Poland: Lawmakers approve Holocaust restitution bill
13 August 2021 | 2:00 pm
The law would prevent Holocaust survivors from regaining property seized after World War II. It triggered sharp criticism from Israel and the United States.
After banning imports of Russian coal in April, Europe's largest coal producer, Poland, is now suffering a shortage. As prices soar, Warsaw is scrambling to find emergency solutions that could speed up its coal phaseout.
Despite a show of force by China following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip, more US lawmakers are visiting to "reaffirm the United States' support for Taiwan."
President Tsai Ing-wen has met with a five-member delegation of US Congress which arrived on the island less than two weeks after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit.
The Polish government says experts have found toxic algae in water samples from a river on the Polish-German border. Thousands of dead fish have appeared along the Oder River after mass die-offs in recent weeks.
Slovakia will have Polish and Czech fighter jets protect its airspace as it gives up its old Soviet-made MiGs. The NATO allies are chiming in to uphold the eastern flank until Slovakia receives new jets in 2024.
Last winter, migrants were trapped in a military exclusion zone at the border between Poland and Belarus. That zone has now been replaced by a huge fence. But even for Polish citizens, things are nowhere near back to normal.
As European leaders were warning of sabotage to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, Poland and Norway inaugurated a new conduit that will reduce dependence on Russian gas. The move underscores the urgency of EU economies' search for new energy sources.
A Polish human rights activist has been accused of illegally giving abortion pills to a woman seeking to end a pregnancy. She's now on trial in a Warsaw court, facing up to three years in prison.
Truss answered questions both from the opposition and her own Conservative Party, after she reversed course on her controversial tax-cut plans.
Poland is hoping to get its first-ever nuclear power plant online by 2033 with the help of a US firm. Russian aggression has pushed forward the long-awaited plan.
Warsaw is working on "sealing" the border amid fears that Moscow is using it as a conduit for illegal migration. Poland recently completed a similar barrier along its border with Belarus after a standoff over migrants.
Germany has been keen to take responsibility for its Nazi past, while its colonial history barely emerges in the country's public debate. Does Holocaust remembrance overshadow Germany's colonial crimes? Or does it instead inspire the country's fight against racism?
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