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Anyone confirmed as or suspected of having monkeypox must be hospitalised and anyone exposed to the virus must be quarantined for 21 days under new rules introduced today by the health minister. Poland has so far not recorded any cases of the disease wiadomosci.onet.pl/kraj/malp…
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Parliament has approved the abolition of the disciplinary chamber for judges, one of the EU's key demands to unlock billions in funds. But the opposition argues that the move simply makes cosmetic changes, replacing one disciplinary chamber with another notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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Poland devotes proportionally less to social support than the EU average and its spending “is not always properly targeted”, says the @EU_Commission. But the proportion of people at risk of poverty has been declining and is among the EU's lowest, it adds notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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As Poland upgrades its broadcasting system, 1.5m homes with old receivers are losing access to most TV stations. But, at the government's request, the regulator has allowed them to still receive state TV, which is used as a mouthpiece by the ruling party notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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Germany is "flabbergasted" at Poland's claims that Berlin has broken a promise to provide tanks to replace those Warsaw gave to Ukraine. A spokesman says the claims are "not correct" and that Poland's request for the latest Leopard tanks is unrealistic politico.eu/article/berlin-f…
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Poland's main opposition parties have jointly pledged to increase the funding and autonomy of local authorities if they come to power. "PiS has systematically and deliberately destroyed local government, just like everything that is independent," they say notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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.@EU_Commission President @vonderleyen is planning to travel to Warsaw on 2 June - provided the adoption procedure for the Polish Recovery and Resilience Plan is completed by then.
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Lithuania’s justice minister has celebrated that she and the country's other 183,000 ethnic Poles can now officially use the Polish spellings of their names after a change to the law. Previously known as Evelina Dobrovolska, she is now Ewelina Dobrowolska notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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New data from last year's national census has provided further insights into the ageing of Poland's society, as well as revealing a shift of the population from big cities to rural areas and an increase in the proportion of people who are divorced notesfrompoland.com/2022/05/…
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