'ttee head - sourcehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-former-labour-min-to-be-suggested-as-ec-cttee-head---source-6780<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w5a3jcliyfdp4zm45imss.jpegMEP Elżbieta Rafalska, a former Polish family and labour minister.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-former-labour-min-to-be-suggested-as-ec-cttee-head---source-6780Battle of Grunwald: One of history’s ‘greatest battles’ remembered on 609th anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/battle-of-grunwald-one-of-historys-greatest-battles-remembered-on-609th-anniversary-6778<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3aqo8u5zbehxadyq62jsr.jpegIn 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/battle-of-grunwald-one-of-historys-greatest-battles-remembered-on-609th-anniversary-6778Upper house speaker meets youth of Polish origin in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/upper-house-speaker-meets-youth-of-polish-origin-in-warsaw-6776<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8l1vzgpm21uhxa1ari8igs.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/upper-house-speaker-meets-youth-of-polish-origin-in-warsaw-6776Heroes awarded France’s highest honour after rescuing alpinist from ‘killer mountain’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/heroes-awarded-frances-highest-honour-after-rescuing-alpinist-from-killer-mountain-6774<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 & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xc2i62wp358z79pavk2g68.jpegHero 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. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/heroes-awarded-frances-highest-honour-after-rescuing-alpinist-from-killer-mountain-6774Polish president welcomes Slovak counterpart in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-welcomes-slovak-counterpart-in-warsaw-6772<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gqa4cco5ltsoimlyssrkwa.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-welcomes-slovak-counterpart-in-warsaw-6772Water world: TFN explores the mysterious pleasures of Warsaw’s historic Filtry Stationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/water-world-tfn-explores-the-mysterious-pleasures-of-warsaws-historic-filtry-station-6766<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 & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gmnxpuzy3lx908ffczcn.jpegCity depths. The Filtry Station is one of the marvels of Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/water-world-tfn-explores-the-mysterious-pleasures-of-warsaws-historic-filtry-station-6766Poland’s population to shrink by more than 25 percent says EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-population-to-shrink-by-more-than-25-percent-says-eu-6763<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 & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wn2snpwgv8rfzx2y1nqoh.jpegEU predictions show a startling decline in Poland’s population.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-population-to-shrink-by-more-than-25-percent-says-eu-6763Treely romantic: two trees locked in a lovers’ embracehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/treely-romantic-two-trees-locked-in-a-lovers-embrace-6761<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sau0alp8xhgozmlwzpm9r9.jpegThe two trees appear to be embracing each other.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/treely-romantic-two-trees-locked-in-a-lovers-embrace-6761Three-way device brings water hygiene to those most in needhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-way-device-brings-water-hygiene-to-those-most-in-need-6754<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 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2oagl077f913yqkk4wzeft.jpegLight weight and small the Handy Shower can go anywhere.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-way-device-brings-water-hygiene-to-those-most-in-need-6754Youth sailing festival unfurls its sails off Gdynia’s shoreshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/youth-sailing-festival-unfurls-its-sails-off-gdynias-shores-6751<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6ez8payentcy8ktrue5ep.jpegSail on. Young sailors will take to the seas in the world youth sailing championships next week.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/youth-sailing-festival-unfurls-its-sails-off-gdynias-shores-6751Group with artificial limbs conquers one of Poland’s highest mountains in gruelling slog to the tophttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/group-with-artificial-limbs-conquers-one-of-polands-highest-mountains-in-gruelling-slog-to-the-top-6747<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 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sql8qlvof7mzpv7575mmqc.jpegHitting new heights. The group celebrates getting to the top of the mountain.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/group-with-artificial-limbs-conquers-one-of-polands-highest-mountains-in-gruelling-slog-to-the-top-6747New Lithuanian president to visit Poland on Tuesdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-lithuanian-president-to-visit-poland-on-tuesday-6745<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/l2t1epk4qlm5rdq6dia3au.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-lithuanian-president-to-visit-poland-on-tuesday-6745Take a walk on the green side: Globetrotting ex journo creates online map of world’s best places for eco-friendly productshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/take-a-walk-on-the-green-side-globetrotting-ex-journo-creates-online-map-of-worlds-best-places-for-eco-friendly-products-6742<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 (ethymaps.com), an interactive map that aims to present eco-friendly venues found around the globe.</p>Fri, 12 Jul 2019 17:13:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bfpseinj06p6d1gx5xwnz3.pngJulia 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.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/take-a-walk-on-the-green-side-globetrotting-ex-journo-creates-online-map-of-worlds-best-places-for-eco-friendly-products-6742Łódź firm produces fat-busting drug which could save 450 million globally from liver diseasehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lodz-firm-produces-fat-busting-drug-which-could-save-450-million-globally-from-liver-disease-6740<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 +0200BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mls4lv0domc4fl09muuea.jpegThe drug has had a positive effect in reducing liver fibrosis.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lodz-firm-produces-fat-busting-drug-which-could-save-450-million-globally-from-liver-disease-6740Poland's industrial production up in May - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-in-may---eurostat-6739<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ptk0hcylaw18bmsh7f4.jpegPoland's industrial production rose by 5.1 percent year on year in May 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-in-may---eurostat-6739Polish National Football Team channel the famous Winged Hussarshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-national-football-team-channel-the-famous-winged-hussars-335<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 Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u3vlel4jm596pjtn89dke9.jpegPolish National Football Team channel the famous Winged Hussarshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-national-football-team-channel-the-famous-winged-hussars-335Rare prehistoric gold jewellery dubbed ‘treasure of Kuźnica Głogowska’ found buried in foresthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rare-prehistoric-gold-jewellery-dubbed-treasure-of-kuznica-glogowska-found-buried-in-forest-6735<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 +0200ScienceHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u83ufo781rcio01rp0xcm.pngThe Bronze Age jewellery was stumbled upon in a forest when local man Robert Baron went for an afternoon stroll. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rare-prehistoric-gold-jewellery-dubbed-treasure-of-kuznica-glogowska-found-buried-in-forest-6735Taiwan wants greater ties with Poland - Taiwanese FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/taiwan-wants-greater-ties-with-poland---taiwanese-fm-6732<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ob15ms99dng1sasjqz1pw.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/taiwan-wants-greater-ties-with-poland---taiwanese-fm-6732Military parade on Polish Armed Forces Day to be held in Katowicehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/military-parade-on-polish-armed-forces-day-to-be-held-in-katowice-6728<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s007d97apwa5krspfgxbjr.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/military-parade-on-polish-armed-forces-day-to-be-held-in-katowice-6728Utterly Paw-some! Adorable Labrador pup born with three legs gets new prosthetic one for freehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/utterly-paw-some-adorable-labrador-pup-born-with-three-legs-gets-new-prosthetic-one-for-free-6721<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 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mblpxf88mz8p9yssftb1s.jpegTruffle the Labrador was born with only three legs but thanks to kind-hearted staff at Rzeszów Orthopedic Institute she now has four.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/utterly-paw-some-adorable-labrador-pup-born-with-three-legs-gets-new-prosthetic-one-for-free-6721Archaeologists uncover secrets of 18th century city on banks of the river Nilehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/archaeologists-uncover-secrets-of-18th-century-city-on-banks-of-the-river-nile-6719<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 +0200ScienceHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ssnxwbhmmhgjzm5z7wto.jpegExcavations in Dongola reveal remains of 18th-century housing.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/archaeologists-uncover-secrets-of-18th-century-city-on-banks-of-the-river-nile-6719Polish gov't to support organisation of 2023 European Gameshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-govt-to-support-organisation-of-2023-european-games-6717<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/49lk5hlcsesim2uwzkpaqh.jpegDeputy 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-govt-to-support-organisation-of-2023-european-games-6717Over 100,000 slaughtered with axes, pitchforks, scythes and knives: The Wołyń massacre started 76 years ago today and lasted for two yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-100000-slaughtered-with-axes-pitchforks-scythes-and-knives-the-wolyn-massacre-started-76-years-ago-today-and-lasted-for-two-years-6714<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ffdjys3ns8a4rzktrzm1gj.jpegPolish victims of a massacre committed by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in the village of Lipniki, Wołyń, 1943.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-100000-slaughtered-with-axes-pitchforks-scythes-and-knives-the-wolyn-massacre-started-76-years-ago-today-and-lasted-for-two-years-6714Eastern Partnership should be elevated to higher level - Polish FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eastern-partnership-should-be-elevated-to-higher-level---polish-fm-6712<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/63plt9ek8bgmyhq6uape8r.jpegCzaputowicz underlined the role of the project in the stabilisation of partner countries.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eastern-partnership-should-be-elevated-to-higher-level---polish-fm-6712Kraków students build solar powered airplanehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-students-build-solar-powered-airplane-6710<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 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pahqce7uiec5wneawsfi2.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-students-build-solar-powered-airplane-6710Jesse Jackson to attend Roma Genocide Remembrance Day in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/jesse-jackson-to-attend-roma-genocide-remembrance-day-in-poland-6707<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 & PoliticsHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/miwhx9x7emfbcouz5axgi.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/jesse-jackson-to-attend-roma-genocide-remembrance-day-in-poland-6707Poland's 2019 GDP growth forecast raised to second highest in Europehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-2019-gdp-growth-forecast-raised-to-second-highest-in-europe-6705<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 & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/29scrqupj2n2zjc560k3.jpegThe 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-2019-gdp-growth-forecast-raised-to-second-highest-in-europe-6705Girl power! High-flying exec Kinga Stanisławska joins new European Innovation Councilhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/girl-power-high-flying-exec-kinga-stanislawska-joins-new-european-innovation-council-6704<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nlq07pn3n9qfikp2ywijb8.jpegStanisławska, 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).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/girl-power-high-flying-exec-kinga-stanislawska-joins-new-european-innovation-council-6704Heroes 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 Squadronhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/heroes-of-the-skies-on-anniversary-of-the-start-of-the-battle-of-britain-tfns-stuart-dowell-looks-back-at-the-contribution-of-the-polish-303-squadron-6702<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s9o01lxcioe5u0lgyscy68.jpegThe achievements of the Poles during the battle aroused the admiration of the British. They were even personally honoured by King George VI. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/heroes-of-the-skies-on-anniversary-of-the-start-of-the-battle-of-britain-tfns-stuart-dowell-looks-back-at-the-contribution-of-the-polish-303-squadron-6702Warsaw's Modlin airport serviced 1.58 mln passengers by end-Junehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-modlin-airport-serviced-158-mln-passengers-by-end-june-6701<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v9vtavhya7sanpizrwxw0h.jpegModlin Airport was built in 2012.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-modlin-airport-serviced-158-mln-passengers-by-end-june-6701Bus maker Solaris to deliver 250 electric vehicles to Milanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bus-maker-solaris-to-deliver-250-electric-vehicles-to-milan-6699<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1r5yx01g4ci93qqmq4ysa8.jpegPolish bus maker Solaris Bus & Coachhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bus-maker-solaris-to-deliver-250-electric-vehicles-to-milan-6699Poland's Pendolinos carry 17.5 mln passengers over 30 mln kilometreshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-pendolinos-carry-175-mln-passengers-over-30-mln-kilometres-6697<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dlebi6chmiki7ntg1n3s5.jpegPendolinohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-pendolinos-carry-175-mln-passengers-over-30-mln-kilometres-6697He’s a record breaker! Bukowiecki wins gold with longest shot put throw in 34 YEARS!!!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hes-a-record-breaker-bukowiecki-wins-gold-with-longest-shot-put-throw-in-34-years-6693<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6zuzask7a89iyh7ieyjf8.jpegKonrad Bukowiecki does Poland proud after winning gold and breaking previous record for distance at the 2019 Summer Universiade championships in Naples, Italy.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hes-a-record-breaker-bukowiecki-wins-gold-with-longest-shot-put-throw-in-34-years-66931,000-year-old grave could be that of Viking warrior womanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/1000-year-old-grave-could-be-that-of-viking-warrior-woman-6686<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 +0200ScienceHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pskebf6ehb3yhcabdigrv.jpegWomen 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/1000-year-old-grave-could-be-that-of-viking-warrior-woman-6686Gdynia added to UNESCO learning cities network listhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdynia-added-to-unesco-learning-cities-network-list-6682<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c1ucnlgi5se1aiojruh734.jpegThe 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdynia-added-to-unesco-learning-cities-network-list-6682Poland second biggest producer of raspberries in Europehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-second-biggest-producer-of-raspberries-in-europe-6680<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rgjrc4sfqy56lq7mnx4an.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-second-biggest-producer-of-raspberries-in-europe-6680Theft, murder, stolen art and spies: Sleuth stumbles upon clue in 45-year-old mystery which could lead to valuable stolen paintinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/theft-murder-stolen-art-and-spies-sleuth-stumbles-upon-clue-in-45-year-old-mystery-which-could-lead-to-valuable-stolen-painting-6677<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 & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g3lzl5ecvbii7yyikby6qp.jpegFor 45 years, the fate of the painting by Flemish painter Pieter Brueghel II has remained a total mystery.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/theft-murder-stolen-art-and-spies-sleuth-stumbles-upon-clue-in-45-year-old-mystery-which-could-lead-to-valuable-stolen-painting-667716th Singer's Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture to open on August 24https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/16th-singers-warsaw-festival-of-jewish-culture-to-open-on-august-24-6674<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/51vw39dpjolimbm1c230s9.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/16th-singers-warsaw-festival-of-jewish-culture-to-open-on-august-24-6674Scientists create power drug 5,000 times STRONGER than standard painkillershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/scientists-create-power-drug-5000-times-stronger-than-standard-painkillers-6671<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 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rpxewtikvtolxfhi07ld9.jpegThe team of research chemists created the substance, which belongs to the peptidomimetic family.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/scientists-create-power-drug-5000-times-stronger-than-standard-painkillers-6671Poland advances in ranking of places seen as good to livehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-advances-in-ranking-of-places-seen-as-good-to-live-6669<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w0teeo1cv5jsea9488vjwj.jpegA year ago Poland was 23rd, now it has moved to 13th.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-advances-in-ranking-of-places-seen-as-good-to-live-6669Poland and USA guarantee peace in Europe - US ambassadorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-and-usa-guarantee-peace-in-europe---us-ambassador-6667<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yqr8shlhrkiu2ikld5mwzr.jpegMosbacher went on to express pleasure at seeing US soldiers standing arm-in-arm with Polish troops and said it showed the two countries' cooperation.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-and-usa-guarantee-peace-in-europe---us-ambassador-6667The celebrity cooking sensation descended from royalty who is taking Poland by stormhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-celebrity-cooking-sensation-descended-from-royalty-who-is-taking-poland-by-storm-6665<p>It’s the smile that gets you first.</p>Mon, 08 Jul 2019 13:06:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d9llurqs3htqdh0yc7gps.jpegFronting Afro Chef Street Food, a busy unit specializing in casual African dishes, Joseph Seeletso has been key to the concept’s staggering popularity.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-celebrity-cooking-sensation-descended-from-royalty-who-is-taking-poland-by-storm-6665UNESCO adds ancient Polish mine region to list of World Heritage Siteshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/unesco-adds-ancient-polish-mine-region-to-list-of-world-heritage-sites-6664<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gvf4j9fjstk2oi6z3oj086.jpegThe flint mining museum in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/unesco-adds-ancient-polish-mine-region-to-list-of-world-heritage-sites-6664In Pilecki’s footsteps: the story behind the book ‘The Volunteer’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/in-pileckis-footsteps-the-story-behind-the-book-the-volunteer-6661<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 & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ofhv00e1vlkrm7cngsde1l.jpegEntitled ‘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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/in-pileckis-footsteps-the-story-behind-the-book-the-volunteer-6661Warsaw café puts its best green foot forward in the fight against plastic and wastehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-cafe-puts-its-best-green-foot-forward-in-the-fight-against-plastic-and-waste-6659<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8l64u3bow84owndsw9bwh.jpegFrom ditching plastic straws to using natural fabrics for packaging, Stor has striven to be green.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-cafe-puts-its-best-green-foot-forward-in-the-fight-against-plastic-and-waste-6659App that brings people together for love, parties, sport and much more looks to expandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/app-that-brings-people-together-for-love-parties-sport-and-much-more-looks-to-expand-6657<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-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/y70mz8363yo5med87k18b.jpegHeyWay want to get 10,000 users in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/app-that-brings-people-together-for-love-parties-sport-and-much-more-looks-to-expand-6657Photo album lifts lid on story of Jewish family that survived the Holocaust and the Pole that helped themhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/photo-album-lifts-lid-on-story-of-jewish-family-that-survived-the-holocaust-and-the-pole-that-helped-them-6653<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 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wvuvvy27gvlzhcby1eixo.jpegAlter Szpilman. The town photographer, he recorded Węgrów life on film, and went on to survive the Holocaust.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/photo-album-lifts-lid-on-story-of-jewish-family-that-survived-the-holocaust-and-the-pole-that-helped-them-6653New “soundwalk” uses the sounds of the past to guide people through Warsaw’s lost hearthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-app-uses-the-sounds-of-the-past-to-guide-people-through-warsaws-lost-heart-6650<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 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yipgnme9vck52k8reo00fx.jpegThe long-gone Vienna Railway Station: one of the buildings that once stood on the site around the Palace of Culture.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-app-uses-the-sounds-of-the-past-to-guide-people-through-warsaws-lost-heart-6650Former Polish PM nominated as chairman of EU social affairs commissionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-polish-pm-nominated-as-chairman-of-eu-social-affairs-commission-6649<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rzmiyhwwdqwnh1d47zfqf.jpeg“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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-polish-pm-nominated-as-chairman-of-eu-social-affairs-commission-6649Poland an excellent advocate for Western Balkans - Merkelhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-an-excellent-advocate-for-western-balkans---merkel-6648<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/in8crabicq0gvvlu52xlg.jpegMerkel said the Western Balkan states' integration with the EU was a strategic goal.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-an-excellent-advocate-for-western-balkans---merkel-6648Central bank's gold reserves rise by over 100 tonnes, says National Bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/central-banks-gold-reserves-rise-by-over-100-tonnes-says-national-bank-6646<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/52tsyexdijhd4bu376bw1q.jpegThe 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.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/central-banks-gold-reserves-rise-by-over-100-tonnes-says-national-bank-6646Teen Spirit starring Agnieszka Grochowska debuts in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/teen-spirit-starring-agnieszka-grochowska-to-debut-in-poland-tonight-6644<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6decowkfsnhxr7fd4z0qq8.jpegTeen Spirit starring Elle Flanning and Agnieszka Grochowska has its Poland premiere today.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/teen-spirit-starring-agnieszka-grochowska-to-debut-in-poland-tonight-6644British author becomes immigrant to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/british-author-becomes-immigrant-to-poland-324<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 Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t8k7jein0coywrflipk1i.jpegBritish author becomes immigrant to Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/british-author-becomes-immigrant-to-poland-324New algorithm could cut shadow economy by billions, says reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-algorithm-could-cut-shadow-economy-by-billions-says-report-6642<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cl546u94ayfdul0shvcx55.jpegThe shadow economy refers to illicit activity that takes place outside the official, registered economy.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-algorithm-could-cut-shadow-economy-by-billions-says-report-6642Lublin Hosts World Circus Acts for Three-Day Carnivalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-hosts-world-circus-acts-for-three-day-carnival-6640<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nbuax2eos9d8svu2qbc4j.jpegCarnaval Sztukmistrzów 2016https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-hosts-world-circus-acts-for-three-day-carnival-6640Premiere of Agnieszka Holland’s powerful new film ‘Charlatan’ revealedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/premiere-of-agnieszka-hollands-powerful-new-film-charlatan-revealed-6637<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t00p7brxuke2wq3u6l31g.jpegCzech healer Jan Mikolášek cured five million people in the first half of the 20th century, despite having no formal medical education.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/premiere-of-agnieszka-hollands-powerful-new-film-charlatan-revealed-6637Globe Theatre honours Polish playwright on 150th birth anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/globe-theatre-honours-polish-playwright-on-150th-birth-anniversary-6635<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 & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4uvnp6l5tlknplajpenrtn.jpegGlobe Theatre honours Polish playwright on 150th birth anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/globe-theatre-honours-polish-playwright-on-150th-birth-anniversary-6635Polish PM congratulates US Ambassador on American Independence Dayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-congratulates-us-ambassador-on-american-independence-day-6632<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nni8ww438kskr4g1y5k9z.jpegAmericans celebrate the Independence Day on July 4, with 2019 marking the 243rd anniversary of the founding of the United States.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-congratulates-us-ambassador-on-american-independence-day-6632Meet the CMS-06: F1 engineering stars of the future unveil their latest design ahead of SAE Formula Student race comphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/meet-the-cms-06-f1-engineering-stars-of-the-future-unveil-their-latest-design-ahead-of-sae-formula-student-race-comp-6631<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 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ph992n7vcpkzojue5uaxbg.jpegThe CMS-06 racing car from the University of Białystok weighs just 185 kg and can accelerate to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/meet-the-cms-06-f1-engineering-stars-of-the-future-unveil-their-latest-design-ahead-of-sae-formula-student-race-comp-6631British writer spends year in Poland working in fish & chip shop and turns experience into witty travel bookhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/british-writer-spends-year-in-poland-working-in-fish--chip-shop-and-turns-experience-into-witty-travel-book-6627<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wlbj5vbnyh2tf4t2002cp.jpegBen 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/british-writer-spends-year-in-poland-working-in-fish--chip-shop-and-turns-experience-into-witty-travel-book-6627Kraków Welcomes the World for 21st EtnoKraków/Rozstaje 2019 Festivalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-welcomes-the-world-for-21st-etnokrakowrozstaje-2019-festival-6624<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gvy2tuegifa83rw0z1wxx.jpegEtnoKraków/Rozstaje 2018https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-welcomes-the-world-for-21st-etnokrakowrozstaje-2019-festival-6624Polish, Croatian PMs discuss Balkan issues in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-croatian-pms-discuss-balkan-issues-in-warsaw-6622<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pu7xcwgr4o8ro9wsyeo7b.jpegPolish, Croatian PMs discuss Balkan issues in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-croatian-pms-discuss-balkan-issues-in-warsaw-6622Champion Debaters Compete in Natolinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/champion-debaters-compete-in-natolin-6620<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fdoj4asatysca9j1obml88.jpegNatolin European Round Robinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/champion-debaters-compete-in-natolin-6620Rhino called Hope gets test tube baby in incredible first-of-its-kind IVFhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/endangered-rhino-called-hope-gets-test-tube-baby-6616<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 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zetk2f2q2oc3qf2nbf1g.jpegScientists 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/endangered-rhino-called-hope-gets-test-tube-baby-6616Western Balkans summit debates underway in Poznańhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/western-balkans-summit-debates-underway-in-poznan-6615<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/idhvbdqbehwz7xr96wky.jpegThe summit was opened by a forum of think-tanks attended by some 200 representatives of European NGOs.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/western-balkans-summit-debates-underway-in-poznan-6615First three months of year saw foreign spending soar to PLN 9.8 billion on goods and services as number of border crossings increasehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-three-months-of-year-saw-foreign-spending-soar-to-pln-98-billion-on-goods-and-services-as-number-of-border-crossings-increase-6611<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/shf3yhxu2l7lmp0esft5l.jpegBridge crossing border between Zgorzelec and Goerlitz, Germany.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-three-months-of-year-saw-foreign-spending-soar-to-pln-98-billion-on-goods-and-services-as-number-of-border-crossings-increase-6611Conference on climate and industry transformation held in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/conference-on-climate-and-industry-transformation-held-in-warsaw-6609<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a5vsl3mvk5p6ecbwe1g8lo.jpegConference on climate and industry transformation held in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/conference-on-climate-and-industry-transformation-held-in-warsaw-6609Coins of Arabia! Giant haul of Arabian coins dating back 1,000 years found near Baltichttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/coins-of-arabia-giant-haul-of-arabian-coins-dating-back-1000-years-found-near-baltic-6607<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gqcjip1p14q3nqh81rbmzm.pngBonanza! Treasure hunters strike gold after finding a treasure trove of coins dating back 1,000 years.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/coins-of-arabia-giant-haul-of-arabian-coins-dating-back-1000-years-found-near-baltic-6607Poland's goals at EU summit achieved - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-goals-at-eu-summit-achieved---polish-pm-6606<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e1hj5d3lcgjtypmlg0zwl.jpegGerman Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been backed to become president of the executive European Commission.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-goals-at-eu-summit-achieved---polish-pm-6606Polish production among ten films competing for Lux Film Prizehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-production-among-ten-films-competing-for-lux-film-prize-6605<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dviohl1g6j7o6fu0skg9an.jpegDirector Wojciech Smarzowski during the premiere of “Clergy”.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-production-among-ten-films-competing-for-lux-film-prize-6605Not one but TWO teams through to finals of ‘life on Mars’ simulation comphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/not-one-but-two-teams-through-to-finals-of-life-on-mars-simulation-comp-6603<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 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9ai72u8tdlno0uvnce2e5p.jpegPolish 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/not-one-but-two-teams-through-to-finals-of-life-on-mars-simulation-comp-6603With its deep valleys, beautiful rivers and stunning landscapes, the Roztocze hills are one of Poland’s hidden gemshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/with-its-deep-valleys-beautiful-rivers-and-stunning-landscapes-the-roztocze-hills-are-one-of-polands-hidden-gems-6601<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/efanvyog996mun1547fvug.jpegThe 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/with-its-deep-valleys-beautiful-rivers-and-stunning-landscapes-the-roztocze-hills-are-one-of-polands-hidden-gems-6601Netflix reveals stunning new cast posters for its adaptation of The Witcher with Superman Henry Cavill taking lead rolehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/netflix-reveals-stunning-new-cast-posters-for-its-adaptation-of-the-witcher-with-superman-henry-cavill-taking-lead-role-6598<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/oej044k2t8qwn1moiudn.pngOver thirty years after the first Witcher story was published, Netflix will bring Sapkowski’s fantasy world to a global audience.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/netflix-reveals-stunning-new-cast-posters-for-its-adaptation-of-the-witcher-with-superman-henry-cavill-taking-lead-role-6598Tremor hits Polish mine, three miners killedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tremor-hits-polish-mine-two-miners-killed-6596<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/08l0ceij55n807g45acd1x3l.jpegTremor hits Polish mine Murcki-Staszic.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tremor-hits-polish-mine-two-miners-killed-6596Moving Libeskind installation opens at Auschwitzhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/moving-libeskind-installation-opens-at-auschwitz-6593<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5h2irteld6hza9vu9eqt6.jpegThe photographic project took three years to complete and features intimate portraits of Jewish, Polish and Sinti survivors of the camp.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/moving-libeskind-installation-opens-at-auschwitz-6593Britain’s new BREXIT passports to be made in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/britains-new-brexit-passports-to-be-made-in-poland-6592<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8ip25pvlo492m5w2sd4w9w.jpegGemalto 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/britains-new-brexit-passports-to-be-made-in-poland-6592Polish PM says new opening in EU requires new faces, new ideashttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-says-new-opening-in-eu-requires-new-faces-new-ideas-6590<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5cir9wfi457kaw155ckh2b.jpeg“We have presented several new proposals for candidates for the function of the the European Commission head, these are very good candidates,” said Morawiecki.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-says-new-opening-in-eu-requires-new-faces-new-ideas-6590Vrooming marvellous! The electric car that acts like a MOTORBIKE to cut lengthy commuteshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/zrooming-marvellous-the-electric-car-that-acts-like-a-motorbike-to-cut-lengthy-commutes-6587<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 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o12pz92bljrk0gsmfi0l.jpegŁomianki-based company Triggo’s two-seat electric car combines features of a motorbike and a car.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/zrooming-marvellous-the-electric-car-that-acts-like-a-motorbike-to-cut-lengthy-commutes-6587All Visegrad countries oppose Timmermans as EC president - EU sourcehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-visegrad-countries-oppose-timmermans-as-ec-president---eu-source-6585<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fz0do362j5o6hqvy0nh4kl.jpeg The socialists' leading candidate for the EC presidency is currently EC Vice-President Frans Timmermans.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-visegrad-countries-oppose-timmermans-as-ec-president---eu-source-6585Polish firm fights online hate speech and dishonesty with hard-hitting videoshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-firm-fights-online-hate-speech-and-dishonesty-with-hard-hitting-videos-6581<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 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b1lbqooonsee7rbsym1q.jpegJanusz Chabior: the face of OLX’s campaign to improve online behaviour.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-firm-fights-online-hate-speech-and-dishonesty-with-hard-hitting-videos-6581Polish PM says Timmermans is bad candidate for EC headhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-says-timmermans-is-bad-candidate-for-ec-head-6584<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t06ivgvvlkss11rsm0zo5g.jpeg“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].https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-says-timmermans-is-bad-candidate-for-ec-head-6584Polish, Lithuanian parliamentary heads mark historic unionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-lithuanian-parliamentary-heads-mark-historic-union-6580<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 & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ukv8snzdizte4h90wf6u.jpegPM Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter that the Union of Lublin was “a breakthrough document in the history of the world.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-lithuanian-parliamentary-heads-mark-historic-union-6580First Polish show for renowned UAE artist opens in Gdańskhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-polish-show-for-renowned-uae-artist-opens-in-gdansk-6577<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lkfgp0qs5bqz2g41wwz8f.jpegThe 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-polish-show-for-renowned-uae-artist-opens-in-gdansk-6577It’s a knockout: Polish MMA association gets international recognitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-a-knockout-polish-mma-association-gets-international-recognition-6575<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g129dwury26y7p3tl611jg.jpegJoanna Jędrzejczyk: one of the big names in Polish MMA.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-a-knockout-polish-mma-association-gets-international-recognition-6575Athletes take on “extreme uphill event” by scrambling up a ski jumphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/athletes-take-on-extreme-uphill-event-by-scrambling-up-a-ski-jump-6572<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fnysspm5h154l7z68166zu.jpegWinner of the men’s race Tomasz Celko gets to the top.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/athletes-take-on-extreme-uphill-event-by-scrambling-up-a-ski-jump-6572Japanese Crown Prince, Princess visit Krakówhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/japanese-crown-prince-princess-visit-krakow-6570<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j942o60llfn3py1deuqcl.jpegThe Crown Prince and the Crown Princess during the visit the Royal Castle on Wawel hill.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/japanese-crown-prince-princess-visit-krakow-6570Shooting star: first Pole to head European Space Agency projecthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shooting-star-first-pole-to-head-european-space-agency-project-6567<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 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kujnfcrf4cn6ltjys9wm1k.jpegMission to a comet: the interceptor project could discover material left over from the dawn of time.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shooting-star-first-pole-to-head-european-space-agency-project-6567Pole takes gold in women's boxing at European Games in Minskhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-takes-gold-in-womens-boxing-at-european-games-in-minsk-6566<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uia2bzd3ylu069ah0607b.jpegKarolina Koszewska (blue shirt) won a gold medal.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-takes-gold-in-womens-boxing-at-european-games-in-minsk-6566US Senate approves strengthening of military presence in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-senate-approves-strengthening-of-military-presence-in-poland-6565<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kt8vafj4ggosmikywyuijc.jpegThe Polish embassy in Washington thanked the senators on Twitter.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-senate-approves-strengthening-of-military-presence-in-poland-6565UK-based Polish expat volleyball team makes history as it heads to the Champions Leaguehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/uk-based-polish-expat-volleyball-team-makes-history-as-it-heads-to-the-champions-league-6563<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gqjoytew347lfamyn0ewn8.jpegUp and away: Polonia Londyn will play in Europe next season.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/uk-based-polish-expat-volleyball-team-makes-history-as-it-heads-to-the-champions-league-6563Winged hunter: swifts enlisted in fight against mosquito swarmshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/winged-hunter-swifts-enlisted-in-fight-against-mosquito-swarms-6559<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6in6hnzyhwlmuz5ly4knp.jpegAlthough mosquitos form only part of a swift’s diet a single bird can eat thousands of them in a day.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/winged-hunter-swifts-enlisted-in-fight-against-mosquito-swarms-6559President writes moving letter in memory of those who died and stood up against Communist oppression during Poznan Uprising 63 years ago todayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-writes-moving-letter-in-memory-of-those-who-died-and-stood-up-against-communist-oppression-during-poznan-uprising-63-years-ago-today-6555<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 & PoliticsHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ha8o5kiacmes4ezkorw579.jpegProtestors storm the office of the secret policehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-writes-moving-letter-in-memory-of-those-who-died-and-stood-up-against-communist-oppression-during-poznan-uprising-63-years-ago-today-6555On anniversary of Poznań Uprising, mystery still surrounds death of boy found in Secret Police garage with bullet through his chesthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/did-secret-police-kill-13-year-old-roman-strzalkowski-on-the-63rd-anniversary-of-the-1956-poznan-uprising-tfns-stuart-dowell-looks-back-at-the-disturbing-case-shrouded-in-mystery-6551<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rx2mp3gao6l2u7ivp7zy.pngAbout 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. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/did-secret-police-kill-13-year-old-roman-strzalkowski-on-the-63rd-anniversary-of-the-1956-poznan-uprising-tfns-stuart-dowell-looks-back-at-the-disturbing-case-shrouded-in-mystery-6551Meet the Polish Andy Warhol - Urszula Kaminskahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-the-polish-andy-warhol---urszula-kaminska-322<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 Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jlpk2yi5qp88k2uoed40rn.jpegMeet the Polish Andy Warhol - Urszula Kaminskahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-the-polish-andy-warhol---urszula-kaminska-322Google doodle honours 185th anniversary of Adam Mickiewicz’s epic Pan Tadeuszhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/google-doodle-honours-185th-anniversary-of-adam-mickiewiczs-epic-pan-tadeusz-6549<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7gfddo5rwe3x7k0c84g4r.jpegThe Google Doodle is in recognition of Adam Mickiewicz’s epic poem Pan Tadeusz first published 185 years ago today.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/google-doodle-honours-185th-anniversary-of-adam-mickiewiczs-epic-pan-tadeusz-6549Japanese Crown Prince, Princess start visit to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/japanese-crown-prince-princess-start-visit-to-poland-6547<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b02emiabcpm53umwy4mokt.jpegAfter the welcoming ceremony, the two couples held talks, followed by an official breakfast.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/japanese-crown-prince-princess-start-visit-to-poland-6547Dozens of mummies dating back 2,000 years found next to world’s oldest pyramidhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/dozens-of-mummies-dating-back-2000-years-found-next-to-worlds-oldest-pyramid-6545<p>Polish archaeologists working in Egypt have discovered several dozen mummies from around 2000 years ago.</p>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 12:23:00 +0200ScienceHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wyvpmyuv6r9sa3sff4wi8i.jpegIn 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/dozens-of-mummies-dating-back-2000-years-found-next-to-worlds-oldest-pyramid-6545EU commissioner expresses understanding for Poland's climate stancehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-commissioner-expresses-understanding-for-polands-climate-stance-6543<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/et0r1a5jo6viaocslg00u.jpegCanete 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-commissioner-expresses-understanding-for-polands-climate-stance-6543Pole wins silver in men's scratch race at European Gameshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-wins-silver-in-mens-scratch-race-at-european-games-6542<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dru3lsl7plm8x5yiki9ixb.jpegProkopyszyn in the final race.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-wins-silver-in-mens-scratch-race-at-european-games-6542Around 6,000 electric cars in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/around-6000-electric-cars-in-poland-6540<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yuf34i65t4eyf66eeng5c.jpegSixty 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).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/around-6000-electric-cars-in-poland-6540Baltic body mystery: Is corpse found on WWII ship wreck Poznań diver who disappeared 7 years ago?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/corpse-found-on-wwii-ship-wreck-could-be-poznan-diver-who-disappeared-7-years-ago-6537<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vumgmkv0mwoi7ci87ir3zd.jpegAttacked by a Soviet submarine the Wilhelm Gustloff was sunk on January 30th, 1945. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/corpse-found-on-wwii-ship-wreck-could-be-poznan-diver-who-disappeared-7-years-ago-6537Top five designers to keep an eye onhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-five-designers-to-keep-an-eye-on-6534<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 & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ikjty9ivpur6bcouttk4h.jpegThe annual Łódź Design Festival showcases some of the best emerging talent.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-five-designers-to-keep-an-eye-on-6534Poland is EU yacht export powerhouse - studyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-is-eu-yacht-export-powerhouse---study-6533<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0trx31bdootdqjxkoz95jvk.jpegPolish yacht shipyards are among the most modern in Europe.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-is-eu-yacht-export-powerhouse---study-6533The Art Of Zen: TFN meets Zenek, the first ‘comfort dog’ to supply paw-sitive energy in a Polish airporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-art-of-zen-tfn-meets-zenek-the-first-comfort-dog-to-supply-paw-sitive-energy-in-a-polish-airport-6531<p>Stress, anxiety, frustration, rage: just some of the negative emotions associated with airports.</p>Thu, 27 Jun 2019 11:39:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6sro31b5q4ct1khavv1jz.jpegAt 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-art-of-zen-tfn-meets-zenek-the-first-comfort-dog-to-supply-paw-sitive-energy-in-a-polish-airport-6531Polish women's kayak four team takes bronze at European Gameshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-womens-kayak-four-team-takes-bronze-at-european-games-6529<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0lafptqv6p1z0h3fmdzin.jpegPolish women's kayak four team takes bronze at European Games.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-womens-kayak-four-team-takes-bronze-at-european-games-6529Poland’s status as a ‘European growth champion’ is overlooked, says economic experthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-status-as-a-european-growth-champion-is-overlooked-says-economic-expert-6526<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t7m8bpugot8ubua2vbq9y.jpegPoland’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. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-status-as-a-european-growth-champion-is-overlooked-says-economic-expert-6526Berlin purchases Polish electric buseshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/berlin-purchases-polish-electric-buses-6524<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6vcdcki7foitqoo2fuqsp.jpegBerlin purchases Polish electric buses.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/berlin-purchases-polish-electric-buses-6524Thousands of Roman coins found across Europe and thought to be genuine are FAKE, say archeologistshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thousands-of-roman-coins-found-across-europe-and-thought-to-be-genuine-are-fake-say-archeologists-6520<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 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4xopszxpdu5rk8xjkovia8.jpegArchaeologists suspect, that up to one fourth of coins found in Poland could be fake, though it is hard to estimate the forgery’s scale.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thousands-of-roman-coins-found-across-europe-and-thought-to-be-genuine-are-fake-say-archeologists-6520The man who volunteered for Auschwitz: New bio explores extraordinary life of hero who exposed Holocaust horrorshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-man-who-volunteered-for-auschwitz-new-bio-explores-extraordinary-life-of-hero-who-exposed-holocaust-horrors-6515<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kci2x81sss7uibjjhfmgc.jpegWitold Pilecki’s story is one of courage and heroism almost beyond imagination.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-man-who-volunteered-for-auschwitz-new-bio-explores-extraordinary-life-of-hero-who-exposed-holocaust-horrors-6515Events marking 73rd anniversary of Kielce pogrom begin Wednesdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/events-marking-73rd-anniversary-of-kielce-pogrom-begin-wednesday-6514<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rti9h3085v30ls0fk78nm.jpegJuly 8, 1946. The funeral of victims of the Kielce pogrom.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/events-marking-73rd-anniversary-of-kielce-pogrom-begin-wednesday-6514Fangor painting smashes records with eye-watering 1.3 mln zł salehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fangor-painting-smashes-records-with-eye-watering-13-mln-zl-sale-6512<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mrv1mwgmr0llpuw7qm9h9.jpegWojciech 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fangor-painting-smashes-records-with-eye-watering-13-mln-zl-sale-6512Poland wins canoeing singles gold at European Gameshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wins-canoeing-singles-gold-at-european-games-6510<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/95lo1gmznv6fiqa7ffc9nw.jpegTomasz Kaczor won a gold medal.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wins-canoeing-singles-gold-at-european-games-6510Panattoni Europe builds 3 industrial parks in west Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/panattoni-europe-builds-3-industrial-parks-in-west-poland-6509<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6eqjtke6b0vui24sfvh98e.jpegPanattoni 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/panattoni-europe-builds-3-industrial-parks-in-west-poland-6509Fairground Attraction: Poland’s most innovative food & drink space opens to fanfarehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fairground-attraction-polands-most-innovative-food--drink-space-opens-to-fanfare-6507<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qjy3qw10tgm1na0u5fd2fa.jpegExciting, experimental, innovative and edgy, Lunapark is a remarkable space the likes of which haven’t been seen before. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fairground-attraction-polands-most-innovative-food--drink-space-opens-to-fanfare-6507Community mural by street artist Stik returns to Gdańsk after being CHOPPED UP and sold in Londonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/community-mural-by-street-artist-stik-returns-to-gdansk-after-being-chopped-up-and-sold-in-london-6504<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 & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qwcfvkj0iudc6oeqov3f85.jpegThe artwork commissioned by the Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk was created by Urban artist Stik and local street artists in Gdańsk. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/community-mural-by-street-artist-stik-returns-to-gdansk-after-being-chopped-up-and-sold-in-london-6504Polish citizen sentenced by Russian court for spyinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-citizen-sentenced-by-russian-court-for-spying-6503<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f9umrz1u1d3cjg3ho4q4m.jpegAccording to the FSB, Radzajewski tried to obtain secret parts of the S-300 system.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-citizen-sentenced-by-russian-court-for-spying-6503Cold War star Kot to play inventor Nikola Tesla in new blockbusterhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cold-war-star-kot-to-play-inventor-nikola-tesla-in-new-blockbuster-6497<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/osmcwenbenjzyzy54q8wi.jpegTomasz Kot, 42, will play the part of inventor Nikola Tesla in new biopic from Girl with a Pearl Earing director Anand Tucker.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cold-war-star-kot-to-play-inventor-nikola-tesla-in-new-blockbuster-6497Europe should regain hi-tech leadership, Polish PM says in Dresdenhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/europe-should-regain-hi-tech-leadership-polish-pm-says-in-dresden-6495<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 & PoliticsBusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gvd68z4i6qfumsprj60so.jpegEurope should regain hi-tech leadership, Polish PM says in Dresden.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/europe-should-regain-hi-tech-leadership-polish-pm-says-in-dresden-6495Oar-some! Poland takes hattrick with gold, silver AND bronze in world cup rowing gloryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oar-some-poland-takes-hattrick-with-gold-silver-and-bronze-in-world-cup-rowing-glory-6493<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3idq8bxznpqfb54ga01.jpegChampions Dominik Czaja, Szymon Pośnik, Wiktor Chabel and Fabian Barański past the winning post in style at the world cup event in Poznań. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oar-some-poland-takes-hattrick-with-gold-silver-and-bronze-in-world-cup-rowing-glory-6493Holocaust exposer Jan Karski remembered on 105th anniversary of his birthhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/holocaust-exposer-jan-karski-remembered-on-105th-anniversary-of-his-birth-6490<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gxa13fj793schlg9n2ytj.jpegAfter 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/holocaust-exposer-jan-karski-remembered-on-105th-anniversary-of-his-birth-6490Meet the real Chopinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-the-real-chopin-321<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 Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nrq7wrf7xhg1g7imvv6niy.jpegIn part 2 of our special series on Chopin’s youth, discover how tragedy both personal and political shaped Poland’s greatest ever composer.https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-the-real-chopin-321Stunning 16th century artwork feared lost after WWII returned following landmark court casehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-16th-century-artwork-feared-lost-after-wwii-returned-following-landmark-court-case-6487<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tr1hba0bpjx4e9dylt4yi.jpegThe 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-16th-century-artwork-feared-lost-after-wwii-returned-following-landmark-court-case-6487Polish women win gold at European Fencing Championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-women-win-gold-at-european-fencing-championships-6486<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/h718s04o2rmnullpyu868a.jpegAthletes of Poland celebrate after wining Finals Women's epee.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-women-win-gold-at-european-fencing-championships-6486Hang on: researchers dig up rare execution chain among the bones of executed criminalshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hang-on-researchers-dig-up-rare-execution-chain-among-the-bones-of-executed-criminals-6483<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 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z8x84brwv8qus4kkwgck.jpegHeads up: the chain was found amongst the remains of executed people.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hang-on-researchers-dig-up-rare-execution-chain-among-the-bones-of-executed-criminals-6483Vodka rocks: the national spirit still rules the roost at weddingshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vodka-rocks-the-national-spirit-still-rules-the-roost-at-weddings-6481<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 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/997ms1yyjjf175tpxyhlzg.jpegBottoms up. Vodka is present at around 97 percent of weddings in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vodka-rocks-the-national-spirit-still-rules-the-roost-at-weddings-6481Study finds Poles come top when it comes to honestyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/study-finds-poles-come-top-when-it-comes-to-honesty-6476<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pddaj7u9cgdm8veefbdlm.jpegLose a wallet with money in it in Poland, there is a good chance it will be handed in.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/study-finds-poles-come-top-when-it-comes-to-honesty-6476Toilet-design competition leaves winners flushed with successhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/toilet-design-competition-leaves-winners-flushed-with-success-6474<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w5zbkvqn8e9xcbjf642xv.jpegBetter than the rest. The award winning design for a public loo in Olsztyn.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/toilet-design-competition-leaves-winners-flushed-with-success-6474No mace like home: amateur diggers unearth Bronze Age mace brought to what is now Poland from a very distant landhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-mace-like-home-amateur-diggers-unearth-bronze-age-mace-brought-to-what-is-now-poland-from-a-very-distant-land-6471<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 & CultureSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dqq48nbcu6cg0i7u7qqm37.jpegThe bronze mace has been dated back to 1000 BC.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-mace-like-home-amateur-diggers-unearth-bronze-age-mace-brought-to-what-is-now-poland-from-a-very-distant-land-6471American students drew inspiration from Poland’s economic transformationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/american-students-drew-inspiration-from-polands-economic-transformation-6468<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 & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jnwh60es0nm61nbl78qbhh.jpegThe students were drawn from some of most prestigious universities in the US.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/american-students-drew-inspiration-from-polands-economic-transformation-6468Tender announced for stunning new Enigma museum honouring Polish mathematicians who broke the codehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tender-announced-for-stunning-new-enigma-museum-honouring-polish-mathematicians-who-broke-the-code-6466<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fstsu0ze1osnk5lwctfmhg.jpegThe 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).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tender-announced-for-stunning-new-enigma-museum-honouring-polish-mathematicians-who-broke-the-code-6466Decisions taken at EU summit are consistent with Polish interests - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/decisions-taken-by-eu-summit-meet-polands-interests---pm-6464<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m5f60djzk97qgrj76uc1v.jpegThe 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."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/decisions-taken-by-eu-summit-meet-polands-interests---pm-6464Migration, single market issues on EU's strategic agenda - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/migration-single-market-issues-on-eus-strategic-agenda---polish-pm-6462<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dz559q3zivj4d7m1ck2xxw.jpegMigration, single market issues on EU's strategic agenda - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/migration-single-market-issues-on-eus-strategic-agenda---polish-pm-6462Rain-trapping bacteria becomes ‘water bank’ for thirsty cropshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rain-trapping-bacteria-becomes-water-bank-for-thirsty-crops-6458<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 +0200BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cbfgjrp8q3raswka9qfpv7.jpegBiotechnologists at Bio-Gen worked with specialists at Procam Polska, a distributor of plant protection products, to develop a natural solution using selected local bacteria. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rain-trapping-bacteria-becomes-water-bank-for-thirsty-crops-6458Poland, Britain push UN disabled protection in war resolutionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-britain-push-un-disabled-protection-in-war-resolution-6457<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i7dpw98m7e7hbxzradknt.jpegPoland'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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-britain-push-un-disabled-protection-in-war-resolution-6457Poland against stricter climate goals - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-against-stricter-climate-goals---pm-6456<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0xrvpvedjv32domwktft8s.jpegMorawiecki stressed that first a real compensation plan should be offered to countries, regions and industry.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-against-stricter-climate-goals---pm-6456Łowicz Corpus Christi celebrations explode into colourhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lowicz-corpus-christi-celebrations-explode-into-colour-6453<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 & CultureHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/04vwof8ihawned3ri25u78v.jpegŁowicz exploded into colour today for one of the most important festivals in the Catholic calendar.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lowicz-corpus-christi-celebrations-explode-into-colour-6453President awards rescuers of Poleshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-awards-rescuers-of-poles-6452<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ji00jxsdmads3238zwm7li.jpegAddressing the laureates, the president said the distinctions included them into the Polish community.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-awards-rescuers-of-poles-6452PM Morawiecki to attend EU summit starting on Thursdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-morawiecki-to-attend-eu-summit-starting-on-thursday-6451<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6rhe0smrbdrj360p9r9thq.jpegAccording to one EU source, a telephone consultation is planned between Morawiecki (pictured) and Tusk for Wednesday evening.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-morawiecki-to-attend-eu-summit-starting-on-thursday-6451Katowice boffins come first in space balloon comphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katowice-boffins-come-first-in-space-balloon-comp-6448<p>Scientists in Katowice have taken first place in the Global Space Balloon Challenge, 2019.</p>Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:19:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/et8uo6r07cc290fj7wf6xa.jpegThe special capsules will carry materials into space for experimentation.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katowice-boffins-come-first-in-space-balloon-comp-6448New US troops in Poland will join Dragon exercise - MoDhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-us-troops-in-poland-will-join-dragon-exercise---mod-6446<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b5ylr8hh5wbo9dfa5062ds.jpegDragon-19 is the biggest military exercise in Poland this year.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-us-troops-in-poland-will-join-dragon-exercise---mod-6446Just the two of U.S.! Fascinating untold story of Americans who gave their all to help rebuild Poland’s independencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/just-the-two-of-us-fascinating-untold-story-of-americans-who-gave-their-all-to-help-rebuild-polands-independence-6443<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 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7t5wkxm8ymo560kwx4o159.jpegAbout 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/just-the-two-of-us-fascinating-untold-story-of-americans-who-gave-their-all-to-help-rebuild-polands-independence-6443Poland's pharmaceutical market grows by 13.3 pct y/y in Mayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-pharmaceutical-market-grows-by-133-pct-yy-in-may-6441<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rikwe07a5ghrhke6uhazts.jpegPoland's pharmaceutical market grows by 13.3 pct y/y in May.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-pharmaceutical-market-grows-by-133-pct-yy-in-may-6441Endurance race company looking to push themselves further with GLOBAL expansionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/endurance-race-company-looking-to-push-themselves-further-with-global-expansion-6439<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 +0200BusinessSportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6fqqd4aqynxmeid3yxxbtg.jpegRunmageddon is currently the largest obstacle course race organizer in Poland. The company organizes about 15 events a year in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/endurance-race-company-looking-to-push-themselves-further-with-global-expansion-6439Polish exports up 3 pct - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-exports-up-3-pct---eurostat-6438<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6n5pbk3lz19b4g2r7abvnm.jpegThe fastest export growth was recorded in the agri-food sector.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-exports-up-3-pct---eurostat-6438Poland appoints commissioner for international dialoguehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-appoints-commissioner-for-international-dialogue-6437<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/klfkndn10znol9pkp1csn.jpegThe new commissioner previously chaired the Sejm (lower house) Committee on Liaison with Poles Abroad.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-appoints-commissioner-for-international-dialogue-6437Himalayas’ King Krzysztof Wielicki adds the Piolets d’Or lifetime achievement award to his long list of distinctionshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/himalayas-king-krzysztof-wielicki-adds-the-piolets-dor-lifetime-achievement-award-to-his-long-list-of-distinctions-6434<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/klfy5x20awmco7hgq81a2w.jpegMountain legend Krzysztof Wielicki, is seen as being one of the best climbers of his generation.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/himalayas-king-krzysztof-wielicki-adds-the-piolets-dor-lifetime-achievement-award-to-his-long-list-of-distinctions-6434Nice try but no cigar, says man suing Facebook for censorshiphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nice-try-but-no-cigar-says-man-suing-facebook-for-censorship-6431<p>A Polish man is suing Facebook for undermining his rights to freedom of information.</p>Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:08:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i534dm8ottbjimi0ysqpym.jpegIn an article in the Washington Examiner, Świrski says that Poles are sensitive about censorship due to their experience of communist and, earlier, Nazi oppression.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nice-try-but-no-cigar-says-man-suing-facebook-for-censorship-6431Remains of ancient city found on Albanian hillhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/remains-of-ancient-city-found-on-albanian-hill-6428<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 & CultureSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bsi1qpnj2qbqn1gib264o.jpegAccording 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/remains-of-ancient-city-found-on-albanian-hill-6428The bear necessities! Lonely bear crosses border in search of food and lovehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-bear-necessities-lonely-bear-crosses-border-in-search-of-food-and-love-6425<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 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qcltkby1zzji7vdja0kjnq.pngThe brown bear is thought to have crossed the Belarussian border from Belarus in search of a mate. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-bear-necessities-lonely-bear-crosses-border-in-search-of-food-and-love-6425Poznań int'l festival to screen over 300 animated filmshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-intl-festival-to-screen-over-300-animated-films-6423<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/go9y38upp2jou3tj6quns.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-intl-festival-to-screen-over-300-animated-films-6423KGHM tops ranking of Polish national champions - analysis firmhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kghm-tops-ranking-of-polish-national-champions---analysis-firm-6421<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/325d6qjaq6p2bcrpbvbsoe.jpegKGHM is a copper company.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kghm-tops-ranking-of-polish-national-champions---analysis-firm-6421The Midwife of Auschwitz: Extraordinary life of heroine who delivered 3,000 babies in horror death camp to be told in new documentaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-midwife-of-auschwitz-extraordinary-life-of-heroine-who-delivered-3000-babies-in-horror-death-camp-to-be-told-in-new-documentary-6418<p>In the disease-ridden, bug-infested barracks of Auschwitz death camp, few expected to survive.</p>Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:36:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nzluhp445xkyzj8w7ldzi.jpegAfter 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-midwife-of-auschwitz-extraordinary-life-of-heroine-who-delivered-3000-babies-in-horror-death-camp-to-be-told-in-new-documentary-6418Fitch raises Poland's 2019 growth forecast to 4.2 pcthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fitch-raises-polands-2019-growth-forecast-to-42-pct-6417<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ojcfeex2a8hxlz8ospbrxp.jpegFitch 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fitch-raises-polands-2019-growth-forecast-to-42-pct-6417Number of electric cars on the rise in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/number-of-electric-cars-on-the-rise-in-poland-6416<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5e12x3fx6hkkpenfnmdlf.jpegOf the 5,889 cars, 3,723 were fully electric (Battery Electric Vehicles, or BEVs).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/number-of-electric-cars-on-the-rise-in-poland-6416Come on, boys! Tense qualifiers see Poland scrape through to 2020 European Handball Championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/come-on-boys-tense-qualifiers-see-poland-scrape-through-to-2020-european-handball-championships-6414<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 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zbgygwca3y9av90qi0ml47.jpegTeam Pivot Kamil Syprzak battles through the Israeli defences during the European handball championship in Płock.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/come-on-boys-tense-qualifiers-see-poland-scrape-through-to-2020-european-handball-championships-6414The only way is up as Poland registers increase in energy efficiencyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-only-way-is-up-as-poland-registers-increase-in-energy-efficiency-6411<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/os0vknd37bhu5hxu37lq1i.jpegLast 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-only-way-is-up-as-poland-registers-increase-in-energy-efficiency-6411Business mogul Sołowow tops ranking of 100 richest Poleshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/business-mogul-solowow-tops-ranking-of-100-richest-poles-6409<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bgunzvb3pit4bxhb31igh8.jpegSołowow is a majority shareholder of the Synthos chemical innovations company, as well as Cersanit, Poland's major prodcuer of bathroom fittings.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/business-mogul-solowow-tops-ranking-of-100-richest-poles-6409Totally tree-mendous: Warsaw’s palm returns from the dead to become the talk of the townhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/totally-tree-mendous-warsaws-palm-returns-from-the-dead-to-become-the-talk-of-the-town-6406<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5zk0fzsiljkq90w1kezcu8.jpegBack from the dead. The palm’s brown and wilted leaves are a vibrant green once again.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/totally-tree-mendous-warsaws-palm-returns-from-the-dead-to-become-the-talk-of-the-town-6406President opens Polish Business & Innovation Week in Nevadahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-opens-polish-business--innovation-week-in-nevada-6402<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1weg8wy38chi3m4nbi42t.jpegEarlier in the day in Reno Duda attended the testing of the NIAS-NASA-ILOT system.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-opens-polish-business--innovation-week-in-nevada-6402Funds from gambling tax support NGO's - deputy prime ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/funds-from-gambling-tax-support-ngos---deputy-prime-minister-6401<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/66u7s9z1rjhuplj8twboe.jpegThe deputy prime minister attended the Third Forum of Associations from the Low Beskids in Iwonicz Zdrój, in southeastern Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/funds-from-gambling-tax-support-ngos---deputy-prime-minister-6401Come fly with me: passenger numbers at Warsaw’s Chopin airport soarhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/come-fly-with-me-passenger-numbers-at-warsaws-chopin-airport-soar-6399<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wdgt5ezh11qsxgj1fmk12.jpegSome 1.65 million passengers passed through Warsaw Chopin airport’s doors in May.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/come-fly-with-me-passenger-numbers-at-warsaws-chopin-airport-soar-6399Taking a trip into rural Poland’s literary heartlandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/taking-a-trip-into-rural-polands-literary-heartland-6395<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/227d2mcgjliibl0nzyeli8p.jpegReymont set his award-winning novel ‘The Peasants’, which chronicled village life, in Lipce.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/taking-a-trip-into-rural-polands-literary-heartland-6395Generation rent is changing the real estate market in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/generation-rent-is-changing-the-real-estate-market-in-poland-6392<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7fmt6jahon7293o3melmgx.jpegBuildings with a lot of shared and common spaces are becoming increasingly popular.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/generation-rent-is-changing-the-real-estate-market-in-poland-6392German pilot killed in plane crash at Polish air showhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/german-pilot-killed-in-plane-crash-at-polish-air-show-6391<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fszrevw4r68zmhjodkha5.jpegThe wreckage was located at a depth of 8 metres.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/german-pilot-killed-in-plane-crash-at-polish-air-show-6391Poland, US sign agreement on new cancer treatment technologieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-us-sign-agreement-on-new-cancer-treatment-technologies-6390<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 & PoliticsSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/knyf11wa1y9vza5qy15da.jpegAfter the ceremony, the presidential couple met with the employees of MD Anderson Cancer Center, including doctors of Polish origin.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-us-sign-agreement-on-new-cancer-treatment-technologies-6390Rescuers locate wreckage of plane that fell into the Vistulahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rescuers-locate-wreckage-of-plane-that-fell-into-the-vistula-6387<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lv1jvo8mpmj4mhup175sns.jpegSix fire rescue units, boats and a pontoon are taking part in the rescue operation.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rescuers-locate-wreckage-of-plane-that-fell-into-the-vistula-6387Plane plunges into river at air show in central Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/plane-plunges-into-river-at-air-show-in-central-poland-6386<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 & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9yi1o0eeuljpakun1hakzj.jpegRescue operation after the plane crash in Płock.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/plane-plunges-into-river-at-air-show-in-central-poland-6386Warsaw man makes a splash in the watery world of aquascapinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-man-makes-a-splash-in-the-watery-world-of-aquascaping-6384<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gpnlludw573unm75m5dkv.jpegMore than just an aquarium. One of Michał’s aquascapes in his Warsaw shop.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-man-makes-a-splash-in-the-watery-world-of-aquascaping-6384WSE launches strong tech sector creates new investment opportunities as WSE launches new index portfoliohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wse-launches-strong-tech-sector-creates-new-investment-opportunities-as-wse-launches-new-index-portfolio-6381<p>The Warsaw Stock Exchange has announced the first index portfolio for its new index, WIGtech.</p>Fri, 14 Jun 2019 20:27:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5drrb5hufwphh8juw2x2dt.jpegThe new WIGtech index will be operational from the 24th June.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wse-launches-strong-tech-sector-creates-new-investment-opportunities-as-wse-launches-new-index-portfolio-6381From Painted Bird to Ugly Bird: What is the truth behind Kosiński’s acclaimed autobiography?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-painted-bird-to-ugly-bird-what-is-the-truth-behind-kosinskis-acclaimed-autobiography-6377<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 & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8bfre42ydk3he5ht6ijymp.jpegSeen 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. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-painted-bird-to-ugly-bird-what-is-the-truth-behind-kosinskis-acclaimed-autobiography-6377Meet the young Chopin in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-the-young-chopin-in-warsaw-316<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 Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cachqshmbrkp6n1x9gjmme.jpegMeet the young Chopin in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-the-young-chopin-in-warsaw-316Value of EU-funded Polish investments reaches PLN 400 bln - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/value-of-eu-funded-polish-investments-reaches-pln-400-bln---minister-6375<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bavpb0tzelqa17d1sgu6sc.jpegEU funds help Poland catch up with Western Europe in terms of development.