Tag: Poland

Poland’s incumbent Duda wins presidential election – majority results

Poland's incumbent Andrzej Duda has won the presidential election, results from over 99% of polling stations show, with remaining uncounted votes unlikely to sway the final outcome, the National Electoral Commission said on Monday.

Pope names administrator for Polish diocese hit by abuse allegations

The move came little more than a month after Church leaders in Poland announced that they were referring Bishop Edward Janiak to the Vatican for eventual judgement.

Photos: Bus plunges off motorway bridge in Polish capital Warsaw, one...

A municipal bus in the Polish capital Warsaw plunged off a motorway bridge on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 17, authorities said.

Six EU leaders urge greater collaboration to tackle future pandemics

The 27-nation EU and Britain have reported some 1.4 million cases of the new coronavirus, or about a fifth of the global total. At the height of the crisis, many EU states resorted to protectionist measures, raising trade barriers to hinder the export of medical equipment to their neighbours.

Polish priest puts up giant solar cross in climate fight

By night, the 40-foot-tall cross on the Catholic church in central Poland offers a neon light show of blue, red or purple. By day, the cross produces the electricity to power the church's lighting, heating and air conditioning.

Priest takes ‘drive-in’ confessions as coronavirus spreads in Poland

A priest in Poland has started taking confession from the faithful in the parking lot of his church in the Polish capital Warsaw

EU approves coronavirus state support for Portugal, Poland, Greece

In a series of statements late on Friday and on Saturday, the Commission approved a 13-billion-euro state aid programme for the Portuguese economy, a 22-billion-euro plan of state guarantees for Poland and a 2-billion-euro scheme for Greece.

Polish composer Penderecki dies at 86 after long illness

Penderecki was known for his film scores, including for William Friedkin's "The Exorcist", Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" and David Lynch's "Wild at Heart", for his Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima and the largely atonal St Luke's Passion.

Poland wants to let some prisoners go home due to coronavirus

More Polish prisoners will be given the possibility to serve their sentences at home due to the coronavirus epidemic, under a justice ministry proposal that could benefit up to 20,000 convicts.

EU Commissioner says door for dialogue with Poland is open

The door for a dialogue between Poland and the European Union on judicial reform issues is open and the EU hopes to find a long-term solution to ongoing tensions, EU Values and Transparency Commissioner Vera Jourova said in Warsaw on Tuesday.