The First NewsTue, 25 Jan 2022 09:41:09 +0100No evacuations of Polish diplomats from Ukraine - MFAhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-evacuations-of-polish-diplomats-from-ukraine---mfa-27471<p>Deputy Foreign Minister Paweł Jabłoński said in Brussels on Monday evening following a meeting of EU foreign ministers that Poland was not currently planning to evacuate its diplomatic missions from Ukraine.</p>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 20:35:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgNo evacuations of Polish diplomats from Ukraine - MFAhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-evacuations-of-polish-diplomats-from-ukraine---mfa-27471No talk of Polish troops in Ukraine, says security chiefhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-talk-of-polish-troops-in-ukraine-says-security-chief-27469<p>The head of Poland's National Security Bureau (BBN) has said there is currently no talk of Polish troops being deployed to Ukraine as the Ukrainian government has not requested it and it is also the position of the whole of Nato.</p>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 19:48:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/45yl7k4h8wru18bssx1g8a.jpegPaweł Soloch said Poland was coordinating its actions with its allies.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-talk-of-polish-troops-in-ukraine-says-security-chief-27469Work on Belarus border barrier to start on Tuesdayhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/work-on-belarus-border-barrier-to-start-on-tuesday-27466<p>The 5.5-metre-high barrier on Poland's border with Belarus will stretch over 186 kilometres and its construction will begin on Tuesday, the Polish Border Guard said on Monday.</p>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 17:04:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lc5pr4d37lt5yfabowzcr8.jpegA Border Guard spokesperson, Anna Michalska, said that the construction of the barrier will begin on Tuesday with the mounting of concrete pylons in the ground.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/work-on-belarus-border-barrier-to-start-on-tuesday-27466Poles to get free Covid tests as Omicron takes griphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-to-get-free-covid-tests-as-omicron-takes-grip-27463<p>The Polish state will pay for antigen-based testing in pharmacies in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, now dominated by the Omicron variant. </p>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 14:34:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/li1joqod4allu992jo4j6k.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-to-get-free-covid-tests-as-omicron-takes-grip-27463Covid-19 infection rate expected to rise significantly this weekhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/covid-19-infection-rate-expected-to-rise-significantly-this-week-27462<p>Daily Covid infection numbers will exceed 50,000 this week, the health minister warned.</p>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 14:22:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3ngdvj3vxt9tvmp0q4mw7.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/covid-19-infection-rate-expected-to-rise-significantly-this-week-27462New ‘chamber of memory’ to honour thousands of civilians killed during Warsaw Uprisinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-chamber-of-memory-to-honour-thousands-of-civilians-killed-during-warsaw-uprising-27460<p><span lang="en-US">The Museum of Warsaw is to open a new chamber of remembrance to honour the tens of thousands of civilians murdered by Germany in the Warsaw Uprising.</span></p>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 14:05:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pw0eul1aydm6ihg09vzvs.jpegThe Museum of Warsaw said in a press release that the new chamber "will commemorate the tens of thousands of Warsaw residents who died during the fighting and mass executions carried out by German troops.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-chamber-of-memory-to-honour-thousands-of-civilians-killed-during-warsaw-uprising-27460No plans to evacuate families of Polish diplomats from Ukraine- MFAhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-plans-to-evacuate-families-of-polish-diplomats-from-ukraine--mfa-27458<p>Poland has no plans to evacuate the families of its embassy staff in Kyiv, the deputy foreign minister has said, despite the US ordering relatives of its embassy staff to leave.</p>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 13:56:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgNo plans to evacuate families of Polish diplomats from Ukraine- MFAhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-plans-to-evacuate-families-of-polish-diplomats-from-ukraine--mfa-27458Retail sales in Poland increased in December but online vendors lose outhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-in-poland-increased-in-december-but-online-vendors-lose-out-27456<p>Share of online sales fell in Poland in December despite retail sales as a whole enjoying a surge, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Monday.</p>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 13:45:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xlher4tbeflmiy35x8zi5.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-in-poland-increased-in-december-but-online-vendors-lose-out-27456Warsaw’s ‘King of the murals’ is back, this time with a huge smog-friendly tribute to Wolahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-king-of-the-murals-is-back-this-time-with-a-huge-smog-friendly-tribute-to-wola-27452<p>Already firmly established as one of Poland’s best-loved artists, Tytus Brzozowski has returned to the spotlight with another large-format mural in Warsaw.</p>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 13:18:00 +0100Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fclfzvk3h57larf632rv7.jpegAs with his previous large format projects, the mural is a dreamlike tribute to the surrounding area, with several iconic buildings presented from the past and the present. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-king-of-the-murals-is-back-this-time-with-a-huge-smog-friendly-tribute-to-wola-27452Dutch woman fined for Nazi salute at Auschwitz gatehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/dutch-woman-fined-for-nazi-salute-at-auschwitz-gate-27450<p>A 29-year-old Dutch woman was slapped with a fine on Sunday for giving a Nazi salute while posing for a photo in front of the gates to Auschwitz.</p>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:20:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bwhgdg6y9rabuho5v28i.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/dutch-woman-fined-for-nazi-salute-at-auschwitz-gate-27450Majority of Poles against plan for more Polish music on radiohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/majority-of-poles-against-plan-for-more-polish-music-on-radio-27448<p>The majority of Poles oppose a proposal tabled by a Law and Justice MP to increase the airplay of Polish music on radio stations.</p>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:07:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMajority of Poles against plan for more Polish music on radiohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/majority-of-poles-against-plan-for-more-polish-music-on-radio-27448Poland cuts Covid-19 quarantine to seven dayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-cuts-covid-19-quarantine-to-seven-days-27446<p>The quarantine period for people who have had close contact with somebody infected with the coronavirus will be cut from 10 to seven days from Tuesday, according to revised coronavirus regulations.</p>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 11:13:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/50qiysn5a329doexkmwu8.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-cuts-covid-19-quarantine-to-seven-days-27446Poland reports 29,100 new coronavirus cases on Monday, 2 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-29100-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-2-deaths-27444<p>Poland recorded 29,100 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 2 deaths over the past 24 hours to Monday morning, against 34,088 cases reported on Sunday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 11:06:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/eh77qlevhts4a8casgo07w.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-29100-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-2-deaths-27444Pandemic slashes number of Polish restaurants to 2009 levelhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pandemic-slashes-number-of-polish-restaurants-to-2009-level-27443<p>The number of restaurants in Poland declined by nearly 10,000 last year owing to the coronavirus pandemic, wiping out the sector's 12 years of outlet growth, a report has shown.</p>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:19:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/v863sn0bxl8dlfid1ncao7.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pandemic-slashes-number-of-polish-restaurants-to-2009-level-27443Poland reports 34,088 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, 25 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-34088-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-25-deaths-27441<p>Poland recorded 34,088 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 25 deaths over the past 24 hours to Sunday morning, against 40,876 cases reported on Saturday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sun, 23 Jan 2022 11:55:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ku935os60c2rm80j8dk6a.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-34088-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-25-deaths-27441Poles may face higher food prices gov't official sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-may-face-higher-food-prices-govt-official-says-27439<p>The prices of food in Poland may surge due to falling agricultural output, the head of the president's consultative body for agriculture has said.</p>Sat, 22 Jan 2022 17:44:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qv9sq41hbodl3dutog3ptf.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poles-may-face-higher-food-prices-govt-official-says-27439Draft deal with Poland over Turow mine ready, says Czech ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/draft-deal-with-poland-over-turow-mine-ready-says-czech-minister-27437<p>Czech Environment Minister Anna Hubackova has announced that the draft agreement with Poland to end a dispute over the Turow lignite mine is ready and will be submitted for discussion by the Petr Fiala's government.</p>Sat, 22 Jan 2022 17:42:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgDraft deal with Poland over Turow mine ready, says Czech ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/draft-deal-with-poland-over-turow-mine-ready-says-czech-minister-27437Audit head warns EC Poland plans to ease control over EU fundshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/audit-head-warns-ec-poland-plans-to-ease-control-over-eu-funds-27435<p>Marian Banas, head of Poland's Supreme Audit Office (NIK), a body that oversees the functioning of the government and its agencies, has warned the European Commission (EC) that the Polish government may seek to curb NIK's control over the spending of EU funds.</p>Sat, 22 Jan 2022 17:38:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/g6zhgt2chlpuqhzujomocl.jpegSpeaking to the private RMF FM radio on Saturday, Banas said he had recently talked to Gert Jan Koopman, director-general of the EC's budget department.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/audit-head-warns-ec-poland-plans-to-ease-control-over-eu-funds-27435Poland fears every scenario of Russia-Ukraine conflict is realhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-fears-every-scenario-of-russia-ukraine-conflict-is-real-27434<p>Poland and its allies consider many scenarios for the development of the situation in Ukraine, including an attempt to occupy its entire territory by Russia, the head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) has said.</p>Sat, 22 Jan 2022 17:36:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland fears every scenario of Russia-Ukraine conflict is realhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-fears-every-scenario-of-russia-ukraine-conflict-is-real-27434Breaking Ondine’s cursehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/breaking-ondines-curse-27430<p><span lang="EN-GB">In this episode of The Debrief, we take a look at Ondinata, a new musical release which aims to raise awareness of CHS and help a family in need…</span></p>Sat, 22 Jan 2022 11:24:00 +0100LifePodcastshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p1q97s2bkloium22jb2ge.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/breaking-ondines-curse-27430Poland reports 40,876 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 193 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-40876-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-193-deaths-27428<p>Poland recorded 40,876 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 193 deaths over the past 24 hours to Saturday morning, against 36,665 cases reported on Friday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sat, 22 Jan 2022 11:06:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qjy2hpzzp2fvr9kz26znip.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-40876-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-193-deaths-27428Polish interest rates should be higher central banker sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-interest-rates-should-be-higher-central-banker-says-27426<p>Poland's interest rates should increase above market expectations owing to the latest macroeconomic data, Adam Glapiński, the governor of the National Bank of Poland, has told the Bloomberg agency.</p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:11:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ix98d10u2loz0vrxkzgo9.jpegGlapiński recently came under fire owing to his previous statements throughout most of 2021 that inflation was under control, despite the fact that Poland's CPI readings were among the highest in Europe since the start of the year.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-interest-rates-should-be-higher-central-banker-says-27426Poland and 15 other EU states say border protection is joint responsibilityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-and-15-other-eu-states-say-border-protection-is-joint-responsibility-27424<p>The interior ministers of Poland and 15 other EU countries have declared that protecting the EU's borders is a shared responsibility and key to preventing illegal migration.</p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:28:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hy3g0dy2hceohnz3bpcmb.jpeg"During the European conference on border management held in Vilnius, together with the interior ministers of 15 EU countries, we declared cooperation in the protection of the external borders of the EU and the Schengen area," Mariusz Kamiński, Poland’s interior minister, wrote on Twitter after the meeting.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-and-15-other-eu-states-say-border-protection-is-joint-responsibility-27424PM warns of fifth Covid wavehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-warns-of-fifth-covid-wave-27423<p>Poland's healthcare system will find itself under “unprecedented” pressure owing to a surge in new Covid-19 cases caused by the highly-infectious Omicron variant, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has warned.</p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:19:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hc6541xyhhih6vp1zhet.jpegIn his weekly podcast published on Friday, Mateusz Morawiecki announced new measures to combat the virus including free Covid tests without a doctor’s referral.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-warns-of-fifth-covid-wave-27423US Westinghouse's technology to aid Polish nuclear programmehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-westinghouses-technology-to-aid-polish-nuclear-programme-27421<p>The American supplier of nuclear products and technologies Westinghouse will work with several Polish firms on Poland's nuclear energy programme.</p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:02:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/attjzayt3ork59mjapskm8.jpeg"Westinghouse is ready to support Poland in achieving its goals related to energy policy... acting on its experience in implementing investments in nuclear technologies around the world," Mirosław Kowalik, the CEO of Westinghouse Electric Poland, said at the signing event.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-westinghouses-technology-to-aid-polish-nuclear-programme-27421Former president Lech Wałęsa sick with Covid-19https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-president-lech-walesa-sick-with-covid-19-27419<p>Lech Wałęsa, the former Solidarity leader who spearheaded Poland’s battle with communism, revealed on Friday that he had Covid-19.</p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:25:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/82mm9d5bhrdu0f7q8jc38b.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/former-president-lech-walesa-sick-with-covid-19-27419No Russian 'zone of influence' in Ukraine Polish president sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-russian-zone-of-influence-in-ukraine-polish-president-says-27417<p>Poland rejects the claim that Ukraine is part of Russia's zone of influence and believes Kiev has every right to fully integrate into the EU and Nato, Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said.</p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:13:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/a21h7odela8nld4rh3flb.jpegAndrzej Duda (R) held talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, on Thursday and Friday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-russian-zone-of-influence-in-ukraine-polish-president-says-27417Polish scientists develop test for risk of severe Covid infectionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-scientists-develop-test-for-risk-of-severe-covid-infection-27415<p>Researchers at the Ministry of Interior and Administration (MSWiA) hospital in Warsaw have developed a test to identify patients at risk of severe Covid-19 infection, which has been validated by clinical and laboratory testing.</p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:13:00 +0100News & PoliticsSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/51atwiljd44u6c22tdgg2j.jpegIn March last year, Dr Zbigniew Król, who was taking part in the MSWiA research, told PAP it had been possible to identify about six genetic anomalies, or gene variants, that might cause more severe Covid-19 infection.