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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...

2008-07-27 12:00:30

Text of report in English by Polish national independent news agency PAP Warsaw, 27 July: The Sejm on Friday upheld the presidential veto to an amendment to the media law, drafted by the ruling Civic Platform PO. The PO-Polish People's Party PSL coalition lacked 24 votes to reject the veto with the decisive role of Left Mps who abstained from casting votes. In all 447 MPs cast their votes. To reject the veto the ruling coalition needed 269 votes. 245 MPs were for rejecting the veto, 160...

2006-04-27 01:01:04

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's ruling conservatives expect to sign a deal to form a majority coalition with two fringe parties on Thursday, with talks still ongoing with a third group, a party leader said late on Wednesday. Law and Justice have spent weeks working on a coalition, saying they need a parliamentary majority to govern effectively after six months of minority rule marred by political bickering and policy drift. The party came to terms with untried leftists Self-Defence two...

2006-02-13 13:53:01

By Natalia Reiter and Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Lech Kaczynski looked set on Monday to call an early election despite clashing over the decision with his powerful twin brother Jaroslaw, a political ally who leads the ruling conservatives. The president has until midnight (2300 GMT) on Monday to call the parliamentary election over the assembly's failure to approve the 2006 budget. If he does not use this right, the parliament will simply continue working....

2005-10-23 20:04:51

By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's conservatives face a formidable task of forming the next government after crowning their march to power with a victory by their leader Lech Kaczynski in Sunday's presidential run-off. The tough-talking Warsaw mayor defeated a close ally turned rival, pro-business moderate Donald Tusk, campaigning hard on a promise to root out corruption and shore up the welfare state in the new European Union member. Kaczynski's triumph seals a swing to...

2005-10-23 17:16:15

By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Conservative Lech Kaczynski won Poland's presidential run-off on Sunday on a platform combining traditionalist Catholic values with promises to curb corruption and shore up the welfare state. Partial results showed Kaczynski, a tough-on-crime Warsaw mayor, captured more than 54 percent of the vote, an eight-point advantage over his pro-business ally-turned-rival Donald Tusk. Kaczynski's victory seals a swing to the right in the European Union's...

2005-10-23 15:29:08

By Pawel Soczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Conservative Lech Kaczynski won Sunday's Polish presidential run-off on a Catholic platform that promised to weed out corruption and shore up welfare in the European Union's biggest new member. Exit polls showed Kaczynski, a tough-on-crime Warsaw mayor, captured about 53 percent of the vote, a six-point advantage over his pro-business ally-turned-rival Donald Tusk. Kaczynski's victory, if confirmed by final results on Monday, will firm his Law and...

2005-10-19 10:38:13

By Pawel Sobczak and Natalia Reiter WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's new parliament failed to choose its speaker on Wednesday, exposing a rise in tensions between would-be center-right government partners ahead of Sunday's presidential election. Meeting for the first time since the center right won parliamentary polls last month, the lower house adjourned its vote on choosing the speaker until next week, at the urging of the biggest party, the conservative Law and Justice. Their would be...

2005-10-09 18:04:34

By Pawel Kozlowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poles picked two center-right candidates with roots in the Solidarity movement for a run-off presidential ballot on October 23, which may be decided by leftist voters suspicious of both contenders. Exit polls and partial results of Sunday's election gave free-market enthusiast Donald Tusk around 36 percent of the vote, a 3-point lead over conservative Lech Kaczynski, but short of the 50 percent needed to avoid a second round of voting. Both...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.