Poland "fits the European puzzle" and should be allowed to protect its national interests and character even while being a member of the European Union, the country's new prime minister said Tuesday.
Poland Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, a former banker, would bring to the office of prime minister economic and international experience seen as assets while the country faces criticism from other European Union members for policies that have aroused concerns of democratic backsliding.
From the White House and the Eiffel Tower to butterflies and wedding cakes, a Polish company can make any kind of blown-glass Christmas tree decorations that clients fancy.
Poland's bishops have started criticizing the government for its anti-migrant policies and for reforms seen as an attack on the constitutional order.
St. John Paul II discussed stepping down as pope with his aides but was advised against it in the interest of the Catholic Church, his former secretary said in a book recently published in the pope's native Poland.
Poland's justice official says Warsaw's city mayor will be summoned this month to testify before a special state commission investigating questionable restitution of private property.
Polish and Afghan special forces, backed by U.S. air power, freed 11 people who had been taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Poland's Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said on Tuesday.