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Pilot in Cheb dies after crashing into house during air show
Pilot in Cheb dies after crashing into house during air show

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Czech Film Week gets underway in Israel
Czech Film Week gets underway in Israel

Number of aviation incident of small aircraft increased last year
Number of aviation incident of small aircraft increased last year

Slight increase in Covid numbers recorded in Czechia
Slight increase in Covid numbers recorded in Czechia

Tennis: Karolína Plíšková fails to reach Toronto final
Tennis: Karolína Plíšková fails to reach Toronto final

Day of Jewish Monuments held around Czechia
Day of Jewish Monuments held around Czechia

Summer hits
Summer hits – catchy tunes that you can hear everywhere, from radios to restaurants and from stadiums to swimming pools – are as much a part of summer as beaches and festivals. Classic summer hits such as Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles, I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas, Nobody to Love by Sigma, Summer Nights from the musical Grease, and of course, the Macarena, evoke happy memories of hot summer days and warm summer nights for many of us. But of course, the Czech music scene has also produced its own set of summer hits.

Štěpánka lookout tower
For 130 years, the Štěpánka lookout tower has been offering visitors beautiful views of the western part of the Giant Mountains.

Czech Norbert Köhler among most wanted criminals in Spain
Czech Norbert Köhler among most wanted criminals in Spain

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Slovak-Czech film Nightsiren wins prize in Locarno
Slovak-Czech film Nightsiren wins prize in Locarno

Evacuated residents of Hřensko return to their homes
Evacuated residents of Hřensko return to their homes

Karolína Plíšková reaches WTA semifinals in Toronto
Karolína Plíšková reaches WTA semifinals in Toronto

Oil shipments from Russia to Czechia resume
Oil shipments from Russia to Czechia resume

Some 60,000 people take part in Prague Pride parade
Some 60,000 people take part in Prague Pride parade

Raná – the cradle of Czech sailing
The bare ridge with three peaks near Louny has been a centre for gliding and flying since the 1930s. Nowadays it is especially popular among paragliding enthusiasts.

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Fire in Bohemian Switzerland declared fully extinguished
Fire in Bohemian Switzerland declared fully extinguished

Who is the typical Czech art collector? Survey sheds light on Czechia's art buyer scene
The most common Czech art collector is a male who has been buying art for more than five years and already owns dozens of artworks, according to a newly released survey conducted by J&T Bank, together with art news site Artplus.cz. To find out more about who the typical investor in Czech art is and what the country’s art market currently looks like in general, I spoke to the head of Artplus.cz Jan Stuchlík.

Experts suggest using large ungulates to prevent wildfires
While the large-scale forest fire in the Bohemian Switzerland National Park has been nearly extinguished, people are asking how to prevent similar disasters from happening in the future. A group of experts from the organisation Česká krajina say one of the answers could be the reintroduction of large ungulates, such as horses and bison, into the Czech landscape.

French court evaluates whether Babiš guilty of tax evasion
French court evaluates whether Babiš guilty of tax evasion

Average mortgage interest rate rises to 5.4 percent
Average mortgage interest rate rises to 5.4 percent

Survey: Czechs now consider working from home as part of standard work contract
Czechs are getting increasingly used to doing some of their work from home, seeing it as part of a standard contract with their employer rather than an extra benefit. At least according to a survey conducted by recruitment agency Randstad, which showed that roughly a third of companies in Czechia offer their employees a hybrid work model.

Payment for Russian oil to Czechia arrives
Payment for Russian oil to Czechia arrives

Slovácko out of Europa League after drawing with Fenerbahce
Slovácko out of Europa League after drawing with Fenerbahce

Summer Covid wave in Czechia on the retreat
Summer Covid wave in Czechia on the retreat

This summer’s dry season for mushrooms linked to climate change
Mushroom-picking is one of the Czech people’s most-beloved pastimes. But mushrooms are disappearing from Czechia – due to climate change-induced drought and deforestation.

Food prices are not being raised artificially, says relevant chamber head
Food prices are not being raised artificially, says relevant chamber head

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Mero: Oil deliveries from Druzhba pipeline to be restored either on Friday or Saturday
Mero: Oil deliveries from Druzhba pipeline to be restored either on Friday or Saturday

Czech Forrest Gump aims to raise money for sick children
Czech runner Petr Jedlička has decided to fulfil an unusual challenge – to complete 500 marathons in 500 days. His ultimate goal, however, is to raise money for children suffering from cancer. To date, he has completed 95 runs, covering a distance of more than 4,000 kilometres and raising over CZK 130,000.

Restorers use goat hair in Charles Bridge renovation
There is perhaps no more iconic a Prague landmark than the 14th century Charles Bridge. Legend has it that egg yolks were mixed into the mortar to strengthen its construction. While that theory has never been fully confirmed, experts are now using another unusual ingredient – goat hair – to renovate the bridge’s sandstone railing.

Sleep disorders after Covid can persist for years, Czech research shows
Sleep disorders after Covid can persist for years, Czech research shows

Entry restrictions into Bohemian Switzerland national park to be extended until end of August
Entry restrictions into Bohemian Switzerland national park to be extended until end of August

Government considering “war tax” on selected companies
Government considering “war tax” on selected companies

Letní Letná festival kicks off in Prague
Letní Letná festival kicks off in Prague

Czech economy to grow by 2.4 percent in 2022, according to banking association forecast
Czech economy to grow by 2.4 percent in 2022, according to banking association forecast

Lipavský suggests banning visas for Russians as a new sanctions tool
Lipavský suggests banning visas for Russians as a new sanctions tool

Labour Office: Over 101,000 Ukrainian refugees have found work in Czechia
Labour Office: Over 101,000 Ukrainian refugees have found work in Czechia

Ministry proposes lowering heating temperatures if gas shortages occur
Ministry proposes lowering heating temperatures if gas shortages occur

Lipavský: Foreign Ministry supports setting up of Belarusian Office in Prague
Lipavský: Foreign Ministry supports setting up of Belarusian Office in Prague

Winning Prague cable car design looks sleek while solving connection problem
The city of Prague recently published some striking visualisations showing what the cable car connection stretching across the Vltava from Prague 6 to Prague 8, planned for 2025, is supposed to look like.

Forest Kingdom reservoir
Les Královstí or Forest Kingdom reservoir was built on the Elbe River in 1920, taking its name from an old border forest that runs along its left bank. Due to its unique architectural design, it has become a popular tourist destination.

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Green bill limiting use of plastics passes through Senate
Green bill limiting use of plastics passes through Senate

IPR: Prague’s real population lies at around 1.6 million
IPR: Prague’s real population lies at around 1.6 million

Czech Food Classics: Tatarák
Tatarský biftek or tatarák, is the Czech version of steak tartare, a dish made of fresh, minced raw beef seasoned with salt, pepper and other ingredients. Although tatarák is not strictly a Czech meal, it enjoys huge popularity in Czechia and is one of the staples on the menus of many a pub or restaurant.

Stanjura: State will use ČEZ dividends to help those hit by energy crisis
Stanjura: State will use ČEZ dividends to help those hit by energy crisis

July inflation at 17.5 percent
July inflation at 17.5 percent

Mero: oil supplies via Druzhba to resume within few days
Mero: oil supplies via Druzhba to resume within few days

Viktoria Plzeň beats Sheriff Tiraspol in Champions League qualifier
Viktoria Plzeň beats Sheriff Tiraspol in Champions League qualifier

New nature documentary shows ‘wild’ side of Prague
A new documentary showcasing the wildlife living right in Czechia’s capital city is now out in cinemas. With epic music and the voiceover of well-known Czech actor Jiří Macháček, the film features several Prague locations, but in a way you’ve never seen them before.

Russia halts oil exports via southern branch of Druzhba pipeline leading to Czechia
Russia halts oil exports via southern branch of Druzhba pipeline leading to Czechia

Study: Average flat in Czechia costs 13.3 years’ salary
Study: Average flat in Czechia costs 13.3 years’ salary

“It includes many things that states may not like” – Jourová on EU’s upcoming Media Freedom Act
The European Commission will present its proposal for the new European Media Freedom Act in September, Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová has told Czech Radio. The legislation proposal will include rules on the management and regulation of public media, as well as greater protections for journalists. Negotiations within the EU on approving the bill will likely take place during the Czech presidency and will not be easy, the commissioner said.

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Brutal Assault heavy metal festival gets underway in Josefov
Brutal Assault heavy metal festival gets underway in Josefov

Tourist numbers still below pre-Covid levels
Tourist numbers still below pre-Covid levels

Prague’s Church of Saint Ludmila granted basilica minor title
Prague’s Church of Saint Ludmila granted basilica minor title

Senate’s foreign committee supports Finland and Sweden’s NATO application
Senate’s foreign committee supports Finland and Sweden’s NATO application

At least 4 million infected with Covid since start of pandemic
At least 4 million infected with Covid since start of pandemic

Only 100 hectares left to extinguish in Bohemian Switzerland
Only 100 hectares left to extinguish in Bohemian Switzerland

Report: Foreigners make up increasingly larger share of Czech population
The number of foreigners living in Czechia has risen by nearly a third over the past five years and reached 6.3 percent of the total population by the end of last year, according to a newly published Migration Status Report for 2021 released by the Ministry of Interior. Ukrainians made up the largest foreigner segment, followed by Slovak and Vietnamese citizens.

Černá Nisa Bedřichov – the highest situated dam in the Czech Republic
The Bedřichov Dam lies in the Jizera Mountains at a height of 775 metres above sea level. It is an attractive site for both tourists and nature lovers.

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Uniquely preserved medieval kitchen unearthed north of Moravia
Archaeologists made an unusual discovery while excavating the ruins of a medieval house in the town of Nový Jičín in the Moravian-Silesian region – a well preserved kitchen that likely dates back to the early 15th century.

Firefighters and aircraft in Bohemian Switzerland to be reduced this week
Firefighters and aircraft in Bohemian Switzerland to be reduced this week

Czech police publish online questionnaire for reporting war crimes in Ukraine
Czech police publish online questionnaire for reporting war crimes in Ukraine

Part of Bohemian Switzerland handed back to park management
Part of Bohemian Switzerland handed back to park management

Wilber Czech Festival
The town of Wilber in Nebraska has once again became the “Czech capital of the United States”. Over the weekend, the small south-eastern town hosted the 61st annual Wilber Czech days, attracting some 50,000 visitors. Pictured is the newly elected Wilber Czech Queen.

