The First NewsSun, 08 Dec 2019 22:54:07 +0100Poland seeks to expand its Territorial Defence Force - deputy PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-seeks-to-expand-its-territorial-defence-force---deputy-pm-9135<p>Poland will focus on expanding the Polish armed forces, both professional and the Territorial Defence Force (WOT), Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin said on Sunday.</p>Sun, 08 Dec 2019 20:54:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b8pvy29qe6k65enzp5h3ux.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-seeks-to-expand-its-territorial-defence-force---deputy-pm-9135Cold War director wins EFA People's Choice Award in Berlinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cold-war-director-wins-efa-peoples-choice-award-in-berlin-9133<p>Polish film director Paweł Pawlikowski on Saturday won the People's Choice Award 2019 for his film Cold War at the 32nd European Film Awards (EFA) in Berlin.</p>Sun, 08 Dec 2019 17:59:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d8gv0wn3n6ztcqllsvqmi.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cold-war-director-wins-efa-peoples-choice-award-in-berlin-9133Artist confronts racism with photo exhibition of Vietnamese communityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/artist-confronts-racism-with-photo-exhibition-of-vietnamese-community-9131<p><span lang="EN-GB">A Polish artist based in the UK has taken photos of Poland’s Vietnamese community to undermine harmful stereotypes and show an often overlooked community in a new light.</span></p>Sun, 08 Dec 2019 17:37:00 +0100Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/728nhxqy6gi8ph3oo7qrnx.jpegThe pictures show Vietnamese Poles in settings that fail to conform to the stereotypes that surround them.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/artist-confronts-racism-with-photo-exhibition-of-vietnamese-community-9131Swimming: Poland’s Tchórz wins backstroke bronze in Glasgowhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/swimming-polands-tchorz-wins-backstroke-bronze-in-glasgow-9129<p>Alicja Tchórz of Poland has taken bronze in the women’s 50 metres backstroke at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.</p>Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:49:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/iaq38tyxi1ly5qyoqd1gng.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/swimming-polands-tchorz-wins-backstroke-bronze-in-glasgow-9129Polish Xmas fair in Budapesthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-xmas-fair-in-budapest-9127<p>A Polish Christmas fair with products made chiefly by Poles residing in Hungary opened on Saturday in Budapest. A part of the proceeds will go to charity.</p>Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:39:00 +0100BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/24gxdtvqiuhdwxz0qlt9jg.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-xmas-fair-in-budapest-9127Polish shopping malls stand proud despite threat posed by online retailhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-shopping-malls-stand-proud-despite-threat-posed-by-online-retail-9123<p><span lang="EN-GB">With Christmas just a week or so away people by the million are indulging in a buying frenzy that may well bring tears of joy to retailers across the country.</span></p>Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:17:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f9v8oo4mcs6zfdx7j4hx5.jpegShopping centres are now the leading destination for Polish shoppers.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-shopping-malls-stand-proud-despite-threat-posed-by-online-retail-9123To kill a king: spine-chilling ledger now on show provides details on assassination attempt of King Zygmunt IIIhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/to-kill-a-king-new-exhibition-provides-gory-details-on-assassination-attempt-on-king-zygmunt-iii-9119<p><span lang="EN-GB">When on a cold November day in 1620, Poland’s king Zygmunt III took the short walk from the Royal Palace in Warsaw’s Old Town to St. John’s collegiate church round the corner nobody was expecting trouble.</span></p>Sun, 08 Dec 2019 12:05:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8epuuwhoo2h47gox8qtdwm.jpegGrim details. The accounting ledger detailing the costs of the execution.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/to-kill-a-king-new-exhibition-provides-gory-details-on-assassination-attempt-on-king-zygmunt-iii-9119The final countdown: returned to its former glory Foksal 13/15 will open soonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-final-countdown-returned-to-its-former-glory-foksal-1315-will-open-soon-9115<p><span lang="EN-GB">As work on one of Poland’s most prestigious residential developments reaches its climax, finer details have emerged of the extravagant luxuries that await inside as well as the restored and reclaimed elements that stand to ensure the entry of Foksal 13/15 into the country’s growing pantheon of super-lux accommodation.</span></p><p><br></p>Sat, 07 Dec 2019 18:45:00 +0100BusinessArt & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mpcloiwole7h2rl97a3t.jpegUnder wraps for ages while undergoing an extensive restoration and renovation Foksal 13/15 is now ready to take its place on Warsaw’s skyline again.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-final-countdown-returned-to-its-former-glory-foksal-1315-will-open-soon-9115PM speaks with Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian gov't leadershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-speaks-with-latvian-lithuanian-estonian-govt-leaders-9113<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki spoke with the government leaders of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia at a round of B3 format (the Baltic states and Poland) talks in the Latvian capital Riga, Morawiecki's office informed on Friday evening.</p>Sat, 07 Dec 2019 16:00:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ebcjrqgqsdlla6r44mwbhh.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-speaks-with-latvian-lithuanian-estonian-govt-leaders-9113Moo-over meat: Warsaw shines as a best place to eat veganhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/moo-over-meat-warsaw-shines-as-a-best-place-to-eat-vegan-9108<p><span lang="EN-GB">Already the subject of many column inches, Warsaw’s vegan scene is back in the media spotlight after it was declared the sixth most vegan-friendly city in the world in the latest global rankings to be released by HappyCow, the planet’s most comprehensive guide to the plant-based lifestyle.</span></p>Sat, 07 Dec 2019 14:44:00 +0100BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/inyt90u1etrbmwfexe17mr.jpegA waitress navigates the tables at Warsaw’s Tel Aviv Urban Food, one of the first vegan eateries to open in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/moo-over-meat-warsaw-shines-as-a-best-place-to-eat-vegan-9108PM Morawiecki praises Germany not forgetting WWII crimes in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-morawiecki-praises-germany-not-forgetting-wwii-crimes-in-poland-9106<p>It is important that German authorities have not forgotten the crimes committed by Nazi Germany on Polish territory during WWII, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said, referring to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz.</p>Sat, 07 Dec 2019 14:10:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c0eigrwoiwk8ikayool5v2.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-morawiecki-praises-germany-not-forgetting-wwii-crimes-in-poland-9106Old photos show how Polish soldiers brought Christmas spirit to kids in war-torn Italyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/old-photos-show-how-polish-soldiers-brought-christmas-spirit-to-kids-in-war-torn-italy-9104<p><span lang="EN-GB">Most people would have forgiven the men of 6th Armoured Regiment, part of the 2nd Warsaw Armoured Brigade, if they had been lacking in Christmas cheer in December 1944. Part of allied armies involved in the bitter slog up German-occupied Italy they had fought at Monte Cassino and battled their way into the city of Piedmont. Hard fights, blood spilled and friends lost.</span></p>Sat, 07 Dec 2019 11:40:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s064jb4h6w25ajo004gg7.jpegA Stuart armoured vehicle brings Officer Cadet Edward Wojczak, dressed as St Nicholas, and local girl to the Mikołajki celebrations.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/old-photos-show-how-polish-soldiers-brought-christmas-spirit-to-kids-in-war-torn-italy-9104President attends Polish Football Association centenaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-attends-polish-football-association-centenary-9102<p>President Andrzej Duda on Friday in Warsaw attended a gala marking the 100th anniversary of the Polish Football Association (PZPN). In his address he said that over the years Polish footballers have provided Poles with "many unforgettable moments."</p>Sat, 07 Dec 2019 09:50:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jssdptztwhvx3imopbvz.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-attends-polish-football-association-centenary-9102Hollywood Film About Witold Pilecki?https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/hollywood-film-about-witold-pilecki-423<p>Five months after its release, British author Jack Fairweather's bookabout Auschwitz hero Witold Pilecki has become a best-seller andnominated for the presitigious Costa Book Award. Our host Patrick Ney catches up with Jack to find out...</p><p>- How Americans have reacted to Witold Pilecki's story</p><p>- When the Polish language book will be out (Exclusive)</p><p>- Whether a hollywood Film about Pilecki is REALLY going to happen</p><p>Facebook - Watch the emotional episode were Jack and Marek Ostrowski<br>meet up: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1188969314625594">https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1188969314625594</a>&nbsp;</p><p>YouTube Watch the emotional episode were Jack and Marek Ostrowski meet<br>up:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYEWSn36AU0&feature=youtu.be">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYEWSn36AU0&amp;feature=youtu.be</a>&nbsp;</p>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 20:06:00 +0100HistoryHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1v0cv8s0vmixx8z1hjna5.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/hollywood-film-about-witold-pilecki-423Smells fishy? Scientist invents energy bar made from carphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/smells-fishy-scientist-invents-energy-bar-made-from-carp-9100<p>Scientists in Kraków have developed an energy bar with an unexpected but nutritious ingredient - carp.</p>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:10:00 +0100BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/veu58sewnjpwh187ihuu.jpegThe energy bar which looks like a Mars bar is being developed by scientists in Kraków.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/smells-fishy-scientist-invents-energy-bar-made-from-carp-9100Polish PM, German chancellor attend Auschwitz foundation anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-german-chancellor-attend-auschwitz-foundation-anniversary-9099<p>Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and three former inmates of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz on Friday attended ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation at the former camp's site.</p>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:20:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ltb4h44a0291xzljj35rru.jpegFriday's ceremony took place in the so-called central sauna building within the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp, where the Nazis registered the incoming inmates, depriving them of their names and replacing them with numbers.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-german-chancellor-attend-auschwitz-foundation-anniversary-9099Cops seize two tonnes of cocaine disguised as chalk and worth over 2 billion PLN in largest drugs bust in 30 yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cops-seize-two-tonnes-of-cocaine-disguised-as-chalk-and-worth-over-2-billion-pln-in-largest-drug-bust-in-30-years-9096<p>Police have seized over 2 billion PLN worth of cocaine following a months-long investigation into a Colombian cartel trafficking ring.</p>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:11:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/58wn76ttgdd8lpaybuz21a.pngThe seven traffickers belonging to a Colombian drugs cartel were seized during a dramatic swoop on Gdynia and a warehouse in Wielkopolska.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cops-seize-two-tonnes-of-cocaine-disguised-as-chalk-and-worth-over-2-billion-pln-in-largest-drug-bust-in-30-years-9096Polish army to offer help to Albania after earthquakehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-army-to-offer-help-to-albania-after-earthquake-9094<p>A group of Polish army officers are to travel to Albania to assess the scope of aid it can offer to Albania after the country suffered a major earthquake.</p>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:46:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bf85z6tu676s6u5ij8a5l.jpegThe 6.4-magnitude quake, Albania's worst ever, was centred 30 km west of the capital Tirana.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-army-to-offer-help-to-albania-after-earthquake-9094Angela Merkel, Mateusz Morawiecki arrive at Auschwitzhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/angela-merkel-mateusz-morawiecki-arrive-at-auschwitz-9093<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday morning arrived at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz in south Poland as the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation marks its 10th anniversary.</p>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:59:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/26ke0x5l8gwfvgcq3dsz3.jpegMerkel and Morawiecki started their visit at the crematorium building and are then going to pass under the main gate, bearing the infamous sign in German "Arbeit macht frei" (Work sets you free).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/angela-merkel-mateusz-morawiecki-arrive-at-auschwitz-9093Collection of sketches and drawings reveal little-known side of film director Andrzej Wajdahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/collection-of-sketches-and-drawings-reveal-little-known-side-of-film-director-andrzej-wajda-9091<p>A new exhibition shows a fascinating side to Oscar-winning film director Andrzej Wajda by demonstrating his love for Japan with a series of his personal drawings.</p>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:04:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bmnxxuxqnqu2pennteqnr.pngDespite having a string of award-winning films to his name, the director’s first love was painting.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/collection-of-sketches-and-drawings-reveal-little-known-side-of-film-director-andrzej-wajda-9091Poland to co-host European volleyball championships in 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-co-host-european-volleyball-championships-in-2021-9089<p>Poland will co-host the European Volleyball Championships tournament to take place in 2021.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 19:19:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cxa9nqtwsrj6wat34mt6p.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-co-host-european-volleyball-championships-in-2021-9089And the prize goes to… National winners pick up prized gong at European Business Awardshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/and-the-prize-goes-to-national-winners-pick-up-prized-gong-at-european-business-awards-9087<p><span lang="EN-GB">Hundreds of business leaders from across Europe piled into Warsaw on December 3-4 for one of the continent’s most prestigious business awards gala.</span></p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:59:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j5lt6qjv8owwgaryi51r.jpegVintom's Gareth Davies (left) and Szymon Szczepanowski receive their award from Adrian Tripp (right), CEO of the European Business Awards.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/and-the-prize-goes-to-national-winners-pick-up-prized-gong-at-european-business-awards-9087Tragic gas blast kills eight in south Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tragic-gas-blast-kills-eight-in-south-poland-9086<p>Following a tragic gas explosion in Szczyrk, southern Poland, in which eight people were killed, expressions of sympathy were extended to families of the victims by top Polish politicians.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:20:00 +0100News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qn7p5vtsdmnpizvcvxdzvs.jpegInaugurating the first sitting of the newly established Family Council, PM Mateusz Morawiecki asked the gathering to hold a minute of silence to honour the victims of the tragic explosion in Szczyrk.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tragic-gas-blast-kills-eight-in-south-poland-9086Polish Traces: Barcelona IIhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-barcelona-ii-419<p>Krzysztof visits a TV company in Barcelona to find out why one of their hit shows which has been running for 14 years is called Polonia.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:10:00 +0100Polish traceshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ksjk9ppgc7en1o3k7yvz.jpegPolish Traces: Barcelona IIhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-barcelona-ii-419Grand designs: Skawina firm to build world’s TALLEST modular hotelhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-skawina-to-new-york-small-start-up-to-build-worlds-tallest-modular-hotel-9084<p>Manufactured in Poland before being shipped across the Atlantic, work is underway on what will become the world’s tallest modular hotel.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:58:00 +0100BusinessStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qrz2wmdxnqpcz7jx9utho.jpegBulking out at around 100,000 square feet, the hotel will eclipse the nearby citizenM New York Bowery Hotel by five floors to claim the world record as its own.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-skawina-to-new-york-small-start-up-to-build-worlds-tallest-modular-hotel-9084Extraordinary mission to fly 100 tonnes of WWII gold from London to Warsaw 80 years after being hidden from the Nazishttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/extraordinary-mission-to-fly-100-tonnes-of-wwii-gold-from-london-to-warsaw-80-years-after-being-hidden-from-the-nazis-9082<p>It sounds like something out of a James Bond film: 20 billion PLN worth of gold flown from London in a top-secret mission.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:10:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/luqyyqkygpmwjcva1aqx3q.pngThe 8,000 gold bars were received by an elite police unit before being taken to secret National Bank vaults in what has been described as being one of the biggest private movements of gold between banks in the world.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/extraordinary-mission-to-fly-100-tonnes-of-wwii-gold-from-london-to-warsaw-80-years-after-being-hidden-from-the-nazis-9082President appoints acclaimed sportswoman as Polish sports ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-appoints-acclaimed-sportswoman-as-polish-sports-minister-9080<p>President Andrzej Duda on Thursday appointed Danuta Dmowska-Andrzejuk, an acclaimed epee fencer, as the new Polish sports minister. Earlier, the president recalled PM Mateusz Morawiecki from this post, which he had held since the swearing-in of his cabinet on November 15.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:59:00 +0100News & PoliticsSporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vy0jc1rg4u9qd3gzw1kp98.jpeg"I am glad that PM Morawiecki has chosen a person who is so perfect for this important post," President Duda said, underlining that Dmowska-Andrzejuk was, above all, a great Polish athlete.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-appoints-acclaimed-sportswoman-as-polish-sports-minister-9080Polish MoD, president's aide praise outcome of NATO summit in Londonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-mod-presidents-aide-praise-outcome-of-nato-summit-in-london-9079<p>Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said after the NATO summit in London that "the security of Poland and the eastern flank of the alliance have been ensured, also owing to Poland's activity." The Polish president's aide said the summit confirmed NATO's unity.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:51:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4l1v0e68c9ltij986u1vo7.jpegReferring to President Duda's meeting with his French counterpart, Szczerski said that the Polish head of state had been assured by President Emmanuel Macron that there was no collision between the development of European and Atlantic security, and that they should strengthen each other.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-mod-presidents-aide-praise-outcome-of-nato-summit-in-london-9079Eight bodies found in debris of house destroyed by gas blast in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/six-bodies-found-in-debris-of-house-destroyed-by-gas-blast-in-poland-9077<p>Eight bodies of four adults and four children have been found by rescuers in the debris of a house destroyed by a gas explosion in the town of Szczyrk, southern Poland, Silesian provincial governor Jarosław Wieczorek reported on Thursday noon.</p>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:17:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s9wpcy8hcj7aftggdxroe.jpeg"The rescue operation is being carried out in very difficult conditions,” said Silesian provincial governor Jarosław Wieczorek.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/six-bodies-found-in-debris-of-house-destroyed-by-gas-blast-in-poland-9077London NATO summit a success for Alliance and Poland - presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/london-nato-summit-a-success-for-alliance-and-poland---president-9075<p>The NATO summit in London was a success for the North Atlantic Alliance and for Poland, President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday after the close of the conference, called to mark the 70th anniversary of NATO</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 22:09:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p6vue0pdq49l6m1g78b2l.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/london-nato-summit-a-success-for-alliance-and-poland---president-9075Future of media discussed at Polish Press Agency conferencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/future-of-media-discussed-at-polish-press-agency-conference-9071<p><span lang="EN-US">People, supported by modern technologies, are the future of media, said Minister of Digital Affairs Marek Zagorski during the 2nd Media of the Future conference, organised by the Polish Press Agency in cooperation with international experts, on Wednesday, in Warsaw.</span></p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 21:11:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wosww6nm6lb0cxiqytz1.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/future-of-media-discussed-at-polish-press-agency-conference-9071Pole named 2021 head of European Regulators Group for Postal Serviceshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-named-2021-head-of-european-regulators-group-for-postal-services-9069<p>The president of Poland's Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), Marcin Cichy, has been unanimously chosen to head the European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP) in 2021, UKE announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:53:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i3oiakx8wtf9scev6bzw24.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-named-2021-head-of-european-regulators-group-for-postal-services-9069Sea You There? Coastal town of Świnoujście named one of the world’s top 10 up-and-coming destinations for 2020https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sea-you-there-coastal-town-of-swinoujscie-named-one-of-the-worlds-top-10-up-and-coming-destinations-for-2020-9067<p><span lang="EN-GB">Already regarded as one of the country’s favourite summer havens, the town of Świnoujście could yet see a further influx of international tourists after London’s Evening Standard became the latest paper to shortlist the north-eastern beach resort as being among the planet’s ten most up-and-coming destinations for 2020.</span></p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 15:44:00 +0100BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hg3sqvmwksbat6mvbajxpq.jpegCelebrated as “the Queen of Polish Beaches”, the sands of Świnoujście stretch for ten kilometres in all, often reaching 200 metres in width.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sea-you-there-coastal-town-of-swinoujscie-named-one-of-the-worlds-top-10-up-and-coming-destinations-for-2020-9067Astronomers find ‘impossibly huge’ black hole with a mass 70 times GREATER than the sunhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/astronomers-find-impossibly-huge-black-hole-with-a-mass-70-times-greater-than-the-sun-9064<p>Astronomers have been left dumbfounded after discovering a massive black hole with a mass 70 times greater than the sun.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:09:00 +0100Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v7yjsg2643qeuscvxupun.jpegThe newly-discovered black hole is 15,000 light-years from Earth and so far scientists had only known of black holes with masses below 50 times that of the sun.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/astronomers-find-impossibly-huge-black-hole-with-a-mass-70-times-greater-than-the-sun-9064State officials send best wishes to miners on St. Barbara's dayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/state-officials-send-best-wishes-to-miners-on-st-barbaras-day-9063<p>On the occasion of St. Barbara’s Day, Barbórka, the Day of Miners in Poland, Poland's top officials sent their good wishes to miners in all regions of Poland.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 13:35:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5a0tkjnvd36ad48anmjgi.jpegBest wishes were expressed by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki who wrote on Twitter that the Barbórka has a great tradition and is a special and unique holiday because St. Barbara is the patron saint of miners.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/state-officials-send-best-wishes-to-miners-on-st-barbaras-day-9063MEP sues Facebook over doctored photo of him with a doghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mep-sues-facebook-over-doctored-photo-of-him-with-a-dog-9061<p>An MEP has said he will sue Facebook for failing to deal with posts containing incorrect and defaming material about him.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:32:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eur0b9plubookfrcqbyf4s.jpegPatryk Jaki says that a photograph of him standing on a hill side was doctored to include a Labrador dog with the caption “me and my rablador” to make him look stupid.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mep-sues-facebook-over-doctored-photo-of-him-with-a-dog-9061Los Angeles museum unveils plaque commemorating Poles who saved Jewshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/los-angeles-museum-unveils-plaque-commemorating-poles-who-saved-jews-9060<p>Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust has unveiled a plaque commemorating Poles who saved Jews during the Second World War under a tree dedicated to Poles at the museum's Pan Pacific Park.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:56:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5cpwttbjmbk3sj37l0j845.jpegThe plaque was unveiled on the initiative of President Andrzej Duda's office in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/los-angeles-museum-unveils-plaque-commemorating-poles-who-saved-jews-9060Solidarity promoted changes in Poland and abroad - Pope Francishttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/solidarity-promoted-changes-in-poland-and-abroad---pope-francis-9059<p>Pope Francis told representatives of Solidarity on Wednesday that the union was a promoter of political and social change in Poland, as well as beyond the country's borders.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:33:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yh7jp8bcy992iuxixwbmax.jpegPope Francis thanked the trade unionists for their "service to the common good and individual professional groups in Poland."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/solidarity-promoted-changes-in-poland-and-abroad---pope-francis-9059Poland honours Outstanding Poles in Francehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-honours-outstanding-poles-in-france-9057<p>Polish scientists, artists, politicians, doctors and social activists were honoured at the 6th edition of the Outstanding Poles in France competition, distinguishing Poles who stand out in their professions and promote Poland in France, at a gala in Paris on Tuesday.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 10:26:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1ttymatezs2hwt5170apmf.jpegOne of the special awards was presented to the historian, writer and journalist Piotr Witt, a political commentator working for Radio Free Europe from the 1980s until the station's closure.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-honours-outstanding-poles-in-france-9057Poland a poultry leader in Europehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-a-poultry-leader-in-europe-9056<p>Production of chicks in Poland has again broken records, with hatcheries delivering almost 122 million one-day-old chicks in October. As a consequence, the supply of chickens is increasing and Poland is strengthening its position as a poultry leader in Europe.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2019 09:19:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/39mxloap4qi6aq2xk3gr2x.jpegOver half the poultry slaughtered in Poland goes for export, mostly to EU countries.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-a-poultry-leader-in-europe-9056Warsaw most disabled-friendly city in EChttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-most-disabled-friendly-city-in-ec-9054<p>Warsaw has been named Europe's most disabled-friendly city in the EC's Access City 2020 competition, Warsaw Deputy Mayor Pawel Rabiej informed on Tuesday. Tuesday marks the UN's International Day of Persons with Disabilities.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 22:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4va167dqoup8m55nd0puyo.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-most-disabled-friendly-city-in-ec-9054Polish financial system is stable, risks are moderate - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-financial-system-is-stable-risks-are-moderate---central-bank-9053<p>The National Bank of Poland (NBP) wrote in a December 2019 Financial Stability Report that the Polish financial system was stable while the systemic risk remained at a moderate level.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 18:19:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g84y9ut3fmoxp60f6dnd4k.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-financial-system-is-stable-risks-are-moderate---central-bank-9053Polish students' results in top three in international study - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-students-results-in-top-three-in-international-study---minister-9051<p>The results of Polish teenagers taking part in the PISA 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment are ranked among the top three in various categories in Europe, Education Minister Dariusz Piontkowski said on Tuesday.</p><article><br></article>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 17:47:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hqnqzfe8n4gw4rwv12hqwp.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-students-results-in-top-three-in-international-study---minister-9051Super striker Lewandowski named 8th best player in the worldhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/super-striker-lewandowski-named-8th-best-player-in-the-world-9048<p><span lang="EN-GB">Robert Lewandowski has been</span><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;voted the eighth best player in the world at the prestigious Ballon D’Or awards.</span></p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:30:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yzf51eo1xviy71b8gg1.jpegLewandowski voted 8th best player in the world at prestigious Ballon D’Or awards.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/super-striker-lewandowski-named-8th-best-player-in-the-world-9048President Duda praises NATO for its presence on eastern flankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-duda-praises-nato-for-its-presence-on-eastern-flank-9047<p>Attending a two-day NATO gathering in London, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that the alliance's military presence on its eastern flank was NATO's biggest achievement in recent years.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 14:26:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yyk7k5kyplngu174npuj.jpegDuda took part in a Tuesday session titled 'NATO Engages: Defence and Deterrence for a New Era.'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-duda-praises-nato-for-its-presence-on-eastern-flank-9047Post-WWII artists, painters and singers known as ‘Anders’ Artists’ remembered in stunning new albumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/post-wwii-artists-painters-and-singers-known-as-anders-artists-remembered-in-stunning-new-album-9045<p>A new album follows the footsteps of “Anders’ Artists”, the Polish painters, singers and other cultural figures who settled in Britain after World War II.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 14:10:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nwe8b7wtepti1fe126mnk.jpegDozens of Polish cultural figures associated with Anders’ soldiers or the Polish émigré community in post-war Britain appear in the new album.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/post-wwii-artists-painters-and-singers-known-as-anders-artists-remembered-in-stunning-new-album-9045Polish Traces – Barcelonahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces--barcelona-417<p>In Barcelona, Krzysztof meets Magda from Warsaw to find out about the differences and similarities between the Polish and Catalan cultures.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 13:08:00 +0100LifePolish traceshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vtuojzp1z5pcr4gt22mty8.jpegPolish Traces – Barcelonahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces--barcelona-417Polish, Turkish presidents discuss Baltic states ahead of NATO summithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-turkish-presidents-discuss-baltic-states-ahead-of-nato-summit-9044<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda held a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Monday to discuss Turkey's support for NATO plans for the Baltic region, before flying to London for a NATO summit, Duda's chief aide has said.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 12:04:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lgxkn7mbgd2elqkn9022g.jpegAndrzej Duda and Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the meeting in 2017.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-turkish-presidents-discuss-baltic-states-ahead-of-nato-summit-9044London Bridge terror hero named as kitchen porter Łukasz Koczocikhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/london-bridge-terror-hero-named-as-kitchen-porter-lukasz-koczocik-9042<p>The Polish hero who tackled London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan has been identified as Łukasz Koczocik.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:22:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/byx9z1nqt6foipuejejibn.jpegThe Polish hero has been identified as 38-year-old Łukasz Koczocik.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/london-bridge-terror-hero-named-as-kitchen-porter-lukasz-koczocik-9042Poland receives EUR 1.59 bln from EU funds in October - MinFinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-receives-eur-159-bln-from-eu-funds-in-october---minfin-9041<p>Poland received EUR 1.59 billion from EU funds in October 2019, including EUR 218.14 million in current transfers and EUR 1.37 billion in capital transfers, the Finance Ministry said in a Tuesday statement.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:07:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland receives EUR 1.59 bln from EU funds in October - MinFinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-receives-eur-159-bln-from-eu-funds-in-october---minfin-9041Polish president's rep to visit UN headquarters in NY on Fridayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-presidents-rep-to-visit-un-headquarters-in-ny-on-friday-9039<p>Krzysztof Szczerski, head of the Polish President's Office, will pay a visit to New York on Friday in connection with the upcoming conclusion of Poland's two-year non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council.</p>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:51:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uwan5wb4ry2y2si3hrs9m.jpegMinister Szczerski will hold meetings with high ranking officials of the UN secretariat.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-presidents-rep-to-visit-un-headquarters-in-ny-on-friday-9039Literary Nobelist Olga Tokarczuk to establish foundationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/literary-nobelist-olga-tokarczuk-to-establish-foundation-9035<p>Support and promotion of Polish and global art and culture, promotion of human rights and civil freedoms and support for environmental activities are all aims to be included in the statute of a foundation Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk intends to found.</p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:01:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bocaepc7etrkcn2gs6qe.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/literary-nobelist-olga-tokarczuk-to-establish-foundation-9035The solar-powered outdoor furniture that helps you stay connectedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-solar-powered-outdoor-furniture-that-helps-you-stay-connected-9033<p><span lang="EN-US">An innovate Polish company has designed an array of solar powered devices that could help the connected generation’s electrical devices stay charged.</span></p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 15:38:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5kjz5e0sshltt9rza02af.jpegThe company has already had domestic and international success, selling to Germany, Austria and throughout Poland. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-solar-powered-outdoor-furniture-that-helps-you-stay-connected-9033So Sweeeet! Adorable cheetah cubs born in Śląsk zoohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/so-sweeeet-adorable-cheetah-cubs-born-in-slask-zoo-9030<p>Two gorgeous cheetah cubs have been delighting keepers at Śląsk Zoo in Chorzów after being born to proud mum Mambo.</p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 15:00:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yh9qsdfkmgrb3fy6wbtv.jpegThe adorable balls of fur arrived on October 3rd but the zoo has only now made the announcement.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/so-sweeeet-adorable-cheetah-cubs-born-in-slask-zoo-9030Polish official hands over presidency of climate summit to Chilehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-official-hands-over-presidency-of-climate-summit-to-chile-9027<p>Polish Minister of Climate and COP24 President Michał Kurtyka handed over to Chile in Madrid on Monday the presidency of the UN climate summit, the position he held since the previous conference in Katowice, southern Poland, last December.</p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 13:33:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/n1xp6nqtdj8p99jnhhzzm.jpegThe post of COP25 president will now be held by Chilean Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-official-hands-over-presidency-of-climate-summit-to-chile-9027Fury as Amazon puts Auschwitz Christmas tree ornaments onlinehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fury-as-amazon-puts-auschwitz-christmas-tree-ornaments-online-9024<p>Online shopping giant Amazon has come under fire after Christmas tree ornaments, bottle openers and a mousepad showing scenes of Auschwitz death camp where over 1 million people were murdered during WWII appeared for sale on its website.</p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 11:59:00 +0100BusinessHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eaa1fkhe6kuqk129vnolq.pngThe tasteless decorations showing scenes from the extermination camp where over 1 million people were murdered cost around 50 PLN.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fury-as-amazon-puts-auschwitz-christmas-tree-ornaments-online-9024Poland must receive proper compensation for energy system change - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-must-receive-proper-compensation-for-energy-system-change---pm-9023<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said before the beginning of the COP 25 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid on Monday that Poland must be offered special compensation for its effort to change its energy system and reduce emissions.</p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 11:34:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5r58v5vge9j4hsi8utpbji.jpegPM Morawiecki underlined transformation costs and said that Poland could make more efforts to change its energy system and reduce emissions but "must be properly compensated" so that it could adjust its energy system.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-must-receive-proper-compensation-for-energy-system-change---pm-9023Former EC president and Polish PM receives Marion Doenhoff awardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-ec-president-and-polish-pm-receives-marion-doenhoff-award-9022<p>Former European Council President and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk was distinguished with the Marion Doenhoff prize for international understanding and reconciliation in Hamburg, on Sunday.</p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:21:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFormer EC president and Polish PM receives Marion Doenhoff awardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-ec-president-and-polish-pm-receives-marion-doenhoff-award-9022Clear financial conditions of EU climate strategy needed - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/clear-financial-conditions-of-eu-climate-strategy-needed---minister-9019<p>Polish Climate Minister Michał Kurtyka believes that in order to implement a long-term EU climate strategy, including plans to reach climate neutrality by 2050, it is necessary to define its financial conditions and ensure social approval.</p>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 09:44:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rhs6ic6w58b74lz9qdr2iw.jpegAccording to Kurtyka, Poland is a country that can benefit from this transformation, but "the scope of investment challenges and financial needs are considerable."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/clear-financial-conditions-of-eu-climate-strategy-needed---minister-9019Polish PM to state importance of climate change at COP25 summit in Spainhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-to-state-importance-of-climate-change-at-cop25-summit-in-spain-9018<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will begin a two-day visit to Spain on Monday, where he will take part in the first day of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid.</p>Sun, 01 Dec 2019 18:51:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish PM to state importance of climate change at COP25 summit in Spainhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-to-state-importance-of-climate-change-at-cop25-summit-in-spain-9018President expects unity declaration at NATO summit - presidential aidehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-expects-unity-declaration-at-nato-summit---presidential-aide-9016<p>President Andrzej Duda expects a clear statement of NATO unity at the Alliance's forthcoming summit in London, the head of Duda's office Krzysztof Szczerski said on Sunday.</p>Sun, 01 Dec 2019 18:26:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPresident expects unity declaration at NATO summit - presidential aidehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-expects-unity-declaration-at-nato-summit---presidential-aide-9016Rotunda returns: famed building re-occupies its spot in central Warsaw after complete rebuildhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rotunda-returns-famed-building-re-occupies-its-spot-in-central-warsaw-after-complete-rebuild-9014<p>Regarded as one of the most iconic buildings of the PRL period, the Rotunda in central Warsaw is again open following a two-year revitalization project that saw the structure redeveloped in a bid to update it for modern times. Owned by PKO BP Bank, its return was timed to coincide with the bank’s own centenary celebrations.</p>Sun, 01 Dec 2019 17:23:00 +0100BusinessHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zh1jbxun06e3zmc4t0rf0m.jpegThe new building has remained faithful to the design the original and boasts the same jagged-roof design.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rotunda-returns-famed-building-re-occupies-its-spot-in-central-warsaw-after-complete-rebuild-9014Poland to host Internet Governance Forum in 2020https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-host-internet-governance-forum-in-2020-9013<p>The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in Katowice, southern Poland, in 2020. The nomination was announced during the closing ceremony of the14th edition of the event held in Berlin, the Digital Affairs Ministry has announced.</p>Sun, 01 Dec 2019 14:50:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7xuiq668vflophztottpjs.jpegDeputy Minister of Digital Affairs Wanda Buk said that effective digital transformation will become a condition of the development of companies, societies, and the global economy.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-host-internet-governance-forum-in-2020-9013Chinese lights festival lights up Warsaw’s winterhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/chinese-lights-festival-lights-up-warsaws-winter-130<p>From dragons and pandas to martial arts and ancient warriors, a Chinese lights festival will bring illumination and Far-Eastern culture to Warsaw’s Fort Bema. The festival in previous years has been seen by hundreds in thousands in locations ranging from the US to Belarus, and should also be a hit during its 10-week stint in Poland.</p>Sun, 01 Dec 2019 14:39:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/swdxfybaa6jtbk1bdq5bi.jpegA festival of lights brings a bit of Far Eastern dazzle to the long, cold nights of the nation’s capital.https://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/chinese-lights-festival-lights-up-warsaws-winter-130‘Cold War’ star Kot set to hit the international silver screen again in sci-fi murder filmhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cold-war-star-kot-to-set-to-hit-the-international-silver-screen-again-in-sci-fi-murder-film-9011<p>‘Cold War’ star Tomasz Kot is set to appear in another international production - Robert Hloz’s ‘Restore Point’. The actor, who won plaudits around the world for ‘Cold War’, will star in a Czech sci-fi movie, shot in English, that depicts Europe in 2038, where every citizen has the right to be revived in case of an unnatural death.</p>Sun, 01 Dec 2019 11:50:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4y9si8r5lafs2s1aezp7w.jpegWell known in Poland for many years, Kot has now started to grab international attention.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cold-war-star-kot-to-set-to-hit-the-international-silver-screen-again-in-sci-fi-murder-film-9011The Poles on ECMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-poles-on-ecm-9009<p>ECM stands for Editions of Contemporary Music and the name is right. You will find both jazz and classical music on its recordings, performed by the world’s finest artists. This prestigious record label (recording for ECM makes you part of the jazz aristocracy) was founded in Munich on November 24, 1969 by German bass player and producer Manfred Eicher.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 20:01:00 +0100Art & CultureDan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/n8le9e091wq6jifqzsonw.jpegTomasz Stańko, one of a number of Polish musicians who has appeared on the ECM label.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-poles-on-ecm-9009President marks Miners' Dayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-marks-miners-day-9008<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda visited miners in Turów brown coal mine in Bogatynia, south-west Poland on Saturday, ahead of the Miners' Day, observed annually in Poland on December 4.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 16:56:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q1a0if54lj57o1ld8xa35.jpegCoal mining is a huge task and service that you perform for Poland, ensuring energy security, the president said addressing the miners during a gala event.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-marks-miners-day-9008In his father’s footsteps: climber retraces Himalayan expedition taken by his father that ended in tragedyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/in-his-fathers-footsteps-climber-retraces-himalayan-expedition-taken-by-his-father-that-ended-in-tragedy-9005<p>The son of a Polish alpinist who took part in a 1979 expedition to the Himalaya that ended in the tragic death of three climbers is returning to the formidable mountain range. Maciej Pietrowicz will drive 10,000 kilometres from Poland to Nepal in a Jelcz truck to commemorate the golden age of Polish Himalayan climbing, and the first winter ascent of Mount Everest.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 16:10:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z9mry65mqld72sk9hclgre.jpegOn the road again. The veteran Jelcz lorry that will take the team to Nepal.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/in-his-fathers-footsteps-climber-retraces-himalayan-expedition-taken-by-his-father-that-ended-in-tragedy-9005Polish PM commemorates anniversary of November Uprising outbreakhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-commemorates-anniversary-of-november-uprising-outbreak-9004<p>Commemorating the 189th anniversary of the November Uprising outbreak, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted on Saturday that invaders were trying to deprive the Polish people of everything but failed to kill their desire for freedom and their patriotic spirit.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 14:19:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish PM commemorates anniversary of November Uprising outbreakhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-commemorates-anniversary-of-november-uprising-outbreak-9004A Witness to History: Auschwitz Volunteer Witold Pileckihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/a-witness-to-history-auschwitz-volunteer-witold-pilecki-415<p>The extraordinary story of the Auschwitz Volunteer Witold Pilecki - as seen by his nephew, Marek Ostrowski and British author Jack Fairweather. &nbsp;</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 13:31:00 +0100HistoryHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mqpi2f95oml9px55dpbb.jpegA Witness to History: Auschwitz Volunteer Witold Pileckihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/a-witness-to-history-auschwitz-volunteer-witold-pilecki-415CEO of Poland’s second-largest lender resignshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ceo-of-polands-second-largest-lender-resigns-9001<p>CEO of Bank Pekao SA, the country's second largest bank by assets, Michał Krupiński tendered a resignation effective immediately on Friday, motivating his decision with the desire to continue his career outside of Poland.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 13:08:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s86lvp8a5xsckwgi4jjh9.jpegKrupiński motivates his decision with the desire to continue his career outside of Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ceo-of-polands-second-largest-lender-resigns-9001Poland's position for forthcoming NATO summit debatedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-position-for-forthcoming-nato-summit-debated-9000<p>The confirmation of Poland's readiness to maintain the dynamics of actions in NATO was one of the subjects debated by a consultative meeting on Friday called by President Andrzej Duda ahead of the forthcoming NATO summit in London on December 3 and 4.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 12:45:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's position for forthcoming NATO summit debatedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-position-for-forthcoming-nato-summit-debated-9000HERO! Polish chef tackles London Bridge terrorist with 1.5-metre narwhal tuskhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hero-polish-chef-tackles-london-bridge-terrorist-with-15-metre-narwhal-tusk-8998<p>A Polish chef who tackled crazed London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan with a 1.5-metre-long narwhal tusk has been hailed a hero.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 12:18:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/88lq7wcoq1flqpe87ewjc.jpegHero Łukasz is seen on the left of the picture tackling armed terrorist Usman Khan along with other passersby.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hero-polish-chef-tackles-london-bridge-terrorist-with-15-metre-narwhal-tusk-8998Warsaw firm pioneers “revolutionary” tech that turns precious metals into powderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-firm-pioneers-revolutionary-tech-that-turns-precious-metals-into-powder-8996<p>A Polish company has created some “revolutionary technology” that could transform the production of jewellery, satellites and even pacemakers by turning precious metals into powder for 3D printing.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 10:06:00 +0100BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ef97zi2g177gixm24kd8l.jpegThe ATO Noble atomiser could make 3D printing in precious metals much more cost efficient.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-firm-pioneers-revolutionary-tech-that-turns-precious-metals-into-powder-8996Roman Polański receives Golden Boothttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/roman-polanski-receives-golden-boot-8995<p>Oscar-winning Polish-born film director Roman Polański received a Golden Boot statuette at the Friday closing gala of the 24th Cinergia European Cinema Forum in Łódź, central Poland. The statuette is awarded to "rebellious filmmakers going against fashion and trends".</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 09:30:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vxrjvklnfxr6rkxqfscf1b.jpegThanking for the award, Polański recalled his days as a film school student in Łódź over 50 years ago, and observed that the city looked different then than it does today.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/roman-polanski-receives-golden-boot-8995President attends Cadet Day commemorationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-attends-cadet-day-commemorations-8994<p>President Andrzej Duda attended commemorations of Cadet Day on Friday, traditionally held on the anniversary of Poland's 1830-31 November Uprising against the Russian Empire (Nov. 29), which was triggered by Polish military cadets.</p>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 09:22:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6dp4cahg2wnbccubmavr5.jpegIn his address in front of Warsaw's Belvedere Palace, Duda observed that generations of Poles had been unable to experience their country's full independence, nor today's unbroken 30 years of freedom.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-attends-cadet-day-commemorations-8994Polish PM attends November Uprising observanceshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-attends-november-uprising-observances-8992<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki attended the commemorations of the 189th anniversary of the 1830-31 November Uprising against the Russian Empire, held at the Cemetery of the insurgents in Kopna Góra, western Poland, on Friday.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 20:50:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lh3z5hqtbgcqabpfvtxvvl.jpegThe head of the government paid homage to all victims of the uprising. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-attends-november-uprising-observances-8992Tusk plans to engage in Polish politics as Council presidency endshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-plans-to-engage-in-polish-politics-as-council-presidency-ends-8991<p>Outgoing European Council President and former Polish PM Donald Tusk said in Brussels on Friday that he plans to engage in Polish politics as soon as he finishes exercising his duties on December 1. He will also head the European People's Party (EPP).</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 19:04:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ppusgaxrk7ehyk8p976zqt.jpegOutgoing President of the European Council, Donald Tusk waves during a handover ceremony at the European Council headquarters in Brussels.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tusk-plans-to-engage-in-polish-politics-as-council-presidency-ends-8991Swiss museum opens exhibition on Polish diplomat heroeshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/swiss-museum-opens-exhibition-on-polish-diplomat-heroes-8989<p>The Jewish Museum of Switzerland in Basel opened an exhibition on Friday documenting the work of Polish diplomats in saving Jews during World War II. The group, under Ambassador Alexander Ładoś, rescued between 8,000-10,000 Jews from the Holocaust.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 18:54:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSwiss museum opens exhibition on Polish diplomat heroeshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/swiss-museum-opens-exhibition-on-polish-diplomat-heroes-8989Young activists march for climate in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/young-activists-march-for-climate-in-warsaw-8987<p>Some 3,000 people, mostly teenagers and young adults, marched in the streets Warsaw on Friday demanding more government action against climate change, including a departure from fossil fuels and improving air quality.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 17:14:00 +0100News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z8167xv5zil8gt66s3xb9e.jpegSimilar demonstrations took place in a number of cities across Poland. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/young-activists-march-for-climate-in-warsaw-8987Polish gas giant PGNiG becomes sole user of Lithuanian LNG terminalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-gas-giant-pgnig-becomes-sole-user-of-lithuanian-lng-terminal-8986<p>Polish gas monopolist PGNiG has signed a five-year contract for the full capacity of the LNG reloading facility for trucks in Klaipeda, Lithuania, which will allow the company to import liquefied natural gas from various sources by sea and sell it to recipients.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 16:38:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8cehubphmtust74mrwft4.jpegPGNiG CEO Piotr Woźniak said at the signing ceremony that the company hopes to stay in Klaipeda beyond the five year period.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-gas-giant-pgnig-becomes-sole-user-of-lithuanian-lng-terminal-8986Poland's unemployment rate flat at 3.2 pct in October - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-flat-at-32-pct-in-october---eurostat-8985<p>Poland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.2 percent in October 2019, unchanged from September 2019, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 16:30:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's unemployment rate flat at 3.2 pct in October - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-flat-at-32-pct-in-october---eurostat-8985Ultramarathon woman wins gruelling five-day desert run – despite NEVER doing it beforehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ultramarathon-woman-wins-gruelling-five-day-desert-run--despite-never-doing-it-before-8982<p>A Polish woman has won the gruelling Desert Ultra marathon, running 250 km through the blazing Namibian desert, despite never having run an ultramarathon before.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:45:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/plccje53ykofs45cpjqdn.jpegDespite never running in an ultramarathon before, Kasia Orzechowska was almost an hour faster than the record set last year by Kristina Madsen of Denmark.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ultramarathon-woman-wins-gruelling-five-day-desert-run--despite-never-doing-it-before-8982Poland's GDP up 3.9 pct y/y in 3rd quarter - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-up-39-pct-yy-in-3rd-quarter---stats-office-8981<p>The Polish economy grew by 3.9 pct year on year in the third quarter of 2019, down from a 4.6 pct growth in the second quarter, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Friday. In its earlier flash estimate, GUS put the Q3 growth rate figure at 3.9 pct.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:14:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's GDP up 3.9 pct y/y in 3rd quarter - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-up-39-pct-yy-in-3rd-quarter---stats-office-8981Football dance ‘the Poznań’ gets own entry in Cambridge dictionaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/football-dance-the-poznan-gets-own-entry-in-cambridge-dictionary-8979<p>A bouncing, stadium-shaking dance created by the supporters of football club Lech Poznań has made the unlikely jump from the terraces to the esteemed and learned pages of the Cambridge Dictionary.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:34:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fwq2pdim7fqa4mu2j4mpd.jpegThe celebration dance has its dictionary roots in Lech Poznań’s European campaign in the 2010/11 season. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/football-dance-the-poznan-gets-own-entry-in-cambridge-dictionary-8979From Napoleon with love! Gold and diamond necklace French leader gave his Polish mistress goes up for auctionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-napoleon-with-love-gold-and-diamond-necklace-french-leader-gave-his-polish-mistress-goes-up-for-auction-8977<p>A gold and diamond encrusted necklace that French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte gave to his Polish lover Maria Walewska has gone under the hammer at auction.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:03:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2af6s7iraetax7pgdc7qiq.jpegThe gold and diamond necklace Emperor Napoleon gave his Polish mistress is on sale for £12,000 (61,000 PLN)https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-napoleon-with-love-gold-and-diamond-necklace-french-leader-gave-his-polish-mistress-goes-up-for-auction-8977Poland's inflation in November at 2.6 percent y/y - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-in-november-at-26-percent-yy---stats-office-8975<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 2.6 percent year on year in November 2019 and by 0.1 percent month on month, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported in a flash estimate on Friday.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 11:04:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's inflation in November at 2.6 percent y/y - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-in-november-at-26-percent-yy---stats-office-8975Polish president calls meeting with key ministers ahead of NATO summithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-calls-meeting-with-key-ministers-ahead-of-nato-summit-8973<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday called a top-level meeting at the National Security Bureau (BBN) ahead of the 70th anniversary NATO summit to be held in London on 3-4 December, inviting the defence and foreign ministers, the BBN has reported.</p>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 10:28:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish president calls meeting with key ministers ahead of NATO summithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-calls-meeting-with-key-ministers-ahead-of-nato-summit-8973Poland hoists flag on new patrol shiphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-hoists-flag-on-new-patrol-ship-8971<p>A flag-hoisting ceremony on Poland's new naval patrol ship, the Ślązak, took place on Thursday in the northern seaport of Gdynia. The ceremony coincided with the 101st anniversary of the Polish Navy.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 21:18:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bg5rg0qsrlgk9o91bpqtc.jpegThe Ślązak will be employed to patrol and protect commercial sea routes and ships, it will also be sued to combat piracy and maritime terrorism.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-hoists-flag-on-new-patrol-ship-8971Technological development to have big effect on Polish economy - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/technological-development-to-have-big-effect-on-polish-economy---report-8970<p>Within the next 20 years, developments in technology will cause nearly two million jobs to disappear and three million to be transformed, said Minister of Development Jadwiga Emilewicz during Thursday's presentation of the 'Roads to Industry 4.0' report.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 19:30:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j2v8b4mumbp53kw3jwiam5.jpegEmilewicz stated that although many jobs would be lost or transformed, many new and better-paid ones would appear.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/technological-development-to-have-big-effect-on-polish-economy---report-8970Tram maker Pesa delivers first of 13 vehicles to Bulgariahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tram-maker-pesa-delivers-first-of-13-vehicles-to-bulgaria-8969<p>The first of 13 low-floored, articulated Swing trams, ordered from Bydgoszcz-based tram manufacturer Pesa, was officially presented in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, on Thursday and will go into regular service on Friday, the company has announced.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 16:33:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTram maker Pesa delivers first of 13 vehicles to Bulgariahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tram-maker-pesa-delivers-first-of-13-vehicles-to-bulgaria-8969Warsaw man quits job to go on five month fund-raising trek across Europe with his pet dog Pindolhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-man-quits-job-to-go-on-five-month-fund-raising-trek-across-europe-with-his-pet-dog-pindol-8967<p>A Warsaw man and his dog have walked 4,000 km across Europe to raise money for an oncologic hospice – and to have the experience of a lifetime.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:59:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/68bpci875vyzylslik3k2q.jpegDarek Strojewski worked as an educator before closing his business setting off in June with his four-legged pal Pindol.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-man-quits-job-to-go-on-five-month-fund-raising-trek-across-europe-with-his-pet-dog-pindol-8967Some judges manipulate CJEU ruling, Polish PM sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/some-judges-manipulate-cjeu-ruling-polish-pm-says-8965<p>A part of the judicial community is disappointed with the Court of Justice of the European Union's (CJEU) recent ruling as they try to persuade the public that the CJEU has challenged the legality of the National Council of the Judiciary of Poland (KRS), PM Mateusz Morawiecki said in an interview with PAP.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:16:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zxmzdb1wr98f3bym0jytl.jpeg“The CJEU has confirmed that Poland's stance on the matter has been correct from the very beginning - the system of justice falls within the scope of competence of member states,” said Morawiecki.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/some-judges-manipulate-cjeu-ruling-polish-pm-says-8965Rare luxury limo used by commie bosses goes on sale for 399khttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rare-luxury-limo-used-by-commie-bosses-goes-on-sale-for-399k-8959<p>A rare Mercedes limousine used to ferry about Polish communist-era bosses has been put up for sale.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 13:42:00 +0100BusinessHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rvpuyhngpc1q6qnfwoedj.jpegThe rare Mercedes limousine used to ferry about Polish communist-era bosses has been put up for sale for 399,000 PLN by car dealer Classic Motors. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rare-luxury-limo-used-by-commie-bosses-goes-on-sale-for-399k-8959Poland's inflation expectations down in November - EChttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-expectations-down-in-november---ec-8957<p>Poland's consumer inflation expectations fell to 18.4 points in November 2019 from 20.0 points in October, the European Commission's Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 13:13:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's inflation expectations down in November - EChttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-expectations-down-in-november---ec-8957Kayaking champ helps restore memory of small town’s Jewish population wiped out in Holocausthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kayaking-champ-helps-restore-memory-of-small-towns-jewish-population-wiped-out-in-holocaust-8952<p>A European kayaking champion and Olympic athlete has taken time out from his sporting career to help restore the memory of the Jewish population of a small southern town wiped out in the Holocaust.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:44:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7htxu3yqzuq8l47gd0wefr.jpegKayaker Dariusz Popiela has been helping the local population restore the cemetery in Grybów. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kayaking-champ-helps-restore-memory-of-small-towns-jewish-population-wiped-out-in-holocaust-8952Poland is extricating itself from medium-development trap - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-is-extricating-itself-from-medium-development-trap---pm-8950<p>Addressing the 10th congress of Polish economists in Warsaw on Thursday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said he believed that "Poland has been slowly extricating itself from a medium development trap."</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:31:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland is extricating itself from medium-development trap - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-is-extricating-itself-from-medium-development-trap---pm-8950Robbie Williams is coming to Toruńhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/robbie-williams-is-coming-to-torun-8947<p>Pop star Robbie Williams will come to Toruń in December to record a programme promoting his new album "The Christmas Present". </p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:26:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eb9dyvnn9mifl44l70rr.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/robbie-williams-is-coming-to-torun-8947PM appoints new commissioner for Poland's top infrastructure projecthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-appoints-new-commissioner-for-polands-top-infrastructure-project-8945<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Thursday appointed Marcin Horala, a prominent MP with the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, to take over as the government commissioner for the Central Transportation Port (CPK), a multi-billion air hub project.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 10:41:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d750bvak0tljyo31og61bn.jpegPM appoints new commissioner for Poland's top infrastructure projecthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-appoints-new-commissioner-for-polands-top-infrastructure-project-8945Made-in-Poland products to be promoted in 600 stores in Georgiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/made-in-poland-products-to-be-promoted-in-600-stores-in-georgia-8943<p>Made-in-Poland products will go on sale in 600 stores in Georgia as part of Polish Days in that country, and Polish producers will have the opportunity to present their offer at special promotional stands and establish contacts with potential Georgian partners.