Poles celebrate Holy Saturday

Today is Holy Saturday - the last day of Holy Week, which precedes the Feast of the Resurrection. It is also a time of reflection and mourning for the crucified Jesus Christ. Traditionally in the Polish Catholic Church on this day, we bless our Easter food baskets and visit the Holy Sepulcher.

Błaszczak: Thanks to the soldiers of the Territorial Defence Force, Poland is stronger

Thanks to the TDF (Wojska Obrony Terytorialnej - WOT) soldiers, Poland is stronger, more resistant to threats, said Minister of Defense Mariusz Błaszczak in Grudziądz. He added that this formation helps Poles in many difficult, sudden and tragic situations.

The prime minister awarded with an honorary distinction. “I can only wear it as a modest soldier”

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki received the Silver Cross of Fighting Solidarity (Solidarność Walcząca). In his short speech, the head of the government compared the "political class wanting a better Poland" to the national football team. "They are trying, they are fighting and it is - I would say - getting better (...), but something is still missing. There is no good cooperation," said Morawiecki.

On September 1, students will return to full-time education

On September 1, I am convinced of this - and everything indicates it - we are returning to work in schools, to full-time education, said Przemysław Czarnek, the head of the ministry of education and science, on Friday in Sieradz.

Vote of no-confidence fails

The opposition’s attempt to dismiss Speaker of the Parliament Ryszard Terlecki and three government ministers, Michał Dworczyk, Jacek Sasin and Mariusz Kamiński, has failed. The ruling coalition managed to maintain a united front in the voting process and overcame the very narrow margin which grants it a parliamentary majority. The vote was preceded by an unusually heated debate.

President: At the end of June, Polish Army will leave Afghanistan

"According to the decisions of allies, we decided not to extend the mission of the Polish Military Contingent in Afghanistan. At the end of June we complete our military commitment to the largest NATO operation in history," President Andrzej Duda reported.
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Cyber ​​attack on Poles. It's about 4,350 e-mail addresses. The trace leads to the Russian services

"The Internal Security Agency and the Military Counterintelligence Service determined that the list of the targets of the social engineering attack included at least 4,350 e-mail addresses belonging to Polish citizens. The services have information about the connections between the aggressors and the activities of the Russian secret services," reported the spokesman of the minister coordinator of special services, Stanisław Żaryn.

Strategic investments of the New Order

The Bank of the National Economy and the Prime Minister’s Chancellery are launching a Government Fund named “Polish Order: Strategic Investments Program”. The financial aid is designed to stimulate investment in regions all over Poland. Local governments will receive 95 percent of the non-returnable co-financing for, among others, water and sewerage infrastructure, modernization of heating plants to make them zero emission and waste management.

Crosscut of the Vistula Spit – military reinforcement possibilities

The investment on the Vistula Spit is of an economic nature, but also related to security, the connection of Elbląg with the sea creates opportunities for military reinforcement if necessary, emphasized today the head of the Ministry of National Defense, Mariusz Błaszczak.

The Prime Minister assures: You will not be left alone!

The inhabitants of Nowa Biała suffered a huge tragedy, but the Polish state will not leave them alone, declared Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday. The most important thing will be help in the reconstruction of houses and farm buildings, experts are already estimating the losses, he added.

The division most compatible with NATO

The 18th Mechanized Division is the division with the highest ability to cooperate in NATO, its staff works according to procedures other than those of other Polish divisions, said the Commander of the 18th MD, Div. Gen. Jarosław Gromadziński.

Poland alerts the European Union on cyberattacks. It demands a debate on security

On Friday, Poland handed over to the EU Member States, the European Commission and the Council a document on the details of cyberattacks carried out in recent days in the country.
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Prime Minister: The cyberattack on Polish politicians and officials was directed from the Russian Federation

According to the knowledge I obtained from the Internal Security Agency, the cyberattack on Polish politicians and officials was directed from the territory of the Russian Federation, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said at today's briefing. During his visit to Mikołów, he said that we were dealing with a "modern version of a hybridwar".

50th birthday of the program “Lato z radiem”

On June 21, the 50th edition of the legendary program of Polish Radio 1 "Lato z radiem" or Summer with Radio will start. Every day from Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to12.00 on the air of "Jedynka" new unusual places on the map of Poland, and on Fridays at 8 pm concerts of the greatest Polish stars, informed Anna Górka from PR.

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Baltic Pipe built on time?

According to unofficial information from the European Commission, the European Commission is ready to get involved in finding a solution after Denmark's decision to withdraw the environmental permit for the onshore section of the gas pipeline - Baltic Pipe. The deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, when asked on TV Republika about the EC's willingness to get involved, expressed his conviction that this project would be completed.

To “starve” Poland and Hungary – vice president of European Parliament causes a scandal on German radio

In an interview for a German radio station, Katarina Barley, former Minister of Justice in the government of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and currently Vice President of the European Parliament, said that Hungary and Poland need to be “starved” to force the two countries to follow the rule of law. Later, the editorial office of the radio station explained itself saying that it may have exaggerated Barley’s words, however the scandal was no longer avoidable. For many, the contempt and disdain demonstrated by the German politician brought back gloomy memories of the attitude of the Third Reich’s activists.


One of the main speakers at the World Holocaust Forum to be held at the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem this Thursday will be the Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin recently sought to blame Polish anti-Semitism for the Holocaust. Poland’s Presidential Chancellery has established a crisis task force in order to counter Putin’s expected continued anti-Polish campaign. Experts and historians from the task force will be able to respond immediately to any of Putin’s historical misrepresentations during the Forum.

New ID cards in Poland

Poland will have new national identity cards, which will be issued to people whose current ID cards expire on August 2nd, 2021, or to those who turn 18 this year. It will take 10 years to replace all the IDs with new ones. The new national identity cards will include fingerprints and handwritten signatures of the owner.

Polish general to take up a position in the NATO command

Gen. Robert Głąb will take the position of Deputy Chief of Staff for Resource Management in Allied Transformation Command in Norfolk, the Ministry of Defense informed. General was appointed to this position by the head of the Ministry of National Defense, Mariusz Błaszczak.

Poles worry about transition as Brexit becomes reality at midnight

Brexit is about to become a reality. Today at midnight, the United Kingdom will no longer be a member of the European Union. Some Polish citizens living in the UK worry about their future after Brexit, especially regarding working and living permits as well as other legal requirements.

Kościński: Economic development and GDP growth

On Tuesday, the government adopted the assumptions of the draft state budget for 2022. It is predicted that next year GDP will increase by 4.3 percent, inflation will amount to 2.8 percent, private consumption will increase by 4.4 percent and unemployment will fall to 5.8 percent.