The First NewsSun, 04 Dec 2022 20:01:23 +0100France knocks Poland out of World Cuphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/france-knocks-poland-out-of-world-cup-34930<p>Poland’s football team is coming home from Qatar after losing 3-1 to France in the World Cup.</p>Sun, 04 Dec 2022 18:07:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rfe2nsoz43r60jx0zlu3os.jpegThe Poles will fly home next week but should take pride in their performance against a team that could well retain the World Cup. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/france-knocks-poland-out-of-world-cup-34930Poland, Estonia, Lithuania back price cap on Russian oilhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-estonia-lithuania-back-price-cap-on-russian-oil-34928<p>The EU affairs ministers of Poland, Estonia and Lithuania have backed the EU's proposal to set a USD 60 price cap per barrel on Russian oil.</p>Sun, 04 Dec 2022 15:14:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x6q0zccsdq8frspqpint3.jpegThe cap will affect Russian oil supplied by tankers. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-estonia-lithuania-back-price-cap-on-russian-oil-34928First K2 tanks, K9 howitzers from South Korea to reach Poland on Tuesdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-k2-tanks-k9-howitzers-from-south-korea-to-reach-poland-on-tuesday-34926<p>Poland's President Andrzej Duda and Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak will attend a ceremony in the port city of Gdynia on Tuesday at which Poland will accept the first K2 tanks and K9 howitzers for the country’s Armed Forces from South Korea.</p>Sun, 04 Dec 2022 13:20:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xeifxriwjqdajn6j7bb1.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-k2-tanks-k9-howitzers-from-south-korea-to-reach-poland-on-tuesday-34926EU must control relations with 'undemocratic' neighbours says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-must-control-relations-with-undemocratic-neighbours-says-pm-34924<p>Europe must control its relations with its 'undemocratic' neighbours and impose curbs on sales of its technologies, the Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has said.</p>Sat, 03 Dec 2022 16:02:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bqcpf5menxkko1hhlq3jg.jpeg"Europe of our dreams is also a Europe that controls... relations with its undemocratic neighbours, particularly those trying to restore imperialism," Morawiecki said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-must-control-relations-with-undemocratic-neighbours-says-pm-34924Polish PM calls for a republican Europehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-calls-for-a-republican-europe-34921<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that forces that want a republican Europe of states must be united to counter trends towards a centralised EU.</p>Sat, 03 Dec 2022 15:32:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pr8tpvgm04s3youvgi2rk.jpegIn Morawiecki's opinion, "we live in times of a geopolitical turning point, which happens once in several decades, sometimes once in a century."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-pm-calls-for-a-republican-europe-34921Dispatch from Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/dispatch-from-ukraine-34919<p>With the war in Ukraine entering the winter months, hope still holds out for a decisive victory for Kyiv.</p>Sat, 03 Dec 2022 12:39:00 +0100PoliticsLifePodcastsUkrainehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vwsj7y2k60nczkmncxnyz9.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/dispatch-from-ukraine-34919FinMin signs regulation prolonging zero VAT on foodhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/finmin-signs-regulation-prolonging-zero-vat-on-food-34917<p>Polish finance minister has signed a regulation that will keep VAT on basic foodstuffs at a zero rate in the first half of 2023.</p>Sat, 03 Dec 2022 12:11:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/icbwn1uhuk7h0q9v6tf1xm.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/finmin-signs-regulation-prolonging-zero-vat-on-food-34917Half of Poles negative about gov't policy towards Germany, poll showshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/half-of-poles-negative-about-govt-policy-towards-germany-poll-shows-34914<p>Just over half of Poles say they are not happy with the policy of Poland towards its western neighbour, according to a recent survey.</p>Sat, 03 Dec 2022 10:20:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zun84evci1c2vhum2dvfa.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/half-of-poles-negative-about-govt-policy-towards-germany-poll-shows-34914Poland tightens penalties for drunk drivinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-tightens-penalties-for-drunk-driving-34912<p>Drunk drivers face longer prison terms and the confiscation of their vehicles under legislation signed into law by the president on Friday.</p>Sat, 03 Dec 2022 09:59:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x8598q6b7mr4csxym4mg.jpegUnder the new laws, courts will be able to sentence drunk drivers who cause severe injury or death to prison terms of up to 16 years.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-tightens-penalties-for-drunk-driving-34912German auctioneer halts sale of painting stolen from Polish museumhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/german-auctioneer-halts-sale-of-painting-stolen-from-polish-museum-34909<p>A German auction house has suspended the sale of a painting stolen from a Warsaw museum following protests from Poland.</p>Fri, 02 Dec 2022 19:44:00 +0100CultureNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vratbsau249tqvzvvdlus.jpegThe picture was stolen from the National Museum in Warsaw on June 14, 1984. It had been bought by the museum in 1982.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/german-auctioneer-halts-sale-of-painting-stolen-from-polish-museum-34909Poland agrees to EU's USD 60 price cap on Russian oilhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-agrees-to-eus-usd-60-price-cap-on-russian-oil-34907<p>Poland has agreed to support an EU proposal to set a USD 60 price cap per barrel on Russian oil, Poland's ambassador to the EU has said.</p>Fri, 02 Dec 2022 19:38:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x6q0zccsdq8frspqpint3.jpegThe cap will affect Russian oil supplied by tankers. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-agrees-to-eus-usd-60-price-cap-on-russian-oil-34907EU foreign policy chief visits training mission for Ukrainianshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-foreign-policy-chief-visits-training-mission-for-ukrainians-34904<p>Josep Borrell, the EU's top diplomat, has paid a visit to a newly-established EU training mission for Ukrainian troops in Poland.</p>Fri, 02 Dec 2022 19:14:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6olo4wgw8ttzwovp0kqc9.jpegJosep Borrell (pictured left with Polish foreign minister Zbigniew Rau) had come to Poland on Thursday to take part in the OSCE Ministerial Council in the central city of Łódź. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-foreign-policy-chief-visits-training-mission-for-ukrainians-34904Stolen painting should never have been sold says foreign ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stolen-painting-should-never-have-been-sold-says-foreign-minister-34901<p>Poland’s foreign minister has said that the sale in Germany of a painting stolen from Warsaw’s National Museum should never have taken place.</p>Fri, 02 Dec 2022 16:44:00 +0100PoliticsCultureNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vratbsau249tqvzvvdlus.jpegThe picture was stolen from the National Museum in Warsaw on June 14, 1984. It had been bought by the museum in 1982.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stolen-painting-should-never-have-been-sold-says-foreign-minister-34901Ukrainian diplomatic missions in Poland receive threatening packageshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainian-diplomatic-missions-in-poland-receive-threatening-packages-34895<p>Ukrainian diplomatic missions in Poland are among those in six countries reported by Ukraine's foreign affairs ministry on Friday to have received "bloody packages" containing animal eyes.</p>Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:09:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUkrainian diplomatic missions in Poland receive threatening packageshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainian-diplomatic-missions-in-poland-receive-threatening-packages-34895Flu cases rise across Poland, warns health ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/flu-cases-rise-across-poland-warns-health-minister-34894<p>The Polish health minister has said that the number of influenza cases in the country is constantly growing and encouraged Poles to take flu shots.</p>Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:05:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5qx8cnrkhnqll176mau47g.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/flu-cases-rise-across-poland-warns-health-minister-34894Obscure Warsaw mural reveals extraordinary tale of heroism – and King Kong!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/obscure-warsaw-mural-reveals-extraordinary-tale-of-heroism--and-king-kong-34891<p><span lang="en-US">Life does like its little challenges – if I thought that writing a travel column during the lockdown era had been difficult, I hadn’t gambled on the latest dastardly trick that the planet would play on me.</span></p>Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:03:00 +0100LifeWebber's WorldOpinionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hwy6jbwib09056woaomr9zq.jpegIn one of Warsaw’s fringe districts to the city’s far east, plastered on the side of a municipal building I found a mural depicting a bi-plane swooshing over a cavalry unit beneath. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/obscure-warsaw-mural-reveals-extraordinary-tale-of-heroism--and-king-kong-34891SS papers, personal belongings and a model train set part of WWII ‘Wałbrzych Treasure’ uncovered by plumbers in sealed basementhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ss-papers-personal-belongings-and-a-model-train-set-part-of-wwii-walbrzych-treasure-uncovered-by-plumbers-in-sealed-basement-34888<p><span lang="en-US">Three mysterious sealed metal containers recently discovered in Wałbrzych were opened yesterday amid heightened expectations that they could contain valuable Nazi artefacts from World War Two.</span></p>Fri, 02 Dec 2022 12:49:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ngq9du16o5910wnazlvxel.pngThe welded-shut containers containing SS documents and personal belongings including a model train set were part of a treasure haul of around 70 boxes and packages hidden by one or more German families in a walled-off basement of a building in the Lower Silesian city nearly 80 years ago.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ss-papers-personal-belongings-and-a-model-train-set-part-of-wwii-walbrzych-treasure-uncovered-by-plumbers-in-sealed-basement-34888Parliament passes bill on freezing natural gas prices in 2023https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliament-passes-bill-on-freezing-natural-gas-prices-in-2023-34887<p>The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, has adopted a bill freezing natural gas tariffs in 2023 for all households and sensitive recipients at 2022 levels.</p>Fri, 02 Dec 2022 09:36:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgParliament passes bill on freezing natural gas prices in 2023https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliament-passes-bill-on-freezing-natural-gas-prices-in-2023-34887Today’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34885<p>Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.</p>Fri, 02 Dec 2022 08:42:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessNewsNews wraphttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rxtpodfim9gubuv2gjg19.jpegToday’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34885Stolen Polish artwork sold in Germanyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kandinsky-watercolour-stolen-in-poland-sold-in-germany-34878<p>A Polish painting stolen from the National Museum in Warsaw has been sold at a Berlin auction house despite Polish requests that be withdrawn from the sale.</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 20:07:00 +0100CultureNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vratbsau249tqvzvvdlus.jpegThe picture was stolen from the National Museum in Warsaw on June 14, 1984. It had been bought by the museum in 1982.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kandinsky-watercolour-stolen-in-poland-sold-in-germany-34878Hungary's MOL to launch petrol station brand in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hungarys-mol-to-launch-petrol-station-brand-in-poland-34876<p>Hungarian fuels company MOL plans to introduce its brand to the Polish market "immediately," the company said in a press release on Thursday.</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 19:13:00 +0100BusinessNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gm6n1of6huh8o4jtyxlxwt.jpegMOL took possession of the Lotos stations in the deal it signed with Orlen, worth USD 610 million.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hungarys-mol-to-launch-petrol-station-brand-in-poland-34876Polish oil and gas firm buys petrol stations in Hungary, Slovakiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-oil-and-gas-firm-buys-petrol-stations-in-hungary-slovakia-34873<p>Orlen Unipetrol, owned by Poland's leading oil and gas company PKN Orlen, has signed deals to purchase petrol stations in Hungary and Slovakia, Orlen has reported.</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 17:45:00 +0100BusinessNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dvzt9n0y6bihiyl548m4pe.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-oil-and-gas-firm-buys-petrol-stations-in-hungary-slovakia-34873Polish F-16s take over command of Baltic Air Policing mission in Lithuaniahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-f-16s-take-over-command-of-baltic-air-policing-mission-in-lithuania-34871<p>The Polish Air Force has taken over from Hungary the command of the Nato Baltic Air Policing mission based in Siauliai, Lithuania.</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 16:58:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jrzqhbtq7xpmxjpf8rhhei.jpegPoland's 150-strong Orlik 11 group will now guard the skies over the Baltic Sea with its four F-16s until March 2023 for a regular four-months tour of duty.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-f-16s-take-over-command-of-baltic-air-policing-mission-in-lithuania-34871This year's Christmas spending to go up 1 percent shows pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/this-years-christmas-spending-to-go-up-1-percent-shows-poll-34868<p>Poles plan to spend slightly more this year on Christmas than in 2021, a new survey has revealed.</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 16:47:00 +0100NewsLifeFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hpkd1si1gegk55dkuk7q7.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/this-years-christmas-spending-to-go-up-1-percent-shows-poll-34868Male shoppers abandon wives and girlfriends to watch Poland-Argentina matchhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/male-shoppers-abandon-wives-and-girlfriends-to-watch-poland-argentina-match-34866<p>This is the hilarious moment men in Łódź left their wives and girlfriends shopping in IKEA to watch Poland’s match against Argentina.</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 15:25:00 +0100SportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/q5pyp3mislbv4p3h164ja.pngPosting a video on its social media, Łódź officials at city hall added the cheeky caption: “When the wife is looking for the perfect wardrobe, but you have more important things to do.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/male-shoppers-abandon-wives-and-girlfriends-to-watch-poland-argentina-match-34866OSCE founded on security, co-operation says chairmanhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/osce-founded-on-security-co-operation-says-chairman-34865<p>Security and co-operation must remain at the base of the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe), the organisation's chairman, Zbigniew Rau, said on Thursday at a sitting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Lodz, central Poland.</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 14:50:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/82tthzjeayo78j7vv6z43f.jpegRau, who is also Poland's foreign minister, said the OSCE had to put special emphasis on security in view of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, thanks to which "our sense of security has vanished."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/osce-founded-on-security-co-operation-says-chairman-34865Security alerts extended to end-February announces ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/security-alerts-extended-to-end-february-announces-ministry-34863<p>Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has signed an ordinance which extends to February 28 the second-level security alert BRAVO and the third-level security alert CHARLIE-CRP, the interior ministry announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 14:35:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSecurity alerts extended to end-February announces ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/security-alerts-extended-to-end-february-announces-ministry-34863All I want for Christmas… Heartbreaking ‘letters to Santa’ reveal simple wishes of ‘lonely and forgotten’ care home residentshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-i-want-for-christmas-heartbreaking-letters-to-santa-reveal-simple-wishes-of-lonely-and-forgotten-care-home-residents-34859<p>A collection of heartbreaking “letters to Santa” have revealed the simple gifts lonely and forgotten about residents of care homes in Łόdz would most like to receive for Christmas.&nbsp;</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:53:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t4vrplp312j8xgnxfh4xci.pngThe organisers of the annual “Letter to Santa” initiative estimate that they will receive 1,800 letters this year from those under the care of Social Welfare Homes in and around Łόdź.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-i-want-for-christmas-heartbreaking-letters-to-santa-reveal-simple-wishes-of-lonely-and-forgotten-care-home-residents-34859PKN Orlen plans to build first SMR in three years' timehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pkn-orlen-plans-to-build-first-smr-in-three-years-time-34858<p>PKN Orlen, Poland's leading oil and gas company, has plans to build the first Small Modular Reactor (SMR) in Poland in three years time, the company’s CEO said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 12:50:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3mxynvdp1kw6e62xadikid.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pkn-orlen-plans-to-build-first-smr-in-three-years-time-34858Russia brings aggression, war, poverty and death, president tells OSCEhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/russia-brings-aggression-war-poverty-and-death-president-tells-osce-34856<p>If we accept Russia's inhumanity as something normal, we will enable victory for the "Russkij Mir" (Russian order), an idea which means brutality, aggression, war, poverty and death, Poland's president told a sitting of the OSCE Ministerial Council on Thursday.</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 12:48:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/az9f4wapkliwkphhwozasb.jpegAndrzej Duda said Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine was the first such open act of warfare in Europe since World War Two.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/russia-brings-aggression-war-poverty-and-death-president-tells-osce-34856Poland's unemployment rate at 3.0 pct in October - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-at-30-pct-in-october---eurostat-34855<p>Poland's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from the previous month at 3.0 percent in October 2022, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 12:44:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's unemployment rate at 3.0 pct in October - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-at-30-pct-in-october---eurostat-34855Ruling party files inquiry commission bill to probe Russian linkshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-files-inquiry-commission-bill-to-probe-russian-links-34853<p>Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) has submitted a bill for setting up a commission that would look into the country's energy policy in 2007-2022 and potential Russian influences.</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 12:42:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ahtztd9sb3a77qvjik8i1.jpeg"We're submitting a bill concerning a state commission for investigating Russian influence on Poland's internal security in 2007-2022," PiS MP Kazimierz Smolinski said on Thursday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-files-inquiry-commission-bill-to-probe-russian-links-34853Security head, US officials discuss sanctions on Russiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/security-head-us-officials-discuss-sanctions-on-russia-34851<p>Tightening sanctions on Russia dominated talks between Poland's security head and US officials on the sidelines of a sitting of the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Ministerial Council which begins on Thursday in Lodz, central Poland.