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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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Gdansk Stadium empty in week it should have hosted Europa League final [Video]

Gdansk Stadium empty in week it should have hosted Europa League final

May 27 should have been the day Gdansk hosted the Europa League final but like so many other sports events it was postponed by UEFA due to the novel coronavirus.

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MEPs call for 'decisive action' over rule of law in Poland [Video]

MEPs call for 'decisive action' over rule of law in Poland

MEPs call for 'decisive action' over rule of law in Poland

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From the red carpet to the drive-in at Cannes [Video]

From the red carpet to the drive-in at Cannes

The Riviera resort of Cannes should have been playing host to the world's biggest names in film. Instead, with its annual film festival postponed and the red carpet rolled up, locals made do with a..

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Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure [Video]

Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure

A recent study links eating at least two daily servings of dairy to lower cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic syndrome).The observed associations were strongest for..

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Poland's presidential election cancelled with just four days to go [Video]

Poland's presidential election cancelled with just four days to go

Poland's presidential election cancelled with just four days to go

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Poland celebrates Constitution Day as criticism grows over postal Presidential vote legislation [Video]

Poland celebrates Constitution Day as criticism grows over postal Presidential vote legislation

Poland celebrates Constitution Day as criticism grows over postal Presidential vote legislation

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Poland's all-postal presidential vote 'dangerously undermines' democracy, warns HRW [Video]

Poland's all-postal presidential vote 'dangerously undermines' democracy, warns HRW

Poland's government has moved ahead with plans to hold the presidential election on May 10 via a new mail-in system. Human Rights Watch says the moved would not deliver "free, and fair" elections.View..

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Find out why Poland's pig farmers are concerned about their livelihoods [Video]

Find out why Poland's pig farmers are concerned about their livelihoods

African Swine Fever, ASF, is a disease transmitted from wild boar to farmed pigs. There's no risk to us, ASF can't infect humans, but it does cause huge economic problems and Poland is currently on..

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In New Orleans, roving violinist brings joy to isolated residents [Video]

In New Orleans, roving violinist brings joy to isolated residents

When pedicab operator Sarah Grant and French Quarter street violinist Anna Roznowska realized in March their lifestyles were threatened by New Orleans' stay-at-home order, they were initially at a..

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Poland holds virtual protests against abortion bill during COVID-19 lockdown [Video]

Poland holds virtual protests against abortion bill during COVID-19 lockdown

Poland holds virtual protests against abortion bill during COVID-19 lockdown

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Speeding car takes flight after hitting roundabout in Poland [Video]

Speeding car takes flight after hitting roundabout in Poland

A car takes flight after it hit a roundabout at high speed in a Polish village. Luckily the driver escaped without serious injury.

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Katyn massacre: Tensions continue between Russia and Poland [Video]

Katyn massacre: Tensions continue between Russia and Poland

Why plans to mark the end of World War II are renewing tensions between Poland and Russia.

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Coronavirus in Europe: Migrants in Poland being hit hardest by life on lockdown [Video]

Coronavirus in Europe: Migrants in Poland being hit hardest by life on lockdown

There are nearly two million migrant workers in Poland. Most have lost jobs during the pandemic and some are frantically trying to find a way home.View on euronews

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Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees [Video]

Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees

The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic had broken the law by refusing to host refugees to help ease the burden on southern states such as Greece..

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Poland's ruling party sees June 28 as deadline for presidential vote

The last possible date that Poland could hold a presidential election on is June 28, the leader of the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party said on Wednesday, amid deepening conflict..
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Poland's presidential vote necessary by June 28: ruling party

The last possible date that Poland could hold a presidential election on is June 28, the leader of the country's ruling nationalists Law and Justice (PiS) Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on Wednesday.
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Poland to scrap compulsory outdoor masks, reopen cinemas as coronavirus abates

Poles will be allowed to go outside without protective masks from May 30 and cinemas, theatres and gyms will reopen on June 6, the government said on Wednesday, part of a steady lifting of restrictions..
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Poland's PM is confident presidential vote will be held in June

Poland's presidential election will be held in June, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday, amid speculation that a spat over legislation on the way the vote will be conducted may push..
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Poland to scrap obligation to wear masks on May 30

Poles will be allowed to go out in public without protective masks on from May 30 and cinemas, theatres, swimming pools and gyms will reopen on June 6, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on..
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Poland's nationalists accuse opposition of more delays in election row