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 09:58:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMade-in-Poland products to be promoted in 600 stores in Georgiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/made-in-poland-products-to-be-promoted-in-600-stores-in-georgia-8943New Amazon logistics centre in Poland will be its most automatedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-amazon-logistics-centre-in-poland-will-be-its-most-automated-8941<p>The Amazon logistics center in Gliwice, southern Poland, is scheduled to start operations in 2020. It will be the company's largest facility of its type in terms of robotisation solutions.</p>Thu, 28 Nov 2019 09:43:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgNew Amazon logistics centre in Poland will be its most automatedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-amazon-logistics-centre-in-poland-will-be-its-most-automated-8941Polish e-communication regulator to chair regional networkhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-e-communication-regulator-to-chair-regional-network-8939<p>Marcin Cichy, head of Poland's Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), was elected chairman of the Eastern Partnership Electronic Communications Regulators Network (EaPeReg) at the organisation's 14th plenary session in Riga on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 16:45:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/frjddpn1hdngpm4frv3gp8.jpegCichy will be involved in implementing the EU's EU4Digital strategy aimed at transferring the benefits of the single digital market to Eastern Partnership members, UKE added.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-e-communication-regulator-to-chair-regional-network-8939Howl you doin'! Injured wolf cub returned to mum thanks to DNA analysishttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/howl-you-doin-injured-wolf-cub-returned-to-mum-thanks-to-dna-analysis-8935<p>A young wolf found lying on the side of a road after being hit by a car, has been reunited with his mother after researchers matched their DNA.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 16:23:00 +0100ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3x1znhuxow69e1twne2mbg.jpegHappy wolf! Klincz the wolf cub was reunited with his mum after a month of recovery.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/howl-you-doin-injured-wolf-cub-returned-to-mum-thanks-to-dna-analysis-8935Poland's National Security Bureau head holds talks before NATO summithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-national-security-bureau-head-holds-talks-before-nato-summit-8934<p>Head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) Pawel Soloch paid a visit to NATO Headquarters where he forwarded the position of President Andrzej Duda, ahead of the NATO summit which will take place in London in early December, the BBN announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 15:48:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/aroa9cvzpiu1zbw2l7tbvz.jpegMinister Soloch also held working meetings with NATO ambassadors of the Bucharest Nine to discuss the positions of NATO's eastern flank countries before the summit.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-national-security-bureau-head-holds-talks-before-nato-summit-8934Warsaw office block introduces modern art display to inspire workershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-office-block-introduces-modern-art-display-to-inspire-workers-8931<p>Modern Polish art has been put on display in a Warsaw office block with the aim of inspiring employees.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 14:38:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4dxn6x36y48ianxhog7s79.jpegThe artwork comes from the Starak Family Foundation’s private collection. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-office-block-introduces-modern-art-display-to-inspire-workers-8931Polish banks issue 2.62 pct more in mortgages q/q in Q3https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-banks-issue-262-pct-more-in-mortgages-qq-in-q3-8929<p>In the third quarter of 2019, banks granted mortgages to a total value of PLN 16.87 billion (EUR 3.91 billion) or 2.62 percent more than the previous quarter, the Polish Bank Association (ZBP) has reported.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 13:32:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish banks issue 2.62 pct more in mortgages q/q in Q3https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-banks-issue-262-pct-more-in-mortgages-qq-in-q3-8929Polish Armaments Group to get EUR 99.8 mln capital injectionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-armaments-group-to-get-eur-998-mln-capital-injection-8927<p>Dominant defence firm Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) is to receive a capital injection of PLN 430 million (EUR 99.8 million) under a deal signed between Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and PGZ President Witold Slowik on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:48:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish Armaments Group to get EUR 99.8 mln capital injectionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-armaments-group-to-get-eur-998-mln-capital-injection-8927Ooh la la! 100-year-old bottles of French wine found buried in 18th century palace basementhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ooh-la-la-100-year-old-bottles-of-french-wine-found-buried-in-18th-century-palace-basement-8923<p>Bottles of French wine dating back 100 years have been found in the basement of a palace during renovation work.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:09:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zyv0xgwsxnbtl23z6x18qn.jpegThe bottles were found buried in sand in a basement of Kozłówka Palace.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ooh-la-la-100-year-old-bottles-of-french-wine-found-buried-in-18th-century-palace-basement-8923Poland's unemployment falls to 5.0 percent in October - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-falls-to-50-percent-in-october---stats-office-8921<p>Poland's unemployment rate fell to 5.0 percent in October 2019 from 5.1 percent a month earlier, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 10:48:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's unemployment falls to 5.0 percent in October - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-falls-to-50-percent-in-october---stats-office-8921PM pays tribute to French soldiers killed fighting terrorism in Malihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-pays-tribute-to-french-soldiers-killed-fighting-terrorism-in-mali-8919<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki sent messages of condolence in French, Polish and English on Twitter on Tuesday evening over the deaths of 13 French soldiers in a helicopter accident in Mali.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 10:02:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPM pays tribute to French soldiers killed fighting terrorism in Malihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-pays-tribute-to-french-soldiers-killed-fighting-terrorism-in-mali-8919Polish, German foreign ministers discuss diaspora, climate issueshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-german-foreign-ministers-discuss-diaspora-climate-issues-8917<p>Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz met with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Berlin on Tuesday, and said that the Polish community in Germany expects more explicit support in teaching the Polish language.</p>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 09:39:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uwztcxo1ovpuetiamkls.jpegPolish, German foreign ministers discuss diaspora, climate issueshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-german-foreign-ministers-discuss-diaspora-climate-issues-8917Work starts on specialist coma clinic for adults in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/work-starts-on-specialist-coma-clinic-for-adults-in-warsaw-8916<p>Money from the Justice Fund is earmarked also for saving the life and health of injured people, Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said at the ceremonial launch of building work on an 'Alarm Clock Clinic' in Warsaw for waking adults from comas.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 20:42:00 +0100ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e0jh2ybos3ej4nsvvqguqq.jpegDuring the ceremony to launch construction work, Błaszczyk highlighted that the project was only possible due to the support of many institutions. Among others, she thanked the president of the Mazovian Hospital Bródnowski, Teresa Bogiel, Mazowieckie province governor Adam Struzik and Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/work-starts-on-specialist-coma-clinic-for-adults-in-warsaw-8916Polish PM, European Council president-elect, discuss budget, climatehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-european-council-president-elect-discuss-budget-climate-8914<p>European Council President-elect Charles Michel came to Warsaw on Tuesday to discuss with Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki a range of issues, including the next EU budget and climate policy, before he assumes office on December 1.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 19:39:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8u7hwbn4z6egycwjnb0ymu.jpegAfter the press statements, Morawiecki and Michel lit candles at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes and laid flowers at the Warsaw Uprising Monument.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-european-council-president-elect-discuss-budget-climate-8914Food bank gala inaugurates 23rd Christmas Food Collectionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/food-bank-gala-inaugurates-23rd-christmas-food-collection-8913<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, were honorary patrons of a ceremonial gala in Warsaw on Tuesday to inaugurate a Christmas Food Collection.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 19:09:00 +0100News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1qq6phz8y3x868wmm70jnd.jpegDuda thanked everybody involved in the organisation of the food collection and those engaged in it.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/food-bank-gala-inaugurates-23rd-christmas-food-collection-8913Last president-in-exile Ryszard Kaczorowski commemorated on 100th anniversary of his birthhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/last-president-in-exile-ryszard-kaczorowski-commemorated-on-100th-anniversary-of-his-birth-8910<p>Ryszard Kaczorowski, Poland’s last Polish President-in-Exile, was born in Białystok 100 years ago today.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 16:54:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pvu32gc2c1iazzqb38igxh.jpegKaczorowski always emphasised that patriotism does not depend on where a person lives, even if it is in exile.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/last-president-in-exile-ryszard-kaczorowski-commemorated-on-100th-anniversary-of-his-birth-8910PM meets with president-elect of European Council, Charles Michelhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-meets-with-president-elect-of-european-council-charles-michel-8912<p>Charles Michel, the future president of the European Council, visited Warsaw on Tuesday for talks with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 16:41:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/52cgx2r62aydpewiys26hn.jpegDuring the Tuesday talks, the future EU budget for 2020-27 was discussed, among other issues.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-meets-with-president-elect-of-european-council-charles-michel-8912Centre for advancement of computational medicine to open in Krakówhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/centre-for-advancement-of-computational-medicine-to-open-in-krakow-8909<p>The Sano Centre for Computational Personalised Medicine, an international research foundation, will be launched in Kraków, southern Poland, thanks to funds from the European Commission.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:55:00 +0100Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgCentre for advancement of computational medicine to open in Krakówhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/centre-for-advancement-of-computational-medicine-to-open-in-krakow-8909Prosecutors drops probe against historian in defamation casehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/prosecutors-drops-probe-against-historian-in-defamation-case-8908<p>Prosecutors in Katowice, south Poland, decided on Tuesday that Polish historian and sociologist Jan T. Gross did not defame the Polish nation in his 2015 publication.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:43:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c72u7usyxymlnamacyuim.jpegAccording to Katowice prosecutors, Gross (pictured) did not break laws prohibiting the defamation of Poland in the article and therefore the investigation was terminated, the prosecutor's office spokesperson, Marta Zawada-Dybek, told PAP.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/prosecutors-drops-probe-against-historian-in-defamation-case-8908Polish Traces: Genoahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-genoa-413<p>In the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Krzysztof reveals an intriguing connection between the Italian explorer and Polish royalty…</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 14:26:00 +0100Polish traceshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mvakkl49xu3smipmg4kst.jpegPolish Traces: Genoahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-genoa-413Super-modern eco nursery school shortlisted for prestigious World Architecture comphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/super-modern-eco-nursery-school-shortlisted-for-prestigious-world-architecture-comp-8905<p>The design for a “3.0 smart hub” nursery school in Wrocław that prioritises children’s wellbeing and sustainability has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival 2019 competition.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 14:00:00 +0100Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/keetssd3rsr30r71qlb9wo.jpegThe nursery is on the short-list for an award at the World Architecture Festival 2019, which will be held in Amsterdam on 4-6 December.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/super-modern-eco-nursery-school-shortlisted-for-prestigious-world-architecture-comp-8905EP committee chooses Pole to head EU's data protection agencyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ep-committee-chooses-pole-to-head-eus-data-protection-agency-8903<p>Wojciech Wiewiorowski was elected to become the next European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), by the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), in Strasbourg, on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 13:17:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9jayx403ega5bucswvnv.jpegEP committee chooses Pole to head EU's data protection agencyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ep-committee-chooses-pole-to-head-eus-data-protection-agency-8903Hero of 1920 Battle of Warsaw honoured with headstone after 70 years lying in unmarked grave in Scotlandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hero-of-1920-battle-of-warsaw-honoured-with-headstone-after-70-years-lying-in-unmarked-grave-in-scotland-8899<p>The headstone of a Polish general who defended Warsaw from the Bolsheviks in 1920, has been unveiled in Scotland – after nearly 70 years of his remains lying in an unmarked grave.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 12:06:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6bl01a0pcmvuhtbug4ynq.jpegThe headstone for General Mikołaj Osikowski who fought in the 1920 Battle of Warsaw was unveiled at his grave in Scotland. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hero-of-1920-battle-of-warsaw-honoured-with-headstone-after-70-years-lying-in-unmarked-grave-in-scotland-8899Mobile operators test 5G network in Polish cities - dailyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mobile-operators-test-5g-network-in-polish-cities---daily-8897<p>Poland has still not launched a fully functional 5G communications network, but more and more Polish cities are planned to have 5G tests and, next year, one of them may implement the network for commercial use, the Gazeta Wyborcza daily wrote on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 11:34:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMobile operators test 5G network in Polish cities - dailyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mobile-operators-test-5g-network-in-polish-cities---daily-8897Poland brings Soviet-era MiG-29s back into servicehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-brings-soviet-era-mig-29s-back-into-service-8896<p>Poland's General Commander of Armed Forces, Gen. Jarosław Mika, decided on Monday to lift a flight ban on the Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter planes, which were grounded in February following a series of accidents.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 20:47:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/svvbu4tnarwjkrg2aagxa.jpegArmed Forces Inspector Gen. Jacek Pszczoła and Colonel Maciej Trelka, commander of the 1st Tactical Aviation Wing announce the lift a flight ban on the Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter planes.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-brings-soviet-era-mig-29s-back-into-service-8896President, Danish Crown Prince discuss bilateral ties, Baltic Pipehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-danish-crown-prince-discuss-bilateral-ties-baltic-pipe-8895<p>Bilateral ties and the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline project stood in the forefront of Monday talks in Warsaw between Polish President Andrzej Duda and visiting Danish Crown Prince Frederik.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 17:46:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rytjzidk872thl61b33m6.jpegFrederik also referred to this year's 100th anniversary of Polish-Danish diplomatic relations, and stressed that both countries supported values like freedom, independence, civil rights and human rights.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-danish-crown-prince-discuss-bilateral-ties-baltic-pipe-8895Polish gold reserves brought home - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-gold-reserves-brought-home---central-bank-8894<p>Around 100 tonnes of Polish gold has been brought to the country, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:26:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q0mu3bpvtzhim00zsr8lj.jpegNBP President Adam Glapiński told a Monday press conference that Poland has adequate levels of gold reserves and did not exclude the possibility of increasing their levels in the coming years.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-gold-reserves-brought-home---central-bank-8894Polish university students win US awardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-university-students-win-us-award-8892<p>A microbiological filter developed by Polish students was awarded a bronze medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (IGEM) competition organised by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:22:10 +0100Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish university students win US awardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-university-students-win-us-award-8892Adorable Bombel enters record books for being shortest horse in the worldhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/adorable-bombel-enters-record-books-for-being-shortest-horse-in-the-world-8888<p>An adorable pony from Poland has been named the shortest horse in the world.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 15:35:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r2k62wqpk7p8m1gk769yxf.jpegStanding just 56.7cm tall, Bombel is shorter than a greyhound.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/adorable-bombel-enters-record-books-for-being-shortest-horse-in-the-world-8888Warsaw and Kraków firms win prestigious Central European Start-up Awardshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-and-krakow-firms-win-prestigious-central-european-start-up-awards-8885<p>Poland has won two awards at the 6th Edition of the Central European Start-Up Awards, taking the awards for ‘Best AI/ Machine Learning Startup’ and ‘Best Software Development Partner’.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:44:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/evkj5mxlwancn4j96b1dnu.jpegEmplocity from Warsaw won the ‘Best AI/ Machine Learning Startup’ award for their Emplobot, while Geckodynamics from Kraków won the Best Software Development Partner award. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-and-krakow-firms-win-prestigious-central-european-start-up-awards-8885Danish royals start visit to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/danish-royals-start-visit-to-poland-8883<p>Danish Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth, have started their visit to Poland. The Danish royal couple were received by Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda in the Presidential Palace in Warsaw before noon on Monday.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:27:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o59i9yfgx3n0zwztq8ntfz.jpegDanish royals start visit to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/danish-royals-start-visit-to-poland-8883It's VIK-tory! Kraków’s Viki Gabor wins Junior Eurovisionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vikis-victory-krakows-viki-gabor-wins-junior-eurovision-8878<p>Poland has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the second year running, after singer Viki Gabor wowed the public and the jury with her dynamic performance.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:35:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/akro2u9b0nmj8enxi52y3h.jpegViki wins Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vikis-victory-krakows-viki-gabor-wins-junior-eurovision-8878Retail sales up 4.6 pct y/y in October - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-up-46-pct-yy-in-october---stats-office-8876<p>Poland's retail sales increased by 4.6 percent year on year and by 7.0 percent month on month in October 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Monday.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:27:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRetail sales up 4.6 pct y/y in October - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-up-46-pct-yy-in-october---stats-office-8876Poland strives to retrieve Raphael painting stolen during WWIIhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-strives-to-retrieve-raphael-painting-stolen-during-wwii-8874<p>Poland will not give up on retrieving Portrait of a Young Man by Italian painter Raphael Santi, stolen by the Germans during the Second World War, Deputy Culture Minister Magdalena Gawin told Polska The Times newspaper.</p>Mon, 25 Nov 2019 10:41:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland strives to retrieve Raphael painting stolen during WWIIhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-strives-to-retrieve-raphael-painting-stolen-during-wwii-8874Ukraine honours two Poles for presenting truth about The Great Faminehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukraine-honours-two-poles-for-presenting-truth-about-the-great-famine-8873<p>Polish film director Agnieszka Holland and the American-Polish journalist and publicist Anne Applebaum have been honoured with high state distinctions by Ukraine for their work on portraying the truth about The Great Famine of 1932-33.</p>Sun, 24 Nov 2019 18:56:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5caifphcie39ohvnj3irf.jpegAnne Applebaum (L) is the author of the book 'Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine', Agnieszka Holland (R)is the director of 'Gareth Jones', a film which tells the story of a young Welsh journalist who in the 1930's was one of the first people to report on what was happening in Ukraine.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukraine-honours-two-poles-for-presenting-truth-about-the-great-famine-8873Social insurance cuts, new CIT rules for SMEs - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/social-insurance-cuts-new-cit-rules-for-smes---pm-8871<p>Over 300 thousand SMEs in Poland will pay lower social insurance, and will be freed from CIT if they invest, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Sunday in Pilichowice, southern Poland.</p>Sun, 24 Nov 2019 18:31:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gi22yj2tn5wjnabi617ire.jpegMorawiecki said the new regulations were aimed to help small companies develop.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/social-insurance-cuts-new-cit-rules-for-smes---pm-8871Disco-vering Disco Polo: a new exhibition puts the spotlight on a genre of music born out of the free-for-all capitalism of the early 90shttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/disco-vering-disco-polo-a-new-exhibition-puts-the-spotlight-on-a-genre-of-music-born-out-of-the-free-for-all-capitalism-of-the-early-90s-8867<p>Commonly defined by its fast, jaunty synth beats, cliché-riddled videos and cheesy, catchy lyrics, the Disco Polo genre has been disparaged to the point of open vilification. Derided for its lack of finesse and perceived simplicity, for many aspirational Poles it has become a festering source of shame. For others, however, its association with the freedoms brought about following the post-communist transformation lend it a cultural importance that resonates to this day.</p>Sun, 24 Nov 2019 18:12:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2weteosmueqc7l8mkbkinb.jpegBayer Full, one of Disco Polo’s pioneering groups, strutting their stuff in Katowice back in 1995.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/disco-vering-disco-polo-a-new-exhibition-puts-the-spotlight-on-a-genre-of-music-born-out-of-the-free-for-all-capitalism-of-the-early-90s-8867Poland 3rd in Ski Jumping World Cup team competitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-3rd-in-ski-jumping-world-cup-team-competition-8866<p>Poland came third in Saturday's Ski Jumping World Cup team event in Wisła, southern Poland, which set off the 2019/2020 World Cup season. The winner was Austria and Norway took second place.</p>Sun, 24 Nov 2019 16:09:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5f6apjy4vm51xgjexnifer.jpegKamil Stoch placed 3rd in the individual competition.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-3rd-in-ski-jumping-world-cup-team-competition-8866Up to 750,000 people not working or learning could plug labour gaphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/up-to-750000-people-not-working-or-learning-could-plug-labour-gap-8863<p>Poland could plug some of the gap in its labour market by tapping into a pool of hundreds of thousands of people who are neither working nor studying, a new report has found.</p>Sun, 24 Nov 2019 13:45:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i9oi7i7k8qrobv5p0sqkq.jpegThe 750,000 could help boost the Polish economy.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/up-to-750000-people-not-working-or-learning-could-plug-labour-gap-8863Shirt appeal: fashion designer gives the office shirt a head-turning makeoverhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shirt-appeal-fashion-designer-give-the-office-shirt-a-head-turning-makeover-8860<p>A Częstochowa fashion designer has made a splash in the fashion world by giving that humble fashion staple, the office shirt, a stylish and original new twist.</p>Sun, 24 Nov 2019 10:57:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bz0ydn6ttwtjn3741krm.jpegFor Naji, a shirt is not just a piece of clothing: it can evoke a trip to an elegant European capital.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shirt-appeal-fashion-designer-give-the-office-shirt-a-head-turning-makeover-8860Sky-high daredevils jump from 11,373 metres to break altitude record for tandem parachute jumphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sky-high-daredevils-jump-from-11373-metres-to-break-altitude-record-for-tandem-parachute-jump-8858<p>A Polish-American duo has broken the Guinness world altitude record for a tandem parachute jump by skydiving from staggering 11,373 meters.</p>Sat, 23 Nov 2019 18:00:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gw8zq5ob8koi2oocin6cti.jpegInto the deep blue yonder. Wigginton and Majewski free fall from 11,373 metres.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sky-high-daredevils-jump-from-11373-metres-to-break-altitude-record-for-tandem-parachute-jump-8858The heart of the matter: Kraków firm teaches medical students high-tech solutions for heart diseasehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-heart-of-the-matter-krakow-firm-teaches-medical-students-high-tech-solutions-for-heart-disease-8855<p>A med-tech firm has started teaching the next generation of doctors how to use the “digital tools” they will need to help the sick and injured of the future.</p>Sat, 23 Nov 2019 14:22:00 +0100BusinessScienceStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hz939qpbatj9r8j4e6ii3c.jpegStudents learn how to use the technology.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-heart-of-the-matter-krakow-firm-teaches-medical-students-high-tech-solutions-for-heart-disease-8855Polish PM seeks more efficient administration, tax collectionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-seeks-more-efficient-administration-tax-collection-8854<p>The Polish government will try to increase its revenues through plugging the remaining loopholes in the tax collection system and streamlining public administration, PM Mateusz Morawiecki told the private RMF FM radio on Saturday.</p>Sat, 23 Nov 2019 11:43:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pqtd2y2ee5bo4qxh7sn4w8.jpegThe government will get some PLN 1.7 bln (EUR 0.4 bln) in additional revenue through a 10-percent hike in the excise tax on alcohol and tobacco but, according to Morawiecki, the increase is more to do with public health than budget income. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-seeks-more-efficient-administration-tax-collection-8854Poland tough enough to withstand global slowdown says National Bank experthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-tough-enough-to-withstand-global-slowdown-says-national-bank-expert-8853<p>The Polish economy has the robustness to withstand the effects of a slowing global economy and reduced EU funding, a senior official at the National Bank has claimed.</p>Sat, 23 Nov 2019 11:32:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cfyg0kqzh2pzgr4s7g99nl.jpegStrong enough. The Polish economy has the ability to withstand a global slowdown, says a National Bank expert.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-tough-enough-to-withstand-global-slowdown-says-national-bank-expert-8853Love bites to Lovebots? Bizarre new theory claims humans will soon be in relationships with robotshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/love-bites-to-lovebots-bizarre-new-theory-claims-humans-will-soon-be-in-relationships-with-robots-8849<p>Robots have the potential to transform the workplace, but could humans ever fall in love with them?</p>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:14:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/od0jap8r45nmc5sm23g078.jpegPoznań professor Maciej Musiał believes that with advances in robotics and artificial intelligence, falling in love with a robot could be fairly commonplace in the not-too-distant future.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/love-bites-to-lovebots-bizarre-new-theory-claims-humans-will-soon-be-in-relationships-with-robots-8849Polish-Lithuanian defence council to convene in early 2020https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-lithuanian-defence-council-to-convene-in-early-2020-8847<p>The first meeting of the Polish-Lithuanian Defence Ministers' Council will take place at the beginning of 2020, Lithuania's Defence Ministry announced after a meeting of both countries' defence ministers in Vilnius on Friday.</p>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:21:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish-Lithuanian defence council to convene in early 2020https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-lithuanian-defence-council-to-convene-in-early-2020-8847Jumping for joy as ‘The Kid’ is picked to play for Harlem Globetrottershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/jumping-for-joy-as-the-kid-is-picked-to-play-for-harlem-globetrotters-8845<p>A 22-year old from a small village near the Tatra Mountains will become the first Pole to play for the Harlem Globetrotters, the basketball team famed around the world for their trick shots and shows.</p>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:32:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/axcv2b7q6evziv30uz9m4.jpegThe first Pole to play for the basketball team known for its trick shots and shows, Paweł ‘Kid’ Kidoń will wear the number 48 shirt with his nickname ‘Dazzle’ on it.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/jumping-for-joy-as-the-kid-is-picked-to-play-for-harlem-globetrotters-8845Is Poland child friendly?https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/is-poland-child-friendly-411<p>Is Poland friendly for foreign families with children?</p><p>How do you find out what’s going on in Poland and explore and travel through Poland if you don’t speak Polish?</p><p>Where are the best places to travel with kids in Poland?</p><p>We speak to Magda Piasecka from the @kids in the city project to find out more.</p>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:22:00 +0100LifeHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7eq7785yg2bk3vxlwd1bt.jpegIs Poland child friendly?https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/is-poland-child-friendly-411Royals, world leaders to attend Auschwitz liberation anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/royals-world-leaders-to-attend-auschwitz-liberation-anniversary-8843<p>Observances marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration camp on Jan. 27, 2020 will be attended by representatives of royal families, as well as heads of state and government, the Auschwitz State Museum announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 13:40:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/70417204867l7d5wbvfs8.jpegThe museum's spokesperson, Bartosz Bartyzel stressed that former Auschwitz inmates "will be the most important guests," and added that "some 200 are expected to arrive from all over the world."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/royals-world-leaders-to-attend-auschwitz-liberation-anniversary-8843Poland's industrial production up 3.5 pct in October - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-35-pct-in-october---stats-office-8842<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 3.5 percent year on year in October 2019 and by 7.8 percent month on month, the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:38:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's industrial production up 3.5 pct in October - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-35-pct-in-october---stats-office-8842Warsaw company creates ground-breaking early cancer detectorshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-company-creates-ground-breaking-early-cancer-detectors-8840<p>A Warsaw MedTech company has developed a platform to recognize early signs of blood cancer.</p>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:12:00 +0100BusinessScienceStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sw1dn9cwr3qe6wdtn66mnk.jpegThe new platform will help doctors spot early signs of diseases such as Gaucher’s disease which increases the risk of developing certain cancers.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-company-creates-ground-breaking-early-cancer-detectors-8840Polish president says sanctions imposed on Russia should continuehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-says-sanctions-imposed-on-russia-should-continue-8838<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda said after a meeting with his Lithuanian counterpart Gitanas Nauseda in Vilnius on Thursday that the sanctions imposed on Russia should be upheld.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:56:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish president says sanctions imposed on Russia should continuehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-says-sanctions-imposed-on-russia-should-continue-8838Polish president starts two-day visit to Lithuaniahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-starts-two-day-visit-to-lithuania-8836<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, arrived in Vilnius on Thursday to attend the burial of the remains of insurgents who took part in the Polish 1863 January Uprising against Russia.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:38:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9c5f8lhukac3jinov9vl5.jpegPolish president starts two-day visit to Lithuaniahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-starts-two-day-visit-to-lithuania-8836The only way is up! The chatbot start-up that’s got tongues wagginghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-only-way-is-up-the-chatbot-start-up-thats-got-tongues-wagging-8832<p>A start-up dealing with live online chats and chatbots has received a 4mln PLN investment to develop its technology.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:18:00 +0100Start-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4bpw0cs2nbn9kk75bk9ay4.jpegCreated in 2014, Tidio can now boast being the fourth most popular tool of its kind in the world.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-only-way-is-up-the-chatbot-start-up-thats-got-tongues-wagging-8832Poland's balanced budget calls for lower spending, higher revenue - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-balanced-budget-calls-for-lower-spending-higher-revenue---pm-8831<p>Poland will keep next year's budget balanced through a reduction in spending and an increase in revenues, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said after a government meeting on Thursday.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:53:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hw7zhz6nn3l06am02sf3p7t.jpegMorawiecki said the loss "will have to be compensated for" in order to keep the budget balanced, a declaration the ruling camp made in this autumn's parliamentary campaign.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-balanced-budget-calls-for-lower-spending-higher-revenue---pm-8831All things great and small: Poland’s tiniest café is showing what big dreams are made ofhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-things-great-and-small-polands-tiniest-cafe-is-showing-what-big-dreams-are-made-of-8829<p>In Poland’s smallest coffee stop, the expression three’s a crowd takes on a quite literal meaning; standing elbow-to-elbow with other customers, a coffee machine whistling in your ear, the sensation of being inside a Lilliputian micro-world is as intoxicating as the rich aromas that waft around.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:28:00 +0100BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7ii6g0wc9494xjypb766es.jpegOfficially certified as the tiniest coffee stop in the nation, its pulling power is such that some backpackers even admitting to fitting Warsaw into their inter-rail schedule solely to be able to tick off this coffee curiosity.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-things-great-and-small-polands-tiniest-cafe-is-showing-what-big-dreams-are-made-of-8829Average corporate wage up 5.9 pct y/y in October - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/average-corporate-wage-up-59-pct-yy-in-october---stats-office-8828<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage in October 2019 amounted to PLN 5,213.27 (EUR 1, 214), up by 5.9 percent year on year, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 12:27:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgAverage corporate wage up 5.9 pct y/y in October - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/average-corporate-wage-up-59-pct-yy-in-october---stats-office-8828Mobile operators generate 34 pct of Poland's web traffic - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mobile-operators-generate-34-pct-of-polands-web-traffic---report-8827<p>Mobile networks such as Orange, Plus, T-Mobile and Play generate 34 percent of all website traffic, according to a recent study conducted on over 600,000 websites serviced by Poland's largest provider of hosting services, <a href="http://nazwa.pl/" target="_blank">nazwa.pl</a>.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:19:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bahi7er76k1lktllpjj27.jpegOrange is generating fifty-eight percent of all web traffic among mobile network operators, which gives the company a leading position on the market.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mobile-operators-generate-34-pct-of-polands-web-traffic---report-8827A Nazi piece of work: Head from Hitler's deadly V2 rocket found buried in fieldhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-nazi-piece-of-work-head-from-hitlers-deadly-v2-rocket-found-buried-in-field-8824<p>Eighty years after the start of World War II, fragments of one of Hitler’s “Wonder Weapon”, the V-2, have been unearthed in south-eastern Poland.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:56:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/44z3uxkgpexd3qff05rqdp.jpegThe head of the V-2 rocket was found near the village of Niwiska in southeast Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-nazi-piece-of-work-head-from-hitlers-deadly-v2-rocket-found-buried-in-field-8824Polish president congratulates EU's Tusk on EPP head electionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-congratulates-eus-tusk-on-epp-head-election-8823<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda congratulated former European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday evening on his election as the European People's Party (EPP) leader.</p>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 09:24:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fp9czzrr45wlp8uaa0lmy.jpegAndrzej Duda and Donald Tusk, New York, 2018.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-congratulates-eus-tusk-on-epp-head-election-8823Poland becomes member of UNESCO Executive Boardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-becomes-member-of-unesco-executive-board-8821<p>Poland was elected a member of the UNESCO Executive Board during the 40th United Nations General Conference on Education, Science and Culture held in Paris on November 20, the Polish Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 20:49:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland becomes member of UNESCO Executive Boardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-becomes-member-of-unesco-executive-board-8821Polish State Treasury debt at EUR 223.9 bln at end of Octoberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-state-treasury-debt-at-eur-2239-bln-at-end-of-october-8819<p>The Polish State Treasury debt at the end of October 2019 stood at PLN 960.8 billion (EUR 223.9 billion), down by PLN 17.7 billion (EUR 4.2 billion) or 1.8 percent from September, the Finance Ministry reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:29:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish State Treasury debt at EUR 223.9 bln at end of Octoberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-state-treasury-debt-at-eur-2239-bln-at-end-of-october-8819Polish, Lithuanian education ministers sign declaration on educationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-lithuanian-education-ministers-sign-declaration-on-education-8814<p>Polish Education Minister Dariusz Piontkowski and Lithuanian Minister of Education, Science and Sports Algirdas Monkevicius signed a declaration in Warsaw on Wednesday on education of Polish minorities in Lithuania and Lithuanian minorities in Poland.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:20:00 +0100Art & CultureSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6s8zm7d8m44ook4ob3ekz.jpegPolish, Lithuanian education ministers sign declaration on educationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-lithuanian-education-ministers-sign-declaration-on-education-8814Lublin runner smashes gruelling 490km Greek Ultramarathon record and ends 12 HOURS ahead of anyone elsehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-runner-smashes-gruelling-490km-greek-ultramarathon-record-and-ends-12-hours-ahead-of-anyone-else-8811<p>‘Superman’ runner Łukasz Sagan has won the 490km-long Authentic Phidippides Run setting a new record of 69:22:17, beating the previous record by five hours.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:03:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/idui1kqebr9bdgyrap7ael.jpegLublin’s Łukasz Sagan (pictured centre), who is known as Saganis, smashed the record by 5 hours after winning the Greek Ultramarathon. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-runner-smashes-gruelling-490km-greek-ultramarathon-record-and-ends-12-hours-ahead-of-anyone-else-8811Wrocław scientist to blast trillions of particles through Earth’s crust to solve universe’s most guarded secretshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wroclaw-scientist-to-blast-trillions-of-particles-through-earths-crust-to-solve-universes-most-guarded-secrets-8803<p>The former head of Poland’s National Centre for Research and Development has joined an international team working on a new beamline that will help scientists learn more about ‘ghostly’ particles called neutrons.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:04:00 +0100Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xwq5d91wk5i9p5h2j7jxgo.jpegThe beamline is part of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility which will house the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) endeavor to build and operate the world’s most advanced experiment to study neutrinos.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wroclaw-scientist-to-blast-trillions-of-particles-through-earths-crust-to-solve-universes-most-guarded-secrets-8803Kraków and Poznań in Top 10 best Xmas destinations in Europehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-and-poznan-in-top-10-best-xmas-destinations-in-europe-8799<p>Kraków has become the fourth most Googled destination for Brits looking to getaway at Christmas.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:15:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/71yyvoyp30we77p3bpms7o.jpegKraków finished ahead of popular destinations such as Bergen, Norway, Basel and Zurich, Switzerland and Copenhagen, Denmark.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-and-poznan-in-top-10-best-xmas-destinations-in-europe-8799Equalising EU farm subsidies would cost over EUR 20 blnhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/equalising-eu-farm-subsidies-would-cost-over-eur-20-bln-8796<p>Janusz Wojciechowski, the EU's commissioner-elect for agriculture, in a conversation with PAP, estimated that making EU agricultural subsidies equal for all member states would cost the bloc's budget over EUR 20 billion.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:52:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nd1ni4pqd9oiam82rm24k.jpegWojciechowski added that EU member states that receive less than the average subsidy have the right to expect funding at the average level, or about EUR 270 per hectare.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/equalising-eu-farm-subsidies-would-cost-over-eur-20-bln-8796Polish Traces: Kosovo 2https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-kosovo-2-409<p><span lang="EN-GB">In Kosovo, Krzysztof meets the man who composed the country’s national anthem after studying composition under the great Penderecki. And today he his giving a concert in Kraków where he spent nine years of his life and which he describes as the “loveliest place in the world.”</span></p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:19:00 +0100Art & CulturePolish traceshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e36i6zvi7n91jeck8je77o.jpegPolish Traces: Kosovo 2https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-kosovo-2-409Hello, is it me you’re looking for? Rare mouse-deer thought to be extinct found in Vietnamese foresthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hello-is-it-me-youre-looking-for-rare-mouse-deer-thought-to-be-extinct-found-in-vietnamese-forest-8793<p>After eluding researchers for decades, a shy woodland creature called a mouse-deer or Chevrotain has been captured on hidden camera in the forests of Vietnam.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:29:00 +0100Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qhgbemic01ih2lrv71wfg.pngThe ‘extinct’ animal has been rediscovered by scientists from the Global Wildlife Conservation and partners with the support of Wrocław Zoo.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hello-is-it-me-youre-looking-for-rare-mouse-deer-thought-to-be-extinct-found-in-vietnamese-forest-8793New Polish government wins vote of confidencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-polish-government-wins-vote-of-confidence-8792<p>The Mateusz Morawiecki government won a vote of confidence in the Sejm (lower house) on Tuesday evening. There were 237 votes for, 214 against and three abstentions.</p>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:00:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/365jh16btiu6c464zzveax.jpegPM receives congratulations.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-polish-government-wins-vote-of-confidence-8792Our goal is to make Poland Europe's best place to live - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/our-goal-is-to-make-poland-europes-best-place-to-live---pm-8790<p>Addressing the Sejm (lower house) on Tuesday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in his policy speech that the goal of his government was to build a Poland which would be the best place to live in Europe.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 18:29:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/axgh22pgfeaeusucl8rknv.jpegOur goal is to make Poland Europe's best place to live - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/our-goal-is-to-make-poland-europes-best-place-to-live---pm-8790Poznan Zoo might transport five rescued tigers to Spain on Sundayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-zoo-might-transport-five-rescued-tigers-to-spain-on-sunday-8788<p>On Sunday at the earliest, five out of seven tigers transferred to Poznan Zoo from the Polish-Belarusian border may be transported to a safe haven in Spain, the zoo announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:58:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8yrbjzgrtvg24ovc7uunw5.jpegPoznan Zoo might transport five rescued tigers to Spain on Sunday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-zoo-might-transport-five-rescued-tigers-to-spain-on-sunday-8788Pharmaceutical market to grow by 8.7 percent y/y in 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pharmaceutical-market-to-grow-by-87-percent-yy-in-2019-8786<p>The value of Poland's pharmaceutical market will grow to PLN 37.2 billion (EUR 8.7 billion) in 2019, up by 8.7 percent on the previous year, according to a report by PEX PharmaSequence, a company monitoring the market.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:38:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPharmaceutical market to grow by 8.7 percent y/y in 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pharmaceutical-market-to-grow-by-87-percent-yy-in-2019-8786Intl. team create beautiful alphabet mural on Warsaw wallhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/intl-team-create-beautiful-alphabet-mural-on-warsaw-wall-8783<p>An international team of artists has created an alphabet mural in Warsaw, which aims to get people interested in lettering.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:16:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jyci0ilk3ad0q9ducnduoz.jpegThe 'Wallphabet', as it is called, was painted onto the side of a building in the Mokotów district, south of Warsaw city centre. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/intl-team-create-beautiful-alphabet-mural-on-warsaw-wall-8783King Sobieski monument erected in Kraków after Vienna says it’s too controversialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/king-sobieski-monument-erected-in-krakow-after-vienna-says-its-too-controversial-8780<p>A monument of Polish king Jan III Sobieski has been placed on a platform trailer in front of the Papal Window in Kraków.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:44:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zitt5keewid62mzcv7g4u.jpegThe monument’s placement on a platform trailer normally used to haul broken-down cars symbolises that it is still on the road to its final destination in the Austrian capital.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/king-sobieski-monument-erected-in-krakow-after-vienna-says-its-too-controversial-8780President welcomes PM's emphasis on bringing normality to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-welcomes-pms-emphasis-on-bringing-normality-to-poland-8779<p>President Andrzej Duda commenting on PM Mateusz Morawiecki's policy speech on Tuesday, welcomed his remarks on the need to finally make Poland a normal country.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:40:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/thcrfnfun3heagyexp7g4.jpegDuda observed that the PM and the Council of Ministers "appropriately look into the future and accurately diagnose the results of data and various forecasts."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-welcomes-pms-emphasis-on-bringing-normality-to-poland-8779Europe needs to return to its roots - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/europe-needs-to-return-to-its-roots---polish-pm-8778<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki in an expose on Tuesday stressed that Europe needs a return to its roots, founding ideas and Christian values.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:04:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u6y9ck95t92yshw3r5mye.jpeg"We are taking responsibility for Poland, but we are also ready to take joint responsibility for our region, Central Europe and the European Union," declared the PM.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/europe-needs-to-return-to-its-roots---polish-pm-8778The face jewellery that stops you being recognised by artificial intelligencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-face-jewellery-that-stops-you-being-recognised-by-artificial-intelligence-8776<p>A Polish designer has created facial jewellery that will prevent artificial intelligence (AI) face reading software recognizing the wearer.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:29:00 +0100Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g04ebbg4rzb3o7wvvzkn.pngEwa Nowak created the jewellery to combat the creeping number of facial recognition technologies being implemented globally.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-face-jewellery-that-stops-you-being-recognised-by-artificial-intelligence-8776Poland hopes its GDP growth to be 2-3 pps above eurozone average - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-hopes-its-gdp-growth-to-be-2-3-pps-above-eurozone-average---pm-8775<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in his policy speech on Tuesday said his government wants the country's GDP growth level to be at least 2-3 percentage points above the growth in the euro zone during the next four years.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:12:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m9d3ngf6sitylj23tgbz.jpegIn view of global challenges, the PM appealed to all political forces for broad cooperation for the well being of the state, its development and in the name of normality. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-hopes-its-gdp-growth-to-be-2-3-pps-above-eurozone-average---pm-8775EU Supreme Court to decide on independence of Disciplinary Chamberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-supreme-court-to-decide-on-independence-of-disciplinary-chamber-8773<p>The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on Tuesday said it is the Supreme Court which must ascertain whether the new Disciplinary Chamber is independent, in order to determine whether that chamber has jurisdiction to rule on cases where judges of the Supreme Court have been retired.</p>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:05:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q3qjvw45a2d8hckpmcjgcv.jpegEU Supreme Court to decide on independence of Disciplinary Chamberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-supreme-court-to-decide-on-independence-of-disciplinary-chamber-8773Fiat Chrysler Poland turns out 12 millionth carhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fiat-chrysler-poland-turns-out-12-millionth-car-8771<p>On Monday, the 12 millionth vehicle - a Fiat 500 - rolled off the production lines at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Poland (FCA Poland) plant in Tychy, southern Poland. Three days earlier the plant turned out its 500,000th Lancia Ypsilon.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:35:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFiat Chrysler Poland turns out 12 millionth carhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fiat-chrysler-poland-turns-out-12-millionth-car-8771US ambassador to Poland responds to French president's NATO commentshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-ambassador-to-poland-responds-to-french-presidents-nato-comments-8769<p>US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher responded on Twitter on Monday to French President Emmanuel Macron’s comments on NATO in an interview with The Economist weekly.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:42:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rgl0iyqofv62mwxh78nrc.jpegUS ambassador to Poland responds to French president's NATO commentshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-ambassador-to-poland-responds-to-french-presidents-nato-comments-8769Europe looking at new cloud securityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/europe-looking-at-new-cloud-security-8767<p>A new European cloud computing project has been unveiled in Germany.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:34:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/owe9pcuac40c61ogz5ysvi.jpegTaking its name from the Greek Goddess for Earth, the Gaia X project will be a pan-European cloud and data network.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/europe-looking-at-new-cloud-security-8767All dolled up! Warsaw’s extraordinary Doll’s House Museum is more than just a room full of toys – it’s a freeze frame to another agehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-dolled-up-warsaws-extraordinary-dolls-house-museum-is-more-than-just-a-room-full-of-toys--its-a-freeze-frame-to-another-age-8765<p>Surprises? Warsaw’s Palace of Culture &amp; Science has them in abundance.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:44:00 +0100Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4xrdnzhjurdapriheccirc.jpegThis little diamond is in the process of establishing itself in local legend as one of the most curious and captivating museums in the city – if not the country.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-dolled-up-warsaws-extraordinary-dolls-house-museum-is-more-than-just-a-room-full-of-toys--its-a-freeze-frame-to-another-age-8765Poland used slightly more renewable energy in 2018 - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-used-slightly-more-renewable-energy-in-2018---stats-office-8764<p>The use of renewable energy in total energy consumption edged up by 0.26 percentage point to 11.16 percent in 2018, Poland's Central Statistical Office has reported.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:01:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f9txml9wytmyxgi7c0unkb.jpegThe country obtained 68.88 percent of its renewable energy from solid biofuels, 12.55 percent from wind and 10.33 percent from liquid biofuels.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-used-slightly-more-renewable-energy-in-2018---stats-office-8764Poland may agree on nuclear plant financing in a few months - officialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-may-agree-on-nuclear-plant-financing-in-a-few-months---official-8763<p>The Polish government may conclude talks on the financing of the country's first nuclear power plant in a few months, government commissioner for strategic energy infrastructure, Piotr Naimski, said at a Polish-US Nuclear Industry Forum in Warsaw on Monday.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:35:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3kvmloeetsdrd4uepf858.jpegNaimski said the conclusion of the talks on the financing of the project “is a matter of a few months.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-may-agree-on-nuclear-plant-financing-in-a-few-months---official-8763Piłsudski board game teaches history through ‘knowledge and cunning’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pilsudski-board-game-teaches-history-through-knowledge-and-cunning-8761<p>A board game themed around a visit to the north-eastern Polish city of Białystok by inter-war independence hero Marshal Józef Piłsudski has been created by the city’s Ludwik Zamenhof Centre.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:57:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7cze2xo1j1xqw3p0bqmdh.jpegThe game requires cunning as well as knowledge in order to score points that allow players to move across the board’s ‘points of glory.’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pilsudski-board-game-teaches-history-through-knowledge-and-cunning-8761US edition of Singer's Warsaw Festival opens in New York Cityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-edition-of-singers-warsaw-festival-opens-in-new-york-city-8760<p>Singer’s Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture, a celebrated arts festival, opened in New York City on Sunday. It will run through November 19, 2019.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:25:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ngh0apkg36rel06ol4c0mp.jpegThe world-famous cantor Yaakov Lemmer opened the American edition of the event.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-edition-of-singers-warsaw-festival-opens-in-new-york-city-8760Polish FM attends Velvet Revolution observances in Bratislavahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-fm-attends-velvet-revolution-observances-in-bratislava-8759<p>Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz participated on Sunday in commemorations marking the 30th anniversary of former Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, the Foreign Ministry has said.</p>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:56:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish FM attends Velvet Revolution observances in Bratislavahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-fm-attends-velvet-revolution-observances-in-bratislava-8759Tarantino among winners at international film festival in Torunhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tarantino-among-winners-at-international-film-festival-in-torun-8757<p>Director Quentin Tarantino, cinematographer Robert Richardson and actors Richard Gere and Edward Norton were among the winners at the 27th edition of the EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival in Torun, north-central Poland.</p>Sun, 17 Nov 2019 18:17:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yonyn7waanry0qdwwrxdln.jpegTarantino among winners at international film festival in Torunhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tarantino-among-winners-at-international-film-festival-in-torun-8757V4 prime ministers commemorate Velvet Revolutionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/v4-prime-ministers-commemorate-velvet-revolution-8755<p>The prime ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4) members, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, on Sunday commemorated the 30th anniversary of former Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution in the Czech capital of Prague.</p>Sun, 17 Nov 2019 17:22:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/13hlf41i5qkmdrbsfr8ig.jpegV4 prime ministers commemorate Velvet Revolutionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/v4-prime-ministers-commemorate-velvet-revolution-8755Getting a leg up: boffins develop seeing leg for blind amputeehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/getting-a-leg-up-boffins-develop-seeing-leg-for-blind-amputee-8748<p>Orthopaedic technicians from Rzeszów have developed a prosthetic leg for blind patient, which not only allows him to walk but also measures distance and warns him about any obstacles he could walk into.</p>Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:18:00 +0100Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a6cpzk071nfhhx5bhw9og.jpegThe all-seeing leg can not only detect obstacles but can also judge distances.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/getting-a-leg-up-boffins-develop-seeing-leg-for-blind-amputee-8748Southern Polish town to host Forum for Jewish heritage remembrancehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/southern-polish-town-to-host-forum-for-jewish-heritage-remembrance-8746<p>The two-day Forum for the Remembrance of Jewish Heritage in Poland will take place in Gliwice, southern Poland, on Wednesday, and will mainly focus on maintenance of the Jewish cemeteries and heritage sites.</p>Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:29:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSouthern Polish town to host Forum for Jewish heritage remembrancehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/southern-polish-town-to-host-forum-for-jewish-heritage-remembrance-8746Scientist who laid the foundations for Silicon Valley honoured at long lasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/scientist-who-laid-the-foundations-for-silicon-valley-honoured-at-long-last-8741<p>Jan Czochralski, the largely forgotten scientist who made the modern world of electronics possible, caused a scientific revolution and is the most cited Pole in scientific journals around the world, has had his scientific work honoured in Warsaw.</p>Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:06:00 +0100Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u0fd2n70f5lm0lyba2rtp.jpegJan Czochralski, whose work with crystals paved the way for the development of modern computing.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/scientist-who-laid-the-foundations-for-silicon-valley-honoured-at-long-last-8741No roundel like home: new research helps unlock the secrets of ancient roundelhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-roundel-like-home-new-research-helps-unlock-the-secrets-of-ancient-roundel-8736<p>New research has shed light on the age and functions of a mysterious 7,000-year old roundel, a Neolithic circular place of worship that was only found in 2015.</p>Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:27:00 +0100Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q7wwo72g38hdkj2kes0rvi.jpegDigging up the past. Researches unearth the secrets of the Nowe Objezierze site.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-roundel-like-home-new-research-helps-unlock-the-secrets-of-ancient-roundel-8736Then-and-now pics of Warsaw Ghetto brings fresh perspective on tragic historyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/then-and-now-pics-of-warsaw-ghetto-brings-fresh-perspective-on-tragic-history-8727<p>On this day, 79 years ago, the Nazi campaign of persecution of the Jews took a deadly new step with the sealing of the Warsaw Ghetto.</p>Sat, 16 Nov 2019 17:11:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ntjwbt7mq5pvc3kp4doej.jpegGerman troops saunter past a building left in flames during the Jewish Ghetto Uprising.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/then-and-now-pics-of-warsaw-ghetto-brings-fresh-perspective-on-tragic-history-8727President hands standard to 3rd Regional Logistics Base, Krakowhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-hands-standard-to-3rd-regional-logistics-base-krakow-8725<p>At a ceremony dedicated to handing over a standard to the 3rd Regional Logistics Base in Krakow, southern Poland, on Saturday, President Andrzej Duda said the banner was a symbol of "readiness to fight and to defend the Republic."</p>Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:29:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/odri5z62qupv35ojl9wfp.jpegPresident hands standard to 3rd Regional Logistics Base, Krakowhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-hands-standard-to-3rd-regional-logistics-base-krakow-8725Film industry banks on new incentive package turning Poland into go-to locationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/film-industry-banks-on-new-incentive-package-turning-poland-into-go-to-location-8722<p>Poland could soon be resounding to sound of clapper-boards snapping as film producers pile into the country, eager to take advantage of its abundance of natural landscapes and architecture that stretches from ancient castles to communist concrete creations.</p>Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:59:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/loujqw3q6licaoz6vsa84t.jpegLights, action, camera. A new incentive programme should boost the Polish film industry.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/film-industry-banks-on-new-incentive-package-turning-poland-into-go-to-location-8722Parents of US sergeant who saved Pole meet saved officerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parents-of-us-sergeant-who-saved-pole-meet-saved-officer-8720<p>Linda and Robert Ollis, the parents of a US Army soldier killed in 2013 while saving the life of Polish officer Karol Cierpica during the Afghan War, met on Saturday with the survivor and his family.</p>Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:29:00 +0100News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pzczonjbj6rvmv1qlmswh.jpegParents of US sergeant who saved Pole meet saved officerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parents-of-us-sergeant-who-saved-pole-meet-saved-officer-8720Polish actor wins Best Actor award at Stockholm film festivalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-actor-wins-best-actor-award-at-stockholm-film-festival-8718<p>Polish actor Bartosz Bielenia received the Aluminium Horse award for Best Actor for his role in the film Corpus Christi at the 30th Stockholm International Film Festival on Friday.</p>Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:22:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m3ffpz85etfaqiv5lsznx6.jpegPolish actor wins Best Actor award at Stockholm film festivalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-actor-wins-best-actor-award-at-stockholm-film-festival-8718Underground army: researchers dig up remains of 2,000-year-old warriors in a fieldhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/underground-army-researchers-dig-up-remains-of-2000-year-old-warriors-in-a-field-8715<p>Archaeologists have discovered a burial ground in southern Poland containing the remains of 2,000-year-old warriors.</p>Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:47:00 +0100Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9c85lb3wv4s39ieevre2f7.jpegResearchers at work in the field near the town of Bejsce.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/underground-army-researchers-dig-up-remains-of-2000-year-old-warriors-in-a-field-8715President appoints new cabinethttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-pm-address-new-cabinet-8714<p>President Andrzej Duda appointed Poland's new government under to-date PM Mateusz Morawiecki in a Friday ceremony at Warsaw's Presidential Palace. In his address to the ministers, Duda said their service benefited society and the Polish state.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:41:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5879r6j6vbetkgqh26jvm.jpegMorawiecki said his government's main task was to make Poland “the best country to live in in Europe” and encourage Polish job emigres to return to the country.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-pm-address-new-cabinet-8714Polish Jews in early war years theme of Warsaw conferencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-jews-in-early-war-years-theme-of-warsaw-conference-8712<p>A two-day international conference devoted to the fate of Poland's Jews in the early years of the country's World War II occupation by Nazi Germany will set off in Warsaw on Monday.