Prosecutors in Gdańsk have charged a man who stabbed to death the city’s mayor during a televised charity event with murder, almost three years after the incident.
Donald Tusk, Poland's former prime minister and leader of the main opposition party, Civic Platform (PO), has received a threatening letter, which he said results from the growing wave of hatred in Poland.
Donald Tusk, the leader of the European People's Party in the European Parliament and a former Polish prime minister, has criticised delays in the trial of the man accused of murdering the mayor of Gdańsk Paweł Adamowicz.
Claiming to be the smallest museum in Europe, it includes buttons from Poland’s wartime commander-in-chief Władysław Sikorski, Communist leader Wojciech Jaruzelski, recently murdered mayor of Gdansk Paweł Adamowicz and even Pope John Paul II, all of which offer an exhilarating whistle-stop tour of Poland’s recent history and contemporary national life.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP) raised nearly PLN 176 mln (EUR 40.7 mln) during its 27th nation-wide Grand Finale for purchases of medical equipment for children's hospital, WOŚP leader Jerzy Owsiak said on Friday.
In a video published on Facebook, Jerzy Owsiak, the founder and head of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP), announced that he "is going back to work" and will again be the chairman of the WOŚP foundation.
Tens of thousands paid their respects to Paweł Adamowicz, who died this week at the hands of a knifeman.
Around 45,000 people are attending the funeral in Gdańsk (northern Poland) of the city's murdered mayor, Paweł Adamowicz, according to police estimates. Meanwhile in Warsaw, crowds are watching the ceremony on public screens.
Around 53,000 people gathered at the European Solidarity Centre (ECS) in Gdańsk on Friday to pay their final respects to the city's murdered mayor, Paweł Adamowicz.
Poland's current state officials including President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as well as a number of former heads of state and prime ministers will attend Saturday's funeral for murdered Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz.