The party of Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Thursday it would vote to have the country’s main opposition leader tried at a special tribunal on charges of leading a witch hunt against rivals while his party was in power. Continue reading
The disaster, which killed the country’s former president and his entourage, is still a source of major political tension.
Just when Poles thought the ghost of Smolensk had disappeared, up it popped again. Last week, Polish military authorities exhumed the body of another wrongly identified victim of the April 2010 airplane crash that killed Poland’s former president, his wife, and 94 other passengers — the third case so far this year. Continue reading
Suspicions among some in Poland that a 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and much of the country’s senior leadership was not an accident were revived on Tuesday by a disputed newspaper report suggesting that traces of explosives may have been found in the wreckage in western Russia. Continue reading
Polish military prosecutors on Tuesday denied a newspaper report that said investigators had found traces of explosives in the 2010 plane crash in Russia which killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. Continue reading
Polish investigators found traces of explosives on the wreckage of the government jet that crashed in Russia two years ago, killing Poland’s president and 95 others, daily Rzeczpospolita reported on Tuesday. Continue reading
Poland’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to Warsaw on Wednesday to protest against the release of photographs showing mangled bodies from a 2010 plane crash that killed the Polish president and 95 others.
Several Russian websites published photographs depicting what appeared to be the body of President Lech Kaczynski and partial remains of others who died when a government plane crashed in heavy fog in western Russia. Continue reading
ANTI-GOVERNMENT protests at the weekend saw an estimated 50,000 demonstrators in the streets of Warsaw, under the slogan “Wake up, Poland”. Most were supporters of Law and Justice, the biggest opposition party, which is eurosceptic and conservative on social issues such as abortion and gay rights, but veers towards socialism on economic policy. Continue reading
Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the Polish capital on Saturday, the start of an opposition drive to capitalise on the spluttering economy and try to loosen Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s grip on power.
Poland’s economy, the biggest in central Europe, has grown robustly even while its neighbours slipped into recession, handing Tusk high levels of support and leaving his opponents struggling to win credibility with voters. Continue reading
Tens of thousands of people marched through the center of the Polish capital Saturday in an anti-government rally organized by the conservative opposition hoping to unseat the country’s popular prime minister who it says has turned Poland’s democracy into a facade through his firm grip on power. Continue reading
The protest was organized by the conservative and nationalistic opposition party Law and Justice, led by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, as well as the Solidarity trade union and other groups. Continue reading