The European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs and Committee on Culture will deal with the issue of the failure of the German ZDF television to execute the judgment of the Polish court regarding an apology for using the term "Polish extermination camps."
Dubbed ‘Flying Death’ by the Germans, Stanisław Skalski saw action in Poland following the outbreak of war, later becoming the first Pole to command an RAF squadron. Miraculously avoiding death twice, after the war it seemed his luck had run out when he was arrested by the secret police on trumped up charges of espionage, tortured for over a year and then sentenced to be executed. But again, he survived.
The Venice Commission is expected to issue next week an urgent opinion on the amendment of Polish courts laws, PAP has been told by sources at the Council of Europe advising body.
A district court in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Thursday refused Poland's plea for the extradition of Stefan Michnik, a former Stalinist-era judge in Poland and today a Swedish citizen.
Hearings in a defamation lawsuit against historians Barbara Engelking and Jan Grabowski, co-authors of the book, "Night Without an End", launched before a Warsaw district court on Tuesday.