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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...

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...

2006-05-17 03:26:24

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz on Wednesday brushed aside yet another newspaper report suggesting he may soon be forced out due to a conflict with his Law and Justice party. Asked about the report, in Zycie Warszawy daily, Marcinkiewicz said rumours of his departure have accompanied him almost from the first day in office seven months ago. "The question is to you, journalists -- how long will I have to answer this question every day," he told a news...

2005-10-30 17:54:28

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's Prime Minister-designate Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz said on Sunday he would present a minority government to be sworn in on Monday, but talks to set up a majority coalition would continue. "I am convinced that further talks will bring us closer together and will eventually result in success," Marcinkiewicz said on live television. "As I promised, tomorrow I will present a minority government." Earlier, leaders of his conservative Law and Justice party and...

2005-10-30 16:37:48

By Malgorzata Rakowiec and Nathaniel Espino GDANSK (Reuters) - Polish center-right parties on Sunday ended talks aimed at creating a coalition government and delegates left the site of the negotiations without speaking to reporters. Prime Minister-designate Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz has said his Law and Justice party was ready to announce a minority cabinet on Monday if no deal was reached with the pro-business Civic Platform. Analysts say minority rule would diminish hope for...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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