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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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Thousands protest against COVID-19 curbs in Poland [Video]

Thousands protest against COVID-19 curbs in Poland

Police used tear gas on several occasions as thousands of people protested in Warsaw against restrictions aimed at curbing the surging epidemic.

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Protesters march in Poland against abortion ban [Video]

Protesters march in Poland against abortion ban

Tens of thousands of people protested across Poland on Friday in defiance of tight coronavirus restrictions, following Thursday's ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:26Published
Poland's top court rules a law banning abortions when a foetus has birth defects is unconstitutional [Video]

Poland's top court rules a law banning abortions when a foetus has birth defects is unconstitutional

"Throwing in the topic of abortion and holding a pseudo-tribunal on it in the middle of a raging pandemic is more than cynicism. This is political villainy," said former Polish PM and President of the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published
Poland's bid for nuclear power [Video]

Poland's bid for nuclear power

It is known that Poland will not abandon coal completely. It is also known that renewable energy is not able to meet the needs of the Polish economy. So the Polish energy strategy is to provide for the..

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Coronavirus in Poland: PM announces partial lockdown amid virus spike [Video]

Coronavirus in Poland: PM announces partial lockdown amid virus spike

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:50Published
Second World War bomb explodes in Poland [Video]

Second World War bomb explodes in Poland

A British Second World War bomb exploded while being made safe underwater bynavy demolition specialists in northwestern Poland on Tuesday. The 5.4-tonTallboy bomb was found in September 2019 beneath a..

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Poland: Massive WW2 bomb detonates underwater during navy operation [Video]

Poland: Massive WW2 bomb detonates underwater during navy operation

The bomb — nicknamed "Tallboy" and capable of causing a small earthquake — was dropped by the British in 1945.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:50Published
Biggest WWII bomb found in Poland explodes [Video]

Biggest WWII bomb found in Poland explodes

The biggest World War Two bomb ever found in Poland exploded under water on Tuesday as navy divers tried to defuse it.

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Polish navy bid to defuse one of WWII's largest bombs near Baltic coast [Video]

Polish navy bid to defuse one of WWII's largest bombs near Baltic coast

The bomb — nicknamed "Tallboy" and capable of causing a small earthquake — was dropped by the British in 1945.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:14Published
Polish President Duda among those congratulating French Open champ Swiatek on social media [Video]

Polish President Duda among those congratulating French Open champ Swiatek on social media

Polish President Andrzej Duda and soccer player Robert Lewandowski among those congratulating French Open champ Iga Swiatek on winning the country's first tennis Grand Slam title

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Nord Stream 2: Poland fines Russian energy giant Gazprom €6.5 billion over gas pipeline [Video]

Nord Stream 2: Poland fines Russian energy giant Gazprom €6.5 billion over gas pipeline

Gazprom insists there are no grounds for the fine and says it is a politically-motivated move to please the US government.

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Poland fines Gazprom $7.6 bln over Nord Stream [Video]

Poland fines Gazprom $7.6 bln over Nord Stream

Poland says it is fining Russia's Gazprom $7.6 bln for building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline without its permission, adding to political disputes over a project that Washington says will leave western..

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European Commission widens its horizons in crackdown on corruption and abuse of law [Video]

European Commission widens its horizons in crackdown on corruption and abuse of law

The issue of the rule of law has become a central issue in the European Union over the last decade. Up until recently, the spotlight was mainly on concerns over Hungary and Poland. But now the European..

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Air bridges: Poland and Turkey added to quarantine list [Video]

Air bridges: Poland and Turkey added to quarantine list

A list of countries and territories in Europe from which people don't need toquarantine on arrival in England, as it's announced that arrivals from Poland,Turkey and three Caribbean islands will have..

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Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic 'oppose EU's new migration pact' [Video]

Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic 'oppose EU's new migration pact'

"We must ensure that the external borders of the EU and the Schengen Area remain perfectly sealed along all section," a spokesman for the Hungarian Prime Minister said.View on euronews

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Poland political crisis: government vows to end deadlock in coalition power struggle [Video]

Poland political crisis: government vows to end deadlock in coalition power struggle

Dissent by the small United Poland party prompted its larger partner Law and Justice (PiS) to warn that the ruling coalition was crumbling.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:27Published
New EU Migration Pact requires member states to take more migrants from frontline nations [Video]

New EU Migration Pact requires member states to take more migrants from frontline nations

EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson says she's already bracing for tough resistance from Hungary, Poland and northern European nations.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:39Published

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Cyclist Fabio Jakobsen In Coma After Horrific Crash At Tour Of Poland Race

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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 Deputy Prime Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz said on Monday that she saw no need to introduce new restrictions or re-instate previous ones despite a sudden hike in new infections over the weekend.
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