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-scientists-develop-test-for-risk-of-severe-covid-infection-27415Toruń scientists create world’s first no-energy no-pressure water purification and desalination solution to help fight global drinking water shortageshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/torun-scientists-create-worlds-first-no-energy-no-pressure-water-purification-and-desalination-solution-to-help-fight-global-drinking-water-shortages-27413<p><span lang="EN-US">A group of Toruń-based engineers and scientists have come up with the world’s first technological solution for the purification and desalination of water without the need for an energy source, with potential to help solve worldwide freshwater shortages.</span></p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:34:00 +0100Sciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e3lr96h973ie9x9ka5e33p.jpegThe team of nanotechnology specialists were motivated by the desire to find a solution to help alleviate global freshwater shortages and the problem of water contamination by plastics.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/torun-scientists-create-worlds-first-no-energy-no-pressure-water-purification-and-desalination-solution-to-help-fight-global-drinking-water-shortages-27413Firefighting hero footballer to be awarded bravery medal after saving family from blazing infernohttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/firefighting-hero-footballer-to-be-awarded-bravery-medal-after-saving-family-from-blazing-inferno-27411<p><span lang="EN-US">A firefighting footballer who put his own life on the line to save two children from a fourth-floor blaze is to be awarded the Cross of Merit for Bravery in a ceremony scheduled for later today.</span></p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:20:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cqyi073tt9bhgpmsun4uew.pngFireman and defender for football club Dąb Dębno, Łukasz Gryciak is to be awarded the Cross of Merit for Bravery in a ceremony scheduled later today after he saved the lives of two children and their grandmother trapped in the fire.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/firefighting-hero-footballer-to-be-awarded-bravery-medal-after-saving-family-from-blazing-inferno-27411PM asks for quick corrections to errors in Polish Deal programmehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-asks-for-quick-corrections-to-errors-in-polish-deal-programme-27409<p>Poland's prime minister has said that the government was not going to "turn a blind eye" to errors in the Polish Deal programme.</p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:58:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/iiflsmth5zne80vc1iix77.jpegMateusz Morawiecki said at a press conference on Friday that he had ordered the Finance Ministry to correct the mistakes.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-asks-for-quick-corrections-to-errors-in-polish-deal-programme-27409Poland shortens Covid quarantine period, appoints new Medical Councilhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-shortens-covid-quarantine-period-appoints-new-medical-council-27407<p>The quarantine period for people testing positive for Covid-19 will be shortened to seven days, the Polish prime minister announced on Friday, adding that he had appointed a new Medical Council to advise on tackling the pandemic.</p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:55:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kts0wh0gmodmdd23r083.jpegMorawiecki said the decision to reduce the quarantine period was based on the experience of other EU countries, specifically Germany, France, Belgium, Italy and Greece. He added that the move was in line with the guidance of EU agencies.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-shortens-covid-quarantine-period-appoints-new-medical-council-27407Poland’s support is important in difficult times – Ukrainian presidenthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-support-is-important-in-difficult-times--ukrainian-president-27406<p>Poland has assured Ukraine of its support should it be threatened, and has voiced disagreement to Russia's aggressive conduct towards the country, a presidential aide said on Friday after talks between the Ukrainian and Polish presidents, Volodymyr Zelensky and Andrzej Duda.</p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 12:53:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ywniwrxihpgi6g2zj1xbta.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-support-is-important-in-difficult-times--ukrainian-president-27406Record breakers! Mountain lacemakers set Guinness World Record for world’s largest lace doilyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/record-breakers-mountain-lacemakers-set-guinness-world-record-for-worlds-largest-lace-doily-27404<p><span lang="EN-US">Traditional lacemakers from the Silesian Beskid mountains have broken the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest lace doily.</span></p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 12:44:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x535ldjhhdas4wn2g8mk8.jpegMeasuring 5.32 metres in diameter, with a surface area of 22.2 square metres and requiring 61 kilometres of thread and fourth months to make, the giant doily beat the previous world record of 5m diameter.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/record-breakers-mountain-lacemakers-set-guinness-world-record-for-worlds-largest-lace-doily-27404Poland’s public debt at 56.6 percent of GDP in Q3 2021 – Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-public-debt-at-566-percent-of-gdp-in-q3-2021--eurostat-27402<p>Seasonally adjusted data reveals that Poland's general government deficit reached 1 percent of GDP in the Q3 2021, the EU's statistics agency said on Friday.</p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 12:33:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland’s public debt at 56.6 percent of GDP in Q3 2021 – Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-public-debt-at-566-percent-of-gdp-in-q3-2021--eurostat-27402Poland's manufacturing rises y/y in December - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-manufacturing-rises-yy-in-december---stats-office-27401<p>Poland's industrial output rose by 16.7 percent year on year in December 2021, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Friday.</p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:24:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/48ceju4pkvx6pwio7oyhl6.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-manufacturing-rises-yy-in-december---stats-office-27401Poland's average corporate wage up 11.2 pct y/y in Dec - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-average-corporate-wage-up-112-pct-yy-in-dec---stats-office-27400<p>Poland's average corporate gross monthly wage rose by 11.2 percent year on year to PLN 6,644 (EUR 1,467) in December 2021, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Friday.</p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:22:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e2y14l25m5pkrabzwh2sv.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-average-corporate-wage-up-112-pct-yy-in-dec---stats-office-27400Poland reports 36,665 new coronavirus cases on Friday, 248 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-36665-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-248-deaths-27399<p>Poland recorded 36,665 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 248 deaths over the past 24 hours to Friday morning, against 32,835 cases reported on Thursday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:46:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/7i30uo966qm0sro14seplr.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-36665-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-248-deaths-27399Nato must equal Russia's military power, national security head sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-must-equal-russias-military-power-national-security-head-says-27397<p>Nato must continue to be a counterweight to Russia's offensive potential, the head of Poland's National Security Bureau said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 19:36:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tk7e5zyg3m6ych2liexyo.jpeg"Nato must strive to match the offensive potential Moscow has been amassing intensively in recent years," Soloch said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-must-equal-russias-military-power-national-security-head-says-27397Poland praises passage of UN Holocaust denial resolutionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-praises-passage-of-un-holocaust-denial-resolution-27395<p>The United Nations' General Assembly, on Thursday, unanimously passed a resolution on combating Holocaust denial on social media, along with amendments proposed by Poland.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 19:04:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xzt84yg19kf16fyh7f73.jpegKrzysztof Szczerski, the Polish ambassador to the UN, told the gathering that "apart from the Jewish nation, it has been the Polish people, who have taken upon themselves a special duty to help preserve the remembrance of the Holocaust." https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-praises-passage-of-un-holocaust-denial-resolution-27395Talks with Duda productive, Ukrainian president sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/talks-with-duda-productive-ukrainian-president-says-27393<p>Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on Twitter on Thursday that he and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda discussed security challenges and cooperation in transport and energy, during a meeting held earlier in the day.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:55:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTalks with Duda productive, Ukrainian president sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/talks-with-duda-productive-ukrainian-president-says-27393Polish MEPs ask EC to include gas as transit fuel in decarbonisationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-meps-ask-ec-to-include-gas-as-transit-fuel-in-decarbonisation-27391<p>Nearly 80 MEPs have backed a Polish-initiated letter to the European Commission asking for the inclusion of gas as a transit fuel in the EU's decarbonisation programme.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:04:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish MEPs ask EC to include gas as transit fuel in decarbonisationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-meps-ask-ec-to-include-gas-as-transit-fuel-in-decarbonisation-27391Unions, employers appeal to gov't for mandatory Covid jabshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/unions-employers-appeal-to-govt-for-mandatory-covid-jabs-27389<p>Poland's biggest trade unions and employers have issued a joint appeal to the government to introduce mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations as new infections are rising fast, threatening the country's economic recovery.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 16:01:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3cd81wpe86o03ql0ldl2g6r.jpegIn the appeal, the unions and employers stressed the efficiency of vaccines.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/unions-employers-appeal-to-govt-for-mandatory-covid-jabs-27389New exhibition reveals Poland’s Xmas traditions in 60s and 70shttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-exhibition-reveals-polands-xmas-traditions-in-60s-and-70s-27386<p>How Poland celebrated Christmas in the 1960s and 1970s is the subject of a fascinating new exhibition organised by the Polish Press Agency (PAP).</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:31:00 +0100HistoryPOLISH BRANDShttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kq2qih3ao9s0swn2hbpdf7q.jpeg.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-exhibition-reveals-polands-xmas-traditions-in-60s-and-70s-27386EC urges Poland to pay fines over judicial regimehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-urges-poland-to-pay-fines-over-judicial-regime-27384<p>The European Commission (EC) has sent a formal demand to the Polish government for it to pay fines for failing to dismantle a judicial disciplinary chamber, a commission spokesperson has said.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:12:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEC urges Poland to pay fines over judicial regimehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-urges-poland-to-pay-fines-over-judicial-regime-27384Exhibition reveals unique pre-war photographs of Saski Palacehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exhibition-reveals-unique-pre-war-photographs-of-saski-palace-27382<p>Previously unpublished pre-war photos of the Saski Palace have gone on show at an exhibition to celebrate the historic building’s reconstruction.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:48:00 +0100HistoryPOLISH BRANDShttps://images.thefirstnews.com/i83gjwbq8t7qtgvk6ur9u.jpegOrganised by the Polish Press Agency (PAP), the first showing of the photos from the collection of Warsaw photographer Marian Leśniewski, took place in October 2021 during the 590 Congress in Warsaw.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/exhibition-reveals-unique-pre-war-photographs-of-saski-palace-27382Poland has record high number of M&A transactions in 2021 - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-has-record-high-number-of-ma-transactions-in-2021---report-27380<p>The number of merger and acquisition (M&amp;A) transactions in Poland hit a record high of 329 in 2021, 99 more than in 2020, a new report has found.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:39:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland has record high number of M&A transactions in 2021 - reporthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-has-record-high-number-of-ma-transactions-in-2021---report-27380Ukrainian president arrives in Poland for talks with Polish counterparthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainian-president-arrives-in-poland-for-talks-with-polish-counterpart-27378<p>Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Poland on Thursday for security talks with President Andrzej Duda amid rising tensions over a Russian military build-up on the Ukrainian border.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:34:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/awp08wtuotgz6tbo2bngp.jpegZelensky's office said he would be received by Duda at his state residence in Wisla, southern Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ukrainian-president-arrives-in-poland-for-talks-with-polish-counterpart-27378Hero drug-busting sniffer dog retires from long arm of the PAWhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hero-drug-busting-sniffer-dog-retires-from-long-arm-of-the-paw-27376<p><span lang="EN-US">A hero Labrador called Loca is retiring from the long arm of the law following a nine-year drug-busting career with the Masovian Customs and Tax office.&nbsp;</span></p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:20:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5pl3r0hyjh4njh1bmr833.pngThe chocolate-coloured sniffer dog called Loca became a legend for helping to bring down drug smugglers and dealers, with the last three years alone seeing her sniff out 18 million PLN-worth of narcotics and illegal tobacco products. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/hero-drug-busting-sniffer-dog-retires-from-long-arm-of-the-paw-27376Architectural gem named one of the best family houses in the worldhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/architectural-gem-named-one-of-the-best-family-houses-in-the-world-27374<p><span lang="EN-US">A family house designed by renowned architect Robert Konieczny has been voted one of the best homes in the world.</span></p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 13:00:00 +0100BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yzr1tob0jukgtzo656t7e.pngThe stunning design named "From the Garden House" by Robert Konieczny scooped the title after been handed the prestigious Archello Best of 2021 International Award.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/architectural-gem-named-one-of-the-best-family-houses-in-the-world-27374Money from Pope will go to migrants on Belarus border, Polish charity sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/money-from-pope-will-go-to-migrants-on-belarus-border-polish-charity-says-27373<p>Money donated by Pope Francis will be used to help migrants stuck on the border between Poland and Belarus, a Catholic Polish charity has said.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:37:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/cj9nabl1cml9xblj6gnhe.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/money-from-pope-will-go-to-migrants-on-belarus-border-polish-charity-says-27373Polish HICP inflation up by 8.0 pct y/y in December - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-hicp-inflation-up-by-80-pct-yy-in-december---eurostat-27372<p>Poland's Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) rose by 8.0 percent year on year in December 2021, against 7.4-percent growth in the previous month, Eurostat, the European Union's statistics office, reported on Thursday.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:21:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish HICP inflation up by 8.0 pct y/y in December - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-hicp-inflation-up-by-80-pct-yy-in-december---eurostat-27372Parliament's popularity falls to lowest of current term - pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliaments-popularity-falls-to-lowest-of-current-term---poll-27371<p>The Polish public's opinion of Poland’s lower house of parliament has fallen to its lowest level since the start of this parliamentary term, a new survey has shown.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:19:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgParliament's popularity falls to lowest of current term - pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/parliaments-popularity-falls-to-lowest-of-current-term---poll-27371Polish economy to grow by 4-4.5 percent in 2022 says DevMinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-economy-to-grow-by-4-45-percent-in-2022-says-devmin-27370<p>Poland’s GDP growth will be between 4.0 and 4.5 percent in 2022, according to Piotr Nowak, the economic development and technology minister.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:17:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish economy to grow by 4-4.5 percent in 2022 says DevMinhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-economy-to-grow-by-4-45-percent-in-2022-says-devmin-27370Poland reports 32,835 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, 315 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-32835-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-315-deaths-27369<p>Poland recorded 32,835 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 315 deaths over the past 24 hours to Thursday morning, against 30,586 cases reported on Wednesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:13:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mkg11yveoqgbzz056j4z4.