Holocaust survivors have returned to Auschwitz, Nazi Germany’s most infamous death camp, to take part in commemorations marking the 77th anniversary of its liberation.
On Saturday afternoon a protest under the slogan "Not a single one more" set out from the Constitutional Tribunal in Warsaw after the death of a 30-year-old woman due to pregnancy complications.
Lawmakers from Poland's main opposition bloc, Civic Coalition, fiercely attacked a draft amendment tabled by ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party MPs that would prevent non-EU companies taking control of Polish radio and television stations.
Law and Justice, Poland's governing party, has prompted a two-day sitting of the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish Parliament, due to start on Wednesday, to be postponed to November 18-19 owing to the coronavirus epidemic.
Police have arrested 48 people after LGBT rights activists staged a protest on Friday evening in central Warsaw over a court decision to detain another LGBT rights activist for damaging a van with anti-LGBT slogans in June. The protest evolved into skirmishes with police.
Poland will hold its presidential election on June 28, Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elżbieta Witek announced on Wednesday, adding that she had received no objections concerning the proposed election calendar from the State Electoral Commission (PKW).
Poland's main opposition party Civic Platform (PO) on Friday named Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski their new candidate for president after Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska pulled out from the race, PO leader Borys Budka has announced.
The main opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform (PO)'s candidate for the presidential elections, Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, supported by the broader Civic Coalition (KO),withdrew from the delayed presidential election, she told a Friday briefing.
President Andrzej Duda is supported by 46.4 percent of Estymator poll respondents who declared they would vote during the presidential election. The result is higher by 1.6 pps from the previous poll.
The Sejm (lower house) on Monday heard a government report on precautions taken against the spreading coronavirus. The government gave its assurance that all national services were prepared to combat the virus if it appeared in Poland.