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/value-of-eu-funded-polish-investments-reaches-pln-400-bln---minister-6375On cloud wine! Wine company produces Europe’s FIRST hemp winehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sipsip-hooray-wine-company-produces-europes-first-hemp-wine-6372<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xxbkvgigalsbbe424vxkr.jpegTo 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sipsip-hooray-wine-company-produces-europes-first-hemp-wine-6372Former US President Clinton addresses ABSL Summit in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-us-president-clinton-addresses-absl-summit-in-warsaw-6371<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 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kbppaloec6iz6prnr6t8cn.jpegThe 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-us-president-clinton-addresses-absl-summit-in-warsaw-6371The incredible story of a ‘heart of gold’ doctor who has devoted her life to curing leprosy in Indian village is turned into powerful new documentaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-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-6366<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 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cfrs15yddgo931qvttek9d.pngDr 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.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-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-6366Hip, young and cool – Polish Jazz is well tradhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hip-young-and-cool--polish-jazz-is-well-trad-6361<p>Polish jazz is alive and well and getting younger.</p>Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:21:00 +0200Dan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d1k388xqaftje6veatdci.jpegOne of Poland’s best jazz players Łukasz Ojdana and his beautiful ‘Kurpian song’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hip-young-and-cool--polish-jazz-is-well-trad-6361Anniversary of Marie Skłodowska-Curie’s PhD, one of the most important scientific papers of the last centuryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/anniversary-of-marie-sklodowska-curies-phd-one-of-the-most-important-scientific-papers-of-the-last-century-6357<p>In what would become one of the most important scientific studies of the 20th Century, 116 years ago this week Polish-born physicist Marie Skłodowska-Curie defended her PhD thesis in Paris.</p>Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:52:00 +0200ScienceHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6r5npfanng49pml2hw7q7d.pngEntitled 'Research on Radioactive Substances', the PhD thesis written in French took rays from uranium, a radioactive chemical element, as her starting point, and traced the process back to the atoms themselves.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/anniversary-of-marie-sklodowska-curies-phd-one-of-the-most-important-scientific-papers-of-the-last-century-6357Kochanowski Play to be Read Worldwide on June 30https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kochanowski-play-to-be-read-worldwide-on-june-30-6355<p>Audiences worldwide will be treated to readings in various languages of Jan Kochanowski’s play ‘The Dismissal of the Greek Envoys’ on June 30. The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Theatre Institute in Warsaw and the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw have teamed up to run the event in six locations globally—<strong>&nbsp;</strong>in Warsaw, London, New York, Los Angeles, Madrid and Athens<strong>—</strong>and provide streaming of the readings by local actors.</p>Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:19:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kwcwio2ybmfrrhevp6kxc.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kochanowski-play-to-be-read-worldwide-on-june-30-6355Duda and Trump announce 1,000 more US troops to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/duda-and-trump-announce-1000-more-us-troops-to-poland-6353<p>The US is to boost its military presence in Poland by deploying 1,000 more troops, the American president Donald Trump and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday.</p>Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:47:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i1shu3rrqpfjapjkpmolu.jpegThe American president has pledged to increase the number of US troops in Poland to 5,500.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/duda-and-trump-announce-1000-more-us-troops-to-poland-6353Poland's industrial production up in April - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-in-april---eurostat-6351<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 6.6 percent year on year in April 2019, after growing by 8.0 percent in March, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:46:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0b1dx7h26mpgjwh4fzqcpe.jpegAccording to Poland's Central Statistical Office (GUS), the country's industrial output rose by 9.2 percent year on year in April 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-in-april---eurostat-6351Strategic importance of Polish-US alliance confirmed by presidents - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/strategic-importance-of-polish-us-alliance-confirmed-by-presidents---pm-6350<p>The presidents of Poland and the US, Andrzej Duda and Donald Trump, underlined the strategic importance of the alliance between the two countries, PM Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted in reference to a series of agreements signed in the White House on Wednesday.</p>Thu, 13 Jun 2019 09:22:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8290i44f41mn8tfdnpc279.jpegAccording to the prime minister, Polish-American relations are the best ever thanks to President Duda's engagement.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/strategic-importance-of-polish-us-alliance-confirmed-by-presidents---pm-6350King Cone! The patisserie kings putting ‘art’ into Artisan and cool into ice creamhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/king-cone-the-patisserie-kings-putting-art-into-artisan-and-cool-into-ice-cream-6344<p>Known for their stunningly delicious cakes, the team behind Lukullus has now gone a step further with the introduction of their Lukullus in St. Tropez ice cream parlour.</p>Wed, 12 Jun 2019 17:08:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z00vcrkf3s9r8e07pwjzu.jpegTo find the perfect vanilla ice-cream the guys compared over 30 recipes from Italy, France and the USA. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/king-cone-the-patisserie-kings-putting-art-into-artisan-and-cool-into-ice-cream-6344Poland one of EU’s top markets for FDI with Warsaw overtaking Barcelona AND Brusselshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-one-of-eus-top-markets-for-fdi-with-warsaw-overtaking-barcelona-and-brussels-6342<p>Poland is among the top European markets for foreign direct investment (FDI), according to a new report by multinational professional services firm Ernst &amp; Young.</p>Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:51:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0oom5d1ge4j3lgiuikcy2f.jpegFDI in Poland surged by 38 percent in 2018, putting it in sixth place in Europe.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-one-of-eus-top-markets-for-fdi-with-warsaw-overtaking-barcelona-and-brussels-6342Polish gov't allocates more than EUR 700 mln for humanitarian aid - minhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-govt-allocates-more-than-eur-700-mln-for-humanitarian-aid---min-6340<p>The Polish government is earmarking nearly PLN 3 bln for development and relief efforts in other countries, said Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Michał Woś on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7nlao0k5d8o58bhbweswcw.jpegThe minister stressed that Poland is aware of its responsibility as a member of the international community, hence its allocation of considerable resources to development and humanitarian aid.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-govt-allocates-more-than-eur-700-mln-for-humanitarian-aid---min-6340Utterly Pawsome! Animal-loving mum opens ‘window of life’ for abandoned dogshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/utterly-pawsome-animal-loving-mum-opens-window-of-life-for-abandoned-dogs-6338<p>An animal lover wanting to save dogs from a grim and lonely fate has opened a “window of life” where people can deposit unwanted and unloved hounds.</p>Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:48:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/172mf8tp6460dqhj1f7evtu.jpegSince opening on June 7th, the ‘window,’ which is actually a cage in dog-saver Katarzyna Chruściel’s garden, has already been a success with seven dogs being deposited.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/utterly-pawsome-animal-loving-mum-opens-window-of-life-for-abandoned-dogs-6338Polish, US presidents to discuss military issues at White Househttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-us-presidents-to-discuss-military-issues-at-white-house-6337<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda will begin his six-day visit to the United States with a White House meeting with US President Donald Trump. The two officials are expected to discuss an increased US military presence in Poland that Warsaw has been advocating for.</p>Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:07:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a16x739ksysx123nabqms.jpegDuda will be received by Trump at the White House for the second time, after a similar meeting that took place last autumn.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-us-presidents-to-discuss-military-issues-at-white-house-6337Would you beer-lieve it! Ronaldinho downs Warka as beer brand becomes first ever Polish sponsor of European Super Cuphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/would-you-beer-lieve-it-ronaldhino-downs-warka-as-beer-brand-becomes-first-ever-polish-sponsor-of-european-super-cup-6333<p>Warka has become the first ever Polish beer brand to sponsor a major European football match, with a promotion starring Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho.</p>Tue, 11 Jun 2019 16:22:00 +0200BusinessSporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/19j91cq1ewh56an1g77p3l.jpegThe campaign which sees Ronaldinho appear in adverts, on packaging and the company’s cans began in April, but the first advert featuring him and his trademark dance aired last week.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/would-you-beer-lieve-it-ronaldhino-downs-warka-as-beer-brand-becomes-first-ever-polish-sponsor-of-european-super-cup-6333Eco bus stops to bring cool relief in fight against ‘urban heat island’ problemhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eco-bus-stops-to-bring-cool-relief-in-fight-against-urban-heat-island-problem-6330<p>The city of Białystok is adding new, green bus shelters that not only look good, but beat the heat, helping people keep cool during the summer.</p>Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:56:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o3wi05e2eznloq87szx28i.jpegThe bus shelters’ green roofs will lower the temperature inside. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eco-bus-stops-to-bring-cool-relief-in-fight-against-urban-heat-island-problem-6330Oldest Polish woman celebrates 113th birthdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oldest-polish-woman-celebrates-113th-birthday-6328<p>Tekla Juniewicz, the longest living Polish woman, celebrated her 113th birthday on Monday. On the occasion, she received best wishes in a letter from Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.</p>Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:37:00 +0200News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o2oc7pn7fo80n2f3s2g9r.jpegOldest Polish woman celebrates 113th birthday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oldest-polish-woman-celebrates-113th-birthday-6328Warsaw hosts Humanitarian Expo 2019 fairhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-hosts-humanitarian-expo-2019-fair-6327<p>The three-day Warsaw Humanitarian Expo 2019 exhibition started on Tuesday in Nadarzyn, near Warsaw, and is being attended among others by Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz. The event is being held under the patronage of Polish President Andrzej Duda.</p>Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:49:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6mcuh0ibqpezpaa4aax0d.jpegWarsaw Humanitarian Expo is Europe's largest trade fair devoted to global humanitarian and development aid.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-hosts-humanitarian-expo-2019-fair-6327Could secret entrance to tunnel hidden in WWII bunker complex be hiding the Amber Room?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/could-secret-entrance-to-tunnel-hidden-in-wwii-bunker-complex-be-hiding-the-amber-room-6325<p>World War II treasure hunters say they have found the entrance to a secret tunnel which could contain the long-lost Amber Chamber.</p>Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:12:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nxmx6a8x1aaiipwfsgb6a.pngThe Amber Room was stolen by the Germans from the Catherine Palace near St. Petersburg during the war. The secret tunnel entrance is now thought to be the most likely location of the 450 kg of amber panels, gems, gold leaf and mirrors that made up the decorations.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/could-secret-entrance-to-tunnel-hidden-in-wwii-bunker-complex-be-hiding-the-amber-room-6325Poland most attractive investment destination in region – EYhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-most-attractive-investment-destination-in-region--ey-6324<p>Poland is the most attractive investment destination in its region and ranks sixth in Europe as a whole, behind Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Belgium, according to a new survey by professional services company EY.</p>Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:31:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cc7o8g6uku8z094vwdochg.jpegSectors which attracted the most foreign investment in Poland include automotive parts production, transport, logistics and the chemicals industry.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-most-attractive-investment-destination-in-region--ey-6324Poland supports peaceful solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflicthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-supports-peaceful-solution-to-israeli-palestinian-conflict-6322<p>Poland supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which would result in the emergence of an independent, democratic and sovereign state of Palestine, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Monday.</p>Mon, 10 Jun 2019 20:44:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/68lt2slubpxsfxhmdndfn.jpegPoland supports peaceful solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-supports-peaceful-solution-to-israeli-palestinian-conflict-6322IT’S COMING! Release date of Cyber Punk 2077 is announced sending fans wild and shares rocketing to record highshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-coming-release-date-of-cyber-punk-2077-is-announced-sending-fans-wild-and-shares-rocketing-to-record-highs-6318<p>Polish games developer CD Project Red (CDPR) has sent fans wild by announcing the release date for its much anticipated new game Cyberpunk 2077.</p>Mon, 10 Jun 2019 16:29:00 +0200BusinessArt & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0vn8qhf8vx895h214rdsr5e.jpegJust ten months before Cyberpunk 2077 is released, it has already became a bestseller on Steam a digital distribution platform.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-coming-release-date-of-cyber-punk-2077-is-announced-sending-fans-wild-and-shares-rocketing-to-record-highs-6318Polish, Qatari culture ministers meet in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-qatari-culture-ministers-meet-in-warsaw-6316<p>Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister Piotr Glinski held a meeting on Monday in Warsaw with Culture and Sports Minister of Qatar Salah bin Ghanem al-Ali, after which he expressed satisfaction at the very good relations between Poland and Qatar.</p>Mon, 10 Jun 2019 15:52:00 +0200News & PoliticsArt & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4fz6e7u6d6fuoore4ymlpq.jpegPolish, Qatari culture ministers meet in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-qatari-culture-ministers-meet-in-warsaw-6316Big brothers! Poland in top five of largest families in EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/big-brothers-poland-in-top-five-of-largest-families-in-eu-6313<p>Poland is fourth in the EU for having large families.</p>Mon, 10 Jun 2019 15:36:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vg7tlxhtxj20prtepawvx.jpegThe figures released by Eurostat show that 13 percent of households with children in the EU have 3 or more kids.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/big-brothers-poland-in-top-five-of-largest-families-in-eu-6313The man who scored Poland’s first ever goal remembered ahead of tonight’s game against Israelhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-man-who-scored-polands-first-ever-goal-remembered-ahead-of-tonights-game-against-israel-6311<p>The Polish national football team will honour their first ever goal scorer Józef Klotz, before their match against Israel tonight.</p>Mon, 10 Jun 2019 14:07:00 +0200SportHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jtf216g41gn6fkfa35vf0j.jpegJózef Klotz (pictured bottom left) spent the early part of his career playing for Jutrzenka Kraków. He joined as a youth team player and played for the team from 1912 to 1925. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-man-who-scored-polands-first-ever-goal-remembered-ahead-of-tonights-game-against-israel-6311Nanga Parbat rescue expedition climbers decorated by presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nanga-parbat-rescue-expedition-climbers-decorated-by-president-6308<p>President Andrzej Duda decorated three high-altitude climbers with the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on Monday, for their part in a winter 2018 mountain rescue on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat.</p>Mon, 10 Jun 2019 13:04:00 +0200News & PoliticsSporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2h335pjxtkq2e7ntnzgl2n.jpegThe three mountaineers decorated on Monday were Adam Bielecki, Denis Urubko and Piotr Tomala.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nanga-parbat-rescue-expedition-climbers-decorated-by-president-6308Tourists’ spending in Poland up by 6.4 pct in 2018 - tourism ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tourists-spending-in-poland-up-by-64-pct-in-2018---tourism-ministry-6306<p>Foreign tourists coming to Poland spent USD 16.8 billion in the country, which is 6.4 percent more year on year, the Ministry of Sport and Tourism said on Monday.</p>Mon, 10 Jun 2019 12:32:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4pgumk1e9kbkyvepcg5bk.jpegForeign tourists, who stayed in Poland, spent more than same-day visitors.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tourists-spending-in-poland-up-by-64-pct-in-2018---tourism-ministry-6306One for the books: how Kraków became the reading capital of Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-for-the-books-how-krakow-became-the-reading-capital-of-poland-6304<p>When Europe’s oldest existing bookstore ceased operations in 2017, it served only as to further underline the global crisis effecting print media. Founded in 1610 by a German merchant who had been made an honorary citizen of Kraków, for four centuries the Rynek’s historic Kromerowska tenement had specialized in the written word, most recently under the patronage of the Matras chain. Having hosted such luminaries as Carlos Fuentes, Clive Cussler and Amos Oz, its closure caused headlines across the city with the news widely reported further afield across the nation. &nbsp; </p>Sun, 09 Jun 2019 21:06:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ixitx4u3q9qaxnrg7wsus.jpegKraków is building on its reputation as the book capital of Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-for-the-books-how-krakow-became-the-reading-capital-of-poland-6304The 29th Mozart Festival to kick off in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-29th-mozart-festival-to-kick-off-in-warsaw-6302<p>The 29th Mozart Festival will open with a gala concert in Warsaw on Sunday evening. The event, organised by the Warsaw Chamber Opera (WOK), aims to stage performances of the whole corpus of Mozart's works, including pieces for the stage. </p>Sun, 09 Jun 2019 18:21:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qaprrnmvpt4nmsmwl0p16.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-29th-mozart-festival-to-kick-off-in-warsaw-6302Taking art to the wall: the amazing work of Michał Wręgahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/taking-art-to-the-wall-the-amazing-work-of-michal-wrega-6300<p>One of the most recognised Polish contemporary street artists, Michał Wręga, also known as Sepe, is easily distinguished by his style. It shows the influence of both his fine arts education and graffiti background, making his pieces equally fit for rundown neighbourhoods and high-street galleries. &nbsp;</p>Sun, 09 Jun 2019 14:00:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/023o1cxqhy915v32xanmrho.jpegA Sepe mural dominates a wall in Szeczecin.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/taking-art-to-the-wall-the-amazing-work-of-michal-wrega-6300Sharp rise in number of nursery places availablehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sharp-rise-in-number-of-nursery-places-available-6298<p>The number of places available at nurseries and after-school clubs has seen a sharp rise, according to new figures released by the Central Statistics Office (GUS).</p>Sun, 09 Jun 2019 11:33:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/23ibl89mcajuxxxzbe7h1n.jpegThe number of places available in nurseries and after-school clubs has risen by 21 percent.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sharp-rise-in-number-of-nursery-places-available-6298Equality Parade held in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/equality-parade-held-in-warsaw-6295<p>Warsaw's Equality Parade, an annual event held to promote the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community, set off on Saturday afternoon from the Palace of Culture in downtown Warsaw.</p>Sat, 08 Jun 2019 19:19:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/n7vnjn7ap187u99q2mv0w.jpegThe Equality Parades have been held in Poland since 2001.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/equality-parade-held-in-warsaw-6295Renowned film director Ryszard Bugajski dies aged 76https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/renowned-film-director-ryszard-bugajski-dies-aged-76-6293<p>An acclaimed Polish film director, screenwriter and writer, Ryszard Bugajski, who made Interrogation, dubbed "the most anti-communist film" died at the age of 76 on Friday evening in Warsaw after a long illness, his wife actress Maria Mamona told PAP on Saturday. </p>Sat, 08 Jun 2019 19:15:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v1rjc59dytdb2ro69a00y.jpegRyszard Bugajski died at the age of 76 on Friday evening in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/renowned-film-director-ryszard-bugajski-dies-aged-76-6293Take on the walk on the wild side down Pomiechówek wayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/take-on-the-walk-on-the-wild-side-down-pomiechowek-way-6290<p>Anybody wishing to escape the heat of Warsaw this summer perhaps should make the short journey north to the village of Pomiechówek. There they can find beautiful views of the River Wkra, a rope walk in the crowns of trees and the chance to discover the flora and fauna of an area encased in forest and water despite being so close to the capital city.</p>Sat, 08 Jun 2019 18:57:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g91ahv3e3lpip6w9ewds4.jpegVisitors explore the rope route set high in the forest surrounding Pomiechówek.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/take-on-the-walk-on-the-wild-side-down-pomiechowek-way-6290Poland beat North Macedonia in Euro 2020 qualifierhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-beat-north-macedonia-in-euro-2020-qualifier-6286<p>Poland's national soccer team won a European Championship 2020 qualifier against North Macedonia in Skopje on Friday, beating the home side 1:0. </p>Sat, 08 Jun 2019 14:59:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/75y2zxx69lsi342ntkuqag.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-beat-north-macedonia-in-euro-2020-qualifier-6286Male unemployment rate now second lowest in EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/male-unemployment-rate-now-second-lowest-in-eu-6283<p>Poland now has the second lowest male unemployment rate in the EU, according to new figures.</p>Sat, 08 Jun 2019 14:50:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bjp2ulg1rcsaxvjqjmop.jpegJobs to fill. Poland’s male unemployment rate is now the second lowest in the EU.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/male-unemployment-rate-now-second-lowest-in-eu-6283Warsaw’s night sky lit up as fire strikes high-rise office developmenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-night-sky-lit-up-as-fire-strikes-high-rise-office-development-6267<p>Fire broke out on a multi-million-dollar, high-rise office development in Warsaw on Friday night in one of the biggest blazes to strike the capital in decades.</p>Sat, 08 Jun 2019 11:32:00 +0200NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2g7bp9okyfc3db8wh8v8d.jpegFire rips through the upper floors of the Warsaw Hub.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-night-sky-lit-up-as-fire-strikes-high-rise-office-development-6267Lingerie and swimwear firm looking good as it eyes up international expansionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lingerie-and-swimwear-firm-looking-good-as-it-eyes-up-international-expansion-6260<p>Gdańsk-based fashion label, Esotiq, has announced plans to open another 34 international stores by the end of the year.&nbsp;</p>Fri, 07 Jun 2019 19:56:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pxtb1sxnzvxhs5f2ejo8c.jpegThe Gdańsk-based fashion label has announced plans to open another 34 international stores by the end of the year.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lingerie-and-swimwear-firm-looking-good-as-it-eyes-up-international-expansion-6260FestivALT alternative Jewish festival to open in Krakow in Junehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/festivalt-alternative-jewish-festival-to-open-in-krakow-in-june-6264<p>The third FestivALT festival featuring independent presentations of Jewish art will run from June 21 to 30 in the southern Polish city of Krakow. Shows, concerts, happenings and unconventional sights are all planned in the former Jewish quarter of Kazimierz.</p>Fri, 07 Jun 2019 19:07:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xgcd5y1dwlrd3kzywu77cq.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/festivalt-alternative-jewish-festival-to-open-in-krakow-in-june-6264Meet the Crazy Guys Who Ran the Entire Vistula Riverhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-the-crazy-guys-who-ran-the-entire-vistula-river-314<p>Could you do it? Meet Alan Parsons from @RunWislaw who together with his buddy Andy decided to be the first people ever to run all 1000+ kilometres (600 miles) of the Vistula River... in less than a month. And in traditional form, Alan asked our host PatrickNey to go for a run on one of the hottest days of the year.&nbsp;</p><p>How did Patrick manage? &nbsp;</p><p>Next week stand by for Episode 1 of an extra special programme on Chopin.<br><br></p>Fri, 07 Jun 2019 16:10:00 +0200SportHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cc7z7f0w9rp0ltbrhvqnedp.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-the-crazy-guys-who-ran-the-entire-vistula-river-314PKO overtakes banking giant Deutsche in historic stock market valuationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pko-overtakes-banking-giant-deutsche-in-historic-stock-market-valuation-6257<p>Poland’s biggest bank, PKO BP, has overtaken the stock market valuation of Germany’s long-time leader Deutsche Bank, in a move that is being seen as an historic moment for the Polish economy. </p>Fri, 07 Jun 2019 15:34:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ci43eb766cb4twxnznwvp.jpegThe trend across Europe’s banks is that the share prices are in decline while PKO BP is currently bucking the trend.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pko-overtakes-banking-giant-deutsche-in-historic-stock-market-valuation-6257Stunning new simulator lets you explore hidden depths of ocean bed and save marine life toohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-new-simulator-lets-you-explore-hidden-depths-of-ocean-bed-and-save-marine-life-too-6255<p>A video games company has launched a stunning new hyper-realistic simulator that takes players to the depths of the ocean and lets them see the impact human pollution is having on marine life.</p>Fri, 07 Jun 2019 15:19:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wvw3odb979cb8k4vispmju.pngCreated with the help of industry experts, Deep Dive Simulator sees players control a rookie diver and help a professor in recovering artefacts and other valuable items.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-new-simulator-lets-you-explore-hidden-depths-of-ocean-bed-and-save-marine-life-too-6255Virgin Orbit shows interest in Polish startuphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/virgin-orbit-shows-interest-in-polish-startup-6253<p>Wroclaw based startup SatRevolution plans to launch over 1,000 Earth observation nanosatellites. The project has drawn the interest of British billionaire and owner of the Virgin empire Richard Branson, the Rzeczpospolita daily reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 07 Jun 2019 12:34:00 +0200https://images.thefirstnews.com/4kjguxflceonx2soib69pq.jpegVirgin Orbit shows interest in Polish startup.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/virgin-orbit-shows-interest-in-polish-startup-6253A hell ‘worse than Auschwitz’ where thousands were tortured and slain is turned into memorial sitehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-hell-worse-than-auschwitz-where-thousands-were-tortured-and-slain-is-turned-into-memorial-site-6250<p>A WWII fort where thousands of Poles and Jews were executed by German soldiers is to be turned into a memorial site.</p>Fri, 07 Jun 2019 11:52:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gecpq627l0v12rvy5l8wxv.jpegBuilt by Russians in the 19th century as part of a defensive fortress, during WWII Fort III in Pomiechówek was turned into a concentration camp where thousands of Poles and Jews were tortured and murdered. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-hell-worse-than-auschwitz-where-thousands-were-tortured-and-slain-is-turned-into-memorial-site-6250Polish PM discusses Poland's WW2 role with world leadershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-discusses-polands-ww2-role-with-world-leaders-6248<p>Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki at a lunch during the D-Day landings anniversary ceremonies recalled Poland's role during the Second World War and presented Poland's recent economic achievements, Polish Ambassador to the UK Arkady Rzegocki has told PAP.</p>Fri, 07 Jun 2019 10:58:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ddqn5x4ygchb43ehf7b928.jpegPolish PM discusses Poland's WW2 role with world leaders.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-discusses-polands-ww2-role-with-world-leaders-6248Krakow second best developed metropolis in Poland - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-second-best-developed-metropolis-in-poland---report-6246<p>Poland's southern city of Krakow is, after Warsaw, the most developed metropolis in the country, said experts from the PwC consulting company in a report presenting the condition of Polish cities. </p>Thu, 06 Jun 2019 18:35:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zy8n3i7ubyjpn4ywg4081.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-second-best-developed-metropolis-in-poland---report-6246Poland in numbers: New research shows fascinating changes in Polish societyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-in-numbers-new-research-shows-fascinating-changes-in-polish-society-6243<p>How has Poland changed in recent years?</p>Thu, 06 Jun 2019 17:16:00 +0200News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cvffvfwda4bw1mij212zm.pngA new report by the country’s Central Statistical Office, entitled “Poland in numbers 2019” brings together key social and demographic figures, from household size to Internet use.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-in-numbers-new-research-shows-fascinating-changes-in-polish-society-6243E-mazing! South Korean e-car battery giant SK Innovation to create over 300 new jobs with 1bln PLN investmenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/e-mazing-south-korean-e-car-battery-giant-sk-innovation-to-create-over-300-new-jobs-with-1bln-pln-investment-6241<p>With electric cars gaining popularity, Korean company SK Innovation has announced plans to build a battery component factory in Poland.</p>Thu, 06 Jun 2019 14:46:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gcir4pw3ak6x0yy94uqwrn.jpegSK innovation will be the latest international company to invest in the e-battery sector in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/e-mazing-south-korean-e-car-battery-giant-sk-innovation-to-create-over-300-new-jobs-with-1bln-pln-investment-6241D-DAY REMEMBERED!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/d-day-remembered-6238<p>Polish war veterans joined their former comrades from a host of Allied nations to mark the 75th-anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Nazi-occupied France that opened up a second front against Germany, and one of the turning points of the Second World War.</p>Thu, 06 Jun 2019 12:45:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ybuboou3ec3enzsnh7w8q.pngThe Prince of Wales paid tribute to Polish heroes in recognition of the key role they played in Normandy on D-Day. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/d-day-remembered-6238Poland's unemployment rate down to 5.4 pct in Mayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-down-to-54-pct-in-may-6236<p>May's unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent from 5.6 percent in April 2019, Family and Labour Minister Bozena Borys-Szopa announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:56:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rc2c8xkwpaue4cczt7vfo.jpegPoland's unemployment rate down to 5.4 pct in May.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-down-to-54-pct-in-may-6236Moon excavator to be tested in Warsaw in Julyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/moon-excavator-to-be-tested-in-warsaw-in-july-6234<p>In six years' time an excavator designed by experts from the Space Research Centre of the Polish Institute of Sciences (CBK PAN) will be used on the moon. Testing of the equipment is due to start in Warsaw next month. </p>Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:46:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jm2pfx2ah384oikvwfejzw.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/moon-excavator-to-be-tested-in-warsaw-in-july-6234Exhibition on Polish ethnographer opens in Sloveniahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-opens-exhibition-on-polish-ethnographer-in-slovenia-6230<p>President Andrzej Duda and his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor have opened an exhibition marking the 180th anniversary of the death of the Polish ethnographer and independence activist Emil Korytko, in the Slovenian Parliament on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:25:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2y2k30yxfvhz94kqe0u1c.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-opens-exhibition-on-polish-ethnographer-in-slovenia-6230Kraków video game to become major new TV series after being picked up by Hollywood studio behind Godzilla filmhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-video-game-to-become-major-new-tv-series-after-being-picked-up-by-hollywood-studio-behind-godzilla-film-6225<p><span lang="EN-US">A hit game from Kraków-base</span>d iFun4All is set to be turned into a television series by major Hollywood studio Legendary Entertainment.</p>Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:04:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/if8bt4v0grkvror26eiz0d.jpegAccording to the game’s devlopers, the action involves “a 30-ish man with a sharp sense of style and an iconic 70s look, complete with a mustache, large sunglasses, and tight pants.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-video-game-to-become-major-new-tv-series-after-being-picked-up-by-hollywood-studio-behind-godzilla-film-6225Chandelier from Oświęcim’s Great Synagogue razed during WWII lovingly restored and placed in town’s Jewish centrehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/chandelier-from-oswiecims-great-synagogue-razed-during-wwii-lovingly-restored-and-placed-in-towns-jewish-centre-6222<p>A chandelier which once hung in the Great Synagogue of Oświęcim, southern Poland, has found a new home at the Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot Synagogue, the only surviving Jewish house of prayer in the town.</p>Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:00:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/923w0avcgphijl2jnxljp.pngThe chandelier which used to hang in the Great Synagogue in Oświęcim (pictured) has been lovingly restored.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/chandelier-from-oswiecims-great-synagogue-razed-during-wwii-lovingly-restored-and-placed-in-towns-jewish-centre-6222Retail sales rise 4.1 pct y/y in April - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-rise-41-pct-yy-in-april---eurostat-6220<p>Polish retail sales grew by 4.1 percent year on year in April 2019 after a 5.5 percent increase in March 2019. Month on month, retail sales remained unchanged, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 05 Jun 2019 14:29:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0uejb8r37fzgrrjrfgq7w5c.jpegRetail sales rise 4.1 pct y/y in April - Eurostat.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-rise-41-pct-yy-in-april---eurostat-6220Incredible tale of hidden treasure, a blood-soaked curse, mysterious deaths and a stunning old mansion keep rumours of buried Tsarist gold alivehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/incredible-tale-of-hidden-treasure-a-blood-soaked-curse-mysterious-deaths-and-a-stunning-old-mansion-keep-rumours-of-buried-tsarist-gold-alive-6214<p>Could two billion dollars of lost Tsarist treasure be hidden in a palace near Warsaw?</p>Wed, 05 Jun 2019 12:21:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yxqvd4v3ihd5jiq01u4g0i.pngIn the closing stages of WWII, Polish adventurer Ferdynand Ossendowski (top right) met Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, known as the Mad Baron, at this mansion in Żółwin. Shortly after, Ossendowski died of a mystery illness. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/incredible-tale-of-hidden-treasure-a-blood-soaked-curse-mysterious-deaths-and-a-stunning-old-mansion-keep-rumours-of-buried-tsarist-gold-alive-6214British philosopher, writer Sir Roger Scruton decorated for outstanding services to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-decorates-british-philosopher-writer-sir-roger-scruton-6212<p>Honest politics is based on serving people, on listening to people, on listening to social needs; the professor has given us the recipe how to do it, Polish President Andrzej Duda stated on Tuesday during a ceremony to decorate British writer Roger Scruton.</p>Tue, 04 Jun 2019 18:55:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ho4s3rzkll98lhvx9jwuw4.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-decorates-british-philosopher-writer-sir-roger-scruton-6212Brightly coloured Totem poles deliver powerful eco messagehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/brightly-coloured-totem-poles-deliver-powerful-eco-message-6209<p>A colourful new art installation is sending the internet wild after appearing in Poznań.</p>Tue, 04 Jun 2019 16:40:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s1zlnhldzzwr5iyoit2g.jpegThe choice of totems as the ecological message’s carrier isn’t a coincidence as for millennia they were used by different cultures as sacred objects, often connected to the forces of nature.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/brightly-coloured-totem-poles-deliver-powerful-eco-message-6209Mobile gaming on the up, says Warsaw’s Spicy Mobile companyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mobile-gaming-on-the-up-says-warsaws-spicy-mobile-company-6195<p>Mobile games are all the rage in Poland, according to a new report by Warsaw-based mobile marketing company Spicy Mobile.</p>Tue, 04 Jun 2019 14:13:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x33pagonar85juquht17ph.jpegMobile games are massively popular in Poland, Europe’s eighth-largest market for video games overall, in terms of spending.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mobile-gaming-on-the-up-says-warsaws-spicy-mobile-company-6195Thirty years ago today! Poland’s first free elections under commie rule paved the way for democracy and the death of communismhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thirty-years-ago-today-polands-first-free-elections-under-commie-rule-paved-the-way-for-democracy-and-the-death-of-communism-6186<p>Today marks the 30th anniversary of the June 4, 1989, elections in Poland, which ended with an extraordinary victory for the Solidarity trade union.</p>Tue, 04 Jun 2019 11:50:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q8a6ryoyx2bdinwmg98ze.jpegOn Sunday, June 4, 1989, the first round of elections to the Sejm and Senate were held, with 62 percent voter turnout.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thirty-years-ago-today-polands-first-free-elections-under-commie-rule-paved-the-way-for-democracy-and-the-death-of-communism-6186President appoints new ministershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-appoints-new-ministers-6184<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda appointed new ministers to PM Mateusz Morawiecki's government on Tuesday morning. The reshuffle has come in the wake of the recent European Parliament elections.</p>Tue, 04 Jun 2019 11:01:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wtk0x0rc0ppttzpef2j2r.jpegPresident appoints new ministers.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-appoints-new-ministers-6184John Paul II awoke solidarity, desire for freedom in Poles - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/john-paul-ii-awoke-solidarity-desire-for-freedom-in-poles---pm-6180<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in Poland's northern city of Gdańsk on Monday that the first pilgrimage to Poland by Pope John Paul II awoke solidarity and a desire for freedom in the Polish people.</p>Mon, 03 Jun 2019 18:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/80zg2svsx237ib37ye8trc.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/john-paul-ii-awoke-solidarity-desire-for-freedom-in-poles---pm-6180Getting high! ‘Silesian Spiderman’ nicked after scaling Warsaw’s 170m Marriott hotel WITHOUT ropes or harnesshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/getting-high-silesian-spiderman-nicked-after-scaling-warsaws-170m-marriot-hotel-without-ropes-or-harness-6176<p>A man who stunned passersby after climbing up the side of the Marriott hotel in Warsaw without a harness or ropes has been arrested.</p>Mon, 03 Jun 2019 18:11:00 +0200SportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wp3hb8qa0ibsogv2xczpye.jpegMarcin Banot climbed the 170m tower of the Marriott Hotel in Warsaw on Sunday afternoon.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/getting-high-silesian-spiderman-nicked-after-scaling-warsaws-170m-marriot-hotel-without-ropes-or-harness-6176One of the largest and most beautiful horseracing tracks in the world, Warsaw’s Slużewiec celebrates its 80th first racetrack anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-of-the-larest-and-most-beautiful-horseracing-tracks-in-the-world-warsaws-sluzewiec-celebrates-its-80th-first-racetrack-anniversary-6174<p>Eighty years ago, Warsaw’s Służewicz Racetrack hosted its first race.</p>Mon, 03 Jun 2019 16:42:00 +0200SportHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hvtdys3t9dt3p97l3v8zar.jpegBefore starting work on it, architect Plater-Zyberk visited the best racetracks in Europe to learn from their experience and see the latest technical solutions.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-of-the-larest-and-most-beautiful-horseracing-tracks-in-the-world-warsaws-sluzewiec-celebrates-its-80th-first-racetrack-anniversary-6174Polish GDP forecast to have best growth in western Worldhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-gdp-forecast-to-have-best-growth-in-western-world-6170<p>A recent revision to Poland’s GDP forecast for 2019 has put Poland 4th in the World behind China 7.2 percent, India 6.2 percent and Indonesia 5.1 percent according to the OECD.</p>Mon, 03 Jun 2019 15:32:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lmeb26wf4rhrdvwl1do9af.jpegFollowing a strong 2019 first quarter, the IMF, World Bank and a string of economists adjusted their predictions to forecast an increase in GDP.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-gdp-forecast-to-have-best-growth-in-western-world-6170Kielce space dudes rocket into first place in international Mars rover comphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kielce-space-dudes-rocket-into-first-place-in-international-mars-rover-comp-6165<p>Poland’s Mars Rover Kielce Impuls team has won the 2019 University Rover Challenge (URC) in Utah, United States.</p>Mon, 03 Jun 2019 14:36:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/phwa2qrbg3h8x0olyejac5.jpegThe students from Kielce University of Technology sailed into first place with 362.87 points, well ahead of Canadian runners up, Ryerson Rams Robotics, which got 329.51 points. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kielce-space-dudes-rocket-into-first-place-in-international-mars-rover-comp-6165Polish hydrogen buses to be delivered to Italyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-hydrogen-buses-to-be-delivered-to-italy-6163<p>Poland's Solaris Bus &amp; Coach company will deliver 12 hydrogen-powered city buses to Bolzano, Italy. Bolzano is the first city to try out hydrogen-run public transport vehicles. The contract also includes an eight-year service agreement.</p>Mon, 03 Jun 2019 12:09:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mso0605jvmkx073ujqx1q.jpegPolish hydrogen buses to be delivered to Italy.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-hydrogen-buses-to-be-delivered-to-italy-6163Totally wall-some: with its roots in street art, one Warsaw company has taken the ad world by storm with its outrageous muralshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/totally-wall-some-with-its-roots-in-street-art-one-warsaw-company-has-taken-the-ad-world-by-storm-with-its-outrageous-murals-6158<p>In a country increasingly fatigued by billboard advertising, one Warsaw-based firm has hit on an artisanal minded alternative whilst also winning the public’s widespread approval and the media’s unflagging attention.</p>Sun, 02 Jun 2019 17:34:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w2tbtxi0m4ncy55lg2lwge.jpegThe 4,000-sqm mural on the dam was created by using high-pressure water jets to leach dirt off the dam’s face. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/totally-wall-some-with-its-roots-in-street-art-one-warsaw-company-has-taken-the-ad-world-by-storm-with-its-outrageous-murals-6158Great roars of fire: dragon parade hits the streets of Krakówhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/great-roars-of-fire-dragon-parade-hits-the-streets-of-krakow-6155<p>A long time ago, during the reign of King Krakus, a dragon lived in a lair beneath Wawel Castle. He demanded offerings of cattle and even humans, and he would have continued to terrorise the city if it hadn’t been for a clever cobbler, or in other versions, the king’s sons, who fed the monster a calf skin filled with sulphur. To quench his thirst after his fiery meal, the dragon drank so much water from the Vistula that he burst.</p>Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:10:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b0yrt0ss1k4co1tgz3i3xu.jpegA roaringly good time. One of the dragons makes it way around the Old Town square.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/great-roars-of-fire-dragon-parade-hits-the-streets-of-krakow-6155Gone but not forgotten: new exhibition at the former FSO plant highlights some communist-era motoring classicshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/gone-but-not-forgotten-new-exhibition-at-the-former-fso-plant-highlights-some-communist-era-motoring-classics-126<p>Seventeen years after the last Polonez car trundled off the Żerań FSO (Passenger Automobile Factory) in Warsaw some of the factory’s motoring classics are back as part of a newly opened exhibition.</p><p>The idea to collect some of the relics of the road of communist Poland started as a joke. The "Our Track" Association of Old Transport Enthusiasts members created a Facebook fanpage called “Nation’s Treasures” (Skarb Narodów) featuring cars once sold in the Polish People’s Republic’s unique models. Robert Brykała, Czarek Nowicki, Artur Perzanowski, Piotr Adamczyk and later on Andrzej Grabczyk and Maciej Bień acquired a quirky collection of vehicles including Warszawa, Polonez, Syrena and Żuk vans and soon started looking for a way to make it available for the public.</p><p>With the cooperation of the Foundation for the Protection of Industrial Monuments and Technology over 100 cars are now displayed at the FSO factory. There was no better place for the exhibition, as the car factory, curiously, for an industrial facility, located in the middle of Warsaw, was the birthplace of many automotive legends.</p><p>As the organizers reveal: “Vehicles manufactured in neighbouring halls returned to the former paint shop - where, at the end of the 1940s, the construction of FSO was started. There are Warszawa cars, that started everything in 1951, Syrenka, which began to leave factory in Żerań six years later. There is no shortage of Polski Fiat 125p, produced here from 1968-1991, and the Polonez, which was made in FSO from 1978-2002.”</p>Sat, 01 Jun 2019 17:16:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kzg2xl0cijgbz9a6ib3c3h.jpegThe humble FSO Polonez: one of the stars of the show.https://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/gone-but-not-forgotten-new-exhibition-at-the-former-fso-plant-highlights-some-communist-era-motoring-classics-126Polish flag carrier LOT launches flights to Miamihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-flag-carrier-lot-launches-flights-to-miami-6153<p>LOT Polish Airlines inaugurated a new route from Warsaw to Miami on Saturday, the airline's ninth connection to the USA and the first direct flight between Poland and Florida.</p>Sat, 01 Jun 2019 14:20:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ktyo857g2jphmy7wvzwdc5.jpegPolish flag carrier LOT launches flights to Miami.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-flag-carrier-lot-launches-flights-to-miami-6153That’s the spirit: traditional Polish drink captures the imagination of connoisseurs in Poland and abroad.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thats-the-spirit-traditional-polish-drink-captures-the-imagination-of-connoisseurs-in-poland-and-abroad-6151<p>Frant is a brand in the world of alcohol that many may not have heard of, but that, it appears, may not be the case much longer.</p>Sat, 01 Jun 2019 12:12:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ik5ir4ogdewdpuz2s4pj.jpegA bottle of Frant’s Wildflower, a drink based on honey.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thats-the-spirit-traditional-polish-drink-captures-the-imagination-of-connoisseurs-in-poland-and-abroad-6151Wrocław station surroundings to get spruced up following competitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wroclaw-station-surroundings-to-get-spruced-up-following-competition-6149<p>The area around Wrocław railway station is set to get a facelift to make it a more welcoming place for local travellers and visitors alike.</p>Sat, 01 Jun 2019 10:40:00 +0200BusinessArt & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lv088x1b2cgfl4krje3ut.jpegWrocław's famed railway station will soon get shiny new surroundings thanks to the competition.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wroclaw-station-surroundings-to-get-spruced-up-following-competition-6149Prime minister invites all children to celebrate Children's Dayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/prime-minister-invites-all-children-to-celebrate-childrens-day-6147<p>On Twitter on Friday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki invited all children and their attendants to Children's Day celebrations falling on Saturday. The festivities will be held at the PM Office's gardens, Royal Łazienki Park and Agrykola Park in Warsaw.</p>Fri, 31 May 2019 18:31:00 +0200News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hguu9yb61bhwy81oa921xa.jpegPrime minister invites all children to celebrate Children's Dayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/prime-minister-invites-all-children-to-celebrate-childrens-day-6147The king is dead! Dan Wyszogrodzki remembers graphic designer to the stars Rosław Szaybohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-king-is-dead-dan-wyszogrodzki-remembers-graphic-designer-to-the-stars-roslaw-szaybo-6143<p>He was one of the fathers of the Polish School of poster design.</p>Fri, 31 May 2019 17:29:00 +0200Dan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zdt129i1tsk8954pcycmfd.jpegThe king of album covers died last week in Warsaw at the age of 85. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-king-is-dead-dan-wyszogrodzki-remembers-graphic-designer-to-the-stars-roslaw-szaybo-6143Over the moon! Incredible travelling giant moon thrills viewershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/over-the-moon-incredible-travelling-giant-moon-installation-thrills-viewers-123<p><strong>Photo Gallery:</strong> A seven-metre wide moon has lit up the sky over Warsaw’s Vistula Boulevards.</p>Fri, 31 May 2019 16:06:00 +0200Art & CultureSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/aqqyabkqc5nzd4cv55ri5j.jpegThe model moon suspended above the ground is the brainchild of British installation artist Luke Jerram and comes from his traveling 'Museum of the Moon' project. https://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/over-the-moon-incredible-travelling-giant-moon-installation-thrills-viewers-123Good day sunshine! BLIK heads abroad with UAE dealhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/good-day-sunshine-blik-heads-abroad-with-uae-deal-6140<p>Polish mobile payment system Blik is going international with the technology being bought by the United Arab Emirates.</p>Fri, 31 May 2019 15:37:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c21a25ozboujup7n3jmcsa.jpegThanks to this technology export, the system will be used abroad for the first time, although not the last, according to Blik’s owners.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/good-day-sunshine-blik-heads-abroad-with-uae-deal-6140PM hands parents of Polish sextuplets keys to new carhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-hands-parents-of-polish-sextuplets-keys-to-new-car-6138<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday morning visited the parents of Polish sextuplets at the University Hospital in Krakow, south Poland, and gave them the keys to a new nine-seater Volkswagen Transporter car.</p>Fri, 31 May 2019 13:11:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f07od5dersqmyjk54xl1c.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-hands-parents-of-polish-sextuplets-keys-to-new-car-6138Bling it on! Stunning royal jewellery goes on show at ‘Rule and Dazzle’ exhibitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bling-it-on-stunning-royal-jewellery-goes-on-show-at-rule-and-dazzle-exhibition-6136<p>The diamond dress that adorns Poland’s most venerated icon, the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, has left the holy confines of the Jasna Góra monastery and can now be seen at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.</p>Fri, 31 May 2019 12:53:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8zk6q2957fxxnttw87ocxq.jpegRecent scholarship has shown that these dazzling items were produced in Polish workshops, thereby creating a completely new branch of Polish art history.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bling-it-on-stunning-royal-jewellery-goes-on-show-at-rule-and-dazzle-exhibition-6136Get in the ring! Raising thousands for charity.https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/get-in-the-ring-raising-thousands-for-charity-311<p>White collar boxing is a global phenomenon but completely unknown in Poland, until now. Julian Szumowski from Biznes Boxing Polska has raised almost a million złoty for charitable causes bringing businesspeople, politicians and even a priest into the boxing ring - to fight each other. Here the remarkable story in the latest #HeartofPoland.</p><p>Watch Julian spring a nice surprise on our host Patrick Ney at the end. Did Patrick survive?!</p>Fri, 31 May 2019 12:14:00 +0200SportHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/94megv9g47m4ouc1rikjsl.jpegGet in the ring! Raising thousands for charity.https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/get-in-the-ring-raising-thousands-for-charity-311Poland's GDP up 4.7 pct y/y in 1st quarter - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-up-47-pct-yy-in-1st-quarter---stats-office-6133<p>The Polish economy grew by 4.7 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Friday.</p>Fri, 31 May 2019 11:27:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wmd19ww4wabxztn52sgc.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-up-47-pct-yy-in-1st-quarter---stats-office-6133Every second Polish strawberry is exported - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/every-second-polish-strawberry-is-exported---report-6131<p>Poland takes second place in Europe and eighth in the world in terms of strawberry production, which amounted to approximately 196,000 tonnes in 2018, up by 10 percent year on year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced.</p>Thu, 30 May 2019 19:14:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rs4r83n3m5ihj7llu0wft.jpegEvery second Polish strawberry is exported.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/every-second-polish-strawberry-is-exported---report-6131A movie kind of love! Iconic cinema gets historic status protecting it from developers who want to tear it down and build skyscraperhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-movie-kind-of-love-iconic-cinema-gets-historic-status-protecting-it-from-developers-who-want-to-tear-it-down-and-build-skyscraper-6128<p>A Warsaw cinema from the 1970s has been designated a listed heritage site, despite opposition from its owner.</p>Thu, 30 May 2019 18:01:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6q6zbb4kns8x2nmdvz1ejb.jpegThe modernist building in the centre of Warsaw was designed in the 1960s by Zbigniew Wacławek, in cooperation with Andrzej Kaliszewski and Zbigniew Gąsior. Construction was completed in 1970. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-movie-kind-of-love-iconic-cinema-gets-historic-status-protecting-it-from-developers-who-want-to-tear-it-down-and-build-skyscraper-6128That’ll do nicely! Poland scoops TWO awards for European culture and heritagehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thatll-do-nicely-poland-scoops-two-awards-for-european-culture-and-heritage-6123<p>Two heritage sites in Poland have been awarded for their importance to European culture.</p>Thu, 30 May 2019 15:57:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wcghe2fve48mendcfym5c.jpegOne of the prizes went to the Queen Louise Mine in Zabrze which the jury said its maintenance is vital for future generations as it is an important element of the history of not only Poland but also of Europe.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thatll-do-nicely-poland-scoops-two-awards-for-european-culture-and-heritage-6123Poland will make Europe more aware of its historic elections - speakerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-make-europe-more-aware-of-its-historic-elections---speaker-6121<p>We will remind Europe that 30 years ago Poland was able to organise partly-free elections that soon led to the fall of communism, Senate Speaker Stanislaw Karczewski said at an academic conference in the Senate on Thursday.</p>Thu, 30 May 2019 13:36:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fak5n06vyiffzvjo3hgafj.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-make-europe-more-aware-of-its-historic-elections---speaker-6121Pilots recreate epic 1926 flight from Warsaw to Japan and BACK in 1940’s biplanehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pilots-recreate-epic-1926-flight-from-warsaw-to-japan-and-back-in-1940s-biplane-6119<p>A team of pilots is flying from Warsaw to Tokyo and back in a simple biplane to retrace the journey made by Polish aviator Bolesław Orliński in 1926.</p>Thu, 30 May 2019 11:56:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8qvgspgl1k4evj7d9l46b9.jpegThe pilots getting ready for take off in Warsaw expect to cover the 24,000 km by flying 3-5 hours per day.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pilots-recreate-epic-1926-flight-from-warsaw-to-japan-and-back-in-1940s-biplane-6119Most citizens feel safe living in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-citizens-feel-safe-living-in-poland-6116<p>Eighty nine percent of Poles in a CBOS survey said Poland was a safe country to live in, 8 percent believed the opposite, 3 percent could not say.</p>Thu, 30 May 2019 11:25:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ue5ykurpp53xc15lrixwk.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-citizens-feel-safe-living-in-poland-6116The big picture, quite literally! Warsaw artist transforms city look with gorgeous huge muralshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-big-picture-quite-literally-warsaw-artist-transforms-city-look-with-gorgeous-huge-mural-6113<p>It is a city set on wheels.</p>Wed, 29 May 2019 17:23:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lajswlht9euzgiad4tc6n.jpegStacked on top of each other to form a rich architectural timeline, Brzozowski’s Warsaw begins with the kind of buildings that typify the Old Town before topping out with the Palace of Culture.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-big-picture-quite-literally-warsaw-artist-transforms-city-look-with-gorgeous-huge-mural-6113It’s moo-der! Duda steps in to save ‘wild cows’ from slaughterhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-moo-der-duda-steps-in-to-save-wild-cows-from-slaughter-6110<p>President Duda has intervened to help save a heard of homeless cattle threatened with a trip to the abattoir after wandering free for years.</p>Wed, 29 May 2019 16:27:00 +0200News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zg1hzjdlqaej92bqjrt3nk.jpegThe wild cows which have been wandering free for years and grazing on any field they can find have won few friends amongst the locals, and earlier this month the regional veterinary office said the animals should be sent to slaughter, mainly on the grounds that as their health was not monitored they risked infecting domestic cattle with diseases.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-moo-der-duda-steps-in-to-save-wild-cows-from-slaughter-6110Polish delegation in Smoleńsk continues Tu-154M wreckage examinationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-delegation-in-smolensk-continues-tu-154m-wreckage-examination-6108<p>Polish prosecutors and forensic technicians are conducting procedural steps on examination of the TU-154M presidential plane that crashed in Smoleńsk, Russia, on April 10, 2010, with the loss of 96 lives, the Russian Investigative Committee has announced.</p>Wed, 29 May 2019 14:36:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3b5e3szzpq2n5yzsey5dx.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-delegation-in-smolensk-continues-tu-154m-wreckage-examination-6108Final talks on US military presence likely during president's US visithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/final-talks-on-us-military-presence-likely-during-presidents-us-visit-6105<p>Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said on Wednesday it is highly likely that during President Andrzej Duda's trip to the USA in June, talks will be held finalising the first stage of the process of increasing the US military presence in Poland.</p>Wed, 29 May 2019 14:24:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/88casvk2wy6hb4k6l9uqub.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/final-talks-on-us-military-presence-likely-during-presidents-us-visit-6105Fascinating 3D scans of ancient skulls and skeletons show how Poles have changed over the centurieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fascinating-3d-scans-of-ancient-skulls-and-skeletons-shows-how-poles-have-changed-over-the-centuries-6102<p>How have Poles changed since their medieval ancestors ruled the land? Did Slavs wander into modern Poland or were they native to those territories?</p>Wed, 29 May 2019 13:41:00 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0a9qx8mvhbv71uk4hr99cu1.pngUntil now the valuable collection of bones, numbering about 3,000 skulls and skeletal remains, has only been available to a small number of researchers from the University of Łódź.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fascinating-3d-scans-of-ancient-skulls-and-skeletons-shows-how-poles-have-changed-over-the-centuries-6102New appointments in EU should serve building strong Europe - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-appointments-in-eu-should-serve-building-strong-europe---polish-pm-6100<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki, who arrived in Brussels on Tuesday afternoon to take part in an EU summit, which is to launch "a new opening" in the European Union, stressed that appointments to top-level EU posts should serve the building of a strong European Union.</p>Tue, 28 May 2019 17:33:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nvq9gl4tbaoj24xzafbn7.jpegNew appointments in EU should serve building strong Europe - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-appointments-in-eu-should-serve-building-strong-europe---polish-pm-6100Green-fingered prof wins prestigious Wheelwright prize for project exploring relationship between humans and plantshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/green-fingered-prof-wins-prestigious-wheelwright-prize-for-project-exploring-relationship-between-humans-and-plants-6098<p>A Polish architect has won the 2019 Wheelwright Prize for a project on the culture and architecture of greenhouses around the world.</p>Tue, 28 May 2019 17:25:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s8qyabfxhd8u5jxghcih4i.jpegProfessor Aleksandra Jaeschke’s project was praised for its 'pioneering work on greenhouses' which engages 'deeply with nature, with horticulture, and with ruralism and the countryside.'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/green-fingered-prof-wins-prestigious-wheelwright-prize-for-project-exploring-relationship-between-humans-and-plants-6098The tooth will out! Why has huge molar appeared on Poland’s most famous mountain?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-tooth-will-out-why-has-huge-molar-appeared-on-polands-most-famous-mountain-6095<p>A giant tooth has been carried to the top of Mt Giewont in the Tatras, in a rare example of molar mountaineering.</p>Tue, 28 May 2019 17:00:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2zmd076nbv68rbc20qhfrk.pngWhen asked why they were carrying such a big tooth to the top of the mountain the Japanese tourists said it was for scientific purposes but didn’t say anything more.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-tooth-will-out-why-has-huge-molar-appeared-on-polands-most-famous-mountain-6095Flying aces flying high as they clear up at European Gliding Championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/flying-aces-flying-high-as-they-clear-up-at-european-gliding-championships-6093<p>Glider superstar Sebastian Kawa has won the 20th &nbsp;FAI European Gliding Championship, making him European champion for the eighth time.</p>Tue, 28 May 2019 15:17:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1xvvlp6ca0b7l73itm9fib.jpegFifteen times world champion and eight times European champion Sebastian Kawa (centre) took another gold at the championships in Stalowa Wola at the weekend. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/flying-aces-flying-high-as-they-clear-up-at-european-gliding-championships-6093Bank PKO BP experts upgrade Poland's GDP growth forecasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bank-pko-bp-experts-upgrade-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-6092<p>Poland's economy could expand by as much 4.6 percent in 2019, rather than the 4.2 percent forecast before, analysts of Poland's largest lender by assets PKO BP wrote in their latest quarterly report.</p>Tue, 28 May 2019 14:47:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b2hqpt0dyrwpclpbbuqrm.jpegAccording to the PKO BP experts, the growth will be based on domestic demand: both investment and private consumption.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bank-pko-bp-experts-upgrade-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-6092MoD puts in request for fleet of hi-tech US stealth jetshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mod-puts-in-request-for-fleet-of-hi-tech-us-stealth-jets-6090<p>The Ministry of Defence has sent a letter of enquiry for the purchase of 32 F-35A fighter jets from the USA, Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak announced on Tuesday, stressing it was high time to replace post-Soviet equipment with the latest aircraft.</p>Tue, 28 May 2019 12:57:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4zt4ff6mnpq26ghwkbvps2.jpegDuring a visit to Warsaw in April, Lockheed Martin Executive Vice-President Richard H. Edwards said that the aircraft could be delivered and achieve initial readiness in 2024.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mod-puts-in-request-for-fleet-of-hi-tech-us-stealth-jets-6090One of Egypt’s oldest churches dating back to the 4th century found hidden behind ancient basilica wallhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-of-egypts-oldest-churches-dating-back-to-the-4th-century-found-hidden-behind-ancient-basilica-wall-6086<p>Polish archaeologists have discovered a 4th Century church in Egypt, which they say could be one of the oldest known Christian temples in Egypt.</p>Mon, 27 May 2019 16:06:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sokv4b3ppnc9n0ywb2mhs8.jpegWhat is left of the church was discovered in the ancient port of Marea, near the city of Alexandria. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-of-egypts-oldest-churches-dating-back-to-the-4th-century-found-hidden-behind-ancient-basilica-wall-6086With voter turnout at its highest since joining the EU, TFN looks at the winners and losers of yesterday’s crucial Euro electionshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/with-voter-turnout-at-its-highest-since-joining-the-eu-tfn-looks-at-the-winners-and-losers-of-yesterdays-crucial-euro-elections-6080<p>According to the National Election Commission, voter turnout was 45.42 percent, a record number since Poland joined the EU in 2004.</p>Mon, 27 May 2019 13:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1tdyqu32clgihk9hnjq4c.jpegVoting across Europe was its highest for 20 years with around 51 percent of citizens turning up at the ballot box.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/with-voter-turnout-at-its-highest-since-joining-the-eu-tfn-looks-at-the-winners-and-losers-of-yesterdays-crucial-euro-elections-6080Polish amber to wow visitors at US jewellery fairhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-amber-to-wow-visitors-at-us-jewellery-fair-6079<p>Polish companies will open a national stand presenting amber goods at JCK Las Vegas, the largest jewellery fair in North America, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) has announced.</p>Mon, 27 May 2019 11:22:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1g247db3m2vkueo05fnlkn.jpegThe export value of Polish jewellery is estimated at EUR 1 bln per year.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-amber-to-wow-visitors-at-us-jewellery-fair-6079Poland's unemployment falls to 5.6 percent in April - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-falls-to-56-percent-in-april---stats-office-6077<p>Poland's unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent in April 2019 from 5.9 percent a month earlier, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 27 May 2019 10:53:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1g2uw40rhawli02jrxg5qf.jpegThe Family and Labour Ministry reported earlier that April's unemployment amounted to 5.6 percent.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-falls-to-56-percent-in-april---stats-office-6077Ruling party wins Polish EP elections - results from 99.25 pct of polling stationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-wins-polish-ep-elections---results-from-9925-pct-of-polling-stations-6076<p>Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) won the Sunday elections to the European Parliament having received 45.57 percent of votes, the State Electoral Commission (PKW) announced on Monday morning, presenting results from 99.25 percent of polling stations.</p>Mon, 27 May 2019 08:58:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5h5erncphvjjrtdlt09v4.jpegLaw and Justice received 45.57 percent of votes.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-wins-polish-ep-elections---results-from-9925-pct-of-polling-stations-6076Law and Justice wins Polish EP elections - exit pollshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/law-and-justice-wins-polish-ep-elections---exit-polls-6074<p>Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) won the Sunday elections to the European Parliament, an Ipsos exit poll for TVP, TVN and Polsat television stations showed.</p>Sun, 26 May 2019 21:18:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a9vgwhs5d4mwfbxia8h85m.jpegPoland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) was backed by 42.4 percent of the voters.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/law-and-justice-wins-polish-ep-elections---exit-polls-6074Tenth Warsaw Book Fair ended on Sundayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tenth-warsaw-book-fair-ended-on-sunday-6073<p>Over 800 exhibitors from 27 countries, over 1,000 invited authors and 1,500 events took place during the 10th Warsaw Book Fair, which ended at the PGE National Stadium on Sunday.</p>Sun, 26 May 2019 20:49:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/449gm1qghdv1znbqrna4ni.jpegThis year the fair's guest of honour was Romania, next year the fair will honour Czech writers.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tenth-warsaw-book-fair-ended-on-sunday-6073Turnout in Poland's European election at 32.51 pct by 5 p.m.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/turnout-in-polands-local-election-at-3251-pct-by-5-pm-6070<p>The turnout in the Sunday European elections amounted to 32.51 percent by 5 p.m., the State Electoral Commission announced during a press conference at 6:30 p.m.</p>Sun, 26 May 2019 19:08:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zpxwinn2pxkmal7wfw0k7.jpegState Electoral Commission conference on voter turnout and the voting process.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/turnout-in-polands-local-election-at-3251-pct-by-5-pm-6070Recycling machines offering prizes open for business in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/recycling-machines-offering-prizes-open-for-business-in-warsaw-6069<p>To encourage people to recycle, Warsaw is introducing “motivational” recycling machines that offer users prizes for sorting waste – the first of their kind worldwide.</p>Sun, 26 May 2019 14:50:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m4hljpmpzvehfu7jbh91ri.jpegBy offering prizes, the “Motivational Waste Management System” aims to convince people to recycle.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/recycling-machines-offering-prizes-open-for-business-in-warsaw-6069Presidential couple wish all the best to Polish mothershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/presidential-couple-wish-all-the-best-to-polish-mothers-6068<p>Congratulations and best wishes were extended on Mother's Day on Sunday to all mothers by Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda.</p>Sun, 26 May 2019 13:44:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qs38ycl8jrc78n2j44g1q4.jpegThe presidential couple wrote a letter posted on the President's Office website.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/presidential-couple-wish-all-the-best-to-polish-mothers-6068Polish wonder woman boxes clever to retain world titlehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-wonder-woman-boxes-clever-to-retain-world-title-6065<p>Poland’s Ewa Brodnicka beat Mexico’s Janeth Perez to remain World Champion in Jelenia Góra on Saturday night.</p>Sun, 26 May 2019 11:37:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bw6kokldh48hodubuioc66.jpegBrodnicka’s victory extended her unbeaten run to 17.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-wonder-woman-boxes-clever-to-retain-world-title-6065European elections start in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/european-elections-start-in-poland-6064<p>Voting to the European Parliament in Poland started at 7 a.m. on Sunday. It will end at 9 p.m.</p>Sun, 26 May 2019 09:00:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dkd2geeqx3doq7zccgidsk.jpegVoting at the polling station in Szczecin.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/european-elections-start-in-poland-6064Architect designs intelligent house that MOVES to catch sunlighthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/architect-designs-intelligent-house-that-moves-to-catch-sunlight-6060<p>A house with a moving terrace by Polish architect Robert Konieczny has been making waves with design fans both at home and abroad.</p>Sat, 25 May 2019 17:14:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kibglm3lw5c55l5v5172a.jpegSet on hinges, the terrace rotates along a track in the lawn. It is moved using an automated system, but can be controlled manually if necessary. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/architect-designs-intelligent-house-that-moves-to-catch-sunlight-6060Poles win three medals in canoeing world championship in Poznańhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-win-three-medals-in-canoeing-world-championship-in-poznan-6058<p>Polish canoeists won three during the Saturday finals of the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup held in the western city of Poznań.</p>Sat, 25 May 2019 15:36:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u16glkhakww4qr7t7nmuo.jpegThe third place in the Olympic competition was taken by Marta Walczykiewicz (K1 200 m race).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-win-three-medals-in-canoeing-world-championship-in-poznan-6058PM says gov't in contact with flood-threatened regionshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-says-govt-in-contact-with-flood-threatened-regions-6056<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Twitter on Saturday that he and his interior and defence ministers were in stable contact with governors of provinces at risk of flooding.</p>Sat, 25 May 2019 15:16:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1jk5k077r3d7qmlzx6dsqj.jpeg“We are monitoring the flood risk situation on an on-going basis,” stressed the prime minister.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-says-govt-in-contact-with-flood-threatened-regions-6056Presidential couple visit sextuplets in hospitalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/presidential-couple-visit-sextuplets-in-hospital-6054<p>President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, have visited the newly-born sextuplets and their parents at the university hospital in Kraków, southern Poland, the President's Office tweeted on Friday evening.</p>Sat, 25 May 2019 12:00:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b15xltsrd65jhnxm7of6ze.jpegThe presidential couple also met with the hospital staff, who were involved in the first such delivery in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/presidential-couple-visit-sextuplets-in-hospital-6054The street artist with a PhD whose work is covering the globehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-street-artist-with-a-phd-whose-work-is-covering-the-globe-6052<p>Black and white urban and industrial fantasies integrated into city architecture and grey, post-soviet blocks of flats are the characteristic signs of Polish street artist Mariusz Waras known as M-City.</p>Sat, 25 May 2019 10:58:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8yac0h5t9dcgcved7ulook.jpegM-City’s enormous stencil works of art can be seen across the globe, from Berlin to Rio de Janeiro, yet he gets inspiration from his home town of Gdynia – an industrial port built in the interwar period.