The Polish president, prime minister and ruling party leader on Tuesday commemorated the 41st anniversary of historic agreements between the then communist government and striking workers that paved the way to the ultimate collapse of communism.
Pope Francis marked the 40th anniversary of the founding of Poland's Solidarity union during Wednesday's general audience in the Vatican, the first in six months with the participation of the faithful.
Poland's permanent representative to the EU, Andrzej Sados, wrote in an article published by Euractive.com that "there are unexpectedly many similarities between what is going on in Belarus now and what was taking place in Poland in 1980."
August 1980 was the foundation of a free Poland and initiated major changes that transformed Europe and the world, President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday, marking the 40th anniversary of the August 1980 worker strikes that gave rise to the Solidarity Union.
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