At 26 percent, Poland's smoking population is at its lowest in surveyed history, the CBOS pollster reported Tuesday in a survey. Eighty two percent of smokers smoke regularly, one in 20 occasionally.
Painted onto pillars beneath the Gdańsk Strzyża station, the mural is a tribute to all the women who fought for a free Poland during communism and acts as a reminder of their role in the historic events that began in Pomerania in August 1980, and then spilled across the whole country.
Karolina Koszewska (69kg) won a gold medal in women's boxing at the European Games on Saturday defeating Italy's Assunta Canfora 4:1 (29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28, 28-29).
Founded by Dominika Diller just three years ago to provide an antidote to the masculine brews being supped around the nation, the all-female Browar Hoplala is now firmly ensconced on Poland’s buoyant craft beer market.
The increase could be a result of the government introducing payments of 500 PLN for every second and additional child born.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, TFN looks back at some our favourite ladies and their stories we covered.
The index, which takes in to account such things as gender pay gap and employment rates, means Poland’s improvement is second only to Luxembourg. The leaders of the ranking are Iceland, Sweden and New Zealand.
The event organised by Visegrad Insight brought together women diplomats and experts working in security, both in NATO countries like Canada and Hungary and in nearby countries like Ukraine and Georgia.
Joanna Kocemka-Żebrowska from the Topografie Foundation which organised the event said: “We wanted to tell this story from many angles and give an outlet for many voices. When most people think of the history of Łódź, they think of the nineteenth century and the different cultures that lived alongside each other, but there is a more recent and tragic story that hasn’t been told.”
Organisers hope the three paintings on walls in three different cities will help inspire others to follow in the women’s footsteps.