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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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Polish PM seeks visit to Russia for plane crash and Katyn anniversaries

Poland's prime minister said he wants to visit Russia to commemorate the victims of a World War Two massacre and 2010 plane crash, amid heightened tensions with Moscow after recent comments by Vladimir..
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Greenpeace activist applies for top job at Poland's coal-burning utility

Greenpeace activist, Pawel Szypulski, said on Thursday he was applying for the chief executive job at Poland's biggest utility PGE, with a plan to eliminate polluting coal from the group's power..
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Videos for Poland


Madsen survives heat to win South American leg of World Marathon Challenge [Video]Madsen survives heat to win South American leg of World Marathon Challenge

Kristina Madsen holds an eight minute lead going into the seventh marathon in seven days on seven continents.

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Europe on reset: Macron in Poland and new rules for new members [Video]Europe on reset: Macron in Poland and new rules for new members

Europe on reset: Macron in Poland and new rules for new members

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 07:21Published

Swede Mondo Duplantis sets new pole vault world record [Video]Swede Mondo Duplantis sets new pole vault world record

Swede Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis sets new pole vault world record of 6.17m at Copernicus Cup In poland

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Rally supports Polish government's controversial justice reforms [Video]Rally supports Polish government's controversial justice reforms

Rally supports Polish government's controversial justice reforms

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Skiers take part in cross-country race under the moonlight in Italy [Video]Skiers take part in cross-country race under the moonlight in Italy

Skiers take to the slopes at night for the South Tyrol Moonlight Classic in Italy

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:11Published

Macron: Poland, Germany and France to lead Europe after Brexit [Video]Macron: Poland, Germany and France to lead Europe after Brexit

Macron: Poland, Germany and France to lead Europe after Brexit

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:28Published

‘Leave history research to historians, not politicians': Israeli President in Auschwitz [Video]‘Leave history research to historians, not politicians': Israeli President in Auschwitz

The presidents of Israel and Poland call for the end of historical revisionism on Holocasut memorial day, after Vladimir Putin's latest comments regarding World War II. Adam Reed reports.

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Poland's president Andrzej Duda: "May the memory of the victims of the Holocaust live eternally" [Video]Poland's president Andrzej Duda: "May the memory of the victims of the Holocaust live eternally"

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 12:39Published

Liberator or Persecutor? How Poland sees the role of the Soviet Union in World War Two [Video]Liberator or Persecutor? How Poland sees the role of the Soviet Union in World War Two

Liberator or Persecutor? How Poland sees the role of the Soviet Union in World War Two

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:47Published

Hidden camera captures massive bisons in Poland forest [Video]Hidden camera captures massive bisons in Poland forest

Camera hidden in a Polish forest spots adult European bisons

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:39Published

75 years after, Holocaust survivor struggles to recover property in Poland [Video]75 years after, Holocaust survivor struggles to recover property in Poland

Lea Evron saw much of her family die during the Holocaust. Now living in New York, she is seeking restitution for the property her family once owned.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:15Published

Auschwitz-Birkenau as it's never been seen before [Video]Auschwitz-Birkenau as it's never been seen before

Drone footage captures the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau as the museum on the site prepares to mark 75 years since the camp's liberation by the Soviet Red Army during the closing months..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Mountain men in Poland bring in the New Year in full costume [Video]Mountain men in Poland bring in the New Year in full costume

Residents of Milowka disguise themselves as devils, bears and death as they parade through the village.View on euronews

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The Brief: Rule of law worries in Hungary and Poland [Video]The Brief: Rule of law worries in Hungary and Poland

The Brief: Rule of law worries in Hungary and Poland

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:58Published

Judge Igor Tuleya fights against judicial indolence in Poland [Video]Judge Igor Tuleya fights against judicial indolence in Poland

Judge Igor Tuleya has faced threats of violence as he fights the government's campaign to control the judicial system.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