</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 10:35:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSecurity head, US officials discuss sanctions on Russiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/security-head-us-officials-discuss-sanctions-on-russia-34851Poland's manufacturing PMI up m/m in Octoberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-manufacturing-pmi-up-mm-in-october-34849<p>Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 43.4 points in November 2022 from 42.0 points in October, economic researcher S&amp;P Global reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 09:37:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's manufacturing PMI up m/m in Octoberhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-manufacturing-pmi-up-mm-in-october-34849Today’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34847<p>Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.</p>Thu, 01 Dec 2022 09:15:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessNewsNews wraphttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rxtpodfim9gubuv2gjg19.jpegToday’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34847Poland in last chance saloon after losing to Argentinahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-in-last-chance-saloon-after-losing-to-argentina-34845<p><span lang="EN-GB">Poland scraped into knock-out stages of the World Cup for the first time since 1986 on Wednesday night despite losing to Argentina 2-0.</span></p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 22:23:00 +0100SportNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/61t0s97scu7g91b04r6gf6.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-in-last-chance-saloon-after-losing-to-argentina-34845Polish foreign ministry condemns Belarus human rights abusehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-foreign-ministry-condemns-belarus-human-rights-abuse-34841<p>Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has criticised Minsk's record of violating human rights, including its treatment of political prisoners.</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 20:13:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ncqxe9k89akqfzjbkycnl.jpegKalesnikava was arrested in September 2020.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-foreign-ministry-condemns-belarus-human-rights-abuse-34841Germany to mull sending Patriots to Ukraine, MoD sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/germany-to-mull-sending-patriots-to-ukraine-mod-says-34839<p>The German defence minister has agreed to present Poland's idea to deploy German Patriot missiles in Ukraine to the German government, Poland's defence minister reported on Twitter on Wednesday evening.</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 19:22:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w6fu6lc94dkfv47dhdqt7c.jpegGermany originally offered the Patriots to Poland after a stray missile killed two Poles near the Ukrainian border on November 15. Poland's government, however, proposed that the missiles be stationed in Ukraine.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/germany-to-mull-sending-patriots-to-ukraine-mod-says-34839Baltic Pipe at full capacity, operator reportshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/baltic-pipe-at-full-capacity-operator-reports-34837<p>The Baltic Pipe natural gas pipeline from the North Sea to Poland via Denmark has achieved its full annual capacity of 10 billion cubic metres, the pipeline's Polish operator Gaz-System wrote on Wednesday in a statement.</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 16:23:00 +0100BusinessNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9owyviu4utoqvxk75d8p7g.jpegThe Baltic Pipe went into operation on October 1, but until now worked in a limited scope owing to unfinished construction work on the Danish side.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/baltic-pipe-at-full-capacity-operator-reports-34837Poland's fuel firm PKN Orlen sells petrol stations to Hungary’s MOLhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-fuel-firm-pkn-orlen-sells-petrol-stations-to-hungarys-mol-34833<p>PKN Orlen, Poland's leading oil and gas company, has signed a USD 610 million deal with its Hungarian competitor, MOL, for the sale of the Polish firm Lotos Paliwa (Lotos Fuels), which runs a network of petrol stations.</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 16:07:00 +0100BusinessNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ag4drzx2wrb45y2rukp3wo.jpegPKN Orlen and MOL also signed an eight-year fuel sales deal and a branding licence agreement for Lotos petrol stations.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-fuel-firm-pkn-orlen-sells-petrol-stations-to-hungarys-mol-34833Ruling coalition MP reprimanded for LGBT commentshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-coalition-mp-reprimanded-for-lgbt-comments-34831<p>Janusz Kowalski, an MP from Solidary Poland, an ally of the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, has been reprimanded by the parliamentary ethics committee for statements he made referring to LGBT "ideology".</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 15:12:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7f3fh7rn4by3w11cigrwh.jpegThe motion to reprimand Kowalski (pictured) was filed by the vice-president of the Left parliamentary caucus, Beata Maciejewska.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-coalition-mp-reprimanded-for-lgbt-comments-34831Lublin classical accordionist aged 12 is dubbed a genius!https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-classical-accordionist-aged-12-is-dubbed-a-genius-34829<p><span lang="EN-US">A 12-year-old who plays classical music on his accordion has been dubbed a ‘genius’ after winning Poland’s I’ve Got Talent show.</span></p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 14:36:00 +0100CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u3su94e0ysd26kq9i2dqoq.pngAlready having a string of musical successes to his credit, including a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York, Bachonko began his love with the accordion at the age of 5.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lublin-classical-accordionist-aged-12-is-dubbed-a-genius-34829PKN Orlen signs deal with Aramco for sale of Lotos stakehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pkn-orlen-signs-deal-with-aramco-for-sale-of-lotos-stake-34827<p>Poland's dominant petrochemicals group, PKN Orlen, has signed a deal with Saudi Arabia's Aramco Overseas Company on the sale of a 30-percent stake in the refinery of Lotos as part of remedial measures related to its merger with its smaller local peer.</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 14:03:00 +0100BusinessNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ztm55lcbv8f2js1x2oodtl.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pkn-orlen-signs-deal-with-aramco-for-sale-of-lotos-stake-34827Zero VAT on food to cost state budget EUR 1.87 next yearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/zero-vat-on-food-to-cost-state-budget-eur-187-next-year-34826<p>Poland could lose billions of zlotys in VAT revenue owing to maintaining a zero-rate VAT tariff on some foodstuffs.</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 13:32:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgZero VAT on food to cost state budget EUR 1.87 next yearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/zero-vat-on-food-to-cost-state-budget-eur-187-next-year-34826Now THAT’s a front row seat! Polish firm says it is already a World Cup winner after providing 350,000 seats for Qatari stadiumshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/now-thats-a-front-row-seat-polish-firm-says-it-is-already-a-world-cup-winner-after-providing-350000-seats-for-qatari-stadiums-34824<p><span lang="EN-US">A Polish chair company says it is already a World Cup winner after providing 350,000 seats for most of Qatar’s stadiums.</span></p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:59:00 +0100BusinessSportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dqkmi0nvu144nknlqcse1.pngSharing production and technological knowhow of the World Cup Abacus seating with partner company Coastal Qatar, in addition to supporting the construction of a modern factory in Qatar and the launch of production in the Middle East, Forum manufactured all the remaining VIP seats in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/now-thats-a-front-row-seat-polish-firm-says-it-is-already-a-world-cup-winner-after-providing-350000-seats-for-qatari-stadiums-34824Allegro sees e-commerce sales slowdownhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/allegro-sees-e-commerce-sales-slowdown-34823<p>Allegro, one of the biggest players on the Polish e-commerce market, is experiencing a slowdown in its business operations in November.</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:52:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cm9amayuu5ixjpy2lmc8i.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/allegro-sees-e-commerce-sales-slowdown-34823Poland welcomes EC move to seize Russian assetshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-welcomes-ec-move-to-seize-russian-assets-34821<p>Poland's minister for European affairs has described as a "step in the right direction" an announcement by the European Commission (EC)'s president that the bloc will confiscate frozen Russian assets.</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:43:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland welcomes EC move to seize Russian assetshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-welcomes-ec-move-to-seize-russian-assets-34821S&P lowers Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2023https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-lowers-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-for-2023-34820<p>Ratings agency Standard and Poor's (S&amp;P) has downgraded Poland's economic growth forecast to 0.9 percent in 2023 from 1.2 percent forecast in September.</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:18:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gu7yfusreujliau6aaukz.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sp-lowers-polands-gdp-growth-forecast-for-2023-34820Inflation to slow from March next year says think-tankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inflation-to-slow-from-march-next-year-says-think-tank-34819<p>Poland's inflation rate is expected to slow down in March 2023, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE), a government think-tank, has said commenting on the latest figures from the Central Statistical Office (GUS).</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:11:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgInflation to slow from March next year says think-tankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inflation-to-slow-from-march-next-year-says-think-tank-34819Poland enters demographic crisis says stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-enters-demographic-crisis-says-stats-office-34818<p>Poland has fallen into a demographic crisis with the population predicted to drop by 4.4 million by 2050, according to a report by the Central Statistical Office (GUS).</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:09:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gxmh7mpkfxwnugvo3zmc2c.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-enters-demographic-crisis-says-stats-office-34818Poland reports 2,783 coronavirus cases, 27 deaths between Nov 24-30https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2783-coronavirus-cases-27-deaths-between-nov-24-30-34817<p>Poland recorded 2,783 confirmed coronavirus cases and 27 deaths between November 24 and November 30, 2022, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:07:00 +0100NewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/aen23htt8n7vlmdo6ewvq.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2783-coronavirus-cases-27-deaths-between-nov-24-30-34817Poland's GDP grows 3.6 pct y/y in Q3 - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-grows-36-pct-yy-in-q3---stats-office-34815<p>Poland's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 3.6 percent year on year in the third quarter of 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 10:33:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wj5zu4y6pgiaaw70s9c7rt.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-grows-36-pct-yy-in-q3---stats-office-34815Poland's CPI hits 17.4 pct y/y in November - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-hits-174-pct-yy-in-november---stats-office-34814<p>Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 17.4 percent year on year and by 0.7 percent month on month in November 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 10:30:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hzjc8angfeugnbrhv62x.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-hits-174-pct-yy-in-november---stats-office-34814Gov't spokesman confirms EC step towards recovery fund payouthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-spokesman-confirms-ec-step-towards-recovery-fund-payout-34812<p>The possibility that the EU could grant Poland access to a multi-billion euro post-pandemic recovery fund has improved after the European Commission accepted key documents.</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 10:14:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8zc4qjlxx3tm21t4h3php.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-spokesman-confirms-ec-step-towards-recovery-fund-payout-34812Three Polish women detained as suspected members of Italian mafiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-polish-women-detained-as-suspected-members-of-italian-mafia-34810<p>Three Polish women have been detained in Poland on suspicion of collaborating with the 'Ndrangheta, the "most powerful criminal organisation in Italy."</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 09:40:00 +0100NewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgThree Polish women detained as suspected members of Italian mafiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-polish-women-detained-as-suspected-members-of-italian-mafia-34810Germany confirms offer of Patriots for Poland still holdshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/germany-confirms-offer-of-patriots-for-poland-still-holds-34808<p>Germany's chancellor and defence minister have said an offer to provide Poland with US-made Patriot air-defence systems is still on the table.</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 09:29:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x5xfc43ye49aw12a0v1n9.jpegThe statement came from Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday and was reiterated in an interview for Tuesday's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) newspaper by Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/germany-confirms-offer-of-patriots-for-poland-still-holds-34808Today’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34806<p>Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.</p>Wed, 30 Nov 2022 09:09:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessNewsNews wraphttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rxtpodfim9gubuv2gjg19.jpegToday’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34806Nato foreign ministers pledge solidarity with Poland after missile strikehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-foreign-ministers-pledge-solidarity-with-poland-after-missile-strike-34804<p>Nato foreign ministers who met in Bucharest on Tuesday expressed solidarity with Poland after two Polish civilians were killed by a stray missile in Przewodów, on Poland's southeastern border as Ukraine is fighting Russia's invasion.</p>Tue, 29 Nov 2022 18:11:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kwxhmdq8fzb72w654ykn7h.jpeg"We stand in solidarity with Poland following the incident of 15 November that led to the tragic loss of life as a result of Russia's missile attacks against Ukraine," the diplomats wrote in a joint statement. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-foreign-ministers-pledge-solidarity-with-poland-after-missile-strike-34804EBRD invests over EUR 1.1 bln in Poland's renewableshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ebrd-invests-over-eur-11-bln-in-polands-renewables-34801<p>The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has invested, so far, more than EUR 1.1 billion in renewable energy generation in Poland, the majority of which is in windpower plants, EBRD has said.</p>Tue, 29 Nov 2022 16:28:00 +0100BusinessNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a9udk8jtymocpy5erkvxef.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ebrd-invests-over-eur-11-bln-in-polands-renewables-34801Gov't adopts amendment to law on aid for Ukrainianshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-adopts-amendment-to-law-on-aid-for-ukrainians-34799<p>Poland's government adopted on Tuesday an amendment to a law on aid for Ukrainian citizens, tightening the system of benefits paid to war refugees and providing for them to cover part of the costs of collective accommodation.</p>Tue, 29 Nov 2022 16:18:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g6imx5xkljnd141xey4m.jpegUnder the proposals, social benefits will be stopped for refugees leaving Poland, and if they leave for more than 30 days they will lose the legal right to stay and receive benefits. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/govt-adopts-amendment-to-law-on-aid-for-ukrainians-34799Poland getting ready for new wave of Ukrainian refugees says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-getting-ready-for-new-wave-of-ukrainian-refugees-says-pm-34796<p>Poland is readying itself for a possible new wave of Ukrainian refugees, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said.</p>Tue, 29 Nov 2022 15:01:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u58k00xby1e5fjgltp8kyr.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-getting-ready-for-new-wave-of-ukrainian-refugees-says-pm-34796Ministries to prepare emergency savings planshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ministries-to-prepare-emergency-savings-plans-34794<p>Poland's government ministries are to prepare savings plans in case of unexpected events, the finance minister has said.</p>Tue, 29 Nov 2022 14:54:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMinistries to prepare emergency savings planshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ministries-to-prepare-emergency-savings-plans-34794Inflation may start going down in Q2, 2023 says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inflation-may-start-going-down-in-q2-2023-says-pm-34792<p>Poland's record-high inflation may start to drop in the second quarter of 2023, according to Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister.</p>Tue, 29 Nov 2022 14:48:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2zi34hjx8k3fjo7k5kd58f.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inflation-may-start-going-down-in-q2-2023-says-pm-34792Charming Podlasie-inspired Lego cottage wows fans with its ‘fairytale’ qualities and attention to detailhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/charming-podlasie-inspired-lego-cottage-wows-fans-with-its-fairytale-qualities-and-attention-to-detail-34790<p>A Lego cottage modelled on the rustic cabins of Podlasie is wowing the Lego-loving world and could soon become an official part of Lego’s collection.</p>Tue, 29 Nov 2022 14:17:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0g2tkmdrrwvq39oq6tmsq0o.jpegTitled the House of Open Shutters, the idea came after Lego master Łukasz Więcek was approached by the Podlasie Tourist Office.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/charming-podlasie-inspired-lego-cottage-wows-fans-with-its-fairytale-qualities-and-attention-to-detail-34790Zero VAT on food to remain in H1 2023 says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/zero-vat-on-food-to-remain-in-h1-2023-says-pm-34788<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said that Poland will keep a zero VAT rate on food in the first half of 2023.</p>Tue, 29 Nov 2022 13:48:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ipabsvmay2t3okqmeay5j.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/zero-vat-on-food-to-remain-in-h1-2023-says-pm-34788Armed cops raid Warsaw auction house to seize ‘controversial’ painting – but leave empty-handedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/armed-cops-raid-warsaw-auction-house-to-seize-controversial-painting--but-leave-empty-handed-34786<p><span lang="en-US">A painting set to become the most expensive artwork ever sold in Poland was the subject of a legal stand off yesterday after armed police went to seize the masterpiece from a Warsaw auction house - but were forced to leave empty-handed.</span></p>Tue, 29 Nov 2022 13:29:00 +0100CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bjlz9exq89jx4vdmjhjupb.jpegThe painting by Jacek Malczewski was being prepared for auction at the DESA Unicum auction house when police and staff from the National Museum arrived after prosecutors reported it may have been involved in a crime when it was removed from Poland in the 1950s.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/armed-cops-raid-warsaw-auction-house-to-seize-controversial-painting--but-leave-empty-handed-34786Ruling party wants charges dropped over voter listshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-wants-charges-dropped-over-voter-lists-34785<p>Local governments that may have broken the law when they handed lists of voters in their respective constituencies to Polish Post will not be prosecuted under a new bill filed by the ruling party.