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-32835-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-315-deaths-27369NS2 pipeline will give Putin new weapon Polish gov't spokesperson sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ns2-pipeline-will-give-putin-new-weapon-polish-govt-spokesperson-says-27368<p>The Nord Stream 2 Russia-Germany gas pipeline “is like putting a gun in the hands” of Vladimir Putin, who is now pointing it at Central and Eastern Europe, the Polish government’s spokesman has said.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:10:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgNS2 pipeline will give Putin new weapon Polish gov't spokesperson sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ns2-pipeline-will-give-putin-new-weapon-polish-govt-spokesperson-says-27368US to increase troop presence in Poland if Russia attacks Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-to-increase-troop-presence-in-poland-if-russia-attacks-ukraine-27366<p>US President Joe Biden has said the USA will increase its military presence in Poland if Russia invades Ukraine.</p>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:14:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUS to increase troop presence in Poland if Russia attacks Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-to-increase-troop-presence-in-poland-if-russia-attacks-ukraine-27366Czechs ready to pull court complaint as part of Turów deal, says Czech PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/czechs-ready-to-pull-court-complaint-as-part-of-turow-deal-says-czech-pm-27362<p>The Czech prime minister has said that his government is prepared to withdraw its complaint over the Turów lignite mine from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) as part of an eventual agreement with Poland.</p>Wed, 19 Jan 2022 19:28:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgCzechs ready to pull court complaint as part of Turów deal, says Czech PMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/czechs-ready-to-pull-court-complaint-as-part-of-turow-deal-says-czech-pm-27362EC warns it will deduct overdue lignite mine fines from EU fundinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-warns-it-will-deduct-overdue-lignite-mine-fines-from-eu-funding-27359<p>The European Commission (EC) has warned the Polish government that it will deduct unpaid fines from EU funding bound for Poland due to its failure to comply with a European court order to close the Turów lignite mine.</p>Wed, 19 Jan 2022 16:28:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/giz0qerv78hncpxtz7tvqe.jpegLast year, the Czech government took Poland to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) over the alleged negative environmental impact of the Turów lignite mine, which lies close to the Czech border in south-west Poland. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-warns-it-will-deduct-overdue-lignite-mine-fines-from-eu-funding-27359Polish, Latvian PMs warn of possible Russian aggression against Ukrainehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-latvian-pms-warn-of-possible-russian-aggression-against-ukraine-27357<p>Polish and Latvian prime ministers, Mateusz Morawiecki and Arturs Krisjanis Karins, warned after talks in Warsaw on Wednesday of possible Russian aggression against Ukraine.</p>Wed, 19 Jan 2022 14:29:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/z70sg7ti7z4ckiz4qe673.jpegAccording to Karins, the Kremlin sees a real threat in "the expansion of the area of democracy from Ukraine to Russia."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-latvian-pms-warn-of-possible-russian-aggression-against-ukraine-27357Race on to save ‘doomed’ building decorated with broken cups and plateshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/race-on-to-save-doomed-building-decorated-with-broken-cups-and-plates-27355<p><span lang="EN-US">Varsovians are trying to save the unique façade of an old car factory facing imminent demolition.</span></p>Wed, 19 Jan 2022 14:20:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e23pi43epls4lrqfbtkser.jpegCovered in broken plates and mugs, the quarter of a kilometer face of the now defunct Żerań car factory in the capital’s Praga district is being hailed as ‘a memento of engineering solutions’.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/race-on-to-save-doomed-building-decorated-with-broken-cups-and-plates-27355Spatial chaos costs Poland over EUR 18 bln per year- analystshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/spatial-chaos-costs-poland-over-eur-18-bln-per-year--analysts-27353<p>The annual costs resulting from chaotic spatial planning in Poland amounts to PLN 84.3 billion (EUR 18.6 billion) and the bill is footed by Polish citizens, entrepreneurs and local governments, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) has estimated.</p>Wed, 19 Jan 2022 14:11:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSpatial chaos costs Poland over EUR 18 bln per year- analystshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/spatial-chaos-costs-poland-over-eur-18-bln-per-year--analysts-27353Poland, Latvia criticise NS2 pipeline - PM Morawieckihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-latvia-criticise-ns2-pipeline---pm-morawiecki-27352<p>Poland and Latvia both see the negative impact on energy security of the Russia-Germany Nord Stream 2 (NS2) gas pipeline, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, said after talks with his Latvian counterpart, Arturs Krisjanis Karins.</p>Wed, 19 Jan 2022 14:05:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qjmfdjqqc4h1f7ip9jafbkj.jpeg"Latvia and Poland share the view that the gas pipeline should not strengthen the blackmail arsenal in the hands of the Russian president," Morawiecki said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-latvia-criticise-ns2-pipeline---pm-morawiecki-27352Opposition senator says his phone was hacked during election campaignhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-senator-says-his-phone-was-hacked-during-election-campaign-27350<p>Senator Krzysztof Brejza has told a parliamentary body probing a spyware case that his phone had been digitally broken into multiple times when he was running the election campaign of the largest opposition bloc, Civic Platform.</p>Wed, 19 Jan 2022 14:01:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2m6ougzkvie6f2hcijcf5t.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-senator-says-his-phone-was-hacked-during-election-campaign-27350Polish largest energy firm to finance offshore wind farms with new shareshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-largest-energy-firm-to-finance-offshore-wind-farms-with-new-shares-27348<p>Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) is planning to allocate part of its PLN 3.2 billion (EUR 706 million) new issue of shares for the development of offshore wind farms, Wojciech Dabrowski, PGE CEO, has said.</p>Wed, 19 Jan 2022 13:09:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/d9kliytmzog9mbgsc2ah.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-largest-energy-firm-to-finance-offshore-wind-farms-with-new-shares-27348Warsaw's Chopin airport handles almost 7.5 mln passengers in 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-chopin-airport-handles-almost-75-mln-passengers-in-2021-27347<p>Chopin Airport in 2021 serviced 7,473,734 passengers, cargo transports also saw a marked improvement during the ongoing pandemic, a Wednesday press release shows.</p>Wed, 19 Jan 2022 13:06:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6lqp8o0fm3yi36ugwfmxr.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaws-chopin-airport-handles-almost-75-mln-passengers-in-2021-27347Singing waiter-robot with cat’s face being tested in Poznań restaurantshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/singing-waiter-robot-with-cats-face-being-tested-in-poznan-restaurants-27345<p><span lang="EN-US">A multilingual, singing waiter-robot with the face of a cat is being tested out in restaurants in and around Poznań to great acclaim among staff and guests.</span></p>Wed, 19 Jan 2022 12:57:00 +0100BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/zlqgghvzt9id87ke41zn6.pngNamed BellaBot, or Bella to its friends, the black and white robot waits for visitors at the entrance alongside a (live) waiter or waitress, greets the guests and escorts them to their table, then delivers their ordered dishes.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/singing-waiter-robot-with-cats-face-being-tested-in-poznan-restaurants-27345Poland's public administration to work from home due to Covid infectionshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-public-administration-to-work-from-home-due-to-covid-infections-27343<p>Public administration employees will have to work from home soon due to rising Covid infections but the government is unlikely to introduce any lockdowns, the health minister has said.</p>Wed, 19 Jan 2022 11:56:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/vh22d6ieebmkcjl6clqnhm.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-public-administration-to-work-from-home-due-to-covid-infections-27343Poland reports 30,586 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 375 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-30586-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-375-deaths-27342<p>Poland recorded 30,586 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 375 deaths over the past 24 hours to Wednesday morning, against 19,652 cases reported on Tuesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Wed, 19 Jan 2022 10:58:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/atjv6v7a09ozw6emixdxy.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-30586-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-375-deaths-27342Poland records 966 cases of Omicron coronavirus varianthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-966-cases-of-omicron-coronavirus-variant-27341<p>Poland has so far identified 966 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, a deputy health minister said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 19 Jan 2022 09:45:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u0nfatmml0ggr3g73o00lj.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-966-cases-of-omicron-coronavirus-variant-27341End of Polish-Czech mine dispute in sight, says ministerhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/end-of-polish-czech-mine-dispute-in-sight-says-minister-27339<p>Anna Moskwa, the Polish climate minister, has said that the Tuesday talks between her and her Czech counterpart may soon result in an agreement that will end the dispute over a Polish lignite mine.</p>Wed, 19 Jan 2022 09:37:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qpsjo9w82kpg8fwy3x3ei.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/end-of-polish-czech-mine-dispute-in-sight-says-minister-27339EC grants pandemic aid funding to six Polish regionshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-grants-pandemic-aid-funding-to-six-polish-regions-27337<p>The EU will give EUR 136 million in extra funding to six Polish regions to help them fight the pandemic and finance digital and ecological transformation projects, the European Commission said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 18 Jan 2022 18:59:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/yqj1lblqo9rfrhliis6qrk.jpegElisa Ferreira said the funding will help the regions reinforce their health systems so they can better cope with the pandemic, and introduce digital and ecological technology into their economies.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-grants-pandemic-aid-funding-to-six-polish-regions-27337Prosecutor starts investigation into opposition phone tappinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/prosecutor-starts-investigation-into-opposition-phone-tapping-27336<p>The District Prosecutor's Office in the central Polish town of Ostrów Wielkopolski has launched an investigation into the alleged phone hacking of a senior opposition figure.</p>Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:56:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lu26md6jpa8q8w0cuxvpx.jpegSpeaking to PAP on Tuesday, Brejza said that the investigation was the "only correct" decision that could be taken. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/prosecutor-starts-investigation-into-opposition-phone-tapping-27336Scientists create first ever detailed map of The Witcher’s world ‘for the sake of fans’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/scientists-create-first-ever-detailed-map-of-the-witchers-world-for-the-sake-of-diehard-fans-27332<p>A map detailing the imaginary world of ‘The Witcher’ has been created by researchers at the University of Warsaw.</p>Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:38:00 +0100Art & Culturehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6ex5te5boi2ov5rourz6le.pngPart of a series of maps called ‘Poland in the Modern World,’ it is the first such detailed map of the topography, the course of borders and rivers, the location of islands and cities.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/scientists-create-first-ever-detailed-map-of-the-witchers-world-for-the-sake-of-diehard-fans-27332Anti-Corruption Bureau illegally financed, audit board sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/anti-corruption-bureau-illegally-financed-audit-board-says-27330<p>Poland's Supreme Audit Office (NIK) has found that the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau's (CBA) operations were illegally financed, NIK head told a parliamentary body probing a spyware case.</p>Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:07:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ho9edgk3m7vnz70zmlddm.jpegBanaś said that during the audit, NIK was not informed about what kind of software was purchased, "hiding behind the secrecy related to the forms, means and principles of operational and reconnaissance activities".https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/anti-corruption-bureau-illegally-financed-audit-board-says-27330Long-forgotten foundations of Łódź Great Synagogue found by buildershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/long-forgotten-foundations-of-lodz-great-synagogue-found-by-builders-27328<p><span lang="EN-US">The foundations of Łódź’s Great Synagogue which was destroyed during WWII by marauding Germans has been uncovered by builders.</span></p>Tue, 18 Jan 2022 14:04:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6do6uoe5cn3st52zobuhd.pngBurnt to the ground by the Germans shortly after they annexed the city into the Third Reich in 1939, the find came during construction work on an ambitious mainline tunnel that will link the Fabryczna and Kaliska railway stations.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/long-forgotten-foundations-of-lodz-great-synagogue-found-by-builders-27328HalfPrice retailer to debut in Slovenia this Aprilhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/halfprice-retailer-to-debut-in-slovenia-this-april-27326<p>The first HalfPrice discount clothing and homeware store in Slovenia, will open in Ljubljana this April, the company announced in a press release.</p>Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:51:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/21siq1v3e6b1ydbh00xm02.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/halfprice-retailer-to-debut-in-slovenia-this-april-27326Green Loan from EIB will support onshore wind farm projects in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/green-loan-from-eib-will-support-onshore-wind-farm-projects-in-poland-27324<p>The loan is the biggest EIB investment in onshore wind farms in Poland that will be constructed and operated by EDP Renewables (EDPR).</p>Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:13:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/bpat4k8zh0vcce9dbxi6n.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/green-loan-from-eib-will-support-onshore-wind-farm-projects-in-poland-27324Poland's support for companies during pandemic above EU average - EIBhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-support-for-companies-during-pandemic-above-eu-average---eib-27323<p>Sixty-one percent of Polish companies have been granted some form of financial support in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which is slightly more than the European Union average of 56 percent, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has reported.</p>Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:11:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's support for companies during pandemic above EU average - EIBhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-support-for-companies-during-pandemic-above-eu-average---eib-27323Poland reports 19,652 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 377 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-19652-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-377-deaths-27322<p>Poland recorded 19,652 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 377 deaths over the past 24 hours to Tuesday morning, against 10,445 cases reported on Monday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Tue, 18 Jan 2022 11:09:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/blrjxiz3q3c6c2efq0mmdl.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-19652-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-377-deaths-27322FDI up in Poland in 2020 says central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fdi-up-in-poland-in-2020-says-central-bank-27321<p>Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) grew by around 4 percent year on year in 2020, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) has reported.</p>Tue, 18 Jan 2022 11:07:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/shraitezkbjgkh35t6vxu.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fdi-up-in-poland-in-2020-says-central-bank-27321Poland seeks allies against new EU climate packagehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-seeks-allies-against-new-eu-climate-package-27319<p>Poland is building "a coalition of countries" that object to the new EU's Fit for 55 climate package which will affect less affluent EU citizens, Polish government spokesperson has said.</p>Tue, 18 Jan 2022 10:08:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland seeks allies against new EU climate packagehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-seeks-allies-against-new-eu-climate-package-27319EP mission to Poland will check violation of the rule of lawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ep-mission-to-poland-will-check-violation-of-the-rule-of-law-27318<p>Members of the European Parliament plan to come to Poland in February to talk about the further worsening rule of law situation in the country.