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Poland says France's Macron comments on NATO 'dangerous': FT

WARSAW (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron’s critical remarks about NATO were “dangerous”, Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in an interview published on Sunday evening by the Financial Times.

Macron told The Economist last week that NATO was experiencing “brain death”, citing a lack of coordination and U.S. unpredictability under President Donald Trump. The French leader also expressed doubt about the U.S.-led alliance’s security maxim that an attack on one ally would be treated as an attack on all.

Polish prime minister announces new government

WARSAW, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the new structure of the government on Friday night, following the victory of governing Law and Justice (PiS) in parliamentary elections on Oct. 13.

"I am convinced this will be a very effective, very good team," Morawiecki said upon announcing the new government at a press conference.

"We want to continue with all our promises, our program. In the spirit of trustworthiness, we will accomplish what we have said we would do," he added.

Poland’s ruling party declares victory in divided nation

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s conservative governing Law and Justice party won the most votes in Sunday’s election in the deeply divided nation and appeared, according to an exit poll, to have secured a comfortable majority in parliament to govern for four more years.

The exit poll, conducted by the research firm Ipsos, projected that Law and Justice won 43.6% of the votes. That would translate into 239 seats, a majority in the 460-seat lower house of parliament.

Europe’s 3rd largest defence industry exhibition takes off in Poland

KIELCE (Poland), Sept 4 (NNN-BERNAMA) — The 27th edition of the International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO 2019), Europe’s third-largest exhibition of its kind, opened here Tuesday.

Featuring the latest of helicopters, armoured equipment and rockets, aviation equipment, air defence systems, medical equipment as well as cutting-edge communication technologies, the four-day event is being held at the Targi Kielce Exhibition and Congress Centre here.

The expo known by its Polish acronym, MSPO, is also Poland’s premier defence show.

U.S.'s Pence calls for vigilance about Russian election meddling

WARSAW (Reuters) - It is necessary to remain alert to Russian interference in elections around the world, United States Vice President Michael Pence said on Monday in Warsaw.

“With its efforts to meddle in elections across Europe and around the world now is the time for us to remain vigilant about the intentions and the actions being taken by Russia,” Pence said during the conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda.

Poland wants sanctions against Russia over Crimea to continue

WARSAW (Reuters) - President Andrzej Duda said on Saturday that Poland saw a need to maintain Western sanctions against Russia over its 2014 annexation of the Crimea region from Ukraine.

He also said Ukraine should have closer relations with the European Union and the NATO military alliance.

The EU and the United States have both imposed sanctions on Russia over its role in the Ukraine conflict.

Germany expresses 'deep shame' for Nazi destruction of Poland

01 August 2019; DW: At an event marking the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, Germany recognized its moral responsibility for Nazi wartime atrocities in Poland. But Foreign Minister Heiko Maas ruled out financial reparations.

While on an official visit to Poland, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Thursday participated in commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.

Berlin feels moral responsibility for Nazi Germany's devastation of Poland, Maas said.

Polish court approves extradition of suspect in Siberian mall tragedy

WARSAW, July 5. /TASS/: A court in Poland has approved the extradition of Vyacheslav Vishnevsky, a former owner of the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping mall in Russia’s Siberian city of Kemerovo, where 60 people died in fire in 2018.

"Concerning the case of Vyacheslav V. [in line with the Polish law, the suspect’s second name must not be disclosed], we inform that the District Court of Warsaw has issued a ruling on legal permissibility of the wanted person’s extradition to the Russian Federation," the Warsaw District Court’s press service said on Friday.

Polish hotel cancels on Germany's far-right AfD

29 June 2019; DW: The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) had to cancel plans for a gathering in western Poland on Friday, after the Radisson Blu Hotel in Szczecin unceremoniously nixed their reservations two hours before the meeting. The said there had been a power outage.

Spokesman Christian Lüth told French news agency AFP that he believed "political reasons" were behind the decision.

"We had repeatedly confirmed the reservation," he added. "There will be legal action."

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