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:30:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mvqyv7ivakerzqml070ago.jpegThe meeting will take place in the seat of the Jewish Historical Institute.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-jews-in-early-war-years-theme-of-warsaw-conference-8712October's core inflation at 2.4 percent - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/octobers-core-inflation-at-24-percent---central-bank-8711<p>Poland's core inflation, excluding the prices of food and energy, measured 2.4 percent year on year in October 2019, and remained unchanged from September, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) said on Friday.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:12:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgOctober's core inflation at 2.4 percent - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/octobers-core-inflation-at-24-percent---central-bank-8711Iconic crisp brand Pringles to expand production with 110 million EUR investmenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/iconic-crisp-brand-pringles-to-expand-production-with-110-million-eur-investment-8709<p>Pringles are expanding their production in Poland and adding an extra 100 skilled jobs to the 440 that are currently based here.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:27:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/27wobcozsou9p2m15jp13v.jpegDave Lawlor, President of Kellogg Europe, said the expansion was “great news for Kellogg, great news for Pringles fans everywhere and great news for the team here in Kutno."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/iconic-crisp-brand-pringles-to-expand-production-with-110-million-eur-investment-8709‘Tired and dreary’ museum to get glamorous new makeover – and the results are stunninghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tired-and-dreary-museum-to-get-glamorous-new-makeover--and-the-results-are-stunning-8704<p>The Museum of Municipal Engineering is about to get a new look, which will make it modern, interactive and engaging for visitors of all ages.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:47:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/65ji6ac6x99r60eux4c31.jpegThe new design will combine historical items from the city’s past with interactive features such as touch-screens and multimedia stations.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tired-and-dreary-museum-to-get-glamorous-new-makeover--and-the-results-are-stunning-8704State-owned lottery firm to pay EUR 233.6 mln in gaming taxes in 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/state-owned-lottery-firm-to-pay-eur-2336-mln-in-gaming-taxes-in-2019-8702<p>Totalizator Sportowy, the Polish state-owned lottery company, will pay over PLN 1 billion (EUR 233.6 mln) in gaming taxes into the state budget in 2019, compared with over PLN 900 mln (EUR 210 mln) a year earlier, president of the company Olgierd Cieslik has said.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:22:00 +0100BusinessSporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgState-owned lottery firm to pay EUR 233.6 mln in gaming taxes in 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/state-owned-lottery-firm-to-pay-eur-2336-mln-in-gaming-taxes-in-2019-8702Polish Traces: Kosovohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-kosovo-407<p>In Kosovo, Krzysztof meets Captain Michalska and Lieutenant Leszczyńska from the Polish Liaison Monitoring Team at the KFOR base who outline their day-to-day activities in helping the local community.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:17:00 +0100Polish traceshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/070zporhq7ubeg6e4jgyqb9.jpegPolish Traces: Kosovohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-kosovo-407Meet the Mongolian who captured Polish hearts: TV Star Bilguunhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-the-mongolian-who-captured-polish-hearts-tv-star-bilguun-405<p>Bilguun Ariunbataar exploded on to Polish television and quickly charmed the Polish nation. He gave up a career in medicine to focus on his TV work and his goofy, quirky comedy sketches on the Szymon Majewski show led him to national popularity.</p><p>Bilguun talks remarkably honest about his remarkable journey on to Polish television, the pressures of being and becoming famous, and his advice for future &nbsp;television stars.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:03:00 +0100Heart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gvlgdxemip77knrj8ah7ks.jpegMeet the Mongolian who captured Polish hearts: TV Star Bilguunhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-the-mongolian-who-captured-polish-hearts-tv-star-bilguun-405WWII mass grave including bones and bullet shells found in carparkhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wwii-mass-grave-including-bones-and-bullet-shells-found-in-carpark-8697<p>A mass grave has been found in a carpark at the site of a former Nazi work camp.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:44:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zaegu22og5kcjpaoz9x88.jpegThe IPN investigators and the team of experts from Poland, Austria, Norway and the United Kingdom want to determine not only the locations of mass and individual graves of camp victims, but also the locations of mass executions. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wwii-mass-grave-including-bones-and-bullet-shells-found-in-carpark-8697Polish HICP inflation up by 2.3 pct y/y in October - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-hicp-inflation-up-by-23-pct-yy-in-october---eurostat-8695<p>Poland's Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) grew by 2.3 percent year on year in October 2019, against a 2.4 percent increase in September, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:01:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish HICP inflation up by 2.3 pct y/y in October - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-hicp-inflation-up-by-23-pct-yy-in-october---eurostat-8695Polish gas firm PGNiG not interested in renewing Gazprom gas dealhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-gas-firm-pgnig-not-interested-in-renewing-gazprom-gas-deal-8693<p>Poland's gas monopolist PGNiG has notified the Russian gas giant Gazprom that it will not renew the Yamal Contract after December 31, 2022, according to a PGNiG statement issued on Friday.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:46:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish gas firm PGNiG not interested in renewing Gazprom gas dealhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-gas-firm-pgnig-not-interested-in-renewing-gazprom-gas-deal-8693Polish Foreign Ministry thanks Netflix for amendments to documentaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-foreign-ministry-thanks-netflix-for-amendments-to-documentary-8691<p>Poland's Foreign Ministry, on its Twitter account on Thursday, thanked Netflix Polska for the quick reaction on its documentary series about a notorious guard at the Nazi-German Treblinka death camp.</p>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:35:00 +0100News & PoliticsArt & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish Foreign Ministry thanks Netflix for amendments to documentaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-foreign-ministry-thanks-netflix-for-amendments-to-documentary-8691VICTORY!!! Netflix says it WILL correct inaccuracies in its John Demjanjuk documentaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/victory-netflix-says-it-will-correct-inaccuracies-in-its-john-demjanjuk-documentary-8689<p>Netflix says it will correct historical inaccuracies in its documentary ‘The Devil Next Door’ after PM Mateusz Morawiecki accused them of ‘rewriting history’.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:43:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/seprzhhg6ul1kv28dhmyr9.jpegHigh Five! PM wins victory over Netflix documentary.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/victory-netflix-says-it-will-correct-inaccuracies-in-its-john-demjanjuk-documentary-8689Former US ambassador posthumously awarded medal of honourhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-us-ambassador-posthumously-awarded-medal-of-honour-8688<p>The Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland was posthumously awarded on Thursday to the first post-war US ambassador to Poland, Arthur Bliss Lane. The distinction was collected in Warsaw by current US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:52:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w2bs0kq069h7bpjiwzp67v.jpegAmbassador Mosbacher remarked that the former ambassador's remembrance was part of the centenary celebrations of diplomatic relations between Poland and the United States and highlighted the time and role in which Bliss Lane fulfilled his mission.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-us-ambassador-posthumously-awarded-medal-of-honour-8688Parents of US sergeant who saved Pole collect distinctionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parents-of-us-sergeant-who-saved-pole-collect-distinction-8684<p>On Thursday in Lubin, southwestern Poland, the parents of a US Army soldier killed in 2013 while saving the life of a Polish officer during the Afghan War received an Honorary Ambassador of Poland award in commemoration of their son's deed.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:27:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3890lhc2dkz80yet97odkx.jpegWhile in Poland, Ollis's parents, Linda and Robert Ollis, will visit Krakow in south Poland, where they will meet Cierpica.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parents-of-us-sergeant-who-saved-pole-collect-distinction-8684Spectacular or controversial? How architects see Warsaw’s historic Piłsudskiego Square looking 100 years from nowhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/controversial-how-architects-see-warsaws-historic-pilsudskiego-square-looking-100-years-from-now-8682<p>Two architect studios FAAB and Science Now have revealed their vision of how Warsaw’s Piłsudskiego Square will look in 2118.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:53:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/oek03cutceixy9muke35ia.jpegThe visualisation of Piłsudskiego Square combines historical elements with modern technology, art and environmental awareness.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/controversial-how-architects-see-warsaws-historic-pilsudskiego-square-looking-100-years-from-now-8682President to appoint Poland's new cabinet on Fridayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-to-appoint-polands-new-cabinet-on-friday-8681<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda will appoint Mateusz Morawiecki's government for the next parliamentary term on Friday at 2:30 pm, presidential spokesman Błażej Spychalski has announced.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:18:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPresident to appoint Poland's new cabinet on Fridayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-to-appoint-polands-new-cabinet-on-friday-8681PAP to hold Media of the Future conferencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pap-to-hold-media-of-the-future-conference-8680<p>Experts from IESE Business School, the Poynter Institute journalism school and the global accountancy firm PwC, will meet in Warsaw on December 4 to debate the latest trends, innovations and business initiatives on the media market at the Media of the Future conference organised by the Polish Press Agency (PAP).</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:45:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mk8x891ni0q26r5564kxzn.jpegKeynote speakers will include Prof. Mike Rosenberg from IESE Business School, Peter Kropsch, chairman of the German DPA agency, Martin Mellor, head of Ericsson in Poland, and Konrad Dobrowolski, Senior Associate Advocate at PWC. Also in attendance will be Alexandru Ion Giboi, secretary general of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA) and Kristen Hare, local press transformation specialist at Poynter Institute.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pap-to-hold-media-of-the-future-conference-8680Poland has the strongest Q-on-Q GDP growth in the EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-has-the-strongest-q-on-q-gdp-growth-in-the-eu-8678<p>In the third quarter of 2019 Poland registered the strongest quarter on quarter growth among EU countries, with a 1.3 percent increase, over four times better than the EU average of 0.3 percent increase.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:36:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kg6f7nivpsmbrmdf0nh5.jpegRevised figures from the European Commission predict Poland’s GDP growth for 2019 will be 4.1 percent and 3.3 percent for 2020 and 2021.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-has-the-strongest-q-on-q-gdp-growth-in-the-eu-8678Special event to honour WWII’s 307 Squadronhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/special-event-to-honour-wwiis-307-squadron-8675<p>An event to honour the Polish 307 Squadron has been organized for November 15-16.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:42:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7p7lbu9clj4u4asp2wp108.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/special-event-to-honour-wwiis-307-squadron-8675Łempicka painting goes for eye-watering $13million at Sotheby’s auctionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lempicka-painting-goes-for-eye-watering-13million-at-sothebys-auction-8672<p>A painting by Tamara Łempicka has sold for a staggering $13million at auction.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:34:00 +0100BusinessArt & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bvqwfs92yqrzh2jwfzu8x.jpegThe painting ‘La Tunique rose’ went under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York alongside masterpieces by Picasso, Monet and Calliebotte as part of their ‘Impressionist & Modern Art’ event. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lempicka-painting-goes-for-eye-watering-13million-at-sothebys-auction-8672Poland's GDP up 3.9 pct y/y in Q3 - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-up-39-pct-yy-in-q3---stats-office-8670<p>Poland's GDP grew by 3.9 percent year on year in the third quarter of 2019, according to a Central Statistical Office (GUS) flash estimate published on Thursday.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:58:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's GDP up 3.9 pct y/y in Q3 - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-up-39-pct-yy-in-q3---stats-office-8670President designates Morawiecki as Polish prime ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-designates-morawiecki-as-polish-prime-minister-8668<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday morning designated the incumbent prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, to continue his duties as the head of government in the next parliamentary term.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:08:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jj0rbbyhkmamwjqlxotxu.jpegPresident designates Morawiecki as Polish prime ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-designates-morawiecki-as-polish-prime-minister-8668Poland's foreign trade surplus at EUR 0.8 bln after Sept - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-foreign-trade-surplus-at-eur-08-bln-after-sept---stats-office-8666<p>Poland's foreign trade surplus reached EUR 0.8 billion at the end of September 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:36:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's foreign trade surplus at EUR 0.8 bln after Sept - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-foreign-trade-surplus-at-eur-08-bln-after-sept---stats-office-8666Archeologists discover 2,000-year-old graves of warriors in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/archeologists-discover-2000-year-old-graves-of-warriors-in-poland-8664<p>Graves of warriors from more than 2,000 years ago were discovered by archaeologists in Bejsc, in south-central Poland. The newly discovered cemetery has an area of about one hectare.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:27:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgArcheologists discover 2,000-year-old graves of warriors in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/archeologists-discover-2000-year-old-graves-of-warriors-in-poland-8664Polish Special Economic Zones ranked among world's besthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-special-economic-zones-ranked-among-worlds-best-8662<p>According to a ranking by fDi Magazine (part of the Financial Times group), the Katowice (southern Poland) and Lodz (central Poland) Special Economic Zones are among the world's most attractive, placing second and eighth respectively in fDi's ranking for 2019.</p>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:38:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish Special Economic Zones ranked among world's besthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-special-economic-zones-ranked-among-worlds-best-8662ABW busts terrorist bomb and gun attack against Muslimshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/muslim-bomb-and-gun-attack-terrorists-busted-8656<p>Poland’s Internal Security Service (ABW) has arrested two people suspected of preparing bomb and gun attacks against Muslims.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 23:14:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vjy8mp63hfiyan4o4urx3.jpegABW officers raided addresses in Warsaw and Szczecin to capture terrorists planning attacks against Muslims. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/muslim-bomb-and-gun-attack-terrorists-busted-8656Poland wants Gdańsk Shipyard on UNESCO World Heritage listhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wants-gdansk-shipyard-on-unesco-world-heritage-list-8653<p>Poland wants to place its northern Gdańsk Shipyard, the birthplace of the 1980-founded Solidarity Union, on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Deputy Culture Minister Magdalena Gawin told PAP on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:57:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g6f3zk59c0mdbsdmg37c3u.jpegGawin said she hoped Poland's afforts to have the shipyard entered on the UNESCO list will prove successful.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wants-gdansk-shipyard-on-unesco-world-heritage-list-8653Top US award given for translation of Polish epic poemhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-us-award-given-for-translation-of-polish-epic-poem-8652<p>Indiana University comparative literature professor Bill Johnston has received the 2019 National Translation Award for his English translation of the 19th-century Polish epic poem Master Thaddeus. Johnston heads the university's Polish Studies Center.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:15:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTop US award given for translation of Polish epic poemhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-us-award-given-for-translation-of-polish-epic-poem-8652Warsaw hosts international conference for women in hi-tech sectorshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-hosts-international-conference-for-women-in-hi-tech-sectors-8651<p>The two-day Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit world congress, Europe's biggest event for women working in technology, started in Warsaw on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:06:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bde6ap2ge9s1g2d5gwqnii.jpegAddressing the conference, Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz said that in Poland, more women study technology and science than in other European Union countries.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-hosts-international-conference-for-women-in-hi-tech-sectors-8651Vegan restaurant named ‘rising star’ for its traditional Polish dishes with a mouth-watering twisthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vegan-restaurant-named-rising-star-for-its-traditional-polish-dishes-with-a-mouth-watering-twist-8649<p>Restaurant owners in Pittsburgh USA have been named ‘Rising Stars’ for their Polish-inspired food with a twist.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:11:00 +0100BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s4epivd98a044xrjs4k0as.jpegDefying the meaty reputation of Central and Eastern European cuisine, everything in Apteka is vegan, such as this ‘Kluski dish which their couple describe as: “Kluski śląskie + fasola+ cykoria/ kapusta+ kasza+ wędzona papryka+ majeranek. /// potato dumplings+ beans+ endive/ cabbage+ buckwheat+ smoked pepper+ marjoram.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vegan-restaurant-named-rising-star-for-its-traditional-polish-dishes-with-a-mouth-watering-twist-8649Poland's annual growth may reach 4.3 percent in 2019 - FinMinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-annual-growth-may-reach-43-percent-in-2019---finmin-8648<p>Poland's economic growth will exceed 4 percent after the third quarter of 2019 and may reach 4.3 percent throughout the year, Finance Minister Jerzy Kwieciński told reporters on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:22:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3avw4vxfxpaxfhr7rab5f8.jpegConsumption will remain the growth motor in the second half of the year, according to Kwieciński, who is also investment and development minister.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-annual-growth-may-reach-43-percent-in-2019---finmin-8648Main event of European Robotics Week to take place in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/main-event-of-european-robotics-week-to-take-place-in-poland-8647<p>Representatives of companies and institutions from several European countries will take part in discussions about the future of robotics and artificial intelligence in Poznań, western Poland, from Thursday to Saturday.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:16:00 +0100BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMain event of European Robotics Week to take place in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/main-event-of-european-robotics-week-to-take-place-in-poland-8647Snapper tours whole country to capture over 500 patriotic muralshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/snapper-tours-whole-country-to-capture-over-500-patriotic-murals-8645<p>A Polish photographer has documented “patriotic murals” painted on walls and buildings around Poland, which celebrate historical figures from World War II fighters to Pope John Paul II.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:56:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/opx9tasognht9kymit5rw.jpegPhotographer Wojciech Wilczyk toured the country in search of the murals.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/snapper-tours-whole-country-to-capture-over-500-patriotic-murals-8645Polish airports handle 22 mln passengers in January-Junehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-airports-handle-22-mln-passengers-in-january-june-8643<p>Polish airports serviced 22.3 million passengers in the first half of the year, up by 7 percent from the same period of 2018, the Civil Aviation Office (ULC) announced on Wednesday. Warsaw Chopin Airport retained its spot as the most popular airport in Poland.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:06:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lo1bgwgf1bv0f7saccqd.jpegPolish airports handle 22 mln passengers in January-Junehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-airports-handle-22-mln-passengers-in-january-june-8643Polish and Lithuanian railway companies to cooperate in safety mattershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-and-lithuanian-railway-companies-to-cooperate-in-safety-matters-8641<p>Polish State Railways (PKP PLK) and Lithuanian Railways (Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai) have signed an agreement to cooperate on issues regarding safety on the Lithuanian section of the international Rail Baltica route.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:24:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ewm4fejdt1k0wvwkdcdy01.jpegPolish and Lithuanian railway companies to cooperate in safety mattershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-and-lithuanian-railway-companies-to-cooperate-in-safety-matters-8641Stunning film of 15th century painting reveals previously unseen details and its gripping dark historyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-film-of-15th-century-painting-reveals-previously-unseen-details-and-its-gripping-dark-history-8634<p>A short film revealing fascinating, hard-to-see details of northern Poland’s premier artwork has been launched on a new website that aims to bring the astonishing medieval painting to new audiences.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:34:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ax53yxmv0u9wrr2odho5s.jpegOver 500 years since being created by German painter Hans Memling, the triptych still amazes viewers with its luminous, pure colours and the richness of its dramatic content. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-film-of-15th-century-painting-reveals-previously-unseen-details-and-its-gripping-dark-history-8634Poland's industrial production up in September - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-in-september---eurostat-8632<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 3.1 percent year on year in September 2019, after growing by 0.7 percent year on year in August, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:24:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's industrial production up in September - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-in-september---eurostat-8632PM Morawiecki's policy speech likely next week - aidehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-morawieckis-policy-speech-likely-next-week---aide-8630<p>Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who is going to be appointed for a new term of office soon, will probably deliver his policy speech in parliament early next week, PM's Office head Michal Dworczyk said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:31:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4xih47yt6vb8fvc1kyzd1u.jpegPM Morawiecki's policy speech likely next weekhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-morawieckis-policy-speech-likely-next-week---aide-8630Poland's average corporate wage up in Q3 - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-average-corporate-wage-up-in-q3---stats-office-8628<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage rose by 7.7 percent year on year to PLN 4,931.59 (EUR 1,152.56) in the third quarter of 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:26:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's average corporate wage up in Q3 - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-average-corporate-wage-up-in-q3---stats-office-8628Inaugural sitting of Senate elects new speakerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inaugural-sitting-of-senate-elects-new-speaker-8627<p>President Andrzej Duda inaugurated the first sitting of the Senate's 10th term of office on Tuesday afternoon, expressing satisfaction with the political diversity in the upper house of Poland's parliament.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:30:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/krwf6m7ow0cz8rar5pdb2l.jpegTomasz Grodzki, whose candidature was forwarded by opposition senators, received 51 votes and was elected to the post.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inaugural-sitting-of-senate-elects-new-speaker-8627Polish Sejm holds inaugural sitting, elects speakerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-sejm-holds-inaugural-sitting-elects-speaker-8626<p>The Sejm (lower house of parliament) during its inaugural sitting on Tuesday elected Elżbieta Witek from the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) as Sejm speaker. She was the only candidate for the post.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:21:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u3ag0mrcx3d8a2nflr5n24.jpegWitek thanked all MPs and stressed the election was, for her, "a distinction and an obligation."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-sejm-holds-inaugural-sitting-elects-speaker-8626Polish PM hands in cabinet resignation at inaugural parliament sessionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-hands-in-cabinet-resignation-at-inaugural-parliament-session-8625<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki handed in his cabinet's resignation as the newly-elected parliament started its four-year term of office on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:12:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gsq72gyd46p2c1yqxb1e7d.jpegThe prime minister argued his cabinet had been successful in many respects, mentioning the family benefit programme 500 Plus, the national economy's performance and the curbing of bureaucracy.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-hands-in-cabinet-resignation-at-inaugural-parliament-session-8625Inaugural sitting of Senate beginshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inaugural-sitting-of-senate-begins-8624<p>President Andrzej Duda inaugurated the first sitting of the Senate's 10th term of office on Tuesday afternoon.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:07:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rdz8spzodqm9fze1jux7o.jpegAfter the president's address, debates will be run by senior Speaker Barbara Borys-Damięcka of the Civic Coalition (KO).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inaugural-sitting-of-senate-begins-8624When East met West and the embrace that spoke a thousand wordshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/when-east-met-west-and-the-embrace-that-spoke-a-thousand-words-8622<p>The symbol of Polish-German reconciliation – an embrace between Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki and Chancellor Helmut Kohl during Mass in Krzyżowa – took place 30 years ago today.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:02:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hupk1mk9eu57a51wh7n3j6.jpegThe gesture between the two leaders, published by media around the world, heralded a new peaceful relationship among the neighbours.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/when-east-met-west-and-the-embrace-that-spoke-a-thousand-words-8622Poland marks its inclusion in US Visa Waiver Programhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-marks-its-inclusion-in-us-visa-waiver-program-8619<p>Polish officials and US ambassador took part in a symbolic ceremony launching Poland's US Visa Waiver Program membership at Warsaw's Chopin airport on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:35:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e7hxnweykxd5zt8d10tp3h.jpegUS Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher treats passengers with donuts, during the symbolic start of the visa-free travel program at the Chopin airport in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-marks-its-inclusion-in-us-visa-waiver-program-8619Polish lower house starts inaugural meetinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-lower-house-starts-inaugural-meeting-8618<p>The Sejm (lower house of parliament) on Tuesday started its inaugural meeting following the October 13 general election won by the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:12:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ybmo4z32hci3cqez06bw.jpegDuring the first part of the sitting the 460 newly elected MPs will take an oath.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-lower-house-starts-inaugural-meeting-8618Warsaw’s Wola district finds itself at a unique crossroads in time, says TFN’s Alex Webberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-wola-district-finds-itself-at-a-unique-crossroads-in-time-says-tfns-alex-webber-8616<p>Once noted for its shabby housing quarters, disintegrating factories and empty, overgrown plots, the Warsaw district of Wola was, not long back, a by-word for stagnancy, an area arguably best-known for its grim associations with the 1944 Uprising and the resulting massacre of its civilians.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:50:00 +0100BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2uszc8595hmtryki7esjog.jpegWola has become ‘the place to be’ with plenty pipeline projects to come and still space to develop.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-wola-district-finds-itself-at-a-unique-crossroads-in-time-says-tfns-alex-webber-8616Poland's GDP growth to reach 4.3 percent in 2019 - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-growth-to-reach-43-percent-in-2019---central-bank-8614<p>Poland's GDP growth is expected to reach 4.3 percent in 2019, 3.6 percent in 2020 and 3.3 percent in 2021, according to the November projection by the National Bank of Poland published on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:23:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's GDP growth to reach 4.3 percent in 2019 - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-growth-to-reach-43-percent-in-2019---central-bank-8614Rare fragment from delicate 10th century stringed instrument found in ‘rubbish dump’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rare-fragment-from-delicate-10th-century-stringed-instrument-found-in-rubbish-dump-8610<p>A rare stringed instrument dating back 1,000 years has been discovered in one of the strongholds of the first Polish rulers in Ostrów Lednicki.</p>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:12:00 +0100https://images.thefirstnews.com/9hudgn80wglfo12qw4dcq.jpegShaped like half a heart, the wooden fragment seems to be part of a rebec, a medieval stringed instrument that may have influenced later instruments like the mandolin and the violin. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rare-fragment-from-delicate-10th-century-stringed-instrument-found-in-rubbish-dump-8610Anti-fascist march held in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/anti-fascist-march-held-in-warsaw-8609<p>An anti-fascist march was organised in Warsaw's downtown on Poland's Independence Day on Monday under the motto "For our freedom and yours." According to organisers, some 12,000 people took part in the rally.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:14:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/52ca7wxkpy3gor06ncp1zq.jpegOrganised by left-wing organisations, including the Anti-fascist Coalition, the Action Democracy, Anti-fascist Warsaw, the March 8 Women's Agreements, the Student Anti-fascists Committee, the march was protected by police. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/anti-fascist-march-held-in-warsaw-8609Independence March starts in Warsaw city centrehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/independence-march-starts-in-warsaw-city-centre-8607<p>The 10th Independence March set off from Warsaw city centre at 3:00 p.m. on Poland's Independence Day on Monday. It was inaugurated with the singing of the national anthem.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:52:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9g7nt2s8ynanltuxoye01a.jpegIndependence March starts in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/independence-march-starts-in-warsaw-city-centre-8607Polish PM says French president's words about NATO irresponsiblehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-says-french-presidents-words-about-nato-irresponsible-8606<p>Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki in an interview with the Financial Times accused the French President of irresponsibility after Emmanuel Macron said NATO was suffering 'brain death' and questioned the effectiveness of the alliance’s commitment to mutual defence.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:27:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wp341nvhmtlu7obv6ex8n.jpeg"I think President Macron's doubts (about NATO's mutual defence clause) can make other allies wonder if perhaps it is France that has concerns about sticking to it. I hope that we can still count on France fulfilling its obligations," Morawiecki told the Financial Times.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-says-french-presidents-words-about-nato-irresponsible-8606Poland today is best off in history, president says on Independence Dayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-today-is-best-off-in-history-president-says-on-independence-day-8605<p>Historians say that today's Poland is the most independent, wealthiest and safest Poland since the 17th century, President Andrzej Duda said in his speech at Piłsudskiego Square in Warsaw on Monday, as the country marked its Independence Day.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:20:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9zfojsd09k500vo3c59qbt7.jpegThe president said that all Poles have responsibilities towards Poland, "from the left to the right."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-today-is-best-off-in-history-president-says-on-independence-day-8605Polish president, US ambassador on Poland joining VWPhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-us-ambassador-on-poland-joining-vwp-8604<p>On Independence Day, Monday, Poland entered the US Visa Waiver Program. Both the Polish president and the US ambassador to Poland lauded the development. "Poland joining the Visa Waver Program has become a fact," President Andrzej Duda said.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:08:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2tnhq3knimuto2sfoypden.jpeg“This is a joint U.S.-Polish success! See you in the United States!,” Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher wrote on Twitter on Monday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-us-ambassador-on-poland-joining-vwp-8604Day of freedom: when Poland regained its independencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/day-of-freedom-when-poland-regained-its-independence-3211<p>Poland returned to the map of the world on November 11, 1918 after enduring 123 years of Prussian, Austrian and Russian occupation.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:17:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yxuytwnmtvp3stngt994de.jpegPoland marks the 101st anniversary of the nation regaining its independence today after the long years of foreign rule.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/day-of-freedom-when-poland-regained-its-independence-3211President honours six Fathers of Polish Independencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-honours-six-fathers-of-polish-independence-8599<p>On Poland's Independence Day, Monday, President Andrzej Duda laid flowers at monuments of the six Fathers of Polish Independence and attended, together with his wife, a mass for the homeland, celebrated at the Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:11:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/l2v8f01r85k7wty4e56xe.jpegPresident honours six Fathers of Polish Independencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-honours-six-fathers-of-polish-independence-8599Get it RIGHT! PM blasts Netflix over historically inaccurate WWII documentaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/get-it-right-pm-blasts-netflix-over-inaccurate-wwii-documentary-8595<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has hit out at Netflix accusing the network of "rewriting history" over its inaccurate portrayal of German-occupied Poland during World War Two.</p>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:01:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/62m13udnzad8d76wcgzij8.jpegThe PM blasted Netflix’s documentary The Devil Next Door for 'obfuscating historical facts' including a map which 'falsely places places several German Nazi concentration camps within modern-day Poland’s borders.'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/get-it-right-pm-blasts-netflix-over-inaccurate-wwii-documentary-8595Polish Foreign Ministry, party critical of Netflix documentaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-foreign-ministry-party-critical-of-netflix-documentary-8593<p>Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the junior ruling coalition partner Agreement, on Sunday expressed criticism of a Netflix documentary series which they say presents untrue information about Poland's history during WWII.</p>Sun, 10 Nov 2019 20:10:00 +0100News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/np7wk2mro21h6tlthsbqw.jpegNetflix has recently launched its documentary series the Devil Next Door about John Demjanjuk (pictured), known as Ivan the Terrible, a sadistic guard at the Treblinka German Nazi death camp.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-foreign-ministry-party-critical-of-netflix-documentary-8593Ukrainian war veteran released after border detentionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainian-war-veteran-released-after-border-detention-8592<p>Ukrainian Donbas war veteran Ihor Mazur, detained by Polish Border Guard at a Polish-Ukrainian border crossing was released on Sunday but will remain in Lublin, south-east Poland, until the conclusion of an extradition procedure.</p>Sun, 10 Nov 2019 20:03:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUkrainian war veteran released after border detentionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainian-war-veteran-released-after-border-detention-8592And all that jazz: TFN talks to jazz legend Michał Urbaniak about life, music and his Urbanator Dayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/and-all-that-jazz-tfn-talks-to-jazz-legend-michal-urbaniak-about-life-music-and-his-urbanator-days-8590<p>Climaxing with a November-10 concert at Warsaw’s Och-Teatr, this weekend sees the grand finale of Urbanator Days, a multi-day music event coordinated by Poland’s best-loved jazz figure, Michał Urbaniak.</p>Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:29:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1hgjyb4dk6n9jdd0u4gqf5.jpegMichał Urbaniak, the country’s best-loved man of jazz.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/and-all-that-jazz-tfn-talks-to-jazz-legend-michal-urbaniak-about-life-music-and-his-urbanator-days-8590Building up to the spirit in the sky: the story of Wilanów’s vast Temple of Divine Providencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/building-up-to-the-spirit-in-the-sky-the-story-of-wilanows-vast-temple-of-divine-providence-8588<p>It has been three years since the Temple of Divine Providence opened its doors to the faithful and held its first mass on November 11, 2016.</p>Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:51:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p5irr1dfqpn5cq9hpz34l.jpegCosting PLN 220 million the Temple of Divine Providence is an impressive sight.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/building-up-to-the-spirit-in-the-sky-the-story-of-wilanows-vast-temple-of-divine-providence-8588Shape shifter: live digital sculpture that reacts to its environment on show in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shape-shifter-live-digital-sculpture-that-reacts-to-its-environment-on-show-in-warsaw-8586<p>A digital sculpture reacting to the city life around it has been unveiled in Warsaw. Located on a giant screen at the Union of Lublin Square, it changes its shape, colour and movements in response to the actions of people around it – regardless if they are aware of it or not!</p>Sun, 10 Nov 2019 11:16:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a8qhh5d1kdj9rgu2e5sgw6.jpegAltered image: the artwork changes its form depending on what is going on around it.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shape-shifter-live-digital-sculpture-that-reacts-to-its-environment-on-show-in-warsaw-8586Historians unearth the lost secrets of Hitler’s Wolf Lair fruit and veg plothttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/historians-unearth-the-lost-secrets-of-hitlers-wolf-lair-fruit-and-veg-plot-8584<p>Nearly seventy-five years after Red Army units first tentatively entered its devastated remains, Hitler’s notorious Wolf’s Lair HQ is in the news again after a team of local historians unearthed the remains of a garden and greenhouse complex once used to grow vegetables destined for the Fuhrer’s dining table.</p>Sat, 09 Nov 2019 18:09:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qqmwjpk0l9qxf9oi48yja.jpegMore than just a bunker: the Wolf’s Lair also boasted its own vegetable garden.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/historians-unearth-the-lost-secrets-of-hitlers-wolf-lair-fruit-and-veg-plot-8584Polish President attends fall of Berlin Wall anniversary eventshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-attends-fall-of-berlin-wall-anniversary-events-8582<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda took part in the events marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in the German capital on Saturday.</p>Sat, 09 Nov 2019 14:49:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/drinkg4alvrjxka291q30k.jpegPresident Andrzej Duda said during the ceremony that on this day people remember the iron curtain which, in a symbolic way, fell with the collapse of the Berlin Wall.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-attends-fall-of-berlin-wall-anniversary-events-8582Going down: unemployment falls to lowest point in almost three decadeshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/going-down-unemployment-falls-to-lowest-point-in-almost-three-decades-8579<p>The unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since September 1990 despite fears of an economic slowdown in Europe.</p>Sat, 09 Nov 2019 14:04:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hngepzaoucd6ha5ihddpl7.jpegHigh ho, it’s off work to work we go. Unemployment has fallen to its lowest point since the end of 1990.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/going-down-unemployment-falls-to-lowest-point-in-almost-three-decades-8579Polish remembrance institute, US National Archives to work togetherhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-remembrance-institute-us-national-archives-to-work-together-8578<p>Poland's Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), investigating Nazi German and communist crimes against Poles will start, in January 2020, cooperation with the US National Archives in research on documents from World War II and from the communist regime in Poland.</p>Sat, 09 Nov 2019 13:23:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4h2oj3s67ouvu857rj6pom.jpegThe head of IPN Archives Marzena Kruk told PAP that American troops seized millions of German documents at the end of World War II.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-remembrance-institute-us-national-archives-to-work-together-8578Exploring Jewish identity in Poland: new book examines the lives of three generations of Polish Jewshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exploring-jewish-identity-in-poland-new-book-examines-the-lives-of-three-generations-of-polish-jews-8574<p>When I meet him at the door to his London home, Barry Cohen is keen to make me comfortable before we start our interview; slipping to and from the room in search of tea, and offering me a pair of slippers to protect my feet from the cold.</p>Sat, 09 Nov 2019 11:14:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2q8m8jwjxqdw2dewl0vez9.jpeg‘Opening the Drawer: The Hidden Identities of Polish Jews’ aims to illuminate Jewish identity and its legacy in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exploring-jewish-identity-in-poland-new-book-examines-the-lives-of-three-generations-of-polish-jews-8574Polish coach accident in Germany leaves 13 injuredhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-coach-accident-in-germany-leaves-13-injured-8573<p>A Polish coach with 50 people on board was involved in an accident that occurred on the A1 highway, northeast of Hamburg, on Saturday morning. Local police reported 13 passengers were injured, seven seriously.</p>Sat, 09 Nov 2019 11:07:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish coach accident in Germany leaves 13 injuredhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-coach-accident-in-germany-leaves-13-injured-8573PM presents proposed new government line-uphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-presents-proposed-new-government-line-up-8571<p>Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) announced the new composition of the cabinet on Friday, after winning the parliamentary elections last month.</p>Sat, 09 Nov 2019 09:46:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1146tunoqxyzdo7qhzn8q.jpegPrime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the new line-up will be very proficient and "a good team."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-presents-proposed-new-government-line-up-8571Meet Arlena Witt - One of Poland's Top Female YouTubershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-arlena-witt---one-of-polands-top-female-youtubers-403<p>Arlena Witt has been called (at least by our host @Patrick Ney) the 'Polish Nation's English Teacher'.</p><p>She's certainly the most influential, with almost 500,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel alone, Arlena is praised by viewers for her wit, light tone and easy-to-watch style.</p><p>Discover how one of Poland's top female YouTubers approaches her work and answers these questions...</p><p><br></p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 16:38:00 +0100Heart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cmvant93brpsc9o6j1rj5e.jpegMeet Arlena Witt - One of Poland's Top Female YouTubershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-arlena-witt---one-of-polands-top-female-youtubers-403Polish banking sector nets EUR 2.78 bln in Q1-Q3https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-banking-sector-nets-eur-278-bln-in-q1-q3-8569<p>The Polish banking sector posted a net profit of PLN 11.86 bln (EUR 2.78 bln) in the first three quarters of 2019, up by 2.86 pct on the same period of 2018, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) said in a Friday report.</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 16:08:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish banking sector nets EUR 2.78 bln in Q1-Q3https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-banking-sector-nets-eur-278-bln-in-q1-q3-8569Bring it on! Middleweight champ Szeremeta to face WORLD champ Golovkin in title fighthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bring-it-on-middleweight-champ-szeremeta-to-face-world-champ-golovkin-in-title-fight-8566<p>Undefeated middleweight Kamil Szeremeta is to face reigning champion Gennady Golovkin at the International Boxing Federation world champion belt.</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:46:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dnw62hp27okzimaci705.jpegUndefeated middleweight Kamil Szeremeta is to face reigning champion Gennady Golovkin at the International Boxing Federation world champion belt.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bring-it-on-middleweight-champ-szeremeta-to-face-world-champ-golovkin-in-title-fight-8566Polish Traces: Kragujevac, Serbiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-kragujevac-serbia-400<p><span lang="EN-GB">In Serbia, Krzysztof catches up with Ljubiša Šlijjvić who he first met at the start of his journey in Nordkapp. Just over three weeks later, in a little café in the former capital&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN">Kragujevac, Krzysztof and&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB">Ljubiša reminisce about how their paths crossed and reflect on what it means to be Slavic.</span>&nbsp;</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:53:00 +0100Polish traceshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yra802py4chlgyu38822k.jpegPolish Traces: Kragujevac, Serbiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-kragujevac-serbia-400Architects win International comp for stunning Modern Art Museum in UAEhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/architects-win-international-comp-for-stunning-modern-art-museum-in-uae-8564<p>A Polish-Mexican duo has won the competition to design the Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art in Sharjah.</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:03:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0k0dfjvfxosmbtrck4yufsq.jpegThe museum which will show off from across the Middle East will be built by Aidia Studio, which was selected in an international competition.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/architects-win-international-comp-for-stunning-modern-art-museum-in-uae-8564President Duda to attend Berlin Wall anniversaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-duda-to-attend-berlin-wall-anniversary-8563<p>President Andrzej Duda will take part in events marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany, on Saturday, at the invitation of the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier .</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:23:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/oimxvpnisgfa2rawnx36wl.jpegThe main ceremony will take place at the memorial site of German division on Bernauer Strasse.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-duda-to-attend-berlin-wall-anniversary-8563Poland to announce new gov't line-up on Friday eveninghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-announce-new-govt-line-up-on-friday-evening-8561<p>The new structure and line-up of Mateusz Morawiecki's government will be announced after a Friday evening meeting of the ruling party Law and Justice's political committee, government spokesman Piotr Muller has told PAP.</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 11:46:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d1eag1vge5our2tpriy3x.jpegThe United Right, comprising PiS and its two junior partners, Solidary Poland and Agreement, held a meeting last week to discuss the structure of the next government and to reaffirm Morawiecki as the candidate for prime minister.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-announce-new-govt-line-up-on-friday-evening-8561Polish agri-food exports seen at EUR 23.1 bln after 3Q - gov't agencyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-agri-food-exports-seen-at-eur-231-bln-after-3q---govt-agency-8560<p>Exports of agri-food products reached EUR 23.1 billion at the end of the third quarter of 2019, up 5.8 percent year on year, the Polish Centre for the Support of Agriculture (KOWR) said on Friday citing finance ministry data.</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 11:21:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish agri-food exports seen at EUR 23.1 bln after 3Q - gov't agencyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-agri-food-exports-seen-at-eur-231-bln-after-3q---govt-agency-8560Lunch break worker finds gorgeous medieval gem hidden among rocks and stones. But would you have spotted it?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lunch-break-worker-finds-gorgeous-medieval-gem-hidden-among-rocks-and-stones-but-would-you-have-spotted-it-8556<p>A gorgeous piece of jewellery dating back over 1,000 years has been found by a Polish man talking a stroll during his lunch break.</p>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:23:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i3h2typiuolrjkp6ma004s.jpegMateusz Adamczyk who works in London had been ambling along the River Thames when his eye was caught by the glinting piece of gold.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lunch-break-worker-finds-gorgeous-medieval-gem-hidden-among-rocks-and-stones-but-would-you-have-spotted-it-8556It’s official! Poland joins US visa waiver programmehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-official-poland-joins-us-visa-waiver-programme-8552<p>Poland has officially been entered into the USA’s Visa Waiver Programme, President Andrzej Duda and US Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher announced at a press conference.</p>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:38:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lwvs692a18h3ivk9ffl79d.jpegIt’s official! The first country in five years to join the programme, from November 11th Poles can travel to the United States for 90 days business or tourism without applying for a visa.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-official-poland-joins-us-visa-waiver-programme-8552European Bank grants EUR 250 mln loan to LG chem car battery makerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/european-bank-grants-eur-250-mln-loan-to-lg-chem-car-battery-maker-8550<p>The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBOR) granted a long-term loan of EUR 250 million to electric car battery maker LG Chem to support the construction of a battery factory in Wrocław, southwestern Poland, EBOR said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:10:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEuropean Bank grants EUR 250 mln loan to LG chem car battery makerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/european-bank-grants-eur-250-mln-loan-to-lg-chem-car-battery-maker-8550Poland expels neo-Nazi Swedehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-expels-neo-nazi-swede-8548<p>The interior minister shared the Internal Security Agency's (ABW) concerns and decided to expel Anton T., a Swedish national, from Poland on security grounds, with immediate effect, spokesman for the special services coordinator has told PAP.</p>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:01:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland expels neo-Nazi Swedehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-expels-neo-nazi-swede-8548Gone but not forgotten: Leonard Cohen, thanks for the dance!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gone-but-not-forgotten-leonard-cohen-thanks-for-the-dance-8546<p>It’s been three years now without Leonard. But has he really gone? For his presence is still heartily felt here in Poland, where he is a cult hero.</p>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:43:00 +0100Art & CultureDan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0bj3vw3zccsr4ngrf8cf7h.jpegDan’s friendship with Cohen dates back to 2001 in Berlin.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gone-but-not-forgotten-leonard-cohen-thanks-for-the-dance-8546Polish vodka gets ‘protected status’ in historic EU-China dealhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-vodka-gets-protected-status-in-historic-eu-china-deal-8543<p>Polish vodka is to get protected status in China after being included in a list of 100 European Geographical Indications under a landmark EU-China deal.</p>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 13:40:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/aay10pssjyaww7kfbeglko.jpegThe European Union and China agreed on Wednesday to protect 100 European regional food and drinks from imitation, with vodka being the only Polish product on the list.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-vodka-gets-protected-status-in-historic-eu-china-deal-8543Eco-snapper highlights scourge of plastic waste with series of stunning photographshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eco-snapper-highlights-scourge-of-plastic-waste-with-series-of-stunning-photographs-8541<p>An eco-friendly photographer is looking to highlight the scourge of plastic waste and the damage it does to the environment with a series of stunning photos showing ballet dancers and swimmers draped in, or surrounded by, plastic.</p>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:36:00 +0100Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lj1s7tvajhfqgp9t1rrhem.jpegThe #NoBeautyInPlastic exhibition, which opens in Warsaw’s Hala Koszyki on November 8, shows off a series of images from Warsaw-based photographer and blogger Daniel Petryczkiewicz.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eco-snapper-highlights-scourge-of-plastic-waste-with-series-of-stunning-photographs-8541Ukraine agrees to Polish exhumations on two siteshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukraine-agrees-to-polish-exhumations-on-two-sites-8538<p>Ukraine has given Poland the green light to start searches for the remains of Polish soldiers who died during Poland's defensive war of 1939 near Lviv, Polish president's chief aide Krzysztof Szczerski has told PAP. The permit concerns two sites.</p>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 10:17:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cgzg5qk1ybvuw0wqtpen8m.jpegSzczerski said he had received the permits for the search work from Zhovkva at the meeting.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukraine-agrees-to-polish-exhumations-on-two-sites-8538President of IOC receives honorary doctorate from Polish universityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-of-ioc-receives-honorary-doctorate-from-polish-university-8536<p>International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Gdansk, north Poland for his contribution to the development of the international Olympic movement and promotion of human rights and global peace.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 17:55:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ksd4m2x1lgxird820fsxn.jpegPresident of IOC receives honorary doctorate from Polish universityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-of-ioc-receives-honorary-doctorate-from-polish-university-8536Hundreds of inscriptions revealing fascinating tale of ancient city uncovered in Tunisiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hundreds-of-inscriptions-revealing-fascinating-tale-of-ancient-city-uncovered-in-tunisia-8532<p>Over 130 Roman inscriptions and a fascinating tale of a city’s evolution have been uncovered by Polish archaeologists in the ancient site of Mustis, in northern Tunisia.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:38:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tj6lusppyuab48avtz5spj.jpegThe Latin text describes the founding of temples and other public buildings, names inscribed on tombstones and other everyday matters of the bustling city’s inhabitants, telling the story of what was important enough for them, to record it in stone.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hundreds-of-inscriptions-revealing-fascinating-tale-of-ancient-city-uncovered-in-tunisia-8532‘Hello World!’ New face of Instagram gets off to flying start – but not all is as it seemshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hello-world-new-face-of-instagram-gets-off-to-flying-start--but-not-all-is-as-it-seems-8528<p>The latest face to cause a stir on social media is that of 21-year-old Sara Kosmos.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:09:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gpx8tun0axm80pgsoiz8ji.jpegThe Warsaw-based ‘influencer’ has garnered over 2,000 followers in just six weeks, posed in celebrity selfies and struck endorsement deals with leading fashion companies. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hello-world-new-face-of-instagram-gets-off-to-flying-start--but-not-all-is-as-it-seems-8528Poland's Monetary Council leaves interest rates unchangedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-monetary-council-leaves-interest-rates-unchanged-8526<p>Poland's Monetary Policy Council (RPP) left the country's interest rates unchanged on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 15:13:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's Monetary Council leaves interest rates unchangedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-monetary-council-leaves-interest-rates-unchanged-8526Fascinating story of Vasa kings brought to life at Warsaw’s Royal Castlehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fascinating-story-of-vasa-kings-brought-to-life-at-warsaws-royal-castle-8522<p>The Swedish Vasa kings who ruled Poland in the seventeenth century took the country to its largest ever territorial expanse, conquered Moscow and even captured the Russian Tsar.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 14:27:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qwtqb86yxzc1wqcbkpfqn7j.pngThe new exhibition entitled ‘The World of the Polish Vasas’ is the crowning finale to the Castle’s Year of the Vasas.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fascinating-story-of-vasa-kings-brought-to-life-at-warsaws-royal-castle-8522Washington to announce visa-free travel for Poles today - Polish presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/washington-to-announce-visa-free-travel-for-poles-today---polish-president-8521<p>An official communique on accepting Poland to the US Visa Waiver Program will be announced later today in Washington, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday morning.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 13:04:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/elp5yd8r8jdw7icqm5ojak.jpegThe president said he had been informed by US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher that Washington will announce an official communique on accepting Poland into the Visa Waiver Program.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/washington-to-announce-visa-free-travel-for-poles-today---polish-president-8521PM says last four years were battle for a better Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-says-last-four-years-were-battle-for-a-better-poland-8519<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday, before the last sitting of the government, that the last four years in Poland were a battle for historical truth, a stronger economy and fairer tax system.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:27:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1y2sf0liydv5nkhn4pj5y6.jpegThe prime minister referred to data published by the EU's statistical office Eurostat, which showed that social support for the government rose from 14 percent four years ago to 41 percent in 2019. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-says-last-four-years-were-battle-for-a-better-poland-8519CJEU ruling on judicial retirement concerns the past - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cjeu-ruling-on-judicial-retirement-concerns-the-past---polish-pm-8518<p>Tuesday's ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on Poland's reform of the retirement age of judges and public prosecutors concerns a historical state of affairs, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki has said in a conversation with PAP.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 10:26:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1qrfn4os19w0oojun3kkwnr.jpegAccording to Morawiecki, the Polish judicial system "still requires very profound reforms."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cjeu-ruling-on-judicial-retirement-concerns-the-past---polish-pm-8518Roman Polański guest at Cinergia forumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/roman-polanski-guest-at-cinergia-forum-8514<p>Polish-born film director Roman Polański will be a guest at the closing of the 24th CINERGIA European cinema forum in Łódź, central Poland, the forum organisers have informed.</p>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 09:10:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u4nxv0dkuljyh0zw8kli9.jpegPolański is known for a number of hit productions, most notably Repulsion (1965), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Chinatown (1974), the multiple Oscar winner Tess (1979) and The Pianist (2002).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/roman-polanski-guest-at-cinergia-forum-8514European Council head Tusk not running for Polish presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/european-council-head-tusk-not-running-for-polish-president-8512<p>European Council President Donald Tusk, a former Polish PM, in a Tuesday conversation with Polish private TV stations said he will not run in next year's presidential election in Poland.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 19:30:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fhsvu2uud2w1rsbfjskm.jpegEuropean Council head Tusk not running for Polish presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/european-council-head-tusk-not-running-for-polish-president-8512Friends of Cohesion Group calls for fair EU budget - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/friends-of-cohesion-group-calls-for-fair-eu-budget---pm-8510<p>Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that the Friends of Cohesion Group stated plainly that the EU budget must be fair. The voice of the entire '16' will be clearly heard during an EU summit in Brussels in December, he added.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 19:03:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nezv8ak4ywv6wqx1dh8co.jpegFriends of Cohesion Group calls for fair EU budget - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/friends-of-cohesion-group-calls-for-fair-eu-budget---pm-8510New law bans pollutive heatinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-law-bans-pollutive-heating-8508<p>An amendment to environmental laws signed by President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday bans imports of pollutive heating furnaces and obliges households to connect to the national heating system.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:25:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/k8l1rkvqj1bcq0b3sauhvp.jpegNew law bans pollutive heatinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-law-bans-pollutive-heating-8508What a star! Copernicus Science Centre is nine-years-old todayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/what-a-star-copernicus-science-centre-is-nine-years-old-today-8506<p>The Warsaw-based science centre located on the banks of Vistula attracts both geeks and regular visitors with its interactive exhibitions, which delve into how different aspects of our universe work.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:50:00 +0100Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z8gd8dc999c0xrefcpzqfhm.jpegThe stunning building was designed by architects from the RAr-2 firm in Ruda Śląska, after they won an architectural competition. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/what-a-star-copernicus-science-centre-is-nine-years-old-today-8506Poznań teen crowned Transition Queen after racking up over 8.5 million worldwide followers on Tik Tok apphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-teen-crowned-transition-queen-after-racking-up-over-85-million-worldwide-followers-on-tik-tok-app-8503<p>A teenager from Poznań has been crowned global Transitioner Queen after amassing a staggering 8.5 million followers on popular app Tik Tok.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:16:00 +0100Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f3qfkaiilshc1lgej6rhh8.jpegMaria Jeleniewska, 17, was crowned queen for having over 20 of the most popular 30 transition videos on the Tik Tok app which have also seen her attracting the attention of international brands who now employ her as an ‘influencer’. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-teen-crowned-transition-queen-after-racking-up-over-85-million-worldwide-followers-on-tik-tok-app-8503Poland needs funds for development, Morawiecki says after meeting V4 PMshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-needs-funds-for-development-morawiecki-says-after-meeting-v4-pms-8500<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki took part in a meeting of the heads of government of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries in Prague on Tuesday ahead of a summit of the Group of Friends of Cohesion.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:42:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dmuxlzyoaw67fboe95qu6x.jpegThe PM said that while chasing the west economically, Poland, following the collapse of communism must have funds to develop its delayed infrastructure, saying cohesion funds served that purpose.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-needs-funds-for-development-morawiecki-says-after-meeting-v4-pms-8500One million ants trapped inside nuclear bunker survived through cannibalismhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-million-ants-trapped-inside-nuclear-bunker-survived-through-cannibalism-8497<p>An estimated 1 million 'cannibal ants' trapped inside a former Soviet nuclear military &nbsp;base survived by eating each other, new research has found.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:14:00 +0100Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5obp1bjm2crwout611v3m.jpegResearchers from the Polish Society for Nature Protection “Salamandra”, found around one million ants in the bunker Templewo and around two million corpses.