Agnieszka Pomaska

Children’s Commissioner calls LGBT+ an „idea” incompatible with Polish patriotism
2.09.2020, written by

– LGBT+ people exist, I’m not denying that- the Polish Children’s Ombudsman, Mikołaj Pawlak, announced in an interview with TVN24. Yet, just a few moments later, he denounced sexual minorities as an „idea” that is incompatible with „a traditionally understood Polish patriotism”. – I can agree that LGBT+...


Minister of Health Łukasz Szumowski has resigned. The questions over his management of the coronavirus-related procurement remain
19.08.2020, written by

– My resignation has nothing to do with any investigation – assured with a smile the departing Minister of Health Łukasz Szumowski. The day before, his deputy in charge of public procurement resigned from his post. Both were responsible for purchasing medical equipment needed during the pandemic. On the morning of the day of Szumowski’s...


Ministry of Education passes full responsibility for reopening schools on to principals and local governments
14.08.2020, written by

According to new regulations announced by the Ministry of Education, in most cases, the full responsibility for reopening schools amid the epidemic will fall on school principals and local governments. – We’re being forced to join the battle with nothing but our bare hands- says Marek Pleśniar, managing director of the Polish Association...


Fourth record in a week. 680 coronavirus infections on Tuesday
4.08.2020, written by

The health ministry on Tuesday informed about 680 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus infections, as well as of the death of six infected persons. This is the highest daily number of infections recorded in Poland so far, and fourth record-breaking number within the last seven days. Since the start of the pandemic, Poland has reported a total of 48,149...


Official results of Poland’s presidential vote announced
13.07.2020, written by

The National Electoral Commission (PKW) on Monday evening announced the official results of the second round of presidential election. Andrzej Duda won 51,03 percent of votes, while Rafał Trzaskowski – 48,97 percent. The turnout was 68,18 percent. „The marathon has come to an end,” said the chairman of the PKW Sylwester Marciniak...


Mayor Trzaskowski calls on opposition supporters to back him in presidential run-off
30.06.2020, written by

Polish presidential challenger Rafał Trzaskowski tried to rally supporters of other opposition candidates to his centrist cause on Monday, vowing to hold the nationalist government to account ahead of what looks set to be a knife-edge run-off vote. Incumbent president Andrzej Duda, an ally of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, led the first...


Rafał Trzaskowski surprised with PiS bringing up Jewish property into campaign
16.06.2020, written by

Civic Coalition presidential candidate, mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski, said on Tuesday he was surprised that the ruling PiS party and state-controlled Polish Television (TVP) would use such delicate issue as Jewish property restitution in the election campaign. Polish public television has raised the sensitive issue of Jewish property restitution...


Poll: Close race in presidential run-off between Duda and Trzaskowski
15.06.2020, written by

There would be less than one percentage point between the incumbent Andrzej Duda and top opposition candidate Rafał Trzaskowski in the second round of presidential election, according to a poll by IBRiS for Wirtualna Polska (wp.pl) news portal. On Sunday (June 14), Wirtualna Polska published a poll conducted by IBRiS pollster regarding the first...


Presidential vote possible in June as Senate passes new election bill
2.06.2020, written by

Poland’s upper house of parliament, the Senate, approved legislation late on Monday allowing a presidential election to be held using a mix of postal and traditional voting, potentially paving the way for the vote to take place in June. Although the final date of the election has not yet been announced, the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party...


Coronavirus cases near 20,000 as government predicts worse economic impact
20.05.2020, written by

The Ministry of Health informed on Wednesday about 471 new coronavirus infections and 14 deaths. The total number of cases reported in Poland has gone up to 19,739, of which 962 people have died. Furthermore, according to Poland’s finance ministry, the country’s economy may diminish by even up 5 percent in 2020 Poland’s Health...


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