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WE NEED MORE THAN ‘NEVER AGAIN’ TO SAFEGUARD JEWS IN EUROPE

WE NEED MORE THAN ‘NEVER AGAIN’ TO SAFEGUARD JEWS IN EUROPE

| January 27, 2020

100 Parliamentarians from across Europe – including Ministers – are gathered in Auschwitz are being urged to concretely tighten and toughen antisemitism laws in their countries through direct legislation drafted by the Brussels based European Jewish Association (EJA) and the European Action and Protection League (APL). The two-day delegation – organised by the EJA and […]

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With anti-Semitism on the rise, #Auschwitz liberation commemorated

With anti-Semitism on the rise, #Auschwitz liberation commemorated

| January 27, 2020

World leaders joined ageing Holocaust survivors in Poland today (27 January) to mark 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, amid concerns over a global resurgence of anti-Semitism, write Justyna Pawlak and Joanna Plucinska. More than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews, perished in the camp’s gas chambers […]

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#CohesionPolicy – EU invests in greener, faster and safer transport in #Poland

#CohesionPolicy – EU invests in greener, faster and safer transport in #Poland

| January 6, 2020

The European Commission has approved an investment of almost €128 million from the Cohesion Fund to modernize over 42km Warka-Radom railway section in Warsaw’s area in Poland, and to install the automatic protection train control system in the 92km rail section between Warsaw Okęcie and Radom. Investing in railway transport will bring positive environmental benefits, […]

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Parliament strongly condemns #LGBTI free zones in #Poland

Parliament strongly condemns #LGBTI free zones in #Poland

| December 19, 2019

MEPs urge the Commission to condemn all public acts of discrimination against LGBTI people, notably the development of so-called ‘LGBTI-free zones’ in Poland. In a resolution adopted by 463 votes in favour, 107 against and 105 abstentions on Wednesday, MEPs express their deep concern at the growing number of attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender […]

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#Warsaw wins #2020AccessCityAward for making the city more accessible to citizens with disabilities

#Warsaw wins #2020AccessCityAward for making the city more accessible to citizens with disabilities

| December 2, 2019

The 2020 Access City Award goes to the city of Warsaw. By involving people with disabilities and accessibility needs in its endeavor to make the city more accessible, Warsaw was able to make a substantial overall improvement to the city’s ease of access in a short space of time. At the award ceremony, Employment, Social […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €64 million support for a waste-to-energy highly efficient cogeneration plant in #Poland

#StateAid – Commission approves €64 million support for a waste-to-energy highly efficient cogeneration plant in #Poland

| October 21, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, Polish plans to support the construction of a highly efficient municipal waste treatment facility located in Gdańsk. The beneficiary of the aid is Port Czystej Energii Sp. z o.o. (“PCE”), a municipally owned company. The project will be organised in the form of a public-private […]

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Poland’s ruling #PiS wins election – results from 72% of constituencies

Poland’s ruling #PiS wins election – results from 72% of constituencies

| October 14, 2019

Poland’s ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party has won Sunday’s parliamentary elections with 45.8% of votes, according to official results from 72% of constituencies published by the electorial committee on Monday (14 October), write Anna Koper and Marcin Goclowski. Poland’s biggest opposition grouping Civic Coalition (KO) has come second with 25.5% support, followed by […]

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