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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Poland

This month
November 2023
Man in 70s wanted for child sex offences extradited from Poland to Northern Ireland
The man was arrested on 29 August and detained in Poland until today.
Last month
October 2023
Poland's pro-EU opposition set to win parliamentary majority, partial election results show
The surprise result would end eight years of rule by the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party.
Crisis in Polish military after two senior leaders resign in one day
The two generals did not give a reason for their departure.
Poland and Hungary clash with EU leaders at informal summit over new migration proposals
The Polish and Hungarian leaders prevented the leaders from including migration in a joint statement of the summit’s conclusions, causing the meeting to end on a sour note.
September 2023
Ukraine, England and Poland's U-17 football teams won't play Russia despite UEFA lifting ban
UEFA argued that a “generation of minors” was being deprived of the right to compete.
Poland halts weapon transfers to Ukraine amid diplomatic row over grain imports
The grain issue is particularly sensitive in Poland, where elections take place next month.
Poland extends its embargo on Ukrainian grain after EU lifts sanctions in five member states
The ban, placed on the grain in May, restricted imports in five member states seeking to protect their farmers.
Fernando Santos sacked as Poland coach just eight months after appointment
Santos left his job as coach of his native Portugal in December and took over the Poland position in January.
Courier remanded in custody over seizure of almost €141,000
The accused must post €125,000 bail to be released pending trial.
This year
Poland and Baltic states warn Belarus they will close border if provoked
The interior ministers of the countries issued a statement warning against any kind of military incident or push of migrants.
Poland says two Belarusian helicopters violated its airspace today
‘There was a violation of Polish airspace by two Belarusian helicopters that were training near the border,’ the Polish defence ministry said.
Plane crashes into hangar in Poland, killing five people
Polish media said the plane that crashed was a Cessna 208.
Poland detains Russian ice hockey player on suspicion of spying for Moscow
Warsaw said the man was the fourteenth person arrested in what it called a spy ring taking orders from Russia.
Poland and Hungary block EU summit over migration
Countries struck a deal earlier this month but Poland and Hungary fiercely oppose the plans.
Irish duo impress at Continental Tour Gold Meet in Poland
Andrew Coscoran and Sarah Lavin both produced strong performances yesterday.
Irish duo impress at Continental Tour Gold Meet in Poland
Andrew Coscoran and Sarah Lavin both produced strong performances this evening.
Polish president backtracks on new 'anti-Russian influence' law after widespread criticism
Poland – a neighbour and staunch ally of Ukraine, which is battling Russia’s invasion – set up the committee to investigate citizens who may have succumbed to Russian influence.
Russian jet intercepts Polish plane over Black Sea
The incident has been condemned by other East European nations.
Poland seizes Russian high school 'spy-nest' in Warsaw
The spat over the 1970s multi-storey building, nicknamed the “spy nest” by Warsaw citizens, has been going on for a year.
Zelenskyy meets Polish president in Warsaw on rare state visit
The Ukrainian president and his wife Olena’s visit is meant as a gesture of thanks to Poland for supporting Ukraine’s defence.
Slovakia joins Poland in donating jets to Ukraine
Providing Ukraine with fighter jets has been seen as a controversial move even among the country’s allies.
Poland to become first Nato member to send fighter jets to Ukraine
Ukraine has repeatedly asked its Western allies to send warplanes but so far no countries had committed to give jets to Kyiv.
'Kyiv stands strong': Biden addresses crowds in Poland ahead of first anniversary of Ukraine invasion
Biden told crowds in Warsaw that US support for Ukraine ‘will not waver’.
Gardaí extradite four men to Poland who 'posed a risk to communities in Ireland'
The men are all aged in their 40s and had previously been arrested on foot of a European Arrest Warrant issued by Polish authorities.
Santos finds new manager job one month after quitting as Portugal boss
The 68-year-old succeeds Czeslaw Michniewicz as Poland coach, who was sacked after their World Cup elimination.
EU agrees extra €500 million military aid for Ukraine as Germany under pressure over tanks
Berlin, which needs to grant permission for the tanks to be sent to Ukraine, has come under fire for failing to take the critical decision.
Last year
Polish police chief injured after grenade launcher gifted from Ukraine explodes
Jaroslaw Szymczyk said he was moving the used grenade launchers when the explosion happened.
'How to defend against Mbappe? I think we'd need to have scooters'
Poland primed to face France as manager Czeslaw Michniewicz eyes World Cup glory.
Messi's mixed night a good sign for Argentina in win over dismal Poland
Messi missed a penalty but his side topped their World Cup group with a 2-0 win.
Lewandowski scores first World Cup goal of his career as Poland overcome Saudi Arabia
Piotr Zielinski was also on target for the winners.
NATO believes deadly blast at Poland border was an 'accident'
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, however, said Kyiv had seen no proof the missile was Ukrainian.
Poland puts military on heightened readiness over reports Russian missiles land on its territory
Moscow’s defence minister has dismissed reports that Russian missles had landed in Poland.
Group C Preview: Last-chance saloon for Messi and Lewandowski, Mexico out to end bizarre streak
Next in our preview series is Group C, featuring Argentina, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Poland.
Polish ambassador: Russian atrocities in Ukraine 'made me want to take up a gun and go fight'
Anna Sochańska has been the diplomatic representative in Ireland for the government of Poland since 2019.
Roger Waters concerts scrapped in Poland over Ukraine row
Waters wrote an open letter earlier this month saying the West should stop providing arms to Ukraine.
Poland asks Germany for war reparations of €1.3 trillion
Germany invaded Poland in 1939.
Everton fan who helped Ukrainian refugees scores penalty in pre-season friendly
The Toffees brought on Paul Stratton towards the end of the ‘match for peace’ against Dynamo Kiev.
Why is the EC releasing funds to Hungary and Poland in face of democracy threat?
Both countries have strongly denied allegations of corruption and judiciary interference, despite rulings from the ECJ and proceedings by EC.
Ireland has evacuated a total of 13 patients, including five injured soldiers, from Ukraine
So far 13 people, including five soldiers, have been brought to Ireland for medical treatment from Ukraine.
Russian ambassador to Poland splattered with red liquid on Victory Day
Sergei Andreev said that he was not seriously harmed in the attack, adding that the red substance was some sort of syrup.