Zeman vetoes amendment to reduce state payments to healthcare sector
Zeman vetoes amendment to reduce state payments to healthcare sector

First weekend with no Ukrainian visas issued since start of war
First weekend with no Ukrainian visas issued since start of war

German ambassador in favour of keeping second foreign language compulsory in Czech schools
The Czech Ministry of Education has recently sparked a debate with a proposal to make the learning of a second language in Czech primary schools voluntary rather than compulsory as it is at present. While many teachers have welcomed the idea, a group of foreign diplomats to Czechia have openly spoken against it. Among them is German ambassador to Prague Andreas Künne, who explained his position to Radio Prague International.

Prague Pride festival begins
Prague Pride festival begins

Unemployment up in July
Unemployment up in July

Lehečka wins Svijany Open
Lehečka wins Svijany Open

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No new outbreaks of fire in Bohemian Switzerland
No new outbreaks of fire in Bohemian Switzerland

Josef Dostál wins gold in 500m sprint canoe
Josef Dostál wins gold in 500m sprint canoe

2002: The year of the most destructive floods in modern Czech history
Prague was the most badly affected of all the Czech cities hit by the large-scale natural disaster. Several neighbourhoods were flooded and metro stations, monuments and a part of the zoo all ended up underwater.

One dead and 77 evacuated in Beroun apartment block fire
One dead and 77 evacuated in Beroun apartment block fire

Defence Ministry to purchase Israeli combat drones
Defence Ministry to purchase Israeli combat drones

Bohemian Switzerland fire could be completely extinguished within a week
Bohemian Switzerland fire could be completely extinguished within a week

No visas issued to Ukrainian refugees for first time since February
No visas issued to Ukrainian refugees for first time since February

Romantic piano by Jiří Malásek
Pianist and composer Jiří Malásek, whose recordings of world and Czech hits enjoyed huge popularity in his time, was born 95 years ago.

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Czech deaths abroad back to pre-pandemic levels
Czech deaths abroad back to pre-pandemic levels

Foreigners make up over six percent of Czech population for first time
Foreigners make up over six percent of Czech population for first time

Moody's lowers outlook for Czechia from stable to negative
Moody's lowers outlook for Czechia from stable to negative

Parts of Bohemian Switzerland could be returned to park management next week
Parts of Bohemian Switzerland could be returned to park management next week

Overnight storms not much help to firefighters in Bohemian Switzerland
Overnight storms not much help to firefighters in Bohemian Switzerland

Covid summer wave continues to slow
Covid summer wave continues to slow

Austrian rescuers search for missing Czech tourist
Austrian rescuers search for missing Czech tourist

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Two planes from Italy arrive in Czechia to help battle Bohemian Switzerland fire
Two planes from Italy arrive in Czechia to help battle Bohemian Switzerland fire

Forest fire in Bohemian Switzerland close to being contained
Forest fire in Bohemian Switzerland close to being contained

Giant illuminated space objects on display in Brno
Giant illuminated models of the sun, moon, Earth and Mars can currently be seen outside the Brno Observatory and Planetarium on Kraví Hora. The inflatable celestial bodies are exhibited as part of the popular Festival of Planets and will be on display until August 11.

How Czech woman is helping Ukrainian refugees in Prague get to Britain
Prague’s capacities for taking in refugees filled quickly following the Russian attack on Ukraine, and in mid-June, the capital’s centre for Ukrainian refugees closed down. Although it re-opened in July, the capacity problems have not gone away. Neela Winkelmann, a Czech woman living in Prague, decided to do something about it, so in cooperation with the city authorities, she set up The British Homes for Ukrainian Refugees Agency. The agency helps those fleeing the war get to the UK by matching Ukrainian refugees in Prague with British hosts via the UK government’s visa program Homes for Ukraine. The sponsorship scheme offers a visa for 3 years including a work permit, healthcare, social support, free access to education for children, and a welcome payment of GBP 200 upon arrival. I spoke to Neela recently, and asked her what the catalyst was for her idea.

Extreme heat to end with thunderstorms
Extreme heat to end with thunderstorms

Holocaust survivor Felix Kolmer dies aged 100
Holocaust survivor Felix Kolmer dies aged 100

CRIF: number of company bankruptcies down on previous year
CRIF: number of company bankruptcies down on previous year

Czech Covid numbers fall week-on-week
Czech Covid numbers fall week-on-week

Slavia Prague defeat Panathinaikos Athens in Europa league qualifier
Slavia Prague defeat Panathinaikos Athens in Europa league qualifier

Head: Prague Pride is one of region’s biggest human rights events
The Prague Pride festival begins on Monday and culminates next Saturday with the first Pride Parade through the city since 2019. The annual celebration of sexual minorities also offers many other events, including some with a strong regional focus. I asked Prague Pride director Tom Bílý what visitors could look forward to this year.

New Covid cases down in Czechia for seventh day in row
New Covid cases down in Czechia for seventh day in row

Czech and British detectives form team linking two highly publicised criminal investigations
Czech and British detectives form team linking two highly publicised criminal investigations

Frýdlant Castle
The medieval castle, extended in the 16th century to become a Renaissance chateau, is situated on a basalt rock above the River Smědá. It is one of the largest architectural compounds in Czechia.

Police: Gun used in murder-suicide in Rožnov was legally-held private weapon
Police: Gun used in murder-suicide in Rožnov was legally-held private weapon

Conduct of police in question during Babiš's visit to Český Krumlov
Conduct of police in question during Babiš's visit to Český Krumlov

Lipavský welcomes President Biden's nomination for ambassador to Czechia
Lipavský welcomes President Biden's nomination for ambassador to Czechia

Rent prices in Czechia rising rapidly
Rent prices in Czechia rising rapidly

World’s deepest freshwater cave in Moravia deeper than previously thought
The world’s deepest freshwater cave, the Hranice Abyss in Moravia, is even deeper than previously thought. A team of researchers have recently carried out a new survey of the deep limestone cave, using a special underwater robot, reaching a depth of 450 meters. The previous record, measured in 2016, was 404 meters. However, experts say they are still far from reaching the bottom of the pit.

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Fuel prices drop by more than a crown from last week
Fuel prices drop by more than a crown from last week

New outbreaks in Bohemian Switzerland forest fire
New outbreaks in Bohemian Switzerland forest fire

Three Czech shows to represent Czechia at Edinburgh Fringe
The 75th edition of the Edinburgh Fringe gets underway in the Scottish capital on Thursday, after a year-long break caused by Covid. Czechia will be represented by two groups of performers, Losers Cirque Company and Cirk La Putyka, who will perform the world premiere of a Czech-Ukrainian show called “Boom volume 2”.

Scouts flock to Prague from around the globe
The Central European Jamboree, a traditional 10-day event primarily for scouts from the Visegrad countries, has returned to Prague after eight years. It had its opening ceremony at the Prague Exhibition Grounds by Stromovka park on Tuesday evening.

Cost of fighting North Bohemia fire to reach hundreds of millions
Cost of fighting North Bohemia fire to reach hundreds of millions

Minister: Govt. cannot afford more than sum earmarked for energy support
Minister: Govt. cannot afford more than sum earmarked for energy support

Hungary Today

Slovak Minister says Hungarians are Going Like a Rocket

Igor Matovic thinks his liberal coalition partners should focus on the economy instead of trying to oust him from the government. Slovakian Finance Minister and former prime minister Igor Matovic has caused some stir with a since deleted Facebook post, in which he brings up the successes of the Hungarian economy, contrasting it with Slovakia’s […]

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Hungary to Significantly Increase Domestic Gas Production

It’s a little known fact that Hungary has its own gas fields in the southern part of the country where it is currently planning to increase its domestic gas production. The relevant mining activity will involve local entrepreneurs and the investments will create new jobs, boosting economic development and employment. The government is mitigating the […]

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EUR 7.4 BN Battery Plant to be Built in Debrecen

The city of Debrecen will become the host to the largest industrial investment in Hungarian history   The largest investment in the history of Hungary is being completed in Debrecen, where the Chinese Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL), the world’s largest battery manufacturer, will set up its second European plant, worth around HUF 3,000 […]

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Wizz Air Offers 100,000 Further Free Tickets to Ukrainian Refugees

Wizz Air is continuing its earlier initiative to offer free tickets for flights departing between September 15 and December 8, in order to help Ukrainian citizens reach their destinations. The tickets offered are available for 800 routes. Ukrainian citizens who wish to book tickets through the free system can do so at this website. Travelers […]

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Former President Leaves Nationalist Jobbik Party

Péter Jakab, former party chairman and leader of the Jobbik Movement for Hungary, has announced his resignation from the party and its parliamentary group. “I hereby resign from Jobbik, and as an independent MP I will remain on the side of the people just as I have always done: bluntly, scratchily, but always honestly. Jobbik […]

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Krone.at

Mit drei Kindern im Auto gegen Baum gerast
Einen Großeinsatz der Rettungskräfte löste am frühen Sonntagabend ein Lenker aus, der auf der Klederinger Straße nahe der Stadtgrenze zwischen Wien und Niederösterreich mit seinem BMW gegen einen Baum gerast war. Auch zwei ÖAMTC-Notarzthubschrauber standen im Einsatz.

Zahlen steigen: Neue Flüchtlingsströme nach Europa
Der tragische Schlepper-Unfall im Burgenland hat es uns wieder einmal vor Augen geführt: Die Flüchtlingsströme Richtung Europa gehen unvermindert weiter. Das belegen jetzt auch neue Zahlen aus EU-Erstaufnahmeländern. So etwa haben heuer bereits 13.000 Flüchtlinge einen Asylantrag in der kleinen Inselrepublik Zypern gestellt. Die Mehrheit von ihnen kam aus der Türkei. Zudem haben heuer schon mehr als 20.000 Migranten die gefährliche Überfahrt auf kleinen Booten über den Ärmelkanal unternommen. Sie alle haben ein Ziel: ein besseres Leben in Europa. Das stellt Europas Asylpolitik vor große Herausforderungen - speziell im Kampf gegen die Schlepperkriminalität. 

Explosion in Einkaufszentrum: Tote, Verletzte
Bei einer schweren Explosion in einem Einkaufszentrum in der Südkaukasusrepublik Armenien sind nach offiziellen Angaben mindestens drei Menschen getötet und 60 weitere verletzt worden. Die Detonation ereignete sich etwas außerhalb des Zentrums der Hauptstadt Eriwan. Nach ersten Angaben flog ein Lager mit Feuerwerkskörpern in die Luft. Dadurch sei auch eine Gasleitung explodiert.

Schwammerlsucherin (75) in Tirol tot aufgefunden
Ein trauriges Ende nahm am Sonntag eine Suchaktion nach einer 75-jährigen Schwammerlsucherin, die seit Samstag in der Tiroler Wildschönau als vermisst galt. Die Frau konnte von den Einsatzkräften nur noch tot aufgefunden werden.

Vater und Sohn gingen auf einen Polizisten los
Vorfall in der oberösterreichischen Stadt Steyr: Zuerst gingen sich Vater und Sohn gegenseitig an - als ein Polizist dazwischen ging, richtete sich ihre Aggresivität gegen den Beamten. Das Duo wurde schließlich festgenommen, der Polizist wurde ins Krankenhaus zur Behandlung gebracht.

Syrien: Israelischer Luftangriff tötete 3 Soldaten
Bei einem Luftangriff in Syrien sind syrischen Angaben zufolge drei Soldaten in dem Bürgerkriegsland getötet und drei weitere verletzt worden. Am Sonntagabend seien Ziele in der Nähe der Hauptstadt Damaskus durch israelische Raketen beschossen worden, teilte die staatliche syrische Nachrichtenagentur Sana mit. Gleichzeitig sei die Region Tartus vom Mittelmeer aus angegriffen worden. Die israelische Armee äußerte sich zunächst nicht zu den Berichten.

Sohn über Rushdie: „Humor trotz Angriffs intakt“
Der Sohn des bei einem Angriff am Freitag schwer verletzten Autors Salman Rushdie hat bestätigt, dass es seinem Vater besser geht. „Trotz seiner schwerwiegenden und lebensverändernden Verletzungen bleibt sein üblicher kämpferischer und aufsässiger Sinn für Humor intakt“, schrieb Zafar Rushdie am Sonntag in einer Erklärung auf Twitter.

Bürgermeister: Gefahr einer Atomkatastrophe wächst
Die Lage rund um das ukrainische Atomkraftwerk Saporischschja wird nach Angaben des örtlichen Bürgermeisters immer brenzliger. Das Risiko einer atomaren Katastrophe im größten Kernkraftwerk Europas „wächst jeden Tag“, sagte der Bürgermeister von Enerhodar, wo sich das AKW befindet, am Sonntag. Die russische Armee beschieße „die Infrastruktur, die den sicheren Betrieb des Kraftwerks sicherstellt“, fügte Dmytro Orlow hinzu.

Waldbrand außer Kontrolle: 1500 Menschen evakuiert
Rund 1500 Bewohner mehrerer Ortschaften im Nordosten Spaniens haben ihre Häuser wegen eines außer Kontrolle geratenen Waldbrandes teils fluchtartig verlassen müssen. Die Flammen in der Region um den Ort Añón de Moncayo etwa 70 Kilometer westlich der Großstadt Saragossa würden von starken Windböen immer wieder angefacht, sagte ein Feuerwehrmann im staatlichen TV. Zudem ändere sich die Windrichtung dauernd. Die Lage sei kritisch.

Diözese an Kickl: Kein Rütteln am Kirchenbeitrag
FPÖ-Chef Herbert Kickl hat am Sonntag an Kardinal Christoph Schönborn appelliert, angesichts der extremen Teuerungswelle die Zahlungen der Kirchenbeiträge für unbestimmte Zeit auszusetzen - krone.at berichtete. Seitens der Erzdiözese Wien gab es dafür postwendend eine Abfuhr.

Ex SPÖ-Landtagsabgeordneter Rudolf Prinz gestorben
Der frühere oberösterreichische SPÖ-Landtagsabgeordnete Rudolf Prinz ist am vergangenen Donnerstag nach langer Krankheit im Alter von 75 Jahren gestorben. Der gelernte Feinmechaniker arbeitete das Gros seines Erwerbslebens als Stellwerkmeister bei den ÖBB und war von 1979 bis 2008 drei Jahrzehnte lang Bürgermeister seiner Heimatgemeinde Weißkirchen. Von 1997 bis 2009 saß er für die SPÖ im Landtag.

SPÖ macht Druck auf Grüne bei Pensionserhöhungen
In der Debatte um die anstehende Pensionsanpassung nimmt jetzt SPÖ-Chefin Pamela Rendi-Wagner die Grünen in die Pflicht. Vizekanzler Werner Kogler und Sozialminister Johannes Rauch müssten sich bei ihrem Koalitionspartner ÖVP durchsetzen, „damit die Pensionistinnen und Pensionisten nicht im Stich gelassen werden“, so die SPÖ-Chefin, die daran erinnerte, dass Rauch bereits vor Wochen von einer Erhöhung von acht bis zehn Prozent gesprochen habe.

„Meine Tochter wurde mit K.-o.-Tropfen betäubt“
Die freiheitliche Frontfrau Susanne Rosenkranz hat in Krems viel vor. Umsetzen will sie das gegebenenfalls auch als First-Lady.

Kickl will jetzt Kirchenbeitrag aussetzen
FPÖ-Obmann Herbert Kickl hat am Sonntag an Kardinal Christoph Schönborn appelliert, aufgrund der Teuerung die Kirchenbeiträge für unbestimmte Zeit aussetzen zu lassen. Das sei ein „Akt der christlichen Nächstenliebe“ und „eine kleine Hilfe in großer Not“, sagte der blaue Politiker in einer Aussendung.

Warum eine Hochzeit auch politisch ist
Die Politiker sind im Hochzeitsfieber: Zuerst heiratete Johannes Hahn, jetzt Hans Peter Doskozil. Doch eine Hochzeit stellt sich für Politiker als Balanceakt heraus, in der sie ihre Werte auch öffentlich ausleben müssen.

Deutscher Kanzler warnt: „Lage wird schwierig“
Teuerung, Energiekrise, Ukraine-Krieg: Europa sieht sich aktuell mit vielen Herausforderungen konfrontiert. Deutschlands Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz stellt sein Land bereits auf harte Zeiten ein: „Die Lage im Herbst und Winter wird schwierig“, warnte der SPD-Kanzler. Er richtete einen Appell an die Gesellschaft, in Krisenzeiten zusammenzuhalten. 

Saudi Aramco steigert Gewinn um 90 Prozent
Die weltweit anziehenden Energiepreise lassen den Gewinn des saudi-arabischen Ölkonzerns Aramco kräftig sprudeln. Das staatlich kontrollierte Unternehmen wies am Sonntag für das zweite Quartal einen Anstieg des Nettoergebnisses von 90 Prozent auf 181,64 Milliarden Riyal (rund 47,2 Milliarden Euro oder 48,4 Milliarden Dollar) aus und übertraf damit die Erwartungen.

Zeit und Geld sparen mit der Online-Signatur
Spätestens seit Pandemiebeginn gehört das digitale Amt für viele zum Alltag. Die „Krone“ zeigt, wo der Gang auf die Behörde schon obsolet ist.

Kocher: „Krisenprofiteure müssen Beitrag leisten“
Vizekanzler und Grünen-Chef Werner Kogler will die „Übergewinne“ von Konzernen am Energiemarkt besteuern. Wirtschaftsminister Martin Kocher (ÖVP) hält davon jedoch wenig: „Die Mehrheit der Experten aus der Wirtschaftsforschung steht einer Besteuerung von ,Übergewinnen‘ skeptisch gegenüber.“ Gleichzeitig betonte er aber: „Für uns ist klar, dass in Krisenzeiten jene Unternehmen, die durch steigende Preise von importierten Energieträgern sehr viel mehr verdienen, ihren Beitrag zum gesamtgesellschaftlichen Wohl leisten müssen.“ Er halte jedoch nichts davon, Unternehmen pauschal zu verteufeln.

2022 bereits 188 Infektionen mit West-Nil-Virus
EU-weit haben sich in diesem Jahr mittlerweile fast 200 Menschen nachweislich mit dem West-Nil-Virus angesteckt. Wie aus dem Wochenbericht der EU-Gesundheitsbehörde ECDC zu Bedrohungen durch übertragbare Krankheiten hervorgeht, wurden seit Beginn der Übertragungssaison bis einschließlich Mittwoch insgesamt 188 Fälle menschlicher Infektionen gemeldet. Mit Abstand die meisten davon hat mit 144 Erkrankungen Italien verzeichnet, wo es zudem zehn Todesfälle gab.

Warum uns intensives Denken so müde macht
Nicht nur Schüler und Studenten wissen: Wer sich über einen längeren Zeitraum intensiv konzentriert, der wird in der Regel müde. Forscher haben nun einen Grund gefunden, warum das so sein könnte. Bei intensiver kognitiver Arbeit über mehrere Stunden hinweg sammle sich in einem Teil des Gehirns Glutamat an.

„Ein Bub von hier, der zum Weltstar wurde“
Ein echter Weltstar, der sich aus bescheidenen Verhältnissen hochgearbeitet bzw. hoch gekickt hat, ist unser Wiener der Woche: David Alaba. 

„Käse-Millionär“ greift nach höchstem Amt im Staat
Ernst gemeint oder nur ein plumper Werbeschmäh? Der selbst ernannte „Käse-Millionär“ Roland Ludomirska will unser Bundespräsident werden.

Mit Mehrweg-Boxen gegen die Plastikflut
NÖ-Ökopioniere kämpfen beherzt für die Reduktion von Kunststoff-Abfällen. Ab sofort werden Mittagsmenüs in hochwertige, wiederverwendbare und recyclingfähige Pfand-Boxen verpackt. 

Didi Kühbauer jubelt mit LASK gegen „Ex“ Rapid
Didi Kühbauer durfte am Sonntag mit dem LASK einen 2:1-Erfolg über seinen Ex-Klub Rapid Wien bejubeln. Die Linzer bilden damit ungeschlagen die Tabellenführung der Bundesliga.

Neumarkt an der Raab: Ein Wohlfühlort für Künstler
Die 52. Sommerakademie im Künstlerdorf geht ins Finale. Lehrer bieten Interessierten Unterricht auf hohem Niveau in erstklassigen Werkstätten. Für die letzte Kurswoche gibt es übrigens noch Restplätze ...

Kampf gegen Stare als neue Touristenattraktion
Engmaschige Netze sollen Trauben vor gefräßigen Vögel schützen. An den „Networking“-Tagen helfen Weinkunden im Urlaub mit. Im Gegenzug werden sie mit einem guten Glas und einer Jause verköstigt.

Erneut vier Gegentore für Salzburger Pentz
Österreichs Teamtorhüter Patrick Pentz hat auch in seinem zweiten Einsatz in der Ligue 1 für Stade Reims vier Gegentore einstecken müssen.

Schwimmerin löste Suchaktion am Wörthersee aus
Kurz nach 20.30 Uhr heulten am Sonntag in Krumpendorf die Sirenen. Die Freiwillige Feuerwehr und die Wasserrettung rückten aus, um nach einer vermissten Schwimmerin zu suchen. 

Paragleiter stürzt in Kössen aus 20 Metern Höhe ab
Erneut ereignete sich in Kössen im Tiroler Bezirk Kitzbühel ein schwerer Paragleiterunfall: Nachdem am Samstag ein Deutscher (32) abgestürzt und zwischen zwei Autos aufgeschlagen war, wurde am Sonntag ein Landsmann bei einem ähnlichen Zwischenfall erheblich verletzt.

Lustenau verwandelt 0:1 in 4:1 gegen Hartberg
Aufsteiger Austria Lustenau hat auch im zweiten Saison-Heimspiel der Fußball-Bundesliga drei Zähler eingefahren. Die Vorarlberger setzten sich am Sonntag gegen Hartberg trotz frühem Rückstand mit 4:1 (2:1) durch. Dario Tadic (8.) brachte zunächst dominierende Oststeirer per Foulelfer voran. Ein Doppelschlag von Bryan Teixeira (41.) und Anderson (44.) vor der Pause brachte aber die Wende. Lukas Fridrikas (67.) und Michael Cheukoua (91.) ließ die Lustenauer weiter jubeln.

UNN - Ukrainski Nacionalni novini

Зеленський: мовчання людей про війну наближає їх до рівня співучасті

КИЇВ. 14 серпня. УНН. Під час свого традиційного вечірнього звернення Володимир Зеленський заявив, що мовчання людей про війну наближає їх до рівня співучасті. Про це інформує УНН.

Для інтересів України в міжнародній політиці жодних пауз немає і не буде, – Зеленський

КИЇВ. 14 серпня. УНН. Під час свого традиційного вечірнього звернення Володимир Зеленський повідомив, що Україна працює над санкціями проти Росії і запевнив, що для інтересів України в міжнародній політиці жодних пауз немає і не буде. Про це інформує УНН.

42 країни закликали Росію негайно вивести війська з території Запорізької АЕС

КИЇВ. 14 серпня. УНН. Пресслужба делегації ЄС у Відні повідомила, що 42 країни закликали Росію негайно вивести війська з території Запорізької АЕС. Про це інформує УНН.

Комітет ВР підтримав продовження воєнного стану та мобілізації в Україні

КИЇВ. 14 серпня. УНН. Комітет ВР з питань національної безпеки, оборони та розвідки рекомендував прийняти за основу і в цілому законопроекти про продовження на 90 діб воєнного стану і загальної мобілізації в Україні. Про це повідомив заступник голови парламентського комітету з питань національної безпеки, оборони та розвідки Юрій Мисягін на своїй сторінці у Facebook, передає УНН.

Скасування пільгового оподаткування на пальне: уряд вніс до ВР законопроект

КИЇВ. 14 серпня. УНН. У Верховній Раді зареєструвано законопроект № 7668 про внесення змін до розділу ХХ “Перехідні положення” Податкового кодексу України щодо ставок акцизного податку, передає УНН з посилання на ВР.

Їх не хвилюють Буча чи Маріуполь: в ОП назвали розмови про втрату віз першим кроком до бунту в рф

КИЇВ. 14 серпня. УНН. Радник голови Офісу президента Михайло Подоляк зазначив, що росіян не хвилюють Буча чи Маріуполь, але розмови про втрату віз змогли повернути до усвідомлення війни є першим кроком до бунту в рф. Про це він написав у Twitter, передає УНН.

Командира полку "Азов" Дениса Прокопенка ймовірно вивезли до рф - дружина

КИЇВ. 14 серпня. УНН. Знаю лише, що Денис вивезений в росію і взагалі це ще не підтверджено. Щодо місця перебування Дениса я дізналась через російські ЗМІ. Про це дружина командира полку "Азов" Дениса Прокопенка Катерина повідомила інтерв’ю Суспільному, передає УНН.

Битва за посаду прем'єра Британії: Ліз Трасс випереджає Сунака на 22%

КИЇВ. 14 серпня. УНН. Міністр закордонних справ Сполученого Королівства Ліз Трасс на 22 процентних пункти випереджає колишнього міністра фінансів Ріші Сунака у перегонах за місце наступного прем'єр-міністра. Про це свідчить опитування членів Консервативної партії, проведене Opinium Research, передає УНН з посиланням на The Guardian.

Колишній державний секретар США Генрі Кіссінджер змінив своє ставлення до України від початку війни

КИЇВ. 14 серпня. УНН. Колишній державний секретар США Генрі Кіссінджер змінив своє ставлення до України від початку повномасштабного вторгнення Росії. Про це він сказав, презентуючи свою нову книгу Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy, пише газета Wall Street Journal, передає УНН.

Президент назвав найгарячіші точки на фронті

КИЇВ. 13 серпня. УНН. Під час свого вечірнього звернення Володимир Зеленський назвав найгарячіші точки фронту: Авдіївка, Марʼїнка, Піски, Бахмут і весь відповідний напрямок на Донбасі. Про це інформує УНН.

Сьогодні президент України представить документ із гарантіями безпеки для України

КИЇВ. 13 серпня. УНН. Виданню The Guardian голова ОП Андрій Єрмак анонсував перший документ із пропозиціями щодо гарантій безпеки для України. Окремо він пише, що гарантії – це не альтернатива НАТО, а скоріше система, яка не дасть росії можливості перешкодити вступу України до Альянсу, передає УНН.

В Україна запрацює електронна черга для перетину кордону – прем’єр

КИЇВ. 13 серпня. УНН. Кабінет міністрів України зараз працює над розширенням пропускної здатності прикордонних пунктів пропуску. Про це повідомив прем’єр-міністр України Денис Шмигаль, передає УНН.

Намагання росії провести паспортизацію на окупованих українських територіях є абсолютно провальними - Подоляк

КИЇВ. 13 серпня. УНН. Наразі російський паспорт сприймається в світі як "токсичний", а отже намагання провести паспортизацію на окупованих територіях України повністю проваляться. Про це повідомив радник керівника Офісу Президента України Михайло Подоляк, передає УНН.

"Направляйте скарги в кремль": Кулеба дав пораду росіянам на випадок заборони поїздок до ЄС

КИЇВ. 13 серпня. УНН. Міністр закордонних справ України Дмитро Кулеба пропонує росіянам, що засмучені перспективою заборони в’їзду до Європи, скаржитися в Кремль, а також тій частині населення, що підтримує війну. Про це він написав у своєму Twitter, передає УНН.

Подоляк: війна має закінчитися визволенням Криму та покаранням ініціаторів "сво", усе інше - ходіння по колу

КИЇВ. 13 серпня. УНН. Радник керівника Офісу Президента України Михайло Подоляк заявив, що війна може закінчитися поверненням Криму та покаранням ініціаторів так званої "спеціальної військової операції", передає УНН.

У Пентагоні оцінили ефективність ЗСУ на 12 із 10

КИЇВ. 13 серпня. УНН. За шкалою від 0 до 10 ефективність Збройних сил України сягає всі 12. Саме так у Пентагоні оцінили ефективність українського війська, пише УНН.

"Ми на місці": Кім зняв відео з генералом Марченком

КИЇВ. 13 серпня. УНН. Очільник Миколаївської ОВА Віталій Кім зняв відео з генерал-майором Дмитро Марченко, який займається обороною в області, і заявив, що вони разом "на місці", пише УНН.

"Відповідальність росіян за воєнні злочини буде невідворотною": Резніков закликав країни "Рамштайна" до співпраці

КИЇВ. 13 серпня. УНН. Міністр оборони України Олексій Резніков ініціював звернення до країн-учасниць формату «Рамштайн» з проханням делегувати експертів з військової юстиції, фахівців з протидії воєнним злочинам. Про це він повідомив на своїй сторінці у Facebook, передає УНН.

Спадкоємець кремля чи чергова рокіровка влади: експерт розповів, чому в рф призначили нового віцепрем'єра

КИЇВ. 13 серпня. УНН. Денис Мантуров, якого нещодавно призначили віцепрем’єром росії, є довіреною особою диктатора володимира путіна. Про це журналістам УНН розповів експерт Олександр Охріменко. Він зазначив - наразі в росії відбувається так звана зачистка влади та “перетасування” керівних посад через внутрішні конфлікти в державі.

Арестович запевив, що атаки з Білорусі не буде і що в РФ не оголошуватиметься мобілізація

КИЇВ. 13 серпня. УНН. Радник керівника Офісу Президента Олексій Арестович в ефірі з російським правозахисником Марком Фейгіним заявив, що удару з Білорусі по Україні не буде і що в РФ не оголошуватиметься мобілізація. Про це інформує УНН.

Зеленський подякував країнам, які винесли на офіційний рівень дискусії у Європі питання про візи для росіян

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Під час свого вечірнього звернення Володимир Зеленський подякував країнам, які винесли на офіційний рівень дискусії у Європі питання про візи для росіян. Про це інформує УНН.

Зеленський провів розмову з Папою Римським: говорили про страшні злочини росії проти України

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський провів телефонну розмову з Папою Римським Франциском. Зеленський проінформував його про страшні злочини росії проти України, передає УНН.

В Україну прибуло судно під завантаження зерном для Африки

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. У порт «Південний» прибуло судно під завантаження зерном для Африки. Судно вже завтра почнуть завантажувати 23 тисячами тонн українського зерна. Про це повідомляє Міністерство інфраструктури України, передає УНН.

Перехід майна заборонених партій у держвласність: у Кабміні затвердили порядок

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Кабінет міністрів України затвердив порядок переходу в держвласність майна заборонених партій. Про це повідомляє Урядовий портал, передає УНН.

Резніков: територіальний компроміс з рф – це вихід України на кордони 1991 року

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Міністр оборони України Олексій Резніков заявив, що територіальний компроміс з росією - це вихід України на кордони 1991 року. Про це він повідомив в ефірі DR Denmark, передає УНН.

В Україні воєнний стан та мобілізацію буде продовжено на 90 діб – нардеп

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. В Україні воєнний стан та загальну мобілізацію буде продовжено на 90 діб. Про це в Telegram повідомив народний депутат Ярослав Железняк, інформує УНН.

Рівні права жінок і чоловіків: уряд схвалив стратегію до 2030 року

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Кабінет міністрів України схвалив державну стратегію забезпечення рівних прав та можливостей жінок і чоловіків на період до 2030 року. Про це УНН повідомляє з посиланням на представника уряду в парламенті Тараса Мельничука.

Поки мєдвєдєв пише пости, росіяни зробили все, аби рівень ядерної загрози на ЗАЕС оцінювався як найвищий – Енергоатом

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. В Енергоатомі заявили, що поки заступник голови радбезу рф дмитро медведєв пише експресивні пости в соцмережах про Запорізьку АЕС, російські окупанти зробили все, аби рівень ядерної загрози на найбільшій в Європі атомній електростанції оцінювався як найвищий, передає УНН.

“Несе корупційні ризики”: в антикорупційному Комітеті ВР розкритикували ініціативу щодо зменшення зарплат нардепів

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Законопроект авторства нардепа Антона Яценка щодо зменшення зарплат народних обранців до мінімалки несе в собі корупційні ризики. Про це у коментарі УНН розповіла голова антикорупційного Комітету ВР Анастасія Радіна.

Шредер подав до суду через позбавлення його привілеїв колишнього канцлера ФРН

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Колишній канцлер Німеччини Герхард Шредер подав позов до суду на Бундестаг (парламент Німеччини) з вимогою відновити привілеї колишнього глави уряду, що були частково відкликані в травні. Про це пише УНН з посиланням на Deutsche Welle.

Мінкульт розробляє законопроект про статус англійської мови в Україні

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Міністерство культури та інформаційної політики України розробляє законопроєкт про трансформацію статусу англійської мови в Україні як мови міжнародного спілкування. Про це на брифінгу повідомив перший заступник міністра культури та інформаційної політики України Ростислав Карандєєв, передає кореспондент УНН.

Автор законопроекту про зменшення зарплат нардепів Яценко витрачав на рекламу у Facebook більше, ніж депутатська зарплата – рух “Чесно”

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Нардеп Антон Яценко, який зареєстрував законопроект про зменшення зарплат парламентарів до мінімалки, витрачав на рекламу у Facebook більше, ніж заробляв як народний депутат. Про це повідомив аналітик руху “Чесно” Ігор Фещенко, передає УНН.

Окупанти готують провокації до Дня незалежності та проти Зеленського - Данілов

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Російська влада готує провокацію проти Президента України Володимира Зеленського. Також можливі провокації з боку окупантів до Дня незалежності України. Про це в ефірі одного з телеканалів розповів секретар Ради національної безпеки і оборони Олексій Данілов, передає УНН.

"Чорнобиль буде квіточками": Данілов про загрозу надзвичайної ситуації на Запорізькій АЕС

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Секретар РНБО Олексій Данілов заявив, що існує ймовірність того, російські військові підірвуть Запорізьку атомну електростанцію, яка розташована у місті Енергодар. За його словами, наслідки катастрофи будуть набагато гіршими за наслідки аварії на Чорнобильській АЕС у 1986 році. Про це він заявив у ефірі Радіо НВ, інформує УНН.

Єрмак і Залужний зідзвонилися з радником президента США і американським генералом: про що говорили

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Керівник Офісу Президента України Андрій Єрмак і Головнокомандувач Збройних Сил генерал Валерій Залужний провели телефонну розмову з радником Президента Сполучених Штатів з питань національної безпеки Джейкобом Салліваном і головою Об'єднаного комітету начальників штабів генералом Марком Міллі. Про це повідомляється на сайті Президента, передає УНН.

росія в ООН виступила проти демілітаризації Запорізької АЕС

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Постійний представник рф при ООН василь небензя не підтримав пропозицію щодо створення демілітаризованої зони навколо Запорізької атомної станції, повідомляє російська служба BBC, пише УНН.

БЕБ отримало доступ до документів, на підставі яких видавалися ліцензії операторам грального бізнесу, пов’язаним з рф

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Бюро економічної безпеки отримало документи, на підставі яких видавалися ліцензії операторам грального бізнесу, які пов'язані з росією. Про це журналістам УНН повідомили у відділі комунікацій БЕБ та зазначили - вже аналізують отриману інформацію.

Кулеба запропонував ОАЕ приєднатися до відновлення України

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Міністр закордонних справ України Дмитро Кулеба обговорив із колегою ОАЕ питання продовольчої безпеки та запропонував Еміратам взяти участь у відновленні України. Про це міністр написав у своєму Twitter, передає УНН.

Аварія на Запорізькій АЕС може стати катастрофою для України, але не для Європи, – Politico

КИЇВ. 12 липня. УНН. Повідомлення про обстріл найбільшої в Європі атомної електростанції в окупованій Росією Україні знову викликали побоювання щодо ядерної катастрофи, але експерти залишаються впевненими, що ризик катаклізму, подібного до Чорнобильської, низький. Про це пише Politiko, передає УНН.

Зеленський звернувся до посадовців аби ті не наживалися на війні та давали менше деталей у своїх коментарях

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Під час свого вечірнього звернення Володимир Зеленський закликав представників державної та місцевої влади, військової сфери та інших осіб, які коментують оборонні питання, давати менше конкретних деталей. Про це інформує УНН.

Росія вкотре пробила дно у світовій історії тероризму, – Зеленський

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Під час свого вечірнього звернення Володимир Зеленський заявив, що Росія вкотре пробила дно у світовій історії тероризму використовуючи атомну станцію як засіб маніпулювання. Про це інформує УНН.

На конференції донорів у Копенгагені для України зібрали 1,5 млрд євро

КИЇВ. 12 серпня. УНН. Під час свого вечірнього звернення Володимир Зеленський повідомив, що взяв участь у конференції донорів в Копенгагені, де для України зібрали 1,5 млрд євро. Про це інформує УНН.

медведєв заявив, що сьогодні відвідав "лнр"

КИЇВ. 11 серпня. УНН. голова радбезу росії Дмитро Медведєв заявив у себе в Telegram-каналі, що сьогодні відвідав так звану “лнр”, де зустрівся з ватажками бойовиків леонідом пасічником та денисом пушиліним, передає УНН.

“Нафтогаз” підтвердив відновлення транзиту нафти українською ділянкою "Дружби”

КИЇВ. 11 серпня. УНН. АТ “Укртранснафта” відновила транспортування нафти українською ділянкою магістрального нафтопроводу “Дружба” у напрямку Словаччини та Угорщини. Про це йдеться у заяві “Нафтогаз Україна”, передає УНН.

Україна може приєднати до “зернового коридору” порт Миколаєва: названі умови

КИЇВ. 11 серпня. УНН. Україна розгляне можливість приєднання миколаївського порту до “зернового коридору”, якщо росія дотримається домовленості про розблокування українських портів та гарантування безпеки. Про це під час брифінгу заявив міністр закордонних справ Дмитро Кулеба, передає УНН.

США підтримали ініціативу щодо створення демілітаризованої зони навколо Запорізької АЕС

КИЇВ. 11 серпня. УНН. Сполучені Штати підтримали заклики до створення демілітаризованої зони навколо Запорізької атомної електростанції. Про це УНН пише з посиланням на Reuters.

Катастрофічнішу, ніж Чорнобиль: рф може спровокувати найбільшу в історії радіаційну аварію - Зеленський

КИЇВ. 11 серпня. УНН. Президент України Володимир Зеленський наголосив, що реагування на вторгнення в Україну зараз має бути повномасштабним, як і війна, яку розпочала росія. Про це сказав український головнокомандувач на Донорській конференції союзників України з країн Північної Європи у Копенгагені, інформує УНН.

"рф перетворили найбільшу атомну електростанцію Європи на військову базу": Кулеба звернувся до керівників МАГАТЕ та ООН напередодні засідання РБ ООН щодо ЗАЕС

КИЇВ. 11 серпня. УНН. Міністр закордонних справ України Дмитро Кулеба звернувся із листом до Генерального директора МАГАТЕ Рафаеля Гроссі та Генерального секретаря ООН Антоніу Гутерреша із закликом відправити міжнародну місію під проводом МАГАТЕ та за участі військових експертів ООН для оцінки загроз ядерній безпеці та захищеності Запорізької АЕС, передає УНН.

Теракт в Оленівці: розслідування CNN спростовує причетність України до удару

КИЇВ. 11 серпня. УНН. Після вбивства понад 50 українських військовополонених в слідчому ізоляторі в Оленівці у Донецькій області російські пропагандистські ЗМІ розпочали кампанію зі звинувачення України у трагедії. Журналісти CNN провели власне розслідування злочину і виявили, що російська версія подій, найбільш ймовірно, є вигадкою, пише УНН

"Це війна путіна": Шольц проти заборони в'їзду громадян росії до Євросоюзу

КИЇВ. 11 серпня. УНН. Канцлер Німеччини Олаф Шольц не підтримує спільну заборону на в'їзд росіян до Європейського Союзу через повномасштабне вторгнення рф. За його словами, відповідальність за війну несе президент росії володимир путін. Про це він сказав під час своєї щорічної пресконференції, передає УНН із посиланням на Der Tagesspiegel.

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Poland accepts nearly 5.5 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, close to 5.5 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Sunday morning.

Dead fish discovered in another Polish river

Large numbers of dead fish were found in the Ner river, in the central Łódzkie province, following a similar incident in the River Odra, which flows through Poland and Germany.

Poles win silver medal at 2022 European Rowing Championships event

Poland took the silver medal in the men's quadruple sculls final at 2022 European Rowing Championships held in Munich on Saturday.

Polish, German tests of Odra samples show same results says minister

The results of Polish and German tests of water samples taken from the River Odra, where masses of dead fish had been discovered, are the same, Poland's deputy climate and environment minister has said.

Poland accepts nearly 5.47 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, close to 5.47 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Saturday morning.

PM fires officials for poor response to Odra river crisis

Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has fired, the CEO of Polish Waters, the state-owned company in charge of water management in Poland, and the head of the Environmental Protection Inspectorate in response to their handling of the River Odra pollution disaster.

No heavy metals in samples from contaminated Odra says minister

An analysis of samples of contaminated water from the River Odra showed no evidence of any heavy metals, a deputy interior minister has said.

Polish PM vows action over River Odra contamination

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that those responsible for the gigantic pollution spill in the River Odra would be held accountable.

More injured passengers from Croatian coach crash return to Poland

A Polish Medical Air Rescue (LPR) aircraft carrying three more victims of Saturday's coach crash in Croatia landed in Warsaw on Friday afternoon.

Poland's C/A deficit down in June - central bank

Poland's current account deficit fell to EUR 1.47 billion at the end of June 2022, against a revised deficit of EUR 1.49 billion recorded at the end of May, according to central bank figures released on Friday.

Average annual inflation high next year, central bank head says

Next year's average annual inflation will remain high, Poland's central bank governor wrote in a Friday article for the Super Express tabloid’s website.

PGNiG, Aker BP discover new oil, gas reserves in Norwegian Sea

Polish oil and gas company PGNiG and Norwegian oil exploration firm Aker BP have discovered new reserves of oil and gas in the Norwegian Sea, PGNiG announced on Friday.

Medical staff ok for fourth vaccine jab, minister says

Medical staff in Poland will be able to take a fourth coronavirus vaccination from August 17, Poland's health minister announced on Friday.

“Solidarity Lives” graffiti from 1980s found during renovation work

A hunt is underway for the person who courageously painted a recently uncovered and unique piece of Solidarity graffiti during Martial Law in Lublin.

Teen sparks national mania after spotted reading book instead of smartphone while selling raspberries

A 13-year-old boy from Gniezno has charmed the country after being pictured selling raspberries whilst sat next to a pile of books, and in the process sparked a nationwide wave of ‘Samuelmania’.

