By Clara Weiss, 24 August 2015
Poland's president is demanding permanent NATO military bases in Eastern Europe.
By Markus Salzmann, 20 June 2015
Only a few months before parliamentary elections this autumn, new revelations about a spying scandal have plunged the conservative Civic Platform into crisis.
By Markus Salzmann, 27 May 2015
The result points to the possible outcome of the parliamentary election this autumn in which the right-wing Law and Justice party hopes to take power.
By Markus Salzmann, 9 May 2015
The campaign has been characterised by agitation against Russia and the promotion of a military build-up.
By Markus Salzmann, 25 April 2015
Poland is increasing its defence spending and planning to build six watchtowers on the border with the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.
By Dorota Niemitz, 25 March 2015
A Polish squad from the 18th storm trooper battalion fired mortar shells into a wedding party in an Afghan village in 2007, killing eight civilians.
By Sonja Bach, 25 February 2015
Poland will spend the equivalent of two percent of its GDP on its defence budget by 2016, fulfilling NATO’s minimum requirements for military spending.
By Markus Salzmann, 20 February 2015
Strikers showed enormous militancy during the course of the two-week-long struggle involving clashes with police wielding teargas and rubber bullets.
By Markus Salzmann, 17 January 2015
Miners are resisting the Polish government’s plans to restructure the coal industry and lay off thousands of workers.
By Konrad Kreft, 18 December 2014
The publication of the US Senate report on torture has proven the existence of a clandestine CIA prison in Poland and the close collaboration between European and US governments.
By Dorota Niemitz, 13 November 2014
More than 270 people were arrested as far-right protesters battled riot police.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 16 October 2014
The Sobibor, Belzec and Treblinca concentration camps were designed to carry out the systematic extermination of Jews and Roma living in those parts of Ukraine and Poland occupied by the Wehrmacht.
By Niles Williamson, 20 September 2014
Ukraine’s participation in a joint military brigade with Poland and Lithuania, both members of NATO, is part of a reckless campaign of militarization in Eastern Europe instigated by the US and targeting Russia.
By Christoph Dreier, 4 September 2014
The appointment of Tusk as EU Council president is a provocative signal of plans to escalate the confrontation with Russia.
By Sonja Bach and Christoph Dreier, 25 June 2014
Just weeks after celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the 1989 elections, which saw the Solidarity movement defeat the Communist Party, the Polish government faces a serious crisis.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 June 2014
Meeting with billionaire President-Elect Poroshenko, Obama backed the regime’s “anti-terrorism operation” and offered military supplies and training to carry it out.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 June 2014
Amid an increasingly bloody offensive by the Kiev regime in eastern Ukraine, Obama began talks in Poland Tuesday aimed at ratcheting up military pressure on Russia.
By Christoph Dreier, 11 April 2014
In an interview with the weekly Die Zeit, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk spoke out in favour of a common European energy, foreign and military policy under German leadership, in order to “stop Russian expansionism”.
By Dorota Niemitz, 1 April 2014
A recent report by the Central Statistical Office of Poland shows that more than half a million of the country’s children suffer from malnutrition.
By Markus Salzmann, 23 September 2013
Demonstrations in Poland are directed against the increase of the retirement age to 67, the expansion of precarious working conditions and other austerity measures of the Tusk government.
By Christoph Dreier, 1 March 2012
Despite modest economic growth, the Polish government led by Donald Tusk is preparing renewed attacks on workers.
By Markus Salzmann, 14 February 2012
The spate of cold weather that has lasted for weeks in many parts of Europe has now claimed at least 600 lives.
By Christoph Dreier, 12 October 2011
The ability of the ruling Civic Platform to remain in office—the first Polish government to be re-elected since 1989—has less to do with its own strength, but rather in the complete lack of alternatives and the bankruptcy of the political establishment.
By Christoph Dreier, 8 October 2011
After weeks in which the ruling Civic Platform (PO) led in opinion polls, the outcome of Poland’s parliamentary election on Sunday now seems uncertain.
By Marius Heuser, 6 July 2010
Bronislaw Komorowski, the candidate of the governing conservative Civic Platform (PO) party was able to win 52.6 percent of the vote in the second round of the Polish presidential election held on Sunday.
By Stefan Steinberg, 19 April 2010
There is an element of the grotesque in both the domestic and international efforts to sanctify the figure of deceased Polish President Lech Kaczynski.
By Marius Hauser, 13 April 2010
Poland’s late president Lech Kaczynski, who died Saturday in a plane crash, was a loyal representative of the country’s ruling elite and sought to establish authoritarian forms of rule based on reactionary Polish chauvinism.
By Alex Lantier, 12 April 2010
Polish President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of other government officials died Saturday in a plane crash near Smolensk in western Russia, where they were traveling to a joint commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the World War II Katyn massacre.
By Peter Kloze, 18 September 2009
Confronted by a ballooning budget deficit, the Polish government has decided to intensify its drive to privatise key sectors of state-owned industry.
By Marius Heuser, 29 May 2009
Ceremonies currently taking place marking the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Stalinist regime in Poland have been overshadowed by shipyard workers protests in Gdansk.
By Ulrich Rippert, 23 May 2009
Olivier Besancenot’s participation in the European election congress of the Polish Party of Labour (PPP) last weekend makes clear the real aims of his newly founded Anti-Capitalist Party (Parti Anticapitaliste).
Besancenot in Poland
By Marius Heuser and Tadeusz Sikorski, 22 May 2009
In a speech given in Katowice, Poland, the head of the NPA (New Anti-capitalist Party) justified his alliance with a group that has no connection with socialism and which includes openly right-wing forces.
By Stefan Steinberg, 17 April 2009
A fire at a homeless shelter in Poland last Sunday night killed 21 people and left many other residents badly injured. The three-storey building in Kamien Pomorski, housing 77 homeless people, including women and children, was turned into a charred skeleton.
By Marius Heuser, 4 March 2009
Twenty years after the restoration of capitalism, the Polish economy is facing economic collapse as foreign capital flows out of the country.
7 November 2008
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By Niall Green, 23 October 2008
The economies of central and eastern Europe are being rocked by the crisis of world capitalism, compounded by the corrupt and pro-big business policies of their local elites.
By Brigitte Fehlau, 13 October 1999
Widespread protests have sprung up as a result of drastic cuts in social services, by means of which the Polish government seeks to meet the conditions for joining the European Union. Farmers, miners, steelworkers and hospital employees have taken to the streets.