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2010-07-05 12:45:00

NEW YORK, July 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC congratulated Bronislaw Komorowski on his victory in the Polish presidential elections. "As Marshal of the Sejm, the Polish parliament, Bronislaw Komorowski demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the Polish people," said David Harris, Executive Director of AJC. "AJC has had a long and rewarding link with democratic Poland. In that spirit, we shall look forward to a close partnership with President-elect Komorowski, as we have had with...

2008-10-29 18:00:11

A Polish man who linked the Web site of President Lech Kaczynski to a pornographic search has gone on trial for defaming the head of state. The defendant, identified only as Marek M., acknowledges that he arranged for the president's site to come up in a search involving male sexual organs, The Telegraph reports. But he says that he was only checking whether his home-designed software worked and had no intention of defaming the president. Marek M., who lives in Cieszyna in southern...

2008-10-08 06:00:34

Text of report in English by Polish national independent news agency PAP Warsaw, 7 October: Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Tuesday that in his opinion the Polish parliament would not approve plans to hold a referendum on ownership transformations in hospitals. The prime minister made the statement before President Lech Kaczynski delivered a televised address on Tuesday [6 October] evening. According to an unofficial source, the president is expected to suggest that such referendum should...

2008-10-01 12:00:16

Text of report in English by Polish national independent news agency PAP Warsaw, 1 October: Mission-oriented public media for whom profits are at best a side aim and not a main issue are a "major value", president Lech Kaczynski said Wednesday [1 October] on Polish TV's news channel TVP Info commenting government plans to introduce a new media law. On Tuesday the national daily Rzeczpospolita wrote that the Tusk government was planning changes in media laws and management reshuffles in...

2008-08-20 06:00:08

Text of report in English by Polish national independent news agency PAP Warsaw, 20 August: Poland is one of the USA's best friends, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday after a meeting with President Lech Kaczynski. Rice described the day on which the two sides were signing the deal on placing 10 missile defence interceptors in Poland as "a historic day". The base will help deal with the new threats of the 21st century, with threats posed by missiles from such...

2008-06-25 06:03:09

By From news reports A Polish appeals court Tuesday upheld the convictions of 14 police officers for their involvement in the killings of nine miners protesting a government crackdown on the Solidarity movement in 1981, and increased most of their sentences. The presiding judge, Waldemar Szmidt, said the ruling closed the book on "events that had a tragic result, events that caused deaths, the crippling of some victims and suffering for the victims and their loved ones." The ruling...

2006-07-10 07:53:42

By Tomasz Janowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish conservative President Lech Kaczynski appointed his identical twin Jaroslaw as prime minister on Monday, cementing their grip on power and reinforcing concerns about Poland's tilt toward nationalism. In a surprise decision on Friday, Jaroslaw, leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, decided to replace popular Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz after clashing with him over appointments to state posts. The move, which requires a...

2006-07-10 07:15:27

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Lech Kaczynski on Monday appointed his twin brother Jaroslaw Kaczynski as prime minister, the president's office said in a statement. In a surprise decision last Friday, Jaroslaw, the leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, decided to take over from popular prime minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, who will run for Warsaw mayor in local elections in November.

2006-07-08 09:12:48

By Adam Jasser WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish conservative leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski and his twin brother, President Lech Kaczynski, shot to fame playing rookie lead characters in a 1962 hit "The Two Who Stole the Moon." On Saturday, the former child stars and anti-communist activists, 57, stood on the threshold of capturing unprecedented power in the ex-communist European Union country as Jaroslaw prepared to become the next prime minister. He will replace party colleague Kazimierz...

2006-07-07 17:18:40

By Olga Markiewicz and Pawel Kozlowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's popular Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz resigned on Friday after growing tensions with his Law and Justice party, making way for Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin brother of the president, to take over. The party said Jaroslaw -- party leader and twin brother of President Lech Kaczynski -- may be approved by parliament next week. That would make the two the world's only twins to hold the two highest posts in any...