Prime Ministers of Poland http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27693/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 Polish PM to decide on justice minister fate on Monday-spokesman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/polish-pm-decide-justice-minister-fate-monday-spokesman <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>* PM Tusk may dismiss justice min Gowin from government</p> <p>* Gowin leads group of conservative MPs in Civic Platform</p> <p>* Gowin unlikely to leave party, undermine govt - source</p> <p>WARSAW, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will decide on Monday whether to dismiss Justice Minister Jaroslaw Gowin, a spokesman said on Thursday, bringing to a head a long-standing feud that threatens to destabilise the ruling coalition's majority in parliament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/polish-pm-decide-justice-minister-fate-monday-spokesman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jaroslaw Gowin Jarosław Gowin Politics Politics of Poland Prime Ministers of Poland Religion Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:46:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770127 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM keeps justice minister despite gay rights row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/polish-pm-keeps-justice-minister-despite-gay-rights-row <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, March 4 (Reuters) - Poland's prime Minister said on Monday he would not fire Justice Minister Jaroslaw Gowin for his part in defeating a draft law to give limited rights to gay couples, the latest twist in a row that has exposed ideological divisions in the governing party.</p> <p>Poland has been grappling with issues such as gay rights, abortion, legalisation of soft drugs and the role of the church in public life as younger Poles seeking a more secular society clash with a staunchly Catholic older generation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/polish-pm-keeps-justice-minister-despite-gay-rights-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics of Europe Politics of Poland Prime Ministers of Poland Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:16:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5772999 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM plans to replace Finance Minister Rostowski within months: sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130816/polish-pm-plans-replace-finance-minister-rostowski-within-month <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 Karolina Slowikowska</p> <p>WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk plans to replace his finance minister, Jacek Rostowski, as part of a major cabinet reshuffle planned in a few months' time, three sources with knowledge of Tusk's thinking told Reuters.</p> <p>They said the move was aimed at rebuilding public confidence in the ruling Civic Platform party and prepare it for a series of elections - regional polls in 2014 and parliamentary elections 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://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/130816/polish-pm-plans-replace-finance-minister-rostowski-within-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Jan Vincent-Rostowski Poland Politics Prime Ministers of Poland Thomson Reuters Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:01:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5911379 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 Polish government's majority cut again after MP quits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130912/polish-governments-majority-cut-again-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>WARSAW (Reuters) - The Polish ruling coalition had only 232 seats in parliament to the opposition's 228 on Thursday after the departure of Jacek Zalek from the governing Civic Platform party, the third lawmaker to quit in just over three weeks.</p> <p>The decision of Zalek, who said he was unable to realize his political goals in the party, leaves Prime Minister Donald Tusk's grip on power at its most fragile since he took office six years ago.</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/130912/polish-governments-majority-cut-again-after-mp-quits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Konstanty Miodowicz Political parties in Poland Politics Prime Ministers of Poland Thomson Reuters Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:37:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5932095 at http://www.globalpost.com 100,000 gather in Polish unions' anti-government protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130914/polish-unions-mass-anti-government-protest The protest reflects widespread public gloom over a sharp economic slowdown in Poland, which has sent the coalition's popularity plunging to its lowest level since Prime Minister Donald Tusk took office in 2007.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130914/polish-unions-mass-anti-government-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Politics Politics of Europe Politics of Poland Prime Ministers of Poland Social Issues Poland AFP Sat, 14 Sep 2013 13:15:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5934028 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish unions in mass anti-government protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130914/polish-unions-mass-anti-government-protest-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>Around 100,000 angry Polish trade unionists marched through Warsaw Saturday in the finale of a four-day protest against the unpopular and increasingly fragile centre-right government.</p> <p>The protest reflects widespread public gloom over a sharp economic slowdown in Poland, which has sent the coalition's popularity plunging to its lowest level since Prime Minister Donald Tusk took office in 2007.</p> <p>"We're becoming slaves in our own country!", Marek Duda, leader of Poland's iconic right-of-centre Solidarity trade union said as public sector workers rallied for Tusk to step down.</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/130914/polish-unions-mass-anti-government-protest-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Politics Politics of Europe Politics of Poland Prime Ministers of Poland Social Issues AFP Sat, 14 Sep 2013 17:00:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5934111 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 Coalition with left could keep Poland's Tusk in power http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131010/coalition-left-could-keep-polands-tusk-power <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 Karolina Slowikowska and Christian Lowe</p> <p>WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and the leftist opposition could form a coalition after the next election, senior figures from both parties say, a deal that would keep Tusk in power and commit Poland to a timetable for joining the euro.</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/131010/coalition-left-could-keep-polands-tusk-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Political parties in Poland Politics of Poland Prime Ministers of Poland Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:41:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5957150 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 Thousands bid farewell to Poland's ex-premier Mazowiecki http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131103/thousands-bid-farewell-polands-ex-premier-mazowiecki <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 mourners attended the state funeral on Sunday of Poland's Tadeusz Mazowiecki, the first non-Communist premier in Soviet-dominated eastern Europe, who died last Monday aged 86.</p> <p>Large crowds gathered outside the Saint John's Archcathedral in central Warsaw where the service was being held on what was declared a day of national mourning.</p> <p>The solemn mass, which was also screened live on television, was attended by President Bronislaw Komorowski, Prime Minister Donald Tusk, European Commission head Manuel Barroso as well as former Polish heads of government.</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/131103/thousands-bid-farewell-polands-ex-premier-mazowiecki" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics of Europe Politics of Poland Prime Ministers of Poland AFP Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:17:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5978756 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish transport minister steps down over undisclosed watch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131115/polish-transport-minister-steps-down-over-undisclosed-watch <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 transport minister Slawomir Nowak stepped down on Friday after the prosecutor's office said there were grounds to believe Nowak broke the law, Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced.</p> <p>Earlier on Friday, the prosecutor's office said it had sent a motion to parliament to bring Nowak to justice, saying there was "justified suspicion" that he broke the law by failing to disclose an expensive watch in his mandatory asset statement.</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/131115/polish-transport-minister-steps-down-over-undisclosed-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Politics Prime Ministers of Poland Sławomir Nowak Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:34:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5990395 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish transport minister quits over $6,600 wristwatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131115/polish-transport-minister-quits-over-6600-wristwatch <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) - Poland's transport minister, a close ally of Prime Minister Donald Tusk, resigned on Friday after prosecutors said he may have broken the law by failing to declare his ownership of a $6,600 wristwatch.</p> <p>Tusk told reporters he had accepted Slawomir Nowak's resignation, though he said he would welcome him back to his old job if the investigation cleared him of any wrong-doing.</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/131115/polish-transport-minister-quits-over-6600-wristwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Politics Prime Ministers of Poland Sławomir Nowak Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:03:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5990445 at http://www.globalpost.com