Poland's governing nationalists on Tuesday accused opposition lawmakers of trying for a second time to delay a presidential election, after the speaker of the Senate said it would not reconvene to..
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Ukrainian workers start returning to Poland as lockdown eases

Coronavirus or no, Vadym Diachenko needed no persuading when an employment agency offered to fly him back to Poland from his native Ukraine to work at a meatpacking plant.
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Patriotic Poles led astray by mis-labelled Ukrainian cucumbers

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

Conservative Polish President Andrzej Duda has seen his lead narrow sharply ahead of an election expected to take place in coming weeks, opinion polls have shown, after preparations for a May 10 ballot..
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Poland to extend ban on international flights until June 6

Poland plans to extend a ban on international flights by two weeks until June 6 due to the coronavirus pandemic, state-run news agency PAP said on Friday citing infrastructure ministry documents.
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Germany calls on Poland, Czech Republic to open borders soon

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Saturday called on Poland and the Czech Republic to fully open their borders soon to enable the free flow of people and goods.
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Miners in Poland's Silesia region to go back to work next week: PM

Miners in Poland's Silesia region, which has seen the largest concentration of coronavirus cases in the country, will be able to return to work on Monday and Tuesday, Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz..
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Poland appoints conservative interim Supreme Court head in judicial turmoil

Poland's president appointed an ultra-conservative as new interim head of the Supreme Court on Friday after his predecessor resigned, deepening judicial and political turmoil ahead of a controversial..
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Poland's interim top judge resigns in Supreme Court turmoil

The interim head of Poland's Supreme Court resigned on Friday, deepening judicial and political turmoil in a country struggling to choose its top judge and decide when presidential elections that were..
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Poland to extend school closures for most children

Schools in Poland will stay closed until the end of the academic year on June 26, the deputy education minister said on Thursday, with only day care for young children provided as the country tries to..
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Poland to reopen restaurants and hairdressers on May 18

Poland will reopen restaurants and hairdressers on May 18 as it begins easing coronavirus-linked restrictions, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday.
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Poland's Senate says in no hurry to review rules on election voting procedures

Poland's upper house of parliament will take however much time it need to review legislation for voting procedures in the country's upcoming presidential election, the Senate speaker said.
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Poland to keep borders closed for foreigners until June 12

Poland will extend its strict border controls until June 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic, its Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.
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Polish opposition threatens to block plans for rescheduled election

Poland's main opposition grouping threatened on Tuesday to block planning for a delayed presidential election after the ruling coalition proposed a bill to allow both voting in-person and by postal..
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Poland to reconsider mail-only presidential election, sources say

Poland's ruling coalition plans to propose legislation on Monday to allow both postal and in-person voting in a presidential election postponed from last Sunday, sources said, as it seeks political..
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Four Tajik men accused of militant recruitment in Poland

Four Tajik men have been detained in Poland on charges of trying to recruit Muslim converts to carry out militant attacks, authorities said on Monday.
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Poland to announce new election date within two weeks

The head of Poland's electoral commission said on Sunday that the parliament speaker had 14 days to declare the date of a new presidential election in place of a Sunday vote that while never officially..
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Poland has 14 days to announce new presidential vote date: electoral commission

The head of Poland's electoral commission said on Sunday that the speaker of parliament had 14 days to declare the date of a new presidential election.
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Poland's electoral commission confirms Sunday election won't happen

Poland's electoral commission said on Thursday a presidential election could not be held on Sunday, while the lower house of parliament gave the green light for the vote to be held by post at a later..
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Polish parliament clears postal vote for divisive election

Poland's lower house of parliament gave the green light on Thursday for a presidential election to be held by postal vote following a dispute over whether voting could take place during the coronavirus..
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Poland to test 1,000 miners a day as coronavirus grips coal region

Poland plans to test 1,000 miners a day at drive-through sites to check whether they have been infected with the coronavirus as data show a rapid growth in new cases in the coal region.
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Poland's president says he hopes for election as soon as possible

Poland's President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday that he hopes the country's presidential election will be held as soon as possible, after members of the ruling alliance agreed to postpone the vote..
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Polish parliament backs law allowing election to be held by postal ballot

The Polish lower house of parliament, the Sejm, approved on Thursday government-sponsored legislation that would allow the country's presidential election to go ahead by postal ballot, according to..
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Polish presidential election not before June, deputy PM says

