At 6 p.m. on Monday evening, Warsaw protesters against a constitutional court ruling which introduced a near total ban on abortion in Poland, began a march from the de Gaulle Roundabout, where they had been blocking traffic, to the seat of the Sejm (lower house).
Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, has blamed the opposition for the mass protests which erupted countrywide following last Thursday's passage of a ban on abortion due to foetal damage.
At the request of the Warsaw Regional Prosecutor, Poland's prosecutor general asked the Sejm (lower house) speaker on Wednesday for permission to prosecute opposition Civic Coalition (KO) MP Slawomir Nitras, the National Prosecutor's Office (PK) has announced.
The Polish Sejm (lower house) passed a bill on Tuesday on the ratification of the agreement between Poland and Great Britain on local elections, guaranteeing Polish and British citizens living in the other country the right to vote and stand in local elections.
The Polish Sejm (lower house)'s debating chamber erupted into emotional scenes at the start of Tuesday's sitting after MPs of the Left (Lewicy) and Civic Coalition (KO) groupings demanded a change to the agenda and started to demonstrate. Two MPs were removed.
The Sejm on Thursday amended current COVID-19 laws in face of the resurgence of the epidemic. Among others, the new laws introduce financial bonuses for medical staff employed in COVID-19 treatment and prevention.
Poland is now battling the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic but may as well face a third one unless a drug or vaccine against COVID-19 is developed, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said in parliament on Wednesday.
The Sejm, lower house of Polish parliament, has resumed on Wednesday morning, a debate on new rules to boost the number of medics available to treat COVID-19 cases by launching financial incentives and make hiring physicians more flexible.
Deputy Sejm (Polish lower house) Speaker Ryszard Terlecki announced on Tuesday a break in the Chamber's sitting until Wednesday. MPs were to process a COVID-19 related bill.
Deputy Foreign Minister Piotr Wawrzyk told the Sejm (lower house) Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday that Poland is in discussions with Chinese 5G network providers, but they will have to meet Polish requirements in line with EU recommendations.