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2020 Polish presidential election

As we are getting ready for presidential election here in USA, Poland is about to choose a new president as well. The 2020 Polish presidential election was due to be held on May 10th 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The election (wybory) was initially scheduled for May, when President Duda had a commanding lead in the polls and was expected to win easily. PiS leaders wanted to push ahead with a postal vote despite the pandemic, but the vote was postponed at the last minute. ...
Tags: Politics, Economy, Linguistics, Poland, Countries, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Gerd Altmann, Current News, Trzaskowski, USA Poland, Polski Polls, Szymon Hołownia, Krzysztof Bosak


Finally a boy was born in this Polish village after 10 years!

Some of you may remember my post from last year about a small village in Poland, where for the past 10 years only girls have been born. Most of the people living in the village of Miejsce Odrzańskie are women! And within last 10 years there hasn’t been a boy born to couples who live there. The village came to global attention last year after the unusual series of girl-only births aroused interest in the Polish media when the village sent an all-girl team to a regional volunteer firefighting comp...
Tags: Kids, Linguistics, Poland, Countries, Bartek, Current News, Miejsce Odrzańskie, Miejsce Odrzańskie Want, Anna Milek


How is Earth celebrating its day with coronavirus pandemic?

Earth Day is an annual event, held on April 22nd, to demonstrate support and foster knowledge about environmental protection. It was first organised in 1970 in the USA. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. In Poland the first Earth Day (Dzień Ziemi) was held 30 years ago. Though the coronavirus has caused life-t...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Holidays, Environment, Earth, Rome, Nature, Culture, Linguistics, Poland, European Space Agency, Countries, Victory Gardens, Pixabay, Paris Madrid, Current News


Make sure to visit Warsaw University of Technology this weekend!

There is a lot happening at the Warsaw University of Technology (Politechnika Warszawska) this weekend, so make sure to stop by if you are in the area. It is called International Festival of Warsaw. So far 21 countries are part of this International Festival (Festiwal Międzynarodowy). Warsaw University of Technology. Image by Jolanta Dyr from Pixabay So what is it exactly?  I have never attended one, but you can find helpful information  on this website. The main goal of the event is to enable...
Tags: Education, Culture, Calendar, Linguistics, Poland, Santa Claus, Warsaw, Countries, Old Town Square, Gordon Johnson, Current News, Warsaw University of Technology, Jolanta Dyr, Henryk Niestrój, Warsaw University of Technology Image, Pixabay International


Is U.S. visa waiver program in near future for Poland?

The fact that Poland, a major ally of the US, still does not enjoy visa-free travel to the US has been an irritation to the Polish side for some years. However, the number of visa applications refused has fallen sharply over the past few years. The American embassy in Warsaw launched a campaign in April to help Poland join the US Visa Waiver Program. The US ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher vowed to help lift visas for Poles travelling to America by the end of 2020. Image by cytis from ...
Tags: Travel, White House, US, America, Regulations, United States, Linguistics, Poland, Donald Trump, Warsaw, Countries, Hassan, U S Visa Waiver Program, Current News, Georgette Mosbacher, Pixabay So


2019 European Parliament election

European Parliament elections came to a close today! They not only determine the make-up of the next EU assembly and help decide who ends up running top European institutions but can also play back into the national politics of the bloc’s 28 member states. The European Parliament (Europejski Parlament) is the only EU institution whose members are elected through a direct popular vote. Members of the European Parliament are responsible for electing the President of the European Commission—the EU ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, Economy, Organizations, Linguistics, Poland, European Commission, Catholic Church, Parliament, European Parliament, Countries, Kaczynski, Mateusz Morawiecki, Gordon Johnson, Current News


Why are Polish teachers on strike?

Teachers (nauczyciele) in Poland went on an indefinite nationwide strike over pay Monday after the government failed to meet union demands during days of negotiations. Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay The strike (strajk) by teachers of kindergarten all the way up through the final year of high school is the first such widespread work stoppage in Poland’s classrooms since a two-week strike in 1993, when graduation exams had to be canceled at many schools. The indefinite strike started Mond...
Tags: Kids, Education, Linguistics, Poland, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Current News, Steve Buissinne, Parliament Image, Pixabay Warsaw


Get ready for a sweet Polish feast!

