Agnieszka Pomaska

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...


Civic Coalition picks Rafał Trzaskowski as new presidential candidate!
15.05.2020, written by

Civic Coalition leadership selected the Mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski as their new candidate for president of Poland. He has replaced Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska who resigned from running earlier that day. The decision to nominate Rafał Trzaskowski to run in the election instead of Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska was announced at a press conference...


Polish parliament backs law allowing election to be held by postal ballot
7.05.2020, written by

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 voting records. Poland’s lower house of parliament gave the green light on Thursday for a presidential election to be held by postal vote...


Senate rejects bid to hold presidential election by postal ballot
6.05.2020, written by

Poland’s opposition-controlled upper house, the Senate, rejected a legislation put forward by the ruling party, that would allow presidential election to be carried out by postal voting on Sunday, May 10. The bill will now return to the lower house, the Sejm, which is likely to vote on it very soon. The Polish Senate on Tuesday rejected a...


May 2nd – Flag Day and World Polonia Day
2.05.2020, written by

May 2, although it is not a public holiday, is also a day during which we celebrate a few worth of holidays. Polish Flag Day is celebrated between national holidays: May 1 (called Labor Day) and May 3 (National Holiday of May 3). It was established by the Act of February 20, 2004. The choice of the day was not accidental – the idea behind the...


16 years of Poland in the European Union
1.05.2020, written by

On May 1, 2004, under the Accession Treaty, signed a year earlier in Athens, Poland joined the European Union. 16 years ago, the borders of the EU changed significantly – together with us, full members of the Union, there were nine countries: Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary. It was...


Tusk: „Basic decency” a reason to boycott May presidential vote in Poland
28.04.2020, written by

„Basic human decency” should stop Poles from voting in a presidential election scheduled for May 10, Donald Tusk, the leader of the centre-right European People’s Party and former Polish prime minister, said on Tuesday (April 28). In a video posted on Twitter, Tusk said he thought PiS could be persuaded to work on an alternative...


„Impossible to calculate the loss”. Biebrza National Park ravaged by huge fires
22.04.2020, written by

Prime Minister Morawiecki decided to earmark funds from the budget in fight to contain tragic fires that have already consumed about 6,000 hectares of Poland’s largest natural treasure, the Biebrza National Park. Environmentalists say that the fire reflects ongoing climate change and urge the government to change its water management policies...


Ruling coalition junior partner in talks with opposition over delaying presidential election
20.04.2020, written by

Former Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin and his Agreement party – a junior partner in the ruling coalition led by Law and Justice (PiS) – on Monday began talks with opposition Civic Platform (PO) party aimed at delaying the presidential election scheduled for May 10. PiS wants to carry out the election as planned, but only through...


Human Rights Watch: Polish govenrnment uses lockdown to push tougher anti-abortion laws
15.04.2020, written by

Poland’s lower house is ready to debate the proposals on abortion and sexual education that were submitted during the last term and must be discussed by May. The former bill is aimed to tighten already very strict abortion rules, seriously affecting rights and safety of women in the country. The latter, on the other hand, may violate the right...