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  • Poland’s new government moves to crack down on ‘hate speech’

    04/02/2024 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 20 replies
    REMIX ^ | Jan 22, 2024 | GRZEGORZ ADAMCZYK
    Poland’s new government is moving to limit freedom of speech and actively penalize so-called hate speech, a move that has been associated with stifling dissent and limiting opposition to issues surrounding mass immigration, religion, and LGBT issues in other European countries. ... Deputy Minister Śmiszek announced this week legislative changes to introduce criminal responsibility for what his party considers hate speech against homosexuals. --- "The time has come to ban disgusting, homophobic, discriminatory statements in the public sphere,” declared Śmiszek, who is openly homosexual. Meanwhile, the European Parliament is calling on EU leaders to include incitement to hatred and hate...
  • Poland Set to End Coal-Fired Power Generation

    04/02/2024 11:12:34 AM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 31 replies
    PowerMag ^ | Jan 15, 2024 | Darrel Proctor
    Poland’s top climate official said the country is preparing to set a date for a complete phase-out of coal-fired power generation, just months after the nation elected a new government that has pledged to support environmental policies of the European Union (EU). ... Poland, which currently receives about 70% of its electricity from burning coal, and has long been Europe’s largest producer of the fuel, has been slowly increasing its use of solar and wind power. ... Urszula Zielinska, the country’s Secretary of State for Climate, during a meeting in Brussels, Belgium on Jan. 15, said, “Only with an end...
  • 'No compromise' if Orban, Fico question Ukraine: Polish PM

    02/27/2024 9:08:31 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 10 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | February 26, 2024 | AFP Staff Writers
    Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Monday that "no compromise" was possible with his Hungarian and Slovak counterparts if they decline to openly support Ukraine facing Russia's invasion. Tusk will meet Czech, Hungarian and Slovak premiers Petr Fiala, Viktor Orban and Robert Fico in Prague on Tuesday at a meeting in the so-called Visegrad group. Support for Ukraine has sown division among the four-nation group of Central European nations -- all NATO and European Union members -- as Orban and Fico have criticised military support for Ukraine. Orban blocked a 50 billion euro EU aid package for months while Fico...
  • Polish police arrest convicted politicians at president's palace amid escalating government dispute

    01/10/2024 7:43:05 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 27 replies
    Le Monde with AFP ^ | 1/9/24 at 11:22 pm (Paris): updated 7:22 am | Le Monde with AFP
    Protesters gather in support of former Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski and his deputy Maciej Wasik from Law and Justice (PiS) party, in front of the police station where both politicians are detained in Warsaw, Poland, January 9, 2024. STAFF / REUTERS A former minister and his aide temporarily evaded arrest by fleeing to the Poland presidency on Tuesday, January 9, highlighting the turmoil roiling the country after pro-EU parties won power from populists last year. Prime Minister Donald Tusk's pro-EU government took over in December in the EU and NATO member nation, after eight years of rule by the right-wing,...
  • GLOBALISM UNHINGED: Cops Storm Poland’s Presidential Palace to Arrest Conservative Politicians.

    01/10/2024 7:04:00 AM PST · by mac_truck · 61 replies
    National Pulse ^ | 1/10/24 | Jack Mongomery
    Police in Poland have stormed the nation’s presidential palace, still occupied by conservative Andrzej Duda. Cops took two ministers from the former Law and Justice (PiS) government to prison this week, despite the fact they had been awarded presidential pardons. New globalist Prime Minister Donald Tusk, alongside the new Marshal (Speaker) of the Sejm (Legislature) Szymon Hołownia, have moved swiftly to persecute members of the former, right-wing government in moves similar to the Biden pursuit of Donald Trump.
  • Who are the ex-ministers jailed in Poland and why were they convicted?

    01/10/2024 9:20:31 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 10, 2024 | Anna Koper
    Former Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski and his deputy Maciej Wasik were detained by police and taken to prison on Tuesday after being convicted of abuse of power. [...] ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCY Kaminski was first elected a member of parliament in 1997 and was re-elected in 2001 and 2005. He resigned in 2006 to become the head of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau. Political opponents said he and his associates pursued corruption with excessive zeal, using methods they said sometimes circumvented laws and hounding innocent people. PARDON In 2015, Kaminski and Wasik were found guilty and sentenced to three years in prison....
  • Donald Tusk, former president of the European Council, confirmed as Poland's new prime minister.