</p>Tue, 18 Jan 2022 10:06:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEP mission to Poland will check violation of the rule of lawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ep-mission-to-poland-will-check-violation-of-the-rule-of-law-27318Lewandowski named FIFA Best Men's Player in 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lewandowski-named-fifa-best-mens-player-in-2021-27316<p>Captain of Polish national football team and Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has won for the second time in a row FIFA's The Best award for the best player, this time for 2021.</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 20:46:00 +0100News & PoliticsSporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wf0ei6894dnfw47dp00nkr.jpegLewandowski defeated Lionel Messi of Argentina and Mohamed Salah of Egypt.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lewandowski-named-fifa-best-mens-player-in-2021-27316Polish, US FMs discuss steps against further Russian aggressionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-us-fms-discuss-steps-against-further-russian-aggression-27315<p>The Polish foreign minister and the US Secretary of State have talked about cooperation in pursuing diplomacy with Moscow and coordinated steps to deter further Russian aggression.</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 19:46:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1hb6msv7pytid26etjjx8j.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-us-fms-discuss-steps-against-further-russian-aggression-27315New advisory body to replace Medical Councilhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-advisory-body-to-replace-medical-council-27312<p>A new body for fighting the coronavirus pandemic will replace the Medical Council, which has so far advised the government, the health minister has announced.</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 18:14:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/lurdxwjzeohbls4kw3gc5.jpegNiedzielski said that, apart from physicians, the new council would also be composed of economists and sociologists, so that it could take into account "not only medical aspects but also social and economic ones." https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-advisory-body-to-replace-medical-council-27312Poland records 671 cases of Omicron coronavirus varianthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-671-cases-of-omicron-coronavirus-variant-27310<p>Poland has so far identified 671 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, a deputy health minister announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 17:59:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9k070zwvkd4bjxbvgxy7x.jpeg"It should be expected that this new mutation, the new coronavirus variant, will dominate in Poland in the coming weeks," Kraska said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-671-cases-of-omicron-coronavirus-variant-27310Citizen Lab has proof Polish opposition senator hacked with spywarehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/citizen-lab-has-proof-polish-opposition-senator-hacked-with-spyware-27307<p>An expert from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, which researches digital surveillance, has said there is evidence that a Polish opposition senator was "under extensive monitoring."</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 16:59:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/my3xunp7v5ciy7tvprk2ne.jpegOne of the first witnesses was John Scott-Railton, senior researcher at the Citizen Lab Research Laboratory, a specialist IT department at the University of Toronto, which confirmed in late December that the Pegasus software had been used to hack the mobile phones of some members of Poland's opposition.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/citizen-lab-has-proof-polish-opposition-senator-hacked-with-spyware-27307Polish project for ESA concludedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-project-for-esa-concluded-27305<p>A Polish company has completed work on cloud-based solutions for space weather prediction for the European Space Agency (ESA).</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 16:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/h9umgymsybitbx3ormerzj.jpeg"Creotech Instruments, in cooperation with its partners, has concluded a project, which is of key significance for solar weather forecasting, that, in turn, is important in the face of problems with satellite and radio communication," according to Creotech CEO Grzegorz Brona. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-project-for-esa-concluded-27305Faces of Evil: Hitler’s death camp women revealed in new online projecthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/faces-of-evil-hitlers-death-camp-women-revealed-in-new-online-project-27301<p>The SS women guards who decided over the life and death of female prisoners at Auschwitz are the subject of a new online lesson focusing on the perpetrators of the German extermination camp.</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 15:31:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/urzybzii07fsupro6n8rn8.jpegEntitled ‘Women working for the SS’ the project tells the shocking story of how the women were able to take part in the largest recorded mass murder in history during the day and then return home, relax and have fun with SS men after work.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/faces-of-evil-hitlers-death-camp-women-revealed-in-new-online-project-27301December core inflation rate at 5.3 pct - central bankhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/december-core-inflation-rate-at-53-pct---central-bank-27299<p>Poland's core inflation, excluding the prices of food and energy, measured 5.3 percent year on year in December 2021, up from 4.7 percent in November, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) said on Monday.</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 14:58:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uvcl18q8eamwkc7sfhzdj.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/december-core-inflation-rate-at-53-pct---central-bank-27299Łódź’s glitzy makeover continues full ‘dream’ ahead with raft of new regeneration projectshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lodzs-glitzy-makeover-continues-full-dream-ahead-with-raft-of-new-regeneration-projects-27297<p><span lang="en-US">Once a bi-word for urban degradation, the regeneration of Łódź shows no sign of slowing with 2022 promising to be a particularly important year in the city’s renewal.</span></p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 13:41:00 +0100BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6e6llqstn7p8c2mlymaade.pngAccording to City Hall, the value of ongoing public renovations currently tops PLN 425.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lodzs-glitzy-makeover-continues-full-dream-ahead-with-raft-of-new-regeneration-projects-27297Transshipments up 9 pct in Polish seaportshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/transshipments-up-9-pct-in-polish-seaports-27295<p>In 2021, Polish seaports handled 113.1 million tonnes of cargo in transshipments, 9 percent more than in the preceding year, a government minister said on Monday.</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 13:21:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTransshipments up 9 pct in Polish seaportshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/transshipments-up-9-pct-in-polish-seaports-27295Polish inflation between 6.1-8.4 percent in 2022 - economistshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-inflation-between-61-84-percent-in-2022---economists-27293<p>Inflation in Poland will fall between 6.1 and 8.4 percent this year and 3.4 and 5.6 percent in 2023, economists interviewed by Polands central bank (NBP) have estimated.</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 12:54:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/35y90n54zlru081jfptauj.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-inflation-between-61-84-percent-in-2022---economists-27293Covid-19 rise in Poland's eastern provinces signals next wavehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/covid-19-rise-in-polands-eastern-provinces-signals-next-wave-27291<p>Poland may be on the brink of the fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic as the country's eastern provinces are seeing a big increase in infections, the health ministry spokesperson has said.</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 12:48:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4qwud586d95gdeqtnux06p.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/covid-19-rise-in-polands-eastern-provinces-signals-next-wave-27291Polish anti-monopoly watchdog fines Santander for consumer loanshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-anti-monopoly-watchdog-fines-santander-for-consumer-loans-27289<p>Santander Consumer Bank has been fined PLN 44 million (EUR 9.7 million) by the Polish anti-monopoly office (UOKiK) for including hidden costs in consumer loans and for misleading customers.&nbsp;</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 12:41:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/m7uaei1kee186thzgvxl1.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-anti-monopoly-watchdog-fines-santander-for-consumer-loans-27289No classified data in army info leak, security head sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-classified-data-in-army-info-leak-security-head-says-27287<p>The leak of Polish military data was unfortunate, but did not contain any classified information about the combat readiness of the Polish Armed Forces, a senior security official said on Monday.</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 12:26:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ra270dmye3icewo8jyrfli.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-classified-data-in-army-info-leak-security-head-says-27287Poland reports 10,445 new coronavirus cases on Monday, four deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-10445-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-four-deaths-27286<p>Poland recorded 10,445 new confirmed coronavirus cases and four deaths over the past 24 hours to Monday morning, against 14,667 cases reported on Sunday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 12:23:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/o6jp2xfq198s98rw82fb6a.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-10445-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-four-deaths-27286Poland records foreign trade surplus after November - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-foreign-trade-surplus-after-november---stats-office-27284<p>Poland's foreign trade surplus totalled EUR 1.0 billion at the end of November, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Monday.</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 10:26:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rezst9on07npa4lty6p91.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-foreign-trade-surplus-after-november---stats-office-27284Three people attacked by man with machete in Polish cityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-people-attacked-by-man-with-machete-in-polish-city-27282<p>A 21-year-old man was arrested by police after a machete attack on three people in the north-central Polish city of Torun, on Monday morning.</p>Mon, 17 Jan 2022 09:43:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nrbbobkuod9b7s9tkuftwb.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/three-people-attacked-by-man-with-machete-in-polish-city-27282Polish president says Pegasus use should be verifiedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-says-pegasus-use-should-be-verified-27281<p>If concerns over the alleged use of the ultra-invasive spyware system Pegasus by Polish government agencies are confirmed, they should be clarified in an open manner, President Andrzej Duda has said.</p>Sun, 16 Jan 2022 16:20:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish president says Pegasus use should be verifiedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-says-pegasus-use-should-be-verified-27281Poland reports 14,667 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, 35 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-14667-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-35-deaths-27279<p>Poland recorded 14,667 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 35 deaths over the past 24 hours to Sunday morning, against 16,896 cases reported on Saturday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sun, 16 Jan 2022 10:47:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/mhuy2ceyrqn4yisn0ujlqj.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-14667-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-35-deaths-27279Opposition caucus head says gov't has no Covid strategyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-caucus-head-says-govt-has-no-covid-strategy-27277<p>The head of the Civic Coalition (KO) caucus, the biggest opposition grouping in parliament, has accused the government of a lack of strategy in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.</p>Sat, 15 Jan 2022 14:56:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/20g7syyuzqd3y1u4ip5y9o.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-caucus-head-says-govt-has-no-covid-strategy-27277Poland's opposition, trade unionists call for round table on energyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-opposition-trade-unionists-call-for-round-table-on-energy-27276<p>Politicians from the main opposition bloc Civic Coalition (KO) and members of the major trade union Solidarity have urged for round table talks on Poland's energy future.</p>Sat, 15 Jan 2022 14:02:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ur95zu32zq4yfugbv9f9g.jpegKO caucus leader, Borys Budka, on Saturday, told a press conference in Jaworzno, southern Poland, that high energy prices were a result of the incompetency of the Law and Justice (PiS) government and those people responsible for managing the energy sector. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-opposition-trade-unionists-call-for-round-table-on-energy-27276Threat of Russia's invasion of Ukraine is 'serious' says Polish dep FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/threat-of-russias-invasion-of-ukraine-is-serious-says-polish-dep-fm-27275<p>A Polish deputy foreign minister has said that the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine must be taken seriously.</p>Sat, 15 Jan 2022 11:48:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/l4pgudh8kggeukop51f6p.jpegAccording to Przydacz, the main goal of the Brest meeting as well as the earlier ones, which focused on the situation in Ukraine and in which Poland had also taken part, was to conduct dialogue with Russia.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/threat-of-russias-invasion-of-ukraine-is-serious-says-polish-dep-fm-27275Poland reports 16,896 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 429 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-16896-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-429-deaths-27273<p>Poland recorded 16,896 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 429 deaths over the past 24 hours to Saturday morning, against 16,047 cases reported on Friday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sat, 15 Jan 2022 10:48:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dha9jlaj2ecz8lt8cv699.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-16896-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-429-deaths-27273Russia's Gazprom seeks arbitration against Poland's PGNiG over gas priceshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/russias-gazprom-seeks-arbitration-against-polands-pgnig-over-gas-prices-27272<p>Poland's main gas retailer, state-owned PGNiG, said on Friday that Gazprom was seeking international arbitration against PGNiG for a contract price revision.</p>Sat, 15 Jan 2022 10:34:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/p60wggny1gf38zsv4xnd5u.jpegPaweł Majewski, PGNiG CEO, said that Gazprom's demand to increase the contract price was "groundless".https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/russias-gazprom-seeks-arbitration-against-polands-pgnig-over-gas-prices-27272Ruling coalition still leads in latest poll but support dropshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-coalition-still-leads-in-latest-poll-but-support-drops-27270<p>Poland's governing United Right coalition would place first if elections were held now but its support has recently shrunk, the latest Pollster survey for the Super Express tabloid shows.</p>Sat, 15 Jan 2022 10:09:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/gv9cbizhpfii17134t9tf9.jpeg"The worse result achieved by PiS has likely been caused by the Polish New Deal (a major government economic reform and investment package - PAP)," professor Rafał Chwedoruk was quoted as saying.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-coalition-still-leads-in-latest-poll-but-support-drops-27270Majority of Medical Council quit over Covid-19 policyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/majority-of-medical-council-quit-over-covid-19-policy-27269<p>Thirteen out of the 17 members of the Medical Council, the body which advises the government on the pandemic, have quit owing to the "lack of impact of its recommendations on real actions."</p>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 18:10:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgMajority of Medical Council quit over Covid-19 policyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/majority-of-medical-council-quit-over-covid-19-policy-27269Gas giant announces 25 pct price cut for corporate sectorhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gas-giant-announces-25-pct-price-cut-for-corporate-sector-27267<p>Poland's main gas retailer PGNiG has announced a 25-percent gas price cut for corporations through February.</p>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 16:43:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9ithk74tpirk67avm8ph.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/gas-giant-announces-25-pct-price-cut-for-corporate-sector-27267MPs call for dismissal of defence minister over data leakhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mps-call-for-dismissal-of-defence-minister-over-data-leak-27265<p>A group of Polish MPs have called for the dismissal of Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak after military data was leaked on the internet.</p>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 16:17:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6h67mkms96k4kvg4ky4bxa.jpeg"The occurrence of a leak of this type of information is compromising for the Polish security services and the Polish Army, and generally for the Polish state," Rozenek said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mps-call-for-dismissal-of-defence-minister-over-data-leak-27265Polish govt opposes deletion of far-right party's Facebook profilehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-govt-opposes-deletion-of-far-right-partys-facebook-profile-27263<p>Poland will continue to protect freedom of speech in the country and in the whole of Europe and informed Facebook that it does not agree with the company’s decision, a government digital affairs official has said.