Poland's presidential election will be held in June at the earliest, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin said on Thursday, hours after the governing nationalists decided that voting would..
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Polish ruling parties strike deal to postpone presidential vote

Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and its junior coalition partner reached a deal to allow for a presidential election scheduled for Sunday to be held at a later date, the two parties said in..
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Poland's ruling parties reach deal to postpone election: statement

Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and its junior coalition partner have reached a deal to postpone the May 10 presidential vote and hold it at a later date via postal ballots, the two..
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Polish preschools drawn into row over virus-hit election

Warsaw preschool director Beata Mizerska says she understands why the city's liberal local council ordered her nursery to stay closed, despite Poland's conservative government allowing nurseries to..
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Poland raises prospect of snap election in standoff over presidential vote

Poland may need to dissolve parliament and hold a snap election unless lawmakers allow a presidential vote, which the government wants to hold by postal ballot during the coronavirus crisis, the prime..
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Poland must ensure free and fair presidential vote, EU says

The European Union's executive on Wednesday said Poland must ensure "free and fair" elections, as the bloc's largest ex-communist country is locked in a spiralling political crisis over a presidential..
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Polish Senate rejects postal election rules ahead of May 10 ballot

The Polish Senate on Tuesday rejected a government proposal to conduct a presidential election scheduled for May 10 as a postal ballot because of the coronavirus pandemic, in a widely anticipated..
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Polish Senate rejects rules allowing postal presidential vote

The Polish Senate on Tuesday rejected government-sponsored legislation that would allow for a postal vote during a presidential election scheduled for May 10, in a widely anticipated decision.
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Poland's Senate leader accuses ruling PiS of election-by-post 'trickery'

The head of Poland's opposition-led Senate on Tuesday accused the ruling nationalists of "procedural trickery" to force through a May presidential election by postal ballot amid the coronavirus..
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Poland's May 10 presidential election hangs in balance

The Polish Senate starts an acrimonious debate on Tuesday on legislation that would allow a presidential election scheduled for May 10 to be held entirely by postal ballot instead of at polling..
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Postal workers raise alarm over hasty Polish mail vote

Poland's postal workers are growing increasingly concerned as the country prepares for its first presidential election by mail on Sunday, arguing they are not equipped to carry out the vote safely and..
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Poland's ruling party eyes presidential vote on May 17 or 23

Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party hinted on Monday that it may have to delay the May 10 presidential election by a week or two, after criticism that it is putting political gains ahead of..
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Poland sees coronavirus reproduction rate slowing: health ministry

The novel coronavirus reproduction rate in Poland is falling and authorities expect it to reach 1 in the coming days, the health ministry said on Monday.
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Poland lifts quarantine rule for workers, students who often enter from neighbouring states

People working or studying close to the Polish border will be able to cross it regularly again as of May 4 without needing to undergo a two-week quarantine, Poland's prime minister said on Thursday.
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Poland's Supreme Court chief and top government critic retires

Poland's Supreme Court chief Malgorzata Gersdorf ended a six-year term on Thursday, opening the way for the ruling nationalists to pick a supporter of their contested judiciary overhaul to replace her.
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Polish president selects acting Supreme Court head

Polish President Andrzej Duda nominated a former official from the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) government's Justice Ministry as acting head of the Supreme Court on Thursday, to pick a replacement..
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Top Polish government critic, Supreme Court chief retires

Poland's Supreme Court chief Malgorzata Gersdorf ends a six-year term on Thursday, opening way for the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) government to pick a supporter of its contested judiciary..
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Polish ombudsman asks court to block presidential election plan

Poland's human rights commissioner sought a court order on Wednesday to block government preparations to hold a presidential election on May 10 by postal ballot, saying they were a "gross violation" of..
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Russia flies nuclear-capable bombers over Baltic Sea in training exercise

Russia has flown two nuclear-capable Tu-160 strategic bombers over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea, the Russian Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday, a move that prompted Finland, Denmark, Poland..
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EU opens new legal case against Poland over muzzling judges

The European Union's executive on Wednesday started a new legal case against the nationalist Polish government for muzzling judges in the bloc's largest ex-communist country.
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Poland to reopen hotels and shopping malls on May 4

Polish hotels and shopping malls will reopen on May 4 and pre-schools will have the option to open on May 6, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday, part of efforts to ease restrictions..
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Poland's PM calls on Senate to speed up work on election legislation

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has called on the upper house of the parliament, the Senate, to speed up work that would enable holding the presidential election on May 10 via a postal vote.
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