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-street-artist-with-a-phd-whose-work-is-covering-the-globe-6052Lublin beats off competition from SEVEN other cities to be named best place for investmenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-beats-off-competition-from-seven-other-cities-to-be-named-best-place-for-investment-6049<p>Investors eyeing Poland might do well to look to the eastern city of Lublin, according to a new study on Polish cities’ investment potential.</p>Fri, 24 May 2019 20:56:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3xc1l3ejag2cdlqvcosmkt.jpegThe cities were examined in eight categories that encourage investment, including infrastructure, the labour market and support from the public administration, as well as whether they are a good place to live.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-beats-off-competition-from-seven-other-cities-to-be-named-best-place-for-investment-6049State services have stood up well to flooding 'test' - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/state-services-have-stood-up-well-to-flooding-test---pm-6051<p>Activities related to the flood situation are a kind of test of the effectiveness of Poland's state services, which have stood up pretty well so far, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated on Friday, the third day of extensive flooding in south Poland.</p>Fri, 24 May 2019 20:47:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z6erq3fmg9kmuitdb3gs3.jpegAccording to the PM, thanks to the prevention, it has been possible to avoid “many tragedies.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/state-services-have-stood-up-well-to-flooding-test---pm-6051Copyright directive a threat to online freedom of speechhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/copyright-directive-a-threat-to-online-freedom-of-speech-6048<p>Poland has charged the EU's copyright directive to the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) on grounds of its threats to freedom of speech on the internet, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz informed on Friday.</p>Fri, 24 May 2019 18:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wzzlvkcc04swrqufpx14sj.jpeg“The Charter of Fundamental Rights (of the European Union - PAP) guarantees freedom of speech,” Czaputowicz told a press conference in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/copyright-directive-a-threat-to-online-freedom-of-speech-6048Only one thing stands between you and paradise with the new girlfriend - the mum-in-ROAR!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/only-one-thing-stands-between-you-and-paradise-with-the-new-girlfriend---the-mum-in-roar-6046<p>You have a Polish girlfriend. Congratulations! Great choice! Polish girls are ambitious, intelligent, beautiful and crazy enough to give up their home country and go with you to the end of the world. You can enjoy the fact that your girlfriend is well-educated, likes to read books and speaks English very well.</p>Fri, 24 May 2019 18:31:00 +0200LifeWhy So Serious?https://images.thefirstnews.com/jbbat1y1nphs3j3ibrux9l.jpegGet to know the story of the women from your fiancé's family and you will understand her better.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/only-one-thing-stands-between-you-and-paradise-with-the-new-girlfriend---the-mum-in-roar-6046Make perfect Polish żurek with celebrity chef Cristina Catesehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/make-perfect-polish-zurek-with-celebrity-chef-cristina-catese-309<p>TV Chef Cristina Catese from Akademia Kulinarna Whirlpool shows you how to make perfect Polish żurek in part 2 of our Heart of Poland special cookery programme.</p><p>- Have you ever made żurek?</p><p>-<strong>&nbsp;</strong>How happy did our host Patrick look when he tried it?</p><p>- Is it true that żurek is good for hangovers, as Patrick claims?</p><p>- Do you remember your first ever żurek?</p><p><strong>Recipe</strong></p><p>Zakwas: 6 teaspoons of rye flour, 5 garlic cloves, bay leaf, 4 allspice seeds, 650 - 900 ml of water.</p><p>Place the water and flour into a jar or container and mix well. Add sliced garlic, the bay leaf and allspice seeds. Mix well and then cover with a cloth. Leave in a place away from sunlight for a few days. Stir daily and ensure the cover is kept on.</p><p>For the Soup</p><p>Meat bones, best smoked, vegetables to make a stock (carrots, celery, parsnips etc.) Polish white sausage, your Zakwas, marjoram, bay leaves, allspice, some cream, some horseradish, eggs, salt and pepper to taste.</p><p>Bring the vegetables and bones to boil in a large pan of water. Add the allspice, pepper seeds and bay leaves. Meanwhile bake the sausage separately and cut into large pieces, set aside for later. Once the stock has boiled and is left simmering for about an hour, remove the vegetables and bones (except the carrots). Add the zakwas and cook for another 40 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the eggs, cut in half. Slice the boiled carrots and add along with the sausage slices.</p><p>Add horseradish, salt and pepper to taste and then add hot cream. Finally, drop an egg and see the magic on your guest’s faces as they try your Żurek!</p>Fri, 24 May 2019 17:45:00 +0200LifeHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d9b8oxf2mapo616q61im2.jpegMake perfect Polish żurek with celebrity chef Cristina Catesehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/make-perfect-polish-zurek-with-celebrity-chef-cristina-catese-309Bizarre button museum kept in a 100-year-old suitcase and exhibited in a shop window tells fascinating story of Polish historyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bizarre-button-museum-kept-in-a-100-year-old-suitcase-and-exhibited-in-a-shop-window-tells-fascinating-story-of-polish-history-6043<p>Measuring just 45 centimetres across and 30 centimetres deep, it claims to be the smallest museum in Europe.</p>Fri, 24 May 2019 15:37:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fnua89xhpec4hmml6c98il.jpegMuseum founder and chief button hunter Jacek Rutkowski told TFN: “Buttons are a pretext to explore historical events and tell stories about important and interesting characters.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bizarre-button-museum-kept-in-a-100-year-old-suitcase-and-exhibited-in-a-shop-window-tells-fascinating-story-of-polish-history-6043South Korea more and more interested in Polish real estate markethttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/south-korea-more-and-more-interested-in-polish-real-estate-market-6041<p>The Polish real estate market is of growing interest to South Korean investors and investment funds, Arkadiusz Tarnowski from the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) in Seoul told PAP on Thursday.</p>Fri, 24 May 2019 13:54:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/50icyke3fhxxauezrgaqyi.jpegSouth Korea more and more interested in Polish real estate market.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/south-korea-more-and-more-interested-in-polish-real-estate-market-6041President to visit DC, Texas, Nevada, California during US triphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-to-visit-dc-texas-nevada-california-during-us-trip-6039<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda will start his six-day US trip with a meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House on June 12 after which he will visit Texas, Nevada and California, where he will hold talks on energy and new technologies.</p>Fri, 24 May 2019 11:14:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wzlxfxqavwiv1pere2kp5q.jpegPresident to visit DC, Texas, Nevada, California during US trip.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-to-visit-dc-texas-nevada-california-during-us-trip-6039Living the American dream, quite literally, as son of Polish immigrants becomes youngest ever mayor of his townhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/living-the-american-dream-quite-literally-as-son-of-polish-immigrants-becomes-youngest-ever-mayor-of-his-town-6034<p>An American man with Polish roots has become the youngest ever mayor in the history of his county.</p>Thu, 23 May 2019 19:06:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eg08fk77o7bgn7ezaw2sx.jpegDaniel took over as Mayor of Elmwood Park in New Jersey after voting fraud saw the previous incumbent resign after being arrested.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/living-the-american-dream-quite-literally-as-son-of-polish-immigrants-becomes-youngest-ever-mayor-of-his-town-6034All member countries should shape EU, Polish FM says in Berlinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-member-countries-should-shape-eu-polish-fm-says-in-berlin-6037<p>All EU member states should be involved in the process of shaping the bloc, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said in Berlin on Thursday as he criticised the idea of a two-speed Europe.</p>Thu, 23 May 2019 18:19:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9wv34tq0br8yl5bnxybv0f.jpeg“European values include the solidarity principle,” stressed Czaputowicz.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-member-countries-should-shape-eu-polish-fm-says-in-berlin-6037School turns traditional teaching on its head by using Minecraft to help pupils learn Englishhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/school-turns-traditional-teaching-on-its-head-by-using-minecraft-to-help-pupils-learn-english-6032<p>A language school is revolutionizing the way its pupils learn by creating lessons in the popular video game Minecraft.</p>Thu, 23 May 2019 16:08:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eqq333q0mncdmfqh1xk7tn.jpegMinecraft has become the most popular computer game in the World since its release 10 years ago. One of the appealing aspects of the game that maintains its re-playability factor is the customisable maps.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/school-turns-traditional-teaching-on-its-head-by-using-minecraft-to-help-pupils-learn-english-6032Poland will present its position on Huawei by end of June - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-present-its-position-on-huawei-by-end-of-june---minister-6030<p>The Polish government will develop and present its position on the issue of Chinese tech giant Huawei to the European Commission (EC) by the end of June, Deputy Minister of Digital Affairs Wanda Buk said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 23 May 2019 15:37:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w4ccvqikihog8vf9kpxv6.jpeg“We are working on this case. We have engaged a lot of entities, not only the Ministry of Digital Affairs, but also the apporpriate services and research institutes,” said Wanda Buk.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-present-its-position-on-huawei-by-end-of-june---minister-6030Work permits for foreign workers hits record highhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/work-permits-for-foreign-workers-hits-record-high-6026<p>With Polish companies short of staff, more people have been coming to the country from abroad to work.</p>Thu, 23 May 2019 12:36:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ze03fkrdxls9q6g1rsrqiq.jpegPeople from Nepal (6.1%) and Belarus were next, followed by India and Bangladesh, reflecting the recent increase in labour migration from South Asia to Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/work-permits-for-foreign-workers-hits-record-high-6026PM promises assistance to flooded regions in Poland's southhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-promises-assistance-to-flooded-regions-in-polands-south-6024<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared on Thursday that, "we will be together with residents in all places in the southern province of Małopolska, which are threatened by river flooding."</p>Thu, 23 May 2019 12:10:00 +0200News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ksd5jhf5t8tj3f61fwl1k.jpegPM promises assistance to flooded regions in Poland's south.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-promises-assistance-to-flooded-regions-in-polands-south-6024I haven't seen Poland not implement CJEU rulings - Bundestag presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/i-havent-seen-poland-not-implement-cjeu-rulings---bundestag-president-6022<p>Admitting that the rule of law means the observance of court rulings, the German Bundestag president has told the Rzeczpospolita daily that he has not seen a situation in which Poland has not observed Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) verdicts.</p>Thu, 23 May 2019 10:18:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1l2uwqy0ek27kj8u4eyd8n.jpegI haven't seen Poland not implement CJEU rulings - Bundestag president.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/i-havent-seen-poland-not-implement-cjeu-rulings---bundestag-president-6022Residents of Polish cities love micro mobility - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/residents-of-polish-cities-love-micro-mobility---report-6020<p>Poland is sixth in Europe in terms of car ownership per thousand residents - an average of 571 vehicles per 1,000 people, according to a report by Deloitte consultancy published on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 22 May 2019 21:10:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p0l3juh8avnaq5xe4rdnh.jpegExperts warned that Polish law is finding it difficult to keep up with the rapid changes in mobility. For example, there are no regulations regarding electric scooters, hence those who use them are categorised as pedestrians, who should use pavements.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/residents-of-polish-cities-love-micro-mobility---report-6020PM tells Merkel new EU functions must account for geographical balancehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-tells-merkel-new-eu-functions-must-account-for-geographical-balance-6019<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone on Wednesday that the new division of functions in the EU must take account of geographical balance so that Central Europe's interests are adequately represented, spokesperson for the Polish government Joanna Kopcinska told PAP.</p>Wed, 22 May 2019 19:44:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1x5aw966pxhqfdyy2xgwo7.jpegPolish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone on Wednesday that the new division of functions in the EU must take account of geographical balance so that Central Europe's interests are adequately represented.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-tells-merkel-new-eu-functions-must-account-for-geographical-balance-6019A hard day’s knight but Poland finish as kings in international sword battlehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-hard-days-knight-but-poland-finish-as-kings-in-international-sword-battle-6017<p>Polish knights have won two individual gold medals and three group silvers at an international Medieval combat event involving fighters from 30 countries.</p>Wed, 22 May 2019 19:19:00 +0200SportHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yqvksq2btef4ryl0uuif.jpegPolish knights battled it out at the international Medieval Combat Federation’s tournament held in Ukraine.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-hard-days-knight-but-poland-finish-as-kings-in-international-sword-battle-6017Poland to get EUR 5.1 bln from EU reserve - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-get-eur-51-bln-from-eu-reserve---minister-6016<p>Poland will receive EUR 5.1 bln from the so-called performance reserve that is paid out to member states for efficient utilisation of EU funds for 2014-2020, regardless of a potential Brexit, Investment Minister Jerzy Kwieciński announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 22 May 2019 16:43:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tgrh4a7uiusfemjsubjh7.jpegMinister Kwieciński said that Poland is "an absolute leader" in EU funds spending.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-get-eur-51-bln-from-eu-reserve---minister-6016Mission Im-pasta-ble? Not for the Kraków pasta kings behind fast-food chain Makarunhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mission-im-pasta-ble-not-for-the-krakow-pasta-kings-behind-fast-food-chain-makarun-6014<p>A fast-food pasta restaurant is set for global expansion as it prepares to open franchise stores in Dubai, Africa and other locations.</p>Wed, 22 May 2019 16:22:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5qr347k5fmi5b1brhrzrlh.jpegPrzemysław Tymczyszyn (L) and Marcin Szworak started out selling pasta with Bolognese sauce to students for under 5 PLN.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mission-im-pasta-ble-not-for-the-krakow-pasta-kings-behind-fast-food-chain-makarun-6014OECD says Poland is growth leader - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oecd-says-poland-is-growth-leader---pm-6012<p>The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is yet another institution that has appreciated Poland's economic policy, PM Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 22 May 2019 15:19:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/99ngyor2aw7hicfp4axat.jpegPM Morawiecki said that the organisation placed Poland as the growth leader among all 36 OECD member states.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oecd-says-poland-is-growth-leader---pm-6012Katowice to organise 2022 World Urban Forum - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katowice-to-organise-2022-world-urban-forum---minister-6010<p>The World Urban Forum in 2022, under the auspices of the UN, will be organised in Katowice (southern Poland), Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński announced on Tuesday.</p>Wed, 22 May 2019 13:03:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/plfnbc3w4qjb2dlfuvwb.jpegKatowice to organise 2022 World Urban Forum.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katowice-to-organise-2022-world-urban-forum---minister-6010It’s A Knockout! Statue honouring the father of Polish boxing unveiled in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-a-knockout-statue-honouring-the-father-of-polish-boxing-unveiled-in-warsaw-6007<p>Just metres away from his finest triumph, a bronze statue honouring one of Poland’s greatest sporting icons has been unveiled in Warsaw’s Park Mirowski.</p>Wed, 22 May 2019 12:55:00 +0200SportHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/coc5ncwg91cc6ddndixywn.jpegThe statue of Feliks Stemm was unveiled in Warsaw’s Park Mirowski by his great granddaughter Paula Stemm. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-a-knockout-statue-honouring-the-father-of-polish-boxing-unveiled-in-warsaw-6007Poland's industrial production up in Aprilhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-in-april-6005<p>Poland's industrial output rose by 9.2 percent year on year in April 2019, after a 5.6 percent increase year on year in March, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 22 May 2019 12:09:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7zdyzfovkcokspjse6sawe.jpegPoland's industrial production up in April.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-in-april-6005Statement on restitution to Polish Jews taken out of contexthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/statement-on-restitution-to-polish-jews-taken-out-of-context-6003<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, when asked on Tuesday to comment on the reaction of the World Jewish Congress to his statement on WWII restitution, said that a fragment of his speech was taken out of context.</p>Wed, 22 May 2019 11:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xiboda3h8zr2xsub85oq0r.jpegPM: Statement on restitution to Polish Jews taken out of context.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/statement-on-restitution-to-polish-jews-taken-out-of-context-6003Poland for including common market development in EU's Strategic Agendahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-for-including-common-market-development-in-eus-strategic-agenda-6001<p>Poland is an active participant in the debate on EU's Strategic Agenda for 2019-2024 to be passed by EU leaders in June, the Foreign Ministry wrote in a press release.</p>Tue, 21 May 2019 18:54:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rprdc7szyn83mt03m40qm.jpegThe Strategic Agenda will set out overarching priorities for the EU over the next five years as well as goals and directions of EU policies.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-for-including-common-market-development-in-eus-strategic-agenda-6001Super-fast trains travelling at 600kph are on track after massive multi-million investmenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/super-fast-trains-travelling-at-600kph-are-on-track-after-massive-multi-million-investment-5998<p>The advent of super high-speed trains are on track after the Hyper Poland company received 16.5 million zł plus an additional one million from crowdfunding to begin building their new hyperloop track.</p>Tue, 21 May 2019 16:10:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hlqu1ax27s76i6az4rtojc.jpegThe new Hyperloop trains will travel at speeds comparable to that of a plane.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/super-fast-trains-travelling-at-600kph-are-on-track-after-massive-multi-million-investment-5998OECD upgrades Polish GDP growth to 4.2 pct in 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oecd-upgrades-polish-gdp-growth-to-42-pct-in-2019-5997<p>The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has upgraded Poland's economic growth forecast to 4.2 percent in 2019 from 4.0 percent expected earlier.</p>Tue, 21 May 2019 15:28:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5zjacbwy1qqol7blav75wk.jpegThe OECD recommends Poland the tightening of its fiscal policy, forecasting a public sector deficit of 1.4 percent of the GDP in 2019, 0.6 percent higher than previously expected.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oecd-upgrades-polish-gdp-growth-to-42-pct-in-2019-5997Average corporate wage up y/y in April - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/average-corporate-wage-up-yy-in-april---stats-office-5994<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage in April 2019 amounted to PLN 5,186.12 (EUR 1,210), up by 7.1 percent year on year, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 21 May 2019 14:37:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q6zo05m26bovko4qqtjr.jpegAverage corporate wage up y/y in Aprilhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/average-corporate-wage-up-yy-in-april---stats-office-5994‘We’ll give them all the love in the word’ says delighted dad of sextuplets but says he fears for the babies’ liveshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/well-give-them-all-the-love-in-the-word-says-delighted-dad-of-sextuplets-but-says-he-fears-for-the-babies-lives-5990<p>The proud father of six new-born babies delivered yesterday says he is “keeping his fingers crossed” that the sextuplets will survive. &nbsp;</p>Tue, 21 May 2019 13:55:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e5ke40l7ivd693mgkdnf95.jpegOne of the six babies born to proud parents Klaudia and Szymon Marzec at the University Hospital in Kraków.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/well-give-them-all-the-love-in-the-word-says-delighted-dad-of-sextuplets-but-says-he-fears-for-the-babies-lives-5990FrankoFilm - Festival of French-Language Short Filmshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/frankofilm---festival-of-french-language-short-films-5988<p>FrankoFilm-Zielona Góra is an International Festival of French-Language Short Films. Each edition has a theme – this year it’s “Opening”.</p>Tue, 21 May 2019 13:07:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ygvdh0fr38nzvgr1oog15.jpegFrankoFilm’s official logohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/frankofilm---festival-of-french-language-short-films-5988Would EU believe it! Benefits of 15 years’ EU membership highlighted through lives of teenshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/would-eu-believe-it-benefits-of-15-years-eu-membership-highlighted-through-lives-of-teens-5985<p>A campaign to celebrate 15 years since Poland joined the EU has kicked off with a series of videos showing how membership has benefitted the lives of those born in 2004.</p>Tue, 21 May 2019 12:36:00 +0200News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/323lrh6uyw37zkj011nirw.jpegThe campaign isn’t only about benefits to the individual or hobbyists, it is designed to let ordinary Poles know about the economic impact being a member of the trading block has had on the country.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/would-eu-believe-it-benefits-of-15-years-eu-membership-highlighted-through-lives-of-teens-5985Italian president approves Anders as Poland's ambassador to Italyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/italian-president-approves-anders-as-polands-ambassador-to-italy-5983<p>President of Italy Sergio Matarella has accepted the appointment of Anna Maria Anders as Poland's ambassador to Italy, the country's Foreign Ministry announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 20 May 2019 19:25:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xoz9f8qej8o3e6zkptfkg.jpegAnders, a senator and the government commissioner for international dialogue, is the daughter of the commander of the WWII Polish II Corps General Władysław Anders.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/italian-president-approves-anders-as-polands-ambassador-to-italy-5983Honey, I’m home! Giant bee thought to be EXTINCT makes miraculous comebackhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/honey-im-home-giant-bee-thought-to-be-extinct-makes-miraculous-comeback-5980<p>A large bee not seen in Poland for 70 years has made an incredible comeback after ecologists turned to the internet for help in finding the insects.</p>Mon, 20 May 2019 18:09:00 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7gl4dfd5zd98mqbiuzc41g.jpegUn-BEE-lievable! The Violet Carpenter Bee, otherwise known as a Black Bee because of the distinctive dark violet, almost black colour of its wings and body, was declared officially extinct in 2002.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/honey-im-home-giant-bee-thought-to-be-extinct-makes-miraculous-comeback-5980Tragedy strikes as scientists’ bodies found after going for walk in Norwegian mountains and being swept away by avalanchehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tragedy-strikes-as-scientists-bodies-found-after-going-for-walk-in-norwegian-mountains-and-being-swept-away-by-avalanche-5977<p>Two Polish scientists have been found dead after being caught in an avalanche in Norway.</p>Mon, 20 May 2019 16:20:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z0oxazxd8jp149osia5e9qj.jpegThe tragedy unfolded on Sunday when the bodies of scientists Anna Górska and Michał Sawicki at the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund, were found after disappearing.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tragedy-strikes-as-scientists-bodies-found-after-going-for-walk-in-norwegian-mountains-and-being-swept-away-by-avalanche-5977Mum gives birth to SIX babieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mum-gives-birth-to-six-babies-5974<p>A Polish mum has given birth to six babies in Kraków.</p>Mon, 20 May 2019 14:42:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j5y3bw8r4bsjrjjldaqv7.jpegThe odds of giving birth to sextuplets is an astounding 1 in 4.7 billion. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mum-gives-birth-to-six-babies-5974They’ve done it! Piast Gliwice beat Lech Poznan to claim HISTORIC Polish league titlehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/theyve-done-it-piast-gliwice-beat-lech-poznan-to-claim-historic-polish-league-title-5971<p>History has been made.</p>Mon, 20 May 2019 13:56:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/n7eacw6jnj78f6e0ysaft.jpegThe final whistle sparked jubilant scenes as Piast win league title for the first time in the club’s history. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/theyve-done-it-piast-gliwice-beat-lech-poznan-to-claim-historic-polish-league-title-5971Museums throw open their doors to Warsaw’s night-time crowdhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/museums-throw-open-their-doors-to-warsaws-night-time-crowd-121<p>Warsaw held its annual Night of the Museums on May 18, which gave people the chance to explore the best of the city’s museums and some of its hidden attractions for free.</p><p>The night has become a hugely popular event in the capital with queues sometimes forming outside the more popular haunts. Many of the city museums along with institutions that are most of the time off-limits to the public, such as the water works, now take part, giving city dwellers the chance to delve into the nation’s culture and explore the inner workings of Warsaw without having to dive deep into their pockets.</p>Sun, 19 May 2019 20:48:00 +0200Art & CultureScienceHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3hhektqokeme92tgvzkwsk.jpegA queue forms outside the Copernicus Centre as Museum Night gets underway.https://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/museums-throw-open-their-doors-to-warsaws-night-time-crowd-121Oh Woah It’s The PURO: the Polish hotel brand taking the world by stormhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oh-woah-its-the-puro-the-polish-hotel-brand-taking-the-world-by-storm-5966<p>In the hospitality sector the world over, talk of a revolution has not been an idle exaggeration. Far removed from the bland, beige chains that once dominated the market, a new wave of hotels is rewriting the rule book and transforming the way we stay. In this, Poland has not been exempt, with the country proving to be more than just a microcosm of the industry but also an incubator for fresh, new ideas.</p>Sun, 19 May 2019 17:31:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3nt9m0dtchegoi30hsaese.jpegThe restaurant at the PURO hotel in Gdańsk exhibits the brand’s trademark styling.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oh-woah-its-the-puro-the-polish-hotel-brand-taking-the-world-by-storm-5966National Museum in Kraków draws huge interest during Night of Museumshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/national-museum-in-krakow-draws-huge-interest-during-night-of-museums-5964<p>Close to 30,000 people visited the National Museum in Kraków, southern Poland, on Friday during this year’s Night of Museums. The longest queues lined up in front of main building of the museum to get a chance to see Leonard da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine'.</p>Sun, 19 May 2019 15:08:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/oarphscly9mfr77o98fga4.jpegNational Museum in Kraków draws huge interest during Night of Museumshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/national-museum-in-krakow-draws-huge-interest-during-night-of-museums-5964Slew of awards across the country for architectural designs helping those with disabilitieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-hands-out-awards-for-architecture-helping-those-with-disabilities-5961<p>Which buildings are the most welcoming to people with disabilities? That is the broad question asked by the “Lider Dostępności” (Leader in Accessibility) architecture competition in Poland, which recognises projects that have been adapted to their needs.</p>Sun, 19 May 2019 11:15:00 +0200News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8ilxwn865gqtdh3l5hfnbe.jpegWarsaw’s Hala Koszyki won an award in the Urban Architecture category for its well-thought out planning.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-hands-out-awards-for-architecture-helping-those-with-disabilities-5961Niemczyk, the “Polish Gaudí”, dies aged 76https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/niemczyk-the-polish-gaudi-dies-aged-76-5959<p>Architect Stanisław Niemczyk, the man known as the “Polish Gaudí” owing to his unusually-shaped modern churches, died on May 13 aged 76.</p>Sat, 18 May 2019 18:00:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/15gbaulj7aqffjxst8nceh.jpegNiemczyk won fame both in Poland and abroad for his inspired and original church designs.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/niemczyk-the-polish-gaudi-dies-aged-76-5959School hopes to make it two wins in a row in business competitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/school-hopes-to-make-it-two-wins-in-a-row-in-business-competition-5956<p>A high school from Zielona Góra is bidding to make it two wins in a row in an international competition in which pupils run their own businesses.</p>Sat, 18 May 2019 15:15:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g5qk8msa6zhblofpqetn4h.jpegPupils from the Zielona Góra school scooped last year’s prize.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/school-hopes-to-make-it-two-wins-in-a-row-in-business-competition-5956Campaigners call for the return of Kraków’s beachhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/campaigners-call-for-the-return-of-krakows-beach-5954<p>Environmental activists are campaigning to allow for the natural formation of a beach on the River Wisła opposite the city’s iconic Wawel Castle so people can have fun in the water.</p>Sat, 18 May 2019 11:03:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b5c4s8mnkvsqg2t6fcrwsg.jpegProtestors call for the return of the beach that once occupied the spot they are standing on.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/campaigners-call-for-the-return-of-krakows-beach-5954Life on Mars: Stunning design shows what life on the Red Planet could really look likehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/life-on-mars-stunning-design-shows-what-life-on-the-red-planet-could-really-look-like-5951<p>Students from Wrocław have come up with an idea of how life on Mars could look if people lived on their stunning Martian base.</p>Fri, 17 May 2019 17:06:00 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f7h282dj9yfo2g701cw55h.jpegThe Wrocław University of Science and Technology students designed the Mars base for 1000 people, complete with transport, factories, field, hotels, restaurants and cafes for a Mars Society competition.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/life-on-mars-stunning-design-shows-what-life-on-the-red-planet-could-really-look-like-5951How to Cook Polish Pierogi with Celebrity Chef Cristina Catesehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/how-to-cook-polish-pierogi-with-celebrity-chef-cristina-catese-307<p>What better way to the heart of Poland than through its stomach? In this special 2 episode series, Poland’s best loved Italian chef takes our British host Patrick Ney on a culinary journey into one of Poland’s most loved dishes, Pierogi Ruskie.&nbsp;</p><p>Recipe:&nbsp;</p><p>For the dough: 500g wheat flour, tablespoon of oil, 1.4 glasses of ‘śmietana’ cream, a glass of warm water.</p><p>For the filling: 200g of peeled, cooked potateos, 200g of white cheese, 3 onions diced and fried until caramelised, salt and pepper.</p><p>Place the flour in the bowl, add oil, śmiatana and water, begin mixing the dough using a spoon. When it’s the right consistency (check the film to tell how) add the water bit by bit. Take the dough and place it on to a floured surface and begin to knead it. By now it should be soft and pliable. Cover with a cloth and bowl.&nbsp;</p><p>Take the mashed potatoes and mix with the cheese, fried onions and add salt and pepper. Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough to the right consistency and then use a small cup to create the pierogi shape. Place the filling inside the dough and flatten and tighten the edges to create the shape. Boil in salty water for 3 minutes. Et voila! &nbsp;</p>Fri, 17 May 2019 16:12:00 +0200Heart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xpqncenczhckgijv1psdnm.jpegHow to Cook Polish Pierogi with Celebrity Chef Cristina Catese https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/how-to-cook-polish-pierogi-with-celebrity-chef-cristina-catese-307Design Of The Times: Pioneering and proudly Polish, The Łódź Design Festival showcases the latest advances in contemporary designhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/design-of-the-times-pioneering-and-proudly-polish-the-lodz-design-festival-showcases-the-latest-advances-in-contemporary-design-5949<p>Reaching deep into its artsy soul, for the next ten days Poland’s third city is set to channel the nation’s creative energy through the medium of the globally acclaimed Łódź Design Festival.</p>Fri, 17 May 2019 14:54:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nh4fqrk1c3pmjoy893artr.jpegThe festival presents various aspects of Polish design – from industrial to graphic, architecture to craft.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/design-of-the-times-pioneering-and-proudly-polish-the-lodz-design-festival-showcases-the-latest-advances-in-contemporary-design-5949Warsaw Book Fairhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-book-fair-5943<p>Over 800 exhibitors from 27 countries and around 1,300 authors from around the world will be featured during the 10th Warsaw Book Fair (WTK), planned to be held at Warsaw's National Stadium on May 23-26.</p>Fri, 17 May 2019 13:10:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z131mxdehwr60fv1gqlwxo.jpegPGE National Stadiumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-book-fair-5943New eco-friendly bus shelters are so sleek you won’t mind waiting for the next bus to come alonghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-eco-friendly-bus-shelters-are-so-sleek-you-wont-mind-waiting-for-the-next-bus-to-come-along-5941<p>Eco-friendly bus shelters using state-of-the-art solar technology have begun popping up on the streets of Rzeszów.</p>Fri, 17 May 2019 13:02:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dpkno6r5lvnylf7c9rps9j.jpegThe station square is surrounded by special shelters and canopies which protect against the rain and snow as well as acting as solar panels.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-eco-friendly-bus-shelters-are-so-sleek-you-wont-mind-waiting-for-the-next-bus-to-come-along-5941Norwegian ambassador hopes for strong, lasting cooperation with Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/norwegian-ambassador-hopes-for-strong-lasting-cooperation-with-poland-5940<p>We see fantastic results of the activities of the Norwegian Funds; it's our contribution to stability in Europe, Norwegian Ambassador to Poland Olav Myklebust said on Friday, expressing hope that Polish-Norwegian cooperation would be long-lasting and strong.</p>Fri, 17 May 2019 12:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c1cgf63prreqsni4635be.jpeg“The Norwegian Funds and the funds of the European Economic Area are our contribution to stability and unity in Europe,” the Norwegian ambassador stated.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/norwegian-ambassador-hopes-for-strong-lasting-cooperation-with-poland-5940PM inaugurates Polish lobbying centre in Brusselshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-inaugurates-polish-lobbying-centre-in-brussels-5939<p>Poland wants to have strong mechanisms of influence on EU legislation, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during the opening of the Business &amp; Science Poland (BSP) lobbying centre in Brussels on Thursday.</p>Fri, 17 May 2019 09:36:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2haaasvc0ps91za94uztc9.jpeg“I'm convinced that in the coming months, the Polish voice in the EU will be even better heard,” Morawiecki said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-inaugurates-polish-lobbying-centre-in-brussels-5939Nuclear reaction! Atom String Quartet are explosivehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nuclear-reaction-atom-string-quartet-are-explosive-5937<p>Have you ever heard of a string quartet with all the members improvising and composing. They play jazz, they play classical and they play their own music. Virtuosity meets the soul. Well, there are four souls in a quartet.</p>Thu, 16 May 2019 17:33:00 +0200Art & CultureDan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3r7czkhypztjgnloeu2v8.jpegThe music of Atom String Quartet is totally unique, as it combines classical forms with unrestrained improvisation and blends folk and jazz inspirations in equal measure.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nuclear-reaction-atom-string-quartet-are-explosive-5937Runner sprints up Empire State Building to become second fastest person EVERhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/runner-sprints-up-empire-state-building-to-become-second-fastest-person-ever-5935<p>A Polish tower runner has become the second fastest man in history to run up the Empire State building.</p>Thu, 16 May 2019 16:22:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b25cj63tjbzkfru94apeq.jpegPiotr Łobodziński is second fastest person to run up New York’s 86-floor Empire State Building.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/runner-sprints-up-empire-state-building-to-become-second-fastest-person-ever-5935Poland ranks third in GDP growth within the European Unionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ranks-third-in-gdp-growth-within-the-european-union-5934<p>Poland has had the third best year on year GDP growth for EU countries according to new figures published by Eurostat.</p>Thu, 16 May 2019 14:48:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vxrqhjdrwm54pfmqhnbn9.jpegThe growth in GDP follows on from impressive results in 2018 with 5.3 percent in the second quarter of 2018 and 5.6% in the third quarter of that yearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ranks-third-in-gdp-growth-within-the-european-union-593460th Season of Chopin Concerts in the Royal Łazienkihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/2018-chopin-concerts-845-845<p>Pianists of worldwide renown, including outstanding younger musicians, play at the foot of the Chopin Monument.</p>Thu, 16 May 2019 14:08:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9a5e815316fd4e10b23cbf2eca67f752.jpeg2013 Chopin Concertshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/2018-chopin-concerts-845-845‘They didn’t stand a chance, but it shows great heroism’: The Roma gypsies who defied SS beasts in Auschwitz revolt 75 years agohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/they-didnt-stand-a-chance-but-it-shows-great-heroism-the-roma-gypsies-who-defied-ss-beasts-in-auschwitz-revolt-75-years-ago-5929<p>A lesser-known revolt of WWII took place 75 years ago today when Roma gypsies being held in Auschwitz rose up against their German guards.</p>Thu, 16 May 2019 13:24:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bewq1b1kmortuuylx1mwof.jpegDoomed to failure, the Roma who were kept in the so-called Gypsy Camp in Auschwitz II-Birkenhau decided to take their fate into their own hands.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/they-didnt-stand-a-chance-but-it-shows-great-heroism-the-roma-gypsies-who-defied-ss-beasts-in-auschwitz-revolt-75-years-ago-5929Poland wins EU Court case against EC regarding retailer taxhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-court-annuls-ec-decision-on-polands-retailer-tax-5927<p>Poland has won the case in the General Court of EU against the European Commission regarding retailer tax. The court ruled on Thursday that the EC had made a mistake by considering the tax as state aid and annulled the EU's decision on the contested measure.</p>Thu, 16 May 2019 12:23:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jfihpzqao2i5rjfurag0b.jpegIn September, the EC launched its breach of EU law procedures against Poland in connection with the retailer tax. According to Brussels, its construction favoured smaller shops, which could be seen as public aid.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-court-annuls-ec-decision-on-polands-retailer-tax-5927That’s well dope! Sports minister and former athlete becomes new chief of World Anti-Doping Agencyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thats-well-dope-sports-minister-and-former-athlete-becomes-new-chief-of-world-anti-doping-agency-5921<p>Minister of Sport Witold Bańka has been chosen as the next President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).</p>Wed, 15 May 2019 17:17:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/y2ggty9rj8rd5ugln9c95.jpegWitold Bańka (pictured) was chosen to head up the world anti-doping agency after beating former long-distance swimmer Marco Diaz.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thats-well-dope-sports-minister-and-former-athlete-becomes-new-chief-of-world-anti-doping-agency-5921Warsaw mayor, US ambassador unveil plaque dedicated to President Wilsonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-mayor-us-ambassador-unveil-plaque-dedicated-to-president-wilson-5919<p>Mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski and US Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher unveiled a plaque dedicated to US President Thomas Woodrow Wilson in Warsaw on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 15 May 2019 15:53:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r1falyo1wlgxlzln05qibf.jpegWarsaw mayor, US ambassador unveil plaque dedicated to President Wilson.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-mayor-us-ambassador-unveil-plaque-dedicated-to-president-wilson-5919Still life by ‘femme fatale’ of art deco goes for cool half a million at auctionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/still-life-by-femme-fatale-of-art-deco-goes-for-cool-half-a-million-at-auction-5917<p>A work painted by Tamara de Lempicka at the height of her artistic powers sold last night at auction for a hammer price of 580,000 zł.</p>Wed, 15 May 2019 14:06:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/shh4ywmkwqrp5jgyr580rk.jpegThought to have been painted in 1925, Still Life With Tangerines became the first piece by Art Deco’s figurehead to be sold on the Polish market in six years.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/still-life-by-femme-fatale-of-art-deco-goes-for-cool-half-a-million-at-auction-5917Poland's GDP up 4.6 pct y/y in Q1 - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-up-46-pct-yy-in-q1---stats-office-5914<p>The Polish gross domestic product grew by 4.6 percent year on year in the first quarter of 2019, according to a Central Statistical Office (GUS) flash estimate published on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 15 May 2019 11:44:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fphthqzsfvmhlnkollr29q.jpegPolish GDP is increasing.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-up-46-pct-yy-in-q1---stats-office-5914Poland’s Ambassador SPAT ON outside embassy in Tel Avivhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-ambassador-attacked-on-streets-of-tel-aviv-5912<p>A man who spat on Poland’s Ambassador to Israel outside the Polish Embassy in Tel Aviv on Tuesday has been placed under house arrest.</p>Wed, 15 May 2019 10:53:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0t5zlaudj74rjqgox2zfyh.jpegAmbassador Marek Magierowski was physically and verbally assaulted by a man saying “Polish, Polish.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-ambassador-attacked-on-streets-of-tel-aviv-5912Gdańsk company’s launch on stock exchange is largest EVER in history of gaming businesseshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdansk-companys-launch-on-stock-exchange-is-largest-ever-in-history-of-gaming-businesses-5910<p>BoomBit’s launch on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) is the largest in history for a gaming company.</p>Tue, 14 May 2019 16:47:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eopssuer4074eh3ueugves.jpegBoombit has had big success internationally with titles such as Darts Club, Tiny Gladiators 1 and 2, Tanks A lot and Dancing Line. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdansk-companys-launch-on-stock-exchange-is-largest-ever-in-history-of-gaming-businesses-5910Snappy birthday! Oldest alligator in Europe celebrates her 89thhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/snappy-birthday-oldest-alligator-in-europe-celebrates-her-89th-5907<p>An alligator called Marta has turned 89, making her the oldest ‘gator in a European zoo.</p>Tue, 14 May 2019 15:32:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/h1yolmpcch4qzc4je1aies.jpegOriginally from Louisiana, USA, the octogenarian reptile now living in Płock zoo certainly has a lot to celebrate having been a movie star, heartbreaker, and adventuress.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/snappy-birthday-oldest-alligator-in-europe-celebrates-her-89th-5907No suspended sentences for child abusers - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-suspended-sentences-for-child-abusers---pm-5906<p>A suspended sentence should not apply to the crime of pedophilia and the government wants to implement this in the form of legislation, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday at a press conference after a cabinet meeting.</p>Tue, 14 May 2019 14:17:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yknn5vw3lrhzctq0fko51.jpegOn Tuesday, the government adopted an extensive amendment to the Penal Code, which envisages an increase of the maximum prison sentence for the offense, from 25 to 30 years.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-suspended-sentences-for-child-abusers---pm-5906Actress gets 8.6 million euros to build ‘world’s first coma-curing’ clinichttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/actress-gets-86-million-euros-to-build-worlds-first-coma-curing-clinic-5904<p>A new clinic which will treat people in a coma is set to open in Warsaw in 2022.</p>Tue, 14 May 2019 13:20:00 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s8f53aydsp966i4cdpg.jpegActress Ewa Błaszczyk’s new clinic has also been awarded a grant of over PLN 37 million (8.6 million euros) from the Justice Fund run by the Ministry of Justice, which will cover the clinic’s construction and equipment.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/actress-gets-86-million-euros-to-build-worlds-first-coma-curing-clinic-5904Online healthcare platform gets 80 million-euro investment to solidify its global positionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/online-healthcare-platform-gets-80-million-euro-investment-to-solidify-its-global-position-5902<p>A leading international digital healthcare booking platform based in Poland has raised over EUR 80 million in its latest funding drive to help it solidify its market position and fuel further expansion.</p>Tue, 14 May 2019 12:01:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sf2o7glchwpi3xw3g6u7m8.jpegMariusz Gralewski, DocPlanner’s founder and CEO, said that the “fresh funding comes at the best moment in the company’s history.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/online-healthcare-platform-gets-80-million-euro-investment-to-solidify-its-global-position-5902Mission Sweden – In Line of Fire exhibition opens at Swedish Embassyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mission-sweden--in-line-of-fire-exhibition-opens-at-swedish-embassy-5900<p>The exhibition "Mission Sweden – In the Line of Fire" has opened at the Embassy of Sweden in Warsaw as part of the celebrations of the centenary of Swedish-Polish diplomatic relations, the embassy wrote in a press release sent to PAP. </p>Tue, 14 May 2019 11:57:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMission Sweden – In Line of Fire exhibition opens at Swedish Embassyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mission-sweden--in-line-of-fire-exhibition-opens-at-swedish-embassy-5900President of Swiss Confederation starts visit to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-of-swiss-confederation-starts-visit-to-poland-5899<p>President of the Swiss Confederation Ueli Maurer started a visit to Poland on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 14 May 2019 10:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8ylick0ituptfgojbb4nol.jpegBoth presidents during the face-to-face conversation.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-of-swiss-confederation-starts-visit-to-poland-5899Poland received over EUR 232 bln from EU funds in past 15 yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-received-over-eur-232-bln-from-eu-funds-in-past-15-years-5897<p>Over Poland's 15 years in the EU, it has used – from EU structural funds and Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) – more than PLN 1 trillion (EUR 232 bln), along with a domestic contribution of PLN 375 bln (EUR 87 bln) said Finance Minister Teresa Czerwińska.</p>Mon, 13 May 2019 18:18:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hn1rvrpon4jxh6jm8flufn.jpegPoland received over EUR 232 bln from EU funds in past 15 years.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-received-over-eur-232-bln-from-eu-funds-in-past-15-years-5897Seventh heaven! Poland seventh best place in the WORLD for start-ups, says surveyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/seventh-heaven-poland-seventh-best-place-in-the-world-for-start-ups-says-survey-5895<p>Poland has been voted the seventh most friendly country in the world for Start-Ups, in a survey by CEO World Magazine.</p>Mon, 13 May 2019 17:33:00 +0200BusinessStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r4msrtgvnkycww0esr739.jpegForeign investors are impressed by both the country’s infrastructure and highly desirable traits found among Polish workers. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/seventh-heaven-poland-seventh-best-place-in-the-world-for-start-ups-says-survey-5895Secret WWII documents of Hitler assassination plotters believed to be buried in bunker complex could soon be unearthedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/secret-wwii-documents-of-hitler-assassination-plotters-believed-to-be-buried-in-bunker-complex-could-soon-be-unearthed-5892<p>World War Two treasure hunters are closing in on a secret Wehrmacht archive in northern Poland, which if found could reveal explosive details about the failed plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in July 1944.</p>Mon, 13 May 2019 16:59:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/16kyhxedbzlfhj3d6emh0k.jpegOne of the main plotters of the assassination attempt, Claus von Stauffenberg (L) pictured at a meeting with Hitler in 1944, just days before the attack on the Nazi leader. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/secret-wwii-documents-of-hitler-assassination-plotters-believed-to-be-buried-in-bunker-complex-could-soon-be-unearthed-5892Polish explorer who saved hundreds of thousands during Great Irish Famine remembered in new exhibitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-explorer-who-saved-hundreds-of-thousands-during-great-irish-famine-remembered-in-new-exhibition-5890<p>The life of a Polish explorer who saved over 200,000 children during the Great Irish Famine is being honoured in a new exhibition in Dublin.</p>Mon, 13 May 2019 14:12:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ftcu8skiohuh4ipluj5jqe.jpegPaul (Paweł) Strzelecki was born into a Polish noble family in 1797, in what was Prussia at the time.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-explorer-who-saved-hundreds-of-thousands-during-great-irish-famine-remembered-in-new-exhibition-5890European Economic Congress starts in Katowicehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/european-economic-congress-starts-in-katowice-5887<p>The 11th European Economic Congress (EEC), which started in Katowice, southern Poland, on Monday, is one of the biggest business events in Central Europe. This year's edition will likely be attended by over 12,000 guests.</p>Mon, 13 May 2019 12:09:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/epzp2qxv9eufi0vdki02jc.jpegMonday's inaugural panel, entitled "New Union – Young Union", is being attended by, among other speakers, former President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology Jadwiga Emilewicz, President of the European Economic and Social Committee Luca Jahier, Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs Konrad Szymański, as well as representatives of youth organisations.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/european-economic-congress-starts-in-katowice-5887Hyundai Engineering to execute Polymers Police projecthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hyundai-engineering-to-execute-polymers-police-project-5886<p>PDH Polska, owned by top Polish chemical group Azoty and Grupa Azoty Police, has signed a EUR 993 million turn-key contract with Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd for the execution of the Polymers Police investment project, the companies have announced.</p>Mon, 13 May 2019 10:06:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9tx1vkcj7rvaqjgdlfytc.jpeg"Polymers Police" is one of the largest chemical investments in this part of Europe. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hyundai-engineering-to-execute-polymers-police-project-5886Battle of Monte Cassino 75th anniversary commemorated in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/battle-of-monte-cassino-75th-anniversary-commemorated-in-warsaw-5884<p>The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino was commemorated in Warsaw on Sunday. The remembrance took place at the Monument to the Battle of Monte Cassino, located by the gates of the city's Krasińskich Gardens.</p>Sun, 12 May 2019 21:05:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yia6k3khpdkvm54vtyq54.jpegThe Battle of Monte Cassino, also known as the Battle for Rome, lasted from January 1 7till May 19, 1944 and comprised four battles between allied forces and the German army in the region around the monastery on the summit of Monte Cassino.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/battle-of-monte-cassino-75th-anniversary-commemorated-in-warsaw-5884Ruling party leader promises tough action on paedophiliahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-leader-promises-tough-action-on-paedophilia-5882<p>The chairman of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jarosław Kaczyński, announced during a regional party convention in Szczecin (northern Poland) on Sunday, ruthless punishment for paedophilia and a raising of the threshold age for child abuse.</p>Sun, 12 May 2019 19:22:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vndj43els1bd9f84caaza.jpegThe PiS chairman announced that changes had been prepared to the Criminal Code which foresee high penalties for paedophilia.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-leader-promises-tough-action-on-paedophilia-5882Royal Castle gets ‘bloomed’ away by rose exhibitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/royal-castle-gets-bloomed-away-by-rose-exhibition-119<p>To celebrate the official opening of the lower garden at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Embassy of the Netherlands is putting on an exhibition of its world beating roses.</p><p>&nbsp;The Royal Rose Exhibition can be visited on May 11-13 at the Kubicki Arcades in the Royal Castle.</p><p>The event showcases the beauty and versatility of cut roses, the production of which the Netherlands is a global behemoth. Visitors can enjoy a sea of colours, shapes and varieties of royal flowers arranged in most modern and sophisticated compositions.</p>Sun, 12 May 2019 19:02:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xfjibukfkbrhkr0ul2m1ow.jpegThe exhibition showcases the best of roses.https://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/royal-castle-gets-bloomed-away-by-rose-exhibition-119Polish Job Fair in London aims to attract Poles home - ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-job-fair-in-london-aims-to-attract-poles-home---ministry-5881<p>Over 30 enterprises and public institutions took part in the Polish Job Fair in London on Sunday. Poles living in the UK were presented with concrete job offers both in the private sector and in State Treasury companies and public administration.</p>Sun, 12 May 2019 18:54:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m8jf1p1h90ge8mpqqq2ykg.jpeg“Many Poles living abroad do not realise the positive changes that have been made in recent years on the Polish labour market,” Kuberski stressed.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-job-fair-in-london-aims-to-attract-poles-home---ministry-5881Wall inspiring: the duo behind some of Poland’s most impressive, and largest street arthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wall-inspiring-the-duo-behind-some-of-polands-most-impressive-and-largest-street-art-5879<p>Long gone are the days when Polish street art was a combination of unimaginative tags and vandalism. Polish street artists have joined the ranks of the world’s most creative, and their works are displayed in both open-air museums and recognised galleries.</p>Sun, 12 May 2019 16:41:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/331jkdaananxe72cw5wyo.jpegPicture perfect: a piece of Etan Cru artwork covers an entire wall.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wall-inspiring-the-duo-behind-some-of-polands-most-impressive-and-largest-street-art-5879PM says Polish food “tastiest” in Europe and pledges to protect interests of Polish farmershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-says-polish-food-tastiest-in-europe-and-pledges-to-protect-interests-of-polish-farmers-5877<p>The prime minister has come out fighting on behalf of Polish food saying it is the “healthiest and tastiest” in Europe.</p>Sun, 12 May 2019 13:01:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/09kcw2bo8978mf7e900iv3f.jpegFood for thought. The prime minister examines some local produce during his visit to Mława.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-says-polish-food-tastiest-in-europe-and-pledges-to-protect-interests-of-polish-farmers-5877Annual Schuman parade walks through Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/annual-schuman-parade-walks-through-warsaw-5876<p>The 20th Schuman Parade passed along the streets of Warsaw on Saturday, under the motto "We choose Europe" and in honour of international Europe Day, also known as Schuman Day.</p>Sat, 11 May 2019 18:52:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ezl9qhzsiqpu4482nmbsya.jpegThe Schuman Parade, held annually since 1999, is a civic, non-governmental demonstration.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/annual-schuman-parade-walks-through-warsaw-5876Around the world in more than 80 days: two people go round the world in an ancient Polish Fiathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/around-the-world-in-more-than-80-days-two-people-go-round-the-world-in-an-ancient-polish-fiat-5874<p>Two Poles are halfway into a round-the-world journey in a Fiat 125p, a classic of Polish communist motorisation, proving that some pieces of socialist machinery can both defy the years and the miles.</p>Sat, 11 May 2019 15:35:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vccpe1r8nqbp8i3ys9esd.jpegOn the road again. Asia and Paweł with their warhorse of a Fiat in Cambodia.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/around-the-world-in-more-than-80-days-two-people-go-round-the-world-in-an-ancient-polish-fiat-5874Fab three for Poland’s Fabiańskihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fab-three-for-polands-fabianski-5871<p>International goal keeper Łukasz Fabiański won big at the end of season awards for English Premier League side West Ham.</p>Sat, 11 May 2019 11:32:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/54crb3k1dpsxyjcnaxrx38.jpegFabiański has enjoyed a dazzling first season at West Ham.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fab-three-for-polands-fabianski-5871Notre Dame fundraiser in Łódź cathedralhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/notre-dame-fundraiser-in-lodz-cathedral-5870<p>Mgr Patrick Chauvet, Bishop of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, will be guest of honour at a Friday fundraising concert in aid of its reconstruction in the St. Stanislaus Kostka Archcathedral Basilica in Łódź, central Poland.</p>Fri, 10 May 2019 18:33:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3jok66uacdfp0p18n83otl.jpegŁódź Archbishop Grzegorz Ryś, who initiated the concert, said he very much wanted Chauvet to attend the event as a direct witness of the Notre Dame fire.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/notre-dame-fundraiser-in-lodz-cathedral-5870Polish job fair in Londonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-job-fair-in-london-5867<p>If you’re interested in working in Poland then don’t miss out on Sunday’s event.</p>Fri, 10 May 2019 17:36:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jes22kwo1zmcvi88g6kqv9.jpegThe event will be attended by the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology Jadwiga Emilewiczhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-job-fair-in-london-5867Białystok theatre granted permission to stage The Hobbit making it one of few allowed to do so - and the ONLY one in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bialystok-theatre-granted-permission-to-stage-the-hobbit-making-it-one-of-few-allowed-to-do-so---and-the-only-one-in-poland-5865<p>A theatre in Białystok is bringing J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Hobbit” to the stage, as the only one in Poland to obtain the right to do so.</p>Fri, 10 May 2019 15:39:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jh5vurk1hmp71bwtnr8qo5.jpegThe Dramatic Theatre in Białystok is staging a play based on the book, which premieres on 11 May.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bialystok-theatre-granted-permission-to-stage-the-hobbit-making-it-one-of-few-allowed-to-do-so---and-the-only-one-in-poland-5865Illegal trade in tobacco products falls to 11.3 pct of total saleshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/illegal-trade-in-tobacco-products-falls-to-113-pct-of-total-sales-5863<p>In 2018, the grey economy in terms of tobacco products trade shrank to 11.3 pct of total sales from 19 pct in 2015, said Finance Minister Teresa Czerwińska on Friday at a press conference at a border crossing with Belarus in Kuźnica.</p>Fri, 10 May 2019 14:19:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8phnr299jbvc33mx4dpcra.jpegFinance Minister Teresa Czerwińska on Friday at a press conference at a border crossing with Belarus in Kuźnica.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/illegal-trade-in-tobacco-products-falls-to-113-pct-of-total-sales-5863What Amazed The British Ambassador in Poland?https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/what-amazed-the-british-ambassador-in-poland-305<p>Go behind the doors of @uk_in_poland to discover the work of a busy Embassy in Poland in this interview with British Ambassador to Poland, Mr Jonathan Knott.</p>Fri, 10 May 2019 13:56:00 +0200Heart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2pen333ed5if3umlhfwcng.jpegWhat Amazed The British Ambassador in Poland? https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/what-amazed-the-british-ambassador-in-poland-305Music festival featuring world famous musicians starts in Katowicehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/music-festival-featuring-world-famous-musicians-starts-in-katowice-5861<p>World famous music stars will grace the 5th edition of the Katowice Kultura Natura festival, which will be held in the southern Polish city of Katowice on May 10-19.</p>Fri, 10 May 2019 13:01:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gh5ij002bwsyflvzfrrkq9.jpegSouth Korean singer Youn Sun Nah.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/music-festival-featuring-world-famous-musicians-starts-in-katowice-5861Ruff day! Hound found ‘glued to ground’ in ASPHALThttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruff-day-for-hound-found-glued-to-the-ground-in-asphalt-5858<p>A dog had a lucky escape from a bizarre death after becoming stuck in a pool of asphalt.</p>Fri, 10 May 2019 12:44:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9ayy2fklgb8bms5b6z8vh.jpegIt took rescuers in Suwałki an hour to free the stuck dog. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruff-day-for-hound-found-glued-to-the-ground-in-asphalt-5858Majestic ‘Heart of Warsaw’ returns with spectacular modernist Royal gardenhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/majestic-heart-of-warsaw-returns-with-spectacular-modernist-royal-garden-5854<p>When the newly completed lower garden of Warsaw’s Royal Castle officially opens to the public on Saturday, the streams of visitors will be able to enjoy a visual hors d’oeuvre in the form of a specially bred tulip called the Heart of Warsaw that features intense red petals symbolising the Polish crown and a yellow stamen that represents the Royal sceptre.</p>Fri, 10 May 2019 12:10:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/stpusuw93ssj234qqzm0l.jpegAlthough the garden represents the completion of the rebuilding of the castle and the Old Town, it is actually the first time that plans for an elaborate castle garden have reached their completion. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/majestic-heart-of-warsaw-returns-with-spectacular-modernist-royal-garden-5854Sibiu summit declaration good - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sibiu-summit-declaration-good---pm-5853<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Thursday in Sibiu, Romania, praised a declaration on the EU's future adopted by an earlier informal EU summit in the city.</p>Thu, 09 May 2019 20:58:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pppbflxp1jmz24gxa6uysb.jpegPoland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (L) is welcomed by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis (R).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sibiu-summit-declaration-good---pm-5853Look no further than Poland for the answer to clever tax control, says economisthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/look-no-further-than-poland-for-the-answer-to-clever-tax-control-says-economist-5851<p>When it comes to successful tax collection Poland is a case in point, according to the director of the Polish Institute of Economics, Piotr Arak.</p>Thu, 09 May 2019 18:01:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r0ugbqudd86kbg1n9g22.jpegPiotr Arak from the Polish Institute of Economics says that Value-Added Tax (VAT) has played an important role in Poland’s prudent public financial strategy.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/look-no-further-than-poland-for-the-answer-to-clever-tax-control-says-economist-5851Yabba dabba dudes! Ancient tools reveal 500,000-year-old migration routes of human ancestors in ‘cradle of humanity’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/yabba-dabba-dudes-ancient-tools-reveal-500000-year-old-migration-routes-of-human-ancestors-in-cradle-of-humanity-5849<p>Polish archeologists have uncovered sensational proof that Homo Erectus, the ancestor of today’s humans, spread around the globe using previously undiscovered migration routes.</p>Thu, 09 May 2019 16:13:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fqohem215chr1o8qamlgu.jpegDuring excavations in Eastern Sudan, the scientists from the Wrocław University’s Institute of Archeology found remnants of the humanoids’ presence which tell the untold story of the different phases of human species migration from half a million years ago.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/yabba-dabba-dudes-ancient-tools-reveal-500000-year-old-migration-routes-of-human-ancestors-in-cradle-of-humanity-5849Don Draper Hits Warsaw! The co-working space that has left the world’s design gurus droolinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/don-draper-hits-warsaw-the-co-working-space-that-has-left-the-worlds-design-gurus-drooling-5845<p>Inspired in part by the hit TV series Mad Men, a Warsaw co-working space has been thrust into the global spotlight after topping a list of design-conscious office spaces assembled by the influential style bible Wallpaper*.</p>Thu, 09 May 2019 14:44:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u9ka2l1robmxsz5funkqu.jpegHome to four spacious offices, a conference room, kitchen, as well as a bathroom and shower, Warszawski UL invokes the spirit of the era with vintage lighting, rosewood panelling, and black fittings and ceramics offset by brushed gold details, and a colour palette dominated by elegant shades of sandy yellow and soothing blue.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/don-draper-hits-warsaw-the-co-working-space-that-has-left-the-worlds-design-gurus-drooling-5845Polish president calls for open-door EU policy for Western Balkanshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-calls-for-open-door-eu-policy-for-western-balkans-5843<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda told reporters in Tirana, Albania, on Thursday that "Europe needs South-Eastern Europe while South-Eastern Europe needs Europe," and stressed that the EU must keep its door open to Western Balkan countries.</p>Thu, 09 May 2019 13:37:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4w1ay1itshlok606rloxr.jpegPolish president calls for open-door EU policy for Western Balkans.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-calls-for-open-door-eu-policy-for-western-balkans-5843Polish PM arrives in Romania for informal EU summithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-arrives-in-romania-for-informal-eu-summit-5841<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrived in Romania on Thursday morning to attend an informal summit of EU leaders in Sibiu, central Romania.</p>Thu, 09 May 2019 12:14:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0an966rqlh4987c9t14f9gk.jpegPolish PM arrives in Romania for informal EU summit.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-arrives-in-romania-for-informal-eu-summit-5841Wizz Air inaugurates base at Kraków Airporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wizz-air-inaugurates-base-at-krakow-airport-5836<p>Hungarian low cost carrier Wizz Air officially inaugurated its base at Kraków Airport in southern Poland on Wednesday. It is the airline's fifth base in Poland, thanks to which Wizz Air will launch 18 new connections this year.</p>Wed, 08 May 2019 18:32:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/63o1ma1nvkq9m3ryxy4w4j.jpegWizz Air Deputy CEO and Managing Director Stephen Jones (R) and Kraków Airport CEO Radosław Włoszek during the press conference.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wizz-air-inaugurates-base-at-krakow-airport-5836Maths genius gets lifetime achievement nomination for her work on video compressionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/maths-genius-gets-lifetime-achievement-nomination-for-her-work-on-video-compression-5832<p>Mathematic genius Marta Karczewicz has been nominated for the lifetime achievement European Inventor Award 2019 for her work on advancing video compression.</p>Wed, 08 May 2019 17:57:00 +0200BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hg1idhpu796jvr8ljnr1y.jpegSoftware engineer Marta Karczewicz’s technologies have transformed the video entertainment industry and made video streaming on laptops and mobile devices available to a wider audience.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/maths-genius-gets-lifetime-achievement-nomination-for-her-work-on-video-compression-5832EBRD raises Poland's GDP growth forecasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ebrd-raises-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-5831<p>The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has raised Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2019 to 4.1 pct year on year, up by 0.5 pct., the bank said in a recent report.</p>Wed, 08 May 2019 15:57:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0rpmswxiyvogaau8rl2cltn.jpeg“Amid a deteriorating external environment, domestic demand is expected to remain the key engine of growth, additionally boosted by generous government spending, starting from 2019, which is a double election year in Poland (EU and general elections),” the May report read.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ebrd-raises-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-5831Biotech company breaks into Europe with innovative technology which cuts analysis to incredible half a secondhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/biotech-company-breaks-into-europe-with-innovative-technology-which-cuts-analysis-to-incredible-half-a-second-5829<p>Combining technological edge with scientific expertise, Polish biotech company Bioavlee is bringing its innovative devices for laboratories to the wider European market.</p>Wed, 08 May 2019 15:34:00 +0200BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eajszmzi37k3ja463wjt.jpegThe Quantica 500 is a compact device that automatically counts microorganism colonies in microbiological quantitative analysis.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/biotech-company-breaks-into-europe-with-innovative-technology-which-cuts-analysis-to-incredible-half-a-second-5829The King Of Cool: How Poland fell in love with Katowice once againhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-king-of-cool-how-poland-fell-in-love-with-katowice-once-again-5825<p>If ever a train station defined a city, then Katowice was it.</p>Wed, 08 May 2019 12:48:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yk2tgbs1buq7uzmf4dg0yb.jpegVibrant, intriguing and hopelessly addictive, what was Poland’s ugly duckling has bloomed anew. Slandered no more, this is the city that became young again. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-king-of-cool-how-poland-fell-in-love-with-katowice-once-again-5825Greek exhibition opens at Auschwitzhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/greek-exhibition-opens-at-auschwitz-5824<p>The fate of Greek Jews deported by Germans to the Auschwitz Nazi German death camp during WWII is presented through the stories of concrete people at a new temporary exhibition at the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in southern Poland.</p>Tue, 07 May 2019 21:17:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nsba6hpvpjza6b0fajqdi.jpegAt present, there are over a dozen exhibitions of particular countries at Auschwitz.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/greek-exhibition-opens-at-auschwitz-5824Simply the Rdest? Racing driver Gosia Rdest zooms into Top 10 in new F1 for womenhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/simply-the-rdest-racing-driver-gosia-rdest-zooms-into-top-10-in-new-f1-for-women-5821<p>Poland’s Gosia Rdest has got off to a flying, if not slightly rocky, start at the newly-established F1 for women by sneaking into the Top Ten and racking up two points in the general ranking.</p>Tue, 07 May 2019 20:56:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s0ee81jr7ht3x5vc2qxdc.jpegŻyrardów’s Gosia Rdest feeling on a high after first women’s F1 race where she came 9th.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/simply-the-rdest-racing-driver-gosia-rdest-zooms-into-top-10-in-new-f1-for-women-5821Over EUR 2.7 mln in funding for protection of reptiles and amphibianshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-eur-27-mln-in-funding-for-protection-of-reptiles-and-amphibians-5820<p>Over EUR 2.7 million is to be earmarked for the protection of reptiles and amphibians in the northeastern Polish Warminsko-mazurskie province and the Danish island of Skaro.</p>Tue, 07 May 2019 18:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e9jsa2w4pj7nnbtcck1k5h.jpegThe protection operation will encompass the main populations of the pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) [pictured]and the European fire-bellied toad (Bombina bombina).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-eur-27-mln-in-funding-for-protection-of-reptiles-and-amphibians-5820Secrets of Neolithic mass grave where massacred families met a grizzly end revealedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/secrets-of-neolithic-mass-grave-where-families-met-a-grizzly-end-revealed-5818<p>New findings shed light on a mass grave in Poland from 5000 years ago and the mysterious circumstances in which the families in it were killed and buried.</p>Tue, 07 May 2019 17:22:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/av4ykduweyduc4k1fmwmz.jpegThe mass grave in Koszyce, in southern Poland contained the bones of 15 people from the Globular Amphora culture found in Central Europe around 3400-2800 BC.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/secrets-of-neolithic-mass-grave-where-families-met-a-grizzly-end-revealed-5818EC official says upgrading Poland's GDP growth forecast is spectacularhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-official-says-upgrading-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-is-spectacular-5817<p>The EC Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs described on Tuesday the upgrading of Poland's economic growth forecast for 2019 as spectacular and added that the fiscal stimulus, or increased public outlays, were the chief reason.</p>Tue, 07 May 2019 17:16:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b1gapxhh8no5xh34o788aa.jpegPierre Moscovici explained at a press conference in Brussels that the raising of Poland's GDP growth forecast is a result of Poland's good economic results at the end of 2018, new social transfers and good exports.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-official-says-upgrading-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-is-spectacular-5817The importance of the Polish handyman and how he saved my mum’s life - sort of…https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-importance-of-the-polish-handyman-and-how-he-saved-my-mums-life---sort-of-5813<p>Joseph had a sweaty, red face adorned with a moustache.</p>Tue, 07 May 2019 16:03:00 +0200LifeWhy So Serious?https://images.thefirstnews.com/b4xlzawy6xuwdopvzf997f.jpegGetting things fixed was the job of our local handyman and his son.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-importance-of-the-polish-handyman-and-how-he-saved-my-mums-life---sort-of-5813Poland supports Georgia's NATO and EU membership aspirationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-supports-georgias-nato-and-eu-membership-aspirations-5811<p>President Andrzej Duda speaking after Tuesday talks with Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili stressed that Poland will continue to support Georgia's NATO and EU membership aspirations.