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-million-ants-trapped-inside-nuclear-bunker-survived-through-cannibalism-8497Poland receives EUR 376.3 million from EU funds in September - MinFinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-receives-eur-3763-million-from-eu-funds-in-september---minfin-8496<p>Poland received EUR 376.33 million from EU funds in September 2019, including EUR 65.9 million in current transfers and EUR 310.45 million in capital transfers, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 12:00:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland receives EUR 376.3 million from EU funds in September - MinFinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-receives-eur-3763-million-from-eu-funds-in-september---minfin-8496EU Court of Justice rules on Polish law forcing retirement of judgeshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-court-of-justice-rules-on-polish-law-forcing-retirement-of-judges-8495<p>The European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled on Tuesday that Polish laws relating to the retirement age of judges and public prosecutors, adopted in July 2017, are contrary to EU law.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 11:25:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x1zv46m802b4moidzxuvn.jpegCommenting on the ruling, Poland's Foreign Ministry said it concerned a past state of affairs and does not reflect the now binding regulations.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-court-of-justice-rules-on-polish-law-forcing-retirement-of-judges-8495Polish PM arrives in Prague for Group of Friends of Cohesion summithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-arrives-in-prague-for-group-of-friends-of-cohesion-summit-8493<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrived in Prague on Tuesday morning where he will take part in a summit of the Group of Friends of Cohesion.</p>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 10:07:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2dvev5y84rftn4mmjmmf1h.jpegCzech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis (R) welcomes Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (L) before the meeting in Prague.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-arrives-in-prague-for-group-of-friends-of-cohesion-summit-8493LOT launches flights to Sri Lankahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lot-launches-flights-to-sri-lanka-8489<p>On Sunday Poland's national air carrier LOT launched regular flights from Warsaw to the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. The thrice-weekly seasonal connection will continue until March 28 2020.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 20:53:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/glgtjt6x1xvsxq3k2d17i.jpegLOT deputy CEO Michał Fijoł told PAP on Monday that the new connection will be also used for cargo transports, mainly Sri Lankan aquarium fish and tea.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lot-launches-flights-to-sri-lanka-8489Wizz Air launches new connections from Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wizz-air-launches-new-connections-from-poland-8487<p>Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air has launched new flight connections from Gdańsk, northern Poland, Katowice, southern Poland and Warsaw to Ukraine, Norway and Israel, the carrier said on Monday.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 19:30:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4oi9h06lgieg03qg4bfa.jpegThe new flights from Gdańsk to Ukraine and Norway will operate on Mondays and Fridayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wizz-air-launches-new-connections-from-poland-8487Poland's exports up 10.7 pct y/y in September - business chamberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-exports-up-107-pct-yy-in-september---business-chamber-8485<p>Poland's exports increased by 10.7 percent year on year and by 10.7 percent month on month in September 2019, according to experts from the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG).</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 17:46:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's exports up 10.7 pct y/y in September - business chamberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-exports-up-107-pct-yy-in-september---business-chamber-8485Poland ranks 5th in EU when it comes to gender pay gaphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ranks-4th-in-eu-when-it-comes-to-gender-pay-gap-8482<p>Poland is leading the way with one of the lowest gender pay gaps in Europe, according to new data from the European Commission (EC).</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:58:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u8wag0wgu3io65dzv392wb.jpegTo mark Equal Pay Day, the EC found Poland ranked 5th when it comes to the difference between gross hourly earnings between working men and women.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ranks-4th-in-eu-when-it-comes-to-gender-pay-gap-8482Polish Traces: Carpathian Mountains – Romaniahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-carpathian-mountains--romania-398<p>As he completes the first leg of his epic 33,000km journey from Nordkapp, the northernmost cape of Europe, to Cape Agulhas the southernmost tip of Africa, Krzysztof reflects on the trials and tribulations of dealing with extreme weather conditions, animals on the roads and recalls the amazing people he has met along the way, including in Romania where he discovers Polish traces stretching back over 200 years.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:32:00 +0100Polish traceshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nvc99ic4ugazpmfkaz8nv8.jpegPolish Traces: Carpathian Mountains – Romaniahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-carpathian-mountains--romania-398British six-year-old to get life-changing treatment from award-winning Docs in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/british-six-year-old-to-get-life-changing-treatment-from-award-winning-docs-in-warsaw-8477<p>A six-year-old girl from the UK is travelling to Poland for life-altering medical treatment to cure her of a rare disease.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:24:00 +0100ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/31198ihjaw5ge464e3gy1p.jpegBritish six-year-old Hailie Campbell is to get life-changing treatment at a Warsaw clinic after her parents raised 70,000 GBP from friends, family and strangers. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/british-six-year-old-to-get-life-changing-treatment-from-award-winning-docs-in-warsaw-8477Polish PM marks 76th anniversary of mass execution of Jews at Majdanekhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-marks-76th-anniversary-of-mass-execution-of-jews-at-majdanek-8475<p>Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday commemorated Nazi Germany's World War II Aktion Erntefest, which saw the mass shooting of over 18,000 Jews at the Majdanek concentration camp in Lublin, eastern Poland.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:16:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish PM marks 76th anniversary of mass execution of Jews at Majdanekhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-marks-76th-anniversary-of-mass-execution-of-jews-at-majdanek-8475Gripping thriller The Pleasure Principle to be aired on Franco-German TV station Artehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gripping-thriller-the-pleasure-principle-to-be-aired-on-franco-german-tv-station-arte-8471<p>Beta Film, the global distributor of hit serial ‘The Pleasure Principle‘ (Zasada przyjemności) has sealed a deal with French-German TV behemoth Arte to screen the show in May 2020.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 13:00:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z35qjxvgil4wgw146i146.jpegThe murder mystery starring Małgorzata Buczkowska has been a hit with viewers and critically acclaimed for its exceptional quality.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gripping-thriller-the-pleasure-principle-to-be-aired-on-franco-german-tv-station-arte-8471Poland's rail hauler shipments down 9.7 pct after 3Qhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-rail-hauler-shipments-down-97-pct-after-3q-8469<p>Poland's flagship rail freighter PKP Cargo transported 74.6 million tons of cargo in the first nine months of 2019, down by 9.7 percent year on year, the company said in a Monday press statement.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 12:45:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's rail hauler shipments down 9.7 pct after 3Qhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-rail-hauler-shipments-down-97-pct-after-3q-8469Poland's manufacturing PMI down m/m in Octoberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-manufacturing-pmi-down-mm-in-october-8466<p>Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 45.6 points in October 2019 from 47.8 points in September, the economic research company IHS Markit reported on Monday. Market expectations stood at 48.0 points.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 11:01:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's manufacturing PMI down m/m in Octoberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-manufacturing-pmi-down-mm-in-october-8466Most Poles living in UK want to return to country after Brexit - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-poles-living-in-uk-want-to-return-to-country-after-brexit---report-8464<p>Only 38 percent of Poles living in the UK have applied to stay there after Brexit while most of them are considering returning to Poland, the daily Rzeczpospolita wrote on Monday.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 10:49:00 +0100BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMost Poles living in UK want to return to country after Brexit - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-poles-living-in-uk-want-to-return-to-country-after-brexit---report-8464Poland ahead of EU average for lowest gender pay gap - EChttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ahead-of-eu-average-for-lowest-gender-pay-gap---ec-8462<p>Poland is among the leading countries in the EU for equal pay between men and women, according to a ranking presented by the European Commission (EC) to mark European Equal Pay Day, which falls on November 4.</p>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 10:36:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland ahead of EU average for lowest gender pay gap - EChttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ahead-of-eu-average-for-lowest-gender-pay-gap---ec-8462Poland wins Tallinn 2019 Women's Epee Team World Cuphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wins-tallinn-2019-womens-epee-team-world-cup-8460<p>Poland won the 2019 Women's Epee Team World Cup in Tallinn, Estonia on Sunday and qualified for next year's Olympics in Tokyo.</p>Sun, 03 Nov 2019 19:39:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland wins Tallinn 2019 Women's Epee Team World Cuphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wins-tallinn-2019-womens-epee-team-world-cup-8460Lublin commemorates mass execution of 18,000 Jews at Majdanekhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-commemorates-mass-execution-of-18000-jews-at-majdanek-8458<p>The victims of Nazi Germany's World War II Aktion Erntefest, which saw the mass shooting of 18,000 Jews at the Majdanek concentration camp in Lublin (eastern Poland), was remembered by ceremonies in the city on the event's 76 anniversary on Sunday.</p>Sun, 03 Nov 2019 17:34:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q02w944ds65pynkwwtf5a.jpegLublin commemorates mass execution of 18,000 Jews at Majdanekhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-commemorates-mass-execution-of-18000-jews-at-majdanek-8458Battling climate change: 15 Polish firms that could make a differencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/battling-climate-change-15-polish-firms-that-could-make-a-difference-8456<p>A think-tank has listed 15 Polish companies it believes can help save the earth from the ravages of climate change.</p>Sun, 03 Nov 2019 15:14:00 +0100BusinessScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/58rmthfghi36sm1vn3452.jpegSpecialising in recharging equipment for buses, Ekoenergetyka is one of the companies to make the list.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/battling-climate-change-15-polish-firms-that-could-make-a-difference-8456Remembering Kazimierz Deyna: thirty years on from his death, the iconic footballer remains close to the hearts of millions of Poleshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/remembering-kazimerz-deyna-thirty-years-on-from-his-death-the-iconic-footballer-remains-close-to-the-hearts-of-millions-of-poles-8451<p>Events to mark “the year of Kazimierz Deyna” have continued at pace with the latest seeing an iconic statue created by a group of artists led by Paweł Althamer returned to Warsaw’s Brzeska Street.</p>Sun, 03 Nov 2019 14:10:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tau26eg2e5rhw5xseu91u.jpegDeyna takes on the West German defence in the semi-finals of the 74 World Cup.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/remembering-kazimerz-deyna-thirty-years-on-from-his-death-the-iconic-footballer-remains-close-to-the-hearts-of-millions-of-poles-8451Foreign university to set up first independent campus in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/foreign-university-to-set-up-first-independent-campus-in-poland-8449<p>A leading British university will set up a campus next year in the city of Wrocław, making it the first foreign university to establish an independent campus in Poland.</p>Sun, 03 Nov 2019 10:51:00 +0100Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vs9xxle9vb8jeaccoygcsp.jpegAlready home to 135,000 students, from next academic year Wrocław will be home to Coventry University students. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/foreign-university-to-set-up-first-independent-campus-in-poland-8449Not quite a brother in arms: the intriguing and contrasting life of Józef Piłsudski’s big brotherhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/not-quite-a-brother-in-arms-the-intriguing-and-contrasting-life-of-jozef-pilsudskis-big-brother-8445<p>Bronisław Piłsudski, the older brother of Marshal Piłsudski, is somewhat a forgotten figure in history, yet his life was just as extraordinary as his brother’s. An exile, would be assassin, traveller and adventurer, Bronisław’s most important work was his anthropological research into the cultures of people on the border lands of the Russian Empire and Japan. &nbsp;Now, 153 years after his birth, TFN takes a look at the trials and tribulations of the older Piłsudski.</p>Sat, 02 Nov 2019 19:46:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/smkgpz324njay6qmolaiq9.jpegBronisław Piłsudski was exiled to the Far East for his involvement in a plot to assassinate the tsar.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/not-quite-a-brother-in-arms-the-intriguing-and-contrasting-life-of-jozef-pilsudskis-big-brother-8445It is untrue to call Poland an anti-Semitic country - Israeli ambassadorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/it-is-untrue-to-call-poland-an-anti-semitic-country---israeli-ambassador-8443<p>Israel's ambassador to Poland Alexander Ben Zvi said on Saturday that although anti-Semitism manifests itself in Poland, it is totally untrue to call Poland an anti-Semitic country.</p>Sat, 02 Nov 2019 11:57:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6250mml4chswjfom793lh.jpegIt is untrue to call Poland an anti-Semitic country - Israeli ambassador.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/it-is-untrue-to-call-poland-an-anti-semitic-country---israeli-ambassador-8443Getting the goodies back: police net over 10,000 “cultural” items in international operationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/getting-the-goodies-back-police-net-over-10000-cultural-items-in-international-operation-8438<p>Police and border guards have recovered over 10,000 items as part of an international operation to crack down on the theft and illegal trade in cultural objects.</p>Sat, 02 Nov 2019 11:37:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4j1bvg179qhedh2864k1uo.jpegThe road to recovery. Just some of the items recovered in the operation.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/getting-the-goodies-back-police-net-over-10000-cultural-items-in-international-operation-8438Home of the brave: the story behind Warsaw’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldierhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/home-of-the-brave-the-story-behind-warsaws-tomb-of-the-unknown-soldier-8434<p>As Poles criss-cross the country heading home to commune with their ancestors at family graves this weekend, the conscience of the nation remains firmly in Warsaw at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.</p>Sat, 02 Nov 2019 09:56:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0s21ipb5l7aciol57a7r1oo.jpegA soldier lays a wreath on the tomb, which actually contains the remains of a 14-year-old boy.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/home-of-the-brave-the-story-behind-warsaws-tomb-of-the-unknown-soldier-8434LOT flagship airline adds 15th Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its fleethttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lot-flagship-airline-adds-15th-boeing-787-dreamliner-to-its-fleet-8432<p>A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ordered by Poland's national carrier LOT Polish Airlines landed in Warsaw on Friday morning after a nine-hour-and-50-minute direct flight from the factory of the US producer Boeing in Charleston, North Carolina.</p>Fri, 01 Nov 2019 19:16:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2mvwdvmih4vmv9fsxdzlp.jpegThis is the fifteenth Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the LOT's fleet and the seventh aircraft of the 787-9 variant.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lot-flagship-airline-adds-15th-boeing-787-dreamliner-to-its-fleet-8432Polish energy projects appear on EC Projects of Common Interest listhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-energy-projects-appear-on-ec-projects-of-common-interest-list-8430<p>The European Commission (EC) published an updated list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) on Thursday, or projects aimed at improving the energy integration of member states, which features a number of Polish joint projects.</p>Fri, 01 Nov 2019 17:03:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pgjwidztumcw20rg86r5g.jpegThe Baltic Pipe gas pipeline project connecting Poland and Denmark and the Poland-Lithuania gas inter-connector (GIPL) were recognised as priority projects.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-energy-projects-appear-on-ec-projects-of-common-interest-list-8430A tomb with a view: Stunning photos of Powązki cemetery and the fascinating stories of the men and women buried withinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/a-tomb-with-a-view-stunning-photos-of-powazki-cemetery-and-the-fascinating-stories-of-the-men-and-women-buried-there-63<p>With over 1 million graves, covering over 100 acres and dating back to 1790, Powązki cemetery is one of the oldest and noblest in Warsaw.</p>Fri, 01 Nov 2019 10:52:00 +0100Art & CultureHistoryPoland Nowhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yitkij3boyci8b60dmwqh.jpegKrzysztof Kieślowski (1941-1996) was a world-wide known film director. The British Film Institute listed him as number two in the top ten film directors of modern times. A highly praised and innovative artist, after his untimely death, he deserved a special gravestone. And he got one, designed by Krzysztof M. Bednarski. It is a sculpture of two hands forming an oblong space; the view as if through a film camera, a typical gesture of every film director framing a picture on film set. The gravestone is now widely recognised as one the most iconic tombs in the world.https://www.thefirstnews.com/gallery/a-tomb-with-a-view-stunning-photos-of-powazki-cemetery-and-the-fascinating-stories-of-the-men-and-women-buried-there-63Meet the English-Canadian Historian who fell in love with Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-the-english-canadian-historian-who-fell-in-love-with-poland-395<p>Historian Alexandra Richie visited Poland for the first time in 1985. The spirit of open defiance of communism blew her away.</p><p>Discover the personal story of one of Poland's best English-language historians, author of the book on the Warsaw Uprising, 'Warsaw 1944.'</p><p>'Writing the book was very very difficult,' she says, 'You take on some of the horror of what people have experienced. There were many occasions when I had to take a break from it all.'</p><p>Warsaw 1944 remains our host Patrick Ney's top recommended book on the Warsaw Uprising and looks at the battle from the German perspective of Hitler and Himmler.</p><p>Alex Richie reveals exclusively the new books she's writing on Polish history and her hopes for her 2 daughters in the future.</p><p>'The dynamism, the history, the spirit of the people - Warsaw is my favourite place in Poland.'</p>Fri, 01 Nov 2019 09:32:00 +0100HistoryHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qyq0hwhcmidx3ygjas8t6.jpegMeet the English-Canadian Historian who fell in love with Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/meet-the-english-canadian-historian-who-fell-in-love-with-poland-395Blind footballers from Wrocław are WORLD CHAMPS after spectacular performance at Blind Football Championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/blind-footballers-from-wroclaw-are-world-champs-after-spectacular-performance-at-blind-football-championships-8427<p>Śląsk Wrocław Blind Football team has won the World Championship after beating Moldova’s Kishinev Fenix 3-0 in the finals.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 19:03:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5dt3sqcbjxtefbnkioel4.jpegDespite being considered ‘below par’ the lads stormed through the championships winning all of their games and drawing only one.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/blind-footballers-from-wroclaw-are-world-champs-after-spectacular-performance-at-blind-football-championships-8427Poland's heaviest pumpkin weighs in at 870 kg - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-heaviest-pumpkin-weighs-in-at-870-kg---stats-office-8426<p>The Central Statistical Office (GUS) wrote on Twitter on Thursday that the heaviest pumpkin grown in Poland in 2019 weighed 870 kg, and that this year's pumpkin harvest was coming to an end.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:24:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wx2dzjke1rmglocaf6bof.jpegGUS reported that during that during last year's season, around 71,000 tonnes of pumpkins were harvested, up from 45,000 tonnes in 2017. In 2016, the total reached 60,000 tonnes, in 2015, it was 47,000 tonnes and, in 2014, it amounted to 48,000 tonnes.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-heaviest-pumpkin-weighs-in-at-870-kg---stats-office-8426On Halloween’s ‘night of the dead’, TFN’s Alex Webber delves into the ghoulish mysteries surrounding Książ castlehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/on-halloweens-night-of-the-dead-tfns-alex-webber-delves-into-the-ghoulish-mysteries-surrounding-ksiaz-castle-8421<p>Of all the sights in Poland, there can be few that rival the first glimpse of Książ.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:06:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vruospqy7qc8eelux83sep.jpegBenefiting from 700-years of history, there are no shortage of ghost stories, and as visitors creep through secret passages and tight, unlit stairwells they are regaled with tales of pining princes, wicked dukes and headless aristocrats.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/on-halloweens-night-of-the-dead-tfns-alex-webber-delves-into-the-ghoulish-mysteries-surrounding-ksiaz-castle-8421Popularity of payment cards grows in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/popularity-of-payment-cards-grows-in-poland-8419<p>The number of payment cards on the Polish market increased by 404,000 to 42.1 mln at the end of Q2 this year, compared to the end of March, reported the National Bank of Poland (NBP) on Thursday.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:20:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/orw6kce1udr4wlhxrpfjap.jpegThe central bank noted that it expected a further increase in the number of contactless payment cards.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/popularity-of-payment-cards-grows-in-poland-8419Poland's unemployment rate flat at 3.3 pct in September - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-flat-at-33-pct-in-september---eurostat-8417<p>Poland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.3 percent in September 2019, unchanged from August 2019, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:00:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's unemployment rate flat at 3.3 pct in September - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-flat-at-33-pct-in-september---eurostat-8417Kudos for Kurant as she scoops prestigious Frontier Art Prizehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kudos-for-kurant-as-she-scoops-prestigious-frontier-art-prize-8414<p>Polish artist Agnieszka Kurant has won the Frontier Art Prize for contemporary art.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:27:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/h37e2s2d154dhbk7liltn.jpegA.A.I (10-15) 2017 Termite mounds built by colonies of termites from colored sand, gold and crystals Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeleshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kudos-for-kurant-as-she-scoops-prestigious-frontier-art-prize-8414Polish labour market index down in October - BIEChttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-labour-market-index-down-in-october---biec-8412<p>The Labour Market Index (WRP), which predicts future changes in the level of unemployment in Poland, inched down in October, for the first time in six months, the Bureau for Investments and Economic Cycles (BIEC) said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 11:51:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish labour market index down in October - BIEChttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-labour-market-index-down-in-october---biec-8412Poland's inflation in October at 2.5 percent y/y - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-in-october-at-25-percent-yy---stats-office-8410<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 2.5 percent year on year in October 2019 and by 0.2 percent month on month, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported in a flash estimate on Thursday.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 11:26:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's inflation in October at 2.5 percent y/y - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-in-october-at-25-percent-yy---stats-office-8410President Duda ready to face rivals in May's presidential electionshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-duda-ready-to-face-rivals-in-mays-presidential-elections-8408<p>President Andrzej Duda is ready for debates with all of the opposition presidential candidates, deputy head of the President's Office Pawel Mucha told the Rzeczpospolita daily.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 10:58:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hub7fn8dnmuq3k4pk1wui.jpegPresident Duda ready to face rivals in May's presidential electionshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-duda-ready-to-face-rivals-in-mays-presidential-elections-8408Retail space grows in 2019 at slowest rate for 20 yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-space-grows-in-2019-at-slowest-rate-for-20-years-8406<p>The amount of retail space in Poland will grow by about 300,000 square metres in 2019, or by 2.5 percent year on year, the lowest level of new retail supply to the market for 20 years, according to a report by real estate consultancy CBRE.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 10:53:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRetail space grows in 2019 at slowest rate for 20 yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-space-grows-in-2019-at-slowest-rate-for-20-years-8406In the dead of the night: Zaduszki, the day when the spirits of the dead were thought to be out and abouthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/in-the-dead-of-the-night-zaduszki-the-day-when-the-spirits-of-the-dead-were-thought-to-be-out-and-about-3026<p>Mexico may be famous for its Day of the Dead celebrations, but in Polish culture the beginning of November is just as important, if perhaps less spectacular.</p>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 09:57:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9kf254om9l9a0y2z814qf9.jpegPeople light candles on the grave as part of the zaduszki traditions.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/in-the-dead-of-the-night-zaduszki-the-day-when-the-spirits-of-the-dead-were-thought-to-be-out-and-about-3026Szczecin-Świnoujście and Rotterdam sign memorandum on cooperationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/szczecin-swinoujscie-and-rotterdam-sign-memorandum-on-cooperation-8404<p>A memorandum of agreement on cooperation between Poland's north-western port of Szczecin-Swinoujscie and the port of Rotterdam was signed in the latter city on Wednesday in the presence of Polish President Andrzej Duda.</p>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 19:49:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSzczecin-Świnoujście and Rotterdam sign memorandum on cooperationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/szczecin-swinoujscie-and-rotterdam-sign-memorandum-on-cooperation-8404Poznań zoo in desperate race to save lives of nine starving tigers stranded at Belarusian border in their own excrementhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-zoo-in-desperate-race-to-save-lives-of-nine-starving-tigers-stranded-at-belarusian-border-in-their-own-excrement-8401<p>A Polish zoo is racing against time to rescue nine tigers which have been stranded for days on the Polish-Belarusian border.</p>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 18:57:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pwlx2y9r48sc0l3jpm4u.jpegThe tigers were left stranded without food and covered in their own excrement while on their way to Dagestan. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-zoo-in-desperate-race-to-save-lives-of-nine-starving-tigers-stranded-at-belarusian-border-in-their-own-excrement-8401Adorable hedgehogs get winter cheer with comfy leafy homes after council bans leaf rakinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/adorable-hedgehogs-get-winter-cheer-with-comfy-leaf-homes-after-council-bans-leaf-raking-8399<p>Wrocław’s hedgehogs can now stay safe and warm at nights this winter after city authorities banned raking leaves in public spaces, leaving them as comfy hideouts for the spiny mammals.</p>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 16:40:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m6a3mgblkfshzsfgjucykl.jpegWrocław’s hedgehogs can now stay safe and warm at nights this winter after city authorities banned raking leaves in public spaces, leaving them as comfy hideouts for the spiny mammals.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/adorable-hedgehogs-get-winter-cheer-with-comfy-leaf-homes-after-council-bans-leaf-raking-8399Robert Richardson and Quentin Tarantino to receive Polish film awardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/robert-richardson-and-quentin-tarantino-to-receive-polish-film-award-8396<p>Robert Richardson, an Oscar-winning cinematographer, and Quentin Tarantino, an Oscar-winning screenwriter, will receive the Camerimage 2019 Cinematographer – Director Duo Award at the 27th EnergaCamerimage Film Festival in Torun, in north-central Poland.</p>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 14:53:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tsw61qvqo7ho8lf4jkz2xq.jpegRobert Richardson and Quentin Tarantino to receive Polish film awardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/robert-richardson-and-quentin-tarantino-to-receive-polish-film-award-8396Top 10 Episodes of Heart of Poland (Part 2)https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/top-10-episodes-of-heart-of-poland-part-2-393<p>Host: Patrick Ney</p><p>Share your top episodes with us!</p>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 14:46:00 +0100Heart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2xno8pdjuan2qbzg62qkxs.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/top-10-episodes-of-heart-of-poland-part-2-393Gdynia security firm wins anti-drone attack contract with Saudi Telecomhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdynia-security-firm-wins-anti-drone-attack-contract-with-saudi-telecom-8392<p>A Polish security firm has won the contract to protect the largest Saudi telecommunications operator from drone attacks.</p>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 14:27:00 +0100Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/631fasp3smu7pgthmuiz4n.jpegThe Gdynia company’s Advanced Protection Systems protects the skies from drone attacks. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdynia-security-firm-wins-anti-drone-attack-contract-with-saudi-telecom-8392Geneticists to recreate faces of troops who died at beginning of WWIIhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/geneticists-to-recreate-faces-of-troops-who-died-at-beginning-of-wwii-8388<p>Geneticists are using wide-ranging DNA studies to find out what Polish soldiers who died during fighting on Westerplatte at the start of World War II looked like.</p>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 12:39:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f11weswwjzo7k5g567rs8.jpegGeneticists at Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin are studying four skeletons to try to determine where the men came from in biogeographic terms, their eye colour and hair colour.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/geneticists-to-recreate-faces-of-troops-who-died-at-beginning-of-wwii-8388Abakanowicz installation nets record pricehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/abakanowicz-installation-nets-record-price-8386<p>Caminando, an installation by renowned Polish sculptress Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930-2017), has been auctioned off for over PLN 8 million (EUR 1,900,000), a record for the Polish art market, the Onet portal informed on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 20:31:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/y9yotn8zt88gitnmfst5ho.jpegCaminando consists of 20 so-called walking figures created in 1998-99.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/abakanowicz-installation-nets-record-price-8386Poland's largest and most modern hospital opened in Krakówhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-largest-and-most-modern-hospital-opened-in-krakow-8385<p>The University Hospital in Kraków, southern Poland, the largest and most modern medical centre in Poland, was officially opened on Monday. The value of the investment totalled PLN 1.2 billion (EUR 280.7 mln).</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 20:09:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/y14xo91q9be2lsjyey2ek.jpegThe Director of the Hospital Marcin Jędrychowski said that the facility is the largest and most modern in Central and Eastern Europe.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-largest-and-most-modern-hospital-opened-in-krakow-8385Polish president, King of the Netherlands honour Polish WWII troopshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-king-of-the-netherlands-honour-polish-wwii-troops-8384<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in Breda on Tuesday paid homage to General Stanisław Maczek and his soldiers on the 75th anniversary of the 1944 liberation of the Dutch city of Breda by Polish allied forces.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:36:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7yeghbg0mj9m4d0pbytoyn.jpegPolish President Andrzej Duda and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands during the observances at the Polish Honorary Military Cemetery.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-king-of-the-netherlands-honour-polish-wwii-troops-8384Gas what! Baltic pipe from Denmark to Poland given the go-aheadhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gas-what-baltic-pipe-from-denmark-to-poland-given-the-go-ahead-8382<p>Denmark has approved the construction of a Baltic Pipe in its waters, moving forward plans to bring Norwegian gas to Poland.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 16:34:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ljdsm63nj3dhbzn38asng.jpegThe project, which will see 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas flowing to Poland annually and 3 billion cubic meters of raw material from Poland to Denmark, has strategic importance in ensuring the diversification of energy sources for Poland. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gas-what-baltic-pipe-from-denmark-to-poland-given-the-go-ahead-8382Warsaw court launches "Night Without an End" lawsuithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-court-launches-night-without-an-end-lawsuit-8381<p>Hearings in a defamation lawsuit against historians Barbara Engelking and Jan Grabowski, co-authors of the book, "Night Without an End", launched before a Warsaw district court on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 16:04:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgWarsaw court launches "Night Without an End" lawsuithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-court-launches-night-without-an-end-lawsuit-8381Cybersecurity forum opens in Katowice, south Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cybersecurity-forum-opens-in-katowice-south-poland-8379<p>The two-day 5th European Cybersecurity Forum (Cybersec 2019) opened on Tuesday in Katowice, south Poland, to discuss 5G security, cyber defence and geopolitical challenges in the development of digital technology.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:08:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pr8r9uklxykh360qg9olb.jpegMinister of Digital Affairs Marek Zagórski told the forum that a cybersecurity strategy for 2019-2024, drafted by his ministry, is ready and awaits Morawiecki's signature.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cybersecurity-forum-opens-in-katowice-south-poland-8379Polish Traces: Lviv, Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-lviv-ukraine-391<p>Krzysztof arrives in the beautiful, UNESCO-listed city of Lviv where he learns about efforts to keep the memories of former residents such as Stanislaw Ulam, the Polish scientist specialising in mathematics and nuclear physics and who later worked on the Manhattan Project, alive.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 14:10:00 +0100Polish traceshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xzc0zo2etn86sl2s5oj2do.jpegPolish Traces: Lviv, Ukraine https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-lviv-ukraine-391Bones of enormous Jurassic sea predators found in cornfieldhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bones-of-enormous-jurassic-sea-predators-found-in-cornfield-8375<p>Scientists in Poland have discovered the bones of huge, swimming predators that roamed the waters 150 million years ago.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 13:37:00 +0100Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/didxrrl6l9rjnu4q23n4.pngThe bones of the giant sea predator were discovered by palaeontologists in a field of corn in the village of Krzyżanowice. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bones-of-enormous-jurassic-sea-predators-found-in-cornfield-8375Over 100,000 people visit Auschwitz exhibition in New Yorkhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-100000-people-visit-auschwitz-exhibition-in-new-york-8373<p>Almost 106,000 people have so far visited the touring exhibition on the history and significance of the former Nazi-German Auschwitz concentration camp in southern Poland, the exhibition in New York opened in May 2019, the Auschwitz Museum said.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 13:23:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m9yjb5casnfqyog3uilmli.jpegOver 100,000 people visit Auschwitz exhibition in New Yorkhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-100000-people-visit-auschwitz-exhibition-in-new-york-8373Polish presidential couple starts official visit to the Netherlandshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-presidential-couple-starts-official-visit-to-the-netherlands-8371<p>Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands welcomed Polish President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda at the court of the royal castle in The Hague on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 12:36:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1vt84gewhw7khvy46v5tg.jpegPolish presidential couple starts official visit to the Netherlandshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-presidential-couple-starts-official-visit-to-the-netherlands-8371Polish budget deficit at EUR 420 million after September - MinFinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-budget-deficit-at-eur-420-million-after-september---minfin-8369<p>Poland recorded a PLN 1.8 billion (EUR 420 million) budget deficit at the end of September 2019, which is 6.3 percent of the annual plan, the Finance Ministry announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 12:08:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish budget deficit at EUR 420 million after September - MinFinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-budget-deficit-at-eur-420-million-after-september---minfin-8369Royal Canal reveals grisly secrets during archaeological dighttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/royal-canal-reveals-grisly-secrets-during-archaeological-dig-8363<p>Archaeologists have found a stash of WWII weapons along with a plaque belonging to Nazi monster Ludwig Fischer while exploring the Royal Canal in the town of Sochaczew, in central Poland.</p>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:24:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/evrnbklpcxe3cpo3usx6.jpegAfter the German invasion of Poland in 1939, Ludwig Fischer became Chief Administrator and later Governor of the District of Warsaw. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/royal-canal-reveals-grisly-secrets-during-archaeological-dig-8363President arrives in the Netherlandshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-arrives-in-the-netherlands-8361<p>President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda on Monday arrived in the Netherlands for an official visit. Among other events, Duda will attend observations of the 75th anniversary of the 1944 liberation of the Dutch city of Breda by Polish allied forces.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 20:32:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a2h0jvhweq590beig2ins.jpegPresident Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda on arrival in Rotterdam.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-arrives-in-the-netherlands-8361Poland takes first step in 5Ghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-takes-first-step-in-5g-8358<p>Poland's Digital Affairs Ministry, the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and domestic telecom operators signed an agreement on Monday that marks the onset of creating the country's 5G mobile communications network.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:42:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland takes first step in 5Ghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-takes-first-step-in-5g-8358Corpus Christi among films qualified for Golden Globe Awardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/corpus-christi-among-films-qualified-for-golden-globe-award-8357<p>Corpus Christi, a Polish production directed by Jan Komasa, found itself on a list of nearly 90 films which have a chance of being nominated for the Golden Globe Award in the Foreign Language category.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:06:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xf3iz8damhhtfiy00rb4e.jpegBartosz Bielenia plays the main role in ‘Corpus Christi’.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/corpus-christi-among-films-qualified-for-golden-globe-award-8357Poland hopes Brexit ratification process will end before January 31https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-hopes-brexit-ratification-process-will-end-before-january-31-8356<p>Deputy Foreign Minister for European affairs Konrad Szymański told PAP on Monday that Poland expected the Brexit ratification procedure to end by January 31, 2020. Szymański described the decision to delay Brexit as "right."</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 15:20:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kpg7nqi669rup68q3nfzp.jpegSzymański underlined that Poles living in Britain should apply for settled person status even if Great Britain leaves the EU with a deal.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-hopes-brexit-ratification-process-will-end-before-january-31-8356Poland leads the way with highest percentage of alternative fuel cars in EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-leads-the-way-with-highest-percentage-of-alternative-fuel-cars-in-eu-8353<p>Poland has the highest percentage of alternative fuel cars in the EU, according to new data from Eurostat.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 14:53:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/aqowb4ltyatky3w57378ys.jpegPoland’s 15 percent of alternative fuel cars is far ahead of the nearest country Lithuania which has only nine percent.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-leads-the-way-with-highest-percentage-of-alternative-fuel-cars-in-eu-8353Gran-tastic! Grannies come together to rid town of plastic bags with their knitted eco-friendly alternativeshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gran-tastic-grannies-come-together-to-rid-town-of-plastic-bags-with-their-knitted-eco-friendly-alternatives-8349<p>A group of pensioners are doing their big to fight scourge of plastic bags by stitching together their own fabric shopping bags that are then handed out free of charge to shoppers in their home town.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 14:01:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pr8tcphthms0ednsw9zccak.jpegSo far the group of old ladies have made over 500 bags, which have gone some way to helping them achieving their goal of ridding the town of Nowe Warpno of plastic bags. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gran-tastic-grannies-come-together-to-rid-town-of-plastic-bags-with-their-knitted-eco-friendly-alternatives-8349Two Polish higher learning institutions among best in FT rankinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/two-polish-higher-learning-institutions-among-best-in-ft-ranking-8347<p>Management studies offered by the Leon Kozminski University and the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) have found themselves among the best in the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2019.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:37:00 +0100BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2xo88wbyzi1g4ttn05gldb.jpegTwo Polish higher learning institutions among best in FT rankinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/two-polish-higher-learning-institutions-among-best-in-ft-ranking-8347Snapper Sonia Szóstak named as one of the best fashion photographers in the worldhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/snapper-sonia-szostak-named-as-one-of-the-best-fashion-photographers-in-the-world-8342<p>Fashion photographer Sonia Szóstak has been named one of the 100 most innovative and inspiring young creative talents from around the world by the British Fashion Council.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:11:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u5wapxyp9r9rz7swgp7d4.jpegThe body-centric images and dreamy quality of Szóstak’s work were especially visible during one of her individual exhibitions in Warsaw’s Leica Gallery 6x7. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/snapper-sonia-szostak-named-as-one-of-the-best-fashion-photographers-in-the-world-8342New gov't line-up likely to be presented by November 12https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-govt-line-up-likely-to-be-presented-by-november-12-8340<p>Polish government spokesperson Piotr Mueller said on Monday that the line-up of a new Law and Justice (PiS) government will likely be presented by November 12, when the Sejm (lower house) will hold its first sitting of the new term.</p>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 11:07:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mlo6tbb2dro2spcs0ufyz6.jpegNew gov't line-up likely to be presented by November 12https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-govt-line-up-likely-to-be-presented-by-november-12-8340Katowice hosts cybersecurity forumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katowice-hosts-cybersecurity-forum-8337<p>The 5th European Cybersecurity Forum (CYBERSEC 2019) will take place in Katowice, south Poland, on October 28-30. Earlier CYBERSEC conferences took place in Kraków, also in south Poland.</p>Sun, 27 Oct 2019 18:21:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgKatowice hosts cybersecurity forumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katowice-hosts-cybersecurity-forum-8337Katyn museum named ‘best public building’ in CEEhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katyn-museum-named-best-public-building-in-cee-8333<p>Warsaw’s Katyn Museum has been named the best public building in Central and Eastern Europe at the latest edition of the prestigious East Centric Architecture Triennale.</p>Sun, 27 Oct 2019 17:59:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nzlmmakln5c547rsl1o2o.jpegHailed an architectural triumph, its eloquent and sensitive style has become a magnet for photographers and design buffs.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/katyn-museum-named-best-public-building-in-cee-8333Doctors of literaturehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/doctors-of-literature-8331<p>In Polish, the word 'literature' is feminine. Writing books requires tremendous discipline, diligence, the ability to associate facts and a talent for creating the world through the power of imagination. Polish women excel at this.</p>Sun, 27 Oct 2019 15:33:00 +0100Art & CultureWhy So Serious?https://images.thefirstnews.com/sdrcyk76fpcb2okdkixnav.jpegAłbena Grabowska (L) is a doctor of medicine while Marta Guzowska (R) is a scientist - and both are two of Poland’s leading authors.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/doctors-of-literature-8331Prosthetic art! The Kraków firm putting chique into bespoke artificial limbshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/prosthetic-art-the-krakow-firm-putting-chique-into-bespoke-artificial-limbs-8329<p>Glaze Prosthetics from Kraków is taking the world by storm with their stylish personalised 3D printed prosthetic arms.</p>Sun, 27 Oct 2019 14:06:00 +0100BusinessStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i1d43bdykusjw1nl5mv8j.jpegThe personalised 3D printed prosthetic arms from Kraków-based Glaze Prosthetics are stylish and artistic. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/prosthetic-art-the-krakow-firm-putting-chique-into-bespoke-artificial-limbs-8329Smog Busters! Poznań reveals its latest weapon in the fight against pollution - an ‘air-sniffing’ dronehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/smog-busters-poznan-reveals-its-latest-weapon-in-the-fight-against-pollution---an-air-sniffing-drone-8326<p>An air-sniffing high-tech drone has begun to patrol the skies over Poznań in an effort to crack down on polluters burning toxic rubbish in their furnaces.</p>Sun, 27 Oct 2019 09:41:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0sbyjhq1dncdai9ff7j870j.jpegThe high-tech drone will be used to monitor the skies for tell-tale signs of illegal rubbish burning.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/smog-busters-poznan-reveals-its-latest-weapon-in-the-fight-against-pollution---an-air-sniffing-drone-8326Poland issues most residence permits in EU - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-issues-most-residence-permits-in-eu---eurostat-8325<p>In 2018, Poland issued the biggest number of first residence permits to non-EU citizens among all EU member states, Eurostat, the EU's statistical agency, has said in a report.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 17:50:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lnw6xtf5r1v95umwb775o.jpegPoland topped the list of employment-connected permits, with 328,000 such papers issuedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-issues-most-residence-permits-in-eu---eurostat-8325Beer we go again! Central Europe’s most prestigious craft beer festival slams down in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beer-we-go-again-central-europes-most-prestigious-craft-beer-festival-slams-down-in-warsaw-8323<p>Just two months after CNN named it as being one of the 10 most important cities in the world for craft beer, the eleventh bi-annual Warsaw Beer Festival has further underscored the capital’s rising enthusiasm for artisan beer.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 17:46:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ujaefyo163lj1lg73tgeh.jpegBeer it on: two drinkers enjoy a beer at the Warsaw Beer Festival.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beer-we-go-again-central-europes-most-prestigious-craft-beer-festival-slams-down-in-warsaw-8323Polish Tech Day showcases the country’s best technology in Londonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-tech-day-showcases-the-countrys-best-technology-in-london-8316<p>Polish firms are well ahead of their Western European rivals in areas such as e-banking and start-up firms, according to participants at Polish Tech Day, a conference promoting Polish technology held in London on Friday.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 17:04:00 +0200BusinessStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jdqjouk27yrz6chxkmttz.jpegThis year, Polish Tech Day, the fifth, focused on changes in a bid to mark the 30th anniversary of the Polish political transformation and the 15th anniversary of joining the EU.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-tech-day-showcases-the-countrys-best-technology-in-london-8316Nothing is amazing as a musicalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nothing-is-amazing-as-a-musical-8321<p>From Broadway to Tokyo the musical is the most popular form of musical theatre of our times. Same in Poland, for although we are still learning, we’re learning fast. Warsaw’s ROMA Musical Theatre and several others in the country present a variety of both classic and contemporary shows.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 15:48:00 +0200Art & CultureDan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bbjkgh8r419dpg117ffb3.jpegThe cast of the Roma Theatre rehearse Elton John’s ‘Aida’.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nothing-is-amazing-as-a-musical-8321The Netherlands commemorates liberation of Breda by Polish armyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-netherlands-commemorate-liberation-of-breda-by-polish-army-8319<p>Polish officials and WWII veterans on Saturday gathered in Oosterhout in the southern Netherlands for the start of several-day commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Breda from under German occupation by the 1st Polish Armoured Division.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 15:29:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xbjh1ip0ptqx2dpmmfptie.jpegAlso, the Dutch residents of the city and pupils of the schools named after General Maczek paid tribute to the soldiers.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-netherlands-commemorate-liberation-of-breda-by-polish-army-8319Polish embassy organises European defence conference in Francehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-embassy-organises-european-defence-conference-in-france-8318<p>France's views on the issue of security in Europe are in line with Poland's, including on transatlantic ties, head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) Pawel Soloch told PAP after his visit to France.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 13:53:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/stis8du1stq4767zmbcaal.jpegSoloch reported the V4 countries had spoken in one voice at the conference and held an “honest conversation with French parliamentarians.” The V4 “presented a more pro-Atlantic viewpoint compared to France,” he added.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-embassy-organises-european-defence-conference-in-france-8318Video game producer CD Projekt makes Bloomberg list of global “blockbuster” firmshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/video-game-producer-cd-projekt-makes-bloomberg-list-of-global-blockbuster-firms-8317<p>Bloomberg Intelligence has named Polish video games producer CD Projekt one of the companies in the world to have “blockbuster potential” next year.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 13:22:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r6pmoifob28yo8upkscqw9.pngSales for CD Projekt’s game ‘Cyberpunk 2077’, due for release next year, could hit an estimated 20 million units in 2020.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/video-game-producer-cd-projekt-makes-bloomberg-list-of-global-blockbuster-firms-8317Warsaw, Kraków, Katowice airports announce new routes for winter seasonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-krakow-katowice-airports-announce-new-routes-for-winter-season-8315<p>Warsaw's Chopin airport has announced new connections this winter season from national carrier LOT and Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air, while Kraków (southern Poland) has announced six new connections and Katowice (southern Poland) 12 new routes.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 09:53:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r83x5aak9mw91qk0igk9f.jpeg“Interesting charter connections are also appearing,” the press release stated.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-krakow-katowice-airports-announce-new-routes-for-winter-season-8315Bank note designer passes away after life of notable achievementhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bank-note-designer-passes-away-after-life-of-notable-achievement-8313<p>Many Poles had never heard of Andrzej Heidrich, but his designs are everywhere: on the banknotes people carry in their wallets and use every day. After a long and productive career, the Polish graphic artist and illustrator passed away on October 20, at the age of 90.</p>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 09:24:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d5tl5ehe8h8rcj3w87y9nj.jpegRich career: Heidrich standing before one his designs.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bank-note-designer-passes-away-after-life-of-notable-achievement-8313Remains of Polish women slaughtered in Nazi's Ravensbrück death camp foundhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/remains-of-poles-murdered-at-ravensbrueck-concentration-camp-found-8305<p>Researchers have discovered the remains of Poles murdered at KL Ravensbrück, the notorious German concentration camp for women.</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 17:29:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9b500eis8a48emwxi83e1.jpegResearchers scour the earth at Fürstenberg cemetery, not far from the camp.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/remains-of-poles-murdered-at-ravensbrueck-concentration-camp-found-8305German electric company to take part in Polish wind farm projectshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/german-electric-company-to-take-part-in-polish-wind-farm-projects-8303<p>RWE Renewables announced on Friday that it had purchased shares in four wind farm construction projects, with a total potential of 1.5 GW, in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea.</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 15:47:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgGerman electric company to take part in Polish wind farm projectshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/german-electric-company-to-take-part-in-polish-wind-farm-projects-8303TFN’s website design basks in the glory at design award festivalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tfns-website-design-basks-in-the-glory-at-design-award-festival-8300<p>The First News has picked up a distinction at the 26th Good Design awards for its website during a ceremony honouring the best in Polish design.</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 15:21:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q8efanj2qp8sc6ev5tegm.jpegIndustrial Development Agency official hands over the award to TFN’s Editor-in-Chief, Dagmara Leszkowicz.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tfns-website-design-basks-in-the-glory-at-design-award-festival-8300President Duda to pay official visit to the Netherlandshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-duda-to-pay-official-visit-to-the-netherlands-8298<p>Poland's President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda will begin their visit to the Netherlands on Tuesday, Krzysztof Szczerski, the Polish president's chief aide, announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 14:23:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPresident Duda to pay official visit to the Netherlandshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-duda-to-pay-official-visit-to-the-netherlands-8298Pole to lead agency helping to keep Europe’s planes flying on timehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-to-lead-agency-helping-to-keep-europes-planes-flying-on-time-8296<p>A Pole will become responsible for helping to keep Europe’s airspace working and accident free when he takes up the leadership of the an alliance of the continent’s largest air navigation agencies.</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 12:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mgywva12gtb6e8u3ocv4j.jpegJanusz Janiszewski will be the first Pole to hold the top job at the A6.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-to-lead-agency-helping-to-keep-europes-planes-flying-on-time-8296Holocaust can happen again in Germany, every fourth German sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/holocaust-can-happen-again-in-germany-every-fourth-german-says-8295<p>A quarter of Germans, in a survey conducted by the World Jewish Congress (WJC), said that the Holocaust can happen again in their country, reported the newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 11:41:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/idooh6v47plmgg05vyunl.jpegAccording to WJC president, Ronald Lauder, anti-Semitism has reached a critical point in Germany.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/holocaust-can-happen-again-in-germany-every-fourth-german-says-8295Polish Traces: Riga, Latviahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-riga-latvia-389<p>In Riga, Latvia, Krzysztof meets photographer Tomasz who explains his “complicated” heritage.</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 10:58:00 +0200LifePolish traceshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/psoc7rv95zlay5hj9n0pa.jpegPolish Traceshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-riga-latvia-389Polish firm builds first electric delivery van with state supporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-firm-builds-first-electric-delivery-van-with-state-support-8294<p>The FSE company, based in the southern Polish city of Bielsko-Biala, has built the country's first electric delivery van thanks to PLN 4.5 mln (EUR 1.05 mln) in support from the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR).</p>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 09:54:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jd48bohfjkzxpijg9tzlp.jpeg“Ultimately, we will be able to offer more than ten versions of electric vehicles with maximum load ranging from 235 kg to more than 1,000 kg and capacity ranging from 1 to 15 cubic metres,” FSE CEO Thomas Hajek said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-firm-builds-first-electric-delivery-van-with-state-support-8294Polish expats send EUR 911 million back home in Q2, 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-expats-send-eur-911-million-back-home-in-q2-2019-8292<p>Polish people living abroad transferred PLN 3.9 billion (EUR 911 million) to their home country in the second quarter of 2019, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 18:26:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish expats send EUR 911 million back home in Q2, 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-expats-send-eur-911-million-back-home-in-q2-2019-8292CEB grants loan to Polish Pekao Leasinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ceb-grants-loan-to-polish-pekao-leasing-8290<p>The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has granted a EUR 100 million loan to Pekao Leasing of the Pekao Bank capital group to finance the development of micro, small and medium- sized enterprises in Poland.</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 16:16:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgCEB grants loan to Polish Pekao Leasinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ceb-grants-loan-to-polish-pekao-leasing-8290Kraków start-up wins prestigious UNLEASH comp in Parishttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-start-up-wins-prestigious-unleash-comp-in-paris-8287<p>Kraków-based Talent Alpha has beat off 100 other finalists to take the top award for start-ups.</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 15:53:00 +0200Start-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5yn26rz0jm4606amm2v6rp.jpegKraków’s Talent Alpha start up beat off competition from 100 other companies to take the top prize. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-start-up-wins-prestigious-unleash-comp-in-paris-8287Poland's 2020 budget with minor deficit possible - gov't spokespersonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-2020-budget-with-minor-deficit-possible---govt-spokesperson-8284<p>Polish government spokesperson Piotr Mueller told a radio broadcaster on Thursday that "it is possible that Poland's budget in 2020 will have a minor deficit due to the potential lifting of the cap on social security premiums."</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 13:27:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's 2020 budget with minor deficit possible - gov't spokespersonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-2020-budget-with-minor-deficit-possible---govt-spokesperson-8284Pals looking to ‘blast away misconceptions about Poles’ with their stunning online poster shophttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pals-looking-to-blast-away-misconceptions-about-poles-with-their-stunning-online-poster-shop-8282<p>Two friends in London have founded an online shop selling original mid-century Polish posters, offering buyers a burst of colour that will brighten their home or office. &nbsp;</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 12:05:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gv98xyulwlv9dxbz8rro.jpegProjekt 26 was founded by friends Sylwia Newman and Harriet Williams, a Polish-British duo who live near each other in south-east London and bonded over their shared love for mid-century Polish art and design.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pals-looking-to-blast-away-misconceptions-about-poles-with-their-stunning-online-poster-shop-8282Naples hosts festival devoted to Polish emigre writerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/naples-hosts-festival-devoted-to-polish-emigre-writer-8281<p>A three-day literary festival highlighting the life and work of the Polish emigre writer, Gustaw Herling-Grudziński, was launched on Thursday in Naples, Italy, and features a series of meetings devoted to the publication of a new volume of his collected works.</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 10:48:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ay54zokj8o38wf9v9r7ij.jpegGustaw Herling-Grudziński (1919 - 2000) was a Polish writer, essayist, World War II soldier, and political dissident living abroad during the communist era in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/naples-hosts-festival-devoted-to-polish-emigre-writer-8281Poland's richest man to invest in wind powerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-richest-man-to-invest-in-wind-power-8280<p>Polish billionaire and business mogul Michał Sołowow seeks to build or take over operating onshore wind farms as well as invest in offshore wind projects, the daily Puls Biznesu wrote on Thursday.</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 10:38:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2af1vl1tm6e4gdqkv4zjq5.jpegLast Monday, the billionaire announced his plans to build a 300 MW small modular reactor for chemical firm Synthos in the coming ten years. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-richest-man-to-invest-in-wind-power-8280Poznań Retro Motor Show opens this weekendhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-retro-motor-show-opens-this-weekend-8279<p>Nearly 1,000 classic vehicles will be on exhibit at the Retro Motor Show which runs from Friday to Sunday in Poznań, western Poland.</p>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 09:06:00 +0200BusinessHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pr834twmrhdbm95cq1pbml.jpegIn addition to cars, visitors will be able to view antiques bicycles and buses, as well as military vehicles. Pictured last year's exhibition.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-retro-motor-show-opens-this-weekend-8279Polish Traces: Tallinn, Estoniahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-tallinn-estonia-386<p>Krzysztof arrives in Tallinn, Estonia, where he ventures to a small café to meet flight attendant Dominika who has been living in the capital since last year.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:11:00 +0200Polish traceshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f1l4ihuygbu59grocq6ohq.jpegPolish Traces: Tallinn, Estoniahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-tallinn-estonia-386The extraordinary story of Jewish ballerina who gunned down SS beast before being murderedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-extraordinary-story-of-jewish-ballerina-who-gunned-down-ss-beast-before-being-murdered-8275<p>Franceska Mann was 26 years old when she arrived at Auschwitz from Bergen-Belsen on a transport with 1,800 other Jews.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:10:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kfxfszxs7laakxk0bf4tin.jpegToday marks the 76th anniversary of the execution of Franciszka Manheimer-Rosenberg, better known as Franceska Mann, who’s heroism has gone down as legendary in the history of Auschwitz. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-extraordinary-story-of-jewish-ballerina-who-gunned-down-ss-beast-before-being-murdered-8275Poland's unemployment falls to 5.1 percent in September - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-falls-to-51-percent-in-september---stats-office-8273<p>Poland's unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in September 2019 from 5.2 percent a month earlier, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:31:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's unemployment falls to 5.1 percent in September - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-falls-to-51-percent-in-september---stats-office-8273Piece of cake! Bydgoszcz gal wins world championships in cake design with patriotic themehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/piece-of-cake-bydgoszcz-gal-wins-world-championships-in-cake-design-with-patriotic-theme-8270<p>A cake decorator from Bydgoszcz has seen her autumn start on a sweet note after she soared to glory by picking up first prize at the Cake Designers World Championship in Milan.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:49:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tfj71cgtfgiwhy0cylnjh.jpegJowita Woszczyńska from Bydgoszcz soared to glory by picking up first prize at the Cake Designers World Championship in Milan.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/piece-of-cake-bydgoszcz-gal-wins-world-championships-in-cake-design-with-patriotic-theme-8270New Israeli ambassador to Poland vows to focus on the futurehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-israeli-ambassador-to-poland-vows-to-focus-on-the-future-8269<p>Alexander Ben-Zvi, the new Israeli ambassador to Poland, tweeted on Wednesday that he wants to target the future of mutual relations and further exchange between Israeli and Polish companies.