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Polish senators draft law to regulate spyware after anti-Pegasus testimony

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Polish senators plan to draft a law that would regulate the use of surveillance technology in the country, after hearing testimony of how the invasive Pegasus spyware has been used against a number of government criti...

Polish lawmakers pass bill to step up government control of schools

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Poland’s lower house of parliament has passed a bill by the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party that would step up government control of schools, which critics say could curb access to teaching on LGBT and ...

Claims Polish government used spyware is ‘crisis for democracy’, says opposition

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Polish opposition leader Donald Tusk said on Tuesday reports that the government spied on its opponents represented the country’s biggest “crisis for democracy” since the end of communism. A cybersecurity watchdog las...

Polish court revives ‘highly flawed’ hydroelectric dam plan for Vistula River

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The construction of a €1bn (£850m) dam on the Vistula River is one step closer to getting the green light in Poland, despite warnings that it could devastate rare wildlife habitats. The Vistula runs more than 620 mile...

Polish president vetoes media law criticised by US and EU

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The Polish president has vetoed a media ownership law that critics said was aimed at silencing the US-owned news channel TVN24, side-stepping a row with Washington as tensions rise in eastern Europe amid what some cou...

Polish deputy PM says Germany wants to turn EU into ‘fourth reich’

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The head of Poland’s ruling party, Jarosław Kaczyński, has said Germany is trying to turn the EU into a federal “German fourth reich”. Speaking to the far-right Polish newspaper GPC, the head of the Law and Justice pa...

‘We are strongmen’: Polish workers help bring UK its Christmas turkeys

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“We are Polish strongmen,” laughs Piotr Zabiec, taking a break from another busy day processing turkeys on a farm near Chelmsford in Essex. “Without us, maybe you won’t have a turkey on your table at Christmas time.” ...

Prickly present: dancing cactus toy that raps in Polish about cocaine goes viral

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A word of warning before you go toy shopping this Christmas: beware the rapping cactus. The toy, marketed as educational, may teach your children more than you want them to know, as a woman in Brampton, Ontario, disco...

Polish police fire teargas at people trying to cross from Belarus

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Polish riot police on the country’s border with Belarus have fired water cannon and teargas at people forcibly attempting to cross into the European Union. The clashes come a day after EU governments approved sanction...

Spanning neem toe namate Wit-Rusland migrante na die Poolse grens begelei – video

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Poolse owerhede het Wit-Rusland daarvan beskuldig dat hulle probeer om 'n groot konfrontasie te ontketen, aangesien beeldmateriaal getoon het dat honderde migrante na die Poolse grens stap. Wit-Russiese Staatsgrenskomitee het hommeltuigbeelde van Poli gedeel..

Belarus escorts hundreds of migrants towards Polish border

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Belarusian authorities have escorted as many as 500 mense, most of whom are from the Middle East, to the Polish border in an escalation of a deadly crisis that has already left people desperate to reach the EU trappe...

Polish activists protest after woman’s death in wake of strict abortion law

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A Polish hospital has said that doctors and midwives did everything they could to save the lives of a pregnant woman and her foetus in a case that has put the spotlight on the country’s new stricter abortion law. Die ...

Meer as 30,000 Polish women sought illegal or foreign abortions since law change last year

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Ten minste 34,000 women in Poland are known to have sought abortions illegally or abroad since the country introduced a near total ban on terminations a year ago. According to Abortion Without Borders (AWB), an organisa...

Polish prime minister escalates war of words with EU over rule of law

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Poland’s prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has clashed with the European Commission president and MEPs after accusing EU institutions of seeking to turn the country into a province, in an escalation of the battle be...

Die Poolse hof beslis dat EU -wette onverenigbaar is met sy grondwet

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Die konstitusionele tribunaal van Pole het beslis dat sommige EU -wette in stryd is met die land se grondwet, neem 'n groot stap in die rigting van 'n 'wettige Polexit' met verreikende gevolge vir Warschau se finansiering en toekoms..

The Champion of Auschwitz review – Polish boxer fights to live in sturdy drama

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This cleanly hewn drama from Poland, surely destined to be Poland’s submission for the Academy Awards, tells the true story of Tadeusz Pietrzykowski, AKA “Teddi”, a (non-Jewish) Polish bantamweight boxer who was one o...

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