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Poland's PM says daughter gets more security after death threats

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's prime minister said on Tuesday security for his daughter has been increased after she received many death threats vowing to avenge the "murder" of people killed in the 2010 crash of a government jet in Smolensk, Russia. Donald Tusk, speaking at a news conference to address criticism that his daughter Katarzyna benefits from unjustified government security, said his family had received hundreds of death threats over the last two months.

Poland names bank economist as new finance minister

By Christian Lowe and Karolina Slowikowska WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk named a political novice as his new finance minister on Wednesday in a reshuffle designed to re-invigorate a government that many voters feel has lost its way after six years in power. Mateusz Szczurek, the 38-year-old chief economist for central Europe with Dutch bank ING in Warsaw, replaces Jacek Rostowski, who was finance minister for six years but had quarreled with Tusk in the past few months.

Coalition with left could keep Poland's Tusk in power

By Karolina Slowikowska and Christian Lowe 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.

Polish PM's rule fragile after high-level defection

By Pawel Sobczak and Christian Lowe 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. 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.

Polish PM Tusk wins party leadership vote after strong challenge

By Chris Borowski and Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk won a party leadership election with nearly 80 percent of the vote, but a stronger-than-expected showing by his challenger pointed to growing dissatisfaction in the party he co-founded. Tusk's Civic Platform (PO) has trailed the main right-wing opposition party in most recent polls with a rising number of Poles unhappy over his handling of the economy, which earlier this year barely escaped its first recession in two decades.

Row after Polish minister accuses Germany of embryo tests

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. "Regarding Minister (Jaroslaw) Gowin, I admit there's a problem," Tusk told reporters, saying he was annoyed by the remarks. 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".

Poland's ruling party risks divisions without peacemaker PM

By Pawel Sobczak and Chris Borowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will unleash rivalries that could tear apart his party, the cornerstone of Poland's most stable government since Communism, if he leaves after the next election to take another job he has been tipped for. Tusk's Civic Platform party matters to investors in Poland, eastern Europe's biggest economy.

Donald Tusk, Poland's PM, in hospital with infection

WARSAW, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk was hospitalised on Wednesday due to a severe infection of his respiratory system, his office said in a statement. Tusk, Poland'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.
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