Polish opposition leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, is playing with the primal fears and cultural resentment of his countrymen toward Germans and Russians for his own political gain – and not without success. Continue reading
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
Poland’s conservative opposition Law and Justice party could win a parliamentary election, an opinion poll showed, but would likely have problems building a majority government when the next election is due in 2015. 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
Poland’s conservative opposition Law and Justice party said Monday it would try to oust Prime Minister Donald Tusk this year in a vote of no confidence and proposed an academic without political experience to head a government that would slow the pace of fiscal tightening. 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
Poland’s conservative opposition party Law and Justice (PiS) on Wednesday sought prison terms for physicians who carry out in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
According to the two draft laws tabled by the party in parliament Wednesday, physicians should be sentenced to up to two years in prison for performing IVF, while the patient would not be punished. Continue reading