</p>Tue, 29 Nov 2022 12:49:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRuling party wants charges dropped over voter listshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-wants-charges-dropped-over-voter-lists-34785Poland still against EC Russian crude oil price cap proposalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-still-against-ec-russian-crude-oil-price-cap-proposal-34783<p>Poland will oppose a European Commission proposal to impose a price cap of USD 65 on a barrel of Russian oil as it believes that the proposed level is too high, according to a PAP source.</p>Tue, 29 Nov 2022 12:04:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland still against EC Russian crude oil price cap proposalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-still-against-ec-russian-crude-oil-price-cap-proposal-34783Poland expects deliveries of Korean tanks, howitzers this yearhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-expects-deliveries-of-korean-tanks-howitzers-this-year-34781<p>South Korea will deliver the first tanks and howitzers Poland has ordered by the end of the year, the Polish defence minister has said.</p>Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:24:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xgp8bpsfjagry32gn3i6.jpeg"We're expecting deliveries of the K2 main battle tanks, and the self-propelled K9 howitzers this year, in 2022," Mariusz Blaszczak said on Tuesday as he opened a Polish-Korean defence industry conference in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-expects-deliveries-of-korean-tanks-howitzers-this-year-34781Polish judge critical of government can return to workhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-judge-critical-of-government-can-return-to-work-34779<p>Poland's Supreme Court has annulled the suspension of a judge, who has been fiercely critical of the government's changes to the country’s judicial system, and has not approved his detention so that he could be brought before a prosecutor.</p>Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:15:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w64di4jim18aic9k4cfpr7.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-judge-critical-of-government-can-return-to-work-34779Most young Poles use mobile devices for e-shoppinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-young-poles-use-mobile-devices-for-e-shopping-34778<p>Most Poles aged 18-29 use smartphones to do their online shopping while older people tend to rely on desktop computers and laptops, a survey has found.</p>Tue, 29 Nov 2022 09:50:00 +0100NewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5f28sl8nznddcj3q8fbhs.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-young-poles-use-mobile-devices-for-e-shopping-34778Today’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34776<p>Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.</p><p><br></p>Tue, 29 Nov 2022 08:59:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessNewsNews wraphttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rxtpodfim9gubuv2gjg19.jpegToday’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34776Poland may accept Patriots if they are not sent to Ukraine says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-may-accept-patriots-if-they-are-not-sent-to-ukraine-says-pm-34773<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, said on Monday that his country would consider accepting the Patriot air defence units from Germany if Berlin decides not to transfer them to Ukraine as requested by Warsaw.</p>Mon, 28 Nov 2022 19:22:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hb2f85y6b99bh4j9tm2zpo.jpegLast week, the German government offered to send Poland the US-made air-defence system to help it secure its airspace after a missile crashed near a Polish village close to the Ukrainian border, killing two people.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-may-accept-patriots-if-they-are-not-sent-to-ukraine-says-pm-34773State of epidemic threat may be lifted in January says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/state-of-epidemic-threat-may-be-lifted-in-january-says-pm-34770<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, has said that the state of Covid-19 epidemic threat may be lifted as of January 2023.</p>Mon, 28 Nov 2022 18:15:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7b1l1xghgfuj7a5a5qb7z9.jpegAsked whether the state of epidemic threat could be lifted as of January 1, Morawiecki said that such a solution could not be ruled out.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/state-of-epidemic-threat-may-be-lifted-in-january-says-pm-34770Poland calls for more humanitarian aid for Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-calls-for-more-humanitarian-aid-for-ukraine-34768<p>A Polish deputy foreign minister has appealed to the European Union and its members to increase their humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.</p>Mon, 28 Nov 2022 16:20:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/twsefgl3jvoytz1r24gaok.jpegAccording to Jabłoński, funds for Ukraine could be obtained from the frozen Russian assets.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-calls-for-more-humanitarian-aid-for-ukraine-34768All Russian oil should be sanctioned says Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-russian-oil-should-be-sanctioned-says-polish-pm-34766<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, has said that all Russian oil should be banned as part of sanctions aimed at reducing Moscow's revenues from oil exports so that it has less money to finance its invasion of Ukraine.</p>Mon, 28 Nov 2022 15:56:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6dwpthuivumdthq7q440ti.jpeg"I would like the EU to make quick, bold decisions and Poland will, of course, be among the first ones... to comply with these decisions," Morawiecki said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/all-russian-oil-should-be-sanctioned-says-polish-pm-34766Ruling party wants to investigate predecessors' energy policyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-wants-to-investigate-predecessors-energy-policy-34764<p>Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), has submitted a bill for setting up a commission that would look into the country's energy policy during the rule of his party's main opponent.</p>Mon, 28 Nov 2022 14:37:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vyqkrmtqsi7wthljdi7lc.jpegKaczynski said at a joint press conference with Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, on Tuesday, that the body would "investigate the energy policy pursued by Poland's government in 2007-2015."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-wants-to-investigate-predecessors-energy-policy-34764When Lewy met Khan: Footy fan gets to meet his hero after video of him supporting Poland went viralhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/when-lewy-met-khan-footy-fan-gets-to-meet-his-hero-after-video-of-him-supporting-poland-went-viral-34762<p><span lang="en-US">A shirt-flipping football fan from India who became an internet sensation after tearing off his Saudi Arabia jersey to reveal a Robert Lewandowski shirt during wild celebrations after the ace sniper scored in Poland’s thrilling 2-0 victory over the oil-rich desert kingdom finally had the chance to meet his idol yesterday.</span></p>Mon, 28 Nov 2022 13:24:00 +0100SportLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/oz61xffinnaup9h7sdyji.pngRobert Lewandowski invited Abdul Samad Khan to the team’s hotel after tracking him down on social media.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/when-lewy-met-khan-footy-fan-gets-to-meet-his-hero-after-video-of-him-supporting-poland-went-viral-34762Duda Poland's most trusted politicianhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/duda-polands-most-trusted-politician-34760<p>President Andrzej Duda is the most trusted Polish politician, a recent poll has found.</p>Mon, 28 Nov 2022 12:55:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t07b0j5soeh239ndqljjr9.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/duda-polands-most-trusted-politician-34760Ukrainians able to learn Patriots fast, official sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainians-able-to-learn-patriots-fast-official-says-34758<p>Ukrainians will be able to master the Patriot missile defence system in no more than a couple of months, a Polish government minister said on Monday.</p>Mon, 28 Nov 2022 12:51:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUkrainians able to learn Patriots fast, official sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainians-able-to-learn-patriots-fast-official-says-34758Polish ambassador to Nato denies blocks on equipment to Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-ambassador-to-nato-denies-blocks-on-equipment-to-ukraine-34756<p>Poland's ambassador to Nato has described as “absolutely untrue” claims that the alliance’s agreements stand in the way of Germany sending Patriot missile to Ukraine.</p>Mon, 28 Nov 2022 10:50:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish ambassador to Nato denies blocks on equipment to Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-ambassador-to-nato-denies-blocks-on-equipment-to-ukraine-34756Over six thousand behind bars for traffic offenceshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-six-thousand-behind-bars-for-traffic-offences-34755<p>More than 6,300 people are serving sentences in Polish prisons for traffic offences with the vast majority of them being drunk drivers, a Prison Guard spokesperson has told PAP.</p>Mon, 28 Nov 2022 09:43:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wx65d0eo5wa2wsq5c0l2fv.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/over-six-thousand-behind-bars-for-traffic-offences-34755Today’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34753<p>Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.</p>Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:51:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessNewsNews wraphttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rxtpodfim9gubuv2gjg19.jpegToday’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34753Poland working towards 7 pct of GDP on health, says ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-working-towards-7-pct-of-gdp-on-health-says-minister-34751<p>Poland's health minister said on Sunday that the country is systematically heading towards spending 7 percent of its GDP on healthcare.</p>Sun, 27 Nov 2022 12:53:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cwq3dzvhglbjdrivw8hx.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-working-towards-7-pct-of-gdp-on-health-says-minister-34751Poland arm in arm with Ukrainian friends says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-arm-in-arm-with-ukrainian-friends-says-pm-34749<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said in a joint message with the Ukrainian president that Poland has been standing arm in arm with its Ukrainian friends and partners.</p>Sun, 27 Nov 2022 12:13:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b5a439ct8l5utlfurfv2e.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-arm-in-arm-with-ukrainian-friends-says-pm-34749Poland getting ready for more Ukrainian refugees says ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-getting-ready-for-more-ukrainian-refugees-says-minister-34748<p>A new wave of refugees can be expected in Poland due to energy problems in Ukraine and the escalation of military operations in that country, the interior minister has said.</p>Sun, 27 Nov 2022 12:07:00 +0100PoliticsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/909wiobzn5sefg3wuzxbfu.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-getting-ready-for-more-ukrainian-refugees-says-minister-34748Ruling coalition maintains lead in opinion pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-coalition-maintains-lead-in-opinion-poll-34746<p>If elections had been held on Sunday, Poland's ruling United Right coalition could count on 35.7-precent backing with the main opposition grouping, Civic Coalition (KO), taking 28.4 percent of the vote, a new poll has revealed.</p>Sun, 27 Nov 2022 10:00:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRuling coalition maintains lead in opinion pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-coalition-maintains-lead-in-opinion-poll-34746Poland offers USD 20 mln to support Ukraine's grain exportshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-offers-usd-20-mln-to-support-ukraines-grain-exports-34745<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said Poland will offer USD 20 million to Ukraine to help the country export its grain to Africa.</p>Sat, 26 Nov 2022 16:33:00 +0100NewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland offers USD 20 mln to support Ukraine's grain exportshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-offers-usd-20-mln-to-support-ukraines-grain-exports-34745Poland’s World Cup dream is alive and kicking after a 2-0 win over Saudi Arabiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-world-cup-dream-is-alive-and-kicking-after-a-2-0-win-over-saudi-arabia-34742<p><span lang="EN-GB">The victory, a significant improvement on the tepid performance against Mexico earlier in the week, leaves Poland on the verge of qualifying for the knock-out stages.</span></p>Sat, 26 Nov 2022 16:14:00 +0100SportNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ty34z3pj13p4v4zd8wa.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-world-cup-dream-is-alive-and-kicking-after-a-2-0-win-over-saudi-arabia-34742What’s Cooking? A look at Jewish culinary culturehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/whats-cooking-a-look-at-jewish-culinary-culture-34740<p>In this episode of The Debrief, we take a look at a virtual exhibition at the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw which gives users the opportunity to dive into the world of Jewish cooking.</p>Sat, 26 Nov 2022 13:31:00 +0100CultureLifePodcastshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ew5uzdo1m59xsynap9ufuc.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/whats-cooking-a-look-at-jewish-culinary-culture-34740Poland's Zyla takes third place in ski jumping World Cup eventhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-zyla-takes-third-place-in-ski-jumping-world-cup-event-34738<p>Poland's Piotr Zyla finished third in the men's ski-jumping event in Ruka, Finland, on Saturday, claiming his 20th career individual World Cup podium.</p>Sat, 26 Nov 2022 12:21:00 +0100SportFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0gwh9jjc2t7mulogf7fxco.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-zyla-takes-third-place-in-ski-jumping-world-cup-event-34738Either Ukraine wins or whole Europe loses, Polish PM sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/either-ukraine-wins-or-whole-europe-loses-polish-pm-says-34736<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that if Ukraine does not win the war started by Russia, all of Europe will lose.</p>Sat, 26 Nov 2022 11:07:00 +0100PoliticsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0qmv39wu6fcj00effx9pwc6qs.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/either-ukraine-wins-or-whole-europe-loses-polish-pm-says-34736Pentagon sets up repair facility for Ukrainian artillery in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pentagon-sets-up-repair-facility-for-ukrainian-artillery-in-poland-34734<p>The Pentagon has set up a repair facility to help Ukrainians replace barrels of their Western-made howitzers which suffer from wear and tear due to extensive use, the New York Times has reported.</p>Sat, 26 Nov 2022 11:00:00 +0100NewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPentagon sets up repair facility for Ukrainian artillery in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pentagon-sets-up-repair-facility-for-ukrainian-artillery-in-poland-34734Polish natural gas price among lowest in Europe says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-natural-gas-price-among-lowest-in-europe-says-pm-34732<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said that Poland's natural gas price is one of the lowest in Europe.</p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 19:53:00 +0100PoliticsNewsLifeFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eibei5mafzg7u3nalhtva.jpeg"Thanks to the Law and Justice (PiS) government's effort, Poland has one of the lowest gas prices in Europe," Morawiecki said, adding that natural gas was cheaper only in Slovakia, Croatia and Hungary.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-natural-gas-price-among-lowest-in-europe-says-pm-34732Nato chief says Patriots needed in both Poland and Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-chief-says-patriots-needed-in-both-poland-and-ukraine-34729<p>Air-defence systems such as the US-made Patriot are needed both in Poland and in Ukraine, Nato secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday in an interview for US news channel CNN.</p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 19:12:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/34kqs1zb4gwgoys58iymh4.jpegThe decision of where to deploy the Patriot batteries would be one to be taken at a national level, Stoltenberg explained. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-chief-says-patriots-needed-in-both-poland-and-ukraine-34729Gas flow to Poland via Baltic Pipe to be temporarily haltedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gas-flow-to-poland-via-baltic-pipe-to-be-temporarily-halted-34726<p>The Baltic Pipe gas pipeline will be temporarily shut down on Monday due to a technical reason, according to the Danish gas network operator.</p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 18:28:00 +0100BusinessNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eoqv7yuqgpvrgd3tl17esm.jpegAccording to Energinet, the full capacity in the Baltic Pipe will be reached on Wednesday, November 30.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gas-flow-to-poland-via-baltic-pipe-to-be-temporarily-halted-34726Poland freezes gas tariffs for householdshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-freezes-gas-tariffs-for-households-34722<p>Gas tariffs will remain at this year's level in 2023 for households, but the overall price of gas will be higher as VAT cuts will no longer be in force, the climate minister has said.</p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 15:42:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5ps78aig5jx5slcprl8a9t.jpeg"The basic assumption of the gas bill is a freeze, a 100-percent freeze of the gas tariff, the rate that households will pay at this year's level," Moskwa said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-freezes-gas-tariffs-for-households-34722German Patriots should be in Ukraine says presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/german-patriots-should-be-in-ukraine-says-president-34720<p>The Patriot missiles offered to Poland by Germany should be sent to Ukraine because it makes sense from a miltary point of view, Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland, said on Friday.</p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 14:50:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2h3dq0cdi0hb1a4pktcd9v.jpeg"From a military point of view it would be best to place the Patriot batteries in Ukraine, at a certain distance from the Polish border," said Duda.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/german-patriots-should-be-in-ukraine-says-president-34720Pleszew becomes Poland’s first ‘15-minute city’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pleszew-becomes-polands-first-15-minute-city-34717<p><span lang="EN-US">The small, sleepy town of Pleszew in Wielkopolska has recently been gaining recognition worldwide as the first 15-minute ‘city’ in Poland.</span></p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 14:27:00 +0100LifeRegionsLifestylehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zeid689ye2y7vux9n7ugn.jpegThe idea of a 15-minute city in which everything people need for their lives is within 15-minutes on foot, by bike or on public transport.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pleszew-becomes-polands-first-15-minute-city-34717Saab to design two ships for Polish Navyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/saab-to-design-two-ships-for-polish-navy-34716<p>Poland has signed a deal with Swedish firm Saab for the construction of two radio-electronic surveillance ships for the Polish Navy, a spokesman for the Armament Agency has told PAP.</p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 13:49:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o2eittq6hvnseb3ntbjrl.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/saab-to-design-two-ships-for-polish-navy-34716New segment of surveillance fence on Belarus border ready for actionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-segment-of-surveillance-fence-on-belarus-border-ready-for-action-34714<p>Another section of an electronic surveillance system on Poland’s border fence with Belarus is set to become operational, the deputy interior minister said on Friday.</p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 13:06:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/weg2jkp904dawkh79d14do.