Copyright Czarek Sokolowski/Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.All rights reserved.Poland wants to spend €36 billion in European money aimed at mitigating the impact of the pandemic, even though it blocked the original proposal over concerns at a so-called rule of law mechanism.Warsaw - together with Budapest - was previously opposed to the punitive apparatus designed to stop the funds from being given out if member states are found to have violated the bloc's democratic principles.
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They join a contingent traditionally composed of retired firefighters.Krakow in Poland has recruited two more trumpeters to play the city’s trademark bugle call every hour from the tower in St Mary’s Basilica as it prepares to welcome back tourists.They join a contingent traditionally composed of retired firefighters who are physically fit and good musicians.
Is Poland on your bucket list? If not, it will be when you see these amazing photos of its epic landscapes and castles (with one starring in Henry Cavill series The Witcher)
There can be few better adverts for a trip to Poland than this set of photographs.They come courtesy of Karol Nienartowicz, from Krakow, who you won't be surprised to learn is a professional photographer.His images capture Poland's most enticing aspects, from its fairy-tale castles and fascinating cities to its epic mountains, stunning lakes and lush green meadows.
A top European Union legal advisor argued that Poland's way of disciplining judges is contrary to EU law A top European Union legal advisor argued Thursday Poland's way of disciplining judges is contrary to EU law — a view the Polish government denounced as a politically motivated attack on the country's sovereignty.
The EU's highest court looks likelier to deal another blow to Poland's controversial judicial reforms.In an opinion released on Thursday, Evgeni Tanchev, the European Court of Justice's advocate general, said the changes were "contrary to EU law".The ECJ still has to rule on the case and won't necessarily follow Tanchev's view.
European Union policy makers are likely to propose national targets on expanding renewable energy to try to ensure the bloc achieves its goals on cutting emissions, a senior official said on Wednesday.The European Commission is drafting a major package of climate change policies to be unveiled in July to cut greenhouse gas emissions faster across all sectors of the economy.
MANCHESTER UNITED and Arsenal fans are hoping to be able to attend the Europa League final in Poland later this month - if they both qualify of course.Gdansk is gearing up to host the showpiece final on May 26 with up to 10,000 supporters at the 41,000-seat arena.
A woman who credits music for giving her the strength to leave an abusive relationship has started a community cafe to help others.Luiza Moir was born in a tiny village in communist Poland and became involved in an abusive relationship in her twenties.The situation almost led her to take her own life but she says music and songwriting saved her.
Mark McGowan is set to extend Western Australia's emergency powers until 2022 to allow for more border closures and Covid restrictions
.No new local cases have been recorded for a fourth straight day after a hotel security guard and his two housemates tested positive on the weekend.WA Health on Wednesday said test results had confirmed that a man in his 30s who returned a weak positive test result this week was a historical case.
(Reuters) - Poland's lower house of parliament on Tuesday approved legislation essential to the European Union's 750-billion-euro ($901 billion) COVID-19 recovery fund, bringing the 27-nation bloc a step closer to implementing the plan.EU governments approved the recovery fund last year to help member states bounce back from the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The state is, however, planning to lift most of its other COVID-19 restrictions on May 31, Wolf said.This is a developing story.Please check back for more details.Read the original article on Business Insider
(Reuters) - Poles rushed to clothes shops and DIY stores on Tuesday as the government eased coronavirus restrictions after the number of new infections fell.New cases dropped sharply over the month of April and the government began reopening the economy in May, starting with the youngest children returning to school and reopening shopping malls and museums.
An LGBT+ activist comforts an elderly woman who kissed her feet at a protest in Warsaw, Poland (Screenshot: Radio Maryja) There was a rare moment of peace amid Poland’s deluge of homophobic hate as an elderly woman kissed the feet of an LGBT+ activist protesting in Warsaw.
As long as the virus is not eradicated everywhere in the world, there will always be a danger of the rise and spread of new variants Now that Britain and the US are crossing the 50% threshold of their populations vaccinated with the first dose, are they reaching herd immunity and can things return to normal soon?