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ALERT! Mayor of Gdańsk attacked UPDATE

At 20:00 on Sunday night Paweł Adamowicz (53) was stabbed in the stomach multiple times during a concert organised on the occasion of the 2019 grand finale of the Great Orchestra of the Christmas Charity….


Europe’s biggest charity takes on the government

Last year (2018) the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity collected 126 373 804 zł, or some 29 million Euro, making it one of the largest charity events in the world. This year final figures are…


Facebook bans 16 Polish pages

Facebook deleted 16 pages for violations of its internal rules. Some of the pages were followed by up to 320,000 people. Facebook was fast to assure that it was not about the content of what…


Warsaw brief news 12 Jan 2019

1. Spy story in Warsaw: a Huawei employee and an ex-ABW officer (Internal Security Agency) have been arrested for alleged spying. 2. Teachers on strike: following ZNP, a second trade union FZZ announced they will…


Has Brexit already happened?

Am I dreaming? Has Brexit already taken place? According to the EU rules, the geo-blocking is no longer allowed. Yet, when I wanted to see Brexit: The Uncivil War on Channel 4 this weekend, I…


Teachers strike in Poland this spring?

What might happen and what may be a major blow for the ruling party: the powerful Teachers Union (ZNP) just called for a massive strike in schools to take place during the exams season. What’s…


Overview of Polish political parties, Jan 2019

Who will run in the European Elections from Poland in 2019? Here’s a quick preview of the political actors. In 2019 there is one dominant party in Poland, Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, PiS)….


Orban supports Warsaw-Rome axis

…before it became a reality, the Rome-Warsaw axis has a new friend. Meet Hungarian prime minister and the country’s strongman: Viktor Orbán. Today at a press conference in Budapest, the country leader supported the Italian-Polish…