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:35:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qvmp1c4kcziv8ncnv7y01.jpegOn October 10, President Andrzej Duda received credentials from Ben-Zvi, who replaced envoy Anna Azari in the post.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-israeli-ambassador-to-poland-vows-to-focus-on-the-future-8269Polish aviation agency chief to head A6 Alliancehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-aviation-agency-chief-to-head-a6-alliance-8267<p>The head of the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA), Janusz Janiszewski, will serve from January 2020 for a year as the head of an alliance of Europe's biggest aviation agencies, the A6 Alliance, PANSA announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:31:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kqzzizynebufnhvsqxbdq.jpegAmong Janiszewski's duties will be involvement in work on a new legislative package announced for 2020 concerning creation of the Single European Sky, a European Commission initiative that seeks to reform the European air traffic management system.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-aviation-agency-chief-to-head-a6-alliance-8267Polish market of organic cosmetics grows - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-market-of-organic-cosmetics-grows---report-8265<p>The value of the Polish market of eco-friendly cosmetics has increased by 71 percent over the last year, the daily Puls Biznesu wrote on Wednesday citing a study by pollster GfK Polonia.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:10:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3wahjrolzteq9b0ll81f7f.jpegThe share of organic cosmetics in the entire Polish market, valued at over PLN 4.8 billion (EUR 1.12 bln) in June, 2019, is only 1 percent, the daily wrote.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-market-of-organic-cosmetics-grows---report-8265Is Lewandowski the best striker in the world? Twitter erupts following Bayern Munich’s 3-2 Champions League win over Olympiakoshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/is-lewy-the-best-striker-in-the-world-twitter-erupts-following-bayern-munichs-3-2-champions-league-win-over-olympiakos-8262<p>Twitter went into meltdown last night after two stunning goals from Robert Lewandowski saw the the Bundesliga giants beat Olympiakos in the Champions League.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:36:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ut3lk726ccd402rti2f6.jpegHe’s simply the best?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/is-lewy-the-best-striker-in-the-world-twitter-erupts-following-bayern-munichs-3-2-champions-league-win-over-olympiakos-8262Poland to announce new cabinet composition shortly after November 12https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-announce-new-cabinet-composition-shortly-after-november-12-8261<p>The Polish government will present a new cabinet line-up shortly after the inaugural sitting of Poland's new parliament, scheduled for November 12, Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin told public radio on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:14:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nmb505b0sesgjpchyp0qu7.jpegSasin said a new cabinet line-up will be presented shortly after the first sitting of the new Sejm (lower house).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-announce-new-cabinet-composition-shortly-after-november-12-8261Ukrainian director thanks Poles for help in release from Russian prisonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainian-director-thanks-poles-for-help-in-release-from-russian-prison-8259<p>Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker, writer and social activist from Crimea, who was a political prisoner in Russian between 2014 and 2019, gave thanks in Warsaw on Tuesday to all those who had helped secure his release.</p>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:04:00 +0200News & PoliticsArt & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yeqa44bbfpc96wcoqw5if9.jpeg“Thank you to all Poles, filmmakers, politicians, who supported me and fought for my freedom,” said Sentsov.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainian-director-thanks-poles-for-help-in-release-from-russian-prison-8259Mortgages up m/m in September 2019 - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mortgages-up-mm-in-september-2019---central-bank-8257<p>The total value of outstanding mortgages increased by PLN 2.04 billion (EUR 480 million) month on month in September 2019 to PLN 457.68 billion (EUR 106.93 billion), the National Bank of Poland (NBP) reported on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:41:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMortgages up m/m in September 2019 - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mortgages-up-mm-in-september-2019---central-bank-8257September's M3 money supply up - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/septembers-m3-money-supply-up---central-bank-8255<p>Poland’s M3 money supply grew in September 2019 by 9.4 percent year to date and by 0.4 percent month on month to PLN 1.51 trillion (EUR 353.63 billion), the National Bank of Poland (NBP) announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:39:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSeptember's M3 money supply up - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/septembers-m3-money-supply-up---central-bank-8255Polish Foundation for Africa helps over 3,000 Madagascar inhabitantshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-foundation-for-africa-helps-over-3000-madagascar-inhabitants-8253<p>Four Polish doctors from the Polish Foundation for Africa brought medical assistance to over 3,000 inhabitants of Mampikony, a district of Madagascar. The aim of the mission was to help people suffering from leprosy.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:33:00 +0200News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish Foundation for Africa helps over 3,000 Madagascar inhabitantshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-foundation-for-africa-helps-over-3000-madagascar-inhabitants-8253‘Life on Mars’ designers take silver in international comphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/life-on-mars-designers-take-silver-in-international-comp-8249<p>Polish ‘Life on Mars’ designers have taken silver at the international Mars Colony Prize competition in California, America.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:58:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rp79zyogz1m0mb2zewa1xcq.jpegThe Wrocław University of Science and Technology students designed the ‘Twardowsky’ Mars base for 1000 people, complete with transport, factories, field, hotels, restaurants and cafes for a Mars Society competition.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/life-on-mars-designers-take-silver-in-international-comp-8249Poland's Q2 general gov't deficit at 48.1 pct of GDP - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-q2-general-govt-deficit-at-481-pct-of-gdp---report-8247<p>Poland's general government deficit in the second quarter of 2019 amounted to 48.1 percent of GDP, EU statistical office Eurostat announced on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:20:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's Q2 general gov't deficit at 48.1 pct of GDP - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-q2-general-govt-deficit-at-481-pct-of-gdp---report-8247Billionaire Pole to build nuclear reactorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/billionaire-pole-to-build-nuclear-reactor-8244<p>A Polish billionaire is to build the country’s first nuclear reactor to generate clean energy.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:37:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0pczu15fnuzkal48p7b0rmb.jpegBillionaire owner of chemical company Synthos S.A., Michał Sołowow, is planning to build the reactor in Poland in the next decade.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/billionaire-pole-to-build-nuclear-reactor-8244From a pre-war cinema though to communist-era shopping centres, Warsaw’s register of historic buildings sees 89 new places added to its listhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-a-pre-war-cinema-though-to-communist-era-shopping-centres-warsaws-register-of-historic-buildings-sees-89-new-places-added-to-its-list-8235<p>The register of Warsaw’s monuments and buildings of historic value has been updated with 89 new places.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:49:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/43dsam5b05wu8m5a3si8ep.jpegCities are living, breathing places, with their architecture bearing witness to some of the most dramatic moments in history. With over 80 places of historic value now being added to the register, TFN takes a look at some of the new entries and the stories behind them.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-a-pre-war-cinema-though-to-communist-era-shopping-centres-warsaws-register-of-historic-buildings-sees-89-new-places-added-to-its-list-8235Final composition of government to be announced this week - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/final-composition-of-government-to-be-announced-this-week---minister-8233<p>Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology Jadwiga Emilewicz told the private TV broadcaster TVN24 on Tuesday that the government will be formed very quickly and the announcement of its final composition will be published this week.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:02:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0eiodtn4o2tpboaypnfzj55.jpegEmilewicz said that the government will definitely form a ministry that will be responsible for the economy.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/final-composition-of-government-to-be-announced-this-week---minister-8233Poland and Germany could become allies in migration - experthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-and-germany-could-become-allies-in-migration---expert-8232<p>Gerald Knaus, the chairman of the Berlin-based European Stability Initiative (ESI) think tank, believes that Poland and Germany could act together to limit unregulated migration from Africa and the Middle East.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 10:51:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ngjwnxewsokz26uicf44j.jpegKnaus described the Polish-Ukrainian border (which is an EU external frontier) as functioning perfectly and added that it should be an example.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-and-germany-could-become-allies-in-migration---expert-8232Polish State Treasury debt at EUR 229.2 bln at end of Septemberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-state-treasury-debt-at-eur-2292-bln-at-end-of-september-8230<p>The Polish State Treasury debt at the end of September 2019 stood at PLN 978.6 billion (EUR 229.18 billion), up by PLN 0.9 billion (EUR 210.77 million) or 0.1 percent from August, the Finance Ministry reported on Monday.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:19:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish State Treasury debt at EUR 229.2 bln at end of Septemberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-state-treasury-debt-at-eur-2292-bln-at-end-of-september-8230Nobel winner Tokarczuk to open new foundation for literaturehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nobel-winner-tokarczuk-to-open-new-foundation-for-literature-8228<p>Nobel prize-winner Olga Tokarczuk is planning to open a foundation to aid authors and translators of literature.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:13:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lkzr8cpi0fcsxfx010dpao.jpegAuthor Olga Tokarczuk announced the creation of her foundation during a press conference at the Prose Club in Wrocław. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nobel-winner-tokarczuk-to-open-new-foundation-for-literature-8228Poland's retail sales to grow by some 4.3 pct y/y in Oct - ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-retail-sales-to-grow-by-some-43-pct-yy-in-oct---ministry-8226<p>October's retail sales will grow at a similar pace to the previous month's, when they increased by 4.3 percent year on year, the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology said in a comment to the statistical office's latest data.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:58:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's retail sales to grow by some 4.3 pct y/y in Oct - ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-retail-sales-to-grow-by-some-43-pct-yy-in-oct---ministry-8226Polish Primate Wyszynski to be beatified on June 7 - church officialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-primate-wyszynski-to-be-beatified-on-june-7---church-official-8224<p>Late Polish Primate Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski will be beatified on June 7, 2020 in a ceremony held at the Pilsudskiego Square in Warsaw, Metropolitan Bishop of Warsaw Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:37:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fke2es309b2624w4h74je.jpegPolish Primate Wyszynski to be beatified on June 7 - church officialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-primate-wyszynski-to-be-beatified-on-june-7---church-official-8224De-LIGHT-ful! Royal palace sparkles as stunning annual light show beginshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/de-light-ful-royal-palace-sparkles-as-stunning-annual-light-show-begins-8221<p>The Royal Gardens of Wilanów have been lit up with thousands of colourful lights in this year’s edition of the light and music show.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:28:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7eoq931cv34viyidnjgmg.jpegThe Musical Garden of Dreams is one of the highlights of this year’s show. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/de-light-ful-royal-palace-sparkles-as-stunning-annual-light-show-begins-8221‘The only way is up’, as construction market sees largest growth in EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-only-way-is-up-as-construction-market-sees-largest-growth-in-eu-8219<p>Poland had the largest growth in the construction market in the EU between July and August this year, according to Eurostat.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:20:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1j87246ixt62okzni6ds1v.jpegAlthough the market has been trending downward after a strong start to 2019, new investments are expected with an estimated 320 billion PLN worth of projects at the tender or planning stage.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-only-way-is-up-as-construction-market-sees-largest-growth-in-eu-8219Retail sales up 4.3 pct y/y in September - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-up-43-pct-yy-in-september---stats-office-8218<p>Poland's retail sales increased by 4.3 percent year on year and fell by 4.1 percent month on month in September 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Monday.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:31:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRetail sales up 4.3 pct y/y in September - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-up-43-pct-yy-in-september---stats-office-8218Poland prefers domestic food productshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-prefers-domestic-food-products-8217<p>Close to one-third of Poles prefer domestic food over imported products, a report compiled under the Polish Opinion Monitor project revealed on Sunday.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:54:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0928drc68fdf3dfzdzkm0i7.jpegPoland is currently Europe's leading producer of poultry, apples and champignon mushrooms.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-prefers-domestic-food-products-8217To boldly go where no lab has gone before: mini lab set to be blasted into space on cancer research missionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/to-boldly-go-where-no-lab-has-gone-before-mini-lab-set-to-be-blasted-into-space-on-cancer-research-mission-8212<p>A consortium of Polish companies and academic institution is building a bio-nanosatellite to conduct research on cancer cells in space.</p>Sun, 20 Oct 2019 17:43:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/whg3q9nsgxke6czutsbkp.pngSmall in size but packing punch. The nanosatellite will carry out out-of-this world research on cancer.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/to-boldly-go-where-no-lab-has-gone-before-mini-lab-set-to-be-blasted-into-space-on-cancer-research-mission-8212Brexit deal not rejected, only delayed - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/brexit-deal-not-rejected-only-delayed---pm-8210<p>The British House of Commons' Saturday failure to vote on last Thursday's Brexit accord between the EU and Britain does not mean the agreement's rejection by the British side but merely its delay, PM Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted on Saturday.</p>Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p6n4g7lsiowykfafvkw8o.jpegBrexit deal not rejected, only delayed - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/brexit-deal-not-rejected-only-delayed---pm-8210Polish tourists injured in Egypt bus crashhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-tourists-injured-in-egypt-bus-crash-8208<p>Four Polish tourists were hospitalised after their bus crashed in Egypt on Saturday, spokesperson for the Polish Foreign Ministry Ewa Suwara told PAP.</p>Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:53:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish tourists injured in Egypt bus crashhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-tourists-injured-in-egypt-bus-crash-8208Rolling back the years: names of exclusive new timepieces honour Polish roots of legendary watchmakerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rolling-back-the-years-names-of-exclusive-new-timepieces-honour-polish-roots-of-legendary-watchmaker-8205<p>Three entrepreneurs who resurrected the name of a legendary Polish watchmaker have paid homage to their brand’s roots by producing two pieces with names resonant of Poland’s history.</p>Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:46:00 +0200BusinessArt & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/skh8x2gn54d1eyjk4rcz.jpegThe Czapek watch lives again.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/rolling-back-the-years-names-of-exclusive-new-timepieces-honour-polish-roots-of-legendary-watchmaker-8205Polish oil & gas prospector expands Norwegian drillingshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-oil--gas-prospector-expands-norwegian-drillings-8203<p>Poland's PGNiG prospecting company has the Norwegian government's permission to buy into the Duva oil and gas bed on the Norwegian Shelf.</p>Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:32:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish oil & gas prospector expands Norwegian drillingshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-oil--gas-prospector-expands-norwegian-drillings-8203Pioneering pilotless droid flight to take to Warsaw’s skies in European firsthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pioneering-pilotless-droid-flight-to-take-to-warsaws-skies-in-european-first-8200<p>A drone carrying a supply of blood will take to the skies over Warsaw next month for Europe’s first beyond-line-of-sight flight by an autonomous aircraft.</p>Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:17:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rsppgz1sm99ppo4lx0y79.jpegUp, up and away. A pilotless droid will cross Warsaw with a supply of blood.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pioneering-pilotless-droid-flight-to-take-to-warsaws-skies-in-european-first-8200Thirty-five years after his murder, mystery still shrouds the death of Popiełuszkohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thirty-five-years-after-his-murder-mystery-still-shrouds-the-death-of-popieluszko-8197<p>The murder of Father Jerzy Popiełuszko, a priest connected to the Solidarity movement, was one of the defining moments of the struggle against the communist regime. On the 35th anniversary of his death, TFN takes a look at the life of the priest, and the events that led to him being named a martyr by the Catholic Church.</p><p><br></p>Sat, 19 Oct 2019 18:16:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kzenlog5rys4ibv48w41q.jpegFather Jerzy Popiełuszko, kidnapped by the secret police on October 19, 1984. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thirty-five-years-after-his-murder-mystery-still-shrouds-the-death-of-popieluszko-8197Art works set to smash auction records go on show in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/art-works-set-to-smash-auction-records-go-on-show-in-warsaw-8193<p>Two major works of art expected to send Polish art records tumbling later this month at auction have gone on display in Warsaw.</p>Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:47:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ese0ljookzqo7w3c2hyl6j.jpegOn the march. Magdalena Abakanowicz’s ‘Caminando’ could go for over PLN 10 million.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/art-works-set-to-smash-auction-records-go-on-show-in-warsaw-8193Life’s a blast: historians find WWII torpedo in “incredible condition” at bottom of lakehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lifes-a-blast-historians-find-wwii-torpedo-in-incredible-condition-at-bottom-of-lake-8190<p>Researchers have found and recovered a mint-condition 700-kilogram World War Two aerial torpedo from a lake in north-western Poland.</p>Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:57:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/surexbi41gxabuha7t0pr.jpegMade in 1943 the torpedo weighed in at 700 kilograms.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lifes-a-blast-historians-find-wwii-torpedo-in-incredible-condition-at-bottom-of-lake-8190Poland invited to Ukraine to search for remains of Soviet regime victimshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-invited-to-ukraine-to-search-for-remains-of-soviet-regime-victims-8189<p>Experts from Poland's Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) will search for the remains of Polish victims of the Soviet regime in Western Ukraine, the Polish embassy in Kiev said on Friday.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:19:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a2xkisu9xtungog3safnr.jpegLast week, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko told Radio Svoboda that Kiev issued the first permit to Poland for search and exhumations of Poles buried on Ukrainian territory.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-invited-to-ukraine-to-search-for-remains-of-soviet-regime-victims-8189Comet from another GALAXY spotted heading through the Milky Wayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/comet-from-another-galaxy-spotted-heading-through-the-milky-way-8187<p>Polish astronomers have characterised the first comet from outside the Solar System, which is making its way through the Milky Way.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:56:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gej5bzxxbaxtr78c1tld8.jpegAccording to scientists, images taken using telescopes show “an extended comma with a faint broad tail” and a “slightly reddish colour”.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/comet-from-another-galaxy-spotted-heading-through-the-milky-way-8187Poland wants fair EU budget - PM after EU summithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wants-fair-eu-budget---pm-after-eu-summit-8185<p>"We want this to be a fair budget. The talks will certainly be tough, but they will end well or very well for Poland," Morawiecki told reporters. In this context he said that Poland and numerous other countries suggested the discontinuation of special provisions for some EU members to make the EU budget fairer for all.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:29:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9rjezic41ovk1xr55pnpph.jpeg“We want this to be a fair budget. The talks will certainly be tough, but they will end well or very well for Poland,” Morawiecki told reporters.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wants-fair-eu-budget---pm-after-eu-summit-8185Senate congratulates Polish Nobelist with resolutionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/senate-congratulates-polish-nobelist-with-resolution-8184<p>The Polish Senate on Friday adopted a draft resolution in which it congratulated Polish novelist, poet and essayist Olga Tokarczuk for winning the Nobel Prize in Literature and praised her achievements in the promotion of Polish literature.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:06:00 +0200News & PoliticsArt & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ff4i6d345765hrieakmcef.jpeg“The Senate of the Republic of Poland congratulates Olga Tokarczuk on her international success. We recognise the great merits of her work for world literature and for building Poland's good name in the world,” the resolution read.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/senate-congratulates-polish-nobelist-with-resolution-8184Top 10 Episodes of Heart of Poland (Part 1)https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/top-10-episodes-of-heart-of-poland-part-1-383<p>Heart of Poland is 1 year old today! Discover the top 10 episodes according to our host @Patrick Ney.</p><p>- Watch how we take you to the hidden torture chambers of the communist Police</p><p>- Find out whether a mixed-race TV star experienced racism in Poland</p><p>- Discover how rolling pierogi dough 'is like making love' according to a TV chef</p><p>- How @RyanSocash reveals the secret world of a Youtube star people DON'T see</p><p>- How France and Britain's treatment of Poland was 'shameful'</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:06:00 +0200Heart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/778cfrlts4lyi9p36pw51.jpegTop 10 Episodes of Heart of Poland (Part 1)https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/top-10-episodes-of-heart-of-poland-part-1-383Polish specialists to help train Ukrainians in combat trauma therapyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-specialists-to-help-train-ukrainians-in-combat-trauma-therapy-8183<p>Specialists from Warsaw's Military Medical Institute (WIM) will assist Ukrainian personnel in the development of a care system for soldiers with combat trauma, in an initiative funded by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:36:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/81ci9zhz43jqgxb301bpuo.jpegThe director of WIM's Psychiatry, Combat Stress and Psychotraumatology Clinic, Col. Radosław Tworus, told PAP that the project incorporates the results of the treatment at WIM of Polish veterans of missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-specialists-to-help-train-ukrainians-in-combat-trauma-therapy-8183Poland's industrial production up 5.6 pct in September - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-56-pct-in-september---stats-office-8182<p>Poland's industrial production rose by 5.6 percent year on year in September 2019, and by 10.7 percent month on month, the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS), reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:28:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hh8qbrmhfw4xlb3cyk5gn.jpegIndustrial production prices went up by 0.9 percent year on year in September 2019 and by 0.4 percent month on month, GUS reported.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-production-up-56-pct-in-september---stats-office-8182Poland's welfare index up in October - BIEChttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-welfare-index-up-in-october---biec-8180<p>The welfare index, which reflects the economic condition of Polish society, went up by 0.4 points month on month in October 2019, the Bureau for Investments and Economic Cycles (BIEC) said on Friday.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:23:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's welfare index up in October - BIEChttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-welfare-index-up-in-october---biec-8180Twin Beaks! Rare Ural owls not seen for 100 years make sensational return as two spotted in Silesian foresthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/twin-beaks-rare-ural-owls-not-seen-for-100-years-make-sensational-return-as-two-spotted-in-silesian-forest-8177<p>A pair of rare owls have made their nest just a few kilometres from the grime and bustle of the centre of Katowice for the first time in about 100 years.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:08:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i62r3h6wrgkvsvkkg11ie.jpegThe two Urals were found in the Murcki Forest, a few kilometres south of Katowice, in the spring but given their rarity in the region news of the discovery was kept secret until this week. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/twin-beaks-rare-ural-owls-not-seen-for-100-years-make-sensational-return-as-two-spotted-in-silesian-forest-8177Polish Traces: Nordkapphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-nordkapp-381<p>Taking in the breathtaking scenery surrounding him in Nordkapp, Krzysztof reflects on his time in the area and looks forward to the adventures that lie ahead.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:32:00 +0200Polish traceshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a9ffc6wj6tkqvbhc0kvr3o.jpegPolish Traces: Nordkapphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-nordkapp-381Hitting a high! Opera’s break-dancing cool kid wins prestigious Gramophone Classical Music Awardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hitting-a-high-break-dancing-opera-cool-kid-wins-prestigious-gramophone-classical-music-award-8174<p>Break-dancing opera sensation Jakub Józef Orliński has received the prestigious Gramophone Classical Music Award 2019.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:38:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/49wgasc3czxhyi4h2hf3lc.jpegBreak-dancing opera sensation Jakub Józef Orliński received the prestigious Gramophone Classical Music Award 2019 for Young Artist of the Year. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hitting-a-high-break-dancing-opera-cool-kid-wins-prestigious-gramophone-classical-music-award-8174Poland elected to UN Human Rights Councilhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-elected-to-un-human-rights-council-8172<p>Poland was elected to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Thursday. It will hold the post for two years from January 1, 2020.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:59:00 +0200News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland elected to UN Human Rights Councilhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-elected-to-un-human-rights-council-8172Polish city of Gdansk wins Princess of Asturias Awardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-city-of-gdansk-wins-princess-of-asturias-award-8170<p>Gdansk, a port city on the Baltic coast of Poland, has won the 2019 Princess of Asturias Award, Daniel Stenzel, a spokesperson for the mayor of Gdansk, has announced. The award is seen as the Hispanic world's Nobel Prize.</p>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:43:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/019apzhx9svddoj2dxs68f2k.jpegPolish city of Gdansk wins Princess of Asturias Awardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-city-of-gdansk-wins-princess-of-asturias-award-8170Poland against Finnish EU budget proposals - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-against-finnish-eu-budget-proposals---pm-8169<p>Poland will not accept the Finnish EU presidency's proposals regarding the post-2020 EU budget, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday in Brussels. Morawiecki stressed that agricultural and cohesion funding had to be secured.</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:52:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3nkz8yrj3w6cwggq5rbj8.jpegMorawiecki told reporters before the Thursday-launched EU summit that Poland will not accept the Finnish conception, and stressed that the EU budget “was not a field for compromise.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-against-finnish-eu-budget-proposals---pm-8169Wrocław architects beat off over 130 competitors from both home and abroad to win stunning new Stanisław Wyspiański museum designhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wroclaw-architects-beat-off-over-130-competitors-from-both-home-and-abroad-to-win-stunning-new-stanislaw-wyspianski-museum-design-8166<p>A new museum dedicated to Polish playwright, painter and poet Stanisław Wyspiański will be built in Kraków, his hometown.</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:20:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/py0dmsezkuc4bm0wahqdqd.jpegThe museum will be made up of two longitudinal blocks: one for the permanent exhibition and the other to house the remaining functions.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wroclaw-architects-beat-off-over-130-competitors-from-both-home-and-abroad-to-win-stunning-new-stanislaw-wyspianski-museum-design-8166Brexit deal in line with Polish interests - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/brexit-deal-in-line-with-polish-interests---pm-8168<p>The Brexit agreement between the EU and Britain is a big success and secures Polish interests, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday in Brussels before the start of the EU summit.</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:14:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6qbmwtkmz9orvcvt3zh2ws.jpegCommenting the agreement to reporters shortly before the summit, Morawiecki said it took account of Poland's postulates, and was therefore “a huge Polish diplomatic success.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/brexit-deal-in-line-with-polish-interests---pm-8168Former SS death camp guard goes on trialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-ss-death-camp-guard-goes-on-trial-8163<p>A 93-year-old man accused of being a former SS guard at the Stutthof concentration camp has gone on trial in Hamburg.</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:43:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qzoe7py345s9chmt9w7a.jpegStutthof was the first Nazi concentration camp set up outside German borders in World War II in the territory of the Free City of Danzig.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-ss-death-camp-guard-goes-on-trial-8163Poland hosting Mountain Warrior 2019 combat gameshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-hosting-mountain-warrior-2019-combat-games-8161<p>Soldiers from Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany are taking part in the Mountain Warrior 2019 combat games, which began in Szklarska Poreba, in south-western Poland, on Thursday.</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:45:00 +0200News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kd7sleywg3r8jxumpxzgm7.jpegPoland hosting Mountain Warrior 2019 combat gameshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-hosting-mountain-warrior-2019-combat-games-8161Secret tunnel found below 17th century church built for wife of King Jan III Sobieskihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/secret-tunnel-found-below-17th-century-church-built-for-wife-of-king-jan-iii-sobieski-8158<p>Archaeologists have found a mysterious tunnel in Warsaw that is over 300 years old.</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:11:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gtl3to2xmo59e6j7v04g.jpegSecret tunnel found below 17th century church built for wife of King Jan III Sobieskihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/secret-tunnel-found-below-17th-century-church-built-for-wife-of-king-jan-iii-sobieski-8158Average corporate wage up 6.6 pct y/y in September - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/average-corporate-wage-up-66-pct-yy-in-september---stats-office-8156<p>Poland's average corporate gross wage in September 2019 amounted to PLN 5,084 (EUR 1,183), up by 6.6 percent year on year, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:59:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgAverage corporate wage up 6.6 pct y/y in September - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/average-corporate-wage-up-66-pct-yy-in-september---stats-office-8156Pole elected vice-president of European Screenwriters Federationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-elected-vice-president-of-european-screenwriters-federation-8154<p>Maciej Karpinski, a Polish novelist, playwright, essayist, translator and chairman of the Writers Circle of the Polish Filmmakers Association, has been elected as vice-president of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE).</p>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:16:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/l1z74bnzhfszkogqy519t.jpegPole elected vice-president of European Screenwriters Federationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-elected-vice-president-of-european-screenwriters-federation-8154V4 queries EU Council head on Albania, N. Macedonia accession talkshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/v4-queries-eu-council-head-on-albania-n-macedonia-accession-talks-8152<p>The prime ministers of Visegrad Group (V4) countries Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary appealed on Wednesday to EU Council head Donald Tusk for a debate on launching EU accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia at this week's EU summit.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:56:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgV4 queries EU Council head on Albania, N. Macedonia accession talkshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/v4-queries-eu-council-head-on-albania-n-macedonia-accession-talks-8152Planned 2020 balanced budget has room for fiscal stimulation - ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/planned-2020-balanced-budget-has-room-for-fiscal-stimulation---ministry-8151<p>Poland, with a balanced budget planned for 2020, has room for fiscal stimulation, the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology wrote on Tuesday in response to a critical report from rating agency Moody's.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:51:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dxg7bhcfxldh5j6oyhjv1l.jpeg“It needs to be stressed that Moody's, despite a negative assessment of indicated activities in the field of economic policy, does not foresee a breach of the expenditures regulation, or EU regulations in the area of excessive deficit,” the Entrepreneurship Ministry wrote in a commentary to Moody's note.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/planned-2020-balanced-budget-has-room-for-fiscal-stimulation---ministry-8151Shanghai success! Polish girls send locals wild with pierogi restauranthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shanghai-success-polish-girls-send-locals-wild-with-pierogi-restaurant-8149<p>Gosia Modlińska and Joanna Boczek are taking Shanghai by storm - with pierogis.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:13:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xepamn89yuc1o39ppsxsp.jpegStarting their Pierogi Ladies business in 2016, Joanna Boczek (L) from Warsaw, and Gosia Modlińska from Kraków are now Pierogi Queens in Shanghai.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shanghai-success-polish-girls-send-locals-wild-with-pierogi-restaurant-8149European SME congress launches in Katowicehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/european-sme-congress-launches-in-katowice-8147<p>The 9th European Congress of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) opened on Wednesday in the south-Polish industrial city of Katowice. Attending are more than 7,500 delegates from 50 countries.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:39:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/33f5uuuv0c9t9cyg3c94ol.jpegThis year’s European Congress of Small and Medium Enterprises is held under the motto, ‘Smart-Safe-Solutions.’ https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/european-sme-congress-launches-in-katowice-8147Kraków introduces raft of initiatives to combat smog – and it’s working!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-introduces-raft-of-initiatives-to-combat-smog--and-its-working-8144<p>Once notorious for having the worst smog in the whole of Poland, Kraków is now going through something of a renaissance – of the green kind.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:55:00 +0200News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xtecgr05sn70ejgrg2hls.jpegAir quality map shows Kraków lit up in green as battle against smog begins to take effect.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-introduces-raft-of-initiatives-to-combat-smog--and-its-working-8144Polish winemaking handbook wins international awardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-winemaking-handbook-wins-international-award-8143<p>A Polish textbook for wine producers has received an award from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), in the education category, during a ceremony held in Paris.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:42:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lzq5ffowi3czck1m2ql55.jpegThe awarded textbook was published by the Galicja Vitis Foundation which is engaged in the development and promotion of winemaking in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-winemaking-handbook-wins-international-award-8143Archeologists find ancient warrior grave in forest near Gorzówhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/archeologists-find-ancient-warrior-grave-in-forest-near-gorzow-8139<p>Archaeologists are working to uncover the secrets of a burial ground hidden in a forest in western Poland.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:21:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/63ttkq3gnk8ky4wbgrrs.jpegDiscovered after wind blew down a tree revealing spearheads, researchers working at the secret site have now found cremated remains.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/archeologists-find-ancient-warrior-grave-in-forest-near-gorzow-8139Polish Righteous Among Nations, state delegation meet Israeli presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/-8137<p>Nine Polish citizens, honoured with the Righteous Among the Nations distinction for helping Jews during World War Two, and a Polish state delegation met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:14:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rcn3bb8t7td9clc9q0k3o.jpegPolish Righteous Among Nations, state delegation meet Israeli presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/-8137Polish HICP inflation up by 2.4 pct y/y in September - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-hicp-inflation-up-by-24-pct-yy-in-september---eurostat-8135<p>Poland's Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) grew by 2.4 percent year on year in September 2019, against a 2.6 percent increase in August, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:42:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish HICP inflation up by 2.4 pct y/y in September - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-hicp-inflation-up-by-24-pct-yy-in-september---eurostat-8135Poland wins European Kabaddi Championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wins-european-kabaddi-championships-8133<p>Poland defeated the Netherlands by a score of 48-27 to win the 2019 European Kabaddi Championships which were held in Glasgow, Scotland.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:48:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland wins European Kabaddi Championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-wins-european-kabaddi-championships-8133Poland's passenger car registrations up 29.3 pct y/y in Septemberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-passenger-car-registrations-up-293-pct-yy-in-september-8131<p>A total of 35,325 passenger vehicles were registered in Poland in September 2019, up by 29.3 percent year on year, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:24:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qcpmpewwlo75q7zflqlto.jpegPoland's passenger car registrations up 29.3 pct y/y in Septemberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-passenger-car-registrations-up-293-pct-yy-in-september-8131Warsaw children's theatre wins four awards at festivals in Serbiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-childrens-theatre-wins-four-awards-at-festivals-in-serbia-8129<p>Teatr Lalka, Warsaw's oldest puppet theatre, claimed four awards during autumn theatre festivals in Serbia, announced Dominika Druch, a theatre representative, on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:52:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nwe3p7cd2pj7xa1ld865rd.jpeg“The Green-Feathered Bird” is a comedy, inspired by the fairy tales of Italo Calvino, Carlo Gozzi and Bolesław Leśmian.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-childrens-theatre-wins-four-awards-at-festivals-in-serbia-8129Harrowing paintings by Holocaust survivor showing hell handed over to Auschwitz Museumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/harrowing-paintings-by-holocaust-survivor-showing-hell-handed-over-to-auschwitz-museum-8126<p>A collection of 19 paintings made after the war by Auschwitz survivor Edith Hofmann have gone to the Auschwitz Museum collection.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:34:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m4a8csp4hxqyiy92xtsyf.jpegThe striking images depict the harrowing fate of fellow prisoners from the artist’s own experience.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/harrowing-paintings-by-holocaust-survivor-showing-hell-handed-over-to-auschwitz-museum-8126IATA welcomes Central Transportation Porthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/iata-welcomes-central-transportation-port-8128<p>The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday praised Poland's decision to build a Central Transportation Port as a central hub for air, rail and road travel.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:15:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sw0vefrqu1kv3g89fais.jpegAlexandre de Juniac stressed that the Polish hub will include the first greenfield airport project in Europe in the last ten years.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/iata-welcomes-central-transportation-port-8128Polish Traces: Sarneshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-sarnes-378<p>In part three of Polish Traces, Krzysztof finds himself in the stunning landscape of the northernmost part of Europe where he tracks down Piotr, a fisherman who moved there in 2008 and who is now preparing his children for a return to their homeland.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:15:00 +0200Polish traceshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r0z751505d9g7yhfya0glq.jpegPolish Traces: Sarneshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-sarnes-378Blik mobile payment operator PSP teams up with MasterCardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/blik-mobile-payment-operator-psp-teams-up-with-mastercard-8124<p>Polish Payment Standard (PSP), the operator of the Blik mobile payment system, has formed a partnership with MasterCard, following an announcement first made in December 2018, the companies announced in a Tuesday press release.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:08:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q5y1z7y0j6m7gfo61ssp.jpegBlik mobile payment operator PSP teams up with MasterCardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/blik-mobile-payment-operator-psp-teams-up-with-mastercard-8124‘Kitschy’ church becomes youngest building to win privileged heritage protection statushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kitschy-church-becomes-youngest-building-to-win-privileged-heritage-protection-status-8119<p>An unusual Greek Catholic orthodox church in Western Pomerania has won a place on the prized heritage protection list because of its ‘mysterious’ sacral decoration.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:43:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uwmv9fq42ivvohbngf9z.jpegThe interior design of Kraków artist Jerzy Nowosielski prompted the protected status.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kitschy-church-becomes-youngest-building-to-win-privileged-heritage-protection-status-8119Poland's inflation in September at 2.6 percent y/y - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-in-september-at-26-percent-yy---stats-office-8117<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 2.6 percent year on year in September 2019 and remained unchanged month on month, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:33:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's inflation in September at 2.6 percent y/y - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-in-september-at-26-percent-yy---stats-office-8117Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot to play real-life hero Irena Sendler in new filmhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wonder-woman-actress-gal-gadot-to-play-real-life-hero-irena-sendler-in-new-film-8112<p>Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot is to produce and star in the lead role of real-life hero Irena Sendler in a new movie.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:12:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/oab579r5ramcj6xsummj.pngIsraeli star Gal Gadot will play real life hero Irena Sendler in new blockbuster. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wonder-woman-actress-gal-gadot-to-play-real-life-hero-irena-sendler-in-new-film-8112Venture Capital funds invest over EUR 232 mln in startups in 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/venture-capital-funds-invest-over-eur-232-mln-in-startups-in-2019-8110<p>The president of the Polish Development Fund (PFR), Pawel Borys, has told PAP that Venture Capital (VC) funds have increased their investment in Polish startups four-fold in the last two years to over PLN 1 billion (EUR 232 million) this year.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:36:00 +0200BusinessStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hfulog2aeafrfufupj1zm.jpegVenture Capital funds invest over EUR 232 mln in startups in 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/venture-capital-funds-invest-over-eur-232-mln-in-startups-in-2019-8110Poland's Future Inflation Index further down in October - BIEChttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-future-inflation-index-further-down-in-october---biec-8108<p>Poland's Future Inflation Index (WPI), an indicator that predicts consumer price trends in the country over the coming months, went down in October, the Bureau for Investments and Economic Cycles (BIEC) wrote on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:25:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's Future Inflation Index further down in October - BIEChttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-future-inflation-index-further-down-in-october---biec-8108Poland's PiS wins second term in powerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-pis-wins-second-term-in-power-8106<p>Incumbent ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) and its junior partners won Sunday's parliamentary election and secured a ruling majority in the lower house of parliament, the State Electoral Commission (PKW) said Monday evening announcing the official results of the vote.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:47:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z9xik59r9ckieorqtd4t1p.jpegThe State Electoral Commission (PKW) announced Monday evening the official results of the vote.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-pis-wins-second-term-in-power-8106Poland backs consultations on arms export ban against Turkeyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-backs-consultations-on-arms-export-ban-against-turkey-8105<p>Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz on Monday declined to say whether Poland will follow other EU countries and ban arms exports to Turkey stressing that in this case one should note that Turkey is a NATO member.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:38:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x50ud5ix40od8z8syp9o3f.jpegPolish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz (L) talks with Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister Didier Reynders (R) at the start of the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-backs-consultations-on-arms-export-ban-against-turkey-8105Hitler’s FIRST death camp dubbed ‘Fort of Horror’ opened 80 years ago today in Poznańhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hitlers-first-death-camp-dubbed-fort-of-horror-opened-80-years-ago-today-in-poznan-8100<p>Opened eighty years ago today, Fort VII in Poland’s western city of Poznań has several dubious accolades.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:13:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lrmm2n0yj6s74sijo2kfi8.jpegAs the first concentration camp that the Germans set up on Polish territory, Fort VII in Poznań became known as the Fort of Horror due the brutal regime of torture, punishment and death metered out by the sadistic SS guards.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hitlers-first-death-camp-dubbed-fort-of-horror-opened-80-years-ago-today-in-poznan-8100Playboy model from Gliwice stands for election in Canadahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/playboy-model-from-gliwice-stands-for-election-in-canada-8097<p>A Playboy model from Gliwice is running for parliament in Canada.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:08:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0km9rm9fvidh1v6v9hp94.jpegThe Playboy model from Gliwice is a candidate for the People's Party of Canada in Humber River Black Creek.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/playboy-model-from-gliwice-stands-for-election-in-canada-8097Art historian who found lost El Greco painting finally rewarded with Gloria Artis Culture Medalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/art-historian-who-found-lost-el-greco-painting-finally-rewarded-with-gloria-artis-culture-medal-8093<p>An art historian and lecturer at the European Academy of Art has been awarded the Gloria Artis gold medal for her 1964 discovery in Poland of a lost El Greco masterpiece.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:48:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c6e77ufjd86c3088r0tiyn.jpegThe Ministry of Culture and National heritage said: 'Thanks to this outstanding doctor of art history, a wonderful art treasure was found and restored, the only El Greco ‘Ecstasy of St Francis’ painting in Poland.'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/art-historian-who-found-lost-el-greco-painting-finally-rewarded-with-gloria-artis-culture-medal-8093Government line-up to be presented in 2-3 weeks - spokespersonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/government-line-up-to-be-presented-in-2-3-weeks---spokesperson-8091<p>The composition of the new government will be announced in two or three weeks, government spokesperson Piotr Muller told reporters on Monday.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:09:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/65sh94a8ml7kwrf9px68m.jpegGovernment line-up to be presented in 2-3 weeks - spokespersonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/government-line-up-to-be-presented-in-2-3-weeks---spokesperson-8091Poland's end-August foreign trade deficit at EUR 0 bln - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-end-august-foreign-trade-deficit-at-eur-0-bln---stats-office-8089<p>Poland's foreign trade deficit amounted to EUR 0.0 billion after August 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Monday.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:58:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cf5ys0ibr49x4j3cs61uch.jpegPoland's end-August foreign trade deficit at EUR 0 bln - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-end-august-foreign-trade-deficit-at-eur-0-bln---stats-office-8089Poland beats Canada in FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cuphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-beats-canada-in-fivb-volleyball-mens-world-cup-8087<p>Poland's men's volleyball team defeated Canada 3:0 (25:23, 26:24, 25:20) in their tenth match at the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup in Hiroshima on Monday.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:49:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland beats Canada in FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cuphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-beats-canada-in-fivb-volleyball-mens-world-cup-8087International press report on Polish electionshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/international-press-report-on-polish-elections-8085<p>Press from around the world have been reporting on Sunday's elections in Poland to the Sejm (lower house of parliament) and Senate, which exit polls suggest was won comfortably by the incumbent Law and Justice (PiS) party.</p>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:26:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/svk2c8zr29pc9suzinmo.jpegInternational press report on Polish electionshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/international-press-report-on-polish-elections-8085United Right - 43.6 pct, Civic Coalition 27.4 pct - exit pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/united-right---436-pct-civic-coalition-274-pct---exit-poll-8084<p>Poland's ruling coalition United Right, led by the conservative but socially-oriented Law and Justice party (PiS), received 43.6 percent of the vote in Sunday's parliamentary elections, an Ipsos exit poll for public and private TV stations showed.</p>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:18:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3iiu1iw48jhas4dbsdaqlh.jpegPoland's ruling coalition United Right, led by the conservative but socially-oriented Law and Justice party (PiS), received 43.6 percent of the vote in Sunday's parliamentary elections.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/united-right---436-pct-civic-coalition-274-pct---exit-poll-8084The music of love: the life and times of the operatic beauty who stole Chopin’s hearthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-music-of-love-the-life-and-times-of-the-operatic-beauty-who-stole-chopins-heart-8082<p>She was Chopin’s muse, who inspired his beloved first piano concerto. She was also a rising soprano whose blue-eyed beauty and talent beguiled and entranced the besotted young Fryderyk. Yet, despite their intense feelings for each other, the young couple’s love was thwarted by circumstance and ambition.</p>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 18:35:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/guvv7220plrmg9qmdtyhkg.jpegKnown for her voice and her looks Konstancja Gładkowska was to make a big impression on the young Chopin.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-music-of-love-the-life-and-times-of-the-operatic-beauty-who-stole-chopins-heart-8082OSCE election observers 'focusing on process'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/osce-election-observers-focusing-on-process-8081<p>Ambassador Jan Peterson, the head of the OSCE's limited election observation mission in Poland, has said his team is focusing only on the election process, not on who wins, adding that the mission's final conclusions will be presented in two months.</p>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:08:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w8cpphf2tgje1wz04b9t.jpegThe OSCE ambassador said the first results would be presented at a press conference on Monday while the full report would be produced in two months' time.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/osce-election-observers-focusing-on-process-8081Skeleton of one of the heroes of Westerplatte found on battlefieldhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/skeleton-of-one-of-the-heroes-of-westerplatte-found-on-battlefield-8079<p>Archaeologists working on the Westerplatte battlefield have found the skeletal remains of another soldier who fell in the heroic defence of a Polish outpost during the first few hours and days of the Second World War.</p>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:05:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u1fhr0vxl1xlad6709ob9.jpegThe remains of the soldier were the third to be found in recent weeks.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/skeleton-of-one-of-the-heroes-of-westerplatte-found-on-battlefield-8079KGHM 'Ambassador of Poland 2019' distinctions awardedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kghm-ambassador-of-poland-2019-distinctions-awarded-8077<p>The 'Ambassador of Poland 2019' awards sponsored by copper firm KGHM were given out in Warsaw on Saturday to people who have created a positive image of Poland in the fields of culture, sport and science as well as a popular-vote award and a special prize.</p>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o7gffjwbkult64wkreu.jpegThe winners were chosen by a committee from among candidates submitted online.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kghm-ambassador-of-poland-2019-distinctions-awarded-8077White and red over the red planet: Polish-made satellite set to journey to Marshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/red-and-white-over-the-red-planet-polish-made-satellite-set-to-journey-to-mars-8075<p>A Polish-made satellite could be propelled to Mars by a new consortium that includes Sir Richard Branson’s company Virgin Orbit.</p>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 11:27:00 +0200BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9jq21dmwmk7avxv54eu7e6.jpegThe satellite will travel to Mars for a mission organised by a Polish consortium and Virgin Orbit.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/red-and-white-over-the-red-planet-polish-made-satellite-set-to-journey-to-mars-8075Parliamentary elections underway in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliamentary-elections-underway-in-poland-8074<p>Poles are heading to the ballot box to elect 460 MPs and 100 senators for a four-year term in a total of 27,415 polling station which opened at 7 am in 41 electoral districts across the country, Wieslaw Kozielewicz, the State Electoral Commission (PKW) head said on Sunday.</p>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 08:51:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1pewuvx8y7lio20hk0zk0xi.jpegThe parliamentary election in Poland started at 7:00 am and will end at 9:00 pm on Sunday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliamentary-elections-underway-in-poland-8074Inspiration from murder: the savage killing that links a small Polish town to a Shakespearian playhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inspiration-from-murder-the-savage-killing-that-links-a-small-polish-town-to-a-shakespearian-play-8070<p>According to historians of the Duchy of Masovia in the 14th century, Siemowit III was a pretty decent duke.</p>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:02:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sqvticpkyxehu955p68bzv.jpegCrime scene? The remnants of the castle in Rawa Mazowiecka.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inspiration-from-murder-the-savage-killing-that-links-a-small-polish-town-to-a-shakespearian-play-8070Kraków marks Polish Olympic Committee centenaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-marks-polish-olympic-committee-centenary-8069<p>The 100th foundation anniversary of the Polish Olympic Committee was celebrated on Saturday in Kraków, south Poland, with a ceremonial renewal of the founding act.</p>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 16:03:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0neiey1f9cxdbaat998v2rq.jpegThe ceremony, which drew numerous sport activists and known sportsmen, took place in the city's prestigious Hotel Francuski, where the Polish Olympic Committee was founded on October 12 1919.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-marks-polish-olympic-committee-centenary-8069Skeletons of six babies found during archaeological dighttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/skeletons-of-six-babies-found-during-archaeological-dig-8067<p>Archaeologists have found the skeletons of six babies in a medieval “house of the dead” near Poland’s border with Ukraine.</p>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:39:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sat68ole7p6r1qirat0gi.jpegHouse of the dead: scientists examine the remains of one of the children.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/skeletons-of-six-babies-found-during-archaeological-dig-8067EC approves funding for LNG terminalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-approves-funding-for-lng-terminal-8066<p>The EC has approved EUR 130 million in EU funds for the expansion of Poland's LNG terminal in the northwestern seaport Świnoujście. The funding will come from the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment.</p>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 12:53:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/y9pjxod0rs9w981yxadqa.jpegThe expansion of the terminal is part of Poland's plan to raise energy security.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-approves-funding-for-lng-terminal-8066S&P confirm Poland's ratinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-confirm-polands-rating-8065<p>The S&amp;P rating agency has kept Poland's rating at A-/A-2 for long- and short-term foreign currency obligations and A/A-1 for long- and short-term domestic currency obligations, the Finance Ministry informed on Saturday.</p>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 11:46:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6plrg5g0x2768eqstadln9.jpegS&P wrote that higher ratings for Poland will depend on the wage growth rate and public debt reduction. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-confirm-polands-rating-8065Anti-poverty project scoops EU award and millions in fundinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/anti-poverty-project-scoops-eu-award-and-millions-in-funding-8062<p>A Polish project linking people in need with local support services and members of the public has picked up a prestigious anti-poverty EU award and scooped EUR 2 million in funding.</p>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 10:59:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5psh04bpih46m808owduj4.jpegThe EU Regio award recognises projects combatting poverty and inequality across the continent.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/anti-poverty-project-scoops-eu-award-and-millions-in-funding-8062Polish Tech Day 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-tech-day-8060<p>Polish Tech Day in London is the main platform for bilateral business relations between the Polish and British innovation and technology sectors.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:47:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ndvola4bh286ojkxy8fzy.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-tech-day-8060Polish Traces: Alta, Norwayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-alta-norway-376<p>Arriving in Norway Krzysztof bumps into a Swedish man who, after years living abroad, recalls his fondness for the Poles he has met during his travels and of the tales he has learnt. He also likes vodka…</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:36:00 +0200Polish traceshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qdh9n0y8jhj229lp7lwf.jpegPolish Traces: Alta, Norwayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-alta-norway-376Three prisons - three freedoms. Meet the man who survived Auschwitz, Stalin's Prisons and communist internment and become a Righteous Amongst the Nations (twice). Władysław Bartoszewski.https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/three-prisons---three-freedoms-meet-the-man-who-survived-auschwitz-stalins-prisons-and-communist-internment-and-become-a-righteous-amongst-the-nations-twice-wladyslaw-bartoszewski-374<p>Władysław Bartoszewski was one of the most extraordinary Poles of the 20th Century. A decorated soldier, resistance fighter against both Nazism and Communism, journalist and former Minister of Foreign Affairs - he worked to heal German-Polish relations when Poland finally regained its freedom.</p><p>Discover the full story of this remarkable man from one of Poland's best English-language historians, Dr. Alexandra Richie who - by a curious turn of history - happens to be Władysław Bartoszewski's daughter-in-law.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:11:00 +0200Heart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kjv1debkf78n9zgin8bum.jpegThree prisons - three freedoms. Meet the man who survived Auschwitz, Stalin's Prisons and communist internment and become a Righteous Amongst the Nations (twice). Władysław Bartoszewski.https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/three-prisons---three-freedoms-meet-the-man-who-survived-auschwitz-stalins-prisons-and-communist-internment-and-become-a-righteous-amongst-the-nations-twice-wladyslaw-bartoszewski-374‘Warsaw is a miracle’ says The End of History author Francis Fukuyama 30 years after first visit to capitalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-is-a-miracle-says-the-end-of-history-author-francis-fukuyama-30-years-after-first-visit-to-capital-8058<p>Best-selling author Francis Fukuyama heaped praise on Warsaw this week whist taking part in the Nemtsov Forum.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:58:00 +0200ScienceHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fnhfqg1308meqqfg2g7ca.jpegPolitical scientist and philosopher known for his books The End of History and The Last Man, Francis Fukuyama said: 'I see an economically developed country that has been in the European Union since 2004, thanks to which it has achieved great success.'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-is-a-miracle-says-the-end-of-history-author-francis-fukuyama-30-years-after-first-visit-to-capital-8058Quirky exhibition based on award-winning book Quarks, Elephants and Pierogi opens in Londonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/quirky-exhibition-based-on-award-winning-book-quarks-elephants-and-pierogi-opens-in-london-8055<p>Quarks, Elephants and Pierogi has descended on London, with a whimsical exhibition introducing Polish culture in a new, unexpected manner.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:50:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/obbrr0lw0hiv367cp4mzk8.jpegThe book, which introduces people to the Polish language and culture in a fun and light-hearted way, is now the basis for the exhibition at Clapham library.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/quirky-exhibition-based-on-award-winning-book-quarks-elephants-and-pierogi-opens-in-london-8055Warsaw Film Festival kicks offhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-film-festival-kicks-off-8053<p>The 35th Warsaw Film Festival will start on Friday afternoon with a screening of an international production "The Barefoot Emperor" directed by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens. </p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:43:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o2653exs5w24140q9c4e5.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-film-festival-kicks-off-8053Artwork carved into mountain rocks sheds intimate light on locals’ war and post-war experienceshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/artwork-carved-into-mountain-rocks-sheds-intimate-light-on-locals-war-and-post-war-experiences-8051<p>Rock art in a mountain village is providing a rare perspective on life in 20th century Poland, from World War II through to the 1980s.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:24:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lzn55id8ksrtxa76hzbzap.jpegCarved over several decades, the rock art offers insights both into large-scale developments in Poland in the past and into the lives of local people, including mountain shepherds.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/artwork-carved-into-mountain-rocks-sheds-intimate-light-on-locals-war-and-post-war-experiences-8051Warsaw Film Festival kicks offhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-film-festival-kicks-off-8050<p>The 35th Warsaw Film Festival will start on Friday afternoon with a screening of an international production "The Barefoot Emperor" directed by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:06:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a92ttxspkhddwj8mspnq.jpegThe films will be screened at Multikino Złote Tarasy and Kinoteka cinemas. In addition, meetings with the film-makers will held during every day of the festival.