Support gap narrows between ruling coalition, main opposition bloc

Poland's ruling United Right coalition enjoys the support of 37 percent of voters, against 31-percent backing for the main opposition grouping, the Civic Coalition (KO), a new poll has shown.

Two-digit inflation expected till year's end, economic institute predicts

Inflation will continue on a two-digit level until the end of the year, with a slight rise in August and a fall in Q4, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE), a state-owned think-tank, said on Friday citing the latest figures from the Central Statistical Office (GUS).

Poland's CPI hits 15.6 pct y/y in July - stats office

Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 15.6 percent year on year and by 0.5 percent month on month in July 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported in a flash estimate on Friday.

Three reasons why time management is important in an enterprise

In an enterprise, managers need to be able to track employee productivity in order to identify areas where improvements can be made.

Most Poles cut shopping budgets

Sixty percent of Poles have reduced their shopping budgets, a 20 percentage-point rise year on year, a survey by the UCE research pollster and Grupa Blix revealed on Friday.

Poland accepts over 5.44 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, more than 5.44 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Friday morning.

Opposition leader slams government over River Odra contamination

Donald Tusk, the leader of Poland's main opposition party Civic Platform, has criticised the government for what he regards as its belated reaction to a pollution spill in the River Odra that has killed tonnes of fish.

Ten tonnes of dead fish hauled out of polluted River Odra

Around 10 tonnes of dead fish have been pulled out of Poland’s River Odra in what the CEO of the state-owned company Polish Waters has called "an outrageous ecological catastrophe."

Troops called in to help remove pollutants from River Odra

The Polish government has called in troops to help clean up River Odra following a pollution spill that has killed thousands of fish.

Postcard showing side-burned sailor is named Gdańsk’s oldest – but experts baffled by series of ‘mysteries’

A postcard sent in 1888, but produced the year before, has been named Gdańsk’s oldest postcard following a three month hunt by the city’s museum. 

EC okays Polish public aid changes

The European Commission (EC) has accepted changes in Poland's public aid programme for enterprises, introduced in view of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.

PM vows action over River Oder pollution

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, said on Thursday that sever pollution of the Oder river is a scandal and vowed that everything would be done to explain the matter and bring the culprits to justice.

Polish wildlife snapper’s incredible photo of a lion staring at the lens wins prestigious international nature photography competition

A Polish wildlife photographer has been named best Wildlife Portrait photographer after winning the prestigious Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2022 competition.

Polish firefighters to help battle fires in France

A team of 146 Polish firefighters will help fight heavy fires in the south of France, the Polish interior ministry announced on Thursday.

Poland accepts almost 5.42 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, almost 5.42 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Thursday morning.

PM writes in German press about EU inequality

Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, has written in German daily Die Welt that while EU member states are supposedly equal, there is a de facto oligarchy in place whereby the strongest countries exert power.

Poland will not yield to EU pressure, PM vows

Poland will pursue its own interests and will not bend to any "foot stamping" by Brussels, Poland's prime minister said on Wednesday

Poland to apply for EU recovery funding in late Oct/early Nov. - PM

In late October or early November, Poland will submit its first application for EU funding under the bloc's Recovery and Resilience Facility, the prime minister said on Wednesday.

Victims of coach crash in Croatia land in Warsaw

Ten injured survivors of Saturday's crash of a Polish bus in Croatia landed in Warsaw on Wednesday afternoon, the Polish health ministry has said.

Poland deserves its money because it has worked for it says MFA

Poland should receive money from the EU's post-pandemic recovery funds because it deserves it, a spokesperson of foreign ministry has said.

Baltic sea a ‘ticking bomb’ climate conference warns as eco experts urge action to remove tonnes of hazardous waste from seabed

With WWII shipwrecks already leaking chemical pollutants into the ocean, a climate conference in Gdynia has described the Baltic Sea as “a ticking time bomb” that threatens an ecological catastrophe should warnings continue to go unheeded.

Over half of Poles want conscription back

The majority of Poles want the return of national military conscription, according to a new poll.

Gdynia ‘happiest place’ in Poland, says new report revealing country’s most and least satisfied cities

A new report has found Gdynia to be the ‘happiest’ Polish city to live in and Częstochowa the ‘unhappiest’.

Poland reports 24,918 coronavirus cases, 109 deaths between Aug 4-10

Poland recorded 24,918 confirmed coronavirus cases and 109 deaths between August 4 and 10, 2022 data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.

Poland sends aircraft to Croatia for coach crash victims

A Polish military transport aircraft has left Warsaw airport for Zagreb to pick up 10 people injured in Saturday's coach crash in Croatia, the Polish health ministry’s spokesperson announced on Wednesday morning.

Poland will enforce its rights in EU - ruling party spokesman

Poland will apply the principle of reciprocity in relations with Brussels and will enforce its rights as an EU member, a spokesman for Law and Justice, Poland’s ruling party, has said in reference to attempts to block European funds for Poland.

Poland accepts over 5.39 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, more than 5.39 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Wednesday morning.

Nearly 390,000 Ukrainians find jobs in Poland via simplified procedure

Close to 390,000 Ukrainians have found employment thanks to streamlined procedures introduced to help them find work, a deputy family and social policy minister has said.

Belarusian services destroy border barrier Polish Border Guard says

Belarusian services use specialised tools to damage the fence at the border with Poland, Polish Border Guard has said.

CEO of Poland's largest bank resigns

The CEO of PKO BP bank, Poland’s largest lender, has quit her job.

Amazing Graze! Gdańsk employs herd of sheep to act as eco-friendly lawn mowers

A whole district in the city of Gdańsk will no longer be mowed using petrol mowers - but by a herd of sheep.

Most Poles favour acceleration of nuclear power development

Most Poles support plans to build nuclear power stations in Poland, according to a new opinion poll.

Kaczynski wants to take Poland out of EU, opposition leader warns

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, is leading Poland out of the EU, Donald Tusk, the leader of Poland’s biggest opposition party and a former prime minister, has claimed.

Warsaw tech company helps save life of baby born with undeveloped cranium after printing 3D skull

A Warsaw technology company specialising in 3D printing has helped save the life of a new-born baby with a critically underdeveloped cranium by printing an exact model of her skull in one day to help doctors operate.

Thousands of tonnes of WWII munitions corroding in the Baltic

The Baltic Sea bed is littered with mines, bombs and chemical weapons left over from the Second World War that could cause an environmental disaster as they corrode over time, a leading Polish newspaper has reported.

Polish schools can take in more Ukrainian children, minister says

The Polish school system can take in a further 200-300,000 Ukrainian children in the coming school year, Poland's education minister said on Tuesday.

Poland accepts 5.37 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, nearly 5.37 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Tuesday morning.

Saudi Arabia donates USD 10 mln to aid Ukrainians in Poland

Saudi Arabia has granted USD 10 million to aid Ukrainian war refugees in Poland, the Saudi embassy in Warsaw said on Monday.

Central bank backs retaining Polish zloty

Poland's currency is one of the sources of its economic success and giving it up would be a grave mistake, the governor of Poland's central bank said in an interview for Monday's Dziennik Gazeta Prawna newspaper.

Eco triumph as Krakow’s ‘best kept secret’ to become nature reserve after being saved from developers

Regarded as one of Kraków’s greatest local secrets, the Liban Quarry is to be turned into a nature reserve after plans to revitalise it were abandoned following an environmental outcry.

PM attacks Germany over eastern-Europe policy

Poland’s prime minister has attacked Germany saying that if Europe had adopted the German speed of delivering weapons to Ukraine the war would have ended “long ago” with a Russian victory.

Pruszków hospital adopts adorable robotic ‘therapy seal’ to help relieve patients’ stress

The most therapeutic robot on the planet has been adopted by a hospital in Pruszków to help reduce stress in patients and caregivers.

Polish judge critical of government barred from returning to work

A Warsaw judge fiercely critical of the government's overhaul of the judiciary has been denied the right to return to work, despite a Warsaw court earlier issuing a ruling ordering that he be reinstated to his post.

Croatia coach crash victims to be treated in Poland says minister

Ten casualties of Saturday's Polish coach crash in Croatia will be brought to Poland for treatment, a deputy health minister said on Monday.

No radiation concerns in Poland, atomic energy agency says

There are no radiation threats to Poland caused by a Russian attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, the National Atomic Energy Agency (PAA) has reported.

Poland accepts 5.35 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, nearly 5.35 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Monday morning.

Witkacy’s world

A new exhibition on Witkacy at the National Museum in Warsaw provides a new perspective on the artist and his work.

Poland wins another gold medal at canoe championships

Karolina Naja i Anna Puławska won the world championshipin in women’s K2 500m race on Sunday, while Aleksander Kitewski, Arsen Śliwiński, Wiktor Głazunow i Norman Zezula won silver medal in men’s C4 1000m.

Seven bus crash victims are being treated in Croatia, two in critical condition

Seven victims of Saturday's crash involving a Polish bus in Croatia have been hospitalised in Varazdin, Croatia, two are in critical condition, the spokesperson for the Varazdin clinic announced on Sunday.


Croatia coach crash victims arrive in Warsaw

A plane carrying four casualties from Saturday's crash of a Polish bus in Croatia arrived in Warsaw in the night from Saturday to Sunday, a government official announced shortly after midnight on Sunday.


Poland wins two gold medals at canoe championships

Oleksii Koliadych of Poland won the world championship in C1 200m canoe sprint on Saturday, while Karolina Naja, Anna Puławska, Adrianna Kakol and Dominika Putto scooped the gold in K4 500m race.

At least 12 dead after Polish bus crashes in Croatia

At least 12 people have been killed and over 40 injured after a Polish bus careered off a road on its way to the Croatian capital Zagreb. 

Poland accepts 5.3 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 5.3 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Saturday morning.

Poland opposes EU deal to curb gas use

Poland was against the EU regulation on a voluntary reduction of natural gas consumption this winter, according to documents published on the European Council's website.

Regulator will block heating cost hikes, minister says

Poland's energy market regulator URE will block price hikes on district system heating, the climate and environment minister said on Friday.

Poland takes in most Ukrainians fleeing war in June, EU figures show

Poland was the European Union country that in June granted temporary protection to the highest number of Ukrainians fleeing war, EU data showed on Friday.

Poland, Estonia willing to help Ukraine negotiate EU membership

Poland and Estonia are ready to offer necessary aid to Ukraine in its future EU membership negotiations, the Polish foreign minister has said.

Poland’s most bankable film director turns camera on himself for powerful ‘warts-’n’-all’ biopic

Patryk Vega has been Poland's most bankable film director for many years with hits including Pitbull, Women of Mafia and Secret Wars.