Walking in a winter wonderland: deer stroll in snowy forest [Video]Walking in a winter wonderland: deer stroll in snowy forest

Forest ranger spots morning and evening walks of deer in a winter's fairytale landscape

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Culture wars: Art world reflects Poland's political divide [Video]Culture wars: Art world reflects Poland's political divide

Tension is high between liberals and conservatives in Poland.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published

Gillian Anderson's first interview about 'Sex Education' in Poland proved to be revealing [Video]Gillian Anderson's first interview about 'Sex Education' in Poland proved to be revealing

Gillian Anderson shares that her interview about 'Sex Education' revealed that in Poland the show has proved quite a responsibility, as they don't teach the subject at school.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:19Published

Eyewitness to horror: New York museum opens exhibit of art by Holocaust victims [Video]Eyewitness to horror: New York museum opens exhibit of art by Holocaust victims

Museum of Jewish Heritage's officials Elyse Buxbaum and Michael Morris highlight a new exhibit which "uses creativity in the face of depravity to share essential stories about life, after, and during,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:19Published

Poland forced to confront coal problem [Video]Poland forced to confront coal problem

Poland tops countries listed by EU special fund for those most disrupted by moving to cleaner industries.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Thousands protest in Warsaw against Poland’s 'muzzle-law' [Video]Thousands protest in Warsaw against Poland’s 'muzzle-law'

Demonstrations have been taking place in the Polish capital Warsaw against a controversial judiciary law.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:02Published

Meteor lights up night sky in Polish city [Video]Meteor lights up night sky in Polish city

CCTV captures a bright ball of light streaking across the sky above Poznan in western Poland

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:24Published

 

Wind rips roof off in Polish ski resort, killing mother and two daughters

A woman of 40 and her two daughters aged 15 and 21 were killed on Monday in Bukowina Tatrzanska, a ski resort in southern Poland, when high winds tore the roof off a ski rental shop.
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Polish judiciary changes are a 'destruction': EU commissioner

Poland's overhaul of its judiciary constitutes "destruction" not reform, EU Values and Transparency Commissioner Vera Jourova said in an interview published on Saturday, amid growing concern that..
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Activist aims to shame Polish towns opposed to LGBT community

An activist has begun photographing members of Poland's LGBT community next to a fake "LGBT-free zone" sign outside towns that passed motions rejecting what they call "LGBT ideology" or defending..
Reuters - Published

Poland to hold first round of presidential election on May 10

Poland will hold the first round of its presidential elections on May 10, the parliament speaker said on Wednesday, in a vote that will decide whether the ruling nationalists can further implement..
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France and Poland should consider nuclear energy cooperation: minister

France and Poland should consider cooperation in nuclear energy, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday, as central Europe's largest economy looks for ways to reduce its dependence on..
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Macron hopes for defense cooperation with Poland in Sahel, Libya

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he hopes for greater defense cooperation with Poland over Libya, as well as in Africa's Sahel, where it is fighting Islamist militants in the south of..
Reuters - Published

Macron emphasizes EU defense in bid to warm ties with Poland

French President Emmanuel Macron sought to reset relations with Poland in a visit on Monday, at a time when Britain's departure and an upsurge of nationalism are reshaping alliances and undermining..
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Poland plans to take part in European tank project: president

Poland wants to take part in a project to create a European tank, Presient Andrzej Duda told a news conference with France's President Emmanuel Macron during his Monday visit to Warsaw.
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Macron visits Poland in bid to reset frosty relations

French President Emmanuel Macron visits Poland on Monday and Tuesday in an effort to reset frosty relations at a time when the departure of Britain from the European Union is reshaping political..
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Paradise lost looms for German farmers as swine fever nears

The German state of Brandenburg has erected about 120 km (75 miles) of electric fencing to prevent wild boars infected with African swine fever (ASF) from straying across the border from Poland and..
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Days after Brexit, Macron visits Poland amid frosty ties