Two words: Fat Thursday (Tłusty Czwartek)! I’m sure most of you have already heard about it. Tomorrow it is that day of the year, when thousands of bakeries/coffee shops around Poland will be working intensively to satisfy the desire of millions of Poles that are willing to continue with this amazing Polish tradition of indulging in pączki and faworki! Fat Thursday is celebrated once a year, on the last Thursday prior to Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. This year, 2019, it will be celebr...
Tags: Food, Holidays, Culture, Linguistics, Poland, Customs, Current News, Jędrzej Kitowicz, Faworki


Wild boar and African Swine Fever concern in Poland

If you follow Polish news, you probably heard about the plans to slaughter some of the wild boars, because of African Swine Fever they may spread. African Swine Fever – or ASF – is a deadly virus found in pigs. It was detected in around 3,200 wild boars and pigs in different locations across Poland between February 2014 and last summer, according to the Polish news agency PAP. Image courtesy pixabay.com It is not harmful to humans, but is almost always fatal for pigs (świnie) and boars (dziki)...
Tags: Europe, Animals, Environment, European Union, Linguistics, Poland, Countries, Pap, ASF, PZL, Current News, Mikołaj Golachowski


New world champions team Poland!

Are you a fan of volleyball??? I am and I was watching it on September 30th! What happened? September 30, 2018 – Poland shut out Brazil 3-0 (28-26, 25-20, 25-23) in a thrilling final of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship before yet another sellout crowd at Turin’s Pala Alpitour to collect the third world title in their history, after 1974 and 2014! Volleyball (siatkówka) in Poland is a popular team sport. It is one of the most popular sports in Poland. The Men’s national team is r...
Tags: Games, Usa, Russia, US, Sports, United States, Italy, Serbia, Linguistics, Poland, Brazil, Turin, Current News, Pala Alpitour, Bartosz Kurek Poland, Kurek


What a sweet mess on a Polish road!

We all know that Poland is famous for it’s amazing chocolate (czekolada)! They make it, they love it, they enjoy it! But nobody expected this to happen…Couple months ago a truck full of liquid chocolate has overturned on a motorway in Poland, spilling 12 tons of the sweet stuff all over the road! Thankfully, nobody was badly physically hurt — the driver of the truck only had a broken arm — but chocolate lovers around the world have had their hearts broken upon seeing the waste of so much good st...
Tags: Food, Linguistics, Poland, Countries, Current News


The influential Polish woman who changed history!

As a woman and a mother of two very strong willed daughters, I care about women and the role they play in today’s world a lot, as you can just imagine! Some made music, some climbed mountains, some loved science. Women who overcame hardship, broke records and blazed trails – shattering glass ceilings and even tougher things! Powerful woman! Image courtesy pixabay.com After reading quotes of these legendary women, you’ll know you can contribute towards the society no matter what – you don’t nee...
Tags: Wales, History, Culture, Margaret Thatcher, Amelia Earhart, Paris, Linguistics, Poland, Michelle Obama, Madonna, Jane Austen, Diana, Red Cross, Oprah Winfrey, Marie Curie, Famous People


Historic first ski descent of K2 by a Polish daredevil, Andrzej Bargiel!

On July 22nd, Polish ski – mountaineer, Andrzej Bargiel, made history, by completing the first ever ski descent of Karakorum giant known as K2! Congratulations! Just 200m shorter than Mt Everest, and a lot more dangerous, it’s considered by far most technical and deadliest peak in the world. It was one of the few well-known peaks still un-skied from the summit. Until July 22, 2018 that is, when Polish adventurer Andrzej Bargiel clicked into his bindings at an altitude of 8,611m and skied his way...
Tags: Outdoors, Russia, Sports, History, Adventures, Linguistics, Countries, China Pakistan, Mt Everest, Elbrus, Savage Mountain, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Andrzej, Current News, Andrzej Bargiel, Himalayas Bargiel


Python on the loose near Warsaw!

If you follow the news from Poland, you probably heard about 16-foot Indian python that has been reportedly roaming the southern suburban area of Warsaw. Since Saturday, July 7th, police, firefighters and Animal Rescue Poland Foundation’s specialists are after this snake (wąż). Police in Piaseczno, close to the Polish capital, have asked people to stay away from the river until the renegade reptile (renegatowy gad) is recovered. Four drones, part of a search team of four boats and volunteers, po...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Animals, Linguistics, Poland, South America, Warsaw, TVN, Piaseczno, India Sri Lanka, Vistula, Current News, Asia Africa Australia, Animal Rescue Poland Foundation, Radoslaw Ratajszczak


Young Polish doctors on a hunger strike!

If you follow Polish news, you probably already heard about young Polish doctors starting a hunger protest at the beginning of the month. A few dozen young doctors have been on a hunger strike at a children’s hospital in Warsaw and were joined by groups in Szczecin, in the northwest, and in the central city of Łódź. Recently Gdańsk, Kraków and other cities joined in as well. Hundreds of protesting doctors, medical students and supporters convened in front of Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło’s ...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Government, Linguistics, Poland, Warsaw, Szczecin, Beata Szydło, Leszek Skiba, Szydło, Current News, Łódź Recently Gdańsk Kraków, Konstanty Radziwiłł, Henryk Kowalczyk