</p>Tue, 07 May 2019 14:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p0u3emiqf4olao35to4cz.jpegPoland supports Georgia's NATO and EU membership aspirations.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-supports-georgias-nato-and-eu-membership-aspirations-5811This week Dan asks are we in search of a new Paderewski?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/this-week-dan-asks-are-we-in-search-of-a-new-paderewski-5808<p>The legendary Wawel recital by Witold Małcużyński brings back memories of a time when artist were politicians and the other way around.</p>Tue, 07 May 2019 13:55:00 +0200Art & CultureDan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/06ua6wxkub6gunh6zwo01x.pngStanisław Drzewiecki (L) and Witold Małcużyński (R) stir up patriotic feelings associated with musician/politician Ignacy Paderewski (centre). https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/this-week-dan-asks-are-we-in-search-of-a-new-paderewski-5808Oooh la la! Fashion brands to get greater international recognition with help of Govt. projecthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oooh-la-la-fashion-brands-to-get-greater-international-recognition-with-help-of-govt-project-5805<p>A new project run by the Polish government is aiming to increase the visibility and sales of Polish fashion brands abroad.</p>Tue, 07 May 2019 13:12:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z5rqrjepkdiqb9ktpwhza.jpegThe accelerator has 24 participants ranging from well-known fashion brands, shoe makers, producers of men and ladies’ fashion to jewelers, and even two hat makers. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oooh-la-la-fashion-brands-to-get-greater-international-recognition-with-help-of-govt-project-5805Miners create eco-bench which changes colour with the quality of air – and if it’s red stay INDOORS!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/miners-create-eco-bench-which-changes-colour-with-the-quality-of-air--and-if-its-red-stay-indoors-5803<p>Two miners have created a “smog bench” that changes colour according to the level of air pollution, giving people sitting on it a visible warning of the dangers posed by the air they breathe.</p>Mon, 06 May 2019 18:24:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v6mlclf4leiqw967g6q1e.jpegPals Michał Szyszkowski and Michał Kaczorek with their ‘smog bench’.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/miners-create-eco-bench-which-changes-colour-with-the-quality-of-air--and-if-its-red-stay-indoors-5803Support for Poland's EU membership at record high level - pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/support-for-polands-eu-membership-at-record-high-level---poll-5802<p>The support for Poland's EU membership remained at 91 percent in April 2019, unchanged from March. This is the highest result on record, according to the latest poll conducted by the Centre for Public Opinion Research (CBOS).</p>Mon, 06 May 2019 17:38:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v2p5wfk8h7lrfb2pusma8.jpegFifty-six percent of the respondents said they were interested in the forthcoming elections to the European Parliament and 42 percent expressed the opposite opinion.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/support-for-polands-eu-membership-at-record-high-level---poll-5802‘Spider woman’ takes gold AND silver in speed climbing world cuphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/spider-woman-takes-gold-and-silver-in-speed-climbing-world-championships-5799<p>Speedy Aleksandra Rudzińska is bringing back two world cup medals and the Polish record in speed climbing from her recent stint in China.</p>Mon, 06 May 2019 16:35:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mbylqmppr6it8lj7gltovm.jpegOn the road to world cup glory, Lublin lass Aleksandra Rudzińska. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/spider-woman-takes-gold-and-silver-in-speed-climbing-world-championships-5799President Duda sends condolence message to his Russian counterparthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-duda-sends-condolence-message-to-his-russian-counterpart-5798<p>President Andrzej Duda has sent a letter of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin after the death of 41 people in a fiery Russian plane crash at a Moscow airport.</p>Mon, 06 May 2019 16:23:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0l7l6u2s1tlfklqqvt4bk.jpegThe Aeroflot Sukhoi SSJ100, also called the Superjet, returned to Sheremetyevo a half hour after the take off. During a "hard landing", the jet burst into flames.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-duda-sends-condolence-message-to-his-russian-counterpart-5798Legal tech team blitz it at global innovation awards with plugin which saves lawyers timehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/legal-tech-team-blitz-it-at-global-innovation-awards-with-plugin-which-saves-lawyers-time-5796<p>Polish legal tech team inteliLex won a prize in this year’s Global Legal Hackathon for an innovative Word plugin that will save lawyers’ time.</p>Mon, 06 May 2019 14:26:00 +0200BusinessScienceStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p7bkg4ct7knerwjw4s12dd.jpegThe seven-person team designed a plugin that helps lawyers who are writing contracts.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/legal-tech-team-blitz-it-at-global-innovation-awards-with-plugin-which-saves-lawyers-time-5796Moniuszko's 200th birth anniversary commemorated in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/moniuszkos-200th-birth-anniversary-commemorated-in-poland-5794<p>Concerts, song recitals and opera performances are planned all over Poland on Sunday to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of composer, conductor and musician Stanisław Moniuszko.</p>Sun, 05 May 2019 21:24:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2dyo0k7i6asxtff0c6okm.jpegMoniuszko's 200th birth anniversary commemorated in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/moniuszkos-200th-birth-anniversary-commemorated-in-poland-5794Władysław Starewicz: The Polish entomologist who invented puppet animation filmshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wladyslaw-starewicz-the-polish-entomologist-who-invented-puppet-animation-films-1582<p>Nick Park’s ‘Wallace and Gromit’ and Tim Burton’s ‘Corpse Bride’ and may well have broken the mould when it comes to animated films, but they may not have been made at all were it not for Polish animator Władysław Starewicz.</p>Sun, 05 May 2019 21:07:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pnygi89sxwmiyzxyvua9n.jpegA scene from "The Cameraman’s Revenge" (1912)https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wladyslaw-starewicz-the-polish-entomologist-who-invented-puppet-animation-films-1582Plaque commemorating Poles who saved Jews unveiled in southern Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/plaque-commemorating-poles-who-saved-jews-unveiled-in-southern-poland-5792<p>A plaque commemorating Poles who saved Jews from the Holocaust was unveiled in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin on Sunday in the southern Polish town of Kozłów.</p>Sun, 05 May 2019 17:05:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jhn2l7iq4q108d1nubtxd.jpegPlaque commemorating Poles who saved Jews unveiled in southern Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/plaque-commemorating-poles-who-saved-jews-unveiled-in-southern-poland-5792Phoenix rises from the ashes as Łódź football club returns to the top flighthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/phoenix-rises-from-the-ashes-as-lodz-football-club-returns-to-the-top-flight-5789<p>A Łódź football club has returned to the first division, capping a remarkable phoenix-like story after bankruptcy sent them plummeting to the ashes of the bottom division six years ago.</p>Sun, 05 May 2019 13:42:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7h7uez5qgv6gi0b58zb8xv.jpegBack to the glory days. The LKS stadium will see first division football again for the first time since 2012.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/phoenix-rises-from-the-ashes-as-lodz-football-club-returns-to-the-top-flight-5789Sci-fi dad makes robot models out of scrap metal - and the results are stunninghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sci-fi-dad-makes-robot-models-out-of-scrap-metal---and-the-results-are-stunning-1875<p>From his workshop in south-western Poland, Sebastian Kucharski makes robots out of scrap metal.</p>Sun, 05 May 2019 13:19:00 +0200Art & CulturePoland Nowhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8scqbep6aqer1lj3nm512p.jpegSebastian says his love of sci-fi films inspire him in his creations.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sci-fi-dad-makes-robot-models-out-of-scrap-metal---and-the-results-are-stunning-1875Conquering the deep blue yonder: Płock student beats all in heady world of para-motoringhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/conquering-the-deep-blue-yonder-plock-student-beats-all-in-heady-world-of-para-motoring-5784<p>Meet Wojtek Bógdał, a 25-year-old student from Płock, who has taken the skies by storm, becoming twice world champion, double European champion and three times the champion of Poland in powered paragliding.</p>Sat, 04 May 2019 12:43:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/64mga0c9l0cwchul14u02.jpegBógdał is twice world champion, double European champion and three times the champion of Poland in powered paragliding.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/conquering-the-deep-blue-yonder-plock-student-beats-all-in-heady-world-of-para-motoring-5784Totally Paw-Some! The one-of-a-kind dog café that’s got tongues (and tails) wagginghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/totally-paw-some-the-one-of-a-kind-dog-cafe-thats-got-tongues-and-tails-wagging-5780<p>With an increasing number of Polish venues declaring themselves dog friendly, one Kraków café has gone a step further and given pooches priority and in the process become Poland’s only existing “dog café”. Opened on April 1, Psikawka have proved to be no joke and have since amassed a Facebook following of just under 15,000 in their first month of operation.</p>Sat, 04 May 2019 11:17:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5v3fa2fmr39rt6cpz3vbt9.jpegKraków’s dog café is thought to be one-of-a-kind in the country.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/totally-paw-some-the-one-of-a-kind-dog-cafe-thats-got-tongues-and-tails-wagging-5780Life through a lens: How Poland inspired US photographer Erik Witsoehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/life-through-a-lens-how-poland-inspired-us-photographer-erik-witsoe-728<p>TFN sits down for a heart-to-heart with US snapper Erik Witsoe to discuss life and photography.</p>Fri, 03 May 2019 19:47:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/two%20ladies%20walking%20into%20sunny%20sidewalk%20jezyce%20church%20sunday%20morning%20winter%20820.jpgTwo ladies on their way to masshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/life-through-a-lens-how-poland-inspired-us-photographer-erik-witsoe-728Military parade marks Poland's Constitution Dayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/military-parade-marks-polands-constitution-day-5779<p>Featuring over 2,000 soldiers, a Strong Through Alliances military parade is being held on Friday in Warsaw on the occasion of the May 3rd Constitution.</p>Fri, 03 May 2019 16:20:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dhmp1mlxkvbvjwa9l1io9.jpegThe parade started with the anthems of Poland, the EU and NATO.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/military-parade-marks-polands-constitution-day-5779Poland's Constitution: the who, what, why, where and when of Europe's oldest constitutionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-constitution-the-who-what-why-where-and-when-of-europes-oldest-constitution-304<p>Poland took time to celebrate the signing of the first modern constitution in Europe (and second only to the United States in the world) on May 3.</p>Fri, 03 May 2019 15:56:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/Jan%20Matejko%20-%20Polish%20Constitution.jpgKonstytucjahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-constitution-the-who-what-why-where-and-when-of-europes-oldest-constitution-304PM praises May 3 Constitution in annivesary letterhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-praises-may-3-constitution-in-annivesary-letter-5776<p>Today on the May 3 National Holiday in a special way we express joy at being Poles, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote in a letter to participants of 228th-anniversary celebrations of the May 3 Constitution in Łódź (central Poland) on Friday.</p>Fri, 03 May 2019 15:27:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1yoa3wygpec8ekazyrtzny.jpegAccording to Morawiecki, the May 3 Constitution became among other things a symbol of independence and an aspiration to build a modern European state for future generations of Poles.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-praises-may-3-constitution-in-annivesary-letter-5776US State Secretary, EC congratulate Poland on May 3rd Constitutionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-state-secretary-ec-congratulate-poland-on-may-3rd-constitution-5774<p>US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the European Comission sent wishes to Poland on the occasion of the 228th anniversary of the Constitution of May 3rd on Friday.</p>Fri, 03 May 2019 15:12:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wefnd1yao2fvgrai64ycr.jpeg“I extend my congratulations and best wishes to the people of Poland on the occasion of your 228th Constitution Day,” Pompeo wrote on the State Department's website.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-state-secretary-ec-congratulate-poland-on-may-3rd-constitution-5774President confers Order of the White Eagle upon three Poleshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-confers-order-of-the-white-eagle-upon-three-poles-5773<p>On Poland's Constitution Day on Friday, President Andrzej Duda conferred the Order of the White Eagle, the highest Polish distinction, upon three Poles for their outstanding service to the country.</p>Fri, 03 May 2019 12:55:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3lwpl4ijulxtizfhdvr56.jpegThe Order of the White Eagle, established in 1705, is given for outstanding civilian and military service to the country.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-confers-order-of-the-white-eagle-upon-three-poles-5773Football brains converge on Warsaw to see how science can affect the beautiful gamehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/football-brains-converge-on-warsaw-to-see-how-science-can-affect-the-beautiful-game-5771<p>Some of sports leading coaches, academics and thinkers travelled to Warsaw at the beginning of the month for a conference on how science and technology can influence and affect football.</p>Fri, 03 May 2019 12:10:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tcy7h3hgk40uley6gpdvs.jpegAndres Martin Garcia from Barcelona talks about the technology that keep the likes of Messi fighting fit.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/football-brains-converge-on-warsaw-to-see-how-science-can-affect-the-beautiful-game-5771'Poland in one word? Resistance' Author Michael Moranhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/poland-in-one-word-resistance-author-michael-moran-302<p>Michael Moran is an Australian author and adventurer who landed in Poland in 1992. His book, 'A Country In the Moon' brilliantly captures Poland's painful transition from communism to capitalism. It's also the story of his love affair with a composer, Chopin, and a people, the Poles, that in turns both infuriate and inspire him. Discover the story of a remarkable man and a remarkable life.</p>Fri, 03 May 2019 10:43:00 +0200Heart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x71yzl7qexswpcclgs0tk.jpeg'Poland in one word? Resistance' Author Michael Moranhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/poland-in-one-word-resistance-author-michael-moran-302Flag Day at home and awayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/flag-day-at-home-and-away-354<p>Symbolising purity, courage and valour, Poland’s national colours of white and red are steeped in history and legend.</p>Thu, 02 May 2019 16:19:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5dqn4vo0mue2zycypmtafu.jpegWaving the flag. May 2 is now Flag Day in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/flag-day-at-home-and-away-354Crowd of guitarists break Guinness World Record in Polish cityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/crowd-of-guitarists-break-guinness-world-record-in-polish-city-5767<p>Poland's southwestern city of Wroclaw saw its own Guinness World Record broken as 7,423 guitarists gathered on its market square in a successful attempt to break the record for the number of people simultaneously playing Jimmy Hendrix's 1960s hit song Hey Joe.</p>Thu, 02 May 2019 15:13:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ck9wnat1dddhggmktnxxm7.jpegThe previous record, established in 2018 and broken on Wednesday, was 7,411 guitarists playing the Hendrix song together.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/crowd-of-guitarists-break-guinness-world-record-in-polish-city-5767Łódź firm rolls out massive 3,800 square-metre flag for fans of English football clubhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lodz-firm-rolls-out-massive-3800-square-metre-flag-for-fans-of-english-football-club-5765<p>A family-run firm from Łódź has printed the largest flag to ever appear in a football stadium in Europe.</p>Thu, 02 May 2019 12:46:00 +0200BusinessSporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ixut9ra90uaie7saxr4nm.jpegPutting it all together. The flag is made up of 51 stripes of a fire retardant polyester fabric that are 1.5 metres wide and 54 metres long.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lodz-firm-rolls-out-massive-3800-square-metre-flag-for-fans-of-english-football-club-5765PM says “strong Europe is in our common interest”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-says-strong-europe-is-in-our-common-interest-5763<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said that a “strong Europe is in our common interest” and that Poles are “committed Europeans”.</p>Wed, 01 May 2019 16:31:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0sawqqmvzhc63hd5632cfu.jpegPM says 'strong Europe is in our common interest'.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-says-strong-europe-is-in-our-common-interest-5763New school to be built using “passive” construction points the way to a greener futurehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-school-to-be-built-using-passive-construction-points-the-way-to-a-greener-future-5759<p>A new kindergarten will come with a greatly reduced environmental footprint thanks to the use of green “passive” construction technology.</p>Wed, 01 May 2019 11:43:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xe7wfoj0inglov2k1xelz.jpegThe school will be built using passive technology in order to reduce its carbon footprint.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-school-to-be-built-using-passive-construction-points-the-way-to-a-greener-future-5759Poland joined the EU 15 years agohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-joined-the-eu-15-years-ago-5757<p>Poland became an EU member 15 years ago, on May 1, 2004, owing to the long-lasting effortds of many Polish governments that held power after 1989.</p>Wed, 01 May 2019 10:40:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ir4tjpq5530gj8iuoca8fk.jpegPoland joined the EU 15 years agohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-joined-the-eu-15-years-ago-5757Limbless could get a sense of touch thanks to ground-breaking researchhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/limbless-could-get-a-sense-of-touch-thanks-to-ground-breaking-research-5754<p>People missing limbs could regain a sense of touch after Polish scientists developed a prosthesis that supports the regrowth of nerves.</p>Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:30:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mx69mkuybgdzmc3reaejif.jpegMedical University of Silesia in Katowice.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/limbless-could-get-a-sense-of-touch-thanks-to-ground-breaking-research-5754Poles among winners of prestigious International Opera Awardshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-among-winners-of-prestigious-international-opera-awards-5752<p>The director of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera Waldemar Dąbrowski and a renowned Polish stage director Krzysztof Warlikowski have won the International Opera Awards, known as "Opera Oscars".</p>Tue, 30 Apr 2019 14:57:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x22emyyz50m6nrp9f1aiqd.jpegWarlikowski was awarded for a new production of Leos Janacek's opera From the House of the Dead, staged at London's Royal Opera House.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-among-winners-of-prestigious-international-opera-awards-5752App-standing: new phone app takes concert goers onstage with the orchestrahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/app-standing-new-phone-app-takes-concert-goers-onstage-with-the-orchestra-5749<p>A couple of music lovers have created an app that gives people a unique experience by taking them onstage alongside the artists.</p>Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:22:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hrs3q4r10bufeqa4omhxlp.jpegBiographies of the music’s composer and the musicians playing it are just some of the feature of the ‘Onstage’ app.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/app-standing-new-phone-app-takes-concert-goers-onstage-with-the-orchestra-5749April's CPI in Poland at 2.2 pct y/y - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/aprils-cpi-in-poland-at-22-pct-yy---stats-office-5748<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 2.2 percent year-on-year and by 1.1 percent month-on-month in April 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported in a flash estimate on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 30 Apr 2019 10:40:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/l5f8s9yagdqh3dfjyo2pm.jpegPrices of consumer goods increased in April.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/aprils-cpi-in-poland-at-22-pct-yy---stats-office-5748EU urgently needs to change - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-urgently-needs-to-change---polish-pm-5747<p>The European Union is stuck in a vicious cycle of crises. If there is any hope of breaking it, the EU urgently needs to change the course after May’s European Parliament election, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said in an interview published on Tuesday by the Politico portal .</p>Tue, 30 Apr 2019 09:23:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/n48v7gl856o6a6mdb2pwxk.jpegIn Morawiecki's opinion, the EU "urgently needs to establish a real common market to give European entrepreneurs the freedom they need to innovate and provide new services."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-urgently-needs-to-change---polish-pm-5747Sea you later: 60-year-old sailor becomes first Polish woman to sail around the globe three timeshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sea-you-later-60-year-old-sailor-becomes-first-polish-woman-to-sail-around-the-globe-three-times-5743<p>Captain Joanna ‘Asia’ Pajkowska became the first Polish woman to complete three circumnavigations of the globe when she arrived in Plymouth in the UK on April 28 after 216 days at sea.</p>Mon, 29 Apr 2019 20:42:00 +0200SportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2sh3s4mjwap5b6a18n3cbm.jpegLand ahoy. Pajkowska arrived in Plymouth after her epic 216-day journey around the world.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sea-you-later-60-year-old-sailor-becomes-first-polish-woman-to-sail-around-the-globe-three-times-5743Poles use 41.2 mln payment cardshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-use-412-mln-payment-cards-5741<p>Poles had 41.2 million payment cards at the end of 2018, up by 817,000 from the third quarter of 2018, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) reported on Monday.</p>Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:40:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8ryojmfcvsv6t8bg3i2zh.jpegPoles use 41.2 mln payment cards.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-use-412-mln-payment-cards-5741President praises Iraq veterans’ contribution to Poland's positionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-praises-iraq-veterans-contribution-to-polands-position-5740<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday told a group of Polish veterans who had fought in Iraq that they contributed to the respect that Poland has gained among its allies over the past 15 years.</p>Mon, 29 Apr 2019 14:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/l618zkcxydkjxpa77iecl.jpegThe president visited the 17th Wielkopolska Mechanised Brigade on Monday to award distinctions to Polish soldiers who fought in the Iraqi city of Karbala in 2004.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-praises-iraq-veterans-contribution-to-polands-position-5740Polish president's letter read out at Abraham Segal's funeralhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-presidents-letter-read-out-at-abraham-segals-funeral-5736<p>Abraham Isaac Segal, a Holocaust survivor and advocate for a museum of Poles saving Jews in Markowa (southern Poland), was laid to rest in Israel on Sunday. His funeral was attended by Poland's Ambassador to Israel Marek Magierowski.</p>Sun, 28 Apr 2019 20:16:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7gz07py5qmekosk4krb297.jpegSegal was among 21 Jews saved by Polish residents of Markowa during WWII.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-presidents-letter-read-out-at-abraham-segals-funeral-5736Poland eyes Israeli gas in bid to end energy dependence on Russiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-eyes-israeli-gas-in-bid-to-end-energy-dependence-on-russia-5733<p>Poland's state-controlled oil and gas company, PGNiG, is considering buying gas from Israel in order to reduce the country’s dependence on Russian gas.</p>Sun, 28 Apr 2019 18:47:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0wqzpp6wlo1brkeb63lb7.jpegSomething in the pipeline. Poland could buy Israeli gas as an alternative to Russian supplies.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-eyes-israeli-gas-in-bid-to-end-energy-dependence-on-russia-5733President, PM extend Easter wishes to Eastern churcheshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-extends-easter-wishes-to-eastern-churches-5731<p>President Andrzej Duda and PM Mateusz Morawiecki in online messages on Sunday extended Easter wishes to the clergy and faithful of all Eastern churches. Let the Easter triumph of life over death motivate us to cooperate for justice and peace, the president wrote.</p>Sun, 28 Apr 2019 16:16:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xxl1vpx7lu8caiivdijj5.jpegThe Eastern churches celebrate Easter this year on April 28https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-extends-easter-wishes-to-eastern-churches-5731Sports stars line up to back new anti-doping campaignhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sports-stars-line-up-to-back-new-anti-doping-campaign-5728<p>A new anti-doping campaign backed by some of the country’s biggest sporting stars has been launched in a bid to crack down on the scourge of drug taking that has already blighted a number of sports.</p>Sun, 28 Apr 2019 14:21:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2dwocqopee9oifqc0d4u0n.jpegHandball is one of the sports taking a lead in the new anti-doping campaign.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sports-stars-line-up-to-back-new-anti-doping-campaign-5728Living in a box: Gdańsk to get “container town” to help revitalise dockyardshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/living-in-a-box-gdansk-to-get-container-town-to-help-revitalise-dockyards-5726<p>A “container town” will that will provide a flexible space for businesses and start-ups will be built in Gdańsk’s historic shipyards.</p>Sun, 28 Apr 2019 09:28:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g3tva86m11rcyo4doq3yh.jpegBox-ville. Making the most of old shipping containers the development will bring new life to a part of Gdańsk’s shipyards.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/living-in-a-box-gdansk-to-get-container-town-to-help-revitalise-dockyards-5726President remembers WWII soldiers who gave their lives to free Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-remembers-wwii-soldiers-who-gave-their-lives-to-free-poland-5724<p>"I want to pay tribute to our compatriots, Polish soldiers who set off from here to the final battle with the German Third Reich," President Andrzej Duda wrote to the participants of events marking the 74th anniversary of crossing the Oder by the Polish Army.</p>Sat, 27 Apr 2019 19:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xz76dlsrf2yi8ne5wciba.jpegMilitary cemetery in Stare Łysogórki.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-remembers-wwii-soldiers-who-gave-their-lives-to-free-poland-5724From hotel barroom to pan-European dominance. The phenomenal rise of Poland’s mixed martial arts and the man behind ithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-hotel-barroom-to-pan-european-dominance-the-phenomenal-rise-of-polands-mixed-marital-arts-and-the-man-behind-it-5722<p>Poland’s biggest Mixed Martial Arts organisations, Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW) turned 15-years-old in February this year.</p>Sat, 27 Apr 2019 17:31:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xy2belgo0xsbqf6ug2k8e8.jpegFormer hotel manager and co-owner of KSW, Martin Lewandowski, became known as ‘King of the Barter’ in the early days as he and his business partner started promoting mixed marital arts out of their own pockets.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-hotel-barroom-to-pan-european-dominance-the-phenomenal-rise-of-polands-mixed-marital-arts-and-the-man-behind-it-5722Artist creates incredible watercolours of Warsaw as you’ve never seen it beforehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/artist-creates-incredible-watercolours-of-warsaw-as-youve-never-seen-it-before-1594<p>In his watercolours, artist Tytus Brzozowski reimagines the Polish capital’s urban landscape – Warsaw as it was, Warsaw as it might have been, and Warsaw how it is now.</p>Sat, 27 Apr 2019 15:02:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qyqe646kq3pnosl62mjm6q.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/artist-creates-incredible-watercolours-of-warsaw-as-youve-never-seen-it-before-1594Read all about it! Small bookstores hit back at online giants with Independent Bookshop Weekendhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/read-all-about-it-small-bookstores-hit-back-at-online-giants-with-independent-bookshop-weekend-5718<p>Book-lovers in Warsaw are in for a treat this week, as the city gears up for Independent Bookshop Weekend.</p>Sat, 27 Apr 2019 12:27:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/l3wv28gy09mkmwp5z62y5.jpegSpread over four days, the programme is packed with book readings, lectures and creative workshops.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/read-all-about-it-small-bookstores-hit-back-at-online-giants-with-independent-bookshop-weekend-5718PM to ask president to assume patronage over educational round tablehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-to-ask-president-to-assume-patronage-over-educational-round-table-5717<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki declared after an education round table at the National Stadium in Warsaw on Friday that he will ask President Andrzej Duda to assume patronage over the round table talks.</p>Fri, 26 Apr 2019 18:12:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9a58xiy4i39rengb1pgi.jpegThe round table came in the wake of a nationwide teachers' strike that started on April 8. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-to-ask-president-to-assume-patronage-over-educational-round-table-5717Don't try to laugh at Poles: Dr Tommy Sobierajskihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/dont-try-to-laugh-at-poles-dr-tommy-sobierajski-299<p>We took sociologist Doctor Tomasz Sobierajski on a walk through Warsaw and presented him with a surprise bag of provocative words. Are Poles traumatised or funny? Divided or friendly? And do Poles like complaining? Find out how this specialist on the Poles views the country he lives in.</p>Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:12:00 +0200Heart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/y3hxdsqhvq7apeagxmfy4.jpegDon't try to laugh at Poles: Dr Tommy Sobierajskihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/dont-try-to-laugh-at-poles-dr-tommy-sobierajski-299Kot’s back as he shoots new sci-fi film with all-star cast in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kots-back-as-he-shoots-new-sci-fi-film-with-all-star-cast-in-warsaw-5715<p>Tomasz Kot has joined an all-star lineup which includes Rupert Everett and Thomas Jane for a new film shoot in the capital.</p>Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:17:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hbtb1jurhjj5oztvo9c1.jpegCold War star Tomasz Kot pictured with the film’s director Agata Alexander and musician Nergal as they shoot new sci-fi film in Warsaw. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kots-back-as-he-shoots-new-sci-fi-film-with-all-star-cast-in-warsaw-5715Poland orders four choppers for its Navyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-orders-four-choppers-for-its-navy-5713<p>A PLN 1.65 billion (EUR 430 million) contract for the delivery of four AW101 helicopters for the Polish Navy was signed in Świdnik, south-east Poland, on Friday.</p>Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:32:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r3ekjq0xgcpwb9ojb7i.jpegPoland orders four choppers for its Navyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-orders-four-choppers-for-its-navy-5713No kidding! Poland one of the best places to raise children, says new reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-kidding-poland-one-of-the-best-places-to-raise-children-says-new-report-5710<p>Poland is one of the best countries in Europe to raise a child, according to a new ranking by London-based consumer research company NimbleFins.</p>Fri, 26 Apr 2019 13:27:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jcu0cd1guerfzu0sgozcn.jpegIn the ranking, Poland was followed by Norway, Spain and Denmark, with Britain in 10th place. Three other countries in Central Europe — Hungary, Slovakia and Bulgaria — closed the ranking.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-kidding-poland-one-of-the-best-places-to-raise-children-says-new-report-5710Poland receives EUR 729.8 mln from EU funds in Marchhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-receives-eur-7298-mln-from-eu-funds-in-march-5708<p>Poland received EUR 729.8 million from EU funds in March 2019, including EUR 230.8 million in current transfers and EUR 498.99 million in capital transfers, the Finance Ministry said in a Friday statement.</p>Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:30:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jhhrg72f8f8fxoig9j2uu.jpegPoland receives EUR 729.8 mln from EU funds in March.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-receives-eur-7298-mln-from-eu-funds-in-march-5708Flying visit: Pilot lands plane on Europe’s longest pier, has candy floss, and flies offhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/flying-visit-pilot-lands-plane-on-europes-longest-pier-has-candy-floss-and-flies-off-117<p>With warm weather finally settling in Poland, pilot Łukasz Czepiela decided to start off the season by the sea in style – by landing a plane on Sopot pier.</p>Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:22:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pjzxhrnl9ekrgmezcgj88a.jpegProfessional commercial and aerobatics pilot Łukasz Czepiela, 34, decided to celebrate the warm weather by landing his plane on Sopot pier as part of a stunt for Red Bull. https://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/flying-visit-pilot-lands-plane-on-europes-longest-pier-has-candy-floss-and-flies-off-117US to present F-35 to Poland - USAF Secretaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-to-present-f-35-to-poland---usaf-secretary-5706<p>The US Air Force will send a team to Poland to present its multi-purpose F-35 fighter, Warsaw-visiting Secretary of the United States Air Force Heather Wilson informed on Thursday.</p>Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:37:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tb06tlujr4op30x2s0no5o.jpegIn early April, the US Defence Department announced that the US government was considering selling F-35s to five countries, including Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-to-present-f-35-to-poland---usaf-secretary-5706V4-Japan format increasingly active, Polish PM says at summithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/v4-japan-format-increasingly-active-polish-pm-says-at-summit-5703<p>The relations between the regional Visegrad Group (V4) and Japan have been strengthening along with plans for increased trade and mutual investments, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said at the third V4-Japan summit in Bratislava on Thursday.</p>Thu, 25 Apr 2019 17:07:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xkaqf35s7tlyc46z1j0qii.jpegApart from Morawiecki, the meeting was attended by Slovak PM Peter Pellegrini, Czech PM Andrej Babis, Hungarian Deputy PM Mihaly Varga and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/v4-japan-format-increasingly-active-polish-pm-says-at-summit-5703Teachers suspend strike until Septemberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/union-to-suspend-teachers-strike-until-september-5702<p>The Polish Teachers' Union (ZNP) on Thursday suspended an ongoing national teacher strike as of April 27 to enable this year's Matura (secondary school graduation) exams.</p>Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:37:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/528qx2i6mmf6u4qvgd0b6c.jpeg“We teachers, we parents and we students say clearly: we will not give in and we will not give up fighting for good Polish education,” Broniarz emphasised.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/union-to-suspend-teachers-strike-until-september-5702Ace in the hole! Archeologists stumble upon 1200-year-old tomb after nearly falling down burial holehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ace-in-the-hole-archeologists-stumble-upon-1200-year-old-tomb-after-nearly-falling-down-burial-hole-5700<p>Polish archeologists in Peru have accidentally discovered a 1200-year-old metallurgist’s tomb – after nearly falling into a hole where it was buried.</p>Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:29:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/h3k03ilbmlx79dstrs8y.jpegThe 20-year-old man had been buried in a sitting position and covered with cloth. He had a dozen well-used bronze tools with him, including a saw, a variety of knives, an axe and chisel.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ace-in-the-hole-archeologists-stumble-upon-1200-year-old-tomb-after-nearly-falling-down-burial-hole-5700Digitisation will have positive effect on jobs, report showshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/digitisation-will-have-positive-effect-on-jobs-report-shows-5698<p>As a result of the digitisation process, 87 percent of Polish companies want to maintain or increase their staff levels over the next two years while only 7 percent want to cut jobs, a report by workforce services provider ManpowerGroup shows.</p>Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:11:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sel1oqq5f9ng0jown4f2ga.jpegDigitisation does not aim to replace people with machines, but to increase companies' efficiency and their competitive edge.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/digitisation-will-have-positive-effect-on-jobs-report-shows-5698Polish and Japanese PMs meet in Bratislavahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-and-japanese-pms-meet-in-bratislava-5696<p>Prime Ministers of Poland and Japan Mateusz Morawiecki and Shinzo Abe, who met on Wednesday in Bratislava, agreed after the meeting to strive for a free-trade agreement between EU and Japan to take effect, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:31:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pgn71g2nj3j9uu9g0wykct.jpegPolish and Japanese PMs meet in Bratislava.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-and-japanese-pms-meet-in-bratislava-5696Plans to introduce bird of prey to ‘scare off’ Kraków pigeons ruffles feathers with bird lovershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/plans-to-introduce-bird-of-prey-to-scare-off-krakow-pigeons-ruffles-feathers-with-bird-lovers-5691<p>Kraków council officials are to take on a Falconer to help rid the city’s main market square of pigeons.</p>Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:00:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e6lk99rlotkwghxuuje7.jpegOne of the tourist attractions on the old market square in Kraków is the number of pigeons. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/plans-to-introduce-bird-of-prey-to-scare-off-krakow-pigeons-ruffles-feathers-with-bird-lovers-5691Krzysztof Komeda: A flight so senselessly interruptedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krzysztof-komeda-a-flight-so-senselessly-interrupted-5688<p>It was 50 years ago when Krzysztof Komeda’s life ended.</p>Wed, 24 Apr 2019 18:17:00 +0200Art & CultureDan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yfrektjs58pz3xwxvk9xba.pngIn every jazz album poll in Poland over the past 50 years Komeda’s “Astigmatic” takes first place.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krzysztof-komeda-a-flight-so-senselessly-interrupted-5688Time capsule buried under bridge by King Frederick William IV discovered after 168 yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/time-capsule-buried-under-bridge-by-king-frederick-william-iv-discovered-after-168-years-5685<p>A time capsule buried by a Prussian king has been sensationally discovered during work on an historic 19th-century bridge in the northern Polish town of Tczew.</p>Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:21:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8y6w7n4818hctjs5oyvt3n.jpegThe heavy brass time capsule weighing around 6-7 kilos and measuring 15cm tall was placed under the foundation stone, which was symbolically laid on 27 July that year by the Prussian king Frederick William IV.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/time-capsule-buried-under-bridge-by-king-frederick-william-iv-discovered-after-168-years-5685Record high support for Poland's EU membership - pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/record-high-support-for-polands-eu-membership---poll-5684<p>The support for Poland's EU membership increased to 91 percent in March, 2019, the highest result on record, according to the latest poll conducted by the Centre for Public Opinion Research (CBOS).</p>Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:40:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m53uwfs1gimnd3688b6zs.jpegIn March, 2019, the acceptance of Poland's presence in the EU reached a record level of 91 percent.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/record-high-support-for-polands-eu-membership---poll-5684Poznań snapper joins A-list of global photographers with his stunning black and whiteshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-snapper-joins-a-list-of-global-photographers-with-his-stunning-black-and-whites-5677<p>A Polish photographer has been confirmed as one of the world’s elite snappers after winning the prestigious One Eyeland award for his expressive black and white photos.</p>Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:02:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/it2gk4nxvmvtt7cez6l8.jpegTree-mendous! Broziak’s photo of a girl in a tree took gold in the fine art category.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-snapper-joins-a-list-of-global-photographers-with-his-stunning-black-and-whites-5677Game of phones: Moaning while roaming could soon be a thing of the past for Ukrainians in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/game-of-phones-moaning-while-roaming-could-soon-be-a-thing-of-the-past-for-ukrainians-in-poland-5675<p>As more Ukrainians move west to work, Poland is thinking about abolishing roaming charges for them and citizens of certain other countries to its east.</p>Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:09:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7hsr6doqb1gsbt0s62q38.jpegAt the moment, various Polish mobile operators offer packages with cheap calls to Ukraine, catering to the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians who have moved to the country to work.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/game-of-phones-moaning-while-roaming-could-soon-be-a-thing-of-the-past-for-ukrainians-in-poland-5675The man behind the smallest house in the world is back - and this time he’s gone BIGhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-man-behind-the-smallest-house-in-the-world-is-back---and-this-time-hes-gone-big-5671<p>If once Poland was perceived as a dark, dank country buried in Orwellian gloom, nowadays a new generation of creatives, designers, artisans and architects have lent her a dynamic thrust that’s become impossible to overlook.</p>Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:30:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pvuwi4gg7hhn6hskm58qzk.jpegWhilst visibly proud of the Keret House, Szczęsny refuses to be defined by it with his prolific output guaranteeing his ongoing relevance both home and abroad.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-man-behind-the-smallest-house-in-the-world-is-back---and-this-time-hes-gone-big-5671President Duda sends message of sympathy to Sri Lankan Presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-duda-sends-message-of-sympathy-to-sri-lankan-president-5670<p>Following the deadly terrorist attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday, Polish President Andrzej Duda offered condolences to the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.</p>Sun, 21 Apr 2019 20:30:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/spofnat7dyfikr42lzic7.jpegSri Lankan police investigate the scene after an explosion hit Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-duda-sends-message-of-sympathy-to-sri-lankan-president-5670The Michelin Man: Daniel Pawełek, the founder of five Michelin-lauded concepts, speaks outhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-michelin-man-daniel-pawelek-the-founder-of-five-michelin-lauded-concepts-speaks-out-5668<p>There wasn’t much in Daniel Pawełek’s early life to suggest a future at the very prow of Poland’s food revolution. Raised in Sosnowiec, the founder of the Ferment restaurant group reminisces of a youth spent pooling his pocket money to spend on slab-like pizzas slathered in ketchup and greasy burgers in unidentified sauce. “Looking back,” he smiles, “it wasn’t till I first visited London that I had a legitimate bottle of wine.”</p>Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:44:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f2gjkcekz2ikrk58zkild9.jpegOnce of The Grill at London’s Dorchester Hotel, Daniel Pawełek has become one of the leading lights of the Polish food revolution.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-michelin-man-daniel-pawelek-the-founder-of-five-michelin-lauded-concepts-speaks-out-5668Got a Polish grandparent? Then come and play rugby for Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/got-a-polish-grandparent-then-come-and-play-rugby-for-poland-5666<p>It was a chance encounter a year ago at a rugby tournament in the Scottish borders that opened the door to playing international rugby for Poland for Ronan Seydak, a 25-year-old from Edinburgh.</p>Sun, 21 Apr 2019 16:53:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w5ylq29delntxvh0zbv8s.jpegScotland-born Ronan Seydak in action for Poland. He and his brother both qualify for Poland owing to having a Polish grandparent.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/got-a-polish-grandparent-then-come-and-play-rugby-for-poland-5666Poland strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Sri Lankahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-strongly-condemns-terrorist-attacks-in-sri-lanka-5665<p>Poland strongly condemns the terrorist attacks carried out in Sri Lanka, condemns all manifestations of terrorism and violence, Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted on the ministry’s website on Sunday.</p>Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:48:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pbcr9n74qjoy1avn2xe6yg.jpegIn Sri Lanka, there were eight explosions targeting churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, local media reported.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-strongly-condemns-terrorist-attacks-in-sri-lanka-5665Egg-cellent: the fantastic traditions of a Polish Easterhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/egg-cellent-the-fantastic-traditions-of-a-polish-easter-115<p>In Poland the Easter traditions come rich, thick and fast. From the blessing of baskets of food to pouring water over women, the country boasts a glorious mix of traditions that set the Easter holiday apart from all others.</p><p>Many of the traditions, such as Śmigus-Dyngus, which involves soaking women on Easter Monday, and egg painting have their roots and influences in pagan times. But nearly all of them are now closely bound to Christianity. Families, will, for example, take a small basket containing eggs, bread, sausage and salt and pepper to church to be blessed.</p><p>The food from the basket will take centre place on the dining table come Easter Sunday for the traditional breakfast, a table-stressing affair of piles of food—many of them cold cuts of meat and sausage—and bowls of żurek soup.</p><p>Rounding things off come cakes such as babka, a sweet yeast cake, and mazurek, a flat tart-like creation, decorated with dried fruit.</p>Sun, 21 Apr 2019 09:29:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/iimegadef6biasgyf40e7.jpegEaster baskets are blessed at a church.https://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/egg-cellent-the-fantastic-traditions-of-a-polish-easter-115Nearly 5,000 electric cars in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nearly-5000-electric-cars-in-poland-5663<p>Poland had 4,987 electric passenger cars and 646 charging stations at the end of March, the newly-launched Electric Mobility Counter has shown.</p>Sat, 20 Apr 2019 15:03:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0ekp2bbtpo1wgdh493j07.jpegNearly 5,000 electric cars in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nearly-5000-electric-cars-in-poland-5663So Mars away from here: volunteers get shut in simulated Martian base to learn about life on another planethttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/space-base-volunteers-get-shut-in-simulated-mars-base-to-learn-about-life-on-another-planet-5659<p>A new season has begun at the Lunares cosmic base, an off-world habitat located on a former airfield that simulates life on a space station located on a distant planet.</p>Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:51:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/970m76c5y48askqhdv4otm.jpegLife on Mars, although this space walk is actually taking place in Piła.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/space-base-volunteers-get-shut-in-simulated-mars-base-to-learn-about-life-on-another-planet-5659Binning the bag: government plans to broaden plastic-bag charge in bid to clean up countryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/binning-the-bag-government-plans-to-broaden-plastic-bag-charge-in-bid-to-clean-up-country-5656<p>With Europe cracking down on plastic pollution, Poland plans to extend its charge on plastic bags, with the Minister of the Environment hoping that they will soon “be confined to history”.</p>Sat, 20 Apr 2019 12:17:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/l6qcdegmp112cb2581pfn.jpegA disappearing sight. More charges on plastic bags are being introduced with the aim of curbing their use.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/binning-the-bag-government-plans-to-broaden-plastic-bag-charge-in-bid-to-clean-up-country-5656Yellow flowers of spring - and of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprisinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/yellow-flowers-of-spring---and-of-the-warsaw-ghetto-uprising-113<p>Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, daffodils have become synonymous with the beginning of spring. But in Poland, they have yet another meaning - the commemoration of the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.</p>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:00:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s9nb4n7um9mrj4pcf2jqf.jpegFor years, Marek Edelman, a leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, received a bouquet of yellow daffodils from an anonymous person on April 19th, the day the uprising broke out in 1943.https://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/yellow-flowers-of-spring---and-of-the-warsaw-ghetto-uprising-113‘We knew we couldn’t win. We fought so we could die with dignity.’ Harrowing words of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising survivor a powerful reminder of heroism in adversity on 76th anniversary of doomed resistancehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/we-knew-we-couldnt-win-we-fought-so-we-could-die-with-dignity-harrowing-words-of-warsaw-ghetto-uprising-survivor-a-powerful-reminder-of-heroism-in-adversity-on-76th-anniversary-of-doomed-resistance-5653<p>On 19 April 1943, Jewish fighters from the Jewish Combat Organisation and the Jewish Military Union rose up in the Warsaw Ghetto in the first urban rebellion against the Germans in occupied Europe.</p>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:51:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c5week9ommtzujagbvho9.jpegOne of the most iconic photos of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising shows a terrified young boy with his hands raised in surrender as women and children pulled from a bunker are surrounded by German troops.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/we-knew-we-couldnt-win-we-fought-so-we-could-die-with-dignity-harrowing-words-of-warsaw-ghetto-uprising-survivor-a-powerful-reminder-of-heroism-in-adversity-on-76th-anniversary-of-doomed-resistance-5653Insurance giant Warta probes use of AI to deal with claimshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/insurance-giant-warta-probes-use-of-ai-to-deal-with-claims-5650<p>To streamline communication with customers, Polish insurance company Warta has turned to artificial intelligence.</p>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:24:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/08obgr3xy3sa4rg6eqa81k8.jpegBy developing intelligent machines that can mimic cognitive functions associated with humans, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionise sectors such as banking and insurance by carrying out tasks that formerly required a member of staff.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/insurance-giant-warta-probes-use-of-ai-to-deal-with-claims-5650Last Friday, I drove 700km for one hour of music by Krzysztof Herdzin. Was it worth it? You bet!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/last-friday-i-drove-700km-for-one-hour-of-music-by-krzysztof-herdzin-was-it-worth-it-you-bet-5647<p>Krzysztof Herdzin is a genius.</p>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:33:00 +0200Dan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1vt5bm31zhh5e6jdrmhavm.jpegComposer, arranger, pianist and singer, Krzysztof Herdzin is at ease with both classical and pop. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/last-friday-i-drove-700km-for-one-hour-of-music-by-krzysztof-herdzin-was-it-worth-it-you-bet-5647Will they stay or will they go? Reports suggest Huawei can stay, despite security riskshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/will-they-stay-or-will-they-go-reports-suggest-huawei-can-stay-despite-security-risks-5645<p>Amid concerns about security, Poland is mulling raising standards for telecom equipment used in its future 5G network – but, according to the latest reports, is unlikely to ban Chinese company Huawei completely.</p>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:37:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i0jnr7cmjjyhybxbnxxa9.jpegHuawei is the world’s largest maker of mobile network infrastructure equipment, but there are now concerns about its ties with the Chinese government, suggesting that its 5G equipment could be used to spy on other countries.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/will-they-stay-or-will-they-go-reports-suggest-huawei-can-stay-despite-security-risks-5645Polish National Committee offers France help in rebuilding Notre-Damehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-national-committee-offers-france-help-in-rebuilding-notre-dame-5643<p>Polish National Committee ICOMOS has offered France help in the reconstruction of Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral, partially destroyed by fire on Monday night, Poland's Ministry of Culture and National Heritage has announced.</p>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:58:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5pwzbkqfo5ro4zc4dlj7yq.jpegPolish National Committee offers France help in rebuilding Notre-Dame.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-national-committee-offers-france-help-in-rebuilding-notre-dame-5643Diplomat who used fake passports to save hundreds of Jews during WWII named Righteous Among the Nationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/diplomat-who-used-fake-passports-to-save-hundreds-of-jews-during-wwii-named-righteous-among-the-nations-5639<p>A Polish diplomat who saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during WWII by giving them false passports is to be named a Righteous Among the Nations, according to reports.</p>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:27:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j6ngpg7peud5bx0297l9zs.jpegThe illegal passports were paid for by Jewish groups, while the Polish diplomats acted as the middlemen, giving bribes or producing the fake passports.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/diplomat-who-used-fake-passports-to-save-hundreds-of-jews-during-wwii-named-righteous-among-the-nations-5639Thrilling new WWII game based on blockbuster film Courier tests players’ cunning, nerves and patiencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thrilling-new-wwii-game-based-on-blockbuster-film-courier-tests-players-cunning-nerves-and-patience-5634<p>In the embodiment of a resistance fighter with the Home Army, forge a path across occupied Europe and deliver your secret documents.</p>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:25:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gw5gt6ouurj1hc8lc0p6p6.jpegThe game was created by the Warsaw Rising Museum, which also produced the film Courier, and Polish game company Granna.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thrilling-new-wwii-game-based-on-blockbuster-film-courier-tests-players-cunning-nerves-and-patience-5634Polish PM at New York Uni. on Poland's relations with Russia, US, EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-at-new-york-uni-on-polands-relations-with-russia-us-eu-5632<p>Poland's relations with Russia, the USA and the EU were among topics of the Wednesday discussion with the participation of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki organised as part of the Transatlantic Dialogue series at New York University (NYU).</p>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:52:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ezpop32aeyp83aqw47nn9v.jpegAccording to Morawiecki, aggressive Russian actions in recent years have recently changed the international context.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-at-new-york-uni-on-polands-relations-with-russia-us-eu-5632Polish shipyard launches navy vessel for Swedenhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-shipyard-launches-navy-vessel-for-sweden-5630<p>A 74-metre-long surveillance ship for the Royal Swedish Navy was launched on Wednesday in Gdynia, northern Poland. The ship was built jointly by two Polish shipyards Nauta and Gdynia-based Stocznia Wojenna (Naval Yard).</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:23:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pgmn5u7j7a033ak6ykmxzx.jpegAfter the completion of works in Gdynia's shipyards, the surveillance ship will be transported to the shipyard in Karlskrona, Sweden.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-shipyard-launches-navy-vessel-for-sweden-5630Father of contemporary Polish poster art Ryszard Kaja dies at the age of 57https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/father-of-contemporary-polish-poster-art-ryszard-kaja-dies-at-the-age-of-57-5628<p>Ryszard Kaja, an artist hailed by many as the father of latter day Polish poster art, and touted by all as one of the outstanding talents of his generation, has died at the age of 57 following a battle against illness.</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:55:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yhfefdgecgngs688rmtfee.jpegRyszard Kaja took inspiration from his copious travels around the country to produce over 120 posters that captured the public’s imagination with their depiction of the beautiful, bizarre, kitsch and mundane aspects of the nation. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/father-of-contemporary-polish-poster-art-ryszard-kaja-dies-at-the-age-of-57-5628Poland may enter G20 in 2029 - Polish Economic Institutehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-may-enter-g20-in-2029---polish-economic-institute-5627<p>In an optimistic scenario, Poland will become a member of the G20 group in 2029, the Polish Economic Institute wrote in a report.</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:16:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hszadjyvsbwauqwtk3tvaf.jpegFinance Ministers and Central Bank Governors pose for a formal family photo during the G-20 meeting at IMF headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, 12 April 2019.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-may-enter-g20-in-2029---polish-economic-institute-5627Grave business: Conservationists find king’s remains exposed under broken coffin lid as they open up sarcophagus for first time in 100 yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/grave-business-conservationists-find-kings-remains-exposed-under-broken-coffin-lid-as-they-open-up-sarcophagus-for-first-time-in-100-years-5620<p>The sarcophagi of three of Poland’s rulers have been opened in the crypt of Wawel Cathedral revealing the coffins for the first time in over 100 years as part of conservation work.</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:19:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6un2jjvhyok6t239kxmkva.jpegThe archaeological work will study the bones of king Augustus II the Strong as well as his robes and funerary goods that were placed in the coffin with him.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/grave-business-conservationists-find-kings-remains-exposed-under-broken-coffin-lid-as-they-open-up-sarcophagus-for-first-time-in-100-years-5620Munitions dump in Białowieza could explode triggering fire that ‘would wipe out hundreds of hectares of forest’, experts warnhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/munitions-dump-in-bialowieza-could-explode-triggering-fire-that-would-wipe-out-hundreds-of-hectares-of-forest-experts-warn-5616<p>The State Forest Authority has warned that hundreds of hectares of the famous Białowieża Forest are threatened by a “bomb that could explode at any moment”.</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:25:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kdqrt1pifyddratzlhf10c.jpegThe forest, which straddles the border with Belarus, is one of the last surviving tracts of low-land primeval forest in Europe.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/munitions-dump-in-bialowieza-could-explode-triggering-fire-that-would-wipe-out-hundreds-of-hectares-of-forest-experts-warn-5616Average corporate wage and employment rise in Marchhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/average-corporate-wage-and-employment-rise-in-march-5614<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage rose by 5.7 percent year on year to PLN 5,164.53 (EUR 1208.50) in March. In monthly terms, the wage grew by 4.3 percent, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:02:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m1vobkza06nwcfx7mo94w.jpegAverage corporate wage and employment rise in Marchhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/average-corporate-wage-and-employment-rise-in-march-5614Adorable bearcat born on St. Valentine’s Day sets hearts fluttering with debut appearancehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/adorable-bearcat-born-on-st-valentines-day-sets-hearts-fluttering-with-debut-appearance-5612<p>A rare bearcat cub born on February 14th has made its first public appearance to the delight of zookeepers and the public.</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:50:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ha7hn7k2pcpbv30f2fl0tg.jpegThe cute bearcat was born on St. Valentine’s Day in Łodż Zoo. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/adorable-bearcat-born-on-st-valentines-day-sets-hearts-fluttering-with-debut-appearance-5612Press agency’s outrage over photo journalist’s arrest in Israelhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/press-agencys-outrage-over-photo-journalists-arrest-in-israel-5609<p>Press agencies are calling for the release of a Palestinian photo journalist who has been detained in Israel and is now facing deportation to Jordan.</p>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:35:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3n32w613h0p1j2elmnd2lr.jpegMustafa Kharouf was arrested after his application for family unification was rejected by Israeli authorities. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/press-agencys-outrage-over-photo-journalists-arrest-in-israel-5609Secret documents revealing last days of WWII resistance found hidden in family attic where Auschwitz beast livedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/secret-documents-revealing-last-days-of-wwii-resistance-found-hidden-in-family-attic-where-auschwitz-beast-lived-5600<p>Rare documents shedding light on the final days of the Home Army and the beginning of the so-called second conspiracy have been discovered during refurbishment work on a family home in Oświęcim.</p>Tue, 16 Apr 2019 18:42:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mpnuebwek1ajlpfynai7aa.pngThe documents written by resistance fighter Stanisław Chybiński (top right) were found hidden in the attic of a house in the town of Oświęcim where SS monster Otto Moll (bottom left) used to live. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/secret-documents-revealing-last-days-of-wwii-resistance-found-hidden-in-family-attic-where-auschwitz-beast-lived-5600Aviation industry booming as airport traffic set to hit 50 millionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/aviation-industry-booming-as-airport-traffic-set-to-hit-50-million-5597<p>The number of people using Polish airports is set to hit 50 million with Poland having one of the highest growth potentials in Europe, according to a report by PwC.</p>Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:49:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/097fikh9zs34vgc7i2rc4tc.jpegLast year Chopin airport serviced 17,755,500 passengers, an increase of 12.7 percent. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/aviation-industry-booming-as-airport-traffic-set-to-hit-50-million-5597Kraków team launches world’s FIRST satellite which navigates with ‘spinning magnetic liquid’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-team-launches-worlds-first-satellite-which-navigates-with-spinning-magnetic-liquid-5593<p>A unique satellite built by Kraków students is to be launched into orbit from a NASA-owned centre in the US.</p>Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:14:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1po7gfpf75yw3thdp2k1b.jpegKRAKsat will be placed inside the Cygnus spacecraft, which will be launched into orbit aboard an Antares 230 rocket, with lift-off scheduled for 10:46 pm Polish time on Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Flight Facility, on the US east coast. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-team-launches-worlds-first-satellite-which-navigates-with-spinning-magnetic-liquid-5593Poland ready to assist Notre Dame cathedral reconstruction - presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ready-to-assist-notre-dame-cathedral-reconstruction---president-5592<p>President Andrzej Duda wrote in a message of sympathy to the French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday that Poland was ready to participate in the reconstruction of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was destroyed by fire a day earlier.</p>Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:48:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zf6xa5ply1hr6gwca7rwb.jpegFrench President Emmanuel Macron (C) speaks with firemen as they fight against a fire burning the roof of the Notre-Dame cathedral.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ready-to-assist-notre-dame-cathedral-reconstruction---president-5592PKO BP: national cloud ready for usershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pko-bp-national-cloud-ready-for-users-5590<p>We have completed the successive construction stage of a national cloud, we have launched services for the PKO Bank Polski and are ready to service further customers, PKO BP Vice-President and Supervisory Board head Adam Marciniak and National Cloud Operator CEO Michał Potoczek have informed PAP.</p>Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:10:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5x0iui2gydm6m59ydy9ie3.jpegMichał Potoczek explained that the transformation from traditional IT to cloud technology requires entrepreneurs to carry out a number of surveys and lay down a transformation strategy.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pko-bp-national-cloud-ready-for-users-5590Notre-Dame Cathedral should be rebuilt together by Europeans - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/notre-dame-cathedral-should-be-rebuilt-together-by-europeans---pm-5588<p>"Let's rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral together as Europeans," Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Monday evening, referring to the fire that consumed the medieval Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.</p>Tue, 16 Apr 2019 09:45:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kv8bpyubgieqh36dmgs4bn.jpegA fire started in the late afternoon in one of the most visited monuments of the French capital Notre Dame Cathedral.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/notre-dame-cathedral-should-be-rebuilt-together-by-europeans---pm-5588Innovators help cancer sufferers with depression by introducing them to stunning virtual reality worldshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/innovators-help-cancer-sufferers-with-depression-by-introducing-them-to-stunning-virtual-reality-worlds-5586<p>A group of Polish innovators is looking to use revolutionary VR technology to help cancer patients suffering from depression.</p>Mon, 15 Apr 2019 18:42:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i93p0yw9d7op7k8fjquwb.pngThe cancer patients are taken into a number of different fantasy worlds where they can feel relaxed and overcome fears and anxieties.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/innovators-help-cancer-sufferers-with-depression-by-introducing-them-to-stunning-virtual-reality-worlds-5586Now, THAT’S food for thought! With millions of tonnes of food annually going to waste, Warsaw locals introduce food-sharing schemehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/now-thats-food-for-thought-with-millions-of-tonnes-of-food-annually-going-to-waste-warsaw-locals-introduce-food-sharing-scheme-5581<p>A new initiative aimed at reducing the millions of tonnes of food that go to waste every year has kicked off in Warsaw with a set of ‘food-sharing’ points.</p>Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:53:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1csfpyx568kjdj7mbxwfats.jpegOne way to reduce the enormous amounts of food that go to waste are the food-sharing points – 'jadłodzielnie' in Polish – that have begun operating in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/now-thats-food-for-thought-with-millions-of-tonnes-of-food-annually-going-to-waste-warsaw-locals-introduce-food-sharing-scheme-5581Deal signed for co-financing of Baltic Pipe Projecthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/deal-signed-for-co-financing-of-baltic-pipe-project-5579<p>On Monday, in Brussels, Gaz-System S.A., a Polish gas transmission operator, signed a contract for co-financing of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, thanks to which natural gas from Norway will be transported to Poland.</p>Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3us1mjjngnlf3o52h3gfmt.jpegEuropean Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic (L), Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (C) European Commissioner for climate action and energy Miguel Arias Canete (R) during a signing ceremony for an agreement on financing the Baltic Pipe Polish-Danish gas pipeline project.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/deal-signed-for-co-financing-of-baltic-pipe-project-5579Aces high: World’s Smallest jet takes to the skieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/aces-high-worlds-smallest-jet-takes-to-the-skies-5577<p>The world's smallest business jet Flaris LAR 1 has made its debut flight after successfully taking off from Zielona Góra.</p>Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:15:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/747vsy37f1ov1plcgz7o9l.jpegThe tests also confirmed the LAR 1's ability to take off using less than 100 metres of runway and climb at a rate of 5,900 feet a minute or 30 metres per second.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/aces-high-worlds-smallest-jet-takes-to-the-skies-5577March's CPI inflation in Poland at 1.7 pct y/y - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/marchs-cpi-inflation-in-poland-at-17-pct-yy---stats-office-5575<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 1.7 percent year on year and by 0.3 percent month on month in March 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Monday.</p>Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:56:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/buddjrfvquissp5adsqn.jpegEconomists polled by PAP before the flash publication predicted that March's CPI would reach 1.7 percent year on yearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/marchs-cpi-inflation-in-poland-at-17-pct-yy---stats-office-5575Poland wins three medals at European Wrestling Championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wins-three-medals-at-european-wrestling-championships-5574<p>Armenian-born Polish classical wrestler Gevorg Sahakyan won the silver medal in the 67 kilogramme category of the 2019 European Wrestling Championships in Bucharest, Romania. Gold went to Atakan Yuksel of Turkey.</p>Sun, 14 Apr 2019 20:38:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w4ckh062t9ay1p7jllgpye.jpegGevorg Sahakyan in the final fight with Atakan Yuksel of Turkey.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wins-three-medals-at-european-wrestling-championships-5574Grape Expectations: on the home front, domestic wine production has discovered a captive audience as quality hits new peakshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/grape-expectations-on-the-home-front-domestic-wine-production-has-discovered-a-captive-audience-as-quality-hits-new-peaks-5572<p>Driven by young, urbane professionals with a nose for the good things in life, the Polish wine sector has enjoyed a remarkable boom since the economic jump start that EU accession provided in 2004.</p>Sun, 14 Apr 2019 19:15:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/iub3bvn769w2n06ac55w9.jpegAdoria, one of the pioneering Polish wines, comes from vineyards in the Wrocław region.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/grape-expectations-on-the-home-front-domestic-wine-production-has-discovered-a-captive-audience-as-quality-hits-new-peaks-5572Watts up: major power company aiming to increase green energy outputhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/watts-up-major-power-company-aiming-to-increase-green-energy-output-5570<p>Amid rising concern about climate change in Europe and beyond, Polish power company PGE is turning its attention to solar energy, with plans to increase photovoltaic power to 2.5 GW.</p>Sun, 14 Apr 2019 13:03:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/96qdjo0jiuuug3w4sxzy69.jpegPGE plans to launch a programme that will ultimately produce 2.5 GW of photovoltaic power.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/watts-up-major-power-company-aiming-to-increase-green-energy-output-5570Poland’s biggest concert hall to go up in Warsaw’s Praga districthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-biggest-concert-hall-to-go-up-in-warsaws-praga-district-5568<p>Plans to build a massive 1,850-seat concert hall—the biggest in Poland—in the city’s less-fashionable Praga district have just received the green light.</p>Sun, 14 Apr 2019 09:53:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mq5qx70gn89aqoal7vfbtl.jpegThe huge project will also involve the renovation of a number of old buildings along with the construction of the concert hall.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-biggest-concert-hall-to-go-up-in-warsaws-praga-district-5568Culture minister to meet film industry representatives in LAhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/culture-minister-to-meet-film-industry-representatives-in-la-5566<p>Meetings with US film industry representatives and the premiere of the film 'Poland: The Royal Tour' are the main points of a visit by Polish Culture Minister, Deputy PM Piotr Gliński to Los Angeles. On Sunday he will meet members of the local Polish diaspora.</p>Sat, 13 Apr 2019 20:22:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lw136dcewg1v4x6oacti2.jpegThe Polish part of 'The Royal Tour' will premiere on Monday with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Gliński at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/culture-minister-to-meet-film-industry-representatives-in-la-5566Witcher crew rolls in to start filming as Netflix brings the series homehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/witcher-crew-rolls-in-to-start-filming-as-netflix-brings-the-series-home-108<p>A Netflix’s production crew has arrived in Poland to film the Witcher, a series based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski. The news of their arrival leaked out after producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich posted a picture on her Twitter account of herself with the foreboding ruins of a castle in the background. Fans were quick to identify the ruins as Ogrodzieniec Castle in the south of Poland.</p><p>The Witcher tells the story of a mutated monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, whose life gets entangled with ancient prophecies, witches, kings and queens, which all leads to a fight for the future of the entire continent. The series of books, which has built up a loyal following in the region, was turned into an award-winning computer game by the Polish company CD Project Red. Their success gave the character of the Witcher a world-wide audience.</p><p>It’s not yet clear which location Ogordzieniec Castle will be, though fans suspect it could well be Kaer Morhen, the ruined fortress, where witchers were made and trained. The castle itself was built in 14th-15th century, though the first strongholds built its mountain-top location were constructed several centuries earlier. It served as the seat of the Włodkowie Sulimczycy family, and was an important defence bastion.</p><p>This is not the first film role Ogrodzieniec has had. Andrzej Wajda shot some scenes there for his film Revenge (Zemsta) based on Aleksander Fredro’s play.</p>Sat, 13 Apr 2019 18:45:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q1r91mkamthncgtk080ya.jpegHenry Cavill as the Witcher. The Netflix series is due to be filmed in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/witcher-crew-rolls-in-to-start-filming-as-netflix-brings-the-series-home-108Iga Świątek advances to WTA final in Luganohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/iga-swiatek-advances-to-wta-final-in-lugano-5564<p>Poland's Iga Świątek has defeated Czech Kristyna Pliskova 6-0 and 6-1 in the semi final of the WTA tournament in Lugano, Switzerland, and advanced to the final round of the event.</p>Sat, 13 Apr 2019 16:55:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/apoluecpvzbem7zzur61q.jpegThe tennis player from Warsaw will play for the first time in the decisive duel of an event of this rank.