Monthly Archives: June 2010
On Wednesday, June 30, 2010, Yad Vashem will posthumously honor Jan and Julia Lisieczynski from Poland as Righteous Among the Nations. Their granddaughter Krystyna Kudiuk will receive the medal and certificate of honor on their behalf. The ceremony will take place in the presence of the survivor, Ben Zion Rieber who will meet his rescuersâ€™ granddaughter for the first time, and H.E. Ms. Agnieskzka Magdziak-Miszewska, Polish Ambassador to Israel. Continue reading
Itâ€™s been 21 years since the collapse of communism and despite several attempts at cutting red tape, building in Poland still means a bureaucratic ordeal that blocks the economyâ€™s potential. Because of inept public administration and inefficient courts, it takes years to get a building permit, whether for a public road or a private skyscraper, and permits can get canceled during construction. Continue reading
Its growth did slow to a crawl, but avoided full recession thanks to its very low private debt, robust domestic demand and flexible currency. Continue reading
On Monday a candidate for president of Poland, the leader of the Party of Law and Justice Jaroslaw Kaczynski, sought support from London in a meeting with the UK polonium and British Prime Minister David Cameron, the campaign headquarters of the presidential candidate said. Continue reading
Lithuania mulls supplementing Russia’s Gazprom gas deliveries by delivering approximately a half of all necessary gas from Poland, The Lithuania Tribune reports. The Polish daily Rzeczpospolita reported on June 24 that Poland’s company Gaz-System and Lithuanian counterpart Lietuvos Dujos have already agreed on details of a letter of intent regarding cooperation in construction of the pipeline between Lithuania and Poland.
The European Commission would be possibly willing to fund the project, the article informs. Continue reading
“Security guards detained two Canadians in their twenties shortly before noon on Saturday in possession of two spikes that held down the rails,” said Bartosz Bartyzel, a spokesman for the museum at the World War II camp. Continue reading
Poland’s presidential election frontrunner Bronislaw Komorowski appeared to win a first live television debate Sunday, according to an instant opinion poll of viewers. Continue reading
The junior partner in Polandâ€™s coalition government declined yesterday to back the main ruling partyâ€™s candidate in the presidential election, but a leading lawmaker said the decision did not threaten the coalition. Continue reading
Polandâ€™s governing party remains the most popular group in the country, according to a poll by GfK Polonia published inÂ Rzeczopolita. 44 per cent of respondents would vote for the Civic Platform (PO) in the next legislative election, down one point since May.
The opposition Law and Justice Party (PiS) is behind with 36 per cent, followed by the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) with eight per cent, and the Peasantâ€™s Party (PSL) with three per cent. Continue reading