French President Emmanuel Macron visits Poland on Monday and Tuesday in an effort to reset frosty ties at a time when the departure of Britain from the European Union is reshaping political alliances..
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Eastern EU states threaten lawsuit over looming trucking reform

Poland, Bulgaria and other eastern European Union states are mulling a legal challenge to new road transport rules that would force their trucks to return home every eight weeks, a change they say..
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In Poland, France's Macron hopes to reset ties and build up business

When French President Emmanuel Macron toured eastern Europe just weeks after being elected in 2017, he shunned Poland and delivered a stinging attack on its leaders.
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Poland willing to mull compromise with EU on rule of law: justice minister

Poland is willing to consider a compromise with the European Union on its selection of judges under certain conditions, its justice minister said on Tuesday after talks with a senior EU official on..
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EU Commissioner says door for dialogue with Poland is open

The door for a dialogue between Poland and the European Union on judicial reform issues is open and the EU hopes to find a long-term solution to ongoing tensions, EU Values and Transparency..
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Poland, Israel condemn resurgent anti-Semitism at Auschwitz commemoration

The presidents of Israel and Poland called on Monday for greater efforts to combat anti-Semitism as the world marked 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp amid concerns over a..
Reuters - Published

Poland to sign $4.6 billion F-35 fighter jet deal: minister

Poland will sign a contract worth $4.6 billion for 32 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak tweeted on Monday.
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With anti-Semitism on the rise, Auschwitz liberation commemorated

World leaders join aging Holocaust survivors in Poland on Monday to mark 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, amid concerns over a global resurgence of..
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Rabbis call for removal of church at Auschwitz

Four U.S. rabbis led by New York's Avi Weiss gathered on Sunday in front of a church next to the Nazi German death camp at Birkenau in Poland arguing for its removal from a site where more than a..
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Poland accuses Brussels of double standards in judiciary row

Poland accused the European Union on Saturday of double standards for questioning the country's Constitutional Tribunal, intensifying a spat between Warsaw and Brussels ahead of a visit by the bloc's..
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In southern Poland, archaeologists discover WW2 plane wreck

Archaeologists have discovered the wreck of a U.S.-made bomber flown by the Soviet Red Army in World War Two, along with the remains of four crewmen killed when it crashed in southern Poland, private..
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EU executive 'very concerned' with developments in Polish courts

The European Commission said on Friday it was "very concerned" with the state of the rule of law in Poland where the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party overhauled the courts, precipitating..
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EU moves to suspend Poland's law to muzzle judges: court

The European Commission asked the Court of Justice of the European Union, the EU's highest court, for interim measures against Poland's new law to discipline judges for criticizing the government, the..
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Polish conflict over judges heats up after vote, court ruling

The conflict over judges in Poland deepened on Thursday, as a supreme court ruling and a parliament vote ratcheted up tensions over an issue that has set the country on a collision course with the..
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World leaders gather in Jerusalem for Auschwitz forum, without Poland

Dozens of world leaders will convene in Jerusalem on Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, amid a backdrop of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and..
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Polish art project marks sites of vanished Jewish cemeteries

An ethnologist and photographer are trying to recover a lost chapter of Poland's past by marking the sites of now vanished Jewish cemeteries with transparent 'headstones' and taking photographs of..
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75 years on, Holocaust survivors struggle to recover property in Poland

Lea Evron, 85, has only fragments of memories of the fur factory and the three-story apartment building her family owned before World War Two in Zywiec, a small town in southern Poland.
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EU raps Russia for saying Poland helped start World War Two

The European Commission said on Wednesday it would not tolerate distortion of historic facts after Russia suggested Poland was partly responsible for starting World War Two and said it would challenge..
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Poland says EU has no grounds to question Polish judiciary reforms

The European Union has no grounds to question Poland's judiciary reforms, its government spokesman said on Tuesday.
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EU executive asks EU top court to suspend work of Poland's supreme court disciplinary chamber

