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Poland fans row with Israel over Holocaust bill

Warsaw - Poland's government had hoped the uproar over its new Holocaust bill would quickly die down, but by mentioning supposed "Jewish perpetrators" Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has reignited a row with Israel.

Polish press raps PM over Holocaust remark

Warsaw - Commentators in Poland were scathing Monday over the prime minister's remarks about "Jewish perpetrators" of the Holocaust which drew Israel's fury and exacerbated a spat with the Jewish state.

Poland defends PM over Holocaust remark denounced by Israel

Warsaw - Poland on Sunday sought to defend remarks by its prime minister which Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu called "unacceptable" and tantamount to denying the Holocaust.

Poland defends PM's Holocaust remark

Warsaw - Poland on Sunday sought to defend remarks by its prime minister which Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu called "outrageous" and amounted to denying the Holocaust.

Polish PM seeks to thaw ties with Berlin trip

Warsaw - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will visit Berlin on Friday in a bid to thaw frosty ties after the relationship between the two neighbours was strained by issues including refugee quotas and Warsaw's judicial reforms.

Coal-loving Poland struggles with killer smog

Warsaw - Smog kills tens of thousands of Poles each year, yet environmental activists say the right-wing government of the coal-loving nation has been dragging its feet on combatting air pollution.

Saakashvili says counting on supporters for Ukraine return

Warsaw - Mikheil Saakashvili, a former Georgian president and current opposition leader in Ukraine, on Tuesday said he was counting on help from his supporters to return to Kiev after being deported to Poland.

Georgia ex-leader Saakashvili in Poland after Ukraine deportation

Warsaw - Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili vowed Monday to "fight till the end" after Ukraine deported him to Poland following a falling-out with Ukraine's leader Petro Poroshenko.

PM calls on Poles to avoid anti-Semitic remarks

Warsaw - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Sunday called on Poles to refrain from making anti-Semitic statements at a time when the country is under fire over a controversial Holocaust law.

Poland's 'enemies' trying to fan anti-Semiticism: ruling party boss

Warsaw - The influential leader of Poland's ruling conservative party on Saturday accused "enemies" of the country of trying to fan anti-Semitism, as Warsaw is under fire over a controversial Holocaust law.

Poland's president signs controversial Holocaust bill into law

Warsaw - President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into law a controversial Holocaust bill intended to safeguard Poland's image abroad but which has instead triggered an unprecedented diplomatic row with Israel and tensions with the US and Ukraine.

Polish PM says solving Israel diplomatic row is 'do or die' task

Markowa - Poland's prime minister on Friday said that finding a way out of a diplomatic row with Israel and the US triggered by Warsaw's controversial Holocaust bill was a "do or die moment" for him.

Israel says anti-Semitism rising in Poland as Holocaust row simmers

Warsaw - The Israeli embassy in Warsaw on Friday said it has observed a "wave of anti-Semitic statements" in Poland, as a diplomatic row rages over a new Polish bill regarding the Holocaust and the definition of Nazi death camps.

Decades after Holocaust, Poles still struggle with role

Warsaw - Seventy-three years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau -- the infamous Nazi death camp which has come to symbolise the Holocaust -- Poles are still struggling to understand their own role in Germany's wartime genocide of European Jews on Polish...

Polish PM defends Holocaust bill that upset Israel, Ukraine

Warsaw - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Thursday defended a controversial Holocaust bill intended to safeguard his country's image abroad but which has instead drawn dismay from Israel, the US, the EU and Ukraine.

Polish senate passes Holocaust bill slammed by Israel

Warsaw - Poland's senate on Thursday passed a controversial Holocaust bill, which was designed to defend the country's image abroad but has instead sparked a diplomatic row with Israel.

Daring Himalayan rescue spotlights Poland's 'Ice Warriors'

Warsaw - The daring Polish rescue of a stranded French mountaineer in the Himalayas this weekend was made possible by a long tradition of climbing that has seen Poles become first to reach the summit of most of the world's highest peaks in winter.

Polish bill over wartime history angers Israel, Ukraine

Warsaw - A bill designed to defend Poland's image abroad, which notably sets fines and jail terms for anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish, has instead led Israel and Ukraine to accuse Warsaw of trying to rewrite history.

Polish bill over wartime history angers Israel, Ukraine

Warsaw - A bill designed to defend Poland's image abroad, which notably sets fines and jail terms for anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish, has instead led Israel and Ukraine to accuse Warsaw of trying to rewrite history.

Poland president to review Holocaust bill after Israeli concern

Warsaw - Poland's president on Sunday promised to review a new bill regarding the Holocaust and the definition of Nazi death camps, after the measure sparked a diplomatic row with Israel.
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