</p>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 15:50:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/947smg2t8sgzux3f4ho6tg.jpegCieszyński said that platforms like Facebook are an essential part of social and political life in Europe. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-govt-opposes-deletion-of-far-right-partys-facebook-profile-27263Most experts from advisory body to gov't on Covid resignhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-experts-from-advisory-body-to-govt-on-covid-resign-27261<p>Thirteen of the seventeen members of the Medical Council have resigned from advising the Polish government on the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the council's statement sent to PAP.</p>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 15:05:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/32m6vn38m5dugsp4gkc7je.jpegProfessor Andrzej Horban, the prime minister's chief Covid-19 advisor, was not among the members of the council to have signed the statement.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/most-experts-from-advisory-body-to-govt-on-covid-resign-27261Polish army database leaked to internet, website reportshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-army-database-leaked-to-internet-website-reports-27259<p>A comprehensive list containing over 1.7 million items of equipment and supplies used or requested by the Polish armed forces has been leaked to the internet, the <a href="http://onet.pl/" target="_blank">Onet.pl</a> website has reported.</p>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:15:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fv35ztjklmtgn7r8230569.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-army-database-leaked-to-internet-website-reports-27259Polish inflation to reach its peak of 8.8 percent in January – analystshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-inflation-to-reach-its-peak-of-88-percent-in-january--analysts-27258<p>The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Poland will reach 8.8 percent in January, as inflation should start to decrease in February, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE), government think-tank, has forecast.</p>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:11:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish inflation to reach its peak of 8.8 percent in January – analystshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-inflation-to-reach-its-peak-of-88-percent-in-january--analysts-27258Poignant footage showing life of Jewish community just before start of WWII is turned into full-length documentaryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poignant-footage-showing-life-of-jewish-community-just-before-start-of-wwii-is-turned-into-full-length-documentary-27256<p><span lang="EN-US">A three-minute colour film showing the vibrant life of a Jewish community less than a year before WWII broke out has been 'stretched' into a full-length documentary.</span></p>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 13:58:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x1vel6daayrish0pdd50bl.pngOriginally a travel souvenir, the three-minute film taken by the American David Kurtz in 1938 is one of the only moving picture records of a typical Jewish town in Poland on the brink of catastrophe. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poignant-footage-showing-life-of-jewish-community-just-before-start-of-wwii-is-turned-into-full-length-documentary-27256Kraków man looking to become first person in history to walk up every street in historic cityhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-man-looking-to-become-first-person-in-history-to-walk-up-every-street-in-historic-city-27254<p><span lang="EN-US">A Kraków man has set himself the unusual challenge of becoming the first person to walk the length of every street in his home city.</span></p>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 12:19:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9luhikj330kkolr5smmp4l.jpegKraków has around 3,000 streets, avenues, squares, parks, housing estate roads, gardens, roundabouts, bridges, footbridges, flyovers, boulevards, plantations, road junctions and cemetery paths.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-man-looking-to-become-first-person-in-history-to-walk-up-every-street-in-historic-city-27254No strike action after miners' wage demands are methttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-strike-action-after-miners-wage-demands-are-met-27252<p>Trade unions from the Polish Mining Group (PGG), Europe's biggest hard coal producer, reached agreement in a wage dispute with PGG management on Friday and suspended the announced strike action.</p>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 12:11:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ot40vx64ce0g66guo8qdp9.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-strike-action-after-miners-wage-demands-are-met-27252Poland has room for slower tightening of fiscal policyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-has-room-for-slower-tightening-of-fiscal-policy-27250<p>Poland could still maintain its fiscal course with government support measures, unlike in other emerging economies, according to a report by Euler Hermes, a credit insurance company.</p>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 12:04:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland has room for slower tightening of fiscal policyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-has-room-for-slower-tightening-of-fiscal-policy-27250Poland reports 16,047 new coronavirus cases on Friday, 423 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-16047-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-423-deaths-27249<p>Poland recorded 16,047 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 423 deaths over the past 24 hours to Friday morning, against 16,878 cases reported on Thursday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 12:02:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pg9ukgo02wb9j2hrm5fc4e.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-16047-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-423-deaths-27249Poland's CPI up 8.6 pct y/y in December - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-up-86-pct-yy-in-december---stats-office-27248<p>Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 8.6 percent year on year and by 0.9 percent month on month in December 2021, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 10:27:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/32jmotn527c6zprkc5tavs.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-up-86-pct-yy-in-december---stats-office-27248MEPs to look into Poland's phone hackinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/meps-to-look-into-polands-phone-hacking-27246<p>A group of members of the European Parliament will come to Poland to investigate alleged surveillance against people linked with the country's opposition.</p>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 09:51:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/aorid1xbsifxdui13vbr6i.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/meps-to-look-into-polands-phone-hacking-27246Lower house adopts amendment to education lawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lower-house-adopts-amendment-to-education-law-27245<p>The lower house of the Polish parliament has passed an amendment to the education law despite opposition fears that it will give regional education supervisors too much control.</p>Thu, 13 Jan 2022 20:17:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgLower house adopts amendment to education lawhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/lower-house-adopts-amendment-to-education-law-27245Sejm removes VAT on food, gas, energyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sejm-removes-vat-on-food-gas-energy-27244<p>The Sejm, the lower of house of parliament, on Thursday passed a law temporarily scrapping VAT on food, gas and energy under a government scheme designed to shield Poles from the effects of rising inflation.</p>Thu, 13 Jan 2022 20:15:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSejm removes VAT on food, gas, energyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sejm-removes-vat-on-food-gas-energy-27244Senate asks interior min for explanation after wife of senator has phone hackedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/senate-asks-interior-min-for-explanation-after-wife-of-senator-has-phone-hacked-27242<p>The head of the Senate, Poland’s upper house of parliament, has asked the interior minister to explain the circumstances that led to the phone of a senator’s wife being hacked so it could send bomb threats.</p>Thu, 13 Jan 2022 20:10:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSenate asks interior min for explanation after wife of senator has phone hackedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/senate-asks-interior-min-for-explanation-after-wife-of-senator-has-phone-hacked-27242Ruling party scorns European Commission's demands for payment of fineshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-scorns-european-commissions-demands-for-payment-of-fines-27241<p>A spokesperson for Poland's ruling party, the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, has described demands by the European Commission (EC) that Poland pays fines levied on it for failing to shut down a lignite mine as "groundless and unfair".</p>Thu, 13 Jan 2022 20:09:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRuling party scorns European Commission's demands for payment of fineshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-scorns-european-commissions-demands-for-payment-of-fines-27241Polish miners vote to strikehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-miners-vote-to-strike-27239<p>Miners working for the Polish Mining Group (PGG), Europe's biggest hard coal producer, have voted to strike in a company-wide referendum after talks with management and officials from the state-assets ministry failed to end a wage dispute.</p><article><p><br></p></article>Thu, 13 Jan 2022 17:38:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/92tej08yz2z2qsokllr7d.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-miners-vote-to-strike-27239No infection rise in schools, minister reportshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-infection-rise-in-schools-minister-reports-27237<p>The first few days of regular schooling have not led to an increase in Covid in schools, Poland's health minister said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 13 Jan 2022 17:28:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/81moifsiurgerz00vksi8.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-infection-rise-in-schools-minister-reports-27237‘The Bookworm Cabin is more than a ‘stay’. It’s an experience!’ TFN’s Alex Webber finds ‘unexpected magic’ in woodland retreathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-bookworm-cabin-is-more-than-a-stay-its-an-experience-tfns-alex-webber-finds-unexpected-magic-in-book-reading-retreat-27234<p><span lang="EN-US">Last time round, you may recall, I mentioned in this column that I was going away. Well I did, and I’m back – as in literally five minutes ago.</span></p>Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:33:00 +0100LifeWebber's WorldRegionsLifestylehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9wuk4re9av7nfa7zvduar.jpegAccepting its first guests in 2019, the Bookworm Cabin went globally viral when it was first unveiled by its owners, the entrepreneur Bartek Kraciuk and his wife, architect Marta Puchalska-Kraciuk.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/the-bookworm-cabin-is-more-than-a-stay-its-an-experience-tfns-alex-webber-finds-unexpected-magic-in-book-reading-retreat-27234EC reports Poland has not paid fines imposed on Turow minehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-reports-poland-has-not-paid-fines-imposed-on-turow-mine-27232<p>The European Commission has said that two summons to pay fines imposed on the Turow lignite mine had been sent to Poland and that no money had yet been received by the EC.</p>Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:07:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEC reports Poland has not paid fines imposed on Turow minehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-reports-poland-has-not-paid-fines-imposed-on-turow-mine-27232Polish OSCE chairman says Ukraine will be his first foreign triphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-osce-chairman-says-ukraine-will-be-his-first-foreign-trip-27231<p>The Polish foreign minister, who officially took up the role as the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Vienna on Thursday, has said that he will set off on his first foreign visit to Ukraine to review the situation in the eastern part of the country.</p>Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:44:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish OSCE chairman says Ukraine will be his first foreign triphttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-osce-chairman-says-ukraine-will-be-his-first-foreign-trip-27231Polish scientists identify gene responsible for serious Covid caseshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-scientists-identify-gene-responsible-for-serious-covid-cases-27228<p>Researchers at the Medical University in Białystok, northeastern Poland, have identified a gene responsible for serious cases of Covid-19 infection, the health minister announced on Thursday.</p>Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:22:00 +0100News & PoliticsSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/twkz70rqsi9k7y0zk282l.jpegProfessor Marcin Moniuszko, who headed the research project, said the research would enable a fairly simple test to be developed that would identify patients at high risk of serious coronavirus infection.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-scientists-identify-gene-responsible-for-serious-covid-cases-27228Poland outlines its OSCE chairmanship goalshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-outlines-its-osce-chairmanship-goals-27227<p>Poland's foreign minister said that the risk of war in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe area was nearer than it has been in 30 years.</p>Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:37:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5c78h0n9jbm9r9hkkveglv.jpegZbigniew Rau, addressing envoys from the 57 members of the OSCE, said in Vienna, on Thursday, that Poland's 2022 chairmanship of would focus on supporting conflict resolution and conflict-affected populations.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-outlines-its-osce-chairmanship-goals-27227Poland records general government deficit after three quarters of 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-general-government-deficit-after-three-quarters-of-2021-27226<p>After nine months of 2021, central and local governments in Poland recorded a deficit of PLN 3.1 billion (EUR 684 million), the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Thursday.</p>Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:56:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/e0qxh2r8jqggwob6916fgw.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-records-general-government-deficit-after-three-quarters-of-2021-27226Poland reports 16,878 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, 481 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-16878-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-481-deaths-27224<p>Poland recorded 16,878 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 481 deaths over the past 24 hours to Thursday morning, against 16,173 cases reported on Wednesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:39:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8boh1x4cvxkdzf5kewxav4.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-16878-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-481-deaths-27224Level of Poland's gas stocks high - deputy minhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/level-of-polands-gas-stocks-high---deputy-min-27222<p>Polish gas storage facilities are 83-percent full, which makes the country fare very well in this respect against other European countries, a deputy assets minister has said.</p>Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:30:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgLevel of Poland's gas stocks high - deputy minhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/level-of-polands-gas-stocks-high---deputy-min-27222US official denies reports of troop pull-out planshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-official-denies-reports-of-troop-pull-out-plans-27221<p>The charge d'affaires at Warsaw's US embassy, has told the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily there is no discussion of withdrawing US forces from Poland.</p>Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:14:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgUS official denies reports of troop pull-out planshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-official-denies-reports-of-troop-pull-out-plans-27221Poland updates EU countries on current situation at Belarusian borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-updates-eu-countries-on-current-situation-at-belarusian-border-27219<p>On Wednesday, the Permanent Representative of Poland to the EU, Andrzej Sados, reported on the current migrant situation at the Polish-Belarusian border to the ambassadors of the EU.</p>Wed, 12 Jan 2022 20:43:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland updates EU countries on current situation at Belarusian borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-updates-eu-countries-on-current-situation-at-belarusian-border-27219History expert solves mystery surrounding ship made of CONCRETE following decades of speculationhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/history-expert-solves-mystery-surrounding-ship-made-of-concrete-following-decades-of-speculation-27216<p>The remains of one of the few concrete ships to survive WWII has come under scrutiny after a local history expert said that the boat has been wrongly identified for the last few decades.</p>Wed, 12 Jan 2022 20:37:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/hjowk7gj0npjop3bsn3qqe.jpegRegarded as one of the greatest curiosities of North-Western Poland, leading authority in the field Jan Iwańczuk says he has now found the answer to what the 90-metre WWII vessel was used for. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/history-expert-solves-mystery-surrounding-ship-made-of-concrete-following-decades-of-speculation-27216Poland's Orlen praises merger, new Saudi and Hungarian partnershttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-orlen-praises-merger-new-saudi-and-hungarian-partners-27214<p>The acquisition of the Polish petroleum company Lotos by its bigger peer PKN Orlen, with some of Lotos assets having been sold to Saudi and Hungarian partners, will offer a wide range of benefits, the Orlen CEO has said.