Posts Tagged ‘Poland’

Poland says migrants are still trying to cross the border from Belarus

The number of migrants and refugees trying to enter Poland from Belarus has been declining in the past few days. But Poland’s defence minister claimed that migrants are still trying to cross the border. “Smaller groups of people are trying to cross the border in many places,” Mariusz Blaszczak said. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki […]

‘It’s deadly’: Syrian doctor in Poland warns migrants against journey through Belarus

Syrian doctor, Kassam Shahadah, settled in Poland as a war refugee three years ago and now volunteers on its border to help desperate Middle East migrants trying to enter after a perilous trek through freezing forest, Reuters reports. He feels lucky to have won residence through asylum. And though he understands the same aspirations to […]

Poland confirms Belarus border camp now cleared as migrants taken to shelter

Authorities in Belarus say the migrant camp on the border with Poland has been cleared, and its people have now been moved to a nearby shelter. Meanwhile, several hundred have been repatriated to Iraq, after giving up any hope of reaching Europe. “As of November 18, all refugees from the makeshift camp on the Belarusian-Polish […]

Premiers of Poland, Iraq’s KRG discuss migrant crisis over phone

Poland’s Prime Minister, on Thursday, held a phone conversation with the Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), discussing the migrant crisis at the Belarus border, Anadolu News Agency reports. Mateusz Morawiecki and Masrour Barzani agreed that the migrants were deceived by “organised human traffickers” and described the migrants as “victims of organised […]

Poland-Belarus: Latvia to install temporary fence as migrant crisis escalates

Latvia said it will install a 37 kilometres-long temporary fence on its border with Belarus, which should be completed by next week as the migrant crisis on the Polish border makes headlines. The installation of barbed wire on the Latvian-Belarus border has been delayed because of issues with the company delivering the actual fence. But […]

Poland ‘detains 100 migrants after attempted border crossing’ from Belarus

Polish security forces arrested around a hundred migrants overnight as they tried to break across the border from Belarus, Poland’s defence ministry said on Thursday. “A group of around 100 migrants were arrested by Polish services,” the ministry said, accusing Belarusian forces of having “forced the migrants to throw stones at Polish soldiers to distract […]

Manufactured Cruelties: Belarus, Poland and the Refugee Crisis

Refugee crises are often manufactured by governments.  They can be done at the source: war, famine, rapacious institutions.  They can also be manufactured by the refusal of governments to accept those seeking asylum, sanctuary and refuge. The latter is very much in evidence in Europe: governments of the European Union are staring down desperate humans […]

Scores of migrants leave camp for Belarus-Poland border

Hundreds of migrants remained stranded at Belarus’ border with Poland on Monday as the European Union agreed to slap further sanctions on the former Soviet nation. Amid the crisis, Poland has also reinforced its side of the frontier with 15,000 soldiers, in addition to border guards and police. In a briefing on Monday, Polish officials […]

UK Deploys Troops To Poland To “Fortify Border Fence” With Belarus

UK troops are being freshly deployed in Poland to assist in strengthening the border fence at points of entry into the EU along the Belarus-Poland border, at a moment the showdown continues and as Minsk and Moscow are ramping up their rhetoric in condemning Europe’s hypocrisy. Polish defense minister Mariusz Błaszczak made the announcement Friday, […]

Ambassador Przyłębski Warns That Poland May Soon Use Live Ammunition To Protect Its Borders From Migrant Invaders

(RMX News). The situation in the border area between Poland and Belarus is worsening as thousands of illegal migrants attempt to breach the border fence, but according to its ambassador to Germany, Andrzej Przyłębski, unlike Germany in 2015, Poland will not open the borders — and will use live ammunition if the situation “comes to […]

EU Correctly asks to Sanction Belarus for Allowing Arab Army to Invade Poland but why not ask to Sanction Turkey also?

    European Union officials are backing Poland’s accusations that Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko is conducting a form of “hybrid warfare” in unleashing armies of Arabs on the Polish border into the EU and yes these EU officials are right to blame Belarus for this but why aren’t these officials demanding the same thing for […]

WAR: Battalion of 1000 Arabs Works its Way Through Belarus now at border with Poland ready to Invade

    A “massive” wave of migrants has reached Poland’s border from Belarus, with the country’s special services describing it as the largest-ever attempt to enter the country by force. The migrants amassed at the border are predominantly young males, Stanislaw Zaryn, the spokesman for Poland’s Minister-Coordinator of Special Services said on Monday. “The group […]

Poland opens COVID-19 vaccination centres near cemeteries for those visiting loved ones

Poland’s health ministry extended its COVID-19 vaccination campaign to cemeteries across the country, as people head to the graveyards for All Saints’ Day. Polish cemeteries reopened after authorities decided to close them a year ago due to coronavirus restrictions, much to the dismay of the faithful and florists. “Last year it was a huge disaster. […]

EU Parliament sues European Commission over not Sanctioning Poland Enough for not Legalizing Gay Marriage and Adoptions

    The European Parliament has sued the executive branch of the EU government, the European Commission, on Friday, for its failure to use the sanctions mechanism against rule-breaking member states like Poland. The mechanism in question was introduced in late 2020 and allows the EU to withhold funding of member states that Brussels sees […]

Poland’s senate approves €350 million wall along Belarus border

Poland’s senate has approved a plan to build a €350 million wall along its border with Belarus to prevent migrants from illegally entering the country. The upper house of parliament gave final approval to the proposed 100-kilometre border wall on Friday after a second vote. President Andrzej Duda has said that he will immediately sign […]

