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New Polish PM vows to focus on economy, social solidarity

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki vowed on Tuesday that his new conservative government would focus both on economic development and on helping poorer citizens.

Polish private broadcaster fined over coverage of MP protests

Poland's media regulator has imposed a fine on private television broadcaster TVN over its coverage of protests in the country's parliament in December last year.

Suspected arson attack on MP office of Polish gov't minister

Investigators are probing a suspected arson attack on the MP's office of a minister in Poland's conservative government.

American conductor to lead top Polish orchestra

Prominent American conductor Lawrence Foster has signed a contract to lead a top Polish orchestra beginning in September 2019.

Poland's Kubica 'no longer in the frame' to drive for Williams: report

Polish driver Robert Kubica is no longer in the frame to drive for the British Williams team next year in a Formula One comeback, the Motorsport.com website has reported.

Train named after Enigma-cracking Polish mathematician

Polish rail carrier PKP Intercity has named a train after Marian Rejewski, a Polish mathematician who helped break the famous Enigma code, contributing to the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany.

Winds wreak damage in southern Poland

Six people have been injured and 50,000 households have been left without electricity in Poland, firefighters said on Tuesday morning after strong winds and heavy snowfall hit the south of the country.

Almost 60% of Poles in favour of nuclear energy: study

A survey has shown that 59 percent of Poles would support the construction of the country's first nuclear power plant.

Polish capital ranked among top 10 nightlife destinations worldwide

Warsaw was listed among the top 10 nightlife destinations worldwide, ahead of New York, in a ranking released by travel website Hostelworld.

Ministers keep jobs as new Polish gov't sworn in

All government ministers kept their jobs as Poland's new Cabinet led by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was sworn into office on Monday afternoon.

Polish-British animated film Loving Vincent nominated for Golden Globe

A Polish-British animated film entitled Loving Vincent has been nominated for this year's Golden Globe award in the Best Animated Motion Picture category.

Planned Norway-Poland gas pipeline route examined

Specialised ships are examining the possible route of the Baltic Pipe, a planned pipeline to supply gas from Norway to Poland, Poland's PAP news agency reported on Monday.

Just over half of Poles read newspapers every day: report

Fifty-two percent of Poles read newspapers on a daily basis, according to a report.

Inflation in Poland at 2.5% in November: stats office

Inflation in Poland rose to 2.5% year-on-year in November, the country's Central Statistical Office said on Monday.

Poles to have new chip ID cards: report

Poles will be able to get new chip ID cards in 2019, a daily reported on Monday.

Poland set to benefit from EU-Japan trade deal: expert

Poland's exports to Japan could rise significantly if a proposed trade deal between the EU and Japan goes ahead, according to a Polish business organisation.

New Polish gov't to be appointed on Monday afternoon: president's spokesman

Polish President Andrzej Duda will appoint a new government headed by Prime Minister-designate Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday afternoon, the president's spokesman said.

Strong winds cut power, topple trees in southern Poland

Some 26,000 households were without electricity in Poland on Monday morning in the wake of strong winds combined with heavy snowfall that hit the country's southern regions over the weekend.

'Sovereign, free, democratic Poland is our aim': ruling party chief

A sovereign, free, democratic, respected and fair Poland is our aim,' the leader of the country's ruling conservatives has said.

Poland Independence Concert at Carnegie Hall

New York's Carnegie Hall is the venue Monday of a concert under the motto Musical Tribute to Piłsudski and Paderewski.'

Ukrainian FM condemns 'provocation' after Polish bus damaged near Lviv

Ukraine's foreign minister has condemned an incident in which a Polish bus was damaged at a parking lot near Lviv.

Low-cost homes for Polish families

A first batch of low-cost apartments for rental have been handed over to tenants in a town in western Poland as part of the government's Home-plus affordable housing programme.

Polish haves growing in number

Poland's top earners are growing in number at the fastest rate in Europe, shows a new report.

Four in ten Poles against Tusk returning to domestic politics: poll

Four in ten Poles do not want former Prime Minister Donald Tusk to return to Polish politics after the end of his term as a top European Union official, according to a poll.

Polish president to appoint new government on Monday: report

Polish President Andrzej Duda plans to appoint a new government headed by Prime Minister-designate Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday afternoon, the PAP news agency has reported.