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-film-festival-kicks-off-8050Polish president in Athens to attend Arraiolos Group meetinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-in-athens-to-attend-arraiolos-group-meeting-8049<p>President Andrzej Duda arrived in Athens on Thursday night to attend on Friday the annual meeting of the Arraiolos Group, which gathers the presidents of countries whose prime ministers take part in EU summits.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:50:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ru50zpr5fh9u98h9fwogg.jpegPresident of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda during the welcoming ceremony by the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pawlopulos.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-in-athens-to-attend-arraiolos-group-meeting-8049Poland beats Latvia in Euro 2020 qualifierhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-beats-latvia-in-euro-2020-qualifier-8048<p>Poland's national football team beat Latvia 3-0 in its seventh Euro 2020 Group G qualifying soccer match, at Daugava Stadium in Riga on Thursday.</p>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:00:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hc7606vx2s8c15133wlqvo.jpegAll three goals were scored by the Poland’s captain Robert Lewandowski.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-beats-latvia-in-euro-2020-qualifier-8048Poland a major household goods producer - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-a-major-household-goods-producer---pm-8045<p>Poland is a major European household appliance supplier, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday in the Amica household appliance plant in Wronki, west Poland.</p>Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:11:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0op2gkpj3yg863nj84vwhe.jpegPoland a major household goods producer - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-a-major-household-goods-producer---pm-8045‘I’m not yet done’ says Jiu-Jitsu mum after winning TWO gold medals and a silver just months after giving birthhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/im-not-yet-done-says-jiu-jitsu-mum-after-winning-two-gold-medals-and-a-silver-just-months-after-giving-birth-8042<p>Super mum Zofia Szawernowska stunned judges and fellow competitors when four weeks after giving birth to a baby girl, she went back into the ring and won a silver medal.</p>Thu, 10 Oct 2019 16:30:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yel8j2rq2bcl5k4u4z3zo.jpegZofia and partner Kuba at their home in Warsaw. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/im-not-yet-done-says-jiu-jitsu-mum-after-winning-two-gold-medals-and-a-silver-just-months-after-giving-birth-8042She’s done it! Olga Tokarczuk wins Nobel Prize for Literaturehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-olga-tokarczuk-wins-noble-prize-for-literature-8027<p>Novelist, poet and essayist Olga Tokarczuk has won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature, the Swedish Academy announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:15:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nn3vo9qo56soat1q5ebpe.jpegThe Swedish Academy said Tokarczuk had won the prize for "a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-olga-tokarczuk-wins-noble-prize-for-literature-8027Ooh, la, la! French girl walks across Poland with pet CAMEL in tow on epic voyage to Mongoliahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ooh-la-la-french-girl-walks-across-poland-with-rescued-circus-camel-on-epic-voyage-to-mongolia-8026<p>A French woman is travelling across Poland to take her pet camel to Mongolia, where she wants to find a farm with other camels.</p>Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:08:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/isf7wly6jki1d02y487xzf.jpegAfter setting off on July 4th, Edmee and her camel Attika crossed into Poland on October 5th.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ooh-la-la-french-girl-walks-across-poland-with-rescued-circus-camel-on-epic-voyage-to-mongolia-8026Poland to serve on NATO Spearhead Force - dailyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-serve-on-nato-spearhead-force---daily-8025<p>The Polish armed forces will for the first time be on annual combat duty in NATO, the Rzeczpospolita broadsheet wrote on Thursday. The shift will last throughout 2020 and the Polish forces will be on alert 24 hours a day.</p>Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:43:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j2loousejwmj8c0qcr6ej.jpegThe commander of the Polish brigade, Brigadier Dariusz Lewandowski, told Rzeczpospolita that the task was the biggest challenge for Poland in terms of building an international combat structure since the country joined NATO in 1999.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-serve-on-nato-spearhead-force---daily-8025Polish bishops set up foundation for Church abuse victimshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-bishops-set-up-foundation-for-church-abuse-victims-8023<p>The St. Joseph Foundation was established by Polish bishops to assist and support persons who were abused during their childhood or youth, in the Church community, Episcopal Conference of Poland (KEP) spokesman Rev. Pawel Rytel-Andrianik told PAP on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 18:54:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lbm6c3ww9t250z0x84aik.jpegPolish bishops set up foundation for Church abuse victimshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-bishops-set-up-foundation-for-church-abuse-victims-8023Britain offers 100 million export loan for Central Transportation Porthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/britain-offers-100-million-export-loan-for-central-transportation-port-8021<p>The British government has offered Poland a 100-million-pound export loan to co-finance the construction of a planned Central Transportation Port, Poland's Deputy Infrastructure Minister Mikolaj Wild announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 18:04:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/n8858j84khsnsvrrkyvibn.jpegBritain offers 100 million export loan for Central Transportation Porthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/britain-offers-100-million-export-loan-for-central-transportation-port-8021Hundreds of 8th century Arabian coins found by man digging for mushroomshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hundreds-of-8th-century-arabian-coins-found-by-man-digging-for-mushrooms-8019<p>A mushroom picker foraging in woods beside a river got more than just fungus after he unearthed a “sensational find” of hundreds of rare Arab coins dating back centuries.</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:44:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t7rjznx2juyzkcfm66uad.jpegMushroom picking Bartosz Michałowski found the silver coins in a landslip on the banks of the River Słupia near his village of Strzelinko, not far from the northern town of Słupsk.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hundreds-of-8th-century-arabian-coins-found-by-man-digging-for-mushrooms-8019Poland's former environment minister dies aged 75https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-former-environment-minister-dies-aged-75-8016<p>Poland's former minister for the environment, Professor Jan Szyszko, died this morning at the age of 75, Polish President Andrzej Duda tweeted on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:13:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xwlgbm1vq80umjxolr5ux9.jpegSzyszko served as environment minister from 2015 to 2018.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-former-environment-minister-dies-aged-75-8016High Five! Awards got to FIVE Polish cities for their revitalisation and green spaces projectshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/high-five-awards-got-to-five-polish-cities-for-their-revitalisation-and-green-spaces-projects-8014<p>The Society of Polish Town Planners has announced the winners and runners-up of a competition held to find the “best-managed public spaces” in the country with podium places going to a diverse spread of projects both big and small, new and old(er).</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:54:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9yi3pevr55ovu6yevga0gp.jpegRecognition went to Katowice, Lublin and Łódź in the “revitalized public space” category, while Jaworzno and Kraków were showered with praise in the “Green public space” category.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/high-five-awards-got-to-five-polish-cities-for-their-revitalisation-and-green-spaces-projects-8014Die Welt: Thanks to Law and Justice Poles benefit from prosperityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/die-welt-thanks-to-law-and-justice-poles-benefit-from-prosperity-8012<p>Analyzing the pre-election environment in Poland, German daily "Die Welt" writes that the extensive social welfare programmes of the ruling Law and Justice party are gaining wide-spread support and consequently the party will announce further benefits.</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:37:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q8eob4iqsyelng5szsx6p.jpegThe paper points out that the ruling party is to increase the minimum wage and give tax breaks to young workers.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/die-welt-thanks-to-law-and-justice-poles-benefit-from-prosperity-8012Poland to host huge offshore wind farms despite restrictions - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-host-huge-offshore-wind-farms-despite-restrictions---pm-8011<p>Addressing accusations that the government has frozen the development of wind farms in Poland, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told public radio on Wednesday that some "huge projects" are being developed on the Baltic Sea.</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tqw72fh691r4ihrnbvas2s.jpeg“(...) they are in the initial phase of gaining various permits and in a few years we can have big wind farms on the Baltic,” the prime minister said. Pictured an offshore wind farm in the North Sea, Germany.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-host-huge-offshore-wind-farms-despite-restrictions---pm-8011Poland's GDP growth to reach 4.3 pct in 2019 - World Bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-growth-to-reach-43-pct-in-2019---world-bank-8010<p>Poland's economic growth is expected to reach 4.3 percent in 2019 driven by private consumption and higher investments, the World Bank has said in a report, having revised upwards its April 2019 forecast of 4.0 percent.</p>Wed, 09 Oct 2019 09:55:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6ngowtuu4zypjsx4cffp7g.jpeg“Household consumption, fueled by expected increases in budgetary expenditures and a tight labour market and rising wages, will continue to grow in Poland,” World Bank Country Manager for Poland and the Baltic States Carlos Pinerua said as cited in a press statement from the bank.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-growth-to-reach-43-pct-in-2019---world-bank-8010Poland's public TV broadcaster signs Junior Eurovision Contest contracthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-public-tv-broadcaster-signs-junior-eurovision-contest-contract-8008<p>Jacek Kurski, chairman of the Polish national state broadcaster TVP, and Jon Ola Sand, the Eurovision Song Contest's executive supervisor, signed an agreement, on Tuesday, on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019, to be held in Gliwice, southern Poland.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 19:28:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nld5wsai5y208uqewwinb.jpegPoland's public TV broadcaster signs Junior Eurovision Contest contracthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-public-tv-broadcaster-signs-junior-eurovision-contest-contract-8008Two sappers killed, four injured in explosion in south Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/two-sappers-killed-four-injured-in-explosion-in-south-poland-8006<p>Two sappers lost their lives and four were injured, including two seriously, in an explosion that took place in a forest near the south-Polish town of Kuznia Raciborska on Tuesday, the Polsat News TV channel has reported, quoting the Government Security Centre.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 17:00:00 +0200News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wynhvj0hcbb3865ubhy1bu.jpegTwo sappers killed, four injured in explosion in south Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/two-sappers-killed-four-injured-in-explosion-in-south-poland-8006IPN and FBI join forces to track down remains of communist victims using Combined DNA Index Systemhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ipn-and-fbi-join-forces-to-track-down-remains-of-communist-victims-using-combined-dna-index-system-8001<p>The IPN, which investigates Nazi and communist crimes against the Polish people, has been officially granted access to the CODIS tool under a 2018 agreement with the FBI.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:10:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8jufaewckmxyxn3z03r4bh.jpegThe Institute for National Remembrance which investigates WWII and Communist-era crimes against the Polish State, will be the world's only institution to use the FBI’s advanced CODIS system, which enables comparisons of genetic profiles, for identifying victims of totalitarianism.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ipn-and-fbi-join-forces-to-track-down-remains-of-communist-victims-using-combined-dna-index-system-8001Take CLOVER from the rain in this clever bus stop of the futurehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/take-clover-from-the-rain-in-this-clever-bus-stop-of-the-future-7997<p>A newly designed bus shelter that features a heated bench, economical lighting, hybrid power supply, and chargers for mobile devices has gone on show in Katowice. </p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:06:00 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7afx6krvnpxssebgrtwk.jpegThe shelter has green ivy walls as well as a hybrid power supply, it can use both electricity from the power grid and energy generated thanks to its own solar panels. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/take-clover-from-the-rain-in-this-clever-bus-stop-of-the-future-7997Polish EC commissioner candidate okeyed - sourcehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-ec-commissioner-candidate-okeyed---source-7995<p>The candidature of Poland's Janusz Wojciechowski for EU agriculture commissioner was approved on Tuesday by all coordinators of the EP agriculture committee, PAP was told by an anonymous source at the EP.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:50:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/14kxoulwxjp88a0derdobu.jpegThe candidature of Poland's Janusz Wojciechowski for EU agriculture commissioner was approved.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-ec-commissioner-candidate-okeyed---source-7995Polish troops to return to UN duties in Lebanon soonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-troops-to-return-to-un-duties-in-lebanon-soon-7994<p>Speaking at a training range in Nowa Dęba in southeastern Poland on Tuesday, President Andrzej Duda expressed satisfaction that Polish troops will soon return to UN peace-keeping duties with a 250-person contingent to be deployed to Lebanon.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:03:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4ujr4iwyv8fo6ctth134ef.jpegDuda said he hoped that Polish Blue Helmets would bring peace and security to people.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-troops-to-return-to-un-duties-in-lebanon-soon-7994The GREATER Escape! Longest WWII escape tunnel found along with dozens of trinketshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-greater-escape-longest-wwii-escape-tunnel-found-along-with-dozens-of-trinkets-7992<p>History enthusiasts have discovered the longest escape tunnel built by prisoners-of-war during World War II in Poland.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:29:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9otvgebsahen8bhuk0acb.pngIn addition to discovering the longest WII escape tunnel, the Polish team also found dozens of mementos left behind by the officers held at the POW camp in what is now northwest Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-greater-escape-longest-wwii-escape-tunnel-found-along-with-dozens-of-trinkets-7992President names winners of Economic Awardshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-names-winners-of-economic-awards-7991<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda has granted seven companies the Presidential Economic Award. The companies received their awards during a Monday gala at the 590 Congress in Jasionka near Rzeszów, south-east Poland.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 11:40:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tt62ooqyklo09b0pg483.jpegThe president congratulated the winners on their successes and stressed that all of them “are great businessmen with an extreme sense of responsibility” for their companies, employees and everything in their environment.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-names-winners-of-economic-awards-7991Famous Polish director, screenwriter dies aged 76https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/famous-polish-director-screenwriter-dies-aged-76-7988<p>Janusz Kondratiuk, a Polish director and screenwriter, died on Monday following a battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 76, PAP was told by Polish Film Institute head Jacek Bromski.</p>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 09:49:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/agz3r2bzazf8120yl5gvv6.jpegHis most recent feature, the autobiographical film A Cat with a Dog was a considerable success at the Gdynia Film Festival in 2018.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/famous-polish-director-screenwriter-dies-aged-76-7988Polish, South Korean FMs meet in Seoulhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-south-korean-fms-meet-in-seoul-7986<p>Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz met with his Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha in Seoul on Monday, and said that Polish-South Korean cooperation has huge potential in the fields of economy, research and innovations.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 20:10:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pn5clnox29fgqdbb0275e.jpegPolish, South Korean FMs meet in Seoulhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-south-korean-fms-meet-in-seoul-7986Polish president hopes US will join Three Seas projecthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-hopes-us-will-join-three-seas-project-7984<p>Referring to special Polish-US ties and the opportunities that could be created by the Three Seas Initiative, Poland's President Andrzej Duda expressed his hope at the Congress 590, in Jasionka near Rzeszow, on Monday, that "the US will join our great project."</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 17:28:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s1aiqq02pp71rq7ui74x6vi.jpegPolish president hopes US will join Three Seas projecthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-hopes-us-will-join-three-seas-project-7984Public 'DIY health box’ could be high street life saverhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/personal-mot-health-box-could-be-high-street-life-saver-7982<p>A new high street initiative where commuters can check their own health is being tested on the Warsaw metro.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 16:04:00 +0200ScienceLifeStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/idatnli96nemg6yc1l57b.jpegThe telehealth kiosk which has been installed at Warsaw’s Metro Młociny underground station lets commuters carry out basic health check ups. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/personal-mot-health-box-could-be-high-street-life-saver-7982Kendall Jenner wows in stunning new ad for high street fashion kings Reservedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kendall-jenner-wows-in-stunning-new-ad-for-high-street-fashion-kings-reserved-7976<p>Top model Kendall Jenner has sent the internet into meltdown with her latest video for Polish clothing brand Reserved.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:14:00 +0200BusinessArt & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q8kjd9gjebe0ao4kavo0hc.jpegDirected by Gordon von Steiner, the Reserved video starring Kendall Jenner has already notched up over 3 million views on YouTube. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kendall-jenner-wows-in-stunning-new-ad-for-high-street-fashion-kings-reserved-7976Congress 590 kicks off in Rzeszówhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/congress-590-kicks-off-in-rzeszow-7974<p>KONGRES 590 is a meeting place for representatives of business, science, politics and legislation. It is an arena for the exchange of thoughts, views and experiences.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:47:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ytzetx7mu1xh5ua4ugw9i.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/congress-590-kicks-off-in-rzeszow-7974Congress 590 economic forum kicks off in southeastern Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/congress-590-economic-forum-kicks-off-in-southeastern-poland-7973<p>Congress 590, a two-day event which serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas on business, science, politics and legislation to better promote Poland's economic growth, started in Jasionka, near Rzeszów, south-eastern Poland, on Monday.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:29:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/amyiacm10a5f6mb35u9pr.jpegOpening the event, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that Poland has been developing at a fast rate but “the task has not yet been completed.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/congress-590-economic-forum-kicks-off-in-southeastern-poland-7973Responsible Development Strategy is two-thirds implemented - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/responsible-development-strategy-is-two-thirds-implemented---minister-7972<p>Poland's Finance, Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński said at the Congress 590 in Jasionka near Rzeszów, in south-eastern Poland, on Monday, that two-thirds of the Strategy for Responsible Development has already been implemented.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:10:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t4htkl8gjfdlxjrjkkw44.jpegKwieciński stressed that the strategy not only improved economic growth, but that it also serves as a buffer in the case of economic slowdown.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/responsible-development-strategy-is-two-thirds-implemented---minister-7972Polish Traces: Stockholmhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-stockholm-371<p>In Part One of Polish Traces, Krzysztof tracks down Adam in Stockholm. Born in the Swedish capital to Polish parents from Gdańsk, Adam travels to Poland every year to keep in touch with his Polish roots and to keep abreast of what’s happening in the country, despite having never lived there.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:54:00 +0200Polish traceshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9twiy2lldpvez28uc9eisw.jpegPolish Traces: Stockholmhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/polish-traces-stockholm-371September's unemployment rate down to 5.1 pct - Labour Ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/septembers-unemployment-rate-down-to-51-pct---labour-ministry-7971<p>Poland's estimated registered unemployment in September 2019 amounted to 5.1 percent, down by 0.1 pp against August's level, Family and Labour Minister Bożena Borys-Szopa said on Monday, adding that "this is the lowest unemployment rate in nearly three decades."</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:11:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mxug1yh8y7iyfj06wzuqh.jpegRepeating that the unemployment rate had not been this low in nearly three decades, the minister said that "the unemployment rate at 5.1 percent is truly at the edge of the so called natural unemployment."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/septembers-unemployment-rate-down-to-51-pct---labour-ministry-7971Feeling vine! Warsaw firm brings new life to ‘retired’ office plantshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/feeling-vine-warsaw-firm-brings-new-life-to-retired-office-plants-7969<p>An initiative in Warsaw is aiming to give old office plants a “second life”.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:43:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lv73b2zww5n8g8y2nr28d.jpegThe “Green Veteran” (Zielony Weteran in Polish) initiative in Warsaw aims to bring plants retired from offices to new homes. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/feeling-vine-warsaw-firm-brings-new-life-to-retired-office-plants-7969PM expresses gratitude to participants in his father's funeralhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-expresses-gratitude-to-participants-in-his-fathers-funeral-7967<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki has expressed his gratitude to everyone who participated, on Saturday, in the funeral of his father, Kornel Morawiecki, an anti-communist activist, and founder and leader of the 1980s Fighting Solidarity union.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 11:56:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eglz2zdebbnyfth7m724oa.jpegThe funeral was attended by President Andrzej Duda, Kornel Morawiecki's family and friends, parliamentarians, as well as government and state officials.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-expresses-gratitude-to-participants-in-his-fathers-funeral-7967Women's 4x400m team wins silver for Poland at IAAF World Championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/womens-4x400m-team-wins-silver-for-poland-at-iaaf-world-championships-7965<p>Poland's women's 4x400 m relay team took home the silver medal at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday.</p>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 08:01:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nsd0awox18t9rdy6uj9br.jpegPolish team set a new national record.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/womens-4x400m-team-wins-silver-for-poland-at-iaaf-world-championships-7965Lewandowski wins bronze for Poland at IAAF World Championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lewandowski-wins-bronze-for-poland-at-iaaf-world-championships-7963<p>Poland's Marcin Lewandowski placed third in the men’s 1500-metre final at the 2019 IAAF World Championships Doha, Qatar, on Sunday.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 20:07:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9uzkgq8pjzs7s9nfq6sukr.jpegClocking a 3:31.46, Lewandowski set a new national record.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lewandowski-wins-bronze-for-poland-at-iaaf-world-championships-7963Poland's Kubacki takes overall victory in ski jumping Summer GPhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-kubacki-takes-overall-victory-in-ski-jumping-summer-gp-7962<p>Poland's Dawid Kubacki placed fifth in the final competition of the 2019 FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix in Klingenthal, Germany, and was best in the overall classification of the tournament.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 18:58:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j1v3ohjw9xseqi8f9i86r9.jpegKubacki takes overall victory in ski jumping Summer GP.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-kubacki-takes-overall-victory-in-ski-jumping-summer-gp-7962Pole among candidates for Nobel Prize in physicshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-among-candidates-for-nobel-prize-in-physics-7961<p>Professor Artur Ekert, a Pole working at Oxford University, is considered to be one of the candidates for this year’s Nobel Prize in physics, the Swedish TT News Agency has reported, citing the rankings of the American company Clarivate Analytics.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 18:45:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pkhxmrppacc91s956p6x5l.jpegArtur Ekert is being considered by the Nobel committee as a result of his work on information technologies, including quantum cryptography.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-among-candidates-for-nobel-prize-in-physics-7961Pick-up artist: the man who knows all about the art of picking mushroomshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pick-up-artist-the-man-who-knows-all-about-the-art-of-picking-mushrooms-7959<p>When the nights get dark early and the temperature drops, Poles love to gather in the forest for one their favourite autumnal pastimes, mushroom picking. The idea of waking up before dawn and trudging off into the middle of dew-covered woods might sound absurd to those from other countries but for many Poles it is the natural thing to do.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 18:12:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3esq4o6f68yj79n5tugmm.jpegThe fungus experience: mushroom picking is cemented in Polish culture.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pick-up-artist-the-man-who-knows-all-about-the-art-of-picking-mushrooms-7959Poland's Aleksandra Mirosław wins gold at European speed climbing championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-aleksandra-miroslaw-wins-gold-at-european-speed-climbing-championships-7957<p>Aleksandra Mirosław on Saturday won the speed competition of the IFSC Climbing European Championships, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 16:48:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rki5qjjhdlizap77xkf8e.jpegAleksandra Mirosław wins gold at European speed climbing championships.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-aleksandra-miroslaw-wins-gold-at-european-speed-climbing-championships-7957Poland's Zmarzlik named world champion at Speedway Grand Prix 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-zmarzlik-named-world-champion-at-speedway-grand-prix-2019-7955<p>Bartosz Zmarzlik on Saturday made it to the final of the Toruń Speedway Grand Prix (SGP), in north-central Poland, thus securing the title of the world champion.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 16:35:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ezr90ltmlcpmlr8qig7d5j.jpegThe 25-year old Zmarzlik became Poland's third SGP world champion.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-zmarzlik-named-world-champion-at-speedway-grand-prix-2019-7955Historic housing estate built for Stalin’s workers keeps the home fires burning despite legal limbohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/historic-housing-estate-built-for-stalins-workers-keeps-the-home-fires-burning-despite-legal-limbo-7950<p>It is a picture of pastoral bliss. The thick scent of wood-fired stoves drifts gently in the air, squirrels dart from the undergrowth and the only sounds come from the distant chirping of nature. Occasionally, wild boar are spotted, snuffling down the narrow, tree-lined alleys that cut between the colourful timber cabins that sprout in the gardens beyond.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 15:26:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/oulz2d1g6j97f6zap7zx.jpegOsiedle Przyjaźń: Built to house Soviet builders working on the Palace of Culture, it still stands despite its troubles.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/historic-housing-estate-built-for-stalins-workers-keeps-the-home-fires-burning-despite-legal-limbo-7950Chilling tales from the crypt: bones of child go on display in Warsaw churchhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/chilling-tales-from-the-crypt-bones-of-child-go-on-display-in-warsaw-church-7948<p>The mysterious bones of a five-year-old boy have been put on display in a newly opened crypt in Warsaw’s oldest church.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2019 11:24:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2nmkq2z3yywr420m49n1i.jpegThe remains of what is thought to be the Ossoliński child along with the bones of unknown others.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/chilling-tales-from-the-crypt-bones-of-child-go-on-display-in-warsaw-church-7948PM's heroic anti-commie dad who was hunted by secret police is laid to resthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/anti-communist-activist-kornel-morawiecki-laid-to-rest-in-warsaw-7945<p>Kornel Morawiecki, a leading anti-communist opposition activist and father of Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, was laid to rest in Warsaw's Powązki Military Cemetery on Saturday.</p>Sat, 05 Oct 2019 18:31:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gyd9ec7224qkip8j6jl62p.jpegPresident Duda kneels before the coffin of Kornel Morawiecki.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/anti-communist-activist-kornel-morawiecki-laid-to-rest-in-warsaw-7945Often ignored Rembrandt takes pride of place in stunning new exhibitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/royal-castle-dusts-off-little-seen-rembrandt-for-stunning-new-exhibition-7942<p>Deep below ground level in Warsaw’s Royal Castle lurks one of Poland’s greatest hidden treasures. This picture within a picture, a portrait but not a portrait whose subject appears to move while remaining still is largely unknown by the public and even many of the art cognoscenti.</p>Sat, 05 Oct 2019 15:23:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/odiih1w1rwjlioltrjscs.jpegPutting on a show: The castle’s curator of paintings Alicja Jakubowska introduces the painting to the press.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/royal-castle-dusts-off-little-seen-rembrandt-for-stunning-new-exhibition-7942Kornel Morawiecki funeral mass held in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kornel-morawiecki-funeral-mass-held-in-warsaw-7939<p>A funeral mass for Monday-deceased anti-communist activist and father of PM Mateusz Morawiecki began at noon on Saturday in the Polish Armed Forces' Field Cathedral in Warsaw. Attending the ceremony is President Andrzej Duda.</p>Sat, 05 Oct 2019 13:36:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/n3ghe272bga6y0jnncepex.jpegFollowing the mass, Morawiecki will be laid to rest at Warsaw's Powązki Military Cemetery.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kornel-morawiecki-funeral-mass-held-in-warsaw-7939Café helping the homeless becomes Warsaw hithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cafe-helping-the-homeless-becomes-warsaw-hit-7937<p>A Warsaw café is serving up hope for a better future by providing work for the homeless and people with learning difficulties.</p>Sat, 05 Oct 2019 11:52:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vgp6hcrctdbk1qfsn1evvl.jpegAlong with serving up meals the Red Bike Kitchen helps the homeless get back on their feet.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cafe-helping-the-homeless-becomes-warsaw-hit-7937Polish American Congress head expresses satisfaction at visa waiverhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-american-congress-head-expresses-satisfaction-at-visa-waiver-7936<p>Frank J. Spula, the president of America's largest Polish diaspora organisation, the Polish American Congress, said in a telephone conversation with PAP that he is satisfied that US President Donald Trump "kept his word" regarding lifting visas for Poles.</p>Sat, 05 Oct 2019 11:33:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/udhftuxogpaygu454royy.jpegSpula said the Polish American Congress had fought for many years to have the visa requirement lifted.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-american-congress-head-expresses-satisfaction-at-visa-waiver-7936Internet of things conference held in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/internet-of-things-conference-held-in-warsaw-7935<p>Summing up the conference 'Prospects for the development of the Internet of things in Poland,' held at Warsaw's Belweder Palace on Friday, Polish President Andrzej Duda said the present moment was good for Poland to make a technological leap.</p>Sat, 05 Oct 2019 10:24:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g0iifpw812idba3h908rj.jpeg“When it comes to speed and opportunities for using the internet, we are absolutely a world leader,” Polish President said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/internet-of-things-conference-held-in-warsaw-7935Foreign Direct Investment grows 45.3 pct y/y in 2018 - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/foreign-direct-investment-grows-453-pct-yy-in-2018---central-bank-7933<p>Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Poland grew by 45.3 percent year on year in 2018 to PLN 50.37 billion (EUR 11.66 billion) while Polish investment abroad was down by PLN 1.5 billion (EUR 347 million) the National Bank of Poland (NBP) reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:21:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6vn6rfofjp64b7bmlcats8.jpegForeign Direct Investment grows 45.3 pct y/y in 2018 - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/foreign-direct-investment-grows-453-pct-yy-in-2018---central-bank-7933Trump brings Poland into visa waiver programmehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/trump-brings-poland-into-visa-waiver-programme-7931<p>US President Donald Trump has said he has officially agreed to Poland’s entry into a visa waiver programme.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:00:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gh296ifkw0rjruomfj9lmo.jpegTrump brings Poland into visa waiver programmehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/trump-brings-poland-into-visa-waiver-programme-7931'How do you surrender to an enemy that's going to kill you?' The End of the Warsaw Risinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/how-do-you-surrender-to-an-enemy-thats-going-to-kill-you-the-end-of-the-warsaw-rising-368<p>Author Alexandra Richie gives the first in a major 3-part series of interviews on Polish history. In this episode you'll find out from the author of 'Warsaw 1944' how the Warsaw Uprising ended.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 17:53:00 +0200Heart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5k6k89bkcadxmqpafe72x.jpeg'How do you surrender to an enemy that's going to kill you?' The End of the Warsaw Risinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/how-do-you-surrender-to-an-enemy-thats-going-to-kill-you-the-end-of-the-warsaw-rising-368Poland’s healthcare system is going through a revolutionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-healthcare-system-is-going-through-a-revolution-7928<p>Since their introduction in January this year, electronic-prescriptions have gone through the roof, with over 1 million being issued every week.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 16:40:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ekl2nxmrriqouf49xqg6qs.jpegAdvances in technology including research from the Foundation of Research and Science’s BIONIC team (pictured) is making healthcare better in Poland. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-healthcare-system-is-going-through-a-revolution-7928Mourners pay tribute to father of Polish prime ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mourners-pay-tribute-to-father-of-polish-prime-minister-7925<p>Senior Speaker of the Sejm Kornel Morawiecki, a former anti-communist leader and father of Poland's prime minister, is lying in state in the Polish Parliament building, in Warsaw.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 14:21:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ihj1hdbejperz12hgpc2n.jpegAmong those paying their last respects was Kornel Morawiecki son, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki with family.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mourners-pay-tribute-to-father-of-polish-prime-minister-7925From Kapp to Cape: Adventurer embarks upon 33,000km quest to discover traces of forgotten Polish lives and historieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-kapp-to-cape-adventurer-embarks-upon-33000km-quest-to-discover-traces-of-forgotten-polish-lives-and-histories-7923<p>An adventurer and traveller has set off on a 33,000 km journey across Africa and Europe to search for traces of Polish history and people along the way.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:49:00 +0200LifePolish traceshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3ltuwhlly0gzf0hggnmjsg.jpegKrzysztof Puternicki plans to explore places forgotten by the world, hoping to uncover the extraordinary stories of Polish daredevils and of ordinary men and women who somehow left their mark.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-kapp-to-cape-adventurer-embarks-upon-33000km-quest-to-discover-traces-of-forgotten-polish-lives-and-histories-7923Ryanair to introduce Katowice-Sardinia route next summerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ryanair-to-introduce-katowice-sardinia-route-next-summer-7921<p>Ryanair, the Irish budget airline, will launch in June next year flights from Katowice in southern Poland to Allghero on the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea, Ryanair and Katowice Airport announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:01:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ivje6q98lors1vzjw7ynz.jpegThis year, the airline plans to introduce 16 new routes from Katowice.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ryanair-to-introduce-katowice-sardinia-route-next-summer-7921Poland-promoted cross-country road to reach Constanta - ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-promoted-cross-country-road-to-reach-constanta---minister-7920<p>The north-south Via Carpathia road to ultimately run from Lithuania to Greece, will "in a natural way" reach the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta through a separate leg, Polish Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk has told PAP.</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 11:30:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2cn9cehd9lgkp71dc76fia.jpegAdamczyk also expressed hope that the new route will be included in the Trans-European Networks for Transport (TEN-T), a European Union programme aimed to create a consistent network of road, rail and waterways connections across Europe.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-promoted-cross-country-road-to-reach-constanta---minister-7920WWII British anti-tank gun used in Dunkirk found over 800 miles away in Polish villagehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wwii-british-anti-tank-gun-used-in-dunkirk-found-over-800-miles-away-in-polish-village-7917<p>Eighty years after the start of World War II, history fans have found the barrel of a British WWII anti-aircraft gun used during the Battle of Dunkirk</p>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 11:10:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dhes3p87masj37stsep3q8.jpegThe completely intact cannon found in southwest Poland was one of thousands of weapons left behind during the evacuation of Dunkirk. After the fall of France, many of these guns ended up in German hands.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wwii-british-anti-tank-gun-used-in-dunkirk-found-over-800-miles-away-in-polish-village-7917V4, Slovenian presidents support EU accession of Western Balkanshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/v4-slovenian-presidents-support-eu-accession-of-western-balkans-7915<p>The presidents of the Visegrad Group (V4) and Slovenia agreed in Lany, the Czech Republic, on Thursday, that the EU should be enlarged to include Western Balkan countries. They also assured the Serbian president of their support.</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 19:47:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e3lzw04nkwob86i53ey6r8.jpegAddressing a press conference after the meeting, President Duda said that today's talks focused on the EU accession of Western Balkan countries.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/v4-slovenian-presidents-support-eu-accession-of-western-balkans-7915One miner dead, 16 injured following tremor in mine in south Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-miner-dead-16-injured-following-tremor-in-mine-in-south-poland-7914<p>One miner has died and 16 were injured following a tremor in the Bielszowice coal mine, south Poland, on Thursday, PAP was told by the mine owner, the Polish Mining Group (PGG).</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 18:55:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1a1z5q4z2gunwkfm6utmh.jpegNine miners suffered serious injuries and the remaining seven minor ones.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-miner-dead-16-injured-following-tremor-in-mine-in-south-poland-7914Victory for Swiss franc homebuyers as EU court rules in their favourhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/victory-for-swiss-franc-homebuyers-as-eu-court-rules-in-their-favour-7912<p>The European Union’s top court has ruled in favour of Polish homebuyers who took out mortgages in Swiss Francs, saying they can now ask Polish courts to convert their loans into PLN.</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:05:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2dw2bhp93m888qt8fxtq9l.jpegThe European Court of Justice ruled that those who took out mortgages in Swiss Francs can now ask national courts to annul the contracts. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/victory-for-swiss-franc-homebuyers-as-eu-court-rules-in-their-favour-7912Winners of InCredibles comp announcedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/winners-of-incredibles-comp-announced-7908<p>The latest winners of the InCredibles competition, a contest that gives the winning companies access to mentors, financiers and an opportunity to grow, were announced in Warsaw on Wednesday 2nd October.</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 15:42:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8gdvj8k2fllm07k38h20u.jpegThey are the champions.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/winners-of-incredibles-comp-announced-7908Late Polish Primate Wyszyński to be beatified - Vaticanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/late-polish-primate-wyszynski-to-be-beatified---vatican-7907<p>Pope Francis has approved a decree of beatification of late Polish Primate Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, justified by the miracle of healing that occurred through Wyszyński's intercession, the Vatican's press office announced on Wednesday.</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 14:07:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/92orepen25bcpffs0j42.jpegCardinal Wyszyński, called the Primate of the Millennium, was one of the key figures in Poland’s 20th-century history, who defended the country's religious freedom under communism. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/late-polish-primate-wyszynski-to-be-beatified---vatican-7907Slovenian and Serbian presidents join V4 meetinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/slovenian-and-serbian-presidents-join-v4-meeting-7906<p>The presidents of the Visegrad Group (V4: Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia) on the second day of their meeting in Lany, the Czech Republic, have been joined by the presidents of Slovenia and Serbia to discuss "the EU's open door policy."</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 13:58:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ym1eq9dmqkayl2hdf5e8.jpegPresidents from left: Czech Milos Zeman, Hungarian Janos Ader, Polish Andrzej Duda, Slovak Zuzana Caputova, Slovenian Borut Pahor and Serbian Aleksandar Vucic.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/slovenian-and-serbian-presidents-join-v4-meeting-7906Warsaw Dialogue for Democracy focuses on religious freedomhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-dialogue-for-democracy-focuses-on-religious-freedom-7905<p>The eighth Warsaw Dialogue for Democracy was held in the Polish capital on Thursday, focusing on the freedom of religion or belief and the governments' role in protecting this freedom.</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 13:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vd15mgcwtye4blmrowowvx.jpegCzaputowicz said that freedom of religion or belief is closely related to such fundamental rights as freedom of association or freedom of speech.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-dialogue-for-democracy-focuses-on-religious-freedom-7905Food for thought! More Poles choose vege dishes over meathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/food-for-thought-more-poles-choose-vege-dishes-over-meat-7903<p>Increasing numbers of Poles are turning their backs on meat-laden platters in favour of vegetarian and vegan dishes a new survey has found.</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 12:49:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/67vwfwqc8s9rfsoh5f6dzt.jpegNew survey shows increasing number of Poles no longer eat meat. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/food-for-thought-more-poles-choose-vege-dishes-over-meat-7903Paweł Fajdek wins hammer throw gold for Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pawel-fajdek-wins-hammer-throw-gold-for-poland-7901<p>Poland's Paweł Fajdek won hammer gold with a throw of 80.50m at IAAF World Athletics Championships, Doha 2019, Qatar on Wednesday.</p>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 09:07:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6h7pt5iqj7k7f6vqhvz6r.jpegThis is Fajdek's fourth straight hammer throw gold at world championships.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pawel-fajdek-wins-hammer-throw-gold-for-poland-7901Energy minister, IEA CEO discuss December Paris sessionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/energy-minister-iea-ceo-discuss-december-paris-session-7899<p>The December session of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris was the main topic of Wednesday's meeting in Warsaw between Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski and IEA CEO Fatih Birol. Tchorzewski has been chosen to chair the Paris talks.</p>Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:24:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ikha1y80a2wzspy7o27xn.jpegEnergy minister, IEA CEO discuss December Paris sessionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/energy-minister-iea-ceo-discuss-december-paris-session-7899Poland is sixth biggest economic partner of Germany - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-is-sixth-biggest-economic-partner-of-germany---report-7897<p>In the first five months of 2019, Poland surpassed Great Britain and became the sixth biggest economic partner of Germany in the world, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) said in a report on Poland's trade with Germany, published on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:17:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2qh5uez3ldoxmykda86agj.jpegPoland is sixth biggest economic partner of Germany - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-is-sixth-biggest-economic-partner-of-germany---report-7897Beautiful limited edition 19zł banknote issued to commemorate 100 years of Polish Security Printing Workshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beautiful-limited-edition-19zl-banknote-issued-to-commemorate-100-years-of-polish-security-printing-works-7892<p>A collectors’ 19zł banknote has been issued by the National Bank of Poland to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW).</p>Wed, 02 Oct 2019 16:12:00 +0200BusinessHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/k8y7gfutcmlv1g3ixe368e.jpegThe 19zł note has been issued to commemorate 100 years since the introduction of Polska Wytwórnia Papierów Wartościowych (PWPW), the Polish security printing works, in 1919.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beautiful-limited-edition-19zl-banknote-issued-to-commemorate-100-years-of-polish-security-printing-works-7892Picasso’s ‘Mermaid’ returns to apartment wall 66 years after being washed offhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/picassos-mermaid-returns-to-apartment-wall-66-years-after-being-washed-off-7890<p>Picasso’s drawing of a mermaid carrying a hammer will return to Warsaw, with plans to recreate the mural that disappeared in 1953.</p>Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:55:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u90pwik7ade3l38uxzw7ww.pngInstead of the sword carried by the mermaid on the Warsaw coat of arms, Picasso drew a hammer, a reference to the post-war pacifist movements of the time, which he supported.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/picassos-mermaid-returns-to-apartment-wall-66-years-after-being-washed-off-7890V4 meeting starts in Lany, Czech Republichttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/v4-meeting-starts-in-lany-czech-republic-7889<p>The EU budget, Brexit, climate protection and energy security will be among the topics of discussions between the heads of state of the Visegrad Group (V4) in Lany, the Czech Republic, on Wednesday and Thursday. Poland is represented by President Andrzej Duda.</p>Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:55:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8eyb89mj5riy5h630yk7lg.jpegL-R: Czech President Milos Zeman, Hungarian President Janos Ader, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Slovak President Zuzana Caputova attend the presidential summit of Visegrad Group.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/v4-meeting-starts-in-lany-czech-republic-7889Poland's Lisek wins bronze in pole vault at IAAF World Championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-lisek-wins-bronze-in-pole-vault-at-iaaf-world-championships-7887<p>Poland's Piotr Lisek came third in the IAAF World Championships Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday. The United States' Sam Kendricks defended his world champion title and Sweden's Armand Duplantis came second.</p>Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:29:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/etntkm98xxlrukrbs6ha7.jpegIt is Lisek's third World Championships medal after the 2015 bronze he won in Beijing and the 2017 silver won in London.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-lisek-wins-bronze-in-pole-vault-at-iaaf-world-championships-7887Boomtastic! New report shows how public and private investment has combined to turn Łódź into the city of tomorrowhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/boomtastic-new-report-shows-how-public-and-private-investment-has-combined-to-turn-lodz-into-the-city-of-tomorrow-7885<p>Łódź is a vibrant business hub with the potential to flourish even further as it embraces its newfound position as a blooming investment hotspot, according to a new report by the commercial real estate agency JLL and recruitment specialists HAYS Poland.</p>Wed, 02 Oct 2019 11:47:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/59wmazwz34mhh0zyymkl.jpegThe only way is up as Łódź is named one of the best places in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/boomtastic-new-report-shows-how-public-and-private-investment-has-combined-to-turn-lodz-into-the-city-of-tomorrow-7885Warsaw 3D firm to reconstruct face of mystery ‘princess’ found buried in log 2,000 years agohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-3d-firm-to-reconstruct-face-of-mystery-princess-found-buried-in-log-2000-years-ago-7882<p>A Polish museum is making a copy of the skeleton of an “ancient princess” using 3D technology.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 17:14:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qaseduyms8c4bycvf0rk.jpegThe woman’s skeleton was discovered in 1898 inside a log in a cliff by the beach near Kołobrzeg, in north-western Poland. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-3d-firm-to-reconstruct-face-of-mystery-princess-found-buried-in-log-2000-years-ago-7882EU's agriculture needs strategy, Polish commissioner nominee tells EPhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eus-agriculture-needs-strategy-polish-commissioner-nominee-tells-ep-7880<p>Poland's candidate for the EU agriculture commissioner, Janusz Wojciechowski, said at his hearing at the European Parliament on Tuesday that the European Union needs a long-term strategy for agriculture.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 16:28:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zyo722iw3m7p24xok29zr.jpegEU's agriculture needs strategy, Polish commissioner nominee tells EPhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eus-agriculture-needs-strategy-polish-commissioner-nominee-tells-ep-7880Poland's donations to NGOs on the rise in 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-donations-to-ngos-on-the-rise-in-2019-7878<p>Poles transferred to non-governmental organisations (NGO) PLN 874.4 million (EUR 199 million) in 2019, PLN 110.5 million (EUR 25.3 million) more than in the previous year, the Finance Ministry said on Monday.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 16:02:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3uy59pyauwdcj7ui42kodi.jpegPoland's donations to NGOs on the rise in 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-donations-to-ngos-on-the-rise-in-2019-7878Haired about this? Leading hair and beauty booking app Booksy gets over 100mln PLN expansion fundinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/haired-about-this-leading-hair-and-beauty-booking-app-booksy-gets-over-1mln-pln-expansion-funding-7875<p>A Polish app which makes making appointments for a haircut or beauty treatment easier has received a further 115 million PLN in series B funding.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 14:56:00 +0200BusinessStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ys7rhu0l9mkz1n9484pkv.jpegClever hair and beauty app Booksy is set for further expansion with new 1mln PLN investment. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/haired-about-this-leading-hair-and-beauty-booking-app-booksy-gets-over-1mln-pln-expansion-funding-7875Interwar architecture exhibition showcases five themes in five citieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/interwar-architecture-exhibition-showcases-five-themes-in-five-cities-7872<p>The National Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning is putting on a series of five exhibitions displaying a panorama of Polish architecture built after 1918. &nbsp;</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 13:31:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dh0cgcdqah62jytz8cz5dw.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/interwar-architecture-exhibition-showcases-five-themes-in-five-cities-7872Bank Millennium merges with Euro Bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bank-millennium-merges-with-euro-bank-7870<p>Bank Millennium has merged with Euro Bank and plans to make net revenues of PLN 1 billion (EUR 228.6 mln) in up to two years, the bank announced in a press release.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 12:44:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f3ufy9vduh6gu0t6uhc22e.jpegAccording to CEO Joao Bras Jorge Bank Millennium will keep its seventh position in the banking sector.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bank-millennium-merges-with-euro-bank-7870Poland needs EUR 700-900 bln for energy transformationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-needs-eur-700-900-bln-for-energy-transformation-7869<p>Poland's Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski declared on Tuesday that Poland needed ca. EUR 700-900 billion for a transformation leading to a net zero emission economy while the energy sector alone needed PLN 300-400 billion (EUR 68.6-91.5 billion).</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 12:26:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nhefl8u4i0syzju5iv63w.jpeg“Poland wants to catch up with Europe, not to perish. Each percent means huge costs,” said Tchórzewski.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-needs-eur-700-900-bln-for-energy-transformation-7869Bravo, Amaro! Warsaw chef voted one of WORLD’S best chefshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bravo-amaro-warsaw-chef-voted-one-of-worlds-best-chefs-7867<p>An award-winning Michelin star chef has been named one of the best chef’s in the world at the prestigious Best Chef Awards 2019 in Barcelona.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 12:03:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7sw0m8vg3htej1xpj8zkuu.jpegMichelin star chef Wojciech Amaro was voted one the best chef’s in the world at the Best Chef awards 2019 in Barcelona.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bravo-amaro-warsaw-chef-voted-one-of-worlds-best-chefs-7867Remembering Rembrandthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/remembering-rembrandt-7865<p>The Royal Castle in Warsaw joins the international celebration of Rembrandt Year with 36 original works by the Dutch master.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 10:55:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rbmxinfu43n0pz5qsdv9w2.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/remembering-rembrandt-7865PM not to take part in election campaign until after his father's funeralhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-not-to-take-part-in-election-campaign-until-after-his-fathers-funeral-7863<p>Kornel Morawiecki, the anti-communist opposition activist, leader of Fighting Solidarity, Senior Speaker of the Sejm (lower house) and father of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, will be laid to rest at Warsaw's Powązki Military cemetery.</p>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 10:11:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q8shu92ovmj08vafgqxymla.jpegDworczyk stressed that PM Morawiecki was very close to his father.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-not-to-take-part-in-election-campaign-until-after-his-fathers-funeral-7863Industrial development centre for companies opens in Poznanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/industrial-development-centre-for-companies-opens-in-poznan-7861<p>Poland's Industrial Development Agency (ARP) opened its fourth Service Centre for Companies (COP) in the western city of Poznan on Monday, to support small and medium-sized companies in Poland and abroad.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:53:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xfz7zlmilklbft4qcvu0m7.jpegIndustrial development centre for companies opens in Poznanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/industrial-development-centre-for-companies-opens-in-poznan-7861‘World on Fire’ sees UK premiere with all-star cast including Zofia Wichłaczhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/world-on-fire-sees-uk-premiere-with-all-star-cast-including-starring-zofia-wichlacz-7858<p>World on Fire, a World War II BBC One drama series with Zofia Wichłacz and Tomasz Kot premiered yesterday.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:34:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2br8ud878obbtj6nk54zf9.jpegThe seven episode WWII mini-series focuses on the characters and how their lives change against the backdrop of great human tragedy.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/world-on-fire-sees-uk-premiere-with-all-star-cast-including-starring-zofia-wichlacz-7858Foreign debt down in second quarter - Polish central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/foreign-debt-down-in-second-quarter---polish-central-bank-7856<p>Poland's foreign debt decreased to EUR 309.38 mln gross in the second quarter of 2019 from EUR 310.18 mln gross in the first quarter, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) said in a report on Monday.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:14:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8sq0rmnrobsm0kyi4auv7j.jpegForeign debt down in second quarter - Polish central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/foreign-debt-down-in-second-quarter---polish-central-bank-7856Polish presidential couple hosted by King and Queen of the Belgianshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-presidential-couple-hosted-by-king-and-queen-of-the-belgians-7854<p>Poland's President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda attended on Monday a gala luncheon in their honour hosted by the King of the Belgians, Philippe I and Queen Mathilde at the royal residence in Laeken.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:42:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lvkntv1n5wyqaczovx7tb.jpegPolish presidential couple hosted by King and Queen of the Belgians.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-presidential-couple-hosted-by-king-and-queen-of-the-belgians-7854PM’s father and anti-communist hero dies at age of 78https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pms-father-and-anti-communist-hero-dies-at-age-of-78-7850<p>The father of PM Mateusz Morawiecki has died following a short battle with cancer.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:49:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wb0ddyhfd7gdpjhhcw8v7.jpegIn January this year, Kornel Morawiecki revealed he was suffering from cancer of the pancreas. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pms-father-and-anti-communist-hero-dies-at-age-of-78-7850Crowds flock in for big day at Warsaw raceshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/crowds-flock-in-for-big-day-at-warsaw-races-7841<p>Sunday saw the Wielka Warszawska (Great Warsaw) Race at Warsaw’s Służewiec Racecourse, one of the highlights of the equestrian calendar. Like the famed Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the race attracts thousands of visitors each year, and this year's race was particularly important as it marked the 80th anniversary of the Służewiec course. The winner of the big race was Pride of Poland, a 3-year-old mare ridden by Slovak jockey Michal Abik.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:33:00 +0200SportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mih42pitgipsejd0tttmtf.pngPride of Poland crosses the finishing line to the delight of fans.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/crowds-flock-in-for-big-day-at-warsaw-races-7841More work permits issued to foreigners in H1 - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/more-work-permits-issued-to-foreigners-in-h1---stats-office-7840<p>In the first half of 2019, a total of 217,300 work permits were issued to foreigners in Poland, up from 147,980 in the first six months of 2018, the country's statistical office GUS said on Monday.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:05:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wffuyjfo19jkp1bppg3e.jpegUkrainians constituted the largest group of all foreigners granted a work permit.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/more-work-permits-issued-to-foreigners-in-h1---stats-office-7840List of 50 richest Polish women published - presshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/list-of-50-richest-polish-women-published---press-7838<p>A list of the 50 richest Polish women has been published by the Wprost weekly. Dominika Kulczyk, the daughter of the late billionaire Jan Kulczyk, placed first with her assets estimated at PLN 9 billion (EUR 2.05 billion).</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:44:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ehb67bcg8umuo3wuo46q2.jpegThe richest Dominika Kulczyk: her assets are estimated at PLN 9 billion (EUR 2.05 billion).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/list-of-50-richest-polish-women-published---press-7838European Camerimage Film Centre to be built in Toruńhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/european-camerimage-film-centre-to-be-built-in-torun-7837<p>A contract for the building and joint-running of the European Camerimage Film Centre in Toruń, north-central Poland, has been signed by Culture Minister Piotr Gliński, Toruń Mayor Michał Zaleski and Camerimage Festival Director Marek Żydowicz.</p>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 10:35:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ac5bcvmvywk9m2avwltak7.jpegCamerimage is acknowledged to be one of biggest film festivals in the world devoted to the art of cinematography. Pictured Culture Minister Piotr Gliński (C), Toruń Mayor Michał Zaleski (R) and Camerimage Festival Director Marek Żydowicz (L).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/european-camerimage-film-centre-to-be-built-in-torun-7837Make vroom for Warsaw’s latest museum! New museum celebrates the cult Polski Fiathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/make-vroom-for-warsaws-latest-museum-new-museum-celebrates-the-cult-polski-fiat-7829<p>Regarded as a pootling figure of fun by some and a curious relic of bygone times by others, history has not judged Polish Fiat all too kindly. Now though, Warsaw’s latest museum hopes to redress the balance by placing the often maligned brand on the pedestal it deserves.</p>Sun, 29 Sep 2019 16:25:00 +0200SportHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vwvl6gog8xaaconx23bam.jpegIcon of the open road. A glossy 126p in just one of the museum’s many exhibits.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/make-vroom-for-warsaws-latest-museum-new-museum-celebrates-the-cult-polski-fiat-7829Polish presidential couple attend WWII Flanders liberation ceremonieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-presidential-couple-attend-wwii-ceremonies-in-belgium-7827<p>Poland's President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda on Sunday in Lommel, north-east Belgium, took part in events marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Flanders by the 1st Polish Armoured Division under Gen. Stanislaw Maczek.</p>Sun, 29 Sep 2019 16:17:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4x9imhu3n4ooo5dwct61x.jpegPolish presidential couple attend WWII ceremonies in Belgium.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-presidential-couple-attend-wwii-ceremonies-in-belgium-7827Let there be light! Hundreds of thousands head to Łódź to see the city sparkle for stunning annual light festivalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/let-there-be-light-hundreds-of-thousands-head-to-lodz-to-see-the-city-sparkle-for-stunning-annual-light-festival-7823<p>Returning for the ninth time, the annual Light. Move. Festival. has seen the city of Łódź bathed in a sea of spectacular light and colour, thrilling audience figures that are set to break last year’s record of 700,000.</p>Sun, 29 Sep 2019 12:16:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tbggcp8a7nfn59j2roujm.jpegLet the light shine on: Łódż’s Nevsky Catherdral lit up during the festival.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/let-there-be-light-hundreds-of-thousands-head-to-lodz-to-see-the-city-sparkle-for-stunning-annual-light-festival-7823Polish presidential couple arrive in Belgiumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-presidential-couple-arrive-in-belgium-7821<p>President Andrzej Duda and his wife arrived in the Kingdom of Belgium on Saturday on a three-day official visit. On Sunday, the Polish presidential couple will attend events marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Flanders by Polish soldiers.</p>Sat, 28 Sep 2019 17:35:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4roumc3ef7ysdc8ay8i7a.jpegPolish presidential couple arrive in Belgiumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-presidential-couple-arrive-in-belgium-7821Moniuszko gets multi-cultural makeover in culture-bending albumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/moniuszko-gets-multi-cultural-makeover-in-culture-bending-album-7817<p>Once again I want to return to the music of Stanisław Moniuszko, as we still celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of the Polish romantic composer. Now, if you think his music is just tied to Polish culture, an album from Maria Pomianowska will make you think again!</p>Sat, 28 Sep 2019 17:07:00 +0200Dan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eqh4oj8u0apmzm2an1acb.jpegPomianowska’s album takes Moniuszko’s music to somewhere it has never been before.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/moniuszko-gets-multi-cultural-makeover-in-culture-bending-album-7817So good to “bee” back home: houses for winged insects open again after restorationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/so-good-to-bee-back-home-houses-for-winged-insects-open-again-after-restoration-7813<p>Eye-catching and creative insect houses have undergone a revamp in a Warsaw park in a bid to provide some top-end housing for flying bugs during the colder months.</p>Sat, 28 Sep 2019 14:31:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rx955yelln5tfl0zyxmc4.jpegThe renovated homes provide insect friendly habitat.