Poland summons Belgian ambassador in war of words over EU rule of law

Poland has summoned the Belgian ambassador after expressing “disapproval and indignation” at comments by Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. De Croo had responded to remarks by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki over the rule of law dispute within the European Union. Morawiecki had accused the European Commission of blackmailing his country by demanding changes in […]

EU Court Fines Poland 1 Million Euros per Day in Rule of Law Row

WARSAW—Poland must pay 1 million euros ($1.16 million) a day for maintaining a disciplinary chamber for judges, the European Union’s top court said on Wednesday, in the latest episode of a clash over the rule of law with implications for Warsaw’s future ties with the bloc. The long-running conflict over Poland’s judicial reforms that the […]

Hungary’s Orban sides with Poland, rejects EU law primacy ahead of bloc’s summit over LGBTQ

Home » Europe, Politics, Wars / Conflicts » Hungary’s Orban sides with Poland, rejects EU law primacy ahead of bloc’s summit over LGBTQ     Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has once again challenged the idea of the primacy of EU law, accusing Brussels of attempts to infringe upon the rights of the national governments […]

One year after Poland’s anti-abortion ruling, human rights activists face attacks

It has been a year since Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal further tightened what was already one of the most restrictive abortion legislation in Europe. On October 22, 2020, the court ruled it was unconstitutional for women to terminate their pregnancies even in cases of severe and irreversible foetal defects, leading to a near-total ban on abortion […]

Poland to Bow to EU Demands on Justice

    Poland’s prime minister has announced that his government will dissolve the disciplinary chamber of the country’s Supreme Court after the EU condemned the chamber for threatening the “unity of the European legal order.” Speaking to EU officials at the European Parliament, Polish leader Mateusz Morawiecki accepted that the chamber “did not meet our […]

Fan unrest as Hungary draws at England; Poland walks off

Crowd trouble marred World Cup qualifiers as Hungary fans clashed with police during a 1-1 draw against England at Wembley Stadium and Poland’s players walked off in Albania after bottles were hurled in another Group I match on Tuesday. Karol Świderski had just scored for Poland in the 77th minute when he was struck by […]

In Poland’s borderlands, ignorance and hatred echo Europe’s darkest era

Every year for the last two decades, Elżbieta has made the two-hour drive from her home in Warsaw to close to the Polish-Belarussian border to go mushroom picking. In 2021, she arrived at her rented holiday home near the town of Włodawa to find it very different from the quiet rural idyl she knows so […]

Poland sees pro-EU rallies as battle lines drawn over court ruling

Tens of thousands protested across Poland on Sunday in support of the European Union amid a bitter row with Brussels over the primacy of European over national courts. A crowd in Warsaw’s Castle Square waved European flags and chanted “We are staying” three days after Poland’s constitutional court ruled that Polish law superseded European, setting […]

‘Turkey’s trade volume with Poland will soon reach $10 billion’, Cavusoglu says

Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said that the bilateral trade volume between Turkey and Poland, which is expected to exceed $8 billion this year, will soon reach their $10 billion target, Anadolu News Agency reports. According to the report, Poland’s President, Andrzej Duda, and Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, met in Warsaw on Monday. After the […]

Poland carried out migrant push-back at Belarus border, Amnesty says

Amnesty International on Thursday accused Poland of illegally pushing back asylum-seekers into Belarus. According to the human rights NGO, Polish authorities pushed back a group of 32 Afghan asylum-seekers — including a 15-year-old girl — in late August. They had first entered the country on August 8. It said that satellite imagery and photographs showed […]

Fifth migrant dies at Poland-Belarus border as UN calls for more protection

A fifth migrant has died at the border between Poland and Belarus, border guard officials have confirmed. Polish authorities said it happened as they detained a group of migrants from Iraq near the Belarusian border on Thursday night. “One of the men, despite being resuscitated by the patrol and the ambulance team, died (probably of […]

Poland sends more troops to Belarus border after migrant deaths

Poland is sending 500 additional troops to the border with Belarus in order to strengthen it against increasing migrant pressure that Warsaw says is orchestrated by Belarus and Russia to destabilise the European Union. “We are dealing with a well-organised action directed from Minsk and Moscow,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told a news conference. “We […]

Pope Francis urges European bishops gathering in Poland to listen to sex abuse victims

Pope Francis urged European bishops on Saturday to listen to survivors of clergy sexual abuse and consider them partners in reform. In a video message aimed at Central and Eastern European bishops currently gathering in Poland for a four-day child protection conference, the supreme pontiff warned a failure to take victims’ views into account could […]

‘Scandalous and arrogant’: Hungary slams EU over Poland fines move

Hungary’s justice minister has slammed the European Union for pushing to impose fines on Poland over judicial reforms. Judit Varga has accused Brussels of “attacking” Warsaw and intervening in a country’s legislative process. The European Commission said on Tuesday it had asked the EU’s Court of Justice to impose daily fines on Poland. The bloc […]

EU ‘stands in solidarity’ with Latvia, Lithuania and Poland over Belarus

A top European Union official condemned Belarus and expressed support for Poland, Lithuania and Latvia on Friday as a state of emergency took effect in areas of eastern Poland following a surge in illegal migration. EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell, speaking at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Slovenia, said that the EU’s […]

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