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    1. November 27, 2014

      Ladybird struggles to lift off as prices fall

      The Biedronka discount store next to a coffee bar in Warsaw’s business district keeps a low profile. The name translates as...

    2. January 8, 2014

      Call for Poles to boycott Tesco stores

      A senior Polish politician has called for a boycott of Tesco, the UK’s biggest retailer, amid anger at recent comments by...

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    1. Investing in Poland

      With economic growth of about 3 per cent a year, a stable government and a shrinking f...
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    1. December 23, 2013

      Poland attacks Cameron view on migrants

      David Cameron’s hostile rhetoric about immigration has caused anger in Warsaw, prompting two of the country’s pre-eminent...

    2. November 24, 2013

      Donald Tusk’s poll ratings fall as voting marathon looms

      Poland’s government may have seen it through two economic crises in the past five years, but people have become jaded with...

    3. August 26, 2013

      Poland premier Donald Tusk slips up in party leadership poll

      An attempt by Donald Tusk to strengthen his position at the head of Poland’s ruling Civic Platform party has backfired,...

    4. July 17, 2013

      Poland’s opposition stages a comeback raising EU concerns

      The nationalist Law and Justice party of Poland’s combative former premier Jaroslaw Kaczynski is making a comeback in...

    5. May 22, 2013

      Politics: Unpalatable rivals prove to be Tusk’s biggest assets

      In recent weeks Donald Tusk has fired two important ministers, become embroiled in a fight with his junior coalition...

    6. April 10, 2013

      Poland marks anniversary of air crash

      One by one, people wrapped against the biting cold walk along the dark pavement and duck into a decrepit apartment building....

    7. beyondbrics

      March 8, 2013

      Poland's Kaczynski pulls iPad stunt, goes viral, fails to unseat government

      Jaroslaw Kaczynski may not be the obvious choice for Apple’s latest poster boy but his unorthodox use of the company’s iPad...

    8. December 14, 2012

      The List: child actors, then and now

      As a 10-year-old, Mary Badham was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Scout Finch in the 1962 film adaptation of Harper...

    9. October 30, 2012

      Crash story stirs Polish government anger

      An erroneous newspaper story claiming traces of explosives had been found on the wreckage of a Polish airliner which killed...

    10. June 5, 2012

      Euro 2012 to highlight Poland’s success

      Five years ago, there was one problem country and one rising star when Uefa, European football’s governing body, made the...

    11. May 11, 2012

      Pension reform sparks Polish protest

      Angry labour union activists blocked access to the Polish parliament on Friday after the centre-right government pushed...

    12. April 10, 2012

      Protests as Poles mark air crash anniversary

      Rival ceremonies were held in Poland on Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the 2010 air disaster that killed the...

    13. beyondbrics

      March 13, 2012

      Poland: the race to cut red tape

      Poland’s centre-right government and right-wing opposition usually find very little to agree on, which is what makes this...

    14. January 3, 2012

      Ambitious Warsaw increases its influence

      Anyone passing through France’s Loire valley in 1988, the last full year of Communist rule in Poland, might have seen a...

    15. October 10, 2011

      Poland’s Tusk wins historic second term

      Poland's governing centrist coalition led by premier Donald Tusk looked set to win a small majority in parliament following...

    16. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2011

      Poland: Tusk gores Kaczynski

      Prime minister Donald Tusk became the first Polish leader since the fall of Communism to retain power by winning Sunday’s...

    17. October 9, 2011

      Poland re-elects Tusk for second term

      Poland's centrist Civic Platform won a solid victory in parliamentary elections, according to exit polls on Sunday night –...

    18. October 6, 2011

      Voting in Poland

      Just a few weeks ago, Donald Tusk, the leader of Poland’s centre-right Civic Platform, looked certain to become the first...

    19. beyondbrics

      October 6, 2011

      Polish election: heating up

      Poland doesn’t have an amusement park worthy of the name – but the stomach-dropping thrills of roller coasters can easily be...

    20. October 4, 2011

      Tight Polish poll stokes fears of instability

      Poland’s parliamentary election has turned into an unexpectedly tight race between ruling centrists and the right-wing...

    21. beyondbrics

      September 27, 2011

      Poland's elections: cause for concern

      Poland’s parliamentary election was supposed to be a romp for the governing centrist Civic Platform party – touting its...

    22. beyondbrics

      September 15, 2011

      Poland: the lessons of history

      The European parliament is not the kind of place that usually gets pulses racing, but a speech by Jacek Rostowski, the...

    23. April 20, 2011

      Poland reshapes ties with Germany

      Flying into Minsk late last year, Radoslaw Sikorski, Poland’s foreign minister, and Guido Westerwelle, his German...

    24. April 10, 2011

      Air crash makes its mark on Polish poll

      Polish opposition leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski lays a wreath in Warsaw on Sunday on the anniversary of the air disaster that...

    25. January 12, 2011

      Air crash report strains Russia-Polish ties

      Polish-Russian ties have come under renewed strain following the release of the final report by Russia into the causes of...

    26. January 3, 2011

      Moving into Pole position

      The first week of December was a busy one for Polish diplomacy. Bronislaw Komorowski, the president, met his Russian...

    27. October 19, 2010

      Gunman kills rightwing party worker

      A gunman killed a party worker and said he wanted to murder Poland’s rightwing opposition leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, in a...

    28. August 9, 2010

      Poland’s gadfly hones his sting

      Jaroslaw Kaczynski is back. The Polish opposition leader with a remarkable knack for divisive language and scathing attacks...

    29. August 6, 2010

      Poland swears in new president after air crash

      Komorowski, 58, was sworn in as Poland’s fourth democratically-elected president after winning a July snap election forced...

    30. August 3, 2010

      Poles clash over memorial cross for Kaczynski

      More than 1,000 angry demonstrators on Tuesday prevented the removal of a wooden cross in front of the Polish president’s...

    31. FT Alphaville

      July 6, 2010

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, Gideon Rachman: South Africa’s trial by World Cup There are still...

    32. July 5, 2010

      Poland’s challenge

      Bronislaw Komorowski has overcome an unexpectedly robust challenge for the Polish presidency from Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin...

    33. July 5, 2010

      Poland poised for vital reforms

      Bronislaw Komorowski’s narrow victory in Poland’s presidential run-off on Sunday – giving the centre-right Civic Platform...

    34. July 4, 2010

      Komorowski elected Polish president

      ‘Reason to be happy’: Bronislaw Komorowski of the ruling Civic Platform party Bronislaw Komorowski, the candidate for...

    35. July 2, 2010

      Former Polish leader’s twin gaining in polls

      The first words that Lech Kaczynski uttered after being elected Poland's president five years ago were to report his victory...

    36. June 25, 2010

      Taking small steps to play catch-up

      Thirty years ago, anyone standing on Warsaw’s Marchlewski street (named after a Bolshevik hero), would have seen dirty grey...

    37. June 22, 2010

      Poland’s choice

      It is no surprise that Jaroslaw Kaczynski should have gained from an outpouring of sympathy in the first round of Poland’s...

    38. June 22, 2010

      Former SLD chief turns kingmaker in Polish elections

      The leader of a left-wing ex-Communist party has become the kingmaker in the second round of Poland's presidential elections...

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