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-segment-of-surveillance-fence-on-belarus-border-ready-for-action-34714Top cops bust ‘family-run’ fake money-making op after finding makeshift printing press in residential apartmenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-cops-bust-family-run-fake-money-making-op-after-finding-makeshift-printing-press-in-residential-apartment-34712<p><span lang="en-US">An elite team of detectives have busted a family-run counterfeit money making operation after finding a makeshift printing press in a residential apartment.</span></p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 12:33:00 +0100NewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eztgz36tp14jgi2vhojt4o.pngThe homemade scam was discovered in the city of Chorzów in southern Poland by a handpicked team of crack officers.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/top-cops-bust-family-run-fake-money-making-op-after-finding-makeshift-printing-press-in-residential-apartment-34712Poland can help Hungary diversify energy supplies says ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-can-help-hungary-diversify-energy-supplies-says-minister-34710<p>Poland could help Hungary diversify its energy sources, a Polish minister said on Friday.</p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 11:59:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland can help Hungary diversify energy supplies says ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-can-help-hungary-diversify-energy-supplies-says-minister-34710Russia must fail for Europe to be safe says Polish presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/russia-must-fail-for-europe-to-be-safe-says-polish-president-34708<p>Russia must fail politically, militarily and economically in Ukraine for Europe to be safe, Poland's president, Andrzej Duda, has said.</p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 11:52:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w1gew1wlb22uomihmrpt.jpeg"A secure Europe is one in which Russia suffers a political, military and economic defeat," the president said. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/russia-must-fail-for-europe-to-be-safe-says-polish-president-34708Number of flu, flu-like illnesses on the rise in Poland warns ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/number-of-flu-flu-like-illnesses-on-the-rise-in-poland-warns-minister-34707<p>There are now 120,000 cases of flu and flu-like illnesses per week in Poland, the country’s health minister said on Friday.</p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 10:57:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zlpla55fsfk7jt21j0i2.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/number-of-flu-flu-like-illnesses-on-the-rise-in-poland-warns-minister-34707October unemployment stable at 5.1 percent - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/october-unemployment-stable-at-51-percent---stats-office-34706<p>Poland's unemployment rate remained unchanged month on month at 5.1 percent in October 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 10:51:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/plrrnlw7haez2fgbiz0yp.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/october-unemployment-stable-at-51-percent---stats-office-34706President wants German Patriots to be located in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-wants-german-patriots-to-be-located-in-poland-34704<p>The Patriot missiles offered to Poland by Germany should be situated in Poland and not, as suggested by the defence minister, given to Ukraine, according to Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, a presidential aide said on Friday.</p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 10:48:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/amm0hyhu21c3rifncbfrfu.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-wants-german-patriots-to-be-located-in-poland-34704Poles want Ukrainian refugees to cover some costshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-want-ukrainian-refugees-to-cover-some-costs-34703<p>Most Poles now support Ukrainian refugees having to pay at least some of their living expenses in Poland, a new poll has found.</p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 09:16:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoles want Ukrainian refugees to cover some costshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-want-ukrainian-refugees-to-cover-some-costs-34703Today’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34701<p>Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.</p>Fri, 25 Nov 2022 09:07:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessNewsNews wraphttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rxtpodfim9gubuv2gjg19.jpegToday’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34701PM calls for stronger action from EC on natural gas price caphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-calls-for-stronger-action-from-ec-on-natural-gas-price-cap-34697<p>Poland's prime minister has said the price of natural gas proposed by the European Commission (EC) is too high and more decisive action is needed by the EU's executive arm.</p>Thu, 24 Nov 2022 17:02:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ehauelwzibsdh0jnul4tec.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-calls-for-stronger-action-from-ec-on-natural-gas-price-cap-34697PM calls on EC to do more to help countries supporting Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-calls-on-ec-to-do-more-to-help-countries-supporting-ukraine-34695<p>Predicting a further wave of war refugees from Ukraine, Poland's prime minister has called on the European Commission (EC) to give more help to countries bearing the costs of aiding Ukrainians.</p>Thu, 24 Nov 2022 16:09:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vda69h6ehld1lkzciegskp.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-calls-on-ec-to-do-more-to-help-countries-supporting-ukraine-34695EP backs persecuted Poles in Belarushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ep-backs-persecuted-poles-in-belarus-34693<p>The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday condemned the Belarusian authorities' continued persecution of the country's democratic opposition, including members of the Polish minority.</p>Thu, 24 Nov 2022 16:05:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEP backs persecuted Poles in Belarushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ep-backs-persecuted-poles-in-belarus-34693Head of Polish tennis association resigns over sexual abuse scandalhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/head-of-polish-tennis-association-resigns-over-sexual-abuse-scandal-34691<p>Miroslaw Skrzypczynski, the president of the Polish Tennis Association (PZT), has resigned following accusations of physical and psychological violence and sexual abuse.</p>Thu, 24 Nov 2022 15:56:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dzf6igdms9fkp7ewadmk1r.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/head-of-polish-tennis-association-resigns-over-sexual-abuse-scandal-34691Poland's budget surplus at EUR 5.79 bln at end-October - FinMinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-budget-surplus-at-eur-579-bln-at-end-october---finmin-34689<p>Poland recorded a PLN 27.2-billion (EUR 5.79-billion) state budget surplus after the first 10 months of 2022, the Finance Ministry has said.</p>Thu, 24 Nov 2022 15:02:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's budget surplus at EUR 5.79 bln at end-October - FinMinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-budget-surplus-at-eur-579-bln-at-end-october---finmin-34689‘It’s perhaps not the easiest thing in the world to find beauty in Silesia or Katowice’: an artist turns heads with pictures of his home regionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-perhaps-not-the-easiest-thing-in-the-world-to-find-beauty-in-silesia-or-katowice-an-artist-turns-heads-with-pictures-of-his-home-region-14720<p><span lang="EN-GB">A Katowice-based artist has captured the imagination of Poles far and wide with his stunning images of Silesia that present the nation’s industrial heartland in an enchantingly whimsical manner.</span></p>Thu, 24 Nov 2022 13:49:00 +0100Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f3zmau24a0apn22yvwojm8.jpegTrams float across a Silesian cityscape.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/its-perhaps-not-the-easiest-thing-in-the-world-to-find-beauty-in-silesia-or-katowice-an-artist-turns-heads-with-pictures-of-his-home-region-14720Poland blocks EC's proposal for price cap on Russian oil says EU sourcehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-blocks-ecs-proposal-for-price-cap-on-russian-oil-says-eu-source-34685<p>Poland has blocked a European Commission proposal to cap the Russian oil price at USD 65 per barrel, EU diplomatic sources in Brussels have told PAP.</p>Thu, 24 Nov 2022 13:07:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9asnuxknqh473jaee6pibo.jpegAccording to information obtained by PAP, the proposal was blocked at the meeting of EU ambassadors by Poland's Permanent Representative to the EU, Andrzej Sadoś.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-blocks-ecs-proposal-for-price-cap-on-russian-oil-says-eu-source-34685No arrangements between Poland and Hungary on unblocking EU funds says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-arrangements-between-poland-and-hungary-on-unblocking-eu-funds-says-pm-34683<p>Poland and Hungary are not working together to unblock their access to an EU post-pandemic recovery fund, Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s prime minister said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 24 Nov 2022 12:11:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f1y71fusd8ce5rsevgk9zk.jpeg"Hungary has a so-called conditionality mechanism imposed on it, whereas Poland does not," Morawiecki said, referring to the possibility that Hungary may have its EU funding suspended.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-arrangements-between-poland-and-hungary-on-unblocking-eu-funds-says-pm-34683EC proposal on gas price cap is a 'joke' says Polish climate ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-proposal-on-gas-price-cap-is-a-joke-says-polish-climate-minister-34680<p>Poland's climate minister has described a European Commission proposal on a cap on the price of imported natural gas "a joke."</p>Thu, 24 Nov 2022 11:20:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ujmatu8h1zqr92406uxqhf.jpeg"The price proposed there is unacceptable. It is higher than today's prices on the market...I don't know if there is anyone today who would be able to support this proposal. It seems to me that no one will," Moskwa said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-proposal-on-gas-price-cap-is-a-joke-says-polish-climate-minister-34680‘I am proud to represent our country!' Polish scientist joins elite European Space Agency's 'Astronaut Class of 2022'https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/i-am-proud-to-represent-our-country-polish-scientist-joins-elite-european-space-agencys-astronaut-class-of-2022-34676<p>A Polish scientist has been selected ahead of over 22,500 other candidates to join the European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Class of 2022, the Polish Space Agency (POLSA) told PAP on Wednesday.</p>Thu, 24 Nov 2022 10:51:00 +0100ScienceNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6ip76ht6k6w07edrbjliz4e.jpegSławosz Uznański was named in a group of 17 men and women chosen from the thousands who submitted an application in 2021 in response to the ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/i-am-proud-to-represent-our-country-polish-scientist-joins-elite-european-space-agencys-astronaut-class-of-2022-34676Kyiv backs Polish idea to send German Patriot missile system to Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kyiv-backs-polish-idea-to-send-german-patriot-missile-system-to-ukraine-34674<p>The Ukrainian Air Force has backed a Polish proposal in which Germany hands over to Ukraine Patriot missile batteries it had initially offered to Poland.</p>Thu, 24 Nov 2022 10:19:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lftjp0ytnbgi4ldt640oxl.jpeg"After further missile attacks by Russia (against Ukraine - PAP), I asked the German side to pass the Patriot batteries that it had offered to Poland to Ukraine instead, and deploy them on their western border," Mariusz Błaszczak wrote on Twitter.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kyiv-backs-polish-idea-to-send-german-patriot-missile-system-to-ukraine-34674Today’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34672<p>Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.</p>Thu, 24 Nov 2022 09:02:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessSportNewsNews wraphttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rxtpodfim9gubuv2gjg19.jpegToday’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34672Poland suggests Germany should give air defence system to Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-suggests-germany-should-give-air-defence-system-to-ukraine-34670<p>The Polish defence minister has asked Germany to give Ukraine the Patriot air defence system Berlin offered to Poland after a fatal missile blast killed two Poles last week.</p>Thu, 24 Nov 2022 08:54:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0hy4t353leccmeq35guj3yf.jpegThe German government offered Poland the Patriots to help it secure its airspace after a stray missile crashed near the Polish village of Przewodów close to the Ukrainian border last week.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-suggests-germany-should-give-air-defence-system-to-ukraine-34670Poland will not use veto threat to get EU recovery funds says FinMinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-not-use-veto-threat-to-get-eu-recovery-funds-says-finmin-34668<p>The Polish government has no plans at the moment to veto EU projects in order to pressure the European Commission into unlocking Poland’s access to billions of euros in EU pandemic-recovery funding, finance minister has said.</p>Wed, 23 Nov 2022 21:03:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gaytnx02p3i15qaqa7nbhx.jpegRzeczkowska said that the amendment to the EU Multiannual Financial Framework will enable a macro-financial assistance package for Ukraine. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-not-use-veto-threat-to-get-eu-recovery-funds-says-finmin-34668German air defence offer better for Ukraine than Poland says Kaczyńskihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/german-air-defence-offer-better-for-ukraine-than-poland-says-kaczynski-34665<p>Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party, has welcomed a German offer of Patriot missile batteries for Poland but added the batteries would find better use in western Ukraine.</p>Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:18:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fqdzvw19umrgj47q3uhy.jpegThe German government offered Poland the Patriot system to help it secure its airspace after a stray missile crashed near the Polish village of Przewodów close to the Ukrainian border last week, killing two people.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/german-air-defence-offer-better-for-ukraine-than-poland-says-kaczynski-34665Poland condemns Jerusalem bus-stop bombingshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-condemns-jerusalem-bus-stop-bombings-34663<p>Polish Foreign Ministry has condemned two bomb attacks at Jerusalem bus stops that killed one and injured many others on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 23 Nov 2022 16:50:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/za1azwpo82838j9fp3iqd.jpegIsraeli police believe that the attacks could have been carried out by Palestinian militants. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-condemns-jerusalem-bus-stop-bombings-34663Kaczyński accuses EU of using funds to force gov't changehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kaczynski-accuses-eu-of-using-funds-to-force-govt-change-34661<p>Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland's ruling party, has accused the European Union of withholding money from a post-pandemic recovery fund to promote Polish opposition parties and improve their chances of ousting the government.</p>Wed, 23 Nov 2022 16:35:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3ej5ynhv9judc1jtsl3qqc.jpeg"The biggest problem in talks with Brussels are not our proposals, but the credibility of the other side," Kaczyński, who is chairman of the conservative Law and Justice (PiS), said in an interview with PAP on Wednesday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kaczynski-accuses-eu-of-using-funds-to-force-govt-change-34661Deputy FM says EP resolution on Russia a signal to some EU governmentshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/deputy-fm-says-ep-resolution-on-russia-a-signal-to-some-eu-governments-34659<p>A Polish deputy foreign minister has said a European Parliament (EP) resolution passed on Wednesday branding Russia a 'state sponsor of terrorism' should be a signal for the governments of some EU countries that have been reluctant to define Russia as such.</p>Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:38:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/n8db4izq2vrxa7tipdfeld.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/deputy-fm-says-ep-resolution-on-russia-a-signal-to-some-eu-governments-34659Wrocław woman records the ‘silent witnesses of untold stories’ with her haunting pics of abandoned sofashttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wroclaw-woman-records-the-silent-witnesses-of-untold-stories-with-her-haunting-pics-of-abandoned-sofas-26312<p>For those living in Poland, it has become an everyday sight: a pile of discarded furnishings piled haphazardly onto soggy street corners or broken rural pavements.</p>Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:28:00 +0100CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/52bodkhce4fuq6svqc4hl.jpegTaken in a variety of locations, the images show sofas in varying states of disrepair, all united by their apparent lack of love.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wroclaw-woman-records-the-silent-witnesses-of-untold-stories-with-her-haunting-pics-of-abandoned-sofas-26312Descendant of Holocaust survivors tracks down saviors in Poland after Righteous Among Nations nominationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/descendant-of-holocaust-survivors-tracks-down-saviors-in-poland-after-righteous-among-nations-nomination-34657<p><span lang="EN-US">A Polish couple who saved a Jewish family from the Holocaust by sheltering them for 22 months in a farmhouse as well as a Catholic priest who saved the rescuers from being denounced have received the title Righteous among the Nations from Yad Vashem.</span></p>Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:12:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x79ic6qjhgm9ffmibebz5m.jpegWhen Jeffrey Cymbler heard from Yad Vashem that an official ceremony was not possible as no living relatives of the Poles who had saved his family could be found, he set out to find them. Pictured: Jeffrey Cymbler (m) with Wojciech Kopacz and his wife.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/descendant-of-holocaust-survivors-tracks-down-saviors-in-poland-after-righteous-among-nations-nomination-34657Poland among countries with lowest energy and gas price increases in EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-among-countries-with-lowest-energy-and-gas-price-increases-in-eu-34655<p>Poland, Hungary and Romania recorded the lowest increases in energy and gas prices in the EU from January to October this year, a report by a government-sponsored think tank indicated.</p>Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:28:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland among countries with lowest energy and gas price increases in EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-among-countries-with-lowest-energy-and-gas-price-increases-in-eu-34655Poland sends war reparations diplomatic note to EU, Nato, CoE countrieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sends-war-reparations-diplomatic-note-to-eu-nato-coe-countries-34653<p>Poland has send a diplomatic note on its war reparations claim against Germany to all countries of the EU, Nato and the Council of Europe, a deputy foreign minister has told PAP.</p>Wed, 23 Nov 2022 11:12:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland sends war reparations diplomatic note to EU, Nato, CoE countrieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sends-war-reparations-diplomatic-note-to-eu-nato-coe-countries-34653Poland reports 2,384 coronavirus cases, 50 deaths between Nov 17-23https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2384-coronavirus-cases-50-deaths-between-nov-17-23-34652<p>Poland recorded 2,384 confirmed coronavirus cases and 50 deaths between November 17 and November 23, 2022, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.</p>Wed, 23 Nov 2022 11:10:00 +0100NewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wp3qv01o5zf26o4hjpsbor.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2384-coronavirus-cases-50-deaths-between-nov-17-23-34652Poland will probably base gas price caps on income says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-probably-base-gas-price-caps-on-income-says-pm-34651<p>Poland will probably base gas price caps on income criteria, Poland's prime minister said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 23 Nov 2022 10:36:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/19bxc55k7pd30bp141ivfj.