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Poland: Country in Central Europe
Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative provinces, covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres (120,733 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With a population of nearly 38.5 million people, Poland is the fifth most populous member state of the European Union. Poland's capital and largest metropolis is Warsaw. Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin.

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COVID-19 recovery fund veto 'could cause employment tragedy in Europe' [Video]

COVID-19 recovery fund veto 'could cause employment tragedy in Europe'

Hungary and Poland's veto of the bloc's pandemic recovery fund could cause unemployment levels to explode, it's been claimed. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:55Published
Poland abortion protests reflect a deep schism in country's society [Video]

Poland abortion protests reflect a deep schism in country's society

Protests have raged in Poland following a court ruling that imposed a near-total ban on abortion.View on euronews

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EU leaders struggle to break budget deadlock amid veto from Poland and Hungary [Video]

EU leaders struggle to break budget deadlock amid veto from Poland and Hungary

As EU leaders met for a virtual summit, sources said that the videoconference was not the place to discuss such a complicated issue.

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Hungary and Poland block EU's COVID-19 recovery package over new rule of law drive [Video]

Hungary and Poland block EU's COVID-19 recovery package over new rule of law drive

Budapest and Warsaw governments are threatening to veto the EU budget and recovery fund over proposals to link access to cash with the respect of the rule of law.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:19Published
'We will not give up': Weber defiant despite Hungary-Poland veto of EU's €1.8 tr budget package [Video]

'We will not give up': Weber defiant despite Hungary-Poland veto of EU's €1.8 tr budget package

Influential MEP Manfred Weber says the European Parliament will not back down over linking EU cash to respect for rule of law.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:54Published
'A kindergarten for divers': World's deepest swimming pool opens its doors in Poland [Video]

'A kindergarten for divers': World's deepest swimming pool opens its doors in Poland

The previous record belonged to a 42-metre-deep swimming pool in Italy. The new 'Deepspot' pool in Poland won't hold the record for very long, either.

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How does Nanocargo breast cancer technology differ from current therapies? [Video]

How does Nanocargo breast cancer technology differ from current therapies?

How does Nanocargo breast cancer technology differ from current therapies? Euronews speaks to the doctor behind it in Poland to find out.View on euronews

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New Eco Superyacht Is Covered In Solar Panels [Video]

New Eco Superyacht Is Covered In Solar Panels

A new yacht wears its eco-credentials on its sleeve by being covered in solar panels. The 60 Sunreef Power Eco is a versatile eco-responsible motoryacht offering complete freedom of customisation...

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Poland, Hungary veto EU's $2 tln recovery plan [Video]

Poland, Hungary veto EU's $2 tln recovery plan

Poland and Hungary have vetoed the EU's ambitious spending plans, even though they stand to benefit from the funds. Beneath the dispute lie deep differences over the rule of law, and what it means to..

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EU Budget Deadlock, Poland, Hungary oppose linking funding to rule of law [Video]

EU Budget Deadlock, Poland, Hungary oppose linking funding to rule of law

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An LGBT light show isn't enough: Polish activists [Video]

An LGBT light show isn't enough: Polish activists

Several cities in Poland illuminated buildings with rainbow colors on Monday in a gesture of solidarity with the LGBT+ community, but activists called for more support in the face of rising hostility...

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Brussels on course for struggle with Hungary and Poland as first-ever LGBTIQ strategy is unveiled [Video]

Brussels on course for struggle with Hungary and Poland as first-ever LGBTIQ strategy is unveiled

The Commission wants to strengthen legislation on hate crime and hate speech, and the protection of rainbow families.View on euronews

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Poland abortion: Polish women look for help in Germany after terminations all but banned [Video]

Poland abortion: Polish women look for help in Germany after terminations all but banned

Charities are reporting an increasing number of Polish women calling for help after Poland passed a law putting an almost total ban on terminations.View on euronews

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Thousands protest in Poland for abortion rights [Video]

Thousands protest in Poland for abortion rights

Rallies come after a court ruled an existing law allowing abortion of damaged foetuses was incompatible with the constitution.