Harrowing exhibition examines perpetrator behind one of the Warsaw Uprising’s most notorious massacres

Coinciding with the 78th anniversary of the Wola Massacre, a new exhibition organised by the Warsaw Rising Museum has opened examining the role of its primary perpetrator, Heinz Reinefarth, and his subsequent escape from justice.

Poland secures 95 pct of this year's borrowing needs

Poland's state budget has already financed 95 percent of its borrowing needs for this year, the Ministry of Finance has reported.

Poland accepts 5.27 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 5.27 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Friday morning.

July unemployment unchanged from June says labour minister

Poland's unemployment rate remained unchanged month on month in July 2022 at 4.9 percent, the family and labour minister has said.

US seems determined to help Ukraine win war says Polish official

The US administration seems to be strongly determined to foster military outcomes that would be beneficial to Ukraine, the head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) has told PAP.

Over 400,000 Poles already received fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Over 840,000 Poles have already registered for the second booster jab of coronavirus vaccine and 420,000 have already been vaccinated, a deputy health minister has announced.

Justice minister hopes lower house will amend Penal Code

The Polish justice minister has sharply criticised the upper house of parliament's rejection of an amendment to the Penal Code envisaging harsher penalties for the most serious crimes.

Poland's average pension outpaces inflation says minister

The growth of the average pension in Poland has been higher than the annual average inflation in the past seven years, according to Marlena Maląg, the family and labour minister.

F-22 Raptors in Poland for Air Shielding mission

The US Air Force's F-22 Raptor fighters will participate in a Nato Air Shielding mission over the Alliance's eastern flank, Poland's defence minister wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

EU activates more refugee funding for Poland

The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, has greenlighted around EUR 31 million from the REACT-EU programme for Poland, including the transfer of some of these funds to help the country accommodate war refugees from Ukraine.

Now that’s food for thought! Survey reveals pork and cabbage still Poles’ number one dish

Pork chop and cabbage is still the favourite dish of Poles across all ages, according to a recent survey.

Polish becomes official language of small Brazilian town

A small town in Brazil has made Polish its official language in recognition of its large Polish community.

Belarusian charge d' affaires summoned over journalist rights

The Belarusian charge d' affaires in Poland has been summoned to the Polish foreign ministry in connection with the persecution of journalists and the Polish minority in his country, the foreign ministry spokesperson said on Thursday.



Gaz-System to build first gas pipeline for floating gas terminal

Polish natural gas transmission network operator Gaz-System has received the first of three permits needed to build onshore gas pipelines for the country's planned floating gas storage facility.

Polish, US security execs discuss Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine and aid to the country in its defensive war against Russia dominated Thursday talks in Washington between the head of Poland's National Security Bureau (BBN) and the security advisor to the US president, the BBN informed on Twitter.

Poland fully stocked with gas for winter, minister says

Poland's gas reserves are fully stocked and gas supplies are taking place according to plan, the climate and environment minister said on Thursday.

Poland accepts 5.25 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 5.25 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Thursday morning.

EC grants EUR 171 mln to five refugee-hosting countries

The European Commission has granted EUR 171 million to projects supporting refugees in Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Italy and Poland.

State Treasury to take over Europe's biggest coal miner

Poland's State Treasury will buy out shares in the Polish Mining Group (PGG), Europe's biggest coal mining conglomerate, from four shareholders in which the Treasury has stakes.


Belarusian court hands down five year sentence to Polish TV journalist

A court in Gomel, Belarus, has sentenced TVP journalist Iryna Slaunikava to five years in a penal colony after finding her guilty of "creating an extremist formation", the independent Belarusian television channel Belsat has reported.

Most Poles believe in not succumbing to Russia - poll

The majority of Poles (60 percent) say the fight against the Russians in Ukraine should be continued and no concessions made to them, the latest study by the CBOS pollster shows.

Gov't will try to curb electricity, gas prices, spokesperson says

The government will take steps to see that gas and electricity prices do not rise as much as predicted by Poland's power regulator URE and energy operators, the government spokesperson informed on Wednesday.

Ancient Egyptian mummy was NOT pregnant, says new research

A 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy that was thought to be pregnant, did not have a foetus in her pelvis but ‘mummified organs’, scientists say.

Augmented reality app brings Lublin’s long-lost treasures back to life

An app that uses Augmented Reality technology to familiarize tourists and residents with two forgotten landmarks has been introduced in Lublin.

Retail sales rise in June - Eurostat

Polish retail sales went up by 9.3 percent year on year in June 2022 after an 11.2-percent increase year on year in May, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, reported on Wednesday.

EC allows Poland to launch cross-border e-prescription

Poland has been given permission by the European Commission to join the group of countries which can exchange cross-border electronic prescriptions.

Poland reports 21,973 coronavirus cases, 73 deaths between July 28-Aug. 3

Poland recorded 21,973 confirmed coronavirus cases and 73 deaths between July 28-August 3, 2022 data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.

Poland to offer fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine to adults in September

Poland will allow a fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine to be received by people aged over 18 in September, the health minister has announced.

Poland accepts over 5.2 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 5.22 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Wednesday morning.

Opposition leader slams coal subsidy bill

Donald Tusk, leader of Poland's main opposition party, Civic Platform (PO), has criticized the government decision to offer a one-off allowance of PLN 3,000 (EUR 636) for all households with coal-fired heating.

Russian war crimes in Ukraine cannot be forgotten, says Polish FM

War crimes committed by the Russian army in Ukraine cannot be forgotten and those responsible should face justice, Poland's foreign minister and chairman of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), said in Kyiv on Tuesday.

Polish power firms to share price increase burden says PM

Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has admitted that Polish households will be affected by rising costs of energy, but said a part of these costs will be covered by energy companies.

Clergy responsible for most paedophilia by unrelated persons - report

Polish clergymen constitute the largest group among paedophiles whose victims were biologically unrelated to the perpetrators, a report has found.

Poland's exports to grow by 17.1 pct in 2022 says lobby

Poland's exports will increase by 17.1 percent year on year in 2022, posting a slightly weaker growth than in 2021, the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG) said on Tuesday.

Foreign Intelligence Service reveals original 1930s Enigma machine

An original 1930s German Enigma machine kept hidden in the shadows by Poland’s Foreign Intelligence Agency has been thrust into public view after being donated to the Enigma Cipher Centre in Poznań.

Baltic Pipe opening September 29, official says

The Baltic Pipe gas pipeline to link Norwegian gas resources with Denmark and Poland will officially open on September 29, a government official said on Tuesday.

Zakopane installs animal-proof bins with ‘special tops’ to stop wildlife rummaging for food

Special bins to stop wild animals from using them as food sources have been installed in the mountain resort of Zakopane.

Poland accepts 5.2 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 5.2 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Tuesday morning.

PM commends Warsaw Uprising anniversary

Poland's prime minister on Monday paid tribute to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Germans, whose 78th anniversary fells on August 1.

Polish capital pays tribute to 1944 heroic act of resistance

Sirens wailed throughout Warsaw at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, the exact time of the August 1, 1944, outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising against the city's Nazi German invaders, to mark the revolt's 78th anniversary.

President, Australian governor general discuss Ukraine

Ukraine, China and bilateral relations dominated Monday's talks between Poland's President Andrzej Duda and Warsaw-visiting Australian Governor-General David Hurley.

Surviving Warsaw Uprising insurgents honoured in series of moving posters by contemporary artist Wojciech Korkuć

Some of the last surviving Warsaw Uprising insurgents are being honoured in a series of posters that have appeared throughout Warsaw to mark the 78th anniversary of the outbreak of the Uprising.

Warsaw Uprising anniversary commemorated in Polish capital

Ceremonies at the memorial to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising insurgents who fought in the Mokotow district of the Polish capital commenced Monday's observances marking the 78th anniversary of the city's revolt against its Nazi-German occupants.

WWII hero robbed of savings and medals receives over £20,000 from kind-hearted fundraisers

Kind-hearted fundraisers have donated over £20,000 (PLN 114,000) to help a 100-year-old Polish war hero robbed in his home.

Minister says labour market in good condition

The situation on Poland's labour market is better than a year ago, said Marlena Malag, the labour minister, as she quoted the latest unemployment data from Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency.

Poland's unemployment rate at 2.7 pct in June

Poland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.7 percent in June 2022 from the previous month, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported on Monday.

Nearly 18 pct of Poles mull economic emigration

Almost one in five Poles are thinking of leaving Poland to find a job abroad, a recent study shows.

Current coronavirus wave slowing down in Poland

Poland has started to see a slowdown in the current coronavirus wave, a deputy health minister said on Monday.

Fascinating now-and-then photomontages show war-torn Warsaw of 1944 Uprising juxtaposed with today’s vibrant capital

First created with the idea of allowing “people from the past to enter our reality”, Marcin Dziedzic’s photographs seamlessly merge images taken during the Uprising with photos of contemporary Warsaw. 

Inflation to go down after summer holidays says central bank head

Poland's inflation, which reached 15.5 percent in July, will start going down after the summer holidays and will fall within the central bank's target range in 2024, said Adam Glapinski, governor of the National Bank of Poland (NBP).


Poland's manufacturing PMI down m/m in July

Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 42.1 points in July 2022 from 44.4 points in June, economic researcher S&P Global reported on Monday.

Poland accepts 5.18 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 5.18 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Monday morning.

Poland extends high alert over cybersecurity threats

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has signed a decree prolonging the alert levels BRAVO and CHARLIE-CRP until August 31, the Government Security Centre (RCB) announced on Sunday.

Ukraine will never forget Poland's help, says Kyiv mayor

Ukraine will never forget the help from Poland in the current situation of Russian aggression, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has said while accepting the title of Honorary Citizen of Warsaw.

Warsaw WWII losses estimated at over EUR 80 bln

WWII material losses sustained by Warsaw have been estimated at over PLN 380 billion (EUR 80.8 billion), a ruling party MP has told PAP.

Germany says it's responsible for WWII crimes in Poland

On the eve of the 78th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising, the German Foreign Ministry admitted that Germany is responsible for World War Two crimes in Poland.

Poland accepts 5.15 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 5.15 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Sunday morning.

Fun and games mark Lublin ‘Carnaval’

In parting with the traditional and embracing contemporary circus, the Carnaval aims to get a party going on the streets of Lublin, which becomes a hub for performers, buskers and so-called ‘ludic artists’ of all kinds…

Warsaw Uprising commemorations held in Polish capital

President Andrzej Duda, Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski and a group of insurgents took part in Saturday's commemorations in Warsaw, which started events to mark the upcoming 78th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.

President ratifies Finland, Sweden Nato accession

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has ratified treaties on Finland's and Sweden's Nato accession, a presidential aide has told PAP.

Poland accepts 5.13 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 5.13 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Saturday morning.

