Agnieszka Pomaska

Pregnant woman dies in a hospital. National Health Fund launches inquiry.
1.11.2021, written by

The National Health Fund (NFZ) has launched an inquiry into the death of a 30-year-old pregnant woman in a hospital in Pszczyna – Health Ministry spokesman Wojciech Andrusiewicz told TVN24 on Tuesday. He added the ministry would refrain from commenting on the issue until the inspection has been completed. The hospital issued a statement on Tuesday...


Prosecution is Forcing Wyborcza’s Journalist to Reveal Her Source in the Gdańsk Mayor Murder Case
29.10.2021, written by

Wyborcza’s journalist Katarzyna Włodkowska was ordered to reveal the identity of a confidential source she relied on while reporting on the Gdańsk mayor murder case. Meanwhile, after nearly three years, the prosecution still hasn’t prepared an indictment against the man who committed the murder. Agnieszka Pomaska, MP, submitted a question...


Poll: What do Poles think about the Constitutional Tribunal?
15.10.2021, written by

61% of respondents think that the Constitutional Tribunal is currently a body dependant on decisions and actions of others – according to the latest poll carried out by Kantar for „Fakty” TVN and TVN24. According to 20% of those asked, Poland’s constitutional court is an independent institution. In a survey carried out by Kantar...


Podkarpackie, Lubelskie and Małopolskie regions repeal „LGBT-free zone” resolutions.
29.09.2021, written by

Three Polish regional councils voted on Monday to repeal motions declaring their provinces „LGBT-free zones,” state-run news agency PAP reported, after the European Union threatened to withdraw funding. Numerous local authorities in Poland declared themselves free of „LGBT ideology” in 2019, part of a conflict in the predominantly...


EU tells Poland to protect human lives and allow Frontex to help at the border.
24.09.2021, written by

The EU executive expressed concern on Friday over the plight of migrants stuck on the Polish-Belarusian border and urged Warsaw to allow the bloc’s joint frontier force Frontex to provide assistance in policing the area. Three migrants died on the Polish side of the border and one more just inside Belarus earlier this week while trying to cross...


Supreme Administrative Court: Westerplatte returns to Gdańsk.
17.09.2021, written by

Part of the Westerplatte territory, including the Monument to the Defenders of the Coast, returns under Gdańsk administration, said the city mayor spokesman. The decision was made by the Supreme Administrative Court (NSA). In 2019, the plot was taken over by the state with a special act. After the legislation came into force, construction of an external...


Poland’s Ruling Camp Passes Anti-U.S. Media Bill, Violating Parliamentary Procedure.
16.08.2021, written by

On Wednesday, Poland’s ruling camp narrowly passed a contentious media bill targeting the American-owned network TVN. The legislation has been pushed through in violation of parliamentary procedure. (…) The Wednesday parliamentary session was particularly heated and chaotic. Leading up to the vote, the right-wing government supported by members...


Court of Justice of the European Union: Polish disciplinary system against judges contrary to EU law.
9.08.2021, written by

Poland’s Chief Justice on Thursday partially froze a disciplinary chamber for judges at the heart of a deepening dispute with the European Union over judicial independence that could see Warsaw face fines or even an eventual loss of funding. On Friday, a government minister accused the head of Poland’s Supreme Court of bowing to the...


Anita Włodarczyk wins third-in-a-row Olympic gold medal in hammer throw
4.08.2021, written by

Poland’s Anita Włodarczyk won a third straight Olympic gold on Tuesday, dominating the women’s hammer throw final and further cementing her status as the greatest of all time in the event. The world record holder threw her first attempt into the net but recovered for her best performance of the season, launching the hammer 78.48 metres...


The ruling party PiS strikes the free media. A bill hitting the largest independent TV station in Poland was submitted.
30.07.2021, written by

The recently announced draft bill amending Poland’s media licensing laws (commonly referred to as „Lex TVN”) is certainly one of the tools with which the ruling camp intends to achieve its goal. On July 7, a group of Law and Justice MPs led by Marek Suski submitted the draft legislation which, if passed, would force the American media...