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-will-probably-base-gas-price-caps-on-income-says-pm-34651Retail sales up in October - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-up-in-october---stats-office-34650<p>Poland's retail sales increased in real terms by 0.7 percent year on year and by 0.3 percent month on month in October 2022, the Central Statistical Office said on Friday.</p>Wed, 23 Nov 2022 10:34:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f23hr1oxbmgh7b76sw2dit.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-up-in-october---stats-office-34650Polish journalist in Belarus trial postponed, no new date sethttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-journalist-in-belarus-trial-postponed-no-new-date-set-34648<p>The trial of Belarusian-Polish journalist and Polish minority activist Andrzej Poczobut will not begin on November 28 as planned, the Belarusian Journalists' Association (BAZ) said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 23 Nov 2022 08:43:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/h84pwgupfkf67i60ott7b6.jpegPoczobut, a well-known journalist in Belarus and a long-time correspondent for Poland's Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper, is also an activist for the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB), a Polish minority body that has been delegalized by the Belarusian authorities.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-journalist-in-belarus-trial-postponed-no-new-date-set-34648Today’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34646<p>Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.</p>Wed, 23 Nov 2022 08:38:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessNewsNews wraphttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rxtpodfim9gubuv2gjg19.jpegToday’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34646Poland draws with Mexico in World Cup openerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-draws-with-mexico-in-world-cup-opener-34644<p>Poland started their football World Cup campaign with an underwhelming 0-0 draw with Mexico, in Doha, Qatar's capital.</p>Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:20:00 +0100SportNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2aqtb2z3x8qx29y2zg94rr.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-draws-with-mexico-in-world-cup-opener-34644Duda signs law extending local gov't office term to avoid vote overlaphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/duda-signs-law-extending-local-govt-office-term-to-avoid-vote-overlap-34642<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into law a bill extending the term of office of local governments by several months to avoid an election clash next autumn.</p>Tue, 22 Nov 2022 18:18:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/foo79922a1kn4hrtgits9.jpegThe last local elections were held in 2018.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/duda-signs-law-extending-local-govt-office-term-to-avoid-vote-overlap-34642Junior coalition party demands investment in coal mininghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/junior-coalition-party-demands-investment-in-coal-mining-34640<p>Solidary Poland, a Eurosceptic ally of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, has demanded that the government invest more in hard coal mines.</p>Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:27:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9neojg40ftr0idboye2fk4n.jpeg"We demand coal to become a transitory fuel," Solidary Poland's Michał Wójcik, who is also a government minister, said at a press conference after a government sitting on Tuesday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/junior-coalition-party-demands-investment-in-coal-mining-34640Limited scope for increased unemployment, says ING bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/limited-scope-for-increased-unemployment-says-ing-bank-34638<p>Demand for labour will remain high in Poland while unemployment will struggle to increase, a report by the bank ING has found, despite a worsening economic environment in 2023.</p>Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:39:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6hxw7adjrl7di5vrpple3f.jpegING also said that wage growth was weaker than expected, slowing from 14 percent to 13 percent, below the consensus of 14.2 percent.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/limited-scope-for-increased-unemployment-says-ing-bank-34638Headless birds found in ancient shrine to Egyptian Godhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/headless-birds-found-in-ancient-shrine-to-egyptian-god-34636<p>The remains of over a dozen headless falcons have been found in an ancient Egyptian shrine.</p>Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:27:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4w13udtdeuagfu5bex7zr.jpegDiscovered by Polish archaeologists in the Port of Berenike on the Red Sea, the remains were found alongside eggshells next to a ‘stylised sculpture’.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/headless-birds-found-in-ancient-shrine-to-egyptian-god-34636Poland needs more Nato forces says parliamentary assembly headhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-needs-more-nato-forces-says-parliamentary-assembly-head-34633<p>Nato should increase its military presence in Poland owing to mounting threats stemming from the Russia-Ukraine war, the head of the Nato Parliamentary Assembly said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:59:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland needs more Nato forces says parliamentary assembly headhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-needs-more-nato-forces-says-parliamentary-assembly-head-34633President's Office working with security services over prank callhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/presidents-office-working-with-security-services-over-prank-call-34631<p>The Polish President's Office is trying to find out how the president was phoned by someone pretending to be Emanuel Macron, the president of France.</p>Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:52:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zo55d2wrzekjyizs5huzb.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/presidents-office-working-with-security-services-over-prank-call-34631Poland, Korea set to produce tankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-korea-set-to-produce-tank-34629<p>The Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) and the firm Hyundai Rotem from South Korea will create a consortium to manufacture a Polish version of the Korean firm's K2 tank, PGZ said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:46:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland, Korea set to produce tankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-korea-set-to-produce-tank-34629Stunning ‘benchmark’ apartment block in finals of prestigious 2022 Plan Awardshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-benchmark-apartment-block-in-finals-of-prestigious-2022-plan-awards-34627<p><span lang="en-US">Poised to set a new benchmark in residential architecture, a project by the Chorzów-based Frantagroup has been shortlisted for the finals of the prestigious 2022 Plan Awards.</span></p>Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:45:00 +0100BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sb19qp3zlxbpn2ehausj6.jpegLikening the project to a “super hero”, the captivating design has already swept the internet on account of its impressive visual impact.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/stunning-benchmark-apartment-block-in-finals-of-prestigious-2022-plan-awards-34627Poland's industrial output rises 6.8 percent y/y in October - GUShttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-output-rises-68-percent-yy-in-october---gus-34626<p>Poland’s national statistics office, GUS, wrote on Tuesday that Poland's industrial output rose 6.8 percent year on year in October against 8.0-percent annual growth expected in a PAP consensus survey.</p>Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:26:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qu6iwywlldnefvixof5xn7.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-industrial-output-rises-68-percent-yy-in-october---gus-34626Poland's average corporate wage up 13.0 pct y/y in Oct. - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-average-corporate-wage-up-130-pct-yy-in-oct---stats-office-34625<p>Poland's average corporate gross monthly wage rose by 13.0 percent year on year to PLN 6,687.92 (EUR 1,418.78) in October 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 22 Nov 2022 10:25:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ddueqqv5wpcrwnsli8j0w.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-average-corporate-wage-up-130-pct-yy-in-oct---stats-office-34625If Kyiv falls Russia will turn on Poland, PM warnshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/if-kyiv-falls-russia-will-turn-on-poland-pm-warns-34623<p>Poland could be Russia's next target if it manages to conquer Ukraine, Poland's prime minister wrote on Tuesday in a leading tabloid.</p>Tue, 22 Nov 2022 09:33:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/59vma3vedm7mfnymqypry.jpeg"Putin has shown himself as a ruthless politician who will not stop at anything. If Kyiv falls, Russia will direct its aggression against Poland," Morawiecki wrote in an article in the Super Express newspaper.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/if-kyiv-falls-russia-will-turn-on-poland-pm-warns-34623MoD criticises Ukrainian deputy FM appointmenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mod-criticises-ukrainian-deputy-fm-appointment-34621<p>Poland's defence minister has described as a "bad decision" the appointment of Ukraine's former ambassador to Germany as a deputy foreign minister.</p>Tue, 22 Nov 2022 09:24:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8cb7pj8bjucdpnhawanb8j.jpeg"In my opinion, it is a bad decision," Blaszczak said on Tuesday of Melnyk's appointment.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mod-criticises-ukrainian-deputy-fm-appointment-34621Today’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34619<p>Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.</p>Tue, 22 Nov 2022 08:54:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessNewsNews wraphttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rxtpodfim9gubuv2gjg19.jpegToday’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34619Patriots may be followed by further defence aid for Poland says envoyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/patriots-may-be-followed-by-further-defence-aid-for-poland-says-envoy-34617<p>Germany's plans to deploy Patriot missiles in Poland may be the first step in a bigger defence aid programme for Poland, the German ambassador to Poland said on Monday.</p>Mon, 21 Nov 2022 21:02:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0vsb702vu8xuscnf1iec0r.jpegThomas Bagger told the Rzeczpospolita newspaper that the deployment of the Patriots could be followed by "further German involvement in the defence of Poland."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/patriots-may-be-followed-by-further-defence-aid-for-poland-says-envoy-34617Polish watchdog to appeal after Gazprom fine annulled by courthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-watchdog-to-appeal-after-gazprom-fine-annulled-by-court-34614<p>Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has announced that it will appeal a Polish court ruling annulling the fines imposed on Russian natural gas giant Gazprom and five companies responsible for the Russian-German Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.</p>Mon, 21 Nov 2022 19:37:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vu1f4ew87awdq2f1ihp5.jpegProceedings against Gazprom and five other companies (Engie Energy, Uniper, OMV, Shell and Wintershall) had been launched in May 2018.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-watchdog-to-appeal-after-gazprom-fine-annulled-by-court-34614Polish immigrant sentenced to life in South Africa released on parolehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-immigrant-sentenced-to-life-in-south-africa-released-on-parole-34611<p>A court in South Africa decided on Monday to release on parole Janusz Waluś, a Polish immigrant, who was responsible for the assassination of a communist anti-apartheid activist in 1993.</p>Mon, 21 Nov 2022 17:08:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish immigrant sentenced to life in South Africa released on parolehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-immigrant-sentenced-to-life-in-south-africa-released-on-parole-34611Election Guard recruitment underway reports ruling partyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/election-guard-recruitment-underway-reports-ruling-party-34609<p>Recruitment is underway to staff a planned Election Guard that will oversee next year's parliamentary elections, ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:34:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yiffxojisxpgbtwugyihr.jpegThe formation of the Election Corps was announced by PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński during his recent tour of the regions Poland. Kaczyński said the body was necessary to preclude attempts to rig the elections. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/election-guard-recruitment-underway-reports-ruling-party-34609Ukraine war hampers post-epidemic economic recovery, says Dudahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukraine-war-hampers-post-epidemic-economic-recovery-says-duda-34607<p>Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said that Russia's war on Ukraine has stifled Poland’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.</p>Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:02:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fn9pi5ewux4pfnh5qr3tg.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukraine-war-hampers-post-epidemic-economic-recovery-says-duda-34607Cycle path outside Russian Embassy in Warsaw named ‘Avenue of the Victims of Russian Aggression’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cycle-path-outside-russian-embassy-in-warsaw-named-avenue-of-the-victims-of-russian-aggression-34604<p><span lang="en-US">A cycle path and side walk outside the Russian Embassy in Warsaw has been christened the Avenue of the Victims of Russian Aggression as a protest against Russia’s war in Ukraine.</span></p>Mon, 21 Nov 2022 13:07:00 +0100PoliticsNewsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/y5qnop5klma87cams8yo99.jpegThe naming is a response by Warsaw councillors to Putin’s barbaric invasion of Ukraine and their desire to commemorate the victims of Russia’s war in Ukraine.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/cycle-path-outside-russian-embassy-in-warsaw-named-avenue-of-the-victims-of-russian-aggression-34604Germany offers Poland Patriot system after stray missile blasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/germany-offers-poland-patriot-system-after-stray-missile-blast-34600<p><span lang="en-US">The German government has offered Poland the Patriot missile defence system to help it to secure its airspace after a stray missile crashed near a Polish village lying close to the Ukrainian border last week killing two people.</span></p>Mon, 21 Nov 2022 09:22:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bxryj1psqcue3a6o50wmu.jpegMIM-104 Patriot short-range anti-aircraft missile systems for defense against aircraft, cruise missiles and medium-range tactical ballistic missiles are currently located at Rzeszow Airport.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/germany-offers-poland-patriot-system-after-stray-missile-blast-34600Nato chief calls stray missile blast in Poland an accidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-chief-calls-stray-missile-blast-in-poland-an-accident-34598<p>Jens Stoltenberg, the Nato secretary general, has said the missile blast in Poland last week was likely an accident and not a Russian strike on Nato.</p>Mon, 21 Nov 2022 09:18:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jyyrr3950sl0gieq6uez.jpegThe Nato chief went on to say that "ultimately it's Russia that bears the responsibility for what happened in Poland by launching this senseless war against Ukraine."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-chief-calls-stray-missile-blast-in-poland-an-accident-34598Today’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34596<p>Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.</p>Mon, 21 Nov 2022 09:13:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessNewsNews wraphttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rxtpodfim9gubuv2gjg19.jpegToday’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34596Poland to ask Hungary to promptly ratify Finland, Sweden Nato accessionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-ask-hungary-to-promptly-ratify-finland-sweden-nato-accession-34593<p>Poland along with Slovakia and the Czech Republic, will ask Hungary to promptly ratify the documents on Finland's and Sweden's accession to Nato, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said.</p>Sun, 20 Nov 2022 16:50:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/464bipclawanxjtmndc9v.jpegMorawiecki made the declaration on Sunday in Helsinki where he met with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-ask-hungary-to-promptly-ratify-finland-sweden-nato-accession-34593No radiation concerns in Poland, atomic energy agency sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-radiation-concerns-in-poland-atomic-energy-agency-says-34591<p>There are no radiation threats to Poland caused by a Russian attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, the National Atomic Energy Agency (PAA) has reported.</p>Sun, 20 Nov 2022 16:40:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pqld24sitnqqelrzijhb8.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-radiation-concerns-in-poland-atomic-energy-agency-says-34591State funerals held for two men killed in blast near Ukrainian borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/state-funerals-held-for-two-men-killed-in-blast-near-ukrainian-border-34588<p>Two Polish men killed by a missile that hit a southeastern Polish village were buried in a state ceremony over the weekend.</p>Sun, 20 Nov 2022 16:23:00 +0100NewsLifeUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w2f9qjc4j92adc4bmivg.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/state-funerals-held-for-two-men-killed-in-blast-near-ukrainian-border-34588Poland regrets new appointment of Ukrainian deputy FM, says Duda aidehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-regrets-new-appointment-of-ukrainian-deputy-fm-says-duda-aide-34586<p>Poland is critical about the appointment of Ukraine's former ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk, to the post of deputy foreign minister, Polish presidential minister has said.</p>Sun, 20 Nov 2022 13:35:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rog7w3yrbro9kcfhxv6kkf.jpegMelnyk has been known for his very critical remarks about the German government after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and for his statements justifying the massacres of Polish population carried out by Stepan Bandera’s Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-regrets-new-appointment-of-ukrainian-deputy-fm-says-duda-aide-34586Krakow Airport reopens after fire alerthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-airport-reopens-after-fire-alert-34584<p>Kraków Airport reopened for incoming flights on Saturday afternoon after a nearly two-hour closedown due to a fire alarm in its control tower, airport spokesmen informed PAP on Saturday afternoon.</p>Sat, 19 Nov 2022 16:00:00 +0100BusinessNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3gyl9k8si7gqyw8m7opagc.jpegThe airport halted all arrivals around 1 pm after smoke sensors in the control tower alerted staff to a possible fire.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-airport-reopens-after-fire-alert-34584Polish minister appeals to EU to exempt houses from new emission ruleshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-minister-appeals-to-eu-to-exempt-houses-from-new-emission-rules-34582<p>Anna Moskwa, Poland's climate minister, has urged the EU not to include houses in a new set of restrictions on greenhouse emissions.</p>Sat, 19 Nov 2022 15:14:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bq8b3u0t4zdx7qb7phgq7.jpegMoskwa said that when the EU drafted its Fit for 55 environmental sustainability plan, no-one knew a global coronavirus pandemic and a war in Ukraine would come, and the consequences of those catastrophic events could not have been taken into account. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-minister-appeals-to-eu-to-exempt-houses-from-new-emission-rules-34582Spotlight on Gdańsk shipyard at the ECShttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/spotlight-on-gdansk-shipyard-at-the-ecs-34578<p>An exhibition which highlights the history of the Gdańsk shipyard from its early days in the 19th century is on at the European Solidarity Centre.</p>Sat, 19 Nov 2022 12:06:00 +0100CultureHistoryPodcastshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/h4lro9gkybmyir89baymd.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/spotlight-on-gdansk-shipyard-at-the-ecs-34578Poland ranks 6th in Cyber Defense Index 22/23https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ranks-6th-in-cyber-defense-index-2223-34576<p>Poland has been ranked sixth best in the world in its resilience to cyber attacks, according to the MIT Technology Review.