Annual reported abortions fall dramatically in Poland - daily

Poland has recently recorded a huge drop in abortions, according to statistics published by a Polish newspaper.

No party likely to win ruling majority, poll shows

Poland's ruling camp, the United Right would win the general election with support at 34.9 percent but it would not be enough to form a majority government, an IBRiS poll for the Onet website has found.

Polish-Hungarian relations strained by war in Ukraine

PM Mateusz Morawiecki, referring to statements made by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, said that the paths of Poland and Hungary have diverged, he also stressed that Poland is not taking part in the war in Ukraine.

Polish, Chinese presidents discuss Russia-Ukraine war

Polish and Chinese presidents Andrzej Duda and Xi Jinping discussed the Russia-Ukraine war in a telephone conversation on Friday.

In the footsteps of footballing greatness

These last couple of decades haven’t half seen Poland change, and I say that from the perspective of someone who well remembers the times when executives and diplomats would receive a hardship allowance for just living in Warsaw.

Half of Ukrainian refugees seek jobs in Poland

About half of all Ukrainian refugees who arrived to Poland were looking for jobs, a National Bank of Poland (NBP) survey has found.

Germany tries to ease conflict with Poland over tanks

Mariusz Blaszczak, Poland's defense minister, has received a letter from his Germany counterpart on what Poland feels is a broken promise from Berlin to replenish Poland's tank supply, a German daily has reported.

Warsaw office first in the world to receive prestigious Platinum award for disabled access

A Warsaw office building is celebrating after becoming the first in the world to be awarded Platinum status by the Irish-based accessibility assessment organisation Mobility Mojo.

Poland to prolong anti-inflation measures

The Polish government will prolong its anti-inflation measures, which it calls 'shields', until the end of the year, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said.

Poland's CPI hits 15.5 pct y/y in July

Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 15.5 percent year on year and by 0.4 percent month on month in July 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported in a flash estimate on Friday.

Polish oil and gas firms to merge in autumn

Poland's leading oil and gas company PKN Orlen will likely acquire the country's natural gas monopolist PGNiG in October or November this year, Orlen said on Friday.

Poland accepts 5.10 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 5.10 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Friday morning.

Poland may veto EU gas deal says PM

If the EU would like to force Poland to reduce its gas consumption, Warsaw may veto the recent EU agreement on 15-percent gas cuts, according to Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister.

Ukrainian parliament passes bill on special status of Poles

Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, passed a bill on Thursday giving Poles in the country a special status including legal and social guarantees, the parliament has announced on its website.

Ruling party leader says 'no' to pay rises for politicians

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's ruling party, the conservative Law and Justice (PiS), has told PAP that he is strongly against any wage increases for politicians.

Ukraine signs deal with EU college in Warsaw

A College of Europe will be created in Ukraine following the signing of an agreement between the Ukrainian government and the College of Europe in Warsaw's Natolin district, Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, has announced.

PM, leader of CDU meet in Warsaw

The war in Ukraine and issues related to energy were among the topics discussed by Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s prime minister, and Friedrich Merz, head of CDU, the German centre-right opposition party, the government spokesperson said on Thursday.

Ministers call for sanctions on states helping Russia dodge sanctions

The foreign ministers of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine have appealed for the imposition if restrictions against countries that help Russia circumvent Western sanctions for invading Ukraine.

Celebrities back campaign to restore yacht of Cold War spy Ryszard Kukliński who was forced to abandon it after defecting to the West

Still dividing people even years after his death, Cold War super spy Ryszard Kukliński has returned to the news after a celebrity-backed campaign was launched to restore a yacht that once belonged to him.

Covid infections rising, minister warns

Covid infections in Poland are on a sharp rise, the Polish health minister said on Thursday in Pulawy, southeastern Poland.

Over 355,000 Ukrainians find jobs in Poland via simplified procedure

As many as 358,000 Ukrainians have found employment thanks to streamlined procedures introduced to help them find work, the Polish Family and Social Policy Ministry said on Thursday.


Study into Warsaw Ghetto starvation left the world an unparalleled study of hunger still applied today

In addition to the many diabolical methods the Nazis came up with to achieve their goal of the Final Solution, which included torture, hard labour, executions and gassing, a slower but equally effective tool was starvation.

Majority of Poles fear country is on wrong path

Over 70 percent of Poles believe the country is heading in the wrong direction, according to the results of a new poll published on Thursday.


Poland accepts 5.08 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 5.08 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Thursday morning.


US sends six F-22 fighter jets to Poland

Six American F-22 Raptor combat jets have been sent to Poland under Nato's Air Shielding programme, the US Air Force's Europe and Africa command announced on Wednesday.

Poland's budget surplus at EUR 5.78 bln at end-June - FinMin

Poland recorded a PLN 27.7-billion (EUR 5.78-billion) state budget surplus after the first six months of 2022, the Ministry of Finance has said.

Poland will help Ukraine grain exports, but has limits says PM

Poland is ready to help Ukraine export its grain to avert a global food crisis, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said.

Poland may reach full gas independence this year says PM

Poland could become fully sovereign in selecting gas supplies and no longer reliant on Russia by the end of the year, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said.

Polish embassy in Dublin rebuts collaboration claims

Poland's Embassy in Dublin has tweeted a rebuttal to allegations carried in an Irish newspaper that Poland collaborated with Nazi Germany during the Second World War.

Kaczyński confirms divisions exist in ruling party

Young Law and Justice (PiS) members, who are backed by the prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, are the cause of tensions in the ruling party, PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński has claimed.

Sweden refuses to return looted 16th century Łaski Statute to Poland

A document looted from Poland during the 17th century will not be returned, Sweden’s foreign minister has said.

‘He was a good man and a tough guy’: Polish volunteer killed in Ukraine during Donbass artillery shelling

A Polish MMA fighter who went to Ukraine to help defend the country against Russia has been killed.

Poland reports 19,577 coronavirus cases, 49 deaths between July 21-27

Poland recorded 19,577 confirmed coronavirus cases and 49 deaths between July 21-27, 2022 data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.


MoD seals South Korean defence contracts

Poland's defence minister Mariusz Blaszczak on Wednesday confirmed three arms contracts with South Korea, under which Poland will receive FA-50 fighters, K2 tanks and K9 self-propelled howitzers.

Poles have donated over EUR 2 bln to assist refugees from Ukraine

Poles, during the first months of the war, have privately given nearly PLN 10 billion (EUR 2 billion) to help refugees from Ukraine, a government think tank has reported.


Poland largest beneficiary of EIB funding for cohesion regions in 2021

The European Investment Bank (EIB) provided EUR 36.6 billion of funding to EU cohesion regions in 2021, Poland received EUR 4.5 billion making it the largest beneficiary, the EIB announced on Wednesday.


Warsaw University records increased enrollment of Ukrainian students

Over 500 Ukrainian students have enrolled at Warsaw University in the present recruitment period, nearly twice as many as in the previous period, the university's press spokesperson told PAP on Wednesday.


Poland accepts 5.06 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 5.06 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Wednesday morning.


IMF raises Poland's GDP growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on Tuesday that it has raised Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2022 from 3.7 to 4.5 percent, and lowered the 2023 forecast from 2.9 to 2.0 percent.


Poland has always opposed EU’s mandatory gas reduction says official

Poland was among several countries that, since the very beginning, were against the European Commission's proposal to make reductions in gas consumption binding for all member states, the government's spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Good ties with Lithuania helpful in present int'l situation - president

Poland's strong ties with Lithuania are valuable in the present international situation, Poland's president said on Tuesday, the second day of his talks with the Lithuanian head of state on Poland's northern Hel Peninsula.

New Polish energy commissioner appointed

Mateusz Berger has been named the new commissioner for strategic energy infrastructure, the government spokesman announced on Tuesday.

Polish firefighters head to Czech border to help tackle raging fires

Polish firefighters are heading to the Czech Republic to help battle raging fires that have ripped across one of the country’s national parks on the border with Germany.

Now and then photos show mountain resort transformed by billboard ban

A popular Polish tourist destination has cleaned up its act by banning billboards and advertising banners.

Korean FA-50 aircraft to arrive next year, K2 tanks this year - MoD

Poland has purchased FA-50 combat aircraft from South Korea because of the impossibility of buying US-made F-16s, the Polish defence minister has said.

Presidential aide says EU penalties against Poland should be ended

Poland has fulfilled all EU requirements related to the country's disciplinary panel for judges and therefore Brussels should suspend financial penalties levelled against Warsaw for not complying with an EU court ruling, a presidential aid has claimed.

Poland accepts 5.04 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, over 5.04 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Tuesday morning.

S&P lowers Poland's GDP growth forecast for 2023 to 2.1 percent

The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings agency has lowered Poland's GDP growth forecast in 2023 from the April figure of 3.1 percent to 2.1 percent and raised its estimate for this year from 3.6 percent to 4.5 percent.

Poland will not approve EU plans to cut gas use says climate minister

Poland is against the European Commission's (EC) proposal for a mandatory curb on gas consumption in the EU amid a looming energy crisis, the Polish climate minister has said.

Opposition accuses gov't of not preparing Polish ports for coal shipments

Opposition MPs representing the centrist Civic Coalition (KO) grouping have accused the ruling party, the conservative Law and Justice (PiS), of failure to prepare Polish seaports for increased coal shipments amid an energy crisis.

‘Forgotten’ WWII hero named ‘Blind Antek’ who destroyed Nazi supply depot finally remembered with plaque

One of the masterminds behind Poznań’s biggest acts of wartime sabotage has been remembered after a plaque honouring his deeds was unveiled in the city.

Poland carries out over EUR 11 bln in road investments

Poland's national road authority, the GDDKiA, is currently conducting road investments to the tune of PLN 54 billion (EUR 11.46 billion), the GDDKiA announced in a Monday press release.

Polish scientists name ancient ‘feather star’ with 10 arms and sharp tentacle-like claws after Ukraine’s president Zelensky

Polish scientists who discovered a new species of marine invertebrate have named it after Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.

Ukraine confirms receiving Polish main battle tanks

Poland's PT-91 Twardy main battle tanks are already in Ukraine, the head of Ukraine's President's Office has confirmed.

Poland's population in annual decline at end-June

The population of Poland went down by 162,000 over the year ending June 30 and reached 38 million, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Monday.

Ukrainians account for 8 pct of Polish population - press

Although the number of Ukrainians in Poland fell in May to 3.37 million, they still represent 8 percent of the national population, the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (GDP) daily reported on Monday.

Polish diplomats to boycott meetings with Russian, Belarusian peers

Polish diplomats will not attend meetings organised in Poland if Russian or Belarusian officials have also been invited, a deputy foreign minister has said.

Poland accepts 5 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, over 5 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Monday morning.