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A proposed antidiscrimination policy at one of Poland’s top universities – especially its elements relating to trans people – has sparked anger among conservatives, including from the ruling party, who say it represents “extreme leftist Western ideologies” notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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The Polish government's compensation fund for those who suffered serious side effects from Covid vaccines has so far paid 700,000 zloty (€151,000) to 40 people. The highest single payout was for 87,000 zloty and hundreds more claims are being processed notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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A court in Poland has ordered the arrest of a Russian air traffic controller accused of intentional actions that caused the crash at Smolensk in 2010 which killed President Lech Kaczyński and 95 others. Russia has so far refused to cooperate in the case notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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Footfall and turnover at shopping centres in Poland have now surpassed pre-pandemic levels. While the figures partly indicate a return to pre-Covid shopping habits, they also reflect the arrival of millions of refugees from Ukraine notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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Polish state energy firm Energa has signed an agreement with Siemens to build a 563 MW gas-steam power station for €430 million. The plant, which will later be adapted to run on hydrogen, is part of efforts to move towards lower-emission power sources notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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Poland would come to Sweden and Finland's aid if they were attacked before joining NATO, says the PM. He also described Putin as a “terrorist” who should be put on trial and called on the West to “wake up from its geopolitical slumber” regarding Russia notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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A team of researchers is preparing to launch Poland's first programme testing the impact of universal basic income – a regular payment made to all residents regardless of their wealth or economic activity – in an impoverished part of the country notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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A new poll has reignited calls for the opposition - from left to centre right - to unite to oust Poland's ruling party. But the idea is more problematic than proponents such as @donaldtusk suggest and a joint list remains unlikely, writes @danieltilles1 notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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Recruitment for Poland's new paid voluntary military service launches this weekend as part of the government's efforts to double the number of troops serving in the armed forces notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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The EU will only disburse billions of euros in frozen funds to Poland once it demonstrates that it has implemented the agreed reforms to its disciplinary regime for judges, says @vonderleyen notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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