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/iga-swiatek-advances-to-wta-final-in-lugano-5564Code War: new exhibition lifts the lid on the secret world of code breaking and clandestine communicationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/code-war-new-exhibition-lifts-the-lid-on-the-secret-world-of-code-breaking-and-clandestine-communications-5563<p>Several dozen historical machines for sending secret information will go on show for the first time in Kraków on Saturday at the city’s Museum of Municipal Engineering.</p>Sat, 13 Apr 2019 15:56:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uwnzyean5ufjmq7346gakl.jpegThe exhibition gives people the chance to get up close to machines that changed the world.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/code-war-new-exhibition-lifts-the-lid-on-the-secret-world-of-code-breaking-and-clandestine-communications-5563S&P maintains Poland's rating with stable outlookhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-maintains-polands-rating-with-stable-outlook-5560<p>Late Friday, S&amp;P Global Ratings announced that it had affirmed Poland's credit rating at 'A-'. The agency also defined the ratings outlook as stable.</p>Sat, 13 Apr 2019 12:31:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/febzotfchwfvf52sc4wmi.jpegThe agency expects Poland's general government deficit to rise to 1.5 pct of GDP in 2019 and then increase to 2.6 pct in the years 2020-2022.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-maintains-polands-rating-with-stable-outlook-5560Polish labour costs still under half of EU average new figures showhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-labour-costs-still-under-half-of-eu-average-new-figures-show-5559<p>Poland remains one of the cheapest countries in Europe when it comes to labour costs with the average hourly bill of an employee still well under half the European average.</p>Sat, 13 Apr 2019 12:20:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/49a7u2vlrs3ufspqimz4v.jpegStill cheap. Polish labour costs are a bargain compared to those of most EU states.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-labour-costs-still-under-half-of-eu-average-new-figures-show-5559Poland for prompt EU access of Western Balkan states - FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-for-prompt-eu-access-of-western-balkan-states---fm-5557<p>Poland and its neighbours support the prompt EU accession of the Western Balkan countries, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Friday after a Warsaw sitting of foreign ministers from countries involved in the Berlin Process initiative.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 20:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mvtite6poknyseawfuff4e.jpegCzaputowicz reminded that Montenegro, Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania were official membership candidates, with Montenegro and Serbia already in accession talks.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-for-prompt-eu-access-of-western-balkan-states---fm-5557Poland bans Russian sailship from territorial watershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-bans-russian-sailship-from-territorial-waters-5556<p>Poland's PM Mateusz Morawiecki has denied the Russian sailing ship Sedov entry into Polish territorial waters, the Foreign Ministry informed PAP on Friday.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 19:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2sgd3odulox7zz6yh07tzv.jpegOn board the Russian sailing ship Sedov there are cadets from the Kerch State Marine Technological University, which is located in the annexed Crimea.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-bans-russian-sailship-from-territorial-waters-5556Poland's industrial production up in February - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-in-february---eurostat-5555<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 6.8 percent year on year in February 2019, after growing by 6.0 percent in January, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:56:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/y6krj6dutccnae3uu53feq.jpegPoland's industrial production rose by 6.8 percent while in the euro zone it fell by 0.3 percent.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-in-february---eurostat-5555Diversity in Poland: It's all in the eyeshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/diversity-in-poland-its-all-in-the-eyes-298<p>Poland regained its freedom in 1989 and joined the EU in 2004. The country has seen explosive economic growth and rapidly improving living standards. It has also become an attractive country for foreigners to live in. Photographer @paweldobrowolski hit upon a unique way to tell the story of foreigners living in Poland. His Cultural Landscapes Project shows foreign-born residents in Poland through powerful portrait photography. Paweł is on a mission: He's shot dozens of countries but wants to get to all 195 before he finishes. See the faces and hear the stories of the people he's captured so far.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:56:00 +0200Art & CultureHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/51jrs811f49gdi1sxzain.jpegDiversity in Poland: It's all in the eyeshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/diversity-in-poland-its-all-in-the-eyes-298Harry Potter fans descend on Warsaw to play quidditch in European Quidditch Cuphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/harry-potter-fans-descend-on-warsaw-to-play-quidditch-in-european-quidditch-cup-5553<p>Hundreds of broomstick-wielding Harry Potter fans are flying into Warsaw this week to take part in the European Quidditch Cup on Saturday.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:16:00 +0200SportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9hdrtdsli1hq9ytuik2z2.jpegRather than flying, Quidditch teams run around with broomsticks between their legs.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/harry-potter-fans-descend-on-warsaw-to-play-quidditch-in-european-quidditch-cup-5553In the driving seat: Poland’s automotive exports break new recordhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/in-the-driving-seat-polands-automotive-exports-break-new-record-5550<p>Automotive exports from Poland broke another record last year.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:46:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4p1vgjj1s9y57vhi558q.jpegAutomotive exports from Poland have been rising since 2013, with last year’s result almost 3 percent higher than that in 2017.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/in-the-driving-seat-polands-automotive-exports-break-new-record-5550Powerful unseen amateur film depicting horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto appears in new documentaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/powerful-unseen-amateur-film-depicting-horrors-of-the-warsaw-ghetto-appears-in-new-documentary-5548<p>A previously unknown amateur film showing the brutal conditions of life in the Warsaw Ghetto from 1941 is featured in a new documentary about the city.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:23:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zuoxjp4eiufgx6349d0vip.jpegThe new documentary film ‘Warsaw: A City Divided’ made by award-winning Polish-Canadian filmmaker Eric Bednarski, shows the capital as a thriving modern city but one that is still coming to terms with a traumatic period of its history.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/powerful-unseen-amateur-film-depicting-horrors-of-the-warsaw-ghetto-appears-in-new-documentary-5548Eight Polish teams to take part in Mars rover competition in USAhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eight-polish-teams-to-take-part-in-mars-rover-competition-in-usa-5546<p>Thirty-six teams from ten countries have been selected as finalists to compete at the 2019 University Rover Challenge (URC), held May 30 - June 1 at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah. Poland will be represented by as many as eight teams.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:42:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8af66wl5abyhbmgtd11hgh.jpegEight Polish teams to take part in Mars rover competition in USA.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eight-polish-teams-to-take-part-in-mars-rover-competition-in-usa-5546IMF forecasts prove Polish gov't supports growth - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/imf-forecasts-prove-polish-govt-supports-growth---pm-5544<p>The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) upgrade of the economic growth for Poland for 2019 and the parallel downgrade of the inflation projection proves that the government policy supports dynamic growth, PM Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Thursday.</p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 19:55:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mikt5spg7xsm2aw2c8kaj.jpeg“The International Monetary Fund has raised the GDP forecasts for Poland in 2019 to 3.8 pct from 3.5 pct, and also lowered the CPI inflation forecast to 2 pct.” the prime minister tweeted.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/imf-forecasts-prove-polish-govt-supports-growth---pm-5544Fit as a fiddle. Poland’s jazz violinists are among the best in the worldhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fit-as-a-fiddle-polands-jazz-violinists-are-among-the-best-in-the-world-5541<p>It’s nighttime and I’ve just got home from a concert.</p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 19:05:00 +0200Art & CultureDan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7qvidkmawx907ehbx0wxh6y.jpegIn the magical hands of Adam Bałdych all this music sounds contemporary and mixes well with his own compositions.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fit-as-a-fiddle-polands-jazz-violinists-are-among-the-best-in-the-world-5541Docs reconstruct boy’s throat in ground-breaking transplant surgeryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/docs-reconstruct-boys-throat-in-ground-breaking-transplant-surgery-5537<p><span lang="EN-GB">A boy who never learnt to speak after swallowing toxic chemicals when he was just one-years-old has had ground-breaking surgery to transplant a new larynx and throat.</span></p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 17:27:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vs73jih1s2e1cg3d1orzmrj.jpegFive years ago Tymek swallowed chemicals used for unclogging pipes which destroyed all of his internal organs from his throat down to his stomach.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/docs-reconstruct-boys-throat-in-ground-breaking-transplant-surgery-5537WWII diary reveals details of FIVE locations where looted Nazi treasure is said to be buried as stories emerge of diary’s dark pasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wwii-diary-reveals-details-of-five-locations-where-looted-nazi-treasure-is-said-to-be-buried-as-stories-emerge-of-diarys-dark-past-5534<p>Details of five locations contained in an old WWII diary claiming to hold the secret to 11 places where Nazi troops buried hordes of looted treasure have been revealed.</p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:58:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/k03jhhpqfdcaz9srntj48p.jpegThe owners of the WWII SS officer’s diary have revealed five heavily redacted excerpts which shed light on some of the hiding places where tonnes of looted treasures are thought to be hidden.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wwii-diary-reveals-details-of-five-locations-where-looted-nazi-treasure-is-said-to-be-buried-as-stories-emerge-of-diarys-dark-past-5534Polish bank Pekao offers selfie-verified accountshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-bank-pekao-offers-selfie-verified-accounts-5532<p>Customers of Poland's major bank Pekao can now open an account using a special app, with their identity verified online through a selfie they make and a photo of their ID card, the bank's CEO Michał Krupiński told reporters on Thursday.</p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:57:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o6vgfzigeseo4xm0ub1on.jpegAbout 25 percent of "selfie accounts" have been opened outside the bank's business hours.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-bank-pekao-offers-selfie-verified-accounts-5532Warsaw's main airport to drop charter flights in 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-main-airport-to-drop-charter-flights-in-2021-5530<p>Warsaw Chopin, the biggest airport in Poland, is to withdraw from handling charter flights from 2021 and has been encouraging travel agents to start cooperation with Radom Airport, located some 100 km south of Warsaw, the Rzeczpospolita daily has reported.</p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:51:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v1632bij5ceau3ow49fbto.jpegWarsaw's main airport to drop charter flights in 2021.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-main-airport-to-drop-charter-flights-in-2021-5530Military parade to be held on May 3 in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/military-parade-to-be-held-on-may-3-in-warsaw-5528<p>To mark the 20th anniversary of Poland's accession to NATO and the 15th anniversary of its joining the European Union, a 'Strong Through Alliances' military parade will be held on May 3 in Warsaw, the Defence Ministry announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:04:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tkca81qfw77wnsqzl7591e.jpegMilitary parade to be held on May 3 in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/military-parade-to-be-held-on-may-3-in-warsaw-5528First EVER direct image of a black hole captured by global 'virtual telescope' revealed by scientistshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-ever-direct-image-of-a-black-hole-captured-by-global-virtual-telescope-revealed-by-scientists-5525<p>The first ever photo of a super massive black hole has been released by the Event Horizon Telescope project.</p>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:48:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hhocesv1kgj2zmcg00xsar.jpegThe glowing donut shape shows the black hole at the centre of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-ever-direct-image-of-a-black-hole-captured-by-global-virtual-telescope-revealed-by-scientists-5525EU leaders observe minute's silence for Smolensk victimshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-leaders-observe-minutes-silence-for-smolensk-victims-5523<p>At their Wednesday summit in Brussels, EU leaders observed a minute's silence to commemorate the victims of the 2010 Polish presidential plane crash near Smolensk in western Russia that took the lives of the presidential couple and a range of top officials.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 21:22:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/h5vswhiipjomi35hycquu8.jpegMorawiecki made a request for the minute of silence as on that day, the 9th anniversary of the disaster, Poland was mourning the 96 victims the tragic accident.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-leaders-observe-minutes-silence-for-smolensk-victims-5523Exams go well despite strike - education ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exams-go-well-despite-strike---education-minister-5522<p>Final exams for students ending lower secondary schools, or gimnazjums, have been going on peacefully and in accordance with the law and procedures, Polish Education Minister Anna Zalewska said on Wednesday afternoon.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 19:13:00 +0200News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g4p3c3gfmqwgpybad06hv9.jpegWednesday's final exams were carried out in 7,363 schoolshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exams-go-well-despite-strike---education-minister-5522Poland’s ‘Netflix of e-books’ poised to take over German rival ahead of floatationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-netflix-of-e-books-poised-to-take-over-german-rival-ahead-of-floatation-5520<p>Polish e-book subscription service Legimi is set to take over German rival Readfy, before joining the NewConnect stockmarket.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 17:17:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q6mmxs8rq196h00mm17vg.jpegOne reason for Legimi’s growth is its proprietary technology known as synchrobook.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-netflix-of-e-books-poised-to-take-over-german-rival-ahead-of-floatation-5520Katyń Massacre commemorated in Katyńhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katyn-massacre-commemorated-in-katyn-5519<p>Polish Ambassador in Russia Włodzimierz Marciniak headed the Polish delegation to Wednesday's commemorations of the 1940 Katyń Massacre of Polish POWs by Soviet security police, at the Polish War Cemetery in Katyń, western Russia.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 16:49:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f7dolrq3onn6f9cbxe87ci.jpegThe Polish War Cemetery houses the graves of over 4,000 Katyń Massacre victims.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katyn-massacre-commemorated-in-katyn-5519Worst national disaster since WWII commemorated nine years onhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/worst-national-disaster-since-wwii-commemorated-nine-years-on-105<p>On April 10<sup>th</sup> 2010, 96 people including the then president of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife were killed when the plane they were flying in crashed over Smolensk.&nbsp;</p><p>The passengers were on their way to commemorate the 70<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Katyń massacre.&nbsp;</p><p>Included in the horrific death toll were government dignitaries, leading politicians, military personnel and their families, as well as members of the clergy, families of those killed in Katyń and government protection officers.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 15:43:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/whjhx9xj2lsi9jms20esx.jpegThe plane was carrying a delegation of 96 members of the Polish elite, including the Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, former President Ryszard Kaczorowski, the entire general army command, the Chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Poland's deputy foreign minister, Polish government officials, 15 members of the Polish parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre.https://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/worst-national-disaster-since-wwii-commemorated-nine-years-on-105Exhibition of Magdalena Abakanowicz works to open in Rigahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exhibition-of-magdalena-abakanowicz-works-to-open-in-riga-5518<p>An exhibition "Into the Space of Magdalena Abakanowicz. Textile and Sculpture" will open at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Riga on Thursday.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 15:10:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5798ccsiyddwsdg5rs2xxs.jpegA view of the statues '30 Standing' made of burlap and resin by Magdalena Abakanowicz.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exhibition-of-magdalena-abakanowicz-works-to-open-in-riga-5518Ceremonies commemorate victims of presidential plane disasterhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ceremonies-commemorate-victims-of-presidential-plane-disaster-5515<p>State ceremonies with the participation of President Andrzej Duda, Law and Justice leader Jarosław Kaczyński and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, among other officials, marked the 9th anniversary of the 2010 Smolensk air disaster.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:07:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5uejiv08wjq95cvsifxua.jpegPrime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (L) during the ceremony at the Monument to the Victims of the Smolensk Tragedy in Warsaw. Today (April 10th) marks the 9th anniversary of the plane crash near Smolensk, which killed 96 people, including the then President Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ceremonies-commemorate-victims-of-presidential-plane-disaster-5515Body on a beach: Remains of mystery ‘princess’ found buried in a LOG reveal her secretshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/body-on-a-beach-remains-of-mystery-princess-found-buried-in-a-log-reveal-her-secrets-5512<p>A 2,000-year-old skeleton found buried in a log which fell off a cliff has revealed previously unknown secrets about the mystery woman.</p>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:18:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nhr88i98me2c9dx2my08u.jpegThe remains were initially discovered at the end of the 20th century lying on a beach in the tiny village of Bagicz, northwest Poland. The skeleton was surrounded by jewellery suggesting she may have been a princess. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/body-on-a-beach-remains-of-mystery-princess-found-buried-in-a-log-reveal-her-secrets-5512Polish wrestler wins bronze in European Championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-wrestler-wins-bronze-in-european-championships-5511<p>Magomedmurad Gadzhiev of Poland won the bronze medal in the 70kg category at the European Wrestling Championships in Bucharest on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 20:02:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/msb2vrtatgqvlxfpcekrje.jpegBronze for Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-wrestler-wins-bronze-in-european-championships-5511Clear cooperation rules needed to allow for Brexit delay - officialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/clear-cooperation-rules-needed-to-allow-for-brexit-delay---official-5510<p>Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański said in Luxembourg on Tuesday that a Brexit delay until June 30 would mean the necessity for the UK to conduct European elections, while the further postponement would demand clear rules of cooperation.</p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 18:57:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c37douzxp5vxoijt0odt6e.jpeg(L-R) Polish European affairs minister Konrad Szymanski, Chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn talk at the start of the General Affairs Council on Article 50 in Luxembourg, 09 April 2019.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/clear-cooperation-rules-needed-to-allow-for-brexit-delay---official-5510All quiet on the shopping front: Shopping centre turns off lights and music and brings in ‘Silent Hours’ for autistic customershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-quiet-on-the-shopping-front-shopping-centre-turns-off-lights-and-music-and-brings-in-silent-hours-for-autistic-customers-5507<p>A shopping centre in Katowice has introduced ‘Silent Hours’ to raise awareness of autism and help autistic shoppers.</p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 16:20:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/by7q3jprgvoe7z8j85m875.jpegGaleria Katowicka is the first shopping mall in Poland to introduce the autistic-friendly environment.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-quiet-on-the-shopping-front-shopping-centre-turns-off-lights-and-music-and-brings-in-silent-hours-for-autistic-customers-5507Chaired about this? Charity boss rescues old office furniture destined for the scrapheap and passes it on to those in needhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/chaired-about-this-charity-boss-rescues-old-office-furniture-destined-the-scrapheap-and-passes-it-on-to-those-in-need-5504<p>A Warsaw charity is saving discarded office furniture and other commercial goods from being crushed in a waste disposal and giving it the underprivileged instead.</p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 14:51:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/elqybpp6pqj01wthtu7r072.jpegSelfless Artur Winnicki and the I Want to Help charity he founded have been working off the radar for nearly a decade.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/chaired-about-this-charity-boss-rescues-old-office-furniture-destined-the-scrapheap-and-passes-it-on-to-those-in-need-5504Joanna Kulig takes female lead alongside Andre Holland in major new Netflix serieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/joanna-kulig-takes-female-lead-alongside-andre-holland-in-major-new-netflix-series-5498<p>Joanna Kulig will star in “The Eddy”, a forthcoming musical drama television series on Netflix.</p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 12:13:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mj6j6w21gae1bhg7wfyarh.jpegIn The Eddy, Kulig plays an alcoholic singer called Maja who is in an on-and-off relationship with Holland’s character, a former jazz pianist who left New York for Paris.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/joanna-kulig-takes-female-lead-alongside-andre-holland-in-major-new-netflix-series-5498Weightlifting Joanna proves she’s ‘worth her weight in gold’ by taking THIRD gold medal at European championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/weightlifting-joanna-proves-shes-worth-her-weight-in-gold-by-taking-third-gold-medal-at-european-championships-5496<p>Weightlifter Joanna Łochowska powered her way to victory Sunday by winning her hattrick gold at the European Weightlifting Championship - for the third time in a row.</p>Mon, 08 Apr 2019 18:55:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dfk2y9yxzm0ezz7ivg9e67.jpegJoanna Łochowska gives a triumphant smile as she lifts her way to gold glory.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/weightlifting-joanna-proves-shes-worth-her-weight-in-gold-by-taking-third-gold-medal-at-european-championships-5496Kings of the road! Classics from the past go on display at vintage vehicles expo – and some you can even BUYhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/kings-of-the-road-classics-from-the-past-go-on-display-at-vintage-vehicles-expo--and-some-you-can-even-buy-103<p>The 9<sup>th</sup> edition of the Auto Nostalgia fair was held this weekend at the Global Expo, in the former FSO factory (Passenger Automobile Factory). It was a trip back in time for visitors who could see a unique collection of motorcycles and cars from the times of the Polish People's Republic – made by both domestic and foreign producers. The fair, with both historic motorization organizations and private car owners involved, presented some true pearls including a Polish Fiat 518 from 1933 and a military Ford Model T from the twenties.</p>Mon, 08 Apr 2019 18:31:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tfygzracw37rxci2kyhl9.jpegWith power, beauty and soul, this old MG was a must-have of its day.https://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/kings-of-the-road-classics-from-the-past-go-on-display-at-vintage-vehicles-expo--and-some-you-can-even-buy-103Hitting the right note! Hauntingly beautiful Górecki performance tops UK classical music chartshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hitting-the-right-note-hauntingly-beautiful-gorecki-performance-tops-uk-classical-music-charts-5494<p>A recording of Henryk Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs sung by Beth Gibbons of Portishead has topped the UK classical music charts.</p>Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:11:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/aglbcq9dr2lerh57exek.jpegIn this new album, Gibbons moves into new territory: Górecki’s hauntingly beautiful 'Symphony', composed in 1976. Sung by a soprano in Polish, its three parts are based on a 15th Century lament, a message written on the wall of a Gestapo cell during the Second World War and a Silesian folk song.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hitting-the-right-note-hauntingly-beautiful-gorecki-performance-tops-uk-classical-music-charts-5494Polish film director is Viadrina Prize Laureatehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-film-director-is-viadrina-prize-laureate-5492<p>Polish film director and scriptwriter Agnieszka Holland has been awarded the 2019 Viadrina Prize from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), announced Ewa Bielewicz-Polakowska, a spokesperson for Collegium Polonicum.</p>Mon, 08 Apr 2019 14:25:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d1q6dbgwnvvt7ixni1uzyb.jpegPolish director Agnieszka Holland attends the press conference of 'Mr. Jones' during the 69th annual Berlin Film Festival, in Berlin, Germany, 10 February 2019.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-film-director-is-viadrina-prize-laureate-5492By noon, 48.5 pct of schools on strike - Education Ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/by-noon-485-pct-of-schools-on-strike---education-ministry-5489<p>By Monday noon, 48.5 percent of schools and kindergartens in Poland were taking part in the strike proclaimed by the Polish Teachers' Union (ZNP) and the Trade Unions' Forum (FZZ), the deputy Education Minister, Maciej Kopeć, announced.</p>Mon, 08 Apr 2019 14:15:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8m1gy62xf4a464b16kt0h.jpeg"The largest strike in education since 1993 starts today at 8:00 a.m. The question is, what is the government's position? We are ready for talks. We are ready to try to convince the government that this strike does not only have an economic pretext, but it is also a strike to defend the quality of education, which, unfortunately, the past few years have destroyed," the head of the Polish Teachers' Union (ZNP), Sławomir Broniarz told TVN24 broadcaster on Monday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/by-noon-485-pct-of-schools-on-strike---education-ministry-5489Wałbrzych ‘ahead of the game’ as it becomes ONLY city in Poland to ban single-use plastichttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/walbrzych-ahead-of-the-game-as-it-becomes-only-city-in-poland-to-ban-single-use-plastic-5487<p>Wałbrzych, a city of 113,000 inhabitants in south-western Poland, has become the first city in the country to ban single-use plastics.</p>Mon, 08 Apr 2019 13:26:00 +0200News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/633szevj94dci99rfjechj.jpegWałbrzych’s ban on single-use plastic will be accompanied by an educational campaign seeking to raise awareness about plastic waste and how it can be reduced among the city’s inhabitants. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/walbrzych-ahead-of-the-game-as-it-becomes-only-city-in-poland-to-ban-single-use-plastic-5487Exhibition "Beksiński from photography to Virtual reality"https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exhibition-beksinski-from-photography-to-virtual-reality-5484<p>This year celebrates the 90<sup>th</sup> birthday of the outstanding artist Zdzisław Beksiński, who was brutally murdered in his Warsaw apartment.</p>Mon, 08 Apr 2019 12:22:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/55ngnn659zfh0jj4y5eygp.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exhibition-beksinski-from-photography-to-virtual-reality-5484Pacific passion: the life and times of a man who shaped the world of anthropologyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pacific-passion-the-life-and-times-of-a-man-who-shaped-the-world-of-anthropology-5482<p>He was a trail-blazing anthropologist whose pioneering techniques still influence the science. The work of Bronisław Malinowski is also still studied, which is no mean achievement for a man who carried out most of his research in the first half of the last century. </p>Sun, 07 Apr 2019 19:15:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a8maox5io7qcbbku6n5ii7.jpegGroundbreaking anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski at work in the western Pacific.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pacific-passion-the-life-and-times-of-a-man-who-shaped-the-world-of-anthropology-5482A turn-up for the books! A small reading cabin outside Warsaw looks set to be the hottest summer bookinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-turn-up-for-the-books-a-small-reading-cabin-outside-warsaw-looks-set-to-be-the-hottest-summer-booking-5480<p>A tiny rural escape specifically designed with readers in mind has caught the public’s imagination ever since an initiative was launched to help crowdfund its creation. Nestled by the village of Adelin, 45-minutes north-east of Warsaw, the Bookworm Cabin was the idea of Bartek Kraciuk, an entrepreneur best-known for his involvement in Grupa Warszawa, a hip, fresh-minded firm responsible for some of the capital’s most innovative food and drink concepts. </p>Sun, 07 Apr 2019 16:13:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8t6n0xe2s9ocfx3gjqkdi4.jpegOnce completed the cabin will provide those wanting to escape the wired-in world with a chance to escape.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-turn-up-for-the-books-a-small-reading-cabin-outside-warsaw-looks-set-to-be-the-hottest-summer-booking-5480Historic Gdynia theatre gets makeover that won’t bring the roof downhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/historic-gdynia-theatre-gets-makeover-that-wont-bring-the-roof-down-5478<p>The City Theatre in Gdynia will get a facelift that will give theatre-goers a new entrance and a revamped café among a raft of changes to the cultural institution.</p>Sun, 07 Apr 2019 12:26:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x1qwtb1eg21mdjzuio2nn.jpegDating back to 1952, the City Theatre will get new entrance as part of an extensive overhaul of the exterior.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/historic-gdynia-theatre-gets-makeover-that-wont-bring-the-roof-down-5478Slip, sliding away: Poles rappel down world’s highest waterfallhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/slip-sliding-away-poles-rappel-down-worlds-highest-waterfall-5474<p>A group of daredevil Poles have rappelled down the world’s highest waterfall as the first step in a plan to rope down the 10 highest waterfalls in the world.</p>Sat, 06 Apr 2019 19:14:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gkxp3yo44z9j3t3khjwfwe.jpegFour of the team rappelled down the Angel Falls while the fifth based jumped.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/slip-sliding-away-poles-rappel-down-worlds-highest-waterfall-5474Football associations involved in three-way scrap for talented Polish-Nigerian footballing siblingshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/football-associations-involved-in-three-way-scrap-for-talented-polish-nigerian-footballing-siblings-5472<p>A brother and sister footballing duo born in Warsaw to a Polish mother and Nigerian father have found themselves the coveted prize in a three way tug of war for their soccer skills.</p>Sat, 06 Apr 2019 15:51:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/56c8sjz0ahikn5w1n2sq57.jpegThe talented siblings have already attracted the attention of major sponsors such as Nike.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/football-associations-involved-in-three-way-scrap-for-talented-polish-nigerian-footballing-siblings-5472Poland introduces innovative livestock chip - agriculture ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-introduces-innovative-livestock-chip---agriculture-minister-5470<p>Poland intends to be one of the first countries in the world to introduce an innovative system of knowledge about animals from their birth to their slaughter, using a special chip in cattle, Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski has announced. </p>Sat, 06 Apr 2019 12:49:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c4elkahgyrhfvck4xvv48.jpegThe system involves injecting calves with a chip immediately after birth, with the aid of which information is harvested about the animal such as its genetic characteristics, origins and diseases survived.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-introduces-innovative-livestock-chip---agriculture-minister-5470Polish scientists help international team aiming to replicate the power of the starshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-scientists-help-international-team-aiming-to-replicate-the-power-of-the-stars-5468<p>Polish scientist are involved in one of the most expensive scientific experiments in history that aims to replicate the power of the stars and provide the world with a new source of clean energy. </p>Sat, 06 Apr 2019 12:25:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lwf1dheuxejoe8tham25kc.jpegThe massive International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor under construction in France. The reactor is one of the most expensive scientific projects in history.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-scientists-help-international-team-aiming-to-replicate-the-power-of-the-stars-5468Was revolutionary war hero General Kazimierz Pułaski really a woman?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/was-revolutionary-war-hero-general-kazimierz-pulaski-really-a-woman-5465<p>Researchers examining the skeleton of General Kazimierz Pułaski have concluded that the Polish nobleman dubbed the ‘father of American cavalry’ for distinguishing himself in battle during the American Revolution was in all likelihood female.</p>Fri, 05 Apr 2019 19:00:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0j02c02uvjqhv6pxgd8vk3o.pngThe Polish patriot hailed for fighting “for freedom on two continents” might actually have been genetically female, says new research.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/was-revolutionary-war-hero-general-kazimierz-pulaski-really-a-woman-5465Polish professor receives honorary doctorate in Vietnamhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-professor-receives-honorary-doctorate-in-vietnam-5462<p>Professor Cezary Madryas, Rector of Wrocław University of Science and Technology, ­received a honoris causa doctorate on Friday of the Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City, in Vietnam.</p>Fri, 05 Apr 2019 16:37:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2sqwhfdtaopccjq6u6dkns.jpegProfessor Cezary Madryas, Rector of Wrocław University of Science and Technology.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-professor-receives-honorary-doctorate-in-vietnam-5462Poland's Love Affair with Italian Food: Cristina Catesehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polands-love-affair-with-italian-food-cristina-catese-296<p>Poles are crazy for Italian food and culture! Poland and Italy have centuries of shared culture and history. They even reference each other in their national anthems. &nbsp;Italian chef Cristina Catese has lived in Poland since 2001. She learnt the secrets of classic Italian food from her Grandmother. Today, she passes those classic dishes on to Poles through her work as a TV presenter and chef for the akademia kulinarna whirlpool.&nbsp;</p><p>Find out&nbsp;</p><p>• Where you can get the best Italian food in Poland</p><p>• How an Italian person manages a Polish winter &nbsp;</p><p>• What Poles are missing about Italian food&nbsp;</p><p>Liked this episode? Share it on and watch the other HeartofPoland episodes with fascinating people leading fascinating lives.</p>Fri, 05 Apr 2019 16:30:00 +0200Art & CultureLifeHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p9ii24hevc5yg5o8mz4a6.jpegCristina Catesehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polands-love-affair-with-italian-food-cristina-catese-296Won in translation! Bruno Schulz’s Collected Stories picks up top gong at prestigious literary translation awardshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/won-in-translation-bruno-schulzs-collected-stories-picks-up-top-gong-at-prestigious-literary-translation-awards-5459<p>An English-language edition of Bruno Schulz’s “Collected Stories” has won this year’s Found in Translation Award organised by Polish cultural institutions.</p>Fri, 05 Apr 2019 13:56:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xphdzi1oipwhzky6sb80l.jpegOne of the great Polish-language writers of the past century, Bruno Schulz’s literary career was cut short by WWII when he was shot dead by a Gestapo officer while walking home with a loaf of bread.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/won-in-translation-bruno-schulzs-collected-stories-picks-up-top-gong-at-prestigious-literary-translation-awards-5459Stunning art collection hidden inside bank goes on show as PKO celebrates its centenaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-art-collection-hidden-inside-bank-goes-on-show-as-pko-celebrates-its-centenary-5455<p>More than 30 works by important contemporary Polish artists from the collection of PKO Bank Polski have gone on show at the National Museum in Warsaw as part of a new exhibition Art is Value, to mark the bank’s centenary year.</p>Fri, 05 Apr 2019 12:35:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w1knesrtowdp5xzk47ptt.jpegPKO Polski Bank’s collection include some of the best contemporary artists in Poland including Tarasin, Stefan Gierowski and Ryszard Grzyb.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-art-collection-hidden-inside-bank-goes-on-show-as-pko-celebrates-its-centenary-5455Poland's GDP growth to reach 4.0 pct in 2019 - World Bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-growth-to-reach-40-pct-in-2019---world-bank-5454<p>Poland's GDP growth is expected to reach 4.0 percent in 2019, 3.6 percent in 2020 and 3.3 percent in 2021, the World Bank announced on Friday. Poland's budget deficit may rise to 1.4 percent of GDP in 2019 and to 1.6 percent in 2020, the bank's report said.</p>Fri, 05 Apr 2019 11:16:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0unfpfacothff9mu6ell8.jpegAccording to World Bank estimates, GDP growth will reach 3.6 percent in 2020 and will slow down to 3.3 percent in 2021. Pictured the World Bank building in Washington.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-growth-to-reach-40-pct-in-2019---world-bank-5454Cinematographer and co-founder of 'Polish Film School' dieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cinematographer-and-co-founder-of-polish-film-school-dies-5452<p>Cinematographer Jerzy Wójcik, a co-founder of the 'Polish Film School' who worked on some of the most famous Polish films of the 1950s and 1960s, died on April 3, in Warsaw. He was 88 years old. </p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 19:51:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/h435cpktr9l38h9j75hlnh.jpegCinematographer Jerzy Wójcikhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cinematographer-and-co-founder-of-polish-film-school-dies-5452‘Hendrix in a dress’ rock chick Marta Zalewska is young, gifted and star of the award-winning musical Oncehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hendrix-in-a-dress-rock-chick-marta-zalewska-is-young-gifted-and-star-of-the-award-winning-musical-once-5449<p>She comes from a family of musicians.</p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 19:35:00 +0200Art & CultureDan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bqw4ds8zcyfpfok87wan9s.jpegDespite her young age Marta is fascinated with the music of the seventies.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hendrix-in-a-dress-rock-chick-marta-zalewska-is-young-gifted-and-star-of-the-award-winning-musical-once-5449Łódź girl throws message in a bottle into the sea and eight months later gets a PRESENT from man who found it in Germanyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lodz-girl-throws-message-in-a-bottle-into-the-sea-and-eight-months-later-gets-a-present-from-man-who-found-it-in-germany-5446<p>A seven-year-old girl who chucked a message in a bottle into the sea while on summer holiday was in for a surprise when she got a package of gifts from a person that found the bottle some eight months later.</p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 19:10:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vh0bj3y0ccfa3iftbhivm.jpegJulia from Łódż threw the bottle into the surf while on holiday at the seaside resort of Łeba.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lodz-girl-throws-message-in-a-bottle-into-the-sea-and-eight-months-later-gets-a-present-from-man-who-found-it-in-germany-5446Has Cold War star Tomasz Kot been chosen for new Marvel film alongside Angelina Jolie?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/has-cold-war-star-tomasz-kot-been-chosen-for-new-marvel-film-alongside-angelina-jolie-5444<p>Hollywood newcomer Tomasz Kot could soon be joining the Marvel Universe in an upcoming movie entitled The Eternals.</p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 16:28:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m5qtlugwyefw4dsopxrjag.jpegHollywood gossip machine goes into overdrive with rumours that Tomasz Kot will star in next Marvel film.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/has-cold-war-star-tomasz-kot-been-chosen-for-new-marvel-film-alongside-angelina-jolie-5444President marks 30th anniversary of talks that ended communismhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-marks-30th-anniversary-of-talks-that-ended-communism-5443<p>President Andrzej Duda participated in the international conference 'On the Downfall of Communism. 1989 in Central and Eastern Europe' on Thursday in Warsaw, organised on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Polish Round Table Talks.</p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 14:08:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fbqzzlnr5zpbndohm7tho9.jpegDuda underscored that a consequence of the events of 1989 was Poland's subsequent accession to the EU and NATO.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-marks-30th-anniversary-of-talks-that-ended-communism-5443USA proud to be in NATO together with Poland – US ambassadorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/usa-proud-to-be-in-nato-together-with-poland--us-ambassador-5442<p>Thanks to the trans-Atlantic relations of countries which share similar values, NATO is the strongest alliance in history, wrote US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher on Twitter, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of NATO.</p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:43:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rluu01jh9sqmduj8zczih.jpegUS Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher marked on Twitter the 70th anniversary of the founding of NATO.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/usa-proud-to-be-in-nato-together-with-poland--us-ambassador-5442Life of star pre-war athlete known as the ‘Golden One’ explored in fascinating new bookhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/life-of-star-pre-war-athlete-known-as-the-golden-one-explored-in-fascinating-new-book-5439<p>A new book examines the life and legend of Halina Konopacka, one of the star athletes of pre-war Poland.</p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:23:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dxrfim5tx7hutmuepu6p.jpegStudying philology at the University of Warsaw, she ended up in the athletics section of the AZS sports club, where she was noticed by a French trainer.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/life-of-star-pre-war-athlete-known-as-the-golden-one-explored-in-fascinating-new-book-5439Foreign minister praises speech of NATO secretary generalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/foreign-minister-praises-speech-of-nato-secretary-general-5438<p>Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, who attended a ministerial session on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of NATO, positively evaluated the speech delivered by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a joint session of US Congress on Wednesday.</p>Thu, 04 Apr 2019 10:47:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/y3xi08cmodlxocgv431ivl.jpegNATO Secretary General Stoltenberg was the first leader of an international organisation who was granted the honour of giving a speech at a joint session of the US Congress.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/foreign-minister-praises-speech-of-nato-secretary-general-5438Polish defence minister to lead meeting of Bucharest Nine on Thursdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-defence-minister-to-lead-meeting-of-bucharest-nine-on-thursday-5435<p>The subject for discussion among the defence ministers of the Bucharest Nine countries making up the eastern flank of NATO will be their contribution to increasing the alliance's defence and deterrence capacity. The meeting will be led by Mariusz Błaszczak.</p>Wed, 03 Apr 2019 21:01:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish defence minister to lead meeting of Bucharest Nine on Thursdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-defence-minister-to-lead-meeting-of-bucharest-nine-on-thursday-5435Poland's LNG terminal's capacity to be increased - gov't commissionerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-lng-terminals-capacity-to-be-increased---govt-commissioner-5433<p>The annual capacity of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście, north-west Poland is to reach 7.5 billion cubic metres of gas, government commissioner for strategic energy infrastructure Piotr Naimski said on Wednesday. </p>Wed, 03 Apr 2019 20:55:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's LNG terminal's capacity to be increased - gov't commissionerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-lng-terminals-capacity-to-be-increased---govt-commissioner-5433Vrooming marvelous! World’s largest fleet of eco-friendly BMWs to hit Warsaw streetshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vrooming-marvelous-worlds-largest-fleet-of-eco-friendly-bmws-to-hit-warsaw-streets-5431<p><span lang="EN-GB">Electricity company Innogy has teamed up with BMW and ING Bank&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-US">Śląski</span><span lang="EN-GB">&nbsp;to launch Warsaw’s first fleet of rentable electric cars.</span>&nbsp;</p>Wed, 03 Apr 2019 18:12:00 +0200BusinessScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/44uyro1cfx8j1aoiz9r0j.jpegAvailable for hire through the ‘innogy go!’ app and including 250 compact BMW i3 models and 30 sports BMWi3s, this will be the first full electric car sharing service in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vrooming-marvelous-worlds-largest-fleet-of-eco-friendly-bmws-to-hit-warsaw-streets-5431CD3D may sound like a Star Wars robot but it’s Europe’s largest 3D bioprinting cluster and it’s opened in Łodźhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cd3d-may-sound-like-a-star-wars-robot-but-its-europes-largest-3d-bioprinting-cluster-and-its-opened-in-lodz-5427<p>Poland’s first 3D bioprinting cluster has opened in the city of Łodź.</p>Wed, 03 Apr 2019 16:52:00 +0200BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/96e4ijkapygzj2mz91dsj.jpegThe cluster was established to carry out comprehensive scientific research based on 3D bi-printed on biodegraders.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cd3d-may-sound-like-a-star-wars-robot-but-its-europes-largest-3d-bioprinting-cluster-and-its-opened-in-lodz-5427Retail sales rise 6.1 pct y/y in February - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-rise-61-pct-yy-in-february---eurostat-5426<p>Polish retail sales grew by 6.1 percent year on year in February 2019 after a 5.2 percent increase in January 2019. Month on month, retail sales went up by 1.4 percent, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:53:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRetail sales rise 6.1 pct y/y in February - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-rise-61-pct-yy-in-february---eurostat-5426Who can't get no satisfaction? Polish men are most sociable in EU and satisfaction is at an all-time high, says reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/who-cant-get-no-satisfaction-polish-men-are-most-sociable-in-eu-and-satisfaction-is-at-an-all-time-high-says-report-5423<p>Polish men are the most sociable in Europe and the number of people feeling satisfied has increased, according to a new report.</p>Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:11:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/30x13im65d6cr3r83guluh.jpegIn Poland, 30.2 percent of men qualify as being sociably active.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/who-cant-get-no-satisfaction-polish-men-are-most-sociable-in-eu-and-satisfaction-is-at-an-all-time-high-says-report-5423MFA funds radio broadcasts for listeners abroadhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mfa-funds-radio-broadcasts-for-listeners-abroad-5422<p>The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish Radio public broadcaster signed on Tuesday an agreement on financing programmes for listeners abroad.</p>Wed, 03 Apr 2019 09:28:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMFA funds radio broadcasts for listeners abroadhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mfa-funds-radio-broadcasts-for-listeners-abroad-5422Poland to host TechDays within Weimar Triangle formathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-host-techdays-within-weimar-triangle-format-5421<p>Poland will organise Weimar TechDays in the southern city of Kraków as part of the Weimar Triangle, a trilateral cooperation format that encompasses France, Germany and Poland, Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:23:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland to host TechDays within Weimar Triangle formathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-host-techdays-within-weimar-triangle-format-5421JPII remembered: Known as the ‘Progressive Pope’, today marks the 14th anniversary of John Paul II’s deathhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/jpii-remembered-known-as-the-progressive-pope-today-marks-the-14th-anniversary-of-john-paul-iis-death-102<p>Poles and Catholics around the world today commemorate the 14th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s death. A man instrumental to the collapse of communism in Poland and the rest of Central and Eastern Europe, and the establishment of a more progressive Catholic Church, JPII, as he was affectionately known, is still considered one of the best Popes to have ever lived.</p>Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:10:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m2fq45apt3jpddqdyl1wlh.jpegBorn Karol Wojtyła in 1920, he was elected Pope in 1978 – the first non-Italian Pope in 450 years and the first Slav.https://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/jpii-remembered-known-as-the-progressive-pope-today-marks-the-14th-anniversary-of-john-paul-iis-death-102Roarsome! Exciting new museum app gives full T-Rex experiencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/roarsome-exciting-new-museum-app-gives-full-t-rex-experience-5419<p>A Warsaw company is thrilling visitors to a New York museum with its virtual reality ‘dinosaur’ app.</p>Tue, 02 Apr 2019 16:09:00 +0200BusinessScienceStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/om9orug7akadz2rb6qovef.jpegBy donning a pair of special goggles, museum-goers are transported to the prehistoric world of dinosaurs and to a full-sized T-Rex in its natural habitat.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/roarsome-exciting-new-museum-app-gives-full-t-rex-experience-5419Polish bus maker Solaris starts delivery of electric buses to Berlinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-bus-maker-solaris-starts-delivery-of-electric-buses-to-berlin-5418<p>Solaris Bus &amp; Coach has started the delivery of 15, 12-metre-long electric buses ordered by a Berlin public transport operator, the company announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 02 Apr 2019 13:03:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish bus maker Solaris starts delivery of electric buses to Berlinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-bus-maker-solaris-starts-delivery-of-electric-buses-to-berlin-5418Too good to beer true! Female craft brewery is Top of the Hopshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/too-good-to-beer-true-female-craft-brewery-is-top-of-the-hops-5416<p>Challenged to think of the international craft beer scene, one couldn’t be faulted for associating it with bearded dudes in flannel shirts.</p>Tue, 02 Apr 2019 12:38:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hibsn3aq3hg98tpebecijp.jpegActing as a bridge between women and the world of craft beer, the Hoplala philosophy seeks to create an emotive bond between female drinkers and the beer in hand.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/too-good-to-beer-true-female-craft-brewery-is-top-of-the-hops-5416Royal Łazienki Museum exhibition commemorates Battle of Monte Cassinohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/royal-lazienki-museum-exhibition-commemorates-battle-of-monte-cassino-5414<p>An exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino opened on Monday in the open-air gallery of the Warsaw's Royal Łazienki Museum. </p>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 20:20:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/siw3c6btvdrl40aoevr29c.jpegThe "Monte Cassino. On the 75th Anniversary of the Battle" exhibition was officially opened on Monday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/royal-lazienki-museum-exhibition-commemorates-battle-of-monte-cassino-5414Talks ongoing on re-opening UN-Habitat office in Poland - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/talks-ongoing-on-re-opening-un-habitat-office-in-poland---minister-5412<p>Talks are continuing on the subject of re-opening the UN-Habitat office in Poland, Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński announced during the First National Urban Forum in Kraków (southern Poland) on Monday. </p>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 20:08:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTalks ongoing on re-opening UN-Habitat office in Poland - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/talks-ongoing-on-re-opening-un-habitat-office-in-poland---minister-5412Beautiful Renaissance paintings found hidden behind crude Nazi wall plasteringhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beautiful-renaissance-paintings-found-hidden-behind-crude-nazi-wall-plastering-5409<p>Wall paintings dating back to the Renaissance have been found hidden under layers of Nazi-era plaster at a castle which was at the centre of a hunt for a WWII gold train.</p>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 18:45:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ggh949yuvaoyvv9uaa3als.pngThe sensational discovery at Książ Castle in Walbrzych, Lower Silesia, was made after specialists were called in to check the walls before they were renovated.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beautiful-renaissance-paintings-found-hidden-behind-crude-nazi-wall-plastering-5409Massive turnout across Poland as Ukrainians vote for new presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/massive-turnout-across-poland-as-ukrainians-vote-for-new-president-5406<p>Thousands of Ukrainians turned out across Poland on Sunday to take part in their country’s presidential elections.&nbsp;</p>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 16:26:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q21j31ip2wgror7s7noa4.jpegAccording to the Ukrainian Embassy, around 7,837 people voted in Warsaw and in the consulates in Kraków, Gdańsk and Lublin.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/massive-turnout-across-poland-as-ukrainians-vote-for-new-president-5406Laughing all the way to the bank! Polish banks dominate CEE top bank ratingshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/laughing-all-the-way-to-the-bank-polish-banks-dominate-cee-top-bank-ratings-5401<p>Poland dominates The Banker’s Top 100 Central and Eastern Europe EU bank ranking.</p>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 13:26:00 +0200BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/deybnzy4k2n46rtqpnl8sn.jpegEighteen of the top 100 banks mentioned on the list are Polish and five are in the top 10 of Tier 1 capital growth.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/laughing-all-the-way-to-the-bank-polish-banks-dominate-cee-top-bank-ratings-5401Poland wants to specialise in humanitarian aid - FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wants-to-specialise-in-humanitarian-aid---fm-5400<p>Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has told PAP that Poland wants to specialise in humanitarian aid. In June, an international humanitarian fair, Warsaw Humanitarian Expo, will be organised in Warsaw.</p>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 09:40:00 +0200News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland wants to specialise in humanitarian aid - FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wants-to-specialise-in-humanitarian-aid---fm-5400President hands standard to Representative Honour Guard Regimenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-hands-standard-to-representative-honour-guard-regiment-5398<p>You are from the best-drilled and organised formations in the world," Polish President Andrzej Duda told soldiers of the country's Representative Honour Guard of the Armed Forces during a standard-giving ceremony on Sunday. </p>Sun, 31 Mar 2019 20:08:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPresident hands standard to Representative Honour Guard Regimenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-hands-standard-to-representative-honour-guard-regiment-5398Polish Investment and Trade Agency eyes "interesting" Thai markethttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-investment-and-trade-agency-eyes-interesting-thai-market-5394<p>Thailand is an interesting and business-friendly market for Polish exports and investment, but it needs to be approached with engagement and a concrete vision, taking into account local conditions, Norbert Bąk, the head of PAIH Bangkok, has told PAP.</p>Sun, 31 Mar 2019 16:01:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish Investment and Trade Agency eyes "interesting" Thai markethttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-investment-and-trade-agency-eyes-interesting-thai-market-5394Green money: Lublin rolls out green budget for environmental projectshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/green-money-lublin-rolls-out-green-budget-for-environmental-projects-5390<p>As cities worldwide strive to be more eco-friendly, Lublin is ahead of the curve. The only city in Poland with a Green Budget, it will spend over PLN 1.7 million on citizens’ environmental projects this year.</p>Sun, 31 Mar 2019 12:32:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3akuhnayn3xe4j8kdtf3k.jpegLublin should be a “green city, drawing people with its originality and diverse vegetation,” says mayor Krzysztof Żuk.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/green-money-lublin-rolls-out-green-budget-for-environmental-projects-5390Gov't wants to invest wisely in renewable energy sources - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-wants-to-invest-wisely-in-renewable-energy-sources---minister-5387<p>The government wants to invest sensibly in renewable energy sources and focus in the near future on photovoltaic and biogas plants, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski said on Saturday. </p>Sat, 30 Mar 2019 14:49:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgGov't wants to invest wisely in renewable energy sources - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-wants-to-invest-wisely-in-renewable-energy-sources---minister-5387Polish accountant helps save lives in Asia with ground-breaking technology firmhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-accountant-helps-save-lives-in-asia-with-ground-breaking-technology-firm-5385<p>An accountant from Poland has helped his wife establish a life-saving medical equipment business in Vietnam.</p>Sat, 30 Mar 2019 12:59:00 +0100BusinessScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7yjoymr0kje6z296cr7r6j.jpegThe technology developed by MTTS has helped over a million new-born children.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-accountant-helps-save-lives-in-asia-with-ground-breaking-technology-firm-5385Fitch upholds Poland's 'A-' rating with stable outlookhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fitch-upholds-polands-a--rating-with-stable-outlook-5383<p>The Fitch ratings agency on Friday maintained Poland's 'A-' rating with a stable outlook against the background of the country's robust economic foundations and good fiscal condition. In a comment, the Entrepreneurship Ministry stressed Poland's economic stability. </p>Sat, 30 Mar 2019 12:12:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFitch upholds Poland's 'A-' rating with stable outlookhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fitch-upholds-polands-a--rating-with-stable-outlook-5383I spy: new high-resolution map reveals Warsaw in all its glory and detailhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/i-spy-new-high-resolution-map-reveals-warsaw-in-all-its-glory-and-detail-5380<p>Warsaw city council has launched a high resolution map of the capital that offers incredible detail and reveals hidden corners that have so far been inaccessible to online snoopers.</p>Sat, 30 Mar 2019 11:51:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bk28wcni7g8gpnn1rr8mss.jpegThis bird’s-eye view of the palace at Wilanów is just one of the 80,000 pictures that form the map.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/i-spy-new-high-resolution-map-reveals-warsaw-in-all-its-glory-and-detail-5380Urine luck! Astonishing new ‘cancer tester’ detects disease with a drop of weehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/urine-luck-astonishing-new-cancer-tester-detects-disease-with-a-drop-of-wee-5378<p>An incredible new method of detecting cancer has been developed by scientists at the University of Gdańsk.</p>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 18:31:00 +0100ScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/n21yehbf6xljr6iur4w3b.jpegProfessor Adam Lesner from the Gdańsk University Chemistry Faculty and colleague Dr. Natalia Gruba came up with the cancer detector while doing research into the urinary systems cancer.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/urine-luck-astonishing-new-cancer-tester-detects-disease-with-a-drop-of-wee-5378'I'm here because of Norman Davies' Historian Roger Moorhouse on Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/im-here-because-of-norman-davies-historian-roger-moorhouse-on-poland-295<p>Communism is collapsing. A young Roger Moorhouse is watching it all on TV, fascinated and inspired by Poland. He goes on to study Central European History with... Norman Davies. His love of the region and deep fascination with German history and the Second World War has led him to write several acclaimed books, including 'The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin' and 'The Third Reich in 100 Objects.' Roger is now completing a book about one of the least understood phases of the war, the Nazi invasion of Poland in September, 1939.</p><p>Discover</p><p>- Why Roger believes Polish history should be taught in English-speaking countries</p><p>- The unknown story of the Nazi-Soviet pact ignored by generations of historians and why Roger believes the Soviet state covered up the relationship.</p><p>- Why the presentation of Polish history can be 'overemotional and needs to be toned down.'</p><p>- What is was like working with Norman Davies on books like Rising '44</p><p><br></p><p>Liked this episode? Share it online and send it on.</p>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 15:55:00 +0100HistoryLifeHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6qml4ckq6okaikz3hjpn3j.jpeg'I'm here because of Norman Davies' Historian Roger Moorhouse on Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/im-here-because-of-norman-davies-historian-roger-moorhouse-on-poland-295Poland open to Brexit extension request - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-open-to-brexit-extension-request---pm-5377<p>Poland is open to any requests to extend Great Britain's leaving date from the EU, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said after a meeting with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, in Warsaw on Friday.</p>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 13:53:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland open to Brexit extension request - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-open-to-brexit-extension-request---pm-5377Tallest female basketball player in the world posthumously inducted into FBIA Hall of Famehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tallest-female-basketball-player-in-the-world-posthumously-inducted-into-fbia-hall-of-fame-5374<p>A Polish basketball player who held the record for being the tallest woman in the game has been posthumously awarded with a place in the International Basketball Federation’s (FIBA) Hall of Fame.</p>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 12:48:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ex4vdxf1th481b6m92if4s.jpegAfter Marian Kozłowski, the former head of Poland’s Basketball Association and former vice-president of FIBA, Dydek will be the second Polish person to be inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tallest-female-basketball-player-in-the-world-posthumously-inducted-into-fbia-hall-of-fame-5374Former FM blasts EU institutions and leaders for ‘interfering in Poland’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-fm-blasts-eu-institutions-and-leaders-for-interfering-in-poland-5372<p>Poland’s former foreign minister has accused the European institutions and leaders of interfering in Polish politics in order to attack the government and support the opposition.</p>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 12:31:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/brh8ijpe4pchlyeoi9dn38.jpegFormer Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has lashed out at the EU saying it treats Poland as a ‘colony’.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-fm-blasts-eu-institutions-and-leaders-for-interfering-in-poland-5372March's CPI in Poland at 1.7 pct y/y - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/marchs-cpi-in-poland-at-17-pct-yy---stats-office-5370<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 1.7 percent year on year and by 0.3 month on month in February 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said in a statement on preliminary data, on Friday.</p>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 11:08:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMarch's CPI in Poland at 1.7 pct y/y - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/marchs-cpi-in-poland-at-17-pct-yy---stats-office-5370Poland to invest EUR 466 mln in electric car planthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-invest-eur-466-mln-in-electric-car-plant-5368<p>The construction of Poland's first electric car plant will cost PLN 2 bln (EUR 466 mln), PAP was told by Piotr Zaremba, CEO of special-purpose company ElectroMobility Poland (EMP). As many as 17 potential locations are being taken into account, Zaremba added.</p>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 09:15:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland to invest EUR 466 mln in electric car planthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-invest-eur-466-mln-in-electric-car-plant-5368Polish tall ship ends Independence Cruisehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-tall-ship-ends-independence-cruise-5366<p>The Polish tall ship Dar Młodzieży (Gift of Youth) docked in Gdynia, northern Poland, on Thursday after a round-the-world Independence Cruise marking the Polish independence centenary, during which the ship visited 23 ports in several countries.</p>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 20:45:00 +0100News & PoliticsSportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rq5eg32oxummbbtg8u0on.jpegThe Polish tall ship Dar Młodzieży (Gift of Youth) docked in Gdynia after a round-the-world Independence Cruise marking the Polish independence centenary.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-tall-ship-ends-independence-cruise-5366‘Some of Poland’s Jazz players are world class’ says Dan Wyszogrodzkihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/some-of-polands-jazz-players-are-world-class-says-dan-wyszogrodzki-5364<p>Wojtek Mazolewski and his Quintet recorded “Polka” in 2014. The record turned Platinum – not an everyday achievement for a jazz album. But it took four more years to get the international recognition it deserves.&nbsp;</p>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 17:44:00 +0100Art & CultureDan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r4eg97cgczlwjw8tw8mt4.jpegAs groups go, we have a world class phenomenon called Atom String Quartet. It’s one of the very few string quartets whose members both compose and improvise.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/some-of-polands-jazz-players-are-world-class-says-dan-wyszogrodzki-5364Warsaw restaurants keep their stars while Kraków sees a surge in awards in new Michelin guidehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-restaurants-keep-their-stars-while-krakow-sees-a-surge-in-awards-in-new-michelin-guide-5361<p>Michelin Guide’s ‘Main Cities of Europe 2019’ has announced its top choices for Poland, distinguishing restaurants in Warsaw and Kraków with the publication’s prestigious culinary stars and other quality symbols.</p>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 16:45:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rsodd65k6ca6cm72pc19n.jpegWarsaw and Kraków continue to shine in latest Michelin guide.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-restaurants-keep-their-stars-while-krakow-sees-a-surge-in-awards-in-new-michelin-guide-5361GDP coming from digital services could DOUBLE by 2025, conference on Digitisation of Polish Economy hearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdp-coming-from-digital-services-could-double-by-2025-conference-on-digitisation-of-polish-economy-hears-5359<p>Officials, analysts and IT specialists gathered in Warsaw yesterday for a conference on the “Digitisation of the Polish economy”.</p>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 13:54:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/poip35ssnfv65zztft5hc.jpegMinister of Technology and Entrepreneurship Jadwiga Emilewicz opened the Digitisation of the Polish Economy conference by saying the amount of GDP coming from digital services in Poland ‘”could double by 2025.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdp-coming-from-digital-services-could-double-by-2025-conference-on-digitisation-of-polish-economy-hears-5359Professor who went to Vienna to buy some old china returns with rare portrait of 18th century kinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/professor-who-went-to-vienna-to-buy-some-old-china-returns-with-rare-portrait-of-18th-century-king-5357<p>A rare painting of Frederik Augustus II, the 18th-century Elector of Saxony who later became King Augustus III of Poland, has been bought by Warsaw’s Royal Castle – after discovering it hidden away in a Viennese auction house.</p>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:10:00 +0100HistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/h4xlzyzslherh15rhee2g.jpegImportant though the purchase is, Augustus III, who ruled from 1733 to 1764 after the death of his father Augustus II, is a controversial figure among Poland’s kings.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/professor-who-went-to-vienna-to-buy-some-old-china-returns-with-rare-portrait-of-18th-century-king-5357With no time shifts, most Poles would keep summer time - surveyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/with-no-time-shifts-most-poles-would-keep-summer-time---survey-5356<p>As many as 74.2 percent of Poles would like to stick to summer time if seasonal time changes are abandoned, a survey commissioned by the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology shows. The European Parliament recently supported scrapping the time shifts.</p>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 11:40:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgWith no time shifts, most Poles would keep summer time - surveyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/with-no-time-shifts-most-poles-would-keep-summer-time---survey-5356Over 1,000 vehicles on display at Poznań Motor Showhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-1000-vehicles-on-display-at-poznan-motor-show-5355<p>Over 1,000 vehicles, including 60 new models, are on display at the Poznań Motor Show 2019, which started in Poland's western city of Poznań on Thursday. The Poznań Motor Show is the largest automotive event in Poland.</p>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 10:24:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgOver 1,000 vehicles on display at Poznań Motor Showhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-1000-vehicles-on-display-at-poznan-motor-show-5355Poland will try to mitigate effects of EU copyright directivehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-try-to-mitigate-effects-of-eu-copyright-directive-5353<p>In implementing the EU's new copyright directive, Poland will attempt to mitigate its adverse effects, government spokesperson Joanna Kopcińska said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 21:13:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland will try to mitigate effects of EU copyright directivehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-try-to-mitigate-effects-of-eu-copyright-directive-5353From communist brutalism to aesthetic modernism: Fascinating New York exhibition examines the work of the ‘woman who built Wrocław’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-communist-brutalism-to-aesthetic-modernism-fascinating-new-york-exhibition-examines-the-work-of-the-woman-who-built-wroclaw-5350<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">A new exhibition at New York’s Centre for Architecture called ‘Patchwork: The Architecture of Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak’ has opened displaying the works of one of Poland’s most important modernist architects.</span></p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 18:10:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0nmyyhtgwbbdlxu48cc0jq.jpegA focal point of the exhibit is a scale model of the Grunwaldzki Square housing complex in Wrocław.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-communist-brutalism-to-aesthetic-modernism-fascinating-new-york-exhibition-examines-the-work-of-the-woman-who-built-wroclaw-5350Thousands of Hasidic Jews from around the world begin arriving in Poland to commemorate death of their founderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thousands-of-hasidim-jews-from-around-the-world-begin-arriving-in-poland-to-commemorate-death-of-their-founder-5348<p>Thousands of Hasidic Jews from across Europe, the United States, Canada and Israel will descend on Poland this week to commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the death of one of the founders of the Hasidic movement.</p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 16:55:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7d72v6unl5ih0jn0au18vf.jpegLeżajsk is one of the holiest places in the world for Hasidic Jews. Hasidic gather there not only to celebrate anniversaries of the tzaddik’s death, but also on the occasion of various Jewish holidays, while making private pilgrimages and tours around Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thousands-of-hasidim-jews-from-around-the-world-begin-arriving-in-poland-to-commemorate-death-of-their-founder-5348Winners! Amateur snappers scoop top spots with stunning aerial shots in international photography comphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/winners-amateur-snappers-scoop-top-spots-with-stunning-aerial-shots-in-international-photography-comp-5346<p>An amateur photographer has taken first place in a prestigious aerial photography contest.</p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:12:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wmutz697pgf3i1lvz4iv8.jpegThe composite photo taken in the Tatra mountains took photographer Michał Sadowski eight months to capture. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/winners-amateur-snappers-scoop-top-spots-with-stunning-aerial-shots-in-international-photography-comp-5346Poland switches to summer time on Sundayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-switches-to-summer-time-on-sunday-5344<p>Poland will switch to summer time on Sunday, March 31. At 2:00 a.m. local time, all clocks will be moved forward one hour.</p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:08:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland switches to summer time on Sundayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-switches-to-summer-time-on-sunday-5344Polish tall ship to dock in Gdynia on Thursday after 10-month voyagehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-tall-ship-to-dock-in-gdynia-on-thursday-after-10-month-voyage-5340<p>The Polish tall ship Dar Młodzieży will dock on Thursday in Gdynia, northern Poland, from its round-the-world Independence Cruise marking the Polish independence centenary. During a ten-month journey, the ship visited 23 ports in several countries.</p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 12:06:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish tall ship to dock in Gdynia on Thursday after 10-month voyagehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-tall-ship-to-dock-in-gdynia-on-thursday-after-10-month-voyage-5340Internationally acclaimed Polish artist to open show in Scandinaviahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/internationally-acclaimed-polish-artist-to-open-show-in-scandinavia-5339<p>The exhibition "I (am)", Paweł Althamer’s extensive solo show at the Helsinki Art Museum (HAM), will showcase the artist's work from the past three decades. It will open on March 28 and run until September 8, 2019.</p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 11:34:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgInternationally acclaimed Polish artist to open show in Scandinaviahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/internationally-acclaimed-polish-artist-to-open-show-in-scandinavia-5339New Medical Research Agency to make medicine ‘more innovative’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-medical-research-agency-to-make-medicine-more-innovative-5338<p>To improve healthcare and foster progress in medicine, Poland is establishing a Medical Research Agency.