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Last Treblinka death camp survivor dies

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 22:43
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Treblinka

Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of Nazi Germany's Treblinka death camp in Poland, dies in Israel at the age of 93.
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Informant claims unlikely to alter Polish view of Walesa

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 21:11

Poles unlikely to change minds over Lech Walesa
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Walesa 'was paid Communist informant'

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 14:26

Poland's history institute says that newly seized documents suggest former president and Solidarity hero Lech Walesa was an informer.
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Implying Polish Nazi guilt to be crime

Monday, February 15th 2016, 16:26

The Polish government plans a law making it a crime to say Poland bears any responsibility for atrocities carried out on its soil by Nazi Germany.
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Former Auschwitz guard goes on trial

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 15:52
related countries: Germany Germany

A 94-year-old former Nazi SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp goes on trial in Germany over the murder of at least 170,000 people.
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Poles held in Sweden asylum centre plot

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 18:13
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Fourteen Polish far-right activists are arrested in Sweden accused of planning to attack asylum seekers with axes and knives, police say.
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Cameron gets Danish backing for EU deal

Friday, February 5th 2016, 16:49
related countries: Denmark Denmark

David Cameron receives the backing of Denmark for his EU renegotiation after Poland said plans to limit benefits for migrants need "further discussion".
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Polish president approves surveillance law

Friday, February 5th 2016, 10:38

Polish police are given greater surveillance powers under the latest controversial law to be passed in the country.
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Poland re-opens Smolensk crash inquiry

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 20:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Smolensk

Poland launches a new investigation into the 2010 plane crash in Russia which killed President Lech Kaczynski, citing "mistakes" in previous inquiries.
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Surveillance law riles protesting Poles

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 16:30
related places: Warsaw

Thousands of Poles take part in marches in Warsaw and other cities to protest about plans of the conservative government, which they say will curtail privacy and freedom.
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Polish president urges calm in EU row

Monday, January 18th 2016, 13:28

Polish President Andrzej Duda uses his first foreign trip to try to smooth over an escalating dispute with the EU over legal reforms in Poland.
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EU launches probe into new Polish laws

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 15:53

The European Commission launches an unprecedented investigation to see if new Polish laws break EU democracy rules.
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VIDEO: Why is Poland worrying the EU?

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 12:16

The Polish government has tightened controls over the civil service, the courts, and the media - Paul Adams examines why the changes are causing the EU concerns.
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VIDEO: Has Poland turned right-wing?

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 7:33

The Polish government has tightened controls over the civil service, the courts, and the media - Paul Adams examines the country's political scene.
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Poland summons German ambassador

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 16:22
related countries: Germany Germany

Poland criticises German politicians for what it calls "anti-Polish" comments but will not say which comments or politicians.
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Poles protest against media reforms

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 15:21

Protests take place across Poland against new laws which demonstrators say gives the newly-elected government power to restrict media freedoms.
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Polish government to control state media

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 19:21

Poland's president signs controversial laws giving the new conservative government direct control over the public broadcasters.
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VIDEO: Polish church partly destroyed in fire

Monday, January 4th 2016, 18:07
related places: Braniewo

An 18th Century church in Braniewo, Poland, has been partly destroyed by fire.
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Poland cold snap leaves 21 dead

Monday, January 4th 2016, 15:34

One of Poland's deadliest-ever cold snaps killed at least 21 people at the weekend, officials say.
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EU ready to fight Polish media law

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 14:47

A senior EU official threatens legal action against Poland's new conservative government over its controversial media law.
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Alarm over new Polish media bill

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 19:51

Media watchdogs in Europe voice alarm about a Polish media bill, fearing that it could politicise public news channels.
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Polish court reform signed into law

Monday, December 28th 2015, 15:28

A controversial reform of Poland's constitutional court is signed into law by President Andrzej Duda despite mass protests against the measure.
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Warning of EU 'crisis' if UK leaves

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 7:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Polish President Andrzej Duda tells the BBC that a UK exit from the European Union would cause a "very serious crisis".
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VIDEO: Polish President: We are 'Euro-realists'

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 5:00

Polish President Andrzej Duda insists his party are "Euro-realists" not Eurosceptics.
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VIDEO: Pure cocaine found in banana crates

Monday, December 21st 2015, 19:20
related places: Police

Police in Poland have seize 178kg (around 28st) of pure cocaine that had been hidden in banana crates.
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Poles march against new government

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 16:02

Tens of thousands of people protest against Poland's new government for the second weekend in a row, saying they are defending the constitution.
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Nazis' Diana statue returns to Poland

Friday, December 18th 2015, 17:41

A marble statue of the Roman goddess Diana that was looted by the Nazis returns to Poland after 75 years.
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'No evidence' of Nazi gold train

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 14:37

There is no evidence that a Nazi train rumoured to be carrying gems and gold has been discovered underground in Poland, experts say.
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