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Populist president wins re-election in Poland

Jul 13, 2020 - 3:43 PM

(UPDATED) Incumbent Andrzej Duda won a new 5-year term with 51% in Sunday's vote against 49% for Warsaw's liberal mayor Rafal Trzaskowski

POLISH ELECTIONS. Polish President Andrzej Duda addresses supporters as exit poll results were announced during the presidential election in Pultusk, Poland, on July 12, 2020. Photo by Janek Skarzynski/AFP

Poland begins voting in election delayed by virus

Jun 28, 2020 - 3:22 PM

Incumbent Andrzej Duda is campaigning for reelection in a vote that could determine the future of the right-wing government that supports him

PRESIDENTIAL BETS. Mopeds enter a tunnel with election posters of Polish presidential elections candidates in a suburb of Warsaw, on June 25, 2020, a few days ahead of the presidential elections in Poland. Photo by Wojtek Radwanski/AFP

Germany asks Polish forgiveness 80 years after WWII outbreak

Sep 01, 2019 - 1:44 PM

'I bow my head before the Polish victims of Germany's tyranny. And I ask forgiveness, says German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

THE WAR. In this file photo taken on September 06, 1939, Germans tanks cross a river into Polish territory. Nazi forces invade Poland from the west on September 1, 1939, prompting Britain and France to declare war on Berlin two days later. Photo by AFP

Poland again demands war reparations from Germany

Oct 28, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Polish President Andrzej Duda says 'the damage caused during the war was never compensated for'

Polish President Andrzej Duda makes a statement to announce that he will veto controversial judicial reforms in Warsaw on July 24, 2017. The planned reforms, that would have increased political control over the judiciary, had prompted huge street protests and threats of unprecedented EU sanctions. / AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI

Poland's president signs controversial Holocaust bill into law

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:28 AM

Polish President Andrzej Duda signs into law a controversial Holocaust bill intended to safeguard Poland's image abroad but which has instead triggered an unprecedented diplomatic row

FACING THE MEDIA. Poland's President Andrzej Duda gives a press conference on February 6, 2018 in Warsaw to announces that he will sign into law a controversial Holocaust bill which has sparked tensions with Israel, the US and Ukraine. Janek Skarzynski/AFP

EU takes legal action against Poland over court reform

Jul 29, 2017 - 7:47 PM

The European Commission comes down hard on Warsaw to prevent what it says is not just an increasing threat to Poland s democratic standards but those across the 28 nation bloc

PROTESTS. In this file photo, protesters hold Polish and European Union flags as they take part in a demonstration in front of the Polish Supreme Court on July 21, 2017 in protest against new bill changing the judiciary system. Wojtek Radwanski/AFP

Polish president approves controversial reform, after vetoing two others

Jul 26, 2017 - 7:51 AM

President Andrzej Duda approves one of 3 controversial judicial reforms that have sparked huge street protests and threats of EU sanctions after vetoing the other two

People demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw after Poland's President made a statement to announce that he will veto controversial judicial reforms on July 24, 2017.  Janek Skarzynski/AFP

Polish president vetoes controversial court reforms

Jul 24, 2017 - 5:47 PM

This law would not strengthen the sense of justice in society the Polish president says in a speech

Polish President Andrzej Duda makes a statement to announce that he will veto controversial judicial reforms in Warsaw on July 24, 2017. Janek Skarzynski/AFP

Poland's senate approves controversial court reform

Jul 22, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Poland s senate approves a controversial reform of the Supreme Court despite warnings from the European Union appeals from Washington and massive street protests against the measure

OPPOSITION. Protesters hold candles and shout slogans as they take part in a demonstration in front of Polish Parliament as Polish Senators decide about a new bill changing the judiciary system, July 21, 2017. Wojtek Radwanski/AFP

Prince William, Kate on Brexit diplomacy tour of Poland, Germany

Jul 17, 2017 - 11:20 PM

The visit is not officially tied to British EU diplomatic relations but British media outlets have dubbed it the Brexit diplomacy tour

VISITING POLAND. Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge leave the presidential palace in Warsaw, on July 17, 2017. Photo by Janek Skarzynski/ AFP

Poland counting on 'reset' with France under Macron

May 13, 2017 - 11:21 PM

President Andrzej Duda says French President elect Emmanuel Macron told him he wanted good bilateral ties

RESET. Poland president hopes for a reset in the ties between France and Polance under the presidency of Emmanuel Macron. File photo by AFP

Poland president in crisis talks on 3rd day of protests

Dec 19, 2016 - 12:10 AM

President Andrzej Duda meets with opposition party chiefs to try to ease the escalating tensions

People shout slogans as anti-government protesters gather in front of the Constitutional Court to thank the outgoing head of court Andrzej Rzeplinski for his efforts to defend its independence, in Warsaw on December 18, 2016. Polish President Andrzej Duda was holding talks Sunday to try to end a seething political crisis which has seen mass anti-government protests across the country and a parliamentary blockade. / AFP PHOTO / Janek SKARZYNSKI

Newcomer Duda wins Polish presidential cliffhanger

May 25, 2015 - 8:29 AM

The result is a turnaround from expectations only a few weeks ago and gives a key indicator of the national mood ahead of an autumn parliamentary election in this heavyweight central European nation

ANDRZEJ DUDA. Presidential candidate Andrzej Duda (C) with his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda (R) and daughter Kinga Duda (L) react on the first projections during presidential election night in Warsaw, Poland, 24 May 2015.