Just five days after being elected as Poland’s first president in the newly independent second republic, Gabriel Narutowicz was gunned down in cold blood during the opening of an art exhibition. TFN’s Nick Westerby looks back at the extraordinary events 98 years ago today.
The shift from a Trump to a Biden White House will not disrupt Polish-American military cooperation, Poland's defence minister said on Friday.
New findings suggest that Biden is tied to Poland via a female ancestor from as many as seventeen generations past.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has congratulated Joe Biden for running a successful presidential campaign and stated that Poland wanted to maintain a high-level of strategic partnership with the US.
President Andrzej Duda has signed into law a bill ratifying a Polish-US deal strengthening defence cooperation, signed in Warsaw on August 15 by Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the President's Office reported on Thursday.
Pope Francis and Polish President Andrzej Duda during a private audience on Friday discussed how every person, in his own capacity, can act to pursue peace, the president wrote on Twitter.
A president elected in a non-democratic election cannot be recognised as a legal head of state, the Polish Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday responding to earlier reports about the swearing in of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
Czech PM Andrej Babis on Twitter on Friday morning said that he had held a conversation with Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki. The two politicians appealed for a repeat presidential vote in Belarus and an urgent videoconference of the European Council.
The charges made by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, according to which, participants in post-election protests in Belarus were being steered from Poland, Great Britain and the Czech Republic, are groundless, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said.
The Polish and Lithuanian presidents have appealed to the Belarusian authorities to fully recognise and observe democratic standards, to stop violence, and to respect fundamental freedoms and human and civil rights.