</p>Sat, 19 Nov 2022 11:48:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/iop70yswfni56t4q8fc4n.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ranks-6th-in-cyber-defense-index-2223-34576Lavrov not awaited at OSCE Ministerial Council, official sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lavrov-not-awaited-at-osce-ministerial-council-official-says-34574<p>Poland does not expect Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's presence at a December sitting of the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Ministerial Council in Łódź, central Poland, a government official has said.</p>Sat, 19 Nov 2022 10:20:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/piozbzgiihb5uzrfr5r13m.jpegLavrov is among the Russian officials embraced by the sanctions.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lavrov-not-awaited-at-osce-ministerial-council-official-says-34574Border blast investigators will go to Ukraine if necessary, says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/border-blast-investigators-will-go-to-ukraine-if-necessary-says-pm-34571<p>If need be, investigators looking into a missile strike that killed two in eastern Poland on Tuesday will travel to Ukraine, the prime minister said on Friday.</p>Fri, 18 Nov 2022 19:47:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ddy0n3vzwxn3bsqoo73lmf.jpegThe prime minister said the scope of the inquiry should be left to investigators, experts and specialists.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/border-blast-investigators-will-go-to-ukraine-if-necessary-says-pm-34571Pole re-elected head of World Anti-Doping Agencyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-re-elected-head-of-world-anti-doping-agency-34568<p>Witold Bańka, a former Polish sports minister, has been re-elected the head the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for another three-year term of office.</p>Fri, 18 Nov 2022 17:36:00 +0100SportNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8z2s1a5bvukrvz3kdwyyn8.jpegBańka, who had held the post since January 1, 2020, was elected by acclamation by the WADA Council in Montreal on Friday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-re-elected-head-of-world-anti-doping-agency-34568If we turn away from Ukraine the war will come to us, PM warnshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/if-we-turn-away-from-ukraine-the-war-will-come-to-us-pm-warns-34566<p>The only way Poland can get involved in the Russia-Ukraine war is by turning its back on Ukraine, Poland's prime minister said in a weekly podcast.</p>Fri, 18 Nov 2022 17:21:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4ye5nbzwvrai3ed39t13k.jpeg"Today there is only one way for Poland to get involved in the war, and this is by turning its back on Ukraine. If we don't support (Ukraine - PAP), it will become very dependent on Russia, and then the war will come to our doorstep by itself," Mateusz Morawiecki said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/if-we-turn-away-from-ukraine-the-war-will-come-to-us-pm-warns-34566Poland's defence abilities should be strengthened first - Lithuanian FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-defence-abilities-should-be-strengthened-first---lithuanian-fm-34563<p>The Lithuanian foreign minister has said that Poland should be the first country to benefit from the strengthening of Nato's eastern flank.</p>Fri, 18 Nov 2022 17:06:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/he7dj63z97cq9p03xqitzg.jpegThe Lithuanian minister stated that the missile explosion in Poland showed that Moscow's attacks against Ukraine were more and more risky.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-defence-abilities-should-be-strengthened-first---lithuanian-fm-34563We hope for a peaceful World Cup, PM sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/we-hope-for-a-peaceful-world-cup-pm-says-34561<p>Poland's prime minister said on Friday that he hoped the forthcoming World Cup soccer tournament in Qatar passes in a peaceful atmosphere.</p>Fri, 18 Nov 2022 16:50:00 +0100PoliticsSportNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dokxhnv9xmsv8914m7o9z.jpegMentioning the aid given to Ukraine by Poland after the Russian invasion, Morawiecki said it also extended into the soccer sphere, with Warsaw hosting the Champions League games of Ukrainian star club Shakhtar Donetsk.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/we-hope-for-a-peaceful-world-cup-pm-says-34561Here we go! As Poland heads to Qatar, fans will be hoping they recapture the spirit of 1974https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/here-we-go-as-poland-heads-to-qatar-fans-will-be-hoping-they-recapture-the-spirit-of-1974-34558<p>Escorted to the border by two F-16 fighter jets, Poland’s national football team embarked yesterday for Qatar, an adventure they hope will become a historic odyssey rather than a short-lived break in the searing sun.</p>Fri, 18 Nov 2022 16:15:00 +0100SportWebber's WorldOpinionhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c0jhmq2wpbif7ko747mi8.jpegRemembered to this day as one of the World Cup’s most iconic games, the semi-final match against West Germany was dubbed ‘the water battle of Frankfurt’ after a torrential downpour had left the pitch in a quagmire.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/here-we-go-as-poland-heads-to-qatar-fans-will-be-hoping-they-recapture-the-spirit-of-1974-34558Ukrainian experts start work at Przewodow missile blast sitehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainian-experts-start-work-at-przewodow-missile-blast-site-34557<p>Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister, tweeted on Friday that Ukrainian experts were already working at the site of Tuesday's missile blast near the village of Przewodow.</p>Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:46:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUkrainian experts start work at Przewodow missile blast sitehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainian-experts-start-work-at-przewodow-missile-blast-site-34557Justice minister dismissal is best way to get EU funds Tusk sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/justice-minister-dismissal-is-best-way-to-get-eu-funds-tusk-says-34555<p>Donald Tusk, the leader of the Civic Coalition (KO), Poland’s main opposition grouping, has said that the best way for the country to gain access to billions of euros in post-pandemic EU recovery funding is to sack Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro.</p>Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:22:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c9s2yc9kokvd9o84v1fokf.jpeg"I would like to believe that Poles will finally get this money, because it is our money. They are blocked not by Brussels, not by the opposition, but we know exactly by whom," Tusk said on Friday referring to Ziobro.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/justice-minister-dismissal-is-best-way-to-get-eu-funds-tusk-says-34555Poznań student who paints with BACTERIA in finals of international microbe art competitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-student-who-paints-with-bacteria-in-finals-of-international-microbe-art-competition-34552<p>A Poznań student has her sights fixed on an international Agar Art competition, an artistic discipline that uses bacteria instead of paints.</p>Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:09:00 +0100CultureScienceHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z3ak0ly2t7wbym2fcc4g.pngA student of veterinary medicine at the Poznań University of Life Sciences, Martyna Pietrzak has been classified as a ‘professional’ due to having access to a laboratory as well as possessing personal knowledge as to how to safely handle bacteria.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poznan-student-who-paints-with-bacteria-in-finals-of-international-microbe-art-competition-34552Poland switches on electronic surveillance at border fence with Belarushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-switches-on-electronic-surveillance-at-border-fence-with-belarus-34550<p>Poland has activated the first section of its 206-kilometre long border fence with Belarus that is fitted with electronic surveillance equipment.</p>Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:03:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/aedtyzcm2v88uiovtepifh.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-switches-on-electronic-surveillance-at-border-fence-with-belarus-34550Poland likely faces a new wave of Ukrainian refugees says presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-likely-faces-a-new-wave-of-ukrainian-refugees-says-president-34548<p>Poland faces the prospect of a new wave of Ukrainian refugees as Russia pounds Ukraine’s infrastructure and temperatures drop, the Polish president has warned.</p>Fri, 18 Nov 2022 12:29:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e6vxbjkk06i8u4e4blnv.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-likely-faces-a-new-wave-of-ukrainian-refugees-says-president-34548F-16 escort for Poland's World Cup team sign of support says ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/f-16-escort-for-polands-world-cup-team-sign-of-support-says-minister-34546<p>The Polish defence minister said on Friday that having a Polish Air Force F16 fighter aircraft escort the airliner carrying Poland’s World Cup Squad to Qatar sent a strong signal of support while also taking part in a military exercise.</p>Fri, 18 Nov 2022 12:24:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o8fbq752k5en4ijttxnkmn.pngBut Mariusz Blaszczak said that the escort mission just had a practical role.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/f-16-escort-for-polands-world-cup-team-sign-of-support-says-minister-34546Putin's 'Russkiy Mir' has opened gates to genocide says Morawieckihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/putins-russkiy-mir-has-opened-gates-to-genocide-says-morawiecki-34544<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that Vladimir Putin's ideology of ‘Russian Mir’ (Russian Order) has replaced 20th-century communism and "opened the gates to genocide."</p>Fri, 18 Nov 2022 11:47:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ao81ncjr3pt76srkc0hlh.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/putins-russkiy-mir-has-opened-gates-to-genocide-says-morawiecki-34544Polish president denies claims gov't knew of stray missile origin from starthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-denies-claims-govt-knew-of-stray-missile-origin-from-start-34542<p>Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has refuted media reports that he and the government knew from the very beginning that a missile that exploded near a Polish village on Tuesday, killing two people, was Ukrainian.</p>Fri, 18 Nov 2022 10:59:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ynlwdq66d62weso05aj2x.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-denies-claims-govt-knew-of-stray-missile-origin-from-start-34542Today’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34540<p>Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.</p>Fri, 18 Nov 2022 09:10:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessNews wraphttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rxtpodfim9gubuv2gjg19.jpegToday’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34540Life sentences in Malaysia Airlines plane trial a signal for Putinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/life-sentences-in-malaysia-airlines-plane-trial-a-signal-for-putin-34537<p>The sentencing by a Dutch court of three men for their role in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines aircraft with a Russian surface-to-air missile, is a signal to Putin that the West brings criminals to justice, a foreign ministry spokesman said.</p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 20:38:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5voa6hkgqewl1rv57jpf.jpegThe court convicted on Thursday two Russians and a pro-Moscow Ukrainian for their role in the destruction of flight MH17 on July 17, 2014 as it flew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/life-sentences-in-malaysia-airlines-plane-trial-a-signal-for-putin-34537Former UK defence secretary hails Poland as Ukraine's "truest friend"https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-uk-defence-secretary-hails-poland-as-ukraines-truest-friend-34535<p>Former UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has written in British newspaper The Telegraph that Poland is Ukraine's "truest friend" and that other countries are in Poland's debt.</p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 19:47:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zwoyt2w78xnf5yi7w7ewx.jpeg"Ukraine is in Poland's debt, for its immediate and extraordinarily generous response," Fallon wrote. "But the rest of us owe Poland, too, not just for its open-hearted humanitarian response but for its persistent prescience in warning us against the Russian threat."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-uk-defence-secretary-hails-poland-as-ukraines-truest-friend-34535Legal basis needed for Ukraine to investigate border blast - presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/legal-basis-needed-for-ukraine-to-investigate-border-blast---president-34533<p>The participation of Ukrainian investigators in a probe into a missile strike in eastern Poland on Tuesday has to be set out in international law, Poland's president said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 18:22:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ljtmriflc3cakep9jhc7o.jpeg"In order to talk about participation in investigative activities, the relevant provisions of international law and international agreements in this regard must be implemented," Duda said during a visit to the scene of the blast on Thursday. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/legal-basis-needed-for-ukraine-to-investigate-border-blast---president-34533Spokesman defends gov't information strategy after missile blasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/spokesman-defends-govt-information-strategy-after-missile-blast-34530<p>The Polish government has defended its information strategy on Tuesday’s missile blast saying that the release of incorrect information could have had “gigantic domestic and international consequences”.</p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 18:12:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4i447uy5cojxepel0jyk8h.jpeg"As incorrect information could have resulted in gigantic domestic and international consequences, we had first presented only the facts that could be published," Mueller said on Thursday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/spokesman-defends-govt-information-strategy-after-missile-blast-34530Evidence shows Ukrainian stray missile caused blast in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/evidence-shows-ukrainian-stray-missile-caused-blast-in-poland-34528<p>All the evidence collected by the Polish and allied investigators show that the blast that killed two people in eastern Poland was caused by a missile fired by a Ukrainian air defence system, the government spokesman has said.</p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:25:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fk6ma0bac28kqqh9tb8j8q.jpegThe explosion occurred on Tuesday near the village Przewodow, which lies close to Poland's border with Ukraine. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/evidence-shows-ukrainian-stray-missile-caused-blast-in-poland-34528Poland to receive first HIMARS next year says MoDhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-receive-first-himars-next-year-says-mod-34526<p>Poland's defence minister has announced that Poland will receive its first US-made HIMARS missile systems next year.</p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 16:11:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cle0gzjav243ogc4rckn7r.jpegThe M142 HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) is a light multiple rocket launcher, which can carry up to six missiles. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-receive-first-himars-next-year-says-mod-34526Justice minister questions whether Poland will receive recovery fundshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/justice-minister-questions-whether-poland-will-receive-recovery-funds-34524<p>Poland's justice minister wants to ask the prime minister why Polish access to EU post-pandemic recovery funding is still blocked despite assurances that Poland will get the money.</p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 16:01:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1dbwfduacvt2uh4ce3kgax.jpeg“I would like to ask the prime minister a question: how does he explain how the assurances he has given have not been fulfilled? How has it happened that the money is still blocked?,” Ziobro said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/justice-minister-questions-whether-poland-will-receive-recovery-funds-34524US has full confidence in Polish missile inquiryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-has-full-confidence-in-polish-missile-inquiry-34522<p>The US secretary of state has said he has full confidence in the Polish investigation into a missile explosion in eastern Poland that left two people dead.</p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 15:35:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3o201afh3sl61col4agzwp.jpegBlinken said that Russia was the side that was responsible for the tragic incident. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-has-full-confidence-in-polish-missile-inquiry-34522Warsaw protest suspended confirms union leaderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-protest-suspended-confirms-union-leader-34521<p>Solidarity, Poland's biggest trade union, has suspended its planned protest following a tragic missile blast in eastern Poland, the union leader confirmed after talks with the government.</p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 14:22:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgWarsaw protest suspended confirms union leaderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-protest-suspended-confirms-union-leader-34521Baby heart professor awarded prestigious international distinction for her outstanding workhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/baby-heart-professor-awarded-prestigious-international-distinction-for-her-outstanding-work-34519<p><span lang="EN-US">Poland’s only perinatologist, a doctor who carries out complex heart operations on babies still in the womb, has been recognised with a prestigious international medical award for her outstanding work.</span></p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 14:16:00 +0100BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vhc6eww1muckftwv0zpnd.pngProfessor Marzena Dębska is Poland’s only perinatologist, a doctor who carries out complex heart operations on babies still in the womb.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/baby-heart-professor-awarded-prestigious-international-distinction-for-her-outstanding-work-34519Ukraine’s president not '100 percent sure' what happened in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukraines-president-not-100-percent-sure-what-happened-in-poland-34517<p>Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, said on Thursday that he did not fully know what had happened in Poland and added he did not believe the world knew either.</p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 14:02:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g0gn9juzsh7rsdf58f17e9.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukraines-president-not-100-percent-sure-what-happened-in-poland-34517High prices drive up Poland's trade deficithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/high-prices-drive-up-polands-trade-deficit-34516<p>Poland's rising trade deficit is mainly caused by high prices, a government-sponsored think tank has said.</p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 13:05:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgHigh prices drive up Poland's trade deficithttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/high-prices-drive-up-polands-trade-deficit-34516Granny flooded with help after spotted knitting hats to raise cash for hearing aidhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/granny-flooded-with-help-after-spotted-knitting-hats-to-raise-cash-for-hearing-aid-34513<p><span lang="EN-US">A pensioner who resorted to selling homemade knitted hats to help buy a hearing aid has being flooded with help from across Poland by people moved by her story.</span></p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 12:20:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/thuixe0wibkqp2cwzpzlyg.pngKrystyna Misióra’s plight went viral after being told she needed to pay 6,000 PLN for a new hearing aid, but being unable to find the money had taken to knitting hats to sell to locals in Szczecin.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/granny-flooded-with-help-after-spotted-knitting-hats-to-raise-cash-for-hearing-aid-34513Intercity rail carrier handles record number of passengershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/intercity-rail-carrier-handles-record-number-of-passengers-34512<p>PKP Intercity, Poland's leading passenger railway service, carried a record number of passengers by mid-November this year, the company has reported.</p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 11:37:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4kw3poxov78vh2uzt37kcd.