</p>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 11:21:00 +0100ScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i62u2qic3snivmk18r84t.jpegThe agency’s tasks will include overseeing and organising research, including non-commercial clinical tries, as well as developing medical technology. It will also support innovation at companies working in the medical sciences.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-medical-research-agency-to-make-medicine-more-innovative-5338EU grants almost EUR 280 mln for Polish transport investmenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-grants-almost-eur-280-mln-for-polish-transport-investment-5335<p>Almost PLN 1.2 billion (EUR 280 million) is to be earmarked from EU funds for the modernisation and building of 55 railway stations and construction of the Bolków (southwestern Poland) bypass. Eight contracts were signed in the matter on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:44:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEU grants almost EUR 280 mln for Polish transport investmenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-grants-almost-eur-280-mln-for-polish-transport-investment-5335End of an era! National ski coach says ‘bye, bye’ as he quits to spend time with his family – and take on GERMAN teamhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/end-of-an-era-national-ski-coach-says-bye-bye-as-he-quits-to-spend-time-with-his-family--and-take-on-german-team-5330<p>Poland’s national ski jumping coach of three years, Stefan Horngacher, has resigned saying he was ‘torn between staying and going’ and has instead opted to coach Germany’s team.</p>Tue, 26 Mar 2019 18:53:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kp48aru96acxoh9o6clox.jpegStefan Horngacher says he was torn between staying and going - but eventually decided to go.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/end-of-an-era-national-ski-coach-says-bye-bye-as-he-quits-to-spend-time-with-his-family--and-take-on-german-team-5330Pope Francis appoints Pole as nuncio to Guinea and Malihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pope-francis-appoints-pole-as-nuncio-to-guinea-and-mali-5333<p>Pope Francis appointed Polish priest Tymon Tytus Chmielecki to the position of apostolic nuncio to Guinea and Mali, the press office of the Holy See announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 26 Mar 2019 18:27:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPope Francis appoints Pole as nuncio to Guinea and Malihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pope-francis-appoints-pole-as-nuncio-to-guinea-and-mali-5333With his mammoth sculptures of fragmented bodies expressing human suffering, Igor Mitoraj was in a class of his ownhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/with-his-mammoth-sculptures-of-fragmented-bodies-expressing-human-suffering-igor-mitoraj-was-in-a-class-of-his-own-5326<p>His sculptures made a big impression because they were often huge, and often just lonely bits of a human body detached from the rest.</p>Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:31:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m0vgv3u0cys1csb7zk16tu.jpegMitoraj's sculptural style is rooted in the classical tradition but has a post-modern twist addressing questions about human suffering.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/with-his-mammoth-sculptures-of-fragmented-bodies-expressing-human-suffering-igor-mitoraj-was-in-a-class-of-his-own-5326Trendy Kraków district to house futuristic literature centre in honour of sci-fi writer Stanisław Lemhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/trendy-krakow-district-to-house-futuristic-literature-centre-in-honour-of-sci-fi-writer-stanislaw-lem-5324<p>A new centre named after Polish science fiction writer Stanisław Lem is being established in Kraków.</p>Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:11:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6tzujgpumbnfepmvhnff8p.jpegIn the underground part of the building, visitors will feel like they have been transported to another planet – as one of JEMS architects’ staff put it.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/trendy-krakow-district-to-house-futuristic-literature-centre-in-honour-of-sci-fi-writer-stanislaw-lem-5324Adorable ‘one of a kind’ albino penguin makes first public appearance at Gdańsk zoohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/adorable-one-of-a-kind-albino-penguin-makes-first-public-appearance-at-gdansk-zoo-5321<p>An albino penguin has made its first appearance at the zoo in Gdańsk after being born just three months ago.</p>Mon, 25 Mar 2019 17:35:00 +0100ScienceNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qgl2a75iseejrqt1hvskt.jpegThe adorable albino penguin was born three months ago but keepers have only revealed it now as they were worried the chick wouldn’t survive.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/adorable-one-of-a-kind-albino-penguin-makes-first-public-appearance-at-gdansk-zoo-5321‘Black and yellow’ defender Piszczek puts 9mln into kids’ footy academyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/black-and-yellow-defender-piszczek-puts-9mln-into-kids-footy-academy-5315<p>Borussia Dortmund defender Łukasz Piszczek has opened a youth training facility in his hometown of Goczałkowice-Zdrój.</p>Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:42:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4p9gl1sfurbfx4mvk3rpew.jpegBorussia Dortmund footballer Łukasz Piszczek (R) and managing director of Borussia Carsten Cramer (L) announced the cooperation between Piszczek’s Football Academy and Borussia Dortmund.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/black-and-yellow-defender-piszczek-puts-9mln-into-kids-footy-academy-5315Small and medium-sized cities to get ca EUR 116 mln from Norway grantshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/small-and-medium-sized-cities-to-get-ca-eur-116-mln-from-norway-grants-5314<p>Small and medium-sized cities will get around PLN 500 million (ca. EUR 116 mln) from Norway grants for economic, social and environmental development, Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński has said.</p>Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:22:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSmall and medium-sized cities to get ca EUR 116 mln from Norway grantshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/small-and-medium-sized-cities-to-get-ca-eur-116-mln-from-norway-grants-5314Great Escape prisoners of war remembered at 75th anniversary ceremonyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/great-escape-prisoners-of-war-remembered-at-75th-anniversary-ceremony-5303<p>Ceremonies have taken place in Poznań and Żagań in western Poland to mark the 75th-anniversary of the Great Escape, the legendary breakout by 76 allied airmen from a German POW camp.</p>Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:58:00 +0100HistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6kkcyn63v2l2th2y6b1nvo.jpegBritish and Polish airmen and soldiers mark the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape in Żagań and Poznań. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/great-escape-prisoners-of-war-remembered-at-75th-anniversary-ceremony-5303Poles achieve record points at Ski Jumping World Cuphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-achieve-record-points-at-ski-jumping-world-cup-5301<p>Polish ski jumpers have achieved a record number of points for Poland during the 2018/19 Ski Jumping World Cup. The white-and-reds notched up a total of 6,083 points throughout the 2018/19 season.</p>Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:59:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoles achieve record points at Ski Jumping World Cuphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-achieve-record-points-at-ski-jumping-world-cup-5301Kołecki triumphs in MMA battle of the giants after injury strikes down his opponenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kolecki-triumphs-in-mma-battle-of-the-giants-after-injury-strikes-down-his-opponent-5298<p>A packed crown of over 15,000 at Łodz’s Atlas Arena saw two heavyweights of Polish sport collide on Saturday night. Dubbed ‘the world’s strongest MMA bout’ the match between five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski and Olympic weightlifting gold medallist Szymon Kołecki ended in brutal fashion.</p>Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:50:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cnzbu7d3tlqlqt4nz6tjgc.jpegLet battle commence. Mariusz Pudzianowski takes a blow to the chest.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kolecki-triumphs-in-mma-battle-of-the-giants-after-injury-strikes-down-his-opponent-5298Poland's Kwiatkowski third at Milan-San Remo cycle racehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-kwiatkowski-third-at-milan-san-remo-cycle-race-5297<p>Poland's Team Sky rider Michał Kwiatkowski sprinted to an impressive third place at an annual cycling race between Milan and Sanremo on Saturday following a tense finish on the Via Roma.</p>Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:04:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's Kwiatkowski third at Milan-San Remo cycle racehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-kwiatkowski-third-at-milan-san-remo-cycle-race-5297Poland observes Day of Remembrance of Poles who saved Jews during WWIIhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-observes-day-of-remembrance-of-poles-who-saved-jews-during-wwii-5296<p>On Sunday, March 24, Poland commemorates the 75th anniversary of the day in 1944 when Nazi Germans executed the whole Ulma family for sheltering fellow citizens of Jewish descent, and the Day of Remembrance of Poles who saved Jews during WWII.</p>Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:17:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland observes Day of Remembrance of Poles who saved Jews during WWIIhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-observes-day-of-remembrance-of-poles-who-saved-jews-during-wwii-5296He’s Popeye the Polish man: the roots of the famous cartoon character may lie deep in central Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hes-popeye-the-polish-man-the-roots-of-the-famous-cartoon-character-may-lie-deep-in-central-poland-5293<p>Just about everybody knows of Popeye, the pipe-tooting sailor whose spinach-fuelled arms packed a colossal punch. &nbsp;But what everybody probably doesn’t know is that the man who provided the inspiration for the brawling-mariner character had Polish roots.</p>Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:50:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pajqoue862k8kolwna1w.jpegInspiration for the famous sailor came from a one-eyed man named Frank ‘Rocky’ Fiegel.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hes-popeye-the-polish-man-the-roots-of-the-famous-cartoon-character-may-lie-deep-in-central-poland-5293Facing up to history: the story behind the woman who provided the face to Warsaw’s mermaid statue by the riverhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/facing-up-to-history-the-story-behind-the-woman-who-provided-the-face-to-warsaws-mermaid-statue-by-the-river-5291<p>It’s an emblem of Warsaw and one of the most famous statues in the city, but the story of the woman behind the face of the mermaid that stands by the River Vistula in Warsaw remains little known.</p>Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:03:00 +0100HistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jw540xxvbf8oj2acgfowx.jpegThe mermaid statue is one of the most famous in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/facing-up-to-history-the-story-behind-the-woman-who-provided-the-face-to-warsaws-mermaid-statue-by-the-river-5291Keyed up team produces 'key of the future' to keep your home safe and securehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-team-produces-the-key-to-the-future-that-should-keep-your-home-safe-and-secure-5285<p>An un-hackable smart-key overlay created by a group of Poles that offers a new way to secure your home or office will hit the markets in the next three months.</p>Sat, 23 Mar 2019 17:09:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/76huvuncrwcl834qmlt74.jpegSafe as houses. The new device promises better security for your home and work.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-team-produces-the-key-to-the-future-that-should-keep-your-home-safe-and-secure-5285Warsaw goes Korean crazy on Friday nighthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-goes-korean-crazy-on-friday-night-5283<p>An audience at Warsaw’s Royal Castle had the chance to enjoy a stunning performance of a fusion of Polish and Korean classical music on Friday night.</p>Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:47:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pj1gpi90lii4cfl3ypsul.jpegSouth Korean Ambassador and Elżbieta Stanisława Janowska Moniuszko, the great-great-great granddaughter of Moniuszko.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-goes-korean-crazy-on-friday-night-5283Poland wins Planica ski jumping team tournamenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wins-planica-ski-jumping-team-tournament-5282<p>Poland won Saturday's ski jumping World Cup team tournament in Planica, Slovenia. This is Poland's sixth team victory in the World Cup, but the first one on a flying hill.</p>Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:26:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland wins Planica ski jumping team tournamenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wins-planica-ski-jumping-team-tournament-5282Where there’s a will there’s a wave: Efforts to clean up the Baltic Sea are slowly making progresshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/where-theres-a-will-theres-a-wave-efforts-to-clean-up-the-baltic-sea-are-slowly-making-progress-5277<p>The bottom of the Baltic Sea is littered with over 40,000 tonnes of chemical weapons and half a million tonnes of conventional weapons, a deadly memento of WWII.</p>Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:26:00 +0100ScienceHistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1a896tbpce6vodpbz5rtei.jpegIn the past, fisherman and even tourists would often encounter bombs washed up on the beach, some of which contained mustard gas. Now efforts are underway to clean up the Baltic. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/where-theres-a-will-theres-a-wave-efforts-to-clean-up-the-baltic-sea-are-slowly-making-progress-5277Poland's Hurkacz sends Thiem home in Miamihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-hurkacz-sends-thiem-home-in-miami-5274<p>Poland's Hubert Hurkacz defeated the fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-4 on Friday in the second round of the 2019 Miami Open tennis tournament, which is part of the Masters 100 category on the ATP Tour.</p>Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:17:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's Hurkacz sends Thiem home in Miamihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-hurkacz-sends-thiem-home-in-miami-5274EU trying to give UK room for manoeuvre - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-trying-to-give-uk-room-for-manoeuvre---polish-pm-5273<p>Summing up a two-day EU summit's provisions for Brexit, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday he had proposed a formula thanks to which London would not be "put up against a wall." "We're trying to give the British room for manoeuvre," he said.</p>Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:51:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEU trying to give UK room for manoeuvre - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-trying-to-give-uk-room-for-manoeuvre---polish-pm-5273Sip, sip, hooray! Top sommelier finishes in record-breaking position at World Championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sip-sip-hooray-top-sommelier-finishes-in-record-breaking-position-at-world-championships-5269<p>Poland’s Piotr Pietras is on cloud wine after beating his own personal best and coming 6th at the Best Sommelier of the World championship in Belgium last week. &nbsp;</p>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:51:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/57rmp8fjp3323iibtiog1w.jpegPiotr from Kołobrzeg took on 65 sommeliers from 62 other countries to take 6th place at the prestigious event.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sip-sip-hooray-top-sommelier-finishes-in-record-breaking-position-at-world-championships-5269Sailors return to Poland after promotional yacht wins prestigious racehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sailors-return-to-poland-after-promotional-yacht-wins-prestigious-race-5268<p>The crew of the "I Love Poland" yacht, which notched-up its first win in the prestigious St. Maarten race, has returned to Poland for several days before taking up another challenge. The yacht is a promotional project by the Polish National Foundation (PFN). </p>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:55:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSailors return to Poland after promotional yacht wins prestigious racehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sailors-return-to-poland-after-promotional-yacht-wins-prestigious-race-5268Meet the Polish Tina Turner: Sabina SAGOhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-the-polish-tina-turner-sabina-sago-289<p>Sabina Golanowska who goes by the stage name of Sabina SAGO has one of the most distinctive voices on the Polish music scene and is often compared to Whitney Houston or Tina Turner. In this episode we learn about her journey from a small Polish town on to ballet school and then her breakthrough appearance on the 'Voice of Poland' show and the music and artists that inspire her.</p><p>Did Sabina's voice amaze you? Share this episode on.</p>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:52:00 +0100Art & CultureHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ij4f2449f8kz00s6tjekhc.jpegMeet the Polish Tina Turner: Sabina SAGOhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-the-polish-tina-turner-sabina-sago-289Could Warsaw startup revolutionise IT world with its ‘Airbnb for computers’ concept?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/could-warsaw-startup-revolutionise-it-world-with-its-airbnb-for-computers-concept-5266<p>A Polish start up that touts itself as the “future of computing” and set itself the goal of becoming “the Airbnb for computers” is making a buzz in the high-tech world.</p>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:20:00 +0100BusinessScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5bvq6j95ejqrfad720l5ic.jpegThe ‘airbnb’ of the computing world, Warsaw firm Golem is making waves in the tech world. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/could-warsaw-startup-revolutionise-it-world-with-its-airbnb-for-computers-concept-5266Visa-free programme for Poles in 2020 at the latest - US ambassadorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/visa-free-programme-for-poles-in-2020-at-the-latest---us-ambassador-5264<p>US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher has declared she intends to bring Poland into the visa waiver programme before the end of her term of office, if not this year, definitely in 2020.</p>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:39:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgVisa-free programme for Poles in 2020 at the latest - US ambassadorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/visa-free-programme-for-poles-in-2020-at-the-latest---us-ambassador-5264Huge Brexit problem avoided thanks to Polish stance - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/huge-brexit-problem-avoided-thanks-to-polish-stance---pm-5262<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told PAP that he was very pleased that, because of the Polish position in the matter, the very big possibility of a non-contractual, chaotic Brexit was avoided.</p>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:06:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgHuge Brexit problem avoided thanks to Polish stance - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/huge-brexit-problem-avoided-thanks-to-polish-stance---pm-5262Exhibition on Polish diplomat who saved Jewish refugees opens in Lithuaniahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exhibition-on-polish-diplomat-who-saved-jewish-refugees-opens-in-lithuania-5258<p>The exhibition "Polish Ambassador to Japan Tadeusz Romer and Jewish War Refugees in the Far East" opened at Sugihara House in Kaunas, Lithuania, on Wednesday. According to its organisers, it presents the heroic actions taken by the Polish diplomat in Japan.</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:57:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgExhibition on Polish diplomat who saved Jewish refugees opens in Lithuaniahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exhibition-on-polish-diplomat-who-saved-jewish-refugees-opens-in-lithuania-5258‘We’re proud of you guys!’ Engineering boss praises his team after beating world record for longest bridge in the WORLDhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/were-proud-of-you-guys-engineering-boss-praises-his-team-after-beating-world-record-for-longest-bridge-in-the-world-5255<p>A viaduct built by Polish engineers has made it into the Guinness Book of Records.</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:04:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yrmzskdgbmgcqyigz1cj3d.jpegThe record-breaking bridge in the UAE spans 32.39 m and stands 9.56 high.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/were-proud-of-you-guys-engineering-boss-praises-his-team-after-beating-world-record-for-longest-bridge-in-the-world-5255When jazz meets classical the result is ‘jazzical’, says Dan Wyszogrodzkihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/when-jazz-meets-classical-the-result-is-jazzical-says-dan-wyszogrodzki-5253<p>The year may be the bicentennial of Moniuszko’s birth but the composer still seems an unexpected choice for jazz inspirations</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:58:00 +0100Art & CultureLifeDan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yezvoi95v96ownnyjspav.jpegThe album jacket of ‘Pawlik/Moniuszko’ looks inviting in a colorful pop-art way.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/when-jazz-meets-classical-the-result-is-jazzical-says-dan-wyszogrodzki-5253Once upon a time… New initiative allows Polish children living abroad to learn more about Poland of yesteryearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/once-upon-a-time-new-initiative-allows-polish-children-living-abroad-to-learn-more-about-poland-of-yesteryear-5251<p>Polish children across the world will now have a chance to discover “How it used to be” in Poland of yore with the help of a new education package.</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:02:00 +0100Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bforske9lvend2gjjzndf8.pngThe educational package uses fun characters to introduce Polonia children to Poland’s past.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/once-upon-a-time-new-initiative-allows-polish-children-living-abroad-to-learn-more-about-poland-of-yesteryear-5251Pay up! Fuming LOT bosses demand compensation from Boeing for grounded flightshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pay-up-fuming-lot-bosses-demand-compensation-from-boeing-for-grounded-flights-5248<p>Furious LOT bosses have said Poland’s national airline carrier will demand Boeing pays compensation after the grounding of its fleet of Boeing 737 Max jets.</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:19:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fdnd721luxjvgd0ywuegw.jpegLOT was forced to ground it’s 737 fleet after Boeing jet crashed in Ethiopia killing everyone on board.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pay-up-fuming-lot-bosses-demand-compensation-from-boeing-for-grounded-flights-5248Poland against no-deal Brexit but prepared for it - gov't spokeswomanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-against-no-deal-brexit-but-prepared-for-it---govt-spokeswoman-5246<p>Poland will do everything to avert a no-deal Brexit, but is still prepared for such an unwanted scenario, government spokeswoman Joanna Kopcińska said on Thursday, ahead of a two-day EU summit that will also deal with the UK's motion to postpone the Brexit date.</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:14:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland against no-deal Brexit but prepared for it - gov't spokeswomanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-against-no-deal-brexit-but-prepared-for-it---govt-spokeswoman-5246We must unite, support European consortia - Polish, German officialshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/we-must-unite-support-european-consortia---polish-german-officials-5244<p>The Polish entrepreneurship and technology minister and the German economy and energy minister said that in order to compete against Chinese and US companies "it is necessary to unite forces and support consortia formed by European firms."</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgWe must unite, support European consortia - Polish, German officialshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/we-must-unite-support-european-consortia---polish-german-officials-5244Poland presents yacht stand at Norwegian trade fairhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-presents-yacht-stand-at-norwegian-trade-fair-5242<p>The Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) launched for the first time a national stand presenting Poland's yachting and boating sector to foreign recipients at the Norwegian International Boat Show 2019 in Oslo, PAIH has announced. </p>Wed, 20 Mar 2019 21:57:00 +0100Newshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland presents yacht stand at Norwegian trade fairhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-presents-yacht-stand-at-norwegian-trade-fair-5242Ministry publication tells truth about Nazi death campshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ministry-publication-tells-truth-about-nazi-death-camps-5240<p>German Camps, Polish Heroes is the title of a brochure informing about the genesis of death camps on Polish territory. The brochure, published by the Polish Foreign Ministry, is a response to claims that Poles collaborated with the Nazis in exterminating Jews during World War II. </p>Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:20:00 +0100HistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMinistry publication tells truth about Nazi death campshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ministry-publication-tells-truth-about-nazi-death-camps-5240Fascinating exhibition in Wales tells story of WWII hospital which became a Polish ‘village within a village’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fascinating-exhibition-in-wales-tells-story-of-wwii-hospital-which-became-a-polish-village-within-a-village-5237<p>A fascinating exhibition documenting the lives of post-WWII Poles living at a hospital in Wales has gone on show.</p>Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:12:00 +0100HistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6e6qgh6bqaagligv2zegs.jpegStaff and staff children in Polish costume at Penley Hospital.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fascinating-exhibition-in-wales-tells-story-of-wwii-hospital-which-became-a-polish-village-within-a-village-5237Poland's industrial production up in February - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-in-february---stats-office-5236<p>Poland's industrial output rose by 6.9 percent year on year in February 2019, after a 6.1 percent increase year on year in January, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:56:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's industrial production up in February - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-in-february---stats-office-5236First European plant of Japanese motor cores maker to be built in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-european-plant-of-japanese-motor-cores-maker-to-be-built-in-poland-5233<p>A Japanese automotive parts manufacturer, Mitsui High-tec (MHT), will build in Poland its first European factory of motor cores for hybrid and electric cars, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) said in a statement on Tuesday.</p>Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:27:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFirst European plant of Japanese motor cores maker to be built in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-european-plant-of-japanese-motor-cores-maker-to-be-built-in-poland-5233New Zealand terror killer was in Poland before carrying out crazed attackhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-zealand-terror-killer-was-in-poland-before-carrying-out-crazed-attack-5231<p>Poland was among several European countries visited by 28-year-old Australian terror maniac Brenton Tarrant, who killed 50 people in an attack on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.</p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:30:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8angm6l0cs6pvhvy4md34g.jpegArmed police stand guard after horror attack in New Zealand’s Christchurch left 50 dead and 48 injured.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-zealand-terror-killer-was-in-poland-before-carrying-out-crazed-attack-5231How very Nice! Our man ‘takes one for the team’ so pals can take 1st AND 2nd place in Nice-Paris racehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/how-very-nice-our-man-takes-one-for-the-team-so-pals-can-take-1st-and-2nd-place-in-nice-paris-race-5229<p>Polish cyclist Michal Kwiatkowski proved he’s a ‘wheelie’ good teammate when he deliberately came in third to allow Colombian Egan Bernal to win the entire cycle. </p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:08:00 +0100SportNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zo8fqmbbbtcjcinwr7gyjn.jpegSky Team’s Michal Kwiatkowski, Egan Bernal and Nairo Quintana win Nice-Paris race after Kwiatkowski allows teammates to take the lead.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/how-very-nice-our-man-takes-one-for-the-team-so-pals-can-take-1st-and-2nd-place-in-nice-paris-race-5229Good working conditions shape modern economyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/good-working-conditions-shape-modern-economy-5226<p>Good, modern and safe working conditions shape a modern Polish economy, President Andrzej Duda said at the Employee-friendly Employer competition gala on Tuesday. </p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:13:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgGood working conditions shape modern economyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/good-working-conditions-shape-modern-economy-5226Under The Hammer & Sickle: Rare sculpture from one of Poland’s most famous sculptors set to go for a fortune at auction after lying ‘forgotten’ for 30 yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/under-the-hammer--sickle-rare-sculpture-from-one-of-polands-most-famous-sculptors-set-to-go-for-a-fortune-at-auction-after-lying-forgotten-for-30-years-5224<p>A rare early work by one of Poland’s best-known artists has gone on public display for the first time in nearly thirty years ahead of an auction due to be held on March 28th at Warsaw’s DESA Unicum.</p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:05:00 +0100Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m3wtdt3fyahin2t3e2ua19.jpegThe statue by Alina Szapocznikow is expected to go for a ‘bomb’ at auction.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/under-the-hammer--sickle-rare-sculpture-from-one-of-polands-most-famous-sculptors-set-to-go-for-a-fortune-at-auction-after-lying-forgotten-for-30-years-5224One of the most revered Polish artists of his time, Mehoffer’s works continue to amazehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-of-the-most-revered-polish-artists-of-his-time-mehoffers-works-continue-to-amaze-5217<p>Painter and decorative artist Józef Mehoffer, who was born 150 years ago today, left a lasting imprint across Poland and Europe in the form of his stained-glass windows and oil on canvas paintings.</p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:21:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0iy9vlxv4p5md2oohs1h5lk.jpegA leading painter of the "Young Poland" movement, Mehoffer was incredibly sensitive to the decorative value of paintings.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-of-the-most-revered-polish-artists-of-his-time-mehoffers-works-continue-to-amaze-5217Polish companies must further expand, foreign investors sayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-companies-must-further-expand-foreign-investors-say-5216<p>Polish companies are attractive for foreign institutional investors, especially as the country’s economy is developing dynamically, believe participants of the CEE Capital Markets conference in London.</p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:24:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish companies must further expand, foreign investors sayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-companies-must-further-expand-foreign-investors-say-5216Blooming marvellous! Here come the Crocus flowershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/blooming-marvellous-here-come-the-crocus-flowers-100<p>One of the first flowers to emerge in spring, the Crocus is often called the lightbulb flower. Now, Poland’s Tatra mountains are full of them as they begin to come into bloom.</p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:02:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kxfrh8czr0l8zvwyyhk9fy.jpegFlower power: The beautiful purple Crocuses battle against winter to hail the return of Spring. https://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/blooming-marvellous-here-come-the-crocus-flowers-100Average corporate wage and employment rise in Februaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/average-corporate-wage-and-employment-rise-in-february-5214<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage rose by 7.6 percent year-on-year to PLN 4,949.42 (EUR 1,150) in February. Month-on-month it grew 0.4 percent, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:40:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgAverage corporate wage and employment rise in Februaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/average-corporate-wage-and-employment-rise-in-february-5214Poland, Germany sign joint declaration on industrial strategyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-germany-sign-joint-declaration-on-industrial-strategy-5210<p>Polish Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz and German Economy and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier in Berlin on Monday signed a joint declaration on an industrial strategy that should be adapted to the challenges of global competition.</p>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 20:50:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ifmks6l1cgezvzxxul94z.jpegThe declaration was signed at the Polish-German Economic Forum in Berlinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-germany-sign-joint-declaration-on-industrial-strategy-5210Baby boomers: Polish women have the highest rate of second births in the EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/baby-boomers-polish-women-have-the-highest-rate-of-second-births-in-the-eu-5206<p>Poland has the highest percentage of second births of any EU country, according to Eurostat figures for 2017. </p>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:44:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5beuqez38dt3p8obqegxgk.jpegFirst Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda meets a pregnant woman as report shows the number of women in Poland having a second child is increasing.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/baby-boomers-polish-women-have-the-highest-rate-of-second-births-in-the-eu-5206Oarsome! Kraków lad to set the pace at Oxford-Cambridge boat racehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oarsome-krakow-lad-to-set-the-pace-at-oxford-cambridge-boat-race-5204<p>A Polish student at Cambridge University is taking part in the 165th Oxford-Cambridge boat race.</p>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:02:00 +0100SportNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xyprzdlvgocjejesifivo.jpegKraków’s Natan Węgrzycki-Szymczyk becomes one of a select handful of Poles to compete in the prestigious Oxford-Cambridge boat race.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oarsome-krakow-lad-to-set-the-pace-at-oxford-cambridge-boat-race-5204Polish investors sign nearly 48,000 EU co-financed agreementshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-investors-sign-nearly-48000-eu-co-financed-agreements-5203<p>Polish investors have signed 47,616 EU co-financed agreements on the implementation of projects worth a total of PLN 386 billion (EUR 90 billion), Deputy Investment and Development Minister Małgorzata Jarosińska-Jedynak said on Monday.</p>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:36:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish investors sign nearly 48,000 EU co-financed agreementshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-investors-sign-nearly-48000-eu-co-financed-agreements-5203Railway to hell! WWII station from where thousands of Jews were sent to their deaths renovated to house Łódź ghetto monumenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/railway-to-hell-wwii-station-from-where-thousands-of-jews-were-sent-to-their-deaths-renovated-to-house-lodz-ghetto-monument-5200<p>A railway station used to transport Jews to their deaths during WWII and later turned into a museum has been renovated to house a model of the Łódź ghetto.</p>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:24:00 +0100HistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/l5316n4phxgzomvxr1m7.jpegThe building was used as an Umschlagplatz, or collection point for Jews who had been corralled inside the Litzmannstadt ghetto during the Germans’ deliberate and systematic murder spree across occupied Europe. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/railway-to-hell-wwii-station-from-where-thousands-of-jews-were-sent-to-their-deaths-renovated-to-house-lodz-ghetto-monument-5200Kamil Stoch is third best paid ski jumperhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kamil-stoch-is-third-best-paid-ski-jumper-5199<p>Poland's ski jumper Kamil Stoch is the third best paid ski jumper in the Ski Jumping World Cup category. Among other Polish jumpers, placed in the top five, are Piotr Żyła and Dawid Kubacki.</p>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:11:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgKamil Stoch is third best paid ski jumperhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kamil-stoch-is-third-best-paid-ski-jumper-5199Water way to go! Spa town of Nałęczów is new cool of the easthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/water-way-to-go-spa-town-of-naleczow-is-new-cool-of-the-east-5197<p>For foodies, fine diners and expert epicureans, it is the most enviable reservation in the country: revered for its role on the leading edge of gastronomic trends, not even the hefty price tag has prevented it from becoming the biggest ticket in Poland when it comes to dining with a difference. </p>Sun, 17 Mar 2019 19:18:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3nzz1b9fry96i5wmler1xr.jpegSet in a bottling plant beyond the outskirts of Nałęczów, Water & Wine has helped place the town on the map to a whole new generation of visitors.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/water-way-to-go-spa-town-of-naleczow-is-new-cool-of-the-east-5197From the son of a miner to the Royal court of Sweden: Fascinating story of world’s most prolific stamp engraverhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-the-son-of-a-miner-to-the-royal-court-of-sweden-fascinating-story-of-worlds-most-prolific-stamp-engraver-5195<p>By the time of his death 14 years ago today, Czesław Słania had engraved more stamps and banknotes than any other engraver in history. </p>Sun, 17 Mar 2019 12:52:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lezotzzpaizn36inqzvc.jpegBy the time he died at the age of 84, Czesław Słania had engraved more stamps and banknotes than any other engraver in history.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-the-son-of-a-miner-to-the-royal-court-of-sweden-fascinating-story-of-worlds-most-prolific-stamp-engraver-5195Indestructible and unbelievable, the ‘Hulk’ returns! Kubica is back on the F1 track at the Australian Grand Prixhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/indestructible-and-unbelievable-the-hulk-returns-kubica-is-back-on-the-f1-track-at-the-australian-grand-prix-5193<p>Formula 1 is back on Sunday, starting with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.</p>Sat, 16 Mar 2019 19:35:00 +0100SportNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m2g6lba8rjfgiu5uhvbnh.jpegThe story of Kraków’s Robert Kubica is filled with events which have defied the odds, but is also testament to his determination and perseverance.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/indestructible-and-unbelievable-the-hulk-returns-kubica-is-back-on-the-f1-track-at-the-australian-grand-prix-5193Incredible ‘game-changing ball’ is world’s first portable recording studiohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/incredible-game-changing-ball-is-worlds-first-portable-recording-studio-5191<p>A Polish start-up has been wowing music industry veterans with the world’s first microphone recording studio. </p>Sat, 16 Mar 2019 14:42:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ukfurzthhae9664frooa2g.jpegThe ZM-1 mic, from Poznan-based audio recording company Zylia, has 19 microphones in an omnidirectional condenser sphere that sits on a stunted tripod, and can record multiple instruments at the same time.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/incredible-game-changing-ball-is-worlds-first-portable-recording-studio-5191Kowalczyk wins 3rd Birkebeinerrennet ski marathonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kowalczyk-wins-3rd-birkebeinerrennet-ski-marathon-5189<p>Polish cross-country skier Justyna Kowalczyk on Saturday homed her 3rd victory in the 54-kilometre Birkebeinerrennet ski marathon from Rena to Lillehammer in Norway with 2:51,31.6. Second was Sweden's Britta Johansson Norgren. </p>Sat, 16 Mar 2019 13:05:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgKowalczyk wins 3rd Birkebeinerrennet ski marathonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kowalczyk-wins-3rd-birkebeinerrennet-ski-marathon-5189Poland takes over chairmanship of Community of Democracieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-takes-over-chairmanship-of-community-of-democracies-5187<p>On March 16, Poland takes over the chairmanship of the intergovernmental Community of Democracies (CoD), of which it is one of the founding members. </p>Sat, 16 Mar 2019 12:10:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland takes over chairmanship of Community of Democracieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-takes-over-chairmanship-of-community-of-democracies-5187Robot named ‘Bear’ takes sick children on virtual trip to the zoohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/robot-named-bear-takes-sick-children-on-virtual-trip-to-the-zoo-5185<p>Special robots — a type of tablet on wheels — will enable sick children to visit the zoo in Poznań as part of an initiative by an animal charity. According to its creators, the programme is unique in Europe. </p>Sat, 16 Mar 2019 11:52:00 +0100ScienceNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ua6lc69bivlrbzjluzk4d.jpegThe ‘Children’s Bear’ is a tablet on wheels which takes the children around the zoo letting them see the animals.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/robot-named-bear-takes-sick-children-on-virtual-trip-to-the-zoo-5185Polish businesses may take over German firms - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-businesses-may-take-over-german-firms---minister-5184<p>The government would like Polish businesses to take over the dozens of German companies that are having business succession problems, Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz told PAP on Friday.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 21:12:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish businesses may take over German firms - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-businesses-may-take-over-german-firms---minister-5184Posted workers essential for business and single market, say delegates at European Mobility Congress in Krakówhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/posted-workers-essential-for-business-and-single-market-say-delegates-at-european-mobility-congress-in-krakow-5180<p>Experts, officials and trade union representatives gathered in Kraków this week for the Sixth European Mobility Congress, Europe’s largest annual event on the posting of workers.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 19:00:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cbb3hkfqgrkoe6yn3i75.jpegExperts, officials and trade union representatives gathered in Kraków at the Sixth European Mobility Congress, Europe’s largest annual event on the posting of workers.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/posted-workers-essential-for-business-and-single-market-say-delegates-at-european-mobility-congress-in-krakow-5180Parliament passes laws on UK citizens' rights post-Brexithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliament-passes-laws-on-uk-citizens-rights-post-brexit-5183<p>Poland's Sejm (lower house) passed a government bill on Friday concerning the principles of residency in Poland for UK citizens in the event of a no-deal Brexit. A separate law was passed safeguarding Polish clients of UK financial institutions in such a scenario.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:28:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgParliament passes laws on UK citizens' rights post-Brexithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliament-passes-laws-on-uk-citizens-rights-post-brexit-5183Polish HICP inflation at 1.3 pct y/y in February - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-hicp-inflation-at-13-pct-yy-in-february---eurostat-5179<p>Poland's Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) grew to 1.3 percent year-on-year in February 2019 from the the 0.7 pct reading in January, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:24:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish HICP inflation at 1.3 pct y/y in February - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-hicp-inflation-at-13-pct-yy-in-february---eurostat-5179Space engineering company gets TWO new contracts for work on x-ray telescope aimed at revealing how galaxies are formedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/space-engineering-company-gets-two-new-contracts-for-work-on-x-ray-telescope-aimed-at-revealing-how-galaxies-are-formed-5175<p>Space engineering company SENER has signed a new contract with the European Space Agency (ESA), to produce two instruments for the ATHENA space mission.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:37:00 +0100BusinessScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/65fe64z5k4cpowzbl3qeco.jpegUsing the 12-meter x-ray telescope equipped with a high resolution X-ray Integral Field Unit and Wide Field Imager, researchers hope to find out how galaxies are formed, how black holes are enlarged and the impact they have on the space around them.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/space-engineering-company-gets-two-new-contracts-for-work-on-x-ray-telescope-aimed-at-revealing-how-galaxies-are-formed-5175'There's Never Been So Much Interest in Poland' Daniel Tilleshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/theres-never-been-so-much-interest-in-poland-daniel-tilles-287<p>In this latest episode of #heartofpoland our host, Patrick Ney, sat down with Daniel Tilles from the @NotesfromPoland blog to talk about his life in Poland. Daniel talks about the explosion of interest in Poland in recent years and his life as an Assistant Professor of History at the Pedagogical University of Krakow.</p><p><br></p><p>- How does Daniel deal with online criticism?</p><p>- How did he come to learn Polish?</p><p>- What is unique about Poland?</p><p>- How is Poland perceived globally and how should it promote itself?</p><p>- Does Poland talk too much about its history?</p><p><br></p><p>Daniel talks to us about this and more. Liked this interview? Share and send it on. Subscribe to our channel.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:56:00 +0100Heart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wyg3n8ckqbsnr54a1hc7j.jpeg'There's Never Been So Much Interest in Poland' Daniel Tilleshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/theres-never-been-so-much-interest-in-poland-daniel-tilles-287US offers Warsaw permanent military presencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-offers-warsaw-permanent-military-presence-5172<p>Washington has proposed Warsaw a deal providing for a permanent presence of US armed forces in Poland, Friday's Rzeczpospolita daily reported.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:34:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7o1q7cz0908bbiyx3x3jon.jpegAccording to the Rzeczpospolita newspaper, Deputy Head of Defence Kathryn Wheelbager said Washington had presented Poland with what it considered a very serious, solid offer and that this week the two sides would work together to finalise the details.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-offers-warsaw-permanent-military-presence-5172Up-and-coming tennis ace Hubert Hurkacz to take on Federer in ATP quarter finals - but who is Hubert?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/up-and-coming-tennis-ace-hubert-hurkacz-to-take-on-federer-in-atp-quarter-finals---but-who-is-hubert-5169<p>Young tennis pro Hubert Hurkacz is looking to upset Rodger Federer at the ATP Indian Wells Masters in America today.</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:33:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/48u87d3354hl84n08ctzgd.jpegHis most impressive win at the Indian Masters so far was his comeback victory over 7th ranked Kei Nishikori of Japan. Nishikori took the first set by 6 games to 4. Hurkacz struck back to level the sets, also winning 6-4 before powering home in the third with a 6-3 victory.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/up-and-coming-tennis-ace-hubert-hurkacz-to-take-on-federer-in-atp-quarter-finals---but-who-is-hubert-5169Poland will constructively analyse British motion for Brexit delayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-constructively-analyse-british-motion-for-brexit-delay-5168<p>Poland's Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański declared on Thursday evening that "Poland will constructively analyse the British motion to postpone the UK's departure from the EU, together with its justification."</p>Thu, 14 Mar 2019 21:59:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland will constructively analyse British motion for Brexit delayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-constructively-analyse-british-motion-for-brexit-delay-5168‘An ordinary man turned superhero!’ New WWII blockbuster tells incredible true story of spy who tried to save Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/an-ordinary-man-turned-superhero-new-wwii-blockbuster-tells-incredible-true-story-of-spy-who-tried-to-save-poland-5165<p>It is the end of July 1944 in a stuffy apartment in Warsaw and Home Army commanders are deliberating about whether to launch an open armed rebellion against the loathed German occupiers.</p>Thu, 14 Mar 2019 19:01:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j8yuqx3qmnolfdbfgdfzs.jpegJan Nowak Jeziorański, played by Philippe Tłokiński, was an economics student before the war. He then joined the underground resistance and became a messenger, couriering top secret information between Warsaw and London.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/an-ordinary-man-turned-superhero-new-wwii-blockbuster-tells-incredible-true-story-of-spy-who-tried-to-save-poland-5165‘No kidding, children’s song was best part of the Fryderyk awards’, says Dan Wyszogrodzkihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-kidding-childrens-song-was-best-part-of-the-fryderyk-awards-says-dan-wyszogrodzki-5160<p>For the first time in 25 years the gala took place in the city of Katowice, gathering more showbiz guests than ever before.</p>Thu, 14 Mar 2019 17:12:00 +0100Art & CultureDan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q58nxg4md8sbhf15rie0yq.jpegSinger Natalia Kukulska performed the children’s songs so beautifully, the record first got a nomination for a Fryderyk and then the award.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-kidding-childrens-song-was-best-part-of-the-fryderyk-awards-says-dan-wyszogrodzki-5160Tate that! 'Striking and intimate', photographer's black and whites exhibited at London's prestigious TATE galleryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tate-that-striking-and-intimate-photographers-black-and-whites-exhibited-at-londons-prestigious-tate-gallery-5158<p>A new exhibition at Tate Britain in London showcases works by Polish photographer Joanna Piotrowska.</p>Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:51:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w107ei3cxnv441euklfah.pngJoanna Piotrowska has made a name for herself with her black and white photographs shot in close-up family environments that make a broader statement about the world we live in.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tate-that-striking-and-intimate-photographers-black-and-whites-exhibited-at-londons-prestigious-tate-gallery-5158Researchers create world’s first 3D BIONIC pancreashttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/researchers-create-worlds-first-3d-bionic-pancreas-5156<p>The world’s first bionic pancreas with blood vessels has been printed in Poland using a special 3D bio-printer.</p>Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:41:00 +0100ScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8fiz0f2nbz3rpw7paqrzio.jpegAlthough the bionic does not present a digestive exocrine function as in a real pancreas, it is assumed that in the future, it may restore insulin production in the body of a diabetic patient.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/researchers-create-worlds-first-3d-bionic-pancreas-5156Scientist’s experiment with Large Hadron Collider could shed light on invisible dark matterhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/scientists-experiment-with-large-hadron-collider-could-shed-light-on-invisible-dark-matter-5154<p>A Polish physicist at the forefront of new research into dark matter, the mysterious substance believed to make up 85 per cent of all matter in the universe, could be on the verge of discovering a fifth force of nature. </p>Thu, 14 Mar 2019 12:46:00 +0100ScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a7obqw0yn3g3212ix9ag5y.jpegWith the help of the Large Hadron Collider, Dr. Sebastian Trojanowski and his colleagues hope to observe the mysterious invisible mass thought to be responsible for adding gravity to galaxies and other bodies.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/scientists-experiment-with-large-hadron-collider-could-shed-light-on-invisible-dark-matter-5154Poland may become 'core' of NATO, US regional military presence - FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-may-become-core-of-nato-us-regional-military-presence---fm-5152<p>Poland's plan to become the core of NATO and the US's military presence in the region is realistic, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said in his foreign policy address in the Sejm (lower house) on Thursday.</p>Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:42:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland may become 'core' of NATO, US regional military presence - FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-may-become-core-of-nato-us-regional-military-presence---fm-5152Foreign job-seekers in Poland must have return farehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/foreign-job-seekers-in-poland-must-have-return-fare-5150<p>Under draft acts authored by the Interior Ministry foreign job-seekers, business start-uppers and students in Poland will have to have from PLN 200 to 2.500 (EUR 47 - 581) for their return trip or transit to a third country.</p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 19:01:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgForeign job-seekers in Poland must have return farehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/foreign-job-seekers-in-poland-must-have-return-fare-5150Polish president invites world leaders to WWII outbreak anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-invites-world-leaders-to-wwii-outbreak-anniversary-5149<p>President Andrzej Duda has issued invitations to leaders of EU, NATO and the Eastern Partnership countries, and the UN secretary general, to attend the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II on September 1, Duda's aide Krzysztof Szczerski told PAP.</p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:23:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish president invites world leaders to WWII outbreak anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-invites-world-leaders-to-wwii-outbreak-anniversary-5149Poland's industrial production up in January - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-in-january---eurostat-5147<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 6.1 percent year on year in January 2019, after growth of 2.8 percent in December 2018, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:41:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's industrial production up in January - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-in-january---eurostat-5147Brainbox students win FIVE awards for their ‘Mars colonisation’ flight projecthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/brainbox-students-win-five-awards-for-their-mars-colonisation-flight-project-5144<p>Students from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology have had a winning streak with their remote-controlled aircraft designs.</p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:56:00 +0100ScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rr0iyjor36m9q54jyy8ajg.jpegThe team calling themselves JetStream were awarded five medals at the SAE Aero Design East 2019 model aviation construction competition in the USA for, among other things, designing light aircraft to carry heavy loads on Mars. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/brainbox-students-win-five-awards-for-their-mars-colonisation-flight-project-5144London architects install stunning ‘levitating theatre’ in grounds of Polish manor househttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/london-architects-install-stunning-levitating-theatre-in-grounds-of-polish-manor-house-5142<p>A London-based design studio run by two architecture students has built a “levitating theatre” in the grounds of a Polish manor house.</p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:42:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eg97nr1sa1paanz15830so.jpegFluid in shape and covered with dark floorboards, the stage is nestled between trees in the manor’s grounds. Without the walls of a traditional theatre, the stage draws in the audience and the surrounding natural surroundings.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/london-architects-install-stunning-levitating-theatre-in-grounds-of-polish-manor-house-5142Fascinating history of Uprising plaques scattered across Warsaw and of the man who designed themhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fascinating-history-of-uprising-plaques-scattered-across-warsaw-and-of-the-man-who-designed-them-5140<p>There are more than 200 of them and each bears the words: “A place sanctified by the blood of Poles killed for the freedom of their homeland”.</p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:02:00 +0100HistoryNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ay89medkek539m52vfctc.jpegKnown colloquially as the Tchorek plaques after the artist who designed them, they mark the places in and around Warsaw where predominantly Poles, but also Jews and Soviet prisoners of war, were shot, hanged or burned by the Germans during the brutal occupation of the city in World War II.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fascinating-history-of-uprising-plaques-scattered-across-warsaw-and-of-the-man-who-designed-them-5140Visegrad Group debates Russia, defence budgethttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/visegrad-group-debates-russia-defence-budget-5137<p>Russian threats to NATO and defence spending dominated Tuesday talks between the presidents of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.</p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:34:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgVisegrad Group debates Russia, defence budgethttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/visegrad-group-debates-russia-defence-budget-5137Innovative firms boost Poland's innovation levelhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/innovative-firms-boost-polands-innovation-level-5134<p>Poland's innovation level is improving faster thanks to increasing numbers of fast-growing innovative companies, the Entrepreneurship and Technology Ministry quoted Deputy Minister Marek Niedużak as saying at the opening of Startup Games Warsaw on Tuesday. </p>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:58:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgInnovative firms boost Poland's innovation levelhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/innovative-firms-boost-polands-innovation-level-5134And the ‘Indiana Jones’ award goes to… Poland sweeps up at international adventurers’ eventhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/and-the-indiana-jones-award-goes-to-poland-sweeps-up-at-international-adventurers-event-5130<p>Polish explorers and adventurers have scooped up a host of awards at the &nbsp;prestigious international Kolosy ceremony in Gdynia.</p>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 19:58:00 +0100SportNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tptkxbu8z5bf99ygq793om.jpegPolish explorers and adventurers scoop up a host of awards at the prestigious international Kolosy ceremony in Gdynia.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/and-the-indiana-jones-award-goes-to-poland-sweeps-up-at-international-adventurers-event-5130Polish WWII general's plane returns from Canada to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-wwii-generals-plane-returns-from-canada-to-poland-5129<p>The plane, used by Chief Commander of the Polish Armed Forces in 1943-44, General Kazimierz Sosnkowski, was transported from Canada to Poland. After World War II the aircraft was operated by a Canadian airline and later was placed in a museum.</p>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 19:28:00 +0100HistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish WWII general's plane returns from Canada to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-wwii-generals-plane-returns-from-canada-to-poland-5129Boeing jets GROUNDED and BANNED from Polish airspace following Ethiopia disasterhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/boeing-jets-banned-from-polish-airspace-following-ethiopia-disaster-5128<p>Poland has said that it will close its airspace to Boeing’s ill-fated aircraft after one of its planes crashed in Ethiopia killing everyone on board.</p>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 19:07:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uysqyapcgp99xkpogn36l.jpegThe decision to ban the aircraft had been taken on the basis of consultations with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Eurocontrol.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/boeing-jets-banned-from-polish-airspace-following-ethiopia-disaster-5128It was 20 years ago today… Poland marks two decades of NATO membershiphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/it-was-20-years-ago-today-poland-marks-two-decades-of-nato-membership-5123<p>As NATO celebrates its 70th birthday, Poland is marking twenty years since it joined the Alliance in 1999 – while remaining responsive to new security challenges in the region and beyond.</p>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:31:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zajs2uqmkkatmqydsaj0h.jpegWith its foreign policy subordinated to Moscow after WWII, it was only after the fall of communism in Europe that Poland was able to join.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/it-was-20-years-ago-today-poland-marks-two-decades-of-nato-membership-5123Exports grow faster than imports for first time since May 2018 - minhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exports-grow-faster-than-imports-for-first-time-since-may-2018---min-5119<p>In January this year Polish exports grew faster than imports for the first time since May 2018, Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz said on Tuesday commenting data released earlier by the Central Statistical Office (GUS). </p>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:49:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgExports grow faster than imports for first time since May 2018 - minhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exports-grow-faster-than-imports-for-first-time-since-may-2018---min-5119Back of the net! Poland to host U-20s World Cuphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/were-on-the-ball-poland-to-host-u-20s-world-cup-5115<p>Poland is set to host its first FIFA World Cup tournament - for under 20s.</p>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:05:00 +0100SportNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ugcfwr47d2cbqgr75vyjf.jpegHooray! Poland wins draw to host U-20s World Cup and Grzywek, a Polish bison (pictured), will be it’s official mascot. FIFA Chief Commercial Officer, Philippe Le Floc’h, said: “Grzywek represents determination but also fun and enjoyment, all the core values of the FIFA U-20 World Cup.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/were-on-the-ball-poland-to-host-u-20s-world-cup-5115President to celebrate 20th anniversary of NATO enlargement in Praguehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-to-celebrate-20th-anniversary-of-nato-enlargement-in-prague-5121<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday will meet with his Czech, Slovakian and Hungarian counterparts, Milosz Zeman, Andrej Kiska and Janos Ader, in Prague and attend celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the enlargement of NATO.</p>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPresident to celebrate 20th anniversary of NATO enlargement in Praguehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-to-celebrate-20th-anniversary-of-nato-enlargement-in-prague-5121Poland has not lost a single euro in EU's 2007-13 budget - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-has-not-lost-a-single-euro-in-eus-2007-13-budget---minister-5103<p>We have not lost a single euro of the 2007-2013 EU budget, Polish Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński said on Monday, adding that many countries including Germany, the UK, Spain and Italy had to repay several hundred million euros to Brussels.</p>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 20:47:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland has not lost a single euro in EU's 2007-13 budget - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-has-not-lost-a-single-euro-in-eus-2007-13-budget---minister-5103Polish riders jump high and score high in Cavaliada Tour show jumpinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-riders-jump-high-and-score-high-in-cavaliada-tour-show-jumping-5104<p>Two Polish riders triumphed on the last leg of the Cavaliada Tour, the biggest equestrian series in Central Europe. The success of Wojciech Wojcianiec and Jarosław Skrzyczyński means that they both advance to the FEI Jumping World Cup Finals in Gothenburg, and earned them their first qualifying points for the Tokyo Olympics.</p>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:19:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1rokj95c96g2hj0x4e8opn.jpegWojciech Wojcianiec on his horse Naccord Melloni during the Warsaw Grand Prix Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-riders-jump-high-and-score-high-in-cavaliada-tour-show-jumping-5104Office for Foreigners publishes Brexit-information brochurehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/office-for-foreigners-publishes-brexit-information-brochure-5100<p>Poland's Office for Foreigners (UdSC) has prepared an information brochure presenting possible Brexit scenarios, and rules of stay for British citizens in Poland after March 29, that are based upon those scenarios.</p>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 17:13:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgOffice for Foreigners publishes Brexit-information brochurehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/office-for-foreigners-publishes-brexit-information-brochure-5100No longer the Promised Land: new employment figures show the number of Ukrainians moving to Poland has stabilisedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-longer-the-promised-land-new-employment-figures-show-the-number-of-ukrainians-moving-to-poland-has-stabilised-5099<p>The number of Ukrainians entering the Polish labour market appears to have levelled off after years of growth owing to one of the largest peace-time migrations in Europe since the end of the Second World War.</p>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 16:39:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/96fsdyktgrezddgzy0u0u.jpegAfter years of growth the number of Ukrainians looking for work in Poland appears to be tailing off.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-longer-the-promised-land-new-employment-figures-show-the-number-of-ukrainians-moving-to-poland-has-stabilised-5099Polish, Chinese chemicals groups sign cooperation dealhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-chinese-chemicals-groups-sign-cooperation-deal-5092<p>PCC Rokita and Shandong Shida Shenghua, Polish and Chinese chemicals groups, respectively, signed a contract to launch preparations for investments in the production and sale of organic carbonates in Europe, the Polish firm said in a statement on Monday. </p>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:44:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish, Chinese chemicals groups sign cooperation dealhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-chinese-chemicals-groups-sign-cooperation-deal-5092Poland determined to rescue Brexit deal - Dep FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-determined-to-rescue-brexit-deal---dep-fm-5091<p>Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański has said in London that Poland is determined to "rescue the agreement" concerning Brexit, warning that otherwise there would be "toxic" mutual blaming for the unsuccessful negotiations.</p>Sun, 10 Mar 2019 19:49:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland determined to rescue Brexit deal - Dep FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-determined-to-rescue-brexit-deal---dep-fm-5091Two Poles among dead in Ethiopian plane crash - MFAhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/two-poles-among-dead-in-ethiopian-plane-crash---mfa-5088<p>Two Poles were among the victims of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.</p>Sun, 10 Mar 2019 18:56:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTwo Poles among dead in Ethiopian plane crash - MFAhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/two-poles-among-dead-in-ethiopian-plane-crash---mfa-5088Time to let off steam: expert claims Poland’s geothermal capacity equals that of its coal reserveshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/time-to-let-off-steam-expert-claims-polands-geothermal-capacity-equals-that-of-its-coal-reserves-5084<p>The amount of energy in Polish geothermal resources – water in hot rocks – is equivalent to the energy capacity of national reserves of black and brown coal, according to the president of the Saint Queen Jadwiga Sustainable Development – Geothermic in Poland association, Dr Marek Kaźmierczak<strong>.</strong></p>Sun, 10 Mar 2019 18:48:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x0ohqmjd67q48r4po2sl18.jpegGeothermal energy could replace King Coal as the country’s main energy resource.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/time-to-let-off-steam-expert-claims-polands-geothermal-capacity-equals-that-of-its-coal-reserves-5084Roll on Beethoven: Warsaw gears up for major festival celebrating the music of the famed composerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/roll-on-beethoven-warsaw-gears-up-for-major-festival-celebrating-the-music-of-the-famed-composer-5082<p>The 23rd Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival kicks off on April 7 in Warsaw under the slogan with 'Beethoven and the romantic song'.</p>Sun, 10 Mar 2019 15:40:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6dpqxi9ope7pjd00x6olre.jpegBringing Beethoven to the capital. The festival will encompass over 30 concerts.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/roll-on-beethoven-warsaw-gears-up-for-major-festival-celebrating-the-music-of-the-famed-composer-5082Polish Air Force, RAF to mark Great Escape anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-air-force-raf-to-mark-great-escape-anniversary-5081<p>The Polish Air Force and Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) in Żagań, west Poland, will mark the March 24-falling 75th anniversary of the World War II mass escape of Allied pilots from a German POW camp in the area.</p>Sun, 10 Mar 2019 15:08:00 +0100HistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish Air Force, RAF to mark Great Escape anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-air-force-raf-to-mark-great-escape-anniversary-5081Time warp: pioneering Polish physicist paves the way for time crystalshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/time-warp-pioneering-polish-physicist-paves-the-way-for-time-crystals-5077<p>The pioneering research into the futuristic subject of time crystals by a professor from Kraków’s Jagiellonian University will be taken a step further by team from an Australian university.</p>Sun, 10 Mar 2019 11:17:00 +0100ScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w2nnltm1tzggbs7cieew8e.jpegCrystals could be built in the domain of time rather than space, according to Sacha.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/time-warp-pioneering-polish-physicist-paves-the-way-for-time-crystals-5077Poland places fourth in World Cup ski jumping men's team tournament in Oslohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-places-fourth-in-world-cup-ski-jumping-mens-team-tournament-in-oslo-5075<p>Poland placed fourth in the Raw Air World Cup men's ski jumping team tournament in Oslo on Saturday after the second series was called off due to very bad weather conditions. Norway placed first.</p>Sat, 09 Mar 2019 18:20:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland places fourth in World Cup ski jumping men's team tournament in Oslohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-places-fourth-in-world-cup-ski-jumping-mens-team-tournament-in-oslo-5075Going for a gong: Zanussi picks up lifetime achievement awardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/going-for-a-gong-zanussi-picks-up-lifetime-achievement-award-5074<p>Polish director and screenwriter Krzysztof Zanussi has been given the Polish Orzeł (the Eagle) Film Award for his lifetime’s achievement in the world of film. The decision to recognise the work of the famed director was announced by actor Janusz Gajos, who picked up same award in 2016, at a press conference.</p>Sat, 09 Mar 2019 17:59:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/iesbeu8wlm7snithpwclc.jpegOne of the pillars of Polish film industry since the 1960s, the lifetime’s achievement award recognises Zanussi’s outstanding contribution to film.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/going-for-a-gong-zanussi-picks-up-lifetime-achievement-award-5074Here comes the sun: the future looks bright for solar energy in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/here-comes-the-sun-the-future-looks-bright-for-solar-energy-in-poland-5069<p>Last year saw a boom in the solar-panel market with over 50,000 Poles installing them on their roofs as people looked for alternative and greener sources of energy.</p>Sat, 09 Mar 2019 14:52:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c4exd8cvdqo7tvkejkbsuf.jpegThe future. Solar farms are set to grow in Poland, along with the number of solar panels on domestic buildings.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/here-comes-the-sun-the-future-looks-bright-for-solar-energy-in-poland-5069Polish driver and his German partner win Dubai International Baja 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-driver-and-his-german-partner-win-dubai-international-baja-2019-5073<p>Polish driver Jakub Przygoński with his co-driver Timo Gottschalk of Germany won the Dubai International Baja 2019 rally, which ended on Saturday.</p>Sat, 09 Mar 2019 14:14:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish driver and his German partner win Dubai International Baja 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-driver-and-his-german-partner-win-dubai-international-baja-2019-5073Cutting edge: the women at the forefront of Poland’s gastronomic revolutionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cutting-edge-the-women-at-the-forefront-of-polands-gastronomic-revolution-5066<p>Though traditionally seen as a male dominated environment, women have played a crucial role in the development of Poland’s food and beverage industry. From the early 90s, figures such as Magda Gessler and Agnieszka Kręglicka pushed the country’s nascent restaurant scene forward and their contribution remains as relevant today as it did back then. But beyond these household names, a new wave of women have found themselves on the frontline of Poland’s gastronomic shift. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, TFN tracks down a few of those that have made a difference.</p>Sat, 09 Mar 2019 09:56:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4aij45xt1749ds3ys9r2ku.jpegFor long the food and drink industry was a male-dominated game, but now women are coming to the fore and making their own indelible mark.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cutting-edge-the-women-at-the-forefront-of-polands-gastronomic-revolution-5066Polish charity raises over EUR 40 million for children's hospitalshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-charity-raises-over-eur-40-million-for-childrens-hospitals-5063<p>The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP) raised nearly PLN 176 mln (EUR 40.7 mln) during its 27th nation-wide Grand Finale for purchases of medical equipment for children's hospital, WOŚP leader Jerzy Owsiak said on Friday.</p>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:43:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish charity raises over EUR 40 million for children's hospitalshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-charity-raises-over-eur-40-million-for-childrens-hospitals-5063Tulia song named as girls get ready to set Eurovision on firehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tulia-song-named-as-girls-get-ready-to-set-eurovision-on-fire-5060<p>Singing quartet Tulia who were picked to represent Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be performing their song Pali Sie (Fire of Love).</p>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:03:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tmnn825u80skwdo6k3ruyg.jpegThe band formed in 2017 consists of Joanna Sinkiewicz, Patrycja Nowicka, Dominika Siepka and Tulia Biczak (from whom the band takes its name).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tulia-song-named-as-girls-get-ready-to-set-eurovision-on-fire-5060Top Ten! TFN lists their favourite womenhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-ten-tfn-lists-their-favourite-women-5045<p>So, in alphabetical order we have:</p>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:55:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c4gep3c5rlqeqlwy9j83ee.pngNot an easy choice as all of the women we have written about are amazing. But here’s our final selection.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-ten-tfn-lists-their-favourite-women-5045Rocking Poland One Gig at a Time: Aleksander Milwiw-Baronhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/rocking-poland-one-gig-at-a-time-aleksander-milwiw-baron-283<p>Growing up the son of a famous saxofonist has certainly not hurt Aleksander Milwiw-Baron, known simply by his surname, Baron. His rock band Afromental has been on the Polish music scene for years but he's catapulted to national fame in the top music programme 'Voice of Poland.' Find out how Baron went from listening to Charles Parker and Miles Davies to dreaming of being Slash in Guns n' Roses and how he finally met his childhood hero. Which song is Baron proudest of? How fame sent his ego skyrocketing. What keeps him humble? Our host @paddyney spoke to Baron about all this and more.</p><p>Liked this episode? Share it and send it on.