Kashubians http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27692/all en Donald Tusk, Poland's PM, in hospital with infection http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/polish-pm-tusk-hospital-infection <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Donald Tusk, Poland's prime minister, in hospital with infection </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WARSAW, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Poland&#39;s Prime Minister Donald Tusk was hospitalised on Wednesday due to a severe infection of his respiratory system, his office said in a statement.</p> <p>Tusk, Poland&#39;s longest serving prime minister who has been in office since 2007, will nonetheless go to parliament on Thursday for a vote of no confidence against his health minister, but then will return to hospital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/polish-pm-tusk-hospital-infection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Donald Tusk Health Kashubians Labor Politics Prime Ministers of Poland Social Issues Europe Poland Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:16:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738792 at http://www.globalpost.com Row after Polish minister accuses Germany of embryo tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/row-after-polish-minister-accuses-germany-embryo-tests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Wednesday he has "a problem" with his justice minister, who sparked a row by accusing Germany of embryo traffic and experimentation. </p> <p>"Regarding Minister (Jaroslaw) Gowin, I admit there's a problem," Tusk told reporters, saying he was annoyed by the remarks.</p> <p>Gowin has been all over Polish media since Friday, when he told the TVN24 news channel he suspects "German scientists are importing embryos from other countries, probably including Poland, and running experiments on them".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/row-after-polish-minister-accuses-germany-embryo-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Fertility medicine Human reproduction Kashubians Technology AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:15:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5824499 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM faces challenge for party leadership: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130627/polish-pm-faces-challenge-party-leadership-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WARSAW (Reuters) - A former Polish justice minister will challenge Prime Minister Donald Tusk for leadership of their party in an internal election later this year, broadcaster TVN24 reported on Thursday.</p> <p>Jaroslaw Gowin, who was fired from the government in April, is the unofficial leader of a conservative faction within Tusk's center-right Civic Platform party and has often clashed with the party leader.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130627/polish-pm-faces-challenge-party-leadership-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Kashubians Politics of Poland Thomson Reuters Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:31:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5869420 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM Tusk loses bellwether regional election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130708/polish-pm-tusk-loses-bellwether-regional-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WARSAW (Reuters) - The party of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk lost an election for mayor of a provincial city that had been one of his strongholds, a sign of the toll the economic slump is taking on the government's popularity.</p> <p>The city of Elblag, near Poland's Baltic Sea coast, has a population of only 124,000, but it took on nationwide significance after Tusk traveled there several times to campaign for his party's candidate.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130708/polish-pm-tusk-loses-bellwether-regional-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Kashubians Politics Politics of Poland Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:40:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5878229 at http://www.globalpost.com Ransom likely motive for reporter kidnapping in Syria: Polish PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130726/ransom-likely-motive-reporter-kidnapping-syria-polish-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish journalist Marcin Suder was probably taken hostage by a particularly radical and dangerous group of militants in Syria seeking ransom, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Friday.</p> <p>Suder was abducted by Islamist militants in northwest Syria from an opposition media office in the rebel-held town of Saraqeb in Idlib province, activists from the area told Reuters on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130726/ransom-likely-motive-reporter-kidnapping-syria-polish-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Kashubians Politics of Poland War Thomson Reuters Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:05:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5894766 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish government down to wafer-thin majority after MP quits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130827/polish-government-down-wafer-thin-majority-after-mp-quits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marcin Goettig</p> <p>WARSAW (Reuters) - A Polish lawmaker quit the ruling Civic Platform party on Tuesday, leaving Prime Minister Donald Tusk's coalition with just a three-seat majority in parliament as it struggles to revive a faltering economy.</p> <p>John Godson, Poland's first black member of parliament, said he was leaving over disagreements about unspecified social issues - a move which could embolden over members of a conservative faction in the party.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130827/polish-government-down-wafer-thin-majority-after-mp-quits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Kashubians Politics Politics of Poland Thomson Reuters Wed, 28 Aug 2013 03:46:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5919259 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM's rule fragile after high-level defection http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130909/polish-pms-rule-fragile-after-high-level-defection <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Pawel Sobczak and Christian Lowe</p> <p>WARSAW (Reuters) - The Polish government's majority in parliament fell to two seats on Monday with the departure of one of its most senior lawmakers, leaving Prime Minister Donald Tusk's grip on power at its most fragile since he took office six years ago.</p> <p>Tusk's rule is not under immediate threat, but any further erosion of his support in parliament could lead to the collapse of his coalition and early elections, with hard-to-predict consequences for central Europe's biggest economy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130909/polish-pms-rule-fragile-after-high-level-defection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Donald Tusk Kashubians Politics Politics of Poland Prime Ministers of Poland Thomson Reuters Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:31:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5928687 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands march in Poland against labour, pension policies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130911/thousands-march-poland-against-labour-pension-policies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Polish union members marched in Warsaw on Wednesday, burning tires and beating drums in anger over the government's labour and pension policies. </p> <p>The protesters -- who numbered 15,000 according to the municipality and 23,000 according to organisers -- called on the government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk to resign at the start of the four-day demonstration.