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Today's Google Doodle marks the 180th anniversary of the birth of Maria Konopnicka, a Polish poet and author who was also an activist in the struggles for women's rights and Poland's independence
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Poland's President @AndrzejDuda visited Kyiv today, where he met with @ZelenskyyUa and spoke to the Ukrainian parliament. MP @grishchukroma reported that Russian missiles were fired at Kyiv during the speech and deputies had to take shelter
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Inflation in Poland will be 11.6% this year, the fourth highest figure in the EU, according to new @EU_Commission forecasts released today. Poland's economy is expected to grow 3.7%, the sixth highest figure in the bloc. Full data here: bit.ly/3NjiQyk
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Poland has been ranked as the worst country in the EU for LGBT people for the third year running by @ILGAEurope. For more, see the Rainbow Europe report (bit.ly/3swCj6A) and our article on last year's ranking (bit.ly/3wjSWlf).
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Red paint was thrown on Poland's embassy in Moscow today, two days after the Russian ambassador was doused with red paint in Warsaw
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Poland's central bank has again raised interest rates, as the country experiences its highest inflation this century. Its benchmark rate rose 75bps today to reach 5.25%, the highest level since 2008.
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Poland's inflation has again risen, hitting its highest level since 1998, with analysts warning of more to come. According to a preliminary calculation released today by Statistics Poland (GUS), in April it has reached 12.3% year-on-year
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Today's Google Doodle marks what would have been the 91st birthday of Polish film music composer and jazz musician Krzysztof Komeda, known for his scores for Roman Pola艅ski films including Rosemary鈥檚 Baby and Knife in the Water He died in 1969 aged 37 following an accident in LA
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Video of one of the Soviet monuments that were demolished today in Poland. For more, see our report: bit.ly/3K6mt8Q
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...say they did not know that a motorcycle had crashed behind them, and that that is why they continued driving and did not report the incident. State broadcaster TVP has published a video of the incident
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Poland has been the second largest donor to Ukraine since Russia's invasion, both in the total amount given and as a percent of GDP, according to @kielinstitute's Ukraine Support Tracker. Via: bit.ly/3vlXEQM
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We are delighted to welcome @AlicjaPtak4 as the newest member of the @notesfrompoland team, where she will serve as senior editor. Alicja joins us after four years at @Reuters, where she produced award-winning business coverage
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Olga Tokarczuk's first new novel in eight years, and her first since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, will be published on 1 June. "Empuzjon" follows a student from Lviv who visits a health resort in the village of G枚rbersdorf (now Soko艂owsko) in Lower Silesia in 1913
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The @nytimes reports on how Krak贸w's Jewish Community Centre has opened its doors to refugees from Ukraine. nytimes.com/live/2022/04/06/鈥
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Poland's President @AndrzejDuda tells CNN it is "hard to deny" that Russia is committing genocide in Ukraine. "The goal of the invasion is to extinguish the Ukrainian nation...Dialogue with Russia has no sense. The sanctions regime should be strengthened"
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Poland's central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by 100bps today - twice as much as had been forecast - to 4.5%, the highest level in a decade. Via: bit.ly/3DKzof0
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Activists from @Greenpeace_PL yesterday painted "Peace Not Oil" on a tanker carrying Russian oil to Poland. They appealed to @MorawieckiM and @vonderleyen for an embargo on Russian coal, gas and oil, and to move more quickly towards renewables. 馃摲Greenpeace Polska, CC BY-ND 2.0
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Russia's invasion has turned Ukrainian journalists who normally cover other areas into war correspondents in their own country - with no training and experience. Along with over 30 other media organisations, we have launched a fund to support their work: kickstarter.com/projects/lif鈥
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The Polish, Czech and Slovenian prime ministers, who travelled today to Kyiv, have met with Ukrainian President @ZelenskyyUa and Prime Minister @Denys_Shmyhal
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"We're never going to turn people away [but] the situation is getting worse, so we're going to have probably 3, 4, 5 million [refugees] in Poland alone. So we need the UN and the EU, we need a relocation programme," says Warsaw mayor @trzaskowski_
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