Tag Archives: Poland

Last night.

Washington DC, USA

US President Joe Biden stood by his belief that Vladimir Putin should not be president of Russia, telling reporters that he made “no apologies” for his unscripted remarks.

Via Huffington Post:

“I’m not walking anything back,” the president said..

I was expressing moral outrage, and I make no apologies,” he added.

Speaking in Poland at the end of his four-day trip to Europe on Sunday, Biden said of Putin, “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”

The line came at the end of a 27-minute speech and was ad-libbed by a president famous for doing so.

Joe Biden: ‘No Apologies’ For Saying Putin ‘Cannot Remain In Power’ (Huffington Post)


Ah here.


This afternoon.

Can this possibly end well?

British troops sent to Poland to assist with Belarus border situation (The Guardian)

Poland border: West condemns Belarus at UN over stranded migrants (BBC)


This afternoon.

Via Reuters:

Poland accused Belarus of trying to spark a major confrontation on Monday as video clips showed hundreds of migrants walking towards the Polish border and some trying to breach the fence using spades and other implements.

Warsaw said it had deployed additional soldiers, border guards and police, while neighbouring Lithuania said it might introduce a state of emergency on its border with Belarus.

The European Union, to which Poland and Lithuania both belong, accuses Minsk of encouraging migrants from the Middle East and Africa to cross into the EU via Belarus, as a form of hybrid warfare in revenge for Western sanctions on President Alexander Lukashenko’s government over human rights abuses.

Poland said it had withstood the first attempts on Monday by the migrants to force their way across the border.

Poland blames Belarus as migrants try to force their way across border (Reuters)

Warsaw’s long-running confrontation with Brussels escalated yesterday when Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled that the country’s constitution takes precedence over some EU laws

This morning

Via Politco:

French European Affairs Minister Clément Beaune has blasted Poland’s controversial court ruling, which states that the Polish constitution takes precedence over some EU laws, as an “attack on the European Union.”

Beaune said Friday on BFMTV that if there is “no basic respect for the common rules of rights and freedoms of Europe,” there can be “no support” for Poland.

Accusing Poland of breaching its “contract” with the EU, Beaune added: “It is therefore very serious, it is the risk of a de facto exit.”

In response to the ruling of the Polish court, European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders said that the EU “will use all the tools” at its disposal to protect the primacy of European law which is “at the heart of the Union.”

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, dismissed the idea of a so-called Polexit from the EU and said on Facebook Thursday evening that “Poland’s place is and will be in the European family of nations.”

Bić się!

French Europe Minister slams Polish court ruling as ‘attack’ on the EU (Politico.eu)


This afternoon.


This afternoon.

Comments by Independent TD Noel Grealish have been branded as “racist” after he told the Dáil that €10 billion has been sent abroad over the last eight years.

The Galway West TD told the Dáil that the money has been sent to countries such as Poland, Nigeria, the UK and France.

He asked if Revenue or the Department of Finance had anyway of tracking where this money was coming from.

Amid palpable tension in the Dáil chamber, Solidarity-PBP TD Ruth Coppinger said the question was an example of disgraceful racism.

Grealish comments branded ‘racist’ in Dáil over cash transfer claim (RTÉ)

This morning.

Cook Street, Dublin 8

The scene where a homeless man died on Tuesday night.

The Poland-born man was the 27th person to die on Ireland’s streets in the last 16 months, according to Inner City Helping Homeless (ICCH)

Last month, the body of Poland-born Krzysztof Ciesielski was found on a park bench in Monaghan town.

Yesterday: In Dublin 8



A card from the Poland Embassy to celebrate International Women’s Day

Ted writes:

Polish Embassy in Dublin has Saoirse Ronan right up there with Nobel Prize winners Marie Curie and Wislawa Szymborska, and even Constance Markievicz on their International Women’ Day graphic.

She is a good actress in fairness…


Poland Embassy (Facebook)




Pro-choice protest Warsaw, Poland on Monday

Polish politicians have withdrawn draft legislation that would introduce a near-total ban on abortion, in a hastily arranged vote that marks the first major domestic setback for the ruling conservatives and follows massive street protests.

Up to 100,000 women dressed in black protested throughout Poland on Monday against plans to tighten the country’s already restrictive abortion rules.

Right-wing and liberal parliamentarians in the 450-member lower house joined forces to vote 352 against 58 to reject the controversial bill, with 18 abstentions.

Poland rejects stricter abortion laws (RTÉ)

Pic: AP

Thanks Nelly Bergman


Yesterday evening.

Outside the Polish consulate on Eden Quay, Dublin.

People gathered to support the tens of thousands of protesters who yesterday demonstrated across Poland against proposals for a total ban on abortion.

Previously: Free Tonight?

Video via Rafal Kostrzewa