</p>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:10:00 +0100Heart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gqae7gwp3knqku8peg28im.jpegRocking Poland One Gig at a Time: Aleksander Milwiw-Baronhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/rocking-poland-one-gig-at-a-time-aleksander-milwiw-baron-283President's wreath placed at Warsaw University to mark 1968 protestshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/presidents-wreath-placed-at-warsaw-university-to-mark-1968-protests-5043<p>A wreath from Polish President Andrzej Duda was placed at a commemorative plaque near the entrance to the University of Warsaw's main campus on Friday to mark the 1968 student protests that triggered an anti-Semitic campaign by the then communist government.</p>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:18:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPresident's wreath placed at Warsaw University to mark 1968 protestshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/presidents-wreath-placed-at-warsaw-university-to-mark-1968-protests-5043V4 countries to create international Smart Cities teamhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/v4-countries-to-create-international-smart-cities-team-5041<p>Representatives of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland (the Visegrad Group, V4) have signed an agreement on cooperation in the introduction of the Smart Cities concept, Poland's Ministry of Investment and Development announced on Thursday. </p>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 12:36:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgV4 countries to create international Smart Cities teamhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/v4-countries-to-create-international-smart-cities-team-5041NATO chief and Duda meet as Poland prepares to mark two decades of alliance membershiphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-chief-and-duda-meet-as-poland-prepares-to-mark-two-decades-of-alliance-membership-5039<p>The secretary general of Nato met President Andrzej Duda on Thursday night at the start on an official visit to mark the 20th-anniversary of Poland’s membership of the alliance.</p>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 12:09:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j4w1o2e5bzfuhr8b66xsbi.jpegThe meeting between the president and Jens Stoltenberg touched on a number of issues including Syria, the Black Sea region and the apparent violation by Russia of the INF Treaty on medium-ranged, land based nuclear missiles.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-chief-and-duda-meet-as-poland-prepares-to-mark-two-decades-of-alliance-membership-5039Wartime diary of SS officer kept hidden for decades by secretive masonic lodge reveals ELEVEN locations of hidden treasure in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wartime-diary-of-ss-officer-kept-hidden-for-decades-by-secretive-masonic-lodge-reveals-eleven-locations-of-hidden-treasure-in-poland-5035<p>The wartime diary of an SS officer which identifies eleven locations of WWII treasure hidden across Silesia in the last months of the war to hide it from the advancing Red Army has surfaced in Poland.</p>Thu, 07 Mar 2019 17:47:00 +0100HistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rorh37iivlm6qim5aaah.jpegThe diary belonged to SS standartenführer Egon Ollenhauer, a key figure in events that are still shrouded in mystery.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wartime-diary-of-ss-officer-kept-hidden-for-decades-by-secretive-masonic-lodge-reveals-eleven-locations-of-hidden-treasure-in-poland-5035Lost diamond rediscovered: Extraordinary long-lost film scores by Andrzej Korzyński brought back to life in new releasehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lost-diamond-rediscovered-extraordinary-long-lost-film-scores-by-andrzej-korzynski-brought-back-to-life-in-new-release-5033<p>Although he composed over two hundred film scores, most of them for foreign movies, little of his music was available on records even in Poland. Until now. Recently discovered recordings have been discovered in what was East Germany.</p>Thu, 07 Mar 2019 16:27:00 +0100Art & CultureDan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lgo9zdtsyrp4fbif0a796b.jpegAlthough he composed over two hundred film scores, most of them for foreign movies, little of his music was available on records even in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lost-diamond-rediscovered-extraordinary-long-lost-film-scores-by-andrzej-korzynski-brought-back-to-life-in-new-release-5033Belvedere Forum discusses influences of Brexithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/belvedere-forum-discusses-influences-of-brexit-5032<p>The influence of Brexit on the future of the EU and its effects on Polish-British cooperation were the topics of discussion at the 3rd Belvedere Forum held at Warsaw's Royal Castle on Thursday.</p>Thu, 07 Mar 2019 16:09:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgBelvedere Forum discusses influences of Brexithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/belvedere-forum-discusses-influences-of-brexit-5032Forty Polish history films in production phase - culture ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/forty-polish-history-films-in-production-phase---culture-minister-5031<p>Polish Culture Minister Piotr Gliński told the public TV broadcaster TVP Info on Thursday that the history of Poland is being told in various ways in around 40 historical films, currently in production.</p>Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:49:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgForty Polish history films in production phase - culture ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/forty-polish-history-films-in-production-phase---culture-minister-5031From the valley to the forest: The man from Wales who has devoted his life to studying wolves in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-the-valley-to-the-forest-the-man-from-wales-who-has-devoted-his-life-to-studying-wolves-in-poland-5027<p>For Welsh biologist Tom Diserens, Poland’s Białowieża Forest is Europe’s Serengeti and Great Barrier Reef in one.</p>Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:32:00 +0100ScienceNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/chi3jvfblaghn996eql1xg.jpegTom Diserens left Wales to discover his Polish roots and now studies wolves in Poland’s Białowieża Forest.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-the-valley-to-the-forest-the-man-from-wales-who-has-devoted-his-life-to-studying-wolves-in-poland-5027Government to adopt plan for 5G soon – Polish ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/government-to-adopt-plan-for-5g-soon--polish-minister-5025<p>A plan for the implementation of 5G technology is practically finished and it should be adopted by the government in the form of a resolution soon, Minister of Digital Affairs Marek Zagórski told PAP.</p>Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgGovernment to adopt plan for 5G soon – Polish ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/government-to-adopt-plan-for-5g-soon--polish-minister-5025She’s a trucking girl in a Barbie world: Female truck driver with over 250k YouTube fans becomes new face of Barbie Shero collectionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shes-a-barbie-girl-in-a-truckers-world-female-truck-driver-with-over-250k-youtube-fans-becomes-new-face-of-barbie-shero-collection-5021<p>A female truck driver is set to become a role model for thousands of young girls after being turned into a Barbie doll.</p>Wed, 06 Mar 2019 17:51:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/81nj8hmanf6q7ov21b60b.jpegTrucker Iwona Blecharczyk from Podkarpacie was chosen for the Shero Barbie campaign for proving that “women can fulfil themselves in difficult professions.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shes-a-barbie-girl-in-a-truckers-world-female-truck-driver-with-over-250k-youtube-fans-becomes-new-face-of-barbie-shero-collection-5021Girl Power! Polish women soar to 8th place in global employment rankinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/girl-power-polish-women-soar-to-8th-place-in-global-employment-ranking-5020<p>Poland has advanced to 8th place in the PwC Women in Work Index which compares the condition of women in the labour market and their impact on the economy in the 33 OECD countries.</p>Wed, 06 Mar 2019 15:56:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ir0ykaghe55bbzzelp4vn.jpegPoland continuous to be statistically successful for having one of the best job markets for women in the EU, due to the second lowest gender pay gap (after Luxembourg), which is estimated at only 5 percent.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/girl-power-polish-women-soar-to-8th-place-in-global-employment-ranking-5020Pay up! PM turns on Fat Cat companies which ‘avoid’ paying taxeshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pay-up-pm-turns-on-fat-cat-companies-which-avoid-paying-taxes-5018<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki says large international companies making huge profits in Poland, especially in the IT sector such as Facebook, Google and Apple should be paying more taxes in the countries where they are running their businesses.</p>Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:47:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0urj9j6dc3cdm03ggfjsx.jpegThe PM said that something along the lines of a digital tax should be introduced, adding that such a solution would best be implemented at the EU level.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pay-up-pm-turns-on-fat-cat-companies-which-avoid-paying-taxes-5018Gdańsk Shipyard signs contract with Finnish firm Konecraneshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdansk-shipyard-signs-contract-with-finnish-firm-konecranes-5016<p>Poland's Gdańsk Shipyard on Wednesday signed a contract with the Finnish crane maker Konecranes under which the Polish company will produce cranes for the European and North American markets, PAP was told by an Industrial Development Agency (ARP) official.</p>Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:12:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgGdańsk Shipyard signs contract with Finnish firm Konecraneshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdansk-shipyard-signs-contract-with-finnish-firm-konecranes-5016It’s the Flintstones! Archaeologists find 60,000-year-old Neanderthal workshop with 17,000 flint objectshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-the-flintstones-archaeologists-find-60000-year-old-neanderthal-workshop-with-17000-flint-objects-5014<p>A flint workshop belonging to Neanderthals has been discovered in southern Poland.</p>Wed, 06 Mar 2019 13:47:00 +0100ScienceHistoryNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j3sn1hknov97bcxlpqzd3i.jpegThe archaeologists found a huge number of objects made out of flint – perhaps 17,000 – which they believe to have been left there 60,000 years ago by Neanderthals.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-the-flintstones-archaeologists-find-60000-year-old-neanderthal-workshop-with-17000-flint-objects-5014US ambassador remembers Polish and American hero Gen. Pułaskihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-ambassador-remembers-polish-and-american-hero-gen-pulaski-5012<p>US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that today we celebrate the 274th anniversary of the birth of Polish and American hero Kazimierz Pułaski.</p>Wed, 06 Mar 2019 12:58:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUS ambassador remembers Polish and American hero Gen. Pułaskihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-ambassador-remembers-polish-and-american-hero-gen-pulaski-5012Polish-German youth orchestra to play Gorzów Philharmonichttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-german-youth-orchestra-to-play-gorzow-philharmonic-5010<p>The Polish-German Youth Symphony Orchestra will give a concert in the Gorzów Philharmonic, western Poland, on Saturday as part of the Odra River Music Days Festival, the philharmonic's spokesperson Urszula Śliwińska has announced.</p>Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:55:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish-German youth orchestra to play Gorzów Philharmonichttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-german-youth-orchestra-to-play-gorzow-philharmonic-5010Poland among countries best prepared for no-deal Brexit - Dep. FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-among-countries-best-prepared-for-no-deal-brexit---dep-fm-5007<p>Poland is one of the three or four countries best prepared when it comes to limiting the costs of a no-deal Brexit, Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański said on Tuesday, adding that March might see a breakthrough in the deadlock in the UK parliament.</p>Tue, 05 Mar 2019 20:53:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland among countries best prepared for no-deal Brexit - Dep. FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-among-countries-best-prepared-for-no-deal-brexit---dep-fm-5007Flying high! Meet the Warsaw ‘club’ taking remote controlled aircraft to new heightshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/flying-high-meet-the-warsaw-club-taking-remote-controlled-aircraft-to-new-heights-5004<p>To find the workshop of one of the country’s most successful engineering teams one has to go through a maze of countless staircases and corridors of the Power and Aeronautical Engineering faculty, to end up in a dark concrete basement, which remembers the communist times very well, as indicated by the outdated décor and furniture that has long outlived its date of use.</p>Tue, 05 Mar 2019 18:35:00 +0100ScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9qoo0dblcyckpitj7egwln.jpegInside the basement of one of the Warsaw University of Technology buildings lies the workshop of the SAE Aero Design Warsaw club and the birthplace of their award winning unmanned aircrafts.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/flying-high-meet-the-warsaw-club-taking-remote-controlled-aircraft-to-new-heights-5004Lewandowski equals Pizarro for highest number of career goals, but who will reign supreme?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lewandowski-equals-pizzaro-for-highest-number-of-career-goals-but-who-will-reign-supreme-5001<p>Football champ Robert Lewandowski has proved his star quality once again by equalling the Bundesliga record for scoring the highest number of career goals by a foreign player.</p>Tue, 05 Mar 2019 16:18:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wr46g6v9ur8e3zuzyvds9.jpegLewandowski looks set to overtake Pizarro in the record goal-scoring stakes following his brace on Saturday’s game.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lewandowski-equals-pizzaro-for-highest-number-of-career-goals-but-who-will-reign-supreme-5001Retail sales rise 4.7 pct y/y in January - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-rise-47-pct-yy-in-january---eurostat-4999<p>Polish retail sales grew by 4.7 percent year on year in January 2019 after a 4.9 percent increase in December 2018. Month on month, retail sales went up by 0.6 percent, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:02:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRetail sales rise 4.7 pct y/y in January - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-rise-47-pct-yy-in-january---eurostat-4999Music fan seeks to ‘educate the world’ with his incredible collection of over 5,000 interwar classic hitshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/music-fan-seeks-to-educate-the-world-with-his-incredible-collection-of-over-5000-interwar-classic-hits-4994<p>With its modest title and archival appearance, StareMelodie.pl is a website which might, at first, appear unremarkable.</p>Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:43:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0nvnjdmv5womq3mpm9egdq.jpegHidden in the depths of search engines and databases, the website is the kind of place you would only find if you already knew what you were looking for. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/music-fan-seeks-to-educate-the-world-with-his-incredible-collection-of-over-5000-interwar-classic-hits-4994MiG-29 accidents proof of need to by fifth-generation fighters - aidehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mig-29-accidents-proof-of-need-to-by-fifth-generation-fighters---aide-4991<p>The accidents of MiG-29 planes are dramatic evidence of the correct activities undertaken by the Polish Ministry of Defence with the aim of buying fifth-generation fighters, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, Michał Dworczyk, stated on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Mar 2019 11:24:00 +0100Newshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMiG-29 accidents proof of need to by fifth-generation fighters - aidehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mig-29-accidents-proof-of-need-to-by-fifth-generation-fighters---aide-4991Minister replies to French counterpart's letter over Holocaust conferencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/minister-replies-to-french-counterparts-letter-over-holocaust-conference-4990<p>Polish Deputy Prime Minister, Science and Higher Education Minister Jarosław Gowin replied on Monday to a letter sent on Friday by his French counterpart, Frederique Vidal, concerning "anti-Semitic interferences" at a Paris conference on the Holocaust.</p>Mon, 04 Mar 2019 20:17:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMinister replies to French counterpart's letter over Holocaust conferencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/minister-replies-to-french-counterparts-letter-over-holocaust-conference-4990Development Agency initiates space agency business incubatorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/development-agency-initiates-space-agency-business-incubator-4988<p>Three consortiums, working under Poland's Industrial Development Agency (ARP), signed an agreement on Monday, aimed at establishing the first business incubator for the European Space Agency in Central Europe.</p>Mon, 04 Mar 2019 18:12:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgDevelopment Agency initiates space agency business incubatorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/development-agency-initiates-space-agency-business-incubator-4988It’s a stairway to SEVEN as Poland storms into first place with seven medals at athletics championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-a-stairway-to-seven-as-poland-storms-into-first-place-with-seven-medals-at-athletics-championships-4985<p>Poland have stormed their way into first place with a stunning seven medals during the European Athletics Indoor Championship.</p>Mon, 04 Mar 2019 17:20:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ft4t2rdnfiuapinpkxz08j.jpegThe dream team of Anna Kiełbasińska, Iga Baumgart-Witan, Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik and Justyna Święty-Ersetic dominated the 4x400m women’s relay. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-a-stairway-to-seven-as-poland-storms-into-first-place-with-seven-medals-at-athletics-championships-4985Tree-mendous! Sixteen hopefuls through to finals of Tree of the Year awardshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tree-mendous-sixteen-hopefuls-through-to-finals-of-tree-of-the-year-awards-4981<p>The oldest is more than 600 years old, the highest measures over 26 metres and the widest canopy stretches almost 9 metres.</p>Mon, 04 Mar 2019 15:49:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zm0ev6yhyuodw0m0tj7gf6.jpegGrab Jankowicki is a unique tree specimen. Estimated to be around 300 years old, this tree is a kind of phenomenon among hornbeams, which rarely live so long. It grows in the forest on the outskirts of the village of Jankowice, founded in 1260 by the Cistercians, and whose name comes from the name of its mythical founder, knight Janik.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tree-mendous-sixteen-hopefuls-through-to-finals-of-tree-of-the-year-awards-4981Over 50 pct of Poles to take part in European elections - pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-50-pct-of-poles-to-take-part-in-european-elections---poll-4980<p>In all, 52 percent of Poles have declared in a CBOS survey that they will take part in the forthcoming elections to the European Parliament (EP) in May.</p>Mon, 04 Mar 2019 15:07:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgOver 50 pct of Poles to take part in European elections - pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-50-pct-of-poles-to-take-part-in-european-elections---poll-4980Gold train hunter strikes GOLD with discovery of priceless 500-year-old renaissance wall arthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gold-train-hunter-strikes-gold-with-discovery-of-priceless-500-year-old-renaissance-wall-art-4977<p>A Polish explorer who spent years hunting for a Nazi gold train has finally struck gold following the discovery of 24 priceless renaissance wall portraits dating back 500 years.</p>Mon, 04 Mar 2019 14:22:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cqtxz3kiuodjh4ryyr65dj.jpegFeeling proud! Piotr Koper failed to find a gold train packed with looted art but is laughing now after his discovery of 24 priceless 500-year-old wall portraits. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gold-train-hunter-strikes-gold-with-discovery-of-priceless-500-year-old-renaissance-wall-art-4977PM praises Polish e-sport at industry eventhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-praises-polish-e-sport-at-industry-event-4974<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Sunday expressed praise for Poland's successes in e-sport while talking to participants and organisers of the Intel Extreme Masters event in the southern city of Katowice on Sunday.</p>Sun, 03 Mar 2019 20:45:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPM praises Polish e-sport at industry eventhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-praises-polish-e-sport-at-industry-event-4974Hidden Depths: the photographer exploring the planet’s forbidden secretshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hidden-depths-the-polish-photographer-exploring-the-planets-forbidden-secrets-4969<p>It’s raining, dark and slippery. One false move, a misstep or suchlike, will take Natalia plunging eight floors onto the pavement down below. The stakes are high, and the consequences potentially fatal, but for Natalia, the reward outweighs the risk – inching her way around a conical roof slicked in rainwater, a fire escape on the other side will take her inside her target: an auction house that’s sat abandoned since 1937. This is her grail.</p>Sun, 03 Mar 2019 17:29:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/oaeuo4qdztb9dd37lni7.jpegDocumenting her adventures on her blog, Dead Inside, Natalia’s images reveal secret worlds that have been trapped in time.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hidden-depths-the-polish-photographer-exploring-the-planets-forbidden-secrets-4969PM praises athletes' golden performancehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-praises-athletes-golden-performance-4965<p><span lang="EN-US">Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, took to Twitter to lavish praise on the country’s athletes for their stellar performance at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow.</span></p>Sun, 03 Mar 2019 17:11:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g7l1gryay5joojfaao8jxr.jpegGold for Paweł Wojciechowski (R) and silver for Piotr Lisek in the pole vault.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-praises-athletes-golden-performance-4965Three Poles recognised by National Geographic as Adventurers of the Yearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-poles-recognised-by-national-geographic-as-adventurers-of-the-year-4961<p>National Geographic, the oldest and most prestigious travel magazine in the world, has honoured Andrzej Bargiel, Adam Bielecki and Denis Urubko with the 2019 Adventurers of the Year title.</p>Sun, 03 Mar 2019 14:48:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9si0rzm1ktwyx1n6lpc9z.jpegWhat comes down has to go up first. Bargiel makes his way up the mountain.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-poles-recognised-by-national-geographic-as-adventurers-of-the-year-4961Polish e-tailer footwear seller walks over European rivals as it marches into the futurehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-e-tailer-footwear-seller-walks-over-european-rivals-as-it-marches-into-the-future-4959<p>Inside the futuristic stores patrons will find digital screens, foot scanners and comfortable furniture but all the shoes are in the stockroom.</p>Sun, 03 Mar 2019 11:21:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/utsk5oc93eqmyn98cewa.jpegTaking a step into the future. Scanners at the e-obuwie shop measure a customer’s feet.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-e-tailer-footwear-seller-walks-over-european-rivals-as-it-marches-into-the-future-4959Stunning photos that capture 100 years of Poland's independence highlight fascinating new history bookhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/time-snap-new-book-shows-100-years-of-polish-history-through-the-eyes-of-photographers-4952<p>An album of photos from the archives of the Polish Telegraphic Agency, Polish Press Agency (PAP), and Central Photographic Agency has been published by PAP to mark Poland’s centenary of regaining independence.</p>Sat, 02 Mar 2019 17:35:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ips6j0rowt89xmcotkllhu.jpegWarsaw in flames. Just one of the dramatic images found in the new album.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/time-snap-new-book-shows-100-years-of-polish-history-through-the-eyes-of-photographers-4952EU's Common Agricultural Policy must be continued, expanded - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eus-common-agricultural-policy-must-be-continued-expanded---pm-4950<p>The EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is one of the key elements of Polish national politics, and should not only be continued, but expanded, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday at the European Agriculture Forum in Jasionka in south-eastern Poland.</p>Sat, 02 Mar 2019 16:23:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEU's Common Agricultural Policy must be continued, expanded - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eus-common-agricultural-policy-must-be-continued-expanded---pm-4950Poland marks Cursed Soldiers National Remembrance Dayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-marks-cursed-soldiers-national-remembrance-day-4948<p>High state officials, including the president and prime minister, commemorated Poland's Cursed Soldiers anti-communist underground in Friday observances marking Cursed Soldiers National Remembrance Day (Mar. 1). Commemorations of the Cursed Soldiers took place countrywide.</p>Sat, 02 Mar 2019 15:40:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland marks Cursed Soldiers National Remembrance Dayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-marks-cursed-soldiers-national-remembrance-day-4948The ‘female Lewandowski’ expected to lead from the front for Poland in international tournamenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-female-lewandowski-expected-to-lead-from-the-front-for-poland-in-international-tournament-4946<p>A Polish football player dubbed the ‘female Lewadowski’ after becoming a star performer for her German club is fronting the Polish challenge in an international tournament.</p>Sat, 02 Mar 2019 15:17:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e1ynj0kj4lv3zti6v8p6mc.jpegGoing for goal. Pajor is major star in Germany’s women’s game.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-female-lewandowski-expected-to-lead-from-the-front-for-poland-in-international-tournament-4946Time to scoot: electric scooters gear up to invade streets and pavements across the countryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/time-to-scoot-electric-scooters-gear-up-to-invade-streets-and-pavements-across-the-country-4942<p>Talk to the protagonists and they will tell you that Poland’s cities are about to witness a two-wheeled transport revolution driven by the whine of an electric motor. Electric scooters, be they foot powered or moped like, have already started to appear in the country’s major towns, and soon, some say, they will become a common sight.</p>Sat, 02 Mar 2019 12:22:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3h9nhninv7p9klt7oxt2o9.jpegElectric scooters are set to become an increasingly common sight in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/time-to-scoot-electric-scooters-gear-up-to-invade-streets-and-pavements-across-the-country-4942Well done, boys! Kubacki and Stoch get silver AND gold!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-kubacki-wins-ski-jumping-gold-at-world-championships-4941<p>Dawid Kubacki won gold at men's normal hill competition in the Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld, Austria, on Friday.</p>Sat, 02 Mar 2019 09:13:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mqa8yv97plyafl113mqmc.jpegWinter glory. Stoch and Kubacki celebrate their achievements.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-kubacki-wins-ski-jumping-gold-at-world-championships-4941House of Horrors! After WWII, officers from Stalin’s dreaded NKVD turned this villa into a torture hell for resistance fightershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/house-of-horrors-after-wwii-officers-from-stalins-dreaded-nkvd-turned-this-villa-into-a-torture-hell-for-resistance-fighters-4933<p>For many Polish soldiers, the end of the war with Germany in 1945 did not mean the end of their fight.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 19:35:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/blwwi49rfvi1k6ypf4wd99.jpegThe house that hell built! It was here that in January 1945 the Stalinist NKVD set up a torture centre where members of the continuing Polish resistance were imprisoned and interrogated. From February to October 1945, it is estimated that over a thousand people were imprisoned and many were later executed.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/house-of-horrors-after-wwii-officers-from-stalins-dreaded-nkvd-turned-this-villa-into-a-torture-hell-for-resistance-fighters-4933Cursed or Unbreakable? The Anti-Communist Resistance in Poland: Special Episodehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/cursed-or-unbreakable-the-anti-communist-resistance-in-poland-special-episode-278<p>To mark the official ceremonies around the National Day of Remembrance for the Cursed Soldiers, our host @paddyney takes viewers on a special journey back in time to a world in which WWII DOESN’T end in 1945. What follows is a bloody guerrilla battle between Poland’s Home Army and the Communist authorities determined to stamp out democracy in Stalin’s new empire. In this episode find out why the Polish Home Army continued to fight against communism, discover the horrific conditions in which Resistance fighters were tortured, interrogated and murdered by communists, and visit the Museum in Warsaw dedicated to remembering political prisoners under communism.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 17:56:00 +0100HistoryNewsHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9w9a9cmtailbhy28tx4dl5.jpegHeart of Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/cursed-or-unbreakable-the-anti-communist-resistance-in-poland-special-episode-278Leaders gather for Bucharest Nine Summithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/leaders-gather-for-bucharest-nine-summit-4931<p>As NATO prepares to celebrate its 70th birthday, leaders of Poland and eight other countries in the region met in Slovakia yesterday for a summit of the Bucharest Nine.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 17:03:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fcllvmyphrtmzsqjjgobzi.jpegThe B9, which meets quarterly, brought together nine countries in Central and Eastern Europe: Poland, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/leaders-gather-for-bucharest-nine-summit-4931What’s going on?!?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/whats-going-on-4928<p>I’ve been reading Jazz Forum magazine’s readers’ poll, and while I agree with some of their choices, I disagree with many more. Indeed, it reminds me of the line that separates the “old timers” from the new forces in Polish jazz.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 15:22:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsDan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p4g83wwyqofvua118xpbc.jpegThe Marcin Wasilewski Trio – winning the album of the year category with their exhilarating 'Live' recording for ECM – is definitely one of the best jazz groups in the world now, and in the very competitive jazz trio format has few rivals.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/whats-going-on-4928Testing proves testing for Kubica and Russell as both end up second from LAST in trialshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/testing-proves-testing-for-kubica-and-russell-as-both-end-up-second-from-last-in-trials-4925<p>The final day of the Formula 1 pre-season testing is underway and Robert Kubica is once again behind the wheel of the ROKiT Williams Racing’s FW42 car.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:04:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/63h2vraa9c892maikyov0q.jpegRobert Kubica and George Russell compare ideas in Catalonia where they are testing the ROKiT Williams Racing’s FW42 car ahead of the Australian Grand Prix on March 17th.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/testing-proves-testing-for-kubica-and-russell-as-both-end-up-second-from-last-in-trials-4925Poland marks Cursed Soldiers National Remembrance Dayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-marks-cursed-soldiers-national-remembrance-day-4924<p>A ceremonial roll call at the at the Pantheon of the Independence Underground Soldiers in Warsaw's Powązki Cemetery inaugurated nation-wide commemorations of the Cursed Soldiers National Remembrance Day observed on March 1.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 13:10:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland marks Cursed Soldiers National Remembrance Dayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-marks-cursed-soldiers-national-remembrance-day-4924Will they stay or will they go? Registering stay before Brexit will make life easier, immigration authorities tell Britshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/will-they-stay-or-will-they-go-registering-stay-before-brexit-will-make-life-easier-immigration-authorities-tell-brits-4923<p>Poland’s Office for Foreigners’ Affairs (Urząd do Spraw Cudzoziemców, UdSC) has encouraged UK citizens to formally register their stay in Poland as it will facilitate their efforts to stay legally in the country in the event of a no-deal Brexit.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 12:46:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gfxnkgq5oqputws1ds9uv.jpegWill they stay or will they go? With uncertainty looming for thousands of Brits living in Poland, the government has drawn up new regulations to make it easier for them to stay if the UK leaves the EU.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/will-they-stay-or-will-they-go-registering-stay-before-brexit-will-make-life-easier-immigration-authorities-tell-brits-4923Programme proposals are investments not costs - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/programme-proposals-are-investments-not-costs---polish-pm-4922<p>All retirees will receive support from the Retirement Plus programme every year from 2019, including disability claimants, and income tax will be waived for all workers under 26, apart from those who are self-employed, PM Mateusz Morawiecki has told PAP.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 12:08:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgProgramme proposals are investments not costs - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/programme-proposals-are-investments-not-costs---polish-pm-4922Exports of agri-food products rose to EUR 29.3 bln in 2018https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exports-of-agri-food-products-rose-to-eur-293-bln-in-2018-4917<p>The value of agri-food exports in 2018 reached an unprecedented level of EUR 29.3 bln, which was 5.5 percent higher than in 2017, the National Support Centre for Agricultural (KOWR) announced.</p>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 09:42:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgExports of agri-food products rose to EUR 29.3 bln in 2018https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exports-of-agri-food-products-rose-to-eur-293-bln-in-2018-4917Ground control to major… NASA’s Insight mission runs into trouble after hammering Mole fails to receive ordershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ground-control-to-major-nasas-insight-mission-runs-into-trouble-after-hammering-mole-fails-to-receive-orders-4912<p>NASA’s Insight mission on Mars has encountered its first problem, with a command from Ground Control failing to reach its Martian-based robot.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:10:00 +0100ScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v473dwq0vwphslsxxeh8l7.jpegNASA’s Insight Mission will shed light on how warm and geologically active Mars still is, study its reflexes as it whips about in its orbit around the sun, and provide essential clues on the evolution of the rocky planets of our solar system. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ground-control-to-major-nasas-insight-mission-runs-into-trouble-after-hammering-mole-fails-to-receive-orders-4912It’s Fat Thursday and time to go nuts for donuts. But DONUT eat too many!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-fat-thursday-and-time-to-go-nuts-for-donuts-but-donut-eat-too-many-4907<p>The earliest customers, I’m told, started lining up outside the door at four in the morning, principally to avoid a queue that will most likely eventually stretch out to become the longest one in Warsaw recorded on this day.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:09:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qmd6fvwwe9vspqqjl55a.pngOriginating from the practice of feasting on the last Thursday before Lent, while the religious aspect may have been diluted, the mania for doughnuts has not subsided. Seen as the traditional food on which to binge, approximately 100 million doughnuts stand to be consumed on the tastiest day in the Polish calendar.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-fat-thursday-and-time-to-go-nuts-for-donuts-but-donut-eat-too-many-4907Golden oldie! After centuries of identity crisis, Złoty is named Poland’s official currencyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/golden-oldie-after-centuries-of-identity-crisis-zloty-is-named-polands-official-currency-4902<p>One hundred years ago today the Złoty returned from exile to be named the official currency of Poland – although it would take another five before it actually came into being.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:34:00 +0100BusinessHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/iw11ro25idlpwddumri29.jpegOn February 28th, 1919, it was officially announced that the Złoty would be Poland’s future currency. The decision was realized five years later on 28th April, 1924, by PM Władysław Grabski (pictured). https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/golden-oldie-after-centuries-of-identity-crisis-zloty-is-named-polands-official-currency-4902We must remember the Huta Pieniacka murder victims - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/we-must-remember-the-huta-pieniacka-murder-victims---pm-4901<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Thursday that Poland owes remembrance to Poles who were murdered in Huta Pieniacka (today western Ukraine) by Ukrainians from the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), a Nazi SS division and other barbaric units.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:50:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgWe must remember the Huta Pieniacka murder victims - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/we-must-remember-the-huta-pieniacka-murder-victims---pm-4901Computer Museum in Katowice to cooperate with British Computing Museumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/computer-museum-in-katowice-to-cooperate-with-british-computing-museum-4900<p>Established over six years ago, the Museum of Computer and Information Technology in Katowice, southern Poland, plans to cooperate with the prestigious National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, located close to London.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:14:00 +0100Art & CultureScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgComputer Museum in Katowice to cooperate with British Computing Museumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/computer-museum-in-katowice-to-cooperate-with-british-computing-museum-4900Poland to offer incentives for issuers, investors in new strategyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-offer-incentives-for-issuers-investors-in-new-strategy-4899<p>Poland will offer tax incentives for issuers and investors, improve the operation of tax administration and supervision bodies and simplify regulations under the country's new Capital Market Development Strategy published by the Finance Ministry on Thursday.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:38:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland to offer incentives for issuers, investors in new strategyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-offer-incentives-for-issuers-investors-in-new-strategy-4899Poland's GDP up 4.9 pct y/y in 4th quarter - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-up-49-pct-yy-in-4th-quarter---stats-office-4897<p>The Polish economy grew by 4.9 percent year on year in the fourth quarter of 2018, in line with an earlier flash estimate, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:40:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's GDP up 4.9 pct y/y in 4th quarter - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-up-49-pct-yy-in-4th-quarter---stats-office-4897Super Trupa Trupa! Gdańsk band sign to ‘Nirvana label’ Sub Pop, but fame is the last thing on their mindshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/super-trupa-trupa-gdansk-band-sign-to-nirvana-label-sub-pop-but-fame-is-the-last-thing-on-their-minds-4893<p>You may never have heard of them, and they’d probably like that.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:48:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fqlsbtyiew6fna7cqweso.jpegGdańsk indie band Trupa Trupa are about to hit the big time after being signed to Sound Pop – the label that brought the world Nirvana.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/super-trupa-trupa-gdansk-band-sign-to-nirvana-label-sub-pop-but-fame-is-the-last-thing-on-their-minds-4893No deal Brexit should be avoided at all cost - Polish FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-deal-brexit-should-be-avoided-at-all-cost---polish-fm-4892<p>From Poland's perspective, the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union with no deal reached should be avoided at all cost, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on private radio on Thursday.</p>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:14:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgNo deal Brexit should be avoided at all cost - Polish FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-deal-brexit-should-be-avoided-at-all-cost---polish-fm-4892Oil by myself! Orlen leading the way as ONLY company in CEE to be ranked one of world’s most ethicalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oil-by-myself-orlen-leading-the-way-as-only-company-in-cee-to-be-ranked-one-of-worlds-most-ethical-4886<p>Polish oil firm PKN Orlen has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, as the only company from Central and Eastern Europe.</p>Wed, 27 Feb 2019 17:35:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v3vu15vhvbab8vfv4b6nl.jpegNamed one of the most ethical companies in the world, Orlen was the only CEE country to make it on to the list.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oil-by-myself-orlen-leading-the-way-as-only-company-in-cee-to-be-ranked-one-of-worlds-most-ethical-4886Warsaw museum launches film comp to document connection 9 million descendants of Polish Jews around the world have to Poland todayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-museum-launches-film-comp-to-document-connection-9-million-descendants-of-polish-jews-around-the-world-have-to-poland-today-4884<p>The tragic harvest that Germany’s Holocaust against the Jews reaped on its victims is well known.</p>Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:20:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/figcmz43p5q00v5appnr8o0m.jpegFor centuries, Poland was home to the largest and most significant Jewish community in the world, and it was a principal center of Jewish culture thanks to a long period of religious tolerance and social autonomy. By 1939 it was the largest Jewish community in Europe.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-museum-launches-film-comp-to-document-connection-9-million-descendants-of-polish-jews-around-the-world-have-to-poland-today-4884Poland can play key role in Europe - French ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-can-play-key-role-in-europe---french-minister-4883<p>Poland can play a key role in mapping out Europe's future, French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told the Polish daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:26:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland can play key role in Europe - French ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-can-play-key-role-in-europe---french-minister-4883Polish sports minister to run for WADA chairhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-sports-minister-to-run-for-wada-chair-4881<p>Polish Minister of Sport and Tourism Witold Bańka will be the European candidate for head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Council of Europe decided on Wednesday in Strasbourg.</p>Wed, 27 Feb 2019 12:02:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish sports minister to run for WADA chairhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-sports-minister-to-run-for-wada-chair-4881LOT Polish Airlines launches new Kraków-Tel Aviv connectionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lot-polish-airlines-launches-new-krakow-tel-aviv-connection-4880<p>LOT Polish Airlines, the flag carrier of Poland, has launched a new connection from Kraków (southern Poland) to Tel Aviv, Israel, Kraków Airport has announced.</p>Wed, 27 Feb 2019 10:04:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgLOT Polish Airlines launches new Kraków-Tel Aviv connectionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lot-polish-airlines-launches-new-krakow-tel-aviv-connection-4880Great ball of…GOLD! Gdańsk company on a roll as it continues to snaffle up awardshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/great-ball-ofgold-gdansk-company-on-a-roll-as-it-continues-to-snaffle-up-awards-4876<p>A Gdańsk company which has been picking up awards around the world for its campaign to promote an art exhibition has won yet another one.</p>Tue, 26 Feb 2019 17:52:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cw1r8sjtyd4yczg18ywceo.jpegThe campaign which won the category of ‘Excellent Communications Design: Corporate Identity’ shows a huge golden sphere hovering over famous Gdańsk landmarks as well as the Polish coast. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/great-ball-ofgold-gdansk-company-on-a-roll-as-it-continues-to-snaffle-up-awards-4876Singing from the same song sheet: 92 years ago, 18th century folk song was chosen as national anthemhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/singing-from-the-same-song-sheet-92-years-ago-18th-century-folk-song-was-chosen-as-national-anthem-4872<p>After regaining independence 100 years ago, it would take another nine before Poland got a national anthem.</p>Tue, 26 Feb 2019 15:32:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wxgdb7yoj9z5i1t0a7l7p.jpegThe Dąbrowski Mazurka written by Józef Wybicki and named in honour of General Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, was meant to inspire hope for independence. (Pictured: Original handwritten manuscript of the anthem in Wybicki’s handwriting). https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/singing-from-the-same-song-sheet-92-years-ago-18th-century-folk-song-was-chosen-as-national-anthem-4872E-sport event of the yearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/e-sport-event-of-the-year-4870<p>Katowice will become the global capital of e-sport. At the turn of February and March there will be the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) 2019, one of the most important e-sports events of the year. This time it will be even more special. For the first time in Poland, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major rank tournament will be played.</p>Tue, 26 Feb 2019 13:41:00 +0100SportPoland NowLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xpjjp5be8cekvrkticzcp.jpegIntel Extreme Masters 2017https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/e-sport-event-of-the-year-4870Brainy Beata bags chief economist slot at EBRD, becoming first woman EVER to hold the jobhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/brainy-beata-bags-chief-economist-slot-at-ebrd-becoming-first-woman-ever-to-hold-the-job-4867<p>The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has appointed a Pole as its new chief economist.</p>Tue, 26 Feb 2019 13:02:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/seh2suzrxma99zlhvjddjq.jpegBeata Javorcik, who will join the bank on 1 September, will be the first woman to hold the position. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/brainy-beata-bags-chief-economist-slot-at-ebrd-becoming-first-woman-ever-to-hold-the-job-4867Polish Embassy in London starts Brexit information meetings for Poleshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-embassy-in-london-starts-brexit-information-meetings-for-poles-4864<p>The Polish Embassy in London launched a series of information meetings on Monday regarding the situation of the Polish community in the UK and the expected consequences of Brexit.</p>Tue, 26 Feb 2019 09:29:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish Embassy in London starts Brexit information meetings for Poleshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-embassy-in-london-starts-brexit-information-meetings-for-poles-4864Poland to celebrate 20th anniversary of joining NATOhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-celebrate-20th-anniversary-of-joining-nato-4863<p>On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Poland's accession to NATO, the Defence Ministry has announced the official celebration will be held on March 9 and will include 20 picnics at military bases, concerts and meetings with soldiers.</p>Tue, 26 Feb 2019 09:24:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland to celebrate 20th anniversary of joining NATOhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-celebrate-20th-anniversary-of-joining-nato-4863‘Apps it all about?’ shop chain beats Sunday trading rules with introduction of phone apphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/apps-it-all-about-shop-chain-beats-sunday-trading-rules-with-introduction-of-phone-app-4861<p>A small Polish supermarket chain has come up with an innovative solution to get round Poland’s restrictive Sunday trading laws.</p>Mon, 25 Feb 2019 15:34:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/iah7ks7svhpoign4nlwa39.jpegBio Family recently added to its network by opening an outlet in Konstancin Jeziorna near Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/apps-it-all-about-shop-chain-beats-sunday-trading-rules-with-introduction-of-phone-app-4861Slam dunk! Poland heads to basketball World Cup for first time in 52 years after victory over Croatiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/slam-dunk-poland-heads-to-basketball-world-cup-for-first-time-in-52-years-after-victory-over-croatia-4859<p>Poland’s basketball team booked its place at the World Cup for the first time in 52 years with 77-69 victory over Croatia on Friday. The team’s appearance at the World Cup, this year held in China, will also be only the second time Poland has made it to the grand stage.</p>Mon, 25 Feb 2019 13:56:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cevq2i0ye8utek4tccad2.jpegOn their way to the World Cup. Poland’s men’s basketball team qualifies for the finals for the first time in 52 years.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/slam-dunk-poland-heads-to-basketball-world-cup-for-first-time-in-52-years-after-victory-over-croatia-4859Real wage to rise by 141 percent in Poland by 2040 - PwC reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/real-wage-to-rise-by-141-percent-in-poland-by-2040---pwc-report-4858<p>By 2040, the real wage in Poland will increase by 141 percent. In two decades Polish earnings will reach the equivalent of 71 percent of the average wage in Great Britain, according to a report by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).</p>Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgReal wage to rise by 141 percent in Poland by 2040 - PwC reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/real-wage-to-rise-by-141-percent-in-poland-by-2040---pwc-report-4858No joy for Cold War as Oscars go elsewherehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-joy-for-cold-war-as-oscars-go-elsewhere-4856<p>Paweł Pawlikowski’s acclaimed film ‘Cold War’ missed out on Oscars’ glory on Sunday, with the movie leaving the awards’ ceremony empty handed.</p>Mon, 25 Feb 2019 09:43:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3oif1ba2hgj3mnf20wv5.jpegNo Oscars. Paweł Pawlikowski, pictured with his wife Małgorzata Bela, had a disappointing night in Hollywood.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-joy-for-cold-war-as-oscars-go-elsewhere-4856Poles' rights living in UK not at risk - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-rights-living-in-uk-not-at-risk---polish-pm-4854<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki commenting on Brexit has stressed that what is most important for Poland is the fact that the rights of Poles living in the UK are not threatened.</p>Sun, 24 Feb 2019 19:19:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoles' rights living in UK not at risk - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-rights-living-in-uk-not-at-risk---polish-pm-4854In Focus: Hashtagalek, the photographer redefining Poland’s urban landscapehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/in-focus-hashtagalek-the-photographer-redefining-polands-urban-landscape-4850<p>In person, Aleksander Małachowski doesn’t seem all that different to others of his age. Arriving to a trendy downtown café in Warsaw’s city centre, it’s with a heavy bag of books and the hurried look that all students share.</p>Sun, 24 Feb 2019 18:24:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cak0av0pd8jho4sssqdkyb.jpeg'I often try and include a solitary person in an image,' says the photographer. 'That’s my tribute to architecture and its scale.'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/in-focus-hashtagalek-the-photographer-redefining-polands-urban-landscape-4850Hitting a high: documentary film maker to dig deep into the minds and the lives of those who risk all on Himalayan peakshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/hitting-a-high-documentary-film-maker-to-dig-deep-into-the-minds-and-the-lives-of-those-who-risk-all-on-himalayan-peaks-276<p>Film director and climber, Eliza Kubarska took a TFN reporter to the beautiful Kampinos National Park to talk about her new project ‘The Wall of Shadows’ that examines what drives people to risk everything to get to the summits of the world’s highest mountains.</p>Sun, 24 Feb 2019 16:11:00 +0100Art & CultureSportNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2y0uvmo4ha1amrft0e8pr6.jpegpromohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/hitting-a-high-documentary-film-maker-to-dig-deep-into-the-minds-and-the-lives-of-those-who-risk-all-on-himalayan-peaks-276Hitting a high: documentary film maker to dig deep into the minds and the lives of those who risk all on Himalayan peakshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hitting-a-high-documentary-film-maker-to-dig-deep-into-the-minds-and-the-lives-of-those-who-risk-all-on-himalayan-peaks-4848<p>Film director and climber, Eliza Kubarska took a TFN reporter to the beautiful Kampinos National Park to talk about her new project ‘The Wall of Shadows’ that examines what drives people to risk everything to get to the summits of the world’s highest mountains.</p>Sun, 24 Feb 2019 15:50:00 +0100Art & CultureSportNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9x5y47kpyhtfizwjkkxhpk.jpegAlpinist and film director Eliza Kubarska will climb Mount Jannu in the Himalayas, to take a closer look at the psychology of climbers and the families they leave behind.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hitting-a-high-documentary-film-maker-to-dig-deep-into-the-minds-and-the-lives-of-those-who-risk-all-on-himalayan-peaks-4848The turbulent history of Warsaw’s silver screens laid bare in new book on the city’s cinemashttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-turbulent-history-of-warsaws-silver-screens-laid-bare-in-new-book-on-the-citys-cinemas-4844<p>Once, Warsaw’s main streets were crowded with cinemas of all types. During the war, many became ‘Only For Deutsch’, and in People’s Poland they were recruited to serve the cause of communism. After the transformation came the age of the multiplex. Warsaw’s cinemas have had a turbulent history.</p>Sun, 24 Feb 2019 12:08:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0d8kafu0r48dtyiwjkpyove.jpegThe long-gone but still famous, the Moskwa became known for screening dystopian visions of corrupt Western capitalism, most notably ‘Apocalypse Now’.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-turbulent-history-of-warsaws-silver-screens-laid-bare-in-new-book-on-the-citys-cinemas-4844Warsaw team makes waves in the fight against diabeteshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-team-makes-waves-in-the-fight-against-diabetes-4842<p>A Polish team of scientists have won international recognition for making surgery on diabetics safer.</p>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 18:06:00 +0100ScienceNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cpj5tvag9ce2whj01n87ut.jpegDoctor Michał Wszoła, the head of the research team.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-team-makes-waves-in-the-fight-against-diabetes-4842It’s a boy! Celebrations in Kulig household, but does new baby mean she’ll miss the Oscars?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kulig-could-miss-oscars-glory-after-giving-birth-to-first-child-4839<p>‘Cold War’ star Joanna Kulig may struggle to get a dose of the glitz and the glamour of Academy Awards come Sunday owing to giving birth this week to her first child.</p>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 14:42:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jy449lbhpvd27zstcoih.jpegKulig's career may be on a high but the birth of her child may stop her attending the Oscars.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kulig-could-miss-oscars-glory-after-giving-birth-to-first-child-4839That’s a rap: international football player branches out and cuts a rap trackhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thats-a-rap-international-football-player-branches-out-and-cuts-a-rap-track-4836<p>Not content with hitting the back of the net as a football player Poland international Bartosz Kapustka is hoping to hit the top of the charts with a rap song.</p>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 11:51:00 +0100Art & CultureSportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mz906263syoyxeb67lrcd.jpegRapped attention. Kapustka takes a break from football to rap away.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thats-a-rap-international-football-player-branches-out-and-cuts-a-rap-track-4836Wrocław to host 11th International Tourism Fairhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wroclaw-to-host-11th-international-tourism-fair-4834<p>Close to 170 domestic and foreign exhibitors are expected at the 11th International Tourism Fair in Wrocław, south-western Poland (March 1-3). For the first time, the fair will be located in Wrocław's City Stadium.</p>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 11:16:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgWrocław to host 11th International Tourism Fairhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wroclaw-to-host-11th-international-tourism-fair-4834Home is where the heart lies: how Warsaw shaped Chopin and won his heart foreverhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/home-is-where-the-heart-lies-how-warsaw-shaped-chopin-and-won-his-heart-forever-4832<p>Polish poet Cyprian Kamil Norwid described Fryderyk Chopin as, “A Varsovian by birth, a Pole in his heart, a citizen of the world by virtue of his talent.” He is Poland’s gift to the humanity, the Japanese venerate him and many in France even claim him as one of their own, but it was Warsaw, where the gifted pianist and composer grew up, that created the prodigious talent.</p>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 18:34:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w7nw8b3z0y76xxn6rtxxn.jpegAlthough he was born outside Warsaw Chopin is a key figure in the city’s history and culture.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/home-is-where-the-heart-lies-how-warsaw-shaped-chopin-and-won-his-heart-forever-4832The bestselling author on Poland: Interview with Adam Zamoyskihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/the-bestselling-author-on-poland-interview-with-adam-zamoyski-274<p>Adam Zamoyski is one of the most well known authors on Poland. The son of Polish aristocrats who were forced to flee Poland and live in Britain during the war, his personal story reflects that of Poland’s. His books, including the bestseller ‘Poland’ have been read all around the world. In this episode of #heartofpoland Adam talks about his life and work and his view on Polish history.</p>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:24:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2jo1ohe00bct7xk422cpsl.pngThe bestselling author on Poland: Interview with Adam Zamoyskihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/the-bestselling-author-on-poland-interview-with-adam-zamoyski-274PM likens words of Israeli foreign minister to those of a “radical extremist”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-likens-words-of-israeli-foreign-minister-to-those-of-a-radical-extremist-4829<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has attacked Israel Katz, the Israeli foreign minister, over his comments suggesting Poles were anti-Semitic, and said that it was these words that had made him cancel Poland’s participation in a Visegrad Group meeting this week in Israel.</p>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:08:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qj3y0tbc1cp22hsp51u83s.jpegMorawiecki said that when he first heard Katz’s words they seemed totally "unbelievable" to him.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-likens-words-of-israeli-foreign-minister-to-those-of-a-radical-extremist-4829Polish, Lithuanian Presidents lay wreaths at Union of Lublin monumenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-lithuanian-presidents-lay-wreaths-at-union-of-lublin-monument-4827<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, who began a two-day visit to Poland on Thursday, laid wreaths at the monument of the Union of Lublin, in Lublin, eastern Poland, on Friday.</p>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:35:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish, Lithuanian Presidents lay wreaths at Union of Lublin monumenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-lithuanian-presidents-lay-wreaths-at-union-of-lublin-monument-4827Radicals should not be allowed to rewrite history - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/radicals-should-not-be-allowed-to-rewrite-history---pm-4825<p>In an interview for the Haaretz daily published on Friday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that Poland should not allow some radicals to rewrite history.</p>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:11:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRadicals should not be allowed to rewrite history - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/radicals-should-not-be-allowed-to-rewrite-history---pm-4825Star Gazer: Poland’s Best-Known Chef, Wojciech Amaro, Looks Into The Future Of Polish Gastronomyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/star-gazer-polands-best-known-chef-wojciech-amaro-looks-into-the-future-of-polish-gastronomy-4821<p>Even in an industry prone to hyperbole and exaggeration, there are few that would dispute Wojciech Amaro’s status as the founding father of modern Polish cuisine.</p>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:15:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qqdy29qp10f8u1y5eqg7zb.jpegMichelin star chef Wojciech Amaro says: 'We’ve become a very modern country, and people don’t normally expect that. They’re picturing some grey, post-communist nation, so to find it’s actually incredibly dynamic is often a surprise.'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/star-gazer-polands-best-known-chef-wojciech-amaro-looks-into-the-future-of-polish-gastronomy-4821New Niemen anthology would have delighted the singerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-niemen-anthology-would-have-delighted-the-singer-4817<p>Possibly the most popular Polish artist of the 20<sup>th</sup> Century, Czesław Niemen was also considered “controversial”.</p>Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:00:00 +0100Art & CultureDan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0h11b8c7qx2pffood75roj.jpegCzesław Niemen is considered one the best vocalist of all time.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-niemen-anthology-would-have-delighted-the-singer-4817Fascinating commie map of postwar Warsaw shows paranoid officials heavily censored the landscapehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fascinating-commie-map-of-postwar-warsaw-shows-paranoid-officials-heavily-censoring-the-landscape-4814<p>The year 1955 was an important one for Warsaw.</p>Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:27:00 +0100HistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ov2paig06513rekf9lytbd.jpegAt the publication’s premiere yesterday evening Dr. Andrzej Skalimowski (pictured), one of the authors of the publication, told TFN: “The map was published at a turning point for Poland and Warsaw. In 1955, some light was penetrating from the West, Radio Free Europe had started broadcasting, and this demasked communism and the situation in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fascinating-commie-map-of-postwar-warsaw-shows-paranoid-officials-heavily-censoring-the-landscape-4814Lithuanian president starts visit to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lithuanian-president-starts-visit-to-poland-4812<p>Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite on Thursday afternoon started her two-day visit to Poland. She was officially welcomed by Polish President Andrzej Duda in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw.</p>Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:17:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgLithuanian president starts visit to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lithuanian-president-starts-visit-to-poland-4812Science boffins come up with eco-friendly cutlery made from POTATO FLOURhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/science-boffins-come-up-with-eco-friendly-cutlery-made-from-potato-flour-4810<p>As the EU seeks to crack down on plastic waste, scientists in Gdańsk have developed single-use cutlery from a special polymer.</p>Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:40:00 +0100BusinessScienceNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eguq8n4jbru7wu7az49pnh.jpegProfessor Helena Janik (centre) and her research team at Gdańsk University of Technology’s chemistry department with their eco-friendly spoons. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/science-boffins-come-up-with-eco-friendly-cutlery-made-from-potato-flour-4810Stock exchange debut far from amazing, but what a year for XTPL, says TFN’s Nick Westerbyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stock-exchange-debut-far-from-amazing-but-what-a-year-for-xtpl-says-tfns-nick-westerby-4807<p>A disappointing debut on Warsaw’s Main Market for technology firm XTPL doesn’t overshadow their great year.</p>Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:12:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ggbqawac5ns235xvfxd2e.jpegDr. Filip Granek from Wrocław-based precision printer of nanomaterials at the WSE yesterday where the company moved from being listed on the NewConnect to the Main Market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stock-exchange-debut-far-from-amazing-but-what-a-year-for-xtpl-says-tfns-nick-westerby-4807Wizz Air plans to carry 2.9 million passengers from Gdańsk in 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wizz-air-plans-to-carry-29-million-passengers-from-gdansk-in-2019-4805<p>In 2019, Wizz Air wants to carry 2.9 million passengers from the Gdansk Airport, in northern Poland. This year, the carrier will launch four new routes from Gdańsk: to Oslo-Sandefjord-Torp, Bodo, Bremen and Kutaisi.</p>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:28:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgWizz Air plans to carry 2.9 million passengers from Gdańsk in 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wizz-air-plans-to-carry-29-million-passengers-from-gdansk-in-2019-4805The Flying Squad! Our boys are going for gold at World Ski Championships in Austriahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-flying-squad-our-boys-are-going-for-gold-at-world-ski-championships-in-austria-4803<p>Poland’s five man ski jumping team have landed in Austria with high hopes for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championship.</p>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:56:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rtheklp8agdqs425ronc5h.jpegPoland’s ‘Flying Squad’ consisting of Jakub Wolny, Dawid Kubacki, Piotr Zyła and Kamil Stoch have been building up their form during the season, with overall rankings putting Stoch in second place, Żyła in fourth and Kubacki in fifth.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-flying-squad-our-boys-are-going-for-gold-at-world-ski-championships-in-austria-4803VAT Busters! Poland’s fight against tax fraud sees huge reduction in VAT gaphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vat-busters-polands-fight-against-tax-fraud-sees-huge-reduction-in-vat-gap-4802<p>Poland has turned the tide in the war against VAT fraud and the “grey economy”, increasing revenue while at the same time cracking those who try to dodge the tax, a new report has claimed.</p>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:14:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w8l1t32txbi757jxkvurra.jpegIn 2016 the finance ministry (pictured) came up with a three-pronged plan to tackle the VAT gap, which included targeting criminals and setting up a new organisation equipped with modern technology and methods.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vat-busters-polands-fight-against-tax-fraud-sees-huge-reduction-in-vat-gap-4802Poles and Jews are like two cousins - Poland's chief rabbihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-and-jews-are-like-two-cousins---polands-chief-rabbi-4799<p>Speaking to the Super Express daily Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich said that Poles and Jews are like two cousins who are sometimes at odds. He added that people know that family arguments can be very intense.</p>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:51:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoles and Jews are like two cousins - Poland's chief rabbihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-and-jews-are-like-two-cousins---polands-chief-rabbi-4799Polish banking sector nets EUR 3.38 bln in 2018https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-banking-sector-nets-eur-338-bln-in-2018-4797<p>The Polish banking sector posted a net profit of PLN 14.7 billion (EUR 3.38 billion) in 2018, which is a 7.5 percent increase year on year, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) said in a Wednesday report.</p>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:42:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish banking sector nets EUR 3.38 bln in 2018https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-banking-sector-nets-eur-338-bln-in-2018-4797Photographer’s stunning portraits of Indian locals sends internet into meltdownhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/photographers-stunning-portraits-of-indian-locals-sends-internet-into-meltdown-4794<p>A Polish photographer has sent the internet wild with her beautiful portraits of locals in India.</p>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:26:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fdcswmzvs2jtuf8avqazs.jpegMagdalena Bagiranow’s incredibly beautiful portraits have become a major hit on social media and she is now gaining international recognition. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/photographers-stunning-portraits-of-indian-locals-sends-internet-into-meltdown-4794US State Dep't calls on Poland, Israel to engage in dialogue - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-state-dept-calls-on-poland-israel-to-engage-in-dialogue---report-4792<p>The US Department of State, in a position handed over to Polish Radio, said both Israel and Poland are the important allies and friends of the US and called on the two countries to find a way to listen to each other, IAR Information Agency reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:37:00 +0100https://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUS State Dep't calls on Poland, Israel to engage in dialogue - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-state-dept-calls-on-poland-israel-to-engage-in-dialogue---report-4792Jewish groups respond to Israeli FM's commentshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/jewish-groups-respond-to-israeli-fms-comments-4790<p>A number of Jewish organisations have commented on controversial statements by Israel's acting Foreign Minister Israel Katz, who accused Poles of anti-Semitism, which lead to a diplomatic incident between Poland and Israel.</p>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:30:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgJewish groups respond to Israeli FM's commentshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/jewish-groups-respond-to-israeli-fms-comments-4790Could Kubica’s return be over before it’s begun? Trouble with Williams car STILL not being tested means rocky start for F1 champhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/could-kubicas-return-be-over-before-its-begun-trouble-with-williams-car-still-not-being-tested-means-rocky-start-for-f1-champ-4787<p>Troubling news keep on coming from the Formula 1 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya track, where the teams are testing their cars for the upcoming season.</p>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:29:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0jc6xebff7dqrd1uzwfbs4e.jpegAfter surviving a crash which saw his right arm almost severed, the chances of Robert Kubica returning to F1 seemed slim until he announced in November last year that he had signed for Williams for the 2019 season. But could the dream now be in jeopardy?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/could-kubicas-return-be-over-before-its-begun-trouble-with-williams-car-still-not-being-tested-means-rocky-start-for-f1-champ-4787You’re simply the best! PKO Bank Polski app takes top spot in global rankinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/youre-simply-the-best-pko-bank-polski-app-takes-top-spot-in-global-ranking-4783<p>PKO Bank Polski’s IKO mobile banking application is the best on offer for the second time in a row, according to Britain’s Retail Banker International magazine’s global ranking.</p>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:14:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5tgt9dp4x6sd68xg4eu7sl.jpegThe IKO app topped software from other banking giants including JP Morgan Chase, Barclays and Bank of America.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/youre-simply-the-best-pko-bank-polski-app-takes-top-spot-in-global-ranking-4783No room for insulting comments between allies - US ambassadorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-room-for-insulting-comments-between-allies---us-ambassador-4782<p>There is no room for insulting comments between close allies, such as Poland and Israel, like yesterday's statement by Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:06:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgNo room for insulting comments between allies - US ambassadorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-room-for-insulting-comments-between-allies---us-ambassador-4782‘Earth moving, Sun stopping’ astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, revolutionised our understanding of the universehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/earth-moving-sun-stopping-astronomer-nicolaus-copernicus-revolutionised-our-understanding-of-the-universe-4780<p>Five centuries ago, an astronomer proposed that the planets move around the sun, challenging the idea that the Earth is the centre of the universe.</p>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:50:00 +0100ScienceHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r4u89lzdkxfmdx36s6y5h.jpegNicolaus Copernicus theory that planets move around the sun revolutionised our understanding of the Earth’s place in the Universe. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/earth-moving-sun-stopping-astronomer-nicolaus-copernicus-revolutionised-our-understanding-of-the-universe-4780Average corporate wage and employment rise in Januaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/average-corporate-wage-and-employment-rise-in-january-4778<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage rose by 7.5 percent year on year to PLN 4,931.80 (EUR 1,142.81) in January and recorded a 6.5 percent monthly decrease, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:44:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgAverage corporate wage and employment rise in Januaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/average-corporate-wage-and-employment-rise-in-january-4778Jewish organisations urge restraint amid Polish-Israeli spathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/jewish-organisations-urge-restraint-amid-polish-israeli-spat-4777<p>The American Jewish Committee (AJC) urged restraint and the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland (ZGWŻ) criticised Israel's acting foreign minister's words on Monday as they tried to defuse the recent incident in Polish-Israeli relations.</p>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:54:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgJewish organisations urge restraint amid Polish-Israeli spathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/jewish-organisations-urge-restraint-amid-polish-israeli-spat-4777Mazur chomping at the bit to get back in the saddle after spectacular Dubai World Cup winhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mazur-chomping-at-the-bit-to-get-back-in-the-saddle-after-spectacular-dubai-world-cup-win-4775<p>Szczepan Mazur is off to the races… and winning!</p>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:54:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j0ch6i0qycmgw4ad4sgqp4.jpegSzczepan Mazur (R), a 23-year-old jockey from Silesia, has already earned the title of the best Polish rider.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mazur-chomping-at-the-bit-to-get-back-in-the-saddle-after-spectacular-dubai-world-cup-win-4775EU's Mogherini thanks Poland for staging Middle East conference - FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eus-mogherini-thanks-poland-for-staging-middle-east-conference---fm-4774<p>Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has thanked Poland for the organisation of a conference devoted to peace in the Middle East held in Warsaw last week, Polish FM Jacek Czaputowicz said in Brussels.</p>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:18:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEU's Mogherini thanks Poland for staging Middle East conference - FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eus-mogherini-thanks-poland-for-staging-middle-east-conference---fm-4774'Young at HEART' doc makes Forbes’ prestigious 30-under-30 listhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/young-at-heart-doc-makes-forbes-prestigious-30-under-30-list-4771<p>Dr Mateusz Hołda’s list of achievements is more than impressive. The first Pole to finish his doctoral thesis before finishing his master's studies, his doctoral dissertation received the Prime Minister's Award in 2018. After being named on the list he said: “Forbes appreciated our contribution to research on the structure of the cardiovascular system, especially its anatomy, which for many may seem like a closed science in which you cannot find too many discoveries.</p><p>“As you can see, we break this stereotype and conduct the highest quality morphological research, which is widely appreciated.</p><p>“A place on the "30 under 30" list is not only an honor, but also imposes a commitment to further hard work.”</p>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:54:00 +0100ScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/frngbwtdivhzhqbo6xl6s.jpegAfter being named on Forbes’ ‘30-under-30 Europe’ list for his ground-breaking work in to the human heart, 26-year-old Dr Mateusz Hołda said: “I am extremely happy that I found myself among the most prominent and most promising people of the young generation in Europe.