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/intercity-rail-carrier-handles-record-number-of-passengers-34512Today’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34510<p>Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.</p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 09:09:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rxtpodfim9gubuv2gjg19.jpegToday’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34510Biden disagrees with Zelensky on stray missile originhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/biden-disagrees-with-zelensky-on-stray-missile-origin-34508<p>US President Joe Biden said evidence did not support Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's claim that a stray missile that exploded in Poland, killing two people, did not come from Ukraine.</p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 09:02:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wo7kw9814djcvb5okzq3fg.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/biden-disagrees-with-zelensky-on-stray-missile-origin-34508Poland did not activate Article 4 of Nato treaty says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-did-not-activate-article-4-of-nato-treaty-says-pm-34506<p>Consultation with Poland’s allies, as envisaged in Nato's Article 4 were being carried out practically all the while, Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s prime minister, said on Wednesday.</p>Thu, 17 Nov 2022 08:59:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland did not activate Article 4 of Nato treaty says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-did-not-activate-article-4-of-nato-treaty-says-pm-34506US says no evidence to contradict Polish assessment on missile explosionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-says-no-evidence-to-contradict-polish-assessment-on-missile-explosion-34504<p>The US has not seen anything that contradicts Poland's preliminary assessment that a Russian-made missile which landed within its borders on Tuesday was most likely the result of a Ukrainian air defence missile, said the United States Secretary of Defence.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 20:33:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/smqy45zgl7lqjvl3y2kwe.jpegAustin said that regardless of the final results of the investigations concerning the blast, the world knows that "Russia bears ultimate responsibility for this incident." https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-says-no-evidence-to-contradict-polish-assessment-on-missile-explosion-34504US data shows that missile blast in Poland was accidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-data-shows-that-missile-blast-in-poland-was-accident-34502<p>Information obtained by the US indicates that the explosion caused by a Russian-made missile in south-eastern Poland on Tuesday, which killed two people, was an accident, the US ambassador has said.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 20:25:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/icwlirypuddq0sfklomzz.jpegAccording to Brzezinski, the US offered to work jointly with Poland on the investigation to determine what had happened.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-data-shows-that-missile-blast-in-poland-was-accident-34502Zelensky says explosion in Poland not caused by Ukrainian rockethttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/zelensky-says-explosion-in-poland-not-caused-by-ukrainian-rocket-34500<p>Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, has said he has no doubts that the missile that exploded in Poland on Tuesday was not Ukrainian.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 19:47:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/px1gdv2dtmfy7upn1zqd99.jpegThe Ukrainian president reiterated Ukraine's request to take part in the investigation of the blast site.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/zelensky-says-explosion-in-poland-not-caused-by-ukrainian-rocket-34500Defence minister places certain military units on high alerthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/defence-minister-places-certain-military-units-on-high-alert-34498<p>Poland's defence minister on Wednesday issued a decision to place specific military units deployed in the eastern part of the country on high alert.Poland's defence minister on Wednesday issued a decision to place specific military units deployed in the eastern part of the country on high alert.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 18:31:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7bo0pvaj0deupjkqkd1gda.jpegDefence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak told reporters in the Sejm, the lower house of parliament, on Wednesday that he has issued a decision to place certain units of the Polish army on high alert.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/defence-minister-places-certain-military-units-on-high-alert-34498Courage and solidarity best weapons against Russia says Polish PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/courage-and-solidarity-best-weapons-against-russia-says-polish-pm-34496<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, has said that courage and solidarity are currently the most effective weapons against new threats resulting from Russia's aggression on Ukraine.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 17:50:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a5nrngq972dy7ufbyu3gts.jpegMorawiecki made the statement in the Sejm, lower house of the Polish parliament, on Wednesday in reference to the explosion of a Russian-made missile that killed two Polish citizens in the Polish village of Przewodów near the border with Ukraine.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/courage-and-solidarity-best-weapons-against-russia-says-polish-pm-34496No threat to Polish citizens after explosion on Tuesday says presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-threat-to-polish-citizens-after-explosion-on-tuesday-says-president-34494<p>The explosion of a Soviet-made missile that killed two Polish citizens near the border with Ukraine was an isolated incident and there is no immediate threat to Polish citizens, Andrzej Duda, Poland's president, has said.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 16:44:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/r2yphqi5byd42685wu0mcj.jpeg"The tragic event that took place yesterday has not been repeated in any way," Duda said. "Neither do we have any signals about the risk of such an event being repeated."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-threat-to-polish-citizens-after-explosion-on-tuesday-says-president-34494Ukraine requests access to missile strike site in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukraine-requests-access-to-missile-strike-site-in-poland-34492<p>Ukraine has requested access to the site of a missile blast in eastern Poland that killed two people on Tuesday, the secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (RBNiO) announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 14:52:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f49fanlc3zhm2mwnxzgies.jpegOleksiy Danilov, the RBNiO secretary, said Ukraine was in favour of a thorough and joint investigation of the incident.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukraine-requests-access-to-missile-strike-site-in-poland-34492Germany offers Poland aid in airspace monitoringhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/germany-offers-poland-aid-in-airspace-monitoring-34490<p>Germany has offered to help Poland monitor its airspace in the wake of Tuesday's missile blast in eastern Poland, the German defence ministry's spokesperson said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 14:36:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgGermany offers Poland aid in airspace monitoringhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/germany-offers-poland-aid-in-airspace-monitoring-34490Nato chief says blast in Poland likely caused by Ukraine air defence missilehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-chief-says-blast-in-poland-likely-caused-by-ukraine-air-defence-missile-34488<p>Jens Stoltenberg, Nato’s secretary general, said on Wednesday that Tuesday's missile blast in eastern Poland appears to have been caused by a Ukrainian air defence missile.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 14:31:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kgexv4t8oek71yvoskoqwi.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-chief-says-blast-in-poland-likely-caused-by-ukraine-air-defence-missile-34488Pole with diplomatic immunity arrested in Russiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-with-diplomatic-immunity-arrested-in-russia-34486<p>A Polish woman holding diplomatic immunity has been arrested in Russia and told to leave the country, the Polish foreign ministry said on Wednesday,</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 14:26:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPole with diplomatic immunity arrested in Russiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pole-with-diplomatic-immunity-arrested-in-russia-34486President calls on residents in eastern border area to remain calmhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-calls-on-residents-in-eastern-border-area-to-remain-calm-34484<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda has appealed for people on the eastern border to remain calm as military activity is increased owing to Tuesday's missile blast.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 13:51:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zcrwuwghshmpiq22t99e9.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-calls-on-residents-in-eastern-border-area-to-remain-calm-34484Nato Article 4 probably unnecessary says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-article-4-probably-unnecessary-says-pm-34482<p>There is little evidence suggesting the need to activate Nato's Article 4 in response to Tuesday's missile blast in eastern Poland, the Polish prime minister said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 13:41:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ntddye6ykgtycowzsqpdoa.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-article-4-probably-unnecessary-says-pm-34482President says missile was probably Ukrainianhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-says-missile-was-probably-ukrainian-34480<p><span lang="EN-GB">Andrzej Duda, Poland’s president, has said t</span><span lang="EN-GB">here is a “high probability” that the missile that killed two people in eastern Poland on Tuesday was fired by Ukraine’s air defences.</span></p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 13:24:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/skcqp7p1gufyoq4e42bp3.jpeg"We have no evidence that the rocket was fired by Russia; there is a high probability that it was a missile of the Ukrainian defence forces," Andrzej Duda said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-says-missile-was-probably-ukrainian-34480Hungarian PM voices support for Poland after border blasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hungarian-pm-voices-support-for-poland-after-border-blast-34478<p>Hungary's prime minister has offered his “full support” for Poland following Tuesday’s missile blast while also calling for a calm and a thorough investigation.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 13:14:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgHungarian PM voices support for Poland after border blasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hungarian-pm-voices-support-for-poland-after-border-blast-34478Ukrainian Air Force to help investigate Polish missile blasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainian-air-force-to-help-investigate-polish-missile-blast-34476<p>The Ukrainian Air Force said it would support the investigation into Tuesday's missile explosion in Poland "as much as possible".</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 12:23:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUkrainian Air Force to help investigate Polish missile blasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainian-air-force-to-help-investigate-polish-missile-blast-34476Poland ready for new refugee wave from Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ready-for-new-refugee-wave-from-ukraine-34474<p>Poland is prepared for a fresh influx of Ukrainian war refugees in the winter months, the minister for social integration said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 12:19:00 +0100PoliticsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vpslbqjnfhp3jshpyw6eo5.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-ready-for-new-refugee-wave-from-ukraine-34474Poland reports 2,403 coronavirus cases, 47 deaths between Nov 10 - 16https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2403-coronavirus-cases-47-deaths-between-nov-10---16-34472<p>Poland recorded 2,403 confirmed coronavirus cases and 47 deaths between November 10 and 16, 2022, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 12:06:00 +0100NewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kfpy04qsajtal7eejnu1.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-2403-coronavirus-cases-47-deaths-between-nov-10---16-34472EC president offers Poland full support after border blasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-president-offers-poland-full-support-after-border-blast-34470<p>The president of the European Commission (EC) has offered Poland the organisation’s full support following an explosion near the Ukrainian border that killed two Poles on Tuesday.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 11:55:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/f0dkrkv82lqg46ea78u5z.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-president-offers-poland-full-support-after-border-blast-34470Poland to ask NATO to trigger article 4 after ’Russian-made’ missile kills two Poleshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-ask-nato-to-trigger-article-4-after-russian-made-missile-kills-two-poles-34467<p>Poland is set to request NATO to trigger Article 4 of the alliance’s treaty after two Poles died when a “Russian-made” missile struck a grain silo in eastern Poland.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 11:31:00 +0100PoliticsNewshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a46691b79piuom3dwwtvm.jpegPresident Duda said that it “was most likely a Russian-made missile but this is still under investigation at the moment.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-to-ask-nato-to-trigger-article-4-after-russian-made-missile-kills-two-poles-34467Zelensky says missile strike is Russia's message to G20https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/zelensky-says-missile-strike-is-russias-message-to-g20-34465<p>Volodymyr Zelensky told the G20 summit that Tuesday’s mass missile attacks on Ukraine and the "Russian rockets (that) hit the territory of neighbouring Poland" is "Russia's real appearance at the G20."</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 10:32:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yvmach4um6dkwaiczb9vb.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/zelensky-says-missile-strike-is-russias-message-to-g20-34465Explosion in Poland a consequence of Russian actions, says deputy FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/explosion-in-poland-a-consequence-of-russian-actions-says-deputy-fm-34463<p>The death of two Poles in an apparent strike by a Russian-made missile is the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine that the war has directly affected Poland and claimed lives, a deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 09:53:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vs1es4mtfxp1re85cetjsk.jpegPawel Jablonski's comments were made in the wake of the incident at the eastern border village of Przewodow.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/explosion-in-poland-a-consequence-of-russian-actions-says-deputy-fm-34463North Atlantic Council to discuss missile blast in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/north-atlantic-council-to-discuss-missile-blast-in-poland-34462<p>The North Atlantic Council, Nato's main decision-making body, will meet on Wednesday at 10 am to discuss Tuesday's missile blast in eastern Poland that claimed the lives of two people, Nato's spokesperson said on Wednesday morning.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 09:51:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgNorth Atlantic Council to discuss missile blast in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/north-atlantic-council-to-discuss-missile-blast-in-poland-34462Air defence cannot defend whole country, general command sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/air-defence-cannot-defend-whole-country-general-command-says-34461<p>No state has air defences capable of protecting all its territory, the General Command of the Polish Armed Forces said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 08:55:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgAir defence cannot defend whole country, general command sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/air-defence-cannot-defend-whole-country-general-command-says-34461Biden offers Poland full support in explosion investigationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/biden-offers-poland-full-support-in-explosion-investigation-34459<p>US President Joe Biden has offered his "full support and assistance with Poland’s ongoing investigation" into an apparent missile explosion near the Ukrainian border on Tuesday.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 08:52:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kgqjj4e84rsla5ajqs2x3.jpeg"I spoke with President Andrzej Duda of Poland to express my deep condolences for the loss of life in Eastern Poland and offer our full support for Poland's investigation of the explosion," Biden wrote on Twitter.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/biden-offers-poland-full-support-in-explosion-investigation-34459Polish gov't confirms two killed by Russian-made missilehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-govt-confirms-two-killed-by-russian-made-missile-34457<p>The Polish government has confirmed that it was a Russian-made missile which killed two people in eastern Poland on Tuesday.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 08:42:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bakfurkh4iqxna25hkg5bi.pngConfirmation that a Russian missile caused the blast would make it a serious security incident as for the first time in the Russia-Ukraine conflict a Nato member state would be hit by Russian ammunition.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-govt-confirms-two-killed-by-russian-made-missile-34457Today’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34455<p>Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.</p>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 08:14:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rxtpodfim9gubuv2gjg19.jpegToday’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34455EC stands with Poland says European Council headhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-stands-with-poland-says-european-council-head-34452<p>The presidents of the European Council and the European Commission have expressed alarm at the news of a blast having killed people on Polish territory and extended words of support for Poland.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 23:01:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEC stands with Poland says European Council headhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-stands-with-poland-says-european-council-head-34452Polish, US presidents in talks after blast on Polish territoryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-us-presidents-in-talks-after-blast-on-polish-territory-34449<p>The Polish and US presidents, Andrzej Duda and Joe Biden, respectively, are holding a telephone conversation after reports alleging a Russian missile hit Polish territory.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 22:49:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish, US presidents in talks after blast on Polish territoryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-us-presidents-in-talks-after-blast-on-polish-territory-34449Poland raises readiness of some military forces, uniformed serviceshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-raises-military-alert-level-34447<p>Poland has decided to raise the readiness of some of its military forces and other uniformed services on its territory, the government spokesman has said.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 22:40:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wnnhqu3y1f6k4t14yaove.jpeg"We have decided to verify whether there is a premise to launch procedures envisaged in Artcle 4 of the North Atlantic treaty," the Polish government spokesman said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-raises-military-alert-level-34447Ukraine's president says Russian missiles hit Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukraines-president-says-russian-missiles-hit-poland-34441<p>Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, has said that Russian missiles hit Polish territory on Tuesday and called the incident "a significant escalation".