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Poland: Country in Central Europe
Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative subdivisions, covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres (120,733 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With a population of nearly 38.5 million people, Poland is the fifth most populous member state of the European Union. Poland's capital and largest metropolis is Warsaw. Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin.

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Belarusians in Poland join protests against President Lukashenko [Video]

Belarusians in Poland join protests against President Lukashenko

Thousands of Belarusians living in Poland joined the protests on Saturday, some of them waving banners with the slogan "Belarusian Life Matters."

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:15Published

U.S. and Poland set to sign defence pact [Video]

U.S. and Poland set to sign defence pact

[NFA] U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo arrived in Warsaw on Saturday morning to sign the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with Poland's President Andrzej Duda. The deal will mean the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 00:59Published
Poland's Anti-LGBTQ Movement Sparks Mass Protests [Video]

Poland's Anti-LGBTQ Movement Sparks Mass Protests

Demonstrators turned out in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday to protest anti-LGBT movement. These views are being promoted by the government as well as the detention of pro-LGBT protesters...

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[CDATA[Greenpeace activists climb onto roof of Poland's Environment Ministry in protest]] [Video]

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Greenpeace activists climb onto roof of Poland's Environment Ministry in protest [Video]

Greenpeace activists climb onto roof of Poland's Environment Ministry in protest

The NGO is demanding more action from the government to protect Poland's forests from logging schemes.View on euronews

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EU funding withheld from six Polish towns over 'LGBTQ-free' zones [Video]

EU funding withheld from six Polish towns over 'LGBTQ-free' zones

EU funding withheld from six Polish towns over 'LGBTQ-free' zones

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Cuts to EU Just Transition Fund put pressure on fossil fuel phase-out [Video]

Cuts to EU Just Transition Fund put pressure on fossil fuel phase-out

A fund meant to help regions like Poland's Silesia, largely based around coal-mining, has been cut by EU leaders. MEPs want to see climate objectives prioritised amid the coronavirus recovery.View on..

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Istanbul Convention: Poland's plan to quit domestic violence treaty causes concern [Video]

Istanbul Convention: Poland's plan to quit domestic violence treaty causes concern

Human rights experts are calling on Warsaw to change course – and on the European Union to toughen up.View on euronews

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Poland To Exit Treaty Designed To End Domestic Violence And Discrimination Against Women [Video]

Poland To Exit Treaty Designed To End Domestic Violence And Discrimination Against Women

Poland is to begin the process of withdrawing from a European treaty aimed at combating violence against women. Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro announced Saturday that Poland will exit the Council of..

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Poland to withdraw from European treaty aimed at preventing violence towards women [Video]

Poland to withdraw from European treaty aimed at preventing violence towards women

The Polish government says it will withdraw from the Istanbul Convention - a European treaty aimed at preventing violence against womenView on euronews

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EU survives COVID talks but not unscathed [Video]

EU survives COVID talks but not unscathed

Tense recovery talks have revealed deep political fractures in the European Union, questioning its ability to stay unified. Megan Revell reports.

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This week in the EU: Turkey tensions, Polish elections and vaccine politics [Video]

This week in the EU: Turkey tensions, Polish elections and vaccine politics

This week in the EU: Turkey tensions, Polish elections and vaccine politics

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Bulgaria protests should make Europe fear 'another Poland or Hungary' [Video]

Bulgaria protests should make Europe fear 'another Poland or Hungary'

Bulgaria protests should make Europe fear 'another Poland or Hungary'

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Polish gay activists' fears after Duda vote win [Video]

Polish gay activists' fears after Duda vote win

For Jakub Kwiecinski and Dawid Mycek, Polish gay couple and LGBT activists, the election win of incumbent president Andrzej Duda comes with fear and disappointment. Joe Davies reports.

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Duda re-elected in Poland as new EU battles loom [Video]

Duda re-elected in Poland as new EU battles loom

Polish President Andrzej Duda has won five more years in power on a deeply conservative platform after a closely fought election that is likely to deepen the country's isolation in the European Union...

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Poles vote in knife-edge presidential election [Video]

Poles vote in knife-edge presidential election

Incumbent president Andrezj Duda is facing off against liberal Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski in a presidential election that could determine Poland's future relationship with the European Union. David..