</p>Wed, 12 Jan 2022 20:14:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6usln6hbtfe66amo0sfzno.jpegAccording to Obajtek, the contract with Saudi Aramco is an opportunity to ensure a stable source of quality oil supply for Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-orlen-praises-merger-new-saudi-and-hungarian-partners-27214Nato spoke with one voice at meeting with Russia - Polish dep FMhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-spoke-with-one-voice-at-meeting-with-russia---polish-dep-fm-27212<p>Nato showed a coherent stance during its Wednesday talks with Russia, calling on Moscow to immediately de-escalate the situation on the Ukrainian border, Polish deputy foreign minister has said.</p>Wed, 12 Jan 2022 17:19:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/spt23kft7foxfp15w7xh6.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/nato-spoke-with-one-voice-at-meeting-with-russia---polish-dep-fm-27212Talks collapse in Polish miners' wage disputehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/talks-collapse-in-polish-miners-wage-dispute-27210<p>Trade unions from the Polish Mining Group (PGG), Europe's biggest hard coal producer, have failed to reach agreement with PGG management on Wednesday, planned protests by miners are set to continue.</p>Wed, 12 Jan 2022 17:14:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgTalks collapse in Polish miners' wage disputehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/talks-collapse-in-polish-miners-wage-dispute-27210Bookworm heaven: Automatic 24hr book dispensers set to become 2022’s newest trendhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bookworm-heaven-automatic-24hr-book-dispensers-set-to-become-2022s-newest-trend-27205<p>Easily mistaken for the parcel lockers that have become such an endemic feature of Poland’s towns and cities, automatic book dispensers have taken the country by storm and look set to become one of the dominant urban trends of 2022.</p>Wed, 12 Jan 2022 12:53:00 +0100Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/nck4438060n6ib7xrla7bc.jpegFirst appearing in Łódź’s Manufaktura complex in the summer of 2020, the idea has since taken off rapidly with an increasing number of cities getting in on the act.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bookworm-heaven-automatic-24hr-book-dispensers-set-to-become-2022s-newest-trend-27205Saudi Aramco to buy stake in Polish refineryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/saudi-aramco-to-buy-stake-in-polish-refinery-27203<p>Saudi Aramco, a Saudi Arabian oil company, will buy a stake in the refining subsidiary of Polish oil company Lotos, while the MOL Group, a Hungarian oil and gas company, is to purchase its 417 petrol stations, according to a report released by Polish fuel company PKN Orlen.</p>Wed, 12 Jan 2022 12:04:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/dy6ybre3hali1phvbnx5sg.jpegPKN Orlen said on Wednesday that, according to the preliminary agreement, Saudi Aramco is expected to pay around PLN 1.1 billion (EUR 243 million) for its stake in the Lotos Asfalt company.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/saudi-aramco-to-buy-stake-in-polish-refinery-27203Poland reports 16,173 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 684 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-16173-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-684-deaths-27202<p>Poland recorded 16,173 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 684 deaths over the past 24 hours to Wednesday morning, against 11,406 cases reported on Tuesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Wed, 12 Jan 2022 10:47:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9yiif3by1ot3fm9svfowp4.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-16173-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-684-deaths-27202Inflation shield tax cuts could be prolonged, official sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inflation-shield-tax-cuts-could-be-prolonged-official-says-27200<p>Tax cuts included in a government programme designed to reduce the harm caused by rising inflation could be extended beyond the planned six months, the Polish government's spokesperson said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 12 Jan 2022 10:15:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sbhjnuzcnnfcgwp2bac4s.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/inflation-shield-tax-cuts-could-be-prolonged-official-says-27200FM warns Nord Stream 2 a tool for Russiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fm-warns-nord-stream-2-a-tool-for-russia-27199<p>Poland's foreign minister has said the Nord Stream 2 Russia-Germany gas pipeline project is a tool to "export Russian business culture" and that Poland understands Russia better than its western partners.</p>Wed, 12 Jan 2022 09:11:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rg4jhct62x170xdi3rchz.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fm-warns-nord-stream-2-a-tool-for-russia-27199New shield to temporarily lower inflation, says central bank dep headhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-shield-to-temporarily-lower-inflation-says-central-bank-dep-head-27198<p>A second anti-inflation shield, presented by the government on Tuesday, will temporarily lower inflation by up to 3.4 percentage points, according to a central bank deputy governor.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 19:46:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6x2d7bxrvdwk4vey3qw6e9.jpegReferring to the condition of the Polish economy, Kightley said that investments grew significantly in the two last quarters of 2021. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-shield-to-temporarily-lower-inflation-says-central-bank-dep-head-27198Polish court overrules Facebook on foreign language complaintshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-court-overrules-facebook-on-foreign-language-complaints-27197<p>A Polish court has told social media giant Facebook that it has no legal standing to ignore complaints made in a foreign language.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 18:59:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/w4nfljmyr6bneufyio9xoj.jpegFollowing the verdict, and accusing Facebook of endangering freedom of speech, Czabański told PAP: "It is a breakthrough verdict. Until now, Facebook behaved in Poland as if it were a king of a country it has colonised.”https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-court-overrules-facebook-on-foreign-language-complaints-27197Amazon opens its third development centre in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/amazon-opens-its-third-development-centre-in-poland-27196<p>Amazon, an American multinational technology company, opened a new development centre in Kraków, southern Poland, on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 18:38:00 +0100Businesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/qze55wsiabv5edekvh93a.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/amazon-opens-its-third-development-centre-in-poland-27196Opposition leader says gov't responsible for high priceshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-leader-says-govt-responsible-for-high-prices-27194<p>Donald Tusk, the leader of Poland’s main opposition party, has sharply criticised the government and has blamed it for increased inflation.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 17:04:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/2x4x0yvn833rv6vrwd8frb.jpeg"Holding power does not mean high, unrestricted salaries and gigantic funds, that are spent on offices," Tusk said, referring to those who are ruling Poland, adding it also meant responsibility for what was going on in Poland.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-leader-says-govt-responsible-for-high-prices-27194Polish gov't launches second anti-inflation packagehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-govt-launches-second-anti-inflation-package-27192<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, on Tuesday announced the introduction of a second anti-inflation shield which is a package of tax cuts that are aimed to trim consumer price inflation by up to 1.5 percentage points.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 16:53:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9fipc0oi1vjsmdmuqvs4d.jpegAll the VAT reductions are likely to cost the Polish budget PLN 15 billion-20 billion (EUR 3.3billion-4.4 billion), according to Morawiecki. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-govt-launches-second-anti-inflation-package-27192World Bank expects Poland's GDP to grow quickly in 2022https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/world-bank-expects-polands-gdp-to-grow-quickly-in-2022-27190<p>The Polish economy will expand by 4.7 percent in 2022, the World Bank stated on Tuesday, keeping its previous growth forecast unchanged.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 16:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgWorld Bank expects Poland's GDP to grow quickly in 2022https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/world-bank-expects-polands-gdp-to-grow-quickly-in-2022-27190Opposition lawmaker blames gov't for high Covid death tollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-lawmaker-blames-govt-for-high-covid-death-toll-27189<p>A leading member of the main opposition Civic Coalition bloc has accusing the Polish government of being responsible for many of Poland’s Covid deaths.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 15:05:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/pjv5dkfcdfkdir1us86i8b.jpegBorys Budka’s accusation came as Poland passed the milestone of 100,000 Covid-related deaths on Tuesday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/opposition-lawmaker-blames-govt-for-high-covid-death-toll-27189EC confirms receiving Polish reply on judicial reformshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-confirms-receiving-polish-reply-on-judicial-reforms-27187<p>The European Commission (EC) has confirmed it has received a letter from the Polish government on the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court and will react "swiftly" to it, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:49:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgEC confirms receiving Polish reply on judicial reformshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ec-confirms-receiving-polish-reply-on-judicial-reforms-27187Polish government to freeze gas prices for households and hospitalshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-government-to-freeze-gas-prices-for-households-and-hospitals-27185<p>Gas bills for households and some public entities such as hospitals will not increase this year, under new legislation aimed at protecting some vulnerable consumers from soaring gas prices.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:41:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish government to freeze gas prices for households and hospitalshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-government-to-freeze-gas-prices-for-households-and-hospitals-27185Polish users data worth over EUR 1.3 bln to global tech companieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-users-data-worth-over-eur-13-bln-to-global-tech-companies-27183<p>Data accumulated by Polish internet users were worth over PLN 6 billion (EUR 1.3 billion) to Google and Facebook in 2020, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) has estimated.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:37:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish users data worth over EUR 1.3 bln to global tech companieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-users-data-worth-over-eur-13-bln-to-global-tech-companies-27183Alpine legend Krzysztof Wielicki takes readers 'inside the mind of solo mountaineering' in new tell-all biographyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/alpine-legend-krzysztof-wielicki-takes-readers-inside-the-mind-of-solo-mountaineering-in-new-tell-all-biography-27180<p>A new book by mountaineering legend Krzystof Wielicki will for the first time give an insight into the acclaimed climber’s solo experiences of scaling some of the world’s tallest and toughest mountains.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 13:52:00 +0100Lifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wvgx0ueighihm6lrzn35un.jpegAn icon of global mountaineering, Krzysztof Wielicki’s outstanding career includes being the first man in the world (alongside Leszek Cichy) to reach the peak of Mount Everest in winter and being only the fifth man in the world to reach the summit of all 14 eight-thousanders (mountains over 8000 metres).https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/alpine-legend-krzysztof-wielicki-takes-readers-inside-the-mind-of-solo-mountaineering-in-new-tell-all-biography-27180FM expresses sorrow over EP president's deathhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fm-expresses-sorrow-over-ep-presidents-death-27178<p>Poland's foreign minister on Tuesday expressed his sorrow over the death of European Parliament (EP) President David Sassoli, who died on Monday night aged 65.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 11:08:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/b0dt6hfip1uibz929x475.jpegHe was elected to the EP chair on July 3 2019. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fm-expresses-sorrow-over-ep-presidents-death-27178Last year saw new record for Polish Investment Zonehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/last-year-saw-new-record-for-polish-investment-zone-27177<p>The year 2021 saw record-high investments in the Polish Investment Zone covering Poland's entire territory, a deputy development and technology minister has told PAP.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 11:06:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/3msd9d2rq4c0otp345a2lz.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/last-year-saw-new-record-for-polish-investment-zone-27177Poland reports 11,406 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 493 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-11406-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-493-deaths-27176<p>Poland recorded 11,406 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 493 deaths over the past 24 hours to Tuesday morning, against 7,785 cases reported on Monday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 10:42:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jz42zmxfpaf8nz31o8uxiv.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-11406-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-493-deaths-27176Infections on the rise, minister warnshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/infections-on-the-rise-minister-warns-27175<p>Covid-19 infections will rise steadily in the coming weeks although increases should remain small owing to the still weak presence of the Omicron variant in Poland, the health minister said on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 10:27:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/12r14jeut6rggavlgjrwisc.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/infections-on-the-rise-minister-warns-27175Body of tourist found in Polish Tatrashttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/body-of-tourist-found-in-polish-tatras-27173<p>Rescuers in Poland’s Tatra Mountains have found a body, believed to be that of a tourist who went missing on Saturday.</p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 10:22:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/09i8oqu3xnowzkwl02jtn.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/body-of-tourist-found-in-polish-tatras-27173Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a Jetson ONE! Europe’s first ‘passenger drone’ takes to the skieshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/is-it-a-bird-is-it-a-plane-no-its-a-jetson-one-europes-first-passenger-drone-takes-to-the-skies-27156<p><span lang="en-US">A Polish-Swedish company has become the first in Europe and one of the first in the world to create and produce a commercially available passenger drone that can be bought and flown by anyone.</span></p>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 09:26:00 +0100BusinessScienceLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/en929k7y5qgf3ilcr040b.pngThe futuristic machine, which resembles a one-person flying chair and is made from aluminium and carbon fibre, is powered by eight electric motors and can reach a top speed of 63 mph or 102 km/h with a maximum flight time of 20 minutes.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/is-it-a-bird-is-it-a-plane-no-its-a-jetson-one-europes-first-passenger-drone-takes-to-the-skies-27156Polish senators seek to look into spyware hacking allegationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-senators-seek-to-look-into-spyware-hacking-allegations-27171<p>Several senators have submitted to the upper house a motion to appoint a special committee to investigate the alleged use of Israeli spyware Pegasus for surveillance of opposition figures in Poland.</p>Mon, 10 Jan 2022 19:55:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wf8tp0qom0ecjocqpzuxso.jpegSenator Marcin Bosacki from KO, one of the motion's signatories, told PAP that the upper house will likely discuss the motion on Tuesday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-senators-seek-to-look-into-spyware-hacking-allegations-27171Polish prosecution to launch inquiry into death of climbers in Slovakiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-prosecution-to-launch-inquiry-into-death-of-climbers-in-slovakia-27169<p>A district prosecutor's office in Krakow, southern Poland, will launch an investigation into the tragic deaths of three Poles in the Slovak Tatra mountains, according to <a href="http://polskieradio24.pl" target="_blank">polskieradio24.pl</a>.</p>Mon, 10 Jan 2022 18:54:00 +0100News & PoliticsLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish prosecution to launch inquiry into death of climbers in Slovakiahttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-prosecution-to-launch-inquiry-into-death-of-climbers-in-slovakia-27169Poland's average annual CPI likely to start falling in H2https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-average-annual-cpi-likely-to-start-falling-in-h2-27167<p>Poland's average annual growth of prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) is expected to stand at around 7 percent in 2022, according to the head of the Polish Development Fund (PFR).</p>Mon, 10 Jan 2022 16:39:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/rlkawip90ttai9d6t7lro.jpeg"If we look at the average annual inflation in relation to 2021, it will increase (in 2022 - PAP). But I believe that, if we look at the CPI growth rate, we will see that it will start gradually going down from the second half of the year," Paweł Borys said during an online debate organised by the Onet website on Monday.