</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 22:21:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUkraine's president says Russian missiles hit Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukraines-president-says-russian-missiles-hit-poland-34441US Department of State says reports from Poland "concerning"https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-department-of-state-says-reports-from-poland-concerning-34438<p>The US Department of State has announced that it has been cooperating with Poland to determine what has happened in connection with reports alleging that two Russian missiles struck a location inside Poland near the Ukraine border.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 22:10:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUS Department of State says reports from Poland "concerning"https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-department-of-state-says-reports-from-poland-concerning-34438Nato neighbours declare support for Poland after blasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-neighbours-declare-support-for-poland-after-blast-34436<p>The Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have expressed concerns over reports that a Russian missile could have hit Polish territory and declared support for Warsaw.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 22:03:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgNato neighbours declare support for Poland after blasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-neighbours-declare-support-for-poland-after-blast-34436Pentagon cannot confirm Russian missiles struck inside Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pentagon-cannot-confirm-russian-missiles-struck-inside-poland-34435<p>The Pentagon has said that it cannot corroborate the information alleging that two Russian missiles have struck a location inside Poland near the Ukraine border, the Pentagon spokesman has told reporters.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 21:03:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPentagon cannot confirm Russian missiles struck inside Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pentagon-cannot-confirm-russian-missiles-struck-inside-poland-34435PM calls urgent meeting of gov't national defence committeehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-calls-urgent-meeting-of-govt-national-defence-committee-34433<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has called an urgent meeting of the Government Committee for National Defence and Defence Affairs, the government spokesman has said.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 18:42:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPM calls urgent meeting of gov't national defence committeehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-calls-urgent-meeting-of-govt-national-defence-committee-34433EU vows to continue support for Ukraine says Poland's MoDhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-vows-to-continue-support-for-ukraine-says-polands-mod-34431<p>The Polish defence minister has expressed satisfaction with the fact that his EU counterparts are in agreement regarding the need to support Ukraine.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 17:27:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/urcr16utrtwaeqqnotxic.jpegAccording to Błaszczak, the ministers also discussed how to foil Russia's plans to cause another wave of migrants escaping Ukraine by means of attacks on critical infrastructure in that country. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-vows-to-continue-support-for-ukraine-says-polands-mod-34431General gov't deficit likely lower than planned says rate-setterhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/general-govt-deficit-likely-lower-than-planned-says-rate-setter-34428<p>Poland's general government deficit will likely be lower in 2022 than the 4.7 percent of GDP the government has assumed in the budget law for next year, the central bank's rate-setting body has said.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 16:17:00 +0100BusinessNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w9yi04ujzvisy0wa5gbw9.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/general-govt-deficit-likely-lower-than-planned-says-rate-setter-34428Beauty and the beast – and it’s the SAME person! Makeup artist becomes internet sensation with her stunning transformationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beauty-and-the-beast--and-its-the-same-person-makeup-artist-becomes-internet-sensation-with-her-stunning-transformations-2100<p>A Polish makeup artist has sent the internet into meltdown with her incredible Cosplay creations.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 15:44:00 +0100CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zsryeuf7hzlm5vddw3jjs8.jpegThe woman with a thousand faces, Justyna Sosnowska can transform herself within hours.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/beauty-and-the-beast--and-its-the-same-person-makeup-artist-becomes-internet-sensation-with-her-stunning-transformations-2100Opposition files dismissal motion against justice ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-files-dismissal-motion-against-justice-minister-34425<p>Poland's main opposition grouping, Civic Coalition (KO), and the Left party have jointly submitted a motion to dismiss Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 15:33:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/l1isv9ypzda9zp2qpr4akp.jpegZiobro and his party have consistently opposed any concessions that might end the impasse, prompting accusations that he is standing in the way of badly needed money. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-files-dismissal-motion-against-justice-minister-34425First stretch of Belarus border fence gets surveillance equipmenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-stretch-of-belarus-border-fence-gets-surveillance-equipment-34423<p>Construction of the first stretch of an 'electronic barrier' comprised of surveillance and detection equipment on the Polish-Belarusian border has been completed.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 15:08:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ufbu65j1k1l5g5cupczlha.jpegLast year, Poland experienced heightened migratory pressure at its border with Belarus with thousands of migrants trying to get into the country.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/first-stretch-of-belarus-border-fence-gets-surveillance-equipment-34423Ruling party would fail to secure majority in election, poll revealshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-would-fail-to-secure-majority-in-election-poll-reveals-34421<p>Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party would win an election but not secure enough seats in parliament to govern, a an opinion poll published on Tuesday has found.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 14:42:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vxdhughowznsiz4j8hhm.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-would-fail-to-secure-majority-in-election-poll-reveals-34421Poland's GDP growth may exceed 4 percent in Q4 says ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-growth-may-exceed-4-percent-in-q4-says-minister-34419<p>Poland's GDP growth may rise above 4 percent in the fourth quarter of the year provided there are no shocks to the economy, the development and technology minister has told PAP.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 14:38:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/j8p7tdcixbeoimzqlf8gwb.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-growth-may-exceed-4-percent-in-q4-says-minister-34419PKN Orlen plans to open 1,000 e-car charging stations in Poland by 2030https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pkn-orlen-plans-to-open-1000-e-car-charging-stations-in-poland-by-2030-34417<p>Poland's largest oil and gas company, PKN Orlen, will open at least 1,000 electric car charging stations in the country by end-2030, the company has said.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 14:34:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zqb051izkqlg34va6mjwxk.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pkn-orlen-plans-to-open-1000-e-car-charging-stations-in-poland-by-2030-34417Poland sets out 'lines that cannot be crossed' in dispute with EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sets-out-lines-that-cannot-be-crossed-in-dispute-with-eu-34415<p>Poland’s Europe minister has said he told the European Commission which “lines cannot be crossed” during talks on unblocking billions of euros in EU post-pandemic recovery funding.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 14:28:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland sets out 'lines that cannot be crossed' in dispute with EUhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-sets-out-lines-that-cannot-be-crossed-in-dispute-with-eu-34415New app explores hidden secrets of Poland’s underground printing presseshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-app-explores-hidden-secrets-of-polands-underground-printing-presses-34413<p><span lang="en-US">A new app highlighting the important role of Poland’s clandestine Communist era printing houses has officially previewed ahead of its looming public launch.</span></p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 14:10:00 +0100ScienceHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hq9fg8yhv4m5l8pp09ba5w.jpegCurrently designed for VR goggles, the app will eventually be made available for free via the Steam platform.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-app-explores-hidden-secrets-of-polands-underground-printing-presses-34413Polish economy to shrink further in Q 4 says think-tankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-economy-to-shrink-further-in-q-4-says-think-tank-34409<p>Polish GDP growth will slow to around 1.0-1.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2022, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE), a government think-tank, said on Tuesday in reaction to the latest figures from the Central Statistical Office (GUS).</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 11:40:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish economy to shrink further in Q 4 says think-tankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-economy-to-shrink-further-in-q-4-says-think-tank-34409Poland's CPI hits 17.9 pct y/y in October - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-hits-179-pct-yy-in-october---stats-office-34408<p>Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 17.9 percent year on year and by 1.8 percent month on month in October 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 11:24:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sfps7vqyiurm5by7996vg.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-hits-179-pct-yy-in-october---stats-office-34408Poland's GDP grows 3.5 pct y/y in Q3 - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-grows-35-pct-yy-in-q3---stats-office-34407<p>Poland's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 3.5 percent year on year in the third quarter of 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said in a flash estimate on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 10:21:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e28u1dnzmvo7diwgkmy2do.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-grows-35-pct-yy-in-q3---stats-office-34407Poland interested in SMR collaboration with Canada says ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-interested-in-smr-collaboration-with-canada-says-minister-34405<p>Poland is interested in cooperating with Canada on the construction of small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs), the presidential minister has said.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 10:17:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mhjb2adwg7a7rbmphxam5j.jpeg"Poland is at the stage of remodelling its energy strategy... If we are moving away from coal, the choice was simple," Minister Andrzej Dera from the President's Office said at a meeting with the Polish community in Ottawa, referring to Poland's decision to build nuclear power plants in cooperation with the US and South Korea.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-interested-in-smr-collaboration-with-canada-says-minister-34405Masks to remain mandatory in hospitals, clinics, pharmacies till Marchhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/masks-to-remain-mandatory-in-hospitals-clinics-pharmacies-till-march-34403<p>The obligation to wear masks in pharmacies, clinics and hospitals in Poland will be extended until at least the end of March 2023, the health minister has announced.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 09:16:00 +0100PoliticsNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qtb6rnhao4dubtvs4mmcla.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/masks-to-remain-mandatory-in-hospitals-clinics-pharmacies-till-march-34403Today’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34401<p>Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.</p>Tue, 15 Nov 2022 09:12:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessNewsNews wraphttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rxtpodfim9gubuv2gjg19.jpegToday’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34401Poland, Germany to train Ukrainian troops under EU scheme says FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-germany-to-train-ukrainian-troops-under-eu-scheme-says-fm-34399<p>An EU training mission for Ukrainian soldiers will take place in Poland, Germany and any other country that decides to accept this responsibility, the Polish foreign minister has said.</p>Mon, 14 Nov 2022 20:29:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ggjcm96vqbh7f9y9a2cqzf.jpegOn Monday, Zbigniew Rau (pictured right with Lithuanian foreign minister Gabrielius Landsbergis) took part in a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-germany-to-train-ukrainian-troops-under-eu-scheme-says-fm-34399Russia must pay full reparations to Ukraine, Polish envoy tells UN GAhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/russia-must-pay-full-reparations-to-ukraine-polish-envoy-tells-un-ga-34397<p>Krzysztof Szczerski, Poland's ambassador to the UN, has said at a UN General Assembly (GA) debate that Russia must pay full war damages to Ukraine.</p>Mon, 14 Nov 2022 18:09:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w4svezv5p1fr3ots9fpgq.jpegSzczerski made the statement at a General Assembly debate on Monday on a motion to set up a register of damage caused by Russia to Ukraine and a related reparations mechanism.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/russia-must-pay-full-reparations-to-ukraine-polish-envoy-tells-un-ga-34397Poland takes over Russian Gazprom's shares in Polish pipeline ownerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-takes-over-russian-gazproms-shares-in-polish-pipeline-owner-34395<p>The Polish government has taken over Russian natural gas giant Gazprom's stake in EuRoPol Gaz, owner of the Polish section of the Yamal-Europe pipeline, due to sanctions on Moscow.</p>Mon, 14 Nov 2022 16:52:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rat6jy8bb1ixxbayif3mp.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-takes-over-russian-gazproms-shares-in-polish-pipeline-owner-34395Food price growth to peak in Q4 2022 says central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/food-price-growth-to-peak-in-q4-2022-says-central-bank-34393<p>Increases in food prices in Poland will be biggest in Q4 2022 and will slow in subsequent quarters to single-digit growth expected in Q4 2023, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) has forecast in its November inflation report.</p>Mon, 14 Nov 2022 16:00:00 +0100BusinessNewsLifeFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m7pnq4900w7tosg0pu8kzl.jpegThe highest growth in food prices is seen in Q4 2022 when it will hit 22.1 percent year on year, according to the report.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/food-price-growth-to-peak-in-q4-2022-says-central-bank-34393Warsaw airport moves closer to realizationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-airport-moves-closer-to-realization-34391<p>Seen as one of the government’s biggest flagship projects, CPK Airport has come a step closer to being realised after it was announced that a consortium of Foster + Partners and Buro Happold had won the tender to design it.</p>Mon, 14 Nov 2022 15:42:00 +0100PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x9pytpewdxdxb2f2xmsvk.jpegActing as a “symbolic gateway” to Poland, Centralny Port Komunikacyjny will serve as an air, rail and road transport hub that will ultimately seek to handle 60 million travellers by 2060.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-airport-moves-closer-to-realization-34391Poland's C/A deficit down in September reports central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-ca-deficit-down-in-september-reports-central-bank-34389<p>Poland's current account deficit rose to EUR 1.56 billion at the end of September 2022, against a deficit of EUR 3.33 billion recorded at the end of August, according to central bank figures released on Monday.</p>Mon, 14 Nov 2022 15:22:00 +0100BusinessNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ew7ba6ct6gkwy5wprdn6.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-ca-deficit-down-in-september-reports-central-bank-34389Poland's GDP to rise to 4.6 pct in 2022 says central bank forecasthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-to-rise-to-46-pct-in-2022-says-central-bank-forecast-34387<p>Poland's GDP is expected to rise to 4.6 percent in 2022, according to projections from Poland’s central bank released on Monday.</p>Mon, 14 Nov 2022 14:31:00 +0100BusinessNewsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/km6vre68xpnfxlvefjix0b.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-gdp-to-rise-to-46-pct-in-2022-says-central-bank-forecast-34387Ruling party will defend unity of ruling coalition says PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-will-defend-unity-of-ruling-coalition-says-pm-34385<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said his Law and Justice (PiS) party would support Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro in a no-confidence vote, adding that the unity of the United Right coalition government must be defended.</p>Mon, 14 Nov 2022 13:52:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5mdti2dnmidexdnh2jraa4.jpegZiobro (pictured), who is the leader of Solidary Poland, a junior member of the coalition, faces the vote, which was called for by Civic Platform, Poland's main opposition party, next week.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-will-defend-unity-of-ruling-coalition-says-pm-34385Poland must build defences or will fall under Russia, PM warnshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-must-build-defences-or-will-fall-under-russia-pm-warns-34383<p>Poland will fall under Russian domination if it fails to strengthen its defences, the prime minister warned on Monday.</p>Mon, 14 Nov 2022 13:34:00 +0100PoliticsFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/81t268yimo4i5za7xaxxg.jpegMateusz Morawiecki made the warning while visiting an aircraft factory in the central city of Bydgoszcz.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-must-build-defences-or-will-fall-under-russia-pm-warns-34383Scientists recreate face of 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy dubbed the ‘Mysterious Lady’ with help of forensicshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/scientists-recreate-face-of-2000-year-old-egyptian-mummy-dubbed-the-mysterious-lady-with-help-of-forensics-34379<p>The face of a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy dubbed the Mysterious Lady has been recreated by scientists in Warsaw.</p>Mon, 14 Nov 2022 13:24:00 +0100ScienceHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vfu2vh7dtdh1crkysrbby8.jpegExperts analysed the mummy’s skull and other remains to recreate how she may have looked in the first century BC.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/scientists-recreate-face-of-2000-year-old-egyptian-mummy-dubbed-the-mysterious-lady-with-help-of-forensics-34379Poland plans reception base for new wave of refugees from Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-plans-reception-base-for-new-wave-of-refugees-from-ukraine-34377<p>Poland is preparing a reception base for Ukrainian refugees, and also has 100,000 places already available to cope with a possible second refugee wave this winter.</p>Mon, 14 Nov 2022 11:10:00 +0100PoliticsNewsUkraineFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lroi94duvlc1kdumijtr8.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-plans-reception-base-for-new-wave-of-refugees-from-ukraine-34377Thirty pct of Polish employees plan to ask for rise survey findshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thirty-pct-of-polish-employees-plan-to-ask-for-rise-survey-finds-34376<p>As many as 30 percent of Poles are planning to ask for a pay rise within the next six months, according to a new poll.</p>Mon, 14 Nov 2022 09:22:00 +0100BusinessFirst Reporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgThirty pct of Polish employees plan to ask for rise survey findshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/thirty-pct-of-polish-employees-plan-to-ask-for-rise-survey-finds-34376Today’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34374<p>Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.</p>Mon, 14 Nov 2022 08:44:00 +0100PoliticsBusinessNewsNews wraphttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4rxtpodfim9gubuv2gjg19.jpegToday’s news round up in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/todays-news-round-up-in-poland-34374