Monthly Archives: January 2012
Accusations that Joseph Stalin ordered thousands of captured Polish officers executed without trial at Katyn in 1940 are a violation of the Russian Constitution and an illegal slander against the Soviet leader, a lawyer for Stalin’s grandson Yevgeny Dzhugashvili said on Tuesday. Continue reading
B.C.’s new Taser laws may give police clear direction about when to use the weapon, but some critics say more laws are required to protect the public. Continue reading
Protesters mass in the streets of Poland’s Baltic port city of Gdansk, hurling Molotov cocktails at security forces as a tank advances — and the cameras roll.
Looking on is celebrated Polish director Andrzej Wajda, 85, whose latest film is a biopic about Lech Walesa, the communist-era Solidarity opposition leader who left an indelible mark on world history by helping bring down the Iron Curtain. Continue reading
Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski denied on Monday that Poland was planning to adopt the euro in 2015, after a senior European Union official said Warsaw was targeting that date to replace the zloty. Continue reading
France and Poland resolved a dispute that threatened to hold up a final deal on an EU fiscal pact at a summit on Monday, diplomats said.
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk had warned that he could not sign up to the treaty if his country was not given a seat on the table at every eurozone summit even though Poland has yet to adopt the euro. Continue reading
From January 26 to 28 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Arvydas Pocius was conducting a formal visit in Poland. Continue reading
Polish football fans have celebrated the launch of the biggest stadium for this year’s Euro 2012 finals with a free music festival and fireworks display. Continue reading
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has criticized the European Union’s proposed new fiscal compact, suggesting he will not vote in favor of it at an EU summit getting under way on January 30. Continue reading
Poland’s liberal Palikot’s Movement party will put a Guy Fawkes mask on the country’s giant statue of Jesus Christ to protest at an internet anti-piracy treaty, party leader Janusz Palikot said Monday. Continue reading