</p> <p>Carrying the flags of Solidarity and other trade unions, they gathered around noon (1000 GMT) in front of the main ministries before marching towards parliament to the sound of drums, whistles and sirens. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130911/thousands-march-poland-against-labour-pension-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Kashubians Politics Prime Ministers of Poland AFP Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:03:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5931371 at http://www.globalpost.com Tens of thousands join march for jobs in Poland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130914/tens-thousands-join-march-jobs-poland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marcin Goettig</p> <p>WARSAW (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the Polish capital on Saturday in one of the largest demonstrations in years to demand more jobs and higher pay, blaming Prime Minister Donald Tusk's government for failing to tackle unemployment.</p> <p>The city council said about 100,000 people turned out for the march organized by trade unions, waving flags and blowing trumpets as they walked peacefully through central Warsaw.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130914/tens-thousands-join-march-jobs-poland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Donald Tusk Kashubians Labor Law Unemployment Thomson Reuters Sat, 14 Sep 2013 18:48:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5934224 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM denies seeking replacement for finance minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131009/polish-pm-denies-seeking-replacement-finance-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk denied on Wednesday he was planning to dismiss Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski.</p> <p>"It's not true that the finance minister's dismissal is in the works," Tusk told reporters.</p> <p>Sources told Reuters on Tuesday that Tusk's allies have approached at least three people to ask them if they want to be finance minister.</p> <p>(Reporting by Pawel Sobczak; Writing by Agnieszka Barteczko)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Jan Vincent-Rostowski Kashubians Prime Ministers of Poland Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Oct 2013 08:19:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5955842 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish capital gives verdict on mayor, and government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131013/polish-capital-gives-verdict-mayor-and-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Aleksandra Arendt</p> <p>WARSAW (Reuters) - Residents of Warsaw were voting on Sunday on whether to fire their mayor in a referendum that has turned into a chance for voters to voice concerns about the government of Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk.</p> <p>Although the vote is nominally about the work of Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, a close Tusk ally, it has also become a lightning rod for a general sense of dissatisfaction with Tusk's government, soon to enter its seventh year in power.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131013/polish-capital-gives-verdict-mayor-and-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Kashubians Labor Law Prime Ministers of Poland Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Oct 2013 13:02:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5959720 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM Tusk to reshuffle unpopular government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131119/polish-pm-tusk-reshuffle-unpopular-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will push ahead with a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, possibly replacing key ministers in his unpopular centre-right government, amid a sluggish economy and corruption allegations.</p> <p>"Tomorrow around 11:00 am (1000 GMT) I will make a statement on a cabinet reshuffle," Tusk told reporters in Warsaw on Tuesday without elaborating. </p> <p>Now serving its second consecutive term in office, Tusk's Civic Platform (PO) party has seen its approval ratings plunge to record lows ahead of regional elections next year and a general vote in 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131119/polish-pm-tusk-reshuffle-unpopular-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Kashubians Prime Ministers of Poland AFP Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:16:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5993739 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM replaces finance minister in government reshuffle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131120/polish-pm-replaces-finance-minister-government-reshuffle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday, replacing the finance minister and six others in his unpopular centre-right government, amid a sluggish economy and corruption allegations.</p> <p>Mateusz Szczurek, 38, who replaces Jacek Rostowski as finance minister "guarantees the new energy we need in this post," Tusk told reporters in Warsaw.</p> <p>Rostowski recently came under fire for his controversial pension reform plans and austerity measures. Szczurek is chief economist for ING Bank in Poland, specialising in macroeconomics.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131120/polish-pm-replaces-finance-minister-government-reshuffle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Europe Kashubians AFP Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:32:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5994572 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM replaces finance minister in government reshuffle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131120/polish-pm-replaces-finance-minister-government-reshuffle-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday, replacing the finance minister and six others in his unpopular centre-right government, amid a sluggish economy and corruption allegations.</p> <p>Mateusz Szczurek, 38, who replaces Jacek Rostowski as finance minister "guarantees the new energy we need in this post," Tusk told reporters in Warsaw.</p> <p>mas/fb</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Donald Tusk Kashubians Prime Ministers of Poland AFP Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:33:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5994574 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM sacks finance minister, reshuffles unpopular government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131120/polish-pm-sacks-finance-minister-reshuffles-unpopular-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday, replacing the finance minister and six others in his unpopular centre-right government, amid a sluggish economy and corruption allegations.</p> <p>Mateusz Szczurek, 38, who replaces sacked Jacek Rostowski as finance minister, "guarantees the new energy we need in this post", Tusk told reporters in Warsaw as markets took the switch in stride.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131120/polish-pm-sacks-finance-minister-reshuffles-unpopular-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Europe Kashubians Technology AFP Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:46:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5994699 at http://www.globalpost.com