    12/11/2023 11:40:17 PM PST · by RandFan · 36 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Dec 12 | DiscloseTV
    @disclosetv NOW - Donald Tusk, former president of the European Council, confirmed as Poland's new prime minister.
  • Donald Tusk sets out vision of a progressive Poland at heart of EU

    12/12/2023 4:50:59 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 12 12 2023 | Katarzyna Piasecka in Warsaw and Shaun Walker
    SNIP Tusk said the “manifesto” Szczęsny wrote before his death, criticising the creeping authoritarianism of the PiS government, could replace his speech, and read out a fragment: “I protest against the xenophobia introduced by the authorities into public debate … I protest against the hostile attitude of the authorities towards immigrants … I protest against the incapacitation of public television.” His speech was regularly interrupted by shouts from PiS MPs. Mariusz Błaszczak, a PiS MP and former defence minister, called Tusk’s speech a “festival of lies”. After condemning the outgoing government, Tusk outlined his own programme for Poland. “The time...
  • Poland will 'demand full mobilization' of West to help Ukraine

    12/12/2023 7:19:14 AM PST · by JonPreston · 60 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/12/23 | Nate Ostiller
    Newly elected Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Dec. 12 that Poland will “loudly and decisively demand the full mobilization of the free world, the Western world, to help Ukraine in this war.”Poland has been roundly supportive of Ukraine across the political spectrum, including from PiS, though tensions have risen in recent months following diplomatic spats relating to trade issues.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 12/18/2020 Newsdump Friday

    12/18/2020 11:00:28 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/18/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Peoples Rights in Oregon urging support today for Mazatlan Restaurant in Bend. Owners feeling the heat from the Oregon Liquor Control Board and agent Randy Hancock... The home office of a Washington stare official who's been going after businesses in the state for violating COVID-19 restrictions the site of a protest this afternoon... A lockdown in effect for Sydney Australia's Northern Beaches area until Wednesday Midnight... Poland going into a national lockdown from December 28th to January 17th... The US Senate Commerce Committee out with a report saying that Boeing improperly coached test pilots during the recertification for its 737...
  • Poland risks leaving EU with new judges law, Tusk warns

    12/28/2019 9:02:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 19 Dec 2019 09:23 | Andrew Rettman
    Poland risked blundering out of the EU with a new gagging law on judges, former EU Council president Donald Tusk and others have warned. And its rejection of EU energy policy was a form of treason, Tusk added. Simultaneously, Polish anti-LGBTI mores were making it look even more like a pariah, the European Parliament (EP) indicated. “We [Poland] are leaving the EU step by step. It’s not an exaggeration. This departs from all the norms on which the European Union is built,” Tusk told press in Gdansk, on Poland’s Baltic coast, on Wednesday (18 December). […] The law would ban...
  • Ex-EU Chief Shares Photo of Himself Making Gun Gesture Behind Trump’s Back

    12/06/2019 7:17:09 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-06-19 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Former President of the European Council Donald Tusk has shared a picture of himself making a gun gesture behind U.S. President Donald Trump’s back, and slammed Brexit in his first post-presidency interview. The 62-year-old, who abandoned his post as Prime Minister of Poland in 2014 just weeks before his party was turfed out of office in national elections in order to take up his much better paid former role at the European Union, tweeted that “Despite seasonal turbulence our transatlantic friendship must last”, apparently in reference to the NATO summit in London. However, he paired this seemingly innocuous platitude with...
  • Eurocrat Fears Closer Relationship Between UK and U.S. After Brexit

    09/09/2019 7:44:57 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Sep 2019 | VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
    The future president of the European Council has expressed concern about Britain politically drifting away from Europe and towards America, the comments coming as the UK reportedly threatened to pull out of EU defence commitments. “How do we maintain a close relationship to the United Kingdom, our ally and neighbour? How will we repair the potential damage caused by a hard Brexit? The UK is now looking more and more toward the United States,” European Council President-elect Charles Michel, who will replace Donald Tusk on November 1st, said to an audience of the EU’s diplomatic services as reported by POLITICO....
  • Donald rejects Boris Johnson request to remove backstop without alternative proposal