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/so-good-to-bee-back-home-houses-for-winged-insects-open-again-after-restoration-7813Famous Polish film and theatre actor dieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/famous-polish-film-and-theatre-actor-dies-7811<p>Jan Kobuszewski, an outstanding Polish theatre and film actor, comedian and director, died at the age of 85 in Warsaw on Saturday, PAP was told by the Kwadrat Theatre.</p>Sat, 28 Sep 2019 12:44:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m9yojymt8nfqp7551q2hu.jpegFamous Polish film and theatre actor dieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/famous-polish-film-and-theatre-actor-dies-7811Women on the up in the Polish workplace finds new global reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/women-on-the-up-in-the-polish-workplace-finds-new-global-report-7808<p>Poland is ranked as one of the best countries in the world for female employees, a new report has found.</p>Sat, 28 Sep 2019 12:15:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ehz1mzp7jgvhzc06xogpl4.jpegPoland has reduced female unemployment from 18 percent in 2000 to 5 percent in 2017.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/women-on-the-up-in-the-polish-workplace-finds-new-global-report-7808Inspirational story of singer Kingahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/inspirational-story-of-singer-kinga-366<p>Meet the heartwarming story of the Polish singer making a new life in the UK with a special 2-song performance from her new album!</p>Fri, 27 Sep 2019 18:18:00 +0200Heart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qb2j58hm6wcp84xi7fhv4.jpegInspirational story of singer Kingahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/inspirational-story-of-singer-kinga-366Wrocław firm is on the ball with first-of-its-kind football laws apphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wroclaw-firm-is-on-the-ball-with-first-of-its-kind-football-laws-app-7805<p>A Wrocław-based IT developer has teamed up with the International Football Association Board (IFAB) to create the first app to help fans understand the laws of football.</p>Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:33:00 +0200https://images.thefirstnews.com/a3eytms6q7hdzn3oily54p.jpegThe application allows the information to be stored on a phone and lets the user search the laws using key words, highlight sections and insert their own notes to help them with future reference. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wroclaw-firm-is-on-the-ball-with-first-of-its-kind-football-laws-app-7805Artist gives classic card game environmental twist with beautiful illustrations of endangered animalshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/artist-gives-classic-card-game-environmental-twist-with-beautiful-illustrations-of-endangered-animals-7801<p>An artist has designed a game of memory with pictures of animals that are endangered in Poland.</p>Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:12:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hikim00sm79s47pcmcrdx8.jpegThe game helps to publicize the number of endangered species in Poland and reach more people, including young people.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/artist-gives-classic-card-game-environmental-twist-with-beautiful-illustrations-of-endangered-animals-7801National Cloud Operator becomes strategic partner of Google Cloudhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/national-cloud-operator-becomes-strategic-partner-of-google-cloud-7794<p>Poland's National Cloud Operator (Operator Chmury Krajowej, OChK) announced the conclusion of a strategic agreement with Google on Friday, thanks to which OChK will offer Google cloud computing services and a Google Cloud region will be set up in Warsaw.</p>Fri, 27 Sep 2019 14:47:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qls4nt05lir8s3kl8kcjd.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/national-cloud-operator-becomes-strategic-partner-of-google-cloud-7794Increasing numbers of workers heading to Poland as new report shows country takes on MORE than USA and Germanyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/increasing-numbers-of-workers-heading-to-poland-as-new-report-shows-country-takes-on-more-than-usa-and-germany-7792<p>Poland is the world’s most popular destination for temporary labour migrants for the second year running, according to a new report released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).</p>Fri, 27 Sep 2019 12:48:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/soy0r1ajbvhnpqlj8jkn2f.jpegThe report reflects the lure Poland’s buzzing economy appears to have over foreigners, with thousands of people, especially from Ukraine, heading to the country to find jobs.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/increasing-numbers-of-workers-heading-to-poland-as-new-report-shows-country-takes-on-more-than-usa-and-germany-7792mBank's parent Commerzbank approves strategy; seeks to sell lenderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mbanks-parent-commerzbank-approves-strategy-seeks-to-sell-lender-7790<p>Listed lender mBank's German parent Commerzbank approved a new business strategy assuming the sale of majority stake in the Polish unit, mBank said in a market filing out Thursday evening.</p>Fri, 27 Sep 2019 11:53:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/66fpwwrqzf5yzxtkc0udq.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mbanks-parent-commerzbank-approves-strategy-seeks-to-sell-lender-7790Grisly remains of WWII soldier who died defending Poland against Hitler’s invasion found in shallow gravehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/grisly-remains-of-wwii-soldier-who-died-defending-poland-against-hitlers-invasion-found-in-shallow-grave-7782<p>Archeologists have discovered the remains of a Polish soldier on Westerplatte in Gdańsk.</p>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 19:48:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rtgjhkjo5wcrpzptgk26.jpegDating back to the outbreak of World War II, the skeleton is the first discovery of this kind since 1963.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/grisly-remains-of-wwii-soldier-who-died-defending-poland-against-hitlers-invasion-found-in-shallow-grave-7782Poznan University expands cooperation with Chinese Universitieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-university-expands-cooperation-with-chinese-universities-7780<p>The University of Life Sciences in Poznan, west-central Poland, is set to widen its links with universities in China in connection with the new Silk Road network.</p>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 16:41:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ffw9ko0cn25hc58i7ftonv.jpegPoznan University expands cooperation with Chinese Universities.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-university-expands-cooperation-with-chinese-universities-7780Stunning new VR experience teaches history like never beforehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-new-vr-experience-teaches-history-like-never-before-7778<p>A new virtual reality learning experience is helping bring Polish history alive through face-to-face meetings with the legendary Józef Piłsudski.</p>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:55:00 +0200ScienceHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/br12s466g3n9in23wms0f.pngUnveiled at the 20th Universal Congress of Polish Historians in Lublin the immersive learning experience called ‘Józef Piłsudski – The Marshal of Polish hearts’ helps users learn about Polish history. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-new-vr-experience-teaches-history-like-never-before-7778How Mars-elous! Space ‘umbilical cord’ for Red Planet exploration is ready to gohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/how-mars-elous-space-umbilical-cord-for-red-planet-exploration-is-ready-to-go-7776<p>Polish space engineers are helping take exploration of Mars to a new level with an outer space ‘umbilical cord’.</p>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:35:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/k0z76ulehuoav3kfmgdb5.jpegThe device from SENER Polska will play a crucial role in the ExoMars mission which is looking for traces of life both on and below the Red Planet’s surface.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/how-mars-elous-space-umbilical-cord-for-red-planet-exploration-is-ready-to-go-7776Feel The Revolution! Groundbreaking Warsaw club recognized by UEFA as the "Best Grassroots Football Cub" in EUROPEhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/feel-the-revolution-groundbreaking-warsaw-club-recognized-by-uefa-as-the-best-grassroots-football-cub-in-europe-7773<p>Poland’s first ‘democratic football club’ has been named Europe’s “Best Grassroots Club” by UEFA. &nbsp;</p>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 17:44:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pw8fqyoo9zm1kmm28pld.jpegThough founded just four years ago, ZŁY have cause to celebrate after being honoured by UEFA and thrust into the global spotlight. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/feel-the-revolution-groundbreaking-warsaw-club-recognized-by-uefa-as-the-best-grassroots-football-cub-in-europe-7773This beautiful flower-art installation at an old tram stop will make your Daisy!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/this-beautiful-flower-art-installation-at-an-old-tram-stop-will-make-your-daisy-7769<p>A Łódź tram stop has been transformed into a work of art with dried flowers replacing glass.</p>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 15:52:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sn7vffts12qih6ck1xstj.jpegDominika Cebula’s installation has changed the tram stop into a little work of art, with countless dried flowers embedded in resign instead of glass.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/this-beautiful-flower-art-installation-at-an-old-tram-stop-will-make-your-daisy-7769Around 3,600 Polish tourists stranded after travel agency collapseshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/around-3600-polish-tourists-stranded-after-travel-agency-collapses-7767<p>About 3,600 Polish tourists have been stranded in 29 countries, mainly in the Mediterranean basin, following the collapse of Neckermann Polska and its parent company, the British travel operator Thomas Cook, Poland's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday..</p><article><br></article>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:55:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o02z51y1fun8yskftuvo.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/around-3600-polish-tourists-stranded-after-travel-agency-collapses-7767Poland opens first coal mine in 25 yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-opens-first-coal-mine-in-25-years-7766<p>Poland opened its first coal mine since 1994 near the town of Jastrzebie Zdroj in south Poland on Wednesday. PM Mateusz Morawiecki, who attended the ceremony, said the new facility will build up the strength of the Polish industry.</p>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:48:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7p6rq0ipxo3lm16by7f47p.jpegThe Bzie-Debina mine was built by Polish mining company JSW, the biggest producer of coking coal in the EU.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-opens-first-coal-mine-in-25-years-7766Tooth scary! Dentist creates horror video game in MS Painthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tooth-scary-dentist-creates-horror-video-game-in-ms-paint-7759<p>A Polish dentist has created a creepy, Japanese-inspired video game in black and white using MS Paint.</p>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 12:03:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wyiz6qtkervj63c2c2uv9.jpegThe game draws on dentist Paweł Kozmiński’s fascination with Japanese horror, which he first encountered as a child in the 1990s.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tooth-scary-dentist-creates-horror-video-game-in-ms-paint-7759First Polish hybrid train makes its maiden journey in Gdanskhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-polish-hybrid-train-makes-its-maiden-journey-in-gdansk-7757<p>Poland's first 'Impuls" 36 WEh hybrid passenger train made its first every trip to mark the opening of the Traco 13th International Railway Fair which began in Gdansk, northern Poland, on Tuesday. </p>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:41:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m2nmqmblwg014x07vurol6g.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-polish-hybrid-train-makes-its-maiden-journey-in-gdansk-7757Polish actor honoured with France's Order of Arts and Lettershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-actor-honoured-with-frances-order-of-arts-and-letters-7755<p>Polish actor and director Andrzej Seweryn received the insignia of the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters from French Ambassador in Poland Pierre Levy, in Warsaw, on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:47:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/73lj3zhnkf633mapd633hx.jpegPolish actor honoured with France's Order of Arts and Letters.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-actor-honoured-with-frances-order-of-arts-and-letters-7755Record breaker! Quick-fingered Beata sets new Guinness world record for making over 1,000 pierogi in just one hourhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/record-breaker-quick-fingered-beata-sets-new-guinness-world-record-for-making-over-1000-pierogi-in-just-one-hour-7750<p>A woman in southern Poland has beaten the Guinness World Record for the fastest pierogi-making, making over a thousand of them in an hour – or one every 3.4 seconds.</p>Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:26:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/k38qewpezceuomxu2381t.jpegBeata Jasek smashed the world record for the fastest pierogi-making, producing a breath-taking 1,066 pierogi in just an hour.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/record-breaker-quick-fingered-beata-sets-new-guinness-world-record-for-making-over-1000-pierogi-in-just-one-hour-7750Signed declaration reveals details of US military presence in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/signed-declaration-reveals-details-of-us-military-presence-in-poland-7749<p>Pawel Soloch head of the National Security Bureau told PAP that the declaration signed by President Andrzej Duda and US President Donald Trump in New York on Monday deepens the military cooperation between the two countries.</p>Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:33:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u5ygwxs4ofq4w63dftsn.jpegSigned declaration reveals details of US military presence in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/signed-declaration-reveals-details-of-us-military-presence-in-poland-7749They’ve done it! Polish Eagles fly into semi-finals following 3-0 demolition of Germany in thrilling European Volleyball championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/theyve-done-it-polish-eagles-fly-into-semi-finals-following-3-0-demolition-of-germany-in-thrilling-european-volleyball-championships-7747<p><span lang="EN-US">Poland’s volleyball kings gave Germany a resounding 3-0 thrashing on Sunday to get through to the European Championship semi-finals - and then had to be rescued by the PM after being stranded at Amsterdam airport.</span></p>Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:50:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c3y5qxeq5q8eayct48se4.jpegCaptain Michał Kubiak’s eagles flew into an early lead to take an easy 25-19, 25-21, 25-18 victory over the Germans at the quarter-finals match in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/theyve-done-it-polish-eagles-fly-into-semi-finals-following-3-0-demolition-of-germany-in-thrilling-european-volleyball-championships-7747Uni boffins create life-saving search and rescue system which differentiates how people movehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/uni-boffins-create-life-saving-search-and-rescue-system-which-differentiates-how-people-move-7745<p><span lang="EN-US">A system which reduces the amount of time taken to locate missing people on open ground has been developed by scientists from the University of Wroclaw.</span></p>Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:38:00 +0200BusinessScienceStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yqb8mosk4l1mpkx07nj9.jpegThe Search and Rescue Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SARUAV) produces images taken from unmanned aircraft to automatically assist in search operations by showing rescuers potential sites on map reports.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/uni-boffins-create-life-saving-search-and-rescue-system-which-differentiates-how-people-move-7745Trump announces Poland visit soonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/trump-announces-poland-visit-soon-7743<p>US President Donald Trump on Monday announced that he will visit Poland soon. Trump, who made the announcement during a meeting with Polish head of state Andrzej Duda, said he had fond memories of his last visit to Poland. </p>Tue, 24 Sep 2019 08:18:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wwcshc9u1ynwnriqa99rcs.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/trump-announces-poland-visit-soon-7743Polish, Korean presidents discuss economic cooperationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-korean-presidents-discuss-economic-cooperation-7741<p>South Korean investment in Poland was in the focus of talks held in New York on Monday between Polish and Korean Presidents, Andrzej Duda and Moon Jae-in.</p>Mon, 23 Sep 2019 21:16:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/opgn5e4ykuo3w3c3jvdd.jpegPolish, Korean presidents discuss economic cooperationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-korean-presidents-discuss-economic-cooperation-7741Concert commemorates Polish Radio’s final musical broadcast before German occupationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/concert-commemorates-polish-radios-final-musical-broadcast-before-german-occupation-7738<p>On September 23, 80 years ago the last live concert broadcasted by interwar Polish Radio was silenced by the German bombs falling on Warsaw. &nbsp;In the midst of war, Władysław Szpilman was performing a Frederic Chopin recital.</p>Mon, 23 Sep 2019 17:44:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8az6rvrm05x4i69h3percx.jpegMarcin Masecki invokes the memory of the last broadcast by playing the same music played on September 23, 1939.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/concert-commemorates-polish-radios-final-musical-broadcast-before-german-occupation-7738Krakow and Edinburgh extend partnership agreementhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-and-edinburgh-extend-partnership-agreement-7736<p>A partnership agreement between Krakow, southern Poland, and Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, was extended at a ceremony which took place in the latter city during the two-day #KrakowExperience festival, the Polish embassy in London announced on Sunday.</p>Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:37:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/oibivoew1hc5uik2q4mo3k.jpegKrakow and Edinburgh extend partnership agreementhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-and-edinburgh-extend-partnership-agreement-7736Polish, US presidents set to sign defence dealhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-us-presidents-set-to-sign-defence-deal-7733<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda, who began a four-day US visit on Sunday, is scheduled to meet US leader Donald Trump in New York on Monday when the two presidents are expected to sign a military agreement on locations for more American troops in Poland.</p>Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:30:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hs475r3g2puyqpadez8m7d.jpegPolish, US presidents set to sign defence dealhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-us-presidents-set-to-sign-defence-deal-7733Here’s to homeless hounds: photos of dogs seeking homes to appear on bottle labelshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/heres-to-homeless-hounds-photos-of-dogs-seeking-homes-to-appear-on-bottle-labels-7729<p>Pictures of stray dogs will appear on bottles of a health drink in a bid to find the homeless hounds a new place to live.</p>Mon, 23 Sep 2019 15:01:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b8y6mz4b0p3vav6uox0hh.pngThe pictures come with the dog’s name and the phone number of the shelter where it is being held.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/heres-to-homeless-hounds-photos-of-dogs-seeking-homes-to-appear-on-bottle-labels-7729Holland picks up best-movie award for film about the Ukraine’s Great Faminehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/holland-picks-up-best-movie-award-for-film-about-the-ukraines-great-famine-7727<p>An Agnieszka Holland movie focusing on the work of a Welsh journalist who exposed the massive scale of the famine in Stalinist Ukraine before the war has picked up the Golden Lion for the best film at the Gdynia Film Festival.</p>Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:07:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s9dkh1z0uaq20xep6kn09x.jpegHolland in Gdynia with her best-picture award for ‘Citizen Jones’.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/holland-picks-up-best-movie-award-for-film-about-the-ukraines-great-famine-7727Mass burial in Warsaw for 22 soldiers murdered by the communistshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mass-burial-in-warsaw-for-22-soldiers-murdered-by-the-communists-7721<p><span lang="EN-GB">Twenty-two soldiers murdered by the communist authorities were buried in Warsaw's Powązki Military Cemetery on Sunday with military honours.</span></p>Sun, 22 Sep 2019 17:32:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mep389lbqpr9yjds8rzpo.jpegA soldier carries the remains of just one of the victims buried on Sunday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mass-burial-in-warsaw-for-22-soldiers-murdered-by-the-communists-7721Winner chosen for design of PLN-250 million army museumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/winner-chosen-for-design-of-pln-250-million-army-museum-7717<p>An international competition to design a spatial concept and permanent exhibition for the Polish Army Museum concluded last week with a local architectural studio, NM Architecki, beating off competition from 10 other finalists to emerge victorious.</p>Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:58:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8q4cxyor9mek148o2nc4g.jpegMaking a point: a life-size visualisation of a cavalry charge will be one of the highlights of the museum.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/winner-chosen-for-design-of-pln-250-million-army-museum-7717Hiding place of priceless Warsaw Ghetto chronicle to be marked by memorialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hiding-place-of-priceless-warsaw-ghetto-chronicle-to-be-marked-by-memorial-7715<p><span lang="EN-GB">The hiding place in the Warsaw Ghetto where the first canister containing part of the Ringelblum Archive was discovered after the end of the Second World War is to be commemorated with a monument.</span></p>Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:43:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m4yk4j1wcxfp7h6o3vc5e.jpegThe design of the monument will reflect the original hiding place of some of archive. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hiding-place-of-priceless-warsaw-ghetto-chronicle-to-be-marked-by-memorial-7715Hot of the press: company comes up with country’s first printed househttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hot-of-the-press-company-comes-up-with-countrys-first-printed-house-7712<p>A Polish start-up has produced the country’s first 3D printed house. Printed out of concrete using a special printer, it could pave the way to innovation in the housing industry.</p>Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:49:00 +0200Start-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2570wuz8e4c59ffok5xdtx.jpegStarting blocks: a concrete cabin constructed using a pioneering 3D technique.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hot-of-the-press-company-comes-up-with-countrys-first-printed-house-7712The horror: the terrifying history linking a small Silesian town to Mary Shelly’s ‘Frankenstein’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-horror-the-terrifying-history-linking-a-small-silesian-town-to-mary-shellys-frankenstein-7709<p><span lang="EN-GB">In 1606 the Silesian town of Frankenstein, now Ząbkowice Śląskie, was shocked by the arrest and then execution of eight gravediggers accused of starting a plague. Their notorious trial became known throughout Europe. &nbsp;Now 413 years almost to the day after the infamous trial began, TFN takes a look at a mysterious case that some claim was one of the inspirations for Mary Shelley’s novel ‘Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus’.</span></p>Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:20:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gz30e92er0lbiovader0s7.jpegThe historic town of Ząbkowice Śląskie. Over 400 years ago it was rocked by plague and the savage punishment inflicted on those believed to have spread the disease.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-horror-the-terrifying-history-linking-a-small-silesian-town-to-mary-shellys-frankenstein-7709Kwiecinski named Poland's new finance ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kwiecinski-named-polands-new-finance-minister-7707<p>The incumbent Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwiecinski was appointed as finance minister by president Andrzej Duda at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on Friday and will now simultaneously hold both posts. </p>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:06:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dxnpeqrmzdem55i11xcfjd.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kwiecinski-named-polands-new-finance-minister-7707Poland's youth take part in Global Climate Strikehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-youth-take-part-in-global-climate-strike-7705<p>As part of Friday's Global Climate Strike, tens of thousands of young Poles took to the streets of around 60 cities nationwide. The event was organised by the Youth Climate Strike (MSK) group. Thousands of cities around the world took part in the protest.</p>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:55:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wm5dfkgna3gggb7qtrl2ru.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-youth-take-part-in-global-climate-strike-7705Crisis team meets after divers discover WWII “earthquake” bomb in shipping channelhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/crisis-team-meets-after-divers-discover-wwii-earthquake-bomb-in-shipping-channel-7702<p><span lang="EN-GB">The largest unexploded bomb ever to be found in Poland has been discovered in one of the country’s busiest shipping channels.</span></p>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:28:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vt1kl5bekqijalat7dh5.jpegA Tallboy is readied for a mission. The bomb could leave a crater 24-metres deep.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/crisis-team-meets-after-divers-discover-wwii-earthquake-bomb-in-shipping-channel-7702'I so admire Polish people and Poland' Writer Brin Besthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/i-so-admire-polish-people-and-poland-writer-brin-best-364<p>A chance meeting with an ice-cream seller set off a lifelong interest in Poland for writer Brin Best. In recent years he's released a book on Polish people's contribution to life in Britain that garnered much media praise.<br><br>'This country has been through so much, it's been through so many struggles, the Polish story inspires me,' says Brin. 'I was in a church in Malbork and it was such a profound moment, I do so admire Polish people and the nation of Poland.' Writing the book was a labour of love, but one Brin was determined to carry out.<br><br>Discover Brin's passion for Poland and the positive, optimistic story of Poles in the UK.</p>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:22:00 +0200LifeHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5rlar8sr3ejw2xu323u8mb.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/i-so-admire-polish-people-and-poland-writer-brin-best-364Mother sets up preschool for her autistic child after being unable to place her in education systemhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mother-sets-up-preschool-for-her-autistic-child-after-being-unable-to-place-her-in-education-system-7699<p>A mother who was unable to find a preschool for her autistic child has created her own school to provide a bright, welcoming place where young children can play and learn.</p>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:05:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/42w5auf6dx487vubyf14qi.jpegUsing soft colours and a lot of natural light the school aims to create a welcoming and sympathetic environment.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mother-sets-up-preschool-for-her-autistic-child-after-being-unable-to-place-her-in-education-system-7699Going green in sweatpants: fashion designer produces sustainable sportswearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/going-green-in-sweatpants-fashion-designer-produces-sustainable-sportswear-7696<p>A Polish designer has created a sustainable sportswear brand that uses materials such as waste coffee grounds to offer a greener alternative to the synthetic clothes usually worn to the gym.</p>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:01:00 +0200BusinessSporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ommw7b8swmk9paet9zbkzq.jpegNatalia Zawada: working to turn gym fashionwear green.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/going-green-in-sweatpants-fashion-designer-produces-sustainable-sportswear-7696Kubica confirms he will leave Williams at end of 2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kubica-confirms-he-will-leave-williams-at-end-of-2019-7694<p><span lang="EN-GB">Robert Kubica has said he will leave Williams at the end of the 2019 season.</span></p>Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:35:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0qi5h0r14mrnp8vffrawad.jpegSpeaking at a press conference ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix, Kubica said he had decided to leave Williams "in order to evaluate our opportunities" for the future.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kubica-confirms-he-will-leave-williams-at-end-of-2019-7694Fancy eatery is full of beans after being shortlisted for prestigious interior design awardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fancy-eatery-is-full-of-beans-after-being-shortlisted-for-prestigious-interior-design-award-7690<p>A Warsaw restaurant located in an old vodka factory has been shortlisted by the World Interiors News magazine for its 2019 restaurant award.</p>Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:35:00 +0200BusinessArt & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pw31uebg0vagggs41ulz2.jpegThe magazine’s awards cover the best of interior design ranging from hospitals, homes, shops to transport hubs, and anybody who comes out on top when the winners are announced in October will get a prestigious feather in their cap.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fancy-eatery-is-full-of-beans-after-being-shortlisted-for-prestigious-interior-design-award-7690Polish and US presidents to meet in New York on Mondayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-and-us-presidents-to-meet-in-new-york-on-monday-7688<p>Poland has received an offer from the American administration to organise a meeting between Polish President Andrzej Duda and US President Donald Trump this Monday in New York, Duda's chief aide Krzysztof Szczerski told PAP on Thursday.</p>Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:31:00 +0200https://images.thefirstnews.com/4rjtyqxddmixj3jyj69udo.jpegPolish and US presidents to meet in New York on Mondayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-and-us-presidents-to-meet-in-new-york-on-monday-7688Bonanza! Poland to get over 3 billion PLN grant to support business and societyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bonanza-poland-to-get-over-3-billion-pln-grant-to-support-business-and-society-7686<p>Poland is to receive 3.5 billion PLN for projects in the areas of health, home affairs, business and culture from the EEA and Norway Grants funds.</p>Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:14:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6sedvkcrq1scrocx0oyb7h.jpegThe 3.5 billion PLN grant from the EEA and Norway Grants funds are for projects in the areas of health, home affairs, business and culture.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bonanza-poland-to-get-over-3-billion-pln-grant-to-support-business-and-society-7686PM hails Silesia's potential for 21st-century economic growthhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-hails-silesias-potential-for-21st-century-economic-growth-7683<p>Appearing on a local radio station in Katowice (southern Poland), where he is running for re-election in the coming parliamentary ballot, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki hailed the Silesia region, of which Katowice is the capital, for its future potential.</p>Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:28:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jcp25mtenicwtxl49c9rc.jpegPM hails Silesia's potential for 21st-century economic growthhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-hails-silesias-potential-for-21st-century-economic-growth-7683Startup looks to take on cashless payment market with new product using Bluetoothhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/startup-looks-to-take-on-cashless-payment-market-with-new-product-using-bluetooth-7681<p dir="ltr">Neontri, Polish fintech startup is poised and ready to take on the American market.</p>Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:49:00 +0200BusinessStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vei8c0cjh7rdwp2upu4y.jpegThe platform uses an algorithm which locates two devices need to make a payment and safely carries out the transaction.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/startup-looks-to-take-on-cashless-payment-market-with-new-product-using-bluetooth-7681Snow joke! Norwegian island could SPLIT IN TWO warns Polish Arctic scientisthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/snow-joke-norwegian-island-could-split-in-two-warns-polish-arctic-scientist-7678<p dir="ltr">Polish researchers have discovered changes to the map of Norway, which could result in the country’s largest Arctic island splitting in two.</p>Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:05:00 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c1qyuz7v5tch1313vmbdl.jpegRadar soundings by Polish researchers show that Spitsbergen could split in two as the Hornsundbreen glacier on the island retreats every year.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/snow-joke-norwegian-island-could-split-in-two-warns-polish-arctic-scientist-7678In search of David: TFN travels to the town of Płońsk to discover the birthplace of Israel’s founding father, David Ben-Gurionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/in-search-of-david-tfn-travels-to-the-town-of-plonsk-to-discover-the-birthplace-of-israels-founding-father-david-ben-gurion-7671<p>Every year the somnambulant northern Mazovian town of Płońsk with its 22,000 inhabitants welcomes fleets of air-conditioned coaches ferrying Israeli teenagers to poke around its environs.</p>Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:03:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c051vfnl0yh46bfjl1qh7h.pngThe centre of gravity for any trip to Płońsk is the house on the market square in which Ben-Gurion lived as a child. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/in-search-of-david-tfn-travels-to-the-town-of-plonsk-to-discover-the-birthplace-of-israels-founding-father-david-ben-gurion-7671Majewski’s latest film The Valley of the Gods and its all-star cast to premiere at Gdynia film festivalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/majewskis-latest-film-the-valley-of-the-gods-and-its-all-star-cast-to-premiere-at-gdynia-film-festival-7668<p>The latest star-studded film from acclaimed director Lech Majewski, The Valley of the Gods, is to premiere at the Gdynia Film Festival.</p>Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:48:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wo2kxthmguam1hu6dqlh4.jpegHollywood A-listers Josh Hartnett, John Malkovich, Keir Dullea and Skyfall Bond girl Berenice Marlohe line up with director Lech Majewski ahead of the premiere of The Valley of the Gods.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/majewskis-latest-film-the-valley-of-the-gods-and-its-all-star-cast-to-premiere-at-gdynia-film-festival-7668Better pay and longer stay – Ukrainians in Poland say they feel ‘more at home’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/better-pay-and-longer-stay--ukrainians-in-poland-say-they-feel-more-at-home-7666<p>Ukrainians working in Poland are earning more and staying longer, according a new survey on the country’s largest national minority.</p>Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:59:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s14hak9u2jio7snpkl5fs.jpegThe survey found 33 percent expect to be paid PLN 13-15 an hour while 19 percent expected a salary of PLN 15-20.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/better-pay-and-longer-stay--ukrainians-in-poland-say-they-feel-more-at-home-7666Doomsday! 80 years ago today, Stalin invaded Poland. From this moment on, Poland’s wartime fate was sealedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/doomsday-80-years-ago-today-stalin-invaded-poland-from-this-moment-on-polands-wartime-fate-was-sealed-7662<p>Though best-known for Germany’s invasion of Poland, September 1939 bore witness to a second treachery, one every bit as heinous and underhand as that engineered by Hitler to the West.</p>Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:12:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/klacpbg0ir7r5vsvonzlv.jpegGerman and Soviet officers shake hands following the invasion.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/doomsday-80-years-ago-today-stalin-invaded-poland-from-this-moment-on-polands-wartime-fate-was-sealed-7662One dead, one missing after Polish yacht incident in Lithuaniahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-dead-one-missing-after-polish-yacht-incident-in-lithuania-7658<p>One person died and one is missing after a Polish sailing yacht with a crew of seven capsized in the Lithuanian zone on the Baltic Sea, spokesman of the Maritime Search and Rescue Service Rafal Goeck told PAP on Monday. </p>Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:25:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q7v7sxv876da06yrw49x0l.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-dead-one-missing-after-polish-yacht-incident-in-lithuania-7658Poland, Slovakia to support Ukraine in its reformshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-slovakia-to-support-ukraine-in-its-reforms-7656<p>Poland and Slovakia are expressing concerns over Russian activities in Ukraine, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said after meeting his Slovak counterpart Miroslav Lajcak in Warsaw on Monday. </p>Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:17:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z2y5kgjlhxm2gxflxnddm8.jpegMinister Lajcak noted the friendly Polish-Slovak relations and the role of cooperation of the Visegrad Group countries.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-slovakia-to-support-ukraine-in-its-reforms-7656Winner of classical music’s most expensive comp premieres in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/winner-of-classical-musics-most-expensive-comp-premieres-in-warsaw-7654<p dir="ltr">The European premiere of the winning composition in one of the world’s richest classical music prizes took place last night in Warsaw’s POLIN museum.</p>Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:08:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/txh8myskbs92w4g1jvpwvr.jpegThe European premiere of the winning composition for the Azrieli Commission for Jewish Music took place in Warsaw’s POLIN museum.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/winner-of-classical-musics-most-expensive-comp-premieres-in-warsaw-7654Monument to Poles who took refuge in India during WWII unveiled in moving ceremonyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/monument-to-poles-who-took-refuge-in-india-during-wwii-unveiled-in-moving-ceremony-7650<p><span lang="EN-US">A commemorative pillar dedicated to 5,000 Polish refugees who were given refuge after fleeing to India following the outbreak of WWII has been unveiled at a moving ceremony in the village of&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB">Valivade on the outskirts of Kolhapur.</span>&nbsp;</p>Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:35:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2ftf5ko039wscwgy3xujjf.jpegDeputy Foreign Minister Marcin_Przydacz and Poles who found safe haven in India the Maharaja of Kolhapur.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/monument-to-poles-who-took-refuge-in-india-during-wwii-unveiled-in-moving-ceremony-7650Largest hackathon in Europe held in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/largest-hackathon-in-europe-held-in-warsaw-7648<p dir="ltr">The largest hackathon event in Europe and the second largest in the world, after Saudi Arabia, has been held in Warsaw.</p>Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:56:00 +0200BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ryohw6p2vbir6rwraw4ks.jpegThe Hack Yeah hackathon is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world, after Saudi Arabia.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/largest-hackathon-in-europe-held-in-warsaw-7648IPN lashes out at Moscow’s attempts to justify Soviet WWII invasion of Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-no-no-ipn-lashes-out-at-moscows-attempts-to-justify-soviet-wwii-invasion-of-poland-7644<p>The Russian Federation’s recent attempts to justify the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and its secret protocol to divide Eastern Europe, including Poland, as well as to paint Poland as an ally of Nazi Germany and a potential threat to the Soviet Union in 1939 have been met by a fierce response from Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance (IPN).</p>Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:09:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7q0aoc9b7s5y779bnavhq.jpegThe Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact was a neutrality pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed in Moscow on August 23, 1939, by foreign ministers Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-no-no-ipn-lashes-out-at-moscows-attempts-to-justify-soviet-wwii-invasion-of-poland-7644Yes, they’ve done it again! Kielce students win Mars rover comp for 2nd time in a rowhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/yes-theyve-done-it-again-kielce-students-win-mars-rover-comp-for-2nd-time-in-a-row-7639<p>Students from Kielce have taken first place at this year’s European Rover Challenge.</p>Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:27:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r5yu3clw21rjltgrnixv.pngThe delighted Kielce team beat off competition from 40 other teams to take first place for their design. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/yes-theyve-done-it-again-kielce-students-win-mars-rover-comp-for-2nd-time-in-a-row-7639Brother and sister team lovingly restore forgotten spa town to its former gloryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/brother-and-sister-team-lovingly-restore-forgotten-spa-town-to-its-former-glory-7634<p>Nestled in a valley alongside the Dunajec river tributary, the historic resort of Szczawnica is getting a second lease of life.</p>Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:35:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hkwfs0emf2veejdq0y81.jpegNestled in a valley alongside the Dunajec river tributary, the historic resort of Szczawnica is getting a second lease of life.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/brother-and-sister-team-lovingly-restore-forgotten-spa-town-to-its-former-glory-7634Long-forgotten seminal Holocaust film re-emerges at Tel Aviv film festivalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/long-forgotten-first-ever-holocaust-film-re-emerges-at-tel-aviv-film-festival-7631<p>The first feature film made about the Holocaust using Auschwitz as a film set is to be shown again.</p>Sun, 15 Sep 2019 13:48:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/57k4q2kqsvkeu8cg6paqu8.jpegThe movie was filmed two and a half years after the camp’s liberation, between July and September 1947 and Soviet soldiers took part as extras. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/long-forgotten-first-ever-holocaust-film-re-emerges-at-tel-aviv-film-festival-7631The heart of Africa: This week Sergiusz teams up with Nat Geo snapper Dominik Skurzakhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-heart-of-africa-this-week-sergiusz-teams-up-with-nat-geo-snapper-dominik-skurzak-7627<p>It was plus thirty-five degrees Celsius in the morning, a couple of hours ago.</p>Sat, 14 Sep 2019 18:10:00 +0200Why So Serious?https://images.thefirstnews.com/e5zt152gy3i1tttzb38b8u.jpegPhotographer Dominik Skurzak wants tourists to discover the ‘heart of Africa’ through his boutique travel agency. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-heart-of-africa-this-week-sergiusz-teams-up-with-nat-geo-snapper-dominik-skurzak-7627Poland top of the class when it comes to pupil-teacher ratioshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-top-of-the-class-when-it-comes-to-pupil-teacher-ratios-7624<p>Poland has one of the lowest pupil-to-teacher ratios in the World and the 4th lowest in the European Union, according to a new report.</p>Sat, 14 Sep 2019 14:41:00 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3q3euv5z8xnuhov3kth5l.jpegPoland has one of the lowest pupil-to-teacher ratios in the World and the 4th lowest in the European Union, according to recent data. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-top-of-the-class-when-it-comes-to-pupil-teacher-ratios-7624Bone to fix! Doc creates spinal remedy for 80 percent of globe’s sufferershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bone-to-fix-doc-creates-spinal-remedy-for-80-percent-of-globes-sufferers-7621<p>A Polish neurosurgeon has created new spinal implants that could help up to 80 percent of the world’s population.</p>Sat, 14 Sep 2019 14:18:00 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/amt4rcy6mypxmqv0us79i.jpegNeurosurgeon Piotr Szydlik has developed a system of screws and rods which will provide stability to the spine while still allowing flexibility of movement.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bone-to-fix-doc-creates-spinal-remedy-for-80-percent-of-globes-sufferers-7621Holy moly! Komasa’s Corpus Christi chosen for Oscarshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/holy-moly-komasas-corpus-christi-chosen-for-oscars-7619<p>Polish film director Jan Komasa's latest film Corpus Christi, has been selected as Poland’s official entry for the US Academy Awards.</p>Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:48:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hgyvju67njiki80nbivf6h.jpegThe Oscar committee descried Jan Komasa’s new film Corpus Christi as 'a universal, moving and provocative story about the spiritual transformation of man, a new look at faith in God.'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/holy-moly-komasas-corpus-christi-chosen-for-oscars-7619Water good idea! Scientists devise new water treatment methodhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/water-good-idea-scientists-devise-new-water-treatment-method-7617<p>Scientists from the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Physical Chemistry &nbsp;have perfected a method of cleansing river and drinking water from harmful industrial solvents.</p>Fri, 13 Sep 2019 17:27:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/irwatvfnws80u44a9s7nm1l.jpegThe treatment method is a novel form of hydrogen purification that will leave both tap water and rivers cleaner and healthier. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/water-good-idea-scientists-devise-new-water-treatment-method-7617A tale of two cities: Fascinating exhibition looks at the histories of Gdynia and Tel Avivhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-tale-of-two-cities-fascinating-exhibition-looks-at-the-histories-of-gdynia-and-tel-aviv-7613<p>Though separated by 3000 kilometres, with one city built on the muddy silts of the Bay of Gdańsk and the other on the shifting sands of Samaria in central Israel, Gdynia and Tel Aviv have much in common.</p>Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:40:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g2ksfksly5c73lqv114qw.jpegThe POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews has broken down the barriers of land and sea to bring Gdynia and Tel Aviv together and tell their fascinating story.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/a-tale-of-two-cities-fascinating-exhibition-looks-at-the-histories-of-gdynia-and-tel-aviv-7613'I cried like a little child.' British-Polish Youtuber Stefan Tompsonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/i-cried-like-a-little-child-british-polish-youtuber-stefan-tompson-362<p>Discover how Stefan Tompson's hopes for filmmaking didn't turn out like he'd wanted, but the journey he's been on has changed him as a person.</p><p>Discover his thoughts on making films about Poland, surviving a serious accident, the importance of history in Poland and his hopes for the future.</p>Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:13:00 +0200HistoryHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8y5184qct5i6sjl8by7qc.png'I cried like a little child.' British-Polish Youtuber Stefan Tompson.https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/i-cried-like-a-little-child-british-polish-youtuber-stefan-tompson-362Poland's inflation in August at 2.9 percent - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-in-august-at-29-percent---stats-office-7611<p>Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 2.9 percent year on year in August 2019 and remained unchanged compared to July 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:31:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6slqiaydrtvkdm10ia5xaq.jpegIn July 2019, prices of consumer goods and services increased by 2.9 percent year on year and remained unchanged month on month.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-in-august-at-29-percent---stats-office-7611And here’s another one! Netflix announce new Polish series based on Harlan Coben’s bestselling book The Woodshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/and-heres-another-one-netflix-announce-new-polish-series-based-on-harlan-cobens-bestselling-book-the-woods-7609<p>Bestselling American author of thrillers and mysteries Harlan Coben’s novel The Woods has been commissioned by Netflix as a Polish original series.</p>Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:12:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wn0l0t54dfo6itlnulfhh7.jpegThe six-part adaptation will launch in 2020 and is directed by Leszek Dawid (L) and Bartosz Konopka (R).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/and-heres-another-one-netflix-announce-new-polish-series-based-on-harlan-cobens-bestselling-book-the-woods-7609Orlen Group opens its first petrol station in Slovakiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/orlen-group-opens-its-first-petrol-station-in-slovakia-7606<p>Unipetrol, the Czech subsidiary of Poland's fuel group PKN Orlen, has officially opened its first fuel service station in Slovakia under the Benzina brand.</p>Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:53:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0b7zf6vtwtou4hmu7r0r8qv.jpegUnipetrol, part of the Orlen Group, operates on the retail markets of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany and Lithuania. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/orlen-group-opens-its-first-petrol-station-in-slovakia-7606V4 unanimous on EU financial framework - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/v4-unanimous-on-eu-financial-framework---pm-7603<p>The Visegrad Group (V4, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia - PAP) are fully unanimous with regard to the structure of the EU's Multiannual Financial Framework, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said after Thursday's meeting of V4 prime ministers in Prague.</p>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:27:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zcadbtmfhs6kulks5h2kd.jpegV4 unanimous on EU financial frameworkhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/v4-unanimous-on-eu-financial-framework---pm-7603Sci-fi king Stanisław Lem is still considered master of his genrehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sci-fi-king-stanislaw-lem-is-still-considered-master-of-his-genre-7599<p>Philosopher and writer, Stanisław Lem, was born 98 years ago today.</p>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:38:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vmqjx0u0ugjb1vqk9kjb.jpegPhilosopher and sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem was born 98 years ago today.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sci-fi-king-stanislaw-lem-is-still-considered-master-of-his-genre-7599What a squeeze! World’s skinniest dwelling named as one of the planet’s most iconic houseshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/what-a-squeeze-worlds-skinniest-dwelling-named-as-one-of-the-planets-most-iconic-houses-7596<p>Widely considered to be the narrowest dwelling in the world, a Warsaw address is back in the news after being included on a list of international projects honoured by the prestigious portal Iconic Houses.</p>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:04:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kpy5hombtkm4l5qikjgde.jpegBuilt to serve as both an artistic installation and a residence for visiting artists, the house was named in celebration of its first invited guest, the Israeli author Etgar Keret (pictured).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/what-a-squeeze-worlds-skinniest-dwelling-named-as-one-of-the-planets-most-iconic-houses-7596Polish national air carrier resumes flights to Indiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-national-air-carrier-resumes-flights-to-india-7594<p>Poland's national air carrier LOT has resumed direct flights to India after many years, LOT CEO Rafał Milczarski has announced. On Wednesday, a Polish LOT Dreamliner left for New Delhi, which is LOT's sixth Asian destination.</p>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:17:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zsy7n32nkaltmi91q8cnbm.jpegThe LOT CEO expressed hope that thanks to this new connection, more Indian citizens will be able to travel to Europe and destinations outside Europe.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-national-air-carrier-resumes-flights-to-india-7594On a wing and a prayer! Virtually extinct bird of prey sees record number of new chickshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/on-a-wing-and-a-prayer-virtually-extinct-bird-of-prey-sees-record-number-of-new-chicks-7589<p>An endangered bird of prey has seen its numbers double over the last year.</p>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:19:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z9dgggo0orldsn6hhnc39g.jpegTwo times more Osprey chicks were hatched in the Lubuskie region of Poland than in previous years.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/on-a-wing-and-a-prayer-virtually-extinct-bird-of-prey-sees-record-number-of-new-chicks-7589Polish PM arrives in Prague for V4 meetinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-arrives-in-prague-for-v4-meeting-7587<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrived in Prague on Thursday to take part in a meeting of the prime ministers of the Visegrad Group countries, to focus on EU enlargement and the next multi-annual Union budget after 2020.</p>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:22:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b8jnh2n2liifydlwbyw7a.jpeg(L-R) Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban during the Visegrad Group (V4) and Western Balkan partners summit in Prague.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-arrives-in-prague-for-v4-meeting-7587Secret diary of 'Polish Anne Frank' to be published after being kept hidden in bank vault for 70 yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/secret-diary-of-polish-anne-frank-to-be-published-after-being-kept-hidden-in-bank-vault-for-70-years-7584<p>The diary of a teenage Jewish girl, dubbed the ‘Polish Anne Frank’, recording life in Nazi occupied Poland is to be published for the first time.</p>Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:47:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gdzfp0w3yhctswzmz8abs.jpegRenia Spiegel, who lived in the eastern town of Przemysl, began her diary in 1939, when she was 15 years old. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/secret-diary-of-polish-anne-frank-to-be-published-after-being-kept-hidden-in-bank-vault-for-70-years-7584Adorable bald guinea pig is internet ‘pet-lebrity’ with 200k-plus fanshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/adorable-bald-guinea-pig-is-internet-pet-lebrity-with-200k-plus-fans-7582<p>A bald guinea pig from Warsaw has become an Instagram sensation after stealing the hearts of over 200,000 fans.</p>Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:38:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ubyb7rnqc1sn0hjwylhi3l.jpegAdorable Ludwik is a 'skinny guinea pig', a special hairless breed of guinea pig.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/adorable-bald-guinea-pig-is-internet-pet-lebrity-with-200k-plus-fans-7582Police detain two foreigners in attack on Israeli studentshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/police-detain-two-foreigners-in-attack-on-israeli-students-7580<p>The police and prosecutor's office reported on Wednesday that they have identified the people who were directly related to the Saturday attack on Israeli students in Warsaw. Among them is a person of Palestinian origin. Two Armenian-Dutch were detained.</p>Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:34:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t97scb85babhzhkmqy8g5.jpegAccording to a spokesman for the Warsaw police Sylwester Marczak, further actions in this matter will be conducted within the framework of international cooperation.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/police-detain-two-foreigners-in-attack-on-israeli-students-7580App-y days! Pals invent new app that lets employees get paid earlyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/app-y-days-pals-invent-new-app-that-lets-employees-get-paid-early-7575<p>A new money app which allows you to get paid earlier than normal is gaining international praise from the world of finance.</p>Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:40:00 +0200BusinessStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6660xgod3n0pi65p1woxx.jpegThe new app plans to ‘disrupt’ traditional banking methods.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/app-y-days-pals-invent-new-app-that-lets-employees-get-paid-early-7575‘Grotesquely violent’ adaptation of The Painted Bird sees audiences flee screening, but critics loved ithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/grotesquely-violent-adaptation-of-the-painted-bird-sees-audiences-flee-screening-but-critics-loved-it-7571<p>A new film of The Painted Bird saw people trying to flee the cinema at its screening, because it was ‘too horrific’ to watch.</p>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:07:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gsvxea77xaftm4x2h93bl.jpegThe film is based on the book by Jerzy Kosiński who lied about his WWII childhood. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/grotesquely-violent-adaptation-of-the-painted-bird-sees-audiences-flee-screening-but-critics-loved-it-7571Poland – Homeland of Tolerance. A mobile exhibition on migrants in the Polish Parliamenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland--homeland-of-tolerance-a-mobile-exhibition-on-migrants-in-the-polish-parliament-7568<p>For centuries, Poland has been a multinational country with representatives of various cultures and religions living and working side by side, often fighting and even giving their lives for their homeland. The most important values professed were: honour, freedom, tolerance and hospitality. The exhibition “Poland – Homeland of Tolerance” explores these traditions and looks for their traces in the modern Polish society. </p>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 16:35:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2yh636lnifo1yuj47x4wy3.jpegHomeland of Tolerancehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland--homeland-of-tolerance-a-mobile-exhibition-on-migrants-in-the-polish-parliament-7568Janusz Wojciechowski a candidate for EC commissioner for agriculturehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/janusz-wojciechowski-a-candidate-for-ec-commissioner-for-agriculture-7567<p>Poland's Janusz Wojciechowski has been named a candidate for EC commissioner for agriculture. The incoming head of the EC named her 27-strong team on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:18:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/thlu0d2s78b0eb2d8657znf.jpegUrsula von der Leyen holds a press conference announcing her future team.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/janusz-wojciechowski-a-candidate-for-ec-commissioner-for-agriculture-7567Lesser known horror of Stalin’s Great Purge which saw over 100k Poles massacred goes on display in harrowing new exhibitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lesser-known-horror-of-stalins-great-purge-which-saw-over-100k-poles-massacred-goes-on-display-in-harrowing-new-exhibition-7565<p>An exhibition examining the ‘Polish Operation’ carried out by the NKVD during the Great Terror in the Soviet Union in the late 1930s in which around 111,000 Poles were murdered simply for being Polish has opened in Odessa, Ukraine.</p>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:58:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/y4rv49nlk4ixpu5681cfvs.jpegThe exhibition uses photographs and documents provided by the Ukrainian State Regional Archives as well as documents obtained from the Memorial Society and the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lesser-known-horror-of-stalins-great-purge-which-saw-over-100k-poles-massacred-goes-on-display-in-harrowing-new-exhibition-7565EU court overrules EC's decision on Opal pipelinehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-court-overrules-ecs-decision-on-opal-pipeline-7563<p>The Court of Justice of the European Union on Tuesday issued a favourable ruling for Poland by cancelling the EC decision to grant Gazprom 100 percent of the Opal pipeline's capacity.</p>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:35:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ndwz0jf0ejig5159se6tf.jpegOpal, which runs through Germany along Poland's western border, connects the Nord Stream I pipeline with the Yamal pipeline infrastructure and pipeline systems in the Czech Republic.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-court-overrules-ecs-decision-on-opal-pipeline-7563Make room for more! Warsaw’s lifestyle revolution captures the imagination as capital’s booming hotel market aims to emulate Berlinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/make-room-for-more-warsaws-lifestyle-revolution-captures-the-imagination-as-capitals-booming-hotel-market-aims-to-emulate-berlin-7561<p>Warsaw’s hotel revolution has been thrust into the spotlight after a report issued by JLL earlier in the summer asked if the Polish capital could develop into “a second Prague” in terms of its hotel offer.</p>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:16:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xup9al6zyn8fzpq1dbrke6.jpegLast year’s launch of the Raffles Europejski set a new benchmark in luxury.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/make-room-for-more-warsaws-lifestyle-revolution-captures-the-imagination-as-capitals-booming-hotel-market-aims-to-emulate-berlin-7561EBRD plans to step up investment in renewable energy projects in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ebrd-plans-to-step-up-investment-in-renewable-energy-projects-in-poland-7559<p>The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) plans to support the development of renewable energy projects in Poland. In 2019, it wants to invest more than in 2018, PAP has been told by an EBRD director.</p>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 10:07:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ellvhtmc3fewa2upq46x89.jpegAccording to Zieliński, EBRD is still interested in financing Poland's Baltic offshore wind farms, but “the projects are not ready yet.” https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ebrd-plans-to-step-up-investment-in-renewable-energy-projects-in-poland-7559Poland must make use of artificial intelligencehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-must-make-use-of-artificial-intelligence-7555<p>Poland must do everything to find itself among the leading countries in the use of artificial intelligence, said Minister of Digital Affairs Marek Zagorski on Monday.</p>Mon, 09 Sep 2019 19:40:00 +0200BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wf76n9obf288eeioy5fndh.jpegPoland must make use of artificial intelligence.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-must-make-use-of-artificial-intelligence-7555It’s back! Zaleski’s 19th century oil painting of Milan Cathedral returns after disappearing during Warsaw Uprisinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-back-zalewskis-19th-century-oil-painting-of-milan-cathedral-returns-after-disappearing-during-warsaw-uprising-7551<p>A lost oil painting by the ‘Warsaw Bellotto’ that disappeared from the capital during the Second World War has returned home after being handed over to the National Museum in Warsaw at an official ceremony. &nbsp;</p>Mon, 09 Sep 2019 17:28:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lewrvfnhucp3sxz74w5loq.jpegThe lost artwork which disappeared during the Second World War returned home after being handed over to the National Museum in Warsaw at an official ceremony. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-back-zalewskis-19th-century-oil-painting-of-milan-cathedral-returns-after-disappearing-during-warsaw-uprising-7551Despite coming fourth in volleyball championships our girls have every right to be proudhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/despite-coming-fourth-in-volleyball-championships-our-girls-have-every-right-to-be-proud-7548<p>Poland’s female volleyball team have taken fourth place in the Women’s European Championships following their 3-0 loss to Italy on Sunday.</p>Mon, 09 Sep 2019 16:21:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2ct0emqb7j6y2kjj1sus9o.jpegAlthough not winning a medal, the team left the historic four-country match which culminated in Turkey better placed than they have been for a decade.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/despite-coming-fourth-in-volleyball-championships-our-girls-have-every-right-to-be-proud-7548Ministry condemns attack on Israeli students in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ministry-condemns-attack-on-israeli-students-in-warsaw-7546<p>The Polish Foreign Ministry on Sunday condemned a Saturday attack on a group of Israeli students outside a Warsaw night club. According to media the assailants spoke Arabic.</p>Mon, 09 Sep 2019 14:55:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/83fbtnjxdpt724e0tnh76e.jpegIn a tweeted statement on the matter the ministry wrote that that it "decidedly condemned" aggression against foreigners on Polish territory, and opposed all violence.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ministry-condemns-attack-on-israeli-students-in-warsaw-7546It’s a double gong for Polański at Venice Film Festivalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-a-double-gong-for-polanski-at-venice-film-festival-7544<p>Roman Polański’s ‘An Officer and a Spy’ has won the coveted Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize at the International Film Festival in Venice.</p>Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:33:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qbbzj1l56pks538aiy0s8.jpegPolański’s An Officer and a Spy picked two awards at the International Film Festival in Venice on Saturday. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-a-double-gong-for-polanski-at-venice-film-festival-7544Polish and Albanian FMs discuss European integration in Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-and-albanian-fms-discuss-european-integration-in-warsaw-7543<p>Polish and Albanian Foreign Ministers, Jacek Czaputowicz and Gent Cakaj, met in Warsaw on Monday to discuss European integration.</p>Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:32:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8hubb5p55avye5ruet6k3c.jpegCakaj said that Albania highly values Poland's involvement in the Western Balkans.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-and-albanian-fms-discuss-european-integration-in-warsaw-7543Poland will catch up with the West - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-catch-up-with-the-west---pm-7542<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki at a harvest feast rally in Dąbrowa Górnicza, south Poland, voiced hope that Poland will catch up economically with Western Europe in a decade or so.</p>Sun, 08 Sep 2019 20:25:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2l48739sms9i8gf7kdwvqq.jpeg“It all intertwines here. Rural and urban, and all the different segments of the economy with each other. The way we see our reality, there must be one Poland,” the PM declared.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-catch-up-with-the-west---pm-7542All roads lead to a Roman’s bedroom: archaeologists dig up rare mosaic in remains of ancient Roman villa in Georgiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-roads-lead-to-a-romans-bedroom-archaeologists-dig-up-rare-mosaic-in-remains-of-ancient-roman-villa-in-georgia-7539<p>Polish archaeologists have uncovered fragments of a 2,000-year-old mosaic in Georgia. The rare find was unearthed during the excavation of the remains of a house belonging to a Roman legion commander at the former fortress of Apsaros, near the Georgian town of Batumi.</p>Sun, 08 Sep 2019 19:10:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/l94fqwnqzdhely7rgygxo.jpegA floored past. The mosaic may well have belonged to the house of a garrison commander.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-roads-lead-to-a-romans-bedroom-archaeologists-dig-up-rare-mosaic-in-remains-of-ancient-roman-villa-in-georgia-75392nd congress of "Vilniuks" unites Poland and Lithuaniahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/2nd-congress-of-vilniuks-unites-poland-and-lithuania-7537<p>The 2nd Congress of "Vilniuks," Polish natives of Vilnius who live here and those who have their roots here and want to maintain and share their Polishness, Polish Senate Speaker Stanislaw Karczewski said at the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius on Sunday.</p>Sun, 08 Sep 2019 17:10:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jvhs1756fczczxco85l1c.jpeg“This is the second congress after a ten-year break and we see how important it is for Poles who left Vilnius, but were born here, have their roots here and who return here,” said Karczewski.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/2nd-congress-of-vilniuks-unites-poland-and-lithuania-7537‘App-stounding’: new app charts the ebb and flow of Polish history 1914-22https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/app-stounding-new-app-charts-the-ebb-and-flow-of-polish-history-1914-22-7535<p>A new interactive educational app will show you what happens in and around the borders of what would become the fledgling Polish state from 1914, through the First World War and until 1922.</p>Sun, 08 Sep 2019 14:08:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/exvoucveuqg416mjufg5u7.pngThe app delves into the history surrounding the founding of the modern Polish state.