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-average-annual-cpi-likely-to-start-falling-in-h2-27167Who was national anthem ‘father’ Jan Henryk Dąbrowski?https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/who-was-national-anthem-father-jan-henryk-dabrowski-27160<p>There is no other line from a song better known to Poles than the one that starts the chorus of the national anthem.</p>Mon, 10 Jan 2022 16:12:00 +0100Historyhttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5w2fo2x0gd80q00scev5xm.pngDąbrowski’s Polish legions fought throughout Europe and in the West Indies in a strategy of our enemy’s enemy is our friend.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/who-was-national-anthem-father-jan-henryk-dabrowski-27160Number of funerals soars in 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/number-of-funerals-soars-in-2021-27158<p>As many as 30,000 more funerals took place in Poland in 2021 compared to the previous year, the Polish Funeral Industry Chamber reported on Monday.</p>Mon, 10 Jan 2022 14:53:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6f1bnoer2m6v6c07adfwg.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/number-of-funerals-soars-in-2021-27158Poland's unemployment rate flat at 3.0 pct in November - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-flat-at-30-pct-in-november---eurostat-27154<p>Poland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 3.0 percent in November 2021, unchanged from October 2021, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported on Monday.</p>Mon, 10 Jan 2022 13:12:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's unemployment rate flat at 3.0 pct in November - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-unemployment-rate-flat-at-30-pct-in-november---eurostat-27154Poland managed to attract record high FDI in 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-managed-to-attract-record-high-fdi-in-2021-27152<p>Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Poland, which benefited from government incentives, hit a record high last year of about EUR 3.5 billion, according the Polish Investments and Trade Agency (PAIH).</p>Mon, 10 Jan 2022 13:05:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland managed to attract record high FDI in 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-managed-to-attract-record-high-fdi-in-2021-27152Built in just one day, this pretty Poznań prefab has become a darling of the design worldhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/built-in-just-one-day-this-pretty-poznan-prefab-has-become-a-darling-of-the-design-world-27150<p><span lang="en-US">Adapted from two cargo containers, a cabin outside of Poznań has found itself the subject of worldwide attention after being ‘discovered’ by the international design press.</span></p>Mon, 10 Jan 2022 12:54:00 +0100BusinessLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/55savz1ku4pfbna33m2t8s.jpegShowing stacks of books, a telescope for stargazing and a delicious-looking sofa occupied by a lazing dog, the living area has a soul-warming quality that’s given a further boost by windows that stare onto a balcony terrace festooned with blooming shrubbery.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/built-in-just-one-day-this-pretty-poznan-prefab-has-become-a-darling-of-the-design-world-27150Poland reports 7,785 new coronavirus cases on Monday, 19 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-7785-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-19-deaths-27148<p>Poland recorded 7,785 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 19 deaths over the past 24 hours to Monday morning, against 11,106 cases reported on Sunday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Mon, 10 Jan 2022 12:26:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4lrir7xtp58z0ba669d4dl.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-7785-new-coronavirus-cases-on-monday-19-deaths-27148Early elections a possibility says Kaczynskihttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/early-elections-a-possibility-says-kaczynski-27147<p>Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s governing Law and Justice party, has said he has not ruled out early elections.</p>Mon, 10 Jan 2022 10:01:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/uqpgsmb7tir1bie6ikeed6.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/early-elections-a-possibility-says-kaczynski-27147Plenipotentiary for contact with Jewish diaspora dismissedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/plenipotentiary-for-contact-with-jewish-diaspora-dismissed-27145<p>Poland’s foreign minister has sacked the government plenipotentiary for contacts with the Jewish diaspora following his criticism of the government in a press interview.</p>Mon, 10 Jan 2022 09:46:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPlenipotentiary for contact with Jewish diaspora dismissedhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/plenipotentiary-for-contact-with-jewish-diaspora-dismissed-27145FinMin sees Polish economy growing by 5.2-5.3 pct in 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/finmin-sees-polish-economy-growing-by-52-53-pct-in-2021-27143<p>The Polish economic growth rate reached about 5.2-5.3 percent last year, the finance minister has said.</p>Mon, 10 Jan 2022 09:15:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgFinMin sees Polish economy growing by 5.2-5.3 pct in 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/finmin-sees-polish-economy-growing-by-52-53-pct-in-2021-27143Polish skater wins gold at European speed skating championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-skater-wins-gold-at-european-speed-skating-championships-27141<p>Polish skater Piotr Michalski won gold at the ISU European Speed Skating Championships 2022 in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, on Sunday.</p>Sun, 09 Jan 2022 20:01:00 +0100News & PoliticsSporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/1ivs7kc89at9pxgwb4lwn.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-skater-wins-gold-at-european-speed-skating-championships-27141Bodies of three Polish climbers found in Slovak Tatrashttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bodies-of-three-polish-climbers-found-in-slovak-tatras-27139<p>The bodies of three Polish mountaineers have been located near the Gerlach peak in the Slovak part of the Tatra Mountains, Slovak rescue services reported on Sunday.</p>Sun, 09 Jan 2022 15:01:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/81cyzy3it9yapmzy4g6ntu.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/bodies-of-three-polish-climbers-found-in-slovak-tatras-27139Spotlight on Polish architecture in new permanent exhibitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/spotlight-on-polish-architecture-in-new-permanent-exhibition-27136<p><span lang="EN-GB">In this episode of The Debrief, we take a look at ‘Przekroje’, a new permanent exhibition in Kraków on the history of Polish architecture.</span></p>Sun, 09 Jan 2022 14:46:00 +0100Art & CultureLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/65pt4ho5v8ic5nkeijpeql.pnghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/spotlight-on-polish-architecture-in-new-permanent-exhibition-27136President holding up well under Covid, aide reportshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-holding-up-well-under-covid-aide-reports-27135<p>President Andrzej Duda, who has contracted Covid-19 for a second time, is showing only light symptoms of the disease and is feeling well, a presidential aide said on Sunday.</p>Sun, 09 Jan 2022 14:36:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/766wbdu1dyqqqh07lqjqp.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/president-holding-up-well-under-covid-aide-reports-27135Poland reports 11,106 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, 22 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-11106-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-22-deaths-27134<p>Poland recorded 11,106 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 22 deaths over the past 24 hours to Sunday morning, against 10,900 cases reported on Saturday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sun, 09 Jan 2022 11:04:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/6dlzfg9aa0vl7mfbxvfi7n.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-11106-new-coronavirus-cases-on-sunday-22-deaths-27134Ruling party leader denies end of Poland's governing coalitionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-leader-denies-end-of-polands-governing-coalition-27132<p>Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, has denied speculations about the end of the governing United Right coalition.</p>Sun, 09 Jan 2022 10:55:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x8s8f2oec7k2pimffpu7.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-leader-denies-end-of-polands-governing-coalition-27132Second suspect arrested over Polish man London stabbinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/second-suspect-arrested-over-polish-man-london-stabbing-27130<p>A 27-year-old man has been arrested over the fatal stabbing of a Polish man in London, the second arrest in the case, London's Metropolitan Police announced on Saturday.</p>Sat, 08 Jan 2022 17:44:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgSecond suspect arrested over Polish man London stabbinghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/second-suspect-arrested-over-polish-man-london-stabbing-27130Polish men take bronze at European speed skating championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-men-take-bronze-at-european-speed-skating-championships-27128<p>Poland's men's speed skating team won a bronze medal at the ISU European Speed Skating Championships 2022 in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, on Saturday, with the Dutch team triumphing followed by Norway.</p>Sat, 08 Jan 2022 17:39:00 +0100Sporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish men take bronze at European speed skating championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-men-take-bronze-at-european-speed-skating-championships-27128Poland reports 10,900 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 292 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-10900-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-292-deaths-27126<p>Poland recorded 10,900 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 292 deaths over the past 24 hours to Saturday morning, against 11,902 cases reported on Friday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Sat, 08 Jan 2022 11:04:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8592lyor2fwnnv2loahdg.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-10900-new-coronavirus-cases-on-saturday-292-deaths-27126Polish women take gold at European speed skating championshipshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-women-take-gold-at-european-speed-skating-championships-27124<p>Poland's women's speed skating team won a gold medal at the ISU European Speed Skating Championships 2022 in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, on Friday.</p>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 20:34:00 +0100News & PoliticsSporthttps://images.thefirstnews.com/16582az5i7ohprbnhcz37rq.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-women-take-gold-at-european-speed-skating-championships-27124US rep to OSCE in consultations with Poland over Russia-Ukraine crisishttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-rep-to-osce-in-consultations-with-poland-over-russia-ukraine-crisis-27123<p>Bix Aliu, the US embassy's charge d'affaires, has said he is pleased with consultations between the US ambassador to the OSCE, Michael Carpenter, and the Polish government as tensions rise at Ukraine's border with Russia.</p>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 19:06:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8t4nyaxab4d9htjvx0scwq.jpegAccording to Michael Carpenter, it is a decisive moment to look for ways to resolve the Russia-Ukraine crisis and the OSCE has an important part to play if Moscow chooses the path of dialogue. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/us-rep-to-osce-in-consultations-with-poland-over-russia-ukraine-crisis-27123British13-year-old boy charged with killing Polehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/british13-year-old-boy-charged-with-killing-pole-27121<p>A 13-year-old boy has been charged with stabbing a Pole to death in London, British police announced on Friday.</p>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 15:07:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgBritish13-year-old boy charged with killing Polehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/british13-year-old-boy-charged-with-killing-pole-27121Belarus planning to take Poland to International Criminal Courthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/belarus-planning-to-take-poland-to-international-criminal-court-27119<p>Belarus is preparing to take Poland to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, a senior Polish security official has claimed, citing Belarusian media sources.</p>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 14:47:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/stu5jlvyhoov6znyspvk8b.jpegStanislaw Zaryn, the director of the National Security Department, said the charges were based on the testimony of a Polish military deserter to Belarus, who had been posted on the Polish-Belarusian border during the migrant crisis.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/belarus-planning-to-take-poland-to-international-criminal-court-27119Polish government preparing second anti-inflation shieldhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-government-preparing-second-anti-inflation-shield-27117<p>Details on a second package of tax reductions to soften the blow of inflation in Poland should be released next week, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said.</p>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 12:57:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4p9dav2616fnm5vmpkv8ib.jpegAccording to the prime minister, the inflation rate in Poland should not exceed 10 percent.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-government-preparing-second-anti-inflation-shield-27117Reduced VAT on fuels will bring down petrol prices Orlen CEO sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/reduced-vat-on-fuels-will-bring-down-petrol-prices-orlen-ceo-says-27115<p>The prices of diesel and petrol could fall to PLN 5 (EUR 1.10) per litre thanks to the government's decision to temporarily cut VAT on fuels by two-thirds, the head of Poland's biggest fuel company PKN Orlen has said.</p>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 12:54:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/sapugvd50mmvnufb4rzmr.jpegDaniel Obajtek, Orlen's CEO, said the latest government move was "a very good decision".https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/reduced-vat-on-fuels-will-bring-down-petrol-prices-orlen-ceo-says-27115Retail sales rise in November - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-rise-in-november---eurostat-27114<p>Polish retail sales grew by 14.5 percent year on year in November 2021 after a 12.4-percent increase year on year in October, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, reported on Friday.</p>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 12:24:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRetail sales rise in November - Eurostathttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/retail-sales-rise-in-november---eurostat-27114Vanishing lives: Descendants of 17th century bearded radicals who fled to Poland from Russia to avoid religious persecution are now facing a new crisis as their numbers slowly dwindle outhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vanishing-lives-descendants-of-17th-century-bearded-radicals-who-fled-to-poland-from-russia-to-avoid-religious-persecution-are-now-facing-a-new-crisis-as-their-numbers-slowly-dwindle-out-7461<p>With his lush beard, warm eyes and stiff military posture, Mieczysław Kapłanow looks like a typical Orthodox batiushka, or priest.</p>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 11:06:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/0fl0l26gpsdogxafnm1858.jpegThe dwindling religious group known as Old Believers is a group of Orthodox Christians who separated from the Eastern Orthodox Church after a schism in the 17th century. There are currently around 1,000 left in Poland. Pictured the gate and gatekeepers house at the Monastery of the Savior and the Holy Trinity in Wojnowo.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/vanishing-lives-descendants-of-17th-century-bearded-radicals-who-fled-to-poland-from-russia-to-avoid-religious-persecution-are-now-facing-a-new-crisis-as-their-numbers-slowly-dwindle-out-7461December unemployment stays at 5.4 percent says ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/december-unemployment-stays-at-54-percent-says-ministry-27113<p>Poland's unemployment should remain unchanged at 5.4 percent in December 2021, the same level as in November, according to Family and Social Policy Ministry estimates.</p>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 11:04:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgDecember unemployment stays at 5.4 percent says ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/december-unemployment-stays-at-54-percent-says-ministry-27113Poland's CPI hits 8.6 pct y/y in December - stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-hits-86-pct-yy-in-december---stats-office-27112<p>Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 8.6 percent year on year and by 0.9 percent month on month in December 2021, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported in a flash estimate on Friday.</p>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 10:56:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/s6z3cqfh2np33dv339isc.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-cpi-hits-86-pct-yy-in-december---stats-office-27112Poland reports 11,902 new coronavirus cases on Friday, 117 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-11902-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-117-deaths-27111<p>Poland recorded 11,902 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 117 deaths over the past 24 hours to Friday morning, against 16,576 cases reported on Thursday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 10:49:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/12tv6myj9wt6ta8cns2ufo.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-11902-new-coronavirus-cases-on-friday-117-deaths-27111PM to dismiss Polish ambassador in Praguehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-to-dismiss-polish-ambassador-in-prague-27109<p>Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, will sack Poland's ambassador to the Czech Republic for criticising the government’s handling of a Polish-Czech dispute over a lignite mine.