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Watch: Thousands of women's rights activists gather to protest Poland's near abortion ban [Video]

Watch: Thousands of women's rights activists gather to protest Poland's near abortion ban

A decision last week by the country's constitutional court banned virtually all abortions, sparking a week of protests.View on euronews

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Drone video shows scale of Poland's abortion protests [Video]

Drone video shows scale of Poland's abortion protests

Drone footage has captured thousands of protesters taking to the streets of Warsaw over the past seven days to protest a court ruling further limited the country's restrictive abortion laws.

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Poland's abortion protests go global [Video]

Poland's abortion protests go global

Thousands of protesters in cities around the world have gathered in support of Poles who've taken to the streets after a court ruling further limited the country's restrictive abortion laws. Flora..

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Poland's abortion ban: President Andrzej Duda appears to backtrack after a week of protests [Video]

Poland's abortion ban: President Andrzej Duda appears to backtrack after a week of protests

A recent ruling by the country's constitutional court banned virtually all abortions, sparking a week of protests. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:42Published

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'This is War': Poland’s battle for abortion

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EU faces challenge from three states to Covid budget

EU leaders will meet via video, with Hungary and Poland objecting to funds being tied to rule of law.
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Wijnaldum winner not enough for Dutch as Italy reach finals

Georginio Wijnaldum scores a late winner against Poland but it is not enough to send the Netherlands into the Nations League finals.
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EU budget blocked by Hungary and Poland over rule of law issue

The two countries object to a clause that links funding with adherence to the rule of law.
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Coronavirus: Hungary and Poland see record cases

Hungary and Poland are the latest countries to see record cases, as Europe grapples with a second wave.
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Poland abortion: Voices of Poles divided over near-total ban

Two Polish women give their views after a court ruling prompted seven days of protests.
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Poland abortion ruling sparks 'women's strike'

Anger over a court's near-total ban continues as the ruling party says there is no turning back.
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Poland abortion ruling: Protesters block roads across country

Traffic is disrupted in dozens of cities in protests against a court's near-total ban on abortion.
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Poland abortion ruling: Protesters disrupt church services

Women chant "we are sick of this" as they stage unusual protests inside churches across Poland.
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Poland abortion ruling: Police use pepper spray against protesters

Pepper spray is used against crowds in Warsaw after Thursday's controversial court ruling.
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Poland abortion: Top court to rule on almost total ban

Poland has some of Europe's strictest laws, but new proposals could stop abortion for foetal defects.
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Kenyan woman breaks half-marathon record

Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir breaks her own world record for a women-only half marathon in Gdynia, Poland.
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British WW2 Tallboy bomb detonates in Poland

Divers attempting to defuse the massive bomb in a canal were outside the danger zone and unharmed.
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August Browne: The Nigeria-born man who joined the Polish resistance

August Agboola Browne is thought to have been the only black person in the Polish resistance.
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Inside Poland’s 'LGBT-free zones'

Dozens of Polish towns have declared themselves free of "LGBT ideology". It means difficult choices for gay people living in them.
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Why Poland is backing opposition in Belarus

Warsaw is pushing the EU to take action against Belarus after it cracked down on the opposition.
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Stars sign open letter supporting Polish LGBT rights

James Norton, Isabelle Huppert, and Margaret Atwood are among the signatories condemning repression.
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Pompeo signs deal to redeploy troops from Germany to Poland

The agreement, signed in Warsaw, will see some US troops redeployed from Germany to Poland.
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Fabio Jakobsen out of coma and in good condition - Tour of Poland

Dutch rider Fabio Jakobsen is out of a coma and in a "good" condition, according to the Tour of Poland organisers.
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Cyclist Fabio Jakobsen In Coma After Horrific Crash At Tour Of Poland Race

Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen nearly lost his life in a horrific crash in a race in Poland this week ... and he's now in a medically-induced coma recovering from serious injuries. Jakobsen was jockeying..
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Poland LGBT protests: Three charged with hanging rainbow flags off statues

The offences they are charged with are punishable by a fine or up to two years in prison.
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Istanbul Convention: Poland to leave European treaty on violence against women