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/young-at-heart-doc-makes-forbes-prestigious-30-under-30-list-4771History cannot be revised – Israeli education ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/history-cannot-be-revised--israeli-education-minister-4770<p>Israeli Minister of Education Naftali Bennett was quoted by the Jeruslaem Post as saying that history cannot be revised for the sake of the future, as this is not the way to build a relationship.</p>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:24:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgHistory cannot be revised – Israeli education ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/history-cannot-be-revised--israeli-education-minister-4770Polish chemists invent new bioplastichttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-chemists-invent-new-bioplastic-4768<p>A new bioplastic, derived mainly from starch, was invented by chemists from the Gdańsk University of Technology. The bioplastic, which is biodegradable, can be used to reduce the problem of plastic waste.</p>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:00 +0100ScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish chemists invent new bioplastichttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-chemists-invent-new-bioplastic-4768BOYCOTT! Morawiecki calls off V4 summit in Israel as diplomatic row escalates following ‘reprehensible and racist’ swipe from Israeli FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/boycott-morawiecki-calls-off-v4-summit-in-israel-as-diplomatic-row-escalates-following-reprehensible-and-racist-swipe-from-israeli-fm-4764<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has cancelled Poland’s participation at the Visegrad Group (V4) summit in Israel after the country’s foreign minister, Israel Katz, accused Poland of collaborating with Nazi Germany and said: “Poles suckle anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk."</p>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:36:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/23r1r8nu3x8qwkzy275by.jpegPM Morawiecki said Poland would not be attending the Visegrad meeting in Jerusalem which was scheduled for today and Tuesday as tensions between the two countries deepen.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/boycott-morawiecki-calls-off-v4-summit-in-israel-as-diplomatic-row-escalates-following-reprehensible-and-racist-swipe-from-israeli-fm-4764Mid-East conference helped peace process, raised Poland’s profile and strengthened Polish-US ties, says prime ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mid-east-conference-helped-peace-process-raised-polands-profile-and-strengthened-polish-us-ties-says-prime-minister-4760<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has stressed the importance of the recent Middle East summit in Warsaw, and added that the issue of property restitution for US citizens of Jewish descent has already been dealt with. Speaking in an interview for PAP, he also defended Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, following his alleged Holocaust comments.</p>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 19:59:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p6sgdoc91d3y8zktp7lz8.jpegMorawiecki said the Middle East peace conference had helped put Poland on the map and that people were already talking about a “Warsaw process”.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mid-east-conference-helped-peace-process-raised-polands-profile-and-strengthened-polish-us-ties-says-prime-minister-4760Polish PM will not attend V4 summit in Israel, spokesperson confirmshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-will-not-attend-v4-summit-in-israel-spokesperson-confirms-4759<p>Government spokesperson Joanna Kopcińska confirmed on Sunday earlier reports by a news website that PM Mateusz Morawiecki will not attend a summit of the Central European regional group V4, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem this coming Tuesday.</p>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:35:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish PM will not attend V4 summit in Israel, spokesperson confirmshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-will-not-attend-v4-summit-in-israel-spokesperson-confirms-4759Final tests being done on world’s largest e-bike systemhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/final-tests-being-done-on-worlds-largest-e-bike-system-4758<p>Final tests are being carried out before the launch of Mevo, the world’s largest metropolitan power-assisted bike system. If the tests are successful, Poland's Pomorskie province will make the two-wheelers available to users in the coming weeks.</p>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 16:07:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFinal tests being done on world’s largest e-bike systemhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/final-tests-being-done-on-worlds-largest-e-bike-system-4758Polish PM will not attend V4 summit in Israel, website reportshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-will-not-attend-v4-summit-in-israel-website-reports-4757<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki will not attend a summit of the Central European regional group V4, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem this coming Tuesday, the website wPolityce.pl reported on Sunday.</p>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:59:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish PM will not attend V4 summit in Israel, website reportshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-will-not-attend-v4-summit-in-israel-website-reports-4757New WWII computer game is propelled into Global Bestseller’s top fivehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-wwii-computer-game-is-propelled-into-global-bestsellers-top-five-4755<p>A new computer game which made its debut last week has rocketed into fifth place on the Global Bestseller list and seen the company’s share price grow by 6.4 percent.</p>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:06:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fct9eutahunak25nes203.jpegPlane Mechanic Simulator takes players back to an RAF base during WWII in the role of a ground crew technician working on some of the planes that helped win the war.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-wwii-computer-game-is-propelled-into-global-bestsellers-top-five-4755Singing In The Rain: a musical house in Poznań spotlights the relationship between art and gentrificationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/singing-in-the-rain-a-musical-house-in-poznan-spotlights-the-relationship-between-art-and-gentrification-4753<p>Glimpsed from afar, it’s a random mass of zig zagging pipework. Looking incomplete and incongruous, there are some that would write it off as a classic example of “a project that was never finished.” Yet this is not another case of lazy workmanship, rather an artistic installation that has served to further highlight Śródka’s credentials as one of Poznań’s most upcoming districts.</p>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:41:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0rwo9smzr14qn8qer1mdhl.jpegThe Zielona Symfonia “mural” is the latest artistic attraction pulling people into Śródka.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/singing-in-the-rain-a-musical-house-in-poznan-spotlights-the-relationship-between-art-and-gentrification-4753Former PM Olszewski laid to resthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-pm-olszewski-laid-to-rest-4750<p>Former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski, who died on February 7, was laid to rest on Saturday at Warsaw's Powązki Military Cemetery among other eminent Poles.</p>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:14:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFormer PM Olszewski laid to resthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-pm-olszewski-laid-to-rest-4750The Great(est) Escape: Wisła Kraków’s comeback from the “almost” deadhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-greatest-escape-wisla-krakows-comeback-from-the-almost-dead-4747<p>As a story, it had it all: gangsters and heavies, missing millions, a bungling con artist and a happy ending featuring a rugged hero. But this wasn’t a plot from the latest Guy Ritchie film, rather some of the recently reported capers at Wisła Kraków.</p>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:25:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g1bopxv70wjuex57u7exsj.jpegWisła has a passionate fan base, but criminal elements within it almost brought the club down.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-greatest-escape-wisla-krakows-comeback-from-the-almost-dead-4747Girl-band Tulia bound for Tel Aviv to sing for Poland in Eurovision Song Contesthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/girl-band-tulia-bound-for-tel-aviv-to-sing-for-poland-in-eurovision-song-contest-4744<p>An all-female four-piece group mixing Polish folk with modern music will wave the red and white flag at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv this May.</p>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:39:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zreuiuz1mu4f162pwfgcl.jpegTulia are going for Eurovision glory after being selected to represent the country.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/girl-band-tulia-bound-for-tel-aviv-to-sing-for-poland-in-eurovision-song-contest-4744Israeli PM's Office clarifies controversial media quote - Polish PM's aidehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/israeli-pms-office-clarifies-controversial-media-quote---polish-pms-aide-4743<p>Israeli Prime Minister's office has clarified the issue of the alleged statement by Benjamin Netanyahu about Polish collaboration with the Nazis, cited by the Jerusalem Post newspaper, the head of Polish PM's office Michal Dworczyk said on Saturday.</p>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:30:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgIsraeli PM's Office clarifies controversial media quote - Polish PM's aidehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/israeli-pms-office-clarifies-controversial-media-quote---polish-pms-aide-4743Going global: Polish designer rocks fashion world with her must-have bagshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/going-global-polish-designer-rocks-fashion-world-with-her-must-have-bags-4739<p>A Warsaw designer is developing a “cult status” in the world of fashion and putting her country on the map with a range of bags that bring a stylish and must-have swish at affordable prices.</p>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:19:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ves4vyaadll84m2mz5qx7.jpegMade in Poland from Italian leather Chylak's bags have become like "gold dust" as demand goes through the roof.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/going-global-polish-designer-rocks-fashion-world-with-her-must-have-bags-4739Polish, UK PMs agree in phone conversation hard Brexit must be avoidedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-uk-pms-agree-in-phone-conversation-hard-brexit-must-be-avoided-4737<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday evening that in his telephone conversation held earlier in the day with the British Prime Minister Theresa May they agreed that it is essential to avoid "hard Brexit."</p>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 12:07:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish, UK PMs agree in phone conversation hard Brexit must be avoidedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-uk-pms-agree-in-phone-conversation-hard-brexit-must-be-avoided-4737Ex-PM Olszewski's memorial services held on Saturdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ex-pm-olszewskis-memorial-services-held-on-saturday-4736<p>The main memorial services for the former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski will be held in Warsaw on Saturday. The funeral mass will start at 11 a.m. at Warsaw Cathedral.</p>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:26:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEx-PM Olszewski's memorial services held on Saturdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ex-pm-olszewskis-memorial-services-held-on-saturday-4736Epic aerial shots of Poland capture the heart: Interview with Maciej Margashttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/epic-aerial-shots-of-poland-capture-the-heart-interview-with-maciej-margas-272<p>The sky really ISN'T the limit for Maciej Margas and his partner, Aleksandra Łogusz. When every other photographer was content with standard drone shots, Maciej took to higher skies. His long-distance aerial shots of Warsaw and many other Polish cities capture a totally different side of life. One that no street-level tour could ever hope to achieve. But capturing the perfect shot isn't easy at all. It requires patience, planning and more than a little slice of luck. Find out how a love for photography developed into an award winning series of books in this #HeartofPoland interview with our host, Patrick Ney.&nbsp;</p>Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:02:00 +0100Art & CultureHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rf41ryxinz9cirqjndwkt7.pngEpic aerial shots of Poland capture its heart: Interview with Maciej Margashttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/epic-aerial-shots-of-poland-capture-the-heart-interview-with-maciej-margas-272Thinking outside the box: The Warsaw lads taking Europe by storm with their sleek, bespoke packaginghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thinking-outside-the-box-the-warsaw-lads-taking-europe-by-storm-with-their-sleek-bespoke-packaging-4734<p>A group of young entrepreneurs have become market leaders in Europe by ‘boxing clever’ with their bespoke packaging company.</p>Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:32:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2limwghxd5g0z7iz2udqdkl.jpegPackhelp’s tailor-made packaging stays on message for each brand and lets companies send their products in packaging that reflects their company.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thinking-outside-the-box-the-warsaw-lads-taking-europe-by-storm-with-their-sleek-bespoke-packaging-4734National mourning starts in Poland after ex-PM's deathhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/national-mourning-starts-in-poland-after-ex-pms-death-4733<p>A two-day period of national mourning started on Friday in honour of former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski, who died at the age of 88 a week before.</p>Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:11:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgNational mourning starts in Poland after ex-PM's deathhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/national-mourning-starts-in-poland-after-ex-pms-death-4733Israel denies newspaper reports Netanyahu accused Poland of Nazi collaborationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/israel-denies-newspaper-reports-netanyahu-accused-poland-of-nazi-collaboration-4728<p>Israel’s ambassador to Poland has denied claims in a Jewish newspaper that the Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Polish nation of collaborating with the Nazi regime during WWII.</p>Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:32:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1yf3p02tj7utx6v1vpui7q.jpegDuring a meeting with journalists at the History of Polish Jews Museum POLIN, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu was asked to refer to the situation that in Poland civil proceedings can brought against people who accuse the Polish nation of participating in war crimes - to which he was reported as saying that Poland collaborated with Nazi Germany.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/israel-denies-newspaper-reports-netanyahu-accused-poland-of-nazi-collaboration-4728Polish President, US Vice-President to visit Auschwitzhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-us-vice-president-to-visit-auschwitz-4726<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and US Vice-President Mike Pence are to visit the former Nazi-German death camp of Auschwitz in southern Poland on Friday, a symbol of Jews' extermination and the martyrdom of Poles and other nations.</p>Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:55:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish President, US Vice-President to visit Auschwitzhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-us-vice-president-to-visit-auschwitz-4726Polish flag carrier to launch new flights from Budapesthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-flag-carrier-to-launch-new-flights-from-budapest-4724<p>LOT Polish Airlines will launch two new connections from Budapest in September, to Brussels and Bucharest, the airline and Ferenc Liszt Airport in Budapest announced in a joint communique on Thursday.</p>Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:51:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish flag carrier to launch new flights from Budapesthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-flag-carrier-to-launch-new-flights-from-budapest-4724Middle East needs development to avert conflicts - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/middle-east-needs-development-to-avert-conflicts---polish-pm-4723<p>We need to ensure lasting development in the Middle East in order to avert conflicts that result from humanitarian and migration crises, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on the second day of the Middle East peace and security conference in Warsaw on Thursday.</p>Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:14:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMiddle East needs development to avert conflicts - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/middle-east-needs-development-to-avert-conflicts---polish-pm-4723No, no, no! Poland’s US Embassy rebukes reporter’s inaccurate reporting that WWII Jews fought against ‘Polish and Nazi regime’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-no-no-polands-us-embassy-rebukes-reporters-inaccurate-reporting-that-wwii-jews-fought-against-polish-and-nazi-regime-4721<p>An American journalist who reported that Jews were “fighting against the Polish and Nazi regime” in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has been reprimanded by the Polish Embassy in the US.</p>Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:37:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o0es10hgh68n3pnhs2918n.pngMSNBC journalist Andrea Mitchell (pictured) reported that during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Jews were fighting against “Polish and Nazi” regimes.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-no-no-polands-us-embassy-rebukes-reporters-inaccurate-reporting-that-wwii-jews-fought-against-polish-and-nazi-regime-4721As cool as ice! Freestylers flock to one of Europe’s oldest and most exciting freeski events for weekend of stunning stuntshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/as-cool-as-ice-freestylers-flock-to-one-of-europes-oldest-and-most-exciting-freeski-events-for-weekend-of-stunning-stunts-4718<p>Winter sports enthusiasts gather this week in the ski resort of Kotelnica Białczańska, in southern Poland, for the Garmin Winter Sports Festival.</p>Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:25:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/piitqpj28da2ncxvxy94uh.jpegOn the snow feature, located on part of the main ski slope, participants will perform stunning jumps and tricks in mid-air, rising several metres above the snow.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/as-cool-as-ice-freestylers-flock-to-one-of-europes-oldest-and-most-exciting-freeski-events-for-weekend-of-stunning-stunts-4718Polish, Israeli, US leaders to lay flowers at Ghetto Heroes Monumenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-israeli-us-leaders-to-lay-flowers-at-ghetto-heroes-monument-4716<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki along with US Vice-President Mike Pence and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will lay flowers at the Ghetto Heroes Monument in Warsaw on Thursday. Morawiecki and Pence will also lay wreaths at the Warsaw Uprising Monument.</p>Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:54:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish, Israeli, US leaders to lay flowers at Ghetto Heroes Monumenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-israeli-us-leaders-to-lay-flowers-at-ghetto-heroes-monument-4716World’s attention turns to Warsaw as delegates fly in for two-day Middle East conferencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/worlds-attention-turns-to-warsaw-as-delegates-fly-in-for-two-day-middle-east-conference-4714<p>Representatives from dozens of states including the US vice president and the prime minister of Israel have flown into Warsaw to attend an international conference aimed at tackling some of the problems racking the Middle East.</p>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:33:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1w8hqw3h9zuheuy96oj4xv.jpegA number of big names have turned up in Warsaw. US Vice President Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, and Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, have all added their weight to the gathering, along with Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, and Jeremy Hunt, the British foreign minister.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/worlds-attention-turns-to-warsaw-as-delegates-fly-in-for-two-day-middle-east-conference-4714That was worth a shot! Brit in high spirits with his homemade Polish vodka going GLOBALhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/that-was-worth-a-shot-brit-in-high-spirits-with-his-homemade-polish-vodka-going-global-4709<p>For an Englishman to come to Poland and take the Poles on at their own game, a game they have been playing for at least half a millennium, is bold to say the least.</p>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:15:00 +0100BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6ff2eftbz85f7zi3mb0k6a.jpegBorrell’s vision to bring craftsmanship and honesty to Polish vodka has come full circle as Polish vodka producer Belvedere has announced that it will start producing a terroir vodka.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/that-was-worth-a-shot-brit-in-high-spirits-with-his-homemade-polish-vodka-going-global-4709Poland signs rocket artillery deal with UShttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-signs-rocket-artillery-deal-with-us-4707<p>An agreement on the purchase of US HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) self-propelled rocket artillery was signed in Warsaw on Wednesday. The price for 20 launchers with ammunition is USD 414 million.</p>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:50:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland signs rocket artillery deal with UShttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-signs-rocket-artillery-deal-with-us-4707Poland's industrial production rises 2.7 pct y/y in December - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-rises-27-pct-yy-in-december---eurostat-4705<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 2.7 percent year on year in December 2018, after a growth of 5.3 percent in November, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:39:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's industrial production rises 2.7 pct y/y in December - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-rises-27-pct-yy-in-december---eurostat-4705Ambassador declares US will deploy more troops in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ambassador-declares-us-will-deploy-more-troops-in-poland-4703<p>US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher announced in an interview with the Financial Times on Wednesday that "the US plans to significantly increase its troop numbers in Poland as the Trump administration ratchets up its engagement in Central Europe."</p>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:53:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgAmbassador declares US will deploy more troops in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ambassador-declares-us-will-deploy-more-troops-in-poland-4703Poland shines at international comp with beautiful modern-day icons continuing a long tradition of sacred arthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-shines-at-international-comp-with-beautiful-modern-day-icons-continuing-a-long-tradition-of-sacred-art-4701<p>Poland has taken first place at an international competition of modern-day icons organised by the Icon Museum in north-eastern Poland, where most of the country’s small Orthodox Christian minority lives.</p>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:33:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kyok9v3pj9jryrldr1jcad.jpegFirst place was awarded to Stanisław Barbacki for his icon “Three youngsters in a fiery furnace”.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-shines-at-international-comp-with-beautiful-modern-day-icons-continuing-a-long-tradition-of-sacred-art-4701Interior minister opens exhibition on Polish firemen in Strasbourghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/interior-minister-opens-exhibition-on-polish-firemen-in-strasbourg-4699<p>Interior Minister Joachim Brudziński opened a photographic exhibition devoted to Polish firemen in the European Parliament on Tuesday. During their 14-day mission to Sweden in August 2018, the firemen helped the country to put out massive forest fires.</p>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:16:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgInterior minister opens exhibition on Polish firemen in Strasbourghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/interior-minister-opens-exhibition-on-polish-firemen-in-strasbourg-4699Picasso gems hidden from view in National Museum’s basement go on show at special ‘Treasures’ exhibitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/picasso-gems-hidden-from-view-in-national-museums-basement-go-on-show-at-special-treasures-exhibition-4695<p>The National Museum in Warsaw is putting on a special series of exhibitions of ‘hidden treasures’ stored in its basement - starting with the works of Pablo Picasso.</p>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:46:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dftq8b5pfyfbisggkxf7g4.jpegThe main attraction is a set of ceramics made by Picasso between 1947 and 1971.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/picasso-gems-hidden-from-view-in-national-museums-basement-go-on-show-at-special-treasures-exhibition-4695Uladzimir Chushau named new Belarusian ambassador to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/uladzimir-chushau-named-new-belarusian-ambassador-to-poland-4694<p>Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has named a new ambassador to Poland - Uladzimir Chuszhau. Handing him the nomination, the President Lukashenko warned Poland "not to flex its muscles."</p>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:48:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUladzimir Chushau named new Belarusian ambassador to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/uladzimir-chushau-named-new-belarusian-ambassador-to-poland-4694Pompeo flies in to Warsaw to ‘underscore the close strategic partnership’ with Washingtonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pompeo-flies-in-to-warsaw-to-underscore-the-close-strategic-partnership-with-washington-4693<p>US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be in Warsaw this week to discuss energy and security in the region amid global competition between America, China and Russia.</p>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:32:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/55abh3nh47ew8evt9nu9vs.jpegPompeo (R) meets the Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz (L) to discuss energy and security. He will also co-host with Poland the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East being held in Warsaw on 13-14 February.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pompeo-flies-in-to-warsaw-to-underscore-the-close-strategic-partnership-with-washington-4693Saviour, scapegoat, reformer? However he is viewed, few deny Poland’s last king was a passionate patron of the artshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/saviour-scapegoat-reformer-however-he-is-viewed-few-deny-polands-last-king-was-a-passionate-patron-of-the-arts-4690<p>Poland’s last king, Stanisław August Poniatowski, died 221 years ago today after suffering a stroke in the Marble Palace in St. Petersburg after eking out a modest pension granted by his former lover Catherine the Great of Russia.</p>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:03:00 +0100HistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ien0xwjv6gj6cx2na42w7e.jpegPoland’s last king, Stanisław Poniatowski may not have saved Poland from its dismemberment, but through his lasting legacy of art and architecture, particularly in Łazienki, he was able to create a vision of Poland as a country that was worth fighting to restore.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/saviour-scapegoat-reformer-however-he-is-viewed-few-deny-polands-last-king-was-a-passionate-patron-of-the-arts-4690Polish archaeologists develop digital guide to southern Jordanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-archaeologists-develop-digital-guide-to-southern-jordan-4688<p>Archaeologists from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, southern Poland, have developed a professional, digital guide to southern Jordan, which includes not only information about the nature and landscapes but also a word about Polish research in the region.</p>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:28:00 +0100ScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish archaeologists develop digital guide to southern Jordanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-archaeologists-develop-digital-guide-to-southern-jordan-4688President, US Vice-President to visit Auschwitz on Fridayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-us-vice-president-to-visit-auschwitz-on-friday-4686<p>President Andrzej Duda and US Vice-President Mike Pence will visit the memorial site of the former Nazi-German death camp of Auschwitz in southern Poland on Friday, Duda's office informed on Monday.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 20:35:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPresident, US Vice-President to visit Auschwitz on Fridayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-us-vice-president-to-visit-auschwitz-on-friday-4686And the coming attraction is… Poland looking to steal the show by giving incentives to international filmmakershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/and-the-coming-attraction-is-poland-looking-to-steal-the-show-by-giving-incentives-to-international-filmmakers-4680<p>A new law giving incentives to international production companies is about to come into force.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:01:00 +0100BusinessArt & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2uwmpf55vbxcc7jvcudgzr.jpegA number of big name films have already been made in Poland including David Lynch’s Inland Empire, The Chronicles of Narnia, High Life by Claire Denis and Tom Hanks’ Bridge of Spies. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/and-the-coming-attraction-is-poland-looking-to-steal-the-show-by-giving-incentives-to-international-filmmakers-4680Polish leasing market to grow by 5.5 pct in 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-leasing-market-to-grow-by-55-pct-in-2019-4678<p>Poland's leasing market will expand by 5.5 percent to PLN 87.2 billion (EUR 20.23 billion) in 2019, according to a forecast by the Polish Leasing Association (ZPL) on Monday.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:04:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish leasing market to grow by 5.5 pct in 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-leasing-market-to-grow-by-55-pct-in-2019-4678‘UK’s immigration policy will make recruiting people difficult’: CEO of Polish Business Link talks Brexithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/uks-immigration-policy-will-make-recruiting-people-difficult-ceo-of-polish-business-link-talks-brexit-4676<p>When Bart Kowalczyk was commissioned by the British foreign office to find out how many Polish business owners in Britain were considering leaving the UK because of Brexit he found out that 46 percent of those he surveyed were.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 15:50:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7p4ajiqncbeoe8ibqgojf.jpegEdinburgh-based Bart Kowalczyk runs Polish Business Link, a business platform facilitating and building links between mainly Polish firms and potential British clients.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/uks-immigration-policy-will-make-recruiting-people-difficult-ceo-of-polish-business-link-talks-brexit-4676Water lot of fun! Swimmers brave icy sea for weekend of BRRRacing funhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/water-lot-of-fun-swimmers-brave-icy-sea-for-weekend-of-brrracing-fun-4673<p>On a frosty February in Poland, most people’s idea of fun might revolve around an open fire or other warm pursuit.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 15:02:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5jv41s5blk7x4gye006ns.jpegThe coastal town of Mielno saw 4,904 cold-water lovers take the plunge.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/water-lot-of-fun-swimmers-brave-icy-sea-for-weekend-of-brrracing-fun-4673Sixty states confirm their participation in Middle East conferencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sixty-states-confirm-their-participation-in-middle-east-conference-4666<p>The Polish Foreign Minister, Jacek Czaputowicz announced on Monday that around 60 delegations, including ten from Middle East countries and all EU member states, had confirmed their participation in the Middle East conference in Warsaw on Feb. 13 and 14.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:19:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSixty states confirm their participation in Middle East conferencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sixty-states-confirm-their-participation-in-middle-east-conference-4666Polish president to inaugurate Middle East conferencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-to-inaugurate-middle-east-conference-4664<p>Poland's President Andrzej Duda will inaugurate the Middle East conference in Warsaw, to take place on Feb. 13 and 14, a presidential spokesperson announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:46:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish president to inaugurate Middle East conferencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-to-inaugurate-middle-east-conference-4664Budma international construction fair opens in Poznań on Tuesdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/budma-international-construction-fair-opens-in-poznan-on-tuesday-4663<p>The Budma International Construction and Architecture Fair, described by its organisers as the biggest construction sector event in Europe, opens at the MTP exhibition venue in Poznań (western Poland) on Tuesday.</p>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:45:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgBudma international construction fair opens in Poznań on Tuesdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/budma-international-construction-fair-opens-in-poznan-on-tuesday-4663Pole wins ski jumping contest in Lahtihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-wins-ski-jumping-contest-in-lahti-4661<p>Pole Kamil Stoch came 1st in the ski jumping World Cup competition in Lahti, Finland on Sunday.</p>Sun, 10 Feb 2019 21:13:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPole wins ski jumping contest in Lahtihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-wins-ski-jumping-contest-in-lahti-4661Poland to sign rocket artillery deal with US on Wednesdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-sign-rocket-artillery-deal-with-us-on-wednesday-4659<p>An agreement on the purchase of a division of HIMARS self-propelled rocket artillery will be signed on Wednesday, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak announced on Sunday. The price for 20 launchers with ammunition is USD 414 million.</p>Sun, 10 Feb 2019 21:03:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland to sign rocket artillery deal with US on Wednesdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-sign-rocket-artillery-deal-with-us-on-wednesday-4659A star in the making: TFN talks with Jimi Ogden, the British TV presenter that’s nailed down a slot in Poland’s DIY markethttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-star-in-the-making-tfn-talks-with-jimi-ogden-the-british-tv-presenter-thats-nailed-down-a-slot-in-polands-diy-market-4654<p>It’s an extraordinary building, the Praga Printing House. Announcing itself in a gloomy, grey flurry of communist concrete, it’s in this eastern Warsaw facility that 100 million books were printed during the plant’s socialist-era heyday. Today, however, the presses have, by and large, stammered to a halt, and the vacated halls and chambers infilled with photography studios, rehearsal rooms and other creative practices. Despite that, there’s few signs of life. The corridors are long, dark and silent, the stairwells mysteriously unsettling and the occasional unlocked room out-proportioned and illuminated by cosmic-looking skylights. It could, you imagine, be the perfect setting for a film from the canon of Kubrick or Lynch. Were you producing a Soviet remake of A Clockwork Orange, this setting would be ideal.</p>Sun, 10 Feb 2019 20:48:00 +0100BusinessArt & CultureNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6mtl99im2arsbv8k2pqtf.jpegOgden started out teaching English in Poland but got his break in DIY television through a chance meeting at a party.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-star-in-the-making-tfn-talks-with-jimi-ogden-the-british-tv-presenter-thats-nailed-down-a-slot-in-polands-diy-market-4654Nat's the way, aha, aha, we like it! Our Natalia is World Cup CHAMPhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/get-your-skates-on-maliszewska-slides-her-way-to-world-cup-glory-4650<p>Short-track speed skater Natalia Maliszewska can add the World Cup trophy to her European title over 500 metres after finishing the most successful season of her career and, perhaps, the entire history of Polish short-track skating.</p>Sun, 10 Feb 2019 15:46:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d8pglsf0uwfne151ez6vrg.jpegIce queen: Natalia Maliszewska on her way to winning the World Cup title.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/get-your-skates-on-maliszewska-slides-her-way-to-world-cup-glory-4650Different country: new report highlights massive differences between Poland 1918 and Poland 2018https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/different-country-new-report-highlights-massive-differences-between-poland-1918-and-poland-2018-4646<p>A new report has delved deep into how Poland has changed in the 100 years since it regained its independence at the end of the First World War, and throws up some stark figures.</p>Sun, 10 Feb 2019 11:29:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/odbwnsw0gupiefrtc12qn.jpegThe times they are a changing. In the 1920s 60 percent of Poles worked on the land. That number has now fallen to 10 percent.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/different-country-new-report-highlights-massive-differences-between-poland-1918-and-poland-2018-4646Four Poles killed in house fire in Germany - MFAhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/four-poles-killed-in-house-fire-in-germany---mfa-4644<p>Four Poles have died in a fire at a house in Lambrecht, Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany, Poland's Foreign Ministry's press office told PAP on Saturday, adding that the identity of the fifth victim is being established.</p>Sat, 09 Feb 2019 15:47:00 +0100Newshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFour Poles killed in house fire in Germany - MFAhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/four-poles-killed-in-house-fire-in-germany---mfa-4644Polish President, PM address Polish diaspora congress in Miamihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-pm-address-polish-diaspora-congress-in-miami-4642<p>President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki have addressed the participants of the 60 Million Congress - the Global Polonia Summit, held in Miami, Florida on Friday and Saturday.</p>Sat, 09 Feb 2019 15:39:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish President, PM address Polish diaspora congress in Miamihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-pm-address-polish-diaspora-congress-in-miami-4642Shine on: neon glory returns to the streets of Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shine-on-neon-glory-returns-to-the-streets-of-warsaw-4639<p>Neon lighting has returned to Warsaw’s Marszałkowska Street, one of the capital’s main arteries, in colourful depiction of a modernist vision of the city’s development dating back to the 1920s. Unveiled, or rather illuminated, for the first time on February 7 and called Wielka Warszawa (Great Warsaw) the brand new illumination pays homage to the days when neon’s glow ruled the roost on Warsaw’s streets.</p>Sat, 09 Feb 2019 15:16:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/31xasirs50hs7tlf1u2qun.jpegNeon in all its glory. The neon now overlooking Marszałkowska.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shine-on-neon-glory-returns-to-the-streets-of-warsaw-4639President says national mourning should be observed for late PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-says-national-mourning-should-be-observed-for-late-pm-4637<p>President Andrzej Duda said on Friday that a farewell to Jan Olszewski, an eminent lawyer and politician, prime minister of the government of a free and sovereign Poland, deserves appropriate respect.</p>Sat, 09 Feb 2019 12:03:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPresident says national mourning should be observed for late PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-says-national-mourning-should-be-observed-for-late-pm-4637Poznań’s medieval heart keeps brash at bay with new shopfront designshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznans-medieval-heart-keeps-brash-at-bay-with-new-shopfront-designs-4635<p>Poznań’s medieval heart is fighting back against gaudy and brash shopfronts that defile other cities by rolling out a number of restrained and tasteful fronts designed to blend into the historic district.</p>Sat, 09 Feb 2019 11:53:00 +0100BusinessArt & CultureNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7vmyqgosxv9bqz2i3gjbrt.jpegThe design for the Pensjonat Centrum hotel won first place in the competition, which aimed to bring a bit of style to Poznańs shopfronts.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznans-medieval-heart-keeps-brash-at-bay-with-new-shopfront-designs-4635US State Secretary, Polish FM to discuss security in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-state-secretary-polish-fm-to-discuss-security-in-warsaw-4631<p>Security, including energy security, will be the main theme of next week's Warsaw talks between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, the US Department of State informed PAP on Friday.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 19:18:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUS State Secretary, Polish FM to discuss security in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-state-secretary-polish-fm-to-discuss-security-in-warsaw-4631Irish writer/director Mary Moynihan talks about her powerful drama retelling the stories of WWII heroineshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/irish-writerdirector-mary-moynihan-talks-about-her-powerful-drama-retelling-the-stories-of-wwii-heroines-4623<p>An Irish drama group is retelling the story of heroines of the Second World War, including that of Polish resistance fighter Maria Eugenia Jasińska.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 18:38:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/n4c27i0oy9vcixw5u1x.jpegMoynihan said that in the play she wanted to stress the importance of not forgetting the atrocities by totalitarian regimes when innocent people were murdered.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/irish-writerdirector-mary-moynihan-talks-about-her-powerful-drama-retelling-the-stories-of-wwii-heroines-4623Lost village 2,000 years old found hidden in dense ‘virgin’ foresthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/archeologists-discover-unique-2000-year-old-village-hidden-in-dense-virgin-forests-4620<p>Archeologists have uncovered a completely intact ancient village, the only one of its kind in Europe, dating back almost 2,000 years.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 15:22:00 +0100HistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kpc9j8w7kogr0fjzo0neod.jpegThe archeologists from Toruń made the stunning discovery in northern Poland using Aerial Laser Scanning which revealed an entire estate hidden in the heavily forested region.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/archeologists-discover-unique-2000-year-old-village-hidden-in-dense-virgin-forests-4620Two Poles killed in house fire in Germanyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/two-poles-killed-in-house-fire-in-germany-4619<p>Two Poles are among five people who have died in a fire at a house in Lambrecht, Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany, local prosecutor's office reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 14:30:00 +0100Newshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTwo Poles killed in house fire in Germanyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/two-poles-killed-in-house-fire-in-germany-4619How a Child Star Broke Barriers and Made Waves in Poland: Interview with Patricia Kazadihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/how-a-child-star-broke-barriers-and-made-waves-in-poland-interview-with-patrycja-kazadi-268<p>Born to a mixed-race family in 1980s Poland, Patricia Kazadi always seemed destined for a life under the spotlight and glare of the camera. Aged two she landed her first theatrical role, when she was singing in the mirror in a shoe shop and a theatrical director approached her mother. Since then she's gone on to star in dozens of television programmes as a host, presenter and broadcaster. As if that wasn't enough she's also an accomplished musician (currently working on her third album) and businesswoman. What is it like to be on television on Poland? How does Patricia Kazadi deal with the stress and strain of a life in the public eye? Did any racism in Poland ever hold her back? In this interview with our host Patrick Ney, Patricia talks about all this and much more.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 14:23:00 +0100Art & CultureNewsLifeHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9w9a9cmtailbhy28tx4dl5.jpegHeart of Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/how-a-child-star-broke-barriers-and-made-waves-in-poland-interview-with-patrycja-kazadi-268Over 50 states to participate in Middle East conferencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-50-states-to-participate-in-middle-east-conference-4617<p>Over fifty countries have confirmed their participation in the Middle East conference, they will be represented by officials of the rank of minister or deputy minister, Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:46:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgOver 50 states to participate in Middle East conferencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-50-states-to-participate-in-middle-east-conference-4617Former PM and ‘defender of the people’, Jan Olszewski, dies at 88https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-pm-and-defender-of-the-people-jan-olszewski-dies-at-88-4615<p>Former prime minister and prominent opposition activist Jan Olszewski has died aged 88 in a Warsaw military hospital.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:22:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z55mdpxeakanjs50mkdmsr.jpegJan Olszewski rose in importance in opposition ranks, joining Solidarity in 1980, and working as an advisor to Lech Wałęsa. He was also part of the Round Table discussions to end communist rule, which took place 30 years ago.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-pm-and-defender-of-the-people-jan-olszewski-dies-at-88-4615Poland's former PM Jan Olszewski dies aged 88https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-former-pm-jan-olszewski-dies-aged-88-4612<p>Jan Olszewski, who served as Poland's prime minister in 1991-1992, has died, ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) senior member Antoni Macierewicz told PAP on Friday.</p>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 09:30:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's former PM Jan Olszewski dies aged 88https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-former-pm-jan-olszewski-dies-aged-88-4612One of Europe’s most preeminent 20th century composers, Witold Lutosławski died of cancer 25 years agohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-of-europes-most-preeminent-20th-century-composers-witold-lutoslawski-died-of-cancer-25-years-ago-today-4610<p>In February 1993, Lutosławski conducted the opening of his acclaimed Symphony No.4 in Los Angeles. A year later, he was dead.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 21:35:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z7zp3hdrgvpyhlb0j6ivdo.jpegAt the end of the 60’s Lutosławski composed one of his most important works, his Symphony No. 2, which brought him international acclaim and awards.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-of-europes-most-preeminent-20th-century-composers-witold-lutoslawski-died-of-cancer-25-years-ago-today-4610Equal opportunity in EU will allow Poles to live at European level - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/equal-opportunity-in-eu-will-allow-poles-to-live-at-european-level---pm-4608<p>Poland was left on the other side of the Iron Curtain. Today, equal opportunities in the EU will allow Poles to live at the European level, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 20:16:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEqual opportunity in EU will allow Poles to live at European level - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/equal-opportunity-in-eu-will-allow-poles-to-live-at-european-level---pm-4608PKO bank celebrates centenaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pko-bank-celebrates-centenary-4607<p>One hundred years ago, on February 7 1919, a decree signed by Poland's inter-war strongman Józef Piłsudski founded the Postal Savings Bank, best known today under its abbreviated name PKO.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 18:34:00 +0100BusinessHistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPKO bank celebrates centenaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pko-bank-celebrates-centenary-4607One woman and her boat to single-handedly circle the globe without stopping despite a BROKEN rib and high windshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-woman-and-her-boat-to-single-handedly-circle-the-globe-without-stopping-despite-a-broken-rib-and-high-winds-4604<p>A 60-year-old female sailor is sailing around the world - on her own.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 16:57:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eqd4sxzitcf4b05bqw76fe.jpegCaptain Joanna Pajkowska is making her third voyage around the globe but this time she’s going solo with no stops.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-woman-and-her-boat-to-single-handedly-circle-the-globe-without-stopping-despite-a-broken-rib-and-high-winds-4604Article 7 proceedings about 'chasing the rabbit' - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/article-7-proceedings-about-chasing-the-rabbit---pm-4603<p>The European Commission's Article 7 proceedings against Poland may have been inspired by 'a love of the chase', PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday in Bratislava, the Slovakian capital.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 16:53:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgArticle 7 proceedings about 'chasing the rabbit' - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/article-7-proceedings-about-chasing-the-rabbit---pm-4603Polish prime minister would wish for UK to stay in EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-prime-minister-would-wish-for-uk-to-stay-in-eu-4602<p>I would wish for Great Britain to stay in the European Union, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared on Thursday, adding that Brexit now requires "creative and elastic solutions" and that the bloc is waiting for proposals from UK PM Theresa May.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 16:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish prime minister would wish for UK to stay in EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-prime-minister-would-wish-for-uk-to-stay-in-eu-4602Squirrel study reveals surprising facts about the furry nut eaters and their relationship to humanshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/squirrel-study-reveals-surprising-facts-about-the-furry-nut-eaters-and-their-relationship-to-humans-4599<p>Warsaw’s Royal Łazienki Park has the highest density of red squirrels in the whole of the Mazowieckie province - and humans could be the reason, according to researchers from the Warsaw University of Life Science.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:52:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s1omlp51s9tax92p5owy.jpegResearchers found that food obtained from people may increase survival in the population, especially when natural food is in short supply in winter and spring.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/squirrel-study-reveals-surprising-facts-about-the-furry-nut-eaters-and-their-relationship-to-humans-4599Polish diaspora in US to promote Polish diplomats saving Jews in WWIIhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-diaspora-in-us-to-promote-polish-diplomats-saving-jews-in-wwii-4597<p>During a Wednesday meeting at the Polish consulate in New York, Polish ambassador to Switzerland Jakub Kumoch told the story of Polish diplomats who forged passports to save Jews during WWII, which the Polish diaspora wants to promote in US schools.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:34:00 +0100https://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish diaspora in US to promote Polish diplomats saving Jews in WWIIhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-diaspora-in-us-to-promote-polish-diplomats-saving-jews-in-wwii-4597Poland 2nd best place in the WORLD to do business, says new reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-2nd-best-place-in-the-world-to-do-business-says-new-report-4594<p>Poland was the best place in the world to invest or do business in 2018, way ahead of countries like the US and UK, according to CEO World magazine.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:04:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/twgec1odm8ppo5u2dlkmq.jpegPoland's economy grew by a solid 5.1 percent on an annual basis in 2018 compared to 4.8 percent in 2017. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-2nd-best-place-in-the-world-to-do-business-says-new-report-4594History in the making as Round Table talks held 30 years ago today began process which would eventually lead to the collapse of communismhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/history-in-the-making-as-round-table-talks-held-30-years-ago-today-began-process-which-would-eventually-lead-to-the-collapse-of-communism-4590<p>Today marks the 30th anniversary of the start of the famous Round Table talks in Poland that laid down the flagstones of a road that would lead to the first partially free elections in Poland since before the Second World War and ultimately to the dismemberment of Poland’s communist regime.</p>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 19:43:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sux1clhqt5cloojoco0wq.jpegThe historic RoundTable talks on February 6th 1989 began a process which would eventually lead to the collapse of communism. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/history-in-the-making-as-round-table-talks-held-30-years-ago-today-began-process-which-would-eventually-lead-to-the-collapse-of-communism-4590Miami nice! Not all plain sailing at the Sailing World Cup in Miami, but we’re doing okhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/miami-nice-not-all-plain-sailing-at-the-sailing-world-cup-in-miami-but-were-doing-ok-4589<p>Polish sailors and windsurfers got off to a flying start at the Sailing World Cup Series in Miami with six of them finishing in the first ten.</p>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 16:51:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/40cistrdtqcteh4e4vpvq.jpegCurrent European champ and London Olympics bronze medallist Klepacka had a false start demoting her from fourth place after eight races to sixth.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/miami-nice-not-all-plain-sailing-at-the-sailing-world-cup-in-miami-but-were-doing-ok-4589Poland's Monetary Policy Council leaves interest rates unchangedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-monetary-council-leaves-interest-rates-unchanged-4588<p>Poland's Monetary Policy Council (RPP) left the country's interest rates unchanged on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's Monetary Policy Council leaves interest rates unchangedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-monetary-council-leaves-interest-rates-unchanged-4588Delightful watercolours show Lublin as you’ve never seen it beforehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/delightful-watercolours-show-lublin-as-youve-never-seen-it-before-4586<p>Artist Beata Chęcińska has recreated the town of Lublin in a series of stunning drawings.</p>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 15:35:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bwt0leywfts6giweupeol5.jpegChęcińska, who goes by the names Beatha and Beathaart, started painting 12 years ago and says she is inspired by architecture, nature, and Polish and Japanese art and culture.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/delightful-watercolours-show-lublin-as-youve-never-seen-it-before-4586Poland's unemployment rises to 6.2 pct in January - Labour Ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rises-to-62-pct-in-january---labour-ministry-4584<p>The rate of unemployment reached 6.2 percent in January, having risen by 0.4 percent from December, Deputy Labour Minister Stanisław Szwed told PAP on Wednesday, adding that the first two months of the year were usually the toughest for the labour market.</p>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 14:30:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's unemployment rises to 6.2 pct in January - Labour Ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rises-to-62-pct-in-january---labour-ministry-4584Poznań takes fifth place in European Best Destinations 2019 contesthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-takes-fifth-place-in-european-best-destinations-2019-contest-4582<p>Poznań has placed fifth in a competition to find the best travel destinations in Europe for 2019. It was the only Polish city to take part in this year's European Best Destinations contest.</p>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 14:21:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoznań takes fifth place in European Best Destinations 2019 contesthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-takes-fifth-place-in-european-best-destinations-2019-contest-4582Drone market facing staggering 3 billion PLN boomhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/drone-market-facing-staggering-3-billion-pln-boom-4579<p>The drone market in Poland is expected to grow to 3.26 billion zlotys (758 mln EUR) in the next 10 years, according to the Polish Economic Institute.</p>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 12:35:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1h08s121zzkrqkpn2h8qtc.jpegWith over 100 thousand drones already operating in the country, the government recently liberalized the regulations regarding their flights and is working on preparing a comprehensive strategy.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/drone-market-facing-staggering-3-billion-pln-boom-4579President, PM recall communism-ending Round Table Talkshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-pm-recall-communism-ending-round-table-talks-4577<p>The Round Table changed Poland's political system and today we are in the EU and NATO, President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday, the eve of the 30th anniversary of the 1989 talks between Poland's communist government and the then-banned Solidarity Union.</p>Tue, 05 Feb 2019 19:34:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPresident, PM recall communism-ending Round Table Talkshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-pm-recall-communism-ending-round-table-talks-4577The Hollywood legend few remember, Ryszard Bolesławski was born 130 years ago this weekhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-hollywood-legend-few-remember-ryszard-boleslawski-was-born-130-years-ago-this-week-4573<p>When asked to name a successful Polish film director who’s left his mark on Hollywood, most people would answer Roman Polański.</p>Tue, 05 Feb 2019 18:40:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yh81irak8jg7fl3wlg6i.jpegRyszard Bolesławski was a pioneer of the first ‘talkies’ and made one of the first films in Technicolor.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-hollywood-legend-few-remember-ryszard-boleslawski-was-born-130-years-ago-this-week-4573Polish snappers send judges wild with FIVE artists being nominated for Sony World Photography finalshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-snappers-send-judges-wild-with-five-artists-being-nominated-for-sony-world-photography-finals-4569<p>Five Polish photographers have gone through to the finals of the Sony World Photography Awards open competition, the World Photography Organisation announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:09:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dz28i8d90ggkapyfgly85j.jpegTeacher Marlena Kurowska’s image of her daughter during her first puddle-splashing romp in the family garden is among the finalists in "Motion".https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-snappers-send-judges-wild-with-five-artists-being-nominated-for-sony-world-photography-finals-4569Govt. to ‘review’ Sunday trading ban, says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-to-review-sunday-trading-ban-says-pm-4567<p>The government has said it will review the law banning almost all trade on Sundays.</p>Tue, 05 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t9qa470hjcd2k0es1pr0n1.jpegIn the first year (2018), shops were forced to stay closed on Sundays, with two monthly exceptions: the first and the last Sunday each month.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-to-review-sunday-trading-ban-says-pm-4567Retail sales in Poland up y/y in December - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-in-poland-up-yy-in-december---eurostat-4563<p>Polish retail sales grew by 4.9 percent year on year in December 2018 after a 4.7 percent increase in November. Month on month, retail sales fell by 0.4 percent, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Feb 2019 12:53:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRetail sales in Poland up y/y in December - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-in-poland-up-yy-in-december---eurostat-4563Stunning 15-metre scroll hidden for hundreds of years goes on display at Royal Castle – but be quick as it will soon disappear again for another decade!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-15-metre-scroll-hidden-for-hundreds-of-years-goes-on-display-at-royal-castle--but-be-quick-as-it-will-soon-disappear-again-for-another-decade-4559<p>A unique, fifteen-metre long, 17th century painting that was last displayed to the general public in 2002 has been brought out of Warsaw’s Royal Castle vault and will be on display for only five weeks, after which it will be packed away and will likely not be seen by the public for another ten years.</p>Tue, 05 Feb 2019 12:38:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pyeexvl1qi5il4apwyi0t.jpegThe rarely-seen 17th century water painting scroll is 15 metres long and is currently on display at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Curator Marta Zdańkowska (pictured) says it will be exhibited for only five weeks before being packed away again. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-15-metre-scroll-hidden-for-hundreds-of-years-goes-on-display-at-royal-castle--but-be-quick-as-it-will-soon-disappear-again-for-another-decade-4559Ski king Stoch jumps into first place at World Cuphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ski-king-stoch-jumps-into-first-place-to-claim-world-cup-championship-4555<p>Polish skier Kamil Stoch has won the latest ski jumping World Cup competition, with fellow skier Dawid Kubacki coming third.</p>Mon, 04 Feb 2019 19:18:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mdmmzre01fzgsei7fisbj.jpegKamil Stoch celebrates after coming first at the ski jumping World Cup Championship in Oberstdorf, Germany.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ski-king-stoch-jumps-into-first-place-to-claim-world-cup-championship-4555Poland recognises Guaido as Venezuela's interim presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-recognises-guaido-as-venezuelas-interim-president-4553<p>Poland has joined a group of EU countries which have recognised Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz announced in Brussels on Monday.</p>Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:44:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland recognises Guaido as Venezuela's interim presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-recognises-guaido-as-venezuelas-interim-president-4553Utterly Paw-some! Adorable cat abandoned at bus station adopted by Wrocław mayorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/utterly-paw-some-adorable-cat-abandoned-at-bus-station-adopted-by-wroclaw-mayor-4550<p>An abandoned cat is Feline fine after finding a new home - with the mayor of Wrocław.</p>Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:24:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4fbn5obudywrija5smcz0e.jpegWrocław mayor Jacek Sutryk said that after meeting the abandoned cat they “became friends at first sight.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/utterly-paw-some-adorable-cat-abandoned-at-bus-station-adopted-by-wroclaw-mayor-4550Poland's exports up 2.0 pct y/y in December - business chamberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-exports-up-20-pct-yy-in-december---business-chamber-4549<p>Poland's exports increased by 2.0 percent year on year and fell by 20.3 percent month on month in December 2018, Piotr Soroczyński, the chief economist with the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG), said on Monday.</p>Mon, 04 Feb 2019 16:20:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's exports up 2.0 pct y/y in December - business chamberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-exports-up-20-pct-yy-in-december---business-chamber-4549New exhibition shows photojournalist Chris Niedenthal’s ‘rich and diverse’ Gdańskhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-exhibition-shows-photojournalist-chris-niedenthals-rich-and-diverse-gdansk-4547<p>A new exhibition by internationally acclaimed photojournalist Chris Niedenthal has gone on show at the Museum of Gdańsk.</p>Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:54:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gdlphw312mfg486ox8ytw.jpegThe collection of 120 photographs including not only important monuments but also street portraits.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-exhibition-shows-photojournalist-chris-niedenthals-rich-and-diverse-gdansk-4547Well done, Ma’am! Dame of Polish cinema gets best actress award at Sundancehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/well-done-maam-dame-of-polish-cinema-gets-best-actress-award-at-sundance-4543<p>Krystyna Janda, the dame of Polish cinema, has won an award for best actress at the Sundance Festival in the US. &nbsp;been awarded the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the Sundance festival in United States.</p>Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:33:00 +0100Art & CultureNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lnbu4hu5fom1mu4ks650cz.jpegThe film set in a Tuscany town stars (L-R) Katarzyna Smutniak, Antonio Catania and Krystyna Janda.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/well-done-maam-dame-of-polish-cinema-gets-best-actress-award-at-sundance-4543The past is a foreign country: the new Warsaw museum exploring the everyday reality of Poland’s communist heritagehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-past-is-a-foreign-country-the-new-warsaw-museum-exploring-the-everyday-reality-of-polands-communist-heritage-4538<p>When Warsaw’s MDM district was opened in 1952 it was to fanfare and acclaim. Under the proud, paternal eye of Poland’s post-war leadership, trumpets tooted as phalanxes of workers, children and militiamen filed past with banners held aloft. In a city still visibly scarred – physically and psychologically – by both the war and what had followed, the completion of this flagship residential district was presented as proof of a resurgent country recharged by a fair and just new order. It was a triumph.</p>Sun, 03 Feb 2019 20:21:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p61zj3bxnux2k862q1v2m.jpegThe way life was: the living room exhibit is one of the museum’s most popular attractions.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-past-is-a-foreign-country-the-new-warsaw-museum-exploring-the-everyday-reality-of-polands-communist-heritage-4538Former mayor of Słupsk founds a new partyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-mayor-of-slupsk-founds-a-new-party-4533<p>We don't want a Polish-Polish war any longer, we want mutual respect and dialogue, Robert Biedroń, former mayor of Słupsk in northern Poland, said on Sunday in Warsaw at the founding congress of his new party Wiosna (Spring).</p>Sun, 03 Feb 2019 19:43:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFormer mayor of Słupsk founds a new partyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-mayor-of-slupsk-founds-a-new-party-4533Take the high road: flying car set to take to the skies after successful test flightshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/take-the-high-road-flying-car-set-to-take-to-the-skies-after-successful-test-flights-4534<p>Polish company Jetson Aero successfully completed the test flights of their personal air vehicle (PAV) prototype called the Speeder, opening the way to commercial production of a flying car.</p>Sun, 03 Feb 2019 17:52:00 +0100BusinessScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c7ki5pr5df4jupch51bj7.jpegThe Speeder is designed more to be a toy rather than have practical applications, although it could be used by the police or to deliver sensitive cargoes.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/take-the-high-road-flying-car-set-to-take-to-the-skies-after-successful-test-flights-4534Taking steps to save the planet: company produces vegan shoes made from pineappleshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/taking-steps-to-save-the-planet-company-produces-vegan-shoes-made-from-pineapples-4530<p>With people being urged to cut down on their use of animal products owing to fears of global warming and increasing qualms over animal cruelty, step forward Bohema Clothing and their pineapple shoes.</p>Sun, 03 Feb 2019 14:49:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v1r13kfh48kgs6aqt44ugc.pngThe pineapple shoes are vegan and cruelty free.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/taking-steps-to-save-the-planet-company-produces-vegan-shoes-made-from-pineapples-4530Life can be a rose garden but it depends on where you livehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/life-can-be-a-rose-garden-but-it-depends-on-where-you-live-4528<p>Most Poles are generally happy with their lives, but this varies depending on where they live, according to a new report by the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS).</p>Sun, 03 Feb 2019 11:28:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/enr2zoja726p4deivs5wkg.jpegThe study found 83 percent of respondents claimed to be happy with their lives in general.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/life-can-be-a-rose-garden-but-it-depends-on-where-you-live-4528Over-droid: student gets top marks for making Star Wars robothttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-droid-student-gets-top-marks-for-making-star-wars-robot-4525<p>In an academy far, far away, or more exactly at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków an engineering student built an exact BB-8 robot replica, to the joy of ‘internauts’ and Star Wars lovers all over the world (and possibly the galaxy). For her engineering thesis designed and 3D printed the parts, constructed the movement mechanism and programmed the control application.</p>Sat, 02 Feb 2019 20:12:00 +0100Art & CultureScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yefliz6qkvkbf1hdgc4y37.jpegWeronika’s BB-8 gets itself accustomed to the snowy weather of Kraków.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-droid-student-gets-top-marks-for-making-star-wars-robot-4525Agriculture Ministry to tighten food safety supervisionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/agriculture-ministry-to-tighten-food-safety-supervision-4524<p>Polish Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski has told PAP that "in the course of the next few weeks" he will present the Council of Ministers with proposed solutions to tighten supervision of the food safety system to prevent a repeat of illegal slaughter.</p>Sat, 02 Feb 2019 19:25:00 +0100News & PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgAgriculture Ministry to tighten food safety supervisionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/agriculture-ministry-to-tighten-food-safety-supervision-4524One man and his bike: the pedalled-powered global adventures of Tomasz Świątekhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-man-and-his-bike-the-pedalled-powered-global-adventures-of-tomasz-swiatek-4521<p>Choosing to live without heating, light or running water, 65-year-old free spirit Tomasz Świątek from southern Poland has cycled hundreds of thousands of kilometres and crossed over into Asia twice. Now Świątek tells TFN that he is planning to start another two-wheeled adventure to Portugal, Georgia or Turkey after winter ends.</p>Sat, 02 Feb 2019 18:58:00 +0100SportNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v9m6gxromdcvmkk43y8ywj.pngAt 65-years-old Tomasz Świątek has cycled 350,000 kilometres around Europe and crossed into Asia twice.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-man-and-his-bike-the-pedalled-powered-global-adventures-of-tomasz-swiatek-4521A step back in time: the story of Antoni Patek, the man behind one of the most famous names in watch makinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-step-back-in-time-the-story-of-antoni-patek-the-man-behind-one-of-the-most-names-famous-names-in-watch-making-4518<p>In 2014 a Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication pocket watch dating back to 1933 smashed world records when it went at auction for $21 million, making it the most expensive timepiece ever sold. But the history of Antoni Patek, the man behind watch, tells a story far removed from the multi-million dollar prices and glamour surrounding his products and his name.</p>Sat, 02 Feb 2019 14:56:00 +0100BusinessHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/danit8d1pccxhccmxrru6c.jpegThe Patek Philippe watch that was sold at Sotheby's in Geneva on November 11, 2014 for a record price of $21.3 million.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-step-back-in-time-the-story-of-antoni-patek-the-man-behind-one-of-the-most-names-famous-names-in-watch-making-4518Poland exports 80 percent of beef products - industry associationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-exports-80-percent-of-beef-products---industry-association-4516<p>The Polish Association of Beef Cattle Breeders' president, Jerzy Wierzbicki, has told PAP that Poland exports 80 percent of its beef products and that exports are vital to the industry's profitability.</p>Sat, 02 Feb 2019 12:16:00 +0100BusinessNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland exports 80 percent of beef products - industry associationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-exports-80-percent-of-beef-products---industry-association-4516Unseen pre-war pictures of Książ reveal castle’s former gloryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/unseen-pre-war-pictures-of-ksiaz-reveal-castles-former-glory-4513<p>After more than 80 years, a small but extremely valuable set of photographs has been returned to Książ Castle in Wałbrzych that give a snapshot of the castle’s pre-war glory.</p>Sat, 02 Feb 2019 11:52:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/99348yn3c2jifakz1b84fn.jpegKsiąż Castle in one of the newly revealed pictures from the 1930 taken by a German tourist.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/unseen-pre-war-pictures-of-ksiaz-reveal-castles-former-glory-4513Life in the Polish Fast Lane: Miko Marczykhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/life-in-the-polish-fast-lane-miko-marczyk-266<p>Miko Marczyk is a champion Polish rally driver making waves in the fast, aggressive sport. Aged just 23, he's already competing at the top national level of rally driving and looks set to have a bright future in the sport. As a very small boy, he was a natural behind the wheel. Today, Miko is a member of the Skoda Polska Motorsport team, one of the youngest ever rally drivers to compete at this level. Tearing round tight corners, sliding across country roads and risking life and limb is where you'll find Miko at his happiest. This is the first time Miko has talked in detail about his life so far. Keep an eye on him - he's sure to go far. Our host Patrick Ney talks to Miko about his life in the sport and about Polish driving in general.</p>Fri, 01 Feb 2019 19:12:00 +0100SportNewsLifeHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9w9a9cmtailbhy28tx4dl5.jpegHeart of Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/life-in-the-polish-fast-lane-miko-marczyk-266Powerful Irish play retells the story of WWII heroines, their bravery and their fatehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/powerful-irish-play-retells-the-story-of-wwii-heroines-their-bravery-and-their-fate-4510<p>An Irish drama group is retelling the story of heroines of the Second World War, including that of Polish resistance fighter Maria Eugenia Jasińska.</p>Fri, 01 Feb 2019 18:30:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ppnhgvx3w1otbp00rmbq.jpeg'The Woman is Present: Women’s Stories of WWII' theatrical production tells the story of six women in WII, their bravery, sacrifice and love amidst the horrors of war.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/powerful-irish-play-retells-the-story-of-wwii-heroines-their-bravery-and-their-fate-4510A look back at the life of Nobel prize-winning poet Wisława Szymborska who passed away seven years ago todayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-look-back-at-the-life-of-nobel-prize-winning-poet-wieslawa-szymborska-who-passed-away-seven-years-ago-today-4506<p>She was a poet who shunned publicity but became world famous when she won a Nobel Prize.</p>Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:05:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1e2u1j5s2mim2b0z4cmh6d.jpegWiesława Szymborska, who died on February 1st seven years ago at the age of 88, had a career that stretched from the end of the Second World War till the beginning of the current century, and one that defined her as one of the foremost writers of her generation and a giant of post-war Polish poetry.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-look-back-at-the-life-of-nobel-prize-winning-poet-wieslawa-szymborska-who-passed-away-seven-years-ago-today-4506One down, five to go - it’s not over yet! Hopes running high at the Freestyling Skiing World Championships with Aleksandra Król our No.1https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-down-five-to-go---its-not-over-yet-hopes-running-high-at-the-freestyling-skiing-world-championships-with-aleksandra-krol-our-no1-4504<p>Poland’s freestyling skiers and snowboarders suffered an early loss at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships in the US today, with snowboarder Zuzanna Smykała crashing out in the first round.</p>Fri, 01 Feb 2019 12:25:00 +0100SportNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bckrnrodc94ipgnt5p97ga.jpegThe ten day championship (February 1-10) at Deer Valley and Park City in the US features snowboardcross, skicross and parallel snowboard racing, with neck-bending turns and aerial evolutions.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-down-five-to-go---its-not-over-yet-hopes-running-high-at-the-freestyling-skiing-world-championships-with-aleksandra-krol-our-no1-4504Polish regional airports service record number of passengershttps://www.thefir