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Fat Thursday 2017 in Poland, or Happy Doughnut Day

Fat Thursday 2017 in Poland, or Happy Doughnut Day

Poles across the country will be consuming millions of doughnuts on Thursday (23.02.) to celebrate “Fat Thursday”, traditionally celebrated in the last week of carnival. This tradition goes back to…

Poland introduces 500 PLN banknote

Poland introduces 500 PLN banknote

On Friday, 10.02.2017, the Polish central bank confirmed that it had put a new banknote into circulation. The new 500 PLN denomination banknote is to ensure the uninterrupted circulation of…

Kaczyński: Merkel win is best for Poland. Chancellor Merkel arrives in Warsaw

Kaczyński: Merkel win is best for Poland. Chancellor Merkel arrives in Warsaw

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Warsaw to meet with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło and President Andrzej Duda. In addition, Merkel will also meet with the Law and…

Pre-paid phones in Poland. New rules come into force on 01.02.17

Pre-paid phones in Poland. New rules come into force on 01.02.17

Pre-paid mobile phones, which were purchased before 25.07.2016, have to be registered by their owners latest by 1st of February. Non-registered sim cards will be turned off the day after.…

Heavy snowfall in Poland leaves thousands of households without electricity

Heavy snowfall in Poland leaves thousands of households without electricity

Heavy snowfall and strong winds on Wednesday (04.01.17) have left some 15,000 households in Poland without electricity. During the night from Wednesday to Thursday, temperatures are expected to fall to…

21-year old killed outside kebab shop in Ełk. Tunisian national charged by police

21-year old killed outside kebab shop in Ełk. Tunisian national charged by police

A Tunisian national has been charged with the killing of 21-year old man outside a kebab shop in Ełk, north-eastern Poland. The incident took place on the night of New…

Strong winds cause havoc across northern and central Poland

Strong winds cause havoc across northern and central Poland

In the night of Monday to Tuesday (26th / 27th December), strong winds have caused severe damage to buildings, power lines and trees in the northern and central parts of…

Christmas Holidays 2016 – Police appeal to drivers to be cautious

Christmas Holidays 2016 – Police appeal to drivers to be cautious

Police in Poland call for drivers to be cautious. In a nationwide police action called “Safe Holidays – Christmas 2016”, traffic police officers will examine, among other things, speed, drivers’…

“Free Media” – Opposition protests disrupt parliamentary vote

“Free Media” – Opposition protests disrupt parliamentary vote

Several dozen politicians of opposition party PO staged a protest at the Polish parliament on Friday (16.12.16), bringing a key vote on next year’s budget to a halt. The protests…

Racist attack on students in Bydgoszcz. Two men charged

Racist attack on students in Bydgoszcz. Two men charged

Following an incident on a public transport vehicle in Bydgoszcz, two men were charged with racially attacking a group of students from Bulgaria and Turkey. As Eska Bydgoszcz reported, the…

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