Music centre planned in Chopin birthplace

The National Fryderyk Chopin Institute and the Association of Polish Architects have announced an international competition for the design of an International Music Centre to be located close to Chopin's birthplace in Żelazowa Wola, some 50 km west of Warsaw.

Polish filmmakers win European Film Awards

Polish-British film Loving Vincent' has won the European Film Award in the animated feature film category.

Polish investment in Belarus shoots up

Investment by Polish companies in neighbouring Belarus shot up 50% in the first three quarters of this year compared to the same period last year, according to Polish Radio.

Ski jumping: Poland pipped to the post in Germany

Poland came second in the World Cup ski jumping team competition in Germany on Saturday after losing by a hair's breadth to Norway.

Social-policy brief for Poland's outgoing PM: official

Poland's outgoing Prime Minister Beata Szydło is to remain in government as a deputy PM in charge of social policy, a senior politician said on Saturday.

Szymanowski ballet staged in Kraków

The ballet-pantomime Harnasie' by the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski is being staged on Saturday by the Cracovia Danza company.

Film about 1946 Jewish pogrom in Kielce goes on release

Bogdan's Journey' is the title of a new documentary film on a Jewish pogrom that took place in the south-central Polish town of Kielce on 4 July 1946.

Tennis: Kubot and Melo named men's doubles team of the year

Poland's Łukasz Kubot and his Brazilian partner Marcelo Melo have been named the men's doubles team of the year by the International Tennis Federation .

Fitch keeps Poland's A- rating, stable outlook unchanged

International rating agency Fitch has decided to keep Poland's A- rating and stable outlook unchanged.

Morawiecki tasked with forming new Polish government

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday named Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as prime minister-designate, tasking him with forming a new government.

Polish lawmakers pass contested laws to reorganise Supreme Court, judicial panel

After a stormy debate, Poland's lawmakers on Friday passed a contested law sponsored by President Andrzej Duda and designed to reorganise the work of the country's Supreme Court.

International watchdog: Polish court reforms pose 'serious risk'

The Venice Commission international watchdog said on Friday that sweeping changes planned to Poland's courts put the independence of all parts' of the Polish judiciary at serious risk.'

Poland effectively reducing tax evasion: study

Poland's government is effectively cracking down on tax evasion, according to a study.

Business conference in Karpacz, Poland

Some 700 businesspeople, public administration officials and experts from various countries are expected to attend the 3rd Industry Forum in the southwestern Polish town of Karpacz.

Russian colonel general identified as key figure in downing of flight MH17: report

Investigators say they have identified a Russian armed forces colonel general as a key figure sought by a Dutch-led criminal probe into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in 2014.

Polish justice minister named among Europe's shapers in 2018

Poland's Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro has been included on a list of 28 people who are expected to shape Europe' next year.

EU, UK strike deal on Brexit conditions

The European Union on Friday struck a breakthrough deal with Britain on the conditions of the country leaving the 28-nation bloc, according to media reports.

Confidence vote in new Polish gov't planned for Tuesday: report

A vote of confidence for a government headed by Mateusz Morawiecki, who has been proposed by Poland's ruling conservatives as the country's new prime minister, is planned on Tuesday, the PAP news agency has reported.

Polish Christmas tree lights up in Vatican

A giant Christmas tree from Poland has been lit up in a ceremony at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican.

NEWS FLASH: Beata Szydło tenders resignation as Polish PM: party spokeswoman

Beata Szydło has tendered her resignation as Poland's prime minister, an offer that has been accepted, a spokeswoman for the country's ruling conservatives said on Thursday evening.

BREAKING: Beata Szydło tenders resignation as Polish PM: party spokeswoman

Beata Szydło has tendered her resignation as Poland's prime minister, an offer that has been accepted, a spokeswoman for the country's ruling conservatives said on Thursday evening.

Handball: Blow for Polish women at world championships

Poland have been beaten 28:31 by Hungary at the women's handball world championships in Germany, dashing their hopes of a place in the final 16.

EU sues Poland over migrant quotas

The European Commission on Thursday took Poland to the top EU court for refusing to accept migrant quotas.

Ruling party to decide whether Poland will have new PM

Poland's ruling conservatives will decide on Thursday evening whether a long-awaited Cabinet reshuffle will see Beata Szydło replaced as prime minister, a senior official has said.

Polish medical mission to Cameroon

A 16-strong team of Polish medical professionals has left the southern city of Kraków to work on a two-week charity mission in Sangmelima, southern Cameroon.