</p>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 09:53:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/40jdvuh1b02vw0u3zyh0g.jpegMiroslaw Jasinski has been Poland's ambassador in Prague for just three weeks.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/pm-to-dismiss-polish-ambassador-in-prague-27109Kaczynski says Pegasus spyware was not used against oppositionhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kaczynski-says-pegasus-spyware-was-not-used-against-opposition-27107<p>Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Law and Justice, the dominant party in the governing coalition, has confirmed that Poland possesses Israeli-made Pegasus spyware but has dismissed accusations that it was used against opposition figures as "complete nonsense."</p>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 09:49:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/8xyflruayevunvqb9ngff.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kaczynski-says-pegasus-spyware-was-not-used-against-opposition-27107Miners end coal shipment blockage after 48 hourshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/miners-end-coal-shipment-blockage-after-48-hours-27104<p>Hundreds of workers from the Polish Mining Group (PGG), Europe's biggest hard coal producer, who blocked coal transports to power plants for 48 hours, finished their protest on Thursday morning despite a fiasco of talks with PGG's management.</p>Thu, 06 Jan 2022 16:43:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/17skzlknrel7q15j3m49zj.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/miners-end-coal-shipment-blockage-after-48-hours-27104Ruling camp maintains safe lead in voter support pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-camp-maintains-safe-lead-in-voter-support-poll-27103<p>Poland's ruling United Right coalition would be supported by 38 percent of voters if elections were held now, outstripping its main rival, the centrist Civic Coalition (KO), by 14 percentage points, a new poll has found.</p>Thu, 06 Jan 2022 14:36:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgRuling camp maintains safe lead in voter support pollhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-camp-maintains-safe-lead-in-voter-support-poll-27103Poland reports 16,576 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, 646 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-16576-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-646-deaths-27101<p>Poland recorded 16,576 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 646 deaths over the past 24 hours to Thursday morning, against 17,196 cases reported on Wednesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Thu, 06 Jan 2022 11:30:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/we1uils6gcpioji4z4mjte.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-16576-new-coronavirus-cases-on-thursday-646-deaths-27101Polish diplomat expelled from Belarus - MFAhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-diplomat-expelled-from-belarus---mfa-27100<p>The Polish consul in the Belarusian city of Brest has been expelled, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 05 Jan 2022 19:33:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish diplomat expelled from Belarus - MFAhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-diplomat-expelled-from-belarus---mfa-27100Polish far-right party banned by Facebookhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-far-right-party-banned-by-facebook-27098<p>Facebook has blocked the account of Confederation, a Polish far-right party with 11 MPs, for repeated breaches of its rules on hate speech, and disinformation about Covid-19.</p>Wed, 05 Jan 2022 18:40:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jigsapmzh7akm7439qjngp.jpegKrzysztof Bosak, a Confederation leader, expressed his outrage over the decision, saying that his grouping was "a Polish parliamentary opposition party."https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-far-right-party-banned-by-facebook-27098Judicial disciplinary panel suspends Warsaw judgehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/judicial-disciplinary-panel-suspends-warsaw-judge-27096<p>A judicial disciplinary chamber at the centre of a dispute between the EU and the Polish government suspended a Warsaw judge on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 05 Jan 2022 18:30:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgJudicial disciplinary panel suspends Warsaw judgehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/judicial-disciplinary-panel-suspends-warsaw-judge-27096Justice minister downplays spyware hacking allegationshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/justice-minister-downplays-spyware-hacking-allegations-27094<p>The Polish justice minister has dismissed allegations that Israeli-made Pegasus spyware was used to hack the phones of opposition figures, calling them a “storm in a tea cup.”</p>Wed, 05 Jan 2022 17:32:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/fq1mtfgzpw91yrl7ppimcwj.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/justice-minister-downplays-spyware-hacking-allegations-27094Poland's inflation to peak around June says central bank headhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-to-peak-around-june-says-central-bank-head-27092<p>Inflation in Poland will peak at more than 8 percent in the middle of this year after a slight fall in the first quarter of 2022, Adam Glapiński, the governor of National Bank of Poland (NBP), has said.</p>Wed, 05 Jan 2022 16:57:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/ci610zvgfkbho9v7pjwv0w.jpeg"We expect that inflation will temporarily decline in the first quarter of this year thanks to the government's anti-inflation shield which will significantly mitigate the impact of inflation, but it will rise in the second quarter to reach its peak somewhere close to June, the middle of the year, at above 8 percent," Glapiński said.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-inflation-to-peak-around-june-says-central-bank-head-27092Polish FM calls for de-escalation in Kazakhstan on behalf of OSCEhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-fm-calls-for-de-escalation-in-kazakhstan-on-behalf-of-osce-27090<p>The Polish foreign minister, the current chairperson of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), has called for de-escalation of the situation in Kazakhstan and dialogue.</p>Wed, 05 Jan 2022 14:48:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/tzbyz0gu1ifaff0m16krb4.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-fm-calls-for-de-escalation-in-kazakhstan-on-behalf-of-osce-27090Island grave reveals 1,000-year-old treasure trove of ‘elite’ jewellery including a solid amber ringhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/island-grave-reveals-1000-year-old-treasure-trove-of-elite-jewellery-including-a-solid-amber-ring-27088<p><span lang="EN-US">A 1,000 year old treasure trove of items thought to have belonged to a wealthy member of the Pomeranian elite have been uncovered during an archaeological excavation of a grave on a remote island &nbsp;in Northern Poland.</span></p>Wed, 05 Jan 2022 14:10:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/jerz97vi1tj5nhpb6dqv8.jpegThe two amber rings, a bronze bowl, an iron knife in a leather holder and bronze buckles were found in the grave of a man who belonged to the Pomeranian elite who was alive between the 11th and 12th century.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/island-grave-reveals-1000-year-old-treasure-trove-of-elite-jewellery-including-a-solid-amber-ring-27088No new covid restrictions, health minister sayshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-new-covid-restrictions-health-minister-says-27087<p>No further sanitary restrictions are planned at the moment despite a rise in Covid-19 infections in the past days, Poland's health minister said on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 05 Jan 2022 12:54:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c4h8vwwykgpbxls6texgq4.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-new-covid-restrictions-health-minister-says-27087Polish president tests positive for coronavirushttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-27085<p>Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has tested positive for Covid-19 amid a sharp rise in new infections in Poland.</p>Wed, 05 Jan 2022 12:47:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/5docyv5wvy4rz3btrhtbo.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-president-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-27085No deal reached, miner protest continues in Polandhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-deal-reached-miner-protest-continues-in-poland-27083<p>Workers from the Polish Mining Group (PGG), Europe's biggest hard coal producer, who on Monday blocked coal transports to power plants, continued their protest on Wednesday following a fiasco of talks with PGG's management.</p>Wed, 05 Jan 2022 11:37:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/c5bw84go1lid031fdrmwhn.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/no-deal-reached-miner-protest-continues-in-poland-27083Warsaw to get Europe’s largest network of air-quality sensorshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-to-get-europes-largest-network-of-air-quality-sensors-27081<p><span lang="EN-US">Warsaw is to receive Europe’s largest network of sensors for air-quality monitoring after a deal signed between the capital’s city hall and Kraków air-quality analysis company Airly.</span></p>Wed, 05 Jan 2022 11:09:00 +0100BusinessSciencehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/t6zpwgbtyiirtcznffke.pngThe deal with Kraków-based air quality analysis group Airly, will see sensors located in each of Warsaw’s districts and 17 partnering municipalities with air quality being monitored in a total of 165 individual locations in real time and 24 hours a day.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/warsaw-to-get-europes-largest-network-of-air-quality-sensors-27081Poland reports 17,196 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 632 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-17196-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-632-deaths-27079<p>Poland recorded 17,196 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 632 deaths over the past 24 hours to Wednesday morning, against 11,670 cases reported on Tuesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Wed, 05 Jan 2022 10:47:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/u1eljyjx97r6pcpl1x7nh.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-17196-new-coronavirus-cases-on-wednesday-632-deaths-27079Polish website in Belarus placed on extremist listhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-website-in-belarus-placed-on-extremist-list-27078<p>The website of the government-contested Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB) has been classified as extremist and put on a government watchlist, the website announced on Wednesday.</p>Wed, 05 Jan 2022 10:30:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish website in Belarus placed on extremist listhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-website-in-belarus-placed-on-extremist-list-27078Poland among countries performing well during pandemic, Economisthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-among-countries-performing-well-during-pandemic-economist-27076<p>Poland places sixth in The Economist's ranking of world economies which have done best during the coronavirus pandemic.</p>Wed, 05 Jan 2022 09:56:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland among countries performing well during pandemic, Economisthttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-among-countries-performing-well-during-pandemic-economist-27076Polish interest rates to reach 3.5 pct by July - analystshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-interest-rates-to-reach-35-pct-by-july---analysts-27074<p>A series of hikes by Poland's Monetary Policy Council (RPP) will boost the interest rate to 3.5 percent in July, a leading economic think-tank has predicted.</p>Tue, 04 Jan 2022 17:00:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPolish interest rates to reach 3.5 pct by July - analystshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-interest-rates-to-reach-35-pct-by-july---analysts-27074Poland's central bank raises reference interest rate by 50 bpshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-central-bank-raises-reference-interest-rate-by-50-bps-27073<p>Poland's Monetary Policy Council (RPP) increased the reference interest rate by 50 basis points to 2.25 percent on Tuesday.</p>Tue, 04 Jan 2022 16:55:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/img/og_image.jpgPoland's central bank raises reference interest rate by 50 bpshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polands-central-bank-raises-reference-interest-rate-by-50-bps-27073Border Guard signs deals on construction of barrier at Belarus borderhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/border-guard-signs-deals-on-construction-of-barrier-at-belarus-border-27071<p>Poland's Border Guard has signed three contracts as part of the process of constructing a fence on the country's border with Belarus, a deputy interior minister has announced.</p>Tue, 04 Jan 2022 16:14:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/9l899qsdm4fwwte5nb7ccq.jpeg"Today the Border Guard signed three big contracts for the construction of a barrier," Deputy Interior Minister Maciej Wąsik told the press. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/border-guard-signs-deals-on-construction-of-barrier-at-belarus-border-27071Poland facing 'demographic crisis' says stats officehttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-facing-demographic-crisis-says-stats-office-27070<p>Poland is facing a “demographic crisis” with the population possibly falling by 4.4 million by 2050, according to a report by the Central Statistical Office (GUS).</p>Tue, 04 Jan 2022 14:03:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xdreajjf1rqpoudcq3r0t.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-facing-demographic-crisis-says-stats-office-27070Omicron variant accounts for 2.5 pct of Covid infections - health ministryhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/omicron-variant-accounts-for-25-pct-of-covid-infections---health-ministry-27069<p>The Omicron variant of coronavirus currently accounts for 2.5 percent of all new Covid-19 infections in Poland, the health ministry's spokesperson has said.</p>Tue, 04 Jan 2022 14:01:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4eaf2pcr778alguzyvru88.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/omicron-variant-accounts-for-25-pct-of-covid-infections---health-ministry-27069Scientists find 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy foetus was ‘pickled like a gherkin’https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/scientists-find-2000-year-old-egyptian-mummy-foetus-was-pickled-like-a-gherkin-27067<p><span lang="EN-US">Scientists working on the world’s first known pregnant mummy have discovered that the embalmed foetus managed to survive for 2,000 years up to today by a process similar to making pickled gherkins.</span></p>Tue, 04 Jan 2022 13:37:00 +0100ScienceHistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/x6zk6wlcbzdy4bexo08i9.pngScientists at the Warsaw Mummy Project discovered the foetus was covered with natron, a naturally occurring mixture of sodium carbonate decahydrate, to dry the body and began to “pickle” in an acidic environment.https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/scientists-find-2000-year-old-egyptian-mummy-foetus-was-pickled-like-a-gherkin-27067Fascinating tale of Muslim princess who fought for Poland during WWII wins short film awardhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fascinating-tale-of-muslim-princess-who-fought-for-poland-during-wwii-wins-short-film-award-27064<p><span lang="EN-US">A short animated film about the fascinating little-known story of a Caucasian-Muslim princess who joined the Polish army and settled in Gdynia in the 1930s has won the ‘Museums in Short’ international film competition.</span></p>Tue, 04 Jan 2022 12:31:00 +0100HistoryLifehttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xro0aev8l3ux8rj9xudci.jpegDirected by Tomasz Popakuł for the Gdynia Emigration Museum and entitled ‘Dzennet’, the six and a half minute film tells the story of refugee Dzennet Dżabagi-Skibniewska, whose mother was a Polish Tatar and father the son of the last ruler of Ingushetia, a republic of Russia located in the North Caucus. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/fascinating-tale-of-muslim-princess-who-fought-for-poland-during-wwii-wins-short-film-award-27064Poland reports 11,670 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 433 deathshttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-11670-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-433-deaths-27062<p>Poland recorded 11,670 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 433 deaths over the past 24 hours to Tuesday morning, against 6,422 cases reported on Monday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.</p>Tue, 04 Jan 2022 11:23:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/4on665kurtkr3x7i65vywi.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/poland-reports-11670-new-coronavirus-cases-on-tuesday-433-deaths-27062Krakow airport handles more than three million passengers in 2021https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-airport-handles-more-than-three-million-passengers-in-2021-27061<p>Krakow Airport saw passenger numbers increase last year to almost 3.1 million compared to nearly 2.6 million seen in 2020.</p>Tue, 04 Jan 2022 11:19:00 +0100News & PoliticsBusinesshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/kp6898sxe3ptv5082wzgdo.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-airport-handles-more-than-three-million-passengers-in-2021-27061EU will react to Russia's aggression against Ukraine, Borrell tells PAPhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-will-react-to-russias-aggression-against-ukraine-borrell-tells-pap-27059<p>The EU will act decisively if Russia commits further acts of aggression against Ukraine, Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief, has told PAP.</p>Tue, 04 Jan 2022 11:13:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/xrn4nnx2j0svu6i3lnscph.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/eu-will-react-to-russias-aggression-against-ukraine-borrell-tells-pap-27059Polish miners block coal transports in bid for more moneyhttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-miners-block-coal-transports-in-bid-for-more-money-27058<p>Workers from the Polish Mining Group (PGG), Europe's biggest hard coal producer, have blocked coal transports to power plants, demanding better compensation for working weekends and higher wages.</p>Tue, 04 Jan 2022 11:09:00 +0100News & Politicshttps://images.thefirstnews.com/wr7pb7kpaffmct4gfz9s8j.jpeghttps://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-miners-block-coal-transports-in-bid-for-more-money-27058