On the 221st anniversary of King Stanisław Poniatowski’s death, TFN’s Stuart Dowell explores his attempt to drag Poland into the Age of Enlightenment through his promotion of the arts, the most tangible evidence being Royal Łazienki in Warsaw.
He’s covered 350,000 kilometres and been chased by wolves but the 65-year-old cyclist shows no signs of slowing down.
The failure of the insurrection brought an even tighter grip on Polish territory by Russia.
Averting threats from Russia, EU-US relations and strengthening the EU's economy will be among Poland's foreign policy priorities in 2019, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz told PAP on Monday.
Poland has over 200 soldiers stationed in Romania, which form part of a NATO division defending south-east Europe.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Poland's Foreign Ministry paid tribute to Soviet-era dissident and human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who died in Moscow on Saturday at the age of 91.
Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki declared on Monday that Poland will cooperate with France and Germany to de-escalate tension in the Sea of Azov and for Russia's return to observing international law.
During a telephone conversation with President Andrzej Duda, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko described the current situation in the Sea of Azov as serious and dangerous for Ukraine, Polish president's aide Krzysztof Szczerski has said.
Stanisław August Poniatowski remains a deeply divisive figure in Polish history.
With global tensions running high, Poland is the best place to hold the international Warsaw Security Forum, TFN’s Joanna Jasińska finds out.