Thousands of women have protested against the withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention.
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Poland election: Clash of ideals as voters choose head of state

The run-off election is seen as a fierce liberal-conservative battle for the country's future.
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Duda vs Trzaskowski: The fight for Poland's future

One is a Catholic social conservative, the other a pro-LGBT mayor. Who will win on Sunday?
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Poland election: The fight for LGBT rights

President Andrzej Duda, who is accused of running on an anti-LGBT platform, is seeking re-election on Sunday.
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Smuggler used toy bricks to hide £8m UK cocaine haul

Marek Wisniewski, from Poland, was found with 80 kgs of cocaine when he was stopped at Dover Port.
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Poland presidential election heads for second round - exit poll

President Andrzej Duda finishes first but without enough votes to win outright, exit polls indicate.
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Poland's clash of values in presidential election

If President Andrzej Duda loses, the opposition could force a change in Polish politics.
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Polish and U.S. presidents to discuss nuclear energy

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday that he would discuss cooperation with the United States on nuclear energy in talks with President Donald Trump in Washington next week.
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Trump to meet with Poland's Duda at White House next week

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Washington next week, the first visit by a foreign leader to the White House since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Turkey still blocking defence plan for Poland, Baltics, NATO envoys say

Turkey continues to block a NATO defence plan for Poland and Baltic states despite a deal last year between Turkey's president and allied leaders, three allied diplomats and a French defence official..
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Polish president may visit U.S. after Trump troop announcement: media

Discussions are under way for a possible visit by Polish President Andrzej Duda to Washington, Polish media reported, as Warsaw looks to boost the U.S. military's presence in the former communist..
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Poland's Jewish leaders deplore stigmatisation of LGBT people

Jewish community leaders in Warsaw on Tuesday voiced their opposition to the "dehumanising" language they say is being used against LGBT (lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender) people in Poland's..
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Polish opposition pressures government over medical purchases

Poland's opposition demanded answers on Monday over a government deal for medical ventilators to help combat the coronavirus, saying the contract was worth 250 million zlotys ($63.7 million) but the..
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LGBT activists protest at Polish president's campaign rally

About a hundred protesters held up banners at an election rally for the Polish president on Monday, after he said over the weekend that LGBT "ideology" was more destructive than communist doctrine,..
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Polish judges complain to ECHR over Supreme Court independence

A Polish barrister and two judges have filed complaints against Poland alleging a lack of independence in the country's Supreme Court, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said on Monday.
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Polish president says foreign media took LGBT comments "out of context"

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Sunday asked international media to "stop distributing fake news" after extensive coverage of a campaign speech in which he compared what he called LGBT "ideology" to..
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Polish election: Andrzej Duda says LGBT 'ideology' worse than communism

The favourite to win Poland's 28 June election denounces gay rights activism as an alien ideology.
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Poland and U.S. deny that Fort Trump proposal is bogged down

Some members of Poland's government on Friday denied a Reuters report saying talks over a U.S.-Polish defense deal known as Fort Trump were crumbling amid disputes over how to fund the deployment of..
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Poland 'invades' Czech Republic in 'misunderstanding'

Poland admits its troops briefly invaded the Czech Republic last month but it was "not deliberate".
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Polish president compares 'LGBT ideology' to Soviet indoctrination

Poland's president compared LGBT "ideology" to communist doctrine in a campaign speech on Saturday, as LGBT rights become a hotly debated issue ahead of a June 28 presidential election in the staunchly..
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For gay stars of banned condom ad, no let-up in Poland's LGBT rights clampdown

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Poland to open EU borders on Saturday, PM says

Poland will open its borders with fellow European Union countries on Saturday and allow international flights from next Tuesday, the prime minister said on Wednesday, as the country unfreezes its..
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Poland seizes three tonnes of cocaine worth $761 million

Polish authorities have seized more than three tonnes of cocaine hidden in barrels of frozen pineapple pulp and with a street value of around 3 billion zlotys ($760.9 million), in a record haul for the..
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