The European Commission decided on Tuesday to ask the EU's top court to suspend the functioning of the disciplinary chamber of Poland's Supreme Court.
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Thousands protest against Poland's plan to discipline judges

Thousands of people, including judges and lawyers from many EU member states, marched through Warsaw on Saturday to protest against what they say are government attempts to curb the powers of the..
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EU's top judge warns Poland over overhaul of judiciary

Europe's top judge issued a veiled warning to Poland on Thursday over its overhaul of the judiciary, saying there is no place in the European Union for countries that do not have independent courts.
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No Polish troops in Iraq hurt in Iranian missile attacks: minister

No Polish troops stationed in Iraq were hurt in Iranian missile attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq, Poland's Defence Minister said on Wednesday.
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Poland's president says he won't attend Holocaust event in Israel

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday he had declined an Israeli invitation to attend a Holocaust memorial event this month as organizers would not allow him to speak there, even though others..
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Poland's Senate speaker to seek EU advice on judicial reforms

Poland's Senate speaker will go to Brussels on Wednesday to consult European Union officials over how to limit the damage from Warsaw's latest clash with its EU partners over reforms of the judiciary.
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Poland hit by bird flu outbreak on turkey farms

Bird flu has been detected in turkeys in eastern Poland, authorities said on Wednesday, and local media reported that the outbreak could require up to 40,000 birds to be slaughtered.
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Israeli convicted of assault for spitting on Polish envoy

An Israeli who confessed to spitting on Poland's ambassador at a time of heightened tensions between the countries was convicted on Monday of assault, an offence that could carry up to two years in..
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Poland's top court says suspended judge can resume work

A Polish judge suspended for questioning the ruling party's judicial reforms may return to work, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, in a case that brought thousands of protesters onto the streets in a..
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Poland lower house adopts judiciary reform despite EU concerns

Poland's lower house of parliament approved the latest reform of the judiciary on Friday, despite the European Commission calling it to hold off adopting a law which it says would imperil the rule of..
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Poland's ruling nationalists signal they could weaken court reforms

Poland's ruling nationalists signaled on Thursday they plan to water down legislation allowing for judges to be disciplined for questioning judicial reforms, in an apparent attempt to ease a dispute..
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Thousands in Poland protest against latest judicial reforms

Thousands gathered in cities across Poland on Wednesday to protest against a proposal by the ruling nationalists that would allow for judges to be fired if they question the legitimacy of the..
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Poland could exit EU over judicial reform clash: top Polish court

Poland could end up leaving the European Union because of plans by the ruling nationalists that would allow judges to be fired if they question the legitimacy of the government's judicial reforms, the..
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Poland's main opposition picks moderate veteran for presidential vote

Poland's main opposition group, the center-right Civic Platform (PO), picked a party veteran known for building consensus on Saturday as its contender to unseat nationalist ally Andrzej Duda in a..
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Poland sees limited room for Russia diplomacy, despite Macron overtures

Poland sees limited room for diplomacy and dialogue with Russia, a senior Polish official said, despite attempts by French President Emmanuel Macron to persuade Warsaw to rethink its relationship with..
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EU leaves Poland out of 2050 climate deal after standoff

The European Union left Poland out of a 2050 climate neutrality agreement on Friday after hours of summit haggling with three poorer eastern member states that demanded more funds for economic..
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Merkel broadly content with EU pledge for climate neutrality

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was broadly happy that EU leaders had committed to climate-neutrality by 2050, while acknowledging that Poland would need another six months to fully sign up.
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Latest EU summit draft would leave Poland out of 2050 target - sources

The latest proposal for an EU summit decision on achieving climate neutrality by 2050 would leave Poland out of the target, according to two officials and a diplomat with the bloc who spoke under..
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East-West row upsets EU's grand climate plan

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic clashed with Western European nations on Thursday over the EU's bold new push for climate neutrality by 2050, demanding funds for their energy transition to lower..
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