The elections held 30 years ago today were a huge success for the Solidarity movement, the scale of their victory surprising not only the communists but the opposition too.
Chiefly designed by Polish architect Zygmunt Plater-Zyberk, the racetrack drew on two styles that were popular in Poland in the 1930s: functionalism and the smooth lines of ocean liners. Today it is considered a ‘pearl of European equestrian architecture’ representing the future of racetrack design.
The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino was commemorated in Warsaw on Sunday. The remembrance took place at the Monument to the Battle of Monte Cassino, located by the gates of the city's Krasińskich Gardens.
Concerts, song recitals and opera performances are planned all over Poland on Sunday to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of composer, conductor and musician Stanisław Moniuszko.
Poles and Catholics around the world today commemorate the 14th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s death. A man instrumental to the collapse of communism in Poland and the rest of Central and Eastern Europe, and the establishment of a more progressive Catholic Church, JPII, as he was affectionately known, is still considered one of the best Popes to have ever lived.
As one of a handful of countries to meet its spending target of 2% of GDP on defence, Poland is a committed member of NATO.
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday will meet with his Czech, Slovakian and Hungarian counterparts, Milosz Zeman, Andrej Kiska and Janos Ader, in Prague and attend celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the enlargement of NATO.
January 15 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Stanisław Wyspiański.
The battle carried a special significance for Poles during the 123-year period when the nation did not exist on any map.
Killed by the German Nazis while writing his novel Messiah, the manuscript went missing and is now considered one of the Holy Grails of literature.