A woman walks by an election billboard in Warsaw featuring Poland’s prime minister Ewa Kopacz,  whose ruling PO party is trailing in polls. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

When Poland’s 30 million voters are asked to choose a new government on Sunday, prime minister Ewa Kopacz knows she may fall victim to third-term i(...)

Poland’s main opposition party Law and Justice’s leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski meets citizens of Brzeziny, near Lodz, while campaigning in the country’s general election. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Last year Jakub Urbanik, a Polish university professor, asked his local registry office in Warsaw for a licence to get married in Spain. It was a stan(...)

Polish main opposition party Law and Justice’s candidate for prime minister Beata Szydlo. Photograph:  Kacper Pempel/Reuters

It’s 1pm at the “Amor” wedding palace, a function room of glass chandeliers and stick-on stucco in rural Poland – and the bride is running late. Abou(...)

Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski: opponents have chipped away at a once comfortable lead  and he is now more than 10 points short of outright victory.   Photograph: Piotr Wittman/EPA

Poland’s election year kicks off tomorrow with a presidential poll that could influence the outcome of autumn parliamentary elections.Incumbent Broni(...)

Law and Justice (PiS) party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski lays flowers at the tombs of the victims of the  crash, marking the 5th anniversary of the crash at the Powazki Military Cemetery in Warsaw. The crash in Smolensk took the lives of 96 people including then president Lech Kaczynski and his wife. Photograph: Tomasz Gzell/EPA

Five years after Poland’s then president, Lech Kaczynski, and 95 others died in a plane crash in Russia, his twin brother, Jaroslaw, has lambasted th(...)

Poland’s new prime minister, Ewa Kopacz, delivers her policy statement at the Polish parliament in Warsaw yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Radek Pietruszka

Poland’s new prime minister, Ewa Kopacz, has promised to expedite economic reforms before next year’s general election, but said adopting the euro (...)

 European parliament deputies of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party (L-R) Marcus Pretzell, Bernd Koelmel, Beatrix von Storch, Bernd Lucke, Ulrike Trebesius, Hans-Olaf Henkel and Joachim Starbatty. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/EPA

With David Cameron in Sweden to haggle with other European Union leaders over Jean-Claude Juncker’s fate, his Tory MEPs face another difficult choice (...)

US president Barack Obama is welcomed by Polish prime minister Donald Tusk at the latter’s office in Warsaw yesterday.   Photograph: Reuters/Kacper Pempel

World leaders, lead by US president Barack Obama, will pay tribute to two Polands today. The first is the Poland that, on this date 25 years ag(...)

Riot police stand guard in front of a regional government building yesterday as pro-Russian demonstrators take part in a rally in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. Photograph: Reuters

EU leaders will hold an emergency meeting today in Brussels to seek a united response to Russia’s Crimean advance that prevents visible cracks (...)

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