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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...

2008-07-30 09:01:27

Text of report in English by Polish national independent news agency PAP Konstantynow Lodzki, 30 July: Polish hospitals will face "wild privatisation" unless healthcare reform legislation prepared by ruling Civic Platform has been adopted, Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk said. "This legislation is absolutely necessary for hospitals, patients, doctors and nurses," Tusk said. "And those who say 'no' do so only to annoy the government." According to Tusk, the Civic Platform proposals...

2006-08-11 09:29:00

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's acting mayor of Warsaw has canceled a trip to Berlin, saying he could not visit the city while it was running an exhibition commemorating the expulsion of Germans from eastern Europe after 1945. Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, who was due to travel to Berlin on Friday to celebrate the 15th anniversary of a partnership between the two cities, said that after the opening of the show on Thursday he decided to change his plans. "My visit to Berlin could be...

2006-07-18 02:53:40

By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's new Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski will promise more harmonious foreign relations, prudent budgets and more highways in his first policy speech on Wednesday, a senior member of his party said. Kaczynski, head of the ruling conservative Law and Justice party, took office on Friday and is scheduled to present his government's program in parliament on Wednesday ahead of a confidence vote. "An important part of the speech will be foreign...

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...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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