    08/20/2019 5:41:35 AM PDT · by Cronos · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 20 Aug 2019 | Jennifer Rankin
    ec President says call for removal without alternative proposal signals support for hard border Donald Tusk has rejected Boris Johnson’s request to strip the backstop out of the Brexit deal, with a thinly-veiled message that the British government was refusing to admit the lack of realistic alternatives. ...Tusk wrote: “The backstop is an insurance to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland unless and until an alternative is found. Those against the backstop and not proposing realistic alternatives in fact support re-establishing a border. Even if they do not admit it.”...A spokeswoman for the commission welcomed the UK...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 7/18-Friday 7/19/2019

    07/18/2019 10:47:53 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/18/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "I disagree with it by the way....I was not happy with it. I disagree with it...I didn't say that, they did" Part of what President Trump had to say about his supporters shouting "Send Her Back"..... Comments of condemnation coming from the President of the European Council.... In stronger terms than that at the Montreal news conference was Canada'a Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.... In Japan 33 have died in an arson attack on anime studio in Kyoto..... And from the Syrian war the claims from various sources related to it.... Also from the war in Syria the horrible story of...
  • The E.U.: Hell hath no fury

    02/09/2019 2:01:15 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nicholas J. Kaster
    In the midst of negotiations to implement Brexit, E.U. president Donald Tusk sneered that there was “a special place in hell” for those who pushed Brexit “without a plan,” a comment seemingly designed to foil an agreement. The Brexiteers have responded in kind. Nigel Farage tweeted that after Brexit, “we will be free of unelected bureaucrats like you and run our own country.” He added, “Sounds more like heaven to me.” Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP, said that Tusk’s comment “shows exactly why the British people rejected the EU in the first place.” “Britain is implementing the will of the people,”...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 2/6/2019

    02/06/2019 5:13:00 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/6/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump will meet North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un for a second time February 27th and 28th in Vietnam.... Restrictions on protest in France of individuals and groups passed in the National Assembly Tuesday. 387 in favor, 92 against with 74 abstentions.... Authorities in Paris believe an apartment complex fire Monday night was deliberately set... The Battle of Brexit or is it the Betrayal of Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa My intends to talk with the EU later this week and was in Northern Ireland Tuesday talking the "Irish backstop" issue Tuesday..... Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says if the Kurdish...
  • EU President: Trump Not ‘Tuned in’ to ‘Strong, United’ Europe, Claims Nationalism a ‘Threat’

    11/12/2018 7:12:28 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Nov 2018 | Victoria Friedman
    European Council President Donald Tusk has said that the United States is not interested in a “strong, united” Europe and called nationalism a “fundamental threat” to the European Union. The former Prime Minister of Poland turned top Eurocrat made the comments at a speech in his home country on Saturday, the day before Poland celebrated the 100th anniversary of its rebirth as an independent state, with Poles taking part in a march through Warsaw on Sunday condemned by the mainstream media as “far-right” nationalism. “For the first time in history we have an American administration which, to put it delicately,...
  • Donald Tusk: Theresa May's Brexit trade plan won't work

    09/20/2018 2:17:45 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    bbc.com ^ | Sept 20, 2018 | BBC
    Theresa May's proposed new economic partnership with the EU "will not work", the head of the European Council has said. Donald Tusk said the plans risked undermining the EU's single market. He was speaking at the end of an EU summit in Salzburg where leaders of the 27 remaining member states discussed Brexit.
  • The NY Times is Wrong About Trade—So is Everybody Else

    07/30/2018 10:57:46 AM PDT · by Thalean · 1 replies
    American Greatness ^ | July 30, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    President Trump earlier this month told CBS News that the European Union is America’s “foe” because of “what they do to us in trade.” The European Council President Donald Tusk frantically responded, claiming that America and Europe are the "best of friends" and anything else is "fake news." Many free traders see this as far more than simple rhetoric. Economic historian Adam Tooze took to the pages of the New York Times last week to argue Trump is “deliberately foster[ing] economic nationalism.” In this way, Tooze suggests, Trump is little better than China’s President Xi Jinping or Russia’s Vladimir Putin....