Culture Minister Piotr Gliński on Tuesday responded to opposition presidential candidate Rafał Trzaskowski's accusations that his ministry was not offering sufficient aid to artists under the coronavirus epidemic.
On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German Stutthof concentration camp on Saturday, Polish President Andrzej Duda, Deputy PM and Culture Minister Piotr Gliński, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and his German counterpart Heiko Maas honoured its victims.
The twin plaques paying tribute to Polish prisoners of war from the local Ostashkov camp who were murdered as part of the 1940 Katyń massacre of around 22,000 Polish officers and intellectuals, were photographed being removed from a former NKVD security service local headquarters.
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Piotr Gliński laid out Poland’s preparedness for combatting the long-term effects COVID-19 and calls for global solidarity.
The value of support for the culture sector in Poland amid the coronavirus epidemic may reach even PLN 4 billion (EUR 882.2 mln), almost as much as the culture ministry's annual budget, Culture Minister Piotr Gliński told the Gazeta Polska daily on Wednesday.
Poland's Culture Ministry is ready to spend up to PLN 4 billion (EUR 869.6 million) to support artists and cultural institutions to cover their financial losses suffered as a result of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, the Gazeta Polska Codziennie has reported.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted on Thursday that on the 15th anniversary of his death, Saint Pope John Paul II remains a symbol of hope and faith in Polish solidarity, invoking his memory during Poland's current challenges.
A new project launched on the anniversary today by the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, called Katyń Pro Memoria, shows the harrowing details.
Recently deceased film director Jerzy Gruza, best known for his comedies and popular TV serials, was laid to rest in a Friday ceremony in Warsaw. Gruza has been posthumously decorated with a Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross for his contributions to national culture.
The Roman Dmowski and Ignacy Jan Paderewski Institute for the Heritage of National Thought was established on Monday by Culture Minister Piotr Gliński, the ministry has said.