Monthly Archives: March 2011
Along with nationwide prayers on Sunday the Church has also organised a two-day retreat for drivers where they can reflect upon their attitude when they get behind a wheel. Continue reading
Polandâ€™s cash-strapped government is embarking on another ambitious privatisation programme that will see a leading coal company brought to market later this year as well as the sale of part of PKO BP, the government-owned bank that is Polandâ€™s largest financial institution. Continue reading
UEFA have admitted Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland face a ‘huge image problem’ over their hooliganism.
Martin Kallen, UEFA’s director of Euro 2012, said there are hooligan outbreaks at just about every league match in Poland, who are hosting the tournament with neighbours Ukraine, and 60 Polish fans were detained after throwing bottles, flares and benches at police during the friendly in Lithuania last week. Continue reading
Poland is shelving plans to compensate former property owners — among them Holocaust survivors — for assets confiscated during the communist period.
The announcement by Poland’s state treasury was met with “shock and dismay” by the World Jewish Restitution Organization, which represents survivors and their heirs. Continue reading
Six letters written by 19th century composer and pianist Frederic Chopin, thought to have been lost since World War II, were Thursday revealed by the Polish museum dedicated to the musical icon.
Warsawâ€™s Chopin Museum said that it spent almost a decade trying to obtain the letters and dozens of other documents related to the composer after getting wind of them in 2003. Continue reading
The former world ski jump champion Adam Malysz is retiring, and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski was among thousands of fans gathering in the southern ski resort of Zakopane for festivities to mark the end of his career. Continue reading
The camp gate is still there, with its cruelly ironic inscription, Arbeit macht frei â€” work makes you free.
And so is much of the rest of World War IIâ€™s deadliest Nazi death camp: the barbed wire, the crematoria, the vats of discarded shoes and spectacles, the walls of victimsâ€™ photographs. Continue reading
A few years ago, Robert Wegrzyn’s off-color joke about gays and lesbians would just have gotten a grin. Now it might cost the Polish member of parliament his job. The shift is a sign of changing mores in what is still arguably one of the European Union’s most anti-gay countries. Continue reading
The European Commission has closed three separate infringement procedures against Poland covering different aspects of EU equality legislation. The Commission successfully concluded the cases after Poland adopted a new anti-discrimination law. Two of the cases had reached the Court of Justice, while the third had not yet reached the judicial stage. Continue reading
Five Polish nurses began a hunger strike Tuesday inside the Polish parliament, after nearly a week of occupying its gallery in protest at new work contracts they say will increase their workload and worsen health care standards. Continue reading