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Turkey continues to block a NATO defence plan for Poland and Baltic states despite a deal last year between Turkey's president and allied leaders, three allied diplomats and a French defence official..
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Polish president may visit U.S. after Trump troop announcement: media

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Poland's Jewish leaders deplore stigmatisation of LGBT people

Jewish community leaders in Warsaw on Tuesday voiced their opposition to the "dehumanising" language they say is being used against LGBT (lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender) people in Poland's..
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Polish opposition pressures government over medical purchases

Poland's opposition demanded answers on Monday over a government deal for medical ventilators to help combat the coronavirus, saying the contract was worth 250 million zlotys ($63.7 million) but the..
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LGBT activists protest at Polish president's campaign rally

About a hundred protesters held up banners at an election rally for the Polish president on Monday, after he said over the weekend that LGBT "ideology" was more destructive than communist doctrine,..
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Polish judges complain to ECHR over Supreme Court independence

A Polish barrister and two judges have filed complaints against Poland alleging a lack of independence in the country's Supreme Court, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said on Monday.
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Polish president says foreign media took LGBT comments "out of context"

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Sunday asked international media to "stop distributing fake news" after extensive coverage of a campaign speech in which he compared what he called LGBT "ideology" to..
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Poland and U.S. deny that Fort Trump proposal is bogged down

Some members of Poland's government on Friday denied a Reuters report saying talks over a U.S.-Polish defense deal known as Fort Trump were crumbling amid disputes over how to fund the deployment of..
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Polish president compares 'LGBT ideology' to Soviet indoctrination

Poland's president compared LGBT "ideology" to communist doctrine in a campaign speech on Saturday, as LGBT rights become a hotly debated issue ahead of a June 28 presidential election in the staunchly..
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For gay stars of banned condom ad, no let-up in Poland's LGBT rights clampdown

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Poland to open EU borders on Saturday, PM says

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Polish president says he would ban LGBT teaching in schools

President Andrzej Duda vowed on Wednesday to ban teaching about LGBT issues in Poland's schools in an apparent pitch to his conservative base during an increasingly tight race for the June 28..
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Poland seizes three tonnes of cocaine worth $761 million

Polish authorities have seized more than three tonnes of cocaine hidden in barrels of frozen pineapple pulp and with a street value of around 3 billion zlotys ($760.9 million), in a record haul for the..
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Poland plans no new restrictions despite hike in coronavirus infections

Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz said on Monday that she saw no need to introduce new restrictions or re-instate previous ones despite a sudden hike in new infections over the weekend.
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Poland to extend ban on international flights to June 16

Poland plans to extend a ban on international flights until June 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic, state-run news agency PAP said late on Friday, citing a government decree.
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Warsaw hopes some U.S. troops based in Germany will be moved to Poland

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday he hoped that some of the U.S. troops that are set to be removed from Germany will be reassigned to Poland.
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Poland and the Baltic states will open their borders to each other next week in an easing of coronavirus travel restrictions, Lithuanian Prime Minister said on Friday after a video conference with his..
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Polish government wins confidence vote before presidential election

Poland's nationalist government won a vote of confidence in parliament on Thursday which it called to shore up its authority before a presidential election.
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Poland's prime minister unexpectedly asked parliament on Thursday for a vote of confidence in government, a move seen as an attempt to bolster his nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party ahead of a..
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Poland sets June 28 date for rescheduled presidential election

Poland picked June 28 on Wednesday as a new date for a presidential election that was cancelled last month amid the coronavirus pandemic, setting the stage for a short campaign that could weaken the..
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Poland to hold presidential election on June 28

Poland will hold a presidential election on June 28, lower house of parliament speaker Elzbieta Witek said on Wednesday, setting a new date for a ballot initially planned for May 10.
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Polish parliament passes presidential election bill, date still to be fixed

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Polish Senate passes election bill, setting stage for June vote

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Ukrainian workers start returning to Poland as lockdown eases

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Seeking to appeal to patriotic Poles, local supermarket Biedronka has been mis-labelling goods including Belgian carrots and Ukrainian cucumbers as home grown, Poland's anti-monopoly office said on..
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Polish president's lead in polls narrows sharply ahead of election

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