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/app-stounding-new-app-charts-the-ebb-and-flow-of-polish-history-1914-22-7535Musk’s ‘Nuke-Mars’ plan “not realistic” says leading scientisthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/musks-nuke-mars-plan-not-realistic-says-leading-scientist-7533<p>A scientist from the Copernicus Science Centre has debunked claims by Elon Musk that setting off nuclear explosions on Mars could make the red planet habitable.</p>Sun, 08 Sep 2019 11:57:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zs1f5vp9q8qjxlo0vgp35b.jpegBig bang theory: can nuclear blasts on Mars make the planet habitable?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/musks-nuke-mars-plan-not-realistic-says-leading-scientist-7533Film academy welcomes release of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsovhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/film-academy-welcomes-release-of-ukrainian-director-oleg-sentsov-7530<p>The president of the Polish Film Academy has welcomed the release of the Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov by the Russian authorities.</p>Sat, 07 Sep 2019 17:22:00 +0200News & PoliticsArt & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c0hmphqwecx5i7mrbgt3.jpegSentsov was released by the Russian on Saturday after spending years behind bars.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/film-academy-welcomes-release-of-ukrainian-director-oleg-sentsov-7530‘Carfully’ done: From pope mobile to a four-wheeled remnant of Hitler’s 6th Army, the Otrębusy Car Museum has it allhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/carfully-done-from-pope-mobile-to-a-four-wheeled-remnant-of-hitlers-6th-army-the-orebusy-car-museum-has-it-all-7528<p>There are bigger car museums in the world. There are ones with shinier collections, and ones with higher profiles. But do any compete with the Museum of Motoring &amp; Technology in terms of oddities and charm? That much is doubtful.</p>Sat, 07 Sep 2019 16:22:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8tx2sxl4nkj9yva7wxcczg.jpegThe museum boasts a bewildering array of vehicles.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/carfully-done-from-pope-mobile-to-a-four-wheeled-remnant-of-hitlers-6th-army-the-orebusy-car-museum-has-it-all-7528Presidential couple launch National Reading eventhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/presidential-couple-launch-national-reading-event-7527<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda inaugurated the 8th edition of the National Reading campaign at the Saski Garden in Warsaw on Sunday, with eight short Polish novels selected for the programme.</p>Sat, 07 Sep 2019 15:14:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/coxv9t5wflu5mrsmd7ex.jpegPolish actors and actresses (pictured center and right) were invited took part in the joint reading sessions.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/presidential-couple-launch-national-reading-event-7527Into the darkness: writer uses post-apocalyptic Britain as grim metaphor for Brexithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/into-the-darkness-writer-uses-post-apocalyptic-britain-as-grim-metaphor-for-brexit-7524<p>Britain has been hit by a catastrophic nuclear accident. Taking advantage of the disaster a group of politicians seize the reins of power and start to impose, through the use of manipulation and persuasion, a new order that a few years prior most people would have rejected.</p>Sat, 07 Sep 2019 13:17:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sb7oiem3dkrp0ljrnrfq6i.jpegIn her latest novel Maja Wolny paints a bleak and disturbing portrait of Britain following a nuclear disaster.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/into-the-darkness-writer-uses-post-apocalyptic-britain-as-grim-metaphor-for-brexit-7524Two Polish films receive awards at Venice Film Festivalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/two-polish-films-receive-awards-at-venice-film-festival-7523<p>Roman Polański's 'An Officer and a Spy' received the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) prize at the 76th Venice International Film Festival in Lido, Italy. Jan Komasa's film 'Corpus Christi' was given the Europa Cinemas Label award.</p>Sat, 07 Sep 2019 12:45:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qhg1kqbfuhp4j5ukavfxpp.jpegFrench actors Louis Garrel (L), Emmanuelle Seigner (C) and Jean Dujardin (R) pose at a photocall for “An Officer and a Spy” during the 76th annual Venice International Film Festival.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/two-polish-films-receive-awards-at-venice-film-festival-7523Warsaw Autumn International Festival to start on Sept. 20https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-autumn-international-festival-to-start-on-sept-20-7521<p>'Pneuma - Expanded Reality' is the slogan of this year's 62nd Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music, to start in Warsaw on September 20 and run until September 28.</p>Sat, 07 Sep 2019 10:19:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cj97jwy2qjpu7d8ats1dvl.jpegThe programme of the inaugural concert on Sept. 20 envisages the world premiere of Zygmunt Krauze's (pictured) Piano Concerto no. 3.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-autumn-international-festival-to-start-on-sept-20-7521Paw-some! Adorable pups find new home in Europe’s FIRST rehabilitation centre for disabled dogshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/paw-some-adorable-pups-find-new-home-in-europes-first-rehabilitation-centre-for-disabled-dogs-7513<p>The first animal rescue centre in Europe specifically dedicated to dogs and puppies with disabilities has opened its doors and received its first patients.</p>Fri, 06 Sep 2019 16:10:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fh3jj9iaadqk4hgg1cp1g.jpegThe Judytowo Asylum just north of Płońsk in northern Mazowsze has been set up to give dogs and puppies that would otherwise almost certainly be put down because of their ailments a chance of finding a loving home with an adoptive family.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/paw-some-adorable-pups-find-new-home-in-europes-first-rehabilitation-centre-for-disabled-dogs-7513The Greatest Myths of the Start of World War 2 - Roger Moorhouse –part 2https://www.thefirstnews.com/video/the-greatest-myths-of-the-start-of-world-war-2---roger-moorhouse-part-2-356<p>Part 2 of a major interview with historian Roger Moorhouse, author of the book First to Fight, filmed at @1939pl. Host: Patrick Ney.</p>Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:40:00 +0200HistoryHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5ul9q3prd55ud6njgwg18.pngThe Greatest Myths of the Start of World War 2 - Roger Moorhousehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/the-greatest-myths-of-the-start-of-world-war-2---roger-moorhouse-part-2-356VAT gap narrows as authorities clamp down on tax evadershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vat-gap-narrows-as-authorities-clamp-down-on-tax-evaders-7510<p>In 2017 Poland had one of the biggest reductions in the VAT gap in the EU.</p>Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:12:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4uli8zv82h729y6yqevll.jpegThe report identified three key areas which helped Poland achieve the reductions; modern legislation, effective administration and intensive cooperation with business.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vat-gap-narrows-as-authorities-clamp-down-on-tax-evaders-7510Book on Poland's September campaign premieres in Londonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/book-on-polands-september-campaign-premieres-in-london-7508<p>A book by British historian Roger Moorhouse entitled 'First to Fight: The Polish War 1939' had its premiere at the Polish embassy in London on Thursday. It tells the story of Poland's resistance during the September campaign.</p>Fri, 06 Sep 2019 14:46:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3j9t78j3fzb8uvv5mnljy.jpegBook on Poland's September campaign premieres in Londonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/book-on-polands-september-campaign-premieres-in-london-7508Outta Space! Europe’s first electric propulsion satellite to use Polish technologyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/outta-space-europes-first-electric-propulsion-satellite-to-use-polish-technology-7504<p>Europe’s first electric propulsion satellite will be built using technology designed by Polish engineers.</p>Fri, 06 Sep 2019 12:07:00 +0200BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t5q1ktgaf7flu6uekrssic.jpegEurope's first electric propulsion satellite will be built using technology designed by Polish engineers.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/outta-space-europes-first-electric-propulsion-satellite-to-use-polish-technology-7504Seventh International Maritime Congress starts in Szczecinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/seventh-international-maritime-congress-starts-in-szczecin-7502<p>The Three Seas concept, shipbuilding and maritime security are among the subjects of the 7th International Maritime Congress inaugurated in Szczecin (northern Poland) on Thursday by Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Waterways Marek Gróbarczyk.</p>Thu, 05 Sep 2019 19:48:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j2702hng4g3gyv1gkond4.jpegThe minister said that the budget for connections between the Danube, Laba and Oder rivers is currently being discussed, which he said fitted in with a project to modernise Polish ports.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/seventh-international-maritime-congress-starts-in-szczecin-7502Emu-tional! Ostrich with just one leg jumping for joy after getting new prosthetichttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/emu-tional-ostrich-with-just-one-leg-jumping-for-joy-after-getting-new-prosthetic-7491<p>An ostrich with a missing leg is now jumping for joy after having a prosthesis fitted by experts from Rzeszów.</p>Thu, 05 Sep 2019 16:39:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7dr26jwoxwmihsr41jib79.jpegThe large flightless bird from Racławice Śląskie on the Czech border is the first in Poland, and may be the first in the world, to have such a leg fitted.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/emu-tional-ostrich-with-just-one-leg-jumping-for-joy-after-getting-new-prosthetic-7491Unbe-leaf-able! Scientists raise 200k to BUY tropical forest in Colombia and create research centrehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/unbe-leaf-able-scientists-raise-200k-to-buy-tropical-forest-in-colombia-and-create-research-centre-7489<p>A team of Polish scientists has managed to raise enough money to buy 30 hectares of tropical forest in Columbia which they plan to turn into a protected nature reserve that will also house Poland’s first tropical research station.</p>Thu, 05 Sep 2019 15:45:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xyobkxdi41uikbrotvzmf.jpegThe team managed to raise enough money to buy 30 hectares of tropical forest in Columbia which they plan to turn into a protected nature reserve that will also house Poland’s first tropical research station.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/unbe-leaf-able-scientists-raise-200k-to-buy-tropical-forest-in-colombia-and-create-research-centre-7489Hard Brexit a risk for business - Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hard-brexit-a-risk-for-business---polish-pm-7487<p>Speaking at the salon of the Rzeczpospolita daily at the 29th Economic Forum in Krynica, south Poland, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said a hard Brexit, if happened, would be a risk for enterprises, especially in the production sector.</p>Thu, 05 Sep 2019 14:28:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rzuv5g0ocjf8ny9v1dzec.jpegHard Brexit a risk for business - Polish PM.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hard-brexit-a-risk-for-business---polish-pm-7487Netflix to turn ‘apocalyptic’ sci-fi novel in to new six-part serieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/netflix-to-turn-apocalyptic-sci-fi-novel-in-to-new-six-part-series-7484<p>Netflix is preparing another Poland-inspired production: a six-part drama called “Into the Night” which will premiere next year.</p>Thu, 05 Sep 2019 12:43:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/duz5t5tf9konwp9jf3u2jn.jpegThe new series from Netflix called Into the Night presents a post-apocalyptic vision of Earth where a series of terrible solar phenomena have taken place. The sun is now destroying everything in its path, and survival is only possible at night. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/netflix-to-turn-apocalyptic-sci-fi-novel-in-to-new-six-part-series-7484New website helps families find their forgotten WWII heroeshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-website-helps-families-find-their-forgotten-wwii-heroes-7481<p>A new project entitled Ministry of Heroes was launched on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two. Its task is to support information-sharing activities about WWII and Polish and foreign heroes.</p>Wed, 04 Sep 2019 20:24:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wpc83koc2watjp27t8l6ya.jpegPortraits of the heroes will be presented on the ministry's Facebook website in the English language.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-website-helps-families-find-their-forgotten-wwii-heroes-7481UK firms plan to raise employment in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/uk-firms-plan-to-raise-employment-in-poland-7480<p>Three out of four companies owned or co-owned by British investors are planning to increase employment and investment outlays in Poland, according to a report on Polish-UK economic relations, prepared by consulting firm Deloitte.</p>Wed, 04 Sep 2019 18:54:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uo1hwt1bqeu45pzoma96n.jpeg“Since 1995, trade between Poland and the United Kingdom increased by nearly 500 percent and its structure includes an increasing share of highly-advanced goods and services,” Deloitte said in a Wednesday statement that accompanied the report.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/uk-firms-plan-to-raise-employment-in-poland-7480Do grisly bloodstains in old apartment block belong to Warsaw Uprising insurgents?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/do-grisly-bloodstains-in-old-apartment-block-belong-to-warsaw-uprising-insurgents-7474<p>Bloodstains splattered across the stairwell of an old apartment block could belong to insurgents fighting against Hitler’s forces during the Warsaw Uprising 75 years ago, says a local historian.</p>Wed, 04 Sep 2019 15:22:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yqkrosjyaeqxnksat9qkgf.jpegMarta Smolańska shared photographs of a stairwell in the capital’s residential building at ul. Oleandrów 3.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/do-grisly-bloodstains-in-old-apartment-block-belong-to-warsaw-uprising-insurgents-7474Most ‘terrifying horror game ever played’ shoots to top of bestselling listhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-terrifying-horror-game-ever-played-shoots-to-top-of-bestselling-list-7470<p>A new game from a Kraków-based computer gaming company has shot to the top of the best-sellers’ charts.</p>Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:24:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qfk6kw35oromwh65qw6cem.jpegThe new game from Bloober Team is set two years after the events of the original movie and before the timeline of the latest movie.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-terrifying-horror-game-ever-played-shoots-to-top-of-bestselling-list-7470Guns and poses: International defence industry exhibition gets underway in Kielcehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/guns-and-poses-international-defence-industry-exhibition-gets-underway-in-kielce-7467<p>Military specialists, soldiers and officials have gathered in Kielce this week for the annual International Defence Industry Exhibition.</p>Wed, 04 Sep 2019 11:48:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m8h5xjearkewn2u1sy227h.jpegSoldiers check out the latest weapons for modern day warfare. Alongside the displays themselves, the programme includes specialist seminars, meetings and parties hosted by foreign embassies, including the US Embassy. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/guns-and-poses-international-defence-industry-exhibition-gets-underway-in-kielce-7467Wizz Air to launch 15 new routes from Poland next yearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wizz-air-to-launch-15-new-routes-from-poland-next-year-7465<p>From next summer, Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air will launch 15 new destinations, from Gdansk (northern Poland), Krakow (southern Poland) and Warsaw, the carrier announced on Tuesday.</p>Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:48:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gmlwfea5dn6r8bbo0z637.jpegWizz Air to launch 15 new routes from Poland next yearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wizz-air-to-launch-15-new-routes-from-poland-next-year-7465#StolenMemory exhibition of Nazi victims opens in Krakówhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stolenmemory-exhibition-of-nazi-victims-opens-in-krakow-7464<p>An exhibition entitled #StolenMemory, which presents the individual fates of victims of Nazi terror, opened on Tuesday on Bohaterów Getta (Heroes of the Ghetto) Square in Kraków (southern Poland).</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 20:45:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f2ywvacy1phibopksbhb7r.jpegThe exhibition is part of a campaign aimed at returning items recovered after the war to their rightful owners - those rescued or their families.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stolenmemory-exhibition-of-nazi-victims-opens-in-krakow-7464Freedom and solidarity are Poland's foundation - PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/freedom-and-solidarity-are-polands-foundation---pm-7463<p>"It is extremely important for us in moments of truth to be brave, to have the courage to fight for freedom, for Solidarity and for what is Poland's trademark worldwide," PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on the 39th anniversary of the Jastrzębie Agreements.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 18:45:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tr1yadwqlu87nt6ia7typb.jpegThe prime minister recalled that “in 1980, workers had the courage to oppose evil represented by the communist authorities supported by Moscow. Workers were fighting for dignity and normality,” he said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/freedom-and-solidarity-are-polands-foundation---pm-7463Vanishing lives: Descendants of 17th century bearded radicals who fled to Poland from Russia to avoid religious persecution are now facing a new crisis as their numbers slowly dwindle outhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vanishing-lives-descendants-of-17th-century-bearded-radicals-who-fled-to-poland-from-russia-to-avoid-religious-persecution-are-now-facing-a-new-crisis-as-their-numbers-slowly-dwindle-out-7461<p>With his lush beard, warm eyes and stiff military posture, Mieczysław Kapłanow looks like a typical Orthodox batiushka, or priest.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:59:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0fl0l26gpsdogxafnm1858.jpegThe dwindling religious group known as Old Believers is a group of Orthodox Christians who separated from the Eastern Orthodox Church after a schism in the 17th century. There are currently around 1,000 left in Poland. Pictured the gate and gatekeepers house at the Monastery of the Savior and the Holy Trinity in Wojnowo.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vanishing-lives-descendants-of-17th-century-bearded-radicals-who-fled-to-poland-from-russia-to-avoid-religious-persecution-are-now-facing-a-new-crisis-as-their-numbers-slowly-dwindle-out-7461Polish economy will catch up with Germany's in 21 years, report showshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-economy-will-catch-up-with-germanys-in-21-years-report-shows-7460<p>If Poland maintains the economic growth rate it enjoyed in 1990-2018, it will catch up with Germany in 21 years' time, according to a report by the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) presented at the 29th Economic Forum in Krynica, southern Poland, on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:37:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j0lbld0x5hlddf8ubd74d.jpegHanna Godlewska-Majkowska, a professor at SGH, said that in 1990-2018 Poland was the economic growth leader in Central and Eastern Europe, with an annual average growth rate of 3.2 percent.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-economy-will-catch-up-with-germanys-in-21-years-report-shows-7460Toyota factory in Poland begins production of new enginehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/toyota-factory-in-poland-begins-production-of-new-engine-7459<p>The production of a 2.0-litre petrol engine for hybrid drives was launched at the Toyota factory in Jelcz-Laskowice, southwestern Poland, on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:24:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ky95cxae1tdydnqz6pzde.jpegToyota's new global architecture (TNGA) 2.0-litre capacity engine will be an element of the hybrid drive which will be installed in Toyota Corolla and Rav 4 models in the coming years.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/toyota-factory-in-poland-begins-production-of-new-engine-745929th Economic Forumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/29th-economic-forum-7457<p>The Economic Forum in Krynica is the largest conference in Central and Eastern Europe. Every year the Forum, which is organized at the beginning of September brings together more than 4,500 international guests.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 15:04:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f03xi5gpb0bxkto83ubn9r.jpeg29th Economic Forum, Krynica-Zdrój, 3.09.2019https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/29th-economic-forum-7457How Egg-citing! Rare forest-dwelling hornbill chick hatched in Wrocław zoohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/how-egg-citing-rare-forest-dwelling-hornbill-chick-hatched-in-wroclaw-zoo-7452<p>The Palawan Hornbill is becoming increasingly rare in the wild, but in Wrocław, it is flourishing.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 12:33:00 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3kv4gu7yyhgcp48hodvm4w.jpegThe latest chick to be born in Wrocław zoo is the endangered Palawan Hornbill. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/how-egg-citing-rare-forest-dwelling-hornbill-chick-hatched-in-wroclaw-zoo-7452University of Gdansk to host 2019 Global Law Deans' Forumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/university-of-gdansk-to-host-2019-global-law-deans-forum-7449<p>The Global Law Deans' Forum and the accompanying International Association of Law Schools (IALS) conference will be hosted in Poland for the first time in 2019, at the university of Gdansk in north Poland from September 18 to 22, the university has announced.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 11:49:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6ilwl00y12qd2l25mobg0u.jpegDuring the Global Law Deans' Forum, law faculty deans will discuss strategic visions and standards for global legal education.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/university-of-gdansk-to-host-2019-global-law-deans-forum-7449March of the Living to be held on April 21https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/march-of-the-living-to-be-held-on-april-21-7446<p>Jewish people from all over the world and Poland will pay tribute to Holocaust victims in the annual March of the Living on April 21, 2020, the March of the Living organisation has announced.</p>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 08:51:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/advxeu3pzbeynvwx19v7xh.jpegThe march will fall in the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/march-of-the-living-to-be-held-on-april-21-7446US vice president praises Polish-US alliancehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-vice-president-praises-polish-us-alliance-7445<p>US Vice-President Mike Pence met with Polish head of state Andrzej Duda on Monday, on the second day of his visit. At a press conference after the meeting, Pence said Poland's alliance with the US was stronger than ever before.</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 19:37:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xx7x0eb02ija7sek3uwlq.jpegAt the press conference, held with Duda, Pence said his talks with the Polish president concerned the raising of the US military presence in Poland, the 5G network and the waiver of US visas for Poles. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-vice-president-praises-polish-us-alliance-7445Mayor of London vows to continue friendship with Warsawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mayor-of-london-vows-to-continue-friendship-with-warsaw-7443<p>Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said on Monday the friendship between the British and Polish capitals would continue as it was beneficial. In the view of Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski, even if the UK leaves the EU, London will remain a close partner of Warsaw.</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 19:28:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/abtmhi2xfqsqzgn4uc9frh.jpegDuring a Monday press conference at the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Khan said the two cities were friends, and thanking Trzaskowski for his hospitality noted that during his visit he had met business representatives, very enterprising people, founders of new companies and also very inspirational young people.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mayor-of-london-vows-to-continue-friendship-with-warsaw-7443President commemorates Stutthof death camp victimshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-commemorates-stutthof-death-camp-victims-7441<p>The Stutthof death camp is a warning for Europe and the world, President Andrzej Duda wrote on Monday in a letter commemorating the 80th anniversary of the first prisoner transport to the camp, sited in today's north Poland.</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 18:02:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s9j00b97vxbqy656m2miw.jpegThe Stutthof camp started operation on September 2, 1939, near a town of the same name (today Sztutowo).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-commemorates-stutthof-death-camp-victims-7441Polish economy ‘mature enough to become global leader’, says new reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-economy-mature-enough-to-become-global-leader-says-new-report-7438<p>The Polish economy will perform strongly over the next decade, according to a new report on “Polska 2030” published by American management consulting firm McKinsey with Forbes magazine.</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 17:57:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ep4ctlal62wz9z6d9dqrp.jpegWith a new decade approaching, the report by American management consulting firm McKinsey in association with Forbes magazine considers two scenarios for the Polish economy: a baseline scenario and an optimistic one.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-economy-mature-enough-to-become-global-leader-says-new-report-7438Too cool for school! Polish edutech apps proving a global hithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/too-cool-for-school-polish-edutech-apps-proving-a-global-hit-7436<p>The last decade has seen the digital age rapidly engaging with the education sector, helping students teachers and parents with a range of edutech apps.</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 15:23:00 +0200BusinessStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bn6vv980i6insmmynp7qdl.jpegEdutech apps developed in Poland are now being used around the world.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/too-cool-for-school-polish-edutech-apps-proving-a-global-hit-7436Polish PM, US vice-president sign 5G network security declarationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-us-vice-president-sign-5g-network-security-declaration-7434<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and US Vice-President Mike Pence signed a declaration in Warsaw on Monday regarding security in building a 5G network.</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 14:20:00 +0200News & PoliticsScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zla3k65wf9i30xw1de00tw.jpegPolish PM, US vice-president sign 5G network security declaration.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-us-vice-president-sign-5g-network-security-declaration-7434Poland will soon join VWP - US vice-presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-soon-join-vwp---us-vice-president-7432<p>US Vice-President Mike Pence said in Warsaw on Monday that Poland has already reached a situation in which it can participate in the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP).</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 12:44:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r4lvxdgrgecw9mus0wyuz.jpegPoland will soon join VWP - US vice-presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-soon-join-vwp---us-vice-president-7432Tree-mendous! ‘Human Forest hotel’ set to become the new eco-holiday trendhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tree-mendous-human-forest-hotel-set-to-become-the-new-eco-holiday-trend-7428<p>A “Human Forest” hotel where guests live and sleep between the trees, giving them the full woodland holiday experience, has been designed by Polish architects.</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 12:25:00 +0200Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/61gwiuqevhmd1k7nb7mmih.jpegDesigned by Gdańsk-based architects Jan Sikora and Andrzej Marek, the 'Human Forest' hotel places guests right in the forest, without the walls and roofs of traditional buildings, maximising contact with its sights and sounds.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tree-mendous-human-forest-hotel-set-to-become-the-new-eco-holiday-trend-7428President says world needs to learn lessons of Second World War as nation commemorates 80th anniversary of start of conflicthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-says-world-needs-to-learn-lessons-of-second-world-war-as-nation-commemorates-80th-anniversary-of-start-of-conflict-7421<p>The president has warned that the world is failing to heed the lessons of the Second World War and that once again it is “facing ethnic cleansing and genocide”.</p>Sun, 01 Sep 2019 18:48:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0vpldjypg1s7rk4eb6vpf3.jpegLasers beam at the Westerplatte memorial shine to mark the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-says-world-needs-to-learn-lessons-of-second-world-war-as-nation-commemorates-80th-anniversary-of-start-of-conflict-7421Polish PM meets German chancellorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-meets-german-chancellor-7419<p>Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met on Sunday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who attended observances in Warsaw marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two.</p>Sun, 01 Sep 2019 16:00:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jxsp5vcsylqrlvrnu7t29n.jpegPolish PM meets German chancellorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-meets-german-chancellor-7419We remember and will remember - President Dudahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/we-remember-and-will-remember---president-duda-7417<p>Speaking at observances marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II in Warsaw, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that, "we remember and will remember, being grateful to all those who were fighting and those who sacrificed their lives for a free world."</p>Sun, 01 Sep 2019 13:48:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7avtodahbfmw2meoiss4e9.jpegWe remember and will remember - President Dudahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/we-remember-and-will-remember---president-duda-7417The postmen who kept the German army at bay in heroic last-stand in Gdańskhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-postmen-who-kept-the-german-army-at-bay-in-heroic-last-stand-in-gdansk-7412<p>Commemorations took place early on Sunday morning just north of Gdańsk at the former Polish military storage depot at Westerplatte to commemorate the outbreak 80 years ago of World War Two.</p>Sun, 01 Sep 2019 11:09:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fg5sbt5sqm8m2sj9mnn15o.jpegThe Gdańsk Post Office. An unwelcome symbol of the Polish state it was hated by the Nazi regime.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-postmen-who-kept-the-german-army-at-bay-in-heroic-last-stand-in-gdansk-7412Construction starts of Museum of Westerplatte and the War of 1939https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/construction-starts-of-museum-of-westerplatte-and-the-war-of-1939-7410<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during a cornerstone laying ceremony on Sunday for the Museum of Westerplatte and the War of 1939 that Poland is making up for the losses of the last 30 years and doing a significant job for present and future generations.</p>Sun, 01 Sep 2019 09:58:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/99e0xegu5fkiy5q6g6qko.jpegConstruction starts of Museum of Westerplatte and the War of 1939https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/construction-starts-of-museum-of-westerplatte-and-the-war-of-1939-7410Sing it loud for Singer! Once dark and neglected, the former centre of Jewish life in Warsaw now echoes to the sound of life and laughterhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sing-it-loud-for-singer-once-dark-and-neglected-the-former-centre-of-jewish-life-in-warsaw-now-echoes-to-the-sound-of-life-and-laughter-7404<p>While Gdańsk counts down to the sombre business of commemorating the outbreak of WWII tomorrow, Warsaw, in contrast, is readying itself for one of the biggest celebrations of its cultural year. Culminating with live outdoor concerts, the annual Singer Festival reaches its climax on Pl. Grzybowski this Sunday, with the extraordinary party atmosphere serving as a defiant battle cry from a Jewish community all but eradicated during the war.</p>Sat, 31 Aug 2019 19:49:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qwy0kscnwdq97m8q9jpeyv.jpegThe metamorphos of Próżna from decaying street to well-furnished boulvadarde is a recent a highlight of Warsaw’s renaissance. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sing-it-loud-for-singer-once-dark-and-neglected-the-former-centre-of-jewish-life-in-warsaw-now-echoes-to-the-sound-of-life-and-laughter-7404Gdańsk rising: the cradle of the Second World War defies it past and embraces a bold futurehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdansk-rising-the-cradle-of-the-second-world-war-defies-it-past-and-embraces-a-bold-future-7397<p>Tomorrow, the eyes of the world shall, once again, fall on Gdańsk, this time as the city pauses in silence to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII. But whilst it remains inexorably associated with the planet’s bloodiest conflict, it is a town that has steadfastly refused to be defined by it – a remarkable feat given the city’s relevance and role in the history of the war.</p>Sat, 31 Aug 2019 15:58:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7xqtfdyvc4eh1s6a8k1ge5.jpegAgainst all the odds, Gdańsk’s historic heart has become the place that others wish to emulate: cultured, creative, affluent and attractive. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdansk-rising-the-cradle-of-the-second-world-war-defies-it-past-and-embraces-a-bold-future-7397Bomb maker to peace maker: the life and times of atom-bomb scientist Józef Rotblathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bomb-maker-to-peace-maker-the-life-and-times-of-atom-bomb-scientist-jozef-rotblat-7399<p>The life of scientist Józef Rotblat is wrapped around some of the most pivotal moments in history. A Polish Jew who lost his wife in the Holocaust, he joined the top-secret team working on the development of nuclear weapons only to resign in disgust and become a vocal advocate of peace when he saw that his work was contributing to the Cold War arms race.</p>Sat, 31 Aug 2019 14:57:00 +0200ScienceHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kzmm5jv1maie8p8rtf6p.jpegRotblat was the only scientist to quit the Manhattan Project on moral grounds.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bomb-maker-to-peace-maker-the-life-and-times-of-atom-bomb-scientist-jozef-rotblat-7399German chancellor to attend Polish observances of outbreak of WWIIhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/german-chancellor-to-attend-polish-observances-of-outbreak-of-wwii-7395<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend observances marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two, in Warsaw on September 1, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:22:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uummsnsv0xr8ljfahf2u1a.jpegGerman chancellor to attend Polish observances of outbreak of WWIIhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/german-chancellor-to-attend-polish-observances-of-outbreak-of-wwii-7395Poland's unemployment rate flat at 3.3 pct in July - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-flat-at-33-pct-in-july---eurostat-7393<p>Poland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 3.3 percent in July 2019, unchanged from June 2019, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, said on Friday.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:19:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/567gu4u09uivwi9j2cylk.jpegPoland's unemployment rate flat at 3.3 pct in Julyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-flat-at-33-pct-in-july---eurostat-7393Poland's GDP up 4.5 pct y/y in 2nd quarter - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-up-45-pct-yy-in-2nd-quarter---stats-office-7391<p>The Polish economy grew by 4.5 pct year on year in the second quarter of 2019, down from a 4.7 pct growth in the first quarter, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Friday. In its earlier flash estimate, GUS put the Q2 growth rate figure at 4.4 pct.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 14:57:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ef7imgs9h37qjy67mj92b.jpegThe Polish economy grew by 4.5 pct year on year in the second quarter.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-up-45-pct-yy-in-2nd-quarter---stats-office-7391The Greatest Myths of the Start of World War 2 - Roger Moorhousehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/the-greatest-myths-of-the-start-of-world-war-2---roger-moorhouse-354<p>Why everything you probably know about the start of World War 2 is probably WRONG. We spoke to historian Roger Moorhouse about his major new book on September 1939, 'First to Fight.'</p><p>Roger busts a host of myths and misunderstandings about the brutal start of World War 2, and the potential British and French complicity in the German narrative of the Battle that emerged.</p><p>Discover</p><p>&nbsp;- How 20 German commandos invade Poland singlehandedly - a week too early.</p><p>- Why Britain and France had no Plan B</p><p>- Why Britain and France forced Poland NOT to mobilize against the growing German threat - and why Roger finds this 'shameful.'</p><p>- How the German invasion of Russia...could have started in occupied Warsaw</p><p>- How the French army promised to invade Germany within 2 weeks of Poland being invaded... but then didn't deliver</p><p>- Could France and Britain been able to STOP Hitler's mad plans to conquer the world if they'd invaded like they promised?</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 14:46:00 +0200HistoryHeart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5ul9q3prd55ud6njgwg18.pngThe Greatest Myths of the Start of World War 2 - Roger Moorhousehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/the-greatest-myths-of-the-start-of-world-war-2---roger-moorhouse-354Totally Off The Wall! Warsaw artist transforms ENTIRE village square in Spainhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/totally-off-the-wall-warsaw-artist-transforms-entire-village-square-in-spain-7388<p>A Warsaw street artist has added to her growing international portfolio by producing arguably her most stunning work to date.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:06:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5xumz1lzlvqelwqnr4oemp.jpegHanded eight buildings as her canvas, NeSpoon’s work was centred around Plaza de San Nicolás.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/totally-off-the-wall-warsaw-artist-transforms-entire-village-square-in-spain-7388Poland is waiting for constructive Brexit proposals- PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-is-waiting-for-constructive-brexit-proposals--pm-7387<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted on Friday that the next two months will be decisive for Brexit, and that the Polish government is waiting for constructive and realistic proposals from London.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:46:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/aopquo39egp5orgz81zo8a.jpeg"I agree with Michel Barnier (EU's chief Brexit negotiator - PAP) that the lack of an agreement is the worst scenario but, we, as the European Union, must be prepared for it. We need creativity and unity," the PM wrote.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-is-waiting-for-constructive-brexit-proposals--pm-7387Warsaw holds its first ever animated film festival, and it's not just for kidshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-holds-its-first-ever-animated-film-festival-and-its-not-just-for-kids-7385<p>Film buffs will descend on Warsaw this weekend for the inaugural Warsaw Animated Film Festival featuring over 100 animated movies.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:04:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i2nld2br03mkgtb0oe6ub.jpegThe films on show come from across the globe.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-holds-its-first-ever-animated-film-festival-and-its-not-just-for-kids-7385Exhibition of anti-war art opens at Warsaw's Museum on the Vistulahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exhibition-of-anti-war-art-opens-at-warsaws-museum-on-the-vistula-7383<p>From Friday, the Museum on the Vistula in Warsaw will be showing an exhibition entitled 'Never again. Art against war and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries,' themed around Pablo Picasso's 'Guernica.'</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 09:46:00 +0200Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lzxfikqmafouine0zednq.jpegPicasso's 1937 work 'Guernica' is the main inspiration for the show, which starts from the 1920s and anti-war art inspired by the First World War.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exhibition-of-anti-war-art-opens-at-warsaws-museum-on-the-vistula-7383Trump calls off Poland visit over Florida hurricane threathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/trump-calls-off-poland-visit-over-florida-hurricane-threat-7381<p>US President Donald Trump has cancelled his visit to Poland planned for September 1-2, explaining that all federal government resources need to be focused on the incoming hurricane Dorian. Vice President Mike Pence will represent Trump in Poland.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 08:59:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b86g2mqq6ku3uuc9a5rluk.jpegVice President Mike Pence (R) will represent Trump (L) in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/trump-calls-off-poland-visit-over-florida-hurricane-threat-7381Poland shares its WWII experience with world's top newspapers in special pullout supplementhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-shares-its-wwii-experience-with-worlds-top-newspapers-in-special-pullout-supplement-7378<p>On the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, some of the world’s top newspapers are to run a special pullout supplement containing historical headlines from 1939 and texts by intellectuals, historians and opinion leaders that tell the Polish war story.</p>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 08:46:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/790hgoppg5kkegzevbnxb.pngIncluded in the special supplement are writings from top British, Italian, French and German historians who argue that 80 years ago Poland was betrayed as its allies failed to offer tangible military support for the country that came under Nazi attack, contrary to previous accords.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-shares-its-wwii-experience-with-worlds-top-newspapers-in-special-pullout-supplement-7378Finally, a Polish name that’s easy to remember – and one TO remember!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/finally-a-polish-name-thats-easy-to-remember--and-one-to-remember-7373<p>On the global music map Poland is a goldmine of violinist and pianists, both classical and jazz. So I was quite surprised to read about a brilliant guitar player from Poland in the professional British magazine “Guitarist”.</p>Thu, 29 Aug 2019 18:19:00 +0200Dan Sessionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lu4xvfgiara3ttgedcwmli.jpegAdam Palma graduated from the jazz department of the Music Academy in Katowice but has been living in Manchester for several years now. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/finally-a-polish-name-thats-easy-to-remember--and-one-to-remember-7373Poland EU leader in reducing wastehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-eu-leader-in-reducing-waste-7370<p>Poland creates the second lowest amount of municipal waste generated per person in the European Union, according to the latest data released by Eurostat.</p>Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:26:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pf86818vp3mqxiofk0lli.jpegThe introduction of recycling bins and garbage separation is nothing new for some parts of the country with Wrocław and Katowice introducing regulations back in 2017 but Warsaw and Krakow didn’t implement the same rules until earlier this year.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-eu-leader-in-reducing-waste-7370Ninio the elephant proves to be a Zooperstar after having his only remaining tusk removed with power tools, chisels and hammershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ninio-the-elephant-proves-to-be-a-zooperstar-after-having-his-only-remaining-tusk-removed-with-power-tools-chisels-and-hammers-7367<p>An elephant with toothache is recovering from five hours of dental work after vets decided to also remove his last rotting tusk.</p>Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:10:00 +0200ScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7ygv9a72k88u25mc69cbm.jpegNinio the elephant from Poznań zoo underwent five hours of dental surgery.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ninio-the-elephant-proves-to-be-a-zooperstar-after-having-his-only-remaining-tusk-removed-with-power-tools-chisels-and-hammers-7367History fan returns from epic voyage documenting the lives of Polish diaspora in South Americahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/history-fan-returns-from-epic-voyage-documenting-the-lives-of-polish-diaspora-in-south-america-7365<p>History fan Mateusz Jakubowski is back from a trip to South America, where he spent time searching for traces of Poland.</p>Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:14:00 +0200HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4koidadpqnww4u7kz3yc1j.jpegA Polish monument in the centre of Itaiopolis in Brazil (Santa Catarina State). Of the 25,000 inhabitants of the town, most of them have Polish roots.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/history-fan-returns-from-epic-voyage-documenting-the-lives-of-polish-diaspora-in-south-america-7365Ukrainian president to propose renewing historical exhumations - presshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainian-president-to-propose-renewing-historical-exhumations---press-7363<p>When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky comes to Warsaw on Saturday, he will propose to Polish President Andrzej Duda a way to resume the exhumation of Volhynia massacre victims in Ukraine, Polish daily Rzeczpospolita reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:19:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8tuk0n04e9t7sdd25v1zbr.jpegDuring the two presidents' meeting at Warsaw's Presidential palace on Saturday, Zelensky is expected to present very concrete proposals in the matter of lifting a ban on exhumations for the purposes of historical research.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainian-president-to-propose-renewing-historical-exhumations---press-7363Polish, US presidents discuss upcoming visit to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-us-presidents-discuss-upcoming-visit-to-poland-7362<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda held a telephone conversation on Wednesday with his American counterpart, Donald Trump, during which they talked about the upcoming visit of the US president to Poland, presidential aide Krzysztof Szczerski has said.</p>Thu, 29 Aug 2019 10:57:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zv5rvkizj5t7ek6av2par.jpegWhite House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said the president and first lady were eagerly awaiting their visit to Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-us-presidents-discuss-upcoming-visit-to-poland-7362PM Morawiecki praises quality of Polish-Czech relationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-morawiecki-praises-quality-of-polish-czech-relations-7360<p>Polish-Czech relations are very good in virtually all key areas, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said after a meeting with his Czech counterpart, Andrej Babis. Both PMs took part in intergovernmental consultations in Warsaw on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 19:04:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e8yp00y60dd2m7db97tvuv.jpegPM Morawiecki praises quality of Polish-Czech relationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-morawiecki-praises-quality-of-polish-czech-relations-7360Trash-busting OAP cleans five TONNES of rubbish from village riverhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/trash-busting-oap-cleans-five-tonnes-of-rubbish-from-village-river-7357<p>A retired Post Office worker has stunned locals by clearing up five tonnes of rubbish in just five days.</p>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 15:40:00 +0200BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yhga3ww9osemtx5dlq2r8.jpegWaldemar Woźniak from the village of Pszenno, which has a population of around 1,600 people, cleared five tonnes of rubbish from the banks of the Bystrzyca river. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/trash-busting-oap-cleans-five-tonnes-of-rubbish-from-village-river-7357Flying high: As Poland marks its Aviation Day, TFN looks back at the Polish contribution to flighthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/flying-high-as-poland-marks-its-aviation-day-tfn-looks-back-at-the-polish-contribution-to-flight-1932<p>Polish aviation has come a long way since Bronisław Głowiński chugged through the skies in the first Polish-made powered aircraft back in the dim and distant days of 1911.</p>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:30:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t7pqzk4uo0d9itxlp5rl4j.pngPolish aviation has come a long way since Bronisław Głowiński chugged through the skies in the first Polish-made powered aircraft back in the dim and distant days of 1911.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/flying-high-as-poland-marks-its-aviation-day-tfn-looks-back-at-the-polish-contribution-to-flight-1932Czech PM starts visit to Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/czech-pm-starts-visit-to-poland-7350<p>Czech PM Andrei Babis on Wednesday started a visit to Poland during which inter-governmental consultations will be held. Babis and his delegation were welcomed in Warsaw by Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki.</p>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 13:55:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ixvmfqrhzox3g8606avhr.jpegBabis and his delegation were welcomed in Warsaw by Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/czech-pm-starts-visit-to-poland-7350Oh, Lordy! Tolkien ‘fanatic’ discovers ancestors of the Lord of the Rings author ‘came from Gdańsk’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tolkien-fanatic-discovers-ancestors-of-the-lord-of-the-rings-author-came-from-gdansk-7347<p>The ancestors of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien came from Gdańsk when it was part of Poland, it has been claimed.</p>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 12:37:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b3htozvydc6vsc2afh53l.pngTolkien fan Ryszard Derdziński (R) says he has discovered that the author of the legendary Lord of the Rings trilogy had family from Gdansk.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/tolkien-fanatic-discovers-ancestors-of-the-lord-of-the-rings-author-came-from-gdansk-7347Polish commissioner candidate speaks with EC headhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-commissioner-candidate-speaks-with-ec-head-7346<p>Janusz Wojciechowski, Poland's candidate for EU commissioner, said he was pleased with his Wednesday meeting with designated EC President Ursula von der Leyen.</p>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 11:34:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r0l6p8ay6aa6ibmnsbcc.jpegWojciechowski told reporters after the talks that they mainly concerned agriculture.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-commissioner-candidate-speaks-with-ec-head-7346Portuguese paper describes Poland as “economic growth leader”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/portuguese-paper-describes-poland-as-economic-growth-leader-7345<p>Leading Portuguese weekly 'Expresso,' predicting recession in Europe, has pointed to Poland as a "world leader in economic growth" among developed countries, pointing out that since 1992, only Australia has kept up with Polish GDP growth.</p>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 09:58:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g8y71ngoahp6sgr5slo2xs.jpegExpresso noted that since 1992 only two countries in the world, Poland and Australia, have avoided recession, even during the global financial crisis.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/portuguese-paper-describes-poland-as-economic-growth-leader-7345From toy shop to workshop: Warsaw’s iconic ‘Children’s House’ apartment store becomes innovation hubhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-toy-shop-to-workshop-warsaws-iconic-childrens-house-apartment-store-becomes-innovation-hub-7341<p>Warsaw’s iconic modernist Central Department Store (CDT), dubbed the Central Children’s House (Smyk) because of the huge toy shop on the ground floor, has received a new purpose fit for the XXI century.</p>Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:32:00 +0200Start-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/08macynrwtf2im2pgj69qk.jpegThe brand new space houses several workshop rooms equipped with robots, 3D printers, laptop and all the technical novelties STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) could dream about. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/from-toy-shop-to-workshop-warsaws-iconic-childrens-house-apartment-store-becomes-innovation-hub-7341They’ve done it! Govt. delivers first no-deficit budget in 30 yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/theyve-done-it-govt-delivers-first-no-deficit-budget-in-30-years-7336<p>PM Mateusz Morawiecki has confirmed that next year’s budget will be deficit-free.</p>Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:28:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v40ykomp79ig5kx21dpbvk.jpeg'The budget of the Polish state is no longer an ATM for tax criminals,' the PM told reporters at a press conference outlining the government’s historic no-deficit budget. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/theyve-done-it-govt-delivers-first-no-deficit-budget-in-30-years-7336Teen sends fans snooker loopy with record-breaking world championship winhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/teen-sends-fans-snooker-loopy-with-record-breaking-world-championship-win-7334<p>A teenage snooker player has rocked the world of green baize after becoming the first Pole in history to win an international snooker title after taking top spot at the under-16s world Championships.</p>Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:06:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cogcsree3hm57zkfmjknxq.jpegAntoni Kowalski becomes first Pole in history to win international snooker title after winning the U-16s World Championships in Russia. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/teen-sends-fans-snooker-loopy-with-record-breaking-world-championship-win-7334Getting to the Art of the matter! New scanner helps spot fakes with 12-hour-probinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/getting-to-the-art-of-the-matter-new-scanner-helps-spot-fakes-with-12-hour-probing-7329<p>A scanning device that can help spot fake paintings is being put to work at the National Museum in Kraków.</p>Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:36:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dxly5ainvz9nad4eui15mg.jpegThe spectrometer was added to the LANBOZ museum laboratory, which provides information on the elemental composition of masterpieces from Kraków’s National Museum collection.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/getting-to-the-art-of-the-matter-new-scanner-helps-spot-fakes-with-12-hour-probing-7329PM opens Facebook accounthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-opens-facebook-account-7327<p>Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki opened a Facebook account last week and in his first entry assured users that he would find time to share his thoughts about the future of Poland with them.</p>Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:27:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/58l9jyw375aq5o9uex4kmc.jpegPM wrote that through Facebook he would be sharing information about his current activities related to the implementation of the government's Plan for Responsible Development, as well as about the programme of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-opens-facebook-account-7327Agriculture commission seat almost sure for Poland - gov't spokespersonhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/agriculture-commission-seat-almost-sure-for-poland---govt-spokesperson-7326<p>The EU agriculture commissioner's chair will almost certainly go to Poland, government spokesperson Piotr Muller said in a TV interview on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:39:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g8u99na9cip7cdtnqsx9lo.jpegMuller announced that Poland's EU commissioner candidate will be Janusz Wojciechowski (pictured).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/agriculture-commission-seat-almost-sure-for-poland---govt-spokesperson-7326Iconic Warsaw department store comes alive to the sound (and sight) of innovationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/iconic-warsaw-department-store-comes-alive-to-the-sound-and-sight-of-innovation-7319<p>An iconic Warsaw building has been transformed into a hub of entrepreneurialism playing host to an exhibition and workshop space for start-ups, innovation and new technologies.</p>Mon, 26 Aug 2019 16:47:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinessScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qecayvctjfefwcah6b2jn.jpegThe CDT is comprised of several workshop rooms equipped with robots, 3D printers and the latest technical novelties, where both children and adults can develop their digital skills. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/iconic-warsaw-department-store-comes-alive-to-the-sound-and-sight-of-innovation-73195,4,3,2…On air! Country’s first Public TV broadcast aired 80 years ago todayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/5432on-air-countrys-first-public-tv-broadcast-aired-80-years-ago-today-7314<p>The first official state television broadcast in Poland took place 80 years ago – five days before the outbreak of the Second World War.</p>Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:57:00 +0200Art & CultureHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1quvtg69ecz8707dalxy0g.jpegA scene from Barbara Radziwiłłówna starring Witold Zacharewicz and Jadwiga Smosarska was one of programmes aired during the first Public TV broadcasts. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/5432on-air-countrys-first-public-tv-broadcast-aired-80-years-ago-today-7314Govt. predicts ‘historic’ first balanced budget in 30 yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-predicts-historic-first-balanced-budget-in-30-years-7311<p>The government is planning to balance its budget without deficit for the first time in 30 years.</p>Mon, 26 Aug 2019 12:36:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6sgzpmy048xqhmpf4p2x69.jpegMinister of Finance Marian Banaś and PM Mateusz Morawiecki expected to unveil historic no-deficit budget.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-predicts-historic-first-balanced-budget-in-30-years-7311Polish commissioner candidate says ready for von der Leyen talkshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-commissioner-candidate-says-ready-for-von-der-leyen-talks-7308<p>Krzysztof Szczerski, Poland's official candidate for an EU commissioner, has said he is ready for talks with European Commission president-elect, Ursula von der Leyen. Szczerski expects the conversation will focus on an EU policy section ascribed to Poland.</p>Mon, 26 Aug 2019 09:19:00 +0200News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5bvuky76cf9di5x7lgo16s.jpegSzczerski, who is currently chief aide to Polish President Andrzej Duda, said he expected the conversation to “clear up the issue of the scope of European policy that will become Poland's responsibility.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-commissioner-candidate-says-ready-for-von-der-leyen-talks-7308Intercity rail carrier handles record number of passengershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/intercity-rail-carrier-handles-record-number-of-passengers-7306<p>Passenger railway carrier PKP Intercity reported that on August 18 the company saw a daily record in the number of transported passengers, PKP Intercity has said in a statement. </p>Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:23:00 +0200Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d5om72agm7s6nspzy9kg5m.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/intercity-rail-carrier-handles-record-number-of-passengers-7306Polish women take bronze in 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cuphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-women-take-bronze-in-2019-icf-canoe-sprint-world-cup-7304<p>Karolina Naja, Helena Wisniewska, Anna Pulawska and Katarzyna Kolodziejczyk won bronze for Poland in the K4 500m event at the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary, on Sunday. </p>Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:01:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yf2gc3yc8fq2ey2xf5lrss.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-women-take-bronze-in-2019-icf-canoe-sprint-world-cup-7304Take your breath away: app measuring air pollution goes globalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/take-your-breath-away-app-measuring-air-pollution-goes-global-7302<p>Four friends from the AGH Unversity in Kraków have created an app now used in 20 countries to raise awareness about air pollution.</p>Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:55:00 +0200BusinessStart-upshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p1ls1ietwc73ibxlnfpgl.jpegAn Airly sensor stands guard. There are now over 3,000 of them around the world.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/take-your-breath-away-app-measuring-air-pollution-goes-global-7302Shedding light on the darkness: Warsaw scientist comes up with new idea on just what dark matter ishttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shedding-light-on-the-darkness-warsaw-scientist-comes-up-with-new-idea-on-just-what-dark-matter-is-7300<p dir="ltr">A Polish theoretical physicist has co-authored a ground-breaking proposal on a shadowy substance known as dark matter, challenging existing hypotheses about what it consists of.</p>Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:29:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c6rj2si4w6w6hhtltlhtb.jpegDark matter does not absorb, reflect or emit light. Its presence is only signalled by its gravitational pull.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/shedding-light-on-the-darkness-warsaw-scientist-comes-up-with-new-idea-on-just-what-dark-matter-is-7300Ancient “Viking” spearhead twisted for a better kill fished out of lakehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ancient-viking-spearhead-twisted-for-a-better-kill-fished-out-of-lake-7297<p>An iron spearhead, measuring several dozen centimetres in length, which could have once been wielded by a Viking warrior has been fished out of a lake by archaeologists.</p>Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:29:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7umqtyz6ebdszsbn4hljc.jpegThe spearhead could be up to 1,000 years old.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ancient-viking-spearhead-twisted-for-a-better-kill-fished-out-of-lake-7297Monks working in war-torn African republic get life-saving equipment after pic of new-born baby fighting for life goes viralhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/monks-working-with-the-poor-in-africa-get-life-saving-equipment-after-pic-of-new-born-baby-fighting-for-life-goes-viral-7295<p>After a photo of a Catholic monk holding a new-born baby to his chest in the Central African Republic (CAR) went viral, his plea for help for one of the world ‘s poorest countries got an instant response.</p>Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:31:00 +0200Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pj6qcgewjo6sxusqr7kv5.jpegBrother Maciej, who belongs to the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, found himself in the CAR in 2018. Since then, he’s been working with the local community on issues ranging from health and education to roads’ maintenance. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/monks-working-with-the-poor-in-africa-get-life-saving-equipment-after-pic-of-new-born-baby-fighting-for-life-goes-viral-7295Gdańsk university leads the way in project aimed at unlocking green energy potentialhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdansk-university-leads-the-way-in-project-aimed-at-unlocking-green-energy-potential-7291<p>A team from the University of Technology in Gdańsk will head an international research project searching for a solution to the problem of moving electricity generated by renewable sources.</p>Sat, 24 Aug 2019 13:56:00 +0200Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vevv74ffxtgchmtft9odkk.jpegSebastian Wachowski’s team will explore ways of improving energy transport.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gdansk-university-leads-the-way-in-project-aimed-at-unlocking-green-energy-potential-7291Trike power motoring altitude record broken as Ełk pilot goes six kilometres highhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/up-to-the-wild-blue-yonder-paraplaning-altitude-record-broken-as-elk-pilot-goes-six-kilometres-high-7286<p>A Polish pilot has braved dangerous air currents and extreme cold to set a new world record of an altitude of over 6,000 metres for a power motor flight. &nbsp;</p>Sat, 24 Aug 2019 11:48:00 +0200SportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/po64t2hikfikzr378mlxq.jpegHirsztritt sets a new record of 6,377 metres.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/up-to-the-wild-blue-yonder-paraplaning-altitude-record-broken-as-elk-pilot-goes-six-kilometres-high-7286Poland Marks Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimeshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-marks-day-of-remembrance-for-victims-of-totalitarian-regimes-7284<p>An official ceremony was held at the Museum of the Cursed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the Polish People's Republic in Warsaw on Friday to mark the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes. </p>Sat, 24 Aug 2019 08:16:00 +0200News & PoliticsHistoryhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/y16cmlkvndoq6khbz3jmh.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-marks-day-of-remembrance-for-victims-of-totalitarian-regimes-7284Award-winning chef denied UK settled status after Brexit – despite living there for 15 yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/award-winning-chef-denied-uk-settled-status-after-brexit--despite-living-there-for-15-years-7282<p><span lang="EN-GB">Top chef Damian Wawrzyniak &nbsp;who has cooked for the British royal family and the London Olympics, has been told he cannot</span><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;remain indefinitely in the UK after&nbsp;Brexit despite having lived in the country for 15 years.</span>&nbsp;</p>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:22:00 +0200News & PoliticsBusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eiex5xgwv4ie2mtc94bg55.jpegThe award-wining chef has been living in the UK for 15 years.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/award-winning-chef-denied-uk-settled-status-after-brexit--despite-living-there-for-15-years-7282Legia draw with Rangers but hopes still high for Europa Leaguehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/legia-draw-with-rangers-but-hopes-still-high-for-europa-league-7280<p>Polish champions Legia Warszawa stand ninety minutes from the group stages of the Europa League after earning a nil-nil draw last night against Scottish giants Rangers. </p>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:25:00 +0200Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3v8hoi3p45wex3rtwgao5.jpegRoared on by a capacity crowd in Warsaw, Legia came close to breaking the deadlock on several occasions only to be denied through a combination of last ditch defending and poor finishing.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/legia-draw-with-rangers-but-hopes-still-high-for-europa-league-7280‘I hate it when people ask me that’ Ryan Socashhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/i-hate-it-when-people-ask-me-that-ryan-socash-351<p>Ryan Socash is one of the biggest content creators in Poland and is recognised wherever he goes. His films ask searching questions about Polish identity and his search for rediscovering his Polish roots.</p><p>Ryan Socash is one of the biggest content creators in Poland and is recognised wherever he goes. His films ask searching questions about Polish identity and his search for rediscovering his Polish roots.</p><p>Discover:&nbsp;</p><p>- what question Ryan hates getting asked &nbsp;</p><p>- what he would tell his 8 year old self&nbsp;</p><p>- the best film he made&nbsp;</p><p>- the film he likes least</p><p>- the 1 place he hasn’t been to&nbsp;</p><p>- the 1 question people NEVER ask him&nbsp;</p><p>- if a war broke out between the US and Poland, who would he fight for&nbsp;</p>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:17:00 +0200Heart of Polandhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gtn3ci4524w4lxvq4irhnd.jpeg‘I hate it when people ask me that’ Ryan Socashhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/video/i-hate-it-when-people-ask-me-that-ryan-socash-351Forgotten Holocaust! Hitler’s first extermination camp where over 200,000 were murdered in four yearshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/forgotten-holocaust-hitlers-first-extermination-camp-where-over-200000-were-murdered-in-four-years-7278<p>About 70km north of Łódź lies one of the lesser-known horrors of WWII.</p>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:19:00 +0200Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xr31dlh9i9b16gpkdtfol2.jpegAlthough little-known, the camp in Chełmno nad Nerem stands out in the grim history of the Holocaust for serving as a model for later sites at Treblinka, Sobibór, Bełżec and Auschwitz II Birkenau.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/forgotten-holocaust-hitlers-first-extermination-camp-where-over-200000-were-murdered-in-four-years-7278Former 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-w